Monday, April 4, 2011

Spread Love & Kindness

Once upon a time there was a poor small boy who used to sell merchandise from door to door pay his way through school. One day, while selling goods he found he had only five cents left in his pocket and he was very hungry. He decided to ask for a meal at the nearby house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman named Maria opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked just for water. She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk.
He drank it slowly, and then asked, “How much do I owe you?”
“You don’t owe me anything,” she replied. “Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness.”
He said, “Then I thank you from bottom of my heart.”
As Kline Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger bodily, but his faith in God and man was also strong. He had been ready to give up and quit.
Years later that young woman Maria became critically ill. The local doctor’s were puzzled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr. Kline Kelly was called in for the discussion. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes. Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his doctor’s gown he went in to see her. He recognized her (Maria) at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to the case.
After a long great effort, the battle was won. Dr. Kline Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, and then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent to her room. Maria was feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her notice on the side of the bill. She began to read the following words:
“Paid in full with one glass of milk”.
After reading that note, Maria remembered the quote which was told by her mommy when she was young.
Keep doing the activities of kindness. You never know when you might need some yourself. Spread love …you will never fall short of it in your life!
With tears she thanked Dr. Kline Kelly and from then both Maria’s family and Kline Kelly’s family have become a good friends which lasted for many generations.

There is always a good solution.

Triana Vino was a happy, imaginative girl, a girl with one big aspiration - to play the drums in a band. But one big barrier lay in her way. To be good enough to play in a band Triana had to work out a lot, but she lived next-door to a lot of old aged people - many of them unwell - in a care home. She knew that the thud of beating drums and crashing cymbals would really get on their nerves.
Triana was a very kind girl. She always tried to find a way of practicing her drums without bothering other people. So, she had tried playing in the strangest places; an underground room, a kitchen, an attic, and even in a shower. But it was no good; there was always someone it would irritate. However, determined to practice as much as she could, Triana spent most of her time playing on books and boxes, and looking for new locations and environments to practice.
One day, while watching a knowledge documentary on Television, she heard that sound cannot travel in space, because there’s no air. At that moment, Triana Vino decided to become a sort of melodious astronaut.
With the help of a lot of time, a lot of books, and a lot of work, Triana built a space bubble. This was a big glass ball associated to a machine which sucked out all the air inside. All that would be left inside was a drum kit and a chair. Triana got into the space suit she had made, entered the bubble, turned on the machine, and..
She played those drums like a wild child!
It wasn't long before Triana Vino - 'The Musical Astronaut' - had become very famous. So many people came to see her play in her space bubble that she had to mount a pair of speakers so that everybody could pay attention to her play. Curtly afterwards she came out of the bubble and started giving concerts. Her fame spread so much that the government proposed that she form part of a unique space journey. Finally, Triana was a real musical astronaut, and had gone far beyond her first goal of playing drums in a rock band.
Years later, when they asked her how she had achieved all this, she thought for a moment, and said,
"If those old aged people next-door hadn't mattered so much to me, I wouldn't have gone to such lengths to find a resolution, and none of this would have ever happened."

Saturday, March 5, 2011

An Apple..

An Apple a Day keeps the doctor away is a proverb. As mentioned in the proverb it’s a worldly acceptable truth because apple has got such an amount of nutrients and benefits in it. We have different types of apples and main two categories are Green and Red apples.
To speak about the Green apple, it was basically originated in the Australian country during the year 1868. Green apple has been long acknowledged as the fruit of many health benefits for the body. With refreshing taste, green apple can give relief from diarrhea, constipation, gout and more. Green apple is also known for reducing the amount of blood cholesterol, blood pressure, and to stabilize blood sugar.
In addition, it is also used in reducing the rheumatism in elders and improves appetite. One of the superior source of dietary fiber which helps in regulating bowel movements and so improves digestion process. It has got a tendency to reduce the risk of skin diseases and to decrease the risk of colon cancer. It is recommended to eat a green apple after consuming a very big meal especially after the intake of non vegetarian food items for easy digestion.
If you or your friends are suffering from liver troubles or wanted to reduce the body weight I would strongly recommend you to add green apples into your diet schedule. With energizing taste, green apple also plays a vital role in nourishing and whitening effects on the skin with the help of vitamins like A, B and C which are available in it.
Today’s world is faster than before due to which there are lot of changes happening in the earth. Especially due to the pollution our earth’s strength is getting impacted. We the people are prone to diseases because of such changes in the nature.
It’s our duty to safeguard our earth and to safeguard ourselves.

