Archive for December, 2008

After Burn Effects

Posted: December 22, 2008 in Opinions
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I wonder whether I am the only one who come across such a situation. 😮
What situation? Being in Blank feeling just after a hectic project.

Well, is it really Blank? Its definitely not as its a feeling in itself but I am not able to give it a name.. During the busy days, I’ll be waiting for some free time. And when that day comes, I browse net, do some chit-chat with friends, etc etc etc.. say up-to lunch.. Then, what else? Nothing, just BLANK.. A feeling, where I start thinking, what next but don’t get any answer from myself.. Its some strange feeling which takes me nowhere.. I don’t know whether its positive feeling or negative, I can’t even tell you whether its good or bad, but yes, I get this feeling after every eventful event.. I call it After Burn Effects.. It doesn’t happen only in office, but in personal life too, after any celebration, like New year celebration with friends, Diwali celebrations with family, or an exhaustive trip.. And I am sure I am not the only one in this space.. But don’t ask for proofs.. 😉

Arthur Ashe’s view on Life

Posted: December 19, 2008 in Motivational
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Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of AIDS which he got due to infected blood he received during a heart surgery in 1983. From world over, he received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed: “Why does GOD have to select you for such a bad disease”?

To this Arthur Ashe replied:
The world over 5 million(5,000,000) children start playing tennis, 500 thousand (500,000) learn to play tennis, 50 thousand (50,000) learn professional tennis, 5,000 come to the circuit, 500 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to semi final, 2 to the finals.

When I was holding a cup I never asked GOD “Why me?”.

And today in pain I should not be asking GOD “Why me?”.

That’s Arthur Ashe for you!

Here’s a story about George Dantzig – the famed mathematician who’s contributions to Operations Research and Systems Engineering have made him immortal.

As a college student, George studied very hard and often late into the night. So late, that he overslept one morning, arriving 20 minutes  late for Prof. Neyman’s class. He quickly copied the two maths problems on the board, assuming they were the homework assignment. It took him several days to work through the two problems, but finally he  had a breakthrough and dropped the homework on Neyman’s desk the next day.

Six weeks later, on a Sunday morning, George was awakened at 6 a.m. by his excited professor. Since George was late for class, he hadn’t heard the professor announce that the two unsolvable equations on the board were mathematical mind-teasers that even Einstein hadn’t been able to answer. But George Dantzig, working without any thoughts of limitation, had solved not one, but two problems that had stumped mathematicians for thousands of years.

Simply put, George solved the problems because he didn’t know he couldn’t. You are not limited to the life you now live. It has been accepted by you as the best you can do at this moment. Any time you’re ready to go beyond the limitations currently in your life, you’re capable of doing that by choosing different thoughts. All you must do is figure out how you can do it, not whether or not you can. And once you have made your mind up to do it, it’s amazing how your mind  begins to figure out how. 

A person is limited only by the thoughts that he/she chooses.

I could not pen down our experience on Wayanad trip due to work pressure. I was waiting for some free time but came to know, after a long time though, that if I postpone something, I’ll continue to postpone forever. [Wow! I am speaking philosophy nowadays. 🙂 ]

Anyway, let me start with a shot summary of the trip:

Date: 29, 30, 31 Aug 2008

Places:

Day1 -> Edakkal Cave, Meenmutty Falls, Lakkidi viewpoint

Day2 -> Pookot Lake, Banasura Dam-The largest earth dam in India

We felt our previous trip [to Kodaikanal & Munnar] involved lots of travelling, which we felt is the only disappointing thing in the whole trip and we decided to keep the distance in mind for future trips. The result is here, less travel, more fun. 🙂

The distance between Bangalore and Wayanad is 255 kms, which means around 5 hrs of journey. So, we started off from Bangalore at 11pm on 29th Aug, 08. Reached our destination early in the morning, around 5:30am. It was still dark and we struggled hard to find a Hotel to get fresh. Somehow we managed to finish all our morning rituals with the help of an unknown person over there, and we all are thankful to him.

Before moving on to the main tourist attractions, here are some warm-up pics for you.

Wayanad

Wayanad

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