Please read the following only if your an Indian and even better if a South Indian. Reason ? We watche the Great Rajnikanth Movies. Megastar Rajnikanth has his own theory of finishing things with style. It may be eliminating infractors or lighting up his cigarette. All his fans should be proud of his ever increasing popularity.  Well even if your not an Indian and are interested in some incredible gravity defying stunts .. then you HAVE to watch OUR Rajni Babu’s movies.

Ayya, I n c r e d i b l e….. oH AND BY THE WAY, please remember, you have to have a WILD  IMAGINATION TO UNDERSTAND THESE SCENES.   



Here is the reason.
Once, Newton came to India and watched a few Tamil movies that had his head spinning. He was convinced that all his logic and laws in physics were just a huge pile of junk and apologized for everything he had done.

In the movie of Rajanikanth, Newton was confused to such an extent that he went paranoid. Here are a few scenes

1) Rajanikanth has a Brain Tumor which, according to the doctors can’t be cured and his death is imminent. In one of the

fights, our great Rajanikanth is shot in the head. To everybody’s surprise, the bullet passes through his ears taking away the tumor along with it and he is cured! Long Live Rajanikanth!

2) In another movie, Rajanikanth is confronted with 3 gangsters. Rajanikanth has a gun but unfortunately only one bullet and a knife.

Guess, what he does?

He throws the knife at the middle gangster? & shoots the bullet towards the knife. The knife cuts the bullet into 2 pieces,
which kills both the gangsters on each side of the middle gangster & the knife kills the middle one.

3) Rajanikanth is chased by a gangster. Rajanikanth has a revolver but no bullets in it. Guess, what he does. Nah? not even in your remotest imaginations.

He waits for the gangster to shoot. As soon as the gangster shoots, Rajanikanth opens the bullet compartment of his
revolver and catches the bullet. Then, he closes the bullet compartment and fires his gun.


the gangster dies…

This was too much for our Newton to take! He was completely shaken and decided to go back. But he happened to see another movie for one last time, and thought that at least one movie would follow his theory of physics. The whole movie goes fine and Newton is happy that all in the world hasn’t changed. Oops, not so fast!

The ‘climax’ f! finally arrives.

Rajanikanth gets to know that the villain is on the other side of a very high wall. So high that Rajanikanth can’t jump
even if he tries like one of those superman techniques that our heroes normally use.

Rajanikanth has to desperately kill the villain because it’s the climax.

(Newton dada is smiling since it is virtually impossible?)

Rajanikanth suddenly pulls two guns from his pockets.  He throws one gun in the air and when the gun has reached above the height of the wall,  he uses the second gun and shoots at the trigger of  the first gun in air. The first gun fires off and the villain is dead.

Newton commits suicide…

Inspiration and Wisdom with Age.

One of my cousin sisters send me this article by mail and I felt it would be nice to share it with y’ll. I am an Indian, and as such, I feel, Indians decide very early in life that they have crossed the hill and are ready to call it a day. I mean, 55 and 60 is the age when I have often heard, my folks, relatives, neighbours and so many more people saying, ” well we have already lived our days now we are ready to visit Heaven”. 

Heaven or Hell, I dont know that, but I still feel, Life is so full of blessings, each day can bring something special for us, if only we just change our attitudes alittle. Every day I thank the Almighty for the beautiful day he has bestowed upon me. and Hope that I will be able to thank him in my later years too … no not when I’m old, when I am still enjoying my life at 80 hopefully, Inshallah.

well, here’s the article.:


At the age of 97 years and 4 months, Shigeaki Hinohara is one of the world’s longest-serving physicians and educators. Hinohara’s magic touch is legendary: Since 1941 he has been healing patients at St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo and teaching at St. Luke’s College of Nursing. After World War II, he envisioned a world-class hospital and college springing from the ruins of Tokyo; thanks to his pioneering spirit and business savvy, the doctor turned these institutions into the nation’s top medical facility and nursing school. Today he serves as chairman of the board of trustees at both organizations. Always willing to try new things, he has published around 150 books since his 75th birthday, including one “Living Long, Living Good” that has sold more than 1.2 million copies. As the founder of the New Elderly Movement, Hinohara encourages others to live a long and happy life, a quest in which no role model is better than the doctor himself.


Doctor Shigeaki Hinohara JUDIT KAWAGUCHIPHOTO

Energy comes from feeling good, not from eating well or sleeping a lot. We all remember how as children, when we were having fun, we often forgot to eat or sleep. I believe that we can keep that attitude as adults, too. It’s best not to tire the body with too many rules such as lunchtime and bedtime.

All people who live long    regardless of nationality, race or gender   share one thing in common:None are overweight... For breakfast I drink coffee, a glass of milk and some orange juice with a tablespoon of olive oil in it. Olive oil is great for the arteries and keeps my skin healthy. Lunch is milk and a few cookies, or nothing when I am too busy to eat. I never get hungry because I focus on my work.. Dinner is veggies, a bit of fish and rice, and, twice a week, 100 grams of lean meat..

Always plan ahead. My schedule book is already full until 2014, with lectures and my usual hospital work. In 2016 I’ll have some fun, though: I plan to attend the Tokyo Olympics!

