Category Archives: Inspirations

A tribute to Pataudi – the Great Seducer of his time

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi – nicknamed Tiger Pataudi, former Indian cricket captain was born on 5 January 1941.

Pataudi was the youngest captain at the age of 21 in the Indian cricket team’s history and is regarded as one of the finest ever.

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, former Indian cricketer

Pataudi has totally played 46 test matches for India from 1961 to 1975 and also captained 40 test matches thereby winning nine of them.

His right eye got damaged in a car crash even then he continued playing and scored 2,793 runs at an average of 34.91 per innings.

This great tiger died on 22nd September 2011 in Delhi Hospital because of lung infection.

Short lives, big impressions

Everyone loves celebrities and of course everyone wants to be a celebrity. But unfortunately not every celebrity’s life is a celebrated one. Here we are going to see a list of some famous celebrities who passed away before their time.

Marilyn Monroe – Most Beautiful actress 

Marilyn Monroe  

One of the most beautiful actresses ever, Marilyn Monroe was born on june 1st of 1926 as Norma Jeane Mortenson, was an American actress, singer and model.The glitz and glamour was disastrously cut short when she was discovered dead in 5 August 1962.

While a lot of questions remain unanswered about her death, the world still mourns the stunning diva.

She was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time in 1999.

Bruce Lee – greatest martial artist ever

Bruce lee  

Bruce Lee was a Chinese American and Hong Kong actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, director, film producer, scriptwriter and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts movement was born on 27 November 1940.Lee was very popular for his physical fitness and vigorous, dedicated fitness regimen to become as strong as he possibly could.

This great and a young talented man died on 20th July 1973 when he was 32 years old.

Indira Gandhi – world’s longest serving female Prime Minister

Indira Gandhi  

Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi, the third Prime Minister of the Republic of India for three consecutive terms from 1966 to 1977 and for a fourth term from 1980 until her assassination in 1984, a total of fifteen years.She remains the world’s longest serving female Prime Minister as of 2011.

She was also the only Indian Prime Minister to have declared an emergency in order to ‘rule by decree’ and the only Indian Prime Minister to have been imprisoned.

Rajiv Gandhi – youngest Prime Minister of India

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Rajiv Ratna Gandhi, the sixth Prime Minister of India was serving from October 1984 to December 1989.He took office after his mother Indira Gandhi’s assassination on October 31, 1984.

He himself was assassinated on May 21, 1991.

He was the youngest Prime Minister of India when he took office at the age of 40.

Benazir Bhutto – Pakistan’s only female Prime Minister

Benazir Bhutto  

Benazir Bhutto, the first Prime Minister to lead a muslim state from 1988–1990 and from 1993–1996.

She was Pakistan’s only female Prime Minister as of 2011.

She was the wife of current Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.

On 27 December 2007, Bhutto was killed while leaving a campaign rally for the PPP at Liaquat National Bagh.

Shobha – fantastic actress with a beaming smile

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Shobha (23 September 1962 – 1 May 1980) was an Indian film actress.She won the National award for Best Actress for her role in the Tamil film Pasi at a young age of 18.

She started her career as a child artist in the film Udyogastha.

Her first film as a heroine was Utrada Raatri.

Shobha’s real name was “Mahalakshmi”.

Shobha committed suicide after shooting for the movie Pasi, directed by Balu Mahendra whom she was married to.

Divya Bharti – A Lost Angel

Divya bharti  

Lived up to 19, this alluring actress Divya Bharati died in 1993 after a fall from her 5th floor apartment.Her death still remains a mystery.

Though many in film circles believe it was a suicide after a fight with her husband Sajid Nadiadwalla, police could not come to any concrete conclusion.

The investigation into the circumstances of her death was closed in 1998.

Soundarya – a versatile actress and philanthropist

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A versatile actress and philanthropist, Soundarya had acted in Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, many number of Telugu films and a Bollywood film before death rushed her away in an unfortunate plane crash happened in April 2004, when the four-seater plane Cessna 180 caught fire immediately after take-off.

She was on her way to Andhra Pradesh to campaign for the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Princess Diana – most photographed woman of her time

Princess diana  

Diana, Princess of Wales, the most beautiful princess ever.She also haves the credit of the most photographed woman of her time.

