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Dhananjay Parkhe

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“I obviously invented Solipsism”
― Dean Cavanagh
Don’t worry about this ism 🙂 It is not difficult to understand.  
This ism has also provoked intellectual thought and there are extreme views expressed about it by Scholars across the world. I am sharing in this post many of them to get the C Suite Member to understand and appreciate – ‘The Other Point of View ” .
Solipsistic is Defined as “Being self aware of one’s own thoughts. Idea that nothing can be known or confirmed outside of one’s own knowledge.”
Solipsism therefore is  a (philosophy) the philosophical theory that the self is all that you know to exist,  Solipsism is the philosophical theory that what’s in your mind is the only reality that can be known and verified.
Solipsism comes from the Latin words for alone (sol) and self (ipse), and means that only the self is real. In metaphysical solipsism, your mind is the only thing that’s real, and everything else is just a representation. In epistemological solipsism, there might be a world outside your mind, which you could detect with your senses, but it’s impossible to prove. In methodological solipsism the self is the only proper starting point for exploring the nature of reality.
“I don’t believe in solipsism, but I also believe that if I am not existing—nothing exists for me.”
― Debasish Mridha
“A good critic is trying to tell you what she has learned about herself from the reading of a particular piece of literature. A bad reviewer is often trying to tell you how smart he is by declaring whether or not he liked a particular book. If he liked the book, then this is the kind of book a superior person likes, and vice versa. He might try to explain why he didn’t like it, but the review is really just a tautology. “I didn’t like this book because it is bad,” is equivalent to “This book is bad because I didn’t like it.”
― Kevin Guilfoile
“The worst mockery God can make of a moralist is that He compels him to be a
solipsist.”
― Kedar Joshi
I am reminded of the incident when I met a Reformed Dacoit who had spent 7 years in Open Jail and turned a farmer. As a customer of my dealer when I was introduced to him as the Company Officer whose fertilizer he likes to buy – his question was ” Saheb Swaarthi hain Yaa Parmarthee” – Is this Saheb Selfish or non-selfish and Helping others.  The Solipsists will take time to fathom his philosophy though. But that’s the moment of truth. 
The Key learning for the C Suite Members who go into “I, ME, MY, MINE” mode and generally believe in bragging about ME, ME, ME – they may be turning into Solipsist and following this controversial path of Solipsism – ALONE ! 🙂 BEWARE !
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Better is Still Better.

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Additional facilities extended to persons residing in India on Long-Term Visa (LTV)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 14 hours ago
The Central Government has extended certain facilities in last two years to persons from Minority community of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, namely Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians staying on Long Term Visa (LTV) in India, such as affidavit in place of renunciation certificate, LTV for five years instead of two years, facilities for education and employment, etc. In order to provide them fair opportunities for a more comfortable living and hassle-free movement and pursuit of economic activities within the territory of India, Government has decided to … more »

Forecast for Flood in Ken and Betwa Basins

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 15 hours ago
In view of heavy to very heavy rainfall in the States of UP and MP in association with a deep depression centered near Satna today morning and heavy to very heavy rainfall forecast in East MP and other catchment areas of rivers Ken and Betwa and its tributaries: During the next two days: River Ken is likely to flow in Moderate to High Flood Situation in Damoh and Panna districts of Madhya Pradesh and Mahoba and Banda districts of Uttar Pradesh. River Betwa is likely to flow in Moderate to High Flood Situation in Vidisha, Sagar, Ashoknagar and Tikamgarh districts of Madhya Prades… more »

Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi reviews arrangements for Haj pilgrims in Mumbai

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 15 hours ago
Training camp organised for Hajis The Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) & Parliamentary Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi held a review meeting with officials at Haj House, Mumbai last night to take stock of preparations for Haj. Shri Naqvi said that the Minority Affairs Ministry and other concerned departments are very serious about arrangements, facilities and safety of Haj pilgrims. Shri Naqvi said that the Minority Affairs Ministry has been sending senior officials to Saudi Arabia to take stock of arrangements, facilities, safety and to help about … more »

Last date for pre and post-matric scholarships extended further :Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 15 hours ago
The last date for submission of online applications for Pre-matric and Post-matric scholarships for 2016-17 for students belonging to the Minority communities has been extended further till 30 September, 2016. Earlier, the Minority Affairs Ministry had extended last date for submission of online applications for Pre-matric and Post-matric scholarships till 31 August, 2016. The Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the Minority Affairs Ministry has taken this decision keeping in mind, a large number of requests and sugges… more »

Mos Jitendra Singh Personally Calls Up Complainants Who Lodged Grievances

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 15 hours ago
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh randomly called up on telephone as a part of the periodic exercise started by him to personally speak to complainants in order to confirm the redressal of their grievance and also to assess their level of satisfaction, here yesterday. The Minister received some of the spontaneous responses from the complainants he called. Shri Sanjay Sati from West Patel Nagar, New Delhi, working in the Departme…more »

National Convention of Pradhans of Ganga bank villages organized in Allahabad

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 15 hours ago
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in association with the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Department of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, today organized a National Convention of Gram Pradhans in Alaahabad, with the support of the Government of Uttar Pradesh.The objective of the National Convention was to rally Gram Pradhans of 1651 villages in 52 districts and 5 States situated along the banks of the river Ganga, to work together and make their villages Open Defecation Free (ODF) to meet the goals of the Swachh…more »

Mr. Bimalendra Nidhi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Nepal calls on PM Shri Narendra Modi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 19 hours ago
Mr. Bimalendra Nidhi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Nepal called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today. The Prime Minister congratulated Mr. Bimalendra Nidhi on assuming office as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Nepal. The Prime Minister also conveyed his greetings and best wishes to the new Government of Nepal, led by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’. Mr. Bimalendra Nidhi briefed the Prime Minister about developments in Nepal. Stating that the relations between India and Nepal were not merely between the two Go… more »

Mr. Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia calls on PM Shri Narendra Modi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 19 hours ago
Mr. Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today. He conveyed President Putin’s greetings to Prime Minister and briefed him on the progress in ongoing projects between India and Russia. Prime Minister described Russia as a time-tested and reliable friend and reaffirmed the shared commitment with President Putin to expand, strengthen and deepen bilateral engagement across all domains. He recalled his recent meeting with President Putin in Tashkent in June and via video-link for dedication of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Unit… more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee congratulates P. V. Sindhu

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 23 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Ms. P. V. Sindhu for winning a Silver Medal at the Rio Olympics. In a message sent to Ms. P. V. Sindhu, the President has said, “Hearty congratulations on creating history by winning for India a Silver Medal in the Women’s singles in Badminton at the 2016- Rio Olympics. The people of India rejoice with your family and you on the remarkable achievement. Your grit, mental strength and brilliant display today will inspire confidence amongst all Indian sportspersons that they can achieve the pinnacle of any sport at the i… more »

Sports Minister Congratulates P V Sindhu on her historic Success at Rio

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 23 hours ago
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and sports(I/C) shri Vijay Goel has congratulated P V Sindhu and her Coach P. Gopichand for their historic success at the ongoing Rio Olympics. In a statement here today he said, PV Sindhu’s exemplary success to win Silver medal at this young age in Olympics is the result of her hard work, dedication and perseverance. Shri Goel said, credit for this success goes to her parents too, who always stood by PV Sindhu and devoted their entire time and energy to make Sindhu realize her dreams. Shri Goel Said her creditworthy performance will inspire young… more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi congratulates P V Sindhu on winning Silver at Rio Olympics

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 23 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated P. V. Sindhu on winning Silver medal in Badminton at Rio Olympics. “Congrats for the Silver, P V Sindhu. Very well fought. Your accomplishment at Rio 2016 is historic and will be remembered for years. ”, the Prime Minister said. (August 19,2016) Courtesy : pib.nic.in

Pasighat advanced Landing Ground gets Operational

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The upgraded Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh was inaugurated by Hon’ble ShKirenRijijuMoS for Home Affairs in the presence of Air Marshal C Hari Kumar AVSM VM VSM, Air Officer Commanding-in-chief (AOC-in-C), Eastern Air Command on Friday. The event was attended by a large number of civil and military dignitaries including the Chief Secretary and Secretary Civil Aviation Arunachal Pradesh and Air Vice Marshal Manavendra Singh Vr C VSM, Senior Officer-in-Charge Administration, Eastern Air Command Shillong. A flypast by a formation of three Sukhoi-30 MKI … more »

