Monday, October 30, 2006

Volvo Bus

I travelled by Volvo bus few times. I know how it looks like. Recently, in bangalore, BMTC introduced volvo city buses. After looking at the bus, I wondered how it is Volvo bus, because it looks completely different. After few seconds, I got the answer.

The answer is, "API is same, but the UI is different". ;)

Friday, October 27, 2006

Change your thoughts, not the way you live

A Master and disciple were returning from a temple to their ashram.

They were passing by the sea shore, when they heard a female voice crying for help. She was drowning. The Master saw this and immediately jumped into the water, swam caught hold of the lady and saved her. The disciple was watching the whole act.

When the Master lifted the lady out of the water she was literally half naked. The Master made her lie down. After she came to her senses in a few minutes, they left her there and walked back.

It was a two hours walk to the ashram.

The disciple asked his Master - "We both are Sanyasis and leading a life of renunciation. Was it proper on your part to lift that beautiful young lady literally half naked condition. Can a Sanyasin touch Women like that?".

The Master asked - "When did I save that women?".

Disciple said - "Two hours ago".

The Master replied - "I lifted her out of the water and dropped her two hours back. I have also dropped the thought that I had saved her from the sea. You have not lifted her, but even after two hours, you have not dropped the thought. You have been carrying this for more than two hours ".

This story shows it is not the action, but what you carry inwardly that counts. People are so ignorant that they give importance only to the outer, external things and not the internal.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Good deeds never go unrewarded

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved. "I want to repay you," said the nobleman. "You saved my son's life." "No, I can't accept payment for what I did," the Scottish farmer replied, waving off the offer.

At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel "Is that your son?" the nobleman asked. "Yes," the farmer replied proudly. "I'll make you a deal. Let me take him and give him a good education. If the lad is anything like his father, he'll grow to be a man you can be proud of." And that he did. In time, Farmer Fleming's son graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.

Years afterward, the nobleman's son was stricken with pneumonia. What saved him? Penicillin.
The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill.
His son's name? Sir Winston Churchill.

Someone once said: What goes around comes around.

Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt.