Tribute : Sam Berns (1996-2014)

We hope you must know him, inspirational Sam Berns. Though he lived short, he inspired many people to take life positive and happy.

lifeaccordingtosamSampson “Sam” Gordon Berns (October 23, 1996 – January 10, 2014) was an American who suffered from progeria and helped raise awareness about the disease.

He was the subject of the HBO documentary Life According to Sam is about one family’s courageous fight to save their only son from a rare and fatal disease, progeria. The average age of death from progeria is 13, there is no treatment, and no cure. Dr. Leslie Gordon and Dr. Scott Berns are set on changing this. When their son Sam, now 16 years old, was diagnosed with progeria at age two, doctors told Leslie and Scott to enjoy Sam while they could. They refused to believe this was the answer. In less than a decade, their advances have led to identifying the gene at fault, creating the first drug trials for treatment, and revealing the amazing discovery that progeria is linked to the aging process in all of us. – IMDB

In Memory of Sam Berns :

This is an excerpt from  (Whom Sam mentioned as his friend on the TEDEX Video above)

In a heartbreaking phone call from his parents, I learned of the death of Sam Berns, a courageous young man with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. Sam may have only lived 17 years, but in his short life he taught the rest of us a lot about how to live.

Sam’s parents, Scott Berns and Leslie Gordon, both physicians, introduced me to Sam more than a decade ago. At that time, no one knew the cause of this extremely rare disease that causes children to age at a dramatically accelerated pace, leading to death from heart attack or stroke at the average age of 13…

(click here to read the complete article)

His parents, Scott Berns and Leslie Gordon, both pediatricians, received their son’s diagnosis when he was less than two years of age. Roughly a year later, they established the Progeria Research Foundation in an effort to increase awareness of the condition, to promote research into the underlying causes of and possible treatments for the disease, and to offer resources for the support of sufferers and their families

Courtesy : A. Noah via YouTube,  , IMDB and Wikipedia.

Tribute : Maddie Tippett, 3 yr old Angel, passed away.

Our eyes will be filled with tears to know that this angel child is no more alive to smile at us. 9.5 million people who cherished her on youtube, will feel the pain in their soul. You have given us smiles Maddie, but where are you now? 😦

Maddie Tippett, from Newcastle, Australia, became an instant Internet sensation after going toe-to-toe with her father whose YouTube video attracted more than nine million views online after her father posted it in January 2012. He was trying to trick her into saying she loves him more than her mother. During the two-minute video, called ‘Who’s Your Favourite?’, her father Mick attempts every trick in the book to get his three-year-old daughter to say she loves him more than Mum – but the cheeky and clever wit from the youngster leaves her father sighing at his repeated failed attempts.

Tragically, Maddie died suddenly on Feb 2014 after displaying ‘cold-like symptoms’. Her parents took her to the GP, who told them it was nothing more than a virus. But when Maddie’s condition worsened that night, her parents quickly rushed her to John Hunter Hospital – where doctors discovered two strands of the common cold had taken hold and one of them was attacking her heart.

Mr Tippett said the virus was ‘too much’ for his little girl and she ‘conked out’ a short time later. Maddie’s mother Kerryn said despite their unspeakable grief, they would take heart knowing their little girl brought so much joy to the world through her YouTube video.

‘Part of me feels that Maddie was meant to change the world and I feel sad that she didn’t get the chance, But then I think in 10 years’ time someone will be having a bad day at the office and sit down and click on that video and it will cheer them up. That will be her legacy.’ Maddie’s mother told. 

Courtesy – Excerpts from Daily Telegraph

Tribute : Edmund Thomas Clint, a Genius Child (1976-1983)

Edmund Thomas Clint an Indian child prodigy known for having drawn over 25,000 paintings in just 2522 days, Sadly, he lived only for 7 years ( May 19, 1976 – April 15, 1983) and passed away due to kidney failure. Clint Road in Kochi, Kerala is named after him.

But what he did in those 7 years is a work of sheer genius. At such a tender age, he had the creative bent of an artistic legend. Normally it would take years of analytical study and training to draw such paintings. His work has been displayed in exhibitions in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala in 1995 and 2007. At the age of 5, he secured first place in a competition held for painters below the age 18.

A biography, Clint – Nirangalude Rajakumaran (Clint – The Prince of Colors) was written about him. A Brief Hour of Beauty,another biography in English.

The 2007 Malayalam film Anandabhairavi, about a child prodigy was inspired by Clint’s life. Edmund Thomas Clint memorial painting competition for children was held at Kochi in his memory.

