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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Librarians Day – Cum – Seminar on ‘Excellence in School Librarianship through Best Practices Posted on September 21, 2017 by Shishuvan Blogger Role of Teachers, Parents, Students, Librarians and others”, Rajashekhar Devarai Chief Librarian (Shishuvan School)

Librarians Day – Cum – Seminar on ‘Excellence in School Librarianship through Best Practices

Role of Teachers, Parents, Students, Librarians and
Rajashekhar Devarai
Chief Librarian (Shishuvan School)
Celebration of Librarians is one of the Annual Events at Shishuvan. This is the  second successive year of celebration of this event. Shishuvan School Matunga,  Mumbai,  celebrated Librarians Day  on 12th August 2017  in honor of 125th birth anniversary of Dr. S.R. Ranganathan (widely known as Father of Library Science in India). The celebrations  were marked with a Seminar on “Excellence in School Librarianship through Best Practices – role of Teachers, Students, Parents, Librarians and others”.
This time the objective of the Seminar was on  Excellence in School Library Practices Vis a vis Best Practices. Democratic and Open School Philosophy of Shishuvan is maintained in Library Seminar by involving and addressing Parents, Teachers, Students, Librarians and others. Presentations were made, lectures were delivered by Teachers, Parents, Students and Librarians and others. The participants comprised of  students ,teachers, parents, librarians. Seminar stood out to  be unique as it involved major  stakeholders of school library service. The result was an useful gain and share  knowledge from each of the presenters and participants.  Organizers reasserted and re-assured  their approach to involve all stake holders in the forth coming events/activities. It was appreciated by one  and all and specially by the guest speakers and presenters.  Shishuvans commitment to School Library Service was amply visible in the deliberations of its teachers, students, parents and Library Staff.

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

When you are sad you are sad .... nothing more nothing less

"When you are sad you are sad .... nothing more nothing less. Being sad is not bad. Humans have cultivated a habit to be happy and good by choice. This has brought tremendous pressure on their being and life. Let us not pretend to be happy when we are sad. Let us not pretend to be sad when we are happy. Being happy and being sad are powerful states of mind. Pretending will press you down, put you down and burn you from inside. Be natural, be free, be as you are, nothing more nothing less." - LbnRaj

Monday, 11 September 2017

Shishuvan declared as the top school in the ICSE category EDUCATION TODAY.

Shishuvan English Medium School Mumbai declared as the top school in the ICSE category by EDUCATION TODAY. It stands at 4th position in Mumbai and 5th position in Maharashtra.
"Shishuvan believes that every learner comes with a curriculum of her/his own. The school is an environment in which learners find the support for their learning. We trust and respect this purpose and provide the resources for the same, thereby keeping the onus of learning on the learner. We enjoy nurturing our students' curiosity, applauding their willingness to apply themselves in establishing and honing their skills. read further at :

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Life continues to bring vibrant colours ....

Life continues to  bring various and vibrant colours as one progresses through months n years. There is every possibility to enrich  life at every stage of youth n age. Let us allow smiles to overpower all of our inadequacies n miseries., come what may. Let us continue to b d best, come what may. Best wishes. LbnRaj

Monday, 21 August 2017

Happiness is a state of feeling better ....

"Happiness is a  state of feeling better .... feeling light .... feeling best of the colours of life  ... it is a pleasant mood. Surprisingly if by any chance (it is impossible), if some one continues to feel better for long .... or for ever ..... it is not happiness at all. Happiness and unhappiness are proportional in any ones life. More the balance, more it is boring and unexciting. If any one is really happy in life, she or he should have had a chance of being un happy. LbnRaj ; . ; 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Your tolerance is a gifted quality .....

"Your tolerance is a gifted quality which you can be proud of, you can opt to continue for, come what may.  Your tolerance often can put u down, can make others to put you to the ground, tear you to pieces, can disfigure you, can make you lifeless and sad and dejected and helpless.  All said and done, it is worth living with, worth being proud of, and worthy of living by.  Be tolerant be positive, be hopeful, come what may.  The best of eternal forces continue to be with you, come what may.  Continue to smile, continue to be what you are. LbnRaj ; ; August 8 2017.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Be Prepared Mentally and Physically .....

