Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Simple Friends vs. Real Friends!!

A simple friend has never seen you cry.
A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.

A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument.
A real friend knows that it's not a friendship until after you've had a fight.

A simple friend hates it when you call after going to bed.
A real friend asks you why you took so long to call.

A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.
A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps herself.

A simple friend expects you to always be there for them.
A real friend expects to always be there for you!

I Asked God!!

I asked for strength and God gave me difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for wisdom and God gave me problems to solve .
I asked for prosperity and God gave me brawn and brain to work.
I asked for courage and God gave me dangers to overcome.
I asked for patience God placed me in situations where I was forced to wait.
I asked for love and God gave me troubled people to help.
I asked for favors and God gave me opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted I received everything I needed.
My Prayer Has Been Answered!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Treat me kindly, my beloved friend,
For no heart in all the world is more
rateful for kindness than the loving
heart of me.

Do not break my spirit with a stick,
For though I should lick your hand
between blows, your patience and
understanding will more quickly
teach me the things you would
have me learn.

Speak to me often, For your voice is
the world's sweetest music, as you must
know by the fierce wagging of my tail
when your footsteps fall upon my ears.

Please take me inside when it is cold
and wet, For I am a domesticated
animal, no longer accustomed to the
bitter elements. I ask no greater glory
than the privilege of sitting at your
feet beside the hearth.

Keep my pan filled with water,
for Icannot tell you when I suffer thirst.
Feed me clean food that I may stay well,
to romp and play and do your bidding,
to walk by your side, and stand ready,
willing and able to protect you
with my life, should your life be in danger.

And, my friend, when I am very old, and
I no longer enjoy good health, hearing
and good sight, do not make heroic
efforts to keep me going.

I am not having fun. Please see that my
trusting life is taken gently. I shall
leave this earth knowing with the last
breath I drew, that my fate was always
safest in your hand.

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Optimists Creed!!

I Promise Myself

To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.
To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything, and make my optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet.
To give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me.

Desired Things!!

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter, f
or always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
nd everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Don't Quit!!

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won, had he stuck it out.

Don't give up though the pace seems slow
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt
And you never can tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Types of Investment!!

The word 'investments' is one that most of us are familiar with hearing in financial context. For many of us, it may make us thing of big business and vasts sums of money, but there's much to the world of investments than multi-million dollar deals.

Although it's true that, at the top level, investments may run into many millions, it is possible for the average person in the street to invest smaller amounts of money and to invest it wisely. If you've ever thought about trying to help your money to grow, then maybe you've wondered what opportunities are available.

In truth, investments can cover a wide range of options. One of the most traditional types of investing is in the stock market. This has been viewed by some as being a difficult type of investment to get into, but times are changing. The new range of online stockbrokers available mean that it's now easy (and fairly inexpensive) to get involved in buying and selling shares. If you're interested in share dealing yourself, then you'd be wise to remember that there is a risk involved ("shares may go down in value, as well as up"). It's vital that you investigate the area thoroughly before taking the plunge and you should view shares as a medium to long-term investment. If you invest expecting to make a quick buck, then you're likely to be disappointed.

An alternative type of investment, which has become particularly popular in the UK, is that of property. Putting money into residential properties and then taking a rental income is seen by many as a win-win situation. The largest downside to this type of investing is that you'll need a large capital sum to begin with, or else you'll need to take out a sizeable loan. As with the stock market, property should be looked at as a long-term investment.

The main types of financial investments are cash, fixed interest securities (gilts and bonds) and shares (equities).

Cash deposited in a bank or building society can earn interest. The amount of interest that you will get depends upon a number of different things:
1. The general level of interest rates set by the Bank.
2. The size of your investment - larger investments may attract higher interest rates
3. How long you are prepared to give up access to your money - if you are prepared to wait, say 60 or 90 days before withdrawing your money, you may get more than if you withdrew it straightaway.
Saving in deposit accounts or National Savings products which offer interest, is the way most people start investing. However, there is some risk involved because the interest you receive after tax, may not be enough to allow the value of your cash to keep up with inflation. Over the long term this can mean that your money loses its value in terms of what it can buy. A Rs.1 coin will always be worth Rs.1, but what you can buy with that coin will reduce with inflation.

Bonds are issued by governments and companies as a means of borrowing money. Government bonds are known as gilt-edged securities or "gilts". Bonds issued by companies are known as corporate bonds.
Bonds and gilts are issued with a promise that investors' money will be repaid at a set future date - the "redemption date". In the meantime, the bonds/gilts pay out a regular and usually fixed amount of interest. The income you earn is known as the bond yield. This is generally higher than the interest paid on deposit accounts because bonds can be riskier than deposit accounts. For example, the price of bonds varies relative to interest rates and may therefore fall when interest rates are rising.
If you need access to your money before the redemption date, you can sell the bond to someone else through the open market. The price you get will be the market price of the bond at the time you sell, so you may get more or less than you would get if you wait till the redemption date.

Shares in a company are just that. As a shareholder you own part of the company in which you have invested, and have a direct share in its assets and future profits. Shares are often called "equities". Part of the company's profit may be paid directly to you in the form of dividends, normally distributed twice a year. People also invest in shares to make money through an increase in value, which is reflected in the share price.
It is important to note that the value of shares can go down as well as up and you may not get back the amount you originally invested.
To convert your shares back into cash, you have to sell them to someone else in the stock market. The price you get depends on a range of factors such as what other investors think the future profits of the company are likely to be.

Property is a popular investment asset but it is important to realise that if you invest directly in property you are holding an asset which is harder to dispose of than some other assets. Your own property may of course be your biggest asset, but you cannot benefit from its value if you also need somewhere to live. You could invest in other properties, such as buy to let, but it may be better to consider investing in property via investment funds. Not only do these offer you the option to cash in your investment on a daily basis, but they also offer you the benefits of exposure to commercial property investment.

The benefits of buying investment funds to spread risk by giving access to professional fund managers whose job is to invest in a range of companies with the aim of maximising the return from investment.

Risk of Investment!!

If your investment is bought and sold in the stock market, you are exposed to market risk as market prices may fall as well as rise.

If you are entitled to a regular payment (as with fixed interest securities), there is the risk that the issuer may not be able to keep up these payments or repay at redemption. This is known as default risk.

The issuer may not actually default, but the perception that they might - the credit rating - may change, and this could lower the market value of bonds. This risk is called credit risk.

If the investment is overseas in a foreign currency or a company does business overseas, its value in sterling will be affected by exchange rates. This is called currency risk.

