Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tips For A Happy New Year 2011


1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees & plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants …
4. Live with the 3 E's — Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games.
7. Read more books than you did in 2010 .
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10.Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.


1. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
2. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
3. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
4. Don't take yourself so seriously.. No one else does.
5. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip..
6. Dream more while you are awake
7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
8. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
10.Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
11.No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
12.Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
13.Smile and laugh more.
14.You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree …


1. Call your family often.
2. Each day give something good to others.
3. Forgive everyone for everything..
4. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
5. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
6. What other people think of you is none of your business.
7. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.


1. Do the right thing !
2. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
3. GOD heals everything.
4. However good or bad a situation is, it will change…
5. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
6. The best is yet to come …
7. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
8. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The 99 Club

Once upon a time, there lived a King who, despite his luxurious lifestyle, was neither happy nor content.

One day, the King came upon a Servant who was singing happily while he worked. This fascinated the King; why was he, the Supreme Ruler of the Land, unhappy and gloomy, while a lowly Servant had so much joy. The King asked the Servant, "Why are you so happy?"

The Servant replied, "Your Majesty, I am nothing but a Servant, but my family and I don't need too much - just a Roof over our heads and warm food to fill our tummies."

The King was not satisfied with that reply.

Later in the day, he sought the advice of his most trusted Advisor. After hearing the King's woes and the Servant's story, the Advisor said, "Your Majesty, I believe that the Servant has not been made part of The 99 Club."

"The 99 Club? And what exactly is that?" the King inquired.

The Advisor replied, "Your Majesty, to truly know what The 99 Club is place 99 Gold Coins in a bag and leave it at this Servant's doorstep."

When the Servant saw the bag, he took it into his house. When he opened the bag, he let out a great shout of joy... so many Gold Coins!

He began to count them. After several counts, he was at last convinced that there were 99 Coins.

He wondered, "What could've happened to that last Gold Coin? Surely, no one would leave 99 Coins!"

He looked everywhere he could, but that final Coin was elusive. Finally, exhausted, he decided that he was going to have to work harder than ever to earn that Gold Coin and complete his collection.

From that day, the Servant's life was changed. He was overworked, horribly grumpy, and castigated his family for not helping him make that 100th Gold Coin. He stopped singing while he worked.

Witnessing this drastic transformation, the King was puzzled. When he sought his Advisor's help, the Advisor said, "Your Majesty, the Servant has now officially joined The 99 Club."

He continued, "The 99 Club is a name given to those people who have enough to be happy but are never contented, because they're always yearning and striving for that extra "1" telling to themselves: "Let me get that one final thing and then I will be happy for life."

We can be happy, even with very little in our lives, but the minute we're given something bigger and better, we want even more!

We lose our sleep, our happiness, we hurt the people around us; all these as a Price for our growing needs and desires.


A German 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 his 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...

Put It Down Today

Professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it. He held it up for all to see & asked the students "How much do you think this glass weighs?"

'50gms!' ..... '100gms!' .....'125gms' ...the students answered.

"I really don't know unless I weigh it," said the professor, "but, my question is: What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?"

'Nothing' …..the students said.

'Ok what would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?' the professor asked.

'Your arm would begin to ache' said one of the student

"You're right, now what would happen if I held it for a day?"

"Your arm could go numb, you might have severe muscle stress & paralysis & have to go to hospital for sure!" ….. ventured another student & all the students laughed

"Very good. But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?" asked the professor.

'No'…. Was the answer.

"Then what caused the arm ache & the muscle stress?"

The students were puzzled.

"What should I do now to come out of pain?" asked professor again.

"Put the glass down!" said one of the students

"Exactly!" said the professor.

Life's problems are something like this. Hold it for a few minutes in your head & they seem OK.

Think of them for a long time & they begin to ache. Hold it even longer & they begin to paralyze you. You will not be able to do anything.

It's important to think of the challenges or problems in your life,
But EVEN MORE IMPORTANT is to 'PUT THEM DOWN' at the end of every day before You go to sleep..

That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every day fresh &strong & can handle any issue, any challenge that comes your way!

Is Computer Male Or Female ?

A college professor sets up two groups of computer experts.The first was composed of women, and the second of men. Each group was asked to recommend whether computers should be referred to in the feminine gender, or the masculine gender. They were asked to give reasons for their recommendation.

The group of women reported that the computers should be referred to in the masculine gender because:

1. In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.

2. They have a lot of data, but are still clueless.

3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they are the problem.

4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that, if you had waited a little longer you could have had a better model.

