Friday, January 9, 2009

For Friendship

Each year he sent her roses,
and the note would always say,
I love you even more this year,
than last year on this day.
My love for you will always grow,
with every passing year."

She knew this was the last time
that the roses would appear.
She thought, he ordered roses
in advance before this day.
Her loving husband did not know,
that he would pass away.

He always liked to do things early,
way before the time.
Then, if he got too busy,
everything would work out fine.

She trimmed the stems and
placed them in a very special vase.
Then, sat the vase beside
the portrait of his smiling face.

She would sit for hours,
In her husband's favorite chair.
While staring at his picture,
and the roses sitting there.

A year went by, and it was
to live without her mate.
With loneliness and solitude,
that had become her fate.

Then, the very hour,
The doorbell rang, and there
were roses sitting by her door.

She brought the roses in,
and then just looked at them in shock.
Then, went to get the telephone,
to call the florist shop.

The owner answered, and she asked him,
if he would explain, Why would someone would
do this to her, causing her such pain?

"I know your husband passed away,
more than a year ago,"
The owner said,
"I knew you'd call, and you would want to know.
The flowers you received today,
were paid for in advance.
Your husband always planned ahead,
he left nothing to chance.
There is a standing order,
that I have on file down here,
And he has paid, well in advance,
you'll get them every year.

There also is another thing,
that I think you should know,
He wrote a special little card...he did this years ago.
Then, should ever I find out that he's no longer here, that's the card that should be sent to you
the following year."

She thanked him and hung up the phone, her tears now flowing hard.
Her fingers shaking,
as she slowly reached to get the card.

Inside the card, she saw that he had written her a note.
Then, as she stared in total silence,
this is what he wrote...

"Hello my love, I know it's been a year
since I've been gone.
I hope it hasn't been too hard for you to overcome.
I know it must be lonely,
and the pain is very real.

Or if it was the other way,
I know how I would feel.
The love we shared made everything
so beautiful in life.
I loved you more than words can say,
you were the perfect wife.
You were my friend and lover,
you fulfilled my every need.
I know it's only been a year,
but please try not to grieve.

I want you to be happy,
even when you shed your tears.
That is why the roses will be sent to you for years.
When you get these roses,
think of all the happiness that we had together,
and how both of us were blessed.
I have always loved you and
I know I always will.
But, my love, you must go on,
you have some living still.

Please...try to find happiness,
while living out your days.
I know it is not easy,
but I hope you find some ways.

The roses will come every year,
and they will only stop,
When your door's not answered,
when the florist stops to knock.
He will come five times that day,
in case you have gone out.
But after his last visit,
he will know without a doubt!
To take the roses to the place,
where I've instructed him
and place the roses where we are,
together once again.

Sometimes in life, you find a special friend;
Someone who changes your life
just by being part of it.
Someone who makes you laugh
until you can't stop;
Someone who makes you believe
that there really is good in the world.
Someone who convinces you
that there really is an unlocked door
just waiting for you to open it.

This is Forever Friendship.

Controversy about Taj Mahal


Check out the link below AFTER reading thins......

Real History of "Taj Mahal"

"The Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal

built the Taj Mahal. It was built in 22 years (1631 to 1653) by 20,000

artisans brought to India from all over the world! . Many people

believe Ustad Isa of Iran designed it." This is what your guide
told you if

you ever visited the Taj Mahal. This is the same story I read in my

history book as a student.


