Monday, December 4, 2017
The New Digital Age vocabulary reads something like – A for Automation, B for Bio-tech, C for Consumerism, D for Development, E for Economy, so on and so forth. It is not all bad and hence need not be discarded immediately, however to maintain the balance of the ecosystem and keep the disparity under control to prevent it from converting into sabotage; this New-Age dialect should seek company of some ancient humane and sensible expressions like – A for Agriculture, B for Bio-diversity, C for Collaboration, D for Decentralization and E for Empathy. The giant wheel of ‘Profit Maximization through Technological Development’ in motion cannot be reversed, agreed, but the speed could be controlled and direction could be adjusted to make our ecosystem last a little longer.
Monday, November 27, 2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
I've never made a fortune,
And I'll never make one now
But it really doesn't matter
'Cause I'm happy anyhow
I'm reaping better than I've sowed
I'm drinking from the saucer
'Cause my cup has overflowed
And sometimes the going's tough
But with kin and friends to love me
I think I'm rich enough
That His mercy has bestowed
I'm drinking from the saucer
'Cause my cup has overflowed
When the way grows steep and rough
I'll not ask for other blessings for
I'm already blessed enough
To help bear another's load
Then we'll all be drinking from the saucer
When our cups have overflowed...!
Friday, November 24, 2017
Another, seemingly easier, task is to provide access to all this hidden pearls of wisdom. Recently we learned about IIT Kanpur's effort of developing 'Gita Supersite' where about 6,00,000 pages are scripted and made available in 11 languages for the readers. Yesterday, another such event took place when Dr. Abhay Bang released 'Vinoba.in' - an extraordinary effort by MKCL to digitize about 1,00,000 pages of works of Vinoba on various aspects of life from Education to Spirituality and Politics to Karmayog.
This website is a treasure of Indian Wisdom that has opened doors of the quantum (literally!) analysis of each and every concept that touches and affects human life in any form and at any scale. Although many people missed the insider perspective of this sage narrated explicitly by Dr. Abhay Bang - a close and dear disciple of Vinoba right from his own Birth to Vinoba's demise - as the Chief Guest at the event who was. However all the works of Vinoba he talked about are available on the portal which is a 'Must Learn' (not just 'visit' or 'watch') Knowledge Portal (and not just another website). You can learn about this treasure here.
Stay tuned and Way to go...!
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
Way to go…
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
The Supreme Court struck down the validity of instant Triple Talaq setting it aside by terming it unconstitutional on 22 Aug 2017. On 24 Aug 2017 SC declared that the Right to Privacy is now a Fundamental Right and is protected under Article 21 of the Constitution. 28 Aug 2017 saw justice being made to the victims in a 15 year old case against the self-proclaimed Baba Ram Rahim Singh Insan, Chief of Dera Sachha Sauda, when the accused was sent to jail for 20 long years. There were stories of his ‘supporters’ causing harm to the public property and disturbing the law and order in the vicinity. His supporters were so great in numbers that their sheer number explained system’s espousal of him, and many more such Babas, in world’s largest Democratic country!
Whenever you make up your mind and ready to go, you are most welcome to join… Way to go!
“It is wrong to think that man is in the grip of determinism either of Karma or biology or environment. He is endowed with the power of choice. He can rebel and protest against unjust social order. The ethical basis of democracy is faith in the significance of man. The human person is not a mere wave on the ocean of history which fancies that it pushes the flood while it is carried on by it ... Man can cause new currents to surge up in history. It is from history that we learn nothing. Will man learn lessons from history and live with responsibility towards future?
The saga of scientific progress is spectacular and breath-taking. But morally the world has not registered an inch of progress since the birth of man. Man’s greed and selfishness increased in proportion to his material advancement. Consequently there is no guarantee that he will make a right choice and make the world safe for future. This should not be deemed as pessimism and that the world is steadily heading towards a certain doom. One bright thing about man, which ought to be borne ever in mind, is that he is different from nature and hence utterly unpredictable. No external force or necessity can ever drive him to the wall. He is essentially free, living in a dark cozy cell. He is the king of infinite time and space. His potentialities are unlimited. He can transcend his own limitations if only he wills…"
The end-product of evolution, according to Dr. Radhakrishnan, is a morally evolved society shaped evenly by freedom and responsibility. He calls it Brahmaloka. It is his equivalent of Gandhi’s Ramarajya. His ideal man is a holy man; a saint, not a genius or a man of power. His ideal man reshapes human institutions with freedom coupled with responsibility with compassion which embraces all. He does not work merely for his own salvation; he accepts to uplift the entire society around him. Thus he works for Sarvamukti – liberation of the community as a whole. He transcends his own limitations. Hence, he is unique and uninvolved.
“History”, says Radhakrishnan, “is a matter of unique individuals involved in unique events. It is those, who stand outside history that make history.” Dr. S. Radhakrishnan thought of an ordered society in which equality, liberty and fraternity are a really realized reality, a society, a haven of freedom, dreamed of by Rabindranath Tagore in his famous lyric beginning “Where the mind is without fear…!”
Radhakrishnan was awarded several high awards during his life, including a knighthood in 1931, the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India, in 1954, and honorary membership of the British Royal Order of Merit in 1963. Radhakrishnan believed that "Teachers should be the best minds in the country...".
Way to go...
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Sunday, June 4, 2017
In my last post you heard about the Post-tortoise, now here's the American version of it! I am not sure what Mr. President is up to but one thing is sure that he is proving to be an American to the core who truly believes that USA is an independent planet (attacked by the aliens in their wildest imaginations!) altogether and is not connected to the Rest of the world! The biggest relief is his mindless acts are being ridiculed at home (literally!) only and RoW can hope for a sensibility prevailing in the world's most powerful country again, soon.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
This certainly is an old and widely circulated ‘Management Joke’ which I myself have shared many times in get-together as well as through mail and WhatsApp. The reason I am putting it on my blog here is that it would remain as a permanent ready reference to provide me some solace that neither I am the only person who has to go through this in this world nor there is any dearth of post-tortoise ‘Managers’ whenever I have an encounter with them!
By the way, according to an old farmer a post-tortoise is… “When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a tortoise balanced on top, that's a post tortoise. You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he's elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there to begin with…!” No pun intended and no offense, please!