Archive for September 2009

Ten Tips to Stay Happy!

Sep 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Articles

Happiness, they say, is a state of mind and they are right. All of us are looking for happiness in our lives, but only a lucky few are able to find it. Here are a few tips that can get you on the right track in your search for that happy feeling.

1. Live life as if today is your last day.

2. Be creative. Do something creative with your time. Draw, paint, write, sculpt…bake, anything.

Selective Scepticism!

Sep 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Affairs

Last night I had a discussion with two of my closest friends. A debate that we generally have only in the confines of our home, and mostly in good humour. It’s said that religion, politics and sex should not be discussed in the public domain, therefore we try avoiding a debate on these issues publicly. The topic of the debate this time, however, was not any one of the three, but something related that is probably being discussed all over the world today. Something like a “clash of civilization” debate, where my friends were on one side teasing me for being a pseudo-secular.

Truth and Non-Violence

Sep 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Articles

How interesting is it that a common man, probably a person next door, who lived, and died, more than 60 years ago continues to influence our lives even today. The times that he lived in were very different from the times we live in. He was fighting for the high ideal of freedom; his situation was different from ours. The name of that common man was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. We, today, are citizens of an independent nation that has been free from foreign yoke for almost 60 years now. We have the options & opportunities to indulge in whatever we want to.

Caption This -XXIV

Sep 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Caption This

The Winner for Caption This -XXIII is Sudeep for his Caption : “Rimjim, Rimjim…Rumjum Rumjum… Bheegi bheegi scooter par…tum hum, hum tum, chalte hai. Don’t Fight ji, hold tight!”. Congratulations, and your T shirt is on your way!

If you missed out this time, or you think you could have done better, don’t despair, you still have your chance.Take a good look at the picture, and give it a caption that you think apt. If your caption is the best, you win, and your name will be on the front page of The MAG.

Not Disable Friendly!

Sep 13th, 2009 | By | Category: Articles

Recently, I met with an accident, which left my right foot fractured. The Orthopaedic Surgeon put my foot in the cast and, with that, put brakes on my normal life. What I have, however, is a temporary disability, where I have to walk around with a crutch for the next few days. I have lost my freedom of movement, and it’s already beginning to drive me nuts.

This state of mine got me thinking. I have a disability which is temporary – for just about 6 weeks – and I am finding it very difficult to deal with it. What about people who live with a disability for their entire lives?

A Tribute to The Man of Andhra

Sep 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Affairs

During the journey of one’s life, one meets with, and hears about scores of personalities, but there are only a few who leave an indelible impression on one’s heart – former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Yeduguri Sandinti Rajasekhara Reddy, who died in a helicopter crash on Wednesday (September 2nd, 2009), was one such personality. Four others, traveling with him on that fateful day, also died in the crash over Nallamalla forest area in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh.

Quotes to Quote – IXX

Sep 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Quotes to Quote

It is often said that the attitude of a person determines his altitude. However cliched that may sound, the truth in that statement is undeniable. A man who has conceded defeat can’t be led to victory, and a man who is bent upon wining is not easy to defeat. Here are a few quotes that will remind you of the importance of attitude if, and when, you are about to neglect it.

Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.

Into His Pyre…

Sep 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Poetry

Tweet The first day, rendezvous with him, Every sound seemed absurd. He stopped me from making the sin, Blocked me from saying any word. He wanted me to know the fact… That his wife was safest in his arm, While he lived and after fate ended his act, While it’s cold and after it’s warm. […]

Has the Indian Economy Grown?

Sep 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Affairs

Every now and then, a news channel or a news paper will have a piece on Economy – Recession, Bears, Bulls, Revival and other such economic mumbo-jumbo. But how many of us truly understand the Economy? It is not a thing that we can bind in rules and theories. Every Economics paper ever presented is basically based on the experiences and learnings of an individual, and how he or she feels while understanding the philosophy of economy. Economicsis not mere mathematics, it’s a spontaneous reaction of human kind to the situations they have created for themselves, knowingly or unknowingly, for better living, or for what their perception of better living is.

You, Me and Black Money

Sep 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Affairs

This so called black money affects the inflation in the country. It defies all the theories of economics. Thus whatever action the Reserve bank of India takes to curb the inflation, it is never effective as it has no effect on the amount of black money floating in the market, and as a result the prices of the commodities keep increasing in spite of the steps taken by the central bank to curb them. And no one is immune to price rise, regardless of the amount one may be earning.
However, despite its side effects we Indians are involved in this black money market in one way or another. Some of the ways in which we contribute to this black market are: