Mahabharat and Bharat


 Duryodhan & Rahul Gandhi – both without talent. but yet wanted to be rulers on the principle of birth-right.

Bhishma & Advani – Never crowned. got respect & yet became helpless at the end of their lives.

Arjun & Narendra – Both talented. reached the highest position due to being on the side of dharma. but realise how difficult it is to follow and practice.

Karna & Manmohan Singh – Both intelligent. but never reached anywhere being on the side of adharma.

Abhimanyu & Kejriwal – Both new in war. they did not pass the chakravyuh test that enemies had spread around them & got trapped somewhere in between.

Shakuni & Digvijay Singh – Both wanted their masters to be happy irrespective of talent or right.

Dhritrashtra & Sonia – Both were blind for love of their sons.

And Last – Krishna And Abdul Kalam – We celebrate both of them but do not follow what they taught and preached. 

The Curious Case of RONALD OPUS – A Bizzare Legal Case


At the 1994 annual awards dinner given for Forensic Science, AAFS President Dr Don Harper Mills astounded his audience with the legal complications of a bizarre death.
Here is the Case:

On March 23, 1994 the medical examiner viewed the body of Ronald Opus and concluded that he died from a shotgun wound to the head. Mr. Opus had jumped from the top of a ten-story building intending to commit suicide. He left a note to the effect indicating his despondency. As he fell past the ninth floor his life was interrupted by a shotgun blast passing through a window, which killed him instantly. Neither the shooter nor the deceased was aware that a safety net had been installed just below the eighth floor level to protect some building workers and that Ronald Opus would not have been able to complete his suicide the way he had planned.

“Ordinarily,” Dr Mills continued, “A person, who sets out to commit suicide and ultimately succeeds, even though the mechanism might not be what he intended, is still defined as committing suicide.” That Mr. Opus was shot on the way to certain death, but probably would not have been successful because of the safety net, caused the medical examiner to feel that he had a homicide on his hands.

The room on the ninth floor, where the shotgun blast emanated, was occupied by an elderly man and his wife. They were arguing vigorously and he was threatening her with a shotgun. The man was so upset that when he pulled the trigger he completely missed his wife and the pellets went through the window striking Mr. Opus. When one intends to kill subject “A” but kills subject “B” in the attempt, one is guilty of the murder of subject “B”. 

When confronted with the murder charge the old man and his wife were both adamant and both said that they thought the shotgun was unloaded. The old man said it was a long standing habit to threaten his wife with the unloaded shotgun. He had no intention to murder her. Therefore the killing of Mr. Opus appeared to be an accident; that is, if the gun had been accidentally loaded.

The continuing investigation turned up a witness who saw the old couple’s son loading the shotgun about six weeks prior to the fatal accident. It transpired that the old lady had cut off her son’s financial support and the son, knowing the propensity of his father to use the shotgun threateningly, loaded the gun with the expectation that his father would shoot his mother. Since the loader of the gun was aware of this, he was guilty of the murder even though he didn’t actually pull the trigger. The case now becomes one of murder on the part of the son for the death of Ronald Opus.

Now comes the exquisite twist. 

Further investigation revealed that the son was, in fact, Ronald Opus. He had become increasingly despondent over the failure of his attempt to engineer his mother’s murder. This led him to jump off the ten-story building on March 23rd, only to be killed by a shotgun blast passing through the ninth story window. The son had actually murdered himself, so the medical examiner closed the case as a suicide.  

A true story from Associated Press. Reported by Kurt Westervelt.

Tamil Litrature explaining important aspects of life!!


Got startled when I came across this tamil quote… The words used in the quote is almost non-existent in today’s modern tamil… But the message conveyed thousand years back is mind blowing!! Not sure where we lost our heritage!!! Not many Tamils know or realise that our own literature can help us in planning our career and personal life!! 

Tamils those days spoke about importance of wealth, education, poverty & insult… These facts of life can be applied any time until the mankind exist!!! 

