Appreciate Life’s Annoying Little Things

  • As you might know, the head of a major company survived the tragedy of “9/11” in New York because his son started kindergarten.
  • Another fellow was alive because it was his turn to bring donuts.
  • One woman was late because her alarm clock didn’t go off in time.
  • One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike because of an auto accident. 

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Earthquake and Mother’s Sacrifice

After the Earthquake had subsided, when the rescuers reached the ruins of a young woman’s house, they saw her dead body through the cracks. But her pose was somehow strange that she knelt on her knees like a person was worshiping; her body was leaning forward and her two hands were supporting an object. The collapsed house had crashed her back and her head.

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Vaikom Vijayalakshmi did not let blindness come in the way. Fate, she thought, could always be changed, spirit willing.

THERE are so many who do not make full use of the five senses. It is only when you see the many unfortunate ones, fighting to survive, even scaling great heights, despite their disability, that we pause to think of our blessings and also of our lack of drive, perhaps.


This is a story of a young girl’s triumph over her disability, of her innate musical talent and most of all, a story of coping graciously with a cruel life.  Vaikom Vijaylakshmi was blessed with the gift of voice but deprived of the pleasures of vision.  She is also a renowned veena artist . 


01 Ohm Kara – Varnam – Shanmughapriya – Adi
02 Prasidha Gananadham – Preyasi – Adi
03 Hiranmayi – Lalitha – Rupakam

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Mahaganapathim-Veena Concert Paramekkavu

Here are  two video clippings of the songs Mahaganapathim-Raga- Naata set to Adi Thalam and Harivarasanam – a song on Lord Ayyappa.

I couldn’t record audio due to frequent power disruptions except for a couple of songs. The recording quality is not very good here too. Here is one..

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