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Modern lifestyle requires us to regulate our food-intake and add body exercises like
Yoga Aasanas into our schedule before it is too late.
Society gives much respect to elderly people but dislike how some elders take undue
advantage and force their outdated views on public affairs.
History is what man writes from memory and observation but the future is what he
shapes by utilizing his skills and knowledge.
Courage and boldness lies in going along with our parents, teachers, relatives,
neighbours, etc. for the welfare of all, even at our cost.
Novels with ‘adult content’ may have four letter words and other abusive language.
Please keep books for general readership and children’s books clean.
What Modi said in his reply to President’s address in the Lok Sabha regarding
communalism was identical to what Pundit Nehru said in 1951.
Christianity spread fast in Europe after 400 A.D. because Bible was translated into
local languages. English displaced all, even Sanskrit, in India.
@TwitterIndia what I wish to convey will appear exactly as I write it, unlike in the
print media where it gets edited to suit their idea.
I don’t understand why Social Security benefits amount is to be declared under the
head ‘Other Sources’ and not ‘Salary’ in the IT Return.
Globalization requires India to compete with the world by introducing new currency
the Indian Dollar IND equal to 100 Rupees.
Bribe taking is livelihood for a large proportion of people, like for example, tobacco
farming. Alternatives are required to eliminate it.
I wonder if females are born physically weaker than males on purpose to fulfill any
requirement in their natural functions.
The first thing the East India Company did was to open Red Light Areas in the
territories they won to keep peace. Do we learn from history?
I do not know much about women other than my mother, sisters, wife, aunts,
grandmother, teacher, workers all of whom feel proud to have me.
I am proud to be a father of a female child (now mother of her own daughter) and
give credit to my wife for bearing and bringing her up.
Breaking convention of including only males in line I’ve included all the females in
our extended family tree in my book Adyar Gopal World.
When someone wants to make public his or her word or voice apart from the press
conference the social media and mobilecast come abreast.
I am not ashamed to change my colours if it helps me to stop brooding over gory past
inimical to my present affluence and future prospects.
My Tweet appears only in my home page and the home pages of those who FOLLOW
ME. It doesn’t appear in the home page of those I FOLLOW.
I am selfish and want many followers so that more Twitters read my post. Any Tweet
appears in pages of my followers, not in those I follow.
I can not imagine cattle as meat on the table. One who has no qualms about killing
animals, would kill humans with no remorse of any kind.
I can not imagine cattle as meat on the table. One who has no qualms about killing
animals, would kill anything.
Do you know by any chance that my Tweets are like my private email to those who
follow me and no one else? That is how Twitter works.
One of the ways to be free and enjoy life is not get stuck with own land, house,
farm, the immovable. I broke away from root cause of misery.
The Constitution is the guide for governance and constitutional bodies and not, I
believe, for individuals to conduct their private lives.
Transparency in governance is double-edged tool. ‘Sathyam Brooyath, Priyam
Brooyath, Na Brooyath Sathyam Apriyam.’ No need to show all.
Is it possible for any public person to switch the media (journalists) on or off at will?
Some such persons have been successful, it seems.
Necessity incites Invention and I can invent something new only if I keep others’
approach out of sight and pursue my own new solution.
No matter what happened in the past, even in the remotest, my present and future
are shaped by what I think is best in the circumstances.
I have learnt not only from books, from institutions and from others, my path to
happiness, but my conscience has been the ultimate teacher.
Whom do I Follow? Simple. I Follow not others. But my conscience, my inner voice
formed as I grew up, defining my conviction on all matters.
I think, not only India but also every other country on earth is progressing due to
benevolent Modern Science. Plan to live good life long!
I tremble to imagine what India would be if all essential desk-tops, lap-tops, tablets,
mobile phones go weird like my computer did today.
Young men & women must develop boldness to become rich, famous, marry very
beautiful person, build palatial house, etc. early in their life.
My mind has to imagine and picturize everything except what I see, hear and feel
around me like my body, my room, my house and neighbourhood.
Every person who manages to climb up and become the chairman and thus
demonstrated his or her capabilities can also manage the task at hand.
The media, all kinds of them, can make the voice of one into a roar of a million, if
there is sense, substance and utility in it (the voice).
The power of Media, all kinds, is like power of God. Man is the father of God and also
of Media. When man needs help he recalls either One.
Affluence leads to excessive wastage of food on the table; Deliberate, forceful
voluntary regulation can stop us from straining the nature.
What I write in my tweet is what I wish to put out for people to read. Doing so helps
me to kick-start my thinking whether it’s read or not.
There is no shortage of advisers; information may be incomplete, stale, out of place,
impractical, lacks incentive, purpose and worthy goal.
Bribe-takers are angry at the new government and are looking for ways to teach a
lesson to the latter by conspiracies not easily detected.
I find that we choose our likes and dislikes on the basis of our customs, language,
religion, castes, place of birth and place of residence.
Secure borders of the country and preservation of liberty, language, culture and
equality are matters as important as material development.
When I start a project, which depends on the performance of others, I shall not
expect everyone to be as enthusiastic and efficient as I am.
About 33% of us will be dead when India that is contemplated now takes shape in
2030; those alive then would say ‘this is not good enough.’
Our ancient culture (Sanskrit Language, Religious practices, etc), which our women
deeply honour, has kept India united in its diversity.
I am aware that my surname Shenoy obliges me to preserve its social value so that
other Shenoys feel proud to own it. So are surnames Modi, Gandhi, etc.
There are so many aggressive young enthusiastic social workers that, if they preserve
their honesty and integrity, will shine in due course.
Power of a woman is hidden behind her engaging appearance but it increases with
her age and ultimately makes her use it to benefit society.
A person, ignorant of processes of life/death may commit suicide to achieve a
vengeful objective but he won’t live to see if he succeeded.
I am rich and powerful because the society let me be. After I looked after myself
now it is time to help my family, relatives, friends, etc.
The world cannot now deny India is really rich and powerful with Modi government
utilizing the nascent greatness of India, such as in Nepal.
I might be rich and powerful but when I help others with money and material I will be
careful not to humiliate them for being in distress.
No new law is needed to define Secularism as it is beyond definition and its meaning
comes out of its practice. createspace.com/5436677
Practicing Secularism is a means of adjustment, consequent upon need to overcome
disputable issues holding back progress. createspace.com/5436677
Never mind what others say so long as I have faith in the correctness of my work.
Defeat comes because I dither and doubt my aim and reason.
When I want to giveaway (because I am rich and elderly) then, I feel, my wife and
children are not eligible. They should stand in the wings.
The fact that more than 120,00,00,000 people enjoy freedom, etc., in India as a
nation is itself a great triumph. Bharath is here to stay.
Death and destruction are sad events but they also create opportunities for the
survivors. See book: createspace.com/4937763
Most of what I post in the social media impacts a small section of people, a section
much larger than I am, a sand particle on the beach.
Time is out of control which fact I learnt before it was too late. For me to act next,
my time arriving is as slow as 60 seconds/minute.
I face conflict of interest when some one close to me speaks against and objects to
what I truly believe in with full faith in its aptness.
I fail to understand how even the most faithful would assume that any prayers would
be answered positively if expensive gifts were offered?
What is true today may not have been true yesterday and may not be true tomorrow.
Truth is relative. Deviations in truth are hard to notice.
I make the most of what I have today such as my home, education, neighbourhood,
and not harp on what I had in my past. I look to the future.
In the Constitution, Equality is not based on birth, titles, etc. Even descendents of
past rulers enjoy only the benefits of own labour.
I fool myself if I try to treat everyone as equal. I feel at home with people of my
race, religion, language etc., by my tribal instinct.
Once I study and learn and start a project then I must educate others for support
without which I won’t succeed even if I am all-powerful.
Keeping children engaged in reading, doing odd jobs at home, serving at prayer halls,
etc., by parents will keep them safe from bad company.
As a human being I am challenged by everything; the sky, wind, earth, water, fire,
other human beings, animals, etc., but I keep winning.
A doctor’s life is full of challenges just like in any other profession. But there are
opportunities to serve as shown in my book: createspace.com/4861134
Getting out of the way of those who dislike our style will not help, especially in the
case of our near and dear ones. They need our help.
After school and college I embarked as a self-employed professional; studied all Laws
and Acts applicable so that I am not caught unawares.
No one taught me that I should stay clear of the traffic on the roads but learnt it
myself. I must stay abreast of all Laws and Acts too.
As a small time self-employed professional I kept my books of account myself to avoid
falling into a trap and accused of cheating on taxes.
I am sure that Politics was not my cup of tea because I had wife and children to look
after. Politicians can succeed well without a family.
Employees are forced to retire at certain age but self-employed professionals can
continue to work. I pursued my hobbies rather than work.
One important hour was lost, 8.45 p.m. to 9.45 p.m. on 22-05-2015 in
Padmanabhanagar Bangalore due to load shedding. Not good for anyone.
Submitting to the caretaker for bath, toilet, food, etc., is required when we are old,
weak, or sick and not fight the caretaker or protest.
I am not a politician, only politically minded and so I do contribute my mite in nation
building. For example, I support the Land Bill 2015.
The sun is responsible. Yes, the red hot sun that is responsible for our daily routine
and not the cock that crows and wakes us up at dawn.
Right from the time of birth I wanted to draw the attention of people and things
around me beginning from my mother, to fight through life.
I am free to do what I want in private but that is where I overlook the fact that I am
watching myself if what I am doing is right or wrong.
When my wife acts and behaves like the Opposition in Parliament, who can not be
dispensed with, then I have to somehow induce her to concur.
Social media such as twitter.com help people like me to express views in a civilized
manner and thereby quench awful thirst for exhibition.
If I shut all communication lines and deal only with those activities of immediate
concern then it’s like fasting and can’t last very long.
When I was born I got added. When I die they will subtract. But the total mass
remains the same no matter how many births or deaths occur.
I always look at the prospects. Is my decision hurting a few but bringing justice to the
public in general and to my country in particular?
I cannot be a Russian, nor an American, nor a Chinese, a Japanese or any other
National. I can only be an Indian and I feel proud to be one.
When I face a personal problem then my mind searches its memory for past examples
but I choose only moral and legal answers from among them.
We write for the readers. We sing for the listeners. We dance for an audience. We
cook for the gourmet. The lucky of us have plenty of them.
I have limited agenda but the tools like the social media are very vast and depending
on the number of followers my spread is also limited.
I am becoming more and more familiar with connecting to Internet using the
broadband line and not spend hours trying to connect like before.
Democracy is somewhere between dictatorship and anarchy. A Republic like India
must spend more on governance to keep all her citizens happy.
I want the following to be added in Part III item 3.4. "Books written by Senior Citizen
Authors are to be given additional incentives including making their books available
at all school and college libraries, in promotional book fairs, and promoting private
enterprises to open circulating libraries that stock such books by Senior Citizen
I know I should help myself; to retrieve my trunk, I request a tall man to reach top
shelf and a swimmer to dive in water to help me get it.
I don’t want to become an anti-national by littering, spitting, and generally spoiling
looks and feel of my neighbourhood, town and country.
