Monday, November 29, 2010

Beautiful Story of Appreciation..............

I have got an email wherein I got this wonderful story.Whether that actually happened or not is another thing but it is TRUE depiction of what someone is doing for us an how we need become so ungrateful.....

Read on:This is really nice, hope you enjoy reading this as much as I did.
One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company.
He passed the first interview, the director did the last interview, made the last decision.
The director discovered from the CV that the youth's academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never had a year when he did not score.
The director asked, "Did you obtain any scholarships in school?" the youth answered "none".
The director asked, " Was it your father who paid for your school fees?" The youth answered, "My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.
The director asked, " Where did your mother work?" The youth answered, "My mother worked as clothes cleaner. The director requested the youth to show his hands. The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.
The director asked, " Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?" The youth answered, "Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Furthermore, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.
The director said, "I have a request. When you go back today, go and clean your mother's hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.
The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back, he happily requested his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to the kid.
The youth cleaned his mother's hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother's hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother shivered when they were cleaned with water.
This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fee. The bruises in the mother's hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his graduation, academic excellence and his future.
After finishing the cleaning of his mother hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.
That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.
Next morning, the youth went to the director's office.
The Director noticed the tears in the youth's eyes, asked: " Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?"
The youth answered, " I cleaned my mother's hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes'
The Director asked, " please tell me your feelings."
The youth said, Number 1, I know now what is appreciation. Without my mother, there would not the successful me today. Number 2, by working together and helping my mother, only I now realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done. Number 3, I have come to appreciate the importance and value of family relationship.
The director said, " This is what I am looking for to be my manager.
I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life. You are hired.
Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and as a team. The company's performance improved tremendously.

A child, who has been protected and habitually given whatever he wanted, would develop "entitlement mentality" and would always put himself first. He would be ignorant of his parent's efforts. When he starts work, he assumes that every person must listen to him, and when he becomes a manager, he would never know the sufferings of his employees and would always blame others. For this kind of people, who may be good academically, may be successful for a while, but eventually would not feel sense of achievement.
He will grumble and be full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective parents, are we really showing love or are we destroying the kid instead?*
You can let your kid live in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it. After a meal, let them wash their plates and bowls together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love them in a right way. You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person. The most important thing is your kid learns how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learns the ability to work with others to get things done.

My Comments:
Well, the writer has put onus on parents.I differ here a little bit.Why not the children don't understand it in time?
But the bottomline is, where you are, you have been standing on someone's shoulder .Someone has helped you.It can be mother, it can be father, it can be sister, it can be brother, it can be friend,it can be someone unknown( and that is I say, GOD) .
It is all someone who did somewhere for you in whatever little way and if one feels it then one need to be grateful for that.
I have seen people saying , I care for NONE.Well, that is fine but then no one cares for you as well.That other person has the same liberty not to care for you and if all people in the world starts thinking like that imagine how the world can be?
Well, I have seen successful people always having that feeling that they did it .They planned it.They are the architect of what they are now?But I ask again , is it true?
To me it is BIG NO.Why Warren Buffet and Bills Gates has to do the philanthropic work?Can anyone tell me ?They can say, why I should help someone?Who helped us?We did on our own?Why we have to help anyone?Let them do on their own?
But still they are helping others and that too not in their own country but in other countires like Ethopia, India and many more.
According to me, if your prosperity is just staying with you and is not percolating to first your relatives , then friends and then the society then becoming rich and sucessful makes no sense.
Life is just not ME.It is bigger then that.
I have seen people giving donations to bulid Hospitals.Donating for good cause.Are they MAD?Why are they doing this?They got the money wrong way and hence trying to make up for that?
No, they have understood that in LIFE, their success is GOD send.You are a GOD chosen child and hence you have to help others.
If someone wants to become an Actor can anyone do that?No....why?Why if someone wants to become an actor he/she can't?If anyone wants to become a singer, can he/she do it?NO.Why is it so?
Can there be many Lata Mangeshkar?Can there be many Moh Rafi?NO.Why is it so?
These talent comes from birth.You got it from your birth.In 1947, Geeta Roy( Dutt) was given 6 out of 9 songs of the Film named "Do Bhai".It was S D Burman who put so much of faith in that teenage girl.
Geeta Roy(Dutt) was just 17 at that time and she was not even a singer and the song, "Mera Sundar sapna beet gaya" became instant hit.She became an immidiate superstar in just few months and that happened when some great singers were already there like, Noorjahan , Suraiya, Shamshad Begum,Raj Kumari etc etc.Geeta Roy( Dutt) was an instant hit.She sang a song in Gujarati film as well in 1949.She was just 19 at that time and mindwell at that time she even didn't know Hindi properly actually not at all .She use to takes notes in her language( Bengali) and sing and still her pronounciation were excellent.Let us even try to pronounce a single line in other language then our mother tounge?Will we be able to do that?Then?This is a whole song and that too at the age of just 17, as that time she knew only one language and that is Bengali...and she sang "Mera Sundar Sapna Beet Gaya"! That is MAGIC.She created a MAGIC. A new different voice has arrived.She sang in Gujarati at a very tender age of 19.......Geeta Roy was par excellence.Her voice was one of a kind and no one can match it.
If one can hear her in Kagaz Ke Phool, "Waqt ne kiya kya haseen sitam tum rahe na tum hum rahe na hum....." only Geeta Dutt can bring that pain and agony in the voice.......or her mischivious voice in Mr and Mrs 55, "Thandi Hawa kali Ghata a hi gayi jhoom ke"..............Geeta Dutt was versatile.The only things that happened bad , according to me was, she sang only for Guru Dutt films and hence after marrying Guru Dutt, her songs were limited to just what her husband Guru Dutt will produce.She sang only for Guru Dutt and what she got for that?That is a different story to tell.....

