Friday, July 31, 2015

Be the best of whatever you are!

Be the best of whatever you are!

One of the many books that have made an impact on my life is Dale Carnegie's - "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living" and I recommend one reads it at the earliest. From this book which Dale Carnegie has always picked up the best quotes and elaborated on them with his own wisdom words, and counseling I have always love the Poem by the Late Douglas Malloch which I publish here below for all. No words of explanation required for this one. Respects to this great personality.

If you can't be a pine on the top of the hill.
Be a scrub in the valley-but be
The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush, if you can't be a tree.
If you can't be a bush, be a bit of the grass.
If you can't be a muskie, then just be a bass-
But the liveliest bass in the lake!
We can't all be captains, we've got to be crew.
There's something for all of us here.
There's big work to do and there's lesser to do
And the task we must do is the near.
If you can't be a highway, then just be a trail,
If you can't be the sun, be a star;
It isn't by the size that you win or you fail-

Be the best of whatever you are!”  

God Bless! 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tribute to A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Tribute to A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

 In loving memory of our most respected and loved Former President A.P.J.ABDUL KALAM. Some inspiring facts and information. A simple tribute to this great Idol and personality.

  1. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
    Former President of India
  2. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. A career scientist turned reluctant politician, Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu and studied physics and aerospace engineering. 
  3. Born: October 15, 1931 (age 83), Rameswaram
  4. Died: July 27, 2015, Shillong
  5. Full name: Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
  6. Awards: Bharat Ratna, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, 
  7. Parents: Ashiamma Jainulabiddin, Jainulabiddin Marakayar
    Check out this link here -Twitter.
    Read all about him here - 
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 Check out all the wonderful Books he published here 


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Update on Revamping of my Blog Layouts

Update on Revamping of my Blog Layouts

  (I will try and display this sign above on the Blogs that I will be working on).
Hi Friends, Fans and Valued Readers. You are already aware that I have a host of Blogs covering various topics and I am indeed proud and thankful to you for your motivation, and continued viewership due to which my Blogs have received constant appreciation and liking. 

In this effort to continue to do better and give  my readers the very best of my Blogging and writing , I have decided to revamp the layout of almost all my blogs in a way to give better and faster access to all readers to a topic of their choice. I have done this by Introducing Pages corresponding to the categories or specific topics related to each blog, so that the reader can first go to that page and read the content immediately without having to search extensively by Keyword Tags, or using the Labels or even search box provided in the Blog.

A sample of how the pages would look can be seen in the Layout of my own Business Blog for Manasvi International which you can see below. 

You can clearly see the Links to each page seen above as - About Us , Company Profile, Solutions and Services, Contact Us , which when clicked on will take you to the respective pages. The similar pattern is being applied to my other blogs.

It would be difficult to visualize these pages unless you see a sample which will be up soon, however suffice to explain with an example as to how these pages will work - 

Let me give you an example of my Blog - Musicopedia which is a Blog that caters to all topics related to Music. Invariably this is a vast topic and will have practically innumerable categories or labels for search. I have therefore created pages for this Blog in this Order. The Names of the Pages for various blogs may change but idea behind creation of the pages remains the same - 

Home - This would be the default page that comes up when you open any blog and will have a continuous Blog post roll, in that every time I publish a new post it is always seen on the top and first when you open the blog. So if you would have to look for a specific post you would have to search by label or keyword, which is now reduced to a minimum.

History - This Page will deal with everything to do with the History of Music and will have all posts relating to History under the same heading so it becomes easy to identify.

Genres Traditions and Styles - Here again this Page will have all posts about various Genres of Music, Traditions, Styles, Gharanas etc.

Bands & Groups - The Most loved and sought after page here will be having a list of all the Bands and Groups of various Genres.

Musical Instruments - This is a very Exhaustive topic and this Page will be dealing with all Posts that are related to any Musical Instrument that I publish about.

Great Musicians and Artists - Without a doubt this will be the main page where people will be looking forward to and always searching for. This will contain the total Profile of various Artists, and Musicians from various Genres.

Bibliography - This is a very important page which will give the links of various references from which I have taken my content. As you are already aware, that Blogging requires a lot of referential reading and then the content has to be collated, in short, and a way that it is readable and can give a quick reference to the topic. The links that will be given here will be available for all to go to and read at will in an exhaustive manner.

Glossary -  This is a Page where specific Terms, Words, and Terminology that may be used in Music in various Genres will be highlighted and the meaning of each given there for the understanding of the reader. This will help the layman to understand the topic in better detail and clarity. 

The above are only an example of the general format of how the layout of Pages would look in a specific Blog of that Topic. Of course these would change according to the subject of my Blogs or add or be deleted as found needful, and appropriate for the reader.

How to search for a post - I am giving here in general how one should search for a post. Normally if the reader is looking for say - Alla Rakha - the table Maestro he would find it immediately in the Great Musicians and Artists page, if there is indeed a post for him. Secondly they could search for him in the Labels/ Tags on the right hand side column, or use the Search Box on the Blog to find the Post. As Alla Rakha was a Tabla Player, it could also be tagged in Tabla - for Musical Instruments, and similarly found in the tags. So it becomes very easy for a reader to search for a specific post on the Blog. 

As I am trying my best to further refine this process by using drop down menus, which take a lot of time, I will keep an update regarding this as and when it is done as it is an exhaustive process and takes a lot of time for each post. 

I am sure you will like this new style of presenting my content to you, and the comments, suggestions, ideas, and valued inputs from all readers will be highly appreciated. You can write to me directly at my email -, stating the subject matter and blog reference and I will be happy try and incorporate the best practices to give you all the best of my Blog. 

Looking forward to giving you the best.

This process may leave some unfinished pages and links which may not have any content, so inconvenience caused to the readers during this revamping is highly regretted.