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Lessons of Life.....

Regina Brett is 90 years old and is based out of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, USA. He is what she has to say about Lessons of Life.....
"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written."My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:


1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13.Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere..

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's,we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

Twenty Twenty Cricket.....

Cricket has reached exciting levels with the introduction of twenty twenty. If the same thing was Infused into exams, it would have been something like this :-

1. Reduce exam duration to 1 hr and marks to 50.

2. Introduce strategic break after 30 minutes.

3. Give free hit, that is a chance for students to frame their own questions and write answers.

4. 1st 15 minutes power play, that is no invigilator in the exam hall. (Wow I will love this!)

5. Introduce fair play awards.

6. Cheer girls to cheer for every correct answer written!

Twenty Twenty Cricket & Exams....

Cricket has reached exciting levels with the introduction of twenty twenty. If the same thing was Infused into exams, it would have been something like this :-

1. Reduce exam duration to 1 hr and marks to 50.

2. Introduce strategic break after 30 minutes.

3. Give free hit, that is a chance for students to frame their own questions and write answers.

4. 1st 15 minutes power play, that is no invigilator in the exam hall. (Wow I will love this!)

5. Introduce fair play awards.

6. Cheer girls to cheer for every correct answer written!

The Power of Water!!!!!

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NINE WORDS WOMEN USE.....



(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

(2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

(3) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

(4) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

(5) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

(6) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

(7) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' . that will bring on a 'whatever').

(8) Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying F-- YOU!

(9) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.

Motivational Quotes.....

  • Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...it's about learning to dance in the rain.~Vivian Greene

  • Sometimes our candle goes out, but is blown into flame by an encounter with another human being.~Albert Schweitzer

  • When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace.~J. Lubbock

  • Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.~Henry Ford

  • Inch by inch, life's a cinch. Yard by yard, life is hard.~Unknown

  • To love what you do and feel that it matters – how could anything be more fun?~Katharine Graham

  • Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting golden delicious.~Bill Meyer

  • You can have anything you want in life if you just help enough other people get what they want.~Zig Ziglar

  • Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.~Abraham Lincoln

  • A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.~Benjamin Franklin

  • We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.~Winston Churchill

  • What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.~Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.~Aristotle

  • You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.~Wayne Gretsky

  • Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.~Frederick B. Wilcox

  • A journey of a thousand miles begins within a single step.~Chinese Proverb

  • The key is not to prioritize what's on the schedule, but to schedule your priorities.~Stephen Covey

  • All things are difficult before they are easy.~John Norley

  • Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.~Will Rogers

  • Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for...~Joseph Addison

Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi - A Rare Picture...


Enjoying an Ice Cream at India Gate........ Hey, is that Manmohan Singh Serving them???