Absolute Beauty:Is all beauty contingent on a subjective point of view?

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, is it true?

As far as nature is concerned my thoughts are that all beauty is not contingent on a subjective point of view.

Show me a person who does not like the beauty of sunshine, the smile of rainbow, the beauty of rain, the beauty of winds blowing past you in the hills, the lush green meadows and the snow falling on X-mas.

Beauty of Sun Rise:  Sun rises behind the trees
Beauty of Sun Rise: Sun rises behind the trees

People might have a perspective of favorite seasons or they may or may not like rain or winter, however when it comes to the beauty which nature has provided us I can’t find someone who coins a different opinion on this.

When it comes to beauty relating to people or objects it does have meaning that we can have different versions from different eyes for the same people or object.

A painting which I may like is quite possible does not go well with others. The smile on a face may bring cascading smiles and some may frown on it.

As I write the post I just have the vague thoughts, here we discuss about beauty and eyes and what about those who have an impaired vision. they only imagine the beauty of rain, sun light, rainbow, lovely smiles. they stay happy and contended with what is around them and don’t have any regrets on whats good, bad or ugly. They are blessed with the power of sensing – hearing, feeling and touch. May God grant them courage to beat all odds and be inspirations to people who refrain from admiring the beauty in and around them.

As a closing note on Absolute beauty I would like to add a line I heard long time back:

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beer holder.

Meeting with a Stranger!!!

You’re sitting at a café when a stranger approaches you. This person asks what your name is, and, for some reason, you reply. The stranger nods, “I’ve been looking for you.” What happens next? Continue reading to know more about this adventure.


It was a warm morning and I was enjoying the last sip of my coffee at Starbucks as the part of my daily routine. I was running through my mind the to-dos for the day, the meetings, appointments deadlines when I felt a drift from behind and someone called out to me “Yes you, can I have your name”.

Intrigued by this behavior I turned around to discover a person in a black suit standing behind me carrying a bag. He did not carry the looks of the marketing or sales person, rather he was very calm and had an impressive persona that of an intellectual. I was wondering what led him to this behavior.

I replied “Hiya, this is Subhi, How can I help you gentleman”.

“Ahh! There you are, I have been looking for you since the last few days; I am John Prescot”.

This took me back again and I wondered what on earth I have done to become so demanding. I inquired “Why are you looking out for me”.

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Strangers or Dangers @http://agileopedia.com/

“Mr. Ben has sent me to contact you” replied John.

“Sorry!  Mr. Ben, who is Mr. Ben.” I inquired.

“You know him very well; indirectly you are working for him and helping him out”.

“I am getting late”, I started to walk for my office.

“Mr. Ben, Ben Huberman, remember, WordPress, the daily post, writing prompt, community pool.” shouted John.

“You work for him daily, respond to his daily post and participate in the community pool.”

John said “He is very impressed by the posts in your blog” and added “He wants me to invite you to be in the editor’s community at WordPress”.

I thought it was enough and it might be some prank from my friends but then John revealed his identity by showing his cards and other detailed documents and photographs.

“Sir, you are invited to be a part of the community and we will send you details recently” said John politely.

The morning turned out to be amazing for me and I was very elated.

He asked me to follow me to a convention being held at a corporate hub near to where we were.

He stopped a bus and got in; while I was gathering my belongings the bus started to move, owing to the traffic. The stranger Mr. John waved his hand out and prompted me to rush.

I felt some resistance and tried my best to reach out his hand, somehow I cannot move, walk or even run. Someone was holding me very firmly and pulling my hand.

At last I got up in a flash and found my daughter pulling my hand. She said Dad, what strange things you have been doing and saying while sleeping, get up and get ready for office, drop me to school too.

I paused, smiled and gave her a hug, then I suddenly realized what I have been doing all these days, working for Mr. Ben for all these days although not directly but he is driving me and all bloggers out there.

But thanks Mr. Ben, would for sure continue to work for you.

That’s my take with the stranger, keep coming back for more.

Can you keep a secret?

Secrets are a part of life and we all are part of it at some point of time or another, circumstances create them.

It all depends on the secret and the person involved, deciding whether the secret needs to be a secret at all.

Whether the secret is authentic:

Verify the secret, maybe it is not at all a secret. At times people who share something and ask to keep it a secret are doing this with a host of people. So it no longer remains a secret. Then there are people who spread gossips and to be protected ask to keep it as a secret. Get the secrets verified secretly before without worrying to protect the secret.

Does the secret needs to be discussed:

Circumstances often force people to situations which they may share with their intimate friends or family. If the problem needs discussion with a wider audience then we should guide the originator to sort out the situation and may be they could consult with other common friends to help it out.

I have witnessed in my life that secret is short-lived and whether I do it or not, very soon the so-called secret is public and wide open.

