Sunday, August 6, 2017

BIOPICS

I somehow feel that biopics of living persons should not be made. What do you all say?

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

TWO THOUGHTS

Old age seems to be definitely catching up with me, it seems as while writing previous post I was trying hard to remember two more points which had been in my mind but to no avail. So here I am again.

One needs to have contacts at right places even if one is famous to get away with anything. This came in my mind due to episode of Yamuna plains.

You can not instill patriotism into anyone by placing objects of war, like Tanks or Artillery Guns at prominent places. Patriotism comes only through environments in which one grows up.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

PRE-MATURE RETIREMENT

I read in newspaper some time ago that government is mulling of making pre-mature retirement rules for Defence personnel vis-a-vis OROP. It was stated that those who seek PMR on being superseded will need to serve for another 3 years after being passed over for promotion to be entitled for pension while seeking PMR. I am surprised at this thinking. Any sane person will realise that those who seek PMR after being superseded will have no interest in their work. So the government will be saddled with frustrated lot who will be spoke in the running of administration at desired level. Those who continue at their own, will work even harder as they will be looking forward to promotion.

I think the government should let go those with pension as applicable, who wish to do so after being passed over for promotion.

What is your say?

Sunday, July 2, 2017

INCOME TAX RELIEF

A few days ago I read in the newspaper that there has been an appeal to government to reduce income tax i r o single working girls. It was suggested that lower rates may be made applicable to them.

This set me thinking that even pensioners also need this relief. On retirement income of a pensioner becomes 50% of what his salary was. Even dearness allowance which he was getting becomes less as it is calculated on basic pay / pension. Family commitments like marriages of daughters/sons, taking care of old parents, other such social obligations etc etc of a pensioner do not become less. Thus I feel that income tax on pension should be 50% of what it is on salary while in service, if not waved off completely.  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

GOOD AND REALISTIC ARTICLE

A friend of mine shared this by mail and I just could not resist temptation to share it with you all. Please do spare some time to read it and share your views :

"
THE BACK NINE

I FIRST STARTED READING THIS EMAIL & WAS READING FAST UNTIL
I REACHED THE THIRD SENTENCE.
I STOPPED AND STARTED OVER READING SLOWER AND THINKING ABOUT EVERY WORD. THIS EMAIL
IS VERY THOUGHT PROVOKING. MAKES YOU STOP AND THINK.  
READ SLOWLY!


AND THEN IT IS WINTER


You know ... time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams.


But, here it is... the back nine of my life and it catches me by surprise...
How did I get here so fast?
Where did the years go and where
did my youth go?


I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that I was only on the first hole and the back nine was so far off that I could not fathom
it or imagine fully what it
would be like.


But, here it is...my friends are retired and getting gray...they move slower and I seean older person now.
Some are in better and some
worse shape than me...but,
I see the great change....Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant...but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd become.


Each day now, I find that just getting
a shower is a real target for the day!
And taking a nap is not a treat anymore... it's mandatory!
Cause if I don't on my own free will... I just fall asleep where I sit!


And so...now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for
all the aches and pains and the loss
of strength and ability to go and
do things that I wish I had done
but never did!!
But, at least I know, that though
I’m on the back nine,
and I'm not sure how long
it will last...this I know, that when
it's over on this earth...it's over.
A new adventure will begin!  
Yes, I have regrets.
There are things I wish I hadn't done...things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things
I'm happy to have done.
It's all in a lifetime.


So, if you're not on the back nine yet...let me remind you,
that it will be here faster than
you think. So, whatever you would
like to accomplish in your life
please do it quickly!
Don't put things off too long!!
Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether you’re on the back nine or not!


You have no promise that you will
see all the seasons of your life....so,
live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember...and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them
in all the years past!!


"Life" is a gift to you.  
The way you live your life is your
gift to those who come after.
Make it a fantastic one.
LIVE IT WELL!  ENJOY TODAY!
DO SOMETHING FUN!  BE HAPPY ! HAVE A GREAT DAY
Remember "It is health that is
real wealth and not pieces of gold
and silver. 
LIVE HAPPY IN 2017!


LASTLY, CONSIDER THIS:
~Your kids are becoming you......but your grandchildren are perfect!
~Going out is good.. Coming home is better!
~You forget names.... But it's OK because some people forgot they even knew you!!!
~You realize you're never going to be really good at anything like golf.
~The things you used to care to do, you aren't as interested in anymore, but you really don't care that you aren't as interested.
~You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV 'ON' than in bed. It's called "pre-sleep".
~You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch..
~You tend to use more 4 letter words ... "what?"..."when?"... ???
~You notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?!!!
~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
~Everybody whispers.
~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet.... 2 of which you will never wear.

~~~But Old is good in some things: Old Songs, Old movies, and best of all,  
OLD FRIENDS!!


Stay well, "OLD FRIEND!"
Send this on to other "Old Friends!" and let them laugh in AGREEMENT!!!
It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived.


TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN; YET THE YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE, SO ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS
“ Do Not Regret Growing Older.
It is a Privilege Denied to Many.”

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

WHAT DO YOU SAY?

For the last few days I have been wanting to share with you all what I think about a couple of things which had been dominating news.

First is, what kind of elected representatives do we have? This came to my mind after watching MLAs throwing paper missiles on Hon'bel Governor when he was addressing their session. Thereafter they had audacity to say that they were not throwing paper at him but giving their applications. Applications for what? And is that the way to give applications,if those were applications? They think the public is without brains and will swallow whatever they say. PITY. This also proves a famous saying " We get the government we deserve." So true. We only elected those leaders to work for our good cause.

Second is, so many well known persons as well as a couple of political parties are raising voice against Army for their actions in Kashmir against stone pelters and against Army Chief for saying that he can not ask his personnel to stand mute to get hurt. I will not say anything on this issue except that such persons should be taken without any publicity and made to wear forces uniform to be with the them to face stone pelters. I am all for HUMAN RIGHTs but don't we feel that with that comes HUMAN RESPONSIBILITY? We have freedom to choose our profession, can I choose to be a spy for enemy country and claim it as my Human Right? Can I damage public property for protesting whatever cause be it and shout against such acts if my own property is damaged by protesters?

Food for thought. 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

ANOTHER ONE

I read in newspaper that a VC of newly formed university has put a mattress in his office and is working while sitting on that. REASON : He has not been provided with a chair of his liking which cost Rs 60,000.

I wonder what students of that university will be in future after seeing this example!