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About Manish Mayank

Indian. Army fan. Making sarcastic comments is my thing. Biggest fear- Death. Life is too short to waste yet everyone is a side effect of it. No chuddy buddies. Love my parents.

All we need is love! Love is enough!

*******************Disclaimer: I am no king of hearts! <3******************************

 

The things I would wish for. My god. The moment I think about it I realize the list is endless.

The top of the list would be of course to have more time with her.

No question about that.

We all have something inside of us that we desire. That we love.

The fact that we as a species can love the way we do is extraordinary.

Life is amazing.

To love is amazing.

It’s rare.

I sometimes sit lost in thought and look out and ponder the way life is outside of my world which I call it My bubble. My world is beautiful. My world has love. So much love. That is unconditional love. And do you know love is enough. ❤

My bubble also has heartache and pain and friends to hold me during stormy days. Outside my world I see smiles. I see dreams becoming reality. I also see something heavier than that.

I see children running to find their families.

I see bombs falling to find their new homes.

Kids getting scooped up by strangers trying to protect them. I see dissatisfied faces losing hope in love…….Destruction is normal.

I guess what this rant is trying to say is this… Just love.

It’s that easy.

Love is enough.

I do not know if it would last longer. But I make sure I love me now. My impassioned plea to you is the same. Love you now. Let ‘later what happens’ deal with itself later.

We are a spec within a spec and none of us truly knows what the hell is going on. So let us not try and create hate or sadness for whatever things you have decided to follow. We all have come up with our own versions of reality. But if you step out of yourself and truly look at this life, this world, you will see that we have only one thing to give….. and that is love. And you know that Love is enough.

P.S. I do not preach what I do not practice.

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World War III

Feel the heat people!

“War is where the young and stupid are tricked by the old and bitter into killing each other.” #sinceForeva

Thermonuclear war Or Chemical war Or Climate Change. Either which way fellas, it’s on.

What’s hot? Why this build up?

Ok. Ok. If you were away from any news for that matter, It’s the Korean Peninsula, Syria-Iraq civil war, Jihadis united across the world and the US. Much to likes of Cersei lannister’s, statement “Power is Power”. 21st century is seeing every nation striving for power more of thermonuclear type. Few went a steps ahead with storing chemical mass destruction weapons too.

Vinaash kaale vipreet buddhi

N. Korea: Here is a reason why the megalomaniac kid nation wants these nuclear toys. They are doing it because this keeps them in power. Its their only leverage.this is the only root to their survival and aid. these little countries have done pretty well by keeping one card in his hands. But hold on and don’t breathe too easy. There is good reason to worry. They know how to rage things up but do they know how to calm them down. US is creating naval base for disrupting N.K. out of maps but only to extend its pokey nose to the big inauguration of destruction or say fire in the hole.

Turkey: While Assad’s ways of dealing not helping the Iraq-Syria civil war, and has 6 million refugees already taken shelter in Turkey. Turkey has its own demands now from the world especially from the UK and Britain. They are threatening European Union and demanding that the EU hand over €3bn promised under the landmark agreement so that Turkish authorities can spend it on Nuc. as they seek nation’s security. If EU backs out, they are gonna release those 6 million refugees into Europe. Imagining the havoc after that threat, EU has its hands down. Step back, if Europe is out Russia is quiet for god knows why, then we have a final powerhouse ready already.  Yeah guess. !China x US!

Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Yemen, Sudan, Congo are those countries where jihadis are very much operable with all ease. And China, has been making treaties and paying helps to them in nation building with clear intentions of any kinds of favor in return. Point in the world politics, where the bolts and nuts are tightly screwed!

News also says there is this Canadian river which disappeared in just 4 days, thanks to climate change. And we all know climate change, and hope that sort of end is delayed to be saying the least.

What do I mean?

