WORD OF THE DAY

WORD OF THE DAY
Oscillate
AH-sə-leit
Part of speech: verb
Origin: Latin, early 18th century
1

Move or swing back and forth at a regular speed.

2

(Physics) Vary in magnitude or position in a regular manner around a central point.

Examples of Oscillate in a sentence

“‘The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.’ — Carl Gustav Jung”

“The light made the electrons in each atom oscillate back and forth from one side of the atom to the other.”

14. International Day of Friendship – 30th July

International Day of Friendship

This day is celebrated to honor those friends in your life that have made all the difference.

Content marketing ideas:    

  • Listicle idea: X Places to visit with friends once the lockdown is lifted
  • Infographic idea: Foods that are perfect for snacking with your friend
  • Video idea: X Best movies about friendships you should watch
  • Podcast idea: How honest should you be with your friends?

Brand campaign that worked:

This video from UNICEF shows them partnering with BTS to show the power of kindness and friendship to heal people.

15. World Day against Trafficking in Persons – 30th July

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

This day is celebrated to raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.

Content marketing ideas:

  • Listicle idea: X Industries where human trafficking is rampant
  • Infographic idea:  How can you spot and stop human trafficking?
  • Video idea: Stories of survivors of sex trafficking you must hear
  • Podcast idea: Why are children particularly vulnerable to human trafficking?

Brand campaign that worked:

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) observed the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons by organizing a wide range of events around the globe to highlight this heinous crime.

Interesting Days to Remember in July2020

As the pandemic continues to restrict our plans, global days and celebrations offer positive, near future events to focus on. Below are the key global days this July, accompanied by selected educational resources. Click the title of each day for detailed explanations and further resources.
4th July – International Day of Cooperatives 
This year’s theme is ‘cooperatives for climate action’.

  • Explore climate protection projects run by cooperatives around the world using this interactive map.
  • Read these 12 examples of how cooperatives in different sectors, across the globe, can support SDG12 by boosting sustainable consumption and production.

5th July – Asalha Puja / Dharma Day
A Buddhist celebration where people show gratitude to Buddha and other enlightened teachers for sharing their understanding.

  • Explore this illustrated overview of Buddhism and quiz from BBC Bitesize (for KS2).
  • Watch this video on life as a Buddhist by BBC Bitesize (for year 10 and 11).

11th July – World population Day

  • Use the ‘worldmapper’ website to illustrate global population differences to students in a clear, visual way. This tool shows a range of maps where countries sizes reflect specific population details, including coronavirus cases among other things.
  • Explore the impacts of the rapidly increasing human population, combined with growing rates of consumption, on health, well-being, and the environment with these 3 lesson plans from the British Council in partnership with The Royal Society (for KS2 and 3).

18th July – Nelson Mandela Day
With the current wave of global anti-racism protests highlighting the vital need for solidarity and action to end poverty and injustice, this day is a particularly important event.

30th July – World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 

  • Learn about slavery, past and present, through these 7 excellent lesson plans on ‘Ending Slavery: An unfinished business’ from the Citizenship Foundation.
  • Encourage empathy through these stories from children who have been victim to trafficking, provided by the UN.

Also on the 30th July – International Friendship Day 
This day aims to bridge the gaps between factors such as race, language and culture.

Wisdom Quotes

Wisdom is the sum of all you learned in school and haven’t forgotten to this day.

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. (Albert Einstein)

All roads lead you to your destination if you don’t know where you’re going.
If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there. (Lewis Carroll)

13. International Tiger Day – 29th July

International Tiger Day

This day is commemorated to raise awareness for tiger conservation.

Content marketing ideas:    

  • Listicle idea:  Here’s how you can differentiate between wildcats
  • Infographic idea: What are the different species of tigers?
  • Video idea: X Famous fictional tigers on screen
  • Podcast idea:  What to do if you want to spot a tiger on your safari

Brand campaign that worked:

This video by National Geographic lists five surprising facts about tigers you might not know.

Wisdom Quotes

Put your everything in even the smallest step and you’ll be on the path to success.

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. (Swami Sivananda)

The intelligent know to belief only half of what they hear. The wise know which half.
An intelligent man believes only half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half. (Even Esar)

12. World Hepatitis Day – 28th July

World Hepatitis Day Content Marketing Ideas

This day is celebrated to encourage governments to step up their response to the ever-present threat of hepatitis.

Content marketing ideas:    

  • Listicle idea: How can you differentiate between different types of hepatitis?
  • Infographic idea:X  Foods you must avoid if you suffer from hepatitis
  • Video idea: Here’s how hepatitis affects your liver
  • Podcast idea: How can you boost your liver function?

Brand campaign that worked:

The WHO tells people how hepatitis can be prevented through this simple, animated video.

Deliberately lo-fi

Deliberately lo-fi

The resolution of communication has been on a downward slide for more than a decade.

Careful hand-tuned typography shifts to endless Helvetica, poorly kerned.

