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Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?

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I read these line a couple of weeks ago..while reading Khalil Gibran's book...

"If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were"

When I read these...I felt 'wow' but as it started sinking in me...am thinking how easy it is to say or to read but can you imagine how difficult it would be to ..let them go????...you do so much for them and then...you just let them go...!! Am not saying that you keep any kind of expectation but the faith ...doesnt that gets thrashed!!???

At such times I remember what Sir Winston Churchill, had said once...

"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat."...at least he said what he could give..he didnt make any false promises and raised anyone's expectations!!!

Similarly, Subhash Chandra Bose- "Give me your blood and I will give you freedom"...an attempt was made for that freedom.
But when I think of a person and then sacrifice...its lin…

If you are going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance..;)

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Today is a day with lot of things taking place in many people's life...at least a couple of them whom I know and...hence I am assuming every now and then in this part of the world like some good things happen ..similar fashion ...something painful too happens to people !!!
It was just couple of weeks when I saw this guy blooming with love and always making sure to keep his sunshine happy and content ....and how he tells me today that she broke off with him for no reason and she lets him know this via email...!!!
"Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out." -- Vaclav Havel
This is what exactly I felt and I told him to be strong!!!!
I wish I could do something..when I heard his boss didnt either pay attention to this part and he was dealing with some work performance issues..!!!

"Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary." ~Mark Twain

Seemed like the last straw...but …

The mind never fully accepts any convictions that it does not owe to its own efforts!!

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Sourav Ganguly is back with a bang! Ousted from the Indian team due to bad form and under pressure to perform in the Duleep trophy for East Zone, Ganguly hit back with an entertaining 117 which included 18 boundaries and a six off just 143 balls. It was Indian captains toughest test and he passed with flying colours. Now Chappell has a big problem on his hands, should he take Ganguly after the first ODI if India lose or should he wait and watch.

"People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character" ~ Ralph W Emerson

I had just gone to one of this sites where people had created a website club as they hate Ganguly. I mean what is it ...after all he is a human. We all have good and bad phases in life..in profession..should we hate ourselves also when we are not doing so well?
I am glad to hear about Dada's performance...this is a tribute for his success on my behalf :) in this blog.

Three Cheers to the Bengal Tiger ;) hip hip hurray!!! :)

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Like swift water, an active mind never stagnates...!

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I have moved into new place and trying to set things out...I often miss Toronto, as every now and then something comes out and it takes me way back to Toronto...I know I bore people out here with my stories...but I love to live in those memories too :)

"Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose." ~From the television show The Wonder Years

But the view from my patio is something which brings back life into me :) & this is the view...its just amazing!!!!
I just love the water...the noise of the water...it just thrills out the pleasure and joy in me.

"Everywhere water is a thing of beauty gleaming in the dewdrop, singing in the summer rain."- John Ballantine Gough

I had read this poetry long back ...but today to express my feelings ...and the joy that I have for having this view right out of my patio is something...which I can only mesmerize it...and read out..
"I came where the river
Ran over stones;

Every word written is a victory against death...!

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The other day I was watching this movie...'Sau jhooth aur ek sach' (100 lies over one truth), something like that. The reason I watched this movie was coz there are actors like..Vikram Gokhale (marathi theater pro and a great actor) & Mamooty (Keralite film actor, National award winner), in it.

The movie was well captured..through out I liked Vikram Gokhale's natural acting and was finding it funny with Mamooty's hindi speaking skills...I really had a good laugh !!!

"Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study".
Red Auerbach


Something that stick in to my mind when Mamooty asks why anyone writes a 'diary' ? for which his answer is that when a person is lonely!!!!!!!!!! Something which I dont agree with..! It could be just a phrase to continue the story of the movie however, it made me think and write over here :)

"The reason one writes isn't the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say&…

Moon! Moon! I am prone before you. Pity me,and drench me in loneliness!!!

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An evening in California ...;) ..I think after India trip its, in California that I have seen full moon..with that tinch of yellow & orange color...wow...I dont know why...I always found the moon bigger in size when am in North America and its always smaller in size in India..?? why???

"The moon develops the imagination, as chemicals develop photographic images"

But even though the moon was full...beautiful with spreading the moonlight across..still a strangeness was there...the sense of belongingness or warmth which I have seen in Canada or in India was lacking!!!

"Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax."

Its so strange I wonder....though we all know there is only one moon and one sun...still we differentiate hehehehe...thats what they say its the mind thing :)

However, I like the mountains over here...very light greyish n blue combi mountains with trees in between growing..as if its shrubs...and literally makes one feel that its a painting...:) it is …

The sun-observing marigold!!!!

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As time goes things settle one by one.....however new things come up too
Isnt that funny...? We often try to resolve something to figure out some new challenges ahead
"I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare."
But then I love these challenges and then try to resolve...it keeps me motivated

"The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for."

So now friends, you would understand why my cam is now a days jobless .. still I clicked this flower..can say my first picture in California .....it reminded me the marigold flower...and I know its Dashera time for many people and these flowers grow immensely during this season.

"Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us" - Oscar Wilde

I remember in Toronto, my garden had these so many.....they grow crazy.....and many desi used to come and appreciate the golden carpet in my garden.

It brought b…

Change begets change....!

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"Change" this word looks so small...when one actually goes through the change :)

I have been moved to a new city...new environment...new job ...and ofcourse new kind of people :)...so many changes to such a small soul like me ..:)

I have a lot to capture with my cam when I look at the nature here...but believe me I miss my home Toronto :(

I now truly believe in 'Until you taste sour, you really dont know what is sweetness'

"I'll go anywhere as long as it's forward."

I have been through changes but now its been a long time ...my things are still in transit with the USP people ...I have no phone :( yet...am still going through the process...of getting one...hence no net...aaah! how much to make one soul suffer....but then work is also new & I can't take the risk of blogging hehe..hehe what else for the last straw on the camel's back...am getting used to everything...I have found a desi colleague right from the heart of Goa - in India, who keeps…