Diana’s life was a contrast to her astonishing beauty.

Diana was fatally injured in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997.

Princess lived up to 36.

Michael jackson – King of Pop

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No need of any introduction for him, even a small child will know him very well without any introduction.

His talents were so great; his Moonwalk reached the top position on The New York Times best sellers’ list.

This king of pop expired on June 25, 2009.

After his death, Jackson became the best-selling artist of 2009 in United States.

Smiling Babies – an awesome magic

Today morning while coming, I happened to see a baby looking at me and smiling, what a cute smile it was, there was a lot of innocence and cuteness hidden in that smile, which made me forget all my stress, tension everything for a while, hence I thought to share some cute photos of smiling babies with you all to make you all feel as such.

Happy baby

It is of course a magic that on by having a look at these pictures definitely you all will be able to forget your stress, angry everything at least for a while. Let us go into that awesome magic.

Cute smile with two teeth!!!!!!!!!!

Smiling Baby

Even a Bathing baby also looks cute!!!!!

Bathing baby

What a style the baby is having!!!!

Sunbathing-baby

When babies cry also they will look cute, this picture is a good example for that.

Funny crying baby

See how naughty it is to peep out from the blanket.

Naughty baby

Very cute know!!! The way the baby stands looks awesome!!!!

Crazy baby

Still didn’t feel the magic? See this video definitely you will feel the magic.

Hope, this post would have made you all feel happy!!

Valentine’s day recipe

Big Valentine Cookie

valentine-cookie Ingredients :

  • 1 package refrigerated cookie dough(any flavour)
  • Decorator icing (optional)
  • Valentine candies (optional)
  • Melted chocolate (optional)

Preparation:

  1. After the dough is well-chilled shape an entire package of cookie dough into heart shape on greased baking sheet.
  2. BAKE according to package directions, adding 3 to 4 minutes to the baking time on the package.
  3. Cool on baking sheet for about a minute.
  4. Carefully loosen cookie with spatula. Cool on baking sheet completely.
  5. DECORATE with candies, icing and melted chocolate.

Valentine Pizza

Ingredients :

  • 3 cups bread flour
  • Dry yeast ar required
  • 1 1/4 cups of warm water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Chopped fresh rosemary as required
  • Pizza sauce as required
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Ripe tomatoes as required
  • 5 slices vegetarian pepperoni
  • Sliced black olives
valentine-Pizza

Method :

  1. Place bread flour, yeast, water, and 2 tablespoons olive oil into the bread machine pan.
  2. Select the Dough setting. Press Start.
  3. When the dough is finished, squeeze rosemary into the dough.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  5. Divide the dough into three portions.
  6. Shape each piece into a heart shape about 1/2 inch thick.
  7. Brush with remaining olive oil and spread a thin layer of pizza sauce on each pizza.
  8. Sprinkle cheese over pizza sauce, and arrange tomatoes, pepperoni and sliced olives on top.
  9. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until cheese melts and crust turns to golden brown.

Heart-in-the Hole Eggs and Toast

Heart-in-the Hole Eggs and Toast Ingredients :

  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 slice bread
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cucumber
  • Cherries as required

Method :

  1. Using a 3-inch heart-shaped cutter, or sharp knife, cut heart out of the center of the bread.
  2. In a medium non-stick pan over medium low heat melt butter.
  3. Place the bread, heart stencil and cut-out heart in the pan.
  4. Cook about 2 minutes, or until bread is toasted on one side.
  5. The cucumber garnish can be cut with a cookie cutter by slicing the cucumber the long way instead of across the length.
  6. A large cookie cutter can also be used to hold the shape of a “sunny-side up” egg or a poached egg.
  7. If sunny-side up eggs are not to your liking, then once the egg is set turn over the filled stencil and cook about 1 minute more, or until the yolk is set.
  8. Add some salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Spread heart cut-out with jam, if desired.
  10. Heart-in-the Hole Eggs and Toast is ready to serve!!

Valentine’s day quote

There is always some madness in love. But there is also some reason in that madness.

Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?

I love you, not only for what you are, But for what I am when I am with you.

music-of-love

The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.

If a hug represents, how much i love you, am ready to hold you always.

If i had to choose whether to breath or to love you, i would use my last breath to tell you that i love you.

