10 Uplifting Stories To Get You Through The Week (11/4/18) – Listverse

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Red Hat and the 34 Billion Trick – WOW !

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November 1, 2018

8 lies we tell ourselves (and the questions to bust them) | Ladders

There are things that come out of my mouth all the time that I know are just lazy ways of brushing off what’s actually going on for me. But luckily, loving people who know me best will call me on that BS every time. And we’re all doing it. Like acting OK when we’re not. We’re accepting the situation because fighting it feels hard. We’re holding back our feels because of the floodgate it might cause. We’re telling ourselves little quips that other people seem to believe but that doesn’t actually do anything for expanding and navigating whatever is actually going on for us.

The next time you hear these, pause for a minute. Ask a follow-up question. Help someone get to their own truth. And the next time you spout off one of them, pause. Ask your own follow up questions. And figure out what’s actually going on for you.

It’s fine. But it’s actually not.

Follow up with … Is it really fine?

I’m doing great. But actually feeling like shit.

Follow up with … What’s really going on?

It all happens for a reason. But this one can’t possibly be reasoned.

Follow up with … Would it be OK if there’s just no reason here?

It is what it is. But does it really have to be this?

Follow up with … Is there a way you could take action for a different outcome?

I don’t know what to do. Yet. You will.

Follow up with …What would you tell someone else to do?

I could care less. When you couldn’t care more.

Follow up with …Why don’t you care? What would happen if you did?

I’m so lost. Trust me, you’re not.

Follow up with … What’s giving you energy right now? Can you do something small about it?

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Startup stories from YouStory Newsletter

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Stories you shouldn’t miss

As an intern with the International Bar Association in 2005, Naiyya Saggi saw judges receiving training for the trial of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Today, she runs a platform for new parents Babychakra that is the go-to place for new parents. There’s more – she has studied at the National Law School of Bangalore, and went to Harvard Business School on a JN Tata and Fulbright scholarship. Here’s a look at the other side of the multi-faceted Naiyya.

So far we have covered five building blocks of the business model. Today, we will talk of the sixth – perhaps the one that is absolutely the foundation of your business – monetisation. What does monetisation mean? Very simply put, it is the way in which you can make your business make money. I always say this, there are ten building blocks of your business model, but if you crack what is my product, who is my customer, what is my value proposition to my customer and how will I make money, you’ve cracked the code of building a sustainable and profitable business. The rest of the building blocks are just a matter of housekeeping.

Do you know that the human attention span is dipping? Our ability for analysis, critical thinking, imagination, and reflection have plummeted too. Why should we overcome our addiction to our electronic screens? Here are a set of solutions on how to move from multi-tasking to single-tasking to improve our lives.

Bruce Lee Mani, Co-founder Taaqademy, is also a founding member and frontman of what is arguably one of India’s most respected rock bands – Thermal and a Quarter (TAAQ). As the lyricist and songwriter for TAAQ, his work has led to the band being lauded as the most prolific band in Indian Rock. Taaqademy is Bangalore’s premier space to learn, create, record and play music. The academy is a hub for changing the music scene in Bangalore by creating talent that will change the music perception amongst the people of Bangalore. The collaboration between Shankar Mahadevan Academy (SMA) and Taaqademy brings experts together to increase the passion for music. Here are his answers to our Proust questionnaire.

Thirtha Uttappa, founder Samaara Jewellery spent ten years working with MNCs before she decided to follow the passion of her heart. She enrolled for a jewellery design course in JD Institute of Fashion Technology and once she graduated, she began creating customised jewellery for clients in gold, diamonds, precious and semi-precious stones. She also holds workshops on jewellery, where clients can learn about the quality of diamonds, gold caratage, the difference in making charge and wastage, the purity of gold and much more. As festive months approach, Thirtha speaks to YSWeekender on how to upgrade your jewellery wardrobe for the season, her new collection, her entrepreneurship journey and more.

Deciding on the perfect Diwali menu is challenging. That’s because this is the time to burn resolutions, not carbs or fat, and to indulge in rich, delicious tasty food that would cause the knotted and combined dreadlocks of your personal trainer to stand up in quills like the fretful porcupine. Choosing the ideal menu is difficult if you are hosting family and friends and the dieter to gourmand ratio is seriously disproportionate. Mega fights have broken out over menu choices and Aunty Meena and Uncle Manjunath had to be taken to separate nursing homes. Wondering what to cook during the festive season. Our columnist offers some suggestions from his Diwali notes acquired from a lifetime of dedicated enjoyment of great cuisine.

