Teachings of Dussehra
Tuesday, October 8
Thursday, September 26
Sunday, September 15
I once asked a very successful woman to share her secret with me.
She smiled and said to me..
"I started succeeding when I started leaving small fights for small fighters.
I stopped fighting those who gossiped about me...
I stopped fighting with my in laws...
I stopped fighting for attention...
I stopped fighting to meet public expectation of me...
I stopped fighting for my rights with stupid people..
I left such fights for those who have nothing else to fight...
And I started fighting for
my ideas and
The day I gave up on small fights is the day I started becoming successful."
Some fights are not worth your time.
Choose what you fight for wisely.
–via: Amazing startups
Wednesday, September 11
Sunday, September 8
Banwarilal was a samosa seller in an Indian town. He used to sell 500 samosas everyday on a cart in his locality. People liked his samosas for last 30 years, because he cared for hygiene in preparation and selling, would use good quality oil and other ingredients, provide free chutneys with samosas. He would throw all unsold samosas to poor people, cow, dogs etc and did not sell unsold stale samosas to people next day.
Banwari earned good reputation and enough money from samosa selling and he never faced downfall in his sale in last 30 years. He was able to fund his son's MBA education in a famous private college in Noida out of his earnings.
Recently his son Rohit completed his MBA and came back home as he could not get appropriate placement. Rohit started taking interest in his father's samosa business. He had not been involved in his father's business earlier as he considered that to be an inferior job.
During MBA, Rohit read a lot on recession. He read that it is coming up in global economy and how it will affect job prospects, increase unemployment etc. So he thought that he should advise his father of the risks in the business of samosa selling on account of recession.
He told his father that recession may cause fall in sale of samosas, so he should prepare for cost cutting to maintain the profit.
Banwari was glad that his son knows so much about business and taking interest in his business. He agreed to follow advice of his son.
Next day, Rohit suggested using 20% used cooking oil and 80% fresh. People did not notice the change in the taste and 500 samosas were sold.
Rohit was motivated by the profit made by this savings. Next day he suggested increased share of used oil to 30% and reduce the quantity of free chutney.
That day, only 400 samosas were sold and 100 samosas were thrown to poor people and dogs.
Rohit told his father that recession has really set in as predicted by him, so more cost cutting is to be done and they would not throw stale samosas but would fry them again next day and sell them. Quantity of used oil will also be increased to 40% and to make only 400 samosas to avoid wastage.
Next day 400 samosas were sold but customers were not feeling good old taste. But Rohit told his father about savings because of his smart planning. Father told him that he may be knowing better, being educated.
Next day Rohit decided to use 50% used oil, do away with sweet chutney and provided only green chutney, made 400 samosas. That day only 300 samosas could be sold as people started disliking the taste.
Rohit told Banwari "Look , I had predicted great recession is arriving and sales would fall. Now this is happening. We will not throw away these 100 stale samosas but would fry and sell them tomorrow." Father agreed to his MBA son.
Next day, 200 fresh samosas were made with 50% used oil, 100 stale fried samosa were offered for sale but only 200 could be sold as people sensed the drastic fall in quality.
Rohit said that recession has really set in and now people have no money left to spend so they should make only 100 samosas and recycle 100 stale samosas and stop giving paper napkins .
After this only 50 samosas could be sold.
Rohit told his father "Now recession has taken people in its grip. People have lost income. So, this business will be in loss and they should stop selling samosas and do something else."
Now his father started shouting, "I did not know that they teach cheating in the name of MBA. I lost my money in getting your MBA education. In last 30 years of samosa selling, I never had recession but your greed for profit brought recession in my business and caused closure. Get out of my business and I will get it back to earlier level. If you want, I can hire you for washing dishes as that is the only thing you can do despite being MBA educated."
Thereafter , Banwari started following his age old wisdom and fair practices in business. Within a month his sale reached to 600 samosas.
*Recession is nothing but convergence of greed of government to extract more taxes, greed of big businesses to be more profitable by reducing quality and using unfair practices and also of careless arrogant employees giving pathetic service as long as profits are coming. Recession is the punishment given to businesses and government by people by restricting their spending.*
Tuesday, August 27
Monday, August 26
Monday, August 12
My colleague from US messaged me today and asked, "What is this article 370 & Kashmir controversy all newspapers are talking about and why is Pakistan so upset? Will this result in war with Pakistan now?"
I told him "Look, 5 years ago, Facebook acquired instagram. Isn't it? Now, if Mark Zuckerberg announces that both instagram & facebook will be streamlined and will have common login accounts, will Google or Microsoft or any other company be offended?"
