the last leaf on a tree…

The leaf of a tree resembles the stages of life and nostalgic breeze of memories …

leaves will shed and rise up …

even the leaves gives pure oxygen and even accepts carbondioxide ….

like good and bad..for the existence of life….

many leafs May be consumed as food also daily….

many leafs spread good breeze ….

even the artificial leafs will have life …

even if we look at them in pictures or paintings or in showcase….

Like an old saying…. when a green leaf falls, a ripe fruit will be born….

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Lovely comment received from a reader:

“from me for your poetic version let the swing of leafs in all plants be treated as applause for your beautiful meaningful poem”

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Life.. Thoughts

Who should be blamed when a Leaf falls from the tree;
Is it the wind that blew it away,
Or the tree that let it go,
Or the leaf itself who grew tired holding on?

Life unfolds SO MANY misunderstandings each day, It is up to us to – Solve it, Leave it or LIVE WITH IT…

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Peace.. Liberation

To get angry is but the effort of a moment, but to get peace, become unaffected by the ups and downs of life, is the result of years of training.

Peace can be established only with firm faith that all material things that fall within the range of sensuous experience are fundamentally non-existent. They are products of illusion, of the tendency to see many, where only One exists.

You see corpses proceeding one after another to the graveyard, yet you move about unconcerned; you feel you are eternal.

In fact, you, the Divine Self is indeed eternal! Just as water you drink is eliminated as perspiration, the karma you accumulate is eliminated through karma that is gladly borne. So, bear both ‘mirth and moan’ with equal calm.

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Like the space in the pot merging with the space outside the pot, silently, fully, with no trace of separation or distinctness, merge with the Universal. That is real surrender, salvation and liberation!

Get Scared🤭

…….. GET SCARED ……….

(1) The stomach is scared when you do not have breakfast in the morning.

(2) The kidneys are afraid when you do not even drink 10 glasses of water in 24 hours.

(3) The gallbladder is scared when you do not even sleep until 11 o’clock and do not wake up to the sunrise.

(4) The small intestine is scared when you eat cold and stale food.

(5) Large intestines are scared when you eat more fried and spicy food.

(6) The lungs are scared when you breathe in smoke, dirt and polluted environment of cigarettes and bidi.

(7) The liver is scared when you eat heavy fried food, junk, and fast food.

(8) The heart is afraid when you eat your meal with more salt and cholesterol.

(9) The pancreas is scared when you eat more sweet because of the taste and freely available.

(10) Eyes are scared when you work in the light of mobile and computer screen in the dark.

And

(11) The brain is scared when you start thinking negative thoughts.

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Take care of all the parts of your body and do not scare them. All these body parts are your own and are not available for sale in the market. Those available are very expensive and probably cannot be adjusted in your body.  So please keep your body parts healthy…

Make regular Yoga, Meditation or any kind of physical activities so that you can stay healthy always.

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Short stories with deep meanings… breath-taking

“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.”  ― J.K. Rowling

When stories change in matter of words and not chapters, they are bound to leave the reader out of words. The following is a compilation of some of the most fascinating two-line deep-meaning stories, each with its own surprising twist… really Breath – taking !!

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Summer break.

She was very excited today, after all the school was re-opening after a long summer break.
Now, once again, she could start selling stationary at the traffic signal to feed her family.

On the line.

She, a renowned artist and a strict mother, often scolded her 6-year-old son for he could never draw a line straight.
As he breathed slowly into the ventilator, she begged him to make one more crooked line on the ECG.

She loved being kicked.

Their love was different; She was happy every time he kicked her in the stomach.
Every time he kicked she loved him more. She waited for the time she would hold her baby for the first time.

 The final note.

“All my toys are yours,”   read her brother’s death note.

Loss or pride?

They took his father,   and only returned a flag.

The scary push.

Her step father pushed her after taking her to a height, despite her ceaseless pleading and requests.
The little girl enjoyed a swing for the first time.

Hide and seek.

I watched him searching for me, his shadow approaching closer and I crouched behind the car.
But then he found me and shouted, “I caught you! In the next game you should become the seeker.”

At the cost of three lives.

“Born to rich parents, this boy is so lucky,” exclaimed the neighbours!
Somewhere in heaven, three unborn sisters cried.

No regrets.

“You ruined my career, I was supposed to be an executive director,” she thought to herself.
The little angel held her finger tightly and she forgot everything; A mother was born.

