Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Exactly four days from today “January 5th” will be the death anniversary of Sir Ernest Shackleton. He died while steaming southward on the ship “THE QUEST“ to explore the Antarctic. One of the first things which attracted one's eyes on the ship where the below lines of Rudyard Kippling engraved on a brass plate. I find these lines very apt as we embark into yet another unknown new year. { I know most of us .....OR Should I say, All of us would be remorseful of losing one more year from our quota of life before our goals where meet }. “THE SPIRIT OF QUEST " Shackletion called these verses; and truly this is proper spirit with which we have to start out to achieve goals of 2011.

" The Spirit of Quest "

If you can dream and not make dreams your master;
If you can think and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster;
And treat those two impostors just the same,

If you can force your heart, and nerve, and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone;
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the will, which says to them, “Hold On?”

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds‘ worth of distance run,
Yours is the earth and everything that’s in it ,
And, what is more, you’ll be a man, my son.

Let me end with two prominent questions which stares at “US” year after year..." Did we add LIFE to YEARS in 2010? Or B. Did we add YEARS to LIFE in 2010? ". Irrespective of the answer each of us should be elated since we have another chance of adding LIFE TO YEARS in 2011.

I wish each of you a happy, enchanting and PURPOSEFUL 2011.

- Thanks
Rajhashekher B C - Raj
SAT, 01 January, 2011 12:01am

No communication is complete until few lines are said about INDIA. Hence in the words of Winston Churchill {FYI - He did NOT like India even after which one of the finest lines ever written on INDIA where his lines}: -

"INDIA" said he "is merely a geographical expression. It is no more a single country than the EQUATOR"

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