“I Will Survive” ….. Gloria Gaynor!!


~~March 11, 2015~~ 

It was 36 years ago today when Gloria Gaynor reached the top of the charts with her disco anthem, “I Will Survive“, in 1979.

I remember well. This was an anthem for me and many of my friends. 


This female-empowerment anthem is about moving on after a bad relationship. Over the years, it has taken on meaning for people who have overcome just about any difficult situation, but for the song’s lyricist, Dino Fekaris, it was about getting fired by Motown Records, where he was a staff writer.

Says Fekaris: “They let me go after almost seven years. I was an unemployed songwriter contemplating my fate. I turned the TV on, and there it was: a song I had written for a movie theme titled Generation was playing right then (the song was performed by Rare Earth).

I took that as an omen that things were going to work out for me. I remember jumping up and down on the bed saying, ‘I’m going to make it. I’m going to be a songwriter. I will survive!”




Gloria Gaynor (born September 7, 1949) is an American singer, best known for the disco era hits “I Will Survive” (Hot 100 number 1, 1979), “Never Can Say Goodbye” (Hot 100 number 9, 1974), “Let Me Know (I Have a Right)” (Hot 100 number 42, 1980) and “I Am What I Am” (R&B number 82, 1983).

~Early life~

Gloria Fowles was born in Newark, New Jersey, to Queenie May Proctor and Daniel Fowles. Her grandmother lived nearby and was involved in her upbringing. “There was always music in our house”, Gaynor wrote in her autobiography “I Will Survive”. She enjoyed listening to the radio, and to records by Nat King Cole and Sarah Vaughan.

Her father played the ukulele and guitar and sang professionally in nightclubs with a group called Step ‘n’ Fetchit. Her brothers sang gospel and formed a quartet with a friend. Gaynor was not allowed to sing with the all-male group, nor was her younger brother, Arthur, because he was too young. Arthur later acted as a tour manager for Gaynor.

The family was relatively poor, but Gaynor recalls the house being filled with laughter and happiness, and the dinner table being open to neighborhood friends. They moved to a housing project in 1960 and Gloria grew up as a tomboy. “All through my young life I wanted to sing, although nobody in my family knew it”, Gaynor wrote in her autobiography.

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This won the 1979 Grammy for Best Disco Recording.

It was the first and last time that the Grammys offered this category.

Gaynor sees this song as just a simple song about survival, regardless of what you have to overcome. She said: “I love the empowering effect, I love the encouraging effect. It’s a timeless lyric that addresses a timeless concern.”

In June 1998, the French football team (or as Americans call it, soccer) made this their World Cup anthem.

This song became an anthem in the gay community, but its reach extends much farther – it has been reproduced in 20 languages, including Arabic. Predictably, it is also one of the most popular songs to be sung on Karaoke. 

Gaynor is far and away most famous for this song (her autobiography is even called I Will Survive), but she was a formidable Dance singer before she recorded it. She made #9 in 1975 with “Never Can Say Goodbye” and cracked the Hot 100 with her covers of “Walk On By” and “Reach Out, I’ll Be There.”

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~~I Will Survive~~

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Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive


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True Love and Affection: Narayanan Krishnan!!


~~March 2, 2015~~ 

Narayanan Krishnan (born in 1981 in Madurai, Tamil Nadu) is an Indian chef-turned-social worker

~Early life~

Krishnan was an award-winning chef with Taj Hotels, Bangalore and was short-listed for an elite job in Switzerland. After witnessing a distressing incident in 2002, he quit his job and began feeding the homeless and mentally disabled in his hometown. He said, “I saw a very old man, literally eating his own human waste out of hunger. I went to the nearby hotel and asked them what was available. They had idli, which I bought and gave to the old man. Believe me, I had never seen a person eating so fast, ever. As he ate the food, his eyes were filled with tears.

Those were the tears of happiness.



Krishnan founded the Akshaya Trust organization in 2003, which helps to feed the homeless and mentally-disabled in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. He serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to 425 indigent and elderly people in Madurai.

He also provides haircuts and shaves to give dignity to those he serves.

He was selected as one of the Top 10 in “CNN heroes 2010” list.

The character Narayanan Krishnan played by Jayaprakash in the Dulquer Salmaan 2012 Malayalam film Ustad Hotel is based on him.

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Narayanan Krishnan (born 1981) is an Indian chef turned social worker. He quit his career as a leading chef and began supplying meals to the homeless in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, beginning in 2002.

Krishnan founded his nonprofit Akshaya Trust in 2003. Every day, he wakes up at 4 a.m., cooks a simple hot meal and then, along with his team, loads it in a van and travels about 125 miles (201 km) feeding the homeless and mentally-disabled in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

He serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to 400 indigent and elderly people in Madurai.
He carries a comb, scissors and razor and is trained in eight haircut styles that, along with a fresh shave, provide extra dignity to those he serves.

Out of 10,000 nominations from more than 100 countries, he is selected as one of the Top 10 in “CNN heroes 2010” list.


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