A Novel, Handy Calendar
Are you planning to buy a calendar for the new year? If so, is it a designer one with scenic locales and hot models? Well, here is a unique pocket calendar which is entirely different and fits the whole year on just a single sheet. 80-year old M Y Dodamani has been bringing out this calendar since 1975.
He has invented a condensed pocket calendar which is very handy, portable and user friendly. Keep it in your pocket or spread it on the table, it hardly requires any space. One just needs to look into one single row and column and the reading plan is ready, instead of flipping over the pages as we normally do. “Due to the fast moving world and paucity of time, people want everything on their finger tips and in this matter, this calendar will help in planning out your programmes,” Dodamani says.
“In 1975, I was searching for some dates and appointments and it was so difficult. Suddenly a thought ran in my mind to bring out the entire year’s calendar in just one sheet. Initially it was very difficult and it took me more than 15 days to plan and categorise all 365 separate dates that fall on coinciding days with respective month for tallying it. But now I do it within a week,” he elaborates.
Dodamani, a retired Deputy Director of PU Board and now a member of Karnataka Language Commission, has been making such calendars for more than 35 years. It is not just an achievement for him but it also gives him a kind of self-satisfaction as he is able to help the public to some extent in planning their future schedules.
This calendar is quite helpful for government officials and businessmen to fix appointments and interviews, make a business trip and plan other events which can be scheduled for the whole year. “Apart from this, we can also save our precious paper and in turn, trees which is a cause for serious concern”, he explains and adds, “My calendar is printed in government diaries and is popular with the government officials who can either keep it on their table or refer to it immediately when the need arises.”