Laws on human rights intrigue me. When an embryo, which the ignorant woman
never wanted, is conceived then the Laws disregard human rights.
I sympathize with judges when they decide if the human rights of the woman with
unwanted embryo is more important or a living mass of cells.
When I am aware that a National interest prevails over the personal benefit of a
citizen then I understand why we need to save a girl child.
It takes 9 months for a conception to result in birth. Citizenship claimed of the
country of conception should be as valid as that of birth.
I always have difficulty to comprehend time. Yesterday appeared to have passed at a
high speed but now the next hour seems to be crawling.
I was a science student and Economics was distant to me until I read a few books.
Economy reflects nation’s resources and moral integrity.
Economics is as good as Ecology, which is Earth Science and not just money and
commerce. I want to think Economics as ABCD of moral living.
I was like any other adolescent, later a young man was a prey to vices but I found
smoking cigarettes or chewing paan are the least harmful.
If there was ban on smoking in 1950-60s, like it is now, then I might have taken up
some other vice such as drugs, alcohol, etc., as is now.
I found drinking 4 cups of coffee or tea with/without sugar is worse for health than
smoking ten cigarettes a day but all of them help man.
Rise in use of drugs and alcohol is a counter-product of ban on smoking as the
drudgery and boredom of 8-hr work needs recreation for youth.
When I think I am the smartest then a bolt from the blue hits me that there are so
many people on earth that consider themselves as smarter.
For me, smoking a cigarette (a habit not an addiction) helps in dieting, in moving
bowels well, in refreshment and relaxing in-between work.
Experimental animals are made to smoke more than 40 cigarettes a day to detect
effects, is it not? Smoking like many things is double edged.
A danger of smoking is fire coming off an unextinguished butt or a lighter, match
box, etc. Another is chronic effect on respiratory tract.
60 years from now there won’t be any tobacco product available in the market. Man
won’t stop looking for other means, like liquor and drugs.
At present there are millions of helpless innocent smokers on earth; the anti-tobacco
lobby is shaming them. Governments are buckling under.
Anti Child Labour lobby is also shaming honest hard working innocent poor urban
children engaged in work for their ROZI-ROTI and education.
I am only 1 among millions of people on earth, only 5 ft 3 in ht and 68 kg in wt but I
pride myself that my mind spans the entire universe.
After reading about living conditions in the past couple of centuries in India, I find
that there have been changes in life for the better.
My mind can picturize a lot of scenes by imagination when I see through my eyes,
read books, newspapers; watch TV etc. hear through my ears.
My mind can make me happy, make me feel tense, feel afraid, become devotional,
recall events I saw or I did before and build my personality.
I had a MWC (Mind-Wisdom-Conscience combination) of parental and ancestral cult at
birth. I had to adapt to the modern society as I grew up.
I say, ‘Mine is Truth’; you say, ‘No, mine’; he says, ‘No, you both wrong. Mine is.’
The Wise says, ‘You fight. The winner’s becomes Truth.’
I look like one person but my mind is multifaceted especially showing two persons;
one that has animal instincts and the other human morals.
Repeat the slogan at every bend and it will become a hymn hard to erase, without a
question whether it is true or false and for all to sing.
My motivation to live has been a woman all my life, be it the mother, sisters, wife,
daughter or granddaughter in spite of any impertinence.
My eyes mistake a rope for a serpent but my ears recognize the roar of a tiger
unmistakably. I sift information and select; yet I go wrong.
Any public property is not mine and therefore it is not right for me to maintain it.
Abolish public ownership and then see how town shines.
It is not possible for me to order people around to keep their surroundings swatcha
and clean like I do. They say, ‘mind your own business.’
When it comes to maintenance the recurring expenses for it have to be provided,
which if I ignore then I am ruining my property on purpose.
Private(for the Public): Being a husband and a provider I am all powerful but in front
of my wife should I become just plain dust the way she decimates me?
I am lucky to get help from unexpected quarter but I have to spot the source and
encourage it to help me, nay make a fervent appeal for it.
In the Digital world, the Non-Netizens that is the computer illiterates will loose their
ground even if they are otherwise well-educated.
I won’t know if my colleague, friend, relative, comrade, neighbour, etc., get
offended when I write or say something that I know is a fact.
Time, Surroundings, Social features, etc., keep changing. So, I stop reminding myself
of any wrong-doings of anybody to keep hating them.
I was made to learn so many things in which I was not interested during childhood and
later. My tries at self-education expanded my wisdom.
Giving gifts is not an easy job because the gift given must not only be useful but also
reveal the personalities of both giver and receiver.
Feeling insecure is my inborn defensive character. Only my experience and MWC
(Mind, Wisdom, Conscience combination) helps me overcome it.
My face is a tool to show friendlyness or enmity by smiling or grimacing but often I
put on an appearance to suit the occasion and people.
Elderly people: a burden on society. Not all, but many. Pension amounts paid out by
governments, corportns., are huge. Product very little.
After children are fed, educated, got a job/business, got married and moved, then
the parents are left with surplus to fight among themselves.
Peace of mind is not meant for the young. In my youth I was constantly agitated to
acquire knowledge, skills, popularity and stood in front.
I have to get used to properties and values these days, as every single word or phrase
I create could be my valuable intellectual property.
Anything can acquire a sale value if I find a buyer. One who creates a demand for his
merchandize will get the best price for even a scrap.
The world as we see it today is the result of the toil of millions of humans; for some
it is most liveable, pleasant and for some it is bad.
The most confusion I got into was when elders advised me that I have rights to work
but not its rewards. I always eagerly awaited my payday.
I would not succeed in building up an amicable atmosphere with my neighbour if the
latter is by all principles against my very existence.
I have learnt not to dislike a person or group that belongs to me and my country even
if they disagree with my actions and motives, often.
Language is man’s strongest tool and I want people to know my language but I always
try to learn other languages whenever there is a chance.
Welfare benefits must be available to those who deserve them but I would never like
to be a beneficiary of welfare handout if I can help it.
Q: Where did I learn not to lean on others for my well-being? A: At home from my
mother and especially from my father unknowingly by either.
When I want to jump into the water to save a drowning person, will I do it if I can not
swim? Urge to help others requires introspection.
How do I find out what I am doing is appreciated by my people? Not by their silence
but doing it until they raise their voices against it.
I got my income tax refund within 20 days of filing ITR. This never happened since I
began to file IT returns 40 yrs ago. Achche Din Aagaye?
Research and invention are necessary in manufacturing products supplying specific
needs and not a matter of wild pursuit for name and fame.
In the modern world, title does not carry me far. It is my mettle that gives me
recognition and a place in the society. Am I worthy of them?
How can I forget my dead parents, grandparents, former teachers, dead and dear
friends, dead former national leaders, dead social reformers?
After having lived for so many years and read so many history books I don’t know why
there should be any controversy on death penalty today.
I took much time to get into my head that a political party in power is not the
government in power. Shame the party but not the government.
When I got married I did not realize those responsibilities, which were not mentioned
in the books that came with my promotion as Grihastha.
I am now more than convinced that every staff member, officer, employee or other
connected with running trains wants our Railways to shine.
If I could manage to provide a shelter, clothes and food to myself and to my family
then I would have accomplished what was expected of me.
I become emotional, part of my mind wants to rush and react when I see, hear or
read about injustice, atrocities, etc. But I control myself.
I wondered why some children beat a kitty, maim a puppy and stone a pigeon, etc.,
while others don’t. They are the way they were brought up.
I am sure any man, woman or child would respect me if I give him/her my regards
such as by inviting him/her to join me for a gorgeous lunch.
My mother was happy when I did what she wanted me to do. India is happy when her
government does what she looked for and wanted it to do.
I remember all I did for the society but society does not oblige me and remember my
contribution; I was only returning what society gave me.
I may be grateful to my parents, teachers, etc., but these days I am also grateful to
my neighbour, my locality, city, state and my country.
I do not want myself to become a bad spectacle in a meeting or public place but I can
only be myself and be proud of my appearance as I am.
Do I have listeners? Do I have watchers? Does my speech arouse curiosity? Does the
content make sense? Then, all I say and do are worth it.
I try to play my role as well as I can, on life’s stage; I make room for all others, adjust
to their act and match myself to the play’s run.
The Europeans populated the Americas, parts of Africa and Australia but not Asia,
particularly not India owing to our deep-rooted culture.
I have discovered that four walls of my house protect me during nights and, when I
am in the open, the passers-by are generally my saviours.
I cast my vote quite frequently and results are often surprising. I feel good when
candidate I voted for wins and works to improve my life.
My mind does not close shop, except in deep-sleep but deep-sleep is a boon granted
by nature and earned through hard work for good health.
I know that cash in hand is like handy life. Wealth in bank, in land and buildings, in
gold jewelry, in shares etc is like handicapped life.
Speech is a double-edged weapon. I get hurt more by a derogatory comment but my
MCW (mind, conscience, wisdom) hold me back from revenge.
I try to sift and soak the best wisdom into my mind and keep the cunning vermin
away. But why would I stop pursuing my favourite objectives?
I like to plan my projects and execute them as best as I could but I change the
designs along the way to make progress and not back away.
Our mind and body are tuned with the movements of sun, moon, stars and now also
with the man-made satellites. www.createspace.com/4450926
Fearless leaders that are stoic nationalists and aim for development of the nation can
succeed if we the people elect them to high offices.
Anniversaries such as dates of birth, death, wedding, etc., of relatives and friends
alive and dead remind people of collateral events also.
Knowledge and information require processing to suite the ground realities to apply
them for our day-to-day needs and we must know how-to.
Most ordinary people do not have much time to visit various social media sites and
read the brilliant posts, which go blown up in thin air.
A few people advise me on Economics not knowing they show their political, racial,
ideological, religious, and social colours, which it is.
If there is no ‘happiness’ in Economics & only money and commerce are depicted
then the discussion is incomplete. Good habits are essential.
Labels ought to be unambiguous. Often I find that I am the one who misunderstands
the information on the label because of its ambiguity.
Do I want my speeches, my writings, my images, etc., to be available after I am gone?
But I won’t be here to see them; what does it matter?
Bandh (mass shut down) is inhuman; more inhuman than violent storm. Only proves
how much life depends on politicians’ role; mass infliction.
The choice of methods of protest to bring the government on to its knees requires
ideas by responsible citizens to avoid mass inconvenience.
I claim myself to be a Digital Indian, made into one by acquiring an Internet
connection through broadband & Wi-Fi. I still write on paper.
I can understand why some people praise me; if they knew my past they would say,
‘It is a lie.’ A life is too long to be good every moment.
I am one in a large population but to help us to produce more and thereby increase
our GDP, I can’t buy more, eat more, consume more alone.
I have often lost my temper when I was verbally abused for wrong reasons. As a result
the person was more cautious and stopped repeating it.
I think each person enjoys his life maximum when he makes up his mind that he has
already satisfied the wants, and attained his life goals.
Full Economic Development is not what UN Economists have determined it to be, but
the point of fulfillment of one’s life goals set by oneself.
Happiness is when Economic Development allows people to choose their life’s
amenities like they want in keeping with the overall progress.
I am not expected to earn more than my needs, once my basic expenses are covered
and I have enough savings for any emergency. I shun greed.
