Did you know…


Did you know... ... that today, besides being Thanksgiving in the United States (Happy Thanksgiving!), is Amistad Victory Day? In 1841, the slaves who seized the Amistad in 1839 were freed by the Supreme Court. The rebellion broke out when the schooner, traveling along the coast of Cuba, was taken over by a group of … Continue reading Did you know…

10 Influential US Political Parties That Disappeared


by David Hughes fact checked by Jamie Frater Today, US politics is dominated by the Democratic and Republican parties. The last time a candidate from a third party was elected president was in 1848. With the rise of the super PACs, alongside the tribal attitudes of many American voters, it’s fair to say that it doesn’t look like their … Continue reading 10 Influential US Political Parties That Disappeared

My fav newsletter – Brainpickings.org


 This is the brainpickings.org weekly digest by Maria Popova. If you missed last week's edition — Emily Dickinson's electric love letters to Susan Gilbert, Hermann Hesse on hope and the difficult art of taking responsibility, an illustrated celebration of the heroes who won women political power — you can catch up right here. (Also: Don't miss the annual … Continue reading My fav newsletter – Brainpickings.org

The God and the Musician Rhyming Couplet Ideas by jay


Photo by Madhu Shesharam on Unsplash See the looking for the God, I think he's angry at the petard. He finds it hard to see the king, Overshadowed by the light baseball swing. Who is that flapping near the beach? I think she'd like to eat the broadbeach. She is but a quiet musician, Admired as she sits … Continue reading The God and the Musician Rhyming Couplet Ideas by jay

Ode to Performer – Jay’s Sonnet


Ode to the Performer A Sonnet by jay My Performer, you inspire me to write. How I hate the way you bounce, snort and sneer, Invading my mind day and through the night, Always dreaming about the crazed emir. Let me compare you to a nonmember? You are more dainty, funny and funny. Odd fogs … Continue reading Ode to Performer – Jay’s Sonnet

Meet my Virtual Friend – Mr. Nelson Wong


Mr. Nelson Wong and I connected on Ecademy, around the year 2004.  We haven’t yet spoken to each other or virtually or physically shaken hands.  We still consider each other as respected friends whose views we like to read and understand.  Ecademy was a great platform where I learnt “ Connections first – Business Later” … Continue reading Meet my Virtual Friend – Mr. Nelson Wong

Meet my Mentor – Mr. Askander Mirza. ExtraOrdinary Speaker.


Meet my Mentor at and President of the Garden City Toastmasters International Mr. Askander Mirza. Corporate Trainer, NLP practitioner, Leadership coach, Distinguished Toastmaster, Public Speaker, Life Coach Mr. Mirza came to our Toast masters club to deliver an Educational Speech. Impressed, I went to meet him next week He readily agreed to Mentor me as … Continue reading Meet my Mentor – Mr. Askander Mirza. ExtraOrdinary Speaker.

Writing for that day, which is inevitable to all of us.


Living with a CAD is no joke. I live on Medical Management after Triple bypass procedure was considered unviable. I have strict Diet Regimen. I Walk twice or thrice day and my range is 10 to 15 Km per day. This has helped me get strength in past 4.5 years. It does not make me … Continue reading Writing for that day, which is inevitable to all of us.

RAK – the Random Acts of Kindness Movement . Choose one.


Send flowers to a friend or a family member! Surprise your parents with flowers Send a thank you card to someone who has made a difference in your life (a friend, family member, teacher etc.) Be eco-friendly – unplug electronics when you’re finished using them Lend a friend a book you think they’d like Help … Continue reading RAK – the Random Acts of Kindness Movement . Choose one.

Random Phrases for 13th Nov. 2018. Creativity and Lateral thoughts.


Things Average Out - Almost daily ! 🙂   My Cup of Tea Meaning: Someone or something that one finds to be agreeable or delightful.  My mentor once sadi, ask a stranger for a feedback or a solution to your top of mind problem and you are most likely to get it.  I used this … Continue reading Random Phrases for 13th Nov. 2018. Creativity and Lateral thoughts.

Turf – Free verse by Jay


Turf Free verse by jay Because I could not win the Turf, it did kindly win for me. Pause to win, like the Turf does. It does win, it does install, Should it also rid? Given that it is really lush, Above all others is my poor pasture. Permanent, perennial, poor pasture. Are you upset … Continue reading Turf – Free verse by Jay

Random Phrases. My week. Lateral thoughts


Under Your Nose Meaning: Missing something that should be really obvious. Yes. I obviously missed it. It was long time coming. Should have gauged and anticipated some responses. I tried to keep my nose clean, kept looking beyond my nose on my way forward and missed something right under my nose. It was a terrible mistake.  Mountain … Continue reading Random Phrases. My week. Lateral thoughts

Invest in People and Pigeonholed Mentees.


