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The vital few and the trivial many:

Vilfredo pareto,the Italian economists discovered the 80/20 principle in 1897, which is now referred to as Pareto’s rule. He discovered that 80% of the output results from 20% of the input, 80% of consequences flow from 20% of causes, and 80% of results comes from 20%of effort. Joseph juran referred to this 20% as the vital few and the 80% as the trivial many. Sir Isaac Pitman, who invented shorthand, discovered that just 700 common words make up two- thirds of our conversation, He found that these words account for 80% of  common speech 

A student covers 80% of his syllabus in 20% of his study hours. About 20% of customers contribute of growth, profitability and satisfaction. 20 % of products and services account for 80% of the turnover, 20% of the employees generate 80% of productivity, the opinion of 20% defines the society, the output of 20% of the population defines the economy of the country.

80/20 thinking  is the secret of achieving more with less, Start celebrating exceptional productivity instead of trying to raise the average effort. Strive for excellence in a few things rather than good enough performance in many.

There is a tragic amount of waste everywhere, Almost four-fifth of everything that is happening in your life is yielding very little in return. Too  much focus is on the 80% which yields only 20%. Transform your thinking. Ra vamp your outlook. Reallocate your resources from the unproductive trivial many, to the productive vital few. Effectiveness is not about what happens to the 80%, but about how you manage, control and utilize the 20%.

20% OF YOUR TIME ACTUALLY DEFINES WHAT YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU WILL BE IN LIFE.

Focus on the 20% and 80% of everything in your life will be taken care of.

source: Unposted letter

 

Read Read!!

A certain gentleman walked into a Hotel and after perusing through the Menu ordered for some Food.

After about 20 minutes another group of gentlemen walked in and ordered for theirs.

To his dismay, the first gentleman saw them get served first. He watched as they began to eat and laugh heartily.

He even overheard one of them brag about how he knew everyone at that hotel and how things moved fast for him there. He felt he was being mocked.

He contemplated leaving. But he had waited so long. Unable to take it anymore, he called the waiter and spoke sadly of how unfair things were.

The waiter calmly told him, yours is a Special Order Sir, being prepared by the Chief Chef himself. Their orders were prepared hurriedly by Interns because the top chefs are busy with yours. That’s why they came first. Please have some juice as you wait.

Unknown to him the Owner of the Hotel (who happened to be an old long lost Friend of his) had seen him coming and wanted to surprise him. He had made changes to his simple meal to make it a Five Star Meal.

He calmed down and waited. Shortly after, his Meal was served by 6 Waiters and he was waited on hand and foot and being made very comfortable.

The party at the other table were shocked. They couldn’t stop staring. Suddenly they were the ones murmuring, asking why they didn’t get that kind of service and meal.

So it is with Life. Some people are ahead of you and eating now, laughing at you about how they know people and how they’re blessed with money and how they’re enjoying life because of it.

You have been waiting long wondering why its taking so long to get your breakthrough, enduring mockery and humiliation. Maybe you have contemplated suicide, gone through depression or suffered severe mental anxiety.

D O NOT WORRY. The Owner of the World has seen you. And He doesn’t want to give you simple meals like those laughing at you.

You’ve been waiting for long because yours is a Special Meal and takes time. And only Chief Chefs make those.

Take heart today. Wait for your Meal and relax. When it comes, the laughing party will be silenced for good.

Calm Down. You are Special to the Owner of this World…God is there.

 

P.S ( Taken from an article, felt like sharing )

My new Journey with CountryRoads!!

I am very excited for the collaboration of my Blog with the team CountryRoads. I want to thank Mr. Sumit Sinha, movie director and all the other team members who has given me this opportunity to be a member of the team as well as the official blogger for their website http://www.teamcountryroads.com. I also want to thank him for giving me a golden chance of scripting poetry for his new upcoming movie ‘ Untitled- A story yet to be delivered’ which is a documentary based on a community of Jharkhand known as  ‘ The Birhor Community’.