The men, on the other hand, concluded that Computers should be referred to in the feminine gender because:

1. No one but the Creator understands their internal logic.

2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.

3. Even your smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for later retrieval.

he he :P ... what do you think ???

A simple nice story

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.

Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well.

At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well.

He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.
2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happen.
3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less

Bulleh Shah in Abida Parveen's voice

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God Moves In A Mysterious Way

If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, Thank God.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Life Is Too Short To Waste Time Hating People

1. Never be awful to anyone, that person you were awful to may teach you the most.
2. Always remember...you are a somebody, God didn't take the time to create a nobody.
3. Always smile, you never know whose day you might be making.
4. Never 'forget' to say hi to anyone, never miss the chance to laugh or smile, never get too caught up in yourself that you forget to help others.
5. Never forget that you aren't the only one with problems, and most of all...never forget that when you feel like you only have one friend, that friend will remind you of all the others.
6. If you forget about all the bad things in life, the good will take over.
7. If fear is staring you in the face, close your eyes so you don't have to look at it.
8. Be yourself, you can't be anyone else...The best you can be is you!

Don't Be Serious, Be Sincere

Don’t just have career or academic goals. Set goals to give you a balanced, successful life. I use the word balanced before successful. Balanced means ensuring your health, relationships, mental peace are all in good order. There is no point of getting a promotion on the day of your breakup. There is no fun in driving a car if your back hurts. Shopping is not enjoyable if your mind is full of tensions.

Life is one of those races in nursery school where you have to run with a marble in a spoon kept in your mouth. If the marble falls, there is no point coming first. Same is with life where health and relationships are the marble. Your striving is only worth it if there is harmony in your life. Else, you may achieve the success, but this spark, this feeling of being excited and alive, will start to die.

One thing about nurturing the spark - don’t take life seriously. Life is not meant to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a pre-paid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up?

It’s ok, bunk a few classes, scoring low in couple of papers, goof up a few interviews, take leave from work, Enjoy with your friends, fall in love, little fights with your loved Ones . We are people, not programmed devices.

So Don’t be serious instead be sincere
#Chetan Bhagat

20 Body Parts, We Don’t Need ...

You might hear the NERD bells go off in your head when you saw this article, but I still thought it was extremely interesting. Here are parts of your body that you actually don’t need. Check out point 13. LOL.

1. VOMERONASAL ORGAN (VNO), or Jacobson’s organ: a tiny hole on each side of the nasal bridge that is considered to be connected to nonfunctional chemical receptors. Could be all that is left from our once great ability to detect pheromones.

2. EXTRINSIC EAR MUSCLES: These three muscles most likely made it possible for our ancestors to move their ears independently of their heads, as rabbits and dogs do. We still have them, which is why most people can learn to wiggle their ears.

3. WISDOM TEETH: Early humans had to chew a lot of plants to get enough calories to survive, making another row of molars helpful, but unless you chew a lot of branches, these will eventually come out in a painful procedure. Only about 5 percent of the population has a healthy set of these third molars.

4. NECK RIB: A set of cervical ribs—possibly leftovers from the age of reptiles, still appear in less than 1 percent of the population. They often cause nerve and artery problems.

5. THIRD EYELID: A common ancestor of birds and mammals may have had a membrane for protecting the eye and sweeping out debris. Humans retain only a tiny fold in the inner corner of the eye, exactly there where you always catch a spec of dust or debris.

6. DARWIN’S POINT: A small folded point of skin toward the top of each ear is occasionally found in modern humans. It may be a remnant of a larger shape that helped focus distant sounds.

7. SUBCLAVIUS MUSCLE: This small muscle stretching under the shoulder from the first rib to the collarbone would be useful if humans still walked on all fours. Some people have one, some have none, and a few have two.

8. PALMARIS MUSCLE: This long, narrow muscle runs from the elbow to the wrist and is missing in 11 percent of modern humans. It may once have been important for hanging and climbing. Surgeons harvest it for reconstructive surgery.

9. MALE NIPPLES: Lactiferous ducts form well before testosterone causes sex differentiation in a fetus. Men have mammary tissue that can be stimulated to produce milk.

10. ERECTOR PILI: Bundles of smooth muscle fibers allow animals to puff up their fur for insulation or to intimidate others. Humans retain this ability (goose bumps are the indicator) but have obviously lost most of the fur.

11. APPENDIX: This narrow, muscular tube attached to the large intestine served as a special area to digest cellulose when the human diet consisted more of plant matter than animal protein. It also produces some white blood cells. Annually, more than 300,000 Americans have an appendectomy.

