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These people are my Heroes…..Because THEY NEVER GAVE UP!!!

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Each and every person is  a Hero of one’s own life. We have no choice except to fight the battles of life and lead the life with grace in a successful manner as much as possible. However, there are few days on which we tend to feel weak and we think that  we cannot fight anymore . On such days , we don’t find any sense in fighting the life  anymore. We may even feel that we have had fought enough and we don’t have anymore strength left. In such situations, it is wise to look at others and see how they are dealing their lives. In this search for the purpose and beauty of life, we do find the stories and lives of some people interesting.

Here are some of the people who inspire me….they never gave up in spite of failing several times. They did have patience to accept the failures and explore the life with courage and persistence.

1)Mahatma Gandhi:

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Here is one of famous speeches of Mahatma:

2) Mr.Abraham Lincoln:

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A good video on Abe Lincoln:

3)Mrs.Indira Gandhi

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Do check my post ” Remembering Mrs Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi On Her 25th Death Anniversary” https://rayaprolu.wordpress.com/2009/10/30/remembering-mrs-indira-priyadarshini-gandhi-on-her-25th-death-anniversary/

Here is an interesting documentary on Mrs Gandhi:

4)Mr. Steve Jobs:

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Do check my post on Steve Jobs: Steve Jobs : An Epitome Of Creativity and Persistence: https://rayaprolu.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/steve-jobs-an-epitome-of-creativity-and-persistence/

And this speech of Steve Jobs is more than any religious scripture to me :

5)Sri Amitabh Bachchan :

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A quick recap of Big B’s life:

6)Ms.Mamata Banarjee:

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Mamata Banarjee is my inspiration from my 6th standard. Then, I was very curious to know who she is, why she fights often on several issues even with her own party leaders, above all I used to wonder what gives her strength to fight with such old, experienced Male leaders of her party and Communist Party.  My brothers helped me understand several news, articles written about her in THE HINDU News Paper and India Today Weekly Magazine.  I loved the way she used to question the administrators about the issues  without any FEAR. Firebrand Mamata Banarjee is my HERO from my childhood. I derive inspiration from Didi. There is no change in the lifestyle or dressing of Mamata Di in all these years…she is a simple person with loads of courage and mental strength. Everytime I see her picture or video…I remember below Sanskrit Verse:

shrotram shrutenaiva na kuNdalena danena paaNirna tu kankaNena |
viBhati kaayah karuNaaparaaNaam paropakaarairna tu chandanena ||
(Meaning:The ears of an honest and good person (sajjana) are embellished better by listening to moral discourse; not by wearing fancy earrings. Doing charity suits the hand more than wearing a bracelet. Likewise, rendering service to others suits the saintly person better than smearing the body with sandalwood paste. )(Poem Courtesy: http://sanskritwisdom.blogspot.in/)

Documentary on Didi:

7)Ms.Vidya Balan:

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Vidya Balan is always an inspiration to me…I love the way she believes in herself and pursues her dreams with grace and dignity….She inspires people in understanding how one can achieve wonders just by “BEING YOURSELF” in this Dirty world where each day is a challenge …when one  tries to  be one own self. She is definitely a youth icon.
Here is a video about Vidya’s journey of life :
Do check my video ” Ninnu Kori Varnam”  Sung by Amogha Band  🙂
Best Regards,
Prasanna Rayaprolu
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The Band Perry – If I Die Young

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Sometimes we bump into variety and interesting things during aimless , happy, random travels and journeys. Yesterday while I was browsing youtube videos randomly from George Clooney’s “The Descendants” movie trailers to U.G.Krishnamurti’s lectures to Vikram Hazra’s songs to Gayatri Vantillu….suddenly I stopped at this video ” The Band Perry – If I Die Young”….suddenly…I thought this Girl is really crazy….thought this Angrez log write, sing and dance for every damn stuff…however after watching the video completely and upon researching some more time on the concept…I too fell in love with this song…..

My ideal or dream concept of  life and death maps to Alexander Pope’s “Ode on Solitude” which ends with these beautiful words…. “Thus let me live, unseen, unknown; Thus unlamented let me dye; Steal from the world, and not a stone Tell where I lye”. However, this song of ” If I Die Young” by Band Perry is completely different from Pope’s concept…..in this the girl wants to be sent to heaven with love from all her dear ones…here is the song….

Song Details: The Band Perry – If I Die Young

If I die young, bury me in satin

Lay me down in a bed of roses

Sink me in the river at dawn

Send me away with the words of a love song

Uh oh, uh oh

Lord make me a rainbow, I’ll shine down on my mother

She’ll know I’m safe with you when she stands under my colors, oh and

Life ain’t always what you think it ought to be, no

Ain’t even grey, but she buries her baby

The sharp knife of a short life, well

I’ve had, just enough time

If I die young, bury me in satin

Lay me down on a, bed of roses

Sink me in the river, at dawn

Send me away with the words of a love song

The sharp knife of a short life, oh well

I’ve had just enough time

And I’ll be wearing white…. when I come into Your Kingdom

I’m as green as the ring on my little cold finger,

I’ve never known the loving of a man

But it sure felt nice when he was holdin’ my hand

there’s a boy here in town says that he’ll love me forever

Who would have thought forever could be severed by,

The sharp knife of a short life oh Well,

I’ve had just enough time

So put on your best boys and I’ll wear my pearls

what I never did is done

A penny for my thoughts,

Oh no,

I’ll sell em’ for a dollar

They’re worth so much more after I’m a goner

and maybe then you’ll hear the words I’ve been singing

funny when you’re dead how people start listenin’

If I die young, bury me in satin

Lay me down on a, bed of roses

Sink me in the river, at dawn

Send me away with the words of a love song

Uh oh (uh, oh)

The ballad of a dove (uh, oh)

Go with peace and love

Gather up your tears, keep ’em in your pocket

Save them for a time when you’re really gonna need ’em, oh

The sharp knife of a short life, oh well

I’ve had just enough time

So put on your best boys and I’ll wear my pearls

Cheers,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

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Because you’re worth it…..

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Aashaonki jubaan se

mann hi man ki khayaal se

armaanon ki kahaaniya

mere mann kyon na jaane khil gayaa..

suraj ki jan kiran padi

shabnam se thab likhi gayi

chandaa ki ……

leharaake mein gaavungi

leharon pe mein naachoongi

chandaa se main poochoongi

uskee roshineee

dhoom tana dhirana thom thom tha dhiranana

dhoom tana dhirana thom thom tha dhiranana

dhoom tana dhirana thom thom tha dhiranana naaaaaaa

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Song Info: ThomTana Sung by Vasundhara Das from Mitr – My friend Movie

Cheers,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

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STOP….LOOK….PROCEED

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Sometimes….the best action that needs to be done is to “STOP” everything you are doing…. take a “LOOK” at the entire journey you have taken…check if you are on right track…check if the journey, people in that journey are worthy or n…ot ….if yes….move ahead…else plan a new plan…leave past plans , past people behind and “PROCEED” in a new necessary direction….if we don’t check by ourselves…we will be Lost in Translation 😉
We do adopt this approach towards our projects at work, however we simply forget to apply this basic rule to our own life. Afterall, project management applies to our own life’s project first 😛
Cheers,
Prasanna Rayaprolu