The First Skin

Human way of living is not the same as it was in the olden days. As days goes by it is obvious that the changes are to be anticipated. Not only in the way of living but also in the way we present ourselves into the crowd or to the world. The awareness and the usage of the First skin or the dress materials had got increased during the nineteenth century.
The record of first skin holds within the dresses worn in a mixture of places at different time frames and the ways by which those clothes were prepared or acquired. For example, if we speak about the Indian way of dressing, the first things which come across are the culture, religion and also the language.
During Ancient times, people in India use to wear dresses like Dhotis, saris to cover themselves and to present themselves to others. Moving forward the generations have started to get used to the western way of clothing. The pant shirts, churidar or gown, professional suits, salwar materials are some of the most widely used. Indians normally use to purchase various types and categories of dress materials whenever they are about to celebrate a marriage festivals.
Marriages in India are one of the most expensive festivals in the world and that is due to the reason that the people of India are as miscellaneous as the countryside of this immeasurable country. The attire used during marriage festivals nowadays are even more advanced than the olden days. People have started using sherwanis, churidhar or salwar materials and suits and marriage gowns when it comes to Christian marriages.
Though the materials are quite expensive the people in India do purchase that since they do not want to compromise in their attires. Other than that occasions the other kind of first skins used in India are Salwar Kameez accompanies by a dupatta for youth girls and saris when it comes to elderly women. Pant shirt being a formal wear for men, jean and t-shirts are considered to be a casual wear. The images attached above are some of the samples of modern ethnic wears used in India.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

My New Workstation

Hey Friends, I have got moved to a new block or an office last week. I am happy about that and thought I can share the same with you all. We all know that there is a famous proverb that says “Changes are inevitable”.
Changes are required in most of the things in life especially when it comes to work because it helps us to tune ourselves and get a fresh feeling about our workplace. The environment in which you sit and work plays an important role in everyone’s success. The same environment can take you to the failure if that is not good, user friendly and healthy. When I speak about good and user friendly they are nothing but the surroundings and the people with whom we sit and interact besides.
Healthy: If you find that your work place is not clean and tidy there is a lot possibility for you and friends to end up with a lot of health related problems. If you are not well and concentrate towards your work due to health issues then there is no doubt that the productivity is going to be reduced and dull. But nowadays, it is a very good thing that the employer s around the world has started thinking about the environment before setting up or choosing a workplace. They knew the importance of giving a better work place to their employers.
Okay, let me start to describe about my new workstation from now. The workplace had been partitioned into several cubicles and each cubicle has been further partitioned into four work stations. A single cubicle can accommodate four professionals with good spacing and way in between them for the bystander. Each professional has been provided with an ergonomically designed seat or the chair which helps to avoid the backache problems. This step taken by the employer was very much appreciated since all the professionals sit and work almost 60 percentage of the day which in turn there is no physical activity. But even then I would advice that each and every professional even if they are working from home needs to have a small physical activity to tune up their muscles and bones as we cannot completely rely on the ergonomically designed chairs.
Apart from that we have been provided with a high end Cisco telephones which helps us a lot while interacting with our counter parts especially while discussing about a deliverable. We do have a facility to make conference calls and to attend a live meeting. The provision to connect the headphones and the hands free options are the other advancements by which we can avoid the pains which occurs in the hands and ears after listening to a lengthy conversation or a discussion.
The only remaining things which are left are the two storage cupboards attached to the workstation. The pedestal keys have been provided for both the storage boxes where we can place our valuables and confidential documents. The electrical junction box which can accommodate three plugs at a time meets our requirement while we try to charge our laptops and the cell phones.
I have also attached the screen-shots of my new workstation. Hope you all will like it.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Duro - My Scooterette

Being a single child, I use to get everything which I like. My mom will ensure that she gets me everything I like from childhood. But again, I would say that we do have some of the disadvantages being a single child. I got my own vehicle very recently after I had got relocated to a new place. When I was in my home town, I have tried many times to purchase a two wheeler but I have never succeeded. The reason behind that was nothing but “My Mom was scared”.
As days goes by we could realize that most of the roads are heavily crowded and busy all the day. Also we come across lot of accidents while on our way to work. Due to these issues, my mom was unable to convince herself and get me a vehicle when I was in my college. After I had started going to work, I had lost its interest. But now, I have a taken a step and purchased a new scooterette which helps me to reach my office daily on time.
Though my mom hesitated at first, she convinced herself now saying that I require it badly to meet most of my day to day needs and activities. My companion and I stepped into the nearby Honda showroom recently to book a vehicle named “Honda Activa”. But we were surprised to hear that after booking they have asked us to wait for the minimum of four months.
As we were not interested to wait for such a long duration, we have decided to go to the nearby Mahindra showroom to have a glance. Mahindra two wheelers are very new in the market because, Mahindra is the brand which concentrated much on the four wheeler segments. But the scenario now with Mahindra had got changed and they have now started to focus even on the two-wheeler market. They have commenced two new power scooters named Rodeo and Duro.
Both the vehicles are good enough in their looks and strength so that they can compete with the vehicles like Honda Activa, Honda Aviator, TVS Scooty Streak, Suzuki Access and Hero Honda Pleasure. Mahindra Duro with its fashionable superior looks and commanding 125 cc engine not only meets to the transportation needs of the entire family but also the cost of it was affordable by a middle class families. After seeing the vehicle, I had decided to go ahead and purchase Duro and the color was Cappuccino Brown. I liked it and if that was not the one among the shades, I would have taken the Pearl White color – a lot of them can be seen in the Indian roads nowadays.
The stunning vehicle gives me a mileage of 42 to 45 km per ltr with the top speed of 80kph. In the traffic signals, I am sure that my Duro would be the first vehicle to fly away by the time that the other vehicles would have reached its second or third Gear. I have even faced some of the difficulties with the vehicle but they are very minor and well fixed now after the second service. Happy to wear a smile nowadays when I think of my Duro.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Tom - The New Born Pigeon

