How To Be Guarded?
After the demonetization, we keep hearing that the enforcement agencies have stepped up the field actions to curb black money and related activities. Raids are being conducted by Income Tax Department, Enforcement Directorate etc. to unearth evidences and to nab the law evaders. People love to invade others privacy. It doesn’t matter whether it is through covert or overt attempts. Authorized officials have every legal right to search you and your belongings if armed with proper warrants specifically.
Intelligence Is A Good Attribute Of An Efficient Boss.
A Few Tips For The Civil Services Aspirants.
A Few Tips For The Civil Services Aspirants
Micro Media And The Lure
It's All About Tolerance
Nothing is infinite and unlimited in the world. Even the life is limited by time. So are privileges, rights and virtues. Therefore tolerance also has its own limits
Tolerance is the cost for the richness brought by diversity. Tolerance doesn’t mean acceptance of the views of others. If one accepts the views and practices of others then there is no relevance for tolerance either as a law or as a practice.
The Jewellery Story
It's All About Mobile Service Provider
It's All About Public Companies
Gall Bladder Stones Scam
About Narendra Modi
A Review Of 'Wisdom Of The White Mountain'
A Letter To Grandma
Most people do not want their loved ones to reach the stage of eternal oblivion or them to get transformed to an extraterrestrial status in any heavenly or hellish surroundings so soon. Even when they are in their late eighties or in the nineties, we would like to have them with us. Death is a reality which we would not like to accept so easily.
My grandma loved to live life ‘king size’. She took care of her health meticulously for several decades without missing her medicines even once.
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People Who Chat
Someone commented that as a person goes up the organizational hierarchy he has more time and less work. These results in making them spend their time in long conversations at workplaces. But this is not applicable only to the seniors; many bosses at all levels find chatting as a pastime in their offices.
There are people who are fond of unending talk. For them, there is no topic about which they can’t jabber. They may make the atmosphere bubbly, but end their day without much value creation.
The abuse of a six year old child in a Bangalore School by the gym instructor sent shock waves across the country. Not only the gym instructor, but the security guard and many others were involved in similar incidents in the private school run by a leading group in the business of education.
I reproduced an extract of a letter received by me from a lady who was abused when she was less than 7 years old! After reading the review my inbox flooded.
Where Is The Doctor Heading?
Interesting Shopping Fact
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Opportunist / Utilizer
The Discipline To The Public Domain
Reaching Out To The Less Privileged
Marriage Is Like A Fortress Besieged
I read this somewhere; There are three rings in marriage: The engagement ring, the wedding ring and the suffering! And here is a French proverb: ‘Marriage is like a fortress besieged: those who are outside want to get in, and those who are inside want to get out.
Why do men and women who do not get a suitable ‘alliance’ continue to sulk?
Rani, whose role played by Kangana Raut in the Hindi movie ‘Queen’, was shattered when her fiance Vijay acted by Rajkumar, who won the national award in the movie.
Various Reasons For Voting
Do You Want To Be One?
He is anonymous. The team is anonymous. The groups spread across the country work anonymously.
They are in the dirty Indian streets. They clear the filth that covered our perceptions of society. They heard people say that ‘when India becomes a super power, it will become the filthiest in the world!’ They also heard that ‘putting an Indian in the moon is easier than keeping an Indian street clean.But these statements didn’t amuse them so much. Their philosophy is this: Kaam chalu mooh bandh. .
A Forgotten Social Revolutionary
My daughter wanted to have a pair of spectacles. She thought that it would enhance her ‘look’. Most of her classmates wear spectacles and she felt that it is a handicap not to have one. She would put her grandma’s ‘high-powered’ spectacles though she was warned that she would get a headache. On a trip to a tourist location she cajoled us to buy her a pair of spectacles with plain glasses and she enjoyed wearing it to ‘show off’ to her friends. As soon as the above cheap stuff was broken.
This Is Learning Time Friends!
A Few Questions To Ourselves
ഒരു കുരിശുചുംബനത്തിന്റെ വില
The Indian Railways And The Public Woes
World has changed radically. India and most Indian manufacturing, retail, and service sectors have changed for the good. Only one thing which believes in ‘continuity’ is the Indian Railways in spite of the fact that it has completed more than 160 years. It has not adequately used to its advantage a) the modern technology, b) increased mobility across the regions, c) preferences of the new generation customers, d) high tourism potential, and e) loyalty of the Indian passengers.Volumes can be written on each of these topics.
An Angel For The Beggars And The Unwanted
Have you heard of a person called ‘Auto Raja’? He is a former auto driver whose formal educational qualification is Standard III, though he has received an honorary doctorate later. He was a thief, a goonda, and a convict at a very young age. But now, he is a transformed person. He hugs and saves every destitute he sees on the streets. He feeds them, he gives them a place to stay in his ‘Home of Hope’ at Bangalore, and he takes care of all their needs to give them a life and death with dignity.