The Universe is so massive and space and time are so much infinite that even if the
earth gets densely populated the climate won’t change.
More than any damage to Universe, it is the damage that people suffer due to
increased carbon emissions that remedial measures are proposed.
Am I an important person, an IP? Unless I regard myself as an IP and keep myself
engaged in demonstrating my capabilities I lose the status.
I keep on doing what I feel is right even when my distracters discourage. Even those
who are close to me could be jealous of my triumph.
When I meet another person, more than anything, it is my physical appearance,
especially my facial expression that determines the outcome.
Civility requires us to inform the host before hand that we are coming and not
gatecrash even when we have an invitation. Is it so? Thanks.
I find it not easy to comprehend but it is true that a citizen is part owner of the
country and the government is elected to serve him/her.
I find it not easy to comprehend but it is true that a citizen is part owner of the
country and she/he must contribute in its maintenance.
Happiness is no doubt possessing more money than what I spend for my life’s needs. I
keep a check on what I consider my needs and save more.
I have learnt not to leave interpretation of signals to chance. My MWC (Mind-Wisdom-
Conscience combination) will keep off alluring traps.
Authorities say that the refund has been paid but there is no credit entry in my bank
account through which I had booked the ticket online.
If the Transport Corporation says that the refund is paid but no credit entry is found
in my bank account even after 7 days what do I do?
Disputes regarding online transfer of money are already commonplace. Payer can
help by providing payment reference number and not just date.
Taking care of a dependent but troublesome person is a challenge for care-takers
and tests their patience, endurance, sense of responsibility.
Authorities say that the refund has been paid online but why don’t they show me the
details such as acknowledgement they got from the bank?
I got my cancelled bus ticket refund owing to the power of line; the internet line;
the line in the word ‘online;’ power I now have gained.
No matter how much my mind gets elated, I care for my body by regular exercise,
healthy diet and peace with nature, rather than be euphoric.
If life is comfortable where I now live, and I love the country I live in then I must
stick to this place and not think of moving abroad.
First I decide what I need and then plan to get it in the easiest, cheapest and often
effortless way but never by unlawful or unfair means.
If I know what I am about to speak is not true and yet if I go ahead and speak the
untruth for ulterior motives then I am cheating myself.
When my own close relatives challenge me by objecting to my spending my money
for charity or social causes then I can only feel sad at most.
I have very little extra money but my close relative prevent me from spending it on
social causes which only reveals how greed affects life.
I think every citizen will ultimately learn that hoarding gold, cash or real estate
endlessly results in being a custodian, not the enjoyer.
No words or sentences are able to fully and correctly describe our feelings and most
often we use words wrongly and it results in mistakes.
When I find people making adverse remarks against me, I always ask them to clarify. I
give them another chance to restructure the statement.
I will make purchases from shops & services located in the area where I hold a
function in order to get maximum support of local community.
I have learnt that my mind and everybody’s mind is faster than real time and also that
everything that we plan takes time to fructify.
Those whom I regard as my own people are always worthy of my compassion, my
willingness to listen to their criticism, discuss issues, etc.
Economics is more important than anything else and I am happy to have made
Economics and good habits as my guiding lights in all that I do.
When I failed in an examination, I did not back away, but renewed my efforts to do
well in the repeat test by focusing on my weak subjects.
I do not speak the same matter in the same tone at every occasion. I chose what I
must speak and how depending upon fitness of my listeners.
When I venture into a new project, some of my people do not want me to embark on
it citing problems, but I was ready with solutions to them.
A large crowd gathers to celebrate an important memorial. I try to follow my plans.
The programmed course deviates to current circumstances.
When I experiment with new projects I expect both success and failure. I ensure that
there are funds to cover losses arising from failure.
My main motto is not to harm anybody by my actions and this I achieve by executing
my plans using only my money. Those disliking stay away.
There are many occasions when I spend money and perform social service even if
there is no tax relief applicable since the targets deserve.
I am not an exception when it comes to feeling down by bad weather, air pollution,
irksome noise, power failure, etc., but I somehow manage.
As a human being, I am a civilized animal and I must strive to become more civilized
than an animal especially with my fellow human beings.
I have stopped looking at gory scenes, brutal actions, etc., and stopped reading
about similar incidents so that I never commit such things.
Since childhood I have learnt many things by observing what others did but I know
that I should choose only good people, scenes and actions.
Good habits and morals are enshrined in our Constitution of India, which if taken as a
religious book could help all of us to live in peace.
I like the saying, ‘Give Respect and Take Respect’. I don’t let anyone barge into my
house, oust me and claim to be a noble person next day.
I have found confrontation to be not good to solve problems between two powerful
individuals since it keeps them away from talking solution.
World is in turmoil, was in turmoil from its beginning and remain in turmoil till it ends
if at all. But I find ways to clear the confusion.
There are so many things that touch my life everyday but I take up any work only
after I had completed daily routine such as wash and bathe.
The chief facilitator is our body which although stands as tough as our ancestry
permits, the prime engines are our wisdom and good habits.
I know that I cannot claim all the credit for all the successes of people whom I might
have helped during so many past years of my life.
I feel handicapped because many of my age-old friends do not use an email address,
or have facility to browse the internet for use and info.
I think the ‘warming’ of Earth is its destiny, ongoing since centuries and not worth
the noise. Consider how slow and minimal the damage is!
I think, the ‘warming’ of Earth is a part of its evolution but Civilization, Science and
Technology continue to alter its course and speed.
I think whatever man did or doing that causes global warming has nothing to do with
climate change. The cause-effect connection is in doubt.
Carbon as I understand is a basic component in Earth’s structure and all materials
begin with Carbon and end with Carbon. It is inseparable.
Oxygen, Hydrogen and Carbon are burnt to produce energy required to remain alive.
All return to form new fuel and keep energy cycle turning.
Fossil fuels are non-renewable. Solar source is considered renewable but
indeterminate. Nuclear fission is highly specialized and exclusive.
Climate change: Man has the potential and if he tries hard he will come out with a
new mode to produce electricity without the carbon peril.
There is no shortage of electricity scientists among us to think in terms of other than
magnate within a coil and invent a new power source.
Climate change: Who is responsible for greenhouse gases? You and me and the entire
animal world produce and expel more gases than Industry.
Who is trying to frighten me by accusing me of causing Carbon damage? I am not the
only one causing Carbon damage but the whole world is.
I do not agree with the ‘Warning’ not to prosper materially but prosper only
spiritually, to prevent former from damaging the environment.
Spirituality is primary need but environment friendly material prosperity props it up
and facilitates its practice with the least hindrance.
When my friend began manufacturing consumer goods decades ago he was praised
for showing the way of development but not warned of pollution.
When I was a juvenile, adolescent, teenager and minor, decades ago, I hadn’t known
about any Laws other than my conscience that warned me.
My conscience is my own precious property that added value to itself through the
years and guided me to become a good law-abiding citizen.
Configuration of my conscience (sense of right and wrong) occurred as I grew up. I
preferred good habits on account of my ancestral trait.
A resolute salesman would seek even those buyers who had spurned his past offers
and may visit their home to make a deal and sell his ware.
When I need to convince a neighbour that I am right and the neighbour is wrong then
I don’t fight with him but try out all avenues of peace.
‘Monetology’ is a better term than ‘Economics’ for the subject taught in schools,
colleges, etc., because it is all about money management.
Consistency in the quality and specifications of every piece of a brand month-after-
month are important keys to its demand and popularity.
Success in business is not all chance. Simple thinking and honest dealings coupled
with focused excellence in every step ensured my success.
All-round customer-satisfaction depend first on my own satisfaction in how and what
I am selling, honesty in pricing and after-sale service.
I have authored and published many books. Not many people read them. They are
not textbooks and not of required reading in a school/college.
It takes at least 2 minutes to read one page of standard paperback book and one
could read non-stop if reader has time and likes the book.
I find a sea of difference between the attitudes of a publisher and an author whose
book the former publishes, especially with thankfulness.
Printing a single copy of a book and supplying it to the customer is now getting
popular. It averts printing a large number at each edition.
Self-publishing is in vogue now with many printers providing facility to print even a
single copy of the book anytime the customer demands.
Reading e-books is a pleasure and also eliminates need to hold the heavy book while
reading. An android device and some practice are needed.
Self-publishing avoids business conflicts between commercial book-publishers and
authors, since the latter continues to earn royalty forever.
Self-published books are not admissible in some of the literary competitions for
awards because the commercial publishers wouldn’t approve.
Titles winning awards spike up their sales bringing good returns to their publishers; a
reason to oust self-published titles from competing.
Inviting authors/publishers to submit 6-8 copies for the judges to evaluate provides
huge pile of free books, fetching a fortune at the end.
Self-publishing authors are hard-put when they are made to submit more than one
copy of their book to enter a literary award competition.
Self-publishing authors dispatch their books to the literary award competition at
their own expenses unlike those of commercial publishers.
The financially powerful lobby of commercial book publishers has denied the right
social standing of self-publishing authors in many ways.
The organizers of literary award competition generally do not acknowledge the
receipt of books submitted by eager self-publishing authors.
Print media ignores self-publishing authors. I have not seen any book review of self-
published title in newspaper even if copy was provided.
Innovations in printing technology and mechanization are going to make ‘print to
order’ of books the preference for customers and authors.
Any cinema we watch for entertainment could also convey hints that we might apply
in our day-to-day life and hence shown with full caution.
I would not defile the word Freedom or the word God. But freedom to exhibit
photos, movies, paintings, etc., publicly is crux of the matter.
I would support the Censor Board of the Government if it prevents public exhibition
of any cinema that is likely to disturb law and order.
Censor Board is like court of law (quasi-judicial) and therefore its decisions are to be
handled by the aggrieved person like a court-case.
Censor Board functions like the editor of a book does, by which movie is examined to
remove harmful parts to make it useful to the public.
Censor Board certification insures that the movie the public watches is not anti-
national, not anti-social and favours good over bad habits.
Our Constitution is the guide in making decisions by all government
agencies/institutions including the Censor Board for all public cinemas.
The most important qualification of a member of the Censor Board is a thorough
knowledge of our Constitution and its fundamental principles.
The Censor Board is needed to make sure the theatres exhibit only good movies just
like the police department is needed to curb lawlessness.
I wish the producers of movies for public screening understand the difference
between private and public when they talk of ‘Freedom’ in Arts
I wish the Censor Board would take recourse to an Adalath to show controversial
movies and elicit a consensus from elders and stakeholders.
My name Mohan would not be pronounced correctly no matter how differently I spelt
it. But Karnaataka is a better spelling and easy to write.
At the age of 14, in my school I studied languages, maths, science, civics, physical
education, etc., but nothing about my future career.
When I had reached the 8th class, I was 14 years and receptive to career guidance
like all youngsters of that age, from parents and others.
I, like everyone else, was not aware how important it was to begin early my pursuit
of a career, supported by my parents and teachers alike.
With only one or two children, the parents can focus better on their child’s career,
starting at age 14 and select one that’s most suitable.
At the age of 14 a child is anxious to achieve and wishes to prepare himself for his
future mainly by looking for support from his father.
