Thursday, February 20, 2014

Observe and succeed

Ramesh and Mahesh joined a wholesale company together just after graduation. Both worked very hard.
After several years, the boss promoted Mahesh to sales executive but Ramesh remained a sales representative. One day Ramesh could not take it anymore and gave his resignation to the boss. He complained to the boss that he did not value hard working staff, but only promoted those who flattered him.
The boss knew that Ramesh worked very hard for the years, but in order to help him realize the difference between him and Mahesh, the boss asked Ramesh to do the below. He asked him to go to the market and find out if anyone is selling water melon in the market. Ramesh returned from the market and said yes. The boss then asked how much per kg? He again went back to the market to ask and returned to inform the boss that the cost per kg is Rs.120.

Boss told Ramesh that he will ask the same question to Mahesh.
Mahesh went to the market and returned back with the below information.
‘Only one person selling water melon. Rs.120 per kg, Rs.1000 for 10 kg, he has inventory of 340 melons. On the table were 58 melons, every melon weighs about 15 kg, bought from the South two days ago, they are fresh and red, good quality.’
Ramesh was now very impressed and realized the difference between himself and Mahesh. He decided not to resign but to learn from him.
Moral: A more successful person is more observant, thinks more and understands in depth. For the same matter, a more successful person sees several years ahead, while others see only tomorrow.

Pursuit of excellence

A Foreigner once visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God. Suddenly he noticed a similar idol lying nearby. Surprised, he asked the sculptor, “Do you need two statues of the same idol?” “No,” said the sculptor without looking up, “We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage.” The gentleman examined the idol and found no apparent damage. “Where is the damage?” he asked. “There is a scratch on the nose of the idol.” said the sculptor, still busy with his work. “Where are you going to install the idol?”

The sculptor replied that it would be installed on a pillar twenty feet high. “If the idol is that far, who is going to know that there is a scratch on the nose?” the gentleman asked. The sculptor stopped work, looked up at the gentleman, smiled and said, “I will know it.”

The desire to excel is exclusive of the fact whether someone else appreciates it or not. “Excellence” is a drive from inside, not outside. Excellence is not for someone else to notice but for your own satisfaction and efficiency…

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Catching up.

Wow, I cannot believe that 2013 has passed and I haven't blogged even once in this entire year. Essentially this has been a very eventful year for me in may ways. Lot's of ups and downs. I got another exacerbation of the Ulcerative Colitis that lasted for almost a month. Prior to that I suffered from viral fever twice with a cough that lasted really long. That is how the 2013 started for me. From to Jan 2013 to May 2013, I kept falling sick one after the other. It was a horrible time indeed. I got more sick of 'my then' workplace in KD (obviously because of all the leaves). It was really toxic time at the office (more about that later).

However, not all events were bad. The second half of 2013 brought in a lot of good things. I experienced some great friendships developed new ones and re-kindled some old ones as well. The hallmark of the year were 2 things. I passed MicroStrategy Reporting essentials and Project Design exams which helped me to regain my confidence in my ability to study.
The best part however is I shifted job. Got into a really fantastic company. This is my first experience of a nurturing workplace. First time in my life I am getting a feeling of being on the right track where I would love to progress and would get to progress, personally as well as professionally. So I have now started 2014 with a great deal of hope and positivity.

Lot of mention-worthy events have taken place and I would continue to write about them.

Cheers to life. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Great evening with Joy encased..Those who read may they be blessed ..

It has been practically another year that I haven’t blogged, but honestly, I have been working hard and partying harder. So basically I was busy living my life. Today was yet another awesome evening. Having good people around you really makes a difference. There is this awesome couple I am friends with. They are fun people to be around. I wonder if they would like to be their names disclosed here so let’s call them just “The Couple” I have known then since their dating days and now they are proverbial modern man and wife. I have been socializing with them quite often. They take me out at least once a month and we always have some weird wacky and stimulating conversations. My friends wife thinks me and her hubby are old school people, we kind of enjoy that too.
So today was yet another awesome evening. The weather here is pretty romantic.  Cool breeze and very light drizzle, a roadside hot steaming tasty omelette and boiled eggs, dash of fantastic wine. Later  a chilled iced lemon tea in CCD. Witty conversations, intense discussions and laughter over our ideas and idoitness , and yes a little leg pulling, this is what sums up today evening.
I come home at night with a happy high and refreshed for tomorrow’s challenges, an MBA assignment about business legislation and lots of rummaging and packing for flying to meet another awesome friend in a city of dreams and opportunity. Another charged up workshop on energy healing.
It is my life, at full throttle, with highs and lows yet so chilled. At mid night I tweet, expressing my gratitude to the universal power, thanking, expressing my gratitude ..
My life is an awesome party, and god thank you for making it one ..thank you for this great evening, and many more to come..I live my life with zeal and zest ..and thank you god for keeping it blessed …AMEN..