In my opinion if the secret is known to you it involves a person close to you. It is daunting to spill the beans and leak out the secret to others which he confronted with you as he had a trust in you. In other words it is termed as a breach and creating gossips. Secrets are shared to us by our friends’ family and in our professional world too.

So we should learn to have patience and handle the secrets with wits. This promotes a sense of strong bonding and a long-lasting relationship. Just be wise and keep the facts in place when you are handling secrets.

The power to foresee

You have the ORACLE with you and it can utter all the prediction for you.

WITH GREAT POWER THERE MUST ALSO COME–GREAT RESPONSIBILITY!Stan Lee

Having this super power by my side I must ensure that it is used responsibly and for good and noble causes.

I don’t long for wealth by predicting the lotteries or the results of a Grand Slam or FIFA.

The boon will be used for the betterment of mankind, nature, saving lives, preventing accidents, preparing for major disasters to be handled.

The Malaysian Airlines would never have disappeared, nor would it have been taken down. I would ensure that our skies will be a lot safer and not due to advanced technology albeit by preventing air mishaps.

There would be no calamity of sunken ships and ferries, Titanic would have never sunk with such powers around.

I will also be preparing the countries for averting the major natural disasters and save more and more human lives. We lose so many lives in landslide, cloud-burst, floods, fire and epidemics.

Life is by planning however death cannot be planned. Death is inevitable and it should be oblivion. We are never aware of the numbers we have in our life, so let’s not get bothered that our life will be reduced by a day with each prediction. Life should be large; it may or may not be longer.

The feeling of happiness, satisfaction and the state of elation which will be achieved will never bother me to rethink about the fact that I am going to lose a day.

Let’s pray for a happy world… Stay blessed and waiting for the view of the blogging community to respond on it.

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Movies that Moved me

If they can makes us smile, laugh, get motivated and inspired then they are definitely meant to make us cry.

This is what the movies are meant for – to communicate and to strike the audience with their clear cut message.

A great deal of effort, time, energy, passion, money and above all talent goes in the production of a movie. Hope Floats of many hearts with them.

Yes they do make us CRY, at least it does work with me, one needs to have a heart to be engaged with the story teller and understand the feelings.

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The Fault in our Stars

The fault in our stars Image Courtesy : Via Wikipedia 

Over the time there have been many movies which did move me, to list down a few:

  1. The Fault in Our Stars: It moved us to tears and mesmerized us. Thanks to WordPress for suggesting the topic and comment by The blogging bee that I happened to watch the movie yesterday and included this in the list. It is based on a novel by the same name written by John Green. It is all about living and dying. Hazel and Gus are teenagers and going through a terminal illness. They met in a cancer support group. Hazel’s life transforms after she meets Gus and they fall for each other.The characters are very string in the movie; the direction and screenplay is very brilliantly implemented.I would love to share the following lines from the movie:Between 0 and 1 there is an infinite numbers, between 0 and 2 there’s a bigger infinite. Thanks Gus for being a part of infinite. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.– Hazel’s funeral speech, for Gus on a pre-funeral event requested by Gus. I fell in love the way you fall asleep, slowly and then all at once. – HazelI’m grand! Yeah. I’m on a roller-coaster that only goes up, my friend. – Gus says when asked how you are doing in the support group.

    Pain demands to be felt. – Shown in a book read by Hazel.

  2. Autumn in New York: Story about a restaurateur(Richard Gere) and playboy and how his life changes when he falls in love with a pretty innocent girl and discovers that she is going to die very soon.
  3. Life is beautiful: I love the way Guido, a father (a Jewish Man) handles the entire duration of his stay in a Nazi concentration Camp with his humor quotient.
  4. Kal Ho Na Ho: This is a Hindi Bollywood movie. The movie is set in USA. It is revolves around a girl called Naina (meaning eyes) who is a serious girl and believes all the burden of this world is in her shoulder. Aman (played by Shahrukh Khan) arrives as her neighbor and changes her approach towards life and teaches her how to smile owing to his jest towards life and happy go lucky nature. she turns into a happy and bubbly girl and falls for Aman, only to discover that he is suffering from a fatal cardiac disease. Aman dies in a hospital with Naina by her side and promises that in his next life and all life to follow she will be his forever.
  5. August 7, 4:15: A song by Jon Bon Jovi, he wrote and composed this song inspired by the death of Katherine Korzilius, the daughter of Bon Jovi’s tour manager at the time. The death still remains a mystery.

I really thank all the artists, actors, directors and producers and all crew involved so that we get to enjoy some heart touching stories that move us.

This was my take on “Do movies, songs, or other forms of artistic expression easily make you cry?” Tell us more about  your feelings or movies or songs you have gone through.

 

The Small Wonder:New Series

Imagine that you’ve just been named the casting director of your favorite television show (or movie franchise). The catch: you must replace the entire cast — with your friends and family. Who gets which role? Just read on my version of it.


 

It would be a fascinating experience to be the casting director of a TV series. I get to cast the glamorous personalities… Arghh… threre’s a catch; the cast needs to be from my family.

