Sunday, June 22, 2014

Basic shapes in Quilling - tutorials by Kalarasika



Visit www.facebook.com/kalarasika for more collections and details on workshop.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Kalarasika quilling workshop

Kalarasika's Quilling workshop schedule for the month of April:
19 April 2014 (Saturday)

20 April 2014 (Sunday)

25 April 2014 (Friday)

26 April 2014 (Saturday)

27 April 2014 (Sunday)

Attend this 1-day-workshop and learn the art of Quilling.

Take aways: Quilled earrings, key chains, hairclips, pendants and greeting cards - all that you make in the workshop along with the quilling kit.

Fee - Rs.2000/-
Venue - Medavakkam
Time - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Maximum Participants per session : 5

Mail to jaya.chennai88@gmail.com for more details and registration.

Also visit https://www.facebook.com/kalarasika for my collections of quilled jewellery

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Kalarasika Quilling workshop

Quilling Workshop conducted by Kalarasika scheduled for 15th Mar 2014.

Take aways: Quilled earrings, key chains, hairclips, pendants and greeting cards - all that you make in the workshop along with the brand new quilling kit.

Fee: Rs.2000/-
Venue: Medavakkam (Address provided on confirmation)
Date: 15th March 2014, Saturday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Maximum Participants per session : 5

Mail to jaya.chennai88@gmail.com for more details and registration.

Also visit https://www.facebook.com/kalarasika for my collections of quilled jewellery

Friday, December 27, 2013

Kalarasika Quilling Workshop



Learning a new art -  why don't you make it your 2014  new year resolution!!??!!

Quilling workshop at offer price!!

Quilling Workshop conducted by Kalarasika scheduled for 4th Jan 2013.
Take aways: Quilled earrings, key chains, hairclips, pendants and greeting cards - all that you make in the workshop along with the quilling kit.

Fee: Rs.1000/-
Venue: Medavakkam
Date: 4th Jan 2014, Saturday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Maximum Participants per session : 4

Mail to jaya.chennai88@gmail.com for more details and registration.

Also visit https://www.facebook.com/kalarasika for my collections of quilled jewellery :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Difficult Judgment . . .

In a small town in India, a person decided to open up his bar shop,
which was right opposite to a temple.
The temple & its congregation started a campaign to block the bar from
opening with petitions and prayed daily against his business.

Meanwhile work progressed. However, when it was almost complete and
about to open a few days later, a strong lightning struck the bar and
it was burnt to the ground

The temple folks were rather smug in their outlook after that, till
the bar owner sued the temple authorities on the grounds that the
temple through its congregation & prayers was ultimately responsible
for the demise of his bar shop, either through their direct or
indirect actions or means.

In its reply to the court, the temple vehemently denied all
responsibility or any connection that their prayers were reasons for
the bar shop's demise.


As the case made its way into court, the judge looked over the
paperwork at the hearing and commented:

I don't know how I'm going to decide this case, but it appears from
the paperwork,

'we have a bar owner who believes in the power of prayer
and
we have an entire temple and its devotees that don't.'

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Perfect Boss . . .

There were about 70 scientists working on a very hectic project. All of them were really frustrated due to the pressure of work and the demands of their boss but everyone was loyal to him and did not think of quitting the job. One day, one scientist came to his boss and told him - Sir, I have promised to my children that I will take them to the exhibition going on in our township. So I want to leave the office at 5 30 pm. His boss replied "OK, You're permitted to leave the office early today" .The Scientist started working. He continued his work after lunch. As usual he got involved to such an extent that he looked at his watch when he felt he was close to completion. The time was 8.30 PM. Suddenly he remembered of the promise he had given to his children. He looked for his boss, He was not there. Having told him in the morning itself, he closed everything and left for home. Deep within himself, he was feeling guilty for having disappointed his children.

He reached home. Children were not there. His wife alone was sitting in the hall and reading magazines. The situation was explosive, any talk would boomerang on him. His wife asked him "Would you like to have coffee or shall I straight away serve dinner if you are hungry. The man replied "If you would like to have coffee, i too will have but what about Children ??"
Wife replied "You don't know ?? Your manager came here at 5.15 PM and has taken the children to the exhibition "


What had really happened was ...

The boss who granted him permission was observing him working seriously at 5.00 PM. He thought to himself, this person will not leave the work, but if he has promised his children they should enjoy the visit to exhibition. So he took the lead in taking them to exhibition . The boss does not have to do it every time. But once it is done, loyalty is established. That is why all the scientists at Thumba continued to work under their boss even though the stress was tremendous.

By the way , can you hazard a guess as to who the boss was..?

GO BELOW FOR ANSWER

He was none other than . . . . . . . .












Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Former-President of India . . .

Monday, February 14, 2011

Morals with short stories !!!