திரு விற்றலுடைய தில்லை –யொருவற்குக் 
கற்றலின் வாய்த்த பிறவில்லை–எற்றுள்ளும் 
இன்மையின்னாத தில்லையில் லேன்னாத 
வன்மையின் வன்பாட்ட தில். 

Nothing is more powerful than wealth. 
Nothing is higher than the education. 
Nothing is more painful than poverty. 
Nothing is stronger than avoiding rejection to a begger.

The Real Vijayakanth Before Trolling!!


Off late the biggest trolled personality in whatsapp, facebook, Twitter and other social platforms from Tamil Nadu is Captain VijayKanth!! 

“The Real Vijayakanth” is an initiative by behindwoods to show us how he built his career and his helping nature!!

Let’s look at this video first… Pls excuse as the video is voiceovered in Tamil!!

A brief of what was conveyed in the video;

  • Made it big without any background or support in cinema industry!!
  • Known for giving opportunity to many actors & directors by introducing them through his films!!
  • Known for uplifting many uplifting many struggling actors, directors, producers and technicians!!
  • Helped actor Vijay & Surya to leverage his popularity by acting in supportive roles during the early stages of their career!!
  • First to introduce food for everyone at his shooting spots!!
  • Brought Nadigar Sangam (Actors Association) out of debts by organising International shows!!!

General Motors Vannila Ice Cream Case Study


This is a real story that happened between the customer of General Motors and its Customer-Care Executive. Pls read on…..

A complaint was received by the Pontiac Division of General Motors:

‘This is the second time I have written to you, and I don’t blame you for not answering me, because I sounded crazy, but it is a fact that we have a tradition in our family of Ice-Cream for dessert after dinner each night, but the kind of ice cream varies so, every night, after we’ve eaten, the whole family votes on which kind of ice cream we should have and I drive down to the store to get it. It’s also a fact that I recently purchased a new Pontiac and since then my trips to the store have created a problem…

You see, every time I buy a vanilla ice-cream, when I start back from the store my car won’t start. If I get any other kind of ice cream, the car starts just fine. I want you to know I’m serious about this question, no matter how silly it sounds “What is there about a Pontiac that makes it not start when I get vanilla ice cream, and easy to start whenever I get any other kind?” The Pontiac President was understandably skeptical about the letter, but sent an Engineer to check it out anyway.

The latter was surprised to be greeted by a successful, obviously well educated man in a fine neighborhood. He had arranged to meet the man just after dinner time, so the two hopped into the car and drove to the ice cream store. It was vanilla ice cream that night and, sure enough, after they came back to the car, it wouldn’t start.

The Engineer returned for three more nights. The first night, they got

chocolate. The car started. The second night, he got strawberry. The car started. The third night he ordered vanilla. The car failed to start.

Now the engineer, being a logical man, refused to believe that this man’s car was allergic to vanilla ice cream. He arranged, therefore, to continue his visits for as long as it took to solve the problem. And toward this end he began to take notes: He jotted down all sorts of data: time of day, type of gas uses, time to drive back and forth etc.

In a short time, he had a clue: the man took less time to buy vanilla than any other flavor. Why? The answer was in the layout of the store. Vanilla, being the most popular flavor, was in a separate case at the front of the store for quick pickup. All the other flavors were kept in the back of the store at a different counter where it took considerably longer to check out the flavor.

Now, the question for the Engineer was why the car wouldn’t start when it took less time. E..ureka – Time was now the problem – not the vanilla ice cream!!!!  The engineer quickly came up with the answer: “vapor lock”.

It was happening every night; but the extra time taken to get the other flavors allowed the engine to cool down sufficiently to start. When the man got vanilla, the engine was still too hot for the vapor lock to dissipate.

Even crazy looking problems are sometimes real and all problems seem to be simple only when we find the solution, with cool thinking.

Don’t just say “problem is at the other end or it is  IMPOSSIBLE” without putting a sincere effort….

