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Should you say your love or NOT?

Dear reader, I started this as a personal blog, but later on moved to just bookmark few things, showcase things I liked. Now, I have come to full circle, I am going to try and right few personal things which could benefit you as well. Don't panic, I will continue to post some interesting finds from the web (beautiful photos or stories etc). This November is a National Blog-Post Month (NaBloPoMo), where bloggers will try to write atleast one post a day. I am going to experiment on its objective as well. Let us see how it goes, if you like anything (or dont like everything), leave a comment. Thanks, Happy reading and blogging. - thiru Do you know one of the worst feelings in any one's love life? It is Not Knowing if the person whom you love very much, loves you the same way. Yep, it is from my own personal experience. Do you know what could be much worse? When you are in deathbed or in a later time, you Get to Know that your childhood sweetheart actually loved you very mu

Story:Honesty is Everything

A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to chose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together. "It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO," he said. "I have decided to choose one of you." The young executives were shocked, but the boss continued. "I am going to give each one of you a seed today - a very special seed. I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO." One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly, told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed. Every day, he wo

Don't copy and be in trouble

At training program for top management. A well-known motivational speaker gathering the entire crowd's attention, said, "The best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman who wasn't my wife !" The crowd was shocked! He followed up by saying, "That woman was my mother!" The crowd burst into laughter and he gave his speech, which was well received. About a week later, one of the top managers who had the training decided to use that joke at his house. He tried to rehearse the joke in his head. It was a bit foggy to him. He said loudly, "The greatest years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman who was not my wife!" Naturally, his wife was shell shocked, murmuring. After standing there for almost 10 seconds trying to recall the second half of the joke, the manager finally blurted out "... and I can't remember who she was !" As expected, he got thrashing of his life time.... Moral of the story

There is only one way to attract customers

You can be in any business, but, there is only one way by which you can attract new customers and keep your existing customers. That is to treat your customer as you like yourself to be treated . If something you won't like something personally, neither your customer will like it. For instance, if a company does not bother to answer your email or phone calls , will you be continue to be it's loyal customer, I bet you won't. On the other hand, a loyal customer - a happy customer - will act like your marketing person without a salary (how good is that). How many times have you recommended Google Search to other people? I have done it a thousand times, whenever a computer illiterate person (like my uncle) asks me how to find the right information on the web. See, happy customer works for a company to add more customers. People rely on stories. When a friend asks your advice or recommendations, you tell your suggestion and tell how 'that thing' benefited you and sav

No news. One Smile

Today is no special day and I have no particular reason for writing to you.... I have no news to tell you.... nor any problems to discuss with you.... or gossip to tell you... It's only one of those happy moments... when I thought of you... and I would like to share these thoughts with you... many smiles begin, because of another smile!

How NOT to treat your customers?

I read lot of books on businesses and the best practices in customer handling. I personally experienced how not to handle a customer. There is much more you can learn from a bad experience than from normal stories about customer satisfaction. Customers no longer wants to be just remain satisfied. Companies need to find ways to keep their customers in happy mood, because, every customer would find fault with companies only. Here goes the story. I stayed at Saville Hotel (2, Bond Street, Sydney) in during my official visit in the last week of September. I was not aware of my check-out time on the final day and I assumed my company had made the bookings until evening 5pm (My mistake). When I was at work, my company contacted me on that day at 1 pm saying the room is needed immediately and I have to vacate soon. I replied them that I can vacate as soon as the meeting gets over and told to inform the hotel that I would be vacating at 4pm. As I was busy with a meeting which ended at 4 pm, I

The Limits of Love

After the divorce, her teenage daughter became increasingly rebellious. It culminated late one night when the police called to tell her that she had to come to the police station to pick up her daughter, who was arrested for drunk driving. They didn't speak until the next afternoon. Mom broke the tension by giving her daughter a small gift-wrapped box. Her daughter nonchalantly opened it and found a small piece of a rock. She rolled her eyes and said, "Cute Mom, what's this for?" "Here's the card," Mom said. Her daughter took the card out of the envelope and read it. Tears started to trickle down her cheeks. She got up and gave her mom a big hug as the card fell to the floor. On the card were these words: "This rock is more than 200 million years old. That's how long it will take before I give up on you." --Author Unknown

