My SCRAPBOOK (సేకరణలు): A COLLECTION of articles in English and Telugu(తెలుగు), from various sources, on varied subjects. I do not claim credit for any of the contents of these postings as my own.A student's declaration made at the end of his answer paper, holds good to the articles here too:"I hereby declare that the answers written above are true to the best of my friend's knowledge and I claim no responsibility whatsoever of the correctness of the answers."

Saturday, June 28, 2014

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shared Chepauk Ramesh's photo. ,Summer basking.,Chennai - '14

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shared Aravind Venugopal's photo.
No monkey business!
Shot from Athirapally, Kerala on 17th April 2014


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shared Indraneel Basu's photo.
Divided by cultures.. United by loneliness... and tea...

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place- kolkata
date- December 2013 — at Victoria Memorial
Photo: place- kolkata
date- December 2013

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1530- Chutia

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!529- Marjala kishora Nyaya!!

In Hindu philosophy, there are many arguments about the relation between Bhakta (Soul or Devotee) and Bhagavanta (The Lord or God whatever). There are two categories of Bhaktas. Before that we have to understand
(1) Maarjaala Kishora Nyaya and
(2) Markata Kishora Nyaya.

Maarjaala is the Sanskrit word for Cat.
Markata in Sanskrit means Monkey.
Translated it becomes Cat Nyaya and Monkey Nyaya. .

(1)Whenever a cat moves around with the kittens, it carries the young ones in its mouth. Holds the kitten firmly enough in the mouth so that they do not fall down and at the same time hold gently enough so that the kittens are not injured. Kittens have no responsibility at all. Mother cat assumes all the responsibility. This is Maarjaala kishora nyaya.So God takes care of his bhakta like the cat does with its kitten.
Here in the picture shown above, the boy wants his mother to follow "marjala kishora nyaya".

(2) When the mother monkey carries around baby monkeys, the baby monkey has to hold firmly to the belly of mother monkey. Mother monkey keeps moving and jumping around trees as if it is alone. If the baby monkey does not hold firmly, it will fall down and get seriously injured. Entire responsibility is of the Baby Monkey and mother has no responsibility. This is' Markata kishora nyaya'. Here, it is the bhakta's responsibility to hold to God.
(Round the clock stories)

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

1528- Mind makes it heaven or hell! It's all in the mind!


"There’s another story that you may have read that has to do with what we call heaven and hell, life and death, good and bad. It’s a story about how those things don’t really exist except as a creation of our own minds. It goes like this:

A big burly samurai comes to the wise man and says, “Tell me the nature of heaven and hell.” And the roshi looks him in the face and says: “Why should I tell a scruffy, disgusting, miserable slob like you?” The samurai starts to get purple in the face, his hair starts to stand up, but the roshi won’t stop, he keeps saying, “A miserable worm like you, do you think I should tell you anything?”

Consumed by rage, the samurai draws his sword, and he’s just about to cut off the head of the roshi. Then the roshi says, “That’s hell.” 

The samurai, who is in fact a sensitive person, instantly gets it, that he just created his own hell; he was deep in hell. It was black and hot, filled with hatred, self-protection, anger, and resentment, so much so that he was going to kill this man. Tears fill his eyes and he starts to cry and he puts his palms together and the roshi says, “That’s heaven.”

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Roots of India, Credit : Charls P Thomas, Place: Manali, Himachal Pradesh Date: 21/06/2014
Category : We the People

Joy knows no depths!..Armando Bruck's photo.

Waitng for?
Prabha Jayesh‎, APF Magazine, Street Photography group, Theme : Repetition #2

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1526- Courageous 69

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Virupaksha Temple
Place: Hampi, Karnataka, Date: September 2013' Smita Joshi‎ -Roots of India R[o]I

Vineet Vohra ,‎APF Magazine, Street Photography group

Football Fever 
Biswarup Saha, ‎Roots of India R[o]I

Home alone,
Jidhu Mg, ‎Roots of India R[o]I,Camera:alpha 57, Lens:50mm
Chepauk Ramesh, ‎APF Magazine,  Street Photography group.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

1524- The story of a software engineer & his Pentium machine!

Once upon a time, there was a software engineer who used to develop programs on his Pentium machine, sitting under a tree on the banks of a river. He used to earn his bread by selling those programs in the Sunday market.

One day, while he was working, his machine tumbled off the table and fell in the river. Encouraged by the Panchatantra story of his childhood (the woodcutter and the axe), he started praying to the River Goddess. The River Goddess wanted to test him and so appeared only after one month of rigorous prayers. The engineer told her that he had lost his computer in the river.

As usual, the Goddess wanted to test his honesty. She showed him a match box and asked, "Is this your computer ?" Disappointed by the Goddess' lack of computer awareness, the engineer replied, "No."

She next showed him a pocket-sized calculator and asked if that was his.

Annoyed, the engineer said "No, not at all!!"

Finally, she came up with his own Pentium machine and asked if it was his.

The engineer, left with no option, sighed and said "Yes."

The River Goddess was happy with his honesty. She was about to give him all three items, but before she could make the offer, the engineer asked her, "Don't you know that you're supposed to show me some better computers before bringing up my own ?"

The River Goddess, angered at this, replied, "I know that, you stupid donkey! The first two things I showed you were the Trillennium and the Billennium, the latest computers from IBM !". So saying, she disappeared with the Pentium!!

Moral: If you're not up-to-date with technology trends, it's better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you're a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt

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 Srivatsaa photography's photo.21 June, Reflected colours streak a rain-washed street , MG Marg , Gangtok
Krishnan Soundararajan's photo. , Krishnas Butter Ball mahabalipuram - Chennai 
Shibasish Saha's photo. , Resting ,place - Kalighat. date - 16/06/14
  Debangan Chakraborti's photo.Nature's Umbrella-Jalpaiguri, West Bengal 

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