About Me


Western Ghats, Engineering Drawing Class & Me ;-)

Western Ghats, Engineering Drawing Class & Me ;-)

Indian by birth and Earthy (like Martian ;-) ) at heart..

Trained and Qualified as a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science & Engineering. Currently pursuing M.A in Political Science, at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Favourite quotes: “When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents come alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamt yourself to be.” -Maharishi Patanjali 2500 years ago.

“When you can’t do everything, you do your part … and point the way for others.”

 If someone is mean to you, it’s a reflection of their unhappiness and how miserable they are, and not a reflection of  you. “

“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.”― Lao Tzu

“Politicians think of next elections, statesmen think of next generation”

” The truth is, we can very well be the problem in our lives. Our attitudes, decisions, and desires, can very well be the instruments which cause us to work against our own best interest. If you find that you have been your own worst enemy, forgive yourself, and position yourself for change.”

“Where are you going”, “With luck, FORWARD”– Movie Ratatouille 2007

“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” 

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” 

“There can be miracles, when you believe
Though hope is frail, it’s hard to kill
Who knows what miracles you can achieve
When you believe,somehow you will
You will when you believe”

148 responses to “About Me

  1. “this is not a quote” :) Hi

  2. Hoping for all the best in 2013, dear friend, for you, too!


  3. Thank you Asifa! Happy New Year to you too and I wish you all the best in the upcoming year!

  4. I am breathing in all these great quotes, feeling grateful I came here today. :-)

  5. Very nice…
    Look in my blog “Lembranças.Nuremberg”. the Comments.

  6. I was here before, didnt notice the Btech to MA transition, was it there before? I mean how did you do that? i am surprised. My family members would kill me if i even ask them for their permission to do that. I am so proud of you actually.

  7. Western Ghats, Engineering Drawing class, you……..and good PERSPECTIVE :)

  8. I love all these life quotes! Thanks for sharing Sydney. ;)

  9. Looking for a Asifa from Trivandrum ’08 training. Do let me know if it’s you. :)

  10. Thanks for the attendance.
    A good week.
    Greeting, Wolfgang

  11. thnk’Q sister fr appreciating my poems …u hv such a beautiful blog…do read m9 also …:)))))))

  12. Just some words of continued appreciation for listing me in the blogs you follow. Hope you realize how influential and supportive you are.

  13. Thanks Asifa for your likes and comments on my blog. I also found the quotes you put here very inspiring, especially the one about the politicians and the statesmen, like Gandhi, Nehru and the present lot??

  14. I noticed you visited my poetry blog today. I in turn have reviewed your blog. Beautifully written and a worthwhile read in its contents.


    On behalf all those who like and love Jonathan Livingston Seagull , I have great pleasure in recording my gratitude for making the book available, here.

  16. hey asifa…as I have already been in this very space…still, I wan to thank you from my heart for those lovely, encouraging and wonderful comments you have graced me with…this is the fuel which keep us going…
    Shukriya !

  17. Wonderful quotes! Great post!

  18. Hi asifa… Just happened to stop by, and all I can say is that I loved it!!
    Very well chosen quotes to describe yourself… Keep going.. Smile always :) :) :)

  19. Here is my drop but within it is all of the ocean. I did really enjoy this!

  20. Saw primary care doctor today. He said lose 35 pounds. Weight stressing normal leg interior function. Now it’s leg or ice cream. Jeeeez.

  21. Hi again Asifa…again, a special thanks for following my Not in India blog, and wonder if you’ve seen my India Journal blog with posts about my yearly sojourns in India…you might find it interesting…lots of photos as well…and of course, once I get back, in October, will be posting new adventures there as well. :-) http://janesindiajournals.wordpress.com
    love light and JOY

  22. I have lovingly NOT nominated you for the 7×7 Link Award and hope you will understand however, that I have mentioned your blog as one of those I highly recommend in my post about this award. with my sincere appreciation for everything you bring to me through your blog… you can see more at this link::
    with love light and JOY as always

  23. Hi, these are some fabulously inspirational and motivational quotes that you have posted here. Thanks for sharing it with us. I was wondering, if you are into reading ebooks, then may be you could check out my blog at your own leisure–my latest ebook: 12 Precious Anecdotes from Life has been released at Amazon, and I posted the synopsis at my blog. I wish you a great week ahead.

