Monday, 15 July 2013

As we rush through life!

In Washington, DC, at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes.  During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

About 3 minutes:
The violinist received his first dollar.  A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

At 6 minutes:
A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

At 45 minutes:
The musician played continuously.  Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while.  About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace.  The man collected a total of $32. 

After 1 hour:
He finished playing and silence took over.  No one noticed and no one applauded.  There was no recognition at all.
No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world.  He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.  Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music.

This is a true story.  Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities.

This experiment raised several questions:
1.In a common-place environment, at an inconvenient or inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?
2.If so, do we stop to appreciate it?
3.Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

Learning:  If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made... how many other things are we missing as we rush through life?

Sunday, 17 March 2013

DIGITAL WORDS: We the people and the People Business we are in

DIGITAL WORDS: We the people and the People Business we are in: Last Thursday I got an opportunity to be a part of an official social gathering. So the gathering was with my work place colleagues. My co...

Monday, 24 December 2012

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Sunday, 25 November 2012

A blank sheet of paper!

In busy office hours; amidst humming and buzzing noises; I got lost seeing an extra piece of white sheet in that sheaf of reports!   I was about to check; that was urgent.  My mind focused on memory; how long it was I wrote a letter or anything on paper! Could not recollect exactly. The last letter I must have written to my mother who departed in 2003. But obviously it was much earlier to her settling to ‘rest in peace’ forever. The white sheet tempted me to write anything that comes in my mind as I used to long ago; long after I wrote last!

Gone are the days of letters. Email and SMS replaced and outdated them almost totally; ever since computer permeated to our offices first and then our households. I am not sure how the word ‘love letter’ sounds to young generations! My heart still throbs faster when I remember writing or receiving my first one! I held the pen again though not sure enough what to write about!
Received a jolt finishing the very first sentence! The culprit is Microsoft. I realized that Microsoft’s word robed me of my minimum knowledge of spellings that I learnt more than half century ago! I was confused about the spellings of simple words. Neither had I had a dictionary handy for reference. The only recourse was computer again; I opened Microsoft’s words to check. But proceeding further became cumbersome; every time I had doubt on spelling; had to go for MS words again and again. Felt really it’s monotonous; so aborted my venture.

I felt; perhaps I have started realizing the philosophy of Karl Marx; capital replaces labors; further it robs even basic knowledge!

Monday, 20 February 2012

Florida Detoxification

Life takes us to various nuances during our journey through it. There are some who are off the bit or more adventurers. Specially they are more prone to be so during their youth or adolescent period. It is natural. During the formative periods of life many tastes what they come across; whatever may be the results. It's just this attitude ; drags many to the world of alcohol, drug or substance dependence. The initial kicks are so enthralling that they embrace it without giving much consideration to its evil consequences. When they realize they are in grip of octopus ; it is too late. Not only they suffer alone, those surround them do suffer as well. If you are one; who unfortunately have become alcoholic or drug addict. Find it hard to quit but think you must. There are ways. Few can quit on their own. Their sheer mental strength plays great role in that. But there are others who need help. There are many recovery centers in US promising quick recovery. They hardly keep their promises; patients take their treatment, feel they have recovered but only to understand later it was just a break. They return to alcohol or drugs again. Recovery is three tire process ; starting with detoxification , treating withdrawal symptoms followed by counseling and freeing from the grip of substance dependence. Blue Water Detox located in beautiful Delray Beach, Florida provides Medical Drug Detox and Medical Alcohol Detox treatment to in-patients and out-patients equally. They are staffed with experienced, sympathetic experts to handle the patients individually. In fact Florida Detoxification has earned a name for rehabilitating thousands of addicts successfully. There the experts are well aware of traumas felt by patients during detoxification process for withdrawal symptoms. In best possible comforting way they treat the patients to detox and recover fully . Just visit their their site to know more in case you need.

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