1. PM Modi to unveil top 10 policy priorities – aide

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    Reuters, May 29, 2014

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to unveil his top 10 policy priorities on Thursday, seeking to unblock an investment logjam and setting deadlines for action in order to revive the economy.

    A top aide flagged the action points ahead of a cabinet meeting at which Modi will begin the task of meeting the aspirations of voters who handed his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) the strongest electoral mandate in India in 30 years.

    Narendra Modi gestures towards his supporters from his car during a road show
    upon his arrival at the airport in New Delhi May 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

    “The entire machinery will be geared up to fulfil the mandate of the new leader,” Nripendra Misra, newly named as principal private secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, told The Hindu in an interview.

    Misra said that Modi’s policy priorities will “necessarily have to be implemented in a time-bound manner”. They would focus on overcoming delays to major infrastructure projects and addressing why India has become a coal importer, he added.

    Reuters reported exclusively last week that Modi was considering restructuring Coal India (COAL.NS), the state-controlled mining behemoth, in a bid to halt a decline in output.

    The Prime Minister’s Office is expected to become a powerful centre of policy making under Modi, who has named loyalists such as Arun Jaitley to key posts like finance but whose cabinet team lacks strength in depth.

    Modi was due to chair a cabinet meeting at 11 a.m., his office said, with a briefing to follow afterwards.

    (Reporting by Manoj Kumar and Nigam Prusty; Writing by Douglas Busvine; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)

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  2. Elephant having a good time

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    Elephants love reunions. They recognize one another
    after years and years of separation and greet
    each other with wild, boisterous joy. There’s bellowing
    and trumpeting, ear flapping and rubbing. Trunks entwine.

    ― Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Small as an Elephant

  3. Train your mind…

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    We must train our mind on how to handle sad
    and negative news, so we won’t feel disturbed
    by what’s happening in this whole world.
    Inner peace is not about hiding, running a way or blocking
    yourself from all these news, but to learn how to face it,
    without judgment and negative reaction.
    All events are blessings given to us to learn from…

    ~Jendhamuni

  4. Super Dog

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    If the man you love breaks your heart,
    please do not worry. A cool, kind,
    cute, handsome and sincere dog is here,
    just to cheer you up! Just get on the scooter
    and go for a joy ride!
    Forget about the Mercedes or BMW!

    ~Jendhamuni

  5. Billionaire and NFL team owner Glazer died at 85

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    By The Associated Press, May 28, 2014

    Malcolm Glazer, the self-made billionaire who owned English Premier League club Manchester United and the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has died. He was 85.

    The Bucs said Glazer died Wednesday.

    The reclusive Palm Beach businessman had been in failing health since April 2006 when a pair of strokes left him with impaired speech and limited mobility in his right arm and leg.

    Glazer’s unobtrusive management style helped transform the Bucs from a laughingstock into a model franchise that in 2003 won the Super Bowl 48-21 over the Oakland Raiders. He raised his profile with a $1.47 billion takeover of Manchester United that was bitterly opposed by fans of one of the world’s richest soccer clubs in 2005.


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Major Differences

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My Reflection

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This site is a tribute to Buddhism. Buddhism has given me a tremendous inspiration to be who and where I am today. Although I came to America at a very young age, however, I never once forget who I am and where I came from. One thing I know for sure is I was born as a Buddhist, live as a Buddhist and will leave this earth as a Buddhist. I do not believe in superstition. I only believe in karma.

A Handful of Leaves

A Handful of Leaves

Tipitaka: The pali canon (Readings in Theravada Buddhism). A vast body of literature in English translation the texts add up to several thousand printed pages. Most -- but not all -- of the Canon has already been published in English over the years. Although only a small fraction of these texts are available here at Access to Insight, this collection can nonetheless be a very good place to start.

Just the way it is

1. Accept everything just the way it is.
2. Do not seek pleasure for its own sake.
3. Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.
4. Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.
5. Be detached from desire your whole life long.
6. Do not regret what you have done.
7. Never be jealous.
8. Never let yourself be saddened by a separation.
9. Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself nor... read more