Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Another poem for chitrakavana

ಈ ಬಾರಿಯ ಚಿತ್ರಕವನದ ಹದಿಮೂರನೆಯ ಚಿತ್ರಕ್ಕೆ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು ಮುಕ್ತಕವನ್ನು ಬರೆದಿದ್ದೇನೆ.

वीथीतटेष्वुशितमस्तु सुरालये वा
चीनाम्बरं धरतु वाथ विदीर्णचीरम् ।
अश्नातु मृष्टमनिशं किल वा कुभैक्ष्यम्
माता सदैव सुतलालन एव तृप्ता ॥

ರಸ್ತೆಬದಿಯಲ್ಲಿರಲಿ, ಸುರರ ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿರಲಿ, ಚೀನಾಂಬರ ಧರಿಸಿರಲಿ, ಹರಿದುದನ್ನುಟ್ಟಿರಲಿ, ಮೃಷ್ಟಾನ್ನವುಣ್ಣಲಿ, ಭಿಕ್ಷೆಯನು ಭಕ್ಷಿಸಲಿ,
ತಾಯಿಗೆ ತೃಪ್ತಿ ಸಿಗುವುದು ಮಗುವಿನ ಲಾಲನೆಯಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ಅಲ್ಲವೇ!


Aram said...

Only a great, super-sensitive mother could have come up with your beautiful lines!!!

"Kuputro jaayet kwachidapi kumaataa na bhavati"

The son needs a mother at least for the first 20 years of his life and ideally until his own future children's mother comes -- and if the older mother is lucky, even afterwards.

Aram said...

"ತಾಯಿಗೆ ತೃಪ್ತಿ ಸಿಗುವುದು ಮಗುವಿನ ಲಾಲನೆಯಲ್ಲಿಯೇ...."

how does the magic bonding between a mother and her newborn occur?

what is the chemistry involved?

There is a curious case from the animal world, where a yearling mother failed to recognize her own baby, though right there in front of her.

The funniest thing is that I read this interesting incident in a management book, Peter Senge's The Fifth Discipline Field Book - Strategies and Tools for Building A Learning Organization.

3 pages long. Will send in a comment if interested.

parijata said...

I was not thinking about myself much, when I wrote this.
I hope my son will need me until his wife comes along... After that, I hope I will move away and make way for her.

Yes, I happened to watch this story from the animal world, on TV. Apparently the mother gorilla had no previous experience of delivery, and had a c-section. She apparently did not recognize the baby, refused to feed it.

Yes, I am interested in knowing more about this. Please send it. Thanks.

Aram said...
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parijata said...

I really loved the piece. Thanks for sending it. I have deleted that comment.

The story I watched (on Animal planet, I think) was different. The mother gorilla finally did not recognize her baby, and the baby had to be bottle-fed.

Lakshmi Bharadwaj said...

Hello madam,
sorry if this is irrelevant and out of topic, but learning you studied in National COllege, do you know MSVR, the mathematics teacher at National Basvanagudi? He is my tution teacher. DO you know my father, too? He studied in National College in 1977-78, his name is Mohan HS.How abt PLS, the Bio teacher?

Aram said...


Hi Bay Tee:

I read your nice writing on H. Potter.

Now, why would a bright kid studying in National go for tuitions?

Durga said...

"Kuputro jaayet kwachidapi kumaataa na bhavati"

This reminded me of Kate or Cathy of East of Eden by John Steinbeck. Cathy is such a bad daughter, wife and mother that eventhough she is a fictional character it is difficult to believe that such a person can exist in an author's mind. You have to read the novel to realise the wickedness of her.

Durga said...

@Lakshmi Bharadwaj

I know MSVR. fantastic Maths teacher.

Aram said...

Durga is the alter ego

of Maa Kalika.

Raag Durga was also once very popular (yes, even raagas have their heydays.. Geeet gaayaa pattharoney..)

Used to read Steinbeck in college.

Will get East of Eden just to see how wicked Kathy the mother was.

ABBA said...

Aram,"Now, why would a bright kid studying in National go for tuitions?"
-- bright kids of today also are ambitious. they realize that their college PU exam is inadequate for getting into the hallowed halls of a medical or engineering college, especially the RECs/IITs. So, they seek out and go through extra tuitions.

Our Andy used to travel 60 KMs every day after his PU classes to attend his tuition classes. Even now he says, it was Er.K, his tuition-master who inculcated in him an interest in the subject rather than just preparing him for the competitive entrance exams.

The tuition teacher, a metallurgical engineer ex-TISCO used to earn Rs. 1 lakh plus taxfree 12 years ago teaching just PC and M strictly for PU students.

It is rare to find good teachers who create an interest in the subjects they teach. They are usually to be found outside schools and colleges.

parijata said...

Yes, I know MSVR, but he never taught our class. Same with PLS.

I have wanted to read East of Eden for a long time.
Yes, MSVR is a very good teacher.

Nice one on Durga.

I recently read somewhere, that Indian teachers are very corrupt, and that India is the country which has the most number of teachers who do not teach. Fortunately, I have had good teachers, most of the time.
"It is rare to find good teachers who create an interest in the subjects they teach."
It is exactly the reason why my Father-in-law still teaches. But according to him, the standard and interest of the students has really fallen. The students just want to get acceptable marks and move on...

Aram said...

"....according to him, the standard and interest of the students has really fallen..."

Maybe he is teaching at the wrong place.... maybe he should give tuitions at home, if he is not doing that already.