Friday, 31 August 2012
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Monday, 27 August 2012
Saturday, 25 August 2012
Humans are considered to be a lot better than other beings on earth in respect of foreseeing the happenings in life. There are astrologers who even predict the life span of the individuals, and even their death. I personally hold a view that possibly there are animals who have a better sense of seeing the advents in advance. A horse, for instance, carrying his master to a particular destination on his back through some forest is always able to sense the presence of some wild animal, say like a tiger, if some one is somewhere nearby. There are certain birds too who can very well perceive some ill happening in days to come. Humans hardly have such a capacity. What they can do at their best is to realise that the onwards moments are to occur at their own where humans are just helpless. Life is to be lived moment by moment only. A post written by me on another blog of mine, more or less on the lines of this topic, is linked below for the perusal of the readers:
Thursday, 23 August 2012
Life is precious. Only lucky souls, say the people, get birth as a human being. It could be any factor that controls the cycle of getting born, living for a particular span and then dying. The truth remains that there is no body on earth who opts for death as against life, but this is equally trued that there are the persons who do opt for death. A friend of mine, who is suffering from various ailments and is awe-fully confronted with multiple economic problems both in his business and at the house hold level, shocked me when he said the other day that he is feeling like committing suicide. I was taken aback to hear this and felt too perturbed too. He is physically a wreck, mentally sick alarmingly, and miserably passing through the worst possible economic conditions disabling him to meet the routine needs of himself and his family. Otherwise known to be a courageous person full of anxiety to lead a pleasant life, he trembles when he talks, and charged with an emotional upsurge, he finds it too difficult to express himself. I consoled him telling that life is to live a full term of it, and it just can’t be eliminated whatever be the circumstances and the situations. I also told him that there are people who are placed in much worse a situation than himself, and he must have the patience, courage and conviction to live without surrendering to the compulsions. My counselling did work to some extent but utter disgust and frustration was still writ large on his face, and there lies my worry as I have seen cases where desire for death exceedingly surpassed the anxiety for life.
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
A senior minister of cabinet rank in the Central Government, Beni Prasad Verma, recently hailed the soaring prices expressing his great satisfaction on the situation. When there was a volley of questions raised by media and others, he fell in line with similar type of erring ministers repeating the oft quoted answer that his statement was unnecessarily twisted, as he simply wanted to say that because of soaring prices in different commodities the farmers are getting sumptuously benefitted. It is a different matter that farmers themselves do not agree with his version of the situation, as they too have to pay much higher an amount to purchase their background material because of the soaring prices. The minister concerned is just either living in fools paradise or he is suffering from mental derailment. In to-day’s atmosphere, when the whole country is crying against the soaring prices, he could be a solitary figure to come out with such a nonsensical version of the situation. The irony of fate is that such type of people are able to get a berth in the central cabinet of ministers, obviously an accommodation procured on political basis.
Sunday, 19 August 2012
Kanpur (India) is a city where it is just a common feature to come across horse driven carts, carriages or coaches. Yakka wallas (a single horse driven coach), and so are thela wallas (carriers of goods including iron bars for short distances from one place to the other). This city is no more an industrial capital of Uttar Pradesh like it used to be called a long time back, but business houses dealing in iron, cotton goods and coal are still there quite in a big number. It’s a common scene to see buffalos and horses harnessed to the carriages and carriers transporting heavy loads of goods from one shop to another. These buffalos and horses are mercilessly beaten up by their masters repeatedly with the use of crude whips to pick-up speed unmindful of as to what a colossal amount of cruelty they are causing to the animals.
I saw a horse driven carriage full of load moving through a traffic jam. Traffic jams in Kanpur city are of a worst order. To my surprise, the horse was a blind one. He was just unable to manoeuvre his sides in the thick jam with the result that every time he tried to guess his direction he clashed himself against something or the other, and every time his guess failed, he got a rough beating by his master, who used an iron bar for the purpose. The horse, at one stage, fell down to an otherwise much sloppy a ground as it was the down side of a fly-over. But for the rescue efforts made by some men in the jam, the horse escaped from being crushed by the vehicles in the jam just by a hair’s breadth. The driver of the cart was still cursing his horse only. Where are the men and organisations, who continuously keep their drums beating on cruelty against animals?
Friday, 17 August 2012
Soaring prices are quite cyclic an order –one solitary increase multiplies many a times to assume a gigantic shape. Who suffers the most? None in business community at least, as they are the people who virtually take the full advantage of any price increase. Suppose their cost of material in the market is raised by, say 15%, they increase the prices for their products by 20%, if not more. So are the transporters; they curiously wait for rise in petrol and diesel, and at the first opportunity available to them, they enhance their fares and freight charges by, say 20%, more than the actual increase. Halwayees (traders in sweets) are the ones not to lag behind. Their rasgullah (a round shaped sweet ball), with a price tag of Rs.3.00 per piece at a shop in my locality is now priced at 10.00 per piece. The people otherwise belonging to the lower rung of the society too are jolly well giving a tough competition on such a price war. A rickshaw puller, who charged Rs.5/ for a certain distance, is now demanding Rs.15/ for the same trip. If a farmer increased his price for wheat, rice or pulses by, say 10%, their cost range in the market is raised by 30%. Big brands, however, are somewhat moderate, as their rate increase is more or less reasonably commensurate with the general rise in different rates. Worst sufferers are the people belonging to salaried class, whose wages are never increased with every rise in the prices. Their D.A.(dearness allowance) is of course reviewed in upward direction to some extent, but it happens only after the official rates of different commodities are announced by the governmental quarters, which in themselves are only a statistical jugglery, and are hardly consonant with the real price increase.
