LEARNING BIRDS # 12

Brown-headed barbet

The Brown-headed barbet (Psilopogon zeylanicus) is an Asian barbet species native to the Indian subcontinent, where it inhabits tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests. It is widespread from the Terai in both Nepal and India to Sri Lanka, and listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List. It is an arboreal species of gardens and wooded country which eats fruit and insects. It is fairly tolerant of humans and often seen in city parks. It nests in a tree hole, laying 2-4 eggs. It forages on mangos, ripe jackfruit, papaya, banana, figs and similar cultivated fruit trees. Its habitat includes urban and country gardens though it tends to eschew heavy forest. It nests in a suitable hole in a tree that it will often excavate. Both sexes incubate the eggs and often communicate with each other using their Kura, kura calls.

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ON FRIENDSHIP

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CENTRAL EXCISE DAY

Central Excise Day (India): 24 February

Central Excise Day is celebrated every year on February 24 across India. The day is being celebrated to honour the service of the Central Board of Excise and Custom (CBEC) to the country. The day is celebrated to honour the officers associated with CBEC and their services. This is done to encourage the officers to carry out their duties with utmost sincerity. The officers, every year perform checking of corruption in goods from the manufacturing sector. The day is celebrated to commemorate the legislation of the Central Excise and Salt act on 24 February 1944.

Have a nice day!

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STAY ALERT

Sand art by Sudarsan Pattnaik

Covid is around there in mutations. We need to continue taking all precautions as earlier.

Let’s stay informed, care for all and stay safe!

POSITIVE VIBES # 21

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FORMAL AND INFORMAL WORDS

Happy Tuesday!

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LIVING ABOVE THE PAIN

Roth Poetry

Somewhere above the pain there is life

A place where one can live and function

Where hopes and dreams can still be achieved

Living above the pain does not make it go away

It only allows one to be in control

Pain lies rooted in one’s being

A constant reminder

Rearing its ugly head

Vying for control

Only to be suppressed once more

By hope determination and faith

Unwilling to resign oneself to fate

Knowing that above the pain

Above the pills

There is light and hope

It is a choice one must make

Every day all day long

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*A tribute to my wife Ruth, who makes this choice every day, all day long!

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

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FOCUS

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INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY

International Mother Language Day is a worldwide annual observance held on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and to promote multilingualism. First announced by UNESCO on 17 November 1999, it was formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly with the adoption of UN resolution 56/262 in 2002. Mother Language Day is part of a broader initiative “to promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by peoples of the world” as adopted by the UN General Assembly on 16 May 2007 in UN resolution 61/266, which also established 2008 as the International Year of Languages.

The idea to celebrate International Mother Language Day was the initiative of Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, 21 February is the anniversary of the day when the people of Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) fought for recognition for the Bangla language. It is also celebrated in West Bengal, India.

https://www.un.org/en/observances/mother-language-day

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FLOWERS ~ 19

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THE PAIN OF BAD LEADERSHIP

Divine-Royalty

Psalm 125:3 ►For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, lest the righteous stretch out their hands to do wrong.

There are some pain you cannot getaway with. When there’s bad leadership! Hardship, poverty, genocide and corruption. The most painful thing is that many good people will fall into doing evil. Corruption doesn’t result from a lack of ethics or knowledge; it’s a workaround chosen by people when they have few better options.

The solution is to wait in prayer and to act when their regime over by voting them out and voting in a good leader. “if not” revolution is the answer.

1. Donald Trump. If such a good leader should be attacked, People should be strong and fight for what they want because if you don’t fight for what you want, what you don’t want will automatically take place

2. Martin…

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LEARNING BIRDS # 11

Black naped oriole

The black-naped oriole (Oriolus chinensis) is a passerine bird in the oriole family that is found in many parts of Asia. There are several distinctive populations within the wide distribution range of this species and in the past the slender-billed oriole (Oriolus tenuirostris) was included as a subspecies. Unlike the Indian golden oriole which only has a short and narrow eye-stripe, the black-naped oriole has the stripe broadening and joining at the back of the neck. Males and females are very similar although the wing lining of the female is more greenish. The bill is pink and is stouter than in the golden oriole.

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NOBLE THOUGHTS # 50

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CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ JAYANTI

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti is a festival and public holiday of the Indian state of Maharashtra. This festival is celebrated on February 19 (according to Julian date), celebrating the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the first Chhatrapati and founder of the Maratha Empire, Some people celebrate this day by Hindu Calendar in Maharashtra.

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THE GENTLE GUIDANCE

GITA WISDOM # 60

Chapter 2 verse 10

तमुवाच हृषीकेशः प्रहसन्निव भारत।
सेनयोरुभयोर्मध्ये विषीदंतमिदं वचः॥

Krishna opens his advice, with a semblance of a gentle smile, to the grief-struck Arjuna. This befits the occasion where the need is to solve a conflict laden with emotional overtones. (2.10)

हे भरतवंशी धृतराष्ट्र! अंतर्यामी श्रीकृष्ण महाराज दोनों सेनाओं के बीच में शोक करते हुए उस अर्जुन को हँसते हुए से यह वचन बोले ॥10॥

Krishna opens his advice, with a semblance of a gentle smile, to the grief-struck Arjuna. This befits the occasion where the need is to solve a conflict laden with emotional overtones. (2.10)

Happy weekend!

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