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Insightful story with Rosh’s reflections on 2016 Tech Trends.
Technological progress was revolutionizing his world but Rosh was excited most by virtual reality.
He poured in his visitor’s cup. The cup was soon full, but Nan-in kept pouring.
The tea rose to the rim and began to spill over on the table.
Nan-in continued pouring.
Insightful Story: A Land Too Far
Lyrics in various versions of ‘Chhalla’ translated in context of the lover’s ring, boatman’s dead son & Punjab’s current issues
Malika Pukhraj's iconic rendition of Hafeez Jalandhari's urdu nazm ‘Abhi Toh Main Jawaan Hun’ made them both legends in Indian sub-continent.
"Pa, I am the shortest in my class," complained Josh, "and people tease me for that."
"Do they?" answered Rosh, "Well, they don't know the secret advantages of being short then."
Retold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves - 13
What could Marjina do to save Alibaba's household?
Throw boiling water on hidden bandits? Burn barrels?
Retold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves - 15
Super-heated oil, water or sand were deadly thermal weapons in ancient warfare.
Could Marjina use these?
Retold Arabian Nights tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves - 20
The Captain's pain morphed into anger.
Anger became blind hate. Hate gave him the purpose of his life.
Insightful Story: All Roads Lead To Rome
Abraham bought his lucky ticket at Mecca.
But can the holy places - Vaticans, Varanasis or Vagharshapats help one attain God?
"Animals also have some special dietary needs," Josh agreed, "You can't feed your goldfish chicken bones."
"The bone is probably bigger than the fish anyway!" Rosh joked, "And you can't get your dog to eat grass clippings".
"Senior Management is happy as it believes the workforce has become efficient, customers are happy because they believe the company is delivering value for money, and workers won't squeal because they need jobs. Whoever bells the cat, won't be making any friends. So, I guess for the moment, we have a stalemate."
"As long as he pretends that you are getting a fair wage", she responded, "you can pretend you're working hard. Outlast him."
Insightful Story: Are You A Leaf Or Root?
Tyler Perry’s Tree analogy.
His tree test classifies people into three types: Leaf People, Branch People & Root People
"No! No!" answer da tower, "Wus your altitude, an where your location?"
"Pierre say, "Man, rat now ah got a positive attitude, an ah'm from Thibodeaux, Laweezeeanna!"
Rosh recounts his personal experience while narrating a few insurance horror stories shared by Andrew Hooker.
Moral - read the small print.
"You know what?" he said to the barber. "Barbers don't exist."
"How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber. "I am here, and I am a barber. I just worked on you. Have you forgotten so quickly?"
“If we want to be great, we should learn to have habits of the great. Discussing people and their follies, like we are, is futile. In doing that, we become no more than the three raindrops.”
“Raindrops?” Josh was perplexed.
Bank: When she applied for the card, she agreed to and signed its Terms and Conditions.
Relative: Perhaps you could resend her a copy of those. Would you like her new mailing address?
"What have I done to deserve this?" she sighed, "Why can't you be content with what you've got?"
He didn't answer. He couldn't. He wanted to, to salve her pain, but he didn't know what to say. He just hugged her more tightly and lay silent.
Hosh laughed. He knew that frogs were raunchy.
“The dumb shit didn't think," continued Josh, "about what would happen to him, or to his family if he fell from the Eiffel Tower and died. He tried climbing Mount Improbable."
Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy influenced Gandhi & helped shape India’s non-violent resistance movement.
Russian philosopher & political thinker Leo Tolstoy …
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