Travel : The Dzuko Valley

My friends went for trekking this summer to the Dzuko Valley, also called locally as the Valley of angels. I have never imagined that it could be that beautiful untill I saw the images clicked by them. The Valley is truly the Valley of angels. It's so beautiful that its pictures just left me astonished thinking about how can I make the mistake of deciding not to go there.

The valley is situated at an impressive elevation of 8052 feet above the mean sea level, in the Senapati District of Manipur, India. It not that far from my homeplace but never had a chance to go there. But, after having been told of the real experiences of my friends, I can't just hold myself any longer. I'm going this winter itself.

During the summer, the flowering season, you'll feel like settling in the valley itself. But, no way out, you can't do it. The valley is a protected area. Even plucking flowers is prohibited and may get heavily fined as the valley is the only habitat of one of the most rarest and most beautiful lilies in the world, the Dzuko Lily. There can be no doubt of it. The summer experience is a breathtaking affair. The winter experience is unforgettable. That’s how one can describe Dzuko in brief. Its view will left everyone with their mouths wide open, the beauty is just irresistable.

If you are planning to trek there, here are some basic informations. In winter the temperature drops down even to minus thirteen degree centigrade. Snow as thick as 6 feet covered the whole valley. No one will ever think of snow in Manipur untill you get there. The river get frozen and it is so hard that a group of more than 10 people can stand without any fear of breaking. So, get ready with your gears properly, otherwise you will have to experience the severest of cold. Even in summer you will see thick fog all over in morning and late evening.

For those non indian trekkers , they first need to get clearances from the Indian tourism authorities. It may take some time, but, you will never regret after you become a part of the Dzuko Valley. 

This Lily blooms only once in a year and only in its natural habitat,the Dzuko valley.

Funny : The Silly Prayers

Never had thought of this untill I stumbled on someone's PC in my college Local network. All these are such innocent prayers that GOD himself would be confused.

Have a look.....!!

I will be glad if you leave comments and let me know how you feel about these sweet thoughts of Kids. 

Funny : BaBies - the most beautiful gift of GOD

Do you Know why all the babies are so Charming and Beautiful ??

Because they are unaffected by the worldly illusions, the so called " Maya " in hindi.
These are some of my collections. I would like to share with you.

Aren't they so sweet ??
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Mind to leave a comment it you like my collection..... More is coming up.

Health : A Hope To Fight The Amyothrophic Lateral Schlerosis

I am also a patient affected by Amyotrphic Lateral Schlerosis. I was diagnosed of it when I was in my early twenties. It's almost about three years since then. I had been searching almost everyday for something hopeful regarding the Motor neuron Defect. 

Yesterday, one of my dearset friend,very much concerned about me, send me a mail. You can log on to to read the same. When I read it, tears all of a sudden rolled down from my eyes. Now, I can think about having a normal life again. In a statement written by Dr. Zhu Ming, Vice President of Huaihua Red Cross Hospital, they gave their chinese method of treatment upon treating various chronic and difficult health problems including ALS which is considered to be one of the most difficult disease to be cured. Western medicine has almost given up on treating such a difficult disease except for offering Rilutek tablets which seem to be of no help.

From the western medicine viewpoint, the cause of ALS is unknown. The patient may lose the muscle and strength of the four limbs and then the boby step by step. In 3 to 5 years the pateint may not be able to walk even and may have to take up to wheelchair. 
The international TCM ( Traditional chinese medicine ) service team now has approximately sixty working staff, including medical professors, doctors, acupuncturists, translators, nurses, guards, office clerks, etc. Frankly, since their international service started from the end of 2005, in the first year, they had about ten ALS patients, most of them did not see any improvement. However, the first year practice brings about good experience.The major treatment methods are drinking Chinese herbal tea, medical massage and acupuncture. From October 2006 to April 2007, their clinical statistics reveals that they had 14 patients from USA, Canada, Israel, Sweden, Algeria, Czech, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Yugoslavia, Portugal and China. Their ages range from 30 to 65 years old, their treatment periods range from one month to four months. The results indicate that 6 patients had very obvious improvement, 5 patients had some improvement, and 3 patients had no improvement.

The true expereince of some of the patients have been given in their website with videos. Log on to it to find out more. I assure you, you will feel better.

All the best to all my friends who have been with ALS like me.

Love : "My Idea of a Perfect First Date "

I don't think there can be anything more romantic for me than this !!

This girl "Venus", I have got my crush on her and her only. I saw her only once. But, felt something like I know her long time ago. She was such a pretty. I always had felt to capture every moment of her in camera. But, I don't have camera at that time, so can't do it.