A Living Angel
On 9th November 2012, Mrs Uma, wife of an officer in the Indian Air Force at Trivandrum filed an FIR at the Peroorkada Police Station, Trivandrum as follows:
My father Shri T.R. Narayanan, 80 years, who was staying with me in Trivandrum at Planning Board Lane, Rajalakshmi Nagar, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram has been missing since 8th November 2012. He is a dementia patient and has no clear memory; consequently he is under essential, regular medication. He went out for a walk.
The World Celebrated Another Christmas
The lights, the decorations, the shopping, the gifts, the plum cake, Santa, Reindeer, the lavish feast!
All in the name of a person who reiterated himself as son of God
All celebrations happened under the banner ‘Christmas’ have nothing to do with that unique incarnation!
‘What’ was real Christ?
Journey Of A Man Who Is In Search Of A Christmas Card
You know that I have never failed to send a Christmas card to you all these years. It was always fun and excitement every December to go to the nearby store and buy over a hundred Christmas cards to send to all friends and relatives. I remember that, during my school days, I used to spend the entire pocket money for buying Christmas Cards.As I moved to college, and with increased number of friends, I found the ‘card buying project’ too expensive.
A Small Tourist Attraction
Instead of going to overcrowded beaches and highly commercialized tourist locations, why don’t you explore a very serene place in Southern India?
I stopped at Karwar for an overnight stay on my trip from Udupi in Karnataka recently. I chose Devbagh Beach Resort, a unit of Government owned Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd. It is located in the Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka.I was told by the staff in the resort that the Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore stayed in Karwar.
A Story About The Scientific Temper
Whether faith in God or faith in the predictors amount to tampering or tapering of scientific temper?
I have a few stray thoughts on this, though I am fully convinced myself that true faith in God is never antagonistic to scientific inquiry and exploration.
India has made a historic leap into a new space age with the successful launch of the Mars Orbiter. Two things we read in the media while keeping a track of the launch.
A Real-Life Story Of A Young Man's Journey To Loneliness
If ‘Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho was a story about a Shepherd boy following his dream, Benyamin’s ‘goat days’ is a real life story of a young man who pursued his dream and ended up as a shepherd in a sterile wasteland.
When a friend mentioned that there was a visa for sale to go to a gulf country, Najeeb didn’t think twice. He had only simple wishes: Settle a few family debts, add a room to the small house, and to get out of the work of a sand diver that gave him chronic cough.
A Story About Honest People
Public perceptions of certain fundamental principles
Honesty is the most likeable quality
But honest people are not always likeable. Honest people are fundamentalist, unsophisticated, and rude. They always give unpleasant replies. They are rule bound, bookish and very matter of fact in response. They don’t condone mistakes. They don’t regularize deviations. Even when they are polite.
A Story Of A Doctor Who Is In Hurry?/H2>
One Profession Where Every Millisecond Matters Is The Medical Profession. Doctors Run Against Time, Saving Millions Of Lives. They Can Afford Only Little Sleep, Little Socializing And Leisure. Commitment To Work And Pressure From The Organization Force Them To Keep Their Apron On For Almost 18 Hours A Day. Society Should Thank Not Only Them, But Also Their Spouses And Children For Letting Them Away From Home. But What Worries Us Is That Many Of These Doctors Are Too Much In A Hurry, Creating Anxious.
A Conversation With An Installation Artist
Here is a unique artist who perceives the world around her, from the angle of a butterfly. She is Sharwari Tilloo. She believes, (backed up by her scientific analysis) that there are similarities between the life of a butterfly and human behaviour. According to her, the butterfly is a symbol of freedom and beauty; it represents the status and life of women in society, their aspirations and desires.
When I met her amidst her exhibition at the Chitrakala parishath(Karnataka, Southern India), I found that every creation.
A Movie Review
A Story About Love
A Story About Real News
A Story About The Bangalore Literature Festival
After spending a few hours last weekend at the Bangalore Literature Festival(BLF), I do not have any hesitation to shower my appreciation for the excellent effort by the organizers in making it lively, informative, and entertaining. The team led by Vikram Sampath, Srikrishna Ramamoorthy, and Shinie Antony and others did a wonderful job.In this article, my attempt is to showcase the key intellectual conversations.
(A Novel From Paulo Coelho)By Sibichen K Mathew
Thousands of years have passed. Still, life is a mystery for human beings. The creator and the creation are beyond the comprehension of the created. Philosophers like Aristotle and Plato searched for meanings. Theologians like Thomas Aquinas and St. Augustine delved deep into the subject. Scientists from Einstein to Stephen Hawking had to satisfy themselves with incomplete information about life.
A Real Story About A Mother And Her Son
This was the note written and pasted on the door of their house in Bangalore city by a mother and her son. Don’t think that they pasted the above note and went out. Their lifeless bodies were very much inside. Police and neighbours found a sixty five year old mother and her thirty two year old son hanging from a ceiling fan. The son was an Engineer in a private company.
Police found a four page suicide note in the shirt pocket of the son.
A Simple Real Life Story For Aspiring Managers
Mallus And Sexual Escapades
The paradoxical malayali mindset and related behavioural aberrations were demonstrated in full media glare recently in Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram.A 19 year old young man made indecent advances to the 50 year old wife of a newly sworn in Union Minister when the jubilant couple were surrounded by hundreds of followers and onlookers.
