Monday, November 21, 2005


One of the person who has won the indian national bravery award this year is a girl aged around 15 years.The surprising fact is that she is awarded for she divorced her husband whom she married when she was a child.the girl hails from a remote village in Andra where child marriages are prevelant.she said in the interviewthat i watched in the ndtv news channel,that she is a victim of child marriage.she wanted to continue her studiesand she sought divorce from husband.i can imagine what kind of hurdles she would have and would be facing,to wage this war against child marriage and her right to get educated.but the sad part is now she has stopped studying since she has to feed her family of oldage parents,and two brothers.i could see the pain in her eyes,when she said this and i felt sorry for her.i would be happy if some social activist in that area help her withher studies. during this interview,there was another girl with her who is a friend of her studying 8th standard,and guess what?she is married and now going to school. is there no end to this problem?

நான் என் கண்களில் கனவுகளையோ,
என் நெஞ்சில் ஆசைகளையோ,
சுமக்க விரும்பவில்லை,
என் முதுகில் புத்தகங்களை
சுமக்க விரும்புகிறேன்.
யாராவது தயவு செய்து
பள்ளிக்கு அனுப்புங்கள்.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

dont underestimate a tomato vendor

The following story was emailed to me,hope all of u enjoy the story

A jobless man applied for the position of "office boy" at Microsoft. The HR manager interviewed him then watched him cleaning the floor as a test. "You are employed" he said."Give me your e-mail address and I'll send you the application to fill in, as well as date when you may start. The man replied "But I don't have a computer, neither an email."I'm sorry", said the HR manager,"If you don't have an email, that means you do not exist. And who doesn't exist, cannot have the job.The man left with no hope at all.

He didn't know what to do, with only $10 in his pocket. He then decided to go to the supermarket and buy a 10 Kg tomato crate. He then sold the tomatoes in a door to door round. In less than two hours, he succeeded to double his capital. He repeated the operation three times, and returned home with $60. The man realized that he can survive by this way, and started to go everyday earlier, and return late Thus, his money doubled or tripled every day.Shortly, he bought a cart, then a truck, then he had his own fleet of delivery vehicles. 5 years later, the man is one of the biggest food retailers in the US.

He started to plan his family's future, and decided to have a life insurance. He called an insurance broker, and chose a protection plan. When the conversation was concluded,the broker asked him his email. The man replied, "I don't have an email". The broker answered curiously, "You don't have an email, and yet have succeeded to build an empire. Can you imagine what you could have been if you had an email?!!"The man thought for a while and replied, "Yes, I'd be an office boy at Microsoft!"

Moral of the story:
1) Internet is not the solution to your life.
2) If you don't have internet, and work hard, you can be a millionaire.
3) If you received this message by email, you are closer to being an office boy, than a millionaire...
Have a great day !!!
P.S -Do not forward this email to me back, i m closing all my email addresses & going to sell tomatoes!!!