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Please do HELP- My hometown has been affected by severe flood, 100s of people have been killed so far!

The Indian state of Kerala which I belong to is now going through a difficult situation caused by an unprecedented flood. More than 300 people have been killed so far and 1000s have been isolated. Government forces and NGOS along with local people are trying hard to rescue those who stranded in various nooks and corners of the state. But the bad weather condition increasingly prevents them from extending their helping hands. On the other hand, people are about die of hunger and thirst!

Electricity, Mobile networks and transportation have been cut in majority of the places and most of them are in complete isolation. It is feared that the actual death toll is much higher than what we were able to trace until now and again, it will take few more days for the rain to recede. In particular, the condition of low lying areas is highly devastating that even 3 storied buildings have been submerged under the water.

Times Now Report

Kerala has’t witnessed anything such as this catastrophe in its entire history of existence. Even the much talked about flood here in 1924 wasn’t as catastrophic as the current one. It’s been 10 days since the shutters of around 35 dams were opened owing to heavy rainfall in their catchment area, which in turns has swollen all the rivers in their way to arabian sea. The narrow river Periyar is now flowing with a whopping width of over 7 kilometres diminishing everything on its path. Since such a calamity is entirely new to this region, we were unprepared which added to the diemma.

My condition– Since I came to Bihar a couple of weeks back, I have fortunately escaped from being exposed to the severe condition in Kerala. And, back in my home all are safe expect for being isolated. Our home is located in a hilly area of Idukki district. So, even though the rain doesn’t seems to subside any soon, my family members are completely safe.

However, all other parts of Kerala are in big danger. Roughly, a loss of worth of over 200 Billion indian rupees has been estimated so far and thousands are living in relief camps. They lost their hard earned assets and many lost their dear ones. Countless number of people are waiting for help in isolated areas without even having access to food or water for past 3 days!

As human beings, it is our duty to help our co-beings in all possible ways. I have been doing my level best to co-ordinate things in Kerala with the help of internet and mobile phone( I’m almost 3000Km away from my home!) All my friends are working sleeplessly to do everything possible by them. Even my brother @santhoshsankar is completely involved in the rescue works. He has been riding his auto-rickshaw free of cost for the past one week! Financial condition of every household in the state is rapidly declining. For many, things are out of control!

To those who are reading this on steemit, please do consider helping us rebuild our state. Many are helpless. They have lost their dreams. Looking for food and water..Struggling for life…

In case you are willing to do something, please click on the following links and contribute to the relief funds officially collected by the government-

Donate to Chief Minister’s relief fund- https://donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in/

People in the US can donate through FB-

https://www.facebook.com/donate/237896263727840/

Even though it would be meagre, I will be donating every liquid steem I have with me along with what I will earn from this post to the official relief fund.

HUMANITY FIRST. PLEASE DO HELP!

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Its not forever.. I’m returning after a long hiatus!

Its a long hiatus indeed. Almost two long weeks it’s been since I had written something worthwhile on my blog. Infact, I was busy settling in an entirely new place as part of my new job.

As I had hinted in my last blog on steemit I was actually heading on my way to Bihar then which is located in the northern part of my country. this is for the first time that I’m travelling to that part of India and hence everything I confronted seemed pretty new to me.

As a jobless person since last one year for sure I can write a lot about the life of an unemployed soul. Luckily enough and partially because of my consistent perseverance I managed to get this job in Bihar which offers a decent remuneration for my work alongside setting the stage for learning new things. Anyway, I’m not venturing into making this blog fulll of some simple english letters. Let me share with you guys some photos which I think could  expalin the actual scenaries one can have access to while having long travels in Indian trains.

I started my journey from my hometown, Kerala. I happened to travel in our own state transport corporation’s Bus wwhich was quite very old. I took its photos nwhen we were outside for having a tea.. Climate was too chilling and there was heavy rain lashing oiut throughout the journey.

A side view of KSRTC..

It was Patna express running between Ernakulam and Patna happened to be my Train. After a long gap of almost two years I again saw a live moving train. This is not a joke I’m trying to convey as the place I belongs to has no train there since it is a hilly area.

