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I've learned. . . .

I've learned. . . .

* . . .that the best classroom in the world, is at the feet of an elderly person.
* . . .that when you're in love, it shows.
* . . .that just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!' makes my day.
* . . .that having a child fall asleep in your arms, is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
* . . .that being kind, is more important than being right.
* . . .that you should never say 'No' to a gift from a child.
* . . .that I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him/her, in some other way.
* . . .that no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
* . . .that sometimes, all that a person needs, is a hand to hold & a heart to understand.
* . . .that simple walks with Dad around the colony on summer nights, when I was a child, did wonders for me as an adult.
* . . .that we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.
* . . .that mo…

Why should you "like" your own posts on Facebook?

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Why should you "like" your own posts on Facebook?...

If you’ve been using Facebook for a while you’ve probably noticed that many people (including me), “Like” their own posts just as soon as they post them.
While this could be viewed as a form of "vanity", (I mean really, is it cool to “Like” your own posts?), in most cases it isn’t vanity at work at all.
Facebook has made numerous changes to their user interface of late & one of the most reviled changes of them all, were changes to the news feed & the introduction of the "Ticker".
Now, instead of seeing all of your friends’ posts, you only see a selected few (selected by Facebook of course), showing up in your news feed. Under the new “Edge Rank” system, friends that don’t “Like” & comment on your posts, usually stop seeing them altogether before too long.
In order to compensate for not showing your posts in some of your friends’ news feeds, Facebook added the "ticker" – a box in the r…

"The Power of Money"

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This is not only extremely interesting, but so down to earth & a must read for many of us...

"The Power of Money" - by Adam Khoo - Singapore's youngest millionaire at 26 years.

"Some of you may already know that I travel around the region pretty frequently, having to visit & conduct seminars at my offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand & Suzhou (China ). I am in the airport almost every other week, so I get to bump into many people who have attended my seminars or have read my books.
Recently, someone came up to me on a plane to KL & looked rather shocked. He asked, 'How come a millionaire like you is traveling economy?' My reply was, 'That's why I am a millionaire. ' He still looked pretty confused.
This again confirms that greatest lie ever told about wealth (which I wrote about in my latest book, 'Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires'). Many people have been brainwashed to think that millionaires have to wear Gucci, Hugo B…

"Mādarē Vatan, Bhārat Ki Jai"

No "politics" in this at all, but what you will read is very interesting...

• The slogan, "Mādarē Vatan, Bhārat Ki Jai", was given in 1857, by Azeem Ullah Khan.
• The slogan, "Jai Hind", was given by Abid Hassan 'Safrani'.
• The slogan, "Inquilāb Zindābād", was given by Hasrat Mohani.
• The slogan "Bhārat Chhoro'' (Quit India), was given by Yusuf Meher Ali, who incidentally, also coined the famous slogan, ''Simon go back''.
• "Tarana-e-Hindi" - 'Sārē Jahāñ sē achhā, Hindostāñ hamārā', was written by Allama Iqbal.
• Surayya Tayyabji made the remarkable & incredible contribution that gave us our flag, the Tri-Colour as we know it today.


Incidentally, not one of the above luminaries, was a proponent of Hindutva, neither were any of them, members of the RSS, VHP, or the BHP (which did not even exist then).

The above is a collection from Ali Nadeem Rezavi, Professor & Chairman, Department of His…

That's exactly what friends are for...

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That's exactly what friends are for...
(A nice thoughtful piece, by a well meaning soul...)

I never sat on a sofa with my father after my marriage; he had already left me, but I have edited & forward the following story, since it is almost mine:
"Many years ago, after I got married, I was sitting on a couch on a hot, humid day, sipping frozen juice during a visit to my father. As I talked about adult life, marriage, responsibilities & obligations, my father thoughtfully stirred the ice cubes in his glass & cast a clear, sober look at me. "Never forget your friends," he advised, "they will become more important as you get older. Regardless of how much you love your family & the children you happen to have, you will always need friends. Remember to go out with them occasionally, do activities with them, call them ..."
"What strange advice!" I thought. "I just entered the married world, I am an adult & surely my wife & …

The Old Dog

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Absolutely brilliant.....this will delight you...

(Thanks to my friend, C A Shivanand Gaitonde, for sharing it...)

A German Shepherd starts chasing rabbits & before long, discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a panther heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch. The old German Shepherd thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in deep shit now!" Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the panther is about to leap, the old German Shepherd exclaims loudly, "Boy, that was one delicious panther! I wonder if there are any more around here?" Hearing this, the young panther halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him & slinks away into the trees. "Whew!" says the panther, "That was close! That old German Shepherd nearly had me!" Meanwhile, a squirrel who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby…

The Black Telephone.......

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The Black Telephone.......

"When I was a young boy, my father had one of the first telephones in our neighborhood. I remember the polished, old case fastened to the Wall. The shiny receiver hung on the side of the box. I was too little to reach the telephone, but used to listen with fascination when my mother talked to it. Then I discovered that somewhere inside the wonderful device lived an amazing person. Her name was "Information Please" & there was nothing she did not know. "Information Please" could supply anyone's number & the correct time. My personal experience with the genie-in-a-bottle came one day, while my mother was visiting a neighbour. Amusing myself at the tool bench in the basement, I whacked my finger with a hammer; the pain was terrible, but there seemed no point in crying because there was no one home to give sympathy. I walked around the house sucking my throbbing finger, finally arriving at the stairway. The telephone! Quickly,…