My take on the Delhi Bus Gang-rape Trauma. Who is to be blamed?

The atrocity of the recent Delhi bus gang-rape incident on the fateful night of December 16, 2012 is beyond utterable words. A 23-year-old paramedical student and her male friend were returning home after watching a movie.

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Human Pain and Suffering: Dignity or a Joke?

Recently a family member of my good atheist friend was admitted to a hospital. It appeared that even after many efforts from doctors, there was no hope about recovery, and the patient was still going through a lot of suffering.

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The Magic of the word "Thooch". A childhood memory about friendship

When I was in my tween years, I often got into physical flights with a boy called Subba Rao who lived in my neighborhood. If you need some introduction to Subba Rao, you may want to check...

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My Opinion on "3 Idiots" Movie, and the Problem of a Selfish Ambition

When I worked in the United States last year, my friend Vamsee and I often used to hangout on the weekends. He would come to my apartment on Friday evening, spend the weekend with me and drive back on Monday morning.

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30 Reasons Why You Want to Ride a Bicycle

Plenty of reasons why you want to promote yourself to riding a bicycle! Better late than never.....

1) Bicycling is fun.
2)
Bicycling helps us enjoy and feel the beauty of nature.
Commuting and exercising in one shot.
Bicycling is one of the easiest exercises.
Bicycling helps lower cholesterol, and improves heart health.
Bicycle is inexpensive.
Bicycling is perfect where car parking is expensive.
Easier to start. There are relatively no issues if the bicycle is left unused for longer periods. All you need is pump up some air and get going!
No need to worry about fuel. Bicycling saves money.
And of course, it is environmentally friendly.
Easier to clean.
Easier to maintain and repair.
Inexpensive repair costs.
Inexpensive to change (or upgrade) to a different one.
Bicycling is cool.
Be a fitness role model to others.
Be a ‘environment-friendly’ role model to others.
Bicycle represents your attitude of simplicity(true?), better than a car.
Bicycling can help us access places, where it is difficult to access using car.
Fewer traffic rules to obey, and so you can avoid a traffic ticket.
Compact and easier to transport. Lighter weight.
Easier to disassemble or reassemble.
We can make more friends while bicycling.
Bicycling builds up endurance.
Bicycling helps improve body coordination.
Quieter neighborhood.
Your bicycle can carry you, and if you want a change, you can carry your bicycle. You cannot do the same with your car :)Plenty of reasons why you should promote yourself to riding a bicycle!

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The Most Important Study in the World that is Often Ignored

I often played Cricket and Soccer after school hours during my childhood. While we were in the classroom having our last class of the day, we friends would communicate through a sign language about where would be playing. We felt excited about the game that as soon as we left the school, we would run to playground with our hearts pounding with joy.

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Do you have time? A heart touching story about a friend

It was 6PM as I was giving instructions to my team for the technical presentation, which we have for the next morning. My phone rang. It was from an unknown number. I thought that it must be some marketing call and disconnected it, so that I could finish off my discussion and leave for the day.

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How to deal with the death of a loved one?

Last month my dad passed away due to severe sunstroke. Having lost my mother ten years ago due to illness, I became much closer to my dad than before. My dad was like my best friend. In this article, I will share my experience on how I am dealing with the death of my dad.

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What is the Big Deal about Jesus Christ's Resurrection? What if it is True? Is it Really Important?

I was born in a non-Christian family. A few years ago, while I was gaining interest in learning more about Jesus Christ, one of the things that I was not paying much attention to, was His resurrection. I used to think that Jesus taught so many good things about living a better life, and it should not actually matter whether He was resurrected or not. 

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What is So Good about Good Friday?

As I grew up in Kerala, I was perplexed by the Malayalam translation of “Good Friday” which is “Dukha Velli”, meaning ‘Sad Friday’. I was confused by these contradictions, why some people called it ‘Good’ and others called it ‘Sad’.

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Teachings of Jesus Christ in the Indian movie Enthiran / Robot / Robo ?

Last year I watched Rajni’s movie ‘Enthiran’ (dubbed into ‘Robo’ in Telugu and ‘Robot’ in Hindi). Because of stunning graphics and special effects, I kept wondering if it might be the Hollywood version. This may not be like a typical Rajni’s movie. So it is recommended to keep your expectations flexible in case you still have not watched it. However, it is another excellent performance from thalaivar.

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The Biggest Secret of any Success

My education went pretty well till my 7th class without any financial issues. Then my father faced huge loss in his business and we were in debts. While my father was trying his luck in different business opportunities those years, my aunt (mother’s sister) and brother-in-law came to our rescue. 

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Does God need a Weighing-Scale to pick People into Heaven? Why good is bad and is even ugly?

I often hear about “weighing-scale” concept which makes me think that God needs a weighing-scale. The weighing-scale concept is this: If a person does more good deeds than bad deeds, he/she goes to heaven. Otherwise, he/she goes to hell. That inspires me to do many calculations in my mind. What if a person does 51.1% good deeds and 49.9% bad deeds? Will he/she still make into God’s presence? What if a person does 99.9% good deeds and commits one terribly bad deed which accounts for only 0.1%?

