Friday, November 14, 2014

Their Happiness is Contagious! :)

Recently I had an Opportunity to be with some Unconditionally Happy Beings!
All kids! below 10!!
Each of them has unique qualities! Someone is good at studies, someone in crafts, someone in painting and dance.. However, all of them share a unique trait........! They are all "Happy"! Full of Optimism and enthusiasm! Their happiness is Contagious!



They are not so fortunate in terms of materialistic things. For most of them, Life is really hard. Much more than we can imagine. Yet, you would hardly see them frowning for anything. They accept challenges offered by life, and move on.



Just being with these kids and understanding each one of them made my month. I was surprised to see that a small gift to each of them would give them sooooooo much of happiness!!!!! Pencil, Notebook, Erasers, Rulers, they were so happy to have these things and start using them! :)



Don't you think that there is a Big difference between the attitude of these poor kids and the more privileged ones (the ones who get all their luxury wishes fulfilled by their parents?).



I wanted to make these kids happy, but actually, they gifted me happiness! Their happiness is indeed Contagious!! 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Screw Gravity, I Want to Fly!

What made me embark on this adventurous journey?
Desire to Fly :)



"What if I fall? But oh my darling, what if you Fly?" -Erin Hanson



“Okay, so, flying,” I started, taking a deep breath and focusing on the thing I loved most in the world. “Flying is … great. It feels great when you’re doing it. It’s fun. Pure freedom. There’s nothing better.”
Dylan smiled, a slow, easy smile that seemed to light up his whole face.
“So the first thing we’re going to do,” I told him, “is push you off the roof.”
― James Patterson, Fang



“Maybe one day I could fly all over the world and meet other interesting birds.”
― Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

When you are human, you discover that there is great power in hating the earth. And it can almost make you fly. But it never will."
I had frowned, not quite understanding him. "So, what's the trick?"
"Love the sky.”
― Anne Fortier, Juliet



Monday, October 20, 2014

If I Could Live Here!

"I am an under water explorer, not treasure hunter!!" - Robert Ballard



"All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath!" -F.Scott Fitzgerald



"Always behave like a duck. Keep calm and unruffled on the surface, but paddle like hell underwater." - Jacob Braude



"Somewhere  under water may be you can find my heart. Coz that's where i threw it, after you had torn it out." - Anonymous

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Filter your thoughts!

According to a research in psychology, 60,000 thoughts come to a person's mind every day. Out of these, 95% are same as the previous day. Isn't it regressive to think same thoughts every single day? 'We travel several miles every day to find ourselves in the same place'. Just like iron gets rusted, our mind gets too. We, human beings, unlike other animals have an ability to choose good thoughts to think and program our minds to work in a new way. We can re program our minds everyday, to make our lives better. Improvisation and growth are signs of life.

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Introspection of our day to day thoughts can play a very important role. We can just monitor the thoughts that come into our minds, and act on amending them. We can re direct our thoughts in a positive direction to steer our boats towards productive goals. Its all about mental programming! When useless thoughts come into our minds, we can just run anti virus(run a stream of positive thoughts) and 'refresh' our systems to work properly. One who can control his mind can control everything around him. The person able to re program his/her mind can never be victim of poor thinking patterns.The highly effective people around us are the ones who have the ability to filter and grasp positive things out of every situation, and discard the negative ones. One must be careful on letting different thoughts to enter his mind. If one wishes to excel in his life, he needs to be a keen observer to the thoughts that enter his mind. Everything depends on thoughts!There should be a very powerful filtering system in our minds that helps us identify thoughts and provide us an insight of consequences leading them. We can always be happy, active and focused.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Apple's Cupertino Campus filmed!

Massive excitement aroused when a Video portraying Apple's new Campus was uploaded on Youtube earlier today. Highly advanced DJI Phantom 2 with a Black Edition GoPro Hero 3+ was used to film the Massive Technology Centre.


"Apple Campus 2 rendering" by Apple, Inc. - http://www.cupertino.org/index.aspx?page=1107. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

The highly talked about Campus 2 of Apple, being built in Cupertino, California is said to have a secret way for the VIPs to commute within the premises. Earthquakes wouldn't be able to destroy the Campus and the key buildings within the Campus are said to have been built with a special architectural built, so as to minimize the loss from an Earthquake. Campus would be self sufficient in terms of Food, is what some sources claim. Olive, Cherry, Apricot and Apple Trees would be planted all over the premises. New Engineering and Architectural Marvel is about to rise!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Intuition..

