Monday, November 01, 2010

Learn like a child

This is a post to symbolize how much your child can teach you. This is dedicated to all the teachers in our little ones who periodically reminds us or open up little nuggets on the philosophy of living and learning.

Have you ever paid attention to how a child learns? For e.g. if you give him anything for e.g. a toy, what does he do with it?

First since toys are usually bright in colors kids are attracted to it. Once toys catches their attention the child touches it. Then it shakes it to hear the sound. Then it smells it. Then it try to put it in his mouth. And finally it throws it away.....

Hmm.. You may think this is silly and the child's attention span is very less. But in reality the child is using all the five senses to understand things around it. For e.g. he sees the colour, he touches it, he smells it, he shakes it to hear the sound, he puts it in his mouth to check how it tastes and then when there is nothing more to learn he throws it and tries to break it to see how things are made!

Essentially this is the learning process with which each one of us is born with but we tend to break this natural habits.

We do this in many ways? For e.g. when kids come to us say to play or ask anything normally we divert them to some other activities like a television, or a toy or anything. What we don't realize is in the process we are curbing their natural instinct to learn and explore things around them.

For kids learning is everything, even learning is more important than playing so much as playing is more important that eating and so much as eating is more important than sleeping.

Kids try to learn in every possible way. And as adult we do the exact opposite. Next time when kids ask us anything or breaks things, don't discourage them as this is the way they learn.

Time for some reflection now!!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

mywindowsclub.com launched

Here's a new brand site which shares revenue with the contributors. Do give a visit. The URL is http://www.mywindowsclub.com

It's a great place to ask your questions about Windows, Software, Hardware or anything related to computer systems.

There are also exciting prizes to be won :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Friends, Grills and Conversation

Saturday was a well spent day. After a long time had a good day spent having dinner at http://www.barbeque-nation.com/ with few of my close friends (Amit, Urvashi and Sumit along with Radhika as well)..

More than the food it was the company and the conversation that was more important. And for a change Antiquity Blue tasted even more better...

As usual there's always some goofups that happens when ordering the "mocktails".  Last time we had a twist with  "Virgin Mary" mock tail.  More info at http://cocktails.about.com/od/v/r/vrgn_mry_mcktl.htm.
This time "pina colada" had an element of "rum" in it upsetting the ladies.. That's still small fun things in life.  Later I learned that  *pina colada* is a spanish cocktail which has an element of *rum* in it...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi%C3%B1a_colada

The wiki definition is as follows
*The piña colada (Spanish, strained pineapple: piña, pineapple + colada, strained) is a sweet, rum-based cocktail made with hard rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice. It may be garnished with a pineapple wedge or a maraschino cherry. The piña colada has been the official beverage of Puerto Rico since 1978.[1]*

And the non-alcoholic version (mocktail) is known as *Coco Colada* or "Virgin Pina Colada"... Another learning as far as mocktails and cocktails are concerned... So, next time we will be careful while ordering.

Each bite of the *grill* was followed by an equivalent bite of humor as well :)
Shared some fun experiences.. Was definitely  worth a million :)  Thanks guys for the beautiful evening...

On the other hand *Rohan* has changed our life completely. He always keeps us on our toes...
He taught us to enjoy small things in life... like
  •  Smiling looking at the fan
  •  Giving cute expressions and enjoying at it
  •  Keep smiling unless there is some genuine reason to frown... etc and many more things...
Everyday feels like a holiday as simply glaring at him eases the tensions and frictions....

Enjoy Life :)

Back to Basics of Life

Once again it's time to go back to basics. The basic premise on which our culture is based. We are so busy in our day to day life that we sometimes seems to ignore the most basic things in life. These things could be as simple as
- Saying hello to a friend (whom you are not in contact for quite some time)
- Saying hello to a friend whom you daily meet
- Caring for kids and elders
- Respecting all people (from all walks of life)
- Helping someone in need (in your capacity)
- Thanking those who helped us
- Controlling our words
- Listen when someone says something (usually people don't listen, they only listen what they want to hear)
- Help in day to day task (family)
- Sharing joy and grief (as sharing is caring)

And many more things.... These are so simple things that we normally don't have time to indulge in.

Remember *Life takes a 360 degree turn* at you (at some point in life :))...