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Thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird

Wallace Stevens wrote a poem called "Thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird" in which he wrote thirteen verses, all describing a blackbird from different angles. There is no single definition which fits exactly.
There is one old saying in India, whatever that can not be seen by Sun can be seen by a Poet. What a beautiful poetry!!! The poet has depicted 13 different ways of looking at the same thing. What a creativity!!! We must embed this in our life. Lets spend one day in doing everything differently and then you will realize the important of the creativity.
I) Among twenty snowy mountains,
The only moving thing
Was the eye of the blackbird.

II) I was of three minds,
Like a tree In which
there are three blackbirds.

III) The blackbird whirled
in the autumn winds.
It was a small part of the pantomime.

IV) A man and a woman Are one.
A man and a woman and
a blackbird Are one.

V) I do not know which to prefer,
The beauty of inflections
Or the beauty of innuendoes,
The blackbird wh…

Friends Forever!!!

If you notice in the above photo there is a frame which contains the collage of the small pics of me and our team members, we have gifted that frame to Girish when he was leaving for US trip.
And besides that frame there is a frame having photo of SaiBaba.
Isn't it amazing? How can someone give so respect to friends? Can someone put his friends and his god together.
Its really unbelievable. Even when Girish send this picture. I was stunned. I really felt very emotional. And I really felt proud that I got such a nice friend.

Nordic "Ting" and Indian "Panchayat Raj"

In our company we normally take trainees, we train those trainees and then we place them in our different branches all over the world. This year we have trainees from Europe and Nordic region. Just to increase the cross cultural dialogue we have started the session which will give glimpse of the Nordic And Dutch Culture. Yesterday it was second session of the Nordic Culture Program. Ms. SaanaEckardt has delivered that wonderful session. After the session we were discussing about the political organizations at Nordic regions. In Nordic region the smallest form of the Political Organization is known as "Ting" .
The ting was the assembly of the free people of a country, province or a hundred (hundare/härad/herred). There were consequently hierarchies of tings, so that the local tings were represented at the higher-level ting, for a province or land. At the ting, disputes were solved and political decisions were made. The place for the ting was often also the place for public rel…

Importance of Cross Cultural Communication

"For those who want something different, something akin to a mini-stint with the Peace Corps, there is Cross-Cultural Solutions."
From the few days I was thinking about how you can increase the cross cultural dialogue and found that blogging is the best place for it.
There is always a curiosity of knowing different culture worldwide. If we look at the history the cross cultural activities are always playing a major role in business, art and many more things.

Many of the violence or hate for different religions and culture comes from the lack of knowledge about that culture of the specific community. If we can can spread knowledge of different cultures all over the world using different means of cross cultural activities then I am sure that we will be able stop the misconception about different cultures.
Every culture is like a signature having its own beauty. We should admire it and try to know its root, context and traditions.

Using the Cross Cultural Activities we can overcome …

Happy Birthday to you!!!

Happy Birthday to You!!!
Happy Birthday to You!!! Happy Birthday to you Dear!!! Happy Birthday to you!!! I am sure you have lost the count, how many times you have sung this song. But have you ever thought that this song is copyright protected. Shocked!!! This song is created from the song "Good Morning To All" which was written by American sisters Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill in 1893. Currently the Happy Birthday song is copyrighted. According to the current owner of the 1935 copyright ,one cannot sing the "Happy Birthday to You" lyrics for profit without paying royalties. Isn't it Surprising?

When Pink City turns red...

After Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Banglore, Malegaon, Hyderabad, now there are blasts in Jaipur killed 63 people and injured over 200.

The country that has tradition of more than 2000 years of peace again got wounded by those cowards who can't fight to our mighty Indian Army. They don't have guts so they are killing innocent people.

There are many views on this. After 9/11 there is not a single blast in USA. Why it is not possible in India?

Why government is not taking strict actions? Terrorist has no face, no religion. We need to destroy terrorism from all over the world.

Terrorist groups are targeting small cities especially the cities which are developing. Jaipur is hot favorite for the tourists. So by making blasts they will frighten the foriegners. The terrorist want to hammer the local economy. The Indians proved that they will fight terrorism till there last breath.

Due to this blast Top cricketers including Shane Warne are thinking of quiting IPL and returning home.

I don't…

An electric light bulb burning continuously for 107 years

If there is need of anything in this world is to mould such human light bulb whose thoughts will enlighten the lives of thousands year after year.
Click the following link to view the video of the bulb which is on from last 107 years.

Long-lived light bulb

Competition

I got this picture from Mr Sprott's Website. This picture very well describes about the "Competition". There are various thought on this word in my mind.

It remembers me one story from my childhood. There was a farmer having two sons. Once day he called both of them. He draw one line in the sand with a stick and asked his sons that "Make this line short".
The Elder son came and said "It's very easy". And he rubbed that line till it looked small.

The farmer asked next son "What do you think?". The younger son came and he created one long line besides the existing line. Which made that existing line look smaller.

Lets built mountains to make other mountains feel small, instead of destroying it. Do the healthy competition.
Amen!!!

Dos and Don't

Email sites are blocked at my workspace because I am working in very information sensitive domain. Pen drives, CD, DVD or any electronic media is not allowed at workspace. These are some of the "don't"s at the workspace, in the same way at home, in the temple, in the mosque and the church there are several dos and don't predefined.

That I wanted to check my personal email account due to some urgent work. So went to e-zone in our company. E-zone is a dedicated computer where all the sites can opened and browsed legally. At that machine there was one poster describing about dos. Which can be done with the use of e-zone, but there was no poster about the don't. I was really surprised. Thanks to my employer for such freedom. I finished my work, while coming back from the e-zone I was thinking what will happen if there are no don'ts in our life, everything in life comes under dos. No parent will shout at the children eating chocolates, no teacher will shout at his s…

Akshay Tritiya

Today is Akshay Tritiya. one of the four most auspicious days of the Hindu Calendar. It is the third day of the new moon of Vaishakh month (April-May).
The word "Akshay" means the never diminishing in Sanskrit. It represents eternal prosperity for any new beginnings made or valuables bought on this day. (Ref: Wikipedia) Lets see what all good things I will do today.

I Love You!!!

Hey, Isn't it nice to see three magical words in this format.
This pic is my own production clicked last week. Me and my two friends Rohan and Suhas went on outing.
Now I trulybelieve that you can click in love anywhere!!!! :)

Arvind Gupta Toys

The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India
I was chatting with my friend about the mentoring the office colleagues for Social Responsibility. Suddenly she send me the URL http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/. I said whats that?

She said "do you remember last time you was went for a business tour and we have conducted a pne week induction for the employees in our last company. Arvind Gupta's Seminar was the part of it. "Eureka" I said.

I quickly opened his website and started looking at it. I was really in dilemma whether he will be agree to mentor the our company employees or not? I dialed IUCAA's number, he has a workshop in IUCAA. Phone started ringing, I was expecting the phone to be picked up by some operator and then she will transfer me to Mr Arvind Gupta.

"Hello",
"Hi, Can I talk to Mr. Arvind Gupta",
"Yes, Speaking"

And I was feeling like very lucky that in the first try only I got a chance to talk to such a…