Saturday, 21 November 2015

Captivating Lines from Here and There- 3

  •      Every Event that baffles you today had its seed in an intention yesterday
  •      By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you will be happy. If you get a badone, you will become a philosopher- Socrates
  •     What is team spirit? It is nothing but a collective desire to win- Kapil Dev,Cricketeer
  •     If you give people goals that are too difficult, they will get discouraged, if their      goals are too easy, you will drain their self-esteem- Ken Blanchard,Author&        Management expert      
  •   Often the arrogant are difficult to recognize at first because they do not exhibit   this  to those who are important to them- Philip.B. Crosby, Quality Guru
  •    Individual  learning is in a sense irrelevant to the organization. What sets apart  great organizations is their immense ability to raise their learning and their  capabilities collectively as an organization.
  •   Indians love to be strategic; they love the big idea but the execution part tends to  get messed up. Strategizing also requires an ability to execute, to direct, to  monitor and articulate the strategy into a set of tasks. That point is missed totally-  Ted Turner, Director, Systems, Pentaff
  •    Stop writing other person’s life scripts. Focus on your own script.They will find  their way- Sister Shivani, Brahmakumaris
  •   Accept everything. Resistance only makes the nondesired thing even more  powerful- sister Shivani,Brahmakumaris

Friday, 20 November 2015

Beyond Boundaries

Everything said and done
free birds love flying
beyond boundaries

Poetry, music, cricket
beyond copy book
beyond the notes
beyond restrictions of  five,seven, five....

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

It's a Pity!

It’s a pity that you neither had
the courage or the conviction
to speak out your real feelings,
thoughts and opinions

It’s a pity that you had to wait 13 years
to speak- to communicate
It’s a pity that you chose instead
to ruin 13 years of your life and mine...

Communication is the essence
of any relationship
a platform that clears, clarifies
and removes misunderstanding
It’s a pity that your closed nature shut out
the very life blood of life

At least now after 13 years,
I am able to understand
the reasons for your weird behaviour
the pendulum swings in mood
the self-destructing demeanour

Perhaps there is a purpose in
Your being what you are
And my being what I am
May God give you strength and wisdom
to know the truth, not half truths
to truly open up and communicate…

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Captivating Lines From Here and There- 2

  • It is not people that are a company's pricipal asset, it is the enthusiasm of its people- Jack Welch, former CEO General Electric
  • A good worker takes his work and not himself seriously
  • A man with one watch knows what time it is.A man with two watches is not sure.Most of our institutions have too many watches
  • If I had 8 hours to chop a tree, I would spend 6 hours sharpening my axe
  • The past is history; the future is a mystery and this moment is a gift.That is why it is called" "the present"
  • People with humility don't think less of themselves.They think less about themselves.
  • We shape our habits; then our habits shape us- Stephen Covey
  • The secret of success on the job is to work as though you were working for yourself-  Lair Rebeiro
  • The service of India means the service of millions who suffer.It means ending of poverty, ignorance, disease and inequality of opportunity- Jawaharlal Nehru
  • The sign on the door of opportunity says "PUSH".
  • Be kind to unkind people,they need it the most.
  • The only disability in life is a bad attitude- Scott Hamilton

Monday, 9 November 2015

The Intern- 2015 (Movie Review)

Wary of English films these days
which almost invariably seem
to be dipped in violence & the macabre
I stay yards away; occasionally reminiscing of
the older movies that had so much more
 variety of subjects and content  …

On a strong recommendation though
after a gap of very many years
I set out to watch the “The Intern”
with spouse in tow

The title role essayed by a veteran
 “The Intern” did not disappoint
Instead it reminded me, of earlier times
a period of nostalgia, when I, an Indian
had watched so many Hollywood movies!

An old man of seventy
bored of being inactive
Jumps at a chance offered
by new policy of a company
to appoint a  senior citizen ‘intern’

The protagonist’s experiences
of handling office politics once again
 of taking on challenges of still being relevant
and being  involved in the lives of younger people
all make  for interesting, engrossing viewing

The movie leaves you inspired
and smiling all the way
with an “All’s well” climax
Kudos to the director, Nancy Meyers
To lead players Robert de Nero, Anne Hathaway
To everyone who contributed
to my two hour happiness!