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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Why we need to peep beyond and behind words and go beyond religious references?















Why we need to peep beyond and behind words and go beyond religious references?

Can we avoid using mental phoropter to get a clearer view?

The speech that you have referred seems to be great from how you have portrayed.

When broaching on certain subjects it is preferable to start with the conclusion.

For example the words love, belief, faith, hope, grace, happiness and so on mean various things depending on how an individual feels and relates with those terms.


The uniqueness of these words is that they break all barriers of literal, figurative meanings, connotation, denotation etc and are not amenable to any categorization.

The best part is these terms cannot be generalized either.

But the beauty is these words refer to a reality that exists awaiting to be grasped and adopted.

When it comes to certain words it is not so much about the mere articulation of ideas that they refer to normally but the necessity to imbibe and impregnate our life with what they really mean.

The reason being some words are immensely impregnated with heartfelt meaning and a personally related realization which may manifest in multiple ways and therefore the manifestations may differ drastically too.

I have found out when someone utters these Sanskrit words 'Dharma' or ' Karma' immediately people start looking for mental phoropter to get a clearer view by trying multiple filters, lenses, adjustments like some of the following:-it must be something tough for me to understand, it refers probably to some very abstract concept or too complicated a philosophy or it pertains perhaps to something with regard to Hindu religion and so on.


Finally, they flip through them with a mere cursory attention and move on to something that they can relate to more easily or comfortable with.

Therefore, it becomes imperative that these concepts are conveyed in the idiom that most youngsters would understand so that they may attempt to assimilate them as part of their life style and impregnate their attitudes, perspectives, thoughts and ideas with them.

In fact the whole of Bhagawad Gita, one of the reasons why it became more popular among the 28 Gitas, is that all its 700 stanzas are sand- witched between two words the starting word 'Dharma' and the last word ‘Mama’.


It must be actually read as ‘Mama Dharma’= my dharma- does not mean either Krishna’s or Arjuna’s Dharma, rather when everyone reads it becomes ‘his Dhrama’ and all these 700 verses [ subjected to all sorts of excellent, enlightening as well as, often used as tool to justifying traditional practices, explanations by many] primarily are about attitudes to be adopted, actions to be executed and reactions to show at different situations taking into consideration the overall welfare of all [humanism].


This manual is more about balancing the intellect and emotions and most importantly through both emotions and intellect, or to be precise in short it talks about the dynamics of synthesis of human nature and nature of Truth [define as you may- it is the inevitable and intellectual perception and sometimes all logic eluding factor], it offers an excellent mix of rational philosophy with empirical necessity.


Life is all about movements, actions and reactions which broadly could be defined as i.e. Karma but then the Laws [Dharma] of motions [Karma] of life are very important and therefore prioritized.


When the real values are impregnated in to our system they show up





Sunday, July 9, 2017

Medium -Grammar of any medium

                                       Any medium must preferably be

A very aesthetic and appealing
Balanced and beautiful
Communication tool
Delightfully
Entertaining, enlightening and
Freeing one of all inhibitions;
Giving out
Heaps of
Ideas and imaginations;
Judicially
Kindling
Lot of meanings and
Meaning of life and living by
Nudging nuances
Of
Perceptions;
Questioning and
Revealing all
Sorts of
Thoughts leading to
Unbiased understanding and unraveling
Vicissitudes, vital values and
Wisdom;
X-axially
Yearning to
Zoom human emancipation.







Book reading


Let us make it a point to read at least something once a week or mostly while travelling something from these sites.

Most of these are very useful sites for books and reading beyond regional politics










The New Yorker, World Economic Forum etc

These along with TED talks and BBC debates and discussions can ensure optimum and pleasant utilization of internet.


Text books of English are of poor quality why?

Text books of English are of poor quality why?

The problem is the flight tickets of NCERT staff, because air port stalls stock only these authors.

Reading many books on a subject confuses, clarifies, coruscates and leads to some clarity.

