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आज तिचा फोन आला…

आज तिचा फोन आला…

शब्दाऐवजी हुंदक्याचा आवाज आला …

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स्वतःला सावरून ती म्हणाली –

” अरे माझे लग्न ठरले “…

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ती सावरली , पण तो ढासळला , आणि मग

दोघांच्या असावांपुढे

पावसाचा वर्षाव कमी वाटू लागला …

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शब्द सर्व हवेत विरले…

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ती म्हणाली ” माफ करशील ना मला “…

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तो म्हणाला ” माफी कसली मागतेस

अपराध्यासारखी

कर्तव्य पूर्ती करून आई बाबांचा मान राखालास

तू …

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” या जन्मी नाही तर पुढच्या जन्मी होशील

नक्की माझी ”

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ऐकून ती म्हणाली ” आठवणीत

आणि हृदयाच्या कोपर्यात असशील नेहमी”

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धीर धरून त्याने फोन ठेवला

” कुणाला अश्रू दिसू नये म्हणून पावसात जाऊन

तो रडत बसला “.

रडता रडता तो म्हणाला….

गेली एकदाची कटकट…

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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?

Remembering my grandfather…

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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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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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Demonetization anniversary eve

 

This is what Dr. Manmohan Singh had said about Demonetization in Rajya Sabha – monumental mismanagement! A case of organized loot and legalized plunder…!

He had predicted a fall of 2% GDP and he was largely right!

 

Rs. 2000 currency note was supposed to have a chip, according to this Aaj Tak report!

https://twitter.com/athif/status/927780658709192705

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Here is the latest interview of Dr. Manmohan Singh on the anniversary of #Demonetization

https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/2017/11/06/demonetisation-manmohan-singh-to-narendra-modi-on-economy-inequality-jobs-formalisation-rbi-digital

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If you want to see how the “brain behind demonetization” Mr Anil Bokil spoke a different tune before and after demonetization watch these two interviews (in Marathi).

Anil Bokil interview just after Demonetization was announced

Anil Bokil interview after Demonetization was confirmed to have failed, after RBI statistics

नोटाबंदी खरेच फसली का? अनिल बोकील यांची एक्स्क्लुझिव्ह मुलाखत

See difference in his body language and confidence; how defensive he gets in the second interview.

More than 100 people died standing in queues. Huge visible/tangible negative impact on Economy. What was achieved? How much of it is sustainable? Was Demonetization worth it? Who takes the responsibility and accountability for this monumental blunder?

What I learnt from Software Programming

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I came across this interesting article “10 Basic Programming Principles Every Programmer Must Follow” and it made me write this blog which I had been contemplating for a long long time. The article talks about best practices in coding, but what I want to write about is what I learnt from Software Programming in general and how I related those concepts with outside world or other real-life matters.

I graduated as a Mechanical Engineer and was placed in a leading Indian software company through campus interviews. The interview process consisted of solving mathematical puzzles during a written test, and solving more puzzles during interview! I couldn’t have asked for more! I did fairly well and was happy that I got to know few new puzzles. I also thought that that’s what they did in software programming – solving puzzles using a computer program! Well, not in the places where I worked later on…

Since my joining was few months away, and I had no background in Software Programming, I joined a prestigious course by C-DAC called Diploma in Advanced Computing. The course was rigorous and well-designed (was at par with Computer Engineering or more advanced, in some areas) and the faculty was really good!

We started with “C” language and learnt about Data structures and database queries and implemented using C – usual popular exercises such as sorting a list (Bubble Sort, Quick Sort), finding prime number, palindrome, creating a calendar, basic payroll processing etc.

The first learning was that C was a procedural language and not Object-oriented i.e. C program would run sequentially – the only way to jump the control was by calling a procedure (or a function or a routine), in which case the control would jump to that procedure, finish execution and then return back. But the flow was always fixed and only 1. This was a serious limitation – because real life things (or “objects”) are not sequential or linear in nature. Events don’t take place one at a time, many events happen “at once”. And events are inter-dependent on each other. So C was useful for doing a task or activity (e.g. calculating the compound interest, given rate of interest, number of months and principle amount) but it was not capable of “simulating” the real-world objects; and it was not capable of parallel processing or multi-tasking.

