After making my 9y/o nephew watch today’s thrilling Liverpool vs. ManU game for the whole 90mins; his first reaction – soccer is boring! Football is so much faster. Jaw drop/Face-palm.
“To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.”
“Buy and hold good personal relationships throughout your life, and pay close attention to the choices you make. Diversify your relationship portfolio in terms of age, gender, education and income level. Don’t be afraid to drop your poor performers.”
If other people are putting in 40-hour workweeks, and you’re putting in 100-hour workweeks, then, even if you’re doing the same thing, you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.
– Elon Musk
Found this recently – 22 Rules by Pixar for writing. Very Interesting and useful.
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” – Zen Master Shunryo Suzuki. Wonderful article on Zen Habits.
A: We are different people!
B: Yes, that’s what makes life interesting!
Now there is a dream job right there… shooting Tour de France.
Well, you know there are crazy guys out there but watch this movie – Running the Sahara – to just nod your head in disbelief… running coast coast of Africa for 110 days for 7500 kms, without a day’s break!
Well, there covers are worth a listen too – BEATLES!
The age where everyone is a writer but no one is a reader.
In my humble opinion, I have realized –
It is not enough to say I have an audience to listen to what I say.I need them to be smart enough to understand what I mean.
Do democracy, freedom and equality lead to fairness and opportunity for all? Or is it just an ad for large corporations needing a platform to sell more products?
Is it just an universal truth that earlier generations always seem to have matured and taken on responsibilities earlier than the current generation? Or an other way to ask is, lack of any tangibles or incentives means that you can push back the realization that you are indeed an adult and that some responsibilities you just cannot ignore!
Barca were probably slightly better out there today but what a exciting first half?! Looks like Jose found the combination out there even though Ozil was magical in the last 20. Would be interesting if Jose is thinking of bringing on Ozil as first change to preserve his legs.
Should Barca have had another penalty? I think Casillas had it covered.
Nice read on the state & future of blogging.
When I do – what’s the big deal?! Boring. Silence!
When you do – my god, so amazing! Genius!
P.S: Should learn marketing
… you just cannot go make some new ones.
Understanding Camera Lens.
Simple ways of living with less.
Writer’s Club Rules.
A nice collection of things that can/may be done in the new year. Thanks Mainak.
James Cameron & Avatar – Changing Cinema as we know it.
A really old article on Sachin when he was 15 by Harsha Bogle.
Winners of PhotoBritain competition – These amatures 🙂
Worked on a few plugins and templates this weekend and now I have this Lightbox plugin to display images in this very template. I have a sample gallery setup that I will fill up extensively over the next few days. Just click on the image and you can navigate the whole set using the arrow keys.
Hope you like it and please tell me if it is otherwise.
If you understand something with minimal effort, and if you manage to perform above the set norms with the same minimal effort, then you are wronging yourself.
The man is angry, forever!
A comedy duo from canada pranked palin catching her speaking jibbersish(as usual) with the con guy mistaking him for french president.
Stop giving me directions to your homes or social places with where to turn or which freeway to take… I can read maps! Bah!
Aah… so sweet is relief… Its Done! Congrats! Now, all the best and put your head down. 🙂
What a cool site!… alrite, i will start work on mine 🙂
And an other Monday Morning at Work… Yankee Doodle Coffee flavor sucks!!!
Its not about actions honey… its all about words. Sweet sounding words!
Totally idiotic and absolutely hilarious… Great mindless writing…
U know u have hit the lowest of the lows when u take someone else’s name when ur with some one else!
It’s over for sure now, it’s the lowest I could hit and I have… sunshine times ahead!
And after all that turmoil… peace prevails…
Life is smooth again… thanks!
Wishing a grt yr ahead to each and every one of u…
On the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur, you ask for the forgiveness of god. On the day before, i.e. Erev Yom Kippur, one has to ask the forgiveness of people.
It is important to ask the forgiveness of people before asking the forgiveness of God.
Am off to bangalore for a week. It ll be a while before i see most of my close friends so have decided to stay there and enjoy the pub scene and watch football…
Have fun all of u…
I think now that there is nothing wrong with the world. The whole wide world is fine and is correct.
I think it’s us – me & a few close pals of mine who are the freaks here when we keep cribbing abt life and world in general.
It’s our logic and common sense that’s flawed… the world’s correct and is the best place to be in.
We are the misfits…
What you carry in a bag tells a lot about your attitude. A group in flickr showcasing loads of individuals through what’s in their bag.
The first week of our new HCS initiative is over and we are very satisfied with the way things have shaped up so far. There are a few logistical and agenda issues but they should be sorted out by next week.
As I mentioned in the last post, I made it a point to go to the classes on all weekdays to take up regular Xth class English syllabus and to get them started up with the subject. I could not exactly keep up that word as I missed two days but I nevertheless completed the first lesson “The King & the Tamarind Drum” and some grammar in 3 days. It was one hell of an experience as this was the first time I was taking a full fledged class and had to be prepared with notes and stuff.
The weekend thing is also coming along great as we could get around 7-8 volunteers to come on Saturday and Sunday to take spoken English classes. We have started upon with the role plays and the science projects should begin soon.
I have some pictures up here of the actual classrooms and the kids. Please bear with the quality of the snaps as there are only shot with a 1.3 mega pixel mobile camera. The real- time faces of the kids convey a lot more than you can see here.
A particular kid in my class is always gloomy and never does her work. She is sad because she left her job in a factory that earned her Rs.1500. Now, the lack of that money means her family consisting of a single mom and 3 kid siblings have that much less to eat. She looked into my eyes and told me this and all I could do was turn my head away. She is awesome when you speak to her about her views on politics and how these so called rehabilitation agencies treat her, but when it comes to English, she’s just not interested.
There are quite a few tales there that are full of misery and pain, but what keeps these kids going is the that they have realized that the world out there is a much darker place and very soon they have to go back in there and fight it out. For them this is but a pit stop before they get back in.
Week 2 starting tomorrow and I have a poem and a lesson to complete… Go Schumi!!!