Books like KA help  to make us understand how to make a research before making interpretation of mythology.

Recently I have been in touch with another excellent author over mail, in fact we have been exchanging mails on a weekly basis, she does similarly excellent works on culture, her name is Wiesna mond kozlowska, my goodness her research work on Masks and their significance is extraordinary, her home page is :

She has send many of her articles and speeches.                 

Books must be read topic wise, for example , now I am in a spree of reading books on linguistics, logic, thought process and in brief the connectivity and mutual influence or impact of these  three. I plan to read 50 books and I am at the 33rd , the triology of Steven Pinker  and before that I was reading 102 books on Science ,its impact, its discoveries, its philosophy, its instruments, its politics, its fraudulent claims by impersonators, its limitations and area where it is still unsure and how many of the existing well established and accepted scientific theories are intrinsically faulty etc and most importantly how it managed to overcome the religious bias in the west against it initially and helped the whole of human race benefit through its many methods, the references to great scientific discoveries in ancient Sanskrit texts etc.                                  

This type of reading lots of books on a topic confuses, clarifies, coruscates and leads to some clarity.

Whether it is books or bondas enough quantity automatically helps you to at least know the quality.

I personally feel that Devdutt Patnaik sometimes, like the extremist in the right wing, resorts to doctrinaire justifications of everything that is in Hindu scriptures irrespective of its contextual significance and intrinsic value, in fact that can be sometimes counter- productive as was Wendy's obsession to make mythology to undergo initially too much of critical analysis, then subjecting it to Freudian analysis. She needs to read Steve Maraboli, “Get out of your own way… stop the paralysis by analysis… decide what you want, create a simple plan, and get moving!”

Books too must be viewed from the author's contextual perspective and evaluated based on its intrinsic merit.

If we subject books under that spanner then Mills and Boon would be better than some  modern authors , actually they are  doing a great disservice to writing as most our bollywood and Tollywood movies are doing to the art of film making.


One such latest ambiguity personified stuff is 'Half- girl friend' the title itself is ambiguous which one is half whether girl or friend or the pursuit of the girl by the implied male or what is half something, at least, had he consulted me I would advised him to read Valery Adam's book on word formation involving adjectives.


In books too we must look for serious content that enhances our mental faculties and help at least our perception, if not enlightenment.

It is so unfortunate that our texts books are filled with crap written by some modern writers. Why not have passages of Sri Aurobindo, Swami vivekanada , Srinivasa sastry,  Sir CP or Rajaji or S. Radhakrishnan or Munshi or Ambedkar  even language wise all these people were far superior.


The problem is the flight tickets of NCERT staff, because air port stalls stock only these authors.

In our days, though we studied in Tamil medium schools we had English text books studded with essays and passages by Aldous Huxley, G.K. Chesterton, Leigh Hunt, Stephen Leacock, Russell, C.E.M. Joad, R.W. Emerson etc






Global civilized citizens

Probable requirements for evolving into better global civilized citizens in the interest of human species and the environment as a whole.

24 links that can provide enough content for debates and deliberations to delineate on different aspects of life and to develop better understanding to enable and to create a better human society.

I hope and wish these links provide some useful contents, thoughts and ideas for enabling to evolve better global civilized citizens in the interest of human species and the environment as a whole.

Should you need any further and/or specific write ups on any subject may feel free to contact me.

Unity enabled with a proper understanding of the facts of inevitable natural variety and diversity inherent in life and nature along with nurturing tolerance trained through proper attitudes and perspectives in perception based the realization that every aspect of living is part of the whole of life as all life on this planet is inter related inter connected and interactive in myriad ways either with or without our awareness and acceptance.

The links below may be of use to you along with many sub links in each entry. 

These are all my write ups written over a period of time.

I am preparing materials to write a book on global harmonious tolerant diversity understanding united peaceful human society with knowledge, understanding and acceptance of various cultures, aspects of evolutionary trends in each and every sphere of life on earth.


