Vishakhapatnam Port poised for major expansion

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Vishakhapatnam Port is poised for major expansion, with the Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurating several projects during his visit to the port yesterday. The Minister inaugurated a Container Freight Station of 1 lakh TEU capacity developed by M/s.VCTPL at a cost of Rs.104 crores for which an extent of Ac 34 acres is allotted by the Port. He also inaugurated the commissioning of 6.25MW out of 10MW solar power plant. The power generated from this plant is meeting the captive consumption of the port and the excess power is proposed to be so… more »

President pays floral tributes to Dr Shanker Dayal Sharma on his birth anniversary

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee paid floral tributes to Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma, former President of India on occasion of his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (August 19, 2016). The President, family members of Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma, officers and staff of Rashtrapati Bhavan paid floral tributes in front of a portrait of Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Center reviews measures to ensure availability of essential commodities at reasonable prices

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
A meeting to discuss measures to ensure availability of essential commodities at reasonable prices, especially of pulses, was held today under the chairmanship of Union Consumer Affairs Secretary – Shri Hem Pande. The meeting was attended by Principal Secretaries, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs of States and other senior officials. The meeting reviewed availability of pulses and sugar and stock limits imposed by States thereon, bringing down price difference between wholesale and retail, lifting of pulses from Central Buffer Stock and strict enforcement of Packaged Commodit…more »

Approval of Eligible Projects or Schemes under Section 35AC of the Income Tax Act, 1961

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Section 35AC of the Income Tax Act 1961, inter alia provides for a deduction in computing the business income of an assessee, of the amount paid by him to a Public Sector company or a local authority or to an association or institution approved by the National Committee for carrying-out any eligible project or scheme. Section 35AC of the Income Tax Act, as amended by the Finance Act, 2016, provides that no deduction under this Section shall be allowed in respect of any assessment year commencing on or after 1st April, 2018. Accordingly, the benefit of deduction under Section 35AC o… more »

New updated Version of Income Tax Return Statistics for Assessment Year 2012-13 released

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had proactively released data relating to direct tax collections, PAN allocation and distribution of income in the returns for AY 2012-13 earlier in April, 2016. A new version of the income distribution data for AY 2012-13 has now been placed in public domain and is available atwww.incometaxindia.gov.in. Version 2.0 of the tax return data includes additional tables containing distribution of gross total income in respect of different types of taxpayers e.g. individuals, HUF, firms, companies, association of persons, etc. In addition to the add… more »

‘Self-Strength of Indian Soldiers is unparalleled in the World’ Asserts Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
‘While facing the unrest in the northeastern region of the country, Kashmir region and internal security challenges, our police forces, paramilitary forces and army personnel stayed committed for nation’s safety despite lack of some facilities available for them. Their self-strength is unparalleled in the world”, stated Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Sushri Uma Bharti in Nagpur today. She was speaking on the occasion of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ programme arranged for CRPF personnel at Central Reserve Police Force Group Centre, Hingna Road… more »

Social Media shaping the communication narrative: MoS I&B Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
*Citizen engagement and response critical for Government Communication* *Social Media shaping the communication narrative: Col. Rathore* *MoS I&B inaugurates workshop for Effective Use of Facebook for Government Communication* *Workshop organized by PIB in collaboration with Facebook* Minister of State for Information &Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has said that citizen engagement and two way communication were the critical inputs for the Government communication approach in the current media scenario dominated by instant communication and multimedia platforms. In this contex… more »

New updated Version of Income Tax Return Statistics for Assessment Year 2012-13 released

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had proactively released data relating to direct tax collections, PAN allocation and distribution of income in the returns for AY 2012-13 earlier in April, 2016. A new version of the income distribution data for AY 2012-13 has now been placed in public domain and is available at www.incometaxindia.gov.in. Version 2.0 of the tax return data includes additional tables containing distribution of gross total income in respect of different types of taxpayers e.g. individuals, HUF, firms, companies, association of persons, etc. In addition to the a… more »

Govt. News In Brief

Additional facilities extended to persons residing in India on Long-Term Visa (LTV)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 14 hours ago
The Central Government has extended certain facilities in last two years to persons from Minority community of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, namely Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians staying on Long Term Visa (LTV) in India, such as affidavit in place of renunciation certificate, LTV for five years instead of two years, facilities for education and employment, etc. In order to provide them fair opportunities for a more comfortable living and hassle-free movement and pursuit of economic activities within the territory of India, Government has decided to … more »

Forecast for Flood in Ken and Betwa Basins

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 15 hours ago
In view of heavy to very heavy rainfall in the States of UP and MP in association with a deep depression centered near Satna today morning and heavy to very heavy rainfall forecast in East MP and other catchment areas of rivers Ken and Betwa and its tributaries: During the next two days: River Ken is likely to flow in Moderate to High Flood Situation in Damoh and Panna districts of Madhya Pradesh and Mahoba and Banda districts of Uttar Pradesh. River Betwa is likely to flow in Moderate to High Flood Situation in Vidisha, Sagar, Ashoknagar and Tikamgarh districts of Madhya Prades… more »

Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi reviews arrangements for Haj pilgrims in Mumbai

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 15 hours ago
Training camp organised for Hajis The Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) & Parliamentary Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi held a review meeting with officials at Haj House, Mumbai last night to take stock of preparations for Haj. Shri Naqvi said that the Minority Affairs Ministry and other concerned departments are very serious about arrangements, facilities and safety of Haj pilgrims. Shri Naqvi said that the Minority Affairs Ministry has been sending senior officials to Saudi Arabia to take stock of arrangements, facilities, safety and to help about … more »

Last date for pre and post-matric scholarships extended further :Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 15 hours ago
The last date for submission of online applications for Pre-matric and Post-matric scholarships for 2016-17 for students belonging to the Minority communities has been extended further till 30 September, 2016. Earlier, the Minority Affairs Ministry had extended last date for submission of online applications for Pre-matric and Post-matric scholarships till 31 August, 2016. The Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the Minority Affairs Ministry has taken this decision keeping in mind, a large number of requests and sugges… more »

Mos Jitendra Singh Personally Calls Up Complainants Who Lodged Grievances

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 15 hours ago
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh randomly called up on telephone as a part of the periodic exercise started by him to personally speak to complainants in order to confirm the redressal of their grievance and also to assess their level of satisfaction, here yesterday. The Minister received some of the spontaneous responses from the complainants he called. Shri Sanjay Sati from West Patel Nagar, New Delhi, working in the Departme…more »

National Convention of Pradhans of Ganga bank villages organized in Allahabad

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 15 hours ago
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in association with the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Department of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, today organized a National Convention of Gram Pradhans in Alaahabad, with the support of the Government of Uttar Pradesh.The objective of the National Convention was to rally Gram Pradhans of 1651 villages in 52 districts and 5 States situated along the banks of the river Ganga, to work together and make their villages Open Defecation Free (ODF) to meet the goals of the Swachh…more »

Mr. Bimalendra Nidhi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Nepal calls on PM Shri Narendra Modi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 19 hours ago
Mr. Bimalendra Nidhi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Nepal called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today. The Prime Minister congratulated Mr. Bimalendra Nidhi on assuming office as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Nepal. The Prime Minister also conveyed his greetings and best wishes to the new Government of Nepal, led by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’. Mr. Bimalendra Nidhi briefed the Prime Minister about developments in Nepal. Stating that the relations between India and Nepal were not merely between the two Go… more »

Mr. Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia calls on PM Shri Narendra Modi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 19 hours ago
Mr. Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today. He conveyed President Putin’s greetings to Prime Minister and briefed him on the progress in ongoing projects between India and Russia. Prime Minister described Russia as a time-tested and reliable friend and reaffirmed the shared commitment with President Putin to expand, strengthen and deepen bilateral engagement across all domains. He recalled his recent meeting with President Putin in Tashkent in June and via video-link for dedication of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Unit… more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee congratulates P. V. Sindhu

