VAAGZ ,our pride

8 Apr

Vageesh, my son is learning to play harmonium,tabla (Hindustaani shaili) and Violin(Western style).He has represented Goa in table-tennis three times at Nationals.

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17 Responses to “VAAGZ ,our pride”

  1. greatunknown April 8, 2007 at 8:11 am #

    Vageesh will surely go a long way in life, given his penchant for music and sport. I am reminded of the brilliant Lebanese write/painter Khalil Gibran’s poem: On Children.

    “Your children are not your children.
    They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
    They come through you but not from you,
    And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

    You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
    For they have their own thoughts.
    You may house their bodies but not their souls,
    For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
    which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
    You may strive to be like them,
    but seek not to make them like you.
    For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

    You are the bows from which your children
    as living arrows are sent forth.
    The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
    and He bends you with His might
    that His arrows may go swift and far.
    Let our bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
    For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
    so He loves also the bow that is stable.”

  2. neel3 April 8, 2007 at 9:27 am #

    The Prophet was the first book I bought from my stipend money.
    These are some of my favourite lines..
    The first brush with Gibran though was with the lines:Let there be spaces in our togetherness.
    I was hooked.
    Stable hands for the bow is what I have always been praying for.
    I always pray for mental and physical health of my kid.God has been very kind,He has given me plenty of bonuses.

  3. greatunknown April 8, 2007 at 2:43 pm #

    Amen to that!

  4. Vijay April 8, 2007 at 4:35 pm #

    All the best to him… just showed my son this post as well…

  5. Veena April 8, 2007 at 4:43 pm #

    Vijay, so you are creating a peer pressure in Nikhil ? 🙂

    Neel3 – paapa ri istond kalitaana avanu , childhood enjoy maadok bidbeku antha namma anand balaji avaru heLthaare nodi avara post nalli…..

  6. rk April 9, 2007 at 5:01 am #

    neel3,
    wonderful to read about Vaageesh.
    best wishes to the kreedapatu-kalaavida in all his future endeavours.
    the title reminded me of a cricket show: SHAZ & WAZ SHOW

  7. praneshachark April 9, 2007 at 9:06 am #

    Vageeshana
    bhavishya sundaravagi roopugollali.
    avanu odu kride mattu kaleyalli pariniti padyili
    avana kanasugalannu nanasagisuttivruva
    nivugalu nigavagalu manyaru
    all the best to vageesh

  8. neel3 April 9, 2007 at 11:09 am #

    vijayji,
    thats one way of inspiring kids(adakke naanu post maadiddu)
    yaavaglu blogmaadtirtaaLe anta andkoLlade nanna bagge kooda bareetaaLe annisali anta:)(Two kill two birds—)
    Veenaji,
    No pressure of academics!! he studied in an informal school by choice till the fourth standard.He started showing a keen interest in music even as a baby–so we began vocal. His school had harmonium and tablaand his tr. thought he had the talent to pursue–so those.
    he heard Kunnakudi once and on another occasion Dr.N .rajam.
    his gran played it as a child.this made him fond of the violin.
    we couldnt get any teacher for hindustaani-so western ge serkonda.Illi goa nalli 80% children learn music.
    and sports — my hub is a keen sportsperson.An academy began in the neighbourhood ,so he got in.He shone .Gods grace.
    he enjoys what he is doing.We can’tforce a child to pursue arts/sports against their interests.These are fine arts.
    rkji,thanks for the blessings.
    Praneshachar avare,tumb dhanyavaada nivu harsiddakke.
    Thanks for all the good wishes.

  9. neel3 April 9, 2007 at 11:13 am #

    I can’t play a single instument-except the rolling pin 😉
    I only have ears for music though I like to sing.
    Both of us are sportspersons-but not at a professional levels.
    we have just been lucky.

  10. Vani April 9, 2007 at 1:03 pm #

    Feel proud that Vagz is my nephew!

  11. destinationsrik April 9, 2007 at 1:07 pm #

    Wow! Wonder kid Vageesh.
    All the best to him 🙂

  12. greatunknown April 9, 2007 at 6:27 pm #

    Yikes! I had no intention of saying what you assumed I meant, Veena. Neel3 is bringing up Vageesh in the best possible manner and isn’t sheltering him.
    I quoted from the poem merely because it was a beautiful one, filled with truth.

  13. Vijay April 10, 2007 at 5:52 am #

    Veena: Not peer pressure.. Peer Pride..

  14. greatunknown April 10, 2007 at 6:23 am #

    Well said Vijay!

  15. neel3 April 10, 2007 at 9:52 am #

    Vijayji,Hats off to you.I feel that is the spirit a sane parent should adopt.Let us learn to appreciate good things from all over.It need not be a feeling of wanting to acquire /accomplish all that we admire.
    It is plain pleasure. Period.
    Now what did greatunknown say in his site:
    http://greatunknown.wordpress.com/2007/04/07/run-me-over/
    I think he cautions parents not to exploit kids talents to satisfy their egos.What say greatunknown??

  16. gmohanprakash April 10, 2007 at 10:19 am #

    Neel3,
    Great to know music is flowing freely! Wish him all the best of luck on the same.
    cheers
    mohan!

  17. greatunknown April 10, 2007 at 4:52 pm #

    You’ve read my mind perfectly neel3!

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