Contexts of Success

Contexts of Success

Contexts of Success Our search for meaning changes the meaning of success to us.  One outstanding example is Viktor Frankl, a psychologist who experienced the brutal Nazi concentration camp as an inmate and came out as an inspiration to millions around the world with his existential therapy.  His bestseller book “Man’s search for meaning” became a reason for many to continue living even under worst circumstances.  He spent three years in the camp as a

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Poverty Exists

In the simplest term, poverty may be defined as a social condition where individuals do not have financial means to meet the most basic standards of life that is acceptable by the society. Individuals experiencing poverty do not have the means to pay for basic needs of daily life like food, clothes and shelter.   Poverty is the state of human subsistence where one finds him unable to fully participate in the process of production

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Be the Sun, not the Sunflower!

Be the Sun, not the Sunflower!

  It’s often easy to rue the fact that no one comes forward to help us in times of need, to support us when we’re shaky, and to uplift us when we fall down. It only seems natural to ask for help, especially from people who we assume, could do the favour. No harm taking help when we need it, as long as we don’t make it a habit and become dependent.   The big

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Bebaaq Koshishe

Bebaaq Koshishe

Dheere hi sahi Me chal to raha hoon Itna sa bi ilm ni hai mujhe shayad kuch dhoond raha hu Itni duur me chal aya hoon Pucho mujhse peeche kya kya me chodh aya hoon Har baar kuch ehsaason me , kuch khamoshiyon me khudko jaan bi paya hoon Uth jao kisne roka hai Sath chalne ka humesha ek mauka hai Yeh jo hum zindagi ki baat apni har baat me krte hai Isko khul

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I am Success…

  I am Success… Success is one of the most fascinating words we ever acquaint in our life; few think it’s for sure and for many others, it’s an accident. But is it sure or an accident? First reply comes to my mind is, ‘It’s for sure when I am focused on my purpose and efforts but an accident when I relate it to the others.’ Though success is purely a subjective term but societies

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THE SUCCESS!!! Absolutely not an instant delight

Success has no definition, it’s an individual’s perspective. It demands you to hold patience and continuous learning explicably. Therefore Success is  S urrender yourself to define your own success U se all possibilities, be an Umpire of your goal C apture the intensity and establish yourself  C aptivate the progress in the process actively  E njoy the spirits audaciously  S incere endeavours from your side S teadiness to secure your environment  Does anyone in the

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Success is Ours for Sure! Ee sala CUP Nammadhey!!

Success is Ours for Sure!   Ee sala CUP Nammadhey!!

Success is Ours for Sure!  Ee sala CUP Nammadhey!! (In Kannada, it means this time, the trophy/cup/ success is ours for sure)   The essence of this slogan is the dream of many ! But can one be sure of tasting SUCCESS or does it happen accidentally? Let us surf through few opinions on SUCCESS shared by the famous and successful ; “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” —

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SUCCESS: An Eternal Product of Truly Fulfilling Austerity When Routed from INNER Self to BEYOND Self

SUCCESS: An Eternal Product of Truly Fulfilling Austerity When Routed from INNER Self to BEYOND Self

SUCCESS, One of the Most Sorted Topics of the Human Race. Pick Up 100 Working People and Ask “WHO WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL?” And You will see almost everyone will raise their hand and say “I WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL”. You go on to Social Media and you will find thousands of Quotes and Articles shared by Millions of People on What is the Success, How to Become Successful and What Success can bring to

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Success: A Journey Towards Supreme Salvation

Success: A Journey Towards Supreme Salvation

What is Success? A very Common Question but with very Different Answers because Success varies from Individual to Individual. Success has Completely different Connotations and Meanings for Each and Everybody. When I thought about writing this article, the first question that came to my mind was, “Am I Successful Enough to Write on Success? What have I achieved that Can be termed as Success? Or should I write Plainly on Success? Or Should I give

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The Path To Success : Doesnt Exist; You Have To Build It!

HOW TO DEFINE SUCCESS? Success…. This is something that is a very subjective topic, more so in the modern times. Each person will like as not will have a highly individual perception on this rather hot and debatable topic. There is no easy way to broach this topic; which makes writing some on this, a task of a very high order of complexity. More so, as the past 20 years have seen a huge explosion

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SUCCESS – AN ACCIDENT OR A SURE FIRE; A brief sketch!

