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    My dear Aeroplane….

      My dear Aeroplane,   You have connected the whole world, Like never before….   If today, My friends and loved ones, Can dream of education and career, In the best universities of the world, And top corporates of the world, It is because of you….   If today, I can go to Bombay and come back, On the same day immediately after work, It is because of you….   Thanks.   But, You have also disconnected the whole world, Like never before….   If today, Most of my friends are living abroad, And I have lost touch with them, I can’t blame the time zone or their careers, I…

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    Peace

    “Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict – alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence” – Dorothy Thompson Adhiyaman, was the king of Thadagur. A neighboring King called Thondaiman wanted to wage war on him. Adhiyaman, didn’t want the immense losses of a war. So, Avvayar, who was a very famous poetess, decided to go to the court of Thondaiman, as an emissary. Thondaiman, who had a great deal of respect for her literary works, showed around his palace, with pride. He also showed the huge stock of weapons he possessed which were new and shining. On noticing…

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    AK-47

    AK-47 Mikhail Kalashnikov was the inventor of the AK-47 Automatic Assault Rifle. AK-47 fires about 600 rounds per minute Effective range : 100 – 800 meters It has only about 8 moving parts and hence very simple to produce, use and maintain. There are about 100 million AK-47’s and its variants in use, worldwide. For more information on the AK-47, visit the Wikipedia page – AK-47. M Kalashnikov grew up in a peasant family in the remote Altai Mountain region by the Mongolian border. He started working on his rifle in 1940’s, driven to design by Soviet defeats in the early years of world war II at the hands of…

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    Thought Provoking Quotes – II

    Since by now, you would have known my interest in collecting different quotations which would make you read them once again, here are some more, which I found interesting: “Fortune does not change men; it unmasks them” “Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to change it every six months” “Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them as much” “It’s human to think wisely but act in an absurd manner” “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good” “Truth, like surgery, may hurt but it cures” “The greatest good you can do for another is not…

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    Success

    There is one more quotation which I would like to share with you all… This is the definition of Success by Ralph Wandoo (Waldo?) Emerson. This is by far the best definition that I have been able to find on the topic – Success. “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better – whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life…

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    Thought provoking Quotes

    There are certain quotations which do not advice. They do not preach. They are not judgmental.  They don’t claim that they are the Truth. But still you would have to think about each of them at least twice. The wisdom ingrained in them is sometimes not visible openly. That’s why I have categorized them as thought provoking. I have been getting the following quotes from a friend through email (The subject is Good Morning, though and with a neat picture). Some of them have indeed made my day, not just the morning. Have a look at a few selected ones that I have liked over the years. “The true mystery…

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    Match Fixing

    He practices for ages… That stuns even the sages. He is the gifted one… Also the chosen one. Placing is hard, so he thought… Leaving is harder, which he felt. His performance was a stunner… But he deserved an Oscar. Oh God, We miss catches and fix matches And still call it ‘sport’ You mix actors and fix the script And still call it ‘Life’ What is the difference between Thou and I? Destination Infinity

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    Mystery of the Misery

                                  Mystery of the Misery                                                                    Let Grief striketh upon thee…. If there was no grief, there would not be happiness either. Happiness and Grief are not absolute – They are absolutely Relative. If there was no grief on this planet, Mahatma Gandhi would have remained MK Gandhi.. Abhimanyu would have remained just another archer.. Socrates would have never become a philosopher.. The Du pont’s would have remained in France.. Mother Teresa would have been a charming daughter, wife, mother and grandmother.. Dada would have remained retired Sourav Ganguly..(This must have been the work of a hacker – mind hacker?) Years of Struggle, Years of Pain, All to see…

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    Water – The Elixir of Life

    Image credit: Jdontfight. This image is published under this creative commons license. Water The Elixir of Life You are always beautiful Whichever form you take…. Droplets in Rain, Sea in Ocean, Snow in a Snowfall, Ice in a Glacier They say, Beauty lies in the eyes of its beholder…. To any beholder, You are Ever captivating, intoxicating and addictive…. Addictive…. How can we live without you You are the elixir of our lives Because life revolves around water You are too humble, you wouldn’t accept it But you are so addictive…. So is alcohol, so is tobacco Whats the difference? Destination Infinity

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    Who is Innocent ?

    Who is Innocent ? War in Afghanistan….So many innocent civilian casualities…. War in Iraq….So many innocent civilian casualities…. War in Kargil….So many innocent civilian casualities…. Are bhayia, Who is innocent? The soldier, who is constantly at risk of his life,Who has left all his loved ones and may not see them again,Who is fighting, not for himself but for the nation…. OR The civilian, who updates himself about the number of lives lost by watching TV,Comfortabily blogging from his home expressing deep concern,Who intends to donate paltry amounts everytime there is a war…. Who is innocent?