Friday, December 24, 2010

Time 4 Last Minute SPRINT!!!

As the date 31st December comes close by, It is a natural deadline, given by the Big Boss, for completing your pending works that can be tagged with the current year in your future when you look back into your past. It's time as very few days remain in hand. There is loads of time to go before 2011, steps into our life, or very meagre time to go, depends on number of things done before the date on the calendar shows 01.01.2011.

The people pursuing engineering or for that matter today any disclipline, accustomed to the last minute preparation for their exams, will be able to totally emapthise, with how much can be accomplished in these last few days remaining for this year.

If an entire subject can be studied on the last night, I urge you to think, with remaining days, As I write this blog, Just imagine how much can go into your completed tasks list, before you enter 2011. Since I had this strong push from within few days back & it really made me gather marvellous moments within this year itself, when majority of them around me, were already relying on the fact, that the year has almost come to an end, Many speaking jargons like - "My God!, this year flew past like a fighter plane, could nt do much at all, Need to resolve for the coming year.". Trust me resolutions can be made at 00.00.00 hours on 1 jan 2011.

It's as of now time to fasten your seat belts and like a sprinter, take the fast sprint of the entire lap in these remaining days. Be it spending time with your friends, meeting your relatives, boosting up your business, kick starting your new idea, setting up the foundation stone for your new house, taking your first business presentation, adding your friends on facebook, mailing your friends whom you have not for ages, visiting your teachers, gifting your parents if you have not for long, completing long pending tasks, writing your poems, articles, painting (if you are a painter), planning up your investments, long drives, travels, installing softwares, social activities - teaching underprivileged ppl, visiting an orphanage/oldage home, blood donation camp, any other deed that can make a difference, proposing your special someone, the moment you have been waiting for, eat outs, beach visits, party, shopping, seminars, reading a book, completing a novel etc...

Be it anything, Finish it once this year so that you can do it once again in 2011, instead of putting it off to the next year. Hope this blog will increase the activity levels of all readers, inspiring you all to do more and you would pass this message on to as many more people before this ends and all of us together will pull off a net increase in things accomplished in 2010, at an otherwise slow-down time.

"Lot more will happen in the next remaining days before 2011 enters my life!" than it would have been the case till you reached this line. Have you taken a commitment already??????

Time to spread this word! Ready! steady! GO....!!! ~ Count down begins!!!

Myspace Countdown Clock

Monday, December 20, 2010

We ought to know this! Just a small help from my side!

In my very recent past, as recent as the days which have not still made the fragrance of my perfume fade away from my shirt, I came across a number of people, whom I questioned to find out, what the new seven wonders of the world are, and if they knew anything about them. To my disappointment, Majority of them did not know. Many seemed to be least worried about knowing them at all. Some showed signs of disinterest(I agree you wont be returned anything for knowing them, but still..). Or some said - "TAJ MAHAL!!!!...." & thats it a long pause would follow.

Being a little disappointed & assuming same might be the case with some of my worthy readers of this blog, I decided to be of some help and thought atleast my readers should be a step ahead. This blog is a small effort to show you that I care about your growth!. Hope you like this.

The new seven wonders of the world:

The following are the new seven wonders of the world. Click on the name to take yourself to the wikipedia page, for detailed info. (in no order of ranking):

1. Chichen Itza: is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site built by the Maya civilization located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula, in the Yucatán state, present-day Mexico.

2. Christ Redeemer Statue: is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; considered the second largest Art Deco statue in the world. The statue is 39.6 metres (130 ft) tall, including its 9.5 meter (31 feet) pedestal, and 30 metres (98 ft) wide. It weighs 635 tonnes (700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city.

3. Colosseum in Italy: is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering. Occupying a site just east of the Roman Forum, its construction started between 70 and 72 AD, under the emperor 'Vespasian' and was completed in 80 AD under 'Titus'.

4. Taj Mahal: is one of the most recognizable structures in the world. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is widely considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and stands as a symbol of eternal love. Taj Mahal is the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Islamic and Indian architectural styles.

In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site

5. Great Wall of China: is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in northern China, built originally to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire against intrusions by various nomadic groups. Several walls have been built since the 5th century BC that are referred to collectively as the Great Wall, which has been rebuilt and maintained from the 5th century BC through the 16th century.

6. Petra, Jordan: is a historical and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that is known for its rock cut architecture and water conduits system. Established sometime around the 6th century BCE as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourism attraction. It lies on the slope of Mount Hor, in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Petra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985.

7. Machu Picchu, Peru: is a pre-Columbian 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level.[1][2] It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas", it is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca World.

Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Its three primary buildings are the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. These are located in what is known by archaeologists as the Sacred District of Machu Picchu.

I hope this simple awareness initiative would not go futile. The very reason, why I brought to you the most important lines from wiki links as one para descriptions of each, is that you may not have enough patience to go through each & every page, but still know the minimum about each one of them.:):)

This brings me to a point, where all my readers atleast know the names of all 7 new wonders of the world. Am glad!

Keep rocking, keep smiling & Keep walking...!!!

~ Sujit Lalwani

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mom, I am learning!

It was so frequent that my Mom used to be ready with a stare & sometimes a stick to correct me, & perfect me where I went wrong. (stick here refers to any kind of props used to induce fear in me, to discontinue the wrong deeds I was happily pursuing, without the guilt, for I never realised they were wrong. After all, whats so wrong in playing a shot like sachin does on the field. But, I do realise today, the difference between shots sachin played & shots I played in my childhood, while his shots landed beyond the rope, mine landed on the bulbs, showcase & flower vase!)

