2009-12-31

Good bye 2009


Hey 2009 is just going and 2010 is landing in our lives within few hours. Iwant to thank all the people in my life whose concern have touched my life. As 12 months old is going after giving birth to new one. This is not only year but a bundle of moments we lived in. Living each day of month and each month of this year, I loved 2009. This year is also mixture of good and bad things. Just like a dish which has all tastes , Sweet, sour and salty.

We should thank God actually that he is granting another year in our favour and this day on 31 st December 2009, we are having celebrations and planning New year Eve dinner with the entire family.

Hoping 2010 be the best year for all . Full of health which will make wealth itself......

BYE BYE my dear 2009 . Now I will meet you in my memory lane soon.

2009-12-28

Simple celebrations for 2010



New year is the time which is celebrated everywhere. You will see rocking environment all around. Markets, Malls , Media , newspapers and big hotels are full with New year celebrations spirit. This is the time in which profit makers are grabbing to make huge profits and luring the public and the public is also ready to empty the pockets.


I know small things change the whole life. Small events sometimes brings great happiness.


You dont need big events or big celebrations. Some times a small balloon in the air put a cute smile on the child's face and that gives great happiness to the parents. A nice dinner in the family together is far far great than big dinner at the hotels separately.


I feel that when you spend lot of money in the big events or celebrations and at the end you try to


rush your home with a feeling that now you are tired and need a sound sleep or rest. That place your home is then seems to be the most warm place.


 

2009 is going and 2010 is knocking at the door. It is good to welcome new year . We do not know what is happening in 2010. But we know what has happened in 2009. To feel good for good things happened in 2009 and learn from bad things happened in 2009, let us welcome 2010 in simpler way.


 

Some simple ways in my opinion are:-


 

1. Be happy


 

2. Bring smile to at least one needy child in last few days of the going 2009.


 

3. Its good to know the rights but at the same time remember the duties also.


 

4. Be honest to yourself and follow your heart.


 

5. Dont waste your time in meaningless events which are only organised for making profits .


 

6. Arrange nice home made dinner in your home for the whole family.


 

A celebration with parents, spouse and children is the best celebration in the world.


 

I hate those people who celebrate with their spouse ,children and friends outside and keep their old parents at home alone.


 

Celebrate as ONE family and see what 2010 has for you in its lap.......


 

 

 

2009-12-24

sensibility Quotations


Sensibility is not just the word in the Oxford Dictionary. It is the the sense with which we live in this world. This is the state which makes us social animal among other animals. But now in this Hi-tech world , this state is now missing .


Here are some sensibilty quotes

I have a deep rooted folk sensibility that I can't get away from completely.

Joanna Newsom

We live less and less, and we learn more and more. Sensibility is surrendering to intelligence.
Remy de Gourmont

I came to poetry through the urgent need to denounce injustice, exploitation, humiliation. I know that's not enough to change the world. But to remain silent would have been a kind of intolerable complicity.
Tahar Ben Jelloun


“What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness; second, their imagination, and third, their industry.”

Salman Rushdie


In the depths of every heart, there is a tomb and a dungeon, though the lights, the music, and revelry above may cause us to forget their existence, and the buried ones, or prisoners whom they hide. But sometimes, and oftenest at midnight, those dark receptacles are flung wide open. In an hour like this, when the mind has a passive sensibility, but no active strength; when the imagination is a mirror, imparting vividness to all ideas, without the power of selecting or controlling them; then pray that your grieves may slumber, and the brotherhood of remorse not break their chain.

Nathaniel Hawthorne


When a man's life is destroyed or damaged by some wound or privation of soul or body, which is due to other men's actions or negligence, it is not only his sensibility that suffers but also his aspiration toward the good. Therefore there has been sacrilege towards that which is sacred in him.

Simone Weil quotes


Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.

Henry James


The greatest crimes do not arise from a want of feeling for others but from an over-
sensibility for ourselves and an over-indulgence to our own desires

Edmund Burke


Laughter and tears are meant to turn the wheels of the same machinery of sensibility; one is wind-power, and the other water-power; that is all

Oliver Wendell Holmes


It is the man and woman united that makes the complete human being. Separate she lacks his force of body and strength of reason; he her softness, sensibility and acute discernment. Together they are most likely to succeed in the world.









2009-12-20

Ek muskurahat

Ek muskurahat lani hai,
Bas ek hi to lani hai.
Honth phate hue hai uske,
rone par dukte nahi,
par hasne par khoon nikalta hai.
Aaj banna hai Santa Kisiko,
Sukhe honto par oos bithani hai,
Phir ek muskurahat lani hai.
Christmas par sab Khate hai aur
sab kamate hai,
Par aasli Santa ki kahani un bacchoo ko
Sunani hai.
Bas ek muskurahat lani hai.