I mean, if they have been prepping this stage believing that it would be only impacting the borders or the skyline or the neighbors den only. Then we have to prep ourselves too believing any kind of nuc or chemical attack wont let anyone of us live on or above the earth surface. Yes, u r right. We need to dig holes and bunkers and keep them handy and livable for couple of centuries. Because that’s what seems a way out now. If not then, bhoj kaal me kumhar ropain chiyan!! (planting seeds of pumpkin at time of party to serve pumpkin pie)

 

Look guys, I was not into following news for many reasonable reasons for long time. I was too busy myself searching about the tricky concept of monogamy or thinking of being buried in the sea or all that fun of unpredictability of events. But as a matter of fact the situation went by and i couldn’t stop myself from typing into my chapter here.

By the way, i’m pretty much enjoying in Denmark as one of my bucket list item is struck off!!! Hope you have a great time too, and you keep rocking. Yo!!!

Good Luck 🙂

Manish Mayank

Questions you can ask in your Interview!

When it comes to job interviews, we often see it as a one-way street, with the interviewer holding all the cards. In reality, though, it’s a two-way interaction. You are also interviewing them to see if their company is the right fit for you. Sure you can ask smart questions to your interviewee which will only showcase your value and understanding. 

Below is the segmentation provided for queries which can be asked depending on various conditions:

Questions About the Position

  • What is a day or week in the life of this position like? Can you show me an example of a project I’d be working on? — This is fairly straightforward. You obviously want to know what the daily/weekly workflow and tasks will be. For many jobs, it’s hard to nail down what a consistent day/week looks like, so the answer you get may be vague. But hopefully it’s enough to get a feel for whether you’re a good fit for the position. This is one that is often answered before the end of the interview, so be sure to have a back-up.
  • What is the history of this position? Is it newly created? If not, why did the previous person leave it? — It’s beneficial to know the history of the position you’re interviewing for. Is it newly created? If so, you have the opportunity to set the standard. Has the position seen 5 employees in 5 years? You may want to think twice about taking it. This can be uncomfortable to ask, but is necessary on your end to know what kind of role you’re getting into.

Questions About the Future

  • Is there room for advancement or career training in this position? — If the answer is no, you may not want the position. If the answer is yes, it’s helpful to know what you can aspire to. It also signals to the interviewer that you have ambition and that you set your sights high.
  • Is there the opportunity for mentorship within this position? — This is somewhat dependent on the individual. For some folks, it’s very important to have career mentorship from a manager or executive; if this is important to you, ask away. This will signal to the interviewer that you are interested in growth — nobody wants a static employee who plateaus in their first week.

Questions About Success

  • How will you define success for this position? — When expectations are vague, feedback is hard to come by, and you may be held to standards you didn’t know existed. You want to know exactly what they think a successful employee will accomplish in this position. There should be specific goals, too, versus something broad like, “Increase sales through marketing and advertising.”
  • What are the most important objectives for this position in the first few months? — This is a follow-up question to the previous, and is important because how you kick off a new job is crucial in determining your future at that company. Will you immediately establish yourself as a go-getter, or as mediocre and inefficient? Knowing some immediate objectives will help you make sure you’re on the right course. You can also determine if the expectations are reasonable; if you’re asked to do too much in the first few months, it may be an unfortunate sign of things to come.

Questions About the Company

  • What are the 5- and 10-year goals of the company? — This tells the interviewer that you’re thinking about the future, and that you care about where the company is going. You’ll get an idea of whether this is a company you want to stick around with or not.
  • What’s the company culture like? Do co-workers eat lunch together? Do you have regular team events? — You see this question a lot in lists like this, but it’s often too vague. Asking simply “What’s the company culture like?” leaves a lot of wiggle room for the interviewer, and can be hard to answer. Asking some specific questions along with it helps you get a better understanding of the specific environment. You can also ask about after-work activities, about collaborating on projects, etc. The culture of where you work will go a long way in determining your satisfaction with the job.

Questions For the End

  • Do you have any concerns about my qualifications? — This is a tough question to ask, but one that really sets you apart from other candidates. It may even throw off the interviewer, but in a good way, and will hopefully get them to voice some honest thoughts they have about your resume. If they bring up a couple problem areas they see, you can address them confidently and ease their fears. Hopefully you can go into the interview anticipating any concerns they may have, and be prepared to reassure them that you’re the right candidate.
  • What are the next steps in the interview process? — This should always be your last question. This is simply for logistical purposes, and hopefully outlines whether there are more interviews, any homework for you (like writing or design tests), and what the timeline is like for hiring.