Startpreneur News – My fav newsletter

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Moneyball: Rahul Khanna of Trifecta Capital Recognises The Hunger Of First-Generation Entrepreneurs
Rahul Khanna, the co-founder and managing partner of Trifecta Capital, believes firms such as his have a responsibility towards building this asset category. Trifecta’s list of portfolio combines includes Bigbasket, Box8, CarDekho, Furlenco, PharmEasy, Urban Ladder, and Zoomcar. Here are excerpts of this week’s Moneyball with Rahul Khanna of Trifecta Capital.
Inc42 recently caught up with Avnish Sabharwal, the managing director of Accenture Ventures, recently. As we said, we’re putting our heads together with ecosystem stakeholders to dive deeper into the nuances of trends ahead of The Ecosystem Summit. Click here to become a part of the Summit!
Talking about Lightbox, we hosted Siddharth Talwar, co-founder and partner at the venture capital firm, in Inc42’s 21st episode of Ask Me Anything (AMA). Talwar believes that secondary markets in India are becoming more and more robust and secondary transactions are increasing within the investor communities, both in India and outside, and he is very optimistic about the exit potential of businesses.
Ecosystem Summit
People get startup ideas in all kinds of situations and places — while dreaming, playing a game of squash, cycling through the city, or even while watching Netflix. While many jot down their idea on a notebook in their to-do list, some of these people actually get up and show up on the battleground to take baby steps closer to their dream. In this week’s Startup 101 series, Prasanna Krishnamoorthy, founder of Upekkha, a B2B SaaS accelerator, shares with us his own version of MVP — MBP or Minimum Billable Product.
After more than a decade of starting up for the first time with travel website Ibibo, Ashish Kashyap is back in the Indian startup ecosystem with a new full-stack wealth management startup — INDwealth. Its parent company, Finzoom Investments, recently secured $30 Mn in seed capital from Hong Kong-based Steadview Capital.

New Farmer Schemes by Government of INdia

Government initiating multiple reforms for doubling farmers income: PK Mishra

Government initiating multiple reforms for doubling farmers income: PK Mishra … Agriculture Market (eNAM), upgradation of rural haats, new scheme … The senior PMO official said that Indian Society of Agricultural Economics (ISAE) …
Steps taken by govt to develop agriculture

Madurai: The government is implementing many schemes for the benefit of the farming community and steps are being taken to develop agriculture ..

RAK Movement – Random Acts of Kindness

  1. Read a good book recently? Pass it on to someone else
  2. Be someone’s shoulder to cry on
  3. Empty your wallet for charity
  4. Buy more ethically sourced foods
  5. Gift someone something they complimented you for
  6. Say good morning/afternoon/evening to a stranger
  7. Hug your parents
  8. Who will be making dinner for your family today? Tag, you’re it!
  9. Buy someone a coffee
  10. See someone struggling with lots of bags? Offer to help them

Jay’s Tantra :)

The day the mountain weeps with molten fury, a suspicious accident shall cause the return of monsters and an age of growth.

It shall be on the day that the brother becomes the father, the prophet shall bring an end to the gods and an age of temptation.

It shall be then, when rivers run dry, the exiled one shall mark a country’s doom.

The day the prey kills its predator, the innocent shall bring forth the deaths of a million and a country’s doom.

Wisdom quotes – revisited

We’re harvesting the fruits of the seeds planted by those before us. Make sure you plant the right seeds for those who come after you.

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. (Warren Buffett)

It doesn’t take a master to hold a sword.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. (Publilius Syrus)

Check this out from The Times of India

Stop bid to revive Punjab terror now or it’ll be too late: General Rawat


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The Perfect Master

Realization Is The Same For All —-

The differences among Prophets and Perfect Masters lie not in the power, but in the authority to use it. That which is given by a Perfect Master to his chargeman is not power, but the authority to use it. A Perfect Master, strictly speaking, gives nothing to anybody. He merely shows the treasure that is within him …

“No Perfect Master has authority to use his power after dropping his corporeal frame. Mind you! he has the power, but not the authority to use it. Wherever you see the tomb of a Sadguru, rest assured that there his power is. But if a devotee is benefited by worshipping there, never for a moment believe that the Sadguru was the cause of his benefit. The devotee may merely be said to have utilized the power and thereby brought a blessing upon himself. 

A Sadguru can do good to others only so long as he lives in this gross world; after leaving his body he cannot make anybody cross a single plane, and cannot wipe out anybody’s sanskaras; though to those of his followers who call upon his infinite existence, his infinite state renders help according to the devotion behind the call.”


The Life, Journeys and Work of Meher Baba with an Interpretation of his Silence and Spiritual Teaching, p37

By C. B. Purdom

Avatar Meher Baba Trust eBook June 2011

Copyright © 1964 C. B. Purdom Copyright

Surrender to Master

Surrender is a gift of man to Master.

Surrender seeks nothing.

Real surrender is that in which the poise is undisturbed by any worse circumstances, and individual, amidst every kind of hardship, is resigned with perfect calm to the will of God.



[Copyright © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust Ahmednagar (M.S.) India]

Twist Poetry by Jay – In my Senior Moments :)

Misfits in a luxury hotel
Incriminating photograph in the nearby village
Haunting in a circus
Special delivery in a bank
Telepathy in your school
Ceremony in the clubhouse
Audience in a cornfield
Failure in the neighborhood
Dinner in a movie universe
False accusations in paradise gardens

Fight to death with an expert
Celebrating with your past self
Family of an idiot
Funny dinner with a superhero
Moving in with a dragon
Complaints of a paladin
Pillow fight with a survival expert
Wedding of a Muppet
Day at the beach with your best friends
Honesty of your boyfriend