Tuesday, December 30, 2008















January 2009. New Year. New thoughts and resolutions. Very happy that a year has passed successfully since Jan. 2008. Smile is everyone’s face. Ups and downs in life are seen by everybody every year. 2008 is not an exception even for the Nations of the world. Good news and bad news all over the world. The economic downfall created a crisis at the US and spread globally. Globalization had both advantages and disadvantages. Economists of repute are breaking their brain to find out a suitable solution for the financial crises faced by the world .The new President Barack Obama is going to be crowned as the 44th President of the USA on 20 Jan. ’09. Hopes are there that he will take some drastic steps to change American economy. It may help to solve the financial crises of the world. Therefore 2009 is a year of hope for better future. The Parliament election will be held in India during this year. We have to wait and see which party is going to get the people’s mandate .Accordingly the policy of the future Government will take its course. Expectations are high. Hope everything goes well for the betterment of human kind both in India and in all other nations during the coming year. - NARA


A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist. – Louis Nizer

The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. – Robert Frost

Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be. – Johann Goethe

Nothing great and durable has ever been produced with ease. Labor is the parent of all lasting monuments of the world, whether in verse or in stone, in poetry or in pyramids. – Thomas Moore.

He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning. – Danish Proverb


Customer : Waiter, is this a lamp chop or pork chop ?
Waiter :
Can’t you tell the difference by taste?
No, I can’t.
Then does it really matter?

A drunkard was brought to court.. Just before the trial there was a commotion in the gallery. The judge pounded the gravel on his table and shouted, “order, order.” The drunkard immediately responded, “ Thank you, your Honor, I’ll have a scotch and soda."

Waiter, there’s a dead beetle in my soup.
Yes Sir, they are not very good swimmers.

1st Thief: Oh! The Police is here. Quick! Jump out of the window.
2nd Thief: But this is the 13th floor.
1st Thief:
Hurry! this no time for superstitions.

Waiter, there’s a fly in my soup.
That’s all right Sir, he won’t drink much.


The carbon footprint is the total amount of carbon dioxide attributable to the actions of an individual (which includes emissions through their energy use, but other unforeseen emissions as well) over a period of one year. This definition underlies the personal carbon calculations. The term owes its origins to the idea that a footprint is what has been left behind as a result of the individual's activities. Carbon footprints can either consider only direct emissions (typically from energy used in the home and in transport, including travel by cars, airplanes, rail and other public transport), or can also include indirect emissions (including CO2 emissions as a result of goods and services consumed). Bottom-up calculations sum attributable CO2 emissions from individual actions; top-down calculations take total emissions from a country (or other low-level entity) and divide these emissions among the residents (or other participants in that entity).


Pick the field you wish to specialize in; learn all you can about it, study the lives of the persons who have had outstanding success in that field, then strive to emulate their pattern of thinking. Each day strive to put into action one or more of the qualities or traits that you have learned from the lives of great people. Take specialized training to perfect your gifts and talents. Let what I call Discontent motivate you in your desire to achieve perfection. Aim for the stars, even though you may not achieve them. Create a vortex of mental activity about yourself. Never be satisfied with the limitations that life seems to have placed on you and your expression of your talents.


‘What to talk?’ and ‘What not to talk?’ in a conversation or meeting is really important for keeping food relation with fellow human beings. Only people who have the attitude of understanding the feeling of others will think before they talk something to others. We need to know the person first either by his appearance or by his character. He or she may be economically poor or rich, educationally literate or illiterate, shy or bold etc., These characteristics are essential before we decide what to talk to this person. If we talk about the wealth we have and the rich way of life to a poor person who will not relish it. Not only that it will sow the seed of displeasure in his mind, he may think that he is not fortunate to have all those wealth other s have. That means we are making him unhappy. Not all persons take it in this manner. But most of them, in their mind think this way only. Some people have a habit of telling always big about themselves and their family and derive pleasure out of it. I feel it is injuring the minds of others. What to talk to others or to an audience is very important for everyone. We do know some people address a meeting without taking into consideration the interest of the audience. If we take care, we can be a good speaker. A speaker should in fact, know what to talk and what not to talk. We should not talk about our success stories to a person who has failed in all his attempts in life. In stead, we should give less importance to our success and encourage him or she by saying that failure is the first step to success. It needs patience and care to share one’s experience with others. Everyone generally talks personal matters to only one’s close friends or relatives not to everybody. Here again one decides about what to talk?


1. The illusion that personal gain is made up of crushing others.
2. The tendency to worry about things that cannot be changed or corrected.
3. Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it.
4. Refusing to set aside trivial preferences.
5. Neglecting development and refinement of the mind, and not acquiring the habit of reading and study.
6. Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.
- M. T. Cicero, Roman Statesman (106 BC – 43 BC)

Originality is unexplored territory!
Meet you next month – February, 2009

Prof. A. Narayanan, Ph. D., FISPP
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