He said "Of course not!! When the whole world knows that instagram belongs to facebook, then why should anyone bother if they merge both into common account. In fact, it is good for users because they will have a seamless experience."
I said "Exactly!! Same is the case with Kashmir as well. Few decades ago, Kashmir officially acceded to India, which is equivalent to instagram being officially acquired by Facebook. But temporarily, they had to continue using their own Constitution, which is equivalent to instagram using a separate login account.
And now, what has happened is that Govt of India has streamlined the accession so that Constitution of India applies to Kashmir as well, which is equivalent to streamlining the facebook-instagram login in order to use common account."
He exclaimed "ohh that's all the issue is all about!! Thanks for explaining it using simple analogy. Now I will fully support India because what they are doing is perfect and in the best interest of everyone. Most of my friends in US are actually confused with the news and there are lot of misinformation spread over this by our liberal newspapers. I will use this facebook-instagram analogy to explain them & demistify their confusion."
#kashmir #jammu #ladakh
Wednesday, August 7
Sunday, August 4
....मै यादों का
किस्सा खोलूँ तो,
कुछ दोस्त बहुत
याद आते हैं....
...मै गुजरे पल को सोचूँ
तो, कुछ दोस्त
बहुत याद आते हैं....
_...अब जाने कौन सी नगरी में,_
_...आबाद हैं जाकर मुद्दत से....😔_
....मै देर रात तक जागूँ तो ,
बहुत याद आते हैं....
....कुछ बातें थीं फूलों जैसी,
....कुछ लहजे खुशबू जैसे थे,
....मै शहर-ए-चमन में टहलूँ तो,
....कुछ दोस्त बहुत याद आते हैं.
_...सबकी जिंदगी बदल गयी,_
_...एक नए सिरे में ढल गयी,_😔
_...किसी को नौकरी से फुरसत नही..._
_...किसी को दोस्तों की जरुरत नही...._😔
_...सारे यार गुम हो गये हैं..._
...."तू" से "तुम" और "आप" हो गये है....
....मै गुजरे पल को सोचूँ
तो, कुछ दोस्त बहुत याद आते हैं....
_...धीरे धीरे उम्र कट जाती है..._
_...जीवन यादों की पुस्तक बन जाती है,_😔
_...कभी किसी की याद बहुत तड़पाती है..._
_और कभी यादों के सहारे ज़िन्दगी कट जाती है ..._😔
....किनारो पे सागर के खजाने नहीं आते,
....फिर जीवन में दोस्त पुराने नहीं आते...
_....जी लो इन पलों को हंस के दोस्त,_😁
_फिर लौट के दोस्ती के जमाने नहीं आते ...._
_Dedicated to all friends._
HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY
Sunday, July 21
शौक़ सारे छिन गये, दीवानगी जाती रही,
आयीं ज़िम्मेदारियाँ तो आशिकी जाती रही।
मांगते थे ये दुआ हासिल हो हमको दौलतें,
और जब आयी अमीरी, शायरी जाती रही।
मय किताब -ए- पाक़ मेरी और साक़ी है ख़ुदा ,
बोतलों से भर गया दिल, मयकशी जाती रही।
रौशनी थी जब मुकम्मल, बंद थीं ऑंखें मेरी,
खुल गयी आँखें मगर फिर रौशनी जाती रही।
इस कदर मुझमे अनासिर आप के होने लगे,
मुझ में जो कुछ भी थी मेरी बानगी, जाती रही।
ये मुनाफ़ा, ये ख़सारा, ये मिला, वो खो गया,
फेर में निनयानबे के ज़िन्दगी जाती रही।
दस से ले कर पांच तक सिमटी हमारी ज़िन्दगी,
दफ़्तरी आती रही, आवारगी जाती रही।
मुस्कुरा कर वो सितमगर फिर से हमको छल गया,
भर गया हर ज़ख्म, सब नाराज़गी जाती रही।
'उम्र बढ़ती जा रही है, तुम बड़े होते नहीं,'
ऐसे तानों से हमारी मसख़री जाती रही।
Monday, July 15
विवाह की बात हमेशा हिंदी में ही करना चाहिए...!!!
अंग्रेजी से जरा बच के रहे...!👇
1} लड़की वाले : बेटा क्या करते हो...???
😲लड़का : I am "" Air diffusion fix and monitoring scientist ""
लड़की वाले : बेटा वाह !
