Thursday, 26 June 2014

The Best Gift

      Many people now reading this article,love someone or the other in their lives.Even you do,don't you?
      A 'no' won't work here,because you definitely respect and care for at least one person in your life.That person may be your parent,your sibling,your friend or may be your someone special.
      But let me ask you something.How much do you love yourself ?Before you share your love with someone else,have you ever checked if you got enough love in you,to love yourself ?Do you appreciate yourself,for any small or big good things you do? Do you gift yourself with beautiful and memorable moments? Do you feel grateful for your life at all?
       I don't think so,because I know you're so very busy with your career,your people,your job and what not? You're mostly preoccupied with these thoughts.You may be always thinking of your loved ones.You may be compromising in many things for them.
       I ain't saying adjusting for someone you value a lot is wrong,but there's this fine line between adjusting and losing yourself.You must realize in which of these two categories you fall into.
       Its a small life we are gifted with.Can't we live it for "ourselves" too?
       According to me,before you break your head into understanding some difficult subject or an impossible person,it would be good if you understood yourself first.It would be great if you loved and accepted yourself,because,more than any other person in this world,you deserve all your love in the first place.
      If you really want to achieve something huge,then listen to your heart,that is you must listen to yourself.You'll listen to yourself,when you trust yourself and you'll trust yourself,only when you love yourself.
     However,we know that anything in excess isn't healthy.This rule applies for self-love too.
     Self-love can be an extension of your ego or a priceless virtue.
     And finally,all that I want to tell you is reflected in this statement-"Love yourself,because all your world and all that you wish for lies only within you.And you know what?It's the best gift you can give yourself!!!"

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Let's fuss a little less from now on...

         According to me,if there would be competition to decide which is the topic most debated about,I bet the first prize would definitely go to one among these issues-
          1)When will our country change?
          2)When will our country have those glassy,smooth and unblemished roads which won't "sink" when it floods?
          3)When will our education system change?,etc and etc.
         These controversial matters annoy us most of the times and the arguments regarding these topics will "sweep us off our feet."
          But let me tell you something.I can assure you that India is definitely going to change.And this time,you don't have to stress yourself debating on this issue again,because I have a very convincing proof.
          Coming to the point,a few days back,me(Sruthi) and two of the Mozilla Representatives(Harsha Vardhan and Sujith),decided to go to a Government high school in Kukatpally.
The government high school
       After a little effort in searching the school,we finally ended up in front of a big building.As per Google Maps,that particular building was supposed to be the school!!!
      We were left aghast!We tried to make sure that,that building was indeed the school.And to our wonder,it was!                                                 We brought ourselves back to reality and then stepped in.It was an awesome school with great classrooms,labs and a big playground.Frankly,the whole time we were in the school,I was in awe of the school.
We got the permission to take sessions without any delay.We took our sessions to the 9th and 10th grade students.Those kids are the most enthusiastic students I ever came across.The best thing about them is that,they weren't ready to lose even a single oppurtunity to learn something new.They were very keen on learning about Computers,Internet,Browsers,etc.                                                                     

   The school is an affidavit that not all of our leaders(politicians) are inefficient.The school is a mark that India is indeed evolving into a great country. I've hope. I now believe India will change. And with  such passionate youngsters,it is definitely possible!So everyone,you don't have to so annoyed anymore,we all can fuss a little less from now on.........

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Efficacy of Endowment

    Don't worry,I just meant, the Power of Contribution.Unlike the complexity of the title,the concept behind the power of giving or the power of contribution is really simple.In the present days,the prosperity of an individual is measured in terms of how much he has.Or how much he gets.But,the underlying truth is,one's richness is supposed to be measured in terms of how much he gives.
    After  my first Mozilla session,I actually understood the quote 'The more you give,the more you get.' I did my contribution in the form of knowledge and I got in return immense love.
     A Mozilla representative(Harsha Vardhan) and I went to a government school in Kukatpally,Hyderabad.Our motive was to teach the kids about the safe use of internet and how internet can be exploited in ways beneficial to them.It was a small school on the corner of a street.The kids were so excited to see us.There were around 20 kids and were a medley of age groups.Some were 10 years old,some were 12 and one of them was 7.
Few kids in the session
      Their zeal to learn something new and their excitement to talk to us attracted us a lot.Once the kids were settled,we started our session.
      We eventually understood that most of them do not even know what a computer or a laptop looks like.We showed them a laptop.We explained them how it is used and they were completely appalled by it.They were so amused by every little thing about the laptop.Even switching on the laptop made them go Ooohhh....

      Their curiosity didn't go down even a bit during the whole 2 hour session.They were jumpy all the time.We then displayed the pictures of Mozilla logos,gave them color pens and asked them to draw the logos as we wanted to make sure that they were accustomed to Mozilla in their own little ways.
     They drew as if they were doing a prayer.They were so focused and they were trying their best to make sure their picture came perfect.
A kid coloring the Mozilla Logo
      Later,we sat with the kids,talked to them and encouraged them to study.Their faces glowed when we said that they can buy many laptops if they would be employed.They got even more delighted when we said that they can have Mozilla in their systems.
     When we were about to leave,we gave them some candies.They loved us so much.They asked us to come often and escorted us till the gate.Their love was immense.
  I had the best time with those kids.I knew Mozilla made things easy for us,but that day,I realized Mozilla can also make you feel great about yourself!!!