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Why Amazon Would Fail In India?
 Bibhu datta Rout  
 26 January 2018  

Long ago, there lived in a village two brothers — Motu and Patlu. Motu was the fat guy and Patlu was very lean and thin. One day both of them decided that they will start independent business in their village to sell mustard oil. Motu was smart guy and wanted to capture entire village. In order to do so, he started giving discounts on mustard oil. Patlu kept price at same level and focussed on the quality. Soon 90% of the market was captured by Motu and rest 10% was Patlu’s share.Soon Motu realised that he was incurring losses, rather massive losses. Though revenue was going high, but losses were also mounting with equivalent speed. He took some loan ( investor’s money) and diversified his business into ground oil. At that time there were few players in the market, who were already selling ground oil. Motu applied his tactics, as he was quite confident of his discounted business model. He started giving discount on ground oil as well. The investors were happy, that he kept on capturing market. Some more investors joined hands with him and put more money and Motu kept on giving discounts. He captured 80% of ground oil market and incurring more losses. Patlu, who had lost the first battle of mustard oil and few guys from ground oil had joined hands by that time. They had been searching for right time to screw Motu for unethical business practices. However, they could not do anything as Motu was “The Big Motu” by that time and out of reach from guys like Patlu. Motu had been arrogant to the producers, but he kept consumers happy. Producers had no choice, as Motu’s shop was selling more than any other shop out there. While life was moving forward, ‘The Big Motu’ felt there was big need to introduce TV to village, as villagers were deprived of TV. That was indeed a great idea and few investors put large chunk of money to it. Motu came up with a subscription model, so that whoever saw TV, had to pay some amount of money to Motu. People were happy, but the Motu’s staff at ground oil and mustard oil business were terribly unhappy, as the focus on those business were not there. The staff were working too much. The initial high salary was marginalised over period of time. So Motu kept on making customers happy, but at the cost of his own staff and producers of the product. He always believed that if one producer left his shop, dozen more would come and join. He was right, as everyone was dying to have Motu’s name associated with them.Every dog has a day. One day when Motu woke up from bed, he saw Patlu and few police men at his bed. Few of the unhappy producers were also besides him along with few local politician. Police had filed a case of unfair business practice and the charges were verified by few producers, staff even some customers who Motu felt were loyal customers. Motu tried to cease the case by paying some money, but probably he didn’t have enough money to pay the demand of politicians. The very next moment, investors started asking for money, staff revolted and things went very bad. The Big Motu was bankrupt.This story is satire metaphor of how Amazon runs business worldwide and why Amazon would fail in India with unethical business practices. India as a country is very different from the rest of the world. The consumers behave very differently here. Let me highlight few attributes of Indian.Attribute :1 People from Asian origin and specifically Indians value for money. Brand loyalty always loses the battle when pitted against the monetary gains. The discounted model does not create loyal customers in India. Attribute :2 Indians are very receptacle, adoptable to change and very fast in spreading the message. Thanks to mushrooming social media groups. So anytime Amazon tries to reduce the price of discounted items, it would take very little time, people switching to competitor. When Amazon entered India, there were few multi-million dollar e-commerce giants. Now there are many, with a hope that they would be taken over by Amazon some day. If at all Amazon buys few of them, the intrinsic value of the deal would be far below the sell off valuation.Attribute :3 Political and ideological idiosyncrasies. In Indian it is always believed that if two persons don’t match in their political views, probably they won’t be good team player. The silent reader who has been reading until now, will definitely have eyebrows up by now. Politics play an important role in governing a lot of things in India. Unlike west and Europe, where business houses are aligned to multiple parties so that nothing goes wrong when opposition is in power, in India, business houses cannot function the same way. Common people in India barely change political ideologies. As a result, it has been witnessed again and again that big companies ruin once there is a change in power at centre or state. People don’t hesitate to do political vendetta crossing any limits. It won’t be surprising Amazon falls prey to this practices.Attribute 4: Unlike other parts of the world, ego plays a vital role in shaping the personality of Indians. There are ample instances where dear ones are dejected just to satisfy ego, with hefty financial sacrifices. Enough of attributes. Let us put some search light through corridors of Amazon’s functioning in India. Unhappy sellers : Amazon makes majority of sellers unhappy in India. I have talked personally to more than 30–40 big sellers. All have same opinion. They have very indifferent attitude towards sellers. Despite having high profile machinery and huge man force and automated services, many times they fail massively in making their sellers unhappy. Hefty FBA charges : In small items such as books, fulfilment by amazon (FBA) charges are quite high. As a result, many of the regional languages book never ever see the face of Amazon. There is a possibility of some cynical political person sees some opportunity here and files a chargesheet on Amazon of killing regional language by not allowing space in e-commerce. Either Amazon would be forced to reduce the charges or find some alternatives. I don’t find any reason why a book lover won’t be interested to wait for 1 more day to get the books through normal shipping in India. Same day delivery practices in India, where there are a lots of logistics and infrastructure issues cannot be ruled out, would definitely force companies like Amazon to default in multiple instances. All the defaults can be clubbed together to make the case study big enough to file against Amazon. Flawed review practices : Amazon review processes are terribly skewed in favour of Amazon’s sponsored product. It is just a matter of time, when some agencies do some clinical litmus test on Amazon’s practice and expose them completely.Sponsored products : Amazon’s sponsored product has lot of loopholes and tries to fool even sellers. e.g. The adds will be shown to the person who paid for the add and amount will be deducted based on CPC model. Thanks to google’s chrome and Amazon. Both must be sharing the data or a special way of data stealing might be happing from systems.Unnecessary Add budgets : In order to capture Indian market, Amazon has been spending huge money on adds. Many of the TV channels fake viewership no and ask more money than they deserve. Since Amazon has lots of money from people, it does not hesitate to spend as many as they can.Too many things at same time: In stead of making some product robust and full proof, Amazon keeps investing in new products. They are in a mission to capture world just like the great Alexander. But the great man also failed in India, while underestimating the variance of IndianControl over rating systems: If you analyse Amazon take overs, they have almost taken over all big rating agencies starting from Alexa, IMDB, goodreads and many more and try to influence the product. I don’t know whether there are unfair practices over here, but seeing Amazon’s hostile takeover and unfair practices, the probability can not be ruled out.Arrogant behaviour: Two years back, when I was talking to Amazon customer service executive, they were very polite, but these days things have completely reversed. The potential reason could be the employees started believing they are too big to fail. I remember the day when I joined a company called EDS(electronic data system). That time it was fortune 80 company and there was absolutely no work. I left after few months of joining. I gave reason for exit as lack of work. My manager burst into laugh. Manager : You are getting four course meal from five star hotel. Travel is taken care by company and you work in fortune 80 company with good salary. What else you require in life.Me: I feel the company won’t survive more than 15 years with this model as the basics are not clear.Manager: You have gone crazy, as no fortune 100 companies ever died in 15 years. Rest all was history. EDS did some bad take overs, they were not having lots of savings and were not prepared for crisis and finally it was sold to HP. Eventually EDS helped HP, which was a fortune 30 company to incur losses and later divided into multiple parts.Possible cases how Amazon can fail in India.Amazon keeps on buying e-commerce companies, every passing day a new company is born supported by black money. Amazon is tired of fake acquisitions after lots of spending.Amazon has entered into food segment. Once small quality mistake can create a big havoc of generating nationalistic campaign to run against Amazon. All those people who wants to get benefitted, might join hands. One such instances, will create more opportunity and eventual exit due to heavy investors pressure.Amazon is killing the local intellectual market by stopping regional books online, as the cost incurred in distributing through Amazon is quite high. Indians value a lot for education and feel proud while preserving the culture. Indians would not eat, but would definitely love to see their children see big schools. Probably only country in the world who behaves this way. That is the reason education is over $100B business in India. If some campaign is run as anti-India against Amazon, it will take very short time to close Amazon out of India.Right to information and Right to privacy have lots of tentacles, which can be used or misused against unethical practices of Amazon.While entering food segment and entertainment segments, Amazon would be pumping in lots of money as it will be competing with companies like Reliance, UTV, Eros etc. The journey won’t be as easy as competing with Flipkart. Probability will be higher in favour of failure.If there is coalition government at centre, God help the big A. The amount of money that might be pumped into, will force the same year exit from India.There are no substantial examples that any business house running for losses or lack of profit has been able to sustain in long run. Amazon has been without profit for almost since inception, but it was majorly operational in country like US, the country which gave world many economic bubble like dot.com, sub prime crisis etc, where a economy can sustain even debt to GDP ratio is close to 100%. But in changing economic scenario, that model does not hold good. The functioning of Amazon is nothing less than e-commerce version of sub-prime crises, where the company believes that after they capture the complete market they will raise the price. But that instances will never happen in India. The day it is tried, there will either be multiple new companies floated, or public outrage or government interference. All in all these possible cases Amazon would fail in India.

The first three labours of Hercules
 Roshan Rollands  
 7 February 2018  
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The first labour- The Newman LionHercules and the Newman lion by Pieter Paul ReubensThe Newman lion was a beast that took helpless women from the neighbouring villages. The reason it would do so wasn’t just for a good meal but also to attract heroes in their attempts to rescue the damsels in distress. Once entering its cave, the warrior would notice a grievously injured girl. Rushing to their aid, they’d be killed by the lion who was in fact masquerading as the victim. There’s two ways the story goes now. In one version, Hercules meets a boy who says that they’ll sacrifice a lion if Hercules return after slaying the beast within 30 days. If not, he’ll sacrifice himself to Zeus. Another version shows Hercules meeting Molorchos who said that if he was victorious, a ram would be sacrificed to Zeus and if not, it would be sacrificed to Hercules as a mourning offering. Hercules arms himself with several arrows but found them to be ineffective against the Newman lion’s golden fur. He changes tactics and forces the lion to retreat to its cave. Once in the dark, with limited room for escape, he stuns the lion with his club and strangled it with his superhuman strength. He then skins the lion using one of its own claws and used its fur as his armour. He returned to king Eurystheus who had assigned Hercules this trial. Fearing his strength, he refuses to let him into the kingdom and then sent herald to inform Hercules of his remaining eleven labourssecond labour- Lernaean HydraThe Lernean Hydra by Gustave MonreauThe hydra was a beast that was raised by Goddess Hera, the wife of Zeus for the sole reason of killing Hercules. It lived in the swamp near Lake Lerna which kept travellers away because of the toxic fumes. Hercules covered his mouth and nose while traversing the swamp to keep himself safe from the gases. He fired flaming arrows into the Hydra’s lair to draw it out. He then attacked the hydra with a harvesting sickle (according to some legends. Others suggest a sword or his mighty club). During the course of the battle, he realised that it was no ordinary monster as each head he cut off gave rise to two heads in its place. He then called on his nephew Iolaus for help at beating the beast. He then came up with the idea of using a firebrand to scorch the neck stumps of the decapitated heads, thus preventing them from regenerating. Seeing Hercules triumphing, Hera sends a giant crab to distract him which he crushes beneath his feet. Another alternate lore suggests that Hercules cuts a head off of the hydra and uses the poison that effuses out to decapitate the remaining heads. Hera, displeased with Hercules besting her creatures, puts them in the dark vault of the cosmos as the constellations Hydra and Cancer.Third labour- Ceryneian hindThe hind of Ceryneia by Erica WilliamsAngered that Hercules had survived the hydra, Eurystheus and Hera devised a new task that they thought was impossible for Hercules. So far, he’s always vested any monster they’d thrown at him. So this time, Hercules was told to capture the Ceryneian hind which is said to run even faster than an arrow. Hercules chases the hind on foot for a whole year, through Greece and the land of the giants, but to no avail. A version of the story says that Hercules finally caught it in a trap. Another version says that he immobilised it with an arrow to the forelimbs. Another version says that he met Artemis who told him to leave the hind and say that it was her will. Regardless, he returned with the hind. The king was hoping he’d get Hercules to kill it and anger Artemis in the process. Hercules begged Artemis for forgiveness and told her that he had to kill it as part of his penance but he said that he’d return the hind alive. The hind was to become a part of the king’s menagerie on Hercules’s return. Remembering his promise to Athena, he told the king that he could have the hind if he came out and took it from him. When the king came out, Hercules let the hind go. When the king questioned him, he simply said that the king was too slow for it.**All images have been taken from greekerthanthegreeks@blogspot.in

The fourth to sixth labours of Hercules
 Roshan Rollands  
 15 February 2018  

Fourth labour- Erymanthian boarThe Erymanthian boar by Francisco de ZurbaránEurystheus, humiliated that the hind had escaped from right before him, sent Hercules on the next task of bringing back the Erymanthian boar alive. There are no definitive accounts of this labour though this is the most agreed upon version. On the way to Mt. Erymanthos, Hercules dunes and sups with his old friend Pholus. He was a centaur and Hercules convinces him to open the jar of wine left to the centaurs of the mountain my Dionysus. The aroma was so strong that t attracted all the centaurs of the mountain. Unknown to them, the wine was so strong that it should’ve been diluted. They drank the unadulterated wine and went berserk, attacking Hercules. Hercules shot at them with his poisonous arrows, sending them retreating all the way to Chiron’s cave. One version of the legend states that Pholus, curious as to why these arrows had killed several centaurs, picked an arrow up but dropped it on his foot, thus poisoning himself. Another version states that a stray arrow hit Chiron and poisoned him although he’s immortal. He felt immense pain, so great that he gave up his immortality and took the place of Prometheus who had his liver torn away by an eagle every morning. Hercules, seeing Chiron in such agony shot down the eagle, killing it. This labour also according to some, serves as the point for the transfer of immortality from Chiron to Hercules. Chiron then tells Hercules that in order to catch the boar, all he had to do was drive it into the deep snow. Hercules thus caught the boar, bound it and took it back to king Eurystheus.Fifth labour- Augean stablesThe Augean stables by Morgan SnellThis labour was to clean the stables of King Augeas. This was intended to be both humiliating and impossible for Hercules because the animals there were immortal and produced a huge amount of dung. The stables housed roughly a thousand cattle and it hadn’t been cleaned in almost 30 years. Hercules, confident that he could complete it in a day, asked the king for a tenth of his cattle if he succeeded in doing so. The king agreed to the bet, oblivious to what Hercules was capable of. Hercules redirected the rivers Alpheus and Peneus and succeeded in cleaning up the filth in less than a day. Augeas refused to honour the agreement on the grounds that it was King Eurystheus who’d given Hercules the task anyway. Hercules took the matter up in court and was supported by Phyleus, the king’s nephew. Augeas banished them both before the verdict of the court was out. Hercules returned to the kingdom, killed Augeas and handed over the kingdom to Phyleus. Also, according to the poet Pindar, Hercules founded the Olympic Games shortly thereafter.Sixth Labour- Stymphalian birdsHercules kills the Stymphalian birds by Albrecht DürerThe Stymphalian birds were creatures that were sacred to Aries, the good of war. They were man eating birds with beaks of bronze and dagger like metallic feathers that could be launched at their victims. They had all migrated to Lake Stymphalia in Arcadia where they multiplied rapidly. In Greek mythology, Arcadia is the home of the God Pan. In other cultures, it is seen as an untouched and unadulterated wilderness. The birds went berserk, wreaking havoc all over the countryside, destroying crops, trees and killing the townspeople. Hercules ventures into the swamp but couldn’t go too far as it couldn’t support his weight. Athena coming to his aid, gave him a rattle made by Hephaestus for this very purpose. He shook it and the birds flew out from their perches. Hercules then shot down several of them with his arrows, killing them instantly. The remaining birds flew far away never to return.**All images are taken from greekerthanthegreeks.blogspot.in

How is StoryMirror on a path to changing the Creative landscape of India?
 Aman Upadhyay  
 22 February 2018  

There are seven billion on this Earth. So, there are seven billion equally important journeys of their lives that they have lived and the stories that they created during those journeys. These stories define these individuals because these stories appeal to these individuals too. StoryMirror is the home to these seven billion stories. It is the home where stories are nurtured in myriad creative ways.And just like every individual, every brand has a story to tell—creative stories that not only engage, inform, surprise, delight, and impact their audience, but that also deliver on a measurable level of Creativity.Brand StoryMirror’s story, is the story of Creativity. StoryMirror explores thoughts or ideas that are new or different in some way from previous thoughts and ideas. And as exploring thoughts and ideas can be expressed by people in many ways, it can also be expressed through drawing, writing, singing, or even doing something. And StoryMirror is the conduit between the audience and the Creativity - a movement which brings every creative mind on a single platform. It is a Creative ecosystem that is beautifully involved in providing the stage for Creative minds to share their work on. It is a unique online platform created to showcase the diversity, versatility, and excellence in the field of literature and art dispersed across the length and breadth of India. StoryMirror was set up, in the year 2015, as a revolution to connect people through stories and inculcate the spirit of storytelling in the stressful lives of the masses. Every story, poem, and artwork that appears on www.storymirror.com reflects the emotions and lives of every individual. Hence the tagline, ‘Stories that reflect you.’ It was founded, with the vision to let the artists give their piece of mind for the world to behold. StoryMirror started off as an online portal wherein any person who believes that they could write a story or a poem or had creative traits to be an artist could submit their work to be cherished by millions of individuals across the globe. By 2016, they entered publishing industry and their Future Prospects include Audio Books, Interactive Webzines, 30+ Regional Languages, Short Films/Videos, and Authors’ Workshops.StoryMirrror is trying to connect storytellers with their peers through advanced technology and digital prowess. All the stories, poems, artworks, and eBooks are available for reading, sharing, and submitting. They also have an eCommerce website and mobile application from where all the products can be downloaded or ordered. Currently, they support 6 languages - Hindi, Odia, Marathi, Gujarati, Bangla, and English and they are going to cover Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada very soon.Therefore, when it's said that StoryMirror is on a path to changing the Creative landscape of India, it leads to the fact that www.storymirror.com has brought to the world and made it realize the power of storytelling with its 3 million+ readers, 70k+ users, and 10k+ writers/poets/artists. It’s the only story portal with a mobile application and with more than 10,000 downloads.StoryMirror, is your way in and while this Creative Ecosystem’s stories reflect you, it is all set to always amaze you with the enormous possibilities that lie within its global vision. Because StoryMirror is the idea of Creativity. StoryMirror gives you the wonders of Creativity. And StoryMirror is the answer to your Creativity. It is all about Creativity!

Do School Need To Impart Sex Education?
 Ananya Sanjay Kumar  
 26 February 2018  

Sex education or in broad terms “sexuality education has been a topic of great brainstorming in India lately. Just like every other idea it also has its own set of protagonists and antagonist. While supporters (I’m also one of them) cite “better knowledge about sexual health and well-being” as a reason, opposers bring religion, tradition and culture to support their stand.Sex as we know it has been a taboo in India. People are not comfortable talking about it even though it’s as natural part of life as breathing. You can talk and discuss every other part of the body, their functions, diseases that affect them, the causes and remedies of these diseases but about your reproductive system? NOPE, that makes you mean, ill-mannered, ill-cultured douche and what not. You may find many saying that sex education is an obscene western concept and India with all its culture and traditions doesn’t need it. Yeah right! As if we reproduce by ‘photosynthesis’. Though the list of myths about sexuality and sex education is endless, Here we’ll try to bust some of them.MYTH NO. 1: Sex education teaches children to have sex at an early age.NOPE, It doesn’t teach children to have sex at an early age. It teaches them to understand their reproductive system just like any other part of the body. It teaches them about the changes they’ll be experiencing at puberty and how it’ll affect them. It teaches them how to handle and be at par with these changes. It teaches them about the the social, psychological and biological aspects of a leading a healthy sexual life. It teaches them about sexually transmitted diseases and their prevention, birth control measures, sexual abuse and its prevention etc. A healthy sexual life doesn’t only include the physical act of sex but the overall sexual well-being.MYTH NO. 2: Keeping children away from these things will keep them innocent, well-mannered and cultured.Well, certainly not. Children are always curious to know about everything and it applies to sex as well. Not telling them about these things will make them search for this information through some other medium which includes friends, internet and even porn. Chances are very high that these mediums will give him/her a half-baked truth and fill his head with myths about sex. It will only leave him more confused and disillusioned. I once checked a forum of sexual awareness people often used to ask their questions about sexuality. There I found teenagers asking if watching porn will make them pregnant or applying semen to face will make their skin soft. What do you think is the reason behind all these myths? Just one i.e. not talking to them about sex. That way they don’t get their information from credible sources and accept myths as truth.Not talking to them about it will also make them too naïve to understand the difference between a casual touch and an intent of sexual molestation. As we all know that sexual abuse among children aged 5-12 is a grave problem in India. About 30% of the minors are sexually abused in some forms or the other. That is a very gruesome figure and a great cause of concern. A percentage of these crimes happen because children are not aware about it. Making them aware will definitely reduce these incidents by a great margin.MYTH NO. 3: India doesn’t have cases of teen pregnancy like Europe. Why do we need this?A grossly misinformed statement. Child marriage is still prevalent in many parts of India and it sure results in teen pregnancies. Actually the number of teen pregnancies in India is 62 out of a 1000. This is higher than Europe and America. Educating children about birth control measures will lessen the cases of such pregnancies thus saving many lives in the process as the cases of death of teen mothers while delivering the baby is dangerously high.MYTH NO.4: Children should not be told about things like homosexuality which is against nature. It will make them homosexuals.Homosexuality is not against nature. It is as natural as heterosexuality. Telling someone about it will not make them homosexual. Sexual orientations are decided by genetic factors ant can’t be changed just by knowing about all other orientations. Knowing about it will only make them accept the diversity of orientations and looks look at homosexuals with inferiority.MYTH NO. 5: What about the culture?Our culture never shunned “sex and sexual” from being discussed. In fact we had many scholars like Vatsyayana who did extensive research on this topic. His research is still a source of extensive learning on this subject. It’s the Victorian era moral codes imposed by European colonizers in the disguise of tradition and religion which is confused as Indian culture here. So, the bottom line is that you can educate children/teenagers about sexuality while Indian culture will remain totally safe and sound.

Myths about Highly Sensitive Personality
 Suchismita Sahu  
 3 March 2018  

"You are too sensitive!"The countless times of this review made me to analyze, synthesize and redefine my personality.High sensitivity is a misunderstood trait. As a highly sensitive person (HSP) myself, I’ve felt insecure in the past about my empathic, thoughtful nature. Luckily, society’s perception of sensitivity is changing, thanks in part to the growing acceptanceneuro-diversity—the idea that neurological variation among people is normal.When you think of the most successful person you know, what qualities do they embody? It’s likely you’re wowed by their ingenuity and creative problem-solving skills. Or maybe you’re impressed by their emotional intelligence and ninja-like ability to connect with people.These are just a few qualities of highly sensitive people (or HSPs), who make up about 20 percent of the population. Despite popular belief, sensitive people make great leaders. They’re consistently rated as top performers. HSPs tend to be well-liked by managers and appreciated for their commitment, even if they get on their co-worker’s nerves from time to time.Some of this diverse group of “famous” individuals that — in my opinion — might appropriately belong on the list of those who exhibit the characteristics of high sensitivity would include Scientists: Albert Einstein, Carl Jung and Charles Darwin, Sir Isaac Newton, Thomas Alva Edison  to political leaders: Abraham Lincoln, Harry S. Truman, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Gandhi, Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Eleanor Roosevelt and Princess Diana, today’s celebrities: Mandy Moore, Adrien Brody, Glenn Close, Eddie Murphy, Joaquin Phoenix, Nicole Kidman, Kevin Kline, Winona Ryder and Elijah Wood, to name a few Artists: Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dali, Georgia O’Keefe, Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Frank Lloyd Wright, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Elton John, Alanis Morissette, Neil Young, Jim Morrison.Singer/song writer Jewel in her famous “I’m Sensitive” song, sings: “So please be careful with me, I’m sensitive And I’d like to stay that way. I have this theory, that if we’re told we’re bad Then that’s the only idea we’ll ever have…”Being sensitive is a superpower, but if not managed properly, it can turn into a stumbling block. Navigating the world as a highly sensitive person involves special considerations, as does loving, working, or living with an HSP.1: The Secret Life of a Highly Sensitive Person And why the trait can actually be an advantage: Applying Your Highly Sensitive Strengths HSPs are masters of emotional intelligence. They pick up on subtleties that less sensitive people miss and have a keen ability to read between the lines. Believe it or not, HSPs can be great entrepreneurs and marketers precisely because they tend to be so skilled at building rapport, listening, and empathizing.2. HSPs are conscientious: Details, structure, and organization are their jam. Because they are accustomed to processing a lot of input, they easily come up with plans and solutions for complex problems, which is an invaluable asset. HSPs can also concentrate deeply and adore getting lost in ideas. This make us perfectly positioned for success in an era where deep work matters.3. HSPs are innovative.Some of the world’s best artists include HSPs. Why? Pair heightened sensory processing with a rich inner experience and you have a group of people neurologically wired to create. So, lean into your curiosity, ask questions that rock the status quo, and explore your whims. It’s what separates you from others who are too afraid to think big.4. HSPs are multi-passionate.They care about their work, their relationships, and it shows. HSPs are usually intelligent trailblazers who find ways to uniquely combine their varied interests into satisfying careers that have impact on the world.Thriving as a Sensitive Person Are there downsides to possessing this innate trait? Of course. But with some forethought and intention, they can employ their high sensitivity as their greatest strength. Get more comfortable with feedback. Most highly sensitive people, despite being good communicators, don’t fare well when caught off guard in meetings or presentations. Similarly, one critical comment may shake them for days or weeks. If you’re an HSP, get ready for high-stakes interactions by anticipating questions that may arise. 5. Don’t react—respond.Life doesn’t always go according to script, and as an HSP, you need to hone your resilience skills in response to surprises. To curb panic and emotional flooding, practice putting space between the triggering event and your response to it.6. Be bullish with boundaries.As a highly sensitive person, it’s essential to conserve your energy. You spend the day picking up on the feelings and moods of your peers. If these interactions skew negative, they can leave you feeling drained. Noisy, busy environments (even bad music—yes, seriously) also take a toll on HSPs.Simple shifts can make a big difference. Try getting to the office early so you can have some quiet working time before the hustle and bustle of the day takes holds. I put a 15-to-30-minute buffer between all meetings to ensure I have time to decompress.Managing your energy effectively comes down to creating solid boundaries and paying close attention to the inputs you allow into your life. Limit time with toxic people, be careful about the media you consume, and be bullish about self-care. If you demand a lot from yourself (which most HSPs do), then building in periods for rest and recovery is nonnegotiable.Tips for Loving or Working with an HSP: Highly sensitive people make loyal partners and great leaders, that much we know. But truthfully, loving, living with, or working alongside an HSP isn’t always easy. You can’t (and shouldn’t try) to change them. But you can inspire and support them in simple ways:If you work with an HSP:Keep them in the loop with frequent updates and clear information. HSPs tend to have a high input orientation, so the more they know, the better.When possible, let them prepare. Give them the meeting agenda ahead of time.Focus on coaching instead of criticizing. Details are an HSP strength, so provide ultraspecific steps for improvement.Honor their hunches. Value intuition as part of your HSP’s decision-making process.2. If you love an HSP:Build quiet time and solitude into your shared schedule.Expect insomnia. HSPs sometimes struggle to sleep soundly because they have active minds.Be patient with them during confrontation. If they need space, don’t take it personally.Above all, whether you’re a co-worker, a sibling, or a spouse, try to appreciate the unique set of characteristics an HSP possesses as best you can. There can be a sharp learning curve, but ultimately, you will both see how high sensitivity can shape your worlds for the better.

How long is 'Long Term' in Equity?
 Manoj Arora  
 16 March 2018  

For someone running the last 100 meters of a 42 Km marathon, one sec can seem to be quite a time. On the other hand, to change a simple habit in your life, a decade may seem quite small. Long Term, therefore, is a relative term in life. But it is not so in equity investments. Whether it is mutual funds or stocks, we can define Long Term quite precisely, clearly and objectively - with logical data points.Let us see how.'Being Dead' as an Investment StrategyFidelity Investments recently conducted a study in the US to find out what kind of investments provided the best returns. The results were startling for anyone who feels is a smart investor. The study revealed that the highest returns were from investors who had completely forgotten about their investment for years, or even decades. A good proportion of these investors who were enjoying amazing returns, had actually died a long time ago. The study, therefore, concluded that the most profitable strategy may be to do exactly what a dead person would do - which is nothing.Why should we define 'Long Term'?A long-term investment is often associated with lesserrisk. We just understood from the above study that the longer the term, the lesser the risk - since volatility is averaged out over a period of time.To augment our statement, just have a look at the last 5 year returns of BSE Sensex:9% , 42% , -9% , 16% & 10%The overall annual returns stand at 13%Now, 13% is a fabulous annual return on your investment - but the variability (volatility) is high. During any short period, you could face poor returns - or even losses (as in Year 3). These poor returns are (over)compensated by a great occasional phase (as in Year 2). As you increase the term, the risk will keep reducing. But how long should we keep increasing the Term of investment? For sure, we do not want to die just trying to get good returns. We want to get the returns and use them too - in this lifespan. Isn't the purpose of an investment to get the returns and use the money as well as the returns arising from it? What use is the money if it just keeps growing and you die of old age? The end purpose of money and investments was always to spend it optimally, so as to facilitate happiness in our life.Therefore, to strike a balance, we must define a Long Term investment tenure where we have a fairly reduced risk and we can also use the investment and the returns for the purpose it was intended to. Thus, we should be able to precisely answer the question, "How long is long-term in Equity?"How does our Law define 'Long Term'?Tax Laws are often quite strange, to say the least. Indian IT Act defines Long Term on equity investments after a period of 1 year (12 months). So, does that mean that any equity investment done for more than a year is a truly long-term and therefore, relatively quite safe?Not really!Ironically, on the other hand, any investment done in debt based funds are considered as long-term from a taxation perspective only if you stay invested for at least 3 years. So, are we saying that debt investments are riskier as compared to equity investments - and therefore need a longer duration to average out the risk? It is actually the reverse. Debt based investments are less volatile and therefore less risky as compared to Equity investments.So, we cannot go by the definition of tax laws to define the right tenure of any Long-Term Investments.Defining 'Long Term' logicallyIf you analyze the data for a typical mutual fund with a multi-decade history over all the possible 1 year periods, you will find that:a) Maximum returns are 160% (best 1-year return ever)b) Minimum returns are -57% (worst 1-year return ever)If you analyze the data for a typical fund with a multi-decade history over all the possible 2 year periods, you will find that:a) Maximum returns are 82% (Annualised best return ever - over 2 years period)b) Minimum returns are -34% (Annualised worst return ever - over 2 years period)If you analyze the data for a typical fund with a multi-decade history over all the possible 3 year periods, you will find that:a) Maximum returns are 63% (Annualised best return ever - over 3 years period)b) Minimum returns are -18% (Annualised worst return ever - over 3 years period)If you analyze the data for a typical fund with a multi-decade history over all the possible 4 year periods, you will find that:a) Maximum returns are 59% (Annualised best return ever - over 4 years period)b) Minimum returns are -8% (Annualised worst return ever - over 4 years period)If you analyze the data for a typical fund with a multi-decade history over all the possible 5 year periods, you will find that:a) Maximum returns are 54% (Annualised best return ever - over 5 years period)b) Minimum returns are 4% (Annualised worst return ever - over 5 years period)This means that the minimum annualized returns you could have made annually if you would have invested in the worst possible fund would have been 4%. Do not go by the dwarf-ness of 4% CAGR. Try and understand the significance of this statement. Here is the crux. There was no feasible way that you could have made any loss in equity market if you would have stayed invested for 5 years - since your returns were going to be between 4% and 54%.Let us just go one step ahead.If you analyze the data for a typical fund with a multi-decade history over all the possible 10 year periods, you will find that:a) Maximum returns are 30% (Annualised best return ever - over 10 years period)b) Minimum returns are 13% (Annualised worst return ever - over 10 years period)Wow !! A worst-case annual returns of 13% !!What else you want equity investments to deliver to you? Of course, that is if you stay invested for 10 years.The above statistics clearly puts the minimum term of investment to be 5 years and the optimum term of investment in equity to be somewhere between 5 and 10 years i.e. 7 years and above. 7+ years is an investment term wherein you get good enough returns with significantly lesser risk.Therefore, in equity investments - long term is not a vague term. It is 7 years+ investment horizon - also validated by 7-year equity cycles.CheersManoj AroraOfficial Website | My Mission

Book Review - The Leader
 Swapna Peri  
 17 March 2018  

Book Title: The LeaderAuthor : N.S.RaviAbout The Book:From the early 20th century, the then city Bombay now known as Mumbai, its economy was characterised by major textile mills, the base of India's growth in textile and garments industry. Hundreds of thousands of people from all over India were employed in working in the mills. In the 1960s and 1970s, the Mumbai-Thaneindustrial belt witnessed successive working class strikes and protests, with multiple trade unions competing for the allegiance of workers and political control. These primarily included famous political leaders from various Indian Political parties also.Dr. Dattatray Samant or Datta Samant), and popularly known as Doctorsaheb was the  trade union leader, who is most famous for leading 200–300 thousand textile mill workers in the city of Bombay now Mumbai on a year-long strike in 1982, which triggered the closure of most of the textile mills in the city.The book is based on this incident but based on timeline as in the year 82.. The author has made a great research and brought this story to his readers with a immense efforts. For this generation youngsters who are not aware of such incidents in the country from past, this book is like a reference.Such stories carry an impact which in real includes many unsolved conspiracies. These kind of stories make the readers attach to the real world while reading a fiction story. Kudos to the author.The title of the book ' The Leader ' is strong and gives an impression that the book must be about a person.The book cover is an image of an industry in black & white color and a lake's image in orange depicting pain.Superb and intense characterisation of the characters is observed.The narration is fantastic, simple yet effective.Simple and effective language is used.Final Verdict—A good read to know the lesser known facts and the book can be rated 3.8 out of 5

Book Review : A Stoic's Diary
 Swapna Peri  
 24 March 2018  

What is Stoicism?Stoicism is an ancient Greek philosophy developed around 300 B.C. as a modification of Cynicism which teaches the development of self-control and courage by fighting destructive emotions. It is not just a set of beliefs but a way of life with practice and including the logic mostly. Soliloquy and a kind of meditation aimed at training one's attention to remain in the present moment is the main characteristic. No wonder it’s not more popular. No wonder the Stoic sage, in Western culture, has never obtained the popularity of the Zen master. Even though Stoicism is far more accessible, not only does it lack the exotic mystique of Eastern practice; it’s also regarded as a philosophy of merely breaking even while remaining determinedly impassive. What this attitude ignores is the promise proffered by Stoicism of lasting transcendence and imperturbable tranquility.It ignores gratitude, too. This is part of the tranquility, because it’s what makes the tranquility possible. Stoicism is, as much as anything, a philosophy of gratitude – and a gratitude, moreover, rugged enough to endure anything.About the book:The title of the book ' A Stoic's Diary '  is very  attention capturing and new. The book cover is very subtle and doesn't talk much about the book. The art of Stoicism is briefly yet illustratively and practically is explained in the book. The concept of mind maps and looking at a problem in different dimensions is observed as the main concept in the book. Self awareness, self help, will power and perseverance are explained in a beautiful manner. One of its kind of a book in the field of Stoicism. Kudos to the author.