I knew it well that after crossing the boarder of southern part of my country, especially the state I live in Kerala, It would be more of a herculian task to get to eat some Beef. In North India, opting for eating the meat of Cow and Buffalo is a thing heavily  frowned upon. So my wise brain asked me to eat the beef one last time while I’m home. I ate the beef for one last time before stepping into the train. I remember, It was a beef Biriyani. It will remain in my mind lush green until the next time I visit my home town! Maybe a few more months..

There were many things to be seen during the journey. One can enjoy the actual beauty of Indian villages during the travel by a train. A many of those sceneries were entirely new to me. I managed to capture quite a few. Here are those..

 

Apart from these outside views we get through windows the more interesting fact i found was the presence of people who commuted along with me. We had struggle in the communication part as none of them could understand neither Malayalam nor Tamil which I believe are my mother tongues. However, we managed to interchange words with the help of the broken english that we possess.

The place I was to alight was a station named Jasidih which is in Jharkhand. I had to sit in train for three full days and to pass through the states Kerala, Tamilnadu, andhrapradesh, Telangana, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar before reaching the destination.

For the first time I saw the soil of  my opposite part of india through my naked eyes. The bus stand was not good at all. Maybe because of the procession going on as part of some religious deities..

Anyway, Now I’m in Bihar.. Will be blogging more about this place, place and many other things in the days to come!

Thank you for reading…

sathya

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Consistency is the key to be successful. But…

Consistency is the key to be successful. But…

No doubt in it. Consistency is the sole key to become success. But what happens in most of the time is we are lagging behind when it comnes to consistancy. I’m one such inconsistent person who become like that owing to innumerable reasons.

Personally I dont believe in horoscope. But one individual residing near to my place who is a believer and practitioner of this superstition told me that according to my date of birth, it is impossible for me to be consistent in any work I make a commit on. It would be a fact if I’m to believe the results of the endeavours that I ventured into so far! Hardly ever some of them succeeded

Everything was perfect until I got into the first year class room of my college. My dilemma started right from there. I lost interest in studies which I had when I was a school student. I lost somewhere in my own world and had to struggle even to get through the subjects of engineering. I didn’t work as I should have. No sign of consistency at all! Engineering didn’t interest me. I was thinking of other alternative ways to elope the course. I didn’t emerge victorious even there!

After those boring 4 years I ventured into the endeavour of getting into a job. I roamed across the streets of various metropolitan cities of my country. I couldn’t get a job which would give me a sense of satisfaction. I tried my fortune in so many jobs but I had to resign from all of them owing to my inconsistency. Infact it is not that I can never work consistently, but the job profiles I always get are in no way related to what is there in my mind for long!

And in the beginning of this year, ie 2018, I got into the crypto world by means of entering into the  blogging aka social media platform steemit. Here I cant exactly say I’m an inconsistent soul as I haven’t left this platform yet in the way many come here do! Yet, I feel like I’m inconsistent. I leave from this platform for weeks at times and make a return only at the time I wish!

In a platform like steemit where even every minute and second handles count, taking lengthy hiatus is not something an indomitable person should indulge with. I feel like I’m far from making it to perfection on steemit.

My tale with blogging is also of having no difference. I always wanted to build my social media and blogging presence. But I’m not even able to concentrate at something. I have a lot of works to do. Seems like I’m doing a lot of trivial things only to waste the golden years of my life, the early twenties!

I think the God which I don’t believe in would come to my rescue. Oh God, Where the hell are you!?

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The circumstance you are in has a lot to do with the person you are

The circumstance you are in has a lot to do with the person you are

Nowadays I feel like I’m not as productive as I once used to be. Even when I re-read the articles I write in various blogging sites after publishing them, I feel no satisfaction with my creative side. Today I sat on the chair and analyzed as to what happened to me. Why am I not improving myself with increasing number of publications ? Every angle of investigations have converged at one single point- The circumstance which I’m  living in! The scape goat!

I’m in home since last few months and doing agricultural jobs here. As some of my followers already know, the place where I live in is a small and remote village. The people I talk to on a daily basis are mostly illiterates and don’t understand the basics of Internet. They don’t even know the language English either. On living in such a narrowed circumstance, the things I find on internet doesn’t interest me much. Be it some great scientific article I happen to come across, or something important about steem blockchain or cryptocurrency. I don’t find them to be as interesting as they once seemed to me. Instead, anything related to my real life intereststs me a lot!