Imagine a life with perfect intuition.No matter what situation you come across, you have that ability to make the right choice.You can either mess up with everything, or go by the perfect set of actions to make your way to the desired output. We have always had the unseizable right to think our own thoughts, right? Isn't it that we have always been accountable to our own thoughts, words and actions? If you could go back in the past and rectify your own words, and actions, if not thoughts, how many such incidents would you like to amend? The idea that we are responsible for our own thoughts is the base of some great ideologies.One of Napolean Hill's classics 'Think and grow rich' encapsulates this very idea.A man who outsources his thinking can never do anything worthwhile in his life. 99% of all the people think in ways that are detrimental to their own interests. To live a happy, successful, life based upon moral values of course, we must first develop the knack of thinking it right. If i have to use a word or a phrase that correctly puts this point across, i would use 'perfect'. Though we can never be perfect, and perfection is like a state of vacuum, something that doesn't exist; this word is real close to what can be described for accurate thinking.


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If we give a serious thought to why we haven't been able to accomplish meaningful and desired goals in our lives, we would come across the following reasons:

1. Low Aim, lack of ambitions

2. Lack of self belief,

3. Lack of persistence

4. Monotony

We, as human beings inherit the most precious of all the traits in the world. It is the ability to think wisely. It is an ability to dream consciously. While dealing with each and every situation, we often tend to deal with it weakly, with no impact. What we need is power! Amazing, mind blowing power, that makes our way, out of the dark woods. We can find a way for sure. A way, out of those wired, messed up monotonous times. For this, however, we must believe that the way exists, in the first place. Then, we can use that untapped human potential to deal with things, people, situations. We can train our mind to follow our inner voice. This is it.. all that we need, all that we have been waiting to know!

Let me know your thoughts!

Everyone Thinks Of Changing the World, But No One Thinks of Changing Himself!

One of the greatest problems troubling Environment today is the collection of dump,trash and junk. Rural life has become pathetic and Urban cities are struggling to keep themselves clean. Proper management of resources can actually solve this problem and make our surroundings better. We can take charge and work together to solve this problem. We, the youth can decide to make small groups and work on cleaning societies, colonies and small suburban units, thereby covering cities. Same things can be done in villages and small towns effectively. When it comes to solving the problems related to cleanliness, all we do is complain and post requests to Government authorities. We keep waiting for their action or at least a reply from them for years, only to discover that there's no use in requesting Government to clean our premises.

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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Suppose a group of 5-10 people (strictly above 18 years of age)decide to do this for the society, even if by charging some money; it would not only clean the surrounding but also would become a good source of leisure activity and income generation. Beginning with a small 5 storied building, a society of 100 people, or a small rural colony, would be a good way to start. This work will not only develop a sense of unity among them but also inculcate the sense of Self Respect for themselves. Lets assume we collect about 100 Bucks from each urban household, every two months to keep their surroundings clean. This action will prove to be very beneficial for the people living in that society.  It would give them a good, healthier environment to live. It would save them from the daily grief they experience when they see garbage in front of their houses. This activity can actually be started with no initial income at all! Moving forward the group can register themselves as authorized cleaners. Grass cutting equipments, sweeps etc can be bought and work can be extended to Gardening as well. This would prove to be a good fun-time part-time job, self employed in nature!

And who knows if it becomes Big!! We can actually set up franchises across cities and spread its presence. Lets think Big!! and be Positive!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Stop It If You Can!!!

