If anyone asks me about my favorite lines from any English poetry, I would always mention the first 2 lines of the poem titled "Leisure" by William Henry Davies. The poem has been my favorite since my school days. I studied this poem during my Secondary/Higher Secondary School education and since then I have loved these lines.
The poem goes like this : What is this life if full of care,We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughsAnd stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass,Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. No time to see, in broad daylight,Streams full of stars, like skies at night. No time to turn at Beauty's glance,And watch her feet, how they can dance. No time to wait till her mouth canEnrich that smile her eyes began. A poor life this, if full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.
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Cindy King has provided a great list of the top blogging tools that are loved by pro bloggers. If you have a blog and want to generate great content with ease, then the tools mentioned by Cindy are worth trying. I personally liked Content Idea Generator.
President Barack Obama's Tweet, "Four More Years" has created record with more than 685,000 retweets and more than 234,000 favorites on Twitter, the popular micro-blogging site. Barack Obama is also one of the most popular Twitter user with more than 22 million followers.
One of the most popular operating system in cell phones these days is Android, which is basically a Linux-based operating system developed by Google in conjunction with the Open Handset Alliance.
Android 1.0, the first commercial version of Android was released way back in 2008 and since then it has seen a number of updates. However, after April 2009, Android versions have been codenamed alphabetically with the names of dessert items (or sweet food items). The first codenamed version of Android was Cupcake, followed by Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honey Comb, Icecream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.
If Android was developed in India, then the names of these Android versions would be like :
Yet another post from Rajesh Jain's blog. Here's what he writes - I have experienced this so many times. A book that I am reading helps me think through a conundrum I have been contemplating and creates the space for coming up with interesting ideas and solutions. The book doesn't even have to be directly linked to the topic – what it does is forces deep thought, and then the associations in the mind create something that wasn't there before. That is one of the reasons I love to read. Just the act of sitting for an extended period of undisturbed time with a book is guaranteed to push the mind in many different directions – some intended by the author, some unintended by the reader! I don't necessarily read every book immediately after I buy it. I let it stay around, and then some day, I will pick it up – and the book opens up its treasure chest of ideas. It is a wonderful feeling.
I have always liked reading Rajesh Jain's blog. He has written about Writing One's Obituary. And I think I should try it out too. Here's what he writes -
I was talking to a friend recently, and the topic turned to what to do with the rest of one's life. It was then that I suggested that he should write his obituary and then work backwards from there.Let me explain. We normally think incrementally forward from where we are – the next few months or the next year, and so on. Another approach that I had once read was to think of what one would like to be remembered by. Imagine if The Economist wrote a 1-page obituary after your death – what would it read like. Or, what you would like it to read like. And then live life to accomplish the things you have written.I did this a few years ago, and it helped me think of life differently, and got me started on the track to helping bring about change in India.Try it out. There is little to lose. On the one hand, i…
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One of my favorite poems. What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full of stars, like skies at night. No time to turn at Beauty's glance, And watch her feet, how they can dance. No time to wait till her mouth can Enrich that smile her eyes began. A poor life this if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. - William Henry Davies
Just saw the first episode of the show Satyamev Jayate that is aired on Star Plus as well as Doordarshan on Sundays at 11am. The first episode that was aired today was on the topic of Female Foeticide. I have always hated female foeticide. I hate those people who dislike daughters. The first interview was of a lady staying in Vastrapur, Ahmedabad. She had 6 abortions in 8 years. I considered that female foeticide was not that rampant in Gujarat, but when Aamir and his team researched and showed the map of the states that more such cases of female foeticide, I was shocked to see that in Gujarat it has been increasing, contrary to my belief. The research shows that every year 3 crore girls are killed even before taking birth. Before watching the episode, even I thought that killing of girls before birth was done only amongst the illiterates or in the villages. But after watching the episode and seeing the case of a lady doctor (Mitu Khurana), I came to know that all this is present even am…
Paulo Coelho writes about his own experience on how he became a writer. Excellent article for inspiration for those who want to be a writer. He says that you need to follow your dreams even if you are hurt or refused. Take risks and follow your dreams, because, as he says, "When you die, there is a small child within you, who will ask, why didn't you follow me? And you have to explain. Therefore, it is better to take the risk, to be hurt, to go through some nightmare to fulfill your dreams." Read the full article : http://paulocoelhoblog.com/2012/05/05/dreams-and-nightmares/
It's April 30th. It's summer here in India. But my nose is still running. I don't know why I am suffering from common cold in the hot season. Nose gets blocked every now and then. Eyes get watery. It irritates me. Ears get numb. And I feel sleepy most of the time during the day. Huh. :-(
All the Blogger blogs from India will now have a new address. Henceforth, all the blogs having a blogspot.com domain will be redirected to blogspot.in.
www.technologicalnotes.blogspot.com will now be redirected to www.technologicalnotes.blogspot.in
Google made this change without notifying the bloggers. What's more, this change may affect search engine ranking of their pages. However, this change is being applied only to those blogs that have a free blogspot.com domain. Blogs that have a custom domain will not be affected.
Why Blogger has implemented this change in URL ?
Google has written about this URL change on its support page saying -
Over the coming weeks you might notice that the URL of a blog you're reading has been redirected to a country-code top level domain, or "ccTLD." For example, if you're in Australia and viewing [blogname].blogspot.com, you might be redirected [blogname].blogspot.com.au. A ccTLD, when it appears, corresponds with the country …