A deadly wave.

Once a 5-year-old boy was standing barefoot in the shallow water of the ocean.
He was repeating the same sentence to the waves – “Even if you touch my feet a thousand times, I won’t forgive you for taking my parents away.”

The game.

Today, her husband beat her again. She was used to it now; and never groaned or complained.
She simply got up, put the chessboard back, determined to one day beat him in the game he had mastered.

Not everyone appreciates philosophy.

“Everyone goes with the flow… but the one who goes against it becomes someone remarkable.”
Before I could explain this to the traffic police, the man issued me a Fine….

The unspoken word. 

The hook in the door caught her sari and ripped it apart. She turned around and slapped the guy behind her.
He couldn’t express his innocence; he had suffered for being mute.

Knock knock!

I can’t believe my neighbour had the nerve to knock on my door at 3:30 AM in the morning.
Luckily for him, I was still playing my drums.

The power cut.

She was getting ready for a long, previous night study session for her graduate exam. And then there was a power cut.
That did not matter – the Braille notes were already in her hands.

Change.

“Don’t ask for change. Bring the change,”
Said the bus conductor in a very annoyed tone.

The late lottery. 

He couldn’t believe his eyes, he had just won the lottery and could now repay the loans he took from those who threatened him in the morning.
As his eyes closed slowly, he wished he hadn’t taken the poison an hour ago.

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India… Amazing Facts

Amazing Shocking Facts Of India That Most Indians Don’t Know;  India is the most amazing country of the World. There are lot of mind blowing facts about India which are not yet popular and known to all people. India is a country that can boast of places with weird things, facts & culture. Here’s a collection of some craziest, incredible facts from around India.

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Some of Top Interesting Things You Need To Know About India:

If you have read Bhagvad Gita, Ramayan, Mahabharata then you will realize that there is not even a single text which mentions the word “Hindu”.  It was a name which was given by foreigners because our land was on other side of river “Indus” and hence came the name “Hindu”. But eventually, some people made it a religion.  The word Hindu is derived from the Indo-Aryan and Sanskrit, Sanskrit word Sindhu, which means “a large body of water”, covering “river, ocean”. It was used as the name of the Indus river and also referred to its tributaries.

Though india is a country of multiple regional and local languages but in terms of English speaking countries in the world, it ranks number 2, yes, India is second largest english speaking country in the world, 10% of indians can speak in English which is about 125 million people.

HINDI is not the national language of India.  Infact there is no national language in India. Rather we have many regional languages. The Union Of India has Hindi(devnagri script) and English as Official languages. And every state legislature has these two plus the regional language as the official language. English is a more popular language in South India than Hindi.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, India ranks third behind the USA and the UK in the number of records claimed each year.  In 2011, India made the third greatest number of record applications to Guinness World Records – behind only U.S. and United Kingdom.

That it is illegal for a child in india to neglect their parents after their retirement. (Thank god it exists)   Right to maintenance— Maintenance is a right to livelihood when one is incapable of sustaining oneself. Right to maintenance forms a part of the personal law. Obligation of a husband to maintain his wife arises out of the status of the marriage. Hindu law, one of the most ancient systems of law,  recognises right of any dependent person including wife,children, aged parents and widowed daughter or daughter-in-law to maintenance. The Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956, provides for this right.

Kerela tops the “Highest liquor consuming State” list in India, not Punjab.  Kerala accounts for the country’s highest consumption of alcohol followed by Maharashtra and Punjab.

Only 3% of Indians pay income tax.  Only 3% of Indians pay income tax, in a population of 1.2bn. One explanation for this is that agriculture is exempt and two-thirds of Indians live in rural areas. A large chunk of the economy is also informal, unorganised labour, for which it’s harder to collect taxes. Many argue that some of the country’s financial problems would be solved in one fell swoop, if this massive tax hole could be filled.

The first rocket in India was transported on a cycle.  The first rocket was so light and small that it was transported on a bicycle to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

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Largest religious gathering on earth, Kumbh Mela  Believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth, Kumbh Mela is held every 12 years in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.It is thought that 30 million Hindu pilgrims gathered to bathe during the festival in 2013.

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The Tirupati Balaji temple and the Kashi Vishwanath Temple both, receive more visitors than the Vatican City and Mecca combined.

Takshila is said to be the first every university in the world; it started around 700 BC.

