Keep walking Keep learning

Monday, 18 June 2018

Keep walking Keep learning

Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay gave a Mantra - Charaiveti, CharaiVeti. Keep Walking .. And Trust me Chalte Chalte - Just morning Walking I am doing these certifications and it feels so good. Learning new things, new skills is my passion and now I have all the time available to pursue thing I always wanted to do. 

Someone commented on my old tie -all it needs is a stitch. I was humbled.

Unable to get people on con call.
Someone commented on my old tie -all it needs is a stitch. I was humbled.
I was going thru some of my old EverNote notes.
It read:
"Unable to get people on con call.
Someone commented on my old tie -all it needs is a stitch.
I was humbled."
Those were good old Corporate days. Sometimes due to the Global Time Differences, it would become difficult to get people on Conference Calls/ Video Calls/ Audio Chats.
I remember vividly, one of the colleagues took a dig at my tie whose label had come out from one side and was visible to the powerful camera and hence to all participants. 
My colleague said "All your Old Tie needs is a Stitch".   It humbled me.
Today, I do not remember the name of the colleague and my bad, I did not note it down in the Evernote. 
Thinking - how to mend some of the Old ties? The Old friendships. The Oldest ones for example.  A friend sent me a WhatsApp last afternoon "All well? No news from you for long?"
I thought, this friend was visiting USA to his two sons and may not have access to his Indian phone number/ whatsapp as it is a long stay - he had planned to stay for 6 months. 
Then after a while, I found two missed calls and one which stopped before 3 rings ( Damn Redmi Y1 and Damn my One Plus 5 T).  I called him.  He was back 15 days ago and was shifting home after 34 years.  We became colleagues and later thick friends since 1985.  His old flat / building was going under renovation and the neighbors were concerned that he had not yet vacated the flat so that the builder can start work.  He shifted to a small one bedroom flat. Sitting among boxes, he thought of me and called. He was worried as most babyboomers do when they do not get RESPONSE.  
We had a catch up chat, I said I may visit your town soon for a morning/ evening trip and will try and atleast speak from  airport.  He said stay back, be my guest. Let's catch up. We may be gone again for a long long time to USA and who knows....
I knew I was humbled again - All the Old Tie needed what just a proverbial STITCH. 

Sunday, 17 June 2018

8 short stories with deep meaning - Not my own.

(1) Those who had coins, enjoyed in the rain. Those who had notes, were busy looking for shelter.

(2) Man and God both met somewhere. Both exclaimed, "My creator."

(3) He asked, are you a Hindu or Muslim? The response came, "I am hungry"!

(4) The fool didn't know it was impossible. So he did it.

(5) "Wrong number," Said a familiar voice.

(6) What if God asks you after you die, "So how was heaven?"

(7) They told me that to make her fall in love I had to make her laugh. But every time she laughs, I am the one who falls in love."

(8) We don't make friends anymore....
We Add them nowadays.

Art of Dealing - Story Telling

A retired old couple returned to a Mercedes dealership where the salesman promised to hold a car for them.

But they found the car was just sold to a beautiful, leggy, busty blonde in a mini skirt and a halter top.

The old man was visibly upset. He spoke to the salesman sharply, "Young man, you said you hold that car till we raised the $95,000 asking price, yet you closed the deal for $75,000 to the young lady there. And if I remember right, you had insisted there was no discount for this model !

"The salesman took a deep breath, cleared his throat and reached for a large glass of water.

"Well, what can I tell you? She had the cash ready, didn't need any financing help, and, Sir, just look at her, how could I resist?", replied the grinning salesman sheepishly.

Just then the young woman walked over to the senior couple and gave the car keys to the old man.

"There you go," she said. "I told you I could get him to lower the price. See you later Dad, Happy Father's day."

