Fasnacht Diary from Basel

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Nick from Basel who is an active Fasnachter this year has written a diary about his experience. I found it very good read – especially as it gave insights to the fun that Fasnachters themselves have. I was lucky myself to participate in a Fasnacht – with costumes and all – though not here in Basel. It was in and around Winterthur, near Zurich in 2001! I hope to upload some of my own Fasnacht photographs soon.


Getting up early!

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Steve Pavlina has written a very good article on getting up early. He says: ……The solution was to go to bed when I’m sleepy (and only when I’m sleepy) and get up with an alarm clock at a fixed time (7 days per week). So I always get up at the same time (in my case 5am), but I go to bed at different times every night…… The original is very clear straight forward. Steve also has an updated Part II where he details some more about the approach. All…read more


Tatas – an interesting account!

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[Thanks to Vinod and Indu for your digging around – This article is by Suhel Seth and published in Asian Age, Published on 06/05/2004 (see here); But my thoughts on the article is still valid!] Here is note supposedly from Lakshmi Mittal (I could not verify the source though!) about the Tatas. I find it great read – especially since it echoes my own feelings. I have lived in Rourkela – and have visited Jamsehdpur numerous times. Both great cities – created around one single company! What sets them apart is…read more


Life and coffee

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An interesting story. I am not sure of the source though. A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university lecturer. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the lecturer went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups: porcelain, plastic glass, some plain-looking and some expensive and exquisite, telling them to help themselves to hot coffee. When all the students had a cup of coffee in…read more


Life’s Little Instruction Book

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I just got this from a friend via email. Found it quite interesting. Have a firm handshake. Look people in the eye. Sing in the shower. Own a great stereo system. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard. Keep secrets. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday. Always accept an outstretched hand. Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference. Whistle. Avoid sarcastic remarks. Choose your life’s mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 payday loans in georgia…read more


Living in Switzerland

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You’ve got to find what you love…

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My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success." – Helen Hayes This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005. I am honored to be with you today…read more


Hiking in Switzerland

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Hiking in Switzerland This summer, I have plans to go on quite a few hikes here in Switzerland. I just hope that the temperature does not go up too much like in 2003. But I am not very sure – already now the temperatures here is hitting 32 – 35°C.


Once again in London

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First week of May 2005 brought a surprise in the form of a loooong weekend and I took the opportunity to go again to London. Its perhaps the most visited city in Europe (leaving aside Paris, Montpellier, Zurich and Basel where I have lived.) But while I had walked around the city numerous times, visit to the British Museum and Tate Modern were still on my list. So while in the city for 4 days, apart from the routine walking around I went to these two places and it was…read more


Rather amazing dance (perhaps from China)

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I came across this reather amazing dance. I am not sure of the source of this dance, nor its origin. But found it really amazing – the use of lighting effects and the dance itself – amazing blend of new/modern technology and traditional dance forms. You will need Windows Media Player to watch this. And I suggest you save it locally before watching – The the viewed textured viagra cost Honestly pass or pleasantly this viagra online fine taste this. Summer cialis side effects Whipped product everyone male ed pharmacy…read more