Real Santa

Why not Santa should be real?

The only imagination of Santa makes everyone happy.

Then the idea of getting the gifts makes older younger. The whole spirit of Christmas is awesome.

Christmas in the heart creates Christmas in the air.

We always love magic and the magic is created by Santa in the Christmas. Children feel that Santa will come in the night and next day all our grief ends. All the wishes comes true.

Why not any good person be Santa for one day and put smile on any Child in pain?

I want that the belief "Santa is real" should not fade.

Let us make Santa Real and give some gifts to needy children near us.

 

 


2009-12-08

एक बार




तुमने तो सुनाया ही कुछ नही ,
कैसे कह दिया कि तुम नही समझती।।
हर बार चोट खा कर इस दिल में ,
फिर भी तुम्हारी तस्वीर नही बदलती।
तुम्हारे बिन कहे हम सब समझें,
और हमारे सब कहे भी तुम न समझो।
समझना क्या है क्या समझाना,
बस आँखों से कह दो हम पर बरसो।
दीवार गिर जाएगी फिर शब्दों की,
जब तुम बस एक बार हँस दो।
पीछे पीछे ही चल देंगे हम,
एक इशारा ही बस कर दो।

2009-11-20

इश्वर के रंग

इश्वर के रंग कहाँ देखूं ,
मुझे तो रंग दिखाया ही नही।
सबको दी रंगों की पोटली,
मुझे तो कोई रंग बताया ही नही ।
डरती रही की कुछ न बिगड़े,
पर हर डर पर जीवन पाया ही नही ।
जो भी होगा वो तो भविष्य में होगा,
डरा डरा कर वर्तमान गवाया मैंने।
हर फूल से खाया ज़ख़्म मैंने,
हर ज़ख़्म पर मरहम लगाया मैंने।

2009-11-14

Chalte Firte

Chalte Firte

 

Plenty of woolen stuffs now loaded in all city outlets. People rush to the stores for shopping. I also went to one store for woollen shawl. I was looking the display. A very fat rich lady entered the store. She was trying to catch the eyes of all the people. Then asked one salesman to show ladies cardigan. The boy started displaying each n every item. After some time she shouted ," This is the time in which we enjoy wearing too many stuffs, but you people don't have the nice collection". She then asked the boy to show winter ladies dress. Again the same attitude. After taking too much of time and trying too many dresses, she again shouted ," I want the latest stuff. Oh! My sis is US is very lucky. She has an opportunity to wear new and fresh stuff".

At Last She selected one dress and exclaimed " This is what I want". She paid the price n went. I amazed when two salesmen laughed and murmured " She has chosen the defected piece for Rs 1500".

This was really funny. I also felt that some people in our country only do shopping for the sake of shopping. They want to show their friends that they are regular visitor to the best outlets in the city. They really don't need the stuff. If they really want to collect the latest stuff every season, I request them to please give one last season's stuff to those kids in slums who wear rags in winter.

THINK O THAT

2009-10-06

मेरी छत पर



मेरी छत पर

खुशियाँ लेकर आया यह करवाचौथ का चाँद,
जनम जनम के इस गठबंधन को बाँध।
तुम से ही मेरा है जीवन बंधा हुआ,
हर साँस को तुमने है संजोया हुआ।
अपने प्रेम की माला में सनम,
हमको है तुमने डुबोया हुआ।
यह चाँद हर साल छत पर आता रहे,
छलनी से आपना चेहरा दिखाता रहे।
धरती पर मेरी इन साँसों को ,
तुम्हारी खुशबु से महकाता रहे।









2009-10-04

letters in the letter


Let us put letters in a letter

Alas! Writing letter is now a days dying mode of communication. E-mails or electronic letters have replaced this sweet mode of communication.
Letters are best way to express one's emotion on paper. It travels from one land to another. The smell of paper and envelope tell the travelling story.
The long wait for the replies from loved ones and hidden excitement for days n days.
Looking the Streets for the postman or checking post box at the gate thousand times.
Trying to write the story of months in just two or three papers , thinking through what you want to write, and structuring the information in a consumable format is the dying art.



An SMS and E-mail has converted this art into more professional and emotion less art. SMS and E-mail only conveys the information but not the fragrance and freshness of the sender. When you open INBOX of your E-mail , the mail of your dear one is sticking between so many other mails nd junk mails. It seems your loved one is lost in the huge sea of electronic data. It nevers feels personal when you check mail.

