Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Five Principles of Water

When I was still in school (mid 80's), my dad shared this piece of document which he had got from a colleague in Japan. Since then I have used it has my business philosophy.

THE FIVE PRINCIPLES OF WATER

#1 Moving of itself, water moves other things.
- In Business, never wait for others to move. By moving first you will better influence the final result.

#2 Seeking always to move on its own path, water does not stop.
- Constantly look for technological improvements to stay ahead. Once started on any project continue to aim for completion even when little progress is evident.

#3 Being pure itself, water cleanses filth of other things.
- Your personal ethics and honesty should be obvious to those you meet with and should be pure enough to permeate them.

#4 Flowing over obstacles as they are encountered, water increases its power a hundredfold.
- Always strive to overcome problems regardless of how daunting they appear. Overcoming today’s problems will provide much better capability to solve tomorrow’s.

#5 Filling the great and boundless oceans, evaporating to moisture, becoming rain or changing into snow, and freezing to become a sparkling mirror, water still does not lose its basic nature.
- During progress towards any business goal, conditions may change and dictate different approaches or alternative solutions. These do not change the basic objective of final success.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Friday, April 10, 2009

Love by Roy Croft

Use to listen to it in when I was in college. Found it again :) I love you Not only for what you are, But for what I am When I am with you. I love you, Not only for what You have made of yourself, But for what You are making of me. I love you For the part of me That you bring out; I love you For putting your hand Into my heaped-up heart And passing over All the foolish, weak things That you can't help Dimly seeing there, And for drawing out Into the light All the beautiful belongings That no one else had looked Quite far enough to find I love you because you Are helping me to make Of the lumber of my life Not a tavern But a temple. Out of the works Of my every day Not a reproach But a song. I love you Because you have done More than any creed Could have done To make me good. And more than any fate Could have done To make me happy. You have done it Without a touch, Without a word, Without a sign. You have done it By being yourself. Perhaps that is what Being a friend means, After all.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Love said.........

Love said, 'Lie still and think of me'. Sleep said, 'Close your eyes till break of day'. But Dreams came by, and smilingly gave both to Love and Sleep their way. - Sara Teasdale

Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit. - Kahlil Gibran

There are a million things in the world I want, but all I need is you.

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing. Mignon McLaughlin

Where there is great love, there are always miracles. - Willa Cather

Love can never grow old, Locks may lose their brown and gold, Cheeks may fade and hollow grow, But the hearts that love will know Never winter's frost and chill, Summer's warmth is in them still.

Love works in miracles every day: such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak; making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools; favouring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy. - Marguerite De Valois

You're nothing short of my everything. - Ralph Block

My mind tells me to give up, but my heart won't let me. - Jennifer Tyler

You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her.

Love is like a mountain, Hard to climb, But once you get to the top The view is beautiful. - Daniel Monroe Tuttle

Being deeply loved someone gives you strength, While loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu

Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important. - Lisa Hoffman

To be in love is merely to be In a state of perpetual anesthesia: To mistake an ordinary young man for a Greek god Or an ordinary young woman for a goddess. H.L. Mencken

You will never know true happiness until you have truly loved, and you will never understand what pain really is until you have lost it.

True love is knowing a person's faults, And loving them even more for them.

The person who said: All is fair in love and war, Obviously wasn't the person being hurt! - Neve Campbell

Love is like a knife, it can stab the heart or it can carve wonderful images into the soul that will last a lifetime.

If you say, I love you, then you have already fallen in love with language, which is already a form of break up and infidelity. Jean Baudrillard

Love is like a river, always changing, but always finding you again somewhere down the road. Kelly Elaine

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. - Robert Frost

Love is a moment that lasts forever... Julie Wittey

Real love stories never have endings. - Richard Bach

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Deja Vu & Peace Is All We Need

18 years back, when I was in class 11th, I along with my friend Sandy (Sandeep Sharma) had formed a band called "Futurians".

Back then we had written a song called "Peace is all we need". No clue what inspired Sandy to start writting that song. Today while reading the song to Gamini (gave her all the lyrics we had written at that time couple of days back, as she has also started writing songs now), I just realised words written then is what we saw on the TV during Mumbai Carnage of 26/11. Each and every line reminded me of images seen on TV during those 3 days. Seemed like deja vu.


It reads like a poem written by a kids, but then again that's what we were then :)

Here are the lyrics:

"Peace Is All We Need"
Man is killing a man
We can't live, even if we can
Bodies laid down the lane
I can see it through the window pane
Guns are erected on buildings top
It is the common man being shot
All you can do is scream and shout
You're pulled away by a cop

Chorus
What is the reason behind this
Can't understand at all
All we need is Peace
And peace is all we need

Clothes of people are full of blood
Some are killed and some just hurt
When I walk through empty streets
Blood strains are all I can see
There is so much insecurity
I can't cool down my curiosity
Where are those days of joy and gaiety
But now all I see is inhumanity

Chorus

Flags brought up, flags brought down
Whose the king and whose the clown
You can see the faces with the frown
Its fear gripping the town
Oh God help them if you can
On all the killing there should be ban
Get rid of all this craziness
There should be endless reign of kindness

Chorus

There should be room for everyone
Tomb for all those gone
For them we all mourn
And in despair we walk alone

Chorus