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 23 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Ms. P. V. Sindhu for winning a Silver Medal at the Rio Olympics. In a message sent to Ms. P. V. Sindhu, the President has said, “Hearty congratulations on creating history by winning for India a Silver Medal in the Women’s singles in Badminton at the 2016- Rio Olympics. The people of India rejoice with your family and you on the remarkable achievement. Your grit, mental strength and brilliant display today will inspire confidence amongst all Indian sportspersons that they can achieve the pinnacle of any sport at the i… more »

Sports Minister Congratulates P V Sindhu on her historic Success at Rio

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 23 hours ago
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and sports(I/C) shri Vijay Goel has congratulated P V Sindhu and her Coach P. Gopichand for their historic success at the ongoing Rio Olympics. In a statement here today he said, PV Sindhu’s exemplary success to win Silver medal at this young age in Olympics is the result of her hard work, dedication and perseverance. Shri Goel said, credit for this success goes to her parents too, who always stood by PV Sindhu and devoted their entire time and energy to make Sindhu realize her dreams. Shri Goel Said her creditworthy performance will inspire young… more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi congratulates P V Sindhu on winning Silver at Rio Olympics

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 23 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated P. V. Sindhu on winning Silver medal in Badminton at Rio Olympics. “Congrats for the Silver, P V Sindhu. Very well fought. Your accomplishment at Rio 2016 is historic and will be remembered for years. ”, the Prime Minister said. (August 19,2016) Courtesy : pib.nic.in

Pasighat advanced Landing Ground gets Operational

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The upgraded Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh was inaugurated by Hon’ble ShKirenRijijuMoS for Home Affairs in the presence of Air Marshal C Hari Kumar AVSM VM VSM, Air Officer Commanding-in-chief (AOC-in-C), Eastern Air Command on Friday. The event was attended by a large number of civil and military dignitaries including the Chief Secretary and Secretary Civil Aviation Arunachal Pradesh and Air Vice Marshal Manavendra Singh Vr C VSM, Senior Officer-in-Charge Administration, Eastern Air Command Shillong. A flypast by a formation of three Sukhoi-30 MKI … more »

Vishakhapatnam Port poised for major expansion

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Vishakhapatnam Port is poised for major expansion, with the Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurating several projects during his visit to the port yesterday. The Minister inaugurated a Container Freight Station of 1 lakh TEU capacity developed by M/s.VCTPL at a cost of Rs.104 crores for which an extent of Ac 34 acres is allotted by the Port. He also inaugurated the commissioning of 6.25MW out of 10MW solar power plant. The power generated from this plant is meeting the captive consumption of the port and the excess power is proposed to be so… more »

President pays floral tributes to Dr Shanker Dayal Sharma on his birth anniversary

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee paid floral tributes to Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma, former President of India on occasion of his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (August 19, 2016). The President, family members of Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma, officers and staff of Rashtrapati Bhavan paid floral tributes in front of a portrait of Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Center reviews measures to ensure availability of essential commodities at reasonable prices

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
A meeting to discuss measures to ensure availability of essential commodities at reasonable prices, especially of pulses, was held today under the chairmanship of Union Consumer Affairs Secretary – Shri Hem Pande. The meeting was attended by Principal Secretaries, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs of States and other senior officials. The meeting reviewed availability of pulses and sugar and stock limits imposed by States thereon, bringing down price difference between wholesale and retail, lifting of pulses from Central Buffer Stock and strict enforcement of Packaged Commodit…more »

Approval of Eligible Projects or Schemes under Section 35AC of the Income Tax Act, 1961

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Section 35AC of the Income Tax Act 1961, inter alia provides for a deduction in computing the business income of an assessee, of the amount paid by him to a Public Sector company or a local authority or to an association or institution approved by the National Committee for carrying-out any eligible project or scheme. Section 35AC of the Income Tax Act, as amended by the Finance Act, 2016, provides that no deduction under this Section shall be allowed in respect of any assessment year commencing on or after 1st April, 2018. Accordingly, the benefit of deduction under Section 35AC o… more »

New updated Version of Income Tax Return Statistics for Assessment Year 2012-13 released

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had proactively released data relating to direct tax collections, PAN allocation and distribution of income in the returns for AY 2012-13 earlier in April, 2016. A new version of the income distribution data for AY 2012-13 has now been placed in public domain and is available atwww.incometaxindia.gov.in. Version 2.0 of the tax return data includes additional tables containing distribution of gross total income in respect of different types of taxpayers e.g. individuals, HUF, firms, companies, association of persons, etc. In addition to the add… more »

‘Self-Strength of Indian Soldiers is unparalleled in the World’ Asserts Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
‘While facing the unrest in the northeastern region of the country, Kashmir region and internal security challenges, our police forces, paramilitary forces and army personnel stayed committed for nation’s safety despite lack of some facilities available for them. Their self-strength is unparalleled in the world”, stated Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Sushri Uma Bharti in Nagpur today. She was speaking on the occasion of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ programme arranged for CRPF personnel at Central Reserve Police Force Group Centre, Hingna Road… more »

Social Media shaping the communication narrative: MoS I&B Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
*Citizen engagement and response critical for Government Communication* *Social Media shaping the communication narrative: Col. Rathore* *MoS I&B inaugurates workshop for Effective Use of Facebook for Government Communication* *Workshop organized by PIB in collaboration with Facebook* Minister of State for Information &Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has said that citizen engagement and two way communication were the critical inputs for the Government communication approach in the current media scenario dominated by instant communication and multimedia platforms. In this contex… more »

New updated Version of Income Tax Return Statistics for Assessment Year 2012-13 released

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had proactively released data relating to direct tax collections, PAN allocation and distribution of income in the returns for AY 2012-13 earlier in April, 2016. A new version of the income distribution data for AY 2012-13 has now been placed in public domain and is available at www.incometaxindia.gov.in. Version 2.0 of the tax return data includes additional tables containing distribution of gross total income in respect of different types of taxpayers e.g. individuals, HUF, firms, companies, association of persons, etc. In addition to the a… more »

#23 in C-Suitism is Cubism

Cubism is defined as a style of painting and sculpture developed in the early 20th century, characterized chiefly by an emphasis on formal structure, the reduction of natural forms to their geometrical equivalents,and the organization of the planes of are presented object independently of representational requirements.
I think cubism has not fully been developed. It is treated like a style, pigeonholed and that’s it. David Hockney
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Raising a child is a little like Picasso’s work; in the beginning he did very conventional representational things. Cubism came after he had the rules down pat. Anna Quindlen
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Cubism is like standing at a certain point on a mountain and looking around. If you go higher, things will look different; if you go lower, again they will look different. It is a point of view. Jacques Lipchitz
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When cubism began to take a social form, Metzinger was especially talked about. He explained cubism, while Picasso never explained anything. It took a few years to see that not talking was better than talking too much. Marcel Duchamp
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In Corporate life it is a catch-phrase to call for a ‘Structured discussion or blame someone for going all over the place with Un-structured thoughts’. 
“Maybe Cubism started this way. Memory re-arranging a face.”
― Mary RakowThe Memory Room
“I hate people who collect things and classify things and give them names and then forget all about them. That’s what people are always doing in art. They call a painter an impressionist or a cubist or something and then they put him in a drawer and don’t see him as a living individual painter any more.”
― John FowlesThe Collector

Being a Hobby Drawing and Painting enthusiast for past 2 years I like the last one as the best. C Suite Members can take their pick – in a Structured or un-structured way as they please. 

