Ant and Grosshopper – Indian Version of story – too good and fact

Original Story:

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and
laying up supplies for the winter. The Grasshopper thinks the Ant is a fool
and laughs dances plays the summer away. Come winter, the Ant is warm and
well fed. The Grasshopper has no food or shelter so he dies out in the
cold.
Indian Version:

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and
laying up supplies for the winter. The Grasshopper thinks the Ant’s a fool
and laughs dances plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering Grasshopper calls a press conference and demands
to know why the Ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others
are cold and starving.

NDTV, BBC, CNN , Asianet show up to provide pictures of the shivering Grasshopper
next to a video of the Ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with
food.

The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that this poor
Grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Arundhati Roy stages a demonstration in front of the Ant’s house.

Medha Patkar goes on a fast along with other Grasshoppers demanding that
Grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter .

Mayawati states this as ‘injustice’ done on Minorities.

Amnesty International and Koffi Annan criticize the Indian Government for
not upholding the fundamental rights of the Grasshopper.

The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the
Grasshopper (many promising Heaven & Everlasting Peace for prompt support
as against the wrath of God for non-compliance) .

Opposition MPs stage a walkout. Left parties call for ‘Bengal Bandh’ in
West Bengal and Kerala demanding a Judicial Enquiry.

CPM in Kerala immediately passes a law preventing Ants from working hard in
the heat so as to bring about equality of poverty among Ants and
Grasshoppers.

Railway minister allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Indian Railway
Trains, aptly named as the ‘Grasshopper Rath’.

Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the ‘Prevention of Terrorism Against
Grasshoppers Act'[POTAGA] , with effect from the beginning of the winter..

Education minister makes ‘Special Reservation’ for Grasshoppers in Educational
Institutions in Government Services.

The Ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and having nothing left
to pay his retroactive taxes, it’s home is confiscated by the Government
and handed over to the Grasshopper in a ceremony covered by NDTV, BBC, CNN.

Arundhati Roy calls it ‘A Triumph of Justice’.

Railway minister calls it ‘Socialistic Justice’.

CPM calls it the ‘Revolutionary Resurgence of the Downtrodden’

Koffi Annan invites the Grasshopper to address the UN General Assembly.
Many years later…

The Ant has since migrated to the US and set up a multi-billion dollar
company in Silicon Valley ,

100s of Grasshoppers still die of starvation despite reservation somewhere
in India ,

….AND

As a result of losing lot of hard working Ants and feeding the
grasshoppers, India is still a developing country…!!

30 Relaxing Tips in 30 Days

Rough and stressful days are quite a common phenomenon for most of us. We know we need to slow down, take a breath, but it is hard to know how and even harder to get started. For that purpose, here is a list of 30 simple daily tips that will help you relax, one step at a time.

Try to implement these suggestions for at least one month, integrate them into your daily routine, until you don’t even have to think about them. Suddenly, you may realize you got a lot more relaxed in your day to day.

1: Get into a rhythm. Energetic music increases the flow of blood and oxygen in the body, which does wonders for the heart. But if you are feeling stressed and worried, it might be better to listen to some slower music that will slow the blood flow and will allow you to feel relaxed.

2: Ohm meditation can reduce the blood pressure as well as the risk of heart disease by 47%. Research from 2009 found that people who meditated for 3 months felt less anxious, angry and depressed than those who did not.

3: Fetus position. Stop for five minutes in the hustle and bustle of the day and go into a fetal or mouse position. Close your eyes and allow yourselves to relax and let go.

4: Laughter is the best medicine. Take some time every day to laugh at something. Share a funny memory or a funny joke. Watch a funny movie. The relaxing effect will be felt immediately.

5: With more than 7000 nerve endings in your hands and feet, a visit to the beauty salon may provide you with some relief, not only a pretty look.

6: Drink at least 8 cups of water a day!

7: Borrowing in the sheets provides a whole row of health benefits, including better confidence and less stress. It releases endorphin and promotes good, sound sleep.

8: Stop being obsessive about tasks and schedules. The world won’t come to an end if you forgot to do the dishes today.

9: Yoga postures that focus on bending the back and opening the chest, allow oxygen to flow more freely to the lungs, thus reducing heart beat and blood pressure.

10: Dark chocolate is good not only for the heart, but can also be a relaxing treatment of stress. A swiss research found that a small amount of dark chocolate a day reduces high levels of stress hormones among an anxious group of participants.

11: Today, remind yourselves to breath!

12: Get a good massage. Not only does is promote deep relaxation but also strenghthens the immunity system and helps release the muscles.

13: It’s ok to cry. Today, let the tears flow. Most people admit they feel better after crying.

14: Have a long bath with some scents and oils. It will definitely make you feel better.

15: Go outside and sit on the grass for awhile.

16: Surround yourselves with blue. Paint a room, buy some blue clothes. Blue has been found to be the most relaxing of all the colors.

17: Settle a dispute. It feels good to help others let go of their anger.

18: Schedule a break. Take a break during work and don’t do anything with it but closing your eyes and relaxing.

19: Make one step at a time. If the list of tasks looks long, focus on one thing only on the list and ask yourselves:”What is the one thing I can do right now?”

20: The fleshy part between the index finger and the thumb is called by chinese medicine: “hoku”. Press it strongly for about 30 seconds to reduce stress and tension in the upper body.

21: Research shows that a lack of omega-3 in the body, fatty acids and essential vitamins can cause mood swings. Today, try to eat a mediterranean meal and see the difference.

22: Today do something fun and different. Join a course, take a new route home or just treat yourself to something you usually don’t.

23: Today, allow yourself at least a few hours of no phones, no internet, no communication of any kind. Learn to be disconnected sometimes.

24: Today, invest in at least one strong embrace!

25: Plan a fun and special weekend for you to go on soon.

26: A good nap. Pressure can be caused by sleepless nights. Today, allow yourself a 30 minute nap in the middle of the day.

27: Find another place besides work and home to visit today!

28: Research shows that the simple act of smiling makes us feel happier. Yes, even fake smiling.

29: Start a ‘worry journal’. Open a notebook and write all the bad thoughts going around your head. A worry journal will allow you to focus on the stressors adn wipe them out.

30: Take today to appreciate what you have and encourage yourselves. This will make it easier to start all the tips again next month!