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NARA'S NOTEPAD
VOLUME 13
AUGUST 2017
NUMBER 8



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MEMO FROM NARA



We, the human beings are surrounded by umpteen numbers of problems of diverse nature. In fact, we face them each and every day. Some of them are serious and others are not so serious. These two types of problems create on the one hand unhappiness and on the other hand opportunities. So problems need not be always difficulties but they may open new ways of life. If you are young with mental stability and health you do not bother about those problems. But if you are old, say above 70-years, whatever may be the seriousness; problems become real problems because older people have reduced mental strength. So they do not talk about such problems. But they suffer within themselves. Every problem is a threat to them. They are invariably afraid to face problems and solve them. In the real sense, those problems are not threats. They are challenges in one’s life. There is no one in this world without those challenges. Life is to face challenges. Some we ignore and some we face and solve.

Even if we live in peace within a comfort zone, the problems that surround us may create certain amount of displeasure and unpleasantness for a short while may be a better solution. Making little problems bigger is one of the characters we all posses. If we don’t exaggerate them, then everything becomes normal and peaceful.

As an individual or as a family we come across unexpected problems at times. Finding a suitable solution to those problems is the sensible way of handling them. First try to understand the problem and its cause. Analyse the root cause of it and give sufficient time to think about various ways to get solutions. You may come out with some possible or an impossible solution. That would be the first step to solve problems. Peace and patience can solve many problems. Sometimes time can also solve problems. What we need is calmness and mental strength.

To make our life happy or active we need to have problems. Otherwise we will become lazy and lose the capacity to think. We all know for sure that humans are thinking animals. So problem solving requires patient thinking followed by appropriate actions. There is no life without problem. So let us face them.

DEEP-SEA INTERNET CABLES




Only 1% of the world’s data moves via satellite, the rest is carried through cables. Deep-sea cables must be extremely strong to survive cuts, nicks and bites from marine vessels and creatures, besides cyclones. They should withstand extreme pressures at places where they lie miles under the surface of water. To achieve that strength, a deep-sea cable is largely made up of steel wires that play no role in data transmission. The real job is done by a very thin core of fibre.

TO QUOTE


Divide and rule, the politician cries; unite and lead, is watchword of the wise. – Goethe

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around – Leo Buscaglia

There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable. – Mark Twain

Remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman

SOMETHING YOU MAY NOT KNOW...



1. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

2. If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has a all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

3. What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?

>>Ans. - All invented by women. 

4. A snail can sleep for three years.

5. All polar bears are left handed.

6. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

7. Butterflies taste with their feet.

8. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump. 

9. In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

10. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

11. Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump'.

12.”Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

13. The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

14. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

15. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

16. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different

TIPS FOR HAPPIER LIFE



1. Don’t worry. Worry is the least productive of all human activities and thoughts.

2. Don’t let needless fears preoccupy your life. Most of things we fear never happen!!!

3. Don’t hold grudges. That is one of the biggest and most unnecessary weights we carry through our lives.

4. Take on one problem at a time. It’s the only way to handle things anyway; one by one.

5. Don’t take your problems to bed with you. They are bad and unhealthy companions for good natural sleep and rest.

6. Don’t take on the problems of other people. They are better equipped to handle their own problems than  you are.

7. Don’t live in the past. It will always be there in your memories to enjoy. But don’t cling to it. Concentrate on what is happening right now in your life and you will be happy in the present and not just the past.

8. Be a good listener. It is only when one listens that one gets and learns ideas different from ones own.

9. Do not let frustration ruin and rule your life. Self pity more than anything interferes with positive actions with moving forward in our lives.

10. Count your blessings. Don’t even forget the smallest blessings. As many small blessings add up to large ones.

JUST TO LAUGH



Once a Chinese man came to Goa for holidays. At Airport he hired a taxi to take him to Panjim. On the way he sees a bus He said - "The buses here are so slow and noisy .. In China the buses are very fast." At Cortalim Bridge the Chinese sees a train passing by on the railway bridge the other side...he says – “the trains here are so slow...in China the trains are very fast.

All the way the driver kept silent and drove to Panjim. Chinese man gets off the taxi and asked for meter readings.

Driver: “Rs.5000/-“

Chinese: “Rs.5000/- ? Are you kidding? Your buses are so slow, the trains are so slow...if everything else here is so slow then how come the meter of your taxi is so fast?”

Driver: Because the meter is made in China.

Driver -" Because the meter is made in China.

LINES I LIKED



Ø  In a court system one side wins and the other side loses.

Ø  In a creative field like writing, having a difference of opinion is natural.

Ø  In a democratic country the power flows from the people to the government.

Ø  In a knowledge intensive world, the only way you can remain ahead is by learning.



Masses get accustomed to what they hear.


