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November 2017

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हा:हा:हा: कारम् कारणे…

मीठ आणि अश्रू

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कालच्या लोकसत्ता मध्ये “मीठ आणि अश्रू” नावाचा एक वाचनीय लेख प्रसिद्ध झाला. पोलंडमधील तेराव्या शतकात शोध लागलेली मिठाची प्रचंड खाण.. या खाणीची सफर करताना आलेले अनुभव, जाणवलेल्या गोष्टी या लेखात सांगितल्या आहेत.

अजून एक रंजक बाब म्हणजे इंग्रजीमधील Salary (वेतन) या शब्दाचे मूळ ह्या पोलंडमधील खाणीत आहे.

आज जरी मीठ सहजी उपलब्ध असलं तरी त्याकाळी मीठ हा एक मौल्यवान पदार्थ होता. सबंध युरोपला मांस टिकवण्यासाठी मिठाची अत्यंत गरज होती. रोमन शिपायांना मिठाच्या स्वरूपात पगार दिला जात असे. ‘सॅलरी’ हा शब्द लॅटिन ‘salarium- सॉल्टी वेजेस’ अशा अर्थाने उपयोगात आणत.

ह्यातूनच सॅलरी हा शब्द रूढ झाला.

मराठी आणि भारतीय संस्कृती मध्ये मिठाला फार महत्व आहे. कृष्ण आपल्या पत्नीला “तू मला मिठाइतकी प्रिय आहेस” असं म्हणाला होता, अशी एक कथा माझी आजी सांगायची. त्याचा मतितार्थ हा होता की मीठ जसे आपल्या जीवनाचा अविभाज्य भाग आहे तशीच तू आहेस.

महात्मा गांधींनी सविनय कायदेभंगाची सुरवात करताना देखील मिठाची निवड केली आणि “दांडीयात्रा” घडली. कारण मीठ हा भारतीय जीवनाचा अविभाज्य भाग आहे.

पोलंड मधील मिठाच्या खाणींवरचा लेख वाचताना जाणवले की मीठ फक्त भारतीयच नाही तर जागतिक स्तरावर सर्वसामान्यांच्या जीवनाचा भाग आहे.

P.S: पोलिश भाषेतील चित्रपटात सुद्धा “मैने तुम्हारा नमक खाया है…” छाप संवाद असतील का?

Try This Personality Test

I took this personality test and got following result:

https://www.idrlabs.com/18-82-55-45-55-45-45-55/result.php

I have seen similar tests before. In my opinion what these tests do is that they try to gauge your present state of being – and not the personality.

For example, if I write the same test again tomorrow when I could be in a different state of mind, I might answer few questions differently.

I would like to try such tests at different times and then see if they can go beyond the present state of being and can really dig into personality.

Maybe they can.

P.S: Just wondering if these tests can identify (in a single run) people with a split personality 🙂

Remembering my grandfather…

17/11/17

Today is Birth Centenary of my late grandfather…he was one of my first and major influences and remains so till date. Remembering the fond memories and good lessons from the time I spent with him!

आज माझ्या (कै.) आजोबांचा १०० वा वाढदिवस आहे… माझ्यावर प्रभाव टाकणाऱ्या अगदी सुरुवातीच्या आणि महत्वाच्या व्यक्तींपैकी ते एक होते…आजही आहेत. त्यांच्या खूप चांगल्या आठवणी आणि शिकवण आजही माझ्याबरोबर आहेत…

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Good Read: I AM NOT AN EXPERT, I AM EXPERIENCED.

I came across this post on LinkedIn and liked it; so thought of sharing here (with due credit)

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I AM NOT AN EXPERT, I AM EXPERIENCED.

I see so many people label themselves as a Thought Leader, Expert & Guru on LinkedIn. Lord knows how many #1 authors are on this site. Good for them! Congrats on their hard work & achieving their goals.

I am none of the above.

Write a book? I can’t even color in a coloring book. I color as if i am blind-folded. Never in the lines.

Thought leader? Naw, not me. My thoughts are my own. I’m not trying to sell my thoughts & ideas. My thoughts are what I have seen over the years & my conclusions.

Influencer? I can’t even get my daughter to clean her room. That’s how much influence I have on people.

Expert? Never will be & never want to be. To me, expert means you have decided to quit learning because you have nothing else to learn.

All I am is experienced. I have learned from bad experiences & from good experiences. All I do is write posts from all of my experiences. I do not claim to be anything but honest & realistic.

