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The Telegraph

Having lived a reasonably contented life, I was musing over what a person should strive for to achieve happiness. I drew up a list of a few essentials which I put forward for the readers’ appraisal.

First and foremost is good health. If you do not enjoy good health you can never be happy. Any ailment, however trivial, will deduct from your happiness.

Second, a healthy bank balance. It need not run into crores but should be enough to provide for creature comforts and something to spare for recreation, like eating out, going to the pictures, travelling or going on holidays on the hills or by the sea. Shortage of money can be only demoralizing. Living on credit or borrowing is demeaning and lowers one in one’s own eyes.

Third, a home of your own. Rented premises can never give you the snug feeling of a nest which is yours for keeps that a home provides: if it has a garden space, all the better. Plant your own trees and flowers, see them grow and blossom, cultivate a sense of kinship with them.

Fourth, an understanding companion, be it your spouse or a friend. If there are too many misunderstandings, they will rob you of your peace of mind. It is better to be divorced than to bicker all the time.

Fifth, lack of envy towards those who have done better than you in life — risen higher, made more money, or earned more fame. Envy can be very corroding; avoid comparing yourself with others.

Sixth, do not allow other people to descend on you for gup-shup. By the time you get rid of them, you will feel exhausted and poisoned by their gossip-mongering.

Seventh, cultivate some hobbies which can bring you a sense of fulfilment, such as gardening, reading, writing, painting, playing or listening to music. Going to clubs or parties to get free drinks or to meet celebrities is criminal waste of time.

Eighth, every morning and evening, devote 15 minutes to introspection. In the morning, 10 minutes should be spent on stilling the mind and then five in listing things you have to do that day. In the evening, five minutes to still the mind again, and ten to go over what you had undertaken to do.

Nathaniel Cotton (1721-1788) summed up my views on the subject in one verse: If solid happiness we prize,/ Within our breast this jewel lies;/ And they are fools who roam:/ The world has nothing to bestow;/ From our own selves our joys must flow/ And that dear hut, — our home.


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ઓગસ્ટ 27, 2010 at 5:44 પી એમ(pm) Leave a comment

Buddha’s Advice (via विलास कडून.. / વિલાસ તરફથી..)

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Buddha's Advice to Calm a Disturbed Mind Once Buddha was walking from one town to another town with a few of his followers.. This was in the initial days. While they were traveling, they happened to pass a lake. They stopped there and Buddha told one of his disciples, "I am thirsty. Do get me some water from that lake there."   The disciple walked up to the lake. When he reached it, he noticed that right at that moment, a bullock cart started cro … Read More

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ઓગસ્ટ 25, 2010 at 5:50 પી એમ(pm) Leave a comment

કાયમી મુકામ [ ગઝલ – કાવ્ય ] (via પ્રહલાદ પ્રજાપતિ)

કાયમી મુકામ [ ગઝલ – કાવ્ય ] ===================== હારેલા ઉમેદવાર જેમ નહી, કોડીલા વરરાજા ની જેમ સ્વાસો કરો તૈયારી વાજતે ગાજતે જાન માંડવે એમ ખાલીપો આવી રહ્યો, મરશિયાં ગવાય ફટાણાં જેમ શેહેરમાં જગાની જરુર છે,ખાલી કરો ભાડુઆત એમ સ્વજનોની સગાઈ ની સિમાઓ કુદવાની કરો તૈયારી સમેટો પથારી,ગાદી તકીયા સહીત મીલકત ાઅમારી ાઅહી તુફાન ૂઉઠવા પહેલાંના ાઅણસાર રહ્યા ધસી ને ાઅવસર મ્હાલવનાં ઘરેણાં પહેરવાની કરો તૈયારી ાઅહી કાયમી ઘર બાંધવાના પ્રોજેક્ટ માં પરોવાયા છો ને એની … Read More

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ઓગસ્ટ 20, 2010 at 3:06 એ એમ (am) Leave a comment



WILL is a legal declaration of the intention of the Testator (Writer of Will) with respect to his own property (NOT ANCESTRAL) which he desires to be carried into effect after one’s death. It is revocable by Testator at any time during his lifetime. However, a registered WILL can be revoked by subsequent registered WILL only. A person writing WILL does a great service to his family and loved ones. There is no stamp duty for immovable property transferred through WILL. It is the prerogative of the person having property to distribute and disinherit anyone from his assets in the manner he considers appropriate and just. There is definite advantage at preparing WILL in comparison with not preparing a WILL.
When head of family is alive, one always says that my children are very good, obedient etc. and would never fight for property. In today’s materialistic world, all such values have disappeared. Everyone is for own family and interest and don’t underestimate the power of spouse of your son and daughter who often make brothers and sisters to fight for paternal property in courts. Hence, decide now the division of your property by writing and registering same before area SDM.


ઓગસ્ટ 19, 2010 at 2:30 પી એમ(pm) Leave a comment

We all have to go one day

We all have to go one day. Why not make it easier for those we leave behind to deal with the procedures to be followed after us a little easier?
Whilst dealing with some of the ESM cases and others that I have seen I thought I should bring up a check list of what one should do well in time whilst we are in our full senses and mentally stable, before our Date of Expiry which we don’t really know.
All are welcome to pass on suggestions to make the list more comprehensive.



