If you are preparing for competitive exams you should try these some really interesting and important General Knowledge Questions. This is just a first post in this series. Coming soon with other subjects as well.
There are times when its hard to make decisions. You find it hard to know where you are heading to and what you are doing and why you are doing things. Here are a few questions that will change the way you think about life and your doings. Do give these questions a thought and try to answer them.
1. If you didn’t know how old you were, what would you guess your age to be?
2. In the end of your life, will you have said more, or done more?
3. If the average human lifespan was only 40 years, how would you live differently?
4. If happiness was money, what would make you rich?
5. Would you rather do the right thing, or do things right?
6. What is better: a worried genius, or a joyful idiot?
7. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or not be able to make new ones?
8. Can you know the truth without challenging it?
9. Have you ever actually encountered your greatest fear? If not – why is it your greatest fear?
10. Are you simply alive, or truly living?
11. What did you do today that you’ll actually remember?
12. Are you doing what you believe in? Or simply getting by?
13. How much have you actually controlled the path of your life?
14. If you could offer someone one piece of advice, what would it be?
15. Would you give up 10 years of your life to be attractive or famous?
16. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work doing what you love?
17. Do you ever feel like you’re re-living the same day over and over?
18. If we learn from mistakes, why are we so afraid to make them?
19. How comes what makes you happy doesn’t make everyone happy?
20. Why are you, you?
21. What would you do differently if there was no one to judge you?
22. in the decisions you are making right now: are they for you? or for someone else?
23. Which is worse: failing or never trying?
24. Does something that upset me 5 years ago even matter anymore? Why?
25. If not now, when?
Lessons for life :A rare conversation between Ramkrishna Paramahansa & Swami Vivekanand
Swami Vivekanand:- I can’t find free time. Life has become hectic.
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you free.
Swami Vivekanand:- Why has life become complicated now?
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Stop analyzing life.. It makes it complicated. Just live it.
Swami Vivekanand:- Why are we then constantly unhappy?
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Worrying has become your
habit. That’s why you are not happy.
Swami Vivekanand:- Why do good people always suffer?
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don’t suffer.
With that experience their life becomes better, not bitter.
Swami Vivekanand:- You mean to say such experience is useful?
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Yes. In every term, Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.
Swami Vivekanand:- Because of so many problems, we don’t know where we are heading…
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides the way.
Swami Vivekanand:- Does failure hurt more than moving in the right direction?
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you.
Swami Vivekanand:- In tough times, how do you stay motivated?
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.
Swami Vivekanand:- What surprises you about people?
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- When they suffer they ask, “why me?” When they prosper, they never ask “Why me?”
Swami Vivekanand:- How can I get the best out of life?
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.
Swami Vivekanand:- One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- There are no unanswered prayers. Keep the faith and drop the fear. Life is a mystery to solve, not a problem to resolve. Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live.
A bird and its few chicks were worried as the paddy field in which they were staying was ready to be reaped but the chicks were yet not ready to be able to fly and move ahead in their life and they were afraid of their life if the crops are reaped they will be left open to be prey and wont live even an hour after that as any animal will consume them. The bird was a bit positive as it has never seen the owner and had thought that there is a rare chance that he will come and reap the crops.
The chicks were terrified when they saw a person with his child coming to the field, the bird conveyed that he probably is the owner and has come to reap. They tried to hear the conversation. The boy asked his father about reaping the crops and father said that he will ask his brother to reap it tomorrow and they left. Chicks were horrified hearing that but the bird told them nothing is going to happen just be clam and watch. No one came the child and the father came the next day and the child asked the same question again and father this time said that he will ask his maternal uncle to come and reap the crops. The bird again asked the chicks to remain calm as nothing is going to happen and it did. Again they came and the child asked the same question and then the father said I will ask my cousin to come and reap it. Chick were ready to fly but were not strong enough and the bird asked to stay for another day as it knew nothing will happen next day too. The child and father came and child again asked his father to reap. This time father said lets come tomorrow and reap the crops. The bird knew that tomorrow the crops will be reaper so they all decided that they will leave early morning and move ahead in their life as they are strong enough to fly and face the world. Father and son came the next day and reaped the field they say saw some hatched eggs in the field ☺
Watchout theatrical trailer of O TERI starring Pulkit Samrat| Bilal Amrohi| Sarah Jane Dias| Anupam Kher and others.
The movie is produced by Atul & Alvira Agnihotri
“It’s hilarious isn’t it” – she giggled with her most innocent face, the way she laughs on herself, makes her cutest Barbie on earth.
After all, who chuckles that way, when you get butter glued on your hair, but that’s her, different but mad totally mad.