To be a champion, you have to learn to handle stress and pressure. But if you've prepared mentally and physically, you don't have to worry. Harvey Mackay 
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Friday, 28 July 2017

You are never alone.....

You are never alone in this world. You can never succeed to be alone in this universe. You are connected and you are part of the whole. You are connected to every one and every thing.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Human Nature

You cant proclaim to be perfect in your understanding of Human Nature.
The more you understand, the more you get confused. The more you research .... the more you will find contradictions. Present research on HUMAN NATURE is all a hide and seek, be it science, social science or literature. lbnraj ; ; ; 

Monday, 17 July 2017

Believing is reassuring, healing, believing is to come out of the limits of confines of our mind.”– LbnRaj ; ; ;

Dream high …. but care for the interventions of the unknown
17th July 2017    

“We have been encompassed in a body and so we can never be absolutely free and independent. There is nothing like absolute freedom. It is an impossibility. We have not created ourselves and so we cannot and should not think at any time that we are what we are. We still don’t know the purpose of our existence and purpose, how can we disregard the unknown. Everything we do and say is relative and dependent. As all of us wish, we could do the best, think the best and be the best. None the less we should continue to live in unison with the almighty and the so called unknown. Life is a constant evolution and interplay of the known and the unknown. Belief hence is not an option, but a reality. We have freedom here too, we can believe in what we wish to believe, but belief is an integral part of ever mysterious human nature. Nothing wrong, nothing right, all a matter of logic and human convenience. Believing is reassuring, healing, believing is to come out of the limits of confines of our mind.”– LbnRaj ; ;

Friday, 14 July 2017

Dont get disappointed when good and

"Dont get disappointed when good and great and charming people dont recognise you, dont care you dont get closer to you. You need not befriend or get closer to a person you dream to be with. This existence has multiple realities and multiple options. You have few people who care, share and love you; you have few who you love and dream to be with irrespective whether they love or care you. There is no need to have every thing you love, every one you dream for in this world. If every thing you dream and desire becomes yours ...... there is nothing great ... nothing worthwhile. Some people and things remain beautiful when they are at a distance. If every one loves, cares and adores every other person in the world, life would be meaningless and a big boredom. You can make the best out of what is with you. LbnRaj ;; 

Thursday, 13 July 2017

I dont want to follow those who impress me with their goodness, and excellence, rather .... ......

"I dont follow those who impress me overpower me with their goodness and excellence.  I follow those who make me understand my goodness and excellence."-LbnRaj ; ; 

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Life is full of surprises .... !!!!

Life is full of surprises ..... !!!
When you are down and low, you may tend to think as if you are at the dead end of your life and you tend to think as if you are hitting the dead end of the wall, you are at the end of the road, you think nothing in life happened the way you wanted. It is here and now that  you need to hold on, you need to wait for a surprise that nature works for you.

Monday, 19 June 2017

I always want to scale high in life ..... !!!!

"I always want to scale high in life, experience the best in life ....... knowing very well that 'scaling high is meaningless if I never scale down', knowing very well that 'experiencing the best in life needs me to have the worst experience as well in life." Why this :  craze for one side of life, this longing for being the best, this inclination for having only the best, this unrealistic desire for having only the so called blissful thoughts. How is it possible for me to experience the highest  highs if I dont experience the lowest lows? - LbnRaj ; ;

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Never The Less A Wonderful Journey !

"I carry a lot of load of things pleasant and unpleasant that have passed by. I get so much engrossed and encompassed by the near past and distant past, so much so that I forget this very moment be it pleasant or unpleasant. It has indeed been a wonderful journey for me to learn to be in the present in the moment right now here and now. At times I realise, that this very moment seems to be endless ... and at times I feel it is so momentary ... how do I make space in that, how do I live the most in this now and here movement. This very moment, this now and here moment seems so momentary... how do live in that ... how do I be fully with it.... it seems to slip all the time. And I get either into past or future. Lot to explore .... lot to introspect .... lot to meditate. Never the less a wonderful journey." - LbnRaj ; ; ; 

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

craze for being known .......

"By nature, humans have craze for being known, recognized and appreciated all the time. This nature of humans could effectively be used  as a tool and technique in enhancing work efficiency and output. Surprisingly humans level of gratification will be more when appreciation and recognition comes from one who care less and one who refuses to recognise." - lbnraj ; 4th April 2017. 

