Archive for November, 2007

Satya vachan

Posted: November 30, 2007 in Random

“Never argue with idiots. First they bring you to their level and then beat you with their experience.”

Hats off to the Guru.

Idle musing..

Posted: November 18, 2007 in Random

As I sit here all by myself, there is an increasing sense of living the question – am I alive, or am I just living?

Gibran

Posted: November 18, 2007 in Gyaan

The first time I heard it, I was bowled over. The same way I was, when I read Kipling’s “If” in the school anthology (damn the English teacher who borrowed the anthology and never returned it – a habit I hate with people) and Abe Lincoln’s letter to his son’s teacher published in Young World. I still have both the hardcopies in my personal diary I started as a 9th grader.

Few years down the line, something on similar lines struck me as spectaclar – the lines mouthed by my then roomie. Years later (now) I recollected some of it but could not track it in full. So I had to ask my roomie again and she was sweet enough to send me the whole para. Thanks sparrow. You do not even know that you are figuring here – but I will acknowledge your contribution nevertheless 🙂

On Children – Kahlil Gibran
“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.Let our bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness; For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.”

Hope I will remember this at the right moment – whenever it comes.

Looks like I am not the only one with MPD. Joining in my august ranks is President Musharraf who just replaced General Musharraf as the leader of Pakistan.

Meantime, had one more fit after seeing Matt Damon as the sexiest man alive- overtaking George Clooney!!! Yeah and pigs could fly.

Met the Yale Professor whose motivation theories every MBA worth his(her) salt crams to impress – Victor Vroom – yeah the VIE theory dude. Knows his stuff and knows well enought to show it off. These guys live from marketing their names as brands. En salute’

Got gifted a book called “Elements of Style” from a well-wisher and a very senior colleague – he says I write loooong sentences and need to follow these rules..And I had the cheek to correct one of sentences and point him to the same book..chuckle..:)).

Have gotten into two different battles as of now – one fiscal and one related to fundamental preveliges. Chances are slim in both but I will be damned if I give up without trying.