12 Life Lessons I Learnt From Jane Austen

12 Life Lesson From Jane Austen


Cold Hearts

If I could paint

I would paint the pain

In the old womans eye

The pain with which she hesitatingly puts her palm forward

To beg

Not knowing whether she will get some loose change

Or harsh words

She looks expectant

As people pass her

But no one can see her shivering

With age and wind

There is no offer for her of a cup of tea

With few warm words

She is ignored

For most she is part of background clutter

And she is shooed off

Like a rabied dog or a fly

The woman turns around one last time

Seeing no kind faces

She huddles down in a corner

Trying to cover herself

By wrapping old newspaper

For its brutaly cold this year

But colder have turned our hearts

Which can’t see others pain

The Cab Ride

Worth reading.

Charu Says

I arrived at the address and honked the horn.

After waiting a few minutes I walked to the door and knocked.

‘Just a minute’, answered a frail, elderly voice.

I could hear something being dragged across the floor.

After a long pause, the door opened.

A small woman in her 90’s stood before me.

She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it,

like somebody out of a 1940’s movie.

By her side was a small nylon suitcase.

The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years.
All the furniture was covered with sheets.

There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks

or utensils on the counters.
In the corner was a cardboard box filled with photos and glassware.

‘Would you carry my bag out to the car?’ she said.

I took the suitcase to the cab,

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Vanished : Noooo!!!

Have not had a chance to post anything on my blog for past 2 weeks , not because I didn’t have anything to say but simply got too many balls in the air.

Overcame my fear and booked a car. Guess what helped me to get over my fear – Anger. Post coming soon on using anger constructively in Personal Development.

While learn a few tips on negotiating salary, without harming your chances of getting your “dream job ”

Take care and have a great year.

10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Working Out

For all the women beginning to work out


Mid-way through a recent group exercise class, the teacher lost me.  She didn’t lose me because of some complicated step sequence or insanely long set of burpees; I mentally checked out because of a few words she kept saying over and over.  “Come on!  Get that body ready for your winter beach vacation!  Think about how you want to look at those holiday parties!  PICTURE HOW YOU’LL LOOK IN THAT DRESS!

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