ઓગસ્ટ 19, 2010 at 2:30 પી એમ(pm) Leave a comment


Endorsement of Family Pension and Age of Spouse in Pension in Payment Order (PPO).
1. Please check if your PPO contains an endorsement giving the name and age of the
spouse and details of ordinary family pension. If it does not, at the earliest make out an application in triplicate as per specimen at Appx A and send it to the agency that had issued the PPO -CDA (Pensions) Allahabad/ CDA AF , Subroto Park, New Delhi 110010- through Dte of PP&R, Air HQ for officers/AFRO-NERW for other ranks. Make sure to attach all supporting documents and duly attested joint photograph as indicated in the specimen. Keep a copy the application in the master folder that you will be making for the spouse for follow up action if necessary in case the endorsement is not received during your life time. (વધુ…)

ઓગસ્ટ 19, 2010 at 2:29 પી એમ(pm) Leave a comment

Don’t waste your money on calcium supplements.- ALsears,MD

If you’re taking them hoping to build strong bones and avoid osteoporosis you’ll be let down on both fronts.
Doctors and drug companies push the idea that the best way to treat and prevent osteoporosis is by taking lots of calcium. This simply isn’t true.
Osteoporosis isn’t caused by a lack of calcium.
Studies come to the same conclusion: calcium intake does not prevent fractures due to bone loss.
The Harvard Nurses’ Study is one of the most complete and well-conducted studies in science. The study followed 77,761 nurses. For 12 years, researchers examined the association between dietary calcium and bone fractures.
Results showed there was no protection from fractures with any dose of calcium intake. Nurses who had the highest calcium intakes actually had an increased risk of bone fracture. (વધુ…)

ઓગસ્ટ 10, 2010 at 2:06 પી એમ(pm) 2 comments

Accessories of Life!

  1.  Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a “steering wheel” that directs the right path throughout.
  2. Do you know why a car’s Windshield is so large & the Rearview Mirror is so small?
  3. It is because your PAST is not as important as your FUTURE. Look Ahead and Move on.
  4. Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.
  5. All things in life are temporary. If going well, enjoy! they will not last forever.  If going wrong, don’t worry, they can’t last long either.
  6. Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, “Relax, sweetheart, it’s just a bend, not the end!
  7. When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn’t solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.
  8. A blind person asked Swami Vivekanand:
  9. “Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?” He replied: “Yes, losing your vision.”
  10. 10.  WORRYING does not take away tomorrow’s TROUBLE, It takes away today’s PEACE.

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ઓગસ્ટ 8, 2010 at 9:44 પી એમ(pm) Leave a comment

Believe in Yourself,~ Dena DiIaconi ~

Believe in Yourself, જાતમાં રાખી શ્રધ્ધા માન
Anything Is Possible  શક્ય છે સઘળુ બનવું

Believe in Yourselfજાતમાં રાખી શ્રધ્ધા માન
and Remember that
  અને યાદ રાખ
Anything Is Possible શક્ય છે સઘળુ બનવું

  Believe in what makes you feel good. જેના થકી ઉદભવે સુખ ભાવના
Believe in what makes you happy. જે બનાવે આનંદીત તને
Believe in the dreams you’ve always wanted to come true, જે સ્વપ્નો તારા તે કરવા સાચા સદા
and give them every chance toતેને આપ સૌ તકો

 Life holds no promises  જિંદગીમાં ક્યાંય કશુ નક્કી હોયે?
as to what will come your way. કે ક્યારે તે મળશે
You must search for your own ideals તારે તો તે સ્વપ્નોને શોધવાના
and work towards reaching them. અને ત્યાં સુધી પહોંચવા મથવાનું

Life makes no guarantees as to what you’ll have. જિંદગીમાં ક્યાંય કશે નક્કી હોયે?
It just gives you time to make choices તે તો ફક્ત આપે સમય તે તક માટે
and to take chances
જે તારે લેવાની
and to discover whatever secrets might come your way.  અને શોધતા જે આવે તે પામવાનું તારે રસ્તે.
If you are willing to take the opportunities you are given તને મળેલી તક લેવા અગર તત્પર તુ જો…
and utilize the abilities you have
, અને તારી શક્તિઓથી જો તુ લે
you will constantly fill your life
તારી જિંદગીને તુ સતત ભરીશ 
with special moments and unforgettable times. કિંમતી ક્ષણો અને ન ભુલાય તેવી યાદો થી
No one knows the mysteries of life or its ultimate meaning, જિંદગીનાં રહસ્યો અને તેના અર્થોને કોઇ ન જાણે
but for those who are willing
સિવાય કે જે તેને જાણવા ઇચ્છે
to believe in their dreams and in themselves
, જે માને તેમનામાં અને તેમના સ્વપ્નોમાં

life is a precious gift in which anything is possible. જિંદગી અણમોલ ભેટ છે જ્યાં બધુ શક્ય છે
~ Dena DiIaconi ~

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ઓગસ્ટ 6, 2010 at 7:18 પી એમ(pm) Leave a comment


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