‘उनके पास अपनी कोई कहानी नहीं होगी’
 Gulab Chand Yadav  
 26 March 2018  

मैं 19 से 25 फरवरी 2018 के दौरान छुट्टी पर गाँव में था। एक दिन मुंबई से मेरे मित्र हंसराज जी का फोन आता है और वे पूछते हैं कि मेरी मुंबई वापसी कब होगी। कारण पूछने पर उन्होंने बताया कि वाराणसी से हमारे साझा मित्र एवं एम.ए. में सहपाठी रहे राजकुमार जी एक विवाह समारोह में शामिल होने के लिए 24 फरवरी को मुंबई आ रहे हैं, इसलिए उनकी इच्छा है कि थाना में 25 या 26 फरवरी की शाम को अपनी मित्र मंडली किसी जगह जुटे और गपशप के बाद आसपास के किसी होटल में डिनर किया जाए। वे यह कार्यक्रम 25 फरवरी की शाम को रखना चाहते थे किंतु मेरी मुंबई वापसी 25 फरवरी की देर शाम को होने के कारण उन्होंने यह कार्यक्रम 26 फरवरी की शाम को रखने का निश्चय किया।मेरे और राजकुमार के अलावा उन्होंने और किन-किन सहपाठी मित्रों को आमंत्रित किया है, यह मैंने नहीं पूछा। मुझे तो इस बात से ही खुशी हुई कि एक लंबे अरसे के बाद हम लोग मिलेंगे, हालचाल होगा, जमकर ठहाके लगेंगे और हम एक साथ बैठकर चाय/कॉफी पिएंगे और खाना खाएंगे। मुंबई जैसे महानगर में ऐसा अवसर मिलना या अवसर निकाल लेना किसी चमत्कार से कम नहीं माना जाता। यह बात इस महानगर के बाशिंदे अच्छी तरह से जानते और मानते हैं। संयोग से मैं 5 फरवरी से 2 मार्च 2018 तक छुट्टी पर चल रहा था, अतः इस कार्यक्रम से मुझे कोई दिक्कत नहीं थी।       हंसराज जी ने बताया था कि 26 फरवरी को शाम 6.30 बजे हम लोग थाना स्टेशन से थोड़ी दूर स्थित तलावपाली तालाब के पास छत्रपति शिवाजी महाराज की मूर्ति के सामने स्थित परिसर में मिलेंगे और गपशप करेंगे। मैं शाम को करीब 5 बजे अपने घर (शांति पार्क, मीरा रोड) से मीरा रोड स्टेशन के पास स्थित टीएमसी बस स्टॉप पर पहुँचा और आते ही पाया कि थाना जानेवाली बस खड़ी थी जिसमें बाईं ओर मुझे एक विंडो सीट मिल गई। थोड़ी देर में कंडक्टर आया और मैंने टिकट कटा लिया। 5 मिनट बाद बस चल पड़ी। अभी मैं घर से महज 2 किलोमीटर दूर ही आ पाया था कि मेरे मोबाइल की घंटी बज उठी। देखा दूसरी ओर मित्र अनिल सिंह थे।       अनिल इस समय आंध्र प्रदेश में पूर्वी गोदावरी जिला में एक राष्टीयकृत बैंक की शाखा में शाखा प्रमुख के रूप में तैनात हैं। इनका परिवार यहीं कांदिवली के ठाकुर विलेज इलाके में रहता है जहां इनके छोटे भाई भी अपने परिवार और माताजी के साथ रहते हैं। अनिल बीच –बीच में छुट्टी लेकर मुंबई आते रहते हैं। अनिल ने मुझसे कहा कि मैं आगे फाउंटेन होटल बस स्टाप पर उतर जाऊँ क्योंकि वे भी अपनी कार से थाना ही जा रहे हैं, अतः मुझे पिकअप कर लेंगे। मुझे भी यह प्रस्ताव अच्छा लगा क्योंकि वहाँ से हम साथ – साथ बोलते – बतियाते जाते और इस प्रकार से समय का सदुपयोग भी हो जाता। अनिल मेरे पुराने दोस्त हैं और मेरा इनसे परिचय अगस्त 1986 से है जब मैं कुछ महीने एम. ए. (अर्थशात्र) का विद्यार्थी था और हम मुंबई विश्वविद्यालय के कालीना परिसर में लेक्चर अटेंड करने जाया करते थे। फरवरी 1987 में एक सरकारी बीमा कंपनी में अनुवादक की नौकरी मिलने पर मैंने ड्रॉप ले लिया और जुलाई 1987 में एम.ए. (हिन्दी) में प्रवेश लिया जिसके सुबह के बैच की कक्षाएं मुंबई वि.वि. के फोर्ट  परिसर में चलाई जाती थीं। अनिल सिंह ने अपनी पढ़ाई जारी रखी और फरवरी 1988 में वे भी उसी बीमा कंपनी में अनुवादक के रूप में भर्ती हुए। जुलाई 1988 में अनिल ने भी एम.ए. (हिन्दी) में प्रवेश ले लिया यानी एम.ए. (हिन्दी) में आप मुझसे एक साल जूनियर थे। मुझे आज भी याद है, मेरी एम.ए. की किताबें और मूल नोट्स आपने ही मेरी परीक्षाएँ समाप्त होते ही आग्रहपूर्वक मुझसे मांग लिए थे।       अनिल शुरू से ही मनमौजी, खिलंदड़ और जिंदगी को फक्कड़ अंदाज में जीनेवाले व्यक्ति रहे हैं। कालीना परिसर में 5 लोगों का हमारा एक ‘पूरबिया गुट’ था जिसमें मेरे अलावा, अनिल, एक और अनिल सिंह (जो बिहार से थे), अरविंद त्रिपाठी और वीरेंद्र तिवारी (इतिहास में एम ए के छात्र) शामिल थे। लेक्चर के बाद अक्सर हम कैंटीन के सामने वाले लॉन की हरी घास पर घंटों अड्डा जमाते और आगे की योजनाएं और सपने साझा करते, खूब हंसी-मज़ाक और टांग-खिंचाई करते और अपनी टूटी-फूटी और बेढब अँग्रेजी में प्रोफेसरों की नकल उतारते। हम सभी निम्न मध्यमवर्गीय परिवारों से थे, अतः हमारी जेबें भी अमूमन खाली ही रहतीं। हम कैंटीन में नास्ते-चाय के लिए बैठते तो अपनी फटेहाली का रोना रोते और दूसरे से बिल चुकाने की चिरौती – विनती करते अथवा अपनी-अपनी जेबें झाड़कर कलेक्शन जुटाते। मुझे याद है ज्यादातर अवसरों पर बिल मैं ही चुकाता क्योंकि कैंटीन चलने का प्रस्ताव अक्सर मेरा ही रहता और दूध का पारिवारिक व्यवसाय होने के नाते मेरी आर्थिक स्थिति थोड़ी बेहतर थी। मेरी अनिल से जब भी मुलाकात होती है, आज भी हम वर्ष जुलाई 1986 से मई 1989 के उन दिनों को यादों को ताजा कर दो चार ठहाके जरूर लगाते हैं।       हमारी कार घोडबंदर रोड से थाना शहर की ओर तेज गति से दौड़ी जा रही थी। हम गायमुख से थोड़ा आगे ही पहुँच थे कि आज की हमारी चौपाल की उत्सव मूर्ति यानी अग्रज राजकुमार सिंह का कॉल आता है और वे बताते हैं किइस समय वे मुलुंड के अरुण शर्मा जी के साथ है और थाने के लिए निकलने वाले हैं। मैं आज की चौपाल में शामिल होने वाले अन्य मित्रों के बारे में उनसे पूछता हूँ तो वे बताते हैं कि हंसराज के अलावा खारघर से निर्मल, और कल्याण से धर्मराज भी आ रहे हैं। जबकि अंबरनाथ के साथी हृदयनारायण गांव में होने और खारघर के डॉ. श्यामबाबू अवस्थ होने के कारण नहीं आ पा रहें हैं। यानी हम 7 लोग थाना के तलावपाली संगम में भाग लेने वाले थे. मेरी यादों की रील रह-रहकर फ्लैश बैक मोड में चली जा रही थी। वर्ष 1987 से 1990 तक का वह समय याद आता है जब हम सभी एम.ए. (हिंदी) के छात्र थे और परीक्षा पासकर अपनी अपनी आजीविका और कैरियर को और बेहतर बनाने की जद्दोजहद में लगे थे। हमारे सहपाठियों में एक और जहां 21 साल के युवा थे दूसरी और 40-45 के अधेड़ भी थे। इनमें क्लर्क, अनुवादक, अध्यापक, प्राइवेट नौकरी वाले और कुछ किसी भी तरह का रोजगार ढूंढ रहे साथी शामिल थे। लगभग 15-20  लोगों का हमारा एक बड़ा समूह था जिसके निर्विवाद अगुआ राजकुमार जी थे क्योंकि एक तो उनका लंबा ऊँचा कद, रोबदार आवाज और दूसरे अपने बैंक की यूनियन का पदाधिकारी होने के नाते उनके प्रति स्वाभाविक सम्मान हमारे मन में जगह बना ही लेता था।      चलिए इस ‘सतरंगिया मित्र मंडली’ के अन्य सदस्यों के बारे  में भी अत्यंत संक्षेप में आप सबको बताता चलूँ। राजकुमार जी मेरे जिले (जौनपुर) के ही आशानंदपुर गाँव के मूल निवासी हैं जो मेरे गांव से मात्र 9-10 कि.मी. दूरी पर है और इनके गाँव से 4-5 कि.मी. दूरी पर मेरी मझली बुआ का गाँव तुलसीचक है। मैं जब भी गाँव जाता हूँ तो अपनी मझली बुआ के गाँव अवश्य जाता हूँ। अतः हर साल मेरा राजकुमार जी के गाँव जाने का योग बन ही जाता था। मैं उनकी माताजी और पिताजी से भी अवश्य मिलता था। मुंबई में तब आप जोगेश्वरी के बहरामबाग इलाके में रहते थे। जब एम.ए करने बाद आप अपने बैंक में राजभाषा अधिकारी के रूप में पदोन्नत हुए तो आपका कोलकाता तबादला हो गया। तब से मुंबई का साथ जो छूटा तो बस छूट ही गया। आप कोलकाता से पटना, लखनऊ, आजमगढ़ और अंत में बनारस स्थानांतरित हुए और वर्ष 2016 में वरिष्ठ प्रबंधक पद से सेवानिवृत्त होने पर बनारस में ही सेटल हो गए हैं। आपकी 4 बेटियाँ और 2 सुपुत्र हैं। चारों बेटियाँ विवाहित है और अपने-अपने परिवार में सुखी हैं। बड़े बेटे का भी विवाह हो गया है और उसे 3 साल का एक बेटा है। छोटे सुपुत्र दंत चिकित्सा में एमडीएस की पढ़ाई की पढ़ाई कर रहे हैं और भगवतकृपा रही तो बर्ष 2018 के अंत में या 2019 के पूर्वार्द्ध में इनके विवाह का योग बन सकता है। राजकुमार जी से मिलने मैं कोलकाता, पटना भी जाता रहा और बनारस में तैनात होने पर तो हर यात्रा में इनसे अनिवार्य रूप से भेंट होती ही है। राजकुमार जी यारों के यार और ज़िंदादिल इंसान हैं। संबंधों को सहेजना और उन्हें बनाए रखना आपकी खूबी है।      आज की हमारी चौपाल के सहयोगी अरुण शर्मा जी आजमगढ़ के मूल निवासी हैं और हममें सबसे वरिष्ठ अर्थात 71 वर्ष के हैं। किन्तु अपनी अच्छी फिटनेस और प्रसन्नचित्त स्वभाव के कारण 60 वर्ष से अधिक के नहीं लगते हैं। आप साइकिल निर्माण  से जुड़ी सार्वजनिक क्षेत्र की एक कम्पनी में अधिकारी थे। किन्तु नब्बे के दशक में निजीकरण/उदारीकरण की आँधी के चलते अनेक सरकारी कंपनियों की तरह आपकी कंपनी में भी ताले लग गए और शर्मा जी को 53 वर्ष की उम्र में ही वीआरएस लेना पड़ा। किंतु कर्मठ और उद्यमशील शर्मा जी ने प्राइवेट कंपनी ज्वाइन कर ली और वहां लगभग 12 वर्ष तक कार्य करने के बाद अलविदा कहा। मित्रों से मिलते तुरंत भोजपुरी भाषा में गँवई सरलता के साथ वार्तालाप करना आपकी एक ऐसी खास विशेषता है जो आज बहुत कम लोंगों में देखने को मिलती है। आपकी दो बेटियाँ है जो विवाहित हैं और इकलौता बेटा भी विवाहित है और अच्छी नौकरी में है। बहू भी शिक्षिका है। बेटे-बहू के साथ आप सुखी रिटायर्ड जीवन बिता रहे है।       अवध बिहारी निर्मल यानी हम सबके लिए केवल ‘निर्मल’ जिंदादिल और विनोदी स्वभाव का साथी है। जिन्दगी और भाग्य ने इन्हें कई बार मुश्किलों में डाला। कई लोगों ने इनकी सीधाई और सरलता का गलत फायदा उठाकर ठगी की और इनके द्वारा उधार दी गई राशि को डकार गए। किंतु इस भाई ने इन घटनाओं की चुभन और नकारात्मकता को अपने भीतर नहीं आने दिया और अपनी इंसानियत, अपनी सामाजिकता और अपने परोपकारी स्वभाव को आज भी कायम रखा है। हम मित्र इन्हें कई बार सतर्क, दुनियादार बनने और अपने घर-परिवार तक ही सीमित रहने की सलाह देते रहे है किंतु यह भाई अपनी फितरत से बाज नहीं आता और अनचाही मुसीबतों/आफतों को दावत देता रहता है। अगर कोई मित्र, रिश्तेदार या सहकर्मी आधी रात को किसी परेशानी में पड़ने पर निर्मल को याद करे तो यह साथी आधी रात को भी मदद के लिए आगे आने से नहीं हिचकेगा। निर्मल स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय के अंतर्गत आने वाले मुंबई स्थित एक संस्थान में हिन्दी अधिकारी है और खारघर में रहता है।       हमारे मित्र धर्मराज मिश्र जी अप्रैल 2017 में लंबी सेवा के बाद भारतीय बैंक संघ से सेवानिवृत्त हुए हैं। आपका शांत स्वभाव, मितभाषिता और मिलनसारिता आपको खास बनाती है। जीवन में संघर्ष करते हुए कालबादेवी के एक मारवाड़ी सेठ के यहां 300 रूपये वेतन पर टाइपिस्ट के रूप में नौकरी शुरु कर आईबीए में वाइस प्रेसिडेंस ग्रेड से रिटायर होने की आपकी यात्रा भी कम प्रेरक नहीं है। एक ऐसा व्यक्ति जिसने आठवीं कक्षा के बाद अंग्रेजी विषय नहीं लिया था। मैट्रिक परीक्षा दो प्रयासों में पास की हो और इंटर, बीए की परीक्षा प्राइवेट परीक्षार्थी के रूप में मैं उत्तीर्ण की हो वह व्यक्ति आगे चलकर अपने स्वाध्याय, लगन और अभ्यास से एक दक्ष अनुवादक बन जाता है और अपने संस्थान के प्रकाशनों के लिए कुशलता से संपादन सहयोग भी देता है। एमए परीक्षा आपने प्रथम श्रेणी में उत्तीर्ण की और अपने संस्थान में राजभाषा अधिकारी के रूप में पदोन्नत किए गए। आगे चलकर आपने अपनी संस्था के सामान्य विभाग के दायित्व भी सफलतापूर्वक सँभाले। आपके दो पुत्रियां और एक पुत्र हैं। एक बेटी और इकलौते बेटे का विवाह हो गया है और दूसरी बेटी के रिश्ते के लिए प्रयास जारी हैं. मित्रों के सुख-दुख में सहभागी होना और सहयोग के लिए सदैव तत्पर रहना आपकी विशिष्ट खासियत (यूएसपी) है।       हमारी इस चौपाल के सूत्रधार और मेजबान हंसराज जी इंडियन औवसीज बैंक की कल्याण शाखा के प्रभारी (मुख्य प्रबंधक) है। आपने बारहवीं (विज्ञान) करने के बाद मुंबई के एक प्रतिष्ठित तकनीकी संस्थान से वस्त्र प्रौद्योगिकी में 3 वर्षीय डिप्लोमा किया था और कुछ अरसे तक मुंबई की एक नामी टेक्सटाइल कंपनी में सुपरवाजर के रूप में नौकरी भी की। किंतु शिफ्टों में ड्यूटी और अबौद्धिक माहौल आपको रास नहीं आया और आपने प्रतियोगी परीक्षा पास कर बैंक की सेवा ज्वाइन कर ली। बैंक में राजभाषा के क्षेत्र में कैरियर की अच्छी संभावना और अपने रुझान को देखते हुए आपने 1987 में हिन्दी विषय में एम ए करने का निर्णय लिया और हमारे बैच के साथी बने। हंसराज भी हँसमुख स्वाभाव के जिंदादिल व्यक्ति हैं। पढ़ाई में आपकी हमेशा से रुचि रही है। आपने भारतीय बैंकिंग एवं वित्त संस्थान की 2 परीक्षाएं भी पास की हैं। एम.ए. परीक्षा आपने प्रथम श्रेणी में उत्तीर्ण की थी। बैंक की सेवा के दौरान आपका भी कोलकाता, नासिक, वापी, पुणे, नई दिल्ली तबादला हुआ। किंतु आपने मुंबई के अपने पुराने साथियों से हमेशा संपर्क बनाए रखा। आप जब कभी मुंबई आते तो पुराने साथियों से अवश्य भेंट करते। आपने चर्चगेट के सम्राट होटल में हम मित्रों को कई बार दावत दी। कुछ महीने पहले ही आपकी मुंबई वापसी हुई है और आप थाना स्थित अपने बैंक क्वाटर्स में रहते है। आपका इकलौता पुत्र शशांक आईटी इंजीनियर है और अमेरिका में नौकरी करता है। दिसंबर 2017 में शशांक की शादी हो गई है और बहू भी सॉफ्टवेयर इंजीनियर है। आपकी श्रीमती भी कुशल गृहणी और अच्छी गेजबान हैं। आप दोस्तों से मिलने –जुलने, उनके सुख-दुःख में सहभागी होने और साथियों की मदद करने में हमेशा आगे रहते हैं।       ‘संतोष यह आपने क्या किया? थाना शहर में जाने के लिए हमें बाईं तरफ के रोड से होकर जाना था और आप भिवंड़ी-नासिक की ओर जाने वाले फ्लाईओवर पर चले आये?’ अनिल ने कुछ रोष से ड्राईवर से कहा तो लगा कि वह भी हमारी बातों में मशगूल हो गया था जिसकी वजह से रास्ता चूक गया। पिछले 10-12 वर्षा में मुंबई से सटे थाना शहर का मानों कायाकल्प ही हो गया है। पहले कापूरबावड़ीया मानपाड़ा के आगे रिहाइशी बस्तियाँ कम और कंपनी-कारखाने ही अधिक हुआ करते थे। लोग घोड़बंदर रोड से शाम को पैदल जाने से हिचकते थे। किंतु एक-एक कर लगभग सभी कारखाने-कंपनियां बंद होती गईं अथवा अन्य शहरों में स्थापित/स्थानांतरित कर दी गईं और रियल इस्टेट की बढ़ती मांग के चलते इन कंपनियों की ज़मीनों पर बड़े-बड़े आलीशान रिहाइशी और कमर्शियल कॉम्प्लेक्स और माल बन गए। आज घोड़बंदर रोड से गुजरते हैं तो सड़क के दोनों ओर 25-30 मंजिलो के टॉवरों की कतारें दिखाई देती हैं और लगता है जैसे हम किसी यूरोपीय देश के बड़े शहर से होकर गुजर रहे है। दो दशकों पहले 5-6 लाख की आबादी वाले झीलों-तालाबों के इस शहर की आबादी अब 20 लाख से ऊपर हो गई है किंतु अधिकांश तालाब लुप्त हो गए है। फिर भी गनीमत है कि येऊर पहाड़ी से एक तरफ और दूसरी ओर समुद्री खाड़ी से घिरे होने के कारण इस नगर में अब भी काफी हरियाली मौजूद है जो आँखों (और मन को भी) को बहुत सुकून देती है।       खैर! कुछ कि.मी. की अतिरिक्त यात्रा कर और थोड़ा सा लांगकट लेकर दो-तीन जगह पूछते –पाँछते हम तलावपाली यानी जांभली नाका पहुँच गए और एक निरापद जगह पर कार पार्क कर शिवाजी महाराज की प्रतिमा की ओर पैदल ही चल पड़े। सबसे पहले हम दोनों ही यहाँ पहुँच थे। कुछ देर बात अरुण शर्मा और राजकुमार जी आए और अंत में हंसराज, धर्मराज और निर्मल एक साथ आए। संभवतः धर्मराज जी हंसराज की कल्याण शाखा में गए होंगे और दोनों एक साथ थाना आए होंगे जहाँ उन्हें निर्मल मिल गया होगा।       हम सातों साथी जब जुटे तो लगा कि कैलेडर की तारीख 30 साल पीछे जाकर किसी तारीख पर ठहर गई है। यूँ लगा जैसे हममे से किसी को नई नौकरी मिली हो या किसी को पदोन्नति मिली हो और हम मरीन लाइंस के‘बलवास’ या ‘सुरुचि’ होटल या चर्चगेट के सम्राट होटल में दावत के लिए एकत्रित हुए हैं। वही उमंग, वही उत्साह और एक-दूसरे की उसी तरह टाँग खिंचाई और मस्ती-मजाक। सब कुछ जैसे फिर से साकार हो उठा था। आज की इस चौपाल में हमारी पुरानी स्मृतियाँ थीं, गुजरे जमाने के सुनहरे पल थे., खट्टे-मीठे अनुभव थे। ‘जो भी है क्या कम है’ का दर्शन भाव था और जीवन को भरपूर जी लेने की ललक और प्यास थी। हम जहाँ बैठे थे, उसके इर्द-गिर्द कई युवा जोड़े और युवातियों के झुंड भी मौजूद थे जो हमरी भदेस बातों, गँवई हँसी-मजाक और अनायास और ज़ोर से लगनेवाले ठहाकों से अक्सर चौंके उठते थे और हमारी ओर हैरत और गुस्से से ताकने लगते थे। लेकिन हमें उनकी फिक्र कहां थी?      शुभम सरोवर होटल में स्वरूचि भोजन करने के बाद और ‘टिपटॉप स्वीट्स’ की रस मलाई और रसगुल्लों का भोग लगाने के बाद हमारी चौपाल कुछ देर के लिए फिर से सड़क पर जमीं क्योंकि हम एक अरसे के बाद मिले थे और चाहते थे कि और ज्यादा वक्त एक साथ बिताया जाए। किन्तु हमें विदा होना ही था क्योंकि अगले दिन किसी को सुबह काम पर जाना था तो दो मित्रों को फ्लाइट पकड़नी थी। तलावपाली की यह शाम हमारी सुखद स्मृतियों में अपनी जगह बना चुकी थी।       मैं, अनिल और राजकुमार वापसी में कार में साथ थे और हमारी चर्चा अब घर-परिवार विशेष रूप से आज की युवा पीढ़ी की ओर मूड गई। हमने महसूस किया की हमारी पीढ़ी के संघर्षों, सपनों, समाजिकताओं और पारिवारिक मूल्यों की तुलना में आज की पीढ़ी के सपने और जीवनशैली बिलकुल अलग है। विकास और आधुनिकता के साथ कदमताल करते महानगरीय जीवन शैली में यह तो होना ही था। अगर आज की पीढ़ी ज्यादा आत्मकेंद्रित और सुविधाभोगी दिखाई दे रही है तो उसके लिए हम सब भी कुछ कम जिम्मेदार नहीं हैं। हमारे दौर में माता-पिता से केवल यह अपेक्षा की जाती थी कि वे अपने बच्चों की ठीक-ठाक परवरिश कर दें और उन्हें पढ़ा- लिखा दें, बाकी बच्चे जानें और उनका भाग्य जाने। हममें से लगभग सभी ने अपने बचपन और किशोरावस्था में अभाव झेले हैं। हम बारोजगार बाद में हुए, विवाहित या बाल-बच्चेदार पहले हुए। हमारे संयुक्त परिवार थे, अतः वैयक्तिक आकांक्षाओं का क्षितिज्ञ लगभग अनुपस्थित ही था। किंतु आज हम स्वयं चाहते हैं कि हमारे बच्चों को संघर्ष न करना पड़े, अभाव न झेलना पड़े। हम कर्ज लेकर और अपनी इच्छाओं को ताक पर रखकर बच्चों को पढ़ा रहे हैं। उनकी नौकरी की चिंता में गले जा रहे हैं और उनके लिए बड़ा घर-फ्लैट खरीदने/बनाने के चक्कर में अपनी जीवन भर की कमाई को होम कर हे हैं। हम चाहते हैं कि अपने पोते-पोतियों का भविष्य भी सुरक्षित कर दें ताकि अंतिम यात्रा का जब बुलावा आए तो कोई पछतावा न हो।       मैं पिछले दिनों अपनी एक वरिष्ठ सहयोगी से, जो कुछ ही महीनों में सेवानिवृत्त होने वाली हैं, बातें कर रहा था तो उन्होंने बताया कि यूरोपीय और अमेरिकी देशों में लगभग हर व्यक्ति अपनी वसीयत में अपनी संपत्ति/ जमा पूंजी में से अपने बच्चों के लिए 30-40 प्रतिशत से ज्यादा हिस्सा नहीं छोड़ता है। शेष 50-60 प्रतिशत धन वह समाज की भलाई और अन्य परोपकारी कार्यों में लगी स्वयंसेवी संस्था/संस्थाओं को दान कर जाता है। वहां व्यक्ति मानता है कि यदि यह धन उसने खुद अर्जित किया है तो उसके उपयोग और बँटवारें का फैसला भी वह खुद करेगा और अपने देश-समाज को भी प्रतिदान में यथासंभव अवश्य देगा। जबकि हमारे देश में एक-दो उद्योगपतियों को छोडकर वड़ा से बड़ा धनकुबेर भी सिर्फ अपने परिवार (जो ज्यादा बड़ा नहीं होता है) के बारे में ही सोचता है। वह चाहता है कि वह और उसका परिवार दुनिया के सबसे बड़े अमीरों में गिने जाए। देश और समाज और यहाँ की बदहाली- बेकारी से उनका न के बराबर सरोकर होता है। मानो वह मानता है कि यह काम तो सिर्फ सरकारों का है वे ही देखें।       व्यक्ति जब अभावों और संघर्षों की भट्टी में तप कर अपनी मंजिल पाता हैं तो उसकी सुखानुभूति सदैव उसके चेहरे और आचरण में प्रतिबिंबित होती है। हौसले और मेहनत से ही ग्रेस मार्क के साथ साधारण अंकों के साथ एम.ए. (अर्थशास्त्र) करने वाले अनिल सरकारी बैंक में ऊँचे ओहदे पर पहुँचते हैं। मुंबई की बेस्ट की क्लर्की छोडकर राजकुमार सिंह बैंक की सेवा में आते हैं और सन 2002 में रोड एक्सीडेंट में सिर पर गहरी चोटें लगने और दाहिने हाथ में फ्रेक्चर के चलते एक समय कलम तक पकड़ पाने की असमर्थता के बावजूद अपने ऊंचे मनोबल से फिर उठ खड़े होते हैं और अच्छे पद पर पहुँचकर लंबी सेवा के बाद सेवानिवृत्त होते हैं। इंजीनियरिंग की पढ़ाई के बावजूद हंसराज सिंह बैँक की सेवा में आकर अपनी कर्मठता से मुख्य प्रबंधक बनते हैं। कम अंकों के बावजूद अवध बिहारी निर्मल सरकारी दफ्तर में अधिकारी ग्रेड़ में नियुक्त पाते हैं। 8वीं कक्षा के बाद स्कूल में अँग्रेजी विषय न पढ़ने के बावजूद धर्मराज मिश्र बैंकिंग संस्था के अच्छे पद पर पहुँचते हैं और 11वीं कक्षा में ‘प्रमोटेड’ तरीके से पास होने वाला मेरे जैसा कोई ‘पगला’ भी अपनी मंजिल तय कर लेता है। 10 गुना 15 फीट के विक्रोली के चाल वाले कमरे से सफर शुरू करने वाले अनिल सिंह आज कांदिवली के 5000 वर्गफुट के दीर्घाकार फ्लैट तक पहुँचते है तो इसके पीछे उनकी कड़ी मेहनत, सपने देखने की प्रवृत्ति और संकल्प की ही निर्णायक भूमिका रही है।       मुझे नहीं लगता है कि हमारे बच्चों को यह पता भी होगा कि उनके पिता को बस के किराए का पैसा दोस्तों द्वारा चाय पर खर्च करवा दिए जाने के कारण कई बार कालीना से कुर्ला/सांताक्रुज स्टेशन तक पैदल जाना पड़ा था। अपनी- अपनी जेबें झाड़कर हम 6-8 रूपये जुटाते और यूनिवर्सिटी के कालीना परिसर के गेट के सामने भेलपुरी का खोमचा लगाने वाले लालजी से कहते, ‘भईया, इतने पैसे में जितनी भेल बन सकती हो बना दो और हम सबको पुड़िया बनाकर दे दो।‘ वह मुस्कुराकर हमें देखता किन्तु कभी निराश नहीं करता था। शायद वह हमारी औकात या लाचारी बखूबी भाँप लेता था।  इस प्रसंग पर अनिल टिप्पणी करते हैं कि हममें से हरेक साथी के पास अपने-अपने बचपन, किशोरावस्था और युवावस्था के शुरुआती दौर की अनेकों कहानियाँ, तजुर्बे और यादें है जिन्हें हम कभी-कभी अकेले में याद करते हैं, गुनते हैं और उनमें खो जाते हैं। किंतु आज के हमारे बच्चों के पास ऐसी कोई कहानी शायद ही हो। वस्तुतः इनके पास कोई कहानी नहीं होगी। कहानियाँ तो सिरफिरों के पास होती हैं, भटकने वालों के पास होती हैं, अभावों में भी मस्त रहने वाले फक्कड़ों के पास होती हैं, दोस्तों के बीच बैठकर हँसी-ठट्ठा करने वालों के पास होती हैं।       इस सदी के आठवें-नवें दशक में हमारी खोलियों /कमरों में जगह भले ही कम हुआ करती थी किंतु फिर भी 6-8 लोगों का परिवार राजी-खुशी से मजे में रह लेता था क्योंकि तब हम सबके दिल बड़े होते थे और हम सामूहिकता और भाईचारे की परंपरा का मन से निर्वाह करते थे। किंतु आज शायद ऐसी स्थिति नहीं है। फ्लैटों के दाम करोड़ों में पहुँच गए हैं और उनके क्षेत्रफल भी कई गुना बढ़ गए है किंतु लगता यहीं है कि हमारे दायरे और सोच में लगातार संकुचन आता जा रहा है और हम मानो अलग-अलग टापू में रहने लगे हैं औरों से बेखबर....., अपने और अपने निजी परिवार में मस्त। ऐसे में कहानियों और किस्सों के लिए अनुकूल मिट्टी और खाद-पानी मिले भी तो कैसे? इसलिए हमें इन किस्से-कहानियों के लिए अपने जीवन में खिड़कियों और झरोखों की गुंजाईश अवश्य बनाए रखनी चाहिए क्योंकि कहानियों के बिना जीवन, जीवन नहीं रह जाता बल्कि रसहीन, रंगहीन और लयहीन हो जाता है। गुलाबचन्द यादव (ईमेल: gcyadav.mumbai@gmail.com)*****

Book Review: Dharmayoddha Kalki: Avatar of Vishnu (Book 1) – Kevin Missal
 Kiran Kumar Adharapuram  
 27 March 2018  

Blurb:Born in the quiet village of Shambala, Kalki Hari, son of Vishnuyath and Sumati, has no idea about his heritage until he is pitted against tragedies and battles.Whisked into the province of Keekatpur, which is under the fist of Lord Kali, Kalki sees the ignominy of death trumping life all around him. He learns that he has been born to cleanse the world he lives in, for which he must journey to the North and learn the ways of Lord Vishnu’s Avatar; from an immortal who wields an axe. But trapped in the midst of betrayals, political intrigue and forces that seek to decimate him, will he be able to follow his destiny before the Kaliyug begins?My Review:Kalki – The tenth avatar of Shri Maha Vishnu, who is supposed to be take his form during Kaliyuga for samhara(killing) of Kali Purusha (Evil who sits in every person) as per mahapuranas. Inspired by these words author has taken readers into the world of mythological fantasy. Opening with a war after the deed between kali and Vedantta to acquire Keekatpur. Kali churns his evil with a motive of power. Somewhere in a remote village Shambala for the parents of Vishnuyath and Sumati, Kalki Hari takes his form(birth), who is not aware that his life has a purpose of “DUSHTA SHIKSHANA AND SHISHTA RAKSHANA” (Kill evil and Restore Dharma)Kalki who lives a happy and prosperous life in his village meets Kripacharya who explains the purpose of his birth/reincarnation. As destined he eventually meets the evil king kali in the process of creating an empire.Inspire of a slow beginning, the secret of the plot lies in the map which closely relates the characters and places without any impediments. Story is written in multiple viewpoint which makes you observant to every detail and keeps you on the edge and attentive to detail. Regardless the book is 400+ pages in length. The characters(tribes) are too many to remember, infact i referred the book back and forth to not to miss flow. Book is fast paced and always taking unpredictable twist and turns, sometimes it becomes as well.Kalki sets off on a battle to finish Adharm. Will he succeed in saving the world?The book is divided to two parts: Battle of Shambala & Rise of kali (My Favorite)I see many similarities with the actual mythological characters1. Sage Shuka (Parrot Head)2. Lakshmi (Godess)3. Arjan (Arjuna)4. Thakshak5. Vasuki and so on.Special mention to the Book Cover – “The BEST BOOK COVER” till date, The characters are excellently written and well placed in the story. The pace of the book is very good. Super fine paper quality.Remarkable effort of the young author in through research, I’m sure he would have referred to various scriptures and epics before bringing this book out. If you are a lover of fantasy and mythology, this book is highly recommended.This book carries almost all the aspects and breaking the myth of complex words when we take the mythological reference. Nothing in specific, I liked everything in this book. Hope unanswered questions are addressed in Satya Yoddha Kalki – The Eye of BrahmaPS: While I post this, I see the second book is taking its form. Cant wait more to read the next book in this series.Direct Link: https://www.amazon.in/Dharmayoddha-Kalki-Avatar-Vishnu-Book/dp/8193503309/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522175115&sr=8-1&keywords=kalki+by+kevin+missalRegardsKiran K Adharapuram

Best Friend
 Sanjiv Paswan  
 28 March 2018  

Hey best friend,I' m sorry I messed it up. But I shouldn't be sorry for something we both are feeling. We are too much in love with each other, but neither of us will admit this feeling just because we are scared to fall.Falling hurts. Doesn't matter where or how you fall - stairs may break your bones but love will only break our heart.The tragedy of our story is that we are breaking our own hearts instead of each other.Also, don't you dare to say that what we're feeling is just a part of our growing up? It's not.I have grown up to be 21 only because of that phrase you said once. You must know an awful lot of people. Out of which you're hardly connected with 20 of them, and most of them don't like your attitude as you tell me. But just think about it, there are 7 billion more people who don't think anything about you. They see you somewhere, find you cute. They see you helping a person in need and they think you're kind.You emptied all my sadness and filled me with words.I remember that 2: 30 am a call that happened for 3 hours. We were too sleepy and had forgotten about our fears. You whispered on the phone that you love me, but we can only fit as friends. As lovers, we are going to be terrible.It shouldn't have felt awkward but it was.This is so much awfully about you, but notice how everything about you is connecting with me. Darling we are made to be together, but maybe, not just yet.In love,The boy you should be with.

Book Review: SOLITUDE and other OBSESSIONS
 Shivangi Rawat  
 28 March 2018  

ReviewSOLITUDE and other OBSESSIONS is a thoughts and imagination treasury of Uma, Binod, Trupti, Shruti and Saurin. All the five poets have done an amazing work, they have compiled 73 poems in totals that reflect the emotions and feelings.A human mind is always preoccupied with various and numerous thoughts. From man to woman, boy to girl, minor to stripling every humankind is indulged with obsession, some people refrain but some they cant and become obsessed.Poems in the garner have a high and rich vocabulary, themes of the poem are multifarious. Poetry is something that has a power to control the mind, I was enjoying reading these poems on various topics, the book is full of awestruck and awesome pieces of poems of poets. Some of my personal favorite from this pile is Binod Panda's collection every poem has a story behind even years are mentioned, Life: With A smile amazing, Two to Tango, Who Am I, Send Me, Flute, The Light Princess, and In A Lap Of Death are few titles touched my soul.Title and cover both didn't make a place in my heart, but yes poems have left the print in my heart!Highly recommended to all the poetry lovers.4/5 startsBlurbWe are a species fueled by obsessions. Every human achievement, and every infamy, is the result of an obsession that tormented, possessed and consumed. This is a selection of poetry about solitude and other obsessions that have distracted, driven, destroyed and / or defined us. Spanning genres, styles, emotions, time & place, these works by a collective of 5 poets are a glimpse into the obsessions that have become us.All about the five Authors"Uma Sudhindra grew up in an army environment. After a decade-and-half of corporate life, she became an entrepreneur and has remained one. She loves books, music, travel & the Armed Forces. Her entrepreneurial venture Go Magic Trails reflects her passion for travel and experiencing the new & unique.She's co-founded I'm Every Woman, an NGO for women empowerment. Their flagship initiative, DURGA India, has worked tirelessly with communities, corporates & government to create safer spaces for women & children.Binod Kumar Panda is the classic mix of left-brain, right-brain. Gregarious and charming, he's an engineer and MBA with a hugely successful corporate, entrepreneurial and consulting career.His school and college years though were spent in the company of solitude and like-minded friends that resulted in thought provoking poetry.Trupti Kalamdani is a mechanical engineer by profession who investigates stresses developed on an aircraft body at work; while at home, releases her stress by penning down a few lines.Her tryst with poetry started during her school days, when she expressed her undying love for cricket in the form of a poem. Over the years, her limericks have grown into full bodied verses. A closet poet for years, she is finally out and exploring different platforms to share her work.Her poems have been published in literary journals like efiction India, Taj Mahal Review and Coffee Shop Poems. She is also a regular performer at ""Let Poetry Be"" events at Atta Galatta.Dr. Shruti Arabatti comes with a mature head over drooping arms and a mind ticking faster than an exploding bomb. Like her namesake, she is an orchestrated person living in a discordant cadence. She manages to hit all the right notes amidst all the gobbledygook yelping by her adorable preschooler.Saurin Desai's first love led to a roaring affair that's ongoing now since nearly 30 years. At the innocent age of 8 he met a comic book that whacked him on the head (pun intended) and he fell heels-over-head, literally (pun not intended).But being commitment-phobic, he had a couple of dalliances: with engineering, jobs & businesses, before succumbing to the seduction of the writer's life and giving up everything to become lazier than he ever was.About BookPaperback: 128 pagesPublisher: Notion Press,Language: English.

US CHINA (IMPORT TAX)
 Suraj Kumar  
 1 April 2018  
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Followed by the founding of the People’s Republic of China, USA and China have a long period of estrangement. The relation between US and China is very strong yet complex. The relations here refer to the international relations between both the countries. There are a huge amount of trade between both the countries make it somewhat political positive relations, yet some significant issues exist. The relation between the two has been described as the world’s most important bilateral relationship of the century by the world leaders. The countries are neither friends nor foes. The United States and China are clearly not allies. The United States has sought to build positive, comprehensive and cooperative relations with China by expanding their areas of cooperation and also mutually agreeing to the areas of disagreement. There are four annual dialogues held between the United States and China; the Diplomatic and Security Dialogue, the Comprehensive Economic Dialogue, the Law Enforcement and cybersecurity Dialogue, and the Social and Cultural Issues Dialogue which serves as a unique platform to promote bilateral understanding, discuss differences, expand consensus, increase cooperation, and build mutual trust between the two. The United States has put great emphasis on the need for both countries to enhance bilateral trust through formal dialogues, high-level exchanges, and expansion of people ties to ties. The United States approach to its economic relations with China has two major elements which are integrating China into the global, rules-based trading and economic system and also expanding United States exporters' and investors' access to the Chinese market.Recently Trump has directed the US trade representative to level tariffs about $50 billion worth Chinese imports. The mainstream media has been full of these scenarios past few weeks concerning about the potential for a China-US trade war, given that the tariff impositions by United States President Donald Trump imposed upon China in order to stop steel dumping and to protect the American jobs. Trump has increased the tariffs on Chinese imports in order to pressurize China to reduce its tariff rates, regardless of the number of products provided by China to the United States of America where the profit margin is set by United States of America itself. In addition, Trump has also planned to impose new investment restrictions to take strict actions against China at the World Trade Organisation. The move, on the steel and aluminum tariffs also took aim at China, which is heightening concerns of a global trade war that could destabilize the global economy. The US is planning to continue to engage diplomatically with China to reduce the trade imbalance between both countries. It is said that the tariffs would focus on the theft of US technologies. The investigation concluded that China has stolen United States companies into turning over their intellectual property through a series of state-run structural maneuvers, which includes its requirement for foreign companies partners with Chinese companies to access the Chinese market. The investigation has claimed that China has stolen US intellectual property by hacking US computer networks. According to the United States of America’s  International Trade Commission, the current average tariff on imports from China is about 3 percent. Low production costs in Latin America and Asia bring cheap goods in the United States of America, but tariffs would increase the cost of selling Chinese-made goods into the U.S. — which in fact appears to be Trump's goal. Administration officials have expressed concerns about China’s growing ambitions in industries like semiconductors, telecommunications equipment, and other high-tech exports. The tariff rates imposed by China has been measured and it was found out that it has been hit back at exactly the same voters that Trump is eagerly protesting. China has in fact taken a measured response to hurt Trump’s political base rather than swinging an ax over 1300 different products. China's Commerce Ministry on Friday urged the US to avoid placing bilateral trade ties in danger and also said they were not afraid of a trade war. Beijing's measures suspending tariff concessions will target 128 US products including pork, wines and seamless steel tubes and a 25-percent tariff on pork and recycled aluminum products. The Trump administration’s tax proposal, which is said to include cutting the corporate tax rate to 15 percent and also providing a one-time repatriation tax rate for trillions of dollars in the international earnings stashed overseas, is aiming at luring USA’s firms to remit overseas profits home and also to bring such operations back to the United States itself. The tax changes by the United States including the tariffs imposed on imports would tempt the Chinese manufacturers to now invest mostly in the United States of America and to sabotage the competitiveness of Chinese exports. The moto is for China to give up on an old growth model of its relying on exports and to increase its economic transformation. If the initiative of Trump’s maximum 15 percent corporate tax rate is approved by the US Congress, it could flash increased foreign investments into the United States of America. Also, re-shoring of USA’s businesses would be happening to create a shock to the global and Chinese economy as a whole. China might have to cut its own domestic corporate tax in this possible case.The tariffs imposed by the United States on China will not only affect China but it might hurt other countries too as it is true that China exports a lot of steel to the United States but more than that Brazil, Canada, Mexico and other countries do. The metals are used in a huge range of industrial applications that include cars and infrastructures. It is questionable that the imports might pose a threat to the natural security of the country. The United States is the world biggest steel importing country in the world. The top shipment of steel is done by Canada. But the ones affected by this also includes Japan and South Korea. China is not one of the Top 10 countries from which the United States imports steel. In fact, it is not even included in the Top 10 list of steel importers. It is said by trade experts that if Trump goes that route, even U.S. allies like Canada, South Korea, Mexico could be willing to stick tariffs of their own on U.S. exports like agricultural products, or picking non-U.S. goods — like Airbus planes over Boeing models. Beijing is said to take necessary measures to protect its interests if the final decision of the United States affects the country. The unfinished products made from steel are sent to South Korea and Vietnam where the workers put the final touch on the products and ships the finished products to the United States. After that, it is marked as a Vietnamese or Korean import. If that path is closed it indirectly affects China. If Trump invokes Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act, as is recommended, then it is said that he tends to believe that it is hurting the natural security. Trump must respond to the reports by April 11 and 19 for steel and aluminum, respectively to avoid the risk of trade wars and the threat of natural security being imposed on the country.

Awaiting for change - Daughter in law
 Harsha Darji  
 10 April 2018  

Daughter in law is said to be laxmi, but still they disrespect her, ill-treat her, does not give space to live or survive & wants her to be perfect in everything from the day one. Every hour its difficult for her to survive coz every hour ppl keep finding faults in her. Just look at yourself, you ppl must be in your 30’s, 40’s & 50’s are you perfect in all aspects. Don’t you make mistakes; don’t you see faults within yourself??? After all she is also a human; she has left her family and has come at in laws place. Make her feel homely & comfortable, make her feel that she is at right place, where she need not to worry. She would get more love & care that she used to get from her parents. If you don’t like that someone disrespect you, than do not misbehave with her. If you treat her with love & affection, you would get more love in returns. Relationship does not mean that daughter in law needs to change herself completely & you ppl still remain the same. Let her be herself. Togetherness brings more improvements instead of pointing her & finding mistakes in each & everything that she does. We are living in 21st century & still if you think woman are only here to do household chores than there is no illiterate person like you though being educated.  There is an old saying “As you sow, so shall you reap”. If this is how you would behave with your daughter in law, than what lessons who would leave behind for your grandson, granddaughter & upcoming generation. She takes all the little initiative to make her husband & her family happy, she has not cooked before, but she is learning, she has not done house hold work, but still she is managing. Appreciate her little efforts & if you can’t appreciate than stop finding faults in her. Each one should take initiatie to improve relationship & make it healthier instead of complaining & arguing with each other, coz all needs the improvement, not only your Daughter in law. #smblogcontest

Bridge the gap between education and skill development
 StoryMirror Feed  
 28 April 2018  

StoryMirror interviewed Bringle Academy that are striking to bring a learning revolution. Here is what they have to say.Tell us about your journey and why BRINGLE started?India is relatively young as a nation with around 28 million youth population being added every year. There is a surge in the implementation of educational technologies for improving student learning. Education is both the means as well as the end to a better life: the means because it empowers an individual to earn his/her livelihood and the end because it increases one's awareness on a range of issues – from healthcare to appropriate social behaviour to understanding one's rights – and in the process help him/her evolve as a better citizen. Doubtless, education is the most powerful catalyst for social transformation. But child education cannot be done in isolation.Thus began the idea of bridging the gap between education and skills development in 2016. We strive to transform lessons into engaging student-centered, active learning experiences. We began our journey of combining technology with education at Thane, Maharashtra with one center. Our main focus was quaint computer courses and six sigma green and black belt courses.We found our purpose when a young adult with cerebral palsy joined us to learn computers. It was a challenging situation for us to alter our pedagogy and create a learning environment for him. Perhaps most importantly, educators should demonstrate a great deal of emotional support and patience and utilize effective teaching strategies for students with cerebral palsy. Providing positive academic feedback, assisting students in developing friendships with general education peers, and communicating frequently with parents and therapists are all ways that teachers can inspire confidence and success in students with cerebral palsy. Being a catalyst for a Cerebal Palsy dreamer to fulfill his dreams has been our biggest reward so far.Bringle Academy strives to bring a learning revolution, with our core philosophy of ‘Growing with Grace’, which can be achieved through self-improvement and skill enhancement. We constantly thrive on nature’s principal, that ‘learning never stops’, therefore our programs are designed for all age groups and professions. We have even extended our reach to housewives and senior citizens as well. We seek out the best thinkers in an area, and form collaborative networks to work together and bring about transformation. Finally, we share our work with others so it will have the greatest possible impact.Explain us your model and its features.We researched 300+ EdTech platforms & institutes to identify the loop holes and scope of improvement in current education system. After intensive brain storming for 2 Years our team of experts identified key areas to bring disruptive innovation in education space. We developed a robust & effective framework and filed a patent for the same in Dec 2017. We collaborated with various Brand Partners to add value to our initiative. We adopt Lean Six Sigma DMAIC methodology in all our centers followed by Data Analytics to ensure the continuous improvement in 3 aspects1. SkillProfiling - Career Counselling through Expert Counsellors & Psychologists2. Safety-Index - Keeping a Child Safe (#NearMiss Reporting)3. Career Progression - Holistic Development Monitoring & developing parents, Teachers, Students ConnectK12 After School Skills Development Centers:Our platform aims to provide holistic development of students, which enable them to learn at a faster pace and apply logical & analytical skills in getting their homework done without any additional support. We call it, Master beyond Academics (MBA4Kids).Features of MBA4Kids:1. Home Work / Project Work / Academics Support & Tuitions2. Unique Skill Profile for each student to monitor the intellectual growth. These Skill Profiles are shared with parents to develop an inclusive ecosystem.3. Additional classes including Language classes, Extra-curricular, Sports, Hobby classes and training programs will be conducted depending upon the infrastructure. We are also looking forward to Day/Night Care facilities.We have partnered with some of the major brands in PR, Branding, Sales & Marketing, Operations, Technology, Content Development, Studio Partners, Operational Excellence, Customer Service, Fund Raising, Intellectual Property, B2B Sales, Govt. Institutions and few more.Bringle Academy adopts advanced technology to make learning interesting and easier. Our core competencies are Personality Development, Creative Thinking, Logical Reasoning & Decision Making skills which make students future ready. Our USP is our Innovative pedagogy, Data based decisions, Inclusive environment & Never-Ending desire to disrupt the education space.Curriculum, Timings & ModelDedicated virtual platform on Career Counselling, Skills Development & Placements accessible to each center. We enable Parents to choose the right time slots for their children. These programs will be certification based and add value to the learning process of students. We would extend our support to differently-abled workforce by our skill development programs.Whom are you mainly targeting?Education interventions promise a wide range of potential benefits: increased economic growth; higher rates of societal production; quicker adoption of technological change; development of government and business leaders; improved health; empowering women; and the intrinsic value of education. Our 8 Target Segments are:1. School Students2. College Students3. Corporate Professionals4. Housewives5. Differently-Abled6. Entrepreneurs 7. School-Dropouts8. TrainersWe constantly thrive on nature’s principal, that ‘learning never stops’, therefore our programs are designed for all age groups and professions. Brief us about your team.Mr. Anshav Jain: - A Mumbai based Chemical Engineering Graduate with more than 15 yrs. of Corporate & Entrepreneurship Experience, with 4+ Tech Start-ups, Mentoring and Investing in dozens of other startups. Founder of 4 companies including a section 8 company and Certified Lean 6 Sigma MBB & PMP professional, 5 Large Corporate Power Houses exposure (Ambanis, Tatas, Ruias, Satyam & WNS), 3+ Tech Portals, 5+ Brands & Campaigns, 3+ Social Initiatives on Child Education (including Special Children), Women Empowerment & Men Rights, Mentoring a couple of dozens Startups with a presence in 10+ Global locations in last 1800+ years.Ms. Sharmila Divatia: - An MBA in Operations & M.Sc. in Mathematics with 29 Years of experience in IT Industry. Recipient of Smt. Suniti Devi Singhania Award for Outstanding Disabled (Female) from NASEOH. Served as Member, Board of Directors of Association for Rehabilitation under National Trust Initiative of Marketing [National Trust for the welfare of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities is under the aegis of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India] from April 2008 to March 2011.Served as Member, Board of Directors of National Trust for the welfare of people with autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and multiple disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India April 2005 to March 2008.Tell us about how you combine technology with education.Integrating technology in education helps students stay engaged. Most students today have been using mobile devices like tablets and smartphones to play and learn since they could crawl. So it only seems logical to align today's classrooms with the way that your students want and are used to learning. Enabling students to think independently, to form their own ideas which they can then communicate through a creative process is one of the prime focus areas of Bringle Academy.Technology transforms the learning experience. Students have access to an incredible amount of new opportunities. From learning how to code to learning how to better collaborate across teams and with their instructors--technology empowers students to be more creative and be more connected. New tech has super-charged how we learn today.Our Technology Associations:Complete Learning Management Solution with 10000+ usersMobile application based Interactive platform for better work flowDedicated Job portal with HRM (5000+ profiles / 10+ employers / 150+ vacancies)Employability & Mapping Mobile Application to monitor job based parameters. Multiple categories within a single applicationDetailed Job description and communication channelSkills development magazineCompetitive Exam Preparation portalDedicated Analytics System to monitor real-time developmentCombination of Blended learning, Content Curation, Private Chats, Attendance Management, Fees Management for a Complete Learning PlatformWe adopt scientifically proven DMIT approach (Multiple Intelligence Test) based on Dermatoglyphics, Genetics, Embryology, Psychology and Neuroscience.Skill Profiling based on – Cognitive Aptitude & Psychometric TestAffiliated collaborations for programming languages – Python, Java, C, C++, HaskellDedicated Labs for – Physics, Chemistry & Soft SkillsPreparation Module with 3500+ users for Competitive Exams – IITJEE, PMT, BITSAT, GMAT and more.Content Partners : Udemy, Edureka, Coursera, Skillzpot, Cisco, Quickstart, PAL India, Lil Open Courses, Star IT TechnologiesRecruitment Partners: JobsForHer, Glassdoor, Post Job Free, Linkedin, Indeed, Job Inventory and many more.How do you want to see the company in next 5 years?Technology is already sweeping through classrooms as educators and developers create more and more products designed to enhance education. New technologies like AI, machine learning, and educational software aren't just changing the field for students, they're shaking up the role of educators, creating philosophical shifts in approaches to teaching, and remodelling the classroom.With an influx of new learning models available, traditional educational methods are bound to evolve in the next decade.Our growth plan is to establish 10 dedicated National Centers and international presence in 9 Countries in order to spread this movement at a global level.National:1. Pune2. Mumbai3. Vadodara4. Surat5. Ahmedabad6. Kolkata7. Delhi NCR8. Hyderabad9. Bangalore10. ChennaiInternational:1. USA2. UK3. UAE4. Philippines5. Malaysia6. Singapore7. Australia8. New Zealand9. AfricaGet in touch with them at info@bringleacademy.comVisit their website here https://bringleacademy.com/You can also connect with them on LinkedIn and Facebook.

