Quote of the day

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.



There is this boy in a certain school . This boy has a fascination towards soccer and always practised his level best but was never selected for the final team but he never left his practise and hope.
When ever he is there for practise , he was accompanied by his father who used to sit in the same seat till his practice is finished.
The final year came and the final selections for the team is near and the practice is at its peak.
When there are still 4 days left for the selections and match, the boy suddenly stopped coming to the practice and the coach was not informed priorly about it.
The selections day came and the match will be in the afternoon and suddenly the boy appeared from no where before the coach and asked a place for him .
Now the coach said “son, I had better players and you are not here for the practice sessions and how can u expect me to take you in, I cant go against my better judgement and I cannot take you in”.
The Boy pleaded like anything and almost is on the feet of his coach begging a place for him. Now the coach never had seen anyone plead like that and said “son, okay I can give you a chance for the first half and you got to prove your abilities and never forget that the reputation of the school is at risk, this is the first time i am going against my better judgement”
The Boy thanked him and got into the finals.
The match started.
The boy played like a house on fire and he converted every ball that came to him into a goal. needless to say, the team won the match for the first time in their history and the boy was awarded the player of the tournament award .
When he came to the coach ,the coach asked him”son where have I went wrong all these days, how am I wrong in my judgement about you all these days , how did you play so well,what motivated you “
The boy replied”sir my father is watching me”
“Where is he watching from , when ever you made a goal I looked for your father and he is no where to be seen” said the coach with a surprised tone .
“Sir, there is one thing that you dont know, my father is blind by birth. he is just here to motivate me . four days back he DIED and for the very first time he is watching me from there” and pointed his finger to the sky with tears in his eyes.
“Thats what motivated me and made me play so well”.

Quotes from Mahabharat

In youth a man is deluded by other ideas than those which delude him in middle life, and again in his decay he embraces other ideas.

The good to others kindness show, And from them no return exact; The best and greatest men, they know, Thus ever nobly love to act.*

A man should never despise himself, for brilliant success never attends on the man who is contemned by himself.

Just as the track of birds that cleave the air Is not discovered, nor yet the path of fish That skim the water, so the course of those Who do good actions is not always seen.

Of what avail is the praise or censure of the vulgar, who make a useless noise like a senseless crow in a forest?

A wound inflicted by arrows heals, a wood cut down by an axe grows, but harsh words are hateful?a wound inflicted by them does not heal. Arrows of different sorts can be extracted from the body, but a word-dart cannot be drawn out, for it is seated in the heart.

Rich presents, though profusely given, Are not so dear to righteous Heaven As gifts by honest gains supplied, Though small, which faith hath sanctified.

Do naught to others which, if done to thee, would cause thee pain: this is the sum of duty.*

Entangled in a hundred worldly snares, Self-seeking men, by ignorance deluded, Strive by unrighteous means to pile up riches. Then, in their self-complacency, they say, ?This acquisition I have made to-day, That will I gain to-morrow, so much pelf Is hoarded up already, so much more Remains that I have yet to treasure up. This enemy I have destroyed, him also, And others in their turn, I will despatch. I am a lord; I will enjoy myself; I?m wealthy, noble, strong, successful, happy; I?m absolutely perfect; no one else In all the world can be compared to me. Now will I offer up a sacrifice, Give gifts with lavish hand, and be triumphant.? Such men, befooled by endless vain conceits, Caught in the meshes of the world?s illusion, Immersed in sensuality, descend Down to the foulest hell of unclean spirits.*

A bad man is as much pleased as a good man is distressed to speak ill of others.

An evil-minded man is quick to see His neighbour?s faults, though small as mustard seed; But when he turns his eyes towards his own, Though large as bilva fruit, he none descries.

She is a wife who is notable in her house; she is a wife who beareth children; she is a wife whose husband is as her life; she is a wife who is obedient to her lord. The wife is half the man; a wife is man?s dearest friend; a wife is the source of his religion, his worldly profit, and his love. He who hath a wife maketh offerings in his house. Those who have wives are blest with good fortune. Wives are friends, who, by their kind and gentle speech, soothe you in your retirement. In your distresses they are as mothers, and they are refreshment to those who are travellers in the rugged paths of life.

Such deeds as thou with fear and grief Wouldst, on a sick-bed laid, recall, In youth and health eschew them all, Remembering life is frail and brief.

Those men are wise who do not desire the unattainable, who do not love to mourn over what is lost, and are not overwhelmed by calamities.

