My Inspirational week journey of reading, watching, observing, hearing and listening. 15 August 2016 till 21 August.


Dear Reader,

Around 2 years back or so, (At that time I was staying in a small village. Name of village, Kodoli. Kodoli is located in Satara district. Satara district is among many districts located in State of Maharashtra. Maharashtra State is part of greater India.

In Kodoli I was doing young entrepreneur development project for my business friend and for his business. It was paid project. I stayed there for 2 and ½ years.

On one of the Sundays, I saw a wonderful video about Mr. Manoj Bhargava on YouTube.

I saw video accidentally.

How? I do not know.

Today (i.e. on 21st August, 2016) while writing about my thoughts about that video (and about “useful & meaningful” learning + unlearning + relearning that I happened for me) I felt some spiritual blessings are pushing me to write about it.

My above statement got rock solid reasons. Think about this for the sake of discussions.

As all you know there are countless videos available and uploaded on YouTube on daily basis across the globe.

Some are useful, some are meaningful, some are entertaining, some are useless, some are meaningless, some are absurd, some are horrifying, some are pathetic, some are ugly, some are sexy and I can go on describing attributes for each video. Question came in to my mind is this.

  1. Why this particular video came to my notice?
  2. What was the purpose?
  3. What is that video wanted to teach me?

Now think following 3 causes for the sake of discussions.

  1. May be. Spiritual (invisible) blessings wanted me to teach something new that I was not aware.
  2. May be. They wanted me to do the analysis of my own life whether I am useful and meaningful (for myself first and then to all) or not?
  3. May be. They wanted me to write about the video, about my interpretation & about my perception based on my own life experience.

Note

They mean spiritual blessings. They are invisible to me directly. However, on daily basis I feel them. I am taking daily experience of their blessings. How long? I am taking experience since I got connected with My Spiritual Guru Shri Brahma Chaitanya Gondavalekar Maharaj accidentally. Gondavale is a small village. Gondavale is situated & located in Satara district. Gondavale is located around 61 kilometers away from Kodoli village where I used to work. My arrival in Kodoli village for paid work also happened because of spiritual blessings and that’s my feeling, my interpretation and my perception. Reader may agree.

Here is the link to read more about Mr. Manoj Bhargava

Here is the link for 3 products that Mr. Bhargava has developed to change the world.

Here is the link to watch & hear an inspiring video of Mr. Manoj Bhargava. Following video pushed me to look in to past. Video pushed me to write down various dots about my life since I became adult. Video pushed to me join all the dots. Video gave an answer for the professional question that was asked to me by another professional.

Here is the link to watch to summarize 10 rules that Mr. Bhargava preach-in

Watch this video

Watch this video

Watch this video

Watch this clip

Watch this documentary about how Mr. Manoj Bhargava is changing the world

Via this post, I am sharing my thought process about my definition of useful + meaningful things. I am also sharing my thought process about my definition of useless, meaningless and/or entertaining. Reader of this post may agree. May not.

Via this post I am requesting every reader to prepare and to make such list on their own for useful + meaningful v/s useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.

We will meet next Sunday i.e. 28 Aug 2016 with another thought process.

Till then take care of your thoughts and yourselves.

Take care of yourself and others too.

Be Well. Do Well.

Be Useful and Meaningful To Yourself (first) and Others too.

Best regards,

This is Phadke SMN from India.


  1. Some people (this includes family members ~ parents, grandparents, kids, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunt ~ immediate & distant; in-laws, son-in-law or daughter-in-law and friends ~ personal, professional, social & digital) are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  2. Some animals are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  3. Some tasks in hand are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  4. Some companies are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  5. Some employers + some employee + some office colleagues are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  6. Some neighbors are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  7. Some homes are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  8. Some suppliers are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  9. Some topics + subjects are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  10. Some films are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  11. Some dramas are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  12. Some books are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  13. Some objects + devices + products + services are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  14. Some human contacts are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  15. Some writers (book, articles, film script, drama script, poems, etc.) are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  16. Some educational institutes (schools, colleges & universities) are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  17. Some educational courses are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  18. Some garments are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  19. Some ready-made garments are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  20. Some web sites, portals, blogs, web pages, etc. are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  21. Some local performing arts + performances are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  22. Some tools (hard & soft) are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  23. Some skills are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  24. Some physical exercises are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  25. Yoga is undoubtedly useful & meaningful.
  26. Some foot wares are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  27. Some villages, cities, districts, states & countries are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  28. Political parties & people are undoubtedly entertaining.
  29. Some projects are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  30. Some policies are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  31. Some reforms are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  32. Religion, cast & sub cast system undoubtedly entertaining.
  33. Gossip talks, articles and social media updates are undoubtedly entertaining.
  34. Indian media (print, electronic, audio, video & digital) is undoubtedly entertaining.
  35. Some Indian laws are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  36. Some government orders are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  37. Indian News Papers, Indian TV News Channels, Indian TV Serials, Indian TV or Indian Event Anchors (News Readers, Serial Actors/Actresses, host of reality shows, host of award functions, host of festivals, host of radio stations, host of marriage + birthday + engagement events), Indian TV Reality Shows, Indian FM Radio Stations, Indian Twitter updates, Indian Facebook updates and Indian Whats App updates are undoubtedly entertaining.
  38. Some designs are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  39. Some designers are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  40. Some ready-made eating + drinking dishes are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  41. Some medicines are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  42. Some medicine professionals (1 out of 1000) are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  43. Some medicine hospitals (1 out of 100) are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  44. Some research projects are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  45. Some discussions, debates and arguments are useful & meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  46. Nature & Universe is undoubtedly useful and meaningful.
  47. Love, Respect, Nursing, Caring, Self Cooking, Self Cleaning, Self Washing, Self Praising + others, Discipline, Self Esteem, Self Respect, Respect for Others, Respect for Nation, Education, Meditation, Reading, Writing, etc. is undoubtedly useful & meaningful.
  48. Humanity is undoubtedly useful and meaningful.
  49. Some Gram Sevak (village employee appointed by government), some local corporators, some MLA’s, some MP’s, some IAS officers (including promoted), some IPS officers (including promoted) and some IFS officers (including promoted) in government are useful and meaningful. Rest all is useless, meaningless and/or entertaining.
  50. Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Aether (sky) are undoubtedly useful and meaningful including Son & Moon. They are called as Pancha Bhoota or Pancha Maha-Bhoota (Sanskrit: पञ्चभूत, पञ्चमहाभूत ). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancha_Bhoota