12. BODY HAIR: Brows help keep sweat from the eyes, and male facial hair may play a role in sexual selection, but apparently most of the hair left on the human body serves no function.

13. THIRTEENTH RIB: Our closest cousins, chimpanzees and gorillas, have an extra set of ribs. Most of us have 12, but 8 percent of adults have the extras.

14. PLANTARIS MUSCLE: Often mistaken for a nerve by freshman medical students, the muscle was useful to other primates for grasping with their feet. It has disappeared altogether in 9 percent of the population.

15. MALE UTERUS: A remnant of an undeveloped female reproductive organ hangs off the male prostate gland.

16. FIFTH TOE: Lesser apes use all their toes for grasping or clinging to branches. Humans need mainly the big toe for balance while walking upright, the other four are for holding when you slam them on a coffee table at night!

17. FEMALE VAS DEFERENS: What might become sperm ducts in males become the epoophoron in females, a cluster of useless dead-end tubules near the ovaries.

18. PYRAMIDALIS MUSCLE: More than 20 percent of us lack this tiny, triangular pouch-like muscle that attaches to the pubic bone. It may be a relic from pouched marsupials.

19. COCCYX: These fused vertebrae are all that’s left of the tail that most mammals still use for balance and communication. Our hominid ancestors lost the need for a tail before they began walking upright. All they’re good for now is give us painful falls on the butt.

20. PARANASAL SINUSES: The nasal sinuses of our early ancestors may have been lined with odor receptors that gave a heightened sense of smell, which aided survival. No one knows why we retain these perhaps troublesome mucus-lined cavities, except to make the head lighter and to warm and moisten the air we breathe.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bear Hunting

Frank was excited about his new rifle and decided to try bear hunting. He spotted a small brown bear and shot it. Right after, there was a tap on his shoulder and he turned around to see a big black bear. The black bear said, "That was my cousin and you've got two choices ... Either I maul you to death or we have sex."

After considering briefly, Frank decided to accede to the latter alternative. Even though he felt sore for two weeks, Frank soon recovered and vowed revenge.

He headed out on another trip where he found the black bear and shot it. Right after, there was another tap on his shoulder. This time a huge grizzly bear stood right next to him. The grizzly said, "That was a big mistake, Frank. That was my cousin and you've got two choices. Either I maul you to death or we have rough sex." Again, Frank thought it was better to cooperate.

Although he survived, it took several months before Frank finally recovered. Outraged, he headed back to the woods, managed to track down the grizzly and shot it. He felt sweet revenge, but then there was a tap on his shoulder. He turned around to find a giant polar bear standing there. The polar bear looked at him very sadly and said, "Admit it, Frank, you don't come here for the hunting, do you?"

Looking Outside The Window

A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. “That laundry is not very clean”, she said. “She doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.”

Her husband looked on, but remained silent.

Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband: “Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this.”

The husband said, “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.”

And so it is with life. What we see when watching others depends on the purity of the window through which we look.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Quick Quiz - Are You Qualified To Be A Manager

The following short quiz consists of 4 questions and tells whether you are qualified to be a "manager". The questions are not that difficult.

How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?
The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe and close the door.
This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.

How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?
Wrong Answer : Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant and close the refrigerator.
Correct Answer : Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door.
This tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your actions.

The Lion King is hosting an animal conference, all the animals attend except one. Which animal does not attend?
Correct Answer: The Elephant. The Elephant is in the refrigerator.
This tests your memory.

OK, even if you did not answer the first three questions correctly, you still have one more chance to show your abilities.

There is a river you must cross. But it is inhabited by crocodiles. How do you manage it?
Correct Answer: You swim across. All the Crocodiles are attending the Animal Meeting!
This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.

According to Andersen Consulting World wide, around 90% of the professionals they tested got all questions wrong. But many pre-schoolers got several correct answers. Andersen Consulting says this conclusively disproves the theory that most management consultants have the brains of a four year old.

Which Standard Are You In

A first-grade teacher was having trouble with one of her students.

The teacher asked, "Eddy what is your problem?" Eddy answered, "I'm too smart for the first-grade. My sister is in the third -grade and I'm smarter than she is! I think I should be in the third-grade too!"

The teacher had had enough.

She took Eddy to the principal's office.

While Eddy waited in the outer office, the teacher explained to the principal what the situation was.

The principal told the teacher he would give the boy a test and if he failed to answer any of his questions he was to go back to the first-grade and behave.

The teacher agreed.

Eddy was brought in and the conditions were explained to him and he agreed to take the test.

Principal: "What is 3 x 3?"
Eddy: "9".