System of Education available in the region determines the career chosen by the
child, the father or the mother and not merely the ambition.
The government decides the kind of system of education for schools, which prepare
the child in taking up a career most suitable for him/her.
Ordinary people normally would send their children to local schools that adopt the
government system of education and are easily accessible.
There are many careers such as priests and other religious offices for which the
regular schools do not provide path, education or training.
Indian Constitution gives freedom of religion; does not promote any particular
religion and therefore religions are not part of curriculum.
‘Morals’ was a subject included in the school curriculum but religion was never made
a subject to be taught and examinations conducted in.
Language(s), arithmetic, basic science and basic social studies are the main subjects
that are included in the curriculum in all schools.
An appropriate career is chosen for their child by the parents by applying their
knowledge and belief so that the same will bring happiness.
Before a career is chosen for the 14-year old child, the parents would make sure that
the required education and training are within reach.
Since early 20th Century Indian education especially the Secondary School Pre-matric
syllabus has been oriented towards degree certificate.
For many careers such as a potter, SSLC or the degree are unnecessary and the years
spent in the school after 8th class is a waste of time.
If a 14-year old is not told to focus on a certain career and set on its path for
education and training then the child will drift aimless.
A career chosen by a 14-yr old child can be modified and changed later according to
circumstances and capacity and accessibility of chances.
Making a 14-yr old child go through and study for many years after his 8th class
without a definite career in sight is an unhelpful outcome.
All kinds of occupations could become welcome careers and provide us financial
security and happiness in life if planned and pursued early.
Earlier we decide on our life’s career better could we decide our place of residence
and style of living thus gaining control and security.
The main purpose of deciding on a career early is to get the child think about his
future independence and looming responsibilities in life.
The 8th pass being sufficient for most of the skills and occupations diversification of
education and training may begin with the 9th class.
Management of the adolescent by the parents is as tricky as of toddler but the
situation differs owing to change in child’s way of thinking.
To keep 14-yr old away from vices and bad company it is useful to firmly advise him
to take up education and training for his future career.
A 14-yr old is at the right age for making him love and respect his country, culture
and tradition and allowed in nationalistic activities.
There is a high point in life of a child after 8th class when he/she and parents decide
if they select self-employment as the career or not.
A 14-yr old girl would be wise to listen to her mother and other older women
regarding her future career, as she would herself be a mother.
Wise parents make a list of careers for their 14-yr old to select from. The child then
would work harder and with determination towards it.
Parents are directly responsible till 14 but later it is the school, friends and the
government that intervenes to influence the child’s ID.
Govt’s influence is uppermost since examinations are conducted and degree
necessary for child to take up career is issued by Govt agencies.
Diversification of courses starts from 12th class onwards at present, forcing students
to delay choosing of their career by 4 years in maze.
Since about a hundred years, the Indian 14-yr old child has been forced to wait for
another 4 years to begin career education and training.
Parents, especially the mother, would want her 14-yr old child to live a happy life for
which he/she selects a family oriented occupation.
It takes time to change the norm but an 8th pass 14-yr old may be permitted to join
ITI-like training institutes to begin his career quest.
Smart parents treat their 8th pass 14-yr old with love and respect because he or she
is going to be the future torchbearer of the family.
Smart parents put their 8th pass 14-yr old on a track to spend the next 4 years in
building the blocks for a career education and training.
Even MBBS or BE could be the career options for an 8th pass 14-yr old and the focus
would provide the child an aim to cling on and get busy.
Let 8th pass be the new school graduation from where the young one will embark on
a planned, parent-approved and self-chosen career option.
14 years of life, love and activity since birth forms a big chunk of lifespan and passing
8th class is an achievement equal to merit medal.
Up to 8th Class be common for all careers and 8th Pass the standard Graduation
following which be Specialization towards the chosen career.
My Shiksha Suthra – 1st Graduation – 8th Pass; 2nd Graduation 10th Pass; 3rd
Graduation 12th Pass; 4th Graduation Degree
A Structure of Education that will create a workforce of skilled men and women
ready to work in farms, industries and professions is needed.
At present even 20 years study in schools and colleges usually does not make us
READY TO START WORKING in farms, industries and professions.
At present a student after 8th Class crams lessons to pass the exams, the subjects of
which may not be applicable to her/his career chosen.
Our lives’ most crucial years, in which we prepare ourselves for a bright future
career, are 15th to 20th, which need guidance from parents.
Our life’s 15th and 16th years are for honing skills and 17th to 20th are for
specializing in various professions, so help us, Educators!
Education is predominantly state subject and therefore it is left to each state to
declare 8th class as standard educational qualification.
If we start at 14th yr by first listening to our parents and friends and then deciding on
our own, we can choose the career and excel too.
Declaring 8th class pass as School Leaving or Matric class, and 10th, 12thand degree
as post Matric the government would redirect education.
Youth are becoming literate very much sooner than yesterday and making them wait
till 16th year for Matric Cert., is out of place and cruel.
What is learnt during eight years from 1st to 8th class in these costly days should be
highly valued and honoured making 8th Pass as Matric.
At present the 8th Pass 14 yr. old youth is groping in the dark as regards the future
since she/he is not shown light out of school tunnel.
At present S. S. L. C. (Matric) is upon completion of 10th Class, out of which 9th and
10th could be replaced with career relevant subjects.
The government must make it easy for the 8th Pass 14 yr old youth to take up the line
of education and training that fits her/his career.
At present the classes 9th and 10th are trackless and 11th and 12th are excluding
common career pursuits like farming and self-employment.
Indian Structure of Education I hope changes into a focused and purposeful
machination in which a career for 14 yr old 8th pass is built-in.
For a parent the prospects of a good marriage for their ward may be important but it
is the career that provides stability to wedded life.
Prospects of a good marriage depend not so much on the degree held as on the
chosen career, profession and employability of the groom/bride.
After 8th class and 14 years of age it is important from where we get the facts, skills
and wisdom. From parents, friends, books, Internet?
The age of 14 years is a point where every youth has an opportunity to mend and
bend and fall back on the track with self-will & self-power.
The will and vigour at the age of 14 needs grooming and goading to kindle its fire and
exploit its force and not shut up in weird syllabi.
New Structure: The 8th is School-Leaving Class /Matric. From 9th choose one among
the six Career Courses from basic Science to Professional.
New Structure: Agriculture, Animal husbandry, Textiles, Commerce, Languages,
Humanities, Arts and Crafts, Basic Sciences, etc., 9th onwards.
Government’s first step to restructure education: Declare 8th pass as School Leaving
(Matric) level and as First Graduation (Not Drop-outs).
If youth is not engaged with a career by the age of 14 years then the youth will drift
into unpredictable adventurism like an untamed horse.
Lucky are the parents who agree among themselves and make up their mind as to
what career their child who is turning 14 should follow up.
In making up mind as to the career for her child turning 14, the mother often can not
think right, being overprotective and extra-cautious.
Economy of any country depends upon the opportunities its population finds to
harness the available resources for use on a permanent basis.
Parents are at a loss to know what to do if an 8th Pass 14 yr., old child not study well
in the 9th class. Allow them to take up a safe job.
By refusing to allow 8th Pass 14 yr., old take up a safe job, India is denying itself a
large human force from contributing to its G. D. P.
We fell into the trap well laid by competitors abroad that raised the bogey of child
labour when they found our products were nosing them.
The Government and the wise people must direct the youngsters by suitable
Structure of Education towards goals that bring prosperity to all.
The present system of 10th class as Matriculation or School Leaving class doesn’t
allow for diversification earlier and creates ‘drop-outs’.
By terming youngsters who left school before 10th class as ‘drop-outs’ we are making
it all worse for them and pushing them down further.
Grading our curriculum in such a way that schooling is unbroken till 10th class while
8th is more convenient hampers freedom of choice.
The present Structure of Education forces children into the 9th to 12th classes
wherein a large number of students can not get through.
New Structure of Education doesn’t mean stop after 8th class. Everyone continues
classes that are meant to prepare her/him for a career.
Make 8th class pass the major stepping-stone (New Structure of Education), after
which students take up study in courses that they fit in.
A Certificate of completion of a course by post-8th class students will enable
employers to hire them as trainees/apprentices for 1-2 years.
If Govt., declares passing 8th class as the end of schooling then millions of youngsters
will begin training for the career of their choice.
New Structure of Education proposed eliminates 9th to 12th classes from most of the
career courses by making 8th class the end of schooling.
A majority of careers chosen by youngsters do not need subjects taught in present
9th to 12th classes, which only dislodge their ambitions.
When the youngster knows that subjects he is studying in the 9th to 12th classes are
not going to be of any help to him he gets frustrated.
Those 14 yr old 8th pass youngsters who chose higher education are admitted into the
courses meant for them in new Structure of Education.
The present Structure of Education with 10th class as the School Leaving (SL) is
unsuitable for India of 2016. Make 8th class pass as the SL.
The British found a Structure of Education in India with 11th class as School Leaving
(SL) class. 8th is better for India of the present.
Make 8th class pass as the School Leaving (SL) and diversify 9th onward for various
careers including Medicine and Engineering.
People talk about schooling and learning being different and about need of a
paradigm shift in our education system but not about how to do.
Making 8th pass as the School Leaving class followed by career-specific diverse
classes would be a paradigm shift in our education system.
Make 8th pass the end of schooling and 9th the beginning of learning as to how to live
with an occupation the student and his parents wish.
The class 9th to 12th is a long journey and about half of the students do not benefit
from what they learn in them being inapt career wise.
What is inapt for most of the careers such as the syllabus in the 9th to 12th class may
be avoided if we adopt a new Structure of Education.
Change our Education system to make the most of our young receptive bright minds
of students especially in their 15th to 18th years of life.
Spoken law comes from Court Judges and written law comes from Legislature; only
these power bodies can reform our Structure of Education.
At present there is no choice but to continue schooling until 12th class, which be set
right by making the 8th pass as School Leaving class.
A career in agriculture begins at 15th year provided our Structure of Education is
reformed and 8th pass declared as School Leaving class.
A career in carpentry, plumbing, painting, masonry, garment making, are all staple
careers needing two years apprenticeship after 8th class.
Convert 9th class into post-Matriculation class (as against 11th as at present) and reap
focused learning by well-guided lively youngsters.
Naming 8th class pass as the School Leaving class is a major shift in education system
and it will not happen without government initiative.
Although naming 8th class pass as School Leaving class is a big decision, it only builds
an earlier platform to embark upon careers sooner.
Although naming 8th class pass as School Leaving class is big decision, doing so does
not alter basic pattern of imparting skills to youth.
If tea and coffee are foods then tobacco and alcohol are also foods. Moderation in
consumption will keep away man from other harmful drugs.
One of the causes of increase in usage of harmful drugs by youngsters is the campaign
against smoking from every quarter including the Law.
Anti-smoking lobby will not get any donations from the cigarette manufacturers if the
latter suffer loss because of activity of the former.
Sipping tea, coffee, smoking cigarette, playing cards, chess, etc., is harmful in one
or other way but not as much as drinking liquor daily.
