RANDOM THOUGHTS MAY, 2019

The month of May, 2019, has some up-setting news about Indians mis behaving in foreign countries, misconduct of corporate leaders and a few beautiful pictures of Apple blossoms. There are posts about contributions made by IIT-ians to Sanghi Library.

NRI’s OF A DIFFERENT KIND

Hum Hai Hindustani-
Our irrepressible brothren holding our flag high!
HOLDING OUR FLAG HIGH

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LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

A case of like father, like son or perhaps a family business !!!!

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NO CODE OF CONDUCT FOR CORPORATES

Should not the corporate honchos with criminal record be barred from Board Rooms just as Politicians are from elections?
Both are trustees of public money.

OUR CORPORATE LEADERS

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ABOUT SANGHI LIBRARY

Children at creative activities at Sanghi Library named in honor of our Dean Dean Aaip Iitd and established by alumni from 4 IIT’s-IIT Kgp, Kanpur, Delhi, Roorkee,
See more at www.bhushan.org
Special thanks to Librarian, Mr Shiv Kumar at GSSS Palra who is nurturing the Library with heart and soul. He has successfully inculcated a “no shoes inside” habit amongst all users.

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FALLING STANDARDS IN PUBLIC LIFE

Gone are the days when
Stains on reputation worried men
These are the days,
When they are proud of them.

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NOT ALL GOOD MEN HAVE GONE

There are nice people around!! Read this-

On 26th April I had gone to see the Divisional Commissioner of Gurugram and parked my car outside his office. This point is about 300 m from the office and generally the road is deserted, with the typical looks of civil lines area. I returned to the car after 1-1/2 hours and as I approached the car, two rustic looking men sitting by the kerb accosted me and asked my name. Hesitantly, I said, “bhushan” and moved to open the car door. One of them said: Bhushan Ji, just see if you have something missing?” I could not see anything missing. “check the car”, they said. I checked and found nothing missing, told them so and again made a move to go. They now said,” Your purse is there?” I sometime leave it in car, sometime in pocket. Now I looked for it and found it missing.
Now they asked,”what is your full name” I gave it. One of them said, ” Bhushan Ji, we were matching the name with the one on your driving licence. When you got out of car, your purse fell out of your pocket onto the road. We saw it from a distance and came and picked it. But you walk fast and had disappeared in one of these bungalows. We are waiting for you to return since then.”
They gave me my purse (which had about Rs 10 K cash and the usual cards etc.)
As we got to talk after this, one of them turned out to hail from Jhajjar District in Haryana. Naturally I told him about the Library established in Jhajjar district by we people, from personal resources. Hearing about it, he commented: “You have served others (he used the word “paropkar” in local language), that is why your purse was found. “Upar Wala (God) takes care.

Moral of the story: Serve the needy-you might recover lost property.

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ABOUT GOVT SCHOOL, JHAJJAR

30th April was retirement day of Mr Balwan Singh, Principal, Govt Sr Sec School, Palra, Jhajjar. Mr Balwan Singh had co-operated with gusto in the establishment of IIT-ian family’s, “Sanghi Library” at his school, honoring Prof Sanjeev Sanghi,Dean Aaip Iitd.He will be missed.
DrGeetanjali Kaushik, Ms Jyotsna Chug, Mrs Rekha Bhushan made a farewell gift and used the occasion to interact with kids in the Library(see video).

MEMENTO FOR OUTGOING HEAD MASTER
THE IITD & IITR ALUMNI TEAM
L-R: Dr GEETANJALI, ANAND BHUSHAN, JYOTSNA BAREHA, REKHA

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A gift for the morning from my little garden:

DESERT ROSE

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NETAS and DECENCY-INCOMPTIBLE?

Mr Shanta Kumar Shanta Kumarbjp is upset by the standard of political discourse. And I ask:-should the proverb be updated from “Fighting like Dogs” to “Fighting like Netas”, to be in tune with modern times?

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VIEW COSTS MONEY

Apartment with a view:
Student, looking for accommodation, in IITD area: “Rent you are asking is double the market rates?”
Landlord(pointing to a slit in the wall):- “My property has a scenic view”
Cannot disagree.

