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“For the mind disturbed, the still beauty of dawn is nature's finest balm” ;-)

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After all that heavy duty posts...I thought of chilling for a moment..and guess what..my focus and determination was on this...picture!!!

“The paradox of reality is that no image is as compelling as the one which exists only in the mind's eye.” ~ Shana Alexander

Its been long that I am trying to click this pic...and I wanted to surprise some of my Indian friends with this pic..!
Last time I had seen Manish's pic standing in this field...and when I saw this over here in Cal, 'sarson ka saag' (Mustard) field....pranks started playing in my mind...that reminds a funny quote that I read the other day :D

"The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they are okay, then it's you."- Rita Mae Brown


...and I said I have to get this no matter what!! :)! The other day I saw KL with her summer post and I thought she might bring this...but nah!!! ...so here friends f…

“Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison”

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I have read many books on World War I & II and the movies with the brutal murder of Jews. I have read how Germany lost to Russia too but always wanted to see how it feels when a person who made people to treat him like a god …at the time of his defeat how.. what it was all about…? It was a question to me..!

“The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing” ~ Oscar Wilde

I had this surprise movie with Bruno Canz (Adolf Hitler – awesome justification to the character), Alexandra Maria Lara (as Hitler’s secretary) and so on…directed by Oliver Hirsch – biegel!
It is basically witnessing the last days of Adolf Hitler through the eyes of the secretary. It is a German movie with English sub-titles!

Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

All I was thinking and astonished by was the ‘loyalty’ …that was …

“Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.”

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This weekend was really an awesome one...I was toadally busy....friday went out ...it was raining...but imgaine a long drive and then to a hot spicy dinner ...hmmm the mention makes me hungry ..:)

“Don't drive as if you owned the road Drive as if you owned the car”

Saturday...I was trying out the navigation in my car...it was fun to add address and check out the place....with the skyview fully open...and the wind ...this weekend I was on a mission....but each time...I was not able to accomplish!!!! Its still there up hanging..:)

“He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.”

Sunday... again a long trip to Sacramento to meet my friend...it was a hillarious union after a long gap...men vs women....:) its awesome to see how the feminist part and anti-feminist part comes out...from individuals which are so natural but then there were some who were being one of those...'am the gentleman...the perrrrfect & ideal guy'!!!
In all....it was a busy day all weekend!!!!

“Doin…

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching.”

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Have you every felt guilty...after doing something which is not ethical???
Something like that recently happened...I dont want to go to the depth of it...however I wanted to discuss about this human element...Guilt

“Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.”

Sometime at work or outside work...people tend to take advantage of there position and do whatever they can.. without thinking as whether they are doing it right or wrong!

“A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.” ~ Albert Camus

One of the incident took place at work and everyone knew.. what, that manager did was wrong and was not in ethics either. Every other staff went and questioned there manager and ultimately those managers came to question...what so ever might have happened..the person who was fired without notification is now getting 2 weeks pay without even working :)
As you sow...so you reap...!!

“Even the most rational approach to ethics is defenseless if there isn't the will to do what is …

“Music is love in search of a word.”

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Now a days its much relaxing....moments that I am passing through!!!!

Everything is kind a stopped as from work front...but am enjoying reading and listening ghazals...! Yesterday, I was watching Jagjit's Parwaaz -concert show...and I just went back to those moments where...I was actually meeting Jagjit Singh and was taking pics and chatting with him...everything seemed like live :)

“Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul”

I had a team lunch today...it was a near by Tirupati Bhavan....it was cool start of conversation and then suddenly food arrived everyone dived in to it and suddenly the manager paid the bill...all of a sudden ok guys...we have meeting lets rush :D....that was a cool lunch!!!!

“A friend is one who takes you to lunch even if you're not tax deductible”

I didnt know that am so workoholic...that the moment it slows..I get restless...I need to take a long trip to somewhere I guess...Its time to give a break and refresh memory :)
I have so man…

“Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

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“The events of childhood do not pass, but repeat themselves like seasons of the year”

Yesterday...I had a long night...couple of friends and we were discussing some old memories...how life changed from small things ...which one never noticed but as we think back we realize the little fun thing that we used to do...which used to bring the total depth of happiness....those childhood memories where the happiness didnt cost much...:)

“When you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood”

And today...everything is bought with money....and what remains is the memories..:)
Had a very short sleep and guess what..........this Dawn needs coffee...at least now...and may be a long sleep ;) later!!

“A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.”

What else would be perfect for Dawn with this Dawn Style Coffee :D

“A cup of coffee commits one to forty years of fri…

“Perhaps all pleasure is only relief.”

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Today, was our Execute Commit and it was almost a relief...! As all the hard work was gonna be evaluated at this level to proceed with design-session. I am not interested to look futher but what I am interested is for a while I can ..not think of anything but just 'relax' :)

“I pass with relief from the tossing sea of cause and theory to the firm ground of result and fact” ~ Winston Churchil

Its a great relief when you have done everything that you could possibly do and guess what I had everyone's sign-off and constructive support and encouragement...and appreciation of my work...!!!
Gosh..who doesnt like to be loved ;)

“Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.”

