Have you ever seen a doctor stitching someone's wound?
When he stitches, he may seem the cruelest person on this earth and the needle seems no less than a sword. But whatever happens that time happens for your well-being. Your parted skin might be cursing the needle at that time but the needle, thread and expert hands know what they are doing. They don't care about your tears and pain but do their work with good intent. It does not bother them whether you are cursing them or praising them but they always shower their blessings on you.
So it is very much okay until you are doing something good on the cost of presenting yourself as the cruelest person on this earth. What matters is the intent not the doings. If your doings contain good intent, sooner or later those will be appreciated. But if you are faking good with wrong intent then sorry buddy, God can't save you.
Another noticeable thing is that the good work is being done by soul-less needle and thread. So whatever size, designation, fame, name you have doesn't matter what only matters is INTENT.
Have you ever seen a doctor stitching someone's wound?
The exuberance of childhood can never be repeated. But those moments can be captured in beautiful portraits. I can remember some incidents of our (I and my siblings) inquisitive childhood exuberance:
Though I don't remember, I am repeatedly told that when I was a kid, I was very amazed with the electric switchboards. Once some guests visited our place and my Mom was busy attending them. Somewhere I got a metal wire and an idea came in my mind. I was ready to experiment with this metal piece and the switchboard. Since the switchboard was too high for me, I arranged a table and put a stool over it in order to reach it. Then I climbed upon the stool with the metal strip in my hand and switch on all the switches on the board. I inserted both the tips of the metal wire/strip in socket's live and neutral holes. No prize for guessing what happened next. I was thrown away with a shock and our house dipped in darkness.
Another one was when I was too small to sit properly. I was sleeping peacefully (Since I was a good child I always slept peacefully: P). Since Mom is a big tea addict, she made herself a cup of tea and sat beside me. Suddenly doorbell rang and she left to see who was at the door. Meanwhile I moved my hand in the sleep and since the cup was not very far from me, I spill a cup full of tea over me. Not long back, I had all those burn mark on my body.
This one is not with me but with my brother. It was winters and he was having a full sleeves pullover. Sometime in the evening, he complained about pain in his right hand. Mom thought that he might hit himself while playing so she put some ointment. But the situation got worse when he continuously kept complaining about his hand and started crying. As the time passed, his hand started getting pale. Till then dad had arrived and they rushed to doctor. Mr. Doctor did all the possible inspection but was clueless what had happened and why the hand was getting pale. Though he was sure that blood was not reaching in his hand but was clueless about the reason. There was nothing in the hands of poor Mom & Dad that time and they returned home. By that time it was too late and mom undid his pullover so that he can sleep. As soon as she undid his pullover, they (she and dad) were surprised to see a rubber band (used to pack sweet boxes) around his wrist which was the culprit and was preventing blood circulation.
Another one related to my other brother. When he was a kid, we were playing a game of HIDE & SEEK. In order to hide himself, he locked himself in the kitchen. Now he did this very easily but when it was the turn to come out after the game he forgot how he locked the door. After repeated instruction he was unable to unlock the door. And finally Dad had to break the door or the lock (I don’t remember what was exactly done).
There are many other incidents which can be put here. but I think that these are enough for now.
Ceding space to someone else is never easy and it becomes more difficult when you are at a commanding position. In the course of clinching Border-Gavaskar trophy 2008, MSD taught an unforgettable lesson to world Cricket. Before stepping in the shoes of Indian Cricket captain, he assured to show gratitude to someone who set the foundation to make things easy for him. Today when the ninth Australian wicket had fallen and the formality remained after a dramatic post-lunch Austrilia's collapse, MSD showed a remarkable gesture and ask Dada to captain Indian side in his last test innings. The joy, pride and enthusiasm on Ganguly's face were telling everyone what MSD has done. The step MSD took showed the world that if you want to rise you need to show gratitude towards your seniors. He reminded us that a branch laden with most number of flowers leans most.
Everyone is talking about India's victory in this series, retirement of Jumbo, clangers of Punter, 40th century of master blaster and tactful captaincy of Dhoni. But it must also be remembered for the remarkable gesture from Dhoni and it will work as an example in world cricket for eons to come.
"Let's advance the advanced mathematics class."
Do you feel an awkward construction in it? If yes then a better South Asian version available for you:
"Let's PREPONE the advanced mathematics class."
Those who find the later is a better sentence might be surprised to know that PREPONE is not a valid English word but a clever invention by Indian English speakers. It is used so commonly in Indian English that it comes so natural to our tongues that we can never imagine that we are using a non-English word so frequently.
Thanks to Reader's Digest, Nov 2004 issue (which I found at my home, don't know from where), that taught me so commonly used HINGLISH words.
According to Washington State University site, following definition is present for 'prepone':
Other commonly used HINGLISH words (I learned in that article), which don't have a place in English are:
Dias: Actual word is DAIS (day-iss), I don't think any Indian presenter uses right word, even IIM-director uses Dias.
Advance: Generally people say 'Advance Course...' but actually it is 'Advanced course...' (I'm glad that I knew it :-))
Memento: Derived form Memory. Everybody pronounces it as MOMENTO and so spells it like MOMENTO (Thanks to Bhatti, who told this to me earlier)
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