There is no need to ever retire, but if one must, it should be a lot later than 65. The current retirement age was set at 65 half a century ago, when the average life-expectancy in Japan was 68 years and only 125 Japanese were over 100 years old. Today, Japanese women live to be around 86 and men 80, and we have 36,000 centenarians in our country. In 20 years we will have about 50,000 people over the age of 100…

Share what you know. I give 150 lectures a year, some for 100 elementary-school children, others for 4,500 business people. I usually speak for 60 to 90 minutes, standing, to stay strong.

When a doctor recommends you take a test or have some surgery, ask whether the doctor would suggest that his or her spouse or children go through such a procedure. Contrary to popular belief, doctors can’t cure everyone. So why cause unnecessary pain with surgery   I think music and animal therapy can help more than most doctors imagine.

To stay healthy, always take the stairs and carry your own stuff. I take two stairs at a time, to get my muscles moving.

My inspiration is Robert Browning’s poem “Abt Vogler.” My father used to read it to me. It encourages us to make big art, not small scribbles. It says to try to draw a circle so huge that there is no way we can finish it while we are alive. All we see is an arch; the rest is beyond our vision but it is there in the distance.

Pain is mysterious, and having fun is the best way to forget it. If a child has a toothache, and you start playing a game together, he or she immediately forgets the pain. Hospitals must cater to the basic need of patients: We all want to have fun. At St. Luke’s we have music and animal therapies, and art classes.

Don’t be crazy about amassing material things. Remember: You don’t know when your number is up, and you can’t take it with you to the next place.

Hospitals must be designed and prepared for major disasters, and they must accept every patient who appears at their doors. We designed St. Luke’s so we can operate anywhere: in the basement, in the corridors, in the chapel. Most people thought I was crazy to prepare for a catastrophe, but on March 20, 1995, I was unfortunately proven right when members of the Aum Shinrikyu religious cult launched a terrorist attack in the Tokyo subway. We accepted 740 victims and in two hours figured out that it was sarin gas that had hit them. Sadly we lost one person, but we saved 739 lives.

Science alone can’t cure or help people. Science lumps us all together, but illness is individual. Each person is unique, and diseases are connected to their hearts. To know the illness and help people, we need liberal and visual arts, not just medical ones.

Life is filled with incidents. On March 31, 1970, when I was 59 years old, I boarded the Yodogo, a flight from Tokyo to Fukuoka. It was a beautiful sunny morning, and as Mount Fuji came into sight, the plane was hijacked by the Japanese Communist League-Red Army Faction. I spent the next four days handcuffed to my seat in 40-degree heat. As a doctor, I looked at it all as an experiment and was amazed at how the body slowed down in a crisis.

Find a role model and aim to achieve even more than they could ever do. My father went to the United States in 1900 to study at Duke University in North Carolina. He was a pioneer and one of my heroes. Later I found a few more life guides, and when I am stuck, I ask myself how they would deal with the problem.

It’s wonderful to live long. Until one is 60 years old, it is easy to work for one’s family and to achieve one’s goals. But in our later years, we should strive to contribute to society. Since the age of 65, I have worked as a volunteer. I still put in 18 hours seven days a week and love every minute of it.

Fatherhood Matters.

3 Ways for working parents to spend more time with their young kids.

1. Early to bed, early to rise.

Aside from the “early to bed, early” to rise cliche you’ve always heard, going to bed and rising early will maximize the time you have to spend with your baby or young child. This aligns you more with their sleep patterns so you are both awake during more of the same hours.

I wake up early so I can spend time with my boy before I leave for work, and I love it. I take him for walks in the morning with our dog and it’s great quality time that gets us both lots of fresh air. Not only does it increase my time with him, it de-emphasizes work by fitting in more activity in my day before I ever even arrive at the office. I find that I am no longer waking up and rushing out the door, but enjoying my home and family more before I start my professional day.

2. Utilize your lunch time better.

A properly utilized lunch time is a great way to increase your time with your kids. I’ve done this in three primary ways:

a: Finish any errands or tasks during your lunch time that you would otherwise do at night. This will free up your evenings and reduce the number of things which may infringe your time together.

b: Visit your child during your lunch time or have them come to you if the other parent is able to drive them. My wife and son visit me quite often at noon and I love seeing them. I always have a good time, even if we just run errands together, and it really breaks up my day.

c: If your work schedule is flexible enough, try taking a shorter lunch period or working through lunch and get out early. I often try to get into the office early because I get up early (see #1) , take half a lunch and head on home to see my boy.

3. Feed them.

Having dinner together as a family is a great bonding time. It is time well spent together and gives you the opportunity to be part of the child’s routine. Meals are a significant part of a child’s day and by being part of one, you are taking a major role in your child’s life. For me, feeding my son is a messy and time consuming endeavor, but he’s happy and interactive during the process so it’s great quality time.


This is a very interesting and informative article I found in the following site : www.fatherhoodmatters.com
There are so many things that I have learned about raising children NOW, when the children are already older which I wish I would have known then. There are some regrets but I suppose, its never too late to make amends, isnt it ? There are so many articles and information floating out there in the net, useful and helpful information. For all the young parents, do your research BEFORE the arrival of little Grace or Little Samie. Now is the time to prepare.
Some of the stuff they say are basic things that we were probably bought up with, anyways, still it is a good reminder.

The Best Companion

A humble reminder

One day of the many days
There was a man traveling on a trip with his Wife and Kids
And on the way he met someone standing in the roadway
So he asked him: Who are you?
He said:
I am the money

So the man asked his wife and kids :
Should we ask him to ride with us?

