Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Tuned to 2008 ?

Countdown to 2008 has surely begun..

Time to evaluate the current year and to hope the best for the next year..!!

On a personal front, the convolution of body, mind and heart is surely in for 2008..

2007... Surely one of my best years ( though i often end up saying this every year :-D)..!

To comment better, let me recall the worst and best happenings of 2007 which caught my attention..

Picking the rosy stems first!

  1. India's win in the T-20 World Cup has surely added a lot of glory to the Indian Cricket...

  2. Sudoku championship 2007 by TOI in the first quarter brought lot of champions to limelight..
  3. The Sensex made history by crossing 20K points on oct 29, wondering what next!!

  4. Formula 1 moving out of Europe and India all set to host F1 in 2009...Good Luck..FORCE INDIA!!!!!

  5. The Indo-US nuclear deal signed to benefit both the nations and perhaps to the environment too!!

  6. Vodafone acquires Hutch-Essar, giving a boost to their world-wide network and India's telecom market.

  7. CNN honors heroes worldwide for their courageous acts which made a difference to millions of lives!

  8. Canon's SLR digicams sale touched 30 -million mark..A great achievement & truly deserving!!

  9. YouTube became the most popular free online video streaming service and how so many brands are successfully sold on it..

  10. Last but not the least, Om Shanti Om made quite big not only in Asia but in all the continents, thus uplifiting Bollywood's otherwise sagging spirits ..

The other side of the coin contrasts equally tragic though!

  1. Bob Woolmer's murder mystery surely highlights the victims of cricket betting!

  2. The Iraq War: The sad demise of humanity and how 5 -year old Yossif's face was savagely burnt by 3 policemen with gasoline..
  3. Earthquake disaster in Bangladesh, exposing humans as helpless entities in front of natural calamities..
  4. £26.5 million Northern Bank robbery in England, wondering whom to trust in this era..!
  5. Loss of an eminent personality in the field of literature: Sidney Sheldon , he died of pneumania.
  6. Maine couple charged with kidnapping their own daughter...racism being the motive behind this plot..!
  7. A significant fall of dollar led to serious imbalances in the US economy..wondering will it continue to fall ?
  8. The series of Bollywood flops in 2007 came as a huge shock for many !
  9. Series of famines in Africa, and the widespread sufferings and deaths they caused..
  10. On a funny note, Sachin Tendulkar missed so many centuries!
I would love if my blog readers share their ups and downs in 2007..!

Hoping 2008 brings out more of mavericks..
Quoting Laura Bush's statement..
"We may have commercialised the festival of lights "Xmas"..but not our values .."

Loads of good luck for the coming year°
Happy 2008!!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

What makes you unique ~

Sorry for not actively blogging since a busy with two books..

Ahha what post number do i see...75..
YES………this is true..I and my beautiful blog have shared 74 wonderful posts or shall i say 74 heart-rending moments, giving me a reason to celebrate my blog’s DIAMOND jubilee…Hurrah!!!!!

Robert Cialdine's INFLUENCE..has really left a mark on my mind..

Isn’t it that all of us are so alike..we think alike..we act alike ..we are born alike and in the end we die alike..!
How blindly we love to follow our religion without even knowing its exact roots/\..
How we all love our parents from the core of our hearts ...
And again it is we only who get so engrossed with our own lives, that we make them feel like strangers in their own house ..^
How in our sub-conscious minds, we look for approval from society for our own spouse/boyfrd /galfrd..)
How thoughtlessly we underestimate the person standing in front of us, and then later realize that he/she also did the same mistake as you….
How happy we make our dear ones feel when we gift them from our first salary..
How in our childhood days we all love to be a part of that renowned playing group, and to be able to snatch a sugarcane or two from that slow running tractor..
How we used to keep our siblings occupied when we had to rehearse for our first dance competition/ declamation contest..

& as we start growing mature or old, don’t know what to say..we find it so hard to accept that I and not the other person could be wrong!

These HOWS are now echoing loudly in my mind….

Was watching yesterday “ WER WIRD MILLIONAR” on a German channel “RTL”..and it appeared to be an exact replica of “ KAUN BANEGA CROREPATI” on STAR PLUS..was wondering who copied whom!

One of my dear friends Ruchi, sent me a wonderful link once..

It talks of attitude, and how it makes you different from the other..
Please pour in your ideas to help all understand this phenomenon better.

How much pain and pressure we can endure, differentiates us from our peers..
How much criticism we can positively take from others..

How much we want to amend our wrong doings..
How long we can hold to our moral values..
& how much paradigm shift we can experience in our own thoughts to overcome our mental barriers..

Last Diwali, when I met my family members, they asked me to reorder a bag having 6 abstract nouns, according to the priorities I have set in my life..

Carrier, Family, Friends, Hobbies, Money & Status..

The catch point is- all these 6 are mutually exclusive..
Then list them according to your priorities..
After customizing this abstract bag, I could somewhere feel an answer to my HOWS…how they make me unique and for that matter everybody unique..

How uniquely we all listen to our heart..

For Listening is an art…
Life becomes all the more pretty when we don’t just listen to our own heart…but from the core of our heart we absorb everything what another heart wants to say..

For your heart never beats for you..
It always beats for someone else…..