Thursday, April 30, 2009

Just a thought

In this uncertain world it's not a question of if you are going to get hurt ...
Its a question of when and how bad.

Friday, January 16, 2009


Journal Entry: 13418

I am writing these lines during times of changes that are happening in my life. These changing times have set me on a globe trotting from Northern hemisphere to Southern hemisphere. Good thing is I am opening up myself to things I had just imagined or read. Sad thing is I had to leave my comfort zone of cozy neighborhood of Tokyo. Well I had almost under the false impression that I belonged there. But I was almost forgetting about the roots that I have in India. Accepting the changes and adapting ourselves to the needs of the day is what is expected. (This adaptability has made us move one step above from Homo sapiens level to Homo scribus (writing creature) level, writing ourselves to ‘ether’

arby, Melbourne

Monday, January 21, 2008

A New Perspective

The other day I was reading a book by Paul Mckenna. The book is labelled as " Change your life in seven days ". This book comes with Audio CD. The book tells about changing our ways, to look at a situation in a different perspective. An excerpt is here in the form of letter.

The fact about any situation is everything is relative. When you think one situation is bad, that is because you are comparing it to something you perceive is better. One of my favorite examples of this comes in a letter from a college student to her parents:

Dear Mum and Dad,

Apologies for taking so long to write, but my writing utensils were destroyed in the fire at my apartment. I am out of the hospital and the doctor says that I should be able to lead a normal healthy life. A handsome young man called Sumanth saved me from the fire and kindly offered to share his apartment with me. He is very kind and polite and from a good family, so I think you’ll approve when I tell you that we got married last week. I know you’ll be even more excited when I tell you that you are going to be grandparents very soon.

Actually there wasn’t a fire, I haven’t been in hospital, I’m not married and I’m not pregnant, but I did fail my biology exam and I just wanted to make sure that when I told you, you put it in a proper perspective.


Your daughter,


  • No matter how thin you slice it, there are always two sides – Baruch Spinoza
  • We are not retreating. We are just advancing in another direction – General George Patton.
  • There is no such thing as bad weather – only the wrong clothes – Billy Connolly

Afterthought: There is a nice site for book lovers, where in you can add all the books you have come across, read, or plans to read. Good thing is its free and you can opinions about a book and you can comment on it too. Why can't you try it out?

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Interesting view

70% of the world's population resides on just 7% of the world's land:

"Today, there are just over 6 billion people on earth. Six hundred years ago, in 1400, humankind was just 6 percent of that, or about 350 million, slightly more than the current population of the United States. ... The 350 million people living in 1400 were not uniformly distributed across the face of the earth, but rather clustered in a very few pockets of much higher density. Indeed, of the 60 million square miles of dry land on earth, most people lived on just 4.25 million square miles, or barely 7 percent of the dry land. The reason, of course, is that that land was the most suitable for agriculture, the rest being covered by swamp, steppe, desert, or ice.

"Moreover, those densely populated regions of earth corresponded to just fifteen highly developed civilizations, the most notable being (from east to west) Japan, Korea, China, Indonesia, Indonesia, Indochina, the Islamic West Asia, Europe, Aztec, and Inca. Astoundingly, nearly all of the 350 million people alive in 1400 lived in a handful of civilizations occupying a very small proportion of the earth's surface. Even more astoundingly, that still holds true today: 70 percent of the world's six billion people live on those same 4.25 million square miles.

- An excerpt
( Photo : Night View of Sumida River in Asakusa, Tokyo )