Monday, 20 March 2017

Am I a perfectionist?

"When I am in the midst of a grand event .... I get worried about completion of very essential but unavoidable defined routines. I take a pledge not to keep any thing unattended, any thing undone .... come what may ... may be I start work a couple of hours early. It brings me immense pleasure if the grand event is successful along with all small chores small routines done. Should I  call myself a perfectionist or an impractical?" ; 20th March 2017 ;  lbnraj ; ; 

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Road To Excellence ....

"Road to excellence is a road to satisfaction, happiness and bliss. Road to excellence is a mission for the good of all those who are  around you. It is a highest order of being at your best. No one has a right to block or obstruct you. Resolve not to compromise with any one be it your near/dear ones, your boss, subordinates in this mission of yours.  Dare to face the consequence, move further and further on this road to excellence. Never ever settle down for less and  mediocrity. Go further and further into abundance in whatever you do and say. Dont give up. It will be act of timidity. Be at your best come what may." - LbnRaj ; 18th March 2017 ; 

Friday, 17 March 2017

My Teachers too change ..... !!!

"The teachers at times used to use incorrect language while delivering lectures. At times they seemed to lack command over what they were teaching. I used to think often, if I could have enrolled in a college with good teachers. Though not manifest, I used to underestimate the status and stature of those teachers. What a blunder on my part! I did not realise that time that my teachers too are in the process of learning and growing. Now they are so big, so authentic and so magnificent in what they teach and preach. Too late to be around now. Better late than never. I am now committed to be true to the teachers around me now and continue to learn how to respect and learn from them. Come what may." - LbnRaj ; 17th March 2017 ; ; 

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

This is the time to smile again .....

"I forget about my passion for being the best in whatever I do. Boredom over shadows me in whatever I do and think. Purpose of life lost. Absolutely clueless about what is happening around. I know, this is one of those times, I usually encounter some thing different, some thing unusual, something unbelievable. Thing I never expect and think happens .... most likely that makes me smile once more. Surrounded by hopelessness, loneliness and helplessness ..... I decide to think that every thing big or small  in life happens with a big reason and a grand plan. I am sure this is the time to smile again like I did earlier." - LbnRaj ; ; 15th March 2017

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

"I continue to be perfect and best in whatever I do. I continue to stumble upon the bare basics often. My passion for being the best and doing the best continues for reasons unknown." - LbnRaj ; 14th March 2017 ;

"I continue to be perfect and best  in whatever I do. I continue to stumble upon the bare basics often. My passion for being the best and doing the best continues for reasons unknown." - LbnRaj ; 14th March 2017 ;

Saturday, 11 March 2017

What we define and what is defined for us ....

"Our world of thoughts and actions revolve around what we define and what is defined for us. We need to be more accountable for what we define for ourselves and people around." - LbnRaj ; ; March 11, 2017 ;

Monday, 20 February 2017

Now it does count much to me if my yesterday was happier or not, now it does count much to me if my tomorrow would be happier or not. My today and this moment is so happy and satisfying. I think this is enough. I dont want my yesterday and tomorrow impact my today." - LbnRaj

"Now it does count much to me if my yesterday was happier or not, now it does count much to me if my tomorrow would be  happier or not. My today and this moment is so happy, exciting and satisfying. I think this is enough. I dont want my yesterday and tomorrow impact my today." - LbnRaj ; 20th Feb 2017.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Failing and getting depressed ......?

"Failing and Getting depressed? .... When I fail continuously and regularly .... I get isolated, I feel low. People around who keep succeeding seem to be too busy to talk to a failure like me. I get more and more and low. I feel bad and start accusing myself. I unknowingly start degrading and belittling myself. Of late I realised, if the so called successful people are so busy and careless.... I go to a person who happened to have more failures than what I have undergone myself. This I do this against the popular belief, "to be excellent, be in the company of excellent". Believe me all who failed or continue failing are not useless, illogical and unfair. They are not meant to be failures, but they fail. My stumbling upon those who fail .... did not push me towards failure ..... but towards success. A greater success than otherwise. I have decided, If I need to do something in an extra-ordinary fashion ... I talk to those who failed. This makes me more confident, this makes me spring up unusually and boundless. This is the power of failures and the people who fail". -LbnRaj ; Feb 18, 2017 ;

