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Pradeep Shrivastava has a Master’s degree in computer applications. He was born in Jabalpur, but work compelled him to move to Bengaluru – where he currently resides. Pradeep's debut novel is Sacrifice - The Road to Obscurity

10 Quotes by Buddha (1 min read)

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Gautama Buddha, or simply the Buddha was an ascetic and sage, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in the eastern part of ancient India sometime between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE.

Born: 563 BCE –  Lumbini, Nepal

Died: 400 BCE (aged 80) – Kushinagar, India

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Dealing with Shame (1 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Pradeep Shrivastava

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Shame is a soul eating emotion. – C.G. Jung

At some point in time in our lives, we all have done something we are not proud of, so here are 5 quick thoughts and ways to deal with it.

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7 Benefits of Dating a Woman Who Reads (1 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Pradeep Shrivastava

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There are a lot many benefits, but in this post, I’ll just stop myself at seven.

1. Good listener: If she can read a book for hour’s all together, she would be more than interested to patiently listen to you.

2. Buying gifts for her is easy: Obviously, she would love a book; all you need to know is her favorite genre or author.

3. Good memory: This means she would remember all the important dates, including your mom’s birthday.

4. Curious: Anyone who enjoys reading is always interested in knowing or learning about something new.

5. Teach you things: Since she is well read, she obviously knows a thing or two that you don’t.

6. Fine spending time alone: All a reader needs is a good book and a nice and quiet place to read it.

7. She will encourage you to read: Which will not only increase your knowledge but is always better than watching some meaningless chick-flick together.


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10 Reasons that Will Encourage You to Read (1 min read)

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Reading has many benefits; here are 10 reasons which should encourage you to read.

1. Vocabulary: When you read an article or a book you may come across a new word(s) or a different usage of a word you are already familiar with.

2. Creativity: Unlike a TV serial or a movie, reading will make you think.

3. Pleasure: A good book or article is as enjoyable as a game of baseball.

4. History: Other than history books we can also learn historical facts by reading biography/autobiography or by reading books or novels set in a particular period or era.

5. News and Information: Magazines and newspapers not only keep us updated about the current events but about family, living, food, trends, etc.

6. Empathy: This is especially true for readers of literary fiction. The reason being, the incompleteness of the characters turn readers into writers.

7. Reduces stress: A good entertaining novel can also reduce a lot of stress.

8. Fighting Alzheimer’s: A study showed that elderly people who regularly read or play mentally challenging games are 2 ½ times less likely to have the debilitating illness.

9. Life goals: Reading about someone who overcame obstacles may motivate you to meet your own goals.

10. Reading can save your cash: Reading is always cheaper than splurging your money at a pub or watching a movie at a cinema hall.


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Out of the Box Thinking (2 min read)

 

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Pradeep Shrivastava

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A long time ago in a small Indian town, a merchant had the misfortune of owing a large sum of money to a moneylender.

One evening the moneylender arrived at the merchant’s house, along with two royal guards and a couple of town elders.

“I will forgo all your debt if you marry your daughter to me.” The moneylender proposed to the merchant, who was standing in his garden along with his beautiful teenage daughter.

The merchant looked at his daughter and then turned his attention towards the old and ugly moneylender who fancied his daughter. “But… you are old enough to be her grandfather. How can you even think about marrying her?”

“If you don’t want me to marry your daughter, pay me my money immediately. Or I’ll send you to jail.”

“But, how can I clear your debt so soon. I need more time, maybe a couple of months?”

“As I said, pay me my debt now or I’ll send you to jail.”

After a couple of seconds of silence, the moneylender said. “Okay, I will make things simple for you. I will put a black and a white pebble in an empty moneybag. Your daughter will pick one pebble from that bag. If she picks the black pebble, your daughter will marry me and all your debt will be forgiven.”

“What if she picks the white pebble?” The merchant inquired.

“In that case, she does not have to marry me, unless she wants to, and your debt will still be forgiven.” The moneylender said as scanned the merchant’s daughter from top to bottom. “But if your daughter refuses to pick a pebble from the bag, you’ll be thrown into jail.”

The moneylender bent over and swiftly picked up a couple of pebbles. He slyly put two black pebbles into the moneybag and threw the remaining pebbles back on the ground, but the merchant’s daughter noticed his deceit.

“Pick up a pebble from the bag.” The moneylender said as he extended the moneybag towards the merchant’s daughter.

The girl thought. “If I refuse to pick a pebble, my father will be thrown into jail. If I pick up a pebble, since both of them are black, I will have to marry this pervert. If I expose the moneylender he will surely hurt my father, maybe not today but soon.”

“Come on! Pick up the pebble fast.” The moneylender said in a slightly raised voice.

With a smile on her face, the girl put her hand in the moneybag and drew out a pebble. Without looking at the pebble, she let it fall onto the pebble-strewn path on which they were standing. Making the pebble lost among the innumerable other pebbles.

“Oh God,” The girl said. “How clumsy of me, but if you look into the bag for the one that is left you will be able to tell which color pebble I picked.”

The moneylender knew that he had been outplayed in his own game and stood still for a couple of seconds.

“Go ahead, take out the stone from the moneybag and show us all.” One of the town elders said and the others nodded in agreement.”

The moneylender took out the black pebble from the money bag and showed it to everyone.

Even the most complex problems in life do have a solution, but sometimes we have to think in a different way to tackle them.


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The Road to Success (1 min read)

 

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Pradeep Shrivastava

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Everyone passes through a period in their lives when nothing works in their favor. Whether you are a programmer or a politician, sometimes you pass through a phase when it seems that everyone is conspiring against you and that is why you are not succeeding.

The truth is, the road to success passes through the fields of failure. If you haven’t ever failed in your life, you can never be successful. All great people have failed in their life, at one point or the other, but failure did not stop them from working hard.

The simple fact of life is the road to success passes through the fields of failure. These stinking, sludge filled fields of failure are not easy to cross, but if you have the patience and determination to cross these marshy lands, success beckons you.


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10 Quotes by Chanakaya (1 min read)

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Chanakya was an Indian teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist and royal advisor.

Born: 371 BC India

Died: 283 BC Pataliputra, India

Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.

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