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Monday, 13 August 2012
I am extending to you my sincere thanks for the errors you pointed out in my blog post ‘How do they manage this much?’ I have replied to you but I don’t know whether it actually reaches you as yours is always a ‘no-reply’ message. As an alternative, I am using this post of mine for the purpose. I quite realise that you are a regular reader, though anonymously, of my posts on this blog of mine, and obviously your reactions do count for me. You have not specified the error, or say errors, which could have enabled me to correct the spots where I was wrong. I confess having found one typographical error on a re-perusal of my post in question; it was the word ‘decent’ erroneously typed as ‘descent’. I have since corrected it. I shall be thankful to you if you please point out to me the other mistakes as you are taking them. I shall not mind it at all, I shall rather welcome it.
I am making the error on my part as public by publishing it as a post on my blog so that my other valued readers could also re-act freely and unhesitatingly in respect of my writings.
Saturday, 11 August 2012
I have been a fan of Social Spark for a long time. It’s a different matter that there was a big gap in my continuity with them for about a period of two years as I was off my laptop due to my other predominantly pressing tasks of priority. After I was back to my laptop, I started hankering for Social Spark, but due to a big gap in operation, their terms and conditions required me to seek a fresh approval from them. I followed it. To my utter chagrin, my application was not accepted twice, as I was required to meet some criterion or the other every time. Out of disgust, I thought of even opting for some alternative to Social Spark, but my relationship and commitment with them in the past restrained me from doing so. Finally, it has since been approved, and I feel like I have achieved something very big. Thanks to Social Spark. Although their non-acceptance two times discouraged me most, this negative side of the story I take now as something positive in the sense that I admire them for being hard task masters not all compromising with the discipline and quality of work ethics. I make a note to see that they are given no chance to get their confidence in me ever deluded.
Thursday, 9 August 2012
L.K. Advani, the senior most leader in Bhartiya Janta Party, just passed a remark in good faith that, in 2014 general elections, none from Congress or BJP has any likelihood of becoming the Prime Minister of India. There was a big furore on the remark every where as if there was some bomb blast, and the people, even some of them belonging to BJP itself, sharply reacted to his utterance as such. Sonia Gandhi even lost her temper ridiculing Advani’s remark. Some said that such an utterance abundantly indicated that BJP is feeling demoralised and it is accepting its defeat much in advance. Those running their different political parties found a ready tool in it to criticise and condemn each other.
If there is any thing like freedom of speech in India, an individual remark is not to be excessively hyperbolised the way it is being done in the instant case. This should rather be taken as a simple measure of expression instead of dragging the matter too far indulging into unnecessary mud slinging.
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
A cry for peace is common for all every where. Who wants to live with an uneasy mind? No body. And with an uneasy mind, none can pursue his/ her goal with any success. The experts suggest many a ways to procure success like hard work, consistency, necessary zeal and fervour for the purpose, and larger amount of hours devoted to the task. Nothing is possible if one’s mind is not in a proper mode of an ease that inculcates the process of work with a purpose. Peace, after all, is nothing like a commodity to be purchased from some market; the orientation of which lies in within an individual himself/ herself, and it is cent per cent self made. There again, one should have the required amount of a compatible environment. For such an environment, what is required most is ‘faith’. Faith in any thing, a god or goddess, a man, a woman, an animal, sex or even some dead stock or yet even a monster. Such an element of faith has to be unconditional and without any ifs or buts. Once one is able to cultivate it within himself/ herself, this is the end of agonising worries and it is capable of generating peace into the minds of the people concerned; and that becomes the starting point of peace. Once such a peace is attained, there is nothing like any thing impossible in the world.
Sunday, 5 August 2012
Friday, 3 August 2012
Four persons in a village, Magrasa, in Bidhnu area of Kanpur succumbed to death, as the news says, because of the suffocation they had when they fell into a sewer chamber locally. The reason was a 100 rupee note which was seen floating in the chamber and which these persons could not resist the temptation of retrieving. First a boy jumped into the sewer chamber, he fell unconscious because of the toxic gas there, and then the other ones jumped into it one after the other in an attempt to rescue him. All the four thus became unconscious. The local police rushed to them. They reached the spot very late, as usual for them, and by the time they could do any thing in the matter, the condition of all the four alarmingly deteriorated. On way to district hospital, all of them died.
The mishap is so unfortunate but, as every body knows that the toxic gas in a sewer is fatal, there was no cogent a reason for the victims to plunge into a danger for a small amount of Rs.100/. True, this much amount too does count for the poor people, but the consequence side of fetching it is supposed to have been known to them, and they should have restrained themselves from taking the venture. Money matters, but life is much more important.
Wednesday, 1 August 2012
There is nothing new if there are ups and downs in the share market because it is, after all, the very characteristic of stock brokering, but when fluctuations are too high and the market goes awe fully volatile, the risk factor for the traders assumes graver proportions. In such a condition, only expert traders, with enough of dexterity at their command in the field, are able to survive leaving the rest swooning and collapsing. Current market conditions are as such only. Share market is always highly vulnerable to even slightest possible movement at national or international level, be it in the field of politics, governance, general markets or any events that occur in the country and equally abroad. If there are heavy rains, the share market is affected, if there are no rains, there are upheavals there, and if there are changes at the top level in the government, the share market goes awe fully awry. If it is famine or drought or some other calamity, this market is the first to become a victim. Only experienced traders are the ones who can successfully foresee these eventually and transact business proficiently. For the rest, they should have necessary patience to wait and watch for the favourable developments before they go for necessary purchase or sale of their stock.