Yay! I’ve reached my 50th story on Medium. Of these more than 80% of them have been published in different publications. Here’s a full list of them:
There’s a reason why I did not send the remainder to publications. I am generally an impatient guy. If something doesn’t get done ASAP, I blow my top.
I expect that if I send in my story to a publication it will be seen and accepted — or rejected — within 24 hours. Once the 24 hour moratorium has passed, I withdraw the story from the publication and self-publish.
I don’t care for…
A caring relationship does not need a big talk. A soft message is enough. Because it not the mouth that speaks, it is the heart that feels. Trust what you feel, not what you hear.
Sharing a lovely relationship depends not only on spoken words but also on understanding the unspoken feelings.
In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth and made the Earth fertile for plants to grow. Man and Woman planted vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, green, yellow and red bell peppers, carrots, tomatoes and other vegetables. They planted wheat, rice, corn and maize and added breads to their foods so that they would live long and healthy lives.
God populated the Earth with animals such as cows, goats and sheep. Man and Woman learnt how to get milk and cream from these animals. Food was nutritious, healthy and plentiful.
God created natural yogurt from milk that was…
One thing that I have found in my decades of teaching young children is that they are bloody smart. They can think out of the box. They come up with highly practical solutions that would put Elon Musk to shame.
Are you ready for this? Something that me and my colleagues face while teaching children everyday?
I have lost thousands of dollars as a victim of various frauds perpetrated by swindlers in my country and overseas. The one that really hurts me to this day is being defrauded by the notorious Nigerian group known as 419 (not sure if it exists now).
I was hunting for jobs having returned from the UK to India in 2000. There was this email saying that a distant relative of mine had died in Nigeria leaving a fortune of 20 million dollars. Nobody had claimed the money for over a year and the bank was going to close the account…
“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place. I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.”
Thus spoke Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest boxers of all time.
I can relate to that. I…
Overheard conversation between two people in a pub:
“Hi Fred! How are you?”
“Hi Sam! I’m doing fine, thanks. You looking bright and cheerful compared to the last time I met you. What’s the secret? Won the lottery?”
“Naah! Better than that. Remember I told you that I was fed up with being burgled and mugged every other day?”
“Yup. So you got your things back?”
“ Not just that. I have complete protection from any form of theft or mugging.”
“Well, if you look around, you will see men in dark glasses sitting around watching me.”
I take it as a compliment when people tell me I look old. I don’t see why I should inject myself with Botox, colour my hair and smear anti-aging creams all over my face. For whom? What am I trying to hide? Grey hair, crow’s feet, sagging skin, hollow cheeks due to loss of teeth — I have them all.
I am not going to specify any age when one is declared as old. At heart, body and in mind, you may feel you are still young. However, legally, you become a senior citizen in most countries at the young…
Regardless of whether it is scientifically true or not, there are different types of people based on their body structure.
Some eat anything and everything and remain lean. These types have a wonderfully overactive metabolism. Others, like me, put on weight simply thinking about a cheeseburger.
All of us know that if you’re eating the right foods and you pair your diet with the right physical activity, you’re bound to keep your weight in check. We have all done that. The problem is to maintain this ideal weight throughout life. It is hard for most of us to continue dieting…