Gaurav Kapur: Conquer the world

“You will eat what you are told to, watch what you are told to, speak what you are told to. Is that understood, India? Now go conquer the world.”
~Gaurav Kapur.

Priyanka Chopra: Dil Yeh Ziddi Hai

English: Indian actress & Miss World 2000 Priy...

English: Indian actress & Miss World 2000 Priyanka Chopra, at the Filmfare Magazine launch in Mumbai, October 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“My best learnings:

  1. Boxing is hard, the punches hurt like crazy.  

  2. Push me to my limit and I’ll cross it. After all, Dil Yeh Ziddi Hai.  

  3. Never give up — winners never quit and quitters never win.  

  4. Trust yourself to deliver on your dreams.  

  5. Smile, laugh, live… What have you got to lose?” 

—Priyanka Chopra expounds on a conversation with her alter ego after finishing shooting and promoting the biopic, “Mary Kom”, which released today.

Mohandas K. Gandhi: Need and greed

Gandhi Ashram

Gandhi Ashram (Photo credit: Chobist)

 

M.K. Gandhi while serving in the Ambulance Cor...

M.K. Gandhi while serving in the Ambulance Corps during the Boer War (1899) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Rabindranath Tagore and Gandhi in 1940.

Rabindranath Tagore and Gandhi in 1940. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), political and ...

Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), political and spiritual leader of India. Location unknown. Français : Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), Guide politique et spirituel de l’Inde. Lieu inconnu. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

There is sufficiency in the world for man’s need, but not for man’s greed.

Mohandas K. Gandhi

 

 

 

 

Swami Vivekananda: Self-belief and God

Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda (Photo credit: On Being)

 

“You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself. ”
Swami Vivekananda

 

 

Mother Teresa: Love

“Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor… Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God‘s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.” -Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

 

Mother Teresa of Calcutta (26.8.1919-5.9.1997)...

Mother Teresa of Calcutta (26.8.1919-5.9.1997); at a pro-life meeting in 1986 in Bonn, Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rajat Chauhan: Run safe, run free

Districts of Delhi, with Narela in the North W...

Districts of Delhi, with Narela in the North West Delhi district. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Running fever has hit India like never before. But how safe are runners on roads and in parks?

A month ago, I got a frantic call from a patient who is a very passionate runner. On a beautiful Sunday morning in Delhi, while running inside the Jahanpanah City Forest, Greater Kailash-II, he had been attacked by two men. He suffered multiple stab wounds, but was fortunately able to fight off the robbers. He called me to ask if he would be able to run again.
This man had run in the Jahanpanah City Forest area hundreds of times before and had never felt any threat. He says: “It seemed the attackers were lying in wait for any random person to walk by—they had masks and a foot-long knife. This was a planned street crime.”
After the unfortunate incident, this runner has some tips for other runners. “The man with the knife thought he would surprise me from behind since I was running with headphones on my ears. But I am very conscious of maintaining situational awareness when I run. I keep the volume at a minimum. It’s probably this habit that saved my life. So, keep music turned as low as possible while running.”
Shantanu Singh, a runner from Bangalore, adds: “Your ears play the role of rear-view mirrors. Never block them by listening to music.” The runner from Delhi goes on to say: “Don’t expect help from bystanders. We all hate to say this, but we know it’s true. Although I was bleeding profusely, two old gentlemen who I saw right after the assault refused to let me even use their phone. Surprisingly the police were prompt and polite, and drove me to the hospital. Know first-aid and be ready to take care of yourself.”
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Mohandas Gandhi: Wisdom

Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), political and ...

Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), political and spiritual leader of India. Location unknown. Français : Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), Guide politique et spirituel de l’Inde. Lieu inconnu. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err. ”

 

 

 

 

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi: Strong hearts

Signature of Mahatma Gandhi.

Signature of Mahatma Gandhi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If your heart acquires strength, you will be able to remove blemishes from others without thinking evil of them.
Mohandas Gandhi

MK (Mahatma) Gandhi: Contraband

Morality is contraband in war. –Mahatma (Mohandas K. )Gandhi (1869-1948)

Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), political and ...

Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), political and spiritual leader of India. Location unknown. Français : Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), Guide politique et spirituel de l’Inde. Lieu inconnu. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

MK Gandhi and Cyril Connolly

Map of Obesity in Adult Females (% of adult po...

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Map of Obesity in Adult Males (% of adult popu...
Gandhi on Juhu Beach, Mumbai, May 1944.

Obesity is a mental state, a disease brought on by boredom and disappointment. –Cyril Connolly, critic and editor (1903-1974)

Poverty is the worst form of violence. –Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

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