Principal: "What is 6 x 6?"
Eddy: "36".

And so it went with every question the principal thought a third-grade should know.

The principal looks at the teacher and tells her, "I think Eddy can go to the third-grade."

The teacher says to the principal, "Let me ask him some questions?"

The principal and Eddy both agree.

The teacher asks, "What does a cow have four of that I have only two of?"
Eddy, after a moment, "Legs."

Teacher: "What is in your pants that you have but I do not have?"

The principal wondered, why does she ask such a question!

Eddy replied, "Pockets."

Teacher: "What does a dog do that a man steps into?"
Eddy: "Pants"

Teacher: What's starts with a C and ends with a T, is hairy, oval, delicious and contains thin whitish liquid?
Eddy: Coconut

The principal's eyes open really wide and before he could stop the answer,

Eddy was taking charge.

Teacher: What goes in hard and pink then comes out soft and sticky?
Eddy: Bubblegum

Teacher: What does a man do standing up, a woman do sitting down and a dog do on three legs?

The principal's eyes open really wide and before he could stop the answer.

Eddy: Shake hands

Teacher: Now I will ask some "Who am I" sort of questions, okay?
Eddy: Yep.

Teacher: You stick your poles inside me. You tie me down to get me up. I get wet before you do.
Eddy: Tent

Teacher: A finger goes in me. You fiddle with me when you're bored. The best man always has me first.

Principal was looking restless and bit tense.

Eddy: Wedding Ring

Teacher: I come in many sizes. When I'm not well, I drip. When you blow me, you feel good.
Eddy: Nose

Teacher: I have a stiff shaft. My tip penetrates. I come with a quiver.
Eddy: Arrow

Teacher: What word starts with an 'F' and ends in 'K' that means a lot of excitement?
Eddy: Firetruck

The principal breathed a sigh of relief and told the teacher, "Put Eddy in the fifth-grade, I missed the last ten questions myself."

In A Loo - Keep Your Mouth Shut

This Guy was traveling on a highway and took a stoppage to visit a restroom . Following is the true conversation that happened.

I was barely sitting down when I heard a voice from the other stall saying: "Hi, how are you?"

I'm not the type to start a conversation in the men's restroom but I don't know what got into me, so I answered, somewhat embarrassed, "Doin' just fine!"

And the other guy says: "So what are you up to?"

What kind of question is that? At that point, I'm thinking this is too bizarre so I say: "Uhhh, I'm like you, just travelling!"

At this point I am just trying to get out as fast as I can when I hear another question. "Can I come over?"

Ok, this question is just too weird for me but I figured I could just be polite and end the conversation. I tell him, "No........I'm a little busy right now!"

Then I hear the guy say nervously...
"Listen, I'll have to call you back. There's an idiot in the other stall who keeps answering all my questions!"

Friday, November 19, 2010

Is Computer Male Or Female ?

A college professor sets up two groups of computer experts.The first was composed of women, and the second of men. Each group was asked to recommend whether computers should be referred to in the feminine gender, or the masculine gender. They were asked to give reasons for their recommendation.

The group of women reported that the computers should be referred to in the masculine gender because:

1. In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.

2. They have a lot of data, but are still clueless.

3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they are the problem.

4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that, if you had waited a little longer you could have had a better model.

The men, on the other hand, concluded that Computers should be referred to in the feminine gender because:

1. No one but the Creator understands their internal logic.

2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.

3. Even your smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for later retrieval.

he he :P ... what do you think ??????

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

हिम्मत करने वालो की हार नहीं होती

नन्ही चींटी जब दाना लेकर चलती है
चढ़ती दीवारों पर, सौ बार फिसलती है
लहरों से डरकर नौका पार नहीं होती
हिम्मत करने वालो की हार नहीं होती |

नन्ही चींटी जब दाना लेकर चलती है
चढ़ती दीवारों पर, सौ बार फिसलती है
मन का विश्वास रगों में, साहस भरता है
चढ़ कर गिरना, गिर कर चढ़ना, नाहक जाता है
आखिर, उसकी मेहनत बेकार नही होती
कोशिश करने वालो की हार नही होती |

डुबकियाँ सिन्धु में गोताखोर लगाता है
जा-जाकर खाली हाथ लौट आता है
मिलते ना सहज-ही, मोती पानी में
बहता दूना उत्साह, इसी हैरानी में
मुट्ठी उसकी खाली, हर बार नही होती
हिम्मत करने वालो की हार नहीं होती |

