A.A.A.D.D (Just for laughs)

This was forwarded by a close friend and I must say, after a long and hectic day at work, reading this was a relief. 

I don’t now if such a disorder exists in real life or no. Though there are a few instances which we all have faced at some point of time.  Read it all along and enjoy this.

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Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D.
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. 😜
This is how it manifests:
I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway,
I look over at my car and decide it needs washing. 
As I start toward the garage,
I notice mail on the porch table that
I brought up from the mail box earlier.
I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. 
I lay my car keys on the table,
put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table,
and notice that the can is full. 
So, I decide to put the bills back
on the table and take out the garbage first.
But then I think,
since I’m going to be near the mailbox
when I take out the garbage anyway,
I may as well pay the bills first.
I take my cheque book off the table,
and see that there is only one cheque left.
My extra cheques are in my desk in the study,
so I go inside the house to my desk where
I find the can of Coke I’d been drinking. 
I’m going to look for my checks,
but first I need to push the Coke aside
so that I don’t accidentally knock it over.
The Coke is getting warm,
and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke,
a vase of flowers on the counter
catches my eye–they need water.
I put the Coke on the counter and
discover my reading glasses that
I’ve been searching for all morning.
I decide I better put them back on my desk,
but first I’m going to water the flowers.
I set the glasses back down on the counter,
fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote.
Someone left it on the kitchen table.
I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV,
I’ll be looking for the remote,
but I won’t remember that it’s on the kitchen table,
so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs,
but first I’ll water the flowers.
I pour some water in the flowers,
but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.
So, I set the remote back on the table,
get some towels and wipe up the spill.
Then, I head down the hall trying to
remember what I was planning to do. 
At the end of the day:
the car isn’t washed
the bills aren’t paid
there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter
the flowers don’t have enough water,
there is still only 1 cheque in my cheque book,
I can’t find the remote,
I can’t find my glasses,
and I don’t remember what I did with the car keys.
Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today,
I’m really baffled because I know I was busy all day,
and I’m really tired.
I realize this is a serious problem,
and I’ll try to get some help for it,
but first I’ll check my e-mail….
Do me a favor.
Forward this message to everyone you know,
because I don’t remember who I’ve sent it to.
Don’t laugh — if this isn’t you yet, your day is coming!!
😊
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Movie review: Bahubali – The Conclusion

 

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The tsunami of Bahubali movie franchise has swept the box office across the world again! We all liked the story, direction, visual effects and yes, at the end victory of the hero! It’s a well-knit story of emotions, ethics, action, love and joy of victory of truth.

Bahubali was different is so many ways or rather many ways…not. The day I heard of Bahubali releasing on 28th April, I had decided that this movie would be only on the big screen (I saw Bahubali 1 at home on TV 😦 ). But I guess everything doesn’t happen as per our desires..we had guests so that made me wait followed by houseful bookings which made it even more a waiting period and finally we got tickets for 2 weeks after the release date. Initially it was planned that my in-laws would go for the matinee show and we go for the next while they babysit my toddler, however we all went together and came out with a great movie experience and some very sticky ice cream stains and sticky hands (all thanks to my son for having spilled his ice cream in the dark) 🙂 and yea we came chanting out ‘Bali bali bali bali.. Bahubali’.

This movie definitely deserves a review, though am sure many of us have already given. I still felt I really need to write one.

Spoiler alerts

 The movie is magnanimous in every aspect. The CGI effects, sound quality and the crowd going crazy on Prabhas’s entry were just unbelievable (Rana people envied you for your super-hot body so don’t feel left out). This movie very much reminded me of the Triology – Lord of The Rings, and when I pointed out a few similarities between the two movies especially parts of the warfare and the action sequences my husband very plainly said, “I haven’t watched”. I was utter shocked and rather amused when he said so. I loved the LOTR series.

Bahubali has a fantastic story, set in ancient India it revolves around the story of Shivudu (fondly called Shiva) who scales the waterfalls even after repeatedly been reprimanded by his mother. He follows his instinct to find another land and the yea in search of this beauty that dropped off her face mask in those huge waterfalls. And then the usual part where they both romance around some trees and sing a song and finally get on to the mission to be accomplished after learning about a whole lot of past life and why he has to avenge the death of his father.

