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Requiem for a Common Man ..

He died today. Just an hour after I spoke to him. I met him at the bakery shop besides Gopika Regency Hotel & Bar. I had stopped to speak to the owner of the bakery. He came to me like usual with a smile on his face, his breath smelling of alcohol & eyes saying with shyness, "give me some money".

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Promises made can never be broken ..

Remember those days when the heart took over,
Those wild days where the youth in us controlled..
Such crazy things that we have done..
Some make them into tv shows,Others laugh at the stupidity...

Being through it all, there is a promise,
Such insanity came not out of weakness !
But promises that were forged from deep within..
Our hands get tied down with one's surroundings,
That we find it easier to give up our needs for others..

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Freelancing -- The New Path to Outsourcing ?

Being a part of a software company that started out of the entrepreneurial abilities of Amar, Sangeetha and Kishore, Poornam , I do think freelancing is good if it generates more jobs or if there is a long term perspective in the whole thing.

A freelancer or freelance worker is a self-employed person working in a profession or trade in which full-time employment is also common. The term was first coined by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) in his well-known historical romance Ivanhoe to describe a "medieval mercenary warrior." (as given in Wikipedia )

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Fifthelementcec, five years back

In these times of marriages, I get to meet and hear and talk to many of you guys and I remember those days..

As I was rumbling through my old suitcase, the one I had with me for four years at Chengannur, I found my white shirt with a lot of signs and also I found my long lost College Address Book, It starts with a poem I penned down then...

"As you Turn these pages of History,

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Rape -- The Curse of an Educated Society and whims of Cowardly Men ..

"My aunt, who is a psychiatrist in Manchester, UK, and specialises in dealing with sexually abused and rape victims, tells me that physically, a rape victim heals rapidly, but the mental and emotional damage does not. The sense of shame, hurt, betrayal, depression, nightmares and even sexual dysfunction can continue for years. If sex was just another act, why such deep trauma?"

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Words make Men of Steel or Fish Mongers

Lekshmy Narayanan Thantri, the firs time I looked at him, I thought what a simpleton he is. Very humble, balding, thin; his head always bowed down with a smile on his lips. I thought he reminded me of those weak grandparents that television advertisements show always smiling and feebly enjoying the antics of their grand children.

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Scorpio, The Days By Gone, Swift are The Days Today ....

My first car was a  Black Scorpio. I had it for almost three years. It was my dream vehicle. Ever since it was first displayed, the Mahindra Scorpio was the first SUV, that made me fall head over heels in love. I could never imagine a small car in place of it.

The majestic vehicle was crowned The Car of the Year 2003 when I bought it. It was my sister's wedding and my parents were abroad, so we never had a car in India.  When this situation came, the option was two fold, one take a car on rental and complete the formalities or second buy a car. Of course with me working in India, Option two was what I was looking forward to. My dad wanted to buy a small car. For me the logic did not sink in. For a family of six and give or take grandma being with us or not coming with us, we needed for any family function to seat a minimum of 6 people. With grandma its seven, so then why a small car?

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Marriages are made in Heaven ... John Sally

"For two people in a marriage to live together day after day is unquestionably the one miracle the Vatican has overlooked." Bill Cosby

John and Sally were married now 30 years. They have seven kids and they are better off than most people. But its human nature to want more and always rue the things lost.

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Laughter, Tears & Sorrow..

Sun belongs to our sky, Oceans belong to our earth,
The air is always encompassed in the sky,
With neither hope to break free....

Why were these things tied down?
If this world believes in this,

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Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's

The Bible states this..

"Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. "Teacher," they said, "we know you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren't swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are. Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"

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