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Virtuous circles: Can reusing building materials in new projects go mainstream?
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The UK currently consumes 600 million tonnes of products annually while generating about 220 million tonnes of waste. Not only do construction, demolition and excavation contribute about 60 per cen

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Random Acts of Kindness


  1. Bring a box of doughnuts to share at the office
  2. Visit a friend who’s sick
  3. At a restaurant, pay for a table’s lunch or dinner anonymously
  4. Offer to return a shopping cart to the store for someone unloading a car
  5. Post a list of random acts of kindness in a public place

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Great White Way Day? In 1880, Broadway in New York City was lit by electricity, thus becoming known as the Great White Way. Trivia fans: Broadway Avenue began as an Algonquin trade route called the Wiechquaekeck Trail. It’s definitely come a long way!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.”

— Anna Taylor

Slowdown Blues: India’s savings rate nosedives to 15-year low, claims report


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And this is what will KILL the Boomer generation, Senior Citizens, Veterans and their savings are being squandered by the rich by creating NPAs and bankrupt businesses.

The Total Cash and Bank balance/ Reserves of the Corporates are very high and if a small investor / pensioner even thinks of investing – these profitable corporates do not distribute full dividend by inflating reserves.

Godrej, a deeply problematic association with anti-Hindu, anti-India elements and the silencing of a Dharmic LGBTQIA+ activist – Opindia News


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Prayer


Dhananjay Parkhe

Shireen Davenport

The Prayer of Repentance

The prayer was read aloud numerous times in Baba’s presence, often with an added prelude written by Baba. For example in 1954 it was read aloud in Baba’s presence by his disciple William Donkin with the following prelude:

O the eternally benevolent Paramatma! O all-merciful Allah! O the most merciful God Almighty! O giver of all boons, Yazdan! Being fully aware of your absolute independence and your absolute indifference, Baba, with all humbleness, implores you, O allmerciful God! to accept the prayer of repentance from him on behalf of all his lovers and on behalf of all who are worthy of being forgiven.

The Prayer of Repentance was dictated in Khuldabad, India in November, 1951.

We repent, O God most merciful; for all our sins;
for every thought that was false or unjust or unclean;
for every word…

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Business – 6 A’s DhAnAnjAyA jAy PArkhe© Daily


BUSINESS
Only 8.4 crore poor in India, claims a new study

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Poetry – DhAnAnjAyA “jAy” PArkhe©


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Dhananjay Parkhe’s Poetry

Welcome !
Dhananjaya (Jayº) Parkhe has over 45 years of management experience in Private, Public Sector and MNC apart from Not for Profit / Development Sectors. His experience spans Banking, Fertilisers, Industrial Chemicals, Courier/Express, Postal and Logistics businesses apart from his own entrepreneurship experience in Retained Search, Headhunting, International Management Consulting, Educator, Pro Bono Advisory to Startups and NGOs.

Dhananjay did an Entrepreneurial stint from ’93-’96 and labels himself as a Failed Entrepreneur. In his second innings as Social Entrepreneur since 2012, he mentors Startups and C-Level candidates.

His vast career experience was with Bank of India, Madras Fertilizers Ltd, Hico Products Ltd, TNT Express Worldwide and TNT Couriers Ltd India. He retired from TNT at the end of 2011 as Director CSR, Public Affairs, Security and had Global Matrix responsibilities for Country Customer Loyalty Management, QMS, Road Safety Management system, QSHE, Business Continuity Plans, Business Excellence, Integrity, Ethics Committee, Ethics and Fraud Investigations and Head of Disciplinary Committee.

He achieved several laurels, Awards and competitions, Global honours as Profit Centre Head for Performance and won several awards for his innovative solutions projects internally. He was a recipient of Global Health and Safety Award and a Commendation from TNT Masters Award ( EFQM Model of Excellence).

He has held several Board positions as Elected member of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Governing body, Advisory Panel member of Central Board of Film Certification, National Executive Member of Express Council of India, Founder Secretary of TAPA Chapter in India, Coordinator of CII Committee on Road Safety at the National Level. Dhananjay is a Senior Citizen, Life Member of National HRD Network since 1993. He lives in Bangalore with his wife and daughter.

