Monday, 28 September 2009
Monday, 21 September 2009
I'm jus' looking to have my share of Biryani from a few of my juniors and yea few of them were so sweet willing to get some veg. biryani for me , me being a pure veggi :)
I would be glad to hear your Eid experiences and what eid means to you .
P.S. I guess this is the longest time I have stayed away from my blogspace (almost close to 2 weeks) .. not that I don' have anything to write but its more of me lacking the drive to log in to blogger and make a post ..
As I think it jus' gets me wondering that I hardly do anythin apart from college work these days .. This is really not a very good sign .. I guess it would be a lil hard for me to get into my regular day to day blogging .. but I still will make it a point to make a post a day whatever it may be .. I desperately wanna be here, since blogging has become a part of my life and so have all my blogger friends and also for the fact that I love to identify myself as a blogger :)
Monday, 7 September 2009
An emperor in the Far East was growing old and knew it was time to choose his successor. Instead of choosing one of his assistants or his children, he decided something different. He called young people in the kingdom together one day. He said, "It is time for me to step down and choose the next emperor. I have decided to choose one of you."
The kids were shocked! But the emperor continued. "I am going to give each one of you a seed today. One very special seed. I want you to plant the seed, water it and come back here after one year from today with what you have grown from this one seed. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next emperor!"
One boy named Ling was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly told his mother the story. She helped him get a pot and planting soil, and he planted the seed and watered it carefully. Every day he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other youths began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow.
Ling kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew. 3 weeks, 4 weeks, 5 weeks went by. Still nothing. By now, others were talking about their plants but Ling didn't have a plant, and he felt like a failure. Six months went by, still nothing in Ling's pot. He just knew he had killed his seed.
Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Ling didn't say anything to his friends, however. He just kept waiting for his seed to grow.
A year finally went by and all the youths of the kingdom brought their plants to the emperor for inspection. Ling told his mother that he wasn't going to take an empty pot. But honest about what happened, Ling felt sick to his stomach, but he knew his mother was right. He took his empty pot to the palace. When Ling arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other youths. They were beautiful in all shapes and sizes. Ling put his empty pot on the floor and many of the other kinds laughed at him. A few felt sorry for him and just said, "Hey nice try."
When the emperor arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted the young people. Ling just tried to hide in the back. "What great plants, trees and flowers you have grown," said the emperor. "Today, one of you will be appointed the next emperor!" All of a sudden, the emperor spotted Ling at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered his guards to bring him to the front. Ling was terrified. "The emperor knows I'm a failure! Maybe he will have me killed!"
When Ling got to the front, the Emperor asked his name. "My name is Ling," he replied. All the kids were laughing and making fun of him. The emperor asked everyone to quiet down. He looked at Ling, and then announced to the crowd, "Behold your new emperor! His name is Ling!" Ling couldn't believe it. Ling couldn't even grow his seed. How could he be the new emperor?
Then the emperor said, "One year ago today, I gave everyone here a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds, which would not grow. All of you, except Ling, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Ling was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new emperor!"
So be careful what you plant now, It will determine what you will reap tomorrow, The seeds you now scatter, Will make life worse or better, your life or the ones who will come after. Yes, someday, you will enjoy the fruits, or you will pay for the choices you plant today.
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Friday, 4 September 2009
Internet , now a house hold name in most parts of the world was first used in University of California, Los Angeles when two computers passed test data through a 15 foot long grey cable. It was then called ARPANET and was widely used by the Department of Defence in the United States. But now, right from toddler to senior citizens everyone s got something to do with the Internet.
My Internet story
I'm happy to be in the Internet age , the time it got popular and the way it has turned out to be an incredible part of all our lives. I was first introduced to the internet when I was in my 3rd grade, when my dad and mom used to spend long evenings trying to connect to the internet and I used to fall asleep in my mom s lap since it used to take so long to connect (definetly not less than half an hour). It used to feel like celebration if we could actually get our laptop connected to the internet.
I started using the internet all by myself when in 6th grade when a friend of mine in class asked me if I had a mail ID ?? I knew my parents had one , so that evening when I got back I asked my dad to help me create a mail ID and that was the start . Those days we had vsnl connection and my parents let me know the username and password so I could check my mails when required. Since then most of my saturday afternoons were spent pondering over the internet .. those were times when online chatting was getting popular .. And I remember spending hours together in various chat rooms .. Thou' not directly but indirectly these time spent chatting with random strangers has helped in so many ways ..
Then came our own social networking, blogging, tweets .. what more ??? Now , for years together I don' remember a single day I haven't been using the internet .. Hats off to the inventors, this I consider to be one of the greatest inventions of my time :) A very happy bday Internet , may you rock as always !