TRUST is a very important factor for all relationships. When trust is broken, it is the end of the relationship. Lack of trust leads to suspicion, suspicion generates anger, anger causes enmity and enmity may result in separation.

A telephone operator told me that one day she received a phone call. She answered, "Public Utilities Board." There was silence. She repeated, "PUB." There was still no answer. When she was going to cut off the line, she Heard a lady's voice, "Oh, so this is PUB. Sorry, I got the number from my Husband's pocket but I do not know whose number it is."


Without mutual trust, just imagine what will happen to the couple if the telephone operator answered with just "hello" instead of "PUB".





NO POINTING FINGERS


A man asked his father-in-law, "Many people praised you for a successful marriage. Could you please share with me your secret?"

The father-in-law answered in a smile, "Never criticize your wife for her shortcomings or when she does something wrong. Always bear in mind that because of her shortcomings and weaknesses, she could not find a better husband than you."


We all look forward to being loved and respected. Many people are afraid of losing face. Generally, when a person makes a mistake, he would look around to find a scapegoat to point the finger at. This is the start of a war. We should always remember that when we point one finger at a person, the other four fingers are pointing at ourselves.


If we forgive the others, others will ignore our mistake too.





CREATING PERFECT RELATIONSHIPS?


A person visited the government matchmaker for marriage, SDU, and requested "I am looking for a spouse. Please help me to find a suitable one." The SDU officer said, "Your requirements, please." "Oh, good looking, polite, humorous , sporty, knowledgeable, good in singing and dancing. Willing to accompany me the whole day at home during my leisure hour, if I don't go out. Telling me interesting stories when I need companion for conversation and be silent when I want to rest." The officer listened carefully and replied, "I understand you need television."


There is a saying that a perfect match can only be found between a blind wife and a deaf husband, because the blind wife cannot see the faults of the husband and the deaf husband cannot hear the nagging of the wife. Many couples are blind and deaf at the courting stage and dream of perpetual perfect relationship. Unfortunately, when the excitement of love wears off, they wake up a nd discover that marriage is not a bed of roses. The nightmare begins.





NO OVERPOWERING


Many relationships fail because one party tries to overpower another, or demands too much. People in love tend to think that love will conquer all and their spouses will change the bad habits after marriage. Actually, this is not the case. There is a Chinese saying which carries the meaning that
"It is easier to reshape a mountain or a river than a person's character."

It is not easy to change. Thus, having high expectation on changing the spouse character will cause disappointment and unpleasantness.


It would be less painful to change ourselves and lower our expectations..





RIGHT SPEECH

There is a Chinese saying which carries the meaning that
"A speech will either prosper or ruin a nation." Many relationships break off because of wrong speech. When a couple is too close with each other, we always forget mutual respect and courtesy. We may say anything without considering if it would hurt the other party.

A friend and her millionaire husband visited their construction site. A worker who wore a helmet saw her and shouted, "Hi, Emily! Remember me? We used to date in the secondary school." On the way home, her millionaire husband teased her, "Luckily you married me. Otherwise you will be the wife of a construction worker." She answered,"You should appreciate that you married me. Other wise, he will be the millionaire and not you."


Frequently exchanging these remarks plants the seed for a bad relationship. It's like a broken egg - cannot be reversed.





PERSONAL PERCEPTION


Different people have different perception. One man's meat could be another man's poison. A couple bought a donkey from the market. On the way home, a boy commented, "Very stupid. Why neither of them ride on the donkey? "Upon hearing that, the husband let the wife ride on the donkey. He walked besides them. Later, an old man saw it and commented, "The husband is the head of family. How can the wife ride on the donkey while the husband is on foot?" Hearing this, the wife quickly got down and let the husband ride on the donkey.


Further on the way home, they met an old Lady. She commented, "How can the man ride on the donkey but let the wife walk. He is no gentleman."

The husband thus quickly asked the wife to join him on the donkey. Then, they met a young man. He commented, "Poor donkey, how can you hold up the weight of two persons. They are cruel to you." Hearing that, the husband and wife immediately climbed down from the donkey and carried it on their shoulders.


It seems to be the only choice left. Later, on a nar row bridge, the donkey was frightened and struggled. They lost their balance and fell into the river.
You can never have everyone praise you, nor will everyone condemn you. Never in the past, not at present, and never will be in the future.

Thus, do not be too bothered by others words if our conscience is clear..




BE PATIENT


This is a true story which happened in the States. A man came out of his home to admire his new truck. To his puzzlement, his three-year-old son was happily hammering dents into the shiny paint of the truck. The man ran to his son, knocked him away, hammered the little boy's hands into pulp as punishment. When the father calmed down, he rushed his son to the hospital.