They said together: Yes of course because with the money it can help us if we wanted to do anything, and if we wanted to get anything we desired,
So they took the Money to ride with them.

And the vehicle continued its way until the man
met someone else on the road

So the Father asked: Who are you?

He said:

I am the high position and power

So the father asked his wife and kids :
Should we ask him to ride with us?

So they all answered together in one voice:

Yes of course because with the high position and power we have the ability to do anything we want and own anything we desired.

So they took the high position and power with them
And the vehicle continued to finish its trip .

And likewise he met in the same manner many people which give the pleasures and desires of this life, UNTIL ..
They met one person on the way..

The Father asks him Who are you?

He said: I am the Deen (Islam)

So the father, wife, and kids said all together in one voice: No no this isn’t the time, we desire the pleasures of this life and dunyah, and the Deen will prevent us and ban us from these things and it will take control over us, and we will be worn-out from being loyal to it and its learning. And the halal and the Haram, and this thing prayer and that thing hijab, and this fasting , and and and and and etc, It will be a burden upon us!!!
But what is certain is that we will definitely return for you to pick you up but only after we enjoy this life and everything in it.

So sadly they left him behind and the vehicle continued its trip.

And out of no where something appeared in the middle of the road

It was a check point in the road and it had a sign saying


And they found a man gesturing for the father to get out of the vehicle.

So the man said to the father:
The trip has ended as far as you are concerned!!!!
And it is upon you to get out and come with me.

The father was shocked with fear and didn’t say a word.

So the man said to him: I am searching for the DEEN.e Islam Is he with you?

He answered: No I left him not too far back. So if you can let me go back, I can get him for you :

You do not have the ability to go back, your trip has ended and there is no going back now.. returning is impossible said the man.

But I have

The Money,
The high position and power,
My Wife,
My Kids,
and and and and and and on.

The man said to him:
They will not benefit you nor will they
protect you in front of Allah. Not one bit!

And you will leave all of this, and not one of them will help you except for The Deen e Islam you know? The one which YOU left back in the road.
So the father asked: And who are you exactly?


The one which you were needless
of and didn’t take into account in your trip!!

The father looked at his vehicle and found his wife taking control of it and continuing the trip with all of its passengers but him
And none of them stayed with him, and none of them helped him in any way.






Mum and Dad were watching TV when Mum said, “I’m tired, and it’s getting late. I think I’ll go to bed.”
She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day’s lunches. Rinsed out the popcorn bowls,
took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels,
filled the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table and started the coffee pot for brewing the next morning.

She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load of clothes into the washer, ironed a shirt and secured a loose button.
She picked up the game pieces left on the table, put the phone back on the charger and put the telephone book into the drawer.
She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket and hung up a towel to dry. She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom.

She stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher, counted out some cash for the excursion and pulled a text book out from hiding under the chair. She signed a birthday card for a friend,addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick note for the grocery store. She put both near her bag. Mum then washed her face with 3 in 1 cleanser, put on her Night Solution & amp; age fighting moisturizer, brushed and flossed her teeth and filed her nails.

Dad called out, “I thought you were going to bed.”

“I’m on my way,” she said. She put some water into the dog’s dish and put the cat outside, then made sure the doors were locked and the patio light was on. She looked in on each of the kids and turned out their bedside lamps and radios, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks into the hamper, and had a brief conversation with the one up still doing homework.

In her own room, she set the alarm; laid out clothing for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack. She added three things to her 6 most important things to do list. She said her prayers, and visualized the accomplishment of her goals.

About that time, Dad turned off the TV and announced to no one in particular. “I’m going to bed.” And he did…without another thought.
Anything extraordinary here? Wonder why women live longer…? ‘CAUSE THEY ARE MADE FOR THE LONG HAUL…….  (and they can’t die sooner, they still have things to do!!!!)

Keep that trap shut !!

 *A wife was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her husband.  Suddenly her husband burst into the kitchen.

 “Careful . CAREFUL!   Put in some more butter!   Oh my GOD!  You’re cooking too many at once.

TOO MANY!  Turn them!  TURN THEM NOW!   We need more butter.
Oh my GOD!   WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER? They’re going to STICK!

Careful …. CAREFUL! I said be CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when you’re cooking!

 Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you CRAZY? Have you LOST your mind? Don’t forget to salt them.

You know you always forget to salt them. Use the salt. USE THE SALT! THE SALT!”*

*The wife stared at him. “What in the world is wrong with you? You think I don’t know how to fry a couple of eggs?”*

 *The husband calmly replied, “I wanted to show you what it feels like when I’m driving.”

This was so funny but true and I actually started wondering how Sam must feel. Although I am not EXACTLY like how SHE probably is but then, I too am very alert when Sam is driving and “occasionally” I will “Input” my

  ” take the right, its open”   or ” dont you think we’re driving too slow ? ” or

 “we’re goinna get the light if you dont hurry up” or

” Sam, why are you letting the world run into our  lane ?” 

But when I read this funny other-end-of-the-story, I got thinking. I admit, ok I am a confident and safe driver who drives almost completely by the rules. But how irritating it must be to sit with someone whom you know is going to start with their comments of where and how you should drive.

