Saturday, June 30, 2012

serenity in life….


Often life comes with unanticipated quirks that some call fate, some destiny or some inevitability. To those who are  spiritual it is the hand of God or to us Indians it is Karma, which simplified could mean the inevitable and preordained course of life that is guided by the sum total of deeds done in our past lives.

I remember reading a book by Dr Brain Weiss that a friend asked me to read that spoke about soul mates and how one finds the most unlikely people at the cross roads of life. This was an amplification of the concept of karma and reincarnation, told from a what at that time appeared to be a western viewpoint. probably need to revisit that book. Might even find it in my collection Smile

Anyways, the reason I wrote this post was not to ramble, but to share what I do whenever I reach any cross road in life, and that is to use those words penned so beautifully and attributed to Reinhold Niebuhr ….

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Of course this is part of a longer prayer that can be seen here…

Whenever I am in doubt, all I do is seek guidance from the lines above and I find peace…..

PS: Gazing at the serene Buddha also helps Winking smile


Monday, June 18, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos (GSM + GSM)


After waiting for a long time to get my hands on a smart phone that also handles dual SIM, I was finally (yesterday) able to get the Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos (GT-S6802).

This is an Android phone, running on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. It is powered by 832 MHz processor and has 5MP Auto Focus camera. Other features include, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio, 512MB RAM, 3GB internal memory and micro SD slot (up to 32GB).

The phone also is Wi-Fi enabled and one can chat using ChatON, Samsung’s communication service.

Will have to use this phone more extensively and then decide on the additional features it has. Will probably write a follow up review on the same. 



Saturday, June 09, 2012

ties that bind


it does not matter how strong or colourful one is, one needs support to maintain some semblance of order and sanity. It could be the strong wooden cart that keeps you grounded and in touch with reality, or even a simple scrap of cloth, that focuses you, until the time is right for you to open yourself and expand your horizons.

This photograph is a tribute to the people who keep me sane and focused….

Friday, June 08, 2012

the flip side of life…


a walk in the bustling by-lanes of Chandni Chowk (old Delhi) in the mornings brings to fore the hardships that the common man faces in his eternal struggle for survival in our bustling metropolis. But throughout the streets, one sees little oasis's of hope, where one can get a taste of home, before starting another day of hardship …