If I would have closer to her, I might have pushed her to the washroom for a hair wash, but what all I can do on this video chat.
She got the most innocent face, I have ever seen but as it said everything is mortal in this world, So was her innocence for me, at least for me……
That very yuck moment has now become an aromatic memory of mine.
Today I can see that innocence taken over by hatred for me, at least for me.
Whaaaaaaaat you both still see each other?
Crazy nuts, it’s impossible now, but there are few people whose emotion you can understand without seeing each other, without even talking.
Silence is the most powerful communication, which I witnessed with her.
Whaaaaaaaaat you both still talk with each other?
Ohh gosh! Why you always forget, we are in age of social media, where gestures of human are replaced by their way of responding to a message or chat. Last seen option might have broken thousand of hearts every day, where a yearning lover looks at IM (Instant Messenger) window every now and then of his lover.
But I love this technology, you know why because every morning when she becomes non-vegetarian, I mean a red dot symbol beside her name of FB, I come to know she woke up, Around 1 pm in noon that symbol disappear and I get to know her office CAB, might have arrived and she hop into that with her phone call with him, after all she loves to talk in CAB (vaise bhi room mein network kahan aata hai J). She would keep reminding the driver to keep the volume low.
Late in the midnight, After 12:40, It was in my mind that she will be in her cab, her dad call might have came to know, to ensure that she reaches home safe. While imagining that I keep waiting for her to become Non Vegetarian…………………………………………………………………
Recently prototype Babuji (Alok Nath) of Indian Film & TV Industry steels the show on social media, getting luck of gags, after RajniKanth, Sir Ravindra Jadeja and Prince of Congress- Rahul Gandhi
Some of the witty social media gags are listed down here:
@imDRV520 12h: Salman Khan is still Virgin because of Sanskar given by Alok Nath in Maine Pyaar Kiya.
@ap8130012101: When Alok Nath was born doctor said, “Badhaai ho, babuji huay hain.
@shubHASHISH13h: Alok Nath smokes agarbattis.
@bhavinjadav: Alok Nath’s wildest fantasies involve a harmonium and Reema Lagoo.
@bizzarebhide: For Alok Nath, Ram chahe Leela chahe Leela chahe Ram is a bhajan.
?@KapilSharmaPJs: Alok Nath call his wife ‘Samdhaan’.
@brij_cfg : If Alok Nath goes in Biggboss.. Every morning will start with a Hanuman Chalisa and Mata Rani Aarti.
@Witticisms_ 5m: Poonam Pandey shud thank her stars that Alok Nath didnt give her Sanskars, else her life would’ve been hopeless & she would’ve been jobless.
@mainbhiengineer 21m: Rohit Sharma and Dale steyn should watch some Alok nath movies and learn Sanskar
?@iAnkurMishra 23m: Alok Nath was the first person to call Parle as ParleG!”
@EatPrayLoveM 55m: Alok Nath only saw this season of Big Boss. Kyunki Big Boss saath 7 hai
?@twilightfairy 12h: Why are people talking about alok nath? PS. autocorrect turned him into aloo bath
@TheNaique 12h: Alok Nath went for Sunburn and did surya namaskar.
@JAmmuRaa 2m: Rahul Dravid was Alok Nath of Indian Cricket team.
@iAnkurMishra: Alok Nath once blessed wheat farms and now we have Aashirwaad atta
@madhu27: Wat will Alok Nath ride if he stars in Dhoom 3 ? Bullock cart.
@Ohfakenews: Once Alok Nath gave aashirwad to a boy. Today we know that boy as ARVIND KEJRIWAL.
Alok Nath snorts Agarbatti ash at rave parties.
@Youteecrush: Alok Nath believes the F in FTV stands for Family
“Gandhiji used to call mahatma to Alok Nath.”
“Alok Nath carried Hanuman Chalisa to school instead of Notebooks.”
“Alok Nath is father to so may betas and betis that when his family decides to go on vacation they book a train!”
“Alok Nath wants twitter to add ‘Aashirwad’ button.”
“Buddha and Ashoka wanted to live a lavish and lustful life, but then they met Alok Nath.”
“When Alok Nath is around Even Salman Khan behaves like a good son.”
“Even Emran Hashmi can’t kiss Alok Nath daughters because of their sanskar.”
“When you type Alok nath on Google search, “I’m feeling Lucky” changes to “I’m feeling Sanskari”.
“In school days, Alok Nath bunked a lecture to attend his daughter’s wedding.”
“The only two wars Alok Nath has seen in his life are Haridwar and Pariwar.”
“‘Mujhe betiyon ki babuji banna hai’ – Alok Nath when teacher asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up.”
