Saturday, July 31, 2010


Dear All,
To calculate your POINTS here is the table of POINTS:

Question 1. (a) 2 (b) 4 (c) 6
Question 2. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 7 (d) 2 (e) 1
Question 3. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 5 (d) 7 (e) 6
Question 4. (a) 4 (b) 6 (c) 2 (d) 1
Question 5. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 2
Question 6. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 2
Question 7. (a) 6 (b) 2 (c) 4
Question 8. (a) 6 (b) 7 (c) 5 (d) 4 (e) 3 (f) 2 (g) 1
Question 9. (a) 7 (b) 6 (c) 4 (d) 2 (e ) 1
Question 10. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 6 (f) 1
Now add up the total number of points.

UNDER 21 POINTS: People think you are shy, nervous, and indecisive, someone who needs looking after, who always wants someone else to make the decisions and who doesn't want to get involved with anyone or anything! They see you as a worrier who always sees problems that don't exist. Some people think you're boring. Only those who know you well, know that you aren't.

21 TO 30 POINTS: Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy. They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder. It would really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment, expecting you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then, usually decide against it. They think t his reaction is caused partly by your careful nature.

31 TO 40 POINTS: Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful & ; practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest.. Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who's extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expects the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you, realize it takes a lot to shake your trust in your friends, but equally that it takes you a long time to get over if that trust is ever broken.

41 TO 50 POINTS: Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting, someone who's constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding, someone who'll always cheer them up and help them out.

51 TO 60 POINTS: Others see you as an exciting, highly volatile, rather impulsive personality, a natural leader, who's quick to make decisions, though not always the right ones. They see you as bold and adventuresome, someone who will try anything once, someone who takes chances and enjoys an adventure. They enjoy being in your company because of the excitement you radiate.

OVER 60 POINTS: Others see you as someone they should 'handle with care'. You're seen as vain, self-centered, and who is extremely dominant. Others may admire you, wishing they could be more like you, but don't always trust you, hesitating to become too deeply involved with you.

Now you know exactly what kind of species you are...!

Stay tuned for more Fun and Learn...!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dr. Phil's test...!?!

Dear All,
I hope you are over those 75 self-examination questions…!
Today I have a simple test for you…
The following is pretty accurate and it only takes a few minutes.
Don't peek, but begin the test as you scroll down and answer.
Answers are for who you are now and not who you would be or were in the past.
Have pen or pencil and paper ready.
This is a real test given by the Human Relations Dept. at many of the major corporations today. It helps them get better insight concerning their employees and in their prospective employees.
It's only 10 Simple questions, so grab a pencil and paper, keeping track of your letter answers to each question.



1. When do you feel your best.
A) in the morning
B) during the afternoon and early evening
C) late at night

2. You usually walk...
A) fairly fast, with long steps
B) fairly fast, with little steps
C) less fast head up, looking the world in the face
D) less fast, head down
E) very slowly

3. When talking to people you....
A) stand with your arms folded
B) have your hands clasped
C) have one or both your hands on your hips
D) touch or push the person to whom you are talking
E) play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair

4. When relaxing, you sit with...
A) your knees bent with your legs neatly side by side
B) your legs crossed
C) your legs stretched out or straight
D) one leg curled under you

5. When something really amuses you, you react with...
A) big appreciated laugh
B) a laugh, but not a loud one
C) a quiet chuckle
D) a sheepish smile

6. When you go to a party or social gathering you....
A) make a loud entrance so everyone notices you
B) make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you know
C) make the quietest entrance, trying to stay unnoticed

7. You're working very hard, concentrating hard, and you're interrupted. ..
A) welcome the break
B) feel extremely irritated
C) vary between these two extremes

8. Which of the following colours do you like most......
A) Red or orange
B) black
C) yellow or light blue
D) green
E) dark blue or purple
F) white
G) brown or gray

9. When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments before going to sleep you are...
A) stretched out on your back
B) stretched out face down on your stomach
C) on your side, slightly curled
D) with your head on one arm
E) with your head under the covers

10. You often dream that you are...
A) falling
B) fighting or struggling
C) searching for something or somebody
D) flying or floating
E) you usually have dreamless sleep
F) your dreams are always pleasant

Keep your answers ready and we will analyze it tomorrow...
Stay tuned...!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Dear All,
This is the final set of 5 questions in this quest of self-examination...!
The sigh is clearly audible...!
Just pull up your socks and get all your answers together and tomorrow we will see a test...!
I don't think I need to comment on your answers, or do I...!?!
71. Do I smile more than I frown?

72. Do I surround myself with good people?

73. Do I take time out for myself?

74. Do I ask enough questions?

75. What other questions do I have?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sel-examination Contd...!?!

Dear All,
I hope you are keeping track of the questions so far...!
It is significant in respect of the tests we are going to take after this...!?!
If you want the accurate (not good or bad) readings about your persona, you should better keep all your (honest) answers handy and updated...
Here is today's last-but-one set of questions...