SUCCESS – AN ACCIDENT OR A SURE FIRE! An article By Nitusmita Saikia We all know every human being aspire to be successful. This aspiration may germinate at the very beginning of life or at anytime of one’s inner self awakening. Important thing is that do we get success always or become successful? And if it is no, then why does it so? Before moving further on the subject, I would like to drag your

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WELCOME TO THE JOURNEY OF SUCCESS!

What drives every action of human being is the intention of achieving success in the outcome of that action.  Hence, a question like what success means is absurd.  There is not one single definition of success that could hold good for all. SUCCESS IS IMPORTANT TO EACH AND EVERYONE!  The decisive factor of how successful we perceive ourselves is how we relate to success! From the moment of our birth, success is important to us.  A

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Never Knew Why

I never knew what art is I may not know why I never felt what pain is When once I gave up on life It never seemed easy Until I failed a million times I didn’t know what smile is When once I barely survived I couldn’t dream of anything While I was walking empty miles I could speak a few words When once tears soaked in the pillow and dried I could  never learn

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CHOTI SI ASHA

Hi….I am chhoti A six year old Enjoying my after life On the red carpet rolled. Do you know my story The one I had on Earth? Then come, let me tell you Of my amazing birth. I was born after two boys To my mother as planned Like a drop of rain I fell With the help of God’s hand. No sooner did I arrive home I felt I was not due My mother

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A S(MILE) OF SUCCESS

      “Keep your face always toward the sunshine- and shadows will fall behind you” – Walt Whitman   As I pondered on each word of the above quote, I was compelled to introspect thoroughly on the same. Basically, I tend to be positive and optimistic about life and its branching circumstances that lead us to challenging territories and spaces. What raised my perplexion though, was the fact that ‘SUNSHINE’ is not always available.

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SUCCESS : One Word Which Owns Whole World

SUCCESS : One Word Which Owns Whole World

️️️️️️️️️️मंज़िले कभी दूर नही होती अगर हौसला बुलंद हो ।  रास्ता अपने आप बनता है अगर इरादे मजबूत हो ।। माना कि सफलता बहुत बलिदान के बाद मिलती है ।  पर निष्फलता भी तो कहाँ मुफ्त में मिलती है ।। क्या है ये सफलता का राज वो सबको पता है ।  पर जान बुजके सब अनजान बने घूम रहे है ।। – हिरेन पटेल ️️️️️️️️️️I believe that after reading these lines, You must have got

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Transcendental Success

  What does success mean?   Earning more money? Getting a promotion? Getting more fame? Scoring better marks?   Well, this all is materialistic success that will stay with us today but might vanish tomorrow. For me what matters is the SPIRITUAL SUCCESS. You are successful when you learn to let go, when you outgrow your bonds.   A year back when I lost my mother, it seemed like life had come to a standstill

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Crafting Penguins To Solving Problems – It’s All Hidden In Art

Crafting Penguins To Solving Problems – It’s All Hidden In Art

Can problem-solving skills be nurtured? That’s a “yes” from me – and the “yes” comes after a lovely artsy morning that my daughter and I spent creating a miniature snow town from scrap. Cotton swabs, paints, paper rolls, glue, dried shells, old newspaper, medicine dropper caps and a shoe box cover made their way into our little world of art. We ideated and decided on the placement of objects in our miniature snow town and

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WANDERLUST TO WOADWAKENS

A warm hi, to all my wanderlust readers. I was super excited when I sat down to write this article on travel which is straight out from my heart and is laden with experiences. I have always been wanderlust at mind, heart and soul since childhood. My father had always imbibed a powerful reading culture in my family. So rather than playing with dolls and toys, I spent my time reading books. While reading all

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THE SACROSANCT OF THE SUCCESS SORBET

SUCCESS. The word itself sends chills and thrills in our hearts and butterflies buzzing in our stomachs. Every creature existing on our planet wants to be successful, either for survival or for victory. Have we all ever noticed that a tiny creature like an ant also wants to be successful. We may have a fleeting thought in our minds that why does an ant want to be successful. Of course an ant has to be

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Success: Difficult to attain, harder to sustain

Success: Difficult to attain, harder to sustain

 A school girl had to take part in the recitation competition of the school. She had taken all efforts to memorize the poem, recited it several times in her room alone, to her dad, to her sister, to her friend and in front of the mirror. The poem “No Men Are Foreign” by James Kirkup was a beautiful one based on the theme of universal goodwill, which holds true even today. On Saturday, the recitation