Face to face goes to landline phone call goes to cell phone call, goes to yelling into a speakerphone goes to lazy Zoom etiquette.

Music goes from live to vinyl to mp3.

Much of this is driven by the need to squeeze more and more stuff into a narrow pipe combined with a cultural desire for more instead of better.

But…

It will flip.

It always does.

Because better is better.

WORD OF THE DAY

WORD OF THE DAY
Forenoon
FOR-noon
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Old English, 15th century
1

The morning.

Examples of Forenoon in a sentence

“‘Some of my pleasantest hours were during the long rain-storms in the spring or fall, which confined me to the house for the afternoon as well as the forenoon, soothed by their ceaseless roar and pelting.’ — Henry David Thoreau”

“Come over in the forenoon, and we’ll have a cup of coffee and chat.”

WORD OF THE DAY

WORD OF THE DAY
Forenoon
FOR-noon
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Old English, 15th century
1

The morning.

Examples of Forenoon in a sentence

“‘Some of my pleasantest hours were during the long rain-storms in the spring or fall, which confined me to the house for the afternoon as well as the forenoon, soothed by their ceaseless roar and pelting.’ — Henry David Thoreau”

“Come over in the forenoon, and we’ll have a cup of coffee and chat.”

(663) How do our brains process speech? – Gareth Gaskell – YouTube


TED-Ed
1.2 crore subscribersSUBSCRIBEDLearn how to identify, develop, and share your best ideas with TED Masterclass: http://bit.ly/tedmasterclass — The average 20-year-old knows between 27,000 and 52,000 different words. Spoken out loud, most of these words last less than a second. With every word, the brain has a quick decision to make: which of those thousands of options matches the signal? And about 98% of the time, the brain chooses the correct word. How is this possible? Gareth Gaskell digs into the complexities of speech comprehension. Lesson by Gareth Gaskell, directed by Art Shot. Sign up for our newsletter: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletter Support us on Patreon: http://bit.ly/TEDEdPatreon Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/TEDEdFacebook Find us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/TEDEdTwitter Peep us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/TEDEdInstagram View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-do-our… Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible! Sydney Evans, Latora Slydell, Oyuntsengel Tseyen-Oidov, Noel Situ, Elliot Poulin, emily lam, Juan, Jordan Tang, Kent Logan, Alexandra Panzer, Laura Cameron Keith, Jen, Ellen Spertus, Cailin Ramsey, Markus Goldhacker, Leora Allen, Andras Radnothy, Chris, Arpita Singh, Vijayalakshmi, Marc Bilodeau, Peng, Tzu-Hsiang, paul g mohney, Maya Toll, Sebastian Regez, Bruno Hannud, Andreas Voltios, Shubham Arora, Ugur Doga Sezgin, Akinola Emmanuel, Kyanta Yap, Ricardo Rendon Cepeda, Ana Maria, Benjamin & Shannon Pinder, Ernest Chow, Bela Namyslik, Alan Froese, Anika Westburg, Nick Cozby, Shawar Khan, Michael Braun-Boghos, Rohan Gupta, Elizabeth Cruz, Yujing Jiang, Sarah Lundegaard, Vladimir Ivanchenko, Georg Gusewski, Rohit Lodha, Erica Zhuang and Aaron Henson.

(663) The rise and fall of the Celtic warriors – Philip Freeman – YouTube

Trace the rise and fall of the ancient Celts, a group of hundreds of independent warrior tribes defeated by the Roman Empire. — One summer evening in 335 BCE, Alexander the Great was resting by the Danube River when a band of strangers approached his camp. Alexander had never seen anything like these tall, fierce-looking warriors with huge golden neck rings and colorful cloaks. They were Keltoi or Celts— a collection of independent tribes spread across Europe. Philip Freeman details the rise and fall of the ancient Celts. Lesson by Philip Freeman, directed by Paper Panther. Animator’s website: https://www.paperpanther.ie/ Sign up for our newsletter: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletter Support us on Patreon: http://bit.ly/TEDEdPatreon Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/TEDEdFacebook Find us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/TEDEdTwitter Peep us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/TEDEdInstagram View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-rise-a… Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible! Jerome Froelich, Dan Paterniti, Jose Henrique Leopoldo e Silva, Mullaiarasu Sundaramurthy, Elnathan Joshua Bangayan, Caleb ross, Duo Xu, Quinn Shen, Marvin Vizuett, Sid , Marylise CHAUFFETON, Karen Goepen-Wee, Sama aafghani, Mandeep Singh, Abhijit Kiran Valluri, Morgan Williams, Kris Siverhus, Jason Weinstein, Tony Trapuzzano, Devin Harris, Brandy Jones, Shawn Quichocho, Gi Nam Lee, Joy Love Om, Miloš Stevanović, Ghassan Alhazzaa, Yankai Liu, Pavel Zalevskiy, Claudia Mayfield, Stephanie Perozo, Joe Giamartino, Filip Dabrowski, Barbara Smalley, Megan Douglas, Tim Leistikow, Andrés Melo Gámez, Renhe Ji, Ka-Hei Law, Michal Salman, Peter Liu, Mark Morris, Catherine Sverko, Misaki Sato, Tan YH, Ph.D., Rodrigo Carballo, SookKwan Loong, Bev Millar, Merit Gamertsfelder, Lex Azevedo and Noa Shore.

