In some workplaces Perfection is a Habit, not an Attitude!


In some workplaces Perfection is a Habit, not an Attitude!

Apparently,the American Computer Giant IBM decided to have some parts
manufactured in Japan as a trial. In the specifications, they set standard that they will accept only three defective pieces per 10,000 pieces.

When the delivery came to IBM there was a letter accompanying it.

"We, Japanese people, had a hard time understanding North American business practices. But the three defective parts per 10,000 pieces have been separately
manufactured and have been included in the consignment in a separate package mentioned — ‘Defective pieces as required; not for use.’

Hope this meets your requirement.

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They Scratch & hurt you, but in the end you are polished and they are finished. ”
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too, can become great."- Mark Twain.

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Like a Torchbearer


Like a Torchbearer Torch-bearer: The Olympic flame handed to David Beckham in a ceremony in Athens, Greece, 2012Like a TorchbearerLike the torchbearers, carry a flame of light wherever you go.To carry the flame is, to let the light shine through your smile.Pass the torch onto everyone you meet, because a smile makes everything light, and makes everyone feel better.StubbornnessWhen someone disbelieves me I usually tend to argue back and try to prove my point to the others but find that I am not able to convince them. Yet I find that the more I talk the less I am listened to. And I only end up getting frustrated. When someone challenges the truth of my words, I need to check within myself if there is something that I can correct or learn. When I learn to do this, instead of being stubborn with what I have to say or blaming others, I find it easy to tolerate.Spiritual Lifestyle – Achieving A BalanceA balanced and fulfilling spiritual life is like a table. It stands on four legs and if one leg is shorter than the others then both balance and equilibrium will be difficult. The four legs or pillars of a spiritual life are given below in the form of four subjects. If any of the subjects is not a part of our lives or is a part of our life, but not to as great an extent as the others, then the overall balance of our spiritual life will be affected adversely (negatively).1. Daily spiritual study (knowledge or gyan)Daily spiritual study provides the right quality of nourishment for our mind and intellect, the two important energies of the soul.2. Daily meditation (spiritual yoga)Daily meditation provides the means to explore, discover and reconnect with oneself and with God.3. The inculcation and development of virtues (dharna)Giving some time each day to the conscious development of our character (virtue) helps to eliminate any negativesanskars or personality characteristics (vices) arid improves our ability to build positive and harmonious relationships. The quality of our relationships is a mirror reflection of ourdharna.4. The service of others (seva)A life purpose based on some kind of service is the foundation of personal growth through the practice of giving. Finding appropriate ways to use our increasing spiritual power and understanding (through the three subjects mentioned above) for the benefit of others is the most satisfying way to use our energy today. It also ensures happiness for the present as well as for the future through accumulation of positive energy in the form of blessings of those who are served.Soul SustenanceLiving Life on the SurfaceIn an ideal situation, the thoughts that run in my mind, should be exactly those that I would like and I want. We do exert this control, that we possess, over our thoughts, but it is not complete and it is only sometimes. The more we become completely engrossed in our daily routine, the more our thoughts tend to become reactions to what goes on outside us. That’s when they go out of control and our lives move in an unfocused way. As a result things don’t work out as we might have desired. Then we develop a habit of blaming other people and circumstances, or we justify our pain by telling ourselves we are not very worthy or powerful enough. Often, these two inner strategies go together. The trouble is, both are cover ups, preventing us from going for a long-term solution.In this way, we tend to live our lives on a very superficial level, without taking the time to find the solution to what is going on wrong inside. Deeper difficulties remain hidden inside. I move from one scene of life to another – eating, watching television, studying in college, getting married, changing jobs, buying a new car or house, etc. without ever stopping. All these are part of living, but if I make them my whole and sole, my foundation, it’s as if I skate across the surface of life without being in touch with the core. As time progresses, an inner shallowness develops. Then the feeling keeps growing inside that ‘there must be more to life than this’. I then, find that my relationships are not working out as I would have hoped and they are lacking in depth. Message for the dayEasy nature makes tasks easy. Expression: The ones with an easy nature constantly think of solutions instead of problems. So such individuals are free from the burden of problems and are constantly contributing to make things easy for themselves and others too. The right environment to bring out the best result is naturally created by them.Experience: When I have an easy nature, I am able to put a full stop in a second with great ease. I am not caught with the waste questions and exclamations. So I am able to enjoy everything that comes my way and move forward constantly with lightness.