I suddenly thought about how I feel when I am driving with Daddy sitting next to me. In spite of being confident and having driven on a certain road for at least 150 times (the road to my kids school), I get so nervous and tensed when he is sitting next to me. almost ready with his,

” why dont you cross that car ? or

” why are you going so fast ? or

” why dont you go faster ?? or

” In my days …………

In Bombay , India, I remember I had got my learner’s ” riding” licence and had my ” more-than- fair-share” of riding experience. 

 I was riding on the highway, bazaars, long routes, heavy rains ! between nasty trucks, carrying mom in the back, sometimes  my nephews in the back and front and what not !!! All this for nearly 1 year !!!!!!  CAN YOU BELIEVE ALL OF THIS AND ON A “LEARNERS LICENSE “

I felt so free, I was like a bird. I could soar as high in the air and knew exactly how to maneouvr the bike. After sometime, it was all but ” Reflex ”    

How many accidents ?   

Well two really nasty accidents.

Once was, when a tanker had just passed by on a concrete road, spilling oil on the way and my bike skid on that. oh that was nasty alright. I must have skid lying down with the bike for nearly 150 meters if not more. Those days the helmet was not as strictly applied as it is these days by the traffic police so naturally I did’nt bother with it, either. How I survived that accident with scores of cars all around me !! Miracle 1 

The other one was by a bunch of guys who felt they wanted to scare us of our bike, when I was driving my sister to her job interview !!   They were in a Maruti van and they came up speedily behind us and when they were overtaking wanted to push us a side, instead, they got too close and hit the bike.  Sham jumped off the bike immediately on the impact and I skid along with the bike. There were cars everywhere – all in high speed. How I survived without being mowed over by another car ??     Miracle 2       As usual, there is huge crowd that surrounds you when an accident happens, mainly out of curiosity and so it happened. I was under shock, I got up without noticing the intensity of injury to myself and ran back to my sister who had relatively less apparent injury.  She had fallen in the sitting position so her hip had taken the impact.  Then there was a Mixture of:   fear for the damage to the bike,  guilt over my sister getting hurt, and embarrassment over the whole thing. Ofcourse I was immense shock and pain and almost delirious but I managed to do the weirdest thing. I searched for my purse, luckily it was not stolen so far ! I examined the bike, picked the bike, gave it a kick start, luckily it started immediately and got my sis on, the crowd kept saying, I was mad.  I have little recollection of the strength it took me to get to the nearest, (no not hospital,  you wont believe it ) nearest hang out, carter road.  Thats where I saw,  My left leg had been completely scraped from hip to my  tiny toes, I could barely see anything on my left arm except blood, there was blood oozing from my forehead.  My sister panicked seeing the intensity of my hurts. Frankly So did I. But I didnt tell her or show her how I felt.  

No, at that time I was completly petrified of what Daddy would do.  There were no mobiles those days. India is not the kind of place, you just leave your bike and move on in an accident. We managed to clean some of my wounds. The rest were too many and too harsh for us to do anything and slowly but steadily we rode the bike home. Then ofcourse the drama started ………. . ……………… . …………….. .  …………

OK COMING BACK TO MY MAIN STORY, so I had been riding, gained plenty of confidence and blah blah blah… and then daddy suggested I get my Riding Licence. After a year of riding, dad took me to the RTO, , Dad was standing right at the left side of the ground,  I just had to make an 8 while riding. simple. had done it a million times if not more. But low and  behold, I JUST FROZE !!!  I could not even keep the balance of the bike !!!! Well thats the great effect my dad had on me !!  Everyone vouched for how safe and confident rider I was and to be able to tell everyone that I had flunked !!!!  

I dont blame him at all. Today, I have been driving since past 9 years. I have an 8 cylinder GMC Yukon XL. She is a huge car and I love driving her.  But reading that little article in the beginning made me realize, that what ever else the outcome, I am going to keep my trap shut while my husband drives. Thank you.

A TRUE STORY By Malcolm Forbes


A lady in a dull used dress and her husband, dressed in a ordinary old
suit, stepped off the train in Boston, and walked nervously without an
appointment into the Harvard University President‘s outer office. The
secretary could tell in a moment that such they are low-class, from the
country and had no business at Harvard & probably didn’t even deserve to
be in Cambridge .

 ‘We’d like to see the president,’ the man said softly.
‘He’ll be busy all day,’ the secretary snapped.

‘We’ll wait,’ the lady replied.

For hours the secretary ignored them, hoping that the couple would
finally become discouraged and go away. 

 They didn’t, and the secretary grew frustrated and finally decided to

 disturb the president, even though it was a job she always regretted.

 ‘Maybe if you see them for a few minutes, they’ll leave,’

 she said to him! He sighed in frustration and nodded.
Someone of his importance obviously didn’t have the time to spend with
them, and he disliked used dress, dresses and ordinary suits cluttering
up his outer office.

The president, strict faced and with dignity, walked toward the couple.
The lady told him, ‘We had a son who attended Harvard for one year. He
loved Harvard. He was happy here. But about a year ago, he was
accidentally killed. My husband and I would like to put up a monument

to him, somewhere on campus.’

The president wasn’t touched. He was shocked. 

Madam,’ he said, ‘we can’t put up a statue for every person who attended

Harvard and died. If we did, this place would look like a cemetery.’

‘Oh, no,’ the lady explained quickly. ‘We don’t want to put up a statue.

We thought we would like to give a building to Harvard.’

