Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch Meaning: Do not rely on something you are not sure of.
A.While this may be true, I still COUNTED. I have now 95 knowledge gaps I filled, new skills gained with the help of UDEMY online courses. by 12th November I shall meet my 100 Certificates target.
B. This blog is close to achieving its target of 100000 views, 75000 likes, 19-20000 visitors and 700 followers with over 6000 posts overall since the beginning. All this without using any SEO or Ad words – Primarily built on the strengths of my new BFFFs on WordPress who are helping me to achieve this goal.
C. The third is still a wish. To be a World class Speaker. Have done Udemy courses. Have joined 2 Toastmasters’ Best of Bangalore Clubs. Ongoing mission. One Global conference in Feb 19 is upcoming.
Elvis Has Left The Building Meaning: Something that is all over.No Ifs, Ands, or Buts. Yes. A chapter ended on 13th May and some new ones – positive ones began. Wish my Painting and drawing had found some space in my life for some more time.
Haven of peace.
Watchers in the shade.
God, king, country.
Peace, justice, progress.
Beyond the clouds we shine.
Risen from the ashes.
For the people, for the realm.
Eternal and just.
One struggle, one people, one destiny.
Watchers in the shade.
With the growth of online pharmacies, a huge setback for the industry is on its way as the Madras High Court on Wednesday granted interim injunction announcing a ban on the online sale of medicines till the next hearing i.e. November 9. In its order, the court has directed the Centre to file its counterpoint and scheduled the next hearing.
Twitter Communications India has announced a 14% decline in its revenues for fiscal year ending March 2018. According to company filings with the Registrar of Companies, the company earned a revenue of INR 43 Cr in FY18 compared to INR 50 Cr in the previous financial year.
Amazon Pay (India) Pvt Ltd, Indian digital payments arm of the global ecommerce company Amazon, has announced the financial results for the fiscal year 2017-18 with a leap of 5100% in revenues and 88% in losses. The company recorded revenues of $53.18 Mn (INR 393.5 Cr), against $10.09 Mn (INR 7.47 Cr) in the previous year.
Inc42 recently caught up with AvnishSabharwal, the managing director of Accenture Ventures, recently. As we said, we’re putting our heads together with ecosystem stakeholders to dive deeper into the nuances of trends ahead of The Ecosystem Summit. Click here to become a part of the Summit!
DMI Finance has a corporate lending business for both real-estate and others. At the moment, DMI Finance has 38 live partners with discussions being on with 15 more. All the partnerships are heterogeneous in nature and 80% of DMI partners are developing solutions across student loans, consumption loans, healthcare loans, and more.
Mavrck has raised another $5.8 million in funding, bringing its total raised to $13.8 million. The new funding comes from GrandBanks Capital and Kepha Partners. A spokesperson said this isn’t a Series B, but rather additional capital raised to support increased demand and channel partnerships.
CBS continues to embrace online video streaming, introducing a second standalone network today that will be dedicated entirely to entertainment news. The new streaming network is called ET Live, and is a project from CBS Interactive and Entertainment Tonight, which is owned by CBS TV. The streaming service is free of charge, but supported by ads.
Stories has been a huge hit inside of Facebook’s apps, especially Instagram and WhatsApp. Zuckerberg even said that people will share more to Stories than they will to Facebook or Instagram’s feeds in the “not-too-distant future,” making Stories one of the most dominant ways that people share photos and videos online.
Spending time in nature with a superhero
Fight to death with your grandfather
Lost in time with your complete opposite
Competition performance of a cop
Locked in a zoo with a half-orc
Working with the ghost of somebody famous
Spending the summer with a gnome
Horror story of a goblin
Fears of a mechanic
Reality show with a martial art professional
Ruling the world with an online stranger
Day at the park with a king
Wrong choice of a comic/manga/etc character
Day at a convention with a half-elf
Lost in time with an expert
Shopping with a god
Relaxing with a man
Lost in a rainforest with your child(ren)
In hospital with a hunter
Separation of a centaur
While we are behind China, the US and New Zealand (actually everyone is behind them as they are in the top spot), you can still be assured that we’re ahead of 113 others.
The index, designed by Bulgarian economist Simeon Djankov, says India improved on six of the 10 parameters. That would surely come as good news for the government, which is making serious efforts to promote innovation in the country – like partnering with WhatsApp and encouraging incubators.
Over 90% of Indian startups fail within 5 years of inception. What mistakes are these startups making? Kunal Shah talks about the one curse that’s stopping Indian startups from becoming successful, on #BuildingItUp with Bertelsmann.
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In a letter from the spring of 1870, shortly after his thirtieth birthday, Tchaikovsky writes:
I am sitting at the open window (at four a.m.) and breathing the lovely air of a spring morning… Life is still good, [and] it is worth living on a May morning… I assert that life is beautiful in spite of everything! This “everything” includes the following items: 1. Illness; I am getting much too stout, and my nerves are all to pieces. 2. The Conservatoire oppresses me to extinction; I am more and more convinced that I am absolutely unfitted to teach the theory of music. 3. My pecuniary situation is very bad. 4. I am very doubtful if Undine will be performed. I have heard that they are likely to throw me over.
In a word, there are many thorns, but the roses are there too.
Even though Tchaikovsky frequently lamented his “wearing, maddening depression,” perhaps most remarkable yet quintessentially human about his disposition was the ability to assure his loved ones of the very things he was unable to internalize himself — for who among us hasn’t found that it is far easier to offer light to our dearest humans in situations that leave our own inner worlds shrouded in impenetrable darkness?
In the fall of 1876, Tchaikovsky consoles his beloved nephew through a period of dejection and melancholy:
Probably you were not quite well, my little dove, when you wrote to me, for a note of real melancholy pervaded your letter. I recognized in it a nature closely akin to my own. I know the feeling only too well. In my life, too, there are days, hours, weeks, aye, and months, in which everything looks black, when I am tormented by the thought that I am forsaken, that no one cares for me. Indeed, my life is of little worth to anyone. Were I to vanish from the face of the earth to-day, it would be no great loss to Russian music, and would certainly cause no one great unhappiness. In short, I live a selfish bachelor’s life. I work for myself alone, and care only for myself. This is certainly very comfortable, although dull, narrow, and lifeless. But that you, who are indispensable to so many whose happiness you make, that you can give way to depression, is more than I can believe. How can you doubt for a moment the love and esteem of those who surround you? How could it be possible not to love you? No, there is no one in the world more dearly loved than you are. As for me, it would be absurd to speak of my love for you. If I care for anyone, it is for you, for your family, for my brothers and our old Dad. I love you all, not because you are my relations, but because you are the best people in the world.
I saw the holed paved surface of my generation destroyed,
How I mourned porous pavement.
Polished, permanent, porous pavement.
Are you upset by how muddled they are?
Does it tear you apart to see the porous pavement so pickled?
The darkened driveway is not soiled!
the darkened driveway is exceptionally moral.
A darkened driveway is legible. a darkened driveway is moral,
a darkened driveway is impure, however.
Just like a bumpy, is suburban street.
Never forget the tiny and minuscule suburban street.