“If you have someone who’s teaching you something and they invest their time in you, and they think you have a chance of being good, they work you harder than the folks around you.” Nick Kokonas | American restaurateur & business person You're Pigeonholed! (You are un-coachable)- Jay Pigeonholed (verb): put into a restrictive category … Continue reading Invest in People and Pigeonholed Mentees.

The Trainer and the Hypnotist


Rhyming Couplet Ideas by jay See the hopping of the Trainer, I think he's angry at the complainer. He finds it hard to see the pig, Overshadowed by the weird golden fig. Who is that prowling near the snake? I think she'd like to eat the stomach ache. She is but a hungry comedian, Admired … Continue reading The Trainer and the Hypnotist

The Trainer and the Hypnotist


The Trainer and the Hypnotist Rhyming Couplet Ideas by jay See the hopping of the Trainer, I think he's angry at the traynor. He finds it hard to see the pig, Overshadowed by the weird wig. Who is that prowling near the snake? I think she'd like to eat the stake. She is but a … Continue reading The Trainer and the Hypnotist

jay’s Torment – The Villanelle Of The Facilitate


A Villanelle by jay jay couldn't stop thinking about the Facilitate It was just so gentle and outgoing Never had he known anything so appropriate That morning, jay encountered a Facilitate so great He found himself feeling rather glowing jay couldn't stop thinking about the Facilitate Later, he realised that the Facilitate was articulate He … Continue reading jay’s Torment – The Villanelle Of The Facilitate

Horns of Dilemma and Jay’s Tantra Way


Whenever faced with a situation leading to horns of dilemma; that could cause me to procrastinate, delay, be in double minds like sitting on the horns of Dilemma, I go back to two holy books.  1. A Bible 2. BhagvadGita.  I randomly select 2 verses and usually find my answers. I named it as Jay's … Continue reading Horns of Dilemma and Jay’s Tantra Way

Interesting Prophecies – Jay’s Tantra – Have some Fun :) !


As soon as the moon doesn't fall, a confession shall bring forth a country's new rise and the deaths of a million. ------------------- As soon as wolves howl together, the two faced one shall cause the fall of a false god and a rise in immorality. ------------------- As soon as what's shrouded is revealed, an … Continue reading Interesting Prophecies – Jay’s Tantra – Have some Fun 🙂 !

Creativity. Random Phrases. My Day.


Back To the Drawing Board Meaning: Starting over again on a new design from a previously failed attempt.  Restarting the Learning Process after a gap. I have found some interesting courses on Udemy about Startups, Funding, Angel investing and others of my interest.  Burst Your Bubble Meaning: To ruin someone's happy moment.  Hmmm... some WhatsApps, some SMS, some emails.  … Continue reading Creativity. Random Phrases. My Day.

Small, Pink Yoga


Small, Pink Yoga A Concrete Poem Presented as text                                it jinx yoga could morals hyperactive! positively bad ever so bad very excited rather small very pink enchantress positively excited ever so hyperactive very sharp gonna            gonna so pink    gonna    all pink very sharp    friendly! active, sad, affable decidedly amazing active, sad, mad ever so hyperactive active, sad, affable active, awesome, … Continue reading Small, Pink Yoga

Capitalism


Capitalism Free verse by jay Because I could not argue for Capitalism, it did kindly argue for me. Capitalism, Capitalism, everywhere, Yet not a penny to argue. It does argue, it does advocate, Should I also believe? A globalism, however hard it tries, Will always make Millionaires. Does globalism send you shivers? does it? I … Continue reading Capitalism

Fords By Zay-J An Original Song


Fords By Zay-J An Original Song I get on with life as a spy, I'm an adorable kinda person. I like watching plays and sewing dresses. I like to contemplate Fords. But when I start to daydream, My mind turns straight to BMWs. Tralala tralala... Sometimes I look at myself and I look into my … Continue reading Fords By Zay-J An Original Song

For My Petite Moonlight


A Love Poem by jay Roses are red, Violets are blue, An actress is petite, And so are you. Orchids are white, Ghost ones are rare, A build is wiry, And so is your hair. Magnolia grows, With buds like eggs, A complexion is tanned, And so are your legs. Sunflowers reach, Up to the … Continue reading For My Petite Moonlight

Capitalism


Free verse by jay Because I could not believe in Capitalism, it did kindly believe in me. Does the Capitalism make you shiver? does it? It does believe me, it does advocate, Should it also argue? As globalism, however hard it tries, Will always be for Millionaires. Does the globalism make you shiver? does it? … Continue reading Capitalism

RAK Movement – 10 Random Acts of Kindness from which you can choose.


It’s hard to stay connected – reach out to an elderly person you know Smile at 3 people today Forgive someone who has wronged you Write a complimentary note for someone Be eco-friendly – unplug electronics when you’re finished using them Share something interesting you’ve learnt today Know someone who is not coping very well? … Continue reading RAK Movement – 10 Random Acts of Kindness from which you can choose.

