Archive for May 2013
Good friend AD is a regular when it comes to morning walks. For many months an elderly gentleman – let’s call him SK – has been his walking partner.
But of late AD has been noticing something odd. SK lingers on in the garden they walk in long after the other regulars have gone home.
Here, in in his own words, is SK’s secret: “If I go home early, my daughter-in-law tells me, `Babuji, please bring milk from the shop’ or `Babuji, please drop Munna to school.’ My bahu is always keen on making me work. It’s better I hang around in the garden for a longer time.’
There was this young man who decided to build his body. He bought all the necessary home gym equipments and also started referring to many fitness books.
Six months later, he met a friend who said, “Wow, you are looking great! But how come the biceps, triceps and forearms of only your right arm look developed?”
“Oh, it’s very simple,” replied the young man. “I am learning through correspondence course. I will work on the other arm later.”
Many students come to yoga class only with the intention of learning exercises to cure some ailment or the other.
But yoga is much more than asanas. It is a way of life. Apart from asanas, pranayama, kriyas and mudras, you should also pay attention to your food and sleeping habits, what you read as well as your social behaviour.
PU is one of the wittiest girls I have ever around. A born comic, she is aware of her talents and wants to make a career in radio or on stage. But this being India, her parents want her to take up a “respectable” and “steady” career in India.
As she awaits a job – even while her other classmates have already started earning – PU has not lost her sense of humour:
“Since I am now sitting bekaar at home, my mom does not miss a single opportunity to make use of my skills. `Beta kuch ni kar rahe ho… chal mutter cheel,’ she will say, or `Beta bai char dino se nahin aayi hain chal zara jhadu poncha maar de.’ ”