Tuesday, 24 February 2009


Here is the reason. Once, Newton came to India and watched a few Tamil movies that had his head spinning. He was convinced that all his logic and laws in physics were just a huge pile of junk and apologized for everything he had done.

In the movie of Rajanikanth, Newton was confused to such an extent that he went paranoid.
Here are a few scenes :
1) Rajanikanth has a Brain Tumor which, according to the doctors can't be cured and his death is imminent. In one of the fights, our great Rajanikanth is shot in the head. To everybody's surprise, the bullet passes through his ears taking away the tumor along with it and he is cured! Long Live Rajanikanth!
2) In another movie, Rajanikanth is confronted with 3 gangsters. Rajanikanth has a gun but unfortunately only one bullet and a knife. Guess, what he does? He throws the knife at the middle gangster? & shoots the bullet towards the knife. The knife cuts the bullet into 2 pieces, which kills both the gangsters on each side of the middle gangster & the knife kills the middle one.
3) Rajanikanth is chased by a gangster. Rajanikanth has a revolver but no bullets in it. Guess what he does. Nah? Not even in your remotest imaginations. He waits for the gangster to shoot. As soon as the gangster shoots, Rajanikanth opens the bullet compartment of his revolver and catches the bullet. Then, he closes the bullet compartment and fires his gun.
Bang...the gangster dies... This was too much for our Newton to take! He was completely shaken and decided to go back. But he happened to see another movie for one last time, and thought that at least one movie would follow his theory of physics. The whole movie goes fine and Newton is happy that all in the world hasn't changed. Oops, not so fast!

The 'climax' finally arrives. Rajanikanth gets to know that the villain is on the other side of a very high wall. So high that Rajanikanth can't jump even if he tries like one of those superman techniques that our heroes normally use.
Rajanikanth has to desperately kill the villain because it's the climax. (Big brother Newton is smiling since it is virtually impossible?)

Rajanikanth suddenly pulls two guns from his pockets. He throws one gun in the air and when the gun has reached above the height of the wall, he uses the second gun and shoots at the trigger of the first gun in air. The first gun fires off and the villain is dead. Newton Commits Suicide!!!!!!!!!!

Situation 1

There was a criminal called `Raju’ who was suffering a rigorous imprisonment for 10 years in a jail. Before the eighth year of his imprisonment he escaped from the jail and in order to avoid police he had gone to a tiny village in an adjacent state and started living there in a hope that nobody will recognize him.

He started a small business there. Gradually his business flourished and in a few years he was well-known as a successful businessman. He used to help the village people financially, used to give advises to the people, used to give decisions in small disputes and he also built a temple in the village.

One day a newly married bride called Jayashree comes to this village. She is a simple lady, straightforward, hard-working and kind. She becomes the gem of her family.

One fine day she sees Raju and recognizes him as a escaped criminal. She couldn’t sleep for the next three days due to her conscience ….. One moment she feels that as he became a good person she should not go to police and other moment she feels that as an alert citizen its her duty to tell the police that this is the one who escaped from the jail. Now suppose that you are that Jayashree. What you would have done….. What will be your decision and why? Explain it in few words.

Original post and must read comments : Situation 1

Born to live...

Don't go the way life takes you. Take the life the way you go. And remember, you are born to live and not living because you are born.

Original post : Born to live !!!

Raju and Jayashree

Reference: My second last blog `Situation 1’.

When I was doing B.Ed. one day our teacher suddenly presented this situation to us and asked our opinions on it. As we were 100 students, nearly 40-50 students gave their opinions. Few of us asked the teacher her own opinion. And other students remained silent.

The situation given here is called dilemma situation. It is to be given in the classroom and students are asked to give opinion. When students respond to this situation it gradually helps them to increase their power of decision making and moral development as this question and the answers on it by other people stir their mind.

Sometimes students change their opinion hearing colleague’s opinion. It is good in the sense that the teacher could take the student to desired moral development. But teacher must not give her own opinion as a senior figure her right/wrong opinion could affect the students.