No one has ever challenged it except Prof. P. N. Oak, who believes the

whole world has been duped. In his book Taj Mahal: The True Story, Oak

says the Taj Mahal is not Queen Mumtaz's tomb but an ancient Hindu

palace of Lord Shiva (then known as Tejo Mahalay! a). In the course of

his research Oak discovered that the Shiva temple palace was usurped

Shah Jahan from then Maharaja of Jaipur, Jai Singh. In his own court

Badshahnama, Shah Jahan admits that an exceptionally beautiful grand

mansion in Agra was taken from Jai SIngh for Mumtaz's burial. The
ex-Maharaja of

Jaipur still retains in his secret collection two orders from Shah
Jahan for

surrendering the Taj building. Using captured temples and mansions, as

a burial place ! for dead courtiers and royalty was a common practice


For example, Humayun,Akbar, Etmud-ud-Daula and Safdarjung are all

buried in such mansions. Oak's inquiries began with the name of Taj

Mahal. He says the term "Mahal" has never been used for a building in

countries from Afghanisthan to Algeria. "The unusual explanation that

the term Taj Mahal de! rives from Mumtaz Mahal was illogical in atleast

Firstly, her name was never Mumtaz Mahal but Mumtaz-ul-Zamani," he

writes. Secondly, one cannot omit the first three letters 'Mum' from a

woman's name to derive the remainder as the name for the

he claims, is a corrupt version of Tejo Mahalaya, or Lord Shiva's

Oak also says the love story of Mumtaz and Shah Jahan is a fairy tale

created by court sycophants, blundering historians and sloppy

Not a single royal chronicle of Shah Jahan's time corroborates the

story. Furthermore, Oak cites several documents suggesting the Taj

predates Shah Jahan's era, and was a temple dedicated to Shiva,

worshipped by Rajputs of Agra city. For example, Prof. Marvin Miller
of New

took a few samples from the riverside doorway of the Taj. Carbon

revealed that the door was 300 years older than Shah Jahan. European

traveler Johan Albert Mandelslo,who visited Agra in 1638 (only seven

after Mumtaz's death), describes the life of the city in his memoirs.
But he

makes no reference to the Taj Mahal being built. The writings of

an English visitor to Agra within a year of Mumtaz's death, also

suggest the Taj was a noteworthy building well before Shah Jahan's

Prof. Oak points out a number of design and architectural

inconsistencies that support the belief of the Taj Mahal being a

typical Hindu temple rather than a mausoleum.Many rooms in the Taj !
have remained

sealed since Shah Jahan's time and are still inaccessible to the
public. Oak

asserts they contain a headless statue of Lord Shiva and other objects

commonly used for worship rituals in Hindu temples. Fearing political

Indira Gandhi's government tried to have Prof. Oak's book withdrawn
from the

bookstores, and threatened the Indian publisher of the first edition

dire consequences. There is only one way to discredit or validate

Oak's research.

The current government should open the sealed rooms of the Taj Mahal

under U.N. supervision, and let international experts investigate.

Do circulate this to all you know and let them know about this


This link adds as a visual proof to what is described


.............n don't forget to circulate it.........

Best Positions in bed!!!

Nokia Double Offer...Superb!!!

Nokia celebrates its success in India, Dont miss this oppurtunity!

Available in all nokia dealers from today!!

Please inform if any of Ur friends want it.........

Windows 'Rayamanikyam'Edition!

49-o Indian Constitution

Did you know that there is a system in our constitution, as per the 1969
act, in section "49-O" that a person can go to the polling booth,
confirm his identity, get his finger marked and convey the presiding
election officer that he doesn't want to vote anyone !!!!

Yes, such a feature is available, but obviously these seemingly
notorious leaders have never disclosed it. This is called "49-O".

Why should you go and say "I VOTE NOBODY"... because, in a ward, if a
candidate wins, say by 123 votes, and that particular ward has received
"49-O" votes more than 123, then that polling will be cancelled and
will have to be re-polled. Not only that, but the candidature of the
contestants will be removed and they cannot contest the re-polling,
since people had already expressed their decision on them.

This would bring fear into parties and hence look for genuine
candidates for their parties for election. This would change the way,
of our whole political system... it is seemingly surprising why, and
election commission has not revealed such a feature to the public....
please spread this news to as many as you know... Seems to be a
wonderful weapon against corrupt parties in India... show your power,
expressing your desire not to vote anybody, is even more powerful than
voting... so don't miss your chance. So either vote, or vote not to
vote (vote 49-O) and pass this info on... "Please forward this mail to
as many as possible, so that we, the people of India, can really use
this power to save our nation"

4 wives!