How to deal with talkative people?! :P
we come across many different types of people each day. Some are happy, some are sad, some are highly energetic while some others are gloomy.The most difficult people to deal with are the highly talkative ones. They can keep you stuck at your seat for minutes and can keep you there all day long if you let them. Their monologue starts from one silly thing and jumps to several other topics around the globe. All the useless things better not spoken about splash through their mouth continuously. You wonder how much energy they have and whether the reservoirs of stupid things in their brains ever get depleted. You can hear the stuff in the beginning for a few minutes until it gets worse and your ears just cant tolerate anymore. A few minutes down the line, you start repenting your very existence over there and hate circumstances that took you there :). Things get even worse when you just don't have any idea how to somehow direct the discussion towards much coveted end.You don't have any other alternative than to agree to what they say or just pretend to do so. Of course you know what they are speaking and it does not matter to you whatsoever, but the very link is like a high speed internet connection, unstoppable and unfaltering. There is no term called buffering. Streaming is real time and you just don't get any room in between their sentences(even words!) that you could avail of to stop the discussion. You know that interrupting and directly saying that you have some place to reach on time.. or, some important work to do.. might hurt them. So, your mind starts thinking other valid reasons to find a way out of the situation. you feel pitiful about your inability to say 'no' directly, and wonder how strong you have become, to be able to hear boring, monotonous stuff for such a long period of time.

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                    Last week, i accidentally(right word indeed!) came across one of my friends in front of a snacks' center adjoining MIT College. I finished my snacks within 10 minutes or so, and paid for it. A known voice fell across my ears. I turned back to see who she was and was happy to talk to her after two months.(The last time i talked to her was on phone, when my battery died while doing so). Without even asking me(much) how i was and what i am currently doing, she started to tell about her exams, papers, college, routine, subjects, friends, her aim in life, a heated conversation between one of her friends and her husband, .... to almost everything in the universe that had nothing to do with me howsoever! I tried and tried hard to tolerate and even felt good to talk to her for a few minutes until i literally started wondering what i really was doing over there.Almost 2 hours of worthless one sided conversation, and i had gone through one of the richest experiences life had to offer me. The experience that would make my next blog post!(positive side of the coin). She ordered snacks for herself and kept eating stuff for about an hour! I observed many people come there, have snacks and leave, but she showed no signs of stopping the conversation. The shopkeeper wondered how much she talks, how less she listens and he surely must have appreciated my tolerance :P . I was pretty confident at the beginning that i would somehow be successful at stopping her speak and leave for my friend's home, but after a while, i realized the vanity. All my attempts to stop her monologue were futile! When i had no clue what to do, and escape from there somehow, it started raining! I thanked God to have listened to my wishes and i now had a valid excuse to escape from that seemingly endless conversation! :P :)
                 

"Count Your Blessings!"

    Just came across a quote over the internet that said, "Count Your Blessings". We often come across such quotes while reading. However, reading quotes and understanding them are two different things altogether.We are living in the twenty first century world. In this era of golden opportunities, we shouldn't be whining about useless things. "Man's reach cannot exceed his faith." If we believe we can move a mountain, we can. We should believe in ourselves and our ability to do be unstoppable. Ayn Rand in Atlas Shrugged says, "Do Not Lose Your Knowledge That Man's Proper Estate Is An Upright Posture, An Intransigent Mind, And A Step That Travels Unlimited Roads." Every cell in our body is active and full of vibrant energy. Every decision that we make, should be a consequence of thoughtful observation. We need to understand the difference between knowledge and wisdom. Isn't it foolish to focus all our mental energies and stress our brain to think about things that are of no use to us at all. Even 1 percent improvisation in the way we think and act can bring about remarkable changes in our lives. Imagine what can happen if we start thinking positively and start taking good decisions on a daily basis!

