Wednesday, 18 December 2013

[www.keralites.net] Indians are large-hearted when it comes to contributing to charity, volunteering time or helping strangers.- UK-headquartered Charities Aid Foundation

 

Indians are large-hearted when it comes to contributing to charity, volunteering time or helping strangers.
Twenty-four crore Indians donated money to charity in a typical month in 2012, more than any other people in the world, revealed the World Giving Index 2013 report. Those in the US came in second (15 crore) and the Chinese third (11 crore).

The 2012 figures were an improvement on 2011, when 16 crore Indians had dipped into their pockets.

The report, sub-titled 'A global view of giving trends' and released recently by the UK-headquartered Charities Aid Foundation, is based on surveys conducted in 135 countries during 2012.

India also led the charts in terms of the number of people volunteering. While in 2011, 10% of the Indian population had volunteered time, in 2012, the number went up to 18%, that is, 16 crore, surpassing the US which came in second with 11.5 crore.

While China topped the ranks in terms of the number of people helping strangers in a typical month (37.3 crore), India came in second, with 26 crore people extending assistance to people they didn't know.

Traditionally, India has largely believed in non-institutional giving, that is, reaching out to beneficiaries directly rather than donating to NGOs.



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[www.keralites.net] The 7 Super Powers You Must Posses:

 

By Junaid Tahir

Each one of us want high happiness index, peace of mind, mature character and success in life but most of us do not really strive to achieve these goals. Out of us who struggle for their goals a very few are able to make things happen. The difference between successful and unsuccessful people is the difference between the level of Inner Power both the categories posses in their brains and the level of Power they exert to achieve what they want to achieve. In my opinion, the Inner Powers consist of following seven categories and the intellectuals who possess all these mental muscles can accomplish a great deal of victories in most of the fields of life:

 

 

1-  The Power of Focus:
There is a story which tells that during the bird shooting session, the instructor asked each shooter what he is looking at. One candidate said, I am looking at the flock of birds, another said, I am looking at the tree where birds are about to sit however one shooter said that I am looking in the eyes of one of the flying birds ! This is the power of focus I want to draw your attention towards. Focus means to insert all of your energies on one goal and do not let any obstacles change your attention. Remember, you see problems when you move your eyes away from your target. Don't let your mind distracted from your goal. Don't let impure thoughts spoil your plans. Remember, what you focus on increases so don't let the seeds of negativity get nourished in your brain. Use Zoom-In and Zoom-Out tool to strengthen your Power of Focus.

 

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2-  The Power of Vision:
A fast pace horse running in the wrong direction will never reach its destination. Instead it will cause misleading ripple effect to its followers too. Building the Power of Vision starts with your thinking style, awareness about your field, your comprehension capabilities and your caliber to imagine the future. 

A)                  Your thoughts are the seeds for your character because thoughts give birth to actions which become your habits and constitutes towards your personality and consequently your destiny. Empowering your thought process involves staying away from negative thoughts, trying being part of the solutions instead of problems with less criticism and more optimism.

B)                  Awareness: Empowering your awareness level involves a lot of reading, meeting with high potency people, watching relevant documentaries and observing people in the industry. Make habit of reading great magazines and watching news daily to improve your vision. 

Once you develop the Power of Vision, your comprehension levels will be as deep as a sea; your thoughts will fly as high as sky and your strategies will be as solid as rocks. 

 

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3-  The Power of Now:
People make plans people forget plans people fail. Why? They don't execute. They keep thinking and they keep waiting for the 'right' moment to kick off their plans. This 'right' moment never comes if they keep waiting for it. The right moment is now. The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up and act. This is understood that planning is important. However if you keep wasting your time in the name of planning, you will end up as a failed chap. Break down the big target into smaller tasks and start implementing one by one starting today. Don't waste your time as your idea might get implemented by someone else. You might have more tough circumstances with more complications tomorrow. You might have to bear the burden of additional responsibilities so Now is the time to take action. Now is the time to make difference. Now is the time to make things happen. Remember, your thoughts will not take you anywhere if you don't implement them. So take action Now !!!  

 

4-  The Power of Positivity:
Successful people posses a positive mindset. To develop this power you must shield yourself from Negativity. Remember that being positive will give you the freedom to look forward instead of looking in past. If you keep wandering in past with negative thoughts you will not be able to proceed with your goals.  Positive people are part of solutions not part of problems. Positive people convert risks into opportunity. They have the sense of gratitude. They believe in skills not in luck. If you want to build this power, try staying away from negative souls, make the habit of reading good books, join some nice pages on Facebook or Google Plus, read wisdom quotes and surround yourself in positive people. 

 

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5-  The Power of Analytics:
Being analytical helps in many ways, for example, breaking down bigger problem in to smaller tasks, considering the issue from more wider and multiple angles, evaluating the options from Needs and Wants perspective, differentiating between urgent and important tasks and eventually working on things which matter the most. Whether you want to analyze large data at work, or you want to purchase a new mobile set, Resolving a technical issue or handling a conflict in family or work, analytical skills help you a lot. Read a thorough article Here 

 

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6-  The Power of Flexibility:
Mostly people think the other way around; in fact being flexible doesn't mean being weak instead it portrays your powerful personality trait that you care about others and respect the difference of opinion. It is said: "Better to bend than to break" so the more flexible you are, the more you will be able to manage stress which will strengthen your thought process. Keep your ego aside and listen to the perspective of others. Keep your mental doors open and be flexible in changing your plans. Be adaptable to situations because sometimes U-turn in life are fine to take. Don't get dishearten. Remember, God takes men to deep waters not to drown them but to cleanse them".