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परोपकाराय फलन्ति वृक्षा: परोपकाराय वहन्ति नद्यः।


परोपकाराय दुहन्ति गावः परोपकाराय इदं शरीरम्।।






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” When people hurt you Over and Over think of them as Sand paper.
They Scratch & hurt you, but in the end you are polished and they are finished. ”
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too, can become great."- Mark Twain.

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Nothing is more important


Nothing is More Important than Money…
Except These Things
By Anisa Virji
You know recently when Ukraine was going through a civil conflict it was in the papers everyday. Countries were condemning Russia, sanctioning it, trying to support the country being ravaged, sending in aid money, food, etc.

But then I saw a piece in the paper where Ukrainians said, we don’t want aid. We don’t have much right now, and that’s ok. We will manage. Homes destroyed, livelihoods wiped out, but we will manage. What we want is peace. We cannot live without peace. That is all they asked of the international community.

All the money in the world cannot replace a feeling of peace. It is why millionaires are chasing after life coaches, Richard Gere came to India to connect with the Dalai Lama, Tom Cruise adopted scientology, Deepak Chopra is a celebrity guru, and obviously over here we all have our personal favourite swamis, babas and gurujis.

We all really just want a little a little piece of peace.

Peace of mind. We are willing to give away vast amounts of wealth for it. But often we lose it while chasing massive amounts of wealth. An odd situation.

This got me wondering what else I’m losing everyday that I will one day wish I could pay to get back.
We all need a little piece of peace

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Health, the greatest of wealths

Right now, as I sit here typing this out, I’m trying to ignore a mild throbbing in my upper back. You could pay me a million rupees for this article or you could say I’ll take away that niggling pain from your back, and I would choose the latter.

Physical pain and discomfort can just ruin the joy of little things… every day things. I write for a living but sitting here at a computerwriting everyday is slowly killing me.

This is something money can’t fix. I’d pay someone to fix it but they can’t.

Love, it’s quite the drug

Do you know why Mark Zuckerberg, the man who invented Facebook, invented it? Not to get rich or famous orbecome an entrepreneur. He was in love with a girl and he wanted to get her attention.

Your motivation for everything you work for – success, money, security, is probably the same. You do it for the love of your family. But are you valuing this love enough?

Parents who work long hours and are unable to spend enough time with their children say, ‘I did it to give you everything you would ever need or want in life. I did it for you.’

But what children, and spouses, and loved ones really need is more time together. Maybe sacrifice a little of that time and money, to give more space in your life to love. I promise it’ll be worth your while, it’s one thing worth more than money.

The unforgiving ticking of time

Time is unforgiving. Once past, it can never be brought back. And yet, we are often far more careless with our time than with our money. We think twice about spending money, analysing expenses with complex precision, make sure we get value for every rupee … we are quite the paisa vasool culture.

But we throw time around as though it is an unlimited resource. It is not.

Ask the parent who didn’t pay enough attention to his child, now a sullen teenager uninterested in being seen with his parents. Ask the athlete who feels the end of his career nearing, no longer young enough to be at the top of his game. Ask the woman who spent one too many years chasing career goals, and missed the deadline for bearing a child.

Time, once past, can never return. Give it due respect.

Experiences and the memories they birth

Do you remember the last time you caught up with your old college pals. What did you guys talk about? I’m guessing there was a series of anecdotes starting with the words, ‘Remember when…

Arre yaad hai (remember) when we snuck out of the hostel and jumped over the walls into the library at night and rearranged all the books? Or whatever masti and tomfoolery you were up to those days…

You didn’t talk about how much you make or what you own. Yes, you carry around your sleek gadgets and perhaps show a thing or two off, maybe even throw in the brand of your new car into conversation.

