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This is long over due. But I felt the need to post it anyway.

After years of trying to get nominated for Oscars, India has finally won Oscars!! Congratulations to Slumdog Millionaire(SM)! I have not heard of Smile Pinki but from my sources, it was a documentary about a girl getting a cleft palate. It sounds quite inspiring, I must say.

SM has it’s own ups and down. I think it has done good for India. For some, it was a horrible movie because it only showed a part of the realistic side of India, the part which has been there for years, and not much has been done to help the people. SM has a chance to be shown to a wide variety of audience around the world. This way it will create more awareness to the issue. The issue that majority of the population lives in the slums. Although I must say, I did not like the term “Slumdog” and I think it was misused. I can see why Amitabh Bachchan ji (If you don’t know him, Google him!) would feel the same way. Back to the point, the biggest impact the movie has had on the audience was educating the world on issues that has not been in the spotlight.

I know many NGOs, many people are helping so much to make India a better place, but not everyone is aware of it. This is a passion of mine, I’m always looking for ways to contribute, help out, make the world better. Honestly, if people set aside their views and thoughts about SM, just look the impact it will (hopefully) have, I think it was an incredible movie. There were small things that needed change but that doesn’t really matter. The movie was a bit harsh but just think about how it can change the perception about others. One of my friend after watching movie, told me, that this is not the real India, we all know that, this is just the part of it. I completely agree with him. I just hope it has touched the hearts of the people so they too can help build a better India!

Jai Hind!

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I found this really interesting content in my email. It’s conversation with God, it very inspiring and quite frankly I got this email just in time when I needed some advice about my life in general. I know everyone has their own opinions about God and religion. But what you will read soon applies to anyone regardless of their religious background. Check it out and get inspired! :

Conversation with GOD…

Read it completely and you’ll get your answers as well..

GOD: Hello. Did you call me?
Me: Called you? No… Who is this?

GOD: This is GOD. I heard your prayers. So I thought I will chat.
Me: I do pray. Just makes me feel good. I am actually busy now. I am in the midst of something.

GOD: What are you busy at? Ants are busy too.
Me: Don’t know. But I can’t find free time. Life has become hectic. It’s rush hour all the time.

GOD: Sure. Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you results. Activity consumes time. Productivity frees it.
Me: I understand. But I still can’t figure out. By the way, I was not expecting YOU to buzz me on instant messaging chat.

GOD: Well I wanted to resolve your fight for time, by giving you some clarity. In this net era, I wanted to reach you through the medium you are comfortable with.

Me: Tell me, why has life become complicated now?
GOD: Stop analyzing life. Just live it. Analysis is what makes it complicated.

Me: Why are we then constantly unhappy?
GOD: Your today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday. You are worrying because you are analyzing. Worrying has become your habit. That’s why you are not happy.

Me: But how can we not worry when there is so much uncertainty?
GOD: Uncertainty is inevitable, but worrying is optional.

Me: But then, there is so much pain due to uncertainty.
GOD: Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.

Me: If suffering is optional, why do good people always suffer?
GOD: 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.

Me: You mean to say such experience is useful?
GOD: Yes. In every terms, Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.

Me: But still, why should we go through such tests? Why can’t we be free from problems?
GOD: Problems are Purposeful Roadblocks Offering Beneficial Lessons (to) Enhance Mental Strength. Inner strength comes from struggle and endurance, not when you are free from problems.

Me: Frankly in the midst of so many problems, we don’t know where we are heading..
GOD: If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Looking outside, you dream. Looking inside, you awaken. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides insight.

Me: Sometimes not succeeding fast seems to hurt more than moving in the right direction. What should I do?
GOD: Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you. Knowing the road ahead is more satisfying than knowing you rode ahead. You work with the compass. Let others work with the clock.

Me: In tough times, how do you stay motivated?
GOD: 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.

Me: What surprises you about people?
GOD: When they suffer they ask, “why me?” When they prosper, they never ask “Why me” Everyone wishes to have truth on their side, but few want to be on the side of the truth.

Me: Sometimes I ask, who am I, why am I here. I can’t get the answer.
GOD: Seek not to find who you are, but to determine who you want to be. Stop looking for a purpose as to why you are here. Create it. Life is not a process of discovery but a process of creation.

Me: How can I get the best out of life?
GOD: Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.

Me: One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.

GOD: There are no unanswered prayers. At times the answer is NO some times its WAIT – the time is not right. Think about it.

Me: Thank you for this wonderful chat.
GOD: Well. Keep the faith and drop the fear. Don’t believe your doubts and doubt your beliefs. Life is a mystery to solve not a problem to resolve. Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live.