Indeed I will relish that too and will try to justify their roles.

Small Wonder
Small Wonder

The TV series which I choose will be “The Small Wonder”. This will be the perfect family entertainer and I have all the CAST to be replaced by my loved ones:

Viki originally played by Tiffany Brissette goes to my daughter; she is very chirpy and she will enjoy the role.

Jamie originally played by Jerry Supiran is played by my nephew.

I will myself replace Ted Lawson.

Joan’s replacement will be my wife Julian.

Harriet who is the neighbor’s daughter will be my next door neighbor’s daughter.

I do not find any other concerns for the remaining cast as the series revolves mostly on these characters.

So watch out for the new version of The Small Wonder coming soon at a TV near you.

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Digging into surprise….

500 years from now, an archaeologist accidentally stumbles on the ruins of your home, long buried underground. What will she learn about early-21st-century humans by going through (what remains of) your stuff?

From pats and pans to mobile and cans everything will be a surprise for them.

They will be surprised with the prized possession they have dug out and will display them proudly.

Some might even make the headlines like “A rare species of device is discovered which analyst assume was used to make calls in the 21st Century”. After 500 years technology might take a leap and people have device built in the human body. Arm being your dial pad and ear equipped with device to listen to the caller.

The discovery of bottles and taps assuming scarcity of water after 500 years will be termed as a major achievement.Analyst will present the tap to an audience as follows:

Just by turning the handle of this equipment they received as much water as they liked.

 

The reaction from the audience will be “We can’t believe it!!!”

Books will be a thing of the past and it will be another exciting material they would have found.

A special team will investigate the importance of “i” and Apple as a host of objects having Apple and iPad, iPhone etc. will be discovered.

Above all they will discover the existence of love, family, social life and bonding with the photographs and videos they discover and a new chapter of connecting with people will start in the era….

Relive the Childhood!!!!

Your adult self is suddenly locked in the body of a 12-year-old kid. How do you survive your first day back in school?

Going back to school
Going back to school

To start with it would be a wow feeling that I am back to best time of life as a child.

It is to relive the moment again and this time with greater wisdom and wit.

The slightest thought of it fascinates me; It’s like a reincarnation, so another aspect would be to do all the things which I missed doing or could not do for some reason.

It will not at all be scary for me to be back to school; in fact it will be wonderful. I would surprise everyone with all the facts and knowledge I have albeit being a 12-year old.  In fact if it is not a time travel then going to school will be an altogether a new experience with the colorful classrooms, presentations, host of sports and extra-curricular activities, the joy of never getting punished (like at our times the teachers would slap kids or hit with a ruler) and the beautiful teachers. At times I wish I could attend the class with my daughter, she is in 2nd grade. Love the small colorful chairs in her class.

I won’t miss out to:

  • Having lunch, before the lunch break.
  • Making out new friends.
  • Playing football and cricket in lunch time, as we already had our lunch.
  • Taking part in skits, singing the Christmas carols.
  • Engaging in fights. Blushing with my girlfriend.
  • Will teach the basics etiquettes of internet and blogging and its importance in life, if not a time travel.

We grow up, land up with handsome paying jobs, get married and after few days get paranoid. The life in this era of Facebook and Twitter has become so monotonous and busy (without reason) that this would be a real refresher for people. People end up putting enormous time in social media while they are not communicating with their family, friends or neighbors.

This will be a golden chance to go back to the time when relations and people were valued more than having sharing and likes.

So to wrap it up:

Thy take my money, thy take my name,Thy take my fame and gain.

Return me back my childhood,

Wherein I sailed my paper boat and get drenched in the rain.

Let me fly by the speed of light and be the 12 year old with a matured sight.

Image Courtesy: http://thirdgradethinkers8.blogspot.in/2013/08/back-to-school-preparations.html

 

Nightmare Jobs

Hope everyone is in love with the job he does and we don’t end up with nightmare jobs or head towards it.

Everyone has their boundaries, limitations and promises to fulfill and at the end of the day they have to land up doing a certain job irrespective of their likeness. Simply put we should not comment as we don’t know how many smiling faces are behind his job. In fact we should have more respect for those stuck in situations where the working conditions are extreme for him.

We must respect the work done by every other person and no work is small or big or nightmarish. When a job turns out to be a nightmare it is by and large when there are human issues or working conditions are acute. These are the times which teach and make people more experienced and accomplished to handle such conditions and prepare for the next level.

At such times Keep the Faith in the saying:

“This too shall pass”

We must hold on to our instincts as time goes by and we have something better in our kitty.

The most daring job in this world and nightmarish too for me is to teach children. There is a mammoth amount of patience you should have. It is for sure that if you lack the patience in the beginning you will definitely have some while you end. Kids have a whirlpool of questions and all of them are meaningful for them. At the end either they learn everything or you seem to forget all your concepts.

Happy working everyone….