Ricky Ponting and his attitude towards SUCCESS!!!

It’s a story about Ricky Ponting, one of the Greatest Cricketers to have ever approached the game.

The trait that made Ponting different from other cricketers was his sheer attitude towards the game. It was his never-say-die spirit. It’s a revelation of that attitude.

Someone once asked him the secret to his ability to find the gaps in the field. His answer was simple, yet revealing.

He said, “Every batsman surveys the field before taking strike, and usually the fielders get imprinted on his mind. They can almost see every fielder in their mind’s eye. 

But in my head, I don’t see the fielders. I only see the gaps!”

And that as his tally of runs shows made all the difference.
We could all take a leaf out of Ponting’s book:-

  • Don’t focus on the obstacles.
  • Look for opportunities.
  • Focus on your ability to solve the problems.

Life in many ways is like a game of cricket. There will be fielders out there who will stop you from scoring those runs.

There will be an opposing captain who will try his hardest to place the fielders in a manner that will make it difficult for you to score those runs. 

Your job is to find the gaps.

Next time, you see a problem or an obstacle, think the Ponting way. And see the gaps! 

No matter what, success will be your’s!!!


Why investment is better than consumption?

How Many People are riding ROYAL ENFIELD BIKE ? or wish to ride it ?

Look at the growth of Eicher Motors (Makers of Royal Enfield).

Share Price on September 2001 = ₹17.50
Price of Royal Enfield bike in 2001 = ₹55000/-

If any one would have bought the shares of Eicher Motors instead of a bike then he would have got 3143 shares ((₹55000/ ₹17.50 (share Price) = 3143 Shares))

Eicher Motor’s Share Price as on 4th Aug 2015 was ₹20,158.
Total Value as 3143 x 20,158= 6.33 crore.

₹55000/- is worth ₹6.33Crore in 13 Years.

Now he could have bought a Rolls Royce.

10 Indian foods we believe are ours, but they aren’t!


One of the most globally famous Indian food, Samosa has a special corner in every Indian house. This tea-time snack is originally from Middle-East. Termed as ‘Sambosa’, samosa came to India in 13th-14th century by the traders from Middle East. We Indians added our spices and techniques to ‘sambosa’ and as result we got our samosa.

Filter Coffee

Coffee was not a part of India till the 16th century when it was smuggled into the country, by Baba Budan, on his pilgrimage to Mecca.On returning, he cultivated coffee and the drink soon became popular. Indians would drink coffee without milk and sugar in place of liqueur. Filter coffee was popularized by Coffee Cess Committee when they set up their first Coffee House in then Bombay in 1936.

Gulab Jamun

This favourite Indian dessert originated in the Mediterranean and Persia where it is called as luqmat al qadi. Originally luqmat al qadi is made up of dough balls deep fried, soaked in honey syrup and sprinkled with sugar but in India we modified the recipe. It is one of the most loved sweet dishes in India.


You can’t imagine India without Chai. But do you know the chai that you have been drinking, since so many years thinking that its Indian actually belongs to China. Chinese used it as a medicinal drink and British wanted to break China’s monopoly in tea market, so they introduced chai to India. In fact, it was only in the 1950s that tea became so popular.


Jablebi is famous all over the country in different forms. While North India loves their thin and crispy jalebis, the South Indian version consists of thicker and has a slightly different shape. This ‘desi mithai’ is originally from Persia and Arabic region. Called as Zalabiya in Arabic and Zalibiya in Persian, this sweet crispy dessert has a no where connection to us.

Dal Bhaat

The typical Indian food Dal Bhaat, is eaten in various forms all over India. Dal Bhaat is actually of Nepali origin and it was through North Indian influences that the dish entered India and spread throughout the region.


Rajma or Kidney beans not Indian. The bean was brought to India through Central Mexico and Guatemala. Kidney beans are one of the most important ingredients in Mexican food. The treatment of kidney beans is different in India and Mexico. There is no second thought that even after knowing the origin of kidney beans, it will make any difference to our heavily taste of ‘rajma-chawal’.


The taste of butter chicken, kadhai paneer is reduced if it is not served with naan. The Americans and Europeans have recently discovered the joys of this bread and love pairing it with their chicken tikka. However, naan is not Indian but was brought to India during the Mughal era. Naan has its roots in Persian cuisine though the form of leavened bread is actually Iranian.


This Goan cuisine has Portuguese origin. It has been adapted from the very famous carne de vinha d’alhos which is the Portuguese name for Vindaloo. Originally, Vindaloo was made of wine, pork and garlic and though Indians modified it by using palm vinegar, pork/beef/chicken and multiple spices.


