Sunday, October 16, 2011

Kerala Karela Kerala!

Being really poor

One day, a rich dad took his son on a trip. He wanted to show the boy how poor someone can be. They spent time on the farm of a poor family. On the way home, dad asked, "Did you see how poor they are? What did you learn?".

Son replied, "We have one dog, they have four, we have pool, they have a river, we have lanterns at night, they have somay stars, we buy food, they grow theirs, we have walls to protect us, they have friends all around, we have encyclopedias, they have the Bible." and then the boy concluded, "Thanks dad for showing me how poor we are."

MORAL: It's not about money that make us rich, it's about simplicity and having God in our lives.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Famous Reflections on the Bhagavad Gita

Albert Einstein: When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous.

Mahatma Gandhi: When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day.

Henry David Thoreau: In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad-gita, in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial.

Dr. Albert Schweitzer: The Bhagavad-Gita has a profound influence on the spirit of mankind by its devotion to God which is manifested by actions.

Sri Aurobindo: The Bhagavad-Gita is a true scripture of the human race a living creation rather than a book, with a new message for every age and a new meaning for every civilization.

Carl Jung: The idea that man is like unto an inverted tree seems to have been current in by gone ages. The link with Vedic conceptions is provided by Plato in his Timaeus in which it states..." behold we are not an earthly but a heavenly plant." This correlation can be discerned by what Krishna expresses in chapter 15 of Bhagavad-Gita.

Herman Hesse: The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson: I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad-gita. It was the first of books; it was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which exercise us.

Rudolph Steiner: In order to approach a creation as sublime as the Bhagavad-Gita with full understanding it is necessary to attune our soul to it.

Adi Shankara: From a clear knowledge of the Bhagavad-Gita all the goals of human existence become fulfilled. Bhagavad-Gita is the manifest quintessence of all the teachings of the Vedic scriptures.

Aldous Huxley: The Bhagavad-Gita is the most systematic statement of spiritual evolution of endowing value to mankind. It is one of the most clear and comprehensive summaries of perennial philosophy ever revealed; hence its enduring value is subject not only to India but to all of humanity.

Ramanuja: The Bhagavad-Gita was spoken by Lord Krishna to reveal the science of devotion to God which is the essence of all spiritual knowledge. The Supreme Lord Krishna's primary purpose for descending and incarnating is relieve the world of any demoniac and negative, undesirable influences that are opposed to spiritual development, yet simultaneously it is His incomparable intention to be perpetually within reach of all humanity.

Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati: The Bhagavad-Gita is not seperate from the Vaishnava philosophy and the Srimad Bhagavatam fully reveals the true import of this doctrine which is transmigation of the soul. On perusal of the first chapter of Bhagavad-Gita one may think that they are advised to engage in warfare. When the second chapter has been read it can be clearly understood that knowledge and the soul is the ultimate goal to be attained. On studying the third chapter it is apparent that acts of righteousness are also of high priority. If we continue and patiently take the time to complete the Bhagavad-Gita and try to ascertain the truth of its closing chapter we can see that the ultimate conclusion is to relinquish all the conceptualized ideas of religion which we possess and fully surrender directly unto the Supreme Lord.

Madhvacarya: The Mahabharata has all the essential ingredients necessary to evolve and protect humanity and that within it the Bhagavad-Gita is the epitome of the Mahabharata just as ghee is the essence of milk and pollen is the essence of flowers.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Was Jesus a Buddhist Monk? - BBC Documentary

In this - BBC 4 documentary examines the question "Did Jesus Die?". It looks at a bunch of ideas around this question until minute 25, where this examination of ideas takes a very logical and grounded turn with surprising conclusions that demonstrate...

The three wise men were Buddhist monks who found Jesus and came back for him around puberty. After being trained in a Buddhist Monastery he spread the Buddhist philosophy, survived the crucifixion, and escaped to Kashmir, India where he died an old man at the age of 80.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Effective way of studying for exams

Student of University of Madras, Preparations for exams (working hard, they tie their hair to a nail in the wall to prevent falling into sleep).

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Excellence and Satisfaction

A German once visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God. Suddenly he noticed a similar idol lying nearby. Surprised, he asked the sculptor, "Do you need two statues of the same idol?" "No," said the sculptor without looking up, "We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage." The gentleman examined the idol and found no apparent damage. "Where is the damage?" he asked. "There is a scratch on the nose of the idol." said the sculptor, still busy with his work. "Where are you going to install the idol?"

The sculptor replied that it would be installed on a pillar twenty feet high. "If the idol is that far, who is going to know that there is a scratch on the nose?" the gentleman asked. The sculptor stopped work, looked up at the gentleman, smiled and said, "I will know it."

The desire to excel is exclusive of the fact whether someone else appreciates it or not. "Excellence" is a drive from inside, not outside. Excellence is not for someone else to notice but for your own satisfaction and efficiency.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Observe demotion of Salman khan

2009: WANTED (I.P.S)
2010: Dabangg- (inspector)
2011: Body guard
2012: Security man?
2013: Watch man?!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Water into wine! lol

"Apostle Thomas came to Kottayam and said "Jesus rose from the dead". Nobody believed him. He said "Jesus turned water into wine". Half of kottayam turned to Christianity."

Scams of India

Scams of India - A Summary Of Scams from 1947 to 2010

Who Says Men Don't Remember Anniversaries

A woman awakes during the night to find that her husband was not in the bed.

She puts on her robe and goes downstairs to look for him. She finds him sitting at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee in front him. He appears deep in thought, just staring at the wall. She watches as he wipes a tear from his eye and takes a sip of coffee.