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WORD OF THE DAY

WORD OF THE DAY
WhetstonehWET-stohnPart of speech: nounOrigin: Old English, 12th century
1A fine-grained stone used for sharpening cutting tools.
 
Examples of Whetstone in a sentence “‘A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.’ ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones” “He bought his own whetstone so he could keep his kitchen knives razor sharp.”

Word of the Day

WORD OF THE DAY
Sustainabilitysə-stayn-ə-BIL-ə-deePart of speech: nounOrigin: Latin, 1970s
1The ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level.2Avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.
 
Examples of Sustainability in a sentence “Sustainability of the fish population in the lake is our goal.” “Reducing single-use plastics is an important element of environmental sustainability.”

Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is Welcome Puerto Rico Day? On this day in 1952, Puerto Rico became a commonwealth of the United States. The island’s inhabitants possess all the rights and obligations of United States citizens such as paying Social Security, receiving federal welfare and serving in the armed forces, except for the right to vote in presidential elections and the obligation to pay federal taxes.

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 Haryana to host the 4th edition of Khelo India Youth Games
Department of Biotechnology supports production scale-up of test kits from Mylab
Govt. making all efforts for ease of doing business in Fertilizer Sector
Seismicity study of Arunachal Himalaya reveals low to moderate earthquakes at 2 crustal depths
PM reviews implementation of PM-SVANidhi Scheme
Video conference on “Strengthening of the Risk Based Internal Audit of Rural Development Programmes” held
TRIFED Signs MoU with IIT, Delhi for Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA)
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 Railways to ensure its goods and services procurements through Government e-Market GeM with integration of Railway Digital Supply Chain with GeM. Railway procures goods and services more than Rs 70000 crores annually
INDIA-UK affirm shared commitment to a Free Trade Agreement and towards that,Early Harvest deals in a staged manner
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India records highest ever more than 4.2 lakh COVID tests in a single day
India-European Union Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation renewed for next five years (2020-2025)
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ITAT allows exemption of Rs 220 cr to Tata Education & Development Trust
Rapid Regulatory Frame Work for COVID -19
Department of Biotechnology supports production scale-up of test kits from Mylab
Govt. making all efforts for ease of doing business in Fertilizer Sector
India records highest ever more than 4.2 lakh COVID tests in a single day
Video conference on “Strengthening of the Risk Based Internal Audit of Rural Development Programmes” held
Seismicity study of Arunachal Himalaya reveals low to moderate earthquakes at 2 crustal depths
TRIFED Signs MoU with IIT, Delhi for Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA)
India-European Union Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation renewed for next five years (2020-2025)
PM reviews implementation of PM-SVANidhi Scheme
PIB’S DAILY BULLETIN ON COVID-19
 Haryana to host the 4th edition of Khelo India Youth Games
Webinar on Popular Science Writing reaches across India & beyond its borders
 Railways to ensure its goods and services procurements through Government e-Market GeM with integration of Railway Digital Supply Chain with GeM. Railway procures goods and services more than Rs 70000 crores annually
INDIA-UK affirm shared commitment to a Free Trade Agreement and towards that,Early Harvest deals in a staged manner

11. Kargil Vijay Diwas – 26th July

Kargil Vijay Diwas Content Marketing Ideas

This day commemorates the day Indian soldiers successfully conducted Operation Vijay.

Content marketing ideas:    

  • Listicle idea: Here’s how you can enlist in the army
  • Infographic idea: Who were the heroes of the Kargil war?
  • Video idea: How does India manage to keep its peace with her neighbors?
  • Podcast idea: What is the role of the army in times of peace?

Brand campaign that worked:

A leading brand in real estate did a social media post with the concept – The soldiers and martyrs make our homes safe and secure by putting themselves on the line of fire.

Brand Campaigns that worked for Kargil Vijay Diwas

11. Kargil Vijay Diwas – 26th July

Kargil Vijay Diwas Content Marketing Ideas

This day commemorates the day Indian soldiers successfully conducted Operation Vijay.

Content marketing ideas:    

  • Listicle idea: Here’s how you can enlist in the army
  • Infographic idea: Who were the heroes of the Kargil war?
  • Video idea: How does India manage to keep its peace with her neighbors?
  • Podcast idea: What is the role of the army in times of peace?

Brand campaign that worked:

A leading brand in real estate did a social media post with the concept – The soldiers and martyrs make our homes safe and secure by putting themselves on the line of fire.

