Back to School

I started hating the word ‘study’ ever since I had graduated and another word ‘exams’ which was the main cause for the hate.  I like the words ‘learn’ and ‘experience’ and even ‘read’ instead.  I feel these words mean more than just the words I hate.  Though I was an above average student throughout my school and college days, I found the books which contain the subjects were just the piece of papers put together and bound.  

The last time I went to school was when I had to cast my vote in the Election 2014.  Otherwise I had no intention of going to school again.  Contrary to my hate, I liked the school days more than my college days.  I had just few friends in school days and lesser in college days.   I played lot when I was in school and had fun in the class rooms.

I had to go to school again a few days before to admit my son in a pre-school nearby home.  Nowadays the purpose of sending our children to schools is not just for studies but for schools to instruct us to teach our children at home.  I don’t have any idea if we can teach our children then why do we send them to school and pay lump sums.  

So It seems like I have to ‘study’ again as I need to help my son in his studies.  I'm going to learn the English alphabets A to Z again.  One way, I feel excited that I'm going back to school days once again.  May be I’ll study those things that I left out learning in those days.  I'm back to school.

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The History of Microwave Oven

Today, it is a gift to those who spends their lifetime just by cooking in the kitchen. Yes!  It is Microwave Oven, a kitchen appliance, founded by Percy Spencer.

Percy Spencer, once again, like any other inventor, was born in America in the year 1894.  It is obvious that great achievers are from the bottom of life.  Yes, Percy was born in a poor family.  He lost his father in his young age.  To take of his family, he was forced to work.  He joined as an electrician in a paper company when he was just twelve.

In 1912, the year when the great ship ‘Titanic’ submerged, the message was conveyed through wireless telegram.  When heard about the usage of wireless telegram, Percy was interested to learn the technology.

Later, during the First World War, Percy Spencer was entrusted to look after the production of the machines for sending messages wirelessly.  In the year 1920, he joined another company, producing Radars.   

In 1941, he was entrusted to look after the production of the sub product of Radars, Magnetron.  This sub product helps to create radio signals by which Radars work.  By his hard work, Percy was able to produce more than 2000 machines whereas the average capacity was only 17 in those days.  He spent most of his time in the factory so he had no time even to have lunch.  So he stored chocolates in his pockets and ate them whenever he was hungry.

One day in the year 1945, as usually he was testing a Magnetron.  The chocolate in his pockets melted in a few seconds.  He was thinking about this incident and kept a corn that burst all around there.  Finally, he found that the radio signals coming from the Magnetron was the cause for this. 

That’s how he invented the Microwave Oven that helps to cook things faster.  Percy Spencer was died in the year 1970.


Events in Their Life: Winston Churchill

One day Winston Churchill went into a very bad hotel in the city.  He saw his school mate working there.  After enquiring about his wellness, Winston asked his friend ridiculously, ‘Is this where you’re working?’

His friend strongly replied, ‘Yes, but I won’t eat here’.


Events in Their Life: Tolstoy

Apart from writing, Tolstoy got involved into many other things.  He did small works and also worked in the field etc.  One day Tolstoy was standing in a railway station.  He looked like a coolie.  A woman in the train called him and told, ‘Sir, my husband has gone to hotel to buy foods and he hasn’t come yet, the train is about to leave.  Please let him come here soon. I’ll pay for that’.  She told him about her husband’s appearance.

Tolstoy went and brought her husband.  The lady gave him a penny for his work.  After some time the lady realized that he was the famous author Tolstoy.  She got down the train and went to him.

‘Sir, sorry I’ve mistaken you. I wasn’t aware that you’re the author Tolstoy.  Please forgive me’

‘Madam, I won’t feel inferior because you’d mistaken me as a coolie.  But please don’t ask the money you gave me as it is my salary for my work’, Tolstoy told.


Tomorrow Never Lies

From the childhood, we have been told not to lie.  Our ancestors have told so.  The same ancestors have also told us to lie when it is necessary and when it doesn’t affect others.  We have somewhat followed those advices.

It is ok if we don’t lie at all.  However, what if we have to tell lies in critical situations that if not told would give tremendous results.  So, as per the advice of our ancestors we can tell lies as long as it has no impact in others’ life.

Some people have this habit of not telling the truth.  Whatever they tell, are just lies.  They just exaggerate the real situations into imaginary ones.  The other people, who are found rarely, tell only the truth.  They are hardly among us.

Sometimes lies are exciting, when told and irritating, when heard.  We never like lies when heard.  We are the first to tell them when we need to escape situations. 

We would get slaps in our childhood from our parents when we told lies.  Later we grew and became parents and now even though we still lie, we advise our children not to tell one.  Is this because we don’t want them to hide anything from us or they should not get into this habit?

Lies can be either about a non-existence or just an exaggerated one.  It is about non-existence, we have nothing to do.  We either can believe or not.  It is an exaggerated one then we have the right to just accept it or dig into the details to find the truth.

The truth has always existed.  May be, just hidden.  It always exists.  There is just a small line between lie and truth.  If we stop before the line, lie switches its role to be true.  If we cross the line, we come to know truth is smiling at us.  Lie may win today but TOMORROW NEVER LIES.  

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Finding a Turning Point at Every Corner

It is quite a long time since I’ve penned my thoughts.  Yes, I’m married and more than that I’ve become a father of a two years old child that left me a little space and time.  I need to give him the possible best of the world.   So, I’ve got to work a little more to get that extra money to save.  I’ve got to squeeze my mind to the possible extent to pop out the ideas to earn money in many ways. 

Whenever money pours into my pocket, it finds its own loop holes to get out of it.  Eventually those little efforts go in vain.  In every new attempt, some may be a different one, I find a failure.  Those times, I remember Mr. Thomas Alva Edison, who failed 1000 times to invent the light bulb.

There are times when I'm being cornered and I find 'A Turning Point at Every Corner'.  I've become more matured.  I'm used to the failures and disappointments now.  I've started looking at the light penetrating the holes in the dark room.  Walking towards that light will lead the way out of the room.   The light is nothing but the hope.


The Science of Winning

Everybody wants to win but no one knows what does the word 'WIN' mean.  So it means some or the other thing to each and every one.  For me, winning is just living the life as you want.   All of us set goals to achieve and consider achieving the same is what we call 'WINNING'.  I think the ultimate goal for all of us is just to be happy, right?

One cannot win unless he or she knows what he or she wants.  So being aware of who you are and what you want is the first step towards 'WINNING'.   Once you come to know what you want, you will win.   I'm sharing an interesting psychology of winning here.  Let me know are you there?

 The Psychology of Winning [Infographic]

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The Happiness: Surveyed

I've come across a survey about Happiness.  I just want to share with you.  According to the survey, a part called 'Hippocampus' in our brain is responsible for our happiness and memories.  They have found eating Turkey helps to improve your brain as it contains 'Serotonin' a neurotransmitter which helps to regulate learning, sleep, etc.

Just spending 20 minutes outside in a good weather helps your positive thinking.  And remember married people are 10% happier than those unmarried people.  Surprised?

The people in Nigeria and Mexico are more satisfied and optimistic than others.  If you want to be happy live in Iceland or Denmark where most number of happiest people live.  There are other choices like Sweden, Netherlands and Australia are also available.  And don't worry, you can continue to stay in America as it is the 16th happiest country in the world, not bad.

Take care of your health as healthier people are 20% happier than average.  And one more thing, if you have a baby then, yes, you happiness is reduced by 0.24%.  Exercise helps your happiness level.  Just 20 minutes walk is enough.  Find other interesting outcomes in the below inforgraphic. 

The Science of Happiness

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