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A collection of goodies
MAY 2012



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1. If marriage were outlawed, only outlaws would have in-laws.

2. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

3. I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure.

4. You're never too old to learn something stupid.

5. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

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Having lived a reasonably contented life, I was musing over what a person should strive for to achieve happiness. I drew up a list of a few essentials which I put forward for the readers' appraisal.

1. First and foremost is GOOD HEALTH.
If you do not enjoy good health you can never be happy. Any ailment, however trivial, will deduct from your happiness.

It need not run into crores but should be enough to provide for creature comforts and something to spare for recreation, like
eating out, going to the pictures, travelling or going on holidays on the hills or by the sea. Shortage of money can be only
demoralizing. Living on credit or borrowing is demeaning and lowers one in one's own eyes.

Rented premises can never give you the snug feeling of a nest which is yours for keeps that a home provides: if it has a garden
space, all the better. Plant your own trees and flowers, see them grow and blossom, cultivate a sense of kinship with them.

Be it your spouse or a friend.
If there are too many misunderstandings, they will rob you of your peace of mind. It is
better to be divorced than to bicker all the time.

5. Fifth, LACK OF ENVY
towards those who have done better than you in life; risen higher, made more money, or earned more fame. Envy can be very corroding; avoid comparing yourself with others.

6. Sixth, DO NOT ALLOW OTHER PEOPLE to descend on you for gup-shup.
By the time you get rid of them, you will feel exhausted and poisoned by their gossip-mongering.

which can bring you a sense of fulfillment, such as gardening, reading, writing, painting, playing or listening to music.
Going to clubs or parties to get free drinks or to meet celebrities is criminal waste of time.

In the morning, 10 minutes should be spent on stilling the mind and then five in listing things you have to do that day. In the evening, five minutes to still the mind again, and ten to go over what you had undertaken to do.


1. The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.

2. The “dot” over the letter “I” is called a tittle.

3.Table tennis balls have been known to travel off the paddle at speeds up to 160 km/hr.

4. Pepsi originally contained pepsin, thus the name.

5. Honey is the only natural food that is made without destroying any kind of life. What about milk you say? A cow has to eat grass to produce milk and grass is living.



The name started as a joke boasting about the amount of information the search-engine would be able to search. It was originally named 'Googol', a word for the number represented by 1 followed by 100 zeros.
After founders- Stanford graduate students Sergey Brin and Larry Page presented their project to an l
investor, they received a cheque made out to 'Google'

Founder Jack Smith got the idea of accessing e-mail via the web from a computer anywhere in the world. When Sabeer Bhatia came up with the business plan for the mail service, he tried all kinds of names ending in 'mail' and finally settled for hotmail as it included the letters "html" - the programming language used to write web pages. It was initially referred to as HoTMaiL with selective uppercasing.

Hewlett Packard
Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.



- It takes the food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.
-One human hair can support 3kg.
- Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.
-The attachment of human muscles to skin is what causes dimples.
-Your thumb is the same length of your nose.
- A woman's heart beats faster than a man's.
- If the average male never shaved, his beard would be 13 feet long when he died.
-The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm.


• "An oak tree is just an acorn that stood its ground."
Fred Shero - Coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, 1971-1978

• To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition."
- Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784"

• Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care
Mark Meyers

• “Remember, what we do in this life echoes in eternity.”
From “Gladiator” when Maximus addressed his troops before going into battle, acknowledging the uncertainty of their future.

• "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
Mohandas Gandhi


o A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.

o Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

o The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

o If you jumped off the bridge in Paris, you'd be in Seine.

o Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal? His goal: transcend dental medication.

- Thank you Arko Dutta



When you write an email to someone, look it over before you send it. See
if you can say what you need to say in fewer words.

I use this technique in a communications class I teach for MBA students.
I ask them to write a five-page paper. They submit it, I return it, and
ask them to re-write the paper in four pages, but cover all the
essential points from the five page paper. They later re-write the same
paper as a three, two, and one page paper. Each submission must contain
all that was covered in the original five-page work.

It’s a tough assignment but with practice, they get better at saying
more with fewer words. You can too. If you write something, re-write it
several times, each time making it shorter than the previous attempt.
The more you practice, the better you’ll get and the more crisp and
effective your writings will be.


Q Why do ships and aircraft in trouble use 'mayday'as their call for help?
A This comes from the French word m'aidez -meaning 'help me' -- and is pronounced 'mayday.'

Q Why do people clink their glasses before drinking a toast?
A It used to be common for someone to try to kill an enemy by offering him a poisoned drink. To prove to a guest that a drink was safe, it became customary for a guest to pour a small amount of his drink into the glass of the host. Both men would drink it simultaneously. When a guest trusted his host, he would then just touch or clink the host's glass with his own.

Q. Why are people in the public eye said to be 'in the limelight'?
A. Invented in 1825, limelight was used in lighthouses and stage lighting by burning a cylinder of lime which produced a brilliant light. In the theatre, performers on stage 'in the limelight' were seen by the audience to be the center of attention.


A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?"
The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined.

"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all
the time, even when his hands got arthritis too.
That's love." ---------Rebecca- age 8

"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth."
-------Billy - age 4

"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other."
--------Karl - age 5

"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs."
--------Chrissy - age 6

"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."
--------Terri - age 4


Dr Dipak R. Sarbadhikari
79/1 Raja Rammohan Sarani
Kolkata 700 009 India
Cell: +91 9830148886
E mail : deares@gmail.com
Web : www.sarbadhikari.in

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Updated: 01 May 2012

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