Few months back I used to live in some big cities in my country as part of the job I had then. During the period of those 2 years, I had learned a wide range of things. Getting new friends from across the country was a big benefit and boon to me. I could understand the broadness of the world in its entirety( I’m a skeptic here of my own words!). Each and everything appeared on newspapers seemed to have some relation with my real life, which inturns further boosted my zest to continuously learn new things. I was able to sense the feeling of thriving myself as a better person in those days. It was the circumstance existed around me that helped me in this process. Learning something new everyday seemed a joyful habit.

But now, I feel like I’m in a stagnated situation. I have nothing new to learn. I’m repeating the same things over and over again. The circumstence I’m in doesn’t encourage me to be creative. Despite working hard, I always end up getting too bored!

If you are a person having big dreams and living in not so suitable circumstances, you are prone to be affected by the similar conditions that I now go through!

Your surroundings do really matter when it comes to shaping the person you!

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Is it good to use ‘Floccinaucinihilipilification’ in your blogs?

Is it good to use ‘Floccinaucinihilipilification’ in your blogs?

Floccinaucinihilipilification is one of the longest words in the English language. This word was coined to represent the estimation of something as valueless. Ironically, this word itself is valueless as it is not being used by the people regularly. In fact, many don’t even know the existence of such a word. I will introduce a few more such long words-

  • Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis– a lung disease caused by the inhalation of silica or quartz dust.
  • Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism– A technical term which represents a mild form of inherited pseudohypoparathyroidism
  • supercalifragilisticexpialidocious– A word used when you got nothing to say!

Now that you got a fair idea about these words. Now the question is how suitable it is to use kind of these words in your blogs? Do you thing it necessary to infiltrate tough words into your contents? I will explain.

All who read this very article are bloggers in one way or another as most of us have blogs on steemit or WordPress. You for sure know the importance of the Audience and the engagement. Will it happen if you write anything in the way you want? I have come across a lot of blog posts which failed to attract me in engaging with it. I got bored and ended up discontinuing reading such articles. The main reason being the usage of words!

Those authors who wrote those articles might have been native English speakers. But I think they had failed to understand the global nature of the internet. Those who read your articles are not just from the country you belong to, but they can be from many other countries where English is a second or third language. How can you expect them to be reading your tough to understand level of articles?

Some authors keep on creating articles which can never be understood even by the creator itself without the help of an Oxford dictionary. Then think about the common man who reads it. He/ she will surely give up continuing it. Not just about the language, even the subject we choose will have a good impact on the readability.

If you are writing articles to show off your vocabularies and the knowledge that you have on the English language, you sure are prone to be affected by the less viewership syndrome. If you use a simple language and write on a topic which can even be understood by a 5-year-old child, then the sky is the limit.

What and how one should write?


You can write anything you want. But make sure that it is understandable to the audience. If you aim at a bigger audience, you must write in a simple language. But if you are a scientist or some intellectual guy, you might not like the idea of publicity. In that case, you only need to convince a small number of audience who are of the same intellectual as of you. You can use as much tough words as you wish.

In either cases, you will be much appreciated if you use a very simple language.

Hope you will. I surely will.

 

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Is MLM (Multi level Marketing) Legit?

Is MLM (Multi level Marketing) Legit?

last week I was approached by a few people to join them in a job named Multi-Level Marketing for the famous company they were representing for. Without giving time to a second thought I said a big ‘NO’. But they were not the ones who would leave me alone. They talked for next 3 hours and in the end, made me say a big ‘OK’. I had no other options with me to end the conversation.

My refusal was because I had heard about such get-rich-quick schemes before as well. In my village, there are hundreds of people who got cheated by such ponzy schemes not too long ago. Anything which has a monetary gain associated with it is more than enough to attract the flocks into it. People working in this realm were taking advantage of the illiterate majority living in my place. Native people lacked the actual understanding of this concept and ended up losing their money and time.

These horrible stories had curbed my brain from learning more about multi level markrting. I always thought that MLM is a fraud  thing and is a good way to loot others hard earned money! It was only on yesterday that I gave some attention to study the actuality these things. I went through innumerous contents on internet. I read a lot of quora ansewers, watched  lot of youtube videos and consulted successful people associated to this field. My conclusion is that Multi level Marketing is not a poncy scheme as I thought before. Infact, it is a proven business model that still is in use in many countries including developed ones.