It is incredible that a cigarette smoker has to work against the government and a
whole lot of non-governmental organizations to just enjoy.
If a few articles by eminent scientists raising doubt in cause-effect link of cancer
with tobacco appear in newspapers then the deal is off.
Give less importance to History in school syllabus so that what is written from
memory and observation does not vitiate future prospects.
History keeps repeating and has neither beginning nor end. Ancient Indians avoided
recording dates to refrain from writing personal taints.
We spend our precious first few years of life at home and in school and wish our
parents and society take care we don’t dropout by weakness.
Educational qualifictn., decide whom we work for. Parents and government help us
acquire our intended education early to embark on a career.
For a job both school certificate and experience are needed but for starting up our
own business we need real know-how money and motivation.
Governments could help parents by recognizing 8th class pass as end of first phase of
schooling and beginning of training for many careers.
Where there is will there are ways. Will Indian wise men coax the governments to
make it easy for youngsters to get education and a career?
Employers are wary of employing holder of degrees and diplomas if the latter
consistently fail to do the given work efficiently as expected.
How best the employee can handle real issues in the work place is what tells us about
the education and training the employee claims to own.
By hiring for personal, communal or political purposes any employer, private or
public would find such employee a big burden and liability.
Rules and regulations imposed by the government on hiring and firing by a business
are usually hidden behind incentives offered to starters.
Great enthusiasm to start a business blinds us of the enormous responsibilities that
hide behind it and need to be addressed simultaneously.
Whose money is it anyway! Go for a government job if you want God’s money to
repay in next birth rather than work hard at your own business.
Human nature is to get something in return for what we give. Men and women always
do it but taking bribe for government work is corruption.
The fact that the government person who accepts bribe does it under cover itself
indicates that it is a stealthy operation and anti-social.
Change Structure of Education. Abolish the present 9th to 12th run-of-the-mill, go-
nowhere classes replacing them with career aimed options.
Not all parents are rich enough to give education to their children their way; poor
and middle class parents take what the government gives.
Even after 12 years of learning as at present a student is not ready for a job because
she has not been given education to acquire a skill.
I pity those students who slog in the schools from 9th to 12th classes, by-heart set
answers to questions, pass the exams but have no skills.
Present 9th to 12th classes impart education to become a clerk, a teacher in lower
school or study further but not go for other occupations.
Avoid shaming 8th pass students who leave school to take up occupations as school
dropouts. Make 8th class pass a graduation in education.
A child gets education and passes the 8th class examinations; then child is ready for
better education than the present 9th to 12th classes.
What a child learns in 9th to 12th classes at present makes him a scholar but unfit for
job until he takes another four years of education.
What we learn in 9th to 12 classes is hard to unlearn; therefore to learn a trade or
profession begin after 8th pass, so help us government.
We are inviting heavy responsibility by making India a developed country; no worry if
8th class continues as a pressure point for the poor.
Poor people cannot afford a car, a bungalow or education for years together, and
wish their wards to begin earning at an early age decently.
When passing 8th class becomes an important event in our Structure of Education
then students join 9th that caters to their chosen careers.
Spare the rod but don’t spoil the child is the modern saying; spare the child from
burden of subjects not connected to the selected career.
9th –12th classes at present discourage those who want to earn by 17th year. Use
these years instead to exact career education and training.
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Watch how fast GDP will increase if and when 8th class pass is made School Leaving
class. Government should modify grading education levels.
Smokers are peace loving and not troublemakers and designating areas in cities,
airports, bus and railway stations makes us all a happy lot.
We got to live through many curses on the society one of them being the anti-
tobacco curse. A day will come too late if at all to reinstate.
Blowing out of proportion the cancers caused by tobacco, anti-tobacco activists have
made life miserable for millions of smokers world over.
Fire hazard is more likely than cancer by lighting up cigarettes and peril of dirt more
likely than cancer by chewing tobacco; so take care.
Hodu is big person and Saanu is small. My Konkani novel “Hodu Ani Saanu” explains.
‘Freedom’ and ‘Liberty’ refer to rights of the citizens to walk along the path laid
down by Law and not to disrupt Order by misbehaviour.
A good primary school is the one in which teachers keep an eye on pupils to prevent
them from drifting away from studies and good manners.
The good school makes up for any deficiency at home and often helps parents learn
from their wards ways to improve their manners & methods.
Delaying vocational education until completion of 12th class is unsuitable for people
who must earn their livelihood by 17th year of life.
Most vital is the age of a person, and once past a certain age activities get restricted.
Agility at 15, at 21and at 31 is not the same.
Boys and girls at 15 become most eager to help themselves and everyone around
them including their country provided they are guided well.
We abuse those enterprising poor youngsters who took 8th class pass as enough for
the time to embark on a career by calling them ‘dropouts’.
Not all students have resources to join medical, dental, engineering and similar
educational colleges. They look for other affordable ways.
Only the governments can make changes to the Structure of Education these days;
such as making 8th class pass as the School Leaving class.
School Leaving doesn’t mean curbing studies. It’s only a landing presently the 10th,
from where students launch the career course of choice.
If there are only Non-stop buses then we cannot alight at a place of our choice, like
the present Non-stop education past 8 till 10th class.
Years and semesters are natural but Non-stop education till 10th is irrational. Let
them alight gracefully after 8th pass with graduation.
After 8th class pass let there be 1st and 2nd PVC (Pre-Vocation Course) and not 9th
and 10th class. 11th and 12th will be Training classes.
A student likes to do service to humanity but he/she needs guidance; he/she will
imbibe best at age of 15 years i.e. after 8th class pass.
A child gets prodded to emulate great persons of the past but he/she is miseducated
and misguided and waste talent in 9th to 12th classes.
Aim is to teach children that come from different financial backgrounds how to earn
their livelihood; not to make them saints or saadhus.
Students do not consider advice as pressure such as from parents, teachers and
friends. Parents advice their wards out of their experience.
Responsibility of parents for their wards is most significant because they have to
nurture the children to shape the future of the Nation.
The bond of parents with their children is to be strengthened and not weakened by
outside stories and statistics of pressure and prejudice.
Increase in world population is big natural calamity for which Nature will devise
unpredictable tool to restore normalcy, slowly but surely.
All living creatures are dependent on each other for food and comfort. Disease of
one is desire of another. Death and destruction are parts.
Desire to live be strong but not strong enough to counter foolhardy unscientific
beliefs and misguided motivations that provoke us to die.
All professional colleges and vocational institutions will in due course admit 8th class
pass students to introduce them into their courses.
Catching them young helps in two ways. One they get to aim for a career of their
choice early and two, they steer clear of being jobless.
Children of working mothers learn life’s contemporary ways thoroughly when trained
and mature caretakers attend to them in daycare centers.
Media can in due course turn the tables for the better or for the worse just as they
termed the 8th class pass leaving school as a dropout.
The term ‘school dropout’ indicates the student to have stopped studying. If an 8th
class pass opts for a career he is not a school dropout.
Common Law follows human conscience and affirms good habits. Booked Law will
adhere to man and society provided it reflects the Common Law.
Where does human conscience come from? We can only guess. My guess is that it
comes from our parents and ancestors just as our body does.
Our conscience is formed in the fertilized ovum, which as it grows learns to copy and
tries to fit in with the surrounding human activities
Our brain is the seat of mind, thought process and memory all of which together
develop conscience that directs our actions, good and bad.
Our conscience is our property, which we develop as we grow and makes up our life’s
directions, success, failure, retrials, lies and truths.
However much we pray God for daily meals, shelter and clothes, we will not get any
of them unless we walk to the store and buy all we need.
We got to teach students not so much as to pray God as how much hard work is
needed to become wise, rich, famous and get marked in society.
However rich, famous or honoured would a man be, his happiness lies in harmonious
running of his household members and close relationships.
Animals and birds do not save for the future. They consume on day-to-day basis. A
wise man would save his earnings for future requirements.
As an employee of the Government in a capitalist country a youth would gain stability
and security of job. But honesty would not help much.
Honesty is a long-term even life-long commitment and often causes temporary
setback but only honesty keeps our conscience neat and spotless.
There is need for more astute integration of Modern Medicine into Indian Medicine
(mainly Ayurveda) to avoid layman’s confusion at choice.
These days one man cannot make basic changes in teaching Medicine such as merging
Modern Medicine and Indian Medicine; we need a Committee.
Indian Medicine has been kept aloof and unreformed. Its educators need to give up
invalid theories and modernize more fully than at present.
The Ayush (A.veda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, H-pathy,) educators have to become bold
like the household remedy users who discarded old theories.
Patients especially in rural India cannot make informed decision if Ayush doctors
claim cure for all diseases not disclosing the prognosis.
Claiming divine attributes to medical theories we fool ourselves into stagnation, lack
of innovation and forgo benefits of modern thoughts.
We need to disconnect medical treatment from ghosts, spirits and from heavenly
bodies because Medicine is plainly earth-bound common-sense.
By relegating success in treating diseases to pleasure of heavenly bodies and not to
proficiency of doctors we deflect from Modern Medicine.
Modern Medicine is not just Allopathic. Modern Medicine has imbibed all kinds of
medical systems including Ayurvedic, our own Indian system.
Cannot marry a cock with a monkey. Ayurveda system has to change its basics to
really become Indian Modern Medicine; not just ‘Integrated’.
Object is universal: human body and its health. Medical systems are different. One
known to be most useful must become government-promoted.
Ailments and diseases treated and health restored by right kind of medical
intervention but disinformation can make us pick the wrong kind.
Love for Indian and the Ancient might be patriotism but when we need to pick a
medical system for our well being we choose Modern Medicine.
Treating diseases is not tailor-made since each individual is different in body, mind
and intelligence. Prescriptions are written specially.
I guess 2 to 10 percent of our ailments are hereditary, so also ability of our body to
overcome diseases. Information about health is vital.
Cost of medical care is such that only rich people can afford the best modern medical
treatment. Hard to say what is best going by results.
Human endeavor in medical research slowed down turnover of world population over
past sixty years. People live a longer and healthier life.
Small roadside shop-like clinics of licensed doctors are the best way to cater to
healthy towns and cities. Pl modify licensing eligibility.
Speculative statements from any source either ancient or popular and refuted by
modern findings may be dumped for advancement in Medicine.
Why blame eager and ignorant patients who fall for the promises of dishonest quacks?
Healthcare cost hit the roof and patient bit the floor.
Wise elderly people advise youngsters to get necessary experience of visiting a
doctor before one gets really sick. Prevention is the best.
Too many guidelines spoil the initiative and blunt the innovative but leaving
everything to the doctor is unfit for health care of masses.
As if it is not enough to have developed deadly diseases, economically weaker
patients embrace dishonest quacks thereby multiplying misery.
Life as an economically weak person is not so bad as being advised to undergo costly
treatment available for diseases with poor prognosis.
When we do not have money to undergo costly treatment of diseases of poor
prognosis then we better not make close relatives bear the burden.
When we have a child who needs our savings for its future and we fall ill with a
deadly disease of poor prognosis then our dilemma is cruel.
It will be a tragedy for a parent and children alike when the former falls ill with a
deadly disease of poor prognosis and costly treatment.