"What's the matter, dear?" she whispers as she steps into the room. "Why are you down here at this time of night?"

The husband looks up, "Do you remember 20 years ago when we were dating, and
you were only 17?" he asks solemnly.

The wife is touched thinking her husband is so caring and sensitive. "Yes, I do," she replies.

The husband pauses. The words are not coming easily. "Do you remember when
you father caught us in the back seat of my car?"

"Yes, I remember," says the wife, lowering herself into a chair beside him.

The husband continues..."Do you remember when he shoved a shotgun in my face and said, "Either you marry my daughter, or I will send you to jail for 20 years".
"I remember that too", she replies softly.

He wipes another tear from his cheek and says... "I would have gotten out today"!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Arun Jaitely speech in Rajya Sabha on PM Statement

Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) expressed disappointment over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement on the arrest of activist Anna Hazare.
The BJP leader rejected the statement in the house and demanded that the prime minister release the activists and give them a place to stage their protest.

1st Part

2nd Part

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Some of the catchy slogans direct from India Gate - Anna Hazare movement

  • Hoo hoo haa haa, Kapil Sibbal Chuhaaaa!
  • Manmohan Singh ek kaam karo, chudi pehen k dance karo!!
  • Sonia jiski mummy hai, wo sarkar nikammi hai!
  • Ghar ka kutta kaisa ho, kapil sibbal jaisa ho!!
  • Manmohan jiska tau hai, wo sarkar bikau hai!!
  • Desh ka yuwa jaag gaya, dekho Rahul bhag gaya!
  • Corruption --> Virus, Anna --> Anitvirus!!
  • Ye ander ki baat hai, police hamare saath hai!


Land of Lungi official music video starring Colin 'Krishna', Jamie, Martin, Benjamin Chacko, Julieta , Dominique, Chiara, Antara Chacko, Xan Chacko and Yohan Chacko with guest appearances by Sanil, Bhuvaneshan, Narayanan and Chacko Shot completely at Mankotta Island, Kerala

Travelling in a snow white amby
With my driver & his name was thampi
Said he was a recent gulf retunee
Gave me a soda of brandy

Welcome to the land of lungi
Everybody here calls it God's own country
Appam stew & meen curry
You better taste I know you like it simply

Got stuck in a jam in delhi
i was sad bcoz
I no malum hindi
The cars on the road are so crazy
I turn to police said sirjii..
& i come from the land of lungi
Goes well with a khadi sanjee

Everybody here drive like monkey..
Road is good but traffic here, Excuse me!!!

Mammookaaaa... mamookaaa... mamookaaaa

Met a man in a bar in dubai
Thick mustahe having beef curry
Said his T shirt was lacoste
Big gold chain & misthubushi

He come from the land of lungi

Everybody here calls it God's own country
Double stitch and call it kailli..

Wear it white with starch call it dothi
I come from the land of lungi
Women sweet men are very hairy
Lift the cloth show off your one good knee

You become very very sexy
Welcome to the land of lungi

Kappa beef fish molee
Weather is hot & food is spicy
Better taste i know you like it simply

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The man who burnt money while we burn our lives for it.

I don’t hate money. I never will. In fact off late I have started loving the idea of being rich. Having said that, I am not obsessed either with the idea of being a billionaire. And I never will be.

What makes me talk about money today is this one picture that always ends up disturbing me somehow...

‘A man burning currency at a crossing in front of a silent crowd…’

I have often heard nothing in this world is free. For everything you get-you give something. Even the ’money’ you earn- you pay a ‘price’ for that- that ‘price’ could be hard work, your health or even costing you your own personal relationship in life at times.

A few years back I was with some guests at Agra when our car stopped briefly at a prominent crossing and I noticed slight commotion across the street. That time I used a Nikon with a 50-500 Sigma lens. Out of curiosity, while sitting in the car, I zoomed and shot couple of pics of a disheveled man burning some paper. We were there hardly few seconds so I didn’t quite follow what was happening. It was only later when I looked at the pics on laptop I realized the man was actually burning money-currency notes of Rs 10 & 20! The realization kind of unsettled me a bit.

Out of curiosity and disbelief I went again to that place after about a week looking for that man. I asked the cigarette shopkeeper n couple of other people around about that person. Different people told different stories-one said he was once a very rich man but lost whatever he had playing lottery. Another guy told me he had lost his money drinking and spoiled his life and there was another one who said while he was too busy earning money his wife left him for someone else and he could not take it and went mad. Nobody really knew the truth except that he was mad.

Either which way now he hated money -he would beg and then burn it. And then just stare at it silently even if there was a volcano inside. Burning currency is a criminal offence in any country and that place in spite of being across a police station –no one really cared. Because he was mad.

Mad? Was he violent? Did he misbehave with people? Did he scream or shout or throw stones? Nope. Mad because he was burning money while everyone was busy trying to earn it.

I wondered why someone would hate money to that extent unless it took away from him something far more precious than money itself. Are we not mad too-burning our lives chasing more n more money and then one day we realize we earned lots of it but then we lost the youth and whole lot of golden moments we could have lived with our loved ones...

Original Post by Pravin Talan

and It's raining in Bengaluru!

'Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin' Because I'm free.. Nothin's worryin' me.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Enjoying Exposure

Scene: A naked and drunken woman boards a cab in NewYork. Driver of the cab, an Indian, keeps staring at her and does not start the cab.

Woman: "Haven't you seen a naked woman before?"
Indian: "Cool down. I am not staring at you. I am just wondering where you have kept the money to pay me?"

Moral: This is what most of the American banks failed to do - Assess the repayment capacity before enjoying exposure.