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Is Religion the Root Cause of Much Evil in this World?

In this article, I will talk about my views on whether religion is the root cause of much evil in this world and if not, what is the real cause of evil in this world.

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What is Power? An Observation at a Childhood Experience

When I was about ten years old, I often used to get into physical fights with other kids. I was part of a small gang in my school. The head of the gang was a tall kid. We all used to call him by the letter ‘N’ (as that was the initial of his last name). N was a good friend of mine.

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Who is Jesus? A Blind Man's Perspective

Interestingly, I have been asked to explain this by many of my friends. The verse refers to Jesus’ healing of a blind man.  Depending upon what religion one comes from, the explanation differs. I would like to paraphrase what Joseph Stowell (Moody Bible Institute) had to say. 

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Can this be God's Favorite Hobby?

I sometimes used to wonder 'What are God's hobbies?' Or what is something that God immensely enjoys doing? Can it be Cricket? Football? Tennis? Or a birdwatching? Before we explore what His favorite hobby is, can we know who He is? Some people think that because there is evil in this world, there is no God. How can God let evil things happen to good people?

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Remembering Gandhi and His Two Weapons

Human existence on this earth approximately goes back to six million years and we all know that there happened to be great encounters between man and nature with respect to the existence of human species. We have surmounted many critical stages in the sojourn of civilization. The onward march of human civilization has encountered many risks and challenges at every stage of its development, which made the man more dynamic, adaptive, creative and pragmatic

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Do we need Jesus Christ? Do we understand Him?

Most often, we focus too much on ourselves and ignore the suffering of this world. Sometimes we do not understand the suffering of others unless we experience it directly. Most of us have an attitude of smugness and consider ourselves righteous because we did not murder, rape, abuse or steal.

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Strategy for Facing a Hurtful World

I came across an article by someone who wrote about the ultimate goal of life. Basically, the essence of that article is this: Do not feel pain or happy for anything. By giving up your feelings, you will soon reach a godly state.

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Do We Need Hobbies?

When I completed my high school and was leaving for undergraduate education, one of my friends gave me a scrapbook to fill. I found a question on hobbies. That was the first time I listed down my hobbies. I remember, I wrote, "Cricket, cricket, cricket". 

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Can We Understand the Universe?

Recently, I listened to a series of recorded lectures by Steven L. Goldman titled Science in the Twentieth Century: A Social-Intellectual Survey. In these lectures Goldman, who has degrees in both physics and philosophy.....

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Do Not Worry

Many people worry a lot. They worry about everything. They worry about food. They worry about job. They worry about clothes. They worry about themselves. They worry about what others think of themselves.

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The Magical Power of Solitude

There are some incidents that increased fear in my life; such as the passing away of my mother. I received good love and support from my family and close friends during those times, but it was still scary. There was a fear of facing life.

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3 Things We Can Learn from the Little Children

We friends had a get-together recently for a New Year's eve party. One of my close friends has two daughters. They were about 4 and 6 years old.

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The Story of How a Lost Coffee is Found

A morning cannot be imagined without a cup of coffee. I am a big fan of coffee and have tried variety of flavors. The flavor I am talking about right now is the best flavor that I had in the last year. It was dark brown in color with orange tinge and too soft to touch.

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A Very Important Step in Solving a Problem

The other day, I was in the Dayton airport, to catch my flight to Dallas. It was the week of Thanksgiving, and there was a long queue for the security screening. 

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The burden of superstitious beliefs

God creates humans; Humans create superstitious beliefs. God's creation is powerful than our creation. This means - believe in ourselves and God, not the unwanted beliefs that eat mind and body.

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How to Set a Background to your Favorite Picture using Photoshop

In this article, I am going to talk about how to add a background to any of your favorite images.

 

Now you can be proud to put yourself next to any of your favorite celebrities! Or you can fool a good friend of yours for fun by saying that you went to China when you really didn’t.

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Cricket and Batting in Life - A Simple Truth about Facing Problems Courageously

So, do you like cricket like me? Well, I love cricket. But I pay attention to cricket only when India is winning. Now, let us think that India is playing a crucial cricket match. It is the finals. We lost the toss, and we are to bat second.

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How to apply Color to the Black and White Picture using Photoshop?

Here I’m going to say a little bit about me and some tips about Photoshop. I have very much interest in Adobe Photoshop from the age of 16. I never get bored learning this software and I also love animations besides Photoshop.

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10 Happiness and Love Quotes that will Inspire Us

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” - Herman Cain

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Don't PUSH but Do this! A Successful Sales Strategy to Help and Win Customers

I work as a sales executive in a furniture mall. One of the things I like about the job is that, you get to meet a lot of people; people from different backgrounds with different attitudes. It's real fun, when you have to spend some time with them.

