Sunday, July 27, 2003

Quote of (Sun)Day!
Koi Mil (nahi) Gaya...
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us...

Places i want to see before i die.

Thursday, July 24, 2003


May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always

May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you
the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and

Always know that there are those whose love and understanding will always be
there, even when you feel most alone.

May a kind word, a reassuring touch, and a warm smile be yours every day of
your life, and may you give these gifts as well as receive them.

May the teachings of those you admire become part of you, so that you may
call upon them.

Remember, those whose lives you have touched and who have touched yours are
always a part of you, even if the encounters were less than you would have

It is the content of the encounter That is more important than its form.

May you not become too concerned with material matters, but instead place
immeasurable value on the goodness in your heart.

Find time in each day to see beauty and love in the world around you.

Realize that what you feel you lack in one regard you may be more than
compensated for in another.

What you feel you lack in the present may become one of your strengths in
the future.

May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility.

Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience.

May you find enough inner strength to determine your own worth by yourself,
and not be dependent on another's judgment of your accomplishments.

May you always feel loved.

These Are My Wishes For You
Quote of the Day!
Yesterday brought the beginning, tomorrow brings the end but somewhere in the middle we've become the best of friends. (Anonymous)

Sunday, July 20, 2003

Quote of the (sun)Day !

When angry, count ten; if very angry, a hundred.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

still angry, countdown.... ;-)

Saturday, July 19, 2003

"Before you say i can't say i'll try..."
Thought of the Day.

We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain
the success of those we don't like?
------------Jean Cocturan

Friday, July 18, 2003

this came to me as a nobel idea, to pakaofy the fellow blog readers with a Good Morning thought, to make it a bad morning to some extent if someone really happens to read it. So here goes today's...

Sacred space ;-)
Altruism: Action that benefits another person, including comforting,
helping, sharing, rescuing and cooperating. Acts of concern for other people
- without any hope of reward.

Why do You Share..?
A reporter once asked a farmer to divulge the secret behind his corn, which
won the state fair contest year after year. The farmer confessed it was all
because he shared his seed with his neighbors.

"Why do you share your best seed corn with your neighbors when you're
entering the same contest each year as well?" asked the reporter.

"Why sir," said the farmer, "didn't you know? The wind picks up pollen from
the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grew
inferior corn, cross-pollination would steadily degrade the quality of my
corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbor do the same."

And so it is with other situations in our lives. Those who want to be
successful must help their neighbors, friends, relatives to be successful.

Those who choose to live well must help others live well, for the value of a
life is measured by the lives it touches. And those who choose to be happy
must help others find happiness, for the welfare of each is bound up with
the welfare of all.

Saturday, July 12, 2003

Tomorrow Never Dies

Approaching Each Day

I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the clock strikes
midnight. My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.

Today I can complain because the weather is rainy or I can be thankful that
the grass is getting watered for free.

Today I can feel sad that I don't have more money or I can be glad that my
finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from

Today I can grumble about my health or I can rejoice that I am alive.

Today I can lament over all that my parents didn't give me when I was
growing up or I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.

Today I can cry because roses have thorns or I can celebrate that thorns
have roses.

Today I can mourn my lack of friends or I can excitedly embark upon a quest
to discover new job relationships.

Today I can whine because I have to go to work or I can shout for joy
because I have a job to go to!

Today I can complain because I have to go to school or eagerly open my mind
and fill it with knowledge and adventure.

Today I can dejectedly murmur because I have housework to do or I can feel
grateful for shelter for my mind, body and soul.

Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped, and here I am, the
sculptor who gets to do the shaping. What today will be like is up to me.
And I shall decide what kind of day I shall have!"

How will you live THIS DAY?

Wednesday, July 09, 2003

You never had the time to look

-Thanks Pooja.

The deafening roar
As the waves crash into the rocks
You must be here, I shout
I have searched the mountains and the valleys below
The fields of gold and the rivers that flow
Every temple, every church
Every mosque, every synagogue

You must be here, I shout
I could not find you any place else

You are right, He says
You never found me because you never cared to look
I was in the leper there
But you never cared to look
I was in the madman everyone threw stones at
But you never cared to look
I was in the scraggly dog everyone kicked
But you never cared to look
I was in you
But you never had the time to look
A Wonderful Poem

- Thanks Amruta,

When choosing the path to follow, I selected the road heading west.
It began in the Forest of Childhood, and ceased in the City of Success.