Dhananjay is a Certified Independent Director and Certified Excellence Assessor. His engagements in past 8 years are Executive Search, Retained Search, C-Level Candidates, Board Practice. C-Suite Mentoring and Fraud Investigations, Risk Management Advisory and Public Policy Consultancy.

Dhananjaya provides Strategy, CSR, Public Affairs, Public Policy and Start Ups. Postal, Last Mile Delivery and Logistics. Public and Regulatory Affairs and Executive and Retained Search advice.

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Poetry – DhAnAnjAyA “jAy” PArkhe©


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Dhananjay Parkhe’s Poetry

Welcome !
Dhananjaya (Jayº) Parkhe has over 45 years of management experience in Private, Public Sector and MNC apart from Not for Profit / Development Sectors. His experience spans Banking, Fertilisers, Industrial Chemicals, Courier/Express, Postal and Logistics businesses apart from his own entrepreneurship experience in Retained Search, Headhunting, International Management Consulting, Educator, Pro Bono Advisory to Startups and NGOs.

Dhananjay did an Entrepreneurial stint from ’93-’96 and labels himself as a Failed Entrepreneur. In his second innings as Social Entrepreneur since 2012, he mentors Startups and C-Level candidates.

His vast career experience was with Bank of India, Madras Fertilizers Ltd, Hico Products Ltd, TNT Express Worldwide and TNT Couriers Ltd India. He retired from TNT at the end of 2011 as Director CSR, Public Affairs, Security and had Global Matrix responsibilities for Country Customer Loyalty Management, QMS, Road Safety Management system, QSHE, Business Continuity Plans, Business Excellence, Integrity, Ethics Committee, Ethics and Fraud Investigations and Head of Disciplinary Committee.

He achieved several laurels, Awards and competitions, Global honours as Profit Centre Head for Performance and won several awards for his innovative solutions projects internally. He was a recipient of Global Health and Safety Award and a Commendation from TNT Masters Award ( EFQM Model of Excellence).

He has held several Board positions as Elected member of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Governing body, Advisory Panel member of Central Board of Film Certification, National Executive Member of Express Council of India, Founder Secretary of TAPA Chapter in India, Coordinator of CII Committee on Road Safety at the National Level. Dhananjay is a Senior Citizen, Life Member of National HRD Network since 1993. He lives in Bangalore with his wife and daughter.

Dhananjay is a Certified Independent Director and Certified Excellence Assessor. His engagements in past 8 years are Executive Search, Retained Search, C-Level Candidates, Board Practice. C-Suite Mentoring and Fraud Investigations, Risk Management Advisory and Public Policy Consultancy.

Dhananjaya provides Strategy, CSR, Public Affairs, Public Policy and Start Ups. Postal, Last Mile Delivery and Logistics. Public and Regulatory Affairs and Executive and Retained Search advice.

My Author Page on Amazon.com

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Exploring Tibet Day? In 1865, Swedish explorer Sven Anders Hedin was born at Stockholm, Sweden. He was the first European to bring the wonders of Tibet to the world, which he had explored thoroughly. Celebrate today by exploring something you’ve been dreaming about for a long time!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”

— Zig Ziglar

Random phrases of the day


  1. No-BrainerMeaning: Anything that requires minimal brain activity to accomplish.
  2. Playing PossumMeaning: Pretending to be dead, or to be deceitful about something.
  3. Wild Goose ChaseMeaning: Futilely pursuing something that will never be attainable.
  4. Head Over HeelsMeaning: Falling deeply in love with another person.
  5. Tug of WarMeaning: It can refer to the popular rope pulling game or it can mean a struggle for authority.

Articles by Robert Heller


ROBERT HELLER

Robert Heller, who died aged 80 in August 2012, was Britain’s most renowned and best-selling author on business management. Author of more than 50 books, he was the founding editor of Management Today and the Global Future Forum. About his latest title, The Fusion Manager, Sir John Harvey-Jones wrote: “The future lies with the thinking manager, and the thinking manager must read this book”.