61. Do I hold grudges?

62. Do I read enough?

63. Do I listen to my heart?

64. Do I donate enough to the less fortunate?

65. Do I pray only when I want something?

66. Do I constantly dwell on the past?

67. Do I let other people’s negativity affect me?

68. Do I forgive myself?

69. When I help someone do I think “What’s in it for me”?

70. Am I aware that someone always has it worse than me?

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sel-examination Contd...!?!

Dear All,

We have almost reached the end of this quest...
There are just 2 more to go after this...!?! I hope you won't mind it...

51. What was the easiest time in my life?

52. Am I selfish?

53. What was the craziest thing I did?

54. What is the craziest thing I want to do?

55. Do I procrastinate?

56. What is my greatest regret?

57. What has had the greatest impact on my life?

58. Who has had the greatest impact on my life?

59. Do I stand up for myself?

60. Have I settled for mediocrity?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sel-examination Contd...!?!

Dear All,
We are almost halfway of this self-examination questionnaire...
Find out more about your persona with the help of these 10 more questions…
All the best!
41. What am I most proud of?

42. Do I care what others think about me?

43. What are my talents?

44. Do I utilize those talents?

45. What makes me happy?

46. What makes me sad?

47. What makes me angry?

48. Am I satisfied with my appearance?

49. Am I healthy?

50. What was the toughest time in my life?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sel-examination Contd...!?!

Dear All,
Today let us take our quest of self-examination to a new, more philosophical, level with this set of 10 questions...

31. Am I negative?

32. Is there an afterlife?

33. Does everything happen for a reason?

34. What can I do to change the world?

35. What is the most foolish thing I’ve ever done?

36. Am I cheap?

37. Am I greedy?

38. Who do I love?

39. Who do I want to meet?

40. Where do I want to go?

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sel-examination Contd...!?!

Dear All,
How are you doing...!?! I hope you are busy with those questions at the back of your mind or at least 'sleeping over them'...!!!

Anyways, let's go ahead with today's set of questions, perfect 10, you know...!?!

21. Do I take risks?

22. What is my purpose?

23. What is my biggest fear?

24. How can I conquer that fear?

25. Do I thank people enough?

26. Am I successful?

27. What am I ashamed of?

28. Do I annoy others?

29. What are my dreams?

30. Am I positive?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sel-examination Contd...!?!

Dear All,
I hope you are seeking answers to yesterday's questions...
Here is today's batch of 10 more questions.

11. Have I hurt others?
12. Do I complain?
13. What’s next for me?
14. Do I have fun?
15. Have I seized opportunities?
16. Do I care about others?
17. Do I spend enough time with my family?
18. Am I open-minded?
19. Have I seen enough of the world?
20. Do I judge others?

Keep the exercise and at the end of it we would review the answers…

Good Day and stay tuned…

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


The greatest philosopher of all times Socrates once said
"An unexamined life is not worth living..." So true...!
An old proverb says, “He that cannot ask cannot live”.
If you want answers you have to ask questions.
These are 75 questions you should ask yourself and try to answer. We will deal with them in batches making it a little simpler and consumable...!?!
Here's the first batch of 10 Questions for today...
1. Why not me?
2. Am I nice?
3. Am I doing what I really want to do?
4. What am I grateful for?
5. What’s missing in my life?
6. Am I honest?
7. Do I listen to others?
8. Do I work hard?
9. Do I help others?
10. What do I need to change about myself?
You can ask yourself these questions right now and over the course of your life.
Tomorrow we will have another set of 10 questions…
Till then bye and stay tuned…

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Today, take out time and watch this video...

You will be grateful that you did...!?!

No need to thank me... Thank the creator if you must...

It's Wonderful Life... Isn't it...?!?

Monday, July 19, 2010


And the final lesson I learnt is, that we must have faith in our own ideas even if everyone tells us that we are wrong. There was once a newspaper vendor who had a rude customer. Every morning, the Customer would walk by, refuse to return the greeting, grab the paper off the shelf and throw the money at the vendor. The vendor would pick up the money, smile politely and say, 'Thank you, Sir.' One day, the vendor's assistant asked him, "Why are you always so polite with him when he is so rude to you? Why don't you throw the newspaper at him when he comes back tomorrow?" The vendor smiled and replied, "He can't help being rude and I can't help being polite. Why should I let his rude behavior dictate my politeness?"

Sunday, July 18, 2010


The seventh lesson I have learnt is, that while you must be open to change, do not compromise on your values. Mahatma Gandhiji often said, "You must open the windows of your mind, but you must not be swept off your feet by the breeze." Values like honesty, integrity, consideration and humility have survived for generations. At the end of the day, it is values that define a person more than the achievements. Do not be tempted by short cuts. The short cut can make you lose your way and end up becoming the longest way to the destination.

Saturday, July 17, 2010


The sixth lesson I have learnt is, never give up in the face of adversity. It comes on you, suddenly without warning.. Always keep in mind, that it is only the test of fire, that makes fine steel. A friend of mine shared this incident with me. His eight-year old daughter was struggling away at a jigsaw puzzle. She kept at it for hours but could not succeed. Finally, it went beyond her bedtime. My friend told her, "Look, why don't you just give up? I don't think you will complete it tonight. Look at it another day." The daughter looked with a strange look in her eyes, "But, dad, why should I give up? All the pieces are there! I have just got to put them together!" If we persevere long enough, we can put any problem into its perspective.

