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I am proud to be a member of the Victory Chapter of Business Network International ( BNI ). We meet every wednesday at Mantra Plaza at Powai.This is a group of local businesses which meet weekly and has a strict code of conduct ensuring that only quality businesses remain members.

What this means to you is that each business is carefully vetted and the level of service is monitored each week, so you can be sure that you are getting a reliable quality of service.

So whether you need a Web Designer, Graphic Designer, Marketing Solutions, Computer or a Printing Services, before you pick up the Yellow Pages, have a word with me. 

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The Blind Girl

There was
a Blind Girl who hated herself because she was blind. She
hated everyone, except her loving Boyfriend. He was always
there for her. She told her boyfriend, ‘If I could only see
the world, I will marry you.’

One day,
Someone donated a pair of Eyes to her. When the bandages
came off, she was able to see everything, including her
boyfriend.

He asked
her,’Now that you can See the World, will you marry me?’ The
girl looked at her Boyfriend and saw that he was Blind. The
sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn’t expected
that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life
led her to refuse to marry him.

Her
boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her
saying:

‘Take good care of your Eyes, my dear,

for before
they were Yours, they were Mine.’

This is
how the human brain often works when our status changes.
Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who
was always by their side in the most painful situations.

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READ IT

I was walking around in a Big Bazar store making shopping,

when I saw a Cashier talking to a boy couldn’t have been more than 5 or 6 years old.

The Cashier said, ‘I’m sorry, but you don’t have enough money to buy this doll.

Then the little boy turned to me and asked: ”Aunty, are you sure

I don’t have enough money?”

I counted his cash and replied: ”You know that you don’t have enough money to buy

the dolll, my dear…” The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand. Finally,

I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give this doll to.

‘It’s the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much .

Iwanted to Gift her for her BIRTHDAY. I have to give the doll to my mommy so

that she can give it to my sister when she goes there.’

His eyes were so sad while saying this. ‘My Sister has gone to be with God.

Daddy says that Mommy is going to see God very soon too, so

I thought that she could take the doll with her to give it to my sister.

” My heart nearly stopped.. The little boy looked up at me and

aid: ‘I told daddy to tell mommy not to go yet. I need her to wait until

I come back from the mall.’

Then he showed me a very nice photo of him where he was laughing.

He then told me ‘I want mommy to take my picture with her so my sister

won’t forget me.’ ‘I love my mommy and I wish she doesn’t have to leave me,

but daddy says that she has to go to be with my little sister.

‘ Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes, very quietly.

I quickly reached for my wallet and said to the boy. ‘Suppose we check again,

just in case you do have enough money for the doll?” ‘OK’ he said,

I hope I do have enough.’ I added some of my money to his with out him seeing and

we started to count it. There was enough for the doll and even some spare money.

The little boy said: ‘Thank you God for giving me enough money!

‘ Then he looked at me and added, ‘I asked last night before

I went to sleep for God to make sure I had enough money to buy this doll,

so that mommy could give It to my sister. He heard me!” ‘I also wanted to have

enough money to buy a white rose for my mommy, but I didn’t dare to ask

God for too much. But He gave me enough to buy the doll and a white rose.

My mommy loves white roses.’

I finished my shopping in a totally different state from when I started..

I couldn’t get the little boy out of my mind.. Then I remembered a local news

paper article two days ago, which mentioned a drunk man in a truck, who

hit a car occupied by a young woman and a little girl. The little girl died right away,

and the mother was left in a critical state. The family had to decide whether

to pull the plug on the life-sustaining machine, because the young woman would

not be able to recover from the coma. Was this the family of the little boy?

Two days after this encounter with the little boy, I read in the newspaper that

the young woman had passed away.. I couldn’t stop myself as I bought a bunch

of white roses and I went to the funeral home where the body of the young

woman was exposed for people to see and make last wishes before her burial.

She was there, in her coffin, holding a beautiful white rose in her hand with the

photo of the little boy and the doll placed over her chest.

I left the place, teary-eyed, feeling that my life had been changed for ever.