Importance of Books

No amount of slogans, tweets, greeting card industry products, SMSs, news bytes can bite into the space of books.


Meme-literate milliennials, WhatsApp warriors, Facebook frontiers, Social media superficiality specialists, MSM (Mani stream media) mafia of manipulators of mass opinions, sensationalism seeking reporters, anchor room arm chair specialists to all of you greetings on  World Book and Reading day.

In future, value the importance reading books, now easily available at a click of a mouse before manufacturing justifications for your conclusions.



Be tolerant and have sense of humour too with ‘u’after ‘o’.

BOOKS are the greatest gift to human race.

Excess of catchy short slogans, abbreviated aphorisms serving the greeting card industry and sermons spicing self –help book messiahs are all compact but not necessarily complete or comprehensive.

Serious reading, review and researches have to be substantial and hence necessarily lengthy, lingering and lasting.

The reason being anything that attempts to weave a serious relationship has to necessarily not merely stop at appealing and convincing but go beyond that and cull out and convey the synergies among a hoard of things, facts, perceptions, ideologies, personalities, characteristics, ideas, issues, problems, actions, thoughts, reactions, opinions, attitudes, concepts, prevailing contexts, demands of diplomacy, perspectives, reactions and so and all these to be embellished by the beauty of language, aesthetics of style of the author etc.

Therefore, no amount of slogans, greetings, tweets, SMSs, news bytes can bite into the space of books and serious reading.

So long live serious lengthy write ups and good books.

A person, who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill. ~ Jane Austen

A person who reads lives more than one life, but that means that they die more than once as well. ~ Deanna Vasquez

All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk. ― Lemony Snicket

"In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own. I learned who I was" - Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life

A piece of writing has to seduce the reader, it has to suspend disbelief and earn the reader's trust. ~ Po Bronson

A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare. For the most part we miss the hue and fragrance of the thought. ~ Thoreau


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Indian film makers

Indian film makers copy well and Tamil film industry copies more and sometimes better.

You can browse the net to know how every bit is copied.

They have not understood even a wee bit about the medium.

Script writing does not exist, only long narratives and dialogues and they are too lengthy for any situation.

I wonder whether they, the filmmakers know it is an audio-visual medium not an exclusive verbal medium, perhaps the only film industry in the whole world which had olichithram- radio audio broadcast of a film. It is like serving visual food at parties -only show pictures of food items or visual presentation of a vocal concert [ only show the lip movements of a singer without audio] what a pathetic situation and the worst part is we have allowed many heroes as well to emanate out of this.  

Almost all films [fortunately, I am proud to say I waste very little time and money in watching these nonsense-precisely seen 6 Indian films in the past 19 years] are a pathetic excuse for the medium.

The so-called art films or documentaries are sponsored by some vested interest groups  or ideological outfits whose enthusiasm to get across a particular version of  their argument pushing aside  authenticity, aesthetics, art and everything else connected with the film industry.



Library

Library

The march of technology in all domains is inevitable and all the more when it offers the core substance of intrinsic value in tact in with convenience in many aspects.

However, the nostalgia of walking through a book stacked library will be lingering in the heart of many forever.

When anything causes nostalgia it indicates a very deep rooted relationship that has permeated one’s subconscious level and rests well ensconced there. 

Nostalgic feeling as a revisit in memory or in imagination or in reality with a mix of both regional flavors and relationships [i.e. when we relate with interest and involvement] mostly refreshes the whole being.

The essence of nostalgia is when the recapitulation of feelings strikes the same resonance in our hearts as they did when we had a deep relationship with those feelings.

For bibliophiles the joy of randomly browsing through the various racks of a library and get attracted by the very feel of holding some books for various reasons starting from a catchy title to cover design to favorite author to loved subject to attractive  topics and many more.

I have spent more hours in many libraries during my college days than inside class rooms.



