Flooded Chennai Tamil Nadu – Help People Mutually


Hello my dear readers and friends,

Please read this article for heaven’s sake! A humble request…

This is no nonsense promotional blog post.

I’m Anoop, the author of the blog People and Hearts, who is from Chennai, India. You guys would have read or heard about Chennai and its dreaded floods in the media by now.

I’m a victim of this flood. I have witnessed and still witnessing the sufferings of people affected by the Floods in Chennai and Tamil Nadu.

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Flooded Chennai and Tamil Nadu –

I’m writing on behalf of the people who are crying, craving and begging for food, shelter, clothes and blankets. The list of people includes pregnant women, infants, children, old people and many more. These people have few necessities. I will list it down.

  • Pregnant women – Thousands of pregnant women are stuck up in many houses who are unable to move out and are struggling for food. Only few have been able to be rescued by the Indian Air Force by helicopters and other NGO’s. You are now able to understand it better now.
  • Hungry children who have lost their school textbooks and clothes –  Yes, these children have lost their textbooks, clothes and all learning aids. They are made to wait and crave for food.
  • Crying elderly people – Why do they have to undergo all these cruelties.
  • Sorrowful mothers who are unable to feed milk to their children – This is really embarrassing and unfortunate.
  • People begging for food – These people who are begging for food today had cars and lived in a fully furnished AC apartment with luxury. Yes, they have lost their passports and credit cards too in the floods. They have only one pair of dress that they are wearing now. They left everything inside their home and walked onto the streets to get food for them as well as for their family. There are people who are waiting in the terrace of their homes expecting people will drop food packets to them.
  • People begging for clothes – You know how to hide your body and the value of a dress. These people need clothes to wear today because their clothes were lost in the floods. And trust me they are begging when rescuers are coming to help them.
  • People thanking NGO’s and rescue volunteers – The struggling people are considering the NGO’s and volunteers as the sons and daughters of the God. Yes, they are very happy and thankful to these helping benevolent hearts.

There are so many people out there in this world. The NGO’s and rescue team can’t reach out to all the people out there. But we can. If we help each other mutually with what we have, we can bring a great relief for the ailing wounds.

Yes we can make this happen. Please do your small help that can be a great relief for the needy ones.

Please try to help each other mutually.

I hope this article would have made you to think that you are a human being. Yes I believe that my words would do some magic inside you.

— Anoop © People and Hearts

Lessons Learned from Chennai Floods


These words are coming out of me at the time of an ongoing natural disaster in Chennai, India. Life has changed for many people in the last few days when Chennai has been flooded badly.

I have seen a large number of people with benevolent hearts who have come up to offer their help to the needy. They are not people with great super powers. They are normal people just like you and me. But they are the ones who make the difference.

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Image Credits: https://www.flickr.com/photos/136230366@N06/23219613940/in/photostream/

You might be rich and have all the fortunes to buy happiness. But when the rains have washed away all your money and occupied your home, you are left with nothing. Only people can help you. Not the money and your fortunes.

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A flooded Chennai – Image Credits: https://www.flickr.com/photos/136230366@N06/22888328003/

There are people with good hearts to help the struggling ones who they know nothing about. Good people too exist in this world. That’s why still the Earth is a nice place to live on.

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Image Credits: https://www.flickr.com/photos/136230366@N06/23219613940/in/photostream/

At the same time, there are people with wicked ideas who are ready to utilize the situation. When people are suffering for food and shelter, some shopkeepers sell milk, drinking water and food for skyrocketing prices. They have no mercy on the struggling people.

The good and ugly side of the city and people is seen here.

But for the few good ones, people still hope for a better day soon.

Find the time and the heart to help people, at least during a natural disaster.

— Anoop © People and Hearts

A Tribute to Nepal – Hearts Broken by Earthquake


Straight down from my heart,
To the shaken world and to the aching hearts,
To the haunting cries heard from far away,
To the sorrowful faces that I haven’t seen,
To the broken places where my physical body couldn’t reach,
To the needy hands that I couldn’t touch,
To the shaken world and to the aching hearts,

My heart bleeds pain…

  • Anoop © People and Hearts

Interesting Notes on A R Rahman – Reblogged


Reblogging this lovely article http://rahmaniac.wordpress.com/biography/in-loving-memory-of-master-r-k-shekhar/from the source blog (http://rahmaniac.com/) – previously known as http://rahmaniac.wordpress.com.

Credits for the author Farzad Khaleel for sharing us these valuable details about Rahman.

Here is the article about A R Rahman. It shares some interesting insights about A R Rahman.

http://rahmaniac.wordpress.com/biography/in-loving-memory-of-master-r-k-shekhar/


A.R. Rahman’s Thiruda Thiruda – 20 Years Down the Lane


Twenty years ago, in the month of October, India witnessed a revolution in Indian Music through the launch of A.R Rahman’s album Thiruda Thiruda.

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Thiruda Thiruda (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As a six-year old in 1993, I was stunned to hear a song – Konjam Nilavu, played on the Radio. I’ve never heard such a kind of song in the Indian music sphere. The song was very unique. From the techno beats, high-pitch singing, singer, everything was new for me at least. A R Rahman had cast a magic spell with this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj_18hXo5G0

 A R Rahman changed the way people viewed Indian Music with Thiruda Thiruda. The album has a cult fan following ever since its release. The album included six songs of different genre and each one was a classic. This was the beginning that Indian Music was waiting for. Splendid music combined with innovation was the hallmark of this album. I became a hardcore fan of A R Rahman after hearing Thiruda Thiruda’s music.

Here is a review of the music album – Music Review of Thiruda Thiruda.

English: Indian composer A.R. Rahman opens the...
Indian composer A.R. Rahman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After 20 years, the album takes a revisit. To purchase the album, hit iTunes – Thiruda Thiruda – iTunes and Thiruda Thiruda – iTunes India.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbtcchWTn28

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNZKsjH46Gs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjnZnpuJT6k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U91-2jdfX8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDprEzC-eD4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WSZ4sJFNmI

– Anoop

© People and Hearts