The best argument ever

June 3, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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See a kid arguing with her mom about which channel to watch, I have been in looking for english translation but no luck yet. But you don’t have to know language to figure out what is going on –

Peter G. Peterson- Why I’m Giving Away $1 Billion

June 3, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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There is an article in Newsweek( link ) written by the man himself on his reflections on donatin $1 Billion . Last paragraph of the article gives the whole perspective-

Ultimately, I decided to commit $1 billion to the Peter G. Peterson foundation—the vast majority of my net proceeds from Blackstone. Why so much? Kurt Vonnegut once told a story about seeing Joseph Heller at a wealthy hedge-fund manager’s party at a beach house in the Hamptons. Casting his eye around the luxurious setting, Vonnegut said, “Joe, doesn’t it bother you that this guy makes more in a day than you ever made from Catch-22?” “No, not really,” Heller said. “I have something that he doesn’t have: I know the meaning of enough.” I have far more than enough.

Everything’s amazing, nobody’s happy

April 24, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Nice video to drive home the point that we take good things for granted and complain about small things –

-Image credit – Flckr user nexus_6

So much in so few words

March 16, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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A school friend forwarded this today via SMS, small but such a captivating message that I could not resist posting it here :

Most of us miss out on life’s big prizes. The Nobel, the Oscars, the Tonys, the Grammys. But wer are all eligible for life’s small pleasures. A pat on the back. A hug.  A full moon.  A glorious sunset. An empty parking space. A great meal. A good joke. An ice cream. A shower of rain. A silent night on the terrace. A long walk on an empty road with a dear one. So don’t worry about missing life’s grand rewards. Enjoy its tiny delights…

Anupam, thanks for sending it.

Link for image(creative commons lic) – flickr

Lost Generation

March 15, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Watch this deeply thought provoking 1 min 44 sec video –

Corresponding image on the main page is from flickr user pedrosimoes7

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

March 13, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Watch this amazing video and the way they show the lyrics.

It has around 30 million views on youtube.

Sumeet showed it to me initially and the Corresponding image on the main page is from flickr user wtlphotos

हिन्दी में मिला रोचक ब्लौग

March 5, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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उत्तर भारत में पले बढे होने के बाद बंगलोर आने के बाद कुछ चीजों का अन्तर तो पता चलता है , उनके बारे में मैं कभी विस्तार से लिखु़ंगा लेकिन  अभी आपको दो चीजौं के बारे मे़ बाताउँगा – पहला है – मॉनसून के रुप में अन्तर – यहाँ बारिश कही कम होती है ।  कभी कभी वो तीन – चार दिनों की लगातार झमाझम बारिश में मा़ँ के मना करने के बाद भी भींगने का मन करता है लेकिन दो बूँदो की बारिश में वो बात नहीं । मैं बारिश तो यहाँ ला नही सकता लेकिन दूसरी कमी कि यहाँ हिनदी साहित्य पढने के लिये नही मिलता कि कमी कुछ हद तक पूरी हुई । एक मित्र ने फोन पर बात करते समय ‘कस्बा’ नाम के ब्लौग का जिक्र किया ।  ब्लौग में लिखी हुई चीजें काफी अवशोषक व दिलचस्प लगी ।इसके अलावा  रोचक  लिंक भी दी गई हैं ।

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Lincolhn’s letter to his son’s teacher

February 17, 2009 by · 3 Comments
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You may like to read this letter from Abraham Lincoln to his son’s teacher (yes, chances are there that you read it during your school days but it’s worth reading time and again -:)

“He will have to learn. I know that all men are not just and all men are not true. But teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a hero; that for every selfish politician there is a dedicated leader. Teach him that for every enemy there is a friend. It will take him, I know, but teach him, if you can, that a dollar earned is of far more value than five found. Teach him to learn to lose and also to enjoy winning, steer him away from envy, if you can; teach him the secret of quiet laughter.

“Let him learn early that the bullies are the easiest to lick. Teach him, if you can the wonder of books but also give him quiet time to ponder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun and flowers on a green hillside. In school, teach him it is far more honorable to fail than to cheat. Teach him to have faith in his own ideas, even if everyone tells him he is wrong. Teach him to be gentle with gentle people, and tough with the tough.

“Try to give my son the strength not to follow the crowd when everyone is getting on the band wagon. Teach him to listen to all men, but teach him also to filter all he hears on a screen of truth, and take only the good that comes through.

“Teach him, if you can, how to laugh when he is sad. Teach him there is no shame in tears. Teach him to scoff at cynics and to beware of too much sweetness. Teach him to sell his brawn and brain to the highest bidder, but never to put a price tag on his heart and soul. Teach him to close his ears to a howling mob and to stand and fight if he thinks he’s right.

“Treat him gently, but do not cuddle him, because only the test of fire makes fine steel. Let him have the courage to be impatient; let him have the patience to be brave. Teach him always to have sublime faith in himself, because then he will always have sublime faith in mankind.

“This is a big order, but see what you can do. He is such a fine little fellow, my son.”

Corresponding image on the main page is from flickr user pedrosimoes7

Hi There

January 29, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Hi this is prashant kumar. I work as Senior Software Engineer at Yahoo! . In grand scheme of things I plan to put more things here but right now there is not much. You can have a look at the old version of my homepage I had at IIT Kanpur over here though. Once upon a time I also uploaded few pictures on Flickr, you can have a look at them here.
Stay tuned for more updates !!

Corresponding image on the main page is from flickr user trekman

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