Monday, November 8, 2010

Team 1 Talent Share

Team 1 Talent Share


www.team1talentshare.blogspot.com

For better organisation and display, all new updates are donge at www.team1talentshare.blogspot.com

Kindly therefore bookmark and visit the new site as you did before and enjoy the presentations.

Monday, October 25, 2010

For my Pall-bearers - Poetry by A. Ayyappan (as translated by Sri Koyamparambath Satchidanandan)

For my Pall-bearers - Poetry by A. Ayyappan (as translated by Sri Koyamparambath Satchidanandan)


For my Pall-bearers



I have to share a secret

which is not in my will

with those who bear my coffin.



There will be a flower

in place of my heart:

a gift from the woman

who taught me love’s religion

in my days of curiosity.



Pluck that flower from my heart

before I am buried .

Cover my face with its petals.

One petal  ,too, for my palm

with its vanished lines.



Through that flower

I long to come back.



I had no time to tell you this truth

the moment before I died ;

it flowed off into death

with the cold  water you offered me.



Or else,

just leave the coffin open,

now that I have befriended the dead.

This is Wisdom - Poetry by A. Ayyappan (as translated by Sri Koyamparambath Satchidanandan)

This is Wisdom - Poetry by A. Ayyappan (as translated by Sri Koyamparambath Satchidanandan)

This is Wisdom



This is Wisdom.

This is the salt that

flavours everything

This is the red bloom

of the dark plant,

the open eye

the enemy fears ,

not the Buddha’s

half-closed one

This is the nest of Desire,

the West of home.

This is the home with the mother,

the friend of the  herb.

This is the dried blood

of the ancestor

still left on the sacrificial stone.

This is Wisdom.

The Taste of Earth - Poetry by A. Ayyappan (as translated by Sri Koyamparambath Satchidanandan)

The Taste of Earth - Poetry by A. Ayyappan (as translated by Sri Koyamparambath Satchidanandan)
The Taste of Earth



I am the desert dreaming of oases.

a dream for those who condemn

my scorching sands.



When the forests bloom

and rain arrives on the green earth,

when snow falls on the mountains,

I remain the burning earth.



I am the fever of the sun

not cooled by moonlight.

Remembering  the  rain,

I become the butcher’s laughter.



I too love flowers,

But not the  rain.

Its chill is a curse;

it’ll put out my fire.



Those who have travelled

from  the Sahara to the sea

know the taste of my heat.

Paintings by Eden Cawang

Paintings by Eden Cawang

Title: My brown lion version 2010 based on the Lion King Movie
Size:60 x 75 cm

Definition: - Painting of a lion using Tonal painting - to create the effects of light and shadow, and 3-D objects. The amount of light or dark in an object or an area is called Value or this kind of illusion is called the illusion of form.




35 x 25 cm - Title: Dinosaur Footprints (painted in January 2009) inspired by Jeanifer Alvardo.

These two footprints, 1 pair belongs to Mother and the smallest pair is the footprints of the baby dinosaur surrounded wih twin snakes appearing above the painting


A3 size paper – Painted this copying the original photo from Tim Harwin album. This woman is a Ma├ísi lady (warrior lady) of South Africa, she was photographed while she was walking.

Title: Sweethearts
Size:45 x 35 cm
Definition - Painted this Giraffe Lovers

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Drawing by Muhammad Jassim - August 2010




Drawing by Muhammad Jassim
III-B1
CHINMAYA BALABHAVAN
KANNUR - KERALA

Readers Club - Poetry by Joanna Giselda Sherlin - Believe In Yourself

Readers Club - Poetry by Joanna Giselda Sherlin - Believe In Yourself

There may be times when you feel,
Life ain't gonna go your way.
There may be times when you think,
" It's just not my day! "

There may be days when you are sure,
No one cares about you.
There may be days you're waiting for a door,
To open and guide you through.

There may be problems which boggle your mind,
And give you much ado.
There may be problems for which you conclude,
There's nothing you can do.

There may be people who bear ill-will,
Who say you can never make it.
There may be people who can kill,
The faith you have within.

But in those times, days and problems,
All you gotta do is have self-confidence,
And just a little patience,
'Cause the key to success is to Believe In Yourself!

If you Believe In Yourself,
Failures will fade out of sight.
All you see will be success,
If you try with all your might.

With success comes happiness and peace of mind.
An unexplainable happiness no where else you can find.
But confidence and belief is not all you need,
You also need a gentle heart to do any good deed.

For if you have all these things in you,
With a dash of love,
The whole world will look up to you,
As the greatest gift from heaven above.