Once again..... don't mess with seniors. I love this one.
A great laugh. 😛😛😛😛😛

For Startpreneurs via

 The Unique Tale Of Startup ‘Co-Creator’ GrowthStory And Its Next Conquest — B2B
Bengaluru-based GrowthStory is unique in the way it operates. It’s neither a venture capital firm, nor an angel investor, nor an incubator. Then what is it? GrowthStory is a “promoter that co-creates the business.” It identifies areas of potential growth, seeks out entrepreneurs, and helps them with the research, strategy, and raising of funds. The firm has seen big success with the likes of Freshmenu and BigBasket and, until recently, was focused on B2C ventures, but now that is changing.
Three major players — Zivame, Clovia, and PrettySecrets — played emissaries of the change. In FY16-17, the trio reported a combined revenue of INR ~100 Cr. On the face of it, this looks like the a steadily developing niche market. But if you look closely, something doesn’t smell quite right, at least for certain players. Let us take a deep dive into the financials of the online lingerie triangle...
Realising the unorganised nature and scope of this space, Akash Domadiya, along with Harsh Patel, in 2014 founded Tradohub, an online source of raw materials for all sorts of business. Simply put, as a bootstrapped startup Tradohub is an online distributor of sorts which is making procurement of raw materials easy, efficient, and economical for Indian SMEs.
There is no single online platform where one can stream cricket matches, watch tennis or boxing, get football updates, and catch up on news from around the sports world. Realising this gap, Raman Raheja, a seasoned entrepreneur with experience in both live entertainment and sports franchising, decided to build a one-stop online sports platform that would cater to all the popular sports played in India. The result: Sports Flashes.
We bring you a masterclass on funding from SaaS master Sridhar Vembu. Talking to Inc42 during Facebook, Vembu offers a simple thumbrule to help startups resolve the confusion between raising VC money and bootstrapping — “don’t overthink it”. Vembu gives startups a unique analogy: “Go outside your home and see the coconut vendor or the chaiwala. They are bootstrapped.”

Randomness and creativity

What if the decayed internal ate the solution?

The regal game watchs into the subdued professor.

Frog, Poetry and Haiku Generator

This is what I wrote

living the life of a frog
inside the well
watching the sky above
Oh! this sky is my limit.

I wondered, when I showed
you the power of your latent dreams
The self illuminated star that you are
Among the galaxy

You still let out the Frog
out of your throat !

This is what the Haiku generator created for me 
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Pictorial Idiom Fun

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Pathfinders and Mentors

Five men got lost in a vast forest. They tried to find their way out.

The first man said, “I will follow my intuition and go left.”

The second man said, “I will go right. I have a strong feeling about this.”

The third man said, “I think I will walk back the same path we came. This should be the safest option.”

The fourth man said: “I think we are on the right track already, so I will keep going straight. I am sure this forest will end and I will find a village or a farm to ask for directions.”

The fifth man said, “I don’t know what to do. I think I will climb up this tall tree and take a better look around before I make up my mind.”

So the fifth man did that. While he was climbing, the other four men scattered towards their own directions. The fifth man now could see from above what was the shortest way to a village. He thought that the others should not have chosen the paths they did. He was wrong, though.

Each man chose his own path and gained a different experience. The man who went left, found a long path but in the end, it led him to the town.

The man who went right, had to fight a pack of wolves, but this way he learned how to survive in the forest.

The man who went back, met another team of hikers and he made new friends.

The man who went straight, found indeed a farm and was hosted by the family for a couple of days before leaving for the village.

Everyone was enriched in their own unique way by the journey.


Some reflections on this story...

What if, there are no "right" or "wrong" decisions?

Could it be that every decision offers us new experiences, which in turn offers us innumerable further opportunities for growth?

It has taken every decision of our life to bring us to where we are right now. In the fullness of the present, are we really in the wrong place? Even if it feels so, can we be sure?

What if there are no mistakes? Only opportunities?