On our each opinion teacher asked us some questions but never told her own opinion. Later she told us to repeat the same procedure in regular classrooms when we’ll become the teacher.
My experience of Std. 8th student is that every child has his own ideas/explanation about the situation. They do not talk philosophy but they have certain action plan. They never say let ‘Jayashree’ do it but they say that I’ll do this and that. Lastly I’ll say they have special way of thinking, unusual logic and a capacity to think with totally diverse angle.

Such situations help them for moral development in adolescent which helps them in later years. It also helps them to think about a question with various angles and to respect other’s opinion.

Thanks and warm regards,

The moral development technique most often used is to present a hypothetical or factual value dilemma story which is then discussed in small groups. Students are presented with alternative viewpoints within these discussions which are in hypothesized to lead to higher, more developed moral thinking. There are three critical variables that make a dilemma appropriate:
The story must present "a real conflict for the central character", include "a number of moral issues for consideration", and "generate differences of opinion among students about the appropriate response to the situation."

A leader who can help to focus the discussion on moral reasoning.

A classroom climate that encourages students to express their moral reasoning freely.

The links :

Original post : Raju and Jayashree

Stay connected.....

It was a sports stadium. Eight Children were standing on the track to participate in the running event. * Ready! * Steady! * Bang!!! With the sound of Toy pistol, all eight girls started running. Hardly have they covered ten to fifteen steps, one of the smaller girls slipped and fell down, due to bruises and pain she started crying. When other seven girls heard this sound, stopped running, stood for a while and turned back, they all ran back to the place where the girl fell down. One among them bent, picked and kissed the girl gently and enquired 'Now pain must have reduced'. All seven girls lifted the fallen girl, pacified her, two of them held the girl firmly and they all seven joined hands together and walked together and reached the winning post.
Officials were shocked. Clapping of thousands of spectators filled the stadium. Many eyes were filled with tears and perhaps it had reached the GOD even!

YES. This happened in Hyderabad, recently !

The sport was conducted by National Institute of Mental Health.

All these special girls had come to participate in this event and they are spastic children.
Yes, they were mentally retarded.What did they teach this world?
Equality among all? . . . . . . . . ????

"Successful people help others who are slow in learning so that they are not left far behind."
Stay connected........

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The Hicks family of Adelaide, Australia, before going on a long overseas holiday, dropped their Persian cat, Howie, off with their parents, whom lived over one thousand miles away from Adelaide. Months later when the Hicks family returned and was ready to pick Howie up, they found out that Howie had escaped in his second week of visiting.
Howie was an indoor cat who had never even seen a dog, and never hunted anything more substantial than a housefly. The family was heartbroken, and searched for him for a month without success. Having to return to Adelaide, their home was not the same, but they could not bring themselves to get another cat.
A year had passed, when one afternoon they found a miserable looking longhaired cat, with a wounded paw, who was filthy and starved. When their daughter Kirsten came home from school and saw the cat, she stopped, then ran forward screaming out “Howie ! Howie !”. The mother was shocked, could this straggly cat be their pedigree Persian? It was Howie.
In the twelve months it had taken Howie to make the one-thousand-mile trek home, the pampered Persian had somehow forded rivers, crossed two tracts of hostile desert and fought his way through the vast wilderness of the Australian outback. He knew where his home was and neither distance nor danger could keep him from coming back. A trip to the vet, lots of food and love, and soon he looked again like the proud Persian king of his household.

The Link : http://rulingcatsanddogs.com/cat-stories-feline-story-pampered-persian.htm
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सुखस्य दु:खस्य कोऽपि न दाता
परो ददाति इति कुबुद्धिरेषा ।
अहं करोमीति वृथाभिमान:
स्वकर्मसूत्रे ग्रथितो हि लोक:।।

There is no one who gives us happiness or pain. The thinking that someone else gives it is totally wrong. The feeling ‘I do’ (I’m the doer) is wrong. Every person is bonded with the `Karma’ of his/her previous birth (Whatever happens with us is an effect of our previous birth behaviour).