Monday, 13 February 2017


"We all know, Buddha had his Gnyanodaya on a particular day and moment. We dont know, Buddha would have had his enlightenments several times during his life time. The Same could be true in our lives. Gnyanodaya / Enlightenment happens to all of us several times in life, only thing we dont stopby .... we dont catch hold of the moment and the thoughts there in. As we all know, the highest highs and lowest lows are the circumstances when Gnyanodaya happens in ones life. This is what could happen without our asking. The way is equally true and possible. Every day we can enter into the state of Bliss to invoke Gnyanodaya in our lives as often as we want. It is up to us. One of the easiest ways is to get into deep silence or the so called Meditation. We need to be at best of ourselves to invoke Gnyanodaya. Every one one of us is  the best, as every one is unique and non-identical. Getting stumbled upon Gnyanodaya is not great, catching the moment and living by it to an intense level makes it great. Most likely the so called great poeple practice this knowlingly or unknowlingly. These  great people are as ordinary as we are, but continue to be bent upon catching and internalising these blissful moments." -LbnRaj ; ; 13th Feb 2017 

Saturday, 11 February 2017

What is my life?

"What is my life? My life is my thinking and thoughts. My life is what I thought yesterdays, what thoughts I hold on to Today and thoughts about my endless tomorrows. My life cannot and will not be different from my thinking and thoughts. So friends same is true with you. You are your thoughts. You are what you think." - LbnRaj ; ; 11 Feb 2017

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Monday, 6 February 2017


"Today's YOU is what resulted out of what you did and thought.  It is not the best of YOU. Best of YOU continues to be IN MAKING. Keep going miracles pass by, as they always did, whether you want or not.  YOU continue to be A WORK IN PROGRESS. You will continue to be an unfinished book for Years and Ages to follow." - LbnRaj ; February 6, 2017

Friday, 3 February 2017

Be the person who will run short of time to acknowledge people who continue to complement.

"Appreciation is good. It inspires and motivates for going ahead towards excellence. Dont get stuck on that. Reward yourself, learn to complement and appreciate yourself. You cant stop by to have appreciation, prizes and rewards. If they come it is fine, if they dont, then also it is fine. Enjoy life by being the best and doing the best, rest leave it to God." LbnRaj ; 3.2.2017. ; 

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Feeling Good or Bad

"Feelings, good or bad, pleasant or unpleasant play their part in our lives. Feelings in simple words are our internalised  and intense expressions as responses to what keeps happening in our internal and external world. As and when the environment, situations, people, expectations and thoughts change our feelings change. Dont take feelings to heart. They are temporary and seasonal. Continue to be the best, do the best and think the best, only best feelings are bound to occur in you. Be smiling .... it is ok to feel low and bad at times."

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Life is full of hopes, much in store .... more than you have ever imagined.

Life is full of hopes, much more in store .... more than you have ever imagined. Never ever have a feeling that your at a dead end. When you are tired of looking for new doors, doors approach you on their own, one of them could be what you always wanted for long." - LbnRaj : ; 1st Feb 2017

Friday, 27 January 2017

My new found enthusiasm

"I got up early when my dear one reminded me. There seemed to be a new found enthusiasm to be in quite time to library, to find sufficient time to think about myself, set my table and to start the day with my blogpost for the day. Though I am able to post this blog, surprisingly, though I wished I would start the day with new found enthusiasm, it did not really seemed to have happened that way for things beyond my control. It is ok, when I am bent upon being the best and doing the best, why should I bother about results and consequences. The only thing I wish is that I should continue to be the best inspite of worst surroundings and worst happenings around. Yes that way I am still flowing with my NEW FOUND ENTHUSIAM. I dont seem to wish for anything more than this from life. Cheers." - LbnRaj ; ; January 27 2017 

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

I dont need rest at all .....

"I dont rest at all. I could hardly sleep for about a couple of hours the last night. Morning while travelling it was so difficult to keep my eyes open. Lot of sound around, but so effortlessly I was getting into sleep again and again. The moment I closed my eyes my mind was becoming so active in fascinating, romantic, imaginary  and lively world. Why was I compelled to close my eyes, who was making me close my eyes? Who was that ME that wanted rest? Who was that ME which which was desparate to be extremely active? I am one or many?" - LbnRaj ; 24th Jan 2017. 

