Friday, November 30, 2012


Time for little cheers, isn’t  it?  With due apologies to blondes :

Two blondes were going to Disneyland. They were driving on the Interstate when they saw the sign that said Disneyland LEFT. They started crying and turned around and went home.

A gorgeous young redhead went into the doctor's office and said that her body hurt wherever she touched it.
'Impossible!' said the doctor.. 'Show me.’
The redhead took her finger, pushed on her left shoulder and screamed, then she pushed her elbow and screamed even more. She pushed her knee and screamed; likewise she pushed her ankle and screamed. Everywhere she touched made her scream.
The doctor said, 'You're not really a redhead, are you?’
 'Well, no' she said, 'I'm actually a blonde.'
'I thought so,' the doctor said, 'Your finger is broken.'

A highway patrolman pulled alongside a speeding car on the freeway. Glancing at the car, he was astounded to see that the blonde behind the wheel was knitting! Realizing that she was oblivious to his flashing lights and siren, the trooper cranked down his window, turned on his bullhorn and yelled, 'PULL OVER!'
'NO!' the blonde yelled back, 'IT'S A SCARF!'

A Russian, an American, and a Blonde were talking one day.
 The Russian said, 'We were the first in space!'
The American said, 'We were the first on the moon!'
The Blonde said, 'So what? We're going to be the first on the sun!'
The Russian and the American looked at each other and shook their heads. 'You can't land on the sun, you idiot! You'll burn up!' said the Russian.
To which the Blonde replied, 'We're not stupid, you know. We're going at night!'

A girl was visiting her blonde friend, who had acquired two new dogs, And asked her what their names were.
The blonde responded by saying that one was named Rolex and one was named Timex.
Her friend said, 'Whoever heard of someone naming dogs like that?'
'HELLLOOOOOOO......,' answered the blonde. 'They're watch dogs'!

PS : I may be out of town for a week without access to internet. Please bear with me.

Saturday, November 24, 2012


Yesterday I had the privilege of attending wedding of two young blogger friends -  Sakshi and Shayon got married. They had known each other for a long time and had been very keen to be together for life. As usual there were little hurdles but they had finally got over all that and joined up for life. I am extremely happy not only that their true love has culminated in marriage but also that they have set an example of overcoming caste and regional bias of our society. Kudos to them and their supportive parents. We need more such youngsters and parents to make India as ONE NATION.  


Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Today 41 years ago we got married. This morning when I got up she was already in the kitchen preparing tea. I was searching for words to wish her but was finding it little difficult. Then suddenly without any effort words just came out of my mouth. I told her “ Thanks a lot for being with me all these years.”

This set me on memories of our journey till now. It is not that we did not have our differences. We have had many and also have had numerous arguments or fights you may say. We have also been on KUTTI ( not on speaking terms ) many a times which lasted from half an hour to may be a day.  Or speaking in mono syllable for some time.   I am not qualified to say much on relationships except from my experience. It is certain that for any relationship to be healthy there are some basic principles. I always list the following :

a)     Mutual Respect
b)    Mutual Trust
c)     Two Way Open & Logical Communication 
d)    Accepting other as he or she is without trying to change him or her but making efforts to overcome own weak points.

Then it struck me that all this is possible if we have WILLINGNESS TO BE WITH EACH OTHER.  So now I can say that for STRONG & HEALTHY relationship FIRM GROUND is WILLINGNESS TO BE WITH EACH OTHER and then SOLID FOUNDATIONS can be laid by the basic principles listed above. 

Friday, November 16, 2012


This one tells so well that it is upto us how we make our life peaceful.

When someone does something or is about to do something, in a way we don’t want it to be done, and we are not able to accept it - we become angry. However, when someone does something or is about to do something, in a way we don’t want it to be done - but we are able to accept it - we remain tolerant.