Then, it used to fill me with a feeling, why does she always find faults in me, no-one around is perfect, no-one else gets scolded this badly at home everyday as I do(though that wouldnt be the case), I would end up with feelings -"am I that bad?"... But sometimes all that happened in my childhood, I realise today, was so much for my good. I realised it deeply when I was observing my mom recently, who is not keeping that well, off late, busy with a vacuum cleaner in her room.

After her morning busy schedule, it's the afternoon where she gets some time to breathe, but then no, what I forgot was it's my MOM. She gives me a call, I rush to her room to find out that it's an order for me to go downstairs to ground floor, to get the vaccuum cleaner upstairs.

I just went down giving a look to my entire house, which was looking cleaner than an expert cleaned place, or a neat looking dirt free, five star hotel would look. I was wondering, why would she need a vaccuum cleaner at this time. Killing my curiosity after giving her the kit, I figured out it was just to suck the small little extremely tiny organisms that were starting to grow on the ceiling of the first floor due to rainy season, & these would not normally come under the notice of any of the rest of us, at home.

Now I realise, already clean home, remains clean forever & this brilliant feeling of stepping into this home does not come because of everyday cleaning chores alone, there are a lot of times, when mom is busy cleaning employing our maid into extra activity, just to ensure long term cleanliness & providing all of us this super hygeinic environment to grow. It just needs an attitude of seeking perfection.

No one has ever awarded her, like the number of awards maybe I have recieved for my work, No one has recognized this effort of my MOM which she invests to keep things perfect, No one has interviewed her, Or taken her as a role model for her fine attitudes of excellence in what she does, Hence, I dedicate this blog to my mother who makes our house, a SPECIAL HOME - Super clean, super hygeinic, super positively energised place. "No complains about the stick any more Mom, for Now I know how you removed those smallest of the inadequacies in me, when no one else could spot one in me!!!"

The conclusion I derive from this little observation of mine is that same applies to organisations, networks, institutions, companies, managements, country politics, governments etc. It so much depends on the unrecognized efforts of innumerous people who actually spend their relaxation hours on activities of less significance to the common eyes, which continuously drive away dirt from the organisations, institiutions & over all the society. It is these efforts that act in unison to take the organisation to high accolades of success.

What was so far going unrecognized, unnoticed, as I cared to bring it to my reader's notice. I request you to pass this article to as many people as you can & I urge you to ask yourself this question & answer it honestly - "In which direction of your life, have you tried to input your efforts to seek perfection today, even if they meant go unrecognized & they killed your relaxation time?".

"Little unnoticed, unrecognized efforts of ours today, can pay off in a big way tomorrow." To all my readers, I must say, it's the efforts of you readers who motivate & care to read my articles that makes me write more.

Hope this cleaned some bugs in the corner on the ceiling of your mind...

PS: Contribute into the comments column to complete this blog & make it march towards perfection! :)


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"Subjects Of Insanity!" (Another favourite composition of mine)

I have spent studying not less than 16 years
But, to the teachers, rarely gave my ears
The Subjects taught did seem to have some clarity
But the things taught, to me were subjects of insanity

Maps and maps I had learnt in geography
But even today, I don’t know the roads of my own city
Volumes and volumes of history, on my brain, I had sown
Just to realize, in the process, I had forgotten my own
My favourites math, eco and stats, to learn’em deep, I chose
But to this day, no track I have, where my money goes

In the ocean of science, to become a scientist, I had drowned
To discover the extents of universe, not stars, but much beyond
In the race to discover the unexplored, I ran
The universe lay within me, the study of which I never began

They taught a lot of principles in the science of moral
But all of them, in reality, seemed an obsolete model
I had learnt the process of government, in the subject of civics
But realized in the real world, it was all just politics

I learnt and learnt, but between what I had learnt and what it is
There seemed to be existing no clarity
I was taught everything, but never taught what reality is
That’s why to me they are subjects of insanity.
That’s why to me they were subjects of insanity….

--- Sujit Lalwani

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Computer literacy camp to teach 40 orphans on Gandhi Jayanthi! May more of us take inspiration from these youngsters!

(Article contributed by Shruti Balasa - placed in CITRIX)

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi, a set of individuals joined hands to do something extraordinary. They decided to make a difference to the future generation of our country. As the Father of our nation has always quoted “Be the Change you want to make in the society”, these individuals believed that they could be the ones to initiate this change!

Technology has made today’s world a completely different place to live in, the foundation of which is laid forward by computers. Unfortunately India is far behind when it comes to computer literacy rate which is just about 7%. Owing to this reason our country is still in the race to level out with the developed nations. Knowing that one of the main reasons for this situation is poverty and lack of awareness, this team of youngsters gave a helping hand to those underprivileged children who lack the basic necessities of life.

On 2nd October, 2010 the students of “Anatha Sishu Nivasa” were lucky to get an insight into computer education in a whole new way. The team consisted of 35 youngsters who educated around 70 students accomplishing our mission of “Each One Teach Two”. The awareness camp began at 10.00 am when the students were waiting with all their enthusiasm to get their hands on computers. Equally awaiting were the associates to impart their knowledge to the children.