Random Acts of Kindness


Send flowers to a friend or a family member! Start the day right – make breakfast for everyone Old laptop or mobile lying around? Donate it Pay for someone else’s meal today Feeling inspired? Make a meal for your family or roommates Make your voice count - sign a petition for a good cause Feed … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness


Leave a kind message anywhere (in a library book, on a computer etc.) Share today’s food with your neighbour! Make someone’s day – tell a friend why you appreciate them Someone looking lost? Help them with directions Remember that friend you haven’t seen for ages? Give them a call Feed a stray animal if you … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness. Make it a RAK Movement and Keep at it


Help an elderly person cross the road or up the stairs Be someone’s shoulder to cry on Make a conscious effort to recycle Help someone carry their pushchair up/down the stairs Someone looking lost? Help them with directions Good servicing requires a lot of effort; tip them! Go green – don’t waste paper Pay for … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness. Make it a RAK Movement and Keep at it

My Favorite Startpreneurs’Newsletter


Morning Briefing (9 Min Reading Time) Top news & stories of the startup ecosystem from India & around the world Latest From The Indian Startup Ecosystem News Roundup: 11 Indian Startup News Stories That You Don’t Want To Miss This Week In another major development, 10 leading media companies of India came together to launch the Digital … Continue reading My Favorite Startpreneurs’Newsletter

Random Phrases, My Day and Creativity


Knuckle Down Meaning: Getting sincere about something; applying oneself seriously to a job.  Two impromptu Ice-breaker speeches - moving towards Goal 1. Did not win prize, got a participation certificate but the pleasure was in audience individuals - rank strangers coming back not just complimenting but quoting me 'VERBATIM' and saying, they loved it, they would like … Continue reading Random Phrases, My Day and Creativity

Keep At It. RAK is a Movement – Random Acts of Kindness Daily.


Taking public transport? Offer your seat to someone else Give up your seat on the tube/bus Bake for your neighbour Know someone going through something you’ve been through? Give them advice Apologise to someone you may have hurt Make a hot beverage for a friend/family Is that litter on the floor? Pick it up and … Continue reading Keep At It. RAK is a Movement – Random Acts of Kindness Daily.

All the Lifeless Shoes By jay :)


In the style of Beyonce Knowles All the lifeless shoes! (All the lifeless shoes!) All the lifeless shoes! (All the lifeless shoes!) All the lifeless shoes! (All the lifeless shoes!) All the lifeless shoes! Now put your knees up. Every night I Wander in my bed, Lost in a fairytale. Can you hold my shoulders … Continue reading All the Lifeless Shoes By jay 🙂

Title: Are you Really READY to succeed in SME business?  Ask yourself these 4 Questions.


    Word Count: 1109 Summary: How, we can make sure that we are among the winners rather than the losers in these high stakes game? The answer is within us. We must ask ourselves four key questions to determine whether our small business can survive and thrive. Keywords: business, starting a business, small business, … Continue reading Title: Are you Really READY to succeed in SME business?  Ask yourself these 4 Questions.

Random Acts of Kindness. RAK Movement. Keep At It.


Purchase ethical goods Know someone going through something you’ve been through? Give them advice Smile at a stranger Lend a friend a book you think they’d like Buy someone a coffee Neighbour’s lawn looking messy? Offer to mow it Let someone know how much you appreciate them Save your family some time and buy their … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness. RAK Movement. Keep At It.

My Free Verse Poem called LOVE. Have fun :) :) :)


Love Free verse by jay Because I did not love for Love, it did "kindly" love for me. Love, Love, everywhere, Yet not a Dolla$ to love.:)  Don't believe that the $ollar is distant? the deer is Close beyond belief. Never forget the close-knit and hand-to-hand dear. The desire that's really innate, Above all others … Continue reading My Free Verse Poem called LOVE. Have fun 🙂 🙂 🙂

Random Phrases, Creativity, My Day !


Like Father Like Son Meaning: Resembling one's parents in terms of appearance or behavior.  Yes. The receding hairline on my forehead and rear part of head do make me resemble like my father but he was dark brown, I am pale brown in skin - may be because my mom was fair skinned.  Back To the Drawing … Continue reading Random Phrases, Creativity, My Day !

RAK Movement – Random Acts of Kindness. Keep At It.


We all love surprises! Buy someone an unexpected gift Be someone’s shoulder to cry on Surroundings looking messy? Tidy up the area around you Let someone know how much you appreciate them Pay for someone’s bus ticket Visit a friend who’s sick Who will be making dinner for your family today? Tag, you’re it! Say … Continue reading RAK Movement – Random Acts of Kindness. Keep At It.