Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, “Were u the one who changed my sign this morning? What did u write?”
The man said, “I only wrote the truth. I said what u said but in a different way.” What he had written was: “Today is a beautiful day & I cannot see it.”
Do you think the first sign & the second sign were saying the same thing?Of course both signs told people that the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said that the boy was blind. But The second sign told people they were so lucky that they were not blind. Right?? So should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?
Moral of the Story is that
Be thankful for what you have.
Hai friends HAPPY SHIVRATHRI to all of you..I am updating after so many days..well life is busy at times..today had been to empire mall..with my friend..sat there in a corner and started gossiping..pretty nice place to hang around for students actually..and you get lots of mouth watering dishes..you need to have a loaded wallet though.. :-) i have to admit that i am totally a food freak..i always get tempted when i come across these spicy foods..well the snack that i end up with when i am here is this katti kebab roll..thats available in the stall called shaayari kebab..beautiful name isnt it..? and if you are in Empire mall at the lunch time..then you can try out the diffrent thalis[ bowl of rice, some currys,rasam, chapathi or rotis, yoghurt ,papad,pickle,aam ras] that you get in bombay chaats..you have gujrathi,punjabi,maharastrian thalis..pure vegitarian...but its very tasty..go for the special thalis...i usually opt for special punjabi thali because you get the masala papad along with that..and i like that a lot..a new stall saiba has been opened up in the food yard now..its run by the hangyo icecream guys i suppose..Finally all the stalls there have been occupied.COOL!!
Now malls are going to be there in every corner of mangalore..few years later mangalore is going to be one of the happening places..we also have the Bharath Mall...which has Adlabs Multiplex, Big Bazaar,Food Bazaar, PlanetM, Pizza Hut, Pantaloons, Coffee Day, Subway, Adidas, Reebok, Provogue, Planet Sports, Swawroski, Lewis just to name a few..The Saibeen complex is the first mall in mangalore..which has lost its charm now, but still it has the pride of being the first ever mall in mangalore..
Another mall, the "Mohtisham City Centre Mall", is coming up on K S Rao road. It has a retail space of almost 800,000 square feet.Is one of the biggest malls in south india!! thats so awesome.. Spencers, McDonalds, Westside, Reliance Fresh, Landmark, Shoppers Stop have already booked their spaces. The mall will also feature a 6 screen multiplex called 'Fun Cinemas'.
The Bangalore based Prestige group is investing about 300 crores for their upcoming 625,000 sq feet mall 'Forum' near AB Shetty Circle and is targeted to be fully functional by November 2008.Another mall is expected to be built opposite to the TMA Pai International convention centre on MG Road.one of the biggest conventional hall in Asia!!
'Mischief Mega Mall' [K.S.Rao.Road] is also going to be fully functional very soon..
'Excel Mall'[K.S.Rao.Road], 'Time Square'[Kadri], 'Pio Mall'[Kodailbail/Karangalpady]. , 'Golden Harvest Mall','Mangalore Central Mall', Kshitij Mall [Future Group] , Plama Mall[Kulshekar],are the upcoming malls in Mangalore..
Thats true.. So people be ready for a brand new mangalore filled with buildings and buildings and buildings and buildings.... :-) not to forget our culture...ofcourse its true that mangalore is being ravaged in the name of progress...well thats part and parcel..cant help..i want my city to grow, and still maintain its charm and beauty forever..
With so many malls,projects,buildings and everything..the western lifestyle has already been stabilized in our country..Whatever may it be, We being INDIANS will never forget our generosity and our culture..I love mangalore and I love my country... :-)
Today i was blogging and found something really sad.. actually i came across a blog which belonged to an old man. he had no family members for his support... he is really not keeping well... says that i can die any day now... coz he has all the possible ailments... went through number of operations. takes so many insulins each day... and tablets ofcourse.. he looks quiet depressed.. even after all this the sad thing is that instead of taking care of his health by consuming healthy food like.. pulses, fruits , veggies.... u wont believe he eats all the possible junks like burgers... pizzas... thats quiet ok but really not good for him at this time.... but what freaked me the most was that he has 2 cups of COKE...that to EVERY DAY!!Now people who dont know the truth behind COKE might just think, what is this girl speaking all about.. but YES ITS TRUE..COKE will kill you thats what i can say..not just COKE any areated drink for that matter.I dont know whether the old man really knew that COKE is bad or just May be he had no one to help out... poor old man. i really feel pity on him.. but some one had to tell him that his food habit is not good, right? so i did that job.. hope he follows it.. lets pray to god that he gets well soon.. People dont really want to digest the fact that its really bad to have these areated drinks... there should be a BIG NO for COKE,PEPSI and all the soft drinks..if you arent aware of the facts then let me just tell u what COKE really IS!! Its better if we know certain things.. so that we make a healty living.. right? who wants a unhealthy life.But ofcourse each being on this earth has the right to live the way he or she wants..[but we want a extravagant life right and thats why we leave our dreams aside and get so busy in making money..that we neglect our health & finally land up no where..thats life after all..things are never gonna change i guess!!..] well i am doing my duty of informing the unknown that COKE is very bad for health.. then its completly up to you my dear!!
Did you know??
In many states in USA highway patrol carries two gallons COKE in a trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident!
The active ingredient in COKE is phosphoric acid... its pH is 2.8.it will dissolve a nail in about 4 days.
To carry Coca Cola syrup(concentrate)the commercial truck must use the hazardous material place cards reserved for highly corrosivematerials.
The distributors of COKE have been using it to clean the engine for their trucks for about 20 years!
Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl. Let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean!!try this out.. :-)
To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a crumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.
To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan; Wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before theham is finished,remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy. [P.S i have not tried this recipe... and i DONT WANT YOU to try it either... its just for your general knowledge.] :-)
And you know, A college in delhi had organised a competition, who ever drinks the maximum number of coke will be declared winner..and the winner drank nearly 5 bottles of coke and died on the spot..due to the increase of carbon dioxide content in his body..Now you know??SO... THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU GULP DOWN A BOTTLE OF COKE OR PEPSI OR ANY SOFT DRINK..
I WOULD RATHER SUGGEST YOU TO GO FOR FRESH FRUIT JUICES TO COOL DOWN YOUR THIRST..something like.... apple,carrot,lemon,orange,pineapple,pomogranate,water melon juice..you can also go for sugarcane juice if its available in your city.if you come around mangalore any time then spotting a sugarcane juice stall is not a big deal its is found in most of the street stalls here.but if you are quiet much into cleanliness and hygiene just like me then street stalls are not the right place for you.But no worrys,If you want to have hygienically flavoured sugarcane juice, then you will find a joint in Bharath Mall.You will wonder how much technology has changed these days isnt it!:-)
And oh my god,ya of course how can i forget this natural drink.. tender coconut juice.. lots of it available here in mangalore.. and i just love it. nothing can ever be better than that..We call it bonda.. One thing that you should not miss when you're in Mangalore is this chilled coconut juice.we call it the Bonda juice - this chilled tender coconut juice [bonda juice] which will be a little sweeter than the natural tender coconut juice where they add little of sugar syrup and lime juice..that'll drive you crazy and you'll be asking for more! Try out this chilled coconut juice in case you happen to visit Jimmy's Supermarket (Falnir Road) - there's a tea/coffee/juice stand next to it which serves awesome chilled coconut juice! this shop is known as R B juice corner.