Thursday, July 6, 2017

PROPS and DROPS

                                      PROPS and  DROPS













































PROPS
Performances 
Rendered for 
Overall 
Prosperity and 
Social welfare of all reaps superb result

Actual work PROPS
Benefits to poor PROPS
Corruption free administration PROPS
Delivery of developmental activities PROPS
Educating to empower   PROPS
Fostering friendship among communities PROPS
Governance based responsible actions PROPS
Honest initiatives PROPS
Intentions to improve the nation PROPS
Joining with people’s aspirations PROPS
Kindling hopes of growth PROPS
Learning the needs of the nation PROPS
Making the nation feel proud PROPS
Nullifying media’s nonchalant negativity PROPS
Opportunities created to enable all to perform PROPS
Prioritizing programs for prosperity PROPS
Quenching the needs of the poor PROPS
Restructuring the rusted and restrictive rules PROPS
Scientific approaches to problems PROPS
Technology based solutions PROPS
Understanding the pride of ancestry to create a hope for future PROPS
Vital issues being addressed PROPS
Welfare of all through economic activity based wealth creation PROPS
X-raying into many ignored aspects of economy and improving them PROPS
Youth power understands all these and with rejuvenated spirit PROPS
Zapping all zealous terminological media profiling and branding peoples’ power PROPS




 A to Z of how media credibility and integrity DROPS and creeps and seeps in DROPS?

DROP by DROP and DROP after DROP.

Atrocious adulation of anarchy of DROPS and arrogantly assigning labels but apologies                                                                                                      interred in inner pages;
Banal branding based on bias in favor of DROPS;
Callous criticisms, carefree caricaturing and contempt to promote DROPS;
Decadent diatribe on developmental issues and driveling on despicable dramas of DROPS;
Exaggerating and encouraging enmity among everyone in every possible way scripted by                                                                                                                                DROPS;
Fuelling ferocity and fear psychosis among common folks but favoritism towards DROPS;
Hyper ventilating hypocritically with hidden agenda of DROPS;
Generating controversies out of every statement and scandals in every situation to suit                                                                                               slogans  of DROPS;
Instigating and indoctrinating inexperienced but impressionable adolescents into                                                                                        ideological  identities of DROPS;  
Jeopardizing joy of social calmness to promote DROPS;
Kindling killer instincts but kowtowing to prescribed opinions of DROPS;
Legitimizing lawlessness when loyalty of media lurks towards DROPS;
Murky motives and murkier deeds meander through DROPS in main stream media;
Nicely networking nefarious nexus with certain ideology peddlers of DROPS;
Over doing ideological hatred towards some to show the simmering discontent of the                                                                                                                                  DROPS;
Politics and politicization dominate every debate and perverted projections propagated as                                                                               popular perception to prop up the DROPS;
Questioning a few endlessly and irrelevantly on everything but silent on questionable                                                                              individuals and issues emanating from DROPS;
Reporting as revolutions relentlessly the constantly leaking DROPS;
Selective amnesia and collective indifference- the grand ideology of DROPS;
Tom-toming about trivial DROPS as top achievements and trivializing real reforms;
Unrelenting in promoting anti-social activities of DROPS; 
Violating all standards of journalistic integrity and vocalizing victim hood a symptom of                                                                                                                            DROPS;
Working to wedge a divide among all at all costs to reap dividends the modus operandi of                                                                                                                                 DROPS;
X-ray into certain issues, foray into some, bray at some but silent on negative impact of                                                                                                       these     DROPS;
Yodel for pay masters from DROPS in the name of respecting their privacy at normal                                                        times  and publicity for them at election times;
Zealous media reporting with zero integrity is getting zoomed every day and ending up                                        with   zero respect from one and all DROP by DROP.

DROPS refers to something 
Devoid of 
Rationalism but 
Opportunistic 
Politicization to                                                                                               
Sensationalize, done usually through

DROPS
Demonstrations, 
Road shows, 
Opposition 
Protests and 
Sloganeering.