This led to learning “Object-oriented” programming! I learnt C++ and Java. But before that I learnt “Object Oriented Programming” Concepts. In nutshell, everything in the world consists of Objects – which have Properties (attributes or characteristics) and Methods (functions or behavior). For example, if you are reading this post you belong to a class = Human Being (hopefully you are not a machine or a humanoid!) and you have properties such as Age, Gender, Height, Weight, Date of Birth, IQ (hopefully!) etc. and you have methods such as reading, smiling, scratching, frowning, sitting, standing, running, drinking etc.

You are an “instance” of class “Human Being” i.e. you are one living copy of the template called “Human Being”. There are 700 billion such instances! Then there are other classes such as “Cat”, “Dog”, “Donkey”, “Tree” etc. You interact with other instances of your class or other instances of other classes.

Remember, you cannot interact with a Class directly, because it doesn’t exist! You can interact with an instance of a class i.e. manifestation of an abstract concept called class into a real-world object. Does it sound like God (Class) and God-man or reincarnation of God as human (Object)? Well, it is…

Once you establish that the entire world is Object-Oriented, it seems so obvious that it is difficult to imagine why it was not thought of in the first place. Well, the answer again lies in a phenomenon you can observe in real world – evolution! Necessity is the mother of invention. Early programming languages were developed to add numbers and calculate interest amount and sort a list. They were meant to do stand-alone “tasks”. When you are at that level, you don’t have to have object-oriented view. And that’s how it was. As purpose and utility of computers expanded to solving business problems and automating business processes, the “object oriented” view emerged.

Then there was another revelation from the real-world understanding of Evolution – that species evolve from other species – or classes morph into other classes. Homo Sapien (today’s human) is a “descendant” of “neanderthals”, which in turn is a “descendant” of “monkey”. In other words, class Human Beings inherited genes from Neanderthals which in turn inherited genes from Monkeys. Inheritance! Another learning from the world which was adopted to Programming. The world is not only object-oriented, it consists of classes which are “inherited” from ancestors. You cannot exist as an isolated entity in this object-oriented world. Nothing can. Everything is in form of Class and Object.

So inheritance means copying. Or passing on the qualities (properties and methods) from Parent class to a Child class. But then what use is it if we are just copying the qualities from one generation to another? In real-world we “adapt”, we “mutate”. i.e. we “inherit” some qualities but then we give a new meaning to them! We retain some qualities as they were. And we may also drop some qualities if they are useless (the way humans dropped a tail).

This was incorporated in Object-oriented programming as “Polymorphism” – something existing in many forms. So a child class would not inherit certain quality from parent but would give new meaning to the same quality. For example, monkeys would use nails to protect themselves. Humans use it for nail painting! Same attribute, different meaning/use – that’s polymorphism.

Hey, but there is another interesting thing programmers learnt – that you can “invoke” parents’ quality whenever you want. Most of the times you would use nails for fashion – but on rare occasions you would use nails the way your ancestors did – for safety, or even for attacking! Programmers quickly figured out that it is a useful mechanism – which we give new meaning to inherited qualities, we should also have access to its old meaning, if need be! This is achieved through “overloading/overriding”. You override the current meaning/utility of nails and invoke ancestral utility (Animal Instinct!)

That’s brief learning from Object-oriented programming.

Then I learnt about Databases and database structures. Relational databases and structures/unstructured data, and database query. In early days of Software Programming the focus was entirely on structured data and somehow trying to fit everything into structured data. You tied to classify everything as multiple structured data tables and created a “reference” or some unique identifier across these tables so that you can run database queries and fetch records. The emphasis was entirely on keeping things sorted or “sorting” things at run time. But the effort and time taken to achieve it increases exponentially as database grows!

