My Power Quote !

A good book on a rainy day is happiness for me - Ruskin Bond

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Book Exhibitions are always an important itinerary in my life. These are annual rituals in my hometown Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India every year.

Over the years, some great books have changed the trajectory of my life, more aptly I could say my life's perception. It is immaterial whether you purchase a book or not, but a visit to Book Exhibition will definitely give a gusto to the soul.

When I visit Book Fairs, I felt that I am in pilgrimage. I suck enough enthusiasm by seeing throngs of book-lovers. While I see the books in the stalls, I look them not as inanimate objects, but as living entities.

Monday, February 20, 2012


The other day my daughter brought home one pamphlet which raised my eyebrows.

We generally appreciate the artistic abilities in people. More attention is drawn when such people are differently abled which I find in the pamphlet : "Indian Mouth & Foot Painting Artists, Mumbai."

The inspiring part of the story is the pearl-like handwriting of one boy named NadeemShaikh (in the photo) who has written a letter by foot. This boy was born without arms in Mumbai. From a very young age, he had to carry out the activities of daily living with his feet. He honed his artistic skills and began to draw paintings with his foot. The story of

Sunday, February 19, 2012


He is the mountain of wisdom. Handed out the success sagas of great people to us. This 20th century Personality Development Guru is responsible for New Thought Movement of America. His unparalleled insights on life through his writings lift even the dud.

I came to know this great man while I was reading a book " Awaken the Giant Within' the much acclaimed work of Anthony Robbins sometime in 2004.

 Mr. Robbins needs no introduction as he is one of the America's top most personality development gurus and has a reputation of conducting courses on 'Fire Walk'. In fact I was driven to read the book of Anthony Robbins: Awaken the Giant Within, when I come across a sketchy remark on Robbins in my vernacular Telugu as "Vyakti Vikasa Mantrikudu'- Magician of Personality Development - by Dr B.V. Pattabhiram's (famous Telugu writer) in his book on NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) In fact, I was awestruck when I read about the fiery quote of Marden in Robbins book: Awaken the Giant Within. The quote goes wild fire  like this:
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