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Attitude is everything

Attitude is everything. In a small town nestled between the hills and the sea, there was a curious little café. I used to frequent this place, where the coffee was strong and the conversations even stronger. It was here that I first met the old man with the peculiar hat, and it was from him that I learned a lesson that would stay with me forever. The old man was an enigma, never speaking much but always observing with his penetrating eyes. His hat, a battered fedora, seemed to have a life of its own. I couldn't help but wonder what secrets lay beneath its brim. One day, as the rain fell gently outside, the old man finally broke his silence. He stared out the window, his voice barely audible above the patter of raindrops. "You know, there's a lesson I learned long ago," he began. "Life has no market for your emotions, so never advertise your feelings. Instead, just show your attitude." I looked at him, puzzled. "What do you mean?" I aske

Word Power

Word Power In a quaint little town nestled between the mountains and the sea, a wise old man sat alone in a humble teahouse, sipping his green tea. He was known far and wide for his wisdom and his ability to see the world in a different light. One day, a young traveler arrived in the town, seeking the old man's guidance. He approached the wise man with a question that had been bothering him for quite some time. "Master," he said, "I have been told that nobody can touch words, but words do touch everybody. What does it mean?" The old man, his eyes twinkling like stars, took a sip of his tea and then spoke softly. "My dear child, words are like the wind that blows through this town. You cannot grasp them in your hands, but they can still caress your face or sting your eyes. Words are intangible, yet they have the power to touch us deeply." The traveler nodded, curious to hear more. The wise man continued, "You see, we are the masters of

Whispering Winds of India

Whispering Winds of India YouTube Link In this land, the winds whispered of change. For as long as the trees had stood tall, the sun had shone bright, and the rivers had meandered lazily, the people were unassuming but with a hidden spark within them. The heart of the nation was filled with these souls, yet it remained dormant, waiting for the perfect moment to reveal itself. It was in recent times that a quiet transformation began to take place. From the distant corners of this land, modest-looking individuals found themselves drawn to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the home of the President. Their stories, once only known in their local communities, now echoed through the halls of power. These unpretentious men and women, who had devoted their lives to the betterment of the nation and its people, had finally found their place on the national stage. It was as if their ordinariness was the perfect disguise for the extraordinary feats they had accomplished. The high-ranking officia

Fear and the Truth

Fear and the Truth As the sun dipped below the horizon, I found myself in a small, dimly lit bar. The only customer, I sat on a worn-out stool, sipping whiskey, contemplating the words inscribed on a tattered piece of paper: "Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth." A mysterious old man sat at the other end of the bar, nursing a glass of beer. He seemed to sense my curiosity and struck up a conversation. His voice had a soothing yet haunting quality, like a long-lost melody. He spoke of the ancient world, of forgotten paths and hidden truths, weaving a tapestry of stories as surreal as dreams. As he spoke, a sense of fear began to creep into my heart, unbidden and unexpected. The truth, it seemed, was a fragile creature, skirting the boundaries of our reality, only visible through the narrowest of slits. One day, the old man said, I would have to face my own fear and step into the unknown. He spoke of a hidden door, a portal to another world, a p

River of Time

River of Time Once upon a time, in a quiet town nestled amidst the rolling hills, there lived a man named Takeshi. Takeshi was a philosopher at heart, always pondering the mysteries of life and the universe. He had a keen understanding of the ebb and flow of time, and often found himself lost in thought about the passing of the hours, days, and years. One day, as Takeshi was walking along the banks of the river that flowed through the town, he stopped to watch the water as it rushed past. He noticed how it shimmered and sparkled in the sunlight, its surface constantly changing as it surged forward. "Time is like a river," he thought to himself. "You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again." As Takeshi stood there, lost in contemplation, he realized the profound truth in those words. Time was indeed like a river, and life was like a boat floating on its current. Each moment was fleeting, never to be experi