Managing healthcare of the masses is different from treating individual cases. Even
managing hospital is left to non-doctor administrators.
Hospital doctors are immensely better equipped with all kinds of drugs and modern
medical gadgets than individual practitioners in clinics.
Only when we fall sick and our home remedies do not work within a short time then
we visit a doctor and find how our doctor treats illness.
More the gadgets, more is the cost. More qualified the doctor is, more are his fees.
This is not an ideal state for civilized Medical care.
Government funded public health scheme could get mired in corruption unless
stringent punishments are prescribed for fraud, misuse of funds.
Death due to a deadly disease is certain in the near future, but if medical care cost
strains family then it is going to be a deep tragedy.
Saving money for the future must go hand in hand with looking after our health
because our savings might melt away by sudden illness later.
With good luck our parents will prioritize educating us regarding moderate food
intake, absence from liquor and drugs and regular exercise.
If we are not taught good habits and ways and means to manage our lives decently
during our regular education then we got to learn them now.
Rich people become popular by good behaviour and liberal-mind, but become richer
by continuing their goodness for the rest of their lives.
After new life-saving discoveries and inventions in Medical Sciences, provision of
Health Insurance is of maximum advantage to the society.
People already good like an ideal Padma Awardee will remain so after being
nominated and given award. To them the award makes no difference.
Health Insurance business is based on honesty and carrying out promises made in the
policies and not entirely on profit bit or share value.
I am not tall enough. So I can’t help. Find some one who is tall and can reach the
top. Seek help from those who are capable of helping us.
If I survive after I get treated for a serious disease but I become miserable due to
complications of treatment then how should I rejoice?
Suffering is an experience for the living. Dead body does not suffer. Doctors will try
their best to keep us alive and make us suffer least.
Why would the planets/stars bring misery by inflicting injury and disease on us?
Health science has advanced enough to deny the speculation.
There are so many safe and effective medicines in Ayurveda that cost of certifying
them as such in scientific manner is a worthy investment.
Not all fundamentalists are fanatic but modern science forces us to discard many age-
old medical theories, which we believed to be heavenly.
Doctors are noble professionals like Judiciary and Priesthood regardless of change in
public life-style, government in power or gold price.
People would love to learn about home remedies and over-the-counter drugs not
only for themselves but also for their friends and relatives.
Like food we take medical treatment out of our own willingness and not to favour
anyone. Only our preference and the cost limits our choices
Advice from doctors and close relatives may be taken fully or partially depending on
how much we are willing to spend on medical treatment.
Medical people don’t sit in moral judgment on issues that lead to discomfort,
disease, and death these days because medical care is science.
Science has not finished looking at the world and people. More scientific discoveries
will unravel mysteries and help us tackle any disease.
Science guides us into more science and Patent Law ensures that our inventions and
discoveries become long term assets like land and gold.
It is quite likely that the Patent Law encouraged scientists to invent/discover and
entrepreneurs to manufacture new drugs and equipment.
Science gathers information from all sources including the ancient texts and passes
on only the subjects that are proven by experimentation.
Diagnosis is not written on the forehead of the patient but a deduction arrived at by
doctor after he goes through the clinical examination.
Why are some doctors more popular and others less so? Thorough clinical examination
and intelligent deduction of diagnosis bring admiration.
Doctors are taught method but faculty demonstrates the manners, and both method
and manners of highest standards bring glory to the doctor.
Like in every profession, doctors depend upon the assistants that could make or mar
the quality of services of the set-up, larger the worse.
Most doctors had never themselves suffered the diseases they give treatment for and
not themselves taken the medicines that they prescribe.
Like water, electricity and shelter, medical services are needs of common man.
Local/state governments act to stop commercial exploitation.
It is easy to hear advice of elders and to resolve to follow the advice but following
the advice is not entirely in our capacity or power.
We can not shrug off some of the strongest animal instincts we were born with,
except by the fear of harsher punishment and not just rebuke.
Governments, Imperial, Democratic or any other are created to check unscrupulous
powers from exploiting powerless by appropriate punishment.
I try not to become anti-social by any of my acts outside my home. I am talking about
throwing garbage, spitting, blocking footpath, etc.
Some of the ideas such as cleanliness on the streets, save the girl child, don’t drink
and drive, etc., are newly brought out and taken up.
Although we say that Government policies are a reflection of peoples’ wishes, in
reality it is other way round. Peoples’ approval follows.
Tried to conduct surveys and found that the effort requires cooperation of those
surveyed and true, scientific and honest data be provided.
Many times I can not state what I feel about behaviour of others. In such cases I build
up a fictional story by fictitious names and places.
Modern Medicine has given about 20% longer span of life to all of us by scientific
measures such as vaccination for childhood diseases, etc.
Fire hazard, before it happens, roars like a tiger in the distant jungle; we pick up our
child and run to safety only if we know the exits.
We build a hospital and provide all facilities but not appoint a fire and safety officer
then we are committing defect on the sick patients.
I learnt very quickly that death by drowning is certain if I venture into the water at a
beach resort and so is fire hazard to be avoided.
There are people who work in positions where fire hazard is more likely but will they
be informed in advance what to do to prevent fires?
Our home and also our work place are made safe from any fire, electrical, water, and
other accidents and not regret our carelessness too late.
Imagining tragedy following an accidental fire in our home and work place and taking
all known precautions to prevent such fire is the best.
Media have made the world small so that anyone can be famous or infamous in a
moment but only among people with time to go through Reports.
To be informed is both bliss and misery. To become independent and survive I need
all information. I learnt very early in my life this rule.
Media have responsibility towards the society to keep away ambiguous reports
created by foreign agencies to undermine and weaken the Nation.
It is easier to become sad for any reason, silly or sensible but difficult to become
cheerful unless we work hard and get good consequences.
Government is our present true God. Chances are grievance of the citizens may be
redressed if appeal is made to this realistic god on earth.
We might invent a mass product today but I know it won’t get mass appeal unless well
publicized; I do not get disheartened in the interim.
If the target is reachable and achievable then my persistence to complete the task
shows how serious I am in my life’s basic goals and aims.
I move and transfer our residence, and there we find new values, which we own soon
but I could not shed any of my ancestral underpinnings.
Those present near the dead body have to manage all as they find it fit. Handling
consequences of the death is left to those still living.
Elderly get many benefits. Regular pension is the greatest boon. Now the elderly
people have no reason to go absconding or be misguided.
Those elderly people suffering from certain maladies may go missing. Generally wise
elderly person will stay put in his home no matter what.
Young men and women have body power and the elderly have experience power.
Therefore young people can take advantage of the latter’s wisdom.
Writing a tweet is a test for integrity of mind, language and civility. I take this test
everyday to show that I hold whole of my balance.
A few people read my tweets and that is satisfying. Fewer people read my books and
that is also satisfying. This is something; not nothing.
Since there is no better alternative to elections for choosing our rulers, the rule
written in the process is that the winner gets the post.
Money is always just money. The way it is used tells us if it is black or white.
Depositing in a bank is the best way to make money white.
I was never bold enough to steal, to defraud, to over-charge, dupe or exploit etc., a
naive person, because I feared facing my conscience.
I am armed not with a gun, nor with a knife, but with my knowledge and skill. Only
civilized society with compassionate people welcome me.
Verbal assault works if the assault language is understood by the assaulted. Giving
advice in a language not known to the advised is futile.
Basically we are all standing animals. The customs, regulations, laws and governments
force most of us into role of dressed erudite humans.
The present and future are more important for us than the past. The past might help
us to assort our present and plan our dreams logically.
While I am willing to share my experiences through my books I wrote for the purpose,
I do not give stern order to anyone to follow old hash.
I find it difficult to give information without any prejudice because stating the facts
entails expressing my thoughts with a surveillance.
If people of my community were wealthy, well-educated and better taxpayers, then
our children would have learnt to live a productive life.
Nature through my parents gave me life. I love life. Moksha is relieving us from life,
which can happen only with death. No Moksha for me.
The point is to join together all people to work for and support development of the
community and nation so that everyone equally benefits.
We save money for the future use. Inflation makes money less valuable. Deposits
earn interest. Investment in gold and land is the best way.
My attitude follows automatic mental calculation in which I see how much is my gain
or loss by what I do in response to activity around me.
If others abuse me then I will certainly feel bad. But I don’t react violently as I am
not an animal but a knowledgeable adult human being.
Just as I make way for myself through a crowd in the market or on the streets, I make
way through intricacies of life and get things done.
Only courage and self-confidence help me to keep my senses intact so that I can
meet all kinds of adverse situations that arise day to day.
My daily food, my comforts come from people among whom I live. I conform to the
general rules & regulations laid down by collective accord.
All animals enjoy life or so it seems with little or no processing of food or of shelter
but man has moved to gloom terming it civilization.
Nature always facilitates, even forces bond of males and females. Men and women
lose sense and commit without thinking. Get stuck by refuse.
In the modern world the forests and its flora fauna are watched more closely than
the wide-open habitats. No incognito trekking or camping.
It is not a miracle that I keep myself out from committing a wrong. I have learnt this
trick from my parents and upbringing in my community.
One good thing demonetization fetched is the anti-tobacco campaigners and the
child labor manipulators/disinformers have been silenced. See?
Nature repairs itself as well as it can by death, decay and decomposition. I can only
go along and delay the rot; prolong the time allowed.
I listen to everyone and read articles and books as many as I can only for which my
retired life is capable; life of which not much is left.
Not everyone can coo as sweet as the cuckoo. Just because someone sings a
devotional likable song does not mean that someone has devotion.
I know that I was new and different in each decade of my life. I kept improving my
character as years rolled by. See? I am not the same now.
Ayurveda says, “The patient is responsible for his/her health or illness.” Modern
Medicine says, “not always.” What are vaccinations for?
When I got retired from my profession, we stopped snacks at breakfast both because
preparing it is too much work and to control bodyweight.
Like a puppy crossing the road and going under the wheels of a vehicle, the crazy
talker on mobile phone oblivious of sure danger and death.
Information is more than knowledge. Latest information enables us to make
decisions. Giving false information is deceit that weakens us.
Our body is structured to withstand all kinds of assaults of nature but we are at least
a decade behind in ability to face newer onslaughts.
Overindulgence in pleasant things should at the most be limited to once or twice a
year; otherwise our body and mind get overworked badly.
I have many new ideas and solutions but the risk involved in implementing them has
to be borne by me first. Only then will people recognize.
I do not shut my mind just because I face criticism from close quarters. I regard it as
a tool to reshape my pitch to make it more welcome.
Since I like ALL people to be happy and enjoy the benefits of Modern Science fully, I
do not become jealous of my neighbour’s affluence.
Once I gain sympathy of and cordiality with people I come in contact with day to day,
it becomes easy for me to live peacefully by myself.
To develop good character in a child, the one path parents could prevent it from
embracing in life is a path of renunciation and detachment.
Renunciation and detachment are good for peace and tranquility but not for those
who have to work for a living and are providers of family.
There is no dearth of intellectuals, scientists, saints, etc. among us but we lack
people who consider throwing garbage on streets is bad.
Do the positions of the stars and planets at the time of our birth determine our
personality, life’s successes and failures? No, they don’t.