Repeated sin destroys the understanding And he whose reason is impaired repeats His sins. The constant practising of virtue Strengthens the mental faculties, and he Whose judgment stronger grows acts always right.

-Thank you



Dhokadva is a Village in Una(New- Gir gadhada) Taluka in Junagadh(New- Gir Somnath) District of Gujarat State, India. It is located 106 KM towards South from District head quarters Junagadh. 15 KM from . 352 KM from State capital Gandhinagar

Dhokadva Pin code is 362565 and postal head office is Dhokadva .

Sanosri ( 3 KM ) , Mota Samadhiyala ( 4 KM ) , Nagadiya ( 4 KM ) , Ugla ( 4 KM ) , Vajdi ( 4 KM ) are the nearby Villages to Dhokadva. Dhokadva is surrounded by Diu Taluka towards South , Khambha Taluka towards North , Jafrabad Taluka towards East , Rajula Taluka towards East .

Una , Rajula , Kodinar , Savarkundla are the nearby Cities to Dhokadva.

It is near to arabian sea. There is a chance of humidity in the weather.

Demographics of Dhokadva

Gujarati is the Local Language here.

OverView of Dhokadva

STD code is 02875, current taluka is Gir Gadhada and district is Gir Somnath.

Near Cities

Una  15 KM near     
Rajula  45 KM near     
Kodinar  47 KM near     
Savarkundla  58 KM near    

Near By Taluks

Una  15 KM near     
Diu  30 KM near     
Khambha  31 KM near     
Jafrabad  36 KM near    

Near By Air Ports

Diu Airport  34 KM near     
Bhavnagar Airport  163 KM near     
Civil Airport  172 KM near     
Porbandar Airport  185 KM near    

Near By Tourist Places

Rajula  43 KM near     
Sasan Gir  61 KM near     
Somnath  79 KM near     
Veraval  81 KM near     
Chorwad  97 KM near    

Near By Districts

Amreli  84 KM near     
Junagadh  101 KM near     
Bhavnagar  158 KM near     
Rajkot  170 KM near    

Near By RailWay Station

Una Rail Way Station  16 KM near     
Gir Gadhara Rail Way Station  18 KM near     
Delvada Rail Way Station  22 KM near     
Hadmadiya Rail Way Station  26 KM near    

-This is our dhokadva info…
-Hitesh vala

Best Quotes


Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

If you can dream it, you can achieve it. – Zig Ziglar

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. – Steve Jobs

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. – Benjamin Franklin

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. – Henry Ford

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. – Grandma Moses

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. – Beverly Sills

Dream big and dare to fail. – Norman Vaughan

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. – Farrah Gray

I would rather die of passion than of boredom. – Vincent van Gogh

I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. – Benjamin Franklin

Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. – Jamie Paolinetti

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. – Joshua J. Marine

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. – Les Brown

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. – Latin Proverb

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. – Sheryl Sandberg

Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions. – Dalai Lama

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. – Lao Tzu

Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. – Confucius

Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him. – Booker T. Washington

There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. – Aristotle

The best revenge is massive success. – Frank Sinatra

Either you run the day, or the day runs you. – Jim Rohn

Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. – Vince Lombardi

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. – Steve Jobs

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. – John Lennon

Just know, when you truly want success, you’ll never give up on it. No matter how bad the situation may get. – Unknown

I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance. – Unknown

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude. – Denis Waitley

I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself. – Albert Einstein

Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. – Jack Canfield

Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan. – Larry Winget

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. – Carl Bard

I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do – Lucas ( Rory Cochrane, Empire Records)

Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about. – Unknown

When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place. – Unknown

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate

version of somebody else. – Judy Garland

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Henry S. Haskins

Challenge yourself with something you know you could never do, and what you’ll find is that you can overcome anything. – Unknown

It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Elio

All our dreams can come true–if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney

The best way to predict the future is to invent it. – Alan Kay

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. – Napoleon Hill

-Thank you…

Read These 10 Sentences Because They Can Change Your Life.


1 “People aren’t against you; they are for themselves.”

2 “Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.”

3 “You learn more from failure than from success; don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.”

4 “The most dangerous risk of all – The risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later”

5 “Go where you’re celebrated, not where you’re tolerated.”

6 “The person that you will spend the most time with in your life is yourself, so you better try to make yourself as interesting as possible.”

7 “If you accept your limitations you go beyond them.”

8 “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.. that’s why we recommend it daily.”

