In the Search of Diamond

  • There was a farmer, who was living happily in Africa.

    One day a wise man came to him and told him about the glory of diamonds and
    the power that goes along with them.

    The wise man said, "If you had a diamond the size of your thumb, you could have your own city. If you had a diamond the size of your fist, you could probably own your own country."
    And then he went away.

    That night the farmer couldn't sleep. He was unhappy.

    The next morning he made arrangements to sell off his farm, took care of his family and 
    went in search of diamonds.

    He looked all over Africa and couldn't find any diamonds.

    He looked all through Europe and couldn't find any diamonds.

    When he got to Spain, he was emotionally, physically and financially broke.

    He got so disheartened that he threw himself into the Barcelona River and committed suicide.

    Back home, the person who had bought his farm was watering the camels at a stream that ran through the farm. Across the stream, the rays of the morning sun hit a stone and made it sparkle like a rainbow.
    He picked up the stone and put it in the living room.

    That afternoon, the wise man came and saw the stone sparkling.

    He asked about farmer.

    The new owner said, "No, why do you ask?"

    The wise man said, "Because that is a diamond. I recognize one when I see one."

    The man said, no, that's just a stone I picked up from the stream. Come, I'll show you. There are many more."

    They went and picked some samples and sent them for analysis. Sure enough, the stones were diamonds.

    They found that the farm was indeed covered with acres and acres of diamonds.

    Moral of the Story:

    When our attitude is right, we realize that we are all walking on acres and acres of diamonds.

    Opportunity is always under our feet. We don't have to go anywhere. 
    All we need to do is recognize it.

    When people don't know how to recognize opportunity, they complain of noise when it knocks.

    The same opportunity never knocks twice. The next one may be better or worse, but it is never the same one.

    Two Paths to be happy in life

  • Never take help of Tears to show Your Emotions 


    Never take help of Words to show Your Anger.

    Why Husband avoid answers or replies to Wife's Questions?

  • Wife:  What would you do if I die? Would you get married again?
    Husband: Definitely not!

    Wife: Why not? Don't you like being married?
    Husband: Of course I do.

    Wife: Then why wouldn't you remarry?
    Husband: Okay, okay, I'd get married again.

    Wife: You would?
    Husband: .......?

    Wife: Would you live in our house?
    Husband: Sure, it's a great house.

    Wife: Would you sleep with her in our bed?
    Husband: Where else would we sleep?

    Wife: Would you let her drive my car?
    Husband: Probably, it is almost new.

    Wife: Would you replace my pictures with hers?
    Husband: That would seem like the proper thing to do.

    Wife: Would you give her my jewelry?
    Husband: No, I'm sure she'd want her own.

    Wife: Would she wear my shoes?
    Husband: No, her size is 6.

    Wife: ...Silence.
    Husband: Shit.

    Interview Questions

  • Below are the Very Impressive Interview Questions, which were asked in HR Round:

    Question 1:
    You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night, it’s raining heavily, when suddenly you pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for a bus:
    1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
    2. An old friend who once saved your life.
    3. The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.

    Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing very well that there could only be one passenger in your car?

    This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.

    ~You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and 
    thus you should save her first, or

    ~You could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and 
    this would be the perfect chance to pay him back.

    ~However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.

    The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer. 
    Guess what was his answer?

    * He simply answered:
    "I would give the car keys to my Old friend and let him take the lady to the hospital. 
    I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams."

    Question 2:
    What will you do if I run away with your sister?"

    *The candidate who was selected answered " I will not get a better match for my sister than you sir"

    Question 3:
    Interviewer (to a student girl candidate) – What is one morning you woke up and 
    found that you were pregnant?
    *Girl – I will be very excited and take an off, to celebrate with my husband.

    Normally, an unmarried girl will be shocked to hear this, but she managed it well. 
    Why I should think it in the wrong way, she said later when asked.

    Question 4:
    Interviewer: He ordered a cup of coffee for the candidate. 
    Coffee arrived kept before the candidate, then he asked what is before you?