Although the doctor tried desperately to save the crushed bones, he finally had to amputate the fingers from both the boy's hands. When the boy woke up from the surgery & saw his bandaged stubs, he innocently said, "Daddy, I'm sorry about your truck." Then he asked, "but when are my fingers going to grow back?" The father went home & committed suicide.


Think about this story the next time someone steps on your feet or u wish to take revenge. Think first before u lose your patience with someone u love. Trucks can be repaired.. Broken bones & hurt feelings often can't. Too often we fail to recognize the difference between the person and the performance. We forget that forgiveness is greater than revenge.


People make mistakes. We are allowed to make mistakes. But the actions we take while in a rage will haunt us forever.




"Good Life starts only when you stop wanting a better One"




" Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away "

Sunday, February 13, 2011

An Interesting Questionairre

'Mysorepak' doen't mean it is coming from Mysore, Isn't it?

So are the items listed in this questionairre!

New High School Exit Exam, you only need 4 correct out of 10 questions to pass.
(Passing requires only 4 correct answers)


1) How long did the Hundred Years' War last?



2) Which country makes Panama hats?



3) From which animal do we get cat gut?



4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?



5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?



6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?



7) What was King George VI's first name?



8) What color is a purple finch?



9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?



10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?




Remember, you need only 4 correct answers to pass.




Check your answers below .......












ANSWERS TO THE QUIZ



1) How long did the Hundred Years War last? 116 years


2) Which country makes Panama hats? Ecuador


3) From which animal do we get cat gut? Sheep and Horses


4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? November


5) What is a camel's hair brush made of? Squirrel fur


6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal? Dogs


7) What was King George VI's first name? Albert


8) What color is a purple finch? Crimson


9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from? New Zealand


10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?
Orange (of course)


What do you mean, you failed?


Me, too.



(And if you try to tell me you passed, you LIED!)

CHEERS !!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Panchatantra Story !!

Once upon a time, there was a software engineer who used to develop programs on his Pentium machine, sitting under a tree on the banks of a river.

He used to earn his bread by selling those programs in the Sunday market. One day, while he was working, his machine tumbled off the table and fell in the river.

Encouraged by the Panchatantra story of his childhood (the woodcutter and the axe), he started praying to the River Goddess.

The River Goddess wanted to test him and so appeared only after one month of rigorous prayers. The engineer told her that he had lost his computer in the river.

As usual, the Goddess wanted to test his honesty.

She showed him a match box and asked, “Is this your computer ?”

Disappointed by the Goddess’ lack of computer awareness, the engineer replied, “No.” She next showed him a pocket-sized calculator and asked if that was his. Annoyed, the engineer said “No, not at all!!” Finally, she came up with his own Pentium machine and asked if it was his. The engineer, left with no option, sighed and said “Yes.” The River Goddess was happy with his honesty. She was about to give him all three items, but before she could make the offer, the engineer asked her, “Don’t you know that you’re supposed to show me some better computers before bringing up my own ?” The River Goddess, angered at this, replied, “I know that, you stupid idiot! The first two things I showed you were the Trillennium and the Billennium, the latest computers from IBM!” So saying, she disappeared with the Pentium!!


Moral: If you’re not up-to-date with technology trends, it is better keep your mouth shut and let people think you’re a genius, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

JUDGE . . .

Once upon a time there was a painter who had just completed his course. He took 3 days and painted beautiful scenery. He wanted people's opinion about his caliber and painting skills.


He put his creation at a busy street-crossing. And just down below aboard which read -"I have painted this piece. Since I'm new to this profession I might have committed some mistakes in my strokes etc. Please put a cross wherever you see a mistake."

While he came back in the evening to collect his painting he was completely shattered to see that whole canvass was filled with Xs(crosses) and some people had even written their comments on the painting.

Disheartened and broken completely he ran to his master's place and burst into tears.
This young artist was breathing heavily and master heard him saying"I'm useless and if this is what I have learnt to paint I'm not worth becoming a painter. People have rejected me completely. I feel like dying"

Master smiled and suggested "My Son, I will prove that you are a greatartist and have learnt a flawless painting. Do as I say without questioning it. It WILL work."

Young artist reluctantly agreed and two days later early morning he presented a replica of his earlier painting to his master. Master took that gracefully and smiled.


"Come with me." master said.

They reached the same street-square early morning and displayed the same painting exactly at the same place. Now master took out anotherboard which read -"Gentlemen, I have painted this piece. Since I'm new to this profession I might have committed some mistakes in my strokesetc. I have put a box with colors and brushes just below. Please do a favor. If you see a mistake, kindly pick up the brush and correct it."

Master and disciple walked back home.

They both visited the place same evening. Young painter was surprised to see that actually there was not a single correction done so far. Next day again they visited and found painting remained untouched. They say the painting was kept there for a month for no correction came in!


