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Scientists are an elite group of so-called intellectuals respected (?) or sometimes not respected by the society. They are not exposed to the common man very much as the politicians are. In fact, scientists help the society to live in comfort and thus they make us healthy and happy. They try to make things better for human beings. Therefore most of the common men respect them. Are they proving their worth for the respects they get from the people? May be, yes or may be not!

Scientists teach and carry on research. By teaching, they share knowledge of science to students of science. These students are examined at various levels and graded. Also the students are taught to do research to solve problems or to find out new products for the benefit of people. We all know how we depend on those new products such as medicines, electricity, computers and mobile phones with thousands of applications with them. There is no doubt that scientists serve the people day in and day out.

Science has no border. In today’s world, there is no restriction for using the scientific gadgets developed in one country in another country. No nation is refusing to accept science and scientific knowledge although a set of religious people (fanatics?) oppose some of the scientific theories and concepts. It is understandable because people believe in traditional beliefs followed over time.

Even some of the scientists are superstitious! They are supposed to find the truth and truth only by experimentation and proofs. But their mind and social set up do not allow them to be a thinking animal. Thinking deep sometimes leads to madness. But thinking in the right direction to correct peoples’ inabilities such as diseases is a great achievement the medical science has performed.

Everyone knows how difficult it is to diagnose and understand the cause of a disease; unless someone (a doctor) who is an expert either in human anatomy or physiology or genetics come forward to help the suffering lot of the human population. Every day the number of road accidents in every city of the world is innumerable and beyond our imagination. The victims of these accidents are treated with care and medical knowledge by the medical experts. They are successful in some cases and fail in others. So science can help human beings only to a certain extent, beyond which it is beyond science and scientists.

The improvement in science and scientific research by converging all available knowledge is constantly going on all over the world for which every nation is contributing lot of money. Even the private organizations are also taking the responsibility of training people in various fields of science. Basic sciences like Physics, Chemistry and Biology are developing at a faster rate today and contribute a lot for applied science. The future of mankind is determined by scientific knowledge and its utilization to provide what the next generation wants. The ‘wants’ and ‘needs’ of man and women are not going to decrease. They are increasing and will be increasing in future too. To meet such situations only scientists can help. Of course, the technologists make the scientific results into services and products in order to popularize across the nations of the world. People are more interested in the applied aspects of science, not on the fundamentals of science which is the domain of scientists. Making science popular among people is to be tried through various media will  bring it close to common men and women. In fact, science is fascinating and fantastic for all of us!


"You are up and you are happy.
You are down and you are sad.
All ups and downs help you to find a balance in your being.
This is what life is all about.
Once balanced, no more ups and downs,
but bliss and joy and silence and gratitude."


There are seven principles of strong friendships. If you have a true friend you really have something it will give your life a profound strength and love and meaningfulness and contentment that you just can’t get from any other source.

To create a powerful bond with someone:

1. Work together for a purpose.

2. Believe in your friend.

3. Be loyal.

4. Fulfil their trust.

5. Speak the truth.

6. Happily make sacrifices for your friend.

7. Cultivate very few friends, or only one.


1 A selfish person is excessively friendly and will go out of their way to be nice to you, though only at the beginning of the relationship.

2 A selfish friend or partner always asks for favours, big or small.

3 They always squirm out of helping you when you need their help.

4 You can sense a selfish person’s fakeness when they talk to others. They try to appear very friendly and sweet to everyone, even if you know that they hate the person.

5 They use others all the time. And they share a laugh with you and tell you how they used someone else to get something done.

6 Selfish people are people pleasers. But once you get to know them well, they start to show their lazy and aloof side.

7 If you meet someone who’s always eager to please you with compliments or fake smiles, stay away from them. A truthful person may seem harsh, but they say things the way they see it. Excessively friendly people almost always have ulterior motives that are selfish.

8 A selfish friend or lover never commits to anything unless they can get some benefit or favour out of it. They would never do anything selflessly for your benefit.

9 A selfish person always has a carefree attitude and takes nothing seriously.

10 Selfish people are liars and manipulators. They never want to apologize because they think you’re beneath them. Instead, they resort to lies.


Two boys were arguing when the teacher entered the room. The teacher says: “What are you arguing?” One boy answers, “We found a Rs.10/- note and decided to give it to whoever tells the biggest lie.” “You should be ashamed of yourself” said the teacher, “When I was your age, I didn’t even know what a lie was.” The boys gave the Rs.10/- note to the teacher.

The statistics on sanity is that out of every four persons are suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends… if they’re okay, then it’s you.


Focus more on other people. When you lack confidence, you tend to obsess with thoughts about yourself. That can turn people off leading to their rejection of you, which further erodes your level of confidence. Instead, think about the other person or people you're around. If you're thinking positively about them, you'll feel less self-conscious and will be able to interact more positively with them - which is a win-win situation all round.

Think in terms of gratitude. When you think about what you have to be grateful for, it puts you in a more positive frame of mind. Focusing on your past successes, your loved ones, your talents and strengths, and all the other good things in your life, raises your energy level and leads to much greater confidence than when you dwell on the negative.

Volunteer. Whenever you volunteer to help someone in need, whether it's someone you know who's going through a tough time or a complete stranger, it makes you feel better about yourself. When you know you're doing something to contribute to the wellbeing of others, your confidence is given a boost.

Give yourself a break. Most people are much happier and certainly more confident when they lighten up on themselves. Really, who said you had to be perfect? If you develop a sense of humour about yourself, you won't take yourself so seriously. When you're more relaxed and less critical of yourself, you tend to do better in all situations.


"Take time to work - it is the price of success
Take time to think - it is the source of power
Take time to play - it is the secret of perpetual youth
Take time to read - it is the fountain of wisdom
Take time to be friendly - it is the road to happiness
Take time to love and be loved - it is the nourishment of the soul
Take time to share - it is too short a life to be selfish
Take time to laugh - it is the music of the heart
Take time to dream - it is hitching your wagon to a star."

Love yourself the way you are!

Meet you next month -  June, 2013


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

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