Inflation reduces the future purchasing power of your investments, and the interest you earn may not compensate for this. Inflation risk can therefore affect both your investment objectives and other investment risks.

It may be difficult to cash in your investment quickly or at the price you expect. This is called liquidity risk. It is a risk often associated with investments in property, which is a highly illiquid asset.

How to avoid risk??
Risk can never be eliminated but it is possible to manage it successfully. The principal weapon is "diversification" - spreading your risk.

If you put all of your eggs in one basket, you are vulnerable to risk. Different investments behave in different ways and are subject to different risks. Saving your money in a range of assets helps reduce the loss, should one of your investments suffer a downturn.

There is also a need to diversify within each type of investment. This is especially important in the case of share and bond investing, but can even be true of cash, where the risks are generally lowest. Putting all your money in one deposit account runs the risk that the interest paid on that account will change relative to other accounts. This could mean that the interest you receive is no longer as good as when you originally invested.

It is important to remember that all investments have a degree of risk. Even choosing not to invest is risky. The key is to get the right balance. Most people need a mix of assets in order to achieve their goals. The mix required depends upon individual needs.

First of all, plan about ur investments..Decide on ur Goals and take your time frame..
1. What are u investing for? may be for education, marriage, new house,retirement & so on & so forth..
2.How long do u expect it will take u to make enough money to meet ur goal??
3.When u want to spend ur money r u investing??

You may have a lump sum to invest which you would like to see grow, or from which you wish to draw an income. Equally, you may decide to invest in instalments, (for example, on a monthly basis) with a view to building up a lump sum.
Your investment goals should determine your investment plan and the time question: - "How long have I got before I need to spend the money?" - is crucial.
Generally, the longer it is before you need your money, the greater the amount of risk you are able to take in the expectation of greater reward. You don't want to find yourself having to sell just when the price has fallen. If you plan to spend the money soon, say in a few years, if you are nearing retirement and are planning to take an immediate income from your pension fund, you will want to safeguard the value of your money.
So plan how to invest, where to invest, what r the available sources for investment, what r the multiple options available, which option is best suited???????So find the answers for all these questions based on ur capability, opinion,requirement and moreover for ur own benefit..Since no one can know about future, so its best when u invest ur money!! There may be bad times, wherein money is atmost requirement and since some of us dont wish to take financial help from others[eventhough they r extremely close to us] its best option to invest from initial stages of joining a job!!

Goal TimeFrame Plan

Retirement Income 40years to go Mainly Shares

Saving for Children 18years Mainly Shares

Retirement Income 5-10years to go Bonds, Cash & Shares

Next Year's Holiday 1Year Cash

Immediate Income Continuing Bonds & Shares.


The word "investment" can be defined in many ways according to different theories and principles. It is a term that can be used in a number of contexts.

However, the different meanings of "investment" are more alike than dissimilar. Generally, investment is the application of money for earning more money. Investment also means savings or savings made through delayed consumption.

According to economists, investment is the utilization of resources in order to increase income or production output in the future. An amount deposited into a bank or machinery that is purchased in anticipation of earning income in the long run are both examples of investments.

Although there is a general broad definition to the term investment, it carries slightly different meanings to different industrial sectors.

According to economists, investment refers to any physical or tangible asset, for example, a building or machinery and equipment. On the other hand, finance professionals define an investment as money utilized for buying financial assets, for example stocks, bonds, bullion, real properties, and precious items.

According to finance, the practice of investment refers to the buying of a financial product or any valued item with an anticipation that positive returns will be received in the future. The most important feature of financial investments is that they carry high market liquidity.

The method used for evaluating the value of a financial investment is known as valuation. According to business theories, investment is that activity in which a manufacturer buys a physical asset, for example, stock or production equipment, in expectation that this will help the business to prosper in the long run.

Nowadays, In this current generation as well as current situation, as all of us know that, there is recession in economy, so many lost their jobs and r unable to come out of deep sea eventhough they r professional swimmers. When this happens with other citizens as well, what must be the criteria with other person who also faces some or the otherday?? Have we ever thought of helping and guiding them how to invest??What is the importance/need of Investment??

we are becoming Selfish..we r least bothered about our own people who suffer in the long run..Nowadays, Young Generation, prefers to work in MNC's, without even analyzing their future in MNC!! What sureity that a person gets that his job is permanent when he/she joins a MNC..People r very crazy of Money!!

MNC pays Rs.20,000/- for Training and double will be the pay after training is over!! What do u achieve by getting 40,000/-.They r almost sacrificing half of their life in companys' working more than 10hrs-12hrs..they dont even find time to spend with family members!! no outing nothing!! Simply working more than DONKEYS!!Moreover, people cant work after 40's if they r working in MNC's, bcoz of health disorders!! Health disorders may be bcoz of sitting long hrs in Front of computer, Strain for eyes, will suffer from back pain!!Do we get pension?? after retirement!! no..Only in Government Jobs we get pension..MNC may provide with Health Insurance, but will they provide even after our retirement?? No..Never!!

We r human beings..Not animals..No doubt..Money is very essentail in current generation..But do u think, only MNS'c can provide u with luxury,comfort?? If a person is working in Teaching field[as lecturer/professor/kindergarden teacher] ppl neglect them, as though they r somewhat useless work!! Even teaching field is good..only few people agree vth teaching field..but what about others??

A person may be a maid-servant, cleaner, driver, teacher, manager,director,executive,CEO, what all designations he may ve..Investment plays a vital role in each and everybody's Life..

Employee knows that, he/she has to invest, but are unaware of how to Invest??

Since I am pursuing with Bachelor of Commerce in Accounts and Finance[B.C.A.F, Professional Bcom], I would like to share an example with all my Near and Dear One's!!

Suppose, If A is earning Rs. 40,000, and B is earning Rs.30,000 working in good reputed MNC's..If their monthly expenditure is Rs.20,000/- and remaining 20k of A and 10k of B should be invested!! But, if A has kept Rs.10k[for emergency] and B has kept Rs.5k[for emergency], A will invest remaining Rs.10k in his account and B will Invest Rs.5k in his account!!

Now, after 10yrs, they need double the amount for expenditure living with the same standard of living..without purchasing any fixed assets and leading their life economically can help them to save money for the future.. But, Saying is easiest way than doing it practically!!

At this moment, B feels that, Rs.5k is more than enough even for an emergency, but what a person can get vth Rs.5k..Nowadays, Rs.5k is nothing..its like Rs.5/-

When do we understand amount Investment/Finance/Banking??If a person specialized in Accounts and Finance field and wish to enhance knowledge regarding this to others'..some r least bothered to listen!! They say, This is very boring topic and Y r u heating our head?? Plz dont Bombard with loads of Info regarding this..Bcoz we feel we r unsecure, even though we r earning lakhs of Rupees!!

