Month: October 2013

Day192: Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. – William Arthur Ward

Tue/Wed; 29/30 Oct 2013; 1:20 am Kestopur, Kolkata, India     For each new morning with its light,    For rest and shelter of the night,    For health and food, for love and friends,    For everything Thy goodness sends.                                                                              ~Ralph Waldo Emerson  I hope each of reading me today are in the best of your health, doing exceptionally well in your personal and professional lives.  I am here today writing under my daily gratitude pages and that after a long gap is just because of the feel-good e-mail I received from one of my junior but brighter co-worker (Aviroop). The e-mail was titled ‘For a beautiful life’.  In fact, this was one of those e-mails we (fresher batch-mates) used to circulate in our initial year at work. It consisted of some lovely innocent pictures with exceptionally good messages. Among the many that caught my attention was “Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements:  “ I am thankful for…” “Today I accomplished…”. Thank you Aviroop for inspiring me today.  After hectic and marathon sessions at work today, I am here again to express my Gratitude towards the beautiful...

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Book Review: A Gift to my Children – A Father’s Lessons for Life and Investing

Book Review # 3 by Narendra Gupta A Gift to my Children –  A Father’s lessons for Life and Investing Author: Jim Rogers (Full Name: James Beeland Rogers, Jr.) Something about the Author:  An American Author, and a flamboyantly adventurous world traveler, a celebrated investor who made his fortune before he turned 40. Rogers is the chairman of Rogers Holdings and Beeland Interests, Inc.  He co-founded Quantum Fund with George Soros and Created Rogers International Commodities Index (RICI). He has traveled twice around the world, once on a motor bike and the second time along with his wife on a custom...

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Day 191: And this is How I celebrated Maha-Saptami (11-Oct-2013)

Saturday, 12 Oct 2013; 5:00pm Kestopur, Kolkata, India It feels superb to be part of Pujo (as my Bengali friends call ‘Durga Puja’) celebrations for the first time ever in Kolkata and after many years of absence during the festival (being caught up in studies or work in one of cities down south). Yesterday I visited few of the Pandalsin Kestopur and Salt Lake area and what I observed was simply stunning. Be it the ‘Amarnath temple’ based theme of the AJ Block (near 206 bus stop) , the ‘Varanasi City’ based theme by BJ Block or the extremely huge AK Block campus in the Salt Lake Area, I have simply no words of praise for each one of them. What amazes me the most is enormously huge amount of effort and staggeringly large volume of creativity that have been put into the making of each pandal. Kudos to everyone responsible. Here are few of the snaps of the 8 Pandals I visited on Maha-Saptami day. Hope you would like it. Rabindrapally, Kestopur Pragati Club, Rabindrapally, Kestopur Near Bridge No. 7, Kestopur  Near Bridge No 7, Salt Lake Area, Sector 2 Simply incredible! Decoration unmatched.. AJ Block, Near 206 Bus Stop, Salt Lake Area. Pandal at AJ Block BJ Block, Near 206 Bus Stop, Salt Lake Area AK Block ….Marvelous! AK Block, Near No 9, Salt Lake Area, Sector 3...

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Day 190: Wishing you all a very Happy Durga Puja!

Friday, 11 Oct 2013; 1:45pm Kestopur, Kolkata, India Being in the city of joy during Durga Puja for the first time and that along with family is an extreme joy. The biggest Bengali festival reaches into its peak of celebration. Today is the Maha Saptami of the Navaratri.Already, the excitement can be filled in the air. People all around are immersed into the puja festivities. Thousands of people have started to flock over Puja Pandals based on various themes. It feels so special to celebrate this festival with family after many years, will be visiting different puja pandals over the next three days, purchasing balloons, toys and stuffs for my doll in the mela, eating pani-puris and chat and all that will make me and my family feel good and happy 🙂   Keeping it short for today, I wish each of you a very very Happy Durga Puja. May Maa shower her blessings on each of us and may we be happier, healthier, peaceful and most energetic. Best Wishes for the Puja once again. Jai Mata Ki. Narendra Gupta ...

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