Friday, June 29, 2012



JULY 2012








All living human beings have a past, present and future. The past starts from their birth and the future ends with their death. The time period for the past and future may be in terms of years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds. But the present is very short because as every second is spent, it becomes the past. So present time does not have long period although we add the recent past and the future and make it long. But in reality it is not so. The dead persons have only the past – no present and no future. The age of a person determines his or her past. The future provides an opportunity for the present. We live in the present which is very short in time – fraction of a second! Once we spend that fraction of a second, it becomes the past and we start live in the future which turns into the past in no time. Hence, it is obvious that there is no worth mentioning present. The future merges into the past via the shortest possible present.

We can know what happened in the past – sometimes we call it experience which may be worth remembering. Important events such as successes, marriage, achievements might have happened in the past. At the same time failures, non-performance and illness would have also occurred. So past can be only recapitulated or remembered. Whatever events happened are happened; they cannot be rectified or changed. Only thing one can do is not to repeat some of the mistakes we committed in the past during the future. Therefore past can guide us to improve our activities in the future.

Some people who have a long past – elderly persons who are retired from service – talk about their old glory instead of thinking the vision of the future. In fact, the vision of future is better than the story of the past. Since the progress in every field is so fast and new, nowadays, the past stories do not fit into the present or future. Therefore let us not live in the past; let us live in the present which is a thin line between the past and the future. Our life is converting the infinitely smallest time period of the present into the past. As the clock ticks the present disappears into the past.

The past can be quantified in terms of period whereas the future cannot be quantified. It is infinite. We know what has happened in the past, but we do not know what is going to happen in future although we can predict with some certainty certain things. Since we are unable to determine what is going to happen in future – astrologers – a group of people who predict our future based on the planetary movements and our time and place of birth, forecast our future. Such forecasts are being believed in general by almost everyone to plan for the future. Unpredictable future can be predicted by the actions performed and the activities taken up at the present.

The future comes to a stop when a person meets death although some believe that there is future beyond death. But as such everyone knows for sure that death puts an end to future keeping the past intact. The concept of past – present – future applies to all human beings even though they do not think seriously on these three components of life. Future is changing from the past everyday by human activity which is stimulated by modern science. To keep up with such future we need to learn not from the past but from the future about which we know very little. I hope human beings are becoming more and more intelligent, stronger and enterprising to leave an unforgettable past, an enjoyable present and a pleasant future.


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Dr. N. Viswanathan, Former Prof. & Head, TNAU, Coimbatore
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Great ideas inspire, instruct, guide, and lead us. They are treasures that enrich our lives. They provide different viewpoints, a basis of comparison, and clarity of vision. Ideas are storehouses of power. Witness the freedom fighters or terrorists that willingly give their lives for an idea. Our minds expand in direct proportion to the number and size of the ideas we embrace.


Memorize something every day. Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning,

Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.
Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.

Develop an endless curiosity about this world.
Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Try new things. Get out of your comfort zone and try to experience as many different environments and sensations as possible.


Nutritional value of Vitamin C is very high. It is required for the repair and growth of your body tissues. Ascorbic acid is used to:

v  Make an important protein utilized to make tendons, skin, blood vessels and ligaments.

v  Vitamin C also works as an antioxidant. Antioxidants are those molecules that protect cells from harmful external forces like UV, cigarette smoke, etc.

v  Our body is not capable of making vitamin C or ascorbic acid on its own as well as it doesn’t store vitamin C. This is therefore, essential to include ample of vitamin C-containing meals in your every day diet.

v  For several years, the common cold is treated by taking supplements of vitamin C.

v  Cure wounds.

v  Maintain cartilage, teeth and bones.

v  However, people who take the supplements of vitamin C frequently may have somewhat shorter colds.


v  If your friend talks too much, handle it with a short answer, not giving a chance to speak further or simply ignore the conversation by doing something else.

v  If your friend is getting on to your nerves, simply tell him/her politely that you would want to talk about something of interest.

v  Try to meet your friend for a shorter period of time. This will lead to you spending less time with your friend and getting less bored with him/her non-stop talking.

v  If you are in a big group, you can avoid the talkative friend by talking to someone else.

v  Remember, it is okay for you to let your friend know that their too much of talking is boring you and at times is really irritating.



A haploid cell is a cell that contains one complete set of chromosomes. Our sex cells (sperm and eggs) are haploid cells that are produced by meiosis. When sex cells unite during fertilization, the haploid cells become a diploid cell. The haploid number is the number of chromosomes within the nucleus of a cell that constitutes one complete chromosomal set. This number is commonly abbreviated as n, where n stands for the number of chromosomes. The haploid number will be different for different organisms. In humans, the haploid number is expressed as n=23. Haploid human cells have 1 set of 23 chromosomes.


A little girl asked her mother, "How did the human race appear?"
The mother answered, "God made Adam and Eve and they had children, and so was all mankind made…"
Two days later the girl asked her father the same question.. The father answered, "Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved."
The confused girl returned to her mother and said, "Mom, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Dad said they developed from monkeys?"
The mother answered, "Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his."


It is no exaggeration to say the launch of the world’s fastest train service in China ‘signals the future.’ Its significance lies not merely in the impressive fact that it touched a record speed of 350 km an hour and shrunk distances but in its spot lighting how such trains can become a serious alternative to short-hour flights and long distance road travel. This assumes further importance in the light of the imperative need to cut carbon emission urgently. For many years, infrastructure and capacity improvement projects were limited to building more domestic airports and roads. High-speed trains tend to emit only one-fourth and one-third of carbon dioxide per 100-passenger-km that aircraft and private cars do respectively. For the relevant distances, they also offer faster door-to-door connectivity than flights. Places as far as 800 km can be reached within an affordable time of less than three hours and this is a compelling reason to promote this energy-efficient mode of travel. As more and more passengers shift to such trains, congestion at airports and roads can be reduced and the spaces released can be efficiently used.


  • Helping people has a ripple effect. If you help someone they will feel      more obliged to help someone else, and so on. Pay it forward.
  • You grow by giving and helping others. It can change you in ways you never expected.
  • Your relationship with that person will become stronger.
  • It’s the most fulfilling thing you can do on this planet. It not only feels amazing physically, you also feel like a good person.


Ø  Check out facts before you decide.

Ø  You ask others for their opinions and advice, but you make the decision.

Ø  Each person is unique and you must recognize and honor that.

Ø  Nearly all forms of change meet with resistance.

Be a host instead of a guest in life!

Meet you next month – August, 2012


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

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