Once upon a time ...

There was a rich King who had 4 wives.

He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to the finest of delicacies. He gave her nothing but the best.

He also loved the 3rd wife very much and was always showing her off to neighboring kingdoms. However, he feared that one day
she would leave him for another.

He also loved his 2nd wife. She was his confidante and was always kind, considerate and patient with him. Whenever the King faced a problem, he could confide in her to help him get through the difficult times.

The King's 1st wife was a very loyal partner and had made great contributions in maintaining his wealth and kingdom. However, he did not love the first wife and although she loved him deeply, he hardly took notice of her.

One day, the King fell ill and he knew his time was short.

He thought of his luxurious life and pondered, "I now have 4 wives with me, but when I die, I'll be all alone.

Thus, he asked the 4th wife, "I have loved you the most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?"

"No way!" replied the 4th wife and she walked away without another word.

Her answer cut like a sharp knife right into his heart.

The sad King then asked the 3rd wife, "I have loved you all my life. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?"

"No!" replied the 3rd wife. "Life is too good!
When you die, I'm going to remarry!"

His heart sank and turned cold.

He then asked the 2nd wife, "I have always turned to you for help and you've always been there for me. When I die, will you follow me
and keep me company?"

"I'm sorry, I can't help you out this time!" replied the 2nd wife. "At the very most, I can only send you to your grave."

Her answer came like a bolt of thunder and the King was devastated.

Then a voice called out:

"I'll leave with you and follow you no matter where you go." The King looked up and there was his first wife. She was so skinny,
she suffered from malnutrition.

Greatly grieved, the King said, "I should have taken much better care of you when I had the chance!"

In Truth, we all have 4 wives in our lives ...

Our 4th wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good, it'll leave us when we die.

Our 3rd wife is our possessions, status and wealth.
When we die, it will all go to others.

Our 2nd wife is our friends. No matter how much they have been there for us, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.


And our 1st wife is our Parents ,

often neglected in pursuit of wealth, power and pleasures of the ego.
However, our Parents are the only thing that will follow us and guide wherever we go.

So Love them at ur best ..... They need and Love you most !!!
You are their greatest gift

Nail in the fence!

Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence.
(Most importantly the last sentence)
There once was a little boy who had a bad
temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails
and told him that every time he lost his
temper, he must hammer a nail into the back
of the fence. The first day the boy had
driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next
few weeks, as he learned to control his
anger, the number of nails hammered daily
gradually dwindled down. He discovered
it was easier to hold his temper than to
drive those nails into the fence.
Finally the day came when the boy didn't
lose his temper at all. He told his father
about it and the father suggested that the
boy now pull out one nail for each day that
he was able to hold his temper.
The days passed and the young boy was finally
able to tell his father that all the nails
were gone. The father took his son by the
hand and led him to the fence. He said, "You
have done well, my son, but look at the
holes in the fence. The fence will never be
the same. When you say things in anger,
they leave a scar just like this one. You
can put a knife in a man and draw it out.
It won't matter how many times you say I'm
sorry, the wound is still there. " A verbal
wound is as bad as a physical one.
Friends are very rare jewels, indeed. They
make you smile and encourage you to succeed.
They lend an ear, they share words of praise
and they always want to open their hearts to us."
It's National Friendship Week. Show your
friends how much you care. Send this to
everyone you consider a FRIEND, even if
it means sending it back to the person who
sent it to you. If it comes back to you,
then you'll know you have a circle of friends.
Now send this to every friend you have!! And to
your family.
Please forgive me if I have ever left a hole

Do not re-use mineral water bottles

Switzerland in Winter

Camel Cartoon

An interesting Conversation with God! (APJ Abdul Kalaam)

An Interesting Conversation -- Must Read

An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem
science has with God, The Almighty. He asks one of his new students to
stand and.....

