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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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Small Milestone

It was an immense pleasure to see this blog achieve over 25000 hits this month.And incidently this happens to be the 50 th post and makes it more special.

Over the past few years there have been visitors from all around the world and have nearly 100 comments made on the posts.It gives an immense pleasure to thank all the comments,criticism,  appreciation that have come along the way and have helped me improved the blog and kept alive the passion of writing in me.

And lastly thanks to my parents,wife, sister ,teachers and friends who have have encouraged me in continuing the work………

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Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.

Johann Gottfried Von Herder

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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

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Strange World

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Strange Life Fact

We live in a strange world where the  poor walk miles to get food,

and the  rich walk miles to digest food

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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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Festival of lights-Diwali

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Satellite view of India on Diwali -NASA

Diwali happens to be festival celebrated with great fervor across whole of India.It is time to meet all near and dear ones,exchange greetings and share love and joy.From shoppers bonanza to eating spree it probably adds all colors to ones life.In a materialistic world of today, Economists may call it a Chinese Diwali,businessmen may find it earning opportunity,families find it get together time.So for everyone Diwali may have different significance but message of Diwali is same for all.

Life is a festival only to the wise.

You are invited to the festival of this world and your life is blessed.

Let this diwali burn all your bad times and enter you in good times.

Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.

The truth is that existence wants your life to become a festival…because when you are unhappy, you also throw unhappiness all around. ”

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Inspiration

Look at Image Carefully and then read below

LOOK at the camels first and then read the message below.
This is a picture taken from directly above these camels in the desert at sunset. It is considered to be one of the best pictures of the year. When you look closely, you can see that the camels are the little white lines in the picture.
The black images you see are just the shadows!

Sometimes, our “problems” seem to be as big as the shadows…but they are little. Have a lovely day!
LOOK ONCE MORE. YOU CANNOT BELIEVE IT, RIGHT?

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