The love that the little boy had for his mother and his sister is still,

to this day, hard to imagine. And in a fraction of a second,

a drunk driver had taken all this away from him.

PLEASE DO NOT DRINK & DRIVE.

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The Mouse Trap


A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. “What food might this contain?” the mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.

Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning: “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!”

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said “Mr.Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it.”

The mouse turned to the pig and told him “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” The pig sympathized, but said “I am so very sorry, Mr.Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured you are in my prayers.”

The mouse turned to the cow and said “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” The cow said “Wow, Mr. Mouse. I’m sorry for you, but it’s no skin off my nose.”

So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer’s mousetrap alone.

That very night a sound was heard throughout the house – like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey. The farmer’s wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught. The snake bit the farmer’s wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital and she returned home with a fever.

Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup’s main ingredient. But his wife’s sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig. The farmer’s wife did not get well; she died. So many! people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them.

The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness. So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn’t concern you, remember: when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk. We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another. Each of us is a vital thread in another person’s tapestry.

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A Positive perspective

Look around you and you will be amazed at what you see. We take so much for granted because we focus on the parts of our lives that are hard or unfulfilled.

But if we really stop to look at what we have…we are truly blessed. Others would only dream to have what we take for granted.

  • The homeless person wishes to have that little house you wish were bigger.

  • That mother who lost her son would do anything to deal with that defiant child.
  • The Father that cannot feed his three kids would love to go to the job you hate.
  • The woman riding her bike 10 miles to work wishes to have the car you want to trade in.
  • That lonely woman would love that man that forgets to take out the garbage or doesn’t pick up after himself.
  • That orphan child wouldn’t mind the mother that makes him clean his dirty room.
  • The crippled adolescent would love to climb that flight of stairs you dread.
  • The woman in the hospital dying of cancer wishes to rush home after work to cook her family a meal.

You see it’s all in how we look at things.

If we start to look at our lives with the right perspective and focus on the blessings, we will be filled with gratitude. To focus on what we have and not on what we don’t is the best way to live.

In the end, the biggest joy and blessing is love. If you look hard enough you’ll be amazed at how much love surrounds you and how much you truly have. What you have today you will miss someday. 

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GOD

An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty.
He asks one of his new students to stand and….. 

Prof:So you believe in God? 

Student: Absolutely, sir. 

Prof : Is God good? 

Student: Sure. 

Prof: Is God all-powerful? 

Student : Yes. 

Prof:My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him.
Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn’t. How is this God good then? Hmm? 
(Student is silent.) 

Prof:You can’t answer, can you? Let’s start again, young fella. Is God good? 

Student: Yes. 

Prof: Is Satan good? 

Student : No. 

Prof:Where does Satan come from? 

Student: From…God… 

Prof:That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world? 

Student: Yes. 

Prof:Evil is everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything. Correct? 

Student: Yes. 

Prof: So who created evil? 

(Student does not answer.) 

Prof:Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they? 

Student:Yes, sir. 

Prof: So, who created them? 

(Student has no answer.) 

Prof:Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you.
Tell me, son…Have you ever seen God? 

Student: No, sir. 

Prof:Tell us if you have ever heard your God? 

Student: No, sir. 

Prof:Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter? 

Student:No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t. 

Prof:Yet you still believe in Him? 
Student: Yes. 

Prof:According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your GOD doesn’t exist.
What do you say to that, son? 

Student:Nothing. I only have my faith. 

Prof:Yes. Faith. And that is the problem science has. 

Student:Professor, is there such a thing as heat? 

Prof: Yes. 

Student:And is there such a thing as cold? 

Prof: Yes. 

Student:No sir. There isn’t.
(The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events.) 

Student: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat.
But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go 

any further after that.
There is no such thing as cold . Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of 

heat
. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy . Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it .
(There is pin-drop silence in the lecture theatre.) 

Student:
What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness? 

Prof:Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness? 

Student :You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light….But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and it’s called darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it were you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you? 