सुख या दुःख देनेवाला कोई भी नहीं होता। दूसरा कोई हमें यह देता है, यह विचार गलत है। "मैं करता हूँ", यह अभिमान गलत है। सभी अपने-अपने पूर्वजन्म के कर्मों से बन्धे हुए होते हैं।

Original post : सुभाषितम्.....

The Help

A man is walking along the street when he is brutally beaten and robbed. He lies unconscious, bleeding.
While he is lying there, a police officer passes by but crosses to the other side of the road, without trying to help.
A boy scout troop does the same. As does a number of pedestrians.
Finally, a Psychologist walks by, and runs up to the man. He bends down and says, "My God! Whoever did this, needs help."
- Thanks to C. Buckly and others.

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Wah Wah

Few days ago I sent a piece of Shayari as a personal message to all. My 360 Friend Mr. Aanand Ghare replied instantly in poetic form only. Just putting it here as a blog before I forget. Hats off to his poetic ability....

-------------Mrudula wrote:

ऐ दोस्त तू भी लिखाकर शायरी,
किसी दिन मेरी तरह तेरा भी नाम हो जाएगा,
जब तुझ पर भी पडेंगे अण्डे टमाटर,
तेरी भी शाम की सब्ज़ी का इंतझाम हो जाएगा ।
(My dear friend, start writing poems and be a famous poet like me,
when people will throw the eggs and tomatos on you, atleast you will have something for the diner)
----------------Aanand Ghare wrote:
बात मान ली आपकी, बन ही गये शायर । पहुंचे मुशायरे झोलेमे उम्मीदें लेकर ।
झोलेवालोंकी भीड थी, नामुमकिन घुसना अंदर । ना हुवा नाम, ना मिले अंडे ना टमाटर ।

(I followed your advice to become a poet. Went to a concert holding hopes great. Could not pierce through the crowd of hopefulls. Returned home with neither fame nor vegetables. )

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आषाढस्य प्रथमदिवसे

तस्मिन्नन्द्रो कतिचिदबलाविप्रयुक्त: स कामी नीत्वा मासान् कनकवलयभ्रंशरिक्तप्रकोष्ठ: ।
आषाढस्य प्रथमदिवसे मेघमाश्लिष्टसानुं वप्रक्रिडापरिणतगजप्रेक्षणीयं ददर्श ।।

A certain Yaksha who had been negligent in the execution of his own duties, deprived of his powers on account of a curse from his master which was to be endured for a year and which was onerous as it separated him from his beloved, made his residence among the hermitages of Ramagiri, whose waters were blessed by the bathing of the daughter of Janaka and whose shade trees grew in profusion. (1)

That lover, separated from his beloved, whose gold armlet had slipped from his bare forearm(as he became thin due to separation), having dwelt on that mountain for some months, on the first day of the month of Ashadha, saw a cloud embracing the summit which resembled a mature elephant playfully butting a bank.

Was Dheerubhai wrong?

Few years ago I read a hand-book by great industrialist and visionary Dheerubhai Ambani named “India a superpower by 2020”.

The time when I read it was totally disturbed atmosphere for an Indian Economy. Everyone was experiencing the shortcomings of accepting globalisation. The economical corruption was on the peak as it is today and the GDP and other indicatory rates were depressing. Moreover the MNCs were trying to buy Indian Market using the money-power by manipulating economical policies.

As I was an Economic’s student I felt that it is a sheer madness to think India as an economical superpower not only within next 2 decades but atleast for next 50 years.

But on June 25, 2006 the world biggest steel company Arselor merged into Mittal Steel which is owned by India Born Industrialist L.N. Mittal. It was a major set-back for not all but for some Eauropeans who were opposing Mittal due to their Racial Ideas.