Using the power of network, 9 laptops were arranged for the camp. The students were divided in two batches while one batch was having a hands on session on the laptops the other batch were showcasing their talents. They were taught the basic hardware and operations of computers for 3 hours. At the end of the camp, the students were handed over certificates for the successful completion of their course.

The associates had an altogether different feeling during the camp. This was something many young people of the country wish to do but never end up doing it in reality. Indeed it was a small team to start with, but with big visions in their mind. Again quoting Mahatma Gandhi, “Whatever You Do Will Be Insignificant, But It Is Very Important That You Do It!”.

This is what they always believed in and are on their way to turning their vision into reality. By the end of the day, every child had a smiling face and eager eyes to know when this team will be visiting them again to make a big difference to their lives.

Monday, September 27, 2010

There is nothing called HARD WORK - its just focus, mind-set and feelings.

Majority of us think of physical strain when we think of hard work. I do not agree with this, It may or may not be physical strain. Well before some work or acitivity can tire us up, the feeling on the mind that we carry, having convinced ourselves, that we are sure to get really tired, tires us up completely, leaving us with no zeal to pursue what we want to accomplish.

Majority of the times the hard work is not actually the effort we input to do something, its instead the effort to fight these negative emotions and still do the work we intend to.

Half the battle can be won, if we can avoid these thoughts at the first place, that we are going to work hard or we already have worked really hard for the day or for the week. Once we have eliminated these thoughts about how much needs to be done, or how much was done, half the path is tread.

The other half can be tread effortlessly, if one can enjoy the work he/she is doing. Its just about filling yourself with enthusiasm and energy and re-inforcing each fact you love about what you just about to do. In simple words: "love what you do, dont do what you dont love, but when you are doing something you better love it."

Discovering/figuring out the interesting sides to your work is the task you need to accomplish before you set out into action. Once this is done, repeatedly doing what you love and that what peps you up, even 10% of the time, can make 100% of your work feel super interesting to you.

The last thing to eliminate to accomplish things at hand to perfection is to avoid distractions and that happens by focusing and re-focusing. Its like a straight road with a left turn at a point on its path. Our actual route is along left turn, but the sign boards in the distant scene of Mc Donalds attract us on the running straight road, we feel we have nt lost speed, but we would have lost focus for sure.

So time and again, look into your map and re-focus yourself towards your goals and everything you do should speeden up the process of reaching your goals!

NOTE: Goals do enhance and grow as we expose ourselves to more and more things in our day to day lives, Hence timely confirmations of the route map become extremely inevitable for success.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I TAKE A CHALLENGE EVERYDAY! (My favourite composition)

I take a challenge everyday
That tomorrow should be better than today.
When I fight my innerself, I do lose battles sometime
But the war with myself, is what I win everytime.

I crib not, about what is gone
I forget the nights, start afresh every dawn.
Present, is what, I create and enjoy
Content am I, like a child with his toy.

What it is! matters, not to me
Coz I believe to see what can be.
Not blaming others, faults in me, is what I see
Coz I believe if it is to be it is up to me.

I just not know how to smile
But I believe in spreading a smile.
Its not easy to spread a smile,
For this, one needs to walk an extra mile.

Step by step, step by step, is how I tread the path,
In sea of failures, to reach success, I had to bath,
The fun lay, not in the destination
But journey itself was a fascination.

Nothing came free, but with success in mind
I payed the price, not just money, but in every kind.
What it is to successful, had I known
To reach it, double the efforts, would I have sown.

I counted not the seeds in a fruit
But counted the fruits that came from every root.
I hit the iron when it is hot
But ridicule in return is all I got.


When I touched the pinnacles, I saw the viewpoints alter
Concern in return for a little hard work, I think was a good barter…
Concern in return for a little hard work, I thought was a good barter…


Monday, September 20, 2010

"Such people are dual personalities, never keep in touch with them!"

"you are an amazing speaker/personality/leader/orator/person(as such)", are frequent phrases that fall on my ears, But recently a rare set of words fell on my ear drums, and left the diaphragm with heavy vibrations of high amplitudes and even now I can tune a tuning fork of high frequency to create resonance. "Such people (like me) are dual personalities, never keep in touch with them!"

I started wondering, How people who have never had, even a single conversation with me, have derived this conclusion about me. But when this hit my ears, I knew my introspection habit would lead my thoughts into some sort of analysis, and this is what I could gather from this random explosion of thoughts that happened, which expanded in all possible directions and still expanding, like the universe after the big bang.

One of directions I analysed, led me to this thought - that all of us, by nature of this civilization we have created, have to maintain multiple personalities, behaviours and attitudes under different situtations, as the need may be. We have to carry ourselves in different ways at different times.

None of us, would open up ourselves completely to strangers, so we put up an image which is commonly put up to strangers, and then slowly once the person begins to keep in touch or the contact persists(for known/unknown objectives as the case maybe), we slowly open up and our "trueself"(which am yet to analyse what it means) rather the so called "true self" comes out.

I feel this word "trueself" is the reflection of the core inner beliefs/character/attitudes and deeper exposure of an individual to the other person, rather than it being the "other side".

My arguement in this write-up only stands to explain, that its not "other side", but that we all have a deeper look of ours, which people miss. The Surface has to bear looks which are made up to suit the needs of the, then objectives and as the time passes by, the depth gets revealed, and what probably for some people means, the other side, is that when deeper self is opposite in nature to the surface, thats when people feel cheated and claim it to be the other side. What I truly feel is that, a few meetings and conversations with a person would reveal the inner self of that individual, only then one has the complete right to conclude or rather describe that person.