@ Keyword in life @
 Pallabi Das  
 7 May 2018  

In programming language there are lots of keywords like in "Java" 50 reserved words are there, 32 in "C" programming language and another 30 reserved words are for C++. But in life there is a very powerful keyword present, guess what it would be! Which plays a very important role in our day to day life.i. e-"SORRY".Sorry is used as a polite way of asking someone to excuse you for having done something that might have annoyed the person.If someone scolding you in a very loud voice and he/she didn't give a chance to explain properly then you should let them speak for a moment until they speak out their issues. Feel like this, who are talking in a louder voice by dominating others then there must be some serious issues in their life, they might be in pain or suffering some problems, to hide their emotions they are taking the help of a louder style. Keep quiet and listen to their thoughts, if they are nonstop then just apply a trick by saying sorry then they must pause for a while and you should take chance at that time and start your words. Make sure your every word are polite which give them relax like medicine. Even if they are wrong and you are right you should give them a chance to speak out, when they get relax take a break and tell all the things. If they don't understand then give them time for realizing. If still, they do not understand the thing, then don't think so much and leave that topic by saying sorry. Keep your ego in your pocket and try to spread happiness. Life is too short, there is no place for all negative words. Try to smile and make everyone smile.

Book Review: Pinto Has An Idea by Rajeev Saxena
 Ayushi A Nair  
 13 June 2018  

Pinto Has An Idea is written by Rajeev Saxena is a frictional tale.Book Title: Pinto Has An IdeaAuthor: Rajeev SaxenaFormat: Paper BackTotal Number of Pages: 272Publisher: BloomsburyPublishing Date: 10th December 2017ISBN-10: 9386826933ISBN-13: 9789386826930Young Pinto has from his childhood been an out-of-the box thinker, finding solutions in his everyday surroundings to a myriad ancient global problems. A certain machine he invents in his childhood makes him a hero in his village but it’s not sufficient to change the mindset of naysayers for Pinto to pursue his career in hardcore science.Pinto Has an Ideais the tale of Dr Pinto, a small-town boy, an IITian and a scientist working in MIT, who suddenly experiences a life-changing revelation in the early days of his research, throwing away his work on theoretical physics and setting out to solve the practical everyday problems of the world he lives in.Returning to his native India, he finds his noble quest beset by unexpected adversaries, obstacles and trials, but emerges triumphant from each battle.Pinto does not like to appear a romantic person, and keeps women at bay. But when Lavanya returns to haunt his life, and eventually shoe-horns him into marriage, he obligingly falls in love. Because Lavanya is not just a pretty face, she’s his partner in research. And Pinto, a newbie in romance, discovers a whole new craze.But life takes directions never aimed for. Pinto is on the road to becoming rich and famous. He invents a mechanism to eradicate corruption in the land, and in that process moves towards politics. That impinges on the couple’s relationship so severely that Lavanya disappears suddenly without telling Pinto. Why does she leave their child with Pinto? Will he lose his greatest ‘idea’, Lavanya, and thereby, himself? Sure, Pinto’s ideas bring dramatic changes to society. But how much romance can a scientist handle as well?Rajeev Saxena, in his debut novel, shows you just how much.The cover of the book is very catchy. Title of the book so fascinating that one can’t stop to adopt this book.This is the story of a protagonist Rajat Srivastava well known as Pintoo.Despite being a brilliant student and a successful person he never gave away his nationality and patriotism and returned back to his country to serve its country. Pinto who later becomes a scientist, also a social worker, his ideologies have been depicted really well. His care for the betterment of the society and it’s people is inspiring to read. His ideas were always innovative and extremely different from people around him. Dr.Pinto does not like to appear a romantic person, and keeps women at bay. But when Lavanya returns to haunt his life, and eventually shoe-horns him into marriage, hey obligingly falls in love. Because Lavanya is not just a pretty face, she is his partner in research. And Pinto, a newbie in romance, discovers a whole new craze. With Lavanya, Pinto decides to solve the problems that people all over India face. From figuring out how to hire servants in the most effective way to delivering groceries right to your doorstep, Pinto has created ideas for all and sundry. Book gives away the idea of common problems one had to face in villages and small towns.This book describes struggles of pinto, his intelligence and his hunger for knowledge.This book takes you through all those ideas, and much more. Book gives away the idea of common problems one had to face in villages and small towns.This book describes struggles of pinto, his intelligence and his hunger for knowledge. The language and narration is lucid and easy to comprehend for any kind of readers.I haven’t read this kind of story before and I’m overjoyed with my experience. Hats off for choosing such a difficult theme and presenting it in such a wonderful manner. Looking forward to read more from the author.

OST to PST Converter
 James Watt  
 26 June 2018  

EdbMails OST to PST Converter software enables data recovery from the corrupted OST files into outlook personal files. This recovery software is helpful in recovery and you have lost all hopes to recover information. It converts all types of corrupt files of MS office email clients. It can thoroughly scans the offline contents of OST file and converts the same into the PST file. This has interactive GUI feature which repairs the OST files and helps you to select the one you need to convert into PST file.Main Features ofOST to PST Converter:1) Best OST to PST Converter tool:Convert OST to PST file without any data loss. It maintains data integrity and there is no limitation for the size of OST files and it can recover any number of OST files.2) Forensic OST Repair tool:Forensic OST Repair tool recovers Corrupted OST or inaccessible OST files. This recovers all the data like emails, Appointments, contacts, Journals, Tasks, Notes etc...3) Outlook OST file data recovery:Recovers email data with all its attributes like Date & time, To, BCC, Subject, From, CC from corrupted OST file and also recovers Email body images, mails with all attachments,  embed attachments etc.4) Filters Options to Export:Exclude / Include, Set after Date / Before Date and email Subject wise are filter options that can be used while exporting your OST to PST file.5) OST to PST, MSG, EML:You can export OST files data to PST, EML, MSG formats. This exported file format can be opened in many mail clients application including Outlook, Outlook Express, Mozilla Thunderbird or any other viewers.6) OST to Office 365 / Live Exchange server Migrator:EdbMails provides feature to Migrate OST files data to Office 365 or to the live Exchange server directly, no need of converting to PST and import PST to office 365 or Live Exchange server.7) Free export of mail items:You can Download and install the trial version, it's completely free and can verify the application by preview the email data with all the attributes and also you can recover upto 30 mails items from each and every folders including Contacts and other email item type.8) Split Size options to Export:EdbMails OST to PST converter tool provides the feature to apply the size limit to the PST file to split it automatically while exporting OST to PST.Visit : OST Recovery Tool

Data Mining: 5Ws and 1H
 Suchismita Sahu  
 16 July 2018  

Data Mining

पत्रलेखन
 Writer Melci Tuscano  
 20 July 2018  
Art

*💫घे भरारी च्या राज्यस्तरीय पत्रलेखन स्पर्धेत मला तृतीय क्रमांक प्राप्त...💫*                 पत्रलेखन                               मेल्सीना तुस्कानो,                               घोसाळी - विरार (w),                               मुंबई - 401301,                               दिनांक :- ९/०७/१८विषय :- कवितेस पत्र              प्रिय कविता,खूप दिवस झाले, नाही नाही दिवस नाही तर महिने झाले, मी तुला लिहिलेच नाही, मी तुला लिहिण्यासाठी लेखणी उचललीच नाही, मी तुझ्याशी गप्पा मारल्याच नाहीत.तुला वेळच दिला नाही. अन त्यासाठी सर्वप्रथम मी तुझी माफी मागते, मला माफ कर. पण मी करू तरी काय. तुला माहीतच आहे ना, की मी आता आताच कामाला लागली आहे, ऑफिसचे काम,कॉलेजचे अभ्यास ह्यातून तुला वेळ देणं मला कठीण होत होतं.संध्याकाळी त्या ट्रेन च्या धक्क्यातून घरी आल्यानंतर खूप थकल्यासारखे वाटायचे, सकाळ पासून संध्याकाळ पर्यंत डोक्यात कामाचे विचार असल्यामुळे डोकं दुखायचं, त्यामुळे कधी एकदा जेवून झोपते असं मला व्हायचं. आणि म्हणून तुला हवा तसा वेळ मला देता येत नव्हता. पण खरं सांगू मला माझं स्वतःचं एक वेगळं अस्तित्व फक्त तुझ्या मुळेच मिळालं.तुला 2 वर्षांपूर्वी मी लिहिण्यास सुरवात केली.. आणि तेव्हा पासूनच तू माझ्या मनात घर केलं. मी कधी तुला फक्त कविता म्हणून लिहिलं नाही, तर मी तुला खरं अनुभवलं, तुझ्यात जगू लागली, आणि त्यातून तू माझी एक जवळची मैत्रीण बनली. माझ्या प्रत्येक सुखदुःखात मी तुला सामावून घेतलं. आनंदाच्या वेळी मी माझ्या आनंदी भावना तुझ्या द्वारे लोकांसमोर ठेवल्या. अन दुःखाच्या प्रसंगातही मी माझ्या दुःखी भावना सर्वांसमोर मांडल्या. तुझ्यामुळे मी माझं वेगळं स्थान निर्माण केलं. तूच मला वेगवेगळ्या ठिकाणी वेगवेगळ्या ज्येष्ठ श्रेष्ठ साहित्यिकांची ओळख करून दिली.तुझी अन माझी ओळख लहानपणापासूनची नव्हती, कोणत्या एका ठरावीक वळणावरही झाली नव्हती.तुझी माझी ओळख होती अकस्मात झालेली. तू अचानक आली माझ्या आयुष्यात. आणि इतकी जवळची झाली, की माझीच बनून राहिली.शेवटी एवढंच...."कविता तूचं माझा ध्यास अन माझा श्वासमाझी एक नवीन ओळख देऊनवाढवली माझ्यात काव्यांची रास"*© मेल्सीना तुस्कानो**मुंबई*

YOGA INSTRUCTOR
 Preeti Tal  
 30 July 2018  

Yoga instructor

Book Review: Stories Are Magical by Abhirup Dhar
 Ayushi A Nair  
 4 August 2018  

Book Title: Stories Are MagicalAuthor: Abhirup DharFormat: Paper BackTotal Number of Pages: 175 pagesLanguage: EnglishPublisher: Hawakal PublishersPublishing Date: 16th April 2018ISBN-10: 9387883043ISBN-13: 978-9387883048Stories are like magic! Who doesn’t like listening to or reading a good one? This book is just that. A reminder why we love them and why we live them – a celebration of storytelling!Six stories. Six different genres. One book.My TakeStarting from the cover the green colour is quite soothing design is simple but powerful. You would want to sit in your own cosy corner and immerse yourself. The title of the book is captivate.Stories Are Magical is a collection of six different short stories And Love Happened With Her Again!, Once Upon A ghost, Woof!, A walk Through Memory Lane, The reunion, Two Plans Ans A Murder. Never felt my interest waning. To write is an art, to keep the reader fascinating and hankering for more is magic. Out of this six short stories Woof!  is my favorite part Dogs have long been considered “man’s best friend.”The plot is blend of emotions, friendship, heartbreaks, romance, hope affection, anxiety, phantasm, creature love, dreams, power struggle, passion, crime, betrayal and many more.Language is simple and lucid to read and connect with the story and being engaged throughout the story. The author’s mastery over the language is evident from the terms he has used and the vivid description of events that unfold in the pages of the book.  The characters are well developed and one can easily relate them. Narration is done well.An engrossing read that’s capable of keeping the reader on edge till the very end.Overall Ratings 4/5 StarsGrab the book here AmazonAbout the AuthorAbhirup Dhar was born in Kolkata and is still being brought up in India. A banker by profession and aspirational in life with a passion to excel, he also reviewed movies for certain portals years ago. He writes for the sheer joy of it since childhood and that itself led him to pen his first book ‘Once Again… With Love!’. He believes the best stories are always the simpler ones. He now celebrated storytelling in his second outing with ‘Stories Are Magical’ and readers had a quick, relaxing and fun read. Abhirup currently lives in Delhi.You can stalk him @Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Flit app, Contributor of Intelligent Transportation
 Kelly Myers  
 18 August 2018  
Art

Springfield is the centre of administration of the U.S. state of Illinois and the county seat of Sangamon County. Springfield and the surrounding metropolitan area have created bike trails and bike highway on a number of pavements. The systematic programming to achieve a particular set of target springfield yellow cabhas added many facilities for the users at the destination. They must be programmed into the system. The delivery companies are vigorously strategizing themselves with the change of time. Like springfield cab company is one of them who are continuously taking steps for further progress. The effective transport will be provided by making it more pleasant and effective. They can offer springfield taxi service near me to save time of the passengers.Flit app is an extraordinary ingenious travel company. It prefers giving budget-friendly and cosy commutation for corporate people. It is an emerging application covers 220 major cities and 430 airports worldwide. The venture is eye-catching for the massive consumers. They are taking responsibilities of all traffic-related issues like traffic congestion etc. Springfield taxi is a fascinating mode of transportation recently. A fair fare system in the ticketing systems has traditionally appeared as the most acceptable proof of payment. They believe in provision of correct change to decrease the waste of time of the driver. Springfield chauffeur will be very sincere and punctual towards their duty. It is really admirable while using anyone’s services. Integrating and preloading a ticket for use various forms of transport benefaction. It deducts the opportunities for fare collector fraud and brings all the public transport operators under one umbrella.The electronic or e-payment systems permit for bank-issued smart cards now.  The fair progress is likely to change the face of public transport. Springfield cabsnear me are the option liked and preferred by the users to get an advantage of modernisation. The curiosity of enjoying the excellent in reasonable prices is the need of the scenario. The recent development is likely to change the face of public transport.The information must be vital to those commuting in unfamiliar destination, if managed correctly available 24 hours a day. It causes less exertion and minimum tension to the travellers. The transportation companies also send SMS messages to their regular passengers to collect luggage to reassure them. Springfield taxi service is concentrating on the precautions as there is a high rate of road misfortune is increasing regularly.  Hence, the Flit app has the system that gives more vitality for their commuters. They are not accepting mercy of an imperfect system. The deformity has become the reason of havoc on the roads. 

A Journey
 Pallabi Das  
 3 October 2018  

A glimpse of the journey...

Artma Ventures: The World of Digital Art
 StoryMirror Feed  
 21 October 2018  
Art

StoryMirror interviewed Mr. Venkatesh from Artma Ventures and here is what he had to say about his venture:Q. Tell us about you and your background.I come from a tiny town in West Bengal called Kharagpur. Mine is a typical working middle-class family. I was good at Math and the obvious career choice for me was Engineer or so I thought. I worked for 3 years in a chemical company as an electrical engineer and absolutely detested it. In order to change fields, I chose MBA as an option. I went to IIM Kozhikode to study Marketing and Strategy which, I feel, have been 2 of the most enriching years of my life. Q. What is your greatest passion?I have always been passionate about creating things. If I have spare time, I’m either creating some form of art or learning a new technique to better my craft. It is fascinating to me that one can conjure up things and put them out in the world for others to enjoy, critique and ponder over. I’ve tried a lot of things from clay animation to video editing. My first love, however, is painting. I trained under Rabindra Bharathi University in West Bengal for almost a decade in fine arts. I have always dreamt of being an artist and that dream is slowly becoming a reality. I wish to bring smiles and happiness to people through my work and knowing that someone appreciates my work so much that they want to make it part of their life is a kind of fulfillment that I don’t get from anything else. I will continue to create and, in the process, try to bring joy to people around me. I have big plans but let’s keep it for some other time , for now, I just want to paint. Q. We understand you do digital art. How and why did you start painting digitally? Is it easier compared to drawing on the physical medium?In 2010 while I was pursuing engineering, I accidentally discovered the world of digital art. Sitting in my hostel dorm I watched countless videos on Youtube and was awestruck at the kind of work artists across the world were producing in the digital art space. I started drawing with a mouse which, of course, is ridiculously difficult and then researched to find the right tools. Being a college student, I couldn’t afford the equipment back then. A few months later I attended a cultural college fest and as expected there were painting competitions. I won three of them and knew exactly what to do with the cash prize that I earned. I got my first pen tablet immediately after and it is one of the best investments that I’ve made in my life. I used to paint quite often while I was in engineering and for a few months after that. Post that there was never enough time, I tried to keep up but with a regular job, it was hard to maintain consistency. So, I took the plunge and I must say I’m absolutely loving the process.Many people have a notion that digital art is a scam and that it is not as credible as painting on canvas. I have immense respect for anyone who works with the traditional medium as I started my training with that. While the fundamentals of art remain the same, the approach to mastering both is vastly different. In fact, the digital medium provides one a myriad of options and the freedom to experiment. The “undo” option is undoubtedly a lifesaver. However, that should not take away the effort that one puts into perfecting a piece. After all, everyone deserves a chance to correct their mistakes. Also, if it was that easy everyone would be doing it. I feel art is so much more than just replicating an image. It is about pulling the observer into the piece and moving them with the composition. Through their work, it is about showing the world what the artists themselves see. Q. How do you see this space evolving in the future?There is still very little awareness of the digital painting field in India. It is common for me to encounter questions like, “Do you use an app to convert the images?” People fail to realize that it is painting where each stroke is made in hand. However, it is changing and with the increasing reach of marketing media such as Youtube, it is easier for creators to showcase their process and create awareness about the field. New business models are evolving with the increasing adoption of digital media. I personally feel we are living in the most exciting time for content creators to make something of their creative capabilities. Digital art fits into a large range of fields from animation, merchandising, comic industry, movies, games, graphic design and the list goes on. The sky is the limit for someone who wants to pursue a career in digital art.Q. Could you tell us a little bit about the services that you offer? What is the process like?Sure. We make stylised digital portraits. It starts with selecting the right image for the artwork. We ask our patrons to share as many images as they can of the people they wish to capture in a painting. Once the image is finalised we ask them what their expectations are. The discussion could range from the color palette, the overall tone, the elements that they want to add to the piece. We try to make the paintings personal and have some meaning to the people they showcase. For instance, if it’s a baby’s painting and the baby loves dogs, we include them in the composition. If a couple loves to travel to beaches or has a favorite memory of a place, then we bring that out in the painting. This way the painting becomes far more than just a replica of the image and ends up being much larger than life.Actually, we are running a giveaway on our handle at the moment and it would be great if your users can participate in it. We are giving away one free portrait to the winner of the contest. I will share the link with you.https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo81JjQHXYz/ Q. What is your life's philosophy?“One must choose the problems that they want to solve”. Life at the end of the day is about solving problems from the time we wake up to go to bed. Even the job that one takes is solving the problem of earning a livelihood, living a luxurious life or creating a name for themselves. What if one enjoys solving a certain kind of problem, life then becomes a fun and happy ride. I’ve only come to terms with this in the past few months and that has been an eye-opener. For me, it is simply to keep getting better at creating content that touches people’s lives. Everything I do now revolve around that!Q. If you could give a message to all the 20-year olds of the world, what would it be?There is a very famous quote by Alan Watts, “What would you do if money were no object?” If I could go back to when I was 20 I would tell myself to just focus on my craft. To enjoy the ride while getting better at it every single day. I have spent years doing things which I didn’t love doing and I get petrified at the thought of wasting away another 30 or so years doing the same. To the 20-year-olds, I would just say do what makes you happy as cliché as it may sound. Find your calling and go after it. You will be fine.Please join Artma Ventures on their journey. You can follow them at:www.facebook.com/artma42 www.instagram.com/artma42 We wish Artma Ventures All the Best for their upcoming journey. 

मी दुर्गा
 Manik Nagave  
 16 November 2018  
Art

नारीशक्ती

"शरीर में तैंतीस देबताहैं।"
 Manoja Manjari Das  
 22 November 2018  

शरीर मन्दिर में मुख्य देबता आत्माराम है।स्तूल पंच भूत_ अग्नि, वायु जल, आकाश पृथ्वी यह स्थूल पंच भूत में शरीर गढा है। सूक्ष्म पंच महा भूत मुलाधार-पृथ्वी तत्व स्वाधिष्ठान जल तत्व , मणिपुर- अग्नि तत्व, अनाहत_ वायु तत्व , विशुद्ध - आकाश तत्व- ये दस देबताऍ है।शरीर में दस वायु है। _मुख्य वायु पांच _ प्राण , अपना, ब्यान, उदान, समानगौण वायु - नाग, कुम॔ , देबदत्त, धनंजय, कृकलये बीस होगए।दस इन्द्रियाँ है। -मुख्य दो आँख, दो कान , जीभ और त्वचा। नाक ज्ञानेन्द्रिय यह पांच है।कम॔न्द्रीय- पांच - दो हाथ में इन्द्र दोनों पाँव में- बिष्णु,मल द्वार, उपस्त बाक् शक्ति हो गये 30।31_ मन_ राम,32- बुद्धि _ सरस्वती,33- अहंकार _ शिवआत्मा राम इस सभीको सजाके अन्दर में बैठी हैइसलिए शरीर को देवालय बोला जाता है।शरीर में दस वायु है।हमारा शरीर एक मंदिर है। इस शरीर में 33 गोटिदेबता है। यों सात समुन्दर, सात पर्वत सात ॠषियों सब के सब बैठे हैं।हमारा ये दोनों कान, दाहिने गौतम और बाएँ भरद्वाज ॠषि बैठे हैं। ये दोनों ऑखे दाहिने बिश्वमित्र बाऍ जमदाग्नी है। ये दोनों नाक के छिद्र दाहिने वशिष्ठ बाऍ कश्यप हुऍ है। जो ब्रह्म को कथा सुनाते हैं और खाते हैं। जिस प्रकार कथा जिह्वा से होती है भोजन भी जिह्वा से होती है और संस्कृत में जो खाता है उसे अत्रि भी कहते हैं। इस प्रकार जो बिश्वासकरता है, वह सब भोजनो का करने का अधिकार हो जाता है। सब भोग उसे मिलते हैं।

On Parenting
 Thomas Martinez  
 26 November 2018  
Art

On ParentingIn India most of the people leaves their baby home alone so they can earn money to make assure their children's future by providing them material security ,this makes them feel the most successful parents .But this concept is 80% wrong,because it makes them overprotective in every way,and they very like to coddle up their children that ruin their mental freedom .Every parents wants their child in their image,this is natural but what they want is to see their children like a baby with tottering legs even he is 30 years old or married.If they can never give freedom even in their mind,then how a child can taste freedom in reality.Every child is born with their natural instinct,if their qualities are not nurtured well ,situation could be catastrophic.So every parent should allow their individualities to grow freely ,they need to accept whoever he or she is going to become.But to make them steady and wise they need to build some moral codes,some rules which helps them to be very straight and strong in mind.Time can change everything,it effects everything but it can't change someone's psych if those moral pillers are strong enough.The most common reason which ruins a child is a bad marriage.Teenage people wrongly caught up in spell called Love without knowing what it is.then they desperately wants to be a father or mother.which is completely wrong decision.when the spell is Broken they start doing compromise with their life but That child here becomes a victim of their situation,my question to them if you are so unwise about love and and future you hold then why you waste another life?.When a child grows up their physical dependencies turns into emotional dependencies.At the time when it wants to be free in its thoughts and emotions they find unhappiness in their family that made them caged in theirselves.because it can't share what it has inside and slowly die in silence,or goes into wrong hands.A child is very similar to an old person.both physically and mentally they are very vulnerable.they require special care in both aspect.but a child is more sensitive cause he is going to be a man one day.So your upbringing would decide what kind of person you want to make.Every parents should study their children's behaviors,the way they react to certain situations.Some time you need to create situation to study the way your child thinks because every child is born with different instinct so their actions might differ.Every minor response from them is important who knows which might reveal their biggest strength.A parent can only be best friend if they try a little bit to modernize their thoughts to cope up with their child.So they can understand whatever happens he or she will take care of me.but in 99% of cases they failed cope up with their new perceptions because they belong to a different time.Another thing is every parent should spend at least three hours a week to teach them about life.telling them some stories about positivity,and being strong in morality.something which they can apply in their life.you can say that we pay school for education , but they can't teach your child like you can.learning is not only about academic excellence but having true perceptions about life.Most of parents don't have time for this,but it's an important lesson which any parent needs to start from the age of 4,they may not remember the whole story but that lesson will always be in their subconscious mind.Which effects the way they are going to think and see things in their vision.Their are other Environmental factors which effects in certain ways but Home is the first school and parents are first teachers.

Life Lessons from Lage Raho Munna Bhai
 Mishika Chawla  
 11 December 2018  
Art

Find your second innings homeIn this scene, I learnt that finding your second innings house where in you do not crib for the normal misfortunes which happen to every one of us. Instead of complaining, you find your own home where you can find a new reason to live your life. Like in the movie, all the old men find different meanings to live a purposeful life instead of brooding over their past. Fear is not good When you are fearful, you cannot perform well. But, there are situations when you are scared but still you have to perform. For instance, when this movie was released Raju Hirani the director of the movie was very scared. He did not know how the movie will come out to be. But, still he was determined in his heart and had the courage to make it. Someone who looks weak not necessarily be weak Mahatma Gandhi was afraid of public speaking. He was very shy. He gave up a case because he did not have the courage to speak. Because of his shyness it was becoming hard for him to continue his practice as a barrister. With practice and courage, Mahatma Gandhi overcame his shyness coming out to be one of the memorable political leaders of the country.Read more: The Meaning of Strength by a Feeble Manhttps://lovemishikasworld.tumblr.com/post/180476267118/lovemishikasworld-the-meaning-of-strength-by-a?fbclid=IwAR29P-N2OVjpKM9gXxexFOquv30YmAkDqz1nO7cIjc-S3O8nIYRdQkQdBYEHave the courage to be more than your public image In a scene in the movie, Mahatma Gandhi says that ask the young man to throw stones over my statue. Munna gets surprised that why Mahatma Gandhi is saying like that. While seeing this scene, I felt that Mahatma Gandhi is above his public image.  He didn’t cared for the outer respect from the young boy. But, he cared about that the young boy who had the courage to walk on Mahatma Gandhi’s path. Always be true to yourself In a scene in the movie, Mahatma Gandhi says to Munna that you have lied to Janhvi. Go tell her the truth because she doesn’t love you she loves that professor. Thus, always be honest to yourself and to your closed ones. There is no point making relations when there are not coming from your heart People often bash other people to get their work done. You cannot force anyone to make relations. Here, Munna forces his son to make relationship with his dad. Thus, he forces him to organize birthday party for his dad. What’s the point to make relations when it is not coming from your heart? Enjoy your old hood Enjoy your old hood because it as beautiful as your childhood. Mock your sorrowsWhen life gets tough, humour makes the journey easy. Take time to laugh at yourself.Choose long-term solutions over short-term solutions In tough times, go for long-term solutions that might take some time but are good for your overall benefit. Don’t scold your kids when they are honestDon’t scold your kids when they are sharing even your mistakes with you. This will give them the freedom to express themselves freely in front of you. Accept your mistakes Here Gandhiji accepts that when he was fifteen years old. He accepted his mistake that he has stolen gold of his brother. But, he accepted his mistake and changed himself for his better. In sad times recall good memories of your pastWhen you are sad, then in your mind eye’s run your beautiful past. True love brings smile on your faceThe time spent with your true love just passes by. Evaluating someone If you want to judge someone, then see how they behave with people who are lesser than them in social status. Opposite reaction to people who unnecessarily irritate you Opposite reaction to people who unnecessarily irritate you can work a lot. Find innovative ways to solve your problemsFind interesting and innovative ways to solve your problems. Do not believe in superstitions Do not believe in the society that is full of people blinded with superstition. It’s easy to preach but it is hard to practice It is hard to walk on the path of hard work, truth and honesty. 

TRUE PICTURE OF MEDICAL PROFESSION
 Rakesh Tickoo  
 23 December 2018  
Art

This is a very complex question. So a detailed answer.Corporate hospitals.There are few high flying doctors in India who are superstars like Amir, Shahrukh and Akshay, who earn loads of money, but majority of the doctors working in corporate hospitals are like the background dancers dancing along with the superstars doing ‘thatha thiyaa’ and earning a fixed salary usually between 75000 to 1.5 lakhs post tax.In some hospitals the income is shared in the department. The big Boss takes 60 to 80 percent, the next senior takes 20 to 40 percent and the remaining doctors have to be satisfied with the bread crumbs. But remember that the superstars or big boss would have worked their ass off for decades to reach that level.Sometimes the big doctors won't allow junior talent to enter the hospital or rise up because of fear of competition.Corporate hospitals are run by businessmen and MBAs. They are listed on the stock markets and are there to make money for their share holders. It is rare to see a CEO of a corporate hospital staying there for more than a couple of years as they are under constant pressure to generate profits.Just like engineering colleges are mushrooming there has been an increase in post graduate doctors passing out. This benefits corporate hospitals as they are able to get labour at cheaper price, instead of employing 1 surgeon for 3 lakhs they can employ 3 for 1 lakh, the supply is exceeding the demand. Majority of corporate hospitals in cities are saturated.Government hospitalCentral government pay scales for doctors are similar to what a class 1 officer or teacher in IIT or NIT will earn. You can be a top class neurosurgeon or a mediocre physician or a pharmacologist your salary will be same. No private practice is allowed. Usually doctors interested in academics and research take up these jobs.State government. Some allow private practice others don't. Salaries are low in states were private practise is allowed. In Tamilnadu an assistant surgeon is paid about Rs 40000 a month. If you have a busy private practice you would generally resign your state government job and focus on private practice.Trust hospitalsThese are charitable hospitals and the pay scales of doctors here are usually very less. Doctors work here because they love what they are doing, most leave after few years when the realities of life strikes them and they find it difficult to provide for their families.Private practiceThis is a different ball game. You can open a small one room clinic and see few patients a day and earn about 50000 Rs a month or you can have your own hospital with beds and provide employment to others. This needs lot of investment and is beyond the means of most doctors. The khandhani doctors or doctors whose previous generations have been doctors usually have a preset clinic or if your parents are already wealthy (usually business) then it is easy to setup a hospital. But the profit margins I guess would be in the order of 10 to 15 percent like any other business.Then there are the free lancers who work in multiple hospitals. Traveling lots of Km daily from morning to late night in the heavy traffic to see patients and earn money. I doubt it if they have a life. I don't know how much they earn.To sum it up. My assessment is that the doctors earn the followingUp to age of 23: pocket money from parentsInternship: Rs 3500 to 20000 pm (depends on where you do your internship)25- early 30s: Rs 15000-80000 pm (depends on where you do your PG). Does not include tuition fees which even in government hospitals can go up to Rs 3-5 lakhs a year.1-3 years of unemployment in between preparing for PG seat. You are dependent on your parents or spouse for money.35 and above: Rs 75000 to 2 lakhs pm, that is what most doctors earn post tax. Few earn about 3 to 5 lakhs or above but they are in the tail end of the standard curve.As you see that doctors start earning a decent salary only in their 30s, a good decade after other professionals.The brightest, smartest and most hardworking student in the class takes up medicine in India. The same person in an another profession would have earned much more for the time and effort he puts in Medical profession. When he/she sees his/her classmates who idolized him/her earn more than him/her and having a better standard of life it pricks him in the corner of the heart, he/she is human after all and not a saint.Don't look at the outliers who earn outrageously, they don't represent the life of an average doctor. Just like all lawyers are not Jethalmani, Sibal or Salve, all doctors are not crorepatis.Remember as a doctor you are on call 24x7, there is no overtime pay, there is no risk allowance, there is no off for working on holidays. You don't get free food in the hospitals or sodexo coupons. Many times you can't afford the treatment you are giving to your patients. The corporate hospital you work in will not give you free treatment if you or your family members fall sick. You get only 2 weeks paid leave in a corporate hospitals and work week is from Monday to Saturday and not Friday.DON'T JOIN MEDICINE, IF YOU WANT TO EARN MONEY. There are easier and less stressful ways to do it. Doctors in India deserve to be paid better. Those who earn well, rarely get to enjoy the money they earn. It is usually the kids and spouse who benefit from what you earn.Most doctors have zero knowledge of finance, investment, stocks and mutual funds because they have no money for the first 10 to 15 years of life to invest. After that they use the money which comes to buy the necessary luxuries of life like car and house (on EMI) and then you feel it is too late to invest.My dear colleagues please correct me if my figures are wrong. I have never worked in a corporate hospital, I have based it on my interactions with friends working in corporate hospitals.To my non medical friends this post is not about corruption in medicine or the unethical practise being done by few doctors, that is a matter of discussion in a different answer. This post is about how a ethical, law abiding, tax paying doctor earns money.STILL I'M PROUD TO BE A DOCTOR AND CARDIOLOGIST 😊

Change over Inaccessible OST file into PST Outlook
 Willson Dmello  
 26 December 2018  
Art

Outlook is no doubt one of the most effective and reliable organizational communication managers out there. Outlook stores the changes that you make while working offline in OST files. The contents of OST file are eventually send to exchange once the connection is back live. If something were to befall on the OST file somehow and it becomes corrupt then all the data contained within will be in jeopardy.This is where EdbMails OST to PST Converter comes in.The EdbMails’s simple and straightforward user interface makes it rather easy perform OST to PST Conversion, open pst file online here’s how :1. Launch EdbMails and select Export OST to PST method2. Browse for the OST file to proceed with the OST to PST Export operation. Click the ‘Continue’3. Select the checkbox next to Mailboxes / folders in the application tree-view4. Click the ‘Export Selected Mailbox / Folders’ button to export the OST file to PST.There’s even a free version of the OST to PST Converter that lets you analyze all the features that EdbMails offers and even export upto 30 items per folder. Some unique features of EdbMails include:1. Simple and quick OST to PST conversion.2. Preview all mailboxes before export.3. Maintains the folder structure as it is.4. Enable user to save OST file to PST, MSG or EML file design5.Direct Migration to Office 365 and Live exchange server.6.No file size limitation.7.Non English Unicode Support.For more information and to download the trial version visit : https://www.edbmails.com/pages/ost-to-pst-converter.html

Bollywood around the trees
 Kalpana Swamy  
 6 February 2019  

"Bollywood is all about dancing around the trees"... probably yes and that's what makes us unique and jhintaak!
I guess "around the trees" is a metaphor to show that sweet shyness which tingles your body and that strange happiness you don't know how to express. Most of the songs picturised around trees are the ones where the girl and boy are expressing their love coyly. Starting from 1930s where Ashok Kumar and Devika Rani crooned to “Main Ban Ki Chidiya Ban Me” around the trees to almost the end of 1990s, hindi cinema have taken refuge of nature to depict romance.
And why not? Trees, flowers, gardens and nature appear the best when you heart is blooming with love. It is a state of mind which depicts happiness and joy. Even autumn starts looking fresh in hues of brown and grey, when the love blossoms! Remember the tulip garden in Dekha Ek Khwab from Silsila!
However, I want to recollect one rare song which fits the bill and still does not qualify to be jhintaak at all! “Dil Dhoondhta Hai” from Mausam!
Mausam signifies weather, which changes and never remains constant! The movie aptly titled shows myriad variations of emotions which are created by circumstances and fate. A happy couple separates, a daughter never sees her father and life takes her on the path of a profession where a man is a man, not a father or brother or friend! Fate brings the father and daughter back and relationship tornado takes swirls!
And one song which summarises the whole movie is Dil Dhoondhta Hai Phir Wohi Fursat ke Raat Din!
Gulzar Saab has penned this song in such articulated way that the same lyrics make up for a happy version and a sad version. While Madan Mohan ji has composed both the versions in typical moods, we must give complete credit to Bhupinder Singh ji for exuding such strong emotions in each version so beautifully!
The baritone effortlessly reach your soul in both the versions. While singing happy, he voice smiles and while remembering the happy times heart cries, his voice will pierce you with pain and pathos! More you listen to each version, more you fall in love!
Happy Birthday Bhupinder Singh ji!

 
 


StoryMirror in conversation with author MANTRI PRAGADA MARKANDEYULU
 StoryMirror Feed  
 21 February 2019  
Art

Please give details about your initial education and forming years of life.My Education, in olden days completed up to basic 10th class in a Sultan Bazar Government High School, Hyderabad. Then Two-Year Pre-University Course from Badruka College of Commerce and Management at Hyderabad.  My Graduation in Commerce went in from Osmania University Affiliated College, Badruka College of Commerce & Management, Hyderabad.  I did Diploma in Business Management (DBM) course from a Private Institute. I also did Post Graduate  Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) from Private Institution.  I did Typewriting Higher Grade and Stenography Higher Grades from then combined Andhra Pradesh State Board of Technical Education, Hyderabad.How did you get interested in literature? What inspired you to write? My family heredity has Literature blood. By inspiring elders Literary works right from my childhood, I happened to inculcate the habit of literary writings. I have also worked hard to learn good English and Telugu  languages for this purpose, though my mother tongue is Telugu. My Blood has got some Literary Blood Cells Therefore, I am a little-bit fluent in my writings, as I on and off keep my brain thinking always. More so, I don't like to keep idle myself. If I don't write and work each day, I don't get sleep, and I become erratic without work.What difficulties did you have to face with respect to literary work? In the initial days, when I was writing literary type of work in especially in English, Readers used to comment about the mistakes. I used to refer to English Dictionary for better words. I used to correct myself with patience. I used to write better words in a bad sentence. I have developed the habit of writing English in Flowery Language, so that people/readers should read my literary work i.e., stories, song lyrics, haiku poetry, articles, essays, quotes, so on and so forth. Now  I have become a little bit perfect, as I think myself, and started writing so many things pertaining to literature work.  I am not getting any negative comments for my work. Only I used to get appreciation letters, good comments, and good encouragement and praising notes. I thought I would still contribute more to this World, where Top Level Literary Writers/Authors should Appreciate my works, and my ambition is to have my name in the World Famous Authors/Writers List, as a good Literary Writer, My Ambitions are more and I am working accordingly on daily basis.What is your view about the present day literary work? Present day Literary work is not that of a good Literature work, as evidenced by many Writers works. The standard of English writing is slightly just average. I have observed that my of the Technical and Management Graduates are unable to contribute to literary work, because they are all, to say many  on software line. I observed  that many of the software people never in the habit of writing  articles/stories/songs/literary works, etc. This generation is such.  Only old people used to write good English, as I knew and observed well in my life.  More so, people and writers who are interested to write good literary work, need to get trained from senior mentors and continuously make a habit of writing, as a regular feature in their life. Then only, at once point of time such Literary work could be well recognized. Lest, there are chances of Literary Work getting drowned, due to not having good Writers in the coming generations.  As one knew well, that "Old Water Go, New Water Come".Do you think that the emergence of digital and social media has given a new opportunity to creative writers? Yes definitely. Digital and Social Media Tools/Devices play an important role to create more Writers and thereby more Readers emerge. Social Medial play an important role in shaping good Literary Writers.  Social Media gives good opportunity for Writers to present their Write-ups through few Blogs which facilitate Writers to present their Mind of Writing. Here, below I will give you a brief Article on Social Media:YOUNG AUDIENCE GRAB & CONQUER SOCIAL MEDIAEach minute, the technology is changing in rapid competitive market segment. Every business entrepreneur wants to have an edge over other competitors. Every businessman aspires for quick turn-over on their end products sales proceeds and wants to become a millionaire or a billionaire bypassing the Constitutional working systems, Acts, Rules, Regulations by violating norms & guidelines of the Ministry of Finance and  Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) and  Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA)Evolving marketing & advertising strategies are a prerequisite and essential in these competitive days in reaching out to customers and for public acquaintance is one part, while giving quick ads in latest tools and websites like LinkedIn, Face Book, Twitter, Wi-Fi and Internet through which messages, communications, ads, gist or gigs or contents of any subject matter of one’s personal, business or marketing could reach global people in quickest time, that too at no cost. But, whereas, reaching global people through News Papers, TV channels, hoarders, sign boards, pamphlets or through any other old fashioned system of ads looks to be little bit costly, slow and may not reach all the global people/institutions/companies.  It has been constantly and incessantly observed that increasing use of social media in personal, business and marketing fields is seen on a higher side. There is no doubt in this.The younger audience use social media technologies too much that too on daily basis, without which, the day will not pass.INDIA, Land of Opportunities: The younger generation and audience, now-a-days look for quickest communication, quick Return on Investment (ROI) and money rotation to meet their business and personal ends. The days are rolling-out with updated new technologies in the fields of Research & Development, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Software Development, Science & Technology, Sports & Culture, Tourism and Film Industry, Liquor Industry, Steel Industry, Printing Technology, Plastic Industry, Leather Industry, TV-Press-Media-Print, Grain Industry, Food Industry, Wood-Mattress & Furniture Industry, Glass & Crockery Industry, Cosmetic & Perfumes Industry, Prefabricated Building Material Industry.Face Book, LinkedIn, Twitter, Wi-Fi and Internet are the present days’ excellent media through which one can develop, personal, business, marketing & sales and for diversification and expansion of business plans and to establish good contacts with global people/customers/clients.These are equipped with wonderful media presently available for all the young audience, all at free of cost, for exchange of various aspects and for expression of ideas and business programs, which ultimately keep one busy in public eye. Moreover, global people view and use these latest technology tools in their daily life for publicity purposes. These are the present day TOOL TECHNOLOGY being used by billions of people all-over the world.YOUTH FOR NATIONAL INTEGRITYTODAY’S YOUTH – TOMORROW’S LEADERS:Today’s youth of the nation are all tech-savvy, broad-minded and rebellious with vast ideas, who could mobilize people of all religion, caste and creed as the youth of India play a crucial role in promoting communal harmony which will lead to socio-economic constitutional changes in maintaining peace in the country, as the youth are the future leaders of tomorrow.The youth’s education in engineering, medical, pharmacy, bio-technology, automobile engineering, R&D, management and in all fields of study, can mobilize people due to professional understanding in maintaining peace and communal harmony without interfering in issues like caste, creed, religion or ethnicity.Tech-savvy youth spreads the peace, love and communal harmony through social media tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, WhatsApp and blogs. Rapid changes took place through media postings then, after the conviction of culprits in December 2012 Delhi rape case issue. Nirbhaya Fund for survivors of gender violence started due to this case. So, the above tools play an important role in bringing about social harmony.Fine Arts play an important role in spreading the message of brotherhood and peace. Also, young authors, writers, poets and artists come together to enlighten people of India about the secularism in Indian Constitution.One can understand the culture at major cities like Mumbai and Delhi, that the youth cares for personal growth based on their talents rather than they do about caste or religion.Youth having good jobs by virtue of their talent, can bring changes on people around them to maintain peace and harmony in the society without any negative mind set on caste, creed or religion.The government has to work with the youth to bring about unity in diversity for the future of nation.Please tell us something about your literary work. : I am in the habit of writing a good number of stories, song lyrics, haiku poetry, articles, essays, quotes and other content material needed by various people/institutions for so many ways. I did receive a good response for my work. I was being encouraged by few websites like Story Mirror (Mumbai-India). My works below you can view:(1) Haiku Poetry, Book 1 (139 Haiku Poetry)(2) Haiku Poetry, Book 2 (100+ Poetry)(3) Haiku Poetry, Book 3 (100+ Poetry)(4) Haiku Poetry on color photos (100+ Poetry)(5) Fraud Hubby, Story in English 150+ Pages(6) Songs in English (Lyrics) 155 Songs Lyrics - 250+ Pages)(7) 325 Special Quotations in English (Each Quote 6-10 Lines): 250+ Pages)(8) 01 Telugu Language Story titled: JEEVAM (100 Pages, 30 Episodes)(9) 01 Telugu Language Story titled   TOP COP RANI, IPS, 28 Episodes)10) ENTANGLEMENTS Story Book (13 Stories in English) 150 PagesMY GOOD STORIES IN ENGLISH:MY FLOWER TO YOUR HEARTWHAT CAN I DO IN MY LIFEDERAILED MISSIONFRAUDULENT HUSBANDWINGS OF LOVEMY DARLINGSHATTERED AFFECTIONTHE DEATHTHE DEAD AND THE GHOSTDECEIVERS LIFEFRAUDSTERGAMBLERS LIFEMARRIAGE & DIVORCEHORSE RACESNGOTRUST NOTE(1) LADY POLICE, a Family & Crime Investigation Story (160 Pages), published through just now and latest, is in the global market. (E-Book, Digital and Paper Back Book i.e., print on Demand. This story could be made as a commercial movie.(2) THE DEAD AND THE GHOST, A Scientific, horror, thriller, dead, rebirth, ghosts, aghoras, entertainments like club, pub, horse race story is good for movie making purpose. This Book also published just now and latest, is in the global market (E-Book, Digital and Paper Back Book i.e. Print on Demand. This story could be made as a Horror Movie by Movie Makers.What was your first literary work and how was it published?  I used to write few essays, write-ups, articles to Times of India, English News Papers, as a Freelancer writer. Then I wrote one good article, 'SICKNESS IN PUBLIC ENTERPRISES, CAUSES AND CURES", Submitted to the Public Enterprises Board, New Delhi, during l986-87.How many ways literature can contribute to society in future? Literary works can contribute to the Society in future in countless ways. There is no end to literary work.  The future of the World in Particular India, has got lot of Literary Writers and their work would definitely put India Map in the Top of the World in Literary Writings. It will happen in the coming generations.  Now, the world's good literary work is known as British Literature.  Indians have good knowledge in literary works. But, as Indians, we have learnt many of the Literature from British Literature. British Literature is a standard literature and its famous World Wide., as per my knowledge.Where do you see yourself after 5 years in the literary world?.My Literary work can go outdated. New Literary works by young blood and new generations would lead the good literature work. It is quite possible that in the next 5 years, the literary world in India, would compete with British Literary work.What ways would you suggest to build a community for poets?Community of Poets should be there in each State, and in each Website, including in Social Media.  Each Story Websites in India should have one POETS BLOG, to inter-act with Poets in India especially, directly.  This will be a good proposal. Blogs should have, Poets for Stories, Poets for Song Lyrics, Poets for Writers, Poets for Article Writers etc., so on and so forth.What message would you like to give to aspiring new writers? My message to aspiring Writers are that, Go on writing. put good proper words, get good meaning, get good flower language. To write good English or Telugu or for that matter in any language of proficiency they are.  Inculcate the habit of writing.  Present the sentences and language in a good way, so that  Readers should hail the writer.How was your experience of writing on StoryMirror?:  StoryMirror is a good platform for all Writers, beginners, children, youngsters, youth, elders and aged Writers. Story Mirror works as good Mediators to Writers and Readers through the august Story Mirror. and it encourages all Writers in their sphere of work in all fields, especially in literature work.Would you like to say something about StoryMirror? Story Mirror should have a tie-up, MoU, Agreement, Contract with Film Field and Literary Associations Worldwide, so that the best writings  should be recognized by various fields/associations.  This gives a good motivation and a good recognition to Writers on their Literary Work.  Story Mirror also to diversify in other languages including Telugu, so that Story Mirror can spread to World Telugu People, apart from others Language Speaking People. Story Mirror has to work dashingly and gate-dash in various World Associations Organized contests, for the purpose of Indian Writers including Children, and all contests should be kept open to all people without any age bar.  Story Mirror also to motivate Writers, by giving good gifts and presentations, as is being given by various Story Websites around the World.  This will keep the image of Story Mirror in the World Circles.Here is the link to read my content https://storymirror.com/profile/7lljf2p2/mantri-pragada-markandeyulu/stories