I am happy....my weekend was much relaxing too! It was raining at times and there were two rainbows that I saw...but couldnt take picture!!!!
My long drive this time included Dr Harivansh Rai Bacchan's poetry...in his own son - Amitabh Bacchan's voice!!!

“There is no feeling,…

“If I keep a green bough in my heart, then the singing bird will come”

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Yes It's St. Patrick's Day...and I love to celebrate it!!! The first time in Canada when I saw at my work place - ppl coming and singing in the coir in the traditional outfit of Ireland ...really it gives an emotional or spiritual touch...!!!St. Patrick's Dayis an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.I always wear green on this day and yes I love to celebrate every festival...not the religious aspect but the celebration part ...why miss any opportunity isn't it ? :D"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."The history of St. Patrick's Day can be viewed in this video.
http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/stpatricksday/?page=videoOn this day I miss my Canadian neighbours...since I was living in the Irish community...my attachment with those people and the culture is very much close. In there memory I would like to wish you all a "Happy St. Patrick's Da…

“Tolerance and celebration of individual differences is the fire that fuels lasting love.”

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Holi the word brings so many childhood memories in my mind...:) in books we used to have lessons why Holi is celebrated....and always in Hindu mythology..its always the win of good over the evil...and I remember how we had to mug-up all about Prahalad & Holika...as there were fill in the blanks to fill or some out of the blue moon question ...or else then write an essay :) ...boy I used to love writing essay as its again an imaginary ground thats given to you to roam around...:)

“Poetry is the history of the human heart, and it continues to record the history of human emotion, whether it's celebration or grief or whatever it may be.” ~ William Collins

Holi also reminds me of the flower 'Tesu'...it seems in olden days and I believe even now in deep northen parts of the villages do use the flower to make color and for dye purposes...but I always loved this flower for its brightness...an orangish-red!!!

“A Picture of many colors proclaims images of many Thoughts.”

My childho…

Congratulations is the civility of envy ;)

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Today I had an early day and my day was so busy....didnt get a chance to do anything else other than just work :)....
I had decided to finish my task at work and not to come home with work...!!! Its always good to plan rather to incline towards workoholism :D

"If work consumes you and destroys your personal life, there could be more going on; you could be a workaholic."

In the evening I was so tired...and guess what...as soon I heard this news...I got all refreshed...just like after a shower :).....one of my first cousins who is a real hard worker since he was a child....did attempted for the CCNA exam and guess what....he got through and not only that...but he got 987 /1000!!!! Isn't that awesome!!

“Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.”

I love people who earn things by struggle and not by recommendations or bribe !!!

Many Many Congratulations my dear...its your day and hence your way now on ;) ...I want you to touch the sky and rise hi…

“The thrill is in the chase, not the quarry”

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I never thought this weekend would be so thrilling...though I do know that...my next week is going to be beary beary busy :)...since I am heading with sign-offs and other formalities with my project ;)

“Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”

But guess what...this weekend I was at Mercedes Showroom ;) for a change bringing my dream come true....!!!

"The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle."

Yes since long time I had this craze to buy a SUV...but it never drove me till that level to be a owner...but here guess what...I have this SUV and that too a Mercedes...cool isnt it ? ....now tell me who doesn't want to own Mercedes...this sign ;)

But believe me...its a patience thats tested out there and I was being a good gal ;)I entered there in the morning around 11 and ...got out with the car ;) around 5 pm!!!!

“The only thrill worth while is the one that comes from m…

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”

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aah!! its good be back after a busy schedule..isnt it ? But hey...its not that am not busy...but I can say I could get a glance out of it..:)...!!!

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” ~ William Borroughs

Its busy but then I had my relaxation by watching movies...and believe me it was not World War movies :D....it was good to see the The Constant Gardner...Cinderella Man.(could have been one of the winners as it does shows the time once Americans went through during that depression period and it shows the family ties and the values.the fight for food etc...seems like now American's have forgotten about that...just coz of all the power..)..and later to see the oscar awards...cool it was worth of them :) and guess what George Clooney got it as well....aah I like him so much :)!!!

“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.”

So it was all fun and fun...but then a discussion …

“This day and your life ... are God's gift to you , so give thanks and be joyful always!”

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Today, I want to dedicate this post to all....my readers and my friends...in all parts and in all forms and shapes...which means...virtual friends ....too :)

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

I dont think my words would to enough justice to the gratitude that I want to pay...and hence I am taking help of this poetry by a great poet...Rabindranath Tagore :)...a man whose face itself shows how peaceful and calm temperament personality he was.....and whatever he had his avenge and agression...it was all in his writings....which did create a revolution in everyone's mind and still creating ....:)
I am sure you will enjoy reading :)

I like to be dependent, and so for ever
with warmth and care of my mother
my father , to love, kiss and embrace
wear life happily in all their grace.
I like to be dependent, and so for ever

on my kith and kin, for they all shower
harsh and warm advices, complaints
full wondering ,true and…

“The busy bee has no time for sorrow.”

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What a busy life....meetings and meetings and then meetings....:)

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”

Well that shows work is in progress ;)

“Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.”

I will there right with you guys sooon :D

Like the Sun is trying to melt this snow ....in the picture ;)

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”