Thursday, August 30, 2018


NARA'S NOTEPAD

VOLUME 14

SEPTEMBER 2018

NUMBER 9

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MEMO FROM NARA




Food is the primary input for all living organisms including the humans. If we miss a meal, we feel hungry and tired. Then we come to know the importance and necessity of food. Millions of people do not get the minimum food required for their livelihood. Thus starvation struck some of the poor countries of the world, and thousands die because of that. People are displaced owing to natural calamities and political unrest. The basic need, if not available what can anyone do except accepting death?


The developing and developed nations are very particular in concentrating on the food production or import to meet the food needs of the people. The major food crops like rice, wheat, maize and tapioca are given utmost importance to harvest maximum out of them. Many international institutes governed by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and supported by an international donor group are working for achieving this goal. International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) with headquarters in the Philippines focuses on generating and disseminating rice-related knowledge and technology of long-term environmental, socio-economic benefits. Rice being the staple diet the world over, is the base on which an overall improvement in social and living conditions can be based. The rice eating population is economically weak and as a result most of the people are subjected to starvation. It is not only the food, but also the work is essential to pull on life.
Food shortage may occur due to many reasons. Food production is subjected to drought, flood, diseases and pests and the like. Scientists are trying to do their might to stave off starvation by producing miracle rice and other possible management practices which are not fully utilized by the farmers because of certain limitations they face. Productivity increase is the motto on which agricultural scientists concentrate. The stagnating productivity is the crucial challenge. Degradation of soil was found to be one of the reasons for such stagnation. By 2020, we may have miracle rice which can revolutionize the rice production of the world.


During Green Revolution period, IR8 - a dwarf rice and Mexican dwarf wheat could significantly increase the productivity and stave off the starvation of millions of mouths. No one can deny that. The demand for food is growing day by day because of the growing population. China, the world’s largest rice producer introduced the hybrid rice technology and introduced the hybrid rice technology and increased the productivity considerably. There is little room for expansion of area for growing rice in Asia. So the only way out is to augment the productivity by using all our scientific knowledge. That is what all rice research institutes of the world are engaged in. résistance to biotic and abiotic stresses is a very important research area agricultural scientists go after. Of late, genetic engineering of crops to solve many of the problems at the gene level is thought of. Although there are controversies regarding the genetically modified crops and their produce, scientists go ahead with the needed research to stave off starvation and help the human beings.
On the one hand, one has to look into the dying millions without food and on the other hand, one has to consider the safety of the food we produce for our population. Certainly we have to take mid-decision to drive away the hunger from the world. Once basmati rice was grown for export purpose, but now the neo-rich Indians are after it. As the life-style and standard of living have sky rocketed in the urban population in many developing countries including India, the food preference have gone towards scented rice, organic rice or wheat and their products. At the same time, it is obvious that the farmer who toil in the field and the traders who bring food to the door steps of the consumer are to be appreciated and properly compensated because it is a great service they render for all of us. They are the people who are really responsible to stave off our starvation.

STAY PEACEFUL AROUND THE STRESSED



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.


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.


JUST TO LAUGH




Mrs. Brown was complaining to her doctor that his bill was unreasonably high. 

“Don’t forget, “he reminded her, “that I made 11 visits to your home while your son had the measles.” 

“And don’t forget,” she countered, “that he infected the whole school.”

TIPS TO REMEMBER




When we’re around people who are stressed and negative it can upset our own sense of inner peace and calm. Here are some suggestions to help you with this:
1. Imagine there’s an invisible shield that separates you from them. See their attitudes, reactions and high expectations as being their choice and decision- they’re not a part of you. You are two separate people – don’t let them influence you.
2. Disconnect from the source of negativity. End the call, close your email, or get up and walk away. When we feel stressed and angry we’re more likely to react – so maintain your control by taking steps to decompress.
3. Avoid toxic people if you possibly can. Avoid people who guilt trip you, or are constantly complaining, or who like to sit in wallow in their misery. They’ll quickly drain your energy and drive you to despair.
4. Be a positive person. Go on the offensive and reach out to people who need some encouragement, a smile or a kind word. That will keep you feeling peaceful and positive.
5. Spend time with people with whom you can connect, and who inspire and motivate you to be a better person. Look out for people who improve your self-esteem, who are positive role models and live life to the full. They’ll broaden your capacity to give and grow as well. (So let them be your focus – and not the stressed out people!)

LINES I LIKED

         

Ø  Be a host instead of a guest in life.
Ø  Be confident in who you are.
Ø  Be dependable and consistent.
Ø  Be moderate in eating, drinking, and working – everything you do.
Ø  Be ready to take change and lead from the front.


Many people lie for personal gains!


Meet you next month –2018

 

Professor A. Narayanan, Ph. D., FISPP


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