MLM?


Multi Level marketing is entirely different from most of the marketing startegies that we know. In this type of marketing, large part of profit is distributed among customers. Cost needed to advertise the product and middlemen are cut here. Consumers are the distributors and they get a reasonable earnings for proliferating the products of the company they are working for.

There were no good regulations existed in india on this type of marketing. Initially, governments had even discouraged Multi Level Marketing saying these are fakes. But recently government layed a red carpet and recognised those who work in this field as workers. I’m still in the learning curve though I know MLM is a genuine thing. Anyway, MLM is alegit thing in India and in many countries.

Will be sharing more about this on my upcomig blogs.

What are your opinions?

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Contents are original and written by me,

@sathyasankar

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ആർഷഭാരത സംസ്കാരവും അതിന്റെ സമകാല പ്രായോഗികതയും

ആർഷഭാരത സംസ്കാരവും അതിന്റെ സമകാല പ്രായോഗികതയും

ആദ്യമായിട്ടാണ് മലയാളത്തിലൊരു മുഴുനീള ബ്ലോഗെഴുതാൻ തുനിയുന്നത്. ട്വിറ്ററിലും ഫേസ് ബുക്കിലും മറ്റുമായി ഇതിനു മുമ്പ് കുറേയൊക്കെ എഴുതിയിട്ടുണ്ടെങ്കിലും ഒന്നിനും ഒരു സെറ്റപ്പില്ലായിരുന്നു. ഞാൻ വേണ്ട രീതിയിൽ പരിശ്രമിച്ചിരുന്നില്ല എന്നതാണ് സത്യം. ഏതായാലും നിങ്ങളുടെയൊക്കെ കട്ട സപ്പോർട്ട് പ്രതീക്ഷിച്ചുകൊണ്ട് ഞാനിവിടെ വേഡ്പ്രസ്സിൽ എന്റെ സപര്യ തുടങ്ങുന്നു.

കന്നിയങ്കത്തിന് തിരഞ്ഞെടുത്ത ടോപ്പിക്ക് ഒരുമാതിരി കട്ടിപ്പണിയായിപ്പോയി – ‘ആർഷഭാരത സംസ്കാരവും അതിന്റെ സമകാല പ്രായോഗികതയും’. സത്യം പറഞ്ഞാൽ എന്തെഴുതണമെന്ന് ഒരെത്തും പിടിയും കിട്ടുന്നില്ല! ആശയദാരിദ്ര്യം കൊണ്ടൊന്നുമല്ല, ആശയബാഹുല്യതയാാണ് പ്രശ്നം. ലോകമഹാസമുദ്രം പോലെ നീണ്ടു നിവർന്നു കിടക്കുവാണ് ഈ ആർഷഭാരത സംസ്കാരം! അതിൽ നിന്ന് ഒരു കൈ കോരിയെടുത്ത് പരിശോധിക്കാനുള്ള സമയം മാത്രമേ ഇപ്പ എനിക്കുള്ളൂ.

ആർഷഭാരത സംസ്കാരം എന്ന വാക്ക് ഞാൻ ആദ്യമായി കേൾക്കുന്നത് പള്ളിക്കൂടത്തിൽ വച്ചാണ്. കൃത്യമായി പറഞ്ഞാൽ അഞ്ചാം ക്ലാസ്സിൽ പഠിക്കുന്ന സമയം. ഹിന്ദി, സാമുഹ്യശാസ്ത്രം എന്നിങ്ങനെ രണ്ട് പുതിയ വിഷയങ്ങൾ ഞങ്ങളുടെ ജീവിതത്തിലേക്ക് കടന്ന് വന്നു. സാമൂഹ്യ ശാസ്ത്രം പഠിപ്പിച്ച സുന്ദരിയായ ടീച്ചർ ഈ കടിച്ചാൽ പൊട്ടാത്ത വാക്ക് ഞങ്ങളെക്കൊണ്ട് ബലമായി പറയിപ്പിച്ചത്  ഇന്നലെയെന്ന പോലെ എനിക്കോർ മയുണ്ട്. ഈ വാക്കിനോട് ‘എന്റെ നാവിൽ വഴങ്ങാത്ത വാക്ക്’എന്നതിൽക്കവിഞ്ഞ ശത്രുതയൊന്നും എനിക്കൊരിക്കലും ഉണ്ടായിരുന്നില്ല. ഈ അടുത്ത കാലത്തായാണ് നല്ല രീതിയിലുള്ള വിരോധം എനിക്കീ പദത്തോട് തോന്നിത്തുടങ്ങിയത്.

