Saturday Story: Thinking Out of the Box

Many hundreds of years ago in a small Italian town, a merchant had the misfortune of owing a large sum of money to the moneylender.

The moneylender, who was old and ugly, fancied the merchant’s beautiful daughter so he proposed a bargain.

He said he would forgo the merchant’s debt if he could marry the daughter. Both the merchant and his daughter were horrified by the proposal.

Black or White?

The moneylender told them that he would put a black pebble and a white pebble into an empty bag.

The girl would then have to pick one pebble from the bag.

If she picked the black pebble, she would become the moneylender’s wife and her father’s debt would be forgiven. If she picked the white pebble she need not marry him and her father’s debt would still be forgiven. But if she refused to pick a pebble, her father would be thrown into jail.

They were standing on a pebble strewn path in the merchant’s garden. As they talked, the moneylender bent over to pick up two pebbles.

As he picked them up, the sharp-eyed girl noticed that he had picked up two black pebbles and put them into the bag!

He then asked the girl to pick her pebble from the bag.

What would you do?

If you had to advise her, what would you have told her?

You might think these three possibilities:

1. The girl should refuse to take a pebble.

2. The girl should show that there were two black pebbles in the bag and expose the moneylender as a cheat.
3. The girl should pick a black pebble and sacrifice herself in order to save her father from his debt and imprisonment.

However, the above story will hopefully make us appreciate thinking outside the box.

The girl put her hand into the moneybag and drew out a pebble. Without looking at it, she fumbled and let it fall onto the pebble-strewn path where it immediately became lost among all the other pebbles.

“Oh, how clumsy of me,” she said. “But never mind, if you look into the bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble I picked.”

Since the remaining pebble is black, it must be assumed that she had picked the white one. And since the moneylender dared not admit his dishonesty, the girl changed what seemed an impossible situation into an advantageous one.

Moral of the story:

It’s always possible to overcome a tough situation throughout of the box thinking, and not give in to the only options you think you have to pick from.

Source: unknown, wealthygorilla

Happy Doctors day: Few Inspirational Quotes

Today is National Doctor’s day and I am proud to be a Doctor & I take pride in treating people. I consider my life as a special mission to save lives and to do something good for the society.

Why is it celebrated?

National Doctors day is celebrated on July 1 all across India to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy as per the info. He was born on July 1, 1882 and died on the same date in 1962, aged 80 years. Dr Roy was honored with the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna on February 4, 1961. Happy Doctors day to all the Doctors out there..

Theme of 2019:

The theme of this year is “Zero tolerance to violence against doctors and clinical establishment”. Every year the theme was announced by the Indian Medical Association. The theme will raise awareness about the violence happening with the doctors across India. The week of July 1 to Jul 8, 2019, will also be celebrated as ‘Safe Fraternity Week’.

Few Inspirational Quotes:

  • To me the ideal doctor would be a man endowed with profound knowledge of life and of the soul, intuitively divining any suffering or disorder of whatever kind, and restoring peace by his mere presence. ~ Henri Amiel.

  • He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all -William Osler

  • Treat the patient, not the x-ray. ~ James M. Hunter.

  • When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it cannot be cured.  ~ Anton Chekhov.

  •  When you treat a disease, first treat the mind. ~ Chen Jen.

  • Diagnosis is not the end, but the beginning of practice. ~ Martin H. Fischer.

Mystic Meghalaya: Nohkalikai Falls

Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Its height is 1115 feet (340 metres). It is an amazing sight to behold. The waterfall is located near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on Earth & is one of the must see places in Meghalaya. We spent whole morning staring at the gigantic canvas of natural beauty.

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“Water is the most perfect traveller because when it travels it becomes the path itself!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

According to legends, in a village called Rangjyrteh, upstream from Nohkalikai Falls, a woman named Likai resided but had to remarry after her husband died. Ka Likai (Ka is the prefix given for the female gender in Khasi) was left with her infant girl with no means of income. So she had to become a porter herself. Her work required her to leave her daughter unattended for long intervals but when she would be at home she would spend most of her time taking care of her infant. Ka Likai, who married a second time, couldn’t pay attention to her second husband. The jealous husband killed the infant and cooked her meat after throwing away her head and bones. When Ka Likai returned home, she saw nobody in the house but except for a meal that had been prepared. She wanted to go look for her daughter but she ate the meat as she was tired from work.