To see this video on Youtube, please click here.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ganesha - craft work using paper strip

Ganesha - craft work using paper strip

By Mr. Sekhar. I got to see this from a wall hanging at a relatives house in Banglore.

Sketch by Nisha Nair

Sketch by Nisha Nair


Nisha Nair, is a student of Fashion Designing at Madras.

Gulf News Community reports published in July 2010: Winning entry - Spilt fuel can have dire consequences

Gulf News Community reports published in July 2010: Winning entry - Spilt fuel can have dire consequences
Taking a stand isn't always easy or exciting — but if it will make a difference, community reporters are prepared to come out of the shade and act as catalysts for change.

The newspaper recognises readers who raised their voice on issues that they felt were important, relevant and required immediate attention.

And what goes around comes around.

Today, we acknowledge and award those who shared their experiences and brought significant matters to the fore during the month of July.

Over the past few months, the Your Turn page's Community Report section has highlighted myriad subjects that concerned residents and helped alert the authorities about matters that required urgent attention.

Topics of concern ranged from misspelled signboards to street lights burning much-needed energy during the day.

Readers have found Community Reports to be the right platform to create awareness and turn the spotlight on situations that generate interest and truly impact their lives.

Raising important questions, seeking answers from the relevant authorities and highlighting social issues take effort. And community reporters do not hesitate to prod and poke, if it has a chance of making a real difference.

The community reports published in July were judged by UAE Editor Meher Murshed. The criteria for selection included content, issue, impact on community, responsibility and the quality of contribution.

FIRST PRIZE

Spilt fuel can have dire consequences
July 9
By: Ramesh Menon

Reason for selection:
The consequences of mistakes are magnified if they are made in places such as petrol stations.The community reporter highlighted the hazards of spilling fuel when trying to accommodate rush-hour traffic.
UAE Editor Meher Murshed said: “This is an excellent community report because it raises an issue that is relevant to all of us. We should all make an effort to be careful. I congratulate Mr Menon on his excellent civic sense and urge others to follow suit. Safety is a common concern.”

Profile:
Ramesh Menon is a technical officer, based in Abu Dhabi.
The reader actively promotes and exhibits community talent in the blogosphere through his blog: www.talentshare.blogspot.com.
As a frequent reporter of community issues, the reader said: “I wish, in the future, more readers will find time to write in without holding back on their thoughts, as community reports are gaining immense popularity and attention, with the issues getting addressed and resolved at a faster pace than through normal routes.”




SECOND PRIZE

Danger of contamination
July 12
By: Boban Thomas

Reason for selection:
When temperatures soar, water is a crucial part of people’s day. But what if even that is under the risk of contamination?
UAE Editor Meher Murshed said: “The reader has raised a valid point. Quite often, we leave water in plastic bottles in our cars. Leaching of chemicals in water, in high temperatures, has been known to have a negative or bad impact on health. This is a documented fact. When we see such displays of ignorance, action should be taken.”

Profile:
Boban Thomas is a logistics supervisor, based in Abu Dhabi.
He repeated the need to safeguard water bottles and not leave them out in the heat.
The reader said: “This is a bad practice and I see it [happening] every day in front of small supermarkets wherever I go. I request the authorities to intervene at the earliest.”
Thomas said he hoped to have the issue addressed through his community report. “Also, thank you Gulf News for giving readers a good platform to highlight their concerns.”

THIRD PRIZE

Beach ruined by rubbish
July 22
By: Vijoy V.J

Reason for selection:
In most parts of the world, summer is synonymous with the beach.
When the community reporter came across a large amount of litter in one such spot in Ajman, he decided to write and call for a change in attitude.
UAE Editor Meher Murshed commended the reader’s initiative.
He said: “We should all make an effort to protect our open spaces. Keeping our environment clean is necessary to ensure future generations can still enjoy Nature. The report and pictures bring to the fore the gravity of the problem on Al Zorah Beach, in Ajman.”

Profile:
Vijoy V. J. is a marketing officer, based in Dubai.
A second-time winner of the community report competition, the reader said he was confident about being heard.
“If the relevant organisations and authorities come together with the people who raise their concerns, I am sure it will make a difference.”
However, according to the community reporter, the situation remains the same at Al Zorah Beach.
He said: “Nobody has looked into it yet, but I know it is a huge task to clean up the area. It has been in a sorry state for the past two years. I hope the authorities take action.”

To read this in original, please visit GULF NEWS Online.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ramesh Menon's Clicks and Writes

Dear Readers,

Due to time constraints, I have streamlined all my blogs to one common point.