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Bygone year

Today I am inspired to write again. It has been practically more than a year that I wrote anything in my blog and I wonder as to how I have still managed to garner around 100 views in the last 1-2 months. Although I am writing more than 1500 words on a daily basis I was too exhausted to write in my blog. I was never even inspired.
Today I saw this movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, and remembered that I had planned 2 such trips with Sid and Rocky. We had planned about a road trip to Leh and Laddakh and a holiday in Thailand. We too had some things like white water rafting and trekking planned for ourselves. I do not know when that would be. Firstly let’s recap what happened in last year. From July 2010 to July 2011
The year that has gone by has been very eventful. I have grown lot as a person. I did things that wanted to do, and also got to do things I never thought was possible ever. I travelled as much as I never travelled before. I basically started earning and spending as well. I got involved with 2 special persons. I got a girlfriend a relationship and a break up too. I got asked by nearly 5 girls in 10 months. (Still feeling wow about it).
Work wise, I got a job; I got promoted twice, left it and got another one too. I lost a friend and well wisher to sudden death and formed new association at the work place. I wrote several more articles reviews and web content and got them published in hundreds of more websites. I taught an SEO Class, and I booked 2domain names and started work on 2 of my websites. I met 2 celebrities and had lunch with one. It was wonderful to have lunch with a fabulous looking, beautiful actress, someone who adorned 100 pictures in my computer. I conducted 2 successful healing related workshops in Mumbai and several more in Nagpur. I garnered praise and criticism too. I am somehow peaceful with the paradoxes in my life.
First time in life I had complete boys time out, first time I had wine. I travelled for work I travelled for leisure. I flew in plane, sailed on boat, travelled by train, bus, car, auto, and hand held rickshaw. I broke friendships and I made some new ones too. I watched as many movies in theaters as I had never watched before. I also read 3- novels.
I went on to become more materialistic than I ever was and yet never felt more spiritual from inside. I also ended up seeing some more of my past lives discovered some patterns and worked on healing them too. I healed several of my issues and progressed. For the coming years now I feel like living more vibrantly. I captured many moments in my camera and now somehow feel drawn towards photography too.
As I look back I am happy to see that I lived a “Full Throttle” life in the last one year. For the bygone year I can say yes!! I started living. I am full of dreams and aspiration for the coming time. More on that in the next post.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Story -You Never Know

You Just Never Know
Author Unknown

Bill worked in a factory on a production line, he was a big, awkward, homely guy. He dressed oddly with ill-fitting clothes. There were several fellow workers who thought it smart to make fun of him.

One day one fellow worker noticed a small tear in his shirt and gave it a small rip.

Another worker in the factory added his bit, and before long there was quite a ribbon of cloth dangling.

Bill went on about his work and as he passed too near a moving belt the shirt strip was sucked into the machinery.

In a split second the sleeve and Bill was in trouble. Alarms were sounded, switches pulled, and trouble was avoided.

The foreman then summoned all the workers and related this story:

In my younger days I worked in a small factory. That's when I first met Mike. He was big and witty, was always making jokes, and playing little pranks. Mike was a leader. Then there was Peter who was a follower. He always went along with Mike. And then there was a man named Murray. He was a little older than the rest of us - quiet, harmless, apart. He always ate his lunch by himself.

He wore the same patched trousers for three years straight. He never entered into the games we played at noon, wrestling, horseshoes and such. He appeared to be indifferent, always sitting quietly alone under a tree instead. Murray was a natural target for practical jokes.

He might find a live frog in his lunch box, or a dead spider in his hat. But he always took it in good humour. Then one autumn, when things were quiet in the factory, Mike took off a few days to go hunting. Peter went along, of course. And they promised all of us that if they got anything they'd bring us each a piece.

So we were all quite excited when we heard that they'd returned and that Mike had got a really big buck. We heard more than that. Peter could never keep anything to himself, and it leaked out that they had real whopper to play on Murray. Mike had cut up the buck and had made a nice package for each of us. And, for the laugh, for the joke of it, he had saved the ears, the tail, the hoofs - it would be so funny when Murray unwrapped them.