A Utopian World Order

Imagine the day when you open a newspaper and do not find a single post about that million dollars' financial fraud, that heinous murder, or that war on the borderline between once friendly nations. This idea and blog post is inspired by a rather obsolete conception of a perfect world. The most pervasive of all criminal activities, the bitter causes of dreaded enmity between multiple nations, and the most obnoxious of the thoughts that come into every single person's mind, if wiped out, can eventually build a foundation for an Utopian world order.
                     Money is believed to be the root cause of all evil activities. Some people believe that it is the lack of money that causes all problems. There have been great clashes between the capitalist and socialist ideologies over the thought of distribution of wealth.Capitalists believe that economy should be driven by profit, whereas socialists have a belief in the notion that everyone should get equal opportunities to earn money. Some thinkers have encapsulated a new thought- money(the cause of all pervasive greed) should no more be used as a means of exchange and the age old barter system be brought into action. Moving forward towards a new world order, mankind should be directed to see the eternal things in life. Food, clothing, shelter and love are four basic needs of man. It is greed to amass more wealth and the wicked intentions to overpower others that have caused so much of hatred and disequilibrium in the world.If economies of all the nations of the world give a serious thought over money, we can surely find a way to a much better world!
                    If we think about the reason behind the criminal activities that have been causing so much of nuisance around us, we see that it is actually due to the disharmony in the ways of thinking. No one is born as a criminal. But the incidents around a person that he sees and experiences while he grows up, makes him a criminal. The movies that one sees, the stories that one hears make so much impact on him that they actually sort of develop that mindset. In order to make our society a better place to live in, we need to be aware of the things that we let into our minds. Media is one of the greatest inventions that has positively changed the world. However, strict censor rules need to be made in order to stop portraying so much of violence(at least to prevent young people from watching it). Movies are reflections of real life, and a real life in turn is most often shaped my the things that one sees in movies and other forms of entertainment. Out of the most probable reasons why a person perpetrates crime, the most obvious is 'poverty'. Money is the most respected entity in the world today. Money, despite of being a non living entity 'rules' the world in true sense of the word. Poverty is a vicious circle. A person with a family, with 4 people depending upon him for survival would require some source of income to earn money and feed his family. If he fails to grab the means of livelihood, what option will he have? Letting his family starve to death? Guys, we are living in a highly competitive world. There are hell lot of fights going on out there. Just because we are happy and leading good lives, doesn't mean the world around us is happy too. It is like closing one's own eyes and thinking, 'no body is seeing me!'. Humanity is not just about living a good life oneself. But it is actually about doing one's bit to make world a better place for not so fortunate others. Giving poor children opportunities to learn and provide them means of education is a need of an hour today.
                  What if countries had no boundaries! Imagine Laissez Faire not just as a concept in capitalist economy, but as something that can actually be applied across boundaries as well. The unbelievable amount of money every nation spends on ammunition can be better utilized for developing the standard of living for its citizens. I mean, these wars, and all the bloodshed around should stop now, right? If there would be no wars, people wouldn't die every day for stupid reasons. The idea of world with no boundaries is an abstract idea though and isn't foolproof.


                 Peace is a solution to all problems. If each one of us makes an attempt to wipe the traces of all the divisive factors that have been set upon us, we can acknowledge that we are human beings, and humanity is our only religion. A person living in a particular colony of a city has so many distinct identities. The prejudices about these identities and false notions of belongings lead to several virtual divisive factors. He would not connect easily with the person in another continent, country, state,
city, or colony, or the one who belongs to other religion, caste, or creed, other than his own. A Utopian society wouldn't have these divisive factors that differentiate one person from the other.Different country, religion,race, eating habit(vegetarian or non vegetarian), wouldn't matter whatsoever. There would be a perfect harmony between all beings in the universe ,and perfect harmony between all the nationalities as well. This harmony can originate only from the acknowledgement of divine attachment to the almighty. Peace and tranquility are the solutions to all the the problems in the world. Inner peace will ultimately lead to outer peace. M. K. Gandhi said, "Be the change you want to see". One must feel the poise within first. Its not a perfect world, and probably never can be one. However, our small efforts to develop ourselves, our family, and needy people around us can not only bring goodness to our own spirit, but also spread the spirit of goodwill to the yet unreachable corners of the universe. Friends, lets purify ourselves to feel the inner peace and connect to the celestial source of unlimited happiness! That's the Utopian island we've always been dreaming about!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Audacity!

Audacity is willingness to take bold risks. How often do we take risks in life? How often do we try new things out, in an attempt to go out and do things in the way we never have? If we wish to reach to a point where we never have reached, we ought to attempt things we never earlier have.The ability to try new things is actually what differs us from others around us.Why not try at least 1 new thing everyday? Why not explore new paths instead of traveling the same old path. Mind when forced to work under new conditions, in new environment develops faster than the one which doesn't. Change is the law of life. And in order to be equipped to face tough situations, in these turbulent times of deep social, political and economic changes, one needs to be reckless in his attitude. You see, our schooling system has developed only bookworms, nothing else. If you go through the rags to riches stories of the self made billionaires, you will find one bold quality within them all- the quality of being bold!