 

7-  The Power of 'Implosiveness':
Great people are not explosive at all. They are cool at mind and heart. They are not sensitive and reactive in nature. When a tragic situation triggers their anger, they analyze it from logical, sentimental and ethical angles and then respond in order to improve the situation and not vice versa.  So you must believe in the fact reactive nature will reduce your friends and increase your foes.     

 

 

Empower your personality with these 7 super powers and gain ultimate heights in life.

Remember, success is not a destination, it's a journey. For this journey, there are no escalators so you must take the ladder passage. Which means you have to take step by step approach to reach to the top. If you are in doubt at any stage, just take next small step and notice the consequences. If all fine, go ahead; if something goes wrong, take a step back and re-assess your direction.


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[www.keralites.net] Fwd: Is Santa Really Jesus? [1 Attachment]

 
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December 14, 2013
Has Jesus become a 'precursor' to old St. Nick known as Santa Claus? We know Christmas means 'more Christ' to celebrate his alleged or allegorical birth. The rise to the commercialization of what was referred to as Saturnalia in the 4th century CE as a pagan masses celebration is somewhat unclear. Apparently the earliest use of the word Santa Claus was an Americanized press version of what the Dutch called the 'gift giver' 'Sinterklass' in 1773.

Over the many decades and centuries, this 'Father Christmas' has changed it's meaning as the modern world of today has broken up into the use of many interpretations to suit each others needs and agendas. Christmas means many things to countless people, and their individual interpretations. To some the pagan, 'heathen Saturnalia' (a precursor to being called Christmas) has turned into the commercial, heathen Christmas. Everything seems to 'morph' into new interpretations over time where they are not recognizable to the alleged beginning. Much of the 'morphing' is to adapt to the changing times. The Catholic church with Pope Francis, is now 'morphing' into more acceptable dogma to keep the people (sheeple) they have, and to attract new converts. A little change here and there, and a very different presentation comes about.

The 'Winter Solstice' is the beginning of when the days become longer. The celebration of this in the northern hemisphere is where the sun is said to be ''born again', ''renewed'' or ''resurrected''. According to credible religion historians and herstorians, this celebration was an important factor in human nature going back more that 12,000 years, far predating Christianity or the source of the name 'Christmas'. In other words, the birth of a Jesus Christ was 'sliced' into the celebration. As time goes on many modern day icons, especially Santa Claus slowly appear over time to represent important dates, or in this case the alleged savior, Jesus Christ.

Christmas continues to evolve or devolve depending how you look at it, as well as spread all over the Earth only recently. China even is emerging from it's communist slavery past to become more capitalistic with innumerable stores promoting Christmas. Based on the trend to more and more see elements of Christmas emerging, I am predicting that there will be a world wide saturation of 'more of Christ' or Christmas. But the story of Jesus will be of less and less consequence as will Christianity. Christ does and will stand as the highest evolution of beings. Christ consciousness will have little or nothing to do with Jesus, but a new super conscious being. In each being is a godliness, Buddha, Christ, or a pure love. Love will become the only religion, AND not for sale or profit! Shall Christmas become 'Lovemas'?!
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[www.keralites.net] Elango had dreamt of transforming Kuthambakkam into a model village. - A must read and share

 

Elango had dreamt of transforming Kuthambakkam into a model village. Today, at 53, he is reaping the fruits of his dreams.  ( Wow what a transformation ).
Kuthambakkam panchayat
Where: In Tiruvallur district; 40km from Chennai, off the Chennai-Bangalore highway. Turn right after Queens Land Amusement Park.
Size: 36 sq.km.
Population: 5,000 people. 1,040 households spread over 70 hamlets. 55 per cent Dalits and 4 per cent Christians. Other major communities are Mudaliars, Naidus, Vanniars and Yadavas. One Muslim family.
Income pattern: Mostly from agriculture and cottage industries. A lake irrigates 1,400 acres; another 700 acres are rain-fed. Every family earns around Rs.40,000 a month.
Education: Reportedly, every family has at least one college graduate.
After the violent days came the panchayat elections of 1996. Elango contested as an independent and won hands down. In his first term as sarpanch, he travelled countrywide and studied several experiments in rural development. Slowly, alcoholism was reined in, and he ensured employment for all families that stopped distilling hooch. Low-cost, eco-friendly houses and health centres were made, roads and drains laid, street lights installed and rainwater harvesting structures commissioned.
Elango graduated in chemical engineering "When I said I wanted to do something for village development, Adigalar asked me to go to my village and work," Elango said. So, in 1994, he quit CSIR and settled in Kuthambakkam.

RANGASAMY ELANGO. Photo by Bhanu Prakash Chandra
A must read , part of the article posted here, please read the full article in the link.
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