Friday, December 26, 2008


From one of the mails i have received recently :

I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
'Oh excuse me please' was my reply.
He said, 'Please excuse me too;
I wasn't watching for you.'

We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said goodbye.

But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.
Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.

When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
'Move out of the way,' I said with a frown.

He walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.
While I lay awake in bed,
God's still small voice came to me and said,
'While dealing with a stranger,
common courtesy you use,
but the family you love, you seem to abuse.
Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.

Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue..

He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes.'
By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.

I quietly went and knelt by his bed;

'Wake up, little one, wake up,' I said.

'Are these the flowers you picked for me?'

He smiled, 'I found 'em, out by the tree.
I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue.'

I said, 'Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way..'
He said, 'Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway.'
I said, 'Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue.'


Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company
that we are working for could easily replace us in
a matter of days.
But the family we left behind will feel the loss
for the rest of their lives.
And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more
into work than into our own family,
an unwise investment indeed,
don't you think?
So what is behind the story?

Do you know what the word FAMILY means?


Wednesday, November 12, 2008


This is a collection from a mail forwarded from one my friends.

Tips for Better Life from ISHA YOGA
  1. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day. And while you walk, smile.
  2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
  3. Sleep for 7 hours.
  4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
  5. Play more games.
  6. Read more books than you did in 2007.
  7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
  8. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
  9. Dream more while you are awake.
  10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
  11. Drink plenty of water.
  12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  13. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
  14. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
  15. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
  16. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
  17. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
  18. Smile and laugh more.
  19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
  20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
  22. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
  23. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Don't compare your partner with others.
  24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  25. Forgive everyone for everything.
  26. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  27. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  28. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
  29. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
  30. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  31. The best is yet to come.
  32. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  33. Do the right thing!
  34. Call your family often.
  35. Your inner most is always happy. So be happy.
  36. Each day give something good to others.
  37. Don't over do. Keep your limits.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

"ONLINE LOVE" : collection of my short stories

Recently Visalandhra Publishing House, Hyderabad has published my short stories (published in various magazines like 'Eenadu Sunday' , 'Andhra Bhoomi' ) as "ONLINE LOVE" . The book was reviewd by some of the news papers as well.

(Click on the images for larger view)

The following is the review published in Vaartha Sunday Edition on 28-09-2008.

A new story has been added in the book : " Medhavee...Meluko" : regarding the brain drain to US . Read the story

You may read my published short stories and other articles at :



These are the series of photographs of sunrise taken by me during my recent visit to Hyderabad to celebrate Diwali with parents.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine 2008

The Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine 2008

The Nobel Assembly at ‘Karolinska Institutet ‘ decided to award Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2008 with one half to Harald zur Hausen for his discovery of "human papilloma viruses causing cervical cancer" and the other half jointly to Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier for their discovery of "human immunodeficiency virus"
(Press Release 6 October , 2008)

Harald zur Hausen, born 1936 in Germany, German citizen, MD at University of Düsseldorf, Germany. Professor emeritus and former Chairman and Scientific Director, German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg, Germany.
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, born 1947 in France, French citizen, PhD in virology, Institut Pasteur, Garches, France. Professor and Director, Regulation of Retroviral Infections Unit, Virology Department, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.
Luc Montagnier, born 1932 in France, French citizen, PhD in virology, University of Paris, Paris, France. Professor emeritus and Director, World Foundation for AIDS Research and Prevention, Paris, France.

Harald zur Hausen went against current dogma and postulated that oncogenic human papilloma virus (HPV) caused cervical cancer, the second most common cancer among women. He realized that HPV-DNA could exist in a non-productive state in the tumours, and should be detectable by specific searches for viral DNA. He found HPV to be a heterogeneous family of viruses. Only some HPV types cause cancer. His discovery has led to characterization of the natural history of HPV infection, an understanding of mechanisms of HPV-induced carcinogenesis and the development of prophylactic vaccines against HPV acquisition.

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier discovered human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Virus production was identified in lymphocytes from patients with enlarged lymph nodes in early stages of acquired immunodeficiency, and in blood from patients with late stage disease. They characterized this retrovirus as the first known human lentivirus based on its morphological, biochemical and immunological properties. HIV impaired the immune system because of massive virus replication and cell damage to lymphocytes. The discovery was one prerequisite for the current understanding of the biology of the disease and its antiretroviral treatment.

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Perspective on life

This is one of the inspiring mails i have received recently.
One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live.
They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.
On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, "How was the trip?"
"It was great, Dad."
"Did you see how poor people live?" the father asked.
"Oh yeah," said the son.
"So, tell me, what you learned from the trip?" asked the father.

The son answered:
"I saw that we have one dog and they had four.
We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end.
We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night...
Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.
We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight.
We have servants who serve us, but they serve others.
We buy our food, but they grow theirs.
We have walls around our property to protect us; they have friends to protect them."
The boy's father was speechless.
Then his son added,
"Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are."

Isn't perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have.
Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


The web site of the IAMM AP Chapter has been updated.
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