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You will not know what you are capable of, until you do not try! The most enthusiastic people around us are the ones who are audacious and adventurous. Their reckless attitude defines them. They are known for their daring and they stand out of crowd on the virtue of this quality. Fear and courage cannot both coexist.Courage comes at the cost of giving up fear.To survive and make progress in this world, one needs to be fearless! As only the strongest in the world can survive; according to Darwin's theory, chicken littles have miserable lives.
"Aaj kucch toofani karte hain..!"

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Before..

Rising before the Sun,
hasn't always been fun!
when cool winds tease..
one gains all the reese :)
















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within everyone exists,
that wicked saboteur..
who cheats us in disguise..
that treacherous masquerader!

the moment we lose grip..
we start to degrade,
our dream to outstrip,
is set to retrograde..

When one starts valuing Time..

When one starts valuing Time,
every Moment becomes a dime,
Watch becomes ones's Shrine,
Procrastination becomes a Crime!
















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as one gets himself along the Line
every minute is considered Prime,
Be it studying, be it Dine..
every task is properly Aligned!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Vocabulary Box Idea by My Friend :)

How many new words can you learn daily? Five? Ten? Fifteen? Twenty???
Well...five and ten do not sound good to the ears.. neither to the Ego!
even twenty words a day certainly don't sound like a Big Deal!! huhhh....

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So, lets play a game!
Well, the idea of the game is not mine... All Credits go to my Friend :)

1. Take a box.
2. Write a word and its meaning and put in it.
3. This way, Start with your 20 words a day.
4. Every time you pass by the box, just take a chit out and ask yourself the Meaning.
5. This way when you are sure enough that you will Never forget a word..
Then, throw that chit out!!!...

Can you imagine!!..


Remembering a box full of words this way.. ... :) Wow what a cool idea ;)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sit Back, & Relax!

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How often do we find time to sit by and relax. Just relax and breathe to listen to our inner voice. Listen, not by making a conscious attempt, but simply as it comes. It is this time when the Best thoughts transcend into our rather dormant minds. There is a bountiful resource of the positive energies vibrating in and around us at all times. If we make a wise decision to chose to focus on these energies, we can connect with the divinity of things around us. Everything happens for a noble purpose!

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Enemy Within Us

There is an enemy within each one of us. The internal saboteur who stops us from going ahead each time we try to walk that extra mile. The negative version of our own personality holds us back from being what we really want to be. There is a fierce battle between our will, and the negative thoughts inflicted by the internal saboteur. Success is not about doing better that your competetion. Its actually about suppressing the regressive thought patterns and building blocks to eventually defeat the defeatist attitude that is holding us back. If one truly desires to surpass one's own limitations, his first step should be thinking what is holding him back. Instead of playing that stupid worthless blame game, one should hold oneself responsible for his act actions and resulting consequences.If we think deep, real deep, we find that the only person stopping us is ourselves. We ourselves aren't clear about what we want to achieve, and we point fingers towards others. Holding any events, or other people responsible for our failure is a prelude to more lethal failures in near future. In order to fight the enemy within us, we should build a powerful mechanism first.
    This particular blog post is inspired by the mind blowing song: 12 Stones- Enemy.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

'Cast Away' - A Review

From the Academy Award Winning Director of Forrest Gump, Cast Away is a 2000 American Adventure Drama Film starring Tom Hanks. The Protagonist Chuck Noland(played by Tom Hanks) is a top FedEx executive who strongly believes in Punctuality. Chuck's Life is ruled by the clock and he sees precision above anything else in the world. In an ordinary life, extra ordinary events can change a man forever. While traveling to Malaysia on a FedEx mission, his plane crashes and fate takes him to a lonely island. Little does Chuck imagine that he will need to spend four years of his life there. His Girlfriend's photo keeps him alive and becomes his hope and inspiration in the lonely times of extreme adversity. Chuck first gets very frustrated and has to struggle a lot for the basic amenities- food, clothing and shelter. He makes a lot of attempts to get out of that island and set himself free, but to no avail. He then learns to hunt, fish, produce fire, cook food, prepare his own calendar and take care of himself in extreme conditions. A Volleyball from one of the FedEx packages, actually a birthday gift for somebody becomes his personified friend(named Wilson) to whom he talks to like a real friend. Four years of struggle transforms him completely and he sets on a mission to go to his city. He loses Wilson in the journey and is unable to control the grief. He somehow reaches his city. His Dreams shatter when he discovers that his girl friend Kelly Frears(played by Helen Hunt)has married somebody else.

