Busy bee

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After a long time i got WORK !!
Our team was re-structured and i got a new Team Leader.
Since then i didn’t get time to even checkout my stock quotes.
Its good that i’m getting to learn lot of new things but this is at the cost of my leisure.
Still i’ll try my best to return to the blogging world.
I’ve drafted few entries for iPod nano and Gmail security.
See you soon.

Time to break the fast..

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Messsage from Dean – IIT Madras

Dear Friends,

Here is a personal experience, as well as a moment of national pride, which I want to share with you. Hope you find it worth the time you put in reading it :

"In the middle of 1965 India-Pakistan war, US govt – then a close friend of Pakistan – threatened India with stopping food-aid (remember "PL-480"?). For a food deficient India this threat was serious and humiliating. So much so that in the middle of war, Prime Minister (Late) Lal Bahadur Shastri went to Ram Leela Grounds in Delhi and appealed to each Indian to observe one-meal-fast every week to answer the American threat. As a school boy, I joined those millions who responded to Shastri ji’s call. I continued the fast even when the war was over and India became self sufficient in food. Hurt deep by the national humiliation suffered at the hands of the US govt, I had vowed to stop my weekly fast only when India starts giving aid to USA.

It took just 40 years. Last week THE day arrived. When Indian ambassador in Washington DC handed over a cheque of US$ 50 million to the US govt, two plane loads of food, medical aid and other relief materials were waiting to fly to the USA. Time to break the fast? With no bad feeling about the USA, and good wishes for the Katrina victims, this humble Indian feels proud of the distance India has covered in 40 years. Let’s celebrate a New India!"

– Vijay Kranti.

Dean – IIT Madras

Being alone ..

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 Only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core into the other person.. without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without creating "the other," reducing the other into a thing, and without becoming addicted with the other.
 
They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other.