Monday, 24 August 2009

Monday Morning Inspiration # 78

His offsprings are 2 daughters, through whom she had 15 grand children, 30 great grand children and 5 great great grand children. She's the world's fastest woman in the category of above 90 years of age. She holds the world record for the 100m in that category and also in the 400m and 800m in the above 85 category. In a world where people invite diseases by abusing their body and find it so difficult to remain healthy, here she was even at 93 who was given the honour of carrying the olympic torch in Mexico on its way to Athens.

She was a newspaper vendor by profession, delivering the dailes to her customers covering 11km everyday by foot at a brisk pace. It was only then a customer of hers, who has been noticing her asked her to take up running and she did take part in her first race at the age of 80 and won. It was then she started to train with her grandson and won most of the races at the national level in Mexico. She eventually set and broke many world records.

She lifted the spirit of every human in the world by showing that it is never too late to start and win in life. Challenges just don't exist for the one who wants to achieve.

Courtesy: Frozen thoughts

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Saturday, 22 August 2009

Madras Day ..

Chennai the city with a long beautiful coastline along its east coast has the second largest beach in the world - Marina .. This place , the once oh so conservative Madras has grown in to become a super cool Chennai and me having been born and brought up here .. I'm in total love with this place and glad to see the way its evolving in all areas of business ..

Once the land of idlis, dosas , sambar and Sari s is now home to a multitude of restaurant serving a variety of cusines right from Mediteranean, chinese, Italian and also to a bunch of international names MC D , KFC, Pizza Hut ... and also houses numerous boutiques of the famous names from the fashion world ..

Chennai is also known as the Detroit of India - coz of the numerous automobile companies mushrooming in and around this place.

The land which is home to A.R. Rahman, Kamal Hassan, Indira Nooyi etc ..... I'm proud to be a Chennaite . HAppy Madras Day to all Chennaites around the world!

I would be delighted to read about your best time in Chennai from non-Chennaites and also from Chennaites who would like to share your views about this place :)

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Break - ing !

I jus' got back home from college less than half hour back and I'm here off to blogging and checking mails .. This feels like bliss .. the blissfulness is also since I had pani puri on my way back home treating myself to my not so successful cycle test performance . I can't remember the last time I actually spent some quality time jus' for me ... I jus' hope I could get a weekend all by myself but that looks unlikely atleast in the fore seeable future.
For now .....
I'M GOING ON A MOVIE MARATHON starting in a few mins .. I wish I could continue with this for the next few days apart from my time in the college ... lets see :)

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Happy 63rd Independance day ..

A very Happy 63rd Independance day :)
I jus' got back home an hour ago after the flag hoisting ceremony in my flats , it felt good to see most of them in a white attire or the Indian tri color attire with the flag pinned up enjoying the spirit of this day.

I sang the national anthem after so many months , which earlier used to be an everyday routine when in school and it jus' put me to thought as to how many of us actually know the whole meaning .. well I didn't until I found it in the net this morning

National Anthem Lyrics
Jana-gana-mana-adhinayaka, jaya he Bharata-bhagya-vidhata.
Punjab-Sindh-Gujarat-Maratha Dravida-Utkala-Banga Vindhya-Himachala-Yamuna-Ganga Uchchala-Jaladhi-taranga.
Tava shubha name jage, Tava shubha asisa mage, Gahe tava jaya gatha, Jana-gana-mangala-dayaka jaya he Bharata-bhagya-vidhata. Jaya he, jaya he, jaya he, Jaya jaya jaya, jaya he!

The following is Tagore’s English rendering of the anthem :

Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people, dispenser of India’s destiny. Thy name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sind, Gujarat and Maratha, Of the Dravida and Orissa and Bengal; It echoes in the hills of the Vindyas and Himalayas, mingles in the music of Jamuna and Ganges and is chanted by the waves of the Indian Sea. They pray for thy blessings and sing thy praise. The saving of all people waits in thy hand, thou dispenser of India’s destiny. Victory, victory, victory to thee.

Monday, 10 August 2009

WOW ! Whata week its been ..

After a week of bunking classes, skipping lunches, long hours of meetings, planning, coordinating, driving around the city, replying to mails and phone calls, running, jogging , hopping ... and doing almost everything that I could think of I'm SO proud to say CRESSIDA was a super duper hit and so was our event Manuscript - Paper Presentation.

Thou' it wasn't possible for me to be a part of every event , since I had to stick on to my event im so very happy with the way things turned out to be.. Thou' each of us were completley worn out to say the least , the appreciation we got from our staff and participants jus' over shadowed our tired selves.

I think it was during last month - July 09 hat I majorly got to check out so many new restaurants in and around Chennai (all this was partly coz of Cressida - driving around the city to get different work done), this actually inspired me to start a new blog "Eatin out" in which I should be starting to write shortly...

July 09 was one very eventful month in all aspects and would be one that i would always remember as one of the best times of my college days..

I'm yet to transfer pics from my cam .. will do it shortly and there is so much I wanna share with you all here.. (It's jus' recently did I realise that there is some prob. with my camera .. looks like its getting old ;) )

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Happy friendship day!

A very happy friendship day to all my blog buddies .. It has been an amazing day for me thou' it didn't start all that well .. It turned out to be awesome fun .. I had loadsa plans in mind but couldnt really meet all my friends whom i wanted too , but was neverthless fun !