A Quote for life!

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
Specialization is for Insects

Robert A Heinlein
(American science-fiction writer,1907-1988)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Why Me?

Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of AIDS which he got due to infected blood he received during a heart surgery in 1983.

From world over, he received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed: "Why does GOD have to select you for such a bad disease"?

To this Arthur Ashe replied:
"The world over -- 50 million children start playing tennis, 5 million learn to play tennis,
500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to semi final, 2 to the finals, when I was holding a cup I never asked GOD 'Why me?'. And today in pain I should not be asking GOD 'Why me?' "

"Happiness keeps you Sweet, Trials keep you Strong, and Sorrow keeps you Human”


Thursday, July 23, 2009

A letter…

Hello friends,

First of all, I apologize for being away for so long a time. Well, this has happened in the past too, when I did not blog for a long time. But this time, the reasons are different. This time I was not bored of blogging – I always wanted to write here. The time is such that I am not able to manage the time well and find a niche to devote some time on my writing. There are too many things happening with me simultaneously and I am in a state of dilemma and pre-occupation.

There was a jargon we studied during post graduation, called ‘Opportunity Cost.’ It sounds grave, but it is very simple in meaning. It talks about the loss incurred when you are doing something productive for NOT DOING something else, which could have brought you something else. Ok, suppose you are doing a ‘Job A’ right at this moment (like reading me) and you earn ‘Rs. X’ while doing this for 2 hours (Well, you don’t get anything here, reading me :P). in this two hours, you could have been somewhere else on ‘Job B’ and you might have earned ‘Rs. Y’ – since you have done ‘Job A’ and earned ‘Rs. X’ you are not able to do ‘Job B’ and hence, you miss out on ‘Rs. Y’ – which is the opportunity cost. Never mind, if X is greater or smaller than Y, whatever lost is the opportunity cost, in terms of management.

Now, compare my state here – not blogging and losing on my readers is the opportunity cost I pay for doing certain things in life, which are more important or time worthy at present. The fact that you are reading me here tells me that the opportunity cost is not much high for me; however, there is some. I wish I could do all the things simultaneously and I would not lose anything anywhere! I wish! But it was not to be, hence I could not write. I was just discussing this in TWL meet last weekend, that couple of months ago, I posted 30+ posts and now, it’s down to 2 posts a month!

This post is just to give you an idea about things I wanted to blog about, but due to lack of time, I could not do the same. Well, to ease the process, I will jot down these here below.

  • My first ever Solo performance on my Piano/Keyboard during April – Boishakhi Function.
  • My change of profile in HP.
  • My first ever call from Radio One and going live on air for a few seconds.
  • The India – West Indies cricket Series.
  • The evolution of Ads in the Indian Media.
  • A few blog awards that I received during this time.
  • The vacuum created in our lives by the absence of movies lately.
  • The first ever Series Win for Bangladesh.
  • The determined but awful Ajmal Kasav.
  • Yesterday’s Total Solar Eclipse – which I fortunately saw on TV.
Well, the list goes on and on… I am really bombarded with ideas everyday from dusk to dawn (yes, I work at nights) and I want to write. But I am not able to do that. I could have written something else in this time, when I am writing this, but then I thought, it would be better to give my readers and idea of all the happenings in my life. I will, for sure get back to blogging at the earliest and I am seeing light at the other end of the tunnel – hope, it’s not of that of an incoming train!


Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Quote

Read this wonderful quote by Herb Kelleher the co-founder, and former chairman and CEO of Southwest Airlines. It caught my eyes so deep that I could not do but blog about it.

“Business of business is not business. The business of business is people!”

I am sure you will also love this quote. It talks business and what it told was nothing but crude business. If all the companies of the world think alike, I am sure the world will be a better place to live in and there will be a motto of One Life – One Song – One Love and One Company!
Beat it!


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