Inspirational Stories

I wish you a sandpiper

The Sandpiper by Robert Peterson She was six years old when I first met her on the beach near where I live. I drive to this beach, a distance of three or four miles, whenever the world begins to close in on me. She was building a sand castle or something and looked up, her eyes as blue as the sea. “Hello,” she said. I answered with a nod, not really in the mood to bother with a ...[Read More]

Kindness comes around

Kindness comes around Not all can afford everything. We do come across various hardships as we go along life. We must endeavor to help people in need. “Good morning”, said a woman as she walked up to the man sitting on the ground. The man slowly looked up. This was a woman clearly accustomed to the finer things of life. Her coat was new.. She looked like she had never missed a meal in ...[Read More]

Huge blessing in small virtues

Huge blessing in small virtues Dadri hurts. This is not us. We are one big family, we Indians, with stark dis-similarities. In the difficult life that is the lot of the vast majority come moments of endearment so deep that religion can interfere only to bind. Do read this… Like a large percentage of secular Indians, I am deeply anguished at the lynching of Akhlaq in front of his family in Da ...[Read More]

People Can Make a Difference

People Can Make a Difference Be sure to read the last one. Also, if it touches you, share it. Lastly,do some deeds of this type, when you can. You will not regret it. ​RESTORING FAITH IN HUMANITY! With all the “bad” we hear about in the world today…This “good” is heart-warming! J People can make a difference… Here are just a few examples: The man who gave the shoes off his feet to this homeless g ...[Read More]

The Woodcutter and the Axe Version 2007

Here is an important lesson to learn before you report for your respective new jobs :- The Woodcutter and the Axe Version 2007 Once upon a time, there was a software engineer who used to develop programs on his Pentium machine, sitting under a tree on the banks of a river. He used to earn his bread by selling those programs in the Sunday market. One day, while he was working, his machine tumbled o ...[Read More]

Bhagvat Gita – Adhyay 19

Arjun: Hey Vasudev, how can I do the most heinous and unpardonable act of forwarding junk mail that I receive, to my friends, relatives and revered elders? Krishna: Paarth, at this moment, none of them is your friend or foe, relative or in-law, young or old and good or evil. You have no escape from following your Net-Dharma. Make haste to log on and send off the junk mail to one and all. That is ...[Read More]

What do Teachers make

A School Principal at a graduation spoke …. He said “The Doctor wants his child to become a doctor……… the Engineer wants his child to become an engineer…… The Businessman wants his ward to become CEO…… BUT a teacher also wants his child to become one of them, as well..!!!! Nobody wants to become a teacher BY CHOICE” ….Very sad but t ...[Read More]

Hand of Destiny

Hand of Destiny A Grandma, some ninety-plus years, was sitting quietly and for a long time, staring at her hands. Her granddaughter was bewildered and asked : ‘I didn’t mean to disturb you, grandma, but you were just sitting here staring at your hands and I wanted to make sure you were OK ‘ ‘Have you ever looked at your hands,’ the grand old lady asked. ‘I mean really looked at your hands?’Then sh ...[Read More]

Jijabai and Shivaji

Jijabai and Shivaji By Vikrant Pande In the Marathi classic Shriman Yogi, the author tells the story of Shivaji, the fearless Maratha. What many people do not know that Shriman Yogi is as much a story of Shivaji’s mother Jijabai and the influence she had on his upbringing, as it is of Shivaji. While there are many episodes which move you to tears, I have extracted some poignant moments from the no ...[Read More]