Monday, 23 January 2017

School, its library and librarian

"School Librarianship is to Library Science what Paediatrics is to Medicine. It is time Librarians retain this wonderful practice and knowledge, lest they lose it to teachers or administrators." - LbnRaj ;, 23rd Jan 2017

Friday, 20 January 2017

Maintain distance with those who advise you to be practical ......

"If you are in search of truth, if you are on your way to excellence, if you are bent upon creating miracles, if you are bent upon doing the impossible, then do away or distance yourself away from people who advise you to be practical and realistic. It is not safe to be with them. It is risky to spend time with them. They can blur your dream." - LbnRaj ; ; ;

Thursday, 19 January 2017

If you are down, depressed and unhappy, spend some time with a child.

Image result for children"If you are down, depressed and unhappy, talk to a child for some time, it will do wonders. If this does not work, may be nothing else would." - LbnRaj ; ; 19th Jan 2017

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Every one is in a shell

"Everyone is in a shell. What one is, is a result ones own stimuli and response to others actions and ideas. This cumulatively results in what one is. Surprisingly this may itself result into a shell within which an individual starts working, feeling and thinking. This shell may be a result of ones thinking and ones response to others actions and ideas over a number of days and years. It is in this background that one starts finding either good or bad from what others are. This shell may create a fobia to the individual resulting in an attitude of expectations from others. One may tend to forget ones duties and roles.... and may only start thinking and expecting what others should do ... or what others should have done till that time. If any one is  found to be in this state and the person happens to be one of  your near and dear ones, ... u need to be caring, supportive and sympathetic. The truth is ... every one is on a unique journey ... the journey may never ever tally to that of another person. Let us not pre-judge any one ... let us continue to supplement and complement journeys of every one around.... rather than realising how different and odd others joureys are. Let us continue to learn from each other and see if we can look beyond the shell inwhich we are habituated to live and think. LbnRaj ; ; 

Friday, 13 January 2017

Without boredom, life is boring.

"No one wants to be bored. Every one seems to be wanting more and more of life, activity and fun. One doesnot get bored just like that. When one does not continue to live life to its peak, when one on a regular basis slips either into past or future, boredom knocks the door. No one can opt to be the liveliest and happy and fun filled without experiencing ample of boredom. Boredom is not bad. It is a staff gap." - LbnRaj ; ; 

Thursday, 12 January 2017

"bloody perferctionist, good for nothing"

Here is a Librarian, known for his systematic and orderly works. He never gets tired of bringing order either to books or papers or files or things. He became very upset and sad and got into depression, because one of his close colleagues termed called him, "bloody perferctionist". I told my Librarian friend, "Dont you worry, it is a complement, whatever could have been the body language and the tone, thank your colleague." - LbnRaj ; ; 

Monday, 9 January 2017

There could b a few around u who r by default kind on u ....

"There could b a few around u r by default kind on u, do all things that make comfortable n happy. Quite naturally u take this to b granted. When such people do n act otherwise u tend to b dejected n unhappy. U cannot n should not expect these acts unconditionally n without exceptions. Even u have not always been good to ur selected few without exceptions. Take goodness of others towards u to v optional. Take care of urself, ur things. When u cannot b good to others all d time, how can others b good to u all d time." Lbn Raj. Jan 9, 2017.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

"There is no need to move the mountain to be happy ......

"There is no need to move a mountain to be happy, a kind pat on a childs back may make you more happier. Dont keep on waiting  for a right opportunity to do a wonder, do your every day small cores in wonderful ways. Dont search for things that wonder, realise that you yourself are a wonder, a great creation of God." - LbnRaj ; 

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

My year that was 2016 ....

My year that was 2016 ....
LbnRaj - my year that was 2016 .......

Hello Everyone!
 Greetings of the new year!
 As we step into a new year, we would like to gift you an ecalendar.

We are running a contest for budding writers. Details are given on the second page. Hope you will download and use the day and week planner sheets at the end of the calendar.

If you enjoy viewing the calendar, do share it with your family and friends.

A happy productive 2017.

Shyamala Shanmugasundaram
Chief Ideator,
Kahani Takbak 

Dont feel belittled by the temporary lows of life ....