Brand Campaigns that worked for Kargil Vijay Diwas

Happy Nag panchami

ॐ भुजंगेशाय विद्महे,
सर्पराजाय धीमहि,
तन्नो नाग: प्रचोदयात्।नाग पंचमी के पावन पर्व की सभी देशवासियों को हार्दिक बधाइयां। भगवान भुजंगेश्वर सभी की मनोकामनाएं पूर्ण करें व देश में चहुंओर सुख-समृद्धि व खुशहाली का वास हो।#नाग_पंचमी

Money costs money

Money costs money

Because there’s a cost to using it on one thing instead of another.

And because the person who invests money has choices, and often chooses the choice that works best for them.

Most people would be happy with a hotel that generates a profit of a thousand dollars a day. But if the hotel cost $50,000,000 to build, you’re bust.

Time costs money too.

That’s not the same as saying “time is money,” which it isn’t. Time is magnificent, hard to stockpile and impossible to recover.

But it still costs. Which means that it’s worth considering whether something worthwhile comes back for your investment and your effort.

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सेनापती बापट व दादर….

गिरणगाव ही एकेकाळी मुंबईची वेगळी ओळख होती, इथले लोक, चाळ संस्कृती कशी दिमाखाने आपली एक परंपरा टिकवून होती. हे गिरणगाव आता नामशेष झालंय. आता इथे उच्चभ्रू, हाय प्रोफाईल लोकांसाठी टॉवर उभे राहिलेत. स्टेटस सिम्बॉल जपणाऱ्यांची नवी संस्कृती इथे वाढू लागलीय. इतकी की परेलच्या सेनापती बापट मार्गाचा एक मैलाचा तुकडा तोडून त्याचे नामकरण आता अमेरिकन स्टईलमध्ये *’गोल्डन माईल’ असे करण्याचा एका बिल्डरचा प्रयत्न सुरू आहे. आजच्या पिढीला मुळशीचा लढा आणि त्याचा हा सेनापती ठाऊकही नसेल, म्हणूनच सेनापती बापट यांच्याबाबतचा हा लेख आज शेअर करत आहे. हा लेख वाचल्यावर कदाचित या महापुरूषाचे कार्य कळेल. त्यांची आठवण सांगणाऱ्या मार्गाचे नामकरण करणे तुम्हाला योग्य वाटते का? तुमचं तुम्हीच ठरवा आणि रक्त खवळलं नसेल तर शांत बसा….
द्वारकानाथ संझगिरी

पिस्तूल ते झाडू

सध्या एका धक्कादायक वास्तवाकडे मी वळतोय. दादरमधल्या मंडळींना आपल्याच विभागात राहिलेले महापुरुष ठाऊक नाहीत. विशेषतः नव्या पिढीला.

परवाचीच एक गोष्ट सांगतोय.

दादर स्टेशनच्या जवळ एका दुकानात काहीतरी घेत होतो. इतक्यात एक संवाद कानावर पडला. एक ‘क्ष’ व्यक्ती ‘य’ व्यक्तीला चैत्यभूमीकडे जायचा रस्ता विचारत होती. ती ‘य’ व्यक्ती त्या ‘क्ष’ व्यक्तीला सांगत होती, ‘इथून सरळ जायचं. मग गोखले रोड लागेल. पुन्हा सरळ जायचं. मग एक सर्कल लागेल. तिथे पाच रस्ते फुटतात. त्या सर्कलमध्ये एका म्हाताऱ्या माणसाचा पुतळा आहे. तो पुतळा, क्रिकेटमध्ये पंचाने फलंदाजाला बाद दिल्यावर बोट कसं वर करतो तसा वर बोट करून उभा आहे. त्या बोटाच्या दिशेने गेलं की चैत्यभूमी येते.

’मी त्या ‘य’ व्यक्तीला म्हटलं, ‘आपण दादरचे?
’‘हो’, तो म्हणाला.
‘शाळा कुठली?’ मी विचारलं.
त्याने सांगितलं.
शाळा माझी नव्हती म्हणून मी सुटकेचा निःश्वास सोडला.
मी त्याला म्हटलं, ‘त्या पुतळ्यातल्या व्यक्तीचं नाव सेनापती बापट. एका सेनापतीला तुम्ही तो म्हातारा केलात.
’‘बरोबर बोललात.’ तो माझं म्हणणं फारसं मनावर न घेता म्हणाला, ‘बापट की फाटक असा माझा गोंधळ होत होता. तुमचं जनरल नॉलेज चांगलं दिसतंय.
’मला त्याच्या निगरगट्टपणाचं कौतुक वाटायला लागलं. मी त्याला आधी या रानडे रोडचे, रानडे कोण हे ठाऊक आहेत का विचारायच्या मूडमध्ये होतो. पण मी नाही विचारलं. कारण ‘ते माझ्या आईचे मामा होते’ असं त्याने निर्लज्जपणे सांगितलं असतं तर…

सेनापती बापट दादरच्या एका तरुण मुलाला ठाऊक नसणं हे दादरच्या शैक्षणिक गर्वाचे तुकडे आहेत. तुमच्या मनात जर आदरभाव नसेल तर पाठ्यपुस्तकांतून मिळणारं ज्ञान हे अळवावरच्या पाण्यासारखं असतं. कधी निघून जातं कळत नाही. आम्ही दादरकर एवढे नशीबवान आहोत की, एक त्यागी महापुरुष आमच्यात वास्तव्य करून गेला.

