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.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dil Mange more -- But is that a reaility

SO the advertisements say. Dil mange more ( The heart asks for more...)

Karo Zada Ka Irada ( Intent for more ) Now why would such ad's sell. Is it that being greedy is in fashion or considered ambitious --NAH the truth is far from different. Because the following is the reality of the lives of us people living in this century.

Welcome to the 21st Century

Our communication - Wireless
Our phones - Cordless
Our cooking - Fireless
Our food - Fatless
Our Sweets - Sugarless
Our labor - Effortless
Our relations - Fruitless
Our attitude - Careless
Our feelings - Heartless
Our politics - Shameless
Our education - Worthless
Our Mistakes - Countless
Our arguments - Baseless
Our youth - Jobless
Our Ladies - Topless
Our Bosses Brainless
Our Jobs - Thankless
Our Needs - Endless
Our situation - Hopeless
Our Salaries - Less and less...

SO that is why our DIL MANGE MORE. Don't call us greedy.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Did You Know

Hey folks another beautiul read. I got this from the santabanta forums.

Did u know That?
Did you know that when you envy someone, it's because you really like that

Did you know that those who appear to be very strong in heart are real weak
and most susceptible?

Did you know that those who spend their time protecting others are the ones
that really need some one to protect them?

Did you know that the three most difficult things to say are:

"I love you, Sorry and help me"

Did you know that those who dress in red are more confident in themselves?

Did you know that those who dress in yellow are those that enjoy their

Did you know that those who dress in black are those who want to be
unnoticed and need your help and understanding?

Did you know that when you help someone, the help is returned in two folds?

Did you know that it's easier to say what you feel in writing than saying
it to someone in the face? But did you know that it has more value when you
say it to their face?

Did you know that what is most difficult for you to say or do is much more
valuable than anything that is valuable that you can buy with money?

Did you know that you can make your dreams come true, like falling in love,
becoming rich, staying healthy, if you ask for it by faith, and if you
really knew, you'd be surprised by what you could do.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Ascension

Things have changed a lot in the past 9 years. I somehow feel that time has been running lot faster since 2000 and lot of people have experienced many symptoms of ascension. This website Emerging Earth Angels has listed some of the ascension symptoms. I originally found it through a friends blog amd mow iam copy pasting all the symptoms and my experience about it from this wonderful website. I feel that my readers may have also surely experienced quite a few or a lot many of them.

The List is as Follows

• Have you felt in recent years and months that you were stretching far beyond what you had the capacity to endure? Yes

• Have you had many emotional ups and downs, strange physical aches and pains, many losses in the form of friends, jobs, family, finances, and much of anything else? YES LOTS
• Have you experienced dizziness and vertigo, neck and back pain, intolerance for lower vibrating energy, and abdominal weight gain and bloating? Again YES
• Do you wonder who you are looking at in the mirror? Had a loss of identity? Not really