Today, India has the world’s largest school in terms of students, the City Montessori School in Lucknow.  It has more than 45 thousand students!

India has a Spa for elephants  Every year a group of pampered elephants at the Punnathoor Cotta Elephant Yard Rejuvenation Centre receive elaborate spa treatments. The elephant yard is attached to the Guruvayurappan Hindu temple in Kerala, India.  The rejuvenation centre – which is attached to the famous Guruvayurappan Hindu temple – can host up to 59 elephants, and the tusked giants are happy to laze in the water while workers scrub them clean with brushes.The elephants play a key role in Kerala’s legendary temple processions and – with July considered a month of rejuvenation for humans and animals alike – these ellies are certainly not complaining.

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India’s Has a floating Post office   India’s first floating Post office is on Dal Lake in Srinagar, the first of its kind in the country. It was inaugurated by Minister of State for Communications and IT Mr. Sachin Pilot and Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mr. Omar Abdullah on August 22’2011.  This innovation by India Post is the star attraction for the tourists visiting the lake. Besides offering normal services, the place will also have a philately museum and a shop that will sell postage stamps and other products. It functions from 10 am to 6 pm on all days including Sundays during the tourist season.​

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The world’s biggest family is in India:   The man with 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren, India:     He is head of the world’s biggest family – and says he is ‘blessed’  to have his 39 wives. Ziona Chana also has 94 children, 14-daughters-in-law and 33 grandchildren. They live in a 100-room, four storey house set amidst the hills of Baktwang village in the Indian state of Mizoram, where the wives sleep in giant communal dormitories.​

Largest number of vegetarians in the world : Be it because of religious reasons or personal choices or both, around 20-40% of Indians are vegetarians, making it the largest vegetarian-friendly country in the world.

The first country to consume sugar: India was the first country to develop extraction and purifying techniques of sugar. Many visitors from abroad learnt the refining and cultivation of sugar from us.

Shampooing is an Indian concept:  Shampoo was invented in India, not the commercial liquid ones but the method by use of herbs. The word ‘shampoo’ itself has been derived from the Sanskrit word champu, which means to massage.

A polling station is set up in a forest for a lone voter in every election since 2004.  He remains one of India’s most prized voters. Mahant Bharatdas Darshandas is the lone voter in the midst of Gujarat’s Gir forest, home to the Asiatic lion, for whom an entire election team sets up a polling booth every election – and will do so again on April 30.

Largest Funeral attended:  Funeral of C N Annadurai, India, 1969   Widely thought to be the largest funeral attendance in history, 15 million people took to the streets of Chennai in memory of the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, a southern Indian state. was widely respected as a writer and speaker and also extremely popular after he made Tamil the official language of the state, rejecting Hindi.

 

The wettest inhabited place in the world Mawsynram, a village on the Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, receives the highest recorded average rainfall in the world.  Cherrapunji, also a part of Meghalaya, holds the record for the most rainfall in the calendar year of 1861.

Bandra Worli Sealink has steel wires equal to the earth’s circumference : It took a total of 2,57,00,000 man hours for completion and also weighs as much as 50,000 African elephants. A true engineering and architectural marvel.

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India has an Ice Hockey team and they are even member of International Ice Hockey Federation. The India national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of India, and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

The highest cricket ground in the world : At an altitude of 2,444 meters, the Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh, is the highest in the world. It was built in 1893 and is a part of the Chail Military School.

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The Indian national Kabaddi team has won all World Cups: India has won all 5 men’s Kabaddi World Cups held till now and have been undefeated throughout these tournaments. The Indian women’s team has also won all Kabaddi World Cups held till date.

Science day in Switzerland is dedicated to Ex-Indian President, APJ Abdul Kalam
The father of India’s missile programme had visited Switzerland back in 2006. Upon his arrival, Switzerland declared May 26th as Science Day.

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The human calculator : Shakuntla Devi was given this title after she demonstrated the calculation of two 13 digit numbers: 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779 which were picked at random. She answered correctly within 28 seconds.

Freddie Mercury and Ben Kingsley are both of Indian descent : Freddie Mercury, the legendary singer of the rock band ‘Queen’ was born a Parsi with the name Farrokh Bulsara while the famous Oscar winning Hollywood star Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Pandit Bhanji.

Snakes and Ladders originated in India : Earlier known as Moksha Patamu, the game was initially invented as a moral lesson about karma to be taught to children. It was later commercialized and has become one of the most popular board games in the world.