Prof : So you believe in God?
Student: Absolutely, sir.

Prof: Is God good?
Student: Sure.

Prof: Is God all-powerful?
Student: Yes.

Prof: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him.
Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn't. How is
this God good then? Hmm?
Student is silent.

Prof: You can't answer, can you?
Let's start again, young fellow. Is God good?
Student: Yes.

Prof: Is Satan good?
Student: No.

Prof: Where does Satan come from?
Student: From...God...

Prof: That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Student: Yes.

Prof: Evil is everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything. Correct?
Student: Yes.

Prof: So who created evil?
Student does not answer.

Prof: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible
things exist in the world, don't they?
Student: Yes, sir.

Prof: So, who created them?
Student has no answer.

Prof: Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the
world around you. Tell me, son...Have you ever seen God?
Student: No, sir.

Prof: Tell us if you have ever heard your God?
Student: No, sir.

Prof: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have
you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?
Student: No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.

Prof: Yet you still believe in Him?
Student: Yes.

Prof: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says
your GOD doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?
Student: Nothing. I only have my faith.

Prof: Yes Faith. And that is the problem science has.

Now the student said can I ask something to you Professor.

Student: Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
Prof: Yes.

Student : And is there such a thing as cold?
Prof: Yes.

Student: No sir. There isn't.

(The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events.)

Student: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega
heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don't have anything
called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we
can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is
only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold.
Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of

(There is pin-drop silence in the lecture theatre.)

Student: What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?

Prof: Yes. What is night if there isn't darkness?

Student: You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something.
You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light... But
if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and its called darkness,
isn't it? In reality, darkness isn't. If it were you would be able to make
darkness darker, wouldn't you?
Prof: So what is the point you are making, young man?

Student: Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.
Prof: Flawed? Can you explain how?

Student: Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is
life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the
concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science
can't even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has
never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the
opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a
substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of
it. Now tell me, Professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved
from a monkey?

Prof: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of
course, I do.

Student: Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?

(The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the
argument is going.)

Student: Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work
and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you
not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?

(The class is in uproar.)

Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor's

(The class breaks out into laughter.)

Student: Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's brain,
felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according
to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol,
science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do
we then trust your lectures, sir?

(The room is silent. The professor stares at the student, his face

Prof: I guess you'll have to take them on faith, son.
Student: That is it sir... The link between man & god is FAITH. That is all
that keeps things moving & alive. .


This is a true story, and the student was none other than

DR. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam , President of India

Beware of these organizations in India

Looking at the rising complaints against ICICI Bank, Citibank, and Standard Chartered Bank, we request consumers to properly read their documents and keep a record when dealing with these banks, especially regarding credit card and housing loan. These three banks are biggest defaulters and do not resolve consumer problems easily. Be aware of their terms in writing. Keep a perfect record of all correspondence with them. If they do not agree to written communication, immediately stop their services.


Nokia assures that their handset is covered under insurance. They even provide a certificate of insurance. But the condition is that if the handset is lost/stolen, you have to lodge an FIR to seek claims. The catch here is that the police station does not lodge FIR for loss of handsets, they only register NC. So you will never get insurance claims on basis of NC.
Nokia is selling some of its degraded products that have software problems. If you come across such problem in a new set, do not waste your time in running around service centres as it is not going to help much, ask for a replacement with a new set.


Their confirmed bookings are highly unreliable and of no guarantee that u will be allowed to fly. The booked tickets get cancelled without intimation to consumer only to be known by him when he goes to the airport to catch his flight.


They advertise that if you take their membership, a plot of land will be given free of cost near Golden Spa at Coconut Grove. Please note Golden Spa is 35 Kns from Bangalore and the said plot of land is over 100 Kms from Bangalore. Based on false promises and with arrangement with Citibank and ICICI Bank, this team cheats the consumers of his money by asking payments through credit card.


