May You Live Long, Sharada! Happy Birthday!

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  1. varalotti

    varalotti Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    My short stories and serials are full of Sharadas. But in the world of reality there is only one Sharada, the one and only Sharada Prahalada Rao.

    She is celebrating her birthday today – 18<sup>th</sup> of August.


    The one quality that distinguishes Sharada from the rest of the crowd is that she calls a spade a spade, if possible in less than one word.

    Her criticism often stings, but it is not the sting of a bee but the sting of a healing injection. The initial pain, the hurt subsides soon; but the healing effect lasts a life time.

    Though this quality has prevented many from understanding her real worth, she persists in her own way, in her own inimitable style. She is such a looming presence that often before I correct the final drafts of my IL posts, I think of her, and even attempt to see my writing from her point of view and pre-empt her criticism.



    If Brevity is the soul of the wit, then her wisdom is most eminently soulful. Her posts, mails are just a few lines long, contain a few words, but convey a lot.
    With that kind of style when she dwells on science and technology she is mistaken for a scientist.

    Sharada, may your name sake the Great Sharadamba, the presiding deity of Sringeri bless you and yours with health, happiness, peace and prosperity. May all your desires be fulfilled.


    My worst critic and my ardent fan, to greet you on this happy day I have no better option than to borrow your own beautiful words,


    “You’ll be my friend, till my days do end.”

    Have a great birthday, Sharada!

    - sridhar
     
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  2. Induslady

    Induslady Administrator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Wish you a Wonderful Birthday!

    Dear Sharada,

    Wish you a Wonderful Birthday! May God bless you with all that you want through out this year and in the many more years to come.

    Hope you have a great celebration with your family & friends!
     
  3. ambika ananth

    ambika ananth Bronze IL'ite

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    Many happy returns of the day Sharada.....

    Dear Sharada

    Many many happy Returns of the Day....More joy, power,success and contentment to you...!! May you keep smiling, keep enjoying...and may you never be tired or worrying..May you be in the pink of health...and enjoy brimming wealth..
    God bless you in all his abundance...
    love
    ambika
     
  4. Kamla

    Kamla Super Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Happy Birthday Sharada!

    Dear Sharada,

    It is my pleasure to wish you All the Best on your Birthday and many many Happy Returns of the Day.
    Have a blast, have a great day and may you be showered with Health, Wealth and Happiness.

    Love,
    Kamla

     
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    Laxmi Administrator Staff Member Platinum IL'ite

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    B'day Wishes to Sharada

    Hi Sharada,

    Many more happy returns of the day. Praying God that your dreams come into reality in this wonderful year.
    Have fun and Enjoy the day.
     
  6. Sharada

    Sharada Senior IL'ite

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    Thanks ever so much

    To all my wonderful friends - I thank you for all the warmth and affection that you have showered on me. I'm glowing on my b'day because of your good wishes.
    Varalotti, the haunted house still haunts me - because my namesake may cause more turmoil in the second innings! If my criticism has honed your writing skills then I'm happy. I'd like to take credit (the lioness has raised her head!) for your emergence as a class writer!
    Ambika I value your friendship and philososphical insights. Kamala and Laxmi - I feel I know both of you through the IL platform.

    I mean no offence
    When I write what I write,
    Or when I say what I say.
    It is just
    that I like to have my way!

    I think I'm right
    But often I'm wrong,
    So what if I don't know the lyrics,
    Atleast I know the song!

    Days go by and years do fly
    The good and the bad
    Make me cry.
    Amidst the stress and strife
    It is your affection
    That showers my life.

    We all traverse the same road,
    Carry a similar load,
    So let us stop awhile,
    Share a thought or a smile.

    A poet I may not be,
    But your friendship
    Has certainly inspired me!
    If the rhyme is not right,
    Or the metrics I did not get,
    Does it matter?
    Cos the High Priestess
    Is perfect!
    Thanks once again,
    Sharada
     
  7. varalotti

    varalotti Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Birthday Poet!

    Dear Sharada,

    I could never imagine you as a poet. But in the last two instances you have shown to us your innate gift. And you write in such simple words that the likes of me would never miss the meaning.

    Nobody can capture the philosophy of this great site than you:

    We all traverse the same road,
    Carry a similar load,
    So let us stop awhile,
    Share a thought or a smile.

    Induslady and The Great Moderators, are you listening?
    Here's the Mission Statement of this Wonderful Site.

    regards,
    sridhar
     
  8. meenaprakash

    meenaprakash Silver IL'ite

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    Happy Birthday, Lioness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dear Sharada,

    A Very Happy Birthday To You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful poem & clearly thats you all over.
    Have a wonderful day & do tell us how you celebrated your day...

    Love & regards,
     
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    meenaprakash Silver IL'ite

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    Another message to Sharada....

    Hey Lioness,

    Stop Roaring & Scaring people around.
    Instead, just purr for one day, today.

    Have a Wonderful Birthday!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. varalotti

    varalotti Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Poetry Is In the Air, Meena!

    Hello Meena,

    When the lioness roars it doesn't scare
    It just shows that it does care
    That none should commit an error
    And so it does instill terror

    The lioness quite often purrs
    When things are quite fine
    And then all love is hers
    Such is the friend of mine.

    A bad poetry from a Mofussil Accountant!
    sridhar
     

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