Saturday, January 8, 2011



"When you got what you got in your struggle for self,
And the world makes you King for a day,
Just go to a mirror and look at yourself
And see what that man has to say.

For it isn't your father or mother or wife
Whose judgment upon you should pass,
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
is the one staring back from the glass.

Some people may think you a straight- shootin' chum
And call you a wonderful guy,
But the man in the glass says you're only a bum-
If you cant look him straight in the eye.

He is the fellow to please, never mind all the rest,
Fore, he's with you clear up to the end.
And you've passed your most dangerous difficult test,
if the man in the Glass is your friend.

You may fool the whole world down the path way of life
And get pats on your back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heart aches and tears,
if you've cheated the Man in the Glass. "
                                     (- Dale Wimbrow - 1937)

Do introspect !!!!Can you stare at
The Man in The Glass Straight in the Eye ? !!!!


  1. Do not mix it up with Man with the Glass !!!

  2. Hi Ravi,
    This is Balettan, an old friend of you. Remember your days at Nuranang as Adj. 1st Sikh LI? Or the days at Meerut when you commanded a regiment there? The last time I spoke to you was when you were at Gwalior. Well I have been trying to contact you for many years. If you remember me and the nostalgic memories of of our time together, do contact me on my e-mail id: Or
    capt. KBalakrishnan