If I find someone trying to prevent me from doing things that I consider proper then
it is only my misfortune that I have to stay away from.
The world is so big and wide but our mind is bigger and wider. Much of what our mind
reads about the world is speculation and imagination.
Food is first that we want again and again. Rest and sleep come next but only after
food is eaten. Defense from injuries and death is vital.
Most of what might happen next around us is predictable. Fear of tomorrow and of
our future is unwarranted for the short span of human life.
We are wise to store food and other materials for our use as long as they last and as
long as we and our children and other relatives live.
When I talk to a person who is angry with me, I try not to become angry at his
behaviour but try to understand his problem and work it out.
Time heals everything; especially the grief of loss of a dear one. Crying to heart’s
content till I overcome the grief is a personal remedy.
Living as a human being, as a citizen of a democratic country, a country with a liberal
constitution is like living in heaven that we crave.
I now do not look for direction in scriptures and religious books because what is given
in them is mostly outdated and outmoded to be valid.
I am happy if I get 24-hr electricity, water, food, shelter and essential materials. I
would vote for a candidate whose party provides them.
Sun helps me manage my days; the clock is a great gadget; keeps my moments on
track. I learnt since long how to make the most of my leisure.
I might not ever become a leader since I often find my rivals have valid reason to
claim leadership. I ought to accept him/her as my leader
I will not look for the needle in a straw stack, which might be easier than looking for
information from a health insurance agency website.
For success, I depended on my skills, education, information and intelligence but
more important I depended on my consistent good habits.
I learnt about domestic abuse as I matured well enough in my wedded life. I stopped
saving money for myself and family and emptied my purse.
It’s not easy for me to find out what gift a recipient is expecting from me. I surprise
her/him by presenting one that she/he always wanted.
Technique and method in surgical treatments differ widely. Success in their
application improves as they are tried, practiced and perfected.
I like to speak about various subjects but I also like to listen to different views on
political, social, religious and other matters also.
We got our body out of union of our parents’ cells who got theirs out of union of
their parents and so on. I can go back thousands of years.
When our parents are gone, we have no one to complain to or hold responsible for
our miseries and misfortunes. Instead, I congratulate them.
When I am dependent on someone such as my son or daughter, I feel I belong to the
family and that way I am strengthening my blood relation.
My stomach does not permit me to sit in one place for hours together like they say
for performing religious self-punishment or long prayers.
I have to go along with appeals from my mind and body for rest and relaxation
because I am part of the Universe and have to follow its laws.
I think if anyone wants to help the future generations to make use of his ideas,
experience, research findings then he must write them down.
Some of the information I give honestly may be incomplete, inaccurate or false but I
record it for future generation to examine and verify.
My emotions towards other people, animals, trees, etc., are based on my culture, my
upbringing, and my education and not on real harm done.
Emotions of happiness, misery, loss, gain, pride, etc., arise in my mind and I react
with word or action that reflect my information/wisdom.
There are always many views of an elephant or for that matter my own personality
but all views are of those who see from different spot. So?
I never squirm about not being recognized by others as this or that because I feel
that recognition makes very little change in my attitude.
Aggressiveness leading to violence is in-built in linguistic fanatics as much as in
fanaticism on religion, commune, region, & etc. Face it.
Policy of survival at any cost is the best policy but it fails when I deal with person
who breaks law to win at any cost to herself/himself.
Often I estimate my worth correctly and yet my friends and acquaintances over-rate
me. Only our heir will know how valuable we are postmort.
Showmanship without real prowess and overacted, might cause accident and even
fatality and therefore I resist myself from browbeating acts.
I have wondered if a fatal disease is a relief when it attacks person who finds living
her/his life to be riddled with unsolvable problems.
Unsolvable problems raise their head from many quarters. Personal problems may be
of body or of mind. I give them time to let go themselves.
I try to harp only the good and pleasant from past history so that I keep myself away
from causing horror to avenge past bad and unpleasant.
I look at the party and people in power as protector of our honour but the group that
dishonours beliefs and faiths in the name of freedom?
My blood boils when I read about the horrors committed in the past on people,
animals, etc. Reservation is one way of retribution of some.
Man’s nature is the same whether he is white, black, brown or yellow, Chinese,
Caucasian or Mixed, he laughs and cries, his doldrums similar.
Man’s greatest Invention is God. God is the easiest Excuse for all my overt and covert
actions and all that happens to, by me and around me.
Apart from feeding myself and taking care of my person, I can venture into one or
other tasks but I am not eager to accomplish any anymore.
Who can deny that a fair-skinned (white) person is more attractive than a dark
person? But I like all people who smile and appear friendly.
While posing for a photograph we are asked to smile. Smile! Some illnesses prevent
us from smiling; one such is Pa… I am practicing smiling.
I try not to offend any one on Twitter, which is only a social site for tweeting my
ideas, thoughts, opinions, not fully but substantially.
What was said many years ago might not be relevant today. I would first decide if
what was said many years ago is applicable today or not.
If I do not point out the mistakes in what was said or written and instead just praise
the work, then the author would consider me a friend.
Longer I sleep undisturbed the longer will I be out of the way of others and less
would I react to what I see, hear, read, or a phone call.
I think it is easy to quote from ancient books often incorrectly. I have to work hard
and think deeply before I might take them up for help.
Latest information is needed for efficiency by which I beat all odds and get trained
with latest infrastructure, equipment and facilities.
“Right to a healthy life.” What does it mean? Did I have a healthy life and how much
did I contribute? What is role of society?
I have learnt how to act deaf when I hear adverse comments from people around me
so that both I and the other party have time to cool down.
Forgetfulness is a gift when it is a loss of memory but the latter does not discriminate
between what I wish to forget and wish to ruminate.
Many people want to occupy high offices just because they have opportunity due to
their birth in a family of rich and famous people, not me.
My acts of omission and commission determine how the society looks at me. It is up to
me to do good things & speak well of folks around me.
Why would any worldwide Add Agency want to keep India out of their drop down
menu of Time zones? Time zone is part of profile of customers.
My output of work and transmission of ideas and thoughts is consistent with my
fragile physique and not my extensive and far-reachable mind.
If and when I am punished for my misdeeds I can only blame myself. To avoid
commtting offence I would study all valid rules and regulations.
I have learnt that all preventive measures are important but most of the time my
preventive measures are not enough for me to win everytime.
My destiny depends on the speed with which I grab opportunity to perform rather
than how deeply I analyse its consequences. Often take risk.
For me, food is selective. I cannot eat anything or everything. I am choosy. This is
essential for my health and wellbeing. I eat good food.
I got a clue why people cannot change their food habits. Parents especially mothers
are responsible for our food habits learnt from infancy.
What is accident? Something go unexpectedly wrong. Not wrong for Nature. My
incompetence. Wrong for me. Right for Nature. Simulate to avoid.
I have realized WHY I remember more of my past misdeeds than any good I did. My
initial upbringing taught me what is wrong and what’s right.
For me goodwill is more important than money. Money will not come between me and
my relatives, friends, neighbours etc., for goodness’ sake.
It is not useful to live a long retired life unless I make use of the retirement to
embellish my work and expose my past good and bad deeds.
Moments of joy must outnumber moments of sorrow both of which result from my
being alive and sensitive. Both brought on by Nature or myself.
I can’t forget the fact that my citizenship binds me with the country. I must fortify
the bonds, not allow myself to be made a double agent.
I feel the pressure my body exerts on my mind through their own links making me
fearful of actions that cause illwill, hurt relations, etc.
Happiness is the result we look forward to after our hard work. I feel we have a right
to the result and not just work. Be selfish and gain.
When I travel with my young friends I got to take a shower and not a bucket bath.
When I travel with my young friends I got to take a shower and not a bucket bath. So
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Our location is the center of our life for the moment. All we do from here is relative
to date and time we do them. Record it for posterity.
Everyone has a reason for what one does. Not knowing the reason makes the
observer handicapped. I generally don’t believe all news stories
I do not jump to conclusions anymore as easily as before because there are chances
that my understanding is erroneous and reality different.
Who will read my books? Hardly anyone. I wrote them and published them and that is
enough for me. I might read them if I live long enough.
Why did wisdom dawn on me and stopped me from getting down into water on the
waterfront on that day is not the question. It is the answer.
I saw a 1960s-movie made by a famous director recently. Movies, books, crafts and
everything created in India could be outstanding products.
An intelligent person could be a difficult entity to please. Only truth and facts that
are scientifically proved will entertain him or her.
It is not enough to be intelligent unless I know how to explain what I know in easy to
understand language or I write it down for posterity.
It is a million times harder to get a living thing such as a human child born but it is so
easy to finish one off; shows cheapness of life.
My mother just like all mothers, could not shirk her responsibility towards her
children, which is basic to continuation of life on earth.
As I grow older the opportunities for me to become useful to the community begin to
disappear and donating to charity is all that remains.
The world is factual multiplicity while my mind is a screen in which thoughts appear
one at a time. My prowess to visualize world is tested.
Our mind, a cloud really to store but not an exhibition hall to show all at once. My
ability to pretend forgetfulness of invectives inbuilt.
Whatever happens on this earth is limited on account of natural facility. Even our
mind can not reach outside nature. Yet attempts are many.
I know that my body and mind go along with the diurnal variations that occur around
me all-day and I function better by moving along with it.
I did not know for sure that most youth belonging to the present generation are well
informed about what constitutes good and bad behaviour.
Written and printed word is immensely long-lasting than the spoken word unless the
latter is also made long-lasting by audio video-recording.
Much of what I do happens because of constitution of my body. Many bodily
processes are involuntary. It is easier to go along with Nature.
If I close my mind to new information and thus block new ideas from transforming my
ways of life then I am bound to face potholed prospects.
If I say I am happy then it is only for civility. How do surveyors decide if I and my
people are really happy or not? Which foot ruler used?
It was water, sunlight and earth that brought about life on earth, the last of oxygen
and glucose first. No water? Never will it come about.
I am more liberal in the sense that I do not dictate terms to any man or woman
getting married to a counterpart of their well thought choice.
Often it is too late to reverse what I began to accomplish, especially if it concerns
materials rather than just skills, talent and acumen.
I do not anymore find faults with people doing things around me because I was myself
not faultless, impeccable, perfect, on the target, etc.
My mind is a computer which has many GBs of memory. It gets power from my brain
and body and connected to outside by skin, eyes, ears, etc.
My mind is my virtual expanse limited only by my knowledge and belief, the last
keeps changing along with more of facts exposed and proved.
When someone gets award for which many others are eligible, then there is vain
jealousy creeping up in me but grapes are sour; aren’t they?
Stories of torture abound in world’s history sometime result in compensation being
paid by descendants of the torturer after many centuries.
I don’t wait for a gigantic opportunity to make it big in life because smaller the cake
easier to eat it. Also there are many others waiting.
I wonder how present world could be called a better place to live in than in the past
in view of on-going conflicts, draughts, floods, etc.
I am not surprised if I can buy food rather than cook it myself at home but it’s not
the question of money; it is cleanliness and freshness.
I consolidate what I learn by putting it down on paper or in a file in my computer
because the subject thereby becomes a hard lasting copy.
