Change from 24 to 28 hour a day? Yep.. you heard it right. There seems to be people who really do live like this. This basically means 4 day work week and only six nights of sleeping. In return you get 56 hour weekend. When I first started reading about 28 hour day I thought, “No Way!” But the more I read the more I think it would be a good idea.
Some excerpts from this concept are -
Reasons why the 28 hour day is such a good idea
1. Reduced frequency of daily chores: Anything that you currently do daily would only be done six times a week instead of seven. On a large scale, this would have a measurable effect on the public’s appetite for consumables.
2. Work only four days a week. While you still work a minimum of 40 hours a week, you only go to work 4 times instead of 5. If you commute 1 hour to work, you save an hour each week commuting.
3. Transit pollution cut by 20% If EVERYONE adopted the 28 hour day, the rush hours with which we are all familiar now happen only 4 times a week instead of 5 times a week. Air pollution due to commuting would instantly be cut by 20%.
4. Productivity and free time. If you refer to the “Typical Day Comparison Chart” you’ll see that the longer day not only gives you more time at work, but also more time with your family and friends AFTER work. A typical 28 hour day might give you 11 hours at work, 8 hours of free time, and a refreshing 9 hours of sleep. Just think of what you could accomplish on a day like that!
5. The Long Weekends: Under the 28 hour day system, your weekend is still two days long, but those two days now total 56 hours, 8 more than the previous 48. The weekend is fully 1/3 of the week.
6. Every Day is Different: The four hour difference between a 28 hour wake/sleep cycle and the 24 hour light/dark cycle, would create a “sun offset”, which would make each day of the week substantially different in terms of the position of the sun at various times. One day you might have lunch under the stars. Another day, you might breakfast at sunset.
Read the original at 28hour Day
(Note: The comments in this post are imported from my older blog….)
Some places at distant are closer than than they appear.
If you are going across town, you may be very specific, for example, ‘Street no:12, Ashok Nagar, nearer to Milk booth’
On a different story, if you go on vacation, you tell people, “I’m going to Delhi” or “I’m going to Bangkok”, but you will not tell like “we’re going to 8th street Kalkaji” And if you’re going even farther than that, you skip the city and country altogether and just say, “we’re going to Europe.”
But if you go on vacation and tell people, “We’re going to Kerala” – you may receive a response from them like ” Oh.. to Munnar?”
So, I believe some places like Munnar are just around the corner but not on another planet…. Guess same theory applies to some people as well….
Heard some news today. Something scary if i heard about any news like that. We can get help like the following? –
Got one vedic maths book by one of my colleagues, last week. It is been written by his father, Sri Khandavalli Appala RamaMoorthy. It is amazing! You can tell the answer in a matter of seconds for the ones you need to take some minutes using the usual way. For the huge numbers involving multiplication, division, square roots etc. Really cool.
Used to consume some time while doing calculations during the competitive examns like Engineering entrance (EAMCET). If I knew this kind of vedic maths, I might have gotten one of the top ten ranks instead of my rank, three hundred. No doubt about it.
I was figuring out the much publicized Hadoop and it’s MapReduce framework capabilty on an equity stock to deduce how often it’s last price is been changed by a particulr percentage. It is amazing.
It happenned to read a short story, Nine Billion names of God by Arthur C. Clarke, today. It is a scientific fiction where a Tibetian Lama assigns the Software Company owner with a task to arrive the nine billion names of God. Those names should have nine letter combinations from a specialized alphabet. The Lamas were trying to derive these names for the past three centuries, thinking it would take still more 15 thousand years to finish this task, if manually!! So they wanted to hire a software engineers to finish the task in a matter of three months using a mainframe computer. Dont ask me why the Lama wanted those names, that is not the point here.
But Point is – if Arthur knew about Hadoop at that time, the story might have become different…….
“…So you sent out your grand ma in a grand manner..How old she?”
“Um. Some 85 to 90 years..”
“Hey man..long way she has gone through..forget it…i’m sorry for your loss too.. Dont mind me saying, its good that she is gone…and…”
It was a small but informal conversation between me and my team mate when he came back to office after his grandma’s funeral.