Majority of us would have formed our conclusions based on our experiences with a few set of people, few set of conversations or experiences we would have had. But the kind of experience I have had in my life, of having met people in huge numbers from all back-grounds and walks of life, and actually having spent time with them, I have come to realise that judgements on basis of similarity are partially correct only and not completely reliable and judgements without an interaction at all with any individual are as good as predicting the outcome of a dice, you are bound to be having 1-6th correctness in every prediction, which does not make you a genius in any manner.

Some sort of cluster of thoughts on my head, has got resolved to conclude, that the "other side of mine" is the actually the "deeper side" of me and not the other side. If my surface behaviour and my inner most attitudes or behaviours after prolonged interaction with a person are opposites - Under such situations my deeper side, shall get reflected as my other side:):)

Preserve your originality even though you have to pretend under many circumstances, but thats not how world is, you have to pretend at times! There is no option.

Expecting comments column of this blog to teach me a lot in this regard, expecting you to pour down your perception on this. Does every body have an other side? Or is it only me? or do I actually have another side? If yes, I am yet to discover:)

PHEW...!!! This blog has been just a collection of random thoughts, as good as garbage and unusable waste. But people have built gardens with available waste around them, is what I read in school days and was thrilled. So, am expecting the same, atleast from one of the readers, to be one such personality, hope you are not a dual one:) Create taste with waste!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Strength of relationships has not got to do much with the amount of time spent with the Individual!

Relationships and the related issues are a common topic of discussion with oneself or with others, more common than the air molecules around us. They touch every neuron of ours. As every name stored on our mind of a person is a relation and brings along inevitably a lot of thoughts, some conscious and others sub-conscious.

I have heard a lot of complains from a lot of people - That "we knew and were bonded for a decade and more, How could you do this to me?" Its like the Lantern, the strength of the flame can be controlled with the knob, but once the fuel is extinct inside the container, no matter how much you turn the knob or play around with that little lantern, you cannot hope to see the flame again, until you refuel it and trigger the flame with a splinter.

All I mean to say is that - though the amount of time spent with an individual accumulates greater number of memories in our life, if the recent ones are bad, and the misconceptions are high, then the re-inforcement of these bad memories of recent past repeatedly, will overshadow the strength and good memories of the relationship, and soon be a great reason & a valid one of course, to break the thread of this relation, leaving it into pieces and can bring it back only with a knot.

The mother who gives birth to a child, brings an entity into the world, whom she knows not, not more than until 9 months ago, she knew she concieved this life, but the strength of this relation is beyond our understanding.

Its the dreams of the future with this individual already built, for years before this life was concieved, and the emotional bonding, attachment and the feeling of possessing this life nurtured for long that decides the strength.

Likewise there are times when we have seen people who have met a few days, years or months ago, and they claim they would be partners for life long, Is a direct effect of the feelings and their strength is due to innumerous self-re-inforcements of the emotions of dreams of future together they would love to build.

The strength of relation goes to an extent, that history is a proof, for people who got wed beyond the desires of society, they could cut through the societal pressures, the pressures from society are nothing but relational pressures, which fall small in front of the strength of the relation. In case the emotional strength is not enough to combat the societal pressures, the re-inforcements are not strong enough, the reverse decisions are claimed in some cases.

But cases where we see people get attached to something/someone and get deeply engrossed into that relation with time, are the ones who materialise the strongest relations and then there are not many forces more powerful than death, that can result in breakage.

But there is a lesson - "THE LANTERN LESSON"... the relations are subject to change, the fuel is the reason for the flame, One needs to keep the flame going, keep the fuelling the lantern, and never let it extinct, keep the knob turned towards "high" symbol - then you enjoy long lasting permanent, and ever jovial and pleasure giving relationships.

The direct question on the mind of the reader now, is obvious -"what is this fuel all about?" - Its the dreams of future, recollection of past memories(the ones that are positive and make you happy), re-inforcements of trust, re-inforcements of pride in the relation, re-inforcement of satisfaction of the presence of the other entity/individual in our life.

This concept of relationship - applies to organisations you are working for, applicable to ensure your teams working with you attached with you and your organisation, the people you are attached to, your relationships(life-partners), your bonding with your family and friends.

Even a kinder-garten student can now conclude - "what is enmity? who is an enemy?"
and how can these negative feelings be eliminated!

Hope you readers enjoyed this piece of article, its just the thoughts that conjured over a period of time, when I stand and look back at my life, which is cluster of relationships, some broken, some rejoiced, some strengthened, some beyond the scope of understanding and some that i enjoy even today!

IF you have any issues with anyone/anything just forgive, forget and start loving again.

"Either you Curb the grudges/negatives and live everyday till you die or Keep the grudges/negatives and die everyday till you live!" ~ sujit lalwani

May god bless you all with long lasting relationships - really strong and long ones!

(The column below is for you, to extend the warmth you feel for this blog!)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Patience is the key to success!

©Copyrights 2010, Sujit Lalwani.

"A mighty success follows only after a mighty test of patience.
Failure is sure to have been preceeded by failure of patience."