  24. Lot of valuable wisdom here. It is remarkable that the ideas of the ancients are so meaningful in our time.

    • I agree :-) If the ancients weren’t so wise, I feel we would still be barbarians… and in times of possibility of nuclear wars, am afraid we would come off worse than our ancestors..

  25. Good day Asif,thank you for reading my post (64th.Ann.)l like your articles ,beautiful thoughts. Wishing you happiness and success.( your name in Arabic means ,many nice things.Jalal Michael Sabbag

  26. Hey there, I found out the answer to why you’re not getting emails when I (and possibly others) post. You need to go to your reader and hit the “edit list” button next to Blogs I Follow. That will take you to a page of all of your blogs and there is a tab for each about email notifications. Most likely they are set to “never”, so you will have to change each to “immediately”. Hope this works!

    • Thanks for taking so much pain to inform me, but I already found the solution.. Earlier I had Hit the Follow link on the top bar… which changed to Unfollow, but it does not do the “Follow by email” function. So I clicked on the Follow button in the widget, which works fine :-)

  27. Great quotes to live by!

  28. Hi I am happy to be the 86th commentator here! Your blog is powered by the wisdom of quotes emanating from diverse sources especially Lao Tzu!
    I look forward to enjoy reading other articles too.

  29. Really great sayings. I enjoyed reading them!

  30. First : I’m so glad you dropped by my blog – gives a lot of motivation !
    Second : I have this tendency to start from the beginning of a blog. So, here I was provided with some excellent thoughts to decipher who you could be !
    Third : I had to scroll down soooooo much to get to a space for my compliment !! Felt good !!
    Fourth : Following you with eagerness !! :-)

  31. glad to meet you asifa. :)
    loved the fabulous quotes.

  32. Hi asifa…thanks for liking my perfect aloo parantha post!! Yummy! and still one of my all time favorite foods. Just thinking about one now makes my mouth water. But I am visiting family in the states so won’t be able to have one until I get home and make one for myself in a week or so. :-D

  33. Dear fellow blogger,

    I have nominated you for the sunshine award. Please check out my website http://www.irishabh.wordpress.com for instructions on how to accept. Thanks for your continued support, and amazing work. Keep it up and have a lovely weekend.

    Cheers! :)

    Love and Hugs,

    Rishabh Gupta

    • Thank you for the kind gesture of considering me for the nomination :-) But I had decided not to accept any more awards, as I have posted an image for the same on the side panel for widgets… Wish you a happy weekend :-)

  34. I have just discovered your blog and I enjoyed it very much. I hope you have had a good day and invite you to visit my blog.

  35. Asifa, Thank you for dropping by and liking my posts on Saravejo and the US Supreme Court oral argument about “Obamacare”. I like your Vignettes from India.

  36. Thank you Asif for stopping by and liking my post on aging gracefully. I appreciate it. You have a wonderful site here. Continued success!

  37. Thanx a lot for the likes at my blog! :D :D although I have no idea how u found it ;-)

  38. What! You are saying you do not want awards? How come?

    • I love blogging, it feels like an expanded resume of myself.. Likes and Comments make me happy, not the awards :-)

      • Oh!! Well thank goodness that I saw that a few days ago (I just now thought to ask) because I wanted to nominate you for an award! :D I just wanted to let you know that I like your blog enough to give it to you!