This was another big learning for me. And the vague learning, understanding I had was cemented when I recently read a book called “Algorithms to live by”. I briefly mentioned it during one of my earlier blog post.

The sorting time and computation effort increases exponentially when the data size increases. This understanding needs no proof. It is inculcated on us to be “organized”, to keep things neat and clean and always in sorted manner. And we do try hard (some not so hard, but they do try). The problem is, it is simply impossible to do it as number of objects to be sorted increases. Mathematically, effort increases exponentially.  So after a point we tend to give up (even the best ones who really want to keep things tidy).

The same was the case with early years of programming. Computing power was increasing rapidly (Moore’s Law) and it was outpacing the increase in data by huge margin (because the records were generated manually – through data entry). However, with advent of Internet the “good sorting boy” broke down. All of a sudden, the entire world became data entry operators. And to make matters worse, they were generating unstructured data – a kind of data which cannot be fit into structured table (Key-Value pair) – for example, free text or text and and image etc.

And that is when programming world turned their attention to “searching” rather than “sorting”.

Searching is for lazy people. If you don’t keep things sorted you would end up searching for it when you need them. And that was considered as a bad quality. You would be considered unorganized, lazy, inefficient if you didn’t know where was your car key or mobile charger. And simplest way to overcome that was to be organized, be process-oriented, follow some structure and rules – exactly like “structured database and sorting” approach.

But what if you had an amazing knack of “searching” anything that you wanted in almost zero time? You need not be organized, or follow a process/rules. You can leave things anywhere and retrieve any time you want! That’s what “search algorithms” did! With Google search and other search engines you could leave things unsorted and search when needed. And you could search on unstructured data as well!

When a tidy, organized, careful person suddenly becomes untidy, unorganized, care-free, that’s called paradigm shift in his personality. You can no longer apply same rules/constraints. In programming world, it is called change of Architecture!

In last few years the architecture has completely changed – what started as Standalone (everything on same machine), then Two-tier (client-server), then three-Tier (Client-middle ware – server), has now evolved into multi-Tier and multi-component based Architecture. And this has transformed the programming languages as well. Core Java knowledge is still necessary; but not sufficient. Because there are so many layers built upon the core languages which deliver the programmes needed for current applications.

This brings me to my last learning – related to language and literature – and culture.

Before software programming I had learn Chess “notation”. I was also aware of musical “notations” – be it Tabla notation or synthesizer. But I had never paid attention to the word “notation” (as opposed to language).

Notation is used to describe the subject matter and to communicate within a limited scope. I can read notations of a Chess game and reconstruct or re-play the game. Musicians can read notations of a music peace and recreate the music. So notations can completely address the communication needs for that domain or subject. However, they are not meant for extending beyond their domain; and are thus incapable of expressing any other thought or emotion or message. In chess, “!” is used to describe an astonishing move. That’s it. You can not express “After this more the opponent was really taken aback and started sweating and went into depression”. Chess notation is not meant to do that. That’s job of “Language”. Language is the method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way.

In that sense, programming languages are not languages. They are merely notations meant for writing a program and converting it into executable. Words “script” or “code” are often used in computer programs. I feel those are more appropriate words. Anyways, we still call programming languages – be it C or C++ or VB or Java or .Net.

Here is my more deeper understanding. A language must evolve. It must adapt and adopt new words, new constructs and be relevant for the current need of communication. It must enable complete expression of thought/feelings. And we also need a “script” which can completely support the language. Sanskrit is supposed to be a rich language and Devnagari script is supposed to be complete and well-rounded. However it did not have the script or letters to express the pronunciation of words such as “water” or “match”. Devnagari script adopted or invented new characters to address that. वॉ in वॉटर and कॅ in कॅच are not part of original Devnagari script and were added when the need arose.

The same has happened and is happening to software programming. C was procedural, hence object-oriented languages came (C++, Java). They were not capable of addressing new Architecture, frameworks so new technologies (Web 2.0) emerged.

