Friday, October 19, 2018

1077 People of Residual Andhra Pradesh should be fortunate, and the People of Telangana State may have tumultous days ahead!


As anticipated by everybody, Swami Paripoornananda, a self-declared pIThAdhipati, has joined Bharatiya Janata Party. He, seems to own, the Bharat Today Telugu T.V. Channel, which has since its inception been giving him more than adequate publicity. It is also reported that Swami Paripoornananda is going to contest to Telangana State Assembly with BJP Ticket. Journos have predicted long back that Swami Paripoornanda is going to be another Yogi Adityanath. It is the fortune of the Residual Andhra Pradesh State that Swami Paripoornanda is not going to contest from A.P. State. TRS Supremo and the Chief Minister of Telangana State Mr. K. Chandrasekhara Rao has already tried to reign the Swamiji, by getting him expelled from Telangana State. Of course, it is a different thing, Swamiji obtained Court Orders lifting the ban. It is well-known that KCR is a devotee of Swamijis, and is full of superstitions. And, Mr. KCR will not spare anybody whom he sees as challengers to his supremacy. Readers may remember that Mr. KCR called the Former Prime Minister Mr. Manmohan Singh-- a chaprasi. Mr. KCR called Mr. Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Former Chief Minister of United Andhra Pradesh, a THIEF. Now, we have to see, what he is going to call Swami Paripoornanda Saraswati. Swamiji has so far excelled in abusing People of other Religions and incurred their wrath. Now, we have to see, how Swamiji is going to tackle Mr. Kaluvakolanu Chandrasekhara Rao.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

1077 With due reverance to Ms. D.K. PattammAl, another set of 36 mELakartas for ubhaya madhyama rAgas


Inspiration for writing this particular Blog post is Ms. D.K. Pattammal's book 'rAga pravAha'. It is available on Internet free, at her website. Link: Click here to go to: http://www.dpattammal.com/downloads/raga_pravagam-english-full.pdf. Exactly four years back i.e. on 11th Oct. 2014, I wrote my blog post No. 368 here suggesting addition of 36 more mELakartas (mother tunes) to provide representation for tunes which use both the madhyamas i.e. western notes f and f#. In her above book rAga pravAha, Ms. PattammAl has collected and enumerated nearly 3500 Carnatic RAGAs. She has also examined some issues relating to naming of rAgAs. It is a great work. Yet, I felt that in these days of everybody having no time to undertake rigorous practice, working on 3500 tunes, remembering their names etc. a Herculian task. At least, a donkey-like person such as I, may not have the "Endurance" required for the task. While musing on these ideas, I revisited my above blog post NO. 368 Click here if you wish to have a look at post 368.. I felt that the 36 names suggested by me for the additional mELakartas 73 to 108 proposed by me, I may try to revise to make them more rememberable.

Accordingly, I have prepared another table of the 36 suddha madhyam mELakartas, their 36 f# counterparts, and the ubhayamadhyam f & f# mishr mELa kartas. I reproduce it below for the benefit of my Readers, who may be more persevering than me.

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In the following table, third column, in the names of the ubhaya madhyam tunes, meanings:--
umA= ubhaya madhyam, i.e. both suddh madhyam and prati/tivra madhyam are used; i.e. f & f# are used. Middle names like indu, netra, agni, veda , bANa, krita (ritu) suggest their 6 tune group names called "cakrams' or 'cycles'. The cakras contain the 6 group rAgas which basically have the same pUrvAnga, i.e. the first four notes sa, ri, ga, ma or c, c#-d-d#, c#-d-d#, e, f are common. Hence, having the chakra name as part of a rAga name gives an indication of the first four notes of the rAga.