"Dont feel belittled by the temporary lows of life. Things may go wrong, even when you are at your best in whatever you say and do. As long as you continue to the best for what you stand for, be firm, be bold and be happy. Dont be upset when your near and dear ones distance away from you when you are graduating from your lowest lows. Dont be surprised when the same near and dear ones flock around you when you are on your highs. Life is all about being tough when the tough is all out to test you. As long as you are sure of your being right, be what you are, rest leave to God for his analysis." - LbnRaj ; ; 

Monday, 2 January 2017

Happiness is not a stock of things ......

"Happiness is not a stock of things. It is a volatile feeling, momentary or dragging or flashing for some moments or hours. Same thing is true for unhappiness. It could be one after the other, and together". -LbnRaj ;

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Best Wishes for a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2017

Best Wishes for a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2017
"There is nothing like TIME. Matter and Things in universe including HUMANS change.  it is for this reason that HUMANS invented TIME  to count and measure the CHANGES. Change and STABILITY  are the Prime Features of Universe." - LbnRaj

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Who says children cannot review books?

Welcome to DOGOBOOKS. Book Reviews here are by Children and for Children. "DOGObooks is where kids discover, review and rate books. Our goal is to provide a fun, safe and interactive environment for children to share their reactions, thoughts and opinions about books. All book selections and reviews are moderated prior to being published (source : ). 

Friday, 23 December 2016

Who am I?

"Who am I? Am I an eternal soul? I keep saying my soul ..... that means I have a soul which is mine, which belongs to me. If I have a soul, how can I be a soul? I am not. Am I mind? I have a mind and I keep saying it is my mind. When It is my mind how I can I be a mind. I may or may not have a mind. Still I remain to be I. Am I thoughts? How can it be when thoughts are like travellers. They come and go. They may or may not stay.I think : I am not soul, I am not mind, I am not thoughts, I am not sounds and images. Who am I then, What I am then. I am more than these. I amy not be able to realise who I am by way of my idriyas and thinking. May be I need to go beyond these things to realise who I am. I need to go beyond... I need to dive deep into the so called unkown, so called endless, may be deep down into my endless me. Now I dont want want to go in search of miracles. I am myself a miracle." - LbnRaj ;

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Merry Christmas wishes from a friend and a colleague .....

True Wishes r priceless ... and r power-packed.

Unimaginable and heart breaking problems ................

"Unimaginable and heart breaking problems faced by us cannot be solved by thinkable and and so called practical ways. One needs to get into the vast inner silence. One needs to dive deep into the unknown. It is ok. It is possible." - LbnRaj ;

Monday, 19 December 2016

My daughter gives me a lift to my work place ......

Image result for happiness images"I used to drop my kids at School, I dont remember much about how happy I used to be for that. Today my daughter gave me a lift to my work place on her vehicle. I cant express my happiness in words. That is the beauty of life. Life is more beautiful than our wildest dreams." - LbnRaj ;

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Saturday, 17 December 2016

words, thoughts, feelings and moods

Image result for mind"Words can soothe words can tease. The resultant feelings either good or bad continue for long. Our mind is like water, it takes the shape of the container, ever ready to look read or green or black depending on the choice of the beholder. I dont know whether it would be possible to have full control over the mind, but I am sure we can fill it with the thoughts and moods that we want it to hold". - LbnRaj ; Rajashekhar Devarai

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Friday, 16 December 2016

Deliberated meanings .....

"No matters what others say, what matters is the way we understand, the way we derive the meanings. If one is bent upon understanding the way one wants, bad or good words spoken have neither their independent meanings nor their independent power."- LbnRaj

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Near and Dear Ones

"It is quite possible that the near and dear ones stay away from us. There is a tendency to believe those who are out of sight are out of mind. This is not true. The connection remains as strong as one can imagine. A sense of contentment, a feeling of lightness that we feel about our dear ones at times, is a result of the positive vibes of our dear ones, and the hearty vibes that we have about our dear ones may get manifested in our dear ones who may be physically far far away from us. Real connections continue to be strong and intent, distance cannot come in between. The intensity of involvement could be more compared to the physical proximity." - LbnRaj ;

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Libraries prepare students for the digital world ...................

NEW JERSEY OPINION : Libraries prepare students for the digital world | Editorial : The New Jersey Association of School Librarians just honored Singer with its 2016 Outstanding Library Media Specialist of the Year Award, making official what Readington Middle School students and administrators have known for years.
"In general, she teaches these children to have a respect for books and what those books contain," said Readington Middle School parent Lee Eyler in her recommendation in support of Singer's nomination. "Every child she comes into contact with learns these lessons."

