Sunday, July 7, 2013

Guide to a Better Life

Guide to a Better Life

Randy Pausch, 47 yrs old Computer Science lecturer from Carnegie Mellon University, died of pancreatic cancer in 2008.Before his death, he wrote a book 'The last lecture" , one of thebestsellers in 2007. What a legacy to leave behind... In a letter to hiswife and his children, he wrote this beautiful "guide to a better life"for his wife and children to follow.


1. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what theirjourney is all about.

2. Don't have negative thoughts of things you cannot control.Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

3. Don't over do; keep your limits.

4. Don't take yourself so seriously; no one else does.

5. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.

6. Dream more while you are awake.

7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..

8. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner of his/hermistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.

9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.

10. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

13. Smile and laugh more.

14. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.


15. Call your family often

16. Each day give something good to others

17. Forgive everyone for everything

18. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6

19. Try to make at least three people smile each day

20. What other people think of you is none of your business

21. Your job will not take care of you when you are sick. Your familyand friends will. Stay in touch.


22. Put GOD first in anything and everything that you think, say and do.

23. GOD heals everything

24. Do the right things

25. However good or bad a situation is, it will change

26. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up

27. The best is yet to come

28. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful

29. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it

30. If you know GOD you will always be happy. So, be happy.


Paying Guest Experience.

Hi Folks, here I am sharing some Not so Unique Experience , because most of the students/ Engineers and Software professionals have experienced this, the moment they get Location Transfer. The first main challenge itself is searching for a good Paying Guest accomodation.Trust me its not so easy I had to change 4 Rooms, in search of getting something reasonable. The first room was very horrible... this was the day when I was first introduced to bed Bugs. The owner unecessarily took  1000 Rs as advance and made me suffer for 2 days.  I shouted at him the third day for not keeping the room clean and worst of all the bathroom  and when I started asking for 1000 rs back, he said it wont be possible and he started backfiring as if I owe him something.For the first time I Came to know why he is Ugly..because of his Karma. I took all my luggage which is almost like lifting a heavy rock and  started  searching near to Brookfield ,where I saw an  Posh Society with full of amenities , but to my misfortune The fat woman owner told me to pay 6000 advance +Rent 6000+500 advance for the first day. I payed 500 and started calculating how much savings will happen how much will i be able to spend and how much il be able to send,I saw my entire Salary going. The very next day I started pondering my area  checking for some cheap room and while searching, a thought came in my mind that a friend of mine is staying here I called him and came to know that he is paying only 3700 and its near to his room only. After coming to his room only I came to know about his little evil plan, he wanted to get rid of one of his  irritating bald room mate who liked to take bath without soap and his hairfall was  very much visible on the floor.But here was another twist, I had to pay 80,000 Rs. to that room mate that he has given to the main owner, so that he can leave without questioning for the security deposit.That was really horrible experience, I felt that my own friend is using the very next day , I left him and since then I never saw him again.Fortunatly , I have taken all my luggage to my friends house and now I safely went to that fat lady's house to get my 500 Rs Back.. She started giving me big lecture.

"I trust you , you trust me.... U good, I good.. U bad I bad", fat lady replied.
"Ok ok ", I replied.
"Now you need to pay 6000 or else yout luggage stays here", fat lady replied.
"Ok, Il pay you, let me get it from the ATM", I replied.
As i was about to leave she saw that my luggage is already gone and she informed the security to stop me on the Gateway.5-6 sercurity guards holded me to the exit point , as if I stole something. I theathened the security to call the Police.Looking at my angry face and at my tone the security got scared and let me go.

After sometime I shifted to a Bengali PG , paying 6000.Unfortunately my roommate was a Smoker and I warned him that I dont want his smoke to breathe in the room as I am also paying the rent.From that day he stopped smoking. But as time went by, I felt as if he is ordering me , like close the door , keep your mobile volume low etc, but I took it lightly. The very next day he was browsing his Laptop late night and I had office the very next day, I was expecting him to switch of f the light  by 11:30 pm but this went on  till 1 Am  in the night. Loosing my patience, I shouted at him and forcibly shut down the light , again he switched it on and I simply slapped him out of rage. The Owner came, the lad also being a bengali, he supported him very much and threathened me not to touch our Bengali brothers.My first slap has changed him very much :P he used to switch off light by 10:30 PM and do his work in his laptop. After six months , I moved to One Reddy's PG which was  a 20 minute away from my office.The PG is brand new and as of now , I am enjoying staying there except for the Telugu guy who lacks Sense of  Understanding, by keeping Telugu Movie/Songs in High volume without caring if others are getinng disturbed.If i on the other hand do the same thing , he will start giving a big lecture.Here also he forced me to have a Verbal fight, from that moment he is quite, even I avoid speaking with him else he will take me for granted and start speaking nonsence.
I guess almost many people must have experienced this.Please share yours if you feel that yours is somewhat interesting then mine  :D

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Auto Raja Transforming India

Auto Raja today showed the difference between Living life and Leading Life.A convict for 30 years and now transforming nation by driving Rickshaw and helping...those who needs the most.His ways are Simple yet a very Strong personality of India.Riding Rickshaw's on the streets of Bangalore helping the destitues.He confesses himself that he used to steal from his parents to drink and watch Movies and once even stole Mangalsutra. He did many wrong thing being under wrong company.He was thrown out of his house and later on used to stay on Streets, Railway stations ..Below are the videos that will definetly inspire thousands of people around the globe.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Managing Change...

