Archive for January, 2007
Sunday morning: News paper arrives; we see an attractive “special offer” for Pizza from a well known brand.
Evening: We decide to order some Pizza
We dial up, order, time is 7:30 P.M; we are ready for the feast
We are still waiting……. My little friend says how he would have flown like “Krissh” and brought the Pizza and we still waiting….
We call up the restaurant, the guy says Pizza is on the way………
We are watching 8:30 news……. Pizza yet to come…….
At last Pizza arrives……
We question the delivery boy for coming late, he is speechless.
We open the box, gets a shock!!!!!!!!!
We see a hapless Pizza,
How to live a life without Internet????
Here are SEVEN ways……..
Pick up a phone. Put a voice to the names of business contacts you have known for years but never met or spoken to by phoning instead of emailing. Alternatively arrange a meeting over coffee. Hearing a voice or seeing a face is a far better way to build confidence, which can only benefit your career.
Use your legs. The world of instant messaging and e-mail has created workplaces in which no one speaks to each other – where orders, reports, requests are sent via the Internet. This may save you time but the consequences can also be bad for your health. Try instead using your legs – get up from your chair, take a walk around the office and talk to your colleagues.
In addition to building relationships, those extra steps and rest periods away from your desk will burn calories, rest tired eyes, stretch muscles and avoid strain which in the long term can result in bad backs and eye strain.
Go to the library. An online search may be fast and effortless, but there is nothing like a reference library to make you really appreciate the world of knowledge. Surround yourself in books and get a taste of what it was like to engross yourself in research before the Internet. The process is far more challenging and rewarding.
Write a letter. If you want to say something and can’t do it in person, there is no better way than a letter. A good letter will be kept for years. Lisa Matthewman, a psychologist at the University of Westminster, says many people find it easier to express their emotions on paper. This form of communication is more appreciated by the person on the receiving end. “It is a very warm gesture and women in particular appreciate them,” she said.
Rediscover the art of conversation. Use the time away from chat rooms and game sites to talk and play with your children, or just to have a family meal together. Resurrect board games, go for a movie, a walk – enjoy some quality time with your family.
Go shopping. With Internet shopping becoming more popular, there may come a day when it’s not the done thing to go to the mall. Make the most of window shopping rather than browsing, go try on clothes, flick through and feel the weight of a book before buying, handle real cash or simply wander around one of the markets and take in the sights, sounds and smells.
Enjoy the freedom. A survey commissioned by Hewlett Packard last year claimed office workers spent more time – an average of four hours a day – talking to friends online and messaging than they did actually working.
Are we Machines ?????
Are you ready for this? Have a look at this!!!!
Am started saving money for this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
so when are you getting one???
K.P. Namboodiri’s “Dantadhavanachoornam”
In one of my previous post, about my childhood memories, I did mentioned about my grandfather. He was affected by Parkinson’s disease. His disease left a strong image in me that even after years, when I saw the opening ceremony of Atlanta Olympics, the image of Mohammad Ali, affected by the same disease, struggling to light the games torch, brought back memories of my grandpa.
Another strong association of my memories of grandpa is rather unusual one, K.P. Namboodiri’s “Dantadhavanachoornam”, in modest terms, a brand of Tooth powder. It was my grandpa who introduced me to K.P. Namboodiri’s brand and he was a strong advocate of this brand. I should admit that I stopped using the product long back and conveniently switched to Tooth paste.Years passed and I almost forgot K.P. Namboodiri’s.
Now my younger brother, who is with me, uses the same K.P. Namboodiri’s Tooth powder. I don’t know how he switched over from toothpaste to toothpowder. During my last trip to Kerala, he asked me to buy one tin of same brand. Seeing me buying “Dantadhavanachoornam”, my friend also bought one tin of this brand. He said that he was a regular user of this brand and some how lost in touch with this product.
Now this brand has undergone a lot of changes in packaging. The old sober and not so attractive look has gone. Present packaging is more stylish, trendy and handy also.
As Old habits die hard, can we say old brands die hard?
‘TIME’ Magazine on its special issue,“60 years of Asian heroes”, featured Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. As per Time, he is “the greatest living exponent of his craft”. I have my own doubts. The magazine went on saying how Don Bradman, the legendary Australian cricketer, saw similarities in his and Sachin’s play.
Now the issue is not how great is (read was) Sachin but his relevance in the present Indian Cricket team.
The ICC World cup is round the corner and a billion hearts beating hard, is Sachin capable of bringing back the World Cup? Or audience in West Indies will get a chance to emulate the Mumbai crowd and boo him?
What’s his role in the Team?
A senior player who set stds for others to follow?
A moral supporter?
Or just one among 11?
When Andre Agassi, American Tennis Player, retired from professional Tennis media went on asking
Whether Sachin will do what Agassi did?God only knows……. It’s not all over yet……
TreeGoats or Goatrees…….?
Have a look!