Life should come with a pause button.
Sunday, February 26, 2006
Saturday, February 18, 2006
Friday, February 17, 2006
As part of our Social development programme here at IIM K, a group of us went back to Vimala Home to help them out with their operations. We did our best for them and now, I'd like to request for your help too.
If you are from Kerala, here's how you can help. If you know any physically handicapped girl child who needs help and love, tell her guardians about Vimala Home and help her have a better life.
If you are from Kozhikode, you can help the children indirectly by helping them sell their Vimal Condiments. If you know any hotel manager or a caterer or a mess contracter or a department store owner or anyone who stays near Medical College, Kozhikode- spread the word about Vimal Condiments and cajole them to buy their spices from Vimala Home.
If not, say a little prayer for the children at Vimala Home and spread the word.
You can contact them at
VIMALA HOME FOR THE HANDICAPPED
Devagiri Complex, Kozhikode,
Kerala - 673 008
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
There is no way I would have bought this book myself. Referred by a friend, it came into my hands at the perfect time - when I had nothing else to do but read whatever came my way.
Tuesdays with Morrie, authored by Mitch Albom may not be one of the best well-written books around. But the insights it offers pretty much makes up for it. The book revolves around the conversations on Tuesdays between a student (Albom) and his slowly dying prof (Morrie). A true story, the book had me amazed at the courage of the dying man.
A part of the book that particularly moved me....
"I heard a nice little story the other day," Morrie says. He closes his eyes for a moment and I wait.
"Okay. The story is about a little wave, bobbing along in the ocean, having a grand old time. He's enjoying the wind and the fresh air - until he notices the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore.
'My God, this is terrible,' the wave says. 'Look what's going to happen to me!'
Then along comes another wave. It sees the first wave looking grim, and it says to him, 'Why do you look so sad?'
The first wave says, 'You don't understand! We're going to crash! All of us waves are going to be nothing! Isn't it terrible?'
The second wave says, 'No, you don't understand. You're not a wave; you're part of the ocean.'"
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Mr. Karunakaran said it was weak forces in the LDF which were opposed to the entry of DIC(K)......
.....a reported statement of the Communist Party of India leader Veliyam Bhargavan that those who came in contact with the DIC(K) would have to take bath....
These are from an article on DIC(K), Democratic Indira Congress-Karunakaran and its leader Mr. Karunakaran's quotes.
Ah well, maybe it's time I took up a new hobby to kill time.
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Kerala's economy registered an all-time high growth rate of 9.2 per cent in 2004-05, with the major contribution of 13.8 per cent in the services sector.
The service sectors like tourism, real estate and banking contributed 13.8 per cent to the growth.......
I take my hobby of travelling seriously for a year and look what I have gone and done!!!
GWBE had been blog-fasting. Was a little tied up wrapping up the MBA thing. Two more precious weeks out here and I can say - It's over!! Happy or sad? Donno.
I walked out of the exam hall today; it was my last exam. People were cheering about that fact that they were full-fledged MBAs now ready to hit the big bad world and to prove their worth.
But all I could think of was.............What next?
These 18 months out here at IIMK there were so many short term goals to look forward to that one never had to plan or think too much about what to do. You were safe and secure in a cocoon. And there was always something to do. Some deadlines to be met. Days and nights went by so fast.
And now it's time to emerge from the cocoon and explore the world. The thought itself is exciting. But a little scary about the uncertain future. Whatever is in store for me, I hope I get to stop and smell the flowers too on the way.
Have a great day ppl!
Off topic - A great initiative by my friend Anil. Would be equally appealing to connoisseurs of good food and comic enthusiasts. Being part of both the groups, I enjoyed it tremendously.
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