Friday, January 15, 2010


The Miracle Kite...

Fresh air, a bounce in the feet, festive spirit flavoring the air, warmth, excitement, children running around looking at the sky - careless and ignorant to the monstrous vehicles speeding past them, I look up and the sky is filled with colorful - 'We rule the world' attitude Kites, dancing across the canvas of the blue sky. It was Makar Sankrati. An auspicious day but a miraculous one for me.

I simply went back to my childhood days in goregaon when i used to enjoy flying kites,running after the ones that had strayed away from their owners, fighting with friends to claim my right on the one i caught. The excitement of just looking at kites flying in thousands across the sky from my office window was an experience of emotionally charged outburst of hapiness yesterday, brought back many memories.. I was enjoying the "Kite fights", Enjoying the ones that went past my window, getting worried at times of the sharp edges of the twains that pull along with them for i didn't want an unassuming bike rider to get cut from those edgy threads.

As many kites went past my window, there was one that caught my attention, A big orange colored kite, ORANGE, yes, the color of happiness, of vibrancy, of hope and the color of my company MAPLE DREAMS. Its my brand color and my favorite color. I wanted that orange colored bird to be mine, however, it had a mind of its own and was flying all across my window but never seemed to come towards me. On a normal day, i would have let gone my desire. But something strange happened yesterday, I wanted the kite to be mine, a kite that wasn't mine but was as enchanting as the golden deer that Sita was charmed by in the Ramayana. It was too appealing for me to not have it, at the same time it seemed stupid to stand on the window of my office at the 5th floor looking at a kite flying past me and expecting it to be mine.

It was magical day, like i said, i wanted it, i knew the law of attraction presented to me in the book SECRET and i made sure i practiced it everyday in my business. I said to my staff, who were watching me want that kite like a juvenile child, " If its destined to be ours, it will come to us." I knew that if i wanted something badly, it would come to me. GUESS WHAT HAPPENED, within seconds of me uttering these magically confident words filled with belief, the kite changed directions and swiftly dashed on my window. I couldn't believe it, a kite that isn't mine, that was on its way to its destiny - maybe a tree or an electric pole, suddenly changes route and lands in my hand at the 5th floor window of my office. MIRACLE ISN'T IT?? I say No, it is the LAW OF ATTRACTION in action. I wanted it, I believed i could have it, It was mine.

I am going to work with the same kind of belief, conviction, passion and playful hunger & desire in all my endeavors in business and life and I promise myself to have the same faith in everything that i desire for, that I will one day Have it all!! Amen....

Three cheers to the power of the subconscious mind!!! It works... Really... It works!!!!

Mohnish Nair
too excited ....

Nails in the Fence

This is a short story about restraining bad temper.

This is one of those timeless stories that teach the importance of treating people with respect.

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.

Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.

The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there.

The next time you get angry with someone and are about to speak, ask yourself if there was a way to say what you want to say with neutral words. Often the habit of reacting angrily is just that - a habit you learned when you were young and haven´t questioned since. You might have become blind to the effect it has on your life.

It is really so that the world reflects back your own attitude. If you constantly wonder why people are angry at you, perhaps it is you who treated them with anger first? Listen to the words and tone of voice you use. And try, really try to speak neutrally to someone who are angry with. If you know it will be difficult, write the words down first. Rehearse it in your mind. Decide on a prize you will give to yourself if you succeed.

Teach your mind intentionally to use respectful words. And you just might find that life begins to feel a lot nicer - because people aren´t angry at you anymore.