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Note:  This post has reference to various forwards & messages received  and has been written purely for inspiration and information purposes – as an interesting read about India  

Station Master and School Master !

“To teach is to learn”, says a Japanese proverb.
  • A good teacher is one who lives all his/her life a student.
  • The first and the best natural teacher is the mother.
  • The next best teacher, of course, is the school teacher.

A mediocre teacher tells you, a good teacher explains, a superior teacher demonstrates and a great teacher inspires and teaches you how to think independently.

A good teacher also helps students to realise his/her potentials with dual objectives: education for living and education for making a living.”

The teacher should not simply impart knowledge of facts, but of values, and aim at making human beings good humans

As they say, what is the difference between a station master and school master?

A station master minds the trains, and the school master trains the minds.

As Gandhi said, “If you educate a man, you are educating an individual, but in educating a girl child, you are educating the family, society and the entire nation.”

Dr S Radhakrishnan, a great scholar and former President of India, always preferred to be addressed as a ‘teacher’, and not by any other high-sounding titles. His birthday, which falls today, is celebrated as Teacher’s Day to honour him and all other teachers.

During the course of a Lecture in College, A Professor gave a beautiful and thoughtful answer, shared below:
While speaking..
One of his students raised a question.
“Sir, Whats the difference between a Station Master & a School Master?”
All were very eagerly waiting for his answer,
because they thought it is an irrelevant question to him,
but
He coolly replied….
“The Station Master, “Minds the Train” &  a School Master “Trains the Mind”

Mother and Daughter…

The recent incident of a mother killing her daughter and then ending her own life, due to financial crisis, sends chills down my spine. This has raised a serious question, why did the woman need to take such a drastic step – was she so stressed and disturbed. A woman is known to be strong – physically and mentally – emotionally, she can face any adversity in life and can bear any pain. A woman gives birth to a child – how can she end the life of a child.

Society forces a woman to be within limits – she has to be a good daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, mother, wife – a super woman, if she fails in any one duty, she is blamed, even if there is a problem in the family, she is blamed – it could be the mistake of any male member.

My dear sisters – female friends, I request you all to be emotionally strong – never take this drastic step – I can feel the pain of Shruti and Pradnya (read the article below), how painful it must have been when they took this decision to end their lives.  The mother has killed the daughter in her sleep so she may not feel the pain – but still I can visualize how it was.

Women generally don’t share their insecurities with other females for fear of the society – they say that women herself is the biggest enemy of a woman, try to engage yourself in some music, dance, reading motivational articles to lighten your problems, relax your mind – then think of alternative solutions, but don’t end your life – life is precious ..

I am mother to a teenaged daughter – she was very tensed when she heard this news, she even asked me that in case of serious issues whether I would take such a decision in life; then she said “Mumma you need psychological help”  I was shocked – then she said “you should not ask for help after you are mad, you must take help so that you don’t become mad”, I was amazed at her maturity level and have made up my mind strongly that I will never utter these words “I will end my life or I am fed up of my life; I have now started to say – I am there for you always”

Live Life… stay strong and positive…keep smiling

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Recent Real Incident: Mumbai: TV actress kills 17-year-old daughter, ends own life in Thane’s Kalwa region

 A 40-year-old television actress allegedly strangulated her teenage daughter and then hanged herself at their house at Manisha Nagar in Kalwa in Maharashtra’s Thane district on Friday morning – 9th August 2019; The woman identified as Pradnya Parkar had played small roles in Marathi television shows. Her 17-year-old daughter Shruti was a Class XII student at a college in Thane.

According to the suicide note recovered, purportedly written by Pradnya Parkar says she was under extreme stress and hence she killed her daughter Shruti and was going to kill herself.  “We have found a suicide note believed to be written by Pradnya. In the letter, Pradnya said she had killed her daughter and would be taking her own life. She said she was taking the extreme step of her own accord. We are still searching the house for more notes or clues that might help shed light on the motive behind Pradnya taking her own life,” Preliminary reports suggested that Parkar was not getting much work these days and her husband too was facing problems in his business, said senior police officials.

The incident apparently took place between 8 and 9 this morning when her husband had gone to the gym. The actor’s husband, Prashant Parkar, found the bodies when he returned home from the gym. On return, he found the door of the flat locked from inside. When it was broken open, the bodies of Pradnya and Shruti, who studied in Class 12, were found. The Thane police are probing the matter.