Govt. News In Brief

Mr. Bimalendra Nidhi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Nepal calls on PM Shri Narendra Modi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 hours ago
Mr. Bimalendra Nidhi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Nepal called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today. The Prime Minister congratulated Mr. Bimalendra Nidhi on assuming office as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Nepal. The Prime Minister also conveyed his greetings and best wishes to the new Government of Nepal, led by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’. Mr. Bimalendra Nidhi briefed the Prime Minister about developments in Nepal. Stating that the relations between India and Nepal were not merely between the two Go… more »

Mr. Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia calls on PM Shri Narendra Modi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 hours ago
Mr. Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today. He conveyed President Putin’s greetings to Prime Minister and briefed him on the progress in ongoing projects between India and Russia. Prime Minister described Russia as a time-tested and reliable friend and reaffirmed the shared commitment with President Putin to expand, strengthen and deepen bilateral engagement across all domains. He recalled his recent meeting with President Putin in Tashkent in June and via video-link for dedication of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Unit… more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee congratulates P. V. Sindhu

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 6 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Ms. P. V. Sindhu for winning a Silver Medal at the Rio Olympics. In a message sent to Ms. P. V. Sindhu, the President has said, “Hearty congratulations on creating history by winning for India a Silver Medal in the Women’s singles in Badminton at the 2016- Rio Olympics. The people of India rejoice with your family and you on the remarkable achievement. Your grit, mental strength and brilliant display today will inspire confidence amongst all Indian sportspersons that they can achieve the pinnacle of any sport at the i… more »

Sports Minister Congratulates P V Sindhu on her historic Success at Rio

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 6 hours ago
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and sports(I/C) shri Vijay Goel has congratulated P V Sindhu and her Coach P. Gopichand for their historic success at the ongoing Rio Olympics. In a statement here today he said, PV Sindhu’s exemplary success to win Silver medal at this young age in Olympics is the result of her hard work, dedication and perseverance. Shri Goel said, credit for this success goes to her parents too, who always stood by PV Sindhu and devoted their entire time and energy to make Sindhu realize her dreams. Shri Goel Said her creditworthy performance will inspire young… more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi congratulates P V Sindhu on winning Silver at Rio Olympics

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 6 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated P. V. Sindhu on winning Silver medal in Badminton at Rio Olympics. “Congrats for the Silver, P V Sindhu. Very well fought. Your accomplishment at Rio 2016 is historic and will be remembered for years. ”, the Prime Minister said. (August 19,2016) Courtesy : pib.nic.in

Pasighat advanced Landing Ground gets Operational

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 23 hours ago
The upgraded Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh was inaugurated by Hon’ble ShKirenRijijuMoS for Home Affairs in the presence of Air Marshal C Hari Kumar AVSM VM VSM, Air Officer Commanding-in-chief (AOC-in-C), Eastern Air Command on Friday. The event was attended by a large number of civil and military dignitaries including the Chief Secretary and Secretary Civil Aviation Arunachal Pradesh and Air Vice Marshal Manavendra Singh Vr C VSM, Senior Officer-in-Charge Administration, Eastern Air Command Shillong. A flypast by a formation of three Sukhoi-30 MKI … more »

Vishakhapatnam Port poised for major expansion

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 23 hours ago
Vishakhapatnam Port is poised for major expansion, with the Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurating several projects during his visit to the port yesterday. The Minister inaugurated a Container Freight Station of 1 lakh TEU capacity developed by M/s.VCTPL at a cost of Rs.104 crores for which an extent of Ac 34 acres is allotted by the Port. He also inaugurated the commissioning of 6.25MW out of 10MW solar power plant. The power generated from this plant is meeting the captive consumption of the port and the excess power is proposed to be so… more »

President pays floral tributes to Dr Shanker Dayal Sharma on his birth anniversary

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 23 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee paid floral tributes to Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma, former President of India on occasion of his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (August 19, 2016). The President, family members of Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma, officers and staff of Rashtrapati Bhavan paid floral tributes in front of a portrait of Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Center reviews measures to ensure availability of essential commodities at reasonable prices

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 23 hours ago
A meeting to discuss measures to ensure availability of essential commodities at reasonable prices, especially of pulses, was held today under the chairmanship of Union Consumer Affairs Secretary – Shri Hem Pande. The meeting was attended by Principal Secretaries, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs of States and other senior officials. The meeting reviewed availability of pulses and sugar and stock limits imposed by States thereon, bringing down price difference between wholesale and retail, lifting of pulses from Central Buffer Stock and strict enforcement of Packaged Commodit…more »

Approval of Eligible Projects or Schemes under Section 35AC of the Income Tax Act, 1961

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Section 35AC of the Income Tax Act 1961, inter alia provides for a deduction in computing the business income of an assessee, of the amount paid by him to a Public Sector company or a local authority or to an association or institution approved by the National Committee for carrying-out any eligible project or scheme. Section 35AC of the Income Tax Act, as amended by the Finance Act, 2016, provides that no deduction under this Section shall be allowed in respect of any assessment year commencing on or after 1st April, 2018. Accordingly, the benefit of deduction under Section 35AC o… more »

New updated Version of Income Tax Return Statistics for Assessment Year 2012-13 released

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had proactively released data relating to direct tax collections, PAN allocation and distribution of income in the returns for AY 2012-13 earlier in April, 2016. A new version of the income distribution data for AY 2012-13 has now been placed in public domain and is available atwww.incometaxindia.gov.in. Version 2.0 of the tax return data includes additional tables containing distribution of gross total income in respect of different types of taxpayers e.g. individuals, HUF, firms, companies, association of persons, etc. In addition to the add… more »

‘Self-Strength of Indian Soldiers is unparalleled in the World’ Asserts Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
‘While facing the unrest in the northeastern region of the country, Kashmir region and internal security challenges, our police forces, paramilitary forces and army personnel stayed committed for nation’s safety despite lack of some facilities available for them. Their self-strength is unparalleled in the world”, stated Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Sushri Uma Bharti in Nagpur today. She was speaking on the occasion of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ programme arranged for CRPF personnel at Central Reserve Police Force Group Centre, Hingna Road… more »

Social Media shaping the communication narrative: MoS I&B Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
*Citizen engagement and response critical for Government Communication* *Social Media shaping the communication narrative: Col. Rathore* *MoS I&B inaugurates workshop for Effective Use of Facebook for Government Communication* *Workshop organized by PIB in collaboration with Facebook* Minister of State for Information &Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has said that citizen engagement and two way communication were the critical inputs for the Government communication approach in the current media scenario dominated by instant communication and multimedia platforms. In this contex… more »

New updated Version of Income Tax Return Statistics for Assessment Year 2012-13 released

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had proactively released data relating to direct tax collections, PAN allocation and distribution of income in the returns for AY 2012-13 earlier in April, 2016. A new version of the income distribution data for AY 2012-13 has now been placed in public domain and is available at www.incometaxindia.gov.in. Version 2.0 of the tax return data includes additional tables containing distribution of gross total income in respect of different types of taxpayers e.g. individuals, HUF, firms, companies, association of persons, etc. In addition to the a… more »

Clarification regarding the Income Declaration Scheme 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Fifth Set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) was issued yesterday clarifying certain issues relating to Income Declaration Scheme,2016 (the Scheme). Clarification has been sought as to whether the answer number 4 of the said FAQ shall apply to all assets declared under the Scheme or it is limited to only immovable property. As explained in the said answer, the clarification was issued considering the fact that investment in an immovable property may be funded partially from undisclosed and partially from disclosed sources. In such cases, if the property is sold in near future, gai… more »

Sh Dharmendra Pradhan meets Mrs Delcy Rodriguez, Minister of External Affairs and Mr Eulogio del Pino, Minister of Petroleum of Venezuela.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan held a bilateral meeting with Mrs Delcy Rodriguez, Minister of External Affairs, and Mr Eulogio del Pino, Minister of Petroleum of Venezuela. Mrs Rodriguez is currently on a visit to India from 17-19 August 2016 along with a delegation, including senior officials from the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining. During the meeting, both sides discussed aspects of bilateral hydrocarbon engagements. These included, inter-alia, sourcing of crude and mechanism to register Indian Oil and Gas PSUs for sourcing of … more »

Central Secretariat employees seek pay parity

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
A delegation of the Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS) Association, called on the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh here today and sought his intervention for parity in pay fixation and related issues. The delegation led by Shri Raj Kishore Singh submitted a memorandum listing details of their long pending issues and suggesting options to resolve the same. According to the memorandum, while applying Rule 8 of CCS (RP) …more »