എന്തിനും ഏതിനും പഴമയെ കൂട്ടുപിടിക്കുന്ന ചിലരുണ്ട്. ആർഷഭാരത സംസ്കാരത്തിന്റെ പ്രധാന പ്രചാരകർ ഇവരാണ്. ISROയുമായി ബന്ധപ്പെട്ടു കിടക്കുന്ന ഒരു കഥയുണ്ട്. അവിടത്തെ ശാസ്ത്രജ്ഞന്മാർ റോക്കറ്റ് വിക്ഷേപിക്കുന്നതിന് തൊട്ട് മുമ്പ് നാരങ്ങയൊക്കെ വച്ച് ഒരു ചടങ്ങ് നടത്തുമത്രേ. ലോറിയൊക്കെ സ്റ്റാർട്ട് ചെയ്യുമ്പോ അതിന്റെ ചക്രത്തിന്റെ അടിയിൽ നാരങ്ങ വച്ച് തുടങ്ങുന്ന ഒരു കർമ്മമുണ്ടല്ലോ. അതിന്റെ കൂടിയ ഇനമാണ് ISROയിൽ നടക്കുന്നതായി അറിഞ്ഞത്. ശാസ്ത്രജ്ഞന്മാരാണെങ്കിലും അന്ധവിശ്വാസത്തിന്റെ കാര്യത്തിൽ ഒരു കുറവുമില്ലാത്ത ഇനങ്ങളാണ് ഇവരൊക്കെ!

ഏഷ്യാനെറ്റിൽ ബിഗ് ബോസ് എന്ന പരിപാടി ഇപ്പോൾ സംപ്രേഷണം ചെയ്യപ്പെടുന്നുണ്ട്. ഈ പരിപാടി ലോകത്തിന്റെ പല ഭാഷകളിലും സ്ഥലങ്ങളിലുമായി രണ്ടായിരത്തിലധികം സീസണുകൾ വിജയകരമായി പൂർത്തീകരിച്ചതിനു ശേഷമാണ് മലയാളത്തിലെത്തുന്നത്. എന്റെയൊരു അഭിപ്രായത്തിൽ നമ്മുടെയൊക്കെ വ്യക്തിത്വത്തിന്യു നേരെ തിരിച്ചു വച്ച കണ്ണാടിയാണ് ബിഗ് ബോസ്സ്. ഇതിന്റകത്ത്  എന്തൊക്കെയോ വൃത്തികേട്  കണ്ടെത്തുന്ന ചിലരുണ്ട്. ഇവന്മാരൊക്കെ പറയുന്നത് ഈ പരുപാടി നമ്മുടെ ആർഷഭാരത സംസ്കാരത്തെ നശിപ്പിക്കുന്നു എന്നാണ്. എല്ലാ എപ്പിസോഡും മുഴുവനായും കണ്ടിട്ട് സമൂഹമാധ്യമങ്ങളിലെ ഏഷ്യാനെറ്റിന്റെ പോസ്റ്റുകൾക്ക് കീഴിൽ പോയി പൊങ്കാലയെന്നപേരിൽ അസഭ്യവർഷം ചൊരിയുന്ന കുറച്ചവന്മാരുണ്ട്. ഇവനെയൊക്കെ കുനിച്ചു നിർത്തി കൂമ്പിനിടിക്കണമെന്നതാണ് എന്റെ എളിയ അഭിപ്രായം.

മേൽപ്പറഞ്ഞ രണ്ട് സന്ദർഭങ്ങളിലും ആളുകൾ പ്രചോതിദരായത് ആർഷഭാരത സംസ്കാരത്തിന്റെ പേരിലാണ്. ഇപ്പറഞ്ഞ സംസ്കാരത്തിന് 2018ൽ എന്തെങ്കിലും പ്രസക്തിയുണ്ടോ?