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Success Saga – The thing about Success

Success Saga – The thing about Success

    If there was ever a formula for success, or a sure fire approach, human race would have self-decimated itself long time ago. And thank God, for that.   And yet, Success by no means, is entirely a freak accident or a ‘stroke of luck’. If it was, our “Places of Worship” would be fuller and our “Places of Work” would be emptier. Thank God for that too.   Many successful folks before us,

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Enlightenment is the path to success

Ultimate Success is ‘Enlightenment ‘. Ultimate path is build by many Tremendous Success in life.   We all know ultimate success of our soul journey is to get enlightment. Before enlightment our soul need to find out its actual purpose on the earth. We carry many desire, dreams in our heart but struggle hard to fulfill it. This journey of enlightment comes through with the completion of many tremendous Success. The word Success has different

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LAUNCH OF “DELETE, LOGOFF & SHUTDOWN CORRUPTION” BY DR. KIRAN BEDI

LAUNCH OF “DELETE, LOGOFF & SHUTDOWN CORRUPTION” BY DR. KIRAN BEDI

LAUNCH OF “DELETE, LOGOFF & SHUTDOWN CORRUPTION” BY DR. KIRAN BEDI AT RAJ NIWAS, PUDUCHERRY “If a country has to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference they are the father, the mother and the teacher.”  – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Spark has already set its standards high by launching its first book, “SOUL SOJOURN” (edited by Ms.

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Challenges in the time of digital addiction

Challenges in the time of digital addiction

Digitisation has permeated every urban household and workplace today. The services it provides in daily life make digitisation indispensable to people of all lifestyles. Higher the socio-economic status of the individual greater the reliance on digitisation and the associated paraphernalia. There is no doubt that digitisation is the most talked about and most sought after phenomenon today.

While the benefits of digitisation have become the way of life, the growing challenges of addiction to the digital world are under scrutiny. Primarily I would point out that it unwise to introduce anything “bang on” on the society and expect the next morning to see everyone transported to the digital world, performing digital operations and living happily ever after. The reality is the limitations have to be conceded. We should not allow ourselves to be carried away by its mighty sweep and the havoc it can do to the society. The challenges of digitisation are at various levels of the society:

1.Individual

2.Community and Nation.

  1. Individual challenges: Digitisation has come up with a new way to divide our society; based on the perception of whether people are tech-challenged or tech-savvy. Those who speak about their inability to use technology are considered obsolete and even irrelevant today. This is creating a gulf between individuals, especially in families where the communication gap between parents and children are widening.The technically smart individuals regard themselves as a superior class and the rest as inferior beings at their mercy. A large part of our society in India is illiterate in terms of technology especially our older citizens. They have lived a life of restricted spending, freedom, display of emotions, and access to many of the luxuries of life in order to provide for the families. They tried to save every bit to be able to build a house somewhere so that they could have a respectable old age and not be dependent on anybody. They aspired to be role models to their children and grandchildren. However, this digitisation has put a hard blow on their self-esteem. They tend to believe their life’s worth is redundant because they cannot use a smart phone or withdraw their own earnings at an ATM. I have seen people’s hand shiver when they are pressing the ATM buttons. I have myself helped many who are struggling. Their feel dejected because they cannot keep up with the pace of the world of their loved grand children. It is the same story in banks, reservation decks, hospitals, transportation or shopping centres. The digital world is merciless towards their incompetency. Does that mean we stop digitisation? Absolutely no. However, it is imperative to allow for a phase of transition that gradually allows people to move from traditional to a digital system especially in daily and frequently visited places by our senior citizens. Help desks in public places to help such people without passing a judgement on their ability to carry out simple tasks digitally will go a long way in creating a willingness towards accepting the change. The people in general also have the onus to accept that things are changing and they have to flow with the tide and they are more likely to do so when they do not feel like an outcast or a leftout part of the society.
  2. Community and Nation: In India, vast majority of the population has been historically living in small communities. However, with digitisation penetrating into these quiet, serene habitats, the community values are under attack because the younger demographic is getting addicted to the digital world. Thus, the compact form of lives move towards scattered, highly populated, competitive towns where the sense of community diminishes. This poses number of problems. The temptations of city life force the villagers to live in slums, work hard to earn their living and be perpetually haunted by insecurities, and, at times, their ignorance leads to their exploitation by antisocial elements. They spend more of their earnings in procuring smart phones, amazon prime, Netflix and other connections etc. No facility is free. All conveniences for ease of doing work have a price. A very heavy cost a person pays as he logs on to a digital platform is that he loses individuality, his personal data is shared by all and he feels his fate is being determined by huge forces beyond his control. You are being watched. Another important challenge is the mammoth budget and expenses on digitisation being incurred by the Government. Huge amounts are then spent on upgradation of technologies, which in itself is an unending process. We have to create a balance on spending especially in a country like India where poverty is on the increase, housing, farm, education and medical sectors are in need of great chunks of money as well. Further, the manufacturing or assembly of some of the basic components are the monopoly of a few organisations in the world and thus the whole activity has become an import based system leading to growing international debt along with international dependence. The massive procurement of latest armaments are also a part of digitisation where a press of button can lead to destruction of an entire colony of enemy by surgical strikes. People make heavy sacrifices by way of taxes in the name of national security.

