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!!!

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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! :)