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  NARA’S NOTEPAD

VOLUME 13
July, 2017
NUMBER 7
 
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NARA’S NOTEPAD

THANK

Prof. T. V. Chalam,
Assoc. Dean, ANGRAU (Retd.),

Director, Sri Lakshmi Educational Institutions, Narsingraopet, Kurnool – 518 004;

Ph. 9642657742

for sponsoring Sept. 2016 to Aug. 2017 issues.

MEMO FROM NARA



According to me hospitals are temples for most of us and doctors are our Gods and Goddesses. We depend on them for getting relief from all kind of simple to dreadful diseases. The only way we get rid of our diseases is the hospitals run by the Government or private persons. The service of the doctors in government hospitals is free whereas we have to pay for consultancy, check-ups, tests, medicines, operation etc. in private hospitals. Only rich people can think of such hospitals where all facilities are available.

Big cities have multi speciality hospitals as well as speciality hospitals. Renowned doctors are being appointed in them. Invariably such hospitals are owned by a doctor or his/her family. On the other hand, Government hospitals are poorly maintained and they serve the needs of poor people who cannot pay for treatments. Although each Government spends huge sums of money for upgrading such hospitals with modern equipments and clinical laboratories, the upkeep and maintenance is not up to the mark. So the upper class people do not prefer to visit them. Therefore the VIPs and the rich, even many middle class people prefer private hospitals for better (?) treatments.

Why the Government hospitals are so poorly maintained in spite of the allotment of sufficient funds by the Governments? Is it because of the lethargic management or the corrupt officials and doctors who do not have an aptitude to develop these hospitals? There may be many more reasons. Still the improvement is very slow although we do find very little change over time.

Private hospitals charge heavily from patients who are expected to pay in advance for every type of treatments. Tests of all kinds, treatments of all sorts extending from medication to surgery, accommodation (air-conditioned with all facilities) food etc. cost a lot for every patient. With all these the percentage of success in treatment depends on the fate of the patient -  some people think. Diseases are the enemies of human beings. In addition to diseases, many other incidents make man non-functional. So we have to have hospitals to treat us whenever needed. As we all are human beings – rich or poor – need the help of doctors who run the hospitals.

Insurance helps to some extent the hospital expenses. But there are millions of people who do not have life-insurance. They suffer a lot because of want of money. All these things are visible once we visit a public or private multi speciality hospital. If we are in good health, there is no need to be hospitalized, but is it possible to be healthy all the time? Accidents occur every time. We may be the victims of such accidents. Soldiers fighting in borders get bullet injuries, and occasional bomb blasts, road accidents, earthquakes, cyclones, floods cause physical injuries that need treatments in hospitals. So multi speciality hospitals are necessary in each and every part of our country to take care of us.

As the days go by we may have to have more multi speciality hospitals because of new kinds of more dangerous diseases. Our future generations also have to depend on hospitals more than us.

SOMETHING YOU MAY NOT KNOW


1. Coca-Cola was originally green.
2. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
3. The name of all the continents ends with the same letter that they start with.
4. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
5. There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
6. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
7. Women blink nearly twice as much as men!
8. You can't kill yourself by holding your breath..
9. It is impossible to lick your elbow.
10. People say 'Bless you' when you sneeze because when you Sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.
11. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
12. The 'sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick' is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
13. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from History. 'Spades' - King David; 'Clubs' - Alexander the Great; ' Hearts' - Charlemagne; 'Diamonds' - Julius Caesar.


OCTOBOT



The Octobot, less than three inches wide is the world’s first completely soft, autonomous, and untethered robot. It is free of wires, batteries, and any hard material – like its namesake, the octopus, which has no internal skeleton.

Robert Wood and Jennifer Lewis, the engineering professors of Harvard University tried more than 300 designs before they came up with one that worked. Soft robots provide a safer solution. “If they run into something it’d be like bumping into a basket ball. It won’t hurt you.

The internal circuit triggers chemical reactions, turning into liquid hydrogen peroxide fuel into a gas, which inflates the robot’s limbs and allows them to move. The whole assembly is created from silicone using a 3-D printer.

Soft robots could be made from biocompatible and bio degradable materials and might even be formed into capsules to be swallowed for more effective and less invasive endoscopies.

TO QUOTE



Comparison is the thief of joy. – Theodore Roosevelt

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. – Epicurus

I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement and reasoning confirmed by independent observers. I’ll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. – Isaac Asimov


LIFE


Every individual professional or non professional including politicians is experimenting his/her ideas (hypotheses). The results of these experiments may be positive or negative. Positive results are pursued and negative results are rejected. That is called LIFE.
Every individual professional or non professional including politicians is experimenting his/her ideas (hypotheses). The results of these experiments may be positive or negative. Positive results are pursued and negative results are rejected. That is called LIFE.