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Vasudev Murthy's Book What The Raags Told Me is certainly unusual for a book on music
Vasudev Murthy's What The Raags Told Me is surely a one-of-its-kind book, a mystical exploration. The late V.G. Jog, overwhelmed by the book, calls it a "piece of art" in his foreword.
'Core of Karnatic Music', compiled and edited by Mr.A.D.Madhavan, a management professional retired from service having keen interest in music, is an anthology of 404 famous Karnatic Music Krithis of 33 well-known composers in seven Indian languages.Against each Krithi, there is the text or 'Sahithya' in Devanagari, English and Malayalam and its meaning or 'Saramsa' in English and Malayalam. An anthology of this kind, with as large as 404 popular Krithis of 33 famous composers, in seven Indian languages, with features mentioned above, under a single folder is unique and perhaps the first of its kind in Karnatic music literature. This work therefore is bound to benefit music lovers, teachers and students around the world, who have knowledge of Devanagari, English or Malayalam.
Of the 404 compilations, 118 are of Thyagaraja Swamikal, 75 of Muthuswami Dikshithar, 31 of Shyama Sasthri, 39 of Swathithirunal, 23 of Purandaradas, 23 of Annamacharya, 19 of Papanasam Shivan and balance 72 of various other distinguished composers like Uthukad Venkatasubbaiyer, Mysore Vasudevacharya, Sadasiva Brahmendrar, Narayana Theerthar, Kanaka Dasa, Mutthaiah Bhagavathar, Arunagirinathar, Subrahmanya Bharathi, K.C. Kesava Pillai, Irayimman Thampy, Kuttikkunju Thankachi, Narsinh Mehta and others.
'Ganagandharva', Dr. K.J.Yesudas, who has written the 'Foreword' to this book, has observed that this book should be possessed by every music student and sangeetha vidwan not only as a reference book, but to understand the meaning of the Krithis, so that they will be able to sing with the right 'bhava'.
The above book, having 626 pages of A4 size, already published by M/s Pen Books Pvt.Ltd, Aluva, Kerala and released to the public by His Excellency : The Governor of Kerala, Shri.Sikander Bakht, on 4 th May 2003, at a cultural function of "Swaralaya", Thiruvananthapuram , is priced at Rs.650/- in India and US $ 35/- abroad.
The Author, Mr.A.D.Madhavan (admadhavan at admadhavan.com) and the Publishers, Pen Books Pvt Ltd (penbooks at satyam.net.in) can be contacted through e-mail.
A dozen sample Krithis extracted from the book and other details about this work can be had from the website of the author(www.admadhavan.com).
10) Book 'Alphabetical Index of Karnatak Songs' and CD 'Ultimate Index': Contents of the CD and the 2 part set of Karnatak song Index
For those who wish to refer to refer to songs at a concert, an Alphabetical Index of Karnatak Songs is also available in a two volume set. The first part has the same 33400 entries with raga, tala, composer, janya, text reference and notation reference where available. The second part has two cross-reference indexes, one for ragas and the other for composers, the two arohas/avarohas lists mentioned earlier and the related files. Each book has about 570 pp., 8 1/2" X 11" size. Price of each part is US 25.00. (US 50.00 per set). Mailing charges are extra (about 8.00)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
11) Manufacture and Repair of Tabla: "Manufacture and Repair of Tabla" is the third book in the series "The Complete Reference for Tabla". The first two volumes are "Fundamentals of Tabla", and "Advanced Theory of Tabla".
This book has several functions. The primary function is to document
the traditional approaches to the manufacture and repair of tabla.
This will also deal with the materials science involved. This book
covers such additional topics as metal, rawhide, and wood. There is a
also a discussion of the physics behind the instrument. There is
also a special emphasis on issues that effect non-Indian repair
personnel. These including labor saving techniques and health
12) Knowledge@Wharton - Confessions of a Recovering Workaholic: For many years Jonathan Lazear spent long hours building a literary
agency whose success brought him the usual trappings - large house,
new cars, expensive vacations. It wasn't until he realized that his
work habits had led him to ignore virtually every other part of his
life that he stepped back - and wrote a book. In The Man Who Mistook
His Job for a Life, Lazear talks about being addicted to work and
offers advice to help readers avoid the same fate.
14) A Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science, and Spirituality By Ken Wilber: Type the description here.
Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come - Victor
17) bought Dr Gillian McKeith's Living Food for Health: ... Dr Edmond Bordeaux Szekely concluded his lifetime of research by issuing four very specific dietary food categorisations
18) Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health by L. Ron Hubbard: Type the description here.