It brought back my memories with my grand mother. I dont know if I was affectionate with my grandma but I can surely say that she was very affectionate with me. She was a farmer’s wife and herself a farmer managing both home affairs as well as helping my grand father at the farms. We used to go over there to our village, Mandavalli in Krishna district every summer and had fun. She always paid special attention to me when compared to my three sisters. May be it could be because i’m the only grandson or they put my name derived from her husband’s name, Gangayya or I used to help her during harvesting seasons or male dominant society at that time or I dont know. Special attention occurred in so many ways like – she used to give only one egg to my sisters but two for me; Allowed me only to go and get mangoes from our farms; Used to come to the school during interval every day, when i was studying first standard in my village and to feed me with omlets; She used to go by walk for five kilometers to make my dresses stitched; and this list grows and this post will go beyond the limits if I keep on telling.
And you know, she never lost her temper with me. In fact, i was a very tough and spoilt brat during my childhood.
She did so many good things for me. But I did fail to fulfill her wish. Her wish was to see me married before she dies. So sorry for her.
I still remember her excitement when she took a ride with me on my first motor bike.
I still remember the taste of her mango avakaya pickle and Ariselu
I still remember how she served me when I was affected with chicken-pox
I still remember the way she ran her fingers through my hair.
I still remember. I still remember.
“Wanna develop my dream product…the cloud based e-commerce one..”
“You know any company with top class development services?”
“You should get it from AnnaTi Tech… My full recommendations!”
“Smart employees and management.”
“Really? Will you bet your paycheck on AnnaTi?”
“Well, I am not a betting guy at all. But looks like I can start now, there’s always a first time for everything!!”
There are some chances like- the smart guys will give their best, no doubt about it but as they learn more, they realize that they need to learn more. They learn some more and they realize they need to learn some more. In this journey, they don’t get a chance to share their knowledge. My point is NOT that they are selfish or they don’t have time or they don’t have any incentive to do it.
What they forget is that most of the knowledge/skill-set that they already have is either becoming “known” to them or going into their “unknown thinking.” Becoming known means that there is nothing special about it. Becoming their unknown thinking means that they don’t even realize that it’s knowledge. It becomes part of them.
For example think about like we learned alphabets in our childhood. Or the multiplication tables. It is in our unknown thinking and we don’t think about that as knowledge.
But any way, there will be smart managements too.
On last Saturday I went to a garments show room (not intended to buy anything but to kill some time as the Department movie preview show was delayed). As usual, I poked around the Juniors section. Nothing. It was all jeans and t-shirts that said things like “Prince” and “Idiot” and “If there’s grass on the field, let’s play ball!” Then I wandered past the Men’s section, and suddenly there were things I liked. And they all fit me.
I shouldn’t be surprised that if I bought a shirt from the Men’s section, it would take me almost two days to come to grips with it.
And this Sunday…
Just came back from a dinner party. There met an old friend, Pallavi (name changed) from college. But she is not looking old in age, I can say. I was talking to her aunt, telling her that Pallavi and I met in college and we’d stayed in touch ever since.
“Oh,” she says. “Were you one of her professors?”
Whereupon I wanted to hit her with my…. but I knew she was just joking when she patted on my back and burst into laugh.
Alright. Fun apart. Two statements have stayed with me as I’m entering into the new week. The first is that courage does not mean the absence of fear but rather it is doing something afraid. The fear does not stop you. Do It Afraid?
And the second is this. Perhaps we are meant for “such a time as this”. What do you have to offer? To your family, to your neighbours, your community, your friends? We realized together that the small changes in life are often overlooked to emphasize the big ones such as job changes, marriages, having babies, etc. The simplest acts can be just as effective and carry with them just as much meaning as the ‘big’ changes.
గన్ను లాంటి కన్నులున్న జున్ను లాంటి పిల్ల
నవ్వు తోటి నన్ను పేల్చి పారిపోతే ఎల్ల
పిల్ల … నువ్వు లేని జీవితం నల్ల రంగు అంటుకున్న కాగితం….
Gannu laanti kannulunna junnu laanti pilla
Navvvu thoti nannu paelchi paaripothe ella
Pilla… nuvvu leni jeevitham, nalla rangu antukunna kaagitham….
Have you ever teased or impressed your girl friend like above? Or even witnessed some one doing it? You can do it now, if not.
Now a days I am listening to this song from Gabbar Singh. What I liked is – the lyrics of this song. Very hard to find such kind of lines these days where only music dominates.
I recommend you to listen to it once.