• Have you been “removed” from your usual means of employment and cannot seem to find another job, even though you never had this problem in the past? YES TERRIBLY YES
• Have you recently moved to a new geographical location? Having a very strong desire now
• Do you experience short periods when you are very cold and cannot seem to get warm? Not really
• Have you had hot flashes and night sweats not relating to menopause (even if you are a male?) Nops
• Do you feel you have been pushed out of your groove by lower vibrating people? I felt like that in my office and certain clubs I was a member of
• When you go out in public or to an event, do you feel as though you are “acting?” Sometimes yes
• Is it hard to remember and identify with the childhood version of you? Ooh SO very much
• Have you had a serious medical situation in recent years that left you feeling helpless and powerless? YES BAD MEDICAL SITUATION..Not just me but some other people too
• Do you crave the company of children and when in their presence suddenly feel that everything is now “right” and you can relax as you are home? ITS BEEN LIKE THIS FOR QUITE SOMETIME NOW
• Have you had periods where you wake up at exactly the same time every night? Not Really
• Have you had anxiety, panic, or what feels like depression? Now a days not that much but yes it was a lot until 2 years ago
• Do you at times have strange and disturbing nightmares that are not normal for you? Not really
• Have you ever had experiences of forgetting what you were going to say and finding it near impossible to “find” the words you were meaning to speak? Yes that has happened
• Have you had periods of time when you continually saw repeating numbers, whether on digital clocks, license plates, or other arenas? Not really seeing ;but yes there is a pattern. I have gotten double digit numbers on my license plate my swimming pool membership card my 3 ATM cards. And when iam asked to think of a number this 44 or 144 always pops up in my head.
• Do you continually mis-spell words or superimpose sentences and spelling when you attempt to write something, even though you may have been a master at grammar and spelling for most of your life? OMG YES ..SO MUCH YES. Its been a perennial problem
• Have you had times in your life where you felt “no sense of place?” not much but I kind of can relate to it
• Do you continually have short-term memory loss and at times cannot remember things that occurred only yesterday or even a moment before? YES LOTS
• Have you experienced periods of what felt like low blood sugar forcing you to eat every two hours whether you wanted to or not? I had that 2 years ago
• Are your emotions out of control from time to time (sudden weeping and sadness, or are you just plain over-emotional)? Do you ever feel lost and alone? Yes that has happened
• Do you at times feel that there is nowhere left to go that remotely fits you anymore? Yes I do that feeling from time to time
• Have you found that the only way to stay sane is to be home in your own personal sanctuary? Humm I have to agree
• Do you have a strong sense that you are here to accomplish something, but you cannot remember what it is? Do you “miss” something, but are not sure exactly what? YES its been like that for quite a LOT of time
• Do you feel ungrounded and spinning out of control at times but not at other times? Hum not literally spinning , but ungrounded for sure
• Do you wonder why things seem to be getting worse instead of better? OOH YES ALL THE TIME
• Has it become difficult to be in crowds, large stores, and the like? Have you seen lights, heard voices, had ringing or buzzing in the ears, or felt unusual energy pulsing through your body? Do you have bouts of allergy symptoms or sinus problems and headaches? Have you ever felt energy pouring through the top of your head?
Yes I feel as if something is kept on my head from time to time for the past 2 years. Energy, yes! That is also quite frequent. Recently, I experienced buzzing and hearing strange sounds during a certain initiation. Allergy was these until 3-4 years ago.
• Have you quit reading spiritual and personal growth material? Not completely But yes Its drastically reduced
• Is it increasingly difficult to spend substantial amounts of time around individuals who seem dis-connected, “ego” driven, or who embody many “issues”? Do you just want to flee? I have got most of such people out of my life
• Do you wonder where in the world you have landed, feel that you do not belong here, and want to go “home”? That used to happen almost all the time daily from 2000 to 2006

If you have experienced a fair amount of the above, you are most likely having or have had in the past, the most common of the ascension symptoms and experiences. There are far too many to list here, and far too many of us have had these strange and common occurrences to warrant them as an accident or perhaps some kind of bizarre virus. These symptoms and experiences are a direct result of our spiritual expansion process, as we begin to vibrate higher and begin to embody more light than ever before. (A brief note: It is always best to seek medical attention when necessary, as certainly not all of our strange symptoms can be attributed to the ascension process.)