The president rolled his eyes. He glanced at the used dress and
ordinary suit, then yell, ‘A building! Do you have any earthly idea how
much a building costs? We have over seven and a half million dollars in
the physical buildings here at Harvard.’ For a moment the lady was silent.
The president was pleased.  Maybe he could get rid of them now.

The lady turned to her husband and said quietly, ‘Is that all it cost to start a
university? Why don’t we just start our own? ‘

 Her husband nodded. The president’s face bendy in confusion and panic.

 Mr. and Mrs. Leland Stanford got up and walked away, travelling to Palo Alto ,

California where they established the university that bears their name,

 Stanford University , A Memorial To A Son That Harvard No Longer Cared About.

You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who
they think can do nothing for them.

   ‘People will forget what you said, People will forget what you did.’
          ‘But people will never forget how you made them feel!’


Words of Wisdom from the Qur’an

Islam is such a simple and beautiful religion yet there are people who feel intimidated by this religion, perhaps they feel they may have to change so much of their own or their society’s beliefs and habbits, just in order to accept that such a religion and such a community is happily thriving in this world, The western media has depicted this religion with a torn image, one where little children are taught to fight with guns, women degraded and suffocating within heavy veils, cruel looking men who are constantly plotting against the western world.  

In all truth, In all my life I have never come across “ANYONE” who actually experienced anything like that.

I have a British friend who spends more time of the year in Yemen with her “adopted” extended Muslim family than she does with her own family back in England.  She is comfortable amongst simple minded, educated Muslim folks who are just minding their own business and practising their own religion. They love her for who she is and accept her as family. Ofcourse she is a special human being all together but there are several people like her all over the world who really like the “True” muslims. 

Every muslim follows the teaching of the Quran and the sayings and practises of the Prophet Muhammed (Pbuh) which is called Sunnah.   It pains me to see how the western Media has distorted the image of Islam. Please read on and think, I MEAN REALLY THINK, DO YOU THINK, A RELIGION THAT PREACHES THE BELOW, COULD IN ANY WAY BE An “E v i l Religion. 

Dubai is an example of how tolerant Muslims really are. Here is a rare balance between the islamic culture and the western expats following their own ways of life.  A muslim girl cannot wear a hijab to school in france but a western women can wear just about anything (and most of the time they do take advantage of that “anything”) in Dubai !! I mean, talk about Freedom !!! Why do they find a clause around my religion just to show that it supresses women. We wear Hijab because we like it… we are not forced into it ! It is MY FREEDOM to wear or not to wear ! HIJAB is MY IDENTITY, how dare anybody refuse me my right ! But are the authorities in France reasonable ? Hardly  ! and it shows !!!  

A sardar is allowed to wear his turban no matter which part of the world he goes to but if a Muslim woman wears a hijab, she is looked up as being supressed and backward, or if a Muslim man wears a beard and cap, he is looked up with suspicion and hate.

When a foreigner ( any country any religion ) does an act of crime, he is called by his nationality not his religion. When was the last time anyone heard that a christian boy went on a killing spree in xyz school ??? But it is so often that we hear of “Islamic Terrorist” nabbed in xyz area of London. Why do they target Islam ???      

Like Dr Zakir Nair said, if an insane man drove a reputed branded car into the wall and had an accident, whom do you blame the car or the driver ?? Islam is the car and a Muslim is the driver. If one or a bunch of them goof up, why blame the religion ??        

I thought, I’d share with you some of the Words of wisdom from the Qur’an for some of my net friends and visitors. 

Hear are the Words or Wisdom from the Quran :

1. Respect and honour all human beings irrespective of their religion, color, race, sex, language, status, property, birth, profession/job and so on

2. Talk straight, to the point, without any ambiguity or deception

3. Choose best words to speak and say them in the best possible way
[17/53, 2/83]

4. Do not shout. Speak politely keeping your voice low.

5. Always speak the truth. Shun words that are deceitful and ostentatious

6. Do not confound truth with falsehood

7. Say with your mouth what is in your heart

8. Speak in a civilized manner in a language that is recognised by the society and is commonly used

9. When you voice an opinion, be just, even if it is against a relative

10. Do not be a bragging boaster

11. Do not talk, listen or do anything vain
[23/3, 28/55]

12. Do not participate in any paltry. If you pass near a futile play, then pass by with dignity

13. Do not verge upon any immodesty or lewdness whether surreptitious or overt

14. If, unintentionally, any misconduct occurs by you, then correct yourself expeditiously

15. Do not be contemptuous or arrogant with people

16. Do not walk haughtily or with conceit
[17/37, 31/18]

17. Be moderate in thy pace

18. Walk with humility and sedateness

19. Keep your gazes lowered devoid of any lecherous leers and salacious stares
[24/30-31, 40/19].

20. If you do not have complete knowledge about anything, better keep your mouth shut. You might think that speaking about something without full knowledge is a trivial matter. But it might have grave consequences

21. When you hear something malicious about someone, keep a favorable view about him/her until you attain full knowledge about the matter. Consider others innocent until they are proven guilty with solid and truthful evidence

22. Ascertain the truth of any news, lest you smite someone in ignorance and afterwards repent of what you did

23. Do not follow blindly any information of which you have no direct knowledge.
(Using your faculties of perception and conception) you must verify it for yourself. In the Court of your Lord, you will be held accountable for your hearing, sight, and the faculty of reasoning

24. Never think that you have reached the final stage of knowledge and nobody knows more than yourself. Remember! Above everyone endowed with knowledge is another endowed with more knowledge [12/76].

