Thursday, January 29, 2015

Some Truths that I just learned

This is not any truth that I just learned in life by bitter experience. The one or some, I am talking about have been heard or seen by me..

So there you go.

1. The way you dress is linked to your mood. Dressing well stabilizes and improves quality of happiness, reducing depression risk.

2. Your dance moves might not be the best, but making a fool of yourself will always be more fun than sitting on the bench alone.

3. Psychology says, the best things in life are usually found when you are not looking for them.

4. Your dreams are reflective of emotions in which you keep bottled up inside

5. What others think about you is not important. What you think about yourself means everything.

6. If someone truly loves you, they tend to hug you for at least 5 seconds or more.

7. Don't think too much. You will create a problem that wasn't even there.

8. You can shrink a pimple in minutes by putting a dab of Listerine on it. The alcohol will dry it up and cause it to fade.

9. If someone truly loves you, they tend to hug you for at least 5 seconds or more.

10. When a person dies, they have 7 minutes of brain activity left. It's the mind playing back the persons memories in a dream sequence.

11. One of the best ways to measure people is to watch the way they behave when something free is offered.

There are many things like this. Will keep on posting it..


Friday, January 16, 2015

The Man who defeated the mountain before him-Dashrath Manjhi

Sometimes man is faced with cruel fate or nature. It takes away the only joy of a common man and also a poor man. 
Some of us have already heard about the man known as Dashrath Manjhi, the man who moved an entire mountain to his side by his will power after he lost his wife to it. That's utilizing anger correctly. 
The hero in the story lived happily with his wife in Bihar in the late 1960's in his village. The only hospital was about more than 20 km away from the village due to a huge mountain that stood in the way You can well imagine the state of villages in Bihar in that era. Nobody cared to come up with any solutions until one day... 
 His wife died one day when she fell ill and had to be taken to a doctor. She died on the way as they got late because of the heavy mountain in between. Dasrath Manjhi made up his mind to remove the mountain and make way for others so they don't have to suffer the same fate. Of course, he did meet with resistance. Nobody believed him or supported him. People called him mad. But for what?
He started cutting up the mountain with just some small equipments like chisel and the likes. People would make fun of him yet he continued in rain and cold weather alike. It took him more than 20 years to do the job. One fine morning, people woke up to see a surprise. The mountain had a hole in between, enough for a vehicle to pass to the other side of the road and make the distance less by 6 or 10 km. 
Read on further here how he maintained his cool and directed his anger in the right direction. 
That's will power. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

A Tale of hero(ism)ics.

We generally hear real time stories of people who have suffered suddenly from some accident or a fateful incidence in their lives and how they have come up. 

But seldom do we hear about people who have got injured when in their childhood or just at the threshold of teenage ears, with injury more than 60% yet have managed to stand up on their feet. 

One such person or a girl is Miss. Malvika Iyer. 

Malvika, who was in her teenage years and had just entered her 13th birthday lost both of her legs and almost her leg when a shell exploded in her hands.

Now you might be wondering, what was she doing with a shell.. Well, the local government administration can be sometimes irresponsible to the society. An ammunition depot had caught fire and some arms had spread all over. The authorities had assured that it was a diffused shell, so there was no need to worry. 

Next, being a kid only then, ( in 2002) she did not understand what it was and took it to fix something in her pocket. Next, an explosion and no hands! Plus two years in the hospital recuperating and coming terms with the accident. 

Imagine that you have always been an active person and suddenly you are paralyzed. Either you resign yourself to fate and self pity or make up your mind to do the next better thing you can do. Malvika chose the latter. 

With help of her mother and some great friends, she not only diverted her mind to studies and topped her exams, she also got prosthetic hands and became a Economics Graduate with honors. Whats More, she was invited to meet by then President of India, Mr. APJ Abdul Kalam. She was also invited in the world famous TEDX talk.. 

Rest... you can read the story here

It is surely a challenging real life story, right? I am sure that someone will make a film on her sometime. 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Cataract Shocker

Happy New Year 2015

Sometimes, you take people around taken for granted, such as your parents. As a child, you expect them to be around  forever only to be reminded by nature that age catches up on them as well. 

My mother has been gradually getting weaker by her memories and keeps forgetting things from couple of months.. We two often joke if its the start of Alzheimer or not. She has just crossed 60 and says that she may actually be losing her mind. These jokes make the day lighter and to some extent make us ready for what is to come, if at all. 

But today evening, she dropped in a bomb. She told me, " I am going to have a cataract operation next month". I was surprised if not shocked. Of course, her eye sight has been weak from last 5 years due to regular home work and stress and she has been regularly going to the doc.

Even if the modern medical field has jumped leaps and bounds every year or few months.. you still can not erase that long distant memory of people wearing those dark heavy specs after the cataract operations. Now, the process gets over only in couple of hours, and you get back to doing your normal routine by end of the day compared to the old days where you could not take out those black goggs.. 

But all the same, it got me thinking... I guess men are close to their mothers and females to their dad. So, it got me thinking that there may come a time when I may have to face a situation where she is no more there in the physical world. It just gave me shivers!!!

Good Night!