Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Book Review:Into the Wild

Book Name :Into the wild
Author:Jon Krakauer

Many people may call him foolish, many will say him unprepared and many will quote it as a preposterous act.But Chris McCandless was a hero to all whom he met on his trip to Alaska.Even some of is friends at college were a fan of him.It is rare that a young boy just leaves his comfortable life and walks out alone into the wilderness.

I enjoyed reading the book especially the texts quoted by the author from various sources.All I suggest is that everyone should read this book once.

Though there are many a quotable text in the book but I quote here a few:

"The joy of life comes from our encounter with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."

"You are wrong if you think that joy emanates only from human relationships. God has placed it all around us.It is in everything and anything we might experience.We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional things."

"I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness . A quite secluded life in the country with a possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them, then work which one hopes may be of some use;then rest ,nature books,music,love for one's neighbor-such is my idea of happiness."

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Bike Ride

Life is all about finding happiness in small things.There is no right way to happiness, it is always your way to happiness. If singing aloud makes you happy , sing if dancing in the rain makes sense to you, dance. People often ask the question, "Are you happy ?" I say,"Make yourself happy."
The Saturday bike ride was one of those happy moments.The gentle rain and cool breeze was all that one wanted.We(Moli and me) set out for the ride. The topic of discussion was how we have changed from what we were in our school days.The happy days remembered on a joyous ride.

That night on returning with FK from a long walk it started raining heavily , but who cares we ran the 2 and half Km of the distance and the hot maggy after that tasted awesome.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Man Vs Beast

Foxes are considered as one of the most intelligent animals. One interesting way is to see how they hunt. A group of foxes will spread all around the prey over a large area. Now one of them will chase the prey at full speed. Once this fox gets tired another fox will join the sequence and so on until the prey gets tired . A great example of team work for achieving a goal.

On the contrary, we the superior ones can never do a thing without prejudice.The question is,"Who is the beast?"


Some habits that people develop due to excess repetition of work:

A IT guy,"Shit I missed the semicolon in the sms."A tendency for
looking out for ENTER buttons at weird places.

A guy who is in a habit of looking in the rear view mirror while biking tends to do the
same while walking.

Company guys using a lot of swap cars to enter through glass doors generally try opening their room windows
in the same way.

A call center guy to his Girlfriend, "Hi Madam this is X calling from Company Y, how may I help you ?"

Someone in a habit of automated taps forgets that one has to open and close a tap.

A Auto driver will sit in the same angled way in a chair in his room as the seat in his auto.

You can see the guys into cricket, practicing imaginary shots.

Someone into lot of chatting on writing an essay in school "Kinda stk up , brb." Another one is pinging his mother and asking,"Hi asl?"

A bartender pouring water in a glass in the same fashion as beer.

Early in the morning a traffic officer put the whistle in his mouth instead of the tooth brush.