Wilson, the Volleyball
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Chuck then finds is quite difficult to the easy life in the modern world. One of the most inspiring monologues from the movie is: "I would rather take my chance out there on the ocean, than to stay here and die". Tom Hanks won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie.

'Silver Linings Playbook' - A Review

Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 American Comedy Drama film starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. Pat Solitano Jr. goes through some terrible life experiences and loses his wife for perpetrating a criminal offense. He is discovered to suffer from a bipolar disorder. After having institutionalized at a mental health care facility for a period of time, he goes to live with his parents and hopes for a better life. Although he is on medication, he refuses to go for them and avoids therapy sessions because of the way they make him feel. He instead believes in optimism and hopes to make his life beautiful by discovering and focusing on the Silver Linings in his life. He makes attempts at finding a way to get close to his wife which he believes, is the sole purpose of his life. He comes across Tiffany Maxwell, a recovering sex addict. They come closer and go through quite a few clashes. In the meantime Tiffany comes to know about Pat's wish to get his wife back in his life. She tells him that she can help Pat go close to his life, but on a condition that he accompanies her and agrees to be her partner in a forthcoming dance competition.

Silver Linings Playbook - Diner Scene
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The movie has some of the most wonderful dialogues, and is listed as one of the most successful movies of all times. Jennifer Lawrence has done an awesome job and won an Academy award for Best Performance By An Actress in a Leading Role. The Diner Scene in the movie was highly appreciated ad happens to be one of the most wonderful movie scenes in the history of Hollywood.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Freelancing

What does it feel like to become a successful freelancer? No restrictions of dress code, time of work, breaks, location, nothing! One is free to work from wherever he wants to wearing whatever he wishes to, and while pursuing anything that he likes to and even in conjunction to his full/part time office job. Freedom is what Freelancing is all about. As a Freelancer, one can commute to whatever places he wishes to, easily find time to be with the loved ones and set time aside for things that he always wants to do. One does not need to wait for years to that big salary hike, neither does he need to work for somebody else. As a freelancer, one can directly provide service to the client, and beget profit in return.One's home can be his office. Or imagine working from that exotic beach in far pacific. The general resources that a Freelancer needs are- a Computer, Webcam, and high speed internet. The Market for freelancing is booming year after year. If one starts earning good and equal to what he does in his full time office job, and has enough freelance projects in hand, he can decide to turn into a full time freelancing career alternative.
                        Freelancer is typically a one person business. A Freelancer particularly works on a module as a whole, or phase of a larger project. Freelancers are alse called 'Self Employed' or 'Independent Contractors'.

'Think And Grow Rich'- Book Review

'Think and Grow Rich' written by Napolean Hill is a Landmark Bestseller. The book was first published in 1937, and since then has been and continues to be one of the greatest books ever written. According to some statistics, over 17 million of its copies have been sold; ant it is considered to be a gold standard for success literature. As a preparation of the book, Hill interviewed around 500 Thinkers, Leaders and Entrepreneurs of of his time. It is similar to Benjamin Franklin's 13 principles of success. The book encapsulates old and new ways, steps and principles that one must apply to be successful in life.
                        Although the book was published in the middle of the Great Depression, it was an immediate success. The book is now available in a different formats as well. Easy to read and analyze picture book formats are available are great help for anyone who wants to comprehend the concepts fast. the book taught millions of people to change the way they think about money and success. In the book, Napolean Hill mostly focuses on the qualities like determination and consistency of purpose. These qualities according to him, have  a power to transform a person into an extra ordinary living being capable of achieving almost everything.