Enhancement of Pension for Freedom Fighters under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The existing pension scheme for Central freedom fighter pensioners and their eligible dependents has been restructured as per the table below: *Sl. No.* *Category of freedom fighters* *Present amount of pension (per month)* *Enhanced amount of pension(per month)* 1. Ex-Andaman Political Prisoners/ spouses Rs.24,775/- *Rs.30,000*/- 2. Freedom fighters who suffered outside British India/spouses Rs.23,085/- *Rs.28,000/-* 3. Other Freedom Fighters/ spouses including INA Rs.21,395/- *Rs.26,000/-* 4. Dependent parents/ eligible daughters (maximum 3 daughters at any point of time) Rs.3,380/…more »

Supreme Court directs CPCB to receive one per cent Environment protection charge from manufacturers/dealers in Delhi & National Capital region

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
Hon’ble Supreme Court has directed all manufacturers/dealers of Delhi-NCR, selling diesel cars with engine capacity of 2000 cc and above, to pay 1% Environment Protection Charge (1% of Ex-Showroom price of the vehicle). Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has been directed by Hon’ble Supreme Court to open a separate account for this purpose in a Scheduled Public Sector bank. Therefore, CPCB has opened an account for this purpose in Union Bank of India, the details of which are furnished under: Account Name: CPCB-EPC Account No.: 532702010008813 Bank: Union Bank of India While… more »

India Post Payments Bank Incorporated

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The India Post Payments Bank Limited has received the Certificate of Incorporation from the Registrar of Companies, Ministry of Corporate Affairs yesterday under the Companies Act 2013. This would be the first PSU under the Department of Posts. This has happened in the wake of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Independence Day address, raising the expectations of the people from the soon to be set up India Post Payments Bank. With this move the Department of Posts has cleared an important milestone on this journey. With the incorporation, the Board of the India Post Payments Bank…more »

#22 in C-Suitism is Relativism

 #22 in CSuitism is Relativism.

It is (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that all criteria of judgment are relative to the individuals and situations involved.
Relativism is the belief that there’s no absolute truth, only the truths that a particular individual or culture happen to believe. If you believe in relativism, then you think different people can have different views about what’s moral and immoral.
Understandably, relativism makes a lot of people uncomfortable. Is it morally okay for some cultures to have slaves, for example? Cultural relativists might argue yes. Einstein, in particular, caused a lot of problems with his Theory of Relativity that stated that even time and space were relative concepts depending on where an observer happened to be. 
For the C Suite Member the word ” Ethical Relativism” makes more sense.  It is Defined as: A tendency to makeethical choices only on the basis of what looks right orreasonable according to one’s own belief or value system. In Corporate life the Value system comes at the core of business and it is rarely flexible. Those who work for a Corporate are expected to live by the Rules and Regulations and Codes of Conduct many of which originate from the Ethics and Values (Ethical Relativism) and the wisdom of the Founders and their beliefs. 
This often leads to  to Cross-cultural issues in a Global organisation a MultiNational Corporation, more so in a UniCorn organisation which has seen a extraordinary growth in a short time. 
Use ethical relativism in a sentence
  • I disagreed with ethical relativism because I feel that deep down, truth is something shared by all humans and not based on culture.
  • If you want your business to have a good reputation in the community make sure to try and follow a strict ethical relativism.
  • The ethical relativism was appalling in our multinational contemporaries. We suggested they upgrade their cultural operating system to understand what was going on.
One final and very important Definition is given below:

ethical relativism definition

In ethics, the belief that nothing is objectively right or wrong and that the definition of right or wrong depends on the prevailing view of a particular individual, culture, or historical period.
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(Of course, you might argue that relativism itself is a belief only a certain individual or culture happens to believe in. Tough stuff, philosophy.)

#18 in C-Suitism is Positivism

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  • Dhananjay Parkhe

    Generalist

    Every one knows what Positivism is- what is B+ve, What is tough minded optimism, What is Positive Thinking Ain’t it?
    Definition or Positivism :
    A Concept that only scientific knowledge is the true knowledge of the world perceived through senses (the observable phenomenon). It is actually an extension of empiricism, and although it traces its roots to the UK philosopher Francis Bacon (1561-1626), it was popularized by the French philosopher Auguste Comte (1798-1857).

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    Examples for using Positivism for the C Suite Member:
    Use positivism in a sentence:
    Read more:http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/positivism.html
    And some great quotable quotes:
    “The sacred formula of positivism: love as a principle, the order as a foundation, and progress as a goal.”
    ― Auguste Comte
    “From the study of the development of human intelligence, in all directions, and through all times, the discovery arises of a great fundamental law, to which it is necessarily subject, and which has a solid foundation of proof, both in the facts of our organization and in our historical experience. The law is this: that each of our leading conceptions — each branch of our knowledge — passes successively through three different theoretical conditions: the theological, or fictitious; the metaphysical, or abstract; and the scientific, or positive. In other words, the human mind, by its nature, employs in its progress three methods of philosophizing, the character of which is essentially different, and even radically opposed: namely, the theological method, the metaphysical, and the positive. Hence arise three philosophies, or general systems of conceptions on the aggregate of phenomena, each of which excludes the others. The first is the necessary point of departure of the human understanding, and the third is its fixed and definitive state. The second is merely a state of transition.”
    ― Auguste ComteCours de philosophie positive 
    Positivist man is a curious creature who dwells in the tiny island of light composed of what he finds scientifically “meaningful,” while the whole surrounding area in which ordinary men live from day to day and have their dealings with other men is consigned to the outer darkness of the “meaningless.” Positivism has simply accepted the fractured being of modern man and erected a philosophy to intensify it.

    Existentialism, whether successfully or not, has attempted instead to gather all the elements of human reality into a total picture of man. Positivist man and Existentialist man are no doubt offspring of the same parent epoch, but, somewhat as Cain and Abel were, the brothers are divided unalterably by temperament and the initial choice they make of their own being.”
    ― William BarrettIrrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy

    POSITIVISM-
    A philosophy that denies our knowledge of the Real and affirms our ignorance of the Apparent. Its longest exponent is Comte, its broadest Mill and its thickest Spencer.
    Ambrose Bierce
    Never indulge in people who follow a negative path because they will take you with them on the road of ruin. Show them the way to positivism even if there’s a risk of losing their friendship.
    Siddharth Katragadda
    I am not a positivist. Positivism states that what cannot be observed does not exist. This conception is scientifically indefensible, for it is impossible to make valid affirmations of what people ‘can’ or ‘cannot’ observe. One would have to say ‘only what we observe exists,’ which is obviously false.
    Albert Einstein
    Positivism eliminates any kind of natural law principle – for example, that there are economic laws which can be transgressed only at your peril. With positivism, there is a tendency to leap into ad hoc economic theory.
    Murray Rothbard
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    Term of the Day – Human Resources

    TERM OF THE DAY AUGUST 16, 2016
    human resources f   t
    The division of a company that is focused on activities relating to employees. These activities normally include recruiting and hiring of new employees, orientation andtraining of current employees, employee benefits, and retention. Formerly calledpersonnel.
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    USAGE EXAMPLE
    When I got my new job, I had to report to the human resources department for new worker orientation and to set up my tax information.
    I subscribe to different newsletters.  I found this definition / Term of the Day for HR interesting.  Has HR evolved to have new definitions / does still fulfill the definition mentioned above/ Has HR completely transformed and moved ahead?  
    I am wondering. 

    Govt News in Brief

    Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases

    Govt News in Brief

    Sh Dharmendra Pradhan meets Mrs Delcy Rodriguez, Minister of External Affairs and Mr Eulogio del Pino, Minister of Petroleum of Venezuela.