StoryMirror in conversation with author Hinal Mhatre
 StoryMirror Feed  
 28 February 2019  
Art

Q:Please give details about your initial education and forming years of life. A: Currently I am studying in class 9. Till this day I've written over 30 poems, and the credit goes to the interest I have in literature and the way I somehow live my life to the fullest by being anxious.Q: How did you get interested in literature? What inspired you to write?  A: Nothing specifically inspired me to write for there is a lot going around in teenage years. Being an amateur in writer, I have a lot to face now. Come what may, my words won't be wasted. Q: What is your view about the present-day literary work? A: As times change, so does the face of literature. Though not so large in number, but there are various rising patrons publishing their own little worlds. Poets like me have new assets of the digital and social media. But sometimes these forums just mentally freeze a person as literature is an overwhelming field.Q: Please tell us something about your literary work. A: My poems are basically like a heart that sings alone. This includes narrating the aesthetics of some incidents, unanswered questions and  whimsical daydreams. Some of my literary works reflect self-assessments done at 3 am, uncertain love interests, phases of life, ghosts of people that are still alive, and deep messages conveyed through simple words. And the rest are stupid desires, abstracts, negative glimpses, anxious drama, confessions, longing memories, unspoken words, etc. I have tried to fit them in various poetic styles such as haiku, limerick, acrostic, sonnet, sometime free verses or created my own styles. Q: What was your first literary work and how was it published?A: My first literary work was a small Marathi poem that I wrote when I was 8, though I don't have it written somewhere but I do remember it. After that I hadn't written poems and stories for some 4 years, except some school homework.Q: How many ways literature can contribute to society in future?A: Literature contributes to the society in various ways that we don't even realize. On a smaller level, it might make someone's day and on a larger level, it acts like a eternal communication. To be honest, I do not like visualizing myself with a all 'down to the earth' attitude. I'll go where my poems will get me, also, I am considering to publish my poetry collection. I would suggest the build up a community where a every person gets recognition due to his/her poetic excellence and not the other way round where a poem gets recognition due to its poet/poetess. I am, myself, a aspiring writer and from the little experience I have, I would suggest them to write as per their own terms and conditions, not necessarily tracing some great writer's steps. Initially the context stays simple and text seems jumbled but as it moves forward, context deepens and words get cleared.One's written works are little parts of one's mind you give to the world.Q: How was your experience of writing on StoryMirror?  A: I am enjoying my experience with StoryMirror.I would like to add that, earlier I would surf through internet searching for writing communities based in India and would always end up on a abroad or almost closed writing communities. I am really grateful for coming across and being a part of StoryMirror and the respective contests, for being a platform for me to showcase my creativity.Q: Would you like to say something about StoryMirror? A: Also, thank you for providing me with the opportunity to share my views and opinions through this interview.Here is the link to read my content https://storymirror.com/profile/e2cgoydy/5-crookedfingers/poems

Free Classifieds
 Charmi Patel  
 5 March 2019  

Free classifieds has converted me from miserable to satisfied.My father died 2 years back and left me with an old restaurant that my great grandfather started with my grandfather 60 years ago. The restaurant has stood the test of time and still has a very small but loyal customer base who had been eating there for generations, but it has remained pretty much the same since it was started, it gets an occasional paint and repair job once every decade and that's about it. I was a software engineer working with a corporate company, earning around 30 Grand a month, but I wasn't happy with the job, the job was pretty close to modern slavery, and the kind of work I did there wasn't satisfying for the soul.I wanted to take over my father's business, but I knew nothing about restaurants and to make matters worse the restaurant wasn't making enough dough for me to take care of my family's finances, as newer more efficient competitors had cropped up everywhere. I wanted to develop my business, all the banks I approached for a loan were sceptical to say the least as the property that I wanted to attest for the loan, was slowly crumbling into pieces.One fine day I was sitting at my restaurant and  going through all the feasible options available, when I noticed a strange trend, more and more people were starting to get parcels there, instead of walking into a restaurant to eat which made me realize that food is my commodity not the restaurant, so I decided to market my food specially and use the whole restaurant space to start a full-fledged delivery based cloud kitchen. We ran a Kerala cuisine restaurant in Chennai, which was highly in demand, I next wanted to market my product and service in a low but highly effective cost that made me turn toward free classifieds on the internet – Used by millions of people all over India. There are so many portals where one could place free classified ads such as Quikr, Olx, Izydaisy.com to name a few in the World. Within a few months of me placing those free classifieds websites and using the social media to create awareness about my business, orders came rushing into my roof. I previously was just making 20 Grand running the restaurant business but then just in a few months it turned into 70 Grand, later a profitable amount of 100 Grand a month, I had to quit my job, which I wanted to do for a very long time, hire more chefs and delivery men. Our business got so much traction that people even started asking for our franchise. It was my humble opinion that we were not ready for a franchise yet, but we did manage to start another branch on the other end of the city which is also working great with the help of classifieds, and now I have incorporated YouTube marketing to the mix. We now have our own dedicated food channel that drives more consumers to try our products. I have also started learning to cook, I help out in the kitchen occasionally, for the first time there is nothing much to complain about in my life,free classifieds has converted me from miserable to satisfied.

StoryMirror in conversation with author Priya Singh
 Pooja Sen  
 7 March 2019  
Art

Q:Please give details about your initial education and forming years of life. • I have always been the travel kid. So, my education has always been for like three or four years at some place and other three or four years at other places. I spent my nursery education till 4th grade in my village in U.P. after that I started my 5th grade from Kanpur and studied there till 7th grade and then I moved to Ballia and studied there from 8th grade to 10th. then again, I moved here in Odisha and currently doing my (10+2) in Bhubaneswar. This is my second year. Examination have been started, today was my first exam. Hope everything goes well. Q: How did you get interested in literature? What inspired you to write?   *  I don't know exactly what inspired me to start writing. At that time when I was in Kanpur, I was in 7th grade, a kid’s magazine named "KIDZ HERALD" used to get published. In that magazine a column would contain the written works of kids when I saw that column, I too wanted to publish but I didn't have any written poem or anything of that type. So I, at that time developed a feeling to write. I would copy along the lines of poems given in my books and try to write a poem or write whatever I used to watch on the television, though I never published one in any magazine. I just used to write from then on. It was in the previous year that is 2018 when I started writing on your site.Q: What difficulties did you have to face with respect to literary work? • Scary thoughts, they sometimes make me question that if the course of writing I am considering is good for me or not. Due to this most my stories are still left incomplete. whenever I start writing anything, I get thoughts like will people love my writing? will they like it? would people hate me? I write worst. I can’t write well and many other negative thoughts like this which sometimes makes me stop writing.Q: What is your view about the present-day literary work?  *  I think the present literary work covers a wide aspects within it because today we can write about politics or religions and put our opinions freely without having to suffer through any punishment. years ago writing was censured by religion branches like church or the king and if books were found against them, they used to punish the writer or sent them to exile. but now we are free to write our opinions in our book. the book " Accidental Prime Minister” is a great example.Q: Do you think that the emergence of digital and social media has given a new opportunity to creative writers? • Yes I do think that emergence of social media has given us writers a new opportunity as  before, we used to write at home and we only  had options to publish our work in Magazines or go to publisher which needed a lot of paperwork. But now it's different, we with the help of free writing  social sites, we can easily just open the app and write whatever we want and also be secured of our literary work to be not stolen by anyone. Also we can get a huge number of readers and their reviews. Q: Please tell us something about your literary work. *  I mostly write poems  in free style cause you know I am very week at following rules. Right now I am also  trying my hands out at Haiku and flash fiction.          Also I am interested in science fiction and was currently writing one, but due to my exams I have taken a total break from literature as a whole.Q: What was your first literary work and how was it published? •  As I have already told before I first started writing what I saw on Television. Like If I used to watch a movie, I used to write it in paper whatever I saw.  So, my first literary work was, I wrote a T. V.  serial which I daily used to watch, and I never published it cause you know copyrights. If you are Talking about first literary work to get published, the it is one of my poem in your Anthology book. Q: How many ways literature can contribute to society in future?• Literature can have a very powerful impact on people reading it in many ways. It can help fight social issues and bring social Change worldwide not only in future but also in present too. we all know that " A pen is mightier than sword".Q: Where do you see yourself after 5 years in the literary world?• I want too see myself in the category of Best seller writers. Hope God listens to my wish and I keep doing my  hard work.Q: What ways would you suggest to build a community for poets?•  According to me the ways to build community for poets are:-     1. Keeping it local:-Some of the communities which are tightly knit is not just because they share each other's opinion or respect each other ideas or the forms of writing but also because  they know each other by face. I think it will be better to form local poet group from a region where they meet each  once in a week.   2. This is very important point mostly I have seen communities focuses on a particular prose or a form of writing. In such a big community you can't expect everyone to write in same form or style. There are many forms like flash fiction, Haiku ,Tanka etc....Q: What message would you like to give to aspiring new writers? • on the basis of of my writing experience. I have always got the fears like will people read my work? Will people like my work? Or thoughts like I write worst (as I already mentioned above) haunts me and makes me hopeless and search for inspiration here and there. So in this regard I want to say look for inspiration inside you. The best inspiration is the self-inspiration. Don’t let these fears hinder your path of writing and if they ever come and haunt just tell them "I know I write best and of course people will read and love my writings." Shoo away your fears, scold them and get to writing.Q: How was your experience of writing on StoryMirror? • Story mirror has been a great platform to support me in this writing job.  Before joining this site I used to write once in week and sometimes weeks ended and I don't used to write don't  get time to write but  then I joined story mirror's 52 weeks  writing challenge, which inspired me to write every weekday and it made me into habit of writing but as of now I am mostly inactive because of my exams, once  they finish I will be back. And I will appreciate and also look for competitions like 30 days writing challenge on this platform which will inspire writers like me to get into the habit of writing daily.Q: Would you like to say something about StoryMirror? • All and all I had a great experience of writing here on this platform. I really appreciate the covers you edit and design and all the hard work you do to keep supporting writers like us to write more and more. I will always be great full to the StoryMirror and it's team to build a writer, an improved writer in me. Here is a link a  to read my content https://storymirror.com/profile/57wiybay/priya-singh/stories

StoryMirror in conversation with author Priya Singh
 StoryMirror Feed  
 7 March 2019  
Art

Q:Please give details about your initial education and forming years of life. • I have always been the travel kid. So, my education has always been for like three or four years at some place and other three or four years at other places. I spent my nursery education till 4th grade in my village in U.P. after that I started my 5th grade from Kanpur and studied there till 7th grade and then I moved to Ballia and studied there from 8th grade to 10th. then again, I moved here in Odisha and currently doing my (10+2) in Bhubaneswar. This is my second year. Examination have been started, today was my first exam. Hope everything goes well. Q: How did you get interested in literature? What inspired you to write?   *  I don't know exactly what inspired me to start writing. At that time when I was in Kanpur, I was in 7th grade, a kid’s magazine named "KIDZ HERALD" used to get published. In that magazine a column would contain the written works of kids when I saw that column, I too wanted to publish but I didn't have any written poem or anything of that type. So I, at that time developed a feeling to write. I would copy along the lines of poems given in my books and try to write a poem or write whatever I used to watch on the television, though I never published one in any magazine. I just used to write from then on. It was in the previous year that is 2018 when I started writing on your site.Q: What difficulties did you have to face with respect to literary work? • Scary thoughts, they sometimes make me question that if the course of writing I am considering is good for me or not. Due to this most my stories are still left incomplete. whenever I start writing anything, I get thoughts like will people love my writing? will they like it? would people hate me? I write worst. I can’t write well and many other negative thoughts like this which sometimes makes me stop writing.Q: What is your view about the present-day literary work?  *  I think the present literary work covers a wide aspects within it because today we can write about politics or religions and put our opinions freely without having to suffer through any punishment. years ago writing was censured by religion branches like church or the king and if books were found against them, they used to punish the writer or sent them to exile. but now we are free to write our opinions in our book. the book " Accidental Prime Minister” is a great example.Q: Do you think that the emergence of digital and social media has given a new opportunity to creative writers? • Yes I do think that emergence of social media has given us writers a new opportunity as  before, we used to write at home and we only  had options to publish our work in Magazines or go to publisher which needed a lot of paperwork. But now it's different, we with the help of free writing  social sites, we can easily just open the app and write whatever we want and also be secured of our literary work to be not stolen by anyone. Also we can get a huge number of readers and their reviews. Q: Please tell us something about your literary work. *  I mostly write poems  in free style cause you know I am very week at following rules. Right now I am also  trying my hands out at Haiku and flash fiction.          Also I am interested in science fiction and was currently writing one, but due to my exams I have taken a total break from literature as a whole.Q: What was your first literary work and how was it published? •  As I have already told before I first started writing what I saw on Television. Like If I used to watch a movie, I used to write it in paper whatever I saw.  So, my first literary work was, I wrote a T. V.  serial which I daily used to watch, and I never published it cause you know copyrights. If you are Talking about first literary work to get published, the it is one of my poem in your Anthology book. Q: How many ways literature can contribute to society in future?• Literature can have a very powerful impact on people reading it in many ways. It can help fight social issues and bring social Change worldwide not only in future but also in present too. we all know that " A pen is mightier than sword".Q: Where do you see yourself after 5 years in the literary world?• I want too see myself in the category of Best seller writers. Hope God listens to my wish and I keep doing my  hard work.Q: What ways would you suggest to build a community for poets?•  According to me the ways to build community for poets are:-     1. Keeping it local:-Some of the communities which are tightly knit is not just because they share each other's opinion or respect each other ideas or the forms of writing but also because  they know each other by face. I think it will be better to form local poet group from a region where they meet each  once in a week.   2. This is very important point mostly I have seen communities focuses on a particular prose or a form of writing. In such a big community you can't expect everyone to write in same form or style. There are many forms like flash fiction, Haiku ,Tanka etc....Q: What message would you like to give to aspiring new writers? • on the basis of of my writing experience. I have always got the fears like will people read my work? Will people like my work? Or thoughts like I write worst (as I already mentioned above) haunts me and makes me hopeless and search for inspiration here and there. So in this regard I want to say look for inspiration inside you. The best inspiration is the self-inspiration. Don’t let these fears hinder your path of writing and if they ever come and haunt just tell them "I know I write best and of course people will read and love my writings." Shoo away your fears, scold them and get to writing.Q: How was your experience of writing on StoryMirror? • Story mirror has been a great platform to support me in this writing job.  Before joining this site I used to write once in week and sometimes weeks ended and I don't used to write don't  get time to write but  then I joined story mirror's 52 weeks  writing challenge, which inspired me to write every weekday and it made me into habit of writing but as of now I am mostly inactive because of my exams, once  they finish I will be back. And I will appreciate and also look for competitions like 30 days writing challenge on this platform which will inspire writers like me to get into the habit of writing daily.Q: Would you like to say something about StoryMirror? • All and all I had a great experience of writing here on this platform. I really appreciate the covers you edit and design and all the hard work you do to keep supporting writers like us to write more and more. I will always be great full to the StoryMirror and it's team to build a writer, an improved writer in me. Here is the link to read my content https://storymirror.com/profile/57wiybay/priya-singh/stories 

चारूरत्न -स्त्री संघर्ष
 Yash Yadav  
 8 March 2019  

अगर एक सोने की अंगूठी बोल सकती और अपनी कहानी उन दिनों से शुरू करती जब वो mine के अंदर छुपी थी तो शायद कुछ ऐसी ही कहानी बनती - तप कर कुंदन बनने की। इस उपन्यास की नायिका भी अपने उम्र का 35 साल गुज़ार देने के बाद अपने नाम को सार्थक करती हुई कुंदन बनती है।******मेट्रो सिटी में फ्लैट, अच्छे अंग्रेजी स्कूल में पढ़ते दो प्यारे बच्चे, अच्छी पैकेज वाले जॉब में पति और इन सब का यानि फ्लैट, बच्चों और पति का ख्याल रखती पढ़ी लिखी गृहणी जो अपने उम्र के mid 30s में हो।इस scene से काफी लोग परिचित होंगे या relate कर पाएंगे।गृहणी को थोड़ा और describe करते हैं -एक ऐसे ग्रामीण परिवार में जन्म जहाँ खेत भी हो और गृह स्वामी की नौकरी भी। घर के लोग साक्षर/पढ़े लिखे हों। माइंडसेट वही टिपिकल ग्रामीण मिडिल क्लास जहाँ बेटे को नौकरी पाने के उद्देश्य से पढ़ाया जाता है और बेटी को बस उतना ही जितने में ब्याह हो जाये। शादी के पहले से लेकर बाद तक, घर की इज़्ज़त की जिम्मेदारी लड़की के कंधे पर। इज़्ज़त भी इतनी fragile की बस एक लड़के से बात करने या लड़का कहीं रोक कर जबरदस्ती प्रेम पत्र भी पकड़ा दे तो इज़्ज़त पर एक दाग।Globalisation और आर्थिक उदारीकरण के इस दौर में ऐसी ढेर सारी लड़कियाँ गाँव से शहर / मेट्रो सिटी में आ गई हैं।इस उपन्यास की नायिका भी एक ऐसी ही 35 साल की महिला है। सबकुछ होते हुए भी जिस परिवेश में वो पली-बढ़ी होती है और जिन मान्यताओं के बीच वो बड़ी होती है, वो उसके अंदर कहीं न कहीं एक हीन भावना भी भर देती है। इन्हें जरुरत होती है एक ऐसे व्यक्ति की , चाहे वो सहेली, दोस्त, पति कोई भी हो, जो encourage कर सके .... कह सके कि yes, you can do !ये नायिका भी ऐसी ही कमजोरी के क्षण में एक सहारा पाकर अपने जीवन की कहानी लिखने का निश्चय करती है।अब इनकी कहानी के साथ आप उसके बचपन से लेकर अबतक की यात्रा के साथी बनते हैं। इसकी नज़र से इसके आसपास और घर-परिवार के लोगों को देखते हैं। नायिका की सबसे बड़ी खासियत ये है कि ये कभी भी दोषारोपण करते हुए नहीं दिखती कि फलाने के कारण ऐसा हुआ या ऐसा हुआ होते तो वैसा होता। ये आपको हर पात्र के अंदर ले जाती है, आपको दिखाती है कि फलाने के ऐसे नेचर/सोच के पीछे कारण क्या था।नायिका कुंदन अपनी कहानी के साथ अपनी माँ सुधा की कहानी या यूँ कहें कि उनके जीवन की खिड़की भी हमारे लिए खोलती है। उसकी माँ का जीवन कई अर्थों में नायिका से विपरीत रहा है। मेट्रो सिटी में पली लड़की गाँव में ब्याह दी जाती है क्योंकि लड़के की सरकारी नौकरी है। अब इस महिला को गाँव के माहौल और ग्रामीण महिलाना पॉलिटिक्स में सेटल करना है।तो हम दो विपरीत परिस्थितियों के अंदरुनी संघर्ष को देखते हैं जो कि विपरीत होते हुए भी कई मायने में सामान है।****कुंदन की माँ जब ये सोचती है -"कुंदन तो बच्ची है, लेकिन जब उसके व्यवहार और उसके कम बोलने का मज़ाक उड़ा-उड़ाकर, मेरे सामने हँसा जाता है तो मैं एक ही दिन में उसे सबकुछ सिखाने के लिए मज़बूर हो जाती हूँ चाहे उसके लिए मुझे हाथ ही क्यों न उठाना पड़े।"तब आप कुंदन के प्रति उनके व्यवहार को समझ पाते हैं।और कुंदन भी माँ के दर्द को समझती है जब उसकी माँ बच्चों को अपने सरकारी नौकरी का ऑफर लैटर दिखाकर कहती है कि मैंने घर-परिवार के लिए जॉब नहीं किया।शादी के तुरंत बाद जॉब न कर रही लड़कियों की स्थिति अजीब हो जाती है। माँ-बाप से पैसे ले नहीं सकते क्योंकि वे पराये हो चुके और पति अभी इतना परिचित ही नहीं हुआ होता है कि उससे कुछ बोल सकें। जब कुंदन को ससुराल वाले MA में एडमिशन की सलाह देते हैं तो एडमिशन फी के पैसे के लिए उसकी दुविधा को बहुत ही बारीकी से दिखाया गया है।इस नॉवेल की एक पात्र कुंदन की दादी भी हैं जो कि खुद ही एक सम्पन्न मायके से तालुक रखती हैं लेकिन अपने पति यानि कुंदन के दादा जी को बहुत पहले ही खो चुकी हैं। वृद्ध होती महिला और घर से छूटती उनकी पकड़ और उसका उनपे पड़ते मनोवैज्ञानिक असर को बखूबी उकेरा गया है।मुझे इस नॉवेल की सबसे बड़ी खासियत ये लगी कि माँ और माँ के प्रेम का कहीं भी कवितीय महिमामंडन नहीं किया गया है। बिलकुल ही यथार्थ चित्रण है।लड़के एक बारीक़ चीज़ जो देख सकते हैं वो ये है कि एक केयरिंग डेवोटेड पति की कुछ बातें जो उसके लिए अति सामान्य होती है लेकिन पत्नी को अंदर तक बिंध देती है।पेरेंट्स को बाल मनोविज्ञान को समझने लायक कई चीज़ें और घटनाएं इस नॉवेल मिलेंगी। ये चीज़ें काफी सामान्य है, हर घर-परिवार में होती है लेकिन कुंदन की आँख से देखने के बाद पेरेंट्स एक बार गहराई से जरूर सोचेंगे।

About Stok Kangari Trek | Trekveda
 Devesh Bhatt  
 10 March 2019  

A champion among the most hypnotizing goal on earth is Stok Kangri that lies in the superb region of Ladakh.Ladakh is arranged in the northern domain of India and is commended for compassion and support of its occupants. Leh the capital of Ladakh is masterminded at the stature of 3500-3800 m of sea level and the most daring goal for the trekking darlings. Trekking in Leh is the best and it catches the eye of the guest from each edge of the world.Stok Kangri is one such zenith that has increment tremendous noticeable quality over the latest couple of years. Portraying the Himalayan range with an increasingly broad perspective, and offer its trekkers the opportunity to experience the all out agreement. The entire trail has various edges so you can feel the unexpected change in scene. In winter, the whole scene achieves a perfect brilliance. Stok Kangri top gives you the entire point of view on Zanskar and the Indus Valley.Your trek begins from Delhi as you take the flight or the excursion to achieve the goal from where the genuine experience starts.it's 8 days absolute trek with brimming with difficulties and experience, you will observer such huge numbers of eye-satisfying goals on your approach to Stok Kangri trek, and you will so encounter the old culture the Leh local still pursue and the celebrations they celebrate with all the vivid faculties. For more updates visite here TrekvedaDifficulty LevelOne who has an ordeal of trekking are the person who can seek after this trek , this trek isn't for the beginners and even the experience one needs a decent and this could be the most brilliant and unimaginable voyage for the trekkers as the goal is notable for its excellence and trekking.Is it appropriate for children's?No, it isn't at all ideal for youngsters; sympathetically don't seek after this trek with children.Is it a decent alternative out of the blue trekkers/or families?No, we don't suggest this trek for the newbies, families can pick yet in the event that they have a related knowledge as it is a troublesome trek.Most astounding height-:One can achieve a most extreme height of 20,180 Ft. subject to his continuance and different conditions, for example, an atmosphere, temperature. This trek isn't simple at all so one must set themselves up rationally and physiologically before picking Stok Kangri as this trek has such a significant number of confused approaches to cross.Season-:Season! Best season to visit Stok Kangri is between May to mid October as the spot is wonderful and one can get effectively enjoy the temperature, the view remains clear and delightful in May to mid October.Normal temperature-:The normal temperature in the day time will be 20°C to 30°C, and falls in the night.One must bring enough pair of garments and better quality trekking shoes with the goal that a trekker can be secured completely and does not confront any trouble amid the stay at this temperature; there is an immense distinction in the city and mountain temperature so it may be conceivable that one can experience a little trouble amid acclimatization.It is basic to bring enough sufficiently warm, and that may not influence the rucksack to an extreme.What makes this excursion unique?Stok Kangri is a standout amongst the most shocking trekking peaks on earth. It stays at the stature of 20,180 Ft. It beats two of the most important mountains transversely more than two one of a kind terrain's and is, the purpose of actuality, an assigned diamond of India. The best and the primary in the midst of Stok Kangri trek is the summit day, where you have to defeat underneath zero temperatures, trek on an ice sheet for around 6-7 hrs amid the night, and walk around the ridgeline for around 2 hrs to accomplish the summit. The view from the Stok Kangri summit is the magnificent experience and an overwhelming assignment. You can see the Karakoram go from the Stok Summit nearby the Zanskar run. Stok Kangri is a perfect trek and every energetic trekker's dream. In this manner nothing can be contrasted with Stok Kangri; each trek darling can comprehend the fantasy of Stok Kangri summit.Trek Itinerary-:Day 1: Arrival at LehHeight: 11,562 Ft.Time taken: 1 and 1:30 hrsYour adventure to the delightful goal will begin from Leh settled in northern India, Capital of the Leh area in Jammu and Kashmir. Leh is cooked at a height of 11,562 Ft, is most known for its Buddhist embodiment and close-by trekking zones. Prior Leh was the critical exchange course among Tibet and east, Kashmir toward the west and furthermore among India and China, the two wonders Jammu and Kashmir, where lies Ladakh in the middle of, the most appreciated goal for each person over the outskirt even, individuals since ages are going to observe the sparkling precious stone Ladakh.You can pick either street to reach Leh, or you can take a non-stop departure from Delhi to achieve this goal, however by street it will expend a ton of time and vitality, flight will be progressively helpful as it will take approx 1 and a half hrs, fundamentally Leh is most known for its Buddhist embodiment and close-by trekking regions.Day 2: Leh (Acclimation)Day second will be simply the day to adjust to the climate and the elevation itself, and the instructions about the entire trek, focuses you should remember before going futhure, and so forth, and in your extra time you can walk around and adapt yourself.Experience the way of life and visit close-by renowned spots and sanctuaries alongside that can shop in the neighborhood market of Leh whatever you like; Leh is wealthy in culture as it is an amalgamation of Buddhism and Tibetans culture. You can observer a ton of things, for example, Buddhist religious communities worked in antiquated occasions, the stone cutting and the tranquility of cloisters catch the worldwide eye.You can see and experience such a great amount there, yet as it is settled at a higher elevation so it is important to keep yourself enjoy the climate of Leh with the goal that it won't turn into the prevention in your futhure trekking.Day 3:Leh to Mankarmo by means of Stok townElevation: 14,370 Ft.Time taken: 5 hrsTrek Gradient: Moderate to DifficultWater sources: Carry your own water bottlesLeh could be a fantasy trekking goal for some, such huge numbers of among you can experience their fantasy of trekking which will begin from third day, when you will drive from Leh to Stok town it might take approx 30 min coming to Stok town, in the middle of the drive you will observer the astonishing view and colorful places around, and will resemble a paradise to you, drive to Stok town will have an alternate experience, the town is wrapped into the lavish green trees and the bounty of regular magnificence , the city lies in the south of Leh and is notable for the illustrious royal residence, from Stok town you will begin your trek towards Mankarmo which is at an elevation of 13,940 Ft. what's more, may take 4 to 5 hrs to reach there and this will be the goal for third day, trekking is a little hard so one must know about it ahead of time.Day 4: Mankarno to Stok Kangri Base CampElevation: 16,299 Ft.Time taken: 3 hrsTrek Gradient: Moderate to DifficultWater sources: Carry your own water bottlesOn the fourth day, you will trek towards Stok Kangri Base camp which is settled at an elevation of 16,400 Ft.It will take 2 to 3 hrs trekking on fourth day, it would be better on the off chance that you will begin the trek early in light of the fact that the time that is characterized is as per the normal separation, yet it totally relies upon you the amount you can walk and how much time you will take on the grounds that the trek isn't simple.It has a dangerous climb all through the way, and the more you will go towards Stok Kangri, the more elevated amount of height will begin diminishing the dimension of the oxygen, and it might turn out to be small trying for you to walk subsequently it is basic to set yourself up for the trek prior.You will go through the restricted trails in the mountains, where you should trek cautiously, as you will achieve the high height you can confront the issue while taking in ascending.Afterward, when you will cross the murmuring waterway and afterward the trail will turn out to be minimal smooth and more extensive yet at the same time the manner in which will rise en route you will experience various snow capped Lakes and tinny swells, and Mother Nature will surprise you in each progression.This trekking session will over, and you will achieve the Stok Kangri Base Camp, rest and have a decent time after so much endeavors else you can climb little pinnacles close-by to set yourself up for your undertaking further.Day 5: Rest, Acclimatize , Trainingfifth day won't be riotous as you will again take the stop before the summit, this day you will adapt yourself with the climate again as now you are on the diverse dimension of tallness, so it's vital.You will go for an acclimatization stroll 17,700Ft. To get into the climate appropriately and to set yourself up for the further experience that will go to your way.It is fundamental to set yourself up for the coming days your trek guide will tell you about the further difficulties you will confront, and other indispensable majors that one must remember as Stok Kangri isn't a simple trek.You should tune in to your guide cautiously and each point he/she will tell you alongside that you can investigate the zone.Glades floor covering and you may observer the sheep touching there; you can converse with the shepherds and saw increasingly about the spot to clear something up.Later have your supper, rest and rest you get up right on time for confronting the experience.Day 6: Base Camp to Stok Kangri to Back Camp BackHeight: 16,299 Ft.Time taken: 8 to 11 hrsTrek Gradient: DifficultWater sources: Carry your very own water bottlessixth day will be the most difficult just as the undertakings day for the trekkers.It is smarter to begin the trip prior as it will require such a great amount of investment to achieve the summit.The course will experience the icy masses that will make it difficult to climb so be watchful once you will pass the ice shelf, there will be a precarious path with inclines to the summit edge.It will be a long climbing day so you should be rationally and mentally get ready to achieve the summit as it won't be a simple trek, it will take 9 to 10 hrs for the normal climber to achieve the pinnacle, and for the moderate climber, it will resemble 2 or 3 hrs what's more.After this hard trip when you will achieve the icy mass, the genuine ascent will begin from here to the Mount Stok Kangri top now it will take approx 2 hrs to achieve the summit again climb cautiously on the grounds that your one error can drag you into the threat.As you enter the pinnacle, your hold up will be finished, and your endeavors will treat your eyes with the most excellent perspective on the Karakoram Range in the north and the Zanskar mountain extend in the south.It will be a charming perspective from the best; you will get the unhindered image of the summit and the bright Buddha supplication hails that is only a heavenly s treat to the eyes, there you can click pictures and appreciate harder.Later you will return to the base camp and you can commend your triumph over the hardest summit.Day 7: Base Camp to LehHeight: 11,824 Ft.Time taken: 3 to 4 hrsTrek Gradient: Moderate to DifficultAs you will be finished by the seventh day, so now when you will see you path back to the Leh.You will trek back to the Stok town with energy and the sentiment of winning that you have finished such a hard trek, from Stok town you will recover the vehicle to go to the Leh by catching this magnificence in your eyes you will drive back to the Leh from Stok town.Day 8:  Leh DepartureTime taken: 1 to 1:30 hrseighth day will be the farewell day from Leh as you will venture out back to your homes from Leh by means of trip with every one of the recollections you have made in these 8 days and the bonds you influenced will to dependably be with you.So one must trek dependably you gain a superior ordeal and exercises throughout everyday life.

EdbMails EDB to PST Converter Tool
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 12 March 2019  
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How to recover the exchange server Database Fast and effortlessly
 Clara Dsouza  
 21 March 2019  
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Whatever be the cause, Exchange database corruptions can lead to panic as they house all your organization’s information. This situation can become worse, if the Exchange server Database is not efficiently recovered sooner.There can be many more situations which can make Exchange Database corrupted. Also there can be accidental deletion of mailboxes.In any case, it is worth using EdbMails EDB to PST converter tool for recovering Exchange Database. It has many  salient features.Efficient Conversion: Performs granular recovery with zero data loss. This means you can choose exactly what you wish to export as opposed to migrating everything as a whole. It performs two level of recovery, standard mode and advanced mode. It performs Standard recovery mode bydefault. If not able to recovery, the tool allows the user to choose Advanced recovery mode for highly index corrupted EDB file. Recovery of mails, mail attachments, calendars, contacts, drafts, notes, from MS Exchange Server 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, and 2019 corrupt and unmounted databases. Fully compatible with Exchange server 2019, and MS outlook 2016.Speed : This tool takes less time for conversion, very user friendly and user does not need any expert help of using tool.EDB file Preview: It displays preview of mails from unmounted databases.Public and private EDB: Export public folder and recover PRIV, PRIV1, PUB and PUB1 Exchange EDB/STM databases.No Size,Mailboxes limitation: No limitations are imposed on the size of EDB files that can be recovered using EdbMailsDeleted Mailbox recovery: Recovers deleted Exchange mailboxes and permanently deleted emails from mailbox folder.Mail formats: Supports multiple export options with MS Outlook PST, EML, and MSG.Mailboxes to PST: Recovers mailboxes and saves each  mailbox in individual PST files.No Exchange Server dependency: EdbMails does not require running Exchange services, AD or logs as is the case with some native utilities.Office 365 Migration: Recover Exchange EDB file and migrate all the mailboxes to Office 365.Hosted Exchange Migration: Supports migration to hosted Exchange Server.Offline EDB Migration: Migrates EDB to Live Exchange/Office 365.Attachment Recovery: Recovers all kinds of Multiple Attachments.To test out all the features, you can download the trial version of EDB to PST tool that will export upto 30 items per mailbox/folder.

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 Clara Dsouza  
 21 March 2019  
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Exchange EDB to PST Converter
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 21 March 2019  
Art

EdbMails EDB to PST converter is reliable, efficient accurate recovery tool for corrupted Exchange Database. Recover all the data such as mails, calendar items, contacts, tasks, notes etc from the EDB file.In Today's World, Email communication plays a major role. As with most other databases, the Exchange server Database EDB file is also prone to corruption issues that make the information within inaccessible. Even though latest Exchange server editions are very stable, there is no guarantee that, the platform is free from issues. Database can become corrupted because of accidental shutdown, user errors, Hardware issues etc. There is no need to panic under these circumstances. EdbMails EDB to PST converter tool can recover the corrupted database.The tool is designed  with use friendliness in mind and as such can be used effortlessly by even non technical persons for EDB recovery, Here are the key Features of EdbMails EDB to PST converter:Reliable Conversion of EDB to PST:  The tool does granular brick level recovery of EDB file. User can choose desired  size to split recovered EDB into smaller chunks during PST conversion. Convert PUB.edb/PRIV.edb file to PST or migrate it to Office 365/Live Exchange Server. Preview of files: You can freely preview all the EDB contents with the help of EdbMails in just a few clicks.Logging : The detailed logging of export operation is provided to user for understanding.Compatibility: Supports exchange server versions like 2019,2016,2013,2010,2007 and 2003. Compatible with Windows operating systems like Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.A free trial version that supports export of upto 30 items per mailbox/folder and lets you test out all the features offered by EdbMails is also available for download from the official site.

Quick EDB to PST Recovery with EdbMails
 Brendon Smith  
 21 March 2019  

Whatever be the cause, Exchange database corruptions can lead to panic as they house all your organization’s information. This situation can become worse, if the Exchange server Database is not efficiently recovered sooner.There can be many more situations which can make Exchange Database corrupted. Also there can be accidental deletion of mailboxes. In any case, it is worth using EdbMails EDB to PST tool for recovering Exchange Database. It has many  salient features.Efficient Conversion: Performs granular recovery with zero data loss. This means you can choose exactly what you wish to export as opposed to migrating everything as a whole. It performs two level of recovery, standard mode and advanced mode. It performs Standard recovery mode by default. If not able to recovery, the tool allows the user to choose Advanced recovery mode for highly index corrupted EDB file. Recovery of mails, mail attachments, calendars, contacts, drafts, notes, from MS Exchange Server 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, and 2019 corrupt and unmounted databases. Fully compatible with Exchange server 2019, and MS outlook 2016.Speed : This tool takes less time for conversion, very user friendly and user does not need any expert help of using tool. EDB file Preview: It displays preview of mails from unmounted databases.Public and private EDB: Export public folder and recover PRIV, PRIV1, PUB and PUB1 Exchange EDB/STM databases.No Size,Mailboxes limitation: No limitations are imposed on the size of EDB files that can be recovered using EdbMailsDeleted Mailbox recovery: Recovers deleted Exchange mailboxes and permanently deleted emails from mailbox folder.Mail formats: Supports multiple export options with MS Outlook PST, EML, and MSG.Mailboxes to PST: Recovers mailboxes and saves each  mailbox in individual PST files.No Exchange Server dependency: EdbMails does not require running Exchange services, AD or logs as is the case with some native utilities.Office 365 Migration: Recover Exchange EDB file and migrate all the mailboxes to Office 365.Hosted Exchange Migration: Supports migration to hosted Exchange Server.Offline EDB Migration: Migrates EDB to Live Exchange/Office 365.Attachment Recovery: Recovers all kinds of Multiple Attachments.To test out all the features, you can download the trial version of EDB to PST tool that will export upto 30 items per mailbox/folder.

Cheap Flights to Hawaii With Points & Miles
 Anna Kucirkova  
 21 March 2019  

Ask almost anyone you know about their dream vacation they want to take in their lifetime and high possibilities are that they’ll say Hawaii. Each and every year, over 8 million visitors arrive in Hawaii to experience the distinct Islands in Hawaii where they can enjoy great food and drinks as they rest by the beach.However, the costs of flights to this place are quite high. People are often forced to save much for this adventure in Hawaii. Luckily, there are various ways you can make use of fly points and miles to book a flight and save lots of cash. This article looks into the different domestic and economy first-class reward booking alternatives you have as well as the lie-flat seat found in international business-class cabins outlooks.So, what are the best programs for booking Hawaiian award flights?Is making your life much easier the issue? plan ahead when you book a flight to Hawaii. The award space, as expected, is not always available due to the large number of individuals who pay for tickets in cash. However, one thing that makes it easy to book for Hawaiian awards is its flexible schedule.Here are some of the best programs or booking Hawaiian award flights.Korean Air SkyPassIf you have the Chase Rewards Points, the Korean Airline program is the best means to book for Hawaiian award flights on Delta for you.Booking ProcessKorean Air makes use of area-based award sheet for Sky. Sky Team partner awards booking. The fact that this airline contemplates all of the U.S as one region makes the redemption rates reasonable on Delta. You can look for awards space on the airline’s website from where you can book from. To view the imperative city pairings, it is important for you to note that you have to select the “SkyTeam Award” just after selecting “Redeem Miles”. Also, you can check the Air France’s website and then call the airline agents to book if you find the space.In addition, the Korean Air partners with the Hawaiian Airlines as well as the Alaska Airline provide you with other greats alternatives in case you need to fly to Hawaii. Through the partnership, you have vast range of non-stop paths to various Hawaiian airports that allow the Korean Air miles and fly points bookings. These booking points include Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, Seattle (SEA), and Atlanta among others. However, the mileage need for these parties is different from the Delta flights requirements.Currently, the Korean Air does not partner with the Chase Rewards, but allows you to earn Marriot points which you can transfer to Korean at affordable rates.Air FranceThe second SkyTeam alternative for booking awards flight to Hawaii that we propose for you is Air France program.Booking Award Flights with Air FranceJust like with Korean Air, Air France enables you to book award flights on Delta as well as their other partner, the Alaska Airlines. However, unlike Korean Air, this airline fails to have distinct redemption rates. This airline has a number of benefits over the Korean Air. For instance, it is easier to look for award spaces on Delta by use of the airline’s online search. Further, Air France has the capability to book a one-way award ticket at a cost that is half the mileage cost.However, if you are planning to fly to Hawaii by booking an award ticket on Alaska Airlines, you have to go through a different process. It is not possible to find the award space by use of the online search by Air France, so you are required to call and request an agent to look or make use of America’s Airlines website to search. The Air France partners with both the Chase Ultimate Rewards and American Membership Reward to enable you to earn the Flying Blue miles and fly points.Singapore Airlines KrisFlyerThe Singapore Airlines program partners with the Star Alliance to offer you an option to book for Hawaiian award flights on the United Airlines. You have the option of using the United MileagePlus in booking for the awards. however, using the Singapore Airline to fly to Hawaii saves you many points.Booking Award Flights with Singapore Airlines KrisFlyerEarlier on, booking an award flight using Singapore Airlines’ partner required you to search for space on the website through Air Canada’s Aeroplan program to provide dates and number to a Singapore Airlines’ agent. Also, you could call to book. Luckily, you have much better alternatives since the Airlines enable you to look for and book award flights using the Star Alliance partners.The Singapore Airlines program partners with the four transferable points programs for you to earn points and miles.British Aiways Executive ClubThis airline gives you the option to fly to Hawaii. You can use the airline when you book for Alaska's award flights.Booking Award FlightsThis airline makes use of distance-based reward sheet which means that the total count of Avios needed in booking an award flight is determined by your distance of flight. Nonstop flights are, therefore, ideal for you to increase your points. The British Airways offers you with 12 non-stop flying points for booking including Anchorage (ANC), San Diego (SAN) and Seattle (SEA) among others.You can earn British Airways Avios by transferring points from Chase Ultimate Rewards or from the American Express Rewards. Moreover you can use co-branded credit card given by Chase.BonusThe main focus is on the non-stop paths to Hawaii. However, our bonus alternative has both the non-stop paths as well as those with a single connection. You can make use of the Singapore Airline miles or fly points to book a flight on Alaska Airline or the United Airlines.Finding Lie-Flat Business Class SeatsThis is a class that allows you to fly to Hawaii in style. Finding such a flight is hard, however. We offer you a list of the best Airlines that offer this business class. These include the Delta Air Lines Airbus A330 and Boeing 767, United Airlines Boeing 777, 767, and 757, American Airlines Airbus A330, Boeing 777 and 767 and Hawaiian and Airlines Airbus A330.ConclusionRegardless of the fly points you have, it is possible for you to book a Hawaiian award flight. The flight to Hawaii requires few fly points which enables you to tag along a friend or a family member. This information helps you book in less or no time by providing you with detailed information of the booking process.