On the same day Tata Tea, a well known Indian Company baught US-based Eight O’ Clock Coffee Company for $220 m.

Our commerce minister Kamalnath righly pointed out the changing conditions and said that “I’m happy that some countries have realised that globalisation is not a one way street. They are realising that Indians are creating economic activity in their country”.

One can read it about it in detail in June 26, 2006 Economics Times issue. But the most important article in the same issue is “The Year Of The Liger”.

In this article the ET said that Indian Lions are taking over Global Tigers and gave the list of some recent overtakings viz. Beta farm was takenover by Dr. Reddy’s Lab for $570 m in Feb. 06, Sinvest was takenover 33.08% by Aban Lloyd for $446 m in June 06, Terapia was takenover by Ranbaxi Lab for $324 m in May. 06, Docfarma was takenover 22% by Matrix Lab for $263 m in June. 05, Teleglobe was takenover by VSNL for $239 m in July 05, Millenium Steel was takenover by Tata Steel for $175 m in Dec. 05.

Frankly speaking these overtaking are nothing do with current stock exchange index as it is driven by the operators but does make an long lasting positive impact on our economy and I think the India will be the economical superpower by 2015 if the same environment continues….

The question remains : Was Dheerubhai wrong expecting India as a superpower by 2020?

- Mrudula Tambe

Original post : Was Dheerubhai wrong?

A night with unknown....

A man and a woman, who had never met before, found themselves assigned to the same sleeping room on a transcontinental train.

Though initially embarrassed and uneasy over sharing a room, the two were tired and fell asleep quickly, he in the upper bunk and she in the lower.

At 2:00 AM, he leaned over and gently wakes the woman, saying, "Ma'am, I'm sorry to bother you, but would you be kind enough to reach into the closet to get me a second blanket? I'm awfully cold." "I have a better idea," she replied. "Just for tonight, why don't we pretend that we're married?" ;-) "Wow! That's a great idea!!" he is excited. Next..... . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . she remarked "Then getup and take it yourself"!!

Original post : A night with unknown....

The best YOGA position

To forget all the bad and unwanted memories and to gain health...

Original post : The best YOGA position

The ugly truth

This anti-smoking advert is from Everest Brand Solution, Mumbai. It is shown that the smoke room is a grave-room. It may win a prize but according to me there is a small mistake.
As per my experience usually the active smoker never dies due to smoking but person next to him i.e. The passive smoker must dies because of Cancer, Asthma, and TB etc. I think this is because the smoker’s body cells get used to the toxin.
When I see a newly married couple and husband is smoking I feel that what will be his marriage anniversary gift to his wife, Cancer or TB? I truly feel that smokers do not love their family. There may be passion but not a love in any form.
This situation starts in adolescent. In childhood they know that cigarrate is injurious to health. Many of the children pledge to keep away from cigarrete and tobacco. But in adolescent their bond with family gradually decreases to nil and their friends takeover the control of their mind. Friends become the source of smoking habit. There may be some psychological reason behind it but I haven’t seen the person started smoking on his own or family members are asking a person to smoke. This is a peers’ pressure which works.
Also in movies and advertises it is hammered again and again that smoking is a symbol of manliness. So the teenager feels that smoking is another way to look smart and handsome. Later a cigarette or two once a day changes to once every half an hour. Also the subtropical climate is not at all suitable for smoking.

Some people say that even our ancestors used to smoke Gudgudi/Hukka/Chilim but major thing to be noted here was these smoking habits were usually herbal smoking. The smoke of various herbs was used to intake by the smoker along with the tobacco.

Unfortunately currently there is a heavy increase in girls’ smoking too. Because the cigarettes companies are successful in campegning that smoking helps to maintain diet.

These girls may be happy while smoking but no doubt they are doing terrific injustice with their forthcoming babies.
Original post : The ugly truth


Today there were eight bomb blasts occured in Mumbai by Islamic Terrorist. 190 people are dead and 500+ injured.