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 14 hours ago
    The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan held a bilateral meeting with Mrs Delcy Rodriguez, Minister of External Affairs, and Mr Eulogio del Pino, Minister of Petroleum of Venezuela. Mrs Rodriguez is currently on a visit to India from 17-19 August 2016 along with a delegation, including senior officials from the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining. During the meeting, both sides discussed aspects of bilateral hydrocarbon engagements. These included, inter-alia, sourcing of crude and mechanism to register Indian Oil and Gas PSUs for sourcing of … more »

    Central Secretariat employees seek pay parity

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 14 hours ago
    A delegation of the Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS) Association, called on the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh here today and sought his intervention for parity in pay fixation and related issues. The delegation led by Shri Raj Kishore Singh submitted a memorandum listing details of their long pending issues and suggesting options to resolve the same. According to the memorandum, while applying Rule 8 of CCS (RP) …more »

    Enhancement of Pension for Freedom Fighters under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 14 hours ago
    The existing pension scheme for Central freedom fighter pensioners and their eligible dependents has been restructured as per the table below: *Sl. No.* *Category of freedom fighters* *Present amount of pension (per month)* *Enhanced amount of pension(per month)* 1. Ex-Andaman Political Prisoners/ spouses Rs.24,775/- *Rs.30,000*/- 2. Freedom fighters who suffered outside British India/spouses Rs.23,085/- *Rs.28,000/-* 3. Other Freedom Fighters/ spouses including INA Rs.21,395/- *Rs.26,000/-* 4. Dependent parents/ eligible daughters (maximum 3 daughters at any point of time) Rs.3,380/…more »

    Supreme Court directs CPCB to receive one per cent Environment protection charge from manufacturers/dealers in Delhi & National Capital region

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 15 hours ago
    Hon’ble Supreme Court has directed all manufacturers/dealers of Delhi-NCR, selling diesel cars with engine capacity of 2000 cc and above, to pay 1% Environment Protection Charge (1% of Ex-Showroom price of the vehicle). Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has been directed by Hon’ble Supreme Court to open a separate account for this purpose in a Scheduled Public Sector bank. Therefore, CPCB has opened an account for this purpose in Union Bank of India, the details of which are furnished under: Account Name: CPCB-EPC Account No.: 532702010008813 Bank: Union Bank of India While… more »

    India Post Payments Bank Incorporated

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 16 hours ago
    The India Post Payments Bank Limited has received the Certificate of Incorporation from the Registrar of Companies, Ministry of Corporate Affairs yesterday under the Companies Act 2013. This would be the first PSU under the Department of Posts. This has happened in the wake of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Independence Day address, raising the expectations of the people from the soon to be set up India Post Payments Bank. With this move the Department of Posts has cleared an important milestone on this journey. With the incorporation, the Board of the India Post Payments Bank…more »

    Enhancement of Pension for Freedom Fighters under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 16 hours ago
    The existing pension scheme for Central freedom fighter pensioners and their eligible dependents has been restructured as per the table below: *Sl. No.* *Category of freedom fighters* *Present amount of pension (per month)* *Enhanced amount of pension(per month)* 1. Ex-Andaman Political Prisoners/ spouses Rs.24,775/- *Rs.30,000*/- 2. Freedom fighters who suffered outside British India/spouses Rs.23,085/- *Rs.28,000/-* 3. Other Freedom Fighters/ spouses including INA Rs.21,395/- *Rs.26,000/-* 4. Dependent parents/ eligible daughters (maximum 3 daughters at any point of time) Rs.3,380/-…more »

    Environment Minister Dedicates Faclities to People under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana in Madhya Pradesh

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 18 hours ago
    The Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Anil Madhav Dave, dedicated a number of facilities the people of Jahanpur Gram Panchayat in district Sihor in Madhya Pradesh under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, yesterday. The village houses about 100 families. The Minister dedicated a night shelter, particularly for the benefit of people performing a circumambulation (Parikarama) of River Narmada. A toilet has also been constructed to prevent people from defecating in the open. Shri Dave also inaugurated a water filter plant, with an objectiv… more »

    National Steering Committee to be setup on Fodder Development

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 18 hours ago
    Government has decided to constitute a National Steering Committee headed by Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and a Technical Committee headed by Director, National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology (NIANP) Banguluru, on issues related to Feed and Fodder Development in the country. The decision has been taken in a review meeting held by the Secretary (ADF), Shri Devendra Chaudhry with National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology (NIANP) Banguluru, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Ins… more »

    NMPB to launch National campaign on Medicinal Plants at Jaipur

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 18 hours ago
    National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) of the Ministry of AYUSH will launch a National campaign on Medicinal Plants on 20th – 21st August, 2016 at Jaipur. The campaign will be organised at State Institute of Agriculture Management (SIAM), Durgapura, in Jaipur. Approximately 500 farmers who are cultivating medicinal plants from across the country will participate. During the event, an Interactive Meet cum Seminar will also be organized on Medicinal Plants involving farmers, experts, traders, industries and other stakeholders of medicinal plants sector. Most of the stakeholders will be… more »

    President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s Message on the Eve of Independence Day of Afghanistan

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 18 hours ago
    The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on the eve of their Independence Day (August 19, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government and the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with great pleasure that I extend warm greetings and felicitations to Your Excellency and to the people of Afghanistan on the occasion of your Independence Day…. more »

    Environment Minister Dedicates Faclities to People under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana in Madhya Pradesh

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 22 hours ago
    The Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Anil Madhav Dave, dedicated a number of facilities the people of Jahanpur Gram Panchayat in district Sihor in Madhya Pradesh under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, yesterday. The village houses about 100 families. The Minister dedicated a night shelter, particularly for the benefit of people performing a circumambulation (Parikarama) of River Narmada. A toilet has also been constructed to prevent people from defecating in the open. Shri Dave also inaugurated a water filter plant, with an objectiv… more »

    PM Shri Narendra Modi greets the people on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 23 hours ago
    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted the people on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. “Best wishes to everyone on this very special day of Raksha Bandhan. रक्षाबंधन की ढेरों शुभकामनाएं। “, the Prime Minister said. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

    2nd Meeting of BRICS Ministers for Disaster Management to be held in Udaipur, Rajasthan on August 22-23, 2016

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
    The 2nd Meeting of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa) Ministers for Disaster Management will be held in Udaipur, Rajasthan on August 22-23, 2016. The two-day meeting will focus on two distinct but inter-related themes: a) Flood Risk Management; and b) Forecasting of Extreme Weather Events in the context of Changing Climate. It is a follow up of the 1st meeting of the BRICS Ministers for Disaster Management convened by the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg on April 19-20, 2016. Recognizing the common challenge posed by natural and man-made disasters, BRICS countr… more »

    India and Bangladesh to jointly produce documentary on 1971 war of Independence of Bangladesh

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
    AIR to launch Akashvani Maitree on 23rd August Shri Venkaiah Naidu meets Mr. Hasanul Haq Inu, Bangladesh Information Minister Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information and Broadcasting said that information dissemination is critical to counter terrorism which is a common issue plaguing both India and Bangladesh. Timely and correct dissemination of information will prevent rumors and falsehood, while at the same time, build the spirit of cooperation and understanding between people. The Minister stated this during his discussions with Minister of Information, Government of Peop… more »

    India and Bangladesh to jointly produce documentary on 1971 war of Independence of Bangladesh

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
    AIR to launch Akashvani Maitree on 23rd August Shri Venkaiah Naidu meets Mr. Hasanul Haq Inu, Bangladesh Information Minister Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information and Broadcasting said that information dissemination is critical to counter terrorism which is a common issue plaguing both India and Bangladesh. Timely and correct dissemination of information will prevent rumors and falsehood, while at the same time, build the spirit of cooperation and understanding between people. The Minister stated this during his discussions with Minister of Information, Government of Peop… more »

    President’s Greetings on the Eve of Raksha Bandhan

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
    The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in his message on the eve of Raksha Bandhan has said:- “On the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, I extend warm greetings and felicitations to all my fellow citizens. The festival of Rakhi stands for the eternal bond of love and trust that brothers and sisters share. May the Rakhi festival strengthen fraternal feelings and the spirit of oneness in our society as we strive collectively for the well-being of our people. May this unique festival inculcate in us the need to protect the women in our society and promote their welfare. … more »

    PM Shri Narendra Modi greets the people on the start of Chingam, the first month of the Malayalam New Year

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has greeted the people on the start of Chingam, the first month of the Malayalam New Year. “On the start of Chingam, the first month of the Malayalam New Year, my greetings to the Malayali community. May the year bring joy & peace,” the Prime Minister said. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