      • Hey!!! Thank u so much to consider me for nomination.. But I appreciate your continuous presence in the form of such sweet comments :-)

  39. Hi Asifa, I was wondering if you could do me a favor. My blog was deactivated by WordPress earlier this week because it got flagged as spam. I contacted WP to reactivate my blog b/c it’s not spam, and they did. However, things have been a little wacky since then. For example, for the last two days I have not had any international viewers– they’ve all been from North America. This is odd, because I normally have a few international views everyday. Will you tell me if my blog is coming through? I want to determine if A) my blog for some reason has a limited audience and if I should contact WP or B) no one outside North America is reading me, and in that case, I’ll just deal with it. Thank you for your help with this!


  40. Hello, Asif…I saw that you stopped-by my blog today…thank you for visiting and for letting me know you were there. :)

  41. thanks for the like on my post Perfection in Uniqueness. Glad you liked it. It is one of my own favorites. :-)

  42. Nice to “meet” you, Asif!

  43. Your absence on the recent posts was noticed ..but you made up for it with all the beautiful likes…Thank You !

    • You have a wonderful blog and there is immense truth in your sensitive poems… :-)

      • Only sensitive and pure minds can understand pure and sensitive work.hats off to you ..Your blog is amazing as well…I love how you show different sides of Indian culture ! and your poems are great as well !..cheers !

  44. Hi Asifa, Glad to have come across your blog through Yulia. Looking forward to reading your posts.
    Cheers! :)

  45. Hi Asifa,

    Your blog is wonderful and I have enjoyed reading it immensely. I have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award here (http://insearchofperfect.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/paying-it-forward/) :)

  46. amazing, amazing collection of quotes asif. loved each and everyone of them.

  47. Thanks for the like! Great quotes. I especially like the one about statesmen– we need more of those!

  48. I sincerely enjoy your thoughtful, informative site, Asif. where I have learned much about India…and “everyday harmonious existence.”

  49. Thanks for liking my post! Looking foward to your adventures and images!!

  50. Great job! Thanks for liking my posts on my blog! :D

  51. Blood-Ink-Diary

    Asif, thanks for your lovely comment on the recent poem. I am enjoying your blog too. Keep in touch, great to hear from you dost.

  52. I like the quote from Maharishi Patanjali as it is full of truth and wisdom. Beautiful blog you have here. I am looking forward to exploring it. Hugs, pat

  53. I love these beautiful quotes of yours! Stuffs that have to do with the mind and with development appeal specially to me. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  54. It’s great to find your blog here, Asif! :-) Keep penning, keep inspiring! :-)

    Subhan Zein

  55. You picked excellent quotes for your about page! Nice work! :)

  56. Thank you so much for liking a recent post of mine (Bog Chorus)! I so appreciate your visit and interest, and look forwarding to investigating your offerings here.

  57. Hi,
    Great quotes. :)
    Thank you very much for the visit to my blog, and following.

  58. hey thanks for visiting and liking my post… :)

  59. Hi, thanks for the visit and the like :)

  60. Hi Asif… great profile you have. ;-)

  61. thanks so much for liking my posts. And for bringing me here. I will be checking out your blog as well. Love anything Indian! and to my dismay I am not in India this year, so you will have to enjoy the 4 years of posts already on the blog. If you would like to follow my current adventures, you can find me on my current blog: Not In India 2012

    with love light and JOY

  62. Asif, thanks for stopping by and for your support – the liking – and welcome back.

  63. thank you for commenting and following ..u rock!!!

  64. Thanks for your visit and kind comment.I do believe your quote about politicians is now on my favorites list too. ~Susan

  65. FYI : I am half Indian :) but Ive never been to India though, hoping i could visit this coming April.

    • That’s great!!! I am from the state of Tamilnadu.. Wishing you a happy journey and pleasant stay in India whenever you get time to come!!!

  66. dear and divine Asif…… goodness is God and you are on a path of goodness …. let life light your path of harmony .peace and enlightenment …..love all.

  67. Thank for for the visits and liking my two of my posts .Sorry, I was pretty busy and was not able to thank you right away..have a good week ahead ;)
    Find your blog pretty inspiring..will follow

  68. Hi! Thanks for the like! :) I hope you have a great day!

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