The moment I heard the news, I alongwith my brother had gone to nearest hospital i.e. Hinduja and donated the blood. On the streets everywhere people were helping each other by giving water and food, controlling traffic, helping people to go home etc.

I'll humbly appeal every Mumbaikar to donate the blood in nearest Govt. Hospital and to immediately register with www.indianblooddonors.com

Also take atleast 2 friends with you for the donating. The blood is needed highly and blood banks are open day and night next 100 hrs.

Let terrorists understand that Mumbai is with the high spirit and it never stops....

Original post : Frendz

A request

On 11th July the bomb blasts occured just in our neighbourhood so all of us were watching television. There was a change in victim's numbers every few minutes and there was a contineous flow of SMS to TV channels from the relatives asking the whereabouts of the Mumbai residents.
In that SMS, there was really a good SMS from the viewer which later shown as a ticker by the television channel in a big font. That was
"प्रिय नेताजी,

आप जहाँ कही भी हो वही रहिए, कृपया मुंबई आने की चेष्टा न करें ।
आपके आने से व्यवस्था पे बोंझ बढ़ सकता हैं ।"

which means :
"Dear Political Leader,

Stay wherever you are and do not attempt to come to Mumbai. Because of your arrival, there will be pressure on the system"
Then also some higher level political leaders like Laloo visited the Mumbai very next day and invited the press-conference etc.

It is really poor... Isn't it?
Original post : A request

...calling me coloured ?

When I born , I black .
When I grow up , I black .
When go in sun, I black .
When I scared, I black .
When I sick, I black &
when I die , I still black.
And u white fella ,
when you born you pink .
when you grow up u white.
when u go in sun you red.
when u cold u blue.
when u scared u yellow.
when u sick u green & when u die u gray.
And u calling me coloured ? ?
by an African child .
Nominated for a prize for the best poem of 2005 .

Courtasy: Bhagyashree Kenge of marathiworld.com


In 1962, four nervous young musicians played their first record audition for the executives of the Decca recording Company. The executives were not impressed. While turning down this group of musicians, one executive said, "We don't like their sound."
Groups of guitars are on the way out. The group was called The Beatles.

In 1944, Mr. Emmeline Snively, director of the Blue Book Modelling Agency, told modelling hopeful Ms. N J Baker, "You'd better learn secretarial work or else get married."
She went on and became Marilyn Monroe.

In 1954, Jimmy Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry, fired a singer after one performance. He told him, "You ain't goin' nowhere.... son. You ought to go back to drivin' a truck.
He went on to become the most popular singer in America named Elvis Presley.

When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876, it did not ring off the hook with calls from potential backers. After making a demonstration call, President Rutherford Hayes said :
"That's an amazing invention, but who would ever want to use one of them?"

When Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, he tried over 2000 experiments before he got it to work. A young reporter asked him how it felt to fail so many times. He said :
"I never failed once. I invented the light bulb. It just happened to be a 2000-step process."

In the 1940s, another young inventor named Chester Carlson took his idea to 20 corporations, including some of the biggest in the country. They all turned him down. In 1947 - after seven long years of rejections! He finally got a tiny company in Rochester, New York, the Haloid Company to purchase the rights to his invention an electrostatic paper-copying process.
Haloid became Xerox Corporation we know today.

She was the 20th of 22 children. She was born prematurely and her survival was doubtful. When she was 4 years old, she contacted double pneumonia and scarlet fever, which left her with a paralysed left leg. At age 9, she removed the metal leg brace she had been dependent on and began to walk without it. By 13 she had developed a rhythmic walk, which doctors said was a miracle. That same year she decided to become a runner. She entered a race and came in last. For the next few years every race she entered, she came in last. Everyone told her to quit, but she kept on running. One day she actually won a race. And then another. From then on she won every race she entered. Eventually this little girl, who was told she would never walk again, went on to win three Olympic gold medals!!!
She was Wilma Rudolph....................