Kindly therefore bookmark and visit,

http://www.clicksandwrites.blogspot.com/

Regards,

Ramesh Menon

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Poetry - STAMMER by K. Satchidanandan

Poetry - STAMMER by K. Satchidanandan

Stammer is no handicap:
it is a mode of speech.

Stammer is the silence that falls
between the word and its meaning,
just as lameness is the silence
that falls between the word and the deed.

Did stammer precede language
or succeed it?
Is it only a dialect
or a language itself?-these questions
make the linguists stammer.

Each time we stammer,
we are offering a sacrifice
to the God of Meanings.

When a whole people stammer
stammer becomes their mothertongue
as it is with us now.

God too must have stammered
when He created Man.
That is why each word of man
carries different meanings.
That is why everything he utters
from his prayers to his commands
stammers,
like poetry.

(VIKKU,Translated by the poet)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Paintings by Joshua Godfrey - A Girl with Parrot - July 2010

Paintings by Joshua Godfrey - A Girl with Parrot - July 2010

Poetry - S E L F ( Swam) / K. Satchidanandan

S E L F ( Swam) / K. Satchidanandan

My mother didn’t believe
when, in 1945 I appeared to her
in a dream and told her
I would be born to her the following year.

My father recognized me
As soon as he saw
the mole below my left thumb.
But mother believed to the very end
that someone else had been born to her
masquerading as me.

Father and I pleaded with her;
but dreams are not reliable witnesses.
She went on waiting for that
promised son till she died

Only when she was reborn as my daughter
did she admit it had really been me.

But by then I had begun to doubt
it was someone else’s heart
that was beating within my body.

One day I will retrieve my heart;
my language too.

July, 2010

( Translated from Malayalam by the poet )

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Art work by Uttara Chowdhury - June 2010

Art work by Uttara Chowdhury - June 2010





Name: Uttara Chowdhury
Class: 2nd Standard
School: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kuwait
Place: Kuwait
Parents name:
Utpal Chowdhury ( Father)
Gautami Chowdhury (Mother)

Art work by Nayonika Chowdhury - June 2010

Art work by Nayonika Chowdhury - June 2010


Name: Nayonika Chowdhury
Class: UKG
School: DPS, FAIPS
Place: Kuwait
Parents name:
Utpal Chowdhury ( Father)
Gautami Chowdhury (Mother)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Navarasas by Kalanilayam Gopi Aashan

Navarasas by Kalanilayam Gopi Aashan





To know more about his performance, please visit:

http://talentshare.blogspot.com/search/label/Kalanilayam%20Gopi

Lavanasura Vadham Kathakali by Kalanilayam Gopi Ashaan - an evening of delightful performance on the occasion of Keraleeyam 2010 by KALA Abu Dhabi.

Lavanasura Vadham Kathakali by Kalanilayam Gopi Ashaan - an evening of delightful performance on the occasion of Keraleeyam 2010 by KALA Abu Dhabi.






Thayambaka

Keli by Kalamandalam Shivadas and troupe.

On chenda - Kalamandalam Shivadas, On Madhalam - Kalanilayam Prakashan, On Chengala - Kalanilayam Rajeev, On Elathalam Kalanilayam Babu




Inaugural function of Keraleeyam 2010

Photos of the performance by Potent Shinz (member Passionate Photographers group)




Photos of the performance by Saleem Abu Alyazia (member Passionate Photographers group)












Lavanasura Vadham Kathakali by Kalanilayam Gopi Ashaan - an evening of delightful performance on the occasion of Keraleeyam 2010 by KALA Abu Dhabi.

KALA ABU DHABI organized “KERALEEYAM-2010” - as part of the inaugural function of newly elected Managing Committee for the year 2010-11 on 24th of June Thursday evening at India Social & Cultural Center, Abu Dhabi.

A delightful Kathakali performance by renowned Kathakali artist and guru Sree Kalanilayam Gopi Asan and his team was the attraction of the evening for the packed auditorium of ISCC main hall. A thayambaka, Keli and Mohiniyattam dance performances added to the list of memorable performances of that evening.