This delicious Bengali delicacy has Portuguese origin. Portuguese influence on our food is evident especially Goan food and it reached to Bengal too. Indian influenced the food by adding more vegetables and milk and making of it more Indian.

Credits: Priyanshi Lal
Courtesy: Speakingtree.in

Will you all agree??

One is born in a first class hospital, the other is delivered at home, both survived.One went to a private primary school and the other to a public school, both ended in the same high school.

One woke up from the bed and the other woke up on the floor, both had a peaceful sleep.

One has expensive attire, the other simple and cheap, both still cover their body.

One ate fried rice and roasted chicken, the other ate home made rice n dal but both filled their hunger.

One drives a Lexus, the other uses public transport but both reached their destination.

One may be reading this post from a Sony xperia, BB Z10, Q10, Samsung Galaxy 6edge, IPhone6+ and the other on an ordinary Smart phone, but all can see the same message.

Lifestyle is not a competition, various lanes lead to the same destination.

Just because our neighbour has amassed material posessions, it does not mean that we are a failure.

Happiness doesn’t come from having everything, but making the best out of what we have, it’s all about how we see ourselves.

Happiness is not having what we like. Happiness is liking what we have and learning to make the most of it by giving it.

Happiness is a state of mind!!!

Today teachers are not allowed to say or write anything negative…

A few interesting letters from teachers to get around this…….

Dear Parent,

We are delighted to inform you that your child displays remarkable initiative. Not for him the simple-minded obedience to teachers. We refer to his admirable refusal to do homework. We have, however, humbly requested him to stoop to our level and condescend to do his homework. Your support is appreciated.

Yours anxiously,


Dear Parent,

Your child’s distaste for mundane subjects such as mathematics shows an imaginative mind. Why, he wonders, does the square of the hypotenuse have to be equal to the square of the other two sides in a right-angled triangle? It is no wonder that he has scored a splendid zero in his math exam. Unfortunately, even brilliant students have to pass exams. Could you gently break that news to him?

Yours entreatingly,


Dear Parent,

We are pleased your child has one of the same qualities that Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, possessed. Like him, your son believes that history is bunk. But it may be best to disabuse him of the notion that the Mughal emperors were Amar, Akbar and Anthony.

Yours beseechingly,


Dear Parent,

Your child submitted a blank paper for last week’s science test, influenced perhaps by Albert Camus who said ‘Whether the earth or the sun revolves around the other is a matter of profound indifference’. Your son shares that profound indifference, undoubtedly for philosophical reasons. But could you inform him that in order to study philosophy, he has to pass class eight first?

Yours plaintively,


Dear Parent,

Your son has obviously read Friedrich Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil, which is why he was copying from the boy next to him during yesterday’s test. Like Nietzsche, he believes that Supermen like him have little use for conventional notions of morality. The teacher who caught him copying is a conventional type who gave him a zero.

Yours desperately,


Dear Parent,

We are impressed by your child’s knowledge of martial arts. In the past month, he has broken two legs, four arms and three noses. He also shows prudence while fighting, taking care to pick on weaker boys. For some reason, however, the fathers of the boys who were beaten up are planning to go to your home with hockey sticks.

Yours wretchedly,


Best Answer Given by an Indian Citizen!!!

My income tax return form has been sent back to me because in response to question for “Number of dependents on you?”.

I replied :

  • 65% of population who doesn’t pay taxes.
  • 2.1 million illegal Immigrants.
  • 9,00,000 criminals in over 85 prisons.
  • Above all 769 Idiots in parliament.

They said this was not an acceptable answer!!
I am still wondering. Who the hell did I miss out?

A letter that got us restrooms in train!!

Interesting letter written more than 100 years back..

Okhil Babu`s letter to the Railway department:

Date: 02 – 07 – 1909

Divisional Railway Officer,


Respected Sirs,

I am arrive by passenger train Ahmedpur station and my belly is too much swelling with jackfruit. I am therefore went to privy. Just I doing the nuisance that guard making whistle blow or train to go off and I am running with lotaah in one hand and dhoti in the next when I am fall over and expose all my shocking to man and female women on platform. I am got leaved at Ahmedpur station. This too much bad, if passenger go to make dung that dam guard not wait train five minutes for him. I am therefore pray your honour to make big fine on that guard for public sake. Otherwise I am making big report to papers.(ORIGINAL LETTER)

Your faithful Servant,

Okhil Chandra Sen

Okhil Babu wrote this letter to the Sahibganj divisional railway officer in 1909. It is on display at the Railway Museum in New Delhi. It was also reproduced under the caption Travellers ales in the Far Eastern Economic Review.