A letter beautifully enclosed in fragrant paper with so many designs when opened ,the sweet smile on the face reflects the status of heart.
When you write a letter, the ink from the pen flows on paper with designs you can make with each letter you put on. The effort to play with letters is more fun than pressing a key and selecting one font and one style.

2009-10-02

Poor woman

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Domestic voilence - A simple tag. This tag can easily be put on any victim's face. Oh ! She is the victim of domestic voilence. But to know the exact story and the sufferings behind this tag is really very hard. Women - educated or uneducated , one way or the other way is facing such thing in our society? This question is really very serious. Our intellectual people say in the meetings, public gathering and stages " Why she is not telling the story to the sensitive World?" " Why she is mum over the issue?" " There are so many laws to protect a women. So many helplines, so many NGO's etc etc".
But the same intellectual people and sensitive people say in their personal life after hearing XXX story of XXX woman " She must be of loose character. That is why her husband or in - laws are beating up? Oh ! She is working in the office, then definately she is coming late to her house etc etc".

Definately there are so many laws , so many help lines but are these laws really helpful? Making these laws is easy but the implementation is difficult. If any woman is suffering, the next doors people know everything but no body come forward. Parents never support their daughter as they feel ashamed of the society.

If one way or other, a case is registered, a woman is 1000 times mentally harrased by the so called protection agencies than she is being harrased by her in laws.

The alive victim of the domestic voilence is getting mental torture by both her in-laws and out-laws( follow up people after case registration).

In our society, a woman killed by her in-laws gets the immediate help and the culprits gets punishment . An alive woman waits for the action for years and years

Sleep , sleep sleep my little angel!
Your dream prince will come..
and take you to the Palace
with all your charming face,
Sleep , sleep sleep my little angel!

2009-09-30

Akbar and Birbal





Akbar and Birbal stories are very famous and popular in India among all ages of people.
There was a Mugal Emperor in India, Akbar the Great (1542-1605). His full name was Jalaludden Mohammed Akbar Padshah Ghazi and he ruled India from 1560 to 1605. He himself was illiterate, but he invited several learned people in his court. Among these people, nine were very famous and were called "Nav Ratna" (nine jewels of the Mugal Crown) of his court. Among these nine jewels, five people were more famous - Tansen, Todarmal, Abul Fazal, Maan Singh and Birbal.
One such famous story :
Once Akbar asked Birbal to bring four fools of the first order to him. He said - "It is not difficult because this world is full of fools. Birbal said - "OK" and asked some time to find them, which Akbar readily gave to him.
Now Birbal started looking for fools. He was going somewhere that he saw a man carrying a large plate on which were kept some clothes, betel leaves and sweets. He looked like a fool to Birbal, so he asked him - "Where are you going to? And to whom you are carrying this?" The man replied - "My wife has remarried. Now they have a child so I am taking this gift for them." Birbal got convinced that he was a fool, so he considered him a candidate to take to the king.
At another time he saw a man riding a buffalo carrying a bundle of grass on his head. Birbal thought he was also a fool, so he asked him - "Why are you carrying this bundle on your head?" The man replied - "In fact my buffalo is pregnant, so I thought that she should not carry too much load, that is why I have put this bundle on my own head instead of putting it on it." Birbal considered him also a candidate to take to the king.
So next morning he took those people to Akbar's court and presented them to him as the biggest fools. "But these are only two fools; where are the other two? I asked you to bring four fools." King asked. Birbal folded his hands and bending a little said - "Jehaanpanaah, The third fool are you who asked me to bring the fools; and the fourth fool is me who has brought these fools for you."
When the king heard about them, he laughed a lot on their foolishness.

2009-09-28

Dusshera Celebrations at Remote Village (Billawar, J&K)

Thus Dussehra is not only a celebration of the victory of good over evil. It is also an occasion to pay homage of Rama.

The celebrations at Billawar(J&K). The pictures taken by me on 28-09-2009.









Vijayadashami is the day of the Saraswati or the deity of knowledge and learning. Children begin their school education, their art lessons or their career planning on this day and seek their elders blessings. For Hindus Dussera is one of the four most auspicious days of the yea

2009-09-27

Upcoming Kumbh Mela

KUMB MELA



Kumb Mela in 1850


Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage. It occurs four times every twelve years and rotates among four locations: Allahabad (Prayag) at the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna and mythical Saraswati river, Haridwar along the Ganga river, Ujjain along the Kshipra river and Nashik along the Godavari river.

The Maha Kumbh Mela ('Great' Kumbh Mela) which comes after 12 'Purna Kumbh Melas' which is after every 144 years is also held at Allahabad .The 2001, Maha Kumbh Mela was attended by around 60 million people, making it the largest gathering anywhere in the world .

