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some inspiring thoughts

Written by a 90 year old.   This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!!

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio.

"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 pay cheque.

10.  When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futil…

How Opal mehta Got kissed got wild and got life

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This novel is by Kavya Vishwanathan,a very young author and has a fresh and funny approach. This is the story of a young Gujarati girl of affluent educated parents settled in New Jersey.Since she is the only daughter they have pinned all their hopes on her getting into Harvard.She is an extraordinarily intelligent student, so it shouldnt be tough for her. But in the interview for admission, she is asked to get a social life, because they want rounded individuals,not automatons, and she is shocked because so far she was so focused on her goal that she didnt bother about making friends or having fun.And how her parents make a plan to get her popular,make friends and all makes the crux of the story.The way her parents plan every little thing sometimes borders on being ridiculous, but they get desired results.All in all an interesting novel, and for me all books, good or bad leave some teachings and impressions, for this they are--
1-Having fun has different meaning for different people,…

guidelines for elders..

This is a tongue in cheek post:)

I keep reading everywhere that why there are all the instructions and protocol for the children,and  why not any one for elders , so i thought why not? lets have one which will appeal to them, and as it is giving advice, comes so easily to us Indians.....ask anyone whenever a match is lost..everybody must be telling you how the strategy of the captain was wrong, and how the batsman didnt cut the ball, and how the fielder lost the catch..so easy to play the game sitting in your drawing room:), its like discussing realistic movies and poverty in India over Champagne and caviar:), so here are the guidelines for parents and elders, take it at your own peril, the product is not guaranteed:)
You are born in this world to take care of your children only, so do it well, dont have any other thing in your mind or life.
A child is an individual by birth , so respect them ..even at the cost of your self respect:)( you shouldnt have any.
Before telling..no telling…

Why it happens

Why it happens that some people are able to idolise and respect their parents blindly and some question their all actions and try to brand them in rights and wrongs?

Is it because the some parents are really that good and idealistic or is it the perspective of their children?

Why some people owe all their happiness and success to the blessings of their parents whereas other feel that its only because of their own hard work?

Why some people only talk about how great their parents were, whereas others always think where they were wrong, and what all wrong they did to them?

some people say that its only middle class people who always find faults with everyone, whereas those who rise in life, rise above all that....

When i observe others, I find many example of people who idolise their parents, follow some protocols in behaviour are all very successful in life,..may be parents blessings work for them.....

Though i could never be like that,for me it was always that right is right, wrong i…

APPENZELL

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When i was in Zurich, one day we went to Appenzell..its the best of Switzerland.specially the drive.vast green spaces, all well maintained..lots of trekking trails. And all that we used to see in Yash chopra movies:) all houses are decorated with murals or fresco.Its a small village full of beautiful landscapes.

this was the revolving table set on the road with wine bottles.
We parked the car and took a stroll in the bylanes of the village.Then my littleone got attracted to the soap bubbles in air and I was thinking ,from where it is coming,then I saw that on the top of a souvenir shop there is a toy joker continuously dispensing soap bubbles.

Best thing about Europe is the cobbled roads in the city full of cafes and designer merchandise.Its heavenly to walk and see and eat....It looks like people have no work there, they just enjoy life.but its not so. I think they believe in..work hard and party harder.

First time I saw cattles grazing,otherwise i never see animals in the open anywh…

LONG DUE--DONE BELATEDLY:)

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Thanks Shalom for this premio award ! And I feel realy honoured as this award is about "acknowledging the values that every blogger shows in his/her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary and personal values every day." Wow ! And when I think of values..Shalom is the first one who comes to my mind, in all my posts, I have seen her comments always advocating the right thing but since she has herself given it to me....I would like to give it to---Gappa,HHG,destination Infinity and Mardhi Manini and Amrita.

Now This one brings a broad smile to my face..... Thank You Amrita ! feels nice to be loved by a fellow Chennaite:) and the feeling is cordially reciprocated with a big hug:), its a christmas gift to me and here are no rules:), so I wud like to give it to........ Deeply dip......I just love ur stylogue, my daily dose:). Cess; I love ur MMJ:) Maddy; I like ur pictures very much:). Nidhie : I like reading the serious topics here.










Thank You Pixie..for giving me not one,…

TV UPDATE

Recently I saw Ishkjaade,,though its not new..but I liked it, so want to share it..When i see some new actors and good at their craft, I feel that older lot should make way for new ones. Some old heroes like..Sharukh, Akshay, Ajay, Sanjay...all look so haggard and jaded, same for the heroines, and then on top of that oldies like sridevi..Madhuri, karishma, Raveena, they all want to come back....why spoil their image in the minds of viewers...

I like Parineeti very much, she is so natural ,like a fresh breeze...Only minus point in this movie was cliche end..why cant they show a new beginning..I have seen the umpteen movies where Hindu Muslim love cant conquer, except in Bombay.I would have preferred to see some progressive thinking here.... Gohar Khan as the dancer, is so adorable. Arjun kapoor is Ok.

Now a days I am getting addicted to Grey's Anatomy, and  another of my favourite is coming here..ACCORDING TO JIM..its a wonderful comedy.I love it.

And this time Bigboss has taken a…

Loving and Living together...

Everyone thinks that if we live with the people we love, life would be a bliss, But it is not always so. There is a big difference in loving and living together.

I am not saying it in context to spouses only...Normally it looks like if we love someone, living together would be right, enjoyable and fun. But in my opinion its not always so.one may love so many people, and some a lot,but  living with them 24 hours..may be still difficult.... Because love comes from heart , but living together needs different type of synchronisation, similarities and adjustments.and practicality.

Living together and in harmony needs a lot of practical compromises, sharing of space,finances privacy and work.and lot of etiquette.. and as everything in life it has its own pros and cons, but there are more pros.....
It makes one a better human being, brings more patience in a person and makes you care for others....sometimes more than yourself.