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Inspite of reading 100's of books on inspiration why do we feel we need more inspiration?
"We spend time adoring the adjectives(achievements)
and ignoring the verbs(the action)!"
8 Jun 2014
Satish was a pancake seller. He was singled out by his fellow tradesmen in the alley as he kept to himself, the real reason being a disfigured face.
He had meager profits and ate 1 or 2 leftover pancakes as he lived alone. One day a family of street beggars went pass the stall. The children started wailing and throwing hunger tantrums.
“Give me pancakes for rupees 15” said the irritated mother. Satish counted the pancakes, only two were left. A single pancake was for rupees 15. He divided a pancake and gave it to the 2 children. The children vanished around the corner, after gulping down the pancakes, following the other members.
Now, a boy of 5 with a pockmarked face in tattered clothes, who apparently belonged to the recent visitors, came near the stall. He eyed the display counter with a hungry look. Satish as if having seen himself in a mirror gave him the last pancake with a mug of water.
6 Jun 2014
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26 May 2014
The gulmohar trees on the road were blooming in the hot summer. Narayan was learning to drive a car.
He couldn't control the vehicle; not being able to decide when to let go the throttle. The moment he accelerated the car, in excitement, he had to restrain speed and the other way round.
The instructor said with an amused look, “What makes one a better driver is control over the throttle and not letting go, as is widely believed.”
Read here about the The Prophet of Modern India in Gautam Ghosh's
The Prophet of Modern India: A Biography of Swami Vivekananda
"His teachings continue to be relevant today, especially in the light of the prevailing intolerance and fanaticism in the country, and the increasing turmoil in the world"
17 May 2014
A BIG Thank You
to all readers of this blog for coming to this space regularly and helping it achieve a good following.
This blog started with the few short stories I wrote in my college days and leisure time. Combining the stories with quotes from everyday life was how it progressed. The tone and style of the stories has changed over time, new attempts made. After all, EVERY single reader matters.
A special thanks to fellow blogger friends at IndiBlogger network.
More fun to come.