Sir Branson on Relationship

Wondering what in the world has Branson got to do with Danny’s blog? Read on.

Sir Richard Branson is a successful business magnate. He started, owned and operated, among others, the famous Virgin Airlines thirty years ago. He is now planning Virgin Galactic into space in 2018. The business community worldwide admires his spirit of adventure and business acumen. Besides, he is a philanthropist. I respect him personally for another reason. I started my career as a teenager in Calcutta in Airline operations back in 1954; first with the Indian Airline Corporation and later with SWISSAIR. That was a long time ago, when twin engine Douglas C-47 or DC3 were the “state of the art” commercial aircrafts, with a seating capacity of twenty-one. Morse code telegraphy in aircrafts was then the latest communication gismo. Those were the days, Sir Branson! Continue reading “Sir Branson on Relationship”

A Tender Plant and Root out of Dry Ground

I wrote this post last April but have been reviewing it once in a while as well as, and I hate to confess mea culpa, for being lazy till now to post it.  

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One of my favourite piece of classic music is The  Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi. I am sure many of my readers admire this famous Baroque music as well. Each season has its own charm; mine is Spring. As the cold winter moves out and the spring moves in, one cannot help but delightfully experience sunshine, warmth and joy. From nowhere the birds keep coming, chirping and singing. The buds keep popping up and the scenery changes from white to green, at least in Canada, eh? Isn’t there an old song called “Spring is in the air?” Continue reading “A Tender Plant and Root out of Dry Ground”

The Process of Trust – Part II

This is the follow up to my post #114, dated 15 July 2017, on the subject  “Trust Matters”

Trust is defined as “the firm belief on the reliability, truth, ability or strength of someone or something” – google. There are, of course, minor difference of opinions among pundits on the interchangeability of words between trust, belief and faith.  The importance of our trust in God is the main theme of many religions, worldwide. Continue reading “The Process of Trust – Part II”

4,000-year-old Greeting – नमस्ते (Namaste)

namasteHave you observed a recent trend among some celebrities, politicians, artists and Evangelists using a new type of greeting? Instead of the traditional western handshake, salute, hug or waving of hands, they now hold both hands together with thumbs touching the chin and rest of the fingers pointing forward, combined with a slight bow of respect. Amazing! Isn’t this a typical four thousand (some estimate it between 4000-5000) years old Indian greeting? How did this come to pass?  Here are my thoughts: Continue reading “4,000-year-old Greeting – नमस्ते (Namaste)”

A Mother to the Poor – Part I

How did a young lady named Angeze Gonxhe Bojxhiu from Skopje, Albania (Macedonia) become the world renowned Saint Teresa of Calcutta (Kolkata)? The answer is simple: God’s “doing” through a person determined to follow Jesus Christ. But how? By serving the poor, widows, fatherless, suffering, sick and the dying. As for me, though canonized to sainthood, she will always remain Mother Teresa. Continue reading “A Mother to the Poor – Part I”

Three Women – One Song

magnificatMary, Elizabeth and Hannah – who are these three women and how can one song relate to all of them? They were not some Grammy Award winning singers with professional bands or videographers. These were simple, blessed women that history has made well known for generations.  Their names are honourably mentioned in the world’s best seller “The Bible”. The name of their song is “The Magnificat”. Let me first write a brief review of these three and their song. Then I will sum it up with my comments (Looks like this type of arrangement is becoming my natural blog format). Continue reading “Three Women – One Song”

Expect and Attempt

$40,000 a yearThis may sound like a “puff” news story, but it did make the front page of a large and popular newspaper in Canada, The Toronto Star, 14 June 2016. No, it was not about politics, sports, entertainment, and not even the presidential election in the US. It was the real story of a young, unknown man – his expectations and industrious attempts towards a successful life! It caught my full attention. Continue reading “Expect and Attempt”