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Monday, February 08, 2016

The woods are lovely, dark and deep ...


Shri. M. Sreenivasa Murty has indeed vowed to leave no stone unturned to secure cent percent neutralisation in dearness relief and updating of pension along with the wage revision to about 50K LIC pensioners.


Shri Murty, in Part 3 - In the Supreme Court on 29th Jan. and more, has clarified in his unique style the meaning and circumstance that prompted him to say that the proceedings on that day was conclusively 'ominous'. He has also stated the path he wants to tread hereafter.

The dictionary meaning of 'Ominous'- giving worrying impression that some thing bad is going to happen. I, for one, found the word bit perturbing and hence, looked at

Shri Murty to judge if the situation was so serious, dismal and warranting.

Yes, as he has put his perspective candidly. Excerpts : (i) With glaring contradictions in approach and a lack of consensus strategy (speaking in different voices before the Bench) the situation is indeed ominous. (ii) Unless people like Mr.ASR step forward, take the lead and resolve differences - the situation indeed is (going to be the same) ominous.


Shri Murty has concluded his article indicating the true situation that exists as on date, "Ironically, although the ultimate objective of Jaipur, Chandigarh and Hyderabad is Identical, the strategies of Jaipur and the rest appear different."


A request : Whatever be the situation, Shri MSM may accept the facts of life and play his role effectively keeping the common objective in mind. This invitation is extended to others, as well.


The woods are lovely, dark and deep 
but I have promises to keep, 
And miles to go, before I sleep. 
And miles to go before I sleep. 
(Robert Frost).

SN (a 1992 pensioner)

(The four lines of Robert Frost quoted in the write up : 'The Woods...' served as an inspiration to Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first P.M. of India. He had placed these lines written by his own hand under the glass top of his office table. These lines reminded him of the service of humanity and of his people to whom he had dedicated himself.

There are promises to keep, and much a distance to travel before one rests, retreats and retires.
The line “And miles to go before I sleep” is repeated which indicates Frost's, the author's philosophy of continual and productive work. -SN)