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A good book on a rainy day is happiness for me - Ruskin Bond

Thursday, December 29, 2011

WHAT IS ENLIGHTENMENT ?


He who knows others is clever; he who knows himself  is enlightened.
                                                 - Lao-tse

Life should not be viewed only from the prism of suffering.

No doubt that suffering would give you heavy pain, but valuable lessons to make stronger in terms of actions and future endeavors. In fact, seeing the sufferings of people has pushed Buddha in the path of enlightenment.

Many people wrongly connote that enlightenment is simply denying all the worldly pleasures and lead a hermit's life. This concept is totally ridiculous. Enlightenment is a possibility field to know the mechanics of life beyond physical plane and also to find our connection with the Creator.

The essence of enlightenment is respecting life in whatever the form it is. When we become sensitive to everything around us, it means we are perfectly in tune with the symphony of universe.

Monday, December 26, 2011

VIOLENCE IN THE NAME OF RELIGION

When the whole world is immersed in the thick of celebrations on Christmas Day on 25.12.2011, some lesser mortals (27 people) in Nigeria were ruthlessly massacred in a sectarian violence by some Islamic militants.

Nigeria is Africa's most populous country with a staggering 155 million population. The country's population is by and large evenly divided between Muslims ( 50%) and Christians (40 %). The brutality of incident reflects the deep-rooted religious fanaticism.

Religion has risen its ugly ahead in recent times and this is not an isolated incident that occurred in a corner of the world. We are

Saturday, December 24, 2011

BUSINESS STUNTS: GOLD-PLATED PEN DRIVE AND TENDULKAR'S 37-KG BIOGRAPHY

The other day when I flipped through a news magazine, I found a gadget that boiled my blood. It was a gold-plated 32 GB pen drive made from 24 carat gold i.e 99.9 percent pure gold leaf with a jaw-dropping price tag of Rs. 45,111.

Immediately, my mind echoed with the words of Sam Pitroda who in a seminar lambasted that the great minds of the world occupied themselves in solving the problems of few rich people who really don't have problems at all.

Monday, December 19, 2011

DESPERATELY IN NEED OF PUBLICITY !!

My first brush with Sam Pitroda's rousing lectures is when I randomly surfed the internet on one day and landed up in IIM- A website (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad). It was a stunning video of Sam's valedictory lecture at the Institute titled "Nation Building". After I listened to that enticing lecture, I instantly became his fan. 

Sam is  fantastic orator!   He always speaks with statistics. He craved to do something for his motherland that had driven him to come home and contribute immensely of his expertise on Information & Communication Technology. He shuttles between his US home where he is having his own company: C-SAM Inc and India. 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

MY MISSION : KNOWLEDGE MISSION


In India English still rules the nation as the most vibrant and viable communication vehicle. There is no dispute in saying that English is still the mainstay language for our educational and communication needs.

The language has a special charm in Southern and North-Eastern parts of the country. Though I was grown up with my mother tongue Telugu as a medium of instruction up to class 10, my father injected an irresistible charm in me to hone my English speaking and writing skills at  the age of 6 or 7. Though English was not taught properly in my school at that time, it is my dad who

Friday, December 16, 2011

DO YOUR PART FOR GREAT INDIA

West Bengal   is in the  spotlight for all wrong reasons, these days.  Less than a week after 93 lives (maximum patients)  went into thin  air in AMRI Hospital fire incident in Kolkata, another tragic incident struck the State yesterday (15.12.11).  This time the death is not accidental but a case of consuming spurious liquor in South 24 Parganas district which lead to the tragic death of 167 people who are  mainly daily earners viz.  labourers, hawkers and rickshaw-pullers.   Preliminary investigations indicate that methyl alcohol toxicity caused to respiratory and cardiac failure.

This is not the case happened first time.  Past cases in some other States cast a slur on our enforcement mechanism. These recurring

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The zing of Kolaveri Di Song

kolaveri di Variety is  spice of life.  The reel life thrives more on it.  When the piracy and internet badly hit the revenues of  movies,  it is quite natural that the producers take a calibrated approach to get the cash registers ringing.

     After Rahman's 'jai ho' song from Slumdog millionaire,   it is the song of this debutant : Anirudh Ravichander (nephew of Rajnikant)  from down South which grabbed the nation's attention with its phenomenal success.

The promotional song ' Kolaveri Di' from the Tamil Film 'Moondru' has all the necessary spicy ingredients to make the youth crazy. It was the song sung by hero Dhanush, the son-in-law of actor Rajnikanth.

     The song  is  instantaneous and composing  took  just 5 minutes and lyrics were made by the singer himself which  are jest with broken English  of a drunkard lover  who failed in love with starting words ' flop song, soup song'.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

International Youth Day : 12th August, 2011


Since 2000 onwards, 12th August is being observed as 'International Youth Day' all over the  world  as per United Nation's declaration.  The theme chosen this year is ' Change Our World'.

With a staggering 243 million population in the age group of 10-19 years, India stands tall as the  largest youth population in the world.

Youth symbolize energy,  ambitions, and perseverance.   However, it is appalling that basic education and vocational training are still  not being given adequate attention, thereby the youth are wandering rudderlessly  settling with lesser fortune  as  unskilled workers and leading lives far below the standard.   We failed miserably  to deliver even after 64 years of Independence.
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