We pray for his soul to rest in peace.

Courtesy : Youtube and Wikipedia


Tribute : Major Mukund Varadharajan

The body of Indian Army Major Mukund Varadarajan, who was died during an encounter with militants in Shopian area of Kashmir on Friday (25th April 2014), was cremated today with full state honours

Major Mukund (1)Indhu Rebecca Varghese, wife of the martyred Army officials used to Facebook to share her feelings.

There lived a man who loved me with all his heart…

There lived a man who fathered my child….

There lived a man who believed in integrity….

There lived a man who loved his profession….

There lived a man who never feigned to be a hero….

There lived a man who was my soul….

There lived a man with a heart full of generosity…Major Mukund (6)

There lived a man who revealed all to me….

There lived a man who loved me with his life…..

But I wait…..

for he is with god..

I know this for sure..

One day I will meet him…

I know this for sure…

And he will give me that warm strong hug of his

I know this for sure…

And I will not complain that I can’t breath

I know this for sure

You can hug me..hug me all you want….

– Courtesy: Facebook account of Indhu Rebecca Varghese



Major Mukund Varadarajan (31), who was killed in an encounter with militants in South Kashmir, was just another lad from Selaiyur, proud to have studied in the Madras Christian College and working in a call centre until the time came for him to chase his childhood dream of joining the defence forces.

His father R Varadarajan, a retired bank manager, recalled his son, the youngest of three siblings, telling him at the tender age of six that he wanted to join the forces after having been inspired by his uncles already in the defence forces.

An alumni of Officers Training Academy, the Major was posted in various locations including Jammu, Kashmir, Mhow cantonment in Indore as a lecturer in the infantry school and as part of the UN peacekeeping forces in Lebanon for a year before being posted in Shopian in December 2012. “I remember him telling me when he was in Class III that he wanted to join the forces. After graduating in journalism, he studied diploma in MCC only because he wanted to study there. He worked in a call centre for a month before passing the SSB, though I encouraged him to study MBA,” recalled his father. A proud Army Major who knew the perils of his job, Mukund never used to tell his family about his injuries. “But we knew about his job. Once a bullet grazed him. But he never told us,” he added.

“But we knew about his job. Once a bullet grazed him. But he never told us because he thought it would scare us. When I asked him after seeing the injury, he simply said ‘Even if you walk on the road, you can die of an accident’,” Varadarajan recalled.

Having visited his parents in January, Mukund wanted to pay his wife Indu, who was living in the military quarters in Bangalore along with their 3-year-old daughter Arshea, a surprise visit on May 1.

“We sent him a message on Whatsapp wishing him on his birthday on April 12. He replied saying he was busy. When he last called me, he said he was planning to avail of leave for a week for his daughter’s surgery and told me not to tell his wife as he wanted to it to be a surprise. But now, he has given us a surprise,” Varadarajan said with tears in his eyes.

Mukund’s family members said it was through a relative in Dubai, who first saw the news of the Major’s death online, that they got to know the news. “Then I called his phone. Someone picked up and hung up. His brother-in-law again attempted and got through and we were informed about his demise,” Varadarajan said and added that Mukund’s mortal remains are likely to be brought to Chennai late on Sunday evening.

Mukund Varadarajan, who passed out of the OTA in 2004, is survived by his parents, R Varadarajan and Geetha Varadarajan, sisters Swetha and Nithya, wife Indu and daughter Arshea.

– Courtesy : New Indian Express

We are short of words to describe this. There are many Mukunds out there in the border, risking their life and their families’ happiness and future. Not for themselves, but for every Indian, including those corrupt, selfish and careless b******* rascals who ruin the country from within. We beg and request every responsible citizen to think, and value their lives and sacrifice. Our every little effort to live a meaningful, righteous and peaceful life is all the dream of every soldier. Let us give them that. Be Responsible! Be United as Indians! JAI HIND!

We Salute you Major with tears in the heart.

Courtesy : Google and, gaurav.wavhal

‘Snoopy’ Digs the Archive for You: May 2013

Snoopy @ Work :)

Snoopy @ Work 🙂

Visiting our blog now? Well, you could have missed a few interesting posts. Here we bring you “Snoopy” he will dig the archives and bring you the complete list of old posts in one place. Check out now what Snoopy found from May 2013.

One question poll : Know what others say: Love or Hate their Job?