Their upcoming film Untitled- A story yet to be delivered is a story of love and bounding between two brothers and their friends and the real heroes of their life, “BIRHOR” . The story takes you to different times to make you feel the presence of those characters.The story is all about the love of a mother for her son, longing of a brother for the another one, the bounding between friends and the inspiration to look for happiness in small things and get a better perception of life.

Team CountryRoad’ s first movie was featured in january 2015 and achieved a great success.

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Sumit Sinha Director
Sumit Sinha
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Now the team is ready to release its second movie very soon.

Team photo shoot with people of Birhor Community
Team photo shoot with people of Birhor Community

Wishing The team all the very Best, May the film achieve the greatest sucess 🙂

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Marriage- A strong Bond

It’s the rare couple that doesn’t run into a few bumps in the road. If you recognize ahead of time, though what those relationship problems might be, you will have a much better chance of getting past them.
Even though every relationship has its ups and down, successful couples have learned how to manage the issues and keep their love life going. Here I am giving you a very useful tip of asking three questions to your Spouse which will help to boost relationship.

 

Ask this three questions once in a month to your Spouse, it will definitely help to strength your marriage and will make the bond between you both More stronger:

 

1: What in our marriage do we need to stop?

What is some behavior or actions that are harming our marriage? Or even, what is something you or your spouse is doing that is not beneficial to the marriage?

2: What in our marriage do we need to start?

What would be good to add? What needs to be started to make our marriage even better?

3: What in our marriage do we need to continue?

What are we doing well? What things are we doing that we can celebrate because of their success?

Try this and see how things changes 🙂

Disclaimer: Points taken from an article I recently read .

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Indian Classical Dances!!

Right From my Childhood days I had a deep fascination towards Indian classical music and Dance. I liked each and every part of it, be it Musical instruments, Costumes, make up, heavy jwellery, Facial expressions and what not. Seeing my serious inclination towards Dance, my mother enrolled me in a dance class and then begin the best phase of my life. I learnt Kathak & free style dancing and spent most of my school days in giving performances on stage which made me not only a good performer, but also made me more expressive and Extrovert when comes to Public speaking. That is what an art teaches us, It gives confidence and power to express ourself in front of others which helps in many situations of life 🙂

So What is Indian classical Dance?

Indian classical dances are performed inside the sanctum of the temple according to the rituals called Agama Nartanam. Natya Shastra classifies this type of dance form as margi, or a soul-liberating dance. Dances performed in royal courts to the accompaniment of classical music are called Carnatakam. A Hindu deity is considered a revered royal guest in his temple, and should be offered all of the “sixteen hospitalities”, among which are music and dance. The “sixteen hospitality” please the senses

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The term “classical” (Sanskrit: “Shastriya”) was introduced by Sangeet Natak Akademi to denote the Natya Shastra-based performing art styles. Classical dance performances usually feature a story about good and evil. The dance is traditionally presented in a dramatic manner called nritta, which uses “clean” facial expressions and mudrā, or hand gestures, to narrate the story and to demonstrate concepts such as particular objects, weather, aspects of nature and emotions. Classical Indian dance is also known as Natya. Natya includes singing and abhinaya (mimeacting). These features are common to all Indian classical styles of dance. In the margi form, Nritta is composed of karanas, while Desi nritta consists mainly of adavus.

 

What makes a dance classical? There are eight Indian dance-styles which are classified as ‘classical’ because they all have their roots in the Natyashastra, a classical treatise on the arts believed to have been written in Sanskrit by Bharata Muni sometime between 200BC and 200AD.

Many of the classical dances were traditionally performed in temples as a sacred offering to the gods by resident dancers. Today classical dance is performed on stage, most often by solo dancers, though group compositions and innovations in dance choreography are also very popular.

There are four classical dances having their roots in South India: Kathakali and Mohiniattam from the state of Kerala, Bharata Natyam from Tamil Nadu, and Kuchipudi from Andhra Pradesh. In North India we find the origins of Kathak, Odissi from the state of Orissa, Manipuri from the north-eastern state of Manipur, and Sattriya from north-eastern Assam.

