“That is impossible”
“It’s a waste of time!!”
“Tell me that you are joking!!”
The world did not believe that he could succeed.
Yet, this man showed the world that with perseverance and dedication, the impossible could be achieved…
I had the pleasure of meeting this man a few days back.
He is a shy man; he smiles at his guests, asks after their well-being and talks only when asked to.
However, a conversation with his wife and son helped me know him better and the business that he ran successfully for close to four decades….
His story was inspiring and motivating. A man with an illustrious past and yet so humble; it was such an endearing quality.
I was awed and was filled with respect for him…
“King Dasaratha had 3 wives, but, none of the three wives could bear a son”
“Worried, Dasaratha consulted some sages who suggested that he perform a yagna.”
“So, the king performed a yagna. A celestial being rose from the fire and offered Dasaratha a vessel of Sweet Payasam.
The divine form, then instructed the king to give a portion of the sweet dish to each of his three wives. The king did so.
And lo behold!!!
Dasaratha was blessed with four wonderful sons…..”
The grandmother narrated the story of Ramayana to the small girl.
“Drinking the sweet payasam gave Dasaratha 4 sons?!”, the girl beamed with fascination…”How”?
“That’s magic“, the grandmother quipped, before switching off the lights and putting the girl to sleep…
If that’s magic, then our doctors who wield the power to change our lives are magicians…..
Those magicians in white;
Working day and night;
With wands called scissors and knives;
Always, changing our lives…
One word: Awesome.
A “finely woven” thriller, it is simple and yet sophisticated in its plot. This book definitely qualifies for a fantabulous read and is sure to keep its readers glued to the pages from the start till the end.
A note from the author:
Please leave your brain aside before reading this mindless story-(A request with due respect to the readers)
Once upon a time, the whole world was one – undivided.
This big world was ruled by a glorious king; just one king…
Many years passed and he ruled his kingdom wisely.
They sat in silence at the park.
Their eyes didn’t meet each other’s; their hands weren’t entwined. They sat at an arm’s length distance from each other…
It was probably eons since their last rendezvous and silence seemed appropriate to them, at that moment.
Some things had changed since the last time they had met…
His beard had streaks of grey and she was aging too, but, there was an abundance of beauty still left on her. She looked only slightly older than she did, years back…
So, if you have made up your mind to read this book, then, here’s my take on the content:
Strange are the times that we live in…A simple gesture of kindness is hard to come by…
We talk about humanity at length, and yet fail to display it at a basic level.
We talk about justice to rape victims and fail to give a woman a ride in the night if she is stranded. We talk about respecting elders and yet fail to offer our seats to the elderly folks on the bus. We talk about child labor, and yet fail to notice the child cleaning the tables at the hotel.The list is endless…
We may not be able to provide a solution to all the problems in this world, but, if we can, we should.
But hey! I’m not going to be all didactic here.
This post is not intended to convey my beliefs, but to honor some men who choose to be different from the rest of the society in their own ways…