The Kathakali was based on the story “Lavanasura Vadham” , a section from Ramayana where where Rama is ruling after duly completing his 14 years in exile. A casual conversation of his two sub-ordinates, a washerman and his washerwoman, where it appeared as if there is a black mark on the purity of Sita who had spent a few months alone in Lanka under the custody of Ravana. The washerman tells the washerwoman that I will not take you back in my house if you spend a single night outside even though our King Rama took back his wife Sita. The word spread around of this conversation and although, this comparison is quite unjust, Rama, respecting popular opinion decided to send Sita into the forest. Sita was pregnant and also contemplating to visit some sages in the forest and take their blessings. Sri Rama requested Lakshmana to leave Sita in the forest and come back. The unsuspecting Sita was left in the forest but fortunately near the ashram of Valmiki. Valmiki took Sita into the ashram and consoled her. Soon Sita delivered twins. Sage Valmiki named them Kusha and Lava. He taught them all the sciences and arts of the time. And they grew up with the sage. At that time, in the nearby forest lived a demon called Lavanasura. He was terrorising the sages who lived there. They complained to Rama who sent his brother Shatrughna to deal with the demon. Shatrughna kills the demon. Then starts an Aswamedha yaga in which a decorated horse was sent out followed by a mighty army led by Shatrughna. The horse came near to Valmiki's ashram. Lava and Kusha tied up the horse, and fought with Shatrughna and defeated him. Rama also came for battle but went back without fighting.

Rama then asked Hanuman to bring the Horse. However Lava and Kusha tied up Hanuman (rather Hanuman allows himself to be tied up) and brought him to Sita. Sita was astonished and immensely happy to see Hanuman. She ordered him to be released from the knots. Hanuman enquired about the well being of Sita and also told her that Rama had made a statue of Sita for completing the yaga rites. This made Sita happy. Hanuman went back happily with the Horse.

Artists:

Hanuman – Kalanilayam Gopi Aashan
Seetha – Kalanilayam Vinod Kumar
Lava – Aishwarya Gopi
Kusha – Kavya Pushapangadhan
Chenda - Kalamandalam Shivadas
Madhalam - Kalanilayam Prakashan
Music & Chengala - Kalanilayam Rajeev
Elathalam - Kalanilayam Babu
Chutti – Janardhanan
Commentary, and presentation by : Kalanilayam Dr. Rajeev

It is the fourth time that KALA Abu Dhabi is bringing Kathakali performance to the art lovers of UAE. The enthusiasm and interest by organizers convey a message that this traditional art form of Kerala will have many more stages in future. Utilising this opportunity a demonstration and Kathakali Pada Kacheri was held by Thiranottam in Dubai on Friday and a similar programme was held at Abu Dhabi Malayali Samajam. Both programmes were attended by large number of Kathakli enthusiasts and the narration by Kalanilayam Dr. Rajeev, an oncology specialist working with Regional Cancer Centre Trivandrum was a boon to many to understand the art form and create added interest to the novice.

The action photos of this post were captured by Potent Shinz and Saleem Abu Alyazia admins of Abu Dhabi Photographers Club group on Face Book.

Looking forward to many more performances by Guru Kalanilayam Gopi Ashan and troup in the region.

You may also read an interview with him at:

http://athaani.blogspot.com/2010/07/blog-post.html


Those who wish to contact him and book for performances, may contact him on the following address:

Kalanilayam Gopi
Sreevalsam
Sangameswara Avenue
West Nada Irinjalakuda
Thrissur Dist
Kerala, India
Tel: 0944 76 733 82 / 0480 2828 382
E-mail: gopisreevalsam@rediffmail.com

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Workshop in Pottery Decoration by Sangya Jindal organised by ILA and ISCC Abu Dhabi

Workshop in Pottery Decoration

The Indian Ladies Association and the India Social & Cultural Centre Abu Dhabi jointly hosted the Pottery Decoration Workshop on 2nd June 2010 at ISC Premises at 4.30 pm

This collaborated effort received an overwhelming response and was very well appreciated.

Ms. Sangya Jindal demonstrated various techniques in the Pottery Decoration. This was a hands-on workshop wherein some of ILA and ISC Members exhibited their unique talents.

Children also had a good time and displayed their creativity.

Such collaborations foster the feelings of friendship and harmony amongst the members and should be encouraged.

A few photos from the worskhop:



ILA President Ms. Jonia Mathew, ISCC Abu Dhabi President Mr. Thomas Varghese and Ms. Sangya Jindal


Participants at the workshop

Participants at the workshop


Participants at the workshop



Participants at the workshop


Participants at the workshop


Workshop in Pottery Decoration

The Indian Ladies Association and the India Social & Cultural Centre Abu Dhabi jointly hosted the Pottery Decoration Workshop on 2nd June 2010 at ISC Premises at 4.30 pm

This collaborated effort received an overwhelming response and was very well appreciated.

Ms. Sangya Jindal demonstrated various techniques in the Pottery Decoration. This was a hands-on workshop wherein some of ILA and ISC Members exhibited their unique talents.

