Thursday, November 26, 2009

Homage to the Valiant Heroes and the Victims of 26-11 - At Karwar

We, as small Group of Lawyers friends at Karwar paid Homage to the valiant Heroes and the innocent victims of the 26-11 Mumbai Terror Attacks, at the residence/office Mr. Pradeep M Naik Advocate.
Mumbai's prominent landmarks like the Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital, Oberoi Trident, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Nariman House fell prey to the Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Toiba operatives. Several brave officers of the Mumbai Police force like Joint Commissioner of Police, Anti-Terrorist Squad, Hemant Karkare, Police Inspector, Anti Extortion Cell, Vijay Salaskar and Additional Commissioner of Police Ashok Kamte fell prey to the bullets. National Security Guards and Marine Commandos were summoned to bring the situation under control. The NGS also lost its two personnel, Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan and Commando Gajendra Singh. The day is a tribute to all those martyrs who gave up their lives to ensure others could live to tell their tales and a salute to the bravery of those who survived. CNN-IBN
Attending the Homage ceremony at Karwar Lawyer Pradeep M Naik's house, were Anil Mayekar, Anirudh Haldipurkar, Jagadish Harwadekar, Ramnath Bhat, Yogesh Naik, Nagaraj Deshbhandari, Varada Naik, Vinayak Naik, A. D. Naik, Ramnath Parulekar, Jyoti Mirashi, Gajanan P Tarikar, Ashwini Gowda, etc. Advocate Kiran Naik sang patriot songs and 2 minutes of silence was observed.
The first anniversary of the horrific 26/11 Mumbai terror carnage was also the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the Indian constitution but sadly, this did not get the attention it deserved, a Rajya Sabha MP lamented Thursday. ‘This morning, when we assembled, we paid tribute to the victims of the 26/11 attack. But we have forgotten that our constitution was adopted on 26th November 1949. Today is the 60th anniversary of that momentous event,’ Bharatiya Janata Party member S.S. Ahluwalia said during zero hour. ‘Sadly, there is no mention of this in the media. Parliament too has forgotten about it. There was not even a bouquet placed in the Central Hall where the constitution was adopted,’ Ahluwalia added.
Source: 26/11 anniversary is also 60th anniversary of constitution’s adoption 60th anniversary, ahluwalia, indian constitution, rajya sabha
A year later, the entire nation has come together to observe the first anniversary of the 26/11 attacks and pay homage to the 166 people who lost their lives. Indian Express Nation observes first anniversary of 26/11
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Music Stars And Their Embarrassing High School Yearbook Photos : Blog :

Music Stars And Their Embarrassing High School Yearbook Photos : Blog :

Shall we dive back into the working week with a tasty slice of schadenfreude? Think of it as a wheat grass shot for the soul via the music industry's most embarrassing yearbook photos.
From Gene Simmons and Prince to Madonna and Avril Lavigne (who surprise surprise wasn't a punk) Impact Lab have compiled a skin-crawling collection of yearbook photos which belie the superstar persona those manipulative Record Companies would have you believe.
Case in point? Lil John was once the long lost cousin of Steve Urkel. Eminem looks like a beady eyed yokel who's one defective gene away from retardation. And while currently channeling "sexually ambiguous metrosexual" American Idol host Ryan Seacrest rocked the decidedly less sexy "future pedophile" look in middle school. Thank God our yearbook photos will never see the light of day.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009



During one of our seminars, a woman asked a common question. 
She said, " How do I know if I married the right person ?"
I noticed that there was a large man sitting next to her so I said, " It Depends. Is that your husband?"
In all seriousness, she answered " How do you know?"
Let me answer this question because the chances are good that it's Weighing on your mind.
Here's the answer.

EVERY relationship has a cycle. In the beginning, you fell in love with Your spouse. You anticipated their call, wanted their touch, and liked Their idiosyncrasies.

Falling in love with your spouse wasn't hard. In fact, it was a Completely natural and spontaneous experience. You didn't have to DO anything. That's why it's called "falling" in love... Because it's happening TO YOU.

People in love sometimes say, " I was swept of my feet." Think about the Imagery of that _expression. It implies that you were just standing There; doing nothing, and then something came along and happened TO YOU.

Falling in love is easy. It's a passive and spontaneous experience.

But after a few years of marriage, the euphoria of love fades. It's the Natural cycle of EVERY relationship. Slowly but surely, phone calls Become a bother ( if they come at all), touch is not always welcome ( when it happens), and your spouse's idiosyncrasies, instead of being cute,  drive you nuts.

The symptoms of this stage vary with every relationship, but if you Think about your marriage, you will notice a dramatic difference between the initial stage when you were in love and a much duller or even angry subsequent stage.

At this point, you and/or your spouse might start asking, " Did I marry The right person?" And as you and your spouse reflect on the euphoria of The love you once had, you may begin to desire that experience with someone else.

This is when marriages breakdown. People blame their spouse for  their Unhappiness and look outside their marriage for fulfillment.

Extramarital fulfillment comes in all shapes and sizes. Infidelity is The most obvious. But sometimes people turn to work, church, a hobby, a friendship, excessive TV, or abusive substances.

But the answer to this dilemma does NOT lie outside your marriage. It lies within it.

I'm not saying that you couldn't fall in love with someone else. You Could.

And TEMPORARILY you'd feel better. But you'd be in the same situation a few years later. Because ( listen carefully to this):


SUSTAINING love is not a passive or spontaneous experience. It'll NEVER just happen to you. You can't "find " LASTING love. You have to "make"  it day in and day out. That's why we have the _expression " the labor of  love."

Because it takes time, effort, and energy. And most importantly, it Takes WISDOM. You have to know WHAT TO DO to make your marriage work.

Make no mistake about it. Love is NOT a mystery. There are specific Things you can do ( with or without your spouse ) to succeed with your marriage.

Just as there are physical laws of the universe ( such as gravity),

There are also laws for relationships. Just as the right diet and exercise Program makes you physically stronger, certain habits in your Relationship WILL make your marriage stronger. It's a direct cause and effect. If  you know and apply the laws, the results are predictable... You can " make" love.

Love in marriage is indeed a " decision"... Not just a feeling.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind

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These questions have no right or wrong answers.
Because sometimes asking the right questions is the answer.
1.           How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
2.          Which is worse, failing or never trying?
3.          If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
4.          When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
5.          What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
6.          If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
7.          Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
8.          If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
9.          To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
10.      Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
11.       You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire.  They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend.  The criticism is distasteful and unjustified.  What do you do?
12.       If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
13.       Would you break the law to save a loved one?
14.      Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
15.       What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
16.       How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
17.       What one thing have you not done that you really want to do?  What’s holding you back?
18.       Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
19.       If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
20.      Do you push the elevator button more than once?  Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
21.       Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
22.      Why are you, you?
23.      Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
24.      Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
25.      What are you most grateful for?
26.      Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
27.      Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
28.      Has your greatest fear ever come true?
29.      Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset?  Does it really matter now?
30.      What is your happiest childhood memory?  What makes it so special?
31.       At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
32.      If not now, then when?
33.      If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?
34.      Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?
35.      Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
36.      Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
37.      If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
38.      Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
39.      Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
40.     When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
41.      If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
42.      Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
43.      What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
44.     When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?
45.      If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
46.      What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
47.      When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
48.      What do you love?  Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?
49.      In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday?  What about the day before that?  Or the day before that?
50.      Decisions are being made right now.  The question is:  Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?