किती गोष्टी सेनापतींच्या सांगू? ते दोनदा मॅट्रिक पास झाले. पहिल्यांदा विद्यार्थी म्हणून बसले तेव्हा संस्कृतची जगन्नाथ शंकरशेठ स्कॉलरशिप मिळवली. त्यांची बुद्धिमत्ता त्यांना आयसीएसकडे सहज घेऊन गेली असती; पण त्यांनी क्रांतिकार्यात उडी घेतली. मग स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीत विद्यार्थी रूप घेतलं म्हणून मॅट्रिकला बसावं लागलं तेव्हा पहिले आले. नंतर स्वा. सावरकरांच्या क्रांतिकार्यात उडी घेतली. त्यांनी सावरकरांना गुरू मानलं. ते सावरकरांच्या अभिनव भारत संघटनेचे महत्त्वाचे घटक होते. सावरकरांनी त्यांना सांगितलं, ‘रशियाला जाऊन बॉम्बची विद्या शिकून ये.’ गुरूची आज्ञा त्यांनी शिरसावंद्य मानली आणि ते रशियाला निघून गेले. बॉम्ब विद्या शिकल्यावर त्यांनी सावरकरांना सांगितलं. ‘‘मला फक्त परवानगी द्या. मी ब्रिटिश पार्लमेंट उडवून येतो.’’ सावरकरांनी त्यांना कसंबसं रोखलं.

माणूस कापरासारखा ज्वालाग्राही. कधीही पेट घेऊ शकेल असा. मधल्या काळात बरीच उलथापालथ झाली. सावरकरांना अंदमानात जावं लागलं. बापटांनी हिंदुस्थानात येऊन मुळशीच्या सत्याग्रहात उडी घेतली आणि पांडुरंग बापट कायमचे सेनापती बापट झाले. मुळशीचा सत्याग्रह हा मुळशी धरणाच्या बांधकामामुळे ज्यांच्या जमिनी जात होत्या, त्या जमीनधारकांना त्यांचा न्याय्य हक्क मिळवून देण्याचा लढा होता. ह्या लढ्याच्या वेळी त्यांनी हिंसक अस्त्र फेकून दिलं आणि सत्याग्रहाचं अहिंसक शस्त्र हाती घेतलं. क्रांतिकार्यात असताना मृत्यूच्या हातात हात घेऊन चालतोय याची त्यांना जाणीव झाल्यावर त्यांनी बायकोला पत्र लिहून कळवलं, ‘आपल्या मित्राशी लग्न करून नीट प्रपंच कर. उगाच होरपळून घेऊ नकोस.’ यांचं शरीर आपल्यासारखंच हाडामांसाचं होतं. पण मन लोखंडाचं होतं. लोखंडाचे चणे ते, आपण साधे चणे खातो, त्या सहजतेने खायचे.

मुळशीच्या सत्याग्रहानंतर त्यांनी बॉम्ब सोडला. चरखा हातात घेतला. ते गांधीवादी झाले. हे स्वार्थासाठी टोपी फिरवणं नव्हतं. हा वैचारिक बदल होता. सावरकर काय, गांधी काय, सेनापती बापट काय, स्वर्गातून पृथ्वीवर येताना बॅगेत फक्त त्याग नावाची वस्तू घेऊन आले. स्वार्थ त्यांनी वरच स्वर्गात ठेवला होता. एकदा पु. ल. देशपांडे सेनापतींना एका कार्यक्रमासाठी घेऊन जाताना सेनापती एका पुलाच्या पायऱ्या मोजत वर चढले. पुलंनी त्यांना विचारले, ‘तात्या, पायऱ्या मोजताय?’ तात्या मिस्कीलपणे म्हणाले, ‘पूर्वी मला रशियन भाषा येत होती. फ्रेंच येत होती. पुढे त्यांचा वापर नसल्यामुळे विसरलो. माझ्या खिशात मोजायला काहीही नसतं. त्यामुळे आकडे विसरू नयेत म्हणून पायऱ्या मोजतो.’