The film in which she sang in Gujarati film was "Mangal Fera" where in Nirupa Roy, our favourite mother of Hindi Film acted as Heroine and if one hear the song of that Gujarati Film sung by Geeta Roy( Dutt) and A R Oza, Rakh na Ramakada, one will never believe that Geeta Roy( Dutt) was not knwoing the language.She was perfect in Gujarati pronounciation.
Geeta Roy married Guru Dutt and hence her last name changed from Roy to Dutt.
If someone wants to hear that SONG , one can write , Rakh na Ramakada , in YOU TUBE , and one will be able to hear it.And I would suggest to hear that song who understand or knows Gujarati.
Now that is talent.It is GOD Gift.
Can anyone do it if anyone wants to?NO.That was a GOD gift to Geeta Dutt.Her voice.
The charismatic smile of yesteryear super star Rajesh Khanna.Did Rajesh Khanna developed that smile?He got on his face.He got from GOD.In film Ind your face plays very important role and then comes the talent.We have seen many beautiful face becoming successful even though they have no acting talent.Now here someone is becoming successful only because he/she has got beautiful face, what we will tell it?Where he got this face?He himself got it?He developed it or he planned it ?No planning ,no hardlabour, nothing works when luck works and in film Ind , only luck works.Worst of the film made becomes a huge success and best of film get flopped.We have read that the best film critic said has flopped.Why that happens?
Have anyone ever heard the name of  Uttam Singh?Scratching your head.He is the Music Dir of the film "Dil To Pagal Hai".The music was a super hit.Every songs were superhit and that's it.
After that Uttam Singh was never  able to create that magic.What is that?Now no one remembers Uttam Singh.His work in Dil Top Pagal Hai.
Same O.P Nayyar who gave hit after hits from 1952,lost his touch and he himself took exile from Music around 1970.
Why someone lose a touch?It is a talent , how one can lose it.It was not so that he became wayward and hence that happened.No.
But the time was over.O.P.Nayar himself spoke in one music occassion on ZEE Tv that he was knowing that his time is now ending.What is that TIME?That is LUCK.That is Destiny.


  1. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful and heart touching story buddy........

  2. good article Rajeev.. please advise your views on karur kcp packaging

  3. nice article ... can you advise me your views on karur kacp packaging

  4. Hi rajeev,

    Market bounce-back but yet some stocks are down by 30%. If we can can do averaging of some latest buys. Today bharat forge shows some strength , if we can buy it more.

    This story is really telling.. it gives us the sense of direction & to look at things happening

  5. please also advise, should I average sunil hitech?

  6. GG,
    Sunil Hitech looks a good fundamental story.....I think one can average it, rest luck....

  7. rajeev,
    Karur KCP is excellent Co.Just need to see when the value gets unlocked....

  8. Whomsoever u r...Behave urself when posting comments to my blog...i have clearly mentioned the source of mine, not only in this article but all ...and surely this is not your own creation as you have said...

  9. and the comment u posted in my site was :Hey vulgar fellow..Wont you get ashamed of copying content from other websites and pretending to be your own content? It was my own content that you have theft. I will file a case regarding this on you. This is my original post. By RASHI on Manager! on 12/14/10

  10. Hi Samiappa,
    It looks like there is some misunderstanding going on.
    As you have correctly written that I have already mentioned that I got an email and I pasted it here so that is not my own article.
    But I didn't understand what u r talking about posting a comment at your blog.I never visted your blog nor I have written any comments there nor I have accused you for anything.
    It looks one of the reader must have visited and wrote that but ofcourse it is not me, the owner of this blog,Rajeev Desai.
    I will never do such things to anyone.....

  11. Hi Rajeev ji, I came to your blog page while I was searching for my favorite singer Geeta ji. It is a nice way you have put how talented she was. I just want to clarify a few things. Geeta ji sang an approximate 1500-1600 songs in her life. Out of these precisely 42 have been sung for Guru Dutt films. The rest are obviously for outside banners. She was actively singing for films outside of Guru Dutt films till as late as 1961. Please do visit our website dedicated to know more about her. Thanks and Best Regards