Royal Road to Success

*Royal Road to Success* In the small, unassuming town of Shimura, there existed a peculiar road that everyone referred to as the "Royal Road." It was said that this path held a secret, an inexplicable truth that only those who embarked on the journey would come to understand. The townspeople whispered about the Royal Road, and it was believed that those who walked its path would find success in whatever they sought. The protagonist, Kaito, a young man with a penchant for collecting vintage records and reading obscure novels, came across an old, tattered book in the dusty corner of a secondhand bookshop. The book's title was "The Second Road: A Journey Beyond Success," and it contained stories of people who had walked the Royal Road, only to find themselves in a peculiar state of existence. Curiosity piqued, Kaito decided to walk the Royal Road himself. One day, as the sun dipped below the horizon, painting the sky in shades of orange and pink, Kaito

Stone of Hidden Messages

On the outskirts of a small, sleepy town, there was a peculiar stone. It stood in a nondescript alley, surrounded by overgrown bushes and rusted fences. The stone was much like the town itself – forgotten, abandoned, and seemingly frozen in time. However, this stone carried within it a secret, a story that would soon come to life. Taro, a middle-aged man with a passion for the unusual, found himself wandering into the alley one day. His life was a quiet and predictable one, just like the town he lived in. And so, he longed for a little adventure, something to break the monotony of his days. As he approached the stone, he noticed something strange – the faintest hint of an inscription etched into its surface. His curiosity piqued, Taro decided to uncover the hidden message. Days turned into weeks, and Taro worked tirelessly, chipping away at the stone's surface with his hammer. Each stroke seemed to do nothing, and Taro began to doubt if he would ever discover the secret it held. Th

Haru's Life-Changing Day

Haru's Life-Changing Day Haru's Life-Changing Day Once upon a time, there was a man named Haru. He lived a quiet life, spending most of his days lost in thought and wandering through the city streets. One day, as he was walking down a familiar path, he happened upon a small café he had never noticed before. Without hesitation, he entered the café and took a seat by the window. As he sipped his coffee, he couldn't help but notice the way the sunlight danced through the steam rising from his cup. It was a small moment, but it changed the course of his day. Over the next few hours, Haru found himself drawn into a conversation with a stranger sitting at the table next to him. They talked about life, love, and the mysteries of the universe. It was a conversation that would stay with him for the rest of his life. As Haru left the café and stepped back out into the world, he felt a newfound sense of purpose. He began to see

Self-care is crucial.

Self-care is crucial. As the sun dipped below the horizon, the streets were filled with the warm glow of twilight, creating a world bathed in hues of orange and pink. In this quiet little town, a certain man, let's call him K, had been going about his daily routine, feeling as though he had lost a part of himself along the way. Source   One day, while wandering through the streets, K came across a small, unassuming cafe, tucked away in an alley. The name of the cafe, "Whispering Winds," was written in an elegant script on a hand-painted sign that hung above the door. Intrigued, he entered. Inside, the cafe was a cozy and intimate space, filled with the scent of fresh coffee and the soft hum of a jazz record playing in the background. The walls were lined with an eclectic collection of books, and the dim lighting created a warm, inviting atmosphere. K took a seat at the counter and ordered a cup of coffee. As he sipped his drink, he noticed a small, handwritten note placed

The Jazz Bar of Lost Souls

*The Jazz Bar of Lost Souls* In a dimly lit corner of the city, there was an old jazz bar that only a few seemed to notice. Its crimson walls whispered stories of lost love and melancholy, as the sweet sound of saxophone music drifted through the air. A man named Kaito, with a deep fondness for jazz and an unquenchable curiosity, found himself drawn to the bar one rainy evening. As he settled into a worn leather armchair, his eyes scanned the room, observing the faces of patrons who seemed to have wandered in from another world. One woman, in particular, caught his attention; her beauty was almost ethereal. But as the night went on, Kaito found himself inexplicably drawn to her quiet, introspective presence, rather than her striking appearance. The woman, named Yuki, noticed Kaito's gaze and approached him with a mysterious smile. They exchanged words that felt like pieces of a long-forgotten puzzle, each one resonating with a shared sense of longing and understanding. The saxophon

A New Chapter Ahead

*A New Chapter Ahead* A short story by Ash with inspirations from a Japanese Zen Master  Once upon a time, there was a man who compared life to a book. He believed that just like a book, life was divided into chapters - some filled with sorrow, some with joy, and some with adventure. Each chapter was unique, unpredictable, and had its own story to tell. But the man knew that if one never turned the page, they would never know what the next chapter had in store for them. As he pondered the pages of his own life, he realized that he had been stuck in the same chapter for far too long. He had grown comfortable with the familiar characters and predictable plot. But deep down, he knew that there was more to his story. So he took a deep breath, closed his eyes, and turned the page. And as he did, a new chapter began to unfold before him. There were new characters, new challenges, and new opportunities. The man was excited, and he felt alive in a way that he hadn't in a long time. Of cour

Small Acts, Big Impact.