Feature Rich EDB to PST Converter tool
 Andrew Paul  
 26 March 2019  
Art

As most IT admins would know very well, Exchange database EDB file is the main information store of MS Exchange Server. As with any other database, the EDB file is also prone to serious corruption issues that makes them and the data contained within them inaccessible.Many of us who have been in the field of Exchange administration for some years would know that some errors such 528 and JET are hard to rectify. This where the need for a professional Exchange Server Recovery that take complexity out of the equation arises. One of the best such tools available on the internet right now is EdbMails EDB to PST Converter.No longer are you to be content with complex partial data recovery solutions from native tools as EdbMails can recover all the information from even the most heavily corrupted exchange databases. There is also option for granular exchange recovery in EdbMails which lets you export/ migrate exactly what you want. What this means is that you can pick and choose the items/ folders that you want to be migrated instead doing it as a whole.EdbMails was built keeping user friendliness in mind, as such, even the most novice of users can make use of EdbMails to perform EDB to PST conversion. EdbMails has support for Exchange server versions 2016/2013/2010/2007/2003 and Outlook versions 2016/2013/2010/2007. There are also extensive filtering options for mails. You can also recover deleted mailboxes easily. Export offline EDB mailboxes to single or multiple PST files. Preview all the EDB contents before export operation. There is even options to directly migrate EDB to Office 365 as well as Live Exchange server.Free EDB to PST Converter trial version of EdbMails is also available for download from the official EdbMails website. The Free version allows you to test all the features of EdbMails and export upto 30 items per mailbox/folder.EdbMails also allows for splitting of the mailboxes to multiple smaller size Outlook PST files. The PST files can then be opened in any version of the Outlook or EdbMails PST viewer. It also supports mapping of EDB mailboxes to Office 365 or Live Exchange mailboxes for migration.Visit : https://www.edbmails.com

Restore corrupted EDB file to Outlook PST format
 Andrew Paul  
 26 March 2019  
Art

Many a businesses across the globe make use of Exchange server for their organizational communication needs. It includes Email, Contacts, Calendars, Task, Notes, Journals etc. This makes day-to-day business operations more streamlined and systematic for an Organization. This also makes business more productive with contact management, sharing of calendar, scheduling etc.Exchange server in sync with Outlook, can provide seamless email services. Most information of the Exchange server is stored in EDB or Exchange database file. Some circumstances like sudden power failure, Hard drive failure, virus attacks etc. In These circumstances, recovery of Exchange Database becomes crucial. Edbmails EDB to PST converteris very reliable, quick flexible enough and very efficient tool with many salient features.Outlook application is most abundantly used email client which is safe, secure and compatible. This is why we need to convert EDB to PST format.EdbMails EDB to PST converter is very efficient tool in recovering EDB and convert to PST format. Apart from this, it allows user to migrate EDB mailboxes to Office 365 or Live Exchange Server. EdbMails has an intuitive easy to use interface. It also has deep scanning algorithms built in to recover most possible information out of even the heavily corrupted Exchange database files.Some of the highlights of tool to convert EDB to PST from EdbMails are:1. Easily recovers EDB from JET error2. Convert PUB.edb/PRIV.edb file to PST or migrate it to Office 365/Live Exchange Server3. Recover accidentally deleted mailboxes from EDB file4. Secure offline EDB file conversion to Outlook PST5. Repairs Large size EDB files without any data loss6. Split huge PST data in to desired sizes7. User can view the detail log of export operation8. Simple and straightforward user interface9. Non English unicode character supportTrial version of EdbMails EDB to PST converter is available for downloading, with all features and the export limited to 30 items of each file.Visit : https://www.edbmails.com

Highly reliable EDB to PST converter
 Andrew Paul  
 28 March 2019  
Art

The main reasons for Exchange database corruption can be improper system shutdown, hard drive failures, sudden Server crash, etc. These circumstances can cause interrupt to business activities.For dealing with Exchange database EDB corruption we need a professional tool. Another possibility is accidentally delete of mailbox,crucial data etc. This is where a reliable EDB recovery tool becomes vital.EdbMailsEDB to PST converter is reliable,efficient,accurate recovery tool for corrupted Exchange Database.It can recover all the information from even the most corrupt EDB file and convert it to Outlook PST.The tool is designed to recover all data items like mails,mail attachments,drafts,contacts,calendar,tasks,notes,journals etc of EDB without any data loss. It can export individual mailboxes/folders or entire database. The entire  EDB can be examined and source files are not altered during migration. This process is made easier and flexible by allowing the user to specify the desired size to split recovered EDB into smaller chunks. The detail understanding of the export operation is logged and user can view it. Trial version of EdbMails EDB to PST converter is available for downloading,with all features and the export limited to 30 items of each file.Key Benefits of EdbMails EDB to PST converter1. Supports exchange server versions like 2019,2016,2013,2010,2007 and 2003 and most Windows operating systems including Windows 10.2. Maintains the folder structure intact 3. Convert PUB.edb/PRIV.edb file to PST or migrate it to Office 365/Live Exchange Server.4. Repairs Larger size EDB files without data loss.Visit : https://www.edbmails.com

Why I recommend EdbMails EDB to PST Converter
 Trevor James  
 29 March 2019  
Art

One of the most frustrating experiences of my career as an Exchange admin had to deal with corrupted Exchange Databases. When even a dirty shutdown state can make the data within Exchange database inaccessible, you are left with no choice but to look for solutions that can help recover the EDB file data. Fixing these would involve a lot of fiddling around with various powershell cmdlets.                                                                            However those cumbersome Exchange EDB recovery techniques are a thing of past as there are many a EDB recovery tools available in the market that can help retrieve EDB data without needing to resort to any complex powershell scripts. One such tool that allows recovery of data by converting all the EDB mailboxes to Outlook PST files is EdbMails.                                                                                     Conversion of EDB to PST with EdbMails ensures that all your EDB data such as journals, tasks, mails, calendar, contacts etc are recovered effortlessly. It is also capable of retrieving all the email properties such as cc, bcc, time, subject etc. The generated PST file can then be opened in version of MS Outlook to see its contents.                                                                                    When i first tried EdbMails, i was amazed at how user friendly it was. It also showed a preview of all EDB contents in a tree view - all i had to do was browse for the EDB file. You can also migrate Public Folder EDB. EdbMails is a one stop solution meaning it can help you migrate offline EDB to Office 365 as well as Live Exchange Server.EdbMails also supports granular recovery which means, that you have the flexibility to export exactly what you need. You can even split the PST files using EdbMails. There are multiple mail filtering options that allow for filtering mails by date, subject, attachment names etc. Compatible with most versions of Windows operating system including the latest windows 10. It also supports both 32 and 64 bit versions of the OS. Exchange Server versions supported by EdbMails include 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019.                                                                                               Still not convinced? Well no worries it is only natural to be skeptical when there is lot of mediocre EDB recovery tools out there. This is why i would highly recommend you to head over to the EdbMails website and download the free trial version of the same. The Free trial version allows you to export up to 30 items per mailbox/ folder and thereby test out all the features that EdbMails has to offer.                                                                                                              Here are some of the features that EdbMails EDB to PST converter has to offer:                                                                                 * Quick export corrupt .edb files to .pst files.                                                                                                   * Exchange server versions 2003, 2007, 2010, 2016 and 2019 supported.                                                                                 * Effortlessly recover all the deleted mailboxes.     * Easy to setup and start the recovery process.                                                         * 24X7, 365 days Online Technical help* Maintains folder structure intact               * Supports Non English Unicode charactersTo know more https://www.edbmails.com                                                    

An easy tool to Convert EDB to PST
 Andrew Paul  
 30 March 2019  

Exchange server admins often wonder how to recover exchange database file. This used to worry them in the past mainly because the methods available for exchange server database recovery where varied and complex. Nowadays however a lot of tools are available that can help deal with exchange server corruption issues. It is important to choose the right to so that you don't have to regret later.The simple and most effective way to perform Exchange recovery is to convert EDB to PST. This helps to efficiently retrieve all the information from your Exchange EDB file and convert it to Outlook PST. The PST files can be used for archiving Exchange mailbox information. They can also be opened in various versions of Outlook and the content within viewed.Let's are the things that should be kept in mind while selecting an Exchange Recovery tool:First and foremost all the information such as tasks, journals,zip attachments,Inbox items,calendars etc from corrupt or inaccessible databases must be recoverable.It should allow export to single PST or multiple PST filesSelective export : Must allow migrating exactly what one chooses.Should support all versions of Exchange ServerMust support Public and Private folder migration to PSTMust be capable of recovering accidentally deleted mailboxesOne professional EDB to PST Converter utility that fits all these criterias perfectly is the Exchange EDB to PST software from EdbMails. It is a one stop solution for all your Exchange server recovery needs.It has the capability to recover information from even the most corrupt of Exchange Server databases using its advanced deep scanning algorithms. It also supports archive folder migration. The intuitive user interface that EdbMails sports makes it easy for even non technical users to make use of it get EDB to PST Conversion done. There is even a free trial version of the EdbMails EDB to PST Converter tool that helps convert upto 30 items per mailbox/ folder and test out all the features that EdbMails has to offer.Visit : https://www.edbmails.com

Recover Exchange server database fast and effortlessly
 Andrew Paul  
 30 March 2019  

Whatever be the cause, Exchange database corruptions can lead to panic as they house all your organization’s information. This situation can become worse, if the Exchange server Database is not efficiently recovered sooner.There can be many more situations which can make Exchange Database corrupted. Also there can be accidental deletion of mailboxes. In any case, it is worth using EdbMails EDB to PST converter tool for recovering Exchange Database. It has many salient features.Efficient Conversion: Performs granular recovery with zero data loss. This means you can choose exactly what you wish to export as opposed to migrating everything as a whole. It performs two level of recovery, standard mode and advanced mode. It performs Standard recovery mode by default. If not able to recovery, the tool allows the user to choose Advanced recovery mode for highly index corrupted EDB file. Recovery of mails, mail attachments, calendars, contacts, drafts, notes, from MS Exchange Server 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, and 2019 corrupt and unmounted databases. Fully compatible with Exchange server 2019, and MS outlook 2016.Speed : This tool takes less time for conversion, very user friendly and user does not need any expert help of using tool. EDB file Preview: It displays preview of mails from unmounted databases.Public and private EDB: Export public folder and recover PRIV, PRIV1, PUB and PUB1 Exchange EDB/STM databases.No Size,Mailboxes limitation: No limitations are imposed on the size of EDB files that can be recovered using EdbMailsDeleted Mailbox recovery: Recovers deleted Exchange mailboxes and permanently deleted emails from mailbox folder.Mail formats: Supports multiple export options with MS Outlook PST, EML, and MSG.Mailboxes to PST: Recovers mailboxes and saves each  mailbox in individual PST files.No Exchange Server dependency: EdbMails does not require running Exchange services, AD or logs as is the case with some native utilities.Office 365 Migration: Recover Exchange EDB file and migrate all the mailboxes to Office 365.Hosted Exchange Migration: Supports migration to hosted Exchange Server.Offline EDB Migration: Migrates EDB to Live Exchange/Office 365.Attachment Recovery: Recovers all kinds of Multiple Attachments.To test out all the features, you can download the trial version of EDB to PST tool that will export upto 30 items per mailbox/folder.Visit : https://www.edbmails.com

Restoring of Corrupted EDB file to Outlook PST format
 Trevor James  
 30 March 2019  
Art

Many a businesses across the globe make use of Exchange server for their organizational communication needs. It includes Email, Contacts, Calendars, Task, Notes, and Journals etc. This makes day-to-day business operations more streamlined and systematic for an Organization. This also makes business more productive with contact management, sharing of calendar, scheduling etc.Exchange server in sync with Outlook, can provide seamless email services. Most information of the Exchange server is stored in EDB or Exchange database file. Some circumstances like sudden power failure, Hard drive failure, virus attacks etc. In These circumstances, recovery of Exchange Database becomes crucial. EdbMails EDB to PST converter is very reliable, quick flexible enough and very efficient tool with many salient features.Outlook application is most abundantly used email client which is safe, secure and compatible. This is why we need to convert EDB to PST format.EdbMails EDB to PST converter is very efficient tool in recovering EDB and converts to PST format. Apart from this, it allows user to migrate EDB mailboxes to Office 365 or Live Exchange Server. EdbMails has an intuitive easy to use interface. It also has deep scanning algorithms built in to recover most possible information out of even the heavily corrupted Exchange database files.Some of the highlights of tool to convert EDB to PST from EdbMails are:                                                                              1. Easily recovers EDB from JET error2. Convert PUB.edb/PRIV.edb file to PST or migrate it to Office 365/Live Exchange Server3. Recover accidentally deleted mailboxes from EDB file4. Secure offline EDB file conversion to Outlook PST           5. Repairs large size EDB files without any data loss                                   6. Split huge PST data in to desired sizes                                    7. User can view the detail log of export operation8. Simple and straightforward user interface                   9. Non English Unicode character support                                                                                                                                      Trial version of EdbMails EDB to PST converter is available for downloading, with all features and the export limited to 30 items of each file.                                                                                                     

Reliable EDB to PST converter
 Trevor James  
 30 March 2019  
Art

The main reasons for Exchange database corruption can be improper system shutdown, hard drive failures, sudden Server crash, etc. These circumstances can cause interrupt to business activities.For dealing with Exchange database EDB corruption we need a professional tool. Another possibility is accidentally delete of mailbox, crucial data etc. This is where a reliable EDB recovery tool becomes vital.                                                                                                                 EdbMails EDB to PST converter is reliable, efficient, accurate recovery tool for corrupted Exchange Database. It can recover all the information from even the most corrupt EDB file and convert it to Outlook PST.                                                                              The tool is designed to recover all data items like mails, mail attachments, drafts, contacts, calendar, tasks, notes, journals etc of EDB without any data loss. It can export individual mailboxes/folders or entire database. The entire EDB can be examined and source files are not altered during migration. This process is made easier and flexible by allowing the user to specify the desired size to split recovered EDB into smaller chunks. The detail understanding of the export operation is logged and user can view it. Trial version of EdbMails EDB to PST converter is available for downloading, with all features and the export limited to 30 items of each file.                                                                             Key Benefits of EdbMails EDB to PST converter       1. Supports exchange server versions like 2019, 2016,2013,2010,2007 and 2003 and most Windows operating systems including Windows 10.2. Maintains the folder structure intact               3. Convert PUB.edb/PRIV.edb file to PST or migrate it to Office 365/Live Exchange Server.4. Repairs larger size EDB files without data loss.To know more https://www.edbmails.com

Restore accidentally deleted Public folder from Exchange Database
 Andrew Paul  
 31 March 2019  

Public folders is one of the most used features on premise Exchange Servers. With the granular level permission options that public folder allows for, it is easy to grant or deny access to users as one wishes. Public folder can be made available to everyone in the organization. The main purpose of public folder is to share common information to everyone in the organization. Public folder supports features like Contacts, Calendar, Notes, Journals etc. These features makes considerable improvement in growth of the organization. Business activities will be more streamlined and systematic. So restoring of Public folder is very important.There are many other scenarios which can corrupt the Exchange Database. System Failures such as Hardware , malicious software, human error etc can result in panic and potential data loss. Exchange Database will not mount and mailboxes will be inaccessible. In these scenarios, Exchange Database needs to be recovered at granular level. EdbMails EDB to PST converter is one of the efficient,reliable,flawless recovering tool. Apart from this, it allows user to migrate EDB mailboxes to Office 365 or Live Exchange Server. This tool ,by default does standard scan of EDB for recovery. If not able to recover,it allows user to choose Advanced Scan which can recover highly index corrupted EDB file. This tool is very user friendly and user does not need expert help for operating.Public Folder EDB data can be recovered and migrated to Office 365 or Live Exchange Server seamlessly, if need be, using EdbMails.Highlights of EdbMails EDB to PST converter :1. Efficiently extracts email items like Calendar,email attachment,emails, contacts, deleted items etc.2. Efficiently recovers both PUB.edb and PRIV.edb folders.3. Preview all your EDB contents before export operation.4. Maintains the folder hierarchy  intact. 5. There is no size limitation for recovering EDB file.6. User can specify desired size for exporting the EDB to PST.7. View of log is provided to understand the export operation.8. Very user friendly tool which can be used without expert attention.9. Supports exchange server versions like 2019,2016,2013,2010,2007 and 2003.10. Compatible with both 32 and 64 bit versions of Ms Windows.Trial version of EdbMails EDB to PST converter is available for downloading,with all features and the export limited to 30 items of each file.Visit : https://www.edbmails.com

Feature Rich EDB to PST Converter tool
 John Jorge  
 1 April 2019  
Art

As most IT admins would know very well, Exchange database EDB file is the main information store of MS Exchange Server. As with any other database, the EDB file is also prone to serious corruption issues that makes them and the data contained within them inaccessible.Many of us who have been in the field of Exchange administration for some years would know that some errors such 528 and JET are hard to rectify. This where the need for a professional Exchange Server Recovery that take complexity out of the equation arises. One of the best such tools available on the internet right now is EdbMails EDB to PST Converter.No longer are you to be content with complex partial data recovery solutions from native tools as EdbMails can recover all the information from even the most heavily corrupted exchange databases. There is also option for granular exchange recovery in EdbMails which lets you export/ migrate exactly what you want. What this means is that you can pick and choose the items/ folders that you want to be migrated instead doing it as a whole.EdbMails was built keeping user friendliness in mind, as such, even the most novice of users can make use of EdbMails to perform EDB to PST conversion. EdbMails has support for Exchange server versions 2016/2013/2010/2007/2003 and Outlook versions 2016/2013/2010/2007. There are also extensive filtering options for mails. You can also recover deleted mailboxes easily. Export offline EDB mailboxes to single or multiple PST files. Preview all the EDB contents before export operation. There is even options to directly migrate EDB to Office 365 as well as Live Exchange server.Free EDB to PST Converter trial version of EdbMails is also available for download from the official EdbMails website. The Free version allows you to test all the features of EdbMails and export upto 30 items per mailbox/folder.EdbMails also allows for splitting of the mailboxes to multiple smaller size Outlook PST files. The PST files can then be opened in any version of the Outlook or EdbMails PST viewer. It also supports mapping of EDB mailboxes to Office 365 or Live Exchange mailboxes for migration.

ଆପଣ କଣ ଅନ୍ଧବିଶ୍ବାସୀ କି?
 Rajabala Tripathy  
 1 April 2019  

ଆପଣ କଣ ଅନ୍ଧବିଶ୍ବାସୀ କି? ନୁହେଁ ନା...କୌଣସି ବ୍ୟକ୍ତି ନିଜକୁ ଅନ୍ଧବିଶ୍ୱାସୀ ବୋଲି ସ୍ୱୀକାର କରିବାକୁ ଚାହେଁ ନାହିଁ। କେବଳ ଝାଡ଼ ଫୁଙ୍କ କି ଗୁଣି ଗାରୁଡ଼ି ଉପରେ ବିଶ୍ୱାସ କରିବା ହିଁ ଅନ୍ଧବିଶ୍ୱାସ ନୁହେଁ। ସେହି ସବୁ ତକ ବିଶ୍ୱାସ ଯାହା ଆଖି ବନ୍ଦ କରି ବିନା ପ୍ରଶ୍ନ ରେ ପାଳନ କରାଯାଏ, ଯାହାର କୌଣସି ବୈଜ୍ଞାନିକ ତର୍କପୂର୍ଣ ଆଧାର ନାହିଁ, ସେଇ ସବୁ ବିଶ୍ୱାସକୁ ଅନ୍ଧବିଶ୍ୱାସ ବୋଲି କୁହାଯାଏ। ଆସନ୍ତୁ, ଆମ ଦୈନନ୍ଦିନ ଜୀବନରେ ପାଳନ ହେଉଥିବା ଏହି ସବୁ ଅନ୍ଧବିଶ୍ୱାସ କୁ ଚିହ୍ନିବା ସହ ଏହାକୁ ନିଜ ବନ୍ଧୁ ପରିଜନ ମାନଙ୍କୁ ମଧ୍ୟ ଚିହ୍ନେଇବା।1. ବାମହାତରେ ଟଙ୍କା ଦେବା ବା ନବା ଅଶୁଭ।2. ଘରେ କେହି ବେମାର ପଡିଲେ ଲଙ୍କା ଧୂଆଁ ଦେବା।3. ଘରେ, ଦୋକାନ ଓ ଯାନବାହନ ରେ ଲେମ୍ବୁ ଲଙ୍କା ହାର ଟାଙ୍ଗିବା।4. ବାହୁ ବା ଗଳାରେ ଡେଉଁରୀଆ, ତାବୀଜ ବା କଳା ସୂତା ବାନ୍ଧିବା।5. ବିଲେଇ ରାସ୍ତା ପାର କରିବା ଅଶୁଭ।6. ଚପଲ ଓଲଟା ରଖିବା ଅଶୁଭ।7. ହାତରୁ ଲଙ୍କା ନେଲେ ବା ଦେଲେ ଝଗଡା ହୁଏ।8. ପରୀକ୍ଷା ପୂର୍ବରୁ ଦହି ଚିନି ଖାଇଲେ ଶୁଭ।9. ଘରୁ ବାହାରକୁ ଯାଉଥିଲା ବେଳେ ପଛରୁ ଡାକିଲେ ବା ଛିଙ୍କିଲେ ଅଶୁଭ।10. କଳା ରଙ୍ଗ ବା କପଡା ଅଶୁଭ।11. ଗୁରୁବାର, ଶନିବାର ଓ ମଙ୍ଗଳବାର ବାଳ, ଦାଢ଼ି ବା ନଖ କାଟିବ, ସିଲେଇ କରିବା ଅଶୁଭ।12. ରାତିରେ ଝାଡ଼ୁ କରିବା ଅଶୁଭ।13. ରବିବାର, ଗୁରୁବାର ପିତା ଖାଇବା ଅନୁଚିତ।14. ଶନିବାର ତେଲ ଦାନ ଶୁଭ।15. ନଜର ଲାଗିବ।16. ବିଧବା ଓ ସନ୍ତାନ ହୀନ ମାନେ ଅଶୁଭ।17. ପିଲାଙ୍କୁ କଳା ଟୀକା ଲଗେଇବା ଅଶୁଭ।18. ନଇ ରେ ଟଙ୍କା ପକେଇବ।19. ଶନିବାର ରେ ଲୁହା କିଣିବା ଅଶୁଭ।20. ଗୁରୁବାର ରେ ଟଙ୍କା ନ ଦେବା।21. 13 ସଂଖ୍ୟାଟିକୁ ଅଶୁଭ ଭାବିବା।22. କୌଣସି ବିଶେଷ ବ୍ୟକ୍ତି ବସ୍ତୁ ପୋଷାକ କଲମ ରଙ୍ଗ ବା ମୁହୁର୍ତ୍ତ କୁ ଶୁଭ ବା ଅଶୁଭ ବୋଲି ମନେ କରିବା।23. ଶବ ଯାତ୍ରା ଦେଖିବା ଶୁଭ।24. ପେଚା, ଏକ ବଣି ଅଶୁଭ, ଯୋଡ଼ା ବଣି ଶୁଭ।25. ଝିଟିପିଟି ଉପରେ ପଡିବା ଅଶୁଭ।26. ସକାଳୁ ନିର୍ଦ୍ଧିଷ୍ଟ ବ୍ୟକ୍ତି ବା ଜାତିର ବ୍ୟକ୍ତି ର ମୁହଁ ଦେଖିବା ଅଶୁଭ।27. ଧନ ତେରସ ଦିନ ସୁନା କିଣିବା ଶୁଭ।28. ଦୁଇଟି ଝାଡ଼ୁ ସାଙ୍ଗରେ ରହିଲେ ଝଗଡ଼ା।29. କିନ୍ନର ମାନଙ୍କ ଆଶୀର୍ବାଦ ଶୁଭ।30. ସପ୍ତାହରେ ନିର୍ଦ୍ଧିଷ୍ଟ ବାରରେ ଆମିଷ ଖାଇବା।ଏଇମିତି ଅନେକ । ଏହି ସବୁ ଶୁଭ ବା ଅଶୁଭ ର ବିଚାର କେବଳ ମଣିଷ ମନର ଡର। ତେଣୁ କୌଣସି କଥା ବା ଘଟଣା କୁ  ବୈଜ୍ଞାନିକ ତର୍କ ଦ୍ୱାରା ପରୀକ୍ଷା କରନ୍ତୁ, ଏବଂ ବିନା ଡ଼ରରେ ଚିନ୍ତା କରନ୍ତୁ। ଅନ୍ଧବିଶ୍ୱାସ ରୁ ନିଜକୁ ଓ ନିଜ ପରିବେଶକୁ ମୁକ୍ତ ରଖନ୍ତୁ।ରାଜବାଳା

Exchange Server 2010 to 2016 Migration
 Emma Wils  
 2 April 2019  

EdbMails provides an Exchange Migration tool, which is best suited for the   Exchange  2010 to 2016 Migration.Main Features of Exchange Server Migration:Migrate Exchange 2007/2010 to Exchange 2007,2010,2013,2016Migrate Exchange 2013 to Exchange 2007,2010,2013,2016Migrate Exchange 2016 to Exchange 2007,2010,2013,2016Best Exchange Server Migration Tool: Migrate exchange server to exchange server without any data loss. It maintains data integrity and there is no limitation of mailboxesTrue incremental migration: The migration is true incremental without duplicatesExclude folder option : Exclude folder option can be used  during migration.Migrating Exchange Server to Exchange Server / Office 365: EdbMails provides feature to Migrate Exchange server to Exchange Server or Office 365 directly.Demo version: You can Download and install the trial version, it’s completely free and you can recover upto 30 items from each and every mailbox folders.To the point user interface with modern elements.EdbMails  is the best software for Exchange server to Exchange server migration or Office 365 migrations.Steps to Perform Live Exchange server  to Office 365 Migration1.  Install EdbMails Application in you system2. Select the option “Live Exchange Migration”3. Login to Source Live Exchange Server Admin account4. Check the mailbox list in the window, if list is not found,  Generate the mailboxes CSV file as prompted and follow the steps,  load the generated Mailboxes CSV file and continue.5. Select the Mailboxes from which you would like to migrate6.  Click “Migrate to Destination Office 365” button7. Login to destination Office 365 Admin account8. Check the mailbox list in the window,, if list is not found,  Generate the mailboxes CSV file as prompted and follow the steps,  load the generated Mailboxes CSV file and continue.9. Use automatic mapping or manual mapping method to map source and destination mailboxes10. Click “Migrate  Live Exchange  to Office 365 ” button.Also Visit: Exchange 2010 to 2016 migrationFor more information visit : https://www.edbmails.com/pages/exchange-2010-to-2016-migration.html

How to recover the exchange server Database Fast and effortlessly
 Clara Dsouza  
 2 April 2019  
Art

Whatever be the cause, Exchange database corruptions can lead to panic as they house all your organization’s information. This situation can become worse, if the Exchange server Database is not efficiently recovered sooner.There can be many more situations which can make Exchange Database corrupted. Also there can be accidental deletion of mailboxes. In any case, it is worth using EdbMails EDB to PST Converter tool for recovering Exchange Database. It has many  salient features.Efficient Conversion: Performs granular recovery with zero data loss. This means you can choose exactly what you wish to export as opposed to migrating everything as a whole. It performs two level of recovery, standard mode and advanced mode. It performs Standard recovery mode by default. If not able to recovery, the tool allows the user to choose Advanced recovery mode for highly index corrupted EDB file. Recovery of mails, mail attachments, calendars, contacts, drafts, notes, from MS Exchange Server 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, and 2019 corrupt and unmounted databases. Fully compatible with Exchange server 2019, and MS outlook 2016.Speed : This tool takes less time for conversion, very user friendly and user does not need any expert help of using tool. EDB file Preview: It displays preview of mails from unmounted databases.Public and private EDB: Export public folder and recover PRIV, PRIV1, PUB and PUB1 Exchange EDB/STM databases.No Size,Mailboxes limitation: No limitations are imposed on the size of EDB files that can be recovered using EdbMailsDeleted Mailbox recovery: Recovers deleted Exchange mailboxes and permanently deleted emails from mailbox folder.Mail formats: Supports multiple export options with MS Outlook PST, EML, and MSG.Mailboxes to PST: Recovers mailboxes and saves each  mailbox in individual PST files.No Exchange Server dependency: EdbMails does not require running Exchange services, AD or logs as is the case with some native utilities.Office 365 Migration: Recover Exchange EDB file and migrate all the mailboxes to Office 365.Hosted Exchange Migration: Supports migration to hosted Exchange Server.Offline EDB Migration: Migrates EDB to Live Exchange/Office 365.Attachment Recovery: Recovers all kinds of Multiple Attachments.To test out all the features, you can download the trial version of EDB to PST tool that will export upto 30 items per mailbox/folder.

Quick,easy, efficient, reliable EDB to PST converter from EdbMails is released
 John Jorge  
 2 April 2019  
Art

EdbMails EDB to PST Converter is reliable, efficient accurate recovery tool for corrupted Exchange Database. It can convert recovered EDB to outlook file (PST) format or migrate to Office 365 /Live Exchange Server.In Today's World, Email communication plays a major role. Exchange server Database is vulnerable to corruption. Even though latest Exchange server editions are very stable, there is no guarantee that, the platform is free from issues. Database can become corrupted because of accidental shutdown, user errors, Hardware issues etc. There is no need to panic under these circumstances. EdbMails EDB to PST Converter tool can recover the corrupted database.The tool is designed to recover all data items like mails, mail attachments, drafts, contacts, calendar, tasks, notes, journals etc. of EDB without any data loss.Here are the key Features of EdbMails EDB to PST converter.Reliable Conversion of EDB to PST:  The tool does granular brick level recovery of EDB file. User can choose desired  size to split recovered EDB into smaller chunks during PST conversion. Convert PUB.edb/PRIV.edb file to PST or migrate it to Office 365/Live Exchange Server.Preview of files: This tool is very flexible enough which user can preview the files of EDB in tree structured manner. User can choose specific file or the entiredatabase for recovery.Logging : The detailed logging of export operation is provided to user for understanding.Compatibility: Supports exchange server versions like 2019,2016,2013,2010,2007 and 2003. Compatible with Windows operating systems like Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.Please visit us at https://www.edbmails.com/Trial version of EdbMails EDB to PST converter is available for downloading with all features and the export limited to 30 items of each file.

Reliable EDB to PST converter
 John Jorge  
 10 April 2019  
Art

Exchange database can become corrupted because of improper system shutdown, hard drive failures, sudden Server breaks down, etc. These circumstances can cause interrupt to business activities.Also there can be chances of Exchage DB file corruption. Another possibility is accidentally delete of mailbox,crucial data etc. This is where a reliable EDB recovery tool becomes vital.EdbMails EDB to PST converter is reliable,efficient,accurate recovery tool for corrupted Exchange Database.It can convert recovered EDB to outlook file (PST) format or migrate to Office 365 /Live Exchange Server.The tool is designed to recover all data items like mails,mail attachments,drafts,contacts,calendar,tasks,notes,journals etc of EDB without any data loss. It can export individual mailboxes/folders or entire database. The entire  EDB can be examined and source files are not altered during migration. This process is made easier and flexible by allowing the user to specify the desired size to split recovered EDB into smaller chunks. The detail understanding of the export operation is logged and user can view it. Trial version of EdbMails EDB to PST converter is available for downloading,with all features and the export limited to 30 items of each file.Key Benefits of EdbMails EDB to PST converter1. Supports exchange server versions like 2019,2016,2013,2010,2007 and 2003.2. Compatible with Windows operating systems like Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.3. Convert PUB.edb/PRIV.edb file to PST or migrate it to Office 365/Live Exchange Server.4. Repairs Larger size EDB files without data loss.Please visit  https://www.edbmails.com/

एकांगी दृष्टीकोण अंनिसचा ("चौकट" अंधश्रध्दा निर्मुलनाची)
 Yogesh Nikam  
 12 April 2019  
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एकांगी दृष्टीकोण अंनिसचा ("चौकट" अंधश्रध्दा निर्मुलनाची)----------------------------------------by - योगेश रंगनाथ निकमऔरंगाबादYogeshnikam1303@gmail.com01 डिसेंबर 2018ही लेखमाला लिहिण्यामागची भूमिका स्पष्ट करतेवेळी उल्लेख केल्याप्रमाणे, आपण ‘तिमिरातुनी तेजाकडे' या डॉ. नरेंद्र दाभोलकर यांच्या पुस्तकाच्या आधारे “चौकट" अंधश्रध्दा निर्मुलनाची समजावून घेण्याचा, तसेच त्या अनुषंगाने “हिंदू धर्मीयांमधील अस्वस्थतेच्या कारणांचा शोध" घेण्याचा प्रयत्न करणार आहोत. हा प्रयत्न मुख्यत्वे, ‘जे हिंदू दाभोलकरांच्या कार्याने अस्वस्थ होत होते' त्यांची मानसिकता समजून घेण्याचा आहे‌. यातीलही बहुतांश हिंदू हे, ‘समाजातील बुवाबाजी तसेच लोकांना फसवणाऱ्या रस्त्यावरच्या भोंदू बाबांपासून ते पंचतारांकीत गुरूंविरोधात डॉ. दाभोलकरांनी जे कार्य चालवले होते त्याच्या विरोधात नव्हते' तसेच 'ते सुशिक्षित, विवेकी आचरण करणारे असून भडकवले जाण्याच्या कक्षेपलीकडे होते' हे पक्के ध्यानी धरावे लागेल. अन्यथा आपण, ‘मनामनात दाटलेली अस्वस्थता आणि प्रत्यक्षरित्या होणारा टोकाचा विरोध’ यात सरमिसळ करून बसू. गुंता होण्याची जिथे शक्यता आहे ती जागा आधीच हेरून ठेवल्यानंतर, आता आपण मुख्य प्रश्नाकडे वळूयात. ‘हिंदू समाजातील काही लोक, जर डॉ. दाभोलकरांच्या कार्याने अस्वस्थ होत होते, तर या अस्वस्थतेमागची कारणे नेमकी काय होती?’ चला, एकेक गाठ सोडवायला घेऊयात.डॉ. दाभोलकरांच्या 'तिमिरातुनी तेजाकडे' या पुस्तकाच्या 'विचार' या भागात एक प्रकरण ‘अंधश्रध्दा निर्मुलन समितीचा हिंदू धर्मालाच विरोध का?’ या प्रश्नावर आधारीत आहे. याच प्रकरणापासून आपण सुरवात करणार आहोत.वरील प्रश्नाचा संदर्भ देऊन डॉ. दाभोलकरांनी, “अंधश्रध्दा निर्मूलनाच्या कामातील समितीच्या कार्यकर्त्यांना नाउमेद करण्यासाठी आणि त्यांच्याबद्दल लोकमानसात जाणीवपूर्वक अपप्रचार करण्यासाठी हा प्रश्न विचारण्यात येतो.” या मांडणीची चौकट उभारली आहे. जे या चौकटीतून वरील प्रश्नाकडे पहातील, त्यांना डॉक्टर जे म्हणताहेत ते 100% खरे वाटेल.पण,डॉ. दाभोलकरांच्या चौकटीमुळे,A. वरील प्रश्न विचारण्यामागील मानसिकता एवढीच आणि अशीच असते का?B. वरील प्रश्न विचारणारांवर एकांगी दृष्टीकोणाची चौकट तर लादली गेली नाही?C. वरील प्रश्न विचारणाऱ्यांना सरळ सरळ एकाच चौकटीत बसवून त्यांच्यावर अन्याय तर केलेला नाही? आणिD. अशाप्रकारे 'एकच प्रश्न विचारणाऱ्या विविध मनोवृत्तीच्या लोकांना एकाच चौकटीत बसवले जात असेल' तर हा अवैज्ञानिक व अविवेकी दृष्टीकोण नाही का?हे उप-प्रश्न निर्माण होतात. या उप-प्रश्नांना खालील उदाहरणाद्वारे समजून घेण्याचा आपण प्रयत्न करूया व त्यानंतर मुख्य प्रश्नाकडे वळूया.काही महिन्यांपूर्वी महाराष्ट्रातील जिंतूर येथे अंधश्रध्दा निर्मूलन समितीच्या कार्यकर्त्यांनी स्मशानभुमीत मध्यरात्री वाढदिवस साजरा केला तसेच त्यावेळी शाकाहारी व मांसाहारी भोजनावर आडवा हात मारला. आपण केलेल्या या कार्याची बातमी त्यांनी विविध वृत्तपत्रांतून छापूनही आणली. बातमीमध्ये साधारणपणे असे म्हटले होते की, ‘स्मशानभूमीबाबत समाजात असलेले गैरसमज व अंधश्रद्धा दूर करण्यासाठी हे कार्य केले गेले.’अर्थातच, अनेक लोकांच्या बुद्धीला अंधश्रद्धा निर्मूलन समितीचे हे कार्य पटले नाही. त्यांनी त्याविषयी आपल्या भावनाही व्यक्त केल्या. हिंदू धर्मीय कार्यकर्त्यांकडून स्मशानभूमीचे शुद्धीकरण केले गेले तसेच अंनिसच्या कार्यकर्त्यांवर गुन्हेही दाखल केले गेले. या सगळ्या घडामोडींचा आपल्या तात्विक चर्चेशी विशेष संबंध नाही. पण या उदाहरणाद्वारे निर्माण होणारे खालील प्रश्न आपल्यासाठी महत्वाचे आहेत व त्या प्रश्नांच्या उत्तरांचा आपल्याला शोध घ्यायचा आहे.1. ‘स्मशानभूमीत जाऊन भोजन घेतल्याने आपली स्मशानाविषयीची अंधश्रद्धा दूर झाली’ हे आपण एकवेळ सत्य जरी मानले, तरी त्याने काय साध्य होईल? तुम्ही व मी आपल्या मुलाबाळांसोबत, पाच-पंचवीस नातेवाईक जमवून एखाद्या सुटीच्या दिवशी स्मशानात जाऊन सहभोजन घेणार आहोत का? की एखाद्याच्या डोक्यात उद्या स्मशानात चमचमीत व खमंग पदार्थांचे हॉटेल उघडण्याचा विचार निर्माण होईल? त्या हॉटेलची जाहिरात कशी असेल? ‘भीती सोडून भूताची, चव घ्या कोंबडीची’ अशी?खरे तर मानवाचा विवेक जोपर्यंत जागृत आहे, तोपर्यंत असे काहीही होण्याची शक्यता नाहीये. त्यामुळे अंनिसच्या कार्यकर्त्यांनी स्मशनातील भोजनाच्या अशा कितीही पंगती उठवल्या, तरी त्याचा स्मशानाला पिकनिक स्पॉट बनवण्यासाठी काहीही उपयोग नाही.2. घरात प्रेत असताना ते टिकवून ठेवण्यासाठी, त्यावर सतत औषधी तेल चोळण्याची प्रथा पूर्वीपासून बहुतांश समाज/धर्मांमधे अस्तीत्वात आहे. आज शितकरण पेट्या घरी आणून नातेवाईक येईपर्यन्त मृतदेह टिकवून ठेवला जातो. येथे हा, टिकवून ठेवणे शब्द फार महत्वाचा आहे. कारण त्यामागे, ‘प्राण निघून गेलेला देह हा ताबडतोब सडायला सुरवात होते’ हे वैज्ञानिक कारण आहे. असा सडत चाललेला मृतदेह घरात असताना काही खाण्याची इच्छा मानवाला होत नाही, हे त्याच्या आंतरिक जाणीवेतून आलेल्या सुजानतेचे लक्षण आहे. मग तोच मृतदेह ज्या ठिकाणी नेऊन जाळला किंवा पुरला जातो अशा ठिकाणी, म्हणजे “स्मशानात” जाऊन खाण्यापिण्याची भावना त्याच्या मनात निर्माण होणे शक्य आहे काय?3. स्मशान.. जाणे अपरीहार्य असले, तरी ज्या ठिकाणी मनुष्य जाऊ इच्छित नाही अशी जागा. इतरांसाठी का होईना जेंव्हा तिथे जावे लागते तेव्हा कुठल्याही साधारण मनुष्याच्या ठिकाणी, क्षणभरासाठी का होईना वैराग्याची भावना जन्म घेते. पण, प्रत्येकजण हा काही या भावनेने प्रेरित होऊन लगेच संसार सोडून वैराग्याच्या मार्गाने जाऊ शकत नाही. त्याने जाऊही नये. मुद्दा असा की, सारखे सारखे स्मशानात जात राहिल्याने “वैराग्य भावना” वाढीस लागून, जास्त लोक त्यांची संसारीक कर्तव्ये सोडून भटकत फिरायला लागतील, ज्यामुळे, कुठल्याही समाज व्यवस्थेचा सुरळीत गाडा विस्कळीत होऊ शकतो. म्हणूनच सर्व जाती/ धर्म/ पंथ/ संप्रदायातील मानवांनी आतापर्यंत स्मशानापासून दोन हात लांब अंतर राखले असावे. हे एवढे साधे तत्वज्ञान आहे.काळाच्या प्रवाहात गावाबाहेर असलेली स्मशाने आपोआपच गावकूसच्या आत आली आहेत. स्मशानाशेजारी उभ्या राहिलेल्या मोठमोठ्या इमारतींमधे लाखो परिवार संसार करत आहेत. स्मशानासमोरून जाणार्‍या हमरस्त्यांवर न थांबणारी वर्दळ वाढली आहे. या सगळ्यातून लोकांची भुता-खेतांविषयी भीती आपसूक नाहीशी झाली आहे किंवा होत आहे. त्यासाठी, विशेष काही कष्ट कुणाला करावे लागलेले नाहीत व करण्याची आवश्यकताही नाही. असे असताना अंधश्रध्दा निर्मुलनाच्या नावाखाली चाललेले हे उपद्व्याप योग्य आहेत का?4. एखाद्या शहरातल्या हमरस्त्याशेजारी असलेल्या स्मशानातून भूते - हडळी मध्यरात्री बाहेर येऊन रस्त्याच्या मधोमध 'झिंगाट' नाचताना कुणी पाहिली आहेत काय? रस्त्यावरून जाणाऱ्यांना त्यात सहभागी होण्यासाठी कुणी खेचून नेत आहे का? का स्मशानजोगी आपल्या स्मशानातल्या जगण्याच्या गोष्टी सांगून लोकांना घाबरवून सोडत फिरत आहेत?सांगायचे एवढेच की, स्मशान, त्यातली भूते किंवा स्मशानाशी संबंधीत लोक हे समाजाच्या मनात स्मशानाविषयी अंधश्रध्दा पसरवण्याचे कार्य आजघडीला तरी करताना दिसत नाहीत. (कुणी सांगावे, कदाचित ते अंधश्रध्दा विरोधी कायद्यालाही घाबरत असतील.) मग तरीही स्मशानावर 'अंधश्रध्दा निर्मुलनवाल्यांचे अतिक्रमण' कशासाठी होत आहे?उलट मानवी मनाच्या ठायी असलेल्या 'भिती' या भावनेचा आधार घेत अनेकदा चित्रपट व मालिकांमधून स्मशान, भूते व त्यांच्याविषयीच्या अंधश्रध्दा पसरवून गल्ले भरले जातात. असे असताना, या प्रकारचे चित्रपट व मालिका बनवणारांना 'अंधश्रध्दा विरोधी कायद्याच्या आधारे' चतूर्भुज करण्याचे महान कार्य न करता, माणूस मेल्याशिवाय गपगुमान ओसाड पडून असणाऱ्या स्मशानाच्या व त्यात नसणाऱ्या गरीब बिच्चाऱ्या भूतांच्या मागे अंनिसवाले का म्हणून लागले आहेत?असो.वरील प्रकारच्या विविध प्रश्नांचा विचार करता आपल्या हे लक्षात येईल की, या प्रश्नांचा हिंदू धर्माशीच काय, कुठल्याही धर्माशी अजीबातच काही संबंध नाहीये. हे प्रश्न कुठल्याही धर्माच्या लोकांना पडू शकतात.आणि जर असे प्रश्न विविध धर्माच्या लोकांना पडणार असतील तर आपल्याला, लेखाच्या सुरवातीला उपस्थित झालेल्या उप-प्रश्नांचे उत्तर मिळते.A. “अंधश्रध्दा निर्मूलनाच्या कामातील समितीच्या कार्यकर्त्यांना नाउमेद करण्यासाठी आणि त्यांच्याबद्दल लोकमानसात जाणीवपूर्वक अपप्रचार करण्यासाठी" वरील प्रश्न विचारलेले नसून कुठल्याही विवेकी मानवाच्या मनात निर्माण होणारे हे साधे सरळ तात्विक प्रश्न आहेत. त्यामुळे,B. “अंधश्रध्दा निर्मूलनाच्या कामातील समितीच्या कार्यकर्त्यांना नाउमेद करण्यासाठी आणि त्यांच्याबद्दल लोकमानसात जाणीवपूर्वक अपप्रचार करण्यासाठी प्रश्न उपस्थित केले जातात” असे म्हणून ‘प्रश्न विचारणार्‍यांवर’ एकांगी दृष्टीकोण लादण्याचा हा प्रकार आहे व त्याद्वारे,C. ‘प्रश्न विचारणार्‍यांवर’ अन्याय केला गेला आहे. तसेच,D. विज्ञान भलेही भौतिक जगतातील कुठल्याही क्रियाकलापांचे स्पष्टीकरण देत असेल परंतु, मानवाच्या मनोजगताचे काय? त्याचे उत्तर देणे विज्ञानाला शक्य नाही. यासाठी आपण एक उदाहरण पाहू. एकाच घरातील दोन मुलगे A व B हे, त्यांच्या आई-बाबांसोबत रात्री झोपण्यासाठी पहिल्या मजल्यावरील बेडरूममध्ये जातात. A सहा वर्षांचा आहे व B त्याच्यापेक्षा दोन वर्षांनी लहान आहे. रात्री मुलांना झोपवण्यासाठी अंगाई म्हणणे, गोष्ट सांगणे, दरवाजाबाहेरील बागुलबुवाची भीती दाखवणे इत्यादि गोष्टी त्यांच्या जन्मापासून सारख्याच घडल्या आहेत. सकाळी आई-बाबा व A लवकर उठून खाली आलेले असल्यास, उशिरा उठणार्‍या B ला एकटेपणाचे भय वाटत नाही. याउलट हेच A च्या बाबतीत घडल्यास त्याला मात्र एकटेपणाची भीती वाटते. A चे हेच वागणे जेंव्हा तो B च्या वयाचा होता तेव्हाही असेच होते. या उदाहरणाद्वारे निर्माण होणार्‍या, ‘एकाला भीती का वाटते व दुसर्‍याला का वाटत नाही?’ या प्रश्नाचे वैज्ञानिक उत्तर काय असेल? सगळी भौतिक परिस्थिती समान असतानाही हे होत असेल, तर या दोन मुलांकडे कुठल्यातरी एकाच चौकटीतून पाहणे योग्य ठरेल का? विज्ञानामधे एकाच गोष्टीला एकच तत्व लागू होते. उदा. पाणी म्हणजे H2O. पण मनोजगताच्या बाबत असे होत नाही. त्यामुळे एकाला भीती वाटण्याचा जो काही सिद्धान्त असेल तो दुसर्‍याला लागू पडत नाही. तेथे प्रत्येकाकडे असणार्‍या विभिन्न मनांचा सिद्धान्त लागू होतो. त्यामुळे, 'एकच प्रश्न विचारणाऱ्या परंतु विविध मनोवृत्तीच्या लोकांना एकाच चौकटीत बसवले जात असेल, तर हा सुद्धा अवैज्ञानिक दृष्टीकोण आहे,’ हे सहज स्पष्ट होते.आता, ‘हा दृष्टीकोण अविवेकी कसा?’ हे या लेखात विस्तृतपणे स्पष्ट केलेलेच आहे. तरीही हे स्पष्टीकरण अपुरे वाटत असल्यास अंनिसच्या कार्यकर्त्यांना भविष्यात आणखी एक प्रयोग करता येईल. तो प्रयोग कुठला? हे या लेखमालेतील पुढच्या लेखात पाहूया व त्याचवेळी, "अंधश्रध्दा निर्मुलन समितीचा हिंदू धर्मालाच विरोध का?" असा प्रश्न विचारण्यामागे जी अस्वस्थता आहे तिचाही शोध घेऊया.