Investment is needed for us as well as for our future generation; which includes,

  1. Education

  2. Marriage

  3. Health

  4. Old age

  5. To acquire Fixed Assets

  6. Many of us will ve dream of having Buckinghum Palace

Some of them feel funny/silly when I ve listed out the requirements/need/essentials of Investing!! But ve we ever thought of Investment??our future?? no never we do that!! If we start thinking/analyzing, then immediately within a fraction of a second we stop thinking and will never bother to think again..Assumption will be common among all of us, i.e; Lets accept what all comes in our way, What all is written in our fate, that what happens and no one can help for it nor can change our fate!!

But we have to be ready for each and every circumstance/situation..Life is Uncertain and anything can happen at any point of time..

Former President of India, A.P.J.Abdul Kalam had said in his speech to every Indian that, "We are the first in milk production.We are number one in Remote sensing satellites.We are the second largest producer of wheat.We are the second largest producer of rice."

We shall question ourselves that What about in economy??When will we overcome with Poverty??

So, we being responsible citizens of India, lets think how to overcome with poverty and try to educate people who are lacking behind in this regard!!

We shall take a Oath of overcoming Poverty in India!! Prove urselves what u r..

Thanks for devoting ur precious time in reading this article..I felt like sharing about investement with all my near and dear ones'..So I ve poured all my feelings, emotions, views,thoughts with regards to our Nation and also felt like enhacing knowledge about Investment to the people of our country!!Thanks a Lot..For having patience, deep Interest in Reading this!!

I think, I ve bombarded and also heated up ur Brains by providing and also somewhat including with Debate kind of Info in this Article!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Road Less Travelled!!

How often we must bear the challenges of life;
The endless roller coaster between happiness and sorrow;
The constant ups and downs of daily strife.
And always the question remains .... why?

Life is not an easy road for most;
It twists and turns with many forks in the road,
Although always, and inevitably, we are given a choice ...

Do we turn to the right ... or the left?
Do we take the high road ... or the low road?
Do we take the easy path ... or the difficult one?

Decisions are not easy for those struggling for direction ...
And sometimes the many choices and signs become overwhelming.

While standing at a crossroads in life,
The urge is to take the most comfortable path;
The road with least resistance ...
The shortest or most travelled route.

And yet, if we've been down that comfortable road before;
Have gleaned its lessons in life, and learned from our experiences;

Do we yet again follow the known?
Or does our destiny lie in another direction?

The fear of the road less traveled is tangible and all too real;
It manifests itself in many ways,
And tends to cloud the issues that might otherwise be clear.

It is in these times of confusion,
That we must seek peace and solitude;

Time to contemplate on our life,
Our experiences and our choices past;
Time to look back, and reflect on what we have learned
Without fear or confusion.

For only each of us knows our own personal thoughts;
Our unique past and personal history;
The experiences that brought us to the crossroads we now face.

We can always learn a small degree from others experiences,
And yet ... no one person can walk in our shoes,
Others know not, the trials and tribulations faced in private ...

For each is individual ... unique ... and personal.

And that is why ... while standing at a crossroads,
Only "we" can formulate the decision for ourselves;
The true direction that lies within;
The choices we must deliberate on with clarity and wisdom.

For it is only through personal reflection,
That we can now choose our destiny;...
...Our next adventure;
...And the future we will embrace.


When all about you is black with gloom,

And all you feel is pending doom.

When your bones are racked with grim despair-

When every breath is a gasp for air.

Keep on going, though you need to grope,

For around the bend is a ray of hope.

A ray of hope is perhaps all that's left,

As your will to live has been bereft.

You've lost it all, it's just no use!

You can end it all, you need no excuse.

But throw away that piece of rope,

And give yourself a chance of hope.

Just give yourself another day,

Brushing aside what your thoughts may say.

This is your life and you can make a new start,

By ignoring the brain - just follow the heart.

Taking baby steps in order to cope,

And minute by minute you'll build on your hope.

Build on your hope,. one day at a time,

Though the road be steep and hard to climb.

The hurts of the past - they should be dead.

The fears of the future are all in your head.

Just live in the present and refuse to mope

Your life will sparkle for you're living in hope.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Spandana..A True Friend!!

"In the garden of true friendship

A bee of selfishness hovers not"

A true friend is one


Who adorns you

More than you do


Who revives you

More than you do


Who knows you

More than you do


Who motivates you

More than you do


Who forgives you

More than you do


Who respects you

More than you do


Who mollifies you

More than you do


And, who loves you

More than you do!!

Spandana, a true friend of mine.Both of us, completing PUC in the same college became very close to each other.At the begining I thought she doesn't mingle with anybody and don't interact much......but in 2nd year, both of us joined the same tution and started gossiping and somehow became friends.
Gradually, we became close to each other by sharing our feelings, views, thoughts, opinions..I helped her in stats and used to discuss a lot..we are popularly known as chatter box.
Now, she is in Blore and I'm in Mumbai...Missing her a lot...Her Smiles, jokes...!!!!!!!!!!
She is one of my Best Friend of Blore!!!!!!!!

You're...My Friend,my companion,through good times and badmy friend, my buddy,through happy and sad,beside me you stand,beside me you walk,you're there to listen,you're there to talk,with happiness, with smiles,with pain and tears,I know you'll be there,throughout the years!!

Gratitude Testimonial to My Sister!!

When we were young we fought like cats and dogs. I remember the feeling of the cold linoleum as we wrestled on the floor and the feel of my sister’s body wrapped around mine. Strangely we loved this fighting. Our mother tried a few times to stop us and we would fiercely yell at her, “Go away, this is none of your business, we like this!” as we grabbed at each other’s bodies. Finally she got the message and left us alone to our skirmishes.

Though our fights were usually physical, sometimes they were emotional – not the usual name-calling, but a more sophisticated taunting, such as “I know something that you don’t know and I’m not going to tell you”. I guess we both had strong curiosities and this not-knowing was a form of torture. Despite all the fighting we loved each other dearly and stood up for each other. Woe to the person who dared to lay a hand on one of us – only we were allowed to abuse each other!

Through the opportunity of expressing all our emotions about each other freely and completely we grew to know and understand each other very well. As we matured into this greater understanding of each other, the fighting just fell away, no longer necessary. We developed a strong, intimate bond that served us well through our teen-aged years.