Mike distributed his packages during the lunch break. We each got a nice piece, opened it, and thanked him. The biggest package of all he saved until last. It was for Murray. Peter was all but bursting; and Mike looked very smug. Like always, Murray sat by himself; he was on the far side of the big table. Mike pushed the package over to where he could reach it; and we all sat and waited.

Murray was never one to say much. You might never know that he was around for all the talking he did. In three years he'd never said more than hundred words. So we were all quite astounded with what happened next. He took the package firmly in his grip and rose slowly to his feet. He smiled broadly at Mike - and it was then we noticed that his eyes were glistening. His Adam's apple bobbed up and down for a moment and then he got control of himself.

'I knew you wouldn't forget me,' he said gratefully, 'I knew you'd come through! You're big and you're playful, but I knew all along that you had a good heart.'

He swallowed again, and then took in the rest of us. 'I know I haven't seemed too chummy with you men; but I never meant to be rude. You see, I've got nine kids at home - and a wife that's been an invalid - bedridden now for four years. She ain't ever going to get any better. And sometimes when she's real bad off, I have to sit up all night to take care of her. And most of my wages have had to go for doctors and medicine.

The kids do all they can to help out, but at times it's been hard to keep food in their mouths. Maybe you think it's funny that I go off by myself to eat my lunch. Well, I guess I've been a little ashamed, because I don't always have anything between my sandwich. Or like today - maybe there's only a raw turnip in my lunch box. But I want you to know that this meat really means a lot to me. Maybe more than to anybody here because tonight my kids' ... as he wiped the tears from his eyes with the back of his hand ... 'tonight my kids will have a really good meal.'

He tugged at the string. We'd been watching Murray so intently we hadn't paid much notice to Mike and Peter. But we all noticed them now, because they both tried to grab the package. But they were too late. Murray had broken the wrapper and was already surveying his present. He examined each hoof, each ear, and then he held up the tail. It wiggled limply. It should have been so funny, but nobody laughed - nobody at all.

But the hardest part was when Murray looked up and said 'Thank you' while trying to smile. Silently one by one each man moved forward carrying his package and quietly placed it in front of Murray for they had suddenly realized how little their own gift had really meant to them, until now.

This was where the foreman left the story and the men. He didn't need to say any more; but it was gratifying to notice that as each man ate his lunch that day, they shared part with Bill and one fellow even took off his shirt and gave it to him.


Sunday, July 04, 2010

Proverbs by kids

Now kids by far i know can be most uncompromising undiplomatic and straight thinkers and best observers. They reflect back the reality as it is even if its not the truth. Here is a fine example of it.

Proverbs by kids
A Third grade teacher collected well known proverbs. He gave each kid in the class the first half of the proverb, and asked them to come up with the rest. Here is what the kids came up with:
Love all, trust ... me.
No news is ... impossible.
Strike while the ... bug is close.
A miss is as good as a ... Mrs.
A penny saved is ... not much.
Don`t bite the hand that ... looks dirty.
You can`t teach an old dog ... math.
None are so blind as ... Helen Keller.
The pen is mightier than ... the pigs.
An idle mind is ... the best way to relax.
Where there is smoke, there`s ... pollution.
Better to be safe than .... punch a 5th grader
Happy is the bride who ... gets all the presents.
Never underestimate the power of ... termites.
When the blind lead the blind ... get out of the way.
If at first you don`t succeed ... get new batteries.
If you lie down with dogs, you ... will stink in the morning.
Children should be seen and not ... spanked or grounded.
You get out of something what you ... see pictured on the box.
Laugh and the whole world laughs with you. Cry and ... you have to blow your nose.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Some funny Things

1) U can study and get any certificates. But ucannot get ur death certificate
2) U may have AIRTEL or BSNL connection but when u
sneeze u ll say HUTCH
3 ) U can bcome an engineer if u study in
engineering college. U cannot bcom a president if
u studies in Presidency College
4 ) U can expect a BUS from a BUS stop ... u
cannot expect a FULL from FULL stop
5) A mechanical engineer can bcom a mechanic but a
software engineer cannot bcom a software
6 ) U can find tea in teacup. But cannot find world
in world cup
7) U can find keys in Keyboard but u cannot find mother in motherboard.