Even the Prophet [p.b.u.h] was asked to keep praying, “O My sustainer! Advance me in knowledge.”

25. The believers are but a single Brotherhood. Live like members of one family, brothers and sisters unto one another

26. Do not make mockery of others or ridicule others

27. Do not defame others

28. Do not insult others by nicknames

29. Avoid suspicion and guesswork. Suspicion and guesswork might deplete
your communal energy

30. Spy not upon one another

31. Do not backbite one another

32. When you meet each other, offer good wishes and blessings for safety.
One who conveys to you a message of safety and security and also when a courteous greeting is offered to you, meet it with a greeting still more courteous or (at least) of equal courtesy

33. When you enter your own home or the home of somebody else, compliment the inmates

34. Do not enter houses other than your own until you have sought permission; and then greet the inmates and wish them a life of blessing, purity and pleasure

35. Treat kindly ” Your parents ” Relatives ” The orphans ” And those who have been left alone in the society

36. Take care of ” The needy, ” The disabled ” Those whose hard earned income is insufficient to meet their needs ” And those whose businesses have stalled ” And those who have lost their jobs.

37. Treat kindly ” Your related neighbours, and unrelated neighbours ” Companions by your side in public gatherings, or public transportation..

38. Be generous to the needy wayfarer, the homeless son of the street, and the one who reaches you in a destitute condition

39. Be nice to people who work under your care.

40. Do not follow up what you have given to others to afflict them with reminders of your generosity

41. Do not expect a return for your good behaviour, not even thanks

42. Cooperate with one another in good deeds and do not cooperate with others in evil and bad matters

43. Do not try to impress people on account of self-proclaimed virtues

44. You should enjoin right conduct on others but mend your own ways first. Actions speak louder than words. You must first practice good deeds yourself, then preach

45. Correct yourself and your families first [before trying to correct others]

46. Pardon gracefully if anyone among you who commits a bad deed out of ignorance, and then repents and amends
[6/54, 3/134]

47. Divert and sublimate your anger and potentially virulent emotions to creative energy, and become a source of tranquility and comfort to people

48. Call people to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful exhortation. Reason with them most decently

49. Leave to themselves those who do not give any importance to the Divine code and have adopted and consider it as mere play and amusement

50. Sit not in the company of those who ridicule Divine Law unless they engage in some other conversation

52. In your collective life, make rooms for others

53. When invited to dine, Go at the appointed time. Do not arrive too early to wait for the preparation of meal or linger after eating to engage in bootless babble.
Such things may cause inconvenience to the host

54. Eat and drink [what is lawful] in moderation

55. Do not squander your wealth senselessly

56. Fulfil your promises and commitments

57. Keep yourself clean, pure
[9/108, 4/43, 5/6].

58. Dress-up in agreeable attire and adorn yourself with exquisite character from inside out

59. Seek your provision only by fair endeavour
[29/17, 2/188]

60. Do not devour the wealth and property of others unjustly, nor bribe the officials or the judges to deprive others of their possessions

51. Do not be jealous of those who are blessed [4/54]

Kids and Crayons

Very interesting list of tried and tested solutions for crayon marks on the wall.  I suggest you could have this list printed and pasted or placed on the fridge with a magnet for the time young Johnny or little claire decides to show her talents on the walls.  


21 Tips For Removing Crayon Marks From Walls

  1. Toothpaste (regular paste–not gel). This one’s my first pick always (good old regular Crest), it also helps  clean up permanent marker stains pretty easily.
  2. Art gum Eraser – gently rub on marks in a circular motion, can also try a regular pencil eraser. Done carefully, this might be an option for wallpaper stains.
  3. Baking Soda – make a paste with water and use it to gently scrub the mark. You could also just sprinkle baking soda on a damp sponge and rub.
  4. Baby Oil – apply directly to crayon stains then rub off.
  5. Mayonnaise – Glob some on the stain and scrub a bit in a circular motion, then wipe off.
  6. Shaving Cream – apply to markings, rub in, then wipe off.
  7. WD-40 – spray some on the marks and rub off. Wash walls with hot soapy water once the crayon has been removed.
  8. Turpentine – dab some on a damp cloth and scrub into stain to remove crayon.
  9. Lighter Fluid – apply as you would turpentine
  10. Goo Goo – Same directions as for turpentine
  11. Ammonia – soak a section of cloth in household ammonia and scrub markings. You may also luck out with an ammonia based cleaner like Windex and a hot soapy cloth.
  12. Vinegar – soak a toothbrush in white vinegar and scrub marks off.
  13. Heat – Take a hair dryer to the crayon stain and allow it to heat the wax. Wipe heated crayon wax off with a hot, soapy cloth. You could try a clothes iron as well (no steam), just make sure it’s on a low heat setting so it won’t scorch the paint. Place a few paper towels between the wall and the iron.
  14. Hand Lotion – rub directly into crayon and wipe off.
  15. Powdered Dishwasher Detergent – make a paste with water and gently scrub area. Some detergents contain bleach so be careful on wallpaper.
  16. Powdered Household Cleaners – such as Ajax or Comet. Mix with some water or sprinkle on a damp sponge then scrub gently.
  17. Non-stick Cooking Spray – just spray it on then wipe off the marks. Not the best solution for wallpaper since this could leave a grease stain.
  18. Hairspray – spray generously on walls then scrub off the crayon.
  19. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser – go gently, you don’t want to rub off any paint.
  20. Rubbing Alcohol – Saturate part of a clean cloth then rub stains.
  21. Moist Baby Wipe Towelettes – Rub them directly on the crayon stains and scrub markings off. The homemade baby wipes should work too!

