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The Necessity of Focus/Attention on Task On Hand

The Necessity of Focus/Attention on Task On Hand

There is a well-known saying in English "Haste makes waste", which emphasizes the need for a poised, calm and collected mental state and deep attention to the task on hand. There is a related saying "Procrastination is the thief of time". When we keep delaying our activities, we then rush up to complete the tasks in the 23rd hour, which brings in unwarranted haste jeopardizing a good delivery of the schedules.

I had a good learning over last weekend at Canara Bank, Kasturba Nagar branch for an unnecessary haste which I had run into. I had to visit the branch for a few cash transactions and also checking up my financial tax related advises and statements. Since it was Saturday, the following were some of the featured scenes at the bank: The bank branch works only till 11.30 hours forenoon and hence there was a good amount of push and pull besides an acutely high amount of crowd at the branch, with each one vying with one…

My Akshaya Tritiya Celebrations (May 8, 2008)

My Akshaya Tritiya Celebrations (May 8, 2008)

This year's Akshaya Tritiya was celebrated on May 8, 2008. We also have a reminder post for the same over here. The Akshaya Tritiya is a very holy day and it is considered that we need not also check for Muhurta times on this day since the entire day is holy. There is normally two things which are done:

Purchase of new things on this dayStarting up of new venturesThis time, I actually wanted to start of the GRT Gold Tree Investment scheme, operated by GRT Jewels. The scheme works like you pay a monthly amount and then at maturity, you can purchase a good gold jewel for the maturity value. This had been in my Todolist for long and I just went to GRT and joined the scheme. There was a good gift of cool Jewel box, which was a sign of God's blessing and a good omen.

As it was also Thursday, I had a quick temple trip to Triplicane too.

Congrats to all HSC Students

Congrats to all HSC Students

The Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary Examination results have just been declared yesterday. Let us take a bit of time to congratulate all students who have put their heart and soul, burning thier midnight oil and have come out in flying colors. The Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary Education is actually a turning point for any student since it has a migration step from school life to college life.

While this happens, I fondly recall my TN HSC days when I passed out of my twelfth standard in 1995 and was trying out for the various engineering discliplines through either DoTE 1 (Government) or DoTE 2 (Self-Financing Colleges). After a lot of search, I got through to http://www.vit.ac.in/ (the then Vellore Engineering College).