Tuesday, December 31, 2013


NEW YEAR 2014...


Most people are too preoccupied with their daily routines to make a major commitment to personal growth and professional development. They find no time to look around and enjoy what nature has provided to them. Even they have no time to share and enjoy their personal growth and professional development with their friends and relatives. They are so occupied that they are unable to come out of that so-called ‘comfort-zone.’

Everyone works to earn for one’s healthy and happy life. But in today’s world men and women are put to work by paying huge sums of money. Yes, Money! In fact money attracts people to go for any sort of work – hard or soft. During this process, personal growth from a simple job to chief executive of a company, a teacher to dean of a faculty, ordinary office clerk to an officer, a secretary to a director and the like happens. To reach those destinations one has to grow personally and excel in his/her job. Hard work with intellectual ability or short-cut methods like influences, corruption, personal contacts – can add water for personal growth. In order to grow personally one has to put in constant effort forgetting the personal life itself. Once it is lost one cannot get back. That is what the spiritual gurus preach to the millions of devotees who surround them to learn about life and spirituality. The professional development occurs due to personal growth. Concentrated efforts to bring success to an organization result in professional development. Every profession is growing day by day in all possible directions. The development of such professions is necessary for social change and progress. Persons who are committed to those activities are regular in their day-to-day routines. Their mind and body are tuned to the personal growth and professional development.

There are many winners in the world. They followed certain way of life which is designed and desired by them. The life is generally not disturbed by any other sort of enjoyment or entertainment. So they concentrate on their goals – personal growth and professional development. Those who do not follow such a routine life cannot and will not be able to attain the height of personal growth and professional development. Therefore one has to arrive at a balance so that he/she can plan to allot adequate time for their occupation and enjoyment. Enjoying life is most important to keep fit with personal growth. For example, health is very much essential for happiness. So we need to look at our bodily and emotional health by appropriate means such as exercises, meditation etc. Enjoying life with family and friends itself, is an essential component of personal growth. It helps in reducing the stress created by preoccupation of daily routines. Proper relaxation and rest are also needed to attain personal growth.

In the modern world work wins over all other activities. Therefore, it is important to think and act on the ways and means for lessening the preoccupation of daily routines that keep us blind about many other lifesaving activities.




Dr. V.V. Ramamurthy, Principal Scientist (Entomology) and National Coordinator, IARI, New Delhi

for sponsoring Dec. 2013, Jan. and Feb. 2014 issues.


Dr. A. Appa Rao, Former Vice-Chancellor of Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad

for sponsoring March 2014 to Dec. 2014 issues.


Jumba Lahiri: Pulitzer Prize winner – Indian-origin American author.


Angela Merkel: Elected for a third term as German Chancellor.


Sachin Tendulkar: Retired cricket legend.


Malala Yousafzai: Sixteen-year-old Pakistani school student and women’s rights activist.


Narendra Modi: Priministrial candidate of BJP.


Nelson Mandala: Passed away.


Meryl Streep: American actress; two Academy Awards and 8 Golden Globe awards.


Hillary Clinton: U.S Secretary of State; “When women participate in politics it ripples out to the entire society…women are the world’s most underused resource.


Edward Snowden: The whistle-blower is now in Russia and faces charges of espionage if he returns to the U S.


Arvind Kejriwal: Created the Aam Admi Party and became the Chief Minister of Delhi.


Do your best instead of worrying about getting perfect results.

Do not worry too much about other people’s opinion.

Don’t lose your temper over small matters.

Work with circumstances instead of looking for ideal situations.

Stand up for yourself but do not get unnecessarily over aggressive.

Do not react on any unverified information.

Do not value others’ opinions beyond a point.

Think before you speak or act.

Have faith in yourself and don’t listen to negative people.

Don’t bite off more than you can chew.


v  We accept many notions because they seem to be the logical answers to our questions. But have we asked the right questions? – Harold L. Klawans.

v  In the West, you have bigger homes, yet smaller families, you have endless conveniences – yet you never seem to have any time, you can travel anywhere in the world, yet you don’t bother to cross the road to meet your neighbours. – Dalai Lama.

T I M E ...

"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."



A man was wheeling himself frantically down the hall of the hospital in his wheel chair, just before his operation.  A nurse stopped him, and asked “What’s the matter?” He said, “I heard the nurse say, it’s a simple operation. Don’t worry, I’m sure it will be all right.”                                 
 “She was just trying to comfort you, what’s so frightening about that?”                                                                              

“She wasn’t talking to me. She was talking to the doctor!”
The judge frowned at the tired robber and said, “Then you admit breaking into the same store on three successive nights.”  “Yes, your honour.” “And why was that?”   “Because my wife wanted a dress.”                              
  The judge checked his records, “But it says you broke in three nights in a row!”                                                   
  “Yes, Sir, she made me exchange it thrice.”

“A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents
and making them see the light,
but rather because its opponents eventually die and
a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.”

-Max Plank

Discover, understand and enjoy through innovation!

Meet you next month – February, 2014


Professor A. Narayanan, Ph. D., FISPP


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