'The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari' - Book Review

'The Monk who sold his Ferrari' is a fable about fulfilling your dreams and reaching your destiny. It is one of the most sold out books in the world today, and has been widely appreciated for being so simple yet promising. Author Robin S Sharma, a Canadian Lawyer and a Leadership Expert has done a superb job writing this book. The story is about Julian Mantle, a litigation lawyer who despite of being immensely rich fails to live a happy and peaceful life. He suffers a heart attack due to his unbalanced and chaotic lifestyle. He suffers from anxiety and amid critical spiritual and mental crisis, travels to the Himalayas in search of inner peace. He stays there to learn lessons for healthy and purposeful life. He then returns back to his country and shares the precious values and secrets of living a peaceful, yet rewarding materialistic life. 11 chapters are nicely planned and the approach is very neat and practical.

'The Wolf Of Wall Street'- A Review

'The Wolf Of the Wall Street' is an American film based on Jordan Belfort's memoire of the same name. The protagonist, Jordan Belfort is a Long Island Penny stockbroker, who makes 49 million dollars in Stock Market by fooling investors in 1990s securities scam. Sex, drugs, parties, film has all the ingredients that make a cinema worth watching. The movie portrays Leonardo DiCaprio in the role of Jordan Belfort, who when consumed by greed amasses massive wealth, and then loses it all insanely. The company that Belfort develops grows from 20 to 250 in a short span of time, and so does its revenue. The exponential growth and prosperity attracts lot of investment and the their trade blooms like anything. This leads to Forbes Magazine featuring Jordan Belfort on thier cover describing him as 'The Wolf of the Wall Street'. Belfort and the members of the company go wild and throw lavish parties blindly celebrating their success. Ultimately Belfort has to pay the price for his Greed. In 2007, Leonardo DiCaprio is said to have won a bidding war against Brad Pitt for the rights to Jordan Belfort's memoir The Wolf of Wall Street. Directed by Martin Scorsese and screenplay by
Terence Winter, this movie is a great entertainer, and gives a glimpse of Leonardo DiCaprio's role in Steven Spielberg's 2002 biographical crime drama film: "Catch me if you can!"

'Carrie(2013)'- A Review

Carrie, an American horror film is a third film adaptation of Stephen King's 1974 novel of the same name. The protagonist, 'Carrie White' is played by Chloe Grace Moretz who portrays a shy teenager ridiculed by her peers. Carrie is bred by her deeply religious mother who sees sins everywhere and believes in the dogma of brutal punishment to cleanse oneself from the sin. An under confident Carrie grows and faces problems as she graduates. The story revolves around Carry and her struggle in school. When Carrie is troubled by some of her peers, she inflicts telekinetic terror in her city. Kimberly Pierce has done an awesome job at Direction. Screenplay by Lawrence D. Cohen and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is marvellous.
                             The film resembles a magic tale when Carrie learns that she has an ability to influence things around her. All in all, Carrie is a wonderful film and Chloe Grace Maoretz has done an awesome job impersonating Carrie. This is the only Carrie film in the franchise in which Carrie's character is played by a teenager. Chloe was 15 when she worked on the film.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Technology

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Technology has made things so much simpler these days. Automation of tasks has transformed man into a miracle man! What could not be done in 5 years of manual work can now be done within a few minutes! There is no substitute for technology really. No matter how talented you are, not matter how much knowledge you possess, you just don't matter enough, if you do not have access to the latest gadgets. If you are stuck in some place and perplexed about the way that you should be traveling through, to reach your destination, then you should be using the GPS system on your phone.
As easy as it sounds, these technologies can transform you from Fred Flintstone to George Jetson!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Wish Upon A Star!

What if all that we dream comes true! What if we get all that we need in life?
Just saw a few lines of a poem written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington for
Walt Disney's 1940 adaptation of Pinocchio.


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If we wish to have some things in our life, and we truly desire for those things,
whole universe conspires to make those things happen! It is the law of the Universe!
The only requirement is to dream by heart!

