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NARA’S NOTEPAD



VOLUME 13

MAY, 2017

NUMBER 5


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MEMO FROM NARA



I am really proud to say that our country – India is home for infinite variety of crops. You name a crop, it is there. Major crops like rice and wheat, maize and sorghum, pulses like pigeon pea, chickpea, green and black grams, oilseeds like groundnut, sesame, sunflower, safflower, fibre crops like cotton, jute, silk cotton etc. and plantation crops like rubber, coffee, tea too. In this respect our country is great unlike certain other countries in receiving plenty of sunshine which is an important input for all crops for growth and development. The biodiversity both in humans and flora and fauna is extensive in our country. No one can deny that India is basically an agricultural country with millions of farmers who toil with indigenous tools in their or other’s fragmented fields.

Field work is always strenuous and hard. Hard work needs body stamina and physical strength. Physically one has to be fit to do the field work. However farming is harming many farmers because of the hazardous chemicals they use to protect the crops from diseases and insect pests. Indiscriminate use of pesticides has created havoc for the health of farmers and farm labours.

Realizing all these, the agricultural scientists advise the farmers not to go for the poisonous pesticides which are sold in agri-shops all over the country. There is no one to prescribe the pesticide as our medical doctors who diagnose our disease and accordingly prescribe the medicine needed. The pesticides are bought across the counter by the advice of the shop owners whose main aim is to dispose of the outdated stuff. Thus farming in India is not well organized as in advanced countries. Farmers go by seeing other farmers who make money by growing new crops. Blindly they grow crops without a link to the market. Huge production of a crop produce brings down the price considerably and farmers incur huge loss.

Without water there is no plant life and so farming crops consume large quantity of water to yield better. Lack of rain creates drought that limits crop growth and yield. So farming that provides food for all depends on so many factors. Farmers take risk as challenge! And try their best to cultivate crops and save humanity. Animals too need water and food. They are part of farming. How come we are not making sound farming policy to improve Indian farming in the technologically developed country? Someone hear me? If ‘yes’ please take action.

WIDENING YOUR PERSPECTIVE




We live in a globalized world. We eat foods produced across the globe; we use electronics whose components come from dozens of places around the world; we can communicate instantaneously with anyone anywhere who has a computer with
   wi fi or a cell phone.



With globalization has come awareness. We can quickly know about the conditions under which people live and work in other countries. We can find out about the plight of other species, or about pollution or deforestation. If the nightly news doesn't report on these issues, we can discover them through our computers in minutes. Knowing so much changes us. Or at least has the potential to change us. It enables us to be less tribal, provincial, and self-cantered; to think of others outside our family, neighbourhood, and even nation; to dwell as often on those we affect as on what affects us.



This is a good thing, but it's not an easy thing. Being aware of global atrocities, suffering, and destruction is hard and requires commitment, will, and effort. Being focused primarily on oneself and one's family, friends, and associates comes more naturally and easily. After all, we've evolved with this tribal mentality for millennia.



The problem is that this sort of modern tribalism backfires in a globalized world. We are not only complicit in the warming of our planet, the toxins entering our waterways, the exploitation of others in distant lands, which breeds conflict, resentment, and hostility; we are also ultimately negatively affected by these things. – Zoe Weil


GIVE UP...



1. Give up your need to always be right

There are so many of us who can’t stand the idea of being wrong – wanting to always be right – even at the risk of ending great relationships or causing a great deal of stress and pain, for us and for others. It’s just not worth it. Whenever you feel the ‘urgent’ need to jump into a fight over who is right and who is wrong, ask yourself this question: “Would I rather be right, or would I rather be kind?” Wayne Dyer. What difference will that make? Is your ego really that big?

2. Give up your need for control

Be willing to give up your need to always control everything that happens to you and around you – situations, events, people, etc. Whether they are loved ones, coworkers, or just strangers you meet on the street – just allow them to be. Allow everything and everyone to be just as they are and you will see how much better will that make you feel.

3. Give up on blame

Give up on your need to blame others for what you have or don’t have, for what you feel or don’t feel. Stop giving your powers away and start taking responsibility for your life.

4. Give up your self-defeating self-talk

Oh my. How many people are hurting themselves because of their negative, polluted and repetitive self-defeating mindset? Don’t believe everything that your mind is telling you – especially if it’s negative and self-defeating. You are better than that.

5. Give up your limiting beliefs

From now on, you are no longer going to allow your limiting beliefs to keep you stuck in the wrong place. Spread your wings and fly!

JUST TO LAUGH



Filling out a credit card application my friend came upon a question “what is your source of income?” He wrote ATM.

A wealthy 75-year-old widower starts showing up around town with a beautiful and much younger wife. ‘How did you get her to marry you?’ his friend asks.

‘I lied about my age.’

‘You told her you were 60?’

‘No, I told her I was 90.’



When my son was visiting, I complained that my TV wasn’t as bright as sharp as usual. He worked on it during the afternoon and that night we turned the set on.

‘What did you do?’ I said happily, ‘Everything looks great.’

He replied, ‘I wiped the screen.’

TO QUOTE



Life doesn’t make sense without interdependence we need each other and the sooner we learn that the better for us all. – Erik Erikson

Time is priceless but it is free. You can’t own it, you can use it. You can spend it. Once you lost it you can never get it back. – Audrey Niffenegger

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower – Albert Camus

THINGS TO QUIT



1.       Trying to please everyone

2.       Fearing change

3.       Living in the past

4.       Over thinking

5.       Putting yourself down

LINES I LIKED



Ø  In order to be liked or respected, you need to work hard.

Ø  In order to build self-control you must deny yourself.

Ø  In order to develop a new behaviour, we may have to weaken the old habit.

Ø  In politics today’s winner is tomorrow’s loser.

Without cruelty there is no mercy!


Meet you next month – June, 2017


 


Professor A. Narayanan, Ph. D., FISPP



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