अविवेक अंनिसचा - ("चौकट" अंधश्रध्दा निर्मुलनाची - 3)
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 12 April 2019  
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अविवेक अंनिसचा - ("चौकट" अंधश्रध्दा निर्मुलनाची)----------------------------------------by - योगेश रंगनाथ निकमऔरंगाबादYogeshnikam1303@gmail.com06 डिसेंबर 2018याआधीच्या लेखात आपण, “अंधश्रध्दा निर्मुलन समितीचा हिंदू धर्मालाच विरोध का?” या मुख्य प्रश्नाच्या आधारे निर्माण होणार्‍या उप-प्रश्नांची उकल केली, तसेच वरील प्रश्न विचारणार्‍या हिंदूंना “अंधश्रध्दा निर्मूलनाच्या कामातील समितीच्या कार्यकर्त्यांना नाउमेद करण्यासाठी आणि त्यांच्याबद्दल लोकमानसात जाणीवपूर्वक अपप्रचार करण्यासाठी हा प्रश्न विचारण्यात येतो.” या चौकटीत बसवणे चुकीचे कसे आहे ते सुद्धा पहिले.आता आपण “अंधश्रध्दा निर्मुलन समितीचा हिंदू धर्मालाच विरोध का?” हा प्रश्न विचारण्यामागे जी अस्वस्थता आहे त्या अस्वस्थतेच्या कारणांचा शोध घेण्याचा प्रयत्न करणार आहोत. यासाठी आपण मागच्या लेखात पाहिलेले, ‘महाराष्ट्रातील जिंतूर येथे अंधश्रध्दा निर्मूलन समितीच्या कार्यकर्त्यांनी स्मशानभुमीत मध्यरात्री वाढदिवस साजरा केला, तसेच त्यावेळी सामिष व निरामिष भोजनाचा आस्वाद घेतला’ हेच उदाहरण पुन्हा समोर ठेऊ. अंनिसद्वारे हा कार्यक्रम घेतल्यानंतर बहुतांश हिंदू लोकांमध्ये ज्या भावना निर्माण झाल्या, त्यातील फक्त तात्विकदृष्ट्या चर्चेस योग्य असलेल्या भावना शब्दरूपात मांडण्याचा प्रयत्न इथे केलेला आहे.1. समजा, (हे फक्त समजायचे आहे. ईश्वरकृपेने कुणावरही वाईट प्रसंग न येवो) ज्या लोकांनी स्मशानभूमीत जाऊन जेवणाचा आस्वाद घेतला, त्या व्यक्तींच्या घरातल्या जवळच्या माणसाचा मृत्यू होऊन अंत्यविधी झालेला आहे. अशावेळी हे लोक अंधश्रद्धा निर्मूलन करण्यासाठी अंत्यविधी झालेल्या ठिकाणी एखादा असाच शाकाहारी – मांसाहारी भोजनाचा कार्यक्रम ठेवणार का? ठेवला तर त्याचा मोठा गाजावाजा करून प्रसिद्धी करणार का?ते असे काही करणार नाहीत अशी अपेक्षा आहे व त्यांनी असे काही करूही नये, अशी त्यांना एक मानव म्हणून विनंतीसुद्धा आहे. कारण असे केल्याने कुठलीही विज्ञाननिष्ठता सिद्ध होणार नसून, फक्त भावनाहीन अविवेकाचेच प्रदर्शन होईल. तर मग प्रश्न असा उपस्थित होतो की, ज्यावेळी जिंतूरच्या स्मशानभूमीत असा उपद्व्याप केला गेला, त्यावेळी इतर कुणाच्यातरी जिवलगांच्या निधनामुळे त्याचवेळी स्मशानात अंत्यसंस्कार होत असतील किंवा अंनिसचा कार्यक्रम होण्याच्या थोडावेळ आधी झालेले असतील किंवा या कार्यक्रमानंतर झाले असतील. त्या इतर कुणाच्यातरी भावनांचे काय? ज्याच्या जाण्यामुळे एखाद्याला दु:ख झाले आहे अशा गेलेल्या व्यक्तीचा मृतदेह बाजूला जळत असताना, कुणीतरी बिनबुडाचा आनंद मिळवण्यासाठी शेजारीच बसून जेवत असल्याचे बघून त्या मृत व्यक्तीच्या आप्तेष्टांना काय वाटले असेल?इथे मी मृताच्या भावनांबद्दल बोलत नाहीये. जीवंत हाडामासांच्या माणसांबद्दलच हे सगळे चालले आहे. त्यामुळे यापुढे ‘अंधश्रद्धा निर्मूलनाच्या नावाखाली’ ‘वाढदिवस, काव्यमैफिल’ अशा प्रकारे स्मशानाशी संबंध जोडण्याआधी थोडा विवेकी विचार केला जाईल अशी रास्त अपेक्षा आहे. बाकी आनंद साजरा करण्याबाबत कुणाचेही दुमत नाही. परंतु तो कुठे? कधी? कसा? साजरा करावा याविषयी काही सामाजीक बंधने मानवाने स्वत:च्या विवेकाने स्वत:वरच घालून घेतलेली आहेत. समाजभान असणार्‍यांनी ती पाळावीत अशी अपेक्षा असते. तशी अपेक्षा नसेल तर रेव्ह पार्ट्यांवर धाडी घालण्यात तरी काय अर्थ आहे? ते लोकही त्यांचा आनंदच साजरा करत असतात की. आजच्या काळात ज्या हक्काबद्दल मोठया आवाजात ओरडून सांगितले जाते, त्या ‘व्यक्तिस्वातंत्र्य’ या हक्काचा उपभोगच तर हे लोक घेत असतात. याव्यतिरिक्त, ‘सामाजीक बंधने पाळली पाहिजेत, या समाजमनावर असलेल्या अंधश्रद्धेचे निर्मूलन करण्याचे कार्य आपण करत आहोत’ अशी या लोकांची श्रद्धा असल्यास त्यात चूक काय ठरेल?2. ‘हिंदू स्मशानभूमीत’ हा प्रकार घडला असल्याने त्याविरोधात बोलणारे बहुतांश लोक हे हिंदुच असणार हे उघड सत्य आहे. इतर धर्मीय मृतांचे अंत्यविधी जेथे केले जातात अशा ठिकाणी जर अंनिसच्या कार्यकर्त्यांनी हा प्रकार केला असता तर याच प्रकारच्या प्रतिक्रिया आल्या नसत्या का? ‘आल्या नसत्या’ असे ज्यांना वाटत असेल त्यांनी प्रयोग करून पाहायला व आपल्या प्रयोगाच्या मोठमोठ्या बातम्या वृत्तपत्रात प्रसिद्ध करून आणायला हरकत नाही. अर्थात, आम्ही हिंदू असल्याने आम्हाला इतर धर्मीय बांधवांच्या श्रद्धांविषयी आदर आहे व त्यामुळे वरील प्रयोग एक आव्हान म्हणून स्वीकारण्यास आम्ही कुणालाही सांगत नाही आहोत.3. हिंदू धर्मात आत्मा मोक्षपद मिळवून किंवा पुनर्जन्म घेण्यासाठी, निघून गेल्याने मृत झालेल्या देहांवर अग्निसंस्कार केला जातो. उरणारी राख सुद्धा वाहत्या पाण्यात विसर्जित केली जाते. त्यानंतर मानवाचे या भूतलावर भौतिकदृष्ट्या काहीच उरत नाही. जे काही उरते ते त्या मानवाने केलेल्या कार्याच्या व बर्‍या-वाईट आठवणींच्या स्वरूपात उरते. असे असताना हिंदू स्मशानभूमीत भूते - खेते तरी कुठून सापडणार?जर अंनिसचे कार्य ‘भुता - खेतांबद्दलची जनमाणसात असलेली भीती व अंधश्रद्धा घालवणे’ यासाठीच असेल, तर त्यांनी ज्या ठिकाणी मृतदेह पुरले जातात अशा अंत्यविधीस्थळी जाणे उचित ठरणार नाही का? तेथे किमान जमिनीखाली पुरलेले मृतदेह तरी बर्‍यावाईट अवस्थेत अस्तीत्वात असतात. याव्यतिरिक्त, ‘न्यायाच्या दिवसापर्यंत तेथेच शांतपणे पडून राहण्याची संकल्पनाही आहेच.’ त्यामुळे, आपापल्या देहासह आत्मा किंवा असेच काहीतरी जिथे थांबून आहे, तेथे जाऊन आपले प्रयोग केल्यास ते अधिक सिद्धतेने मांडता येतील, असे अंनिसवाल्यांना वाटत नाही का?बरं हे वैज्ञानिक दृष्टीकोनातूनही योग्य होईल. कारण, ‘जेथे काहीच शिल्लक उरत नाही’ अशा ठिकाणी जाऊन ‘तेथे काहीही, अगदी भूतेही नाहीत’ हे सांगण्यात काय विशेष व वेगळेपण आहे? याउलट, ‘जेथे अजून बरेचसे काही शिल्लक आहे’ अशा स्थळी प्रयोग करून ‘तेथे काहीही नाही’ हे सिद्ध करून दाखवण्यात खरा वैज्ञानिक शहाणपणा नाही का?पुन्हा एकदा हिंदू म्हणून इतर धर्मियांच्या श्रद्धांबद्दल संपूर्ण आदर व्यक्त करत, आम्ही कुणालाही असे प्रयोग करण्याबद्दल आव्हान देत नाही. कारण आमच्या दृष्टीने यातून सकारात्मक असे काहीही सध्या होत नसून, मानवी बुद्धीचा अविवेक फक्त दिसून येतो.4. ‘स्मशानभूमीत भूत, प्रेत, आत्मे भटकत असतात अशा भ्रामक कल्पना दूर करण्यासाठी’ जर अंनिसच्या कार्यकर्त्यांनी स्मशानात भोजन घेतले असेल तर, आणखी एक प्रश्न उभा राहतो. तो म्हणजे, भूत-खेतांच्या कल्पना फक्त हिंदू धर्मामध्येच आहेत का? माझ्या माहितीनुसार तरी त्या सर्वच धर्मांमद्धे समान आहेत. विविध धर्म-पंथांमधील लोकांमधे देवाच्या संकल्पनेत जरी भेद असले तरी, भूतांवर एकमत आहे. कुणाचीही भूते प्रार्थनास्थळांमधून बाहेर न पडता अंत्यविधीच्या म्हणजे स्मशान, कब्रस्तान, सिमेंट्री इत्यादी स्थानांमधेच वास करत असल्याचे समजले जाते. अर्थात, मी भूतांचा जाणकार व समर्थक नाही आणि समर्थन द्यावे असे सांगण्यास मला कुणाचेही भूत आतापर्यंत भेटलेले नाही. पण मी कादंबऱ्यांमधून या संकल्पना वाचल्या आहेत, मराठी-हिंदी-इंग्रजी चित्रपटांतून पाहिल्या आहेत. आपणासही भूतांचा एवढाच आणि असाच असाच अनुभव असेल.सांगायचे एवढेच की, जर भूतांचा प्रश्न हा एवढा वैश्विक आहे तर मग 'अंधश्रध्दा निर्मुलनासाठी स्मशानभूमीसारख्या हिंदू प्रतिकांनाच का निवडले जाते?' हा हिंदूंचा साधा सरळ व स्वच्छ प्रश्न आहे.  येथे आपणाला अंनिसच्या कार्यामुळे काही हिंदूंमध्ये जी अस्वस्थता पसरते त्या अस्वस्थतेच्या कारणांपैकी एक कारण मिळते. ते कारण म्हणजे, ‘अंधश्रद्धा निर्मूलनासाठी नेहमी नेहमी हिंदूंच्याच प्रतिकांचा आधार घेतला जातो’ हे होय.स्मशानभूमीतील वाढदिवसाच्या उदाहरणाचा विचार करता आपल्या हे लक्षात येईल की, हिंदूंची अस्वस्थता योग्य आहे. कारण, इतर धर्मांच्या प्रतिकांचा आधार घेऊनही याच प्रकारचे अंधश्रद्धा निर्मूलनाचे उदाहरण देता आले असते, परंतु तसे झालेले नाही. या गोष्टींचा सुप्तरित्या होणारा परिणाम असा की, जेव्हा योग्य कारणासाठी हिंदू प्रतिकांचा आधार घेऊन अंधश्रद्धा निर्मूलन केले जाते तेव्हाही बर्‍याचश्या हिंदूंना ते अन्यायपूर्ण वाटू लागते. आता असे वाटणे योग्य की अयोग्य याचा काथ्याकूट करत बसण्यापेक्षा ‘अन्यायाची भावना निर्माण होऊ नये’ यासाठी काय करता येईल? याचा विचार करायला हवा. कारण, ‘अन्याय होतोय असे वाटणे’ हे वर्तमानात मोठ्या प्रमाणात जाणवणारे सत्य आहे व ‘अंधश्रद्धा निर्मूलनाचे कार्य’ यापुढेही पूर्वीच्याच प्रकारे चालू राहिल्यास ही भावना आणखी वाढत जाऊन त्याचे अजून विपरीत परिणाम दिसण्याचीही शक्यता नाकारता येत नाही. या अनिष्ट परिणामांपासून आपल्या पुढच्या पिढ्यांना वाचवण्यासाठी ‘आज, विचार करायला हवा’.असो.'अंधश्रध्दा निर्मुलनासाठी हिंदूंच्याच प्रतिकांना का निवडले जाते?' याप्रश्नाचे उत्तर डॉ. दाभोलकरांनी आपल्या परीने देण्याचा प्रयत्न केलेला आहे. परंतू, हे उत्तर परिपूर्ण आहे असे मला वाटले नाही. कारण, ते उत्तर देताना हिंदू धर्माच्या एका अनोख्या वैशिष्ट्याचा विचार केलेला नाही. हे वैशिष्ट्य जगातील सर्व धर्मांच्या पाठी फक्त हिंदू धर्मामध्येच आहे आणि म्हणून ते ‘एकमेवाद्वितीय’ आहे. आपण या वैशिष्ट्याचा, त्याच्या सौंदर्याचा व त्या अनुषंगाने वरील प्रश्नासंदर्भात डॉक्टरांनी दिलेल्या उत्तराचा ऊहापोह, पुढील लेखात करू.तत्पूर्वी, याआधीच्या लेखात म्हटल्याप्रमाणे ‘अंधश्रध्दा निर्मुलन समितीचा हिंदू धर्मालाच विरोध का?’ असा प्रश्न विचारणार्‍यांकडे “अंधश्रध्दा निर्मूलनाच्या कामातील समितीच्या कार्यकर्त्यांना नाउमेद करण्यासाठी आणि त्यांच्याबद्दल लोकमानसात जाणीवपूर्वक अपप्रचार करण्यासाठी हा प्रश्न विचारण्यात येतो.” या चौकटीतून पाहणे ‘अविवेकी’ कसे आहे हे स्वत:लाच आणखी सुस्पष्टरित्या कळावे म्हणून अंनिसच्या कार्यकर्त्यांना पुढील अनोखा प्रयोग करता येईल. खरेतर मरणोत्तर देहदानाची इच्छा व्यक्त करणारा फॉर्म मी भरलेला आहे. परंतू, भविष्यात हा प्रयोग करायचा असल्यास, माझा हा लेख म्हणजे कायदेशीर प्रमाण मानून माझा मृतदेह अंनिस कार्यकर्त्यांच्या हवाली करण्यात यावा. तसेच ते माझ्या मृतदेहाशी जे काही करतील करतील त्याला ‘विटंबना न मानता वैज्ञानिक प्रयोग मानण्यात यावा’ अशी इच्छाही मी व्यक्त करत आहे त्यामुळे या प्रयोगामुळे कुणीही आपल्या भावना दुखावून घेऊ नयेत. मी माझ्या घरच्यांनाही तसे सांगून ठेवतो व त्यांच्याकडून या प्रयोगात काहीही अडचण येणार नाही अशी अपेक्षा व्यक्त करतो.‘स्मशानात जेवणे’ म्हणजे खरेच ‘अंधश्रद्धेचे निर्मूलन व वैज्ञानिक दृष्टीकोण रुजविणे’ असेल तर मग, जे भोजन ग्रहण करायचे आहे ते स्मशानातच तयार करण्यास तरी काय अडचण आहे? ते ही तिथेच उपलब्ध होणार्‍या अग्नीवर? अंनिसवाल्यांनी माझ्या चितेवरच भांडी ठेऊन त्यात आपले भोजन शिजवले व ग्रहण केले, तर पुढे ‘असे केल्याने माझ्या भुताची बाधा झाली नाही’ हे त्यांना वैज्ञानिकरित्या सिद्ध करता येईल. आणि मांसाहारच करायचा असेल तर बाहेरून मांस तरी कशाला आणायचे? माझाच मृतदेह त्यासाठी वापरता येईल की. वैज्ञानिकदृष्ट्या मांस शेवटी मांसच असते. मग ते एखाद्या कोंबडीचे असो अथवा दुसर्‍या एखाद्या प्राण्याचे असो वा माझे असो. त्याचा चवीष्ठपणा जवळपास सारखाच असेल, नाही का?वाचकांनो आणि विशेषत: अंनिसच्या कार्यकर्त्यांनो, वरील प्रयोगात वैज्ञानिकदृष्ट्या काहीही अनुचित नाही. प्रश्न आहे तो फक्त मानव म्हणून आपल्याकडे असणार्‍या विवेकाचा. इतरांच्या विवेकाला साद घालण्याचा आपलाच मार्ग तर अविवेकी नाहीये ना? हे तपासायला हवे. कारण, आपण सध्या प्रयोगशाळेत ‘पेशी’ तयार करू शकतो त्यामुळे भविष्यात प्रयोगशाळेतच एखादा जीवंत माणूसही निर्माण करू शकतो, असे समजण्यास वाव असला तरी प्रश्न ‘आपण तसे करावे की न करावे एवढाच आहे’ आणि हा ज्याच्या त्याच्या ‘विवेकाचा’ किंवा ‘अविवेकाचा’ प्रश्न आहे. तो प्रत्येकाने आपापलाच सोडवायला हवा.

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*गैरसमज अनिंसचा* (चौकट अंधश्रध्दा निर्मुलनाची)----------------------------------------by - *योगेश रंगनाथ निकम*औरंगाबादYogeshnikam1303@gmail.com10 डिसेंबर 2018मागील लेखात मी सांगितलेल्या प्रयोगाने ज्यांच्या अंगावर शहारे आले असतील, त्यांनी एका सत्य घटनेवर आधारलेला *अलाईव्ह* हा सुंदर इंग्रजी चित्रपट पाहावा. जिवंतपणाची कुठलीही खूण नसणार्‍या बर्फाळ भागात एका प्रवासी विमानाचा अपघात होतो. विमानातले काही प्रवासी त्या अपघातात मरण पावतात व बरेचसे वाचतात. वाचलेल्यांना प्रवाशांना तिथल्या भयंकर परिस्थितीशी लढा देऊन माणसांच्या जगात परत येण्यासाठी, काही दिवस जिवंत राहणे आवश्यक असते त्यामुळे जिवंत राहण्यासाठी त्यांना आपल्या पोटाची भूक भागवणेसुध्दा आवश्यक ठरते. 'अन्न’ ही मूलभूत गरज पूर्ण करण्यासाठी मग त्यातले काही प्रवासी अपघातात मरण पावलेल्या व्यक्तींच्या मृतदेहाच्या मांसाचे भक्षण करतात. ‘या प्रकारे आपली भूक भागवली जावी’ हे ज्यांच्या बुद्धीला पटत नाही असे प्रवासी अन्नाअभावी मरण पत्कारणे पसंत करतात. त्यातला एक प्रवासी मरता मरता जिवंत असणार्‍यांना सांगते की, ‘मानव देहाच्या मांसाचे भक्षण करणे मला तर काही जमले नाही, परंतू माझ्या शरीराचे मांस खाऊन तुम्ही जिवंत राहावे अशी माझी इच्छा आहे व त्यास मी आनंदाने परवानगी देतो’. या विमान अपघातातून जे पुन्हा आपल्या जगात परत आले त्यांनीच ही कहाणी वर्णन केली आहे.सांगायचे एवढेच की, ‘अपरीहार्य परिस्थितीत मानव कसा वागेल’ याचा अंदाज बांधता येत नाही. तो ज्या प्रकारे वागला त्याचे समर्थनही करता येत नाही व त्याचे वागणे चूक होते असे म्हणण्याचाही आपल्याला काही अधिकार असत नाही. थोडक्यात, *आपण न्यायाधीशाची भूमिका पार पाडू शकत नाही*. कारण आपण, आपापल्या दिवाणखान्यांमध्ये बसून चहाच्या घोटासोबत फक्त विचार करत असतो.‘अपरिहार्य परिस्थिती आपल्यासमोर उद्भवली तर आपण स्वत: नेमके कसे वागू?’ याबद्दल आपल्याला विचार करता येईल खरा, पण तो ‘जर तर’ चा विचार असेल. स्वत:ची ‘अशा शक्यता अशक्यतांच्या अपरिहार्य परिस्थितीतून सुटका व्हावी’ म्हणून मानवाने संस्कृती व त्याद्वारे जगण्याची एक विशिष्ट पद्धत निर्माण केली. आपण जी जीवनपद्धती जगत असतो ती क्षणार्धात निर्माण झालेली नसते, त्यामुळे काळाच्या ओघात तिच्यात निर्माण झालेले टाकाऊ घटक काढून टाकण्यासाठी सुद्धा दीर्घकाळ जावा लागतो. आपल्या जीवनपद्धतीत ‘त्याज्य दुर्गुण’ निर्माण झालेले आहेत हे कळण्याइतपत जीवनदृष्टी सर्वसाधारण समाजाला असत नाही. अशी दृष्टी असणारे 'ज्ञानी लोक' समाजप्रवाहातील साचलेपणा दूर करून आपल्या संस्कृतीला काळाबरोबर वाहते ठेवत असतात. या ज्ञानी लोकांना विरोध करणारेही असले तरी ज्ञानी लोक मात्र आपल्या विरोधकांना हीन लेखत नाहीत. कारण, हा विरोध अज्ञानातून आलेला आहे याची त्यांना जाण असते. तसेच हे ज्ञानी लोक ‘काही गोष्टी चुकीच्या आहेत' या कारणाने संपूर्ण जीवनदृष्टी चुकीची ठरवत नाहीत व संपूर्ण संस्कृतीचा पायादेखील भुसभुशीत करत नाहीत.हे सगळे विवेचन करण्याचे कारण की, *आजच्या हिंदू समाजाची अस्वस्थता* हीच आहे. इंग्रजांच्या आगमनासोबत भारतात आलेला, *पाश्चिमात्य पुढारलेपणाचा दृष्टीकोण व त्याधारे भारतीय संस्कृतीला हीन लेखण्याची मनोवृत्ती* हे घटक विद्यमान हिंदू असंतोषाचे जनक आहेत. हिंदू धर्म व त्यायोगे भारतीय संस्कृतीमधे मध्ययुगात अस्तीत्वात असलेल्या बहुतांश चुकीच्या संकल्पना काळाच्या ओघात कधीच्याच मागे पडल्या आहेत. हिंदू व भारतीय सामाजाने काळाप्रमाणे आपल्यात बदल केले आहेत. असे असतांनाही 'काहीच घडले नाही’ या आविर्भावात समाजातील काही घटक हिंदू धर्मावर अखंडपणे अश्लाघ्य टीकाटिपण्ण्या करून असंतोष पसरवत आहेत.असंतोष पसरवणारे हे घटक भारतात बऱ्याच शतकांपासून अस्तीत्वात असले तरी, त्यांची मानसिकता लोकांपर्यंत पोहोचण्याला मर्यादा होती. कारण, विचार प्रसिद्ध करण्याचे कालपर्यंतचे महत्वाचे माध्यम असणार्‍या प्रिंटमीडिया व पुस्तकांमध्ये लिहिलेले शेवटी प्रत्यक्ष छापले जात असे. साहजिकच ते प्रसिद्ध करणार्‍याला जबाबदारीची जाणीव व कायद्यांची भीती होती. आजच्या काळातील सोशल मीडियाने मात्र या सर्व मर्यादा जवळपास काढून टाकल्या आहेत. आपले विचार प्रसारित करण्याचे 'मोबाइल' हे अतिशय सोपे साधन उपलब्ध झाल्यापासून लिहिणारे सहज मोकळे व्हायला लागले आहेत. परिणामी, आजच्या काळात लिहिणार्‍यांची व जे काही बरे-वाईट लिहिले जात आहे ते नजरेसमोरून घालवणार्‍या वाचकांची संख्याही अमर्यादित प्रमाणात वाढते आहे. याचा फायदा घेऊन भारतीय समाजव्यवस्था उध्वस्त करू पाहणार्‍या अनेकानेक देशी-विदेशी शक्ति, लिहिणार्‍या डोक्यांना दिशा देण्याचे कार्य करत आहेत. या ‘विघातक शक्तींची कार्य करण्याची पद्धत कशी आहे’ हा समजावून घेण्याचा विषय असून, त्याचे होणारे भयंकर परिणाम रोखण्यासाठी काय करता येईल, हा स्वतंत्र चर्चेचा भाग आहे. पुढच्या विविध लेखांद्वारे आपण या सर्व बाबींवर चर्चा करूच, पण *त्याआधी मागच्या लेखात म्हटल्याप्रमाणे 'अंधश्रध्दा निर्मुलनासाठी हिंदूंच्याच प्रतिकांना का निवडले जाते?' याप्रश्नाचे जे उत्तर डॉ. दाभोलकरांनी आपल्या परीने देण्याचा प्रयत्न केलेला आहे त्यावर चर्चा करूया.*या प्रकारचा प्रश्न डॉ. दाभोलकरांना याआधीही विचारला गेला असेल, त्याचे विश्लेषण करताना ते म्हणतात की, “समिती अंधश्रद्धांची जी प्रकरणे लढवते, त्या प्रकरणांतील बहुसंख्य प्रकरणे हिंदूंची असतात, हे खरे आहे. याचे कारण असे आहे की, भारतात 82 टक्के हिंदू धर्मीय लोक आहेत. याचाच अर्थ असा, समितीने लढवलेल्या प्रकरणांतील साधारणपणे 82 टक्के प्रकरणे हिंदूंचीच असणार आणि त्यामुळे ती बहुसंख्येने दिसतात.”डॉक्टरांचे वरील म्हणणे मला व्यक्तिश: अगदी 100 टक्के मान्य आहे. आता याच सत्यतेचा आधार घेऊन हे ही सिद्ध होते की, जेंव्हा 82 टक्के प्रकरणे हिंदूंची असतील अशावेळी अंनिसच्या कार्यामुळे जे लोक अस्वस्थ होतात, त्यांच्यात जास्तीत जास्त प्रमाण हिंदूंचे असेल व अंनिसला विरोध असणार्‍या इतर धर्मियांचे प्रमाण तितकेसे मोठे असणार नाही. कारण, हा फक्त लोकसंखेच्या टक्केवारीमूळे दिसणारा फरक आहे.याचा दुसरा अर्थ असा की, इतर धर्मियांच्या श्रद्धा किंवा अंधश्रद्धांचे इतक्याच मोठ्या प्रमाणात व सातत्याने अशाच प्रकारे निर्मूलन करण्याचा प्रयत्न केल्यास, त्यांच्याकडून अंनिसला होणार्‍या (कदाचित अधिक कट्टर) विरोधाची टक्केवारीही तितकीच मोठी असेल. *येथे मुद्दा लक्षात घ्यायचा तो एवढाच की, अंनिसला जे लोक विरोध करतात त्यामध्ये हिंदूंचे प्रमाण जास्त दिसण्याचे कारण हिंदू लोकसंखेची बहुलता एवढेच आहे. त्यामुळे, अनिंसला होणाऱ्या विरोधाची टक्केवारी ही हिंदू धर्माशी निगडित समस्या नसून, हा फक्त तुम्ही ज्यांच्या भावनांशी खेळता आहात, त्या लोकांच्या लोकसंख्येचा प्रश्न आहे.*आता आपण जरा आणखी गहण विश्लेषणाकडे जाऊया. हिंदूंसमोरचा सर्वात मोठा प्रश्न असा की, "मुळात अनिंसवाले हिंदू समाजाशी निगडीत प्रकरणांवरच मोठ्या प्रमाणात बोट का ठेवतात ? त्यांना इतर धर्मियांच्या अंधश्रध्दा दिसत नाहीत का ?" या प्रकारच्या प्रश्नाचे जे उत्तर डॉ. दाभोळकरांनी दिले आहे ते आपण आधी सविस्तरपणे पाहू. या प्रकारच्या प्रश्नासंदर्भात उत्तर देताना डॉक्टर म्हणतात की, 'समाजात आजही एका धर्माच्या अंधश्रध्देबद्दल दुसऱ्या धर्मातील लोकांनी बोललेले चालत नाही. एवढेच नव्हे, तर एका जातीतील अंधश्रध्देबद्दल दुसऱ्यांनी बोलले तरी प्रक्षोभ होतो. समाजात 82% लोक हिंदू आहेत. याचा अर्थ 'अनिंस'मधील कार्यकर्त्यांची किमान तेवढी संख्या हिंदूंची असणार. स्वाभाविकच या हिंदू कार्यकर्त्यांनी मुसलमानांच्या अंधश्रध्दांबद्दल बोलणे ही बाब मुसलमानांना रुचत नाही."वाचकांनो, *वरील विश्लेषण करताना डॉक्टरांनी एक गंभीर चूक केली आहे*, ती आपण समजून घेतली तर 'हिंदू धर्म व हिंदू मानसिकता समजून न घेण्याचा’ जो घातक परिणाम भारतीय समाजावर मागच्या काही शतकांपासून होत आहे, तो यापुढे होऊ नये म्हणून प्रयत्न करता येतील. *"समाजात 82% लोक हिंदू आहेत. याचा अर्थ 'अनिंस'मधील कार्यकर्त्यांची किमान तेवढी संख्या हिंदूंची असणार" असे समजणे म्हणजे निव्वळ गैरसमज आहे* आणि तो निर्माण होण्याचे कारण म्हणजे, वरील विश्लेषण करताना ‘हिंदू धर्माच्या एका अनोख्या वैशिष्ट्याचा विचार करण्यात आलेला नाही. (येथे हिंदू धर्म या संकल्पनेअंतर्गत ‘भारतात उदयास आलेले सर्व धर्म/ पंथ/ संप्रदाय’ असा अर्थ गृहीत आहे. कारण, या विभिन्न मत-मतांतरच्या लोकांच्या मानसिकतेमध्ये/ आचार-विचारांमध्ये तसेच जीवनपद्धतीमध्ये ‘समरसतेची भारतीय समानता’ आहे.)अंनिस कार्यकर्त्यांच्या एकूण संख्येमधे हिंदू धर्मीय कार्यकर्त्यांची संख्या 82% एवढी प्रचंड असेलही. परंतू ती तितकी असण्याचे कारण डॉक्टरांनी म्हटल्याप्रमाणे ‘भारतीय लोकसंख्येतील हिंदूंचे जास्त प्रमाण’ एवढेच असल्याचे समजणे म्हणजे अतिशय *गंभीर चूक* आहे आणि हीच चूक आपण सगळे आतापर्यंत धर्मनिरपेक्षता व राष्ट्रवादासारख्या संकल्पना समजावून घेतानासुद्धा करत आलो आहोत. ही चूक ‘भारतीय समाजाकडे पाश्चात्य चश्म्यांतून बघण्याचे प्रशिक्षण मिळाल्याने’ होत आलेली असून, ती दुरुस्त करण्यासाठी आपल्याला ‘स्वत:कडे स्वत:च्या नजरेतून बघणे’ पुन्हा एकदा शिकावे लागेल.*कोण आहोत आपण हिंदू ?*- ‘कोःहं ?’ या प्रश्नापासून ‘तत्वमसि’ आणि ‘अहं ब्रम्हास्मि’ या उत्तरांपर्यंतचा प्रवास उपनिषदांच्या काळातच पूर्ण करणारे आपण हिंदू आहोत.- ‘चार आर्यसत्यांद्वारे’ मानवी जीवनाच्या दु:खाचे संपूर्ण वैज्ञानिक विश्लेषण करून ‘अप्प दीपो भव:’ हा मार्ग सांगणार्‍या भगवान गौतम बुद्धाची वाट अनुसरणारे आपण हिंदू आहोत.- जगातल्या सर्वात मोठ्या अशा ‘णमोकार’ मंत्राचे उच्चारण करणारे आपण हिंदू आहोत.- गुरु नानक देव यांच्या ‘एक ओंकार सतनाम’ या मूलमंत्राचे पठण करणारे आपण हिंदू आहोत.- सकल प्राणिमात्रांसह चराचर सृष्टीचे ‘अंतिम गंतव्य’ एकच असून तिथपर्यंत पोहोचण्याचे ‘मार्ग भिन्न-भिन्न’ आहेत हे तत्व मान्य करणारे आपण हिंदू आहोत.- *‘सर्वसमावेशकता हे पूर्णपणे अनोखे तत्वज्ञान जन्मजातच रक्तात भिनलेले आपण हिंदू आहोत. ‘कुठल्याही विरुद्ध मताचा स्वीकार करणे/ आदर राखणे’ हे हिंदू म्हणून आपले संपूर्ण पृथ्वीतलावर एकमेवाद्वितीय असे वैशिष्ठ्य आहे.* या विशिष्ट तत्वामुळेच कुठल्याही नव्या किंवा क्रांतिकारी विचाराचा सहज स्वीकार करणारे लोकसुद्धा हिंदूच असल्याचे दिसून येते. या अनोख्या वैशिष्ट्यामुळे अगदी विरुद्ध मतांचा पुरस्कार करणार्‍यांमध्येही हिंदूच आघाडीवर दिसतात. अगदी ‘अंनिस’ कार्यकर्त्यांच्या एकूण संख्येमधे हिंदू धर्मीय कार्यकर्त्यांची संख्या एवढी प्रचंड दिसते ती सुद्धा यामुळेच. ही संख्या जास्त दिसण्याचा संबंध हिंदूंच्या लोकसंख्येच्या प्रमाणाशी फार अधिक नसून त्यांच्या खुल्या मानसिकतेशी जास्त आहे. शेवटी डॉ. दाभोलकरांनी आपल्या विश्लेषणात म्हटल्याप्रमाणे ‘'हिंदू कार्यकर्त्यांनी मुसलमानांच्या अंधश्रध्दांबद्दल बोलणे ही बाब मुसलमानांना रुचत नाही." हे ही खरेच. कारण ‘सर्वसमावेशकता’ हे अनोखे तत्वज्ञान हिंदू सोडून इतर कुठल्याही धर्माकडे नाही. तसेच तिथे, इतरांच्या मतांचे ‘खंडण-मंडन’ करण्याची परंपराही अस्तीत्वात नसून सरळसोट तलवारींची भाषा आहे. त्यामुळेच, ‘आपापल्या धर्माच्या ईश्वरी मान्यतांवर बाळबोध आघात करत आपल्या धर्मात निर्माण झालेल्या अंधश्रद्धांचे निर्मूलन करण्याची प्रेरणा’ हिंदू नसणार्‍या इतर धर्मीय व्यक्तीच्या मनात एकतर जन्म घेत नसावी किंवा घेतली तरी ती राबवण्यासाठी त्या व्यक्तीची हिम्मत होत नसावी.थोडक्यात सांगायचे तर ‘अंनिस’मधे असणार्‍या माझ्या बांधवांनो, ‘तुम्ही अंधश्रद्धा निर्मूलनाच्या नावाखाली फक्त आणि फक्त हिंदू धर्माला बडवण्याचाच ढोंगीपणा यापुढेही असाच करत रहाणार आहात. इतर धर्मातील अंधश्रध्दांवर तुम्ही ठेवलेले बोट कायमच ताटातल्या चिमूटभर मिठापुरते म्हणजे फक्त दाखवण्यापुरते मर्यादित रहाणार आहे. कारण, तुम्हाला इतर धर्मीय कार्यकर्ते हव्या तेवढ्या प्रमाणात मिळणारही नाहीत आणि इतर धर्मांतील अंधश्रद्धांवर इतके सलग प्रहार करण्याची तुमची हिम्मतही कधीच होणार नाही.’परंतू*‘आपण जे काही करतो आहोत त्यालाच फक्त विवेक म्हटले जाते अशी तुमचीही अंधश्रद्धाच आहे’* एवढे मात्र निश्चित.तसेच,बहुधर्मीय भारतात ‘सतत हिंदूंच्या अंधश्रद्धांवर बोट ठेवून आपण फार मोठी समाजसुधारणा घडवून आणत आहोत’ हा ही तुमचा गैरसमजच म्हणायचा.असो.या लेखात, *अंधश्रध्दा निर्मूलनाच्या कार्यात सहभागी असलेल्यांमधे हिंदू कार्यकर्त्यांची संख्या मोठी असण्याचे कारण, लोकसंख्येच्या बहुलतेशी जोडणे म्हणजे निव्वळ गैरसमज असल्याचे व हिंदू कार्यकर्त्यांच्या मोठ्या संख्येचे कारण हिंदूंच्या खुल्या मानसिकतेशी निगडित असल्याचे आपण पाहिले.**अंतस्थ जाणीवांची एकसमान आस्था असणार्‍या भारतीयांचा स्वभाव* आपण ‘नाण्याची एक बाजू’ या पुढच्या लेखात समजून घेण्याचा प्रयत्न करूया व त्यानंतर ‘भारतासमोरील वर्तमानाचे सर्वात मोठे आव्हान’ काय आहे यावर चर्चा करूया.

