Thursday, March 11, 2010

Two Stories

Last Monday was the International Women's Day. Times of India quizzed successful women of stories that inspired them. While most wrote trite stuff, there were two stories I liked enough to share with the IIIT brethren.

Solomon king of Jewish kingdom in Jeruselum wanted to play a cruel joke on his minister. He asked him to find a ring which will give happiness to a sad person and sorrow to a happy person. The king knew there is no such ring. He gave the minister 6 months to find or face grave consequences. The minister tried a lot in vain. As the deadline approached, he was getting worried. When he was roaming in the Jeruselum Bazaar, he came across a merchant selling rings. He asked if the merchant had a ring the king was asking for. The merchant thought for a moment and then picked up a ring and engraved some thing on that. He said read the engraving and then wear the ring. It will help you to get the desired effect. The minister read the engraving and wore the ring. The frown vanished from his face and a smile appeared. He knew the that the ring is doing the trick. The bought the ring and presented it to the King. The King laughed and warned the minister not to play any tricks. The minister told him to read the engraving and then wear the ring. The king did that and the smile vanished and a frown appeared on his face. The engraving read This Too Shall Pass.

This was story which inspired Rajashree Birla, Scion to Aditya Birla. In most difficult moments of her life, the story had give her inspiration to overcome those moments

One more story:

A lot of animals has fallen into a dry well in a jungle. They tried climbing the wall of the well to getout without much success. One frog fell into the well. The frog tried to get out by climbing the wall. The other animal kept telling the frog about the futility of his action. The frog kept of climbing. The animal kept shouting at the frog to stop trying. The frog kept trying. To the amazement of the animals, the frog scaled the wall of the well. The animal asked the frog how he managed this impossible task. The frog did not answer. The animals kept asking but the frog did not answer. Then, the animals realized that the frog was Deaf.

This story was told by Vidya Balan.

Even though I am personally against any form of reservation, I was happy to see that the women's reservation was passed by the Rajya Sabha abeit not without some Drama.


jitesh upadhyay said...
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jitesh upadhyay said...

...second story is really with an inspiration, in real life, stories always repeats them and the most inportant things these turns to be with reality in our life, hope story is going to repeat itself after few months but we have to wait for a watch how many frogs are there rather then one only and how many other things, today a great day when i m getting an inspiration from this story ,

thank you sir.

on the other hand reservation is really a need in our country, it is my thinking however i am from a gen. category and i do not need it but what about those who belongs to backward areas and the upper part of society did not gave any chance to grow them in any way. the most of the examples are from the middle and east part of india existing as a maoist problem, who create this problem for us, everyone knows answer but do not wants to REPLY, women reservation will give a more better life for our indian women and one day will come when our country will rise once again, as i seen in my loving state UTTARAKHAND ,women are working in a day for up to 18 hours in remote area and they make us self confident AND FULL OF SELF RESPECT and no one begger in our KUMAONI AND GARHWALI communities and if there are any begger in my state those are not from hill areas ,they are from neighbour states. thanks for every women from utarakhand to gave us a good life.

jitesh upadhyay said...
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jitesh upadhyay said...

really first story is also going to repeat itself.... everyday things are changing, everyday which has to come is just moving as an history, but the most tremendous thing is here we are as usual in our own way. the king is there and a minister also there but in case of our story few spectators are moving around the conversation around king and the minister, hope jesus will be with us but time will give an answer wat type of kingdom existing in our real world ?.... confused with the first story however second one is contradictory in comparision to first one. i think i do not have to co-relate these two....totally hanged.

sneha barsha mishra said...

@jitesh upadhyay..
the first story said .."this also will pass"
this is happiness..
this is saddness..
when u are happy...n ur happiness will pass and u r sad!!
when u are sad....n ur sadness will pass and u r happy!!!
this aptly describes the life in general!!

nupura said...

Could one be personally against reservation and then be happy about the same thing ?

In a sense, we think that as our strength - speak negate us , soaking in the hype of the day.

jitesh upadhyay said...

@ nupura... i m wishing u a very blessed future as i can see the new face of the indian lady. whatever u wrote exactly it is 101% absolute and correct with a great boldness to say things correctly. i do not know about u actually who u are? but really it is appreciable what u wrote. u have great mind to watch and noticed thing on a written page , what u noticed it is 100 percent true, exactly onlya man who is in strong position can do it, and it is very unfortunate a country like india.

jitesh upadhyay said...

@sneha....dear little sister, i checked it today only, that u told me the meanings of the stories, thank you firstly as i do not know who are you? ...actually what u wrote i understand previously but what i wrote i will explain after some time when i will be on that position....thx