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5 Insights from the Movie 300 : A Recommended Reading

“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”
Just one great Quote : Being HaPpY

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Understand Arguments : The Frog Story

Slums Of Chennai : Needs Action

Relax Off Serious Philosophies 🙂 Nothing but fun : A Teacher Terrorist 🙂

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A Funny Story of a Man and his Dog: Sure It Will Leave You Thinking

Must Read : Inspirational Speech : Dalai Lama : Education & Warm Heart

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Three Life Changing Words : Teacher who made the Difference

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EcHo Of You

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Attitude n’ Choices

Dream Thieves : Go Go.. Keep Going..

Missing flight
The Missed Flight : Writer’s Digest Entry

Be Thankful : Insights

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Bet you stay off tears? Ugly, The Cat : Value of Compassion & Love

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Insights : Time Bank

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Story of Jenny : The Real Pearl Necklace

Darkness needs Light
Picture Speaks : Darkness Needs Light, Money blocks Accessibility

What exactly is “Propel Steps”?

10 Unusually beautiful friends (Part 1) : We humans have lot to learn

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SAVE TIGER : Pictures Speak

victim vs creator
Choose one : You wanna be Victim or Creator : Personality Insights

Instant Personality Self Test : Your brain thinks mostly left / right / both?

Dont Miss it : Which direction the Train moves? It will as you wish.. Magical 🙂

Blind girl gets to class XII merit list, tops humanities group

career vs money
Snippet Thoughts: Error at Start: Career Decision

The Cab Ride I will Never Forget : Great moment in Life

The Lost Watch

Limpid Life

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You will say WOW : Miguel Claro’s Astrophotographs

Why Dogs live less than us? : This Deserve a read.

Who is the Daddy? Earth or Homo-Sapiens?

There’s More fruit in Rich Man’s Shampoo than a Poor man’s Plate

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Box Full of Kisses : While reading you too realize having one Box 🙂

Never Miss to Read this : A Miracle costs $1.11 : True Story

Appreciate Talent : Siddhartha Rahi & Summa Hussain : Young Student Scientists From Ghazipur, India.

Appreciate Talents : Adithyha Jayakumar – A Musical Talent from South India

An Interesting Personality test : Just 5 mins

Cart fill
Life is similar to filling our cart. We pay and enjoy for what we fill our carts with…

The Little Firefighter : Relish helping others : Must feel Story

Peace is Cheaper than War Love is Precious of all Weapons
Pic : Peace is Cheaper than War! Love is Precious of all Weapons!

Impressive Quotes from Finland Teachers

Top 10 Beautiful flowers in the world

Snippet Thoughts : Push

Snippet Thoughts : A Humane day

Poster #3 : Is there a True Friend?

Poster #2 : Join Hands if you are against Caste Discrimination

Poster #1 : A Good Child is a Sign of a Good Society…

The Good Bye Kiss

Lesson to a Disciple Painter : Easy to point; hard to correct.

Just 3 words : Explains So much

The Cookie Thief : Must Read One

The empty soap box : Keep it simple lesson for every organisation

Need Expert Opinion: What will happen if there are no limitations to export / import taxes (arbitrage benefits)?

Four Fingered Pianist : Hee Ah Lee

Jessica Cox – An Inspirational Woman

18 Rules of HaPpInEsS 🙂

Our Life is Our Choice: Always do your best

Window of Happiness : Must Read One

Ways to judge people, things and life : Four Seasons’ Insight

Beautiful Oil Paintings : Realistic Ones

One of the most inspired story : Boy and Butterfly

Very Small Story, But Great Insight : Purpose of Goal

Home of Millions : Earth : Have no space for our little Sparrows?

Four Apples and Understanding others

Inability is just a belief : Story of Elephants

Hold on your emotions : This may make you feel the importance of understanding

Old one but Evergreen story : True Love is Unique

“Paid in full with one glass of milk”

Difference : Optimist and Pessimist

Know Stats: List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions

Concert Freebies : Don’t miss to read 🙂

Funny Marriage of Princess : Cant stop laughing 🙂

Quotes from the Way of a Peaceful Warrior – Dan Millman

The Brick and the Jaguar : Listen to life

Reach and Touch Others’ life with Kindness : Story of Waldorf-Astoria Hotel

Appreciate Life : Story of a Blind Girl

A true story, happened in 1892 at Stanford University : Herbert Hoover & Paderewski

”How heavy is this glass of water?” : Stress is same as this

Snippet Thoughts : Mistakes Matters @ workplace

50 Amazing Facts about Animals : I

“A Love Letter at my 60″ Heart melting Story. Never miss to read it.

Guys Vs Cats : These funny pics will relax mind 🙂