I was after her for more than two years, then only she gave me the green signal. She was studying in some other place and I studied in another place. So, that evening itself when she said  I got into the bus and headed towards her place. It was the midst of Winter cold and I only with a jacket and a warm trouser, was filled with too much of enthusiasm. I was never allowed to travel alone, even for some few miles by my parents. They were too concerned about my safety as I was their only son. But, I don't know how I got the courage to go there. The place was totally unknown to me, only I know that her College was some 30.00 mins distance from the bus stop. I reached the place at 12.06 a.m. It was dark and very cold. I never thought that I could be that much cold. I was shivering hard. There was only one taxi and I ran towards it. I ask him to take me to the college in such a way that I know the place very well. Otherwise, I was scared that I may get thugged. 

It took around 30.00 mins to reach her college. I thought that there should be some hotels around the campus as it was quite a reputed college. I was thinking of spending the night in it if I get one. But, all of a sudden when I saw nothing like a hotel, I felt the cold more severely. It seemed like all my blood were frozen inside my arteries and vein. There were two security person at the gate. They were fighting the cold night with a small fire from firewoods. I walked upto them and ask if I can find a hotel nearby. The response, I knew it from before. They asked me what work do I have here. I lied that I had come to meet a friend. And to make it more real I added I can't go the hostels also as I don't exactly know which block and room number. They ask me to take the comfort of the fire with them. We talked for some minutes. Then one of them invited me to the security quater to spend the night there. I agreed as I felt good about them, and they seem to be harmless. I spend the night there in their quater. Then in the morning he dropped me to the PCO as I told him.

Now, one thing I didn't tell you before. My girlfriend doesn't know that I was coming there to meet her. I wanted this to be her first gift. I called her from the public call phone and told her "I will be waiting at the gate of your hostel." She was damned shocked. She didn't beleive me at first. Then I went to her hostel and was waiting for her outside the gate. She, after a little while came down. That moment was one of my most precious moment and will be one the bests. She was so pretty, wearing a purple SALWAR, with a silver earings with blue jems on it. She wore a light pink lipstick and her hair was a little wet. She might have came just after the bath. Nothing could have been more beautiful than her at that moment...........

I spend the whole day with her. She took me to many places she knew of. She make me feel that she loves me a lot and that was enough for me to live with.

This is my Perfect First Date. It was on the 31st of december, 2005. See I still remember everything. 

Career : Excellent Manager

An excellent manager taps into talents and resources in order to support and bring out the best in others. An outstanding manager evokes possibility in others.

1. Creativity
Creativity is what separates competence from excellence. Creativity is the spark that propels projects forward and that captures peoples' attention. Creativity is the ingredient that pulls the different pieces together into a cohesive whole, adding zest and appeal in the process.

2. Structure
The context and structure we work within always have a set of parameters, limitations and guidelines. A stellar manager knows how to work within the structure and not let the structure impinge upon the process or the project. Know the structure intimately, so as to guide others to effectively work within the given parameters. Do this to expand beyond the boundaries.

3. Intuition
Intuition is the capacity of knowing without the use of rational processes; it's the cornerstone of emotional intelligence. People with keen insight are often able to sense what others are feeling and thinking; consequently, they're able to respond perfectly to another through their *deeper understanding. * The stronger one's intuition, the stronger manager one will be.

4. Knowledge
A thorough knowledge base is essential. The knowledge base must be so ingrained and integrated into their being that they become *transparent, * focusing on the employee and what s/he needs to learn, versus focusing on the knowledge base. The excellent manager lives from a knowledge base, without having to draw attention to it.

5. Commitment
A manager is committed to the success of the project and of all team members. S/he holds the vision for the collective team and moves the team closer to the end result. It's the manager's commitment that pulls the team forward during trying times.

6. Being Human
Employees value leaders who are human and who don't hide behind their authority. The best leaders are those who aren't afraid to be themselves. Managers who respect and connect with others on a human level inspire great loyalty.

7. Versatility
Flexibility and versatility are valuable qualities in a manager. Beneath the flexibility and versatility is an ability to be both non-reactive and not attached to how things have to be. Versatility implies an openness  this openness allows the leader to quickly *change on a dime* when necessary. Flexibility and versatility are the pathways to speedy responsiveness.

8. Lightness
A stellar manager doesn't just produce outstanding results; s/he has fun in the process! Lightness doesn't impede results but rather, helps to move the team forward. Lightness complements the seriousness of the task at hand as well as the resolve of the team, therefore contributing to strong team results and retention.