The word 'Fate' is defined as a development of events outside a person's control,
regarded as predetermined by a supernatural power. Fate will turn out as we wish
it to turn out like. We need to be patient in the process. Fate often tests us through different ways and ultimately turns out good for us, if we stand the test of time. Imagine how good life will turn out to be, if most exotic of our dreams started coming true, one by one! :)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Self Help

Is inspiration a necessity of life? Why do we search for motivational books? Most self help books only encapsulate the dogma of hardwork and its effects. We all know that to get up early is a good practice. To laugh more is a key to good health, and to read more is a way to get wise! So, if we already know what we actually need in our life, what other things do these books preach us? These books teach us something that we already know, but, as a set of principles that are incontrovertibly true. How often do we fall down in life? How often do we need some thing, some support to get back up again. Is dependancy on self help books and success magazines the only way to improvise?
Life teaches in harsh ways.In order to learn the lessons of life, we first need to be grateful about everything. There is always someone out there who is crying for not having a thing that we already have in our life. Though this does not sound like inspiration, it is one of the most indubitable truths of life! We often find ourselves thinking about the problems that is in no way meaningful to us in the long run. Reading books is definitely a good way to enrich our knowledge and find solutions to the things that we need help on. Will Smith, epic American Actor has a good point on reading: "there have been millions and billions and decillions of people who have lived before us. There is no new problem you can have, that someone has not already solved, and wrote about it in a book. So the key to life is reading."

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Delhi now in Safe Hands?


Image: Skyline at Rajiv Chowk
Image Source: Wikipedia page on 'Delhi'

Unlike Gotham, Delhi does not require a masked vigilante, a caped crusader spying overnight. It needs heroes like elected officials. We all stood by, and let scum take control of our capital city. But this is Democracy. When there were enemies at the gates, the Romans would suspend democracy and appoint one man to protect the city. It wasn't considered an honor. It was considered a public service. The last man who they appointed was named Caesar, and he never gave up his power!
Just thought about writing a post about an analogy(though unbiased :P) between 'The Dark Knight', the movie, and the present sociopolitical conditions in Delhi. The emergence of new leadership in the National Capital has brought a new hope to the people of India. All pervasive melancholy and hopelessness(due to prevalent corruption) seem to have started fading off, though slowly. No one imagined this would happen! a person who was struggling against the odds for the enactment and approval of the RTI act and Jan Lokpal Bill would actually become the Chief Minister of Delhi one day!
Hoping for a total eradication of corruption in the National Capital!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Belief

Some people believe in God..some others don't. Some believe in Humanity.. and some find their God in stone idols. An atheist doesn't believe in God. But he does believe in the Universal power that governs the earth. If God is just an abstract concept and all our ideas regarding God are based only upon old mythological stories, how does everything seem to work so systematically!! Some consider Mother Nature as God!


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           Whatever the truth is Man is a lonely powerless animal without faith in something. Just went through an old quote that truly manifests the existence of God:
          "There is no Master on the Earth as strict as the God. He keeps testing you... and when your ship is about to sink, he comes to your help and manifests that one should not give up the Trust in the Lord.. no matter what"
             It was a bit difficult to translate this quote from Hindi to English.. hope it went currently :)

CZ 12 - A Review

It was an amazing experience to watch a JC Movie after a long time. Jackie indisputably is one of the Greatest Action stars of all times! Entered into a movie hall with no expectations about the amazingly awesome stunts like the ones that he used to attempt in his peak years. However, surprisingly i could see the same young dynamic JC in this movie too. In fact, i think this movie should be counted as one of Jackie's most electrifying movies!




The beginning was Stellar! It was creativity at its best!! The skates and the gadgets reminded me of the awesome stuff in MI and Bond movies. The jump from a mountain cliff, right after the road hassle; into a net tied to a Helicopter was simply astounding. As the movie proceeds, the story inclines more towards archeology and jungle adventures. The special effects are bewildering and so is the soundtrack. The humor is good and if you understand French and Chinese, or either of the two languages, you will laugh more. This is because there's a good blend of these languages in the scripts for the two lead actresses. The story is basically about ancient archeological masterpieces and if you love history and archeology, you will enjoy the storyline!

The rumble with the Dogs in the Garden makes the movie fun to watch. The Skydiving free fall in the end drives you crazy! The last action sequence and slide from the volcano seems to be very real and is very appealing. All in all, a must watch for every Action Movie fan. I'll give the movie 4.25 out of 5 stars. Would have given 4.5 or more if Jackie would have been younger :p !! Hats off to you Jackie!!