    President’s Greetings on the Eve of Raksha Bandhan

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
    The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in his message on the eve of Raksha Bandhan has said:- “On the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, I extend warm greetings and felicitations to all my fellow citizens. The festival of Rakhi stands for the eternal bond of love and trust that brothers and sisters share. May the Rakhi festival strengthen fraternal feelings and the spirit of oneness in our society as we strive collectively for the well-being of our people. May this unique festival inculcate in us the need to protect the women in our society and promote their welfare. … more »

    National Commission for Scheduled Caste Submits Three Reports to President of India

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
    The National Commission for Scheduled Caste headed by Shri P.L. Punia, Chairman, Shri Rajkumar Verka, Vice-Chairman and Shri Raju Parmar, Shri Ishwar Singh, Smt. P.M. Kamalamma, Members have submitted the following reports on 16th August 2016 to the Hon’ble President of India. The reports are:- 1. Annual Report of NCSC 2015-16, 2. Report on the Effective Utilization of Funds under the Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP)-2016, and 3. Report on Atrocities against Kuravan community in Tamil Nadu-2016.v The report contain various recommendations on the issues entrusted to the commissio… more »

    PM Shri Narendra Modi greets the people on Navroz

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has greeted the people on the occasion of Navroz, the Parsi new year. “Navroz Mubarak to the Parsi community. May there be an abundance of happiness, success & good health in this coming year,” the Prime Minister said. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

    #21 in C-Suitism is Reductionism

    Our #21 in CSuitism is Reductionism, At first I thought it is a HR concept to Scale down, rationalise the business by firing – uh, Oh, Resizing the manpower which is in vogue in today’s business and would be very relevant to the Chief People Officers but no. Reductionism is one which has evoked very strong to extreme reactions from Intellectuals and others both past and present. 
    Reductionism originates from 
    1. the theory that every complex phenomenon,especially in biology or psychology, can be explained by analyzing the simplest, most basic physical mechanisms that are in operation during the phenomenon.
    2. the practice of simplifying a complex idea, issue,condition, or the like, especially to the point of minimizing, obscuring, or distorting it.
    “Human science fragments everything in order to understand it, kills everything in order to examine it. ”
    ― Leo TolstoyWar and Peace
     “That’s another pitfall of reductionism: Until scientists have the means to isolate and measure things, they insist those things don’t and can’t exist, and anyone who says otherwise is ignorant an superstitious.” 
    BusinessDictionary.com defines it as:

    Definition

    Material world-view in which complex phenomenon is broken down into conceptual chunks small enough to be analyzed or measured. The basis of all analysis, reductionism is useful in understanding inanimate things or simple systems.
    This philosophy (specially when taken to extreme), however, dismisses environment as merely a set of resources to be consumed, and human beings as tools to be manipulated and exploited.
    It is opposite of holism based on the philosophy that a whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and that the nature of a thing or a complex system cannot be understood by breaking it apart but by looking at in its totality.
    “I would simply ask why so many critics, so many writers, so many philosophers take such satisfaction in professing that the experience of a work of art is ineffable, that it escapes by definition all rational understanding; why are they so eager to concede without a struggle the defeat of knowledge; and where does their irrepressible need to belittle rational understanding come from, this rage to affirm the irreducibility of the work of art, or, to use a more suitable word, its transcendence.” 
    ― Pierre BourdieuThe Rules of Art: Genesis and Structure of the Literary Field

    Do I really need to explain to the ‘C Suite members’?  “They are wise, they can discern, they can filter, they can analyse – they can decide – they will ! “ -me

    Govt news in brief

    Environment Minister Dedicates Faclities to People under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana in Madhya Pradesh

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 hour ago
    The Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Anil Madhav Dave, dedicated a number of facilities the people of Jahanpur Gram Panchayat in district Sihor in Madhya Pradesh under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, yesterday. The village houses about 100 families. The Minister dedicated a night shelter, particularly for the benefit of people performing a circumambulation (Parikarama) of River Narmada. A toilet has also been constructed to prevent people from defecating in the open. Shri Dave also inaugurated a water filter plant, with an objectiv… more »

    PM Shri Narendra Modi greets the people on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 hour ago
    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted the people on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. “Best wishes to everyone on this very special day of Raksha Bandhan. रक्षाबंधन की ढेरों शुभकामनाएं। “, the Prime Minister said. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

    2nd Meeting of BRICS Ministers for Disaster Management to be held in Udaipur, Rajasthan on August 22-23, 2016

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 17 hours ago
    The 2nd Meeting of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa) Ministers for Disaster Management will be held in Udaipur, Rajasthan on August 22-23, 2016. The two-day meeting will focus on two distinct but inter-related themes: a) Flood Risk Management; and b) Forecasting of Extreme Weather Events in the context of Changing Climate. It is a follow up of the 1st meeting of the BRICS Ministers for Disaster Management convened by the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg on April 19-20, 2016. Recognizing the common challenge posed by natural and man-made disasters, BRICS countr… more »

    India and Bangladesh to jointly produce documentary on 1971 war of Independence of Bangladesh

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 21 hours ago
    AIR to launch Akashvani Maitree on 23rd August Shri Venkaiah Naidu meets Mr. Hasanul Haq Inu, Bangladesh Information Minister Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information and Broadcasting said that information dissemination is critical to counter terrorism which is a common issue plaguing both India and Bangladesh. Timely and correct dissemination of information will prevent rumors and falsehood, while at the same time, build the spirit of cooperation and understanding between people. The Minister stated this during his discussions with Minister of Information, Government of Peop… more »

    India and Bangladesh to jointly produce documentary on 1971 war of Independence of Bangladesh

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 22 hours ago
    AIR to launch Akashvani Maitree on 23rd August Shri Venkaiah Naidu meets Mr. Hasanul Haq Inu, Bangladesh Information Minister Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information and Broadcasting said that information dissemination is critical to counter terrorism which is a common issue plaguing both India and Bangladesh. Timely and correct dissemination of information will prevent rumors and falsehood, while at the same time, build the spirit of cooperation and understanding between people. The Minister stated this during his discussions with Minister of Information, Government of Peop… more »

    President’s Greetings on the Eve of Raksha Bandhan

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 22 hours ago
    The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in his message on the eve of Raksha Bandhan has said:- “On the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, I extend warm greetings and felicitations to all my fellow citizens. The festival of Rakhi stands for the eternal bond of love and trust that brothers and sisters share. May the Rakhi festival strengthen fraternal feelings and the spirit of oneness in our society as we strive collectively for the well-being of our people. May this unique festival inculcate in us the need to protect the women in our society and promote their welfare. … more »

    PM Shri Narendra Modi greets the people on the start of Chingam, the first month of the Malayalam New Year

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 22 hours ago
    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has greeted the people on the start of Chingam, the first month of the Malayalam New Year. “On the start of Chingam, the first month of the Malayalam New Year, my greetings to the Malayali community. May the year bring joy & peace,” the Prime Minister said. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

    President’s Greetings on the Eve of Raksha Bandhan

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
    The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in his message on the eve of Raksha Bandhan has said:- “On the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, I extend warm greetings and felicitations to all my fellow citizens. The festival of Rakhi stands for the eternal bond of love and trust that brothers and sisters share. May the Rakhi festival strengthen fraternal feelings and the spirit of oneness in our society as we strive collectively for the well-being of our people. May this unique festival inculcate in us the need to protect the women in our society and promote their welfare. … more »

    National Commission for Scheduled Caste Submits Three Reports to President of India

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
    The National Commission for Scheduled Caste headed by Shri P.L. Punia, Chairman, Shri Rajkumar Verka, Vice-Chairman and Shri Raju Parmar, Shri Ishwar Singh, Smt. P.M. Kamalamma, Members have submitted the following reports on 16th August 2016 to the Hon’ble President of India. The reports are:- 1. Annual Report of NCSC 2015-16, 2. Report on the Effective Utilization of Funds under the Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP)-2016, and 3. Report on Atrocities against Kuravan community in Tamil Nadu-2016.v The report contain various recommendations on the issues entrusted to the commissio… more »