असफलता एक चुनौती है, स्वीकार करो
क्या कमी रह गयी थी, देखो, और सुधार करो
जब तक ना सफल हो, नींद चैन की त्यागो तुम
संघर्षो का मैदान छोड़, मत भागो तुम
कुछ किये बिना ही जय-जयकार नही होती
हिम्मत करने वालो की हार नहीं होती |

courtesy - Maine gandhi ko nahi maara
This is another one of the famous poems by Harivansh Rai 'Bachhan' ji

Friday, November 12, 2010


Armaan, a hindi movie

Movie teaches a lot. Sometimes, sorry not sometimes but we cannot experience all the things in our lives ourselves, so better we can read or watch and get to know the situations and so can be prepared beforehand. The bollywood movie ARMAAN is one of the movies. It let us through a difficult situation of life and shows how to handle it well. Some of our decisions can go wrong but if we can correct them at the right possible time, there can be nothing better. Everything was superb. Right from story, script, dialogues (were good), actors, support-cast and everything. But I will like to add Anil was at his best again.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Light up my life ...

I saw young girls in the orchard playing hide-n-seek,
leaving one, rest ready to hide behind the creek.

over there was one little angel, making her place in hay,
covering the grass over herself, making a cautious sway.

As I get close to her un-aware of her play,
felt ecstatic just by a glance of her presence.

the woods bear the reputation of a beast in its deep,
the girls had that in mind, but forgot the creep.

I touched an angel while she was hiding,
I was in shadow she thought I am a beast.


It changed the way she looked at me …

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Find out if someone is INVISIBLE on gmail or is really offline

You can easily find out if someone is invisible on gmail or is really offline, its very simple. Just send him/her an offline chat message.

1st Scenario - If you just get a message saying,
"maddymishra is offline. Messages you send will be delivered when maddymishra comes online."
or just
"maddymishra is offline"
that means maddymishra is invisible and not really offline.

2nd Scenario - If you get a message in Red-coloured-Bold-font saying,
"maddymishra is offline and can't receive messages right now."
"maddymishra did not receive your chat."
This means maddymishra is really offline.

So thats it. None can cheat you ever again by going Invisible on gmail.

P.S. - maddymishra is just a sample gmail id, I used for example. Additionally I am aware of it for quite a long time now, so I know exactly who was playing games ...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

sometimes I want to kill myself ...

I was once going through Shekhar Kapoor's blogs. He wrote ...

I dream of death
I imagine my own funeral
I realize ...

It's the ultimate act of my EGO
it's the ultimate act of my individuality
It's the ultimate statement of the self

oh my god !
and I thought I was killing myself
and it had nothing to do with others
and yet,

as I put the gun in my mouth
my head was screaming,
notice me ! notice me !
recognize my individuality
recognize that i do exist

how far will the mind go
to play games with me ?
is this a game of russian roulette
between me and my mind ?

is the mind so desperate
that it will kill the body
before it will give up it's own self ?

And then there was a comment from someone named Ruth ...
"I once was speaking with a friend who was going through a very confusing and difficult time and he said, "maybe I will just kill myself", and I said, "you do not want to kill yourself you just want to kill the confusing and difficult time you are having. Putting the ego in it's rightful place is no easy task.....Down boy!"

And I was convinced. Many a times, these type of thoughts enter our mind but we interpret it a little wrong. We want to kill ourselves just because we can't bear the conditions any more. But actually we want to kill the 'Confusing and Difficult times'

Be good and do good ...

People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
— Mother Teresa

The quote has been taken from Mother Teresa quotes. There are so many which applies a calming effect when we go through them.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

उलझन - मेरी कविता

भूल गया हूँ, वो सुन्दर गीत
बरबस ही कभी, गुनगुनाया करता था
मिलती नहीं, वह मधुर ध्वनि
बजती थी कभी, कानो में
करता हूँ कभी, सुनने की कोशिश
घोड़े के टाप बजते है
करूँगा मैं एक बार फिर कोशिश
की कोशिश ही है मेरी ताकत |

सच पूछो तो हार गया हूँ
आशा के उस पार गया हूँ
इच्छा नहीं, दो कदम बढ़ायु
है ख्वाहिश, ख़त्म करने की
पर ख़त्म करूँ तो क्या
पूछता हूँ, जिंदगी से
पर पूछने को, है क्या
अब बुझ रहा है दीपक
सोचता हूँ, हवा को मोड़ दू
पर मुड़ सकेगा क्या
करूँगा मैं एक बार फिर कोशिश
की कोशिश ही है मेरी ताकत |

