59 AS A TEETOTALER!

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To resolve and to execute something others do not venture
Needs   deep thinking, will power and God’s grace indeed in good measure!!
Not taking coffee, tea is something of this genre and that too at
Twenty one after accustomed for more than a decade sure great!

After listening to an illuminating obiter dicta
Like observation by a great spiritual head KANCHI ACHARYA
On December twenty second of Nineteen Sixty as a final
Year college student of Alagappa College, Karaikudi
Decided to give up my much cherished coffee tea from the following
Sankaranthi day on Fourteenth January Ninety Sixty One!
And today I am FIFTY NINE as a  teetotaler absolute
Though several years spent in cold climate like OOTY and Bikaner!

Managing with milk or butter milk depending on availability
It all depends on one’s will power for a marketing man especially
I was for a major slot of service in Life Insurance Corporation
Much to the delight of colleagues leading to their appreciation!

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NATIONAL YOUTH DAY-12th January

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There was a great Swami born on Twelfth January Eighteen Sixty Three
Who loved the youth of India, hoped for a strong India on their shoulders!
He was a true luminary,  enlightened the western world about Hinduism.
Ardent disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa and a major force

In the revival of Hinduism in India. He pushed for national integration in
Colonial India, and his famous Chicago speech in Eighteen Ninety Three Remains
As the greatest: “Brothers and Sisters of America”! His main objective was to promote rational thinking among the youth, the future of the country.

It expected of the youth to rise to the occasion, fight for the right and
Channel their inner energies, just like Swami Vivekananda would have
Functions are organised in schools and colleges, where the young minds are. Speeches, music, Recitation and essay-writing competitions, yogasanas, are held on this day.Students are encouraged to tap into their spirituality.
Let us pay our homage to that great soul on this holy day!

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10th JANUARY-NATIONAL CUT YOUR ENERGY COSTS DAY.

Raising cost of living is a phenomenon unfortunate on earth
Affecting all on earth in one way or the other all over!
Rich or poor-most affected are the low income and middle income
People! Food, shelter, clothing, power nothing excluded!None left out!

Winter or summer- winter for heaters and summer for fans and air conditioners
Electric Energy is a must! It costs enormous-thermal, solar, wind all cost!
Today Tenth January is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day!
A long cold winter, and we are still living under the weight of heating bills.

We wonder if there’s a way to break away from such high bills while not having
To live in our house like we are out in the cold? This Day is an opportunity
To take a look at our life and our home, and find ways of reducing how much energy
We are using. this is our chance to address the year ahead for reducing Energy Cost..

“KINDLY SWITCH OFF THE ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES WHEN NOT IN USE”

“Conservation of Electrical energy is in the interest of the Nation”

TIME WASTED IS TIME LOST!

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In a daily sheet  calendar this morning I came across words
Of GEM: In our short span of life let us not waste time great indeed!
I recollect  my poem scribbled years ago which I recollect
And reproduce here below:

Oh Mortals! Time and tide waits for none
So never treat time that flees as fun
Life is short, love is long and so love all
Love knows not young or old and short or tall!

Life is short, death sneaks in at its sweet will
So, do things right, speak things kind, make life still
With peace and poise, joy and health all the time
Serving poor, helping old, be your pastime!

Beware life is precious, time is precious
Never waste life, lest sure it goes vicious
Fritter not life, waste not time, don’t compare
Pleasures the idle have that bring despair!

Sing in praise of timeless God and time full life
Lead life with grace to serve all and God sans strife!

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BYE TWENTY NINETEEN!

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That is the LAW of TIME and Nature ordained by the Lord Almighty- Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient! Seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years to blossom and pass on yielding place to new! In the last of the TEENs we are in! Hardly less than seventy hours to say BYE to TWENTY NINETEEN and extend a HEARTY WELCOME to the great TWENTY TWENTY!  Shortest version of the Game in cricket has come to stay! People have no patience and time to watch 5 day-long Test matches, nor FIFTY-FIFTY!!!!!This week’s Sunday Story on the above theme- once a year experience! I am sure it will be well received by my esteemed readers. A year gone by nd the one to blossom -a mixed basket of good and not so good!

Already warnings have appeared in several forums!

The complex El Nino weather pattern that can bring disastrous heavy rainfall and long droughts to countries around the Pacific — from Peru to Indonesia and Australia — will probably emerge again in 2020, researchers have predicted.

An international team of scientists forecast an 80% chance next year of an El Nino, which occurs when sea-surface temperatures rise substantially above normal in the east-central Equatorial Pacific.

This week they said their model — which uses an algorithm that draws on analysis of links between changing air temperatures at a network of grid points across the Pacific region — could predict an El Nino at least a year ahead.

“Conventional methods are unable to make a reliable ‘El Nino’ forecast more than six months in advance. With our method, we have roughly doubled the previous warning time,” said co-developer Armin Bunde, a physicist at Germany’s Justus Liebig University Giessen.

The term El Nino, meaning “boy child” in Spanish, was first used in the 19th century by fishermen in Peru and Ecuador to refer to the unusually warm waters that reduced their catch just before Christmas, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

The phenomenon occurs every two to seven years and typically lasts for 9 to 12 months, often beginning mid-year and peaking between November and January.

Another warning:

Friends, while writing a date in upcoming year 2020 (especially in financial transactions), we should write that in its full format, e.g. 31/01/2020 and not as 31/01/20.,bcoz anyone can change it to 31/01/2000 or 31/01/2099 or in between any year to his/her convenience, just by adding last two digits to it.

