Cerebral Shangrila

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Rainbow Quiz - Identify the personality - Week 23

Here is the next weekly "Rainbow" quiz , where I would be giving 7 clues (Hence the name Rainbow) about a personality. Try to discover the person in the least number of clues . You can either leave the answer as a comment / email me . Feedback/ suggestions welcome. Googling is not preferred but then its just for fun and so go ahead if you need to.

This weekly quiz comes with a difference. This quiz was framed and left as a comment by someone Anonymous ( Is it KM ? ) in my Blog. By a sheer coincidence, I have been thinking of framing a Rainbow quiz on the same personality for quite some time.

My favorite place in Chennai is the temple run by a foundation in his name. One of those rare human being whose preaching transcends religions.

clue #1 : X was handsome and had a natural gift for the fine arts. He, however, disliked going to school and when asked why he did not want to go to school, his reply was : The so-called education is for earning money only ; I don't care for this kind of education.

clue #2 : X loved Nature and spent his time in fields and fruit gardens outside the village with his friends.

clue #3: Lost his father at the age of seven. Even then he would not go to school, instead, he was seen visiting monks who stopped at his village on their way to Puri.

clue #4 : X declared that he would have his first alms from a certain sudra woman of the village. This was something unheard of in those days! Tradition required that it should be a brahmin and not a sudra who would give him the first alms.

clue #5 : Ramkumar, his eldest brother, ran a Sanskrit school before becoming a priest in Dakshineswar Temple, and "X" took over that job after his brother's retirement as priest.

clue #6: X became a religious leader and taught ceaselessly for fifteen years or so through parables, metaphors, songs and above all by his own life the basic truths of religion. He said God is everywhere but he is most manifest in man. So serve man as God. That is as good as worshiping God.

clue #7 : He taught no creed or dogma. His only concern was man's upliftment. According to him, there is infinite moral and spiritual potential in man. To develop that potential is man's foremost duty in life. He taught man to strive to develop that potential without wasting time over sensual pleasure or religious quibblings.

Who is X? ( Btw, Thanks a lot for framing this quiz. Extremely enlightening. As a side note, I got the personality in 3rd clue and confirmed it in clue 5).


  • The new year is a time when many employees take charge of their career with a renewed focus — and the firm has resources that can help.

    There are several things employees can do to make sure they start the new year right, said David Rottman, career development executive. A good first step is to identify what you do best and try to do more of it, he said.

    Rottman used the example of an administrative assistant who said the favorite part of her job was clipping financial news articles. She eventually used her expertise in collecting information to get a job in research.

    “It’s important to do an inventory of your skills and competencies in order to answer the ‘Who am I’ question,” said Deborah Kuhn, manager of career services.

    You can find self-assessment exercises that will help with this in the career and work section of the HR & Personal tab on Company Home (see box).

    “A lot of people get antsy and start talking to people, but they don’t have a plan,” Kuhn said. “If you don’t have that focus from the beginning, it’s going to slow you down, and you’re not going to present yourself as well as you can.”

    Once you develop your plan, it’s important to get out and meet new people, Rottman said. “Start talking to other people about your passions,” he said. “That leads to opportunities opening up. Take a proactive stance to discussing what you’re interested in and exploring other opportunities.”

    You have to take control of your career yourself instead of relying on a supervisor to do it for you, Rottman said.

    “Many people have a sense that their manager is the person who’s responsible for their career,” he said. “But it’s the employees’ responsibility to make sure their managers know everything that they’ve contributed.”

    While you’re taking stock of your career, it’s important to add any new skills you’ve gained to your personal Web page on the intranet, Rottman said.

    He added that if an employee didn’t take on any significant initiatives during 2006, he or she should put together a list of goals that could improve performance in 2007.

    One way to improve your performance is to determine the next level of responsibility you want to attain and to gain the necessary skills for that job, Rottman said.

    The firm offers everything from tuition assistance to training platforms in order for employees to gain enhanced credentials, licenses and technical skills, Rottman said.

    “Get creative,” Kuhn said. “Think about opportunities for projects that can get the experience you need. Plug in with one of the employee networking groups so you can meet other people in that field and develop relationships. Network and sell yourself. Make as many connections as possible.”

    Managers also can take advantage of the renewed focus their employees have around the new year. “It’s as easy as simply sitting down with people and asking what they’re interested in and what they’ve accomplished this year,” Rottman said. “They should really be having an ongoing conversation about that.”

    Having employees make a list of things they could do to enhance the department is good management, Rottman said. “It’s required to keep people refreshed and engaged in things,” he said. “It helps to push the business forward. Managers are delighted when people come up with fresh ideas.”

    Taking stock of your career is important because it’s re-energizing, Rottman said. “Human beings run on motivation,” he said. “If you stop motivating yourself, you’re not as involved or enthusiastic in your career.”

    It’s important to know how you define success for yourself, Kuhn said. That knowledge will help you adapt to change more easily, as well as focus on the most interesting projects you can tackle in your current position, she said.

    “You’ll be more resilient, more inclined to get what you want,” she said. “If you’re being proactive, you can adapt to any change that takes place.”

    Renewing the focus on your career also provides benefits to the firm’s clients, Rottman said. “It gives the customer a sense that this is someone who is into customer service,” he said. “Customers can see that, and it’s important to them.”

    However, taking charge of your career isn’t something that should be done only during the start of the year, Rottman said.

    “It’s like a New Year’s resolution to start going to the gym,” he said. “You’ll go for two weeks and then stop. You must have a sense of seriousness about the renewal of your career all year long. You have to return to that on a routine basis.”

    ..next Rainbow quiz from me is going to be tougher than one sent few days ago..until u receive the same keep guessing who is this..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:01 PM  

  • X was born on as the fourth child and happened to be the only survivor of the four as young kid.

    As a youngster, X's dream was to enter the priesthood

    X's talents as an artist surfaced very early in his childhood. He did well enough in school to be eligible for either the university preparatory "gymnasium" or the technical/scientific School
    Because the latter had a course in drawing, he took the second option. He did not do well there.

    X suffered from lung infections and has quit school at the age of 16, partially the result of ill health and partially the result of poor school work.

    X spent six years in Vienna, living on a small legacy from his father and an orphan's pension. Virtually penniless by 1909, he wandered Vienna as a transient, sleeping in bars, flophouses, and shelters for the homeless.

    Two of X's closest friends were Jewish and he admired Jewish art dealers and Jewish operatic performers and producers. When the entire Vienna was a center of anti-Semitism, and the media's portrayal of Jews as scapegoats with stereotyped attributes.

    Post WW1 X joined a handful of other nationalistic veterans in the Workers' party also called Free Corps, later became a very big organisation. Unnatural death ended his life along with his wife when he was just 56.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:50 PM  

  • Sri Ramakrshna Paramahamsa of Ramakrishana math Belur

    By Blogger தி. ரா. ச.(T.R.C.), at 5:57 PM  

  • Sri Ramakrishna..found out even b4 starting read thru the clues..:-P

    By Blogger Hell's Angel, at 9:42 PM  

  • The answer is obvious, Ramakrishna Pramahams.
    But the quiz is not framed by me, though your thought is obvious, the only thing I would have still given a reference to Naren.
    One of the easiest of the quizzes, for me, no googling at all.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:34 PM  

  • Yes its Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.

    By Blogger Cogito, at 10:57 PM  

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