Wednesday, December 1, 2010

SEVALAYA-Design for Change

Sevalaya is an organisation dedicated to social service inspired by the teachings of Swami Vivekananda, Mahathm Gandhiji, And Mahakavi Bharathiyar.The institution is running an orphanage, oldage home, a rural higher secondary school, a library,and a dispensary etc.,. The institution is located in Kasuva village in the outskirts of Chennai.They are a dedicated lot.

Recently the institution has bagged an international award. And got a prize of a classroom building to be constructed by Walt Disney.
38,000 schools - 24 countires - 250,000 children taking part - worlds
largest "Design for Change" Contest and Sevalaya kids come on TOP of
the world. The first prizes were shared with 19 other schools.

Sevalaya kids designed a change to reduce / reuse plastic and
implemented it in 7 villages around Sevalaya. This was reported on CNN
IBN too. Now they have won an international award - as part of this
award Walt Disney will set up a class room in Sevalaya.
Sevalaya can be reached at:

PHONE (044) 26344243
MOBILE 9444167625
E mail:


Please post your questions for DEC'2010-(1)here.Every time you ask a question do not forget to give DOB,POB,TOB(DATE,PLACE,TIME OF BIRTH)&GENDER;even for second and subsequent questions.I AM 61 YEARS OF AGE.NOT ABLE TO SIT FOR LONG TIME BEFORE THE COMPUTER.After a road accident on 13-01-2010, I have borrowed disc prolapse problem also.If I sit with difficulty for 30 mins, I am forced to stretch for 45 mins.
Come to this blog only if you have some problem. Do not ask for "future". Future is a hidden secret from all of us. That is the beauty of life. If all the truths about future are revealed there will not be any charm in life.A 17 year old boy asking about his future wife or when will he meet his lover! What can I answer to such questions?
Some people come to my mail ID with trivial matters. Mail to be used only if there is very confidential matters to disclose.As my mail box is over flowing, most of my mails are not answered. Better avoid mail correspondence.

There is no response to my ANNADANAM appeal.I shall request bloggers to consider that.

Many are in the habit of removing their questions after getting answers from me.
I do not appreciate that.

Do not mention the opinion of other astrologers here.Every one has a set approach to astrology.Sometimes contradictory views confuse people.

The professiinal astrologers get their livelihood by matching horoscope for marriage and fixing muhurthams. Better you consult a professional for such services.

Do not pack many questions in the same post. Ask only one priority question. You may repost the next question after a week or ten days.


I am a socially conscious person.I was doing some social activities from my boyhood. As an adult I was given the opportunity to cooperate with like minded elders in building a higher secondary school in my residential area for the poor and lower middle class pupils.The school is going to celebrate silver jubilee in June 2010.I was also instrumental in running a dispensary
for the village poor for over 8 years.Though I named the hospital as" Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Vaidyasala" , the poor village folk preferred to call it 'one rupee hospital'! Those were the days when I was imbued with the noble thoughts of service as a path to spirituality.As God wished, I could not continue the dipensary;as the school has been well founded, my services there is no more reqired. My other services also were discontinued due to many reasons.

Annadanam is my favourrite service which I have been doing regularly.

I was at Thanjavur for over 38 years.Now migrated to Lalgudi.At
Thanjavur I was giving lunch to 20 mentally challenged street
loitering persons for over 4 years.

Now I have started giving daily 3 times food to a
ex-cobler aged 70 who stopped working due to loss of fingers because of
leprosy afliction. He is sitting near railway station here; never begs.
Whatever comes his way he takes it as gift of God.

Morning I give him one temple prasadam pongal(Rs.2/-),two idlis with
sambar and chutney(Rs8/=); full lunch from hotel(Rs.40/=) ;evening
temple prasadam puliyotharai(Rs.3/-) thayirsatham(2/-) and one chips
pocket(5/-). So today his food expenses per day is Rs60/- His cleaning
materials like soap, tooth powder, some medicines, oil,
etc., may cost 40/-perday. So his maintenace at street is 3000/-per month.

The problem is he will not be allowed to enter a hotel.Even the money
touched by him will not be accepted.So I personally feed him.

Please Contribute your might.Tell your friends and relatives too.

When you help someone, the help is returned in Two folds!!

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Prediction Came True DEC'2010

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Philosophical,Religious,Traditional Discussions DEC'2010

You are free to post here your views, what ever good subject you have studied and matters of interest.Any thing not conforming to the decorum of this column will be removed by the blog administrator.Be a self editor.Do not hurt any ones feelings. Genuine and gentle matters are the ones I want.




