The Most Powerful Way to Release Worry and Anxiety – The Post-Grad Survival Guide – Medium


via The Most Powerful Way to Release Worry and Anxiety – The Post-Grad Survival Guide – Medium

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is World’s Largest Guitar Lesson Day? In 1996, Sammy Hagar of Van Halen led 1,000 music students in the world’s largest guitar lesson at the Hard Rock Cafe in Universal City, California.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.”

— Doris Mortman

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Pretenders Day? In 1980, the Pretenders released their first album (called “The Pretenders”). Today, you can pretend to be whoever you want to be! 😉

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Never take the advice of someone who has not had your kind of trouble.”

— Sidney J. Harris

‘Tamil is semma gethu language machi’ | Chennai News – Times of India


via ‘Tamil is semma gethu language machi’ | Chennai News – Times of India

Interesting article.

Dialect became part of Chennai’s un ..

“Comprehensive Mobility Plan ignores environmental impacts, sustainable solutions” | | Citizen Matters, Bengaluru


via “Comprehensive Mobility Plan ignores environmental impacts, sustainable solutions” | | Citizen Matters, Bengaluru

My take:

While I agree that the Government of Karnataka is not following Ruling Party and PM’s slogan ” SABKA SAATH,  Sabka Vikaas”  I am inclined to say that some of the rhetoric in this essay is lofty thinking with just an eye to be on the committees as experts and delay the processes.

I would have appreciated if the Expert writer here would have suggested

SPECIFIC MEASURES NEEDED

MEASURABLE GOALS DEFINITION – using balanced scorecards, Lag measures clearly defined and Daily/ weekly/ monthly scorecards creation to assist not just the environment, Government but for the entire Humanity which would make use of these facilities.

I strongly feel that Citizen experts should leave ACHIEVABILITY i.e. Feasibility/ viability analysis to the experts in Government as they are not buffoons. I have met several High quality bureaucrats who are not only competent but at times better thinkers and implementers than the Corporates or the self=proclaimed experts of the NGOs.

I agree with the article when it comes to REALITY CHECKS and feel involvement of Citizens, and every one who would like to volunteer for the project “PRO-BONO” . rather than using these NGOs and websites as promo tools for self promotion to be accepted as either government’s paid consultants or politicians of the future.   I appreciate Reality checks and making the planners aware of the things they have missed from a Citizen’s perspective and ensure that C/itizen voices are heard.

Appreciated the TIMEBOUND PLANNING AND FINISHIATIVE NEED, being a drag by raising PILs in courts,  getting stay orders or raising frivolous RTIs to stall important projects is not the answer.

 

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Malapropism
MAL-əprop-iz-əm
Part of speech: noun
Origin: English, 18th century
1

The practice of unintentionally using the wrong word or phrase, usually to humorous effect

2

The act of using a malaprop

Examples of Malapropism in a sentence

“English-language learners are likely to use some comical malapropisms as they practice their skills.”

“After bungling her introduction with a malapropism she was too embarrassed to go on with the speech.”

Brainstorming: The Ultimate Guide


via Brainstorming: The Ultimate Guide

“BRAINSTORMING” WAS COINED BY THE MAD-MEN OF ADVERTISING, AS A WAY TO GENERATE BUSINESS FOR THEMSELVES

The term “brainstorm” itself comes from 1939. Alex Osborn, one of the partners at the ad agency BBDO, began holding “group-thinking” sessions to come up with ideas for advertising clients.

The goal of these sessions, he wrote, was to generate a large quantity of ideas by combining brainpower and withholding judgment. “The villainess is a gal called Prudence,” he quotes.

Ten years later, brainstorming and Osborn exploded in popularity with the publication of the book Your Creative Power. In it, Osborn defined brainstorming as “using the brain to storm a creative problem—and to do so in commando fashion, with each stormer attacking the same objective.”

 

Technology helps, but not enough cops to manage Bengaluru’s traffic: Former police chief | | Citizen Matters, Bengaluru


via Technology helps, but not enough cops to manage Bengaluru’s traffic: Former police chief | | Citizen Matters, Bengaluru

My . takes:

  1. Make Traffic/ Road Safety Management System a subject for
    1. Civil Engineers
    2. IIT
    3. IPS
    4. Administrative Staff College
  2. Awareness required among the Citizens on basics like
    1. Respecting the Zebra LIne and stopping when you see a Human or animal crossing the road
    2. Pedestrial discipline to be taught in . schools.  I have seen children very firmly telling parents not to use Plastic as their “Teachers said so!”
  3. All State and Central Governments need Staffing analysis just as the Corporates do.  Manpower planning, Recruiting, Selecting, Equipping – whether it is Traffic Policemen/ women or others in Government jobs is not just shoddy but it is also the root cause of Corruption as bribes are handed to get these jobs.

 

Wisdom Quotes


Don’t try to be better than everyone else, be better than you were yesterday.

I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be. (Ken Venturi)

You can’t discover new places if you never leave the comfort of your home.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. (Andre Gide)