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Monday, 27 June, 2011

Life before the Computer

With no comments.

If you're born before 1982, you would have enjoyed this one even better. If not, do pass it on to the oldies you know who are over 30 years of age!



Wednesday, 22 June, 2011

People Make A Difference

People make a difference

I got this email forward from a most-unexpected source - The daily digest of a Technical Analysis Yahoo Group!

I was so surprised that such human beings continue to exist in otherwise busy cities, that I was happy and smiling for the rest of the day.

Thought that it is worth sharing with you folks - Have a nice smile as well!




OT: People make the difference

Posted by: "BK"

Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:55 am (PDT)

Sorry! This can't wait till the weekend.......! A forwarded message

>People make the difference…
>Exact Narration by Suvendu Roy of Titan Industries, who shares his inspirational
>encounter with a rickshaw driver in Mumbai:
>Last Sunday, my wife, kid, and I had to travel to Andheri from Bandra.
>When I waved at a passing auto rickshaw, little did I expect that this ride
>would be any different...
>As we set off, my eyes fell on a few magazines (kept in an aircraft style pouch)
>behind the driver's back rest.
>I looked in front and there was a small TV. The driver had put on
>the Doordarshan channel.
>My wife and I looked at each other with disbelief and amusement. In front of me
>was a small first-aid box with cotton, dettol and some medicines.
>This was enough for me to realise that I was in a special vehicle.
>Then I looked round again, and discovered more - there was a radio,
>fire extinguisher, wall clock, calendar, and pictures and symbols of all faiths
>- from Islam and Christianity to Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism.
>There were also pictures of the heroes of 26/11- Kamte, Salaskar, Karkare and
>I realised that not only my vehicle, but also my driver was special.
>I started chatting with him and the initial sense of ridicule and disbelief
>gradually diminished.
>I gathered that he had been driving an auto rickshaw for the past 8-9 years; he
>had lost his job when hisemployer's plastic company was shut down.
>He had two school-going children, and he drove from 8 in the morning till 10 at
>No break unless he was unwell. "Sahab, ghar mein baith ke T.V dekh kar
>kya faida? Do paisa income karega toh future mein kaam aayega."
>We realised that we had come across a man who represents Mumbai – the spirit of
>work, the spirit of travel and the spirit of excelling in life.
>I asked him whether he does anything else as I figured that he did not have too
>much spare time.
>He said that he goes to an old age home for women in Andheri once a week or
>whenever he has some extra income, where he donates tooth brushes, toothpastes,
>soap, hair oil, and other items of daily use.
>He pointed out to a painted message below the meter that read: "25 per cent
>discount on metered fare for the handicapped.
>Free rides for blind passengers up to Rs. 50.
>My wife and I were struck with awe. The man was a HERO!
>A hero who deserves all our respect!!!
>Our journey came to an end;
>45 minutes of a lesson in humility, selflessness, and of a hero-worshipping
>Mumbai, my temporary home.
>We disembarked, and all I could do was
>to pay him a tip that would hardly cover a
>free ride for a blind man.
>I hope, one day, you too have a chance to meet Mr Sandeep Bachhe in his auto
>rickshaw: MH-02-Z-8508. 



Friday, 17 June, 2011

Find Your Location on Planet Earth

Find Your Location on Planet Earth

Got this one from an old classmate of mine.

Cool one, indeed!

Check the link below. Find your own location on Planet Earth. Its really unbelievable.

I was surprised to know such a system exists.

It is a GPS and would find the exact location of any internet user in a matter of seconds.

They have used a sophisticated algorithm to do so.

Try it and find your own location on the earth ... ... ... ... ...



A Scene from a recent convention on "Sardars are not Stupid"

A Scene from a recent convention on "Sardars are not Stupid"

80,000 sardars meet in a stadium, for a " Sardars Are Not stupid " Convention.

The leader says, "We are all here today to prove to the world that Sardars are not stupid. Can I have a volunteer ? "

A sardar gingerly works his way through the crowd and steps up to the stage. The leader asks him, "What is 15 plus 15 ? "

After 15 or 20 seconds he says, " Eighteen ! "

Obviously everyone is a little disappointed.

Then 80,000 sardars start cheering, "Give him another chance! Give him another chance ! "

The leader says, "Well since we've gone to the trouble of getting 80,000 of you in one place and we have the worldwide press and global broadcast media here, uh, I guess we can give him another chance.

" So he asks, " What is 5 plus 5 ? " After nearly 30 seconds he eventually says, " Ninety ? "

The leader is quite perplexed, looks down and just lets out a dejected sigh - everyone is disheartened, the sardar starts crying and the 80,000 sardars begin to yell and wave their hands shouting, " GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE ! GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE ! "

The leader, unsure whether or not he is doing more ha than damage, eventually says, "Ok! Ok! Just one more chance "

What is 2 plus 2 ? The surdar closes his eyes, and after a whole minute eventually says, " Four ? ".

Throughout the stadium pandemonium breaks out as all 80,000 surdies jump to their feet, wave their arms, stomp their feet and scream ..













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