Thursday, August 6, 2009

Swine Wala Flue..

Being in Pune is thrilling these days,thanx to 'Swine Wala Flue'. Every morning, newspapers comeup with a news item that presents a picture grimmer than yesterday.
All of a sudden the pandemic is so near. Just heard the news that 3 'Swine Flue Suspects' have been detained(read quarrantined) in the nearby building.
The good news is,it is totally curable.The bad news,it is highly contagious and spreads like anything.
Below is a bit of do's and dont's to avoid this pandemic :


 Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, tissue in the trash after you use it. Use disposable masks in airports, crowded markets.
 Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.
 Use alcohol based hand cleaners (e.g: Germ Free).
 Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
 Always maintain high levels of personal hygiene, especially before and after food preparation and in & out of toilets.
 If you are sick, PLEASE stay at home and limit contact with others as much as possible.
 While in an affected region, seek immediate medical attention if you develop influenza ike symptoms. (High Fever, body pain, coughing and red nose)
 Get plenty of sleep, rest and take plenty of liquids
 Drink plenty of water and eat nutritious food


× Touch your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way
× Visits live animal markets, poultry and pig farms in affected countries
× Shake hands or hug in greeting.
× Spit in public.
× Take medicines without consulting a physician
× Forget to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
× Neglect yourself and seek medical advice if needed

Monday, August 3, 2009

It's The Climb..

People like me have a habit of poking into any topic evenif they dont know ABC of it,but there are some people who speak words of wisdom,written by experience on the slate called life.I oftem chit-chat with this colleague cum friend of mine while returning from office to home.Today also seemed no different and then the talks moved on to a altogether different plane. Suddenly we were talking about meanings of life and success. Unlike my nature,this time I preferred to listen, for the words smelled the wisdom of experience.

I won't reveal the identity of the person,but the tale I would, definitely.Its not a script full of cinematic climax,just a plain story of three friends,two among them inebriated, biking at some 100 kph,a headon collision with a fast moving Bus and my friend reached that grey area between life and death,where they play tug of war between them, with you as the trophy. Life won in the end but left behind some lessons which I think he is not going to forget for the rest of his life.

The lessons :

Think about what consequence your next action is going to have on your life.In his case the accident changed the course of their life. The consequences of that unfortunate moment,he and his family are still facing today.
He says "If you think about 10 positive outcomes before doing anything,think atleast about 20 negative outcomes and be prepared for them". The statement seemed negative to me,which I thought were arising out of deep impact of an unfortunate incident.But he clarified,you got to have a fallback plan in place.Move on the path you dreamed of, but be sure to calculate after you walk a certain distance whether this is the path you dreamed of,whther the grass that seemed greener from the distance is really so.He meant to say that you always need to keep gauging and correcting your path,if needed.

Though I like the phrase 'A spectacular failure is better than a mediocre success',his words made me think and hence this blog.
Moving onto a different note, in recent days,I have collected a few good video songs
which can pull you out from deep agony and frustation.

This one,i rate best of the lot. Watch it for these lines :

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Somebody's gonna have to loose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about whats waiting on the other side
It's the Climb ,yeah!!!It's the Climb

This one is also an awesome video..'Eye of the Tiger'.Watch this video for these lines
So many times, it happens too fast
You change your passion for glory
Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive