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The more I surf the net, the more I realize what a treasure chest it is. One just needs a good connection, preferably a cable connection because in India, no matter who the service provider is, TCP/IP connection is and I feel will remain insufficient to tap the full potential of Internet. There are so many softwares that can be downloaded, not all of them pirated or violating some law and put to good use. There are softwares like Open Office (to name only one) that are as good as, if not better than Microsoft Office, and they come free and can be freely downloaded from the net. Then there is the mother, or maybe father (I'm never sure of the gender with which to refer the softwares) of the free software movement and probably the most famous of them all, LINUX!! I've not had a chance to use it - yet, but as far as my knowledge goes, it's a terrific software and I'm just dying to get my hands on a copy. I could have arranged for a copy earlier also but then, I don't …
Today I saw the movie "The Net" staring Sandra Bullock [hope I got the spelling right!! if I didn't, plz don't mind Sandra ;-)] and a guy I don't know name of. Anyways, the stars are not important considering what I've got to say. Well, the movie was about how someone with malicious intentions can use the net and other resources to change out lives, which is increasingly becoming more and more dependant on the net. The population of India, yet, is not as dependent on the net as the people of the so-called "Developed countries" are. So, I guess we don't have much to worry about in the near future. But considering the speed with which we are going online for everything, wouldn't it be better if proper safety measures were put in place while the net is still in it's "Infancy" India?? I just hope that the people who have the power to make this happen, namely the politicians and the ministers - most of whom happen to be illiterate i…
I wonder if anybody bothers to read my logs, even though initially I had mailed the link to a few. I won't blame if anybody initially got hooked to my logs and then left it, because I rarely bother to update it. Actually the log has been just another of my fancy whims and fantasies that take over me from time to time. And what's more, when I do update it, mostly the stuff is stolen - received by me in mails or other such source. The poem that I had pasted is one good example that comes to my mind.

Anyways, now on to serious stuff. I hope not to steal anymore, except occasionally - like this time around. Recently, while searching for information on Dhirubhai Ambani, I stumbled upon a log named "Rumbling Ramblings", written by Gaurav Sabnis - a student of IIM Lucknow and a resident of Pune, I think, as far as I was able to make out from his logs. Though I've gone thru a few other logs (none of them was an accidental stumbling or a find like this one) but I take the …
A FOREVER FRIEND:

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.

When you're down,
and the world seems dark and empty,
Your forever friend lifts you up in spirit
and makes that dark and empty world
suddenly seem bright and full.

Your forever friend gets you through
the hard times, the sad times,
and the confused times.
If you turn and walk away,
your forever friend follows.
If you lose your way,
your forever friend guides you
and cheers you on.

Your forever friend holds your hand
and tells you that
everything is going to be okay.
And if you find such a friend,
you feel happy and complete,
because you need not worry.
You have a forever friend for life,
and forever has no end.

"A…
Her hair up in a pony tail,
her favorite dress tied with a bow
Today was Daddy's Day at school,
and she couldn't wait to go

But her mommy tried to tell her,
that she probably should stay home
Why the kids might not understand,
if she went to school alone

But she was not afraid;
she knew just what to say
What to tell her classmates,
on this Daddy's Day

But still her mother worried,
for her to face this day alone
And that was why once again,
she tried to keep her daughter home

But the little girl went to school,
eager to tell them all
About a dad she never sees,
a dad who never calls

There were daddies along the wall in back,
for everyone to meet
Children squirming impatiently,
anxious in their seats

One by one the teacher called,
a student from the class
To introduce their daddy,
as seconds slowly passed
At last the teacher called her name,
every child turned to stare
Each of them were searching,
for a man who wasn't there

"Where's her daddy at?"
she heard…
FIVE GREAT LESSONS



1 - Most Important Lesson

During my second month of nursing school, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"
Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended; one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade.

"Absolutely," said the professor. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say ‘hello’."
I've never forgotten that lesson. I've also never forgotten her name was Dorothy.

2 - Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain

One night, at 11:30 PM, an older African American woman was …
Too many times we forget what we have and concentrate on what we don't have. What is one person's worthless object is another's prize possession. It is all based on one's perspective. Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for all the bounty we have, instead of worrying about wanting more.

Take joy in all you have, especially your family and friends. They are our treasures!
here is my first serious posting.

i've thought a lot about god. people say that my thoughts are more akin to that of an athiest. may be so. i don't pray, i don't bow before i leave home (as mom keeps telling me to) and i avoid going to temples. in hindus (that's what i am) i find that the gods need a lot of pampering. they get angry if u don't pray to them, they reward u if u pray a lot, they need gifts to keep them happy and in short, need to be treated like someone special. at our homes, if someone young behaves this way, we call him / her spoilt. then why do we over look this with gods ? some of the hindu gods have all the faults that an ordinary mortal might have, and still we're made to bow before them. why ?

Shouldn't a god be above all these faults ? In my opinion, god should be someone who is above all the faults that we humans have. he should be willing to forgive our biggest sins instead of getting angry. true in some cases punishment is necessary…
I just watched a Movie called "Ansh". It was just an average movie but then again, i think the makers of this movie wanted to pass on a message...that we should learn to tand against curruption and bad politics. And i think that given the today's scenario, it's necessary too ! so, chears for the makers, if, at all, they had this purpose behind making the movie.
hi !

i had started this log because i wanted to express myself. in my opinion there are many things that we want to say or discuss but we sheldom do. i don't know about others, but i, for one, felt a need for such place and here it is.

i recently saw a few movies which made me think. one was a hindi movie named "Na Tum Jano Na Hum". one of the biggest bores i've come across. after watching the movie, i wondered what made the producers and the director make such a piece of junk. the only reason that i could think of was that perhaps, at some level, they wanted to pass a message to todays youngsters that love should not be just physical - based on looks. it should be based on mutual understanding where each is free o express him / her without feeling ackword. there should be complete understanding between the two. and people shpuldmarry only if this lvel of understanding is reached.

will express myself about other movies in my next log.
These days i'm not getting any spare time - hence no new posts. but i'll definitely make new postings soon.

gagan
Hi there.
I've made this page as a place for myself and all of us to share information, views and whatever else you might feel like to share. More often than not, we find ourslves longing or need to express ourselves, to show our emotions or just let ourselves go on a wild tour, but we can't. Here, We CAN!!

Feel free to say whatever you feel like, even if it's plain rubbish. Who knows, someday it might turn out to be useful for someone else !! But don't forget, the basic idea of creating this page is to exchange information freely.

Gagan.