An Indian…on time?

IST stands for Indian Standard Time…for the world.

Come to India and that magically changes to Indian Stretchable Time. Here in India everybody is in a hurry but no one is ever on time. Reaching late for events is a habit we have been grown up with. The best part is we accept it as a matter of fact and do not even feel embarrassed about it 🙂 [notice the smiley? I am one of them myself 🙂 …and I know you reading this, is silently saying ‘me too’]

Maggi promised us ready noodles in 2-minutes, I don’t believe I have met anyone till date who claims to have cooked it in 2-minutes.   

So, why we are we always late..errr never on time? 😉 I guess basically it is to show-off that we are important, busy and have a hectic life. I can’t think of anything else, the simple thinking that goes behind this is, as a person I have lots of work to do and being early to a function/event means that you have nothing better to do and that’s why you’re one of the earliest and the chances are even the host would be surprised and he’ll crack a joke or two on your punctuality and it is then at that very moment, you decide “I will never be early again” PUNCTUALITY & INDIA do not walk hand in hand. If you are punctual and living in India..you have a serious problem..have yourself checked 😉

The story doesn’t end here. Students are late for classes, teachers are late for lectures, public transport is consistently late, government officials…need I say more!?

We have two types of Indians, The 1st type of people are loitering around aimlessly or engaging in conversation with total strangers and the 2nd type of people are jostling and pushing at bus stops and vegetable markets, as if their time is most precious in this country.

Which category do you fit into?

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In one’s Time

Received this as a Whats app message, made a lot of sense..hence decided to share it with my fellow bloggers here 🙂  Read below;

Kenya is 2 hours ahead of Nigeria but it does not mean that Nigeria is slow or that Kenya is fast. Both countries are working based on their own “Time Zone”

Someone is still single. Someone got married and waited 10 years before having a child, there is another who had a baby within a year of marriage.

Someone graduated at the age of 22,yet waited 5 years before securing a good job; and there is another who graduated at 27 and secured employment immediately!

Someone raised to the CEO position at 25 and died at 50 while another became a CEO at 50 and lived up to 90 years.

Everyone works based on their ‘Time Zone’

People can have things worked out only according to their pace.

Work in your “time zone”

Colleagues, friends, younger ones might “seem” to go ahead of you, don’t envy them or mock them, it’s their Time Zone. You are in yours!

We’re never late…

We’re never early…

We’re very much on time…everytime!

What is Prayer?

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Prayer doesn’t just happen when we kneel or put hands together and focus and expect things from God

Instead…

Thinking positive and wishing good for othersThat is Prayer

When you hug a friend That’s a Prayer

When you cook something to nourish family & friends That’s a prayer

When we send off our near & dear ones and say ‘Drive safely’ or ‘Be safe’That’s a prayer

When you are helping someone in need by giving your time and energy You are praying

Praying is a Vibration – A feeling – A thought

Prayer is the voice of love, friendship, genuine relationships.