Suddha madhyam rag (Western Note: f)prati (tIvra )madhyam rag (Western Note: f#)ubhaya madhyam tune name added by ybrao-a-donkey with additional new mother tune No.
1. Kanakangi c c# d f g g#a c' Salagam c c#d f# g g#a c' 37 uma indu tilakam c c# d ff# gg# ac' 73.
2. Ratnangi c c# d f g g#a# c' Jalarnavam c c#d f# g g#a# c' 38 uma indu Kesi cc# dff# g g#a# c' 74
3. Ganamurti c c# d f g g#b c' Jhalavarali c c#d f# g g#b c' 39 uma indu varALi cc# dff# g g#b c' 75
4. Vanaspati c c# d f g aa# c' Navaneetham c c#d f# g aa# c' 40 uma indu bhushani cc# dff# g aa# c' 76
5. Manavati c c# d f gabc' Pavani c c#d f# gabc' 41 uma indu pavani cc# dff# gabc' 77
6. tAnarUpi c c# d f g a#b c' Raghupriya c c#d f# g a#b c' 42 uma indu rUpi cc# dff# g a#b c' 78
7. Senapati c c#d# f g g#a c' Gavambodhi c c#d# f# g g#a c' 43 uma netra tilakam c c#d# ff# g g#a c' 79
8. Hanumatodi c c#d# f g g#a# c' Bhavapriya c c#d# f# g g#a# c' 44 uma netra Kesi c c#d# ff# g g#a# c' 80
9. Dhenuka c c#d# f g g#b c' Subhapantuvarali c c#d# f# g g#b c'45 uma netra varALi c c#d# ff# g g#b c' 81
10. Natakapriya c c#d# f g aa# c' Shadvidhamargini c c#d# f# g aa# c' 46 uma nEtra bhUshaNi c c#d# ff# g aa# c' 82
11. Kokilapriya c c#d# f gabc' Swarnangi c c#d# f# gabc' 47 umA netra pAvani c c#d# ff# gabc' 83
12. Rupavati c c#d# f g a#b c' Divyamani c c#d# f# g a#b c' 48 umA netra rUpi c c#d# ff# g a#b c' 84
13. Gayakapriya c c#e f g g#a c' Dhavalambari c c#e f# g g#a c' 49 umA agni tilakam c c#e ff# g g#a c' 85
14. Vakulabharnam c c#e f g g#a# c' NamanArAyaNi c c#e f# g g#a# c' 50 uma agni Kesi c c#e ff# g g#a# c' 86
15. Mayamalavagaula c c#e f g g#b c' Kamavardhini (pantu varALi) c c#e f# g g#b c' 51 umA agni varAli c c#e ff# g g#b c' 87
16. Chakravakam c c#e f g aa# c' Ramapriya c c#e f# g aa# c' 52 umA agni bhUshaNi c c#e ff# g aa# c' 88
17. Suryakantam c c#e f gabc' Gamanasrama c c#e f# gabc' 53 umA agni pAvani c c#e ff# gabc' 89
18. Hatakambari c c#e f g a#b c' Vishvambhari c c#e f# g a#b c' 54 umA agni rUpi c c#e ff# g a#b c' 90
19. Jhankaradhvani c dd# f g g#a c' Syamalangi c dd# f# g g#a c' 55 umA vEda tilakam c dd# ff# g g#a c' 91
20. Natabhairavi c dd# f g g#a# c' Shanmukhapriya c dd# f# g g#a# c' 56 umA vEda Kesi c dd# ff# g g#a# c' 92
21. Kiravani c dd# f g g#b c' Simhendra madhyamam c dd# f# g g#b c' 57 umA vEda varALi c dd# ff# g g#b c' 93
22. Kharaharapriya c dd# f g aa# c' Hemavati c dd# f# g aa# c' 58 umA vEda bhUshaNi c dd# ff# g aa# c' 94
23. Gaurimanohari c dd# f gabc' Dharmavati c dd# f# gabc' 59 umA vEda pAvani c dd# ff# gabc' 95
24. Varunapriya c dd# f g a#b c' Nitimati c dd# f# g a#b c' 60 umA vEda rUpi c dd# ff# g a#b c' 96
25. Mararanjani c de f g g#a c' Kantamani c de f# g g#a c' 61 umA bANa tilakam c de ff# 97
26. Charukesi c de f g g#a# c' Rishabhapriya c de f# g g#a# c' 62 umA bANa Kesi c de ff# g g#a# c' 98
27. Sarasangi c de f g g#b c' Latangi c de f# g g#b c' 63 umA bANa varALi c de ff# g g#b c' 99
28. Harikambhoji c de f g aa# c' Vachaspati c de f# g aa# c' 64 umA bANa bhUshaNi c de ff# 100
29. Dheerasankarabharanam- c de f gabc' Mechakalyani c de f# gabc' 65 umA bANa pAvani c de ff# gabc' 101
30. Naganandini c de f g a#b c' Chitrambari c de f# g a#b c' 66 umA bANa rUpi c de ff# 102
31. Yagapriya c d#e f g g#a c' Sucharitra c d#e f# g g#a c' 67 umA kritatilakam c d#e ff# g g#a c' 103
32. Ragavardhini c d#e f g g#a# c' jyoti svarupini c d#e f# g g#a# c' 68 umA kritakEsi c d#e ff# g g#a# c'
33. Gangeyabhushini c d#e f g g#b c' Dhatuvardhani c d#e f# g g#b c' 69 umA kritavarALi c d#e ff# g g#b c' 105
34. Vagadhishvari c d#e f g aa# c' Nasikabhushani c d#e f# g aa# c' 70umA kritabhUshaNi c d#e ff# g aa# c' 106
35. Sulini c d#e f gabc' Kosalam c d#e f# gabc' 71 umA kritapAvani c d#e ff# gabc' 107
36. Chalanata c d#e f g a#b c' Rasikapriya c d#e f# g a#b c' 72 umA kritarUpi c d#e ff# g a#b c' 108


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Saturday, October 6, 2018

1076 One elephant and two crocodiles-- Mr. Nara Chandra Babu Naidu's Saga


As on date, I am not a politician. Nor, do I have any plans to enter politics. Reason: Indian voters are not yet ready for Marxist Democratic politicians. Indian voters seem to follow the Telugu proverb: 'mabbullo nILLu cUsi munta volaka pOsukOnA?". English: Shall I spill away the water in my pot, seeing the aqua in Clouds? The voter says: "I must have something immediately. I cannot wait till your Communism / Marxism / True Socialism is implemented. You Serious Marxists promise "Removal of Private Property", which is not easy. Even bloodshed cannot usher in true total socialism.

Who looks like the legendary elephant? Which are the two crocodiles?


This cartoon is to be taken only in a lighter vein. I have no love or hate relationship with Mr. Narendra Modi, or Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu, or Mr. K. Chandra Sekhara Rao. They have their own merits and demerits.

All the three are masters in using harsh words against their political adversaries. Or else, they cannot communicate with Voters. Voters themselves do not have the capacity to demand more civilised and more meaningful discourses from the Leaders.

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