Moral of the story:
It is easier to criticize, but DIFFICULT TO IMPROVE!

So don't get carried away or judge yourself by someone else’s criticism and feel depressed...

JUDGE YOURSELF! YOU ARE YOUR BEST JUDGE!!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

LATERAL THINKING. . .

Many years ago in a small Indian village,
A farmer had the misfortune of owing a large sum of money to a village moneylender. The Moneylender, who was old and ugly, fancied the farmer's beautiful Daughter. So he proposed a bargain.
He said he would forgo the farmer's debt if he could marry his Daughter. Both the farmer and his daughter were horrified by the Proposal. So the cunning money-lender suggested that they let Providence decide the matter. He told them that he would put a black Pebble and a white pebble into an empty money bag. Then the girl would have to pick one pebble from the bag.
1) If she picked the black pebble, she would become his wife and her father's debt would be forgiven.
2) If she picked the white pebble she need not marry him and her father's debt would still be forgiven. 3) But if she refused to pick a pebble, her father would be thrown into Jail. They were standing on a pebble strewn path in the farmer's field. As They talked, the moneylender bent over to pick up two pebbles. As he Picked them up, the sharp-eyed girl noticed that he had picked up two Black pebbles and put them into the bag.
He then asked the girl to pick A pebble from the bag.
Now, imagine that you were standing in the field. What would you have Done if you were the girl? If you had to advise her, what would you Have told her?
Careful analysis would produce three possibilities:
1. The girl should refuse to take a pebble. 2. The girl should show that there were two black pebbles in the bag And expose the money-lender as a cheat.
3. The girl should pick a black pebble and sacrifice herself in order To save her father from his debt and imprisonment. Take a moment to ponder over the story. The above story is used with The hope that it will make us appreciate the difference between lateral And logical thinking.
The girl's dilemma cannot be solved with Traditional logical thinking. Think of the consequences if she chooses The above logical answers. What would you recommend to the Girl to do? Try to answer before scrolling down. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .





Well, here is what she did ....

The girl put her hand into the moneybag and drew out a pebble. Without Looking at it, she fumbled and let it fall onto the pebble-strewn path Where it immediately became lost among all the other pebbles.

"Oh, how clumsy of me," she said. "But never mind, if you look into the Bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble I Picked."

Since the remaining pebble is black, it must be assumed that she had Picked the white one. And since the money-lender dared not admit his Dishonesty, the girl changed what seemed an impossible situation into An extremely advantageous one.

MORAL OF THE STORY:

Most complex problems do have a solution. It is only that we don't Attempt to think.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF...

1. If you see children Begging anywhere in TAMIL NADU, please contact:
"RED SOCIETY" at 9940217816. They will help the children for their studies.

2. Where you can search for any BLOOD GROUP, you will get thousand's of
donor address.

3. If anyone met with fire accident or people born with problems in their
ear, nose and mouth can get free PLASTIC SURGERY done by Kodaikanal PASAM
Hospital, from 23rd March to 4th April by German
Doctors. Everything is free. Contact : 045420-240668,245732

4. If you find any important documents like Driving license, Ration card,
Passport, Bank Pass Book, etc., missed by someone, simply put them
into any near
by Post Boxes. They will automatically reach the owner and Fine will be
collected from them.

5. By the next 10 months, our earth will become 4 degrees hotter than what it
is now. Our Himalayan glaciers are melting at rapid rate. So let all of us lend
our hands to fight GLOBAL WARMING.
-Plant more Trees.
-Don't waste Water & Electricity.
-Don't use or burn Plastics

6. It costs 38 Trillion dollars to create OXYGEN for 6 months for all Human
beings on earth.
"TREES DO IT FOR FREE" "Respect them and Save them"www.friendstosupport.org

7. Engineering Students can register in
www.campuscouncil.comhttp://ruraleye.org/

8. Heart Surgery free of cost for children (0-10 yr) Sri Valli Baba Institute
Banglore. 10.
Contact : 9916737471

9. Medicine for Blood Cancer!!!!
'Imitinef Mercilet' is a medicine which cures blood cancer. Its available free
of cost at "Adyar Cancer Institute in Chennai". Create Awareness. It might help
someone.

Cancer Institute in Adyar, Chennai

Category: Cancer
Address:
East Canal Bank Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar
Chennai -600020
Landmark: Near Michael School
Phone: 044-24910754 044-24910754 , 044-24911526 044-24911526 ,
0 you have a function/party at your home in India and food gets wasted, don't
hesitate to call 1098 (only in India ) - Its not a Joke, This is the
number of Child helpline.

They will come and collect the food. Please circulate this message which can
help feed many children.

10. Special phone number for Eye bank and Eye donation: 04428281919 and
04428271616 (Sankara Nethralaya Eye Bank). For More information about how to
donate eyes plz visit these sites.

