7Feb

Climate Change – A Hoax?

Many governments have a popular ideology that argues that –

  1. There is an increase in emission of carbon dioxide by human activities.
  2. Greenhouse gas will lead to ever increasing global warming.
  3. There will be tipping points, sea level rises, extinctions and ocean acidification.
  4. Climate change will be irreversible.
  5. In order to stop climate change, energy sources need to be shifted from coal, gas, and oil to wind, solar, tidal and biomass.

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23Jan

Wish List for Budget 2016-17

Revamping FRBM – Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act 2003 was meant to bring deficit under control. But it is now flawed because it allows no flexibility in fiscal deficit target. It should be revamped. Rationale behind the fiscal deficit trajectory should be stated (which can come from Debt to GDP ratio which is 66%) and should carry a flexibility to modify the fiscal deficit.

Adequate Expenditure – India’s govt. expenditure is 26.6% of GDP which is less than the average 31.7% of emerging nations of G-20. The need is not to cut expenditure to reduce CAD (Current account deficit) but to decide the expenditures and then raise the revenue accordingly. Approach should be changed.

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5Jul

Confidence? Distortion of Reality

Let us define confidence first. Confidence is something about which we aren’t sure about but show a belief that we can do or know a thing. Human nature is such that we tend to believe and show a confidence based upon estimation and distortion of reality rather than knowing. Don’t you agree  that you don’t need to be confident about a thing you know? Because you simply know! You are confident that you are human or you know that you are human? You are confident that you can walk or you know you can walk? Simple, because you know. You don’t need to be confident about that.  Confidence is simply a tool of the weak. Confident people fail to or are unwilling to see the reality as it is. They don’t accept. They judge everything. When there is a time when we are able to differentiate between what we know and what we don’t know and are willing to learn  then there would be no need of confidence. Life would be full then.

5Jul

Do you see the real you?

Human mind is incredible, it can distort the reality so well that you can’t even believe that it is not real. Take an example of your physical features which you may consider as a definition of beauty. You wake up in the morning and look into the mirror. You see that you are looking a bit ugly. Your hairs are messy, your face is swelling, you are fat or thin, your jaws ain’t right and so on. You are spending so much time in front of the mirror trying to look better and after many minutes or hours, you think you are better. But the reality is mirror reflects what you want to see. If you have assumptions in your mind about anything, be it about yourself or anything else, it will distort the reality. You are seeing the things not as it is but how your mind wants to see it. You are the same person. Following the path of giving in to your mind would bear no fruit. There is a need to drop the assumptions, the pre-conceived notions; and see the reality as it is. We are blessed with the eyes and strength to see the thing as it is…

20Jun

Do you really need to believe in yourself?

Whenever you say I believe in myself, have you ever observed the situation? Is it a doubtful situation? a doubt on your own capabilities? You are indeed doubting yourself and so talking about believing. The reason being what we know we don’t need to believe that. The belief is required only when we don’t know something. For e.g. I believe that there are infinite universes, I believe that there is a/ there is no god, I believe I can do it etc. Believe is word behind which there is a confusion and doubt and so to make ourselves feel better we use the word I believe in myself. Just accept what you know and what you don’t know and then move forward to acquire the knowledge which you don’t know. Enforcing and chanting the words to yourself will do more damage than good. You may feel good for a short period but ultimately it would not be fruitful.

So next time, try this – when a need arises and you say I believe in myself, just observe the situation. Observe your heartbeat, your body temperature, your mind fog and your willingness to learn the skill which lead you to say the words. You will come to know yourself better.

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