शादी के बाद पता चला वो
😂 लड़का पंचर बनाता है.!!!
ससुर जी तीसरी मंजिल से 3 बार कूदने की कोशिश कर चुके हैं...!!!
2} लड़की वाले : बेटा क्या करते हो...???
😲 लड़का I am ""chief executive in clean India initiative and permanent member of स्वच्छ भारत अभियान...!!! ""
लड़की वाले : बेटा वाह !
शादी के बाद पता चला
😂 लड़का इधर ही दो गली छोड़ के स्वीपर का काम करता है...!!!
ससुर जी को आगरा ले जाने का प्रबंध किया गया है...!!!
3} लड़की वाले : बेटा क्या करते हो...???
😲 लड़का : I run a ""start up product line includes organic mouth refresher ""
लड़की वाले : बेटा वाह !
शादी के बाद पता चला 😂 नुक्कड़ पे पान की दुकान है ...!!
ससुरजी के प्राण पखेरू उड़ते उड़ते बचे...!!!
4} लड़की वाले : बेटा क्या करते हो...???
😲 लड़का : l am ""Metallurgical amalgamation engineer""
😊शादी के बाद पता चला 😂लड़का वेल्डर है..!!!
ससुर जी चारों खाने चित्त हो गए...!!!
5} लड़की वाले : बेटा क्या करते हो...???
😲लड़का : l am "" senior security and house keeping officer""
लड़की वाले : बेटा वाह !
😊शादी के बाद पता चला 😅 लड़का बिल्डिंग का चौकीदार है..!!!
ससुर जी गिर पड़े, फिर उठे नहीं...!!!
हिन्दी राष्ट्र भाषा का उपयोग सही है ।
कभी कभी मुस्कुरा भी लिया करो
Wednesday, July 3
Sunday, June 30
Friday, June 28
Sunday, June 23
*4 Hormones* which determine a *human's happiness.* Worth reading
*Dear friends ...*
As I sat in the park *after* my *morning walk,*
My wife came and slumped next to me.
*She had completed* her 30-minute jog. *We chatted* for a while. She said *she is not happy* in life. I looked up at her sheer disbelief since she seemed to have the best of everything in life.
*"Why do you think so?"*
"I don't know. Everyone tells I have everything needed, *but I am not happy.*
"Then I questioned myself, *am I happy? "No,"* was my inner voice reply.
Now, that was an *eye-opener for me.*
I began my quest to *understand the real cause* of my *unhappiness,*
I couldn't find one.
I dug deeper, *read articles,* spoke to life coaches but nothing made sense.
*At last my doctor* friend gave me the answer which put all my questions and doubts to rest.
*I implemented* those and will say I am *a lot happier person.*
She said, *there are four hormones* which determine a *human's happiness -*
It is important we *understand these hormones,*
as we *need all four* of them *to stay happy.*
Let's look at the *first hormone* the *Endorphins.*
*When we exercise, the body releases Endorphins.*
This hormone helps the body cope with the pain of exercising. We then *enjoy exercising* because these Endorphins will make us happy.
*Laughter is* another good way of *generating Endorphins.*
We need to spend *30 minutes exercising* every day, read or *watch funny stuff* to get our day's dose of Endorphins.
*The second hormone is Dopamine.*
In our journey of life, we accomplish many *little and big tasks, it releases* various levels of *Dopamine.*
*When we get appreciated for our work at the office or at home,* we feel accomplished and good, that is *because it releases Dopamine.*
This also explains *why* most *housewives* are *unhappy* since they *rarely* get *acknowledged* or appreciated *for their work.* Once, we join work, we *buy* a car, a house, the latest gadgets, a *new house* so forth. In each instance, it *releases Dopamine* and we become happy.
Now, do we realize why we become happy when we shop?
*The third hormone Serotonin* is released when we *act in a way that benefits others.*
When we transcend ourselves and give back to others or *to nature or to the society, it releases Serotonin.* Even, providing useful information on the internet like *writing information* blogs, answering peoples questions on Quora or *Facebook groups will generate Serotonin.*
That is *because* we will use our *precious time to help other* people via our answers or articles.
*The final hormone is Oxytocin,*
is released *when* we become *close to other human* beings.
