It was a hot day, and the crow was very thirsty. He searched for water, finally he saw water in a jug. He was unable to reach the water. He saw a lot of pebbles and remembered the story of his ancestor crow who used pebbles to drink water. But instead of choosing the old way, he chose to make a straw using a leaf and drank the water.
The crow teaches you the following lessons:

  • Hard work is important but sometimes smartwork gives a faster result
  • Always improve your plan and be ready to embrace the uncertainties
  • A traditional approach is not always needed. The road not taken can be much better at times


Rabbit and Tortoise are ready on the race track.The whistle blew. As expected the rabbit was leading the race by a big margin. Suddenly the rabbit got a notification. He decided to check his notification and continue the race. While checking the notification he gets more and more notifications, and time flies. By the time the rabbit remembered about the race, the tortoise had already won.
This rabbit teaches two lessons:

  • While you are working on important things, stay away from distractions be it social media or any other distractions.
  • If you do not manage your time well, you will never reach your goal. It doesn’t matter how smart or capable you are.

Use your time wisely and focus on your goal.


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We have all heard the story of the fox who tried to reach grapes and failed. So, he declared the grape is sour.

But our fox is not the one who tried to reach the grapes by just jumping. When he realized it was not reachable, he decided to reach the branch first which was near to him, pull down the branch and reach the grapes.

This fox teaches 2 lessons.

First, repeating the same action produces the same result. If we need different results, try differently.

Second, it is not necessary to reach our goal on a single leap. Split your goals to multiple easily doable steps and do one by one


Every human being has 3 important days, those are the only 3 days the human lives for. Those days are ‘yesterday’, ‘today’ and ‘tomorrow’. People who live on their ‘yesterdays’ get depressed and those living in the ‘future’ gets worried.

But there are some, who live their ‘today’, and those are the one who are living an actual life. If we live for today, and do our best, our yesterday and tomorrow will become great.


Python has been one of the most popular programming languages for the last few years. Python’s simple syntax and large open-source support makes it very popular. Python is almost everywhere including web development, data science, AI, microprocessor. Here are some interesting facts about Python.

1. Python is on Mars

Python is used in the Mars rover made by NASA. Python packages are used to record, process the images, and videos.

2. Python is older than Java

First version of Python was first released on Feb 20, 1991 and the first version of Java was on Jan 23, 1996. …


We all smile, but I was not aware of its effect on others. There is a small girl in my neighborhood. Last day she was very happy and excited and when her mother asked her the reason, she said: “aa Afsal ikkaka adhyamayi enne nokki chirichu”(Malayalam), which means for the first time I gave a smile to her. I usually do not notice anything around while walking. I just go like a rocket. But that day my shoelace got untied, so I took a pause. During that time she passed that way and I smiled at her. …


I recently went through my code when our client asked for an update but when I saw the code I had written 2 years ago I was shocked. I decided to improve coding quality and read the book ‘Clean Code’ by Robert C. Martin, well known as Uncle Bob. These are some of the takeaways I got from the book.

1 Boy Scout Rule:

The Boy Scouts have a rule: “Always leave the campground cleaner than you found it”. This can apply to our code base also. Try to improve the quality of code a little bit over time. …


January got its name from the roman god Janus.Janus is the god of beginning and ending. Janus has two heads so that he can see both forward and backward without turning his head. January is the best suited name for first month of a year, as a new year is both a beginning and an ending. Also this is an opportunity to learn from past and hope for the future.

May this New Year be great opportunity to learn and grow also and ending to all the negativity in your life.

Happy new year


The human brain can be compared to a pressure cooker. It works to maximum potential when the pressure is optimal. A pressure cooker pushes the limit of the boiling point of water from 100 Celsius to a higher value. Likewise, pressure pushes the capability of the brain. An example that everyone can relate to is learning one day before the exam so that we can quickly grasp the topics for the entire year within a few hours.

The pressure cooker has mechanisms to reduce the pressure if it goes beyond a value. If it is blocked, then the cooker will explode. Likewise, we need to find a mechanism to release pressure like listening to music, reading, walking, etc.

God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He’s working on you, too. — Rick Warren


Somewhere in the world, there was a man. His main hobby was chewing betel leaves. He always likes to chew it. Once, during a journey, he found a special kind of betel leaf. He purchased all of them from the seller. After he returns home, he decides to chew the special leaves he bought during the journey. When he inspected the betel leaves he found that one of the leaves turned yellow. So he decided to chew that yellow leaf today, tomorrow onward I can enjoy the better green leaf. That day he chewed the yellow leaf. The next day…

Afsalms

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