All said and done, digitisation cannot be stopped but keeping in view the high cost incurred on it we must take into account what benefits have been specifically envisaged for the public living far away in our distant villages or small towns. Probably none major to date. Except for using WhatsApp, Facebook for personal jokes, seeing movies or sharing selfies. Banking has the digitized presence but lots need to be done. The challenge ahead is thus to use the digitization not to drive youth to the already overcrowded cities, but to create employment opportunities and social security for the populations in villages and stay back there and contribute to the  economic activity in- situ.

 The first step therefore may be to not allow megaprojects near the metropolitans. New industrial townships may be formed near the villages and small towns.  Employment of local, eligible youth may be encouraged. This might need giving proper training to these youth but the expenditure would seem to be well spent. Even administrative decentral-ization can take place. Tendency to concentrate all administrative offices in the capital and spend lavishly on its beauty and modern facilities thereby neglecting other areas must be reduced. The lure of big cities can be checked if life in villages and small towns is also made attractive digitally. Full utilization or nearest fulfillment to it can be achieved if Govt. starts public works in rural areas on big scale to build community assets, digitization of agriculture especially consultation of farmers with agricultural experts for crop production and later sale of agricultural produce thus can make e agriculture remunerative. Village industries and crafts need to be given a boost by linking artisans to the buyers thus enabling them to have access to markets and get good bargains for their products.

 The major role can be played by premium educational institutions if they can have students enrolled in online courses of equal weightage as the campus courses so that worthy students are not left out of the mainstream. They can have part of their education online and for practical training can join their counterparts in the Institutions. It is in the interest of the nation that rural labour should be absorbed in villages or neighbouring towns where there is no overcrowding and civic amenities need to be made self-sufficient and ample. Mahatma Gandhi rightly said that villages must be made autonomous and self-sufficient as far as possible.

 Digitisation in the field of medicine is of utmost importance. This would enable a villager to consult a doctor of premium hospital and get his primary treatment at the village itself. They would be needed to go to the city hospitals only for major disorders or highly specialised treatments thereby reducing their expenditure .

 A community becomes only a conglomeration of individuals if the basic condition of civilised existence cannot be provided because the market mechanism does not ensure them. It is within the power of man to create a healthy environment for the human race. What is needed is readjustment of social and moral values and to align it in an orderly way with the technical advances like digitisation.

Nevertheless, the limitations of any new technology also need to be kept in mind and not allow ourselves to be carried away by its mighty sweep. We need to have smart cities, smart villages but more important we need to have smart individuals who know when to use digitisation and when to just value the beauty of sunrise or sunset, or of a captivating rainbow or a lovely rose! 

Otherwise, we will end up creating robots…able to handle errands from home with a touch of button but not enjoy and value the essence of life.

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Fresh assessment

Fresh assessment, written by Rajababu on 28th Mar 03   While I was devouring your torrid looks, You were blissfully unaware of my ugliness, How well I knew that you ignored me so!!! Yet, I kept savouring the thoughts of Tender, future, togetherness, alas, never to be!!!   The insomnia of love, keeps me sleepless, How I wish you could lull me into sleep, Little did I then realize that the diurnal, Realities, were the

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