Archive for September, 2019

Disinformation is the Name of the Game …

Posted on September 23, 2019. Filed under: Uncategorized |

” Digital advertising is largely driven by the use of software to buy and sell advertising space across the internet, a technique known as programmatic advertising. It comprises two-thirds of spending on digital advertising, generating $84 billion (€76 billion) in 2019, according to investment agency Zenith. It is projected to well surpass that by 2020.”

https://thewire.in/world/disinformation-sites-generate-over-200-million-study

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Zhou en Lai …

Posted on September 20, 2019. Filed under: Chinese Wisdom |

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Dag Hammerskjoeld – (himself considered as one of the Great Men of the 20th Century n renowned for his classic work -‘Markings’) – considered Zhou as possibly the Greatest Diplomat of the Last Century.

Dag’s assessment, ““It is a little bit humiliating when I have to say that Zhou En-lai to me appears as the most superior brain I have so far met in the field of foreign politics. So much more dangerous than you imagine because he is so much better a man than you have ever admitted”.

Now an incident –

During a meeting in Geneva, Zhou en Lai, the Chinese PM, found himself in the same room with with John Foster Dulles – US Secy of State.

Zhou politely offered to shake his hand, but Dulles rudely turned his back and walked out of the room, saying “I cannot”.

Zhou was interpreted by onlookers as turning this moment of possible humiliation into a small victory by giving only a small, “Gallic-style” shrug.

Furthering the impression of Chinese urbanity and civility, Zhou had lunch with British actor Charlie Chaplin, who had been living in Switzerland since being blacklisted in the United States for his radical politics.

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Eichmann’s Thought …

Posted on September 16, 2019. Filed under: Uncategorized |

https://thewire.in/history/adolf-eichmann-nazi-memoir

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A Cry in the Wilderness …

Posted on September 12, 2019. Filed under: Indian Thought |

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https://thewire.in/economy/a-millennials-guilt-ridden-response-to-nirmala-sitharaman

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Einstien n Relativity …

Posted on September 12, 2019. Filed under: Personalities |

A Hundred Years Later, it's Still All Relative

https://thewire.in/the-sciences/a-hundred-years-later-its-still-all-relative

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Instagram Influencing …

Posted on September 9, 2019. Filed under: Uncategorized |

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Wanna Retire Early??? …

Posted on September 9, 2019. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Couple sitting on the beach while watching the sun set.

1. Set up automatic savings …

2. Increase your saving rate regularly …

3. Consistently make small budget cuts to save more money …

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Just a Girl in Love with Travel …

Posted on September 6, 2019. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Indian travel blogger, Shivya Nath

https://the-shooting-star.com/about-me/

The Shooting Star’ – Just a Girl who Loves to Travel 
Do you dream of travelling the world too? 
Read these posts:
How I’m Financially Sustaining My Digital Nomad Lifestyle
Four Years of Travelling Without a Home
How I Fit All My Possessions in Two Bags As I Travel The World
What’s it Like to Travel Solo When You’re in a Relationship
How I Conquer My Solo Travel Fears
Practical Tips to Save Money for Travel
How to Deal With Travel-wary Parents
Solo travel: To Go or Not to Go?
How to Start a Travel Blog
How to Earn Money While Travelling

In 2014, the story of how I quit my job to travel was featured on BBC Travel.

In 2017, my journey was featured on the cover of National Geographic Traveller Indiamagazine!

In 2019, my work was featured on The Washington Post, among travellers changing the way we think of the world.

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The Day JFK was Shot …

Posted on September 5, 2019. Filed under: The English |

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The Championship Trophy for Badly Timed Death, goes to a pair of British writers. Aldous Huxley, the author of Brave New World, died the same day as C. S. Lewis, who wrote the Chronicles of Narniaseries.

Unfortunately for both of their legacies, that day was November 22, 1963, just as John Kennedy’s motorcade passed the Texas School Book Depository.

Huxley, at least, made it interesting: At his request, his wife shot him up with LSD a couple of hours before the end – and he tripped his way out of this world.

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Lucious Annaeus Seneca …

Posted on September 5, 2019. Filed under: Roman Thought |

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Like Pitt the Younger, Lucious Annaeus Seneca, was an equally Great Son as his Father. Unfortunately, he lived in Nero’s time and to whom for the First Five Years, he provided an excellent adminisration. …. However with Nero’s mental decline, Seneca fell from grace and his enemies hounded him, forcing him to eventually take his own life. But let us partake of his Thought —

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. There is none made so great, but he may both need the help and service, and stand in fear of the power and unkindness, even of the meanest of mortals.

What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more. Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.

We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres, or a little money; and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation.

There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it. There is no delight in owning anything unshared.

There is a noble manner of being poor, and who does not know it, will never be rich.

Our vices will abate of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift. We should every night call ourselves to an account: what infirmity have I mastered to-day? what passions opposed? what temptation resisted? what virtue acquired?

There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.

The greatest remedy for anger is delay. When I think over what I have said, I envy dumb people.

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than in reality. The man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary. We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.

Life’s like a play. It’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters. Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune – all these are names of the one and selfsame God.

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