Friday, March 31, 2017


    
 
  NARA’S NOTEPAD


VOLUME 13
APRIL, 2017
NUMBER 4

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MAN IS MADE
OR
UNMADE BY HIMSELF


NARA’S NOTEPAD



THANK



Prof. T. V. Chalam,

Assoc. Dean, ANGRAU (Retd.),

Director, Sri Lakshmi Educational Institutions, Narsingraopet, Kurnool – 518 004;
Ph. 9642657742

for sponsoring Sept. 2016 to Aug. 2017 issues.


MEMO FROM NARA



VIP... VVIP... Very Important Person... Very Very Important Person... Often we hear these words in our daily life. These classes of people are very special, not like common people. They enjoy special treatments such as securities around them. These people are in large numbers in India as compared to other countries of the world. Recent statistics showed that Britain has a total of 84 VIPs, France has 109, Japan 125, Germany 142, Australia 205, USA 252, Russia 312 and China 435 only. At the same time if we look at India, the figure is  5,79,092! Thus we are unique in the Universe.

All public personalities belong to the categories of VIPs and VVIPs. President of India, Prime Minister, Ministers, Members of Parliament, Speaker of Parliament, Chief Justice, Celebrities, District level officials are VIPs and VVIPs. Everyone enjoys the comfortable life with securities offered by the government. They are the privileged class of people occupying high offices. They live a secret life and no one knows about their secrecy in life!

Most of these VIPs and VVIPs travel in executive class of aeroplanes, accompanied by a set of subordinates to assist them. The assistance may vary from helping their work and also physical wellbeing. Whatever these persons utter is taken as God’s words. In fact, they used to order things. Some of them consider their associates as slaves and treat them badly. However, everyone is expected to respect these persons. Intelligent or not, VIPs and VVIPs project themselves as the superior beings in human society.

Being an Indian I feel proud that India has the maximum number of VIPs and VVIPs. But at the same time, I feel ashamed to see the behaviour of these persons. In the finer analysis, I wish to ask a silly question: who is not important in a country? I think everyone born on Earth is as important as anyone else. Then, why is this difference?

Every one of us carries out our duty to work for the improvement of our society. The duty may vary according to the work one undertakes. Even a corporation worker who clears the trash bin is doing a great service to the Nation for keeping it clean. Similarly a primary school teacher who teaches hundreds of children and makes them literate is a VIP. But we consider only a certain class of people as VIPs and VVIPs. Someone said: “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone.”

DEATH



There is no greater sadness than what death can bring to our
hearts.
We may never move on, but that’s not necessarily a bad
thing.
It means that we had the utmost privilege to have
something/someone so special in our lives that we will never
forget how they made us feel.
There is always a time for sadness, but within that sadness is happiness.
The happiness is that they were part of our lives.
Nothing makes it easier.
Nothing makes it better.
You can be sad that it’s over, but be happier that it happened.
The most precious things in our lives end, but the memories and the love will live on forever.

DRONE

                         

It is the popular name of unmanned aerial vehicle of unmanned aircraft system. It is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. Drone innovations started in the early 1900s. The first scale remote piloted vehicle was developed by Reginald Denny in 1935. The drones as we seen today, were developed over the last fifty years.

TO QUOTE




There will always a reason why you meet people. Either you need them to change your life or you’re the one that will change theirs. – Angle Flonis Harefa



Normality is a paved road. It’s comfortable to walk along, but no flower on it. – Vincent van Gogh

JUST TO LAUGH




Peter and Larry hadn’t seen each other in many years. Now they were having a long talk, trying to fill the gap of those years by telling each other about their lives. Finally Peter invited Larry to visit him at his new flat. “I’ve got a wife and three kids and I’d love for your visit.” he said. “Great, where do you live?” “Here is the address,” says Peter. “There’s plenty of parking behind the flat. Park and come around to the front door, kick it open with your foot, go to the lift and press the button with your left elbow, then enter! When you reach the sixth floor, go down the corridor until you see my name on the door. Then press the door with your right elbow and I’ll let you in.”  “Good. But what’s all this business of kicking the front door open and pressing buttons with my elbows.” Says Peter, “Well, surely you’re not coming empty-handed?”

TELL ME WHY?




What is touchpad?


A touchpad is a device for pointing on a computer display

screen. It is an alternative to the mouse.
  
It was invented by George E. Gerpheide in 1988. The touchpad

is a flat area, located beneath your keyboard. When you move

your finger across the touchpad surface a corresponding mouse

pointer moves around your computer screen. With a touchpad

you perform clicking actions to open or select things on screen

by using the right and left buttons on the bottom of the

touchpad. Under the soft skin of the touchpad, there is an

array of sensors which create an electrical field. The finger

changes the character of the electric field allowing the user to

drag a cursor across the screen.
  
(From Manorama TELL ME WHY No. 117)

TEN THINGS THAT CAN WRECK YOUR LIFE




1. Not living in the moment. Always wishing you were somewhere else, doing something different with other people.

2. Blaming your problems on your past. Although the past affects us, it need not define us. We can choose, decide and act – and take control of our lives. Don’t let your past heartache and pain affect who you become.

3. Running away from problems. It’s pointless to bury your head in the sand and pretend that things are fine when you’re dealing with a problem. Face reality; take action and work to turn things round.

4. Being ungrateful. Being thankful sets you free in your heart and mind. It inspires all that’s good and, also, oils relationships. But an ungrateful person will wear others down. It destroys your spirit, and it saps your energy.

5. Being angry and bitter. Refusing to forgive and bearing grudges against others will slowly poison our personality. It’s much better to release them and to focus, instead, on living a happy and fulfilling life.

6. Letting your expectations rule your life. Life rarely goes smoothly and according to plan – and people disappoint us and let us down. Accepting this is normal takes some tension out of life.

7. Disrespecting yourself and others. Every single person deserves respect, and every single person is fighting their own battle. So focus on being kind, understanding and forgiving.

8. Neglecting important relationship. A relationship that’s built on unconditional love – where a person accepts us for who and what we are – is truly a gift and is worth fighting for. Don’t take it for granted – recognize that it’s a gift.

9. Loving people who are bad for us. Not every person will build into your life. Be aware of those who who’ll use you, or who want to bring you down, or who want to hurt you, or destroy your confidence.

10. Never taking risks. If you always play it safe, you’ll find you end up going nowhere. You must be ready and willing to take risks. If you don’t, you may regret it as you’ll miss so much in life.

LINES I LIKED



Ø  Mind can only operate efficiently when the emotions are under control.

Ø  Mind without agitation is meditation.

Ø  Minds are like parachutes – they functions only when open.

Ø  Meditation is not an act, it is the art of doing nothing.


The happiest people take the time to appreciate

the little things in life!


Meet you next month – May, 2017


 


Professor A. Narayanan, Ph. D., FISPP



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