Insightful Stories

Insightful thought-provoking stories of perception & observation, perceptivity & insight. Mind is a garden, thoughts are seeds. Grow flowers, or you'll get weeds

  • Funny Haiku Error Messages

    Error HaikuRosh recounts funny Haiku Error Messages from Salon Challenge, when his laptop freezes.

    Interesting story with Japanese Zen Poetry on computer & windows errors.

  • Future Outlook 2017

    Pallas's Cat of Ueno Zoo : マヌルネコ(上野動物園)

    Rosh reflects on Future Outlook 2017 & use of technologies in diverse sectors from transportation to health, to decide what course to set for family finances.

  • Get A Worry Doll

    Worry DollGet a Worry Doll, Rosh tells Isha, and delegate your worrying to it, like the Guatemalan indigenous ancients did.

    They created Worry Dolls to cope with stress

  • Get In The Line

    HearseFunny Story: Get In The Line

    What life needs is not perfection, but love.

    Not finding the perfect person, but learning to see an imperfect person perfectly!

  • Get Perspective

    Joseph Sugarman The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunityGet Perspective. Know what you want to learn & why you want it!

    Learning becomes fun or boring depending on our perspective.

    Interesting story on how to learn...

  • Glimpses Of Greatness

    Mother and daughter chat in front of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial

    Glimpses of greatness can be seen all around us, not just in ancient avatars and famous leaders.

    Necessity and opportunity creates heroes out of ordinary beings.

  • Global Water Crisis?

    Sunset from Kure AtollOver a billion people in our world don't have access to fresh drinkable water.

    Little Josh discusses global water crisis and solutions like funding, cutting water usage, reducing leakages, desalination, nanotechnology & sustainability etc.

  • God Will Provide!

    Thousand Lights Mosque..."God has never forsaken me", he answered, "He provides for the insects, for birds, for animals, for trees. He has always provided for me. And, he will continue to provide."

    "God helps those who help themselves", she whispered, "Trust in God, but keep your powder dry."

  • Haunted

    Ghost"How do you make a ghost go away?" she asked again, staring wide-eyed into the darkness.

    He awakened fully now. He sensed her stiff body, her cold hands under the covers.

  • Helen Keller Listened

    Helen Keller in India“Only after an infant learns to identify words, can words start to have meanings.”

    “This little girl was therefore doomed to a life of loneliness, silence and darkness."

    "She could see nothing, hear nothing, and couldn’t say much.”

  • Holistic Healing

    Ayurveda in Sri LankaInformative story exploring world’s oldest holistic healing (whole body) system Ayurveda.

    Comparisons with orthodox medical treatments & Maori medicine Rongoa.

  • Hope Springs Eternal

    PortraitI was surprised at my relief. My home was shattered, my neighbours burning, my brother was dead, and my mother was broken.

    Yet I felt relief and had thanked my creator, because my children had been spared. They were safe. For the moment.

  • How Company Policy Begins

    COOKIE...ALONG WITH EENIE, MEENIE, MINEE, AND MOE...DOCKED AND ON DRY LAND...CHERISHED BY GOD...SAVED... BORNE ABOVE THE FLOOD...TRANSPORTED...”TEBHAT NOAH”...CARRIED ON THE ARK OF NOAH...PERHAPS THE GOOD SHIP LOLLIPOP BY ANY OTHER NAME...MORE A VEHICLE OProgrammed monkeys show how company policy begins, and is then used to kill initiative & brick wall employee remuneration.

    Insightful corporate management story

  • How Eggs Fertilize?

    Avian cloaca.jpg "Avian cloaca" by Jared Yelton, original uploader was Redtailed at en.wikipedia -  Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons."Really?" Josh was discovering a whole new world, "Do birds have no dicks at all?"

    "Some birds have them," answered Rosh, "and they use them too. Males of ostriches, cassowaries, kiwi, geese, and some species of swans and ducks, do not use cloaca for reproduction. They have a phallus."

  • How Eggs Form?

    Mr and Mrs"Pa, we could have our own chooks if we didn't eat these eggs," said Josh.

    "Well, actually we can't," said Rosh, "because these eggs we buy from the supermarket are not fertilized. Chooks can hatch only from fertilized eggs."

  • How Eggs Hatch?

    POP"Why are some eggs white, Pa", Josh asked, "while others are colored?"

    "The hen's breed determines the colour of its eggshell," Rosh answered, "Hens with white feathers and ear lobes are said to lay white eggs, while hens with red feathers and ear lobes said to lay brown eggs."

  • How Tax Cuts Work

    2014_06_210005 - tax avoidance“Even mathematically, tax cuts are not fair to the rich, just like they don’t benefit the poor much. They are skewed in favor of the middle class – the majority.”

    “Perhaps the restaurant owners all over the world are afraid of being beaten up by the five men in the middle. Historically, it has been the working class that has usually caused all the trouble."

  • How To Create Music?

    ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♪♪ ♫"Ethereal music flows from a blooming personality. It is the sound of Life, of Being."

    "But we live in a world that values Becoming over Being. If you must create, create that inner silence that metamorphoses naturally into music. Create that deserving conduit, through which the Anaahat can express its Naad."

  • How To Fill Air In A Car Tyre

    Vintage Air PumpRosh teaches his son how to fill air in a car tyre.

    Informative story with basic car maintenance tips on when, where, what, why and how to do car care.

  • How To Handle Durvasas?

    An Ash Smeared Naga Sadhu Smoking PotHow to handle Durvasas? How to deal with people you don’t like?

    Why did Rishi Durvaasa curse Indra? Insightful story on sage Durvasa of the Hindu mythology