What is Diwali Bonus & How it started?

“What is Diwali Bonus and Why is it given?”

This post covers the story behind Diwali Bonus and Why is it given?

Initially there was a concept of salary to be paid on a weekly basis to the workers in India, particularly the textile and flour mill workers in Bombay.

So you received 52 salaries in a year.

But when British started ruling India they came up with concept of Monthly salary which meant you were getting paid for 48 weeks only.

So if we have 4 weeks in a month, 13 salaries should have been distributed but as per a monthly structure they were giving only 12 salaries in a year.

When people realized that this was a loss to them in terms of one salary many protest rallies were organised in Maharashtra during 1930-1940.

The British then came up with a solution to this problem.

After discussion with labour leaders about how to distribute this 13th salary and they decided Diwali being the biggest festival of India, they would distribute this 13th salary durring Diwali.

“Today this is called the Diwali Bonus.”

This was implemented from 30th June 1940. Many don’t know the history behind the Diwali Bonus and hence this post.

“And today” This 13th salary comes as “DRY FRUITS”.

What are you getting as Bonus this Diwali?

Challenge Yourself

The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the waters close to Japan have not held many fish for decades. So the fishermen had to go further out to sea to catch their supply of fish, the fishing boats got bigger and bigger.
The farther the fishermen went, the longer it took to bring in the fish. If the return trip took more than a few days, the fish were not fresh and they lost their fresh taste.

To solve this problem, fishing companies installed freezers on their boats. They would catch the fish and freeze them at sea. Freezers allowed the boats to go farther and stay longer. However, the Japanese could taste the difference between fresh and frozen and they did not like frozen fish. Also, the frozen fish brought a lower price. So fishing companies installed fish tanks. They would catch the fish and stuff them in the tanks, fin to fin. After a little thrashing around, the fish stopped moving. They were tired and dull, but alive. Unfortunately, the Japanese could still taste the difference; because the fish did not move for days, they lost their fresh-fish taste.

How did the Japanese fish company solve this problem?

To keep the fish tasting fresh, the Japanese fishing companies added a small shark to the tanks that the fish were kept in. The shark of course eats a few fish, but most of the fish arrive in a very lively state due to the fact that the fish are challenged.
Keep that shark inside you alive!
Shark?
Challenge yourself everyday. Push yourself everyday. The more are the sharks(challenges), the more you are forced to move forward. The more are the sharks, the more you will be motivated to work better.
Content source-The Japanese Fresh Fish Story & Put a shark in your tank…
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Conversation Between Krishna & Arjun

Conversation Between Krishna & Arjun.

Any body who is too much stressed or confused should read this again again.

You will get all answers.

Try this.

A rare conversation between Krishna & Today’s Arjun.

1. Arjun :- I can’t find free time. Life has become hectic.

Krishna:- Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you free.

2. Arjun :- Why has life become complicated now?

Krishna :- Stop analyzing life. It makes it complicated. Just live it.

3. Arjun :- Why are we then constantly unhappy?

Krishna :- Worrying has become your habit. That’s why you are not happy.

4. Arjun :- Why do good people always suffer?

Krishna :- Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don’t suffer.

With that experience their life becomes better, not bitter.

5. Arjun :- You mean to say such experience is useful?

Krishna :- Yes. In every term, Experience is a hard teacher. It gives the test first and the lessons later.

6. Arjun :- Because of so many problems, we don’t know where we are heading.

Krishna:- If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides the way.

7. Arjun :- Does failure hurt more than moving in the right direction?

Krishna:- Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you.

8. Arjun :- In tough times, how do you stay motivated?

Krishna :- Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.

9. Arjun :- What surprises you about people?

Krishna :- When they suffer they ask, “why me?” When they prosper, they never ask “Why me?”

10. Arjun :- How can I get the best out of life?

Krishna:- Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.

11. Arjun :- One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.

Krishna:- There are no unanswered prayers. Keep the faith and drop the fear.

Life is a mystery to solve,
not a problem to resolve.

Trust me.

Life is wonderful,
If you know how to live.

Stay Blessed and Stay Happy.. Always!!

Viral Video of Child trying to narrate the numbers

This video has gone viral which shows a child trying to narrate the numbers and being beaten if making a mistake.

https://youtu.be/dY9hLOrCZEs

It has started a nationwide debate on whether the mother of this child is right or not in using strict attitude while teaching her child.

It is our appeal to parents to be patient with their children while maintaining that each child learns at his/her own pace.

What’s your say?

Extended version of this Viral video.

Everbody is in their own Time Zone

In life, often we get tensed and nervous with other person’s achievements. People around you might seem to go ahead of you, some might seem to be behind you. But in reality, everbody is working as per thier own Time Zone. Everybody gets an opportunity to achieve, to perform, to outshine themselves basis thier own timezone. Here are few real life examples:

Dubai is 3 hours ahead of London, but it does not make London slow.

Someone graduated at the age of 22, but waited 5 years before securing a good job!

Someone became a CEO at 25, and died at 50.

While another became a CEO at 50, and lived to 90 years.

Someone is still single, while someone else got married.

Obama retires at 55, but Trump starts at 70.

Absolutely everyone in this world works based on their Time Zone.

People around you might seem to go ahead of you, some might seem to be behind you.

But everyone is running their own RACE, in their own TIME.

They are in their TIME ZONE, and you are in yours!

Life is about waiting for the right moment to act.

So, RELAX.

You’re not LATE. You’re not EARLY.
Make today your day.

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