Yes, they do

A good example of it is when Bombay was fighting with terriosts on November 26 2008, one man someone name Datta, said to CNN reportor that Mumbai is “resilient” and there onwards that word was said again and again. Why it got noticed was that before this happened (use of word Resilient ), everyone was just using negative words and I was feeling bad about the image we are leaving of India.

Resilience

Resilience

Image Courtsey:http://blogs.psychologytoday.com/files/u122/Resilience-5_7__1___2_.jpg

Another set of shocking words that I heard but stuck me later was “Terrorist from Kashmir occupied by India……..”. Hey Kashmir is part of India. We don’t need to occupy what belongs to us.

Lets see how things unfold in hours to come but people words do matter so lets think before..

Shopkeepers in India and US seem to have one thing in common. Most of them are unfortunate to have lost their courtesy and manners expected towards customers. I read an interesting piece today that reminded me of my experiences.

http://unquietmind.com/ruderetail.html

What has happened to the salesperson and retailers in the world today.

In our endeavor to explore, everyday we come across so many things that just change your day.


I just realized its the death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi today. I can still recall the early summer morning. There was no power to add to the drama. I was too young to have a favorite politician but was old enough to realize that something had happened. No power meant that news traveled through word of mouth and that implies it was even more significant. Rajiv was my elder sister’s ideal! (yes that’s true) and dad was interested because of his interest in politics.
I was a silent spectator, who only realized a couple of years later that Rajiv Gandhi was a really charismatic individual. (I think I realized that after reading/watching something on his death anniversary few years later, just like today). Rajiv influenced a lot of Indians because of his good looks, political family and something else that Hillary Clinton doesn’t have. He was more than just a Gandhi.

Well he might have made some good and bad policies but he did give a clean (shaven!), handsome and fresh face to Indian Politics. My gratitude for that man…..and thanks to Nita for reminding me.

I just wonder how would have Rajiv been without the surname Gandhi.