AND LETS TRY TO HELP INDIA BE A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE IN

Please save our nature for "OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS"

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Asgni Meele Purohitam is the first verse of Rig Veda

HMV had once published a pamphlet giving the history of gramophone
record. Gramophone was invented by Thomas Alva Edison in the 19th
century. Edison, who had invented many other gadgets like electric
light and the motion picture camera, had become a legend even in his
own time.


When He invented the gramophone record, which could record human voice
for posterity, he wanted to record the voice of an eminent scholar on
his first piece. For that he chose Prof. Max Muller of England,another
great personality of the 19th century. He wrote to Max Muller saying,
"I want to meet you and record your voice. When should I come?" Max
Muller who had great respect for Edison asked him to come on a
suitable time when most of the scholars of the Europe would be
gathering in England.



Accordingly Edison took a ship and went to England. He was introduced
to the audience. All cheered Edison's presence. Later at the request
of Edison Max Muller came on the stage and spoke in front of the
instrument. Then Edison went back to his laboratory and by afternoon
came back with a disc. He played the gramophone disc from his
instrument. The audience was thrilled to hear the voice of Max Muller
from the instrument.They were glad that voices of great persons like
Max Muller could be stored for the benefit of posterity.



After several rounds of applause and congratulations to Thomas Alwa
Edison, Max Muller came to the stage and addressed the scholars and
asked them, "You heard my original voice in the morning. Then you
heard the same voice coming out from this instrument in the afternoon.
Do you understand what I said in the morning or what you heard in the
afternoon?".



The audience fell silent because they could not understand the
language in which Max Muller had spoken.It was `Greek and Latin' to
them as they say. But had it been Greek or Latin, they would have
definitely understood because they were from various parts of Europe.
It was in a language which the European scholars had never heard.



Max Muller then explained what he had spoken.He said that the language
he spoke was Sanskrit and it was the first sloka of Rig Veda, which
says "Agni Meele Purohitam" . This was the first recorded public
version on the gramophone plate.



Why did Max Muller choose this? Addressing the audience he said,
"Vedas are the oldest text of the human race. And Agni Meele Purohitam
is the first verse of Rig Veda. In the most primordial time when the
people of Europe were jumping like Chimpanzees, from tree to tree and
branch to branch, when they did not know how to cover their bodies,
but with fig leaves, did not know agriculture and lived by hunting and
lived in caves, at that remote past, Indians had attained high
civilization and they gave to the world universal philosophies in the
form of the Vedas.

Friday, January 7, 2011

MANAGEMENT LESSONS

It is the order of the day to look for 'management lessons' in any
thing , be it "Bhagawath Geetha' , or' 'Thirukkural' or 'Ramayana" !
An attempt here to take a few tips for management from 'Ramayana'!
View , enjoy and learning part , I leave it to you!


THIS IS A REALLY GREAT ONE.....

In the Great Epics of India, Ramayan and Mahabharata, war ends not
with celebration of victory but with transmission of knowledge. In the
Ramayan, Ravan lies mortally wounded on the battlefield, when Ram
turns to his brother Lakshman, and says, “While Ravan was a brute, he
was also a great scholar. Go to him quickly and request him to share
whatever knowledge he can.” The obedient Lakshman rushes to Ravan’s
side and whispers in his ears, “Demon King, all your life you have
taken not given. Now the noble Ram gives you an opportunity to mend your ways. Share your vast wisdom. Do not let it die with you. For that you will be
blessed.” Ravan responds by simply turning away. An angry Lakshman
goes back to Ram and says: “He is as arrogant as he always was, too
proud to share anything.” Ram looks at his brother and asks him
softly, “Where did you stand while asking him for knowledge?” “Next to
his head so that I hear what he had to say clearly.” Ram smiles,
places his bow on the ground and walks to where Ravan lies. Lakshman
watches in astonishment as his brother kneels at Ravan’s feet. With
palms joined, with extreme humility, Ram says, “Lord of Lanka, you
abducted my wife, a terrible crime for which I have been forced to
punish you. Now, you are no more my enemy. I see you now as you are
known across the world, as the wise son of Rishi Vishrava. I bow to
you and request you to share your wisdom with me. Please do that for
if you die without doing so, all your wisdom will be lost forever to the
world.” To Lakshman’s surprise, Ravan opens his eyes and raises his
arms to salute Ram, “If only I had more time as your teacher than as
your enemy. Standing at my feet as a student should, you are a worthy
recipient of my knowledge. I have very little time so I cannot share
much but let me tell you one important lesson I have learnt in my
life. Things that are bad for you seduce you easily; you run towards
them impatiently. But things that are good for you, fail to attract
you. You shun them creatively, finding excuses to justify your
procrastination. That is why I was impatient to abduct Sita but
procrastinated in meeting you. This is the wisdom of my life, dear
Ram. My last words I give to you.” With these words, Ravan dies.