I so looked forward to my nightly bed-time ritual in the bathroom! Not the washing of my face or the brushing of my teeth, but the sharing of the day with my beloved sister. We were alone together in our own sanctuary – no one would interrupt the confiding of our intimate secrets here. And it was a joy to unburden my heart to her as my sister was totally supportive and accepting of everything I revealed to her. The “ups” of teen-aged life obviously got even better in the sharing, but so, surprisingly did the “downs”. In the sharing we would laugh and cry together and any pain was always eased. I considered myself so lucky to have a sister that I could share my heartfelt self with intimately and honestly and be accepted for who I was. I loved that precious time together and all that we shared and I love my sister.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Diwali Diyas!!

The fifteenth night of the month of Karthika is a no moon night, that is, 'Amavasya' is celebrated as the festival of Diwali by Hindus residing across the globe. But, with zillions of Diyas lit, the darkness has to find a place to hide. They enlighten the aura with such a brilliance that amidst the sheen of it evil is engulfed.

Widely known as 'The Festival Of Lights', Diwali connotes the victory of good over evil. Numerous folklores are associated with the festival of Diwali. And every tale indicate towards one fact that it is inevitable for the good to triumph over evil. On one hand, Lord Rama ended the reign of Ravana and on the other hand Lord Krishna killed demon Narakasura, thereby, re-establishing peace and happiness in three worlds.

Diwali Diyas is the embodiment of the same goodness, virtuosity, and eternal truth. For Hindus, light is the symbol of knowledge, wisdom, goodness, happiness, peace, truth and prosperity. Whereas, darkness symbolizes everything opposite to it. We find in legendary stories of Diwali the mention of the role of Diyas. Natives of Ayodhya lit Diyas in the way of Lord Rama, Lakshmana, and Mother Sita so that they would not get distracted from the path.

It was physically done at that time, but there is a deeper significance relevant even in contemporary times. Diya not only help in enlightening the physical path but the spiritual path too. It shows the right way so that our soul never indulge in any kind of evil. It teaches the lesson of brotherhood and encourages everyone to choose the road that leads to serenity of mind and soul.

People belonging to Hindu community all around the world indulge in lavish celebrations of the festival, but it is also important to understand the essence of these celebrations. The lesson is not confined to be adopted by Hindus only, but the idea is universal and thus encompasses the mankind on the whole. If these beautiful Diyas would start appealing to everyone's mind and soul can turn the world into a Utopian one.


Today's the `Festival of Lights' all over;

A joyful day for minds and hearts and souls;

And people throng the Temples to offer,

Prayers, resolving to take better roles.

And most of them are richly clad and clean,

And eat such dainty foods and sweets with mirth;

Whilst noisy crackers burst, their lights are seen,

It seems to be a happy day on Earth!

But are there not hearts woe-filled, very sad?

Denied of laughter, smiles for days;

Today's the triumph of Good over bad;

But what about the wastage in much ways?

True joy is when you see someone else smile!

True charity gives joy in Heavenly style.


The sweet smell of flowers
The array of colors
Diwali is here!!
Firecrackers are heard
Candles are lit
Children play
Presents are given
We pray to the gods
Diwali is here.

Season of Lights!!

Dunes of vapors from crackers rise,
Engulf, as odorous airs resound
Effusing joys to all abound
Pearls of gleams in these autumn nights
Adorn our lives else trite
With sparklers that motley skies
As soaring spirits of powder wander
Let us thank the heavenly might,
In this festive season of lights.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Marine Drive!!

Marine Drive is a skillfully laid-out boulevard in South Mumbai. It is actually an upturned 'C'-shaped six lane concrete road, which lengthens to 3 km along the coastline - a natural bay. This avenue connects Nariman Point with Malabar Hills. Situated over domesticated land, facing west-south-west, its coastline forms the part of the Arabian Sea. What draws attention to this avenue is the striking esplanade next to the road, where scores of people come to breathe fresh air and view sunset.

Officially called Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, Marine Drive was earlier identified as Sonapur amongst local Marathi populace. Palm trees are lined up along the road, presenting a picturesque view and nice walkway to take a stroll.

Having the highest real estate prices in India, the buildings down the road embrace many hotels and are home to many celebrities. Indeed, there is a row of art deco buildings that were built by wealthy Parsis during early 1920's. Bombay just follows Miami (USA) in its number of art deco buildings along the waterfront.

At nights, Marine Drive looks stunning illuminated, with lights and if seen from some elevated point beside the road, it appears like a necklace with street lights resembling a string of pearls. Attributable to its extravagant loveliness, it is also known as Queen's Necklace.

Chowpatty Beach, famous for its local fast-food, lies at the northern end of this road. One of the busiest roads in Mumbai, Marine Drive has been acclaimed as the world's largest viewing gallery that hosts various events. Marine Drive offers the best causeway to take a refreshing saunter next to the sparkling waters of the Arabian Sea. The cool breeze would caress you with its gentle touch, making you feel at cloud nine.

'Nana-Nani' park is the recent attraction, which has been added for senior citizens in the area. Tickle your taste buds with the local 'kulfi' and tit-bits available at road-side kiosks. Thus, Marine Drive is a place that none cannot afford to miss while holidaying in Bombay.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Friendship Recipe!!

Fold two hands together

And express a dash of sorrow

Marinate it overnight

And work on it tomorrow

Chop one grudge in tiny pieces

Add several cups of love

Dredge with a large sized smile

Mix with the ingredients above

Dissolve the hate within you

By doing a good deed

Cut in and help your friend,

If friend should be in need.

Stir in laughter, love, and kindness

From the heart, it has to come

Toss with genuine forgiveness

And give your neighbor some!!

The amount of people served

Will depend on you

It can serve the whole wide world

If you really want it to!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Amma!!Tribute to Mother!!

A kannada bhaavageethe written by BR Lakshman Rao.Very touching lyrics!!

Amma ninna yedeyaaladalli
Gaalakke sikka meenu
Midukaaduthiruve naanu
Kadiyalolle nee karula balli
Olavooduthiruva thaaye
Bidada Bhuviya IIAmmaII

Ninna rakshe goodalli
bechchageAdagali yeshtu dina?
Dhoodu horage nanna
Ota kalive olanota kalive
Naa kalive oordhwagamanaa
O agaadha gaganaa II Amma II

Mele haari ninna seletha meeri
Nirbhaara sthithige thalupi
Brahmaandavanne bedaki
Indhana theeralu bande baruvenu
Matthe ninna todege
Moortha premadedege II Amma II

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Modern Students!!

Teacher: U idiots! At your age Einstein ranked first in class.What about you?
Student: Sir at your age Hitler committed suicide..!What about you?


