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Monkey Business    How to earn A Lakh  : Laugh With Me.               The pet shop owner looked at me intently and then at the news item of the daily. I don't know why he was staring at me, was it to find out whether I was monkeying with him or with his business?  I was looking for a smuggled Orangutan baby sold in Mumbai. Somewhere in Agripada the poor primate was living with the smuggler and as police chased the man he ran away with the monkey. The title read Rs 1 lakh for info on the smuggled baby orangutan that was sold in the city.           Now this pet shop owner is my friend so he started messing with me : you will have to marry his mother if you want him and he guffawed loud enough for the other pets to get startled and making a new ruckus out of the whole affair. I was touched by the man's bad manners, insult to the child and me. I already had a tigress supervising me at home. Things were bad as it is, I did not want to get entrapped again . The second marriage would
         9 Reasons Why  Should a Retired Senior Work Post Retirement? Laugh With Me.      A businessman or an employee asking this question needs to consider his physical and mental condition at this juncture. Obviously if he or she has retired due to health issues - this discussion is not for him/ her. But somebody who has retired in regular course and opted out of business for extraneous reasons then we are talking about them.    There are people who had continued to work due to economic need , so once the problem is solved they come out of the business or employment harness. But here the most important point would be like always - the motivation to do something different and useful to the society in general - maybe to improve their own lot or some other needy people.   If a new profession is considered, the senior needs to assess his or her skills to match with the new project if he / she would be working on. Also she needs to consider the fitness factor to make it workable. Then co

What made “me”

A strange title : what made me . We are today what we did to ourselves in the past. Many would call it sanskaras, I would say how I made myself in the past, how I lived - how I worked. Only  few points : 1. At the age of 11 -  12 , me and my mom used to visit the Laxminarayan temple. Frequently there were lectures by kathakars - story tellers of the epics, Puranas, Shrimad Bhagwatam : the life of Lord shri Krishna and the Ramayana. We had a Guruji named Amardasji who used to narrate the Ramayana interestingly , with lots of funny incidents thrown in and musical Bhajans too. It was a great treat, fun and laughter, music and devotion. The mixture was both and intoxicating, one needed to rush to sit next to and reserve the place nearest to the Dias. Many times I had paid the other brats some money to get hold of a convenient place to sit. This katha made my faith in Hanumanji permanent and strong. I believed he was real and indeed always was with me. Lord Shri Ram and Hanuman, entire ca