Anyone can catch your eye, but it will take somebody special to catch your soul.

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.

love-forever

Only for two times I want to be with you – Now and Forever.

Don’t say you love me unless you really mean it, because I might do something crazily by believing it.

The moment I first saw you, you warmed my heart, the second time you made little flames and now you make my heart burn like hell!

Never overlook me, never forget me But when you forget me, forget me forever!

Others say, you fall in love only once, but when I hear your voice I fall in love all over again.

love-at-rain

I hated the rain until I danced with you.

Love me not. Love me never. But when you love me love me forever!

If your heart was a prison, I would like to be sentenced for life.

Should I smile because you are my friend, or cry that’s all you will ever be?

Don’t cry because it’s over, just Smile, because it happened.

What is love?

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” – Sophocles

“Attention is the most basic form of love; through it we bless and are blessed.” – John Tarrant

“We love because it’s the only true adventure.” – Nikki Giovanni

“Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.” – Dorothy Parker

“Love is friendship set on fire.” – unknown

“Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing.” – Goethe

“To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia.” – H.L. Mencken

“Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it…It really is worth fighting for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk everything, you risk even more.” – Erica Jong

“Sometimes love is stronger than a man’s convictions.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer

“Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Maybe love is like luck. You have to go all the way to find it.” – Robert Mitchum

“Love stretches your heart and makes you big inside.” – Margaret Walker

“Love has no awareness of merit or demerit; it has no scale… Love loves; this is its nature.” – Howard Thurman

“Love is like war: Easy to begin but hard to end.” – Anonymous

“Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“Where love is, no room is too small.” – Talmud

“Loves makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” – Zora Neale Hurston

“Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” – Mark Twain

“Love is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.” – Nicholas Sparks

“To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.” – Karen Sunde

“A love song is just a caress set to music.” – Sigmund Romberg

“Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.” – Peter Ustinov

“Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever.” – unknown

“Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.” – Erich Fromm

“In the final analysis, love is the only reflection of man’s worth.” – Bill Wundram, Iowa Quad Cities Times

“Love doesn’t make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Elizabeth Browning

In my view love is caring, understanding and allowing the other one to breath independently. Possessiveness is a part of love. But over possessiveness will lead to selfishness and problems. What is love in your opinion?

IT’S STRANGE ISN’T IT?

Isn’t it strange how a 20 rupee note seems like such a large
amount when
you donate it to Church, but
such a small amount
when you go shopping?

Isn’t it strange how 2 hours seem so long when
you’re at Church, and how
short they seem when you’re
watching a good movie?

Isn’t it strange that you can’t
find a word to say when
you’re praying,
but you have no trouble
thinking what to talk about
with a friend?

Isn’t it strange how difficult
and boring it is to read
one chapter
of the Bible, but how easy
it is to read 100 pages of
a popular novel ?

Isn’t it strange how everyone
wants front-row-tickets
to concerts or
games, but they do whatever
is possible to sit at the last
row in Church?

Isn’t it strange how we need to
know about an event for
a Church 2-3
weeks before the day so we can
include it in our agenda, but we can
adjust it for other events in
the last minute?

Isn’t it strange how difficult it
is to learn a fact about God to share it
with others, but how easy
it is to learn, understand,
extend and repeat gossip?

Really strange!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! right?

Saint Alphonsa – A life of Sufferings

October 12th 2008 was an unforgettable day for Indian Catholic Church. First time, an indian women became a saint. 2-3 people came to India worked and died here and became saints like St. Thomas, Francis Saviour, Mother Treesa (she was known as a saint when she lived)� etc. But this is the first time an indian born women became a saint. I am more happy because she is a Keralite. Here’s something about her.

Born – August 19, 1910, Kottayam district, Kerala, India

Baptized – August 27, 1910

Died – July 28, 1946, Bharananganam

Venerated in – Roman Catholic Church

Beatified – February 8, 1986, Kottayam by Pope John Paul II

Canonized – October 12, 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI

Feast – July 28

Her tomb in Bharananganam has become a pilgrimage site these days as miracles have reported by some devotees. The miracle attributed to her intercession and approved by Vatican for the canonization was the healing of club foot of an infant in 1999.