The Siddhi Vinayak temple at Prabhadevi in Mumbai is a well visited one attracting thousands all through the year.The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Ganesha. It is located in Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra. It was originally built by Mr. Laxman Vithu and Mrs. Deubai Patil in November 19th, 1801.The temple has a small mandapam (hall) with the shrine for Siddhi Vinayak ("Ganesha that grants your wish"). The wooden doors to the sanctum are carved with images of the Ashtavinayak (the eight manifestations of Ganesha in Maharashtra). The inner roof of the sanctum is plated with gold, and the central statute is of Ganesha. In the periphery of the temple, there is a Hanuman temple as well. Ganapati here is depicted with four arms bearing a lotus, an axe, modakas and a garland of beads, flanked by his consorts Siddhi and Riddhi.

Today, Me and my Friend Manasa had been to SidhiVinayak.Every Tuesday, we both surely visit Sidhivinayak as it gives the great immense pleasure.Thousands of devotees prong throng the temple, especially during Angaraki and Sankashti Chaturti days, when there is a continuous stream of visitors for as long as a 24 hour period.

We go by Fast train and come by Slow/Fast train as per the train is scheduled..Today, we left our place by 6.45am and reached Goregaon[E] Station by 7.00am and got the ticket to Dadar[Dadar Return] and boarded the fast train by 7.10am and reached the temple dadar stn by 7.40am and reached SidhiVinayak temple by 7.50am. We purchase flowers, garike, modaka and narikela for Rs.12/- from a lady who is very familiar to us.

For the Security purpose our handbag and even the coconut & what all will be carried by us will be checked through the scanner and even the devotees should undergo security check!!Fine, after all this, we went to Ladies queue and stood hardly for 5-10mins and within 20mins we got the darshan.When u pray god with Indepth Devotion u feel a kind of pleasure and happiness..After a long journey for 45mins in train and 15mins in a rick, u may feel tired. But, the moment you enter the main Gharbagudi of Lord. Sidhivinayak everything vanishes..Then by, 8.25am, we left temple and came to Dadar stn in a share taxi..After, reaching dadar stn, we went to dadar market to purchase Bengaloorina Shamanthige which is very rare in Mumbai..U can find this only in city but not in Suburbs.. we also purchased katiruva mallige hoovu and came back to dadar stn, and boarded Goregaon Local Train which was scheduled for 9:01am and came back to our detination[Goregaon stn] by 9.30am and then reached Gokuldham, by 9.45am.

Today, I had a Nice day..!!Thanks a Lot Manasa Dear!!

Baal nahi hai!!

3 auratein party mein jane ke liye sareeyan select karti hai
Pehli aurat: Mere pati ke kale baal hai, isliye mein toh kali saree pehan kar jaungi.
Dusri aurat: Mere pati ke safeid (white) baal hai, toh mein white saree pehan kar jaungi.
Tisri aurat boli: Mere pati ke baal hi nahi hai, toh kya mein aise hi jaungi.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Idli,Vada with a Bowl of Sambar.....

At last…. It’s a time for the Queen of South Indian breakfast dish: Idli-Vada with Sambar. I call idli as a queen because for some reason the title of king belongs to Dosas:). Having Idli-Vada with delicous bowl of Sambar for breakfast awakes our taste buds. Me and my dad are great fans of Idli-vada..when Mom includes Idli-Vada sambar for the sunday menu card, I surely get up as early as possible to have delicious bisi, bisi.. idli-vada vth sambar..Wow!! The steaming fluffy and soft Idlis with little spicy and tasty Vadas dipped in delicious Sambar… Awww…. Nothing is better than that. Mom prepares this dish, on sundays, so that we can have leisurely, without any gadi-bidi!!
Dad, Listening to News Loves to have idli-vada sambar!!But my whole concentration will be on Idli-vada Sambar!!What a Great Awesome Delicious Dish for the BreakFast..After having this bisi bisi idli-vada vth sambar listening to news, Now, comes the time to read Newspaper sitting in a Easy Chair vth stretched leg, having a cup of coffee by sipping drop by drop makes our taste buds much more delicious!!Wowwwwwww!!!!!!!
This dish is very famous/popular in southIndia!! My Near & Dear one's who all have yet to visit SouthIndia, plz dont forget to taste Idli-Vada vth Sambar!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

My Sweet Sis!!

Having a sister is like having a best friend, you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do, they'll still be there. Sisters are probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship. There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me.Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow.When mom and dad don't understand, a sister always will.Elder sisters never can do younger ones justice!A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend.There is no better friend than a sister. And there is no better sister than you. Our roots say we're sisters, our hearts say we're friends.Sisters share the scent and smells - the feel of a common childhood.A sister shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.It was nice growing up with someone like you - someone to lean on, someone to count on... someone to tell on! Sisterhood is powerful.

I am very much blessed to have a sister like you Appu!!!!!!Sister is like mother, life time companion,best & true friend...I love u Sweetheart!!!!!!!

Bengaloorina Roti Ghar..

namma bengaloorina, gandhibazar alli iruva Roti Ghar, Nanage bahala saari nenapaaguthidhe..Hope 2cum to blore wen the time permits!!
This restaurant serves both North Indian and South Indian Food and is from Upahara Darshini Group. South Indian food is even now excellent in Upahara Darshini in the nearing DVG road. This restaurant has Service Hall and Party Hall on the bussiest Gandhi Bazaar Main Road. The restaurant is very hygenic. Earlier they used to give food in use and throw plastic plates and plastic tumblers. Now, steel and ceramic plates are used and everything is sterilized in hot water. They provide Amul sealed butter and Maggi sealed sauce packet. Fast food is very economical. Dosa costs 11 rupees, 1 Plate Poori Costs Just 7 rupees, Idli Costs Just 7 rupees and coffee is just 3 rupees in a very big cup. Sweets are also very good, economical and fresh compared to nearby Venkateshwara Sweet Mart, Arya Bhavan and Anand Sweets. Thatte idli is very tasty. Service area is expensive. North Indian food is average in taste. A North Indian Meal in A/C Service area costs only 55 rupees - which is a good deal in North Indian Food.
Yen ruchi ruchi Basundi, chats, SouthIndian NorthIndian Food!!
Really missing my, Bangalore City a Lot!!!!!!!!

Jodha Akbar, Romantic Story!!