This problem will persist only this year. So be cautious about this.

Don’t write and also don’t accept it while receiving any documents.

 

This very day, the last week of the year– and as we sit and ponder on the days gone by & the Spring & summer ahead, presents our greatest opportunity.

To start on a new journey.

To be a lion not a sheep.

To walk with giants versus among the meek.

To celebrate our best instead of succumbing to the worst.

To lift others up versus tear others down.

To pour creativity, mastery, courage and light into a world aching for marks of heroism.

So let us step up. Release all chains. Dispel all doubts. Start our dream project And change the world.

We are responsible for no less.

Let us stay blessed forever.

Important events in India in 2019:

January

2 January – Government approves merger of Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank with Bank of Baroda.

3 January – Rajya Sabha Passes National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill.[2]

4 January – Arunima Sinha becomes world’s first woman amputee to scale Mount Vinson.]

7 January – Centre clears 10 per cent quota for economically weak in general category.

February

14 February – Pulwama attack: A convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a suicide bomber near Pulwama District, Jammu and Kashmir.

21 – 25 February – 2019 Assam alcohol poisonings: At least 168 people died after consuming poisonous liquor and more than 300 admitted in hospitals in Jorhat and Golaghat districts.

26 February – 2019 Balakot airstrike was carried out by Indian air force crossing the Line of Control directed against a terrorist training camp.

March

27 March – India becomes 4th nation to have Anti-satellite missile.[5]

April]

11 April – Voting for the 2019 Indian general election began

May

3 May – Cyclone Fani arrives on the coast of Odisha

23 May – Counting and declaration of results for the 2019 Indian general election. Narendra Modi secures landslide victory.

24 May – Surat Fire Tragedy; 22 Deaths and 17 Non-fatal injuries.

30 May – Narendra Modi takes oath as 14th Prime Minister of India.

July]

July 19 – Vidisha Baliyan becomes the first Indian to be crowned as Miss Deaf World after winning the Miss Deaf World 2019

July 23 – ISRO launches India’s second mission to moon chandrayaan 2

July 30 – India bans triple talaq.

August]

August 5

Article 370 and Article 35A revoked from Constitution of India that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Government also bifurcates Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh into separate Union Territories.

Schools and Colleges are shut down in Pune, Mumbai, Nashik in Maharashtra due to floods.

August 7 – Over 1.32 lakh peoples are evacuated in Sangli and Kolhapur districts of Maharashtra state due to heavy rains.

August 16 – Millions of residents in Jammu and Kashmir still have no communication with the outside world, eleven days after the Government of India imposed restrictions on August 5 Meanwhile, 11 deaths (3 Pakistani soldiers, 6 Indian soldiers, 2 Pakistani civilians) have been reported in the Kashmir region.[

August 17 – Fire broke out in Emergency Ward of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. No casualties reported.

August 22 – Former Finance minister P Chidambaram is arrested by CBI under INX media scam charges after 27 hours long drama.

September]

September 5 – Erramatti Mangamma becomes the world’s oldest living mother after giving birth to twins.

September 6 – Chandrayaan-2, India’s second lunar partially successful. Vikram, the lander, crashes into the surface of the moon.

September 16 — Jammu & Kashmir National Conference president Farooq Abdullah is arrested under the Public Safety Act (PSA), a law that allows detention without trial for two years.[11]

September 22 — U.S. president Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi address 50,000 Indian Americans at the Howdy, Modi: Shared Dreams Bright Feature rally in NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.[12]

October]

October 24 – India and Pakistan sign a memorandum of understanding opening the Kartarpur Corridor for visa-free border crossings, allowing Indian citizens to visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Sikh shrine.

October 31 – Jammu and Kashmir (union territory) and Ladakh (union territory) will come in effect.

November]

November 9 – India’s Supreme Court rules in favor of Hindu over ayodhya temple.

November 27 – 2019 Hyderabad gang rape

 

The year it was a mixed box. Let us ring in the New Year 2020 to bring greater peace and prosperity, health and happiness all over the world.

This much is for this week’s Sunday story last for the year 2019. We shall meet tomorrow as usual and till then happy times –current year to go and new year to blossom!

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GOOD GOVERNANCE DAY December 25th

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For achieving success on earth, among other factors most important
Is GOVERNANCE- GOOD GOVERNANCE-at all levels-personal or of home
Or Office or Society, nation or education everywhere
Sans GOOD GOVERNANCE success can be only by luck or fortune!

Good governance needs high quality thoughts,words and deeds at all levels
Thinking, Planning, Budgeting, execution, finance, communication!
Twenty Fifth December yesterday was our Good Governance Day
We had good Governance right from independence in Nineteen Forty Eight.

Good Governance Day- the birth anniversary of former-Prime Minister
Atal Bihari Vajpayee. established in Two Thousand Fourteen to honor him
By fostering awareness among the people of accountability in government.
Unfortunately we see how observed at State and Central levels.

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International Migrants Day December 18th.

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In a way all the people all over the world are migrants only
We were born and died several times in the past- migrated from one life
To another- may be American I was in my previous birth
And now in this birth an Indian-migrated from America!

International Migrants Day is today the Eighteenth December
Observed in accordance with Resolution of the United Nations
General Assembly, adopted in December Two Thousand.
International Convention was for the Protection of the Rights
Of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.
For dissemination of information on human rights and fundamental
Political freedom of migrants, and for the protection of migrants.
Let us on this day save and serve the migrants in all possible means!

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