There’s similar knowledge transmission after the Mahabharat war gets
over. The Kauravas are all dead. As the victorious Pandavas are about
to assume control of Hastinapur, Lord Krishna advises them to talk to
Bhisma Pitamaha, their grand uncle, who lies mortally wounded on the
battlefield. As a result of a devine blessing, death would elude him
for some more time. “Make him talk until his last breath. Ask him
questions. He has a lot to tell,” says Krishna . Sure enough, when
prompted, the dying Bhisma spends hours discussing various topics:
history, geography, politics, economics, management, war, ethics,
morality, astronomy, metaphysics and spirituality. Bhisma’s discourse
is detailed in the Shanti Parva (discussions on Peace) and Anushasan
Parva (discussions on Discipline) that makes up a quarter of the
Mahabharata. After listening to their grand uncle, the Pandavas have a
better understanding of the world, and this makes them better rulers.
Ram asked Ravan for his wisdom before his death. The Pandavas listened
to a lengthy discourse from Bhisma as he lay dying on the battlefield.
In the context of commercial organisations, this is

Knowledge Management. Both these stories draw attention to the value
of knowledge. In triumph, it is easy to claim material possessions of
the defeated, but it is not easy to claim their knowledge. Knowledge
does not outlive death. It is lost for ever with the death of the
knowledgeable.



Every day, people leave organisations, taking their knowledge with
them – knowledge which they acquired because they were part of the
organisation. They take with them knowledge of clients, markets,
business processes, tricks of trade, etc. These may not be
confidential information or patented information, but it is
information that gives an organisation its cutting edge. Over the past
decade, a whole new business process known as Knowledge Management has
evolved that seeks to harness, store, transmit this knowledge. Every
CEO agrees that it is a valuable business process, that investment in
it is critical. Policies have been made, people have been hired and
systems have been deployed. Unfortunately, for all the initial
enthusiasm, implementation has been lacking.



Often because they are like Sahadeva, the youngest Pandava. In the
Mahabharata, he is described as an expert in many predictive sciences
such as astrology, palmistry and face reading. But he is also cursed
in a manner that if he ever gave information voluntarily, his head
will split and he would die instantenously. That is why he is silent
throughout the epic. He knows every fortune and misfortune that his
family will go through, but he can never use his knowledge to forewarn
them. When Dharmaraj Yudhishtira finally learns of his brother’s
prowess he is furious: “Why did you not tell me all that you knew?”
All he gets in response is Sahadeva’s silence. Most employees in an
organisation are Sahadevas (by choice). They are dumb when it comes to
sharing knowledge. Knowledge Management is leadership driven. Only a
Ram can do it, not a Laskhman . He must first believe in it.
We must respect the fact that everyone in

the organisation, even those who we do not particularly like, are
repositories of great wisdom – not only knowledge of things that work
but also knowledge of things that do not work. We must make conscious
efforts to capture as much of it as possible. Take a step back. Check
if you are creatively shunning this rather tedious matter of Knowledge
Management. If you are, then remember that Ramayan and Mahabharata
were written at a time when civilization had just set in, probably six
or seven thousand years ago and even then our saints and sages knew
what will take India forward: Knowledge Management. It will be a pity
if we do not take advantage of lessons imparted by these immortal
epics. The advanced western world makes full use of these lessons,
unfortunately we still don't. We consider Ramayan and Mahabharata as
religous books, which they are NOT.

Monday, October 25, 2010

YOU ARE .....


You are strong... when you take your grief and teach it to smile.

You are brave... when you overcome your fear and help others to do the same.

You are happy... when you see a flower and are thankful for the blessing.

You are loving... when your own pain does not blind you to the pain of others.

You are wise... when you know the limits of your wisdom.

You are true... when you admit there are times you fool yourself.

You are alive... when tomorrow's hope means more to you than yesterday's mistake.

You are growing... when you know what you are but not what you will become.

You are free... when you are in control of yourself and do not wish to control others.

You are honorable... when you find your honor is to honor others.

You are generous... when you can take as sweetly as you can give.

You are humble... when you do not know how humble you are.

You are thoughtful... when you see me just as I am and treat me just as you are.

You are merciful... when you forgive in others the faults you condemn in yourself.

You are beautiful... when you don't need a mirror to tell you.

You are rich... when you never need more than what you have.