If you receive unwanted advertisement / telemarketing call from any company or recovery agents. Ask their telephone number and report to the police. File a police complaint against the Chairman of the company.


Their promises to get you a broadband connection within a week is not to be relied upon. Once your money is stuck (about Rs. 2000), it takes lot of pains to recover it back.


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CREDIT CARDS: SBI credit card, Citibank, Standard Chartered
CELLPHONE SERVICES: Tata Indicom Broadband,Hutch,BPL mobile
HOME APPLIANCES: Videocon, Godrej,
INSURANCE: National Insurance Co., New India Assurance
TIMESHARE: Royal Goan Beach Club (Goa), Happy Home Constructions (Bangalore), Country Club India Ltd. (Bangalore)
TRANSPORTERS: Sky Packers and Movers (Mumbai), Packways Pvt. Ltd.(Mumbai), Sai Packers and Movers (Mumbai)


We have received many complaints from consumers that they are being harassed in the consumer courts when they go there to submit consumer complaint and attend hearings. They are not being served properly by the clerks, and the judges keep on giving hearing dates without arriving to judgment. These acts are contrary to the purpose of setting up of consumer courts that were basically meant to help the consumers. Please inform us if you have experienced or witnessed harassment or corruption. Inform us the exact time, date, and location of the incident in writing through duly signed letter. Your details will not be disclosed on this website, but you should be ready to co-operate when action against these people is initiated by nabbing them through proper channel.

For further clarifications you may contact:

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Narayana Murthy's (Infosys) views on staying late in the office

> >
> >
> > It's half past 8 in the office
> > but the lights are still on...
> > PCs still running,
> > coffee machines still buzzing...
> > and who's at work?
> > Most of them??? Take a closer look...
> > All or most specimens are 20-something male species of the human
> > Look closer... again all or most of them are bachelors...
> > and why are they sitting late? Working hard? No way!!!
> > Any guesses???
> > Let's ask one of them...
> > Here's what he says... "What's there 2 do after going home... here we
> > to surf, AC, phone, food, coffee.. that's is why I am working late...
> >
> >
> > importantly no bossssssss!!!!!!!!!!!
> > This is the scene in most research centers and software companies and
> > other off-shore offices.
> > Bachelors "time-passing" during late hours in the office just bcoz
> > say they've nothing else to do...
> > Now what r the consequences... read on...
> > "Working"(for the record only) late hours soon becomes part of the
> > institute or company culture.
> > With bosses more than eager to provide support to those "working" late
> > the form of taxi vouchers, food vouchers and of course good
> > he's a hard worker... goes home only to change..!!).They aren't
> > things too... To hell with bosses who don't understand the difference
> > between "sitting" late and "working" late!!!
> >
> >
> > Very soon, the boss start expecting all employees to put in extra
> > hours.
> > So, My dear Bachelors let me tell you, life changes when u get married
> and
> > start having a family... office is no longer a priority, family is...
> > that's when the problem starts... becoz u start having commitments at
> home
> > too.
> >
> >
> > For your boss, the earlier "hardworking" guy suddenly seems to become
> > "early leaver" even if u leave an hour after regulartime... after
> > the same amount of work.
> >
> >
> > People leaving on time after doing their tasks for the day are labeled
> > work-shirkers...
> > Girls who thankfully always (its changing nowadays... though) leave on
> > time are labeled as "not up to it". All the while, the bachelors pat
> their
> > own backs and carry on "working" not realizing that they r spoiling
> > work culture at their own place and never realize that they wuld have
> > regret at one point of time.
> >
> >
> > *So what's the moral of the story?? *
> > * Very clear, LEAVE ON TIME!!!
> > * Never put in extra time " *unless really needed *"
> > * Don't stay back un-necessarily and spoil your company work culture
> which
> > will in turn cause inconvenience to you and your colleagues. There are
> > hundred other things to do in the evening..
> >
> >
> > Learn music...
> > Learn a foreign language...
> > try a sport... TT, cricket.........
> > importantly Get a girl friend or gal friend, take him/her around
> > * And for heaven's sake net cafe rates have dropped to an all-time low
> > (plus, no fire-walls) and try cooking for a change.
> >
> >
> > Take a tip from the Smirnoff ad: *"Life's calling, where are you??"*
> > Please pass on this message to all those colleagues
> > And please do it before leaving time, don't stay back till midnight to
> > forward this!!!
> >

