Motivation


 “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realise I should have been more specific.” Lily Tomlin

Five Useful Phrases


  1. Off One’s Base Meaning: A person that is crazy or behaving in idiotic ways
  2. A Hair’s Breadth Meaning: An tiny margin or amount.
  3. Break The Ice Meaning: Breaking down a social stiffness.
  4. Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch Meaning: Do not rely on something you are not sure of.
  5. My Cup of Tea Meaning: Someone or something that one finds to be agreeable or delightful.

Wisdom


Both the past and the future are beyond our reach, it’s the present you must grasp.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. (Buddha)
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It’s when your thoughts, words and actions are in sync that you reach true happiness.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. (Mahatma Gandhi)

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Auteuroh-TERPart of speech: nounOrigin: French, 1960s
1A filmmaker whose personal influence and artistic control over a movie are so great that the filmmaker is regarded as the author of the movie.
 
Examples of Auteur in a sentence “Kathryn’s goal was to become an auteur whose films were instantly recognizable.” “The movie’s distinct elements made the young director an auteur seemingly overnight.”

International MUD day.


Did you know…

… that today is International Mud Day? International Mud Day is for everyone, both young and old. Set aside the video games and smartphones and turn off that TV. The purpose of this day is to help children by bringing them back outdoors to learn about and enjoy nature, along with all it has to offer. Enjoy the day!

inveterate


WORD OF THE DAY
Inveterate in-VED-ər-ətPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Middle English, 15th century
1Having a particular habit, activity, or interest that is long-established and unlikely to change.
 
Examples of Inveterate in a sentence “After living in Washington, D.C for decades, Walt had an inveterate set of political beliefs.” “April had an inveterate longing for a lavish wedding.”

30th June 2021 Intl Asteroid day


nternational Asteroid Day – 30 June 

This day aims to educate the public about the hazards of an asteroid impact and what should be done in case of a credible near-object threat. 

Content marketing ideas:     

  • Listicle idea: X Asteroids you can spot in the night sky in June  2021 

  • Infographic idea: How big would an asteroid need to be to wipe out all life on earth? 
  • Video idea: A look at what could possibly happen after a meteor strikes the earth  
  • Podcast idea: Is space colonization the only way to ensure the survival of humans in the future? 

International Day of Parliamentarism – 30 June 

This day aims to shed light on how parliamentary systems help improve the day-to-day lives of ordinary citizens. 

Content marketing ideas:     

  • Listicle idea: What needs to happen for a bill to be passed in India? 
  • Infographic idea: X Ways you can contact your local MP or MLA 
  • Video idea: How does the parliament differ from the government?  
  • Podcast idea: How can we ensure our parliamentary leaders remain fair? 

More content marketing opportunities: 

This is also the Day of Remembrance for me. My father’s Death Anniversary – 56 years ago this day, when I was a school kid readying for my 8th Standard admission in the Model School on 1st July he expired.  

The memories of childhood are mixed – more bitter and painful than sweet.  He was an angry man, pious, religious, straightforward and had faced many harsh situations in his youth and later life.  Life was stabilising after marriage to my Late mother but 3 heart attacks one after the other at age 50 took their toll finally.  

We were shaken.  Uncle a Mason met the CS who was a Mason and got a pension sanctioned for me till I attained 21 years age, let us live for one more year in govt quarters which were allotted to my teacher mother inspite of her lower pay-grade.  And an year later we shifted to hometown Raipur where maternal uncle was our patron. Living in Bhopal had great memories, wonderful close friends, spiritual and religious saints meetings and Learning of Yoga at age 5. 

All of this changed. I was a child labour – a term not popular then but was seen with dignity in society as a contributor to family income. I lacked friends, real, good, long-term friends and the time to have such great friends was lost. I could keep in touch with 4 of best friends and few classmates in later life but it was not the same.  This was my worst loss than compared to the loss of a father.