Our New Symptoms and How We have Evolved
• Have you lost your desire to be a healer? Not completely but yes its very very reduced
• Have you felt in recent months that the energy you used to embody is no longer there? Its lessened
• Do you wonder what you are now supposed to connect to and wonder how to connect as well? Sometimes that happens
• Do you suddenly feel that your life is “here” and not back “home” somewhere? Yes I would say 90% of that has happened
• Have you given up any desires to save anyone or anything and only simply desire to stay put without extending? Not completely given up but yes significantly reduced
• Have you given up belonging to groups and continually discussing spiritual matters? Again yes. My affiliation to groups has reduced.
• Have you discontinued meditating, “clearing,” and intentional actions involving creating, moving energy, or consulting divination sources? Again I will say not stopped but reduced very much as compared to before
• Have you lost the desire to bring up the energy of the planet, heal it, or the like? Well it’s not gone, but sense of being responsible for actions towards earth has evolved
• Do you no longer have the urge to make anything happen by yourself? I still have some urges to make things happen but I wish other things to happen on their own
• Are you tired of being alone when it never bothered you before, and now crave the companionship of another or others? Not really! but my wish for some company is gone up a little, however I still prize my aloneness
• Is your own personal energy more “subtle” than it used to be? Yes subtle enough to need extra focus to be felt or experienced tangibly
• Do you often feel invisible when you go out in public? Not much but yes sometimes I do
• Are your needs frequently met with ease, with no real effort on your part? Or rather, are you rarely lacking anything? Mostly my needs have been taken care of, but now I do feel some lack at times
• Have you begun setting strong boundaries and find that you are not as “open” to everything and everyone as you used to be? Yes I am not as open as I used to be
• Have you grown to appreciate the small things and find that you are not so interested in material possessions, getting what you want, or having to have things a certain way? No that has not yet completely happened
• Have you come to realize that everything is not about you, that the behavior of others has nothing to do with you, and thus, you no longer take things personally? Yes, it has been there for quite sometime
• Do you put yourself first in regard to your health and happiness? Yes I do
• Are you now comfortable refusing to participate in things that feel very “wrong” to you? Yes I can refuse more comfortably now
• Is it easy for you to close the door on others, knowing that you need not be “nice” and accommodating when interacting with them was not your idea in the first place? Yes
• Do you feel a peace and tranquility that you had rarely experienced in the past, and do you now feel safe and protected? Not really
• Are you ready to retire? I want to but can’t retire
• Do you notice much more of what is around you, instead of what is going on within you? No nothing like that
• Do you easily and clearly see others and what they are here to contribute? Do you acknowledge them and connect to them easily when appropriate? Many times yes other times it takes me time to recognize
• Are you aware of the whole, can you interact in groups without taking over or discounting the contribution and gifts of others, and can you allow others to become involved without having a “don't tell me what to do” or controlling attitude? Yes I can do that
• Have you come to realize than nothing needs to be “fixed” and never did? Have you dis-continued offering your services when you were not even asked (and this includes being asked by nature and the planet herself as well)? Humm kind of yes I have discontinued many times I don’t give if I find it taxing to me
• Do you find the answers within yourself now, rarely consulting any outside sources? No not always
• Do you know that you are not perfect and never will be? Yes I am well aware of it
• Do you possess a great gift or ability, are frequently told about this by others, but have no idea what they are talking about? In some cases it has happened
• Are you comfortable watching another suffer, knowing that this is their path and that it has a higher purpose? Not very comfy to see others suffer but yes I have kind of learnt to be more detached from the whole situation every ting def has a bigger picture
• Are you able to make decisions from your gut, your intuition, or rather what simply “feels” right without any rational explanation? Yes been mostly doing that only
• Do you know what is yours to do, and realize that much everything else is someone else's passion or purpose, there-by staying in your own role and not taking over someone else's? Not reached there as yet
• Have you found that you spend more of your time and focus simply on one of your passions or talents, and not on a variety of interests as you may have done in the past? Yes I have

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A salute to Ratan Tata

1. All category of employees including those who had completed even 1 day as casuals were treated on duty during the time the hotel was closed.

2. Relief and assistance to all those who were injured and killed

3. The relief and assistance was extended to all those who died at the railway station, surroundings including the Pav- Bhaji vendor and the pan shop owners.

4. During the time the hotel was closed, the salaries were sent by money order.

5. A psychiatric cell was established in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences to counsel those who needed such help.

6. The thoughts and anxieties going on people’s mind was constantly tracked and where needed psychological help provided.

7. Employee outreach centers were opened where all help, food, water, sanitation, first aid and counseling was provided. 1600 employees were covered by this facility.

8. Every employee was assigned to one mentor and it was that person’s responsibility to act as a β€�single window clearance for any help that the person required.

9. Ratan Tata personally visited the families of all the 80 employees who in some manner be either through injury or getting killed were affected.

10. The dependents of the employees were flown from outside Mumbai to Mumbai and taken care off in terms of ensuring mental assurance and peace. They were all accommodated in Hotel President for 3 weeks.