    *Candidate: Instantly replied "Tea".

    He got selected.

    You know how and why did he say "TEA" when he knows very well that coffee was kept before.

    (Answer: The question was "What is before you (U – alphabet) Reply was "TEA" ( T – alphabet)

    Alphabet "T" was before Alphabet "U"

    Question 5:
    Where Lord Rama would have celebrated his "First Diwali"?

    People will start thinking of Ayodya, Mitila [Janaki's place], Lanka etc…

    But the logic is, Diwali was a celebrated as a mark of Lord Krishna.
    Killing Narakasura. In Dasavataar, Krishnavathaar comes after Raamavathaar.
    *So, Lord Rama would not have celebrated the Diwali At all! 

    Question 6:
    The interviewer asked to the candidate "This is your last question of the interview. 
    Please tell me the exact position of the center of this table where u have kept your files."

    *Candidate confidently put one of his finger at some point at the table and 
    told that this was the central point at the table.

    Interviewer asked how did u get to know that this being the central point
    of this table, then he answers quickly that

    "Sir, You are not likely to ask any more question, as it was the last question
    that u promised to ask"

    And hence, he was selected as because of his quick-wittedness.

    IAS Exam Toppers Answers

  • Q. What looks like half apple ?
    A: The other half. (UPSC Topper).

    Q. How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
    A. Concrete floors are very hard to crack! (UPSC Topper)

    Q. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?
    A. It will Wet or Sink as simple as that. (UPSC IAS Rank 2)

    Q. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and
    three oranges in the other hand, what would you have?
    A. Very large hands. (UPSC 11 Rank Opted for IPS)

    Q. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
    A. It is not a problem, since you will never find an elephant with one hand.
    (UPSC Rank 14 Opted for IES)

    Q. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
    A. No time at all it is already built. (UPSC 23 Rank Opted for IFS)

    Q. How can a man go eight days without sleep?
    A. No Probs , He sleeps at night. (UPSC IAS Rank 98)

    Q. Bay of Bengal is in which state?
    A: Liquid (UPSC 33Rank).

    Q. What happened when wheel was invented ?
    A: It caused a revolution.

    Q. What can you never eat for breakfast ?
    A: Dinner.

    Oral communication between Old Man and Young Man

  • Once an Old Man was waiting for a train and sitting on a Bench.
    A Young Man came and asked him the time.

    The Man Refused to Tell the time.

    Young Man insisted again and again but, Old Man Denied.

    Young Man asked the reason ?

    Then the Old Man said : If I tell you the time, then You will ask My name, My job, etc and 
    then i will ask Yours.Both of us will become frank. By chance you may got the seat near me. 
    Then you may get down to my station. My Daughter will come to recieve Me. 
    She will meet you. She is very Beautiful. You may fall in love with her,and she may too.

    Then she may insist to marry You. Even may threaten me , and 

    I am sorry that I don't want such a poor  Son-in-law, who hasn't even got his 
    Own Watch to see the Time!!??

    Understand Things Better

  • On a cold winter day Akbar and Birbal took a walk along the lake.

    A thought came to Birbal that a man would do anything for money. He expressed his feelings to Akbar. Akbar then put his finger into the lake and immediately removed it because he shivered with cold. Akbar said “I don’t think a man would spend an entire night in the cold water of this lake for money.”

    Birbal replied “I am sure I can find such a person.”

    Akbar then challenged Birbal into finding such a person and said that he would reward the person with a
    thousand gold coins.

    Birbal searched far and wide until he found a poor man who was desperate enough to accept the challenge.

    The poor man entered the lake and Akbar had guards posted near him to make sure that he really did as

    The next morning the guards took the poor man to Akbar.

    Akbar asked the poor man if he had indeed spent the night in the lake. The poor man replied that he had.
    Akbar then asked the poor man how he managed to spend the night in the lake. 

    The poor man replied that there was a street lamp near by and he kept his attention affixed on the lamp and away from the cold.