Prof:So what is the point you are making, young man? 

Student:Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed. 

Prof:Flawed? Can you explain how? 

Student:Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one.To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing.. Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it.
Now tell me, Professor.Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey? 

Prof:If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do. 

Student:Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?

(The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument is going.) 

Student:Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher? 

(The class is in uproar.) 

Student:Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?

(The class breaks out into laughter.) 

Student: Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain,sir.
With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?

(The room is silent. The professor stares at the student, his face unfathomable.) 

Prof:I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son. 

Student:That is it sir… The link between man & god is FAITH . That is all that keeps things moving & alive.

I believe you have enjoyed the conversation…and if so…you’ll probably want your friends/colleagues to enjoy the same…won’t you?….
this is a true story, and the

student was none other than……… 

.. 

.. 

.. 

.
APJ Abdul Kalam, the former president of India. 

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Known & Unknown Facts



1.      MOPED is the short term for ‘Motorized Pedaling’. 
2.      POP MUSIC is ‘Popular Music’ shortened. 
3.      BUS is the short term for ‘Omnibus’ that means everybody. 
4.      FORTNIGHT comes from ‘Fourteen Nights’ (Two Weeks). 
5.      DRAWING ROOM was actually a ‘withdrawing room’ where people withdrew after Dinner. Later the prefix ‘with’ was dropped.. 
6.      NEWS refers to information from Four directions N, E, W and S.. 
7.      AG-MARK, which some products bear, stems from ‘Agricultural Marketing’. 
8.      JOURNAL is a diary that tells about ‘Journey for a day’ during each Day’s business. 
9.      QUEUE comes from ‘Queen’s Quest’. Long back a long row of people as waiting to see the Queen. Someone made the comment Queen’s Quest… 
10.  TIPS come from ‘To Insure Prompt Service’. In olden days to get Prompt service from servants in an inn, travelers used to drop coins in a Box on which was written ‘To Insure Prompt Service’. This gave rise to the custom of Tips. 
11.  JEEP is a vehicle with unique Gear system. It was invented during World War II (1939-1945). It was named ‘General Purpose Vehicle (GP)’.GP was changed into JEEP later. 
12.  Coca-Cola was originally green. 
13.  The most common name in the world is Mohammed.. 
14.  The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with. 
15.  The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. 
16.  TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row ! of the keyboard. 
17.  Women blink nearly twice as much as men!! 
18.  You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath. 
19.  It is impossible to lick your elbow. 
20..  People say “Bless you” when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond. 
21.  It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky. 
22.  The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. 
23.   
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. 
o Spades – King David 
o Clubs – Alexander the Great, 
o Hearts – Charlemagne 
o Diamonds – Julius Caesar. 
24.   
Horse Statue in a Park… 
· If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. 
· If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle 
· If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes. 
25.  What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common? Ans. – All invented by women. 
26.  A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. 
27.  A snail can sleep for three years. 
28.  All polar bears are left handed. 
29.  Butterflies taste with their feet. 
30.  Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump. 
31.  In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated. 
32.  On average, people fear spiders more than they do death. 
33.  Shakespeare invented the word ‘assassination’ and ‘bump’. 
34.  Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand. 
35.  The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated. 
36.  The electric chair was invented by a dentist. 
37.  The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet. 
38.  Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants. 
39.  Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times. 
40.  The cigarette lighter was invented before the match. 
41.  Most lipstick contains fish scales. 

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AM I HAPPY

 Yesterday, I was driving, and the FM radio went off for few seconds. I thought, I should have an iPod. Then suddenly I realized that I have not used my iPod in last 6 months. And then more things, Handy cam in last 2 years, Digital Camera in last 2 months, DVD player in last 1 month and many more. Now I can say that I bought that Handy cam just out of impulse, I have used it twice only in last 4 years. 

So, whats wrong and where? When I look at myself or my friends I can see it everywhere. We are not happy with what we have but all are stressed and not happy for the things we dont have. You have a Santro, but you want City You have a City, but you want Skoda. Just after buying a new phone, we need another one. Better laptop, bigger TV, faster car, bigger house, more money .I mean, these examples are endless. The point is, does it actually worth? Do we ever think if we actually need those things before we want them? 

