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The Paradoxical Commandments

by Kent M. Keith

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

 

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Advertising for the nation

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Inspiring Advertisement

This is probably most innovative of advertisements given by Indian Army encouraging  youth to join it.

Picture above shows top Bollywood heroines who are daughters of army men ,and encourages people to join

If you want to have beautiful and successful daughters ,Join Indian Army

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Centerian Marathon Runner-Fauja Singh

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Fauja Singh

Fauja Singh ran his first marathon at age 89 and became an international sensation.At 101 years he ran his final race in Hong Kong.
It is an immense pleasure to see  people like Fauja Singh who make a big difference in keeping our culture alive!

Reading about his life I found an interesting note which is worth mentioning.Born in 1911 at Beas Pind,He was named as Fauja, meaning “army general,” or “soldier.”by the women of his village.

By his second birthday, however, Fauja’s parents had cause for concern: He couldn’t walk. The way Fauja tells it, his legs were short and spindly, capable of movement but too weak to support his body. He turned 3. No steps yet.

Then 4. Still crawling. Children called him danda, Punjabi for “stick.”

Family members worried he might be crippled for life, so they consulted village doctors. Generally unfamiliar with Western medicine, the local health care providers were likely to concoct an herbal remedy for illness or prescribe human urine for injuries, but in Fauja’s case, they saw nothing wrong. The boy was just weak, they said. Nothing could be done.

Finally, at age 5, he developed enough strength to hobble. Proper walking didn’t come until around age 10.

Entry into Marathon: Fauja migrated to London after death of his son who lived with him in India.After a lifetime in functional Punjabi garb, he took quickly to London’s high-fashion aesthete. He couldn’t speak the language or follow the customs, and his beard and his turban marked him clearly as a foreigner, but from the neck down, Fauja looked the part of a Londoner.

He had another indulgence, too: television.

Fauja hadn’t owned one in India, so now he passed hours flipping channels on the couch, and one afternoon, he saw a mass of people crowded together on the road, running along in T-shirts and shorts. Curious, Fauja asked around, What were they doing? Soon he found out it was an organized race. A marathon, they called it.

Fauja decided that if the people on TV could run a marathon, then surely he could run one, too.

And finally he ran his first marathon after 10 weeks of training and became a legend subsequently who continues to inspire everyone to lead a healthy and an active lifestyle.

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If

If you can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,

And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream — and not make dreams your master;

If you can think — and not make thoughts your aim;

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings

And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

Or walk with Kings — nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,

And — which is more — you’ll be a Man, my son!

Rudyard Kipling
If

Life

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Republic Day Parade

I have been a keen watcher of republic day parades since my childhood.

The glamour the parade holds is unsurpassed and makes one feel more patriotic and a  proud Indian.

The parade showcases  nation’s achievements in various fields through its military prowess, a scintillating display of its air power and its rich and diverse cultural heritage.

A gradual change over the years has been shift to indigenous weaponry .

The highlight of this year’s parade was  Agni-V missile.It has a range of 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) but it still requires a battery of tests and must clear other bureaucratic hurdles before it can be inducted into India’s arsenal in a few years.

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BSF Camel contingent

A great quote in president speech this year is worth  quoting

“In thought faith…
In word wisdom…
In deed courage…
In life service…
So may India be great” 

Agni-V, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Agni-V, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

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Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate

 

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Motorbike riders of Border Security Force

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A Flower’s Desire-Pushp Ki Abhilasha

A great poem on desire of  a flower

Reminds me of school days.Wonderfully written and used to be my favorite poem during school days …………….

 

चाह नहीं मै सुरबाला के गहनों में गुंथा जाऊं


चाह नहीं प्रेमी माला मे बिंध , प्यारी को ललचओं

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चाह नहीं सम्राटों के शव पर , हे हरी डाला जाऊं


चाह नहीं देवों के सर पर चधों , भाग्य पर इतराऊँ


मुझे तोड़ लेना बनमाली ,उस पथ पर तुम देना फेंक


मात्र  भूमि पैर शीश चढ़ने ,जिस पथ जाएँ वीर अनेक

                           माखनलाल चतुर्वेदी (Makhanlal chaturvedy)

English Tranlation

The Yearning of a Flower Desireth not to be on the young lass’ Tresses…living twice all over,

 Desireth not to be in a garland Binding, enticing young lovers, 

Desireth not to rest on the mortals Of Emperors – aren’t we equally God’s own?

 
Desireth not to be on the heads of Gods To take pride in mere fortune,

Pick me out, O Gardener! 

Strew me on the path that the Brave tread To sacrifice for Motherland!

 Let me, in obeisance, bow my head!

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January 12, 2013 · 5:36 pm

Punjabi Thought on life…….

Spotted at Leisure Valley Chandigarh,This en-craving on the rock spells out the Punjabi Youth way of life .

Kudos to the guy who took time out of his college schedule(Most probably,being adjacent to Arts College) to spread this message to whole of Chandigarh.(or his damsel)

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Punjabi thoughts on life

“Even if you live a few days less in your life,live  excessively refined and fastidious in taste and manner(foppish)”.

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