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र्थ रामदास स्वामींची अतिशय सुंदर रचना.


र्थ रामदास स्वामींची अतिशय सुंदर रचना.
ही २० कडवी म्हणजे २० रत्ने आहेत.

Be Balanced

अतीकोपता कार्य जाते लयाला,
अती नम्रता पात्र होते भयाला ।
अती काम ते कोणतेही नसावे,
प्रमाणामधे सर्व काही असावे ।। १ ।।

अती त्याग तो रोकडा मृत्य आज ।
सदा तृप्त नेमस्त सर्वां दिसावे,
प्रमाणामधे सर्व काही असावे ।। २ ।।

अती मोह हा दु:ख शोकास मूळ,
अती काळजी टाकणे हेही खूळ ।
सदा चित्त हे सद्विचारे कसावे,
प्रमाणामधे सर्व काही असावे ।। ३ ।।अती ज्ञान अभ्यासल्या क्षीण काया,
अती खेळणे हा भिकेचाच पाया ।
न कष्टाविणे त्वा रिकामे बसावे,
प्रमाणामधे सर्व काही असावे ।। ४ ।।

अती दान तेही प्रपंचात छिद्र,
अती हीन कार्पण्य मोठे दरिद्र ।
बरे कोणते ते मनाला पुसावे,
प्रमाणामधे सर्व काही असावे ।। ५ ।।अती भोजने रोग येतो घराला,
उपासे अती कष्ट होती नराला ।
फुका सांग देवावरी का रुसावे,
प्रमाणामधे सर्व काही असावे ।। ६ ।।

अती स्नेह तेथे अवज्ञा उदंड,
अती द्वेष भूलोकीचे पंककुंड ।
अती मत्सरे त्वां कशाला कुसावे,
प्रमाणामधे सर्व काही असावे ।। ७ ।।अती आळशी वाचुनी प्रेतरूप,
अती झोप घे तोही त्याचाच भूप ।
सदा सत्कृतीमाजी आत्मा विसावे,
प्रमाणामधे सर्व काही असावे ।। ८ ।।

अती द्रव्यही जोडते पापरास,
अती घोर दारिद्य्र तो पंकवास ।
धने वैभवे त्वां न केंव्हा फसावे,
प्रमाणामधे सर्व काही असावे ।। ९ ।।अती भाषणे वीटती बुद्धिवंत,
अती मौन मूर्खत्व ते मूर्तिमंत ।
खरे तत्त्व ते अल्पशब्दे ठसावे,
प्रमाणामधे सर्व काही असावे ।। १० ।।

अती वाद घेता दुरावेल सत्य,
अती `होस हो’ बोलणे नीचकृत्य ।
विचारे तुवा ज्ञानमार्गी घुसावे,
प्रमाणामधे सर्व काही असावे ।। ११ ।।अती शोक तो देतसे दुःखवृद्धी,
अती मानतो हर्ष तो क्षूद्रबुद्धी ।
ललाटाक्षरां सांग कोणी पुसावे,
प्रमाणामधे सर्व काही असावे ।। १४ ।।

अती भूषणे मार्ग तो संकटाचा,
अती थाट तो वेष होतो नटाचा ।
रहावे असे की न कोणी हसावे,
प्रमाणामधे सर्व काही असावे ।। १५ ।।स्तुतीला अती बोलती श्वानवृत्ती,
अती लोकनिंदा करी दुष्ट चित्ती ।
न कोणा उगे शब्द स्पर्शे डसावे,
प्रमाणामधे सर्व काही असावे ।। १६ ।।

अती भांडणे नाश तो यादवांचा,
हठाने अती वंश ना कौरवांचा ।
कराया अती हे न कोणी वसावे,
प्रमाणामधे सर्व काही असावे ।। १७ ।।अती गोड खाणे नसे रोज इष्ट,
कदन्ने अती सेवणे हे कनिष्ठ ।
असोनी गहू व्यर्थ खावे न सावे,
प्रमाणामधे सर्व काही असावे ।। १८ ।।

जुन्याचे अती भक्त ते हट्टवादी,
नव्याचे अती लाडके शुद्ध नादी ।
खरे सार शोधोनिया नित्य घ्यावे,
प्रमाणामधे सर्व काही असावे ।। १९ ।।सदा पद्य घोकोनियां शीण येतो,
सदा गद्य वाचोनियां त्रास होतो ।
कधी ते कधी हेही वाचीत जावे,
प्रमाणामधे सर्व काही असावे ।। २० ।।

-समर्थ रामदास स्वामी.