Background information about the person I talk to on phone comes to my mind
immediately and helps me to control what I say and how I say it.
My hazy and uncertain thoughts that originate in my conscience become clearer,
wiser, easier, and printable when I begin to write them down.
I have name, fame, facility, friendships, family, and you name it I have it except one
thing that gives real happiness: compelling laziness.
I am elated when I do any work that fulfils my aspirations even if my work isn’t
appreciated by my own relatives, friends or acquaintances.
Unexpected instant income puzzles my mind but ultimately makes me happy because
I can now reset my priorities to a beneficial higher level.
Most of the work I was ever engaged in was basic necessity for me to live and hence I
was bound with Nature that lead me to do good things.
For me, like for everybody else, self-respect is important. And also respect of my
family, community, region, language, government & Nation.
I don’t think I would enjoy things that I didn’t work for; but if things are thrown at
me for me to enjoy then probably I deserve them fine.
The lion roars and so it has to go hunt for food. If the lion were to speak sweet talk
then unsuspecting prey might come to him in his den.
Three years they say are enough to adapt to a new place, neighbourhood, language,
etc., and none would blame me for forgetting my past zone.
Legends and mythological stories direct us to think and do things today the way they
narrate but I decide to do it all in the modern way.
If I have to fight against strong forces for my rights and likely lose the battle then I
rather join those forces and gain similar benefits.
Holidays are not always holy days. If I do not have money or do not want to spend for
outings and vacations then holidays are a loss to me.
I rein in my mind and thus my actions and speech. I know that what I do or say
matters very little for people at large. Hail work and words!
“Vested Interest” made me work hard for the good of my family, friends, region,
language, community and Nation. Selfishness is need of time.
I was told repeatedly loudly that “vested interest” is no-no for social causes; turns
out the term was deterrent to private welfare schemes.
What is published in the newspapers are reports the authenticity of which depends
on its effects and its relation to ongoing controversies.
Other people might fail me but me is determined to look other ways where there is
brightness and welcome sign to try again and succeed. Wow!
At least democracies and elections have surprises in store; allow change sans war and
violence, make minister pauper vice versa phata phat.
Voter education must include watching if prompt and up-to-date revision of Voter
Lists done or not; no name in the list is loss of Votership.
Imagination and prediction are my mental functions that arise out of my brain-
embedded knowledge, info, beliefs, conscience and conviction.
When I complete a project successfully then I am ecstatic regardless of financial
fruits, name and fame, rewards, accolades, and thumb downs.
I am on my own when I begin to earn my livelihood and more so after I lose my
parents and guardians. Even more so when I survive my wife, G!
There is guideline for each and everything I do under instructions from others but for
personal work I prepare my own guideline to succeed.
The tiger is a very powerful animal but look at its development. Tigers never built a
house, reared animals for food, nor raised an army.
I fight those adverse conditions that affect my health. I provide my body and mind
ammunition, viz. proper food, rest and exercise to win.
My reach to do anything depends not just on me but on how many do I command and
how much is our combined resources, properties, funds, etc.
There is no magic and no mantra of any kind in my growing up into a man. I could not
by nature become a tree, a lake, or pig if I wanted to.
Forgetfulness afflicts every brain as it gets older, thereby losing some or all of
technical, mathematical, practical, historical knowledge.
I have come to realize that unless I kneel down and beg for favours and gifts, I will be
ignored; many entities will ignore silent aspirant.
My mind as if trudges along poorly maintained shores of a rapid stream; remains alert
to prevent a slip that will result in fall and drown.
Civilisation stands against Nature. Nature over time demolishes man’s structures. Men
rejuvenate and reconstruct civilisation. This repeats.
“I am convinced that this.. and that...” Our conviction is only judgemental belief
rooted in our mind and we think it is true top to bottom.
We can not determine the capacity of our memory like in a computer disc and
neither can I see all the screens in a wide angle view. Spatial?
I can divert my mind, stop unwelcome thoughts from streaming in and make it think
good things but can not switch my mind off unless I sleep.
When I own a property, a car, and I am married with wife and children I will have my
hands full of things to do. Maintenance is challenging.
I watch my beliefs and convictions going through my daily routine to make sure they
are worthwhile and change or remove them if fictitious.
“Full stop” is a dot or a vertical line that cuts the sentence off. Death is such full
stop and takes us away lock stock and barrel, truely.
As years fly by and I get older I scan my life to know if I have been a good man or a
bad man. Others might talk good about me in courtesy.
No one will complain about a dead person unless that person had committed a
number of heinous crimes when the person was alive and powerful.
To the extent a doctor can treat her own little ailments by herself, she will do it by
herself. But if she needs hospitalization then what?
We hope that the doctors are life-savers on the beach of ocean of diseases ready to
save us from drowning. Chance why some suceed! Not all.
Once an achiever has achieved, an adventurer got what he wanted and the future
looks empty then the world looks small and life too short.
I would not consider protection of my interests more important and ridicule my
competitor because ridiculing is against my inherent nature.
I live inside a big well and know not what lies outside. But I can imagine what lies
outside and declare my vision to be true and factual.
I think everyone needs a companion right from the time one is born. Ideal companion
is a woman because a woman can become a valid companion.
It takes about 2-3 generations for the progeny to be reformed from low to high of
habits and character but longer for conscience to change.
All my beliefs are in my conscience, but I think my belief is strengthened because
many others also believe what I believe is really true.
I can not sit quiet if I am asked a question by someone whom I can not ignore. I can
say, “I don’t know the answer,” and show I am a friend.
If I have been busy for many weeks and when all work is done, then the next step is
to wait for results, reactions, gains and loss from it.
If I live with someone reliable then it will be foolish on my part not to keep him or
her informed of my activity and movements for safety.
If I look like a dog or behave like one, then onlookers would treat me like a dog. I
cannot expect the onlookers to mistake me for a human.
There are many rich, wise and bold people who become jealous of the upper mobility
of their relatives and friends. Jealousy injures health.
It is up to me to decide and take action and solve problems that crop up in my day to
day life. How well I do depends on my wisdom and idea.
Nature is mighty and incorrigible and connecting with Nature will turn me into a
beast, curbing innovation, expansion and further evolution.
Human flatus, I assume, contains damaging gases and with such a huge population of
the world the amount released every second, catastrophic.
I might be willing to keep my surrounding clean but I hope everybody else also keeps
their surroundings clean. Daily watch is needed by all.
Democracy strengthens itself if the citizens avoid loss to property by arson and costly
violent protests and govt.. is careful in appeasing.
Development and progress with distinct improvement in our lives since the 1950s are
noticeable if we study the changes in scientific terms.
Surveys and Reports of scientists and scholars employed by businesses could be
biased even at the cost of public interests and welfare; yes?
Governments in India, both in the Center and the States are married to Democracy;
Difficult to understand her. Need patience and tolerance!
Work undertaken by man for all-round development in life on the earth and around it
is damaging the environment, in the long run. Be alert!
As more and more people crowd our city, the voice of individual citizen becomes less
and less loud unless shouted in the Media including TV.
I suffer/enjoy my life. I automatically leave behind all I had when I go; anything left
by me belongs to either my nominees or contenders.
Each of us have a nature and an individuality which we got from our parents and
ancestors and which requires to be nurtured further for use.
At least 50 percent of my progress in life is facilitated not by any ‘unknown hand’ but
by people with whom I live and by society I live in.
I wasted a lot of time and energy to follow the so-called ‘advice’ from older people
in the past. Older peoples’ ideas are mostly out-dated.
With the fast advancing science and technology the living elderly stalwarts are
confused; they try to devalue the benefits of modernization.
I can not fool myself by acting like a young man when actually I am quite aged and
lost acumen and agility to drive vehicle in city traffic.
I have realised that power is useful when accompanied by knowledge and
information, because otherwise I would blow into an unwieldy monster.
After a lifelong observation I notice that smart women prefer to have a baby and
bring it up, which is more valuable than a job or assets.
Never in the past history has India been at a prolonged war as an independent nation.
Short wars with the neighbours have not damaged much.
I have realised that it is only a chance when I make gains and turn happy because
sometimes my efforts fail to yield. I say I am so unlucky.
It is but a fact and entirely certain that a man or for that matter even a healthy and
strong person will one day die. Death is unpredictable.
Death is inevitable but living preceding it is an enormous and magnificent application
installed at birth for me to learn how to enjoy life.
Happiness is having least encumbrances. Got to earn money; save it; buy jewelry,
land, vehicles and become prosperous and then distribute.
I can not move an inch without cooperation of people around me. I need lot of
infrastructure to accomplish even basic tasks. We are woven.
I have realised that the motto in life is not Moksha or Nirvana but causing birth of
babies and bringing them up. I have succeeded in this.
Our babies grow up to be our replicas but their character is formed by what examples
we and their friends demo during their development.
It is only now I know that at the outset parents helped me to bring up my family and I
in turn helped my children do same as a natural course.
Every activity of mine is my own initiative and if I carry it out in the best possible
manner then it could be a feather in my cap and a win.
Like everyone else, I am too held up by intellectual and physical limitations and
therefore any of my shortcomings are inevitable, excusable.
Do l have confidence in myself? Does my leader have confidence in himself? Does he
succumb to dishonest criticism? This has been answered.
Job provides good opportunity for happiness only if I work with dedication, honesty
and sincerity but the employer’s attitude is important.
I make mistakes due to lack of information and poor communication and not because
I am intent on hurting someone. I must study and plan well.
My capabilities won’t be revealed unless I am given the post and power and all
facilities and staff required to carry out the tasks my way.
I know that I am not born in any political party; I can switch my loyalty and vote for
any party I like; that is the beauty of Secularism.
More choices we have more difficult it is to pick. I make sure my name is in Voters
List. EC officials succumb to traps and delete wrongly.
If I do not hold up the banner of my parents & ancestors then I would lose my
identity and none can evaluate my life’s accomplishments. No?
If a person is born in a family of criminals then that person would not like publicity
and his/her mannerisms are subdued. Virtues important.
This generation will not live long enough to see digitisation make currency worthless,
possession of property nominal, jewelry only a show.
“Data “ is invisible except to an inhuman device and understood by persons knowing
its language; no physical existence; free as godly air.
Wealth doesn’t always bring happiness; nor poverty always sorrow. Only future
generations would like experiment with developmental benefits.
Future generations need guidance to solve this. No language is hated; but for India
English is foreign. If not Hindi then only put Sanskrit.
Economy rules language. Business promotes, employs and develops it. Not aggressive
enforcement. Don’t twist tongues. Unite minds. Join dils.
My Mother tongue is neither a State language nor the Official. My children and
grandchildren don’t speak it. But millions do yet not enough.
Sanskrit is the source of words, grammar and style of all Indian languages but foreign
rulers and their cronies displaced it and left rift.
The decision of the British Parliament to close India Shop in 1947 showed new
direction to the world, from which India has gained a reality.
A new India will emerge when government officials and staff do their job honestly.
Ministers politicians and public can shout from rooftops.
Now I don’t forget that in life everything takes time and waiting is an essential part
of happy living. Haste brings misery. Hope shows way.
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