What really matters is your attitude and your perception.

Moral of the Story “Try to Fix the Bug instead of making it as a Known Issue”

Real Great Story…..!!!!!!!

The Science Behind Temple BELLS!!


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Most of the old temples have large bell at the entrance of the temple and you need to ring it before you enter temple.

A Temple bell have a scientific phenomena; it is not just your ordinary metal. It is made of various metals including cadmium, lead, copper, zinc, nickel, chromium and manganese.

The proportion at which each one of them mixed is real science behind a bell. Each of these bells is made to produce such a distinct sound that it can create unity of your left andright brain.

The moment you ring that bell, bell produces sharp but lastingsound which lasts for minimum of seven seconds in echo mode good enough totouch your seven healing centres or chakras in your body.

The moment bell sound happens your brain is emptied of all thoughts. Invariably you will enter state of Tran’s state where you are very receptive. This Trans state is the one with awareness.

You are so occupied in mind that only way to awaken you is with a Shock! Bell works as Anti-dote to your mind. Before you enter temple – to awake you and prepare you for taste of awareness is the real reason behind temple bell.

Why do we have a prayer room?


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Most Indian homes have a prayer room or altar. A lamp is lit and the Lord worshipped each day. Other spiritual practices like japa – repetition of the Lord’s name, meditation, paaraayana – reading of the scriptures, prayers, and devotional singing etc are also done here.

Special worship is done on auspicious occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, festivals and the like. Each member of the family – young or old – communes with and worships the Divine here.The Lord is the entire creation. He is therefore the true owner of the house we live in too.

The prayer room is the Master room of the house.We are the earthly occupants of His property. This notion rids us of false pride and possessiveness. Also the Lord is all pervading. To remind us that He resides in our homes with us, we have prayer rooms.

Without the grace of the Lord, no task can be successfully or easily accomplished. We invoke His grace by communing with Him in the prayer room each day and on special occasions.

Hindu is a geographical identity!!! Not a religion


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Hindu is a geographical identity, or at the most a cultural one – not a religion. There is no set of beliefs that everyone has to adhere to. Sadhguru

So, what is “HINDUISM” , is it really an organised religion ?

  • people think that Hinduism is a religion that worships idols, animals etc but in reality hinduism is not a relegion, hindu is a geographical identity
  • hindu is a term given by the persians to the people who were followers of the oldest civilization of sanatana dharma
  • there is no founder of hinduism and its not only about beliefs its about seeking
  • in hinduism you dont have to believe in specific god or even god , hinduism accept even atheists
  • in vedas a sacred scripture it is written that truth is one but paths are different
  • there are many paths to realise the truth – bhakti(devotion), jyana(knowledge by scriptures, meditation)
  • in sanskrit we say it adhyatma , it says to find the god within you by self realisation yoga , tantra, advaita , sankhya, etc are the parts of hinduism
  • many great people like buddha, vivekananda, ramkrishna paramhansa, ramana maharshi , gorakshanath, adi shankracharya etc were followers of sanatana dharma
  • today millions of people in the world are doing yoga which is an orthodox school of hinduism
  • hinduism itself is a spritual science , vedas , upanishads are the oldest holy scriptures which are not only for any particular relegion but for the whole mankind
  • hinduism is a philosphy , a way of life and its not a relegion , other name of hinduism is sanatan dharma from which buddhism, jainism, sikkhism originated , sanatan means eternal and it is for the whole mankind not for any community or religion…

Tried TicketGoose & Impressed


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Just tried TicketGoose & booking was Simple & Easy compared with already Simple, Easy & Market leader RedBUS… At last there is a competitor for redbus & it is going to be aggressive battle…

I’d give a (y) to TicketGoose… Though I didn’t have any negative experience with redBUS… I just wanted to support a competitor… Thanks for breaking a monopoly Arun Athiappan

Wish good luck to you & your team…