Monday, August 8, 2011

The Book, The Life, and The Person Hrithik

I have been, a couple of times, very strongly advised to read The Geeta by someone I have a lot of respect for. Almost 10 years back I indeed started for it, but could read only one page in a couple of hours that day, as the book appeared to me so deep in its content. Completing that 400 page book then appeared almost impossible for me, given I was so lazy with things.

Then one day I chanced upon a book named The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by some Deepak Chopra. And what a book it was!!! I was so much influenced and impacted by that book that for a long time it guided my philosophy towards life, and I kept on coming to it whenever time permitted or the situations warranted.

Still, I feel I haven't been able to incorporate even 20% of that book into my life. And today I read an interview of Hrithik Roshan. Only once in a year you read such interviews, and this person appeared to me a real personification of the way life should be led, as suggested in that book. And it's the life, its hard earned experiences, that have made this person what he is. Life, indeed, is a much bigger teacher than a book!

Hrithik's Interview:  Click Here

(The interview was so good, excerpts are also about 60-70% of the whole. Please click "Read More" at the end to read all the excerpts.)  

when someone says anything bad about you, the way I look at it is – there is no truth, there is only a point of view. It depends on where you are standing. If a person tells me, 'Hey, I don't think you're a great actor, you're an idiot, you over-act,' or whatever, that's his point of view. In such a situation, I feel it's my responsibility to demonstrate that you should never counter an attack with more attack.

That's the essential path to peace. I want to feel good about myself, and so, what I do is, I type back – 'Well, I try, and now I will try harder; thank you for your feedback.' And I feel good about myself. And he relaxes, nothing has hit his ego, and so he's not going to attack any more. I have brought about peace in this war – even if it is the micro level.

Friday, August 5, 2011

अस्पताल ज़रूरी या फ़ॉर्मूला वन रेस ट्रैक?

कुछ दिन पहले अख़बार के पहले पन्ने पर छपी तस्वीर ने भारत में अस्पताल और चिकित्सा व्यवस्था की असलियत हालत उजागर कर दी. ये तस्वीर उत्तर भारत के सबसे बड़े अस्पताल एम्स में इलाज करवाने आए लोगों की थी जो अस्पताल के बाहर शौचालयों में रहने को मजबूर थे.

दूसरी ओर एम्स से साठ किलोमीटर दूर ग्रेटर नोएडा में लाखों डॉलर क़ीमत का फ़ॉर्मूला वन रेस ट्रैक बनाया जा रहा है जिसमें अक्तूबर में अंतरराष्ट्रीय कार रेस होने वाली है. उसी नोएडा में सरकारी अस्पताल बनाने की जगह गोल्फ़ कोर्स बनाने में ज़्यादा खर्च किए गए हैं.


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