My bag was packed full of knowledge, but also some fears and some weights.
My most precious cargo was a vision of entering the city's bright gates.

I reached an impassable river, and feared that my dream has been lost.
But I found a sharp rock, cut down a tree, and created a bridge, which I

It started to rain, and I was so cold, I shivered and started to doubt.
But I made an umbrella out of some leaves and kept all the cold water out.

The journey took longer than I had planned; I had no food left in my dish.
Rather than starve before reaching my dream, I taught myself how to fish.

I grew awfully tired as I walked on and on, and I thought of the weights in
my pack.
I tossed them aside, and I sped up again. Fear was all that was holding me

I could see the City of Success, just beyond a small grove of tress.
At last, I thought I have reached my goal! The whole world will envy me!

I arrived at the city, but the gate was locked. The man at the door frowned
and hissed,
"You have wasted your time. I can't let you in. Your name is not on my

I cried and I screamed and I kicked and I shook; I felt that my life had
just ceased.
For the first time ever, I turned my head, and for once in my life faced the

I saw all the things I had done on my way, all the obstacles I'd overcome.
I couldn't enter the city, but that didn't mean I hadn't won.

I had taught myself how to ford rivers, and how to stay dry in the rain.
I had learned how to keep my heart open, even if sometimes it lets in some

I learned, facing backwards, that life meant more than just survival.
My success was in my journey, not in my arrival!!!!!

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

The Treasure

"All my life," he said, "I have searched for the treasure.
I have sought it in the high places, and in the narrow.
I have sought it in the deep jungles, and at the ends
of rivers, and in dark caverns - and yet have not found it.

"Instead, at the end of every trail, I have found you
awaiting me. And now you have become familiar to me,
though I cannot say I know you well.

Who are you?"

And the stranger answered:


-From an old tale.

Friday, July 04, 2003

Life on a fast lane
i was going to write this from a last week:
Among a dozens of reasons that i find to celebrate (though i need none really) "got_my_driving_licence" was the one. i celebrated this occasion with a friend and her khatara; who then went on thinking to apply for cancellation of my licence after seeing how nice driver i've been.
Its actually fun to drive... especially when its some friends' car or of coaching class...
me thinks myself as Sandy_Schumi when i have steering wheel in hands...
but i drive faster with bikes last time breaking_95_KMPH barrier being a forthnight ago on the way back from Rajad to Baaneshwar...
Guess what! It was something so rare, so exciting leaving office today and know what? the rare part was that i left the the office in broad daylight! (after real real long gap during weekdays...)
My happiness knew no bounds when i saw that old evening rush hour traffic on the road, that 'Evening sun getting down from my terrace', those birds flying in the flocks, those colourful clouds gathering at the background etc etc...
a fortnight back i was at Rajgad when i was feeling the same (Njoy!) kaash i had camera that works in rain!...
Is there any male version of "Kaanton se khinch ke ye Aanchal, tod ke ghungru..." :))

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Thanks Babblers!
Congrats to all COEP batch mates and fellow bloggers for having almost completed another year of your professional career...
It was surprising and definitely motivating to see the floods of congratulatory mails for having completed two years in professional life.

Would like to paste down one such post from my group blogs here :

Scene : the bindview office today..........

He hit s the office everyday with that air of a DJ Kaz with his mind blowing mixes and rockin' music.
everyday ... since the last 2 years...

Heyyyyyyy .......................... And Thattssss Not Alll....!!!!!

Today he compeletes his second consecutive year at bindview...

Oh... me me .. whata memorable day!!!

Especially when you've graduated to the ranks of a Team leader way ahead of everybody else busy coding :-)
Probably When your managers expectations from you far outgo your own aspirations with the company :-)

Waiitttt..waitt....Lemme tell u one thing...BEST is the best bcoz it IS.

Makes it better
Why not dance and join his excitement

So Babblers ... lets wish him a BIG BIG BRIGHT career ahead all the way ..... living like a king with lots of money and fame (a la "Ca-ching").....
(sounds familier .. eh?)