The only person I compete with is …

The only person I compete with is myself.

By Raj H.

Raj H.

Raj H.

Affliction to Ecstasy

Affliction to Ecstasy

        I always wanted to make a movie where the conclusion (ending, meaning, moral, or whatever you want to call it) would be left up to the viewer. I haven’t made any movie yet, but I managed to make a short music video “Affliction to Ecstasy,” where the protagonist experiences different stages in his life. Please watch the video to see if it means anything to you.

By Raj H.

 

The greatest accomplishment

Photo by Raj H

Photo by Raj H

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

When stats become more important than goals…

When stats become more important than goals…

Written by Raj H.

Slippery Road. Photo by Raj H.

Slippery Road. Photo by Raj H.

This happens in schools, workplaces, and personal lives.

         We go to school for learning. And we have exams and marks and grades to evaluate our progress of learning . As we go on with schooling, grades become more important. We almost forget that our goal here is learning. We want to do anything to get that good-looking grade. Some even stoop to immoral acts to get that desired grade.

      It’s the same at most of our workplaces. Our corporate people create procedures for customer satisfaction and revenue generation, and they  set up certain stats (Key Performance IndicatorsKPI) for evaluation. They become so obsessed with the stats that they don’t really care if our customers are happy or if we are generating revenue. What they all care about is if the KPIs look the way they wanted.

And we, in our personal lives, set goals and choose paths for our happiness and fulfillment. We tend to get so obsessed with our plan that we get worked up when things don’t happen the way we planned. We fritter away our energy trying to find the answer “why” something has happened, and we totally ignore what is in front of us. We even forget what we really want in our lives.

If we learn to step back and look at the big picture, and if we try to remind ourselves what we really want, our lives become simpler, more meaningful, and achieving our goals becomes easier.

 

 

Audi Q5 2.0T Quattro

 Congratulations  Mr. and Mrs. Hollakal on your new Audi Q5.

Drive slow or drive fast, but enjoy your ride. Take care of yourselves and THE CAR.

Raj H.

Audi Q5. Photo by Raj H.

Audi Q5. Photo by Raj H.

Audi Q5. Photo by Raj H.

Audi Q5. Photo by Raj H.

Audi Q5. Photo by Raj H.

Audi Q5. Photo by Raj H.

Audi Q5. Photo by Raj H.

Audi Q5. Photo by Raj H.

Audi Q5. Photo by Raj H.

Audi Q5. Photo by Raj H.

Audi Q5. Photo by Raj H.

Audi Q5. Photo by Raj H.

Audi Q5. Photo by Raj H.

Audi Q5. Photo by Raj H.

Audi Q5. Photo by Raj H.

Audi Q5. Photo by Raj H.

Audi Q5. Photo by Raj H.

Audi Q5. Photo by Raj H.

Audi Q5. Photo by Raj H.

Audi Q5. Photo by Raj H.

Audi Q5. Photo by Raj H.

Audi Q5. Photo by Raj H.

Do what you like doing.

 

Do what you like doing.

Written By Raj H.

Fall colors. Photo by Raj H.

Fall colors. Photo by Raj H.

What is “doing what you like doing?”

 

Since it’s my blog, I will define it my way. “Doing what you like” is done not out of fear, compulsion, or any expectation of reward. It’s doing for the sake of doing.

Do what you like doing, at least for few minutes a day. It may not seem to help you in your career growth or in amassing wealth, but doing so would give you something more than that.

  • It connects you with your real self
  • It nurtures your will power
  • It helps you face any kind of situation, good or bad, happy or sad, with complete equanimity
  • It will give you a smooth ride in today’s harsh terrain of competition and materialism. Because doing what you like doing makes you realize that happiness and contentment are within you, not outside of you.

Natchez Trace Parkway

Natchez Trace Parkway

http://www.nps.gov/natr/planyourvisit/tennessee.htm

 

Natchez Trace Parkway. Photo by Raj H.

Natchez Trace Parkway. Photo by Raj H.

 

Natchez Trace Parkway. Photo by Raj H.

Natchez Trace Parkway. Photo by Raj H.

Natchez Trace Parkway. Photo by Raj H.

Natchez Trace Parkway. Photo by Raj H.

Mustang 2014

Mustang 2014. Model: Thirush. Photo By Raj H.

Mustang 2014. Model: Thirush. Photo By Raj H.

Mustang 2014. Model: Thirush. Photo By Raj H.

Mustang 2014. Model: Thirush. Photo By Raj H.

Mustang 2014. Model: Thirush. Photo By Raj H.

Mustang 2014. Model: Thirush. Photo By Raj H.

Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of IOWA

Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of IOWA

Address:  33916 155th Ln
Madrid, IA
(515) 795-2635

 

Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of IOWA. Photo By Raj H.

Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of IOWA. Photo By Raj H.

Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of IOWA. Photo By Raj H.

Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of IOWA. Photo By Raj H.

Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of IOWA. Photo By Raj H.

Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of IOWA. Photo By Raj H.

Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of IOWA. Photo By Raj H.

Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of IOWA. Photo By Raj H.

Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of IOWA99

Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of IOWA. Photo By Raj H.

Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of IOWA. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden – part 2

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Photo By Raj H.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden - part 1.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden – part 1.