Some languages become popular among one particular community because they are good at the purpose the community is looking for. And it also shows how “evolved” these languages are, or how culturally relevant they are. For example, my mother tongue Marathi is really a rich and beautiful language! But it has not evolved or culturally fit with many new world objects, references. Do you simply adopt and embrace the established words or artificially create parallel words in your own language/script?

I recently read following awkward words in a Marathi article on Finance.

  • Fiat currency = आदिष्ठ मुद्रा
  • Negotiable instrument = पराक्राम्य दस्तऐवज
  • Counterpart (e.g. UK counterpart of India’s Finance Minister) = समपदस्थ

The Marathi words are really odd and tongue-twisters. Even for people who do not know either Marathi or English word, it is much easier to find and memorize English word because it is already commonplace. What’s the point in fabricating some far-fetched Marathi words? Just accept that your language has not evolved in this domain (Finance) and adopt what is a norm.

Thus Language also shows richness of culture in that specific domain. Marathi language, spoken by 75 million people stands at 19th most spoken language in the world. Hindi language spoken by 260 million people would be among top 5 or 7 in the world. Yet, both languages are very poor in terms of vocabulary for Medical Science, Advanced Finance and few other such subjects. It is better to learn them in English. Rather impossible to learn them in these languages.

English language has a prototype of words for many relations – “…in-law”. Father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, daughter-in-law, on-in-law, sister-in-law etc. When I learnt the English words I thought how individualistic and narrow-minded these people would be. In Marathi (and all Indian languages) we have different words for each of these relations. In fact we also have unique words for complex relations such as “your son’s wife’s father” (व्याही) or “your wife’s sister’s husband” (साडू).

This doesn’t mean that we Indians had nothing significant to do and we kept on inventing words for such odd relations. It only means that our family structure was so rich and close-knitted that there was need to have unique names for all such relations and identify and respect them separately. “In-laws”, in comparison, looked to me like a “catch all” exception! Shows the cultural bankruptcy of English family system.

The point is, it is nobody’s mandate to keep the language fresh and relevant (even if it is made mandate of someone or some department, it won’t happen). It can happen only through constant participation and contribution from the entire community; the need for adaptation and sense of belonging!

I no longer do “coding”, but the things I learnt from programming are immensely useful even today. It taught me to look at the world through a different lens!

P.S: There were couple of occasions when I remembered programming principles again – (1) while watching a movie and (2) while discussing a Marketing concept and a key Social issue in India. Will try to write about them in a separate blog some other day.

P.P.S.: Just read this wonderful quote; one more learning!

“We build our computer (systems) the way we build our cities: over time, without a plan, on top of ruins.” – EllenUllman

   

पु. ल. देशपांडे यांचे (कथित) स्फूट

हे स्फूट पु. ल. देशपांडे यांच्या नावाने सध्या प्रसारमाध्यमात फिरत आहे. माझ्या वाचनात तरी हे आलेले नव्हते, त्यामुळे खरे कोणी लिहीले आहे माहाती नाही…

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“ही लिंबू-पारवा कॉम्बिनेशनची साडी कशी वाटतिये?” बायकोनी विचारलं…

“लिंबू… आणि पारवा…? हे रंग आहेत…?” माझा प्रश्न…

“बरं, ही जाऊ दे… ती श्रीखंडी कशी आहे?”… बायकोचा प्रतिप्रश्न…

“श्रीखंडी?… नको… चिकट असेल…” मी उगाच विनोद मारायचा प्रयत्न केला…

पण त्यावर बायको आणि तिला उत्साहानं साड्या दाखवणारा सेल्समन दोघांच्या चेहऱ्यावरची सुरकुतीही हालली नाही…

“बरं, ते ही जाऊ दे…. चिंतामणी किंवा गुलबक्षी रंगात काही बघू का यंदा” बायकोनी विचारलं…