40 Tips for a Joyful Living

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant. 2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to. 3.Try to get enough sleep. 4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, "My purpose is to____ today." 5. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy. 6. Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than you did in 2006. 7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives. 8. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6. 9. Dream more while you are awake. 10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants. 11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts. 12. Try to make at least three people smile each day. 13. Clear your clutter from your house, your car,

Creative Print Ads (PICS) - Part 2

A few weeks ago, here we published the 60 Most Creative Print Ads . Now, here are few more that stand out from the crowd. Notice the subtleness in the way they convey their messages. Brilliantly done by the creators. You can watch these images in a slide show as well. View Album Get your own

Cars owned by the Hollywood Celebrities (PICS)

World's Largest Burger (Pics)

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Cute Flower Girls (Pics)

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Are you smarter than a Pre-Schooler? Check here!

Which way is the bus below traveling? To the left or to the right ? Can't make up your mind? Look carefully at the picture again. ? Still don't know? Pre-schoolers all over  Australia were shown this picture asked the same question. 90% of the pre-schoolers gave the following answer.              "The bus is traveling to the RIGHT ."    When asked, "Why do you think the bus is traveling to the right ?" They answered: "Because you can't see the door to get on the bus." How do you feel now ???? I know, me too.  

Funny and Weird Laws that govern your Life

“Nobody notices when things go right” -Zimmerman’s Law of Complaints “Whatever women do, they must do it twice as well as men to be thought half as good” -Whitton’s Law “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” -Truman’s Second Law “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready, and it may be a long time before they get off” --Thoreau’s Third Law “No body should make love after forty, nor be in business after fifty” -Temple’s Law “Some men are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them” -Shakespeare’s Second Law “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof” -Sagan’s Standard “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far” - Roosevelt’s Law “No one can make you feel inferior withour your consent” -Roosevelt’s First Law “If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem” -Krishnamurti’s

1.3 Million Dollar Mobile Phone (PIC)

Till now I thought the Nokia Vertu, Moto SLVR and Goldvish were the only expensive phones, and now there is one more, its worth 1.3 million dollars. 1.3 million dollar for this phone??? Well the price is totally based on the looks of the phone. The phone, which is made by a Russian, has been embedded with diamonds on its left and right border. There are diamonds even on the keypad of the phone. There are total of 50 diamonds. Each one is a blue diamond of 0.5 - 2 carat. The phone is completely made from platinum with logo and button's made out of gold. The phone has been introduced in the market by the company " Ancort ". Phone Specifications:     * Network: GSM 900/1800     * Dimensions: 115§ç53§ç24 mm     * Processor: Motorola MX21 (266 MHz)     * OS: Windows CE     * Memory: 64 §®B (Flash)/64 §®B (RAM)     * Display: 2.2¡í 262K TFT screen     * Standby Time: 100 Hours     * Talk Time: 2 hours     * Music Player     * USB Encryption Specifications:     *

21 immutable laws of Grad schools and Engg Colleges

1). The lecturers dont teach.The students dont study.The only guy who benefits is the one who owns the 'canteen' or 'cafe' next to the college. 2).Rules are made to be broken. 3).Promises are made to be broken. 4).Deadlines are made to be extended...ALWAYS! 5).Guys always think the chicks in the college next lane are more beautiful. 5).The geeks are the most pampered lot during the internal exams. 6).The lab assistants are the most respected people(during the lab exams i.e) 7).The watchmen are the people most bribed. 8).The HOD (Head of the Department) is the person most respected(heights of sycophancy here). 9).The principal is the person most abused and insulted(behind the back i.e) 10).Dropping subjects is 'cool'.(arre yaar..drop the idea of dropping subjects plzz). 11).There is always a lecturer in the college who cant speak proper 'english'. 12).Night-out is the second most important tool to ace the exams. 13).All time u will be in deba