9 “Everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something”

10 “Comfort is the enemy of achievement.”

-Thank you

Motivation Story

ये कहानी एक ऐसे व्यक्ति की है जो एक फ्रीजर प्लांट (freezer plant) में काम करता था। वह दिन का अंतिम समय था और सभी लोग घर जाने को तैयार थे। तभी प्लांट में एक तकनीकी समस्या (technical problem) उत्पन्न हो गयी और वह उसे दूर करने में जुट गया। जब तक वह कार्य पूरा करता, तब तक अत्यधिक देर हो गयी। लाईटें बुझा दी गईं, दरवाजे सील हो गये और वह उसी प्लांट में बंद हो गया। बिना हवा व प्रकाश के पूरी रात आइस प्लांट में फंसे रहने के कारण उसकी कब्रगाह बनना तय था।

लगभग आधा घण्टे का समय बीत गया। तभी उसने किसी को दरवाजा खोलते पाया। क्या यह एक चमत्कार था? उसने देखा कि दरवाजे पर सिक्योरिटी गार्ड टार्च लिए खड़ा है। उसने उसे बाहर निकलने में मदद की।

बाहर निकल कर उस व्यक्ति ने सिक्योरिटी से पूछा “आपको कैसे पता चला कि मै भीतर हूँ?”

गार्ड ने उत्तर दिया- “सर, इस प्लांट में 50 लोग कार्य करते हैँ पर सिर्फ एक आप हैँ जो मुझे सुबह आने पर हैलो व शाम को जाते समय बाय कहते हैँ। आज सुबह आप ड्यूटी पर आये थे पर शाम को आप बाहर नहीं गए। इससे मुझे शंका हुई और मैं देखने चला आया।”

वह व्यक्ति नहीं जानता था कि उसका किसी को छोटा सा सम्मान देना कभी उसका जीवन बचाएगा। याद रखेँ, जब भी आप किसी से मिलें तो उसका गर्मजोशी और मुस्कुराहट के साथ सम्मान करें। हमें नहीं पता, पर हो सकता है कि ये आपके जीवन में भी चमत्कार दिखा दे।

आप शायद मानें या न मानें, पर हमारे जीवन के छोटे से छोटे कार्य भी हमारे जीवन में महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाते हैं। इसीलिए कहा जाता है कि आप जब भी किसी से मिलें, पूरे जोश से मिलें, हमेशा दूसरों की मदद करें और जो काम करें पूरी ईमानदारी से करें। फिर देख‍िए आपके जीवन में कैसे नए-नए रास्ते खुलते चले जाते हैं!

-Thank you

Best Short Stories

1.“The Zero Meter Diving Team”by Jim Shepard (BOMB Magazine)
This curious, masterful story is about aset of brothers who work as managing engineers overseeing the Chernobyl power station on April 26, 1986, but, aswith most of Shepard’s work, it’s also about the invisible planets of loss that our personal lives orbit. It is both an education and an elegy. Shepard’s forthcoming novel of the Warsaw Ghetto,Aaron Only Thinks of Himself, promises more of the same.

2.“A Tiny Feast”by Chris Adrian (The New Yorker)
Titania and Oberon, the immortal Queen and King of the Fairies, live under a hill in a modern city park. To save their marriage, they adopt a mortal toddler and begin to raise him, only to discover he has developed terminal leukemia. What follows, set in a fairy den and an oncology ward, is one of the best (and, somehow, realest)short stories ever written, a haunting exploration of love and death that has followed this reader, at least, into marriage, parenthood, and nearly every subsequent day spent on this earth.

3.“Lorry Raja”by Madhuri Vijay (Narrative Magazine)
One of the newest voices on this list, Vijay tells the story of Indian children mining the ore used to construct Olympic stadiums in China with remarkable poise and vision. While the inherently political nature of the story is certainly important and the writing isruthless in its detail, to approach “Lorry Raja” in only that way is to missthe quiet power of Vijay’s prose, as well as its ability to look honestly into the subtleties of family and the scales of desire without denying beauty whereit lurks.

4.“Bluebell Meadow”by Benedict Kiely(The New Yorker)
Published in 1975 at the peak of The Troubles in Ireland, Kiely’s unlikely story of a small country park and the two young people who spend a few afternoons together in it is sly, funny, and tremendously affecting. A lesson simultaneously in understatement and heart, this story is really about the nearmisses of the lives we almost live, as well as what time does to the things that could’ve been. Long forgotten by most, author Colum McCann miraculously resurrected it forThe New Yorker‘s fiction podcast, and it is best experienced in his wonderful voice.