Any guesses why this letter is of Historic Value?
It led to the introduction of TOILETS in trains in India…!!!!

So no idea is stupid.

Do ventilate your feelings, no matter how good or bad is your English!

Which is a better career choice? Cow Farm or Programmer

Ramasamy passed B.tech and got placed in a MNC during Campus Recruitment for a CTC 4 lakhs. His Relatives and Family friends wished him success. That’s it!! Ramasamy face glowed like Petramax light and thought himself from today every day will be happy.

Madasamy beside to Ramasamy house got failed in Degree. All his relatives and family friends blamed Madasamy as everyone in Hyderabad is studying B.tech but Madasamy even failed in degree. Every one gave him suggestions like to sell Idly, Dosa…. Put Pan shop… or sell Milk… His Father was very much embarrassed. Now what to do…? Madasamy asked his mother 2 lakhs and borrowed 2 more lakhs then bought buffaloes and started Milk Business.

Ramasamy bought bike through credit card and started to office. Madasamy on TVS with Milk Cans also started to sell. Ramasamy proudly said ‘Hai’ to Madasamy. Madasamy with embarrass look said ‘Hai’ and left to their duties.

Six months passed away!!

Ramasamy cleared 20% interest over bike; still actual price 80K is pending. Madasamy cleared ₹1 lakh out of his ₹2 lakh borrowed money. Both faced each other, Ramasamy gave small smile thinking that when he will clear 80K. Madasamy also gave narrow smile by thinking about his remaining 1 lakh loan.

One year passed away!!

Ramasamy put hopes on salary hike. Suddenly due to recession company mailed this year no hike. Now half liter milk price increased to ₹14/-Rs from ₹10/-Rs. This profited Madasamy to 30% and cleared remaining 1 lakh loan amount. By now anyhow Ramasamy cleared his Bike loan and brought Personnel loan of ₹2 lakhs for 16% interest. Ramasamy bought furniture, LCD, LapTop with ₹2 that lakhs. Every One accolade Ramasamy as he brought these accessories in just 2 years of job. Now Madasamy with his Profited money brought 12 more buffaloes. His income doubled.

Again both faced each other. Ramasamy gave doubtful smile thinking about his Personnel loan. Madasamy gave heart full smile since he doesn’t have any debts.

After 2 Years Ramasamy got 10% salary hike. He then bought a Maruthi Wagan R car through Car Loan. Mean time Madasamy bought 2 acres land for his 3 dozens of buffaloes. Even Milk Prices raised to 30% again. Now Madasamy income is 200% more than Ramasamy. Madasamy owned one Auto to sell Milk. One more time both faced each other. By thinking his Loans and Interests Ramasamy unable to give whole Hearted Smile. Whereas Madasamy smiled confidently from his own Auto.

Two more years passed away!!

Ramasamy applied to ₹40 lakhs home loan and bought one apartment. Madasamy buffaloes number crossed Century. Madasamy bought 2 apartments. Ramasamy got 10 more percent salary hike. Milk price crossed ₹40/Rs per liter now. Total income of Madasamy is 500% more than the income of Ramasamy. That’s all Madasamy bought 1 Skoda and 1 Innova Car. Both faced each other. Ramasamy gave tension smile by thinking that when he will clear ₹40 lakh loan. Madasamy gave Confident smile since he own a single size Milk Factory with more than 100 buffaloes and 25 workers.

That night Ramasamy was in a deep frustration. Because after 5 years Madasamy own 4 crores of Money, monthly ₹5 lakhs of income, provided jobs to 25 workers. Ramasamy salary is ₹7 lakhs with ₹40 lakhs debt and un satisfactory job. This is the Balance Sheet.

Facts: In 2008 Milk was ₹10/- litre. Now ₹40/- litre. Gold ₹12500/- 10 grams, Now ₹30000/-. In the last 5 years salary hikes for software professionals was just 30%. All commodity prices increased to 300%. Still many people from outside think about software engineers that as they earn in lakhs…

For them show this or share……..


Startup Economics & Valuation Well Explained

Mary is the proprietor of a bar in Dublin . She realizes that virtually all of her customers are unemployed alcoholics and, as such, can no longer afford to patronise her bar. 

To solve this problem, she comes up with a new marketing plan that allows her customers to drink now, but pay later. She keeps track of the drinks consumed on a ledger (thereby granting the customers loans). 

Word gets around about Mary’s “drink now, pay later” marketing strategy and, as a result, increasing numbers of customers flood into Mary’s bar. Soon she has the largest sales volume for any bar in Dublin.

