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April 5, 2012

Book Review: David Allen’s ‘Ready for Anything’

If you are a sucker for How-to Books – you might like it and think it’s well worth it. But on the other hand, you might not find a lot of original stuff in it. No, I don’t mean it’s plagiarized or anything like that – what I do mean is the ideas discussed in it have been around for ages…I guess, every busy individual who has loads of stuff to do might have discovered them through trial and error on their own at some point in their lives… By Fareeha Qayoom
March 21, 2012

Books: ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul at work’ revisited

"The rich industrialist from the north was horrified to find the southern fisherman lying lazily beside his boat, smoking his pipe. “Why aren’t you out fishing?” said the industrialist. “Because I have caught enough fish for the day,” said the fisherman..." Excerpt from "Chicken soup for the soul at work." By Fareeha Qayoom
March 3, 2012

Books: Chicken Soup for the Soul revisited

"Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be, I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate mountain, but there in the sandbox at nursery school." Excerpts from Chicken Soup By Fareeha Qayoom
February 24, 2012

Carl Orff – Carmina Burana – O fortuna played by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (with lyrics)

Fate, in health and in virtue, is against me driven on and weighted down, always enslaved. So at this hour without delay pluck the vibrating string; since Fate strikes down the strong man, everyone weep with me!