“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.”
Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

For me, these words were most revelating, and it came to me when I most needed them. I miss you Mr.Hitchens. The world would’ve been a better place with you.

India?

Here’s Tom, a Croatian sharing his experience about his five-year-long travel covering five continents.:  http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/23flaa/i_traveled_the_world_for_the_past_5_years_on_a/

Surprisingly, when he was asked which one place would he pick out of all the places he visited, he said – INDIA (I died a little inside, for I have forever been aspiring to move out) and more surprisingly, he picked Varkala, Kerala as one of his favorite of places. Jaw-dropped.

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/23flaa/i_traveled_the_world_for_the_past_5_years_on_a/cgwiaqe

By the way, my favourite of his answers were when he was asked for the reason behind the decision to make this trip. “It was either that or get a job, 30 year loan for some apartment, wife, kids.”. Salute.

Pale Blue Dot

One of my favorite visuals.

Just 3 minutes long, yet awe inspiring and thought provoking, by one of the most important humans to have lived on this pale blue dot… our planet earth.

Whenever I feel like it’s all too much, I think about the Pale Blue Dot.

Prepare to feel small… in a very good way.

Goodbye Gabo

RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez

 

Woke up to such sad news.
Rest in Peace, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the greatest writer of my lifetime.
“There is always something left to love.”
― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

Mother Nature

There is so much to learn… from the nature.

There is so much to learn from the elephants of Kalahari who desperately and hopefully venture many hundreds of miles under the red hot sun for some water to survive.

There is so much to learn from the predators who pry on their prey.

There is so much to learn from the variety of ‘Birds of Paradise’ desperately trying to impress their mate.

There is so much to learn from the male emperor penguins who happily endure the long hard winter carrying their eggs so that they would hatch months later when finally, the sun arrive.

There is so much to marvel at.

There is so much to learn… from the nature.

Solitude

A word I love as much as its feasibility. I have always fantasised living alone. And the reason I always had in mind was that I find myself too interesting (like any other narcissistic might say) or because everyone else around me turns out to be uninteresting. But contemplating on the matter lately did help… Continue reading

Q&A with Bill Gates

Bill Gates just appeared on ‘Ask Me Anything’ section of Reddit.com to converse with the public and has replied with some really interesting answers to some of the questions asked. Here are a few of them that might interest you. Q. What is your best personal financial advice for people who make under $100,000 per year?… Continue reading

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Words that I always keep in mind; helps me when I have second thoughts about going for something.

30 years ago

Happy Birthday to THE #MAC, created as a simple computer “for the people,” one that’s usable without a manual. To the man who refused to live somebody else’s life, may your spirit live forever through your vision and creation of machines, technology that had and continue to change our world! Being a proud user of both… Continue reading