*नाण्याची एक बाजू* (चौकट अंधश्रध्दा निर्मुलनाची - 5)
 Yogesh Nikam  
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*नाण्याची एक बाजू* (चौकट अंधश्रध्दा निर्मुलनाची)----------------------------------------by - *योगेश रंगनाथ निकम*औरंगाबादYogeshnikam1303@gmail.com21 डिसेंबर 2018खरे तर माणसाच्या वर्तमान विचार, कृती, कर्तृत्वावर इतिहासाच्या पुर्व संचिताचा प्रभाव असतो. त्यामुळे, ऐतिहासिक जाणिवा विस्मृतीत गेल्या की, गतकाळच्या चुकांमधून शिकणे जसे दुरापास्त होत जाते तसेच भविष्यकालीन वाटचालीस, पुर्वजांकडून मिळणारा आपलेपणाचा भरभक्कम व समृध्द पाठिंबा सुध्दा शिल्लक रहात नाही. या प्रक्रियेत एकतर, गतकाळच्या चिरेबंदी वाड्यांच्या भिंतीना लिंपून काढणारे वारसदार न उरल्याने त्या वाड्यांचे हळूहळू भग्नावशेषात रूपांतर व्हायला लागते. किंवा मग, पुर्वजांनी केलेलं पक्कं बांधकाम कर्मठपणे ताठच उभं असलं तरी, त्याच्याशी आत्मियता असलेल्या वंशावळी कधीच्याच नष्ट झालेल्या असतात. याचे उदाहरण म्हणून आपण अनुक्रमे अमेरिकेतील ‘माया संस्कृती’ व इजिप्तची ‘मिस्त्र संस्कृती’ यांचे उदाहरण डोळ्यांसमोर आणू शकतो.*‘जंबूमहाद्वीपातील मानवाचा अर्थात भारतीय उपखंडातील लोकांचा म्हणजेच हिंदूंचा मूळ सर्वसमावेशक स्वभाव आणि वर्तमानात घडत असलेल्या घटना’ यांचा विचार, आपल्याला वरील संदर्भात करावा लागेल.* कारण प्रश्न शेवटी, 'आपण आपल्या पुढच्या पिढ्यांसाठी कुठला वारसा सोडून जाणार आहोत?' यासंबंधी आहे.ज्या भारताची 'नागरिकांना राज्य करण्याचा अधिकार देणारी' वर्तमान राज्यव्यवस्था त्याच्या 'अतुल्य संविधानावर आधारित' आहे त्या संविधानास जाळणारांकडे दुर्लक्ष करणारे महामुर्ख म्हणून भविष्यात आपल्याला ओळखले जावे?, कि पारतंत्र्यात असलेल्या आपल्या पुर्वजांना परकीय सत्तेविरुद्ध एकत्रित होऊन लढण्याची प्रेरणा देणाऱ्या, जाज्वल्य देशभक्ती जागृत करणाऱ्या, मातृभूमीसाठी हसत हसत आपले बलिदान देण्यास उद्युक्त करणाऱ्या 'वंदे मातरम्' या गीताला विरोध करणारांकडे मूकपणे पहाणारे शतमूर्ख म्हणून आपल्याला ओळखले जावे? हे आपल्याला ठरवावे लागेल.ज्या 'वंदे मातरम्' ने प्रेरीत होऊन आपल्या पुर्वजांनी स्वातंत्र्याचा लढा दिला व तो जिंकून आपल्यासाठी 'संविधानावर आधारित' वर्तमान लोकशाही व्यवस्था निर्माण केली, त्या आपल्याच पुर्वजांना आपण वेड्यात काढणार आहोत का? हे आपल्याला ठरवावे लागेल.*‘वंदे मातरम्’ला ज्यांचा विरोध होता ते भारतातून आपला वाटा-हिस्सा घेऊन 1947 साली इथून निघूनच गेले आहेत. ज्यांना भावा-भावाप्रमाणे एकत्र रहाणे मान्य नव्हते त्यांनी आपल्या अगणित देशबांधवांचे मुडदे पाडून 1947 साली स्वत:ची वेगळी चूल मांडलीच आहे. भारताच्या भूमीवर जवळपास आठ-नऊशे वर्ष राहिल्यानंतरही ज्यांना आपल्या धार्मिक आस्था भारतीय मातीपेक्षाही जास्त महत्वाच्या होत्या ते आपल्या धार्मिकतेच्या कुंपणात 1947 साली बंदिस्त झालेलेच आहेत.*हे संदर्भ इथे उधृत करण्याचे कारण एवढेच की, *विसर पडत चाललेल्या किंवा आतापर्यंत उच्चार न केलेल्या एका महत्त्वाच्या गोष्टीची आठवण करून द्यायची आहे. आणि ती गोष्ट म्हणजे, '1947 साली भारतातून निघून न जाता जे इथेच थांबले आहेत ते भारत भूमीस एकसंध ठेवणाऱ्या राष्ट्रीय अस्मितांचा आदर करतात आणि त्या अस्मितांचा धर्म/ पंथ/ जात/ वंश या सर्व भेदकारक गोष्टींपलीकडे जाऊन स्विकार करतात' हे गृहीत धरलेले आहे.* आणि याच गृहीतकावर, प्रत्येक भारतीयाने 'संविधानाद्वारे दिला गेलेला आपापल्या धर्माच्या पालनाचा अधिकार' तपासून पहायचा आहे. या धार्मिक अधिकाराच्या हननाची मोठ्याने ओरडून द्वाही फिरवण्याआधी, *'धर्म म्हणजे कर्तव्य'* ही जम्बूद्विपातील म्हणजेच भारतीय उपमहाद्वीपातील संस्कृतीच्या लाखो वर्षांच्या संचितांतून उत्पन्न झालेली व्याख्या, नीटपणे समजून घेणे आवश्यक आहे.*भारतातील प्रत्येक नागरिकाला स्वत:च्या अधिकारांचा उच्चार करण्याआधी, भारत या राष्ट्राप्रती असलेल्या त्याच्या वैयक्तिक कर्तव्यांची जाण असलीच पाहिजे. ज्या कुठल्या प्रेरणा व अस्मितांच्या आधारावर हा देश हजारो वर्षांपासून एकसंध राहिला आहे, त्या राष्ट्रीय संचीताचा सन्मान राखणे हे प्रत्येक भारतीयाचे कर्तव्य आहे आणि त्याने ते पार पाडायलाच हवे.*'भारताचे संविधान व वंदे मातरम्' यांसारख्या अनेकविध अस्मिता 'दर तीन कोसांवर बदलणारी भाषा असलेल्या' विशालकाय भारतीय उपखंडाच्या एकसंधपणासाठी आवश्यक राहिल्या आहेत.भगवान राम असोत की भगवान बुद्ध, भगवान महावीर असोत की वंदनीय गुरूनानक जी... ही सर्व भारतीयांसाठी समान रितीने प्रेरणास्थाने आहेत. किंबहुना प्रेरणास्थानांपेक्षाही मोक्षस्थाने आहेत. 'जय श्रीराम' म्हणा की 'नमो बुध्दाय', 'नमो अरिहंताय' म्हणा की 'सत श्री अकाल' वरील कुठलेही शब्द उच्चारले तरी सर्व भारतीयांच्या अंत:करणात सारखीच शांतता नांदू लागते. या असीम शांतीचे मुळ, भारतीयांच्या भौतिकतेविरूध्द नैतिकतेमधे आहे. भौतिक जगताच्या आकर्षणाविरूध्द अंत:स्थ जगताच्या ओढीमधे आहे. अमर्यादित उपभोगाविरूध्द त्यागामधून आलेल्या तपोबलामधे आहे. म्हणूनच जम्बूद्विपातील लोकांना लाखो वर्षांचा मानवीय प्रवास करून आल्यानंतरसुध्दा, आजही अकल्पित सुखसोयी उपलब्ध करून देणाऱ्या विज्ञानाऐवजी 'ब्रम्हज्ञानाचा मार्ग' दाखवणाऱ्या संतांच्या, भिख्खुंच्या, मुनींच्या, संन्याशांच्या, गुरूंच्या चरणी नतमस्तक व्हावेसे वाटते.तथाकथित अंधश्रध्दा निर्मुलनवाल्यांना, तथाकथित बुध्दीवाद्यांना, तथाकथित पुरोगामीपणाचा टेंभा मिरवणारांना, तथाकथित विज्ञानवाद्यांना वाटतो तसा हा भारतीयांचा मुर्खपणा खचीतच नाही. हा बौद्धिक जगताची सीमा संपल्यावर जे प्रश्न सुरू होतात, त्या प्रश्नांचा विचार करण्याचा सर्वोच्च शहाणपणा आहे, ही मानवाला मिळालेल्या बुध्दीच्या देणगीची सर्वोच्च प्रेरणा व त्या प्रेरणेद्वारे केल्या जाणाऱ्या आंतरीक प्रवासाची सर्वोच्च प्रज्ञा आहे. हेच बौध्दत्व आहे. हेच अर्हत्व आहे. हेच ब्राम्हणत्व आहे.याच तत्वांचा प्रचार व प्रसार करण्यासाठी संपूर्ण भारतवर्षात भिख्खुंनी प्रवास केला, गुरूंनी पायपीट केली, श्रमणांनी दिक्षा दिल्या, ऋषींनी पाठ घेतले. याचाच परिणाम म्हणून विविध विचारधारांच्या तत्वज्ञांद्वारे या संपूर्ण देशात धर्मसभा घेण्यात आल्या, धर्मचर्चा घडवून आणण्यात आल्या, तिर्थस्थळांची उभारणी झाली, धर्मग्रंथांची निर्मीती झाली. या सर्व विचारधारांमधे कुठल्याही प्रकारचे भांडण नसून, कुठल्याही प्रकारचा वाद नसून, कुठल्याही प्रकारचा विरोधाभास नसून एक आपलासा करणारा संवाद आहे. भारतीय उपमहाद्विपात उदयास आलेल्या विविध विचारधारांचे अध्ययन करणाराला त्या सर्वांतून एकाच गोष्टीची सुस्पष्ट जाणीव होते आणि ती म्हणजे, 'पोहोचण्याचे मार्ग भिन्न असले तरी गंतव्यस्थान एकच आहे'‌. 'आत्मा म्हणा, परमात्मा म्हणा, विश्व म्हणा, ध्वनी म्हणा, शुन्य म्हणा, काहीही म्हणा किंवा काहीच म्हणू नका, प्राप्त होणारी उपलब्धी एकसमान आहे. या उपलब्धीची आस, भारतीय उपखंडात जन्म घेणाऱ्या सर्वांना समान आहे. या उपलब्धीप्रती सर्व भारतीयांची समान आस्था आहे.वरील विस्तृत विवेचनाद्वारे सांगायचे एवढेच की, 'अंतस्थ जाणीवांची एकसमान आस्था' असणारे लोक ज्या भूमीवर रहातात त्या अतिप्राचीन भूमीप्रती, त्या भूमीवर हजारो वर्षांपूर्वी उदयास आलेल्या 'भारतवर्ष' या राष्ट्राप्रती, भारत या राष्ट्रात शतकानुशतके निर्माण होत आलेल्या व होत असलेल्या राष्ट्रीय अस्मितांप्रती *सर्व भारतीयांची समान भावना* आहे. आणि ती भावना म्हणजे, *'भारताच्या या विविध राष्ट्रीय अस्मितांनी भारतवर्षला लाखो वर्षांपासून एक राष्ट्र म्हणून आपलेपणाच्या एका सुत्रात घट्ट धरून ठेवले आहे' हा विश्वास होय.*त्यामुळे, 'संविधान आणि वंदे मातरम्' यांसारख्या विविध राष्ट्रीय अस्मितांचा आदर व सन्मान राखणे तसेच या राष्ट्रीय अस्मितांना पायदळी तुडवू पहाणारांच्या विरोधात एकविचाराने एकत्रीत येऊन लढा देणे हे प्रत्येक भारतीयाचे मुलभूत कर्तव्य असून प्रत्येकाने ते पार पाडायलाच हवे.या लेखाच्या सुरुवातीला म्हटल्याप्रमाणे काळाच्या दिर्घ ऐतिहासिक पटलावर जन्मलेल्या आपल्या विविध अस्मिता, जो समाज अधुनिकतेच्या व पुरोगामित्वाच्या नावाखाली विस्मृतीत टाकून देतो त्या समाजाचे सांस्कृतीकदृष्ट्याही खच्चीकरण झालेले असते. *आपल्या पुर्वजांचं 'जुणं शहाणपण' हे मुर्खपणा होतं असं मानून 'सगळंच नाकारणाऱ्या' समाजाने मानवजातीच्या हितकारक भवितव्यासाठी असे कुठले नवे आदर्श, असे कुठले नवे मार्ग शोधून काढले आहेत जे पुर्वी अस्तित्वात नव्हते, याचा स्वत:ला पुढारलेले समजण्याआधी सखोल व गंभीर विचार करावा लागेल.*खरेतर ‘सत व असत’, ‘सकारात्मकता व नकारात्मकता’ या सदासर्वकाळ एकाचवेळी अस्तित्वात असणाऱ्या बाबी आहेत. त्यापैकी कुठल्या बाजूच्या गोष्टी ज्या त्या मर्यादित काळाच्या पटलावर उठून दिसतील, हे त्या काळातील प्रभावी माणसांवर अवलंबून आहे. आणि नकारात्मकता धरून ठेवणाऱ्या प्रभावांपेक्षा सकारात्मक मुल्यांचाच मानवाने नेहमी स्विकार केला आहे हे त्याच्या पृथ्वीतलावरील आजपर्यंतच्या वाटचालीतून दिसून आले आहे. नाहीतर आपल्या अकारण अहंकारी दांभिक वृत्तीच्या स्वार्थपुर्ण समाधानासाठी मानवाने आतापर्यंत इतकी युध्दे केली आहेत, इतका काळोख पसरवण्याचा प्रयत्न केला आहे, की त्याची वंशावळ काळाच्या उदरात कधीचीच गुडूप व्हायला हवी होती. पण या लेखात मांडलेले विचार लिहिण्यासाठी आणि वाचण्यासाठी आपण अजूनही अस्तित्वात आहोत याचा अर्थ एवढाच आहे की, सत्याने नेहमीच असत्यावर विजय मिळवलेला आहे आणि हे शाश्वत सत्य मानवासोबत कायम असणार आहे.या पहिल्या लेखाचा शेवट करतेवेळी ठळकपणे अधोरेखित करायचे ते एवढेच की, या जगात दुष्ट शक्ती नेहमीच थोड्या होत्या, थोड्याच आहेत आणि थोड्याश्याच असणार आहेत. त्यांना आपल्या काळापलीकडे फेकून देण्यासाठी गरज असते ती फक्त सुष्ट वृत्तींनी एकत्र येण्याची. *एकदा का सुष्ट वृत्ती एकत्र आल्या, की मग दुष्टांनी अंधारापासून बनवलेली हत्यारे मोडून पडण्यास फार वेळ लागत नाही कारण प्रकाशाच्या लोळांसमोर उभे रहाण्याची ताकद त्यांच्यात अजिबातच नसते.*पृथ्वीमातेवरील आपल्या जन्मापासून जगाच्या विविध भागांमध्ये मानवाने निर्माण केलेल्या जवळपास सर्वच ‘सभ्यता’ ‘कालाय तस्मे नम:’ झाल्या आहेत. काळाच्या या विशालकाय जबड्यापासून फक्त आणि फक्त आपण भारतीयच वाचलो आहोत आणि त्याचे कारण, ‘आपला सर्वसमावेशक स्वभाव’ आहे. ‘आपल्याला स्वीकारणे माहिती आहे’ नाकारणे नव्हे. हा ‘स्वीकार भाव’ हे जन्मजात वैशिष्ट्य असणार्‍या आपल्या या मूळ स्वभावाला लाभलेला, भारतीयत्वाचा चेहरा छिन्नभिन्न करू पाहणार्‍या आंतरिक व बाह्य शक्ती हे *'भारतासमोरील वर्तमानाचे सर्वात मोठे आव्हान'* आहे. या आव्हानाचा विचार आपण पुढच्या लेखात करू.तोपर्यंत आपल्याला लक्षात ठेवायचे ते एवढेच की, ‘भारतीयत्वाचा चेहरा छिन्नभिन्न करणे शक्य होईल’ ही भारतासमोर आव्हान म्हणून उभ्या ठाकलेल्या शक्तींची घोर अंधश्रद्धा असून आपण भारतीय, या अंधश्रद्धेचे निर्मूलन निश्चितच करणार आहोत. गरज आहे ती फक्त ‘एकजुटीने लढा देण्याची’.

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*भारतासमोरील वर्तमानाचे सर्वात मोठे आव्हान* (चौकट अंधश्रध्दा निर्मुलनाची)----------------------------------------by - *योगेश रंगनाथ निकम*औरंगाबादYogeshnikam1303@gmail.com23 जानेवारी 2019काल ‘हळदी कुंकवा’ संदर्भात व्हाट्सअपवर ‘अकलेची हळद, अन परंपरेचं कुंकू..’ नामक एक पोस्ट वाचली आणि जेष्ठ मराठी लेखक ‘श्री. भालचंद्र नेमाडे’ यांच्या ‘हिंदू – जगण्याची समृद्ध अडगळ’ या पुस्तकातील *‘कुणी हीनवणारं नसतं, तोपर्यंत कुणी हीन नसतं’* या वाक्याची प्रचिती आली. सदरील पोस्ट बुद्धीवाद्याच्या थाटात अशी लिहिली आहे की, कुणालाही सहज वाटावं की, अरे, खरंच तर आहे. आपल्या हिंदू महिला कसल्या भंपक प्रथा परंपरा पाळत आहेत? किती हे मागासलेपण?असो.आपला विषय तो नाही. ‘चौकट – अंधश्रद्धा निर्मूलनाची’ या लेखमालेतील याआधीच्या ‘नाण्याची एक बाजू’ या लेखाचा समारोप करतेवेळी म्हटल्याप्रमाणे, आता आपल्याला विचार करावयाचा आहे तो *'भारतासमोरील वर्तमानाच्या सर्वात मोठ्या आव्हानाचा* आणि हे आव्हान आहे *‘आपला सर्वसमावेशक स्वभाव’* टिकवून ठेवण्याचं.स्वत:च्या मस्तकात, शिगोशीग *‘नकारात्मकता’* भरून पृथ्वीभर वावरणार्‍या लांडग्यांच्या हपापलेल्या डोळ्यांमधून, रक्ताळलेल्या जबड्यांमधून, विसविशीत लाळ टपटपणार्‍या जिभांच्या तावडीमधून आपल्याला *‘सकारात्मकता’ टिकवून ठेवता येईल का?* हा खरा आजच्या काळाचा प्रश्न आहे. आणि, हा प्रश्न सोडवण्याची जबाबदारी *‘स्वीकार भाव’* हे जन्मजात वैशिष्ट्य असणार्‍या जंबूमहाद्वीपाच्या रहिवाशांना, म्हणजे आपण भारतीयांनाच आपल्या खांद्यावर घ्यावी लागेल.*का? का ही जबाबदारी आपणच उचलायची?**कारण, ‘धर्म म्हणजे कर्तव्य’ या जंबुद्विपिय व्याख्येनुसार ते आपले कर्तव्य आहे. तो आपला स्वभाव आहे. आपल्याला ‘स्वीकारणे’ माहिती आहे ‘नाकारणे’ नव्हे.* आपल्या पूर्वजांनीही याच धर्माचे पालन केलेले आहे आणि म्हणूनच या ‘भारतभूमीत’, या आपल्या भारतभूमीत, या आपल्या मातृभूमीत उदयास आलेले हिंदू, बौद्ध, जैन, सिख यांसाररखे अनेक धर्म आणि नानाविध पंथ हजारो वर्षांपासून एकमेकांसोबत प्रेम, आदर व नम्रतेने रहात आलेले आहेत. त्याचबरोबर, जगभरात ठिकठिकाणी बहिष्कृत केल्या गेलेल्या पारसी, इराणी (झरथृष्टाला मानणारे), बहाई, ज्यू यांसारख्या विभिन्न धर्मांच्या पालनकर्त्यांनी भारतीय उपखंडात आश्रय घेतलेला आहे आणि आपण भारतीयांनी त्यांना मोठ्या प्रेमाने आलिंगन दिलेले आहे. आपापल्या प्रथा-परंपरा निर्भयपणे जपण्याचे त्यांना संपूर्ण स्वातंत्र्य दिलेले आहे.मानवीय अस्तित्वाचा लाखो वर्षांचा जंबुद्वीपिय इतिहास साक्ष देतोय की, इथे उदयास आलेल्या धर्म-पंथांच्या पालनकर्त्यांनी, सिंधुच्या या बाजूला राहू इच्छिणार्‍यांना कधीही इथून ‘जा’ असे म्हटलेले नाही किंवा इथून जबरदस्तीने हाकलून देण्याचा प्रयत्न केलेला नाही. तसेच त्यांच्यावर आपल्या धर्माचे अनुयायित्व स्वीकारण्याची कधीही बळजबरी केलेली नाही. हे तेंव्हा सुद्धा झालेले नाही जेंव्हा आपल्या या मातृभूमीवर, आजपासून सत्तर वर्षांपूर्वी अविचाराने एक रेघ मारून तिचे दोन तुकडे करण्यात आले.झाले... ते झाले.परंतू,आता आपण सजग आणि जागृत होण्याची वेळ येऊन ठेपलेली आहे. कारण, आपल्या मूळ ‘सर्वसामावेशक’ स्वभावाला छिन्नभिन्न करण्याचे, काळाच्या दीर्घ पटलावर सुरू असलेले सातत्यपूर्ण प्रयत्न, यशस्वी होत असल्याचे दिसून येत आहेत.होय.आपला प्रवास, नकारात्मकतेकडे फार वेगाने होत चाललेला आहे. भौतिकतेच्या आकर्षणामुळे वैयक्तिक स्वार्थपूर्तीसाठी आणि क्षणभंगूर समाधानासाठी आपणच आपल्या जीवनपद्धतीला, आपल्या परंपरांना, आपल्या धर्मांना, आपल्या आदर्शांना, आपल्या मान्यतांना, आपल्या जगण्याला, आपल्या असण्याला, आपल्याच ‘अस्तित्वाला’…. झपाट्याने नाकारत चाललो आहोत. होय. आपणच आता बुभुक्षित *लांडगे* होत चाललो आहोत. ‘बुरसटलेपणाच्या नावाखाली’ आपण मांगल्याचेही लचके तोडत सैरावैरा धावत सुटलो आहोत.हे सगळे, आपल्याला कुठेतरी थांबवायलाच हवे.आपल्या ‘सर्वसमावेशकत्वाचा’ गैरफायदा घेऊन आपल्याला भ्रमित करणार्‍यांची, आपल्याला ‘सगळंच नाकरण्याची’ सवय लावू इच्छिंनार्‍यांची, बुद्धिवादाच्या नावाखाली स्वत:चा ‘तथाकथितपणा’ आपल्या अंगी भिनवू पहाणार्‍यांची स्पष्ट ओळख, आता आपण करून घ्यायला हवी. *मानवाच्या पुढच्या पिढ्यांच्या उज्ज्वल भवितव्यासाठी.*आता प्रश्न असा उपस्थित होतो की, का बरे हे लोक आपला ‘स्वीकारणे’ हा मूळ स्वभाव मिटवण्यासाठी हजारभर वर्षांपासून असे सातत्याने झटत आहेत? आपण त्यांचे असे काय बरे बिघडवले आहे? आपण त्यांचे नेमके काय घोडे मारले आहे?काहीही नाही.जंबुद्विपिय मानवाने कुणाचेही काही वाईट चिंतल्याचा पुरावा, ढीगभर इतिहास उकरून काढला तरी टिचभरही सापडणार नाही. आपण कधीही कुणावरही आक्रमण करण्यास गेलेलो नाही. आपण आपल्या देशाच्या वैभवात भर घालण्यासाठी कधीही कुणाला लुटलेले, गुलाम केलेले नाही. आपण आपले वैभव स्वबळावर कमावले, कमावत आहोत. आपण भौतिक सुखांसाठी तर जाऊच द्या, परंतू ‘सर्वोच्च ज्ञानाची’ लालूच दाखवून देखील कुणाला आपले ‘धर्म’ स्वीकारण्यास भाग पडलेले नाही. आपण आपल्याकडचे जे काही दिले, ते समोराच्याला ‘आहे त्या अवस्थेत’ स्वीकारून देऊन टाकले आहे.मग तरीही हे लोक आपला ‘सर्वसमावेशक स्वभाव’ का उध्वस्त करू पहाताहेत?कारण,‘नाकारणे’ हा त्यांचा स्वभाव आहे. मग ती जीवनपद्धती असो, रहाणीमान असो की धर्म असो. आपण जोपर्यंत त्यांच्यासारखे होत नाहीत, तोपर्यंत ते आपले ‘आहे तसे’ अस्तित्व नाकारतच रहाणार. *‘नकारात्मकता कायम दुबळी असते आणि सकारात्मकता नेहमी श्रेष्ठ’* हे त्यांनाही माहिती आहे. आणि त्यामुळेच स्वत:चे हे दुबळेपण त्यांना कायम सलत असते. परिणामी, ते आपल्यालाही त्यांच्यासारखे दुर्बल बनवण्याचा कायम खटाटोप करत आले आहेत.खरेतर,‘स्वत:ला दुर्बल समजणे’ हे त्यांचे अज्ञान आहे आणि त्याबद्दल, आपल्या मूळ स्वभावानुसार आपल्याला त्यांच्याबद्दल ‘करुणा’ वाटत आलेली आहे. स्वामी विवेकानंदांनी सांगितले आहे की, ‘तुम्ही अमृताचे पुत्र आहात’. आणि यातले ‘तुम्ही’ हे फक्त जंबुद्विपियांसाठी नाही तर या वैश्विक रचनेत मानव म्हणून अस्तीत्वात येणार्‍या सर्वांना उद्देशून म्हटलेले आहे, हे आपण सहज समजू शकतो. *आता, वेळ आली आहे, आपली ही ‘समज’ संपूर्ण विश्वभर घेऊन जाण्याची.*परंतू,हे आपण अतिशय सहज करू शकू, असे समजणे ही आपली घोर *अंधश्रद्धा* ठरेल. कारण,हे करण्यासाठी आधी आपल्याला, आपल्या आत ‘नकारात्मकता पसरवणार्‍या विषाणूंची स्पष्ट ओळख’ करून घ्यावी लागेल. या विषाणूंचा प्रभाव व वाढ रोखणार्‍या औषधांची निर्मिती व फवारणी करावी लागेल. तसेच, या विषाणूंचे परिवर्तन आपल्या शरीरास पोषक ठरणार्‍या जिवाणूंमध्ये करून घ्यावे लागेल.*‘तथाकथित बुद्धिवादी’* या वर्गात मोडणारे हे विषाणू कोण आहेत? त्यांचे कार्य नेमके काय आहे? व ते कसे चालते? त्यांच्या या कार्याचे नेमके परिणाम काय होतात? आपणच या विषाणूंचे ‘संक्रमक’ कसे बनत चाललो आहोत? या सर्व बाबींचा विचार, या लेखमालिकेतील पुढच्या भागापासून करूया. हा विचार करत असताना, ही लेखमालिका लिहिण्यामागील भूमिका मांडतेवेळी म्हटल्याप्रमाणे कायम लक्षात ठेवायचे ते एवढेच की,‘ज्या पृथ्वीतलावर मानवाचे अस्तित्व आहे त्या धरतीमातेला क्षणभराच्या अवधीमधे नष्ट करता येईल, इतके अणुबॉम्ब मानवानेच निर्माण करून ठेवलेले असताना 'शस्त्रांद्वारे खेळल्या जाणाऱ्या लढाईला तसाही काही अर्थ राहिलेला नाही'. तरीही मानव एकमेकांविरुद्ध लढणारच नाही, अशी भाबडी आशा बाळगण्यातसुद्धा काही शहाणपण नाही. त्यामुळे, आजच्या काळात मानवाला लढायचेच असेल तर, त्याने आपल्या बुध्दीने लढणे आवश्यक आहे. आपल्या बौद्धिक लढाईमुळे निर्माण होणाऱ्या गदारोळाचा विचार करता मला वाटते की आपण, आपल्या पुढच्या पिढ्यांच्या बुध्दीमत्तेवर सार्थ विश्वास ठेवायला हवा. आपण हा विश्वास ठेवायला हवा की आपले वंशज, आपल्या पूर्वजांच्या विविध मत-मतांतरचा अभ्यास करून त्यातील ‘योग्य तेच’ उचलतील.नमस्कार

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 12 April 2019  
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*तथाकथित बुद्धिवाद*(चौकट अंधश्रध्दा निर्मुलनाची)----------------------------------------by - *योगेश रंगनाथ निकम*औरंगाबादYogeshnikam1303@gmail.com28 जानेवारी 2019*#कंगणा_राणावत* ची *#मणिकर्णिका : द क्वीन ऑफ झांसी* बघितली? नक्की बघा. उत्कृष्ट कलाकृती आहे.आणि मग,आपापल्या घरी येऊन आरामात चहा पितांना,आठवा... शाळेत शिकलेला 1857 चा उठाव.आठवा... MPSC/UPSC ची तयारी करताना वाचलेल्या/ वाचत असलेल्या 1857 बद्दल विभिन्न इतिहासकारांनी केलेल्या व्याख्या.काय होतं 1857?कोसळून पडत असलेल्या राजे-महाराजांच्या जुन्या राज्यव्यवस्थेला वाचवण्याचा *शेवटचा प्रयत्न*?कि, इंग्रज फौजेत सहभागी असलेल्या काळ्या कातडीच्या सैनिकांचा द्रोह म्हणजे *‘सैनिकी विद्रोह’*?कि, ख्रिश्चनांच्या विरुद्ध एक *‘धर्मयुद्ध’*?कि, विदेशी सरंजामशाही विरुद्ध *देशीय क्षोभ*?किंवा मग, भारताचे महान सुपुत्र *#स्वातंत्र्यवीर_विनायक_दामोदर_सावरकर* यांनी सांगितल्याप्रमाणे *#भारताचे_पहिले_स्वातंत्र्यसमर* ?काय होतं नेमकं 1857?नक्की विचार करा.कारण,*आपण इतिहासाकडे कुठल्या दृष्टीने पहातो यावर, फक्त ‘आपलेच नाही तर आपल्या पुढच्या पिढ्यांचे भवितव्य’ सुद्धा अवलंबून असते.*कारण,*फक्त काही महिन्यांनी आपण #लोकसभा निवडणुकांसाठी मतदान करणार आहोत, आणि जसे मी माझ्या हिंदी भाषेतल्या लघु पुस्तिकेत #2019_एक_आखरी_दांव मध्ये लिहिले आहे, या निवडणुका भारताचे भविष्य बदलणार्‍या आहेत.*कारण,*ह्या निवडणुका #राष्ट्रवाद या प्रमुख मुद्द्यावर होणार आहेत.*या संदर्भात आपल्याला व्यवस्थित समजून घेतले पाहिजे कि,*‘1857 बद्दल इतर इतिहासकारांनी केलेल्या व्याख्या आणि #स्वा._सावरकर यांचा या स्वातंत्र्यसमराबद्दल असलेला दृष्टीकोण’* म्हणजेच *‘#राष्ट्रवाद आणि तथाकथित बुद्धिवाद’* यामधला मूलभूत मतिभेद होय.ऐतिहासिक संसाधने सर्वांनाच समान तर्‍हेने उपलब्ध असतात. परंतू, निरपेक्षतेच्या कितीही गप्पा मारल्या तरीही मानव जोपर्यंत निरंतर साक्षीभाव असलेल्या अवस्थेस प्राप्त करत नाही तोपर्यंत तो सापेक्षच राहील. त्यामुळे,आपापल्या मान्यतांचेच चित्रण इतिहासकाराने लिहीलेल्या इतिहासात दृष्टिगोचर होत असते.आपले दुर्भाग्य आहे कि,इंग्रजी शिक्षण प्राप्त केल्यानंतर, पश्चिमी चश्म्यांतून भारताकडे पाहण्याची दृष्टी आपण कधीचीच विकसित केलेली आहे. आपण एक अशी व्यवस्था विकसित केलेली आहे कि ज्यात, राजकारणापासून पत्रकारितेपर्यंत, साहित्यापासून विद्यापीठांपर्यंत आपण सर्व त्या ‘तथाकथित बुद्धिवाद्यांनी’ घेरलेले आहोत, जे आपल्या 1857 संबधी दृष्टीकोणाला *#स्वा._सावरकरांच्या* दृष्टीकोणापासून दूर ठेवण्याचा सतत प्रयत्न करत असतात.परिणामी,भारतातील मागच्या सरकारच्यावेळी या व्यवस्थेत मोठे खेळाडू होऊन बसलेले *#मणिशंकर_अय्यर* यांनी अंदमानातून *#स्वा._सावरकर* यांची *‘वचने’* काढून टाकली होती. आणि, त्यांच्या या कृत्याबद्दल त्याच महाराष्ट्रातील साहित्य व पत्रकारिता क्षेत्रात किंचितही विरोधाचा आवाज उठला नव्हता, जिथे आत्ताच *#अखिल_भारतीय_मराठी_साहित्य_संमेलनाच्या* उद्घाटनासाठी *#नयनतारा_सहगल* यांना दिलेले निमंत्रण रद्द करण्यामुळे भूकंप आला होता.अर्थात,आपणच दिलेले निमंत्रण रद्द करणे म्हणजे निश्चितच आयोजकांच्या मनोवृत्तीचा क्षुद्रपणा होता. तसेच, या गोष्टीचा केला गेलेला धिक्कार व या साहित्य संमेलनाचा बहिष्कार सुद्धा आपापल्या जागी बरोबर होता.परंतू,ज्या प्रकारे *#दिव्य_मराठी* चे संपादक *#संजय_आवटे* यांनी या निमंत्रण रद्दीचा आधार घेत, या साहित्य संमेलनाच्या संपूर्ण परंपरेलाच नाकारले, ते सुद्धा चुकीचे होते.आणि,*ही ‘नाकरण्याची वृत्ती’ म्हणजेच #तथाकथित_बुद्धिवाद आहे.*खरे तर,मनुष्य... जोपर्यंत स्वत:चे ‘बौद्धत्व’ प्राप्त करत नाही तोपर्यंत त्याच्यामध्ये चांगुलपणा सोबत वाईटपणा सुद्धा अस्तीत्वात असणारच, हे शाश्वत सत्य आहे.या संदर्भात,जम्बूद्वीप म्हणजे भारतीय उपमहाखंडातील रहिवाशांनी अर्थात आपल्या सर्वांनी, ही गोष्ट नेहमी लक्षात ठेवायला हवी की,*‘तथाकथित बुद्धिवादात अंतर्भूत असलेल्या नाकरण्याच्या वृत्ती’ च्या विपरीत ‘स्वीकारणे’ हा आपला ‘मूळ स्वभाव’ आहे.*हा स्वभाव आपल्या संस्कृती आणि धर्म-पंथांमध्ये *प्रकट* झालेला आहे. याच स्वभावाने आपली जीवनशैली *विकसित* केलेली आहे. हा स्वभाव सूर्योदयापासून सूर्यास्तापर्यंत आपले जीवन *प्रकाशमान* करत असतो. हा स्वभाव आपल्या जन्मामधेही आणि मृत्यूमधेसुद्धा *सामावलेला* आहे. हाच स्वभाव राजधर्मापासून संन्यासापर्यंत आपल्याला *मार्ग* दाखवत असतो. आपल्या याच स्वभावामुळे, मानवाच्या पहिल्या संस्कृतीने ‘सिंधु संस्कृती’ने इतरांसारखे काळाच्या उदरात आपले *अस्तित्व* हरवलेले नाही. आणि हाच स्वभाव, मानवाचे अस्तित्व असलेल्या या ग्रहावर आपल्या सर्वांचे पाय *खंबीरपणे* रोवून ठेवतो.आपण भारतीय,*आपल्यातील अपूर्णतेचा स्वीकार करून पूर्णत्वाची दिशा शोधतो व त्या दिशेने चालू लागतो. म्हणूनच, भौतिकतेच्या विपरीत अंतस्थतेचा मार्गाला आपण नेहमीच प्राथमिकता दिलेली आहे.*या विपरीत आज,*#तथाकथित बुद्धिवादाच्या विळख्यात* सापडल्याने आपण सगळंच नाकारायला सुरवात केली आहे.आपणच जसे #स्वा._सावरकरांना नाकारत सुटलो आहोत तसेच आपण #महात्मा_गांधींनाही नाकारतो आहोत. आपण आपापल्या मान्यतांची दैवते सोडून बाकी सगळंच नाकारायला सुरवात केली आहे.आणि कशाच्या जिवावर?कुठल्या कर्तुत्वाच्या आधारावर?ज्या ज्या महानुभावांनी आपापल्या क्षमतेनुसार, आपापल्या विचारांनुसार आणि कल्पनांनुसार हा देश बदलण्याचा, हा देश घडवण्याचा, या देशाला आनखी परिपक्व करण्याचा  यथासंभव प्रयत्न केला आहे त्या सर्वांनाच आपण कशाच्या जोरावर नाकारत सुटलो आहोत?नसतील आपल्या कल्पना या देशासाठी खस्ता खाल्लेल्या इतिहास पुरुषांच्या/ मातांच्या कल्पनांशी जुळत.. असेल आपल्या आणि त्यांच्या विचारांमधे फरक.. त्यांच्या स्वत:च्या बोलण्यात आणि वागण्यात कुठे कुठे तफावतही असेल.. पण म्हणून त्यांनी 'आपल्या पुढच्या पिढ्यांना आदर्श जग मिळावं म्हणून काहीच केलं नाही' असा त्याचा अर्थ होत नाही. हाच मापदंड आपल्या पुढच्या पिढ्यांनी लावायचा ठरवला तर त्यांच्या दृष्टीने आपला इतिहास किती क्षुद्र ठरेल याची आपल्याला कल्पना आहे?भविष्यात आपला हा इतिहास क्षुद्र ठरू नये, यासाठी आज आपल्याला विचार आणि त्या विचारावर ठामपणे कृती करण्याची गरज येऊन ठेपलेली आहे. आपल्याला आपल्या भारताकडे स्वत:च्या नजरेतून बघण्याची गरज येऊन ठेपलेली आहे.नाहीतर,*#गिरीश_कुबेर* नावाचा मोठा संपादक आपल्या *#लोकसत्ता* नावाच्या वृत्तपत्रात भलेमोठे अग्रलेख लिहून आपली भारताची *#लोकशाही* ही फक्त *जगातील सर्वात मोठी लोकशाही* असून *#अमेरिकन लोकशाही* मात्र *जगातील सर्वात महान लोकशाही* असल्याचं आपल्याच मनावर ठसवत राहिल.आपल्याकडे जे काही आहे ते सगळंच इतरांच्या तुलनेत  हीन आहे असं मानण्याची ही वृत्ती, या आपल्याच लोकांच्या 'नकारात्मक' मानसिकतेचा व भारताचा मूळ स्वभाव विसरल्याचा परिपाक होय. आणि,आपल्याच लोकांना,स्वत:चा 'स्विकार भाव' हा मूळ स्वभाव विसण्यास भाग पाडणारा 'तथाकथित बुद्धिवाद' आजच्या काळात किती प्रचंड ताकदवान झालेला आहे, याची कल्पनाच केलेली बरी.तरीही,आपणास हताश होण्याचे काहीच कारण नाही.कारण,आपली 'नाकारण्याची वृत्ती'च योग्य आहे, ही या 'नकारात्मक' लोकांची गडद *'अंधश्रध्दा'* असून त्यांच्या या विचारधारेपुढे आपली *'सकारात्मकता'* निश्चितच उजवी ठरणार आहे.कारण,उन्नत होत जाणे हा मानवाचा गुणधर्म असून या सृष्टीतत्वामधेही 'नाकारण्याला' काहीच स्थान नाही.असो...आजच्या या लेखात,'तथाकथित बुद्धिवाद' काय असतो हे वरील दोन मासल्यांसह सोदाहरण पाहिल्यानंतर पुढच्या लेखात आपण,*#अखिल_भारतीय_मराठी_साहित्य_संमेलनात* वाचल्या न गेलेल्या *#नयनतारा_सहगल* यांच्या भाषणाच्या अनुषंगाने,*#तथाकथित_बुद्धिवादाचे_कार्य* नेमक्या कुठल्या पध्दतीने चालते हे समजावून घेण्याचा प्रयत्न करूया.नमस्कार.