जाता हूँ द्वार भी
मिलते नहीं प्रभु
दीवारों से भी, मैंने था पुछा
करते नहीं, मुझसे बात वो
लोग कहते है, ढूंढ़ खुद के भीतर
पर जानता हूँ ... खोखला हूँ मैं
करूँगा मैं एक बार फिर कोशिश
की कोशिश ही है मेरी ताकत |

आँखों में दो बूँद आयें है
कर देगा मन-बदन गीला
सोचता हूँ क्या मैंने खोया
और मैंने है क्या पाया
पाने को था बहुत कुछ
पर था क्या मैं अकेला
ज़िन्दगी इन में गुजरी
कितनी आई और गयी
पर जाती नहीं निशा
करूँगा मैं एक बार फिर कोशिश
की कोशिश ही है मेरी ताकत |

लगता है कुछ छुट रहा
फिर एहसास होता
खुद की है एकांकी
सोचता हूँ कभी
आईने से पूछु
बता दे तू आज मेरी खता
है बड़ा मुश्किल सँभालना खुद को
सोचता हूँ सँभाल लू
पर संभलना है किसे
करूँगा मैं एक बार फिर कोशिश
की कोशिश ही है मेरी ताकत |

फ़र्ज़ था क्या मेरा
किया क्या अंश भी पूरा
अफ़सोस नहीं इस बात का
शायद हो कभी न पूरा
की थी शुरू कहाँ से
हो रही कहाँ पे अंत
करूँगा मैं एक बार फिर कोशिश
की कोशिश ही है मेरी ताकत |

दूर कहीं ..
दिखती है, एक रौशनी
शायद हो मंजिल मेरी
या की उसका रास्ता
चाहता हूँ बढ़ चलूँ
बढूँगा भी
उस लक्ष्य की ओर
फिर हूँ मैं सोचता
ढूँढने से ऐसे .. वो मिलेगा क्या
करूँगा मैं एक बार फिर कोशिश
की कोशिश ही है मेरी ताकत |

रास्ते तो थे कई
पर चलना था क्या मुझे
जीवन की उस घडी में
लगा जैसे
पा गया था मैं ज़िन्दगी को
अचानक सब कुछ ही खोकर
था इंतजार इसी क्षण का .. उम्र-भर
पर करता हूँ वादा
करूँगा मैं एक बार फिर कोशिश
की कोशिश ही है मेरी ताकत |

उठ सकता हूँ गिरकर
जब मारे कोई ठोकर
सोचता हूँ भटक गया राह मैं
या भटक गयी मेरी ज़िन्दगी
मिलूँगा तुझसे दुबारा
गर दूर हो गयी ज़िन्दगी की उलझन |

World Cup probables Indian Team and the 7th slot

If I were a selector whom would I have choosen to play in world cup. Below are my views. Lets start with the Number 7, which India is searching for and then I will move towards building up the team. I will be straight-forward, instead of floundering.

1. Ravindra Jadeja is a useful spin-bowler, but as a batsman he sucks. I really sometimes like his bowling, but don't consider his batting average of 31 in ODIs good one. Rather consider the situation in which he made them. He scored these runs either when all other batsmen scored briskly or if all the batsmen got out cheaply then very very slowly and by being not-out to increase his average. I remember someone's comment on cricinfo(while reading commentary), Jadeja will be Dhoni's surprise weapon for world-cup, he will make him play all ODIs and then suddenly before world cup will drop him and then other team batsmen will be surprised, whom to score against?

2. Yusuf Pathan is a great bloke with bat, on his day he can guide team on his own, but he is not reliable, rarely he clicks with bat. With ball he is OK. if want some 6-7 overs, he can do the job with average of around 5.5 or 5.75

3. I seriously do not think Irfan Pathan is a serious candidate, because he is nothing because his swing and a little pace. He will act like as a boon for batsmen on sub-continent pitches with his no pace, no swing. Rather I will rate his batting better than his bowling. You seriously can not select Irfan for his bowling, he is a better batsman now, both in longer format and shorter version. In my views, Irfan is totally out of radar.

4. Why are we not seeing the other options, just because they are untried. Believe me Ganpati Vignesh or Rajagopal Satish can perform far better than these. You can see the track records of these in ICL and other domestic matches, they are really match winners. Besides both are medium-pace batting allrounders, as Dhoni prefers his allrounders to be. I seriously think they can be contenders if once they can catch the spot-light, moreover one of the two R. Satish is going to play in Champions League and a lot depend upon his performance and who knows a few crucial knocks, bowling and fielding performances may catch Dhoni's and selector's eyes.