*Small Acts, Big Impact.* There was a man who walked through the bustling streets of the city, his heart heavy with the weight of the world. Everywhere he looked, he saw pain and suffering, despair and loneliness. It was as if a dark cloud had descended upon the city, and no one knew how to dispel it. But then something remarkable happened. As the man walked, he noticed a woman sitting on a bench, tears streaming down her face. Without hesitation, he approached her and asked if she was okay. She looked up at him, startled, and he saw a glimmer of hope in her eyes. He sat down beside her and listened as she poured out her heart, sharing all the troubles and tribulations that had led her to this moment of despair. And as she spoke, he felt his own heart lighten. For he realized that even in the midst of darkness, there was always hope. With a kind word and a gentle touch, he offered her comfort and support, helping her to see that she was not alone. And as she wiped away her tears and sm

Baaba Maal - Wakanda

Baaba Maal - Wakanda Once upon a time, there was a Senegalese musician named Baaba Maal. He was a talented singer and guitarist who had been making music for several decades. One day, he received an invitation from a film producer named Ryan Coogler to contribute a song to the soundtrack of a superhero film called "Black Panther". The music for the film was being composed by Ludwig Göransson, a Swedish composer. Baaba Maal was intrigued by the opportunity and began working on a new track called "Wakanda". The song was a lively and rhythmic blend of traditional African music and modern production techniques. Baaba Maal sang in a mix of English and Wolof, a language spoken in his home country of Senegal. The lyrics celebrated the strength and unity of the Wakandan people, who were the heroes of the film. As Baaba Maal worked on the song, he poured his heart and soul into every note. He wanted to create a piece of music that would capture the spirit of Wakanda and

Price vs. Value

Price vs. Value In the modern world, price and value have become two sides of a coin that are often mistaken for one another. The price tag on a product or service is only a mere indication of the money that one has to fork out in exchange for it, while value is a more complex notion that entails the satisfaction, benefits, and worth derived from the said product or service. Yet, in the labyrinthine maze of consumerism, the correlation between price and value can be elusive, and often misleading. As the saying goes, appearances can be deceiving. A product with a hefty price tag may not necessarily reflect its true value, just as a product with a modest price tag may possess a hidden value that eludes the naked eye. The essence of value lies in the eyes of the beholder, and is often determined by a medley of factors. Quality , convenience, durability, and customer service, are some of the key ingredients that can elevate a product's value to new heights. Conversely, the absence of

Power of Good Behavior

*Power of Good Behavior* The world can be a confusing and unpredictable place, but one thing is certain: good behavior is a valuable commodity. It's not something you can buy or sell, but its impact can be immeasurable. To behave well is to conduct oneself with respect, kindness, and consideration for others. It's not always easy, but it's always worthwhile. When we act with good behavior, we earn the trust and admiration of those around us. We build relationships that are strong and enduring, and we create opportunities for ourselves that we might not otherwise have. But the power of good behavior goes deeper than that. It's not just about the benefits we can reap in the future. It's about the impact we can have on the world around us right now. When we act with good behavior, we create a ripple effect that can touch the lives of millions. It's true that good behavior doesn't come with a price tag. You can't put a dollar value on it. But that doesn'

Learning from Failure

*Learning from Failure.* In this tumultuous world of ours, it is often whispered that failure, that harsh and unforgiving teacher, can be a valuable lesson. When we stumble and fall, when our grand designs crumble to dust, we are given a rare opportunity to reflect on our mistakes and ponder on how we may improve for the future. Indeed, such moments can provide us with invaluable insights that can help us grow and evolve as individuals. But let us not be naïve. Failure can be a bitter pill to swallow, a weight that crushes the soul and dims the light of hope. It is natural to feel disillusioned and despondent when things don't go as planned. The key, however, is not to give up, not to surrender to despair, but to rise from the ashes and pursue our goals with renewed vigor. We must also be mindful that failure alone does not build character. It is our response to adversity that shapes our destiny. When we are faced with setbacks and obstacles, we have a choice to make: to crumble un