“Alok Nath is such a personality that at times his wife calls him bhaisaab.”
Logo ne thukra diya haal-e-garibi dekh kar ae dost…
hum to aaj bhi badshah hai dosti k bazar mein….
मैंने इस बहाने बोई नहीं दिल में उम्मीदें,
की कौन जंगल में उगे पेड़ो को पानी देगा ……
Baqa-e-Husn-e-Ulfat Per Yaqeen Kitna Tha Dono Ko,,
Yahaan Har Cheez Fanaa Hai..Na Tum Samjhe Na Hum Samjhe !!
Pyaas Kehti Hai Kay Ab Ret Nichorhi Jaaye..
Apnay Hissay Mein Samandar Nahi Aanay Wala
उस शख़्स को बिछड़ने का सलीका भी नहीं….जाते हुए भी खुद को मेरे पास छोड़ गया
Saara Shehar Meri Deewangi Se Waqif Raha Magar…
Ik Shakhs Ki Aankhon Say Be-Aitbaari Na Gayi…!!
usne mere jakham ka kuch yun kiya ilaaz…
Ki marham lagaya wo bhi khanjar ki nok pay…!!!
Aawargi chod di humne to log bhulne lage hai…
warna shorat kadam chumti thi jab hum “BaDnaaM” hua krte the…!!!
Kaash main palaat jaoon bachpan ki waadi me…
na koi zaroorat thi, na koi zaroori tha…!!!
अब तो दुशमनों से मोहब्बत होने लगी है मुझे, जैँसे जैँसे दोस्त अजमाता जा रहा हूँ
Ye uska tarz-e-takhatub bhi khoob hai mohsin
ruka ruka sa tabassum…. khafa khafa si aankhen….!!
fikr-e-mustakbil ne faaslay barha diaye warna…
sab yaaar aik sath thay abhi kal ki baat hai…..
Apni yaadon se kaho aik din ki chutti dain mujhe
Ishq k hissay main b Raviwaar hona chahiye. ……….
LIKHNA THA K KHUSH HAIN TERAY BAGHAIR BHI,
AANSO MAGAR QALAM SE PEHLY HI GIR GAY.
Badi hasin si thi zindagi humari, jab kisi se na naffrat thi na mohabbt,
zindagi me ek esa mod aaya mohabbt ek se hui or naffrt dunniya se
Ajeeb tarah se guzri he zindagi apni,
Dilon pe raaz kiya fir b Mohabbat ko tarasta raha…
hum kabhi khush bhi to nahi hote kuch boondo se,
aur aaye agar sailaab to ghabra jatey hai ..
Ek Woh Waqt Tha Jab Hum Sochte The Ki Humara Bhi Waqt Ayega …
Aur Ek Ye Waqt Hai Ki Hum Sochte Hain Ki Woh Bhi Kya Waqt Tha …!!
Sharafato ki koi keemat hi nahi shahar mein,
kisi ka kuch na bigado to kaun darta hein.
टुकड़े पड़े थे राह में किसी हसीना की तस्वीर के..
….लगता है कोई दीवाना आज समझदार हो गया..
“रिश्ते जताने लोग मेरे घर भी आयेंगे
फल आये हैं तो पेड़ पे पत्थर भी आयेंगे,
जब चल पड़े हो सफ़र को तो फिर हौसला रखो
सहरा कहीं, कहीं पे समंदर भी आयेंगे,
कितना गुरुर था उसे अपनी उड़ान पर
उसको ख़बर न थी कि मेरे पर भी आयेंगे,
मशहूर हो गया हूँ तो ज़ाहिर है दोस्तो
इलज़ाम सौ तरह के मेरे सर भी आयेंगे,
थोड़ा सा अपनी चाल बदल कर चलो
सीधे चले तो पींठ में खंज़र भी आयेंगे….
गलतीयोँ से जुदा, तु भी नहीँ, मैँ भी नहीँ।
दोनो इंसान है, भगवान तु भी नहीँ, मैँ भी नहीँ॥
तु मुझे और मैँ तुझे, इल्ज़ाम देते हैँ मगर!
अपने अन्दर झाँकता, तु भी नहीँ, मैँ भी नहीँ॥
गलतफहमीयोँ ने कर दी, दोनो मेँ पैदा दुरियाँ।
वरना फितरत का बुरा, तु भी नहीँ, मैँ भी नहीँ॥
अपने अपने रास्तोँ पर, दोनो का सफर जारी रहा।
एक लम्हे को रूका, तु भी नहीँ, मैँ भी नहीँ॥
Shayad Ke Yeh Zamana Unhe Poojne Lage,
Kuch Log Iss Khayal Se Pathar Ke Ho Gaiye…
Naadaangi ki hadd hai zara unhe dekho to…….
