From Laziness to Easiness

I was reading a fiction and in one of the scenes, the villain has lost to the superhero, and goes back to his mentor.
The mentor says-“I have created a new chemical. If you take a bath in it, it will take two of your biggest weaknesses out of your body.”
“What are they?”, the villain asks. “They are your fear and laziness”, replies the mentor.

I was amazed. I mean how glad would i be if someone gave me that chemical. I’ll bath twice a day. Fear is ofcourse something that comes over you once in a while. But laziness…everyday. More than me pallavi will tell you how lazy i am. Most of the times i wont argue or reply to her, or even fight with her, just because i am lazy.

Anyways jokes apart, my point is if we had such a thing which could take away your fear and laziness, wouldn’t this world be a better place to live in? Every once in a while we dont do good stuff (or even bad for that matter) because we are lazy. Leave exercising alone, but you wont even reply to this blog, or comment on it because you are lazy. Aint’it 🙂

Fear is one of the biggest enemy anyone can have. Fear of poverty, fear of insult, fear of falling down, fear of losing it all….all these fears make you not do the things you should be doing to get ahead in life. Fear and Laziness go hand in hand. We dont complete one task because of fear of getting another. Right? And that makes it our habit. Habit of laziness.

Its a vicious circle and you dont realize it is, until one day, it comes back to haunt you in the face and then you are afraid of doing anything. Fear of change.

Fear and Laziness are the 2 biggest obstacles on the path of success. If you want to move ahead in life, must get rid of all kinds of fear. Fear is nothing but a state of mind, and once you change that state – you are invincible – you dont have any fear. You can do anything because you dont have fear of losing, and that makes it easy for you to do things, and makes you more active- not lazy. Solving one problems will solve the other.

Fear not. Live Free, be active. And i am pretty sure, you’ll get what you want. Amen.

Jungle Raj?

Excerpts from NDTV:

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 (Bhagalpur)

A man was beaten up by the public in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district after he reportedly snatched a woman’s chain. His hands were bound behind his back and he was thrashed by the public and the police. The man was then dragged by a motorcycle, with a policeman at the wheel.Despite the chain being recovered, the man was beaten up by the public. Instead of preventing the public from assaulting the victim, the police also joined in.A probe has been ordered by Bihar Police into the incident. Anil Sinha, spokesperson of the Bihar police said that strict action will be taken and such violence couldn’t be condoned.

”This is a shameful incident. They just accused this man of some small theft and beat him mercilessly. It is an attampt to murder. There is jungle raj in Bihar. And Nitish Kumar has no control over law and order in the state,” Lalu Prasad yadav said. The policeman who beat up the man, has been identified as a sub-inspector. “
Is this really an example of Jungle Raj, or insane show of inhumanity and misuse of power? What man could do this kind of injustice to a poor – even though if he stole.
I think the big reason is life is not at all valued in the country. People die of hunger, some die of food-poisoning. Some die due to lack of resources, some are killed because they have too much.
We dont care – because it doesn’t matter to us whether poor people live or die – as long as its not one of our near or dear ones.
This is another cruel example of the harshness and bitterness we have in our society.

Onam and Rakshabandhan

Its been a long time we haven’t talked about Life.
This is specially to thank Aveen, Vishnu and Rohini for the first-ever Onam feast i had. It was just great!

Once again its the beginning of festive season…Onam and Rakhi are here! Navratri and Dussera just around the corner. Halloween and Thanksgiving are not too far. Id, Diwali and Christmas are just a few weeks away.

All these are nothing but celebration of Life. Celebration to ensure we live in our full spirits, helding our head high and face smiling.

Onam is here, and the significance of Onam is as a festival of spring — it signals the start of the harvest season. Onam epitomizes the newfound vigour and enthusiasm of the season, and is celebrated with traditional fervour in kerala. Like any other indian festival, its celebrated with cermonies in temple, family get-togethers, gifting each other clothes called Onakkodi and lots of merry making.

Rakshabandhan is yet another celebration of love, honesty, caring and the relationships are the essence of celebration. Though now it is considered as a brother and sister festival, it was not always so. In history, rakhi has just been a raksha or protection.