5. My next option may surprise you all but if you will give a thought, you will find me, worth giving a thought. Praveen Kumar. Go 2-3 years back and you will see Praveen consistently opening batting and bowling for India A. He was really an attacking batsman at the top of the order. He was demolishing the opposition bowlers with his batting. He was not a great batsman but was really filling the team's cause by scoring some very fast 40s & 60s at the top of the order. I liked him more for his fireworks at top of the order than his bowling. If Zaheer, Nehra, Sreesanth, Ishant Sharma hits form Praveen will be surely pushed out of pace-attack, seriously he was never really talented as above. It was his timing of finding form and he became number one opening bowler on Dhoni's list. I surely miss his batting and knows only way to keep his place in playin eleven he need to find some of his form from India A days. Hey I do not want to repeat the case of Irfan Pathan (that Chappel did to him). I hate one thing of Indian team, I do not understand why after coming in Indian team allrounders beccomes specialist batsman or bowlers and especialists batsman and bowlers try to be allrounders. Ajit Agarkar was an allrounder but soon he was just a bowler. Irfan came as bowler and tried became allrounder. Sehwag was an allrounder when he burst on International scene and was consistently getting 2-3 wickets per match but soon he was just a batsman. Yusuf Pathan was an allrounder but was not used as a bowler. Jadeja came as an allrounder but he is becoming a bowler. And there are so many more cases.

6. Almost everyone has forgotten the boy who hit 3 sixes from Flintoff's one over in IPL, besides he provides medium-pace option too. Sachin himself rates his batting highly, that why he offered him one down in the final stages of third IPL and selected him in playing XI as soon as he recovered from injury. Yes, I am talking about Abhishek Nayar. Dhoni doesn't like him thats why he chose to bowl himself first change rather than offerrin Nayar in an ODI against West-Indies, but one should have known, Dhoni became captain just because Tendulkar proposed his name ahead of Yuvraj, so Dhoni should respect Tendulkar's belief as Sachin has a great sense for finding talents too.

Now coming to Team Selection
Praveen Kumar
Recently concluded Sri-Lanka series suggest, how useful Praveen can be, if it is swinging conditions. He was one of the positives for India. In third IPL, we all saw he was really fired up and bowled really good spells. Yes, he has not got that much pace and otherwise he is just another ordinary bowler. But still he is better than few others after Zaheer and Nehra.

Pragyan Ojha
Best Indian spinner in the side, even better than Bhajji. But since Bhajji is quite more experinced and he can bat well, too, so he will be my second back-up spinner. If something happens to Bhajji(surely, I don't want that), he will take his place.

Virat Kohli
Surely he along with Uthappa will be my back-up in case of any injuries to any of the main batsmen. He has to look upon his head a few times but temperament wise he is good enough and has perfomed on occasions. Besides, he can be tried for his medium-pace options if needed, as he used to bowl in his under-19s days. A good fielder surely.

Robin Uthappa
Since his third IPL form, he surely deserves a place in Indian team for world cup even before the Kohlis and Sharmas. At least, he should be even a go in matches before world cup to try whether he can do it. As we see, he performed very well in both IPLs conducted in India, the first one and the third one. He failed in second IPL that took place in South-Africa and we all know as the world-cup is staged in Indian sub-continent, he surely needs to be given a look-in, plus he can bat at any position right from opener's slot to no. 7.

Ravichandran Ashwin
A good stock bowler, may be every effective on slow sub-continent pitches as he showed in third IPL, I heard he can bat a little too.

Ishant Sharma
Could be in 15 man squad if find forms and India has no other pace options.

R. Vinay Kumar
He is a very impressive bowler when playing domestic cricket but I don't understand what happens to him when playing for India.

Should not be in team, if India want to win this world cup
1. Dinesh Kartik
I personally don't like him, I don't know why but this is. Sorry Kartik If I am harsh on you but you never seemed a good prospect except the 92 you scored at Edens with Dravid to win the memorable match.

2. Rohit Sharma
I really liked him so much but after so many chances he is till there where he started or better say a place worse than where he started. He started in 2007 T-20 world cup and started very strongly and soon he started thinking himself as permanent member of Indian team and that hurted him. Today he has gained wait and his tummy has almost become a permanent fixture in last one year or so. He shoeed some promise when scored two back-to-back centuries, but again he was same as old floundering at every given opportunity, if only Viral Kohli has got so many chances, he could have settled himslef in middle order and currently in a better position than Sharma.