After this, I was forced to think what I need and what I dont. May be I didnt need this Handy cam or the iPod or that DVD player. When I see my father back at home. He has a simple BPL colour TV, he doesnt need 32 Sony LCD wall mount. He has a cell phone worth Rs 2,500. Whenever I ask him to change the phone, he always says Its a phone, I need this just for calls. And believe me; he is much happier in life than me with those limited resources and simple gadgets. The very basic reason why he is happy with so little is that he doesnt want things in life to make it luxurious, but he wants only those things which are making his life easier. Its a very fine line between these two, but after looking my fathers life style closely, I got the point. He needs a cell phone but not the iPhone. He needs a TV but not the 32 plasma. He needs a car but not an expensive one. 

Initially I had lot of questions. 

I am earning good, still I am not happywhy ?

I have all luxuries, still I am stressed…. ……. why ? 

I had a great weekend, still I am feeling tired…… why? 

I met lot of people, I thought over it again and again, I still dont know if I got the answers, but certainly figured out few things. I realize that one thing which is keeping me stressed is the stay connectedsyndrome. I realized that, at home also I am logged in on messengers, checking mails, using social networks, and on the top of that, the windows mobile is not letting me disconnected. On the weekend itself, trying to avoid unwanted calls and that is keeping my mind always full of stress. I realized that I am spending far lesser money than what I earn, even then I am always worried about money and more money. I realized that I am saving enough money I would ever need, whenever needed. Still I am stressed about job and salary and spends. 

May be, many people will call this approach not progressive attitude, but I want my life back. Ultimately its a single life, a day gone is a day gone. I believe if I am not happy tonight, Ill never be happy tomorrow morning. I finally realized that meeting friends, spending quality time with your loved ones; spending time with yourself is the most important thing. If on Sunday you are alone and you dont have anybody to talk with, then all that luxuries life, all that money is wasted. May be cutting down your requirements, re-calculating your future goal in the light of todays happiness is a worthwhile thing to do. May be selling off your Santro and buying Honda City on EMIs is not a good idea. I believe putting your happiness ahead of money is the choice we need to make. 

I think, a lot can be said and done but what we need the most is re-evaluation of the value of happiness and time we are giving to our life and people associate with it.

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Email

A jobless man applied for the position of “office boy” at Microsoft.

The HR manager interviewed him then watched him cleaning the floor as a
test.

“You are employed.”

He said.” Give me your e-mail address and I’ll send you the

application to fill in, as well as date when you may start.”

The man replied “But I don’t have a computer, neither an email.”

I’m sorry”, said the HR manager, “If you don’t have an email, that

means you do not exist. And who doesn’t exist, cannot have the job.”

The man left with no hope at all. He didn’t know what to do, with only

$10 in his pocket. He then decided to go to the supermarket and buy a

10Kg tomato crate.

He then sold the tomatoes in a door to door round. In less than two

hours, he succeeded to double his capital. He repeated the Operation

three times, and returned home with $60. The man realized that he can

survive by this Way, and started to go everyday earlier, and return

late Thus, his money doubled or tripled every day. Shortly, he bought

a cart, then a truck, then he had his own fleet of delivery vehicles.

5 years later,   the man is one of the biggest food retailers in the US.

He started to plan his family’s future, and decided to have a life
insurance.

He called an insurance broker, and chose a protection plan. When the

conversation was concluded, the broker asked him his email. The man

replied, “I don’t have an email”. The broker answered curiously, “You

don’t have an email, and yet have succeeded to build an empire. Can

you imagine what you could have been if you had an email?!!”

 the man thought for a while and replied, “Yes, I’d be an office boy at

Microsoft!”

Moral of the story:

M1 – Internet is not the solution to your life.

M2 – If you don’t have internet, and work hard, you can be a millionaire.

Have a great day!!!

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