Friday, May 30, 2014

why we dont pick the best always ?

First time I heard about blogging over 6 years back, and about seasoned bloggers are calling the shots! I felt I was very smart to know about it, and started preaching to neighbors and other friends, how smart it's to make in 6-7 figures, just by blogging.

Whoever listened to me would have assumed that I would start. But no, I had not started. I may be started, but I never continued, beyond couple of posts. I knew I do write very well, but there I stopped. And though I learned of the opportunity, I never really tried to crack it.

And without thinking much....started a business, because its kind of fancy, at least to me,  to have started business, to have our own private limited company. Times have been Topsy turvy most of the time, but continued.

Now again due to our recent start up brandDigi, a digital marketing agency, day in & day out, we keep talking about the power of blogging for personal branding as well as business success. I feel too bad not to have started blog 6 years back....and  i feel even one year back also would have done a lot of difference.

Bygones be gone, now we are starting a blog on lifestyle & health on SalsaTimes. Hope we succeed, in getting satisfaction, and if not in other matters :(

What perturbs me a lot is why I have not started when the very first time we come to know.  Why we allow small small obstacles dim the big picture?

Looking back, I have so many such moments, where I could have picked to do great, but I did not do.

The first thing that comes to my mind is

  • When I was 18, I had found greatest book of all the time: Think and Grow Rich, in my hands.  I did read the book, and kept aside like any other story book. Only if I followed even 1% of it, life could be much better by now.
  • I could have started visualizing as soon as I came to know the concept, but I always postponed.
  • etc etc
I think now I have developed tendency to catch first better thing I come across, but a lot of time wasted doing otherwise.

Hope this post helps someone wake up faster, rather than clinging to the smug & lazy habits of the past.

Let me know your experiences.

Unseen Images from World War I


The images, by an unknown photographer, show daily life of soldiers in the trenches, destruction of towns and military leaders. The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War

An undated archive picture shows French soldiers firing a 155 mm mortar from a trench on the front line, at an unknown location in France.


 French soldiers moving a 95 mm cannon, on the rear guard near the front, at an unknown location in France.


a French soldier aiming an anti-aircraft machine gun from a trench at Perthes les Hurlus, eastern France


French soldiers standing in German trenches seized after being shelled on the Somme front, northern France in 1916


French officer standing near a cemetery with recent graves of soldiers killed on the front lines of World War One (WWI), at Saint-Jean-sur-Tourbe on the Champagne front, eastern France December 19, 1916


French General Joseph Joffre (2nd R) congratulating and awarding medals to soldiers, who fought in the Battle of Verdun, in Verdun March 1916


Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener (2nd L) meeting French General Albert Baratier (R), on horseback, as French Marshal Joseph Joffre looks on (2nd R), on the Champagne front, Eastern France in 1915


Germans soldiers marching through Chalons en Champagne, Eastern France September 1915


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Woman power in Modi’s council of ministers

Nirmala Sitharaman : Minister of State


Najma Heptullah : Minority Affairs


Harsimrat Kaur : Food Processing Industries


Uma Bharti : Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation


Smriti Irani : HRD Ministry


Sushma Swaraj : External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs Minister


Maneka Gandhi: Women and Child Development Ministry


Various views on Modi.......

Mamata Banerjee, TMC chief

Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee called Narendra Modi 'Danga Babu' or 'Mr Riot' on 8 May 2014.


Prithviraj Chavan, Maharashtra Chief Minister

Narendra Modi's style of functioning has left Corporate India worried as it leaves no room for debate and dissent.



Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP

When news broke that Narendra Modi extended an invitation to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his swearing-in ceremony, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor was quick to take a dig at him saying, 'If Nawaz Sharif does accept the invitation, let's hope Narendra Modi will serve him chicken biryani!'


Rahul Gandhi, Congress vice president

On 9 April 2014, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi launched an attack on Narendra Modi saying the BJP's PM nominee would go to any extent to get the top post.




Shankarsinh Vaghela, Congress leader

Leader of Opposition in Gujarat Shankarsinh Vaghela courted controversy when he praised Narendra Modi. 'People have voted for you with great expectations. You will not be the PM of BJP but the PM of entire India. In 1984 it was two, now it is 282 and the credit goes to Narendra Bhai'.



Kamaal R Khan, Actor-producer

Actor-producer Kamaal R Khan is always in the news for his bizarre tweets. But he took it a step further on May 16 when he announced he was leaving India for good because Narendra Modi was becoming PM.



M Karunanidhi, DMK chief

DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi praised Narendra Modi on 21 May 2014 'humble beginning, intelligence and hard work.'


Anand Sharma, Union Minister

In April 2014, Union Minister Anand Sharma alleged that Narendra Modi's publicity budget was Rs 10,000 crore and most of it was black money.




Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Actor

'I think India is definitely hopeful, definitely inspired. We are looking forward to India shining. With all respect, we welcome you, Prime Ministerji. I heard in his speech about how this definitely is going to be a journey together. And yes, as one amongst the people of my country, we’d love to take this journey and ride together. God Bless. Success ahead', said actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at Cannes, about Narendra Modi's win.



Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister, Karnataka

In March 2014, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah received massive flak for calling BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi a 'mass murderer'.



U R Ananthamurthy, Kannada writer

In September 2013, when the BJP announced Narendra Modi as its PM candidate, noted Kannada writer U R Ananthamurthy said he will not live in a country that is ruled by Modi. He however made a rather quick u-turn after the polls saying it was 'just a slip of tongue'.



Sonia Gandhi, Congress president

While she didn't exactly name Narendra Modi, on 9 April 2014 Congress president Sonia Gandhi made an indirect attack on the BJP's PM nominee saying his 'true face' was hidden behind a mask.