जिथे अन्याय दिसला तिथे सेनापती बापटांनी लढा दिला. त्यांनी पक्ष पाहिला नाही. ज्या नेत्याचे विचार ज्या क्षणी पटले, त्याचं नेतृत्व स्वीकारलं. सावरकरांच्या हिंदू महासभेने निजामा विरुद्ध भागानगरचा सत्याग्रह पुकारला. तात्या बापटांनी त्यात पुढाकार घेतला. अंमळनेरला गिरणीची टाळेबंदी उठण्यासाठी सानेगुरुजींनी प्राणत्याग करायचं ठरवलं, त्यावेळी अनेक नेते तिथे सानेगुरुजींचं मन वळवायला गेले. बापटांनी सानेगुरुजींना कळवलं, तुम्ही एकट्याने प्राणत्याग करू नका. मी तुमच्याबरोबर प्राण त्यागायला येतो. ती बंदी उठली आणि दोघांचे प्राण वाचले. पुन्हा ४२च्या चले जावच्या वेळी समाजवाद्यांच्या एका मेळाव्यात ते वाघासारखे गुरगुरत फिरत होते आणि म्हणत होते, ‘मला कुणीतरी बॉम्ब आणून द्या. मला निकराची लढाई लढू द्या.’

ते गांधीवादी झाले तरी सावरकरांबरोबरची मैत्री अभेद्य होती. सावरकरांकडे फार थोडी माणसं अपॉइंटमेंटशिवाय येऊ शकत. त्यांत एम.एन.रॉय आणि सेनापती बापट होते. वर मी म्हटलंच आहे की, निजामा विरुद्ध सावरकरांनी भागानगर सत्याग्रह केला. सेनापतींना तो पटला. ते गांधीवादी, तरी सावरकरांच्या बाजूने सत्याग्रहात उतरले. त्यांना शिक्षा झाली. शिक्षा घेऊन येताना त्यांना वाटेत आप्पा कासार म्हणजे सावरकरांच्या शरीररक्षकाने वाकून नमस्कार केला.
सेनापतींनी त्याला काय आशीर्वाद दिला असेल?
ते म्हणाले, ‘जा. मोठ्यातली मोठी शिक्षा घेऊन ये.’
त्यावेळचे आशीर्वाद पण काय असायचे!
पुढे गांधीजींची हत्या झाली. विचार करा, गांधींवर प्रेम करणाऱ्या सेनापतींना काय वाटलं असेल? पण नंतर काही दिवसांनी नथुराम गोडसेला केस लढवून, त्याचे विचार मांडण्यासाठी एका वर्तमानपत्रात ‘गोडसे मदतनिधी’ जमवण्यात आला. त्यात पाच रुपयांची देणगी सेनापती बापटांची आहे.
बसतो विश्वास?
‘नथुरामने केलेलं कृत्य निंदनीय आहे. पण त्याचं मत मांडायचा त्याला अधिकार आहे.’ ही त्यांची भूमिका होती.
याला म्हणतात मत स्वातंत्र्यावरचं प्रेम! आणि कट्टर लोकशाहीवादी असणं.

आजच्या काळात सेनापतींवर काय काय आरोप झाले असते विचार करा. पण त्यावेळी लोकांना साधं लाकूड कुठलं आणि चंदन कुठलं ते कळायचं. जवाहरलाल नेहरू त्यांच्या प्रेमाचा माणूस, पण संयुक्त महाराष्ट्राच्या लढ्यात ते नेहरूं विरुद्ध लढले. बेळगाव-कारवार प्रश्नात आघाडीवर राहिले. एकदा एका चळवळीत त्यांना कल्याणच्या पुढे यायला बंदी होती. ते खेडुताच्या वेशात थेट स्टेजवर आले. चळवळ दिसली की हा सेनापती त्यात उडी मारायचा.

पुढे वय होत गेलं. मग देशसेवा कशी करायची? त्यांनी झाडू हातात घेतला. स्वतःची गल्ली ते साफ करायचे आणि आपली माणसं, ते झाडू मारायला येणार म्हणून आपल्या लहान मुलांना आधीच हगवून, मुतवून ठेवत. म्हणजे मग स्वतःला साफ करायला नको.

तात्याराव सावरकर त्यांना म्हणत, ‘‘तू मला गुरू मानतोस ना, मग आता विश्रांती घे.’’

तेवढीच गोष्ट त्यांनी सावरकरांची ऐकली नाही. 88 वर्षांचे होईपर्यंत लढले.
कधी बॉम्ब, कधी चरखा, कधी लेखणी, कधी पिस्तूल, कधी झाडू घेऊन!
सतत मृत्यूला आव्हान देत.
ज्या मृत्यूला आपण इतके घाबरतो, त्या मृत्यूला ते सतत बरोबर घेऊन वावरले. तोच सेनापती बापटांना घाबरला.

पिस्तूल ते झाडू हा विलक्षण प्रवास करणाऱ्या या महामानवाला निदान दादरकरांनी तरी विसरू नये. तो कृतघ्नपणा होईल. त्यांना कुणी ‘एक म्हातारा’ म्हणणं निर्लज्जपणा. माझ्या भावना पोचतायत ना तुमच्यापर्यंत?

द्वारकानाथ संझगिरी.