20 harsh lessons to learn before you are 30

  1. What are 20 harsh life lessons everyone should learn in their 20s? originally appeared on Quora -- the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.
  2. Answer by Max Lukominskyi, life and productivity hacker, on Quora:
  3. Life has already begun. There is no interlude. Nor is there a trial version. Your every decision matters.
  4. Your online friends are fake friends. Unfortunately, it's true. Most of them do not care about you and will not come in your hour of need.
  5. If you fall in love, be ready to get your heart broken. It is tough and it hurts.
  6. Your studying career does not end after prom. Knowledge is crucial. If you are not willing to be left behind, keep studying.
  7. Your family members are the most important people in your life. They are the only ones who care about you. Treat them well and appreciate them.
  8. Your weaknesses do not matter. Learn to accept this. The only things that matter are your strengths. Improve them.
  9. Everything worth doing takes years. Do not expect to reach your goals too quickly. It will probably take much longer than you imagine.
  10. All the opportunities for growth are beyond your comfort zone. Make leaving it a habit. Find your discomfort zone. Enter it.
  11. Broken relationships are not worth staying in. Do not waste your time on things you cannot fix anymore. Let them go and move ahead.
  12. The world is full of injustice. There are plenty of unjust things you are likely to face within your lifetime. Be ready!
  13. Luck comes to those who work hard. Good things do not come to those who wait. Persistence and hard work are the only prerequisites for luck.
  14. There is no perfect moment to start. If you want to start doing something, act now. Do not wait for a better moment. It will never come.
  15. You cannot be everywhere and have everything. Learn to make the right choices and commit to the things that matter most.
  16. Every person in your life should be appreciated. Do not take people for granted.
  17. Experience and emotions are your best investments. The traditional measures of success -- fancy cars and houses -- are no longer relevant. Emotions, memories, experience, knowledge. These are the things that matter.
  18. Later often means never. Do not postpone anything. Live now!
  19. Success equals perseverance. Do not give up. Stay dedicated to your dreams. Chasing them is difficult, but it's worth the struggle.
  20. Regular workouts are crucial. Take care of your health and body. Exercise regularly and make sure you are in a good shape.
  21. Your failures do not matter. Only wins count. Therefore, do not be afraid to fail.
  22. Nobody will help you. You have to help yourself.

7 Buddha Puzzles

*There are 7 puzzles which the Buddha answered**There are 7 puzzles which the Buddha answered*

1: "What is *SHARPEST* thing in this world?"

His people replied simultaneously: " *Sword*."

Answer *Buddha*:
The sharpest is the " *human tongue*"
Because through the tongue, humans easily slander people, hurt the heart, hurt people's feelings, etc ...

2: What has the *MOST* distance from us in this world?

Some replied: " *Space, the moon, the sun*."

Answer *Buddha*:
The most distant is the " *Past*".
Whoever we are, however rich we may be, we can NOT go back in time.
Therefore we must make good use of today & days that will come.

3: What is *BIGGEST*thing in this world?

Someone replied:
" *Mountain, Earth, Sun*.

"Answer *Buddha*:
The biggest one in the world is " *Lust*".

Many humans become wretched because they indulge their lusts.
All modes are justified in order to realize the dream and lust of the world.
Therefore careful with lust ..!

4: "What has the *MOST WEIGHT* in this world?

"Someone replied:
" *Steel, iron, elephant*."

Answer *Buddha*:
The hardest is " *Promise*".
It's easy to say but hard to do.

5: "What is *LIGHTEST* in this world?

"Someone replied:
" *Cotton, wind, dust, leaves*."

Answer *Buddha*:
The lightest in the world is " *Forgetting Me & Leaving Me*".

Look at the many people who are chasing wealth and position, some simply leaves Me

6: What is *CLOSEST* to us in this world?

Someone replied:
" *Parents, Friends, Friends, Relatives*."

Answer *Buddha*:
The closest to us is " *DEATH*".
Because death is *SURE* and can happen any second.

7: Last question:
"What's the *Easiest* thing to do in this world?"

They replied:
" *Eating, sleeping, hanging out*"

Answer *Buddha*:
The easiest is

*May all living beings be Well & Happy*

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