* Amount of Success in life:
S(L) = k x e^(t x T^(n))

* Amount of success in particular dimension:
S(D)= k x e^(t x T^(1))= k x e^(t x T)

t=length of time for which patience was tested.
T=toughness of the test.
n=No of dimensions in which your patience was tested like family, career etc.(n>=1)

Amount of success is exponentially related to the length of time for which your patience was tested and how tough the test was. Whenever you are being tested hard and longer - just remember to keep going. The Left hand side of the equation will increase for sure and as the test keeps going longer and harder, the reward multiplies.

There comes a time when the break point of every dimension is reached & the time & toughness cease to grow. Thats where god loses patience and wants to reward you. The rewards start materialising. Miracles are product of this equation when our Patience does not break until God loses patience. Wherever and whenever our patience takes a pause to resume, we are rewarded our results.

The greater the pause and longer the dip we take back on the curve. Ensure your breaks are small and they dont pull you down and you are back into activity.

This blog is just an output of my love for physics and patience I have to conjure ideas and put them into mathematics, trying to satisfy all expected/unexpected conditions. Since I need 2 end the blog, my patience could not last until I could
materialise every aspect of this equation/theory completely.

The rewards would be given right away. I resume to this theory, and will contemplate deeper. This pause shall be as short as the amount of time you would take to reward me good comments:)

Anyways, thanks for the patience of reading this blog.

ON a serious note: "Patience is the key to success at every step of our life."

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Crazy About Shopping? (not an aggressive write-up, but a light alarm!)

Crazy about Shopping? Read on..

If you speak to people above sixty in India,most of them will agree that Indian households never used to hold anything more than what is necessary. Scenario has changed these days. There are more dresses unused than the used ones, in the wardrobes. There are just too many toys for kids, too many footwears, more no of mobile phones than the no of people who use them, too many electric appliances. Too many products to maintain the house, many more to maintain our own beauty, more food items found wasted in every household, and the list goes on. (There are of course exceptions, I am talking about new generation of workforce, having decently or
highly paid professions and living in cities).

What’s bringing such a high sweep of shopping craze?

Isn’t it true that we most often end up buying things that get used for few days or even lesser? These are the answers I find. When we enter a supermarket or a mall, things are so easily accessible and beautifully laid that we tend to buy things just for the fun of it. There are many tricks used by supermarkets to get their things sold. Then the availability of plastic money, leaves us with no reason of having no cash to buy something. We can take so much on credit using credit cards after all. Shopping has become much more easier with our e-shopping.

Of course all supermarkets, our cards, e-shopping etc are a great help for necessary shopping, in our busy lives. But, there are things to be cautious about. Such shopping not only plays heavy on your pockets, but also clutters your households. Most of your free time that can be given to important things and people in your life, will go away in uncluttering or cleaning stuffs out. Most of us repent only when we fall short of funds for something important. And more importantly,
mindless shopping ultimately creates much more garbage than we can imagine. We will just end up harming our environment more.

I am trying to get more frugal in many ways possible.Go green, start with small steps. Whenever you plan to buy things, make a list and delay buying those things, which are not very urgently required and whose utility you are not sure about. When you go through the list again down few months, you will find most of them unnecessary. Try to reuse things and try to buy more reusable, recyclable things. There’s so much we can do to help ourselves and the surroundings.

Points to be noted:

*Avoid impulsive buying.

*When you buy, buy quality products that last long.

*Buy more reusable stuff than the disposables.

*Try to buy stuff that can be recycled.


Just when you are sure you have got all answers to all the questions, God changes the question paper! THATS LIFE!

"Just when you think & feel you have got all the answers to all the questions in your life, God changes the question paper itself!" - Thats life in one statement.

I know most of you are into introspection, with the very first reading of this statement, thats what happened to me, when I first spoke out this statement to few of my colleagues. A very powerful feeling, that this is so true about life. Majority of us, work really hard to shape up an easier life, a comfortable life, wherein we can reach a state where we can pamper ourselves continuously, and we never seem to reach there. Each time we think we have resolved every issue and there are no more answers we need to seek, any more the boat of life shall sail smooth, very next moment is turbulence in the ocean of life, high tides, disturbing waves and we need to be prepared for it.

It happened a number of times in my life, until I reached my 10th Class, I always thought I would go on to become a CA, after 10th I fell in love with science, universe, physics, etc. then I started dreaming of being a theoretical physicist. Studied everything I could within 12th itself, upto partial differential equations, everything in depth about quantum mechanics to the extent of understanding of the present research going on. A concept slightly difficult to percieve and understand. It involves everything thats vague and ambiguous.

Targetted IIT Mumbai - MSc Physics course. Got through IIT-JEE screening round, could not crack mains (another failure of my life). Ended up at NITK Surathkal in Mechanical engineering deciding to become the best mechanical engineer. Felt glad that Mech. Engg was closely related to Physics. But by the time I finish my first year of engineering and master further concepts of engineering and physics, the entreprenuership bug caught me.

First time something in my life, had touched which gave me a feeling, its possible to make every dream a reality if you can stand, truly, for what you want. Just endlessly keep your purpose in mind and it shall materialise. Be prepared for challenges at every step and be very flexible if your path takes a turn, but keep purpose in mind.

Today am learning accounts to handle my business (slowly but surely, (dream of becoming a CA)), keeping in pace with physics to ensure I study physics after 5-6 years from today, An inspirational Speaker by profession, inspiring people. A programmer, because I fell in love with programming in my engineering. Atleast, today I can code in my own sites. Upcoming author with the challenge of releasing my first book in another 8 months, MBA aspirant(scored 94% in trial attempt in CAT last november). A strong network marketer today promoting the vision of computer literacy and standing for this cause. Serving the society by shaping up leaders who can take this task further & building a team of inspirational speakers.

