The Simple Dr. Abdul Kalam I Knew

The news of the death of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam came as a shock to every Indian today. I could not believe the news for a long time and prayed it to be a hoax. But my prayers were never answered and I realised, that great man was no more.

As I sat back and thought about Dr. Kalam, I recollected something that he said during one of his student interaction programmes. It was 2nd February, 2011 and he was at Gauhati University to deliver the ‘V. Venkata Rao Memorial Lecture’. Anyone who has attended his student interaction programmes knows about the ‘Questioning and Interactive Session’ that he holds after delivering his lecture, every time. Students were asked to put forward questions to Dr. Kalam, which he would answer after his lecture. I and my friends jotted down a few questions, which were answered very briefly and crisply, leaving no further doubt. It was during that session when someone from the crowd stood up and asked him something like “How to be the second Abdul Kalam?”.
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Are You Being Too Social?

Being social is good, but being too social is definitely harmful if you do not know how to maintain your checks and balances. Let me explain it like this:

Look at yourself. Are you too social? If yes, then you have a lot of friends you care about. You share your joys and sorrows with them. You won’t be lonely when you are sad, as having so many friends, there will always be a bunch of friends who’ll Continue reading “Are You Being Too Social?”

The Magical Creed

The Magical Creed   Last night, while going through a book by Napoleon Hill, I found this interesting creed which was written by a woman for her husband. The woman asked her husband to sign the creed and hang it in front of him where he could see it all day long while at his work. The man did as directed, followed the creed and later became a very successful businessman. I liked the creed and wanted to share it with you. Here is a copy of the creed:

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Honest people DO EXIST!

    We live in a world of thugs. If you are not careful, you are most likely to be cheated by someone. Many say that good and honest people have almost become extinct. But something happened today, that made me realise that honest people do exist.

    It was around noon that I and a friend of mine entered a restaurant for lunch. We ordered our food and got engrossed in a conversation regarding our work. A bit later, we switched Continue reading “Honest people DO EXIST!”

Why Do I Blog?

I have started blogging earlier this year. And ever since I have started blogging, I have been getting a lot of questions like “What is blogging?”, “Why do you blog?”, “What does one get by blogging?” and so on. So, I have decided to write this post regarding blogging, why one blogs and what blogging means to me.

According to some websites, blogging is an interactive form of publishing content on the internet. It can be developed into a hobby (like I have done) or it can be just a casual or occasional delight. Let me begin with a few simple and basic questions before I get to the central part of this post.

What is a blog?

Wikipedia says, A blog is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and  consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first)”. Yes, that’s what a blog is. It is a platform where one gets to express his or her ideas publicly on the internet. A blog may be a site where one publishes writings like articles, poems, short stories etc. or it can be a site where one publishes their photographs, cooking recipes, lifestyle methods and so on.

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A Walk In The Greens

It was yesterday afternoon, after my classes got over. I had nothing to do then, except going back to my hostel and have a nap as usual. That was when I decided to do something different. Why not explore the vicinity of the University?

I crossed the highway and headed towards the road leading to the Professors’ Colony. As I entered the colony, my eyes began opening wider and wider with every step I took. The ambience of Continue reading “A Walk In The Greens”