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जर्मन कोड्याची भारतीय मिमांसा(चौकट अंधश्रद्धा निर्मूलनाची)by - योगेश रंगनाथ निकमऔरंगाबादYogeshnikam1303@gmail.com20 फेब्रुवारी 2019माननीय #हेमंत_कर्णिक यांच्या डी.पी. वरून योग्य अंदाज बांधला असल्यास मी त्यांना ‘काका’ म्हटलेलं वावगं ठरणार नाही. अर्थात, कुठलेही नाते जोडायच्या उद्देशाने नाही तर आमच्या वयातील अंतराच्या दृष्टीने. हे अंतर मुद्दाम अधोरेखित करण्याचेही विशिष्ट कारण आहे आणि ते म्हणजे, माझ्या मागच्या पिढीतील हेमंत कर्णिक यांना, त्यांनी इतकी वर्ष मनात बाळगलेलं #जर्मन_कोडं आता अचानक सुटू लागल्यासारखं वाटत असेल तर, तो त्यांचा अतिशय गंभीर असा गैरसमज आहे. आणि ते, माझ्या पिढीपुढे असलेल्या भारतीय कोड्यांचे चिंतन करण्याऐवजी, भारतातील सद्य परिस्थितीची 1933 मधील जर्मनीशी असुसंगत अशी सांगड बिनधास्तपणे घालत आहेत. हा जरा आंतरराष्ट्रीयच घोळ झाला. नाही का?माझ्या पिढीपुढे असलेली भारतीय कोडी काय आहेत ? हे पुढे मी विस्ताराने लिहिणारच आहे. त्याआधी आपण, हेमंत कर्णिक यांच्या उडालेल्या जागतिक गोंधळाची जरा विस्तृत अशी #भारतीय_मीमांसा करूया.क्रमांक 1.पहिल्या महायुद्धात अंगभंग झालेला जर्मनी 1933 पर्यंत अपमानाने पोळतच होता आणि त्यांचे राज्यकर्ते यासंबंधी विशेष काही करू शकतील असे जर्मन नागरिकांना वाटत नव्हते त्यामुळे त्यांनी नवा राज्यकर्ता निवडला.परंतु,स्वतंत्र भारताची परिस्थिती अशी नव्हती. आपल्या मातृभूमीची शकले झाली असली हा अपमान गिळून व विभाजनाचे क्रौर्य विस्मृतीत टाकून, भारतीय नागरिकांनी ही शकले स्वीकारणाऱ्या महात्मा गांधींच्या अनुयायांनाच आपले नेते मानले व त्यांनाच सत्तास्थानी बसवले. इतकेच नाही तर, भारताचा राज्यकारभार गेली साठ-सत्तर वर्षे स्वत:ला ‘गांधींचे अनुयायी’ म्हणवून घेणार्‍यांनीच चालवलेला आहे. आणि, आत्ताच झालेल्या चार राज्यांच्या निवडणुकांत त्यांनी मारलेली मुसंडी पहाता, येत्या लोकसभा निवडणुकीत ते सत्ताधार्‍यांना तुल्यबळच असणार आहेत.भारताच्या स्वातंत्र्योत्तर वाटचालीचा वरीलप्रमाणे राजकीय आढावा घेतल्यास आपल्या हे निश्चित लक्षात येईल की, जर्मनीमध्ये 1933 मध्ये जे सत्ता परिवर्तन झाले त्या मागील पार्श्वभूमीचा व भारतातील सद्य परिस्थितीचा सुतभरही संबंध नाही.क्रमांक 2.1933 ला जर्मनीमध्ये सत्तापरिवर्तन झाल्यावर पुढे युरोपमध्ये जो वंशवादावर आधारित अमानवी हिंसाचार झाला त्याची कारणे सुद्धा यूरोपियनच आहेत. यूरोपियन देशांनी जगभर आपल्या वसाहती निर्माण केल्या व इतरांवर राज्य करणे हा आपला अधिकारच आहे या भूमिकेस नैतिक अधिष्ठान देण्यासाठी यूरोपियन विचारवंतांनी इतिहासाच्या अंतर्गत मानववंशशाखा समाविष्ट करून मानवाला आर्य, इण्डो-जर्मन, इण्डो-युरेपियन इत्यादि वंशावळींमधे विभागून टाकले. नाकाच्या लांबीनुसार मानवाचा दर्जा ठरवला आणि स्वत:साठी सर्वोच्च वंशावळ आरक्षित करून टाकली.ही सगळी पार्श्वभूमी,हेमंत कर्णिक यांनी भारताच्या सद्य परिस्थितीची 1933 च्या जर्मनीशी सांगड घालताना विचारात घ्यायला हवी होती. तशी ती त्यांनी विचारात घेतली नाही यामागे त्यांचे अज्ञान खचितच नसणार. कारण त्यांनी जे कोडे मांडले आहे त्यावरून त्यांचा जर्मनी संबंधी भरपूर अभ्यास असल्याचे दिसून येते. मग का बरे त्यांनी त्यांचे जर्मन कोडे भारताच्या सद्यपरिस्थितीशी जोडून सुटत असल्याचे दाखवले असेल?याचे महत्वपूर्ण कारण ब्रिटीशांच्या भारतातील सत्तास्थापनेपासून आपण आजपर्यंत शिकत आलेल्या इतिहासात दडलेले आहे. आपण जो इतिहास शिकलो, तो भारताच्या भारतीय अवधारणेवर आधारित नसून यूरोपियन दृष्टीकोणावर आधारित आहे.तसेच,आतापर्यंत भारताच्या इतिहास संबंधी पुस्तकांवर कम्युनिस्ट विचारधारेचा घट्ट पगडा राहिलेला असल्याने, कम्युनिस्ट विचारधारेला विरोध करणार्‍यांना अशाप्रकारे ऐतिहासिक संदर्भांच्या गुंताड्यात गोवून फॅसिस्ट घोषित करणे सुलभ होऊन जाते. आणि अशा घोषणा करण्याचे महत्वाचे कारण म्हणजे, क्रूरकर्मा हिटलर हा प्रखरपणे कम्युनिज्म विरोधी होता. त्यामुळे, एकदा का आपल्या विरोधकांना त्याच्या रांगेत बसवले की आपण मानवतेची एक महान लढाई लढतो आहोत, असा स्वत:चाच समज करून देणे शक्य होत असावे.सध्या ‘भारतात फॅसीझम वाढत चालला असल्याचा’ जो जोरदार प्रचार होतो आहे त्यासंदर्भात आणि कम्युनिज्म संदर्भात आपण समजावून घ्यायचे ते एवढेच की,भारतीय उपमहाद्वीपात उदयास आलेल्या सर्वच धर्मांची भौतिकतेच्या विरुद्ध आध्यात्मिक शोध ही एकसमान मूळ धारणा राहिलेली असून, ‘कम्युनिस्ट विचारधारा’ मूळ रूपाने मानवाच्या भौतिक जगतातील सुखांसंबंधी जडवादी आहे. ज्या धरेवर येशू ख्रिस्ताच्या आधी सहाशे वर्षांपूर्वीचे महान दार्शनिक, ज्यांना हिंदू विष्णूचा एक अवतार मानतात त्या तथागत भगवान गौतम बुद्ध यांनी, तत्कालीन निरर्थक कर्मकांडात अडकून पडलेल्या ईश्वर या शब्दाचा प्रयोग न करता सुद्धा मानवाला भौतिकतेपासून दूर ठेवत स्वत:च्या आंतरिक जगाकडे जाणाराच मार्ग दाखवलेला आहे. आणि, हा मार्ग संपूर्णपणे वैज्ञानिक असून त्याची आपण प्रत्यक्ष प्रयोगांद्वारे अनुभूति घेऊ शकतो. सर्वात महत्वाची गोष्ट म्हणजे या प्रयोगांसाठी श्रद्धा ही प्राथमिक साधन नाही.त्यामुळे,कोठल्याही #हिंसात्मक_क्रांती द्वारे तसेच ‘धर्म अफूसारखा असतो’ सारख्या जोरदार वाक्यासोबत ‘ईश्वराला उखाडून फेकण्याचा विचार करणार्‍या कुठल्याही तत्वज्ञानाची’ भारतीय उपमहाद्वीपात यशस्वी होण्याची शक्यता, भगवान गौतम बुद्ध यांच्याद्वारे आजपासून दोन हजार सहाशे वर्षांपूर्वीच शांततेच्या मार्गाने नाकरण्यात आली आहे.अर्थात,माननीय हेमंत कर्णिक हे नेमके कुठल्या विचारधारेचे आहेत हे मला माहिती नाही. परंतु, भारतातील सद्य परिस्थितीच्या अनुषंगाने त्यांनी आपले ‘जर्मन कोडे’ सोडवण्याचा जो प्रयत्न केला आहे, त्यावरून त्यांच्यावर यूरोपियन दृष्टीकोणावर आधारित भारतीय इतिहासाचा गाढा प्रभाव असल्याचे दिसून येते.हरकत नाही.आपण आपल्या स्वीकार भाव या मूळ भारतीय स्वभावाप्रमाणे आपल्या इतिहासावरचा हा यूरोपियन प्रभाव मान्य करूया आणि मग तो बाजूला सारण्यासाठी उपाययोजना करूया.या ऐतिहासिक गदारोळात, आपल्याला फार चिंतामग्न होण्याचे निश्चितच कारण नाही.कारण,भारतीयांवर यूरोपियन दृष्टीकोणावर आधारित भारतीय इतिहासाचा गाढा प्रभाव लादण्याचे यथासंभव प्रयत्न आजपर्यंत केले गेले असले तरी त्याद्वारे, भारतीयांची भारतीय अवधारणा आपल्याला छिन्नभिन्न करता येईल, ही त्यासाठी प्रयास करणाऱ्या लोकांची अंधश्रध्दा असल्याचेच आतापर्यंत सिध्द झाले आहे.असो,#चौकट_ अंधश्रध्दा_निर्मूलनाची या मालिकेतील मागच्या #तथाकथित_बुध्दीवाद या लेखाचा समारोप करतेवेळी आपण पुढील लेखात #अखिल_भारतीय_मराठी_साहित्य_संमेलनात वाचल्या न गेलेल्या #नयनतारा_सहगल* यांच्या भाषणाच्या अनुषंगाने,#तथाकथित_बुद्धिवादाचे_कार्य नेमक्या कुठल्या पध्दतीने चालते हे समजावून घेण्याचा प्रयत्न करूया,असे म्हटले होते खरे.परंतू,मधेच उद्भवलेल्या या #जर्मन_कोड्याची_मिमांसा करण्यासाठी हा लेख लिहावा लागला त्याबद्दल मी आपणा वाचकांची व #नयनतारा_सहगल यांची माफी मागतो. त्यांच्या न झालेल्या भाषणाकडे आपण पुढील लेखात वळूया.जाता जाता,जर्मनीचा विषय निघाल्याने आठवले. कुरकर्मा 'हिटलर' व जगाला साम्यवादी विचारांची महान देणगी देणारे 'कार्ल मार्क्स' हे दोघेही जर्मनच होते. आणि, एकाने प्रत्यक्षपणे मानवता पायदळी तुडवली होती, तर दुसऱ्याचे आपण अनुयायी आहोत असे म्हणवून घेणाऱ्यांनीही जगाला काही शांततेच्या मार्गावर नेलेले नाही.याउलट,आपली भारतीय आध्यात्म परंपरा 'मानवाला मानव म्हणून विकसित करण्याचे कार्य' लाखो वर्षांपासून करत आलेली आहे. आणि, आपली हीच परंपरा आताच्या काळातही मानवी क्षोभाला निश्चितच शांत करणार आहे. फक्त आपण, आपला हा अमुल्य वारसा समजावून घेण्याचा प्रयत्न केला पाहिजे.नमस्कार 🙏

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🦋 *बटरफ्लाय इफेक्ट* 🦋(चौकट अंधश्रद्धा निर्मूलनाची)----------------------------------------by - *योगेश रंगनाथ निकम*औरंगाबादYogeshnikam1303@gmail.com06 एप्रिल 2019.एडवर्ड लॉरेन्स यांनी आपल्या चाओस थिअरीमधे मांडलेला हा *बटरफ्लाइ इफेक्ट* आपल्याला सांगतो की, कुठेतरी एका ठिकाणी झालेली शुल्लक गोष्ट, भविष्यातील एखाद्या मोठ्या घटनेस कारणीभूत ठरू शकते.याचे उदाहरण देताना त्यांनी असे म्हटले की,एका ठिकाणी फुलपाखराने आपले पंख फडफडवल्यामुळे तिथून हजारो मैलांवर असलेल्या दुसऱ्या एखाद्या ठिकाणी मोठे वादळ येते.आता आपल्याला प्रश्न असा पडू शकतो की,काहीतरीच काय बडबड लावलीये. हे असं कधी होऊ शकतं का?पण वाचकांनो..फुलपाखराच्या गोष्टीद्वारे दिलेले रूपक अलंकाराचे उदाहरण बाजूला ठेवले तरी... आपण मानवीय इतिहास आणि साहित्याचा अभ्यास केल्यास आपल्याला असे दिसून येईल की, होय. कधीकधी इतक्या शुल्लक गोष्टींमुळे भविष्यातील एखादी मोठी घटना घडू शकते.असो..माझ्याच आयुष्यातल्या एका बटरफ्लाय इफेक्ट सांगतो.आजपासून साधारण 13 महिन्यांपूर्वी, मी एका गज़ल मुशायऱ्यात एक शेर ऐकला आणि तो ऐकून खालील लेख लिहिला होता.---------------------------------------*कशावर टाळ्या वाजवायच्या ?*By,*योगेश रंगनाथ निकम*औरंगाबाद.(मी मुलभूत इथिक्स आणि बेसिक्सला ठेच पोहोचेपर्यंत कधीच विरोधी लिहिलं नाही.. लिहिलंच तर विरोधातूनही इतर पैलू समजावण्याचाच कल असतो..पण,*ही मात्र शुद्ध आणि परखड टिकाच...* ).....😔मी शिव्या ऐकल्या..मी शाप ऐकले..मी रखरखते ताप ऐकले..मी भगभगते संताप ऐकले..मी धगधगते अंगारे ऐकले..मी किंचाळ्यांतले शहारे ऐकले..मी दु:खाचे गर्भित इशारे ऐकले...मी युद्धाचे खुले नगाडे ऐकले..मी नको ते हीन ऐकले..मी कधी दर्जाहीन ऐकले..पण,...मी इतके बिभत्स 👇 ... कधीच ऐकले नव्हते.*सत्तर वर्षांचा हा माझा, देश रखेली आहे...**हा ही सांभाळत नाही, तो ही सांभाळत नाही...*... कुणाविषयी बोलताय? काय बोलताय? कशासाठी बोलताय? 😡मातृभूमी नका मानू हवं तर..नका मानू शिवरायांनी घडवलेल्या मातीची महती..नका मानू संतांनी केलेला लोकजागर..नका मानू सुधारकांनी घडवलेला समाज..नका मानू चाफेकर बंधूचे हौतात्म्य आणि नका मानू भगतसिंगाची विचारधारा..नका मानू गांधी, टिळक, सावरकर..नका मानू लोकशाही, नका मानू साम्यवाद, नका मानू भांडवलशाही, नका मानू समाजवाद...नका मानू कुठलाच धर्म आणि पंथ...पण,*जन्मदात्या आईची कुस तरी मानता की नाही?**बाळओठांनी प्राशिलेले दूध तरी मानता की नाही?**नऊ महिण्यांचा गर्भ आणि तुटण्याआधीची नाळ तरी मानता कि नाही?*स्वप्रतिमा पुजण्याची सवय लागलेल्या समाजाचं, हेच का खरं बुरखा फाडून बाहेर पडलेलं ओंगळ रूप?*लाभले आम्हास भाग्य बोलतो मराठी...* लिहून, मातृभाषेची अभिजात सेवा करणाऱ्या, सुरेश भटांनी जगद्विख्यात केलेल्या, "मराठी भाषेतील गझलेच्या शेरांची" हीच आजची घाणेरडी पातळी?नाही कळत मतला, नाही कळत काफिया.. तरीही गझल कळते आम्हाला...नाही कळत मात्रा, नाहीत कळत वृत्त.. तरीही गझल पचते आम्हाला..गझल गायला गळ्याला तान नसली तरी, गझल ऐकायचा विशिष्ट कान आहे आम्हाला..हा कान आहे म्हणूनच महान नटसम्राटासारखं म्हणावसं वाटतंय, *हे ऐकण्याआधीच कान फुटले का नाहीत आमचे?*जगातल्या सर्व धर्म-पंथांना आपल्या कवेत सामावून घेणाऱ्या "जम्बुद्वीपीय मातीबद्दल" ही असली शब्दरचना?का?तुम्हाला 'क ला ख' आणि 'त ला प' जोडता येतं म्हणून?कुणाची लायकी आहे हा देश सांभाळण्याची?कोण या "भारतीय उपखंडापेक्षा मोठा होऊन" त्याला सांभाळण्याची भाषा करू शकतो?अरे,अखंड भारताचे तुकडे करून आपला वाटाहिस्सा घेऊन गेलेले सुद्धा या भुमीला हिंदू-मुस्लीम हे दोन सुंदर नयन असलेली नववधू मानत होते रे......गदगदून टाकणाऱ्या दु:खाचा हा शेवट गझल शिकणारांसाठी....... "अकारण दंभी व अर्धवट ज्ञान असलेला गुरू, आपल्या शिष्यांनाही शेवटी नरकाच्या द्वाराकडेच घेऊन जातो.." असं "भारतीय (या उपखंडात उदयास आलेल्या सर्व धर्मांची) आध्यात्म परंपरा" मानते.*कुणासाठी काहिही असो..**हा देश तुमच्या आमच्यासारख्या करोडो करोडो भारतीयांसाठी मातृभुमी होती.. मातृभुमी आहे.. आणि मातृभुमीच राहील.**आणि, तिला हिनवणाऱ्यांच्या सुमार बुद्धीमत्तेसाठी...*(या वयातही नाती, सांभाळण्याचा योग येतो..मुलींसोबत बाहुल्या, खेळण्याचा योग येतो..रे नका कर्मदरिद्र्यांनो, गर्भात कळी खुडू ,)*'योगी' देतसे शाप मग, आत्म्यास रोग येतो...*... *असेच कठोर शब्द उमटतील.*---------------------------------------👆हा असतो *बटरफ्लाय इफेक्ट...*एका गज़लेच्या शेराने,लहान मुलांसाठी *अद्भुत कथामालिका* लिहिणाऱ्या माझ्यासारख्या एका छोट्याशा लेखकाला आतून इतकं हलवून टाकलं की मला,एका मोठ्या परिदृश्यातून आजकाल लिहिल्या जात असलेल्या एकंदरीत भारतीय साहित्याचा विचार करावा लागला.भारतीय साहित्यावर ज्या विघातक वृत्ती काही शतकांपासून प्रभाव पाडत आहेत... त्या वृत्तींचा आणि त्यांनी घडवून आणलेल्या परिणामांचा विचार करावा लागला..हा परिणाम नेस्तनाबूत करण्यासाठी आवश्यक उपाययोजनांचा विचार करावा लागला..हरकत नाही...आनंदाची गोष्ट अशी की,13 महिन्यांपूर्वी त्रास देणाऱ्या *बटरफ्लाय इफेक्ट* मुळे घडून आलेल्या मोठ्या बदलाचे सकारात्मक परिणाम, आज *अंधारातून प्रकाशाकडे* घेऊन जाणाऱ्या शाश्वत मार्गावर घेऊन आले आहेत.हा मार्ग..इंग्रजी शिक्षण भारतात आल्यापासून भारतीय जनमनावर हळूहळू आपला घट्ट पगडा निर्माण करणाऱ्या, *सगळंच नाकारण्याची वृत्ती* घडवू पाहणाऱ्या *तथाकथित बुद्धिवादी* जंजाळातून, पुन्हा एकदा आपल्याला आपल्या मूळ स्वभावाकडे... आपल्या मूळ भारतीय स्वभावाकडे... आपल्या मूळ भारतीय उपखंडाच्या स्वभावाकडे... आपल्या मूळ जंबूद्विपिय स्वभावाकडे... *स्वीकार भाव..* या आपल्या मुलभूत स्वभावाकडे घेऊन जाणारा आहे..असो..---------जाता जाता...आत्ताच सहाशे कलाकारांनी मोदींच्या म्हणजेच भा.ज.पा. च्या विरोधात मतदान करण्याचे आवाहन केल्याची बातमी वाचली.*सगळंच नाकारण्याची वृत्ती* एकदा अंगी भिनली, की मग त्याचे परिणाम असे होत जातात.आपल्या विचारधारेच्या विरुद्ध मतप्रवाह असलेले लोक 05 वर्षांपुर्वी सत्तेत काय आले,या *तथाकथित बुद्धिवाद्यांनी* 70 वर्षांची भारतीय लोकशाहीची परंपरा क्षणार्धात विसरून, भारतात हुकूमशाही येत असल्याची *अवास्तव हाकाटी* पसरवायला सुरुवात केली.*भाषण स्वातंत्र्याची गळचेपी* होत असल्याचा आरडाओरडा करत हे लोक 05 वर्षांपासून, मिळेल त्या ठिकाणी.. मिळेल त्या वेळी.. मिळेल तेवढे.. आणि वाटेल तसे.. बोलतच आले आहेत.इतके बोलूनही,"आपल्या बोलण्याचा परिणाम शून्य होतोय की काय?" असे वाटल्याने या लोकांनी आता सरळ सरळ *राजकीय आखाड्यात* उडी घेतली आहे.अर्थात,त्यास आक्षेप असण्याचे काहीच कारण नाही.*आक्षेप आहे, तो या लोकांनी जगभरात भारताला बदनाम करण्याच्या चालवलेल्या कटकारस्थानांवर.*हे सगळे लोक,त्या नसरुद्दीन शहाच्या खांद्याला खांदा लावून उभे आहेत, ज्याला आपल्या मुलांच्या भारतातील सुरक्षेबद्दल भीती वाटू लागली आहे..त्या अमीर खानच्या खांद्याला खांदा लावून उभे आहेत, ज्याच्या बायकोला काही वर्षांपूर्वी भारतात असुरक्षित वाटायला लागलं होतं..त्या भारताच्या उपराष्ट्रपती हमीद अन्सारीच्या खांद्याला खांदा लावून उभे आहेत, ज्याने पदावरून पायउतार झाल्याच्या दुसऱ्याच दिवशी "भारत मुस्लिमांसाठी असुरक्षित झाल्याची" दवंडी पिटली होती..अरे उतरा ना रिंगणात.. नको कोण म्हणतंय?भारतीय लोकशाहीवर तुमची श्रद्धा आहे की नाही?कि 05 वर्षांपूर्वीपर्यंत भारतात सगळं काही ठीक चाललं होतं, ही सुद्धा तुमची *अंधश्रद्धाच* म्हणायची?ठेवा जरा भारतीय नागरिकांवर विश्वास आणि होऊन जाऊ द्या *लोकशाहीचा महोत्सव.*पण त्यासाठी जगभरात भारताला बदनाम कशाला करताय?आणि हो..भारत कधीच कुणासाठी असुरक्षित होत नाही.तसेच भारताच्या सुपुत्रांना *असुरक्षिततेच्या भयाचा न्यूनगंड* कधीच पछाडत नाही.जरा व्यवस्था परिवर्तन काय झाले.. तुमच्या बुडाखालच्या खुर्च्या काय गेल्या.. तुम्ही भारतालाच बदनाम करायला सुरुवात केलीत...*तुम्ही भयग्रस्त झाला असाल,**पण जसे हजारभर वर्षांच्या परकीय आक्रमणांच्या काळात आमचे पूर्वज उभे होते.. तसेच आम्ही अजूनही निधड्या छातीने उभे आहोत.. नुसतेच एकटे नाही तर आमच्या मुलाबाळांसकट उभे आहोत..*पारशी, बहाई, ज्यू , तिबेटीयन बौध्दांप्रमाणे जगभरातून नाकारल्या गेलेल्यांच्या प्रेमळ *स्वागतासाठी..* त्यांच्या *संरक्षणासाठी..*आमच्या अस्तित्वाची *गुढी* असलेली ही *केशरी विजय पताका* घेऊन...नमस्कार 🙏☘ 🍁 ☘ 🍁 ☘

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 12 April 2019  
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*तथाकथित बुद्धिवाद्यांची कार्यपद्धती-1*(चौकट अंधश्रध्दा निर्मुलनाची)----------------------------------------by - *योगेश रंगनाथ निकम*औरंगाबादYogeshnikam1303@gmail.com09 एप्रिल 2019या लेखमालिकेतील *#तथाकथित_बुध्दीवाद* या लेखाचा समारोप करतेवेळी म्हटल्याप्रमाणे आपण आता या लेखात, यवतमाळ येथे झालेल्या *#92_व्या_अखिल_भारतीय_ मराठी_साहित्य_संमेलनात* वाचल्या न गेलेल्या *#नयनतारा_सहगल* यांच्या भाषणाच्या अनुषंगाने *#तथाकथित_बुद्धिवाद्यांचे_कार्य* नेमक्या कुठल्या पद्धतीने चालते हे पहाणार आहोत.- - - - - - - - - - -या भाषणाचा व्यवस्थित अभ्यास केल्यास आपल्याला त्याचे तीन भाग पाडता येतील.1. अखिल भारतीय मराठी साहित्य संमेलनाच्या परंपरेचा गुणगौरव व या संमेलनाशी स्वतःची जुळवून घेतलेली नाळ2. भारतातील वर्तमानावर केलेले भाष्यआणि3. भारतातील वर्तमान परिस्थिती बदलण्यासाठी साहित्यिकांना केलेले आवाहन- - - - - - - - - - -आता, एक एक करून प्रत्येक भागावर चर्चा करुया..1. *अखिल भारतीय मराठी साहित्य संमेलनाच्या परंपरेचा गुणगौरव व या संमेलनाशी स्वतःची जुळवून घेतलेली नाळ*अर्थातच, साहित्य संमेलनाचा केलेला गौरव आणि त्याच्याशी दर्शविलेला आपला संबंध.. इथपर्यंत *#नयनतारा_सहगल* यांचे भाषण अगदी योग्य मार्गाने चालते.. पुढे?पुढे या भाषणाने संपूर्ण राजकीय भूमिका घेतलेली असून त्याचा साहित्याशी असलेला संबंध दूरवर निघून गेला आहे.त्यामुळे प्रश्न असा उभा राहतो की, *साहित्यिकांनी राजकीय भूमिका घ्याव्यात की घेऊ नयेत?* आणि *"व्यक्तिस्वातंत्र्य"* या आजच्या काळाच्या महत्वाच्या जिवनमूल्याचा विचार करता, प्रत्येकाला *हवी ती भूमिका मांडण्याचे स्वातंत्र्य असायलाच हवे* यात कुठलेही दुमत असू शकत नाही.मग अडचण नेमकी काय आहे?मला वाटते, *राजकीय भूमिका नेमकी कुठे? म्हणजेच नेमकी कुठल्या मंचावरून घेतली जात आहे?* याबद्दल सर्वात मोठी अडचण आहे. आणि ही अडचण आपण व्यवस्थित समजून न घेतल्यास, त्याचे भयंकर दुष्परिणाम भविष्यकाळात साहित्यच नाही तर विविध क्षेत्रांवर उमटू शकतात.याचे अगदी ताजे उदाहरण,मुंबई येथे भरलेल्या एका चित्र प्रदर्शनाचे आणि तेथे, अभिनेते अमोल पालेकर देत असलेले भाषण मध्येच थांबविण्यात आलेल्या प्रकाराचे म्हणता येईल.अमोल पालेकर यांचे भाषण थांबवल्यामुळे काही साहित्यिकांनी, कलाकारांनी नंतर प्रचंड ओरड केली.त्यानंतर या आरडाओरड्याचा आधार घेऊन तथाकथित बुद्धिवादी ज्या वृत्तपत्रांच्या खुर्च्यांवर संपादक म्हणून ठाण मांडून बसलेले आहेत, त्या वृत्तपत्रांनी *अभिव्यक्ती स्वातंत्र्याचा मुद्दा* उचलून धरत देश रसातळाला निघाल्याची द्वाही फिरवली. आणि या सगळ्यात मुख्य मुद्द्याला बगल दिली गेली.तो मुद्दा म्हणजे,*चित्रकलेवर आधारित प्रदर्शनात देत असलेल्या भाषणामधून मिस्टर अमोल पालेकर चित्रकलेचे; चित्रकाराच्या गुणवत्तेचे, चित्रकलेप्रती चित्रकाराच्या समर्पित भावनेचे.. नेमके कुठले पैलू समाजासमोर आणत होते?*आणि अगदी असेच नयनतारा सहगल यांच्या न झालेल्या भाषणाचेही आहे..आपण हे समजून घ्यायला हवे की,*कलाकारांना, साहित्यिकांना उपलब्ध होणारे मंच हे त्या त्या विषयांशी संबंधित विचार मांडण्यासाठी असायला हवेत.*उद्या जर मी,एखाद्या गझल मंचाच्या व्यासपीठावर माझी वैयक्तिक राजकीय विचारधारा मांडू लागलो तर?एखाद्या बालसाहित्याच्या व्यासपीठावर विशिष्ट राजकीय विचारांची पेरणी करू लागलो तर?एखाद्या काव्य मैफलीत राजकीय भाषण देऊ लागलो तर?तर.. ते जसे अनुचित ठरेल, तसेच या थोरामोठ्या व्यक्तींनी सुध्दा आपले राजकीय विचार मांडण्यासाठी मिळतील ते मंच कुठलाही विधिनिषेध न बाळगता वापरणे चुकीचे आहे...आणि ते वापरले जात असतील तर त्याला विरोध होणारच. अगदी शक्य त्या स्वरूपात, शक्य तेवढ्या प्रकारे, शक्य तितक्या ताकदीने, शक्य तितक्या संघटित स्वरूपात.. विरोध होणारच.असो..ख्यातनाम कलाकार, साहित्यिकांद्वारे मिळतील ते मंच कुठलेही तारतम्य न बाळगता कशा प्रकारे वापरणे सुरू आहे.. या गोष्टीची जाणीव मला सर्वप्रथम तेव्हा झाली, जेव्हा मी एक साहित्यिक म्हणून साहित्य क्षेत्रात अगदी नवखा होतो.कुठल्यातरी "विवेकवादी लेखक संघाचे" कि तत्सम नावाच्या लेखक संघाचे ते अधिवेशन होते. अर्थात मला फारसे कुणी ओळखत नसल्याने मी त्या अधिवेशनाला माझ्या एका लंगोटीयार मित्रासह फक्त श्रोता म्हणून हजर होतो. शहरातल्या अनेकविध कॉलेजचे तरुण-तरुणीही माझ्यासोबतच त्या रटाळवाण्या कार्यक्रमात हास्याचे फवारे उडवत सहभागी झालेले होते.कार्यक्रमातल्या परिसंवादाची सुरुवात महाराष्ट्रातल्या एका प्रसिद्ध नाटककाराच्या भाषणाने झाली. अधिवेशन विवेकवादी लेखक संघाचे असल्याने मला व्यक्तिशः नाटककाराकडून "कुठल्याही विषयावर लिहित असताना लेखकाने आपला विवेक जागृत कसा ठेवावा" या विषयावर मार्गदर्शन अपेक्षित होते. कारण समोर कॉलेजची होतकरू मंडळी बसलेली होती. उद्या त्यांच्यापैकी अनेक जण लेखक / कवी होणार असतील..परंतु भाषणाची सुरुवात झाली, तीच मुळात तत्कालीन केंद्र शासनाला शिव्या घालण्यापासून.अरे.. व्यासपीठ कुठले अन् तुम्ही काय बोलताय? का बोलताय? समोर बसलेल्या तरुण पिढीचे मार्गदर्शक म्हणून तुम्ही "विवेकावर आधारित संतुलित लिखाण कसे करायचे असते" यावर भाष्य अपेक्षित आहे.. एवढे तरी तुम्हाला समजते की नाही?कार्यक्रम संपवून घरी आल्यावर मी, या नाटककाराचे असे का झाले असेल बुवा? यावर बराच विचार केला..तेव्हा माझ्या लक्षात आले की,*पुराणकथांतील महापुरूषांची निवड करून त्यांच्या तोंडी अशोभनीय अशी, परंतु लोकांना हसायला लावणारी भाषा वापरून उभी केलेली पात्रं आणि या पात्रांच्या आधारावर उभे केलेले नाटक एवढीच या नाटककाराची वैचारिक पार्श्वभूमी आहे.* त्यामुळे त्याच्याकडून विवेकाची अपेक्षा धरणे हाच मुळी *अंधश्रद्धेचा भाग* झाला.हरकत नाही...भारतीय समाज आता जागृत झालेला आहे.त्यामुळे,*वाटेल त्यावेळी.. वाटेल तिथे.. वाटेल तेवढे.. वाटेल तसे.. लिहून आणि बोलून झाल्यावर स्वतःलाच चिमटा काढून,*....*"बोल की लब आजाद है तेरे.."*‌‌....*असं म्हणायची आठवण करून देणाऱ्या #तथाकथित_बुद्धिवाद्यांनी पसरवलेल्या सर्व बुध्दीभ्रमांचा आणि अंधश्रद्धांचा पगडा आपोआपच दूर होऊ लागल्याने पुढील काळ हा भारताच्या उज्ज्वल भवितव्याचा असणार आहे.*- - - - - - - - - - -जाता जाता,नयनतारा सहगल यांच्या भाषणाचे आपण जे तीन भाग केले आहेत त्यातील पहिल्या भागाच्या अनुषंगाने आपण साहित्यिक, कलाकारांकडून *राजकीय भूमिका नेमकी कुठल्या मंचावरून घेतली जात आहे व अशा पद्धतीने कुठलेही व्यासपीठ विषयाशी विसंगत विचारांच्या प्रसारासाठी वापरणे कसे गैर आहे* हे पाहिले.पुढील लेखात आपण नयनतारा सहगल यांच्या उर्वरित भाषणावर चर्चा करणारच आहोत.तोपर्यंत,तथाकथित बुद्धिवाद्यांद्वारे इतरांचा बुद्धिभ्रम करण्यासाठी जी पद्धत वापरली जाते, तिचे आणखी एक उदाहरण पाहूया व त्यावर चिंतन करूया.#नयनतारा_सहगल यांचे साहित्य संमेलनातील भाषणाचे निमंत्रण रद्द केल्याच्या निमित्ताने उठलेल्या गदारोळाचा लाभ उठवून, भारतातील #तथाकथित_बुद्धिवादी जमातीने अन्याय झालेल्यांची बाजू घेण्याचा अविर्भाव दाखवून, साहित्यिक व साहित्य प्रेमींमधे फूट पाडण्याची मोठी खेळी केली होती.पण आपण लक्षात घ्यायला हवे की,ही #तथाकथित_बुद्धिवादी जमात एकीकडे आपापल्या वृत्तपत्रांच्या मोठमोठ्या लेखांमधून, आणि वृत्तवाहिन्यांमधे 'वाद-संवाद' (खरे तर वितंडवाद) घडवून आणत आपण डॉ. नरेंद्र दाभोलकरांचा कैवार घेत असल्याचा आव आणते, तर दुसरीकडे डॉक्टरांनी ज्या 'ज्योतिष' या विषयाला थोतांड मानले त्या ज्योतिषांचे दैनिक व साप्ताहिक राशिभविष्य मात्र नित्यनेमाने न चुकता छापून आपापले गल्ले भरायचे काम करत असते.*ज्यांना कुठलाही ठोस विचार मांडायचा असतो, त्यांनी आपापल्या मान्यतांना बगल देत सोयीस्कर बाजू घेऊन चालत नाही. कारण, असे करणे म्हणजे स्वत:च स्वतःच्या विचारधारेवर भलेमोठे प्रश्नचिन्ह निर्माण करणे होय.*बाकी,अधिक काय सांगू ..*तथाकथित बुद्धिवादी नहीं हूं,**सीधी सीधी बात करूंगा ।**उलझाते रहे जो भारत को,**मैं उनका पर्दाफाश करूंगा ।*नमस्कार 🙏☘ 🍁 ☘ 🍁 ☘

An incredibly powerful EDB recovery utility
 John Jorge  
 15 April 2019  
Art

Let's have a look at how we should go about repairing corrupt exchange server databases. Firstly, no admin IT admin with any sort of experience would ever take exchange database corruption lightly. This is because they are very well aware of the fact that EDB corruption can lead to valuable information loss if not dealt with correctly.Most exchange admins these days know how to effectively deal with Exchange EDB corruption issues. Armed with tools like EdbMails EDB to PST converter, Exchange Server recovery can be performed with just a few clicks these days.What makes EdbMails the obvious choice?Well, this is rather easy to answer, thousands of Exchange admins trust EdbMails due to the fact that its deep scanning techniques can recover every last bit of data from the EDB file.  EdbMails performs quick EDB recovery while maintaining the folder structure intact. Another important aspect of this user friendly EDB to PST tool is the fact that it lets you preview all the EDB contents before export operation. There is an extensive list of filtering options provided that lets you filter mails by date / time, subject, attachments and from / to address etc. You can even chose to split the PST files. EdbMails is capable of retrieving all the Email properties such as address, cc,bcc,time, subject,from address, mail header as well as the body. It also does not in any way alter the data in source EDB file. Extra features like support for Non English Unicode characters, extensive mail filtering options, ability to recover deleted mailboxes makes EdbMails the perfect exchange recovery solution available in the market currently. There is even a free trial version of EdbMails Convert EDB to PST  that lets you export upto 30 items per mailbox/ folder and test out all the features that EdbMails has to offer.All these features come packed in one value for money utility making EdbMails an obvious choice for any or all of your Exchange Server Recovery needs.

Industrial Vacuum Cleaners
 Galagali Multimedia  
 18 April 2019  

The first motorized vacuum cleaner was made-up in year 1901 byHubert Cecil Booth.These days’ Vacuum cleaners are found in diverse variants designed to meet needs in different sectors. There are household vacuum cleaners, industrial vacuum cleaners, professional vacuum cleaners, wet dry vacuum cleaners, upright vacuum cleaners, backpack vacuum cleaners, vacuum cleaners, continuous duty vacuum cleaners, portable vacuum cleaners, light duty vacuum cleaners, stationary vacuum cleaners, heavy duty vacuum cleaners. Whatever kind of vacuum cleaner it may be but the technology with which it runs remains similar.Technology : A vacuum's suction is caused by a dissimilarity in air pressure. An electric fan lessens the pressure inside the machine. Atmospheric pressure then forces the air through the carpet and inside the nozzle, and so the dust is just simply pushed into the bag.In industrial and commercial sectors vacuum cleaners are mostly divided into the following types :-Wet and Dry Vacuum CleanerContinuous Duty Vacuum CleanerBackpack Vacuum CleanerDry Vacuum CleanerUpright Vacuum CleanerWet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner : A wet & dry vacuum cleaner is used for gathering of dry dust as well as spillages of water or any kind of liquid. Best wet as well as dry vacuum cleaners can hold huge amount of water, oil and other thick fluids from the floors. Some of these vacuum cleaners are used in mixture with single disc floor scrubber to suck oil, grease and other stains that are earlier dislodged by scrubbing action of Floor scrubber.Continuous duty vacuum cleaner : A Continuous duty vacuum cleaner is used for removal of dust for long hours of working. Mostly the vacuum cleaner with brush motor runs on intermittent duties (i.e. from 30 minutes to 4 hrs at a continues stretch depending upon the ambient). Whereas in countries like India where ambient mostly differ between 25 and 45 degree Celsius there vacuum cleaner with brush motor could work for maximum 30 to 45 minutes. Or else if the usage is for more hours then continuous duty vacuum cleaner or turbine vacuum cleaner or side channel blower vacuum cleaner are mainly considered.Backpack Vacuum Cleaner : A backpack vacuum cleaner can be carried onto ones back as well as hip. They are very light weight with a lengthy electric cable (at least 25 meters). These backpack vacuum cleaners are mostly dry vacuum cleaners and perfect for applications in multiplexes, shopping mall, aircraft cleaning and cinema hall.Dry Vacuum Cleaner : A dry vacuum cleaner fulfill the requirements of collecting dry dust from hard floors. It is compact, tiny in size with 6 to 10 ltrs dust capacity and comes along with accessories for different applications.Upright Vacuum Cleaner : An upright vacuum cleaner is commonly meant for sucking dry dust from carpets. Carpets easily get dusty because of the people's continuous movement over it, the dust or sand carried by their shoes stay deep into the piles of the carpets over a period of time. Upright vacuum cleaner has a kind of cylindrical brushes that combs the carpet, loosens the dust and brings up all the dust from the bottom of the pies to the top which is instantly sucked and collected in the container.Price of Vacuum Cleaner depends accordingly. Vacuum cleaner price may differ with the type, and quality of its build. Mostly the inexpensive vacuum cleaners are dry vacuum cleaners that are used for hotels as well as or household, hospitals. Vacuum cleaner with brush motors are mainly used by buyers because of its compact design and inexpensive cost as compared to the turbine or side channel blower type vacuum cleaners.

How to restore accidentally deleted Public folder from Exchange Database?
 Trevor James  
 18 April 2019  
Art

Public folders are one of the most used features on premise Exchange Servers. With the granular level permission options that public folder allows for, it is easy to grant or deny access to users as one wishes. Public folder can be made available to everyone in the organization. The main purpose of public folder is to share common information to everyone in the organization. Public folder supports features like Contacts, Calendar, Notes, and Journals etc. These features make considerable improvement in growth of the Organization. Business activities will be more streamlined and systematic. So restoring of Public folder is very important.                                                                                                                         There are many other scenarios which can corrupt the Exchange Database. System Failures such as Hardware, malicious software, human error etc can result in panic and potential data loss. Exchange Database will not mount and mailboxes will be inaccessible. In these scenarios, Exchange Database needs to be recovered at granular level.                                                                                                         The only tool you need                                                          EdbMails EDB to PST converter is one of the efficient, reliable, flawless recovering tools. Apart from this, it allows user to migrate EDB mailboxes to Office 365 or Live Exchange Server. This tool, by default does standard scan of EDB for recovery. If not able to recover, it allows user to choose Advanced Scan which can recover highly index corrupted EDB file. This tool is very user friendly and user does not need expert help for operating.                                                                                                            Public Folder EDB data can be recovered and migrated to Office 365 or Live Exchange Server seamlessly, if need be, using EdbMails.                                                                             Highlights of EdbMails EDB to PST converter.                                                                                                             1. Efficiently extracts email items like Calendar, email attachment, emails, contacts, deleted items etc.2. Efficiently recovers both PUB.edb and PRIV.edb folders.3. Preview all your EDB contents before export operation.       4. Maintains the folder hierarchy intact.                                     5. There is no size limitation for recovering EDB file.        6. User can specify desired size for exporting the EDB to PST.7. View of log is provided to understand the export operation.8. Very user friendly tool which can be used without expert attention.9. Supports exchange server versions like 2019, 2016,2013,2010,2007 and 2003.10. Compatible with both 32 and 64 bit versions of Ms Windows.                                                                                                      Trial version of EdbMails EDB to PST converter is available for downloading, with all features and the export limited to 30 items of each file.To know more https://www.edbmails.com                                                                                                 

Exchange Server Recovery with EdbMails
 John Jorge  
 22 April 2019  
Art

Exchange Server Recovery with EdbMailsThe job of a tool to recover your Exchange database is to let you recover all the Exchange database information like mails, journals, tasks, notes, calendar, contacts etc. It must also ensure that all email properties such as cc, bcc, subject, time etc should be recovered without fail. This is where a tried and tested Exchange Recovery tool like EdbMails can come to your aid. Download and install the free trial version of EdbMails to test out all the features that it has to offer for yourself. The free demo version allows for export of upto 30 items per folder/ mailbox.There are a variety of filtering options that lets you filter mails by date, subject, attachment names etc. One of the most overlooked factors when considering an Exchange EDB to PST Converter tool is its user friendliness. This is where EdbMails shines. All you have to do is point EdbMails to the location of your EDB file and the recovery operation will be underway in just a few clicks.Unlike some other products in the market, EdbMails puts no limit on the size of EDB file that can be recovered using it. This means that even large organizations having huge EDB files with a ton of mailboxes within can use EdbMails without worry. There is support for Non-English unicode characters like French, Japanese etc built into EdbMails.  Some of the features that make EdbMails unique are:Supports Exchange server versions 2019/2016/2013/2010/2007/2003.Public as well as archive folder migrationMaintains the folder structure intactPST split capabilityPreview all EDB contents effortlesslyRecover deleted mailboxesSource EDB contents are not altered in anywayFor more information please visit: https://www.edbmails.com

Feature Rich EDB to PST Converter tool
 Shira Paul  
 24 April 2019  
Art

As most IT admins would know very well, Exchange database EDB file is the main information store of MS Exchange Server. As with any other database, the EDB file is also prone to serious corruption an issue that makes them and the data contained within them inaccessible.                                                                              Many of us who have been in the field of Exchange administration for some years would know that some errors such 528 and JET are hard to rectify. This where the need for a professional Exchange Server Recovery that take complexity out of the equation arises. One of the best such tools available on the internet right now is EdbMails EDB to PST Converter.                                                                                         No longer are you to be content with complex partial data recovery solutions from native tools as EdbMails can recover all the information from even the most heavily corrupted exchange databases. There is also option for granular exchange recovery in EdbMails which lets you export/ migrate exactly what you want. What this means is that you can pick and choose the items/ folders that you want to be migrated instead doing it as a whole.                                                                                           EdbMails was built keeping user friendliness in mind, as such; even the most novices of users can make use of EdbMails to perform EDB to PST conversion. EdbMails has support for Exchange server versions 2016/2013/2010/2007/2003 and Outlook versions 2016/2013/2010/2007.                                                                             There are also extensive filtering options for mails. You can also recover deleted mailboxes easily. Export offline EDB mailboxes to single or multiple PST files. Preview all the EDB contents before export operation. There are even options to directly migrate EDB to Office 365 as well as Live Exchange server.                                                                                      Free EDB to PST Converter trial version of EdbMails is also available for download from the official EdbMails website. The Free version allows you to test all the features of EdbMails and export upto 30 items per mailbox/folder.                                                                                                                      EdbMails also allows for splitting of the mailboxes to multiple smaller size Outlook PST files. The PST files can then be opened in any version of the Outlook or EdbMails PST viewer. It also supports mapping of EDB mailboxes to Office 365 or Live Exchange mailboxes for migration.To know more https://www.edbmails.com

Reliable EDB to PST converter
 Trevor James  
 29 April 2019  
Art

The main reasons for Exchange database corruption can be improper system shutdown, hard drive failures, sudden Server crash, etc. These circumstances can cause interrupt to business activities.                                                                              For dealing with Exchange database EDB corruption we need a professional tool. Another possibility is accidentally delete of mailbox, crucial data etc. This is where a reliable EDB recovery tool becomes vital.                                                                                                                  EdbMails EDB to PST converter is reliable, efficient, accurate recovery tool for corrupted Exchange Database. It can recover all the information from even the most corrupt EDB file and convert it to Outlook PST.                                                                                                     The tool is designed to recover all data items like mails, mail attachments, drafts, contacts, calendar, tasks, notes, journals etc of EDB without any data loss. It can export individual mailboxes/folders or entire database. The entire EDB can be examined and source files are not altered during migration. This process is made easier and flexible by allowing the user to specify the desired size to split recovered EDB into smaller chunks. The detail understanding of the export operation is logged and user can view it. Trial version of EdbMails EDB to PST converter is available for downloading, with all f