ഈ ചോദ്യത്തിന് ഉത്തരം കണ്ടെത്തണമെങ്കിൽ ഈ രണ്ട് കാലങ്ങളെയും തമ്മിലൊന്ന് താരതമ്യം ചെയ്യണം. രണ്ട് കാലഘട്ടത്തിലും ജീവിച്ച ആളുകളുടെ മനോഭാവത്തിലുണ്ടായ മാറ്റത്തെ അനലൈസ് ചെയ്യണം. എഴുത്തും വായനയും കേട്ടുകേൾവി മാത്രമായിരുന്ന പുരാതനകാലം എവിടെക്കിടക്കുന്നു? ഇന്റർനെറ്റും കഴിഞ്ഞ് മുന്നേറിക്കൊണ്ടിരിക്കുന്ന ഇക്കാലം എവിടെക്കെടക്കുന്നു!? പുരാതനത്തെയും താങ്ങിപ്പിടിച്ചോണ്ട് നിക്കുന്ന കൂതറകളോട് എനിക്കിത്രയേ ചോദിക്കാനുള്ളൂ…

ആ തലക്കകത്തിരിക്കുന്ന സാധനം ഒന്ന് ഉപയോഗിച്ചു കൂടെ?

This post has been  written in the language Malayalam originally by the author, is me,

@sathyasankar

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In the land of superstitions how does a Rationalist survives?

In the land of superstitions how does a Rationalist survives?

I would like to introduce myself as an Atheist, which is a by-product of my way of living- Rationalism. The fact that I don’t believe in God is not unknown to many who have got acquainted with me over the years. When I first expressed my disbelief in god with my family members, they vehemently got into argument saying eventually I will be isolated from the society if I go ahead with such a bad decision. And more than that all their fears were about me embarking on my journey to the hell after my death! HAHA.I broke into an unstoppable laughter. Dude, I don’t believe in the life after death in the first place!

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A couple of days back, I and @bala41288 got into an argument on the applicability of traditional values in this new world(I hope he reads this!). I argued that most of what have been written in the ancient scriptures are bullshits. Whether it is Mahabharatha or Ramayana, almost the entire stories written over there are irrational. The case is similar when it comes to the stories of Bible as well as the Quran. Referring those old scripts in search of solutions for the new day problems is nothing but utter foolishness.

Here in India, the land known for its unscrupulous mythology, living with the badge of an atheist is a toughest task one can undergo. I am well aware of the fact that there are tens and tens of other countries, that are way more conservative than what I could ever think of, in which no options are left with their citizens other than to abide by the national religious laws. In that sense, We indians are fortunate enough that here we have no legal block stones exist against practising and preaching the religion that we are believing in. In fact, Freedom of religion in India is a fundamental right guaranteed by Article 25-28 of the Constitution. Article 25 of the Indian Constitution says.

25. Freedom of conscience and free profession, practice and propagation of religion

(1) Subject to public order, morality and health and to the other provisions of this Part, all persons are equally entitled to freedom of conscience and the right freely to profess, practise and propagate religion

(2) Nothing in this article shall affect the operation of any existing law or prevent the State from making any law

(a) regulating or restricting any economic, financial, political or other secular activity which may be associated with religious practice;
(b) providing for social welfare and reform or the throwing open of Hindu religious institutions of a public character to all classes and sections of Hindus Explanation I The wearing and carrying of kirpans shall be deemed to be included in the profession of the Sikh religion Explanation II In sub clause (b) of clause reference to Hindus shall be construed as including a reference to persons professing the Sikh, Jaina or Buddhist religion, and the reference to Hindu religious institutions shall be construed accordingly
Even though the freedom of practising any doctrine that we are interested in has been guaranteed by the constitution, it still remains a theoretical concept as the religion is a deep-rooted plague in the hearts of billions. In reality, there are not many who brave to deviate from the traditional path they are following since a sense of fear is attached deep inside their brains. Luckily, I have overcome that stage long before and nowadays, any talk related to religion seems to me to be a waste of time. Including this post, Because there is no GOD!
I call my country the land of superstitions as I’m a part of its dust and wind for more than two decades now. I have seen that all; From denying the right of women in the name of culture to curbing the financial growth of a businessman in the name of religion and astrology. I have a myriads of points to show to back my claims. If I do, this post might never end!

My experience as an Atheist..


The word Atheism does narrows the idea that I actually represent. Infact, I always prefer to identify myself as a rationalist.

