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Coming soon…

In Uncategorized on September 30, 2009 at 8:01 pm

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E                  I N and listen………….”

Walking back…

In Uncategorized on September 29, 2009 at 4:15 am

Okay, apologies. Apologies for the lack of Friday’s funnies and apologies for the silence…

As many  are aware, this past Saturday i was part of a fundraising walkathon and joined many others who sacrificed a Saturday morning just to help a good cause.  The event went were well and all the blood, sweat and tears were very worth it-they usually are when doing something for a good cause. i love taking part in these events because each one helps to make you a better person.

The event itself had great impetus due to the presence of Dr Kiran Patel, a prominent entrepreneur and philanthropist in Tampa. His entrepreneurial spirit is equalled only by his civic spirit.  Words of great support were spoken and imparted to the attendees. Noble spirits were recognized at the event whose commitment and drive were motivational.

Moreover, those representing the beneficiary also appreciated that the young and old alike took time out for the walk; although, to those involved, it becomes a duty which is performed automatically, there is pause for thought here…well go ahead and think it through…

Ha! Keep on winning!

The night before..

In Uncategorized on September 26, 2009 at 2:38 am


The night before an event is always full of anticipation. The planning, the preparation; constantly thinking whether one has left something out! Tomorrow is walk day. i am just one of 100’s walking to raise awareness and funds for a wonderful organization.

But, post-event, we always realize that we could have done something differently. These are not necessarily mistakes, but i prefer to use the term innovation. Apologies for the succinct blog, but everything will be back to normal after tomorrow.

Well, will write more tomorrow. Ciao and keep on winning…

Keep on winning

Keep on keeping on…

In Uncategorized on September 21, 2009 at 6:47 pm

“Keep on blogging” said my friend yesterday. He is a winner, champion and just a downright good guy!  His name translated into English means progress and he really is a progressive individual.

It is comments such as these that make my tapping away in the early hours of the morning worthwhile , which is why despite spell checking and grammatiKal Korrections, sometimes errors slip through the cracks and readers inform me about them.  But, the rawness, “in the moment” aspect of the writing – the spontaneity, the thoughts that go through the mind at the time of writing, these are expressed.  Get used to it, because you may soon also be hearing my voice ha! Was that a hint of things to come? You will see…you will see!

Watch and wait…keep on winning!


In Uncategorized on September 20, 2009 at 3:59 am

So, you feel that you are out of your element, comfort zone and it is totally something you have no idea or inkling about. Congratulations, somebody just threw you into the deep-end. Just imagine, being thrown into a swimming pool then realizing why you should never have skipped swimming lessons!

We all live in these wonderful zones within which we find a sense of security, but often we are pushed into situations where we have no experience.   i have always been assigned tasks for which i neither have the skills or experience, but i have found that being hurled into the dark abyss of the unknown, has actually allowed me to develop.  Being thrown in at the “deep-end” is a situation where one is forced to sink or swim-these are the only two options. To swim, one must be willing to learn, to educate oneself and work to succeed.

London, UK: i remember one particular incident when HRH The Prince of Wales had expressed interest in visiting a wonderful building constructed by the organization in which i volunteer, and i was then told that i would be leading the PR invitation efforts. “Yay!” I said joyfully, but my inner voice said woefully: “nay! what do i know about PR, invitations and dignitaries?” But, i had already been thrown into the pool, so i toiled and with God’s grace and help from others, i managed to pull through.

Task after task, assignment after assignment, i kept on being thrown in and each experience helped me learn and improve. Yes, there will be many mistakes along the way, but it is truly the best way to improve. So, if somebody wants to push you into uncharted waters, welcome them and jump right in…worry about the life-vest later!

Keep on swimming..i mean winning!

Next post…

In Uncategorized on September 19, 2009 at 3:52 am

This Saturday…


Friday’s (late) funnies…

In Uncategorized on September 19, 2009 at 3:51 am

Antidisestablishmentarianism – easier done than said.

There are 10 types of people in this world – those who understand binary, and those who don’t.

There are three sorts of people in the world, those who can count and those who can’t.

Five out of four people can’t do fractions.

At the feast of ego everyone leaves hungry.

If voting could really change things it would be illegal.

Keep on winning…

Aye or I captain…?

In Uncategorized on September 16, 2009 at 4:06 am
Looking around today, came to a monumental conclusion that It’s all ‘I’ world these days.  Don’t believe me? Time for a little math- using the law of averages, chances are out of the 150 or so million cellphone subscribers, many of you own smartphones. Even, mobile communications and technology in general haven’t been spared from this self-centered trend.  Hmmm…notice vhow many devices begin with the letter “i”
It’s a sign of the times today where the “me” philosophy is continuously pushed upon us. Okay, so i am just  using these examples to make a point for i have no idea what “i” actually means in their case, but how about an “ourpod” or an “ourtouch?” How about we get back to basics and look beyond the “i’ and start looking at others as well without becoming possessive and “i-centric” (arrgh..i just created another “i” ism!) and remind ourselves that we all live on this planet as equals.
Just some quick late-night thoughts
keep on winning…

Saturday Smiles…Newspaper Headlines

In Uncategorized on September 12, 2009 at 3:19 am

Real headlines-ha!

Couple slain; police suspect homicide

Kids make nutritious snacks

County to pay $250,000 to advertise lack of funds

Utah Poison Center reminds everyone not to take poison

President wins budget; more lies ahead

Local high school dropouts cut in half

Typhoon rips through cemetery – hundreds dead

 Man struck by lightning faces battery charge

New study of obesity looks for larger test group

Nike Says One-armed man applauds the kindness of strangers

 Alton attorney accidentally sues himself

Plane too close to ground, crash probe told

Miners refuse to work after death

Juvenile court to try shooting defendant

Stolen painting found by tree

Two sisters reunited after 18 years in checkout

War dims hope for peace

If strike isn’t settled quickly, it may last a while

Man in diaper directs traffic

17 remain dead in morgue shooting spree

Coach fire – passengers safely alight

Grandmother of eight makes a hole in one

Something went wrong in jet crash, experts say

Police begin campaign to run down Jaywalkers

 Drunks get nine months in violin case

Eastern head seeks arms

8 years on..

In Uncategorized on September 12, 2009 at 3:01 am

A poignant and reflective day.  September 11 2001-a day that has left an indelible mark  in our lives.  In honor of that, Friday Funnies will appear late Saturday. Eight years, why it seems just like yesterday.

9/11 is one of those  events where we will always remember what we were doing. i was working in Marble Arch, UK when our Sales Director called us from next door to look at his screen. He thought it was a faked event-well a wunderkind armed with Photoshop skills and some nifty editing could produce such results.  After all, how can such a national monument be decimated so easily?

As we delved deeper and browsed CNN, we realized that this was actually happening. The pictures in front of us were real.  As we watched, there was yet another event unfolding. By this time,  we all were shocked and speechless but remained transfixed.

A few hours later i learned that somebody i knew growing up lost his life that day. Although, we had lost touch for many years, it was still a shock.  i began to think how it must have felt for him being inside the tower knowing that death was certain. We can only speculate. No matter what we think or opine, we can never know.

But, it seems so close to home when somebody who had passed into your life had now passed away.

This is dedicated in memory of Avnish Patel and to all those who lost their lives on September 11 2001. Our prayers for the families of the victims.

i am truly humbled.

Keep on winning…