August 2008

Bug of optimism

Some people are bitten by bug of optimism. This is because they occupy the higher echelons of hierarchy in some organization. This is a part of pep talk by the managers towards juniors. This bug bites them and they want to impress it upon the subordinates to be optimist and do the work sincerely and without any questions about the veracity of their projects. In different religions of the world, every concept has two counterparts. Nature abounds in complements. Man and woman, Yin and Yang, Shiva and Shakti. So much so that Shiva took the form of half man-half woman… Read More »Bug of optimism

Some Facts About Bombay

The year 1840 marked the year of progress and prosperity. Great Indian Peninsular Railway completed first sod work in 1850 and completed the rails laying work in 1853. First bank of Bombay was opened in 1840. First tramway was opened in 1860 in Colaba. In 1857 first spinning and weaving mill started to work. In 1869, the Crawfors Market was thrown open to public. Tulsi water works were completed in 1879, Powai water works in 1889 and Tansa in 1891-92. Between 1860 to 1890 great influx of migrant labours took place and was held mainly responsible for city congestion and… Read More »Some Facts About Bombay

Oldest Marathon Sikh: Fauja Singh

He was the brand ambassador of Adidas alongside David Beckham. Fauja Singh, Britain’s most popular Sikh is a centurion, and was the oldest runner in Sunday’s London Marathon. He is threatening to break his own world record of 5.40 hours in the 90 plus age bracket that he set last year. While running Marathon races in London, New York and Toronto last year, he raised thousands of pounds for various charities promoting Sikh culture around the world. He has also raised money for B.L.I.S.S., a charity dedicated to the care for premature babies. He describes it as the ‘oldest running… Read More »Oldest Marathon Sikh: Fauja Singh