When it is 
Deployed as 
Real
Outpour 
Peacefully and 
Sensibly that too occasionally with rationality and scientifically well informed with evidences then it will be welcomed by all.



Sunday, July 2, 2017

Spine



























Move forward in life but look after your Back

                       Get back to normal life by getting back your
Back
in shape through advanced   diagnostic methods
and   tailor made precision   treatments.

Final test of ability rests in your spinal stability. 

While there are several hundred causes for back pain starting from sudden catch while lifting a heavy object to kidney   stones to liver cancer. We are excluding referred back pain from internal organs. Confining to causes wherein spinal chord is directly involved and the remedy lies in attending to the spinal chord.

In Hindu esoteric   physiology spinal column is known as   ‘Brahmadanda’, ‘rod of  Brahma’. In occult physiology it is   ‘Sacrum’ [Lat. Sacre, ‘Sacred’]

When we visualize SPINE what comes to mind is that it is


Supple but strong Pieces of bones Insulating main Nerves  from End to end.  

A good  SPINE  must be
Supple                        Perfect   and       Importantly         Nimble and    Erect . But  when it
Sags or                        Pains, it              Immediately        Needs           Examination.  If necessary go for
Small                           Painless                    Incision and          Neatly                Extricate from trouble 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Do not follow the crowd

Very good article this one

There have always been people who were more creative, original and adopted lateral thinking primarily because either they were not very comfortable and /or content with status quo or also they could see beneath, beyond and besides existing beliefs and perceptions.

Most creativity and broader thinking requires a tangential approach or at least not following the crowd.


George Bernard Shaw is reported to have said:-

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world.
The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself.
All progress depends upon the unreasonable man”.

Positive News

Please forgive my patronizing tone and my elaborate style.

I am attracted by words.

The word positive caught my attention especially in a world of too much negativity emanating unfortunately excessively from especially media houses and slaves of various ideological outfits religious, political, regional etc.

Suggest extensions of some headers which I feel are interconnected twins.

My New Year greetings this year was Imindmap of positive possibilities

Enlarge the Mindmap in the link for clarity 


Society and ideals:-


Economics and welfare:-


Science and technology:-

Environment and humans:-


Lifestyle and cultures of the world:-


Perspective and attitude:-
ATTITUDE CALENDAR


Lessons from History of events:-


Ideas for a better and harmonious living from all domains:-



Education, Literacy and Languages and their unique features:-


Why I shun brevity:-





Rageshri raga

Good rendering but explore more Great hits in this Raga

1. Talat Mahmood - Sab Kuch Loota Ke Hosh- this has excellent rhythm and beats and enables us to realize that if we grasp the pulse of raga how easily we can render


2. "Kaun aaya mere manke dware" Dekh kabira roya.(1957) Manna Dey.music by Madan Mohan. Flamboyant rendering

3. In the music director’s voice
C. Ramchandra Live: Mohabbat Aisi Dhadkan Hai (BBC)

4. In Gayathri’s melodious voice the ghazal popularized by Mehdi Hasan


Journalist of poor credentials

It has become the trend of most write ups in serious subjects by main stream media appointed journos who google without grasping the intrinsic aspects of the subject under discussion.


Superficial without substance.


They easily delude themselves into thinking that merely using meta terminologies, jargon, controversial statements and provocative pronouncements they can cover up their total lack of substance. What is more appalling is they are not even very effectively articulate.


Cocktail of Meta terminologies masquerading as analytical criticism creates critical paralysis.



Freedom

Facing facts frankly and freely following them than  fabricating to favor some ideology; 

Relating and reciprocating with relevance of context to restore to

Everyone, everything everywhere an enhanced economically better environment;

Eschewing extremism of any ethos and bequeathing a livable environment;

Developing dearness with all to deliver globally  and  to

Offer optimum opportunities to all and mutually

Maximize magnanimously many things to make life meaningful .  



































