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So true !!

Life after marriage :)

A man & a woman who never met before, find themselves on upper & lower berth of a long distance train. At 2 am, the man leans over saying, “Ma’am, sorry to bother you, would you be kind enough to give me a 2nd blanket from the side table. Its awfully cold.

“I have a better idea”, she replied, “Just for tonight, why don’t we pretend that we are married !!”
“Great idea Madam.”. He replied in excitement.
She says,”Well then Get up & take it yourself.” 😀

The Cranky Old man …

When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.

Later, when the nurses were going through his meagre possessions, They found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital. One nurse took her copy to Melbourne. The old man’s sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas editions of magazines around the country and appearing in magazines for Mental Health. A slide presentation has also been made based on his simple, but eloquent, poem.

And this old man, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this ‘anonymous‘ poem winging across the Internet.

Cranky Old Man…..

What do you see nurses? . . .. . .What do you see?
What are you thinking .. . when you’re looking at me?
A cranky old man, . . . . . .not very wise,
Uncertain of habit .. . . . . . . .. with faraway eyes?
Who dribbles his food .. . … . . and makes no reply.
When you say in a loud voice . .’I do wish you’d try!’
Who seems not to notice . . .the things that you do.
And forever is losing . . . . . .. . . A sock or shoe?
Who, resisting or not . . . … lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding . . . .The long day to fill?
Is that what you’re thinking?. .Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse .you’re not looking at me.
I’ll tell you who I am . . . . .. As I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding, .. . . . as I eat at your will.
I’m a small child of Ten . .with a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters .. . . .. . who love one another
A young boy of Sixteen . . . .. with wings on his feet
Dreaming that soon now . . .. . . a lover he’ll meet.
A groom soon at Twenty . . . ..my heart gives a leap.
Remembering, the vows .. .. .that I promised to keep.
At Twenty-Five, now . . . . .I have young of my own.
Who need me to guide . . . And a secure happy home.
A man of Thirty . .. . . . . My young now grown fast,
Bound to each other . . .. With ties that should last.
At Forty, my young sons .. .have grown and are gone,
But my woman is beside me . . to see I don’t mourn.
At Fifty, once more, .. …Babies play ’round my knee,
Again, we know children . . . . My loved one and me.
Dark days are upon me . . . . My wife is now dead.
I look at the future … . . . . I shudder with dread.
For my young are all rearing .. . . young of their own.
And I think of the years . . . And the love that I’ve known.
I’m now an old man . . . . . . .. and nature is cruel.
It’s jest to make old age . . . . . . . look like a fool.
The body, it crumbles .. .. . grace and vigour, depart.
There is now a stone . . . where I once had a heart.
But inside this old carcass . A young man still dwells,
And now and again . . . . . my battered heart swells
I remember the joys . . . . .. . I remember the pain.
And I’m loving and living . . . . . . . life over again.
I think of the years, all too few . . .. gone too fast.
And accept the stark fact . . . that nothing can last.
So open your eyes, people .. . . . .. . . open and see.
Not a cranky old man .
Look closer . . . . see .. .. . .. …. . ME!!


Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush aside without looking at the young soul within … . . .We will all, one day, be there, too!

The best and most beautiful things of this world can’t be seen or touched. They must be felt by the heart ♥ ♥

Need of the hour !!

An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe.

He put a basket full of fruits near a tree and told the kids that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said:

UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?”. ‘UBUNTU’ in the Xhosa culture means: “I am because we are

Really, something that the World needs to learn today!


The eye is a very delicate organ of the body, and so its daily care is a must for everyone. Here are some tips by which you can prolong your eyesight.

Eye Exercises :

1. Blink your eyes as fast as you can for some time.
2. Close the eyes tightly for some time and then open. Do this for at least 5 times.
3. Roll your eyes in clockwise as well as anticlockwise direction for 5 times.
4. While walking on the road or when you are in an open space, look as far as possible.
5. Look at an advertisement or some written material from a far place and try to read it by focusing your eyes.

Food that is good for Eyes :

1. Carrot
2. Eggs
3. Milk
4. Apricots
5. Berries
6. Black Currants
7. Cold-water Fish
8. Collard Greens
9. Grapefruits
10. Grapes
11. Lemons
12. Spinach
13. Fish Oils


Harmful for your eyes :

1. Foods and additives containing Monosodium Glutamate [MSG] which is put into Chinese food like noodles and etc.
2. Looking directly into the sun for some time.
3. Drugs which are harmful to the eyes.
4. Cell phone games may also be harmful.



Lessons from Einstein !!


Here are some Philosophies from Einstein that definitely are very true and thought-provoking !!


1. Follow Your Curiosity : “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

2.  Perseverance is Priceless : “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

3. Focus on the Present : “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”

4. The Imagination is Powerful : “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

5. Make Mistakes : “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

6. Live in the Moment : “I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.”

7. Create Value : “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

8. Don’t be Repetitive : “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

9. Knowledge comes from Experience : “Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience.”

10. Learn the Rules and then Play Better : “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”



The Silent Whispers

In the December of 2010, I got this wonderful opportunity to visit the ‘beauuuutiful‘ hill-station town of Manali. Manali is a small town in the Northern part of India, in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Its a famous tourist place and a hill station with really peaceful and beautiful people. I call them ‘beautiful’ especially because, apart from having very warm hearts, they have these appealing ‘rosy cheeks’ :D Don’t get me wrong, but maybe its because of the climate !! Or maybe because ….

  {Read more of the post here !!}

Hey Folks,

Many of you might be wondering, why I wasn’t blogging regularly and not updating you all with exciting and funny information the last couple of days.
I was working of this project called ‘Hopping Across Cultures‘.

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Finally, I am so happy and excited to announce this blog. 🙂 In a nutshell, Hopping Across Cultures is my take on my experiences in Photography and travel, and all the behind the scene stories.
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Philosophy of the Bottle-Jar

A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him.

When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, rocks about 2 inches in diameter. He then asked the students if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was. So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The students laughed. The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
“Now,” said the professor, “I want you to recognize that this is your life. The rocks are the important things – your family, your partner, your health, your children – things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything else, the small stuff. “If you put the sand into the jar first, there is no room for the pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for your life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Take care of the rocks first – the things that really matter.
Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

But then a student then took the jar which the other students and the professor agreed was full, and proceeded to pour in a glass of water. Of course the water filled the remaining spaces within the jar making the jar truly full.

The moral of this tale is: No matter how full your life is, there is always room for a cup of tea with your loved ones 😀

Globalisation !!


Question: What is the height of globalization ?

Answer: Princess Diana’s death.

Question: How come ?

Answer: An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, riding in a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was high on Scottish whiskey, followed closely by Italian Paparazzi, on japanese motorcycles, treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian medicines !

And this is sent to you by an Indian, using Bill Gates’ technology which he stole from the Japanese. And you are probably reading this on one of the IBM clones that use Taiwanese-made chips, and Korean-made monitors, assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant, transported by lorries driven by Indians, hijacked by Indonesians and finally sold to you!

That, my friend, is Globalization 😀