 

All The Best!!!

-Manish Mayank.

Take on reality.

I promise this one is going to be a small one. What I have today is one question which came across my mind while frequent instances when I was not perceived at all.

Analyze this question carefully; as this i believe is a take on reality!

Question is: If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Why?

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Few stories and research results follows next.

Albert Einstein is reported to have asked his fellow physicist and friend Niels Bohr, one of the founding fathers of quantum mechanics, whether he realistically believed that ‘the moon does not exist if nobody is looking at it.’ To this Bohr replied that however hard he (Einstein) may try, he would not be able to prove that it does, thus giving the entire riddle the status of a kind of an infallible conjecture—one that cannot be either proved or disproved.

Magazine Scientific American gave a more technical answer, “Sound is vibration, transmitted to our senses through the mechanism of the ear, and recognized as sound only at our nerve centers. The falling of the tree or any other disturbance will produce vibration of the air. If there be no ears to hear, there will be no sound.

Can something exist without being perceived? — e.g. “is sound only sound if a person hears it?” The most immediate philosophical topic that I want to introduce here involves the existence of the tree (and the sound it produces) outside of human perception. If no one is around to see, hear, touch or smell the tree, how could it be said to exist? What is it to say that it exists when such an existence is unknown?

If you have any views (scientific/philosophical) of yours and want to share, I’m all ears; otherwise please let it be like you did not read it!

 

~Manish Mayank

 

Face your fears!

Sounds tempting, is not it? Believe me it is 2.30 a.m. right now, may be that is why that sounds like ‘that’!

Something leads to another and that leads further so on so forth. If i say, time never stops won’t be inappropriate. To dream about something and finally achieve it, one standout obstacle is the’fear of failing’. And you really would want to strike that off, i know you’d like to do that positively. For that you will just have to back yourself up full gutsy, and stand face to face dealing with that ‘fear’. Once you are fearless, believe it rest the easy routine job will make you achieve what is wanted. It’s no magic, no science nor the hidden chamber of secrets. It’s been in picture for long enough now.

I have filtered wisdom from people who may seem like they’ve always had it all, but who have struggled to succeed. You may wanna read them quotes once at least!

  1. “Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.”
    –Judy Blume
  2. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
    –Dale Carnegie
  3. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
    –Eleanor Roosevelt
  4. “Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.”
    –Yoda
  5. “The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
    –Nelson Mandela
  6. “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.’
    –Marie Curie
  7. “Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.”
    –Bill Cosby
  8. “The key to change… is to let go of fear.”
    –Roseanne Cash
  9. “He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.”
    –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10. “We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.”
    –Marilyn Monroe
  11. “Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.”
    –Thich Nhat Hanh
  12. “Have no fear of perfection–you’ll never reach it.”
    –Salvador Dali
  13. “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.”
    –Helen Keller
  14. “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.”
    –Louisa May Alcott
  15. “One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.”
    –Henry Ford
  16. “Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.”
    –Babe Ruth
  17. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
    –Theodore Roosevelt

It’s as simple as said that you have to #faceyourfears. No complications. Just like you feel hungry- you eat instead crying you need food which should haves or should not haves. Mean while nice show from Messi-less Argentina and US from #CopaAmericacup2016.

 

-Manish Mayank(3.00 a.m. : 20-06-2016)

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Advice from Somewhere

ONE.Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO.Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREE.Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

FOUR.When you say, “I love you,” mean it.

FIVE.When you say, “I’m sorry,” look the person in the eye.

SIX.Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

SEVEN.Believe in love at first sight.

EIGHT.Never laugh at anyone’s dreams. People who don’t have dreams don’t have much.

NINE.Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely.

TEN.In disagreements, fight fairly. Please No name calling.

ELEVEN.Don’t judge people by their relatives.

