Monday, June 13, 2011

Pencil story

The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box.

"There are 5 things you need to know," he told the pencil, "Before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be."

"One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in someone’s hand."
"Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you'll need it to become a better pencil."
"Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make."
"Four: The most important part of you will always be what's inside."
"And Five: On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write."

The pencil understood and promised to remember, and went into the box with purpose in its heart.

Now replacing the place of the pencil with you. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best person you can be.

One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in God's hand. And allow other human beings to access you for the many gifts you possess.
Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, by going through various problems in life, but you'll need it to become a stronger person.
Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.
Four: The most important part of you will always be what's on the inside.
And Five: On every surface you walk through, you must leave your mark. No matter what the situation, you must continue to do your duties.

Allow this parable on the pencil to encourage you to know that you are a special person and only you can fulfill the purpose to which you were born to accomplish.

Never allow yourself to get discouraged and think that your life is insignificant and cannot make a change.

Love and Emotions

Once upon a time all feelings and emotions went to a coastal island for a vacation. According to their nature, each was having a good time. Suddenly, a warning of an impending storm was announced and everyone was advised to evacuate the island.

The announcement caused sudden panic. All rushed to their boats. Even damaged boats were quickly repaired and commissioned for duty.
Yet, Love did not wish to flee quickly. There was so much to do. But as the clouds darkened, Love realised it was time to leave. Alas, there were no boats to spare. Love looked around with hope.

Just then Prosperity passed by in a luxurious boat. Love shouted, "Prosperity, could you please take me in your boat?"
"No," replied Prosperity, "my boat is full of precious possessions, gold and silver. There is no place for you."

A little later Vanity came by in a beautiful boat. Again Love shouted, "Could you help me, Vanity? I am stranded and need a lift. Please take me with you." Vanity responded haughtily, "No, I cannot take you with me. My boat will get soiled with your muddy feet." Sorrow passed by after some time. Again, Love asked for help. But it was to no avail. "No, I cannot take you with me. I am so sad. I want to be by myself."

When Happiness passed by a few minutes later, Love again called for help. But Happiness was so happy that it did not look around, hardly concerned about anyone.

Love was growing restless and dejected. Just then somebody called out, "Come Love, I will take you with me." Love did not know who was being so magnanimous, but jumped on to the boat, greatly relieved that she would reach a safe place. On getting off the boat, Love met Knowledge. Puzzled, Love inquired, "Knowledge, do you know who so generously gave me a lift just when no one else wished to help?"
Knowledge smiled, "Oh, that was Time."
"And why would Time stop to pick me and take me to safety?" Love wondered.
Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and replied, "Because only Time knows your true greatness and what you are capable of. Only Love can bring peace and great happiness in this world."

"The important message is that when we are prosperous, we overlook love. When we feel important, we forget love. Even in happiness and sorrow we forget love. Only with time do we realize the importance of love. Why wait that long? Why not make love a part of your life today?"

Monday, December 06, 2010

Why Indian students are disliked abroad?

It was the first day of a school in USA and a new Indian student named Chandrasekhar Subramanian entered the fourth grade.

The teacher said, "Let's begin by reviewing some American History. Who said 'Give me Liberty , or give me Death'?"

She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Chandrasekhar, who had his hand up:?'Patrick Henry, 1775'he said.

'Very good! Who said 'Government of the People, by the People, for the People, shall not perish from the Earth?''

Again, no response except from Chandrasekhar. 'Abraham Lincoln, 1863' said Chandrasekhar.

The teacher snapped at the class, 'Class, you should be ashamed. Chandrasekhar, who is new to our country, knows more about our history than you do.'

She heard a loud whisper: 'F*** the Indians,'

'Who said that?' she demanded. Chandrasekhar put his hand up. 'General Custer, 1862.'

At that point, a student in the back said, 'I'm gonna puke.'

The teacher glares around and asks 'All right! Now, who said that?' Again, Chandrasekhar says, 'George Bush to the Japanese Prime Minister, 1991.'

Now furious, another student yells, 'Oh yeah? Suck this!'

Chandrasekhar jumps out of his chair waving his hand and shouts to the teacher, 'Bill Clinton, to Monica Lewinsky, 1997'

Now with almost mob hysteria someone said 'You little shit. If you say anything else, I'll kill you.' Chandrasekhar frantically yells at the top of his voice, ' Michael Jackson to the child witnesses testifying against him, 2004.'

The teacher fainted. And as the class gathered around the teacher on the floor, someone said, 'Oh shit, we're screwed!' And Chandrasekhar said quietly, 'I think it was Lehmann Brothers, November 4th, 2008'.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Local Call

An American decided to write a book about famous churches around the World. So he bought a plane ticket and took a trip to China.

On his first day when inside a church in China while taking photographs ,he Noticed a Golden Telephone mounted on the wall with a sign that read
"$10,000 per call".

The American, being intrigued, asked the priest who was using and for what The telephone was used for.The priest replied that, it was a direct line to heaven and for $10,000 you could talk to God directly.

The American thanked the priest and in Next stop in Japan. There, at a very large cathedral, he saw the Same golden telephone with the same sign under it. He wondered if this was the same kind of telephone he saw in China and He asked a nearby nun what its purpose was.

She told him that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $10,000 he Could talk to God. "O.K., thank you," said the American.
He then traveled to Pakistan , Srilanka , Russia , Germany and France .. In every church he saw the same golden telephone with the same "$10,000 Per call" sign under it.

The American, upon leaving Vermont decided to travel to India...our India...to see if Indians had the same phone

He arrived in India , and again, in the first church he entered, there Was the same golden telephone, but this time the sign under it read "One
Rupee per call."


The American was surprised so he asked the priest about the sign.
"Father, I've traveled all over World and I've seen this same golden Telephone in many churches. I've been told that, it is a direct line to Heaven,
But in the US and rest of world the price was $10,000 per call. Why is it so cheap here?"

The priest smiled and answered, "SON, You're in India now, - it's a LOCAL CALL!!!!.

Friday, October 08, 2010

100 Apps In 100 Days



OpenPlug is a Flex-based mobile SDK for Windows Mobile, iPhone, Android and Symbian. OpenPlug which was recently aquired by Alcatel-Lucent has thrown a contest called 100 Apps in 100 days.


For this, Alcatel-Lucent has exposed a number of telecommunications APIs at openapiservice.com and openapilab.com.The contest is thrown to the TopCoder community to build 100 apps in 100 days using these APIs and there over 100 prizes to be won by developers, totalling over $165,000 in prizes!.

And Alcatel-Lucent is making available, for FREE, the use of OpenPlug to members for the duration of the competition. To enter, register as a TopCoder member, register for the contest and build your application.

Schedule

Registration Opens September 1st at 10:00 PM EST
25-day Milestone September 26th at 10:00 PM EST
25-day Milestone October 21st at 10:00 PM EST
25-day Milestone November 15th at 10:00 PM EST
Submission Deadline December 10th at 10:00 PM EST


More more details, go to http://topcoder.com/home/alcatel/100-apps-in-100-days/