The second part of the story revolves around how Devasena is saved from the oppression of Bhalaladeva who keeps her imprisoned. The return of Mahendra Bahubali to save the kingdom of Mahishmati from the reigns of the king Bhalaladeva. The plot is very well pictured on the uprising led by Kattappa and Bahubali and their war on good over evil.

The performances are simply stellar.

  • Prabhas – you indeed are a Bahubali. The vigor and enthusiasm in your performances have left people spell bound. And yea girls have fallen for that mischievous smile.
  • Rana Daggupati – oh.. you definitely make a handsome hulk.. and yea I guess you will be written down in history as the hottest mythological villain with those mean looks and the rage you created.. I so wished that you could have been the good guy
  • Anushka Shetty – not a great fan of her, but this time she’s impressed me both with beauty and performance. Her poise and elegance in carrying the role of Devasena has been given due justice
  • Sathya Raj – “Kattappa” oh you are the old wise man. You even left the prime minister asking why did you kill Bahubali?
  • Shivagami – Rajamouli made the right choice in casting you for the role of Rajmata as Mashishmati’s powerful and respected queen in the movie.

Some very appreciable nuances that I have observed:

  • The X Factor – The first episode of the movie ended with inclusion. Rajamouli chose to take the risk of keeping the audience guessing or rather waiting by creating the X Factor “Why Kattappa killed Bahubali?” Inconclusive end in a movie wasn’t a usual feat the audience is used to, but the power of the story kept the audience glued till the next episode and the record box office revenue endorses the risk of having a X factor.
  • Quality – In the first week of its trailer release Bahubali garnered 350Mn plus views. So you can now imagine the brand value it has created. It’s also known to have taken the longest time to make a movie. This has led to great business and very important great customer experience.
  • Wanna change the rules of the game? – We in the millennial era aren’t used to the historical era. But this movie has taken you back to that generation by deploying the state of the art visual effects and the Sanskrit scripts in the background music and which have uplifted the whole historical era in a rather swift and convincing manner. Want this a perfect turf to showcase your skills and play your game your way?
  • Technology – The technology has played a pivotal role in making the movie a success. Apart from use of best in class technology for visual effects, live 360 coverage of pre-launch event is an epic example of right use of technology for right business purpose!
  • The team – All the characters of Bahubali were just simple stars in their respective domains until Bahubali happened. This was Right Choice of Right People for the Right Thing (too many rights..). Together they have made history and are today enjoying super stardom in the glory of an epic movie which would be spoken about for atleast a decade or even more than that by some generous folks.

So to all my fellow bloggers, though Bahubali has crossed 1000 Crores you may still go ahead and generously donate some more in this kitty as this is definitely a worth watch.

Jai Mahishmati!

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Happy Mothers’s Day

This poem is written by my friend Usha Vikas. Currently Usha is settled in Chile with her spouse and a lovely little girl.

Usha and my-self became friends around 4 years ago as were residing in the same society. Being a mommy, wife, daughter, she loves to pursue her passion of classical dancing, painting and few more activities. And in addition I have seen her writing skills too and I so wish she does start writing too. Wishing you luck and good health always. And yea I miss you.

The poem is self-explanatory. Please do read and enjoy.

“Dedicated to all the lifelines who brought me back to life..My daughter, father, Vikas Iyer, Gowri Iyer, Janani K Parthasarathy, Kannan Iyer. Maithili Raja Balasubramanian Raja Parthasarathy Veeravalli Deepti Praveen Pradeep Raja. The list continues. I love you all from the bottom of my heart. 

Thank you!”

To my mother in heaven,

Years have passed, eleven.

You were so strong,

I wish you had lived long.

I had to cope

And live with hope.

I was sixteen,

I had not foreseen.

I was sad,

The world seemed mad.

I was confused,

The world was amused.

I wish I had you,

To say I love you.

I had lost trust,

I couldn’t adjust.

I wish I had died,

But, I cried.

I was lost,

When a thought crossed.

I remembered what you had taught,

So I fought..

Oh Mother!

You didn’t let me bother. 

Today, I’m smarter,

Just like my Mother.

I miss my mother.

But, I have another.

She is my in law,

Full of awe.

I have a prayer,

God please take care of her.

Coz I have lost one,

And I’m done. 

I don’t know where to end,

As I have found a new friend.

