Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Don't go by Proverbs....

ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT but TIME AND TIDE WAIT FOR NONE
THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD but ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS
WISE MEN THINK ALIKE but FOOLS SELDOM DIFFER
THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE but THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH
SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE but TIME WAITS FOR NONE
LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP but STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS HOT
DO IT WELL, OR NOT AT ALL but HALF A LOAF IS BETTER THAN NONE
BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER but OPPOSITES ATTRACT
DON'T CROSS YOUR BRIDGES BEFORE YOU COME TO THEM but FOREWARNED IS FOREARMED
DOUBT IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM but FAITH WILL MOVE MOUNTAINS
GREAT STARTS MAKE GREAT FINISHES but IT ISN'T OVER TILL IT'S OVER
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT but ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY
SILENCE IS GOLDEN but THE SQUEAKY WHEEL GETS THE GREASE
YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN but YOU CAN'T TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS
WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE GANDER but ONE MAN'S MEAT IS ANOTHER MAN'S POISON
ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER but OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND
TOO MANY COOKS SPOIL THE BROTH but MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK
HOLD FAST TO THE WORDS OF YOUR ANCESTORS but WISE MEN MAKE PROVERBS AND FOOLS REPEAT THEM

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Shoutout to Indian Women.. Chetan Bhagat’s Article in TOI: Specially for Indian Women….

"Alright, this is not cool at all. A recent survey by Nielsen has revealed that Indian women are the most stressed out in the world: 87% of our women feel stressed out most of the time. This statistic alone has caused me to stress out. Even in workaholic America, only 53% women feel stressed.

What are we doing to our women? I'm biased, but Indian women are the most beautiful in the world. As mothers, sisters, daughters, colleagues, wives and girlfriends - we love them. Can you imagine life without the ladies?

 
For now, i want to give Indian women five suggestions to reduce their stress levels.
 
One, don't ever think you are without power. Give it back to that mother-in-law. Be who you are, not someone she wished you would be. She doesn't like you? That's her problem.

Two, if you are doing a good job at work and your boss doesn't value you - tell him that, or quit. Talented, hard-working people are much in demand.

 
Three, educate yourself, learn skills, network - figure out ways to be economically independent. So next time your husband tells you that you are not a good enough wife, mother or daughter-in-law, you can tell him to take a hike.

Four, do not ever feel stressed about having a dual responsibility of family and work. It is difficult, but not impossible. The trick is not to expect an A+ in every aspect of your life. You are not taking an exam, and you frankly can't score cent per cent (unless you are in SRCC, of course). It is okay if you don't make four dishes for lunch, one can fill their stomach with one. It is okay if you don't work until midnight and don't get a promotion. Nobody remembers their job designation on their dying day.

Five, most important, don't get competitive with other women. Someone will make a better scrapbook for her school project than you. Another will lose more weight with a better diet. Your neighbour may make a six-dabba tiffin for her husband, you don't - big deal. Do your best, but don't keep looking out for the report card, and definitely don't expect to top the class. There is no ideal woman in this world, and if you strive to become one, there will be only one thing you will achieve for certain - stress.

So breathe, chill, relax. Tell yourself you are beautiful, do your best and deserve a peaceful life. Anybody trying to take that away from you is making a mistake, not you. Your purpose of coming to this earth is not to please everyone. Your purpose is to offer what you have to the world, and have a good life in return. The next time this survey comes, i don't want to see Indian women on top of the list. I want them to be the happiest women in the world. Now smile, before your mother-in-law shouts at you for wasting your time reading the newspaper. "


Times we live in


Friday, July 15, 2011

Dear Mr. Gable

"Dear Mr. Gable, I am writing this to you, and I hope that you will read it so you'll know, my heart beats like a hammer, and I stutter and I stammer, every time I see you at the picture show, I guess I'm just another fan of yours, and I thought I'd write and tell you so. You made me love you, I didn't want to do it, I didn't want to do it..."

-Judy Garland, Broadway Melody of 1938 J

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Who wants to live forever?

Immortality

cool fonts!

The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Here War Is Simple

Here War Is Simple by W H Auden

Here war is simple like a monument:
A telephone is speaking to a man;
Flags on a map assert that troops were sent;
A boy brings milk in bowls. There is a plan

For living men in terror of their lives,
Who thirst at nine who were to thirst at noon,
And can be lost and are, and miss their wives,
And, unlike an idea, can die too soon.

But ideas can be true although men die,
And we can watch a thousand faces
Made active by one lie:

And maps can really point to places
Where life is evil now:
Nanking. Dachau.