You are you... when you are at peace with who you are not

Sunday, October 24, 2010

LYRICS OF Yeh Ishq Hai from JAB WE MET

Haan hai Koi to wajah
Jo jeena ka maza yun aane laga
Yeh hawaon mein hai kya
Thoda sa jo naasha yun chane laga
Pucho na pucha mujhe kya
Hua hai teri raahon mein aakar (pucho na pucha na)
Pucho na pucha mujhe kya
Milega teri bahon mein aakar

Yeh Ishq haaye baithe bithaye
Jannat dikhaye haan
O raama
Yeh Ishq haaye baithe bithaye
Jannat dikhaye haan

Todi maine sare hi bandhan zamane tere
Todungi na mein vada
Aadha hissa mere to dil ki kahani ka tu
Piya mein baaki aadha
Dekho na dekho mujhe kya hua hai
Teri yaadhon mein kho kar
Pucho na pucha mujhe kya hua hai
Teri baton mein jeekar

Yeh Ishq haaye baithe bithaye
Jannat dikhaye haan
O raama
Yeh Ishq haaye baithe bithaye
Jannat dikhaye haan

Mere jaise lakho mile honge tujhko
Piya, mujhe to mila tuu hi
Tu hi mere hooton ki khilti hui si hasi
Gila bhi piya tu hi
Dekho na dekho mujhe kya hua hai
Tujhe sapno mein lakar (dekho na dekho)
Pucho na pucha mujhe kya hua hai
Teri baaton mein aakar

Yeh Ishq haaye baithe bithaye
Jannat dikhaye haan
O raama
Yeh Ishq haaye baithe bithaye
Jannat dikhaye haan

Haan hai koi to wajah
Jo jeena ka maza yun aane laga
Yeh hawaon mein hai kya
Thoda sa jo naasha yun chane laga
Pucho na pucha mujhe kya
Hua hai teri raahon mein aakar (pucho na pucha na)
Pucho na pucha mujhe kya
Milega teri bahon mein aakar

Yeh Ishq haaye baithe bithaye
Jannat dikhaye haan
O raama
Yeh Ishq haaye baithe bithaye
Jannat dikhaye haan

Sunday, August 8, 2010

APNI AANKHON KE SAMUNDAR MEIN......




"Apni Aankhon Ke Samundar" is one of my favourite songs...

Apni aankhon ke samundar mein utar jaane de
Tera muzrim hun mujhe doob ke mar jane de

Aye naye dost na samjhunga tujhe bhi apna
Pehle maaji ka koi zakhm to bhar jaane de

Apni aankhon ke samundar mein utar jaane de
Tera muzrim hun mujhe doob ke mar jane de

Aag duniya ki lagayee hui bujh jayegi
Koi aansoon mere daaman pe bikhar jaane de

Zakhm kitne teri chahat se mile hain mujhko
Sochta hun ke kahun tujh se magar jaane de

Apni aankhon ke samundar mein utar jaane de
Tera muzrim hun mujhe doob ke mar jane de

Monday, August 2, 2010

Trouble Sleeping??

Ten tips for good night's sleep :

Stick to a schedule. Erratic bedtimes do not allow for your body to align to the proper circadian rhythms. Mum was right when she set a time we always had to go to sleep as kids. Also, make sure you try to keep the same schedule on weekends too, otherwise the next morning, you’d wake later and feel overly tired.

Sleep only at night. Avoid daytime sleep if possible. Daytime naps steal hours from nighttime slumber. Limit daytime sleep to 20-minute, power naps.

Exercise. It’s actually known to help you sleep better. Your body uses the sleep period to recover its muscles and joints that have been exercised. Twenty to thirty minutes of exercise every day can help you sleep, but be sure to exercise in the morning or afternoon. Exercise stimulates the body and aerobic activity before bedtime may make falling asleep more difficult.

Taking a hot shower or bath before bed helps bring on sleep because they can relax tense muscles.

Avoid eating just before bed.
Avoid eat large meals or spicy foods before bedtime. Give yourself at least 2 hours from when you eat to when you sleep. This allows for digestion to happen (or at least start) well before you go to sleep so your body can rest well during the night, rather than churning away your food.

Avoid caffeine. It keeps you awake and that’s now what you want for a good nights sleep. We all know that.

Read a fiction book.
It takes you to a whole new world if you really get into it. And then take some time to ponder over the book as you fall asleep. I find as I read more and more, regardless of the book, I get more tired at night and so find it easier to fall asleep. Different for others?

Have the room slightly cooler. I prefer this to a hot room. I prefer to turn off the heat and allow the coolness to circulate in and out of the windows. If I get cold, I wear warmer clothes. It also saves on the bills as you’re not going to require the heat all night long.

Sleep in silence. I find sleeping with no music or TV on more easy and restful. I guess others are different, but sleep with no distractions is best for a clearer mind.


Avoid alcohol before bedtime. It’s a depressant; although it may make it easier to fall asleep, it causes you to wake up during the night. As alcohol is digested your body goes into withdrawal from the alcohol, causing nighttime awakenings and often nightmares for some people.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY SWEETHEARTS...


