Happy Mother’s Day 2017: Top Ten Inspirational Quotes

On this Mother’s Day, a day meant to celebrate and cherish motherhood by all means. It is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Here is Top Ten Mother’s Day Inspirational Quotes.

Mother’s ways are higher than others, even when everyone rejects, mother accepts with her arms open and wide. — Amit Ray

A mother’s love liberates. — Maya Angelou

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. — Abraham Lincoln

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. — Oprah Winfrey

Call your mother. Tell her you love her. Remember, you’re the only person who knows what her heart sounds like from the inside. — Rachel Wolchin

Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown. In my heart it don’t mean a thing. — Toni Morrison

The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms. — Jodi Picoult


There is no teacher equal to mother and there’s nothing more contagious than the dignity of a father. — Amit Ray



There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.  Lin Yutang


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Top Ten Reasons for Virat Kohli’s Success

What are the secrets of Virat Kohli’s success? If you’re like most people, you probably think  Virat Kohli’s success is the result of hard work and discipline. Does that mean Virat Kohli is not talented? Not a genius? Virat Kohli know exactly where the ball is. He knows where the ball will go. He knows the right time and the right angle to bat it. No doubt that kind of knowledge only comes after years of experience and thousands of hours of practice. But more than hard work, he  has something else. Let us analyze what is that?

Here are top ten reasons why he is successful and clicks as a best cricketer in the world.

#1. He learned from his mistakes. Every time all the problems that he faced he used them as lessons as a stepping stone for more success. He continuously improve his game day-by-day.

#2. Fitness: He is one of the most fit players in Cricket World.

#3. Perfect hand, eye, brain coordination: Hand-eye coordination is the ability to track the movements of the hands with the eyes, thus enabling the eyes to send important signals to the brain about hand movement.

#4. Passion: Virat Kohli is passionate about Cricket. He is more passionate than a lot of Cricketers. He wants to win and does not want to lose. He is not scared to show emotions on field. That makes Virat a better player.

#5. Strong mental attitude: Virat Kohli doesn’t want people to see him weak. He wants him to be remembered as someone who is strong and unstoppable. A cricketer willing to die for winning. That makes Virat Kohli successful. He has a lot of belief in his own abilities and he is ready to take on whatever challenge that is thrown at him.

#6.  Dedication: His dedication to excel makes him successful. Virat Kohli takes his training sessions seriously to push his limits. He never shies away from hard work. He has his training sessions almost everyday. He knows that he has to do them to stay successful.

#7.  Workout & Physique: One of the major reasons for Virat’s success is his physique and fitness.

#8. Strict diet plan: He maintains a strict diet plan and sticks to it. He is committed to succeed and never goes off diet.

#9. Team spirit: He always, always puts the team’s needs above his own glory.

#10. Powerful Self-talk:  Virat Kohli always gives himself encouraging pep-talks. Selftalk can have a great impact on your confidence. It is a form of self-induced suggestion in which he guides his own thoughts, feelings, or behavior.

Virat Kohli is now a cricketing legend of the world. He is completely focused on his success.

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In September 2016, rumours were rife that Kriti Sanon was the leading lady of Nikkhil Advani’s next production, Lucknow Central, which marks the directorial debut of Ranjit Tiwari, with Farhan Akhtar in the lead. The film is inspired by a true story of convicts sentenced to life imprisonment in the Lucknow Central Jail, who start a band and discover pride, self confidence and a reason to wake up every morning.

But within a month, Diana Penty was on board to play the NGO worker who puts the prisoners on the path of reform. Diana, who made her Bollywood debut in Homi Adajania’s Cocktail, shrugs off queries about how she came to replace Kriti saying it’s insignificant. “It all happened within three days of my meeting with Nikkhil and him briefly telling me about the film. His brief immediately piqued my interest and I agreed to meet Ranjit the next day for a complete narration. Once I heard it, I knew this was a story I wanted to be part of.

We did a reading the day after and before I knew it, I had landed the role and was shooting for the look test,” recalls the actress, who will be seen in salwar-kameez, long skirts and cotton trousers. During the look test, she met Farhan for the first time and admits they didn’t interact much during that meeting. But the second time, the whole cast came together for a reading and it was easier.

“I have always respected him as an actor, director, writer, musician and producer. I have so much to learn from him. He’s one of the reasons I said yes to the project,” she acknowledges. Apart from Farhan, the film also features Ronit Roy and Gippy Garewal. While Ranjit was keen to shoot inside the real Lucknow Central Jail, they did not get permission.


Source: Ahmedabad Mirror

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Israeli-Palestinian Conflict New Hopes for Peace

Here are key terms and tidbits of information helpful in discussing the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Israel: On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel. U.S. President Harry S. Truman recognized the new nation on the same day.

Palestinian territories: The West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip.

Two-state solution: The idea that Israelis and Palestinians must work through direct negotiations to establish two states living side by side, with Palestinians to ultimately create their own independent state and the Israelis would keep Israel as a Jewish state.

One-state solution: The idea that Israel and the Palestinian territories would become a single, “binational” state that would include both Israeli and Palestinian populations. Opponents say such an arrangement would eventually force Israel either to lose its Jewish majority or rule over millions of disenfranchised Palestinians lacking full rights, a scenario the Palestinians wouldn’t willingly accept.

Oslo Accords: Agreements between the Palestine Liberation Organization and the government of Israel signed in 1993 which were aimed at establishing peace in Israel and Palestinian territories.

Palestinian Authority: The governing body of the Palestinian autonomous regions of the West Bank and Gaza Strip established in 1994 as part of the Oslo Accords negotiated between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

SOURCE: Associated Press; U.S. Department of State

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