    PM Shri Narendra Modi greets the people on Navroz

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has greeted the people on the occasion of Navroz, the Parsi new year. “Navroz Mubarak to the Parsi community. May there be an abundance of happiness, success & good health in this coming year,” the Prime Minister said. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

    Shri Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates two day Workshop on Scaling Up Citizens’ Participation in SBM (U)

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
    739 cities to achieve ODF status this financial year The union Minister for Urban Minister Shri Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated a consultative workshop on Scaling Up Citizens’ Participation in Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) {SBM(U)} to a ‘Jan Andolan’ in New Delhi today. The two day workshop is being organised jointly by Ministry of Urban Development and Tata Institute of Social Sciences. On the occasion, Shri Venkaiah Naidu said that with the participation and involvement of all the stakeholders, the SBM will transform rapidly into a full-scale ‘Jan Andolan’ of c… more »

    Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi holds Regional consultations on the draft ‘Trafficking of Persons Bill, 2016’ in Chennai

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
    WCD Ministry to start a new initiative of giving birth certificates and AADHAR Cards to street children The Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi held Regional consultations with Civil Society Organizations on the draft ‘Trafficking of Persons Bill, 2016’ in Chennai today. 21 NGOs and the Government of Tamil Nadu participated in the fruitful consultations. Secretary, WCD Ministry, Ms. Leena Nair was also present during the consultation process. The NGOs came forward with important suggestions for the Bill. They suggested that the timelines for repatriation… more »

    Regional Maritime Security Course (RMSC) commences at Naval War College, Goa

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
    In continuation of Indian Navy’s foreign cooperation initiatives, a Regional Maritime Security Course (RMSC) for officers of the rank of Colonel/ equivalent of Maritime Security Agencies from Friendly Foreign Countries (FFCs) at Naval War College, Goa commenced 16 Aug 16 for a duration of eight weeks. The module includes International Relations Theory, International Maritime Law, UNCLOS, Energy and Natural Resources Security, Maritime Domain Awareness, Indian Ocean Studies as well as a table top Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief/ Out of Area Contingency exercise. The cou… more »

    Ancient camping site dating 8500 BC discovered by ASI at 14000 feet above sea level on the way to Saser La to Ladakh

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
    An ancient camping site dating ninth millennium BC has been discovered by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), under Ministry of Culture, on the way to Saser La which leads to the Karakoram Pass in Ladakh. While exploring in Nubra valley during 2015-16, Dr. S.B. Ota, Joint Director General in ASI observed both sides of hill and valley as the serpentine road, gradually climbed along the Saser Stream. After covering a distance of about 22 km, he noticed a section, exposed due to road construction, showing successive layers comprising burning residue and immediately stopped to exp… more »

    Shri Devendra Chaudhry Reviews the Progress of Roadmap for Harmonization of Production and Quality Control of Veterinary Biologicals in India

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
    Secretary, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriuclture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Devendra Chaudhry reviewed the progress on the resolutions and recommendations made in the one-day brainstorming workshop on developing a dynamic roadmap for harmonization of production and quality control of veterinary biologicals in India in a meeting held in New Delhi. Establishing quality management system in the institute and automation of process in the institute, development of uniform SOPs for QC testing of vaccines, awareness of farmers on the benefits of the vaccination i… more »

    Vice President Greets People on Parsi New Year’s Day

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
    The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has greeted the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of ‘Navroj’, the Parsi New Year’s day. In a message, he said that Navroj is celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety, and reflects the spirit of fraternity and compassion. *Following is the text of Vice President’s message*: “I greet the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of ‘Navroj’, which marks the beginning of Parsi New Year. Celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety, Navroj reflects the spirit of fraternity and compassion. May this ausp… more »

    President’s greetings on the eve of Parsi New Year

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
    The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in his message on the eve of the Parsi New Year has said: – “On the auspicious occasion of the Parsi New Year, I convey my greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens, particularly my Parsi brothers and sisters. The Parsi Community of India has played a major role in the building of our nation and contributed immensely to development of our country in various spheres, including industry, commerce, trade and education. The Navroz festival signifies the coming of the new and passing of the old. Let us spread goodwill on this day… more »

    President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s message on the eve of National Day of Gabon

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
    The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Gabon on the eve of their National Day (August 17, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Ali Bongo Ondimba, the President of the Republic of Gabon, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with great pleasure that I convey warm greetings and felicitations to you and to the Government and people of Gabon on the occasion of your National Day. I am confident that our cooperative bila… more »

    President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s message on the eve of 71st anniversary of Independence Day of Indonesia

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
    The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Indonesia on the eve of 71st anniversary of their Independence Day (August 17, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Joko Widodo, the President of the Republic of Indonesia, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with great pleasure that I extend warm greetings and congratulations to the Government and the people of Indonesia on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of your Indepe…more »

    Presidential Award for Certificate of Honour and Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman to Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit, Arabic and Persian Scholars for the Year 2016

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 2 days ago
    The President is pleased to award the *Certificate of Honour* to the following scholars of Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit, Arabic and Persian: *SANSKRIT* 1. SHRI R.VENKATRAMAN 2. SHRI VISWANATHA GOPALA KRISHNA 3. SHRI JIYA LAL KAMBOJ 4. DR. BHAVENDRA JHA 5. PROF. PRIYATAM CHANDRA SHASTRI 6. PROF. GURUPAD K.HEGDE 7. PROF. S.T. NAGARAJA 8. SHRI SANATAN MISHRA 9. SHRI SRISTI LAKSHMI PRASANNANJANEYA SARMA 10. PROF. (MRS.) LAXMI SHARMA 11. PROF. BISWANATH BHATTACHARYA 12. PROF. RAMNARAYAN DAS 13. DR. RAMSHANKER AWASTHI 14. SHRI HRIDAYA RANJAN SHARMA 15. PROF. (DR.) JANAKI PRASAD DWIVEDI *SAN… more »

    #20 in C-Suitism is Realism

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  • Dhananjay Parkhe

    Generalist

    WHAT IS REALISM

    “Realism is commonly defined as a concern for fact or reality and rejection of the impractical and visionary. However, the term realism is used, with varying meanings, in several of the liberal arts; particularly painting, literature, and philosophy. It is also used in international relations.”

    In the visual arts and literature, realism is a mid-19th century movement, which started in France. The realists sought to render everyday characters, situations, dilemmas, and events; all in an “accurate” (or realistic) manner. Realism began as a reaction to romanticism, in which subjects were treated idealistically. Realists tended to discard theatrical drama and classical forms of art to depict commonplace or ‘realistic’ themes.

    American Realism is an artistic movement in the USA that was active in literature, photography, and painting from 1880 to 1940. One of it’s main representatives is Edward Hopp

    In business though, I found two good definitions:
    realism
    Definitions (2)

     

    1.Practical or pragmatic (as opposed to idealistic or visionary) orientation that relies on ‘hard facts,’ and considers things as they are and not on what they might or should be. In politics, realism is called realpolitik.
    2.Philosophical concept that non-concrete (abstractentitiessuch as numbers and mathematical objects have an existence independent of the human mind which conceives them. And that the knowledge classifications and other such taxonomic schemes are not arbitrary. Opposite of nominalism.
    Some really quotable quotes:
    “I would never write realistic prose. I don’t like people who try to write in a poetic style, but in the course of their book abandon it for realism, and weave back and forth like drunkards between the surreal and the real.”
    Marguerite Youn
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    “Realism can break a writer’s heart.”
    ― Salman RushdieShame
    True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing. Jean Cocteau
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    “Doubt is a question mark; faith is an exclamation point. The most compelling, believable, realistic stories have included them both.”
    ― Criss JamiKillosophy
    Realism is a bad word. In a sense everything is realistic. I see no line between the imaginary and the real. Federico Fellini
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    It’s time to bury the unreal, failed ‘realism’ of those who have long thought that dictators brought stability. Elliott Abrams
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    Idealism is like a castle in the air if it is not based on a solid foundation of social and political realism. Claude McKay
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    Too Controversial? Well, C Suite Member – you have understood Realism ! 
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