Thought of the week:
"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the creative light of altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness. This is the judgment. Life's persistent and most urgent question is 'What are you doing for others?"
-- Martin Luther King Jr--
Yesterday, I was out shopping, when I noticed this little street urchin prancing around the cars that pulled into the parking space of the shopping complex. The big, roly-poly ladies with their bulging purses (and bulging everything else!) eased themselves out of the cars and rolled past the little girl, some of them rebuking her for being a pest, and others probably not even realising she was there. Being in a mightily generous mood, I fished out whatever small change I had on me and gave it to the little kid. When she took the coins, her little face lit up, and I realised that she had probably never tasted biriyani in her life.
With that in mind, this Eid, if you're sick of red meat, if your freezers are screaming for relief, or if you plan to shed a few kilos, share with those less fortunate than you.
wishing all my readers Eid Mubarak!
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By The Girl Next Door
How to lose a guy in 7 days Bengali style
Assuming that this guy has fallen for you and you want him out of your life, here are some steps you can follow to freak him out! This segment is nothing like the movie because it's added with some typical deshi masala that will send him crying to his mummy.
Monday: Suddenly appear at his door step wearing a lungi and a fotua!
Tuesday: First oil your hair till it looks soaking wet. Then go around telling everyone that no matter what they say, your boyfriend would love to touch your hair and you can prove it to them right there and then!
Wednesday: Before going on that date at some formal restaurant, eat plenty of paan to redden your teeth and lips. When asked why you did so, tell him it's because paan is cheaper than lipstick.
Thursday: Every time he tries to get really close, start hawking and spitting and tell him you're doing so because you are clearing your throat so that he can hear your soothing voice.
Friday: When having dinner at his place, lift one of your legs on your chair, eat with your bare hands (licking each individual finger every five minutes) and please don't hesitate to take seconds, thirds, and fourths backed up with comments such as " Boy, I love free buffets!"
Saturday: When he's having lunch at your place (and we all know that he will try to fight back for what you did the day before by constantly burping!), pour him a glass of water but instead of using a jug, use a bodhna!
Sunday: And if all the deshi jhatkas fail then do what women do all over the world to get rid of a guy. Tell everyone that he's your husband and watch him make a hole through that brick wall as he runs for his life!
By Shayera Moula
Jealousy is an emotion, if channeled properly can lead someone to the corridor of success, and is equally grave enough to destroy one's life.
Jealousy burgeons when one feels deprived, and aspires to have somebody else's advantages, possessions or achievements. It can be both positive as well as a negative human emotion, depending on how a person deals with it.
Everyone in the society craves to be revered, and appreciated, because it gives them a sense of importance. Adulation, and honor, from people can only be won through achievements, appearance, and often through wealth. So the ones with the cardinal qualities easily qualify for the attention, and the ones who fall short of the criteria frequently ends up becoming jealous of the other.
If a person is jealous of someone else's achievements, the person can deal with it in two ways. He might abhor, and might try to destroy the other person, or he might try to ameliorate himself, to be able to match, or even surpass the other person's achievements. If he chooses the latter, then the person will benefit tremendously from jealousy. It will give rise to a competitive spirit in him. He will be able to assay himself open-mindedly, and pinpoint his shortcomings. Then he can work on his lacking, and set his priorities accordingly. He will be setting up goals for himself, and will be trying hard to achieve them. In the process the person will develop mentally. Ultimately, he might not turn out to be the better than the other, but the things he will have gained, will have its results shortly.
The very sentiment can sometimes be very damaging. Quite often many are jealous of others affluence, or even appearance. It affects one deeply. It makes one feel little giving rise to inferiority complex. The feeling of being inferior to someone usually leads to the mental disease of depression, which abrades one's soul gradually. It inspires great aversion, and animosity.
The jealous person becomes animus to the person whom he thinks is more privileged. It often leads the jealous person to plot calculative, malicious swindles to destroy, abash, or abase the other. In the attempt, very rarely does the jealous person succeeds, but sure does losses mental satisfaction, and is often stripped of the dignity, which he used to possess once, when the plot becomes public. So, the emotion has strong destructive aspects too.
Jealousy in delicate relationships such as love can be fatal. Albeit, the emotion in such cases usually derives from strong affection, ends up in weakening the bond, which binds the relationship, trust. It might even lead to a break-up.
Considering the various aspects of jealousy, it becomes evident that jealousy can be beneficial as well as derogatory. If used positively, then the emotion can be very rewarding, but, if used negatively it can be have a very malign affect.
By Sartaj Ahmed Khan Mojlish
Actually Nirvana started off with Cobain and Novoselic and with Chad Channing as the drummer. Dave Ghrol joined the band much later, whereas the writer of the article said that he was one of the founding members.
In the sleeve of
their first album titled "Bleach", Jason Everman was credited
as the second guitarist but he did not play in that album, he helped
Nirvana around on tour and later left the band and went on to join Soundgarden
and then Mindfunk. Organised Chaos is notified about this.
finishing GTA San Andreas? No problem, just email me about your predicament,
and maybe I can help. If it is about a mission, make sure to tell me
its name and what you have to do in it. The address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cracks and Cornies
Doctor: How are
you doing with those pills I have you to improve your memory?
By Ananya Ankita Das Gupta
Ode to the Qurbani Khashi
(To the rhythm of 50 cents' "In da club")
By Mr. and Mrs. Koshai
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