Each time at every step when I felt I have got my answers, for the questions "WHO AM I?" life showed a new route, deviating from my dreams, taking a complete detour, but actually each time, eventually, every detour met my PURPOSE HIGHWAY.

So here I stand today as still a person seeking answers to new set of questions, which never were mine. Hence, I conclude - "BE PREPARED!" are the keywords for progress in life. Keep yourself prepared and be willing to change and adapt quickly to changing cirmstances and needs of life and you will see every dream of yours will turn into reality and every detour will lead to your eventual dream destination.

Life will show you unexpected changes and detours to test how strongly you can stand for what you want. Keep walking and walk boldly towards your dream. Everything under the sky is possible. "Impossible belongs to another universe, where men dont live, god does not bless and dreams dont exist!" ~ Sujit Lalwani. I request you not to belong to that universe.


KEEP COMMENTING! (empty comments column are a detour, which expect you to reach them).

["Question paper keeps changing, let not our dreams change!" answer happily with full confidence!]

Monday, June 14, 2010

Do Not Convince Yourself, Punish Yourself!

There are times when we have a deadline to meet, a target to achieve, a work to complete & we would not have completed the work. The first thing majority of us do is, we convince ourselves with all logically sound reasons & explanations, as to why the particular target could not be achieved.

But, the most justified thing to be done under such circumstances is to ensure, we accept the fact that we missed out on our target because of our shortcomings and make an effort to make up for it, with the deadline of the next target. We need to make an effort to get better at what we lack, due to which we missed our target. We need to punish ourselves.

We need to get strict with ourselves. As is said: "When you get strict with yourself, Life gets lenient with you. When you get lenient with yourself, Life gets strict with you." ~ Sujit Lalwani.

We need to punish ourself, Like how we reward ourself when we achieve something. Like how rewarding oneself, makes one get motivated & aligned with the focus/target & rejuvenates one for further activity, punishing oneself corrects him, and tunes him to better standards of self-discipline, accountability & reliability.

Nobody is 100% or perfect. Its a chase towards perfection. Your success in life & rate of climbing up in life is directly proportional to how self-disciplined you are, how soon you get self-disciplined & how long you remain!

Punishment should be something that should not make you complacent & buy away your laziness in return for that punishment. That punishment should mean a shame to you, slap to your self-esteem, slap to your integrity. It should drive you away from it, only then you will achieve your targets in time.


Tidbit: Has this blog helped you?
Then punish yourself, if you do not do, the following things:
1. Comment on this blog.
2. Forward the link to as many people.

THANK YOU! Keep smiling, keep rocking & keep walking!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Dream Big!

This blog is a small dedication to all the people, circumstances, situations & books which became a reason for me to start dreaming big.

Friends, If there is highest state of satisfaction in this one life, then it definitely lies in dreaming & fulfilling your dreams. Hence the bigger you dream, the greater your satisfaction levels. I disagree with people who are of the opinion that dreaming big takes away your peace of mind. I advice them books on mind control. Its just about keeping yourself at peace while your focus is completely on your dream & once you have achieved it, there is immense amount of pleasure that you experience in this imposed life, whose end points are'nt under our control.

I dreamt big, I dream big, & I shall continue to dream big. Big is a relative word I agree. Hence, I also advice you to keep it relative to the size of your dreams of your yesterday. Watch yourself grow every single day & the pleasure is infinite, equivalent & more than watching your own kid grow up. For, in this case you become your own kid:) Hence, you start loving yourself more & more as the days go by.

World looks more beautiful when one loves himself. Hence, once you start dreaming & fulfilling them, you fall in love with yourself. The beauty is to ensure your dreams encompass all arenas of your life, & help you fulfil your purpose at the end of the day. Hence align all your dreams with your purpose eventually & then grow them bigger.

I once again thank all the people who have inspired me to dream big - My Parents, My Brother - Sumit Lalwani Ji, (My family instilled in me the seeds of aiming higher), Mr. Mohit Sardana Ji, Manjul Arora Ji, Mr. Gaurav Agarwal Ji, Mr. Gagan Sharma Ji, Dr. Pawan Malhan Ji, Late Sri Sunny Arora Ji, Sardar Sri Amrit Pal Singh Sodhi Ji, David J Schwartz, Richard Branson, The Amabanis, Sachin Tendulkar, Shah Rukh Khan, Bacchan Family, Madam Annapoorni, Madam Jyothi, My School Principal - T.Balakrishna, Navneet Singh Ji & all other dreamers whom I met during the journey of this short 23 years of my life.

Looking forward for the remaining life, looking forward to dream even bigger. Requesting you all to start dreaming bigger.

"Every thing around us exists, because someone, someday dreamt of its existence!"
~ Anonymous.

(The blank space below, would love to read your dreams!)

Monday, June 7, 2010

You are doing BUSINESS? OH MY GOD!

In my journey of indulding into promotion of entrepreneurship, helping masses open up their minds to business. I came across lots of people who speak of business as evil. One should study religiously & take up a job. If in between he starts doing a business or even a part time business to add skill sets to his life, & expand possibilities for himself.

The female section of society suffers under this to a greater extent, in most parts of our country. To my surprise its prominent in educated sections of society as well.
I request my readers to think over this & pour in this comments as to what they feel.