5. “Some Other, Better Otto” by Deborah Eisenberg (The Yale Review)
It’s difficult to say exactly why this story—the reflections of intelligent, grumpy Otto about his aging partner William, his own aging, his uneasy relationship with his family, the sanity of his troubled sister, loneliness, and the new baby of his upstairs renter—is as wonderful as it very much is. The story is, in the end, a testament to the power of a whole person—caustic, funny, articulate, alone, lost and found, cruel and loving—given life on the page. Originally published inThe Yale Review, eager readers can find it inTheBest American Short Stories 2004anthology.

6.“City Lovers”by Nadine Gordimer (The New Yorker)
Also published in 1975, sixteen years before she would be awarded the Nobel Prize, this is Gordimer’s story of the relationship between Austrian geologist Dr. Franz-Josef Von Leinsdorf and a mixed-race Johannesburg shop girl, an affair that is illegal in apartheid-era South Africa. One of the most overlooked pieces of Gordimer’s writing, this is also one of the quietest, and most effective. The uneasy dynamics of race, class, and power (especially when it comes to love and sex) are nimbly explored here,and build to a devastating end. It was similarly saved from obscurity, this time by author Tessa Hadley, forThe New Yorker‘s fiction podcast.

7.“Spring in Fialta”by Vladimir Nabokov“
Spring in Fialta is cloudy and dull,” begins this amusing and heartbreakingstory, perhaps the most underappreciated narrative Nabokov ever wrote. Waiting behind Nabokov’s admittedly long and wry sentences is the plainly moving story of a love affairpursued through the years. Every detailworks together here to render Nabokov’s testament to the illusiveness of love and memory, and areader’s patience is richly rewarded. Those interested can find it online, or in the excellent anthology of love stories,My Mistress’ Sparrow Is Dead.

8.“Inventing Wampanoag, 1672”by Ben Shattuck (FiveChapters)
While this very short, very tricky story purports to be about the birth of the tribal language used to print the first Bible in the Americas, it is really about the death of it, and the way history itself is a colonizing narrative. Shattuck’s facility with prose makes this a funny, winning story, even as it isa bitter and sad one: a clever and unique creation that will stay with you long after you’re done reading.10. “Painted Ocean, Painted Ship” by Rebecca Makkai (Ploughshares)This humorous, deceptive story, loosely descended from Coleridge’s most famous poem, follows an unreliable English professor as a single compound error (mistaking a bird, then a student) births another andanother, eventually threatening her potential marriage, job, and fate. The best part, however, is the turn at the very end, which reveals the entire storyto perhaps have been something different all along, a sneakily stunning mediation on the limits of self-awareness, guilt, and penance. Originally published inPloughshares, curious readers can find it in the pagesof theBest American Short Stories 2010anthology.

-Thank you

-Hitesh Vala

Thought For Students

It is because we are different that each of us is special.

When time never waits for us, Then why do we always wait for the right time??  No time is wrong to do the right things..

Be big enough to admit and admire the  abilities of people who are better than you.

Politicians are the same all over.

They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.

Life gives us daily lessons; not to study but to understand.

Once in a while you have to take a break and visit yourself.

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.

Fear can hold you prisoner, hope can set you free.

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.

Always remember you’re unique — just like everyone else.

Constant thankfulness makes a human magnet out of a common personality.

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

Every bad situation will have something positive, Even a stopped clock shows correct time twice a day. Think positive=SUCCESS

No God, no peace. Know God, know peace.

You can’t do anything unless you want to. It’s the desire and passion that counts.

We are born with two options: to be slave or master of our destiny.

We can smile even though we are hurting and we can feel happy even though we are unhappy. It’s called strength

Live now. Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.

Many people live under the illusion that they have none.

Success is ninety percent about your attitude and ten percent about your talents.

If not me, who? And if not now, when?

Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.

Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things

Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.

It’s not enough to be busy . . . the question is: what are we busy about?

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.

Success is the problem but failure is the formula.. You can’t solve the problem without knowing the formula..

Relationship is like a book, it takes few seconds to burn but years to write. So write it carefully n never let it burn.

Winners always compares their achievements with their own goals, While losers compares their achievements with the failures of other people

A Winner never quit, But a quiter never win, So choose the best one.

There is enough for every man need but not enough for one man greed.

Never leave on tomorrow, which u can do today.

-Thank you