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PROPONENTS OF PRIVATISATION, WATCH OUT

Private Sector Competes in Incompetence
Watch your deposits with them!
(As per Wikipaedia:-Yes Bank Limited is India’s fourth largest private sector bank, founded by Rana Kapoor and Ashok Kapur in 2004. It primarily operates as a corporate bank, with retail banking and also asset management as subsidiary functions).

CAPTION ADDED IN APRIL 2020: THIS BANK COLLAPSED IN MARCH, 2020.

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IIT-ians CORNER

IIT-ans CORNER in SANGHI LIBRARY at Jhajjar:
Sanghi Library named in honour of Dean Aaip Iitd has a special area reserved for show casing creations of alumni/students/faculty/staff of any IIT.
Devinder Banati, ex IITD, 1967 CE, has written a book, pictured below, and donated two copies, which have been show cased.
Thanks Devinder Banati ! Visit the Library sometimes and tell about your book in person!

DEVENDER BANATI-IITD ALUMNUS

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BABIES ARE BABIES

A Baby Owl cowers behind a stump in the backyard of my US home as if afraid of my son’s camera:

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DECEPTIVE PICTURES

Exploding stars and black holes in distant intergalactic space captured by my camera!……………………………………………………………………………………………………..simply kidding! This is a spider web woven on Geranium plants in my garden. The three “black holes” (top right), surrounded by rays, are Semal Seeds. The light rays apparantly coming from there are cotton fibres stuck to the seeds. The seeds along with their cotton have been carried by the wind and trapped in the web.The (circular) stars are caused by sunlight filtering through the foliage and blurred due to defocussing, the focus being precisely on the web. Enlarge the picture to see the web itself better.The spider herself eluded me when other things were right for taking the picture.
Imagine the problems scientists face when interpreting images from outer space and electron microscopes!

FACEBOOK

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RIDING PIGGY BACK

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ETHICS & OUR CORPORATE HONCHOS:
Often they control larger amount of public money than many Prime Ministers-Yet no code of conduct controls their entry to Board Rooms.
(See also my post dt May 1, 2019, 8:42; about sentencing of Wadia to 2 years in Jail, in Japan, for drug related offences)

A Greek billionaire and heir to the COCO COLA fortune was arrested, yesterday, on the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts after a search of his private jet uncovered more than $1.3 million worth of cannabis on board. Alkiviades “Alki” David, 50, was arrested by the Anti-Narcotics Unit at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport and charged with multiple drug related
offences.The billionaire had also,recently, ran into legal trouble in April after a former female employee was allegedly fired for refusing to have sex with him. David paid $11.1 million in a harassment settlement.
David is on bail.
(Based on a news report of The Daily Express)

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A rabbit darted across our backyard, but I beat him to it, catching it in my cross wires.

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City of Longmont, Colorado, prefers flowering trees to line its streets. Apple blossoms from our home here,are pictured below.

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REFLECTIONS

Image taken while riding in a hot air balloon-Approx height above ground 800 ft

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Leading the wa(y)ke?-
Picture taken while riding a hot air baloon in Colorado

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Budh Purnima in the United States

KHOYA KHOYA CHAND…
….KHULA AASMAN

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Sharing this post originally from Deepa Tiwari:
These days it needs a study to conclude what is evident and plain common sense. The study, however, helps to the extent of determining a time line. Priorities before our nation are only two: 1. Powerful military & internal law enforcement so we are not enslaved again from outside or within, 2. Powerful measures including deterrent punishment to counter climate changes. On both fronts soft talk has gone too far.
But it is, admittedly, easier said than done

Birds on Postage Stamps
(clockwise) Black Capped Chikadee, Cardinal, Blue Jay, Woodpecker,

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Dr SHIV SINGH RAWAT-IITD ALUMNUS

Sharing news from Dr Shiv Singh Rawat Superintending Engineer Irrigation Department Gurgaon (Resident of village Bahin Palwal), IITD alumnus: being honoured by Mahavir International Society Gurugram at Gurgaon for running stiching centre in his native house at village Bahin to empower women and development of skills. 7 girls of centre have been given stiching machines.
DrShiv Singh Rawat‘s actions remind me of a Govt Primary School in my native village which operated from our personal “haveli” (called “mansion” in english) in the village in the 1950’s for about 10 years. Therafter its building was made by Govt on a piece of land, given by my Dad on perpetual lease to the school.The school is running even now.
Let more people come forward to emulate such persons.