Let’s get into the spirit, energize ourselves, revitalize with the festive aroma around and make it more beautiful world to live.

Where are we going?

Found this great thought on Sandeep’s blog. Its worth readin, worth thinking, and worth sharing. Also, if it does inspire you, its worth taking action.
Here you go…(you may goto the url or simply use the embed). Do let me know what comes to your mind after going thru this pps…Thank you.

60 Years in Making

Today, on 15th Aug 2007, we celebrated our 60th independence day.

We spent 60 years in the making..the making of India as we see today. Lot of people gave their sweat and blood to make it. Millions of people toil every day to keep it alive, to move it forward, to get it going. At the same time there are thousands of people who keep trying..relentlessly…to drag it backward. They keep on planning how to make their ill conceived intentions successful.

These 60 years have been a great ride. We have accomplished quite a lot. Today india is the largest democracy in the world and the seventh largest economy – facing right in the eyes of all nations. India is a nuclear power. India is an IT Outsourcing hub. We are one of the best talent factories in the world. We have our roots in almost every country of the world – east, west, north or south – you can see indians doing something good(?) everywhere.

We have won the world cups -(not this year, ofcourse). We have won oscars (not recently). We have won Gold medals in Olympics (dont remember the last year though). There are so many things that we have done…but i am not sure why dont we keep at it. May be we just dont feel like it….after we have done it once and shown the world we can do it.

There are some more achievements, worth mentioning. Mumbai is one of the world’s biggest economic hub, Indias largest city, with richest people living in, and with the biggest slumps in Dharavi. The number of people who own cars in this city increases every day, and so does the number of people who sleep on the footpath.

We have Metro running in Delhi – world class train, world class service – with third class behaviour from people. People in Delhi have 1% manners and 99% attitude.

As a country, we have grown so much. We have big malls, thousands of multiplexes, hundreds of entertainment parks. Also, we have thousands of villages that do not have electricity supplied for days.

Every year thousands of youngsters go abroad for higher study. There are hundreds of thousands of boys and girls who dont know what school is, and their youth is spend working to serve their basic needs – Food, Health, Clothes…and if possible Shelter.

We have all global brands available in India now – Nike, Taghuer, Reebok, Adidas, Apple, Lacoster…and we have many people walking shoeless on the streets.

We have all that is good. We do have all that is bad. Our girls can walk safely in the streets of bombay at any time of the day or night. The same girl can not go out on a street in Delhi after 8 PM. Our kids can play all that they want, while the other kids work to make ends meet.

Where are we headed? We have completed 60 years of independence. Are we there yet? How long will it take before people start caring about others. How long before we bridge the gap between poor and rich. How many more years before we become really Independent?

I think it takes a little effort from each and everyone. from You, and Me. We have to take action, or we will keep on celebrating our independence without being totally free.

Today, it may be “Hindustaan hamara“…but we have to make it “saare jahan se accha hindustaan hamaraa”.

Is 1 Lac nothing today?

Yesterday while having our lunch in the cafeteria, we were just chatting. One of the friends said “now a days 1 lac is nothing. It has no value” (1 lac is 100,000)

I didn’t say anything but wondered. Still wondering, if 1 lac is really nothing? Ask them who have 10000 Rs. annual salary. Ask those who have 1 dress to wear at home and one for office.

For few of us, who have a four wheeler to drive, McD to eat and PVRs to watch movies, 1 lac is nothing. We have a closet full of clothes that adds to more that a lac. May be we have a wardrobe of thouands of rs. that we haven’t looked at in years, any may not wear it anymore.

But, is 1 lac nothing for those who have 4 kids, 1 wife and aging mother who has TB and cant talk for 2 mins without coughing? What about the kid who is staring at you from the shining window glass of your brand new Ford Ikon on which you negotiated a great deal to save 10000 Rs. Is 1 lac nothing for him? For 1 lac Rs. he can get a whole life of good education instead of staring at you while you are swearing at him, the traffic, indian government and the poverty.

Tell me, is really 1 lac nothing now a days?