Stress Management Part 1

Personal Mastery ( Good one)

1. Sleep less. This is one of the best investments you can make to make
life more productive and rewarding. Most people do not need more than 6
hours to maintain an excellent state of health. Try getting up one hour
earlier for 21 days and it will develop into a powerful habit. Remember, it
is the quality not the quantity of sleep that is important. And just
having an extra 30 hours a month to spend on the things that are important
to you.

2. Set aside one hour every morning for personal development matters.
Meditate, visualize your day, read inspirational texts to set the tone of
your day, listen to motivational tapes or read great literature. Take this
quiet period to vitalize and energize your spirit for the productive day
ahead. Watch the sun rise once a week or be with nature. Starting the day
off well is a powerful strategy for self-renewal and personal

3. Do not allow those things that matter the most in your life be at the
mercy of activities that matter the least. Every day, take the time to ask
yourself the question "is this the best use of my time and energy?" Time
management is life management so guard your time with great care.

4. Use the rubber band method to condition your mind to focus solely on the
most positive elements in your life. Place a rubber band around your wrist.
Each time a negative, energy sapping thought enters your mind, snap the
rubber band. Through the power of conditioning, your mind will associate
pain with negative thinking and you will soon possess a strongly positive

5. Always answer the phone with enthusiasm in your voice and show your
appreciation for the caller. Good phone manners are essential. To convey
authority on the line, stand up. This will instill further confidence in
your voice.

6. Throughout the day we all get inspiration and excellent ideas. Keep a
of cards (the size of business cards; available at most stationary stores)
in your wallet along with a pencil to jot down these insights. When you get
home, put the ideas in a central place such as a coil notepad and review
them from time to time. As noted by Oliver Wendell Holmes: "Man's mind,
stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions."

7. Set aside every Sunday evening for yourself and be strongly disciplined
with this habit. Use this period to plan your week, visualize your
encounters and what you want to achieve, to read new materials and
inspirational books, to listen to soft soothing music and to simply relax.
This habit will serve as your anchor to keep you focused, motivated and
effective throughout the coming week.

8. Always remember the key principle that the quality of your life is the
quality of your communication. This means the way you communicate with
others and, more importantly, the way you communicate with yourself. What
you focus on is what you get. If you look for the positive this is what you
get. This is a fundamental law of Nature.

9. Stay on purpose, not on outcome. In other words, do the task because it
is what you love to do or because it will help someone or is a valuable
exercise. Don't do it for the money or the recognition. Those will come
naturally. This is the way of the world.

10. Laugh for five minutes in the mirror each morning. Steve Martin does.
Laughter activates many beneficial chemicals within the body that place us
into a very joyous state. Laughter also returns the body to a state of
balance. Laughter therapy has been regularly used to heal persons with
varied ailments and is a wonderful tonic for life's ills. While the average
4 year old laughs 500 times a day, the average adult is lucky to laugh 15
times a day. Revitalize the habit of laughter, it will put far more living
into your life.

11. Light a candle beside you when you are reading in the evening. It is
most relaxing and creates a wonderful, soothing atmosphere. Make your home
an oasis from the frenzied world outside. Fill it with great music, great
books and great friends.