Friday, July 16, 2010


The fifth lesson I learnt is, that we must always strive for excellence. One way of achieving excellence, is by looking at those better than ourselves. Keep learning what they do differently. But excellence cannot be imposed from the outside. We must also feel the need from within. It must involve not only our mind, but also our heart and soul. Excellence is not an act, but a habit. I remember the inspiring lines of a poem, which says that your reach must always exceed your grasp. That is heaven on earth. Ultimately, your only competition is yourself.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


The fourth lesson I have learnt, is the importance of humility. Sometimes, when you get so much in life, you really start wondering, whether you deserve all of it. We have so much to be grateful for. Our parents, our teachers and our seniors, have done so much for us, that we can never repay them. Many people focus on the shortcomings, because obviously, no one can be perfect. But it is important to first acknowledge, what we have received. Nothing in life is permanent, but when a relationship ends, rather than becoming bitter, we must learn to savor the memory, of the good things, while they lasted.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


The third lesson I have learnt is, in Cricket, no one bats a hundred every time. Life has many challenges. You win some and lose some. You must enjoy winning. But do not let it go to the head. The moment it does, you are already on your way to failure. And if you do encounter failure along the way, treat it as an equally natural phenomenon. Don't beat yourself for it or anyone else for that matter! Accept it, look at your own share in the problem, learn from it and move on. The important thing is, when you lose, do not 'lose the lesson'.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


The second lesson I have learnt is that a rupee earned is of far more value than five found. My friend was sharing with me, the story of his eight year-old niece. She would always complain about the breakfast. The cook tried everything possible, but the child remained unhappy. Finally, my friend took the child to a supermarket and brought one of those ready-to-cook cereal packets. The child had to cut the packet and pour water in the dish. The child found the food to be absolutely delicious? The difference was that she had cooked it! In my own life, I have found that nothing gives as much satisfaction as earning our own rewards. In fact, what is gifted or inherited follows the old rule of 'come easy, go easy'. I guess we only know the value of what we have, if we have struggled to earn it.

Monday, July 12, 2010


Dear All,

To this point we have discussed lot of concepts, philosophy and principles at this place. From today we will try to learn SEVEN important life lessons – each a day for the next week. These lessons were the part of a discourse by Mr. Azim Premji, who I believe doesn’t need any introduction, to an enthusiastic and aspirant audience of college youngsters. He didn’t miss to add how greatly he appreciated those lessons. I hope we will also find them useful in our respective endeavors…
The first thing I have learnt is that we must always begin with our strengths. There is an imaginary story of a rabbit. The rabbit was enrolled in a rabbit school. Like all rabbits, it could hop very well but could not swim. At the end of the year, the rabbit got high marks in hopping but failed in swimming. The parents were concerned. They said, 'Forget about hopping. You are, anyway good at it. Concentrate on swimming.' They sent the rabbit for tuitions in swimming. And guess what happened? The rabbit forgot how to hop! As for swimming, have you ever seen a rabbit swim? While it is important for us to know what we are not good at, we must also cherish what is good in us. That is because it is only our strengths that can give us the energy to correct our weaknesses.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


People with positive attitude are generally luckier in life, land better jobs and are happier. Furthermore studies show that individuals who think positively are healthier and live longer. The times are tough and everyone has problems, but it is never late to start thinking positively. Here are some easy tips to get going:

Step 1 Smile more and stop complaining! It might be hard at the beginning but it will get easier. Your smile will be a facilitator between you and many nice people who will be just like you - smart, enthusiastic and positive. Often people are complaining that there are not reasons to smile. Not necessary true. How about beauty of life, having a family or beautiful children!

Step 2
Don't oversleep. It might sounds out of order but it is not. People who oversleep are more likely to have depression. This not necessarily means that everyone who oversleeps has a problem. You just make sure that your sleep is between 7 and 9 hours. Oversleeping will make you miss a lot of life - like brisk morning jog or reading the morning paper on your back porch. And your newly positive nature doesn't want to miss anything from the joys of life!

Step 3
Change the way you talk. That is very critical to your success but doesn't require more than simple repetition. Instead of I'll fail, I don't know or that's impossible use words like I can do it, I can learn or why not - only the sky is the limit! The newly positive attitude will help you at work too - if you manager ask you - the person with "I can attitude" and a person who used to be like you - unsure and unwilling, who do you think is going to land a promotion faster?

Step 4
Stop digging into your past and blame yourself for old mistakes. Admit it - there is not much you can do about the past. You will only heart yourself and make yourself depressed. You might not be very desirable company either. Try to think positively and make yourself aware that you are in control of your present and your future - how amazing is that?

Step 5
Think of the lessons you learnt. Every time you go thru hard time or some sad situation, outline all the lessons you learnt and ask yourself would you learn that if you didn't overcome that obstacle. For example, getting broke and starting all over is not the end of the world - it leads to many positive things like learning to manage better your money or knowing who your real friends are!

Good Day and Be P-O-S-I-T-I-V-E...!!!