Few Classical Dances In India:

India’s many styles of popular, folk and classical dances are as rich and colourful as the country itself 

Manipuri: From the mountainous region of Manipur on the north-eastern border of India, comes the graceful feminine dance called Manipuri. With delicate steps and gentle undulating movements, Manipuri dancers sway to the music while moving their arms in slow circles and arcs. The continuous flowing movements and curving of the body into different postures give this dance form a suppleness and fluidity which contrasts with the quick, sharp movements and strong footwork of the classical dances of South India. Like its movements, facial expressions are also soft and subtle. Manipuri dancers wear long, embroidered skirts along with translucent veils. Male Manipuri dancers play on a drum known as pung while executing exciting leaps and turns set to a fast rhythm.

 

Kathak: One of the most popular Indian classical dances is Kathakwhich has three main schools or styles based in the North Indian cities of Lucknow, Banaras (Varanasi) and Jaipur. Kathak is characterised by fast rhythmical footwork set to complex rhythms, and impressive lightning-fast pirouettes finishing in precise, dramatic poses. The rhythm and tempo of the dance is set by the accompanying percussion instrument, the tabla, the sounds of which the dancer’s feet emulate through quick, precise footwork accentuated with the sound of bells tied around the dancer’s ankles. Female dancers wear long flowing ankle-length skirts which twirl and flare out during spins and pirouettes, creating beautiful visual designs.

 

Kathakkali: Traditionally performed only by men, Kathakali from Kerala literally means ‘story-dance’. Performances include several dancers enacting scenes and different characters from Hindu mythology, especially the Ramayana and Mahabharata. This ‘larger-than-life’ art form features bright billowing costumes, colourful make-up, exaggerated expressions and frenetic music which is played by accompanying drummers.

 

Bharata Natyam : Originating more than 2000 years ago in the south-eastern state of Tamil Nadu, Bharata Natyam is one of the most popular Indian classical dance styles, performed by both male and female dancers. The quick, rhythmical footwork is mathematical in its precision, while symmetrical, geometrical patterns and lines are drawn by the intricate arm and leg movements, and dramatic poses. Like Mohiniattam and Kuchipudi, a distinctive feature of the dance is its basic posture in the half-sitting or demi-plié position.

 

Sattriya: It originated in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam, where this classical dance has been performed for centuries as a spiritual ritual in monasteries by male monks. Today the dance is a performing art also performed by women in solo and group performances. Though centuries old, Sattriya was officially recognised as a classical dance of India only a few years ago. The repertoire of this classical dance is vast, accompanied by traditional music from Assam which includes a drum called khol, cymbals, flute, violin as well as other instruments. Dancers wear distinctive Assamese costumes and ornaments.

 

Odissi, the soft and lyrical dance from the eastern state of Orissa can be described as visual poetry! Considered to be linked to the element of water, the gracefulness of the arm and wrist movements, and fluid movements of the torso resembling waves on the ocean, are juxtaposed with firm rhythmical footwork and striking poses. The characteristic postures of this classical dance are the tribanghi, where the body is ‘bent’ in three places (head, waist and hip) and chawk, a quadrangular posture created by the knees bent outwards and outstretched arms forming a square. The love poems of the Gita Govinda describing the love between Radha and Lord Krishna, are a favourite theme of expressive pieces performed in the Odissi style.

 

Mohiniattam : Kerala’s other classical dance, Mohiniattam, is a graceful and alluring dance performed by women, most often solo. The movements are soft and graceful, characterised by gliding movements. The torso moves in circular figure-8 movements with the legs kept in a half-bent (demi-plié) position. The footwork is rhythmical and energetic, keeping time with the music. Mohiniattam dancers are always dressed in beautiful white and gold costumes.

 

Kuchipudi : The classical dance of the state of Andhra Pradesh,Kuchipudi, is similar in many ways to Bharata Natyam with its rhythmical footwork and quicksilver movements. A unique feature of the Kuchipudi style is Tarangam, a technique where the dancer dances on a brass plate while moving it across the stage.