Showing posts from November, 2012

Running quotes -inspirational

Came across some inspirational running quotes:

'Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or an antelope – when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”

"In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last.
You can say 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that.”

"Its very hard to understand in the beginning that the whole idea of running is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants to quit."

Festive fervour in the city

With festivity in the air, the city of Mumbai is abuzz with all the excitement that surrounds Diwali. Swetha Amit’s article filled with information makes a great read for the quintessential Diwali shopper is that time of the year when every household is lit up with lamps and laughter and everyone seems to be in high spirits. The festival of ‘Diwali’ binds the entire nation in resplendent celebrations. The city of Mumbai is no different. It turns into a land of vibrant colors, shopping, fireworks and a variety of gastronomical delights. With over a fortnight of celebrations, the excitement is irresistible. Diets and food restrictions tossed out of the window, one cannot escape the sweets beckoning and it’s not before long you realise you are recovering from a sweet tooth hangover!  
This Diwali, we cruised around the city and managed to explore interesting sweet shops, restaurants serving special Diwali men…

Happy Diwali-Celebrate making a difference

Two Diwalis back a lady who irons our clothes in our huge residential complex of over 200 apartments came up to me on the Diwali night.  She said “my son is asking for some crackers and I don’t have the money to buy”. The reason why I mentioned about the size of our residential complex is that with this size, several thousands of rupees have been spent on crackers and sweets.  The kid has been seeing many children bursting crackers and wanted to burst too.  I gave her some money and later spoke to all my friends in the complex to set apart some percentage of our spend from the next Diwali so that we are inclusive in our celebrations.

As we enjoy festivals with our family and friends it is important to recognize that celebrations are an opportunity to touch the lives of others as well. They are a force for social change and social responsibility.  Festivals then are about the spirit of coming together and sharing happiness with others, especially with the have-nots, rather than about o…