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November 27, 2007

Book Review-The Magic Of thinking Big

Filed under: Book Review — jagrutivalani @ 9:57 am
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The Magic Of Thinking Big

When it comes to motivational or self help books, its is hard to find one that is any better then The Magic of Thinking Big by Dr. David Schwartz. This classic was written in 1959 and its principles are timeless. This book has been read by millions of readers to help them boost sales, get motivated, and as a great general self help book.

The Magic of Thinking Big offers powerful ideas on how to get the most out of your job, your personal life, and as a member of your community. Secrets revealed in each Chapter of the book can help you to:

1. Believe You Can Succeed and You Will
2. Cure Yourself of Excusitis, The Failure Disease
3. Build Confidence and Destroy Fear
4. How to Think Big
5. How to Think and Dream Creatively
6. You Are What You Think You Are
7. Manage Your Environment: Go First Class
8. Make Your Attitudes Your Allies
9. Think Right Toward People
10. Get the Action Habit
11. How to Turn Defeat Into Victory
12. Use Goals to Help You Grow
13. How to Think Like A Leader

Attitude is everything. Enthusiasm can really help you go grow and succeed in everything you do in life and even though the lessons and case studies from the book may seem dated because it was written nearly 50 years ago, they still directly apply to life today. This book can easily help you achieve what ever goals you are working for in your life.

This book makes a great read but an even better listen. While this book has sold millions of copies as a written book, it is gaining popularity as an audiobooks. Especially since many of those who listen to The Magic of Thinking Big are busy people that are on the go.

The Magic of Thinking Big as an audiobook is four hours in length so it is perfect for listening to in the car. And it is easy to listen to a second time to allow the principles to really sink in.


November 20, 2007

Honesty-Herbert Smith

Filed under: Poem — jagrutivalani @ 6:42 am
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Cast a long shadow or everyone to see
Even your friends and loved ones
Who on your side will always be

Cast a long shadow at night when the sun don’t shine
Make it filled with truth a honesty
And you will always have peace of mind

A man about 200 years ago cast his shadow across our land
He was called the father of our country
And truth and honesty was his stand

A man about 2000 years ago cast his shadow all around the world
Today his teachings have been heard
By almost every man, woman, boy, and girl

How long do you want your shadow to be
when your time grows near?
Do you want to take it with you
OR do you want to leave it here?

– Herbert Smith

November 16, 2007

Excellent Image

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November 12, 2007

Mexican Tacos

Filed under: Recipe Corner — jagrutivalani @ 10:34 am
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Mexican Tacos


For taco shells:

1 cup fine maize flour
1 cup plain flour
salt to taste
oil to deep fry

For bean filling:

2 cups beans (rajma) washed and soaked overnight
1 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. tomato ketchup
2 tsp. red chilli powder
salt to taste
1 tsp. ground fresh cumin
1/2 tsp. clove-cinnamon powder

For topping:
2 onions chopped
1 tomato chopped
1 cucumber chopped
1 small capsicum chopped
2 tbsp. cabbage chopped
1 sprig spring onion chopped
1 potato boiled, peeled, chopped
4-5 salad leaves chopped
1/2 cup salsa dip

1/2 cup tomato ketchup
1 cup grated cheese


For shells:

  1. Mix flours and salt. Add some water knead to a pliable dough.

  2. Divide and roll into 4-5″ very thin chappatis. Prick both sides with fork.

  3. Arrange on a large cloth to air out. Deepfry one at a time till lightly golden.

  4. Fold into a ‘U’ or taco shape while hot, drain and cool. Repeat for all.

For bean filling:

  1. Pressure cook Rajma till well cooked. (approx. 7 whistles).

    Drain and mash coarsely while hot. Keep aside 1 cup of the water.

  2. Return mashed Rajma to cooker directly.

  3. Add drained water, all other ingredients and cooked till well blended.

  4. Add some more water if required. Do not make watery.

  5. Keep aside and use hot or warm.

For topping:

  1. Mix all vegetables, add salt and pepper and toss lightly.

To serve:

  1. Put a tbsp. of bean filling inside the taco.

  2. Spread a tbsp. of topping.

  3. Dot topping with a tsp. each of tomato ketchup and salsa dip.

  4. Top with plenty of grated cheese.

  5. Serve immediately


November 8, 2007

Happy Diwali

Filed under: Personal — jagrutivalani @ 9:11 am

Happy Diwali

November 6, 2007

We Shall Overcome

Filed under: Poem — jagrutivalani @ 12:24 pm
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We shall overcome, We shall overcome
We shall overcome some day!
O! deep in my heart, I do believe that
We shall overcome some day!

We walk hand in hand, We’ll walk hand in hand
We’ll walk hand in hand some day!
O! deep in my heart, I do believe that
We shall overcome some day!

We shall live in peace, We shall live in peace
We shall live in peace some day!
O! deep in my heart, I do believe that
We shall overcome some day!

The truth will make us free, The truth will make us free,
The truth will make us free some day,
O! deep in my heart, I do believe that
We shall overcome some day!

We are not afraid, we are not afraid,
We are not afraid, today.
O! deep in my heart, I do believe that
We shall overcome some day!

Black and white together, Black and white together
Black and white together now.
O! deep in my heart, I do believe that
We shall overcome some day!

– Martin Luther King Jr.

November 1, 2007

Quote for Life

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