FOLLOWING THE WONDER WORLD OF A CHILD

CURIOSITY followed by HAPPINESS followed by ECSTASY
(plz see anti-clockwuse)

CURIOSITY..
HAPPINESS….
ECSTASY!

FACEBOOK ON 21 MAY, 2019

DELHI & DENVER-180 Deg OUT OF PHASE

A Tale of Two Cities-Delhi (105 F) to Denver (40 F)
I am Out of Frying Pan and into a Freezer

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AGEING WITH GRACE

AGEING WITH GRACE
We all age: only prayer to the Almighty is that we may age with grace:This 1988 model of ours, starts in one revolution and has certainly lived upto it

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Congrats to our Dean Aaip Iitd

FACEBOOK ON 29 MAY, 2019

Sharing Subhash Bhutani‘s post about Adrian Rogers statement about taxes, made in 1931.
When Income Tax was introduced in England, a prominent public figure (don’tt remember the name) had said:”This is not a tax on income, it is a tax on man’s conscience”.
Not much different from Adrian Rogers

SUPERCONDUCTIVITY

Regarding Alok Saxena‘s post dt May 27, 2019, regarding superconductors, I may mention that I have been manufacturing “Superconductivity Apparatus” for performing experiments on superconductivity since 2002. This has been in use with all the five original IIT’s; II Sc.Bangalore, BHU; and major Indian & Foreign Universities for M Sc experiments, for the last 17 years. Of course, we use Yi and Bi based materials which superconduct at liquid nitrogen temperatures and are commercially available. Our focus is not on temperature-low or high-but to enable experiments like plotting R vs T characteristics, Meisner effect, Susceptibility studies etc. Please visit:

SUPERCONDUCTIVITY APPARATUS made by ME

A UNIQUE PICTURE

I was reminded by Sunita Paul‘s post “MCQ should be like this……” alongside the picture of the tiny triplets (right hand side picture) also posted by her, of the following:
I had taken the picture on the left hand side, in Gulmarg, J & K in 2010. I had just stepped out of my car and was sort of hit by the cold mountain air, when the scene you see below, both stunned and triggered me. I rushed in, to get the camera out, and as they say in Kashmir, Allah granted me this cherished picture of these beautiful teen aged ladies, posing with such innocence and eagerness, for their camera.

ALL SET

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SUBHASH NAIK-An IIT-KGPIAN CONTRIBUTES

IIT-ian Family’s SANGHI LIBRARY established 3 months ago, so named in honor of Sanjeev Sanghi Dean Aaip Iitd, has a special corner to show case creations by IIT-ians.
Subhash Naik, 1967 B Tech Electronics from IIT Kharagpur is a multilingual author, devoted to nature conservation. So is the Sanghi Library.
Subhash has donated 1 copy each of his 6 books to the Sanghi Library.
Subhash can be reached at www.subhashsnaik.com
Thanks to you Subhash. Please plan a visit to the Library and apprise the kids about nature conservation.

FACEBOOK ON 30 MAY, 2019

SMILE A WHILE

Bob, an industrial engineer, gave a lecture on ergonomics to a group of factory workers.  After covering all the finer points of maximizing efficiency in repetitive tasks, he concluded his lecture with a note of caution. “Don’t try these techniques at home.”

“Why not?” asked somebody from the audience.

“I watched my wife’s routine at breakfast for years,” the engineer explained. “She made lots of trips between the fridge, stove, table and cabinets, often carrying a single item at a time. One day I told her, “You’re wasting too much time. Why don’t you try carrying several things at once?”

“Did it save time?” the guy in the audience asked.

“Actually, yes,” replied the expert. “It used to take her 20 minutes to make breakfast. Now I do it in ten.”

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