Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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English: Sanjay dutt at Musafir press meet at ...
English: Sanjay dutt at Musafir press meet at IIFA, Singapore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I feel India is the only country that:

1. Cares more about people in another country than its own.
Thousands of Tamilians in Tamil Nadu are homeless and starving. Yet the Tamil Nadu government is more interested in Sri Lankan nationality Tamilians in Sri Lanka.

2. Mixes sports with politics.
Have a disagreement with Sri Lanka and you have no matches in Madras. Thankfully neither Italy plays cricket nor we are a big footballing nation or we would have stopped playing with them too.
If I were in the BCCI, seeing the government's apathy towards Sri Lankan players who have nothing got to do with the ongoing issue, I would have cancelled Madras as a venue for this year's IPL. Sporting tournaments should be taken sportingly and not as a platform to hold a nation or its people at ransom.

3. Singling out people to prevent justice being done.
Sanjay Dutt, by acting in Munnabhai series of movies has not done a good deed or the nation a favour. He is an actor and acting is his job. His sister Priya Dutt's comment that he has been suffering for the last 20 years and hence should be set free somehow never ceases to amaze me. The other co-accused too have undergone a similar fate. Why not pardon them as well.
Sanjay Dutt, please cut the crap and serve your sentence. Atleast, financially you’re in a much better state than most of your co-accused. And as you proclaim in your Lage Raho Munnabhai movie, all great people including Gandhi went to jail. 

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Book Review: Words To Inspire The Winner In YOU - Dr. Roopleen

  • Title: Words To Inspire The Winner In YOU
  • Author: Dr. Roopleen
  • Publisher: Power Publishers
  • EAN: 9789381206096
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • Language: English

We all aspire to achieve our goals and fulfill our dreams. But working towards goals is not easy. Enroute to success you will encounter hurdles, obstacles and rough patches. The down times can get really down and dishearten you. Setbacks and disappointments are an integral part of life there is no escaping them. While you cannot change your circumstances or bypass the hurdles, you can brace yourself up against the difficult times by maintaining a positive frame of mind and being determined to keep going against all odds. When the going gets tough and you are overwhelmed by the rough times, all you need is something to encourage you and keep you going. Words to inspire the winner in you will do exactly that. This collection of author’s original motivational quotes will lift up your spirits, inspire you and put you back on track.

Unfortunately, there’s nothing to mention about the writing style of the author, main characters, their description, etc. Simply because this is not a novel. Best said this could be termed as a quick-guide or reckoner on motivational quotes. I was hoping that there would be much more to it, probably something on the lines of Shiv Khera’s “You Can Win” where he nicely cites examples and stories to get the message across. Or even in the case of Dale Carnegie’s “How to win friends and influence people” which is filled with quotes but served in style.  Since this book was all about quotes, it does get monotonous and boring after a certain amount of time. No doubt the quotes are effective but they're only handy when needed, like a medicine to treat an illness; if there’s no illness the medicine is still useful but it can’t show its magic.

About The Author:
Dr. Roopleen is a motivational counselor, speaker and author of the book ‘Principles of Success made easy- 14 easy steps to climb the ladder of Success’. She is also an Eye Surgeon having super-specialized in Retina and Uvea. Dr. Roopleen believes that though Ophthalmology is her profession, motivational counseling and writing remain her passion. A hard-core optimist and a die-hard advocator of positive thinking, Dr. Roopleen is passionate about living life to the full. Her ideology in life and her blood group happen to be the same: ‘B-POSITIVE!’

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