Did you know…

… that today is National Hot Dog Day? Today, we celebrate one of America’s favorite summer sandwiches. It is only fitting that this dog gets its day! Enjoy National Hot Dog Day to the fullest. Have a couple of hot dogs for lunch or dinner. And, don’t forget to cook a few on a stick at the evening campfire. Happy National Hot Dog Day!

Re-View. Re-flect. Re-Wise!

Restarting WordPress Personal Blog after deleting my oooooolllddd Blog!

Drew two Japanese style paintings after watching the Jack Ryan TV Show series on Netflix. I am getting hooked to them as Docs say – “Don’t sleep, during the day as it will add weight”. So far it is working.

Today in History

By The Associated Press Associated Press 

Today in History

Today is Friday, July 24, the 206th day of 2020. There are 160 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On July 24, 1974, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon had to turn over subpoenaed White House tape recordings to the Watergate special prosecutor.

On this date:

In 1847, Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in the Great Salt Lake Valley in present-day Utah.

In 1858, Republican senatorial candidate Abraham Lincoln formally challenged Democrat Stephen A. Douglas to a series of political debates; the result was seven face-to-face encounters.

In 1862, Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States, and the first to have been born a U.S. citizen, died at age 79 in Kinderhook, New York, the town where he was born in 1782.

In 1866, Tennessee became the first state to be readmitted to the Union after the Civil War.

In 1911, Yale University history professor Hiram Bingham III found the “Lost City of the Incas,” Machu Picchu, in Peru.

In 1915, the SS Eastland, a passenger ship carrying more than 2,500 people, rolled onto its side while docked at the Clark Street Bridge on the Chicago River; an estimated 844 people died in the disaster.

In 1937, the state of Alabama dropped charges against four of the nine young Black men accused of raping two white women in the “Scottsboro Case.”

In 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts — two of whom had been the first men to set foot on the moon — splashed down safely in the Pacific.

In 1975, an Apollo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific, completing a mission which included the first-ever docking with a Soyuz capsule from the Soviet Union.

In 1980, comedian-actor Peter Sellers died in London at 54.

In 2002, nine coal miners became trapped in a flooded tunnel of the Quecreek (KYOO’-kreek) Mine in western Pennsylvania; the story ended happily 77 hours later with the rescue of all nine.

In 2018, the Trump administration said it would provide $12 billion in emergency relief to farmers hurt by trade disputes with China and other countries. Ivanka Trump announced the shutdown of her fashion line, which had been targeted by boycotts and prompted concerns about conflicts of interest.

Ten years ago: A stampede inside a tunnel crowded with techno music fans left 21 people dead and more than 500 injured at the famed Love Parade festival in western Germany. Fourteen-year-old Jim Liu beat Justin Thomas 4 and 2 to become the youngest U.S. Junior Amateur golf champion at Egypt Valley Country Club in Ada, Michigan.

Five years ago: Fulfilling the hopes of millions of Kenyans, Barack Obama returned to his father’s homeland for the first time as U.S. president, a visit long sought by a country that considered him a local son. In a stunning, public attack on his own party leader, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz accused Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying, saying he was no better than his Democratic predecessor, Harry Reid, and couldn’t be trusted. Two teenage fishermen, Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, went missing off Florida’s Atlantic coast; their capsized boat was found two days later. AT&T became the country’s biggest traditional TV provider with its $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV.

One year ago: In a day of congressional testimony, Robert Mueller dismissed President Donald Trump’s claim of “total exoneration” in Mueller’s probe of Russia’s 2016 election interference. Boris Johnson took office as Britain’s prime minister, vowing to break the impasse that defeated his predecessor, Theresa May, and lead the country out of the European Union. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said he would resign, in the face of a public uproar over an online chat in which the governor and close advisers insulted women and mocked constituents. A Pennsylvania appeals court overturned rapper Meek Mill’s conviction in a drug and gun case that had kept the rapper on probation for a decade. Federal regulators announced a settlement under which Facebook was being fined $5 billion over privacy violations; the company would also face new oversight and restrictions on its business.

Art Quote of the Day

“Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal.”

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“Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint.”

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Today’s Quote 

“You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.”

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     SUBSCRIBE/INVITE FRIENDS/VIEW IN BROWSERJULY 24, 2020  PNUT GALLERY The Good NewsGood news for people who like sweets and cinnamon products: Cinnamon linked to blood sugar control in prediabetes, study finds (CNN)An Unlikely Community: Neighbors helping neighbors during the pandemic (VC Reporter) Thanks to Karin M. for sharing this story with us, it’s always great to hear about communities helping one another in times of need.Four California teens create Covid-19 coloring book for children and raise money for charity (CNN) Sofia Migliazza, Erin Rogers, Lauryn Hong and Ella Matlock created and published the “Covid Coloring Book” to raise the spirits of children.This mom donated her lottery winnings to a wounded police officer. Now the community is paying her back (CNN) Shetera Sims showed that even in the most trying of times, compassion and selflessness are still alive and well.We’re back with another quiz, and this time it works: Test your knowledge on recent world news with this short quiz. Submissions must be made by 12pm EST Monday, 7/27. The winner, announced Tuesday, will win bragging rights for the week as well as a free Daily Pnut t-shirt.  SEASONED NUTS: QUOTABLE “It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” – Robert F. Kennedy

Ambition : Become a TED Speaker one day. till then…appreciate others….