Wo mujhe khokr mere jaisa Dhuundte hai………….
Haiwaniyat ki hathon ki talwar hum na the,
insaaniyat ki katl ka hathyar hum na the
Duniya ki Adalat ne suna di hume saza,
ye baat aur hai ki Gunehgar hum na the
is baat ka afsos rahega tamam umra
unki hanseen julfon me giraftar hum na the
Sohrat ki bulandi ko pa lete hum bhi lekin
har tarah ke samjhote ko tayyar hum na the
apno ki sajiso ko bawaqt samajh pate
afsos ki itne samajhdar hum na the
So Baar Kaha Main Ne, Inkaar Hai Mohabbat Se.,
Har Baar wo kehta hai…, Tu Dil Se Nahi Kehta..!
khaak mutthi mey qabar ki liye bus yahi sochti hoon,
insaan jo martey hai…… toh uska gurur kaha jata hai……. ???
kya gazab ki taqseem hai teri mere maulaa…..
mai tanhaa.. aur halaat samundar….!!
Once there was a king who received a gift of two magnificent falcons from Arabia. They were peregrine falcons, the most beautiful birds he had ever seen. He gave the precious birds to his head falconer to be trained.
Months passed and one day the head falconer informed the king that though one of the falcons was flying majestically, soaring high in the sky, the other bird had not moved from its branch since the day it had arrived. The king summoned healers and sorcerers from all the land to tend to the falcon, but no one could make the bird fly. He presented the task to the member of his court, but the next day, the king saw through the palace window that the bird had still not moved from its perch. Having tried everything else, the king thought to himself, “May be I need someone more familiar with the countryside to understand the nature of this problem.” So he ordered to his court, “Go and get a farmer.” In the morning, the king was thrilled to see the falcon soaring high above the palace gardens. He said to his court, “Bring me the doer of this miracle.” The court quickly located the farmer, who came and stood before the king. The king asked him, “How did you make the falcon fly?” With head bowed, the farmer said to the king, ” It was very easy, your highness. I simply cut the branch where the bird was sitting.”
We are all made to fly – to realize our incredible potential as human beings. But instead of doing that, we sit on our branches, clinging to the things that are familiar to us. So let us learn to destroy the comfy branch of fear we cling to and free ourselves to the glory of flight.
Though the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) denied reports that chief selector, Sandeep Patil has told Sachin to consider his future after playing his 200th Test during the two-match series against the West Indies in November.
We do not know actual truth about the news, but this entire grape vine do bought in notice, dilution of Biggest Brand of cricket history and “God of Cricket” – Sir Sachin Tendulkar.
Though Sachin is highly endorsed celebrity for brand manager, right from shoes to watches. If we believe on various Internet sources, we can figure out total income of Sachin the year 2012-13 is $22 Billion out of which $18 Billion, he acquired through endorsement only. On Forbes rich list, Sachin ranked 51th Highest Paid athlete in World.
Being top of his game from last 24 years, Sachin became household name for cricket. He cashes out his success of game very efficiently, recent figures says Sachin endorsed approx. 17 major brands, to name a few- Adidas, Coca Cola, Aviva, ITC, Toshiba etc. Through this endorsement Tendulkar reportedly make 1.5 crores INR per day.
But this is the current scenario, where all effort of his game in last 3 decades paying off well to him. But recently we heard in news that various brands, who all are targeting youths in their campaigns, will not endorse Sachin Tendulkar anymore. Already a major list of brands stopped continuing further endorsement with Sachin, to name a few- Airtel, TVS, MRF, Britannia, Visa, Phillips etc. While those brands Sachin with which he is earning well, have signed him long back. It is apparently visible in advertising fraternity that no brands have signed him after his landmark of “century of centuries”.
Is this end of charisma of ‘Little Master’? To quote various marketing pundits of Indian Advertising Industries, the veteran falls in two groups. One of them, who all believe that No one enjoys same position for forever, In case of Sachin also it happens the same. While others believe that, yes there will be dilution in brand Sachin, but that will be restricted to youth targeting campaigns. According to Brand Managers of various agencies, Sachin still have lots of charisma and stardom. May be there will be shift from youth focusing brands to more sincere and responsibility oriented brands. Now people will want to see him endorsing, family products, reflecting his own personality or something which would metaphor of trust such as banking products.
No matter what is to be there in future, but as die hard Sachin’s fan, I seriously want to him to hail as God cricket in all span of his life. Though no one can even touch what Sachin has created but the way he carried out himself in his entire career, we are assured that magic of him, will keep on diffusing.