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21) Bragg: The Miracle of Fasting: Proven Throughout History for Physical, Mental and Spiritual Rejuvination: http://www.notdoctors.com/mirfast.html
It's nice to have your tree shaken every so often. I got mine shook last night. My wife took me to a raw food event, hosted by a mom, dad and two kids who've been entirely raw (only organic, uncooked fruits, nut and veggies) for seven years. A raw foods life style used to be a paradigm shocker for me, but I've eaten mostly that way for 5 years now so that wasn't what shook me into better thinking. It was these: (Tree shake #1) The family had recently returned from their three- month walk from Mexico to Canada. What a reminder that was in adventurous living. (Shake #2) I asked the daughter, fifteen, what grade she was in. She looked at me a bit puzzled and said, "I'm not in a grade." "Why not?" I asked. "I home school and I take courses at the university." If that doesn't speak well for itself, I don't know what does. (Shake #3) I asked her what it was like walking across the country. Did it seem long or short? She replied, "I don't know. I was walking in the moment, and moments are both long and short, depending on how you look at them." Wow, walking across the country in the moment – need I say more?... I mean, need she say more? My message today -- Intentionally live different from the masses, because it's inspiring and powerful to be awake.
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24) Seven LEAN Years: Trying to get a "good" job -- that is to say, a job that is above the
national median income of approximately $14 per hour as of 1998 -- is
getting harder and harder for a surprising new demographic in
America. While the conventional wisdom and the media "talking heads"
keep on droning endlessly about a supposed "high-tech labor
shortage," the reality of the labor situation in the early twenty-
first century is far different from a shortage. The truth about the
economic desolation of the American middle class is being hidden by a
barrage of press releases emanating from professional spin-doctors
who have an agenda that is in opposition to aspirations of the
mainstream American high-tech worker.
25) A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole: Dave : The Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole is one of my
favorite books. It's very funny. Highly recommended. If you want to
understand what's going on don't think of others being such a
confederacy. Instead think of us all as dunce-like dancing puppets,
and you'll be closer to Great Hair.
26) BookRags Notes: Old Man and the Sea: An old man named Santiago has gone 84 days without catching a fish.
During the first 40 days of his unlucky streak, he fished with a
young boy named Manolin, who had been with the old man ever since he
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parents told their son not to fish with the old man. They forced him
to join up with a more lucrative boat, which ended up catching three
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27) The Internet Classics Archive | The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius: From my grandfather Verus I learned good morals and the government of my temper.
From the reputation and remembrance of my father, modesty and a manly character.
From my mother, piety and beneficence, and abstinence, not only from evil deeds, but even from evil thoughts; and further, simplicity in my way of living, far removed from the habits of the rich.
From my great-grandfather, not to have frequented public schools, and
to have had good teachers at home, and to know that on such things a
man should spend liberally.
28) Book recommendations for potential writers?: Reading New Yorker magazine every week is probably more than enough
if you want to keep up with what is good modern writing. Personally,
I prefer Edith Wharton and her generation, but that's not a style
that is likely to get one published in any modern magazine.
30) Amazon.com: buying info: Built to Last: ...the organizations who "get it" understand the power of this blending - basic research, applied engineering, talking to the people from whom you wish to take money (ie, customers). a great example of that outside the computer/communications biz is 3M.
there's a book, "Built to Last", which i'm told looks at some
companies and finds several very counter-intuitive results. i won't suggest
it's right or wrong, but it seems thought-provoking...
"Mike O'Dell" mo at ccr dot org
34) HBS Working Knowledge: Leadership, Strategy & Competition: Why Leaders Need Great Books: "Here's this young guy," says Badaracco of Jerry in the
story. "He's smart. He's ambitious. Like the people he's
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he does. But he's got to deal very early in his career with
something he thinks is wrong.
"The struggle is partly with his own idealism versus the
circumstances in which he's found himself. And it's partly
against the policies of a large organization."
35) HBS Working Knowledge: Leadership, Strategy & Competition: Harold Bloom On What Bill Gates Should Be Reading This Summer: Every individual—regardless of profession—needs to stretch
his mind and to reflect, now and again, on the human
condition. Literature beckons, but which works should be
read, and why? To help answer these questions, HBR senior
editor Diane L. Coutu recently met with Harold Bloom, the
Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University and
Berg Professor of English at New York University Graduate
School. A MacArthur Prize winner, Bloom has edited more
than 1,200 books of literary criticism and has written 24
books, among them such best-sellers as Shakespeare and The
Western Canon. In this excerpt taken from a wide-ranging
conversation in his home in New Haven, Connecticut, Bloom
discussed what we can learn from literature—and what we
My pitch to programmers, which is far more revolutionary
than any programming language or operating system can be,
is to look for understanding where you find it, work with
people you want to work with, and don't waste time with
people who won't listen and aren't grounded in the truth.
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