Thankfully, and to the molester’s utter misfortune, the elegant non-Keralite lady managed to make her right hand freed from commotion, to hit at him in rage.
Tips From An Enlightened Foodie!
All of us want to lead a healthy life. Yet, we don’t want to forego the tasty stuff! Is there any acceptable combination of abstinence and indulgence in our life?
I have heard many nutritionists, dietitians and health experts speaking on this subject. But, when I talked to Atraeyee Suman, I found that there is something unique about what she says. I thought, it should be shared with all my readers.
I have reproduced below, some portions of my conversation.
Sibichen K Mathews Birthday
Wishing you a very happy birthday!
Congratulations for your journey through the road less travelled. I read ‘Tomorrow is my birthday’ which you wrote two years back and ‘Today is my birthday’, you wrote last year. But already a few days have passed since your birthday, and still you have not posted anything like that this year. Don’t lose your way! You are on the right track. Follow the calling.
A Virtue For Prosperity And Wellbeing
The Unauthorized Autobiography
It Say's Why Landline Is Best Than Cell Phone
The cordless phone connected to my landline went out of order. I couldn’t get anyone to get it set right. All of them advised me to throw it in the dustbin. I went to the showrooms. ‘There is hardly any choice these days’, the salesman grinned and directed me to the Diwali display of high end cell phones!
They said no one uses a landline cordless phone in this age of cell phone. Many people have surrendered their landline connections.
It's All About Your Boss
Do you love your boss?
Because he is approachable, motivating, patient, understanding, lovable, honest, supportive, etc.Also for the way he behaves, speaks, responds, advices, corrects and for his lifestyle.
Do you hate your boss?
Because he is unapproachable, cynical, pessimistic, suspicious, rude, impatient, indecisive, etc.Also for the way he behaves, speaks, responds, and reprimands.
Right To Privacy In A Snooping World
The demise of the News of the World and the apology of Robert Murdock is just a beginning. In a world where the privacy of the individuals is increasingly under attack, there is a need for immediate action to stop all unethical practices in invading the privacy of people.
Have we lost our freedom?: The freedom to talk and the freedom to listen; the freedom to walk and the freedom to rest; the freedom to laugh, or at least the freedom to cry in solitude?
Is It Possible?
Someone told me this, the other day. One should aim at taking 10000 steps a day for complete fitness. Yes, I am talking about 10000 footsteps! How many steps do you take in a day? Have you thought of it? Of course, one can’t keep counting every footstep. But try to estimate how many steps you take in a day
I started aiming at 10000 steps. Though I used to walk at least five days a week, either in the morning or in the evening or sometimes both times, I am sure I have never reached the 10000 target on any day.
A Short Story About My Maruti
This December, my Maruti 800 completes 15 long years with me. It travelled along with me all these years to all the places I stayed. But my wife and children are not very amused by my special attachment towards the cute small green car. They tried all these years to cajole, coerce and intimidate me to buy a better car.
All the three of them used to show me every new car on the road and narrate the advantages of buying one of them. And I hated any such narration and retorted them with the merits of my Maruti 800.
Story Of Hating March Month In Tha Calendar
I hate March. I prayed, year after year, the impossible! To get rid of March.
Can we have a calendar without March next year? But it cannot happen. The international community continued to be faithful to Julian and Gregorian. I heard that many hotels do not have a room with number 13. Even many airlines do not have seats with number 13. Why not then have calendars without March?
I hate March not because it brings bad omen.
Story Of Start Loving March
Last year, this time I wrote ‘Why I hate March!”I got several responses to that article.When I look back, I realize that March went off pretty cool!
All Virgos, people say, are hurry worry warts!
As I face another March, some of my friends enquired: ‘How is this March treating you?’I said, it is wonderful! I am saying this not because this March is not without its attendant difficulties. But my own introspection and the responses from many others
Story Of What People Should Eat
Most of us face this dilemma.
What should I eat?
Let me take you through a tasty journey
I admit a little exaggeration!(by ‘those’ people
Thought that I am an incurable non-vegetarian.
Then I realized it is a bit dangerous road to tread on .
But Do Not Write Off Air India
I hated Air India earlier. That was when I had the option to travel both by the government carrier as well as by the private airlines. I disliked the way the hospitality crew threw stale sandwiches at me in a fusty demeanour. Instead, I adored the ‘king of good times ’ for his much more personable team with stylish red attire and cordiality. But later, when the organization where I was attached to, put a blanket ban on any travel by the profit making enterprises, I was forced to get back to the Maharaja again.
Concept Of War Is Outdated; Only Dialogue Can Solve The Problems
Dalai Lama is a spiritual leader not only for the people of Tibet but also for many millions around the globe. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. His Philosophy is not only Buddhist but also Gandhian. In his Nobel acceptance speech, he said: ‘I accept it as a tribute to the man who founded the modern tradition of non-violent action for change – Mahatma Gandhi- whose life taught and inspired me.’ Dalai Lama is a man of unlimited strength who faces life and its complexity with a smile. His lectures are simple, humorous, and intellectually enriching.