He, he, he ☺ I can see all of you craning your necks in painful angles to read what is on the banner. To know what is this ‘Seed Post’. Any guesses ?? Well, here it is….
“Soak this post-card overnight and sow it in soil, water it regulary. After a few weeks the seeds inside the card will start germinating. You will get surprising plants from this ‘Seed Post’. The thought in similar way travels and propagates in our minds.”
I got this innovative card from someone who attended the Kochi-Muziris Biennale Collateral 2018, courtesy Vaishali Oak (INDIA). Wow ! what an innovative way of sharing seeds, encouraging planting and spreading ‘go green’. The last line is so thought-provoking and refreshing. All the more reason to think good, do good, see good, share good and spread goodness all around during these turbulent times. Sowing seeds of goodness is not optional !
If someone has chosen a simple, old-world style post card for seeding, this year’s Padmashri awardee, 107 year old Salumarada Thimmakka did it the real, earthy style. I recall many, many issues back I had written about her which I am sharing once again. Though denied children by Him, she adopted hundreds of Banyan trees and cared for them as her own children. Instead of lamenting on her barrenness, Thimmakka and her husband went on a tree-planting mission in Hulikal, about 70 kms away from Bangalore and planted over 400 banyan trees over 50 years and 8000 other trees. No wonder she is fondly called Saalumarada Thimmakka after the row trees planted and has also received innumerable awards and recognition for her simple, yet effective answer to deforestation. She could not beget children but she found her life’s calling – nurturing hundreds of shade-giving banyan trees that have long, long lives. She didn’t get, but she didn’t stop giving !! Salutions to the Real Mother Earth !!!
Through Samhita, we continue our humble efforts to seed the right kind of information and insights fortnight after fortnight, hoping germination of ‘enlightened minds’ and ‘giving hearts’. For a change, there are not too many changes made by the regulators this fortnight. The highlight of this issue, no doubt is the Story of 2 Friends-turned-Founders of a Startup who raise angel investment and run the company for a while, only to result in a dispute that almost takes them to the Court………….I said almost. Because the litigation was averted. How ? Don’t miss reading this edition in our Mediation series to find out how Mediation helped the 2 Founders resolve their dispute and walk away with a win-win solution. Conceptualised and drafted by Saradha Kumar, Lawyer & Mediation expert, the article is an eye-opener on ‘Mediation for Startups’.
As FY18-19 draws to a close, a new demanding one begins on 1st April. Let’s welcome it with renewed vigour and commitment to carry on our businesses and professions with integrity, diligence and a sense of responsibility to the society. Let’s resolve to post the right ‘seeds’ so that the right ‘produce’ germinates ! For any previous issues of Samhita and the readers feedback, please visit https://sharadasc.com/resource-center/