It is not an easy thing to rival the society collectively since it attracts tons of enemies. The news that read about the assassination of a number of athiests was doing its rounds not too long ago. We as a minority get isolated.

There are many things to share. I will make it another post…

(Stay tune. Will be continued….)

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Life of an Elder…

Life of an Elder…

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You and I are bound to get older one day. Wrinkles will start to appear, Physical strength will dwindle, We will tend to forget every little things of our day to day life! We are bound to become an onus to those who may look after us in those days!

I wonder how the time flies like anything, I remember the days when I was just a 4 year old as if it was yesterday. Days, weeks, months, Years, decades… everything move rapidly in the wink of an eye . We are bound to get older!

I was fortunate enough to see my grandma’s mother( ie, The mother of my mother’s mother). She was alive until I was 21. She could have witnessed another generation had I married at 19 or 20 and produced a child. But in India it is illegal to marry in that age if we are boys.

I was unlucky because I couldn’t see my grandfathers as either of them had died much before I was born. All that I can remember is about my only grandmother( who is my mother’s mother; I haven’t seen my father’s mother) who is still living with us. I always used to be with my grandmother during my childhood days as i liked her storytelling very much.

Even in these days she is continuing to be a good friend of mine. I share everything including steemit with her. In fact I had posted about her twice before. She is supportive of me in everything that I do!

Struggles of senior Citizens


The other day I watched a Tamil movie in which the condition of elderly persons was portrayed extra-ordinarily. Many who are widowed in their old age have to undergo a lot of  struggles when they are left with mere memories of their spouses. Some find it hard to live on this earth at first but eventually cope with the changing circumstances.

And some others choose to live alone or seek asylum in old age home. Their super busy children find it difficult to look after their parents. Life is like that!

Some crave for death, some go after euthanasia. Some commit suicide! And some live happily!

I hope my later days would be…


Put it simply, I wish my life as a grandfather to be a blissful experience. I don’t want to lament over the actions of my off springs. For that I have to do a lot throughout my life!

Even stronger, I want to set a good example to my children and grandchildren the same way my grandmother did to us!

In the end, I want to be known as a good human who has done whatever he could for the well-being of humanity and the life around him.

So have you started to Imagine the life that awaits you after 40 year by now? Where do you see yourself then?

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Believe me, Personal Development stuffs are fraudulent

Believe me, Personal Development stuffs are fraudulent

Is there anyone who reads this post who has never attended a personal development class yet? If you are such an exceptional person who hasn’t yet, then I salute you!

Nowadays, personal development is becoming a thriving Industry. People are stressed, depressed and searching for a way out. The so-called great motivational speakers and writers find a good niche and develop themselves instead.

There is no dearth of reasons for why people fall prey to depression. everyone has their own reasons for that. The newborn baby is depressed about not getting adequate milk at right time. School going toddlers have their own stories about their ongoing studies as reasons for their depression. Youngsters are worried about unemployability. Parents are worried about their children and their future.

In a nutshell, if you think you are in a critical situation and depressed, you are wrong. Everybody including the one you are going to share your emotions with is also depressed.

THEN WHY MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS?


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Motivational speakers, as their name suggests,  are here to motivate you. Their words can bring in a sense of relief when you are in a trouble. It works in the same way that even the vicinity of someone carrying so much positivity with them can alleviate the intensity of the struggles you are going through. But whether the person you are confiding in really has some positivity is a debatable topic!

Thus, sensing the huge opportunities lying in this area, people started to throng in which resulted in ever-increasing frauds and fakes in the realm of personal development. Most of those who advocate self-growth are demotivated and uninformed. They are depressed themselves.

It was estimated that the personal development industry worth $9.9 Billion in 2016 in US alone. By 2022, the market’s value is expected to increase to a whopping $13.2 Billion. You can easily spot the niche here!

I would say don’t spend much money in the name of self-growth. If you are determined, no one can prevent you from achieving your goals. That’s why motivating yourself is suggested over anything else.

Over the years I have read too many articles, books and watched too many videos that intend to teach us how to grow ourselves as individuals. But nothing seemed helped me. If I aim at my growth, it is my own responsibility to take care of me; ie The key is with me. In the case of you, the key is with you!

Wishing everyone a blissful life.

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