12. To enhance your concentration and powers of focus, count your steps
you walk. This is a particularly strong technique. Take six steps while
taking a long inhale, hold your breath for another six steps, and then
exhale for six steps. If six steps is too long for the breaths, do whatever
you feel comfortable with. You will feel very alert, refreshed, internally
quiet and centered after this exercise. So many people allow their minds to
be filled with mental chatter. All peak performers appreciate the power of
quiet, clear mind which will concentrate steadily on all important tasks.

13. Learn to meditate effectively. The mind is naturally a very noisy
machine which wants to move from one subject to another like an unchained
monkey. One must learn to restrain and discipline it if one is to achieve
anything of substance and to be peaceful. Meditation for twenty minutes in
the morning and twenty minutes in the evening will certainly provide you
with exceptional results if regularly practiced for six months. Learned
sages of the East have been advancing the many benefits of meditation for
over 5000 years.

14. Learn to be still. The average person doesn't spend even 30 minutes a
month in total silence and tranquility. Develop the skill of sitting
quietly, enjoying the powerful silence for at least ten minutes a day.
Simply think about what is important to you in your life.

o Here is a list of books that is good to know abt life.

Stephen R Covey The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Stephen R Covey First Things First ( on time management)
M. Scott Peck The road less travelled.
Harold Kushner When bad things happen to good people.
Swami Sathyananda Sarswati of Bihar School of Yoga on Asana
Swami Sukhabodhananda Oh Life Relax Please
Swami Sukhabodhananda Oh Mind Relax Please
Zig Zilar See you at the Top.
Dr. Francis Xavier Powerful Techniques to Manage Stress.
Spencer Johnson Who Moved my Cheese.
Wayne Dyer Wisdom of the Ages and other books by him
Deepak Chopra 7 Sriritual laws of success and other books by him.
Anthony D" Mello Song of the Bird, Prayer of the Frog.
Victor Fra nkl Mans Search for Meaning.
John Gray Men are from Mars Women are from Venus.
Nagarathna and Nagendra Yoga for Back Pain
Naman My book of prayers.

Are Kerala Ministers Qualified enough to Rule us?

All the information from the official website of Kerala Government ( Any one who is doubtful may have a look.

Kerala 's Gov in safe hands!!!!!

MA Baby - degree fail
Completed B.A degree course in Political Science. Was arrested under DIR during the Emergency and thus could not sit for the final examinations. How can that be a fail ????

Member in the Preparatory Committee of World Federation of Democratic Youth in the year 1978
Active Participant in the formation of Cuban Solidarity Movement
Represented India in the General Assembly of United Nations in the year 1997

PJ Joseph - degree pass

Ofcource he is degree pass. But also note that he completed his post graduation too. M A English literature.

KP Rajendran - 10th class and Gusthi

Dont know where did you get this info from ??? He is B.A., LLB;

Premachandran - 10 class

Another Big Big Blunter and humiliting such a great achiever. He is the First rank holder of LL.B. examination in Kerala University, 1985

AK Balan - 10th fail

Another fake info. He is actually B.A. LLB. And the ministers Binoy Vishwam and M Vijayakuar also has the same qualification.

S Sharma - 10th fail

I am sorry. SSLC pass + ITI :(

Kareem - 10th fail

Sorry, he has completed his Pre Degree

Paloli - 5th class and drill

Unfortunately this is true.

Kodiyeri - 8th class and gundayisam

Sorry,, he is a BA graduate ..:)

Achumama - 4th class and udayippu

Even though this is false there is no much hope. "VS had to give up his studies after finishing VII standard"

And the left out ones..

C Divakaran - B.A., B.Ed.

Mathew t Thomas - Graduate, completed Post Graduate Course(Didnt take the exams);

G sudhaakaran - M.A., LLB.

Sreemathy teacher - Pre-degree

And the biggest of all these (Soukaryapoorvam marannu kalanjathu aayirikkanam :))

T M Thomas Issac Ph.D. in Economics, JNU

A professional economist

Was Professor at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram;

Was the member of the State Planning Board from 1996 to 2001

And author of many books in economics.