TWELVE.Talk slowly but think quickly.

THIRTEEN.When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, “Why do you want to know?”

FOURTEEN.Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

FIFTEEN.Say “bless you” when you hear someone sneeze.

SIXTEEN.When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

SEVENTEEN.Remember the three R’s:
Respect for self;
Respect for others;
Responsibility for all your actions.

EIGHTEEN.Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

NINETEEN.When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

TWENTY.Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

TWENTY-ONE.Spend some time alone.

 

Despite all this, “Smile, listen, agree… But do whatever the f*** you HAVE to do”. Your life You decide your way. You rise you shine you fall you try. Be yourself. 🙂11693816_570998453040836_4211219767552617113_n

 

Chapter 1 : Death Penalty

Today i wanna talk about the death penalty. Or, as people in medieval times used to call it a “prime time entertainment”. I wonder if u guys have noticed, but people die.  Yeah, like you’re gonna die too, you know. But that’s not the interesting part… not that nobody is gonna miss u….. but it’s interesting because something i found out.

Here’s what i found out…apparently the number one cause for human deaths is other humans. Not a  single disease has taken as many lives as wars, execution and religion, you know. Like the plague came close to World War II , but then Hitler went crazy…Yikes!

The point here i’m trying to make is as human being we love violence, we love murder. Look at some of the popular TV shows today, game of thrones, breaking bad, 24, Dexter, even a show called as comedy nights with Kapil makes u feel u are gonna stab yourself in the neck. Capital punishment for death penalty has been around for real sometime now, and its logic is pretty simple. If we kill him, he will learn a lesson and he will never do it again. Blimey!!

Now i’ve never been sentenced to death…. yet. I mean .. c’mon i’m a comedian kind of person belonging in India… You never know. Today joke tomorrow poke. Hahaha !! 😀 But if i were ever sentenced to death, i would be okay with it. Because i had read up on how they used to execute people back in those days. And compared to that what we do today is “cute”. If you read upon history the kinds of things they used to do to people makes even a Game Of Thrones  look like a twilight movie. I mean you could tell that the people who came with these ideas had a lot of free time. And there was no twitter.. like back then.. Outrage meant a very different thing. And the kind of things they used to do there was quite terrible. It freaked me out and you won’t believe the kind of things they used to do with people. Like this one thing they would sentence people to be hanged drawn and quartered. I mean 1st they will hang you, and just before you die, they would disembowel you so that your intestines would fall out and they will then cut u into 4 pieces. Thankfully today, that sort of treatment is only reserved for Domino’s pizza. Blimey!

And there in some other country there method of execution was boiling. They would boil you in the water.. i mean when i read this i was like.. Ow man! they are human beings , not the Nestle maggi noodles. And ironically people who were boiled used to die in 2 minutes. And then some uneducated unidentified unqualified idiot complained about lead poisoning…and later they banned boiling. Hahaha…This sweet little innocent world, tell me more about it!! 😀

But the one that used to freak me out the most is called Sawing. I mean, they will literally hang u upside down by your ankles and literally saw (cut) through you. Yeah. They will split you into two. Like the schizophrenics loved doing it….!!

Even in India they have their own version of death penalties because we also wanted to participate here too…. you know we like putting nosy in every cosy. And what they will do is they will crush your head under elephant’s foot you know. And it used to not be just the elephant’s foot; the whole elephant will come with it. And i am not making this up … u won’t believe where this was most popular – Baroda! Yeah… there was no ‘acche din-courtesy Modi’ for criminals back then. You see what i mean here, right? It used to be completely brutal back in those days that’s why today for today i’m okay with a death sentence. U know.. i mean like today the most popular form of death sentence is like.. Hanging! Which by the way makes these suicide people very angry, you know. It indeed is their copy right issues! They kind of go like..” Hey bro, Listen up.. hanging is our thing man” “kya kr rha hai?” “because of people like you we have to start drinking poison now””do u even know how expensive this poision is?” “We have to take circles to get a prescription for this poison first… huh!”