The Tom story had come into my life just before five months after I had relocated to a new location as a part of my line of business. At the beginning, I was the only person who had got shifted and later my companion. I was waiting for my companion to get a suitable job in our new place and in the mean time I was staying at the guest house provided by my employer.
It was a Saturday morning; I had stepped down from the guest house in search of a new house which I can take up for rent. It was a good thing that I had started that day after having a good quality breakfast because it cost me that whole day to find a good house for payment. Around three pm in the evening, I had found a house with the help of a person who deals with real estate business. It was an apartment with five floors in it. The house which I had got was in the second floor of the building. The house was partitioned in such a way that it has two bedrooms, a hall, a kitchen and two rest rooms. The house was neat and clean and even the environment around that. I liked the way the house looked like and I have decided to go-ahead and take that house. I have made a call to the owner using the cell phone number provided by the security of the apartment.
Yes Friends, what you are thinking is correct. I called up to the owner to have a discussion over the rent (honestly to negotiate). The owner is a doctor and so he had asked me to accommodate myself to have a direct interaction in the evening that day before he gets into his evening clinic. I met the owner and negotiated the rent and paid the advance payment as well the same day. From here starts the tom’s fairy-tale. The next day, I had visited the house again to have a good look at all the rooms in there. For my surprise, I had found that the ventilation glass was a partially broken where I could find a grown up pigeon sitting quietly.
When I gazed at it a bit deeper, I could realize that the pigeon had created a nest and laid two eggs. I was in a dilemma whether I need to scare the pigeon so that it moves away or I need to give the restroom for lease to the pigeon without any charge. I made a call to my companion and we both came to a conclusion that we are going to take up the second option. Both of us are happy to experience this situation. My companion has become more curious as days goes by because of the reason that she was in my hometown and not yet got shifted to our new location. I have placed the screen-shot below which shows the place where the pigeon’s nest was.

In few weeks, I have started to hear strange sounds from the rest room where the pigeon had laid her eggs. Hurray! I could view the beak of the new born baby pigeons. Grayish black in color since the color of their mom is black. The babies always sat and slept quiet except the time when their mom comes into the nest to feed them. The only thing which I was unable to catch it through my eyes is the time when their mom feeds them food through her mouth. I still tried many times to catch this momentous scene but failed since the mother pigeon gets scared of me and gets out of the nest instantaneously.
As the kids started growing, the rest room had got started smelling dirty and nasty since the baby pigeons have started to stool. I have got one bigger job from then that is nothing but cleaning the rest room daily with the bathroom cleaning solution. I would say that was a hard job.
During the second month, the baby pigeons have started walking. It was an amazing scene which I came across in my lifetime. Later, I have decided to relocate the nest from the ventilation area to the balcony of my house because one or the other baby pigeon have started falling down in to the bucket full of water kept in the rest room. One among the two kids had died after staying into the bucket the whole day. The saddest part is that it doesn’t know how to fly at that time.
The only one remained and started growing healthy in the new place that too in front of her mother. I felt happy about the new place where I have moved the nest because the balcony was more visible for the mom pigeon and lot of pigeons have started to come to the balcony of my house to accompany the kid all the time. After that week, I have started to feed the mom pigeons by placing the rice, wheat and nuts which in turn made the balcony more colorful by the arrival of more pigeons.
My wife has come to the new place and felt relieved and happy after seeing the kid which has almost got the shape and well grown. We have even christened the baby pigeon as “Tom”. Attached the screen-shot below where tom was highlighted in yellow. Hope you would also like to have a look at the video captured when the mom pigeon was eating where Tom was disturbing his or her mom asking her to feed him.