When we *hug our friends* or family *Oxytocin is released.*
The *"Jadoo Ki Jhappi"* from Munnabhai *does really work.*
Similarly, when we *shake hands* or put our *arms around* someone's shoulders, various amounts of *Oxytocin is released.*
So, it is simple, we have to *exercise every day* to get *Endorphins,*
we have to *accomplish* little *goals* and get *Dopamine,*
we *need to* be *nice* to others to *get Serotonin* and
finally *hug our kids,*
friends, and families to *get Oxytocin* and we will *be happy.*
*When we are happy, we can deal* with our challenges and *problems better.*
Now, we can understand *why we need to hug a child who has a bad mood.*
*make your child* more and more *happy* day by day ...
1.*Motivate him to play* on the ground
2. *Appreciate your child* for his small big achievements
3. *inculcate sharing* habit through you to your child
4. *Hug* your child
*Have a Happy Life*.
Sunday, June 16
Wednesday, June 12
My Best Teacher is Bombay...
*Bombay Taught Me: whether you are a millionaire or a ragpicker you must love Samosa pav / Sandwich / Vadapav..
*@ Bombay Taught Me: It makes a lot of difference to catch a 8.55am local than to catch 9.05am local..
*@ Bombay Taught Me" How to behave, how to tackle problems, how to make friends in just 10 mins, how to behave at Global Stage..
*@ Bombay Taught Me: Distance is measured in time and not KM..
*@ Bombay Taught Me: There will always be someone to share the first drop of Monsoon or a pipping hot bhutta with me at Marine Drive..
*@ Bombay Taught Me: That if you can survive this city you can survive the world..
*@ Bombay Taught Me: That there is a vast difference between people traveling in Western, Central and Harbour line..
*@ Bombay Taught Me: That you can own huge bungalows in Pune or Bangalore, or buy a 2 BHK in Mumbai for the same price..
*@ Bombay Taught Me: There is something called 0.5 BHK, and you may not afford it..
*@ Bombay Taught Me: How to talk to strangers without feeling awkward..
*@ Bombay Taught Me: That problems can't be solved easily but can be kept away for a while by contemplatively sitting near sea..
*@ Bombay Taught Me: We can have bus friend, train friend, office friend, mohalla friend not only just school or college friend..
*@ Bombay Taught Me: To fight and never give up in life..
*Salute to Bombay*
Saturday, June 1
Tuesday, May 28
Monday, May 27
Saturday, May 11
Friday, May 10
Thursday, May 9
Friday, April 26
एक लड़की अपने बूढी दादी के साथ ''बरामदे'' में बैठी थी
तभी वहां उसका ''बॉयफ्रेंड'' आ गया !
लड़की अपने बॉयफ्रेंड से -- क्या आप ''रामपाल यादव'' की बुक dad is at home लाये हो ?
बॉयफ्रेंड -- नहीं मैं तो ''कीमती आनंद'' की where should i wait for u किताब लेने आया हूँ !
Thursday, April 25
Tuesday, April 16
*Interesting bit for English lovers*
Once Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar jokingly asked Madhusudhan Dutt, "As you are a Master in English, can you make a sentence without using a single 'E'?"
Dutt, the genius, wrote this...
Monday, April 15
Friday, April 5
Tuesday, March 26
Sunday, March 17
Wednesday, March 6
Friday, February 22
Here is a buffet spread for a meaningful life style - choice is ours...
Starters: (pick any 2):
1. Get up early (you can accomplish 20% more during 5 am to 8 am)
2. Exercise at least for 30 minutes daily (you have no choice on this)
3. Meditate /pray/ pranayam/ omkar/
visualize positive things/do yoga for 30 minutes every day.
Main course (pick any 4)
Sunday, February 17
Friday, February 15
Thursday, February 14
Wednesday, February 6
Friday, January 25
LE BALAIYA, ee ka hua? Kahe albalaye huye hain? Etna narbhasane se kuchchho nahin hoga (Omigosh, what's this? Why are you so flustered? Such nervousness won't help matters.)
The inveterate linguist may scream at such an apparent contamination of Hindi language but the average Bihari simply loves to throw all narrow parameters of grammar to the winds. For them, the funnier they are,the better their adaptability is into their inimitable lingua franca. Over the years, Biharis have invented a language,which was an Unmistakable stamp of their own. In recent times, its popularity has travelled far and wide beyond the borders of the State and many Screen heroes,including Amitabh Bachchan, have mouthed Bihari liches with characteristic elan - a far cry from the days when it was thought to be an infra dig of sorts for anybody other than country bumpkins and unscrupulous politicians to perpetrate such "verbal atrocities".
All that, however, is passe now. Bihari Boli is sweeter than honey.
All that, however, is passe now. Bihari Boli is sweeter than honey.