A tribute to all Software Engineers!

Apne Project ke bojh tale daba jaa raha hai,

Wo dekho ek Software engineer ja raha hai,

Zindagi se hara hua hai,

Par “Bugs” se haar nahi maanta,

Apne application ki ek ek line isey rati hui hai,

par aaj kaun se rang ke moje pehne hain, ye nahi jaanta,

Din par din ek excel file banata ja raha hai

Wo dekho ek Software engineer ja raha hai,

Das hazaar line ke code main error dhoond lete hain lekin,

Majboor dost ki ankhon ki nami dikhayi nahi deti,

PC pe hazaar windows khuli hain,

Par dil ki khidki pe koi dastak sunayi nahi deti,

Satuday-Sunday nahata nahi, week days ko naha raha hai,

Wo dekho ek Software engineer ja raha hai,

Coding karte karte pata hi nahi chala,

Bugs ki priority kab maa-baap se high ho gayi,

Kitabon mein gulab rakhne wala , cigerette ke dhuyen mein kho gaya,

Dil ki zameen se armaanon ki vidayi ho gayi,

Weekends pe daroo peke jo jashn mana raha hai,

Wo dekho ek Software engineer ja raha hai,

Maze lena ho toh isse pooch lo,

“Salary Increment” ki party kab dila rahe ho,

Hansi udana ho to pooch lo,

“Onsite” kab ja rahe ho?

Wo dekho onsite se laute team-mate ki chocolates kha raha hai,

Wo dekho ek Software engineer ja raha hai,

Kharche badh rahe hain,

Baal kam ho rahe hain,

KRA ki date aati nahi,

Income Tax ke sitam ho rahe hain,

Lo phir se bus choot gayi, Auto se aa raha hai,

Wo dekho ek Software engineer ja raha hai,

Pizza gale se nahi utarta,

Toh “Coke” ke sahare nigal liya jata hai,

Office ki “Thali” dekh munh hai bigadta,

Maa ke hath ka wo khana baar baar yaad aata hai,

“Sprout bhel” bani hai phir bhi, free “Evening Snacks” kha raha hai,

Wo dekho ek Software engineer ja raha hai,

Aapne ab tak lee hongi bahut si chutikiya,

Software engg. ke jivan ka sach batati ye aakhri kuch panktiyan,

Hazaron ki tankhwah wala, company ki karodon ki jeb bharta hai,

Software engg. wahi ban sakta hai, jo lohe ka jigar rakhta hai,

Hum log jee jee ke marte hain, zindagi hai kuch aisi,

Ek fauj ki naukri, doosri software engg. ki, dono ek jaisi,

Is kavita ka har shabd mere dil ki gehrayi se aa raha hai,

Wo dekho ek Software engineer ja raha hai.



A stylized representation of a red flag, usefu...

Red flag -signifying socialism. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An economics professor at a local college said that he had never failed a single student before but had once failed an entire class.

That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism. All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A.

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.
The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.

As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.

The second test average was a D!

No one was happy.

When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great but when

government takes the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.

Could not be any simpler than that.

What a profound short little paragraph that says it all
“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”

Muhammad Ali’s Lesson to his Daughters

Cover of "More Than a Hero: Muhammad Ali'...

Muhammad Ali - More Than a Hero

The following incident took place when Muhammad Ali’s daughters arrived at his home wearing clothes that were not modest. Here is the story as told by one of his daughters:

When we finally arrived, the chauffeur escorted my younger sister, Laila, and me up to my father’s suite. As usual, he was hiding behind the door waiting to scare us. We exchanged many hugs and kisses as we could possibly give in one day.

My father took a good look at us. Then he sat me down on his lap and said something that I will never forget. He looked me straight in the eyes and said, “Hana, everything that God made valuable in the world is covered and hard to get to. Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected. Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell. Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered with layers and layers of rock. You’ve got to work hard to get to them.”

He looked at me with serious eyes. “Your body is sacred. You’re far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too.”

Source: Taken from the book: More Than A Hero: Muhammad Ali’s Life Lessons Through His Daughter’s Eyes.