आता मला माझ्या अज्ञानाची प्रकर्षानं जाणीव व्हायला लागली…

जगात “ता ना पि हि नि पा जा” हे एवढेच सातच रंग असतात ही माझी पक्की समजूत होती आणि आहे…

त्यातल्याही, तांबड्या आणि नारंगीत किंवा निळ्या आणि जांभळ्यात मला पटकन फरक समजत नाही… या शिवाय पारवा हे रंगाचं नसून कबुतरासारख्या दिसणाऱ्या पक्ष्याचं नाव आहे अशी माझी अनेक वर्षं समजूत आहे…

हे सात रंग आणि सरधोपट पांढरा किंवा काळा हे रंग सोडले रंगांच्या इतर छटा एकतर मला ओळखता येत नाहीत किंवा काहीतरी वेगळं आहेच असं वाटलं तर त्यांची नावं मला समजत नाहीत…

माझा अजून एक प्रॉब्लेम म्हणजे, मला हिरवा रंग हिरवाच दिसतो, त्यातल्या कशाला पोपटी म्हणायचं, कशाला सी ग्रीन म्हणायचं आणि कशाला बॉटल ग्रीन हे कळत नाही… तेच निळ्या रंगाचं… निळा म्हणजे निळा… त्यात स्काय ब्लू कोणता आणि मोरपंखी कोणता याचंही मला आकलन होत नाही…

या शिवाय, “डाळिंबी” हा रंग नसून ते “मोसंबी” सारखं देशी दारूचं नाव असावं, “तपकिरी” हे तपकीरचं अन “शेवाळी” हे शेवाळ्याचं अनेक वचन असावं आणि मोतिया हे एखाद्या नबाबाघरच्या पांढऱ्या कुतियेचं नाव असावं अशीही माझी अनेक वर्षं समजूत होती…

पण बायको बरोबर साड्यांच्या दुकानात गेलं की या साऱ्या साऱ्या समजुतींना सुरुंग लागतो. अन या सुरुंगाच्या स्फोटातून लाल, तांबड्या, नारंगी, चिंतामणी, पिवळ्या आणि लिंबू रंगांच्या ज्वाला उसळायला लागून त्यातून राखाडी, पारवा, तपकिरी, किरमिजी रंगांच्या धुराचे लोट उसळायला लागतात…

असो. तर मी असा माझ्या अज्ञानाच्या गर्तेत गटांगळ्या घेत असतानाच बायकोचा पुढचा प्रश्न आला….

“ही केतकी रंगाची साडी कशी आहे? बघ ना… आमसुली काठ आहेत…”

आमसुली?” माझा शेवटचा प्रश्न असतो…

त्याकडे दुर्लक्ष करून बायको ती साडी अंगावर लपेटून आरशात स्वतःला न्याहाळायला लागते.

अन आपल्याला आवडलेली साडी अंगावर लपेटून आरशात स्वतःकडेच बघत असताना, तिच्या चेहऱ्यावर जो रंग उजळलेला दिसतो त्या रंगाचं नाव काय असावं याचा मी विचार करत बसतो…

– पु ल देशपांडे

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भयानक दरोडा – A lesson in management

भयानक दरोडा

हॉंगकॉंगमध्ये एका बँकेवर दारोडा पडला.

‘सगळ्यांनी मुकाट्याने जमिनीवर आडवे पडून रहा.

लक्षात ठेवा पैसा सरकारचा आहे पण जीव तुमचा आहे.’

दरोडेखारांनी ओरडून सांगताच

सर्वजण मुकाट्याने जमिनीवर आडवे झाले.

*याला म्हणतात ‘माईंड चेन्जिंग कन्सेप्ट’*

( *Mind Changing Concept* ) म्हणजेच माणसांच्या

सर्वसाधारण विचारांमधे बदल घडवण्याची

किमया.