But that’s not what really brings you to the pure hearty laughter that a ‘remember when…‘ story can bring. The memories of those ‘college ke din‘ are irreplaceable. The memories from your honeymoon, the first time your child said mama, the first time you jumped into the deep blue ocean with an oxygen tank and discovered you could breathe under water… priceless.

And it’s not just me saying that. Psychological research suggests that when you spend money to buy things the happiness you derive from them is short-term. But when you spend on experiences, the memories that are created give you a lifetime of happiness.

Bus yaadein reh jaati hai … memories live on… so go ahead create some more… they are more important than money.

Personal Satisfaction

‘A job well done is its own reward,’ the saying goes.

One of the greatest incentives that drives us is striving to be the best. Bonus and remuneration are nice incentives, the need for money keeps us going, motivates us to do a good job. But it doesn’t drive us to greatness. That is something that comes from within – the need to achieve mastery.

As Mahatma Gandhi said. ‘Infinite striving to be the best is man’s duty; it is its own reward.’

We can see this in some of the leaders of our society. Azim Premji, the founder of Wipro, recognized nationwide for being a simple man, clearly didn’t do it for the money. Narayana Murthy, another captain of industry, believes in ethical business. ‘A clear conscience is the softest pillow in the world,’ he is known to have said.

Personal satisfaction from doing the best job you can, from doing the right thing, and giving it your all, is worth more than money (even if money is always a nice added bonus).

Common Sense

Ok obviously, since what I do is peddle common sense I think it’s more important than money. But you have to admit, it has great value. It teaches you to deal with whatever situation life throws at you. But since I’m always writing to you about it I won’t go on and on here.

So that’s my list of things that matter more than money. I’m not trying to under value money. It is crucial to provide the foundation of a good life. But it’s really just the means to an end. That end is happiness. And this is a list of things that bring lasting happiness.

Is there anything on your list I didn’t get in here? Do write about it… everyday I hope to put more on my list of happinesses.



परोपकाराय फलन्ति वृक्षा: परोपकाराय वहन्ति नद्यः।


परोपकाराय दुहन्ति गावः परोपकाराय इदं शरीरम्।।






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” When people hurt you Over and Over think of them as Sand paper.
They Scratch & hurt you, but in the end you are polished and they are finished. ”
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too, can become great."- Mark Twain.

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Lines of Immortality…..by immortals/Legends…EXCELENT


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Subject: Lines of Immortality……..EXCELENT

Throughout history, clever minds have delivered lines which send shivers down the spines of mere mortals. These are some of the best . . .

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परोपकाराय फलन्ति वृक्षा: परोपकाराय वहन्ति नद्यः।


परोपकाराय दुहन्ति गावः परोपकाराय इदं शरीरम्।।






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h.gifa.gifr.gifi.gifh.gifa.gifr.gifa.gifn.gifk.gif ( hari krishnamurthy K. HARIHARAN)"

” When people hurt you Over and Over think of them as Sand paper.
They Scratch & hurt you, but in the end you are polished and they are finished. ”
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too, can become great."- Mark Twain.

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Fenugreek leaves stir fry brown rice


Chitra's Healthy Kitchen

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About:

This is healthy and flavorful rice made with fresh fenugreek leaves and tossed in spices. This rice dish is perfect for light meal/ packed lunch.

Health Benefits:

Iron-rich fenugreek leaves are combined with tomatoes which are rich in vitamin c and brown rice is used for additional fiber touch which is beneficial for diabetic friendly.

Fenugreek or methi leaves are very rich in vitamins and minerals and they get easily absorbed by the body. Some major ingredients include calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and dietary fiber in its naturally occurring form as in other vegetables

Enjoy this healthy nutritious meal.

Serves: 2-3
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

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