A parent’s regret.

I Wish

aalady20ironsI was so busy through the day, I didn’t take the time to play.

When you brought your games to me, I told you “Not now,” and quietly,

I cleaned the house, I’d iron and cook, but when you’d bring your story book, And ask me to sit and read to you, I’d say, “I have too much to do”.

I’d tuck you in your bed at night, you’d say your prayers, I’d dim the light.

Too quickly I’d pass through the door, I should have stayed a minute more.

Life’s much too short, each year flies past, my little boy grew up so fast.

No longer playing by my side, for me to nurture and to guide.

The books and toys are packed away, no longer are there games to play.

No precious bedtime prayers to hear, that all belongs to yester-year.

My days once busy now are calm, the hours empty and too long.

I wish I could go back and do, all the things you asked me to.

At the time you don’t realize it, but raising your child is the best time of your life!


The Boys Room.

The toughest part about cleaning up a room is …………” to maintain that cleanliness.” ” THAT” is an enormous task.

The boys room seems to be looking somewhat presentable still. I know every time I pass by the room, I can hear a loud thud and running about, assuming the boys are quickly gathering up their precious junk treasures from the floor, carpet, tables and almost every possible corner of the room. Still, I must say, its not too bad. Occasionally I’ll spot a bunch of clothes lying around in the corner behind the bunk bed and “YES” COMPLETLY  LOOSE IT ON THE BOYS ! 

 I have a major problem with clothes on the  floor. It just ticks me off very badly. Here is a photo I took last week. Must say it hasnt been the same but its not too bad either.

Bilals car bed

Bilals car bed

This ikea play desk is generally used to pile up soiled clothes !!

This ikea play desk is generally used to pile up soiled clothes !!

Pretty neat .. isnt it ?

Pretty neat .. isnt it ?

One day in my son’s classroom.

Bilal’s new class teacher had requested me to help her out for the Science fair coming up in a couple of weeks so I was glad that this may be a good opportunity to get to know his teacher and his friends.

Ms C  is probably the best thing that happened to the school. She’s terrific and coming from me, thats something.  Unfortunetly after 5 school changes, my experience with teachers has not been a very good one. But that I will leave for a later post.

Coming back to the school projects, there were three projects and my “expertise” was only needed for the bulletine board, which was relatively easy. The labels were computer printed, trimmed by the students, laminated and hopefully I will have them framed on the bb on my next visit next monday. 

The three projects included a Volcano, an underwater Volcano and a plant being influenced to classical music.

There are  three groups. The boys did the volcano naturally. The boys drew a picture of the volcano and I almost cried to see the shape. I bet my french neigbour’s  nursery-going- little daughter Romane could do a better drawing. I gave the class a small description and drawing of what the volcano should look like and asked them to do one which they felt good-with, also adding  some elements in.  The boys did well, relatively.  Bilal amazed me as usual. He really is in another league all together.

I got the first group of the girls to do a crayon water resist painting of the underwater scene. The girls were trying it for the first time which I was surprised about ! I mean, these are  fifth graders !!  They should have had more experience with water colors.  

The second group of girls did a drawing of the potted plant. we cut out the outline of the drawing after it was done and later pasted it on a contrasting colored sheet. We made a frame of it, after the girls wrote their names on it.  And now all the three projects are ready for being pasted on the  bb.

If you think all is done .. think again. We have to first have all the writing material, research stuff writen out then that has to be decided how and where will we place all the drawings and the write ups.  And finally tying all the ends of both the arms of the bb. It wont be a snap-out project but I think I completely enjoyed myself living back to my days teaching in school.

I will be visiting the class on Monday to finally complete the three bb’s.

Some observations : 

As a Art and Craft teacher, experience has taught me that children in art class, tend to become more relaxed and noisy. They get pepped up so  much so that they almost become unruly.  I knew I should expect the boys to be naughty here too , but these boys were realy running out of control ! I mean foul language and ill behaviour.

Ms C    has recently joined the class as class teacher and so I know she is doing a very good job at keeping the boys out of trouble and involved with studies.  Infact I have really seen behavioural improvements in one or two children.

She really does go out of her way to encourage the students and get them motivated.

The girls as expected, move around in twos, threes or fours.  Unfortunetly between mood swings and girlie talks, there’s really no creative spark I could see in anyone of them.

One important observation I made is that :

Bilal doesnt fit in anywhere here. Definetly not with the boys and surely not the girls.

This lost chap hangs around close to the wall, and just observes everybody with a smile on his face as though he is somehow a part of their group and is enjoying them.

It breaks my heart.

The other day he said, ” Mom, am I a virus ?”

When I probed him, he said, that when the teacher decided to make groups for the project, each group shoved him away asking him to join the other group. Nobody wanted  him in their group.

It is a very difficult thing for a mother to face such a situation without getting emotional. But I have been thru exactly similar situations and I knew for years there was no one to whom I could talk to and explain how I felt, atleast my son could talk to me.  I told him the one thing that had really sparked me long ago.