Vegetarianism

Is it a myth bursting stuff?

I am sending these three links basically to the medical fraternity to evaluate on purely scientific basis viz à viz health issue [not environmental and all other aspects].

If there are valid reasons then we may advocate it though each one of us it is very difficult for anyone to change or shift their eating habits unless forced by circumstances of non availability of the food one enjoys or due to certain health conditions that warrant a change.


Merely through observation we know that Rhinos have the strongest born and elephants have the biggest and perhaps the strongest muscles in its very trunk.




Comprehensive education filled with passion and compassion

Human Dignity and the emancipation of really free human beings and the march of humane civilization

Expropriation by authorities of any sort and extrapolation of ideology of all sorts are both infringements on individual human dignity.

Authorities, mostly religious and political institutions and self proclaimed proponents of higher or greater ideologies, both of whom are guilty of appropriating certain labels and intervene in many issues empowered with all types of justifications and these delay the emancipation of really free human beings and the march of humane civilization 

In certain issues they are warranted for a smooth functioning of social life in the interest of common good of many over individual rights.

However, if all the authorities endowed with power and ideological addicts enfeebled by obsession view and evaluate every issue based on its intrinsic merits with contextual relevance and a broader humane concern injected with  just enough rationality and tolerance then things would be much better.  

The whole problem if we dig deeper is a sick psychological disorder of trying to unleash and impose uniform, identical, homogeneous conditions in every sphere of life so that it becomes easier to exercise authority or inundate specific ideology.

Whatever has been done in this particular issue is something that even the most illiterate tribes living in remote forests would not have done.

This and many similar issue boil down to certain fundamental defects like excessive identity fixation, wrong evaluation and ignoring the contextual relevance.

When we are aware and accept these three aspects and realize the need to evolve wisdom between, beyond and besides these then we can bring dignity to human life and hack away all types of humiliations.






Friday, June 30, 2017

LEFT and its intolerant violence are inseparable.

Leftover LEFT in media and academia needs psychiatric treatment. 

LEFT and its intolerant violence are inseparable.

Leftover LEFT is an outdated ideology which is anti-social, anti-humanistic and anti-developmental in nature and by nurture.
Left has for too long supported anti-social, anti-national, anti-developmental and in all cases anti-humanistic [everywhere] violent groups.
If we skim through the annals of history this becomes obvious they did and do with various outfits religious, social, ideological and so on which are fundamentally against order and orderly and peaceful living.
When their own script ran anywhere in history it manifested only violence and which was euphemistically called it as social revolution.

Thank goodness that they never called it humanistic revolution.
Their selective projections and slogan based fraternity and collective fanatical ideological affinity has caused more deaths both directly or indirectly through aiding and abetting groups which try to violently suppress and oppress other views.

Left is a silent, violent religion by itself. Its scriptures are its putrefied perceptions, sermons are puerile projections spiced with catchy slogans and they worship their petrified [idolized] ideology with a well run propaganda mechanism.
However, humanity’s greatest blessing is that they have not anatomically presented as a religion because they can change any principle as expediency is their only principle and opportunistic gains for their won leaders or the leaders that they sponsor is the only value.
However, they are present everywhere like poisonous insects stinging whenever their space is disturbed.
The bandwidth for dissent, discussion and different opinions is actually much better in most religions than in brain washing propaganda instilled narrow alleys of the leftover LEFT.
It is unfortunate that ideology based identity addicted youth of the LEFT lingering in the corridors of media and academia with all their wealth of information [mostly one sided] who therefore, suffer from poverty understanding go into depression and frustration and since the only knowledge and skill set they know of is either any anti-developmental activity or violence, either resort to them on their own and when incapable support other groups who do such things.

We can even tackle the latest problem humanity faces that of terrorism by weeding out these left loonies from media and academic circles.