Random phrases of the day


  1. Back To the Drawing BoardMeaning: Starting over again on a new design from a previously failed attempt.
  2. Happy as a ClamMeaning: The state of being happy; feeling delighted.
  3. Hard Pill to SwallowMeaning: Something that’s difficult to accept.
  4. Man of Few WordsMeaning: A person who does not speak a great deal; someone who talks with as few words as possible.
  5. My Cup of TeaMeaning: Someone or something that one finds to be agreeable or delightful.

World Day of Social Justice – 20 February


This day is commemorated to recognize the need to promote social justice and bring to light efforts to tackle injustices such as poverty and unemployment.

Content marketing ideas

Listicle idea: Social inequalities you might not have noticed in your daily life

Infographic idea: Careers that have the maximum impact on society

Video idea: A look at social warriors who are doing their bit to help society

Podcast idea: How can social media influencers influence people to do good?

Brand campaign that worked

This ad by P&G tackles gender biases and reinforces that women and men are equal in all spheres of life.

Random Poetry


All she wanted was the answer,
but she had no idea how much
she would hate it.
It must be five o’clock
somewhere.
She wouldn’t have
eaten the meal
if she had known
what it actually was.
The random poetry generator
generated a
random poetry
about a random poem
Tom got a small piece of pie.
He was very proud of his nickname
throughout high school but today-
He couldn’t be any different
to what his nickname was.
Lets all be unique together
until we realise
we are all the same.she

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‘Trying formula of 1990s’ Bihar’: BJP likens Prashant Kishor to musclemen
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Quotes . of the week


Andre Gide

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.”

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Jean de La Fontaine

“Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.”

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Buddha

“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”

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Arthur C. Clarke

“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.”

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Brigham Young

“Love the giver more than the gift.”

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Lord Byron

“Friendship is Love without his wings!”

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Norman Vincent Peale

“It’s always too early to quit.”

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English Idioms for Personality & Character – Espresso English


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English Idioms For Personality & Character

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Armchair Critic

“It’s easy to be an armchair critic, but no one ever takes action to help solve the problem.”

English idioms for personality and characterAn armchair critic is a person who makes comments and criticisms about a situation that they are not actually DOING anything to help fix the problem. Imagine a person sitting in a big, comfortable armchair and making criticisms about something, without getting up and taking action!

For example, if you constantly criticize your town for not taking better care of stray animals, but you personally do not volunteer at the animal shelter or help organize campaigns to change the situation, then you are being an armchair critic.

Busybody

“My aunt is such a busybody – she’s always asking nosy questions about my love life. I wish she’d mind her own business.”

A busybody is a person who constantly wants to know about or interfere in the details of other people’s lives.

Another way to describe someone like this is “nosy,” or you can say the person is always “poking their nose into” other people’s lives. The expression “mind (your) own business” means to focus on your own life without interfering in other people’s.

Cheapskate

“John bought his mother a $5 gift for her birthday. I can’t believe what a cheapskate he is!”

cheapskate is a person who hates to spend much money – and spends little money even in cases where more spending is needed. In this example sentence, John should have invested more money in a gift for his mother, but he only spent $5! Another way to describe a person like this is “stingy.”

Couch Potato

“Stop being a couch potato – turn off the TV and go get some exercise.”

couch potato is a lazy person who spends a lot of time sitting down or lying down, watching TV, playing video games, or doing some other activity that doesn’t involve physical activity.