 ” You”re a league apart ” 

What mattered more ? that my son was not knocking other kids with his fists and knee ? that he was not using F’s and B’s constantly ? that he was not poking fun at others ? that he was being polite and courteous ? that he was soft spoken and sharing his stationery even when nobody was returning it ? there was one child who even used Bilal’s water bottle to kick it around as a football.  

I know “bully” when I see it.

In the end Ms C who had taken two girl students to the principals office and later, two boy  students to the principals office, said to me what havoc the class can play some times ! I agreed.

She said she encourages Bilal to join the other boys. But although he would want to join them, something holds him back. Probably he fears he doesnt want to “become” like them.

“I am glad he is not like them”.  

I just trust everything in Ms C’s hands and left, hoping and praying. 

bilal is standing by the window on the right end.

bilal is standing by the window on the right end.

wandering around in class, bilal in the left end

wandering around in class, bilal in the left end

Just wanting acceptance.

Just wanting acceptance.


If there is one thing that I LOVE to watch on the net, its gotta be makeovers ,, room makeovers, art project makeovers, pieces of furniture makeovers, things like that.  There’s a strange kind of excietment I feel just before going to the “After” picture. The pictures itself are so inspiring. One link I have found recently is :


I mean they come up with such creative ways to enhance old pieces of furniture or random crockery and stuff. Now these are things that really have me wanting to try something new as well. I will keep adding new links if and as I find them.

















Recession Humor

Ali Baba and the forty thieves are now Ali Baba thirty thieves.  Ten were laid off! 

Batman and Robin are now Batman and Pedro. Batman fired  Robin and hired Pedro because Pedro was willing to work twice the hours at the same rate!!

Iron man is now “air-pooling” with Superman to save fuel costs ?!!

A director decided to award a prize of $1000 for the best idea for saving the company money during the recession. It was won by a young executive who suggested reducing the prize money to $100.

Women are finally marrying for love….and not money!

The only “deposits” being made on a Ferrari are the ones made by birds flying over them.

Q: With the current market turmoil, what’s the easiest way to make a small fortune?
A: Start off with a large one.

Q: What’s the difference between an investment banker and a large pizza?
A: A large pizza can feed a family of four.

Q: Why have Dubai real estate agents stopped looking out of the window in the morning?
A: Because otherwise they’d have nothing to do in the afternoon.

Q: What’s the difference between an American and a Zimbabwean?
A: In a few weeks……. …….nothing.

Q What’s the difference between a bond and a bond trader?
=0 AA. A bond matures.

Q. Did you hear Goldman Sachs has a new cafeteria?
A. It is called the Warren buffet.

Q: What is the Capital of Iceland?
A: About 70 cents.

Update on the Japanese Banking Crisis:

According to our inside contacts, the Japanese banking crisis shows no signs of ameliorating. If anything, it is getting worse.

Following last week’s news that Origami Bank had folded, we are hearing that Sumo Bank has gone belly up and Bonsai Bank plans to cut back some of its branches. Karaoke Bank is going for a song. Meanwhile, shares in Kamikaze Bank have nose-dived and 500 employees at Karate Bank got chopped. Analysts report that there is something
fishy goin g on at Sushi Bank and some staff there fear they may get a raw deal.

A concerned customer asked his stock broker if the recent market decline and volatility worried him. The broker told him that he has been sleeping like a baby.
“Really?!?” replied the customer.
“Absolutely,” said the broker,
“I sleep for about an hour, wake up, and then cry for about an hour.”

Recession Bumper Sticker:
The recession is worse than a divorce.  You lose half your fortune and still have your wife.

The Difference between Communism & Capitalism

In communism we nationalise the banks and then push them to bankruptcy. In capitalism we push the banks to bankruptcy and then nationalise them.

A priest, a rabbi, and a mortgage broker were all caught in a shipwreck.  Sharks were soon circling around. The sharks eat the priest. The rabbi starts  praying fervently, but to no avail, as the sharks eat him as well. The mortgage  broker is really getting worried, as a shark is coming for him. But, instead, the shark puts him on its back, carries him to shore, and lets him off. The mortgage broker asks, “How come you didn’t eat me too ?”

And the shark replied, “Professional Courtesy!”

How doodling could help you boost your brainpower

sun16Memory aid: Doodling helps people remember more and stop daydreaming

It seems those of us who covered our school books with scribbles may not have had an entirely wasted education.

For doodling may actually be good for the brain, scientists claim.

Far from being a sign of inattention, it is thought to focus the mind and stop daydreaming, allowing people to persevere with dull tasks.

Researcher Jackie Andrade, who conducted a study into the habit, said: ‘This study suggests that in everyday life doodling may be something we do because it helps keep us on track with a boring tasks, rather than being an unnecessary distraction that we should try to resist.’

Professor Andrade, of Plymouth University, asked 40 men and women to listen to a tedious telephone message about plans for a party.

It included names of guests, as well as names of people who would not attend, place names and other irrelevant material.

None of the participants was told they were to be tested to see how much they remembered afterwards.

The doodlers – around half of those who took part – had written down more names while listening to the message, the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology reports.

They also had better recall for both the party-goers’ names and place names mentioned in the recording – remembering nearly a third more than the others.

Professor Andrade said that doodling may help because it is simple enough not to drain brainpower, therefore allowing the mind to carry out a task without affecting how well it is done.

And by preventing concentration from wandering, it may help us focus better.