Jay’s Tantra Moment

In my difficult moments, In my indecisive Dilemma moments I Try this hack or Jay’s Tantra. It works for me.

  1. I pick up a Gita shloka at random:
  2. I pick up a Verse from Bible

Look up the meanings.

Attempt to find my answers, my solutions to complex issues.  It works for me 100%.

Srimad Bhagavad Gita

Chapter 3 Sloka 42 

Psalms 90:1Passage: A prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.


RAK – the Random Acts of Kindness Movement . Choose one.

  1. Send flowers to a friend or a family member!
  2. Surprise your parents with flowers
  3. Send a thank you card to someone who has made a difference in your life (a friend, family member, teacher etc.)
  4. Be eco-friendly – unplug electronics when you’re finished using them
  5. Lend a friend a book you think they’d like
  6. Help someone improve, give them constructive feedback
  7. Volunteer your time for a good cause
  8. Visit a friend who’s sick
  9. Make a hot beverage for a friend/family
  10. Support a small, local business as a customer

Random Phrases for 13th Nov. 2018. Creativity and Lateral thoughts.

Things Average Out – Almost daily ! 🙂

  1. My Cup of Tea Meaning: Someone or something that one finds to be agreeable or delightful.  My mentor once sadi, ask a stranger for a feedback or a solution to your top of mind problem and you are most likely to get it.  I used this today with a Film maker and sought his advice and what a wonderful discussion we had – educative, enlightening, inspiring and most helpful.  Acting or making films are not my profession. I did Censor films though 🙂 but being considered for a Cast and an interview by a Top director was not my cup of tea.   Advice just flowed and the expert filled many of my knowledge gaps.  Wonderful day today. 

  2. Quick and Dirty Meaning: Things that done with great speed, but as a result, they are not going to work very well. My MacPro is now old and become so slow that I am fed up. The new models have not arrived in India yet and the dealers are trying to push old models with hard sell.  I was looking for a iMac this time as I rarely step out with a laptop but most dealers do not have it in stock in a IT capital of India Bangalore. What a shame !  Are they discontinuing the iMac ? I wonder

  3. No Ifs, Ands, or Buts Meaning: Finishing a task without making any excuses. To go to a CSC or Family Pension Fund office has become a ritual every year for every Senior citizen.  It is sad.  Most CSC’s are not equipped or have slow networks and avoid this lowly paid activity.  I also face issues with my fingerprints 🙂 – the prints don’t match ! WOW 1  So they take the photo of the eyes at few locations where the queues are huge.  Do I have a choice – No!

  4. Quality Time Meaning: Spending time with another to strengthen the relationship. I am loving the Toastmasters.  I started going for their meetups in mid August, was terrified with the Table topics but started my Pathways journey and crossed Level 1. It is working well. I like the time spent. 

  5. Cut To The Chase Meaning: To get to the point, leaving out all the unnecessary details.  The count from a13th May, the Muse and the message, inspiration or negativity is getting buried today.  100k view is still sometime away but mind is at peace and there is no negativity, The heart is pure. Will keep at it by writing more posts and less sharing going forward on this blog. 

  6. Cup Of Joe Meaning: A cup of joe is an American nickname for a cup of coffee. The new mentee which I reluctantly took on board without even meeting is enthusiastic and experienced.  I receptive and when I pushed him to the wall – his response was fantastic.  I like him and may invite him for a cup of Joe 🙂

  7. Shot In the Dark Meaning: An attempt that has little chance for success.  Not attempting to do any such things. All well planned activities and limited Goals and it feels great to measure and keep my eyes on the finish line. 

  8. Plot Thickens: The Meaning: The latest developments have become made the situation very serious.  But I couldn’t care more. Decided not to take ownership or own others’ problems,  not get emotionally invested in any one and give advice only when asked. and keep arms length distance. 

  9. Beating a Dead Horse Meaning: It is unwise to bring up a past resolved issue.  Today is auspicious to close all such matters and resolved to do it. I have started some of my old favorite activities. Whistling, singing, listening to Retro songs and instrumental music and long walks! They are so refreshing. 

  10. Playing For Keeps Meaning: Said when things are about to get serious.  The coming months are promising. Some good opportunities like filming, Global speakership are coming on the horizon with little efforts.  Will attempt new strategies on the  blogs and make both very active. 

Turf – Free verse by Jay


Free verse by jay

Because I could not win the Turf,
it did kindly win for me.
Pause to win, like the Turf does.
It does win, it does install,
Should it also rid?

Given that it is really lush,
Above all others is my poor pasture.
Permanent, perennial, poor pasture.
Are you upset by how abundant it is?
Does it tear you apart to see the poor pasture so succulent?

infields are not over-sized!
infields are exceptionally over-sized.
Are you upset by how fourpenny they are?
Does it tear you apart to see the infields so over-sized?

I cannot help but stop and look at wooly, green grassland.
Never forget the soft and woolly-headed green grassland.

I cannot help but stop and look at the big, dusty dirt.
A dusty dirt is adult. a dusty dirt is capacious,
a dusty dirt is heroic, however.

Deep divots, however hard they try,
Will always be matted.
Deep divots are dull. deep divots are matte,
deep divots are tangled, however.

