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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The Little Engine that could...!

(Photo Credit - Wikipedia)
While revisiting the blogger settings today, I realized that it has bee ages since we posted any Book Review here. And before I come up with a dozen explanations trying to reinforce the false notion that I or my partner were very busy saving the world , launching rockets or gearing up for the next Olympics - I quickly grabbed a Comic Book from a peer's desk. And to my utter surprise - it was quite a nice read.

"The Little Engine that could...!" is basically a tale of a little engine that owing to its sheer optimism is able to achieve the seemingly tough task. Here's what happens in the story - there's this heavy train full of toys and food and together they try to climb a hill. Unfortunately the engine breaks down and that's when all the toys seek help from the trains of varying sizes and strength that pass by. However, they all refuse to provide help for various reasons ranging from we can't do it to Why should we do it ! Discouraged, the toys spot a little blue engine with so-so strength and ask for assistance. This brave little engine agrees to help when the toys tell him that its very vital for them to reach Hill Top and he is their last hope ! I love this part 'coz I remember back as kids - most of us were bold enough to take up every challenging tasks and pulling it to to finish line / success with solid self belief and practical application of ideas. Surprisingly its only when we grow up - we say "Naaah, we can't !" or "That's too tough !" etc. Think about it as you spot the next challenge your life showers you with - we are sure you might give it your best shot !

Anyways,
this incredible little engine puts himself in front of this heavy train and succeeds in pulling the train over the mountain while repeating its motto: "I-think-I-can....Chugg Chugg Chugg Chugg...I-think-I-can...Chugg Chugg Chugg Chugg...I-think-I-can !". The book truly is amazingly inspiring and Wikipedia rightly mentions this book as a metaphor for the American Dream. The story has evolved since the book was first released and there's a very nice animation film made on the plot too. That said - we are all charged up after Labor Day Weekend and as we grab a good bestseller from Library today - we wish you all Good Luck for your upcoming endeavors and yes....

We think you can....We know you can...!
~ Chinmay & Tanya
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2 Comments:

Blogger s k gupta said...

This one is best..
This priceless review of some IIT Books( Inspiring, Interesting& Thought -provoking )is fantastic.
Having succeeded in their endeavour to save the world,the blogger due are in search of locomotive to pull their train full of passangers.
Yes ..they are right..
Only little engines can deliver..
The bigger ones are full of prejudices,tiredness,fatigue & lack motivation.
We need little engines but it is also important that we put our trust in their capability and ask them to take charge by giving them opportunities & appreciation.
The concluding inspiring message provides a perfect icing over a well baked cake(Blog)....
Since the bloggers haven't put any qualifying requirements( age,academic credentials,nationality etc.) ,anybody ..you,me ,we ,our friends..all team members....can come forward to be little engines by accepting their invitation with a CAN DO attitude.
A ray of hope is emerging at the horizon..Silver lining among dark clouds is visible in this blog.
An amazing blog with a pious motive...

Sunday, 14 September, 2008

 
Anonymous Sandeep Kumar Gupta said...

The blog on little engine is indeed very inspiring.

In fact, only little engines like Chinmay and Tanya can help because they are full of energy , confidence, passion and desire to help & contribute.

Yes, you both can !

Regards,
Sandeep Kumar Gupta

Wednesday, 22 October, 2008

 

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