Beatification
On December 2, 1953, Eug�ne-Gabriel-Gervais-Laurent Cardinal Tisserant inaugurated the diocesan process for her beatification. Pope John Paul II formally approved a miracle attributed to her intercession and Alphonsa was declared Servant of God on 9 July 1985 and she became known as Venerable Sister Alphonsa. She was beatified along with Kuriakose Elias Chavara at Kottayam.

Canonization
The miracle attributed to her intercession and approved by Vatican for the canonization was the healing of club foot of an infant in 1999.

Sainthood
On October 12, 2008, Pope Benedict will declare Blessed Alphonsa as the first woman saint of India.

Pope Benedict XVI celebrated mass to canonize India’s first female saint, Sister Alphonsa Muttathupadathu, who disfigured herself to avoid marriage so she could become a nun, Agence France-Presse reported.

The ceremony took place yesterday in the Vatican in the presence of tens of thousands of worshippers, AFP said. Thousands of Indians traveled to Rome from the southern Indian state of Kerala, where the Roman Catholic nun was born.

Alphonsa, who died in 1946 at the age of 36, lived in “extreme physical and spiritual suffering” and was an “exceptional woman” Pop said.

Route to reach Saint Alphonsa Tomb

Bharananganam is a name which is synonymous with St. Alphonsa, who ise the first saint of India. This town is 5 kilometer away from Palai, now has become an important pilgrim center in Kerala.

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BOOKS ON ST.ALPHONSA

New Saints and Blesseds of the Catholic Church – Ferdinand Holbock
The Spirituality of Blessed Alphonsa – Ke. Si. C?kk?
A Grain of Wheat – T Thomas
The Wisdom of the Saints – Suzanne Clores
Kerala Christian Sainthood: Collisions of Culture and Worldview in South India – Corinne G. Dempsey

Vatican’s biography of St Alphonsa

Kerala nun Sister Alphonsa, who at the age of seven had dedicated herself to serving Jesus Christ, calling him “my divine Spouse”, was greatly disturbed when her family decided to get her married when she was 13.

She prayed fervently and even contemplated disfiguring herself to escape the torment, according to a biography of her prepared by the Vatican ahead of her canonisation on Sunday.

Following is the biography of Sister Alphonsa prepared by the Vatican:

“Blessed ALPHONSA OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION was born in Kudamalur, the Arpookara region, in the diocese of Changanacherry, India, on the August 19, 1910, of the ancient and noble family of Muttathupadathu.

From her birth, the life of the Blessed was marked by the cross, which would be progressively revealed to her as the royal way to conform herself to Christ. Her mother Maria Puthukari gave birth to her prematurely, in her eight month of pregnancy, as a result of a fright she received when, during the sleep, a snake wrapped itself around her waist. Eight days later, on August 28, the child was baptised according to the Syro-Malabar rite by the Fr Joseph Chackalayil, and she received the name Annakutty, a diminutive of Anne. She was the last of five children.

Her mother died three months later. Annakutty passed her early infancy in the home of her grandparents in Elumparambil. There she lived a particularly happy time because of her human and Christian formation, during which the first seeds of a vocation flowered. Her grandmother, a pious and charitable woman, communicated the joy of the faith, love for prayer and a surge of charity towards the poor to her. At five years of age the child already knew how to lead, with a totally childish enthusiasm, the evening prayer of the family gathered, in accordance with the Syro-Malabar custom, in the “prayer room”.

Annakutty received the Eucharistic bread for the first time on the 11 of November 1917. She used to say to her friends: “Do you know why I am so particularly happy today? It is because I have Jesus in my heart!”. In a letter to her spiritual father, on the 30 of November 1943, she confided the following: “Already from the age of seven I was no longer mine. I was totally dedicated to my divine Spouse. Your reverence knows it well”.

In 1917 itself, she began to attend the elementary school of Thonnankuzhy, where she also established a sincere friendship with the Hindu children. When the first school cycle ended in 1920, the time had come to transfer to Muttuchira, to the house of her aunt Anna Murickal, to whom her mother, before she died, had entrusted her as her adoptive mother.