Jodha Akbar, is one of my Favorite Lovely Movie. I saw this movie recently in DVD.When that movie was screened in all theatres, Mom told me several times, that lets go to PVR and watch..But, I didnt listen to her.Instead I was telling her that, one or the other day, it will be telecasted in TV itself.But after watching that movie, I realised that, I committed a great mistake which cannot be rectified, as phir se, theatres mein nahi aayega!!
Director Ashutosh Gowariker has made a very beautiful, awesome movie by experimenting a new kind of movie showing romance between two history characters in Jodha Akbar starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa.
Political success knew no bounds for Emperor Akbar (Hrithik Roshan). After having, secured the Hindu Kush, he furthered his realm by conquest until his empire extended from Afghanistan to the Bay of Bengal, and from the Himalayas to the Godavari River. Through a shrewd blend of diplomacy, intimidation and brute force, Akbar won the allegiance of the Rajputs. This allegiance was not universal. Maharana Pratap and many other rajputs always considered Akbar as a foreign invader. Maharana Pratap also banned inter marriages between rajputs who had given their daughters to the mughals and the ones who did not. But little did Akbar know that when he married Jodhaa (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), a fiery Rajput princess, in order to further strengthen his relations with the Rajputs, he would in turn be embarking upon a new journey – the journey of true love.
The daughter of King Bharmal of Amer, Jodhaa resented being reduced to a mere political pawn in this marriage of alliance, and Akbar’s biggest challenge now did not merely lie in winning battles, but in winning the love of Jodhaa – a love hidden deep below resentment and extreme prejudice. Jodhaa-Akbar is their untold love story.
The movie moves around 16th century epic love story which explores a marriage alliance between two different cultures and religions for political interest. The story starts with Hindu King Bharmal of Amer deciding to give his daughter Jodha's hand to Mughal emperor Akbar and the time moves towards a new journey of life for that of true love. Ashutosh has very beautifully used his imagination skill to portray his political alliance related movie as a love story.
From this movie, ever1 can know that, even in those days, women were trained and made proffessional in all the fields.
For example:- In this movie, Jodha was knowing sword playing. But Akbar came to know, when she was playing sword in her Native place[Jodha was sent back to her native place after some misunderstanding happened, bcoz of cheating.Jodha and Akbar were cheated by old woman].
So, women were well trained and made profeesional in all the aspects of life!!
I love this movie a lot!!This is really a Great Movie with awesome scenes, dialogues.Even the lyrics are so beautiful.Each and every song has a decent lyrics with great music,rythm..Hatts off A.R.Rehman!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008


In Hinduism, Durga (Sanskrit: "the inaccessible", Bengali: ) is a form of Devi, the supreme goddess. She is sometimes referred[attribution needed] to as the mother of Kartikeya, and Ganesha only.Durga is depicted as a warrior woman riding a lion or a tiger with multiple hands carrying weapons and assuming mudras, or symbolic hand gestures. This form of the Goddess is the embodiment of feminine and creative energy (Shakti). From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Worship of DurgaThe 4 day Durga Puja is the biggest annual festival in Bengal and other parts of Eastern India, but it is celebrated in various forms throughout the Hindu universe.The day of Durga's victory is celebrated as Vijaya Dashami (East and South India), Dashain (Nepal) or Dussehra (North India) - these words literally mean "the tenth" (day), vijaya means "of-victory". In Kashmir she is worshipped as shaarika (the main temple is in Hari Parbat in Srinagar).The actual period of the worship however may be on the preceding nine days followed by the last day called Vijayadashami in North India or five days in Bengal, (from the sixth to tenth day of the waxing-moon fortnight). Nine aspects of Durga known as Navadurga are meditated upon, one by one during the nine-day festival by devout shakti worshippers. In North India, this tenth day, signifying Rama's victory in his battle against the demon Ravana, is celebrated as Dussehra - gigantic straw effigies of Ravana are burnt in designated open spaces (e.g. Delhi's Ram Lila grounds), watched by thousands of families and little children.In Gujarat it is celebrated as the last day of Navaratri, during which the Garba dance is performed to celebrate the vigorous victory of Mahishasura-mardini Durga.The Goddess Durga worshipped in her peaceful form as Shree Shantadurga also known as santeri , is the patron Goddess of Goa. She is worshipped by all Goan Hindus irrespective of caste and even by some Christians in Goa.Goddess Durga is worshipped in many temples of Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka.

Shreemanta Dagdusheth Halwai, Pune.

Shreemanta Dagdusheth Halwai was very famous sweet trader of the past era. He was a very virtuous and righteous man. Shree Datta Mandir placed in budhwar peth, Pune was their residentional Building. During those times in the outbreak of plague Shreemanta Dagdusheth lost his son. Due to this episode he himself and his wife were very depressed and disturbed. During the same time his Guruji Shree Madhavnath maharaj consoled him and advised him to make two idols of God Shree Datta Maharaj and Shree Ganapati.And asked him to worship them and to take care of them like his own son. In future just as offspring brings radiance to his father’s name these idols would do the same for him. And as per his guruji’s advice he made two idols of Shree Datta maharaj and Shree Ganapati, and this very idol is the first idol, now this idol is placed in Aakara Maruti Temple, Shukrawar peth, this idol is worshiped everyday with detailed rituals and rites. Lokmanya Tilak instilled this idol. And at that moment Shreemantha Dagdusheth Halwai, Baburao Godse, Bhausaheb Rangari, Shree Morappasheth ghadve, Narayanrao Bajiwale a.k.a Jadhav, Narayanrao Bhujbal, Ramrao Butler, Ganpatrao Vithuji, Sardar Paranjape, Shivrampant Paranjape, Gopalrao Raikar, Narayanrao Darode and many such people from different spectra were present on this auspicious occasion. And with all the faith and devotion this auspicious tradition was started with the blessings from all these great people.
In the year 1894 Lokmanya Tilak started the Public Ganesh Feastival. In the year 1896-second idol of Shreemantha Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati was ready and this was celebrated in the festival. During the same period Shreemantha dagdusheth expired. But the locals and his immediate social workers carried the tradition of Public Ganesh Festival forward. In that era Shree Dagdusheth halwai bahuli haud was renowned as public ganapati. This festival was organized and managed by Suvarnayug Youth Club. This idol is instilled at the temple in Pithashree old age Home, Baburao Godse Kondwa.

