Thursday 2nd June 2.20 pm - Howrah Station, Kolkata
In the sweltering heat of afternoon, as I came to the for ever crowded station to catch the 2.40 Chandernagore local, to my dismay I found that the train had been cancelled, and the prospect of waiting on the overcrowded platform, in the hot and humid condition, was daunting. The next train was at 3.15 pm.
Having read the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, it helped me in accepting the Now and to find out means to make the best of the given situation. So somehow I managed to find a 'bum space' and as others were fretting and fuming I was feeling cool as a cucumber, for my nephew had forwarded me a mobile App:
I logged on and found the app: very user friendly even for my low end Mobile. As I had already scanned the morning Telegraph and knew all about the Political , local and International and Sports News I clicked to Science News, to find something interesting to read. Here I am sharing excerpts from the first 2 articles that I managed to read.
'Hominid females roamed while males cooked and tended hearth' Julie Steenhusyen - Chicago Reuters - Wed June 1
Females from two hominid species that roamed the South African Savannah more than a million years ago, left their families and struck out on their own, while their male counter parts tended the home fires, an international team of researchers said on Wednesday. Findings published in Nature Journal.
So here I was waiting for my train, an oasis to myself, while all others were fretting and fuming, engrossed in the discovery published continents away. This is what I call empowerment, being in the Now in spite of my having a low end mobile.
Excerpt from another Science article I managed to read and got completely lost in it, oblivious of all the noise around.
"Now now dear - female butterfly closes wings to avoid sex' Tokyo Reuters -
Wed June 01
One kind of female butterfly mates only once in life - an than closes its wingsto avoid 'harssement' when pursued by persistent and unwanted males, a Japanese researcher has said.
Observation of the small Copper Butterfly, a colorful orange and black butterfly, showed that some females closed their wings, when males flew by, but only when they were males of their own species, said Jun Ya Ide - an associate professor at Kurume Institute of Technology in Fukuoka. Closing the wings makes them less visible.
You could have forgiven me for missing the 3.15. However, on account of the mad rush all around, I managed to get a foot hold in the overcrowded compartment, and through out the entire journey of 50 min: when others were cursing and fuming, I was lost in my own world, as I kept thinking of women empowerment which is gathering more and more momentum (The recent IMF Chief affair, the seemingly most powerful, bought to dust, by a house cleaning hotel staff) where will it end :)) Being fully occupied which such thoughts, I felt like a lark as I alighted finally at the Chandernagor station.
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