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Not me but you...


It is really a nice thing to be a citizen of the largest democratic country and we are lucky that we are not born in Pakistan where democracy is a fake. But in last many blogs you commented that the Indian politics, government and the politicians are responsible for today's India’s economical, social situation.

What if I say that you are only responsible for this situation? You are the culprit.

When there is an election, on voting day you woke up late. Had a bed-tea. Then Put on the Television enjoyed the news about low percentage of voting (For you news channels are just entertainment channel). Then you talked with your wife how to celebrate the holiday. Whether to go to hotel nearest hotel or to go on a long drive and to enjoy the lunch in a distant royal hotel. Post lunch you had a nice long siesta. When you got up it was already 6 O’ clock. So you started enjoying exit poll results. Then late night you had gone for movie at 9 p.m. to 12 p.m. and lastly you slept happily after a rare pleasurable day.

You were so sure that not a single candidate worth voting for that you don’t even thought about voting. But a slum-dweller nearest your colony was not so sure. He voted instead of you to his favorite candidate in your name because he was getting bundles of Rupees for it. Off-course he thanked you many times for it.

I wonder when people say that in our opinion all candidates are equal to us, some say that we vote only one party for last 20 years, some say that we are going to vote Mr. so and so because he is from our caste or some say that we are living here from last 30 years but our name is not in voting list.

My friend was telling me that the villagers in his village when go to election centre just look for 2 leaves sign to stamp. They don’t even see other signs or other candidates. Its a kind of a tradition in their village.

Surprising really…

There are many foreigners who visit India to understand how ideal elections are taking place in a vast country like India where the population is now 100 Crores +.

I admit that there are some exceptions like Bihar but otherwise it is indeed a special thing to arrange the elections so systematically and so fair. I think it’s credit goes to former election commission Mr. T. N. Sheshan`.

And how many of us are aware that even if we dislike all the candidates there is a provision in Indian Constituency to give negative vote using form 49.

"In a particular constituency, if a voter has dislike to all of the candidates competing there, then he can show his dislike to all of them by registering for 49'O. Steps for doing this: 1. While registering the name by the time of voting, convey the booth officials that "I want to go for 49'O". 2. Register your signature in the 49'O form available there. Done. Now, if the number of 49'O count is larger than that of the winning candidates total vote count, then a re-election is called there.

Isn’t it something good?

I’ll be glad very much if my article will make you go for voting in coming election.

Sincerely yours,

Your alert and dutyful co-citizen,


Original post : Not me but you...

Population Explosion

This is basically a cartoon on the motto of Indian Railway. But it forces us to do introspection.
Its high time for India to think about population problem seriously as it already crossed 1000 million +.

We must think what we can do for it as a citizen especially about orphan children.

Original post : Population Explosion

An advertise with less words

Are we the fish and the glass pot is an earth?

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Litterature skill

Dear All,

Some people say that routine journey is always tidious. But if we start finding the moment of pleasure then there can be many. Daily I spend more than 4 Hrs. in journey. But never once I felt any kind of tiresome experience. I just try to make my journey wonderful. In my company bus I read daily the 2 lines on the door i.e.
खीर चम्मच से खाते है, हातों से नही । प्यार दिल से होता है, बातों से नही ।।
(The sweetened milk is to be drink by the spoon and not by the hands; like that love is to be made by the heart and not by the speech).
These lines make me smile.
Like that :
The other famous lines we usually find on the truck are
सौ मे अस्सी बेईमान फिर भी मेरा भारत महान ।
(80 out of 100 in India are scoundrels then also I'll say my India is great).
Nearly behind every truck there is a line
बुरी नज़र वाले तेरा मुंह काला ।
[The one with evil spirit, shame on you (as shown in the picture)]
Some times there is a long chain of children's name or just the "Life is a blessing of the parents" or just God is taking care of this Car etc.
The best line that I read recently is that "Let's not meet by an accident"
Funny, isn't it?
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