Change is a part of life. Not all changes are improvement, but is mandatory for one to grow. Don't settle being in for a comfortable zone , as being comfortable is one of the most dangerous zone that will hinder your growth. Try out new things, start taking calculative risks. Either if you succeed or fail , take it as an experience and keep on upgrading yourself everyday. Take one step at a time. Its like accumulating small amount of money everyday in your bank and one day you reap the benefits from the compounded interest rate and all of the sudden you are rich. Life is meant to be rich by itself. Invest your energy in something new , that will help you grow, even in your sufferings.  Accumulate pain and channelize it in a proper format. Giving up is easy. Getting things done needs persistence, patience and willpower. Today, I am learning new things and believe me its not an easy thing to do but once you get used to it, youl be the best with the least competitors... I wish you all the best Managing change in your Lives 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

No Free Lunch

You dont get something for nothing.You might find  the easy way out , which really will end up being the tougher way(No Exception). Getting Something will be time-consuming, you might take time to analyze things and it will be painful. You need to have patience to get work done. You need to take calculated -risks and risks does not mean behaving irresponsibly. In life not making an attempt is often a bigger mistake than making the attempt and failing. At times problems will be so big that you simply feel that quitting is the easiest way out. People fail not because  they lack knowledge  or talent but because    they quit. Be brave for 10 more minutes and you'll be surprised with your own end results. Learn from your past mistakes and dont hesitate on/from making mistakes and  become the superior person from within. No matter how many times you fail to get your Lunch, always remember failure is just a detour and not a dead end. It will delay your outcome and experience is the name we give to our mistakes. Gain knowledge from experience. The more you gain knowledge the more you will realise the fact that "What areas you are ignorant in". A person who thinks he knows everything has most to learn. Ignorant people dont know that "they dont know".  Realise the areas you are ignorant, be willing to work on it and learn more from your experience.

Always remember in life there is no Free Lunch, you will always have to work for it to attain it.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The IT Crowd

I was on a call with one of my Collegue as there was some X issue, some Client was facing and suddenly what I Heard in the background was like "Vishal doesnot do any Work simply writing big mails".I felt bad at that moment, the one who trained me and was friendly with me was talking like this behind my back.I was dumbstruck.Also scared as he was the Senior and would influence other Senior Members on that.

As you know what people say "An Eye on eye makes the whole World blind".

 Then i looked at one of my Sticky Notes, i kept on my cubicle: "What Others think about you, is none of my Busniess"

That was easy to see on a piece of paper, but at that moment of time, I was having difficulty digesting those sentence. The Person whom I respected a lot, who trained me was talking like this about me.It was wrong ,he was wrong to say that.Whatever Job was given to me I do it promptly in my Domain, mistakes are involved, but who doesn't make mistakes ? Mistakes are what makes you learn.I didn't confront him, as I know he has seen me and knows the real me.

Its stings when people talk like that or when you dont get the credit for your Work.I have learnt it the hard way.But whatever goes around comes around. The moment I rethink about that scenario, I say to myself forget it , he must have his own reasons to say it.Maybe its his way of releasing stress, blaming on others,Maybe he is doing twice or thrice the work as I am ...God knows what. But this is not the first time.I have seen this many times, with differnt kinds of people.I wouldn't mind if a fool is talking like that, but i wouldn't expect a Guy with an  good Experience in his Domain talking like this.

I have forgotten about it and I still consider him as a good friend /good mentor of mine as he tells we What right things to do. I know I am doing my work , giving my 100% and getting wiser with experience.The reason I meant to share this with my dear Readers is because I want people to know that whatever you say good or bad is  going to effect you and others around you .Maybe either Inspire you or throw you  or others in a deep pit.One should not care what others have to say about you.

I know i know , its difficult, pretty much like waking up in the early Morning, but once you master this and control your Sub Concious Mind. You can accomplish anything in life :)

Sunday, May 27, 2012


Every second our mind is attracting something and grasping knowledge from it, whether it be long term or short term.We go to School, then College then other higher college upgrading ourselves, just with one aim to get a good Paygrade. We are so mechanical these days that we dont want to reason out what we are learning or whether it will be of any use.We do it get some degrees...But we donot understand that without degree also we can gain immense knowledge we just need to be aware of our surroundings.You can be an expert in Networking/Programming/Engineering/Medicine or whatever you want to,  and for that initially you will have to study each and every single word... and each and every single word you are reading should be fun for you ... you should have this "Ahhaaa" moment as if you found some missing piece of puzzle..Just because you did completed your  MBBS doesnot necessarily make you a good Doctor...It is the quality of experience you had doing so.The worst and the best experience both counts.If you have never experienced worst things in life, then you never got a chance to get strong.If you never made mistakes, you never approached things differently.I am not saying to reinvent the Wheel, unless you are doing some Homework assignment or you want to have a closer look on How the Wheel works, Make learning fun, make it understandable.If you get stuck somewhere, take a break.. Always remember its the Quality of Education that counts.