My goal with my posts is that I hope someone can take something I write about & apply it in their private and professional life.

I want to thank everyone for their support of my posts. I want to thank everyone that have agreed/disagreed with what I have written.

You are the experts, I am the student.

written by Jay Jensen (LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jay-jensen-45b88686 )

 

अजूनही… दाटून कंठ येतो…

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झी मराठी सारेगमप आणि कलर्स मराठी सूर नवा ध्यास नवा – दोन्ही संगीताचे कार्यक्रम एकाच दिवशी आणि एकाच वेळेस सुरु. Interesting! हे collusion शिवाय शक्य नाही. कारण आधी बरीच तयारी केलेली असणार. बहुतेक वातावरण निर्मिती साठी दोन्ही कार्यक्रम एकत्र करणेच फायदेशीर असेल…

 

बरोबर १० वर्षांपूर्वी २००७ मध्ये झी मराठी सारेगमप लिटिल चॅम्प्स हा कार्यक्रम झाला. तेव्हाच्या खूप चांगल्या आठवणी आहेत. कारण ती माझ्यादेखील एका रम्य अनुभवाची सुरुवात होती.

 

आत्ता हे कार्यक्रम बघताना त्या अनुभवाची, व्यक्तीची खूप खूप आठवण झाली, होत आहे!

 

Feeling choked… 😦

 

विसरायचा अनेक महिन्यांचा प्रयत्न…एका आठवणीनी कोलमडून पडतोय.

 

खूप खूप आनंदात रहा… stay blessed! You deserve all the happiness and smiles!

 

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For all Hindi movie songs buffs

You will like this if you are a Hindi movie songs buffs…

7 Songs with similar Tune 🎼…but based on different ragas (that’s what a friend told me. I have no knowledge to confirm it)…That’s the beauty of our film music.

You may also like this:

Chronicles of plagiarism in Hindi film music industry
Hindi songs copied or influenced from some other song

 

Demonetization anniversary

Today is the first anniversary of #Demonetization in India. And the nation is divided vertically on whether it was a disaster or it was a divine act. You cannot be in the middle, you have to have a position. And based on that you will be labelled and attacked/trolled/criticized or revered/hailed/saluted.

Here are few articles I am reading currently:

The Economist Article

Demonetisation’s Economic Impact: $15 Billion On 3 Vital Sectors

A year after demonetisation, its effects have still not been quantified

But black money is not kept under the pillow: Pronab Sen of IGC India

An Account Of India’s Attempts To Curb The Black Economy, And Why They Don’t Work

The stated objectives of #Demonetization were:

  1. To curb black money – unsuccessful. Because all cash is not black money. And black cash is a flow and not stock. We should have focused on Black Wealth.
  2. To stop terrorist funding – unsuccessful. It may have reduced terror funding for a while; but during last one year new currency notes were seized from terrorists
  3. To move India towards less-cash economy – only partially successful. Because of very low base, there was initial jump in Digital transactions (when expressed as %, it looked even bigger), but that has stabilized or is slowly declining.
  4. Ravi Shankar Prasad, the union minister has invented another illogical and nonsense “benefit” of demonetization yesterday. Check below news reportDemo5

 

On downside, there was tremendous chaos. Almost 150 people died while standing in queues. Standing in queues was hailed as a badge of patriotism. This caricature summarizes that thought well.

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Economy contracted drastically – this was further accentuated by poorly executed GST implementation. The cash is back at the previous levels. Instead of 500/1000, we have 2000 rupee notes – so black cash can be stashed even more conveniently. And yes, there is no chip in 2000 rupee note!

Government is going all out and deploying several ministers, MPs and media agents to “celebrate” this day as “Anti Black Money Day”. This is like adding insult to injury. Nobody is favoring black money. But that cannot justify the illogical and ill-planned step that Demonetization was.

And there were rumors that today the PM might announce another “masterstroke” move – against Benami property (illegal/unaccounted property). Well, you can only keep calm and wait till 8 PM today for another “Mitron…” moment. Till then, happy Demonetization anniversary – in whichever way you choose to observe it…

P.S.: Don’t forget that today is also birthday of BJP Marga Darshak L. K. Advani! Born on 8th Nov 1927.

P.P.S: For Marathi people, आज पु ल देशपांडे यांचा देखील जन्मदिवस आहे (८-नोव्हेंबर-१९१९)

 

 

 

 

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