By providing her customers’ freedom from immediate payment demands, Mary gets no resistance when, at regular intervals, she substantially increases her prices for wine and beer, the most consumed beverages. Consequently, Mary’s gross sales volume increases massively. 

A young and dynamic vice-president at the local bank recognises that these customer debts constitute valuable future assets and increases Mary’s borrowing limit. He sees no reason for any undue concern, since he has the debts of the unemployed alcoholics as collateral 

At the bank’s corporate headquarters, expert traders figure a way to make huge commissions, and transform these customer loans into DRINKBONDS, ALKIBONDS and PUKEBONDS. These securities are then bundled and traded on international security markets. Naive investors don’t really understand that the securities being sold to them as AAA secured bonds are really the debts of unemployed alcoholics. Nevertheless, the bond prices continuously climb, and the securities soon become the hottest-selling items for some of the nation’s leading brokerage houses. 

One day, even though the bond prices are still climbing, a risk manager at the original local bank decides that the time has come to demand payment on the debts incurred by the drinkers at Mary’s bar. He so informs Mary.

Mary then demands payment from her alcoholic patrons, but being unemployed alcoholics they cannot pay back their drinking debts.Since, Mary cannot fulfil her loan obligations she is forced into bankruptcy. The bar closes and the eleven employees lose their jobs. Overnight, DRINKBONDS, ALKIBONDS and PUKEBONDS drop in price by 90%. The collapsed bond asset value destroys the banks liquidity and prevents it from issuing new loans, thus freezing credit and economic activity in the community. 

The suppliers of Mary’s bar had granted her generous payment extensions and had invested their firms’ pension funds in the various BOND securities. They find they are now faced with having to write off her bad debt and with losing over 90% of the presumed value of the bonds. 

Her wine supplier also claims bankruptcy, closing the doors on a family business that had endured for three generations, her beer supplier is taken over by a competitor, who immediately closes the local plant and lays off 150 workers. 

Fortunately though, the bank, the brokerage houses and their respective executives are saved and bailed out by a multi-billion euro no-strings attached cash infusion from their cronies in Government. The funds required for this bailout are obtained by new taxes levied on employed, middle-class, non-drinkers who have never been in Mary’s bar. 

Now, do you understand economics in 2015?

Beautiful letter written by a father to his son!!

Following is a letter to his son from a renowned Hong Kong TV broadcaster cum Child Psychologist.

The words are actually applicable to all of us, young or old, children or parents.! 

This applies to daughters too. 

Dear son ,

I am writing this to you because of 3 reasons

  1. Life, fortune and mishaps are unpredictable, nobody knows how long he lives. Some words are better said early.
  2. I am your father, and if I don’t tell you these, no one else will.
  3. What is written is my own personal bitter experiences that perhaps could save you a lot of unnecessary heartaches. Remember the following as you go through life;
  • Do not bear grudge towards those who are not good to you. No one has the responsibility of treating you well, except your mother and I. To those who are good to you, you have to treasure it and be thankful, and ALSO you have to be cautious, because, everyone has a motive for every move. When a person is good to you, it does not mean he really likes you. You have to be careful, don’t hastily regard him as a real friend.
  • No one is indispensable, nothing is in the world that you must possess. Once you understand this idea, it would be easier for you to go through life when people around you don’t want you anymore, or when you lose what/who you love most.
  • Life is short. When you waste your life today, tomorrow you would find that life is leaving you. The earlier you treasure your life, the better you enjoy life.
  • Love is but a transient feeling, and this feeling would fade with time and with one’s mood. If your so called loved one leaves you, be patient, time will wash away your aches and sadness. Don’t over exaggerate the beauty and sweetness of love, and don’t over exaggerate the sadness of falling out of love.
  • A lot of successful people did not receive a good education, that does not mean that you can be successful by not studying hard! Whatever knowledge you gain is your weapon in life. One can go from rags to riches, but one has to start from some rags!
  • I do not expect you to financially support me when I am old, neither  would I financially support your whole life. My responsibility as a supporter ends when you are grown up. After that, you decide whether  you want to travel in a public transport or in your limousine, whether rich or poor.
  • You honour your words, but don’t expect others to be so. You can be good to people, but don’t expect people to be good to you. If you don’t understand this, you would end up with unnecessary troubles.
  • I have bought lotteries for umpteen years, but I could never strike any prize. That shows if you want to be rich, you have to work hard! There is no free lunch!
  • No matter how much time I have with you, let’s treasure the time we have together. We do not know if we would meet again in our next life.

Your Dad