Monday, March 28, 2011

Its all about senses

Received this via email. Its strange how we take so much for granted. Life isn't beautiful without these 5 senses. A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the 7 wonders of the world. The following received the most votes:

  1. Great Pyramids of Egypt

  2. Taj Mahal

  3. Grand Canyon

  4. Panama Canal

  5. Empire state building

  6. St.Peter’s Basilica

  7. China’s great wall
While gathering the notes, the teacher noted that one student had not finished her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The girl replied “Yes a little. I couldn’t make up my mind because there were so many.” The teacher replied” well tell us what you have and maybe we can help.” The girl hesitated and read”I think the 7 wonders of the world are

  1. To see

  2. To touch

  3. To hear

  4. To taste

  5. To feel

  6. To laugh

  7. To love
The room was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop. The things we overlook as simple and ordinary and that we take for granted are truly wonderful. A gentle reminder- that the most precious things in life cannot be built by man or bought by hand.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Birds need you this summer

Summer is at its peak. It has already crossed 37 degrees. Many birds die in summer due to lack of water. Place water pots for thirsty birds in terraces, compound walls and balconies.

Its the least we can do.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Holi

Rang barse bheege chunar wali, rang barse.
Enjoy the bright colours, water balloons and the foot-tapping numbers.
Happy Holi Folks!


Friday, March 11, 2011

The Japanese catastrophe

Nature's fury is often inexplicable. They cause pain, mental anguish and terror all over the world. That’s the state of the country called Japan.

Just a few hours ago it was hit by a massive earthquake which measured 8.9 on the Richter scale followed by a devastating Tsunami. The destructive wave swept everything from people to cars under its wing like they were some old, broken toys. It is disheartening to see homes and lives taken away in a jiffy.

It makes one realize how uncertain life can be and how helpless we tend to feel. Seeing our fellow humans go through such agony is indeed appalling. At this stage we sincerely hope and pray for the victims out there and wish things take a turn for the better soon. God bless the departed souls and the world.


Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Meeting Jeffrey Archer

It was thrilling to receive a mail from Crossword Bookstore which stated the book launch event of Jeffrey Archer's new release called 'Only time will tell.' My excitement knew no bounds as I looked forward to spending the Sunday evening with this renowned Author.

His books took me back to my naive adolescent years where I had transgressed from Enid Blyton's faraway tree tales and had moved on to a mature form of literature. The first book I read was 'Not a penny more, not a penny less'. His language was exquisite and powerful. No doubt it helped me improve my proficiency in the foreign language as I went on to read his Kane and Able. It made a great impact on me. So did his 'As a crow flies, A prisoner of Birth' and his short story collections.

Sunday arrived and the store was half crowded with his diehard fans eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Author. At half past seven, he graced us with his presence. He threw a broad smile at the crowd which was followed by a pleasant greeting. After the initial introduction, he began to entertain the crowd with his witty and humorous remarks. He talked about his new book which was the beginning of the Clifton series. After which he obliged questions from the crowd in a friendly manner, sharing some of his experiences he faced in his writing career. Here he mentioned how 'Kane and Able' changed his life. The session ended and he signed our books rather graciously.

It was an interesting evening which helped us learn more about such a popular writer. His journey certainly hadn't been an easy one. He had to weather some severe storms and indeed, he has not lost charm with the pen. He continues to receive rave reviews and adulation from his fans. Will the Clifton series live up to the expectations? 'Only Time will tell.'

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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Women's Day

Everyday remind yourself that.. you are the best!
Happy Women's day! Cheers!