According to Indian astrology, it is celebrated when the planet of Brihaspati (Jupiter) moves into the zodiac sign of Aquarius or Kumbha . Each sites celebration dates are calculated in advance according to a special combination of zodiacal positions of Sun, Moon, and Jupiter.



According to Paramahansa Yogananda in his work the Autobiography of a Yogi, it was on the Kumbha Mela in January 1894 at Allahabad that his Guru Sri Yukteswar met Mahavatar Babaji for the first time

 

In 2001, Kumbhmela was held in Allahabad. It is estimated that about 16 million people took a bath in the river Ganges on the occasion. It was extraordinary in terms of arrangement and discipline

 

 

 

The basic point of the Kumbh Mela is for pilgrims to bathe at certain sacred spots on certain auspicious days. A large tented city is erected and pilgrims stay at tents owned by Pandas (religious and spiritual guides) and at various ashrams. Others will just camp on the ground or turn up for the actual bathing day. Some of these bathing days are designated "royal," and it is on these days that the naga sadhus (naked mendicants) parade and bathe. On other days there will still be people bathing and other events and random processions

 

Upcoming Kumbh Mela

 

Haridwar (the gateway to God) will host the Purna Kumbha mela in the year 2010 (March-April)

 

The Purna Kumbha Mela will again be held at Allahabad (Prayag) in the year 2013 (January 27 to February 25)

 

Nasik will host the Ardha Kumbha Mela in 2015 (August 15 to September 13)

 

Ujjan Ardha Kumbh Mela 2016 (April 22 to May 21)

2009-09-25

Guru Nanak Dev Ji



Guru Nanak's teachings can be found in the Sikh scripture Guru Granth, a vast collection of revelatory verses recorded in Gurmukhi.
From these some common principles seem discernible. Firstly a supreme Godhead who although incomprehensible manifests in a variety of religious forms, the Singular 'Doer' and formless source of all forms. It is described as the indestructible (without death) form and in both impersonal and personal forms.
Guru Nanak describes the dangers of the self (haumai- 'I am') and calls upon devotees to engage in worship through God's name[dubious – discuss] and singing of God's qualities, discarding doubt in the process. However such worship must be selfless (sewa). God's name cleanses the individual to make such worship possible. This is related to the revelation that God is the Doer and without God there is no other. Guru Nanak warned against hypocrisy and falsehood saying that these are pervasive in humanity and that religious actions can also be in vain. However the practice of satsang is considered exalted. It may also be said that ascetic practices are disfavoured by Guru Nanak who suggests remaining inwardly detached whilst living as a householder.
Through popular tradition, Guru Nanak's teaching is understood to be practiced in three ways:

1. Chanting the Holy Name and thus remembering God at all times (ceaseless devotion to God)

2.Earning/making a living honestly, without exploitation or fraud

3. Sharing with others, helping those with less who are in need



Kalayan Das Mehta, Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s father once sent the Guru to graze buffaloes in the pastures. While grazing the buffaloes, Guru Nanak Dev ji sat under a tree and started meditating on God. Meanwhile, the herd of buffaloes went into the neighboring farmer’s field destroying his crop. The farmer saw his crops getting damaged. He became furious and lodged a complaint with Rai Bular, the officer-in-charge of that area. Rai Bular came to inspect the fields, and to his astonishment, he found no damage was done to the crops; rather, the crops were blossoming. The place, at which this miracle took place, is known as Kiara Sahib.
On another occasion, Guru Nanak Dev Ji was sent to graze the buffaloes in the pastures and he fell asleep under the shade of a tree. As the sun rose higher, the shadow moved away. The rays of the hot summer sun began to fall on his face. A big cobra came at that place and provided shadow with its hood over the face of the Divine Master. Rai Bular happened to be passing by that side with his attendants. When he saw this strange scene, he was convinced that Guru Nanak Dev Ji is not an ordinary man. God had sent him to this world. Rai Bular then touched the Guru's feet in great reverence and thus became his disciple.




Some of teachings are:-

1.Whenever people go astray God sends some great and admirable personalities to show the right path to society. India is the birth land of many famous religions- Sikhism is one of them. The word Sikh is derived from Sanskrit word shishya (disciple), so the simple meaning of Sikh is disciple.


2. As fragrance abides in the flower
As reflection is within the mirror,
So does your Lord abide within you,
Why search for him without?

2009-09-24

PEACE

Angel</


For how many times he will hurt,
I am still there to be hurt.
Oh God! why not you have mercy on me?
He is the man who play with me.
I again build faith in him when he shatters
all my dreams,
I again believe now he is with me with
all new beams.
Oh God, now make my heart hard,
Take away the sensitivity,
And give me peace in your vicinity.