Children also had a good time and displayed their creativity.

Such collaborations foster the feelings of friendship and harmony amongst the members and should be encouraged.

Those interested in participating at ILA activities may contact ILA at 02 6330182.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Team 1 Talent Share Message to Members : Theme for June 2010

Team 1 Talent Share Message to Members : Theme for June 2010


Team 1 Talent Share Message to Members : Theme for June 2010


Dear Talent Share Participating members and Fans,

1. I sincerely thank each and every participating member of Talent Share Fan page and blog. May be due to school holidays in India and school ending season and exams before summer holidays, the responses received to the May 2010 themes have been limited.

With the importance of the themes mentioned for May and it’s relevance to children, I am continuing them for June 2010 with additions.

Flowers and vegetables

You may draw different types of flowers and vegetables you get to see in your day to day life. If possible, try to add their botanical name to add interest and knowledge to the viewers.

Life in a Zoo

You can draw and present animals, birds and other activities you watch in a zoo. This is also an opportunity to visit a zoon nearby your home and present what you see there either as a drawing, coloring, cartoon etc.

Traffic Awareness

This is an important theme presented for the month of May and I am continuing for June as well. As many of you may be aware by now, the directorate of traffic and patrol (general command of Abu Dhabi police -UAE) and SAAED company is conducting one of the largest international ART competition. The competition is for traffic regulation under the banner of (traffic safety). The rules and regulations are detailed in the following link.

http://www.saaed.ae/Section.aspx?name=cmp_165

I hope, Talent Share participating members from worldwide are inspired by the above item to submit their creative contribution directly at the link and address mentioned in the above link. At the same time, I am requesting you to present a copy of it so that, it inspires more members to participate. I am encouraging a multiple presentation policy because; I believe that a healthy competition always brings out the best.

2. In addition, from this month, I will be including a weekly or bi-weekly theme for presentation of photographs clicked by you at Passionate Photographers group.

Theme for this week is : Sunrise

Sincerely looking forward to your photo presentations, with location details and time you clicked at Passionate Photographers group before 08 June 2010:

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Master - Joshua Godfrey - Winner of Reflections painting competition held at ISCC Abu Dhabi on 14.05.2010

Winner of Reflections painting competition held at ISCC Abu Dhabi on 14.05.2010




Winner of Reflections painting competition held at ISCC Abu Dhabi on 14.05.2010

Master - Joshua Godfrey
Winner of Reflections painting competition held at ISCC Abu Dhabi on 14.05.2010
Group 3 - Age 7 - 10 yrs.

Please join me in congratulating our participating member Master Joshua Godfrey for his recent achievement.

Talking about Joshua, I remember the first time he participated in Talent Share initiatives in November 2008. It was for the first online competition conducted by Talent Share he submitted one of his drawings. When I met him after, with his father, to present a small gift, which was given that time to all the participating children, he was hiding behind him. Introducing him to me, his father Godfrey told me, he is the only one at their home with a different talent as he, his wife Jasmine and Joshua’s elder brother Jaison are all musically oriented and regularly present programmes and get gifts and certificates. Joshua was that time the one who was left alone without any representation to his credit at their medal collections.

I periodically talked to him, his arts teacher and his parents and encouraged him to participate and present often. His regular participation, his parents effort to put him on drawing classes even while on holidays at Kerala, and the encouragement of his own arts and crafts teacher Mr. Rajkumar at Our Own English High School Abu Dhabi changed the situation at the display at his home.

He is now a regular winner wherever and whenever he participates. I am very happy for you Joshua, God bless you and your talent to grow to greater heights.

To see some of his creative presentations at Talent Share, please visit the following link.

http://talentshare.blogspot.com/search/label/Joshua%20Godfrey

Ramesh Menon
23.05.2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Art work presented by children - Christ College Irinjalakuda Alumni - Abu Dhabi chapter

Art work presented by children - Christ College Irinjalakuda Alumni - Abu Dhabi chapter

Age Group: 4 - 7 Theme Birds & Animals





Age Group: 7 - 11 Theme : Nature – Cute Earth








Age Group: 11 - 15 Theme : Environmental pollution









You may also view them at Talent Share Fan page at the following link.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=215217&id=128460166288&saved#!/album.php?aid=215217&id=128460166288&ref=mf

Please join me to welcome them and their parents to Talent Share online activities to promote performing and non-performing talents.

Your comments are precious for these little children. Please encourage them with a few words of guidance and motivation by commenting here or at Talent Share Fan page.

Regards,

Ramesh Menon
06.05.2010