I really feel, everyone who is secure (so-called secure)in a job, is secure because someone is into a business, in which he needs the helping hand of this person & hence he or she is employed. If that be the case, business cannot be evil. One should grateful to the term "business", for, that is what creates jobs. You cant be more grateful to the fruit & consider the tree as evil.

I request people to ensure that this education/message is passed on to more & more people to ensure close minded people, considering business as evil & job as divine, to help them open up their mindsets.

This mindset of people is avoiding a lot of potential entrepreneurs from taking birth in our country. Wings of so many youngsters are being chopped of in the fear of they ending up as a failure & they are made to get tunnelled into the thinking of job being the most secure direction for life.

I request that more chances be given to let capable people try venturing into entrepreneurship, at a very young age & they be encouraged. Once a person escalates higher in his age ladder, he seldom has courage to take risk that business involves.

I request all the people who belong to the age group of my parents & all the people who are already parents, to bring up their kids, instilling in them, the spirit of enterpreneurship. For, a man with attitudes of an entrepreneur can do a lot of jobs beyond expectations.

Your comments are welcome. Please pass on the link to this blog to as many people, to help me build a large database of perceptions of people in this regard. Please input a little more efforts (10% of efforts that you have input for reading this blog), to pass this on to as many people as you can. Request them to pour in their comments, & help this e-survey take shape.

Thank You! I appreciate your patience.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Let us lead ourselves. Rest follows!

Every one is a born leader. Some people lead more people, some people cant lead themselves. The secret to be able to lead a lot of other people, is to lead yourself every single day into becoming a better individual each day.

Look at the required circumstances in your life & your role in life, work each day towards getting your abilities, qualities, attitudes closer to what your ultimate role in life is going to be. Anything that takes you away from that role/purpose is going to cause pain & is temporary in life. Focus more on permanent joys of life not the temporary ones.

So dear friends, lead yourself really well & you shall inspire every individual who comes in contact with you for even a small fraction of your life. It does not matter whether the person is small or big, achiever or loser, wealthy or poor, master or slave, naive or clever, he will be inspired with you to an extent you cannot imagine.

Lets lead ourselves in the best way possible & we shall lead masses.

Very thin line between Expectation & Belief

They say when you teach once, you have learnt it twice. While talking to one of my associates, I just learnt this lesson twice (:)) while teaching him, that there is a very thin line between Expectation & Belief.

"Whatever you believe in very strongly endlessly, shapes up into reality" - is what the great Law Of Attraction has to say. This has been true. But many people are'nt able to believe in this, for, their beliefs dont turn into reality. According to my experience either the belief was not believed in very strongly, not visualised very strongly or had boubts hidden underneath it. Impure beliefs turn half way around.

Mind is a strong tool for success in life. You need to believe in your dream until it turns into reality. Visualise exactly the way you want it to come true. Work towards it. Many people think adventure is lost this way. No, friends its more adventurous this way. The destination is clear & path is explored totally unkonwn & unexpected. Because when you are believing in the unexpected & an impossible dream, obstacles in the journey are big. When you keep going through that hell, enjoying all challenges you face on the journey, miracles shape up unexpectedly to make things happen.

This is as far as belief is concerned. Expectations only lead to disappointment. Because expectations have deadlines. The thin line between belief & expectation is:
Belief is "It will be this way". Expectation is "It Should be this way by this time".

Expectations lead to disappointment as we all have at one point or the other in our lives have faced.

But the catch here is to go through the hell, the journey of belief turning reality portrays. At one point things might all look like going against you, but thats when the new equilibrium is getting established for your dreams to turn into reality exactly the way you visualised. The process of difficulties is the fight between your future expectations & present circumstances. So turn those expectations into belief & then feel positive about every step on the journey & destination shall be yours.

All the best. Lets believe in our dreams. Dreams are the most beautiful elements of an exciting life. Everything looks beautiful when you have lot of dreams & lot of hope that they will get fulfilled. Everything looks dull as the hope reduces & as you kill your dreams one by one.

May this blog re-instill that hope in you for all your dreams to get fulfilled, turn all your expectations into beliefs, turn down disappointments, instill positivity & hope in you, make your life thouroughly adventurous.

Good luck. Needless to say My comments column is waiting to know what you felt, thought & decided while reading this.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My talk at NITK Surathkal.

Dreams do come true in the way you envision, provided you stay stuck to them, longer then people believe or can digest that you should stay stuck to that dream. Once you stay stuck to your dream, universe brings you face to face with the right people, aligns perfect circumstances and ensures your dream turns into reality following the principle of "UNDER PROMISE OVER DELIVERY".

I am not talking philosophy, I am talking my experience. It was just last thursday - 29th Of April (which happens to be my Bhabhi's Birthday (birthday of my elder brother's wife(for all my non-indian readers))When i was invited to my college NITK Suratkal to deliver an inspirational cum entrepreneurship talk to students in ATB Seminar Hall of the college. The seminar hall where companies that come for recruitment conduct their Aptitude tests and deliver their presentations.

It was during my college days that I never sat for placements, for my stern belief in myself that I shall take on entrepreneurship in my life. I was advised by a number of friends of mine to take up placements, atleast for the sake of it. I kept telling myself then, a day will come when i will come & deliver presentations of my company over here for recruitment & people will sit to listen, I will come to deliver inspirational & entrepreneurship talks here. I will be the only alumni to get invited as the youngest alumni ever invited back to college to deliver a talk.