But as a matter of fact, over the years execution became less brutal because we evolved as society. We started taking bath. That’s how sawing people got faded away from practices as people became clean always…you know over these years the capital punishment evolved all over the world so even i india we became up to date . and we sent the elephant away back to the jungles, and that’s how Rambo circus started. Today we have a very refined step by step , sophisticated process of capital punishment in this country. Now if you are a Muslim and by mistake if you were caught doing mishap here, we will hang one or two of you each year but if you are a Hindu .. here is some parole! Go on a holiday .. “ja bhai.. family wala hai ghoom ke aaja”. But if you think about it, it makes sense not to hang a hindu, right? I know we have a lot of hindu audiences here right now, who might not let me get away with all these, but try to be here with me for some time… Hindus get away with a lot more in this country than any other people. You guys agree..?? So hindus are basically india’s white people. So muslims are india’s black people. They get screwed over all the time. My dear muslim friends, if u do not believe in what i’m saying and you don’t agree that muslims are india’s black people, try going out in America and hugging a cop. 😀 Nevertheless, the admitting fact is if there is a place where secularism is safe anywhere in this world is INDIA, our nation. And so the jealous nations and the criminals have shook on the deal to target this diverse and “atithi-welcoming” nation.

So i was telling you violent crimes attracts death penalty at the most and that makes sense..you know. But as human beings we have an obligation towards violence that we do not fulfil. Listen to what i’m saying…. if violence were a bunch of children, we will be the terrible parents. So everyone here must have met those parents who always favour one child more than the other!? You know what i’m talking about..? That’s what we do with the violence, that’s favouritism within the violence.  And i think that’s wrong. Ok listen. I see the need and i understand the need t discriminate against people.  Because, people are assholes. They are terrible and do terrible things. They will take money from you, and won’t give it back. They will upload your picture on Facebook and say “isne chheda tha mujhe, isse share karo and jail bhejo”. People do terrible things you know.. and then they start discriminating against violence also, u know. And that’s not cool. We’ve started calling violence by names.. u know. That’s bullying, guys.. please don’t do that. Like for example what they say now for violence involving bombs and guns… we call it ‘terrorism’. But if the violence involves swords, knives and burning buses, we call them ‘rioting’. But you know, ‘rioting’ and ‘terrorism’ both kill large number of people. But for some reason we only favour terrorist. They are the only guys getting hanged with death penalty. But the poor rioters must be feeling left out. Can anyone please bring some equality over here..huh? Rioters.. bechare .. will be standing there in the corner thinking that…”yar hmne toh masjid b gira di… itte saare log b maare .. hmare wajah se bomb blasts huye… lekin hume koi latkata kyun nai !?” Can we have some equality here..Can we start executing some rioters over here too, please? Let’s get them hanged drawn and quartered too! 25% here. & 25% there… that’s the kind of reservations they always want, na?

I mean right now there is a huge debate over the capital punishment over the world. A lot of countries have done away with death penalty.. but India still has it.. and so do America. You know… because they are America and we copy-compare America in everything hence this example too. They are the pioneers in taking life. I mean they are there in every product category, like Wars-check, invasions-check, No gun control- check. They even create their own terror group just for fun— ISIS. Basically what i’m trying to say is America is the Reliance industries of death- EVERYWHERE.

Now basically if you would ask me that if i’m a big fan of death penalties… I’m sorry. Fan will be the wrong word.. because this is not like i take selfies after executions. The correct word here will be ‘favour’. I’m in favour of death penalty. I understand some of you would be with me too… but you know why i like capital punishments? It’s because one it’s important aspects is closure and here is where USA wins it. In America, the family is allowed to watch the closure or hanging of the person with death sentence. They see and understand it’s over, so move on with their lives. But in India, the people come to know about the death sentence or hanging from Times of India. Its that newspaper of India who does not know difference between Real Madrid and Barcelona. I cannot believe anything they say u know. So i don’t know, whether Ajmal Kasab was really hanged or that was an ad for Biryani. Blimey!!

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Rest you and your wisdom!

-Manish Mayank.