A friend called me the other day, and I pleaded I was too busy to meet him, “Balance your life Bob,” he said, and proceeded to tell me a story:

                     "A long time ago, there was an Emperor who told his horseman that if he could ride on his horse and cover as much land area as he likes, then the Emperor would give him the area of land he has covered."

                          He called me the other day, “Bob,” he whispered, “my blood pressure’s gone up, I feel my head’s going to burst. I listened and advised him as best as I could. He was a successful businessman, but I had met him years ago before he got into business, what had shocked me was the anger he carried within. “I’ll show my relatives when I make money,” he said, “I’ll show my friends who I really am! I’ll show the world, not to make fun of me!”

                       And he did. But the anger, resentment and bitterness ate him up even more. I believe it’s a fuel for death!

Something doing the rounds of WhatsApp forwards is of India marching forward with gigantic steps, because a billionaire in India is now the third richest man in the world! From potholed roads, broken bridges, polluted cities, and monstrous slums we laud this feat! 

A couple was celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. Their domestic tranquility had long been the talk of the town. “What a peaceful and loving couple” they are everybody said. A local newspaper reporter was inquiring as to the secret of their long and happy marriage.

It’s not a ruffian who uttered these strong words, nor a member of a fringe group, but the Deputy Speaker of the Gujarat Assembly, who according to the Times of India said, ‘Kejriwal would be stripped and sent back’!

The Deputy Speaker is not talking of a rapist, or some criminal, but about the Chief Minister of Delhi whose party is standing in the Gujarat elections!