Why would you think the fine fescue is uncultivated?
the fine fescue is the most cultivated grass of all.
Down, down, down into the darkness of the fine fescue,
Gently it goes – the refined, the uncultivated, the genteel.

Because I could not install for Turf,
it did kindly install for me.
Pause to install, like the Turf does.
You can install, you can win, but can you breed?

Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is the birthday of Artificial Snow? In 1946, Vincent Schaefer spread the first artificial snow on Mount Greylock, Massachusetts. This first attempt to modify natural clouds in the field through “cloud seeding” began during a flight that began in upstate New York. Schaefer dumped six pounds of dry ice into the target cloud from a plane after a 60-mile easterly chase from the Schenectady County Airport.


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Inch by inch it’s all a cinch, by the yard it’s hard. Go for it — no matter how slow or long the process seems at first.”

— Mardi Ballou

How Millennials Can Make Globalization 4.0 Work for All | Longitudes

via How Millennials Can Make Globalization 4.0 Work for All | Longitudes


How Millennials Can Make Globalization 4.0 Work for All

Here are five practical priorities we can focus on today to prepare for tomorrow.

Like many millennials, I spend my morning commute sifting through texts, emails and headlines on my phone. The news offers an odd blend of learning about robot backpacks that support remote collaboration and reading about the millions of Venezuelans fleeing poverty and violence.

Pullquote share icon.ShareA successful Globalization 4.0 is one of inclusive and equitable growth across and within countries.

It’s a daily reminder of how divided and unequal the world still is. As the digital revolution transforms industries and ongoing geopolitical challenges become more complex, it seems like we are waiting for some inevitable spark to ignite the biggest wave of global integration since the fall of the Berlin wall.

Globalization 4.0 – the focus of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in 2019 in Davos, Switzerland – could like preceding waves of globalization have mixed results: economic growth and poverty alleviation on the one hand and political crises and greater income inequality on the other. These days, the outcomes of further global integration feel particularly uncertain.

Political divisions are at an all-time high. The threat of global terrorism continues. Institutions that bring countries together may be crumbling (see Brexit). For millennials, our economic opportunities are uncertain: We believe we may not have the skills we need for the jobs of the future.

If we are not intentional in our preparation for Globalization 4.0, we risk exacerbating these problems. I believe in the positive transformative power of Globalization 4.0 – if millennials can shape it on our terms of equity, equality and sustainability.

Equitable growth

According to a 2017 survey of the Global Shapers Community, 51 percent of people under 30 believe “equal access to opportunities for all” is the most important thing for a free society – even more than job security.

The last wave of globalization in the 1990s lifted some countries out of poverty. However, income inequality is increasing in those countries and in large economies, including the U.S. Other countries with low-cost labor are anticipating the benefits of the next wave of globalization, but there is a risk of laying a foundation that drives inequality for generations.

A successful Globalization 4.0 is one of inclusive and equitable growth across and within countries. This might seem like a tall order. But here are five practical priorities we can focus on today to prepare for tomorrow.

Invest in strengthening local and regional economies.

Greater global integration doesn’t mean only global cities benefit. We should proactively build resilient local and regional systems that can participate in the next wave of globalization, making sure regions have the right mix of education, employment and infrastructure to create and sustain jobs locally.

Ghana’s Decent Work Program is an example of a place-based approach that increased employment and growth.

 Innovate educational institutions and aggressively close the skills gap.

By 2022, at least 54 percent of employees globally will require re- and up-skilling. Not only do we need to support people in getting the training they need for jobs in the next five years, but we need to prepare young students with the skills to adapt to the types of jobs we will need in the next 20 years.

New Zealand is implementing a national technology curriculum to teach students to be digital creators, as well as consumers.

 Focus on the most vulnerable populations.

Negative effects of globalization will have a disproportionate impact on some populations. Global and local institutions need to advance both universal and targeted strategies to improve outcomes for everyone.

At Feeding America, we provide charitable nutritious food across the U.S. while also deploying programs focused on removing food access barriers for populations with particularly high rates of food insecurity.

Pullquote share icon.ShareNearly half of all people under 30 believe climate change is the most pressing global issue.

 Stop climate change.

Climate change was not as imminent during the preceding waves of globalization. It is going to have a disproportionate impact on vulnerable regions and populations. The challenges of Globalization 4.0 will be compounded if resources that could be put toward strengthening local economies and education have to be diverted to mitigate the costs of climate change.

Nearly half of all people under 30 believe climate change is the most pressing global issue. By the time we are in global leadership roles, it might be too late.

 Build a movement focused on equity.

Advancing the priorities above and creating greater equity will require a more coordinated global movement than exists today. Many businesses, NGOs, advocacy groups, academics and even individuals have unprecedented global reach and ability to influence equitable outcomes.

Millennials are likely to reward businesses who participate in this movement, preferring to work at and purchase from businesses that are driving social good.

Countries that do not act on these priorities risk losing out in the next wave of globalization. Millennials are ready to lead the charge for equitable growth.

The looming spark that ignites Globalization 4.0 will be the defining moment of our generation.

This article first appeared on World Economic Forum and was republished with permission.

Julia Luscombe is Director of Strategic Initiatives at Feeding America.Click the RSS icon to subscribe to future articles by this author. RSS Feed