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  • 135/365²: Life of Pi"It is easy to criticize cannibalism in retrospect."

    "With filled tummies, and from the safety of a detached moral, social or religious high ground."

    "I am however, not convinced that any rational being would not have taken the route he took."

  • kiss me!"There are teachers," Isha answered after considerable thought, "and then there are educators."

    "Perhaps it is time for you to graduate from being one to being the other."

  • 3G iPhone“Going without is not failure… it merely opens up a void for the things that you really want.”

    “Life is about choices and you just can’t have it all because you will always be tempted by beautiful, useful things.”

  • Therukoothu - Street PlayMahabharat and modern Bharat characters compared.

    Duryodhan & Rahul Gandhi, Bhishma & Advani, Arjun & Narendra Modi, Karna & Manmohan Singh, Shakuni & Kejriwal, Dhritrashtra & Sonia, Krishna & Abdul Kalam, Chanakya

  • Untitled“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.

  • Liquid goldDionysus 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.

  • MnM"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."

  • Greed II"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."

  • Heritage Day 2011An 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.

  • UntitledOnce 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.

  • Lonely donkey“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.”

  • Mundo Uno - One World

    ‘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.'

  • Sanitary Pad ProductionInspiring Story: Murugan - The Padman

    Arunachalam Muruganantham revolutionized menstrual health for poor Indian rural women with his low-cost sanitary pad maker

     

  • Funeral Service for Lena and Vin Brown"But Ma, a million dollars is a lot of money," Josh objected, "it won't even come in an envelope?"

    "Yes, it will." Rosh came to her aid, "In May 2009, there were still 336 USD 10,000 notes in circulation."

  • Payday!"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".

  • I am Free"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.”

  • 2009 NPC Novice Michigan Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships"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."

  • whiskey on the rocksBut he just smiled at her, and when he was certain he had her attention, asked, "How heavy is my glass?"

    “What?” she was baffled.

  • Raise the dead !The formula for raising the dead, Mrit Sanjivni Mantra, was known to Shukracharya, guru of the Asuras.

    Hindu mythology story of Kach’s resurrections for Devyani

  • Praying BoyInsightful story: Repaying Parental Debt

    Can it never be repaid?

    How is this ancestral debt, which a common man can’t repay even by true service of the parents?