The high light of this month is an exhibition of Claude Monnet’s original paintings displayed by Denver Arts Museum. I got to see more than 100 originals and photograph them too.
SANGHI LIBRARY AT VIL. PALRA
Shiv Yadav, the devoted librarian, sent the pics below,wanting to know how well he is maintaining it. Give him a hand, please.
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We look before and after,
And pine for what is not:
Our sincerest laughter
With some pain is fraught;
OUR SWEETEST SONGS ARE THOSE……….. ……………………………………THAT TELL OF SADDEST THOUGHT
(Ode to Skylark by P B Shelly, 1792-1822)
The song below conveys the same thought-
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UNNAO RAPE CASE
WE GET WHAT WE ELECT???
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All the best, in the year that begins
A flower native to Colorado & enjoying the status of its ‘State Flower”
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DENVER MUSEUM OF ARTS
organised a display of Monet’s originals and my Son had lost no time in buying tickets 3 months in advance.Gave me once in a lifetime chance not only to see the masterpieces in original, but photograph every one of them (>100), also. A couple of pictures reproduced here.
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STUDY CO AUTHORED by PROF VIMAL MISHRA of IIT GANDHINAGAR
They established co relation between famine and soil moisture and concluded 1943 soil moisture did not correspond to a draught It was probably a scarcity created by the ruler to starve the population.
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MORE OF MONET
A few more paintings reproduced
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PROMISE OF A SUNNY DAY AFTER SNOW
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A WORD OF CAUTION in the ACCLAIM OVER
“encounter justice” & 15 day trial Andhra Law
“THE POLICE MUST OBEY the LAW WHILE ENFORCING the LAW”
Who said that?-Earl Warren-Chief Justice of US Supreme Court from 1953 to 1969. In India, the Law Enforcers are perceived as the Most Lawless. Rape Law & Harijan Act are believed to be used to “frame, lame & tame” & therefore Warren’s saying becomes most relevant.
A person hung cannot be “unhung”.
(Earl Warren was a renowned jurist whose judgments had transformed American Law. Some of us might remember that he was the one who headed the Warren Commission that inquired into JFK’s assassination).
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LATER YEARS OF LIFE ARE LIKE AN AWAKENING
The life gone by, scrolls through the mind,
Like dreams of a vanished night.
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SANGHI LIBRARY, named in honor of Prof Sanjeev Sanghi Dean Alumni Affairs, IITD and supported by Alumni of IITD, IIT Kgp, IIT R, IIT K and IIT B; is lucky to have a dedicated Librarian Shiv Kumar & it is loved by kids.Library is focused on developing the minds by inviting kids to think & search themselves the ocean of knowledge and try creative, hands on working,Pics here show kids playing brain games and vying to watch NASA movies.The Library has nature as its theme, so the kids grow up to conserve it.
Institutions desiring to make Libraries like this are invited to contact Mr Rohit Koshy, President, IIT Delhi Alumni Association, Nalanda House, IITD Campus,IIT Delhi, for guidance or Dr Geetanjali Kaushik or Ms Jyotsna Bareja or me at the same address (+91-11-26868523 and/or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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DAYS PASS INTO YEARS
Years into a lifetime
Leaving memories that dont pass away
Despite all the years.
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REMEMBERING ALL FRIENDS AND WISHING THEM A HAPPY CHRISTMAS
“Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
Thou dost not bite so nigh
As benefits forgot:
Though thou the waters warp,
Thy sting is not so sharp
As friend remembered not.
Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly”
…………..from “As You LIke It” by Shakespeare
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IT IS CHRISTMAS
AND TIME FOR THE BACKYARD CREEK TO FREEZE WITH RIPPLES ICED
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THE YEAR ENDS
THE YEAR NEARS ITS END,
THE DAY MOVES INTO NIGHT,
THE LIFE NEARS ITS DESTINATION
THE LONGING FOR YOUTH SPRINGS ETERNALLY IN THE HUMAN BREAST
ABHI TO MAIN JAWAN HOON………….
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SMILE A WHILE
Reaching the end of a job interview, the HR manager asked the young engineer fresh out of university, “And what starting salary were you looking for?”
The engineer said, “In the neighborhood of $100,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.”
The HR Manager said, “Well, what would you say to a package of $200,000 a year, 5 weeks of vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary and a company car leased every 2 years – say, a Mercedes?”
The engineer sat up straight and said, “Wow!!! Are you joking?”
And the HR Manager said, “Of course…but you started it.”