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What is Love? An opinion from an inspiring author

I found this context when I am recently reading ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ by Stephen Covey. I thought I would share with you. Thanks for reading. It is profound. The following incident explains Stephen Covey’s view of what love is.

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How to Maintain Motivation to Achieve Your Goals

Why do many people give up pursuing their goals in the middle?

We see many people starting to pursue their goals with great excitement. Some people are exceptionally good starters. But when they experience any stress, discomfort or resistance in their path, they drop off.

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10 Helpful Principles for Positive Parenting

Seeing their innocent faces, we forget all our worries. In this busy world, we live a mechanical life without sharing our feelings for our family members, not even spending time with children.  

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12 ways to leave better voice messages on the phone

 

I was just listening to one my good friend’s voice message and had a hard time figuring out the message and the identity of the caller.

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6 Simple Tips to Make a Habit of Eating Healthy Foods

So you made a resolution that you should eat healthy food varieties that can help you in maintaining a healthy good-looking physique? You also felt that your motivation about eating healthy foods is not long-lasting? Or you just feel drowsy or dull frequently that you think happens because of your poor eating habits?

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How to Face a Negative Situation that Challenges your Self-esteem?

I recently met my professor (who was also head of the department) when I went to India after a long time since I came to USA. I invited him for dinner at a good restaurant on the beach side. My professor was very happy to see one of his old students after a long time.

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4 Steps to True and Enduring Riches

'Think and Grow Rich' is one of my favorite books. Napoleon Hill, the author of this book had interviewed many wealthy men during his time and consolidated his philosophy of how to get rich into this book. Among the people whom he interviewed were Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, George Eastman, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller and Charles M. Schwab.

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9 Tips to Host Small and Jubilant Parties

When we think of a party, what comes to our mind? OR If you receive an invitation for a party what is your first reaction?

Food….. Dress…… People……Place……..?

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Seek To Understand

I used to have a friend. From childhood onwards, we were very close. But our thoughts were different.

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5 ways to Increase your Productivity during Traveling

If you do any of the following things:

  1. Spend at least a total of 30 minutes or more in driving to your work place everyday
  2. Travel frequently to your client’s place by flight
  3. Work on short projects that last only a couple of weeks
  4. Just enjoy long drives in your car

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How to Save Money on Cell Phone Bills with Employee or Student Discounts?

Every major cell phone carrier offers discount for corporations or groups. Many students can also get discounts using their school e-mails in these programs. While most people know about their company discount, some may not know. Wireless carriers do not advertise these employee or student discounts!

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A Blessed Journey of following Jesus

I got an email from a girl one day. It had information about her qualifications, parents, career, favorite animals etc. in good detail. I was a little puzzled when I read this and called my parents in India to see if they know about her.

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Being a vegetarian in USA. Making it easier!

I had always been a vegetarian from my childhood though I occasionally used to eat eggs. When I came to US, everyone around me told that if I started eating meat, I would have many options. I became a complete non-vegetarian.

Photo Copyright: Adam Inc.

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An Untold Story, An Unforgettable Incident

From the very beginning in my life, as I remember, I always wanted to do something to help others. Something which will make them happy. It is in giving that you receive. There is a joy, a feeling of wholeness and satisfaction we get when you do a little thing to bring a smile on someone’s face.

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How did I get interested in nursing?

I am a Kenyan lady in my fifties, a mother of two adult children - a son and a daughter and a grand mother of a very pretty intelligent grand daughter who is 2 years and 4 months.

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My Life of Loving Animals

From my childhood, I have been with all sorts of animals. They used to amaze me with their intelligence and their playful behavior. I loved to watch the ants carrying their food to their burrows; I was astonished by their organizational skills. The only mission in my life was to open an animal rescue center.

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8 Tips to make your Long-Awaited First Trip to India a Memorable and Enjoyable one!

It was the summer of 2008. It had been almost 5 years since I left India to USA for my career. I was really excited when I booked the flight tickets and the date was just within a month.

I made up some quick and helpful tips for the ones who are visiting India after a long time to see their family.

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The Power of TEAMWORK

Whenever I see ‘Super-man’, ‘Spider-man’ or ‘James Bond’ movies, I get goose-bumps. How thrilling it is to jump around buildings and save innocent people from the evil forces? How joyful it is to stand for a noble cause and go for it no matter what? Is not how life meant to be, to exercise our spiritual gifts and powers for the welfare of our family, friends and society?

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How to Make OATMEAL More Nutritious and Tastier in less than 3 minutes!

In this article, I want to introduce you to one of my favorite healthier breakfasts called OATMEAL! Probably you might have already heard about this a lot because there has been enough research done that proved it is one of the healthier breakfasts for many fitness freaks and busy people.

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Gym Motivation - How to have and maintain it? Seven steps to kick a lazy person's butt!

In general, people think that going to gym and maintaining a good physique depends only on diet and exercising. Only if we were machines and doing that was so easy! I have listed some points that I think may help any lazy person. Photo Copyright: Eros International

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