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“Look with open eyes and you will see the beauty of the waterfall.” – Anthony Hincks

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“Water is the driving force of all nature.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Ka Likai usually had a betel leaf after her meals but she found a severed finger near the place where she usually cut betel nuts and betel leaves. Ka Likai realized what had happened in her absence and went mad with anger and grief and started running as she swung a hatchet in her hand. She ran off the edge of the plateau and the waterfall where she jumped from was named Nohkalikai Falls after her.

 

My Life: 8 years of Blogging

Today is 8th anniversary of ‘My life’ blog . Eight years of my online journey has just flew away. When I started this blog I was very new to this world. Most of my friends suggested me not to start it, because it kills most of my free time which is hard to get. But still my passion towards blogging made me to start it anyway. I wrote my blog with the breathing of my dreams & beatings of my heart.

What did I learnt from blogging? Thanks to blogging, I have started seeing every aspect of life positively which indeed helped me in growing matured and happier day by day..

What do I write about? I generally write about my experiences, my travels, Photography, Health tips, Foods, Historical temples & architectural extravaganzas. While writing my blog, I would try to make it precise, effective and content oriented.

Through this incredible & beautiful journey, I have improved My Writing skills & the way I see and present my experiences is getting better & better day by day.

Blogging has now become an integral part of my life, you can guess my excitement while writing this post..On this awesome moment, I would like to thank you all for the encouragement and support for all these years to drive my amazing passion.

My life 8th anniversary

PS: Suggestions to improve my blog are always welcome..

Chronicles of Vader and Yellowie: Living in the moment..

After a fight between Yellowie and Vader, Yellowie couldn’t resist taking Vader to a Waterfall. They both hit the roads in Vi’Car’abad cruising through the Forests, Lakes and Mountains to reach Seven Sister Waterfalls in Sikkim.

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Seeing a waterfall is the most beautiful scene, its natural beauty and soothing effect made them to forget their fight.. 🙂

After reaching the waterfalls, Yellowie says to Vader that when it comes to a romantic getaway nothing beats the Waterfall. The view of the water falling from the top of a Mountain, gushing sound of the water; the Birds chirping; the little rainbow of colors with reflection of sunlight makes waterfalls seem the most romantic place….

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Both of them fell in love with the view

Vader suggests a swim in the pond, but now Yellowie is shy to take a dip. But the beautiful surroundings of the falls have created an ambience for them to shed their inhibitions!

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“Water is the most perfect traveller because when it travels it becomes the path itself!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

Saturday Story: A Moral Lesson From The Butterfly

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no farther.
Then the man decided to help the butterfly, so he took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings.
The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body which would contract in time.
Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly.
What this man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were nature’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If nature allowed us to go through your life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. And we could never fly….

Source: Google

Skylights: Timelapse Video by Knate Myers

Skylights is a timelapse video made up of nearly 6,000 photos taken over the last few months in New Mexico, USA. It’s hard to describe how very still, quiet and beautiful the night sky is when you are so far away from the city. Many shots were taken at the Very Large Array in New Mexico. It is a perfect location for capturing the night sky because of its lack of light pollution. In areas this dark, the Milky Way is visible to the naked eye and almost looks like a string of clouds.

Courtesy: Knate Myers

World Tuberculosis day 2019

Testimony of a person who won a war against MDR TB…

Today I am officially a mdr tb survivor.
I am a tb warrior.
I beat TB.
I’m TB free.
Glory be to God.
Glory be to the most high.
I am a living testimony.
But my journey with TB doesnt end here.
I will continue to fight with and for those infected and affected by this deadly bacteria.
We need better and less toxic treatment!!
We need shorter regimens!!
We need better preventive methods against TB!
We need to find all the missing TB cases that are out there spreading this deadly disease.
We have a long way to go but could be easily be fast tracked if more leading figures in the world come together to fight this war against Tuberculosis.


Courtesy: instagram @stop_tuberculosis

Happy Sankranthi

Makara Sankranti is a harvest festival celebrated widely in India and is dedicated to the Sun God. the festival denotes the entry of the sun into the zodiac sign of Makara as it travels on its celestial path. This marks the end of winters and the onset of spring.
Celebrated today on January 15 this year. Hope this auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti,
Connect you to some brightest moments,
Just as the kites dot the sky,
May you reach new heights of happiness,
Adding charm to your celebration.
Happy Makar Sankranti!

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