I am not a writer.. I don’t know how to give this article a start. But then, I have promised myself and I have to start. I am the daughter of a businessman. My father suffered a mini stroke in the month of May, to be precise 27th may 2010. The day was a disaster for our family.. to be true we did not know if we would have him with us or not after that moment. What is a stroke? It is a condition in which the blood supply to the brain is affected. The causes can be many. But why I am calling it a mini stroke, you will realize it as you read the article.
On 25th may 2010, my dad was complaining of severe headache which was sudden in onset. I told him it may be just because he must be tired. My first mistake! He till date never had ever complained of such a severe headache. I told him to take a pain killer. He took one on my advice. There was a little relief from the pain. On 27th may 2010, he got ready to go with mom for a wedding. He was absolutely fine till then. After 20 minutes, my mom called me up and told me, “ Beta, your dad can’t speak. He is not realizing where we are going and he is throwing off his shoes. What do I do?”
I was horrified hearing those words. In that one second, I realized I made a mistake of not realizing what his headache meant. I told my mom, “Do not panic, just turn back the rickshaw and get him to the nursing home near our place.” I along with my elder sister ran to the nursing home. I told my sister on the way that I am afraid it could be a stroke. She did not understand what I was talking and to be true, I did not have the guts to tell her what it meant. When my mom got to the nursing home, I asked dad, “dad, what happened?” he did not reply. He was not recognizing who I was. I was shattered. He could speak, but the words were all in the wrong place. He was unaware the he was using wrong words. He was disoriented. I asked him to lie on the bed in the casualty. I asked him to move all his limbs. Luckily, he could. The power in his limbs was perfect. The attending doctor told me “Your dad is hysterical. He is absolutely fine.” I insisted and told him, “he is not hysterical, he is aphasic and disoriented, you have to admit him. I am his daughter and I know my dad well” he did not listen. But in another 5 minutes, he had a convulsion (fits). My sis and mom were shocked to see what was happening. Never in their life had they witnessed a convulsion.

A convulsion is a tonic-clonic movement of all the limbs, there is clinching at the jaw and tongue bites do happen. The patent is unaware about what is happening. I tried to keep calm and held his head so that he would not injure himself. The attack passed off in 20 seconds. And then he lost his consciousness.
He was shifted into the icu. The attending doctor came up to me and told me that he was sorry for his premature judgment. He told me it will take 45 minutes for their senior doctor to come. I wanted to yell at him, but I was more concerned about my dad. I shifted my dad from that nursing home to a reliable hospital. There was risk but I had to take it. All this happened in 1 hour.. but it seemed to be the longest 1 hour.
After the investigations were done in the other hospital, we came to know, the blood in his cerebral sinus (area in the brain where impure blood is drained to) had clotted. He was immediately started on blood thinners. He was absolutely normal the next day..he recognized all of us, was well oriented and spoke to us. The doctors carried out a few more investigations. His vitamin B12 levels were at the minimum. Thanks to the fact we are pure vegetarians. There is minimum vit. B12 in vegetarian diet and could be the cause.
Now, my dad is under treatment, but much better than before.
I called it a mini stroke because in a stroke, usually the patient loses the power in his limb. My dad was having normal power in all his limbs. My dad has no bad habits, his blood pressure is always normal, then too he suffered. We too suffered with him.. but by god’s grace,he is fine!

How to identify that the individual might be having a stroke? Just a few important points..
1st- ask him his name and where is he. This will tell you if he is aware and oriented. You can also understand his speech-the flow, any slurring and wrong phrasing
2nd- try to check the power in his limbs by asking to move them.
3rd- ask him to show his tongue - see if it deviates to one side that could be an indication of a stroke.
Causes that can cause a stroke are high blood pressure, diabetes (high sugar level) and stress among the many causes that can be well controlled. Prolonged bed rest after an operation can also result in clots in your lower limb, which can pass onto your lungs and brain. Early ambulation (movement) is a must. Maintaining your blood pressure to an optimum level is very much essential. Sudden rise in blood pressure can cause hemorrhage or bleeding into the brain. Also, keep a check on your sugar levels in the blood. Do a fasting (minimum 8 hours gap between the dinner time and morning blood testing time) and postprandial (2hrs after lunch) at regular intervals.
Even if you pass on this important information to your loved ones and relatives, I guess my work will be done. You have to be aware and take a step ahead to help your family and friends