Friendship isn't always easily described. The Eskimos, they say, have a hundred different words for snow. Unfortunately, the English language isn't quite as innovative, though it has vast opportunities to differentiate meaning. Certainly, Love is one of those opportunities. And so, too, is Friendship.

Instead of different words, however, we're stuck with simple adjectives. Close friend. Best friend. Childhood friend. Intimate friend. Trusted friend. Beloved friend. But whether you use adjectives or different words, few could deny the nearly infinite meaning in such a simple word.

Friends are special people. We can't pick our family, and we're sorely limited in the number of them at any rate. Society and mores (and often our own conscience) dictate we select a single mate. But our friends can be as diverse and infinite as the adjectives we choose. Our friends, in a very real sense, reflect the choices we make in life.




HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY BUDDIES :)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

" There is a lesson " says this message !!!



There is a story of about a sea captain who, in his retirement, skippered a boat taking day-trippers to Shetland islands.

On one trip, the boat was full of young people. They laughed at the old captain when they saw him say a prayer before sailing out, because the day was fine and the sea was calm.

However they weren't long at sea when a storm suddenly blew up and the boat began to pitch violently. The terrified passengers came to the captain and asked him to join them in prayer.

But he replied, "I say my prayers when it's calm. When it's rough I attend to my ship."

Here is a lesson for us......

If we cannot seek God in quiet moments of our lives, we are not likely to find him when trouble strikes. We are more likely to panic. But if we have learnt to seek him and trust him in quiet moments, then most certainly we will find him when the going gets rough.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Who else or how else , the presence of GOD be established ?



Read it full......... Don't miss even a single word....
An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem
science has with God, The Almighty.
He asks one of his new students to stand and.....

Prof:
So you believe in God?

Student:
Absolutely, sir.
Prof
Is God good?

Student:
Sure.

Prof:
Is God all-powerful?

Student
Yes..
Prof:
My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him.
Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn't.
How is this God good then?
(Student is silent.)
Prof:
You can't answer, can you? Let's start again, young fella. Is God good?

Student:
Yes.
Prof:
Is Satan good?

Student
: No.

Prof:
Where does Satan come from?
Student:
From....God...

Prof:
That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?

Student:Yes.

Prof:
Evil is everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything. Correct?

Student:
Yes.

Prof:So who created evil?
(Student does not answer.)
Prof:
Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible
things exist in the world, don't they?

Student:
Yes, sir.

Prof:
So, who created them?(Student has no answer.)

Prof:
Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the
world around you.
Tell me, son...Have you ever seen God?

Student:No, sir.

Prof:
Tell us if you have ever heard your God?

Student:
No, sir.
Prof:
Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have you
ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?

Student:
No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.
Prof:
Yet you still believe in Him?

Student:
Yes.
Prof:
According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your
GOD doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?

Student:
Nothing. I only have my faith.
Prof:
Yes. Faith. And that is the problem science has.

Student:
Professor, is there such a thing as heat?

Prof:
Yes.
Student:
And is there such a thing as cold?

Prof:
Yes.
Student:
No sir. There isn't.
(The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events.)

StudentSir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat,
white heat, a little heat or no heat.. But we don't have anything
called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but
we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold .
Cold is only a word we use to describe the
absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy Cold is not
the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it .
(There is pin-drop silence in the lecture theatre.)



Student:
What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?


Prof:Yes. What is night if there isn't darkness?

Student :You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can
have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light.....But if
you have no light constantly, you have nothing and it's called
darkness, isn't it? In reality, darkness isn't. If it were you would
be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?

Prof:So what is the point you are making, young man?

Student:
Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.
Prof:
Flawed? Can you explain how?

Student:Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is
life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God. You are
viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can
measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought.. It uses
electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully
understood either one.To view death as the opposite of life is to be
ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing.
Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it.

Now tell me, Professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved
from a monkey?
Prof:
If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.

Student:
Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?
(The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize
where the argument is going.)
Student:
Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and
cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you
not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a
preacher? (The class is in uproar.)
Student:
Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor's brain?
(The class breaks out into laughter.)

Student
Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's brain, felt
it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according
to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol,
science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir,
how do we then trust your lectures, sir?
(The room is silent. The professor stares at the student, his face
unfathomable.)

Prof:
I guess you'll have to take them on faith, son.

Student:
That is it sir... *The link between man & god is FAITH *. That is all
that keeps things moving & alive.

NB: I believe you have enjoyed the conversation...and if so...you'll
probably want your friends/colleagues to enjoy the same...won't
you?.... this is a true story, and the *
student was none other than ....... *


*APJ Abdul Kalam*


The former President of India .