Just wanted to note down that
Mac tablet will be thinner than Macbook Air, Kindle and other thinnest gadgets available today. It may have thinness compared to gloss sheet or presentation transparent sheets which were used in 90's.
My 2 cents.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Saturday, January 31, 2009
What it feels, when an individual takes next giant leap into his/her future. It is the hardwork, smartness, learning, risk-embrace attitude. As usual it can not be smooth start, but take all of them as learning hard way process that makes a person stronger and confident. Opportunities are created by people themselves. Sometimes they are presented, and then they are grown by these people themselves. So it is religion of everyone to work towards their goal and aspirations. Mediocre don’t have aspirations but only desires. Desires can be compromised but aspirations cannot be compromised. A person will live and breathe his/her aspirations. Definitely bind your aspiration with your near ones and dear ones. It cannot be bigger than family. A balance between personal life and professional aspirations is a must for happy and content life. I fully believe that we don’t know the path we’ll go on to achieve our goals but we’ll achieve our goals. God helps a person achieve his goals but path has to be left upto him.
Some Swami Vivekananda quotes on this:“The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.”
“Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.”
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are produced.”“We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act.”
“Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.”
“It is our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thought make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light. First, believe in this world, that”
“If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.”
“The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves!”
“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.”
India After Gandhi.
Its fat book when you pick up but cant keep down until last page. I read it straight through one day while I was on plane. School or colleges never showed Indian history after 1947. India won independence.. Tryst with destiny... Partition. Chapter finished. Social Sciences (History is over).
I think our parent's generation is responsible for not progressing this part of history to us. On the other hand I think they are not entirely to be blamed. People tend not to think of their life as history. Same for that generation.
Generation which was born in 1940's or very early 1950 for them these events are non-historical. Its part of their lives. They saw 50's,60's, 70's politics and India. They shaped the country with the events. For them, it is continuation of their present in reverse direction. History teaches lesson but in present you keep acting. The politics (I wont go in details), they have seen it all. Controversies, dramas, headlines, rise and fall, movements have been part of their life, so they are not perturbed as much with today's happening and today's youth commotion.
But what fears me most is the following: With this generation gone, do we have good historians who have captured 50,60, 70 times so that our generation and coming one will understand what India was and how it transformed rather than looking through microscopic lens of some media sensational headlines. I feel remorse that our parents haven't shared deeply with us about the issues of their childhood, youth at (country/state/city level) with us in details to make us feel valued of progress or changes in last 50 - 60 years. They have remained engrossed in our upbringing and making everything right for us. But in that upbringing they forgot to teach us how that time was. What were major turning events? etc. My father gives my tidbits by throwing some names when he was kid or young. I search on wikipedia and get shocked that what I think is today a major issue has large shaded of something as controversial and dynamic some 30 - 40 years ago.
I dont think our generation will ever count Mandal commission/babri masjid/economic liberalization as history. They are major events of our life and we will keep moving with them. Generation after 20 - 30 years may think of these events as history. How many kids who were in colleges or schools in north india during 1989 - 1993 remember the agitation, self immolation, banning of india-today issue for mandal commission. We'll say "it was the time".
I am not commenting if events are good or bad, but their impact. Like in the book, fight of indian classical music and film inspired music is so fascinating. People who helped migrants after partition had the strength which makes me bow my head to those nameless servants of my country. Single person who reshaped map of india (Linguistic), first CEC, countless other people, concept to create of big state enterprises to make social impact of unity and integrity. IAS exam is big thing today but what about people who competed in it during those years and got rejected in final interviews, which is very less today.
IIMA, who remembers in general public about first GM of HLL (now unilever), who brought that concept or other numerous industry leaders. Its not only Tatas or Ambanis or Nirma or Birla. There are many countless industry leaders and philosophisies which have been implemented in India and reshaped the country.