English idioms for personality and character

Down-To-Earth

“I like working with Janet because she’s so down-to-earth. Her plans and expectations are very reasonable.”

A person who is down-to-earth is practical, sensible, and realistic. Being down-to-earth is the opposite of being a dreamer, visionary, or “having your head in the clouds.”

Behind The Times / A Fuddy-Duddy

“My dad doesn’t have an e-mail address. He’s a little behind the times.”

Describing someone as “behind the times” means the person is old-fashioned and has not adopted certain modern customs, beliefs, or behaviors. A more negative word to describe a person who is “stuck in the past” is fuddy-duddy. This word is more of a criticism, whereas “behind the times” is more diplomatic.

Go-Getter

“You can’t just wait for opportunities to be handed to you – you need to be more of a go-getter.”

go-getter is a person who is active, energetic, and has the initiative to pursue the things they want.

Goody-Goody / Goody Two Shoes

“Mary was a goody two shoes in high school, but when she went to college she turned into a real rebel.”

goody-goody or goody two shoes is a person who always acts good, sweet, or nice, and follows the rules perfectly. They never do anything bad or rebellious.

These words are NOT compliments – they have the connotation of a person who always acts good and is a little bit arrogant about it, showing off their perfect behavior.

An idiom for describing someone as good without this connotation of arrogance is “a good egg.”

Know-It-All / Smart Alec / Wise Guy

“I tried to give advice, but my know-it-all co-worker wouldn’t even listen.”

know-it-all is a person who thinks they know everything, and that their opinions and ideas are the best. The idioms “smart alec” and “wise guy” are similar, but have more of a connotation of a person who demonstrates their cleverness in an arrogant or sarcastic way.

Man Of His Word / Woman Of Her Word

“If Gary said he’ll be there at 6:00, you can count on it. He’s a man of his word.”

A “man of his word” or “woman of her word” is a person you can trust because they tell the truth and keep promises.

Mover And Shaker

“Martha is the mover and shaker in the department. She’s always got ideas to help move things forward.”

mover and shaker is an active person who helps their company, organization, or group make progress.

Set In His/Her Ways

“I showed my boss the benefits of this new strategy, but he’s set in his ways and doesn’t want to change anything.”

A person who is set in his or her ways is stubborn and committed to their current way of doing things. They aren’t open to changing, even if the change would be an improvement.

Slimeball

“Harry dumped Kate and immediately started trying to hook up with her 16-year-old sister. What a slimeball!”
(dumped = ended a romantic relationship)
(hook up with = start a romantic relationship, or have sex with)

slimeball is a disgusting, horrible, person who deserves to be hated. A person can be described as a slimeball in any context (not only romantic relationships). This word can be used for anybody who did an especially terrible, dishonest, or violent action.

Social Butterfly

“I’m more reserved, but my mother is a social butterfly.”

social butterfly is an extroverted person who loves to socialize. Like a butterfly goes quickly from flower to flower, a “social butterfly” often goes around a room having conversations with many people.

English idioms for personality and character

Stickler For The Rules

“Clean up the classroom after you’re done with your project. The teacher’s a stickler for neatness.”

Someone who is a “stickler for [something]” is a person who strongly insists on that quality or behavior, and wants or expects other people to maintain the same standard. People are usually sticklers for some rule of correctness, such as neatness/cleanliness, punctuality, correct grammar, tradition, accuracy, etc.

Wet Blanket / Party Pooper / Spoilsport / Killjoy / Stick-In-The-Mud

“I hate to be a wet blanket, but we should probably turn down the music – our neighbors are probably trying to sleep.”

These idioms describe a person who discourages fun or enjoyment for other people, or who prevents other people from having fun, through their actions or their negative attitudes.

Worrywart

“My mother’s such a worrywart that if I don’t call her every day, she starts imagining I’ve been killed in a horrible accident.”

worrywart is a person who worries constantly and excessively.

Wisdom Quotes


Even if you’re on the right path, you’ll get nowhere if you stand still.

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. (Will Rogers)

Age is not a limit for dreams and goals.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. (C. S. Lewis)