WORD OF THE DAY

WORD OF THE DAY
Epoch
EH-pək
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, early 17th century
1

A period of time in history or a person’s life, typically one marked by notable events or particular characteristics.

2

The beginning of a distinctive period in the history of someone or something.

Examples of Epoch in a sentence

“‘Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another.’ — Carl Sagan”

“A British epoch is defined by the ruling monarch: Elizabethan, Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian.”

11 ways to stop procrastinating—for good – Big Think

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  • Most of us feel guilty or lazy when we put things off until a later date or time, but procrastination is normal and happens to everyone. The key is not to eliminate the word from your vocabulary, but to find ways to work and rest smarter so that tasks get done.
  • In this video, investor Tim Ferriss, behavioral economist Dan Ariely, health and wellness expert Jillian Michaels, and others share 11 tips for mastering procrastination including focusing on long-term happiness, understanding the differences between inspiration and motivation, trying the Pomodoro technique, and removing the things that are distracting you from the project at hand.
  • One interesting tip shared by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg is to build procrastination into your workflow as a reward. “If you need five minutes every hour to look at tweets or to just surf the internet, you need to schedule that into your schedule.” According to Duhigg, it’s when we try to ignore that urge completely that things fall apart.

Doom scrolling – Seth Godin’s Newsletter

Doom scrolling

Being informed is a virtue. It helps us make better decisions and encourages us to take action.

Getting hooked on an endless scroll of media inputs is not the same as being informed. There’s long been a business model of urgent news (“man bites dog!”), but now it’s been leveraged, amplified and optimized to suck people in for hours at a time. And division is much easier to sell than progress.

If it’s not helping you take action to make things better, what’s it for?

Advertising concept & practice

The marketing thought and follow bore is geared toward college students without the above-mentioned capabilities of advertising and marketing. As such, it is designed to e-book contributors in the course of the simple ideas of advertising, and the way they reapplied in follow. In specific, it goals to supply college students with a theoretical and functional potential of simple advertising and marketing theories, ideas and analytical equipment. It additionally explores the critical tasks of advertising administration, and introduces students to key advertising equipment, such as the features of the marketing mix.

The bore makes use of case reviews to explore basic, analytic advertising tools and their software to the advertising and marketing decision-authoritative manner. apperception, exact acumen and presentation expertise can be enhanced as diverse viewpoints are proposed and dedicated, in discussions and presentations to other students in type.

Quotes of the week

Alexis de Tocqueville

“There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.”

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James Baldwin

“People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.”

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Saint Augustine

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.”

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Orson Scott Card

“Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.”

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Commercial vulnerability – Seth Godin

Commercial vulnerability

If you have a retail chain that offers:

A variety of products

at high margins

that are easy to ship

without being needed immediately

in expensive retail locations

where the in-person shopping experience isn’t particularly remarkable…

Then you’re in big trouble. Even before the pandemic. Because an online retailer is going to offer a better-priced, more convenient, higher-variety alternative and once your best customers try it, they won’t come back very often.

That seems pretty obvious, and we’re seeing the retail landscape littered with companies that should have seen this coming but didn’t do anything about it, because they were too busy protecting what they thought they were good at.

The question for most of us is: What if the work you do is:

compliance-based

standardized

repetitive

not based on innovative or flexible customer interaction…

If it is, it’s pretty likely that you’ll be replaced by a combination of robots, AI and outsourcing.

If they can find someone or something cheaper than you, they’re going to work overtime to do so.

The alternative is to be local, creative, energetic, optimistic, trusted, innovative and hard to replace.

10. World Chess Day – 20th July

World Chess Day Content Marketing Ideas

This day is celebrated to mark the date of establishment of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) in Paris in 1924.

Content marketing ideas:    

  • Listicle idea: Books on chess that you can read
  • Infographic idea: X Different styles of chess you should know
  • Video idea: The best finishing moves in chess
  • Podcast idea: How can playing chess help children to improve their attention span?

Brand campaign that worked:

This video by TED-Ed explains the history of the game of chess from its origin as a board game to the software-based versions we see today.

Seth Godin’s NEwsletter

Inventing narratives

That story in your head? It’s invented.

It has to be.

It might be based on some things that actually happened. The story we tell ourselves might be a useful predictor now and then. The story might even have been put there against our wishes, over time.

But it can’t possibly be a complete and detailed understanding of everything. That’s why it’s a narrative. It’s a shorthand, a map–not the territory. It’s filled with shortcuts and mindreading, a personal myth about you and your role in the world.

If we find our story isn’t helping us, if it’s inaccurate or distracting or enervating, we can work to change it.