It just happened - Right people - Thanks to Rheana John & Akhila. These two gave their heart, mind & soul into making this a reality. Circumstances - My Mangalore(a place in coastal karnataka) trip around the same time. Enough achievments of mine - One young world delegate, lions club awardee etc. before this date. And eventually the dream materialises. Thanks to Gaurav Shetty - a friend of mine from KSHEMA College in Mangalore pursuing his MBBS, who made this whole journey to NITK from Mangalore look like a cake walk, thanks to his Maruti Suzuki Esteem & the well functioning AC of his car.

I step into the college, everything looks the same, the main building, classrooms etc, but the air was really different. It carried a different feeling. It carried a touch which was embracing me as an achiever and bestowing pride in me. It was carrying those unspoken words which I spoken to myself, sitting outside the hostel gate on the steps, that I would soon come to this college to deliver talks. Department teachers, Director Students etc would know me. You alone never can make things happen. I shall owe a lot to Rheana & Akhila for helping this vision turn reality.

The Talk went on as expected, I had this feeling deep down during all 4 years when i studied at NITK, that it can be a collection of world class individuals if students could adopt a few world class attitudes. I never had the authority to convey this then. But glad I could make a difference to few lives out of over 200+ students present in the hall.

I were a true definition for a winner & my feelings could define winning at the moment I completed my talk.

I just request my readers through this blog not to hesitate to dream the wildest dreams, sometimes even practically impossible, For, they do come true & they are the ones that carry a feeling only a few men experience. A feeling of esctacy, a feeling of having climbed Mt.Everest, A feeling of landing on the moon - A feeling so priceless.

Dont let your dreams die out of fears that the world sets in or the parameters the world decides. Explore within yourself, there is a vast potential that lies, yet to unleash which has the power to help accomplish your dream. If the dream could take birth inside you, it simply means you also have required resource inside you.


PS : Your comments are most welcome.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Service sector can be a great part-time. Careers are multi-fold today, but to eyes which can see it.

Since childhood till death, today man is in a continuous chase to plan his next move, decide which field to step into, what career to take up, what should he represent in this world, what should he/she be known for. I am one in this pursuit as well.

What I realised, as I stand today, having spent close to 23 years of my life, is that, when you go deep into this aspect of life, have a broader look at it, there are 4-types of people, as Robert. T. Kiyosaki mentions in his books. People belonging to E,S,B or I quadrants.

  1. E - employees.
  2. S - Self employed.
  3. B - Business owners.
  4. I - Investors.

But there are innumerous branches to these four today. Gone are the days, when there used to be well-defined terms and paths for an individual for surviving and coming out as a winner. Entrepreneurship has re-defined everything.

Engineers, doctors, scientists alone were the need of the times of industrial revolution. Its not that the need for these experts has reduced. But automation is the word for the day, machines are being built which are reducing the man-power required. This is reducing the number of jobs available. I agree that number of companies coming up is also increasing, number of new sectors opening up are also increasing, hence the diversity of jobs is increasing. But the irony is, the pace of the latter is slower compared to the number of people graduating today. Millions of graduates every year but not millions of vacancies.

My realisation tells me that the world has hyped up the amount of recognition that goes to engineers, doctors, CAs etc. that the rest are suffering at the hands of making attempts to become the same, when their real talent lies somewhere else sometimes. I urge my friends to re-think their career options. New talent for the world would come into light.

Options are just multiplying today, but irony is people are not giving a thought to it. There is a mad race for the set up career options. Thinking out of the box is the demand for the day.

Entrepreneurship looks like one major ray of hope for all the people looking forward for a change, or are under-capable for the expertise for jobs available, or for people who have big dreams and willing to take risk. Jumping into the service sector to chase your way up the ladder of success is not a bad option as you can accumulate enough knowledge, skills and capital to do something on your own while you pursue a part-time in the service sector.

The career options are really increasing, Careers in teaching, singing, dancing, art & craft etc. network marketing industry is giving options, Hobbies turning into profession, food industry, restaurants, Unique hang outs etc, teaching of soft skils, specialised institutions for it etc. The best part of being a coach in any of these directions is something that gives a flexibility to you to do it part-time. You can 'write' in your part-time and get paid for it. There are innumerous magazines, news-papers etc, they need writers. Start for free and then once you are quite popular you can always charge.

One of my part-time careers is inspirational speaking, I write, I counsel people, I offer consultancy for business ideas etc. All this as my hobby and part-time right now. All these directions have the capacity to get me paid & there is immense satisfaction in all these directions as I serve a lot of people here. I am into network marketing as well (part-time/full-time as per my necessity). Which is a strong base for my finances right now.

I just want to convey to my readers, that you in your free time can do loads if you know what you are strong at and start nurturing it and one day you might own an enterprise which employs a lot of people who do the same. Dance schools, soft-skills schools, english coaching institutes, Singing schools, calligraphy classes, cooking classes, art and craft classes, art galleries, etc are all innovations which can be explored in your part-time. Meanwhile you can nurture your knowledge, skills and attitudes and generate a capital for something you want to stand for in the coming tomorrow.

These were the thoughts on my mind. I am sure this blog would have given you direction to think in this direction for yourself, or for your relatives, or for your friends. It will surely be of help and we are creative enough to come up with solutions if someone can orient us. This blog is meant as an orientation.

Drop in your comments.