त्यातील एक महिला कर्मचारी ‘अश्लील’ पद्धतीने आडवी

पडली होती. एक दरोडेखोर तिला ओरडून

म्हणाला,

‘मॅडम! जरा सभ्यपणे वागा. हा

दरोडा आहे, बलात्कार नाही.’

*याला म्हणतात व्यावसायिक रहाणे*

( *Being professional* ). आपल्या कामावर लक्ष केंद्रीत करा.

दरोडा टाकल्यावर दरोडेखोर लूट घेऊन घरी आले.

त्यातला ज्युनिअर दरोडेखोर, *जो एम.बी.ए. होता*

तो 6 वी पर्यंत शिकलेल्या

सिनियर दरोडेखोराला म्हणाला., ‘चला

आता आपण पैसे मोजायला लागूया!’ त्यावर

सिनिअर दरोडेखोर म्हणाला, ‘वेडा आहेस की

काय? हे पैसे मोजायला कित्येक तास लागतील.

जरा धीर धर. रात्री टी. व्ही.

वरच्या बातम्या बघ. तुला आपोआपच कळेल की

आपण किती लाखांचा दरोडा घातला आहे ते.’

*याला अनुभव म्हणजेच*

*‘एक्सपिरिअन्स’*

( *Experience* ) असे म्हणतात.

हल्ली कागदी पदव्यांपेक्षा अनुभव जास्त

महत्वाचा झाला आहे.

दरोडेखोर बँकेतून निघून गेल्यावर बँक मॅनेजर

सुपरवायझरला म्हणाला, ‘ताबडतोब

पोलिसांना फोन कर!’

सुपरवायझर म्हणाला ,

‘थोडे थांबा साहेब! *आपण आधीच बँकेच्या 70 लाख* *डॉलर्सवर डल्ला मारला आहे. त्यात अजून 10 लाख डॉलर्सची भर घालूया व मग पोलिसांना बोलवूया!’*

*याला म्हणतात ‘लाटेबरोबर पोहणे’*

( *Swim with the tide* ). म्हणजेच संकटाचे रुपांतर संधीत करून

स्वतःचा स्वार्थ साधून घेणे.

सुपरवायझर म्हणाला, ‘जर दर महिन्यात असा

दरोडा पडला तर काय मजा येईल!’

*याला म्हणतात ‘प्रॉयॉरिटी बदलणे’*

( *Changing priority*).

कारण ‘पर्सनल

हॅपिनेस’ हा तुमच्या ‘जॉब’ पेक्षा जास्त महत्वाचा असतो.

दुस-या दिवशी टी. व्ही. वर बातमी झळकली

की *बँकेवर 100 लाख डॉलर्सचा दरोडा पडला*.

पण ही बातमी ऐकून दरोडेखोर मात्र हैराण झाले.

कारण त्यांनी आणलेली कॅश परत परत मोजली. पण ती फक्त 20 लाख डॉलर्सच निघाली.

*मग 80 लाख डॉलर्स कुठे गेले?*

*खरी मेख काय आहे ते सिनियर दरोडेखोराच्या बरोबर लक्षात आहे.*

तो वैतागून म्हणाला, ‘आपण

जीवावर उदार होऊन दरोडा टाकला पण.

आपल्याला फक्त 20 लाख डॉलर्सच मिळाले.

पण

त्या बँक मॅनेजरने मात्र काहीही न करता 80

लाख डॉलर्स लाटले.

*खरे आहे माणसाने शिकले पाहिजे.नुसतेच दरोडेखोर न* *होता ‘सुशिक्षित दरोडेखोर’ व्हायला पाहिजे,’*

*याला म्हणतात ‘ज्ञान’ म्हणजेच* *‘नॉलेज’*

( *Knowledge*) ज्याची किंमत

सोन्यापेक्षाही जास्त असते.

तुमचे सोने नाणे

लोक पळवून नेऊ शकतात पण तुमचे ‘नॉलेज’ कुणीच

पळवून नेऊ शकत नाही.

