– Cherai beach


Ever since i got a samsung note

Almost two months over since i got my galaxy not..which is of no doubt a boredom freeing tool which is accessible any time because it fits into my pocket and is with me wherever i go. It is smaller than an ipad by fifty percentage and it is bigger than the iphone by fifty percentage. Not a phone, not a pad, but a note pad which makes the name apt for it. When i receive a call on it, it is not as awkward as attending a call on the ipad..for that matter any pad. The video quality is superb whereas the still camera is not upto the mark even with a eight mega pixel camera. The leather cover which comes along with the standard kit is simple and functional with rich leather looks. While at home i still prefer my ipad to watch youtube and the samsung note is the most indispensible tool for me when i step out of my home.

What do i use it for?. Now i am waiting for my doctors appointment and this blog entry is happening in a very relaxed manner without gerting the attention of anyone. I use it extensively for email, calendar, maps, facebook, tweetdeck, blogger, wordpress, youtube and very rarely the samsung note
application because for that application the screen size is not big enough. I love the mindjet application which helps me to create mimdmaps. The android application market is really buzzling with activity anf every day opens up with new possibilities. As usual the battery life is around one day with my type of moderate use. Now carrying a charger in my car and in my travel bag has become a habit. The battery life is not inferior to other smartphones in the market and at the same time it is not siperior as well. The pricing in india is rs.32000 as of today. For me, after using it for almost sixty days…it is a great value adding tool which i never regre
t buying. One key gadget buying tip; if you are planning to buy any gadget, buy it when it is the latest product offering. I will never buy nor advise others to buy an older version of a product even when the pricing is aggressive. Buy it when it is latest so that you can fully enjoy the pride of owning something latest atleast for an year before the next version hits the market. Have a good day. Hope my name is closer to the top in the doctor’s list.

Latest addition to my library – Yoga, the science of living by Osho

Yoga, according to Osho, is not only a system of belief but is also a scientific methodology that heightens awareness and makes it possible to live in a constant state of happiness, harmony and fulfillment. Insightful and profound, Yoga: the science of living is an invaluable guide for those looking for inner balance and peace.


Ask a question close to home
The mind is very clever
The inside of the inside
Be a seed
Piling up the zeros of being
You cant get there from here
In a cold universe
The rock bottom of No and Yes
Into the Fantastic
Take the risk

Published by penguin books. Price in India is Rs.299.

Best till today is bad, when you do better

That is the best learning for me, till I learn something better:-). This is a great lesson I learned from my hobby, photography. When I really see some of the photos I took sometime back, which I adored then, and even published in the media, I feel ashamed of the poor quality of them. The knowledge of the vastness and possibilities of that field make me humble and triggers the zest in me to do well in the future. This teaches me one great lesson of creativity and innovation. Something we consider as the best today, can maintain it’s status quo only till something better is done. This truth is applicable for everything created by human beings. This knowledge unleashes in me the enthusiasm to do better every day. Wish you all the best on the first working day of year 2012.

You can, if you think you can…..courtesy Justin Arul Xavier

Have you heard of Roger Bannister? He was the first athlete to run the mile in less than four minutes in 1954.
In doing so, he not only broke the four-minute barrier, but also taught us all a valuable lesson.
Back in the 1950’s, the world record – 4 minutes 1.4 seconds – was held by Sweden’s Ginder Haegg. The record stood for several years since it was set in 1945. Athletes, experts and the world were convinced that it was impossible to run a mile in less than four minutes. Some even argued that the human body was biologically incapable of running the mile in less than four minutes!
And then, on 6th May, 1954, Roger Bannister did the impossible. He broke the four minute barrier, finishing the race in 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds.
His rival – Charles Landy – had thrice run the mile in less than 4 minutes 2 seconds without breaching the 4 minute mark. The four minute barrier was “like a wall”, Landy had said. But guess what? Just 56 days after Bannister’s feat, Landy ran the mile in 3 minutes 57.9 seconds. And by 1957, 16 athletes around the world ran the mile in under 4 minutes. The 4 minute mental barrier was truly shattered!
What really happened? Did coaches get smarter and teach the athletes new techniques? Did running shoes get more sophisticated? Did bodies suddenly get stronger? No. The 4 minute barrier it turned out was not a physiological one – just a mental one! As Roger Bannister explained later, it seemed illogical that you could run a mile in 4 minutes and a bit, but not break 4 minutes. His mind refused to accept that barrier. That made all the difference.
Once that mental barrier was broken by Bannister, everyone believed it could be done! And once the belief changed, the rest was easy.
It’s important to understand that our achievements in life are limited not by what we can do, but by what we THINK we can do. More than ability, it’s our attitude that makes the difference. As Henry Ford said, “If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you are right”.
You will probably find your mind constantly grappling with two competing thoughts: ‘I can’t!’ and ‘I can!’ How do you ensure the ‘I can’ wins? How can we break our mental barrier of ‘I can’t’?
There was a man in Alaska who had a black dog and a white dog. His dog fights attracted large crowds. Every week people would bet on which dog would win. Sometimes the black dog won, and sometimes the white one. One lady noticed that no matter which dog won, the owner always bet on the right dog, and won each week. When the man retired the two dogs, the lady asked him the secret.
“Simple,” said the man. “I always bet on the dog I had been feeding all week.”
So whether ‘I can’t’ wins in your mind or ‘I can’, depends on which thought you are feeding!
Feed the ‘I can’ dog in your mind. The thought you feed, grows! Focus on your strengths, and they will grow. Or keep thinking of your weaknesses and your fears. And unfortunately they’ll grow too.
You won’t always find a Bannister to break your mental barrier. You need to do it yourself. Once you start feeding the ‘I can’ thought, you will achieve more than you ever thought was possible!