For people from the past,

Memories are fading fast.

All I want to remember,

Is my mother full of splendor.

This can go on,

Like the sound of a gong.

Thoughts running fast,

As I have burnt my past.

All I have to say,

In the month of May,

Live your life,

Like a happy wife. 

Enjoy your way,

As it’s mothers day!

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The Circus

Several years back, a series of books exploded onto the marketplace.They were known as “Chicken Soup for the Soul”. I managed to grab a few books and they did make a good read. I came across one such book in which the authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen compiled collection after collection of short stories that contained uplifting messages of hope and inspiration.

One story in volume two in particular really touched my heart.  It is a moving piece, contributed by Dan Clark, which speaks volumes about genuinely practicing love. A friend of mine recently shared this story with me and that I thought I should definitely post it here today.

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From: A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul 

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Once when I was a teenager, my father and I were standing in line to buy tickets for the circus. Finally, there was only one other family between us and the ticket counter. This family made a big impression on me.

There were eight children, all probably under the age of 12. The way they were dressed, you could tell they didn’t have a lot of money, but their clothes were neat and clean. The children were well-behaved, all of them standing in line, two-by-two behind their parents, holding hands. They were excitedly jabbering about the clowns, animals, and all the acts they would be seeing that night. By their excitement you could sense they had never been to the circus before. It would be a highlight of their lives.

The father and mother were at the head of the pack standing proud as could be. The mother was holding her husband’s hand, looking up at him as if to say, “You’re my knight in shining armor.” He was smiling and enjoying seeing his family happy. 

The ticket lady asked the man how many tickets he wanted? He proudly responded, “I’d like to buy eight children’s tickets and two adult tickets, so I can take my family to the circus.” The ticket lady stated the price. The man’s wife let go of his hand, her head dropped, the man’s lip began to quiver. Then he leaned a little closer and asked, “How much did you say?” The ticket lady again stated the price. 

The man didn’t have enough money. How was he supposed to turn and tell his eight kids that he didn’t have enough money to take them to the circus?

Seeing what was going on, my dad reached into his pocket, pulled out a $20 bill, and then dropped it on the ground. (We were not wealthy in any sense of the word!) My father bent down, picked up the $20 bill, tapped the man on the shoulder and said, “Excuse me, sir, this fell out of your pocket.” The man understood what was going on. He wasn’t begging for a handout but certainly appreciated the help in a desperate, heartbreaking and embarrassing situation. 

He looked straight into my dad’s eyes, took my dad’s hand in both of his, squeezed tightly onto the $20 bill, and with his lip quivering and a tear streaming down his cheek, he replied; “Thank you, thank you, sir. This really means a lot to me and my family.”

My father and I went back to our car and drove home. The $20 that my dad gave away is what we were going to buy our own tickets with. 

Although we didn’t get to see the circus that night, we both felt a joy inside us that was far greater than seeing the circus could ever provide.

What did I learn from this story?

Learnt the value of Giving.

The Giver is bigger than the Receiver. 

If you want to be large, larger than the life, learn to Give.

Only if you Give, can you Receive more. The Givers heart becomes the Ocean, in tune with the Almighty – The Source

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.

Missing Values in Action..??

When the ancient Chinese decided to live in peace, they made the great wall of China. They thought no one could climb it due to its height. During the first 100 years of its existence, the Chinese were invaded thrice. And every time, the hordes of enemy infantry had no need of penetrating or climbing over the wall… because each time they bribed the guards and came through the doors.
The Chinese built the wall but forgot the character-building of the wall-guards. Thus, the building of human character comes BEFORE building of anything else.. That’s what our CHILDREN need today.
Like one Orientalist said:
If you want to destroy the civilization of a nation there are 3 ways:
1. Destroy family structure.
2. Destroy education.
3. Lower their role models and references.
1. In order to destroy the family: undermine the role of Mother, so that she  feels ashamed of being a housewife.
2. To destroy education: you should give no importance to Teacher and lower his place in
society so that the students despise him.
3. To lower the role models: you should undermine the Scholars, doubt them until no one listens to them or follows them.
For when a conscious mother disappears, a dedicated teacher disappears and there’s a downfall of role models, WHO will teach the youngsters VALUES?
Think over it…!! Is our home also invaded..??
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