In the year 1896 the idol got a bit tattered and in the year 1967 they celebrated Amrut jubilee of the Ganapati Bappa. And on these basis instantaneously Head of Suvarnayug Youth Club Shree Pratap Godse, Digambar Rasne, Raghu Kedari, Shankar Suryavanshi, Chandrakant Darode, Umaji Kedari, Prahaladsheth Sharma, Ramakant Vasant Kodre, Kanta Rasne, Dattaray Kedari, Ulhas Shegde, Uttam Gavde, etc activist decided to make a new idol and for that purpose they appointed famous sculptor from Karnataka Shree. Shilpi. They asked him to make a small idol from mud and that was shown to the workers using the projector by Shree Balasaheb Paranjape and got the approval of his co-wokers about the similarity of the new idol with old. Once approved the work on large idol was started. After completing the idol Shree Shilpi offered his prayers to Lord Ganesh on the banks of Sangam River on the day of eclipse. He worshiped Lord Ganesha till the end of the eclipse. He also worshiped the Shree Ganesh Yantra and after that he conducted the rites on the place where he made the idol and with all the devotion he worshipped the Shree Yantar and implanted it the belly of Shree Ganesh. It is said that one must worship Lord Ganesha with all the devotion and faith and must carry all the rites and rituals regularly. Till date this tradition is followed with all the sincerity and so this Ganapati Bappa blesses everyone. Thus, this beautiful idol of Shree Ganesh fulfilling the vows of his worshipers is present in this temple. During that time it costed around 1125/- thousand and one twenty five rupees.

"Ganapathi Bappa Morya"

Ganesh Chaturthi is among the most auspicious festivals celebrated in Maharashtra during August and September. For Mumbai, this ten days festival is an absolute extravaganza of devotion fused with full throttle fun and camaraderie. Streets bustling with devotees and mammoth size pandals housing the imposing Lord Ganesh, the pot bellied elephant God, Mumbai is enamored in excitement with enthusiasm rife in all corners.Lord Ganesh is believed to be the Lord of Wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. Mumbai being the commercial capital of India, Lord Ganesh holds a special position amidst the Mumbaikars. Ganesh festival is observed throughout India; however, the festival is most elaborate in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.Ganesh Chaturthi is the period when it is believed that Lord Ganesh, son of Shiva and Parvati comes down on the earth to bless the humanity. Also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi in Sanskrit, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu, Ganesh Chaturthi typically falls sometime between 20th August and 15th September. The ten days festival culminates on Ananta Chaturdashi.Preparations for the celebrations of Lord Ganesh begin 2-3 months prior to the day of Ganesh Chaturthi. Clay models of Lord Ganesh are built and the size of this idol may vary from 3/4th of an inch to over 25 feet. On the day of the festival, it is placed on raised platforms in homes or in elaborately decorated outdoor tents for people to view and pray. The priest wearing red silk dhoti and shawl takes charge and invokes life in the idol amidst the chanting of mantras. This ritual is the pranapratishhtha. After this the shhodashopachara (16 ways of paying tribute) follows. Coconut, jaggery, 21 modakas (rice flour preparation), 21 durva (trefoil) blades and red flowers are offered. The idol is anointed with red unguent (rakta chandan). Throughout the ceremony, Vedic hymns from the Rig Veda and Ganapati Atharva Shirsha Upanishad, and Ganesh stotra from the Narada Purana are chanted. For 10 days, from Bhadrapad Shudh Chaturthi to the Ananta Chaturdashi, Ganesh is worshipped. On the 11th day, the image is carried through the streets amidst a lively procession when devotees dance and sing till they come to a river or the sea for immersion. All converge in the final procession shouting "Ganapathi Bappa Morya, Purchya Varshi Laukariya" (O father Ganesh, come again early next year). After the final offering of coconuts, flowers and camphor is made, people carry the idol to the river to immerse it. Ganesh Chaturthi is also long associated with India's freedom struggle. Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, an ardent freedom fighter quite strategically initiated a fire of religious revivalism through the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi. This served dual purpose inspiring the feelings of Hindu unity in Maharashtra and giving freedom fighters an opportunity to meet when the British government illegalised any gatherings, writings and slogans that could incite violence.Mumbai celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi with great religious and social fervor when other than invoking Lord Ganesha, there are several social service centers on the roll which include free medical checkup, blood donation camps, charity for the poor, dramatic performances, films, devotional songs, etc. that make the whole celebration worthwhile.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Two Wheeler

Hmm, As I secured distinction in 7th std[at that tym it was board exam], mom gifted me a bicycle[Lady Bird].My parents & sis tried a lot for making me learn riding a bicycle..But I didnt learn.Fed up of my -ve reply[I dont learn bicycle, I dont want to learn riding a bicycle], my mom sold it to one of her student.So I didn't learn bicycle..
Later on, when I came to 1st PUC, Mom admitted me to a driving school[Anand Driving School in Hanumanthnagar,Blore] paying Rs.2000/- for learning two-wheeler.
The person who was teaching me, taught me balancing[how to balance] on the first day. Gradually, I learnt balancing and one fine day, he took me to a ground[donkonna field, nearer to Vidhyapeetha circle] and taught how to give a acceleration and how much of acceleration should be given and how to hold the break, when to use the back break and when to use the front break.He was very nice person. Very good tutor. But I didn't wanted to learn. Mom said that, My daughter will never learn two-wheeler. So that tutor, replied saying, aane ge circus nalli cycle tuliyodu helkottaga, manushyarige gaadi helkododu yen maha kashta.[In circus Elephants are taught riding a bicycle so what's the difficulty in teaching a humanbeing in driving a two-wheeler]!!!!!!.
I left that driving school in the middle.Later on, I was getting scoldings from my family members[so on & so forth]...........
Mom did not loose her inspiration of making me learn 2wheeler. When I came to 2ndPu, Mom's student parent said that, she is having a driving school and will surely teach me how to learn a 2wheeler. Mom framed a policy, i.e. Last But The Least Try and made me join again to driving school again paying Rs.2000/-. This time my mom succeeded. Mom won.
Y I'm sharing this incident to all my Near and Dear one's bcoz, everyone are brilliant, intelligent, has their own inherent talent, ability, only thing is, he/she should have self determination of achieving it.So no one can say that, he/she cant achieve nor will try to achieve. Samaya kala bandhaga avarige artha aaguthe antha helobadalu[Instead of saying wen the tym cums, they will surely understand/realise] better, keep on trying!!!!!!Efforts & Hardwork will surely succeed..So for me, it took nearly 5yrs to learn a 2wheeler. I dint learn bicycle nor 2wheeler uptill 2ndPUC, but when I came to 2nd PUC I learnt very soon bcoz of my self determination and the clear cut concepts which I was taught by Anand Driving School.
So ur Efforts, Self-Determination and Hardwork makes u succeed rather than imposing force by some1 else!!!!!
This incident proves that, Failure is the stepping stone to Success!!!!!!!!!! if I'm correct!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Life at the Local Railway Station, Mumbai.

