Thursday, October 30, 2014




Late Dr. A. Appa Rao*, Former Vice-Chancellor

 Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad
for sponsoring March 2014 to Dec. 2014 issues.


*Dr A. Appa Rao passed away on 30 April 2014.



Of late, I come to understand that each individual in our society is different physically and mentally from another individual. Society is composed of these individuals who have diverse views and interests that are either liked or not liked. Whether we like those views and interests or not, everyday, views are expressed and interests are pursued. If the celebrities say what they want or act as they like, the media make them as the world news. However silly they may be, they find a place in the media and reach each nook and corner of the world. I do wonder sometimes, the ideas put forth by some people are appreciated by all - even though those ideas are biased. Every time it is said that every idea has to be discussed by an appropriate body and approved by the majority groups. Invariably, such procedures are overlooked or discussed but thrusted on the majority. It is often the case with any organization including the governments.

Views of important people are propagated among common people but only certain views are accepted – not all. Actions of renowned persons are greatly appreciated and awarded. Individuals put forth hard work and intelligence to bring out their talents in various forms. Ideas are quoted to illustrate and take forward to act. Good idea certainly finds good action which may be innovative and special to serve humanity. The need of human beings is met by individuals’ views and interests. Because of that we have thrown out our old film camera, type writer, calculators, watches, table-top personal computers etc. and improved versions of these items are introduced. They are of great use to every one of us. Thus individuals in a society perform great services to other individuals – of course on a cost. Still I feel that these services will be improved and modernized over time. People born today learn the present day knowledge and produce things which are much more useful and convenient and simple to operate.

Diversity in knowledge is created by an individual’s free thought. No one should put a stop to it. Free thinking and fruitful discussions have to be promoted in order to change the existing systems. New systems for new generation are always welcome. My thinking is also in this direction to produce a better society. Even today I find people’s good ideas are accepted whereas bad ideas are rejected. That I think is the sign of progress we all need.


May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
And may you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows you're dead.


1.     Our hair may begin to thin in our 20s. Grey hair appears in our 30s or 40s. By our 70s, our hair is usually completely grey.

2.     Weight appears in all the wrong places.

3.     In our 40s, our skin begins to sag and lose its elasticity. Wrinkles become more prominent.

4.     Flexibility begins to decline in our mid-20s, and muscle strength declines after our late 30s or early 40s. We notice we’re sore and stiff from gardening or weekend games. As muscle mass and strength decline, we burn calories less efficiently and store food as far more easily. Mobility may be a problem.

5.     The eye lens changes shape, becoming thicker and less pliable, makes it more difficult to see close object. By age 50, nearly everyone requires glasses to read the newspaper or use a telephone book.

6.     Our sense of taste diminishes as we age.

7.     Our mouths and eyes may become dryer.

8.     Our bones lose calcium and become more brittle. Women more than men, lose bone density, especially after menopause.

9.     In our 70s we lose height when thinning vertebrae shrink.

Although we cannot prevent aging, we can control the pace of
these changes with exercise and nutrition.


After her divorce, Rani moved back to her home town, hoping to start afresh. A few  weeks later, while making a dental appointment, she recognized the name as that of a good looking boy from high school 20 years ago. But when Rani walked into the dentist’s clinic, she realized it must be someone else: the dentist was bald, had a big beer belly and looked old. Just to be sure, Rani asked if he had graduated from that particular high school. ‘Yeah,’ said the dentist. ‘I graduated in ’91.’ ‘Oh, you were in my class!’ said an excited Rani. ‘Really?’ he said, ‘That’s interesting. What did you teach?’


1. Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.

2. Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.

3. Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.

4. If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

5. If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.

6. No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

7. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

8. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

9. It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.

10. Force always attracts men of low morality.

11. Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.

12. A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.

13. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.


Ø  Facing tough times now is better than dealing with a situation that’s out of control.

Ø  Embrace the pleasure of the moment.

Ø  The greatest failure is to have never really tried.

Ø  Enjoy the journey because it’s a process.

Ø  You never learn when things are going smoothly.



Let the world know you are the best in your profession!

Meet you next month – December, 2014


Professor A. Narayanan, Ph. D., FISPP

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