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Monday, 12 December 2016

Ecstasy and bliss are not too far

"Ecstasy and bliss are not too far. They are just a dip away. A dive into our own endless silence. They happen to all of us many times. Only thing we dont remember as to what happened then and there. The only known way to experience bliss and ecstasy and be there as long as you want is to get into silence and or meditation." - LbnRaj ;

Friday, 9 December 2016

When going together with your boss seems impossible .....

"At times it may become impossible to work and go together with our bosses for reasons latent or manifest. The going may look tougher and frustrating. When second alternative does not seem to be feasible, see if we can help him/her personally, see if we can get his/her help personally. It touches hearts straight. It works. It works by diluting our false egos. It works by making us light,  straight, simple, sensitive and humble." - lbnraj ; ; 

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Good advice is not enough.

"Many a time we feel unhappy when people dont pay heed to our good advice. Our advice could be right, may be there is something wrong in the timing, may be the way it was could be wrong or in appropriate.  Just being and saying right is not enough. The right advice if it is to be agreed upon / to be accepted, should be accompanied by sensitivity, care and humbleness." - LbnRaj ;

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

One need not have the so called lavish money and luxuries in life to be happy .....

"One need not have the so called lavish money and luxuries in life to be happy ..... What concerns matters. The context, relevance, connection and time is important. Every One is born unique and no ones'  happiness is less important. A person who afforded to have a bicycle for his daughter or son could be more happier compared to that of a person who afforded to buy a BMW for his / her daughter. Being happy in life is all about our internal abundance and positive vibes about things that keep happening around. It is an art and science of applying our hearts in doing small things in great ways. One needs to continue to be a child through out. One needs to be spontaneous and uninterrupted. One needs to continue to dive deep into innocence and simplicity." - LbnRaj ;

Friday, 2 December 2016

On success, excellence and happiness

"Mohan does small things in great ways.  He puts in the best of his efforts in Whatever he does and say.  He believes that nothing is impossible. He does not bother if things dont happen in desired ways. He continues to put in his best even if he continues to fail. Among-st the people around him he is know to be a person who does small things in great ways. Often people mock at him for being so simple, honest and sincere. People find it hard to realise the reasons for which he continues to be happy and contentedness. He is bent upon achieving the best in all things he does,  in right ways, come what may.
Mahesh is educated, intelligent and smart. Mahesh does great things in smart and at times in mean ways. he always believes in the policy of Putting in the Least and Reaping the Most. Continues to have promotions and have ample of money regularly and consistently. Becomes sad and frustrated on a regular basis consistently when things dont happen in desired ways. He continues to pose to be successful and happy., but internally is is not. He seems to live with feelings of fear and guilt. He always at getting the best rewards possible in life, with or without efforts. He continues to believe that to Live and Live happily is a hard thing to achieve. He continues to believe that good job, wealth and fame dont come by right ways, they need to be grabbed in smart ways. He did great things in life for which neither he is happy nor the people around.  People around him found him to be mean, selfish and hopeless.  Surprisingly, internally he continues to realise that he is not a happy person, and that he cannot be a happy person. He continues to realise that his achievement and accolades are fake and unreal.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

"Unlike the book, the Internet and digitalised reading, at least as they are today, seem more likely to lead to demagogy than to democracy" - Tabish Kair

"Unlike the book, the Internet and digitalised reading, at least as they are today, seem more likely to lead to demagogy than to democracy" - Tabish Kair
"At the moment, with the U.S. election over, it seems clear to me that the book was to democracy what the Internet is to demagogy. Perhaps, looking back at the end of this century, if we still retain the ability to look back then, we will realise that the religious fanatics who actually burned books in the 20th century were by far the lesser threat — and not unrelated, in their refusal to engage with the other and to contemplate themselves in the universe, to the larger threat, to the threat that finally emptied our world of depth, colour, significance, and books." - Tabish Khair .... Read further at :

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

to love the person who hates you .....

