How did this term "chowkidar chor" emanate... I always used to wonder....I did some research (personal opinion only)...and realized that chowkidar meant a watch man! Now I usually run into watch men at ATMs, mobile centers, restaurants, security guys and even tip some of the good ones (or who gives me an extra smile, … Continue reading Chowkidar Chor Hai
The Smile Train is an international charity helping children with cleft lips and palates, founded in 2000 by Brian Mullaney and Charles Wang. It has been classified as the world’s largest and most cost-effective cleft charity and it also meets extensive standards of America's most experienced charity evaluator. The Smile Train uses technology such as … Continue reading The Smile Train
Why are there so many people opposed to religion, and even want it out of any country. The hardest thing to explain is the stunningly obvious.
An old one, but nonetheless an excellent example given the football season! Never lose hope until it's over… Never celebrate too early…. Never leave your place before job is over…. Watch a perfect example…. It was declared as a Goal.
We first visited Nagpur as kids, on our return journey from Delhi during the winter holidays. Nagpur was a stopover, so we got to spend a day or so, before we returned to Ernakulam.
A brief look at today's happenings in the social media! It all adds up to the same thing... Shania Twain's Optical Illusion... You are the one that I want !
Swearing has long been disreputable and in many ways still is. We sort through many words to express our frustration and none but the profane ones meet our needs. So, it just does not mean dirty words. It is entwined in social and linguistic history, and is wonderful stuff!
Recently, I have been trying to market, or sell, my assets, or the landed properties that I possess in this wonderful state. Naturally, the best thing to do was to list them in the leading real estate portals. I did a quick write up on these properties/ villas, but what really surprised me was when … Continue reading Negative Kerala – Just A Perspective
There is always a doppelganger to take the place of people, whose presence we miss terribly. And, the trouble with families is that like invidious doctors, they know just where it hurts. Sadly, each of my friends have families. So, how do we prioritize? Families or Friends?
Dead Poets Society is a beautifully directed movie with an Oscar-winning story. It is an often-overlooked screen gem, and is notable for a baby-faced Ethan Hawke and an exceptional performance from Robin Williams. The plot, the performances, and the message it conveys are so meaningful, sensitive and moving that they stir within you something deep, … Continue reading The Dead Files
Now Quantum Mechanics Reveals That We Are All Truly Connected... If that can apply for many families living in the West, it should also be true in my case. Obviously, Indians believe in the universal truth that "All is Mind." That explains to the tremendous amount of wordplay in politics and the success of politicos … Continue reading The Universe is Mental
Noontime, and I'm still pushing myself along the road... the darkest part Into the narrow lanes... I can't stumble or stay put... Someone else is speaking with my mouth... but I'm listening with my heart... I've made shoes for everyone, even you... while I go barefoot... I and I... In creation where one's nature neither honors nor forgives...
Faith is merely the extent of belief. In other words, if your belief is so strong that it affects your actions and attitudes, it has become faith. If you have complete confidence in something or someone, you have faith. Faith is synonymous with the word, trust. However, blind faith is having completely confidence in someone … Continue reading What Is Blind Faith
This actually took place in the recently held #Future Conference, in Kochi, where Nandu Nilenkani's said that Indians may be poor economically but have become data rich with the help of Aadhar and UPI, and can now sell or barter their info to get economic benefits. Wow!