Thought for Today, 29 th June 2020

Life is a trip. The only problem is that it does not come with a map. We have to search our own routes to reach our destination.

Sunday, December 15, 2013


A small country like Vietnam brought​ a Mighty USA to it's knees. President of Vietnam was asked by reporters, how could they achieve that feat ?
He replied that " I read the character & deeds of a great King, who
 inspired me to try his war tactics against the US Forces..and the success  just followed."
 When asked who was the King , he replied "Shivaji. " He further added that "had  such a King been born in Vietnam, we would have ruled the world " After the  death of the said Vietnamese President, he had it inscribed on his  tombstone " Shivaji Maharaja's One Mavla, has achived Samadhi " ( Since  Shivaji's soldiers belonged to Maval region of Maharashtra, they were  called Mavlas )
 A few years later the Vietnamese, Lady Foreign Minister visited India, and  as per SOP conducted to Red Fort and Gandhi's Samadhi. She asked where is  "Shivaji's Samadhi" ? The Govt officials went into a flutter, and replied  that " at Raigadh". She expressed her desire to visit the same. On reaching  the Samadhi at Raigadh, & paying her tributes, she picked up the soil  around the samadhi and and put it into her briefcase. When questioned by
 reporters, she answered " This soil is of land of braves..once I return to  Vietnam, I will mix it with soil of my country, so that brave people like  Shivaji will be born there

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