Today is 15 Aug 2016. India and Indians celebrate Independence Day. It is Monday over here in India. Many are enjoying National Holiday. Some are working. My Son is working in Infosys and so I’m. My Inspirational Monday started by reading following article. Click to read.


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1947 — India gains Independence from British rule after near 190 years of Crown rule and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.

sais: means
 1. (India) A groom, or servant with responsibility for the horses.
 2. (Malaya, dated) usually syce: chauffeur, driver.




Today is 16 Aug. 2016. It is Tuesday in India. My inspirational Tuesday started by reading following.




Watch the video specially last 12 seconds.




Learn, unlearn, relearn and become unbiased if any. Validate and analyze too before trusting the advice.

Above post also reminded me of Mr. Manoj Bhargava and his preaching about “useful & meaningful”. I wrote about it and on this subject on 14th Aug. 2016 and the post is available below

This is another wonderful post ~ Learn, unlearn and relearn. Before that validate and analyze too.



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1962 — Eight years after the remaining French India territories were handed to India, the ratifications of the treaty are exchanged to make the transfer official.

This happened in 1891: The San Sebastian Church in Manila, the only all-steel church in Asia, was officially consecrated.

funemployed: means (neologism) In a state of enjoyable unemployment.





Above post was shared by Ms. Indrani Ghosh via Google Plus. I am resharing above video again. I loved the instrument and sound too. Her credentials can be read and checked on following link.







Mr. August de los Reyes is the Principal Design Director for Xbox at Microsoft, responsible for designing everything but games. Click below to read more:-

Learning by design: August de los Reyes at TEDxOverlake



Learn, unlearn, relearn and become unbiased if any. Validate and analyze before you conclude and make opinion. Good and bad. Both are man made. Nature got nothing called good, bad, ugly, wonderful, etc. Its natural. That’s it.



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Today (on 17th Aug) following things also happened

1947 — The Radcliffe Line, the border between Dominion of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed.

This happened in 2008: With the victory in the 4×100 m medley relay at the Beijing Summer Olympics, Michael Phelps set the records for the most gold medals won by an individual in a single Olympics (8) as well as total career gold medals (14) in modern Olympic history.

stevedore: means A dockworker involved in loading and unloading cargo.







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Theodor Lewald (pictured) successfully campaigned for Germany to compete at the 1928 Summer

Kelly’s of Cornwall produced the first advertisement shown on national British television to feature the Cornish languagehe Heron Road Workers Memorial Bridge in Ottawa was renamed in 2016 to commemorate the victims of the deadliest construction accident in Ontario’s history

Taekwondo practitioner Raheleh Asemani was born in Iran and qualified for the 2016 Olympics as a refugee athlete, but will compete at the Games as part of the Belgian team

Emily Clarissa Blackman became an assistant teacher at age 15, published a book of Susquehanna County history in 1873, and could allegedly read the Bible in ten languages

Tjioeng Wanara is a 1941 film from the Dutch East Indies (modern-day
 Indonesia) directed and produced by Jo Eng Sek as the second production
 by Star Film. Starring R Sukran, Elly Joenara, and AB Djoenaedi, the
 film depicts the political manipulations in the Sundanese kingdom of
 Galuh, where a young prince named Tjioeng Wanara must reclaim his
 throne. The film, which was adapted by Rd Ariffien from the Sundanese
 legend of the same name, was the first colossal production in the
 Indies, featuring more than 500 people in supporting roles and as
 extras.

This happened in 1783: An unusually bright meteor procession blazed across the night sky over Great Britain.

hoover: means
 1. (transitive, Britain) To clean (a room, etc.) with a vacuum cleaner,
 irrespective of brand.
 2. (intransitive, Britain) To use a vacuum cleaner, irrespective of brand.
 3. (transitive) To suck in or inhale, as if by a vacuum cleaner.









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ylem: means (astronomy, cosmology, physics, now chiefly historical) In the Big Bang theory, the hot and dense plasma which made up the cosmos at the time of recombination in an early stage of its expansion and cooling, when the first atoms formed and photons decoupled. The ylem is regarded as the source of the cosmic microwave background.

On this day…………..






UX Weekly design feed start with design quote


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pollinivore: means (zoology) An animal that feeds on pollen; a palynivore.







Today is 21st Aug, 2016. It is Sunday in India. My inspirational Sunday started by reading a wonderful article that was posted on 15th Aug. 2016. 70 years of Indian Independence.

Above article was shared by Mr. Pradyumna Vyas. He is Director NID. NID means National Institute of Design. It is located in Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad is located in State of Gujarat. State of Gujarat is part of Greater India. Mr. Pradyumna Vyas’s credentials can be read & checked on following link.




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victory lap: means

1. (sports) An extra lap of the race track taken after the conclusion of a
 race.
 2. (US, education, slang) One or more years of study beyond the traditional
 four taken to complete one’s undergraduate degree.



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