Railways & Travelling by train are daily routine of practically of every Mumbaikar. It is at the railway station that one sees a range of people, happenings & emotions, etc.
One has to wait for a full hour at the railway station because of derailment of a goods train making all trains late by 45minutes. One could see the frustrated faces of people who are always in a hurry especially in Mumbai. One could hear all sorts of stories about why the trains were late. One saying that a Bomb had been kept at one of the previous stations. So the trains were not allowed to run. One could hear people cursing all those bad elements who had tried such outrageous things & put so many people’s life in danger.
As the time passes by, the number of people at the station keeps on increasing. One couldn’t but help wondering how many lakhs of people this city accommodates, of all religion & castes. The railway platform & train compartments overcrowds where people forget their differences to attain one goal-to reach their destination. By then, some people form groups and take a taxi to their destination by sharing the taxi fare. Some others decide to take a bus and leave the station.
The canteen & the food stalls at the station make brisk business & so also the shoe-shine boys at the platform. The announcement over the Public Address System about the trains being delayed because of the derailment of a goods train put all overactive brains to rest. Some men who are lucky enough occupy the bench & start their game of playing cards & others who stand as spectators also show interest in the game. After few minutes, when there will be announcement that the train is about to arrive, many people heave a sigh of relief & the men immediately get ready. The Ladies tuck their sarees, holds their dupattas firmly & place their gold chains & magalsutras between their teeth, start to get ready to make a dash to board the train.
It is a kind of ritual that, one always gets to observe with the ladies who try to guard themselves against chain snatchers. The vegetable vendors carry the basket of vegetables, will be seen getting ready to get into the luggage compartment. As the train comes to halt at the station, one would see hordes of people getting out of the train, like a swarm of bees. Then, starts the rush to get into the train as the Fast Train halts for 20seconds & Slow Train halts for 30seconds and it will be like a wrestling match that takes place. The luckier ones get into the train, the others slightly luckier ones hanging out of the train & the unlucky ones will be left cursing for their fate & waiting for the next train.
This shows how Mumbaikar’s Life becomes so Routine, Time-Bound & Mechanical. For Mumbaikar’s Local Trains are the Fastest & Cheapest Means of Transportation. If the Local trains stop, Mumbai grinds to halt.
Mumbai’s life is Great life. Even though the life is Hectic, Mumbaikar’s Love this Mumbai City a Lot. Hats’ off to Mumbaikar’s.

Life in Mumbai

“Life in Mumbai is Hectic & Routine” is what every Mumbaikar would say when asked for an opinion. Compare the life in Mumbai with that in a village. One gets up to start his day with chemicals-toothpaste whereas a villager would opt for a humble neem stick. From morning it is a ‘Get-Set-Go’ procedure. Either to go to office, or college or school or workplace, it is a mad rush. One does not have the time to stand & think. The city makes you absolutely emotionless. How many people do we see who are ready to help accident victims? We only keep complaining that no one is ready to help accident victims, least realizing that we ourselves do not help.
It is work & work the whole day. This city never sleeps. You can see people & lots of them even late at night. The people are crazy. One can find people carrying transistor radios to work so that they keep up with the cricket scores, still others standing outside electronic goods shop watching the latest proceedings on the television screens. They enjoy when India wins. And people burst crackers which is unique to this city.
Bomb Scare or no Bomb Scare, Life goes on. Thousands of people enter the city of fortunes everyday from different parts of the country with a hope to make it big one day. How can Mumbai be complete without Udupi Restaurants & local Vadapav/BhelPuri/PaaniPuri/Pan Masala Stalls?
On Sundays also, one finds enough crowds on the streets. The week days give the mad rush to catch the earliest possible local train. In fact, one can conveniently say that, ONCE YOU STAY HERE FOR A FEW YEARS YOU NEVER LIKE TO LEAVE THE PLACE, though the Life in Mumbai is Hum-Drum, Hectic, and Routine. There is no Freshness, no real Joy. Everything is Artificial. Even the Smiles on the Faces of Mumbaikars are Unnatural. But after one comes to Mumbai in his/her teenage or after 20’s, Mumbai City completely changes the life of him/her & none of the qualities will be same as the person was before.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Views and Thoughts

I'm from extremely orthodox family.So my views and thoughts was of like 1930's. I had to change myself a lot..But I gradually changed by myself..
Got myself explored to new set of people, their views, ideas and thoughts made me realize that I should change a lot or else will be entering into a deep sea.
In my first year, and first day of the lecture class, When I entered my classroom, [no.30], 5th floor, I saw a place in first bench next to 2girls[Purva and Manasvi]. Those two girls were looking extra-ordinarily beautiful. I went and sat with them. Gradually started gossiping enquiring about their name, place..so and so forth.But gradually I found somewhat strange in their attitude and the behaviour.Those two were Twins. They use to illtreat a lot[cursing, laughing at others'] somewhat I didnt like them.somehow I managed with them uptill completion of my first sem. Later on, in the second sem, I shifted over to another friend named Shobhna.


Shobhna....A cute naughty girl. She made my friendship on imposing a condition, i.e., she is very much weak in english and wanted me to help her in improving her spoken english.
well, I agreed..
I felt that, She is harsh. The way she speaks I felt its very harsh and rude and there was no limit to her rudeness. But no, it was not the case. Infact, I misunderstood her. In mumbai, people are rude & harsh[tapad marna aur bolna, ekhi tareeka hai in logonka].....That's what I felt.If one has to lead his life he should be a carnivores[in behaviour], rather than herbivores..Feelings are least bothered here. If we are herbivores in our behaviour, surely we directly enter into digestion process....so we have to be rude and harsh.No place for politeness and softness..
Bcoz of her, I changed myself a lot[views,ideas,opinions,thoughts..so on and so forth].But its good if the people are like that.Orelse none of them can lead a peaceful life in this great city of Mumbai. But ha!!!!!!People surely help when one needs it..They all unite together and help the public[whether the person is known/unknown].
Ha.. I also felt people here are rude. Unless you impose, your work will not be done.But they are helpful and honest. City is busy ; you need to talk slowly with new ppl.. they will help you. If any urgency is there, u should force."Bhayya kar lena" ... is the most useful... Ppl will become sentimental for it.... if not done "Are karr lena".... this will surely complete ur work. Every1 says its impossible.. they say u cant get into a train which is full... But if you try for it ..they will help you out... As am speedy by birth, I like this nature much... but not this rude kind... if u carefully observe only words are rude... not by heart......
After analyzing the city & people, I created a policy, i.e. Dont Care Policy[DCP] and will be keep on updating on this policy by myself. and ha!!!!! I even taught this policy to my sis and also to many of my friends.........