I know people keep cribbing about new generation not much in to reading. Book sales year on year is declining by number and Revenue. Piracy mafia is eating away the profits of the publisher, authors are not getting their recognition. I never knew what profits do book sellers like landmark enjoy? Guess! It is almost 100%. I have attached the scanned document which was found in a landmark store at Jayanagar. Cost price for a book “Secret” is INR 383.25 and Selling Price is INR 638.75. I seriously think Publishers should think of keeping the book prices low to encourage the “genuine print” buyers.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Friday, September 11, 2009
Monday, September 22, 2008
It’s been some time that I blogged, I always wonder why dreams keep popping? Is it to inspire you? Give you new ideas? And why some dreams repeat? There are some times I have dreamt and that actually happens in few days, you may realize that what is happening is today was foreseen in your dream sometime. Sometimes, I feel that I am left out of crowd because I can’t sing. Is singing is something that is mandatory art that everyone should learn? Honestly, I get bogged down because of attitude that people have about music. I love music as much as others do and truth is not every song impresses me, it’s the lyrics which impresses me most of the time.
These days few issues keeps bothering me, this hype of outsourcing, making few bucks working in night and giving a false impression to everyone that I am happy doing this job. Why have we become slaves to third world countries? We always blame our country for poverty, population and unemployment. There are many countries where man power is a problem like
We also have another set of crowd who wants to use terrorism to foster the growth of their religion this country. There is another religion who wants to sponsor the education and raise funds to improve the living standards of people which will result in conversion. Another religion which is struggling to keep up the culture and indigenousness.
All I can say is “
Monday, July 28, 2008
This was how I saw it: As long as you keep your hand caringly open and allow it to remain there, it will always be there. However, if you attempt to close your fingers round it and try to posses it, it will spill through the first cracks it finds.
This is the greatest mistake that people do when they meet love... They try to posses it, they demand, they expect ... and just like the water spilling out of your hand, love will retrieve from you. For love is meant to be free, you can not change its nature. If there are people you love, allow them to be free beings.
Give and don't expect. Advise, but don't order. Ask, but never demand. It might sound simple, but it is a lesson that may take a lifetime to truly practice. It is the secret to true love.To truly practice it, you must sincerely feel no expectations from those who you love, and yet an unconditional caring."
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I know you guys should be thinking why am I talking about this book just out of the blue with no reason.. Yep, recently before coming to Delhi I patched up with my old friend "Aarti". It's the feeling that you have not spoken to your school friend with whom you used to eat, drink and study and you suddenly meet him/her... this feeling is just great..
I know I did some mistakes during that break up but lemme tell you she has a bad temper.... i can still remember that stare she gave me when I said 'all the best'... that was scary...
All the people who didn't wish me on birthday you will sure receive a 9 years of bad luck... My curse...(kidding)..Well I enjoyed my birthday with lotta goodies and gifts :) I missed my family though..For the next two and half months, I would be working like a human (9 to 6 - central govt timing), so I have started gyming and sure it has made a difference.
I am also adding this inspirational story that i got :
Inspiring philosophyA professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in from of him.
When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
When done he asked the class if they thought the jar was full.
They agreed it was.
The professor then picked up a box of small pebbles and poured them into the jar.
He shook the jar lightly so that the pebbles rolled around and filled the gaps between the gold balls.
Again he asked the students if they thought the jar was full.
They once again agreed and said it was.
Next the professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course the sand filled up the remaining space between pebbles and golf balls.
He asked the class once more if they thought the jar was full to which they unanimously replied "yes"
The Professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the desk and added them to the jar filling any remaining space.
"Now" said the professor, " I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life."
"The golf balls are the important things – Your Family, children, health, religion, friends and passions."
"Things that if everything else were lost and only they remained your life would still be full."
"The Pebbles on the other hand are matters like your house, job and car. "
"The Sand is everything else. All the small stuff."
"If you put the sand in first you will have no room for the Golf balls or pebbles. The same goes with life.''
"If you spend all your time on the small stuff, you won't have room for the important things in life."
"Pay attention to the things that are critical to you happiness."
"Play with your children"
"Take your partner out to dinner"
"Have a medical check up"
"There will always be time to clean the house and fix the car."
"Set your priorities and take care of the golf balls first. The rest is just sand."
One of the Students at this point raised her hand and inquired what the Coffee represented.
The Professor smiled. "I'm Glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there is always room to have a cup of coffee with a friend."