Her aunt was a severe and demanding woman, at times despotic and violent in demanding obedience from Annakutty in her every minimal disposition or desire. Assiduous in her religious practice, she accompanied her niece, but did not share the young girl’s friendship with the Carmelites of the close-by Monastery or her long periods of prayer at the foot of the altar. She was, in fact, determined to procure an advantageous marriage for Annakutty, obstructing the clear signs of her religious vocation.

The virtue of the Blessed was manifested in accepting this severe and rigid education as a path of humility and patience for the love of Christ, and tenaciously resisted the reiterated attempts at engagement to which the aunt tried to oblige her. Annakutty, in order to get out from under a commitment to marriage, reached the point of voluntarily causing herself a grave burn by putting her foot into a heap of burning embers. “My marriage was arranged when I was thirteen years old. What had I to do to avoid it? I prayed all that night… then an idea came tome. If my body were a little disfigured no one would want me! … O, how I suffered! I offered all for my great intention”.

The proposal to defile her singular beauty did not fully succeed in freeing her from the attentions of suitors. During the following years the Blessed had to defend her vocation, even during the year of probation when an attempt to give her in marriage, with the complicity of the Mistress of Formation herself, was made. “O, the vocation which I received! A gift of my good God!…. God saw the pain of my soul in those days. God distanced the difficulties and established me in this religious state”.

It was Fr James Muricken, her confessor, who directed her towards Franciscan spirituality and put her in contact with the Congregation of the Franciscan Clarists. Annakutty entered their college in Bharananganam in the diocese of Palai, to attend seventh class, as an intern student, on the 24th of May 1927. The following year, on the 2nd of August 1928, Annakutty began her postulancy, taking the name of Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception in honour of St. Alphonsus Liguori, whose feast it was that day. She was clothed in the religious habit on the 19th of May 1930, during the first pastoral visit made to Bharananganam by the Bishop, Msgr. James Kalacherry.

The period 1930-1935 was characterised by grave illness and moral suffering. She could teach the children in the school at Vakakkad only during the scholastic year 1932. Then, because of her weakness, she carried out the duties of assistant-teacher and catechist in the parish. She was engaged also as secretary, especially to write official letters because of her beautiful script.

The canonical novitiate was introduced into the Congregation of the Franciscan Clarists in 1934. Though wishing to enter immediately, the Blessed was only admitted on the 12th of August 1935 because of her ill health. About one week after the beginning of her novitiate, she had a haemorrhage from the nose and eyes and a profound organic wasting and purulent wounds on her legs. The illness deteriorated, to such a point that the worst was feared.

Heaven came to the rescue of the holy novice. During a novena to The Servant of God Fr Kuriakose Elia Chavara – a Carmelite who today is a Blessed-she wasmiraculously and instantaneously cured.

Having restarted her novitiate, she wrote the following proposals in her spiritual diary: “I do not wish to act or speak according to my inclinations. Every time I fail, I will do penance… I want to be careful never to reject anyone. I will only speak sweet words to others. I want to control my eyes with rigour. I will ask pardon of the Lord for every little failure and I will atone for it through penance. No matter what my sufferings may be, I will never complain and if I have to undergo any humiliation, I will seek refuge in the Sacred Heart of Jesus”.

On August 12, 1936, the feast of St Clare, the day of her perpetual profession, was a day of inexpressible spiritual joy. She had realised her desire, guarded for a long time in her heart and confided to her sister Elizabeth when she was only 12 years old: “Jesus is my only Spouse, and none other”.

Jesus, however, wished to lead his spouse to perfection through a life of suffering. “I made my perpetual profession on the August 12, 1936 and came here to Bharanganam on the August 14. From that time, it seems, I was entrusted with a part of the cross of Christ. There are abundant occasions of suffering… I have a great desire to suffer with joy. It seems that my Spouse wishes to fulfil this desire”.

Painful illnesses followed each other, typhoid fever, double pneumonia, and, the most serious of all, a dramatic nervous shock, the result of a fright on seeing a thief during the night of October18, 1940. Her state of psychic incapacity lasted for about a year, during which she was unable to read or write.

In every situation, Sister Alphonsa always maintained a great reservation and charitable attitude towards the Sisters, silently undergoing her sufferings. In 1945 she had a violent outbreak of illness. A tumour, which had spread throughout her organs, transformed her final year of life into a continuous agony. Gastroenteritis and liver problems caused violent convulsions and vomiting up to forty times a day: “I feel that the Lord has destined me to be an oblation, a sacrifice of suffering… I consider a day in which I have not suffered as a day lost to me”.