Letting Go for Freedom

*Letting Go for Freedom* As I sit here contemplating the complexities of freedom, I am struck by the significance of letting go of hate. It is a crucial step, for without it, we are doomed to a perpetual cycle of negativity that can consume our very being. But the journey towards true freedom requires much more than just releasing our anger towards others. It demands that we delve deep within ourselves and confront the many negative emotions and thought patterns that hold us back. Fear, guilt, self-doubt, these are all shackles that prevent us from experiencing the true liberation that comes with freedom. We must have the courage to confront these demons and release them from our grasp. The path to freedom is a deeply personal one, requiring introspection and self-awareness. It calls for a willingness to seek help when needed, to practice self-care and self-compassion, and to commit to a lifelong pursuit of personal growth and development. So let us not shy away from this challenge, fo

Accept, Forgive, Love

*Accept, Forgive, Love.* As I sat quietly, contemplating the complexities of human relationships, a thought crossed my mind. When we cast our judgment upon others, we not only create a toxic energy within ourselves, but also in our relationships. It is this negative energy that can manifest itself into unhappiness and resentment, shackling us to our past. But what if we were to forgive? To release that negative energy and unburden ourselves of the weight of bitterness and anger? It is through forgiveness that we can find the true liberation we seek, allowing us to move forward with clarity and peace of mind, free from the shadows of our past. And then there is love, a force that can transcend even the darkest of moments. When we love everything - ourselves, others, and the world around us - we create a powerful and uplifting energy that can bring us the greatest happiness of all. It is through love that we can find meaning and purpose in our lives, transcending the mundane and connecti

Music teacher's role.

*Music teacher's role.* In the world of music, the role of a teacher is complex and multifaceted. Depending on the context and circumstances, a music teacher can be a mentor, a guide, or even a source of inspiration. They can offer technical expertise, share performance techniques, and delve into the nuances of musical theory. Yet for many students, the real treasure lies in the blessings and advice bestowed upon them by their teacher. For a student , a music teacher's insights and feedback are like precious gems, carefully mined and polished to help them hone their skills and realize their full potential as musicians. But a music teacher's role extends far beyond mere technical instruction. They can also provide the emotional support, encouragement, and inspiration that students need to thrive in their craft. This is especially crucial for those who are pursuing music as a career or a serious passion. The bond between a music Guru and their disciple is a unique and powerf

Think positive. Be Happy

In the swirling vortex of the mind, overthinking can often manifest as a relentless force, churning up negative thoughts that cling to us like heavy shadows. It is a burden that weighs us down, a weight we carry on our shoulders with a heavy heart. Yet, amidst this chaos, there is hope. By immersing ourselves in activities that bring us joy, we can distract ourselves from the relentless noise in our minds, and find solace in the present moment. We can learn to tame the beast that is overthinking, to keep it at bay and prevent it from consuming us. Through mindfulness, we can learn to observe our thoughts without judgment, to detach ourselves from the endless stream of consciousness that plagues us. Engaging in physical exercise can also help, as it enables us to channel our energy into something productive, and release any pent-up tension oil too I'll okin the body. But perhaps the most powerful tool in our arsenal is the simple act of talking to someone we trust. By confiding in a

The Language of Music

The language of music knows no boundaries. It is a universal tongue that speaks directly to the soul. And so it is with great fortune that we are graced with a two-day workshop , "The Language of Music," to be held in the enchanting city of Hyderabad on the 25th and 26th of March in the year 2023. The workshop will be led by none other than the illustrious maestro, Prince Rama Varma. He is a true master of the craft, and his devotion to delivering pure and unadulterated renditions of musical compositions is unparalleled. He holds great respect for the lyricists, composers, and the very languages in which the music is written. Let us venture forth into this journey of musical bliss, and embrace the teachings of this great master. For it is through his guidance that we will learn to truly experience the language of music in all its beauty and majesty.