“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” Oprah Winfrey
For my Book ” Own zerO “ requested my Photo Artist Friend Mahesh Swami to include many of his photos in my Book .
Instead of allowing me , he offered me to teach Photography quoting learning can happen at any age . for next one year , on and off he will review and explain the shortcoming in the photographs I will take during 15 to 20 days.
All this photographs taken on 18 August 2021 , on that day he was to be interviewed by National Channel to be telecasted on 19 August 2021 on the occasion of World Photography Day.
I am grateful to my friend now my photography Mentor Mahesh Swami in white.
It is certainly not an overstatement that Torch and battery cells and Eveready have been synonymous with each other in India for over a century.
So in Year 1957 we also had a torch and batteries as a precious possession in our large family of many brothers and sisters .
one day as I was cleaning the torch and cells…. my mother asked what is on the cells written and what is this logo ?
so explained her in simple understandable words as she could do primary education only.
Eveready = Cat ever ready to drink Milk ( it was very common in 1950 – 1960 that cats will drinks milk from the open kitchens as refrigerators were not there . )
Asked her one day on her habit of regular bath year around morning and one before going to bed ?
This body is like a car from the God and I drive it everyday so always keep it clean inside and outside
Do not know ….when God want it back…..
So I am also like your battery cells….. Eveready
was her reply .
In Summer of year 2001 , me and my wife travelled to New York USA. as my elder son was graduating from Parsons School of Design . My wife decided to stay back with my son to travel around USA. both returned to India in first week of June 2001.
When she went to touch my mother’s feet for her blessings …..my mother told her….now you have come so it is my time to go and now I am already 82 so invite all family for Lunch on 7 June 2001.
on 7 th morning she was well but was in contemplation . At around 1 o’clock she asked every one to go and have lunch in Main Building in our Haveli.
….. and when all returned from the lunch it was almost her lunch time .
so I went and touched her hands to enquire about lunch and she opened her eyes looked at me…..looked at the picture of Lord Vishnu on the wall and told me……eveready…..and closed her eyes for ever.
In my opinion she was truly a spiritual and a person of 360° Enlightenment.
with tears of love on Her Death Anniversary as per Hindu Calendar.
Great saint Kabir’s bhajans ….Jhini jhini Chadriya….in the voice of Great maestro Kumar Gandharva’s eternal voice truly is picture of Her life.
Compass of Public Speaking was my subject in a WhatsApp Group conference in 2017.
S at 6 am on this picture stands for Start of Subject with a Cup of South Indian Coffee so start your talk on the chosen subject with warmness and explaining subject like sipping from the cup of Subject Knowledge.
So The presentation of subject should be well practiced with rehearsals before putting relevant data clearly so eloquently which should give understanding to everyone present in the Hall.
W at 9 am is like spread of breakfast which should be explanation in details about Working of Subject in past and in Present times .
N at 12 am is like Lunch with new dishes . in third part of speech we should bring to the table New inventions , discoveries , technology , improvements and future potential in the talked subject .
E at 3 pm is like serving the Cake of Essence . it should be put on the plate with care with chosen ingredients of honesty and Digestible wisdom .
End your presentation thanking all listeners for their Attention and Time .
so four parts are :
S ( South ) = Subject
W ( West ) = Working
N ( North ) = New Ideas and Inventions.
E ( East ) = Essence or Fragrance of Wisdom
One can corelate it with time dial to remember the parts of speech giving them the context of Time which is 6 am to 3 pm with time numbers like done in Method of Loci.
(c) ram H singhal
How Does the Method of Loci Work?
The method of loci involves a mental strategy of imagining yourself placing items around a house in different rooms The items that you mentally place in the different rooms are the pieces of information that you are trying to learn, such as a list of things that you need to remember in a certain order but one can utilize the clock face like 6,7,8 am for parts of Subject , 9,10,11am for working , 12 , 1 , 2 pm for New Ideas and 3,4, 5 pm for Essence of talk .
In order to recall each item, visualize yourself walking back through that Clock Dial or rooms (or along that path) and then picking up or passing by each item that you placed there, thus triggering your recall for that information.
Till you have no Yearning , there is no learning and if there is no learning then one will neither have earning of Wealth Outside nor earning of Wholenessinside.
Many Tools are not certificate of Talent, between 1972 to 2000 collected 22 cameras just for the sake of hobby photography , but could learn photography when a photographer friend refused to give his Photographs for my Book ” OWN ZERO ” and inspired and Mentored to shape my yearning into Learning .
Those 22 Cameras are now in a Camera museum founded by a friend Aditya Arya in Gurugram near New Delhi .
(c) ram H singhal
The journey of Museo Camera began in 2009 in the basement of Photographer, Historian, Archivist, Aditya Arya as a personal collection of Photographic equipment Today it is the largest not-for-profit crowd funded Centre for Photographic Arts in South East Asia. A unique public – private partnership between India Photo Archive Foundation and The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram – it is one of a kind in India with 18,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to the art of Photography.
Click on above links or here for ” Book Own zerO ” , a complete visual wisdom book with language of essence in just 1500 words with 120 pictures in 30 minutes of value for time reading and also for spreading .