Monday, October 18, 2010

The Animal School

Once upon a time the animals decided they must do something decisive to meet the increasing complexity of their society. They held a meeting and finally decided to organize a school. The curriculum consisted of running, swimming and flying. Since these were the basic behaviors of most animals, they decided that all the students should take all of the subjects.??

The duck proved to be excellent at swimming, better in fact than his teacher. He also did well in flying, but he proved to be very poor in running. Since he was poor in this subject he was made to stay after school to practice it and even had to drop swimming in order to get more time in which to practice running. He was kept at this poorest subject until his webbed feet were so badly damaged that he became only average at swimming. But average was acceptable in the school so nobody worried about that - except the duck.

The rabbit started at the top of his class in running, but finally had a nervous breakdown because of so much make-up time in swimming - a subject he hated.

The squirrel was excellent in climbing until he developed psychological blocking in flying class when the teacher insisted he start from the ground instead of from the tops of the trees. He was kept at attempting to fly until he became muscle bound - and received a C in climbing and a D in running.

The eagle was the school???s worst discipline problem, in climbing class he beat all of the others to the top of the tree used for examination purposes in this subject, but he insisted on using his own method of getting there.

The gophers of course, stayed out of the school and fought the tax levied for education because digging was not included in the curriculum. They apprenticed their children to the badger and later joined the ground hogs and eventually started a private school offering alternative education.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

my newest lesson.

Sometimes life can teach you a lesson that you might never be able to learn from all your teachers and preachers. Not a very while ago my boss/mentor told me something that summed up to a lot of lessons. He ended up the conversation by saying- That's life, Shankar...that's life.


This is about a recent visit to my place. It's a long way back home. Planes, trains and automobiles. It's an exhausting and fun journey all the time. Yes. It's so full in contrast. A small part of my journey is a ride in a passenger train(local train). Best part of these trains is that I never have to worry about booking tickets in advance and the worst part- it's very...uncomfortable. But this journey, while it held to its unsaid promises, did teach me a big lesson.

One of my co-passengers was an old blind person who was traveling with his wife. His very appearance gave an impression that he was living a difficult life. He probably also was a regular traveler. He seemed to know almost every part of the train. At the first sight, i noticed his red eyes and i thought that his wife was taking him somewhere for medical help. Contrary to my belief, he was the one who was leading the journey. He pushed his walking stick under the seat, placed his luggage in the luggage holder, grabbed a seat for himself and realized his wife was still standing. He then bent down and found his walking stick and the quickly sat on a different seat that had enough space to accommodate his wife as well. Once settled, he did a quick check about the amount he had in his pocket. It were a few five and ten rupee notes. He did the maths absolutely correct. He figured out the total amount by the size of all the paper notes he had and crossed checked it with his wife. Such a sweet disapproval of Braille's innovation!

All this was done in such a clean way that it made me wonder if one ever needed a pair of eye.

After a while, a blind beggar came to our compartment. It was a regular scene. Everyone gave him a few coins. What really amazed me was the sight when my blind co-passenger got 2 coins from his pocket, checked its worth again simply by its size(he did reconfirm it with another co-passenger) and then gave those coins to the beggar. That sight gave me a shiver to be utterly honest.

Emotions never did require a channel. Sight was never is always the vision.

God bless the soul!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Chatur/Silencer's speech in 3 idiots

Adarniya sabhapati mahodaya ???atithi vishesh shikshan mantri shri R D tripati [tripathi] ji ..maanyaniya shikshagan aur mere piyaaare [pyare] sahpatiyo [sahapathiyon] ???aaj agar I.C.E aasmaan ki bulaaandiyo [bulandiyon] ko chhu raahaa [raha] hai uska shreya sirrf [sirf] ekinsaan [ek insaan] ko jaataahai [jata hai] shri veerusahastra buddhe ..give him a a big hand ..he is a great guy really ..


Peechle buttis saal se inhone nirantar is college mein balatkar [balaatkaar ] pe balatkar kiye ..umeed hai aagey bee [bhi] karte rahege [rahenge] ..hamine to aashcharya hota hai ki ek insaan apne jeevan kaal mein itni balatkar kaisi kar sakta hai ???inhone kadi tapaasya se apne aapko is kaabil bunaya [banaya] hai ..waqt ka sahi upyog ghante ka purna istemaal koi inse seeke [seekhe] ..seeke inse seeke ???.aaj hum sab chaatra yaha hai ..kal desh videsh mein fail [faael] jayenge ..waadaa hai aapse jis desh mein honge waha balatkar karenge I.C.E ka naam roshan karenge ???dika [dikha] denge sabko jo balatkar Karne ki shamtaa yaha ke chaatro mein hai wo sansaar ke kisi chaatro mein nahiii ???.No other chaatra No other chaatra


Adarniya mantraji namashkar aapne is sansthaan ko wo chees di jiski hamein sakht zaroorat thi ...sstunn ..stunn hota sabi [sab hi] ke paas hai ..sab chupa ke rakte hai ..detaa koi nai ???aapne apna stun is balatkari purush ke haat mein diya hai???ab dekiye yeh kaisa iska upyog karta hai


Utamamm dadh dhadhattt padam??????..

madhyam padam thuchuk thuchuk??????..

khanishtham thudthudiiiy padam??????..

sursuria pran khatkam..!!!!