9. Discipline/Focus
Discipline is the ability to choose and live from what one pays attention to. Discipline as self-mastery can be exhilarating! Role model the ability to live from your intention consistently and you'll role model an important leadership quality.

10. Big Picture, Small Actions 
Excellent managers see the big picture concurrent with managing the details. Small actions lead to the big picture; the excellent manager is skillful at doing both: think big while also paying attention to the details.

Nature : " The Morning SUN "

I watch the morning sun today. I have heard many a times that the morning sun, just emerging from the horizon is breathtaking. I also felt that it should be very beautiful, but never ever thought of experiencing it personally. I defied myself from the heavenly feeling, knowingly or unknowingly. Today, I have felt the heavenly touch, when the the first Sun-Ray from the sun struck my eyes. I felt proud within myself because I can say that " for today the SUN is mine". I am the first person on this earth that the SUN met for this day. 

The first Ray the struck me has lighten up the darkest corner of me. I have tried for many a times to feel whole again. But, that Ray has done the magic in just one moment. Now, I feel whole all over again. I feel the light, deep inside me. I feel as if I am blessed by the mother nature

I will never forget this experience .

Technology : A boon to the DOOM

This is an inevitable part of modern lifestyle....the "Plastics". It is considered to be one of the most important gift of the ever developing technology. But, only a few really knows the adverse effects of the boon to the modern worlds. Almost in everything plastics have become the key component. 

Now, this is something new that has annoyed me for the past somedays. Canadian researchers have found that Bisphenol A (BPA) the chemical used in making plastic containers,might be responsible for impairing many brain functions such as learning and remembering. They also fear that it could be a factor behind Alzheimer's schizophrenia and depression. BPA is globally used in making plastic water bottles, baby food bottles, food containers and dental prostheses. In their study, the researchers at the University of Guelph near here found that BPA might be leaking foods kept in the plastic containers. 

When these foods and liquids are consumed, they said, the chemical might be getting into the human might be getting into human system, disrupting communication between brains neurons which is vital in understading and remembering. According to researcher Neil MacLusky, the slow doses of this chemical badly impair the formation of synapses in the areas of the human brain linked to learning. 

This is a matter to be considered seriously !!

Spiritual : "Impermanence.....Think about IT"

How many of us have seriously thought about " DeaTH " ?

Let me tell you something about it. It's a fact which we all try to avoid but, it's the only fact which will give you freedom from the fear of DeaTH.

"There is no place on earth where DeaTH cannot find us- even if we constantly twist our heads about in all directions as in a dubious and suspect land....If there were any way of sheltering from death's blows- I am not to recoil from it... But, it is madness to think that you can succed...

Men come and they go and they trot and they dance, and never a word about DeaTH. All well and good. Yet when DeaTH does come- to them, their wives, their children, their friends- catching them unawares and unprepared, then what storms of passion overwhelm them, what cries, what fury, what despair !...

To begin depriving DeaTH of its greatest advantage over us, let us adopt a way clean contrary to that common one; let us deprive DeaTH of its strangeness, let us frequent it, let us get used to it; let us have nothing more often in mind than DeaTH... We do not know where DeaTH awaits us; so let us wait for it everywhere. To practice DeaTH is to practice freedom. A man who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave. "



Thoughts : " Dare to think "

Guys, how many of us have seen about our lives from the eyes of someone else ? Well, I hope, very few of us did it. We see our lives only through our eyes. Imagine, you are on the top of a mountain and you can see each and everyone in this world, can see everything about everyone. You keep your obsevation upon them. Then, you will find that, each and every human being is living the same life, same course, same problems, and same solutions to them also. the only different is the appearance. It is just like the same old chair, repainted every year. but, the chair is the same chair, even if we paint it with different colours. 

We are born, grew up, study in the meantime, enters adulthood, fall in love, get married, bear children, bring them up, get old and then die. This was the most macroscopic overview of our life. Okay, let’s consider one part of it. Say, love….. We meet someone. Then we started talking, develop feelings for each other. Then we say, we are in love. We talk about doing this and that for each other, romantic talks and then physical intimacies etc.  Sometimes we get into some arguments, then we fight. After sometime again, we realizes our mistakes and get back into the realtionship as normal. Then the same routine follows every week. At times,got break up also. Then, we meet someone else, does the same thing all over again. Or incase, no break up, then they got married, bear children and so on……

This is the same for almost all of us,everyone in this world. Are we not bored of these same old thing ??

Think about it. Give your comments. Looking forward for your opinions.