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You see a gorgeous girl at a party.
You go up to her and say, "I am very rich. Marry me!”
“You can’t win mate,” Rosh concluded happily, “In love, you are stuffed. Get stuffed happily! That’s what’s best for you.”
Finished discharging his fatherly duty, he eyed the stuffed chicken Isha had cooked for him contentedly. Hosh looked at his father’s potbelly, but didn’t say anything.
Dionysus heard his prayers and decided to save him. He told Midas to wash in the river Pactolus to lose his golden touch.
Midas did that. When he touched the river waters, his power flowed into the river, turning its sands golden.
"Why did you do it?" he asked.
"He didn't eat them at lunch, so he didn't want them. I wanted them, so I took them." Josh said reasonably.
"Beware son," said Rosh, "for the mind justifies what the heart desires."
"At least you know now," Isha smiled benignly at them, "that you will both be getting something."
"I will give who I wish, what I wish, when I wish," Rosh stopped her in her tracks. "Without having to be fair to the other. I may also choose not to give anything at all to anyone. Remember that."
An 83-year-old Japanese billionaire, who’s redefining how to do business successfully in the new world of today, with what many decry as old 'values of yesterday'.
In a world where managers are obsessed with pleasing shareholders, Inamori, entrepreneur, management guru and Zen Buddhist priest, focuses instead on making his staff happy.
Once upon a time in a village, a man appeared who announced to the villagers that he wanted to buy monkeys.
He offered to pay a silver coin for each monkey.
The monkeys ate too much, shouted and shrieked all day and sometimes bit people. But it wasn't such a disaster for the goat buyers.
Goats weren't monkeys. They could be milked every day and when the milk stopped they could be killed for their mutton.
“When you stop crying and start doing, the world notices it too. Even enemies begin to respect you. Then help arrives. Your luck turns.”
“When the mule had stopped braying, the villagers noticed the sudden silence. One peeked in to see if the donkey was dead.”
‘Vasudhaev kutumbkam,’ he understood it now, though he had heard it a thousand times before. ‘Mundo Uno - One World’.
अयं बन्धुरयं नेति, गणना लघुचेतसाम् | उदार चरितानां तु वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम् ||
'Discrimination, saying ‘this one is a relative; that other is a stranger’, is for the small-minded. For the magnanimous, the entire world is one family.'
Whether you drive nails in the tree, or drive yourself up a wall - when you get angry, the choice is entirely yours.
Insightful story on anger management retold.
Nainital nostalgia overtakes Rosh, as he remembers flirting with a girl while holidaying in Nainital.
His friend Shank had guided the novice lover into romance.
Neither Friend Nor Foe - Insightful story with English translation of lyrics & meanings of
- ‘Koi dost hai na raqeeb hai’ sung by Jagjit Singh, and
- Its reprisal ‘Na suboot hai’, sung by Sachin Limaye
He plucked an arrow from the quiver, placed it on the bow, and pulled the string.
"What do you see when you aim?" Dron asked him when he was ready to release his arrow.
"Other deductions can still be made, even if the employee will receive less than 60% of their net pay. So, the net pay could be zero, and it could still be legal."
"Maybe", she pondered, "but would it be ethical?"
"Ethics is a matter of opinion", he responded, "Commerce or Countries don't run on opinion".
"If she picks the black pebble, she would marry me and your debt would be forgiven."
"If she picks the white one, she need not marry me but your debt would still be forgiven.”
"The US National Institute on Drug Abuse says that ultimately you get small balls because your body is so worried about making muscles, it forgets about your nuts."
"So you get these huge muscles, but a TINY little package. Which will probably make the girls just laugh at you instead of being impressed."
Math books and flash cards were spread out all over the room. Little Josh was hard at work.
Isha was pleasantly surprised. She quietly closed his door, and backed away, not wanting to disturb him.
'I am afraid to take this leap of faith. You say that the eagle alone can look into the sun. And the sun rejuvenates its eyes. But I am weak and fearful."
"If I am no eagle, the sun will scorch mine. And smite them down for my arrogance."
Rejecting rejection is a necessary survival skill in the modern world.
Funny tragic story of how Rosh learns to deal with his New Zealand job rejection letters.
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