"At times we may tend to hate the person who hates us. Nothing special about it. We may get a sadistic pleasure in doing so. Nothing great about it. It would indeed be great if we continue to be bent upon finding things that are right and good about that person. One can experience a fantastic feeling when we continue to love the lovable things of the person who opts to hate us persistently." - LbnRaj ;

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

“With the advent of computers, communications and hand held devices, the idea of Library as a silent Place of Reading is under constant threat.

“A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life”. Norman Cousins

“With the advent of computers, communications and hand held devices, the idea  of Library as a silent Place of Reading is under constant threat. How can Place of library as a venue of silent reading, as a venue where books are shelved the way the knowledge flows in highways and byways, as a venue where you silently meet like minded and unlike minded readers, as a venue where you feel the past and present writers and thinkers live together for the current and future readers. As Norman says it is a venue where history comes to life, present becomes more lively and future comes in  so handy a way.” – LbnRaj ;

Monday, 28 November 2016

Bibliophile would love to read this. Shreenabh Agrawal is the owner of a full-fledged library with almost 3,000 books ranging from fiction to competitive exams at the age of 12

NAGPUR: Bibliophile would love to read this. Shreenabh Agrawal is the owner of a full-fledged library with almost 3,000 books ranging from fiction to competitive exams at the age of 12. Read further at ....................

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Human Mind

"Minds are skies and oceans with no beginnings and ends. . Human mind manifests itself in multiple levels. Understanding ones own mind itself is an uphill task. You can imagine how complex it is to understand others mind even in a group of two. You keep wondering about the various manifestations of minds of your near and dear ones, at times. Now imagine how complex it is to understand the minds of less known people who come into our lives here and there". LbnRaj ;

Friday, 25 November 2016

A new book Scholarly Communication ... from IGI Global

Munigal, Achala. "Scholarly Communication and the Publish or Perish Pressures of Academia." IGI Global, 2017. 1-375. Web. 25 Nov. 2016. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-1697-2 . (link for details of the publication with table of contents, short abstracts etc : )

Editorial Advisory Board of the Book
Donald Russell Bailey, Providence College, USA
Keita Bando, MyOpenArchive, Japan
Jay Bhatt, Drexel University Libraries, USA
Rajashekhar Devarai, Shishuvan English Medium School, India
Sangeeta Dhamdhere, Modern College of Arts, Science, and Commerce, India Vahideh Z. Gavgani, Tabriz University of Medical Science, Iran
Vangari Vishwa Mohan, Osmania University, India
Al Moorthy, BrahMos Aerospace, India
Dimple Patel, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, India
Medially Ramchander, Institute of Library Science Kachiguda, India
S. Sudarshan Rao, UGC, India
Kishor Chandra Satpathy, National Institute of Technology Assam, India
Sunil Kumar Satpathy, National Institute of Technology Raipur, India
Rajeev Vij, INMAS, India

Description : The promotion and dissemination of knowledge is a crucial part of the academic community. This is accomplished through the publication of new research through both traditional and emerging venues. Scholarly Communication and the Publish or Perish Pressures of Academia is an authoritative reference source for the latest material on methods and available networks for the publication of contemporary academic research. Highlighting innovative writing styles, ethical considerations, and marketing avenues, this book is ideally designed for researchers, upper-level students, scholars, professionals, and practitioners actively involved in the publication of academic research.

Topics Covered
·        Altmetrics
·        Copyright Considerations
·        Digital Libraries
·        Intellectual Property Rights
·        Open Access
·        Proper Citation

·        Research Methodologies

Friday, 18 November 2016

Knowingly or unknowingly we are all engaged in proving what we are not .....

Image result for honesty quotes"Knowingly or unknowingly, for good or bad we keep ourselves so busy in proving what we are not.  A time comes when one gets utterly confused about what one is and what one is not. It would be too late to be honest to oneself, forget being honest to others" - LbnRaj

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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. Swami Sivananda

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.                 Swami Sivananda
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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

When we are engaged in doing right things, we need to cultivate the habit of being bold to put things right, come what may.

Image result for doing right things"When we are on right track and engaged in doing right things we need to be more bold and stubborn. We need to cultivate the habit of being stubborn and firm. We need to be ready to be unpopular as well. On our path to excellence, let us not allow any one to dilute our efforts even if they are elder or senior to us. This is what is true boldness. Good news is, when results come right, those who seem to have opposed also will come and pat us. There is no other way." LbnRaj ;
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