With this attitude of a victim for the love of the Lord, happy until the final moment and with a smile of innocence always on her lips, Sister Alphonsa quietly and joyfully brought her earthly journey to a close in the convent of the Franciscan Clarists at Bharananganam at 12.30 on July 28, 1946, leaving behind the memory of a Sister full of love and a saint.

Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception Muttathupadathu was proclaimed Blessed by Pope John Paul II in Kottayam, India, on February 8, 1986.

With today’s Canonisation, the Church in India presents its first Saint to the veneration of the faithful of the whole world. Faithful from every part of the world have come together in a single act of thanksgiving to God in her name and in a sign of the great oriental and western traditions, Roman and Malabar, which Sr Alphonsa lived and harmonised in her saintly life.

This is the church inside which the tomb of Saint Alphonsa is situated

Alphonsa stamp This is the stamp published by Indian Government when Alphonsa got beutified.

It seems now government will publish coins with her beautiful face.

Mobile Manners We have to Follow

In between important meetings, in cinema hall or even in church sometimes mobile phones become villian. Most of the people use their phones to speak or play music loudly and don’t care about others around. Sometimes while traveling in bus, I could hear the full family history of some people. Really funny. Here are some rules or manners we have to follow when using mobile phones.� Don’t be panic by hearing rules. Simple ones. Very simple ones.

1. When possible go outside or to another room to make your call
Your call might disturb others. Also, features such as text messaging answering services, call diversion and vibration alert can be used to receive important calls without disturbing others.

2. If you need to keep your phone on for important calls, then turn it to silent or vibrate mode.
It’s the ring of a mobile phone in inappropriate places and times such as at the tennis or in restaurants which annoys people the most.

3. When required turn your phone off and check it’s off
There are some places where people should never talk on a mobile phone or send text messages and where the ringing of a mobile phone or message alert is considered highly unacceptable, such as: movies, stage shows, weddings, funerals, concerts, speeches, classrooms and lectures. In these cases, turn your phone off and remember to check it’s off before you enter the venue. You can always check your voicemail, text messages or your answering service afterwards.

4. Keep your conversations private
People’s sense of personal space varies in each situation. Making a call in a busy pub may be okay, but talking loudly in a confined space like a lift or on a train tends to infringe on others personal space. Be aware of where you are and who you are with and what others are doing before deciding to make or accept a call. In some situations it might be better to send a text message.

5. Speak softly
Mobile phones have very sensitive microphones that can pick even the softest voice, so there is no need to shout. If you are having trouble hearing the other caller, check that you have the volume on your phone set high enough.

6. You don’t always have to answer- use your messaging service
It’s a natural reflex to answer your phone if it rings, however, if you forget to put your phone on silent or vibrate mode and it rings at an inappropriate moment, send the call to voice mail or your answering service.

7. Talk to the one you’re with
If you receive a call during a conversation, send the call to your voicemail or answering service. Your first priority should be to the person you are with. However, if you are expecting an important call let the person you’re with know before the call arrives and excuse yourself before accepting the call.

8. Don’t send inappropriate messages
Messaging is a great way to communicate, but don’t send offensive or threatening text, voice, picture or any other sort of message, because it is a criminal offence to use a mobile phone to menace or harass someone. Also receivers can save messages and easily identify you as the sender.

9. Respect others’ privacy when using in-phone cameras
In-phone cameras shouldn’t be used anywhere a normal camera would be considered inappropriate, such as in change rooms or toilets. You should ask for permission before you take someone’s picture. Also bear in mind that some venues do not allow the use of cameras and may refuse entry to anyone with one.

10. Ban the ring: not the phone
Wherever conversations are normally acceptable, venues can help by asking people to turn their phones to silent or vibrate mode rather than turning it off. This approach will help with compliance, especially for people who need their phone for important calls. Venues can also assist by reminding people to set their phones to silent mode, before they enter.

If you can follow these rules, that will be great. Some people just speak in mobile in crowded place or other important places to simply show off. They will tell about big business deals and all. Remember people won’t feel respect to you by doing this. They may be cursing you for disturbing.