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“भाव” तसा देव… 

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भाव” तसा देव… 

 

स्थळ: शनिवार पेठ, पुणे

वेळ: दिवेलागणीची (संध्याकाळी ७)

विषय: गणेशोत्सवानिमित्त गणपतीची मूर्ती खरेदी

 

माझ्या मित्राला गणपतीची मूर्ती घ्यायची होती म्हणून मी त्याच्या बरोबर गेलो होतो.

एक ज्येष्ठ नागरीक दांम्पत्य एका गणपती मूर्ती विक्री केंद्रावर सुमारे २५ मिनिटे रेंगाळून गणपती मूर्ती न्याहाळत होते. म्हणजे “अहो” मूर्ती बघत होते, आणि “अगं” पूजा साहित्य घेत होत्या.

अहोंना काही केल्या एकही गणपती मूर्ती पसंत पडत नव्हती.

ह्या मूर्तीची बैठक योग्य नाही. ह्या मूर्तीचे अवयव प्रमाणबद्ध नाहीये,  हात बारीक आहेत.

हे सोवळं बरोबर नाही,  पितांबर पाहिजे… इत्यादी इत्यादी

 

गणपती दाखवणाराही वैतागला होता…

 

शेवटी एक मूर्ती अहोंना पसंत पडली…असं वाटलं…

अहो – अगं, ही मूर्ती पाहिली का? अगदी बरोब्बर आहे…मला वाटत हीच घेऊ

 

अगं नी ढुंकूनही पाहिलं नाही, नुसतं “हं” वर भागवलं.

 

अहो – कितीला आहे ही मूर्ती?

विक्रेता – ८०० रुपये

अहो – (धक्का बसल्याचे अजिबात न दाखवता) बघू जरा एकदा जवळून…

आणि मग मूर्ती परत एकदा जवळून बघितल्या सारखे करत “च्च” वगैरे नापसंती दाखवत म्हणाले “अगं, डोळे काहीतरी वेगळे वाटतात नाही का? भाव पाहिजे तसा नाहीये ह्या मूर्तीचा…म्हणजे बघितल्यावर कसं प्रसन्न वाटलं पाहिजे, तसं नाही वाटतं…चल आपण दुसरीकडे बघून येऊ”

दुकानदारानी सौम्य सात्विक शिवी घातली आणि पुटपुटला – “च्यायला, भाव पाहिजे तसा नाही ते ह्याला किंमत सांगितल्यावर समजले का… म्हणे प्रसन्न वाटत नाही. लोकांना देव प्रसन्न व्हावा असं वाटतं , आणि इथे ह्यांना प्रसन्न प्रसन्न वाटलं पाहिजे! कंजूष…आता घेईल १५०-२०० रुपयांची मूर्ती आणि म्हणेल “असाच भाव हवा होता, आता कसं प्रसन्न वाटतयं”…म्हणतात ना भाव तसा देव”

असं म्हणून त्यांनी अत्यंत रागाने आमच्याकडे पाहिले. बहुदा “हे दोघे पण तसलेच “भावि”क असणार” असा  त्याचा समज झाला असेल (खरं तर असं त्यानें ओळखले असेल!)

आता उगाच त्याचा रोष आपल्यावर नको, म्हणून मी आधीच सांगून टाकलं – “जरा चांगल्या मूर्ती दाखवा – ८०० ते १२०० रुपयांपर्यंत!”

विक्रेता खूष! मित्र… चेहऱ्यावर कोणत्याही भावाचा अभाव… त्याला काही समजायच्या आतच मी मोबाईल फोन वर बोलल्यासासारखं करून तिथून पसार झालो!

अजून तरी मित्राचा फोन आला नाही… त्यामुळे आता मला “प्रसन्न” वाटतंय! बहुतेक त्याने ८०० रुपये वाली मूर्ती घेतली असणार… थोडक्यात ह्या वर्षी त्याच्याकडे  प्रसाद म्हणून माव्याच्या मोदका ऐवजी खडीसाखर असणार!

 

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