11. Ratan Tata himself asked the families and dependents – as to what they wanted him to do.

12. In a record time of 20 days, a new trust was created by the Tatas for the purpose of relief of employees.

13. Whatg is unique is that even the other people, the railway employees, the police staff, the pedestrians who had nothing to do with Tatas were covered by compensation. Each one of them was provided subsistence allowance of Rs. 10K per month for all these people for 6 months.

14. A 4 year old granddaughter of a vendor got 4 bullets in her and only one was removed in the Government hospital. She was taken to Bombay hospital and several lacs were spent by the Tatas on her to fully recover her.

15. New hand carts were provided to several vendors who lost their carts.

16. Tata will take responsibility of life education of 46 children of the victims of the terror.

17. This was the most trying period in the life of the organisation. Senior managers including Ratan Tata were visiting funeral to funeral over the 3 days that were most horrible.

18. The settlement for every deceased member ranged from Rs. 36 to 85 lacs [One lakh rupees tranlates to approx 2200 US $ ] in addition to the following benefits:

a. Full last salary for life for the family and dependents;

b. Complete responsibility of education of children and dependents – anywhere in the world.

c. Full Medical facility for the whole family and dependents for rest of their life.

d. All loans and advances were waived off – irrespective of the amount.

e. Counselor for life for each person

B. Epilogue

1. How was such passion created among the employees? How and why did they behave the way they did?

2. The organisation is clear that it is not something that someone can take credit for. It is not some training and development that created such behaviour. If someone suggests that – everyone laughs

3. It has to do with the DNA of the organisation, with the way Tata culture exists and above all with the situation that prevailed that time. The organization has always been telling that customers and guests are #1 priority

4. The hotel business was started by Jamshedji Tata when he was insulted in one of the British hotels and not allowed to stay there.

5. He created several institutions which later became icons of progress, culture and modernity. IISc is one such institute. He was told by the rulers that time that he can acquire land for IISc to the extent he could fence the same. He could afford fencing only 400 acres.

6. When the HR function hesitatingly made a very rich proposal to Ratan – he said – do you think we are doing enough?

7. The whole approach was that the organisation would spend several hundred crore in re-building the property – why not spend equally on the employees who gave their life?


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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

A $20 story Remainder

After a long time I got a E mail which I found worth sharing with the world. Here it goes ..

A woman came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find her 5-year old son waiting for

her at the door.

SON: 'Mummy, may I ask you a question?'

MUM: 'Yeah sure, what it is?' replied the woman.

SON: 'Mummy, how much do you make an hour?'

MUM: 'That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?' the woman said angrily.

SON: 'I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?'

MUM: 'If you must know, I make $20 an hour.'

SON: 'Oh,' the little boy replied, with his head down.

SON: "Mummy, may I please borrow $5?"

The mother was furious, 'If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I don't work hard everyday for such childish frivolities.'

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door..

The woman sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

After about an hour or so, the woman had calmed down, and started to think:

Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $5 and he really didn't ask for money very often. The woman went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door.

'Are you asleep, son?' She asked.

'No Mummy, I'm awake,' replied the boy.

'I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier' said the woman. 'It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the $5 you asked for.'

The little boy sat straight up, smiling. 'Oh, thank you Mummy!' he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.

The woman saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again.

The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his mother.

'Why do you want more money if you already have some?' the mother grumbled.

'Because I didn't have enough, but now I do,' the little boy replied.

'Mummy, I have $20 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.'

The mother was crushed. She put her arms around her little son, and she begged for his forgiveness.

It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through

our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. Do remember to share that $20 worth of your time with someone you love.

If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of hours. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

Please don't break this even if you only send it to one person.

Saturday, January 30, 2010


When I was a kid, my mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work.
*On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that
biscuit and eat every bite!

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I'll never forget what he said: "Honey, I love burned biscuits."

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, "Your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And besides - a little burnt biscuit never hurt anyone!"

Life is full of imperfect things.....and imperfect people. I'm not the best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. But what I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each others faults - and choosing to celebrate each others differences - is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.

And that's my prayer for you today. That you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of God. Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to give you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker!

We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or brother-sister or friendship!

"Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket - keep it in your own."

So Please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burnt one will do just
fine.!.!.!.! And PLEASE pass this along to someone who has enriched your life... I just did!*