3. Murali Vijay
He can not be selected on just basis of from being Tamil Nadu, from where our chief selector belongs. He does not deserve a place in ODIs, certainly not (although all of them are off-spinners).
4. Piyush Chawla
He has little talent but he never performed as per his talent too.
5. Amit Mishra
Simply he is not good enough for ODIs to find a place in 15, moreover we have already two spinners and a back-up spinner in the squad.

And I think rest of the squad is almost certain
1. Virendra Sehwag
The best in-form Indian batsman and knows exactly what to do, how to bat in whatever conditions. His almost 2 hundreds in bowling-friendly conditions in recently concluded Sri-Lanka series showed he is preparing himself better for world cup 2011. I really pray to GOD, please keep him in that sublime form at least till world-cup finals in Mumbai.
He can roll his arms too as Bishan Singh Bedi called him best off-spinner in Indian team and I agrees.

2. Sachin Tendulkar
Should I need to say something for him? The best thing over years, he has gone through every situation and knows when to act how. I would like to mention one thing for sure, with the emergence of Dhoni and Gambhir, he has started scoring briskly because he knows, in case I gets out, theres someone like Gambhir and Dhoni to anchor the innings. He is not at his previous best but surely better than that. he is mixing his scoring with aggresiveness as well as experience. If only he started batting like he used to be at start of his career precisely say in 1998-99 session, no one can stop India winning the 2011 world-cup. This is the only feather left in Tendulkar's crown. I really pray to GOD for India to win this world-cup as it will be greateast gift and homage to ever greatest one-day player of all time cricket history.
I will request fans not to ask to Tendulkar to bowl a few overs, because you really got to know he is almost 38 now. Moreover after his shoulder operation, he rarely bowls, besides if needed, there is Sehwag, Yuvraj, Raina and others to assist. I know with everyone else, if needed surely Tendulkar will come forward himself and will offer to bowl.
I am day-dreaming ..... its going to be never forgotten saturday evening of april 2nd 2011, the clock needles are stuck at 9 o clock. The whole world's eyes are on Wankhede, where Dhoni tosses the bowl towards Tendullkar for honours. Tendulkar bowls his leg-spin and Indian has won its 2nd world-cup (I am gonna write an article on this, read later).

3. Gautam Gambhir
Best Indian batsman deserves to bat at the best and most demanding position one down. Although I wanted him to open with Sehwag, but surely respecting Tendulkar(as he prefers the opening slot, non-striker), I would like him to come one down as Sehwag can not be dropped from opening the innings. Just one thing for him, for GOD sake, he should bring down his bat while running.

4. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Dhoni deserves this 2nd down as he has helped himself a lot becoming the grafter and back-bone of Indian middle-order. He can attack better than others, if situation demands, besides in last two years we have seen what Dhoni is capable of and we need a lock down at least for 2nd down and there's none better than the Captain himeslf.

5. Yuvraj Singh
Do not ever play Yuvraj 2nd down please. He makes crap of himself. He is best suitable for 3rd down, I recommend. As the current form, he is looking out of sorts, but India can not drop him. He may be a bit heavier, but still no one can tale place of Yuvraj. Yuvraj is Yuvraj.

6. Suresh Raina
Raina a very fine player and one of favourites of mine. he deserves batting up the order and he best suits for one down but since the batting order before him is all packed, he will have to manage here. His penchant for six-hitting all makes him better suited here. Besides I don't think he can find gaps(for boundaries) better than Yuvraj and Gambhir, besides Indian middle-order needs him here, so he is locked here.

7. Harbhajan Singh
I am not a big fan of Bhajji fan-club, but since we have got no one better suited for the job here. Besides he carries experience of 242 ODIs wicket behind him, we have to persist with him. Additionally he provides a batting option too. He has lost his flight and loop, too.

8. Zaheer Khan
Best seam-bowler.
9. Ashish Nehra
Second best to Zaheer and probably better at using short-balls and yorkers.

These nine are locked. The other two slots will depend on pitch and requirements and may be on form and fitness of these 9 players. I personally think playing Ojha will be a safer bet as he has been really bowling good in recent matches and will be very much effective as we saw in third IPL, he was economical self and was consistently taking wickets. Praveen could play if Dhoni chooses to play three seamers.

I forgot to mention one thing, Dhoni likes to back his own instintcts and he will surely have a bigger say in final selection. We all saw he played all four seamers back in final with Sri-Lanka a few days ago, similarly he played all three spinners Muralitharan, Ashwin and Jakati in IPL final. There is still six months left before the world cup starts and if some player shot to prominence, he should surely secure a place. Let it be anyone from Ravinder Jadeja or Rohit Sharma or Abhinav Mukund to Rajagopal Satish.