    Akbar then said that there would be no reward as the poor man had survived the night in the lake by the warmth of the street lamp.

    The poor man went to Birbal for help.

    The next day, Birbal did not go to court.
    The king wondering where he was sent a messenger to his home. 

    The messenger came back saying that Birbal would come once his Rice was cooked. The king waited hours but Birbal did not come. 

    Finally the king decided to go to Birbal’s house and see what he was up to.

    He found Birbal sitting on the floor near some burning twigs and a bowl filled with Rice hanging five feet above the fire. The king and his attendants couldn’t help but laugh.

    Akbar then said to Birbal “How can the Rice be cooked if it so far away from the fire?”

    Birbal answered “The same way the poor man received heat from a street lamp that was more than a furlong

    The King understood his mistake and gave the poor man his reward.

    Moral: Understand Things Better. 

    Tips for Healthy Heart

  • The following are some of the Tips to reduce Heart Disease or 25 Tips for healthy Heart:

    01. Eat more of grains, vegetables, beans, greens, fruits, fish, seeds, and yogurt.
    02. Eat less of milk, cheese, and nuts.
    03. Add garlic to your recipes.
    04. Beta-carotene rich foods like carrots, cabbage, sweet potatoes, and dark leafy greens.
    05. Reduce sodium: intake to no more than 1 1/4 teaspoons of salt per day.
    06. Eat regular meals.
    07. Drink water, throughout the day.
    08. Switch from coffee to tea.
    09. Exercise regularly.
    10. Take the stairs instead of an elevator or escalator.
    11. Do house work. Take it as an extra chance to exercise.
    12. Healthy weight should be maintained.
    13. Quit smoking.
    14. Avoid alcohol.
    15. Sleep adequately.
    16. Blood pressure should be monitored.
    17. Cholesterol should be monitored.
    18. Work Schedule should be regular to avoid too much stress.
    19. Practice stress-reduction techniques such as deep-breathing, Yoga and meditation.
    20. Laughter is a good medicine.
    21. Medical check-ups should be done regularly.
    22. Control diabetes.
    23. Family History of cardiovascular disease should be known.
    24. Love: Give it and receive it.
    25. Medication prescribed by doctor should be taken.
    The above twenty five tips are reproduced below in a Pictorial Form:

    What do you mean by Failure?

  • Failure doesn't mean - "You've wasted your life",
    It means - "You have a reason to start afresh".

    Failure doesn't mean - "You should give up",
    It means - "You must try harder".

    Failure doesn't mean - "You have been a fool,"
    It means - "You had a lot of faith".

    Failure doesn't mean - "You don't have it",
    It means - "You were willing to try".


    Failure doesn't mean - "You are inferior",
    It means - "You are not perfect".

    Failure doesn't mean - "You are a failure,"
    It means - "You have not succeeded".

    Failure doesn't mean - "You accomplished nothing",
    It means - "You have learned something".

    Failure doesn't mean - "You'll never make it",
    It means - "It will take a little longer".

    Failure doesn't mean - "God has abandoned you",
    It means - "God has a better way for you".

    "Failure means Delay and not Defeat."

    Always there is a Way

  • One day Emperor Akbar and Birbal were taking a walk in one of  gardens in his Kingdom.

    It was a nice summer morning and there were plenty of crows happily playing around the pond.
    While watching the crows, a question came into Akbar's mind.

    The Question is "How many crows were there in his kingdom"? 
    Since, Birbal was accompanying him, he asked this question to Birbal.

    Birbal answered that “there are ninety nine thousand nine hundred and fifty one crows in the Kingdom”.
    Amazed by his quick response, Akbar tried to test him again.

    “What if there are more crows than you answered?” Without hesitating Birbal replied,

    “If there are more crows than my answer, then some crows are visiting from other neighboring kingdoms”.

    Again Akbar asked "what if there are less crows"?

    Birbal replied, “Then some crows from our kingdom have gone on holidays to other places”.

    There is always a way, if you think with ease.

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