Humanity 

I am just sharing a thought provoking quote that I came across today.

 To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is
based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty,
but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to
emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see
only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember
those times and places — and there are so many — where people have
behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least
the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different
direction. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to
wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite
succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should
live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous
victory.       
  –Howard Zinn

Fully Loaded


A couple of days ago. A sunny late morning. A city groaning and bursting at it’s seams. 
As usual, I was traveling in my red limousine. Close to my destination, the bus stopped at the red signal.  Across the road, an Indian handcart (similar to the picture) had stopped in it’s tracks with one side down groaning with the load of 20 cartons ( I counted ) . 6 men were at their wit’s end on how to carry on their journey, with a traffic cop standing next to them while the traffic flowed around them. Well, I couldn’t see how they managed to balance the handcart since my bus went towards my destination when the signal was a happy green. 
It just makes me wonder why humans have to earn their daily wages in this manner. Despite, the advance of technology , people still labour like this . Are we progressing or regressing. ?. Are we human or a slave to our routine. Watch, look and move on. Does this happen only in India ?
I wonder………

Professional Paradox

“Six years ago in Singapore I gave a taxi driver a business card to take me to a particular address.

At the last point he circled round the building. His meter read 11$, but he took only 10.

I said Henry, your meter reads 11$ how come you are taking only 10.

He said, “Sir, I am a taxi driver, I am supposed to be bringing you straight to the destination. Since I did not know the last spot, I had to circle around the building. Had I brought you straight here, the meter would have read 10$.

Why should you be paying for my ignorance ?”

He said, “Sir, legally, I can claim 11$ but Honestly and ethically I am entitled to only 10”.

He further added that Singapore is a tourist destination and many people come here for three or four days. After clearing the immigrations and customs, the first experience is always with the taxi driver and if that is not good, the balance three to four days are not pleasant either.

🔷He said, “Sir, though I am a taxi driver, I am the Ambassador of Singapore without a diplomatic passport”.

In my opinion he probably did not go to school beyond the 8th grade, but to me he was a professional. To me his behavior reflected pride in performance and character.

✅That day I learnt that one needs more than professional qualification to be a professional.

In one line be a “Professional with a human touch and Values ” that makes all the more difference. Knowledge, skill, money, education, all comes later. First comes Human Values, Honesty and Integrity!☝️

⭕️Professionalism: It’s NOT the job you DO, It’s HOW you DO the job.👌

Shiv Khera, Author & Management Guru

Do you agree ?


     All religions have some truth in them, but none has the whole
truth; all are created in time and finally decline and perish. Mahomed
himself never pretended that the Koran was the last message of God and
there would be no other. God and Truth outlast these religions and
manifest themselves anew in whatever way or form the Divine Wisdom
chooses. You cannot shut up God in the limitations of your own narrow
brain or dictate to the Divine Power and Consciousness how or where or
through whom it shall manifest; you cannot put up your puny barriers
against the divine Omnipotence. These again are simple truths which are
now being recognised all over the world; only the childish in mind or
those who vegetate in some formula of the past deny them.       
  –Sri Aurobindo

L O S T 

“Lost!”


Just because I’m losing
Doesn’t mean I’m lost
Doesn’t mean I’ll stop
Doesn’t mean I would cross

Just because I’m hurting
Doesn’t mean I’m hurt
Doesn’t mean I didn’t get
What I deserved
No better and no worse

I just got lost
Every river that I tried to cross
Every door I ever tried was locked
Ohhh and I’m…
Just waiting ’til the shine wears off

You might be a big fish
In a little pond
Doesn’t mean you’ve won
‘Cause along may come
A bigger one

And you’ll be lost
Every river that you tried to cross
Every gun you ever held went off
Ohhh and I’m…
Just waiting ’til the firing stopped
Ohhh and I’m…
Just waiting ’til the shine wears off

Ohhh and I’m…
Just waiting ’til the shine wears off
Ohhh and I’m…
Just waiting ’til the shine wears off