When someone has something which we don’t have, or someone is able to produce results which we are capable to produce - and we are not able to accept it - we become jealous. When someone has something which we don’t have, or someone is able to produce results which we are capable to produce and we are able to accept it - we get inspired

When someone is present in our thoughts, but not physically present and we are not able to accept it - we say "I am missing you". When someone is present in our thoughts, but not physically present and we are able to accept it - we say "I am thinking of you".

The emotional equation is quite simple.

Something + Non-Acceptance = Negative Emotion
Something + Acceptance = Positive Emotion

So, it is NOT 'something' or 'someone' that makes us feel positive or negative, but it is our 'acceptance' or 'non-acceptance' of something or someone, that makes us feel positive or negative.

It isn’t the world, but the quality of our response to the world - acceptance or non-acceptance - that determines the quality of our emotions.

Next time you feel disturbed with a negative emotion, instead of asking who or what is disturbing you, examine who or what you are resisting or not accepting that is causing this disturbance. Replace resistance or non-acceptance with acceptance, and the negative emotion will turn into a positive one. Emotional management begins when we stop blaming that 'something' or 'someone' and start taking the responsibility to respond to life with 'acceptance'.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Goddess Lakshmi


Saturday, November 10, 2012


I could not resist sharing this story with you all.

A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell.
He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups and
set about nailing it to a post on the edge of
his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the
post, he felt a tug on his overalls.

He looked down into the eyes of a little boy.

"Mister," he said, "I want to buy one of your

"Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat
off the back of his neck, "These puppies come
from fine parents and cost a good deal of money."

The boy dropped his head for moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer.

"I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?"

"Sure," said the farmer. And with that he let out a whistle. "Here, Dolly!" he called.

Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran
Dolly followed by four little balls of fur.

The little boy pressed his face against the chain
link fence. His eyes danced with delight. As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse.

Slowly another little ball appeared, this one noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat awkward manner, the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up...

"I want that one," the little boy said, pointing to the runt. The farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, "Son, you don't want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would."

With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers.

In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made shoe.

Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "You see sir, I don't run too well myself, and he will need someone who understands."

With tears in his eyes, the farmer reached down and picked up the little pup.

Holding it carefully he handed it to the little boy.

"How much?" asked the little boy... "No charge," answered the farmer, "There's no charge for love."

The world is full of people who need someone who understands.

Show your friends how much you care.

Sunday, November 4, 2012


This is my 200th post. So let me make you all smile as I am. I am sharing some light hearted humour with you :

A ship docked at a small port for replenishing rations after almost a year at sea. A sailor with home town just about half an hour away from there, requested Captain for shore leave. Captain agreed due to compassionate grounds but told him to be back next day as they would be sailing in two days. There was no sign of him next day. As the ship was about to sail after two days, he was seen running up the pier towards the ship. When he boarded, Captain asked him for reasons to be late. Here is their conversation after that –

Sailor “ It took two days for my uniform to dry.”

Captain “ But it did not rain.”

Sailor” Sir, when I reached home my wife was in shower.”

Jim walking by river bank found a man propped up against a tree with his fishing rod secured in hallow of tree trunk. He saw that fishing line was taut as fish seemed to have taken the bait. He told that man about it asking him to pull out the fish. That man asked Jim to do it for him. After the fish was pulled out and unhooked, he asked Jim to put a bait and cast the line again. Jim obliged him and continued with his walk. Later while on his way back Jim found the same situation again. And the whole process of pulling out fish and casting fresh bait was repeated. Jim could not hold his curiosity asking that man if he was so lazy why did he not bring his son along with him for fishing. He said that he did not have a son as he was not married. Jim asked him then why did he not get married. That man asked Jim if he had a pregnant woman in mind.    

Dodo got married. His friends asked him about plans for honeymoon. He told of an exotic destination chosen for that. Friends were surprised as that place was known to be very expensive while Dodo was a miser. On their asking Dodo told them that he is saving 50% cost. On being asked how, he told that his wife was going alone and his business partner had volunteered to go along at his expense to look after her safety.