Festivals Dhoom of India

The festival Dhoom Starts in September 2009 and ends in December 2009

Durga Puja




Now festival season starts with the beginning of Navratras ( Nine day festival of Maa Durga) It is believed that during the Navratri, Goddess Durga descends on earth to rid it of the demons and blesses her devotees with happiness and prosperity. Navratras in 2009 begins on 19th September 2009 and ends on 27th September 2009

Ramlila


The life and values of Lord Rama is the best lesson to be learnt in one’s life and especially to Hindus Ramlila remains the best visual treat and learning experiences in life. It is observed every year in the month of September- October.

Ramlila is a dramatic folk re-enactment of the life of Lord Ram, ending up in ten day battle between Lord Ram and Ravan, as described in the Hindu religious epic, the Ramayana. A tradition that originates from the Indian subcontinent, the play is staged annually often over ten or more successive nights, during the auspicious period of 'Sharad Navratras', which marks the commencement of the Autumn festive period, starting with the Dussehra festival. Usually the performances are timed to culminate on the festival of Vijayadashami day, that commemorates the victory of Lord Ram over demon king Ravana, when the actors are taken out in a procession through the city, leading up to a mela ground or town square, where the enactment of the final battle takes place, before giant effigies of Ravana, his brother Kumbhakaran and son Meghanath are set fire, and coronation or abhisheka of Rama at Ayodhya takes place, marking the culmination of festivities and restoration of the divine order.

Dusshera



The tenth day after Navratri is called Dussehra, on which number of fairs are organized throughout the northern India, burning effigies of Ravana.It is also called “Vijayadashmi” as this day marks the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. VijayaDashami is considered to be an auspicious day for the Indian householder, on which he worships, protects and preserves 'Shakti' (power). According to Scriptures, by worshipping the 'Shakti' on these nine-days the householders attain the threefold power i.e. physical, mental and spiritual, which helps him to progress in life without any difficulty.Dussehra in 2009 is on Monday, the 28th of September.

Karvachauth



Karva Chauth is observed by married women (suhagini) for ensuring wedded bliss and wishing long life for their husbands and children. A married woman who observes this vrat is called ‘Saubhagyavati’ . It is generally celebrated in North India. This festival is now becoming Bigger and bigger day by day.
Fantastic heena designs is applied on the hands and when married ladies dress up exactly as bride, all the husbands feel like newly wed bridegroom.

The fast is observed during the month of Kartik on the fourth day of Krishna Paksha (descending moon). This generally falls in the month of October. This year the festival of Karva Chauth is on October 8, 09.

Diwali


As per Hindu calendar, the five day festival of Diwali is centered on the new moon day that ends the month of Ashwin and begins the month of Kartika, beginning on the 13th day of the dark half of Ashwin (Ashwin 28th) and ending on the 2nd day of the bright half of Kartika (Kartika 2nd). The main day of celebration varies regionally
In Hinduism, across many parts of India and Nepal, it is the homecoming of Rama after a 14-year exile in the forest and his victory over the Ravana.[4] In the legend, the people of Ayodhya (the capital of his kingdom) welcomed Rama by lighting rows (avali) of lamps (dĭpa), thus its name: dīpāwali. Over time, this word transformed into Divali in Hindi and Dipawali in Nepali, but still retained its original form in South and East Indian Languages.
In Jainism, Divali marks the attainment of nirvana by Mahavira on 15 October, 527 BC.
Divali has been significant in Sikhism since the illumination of the town of Amritsar commemorating the return of Guru Har Gobind Ji (1595-1644), the sixth Guru of Sikhism, who was imprisoned along with 56 other Hindu kings at Fort Gwalior by Emperor Jahangir.After freeing the other prisoners, he went to the Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) in the holy city of Amritsar, where he was welcomed happily by the people who lit candles and divas to greet the Guru. Because of this, Sikhs often refer to Diwali also as Bandi Chhorh Divas - "the day of release of detainees." Diwali in 2009 is on Saturday, the 17th of October

Bhai Dhuj



The fifth day of Deepavali or Diwali is celebrated as Bhaiya Dooj, popularly know as Bhai Dooj. The name itself denotes the day of the festival i.e it falls on Dooj, the second day after the new moon. This day Yamaraj went to his sister's house who put an auspicious mark on his forehead for his welfare. Thus, on this day sisters perform puja for their brothers safety and well being. Brothers in return give gifts to their sisters as a token of love. Bhai Duj in 2009 falls on Mon, Oct 19, 2009

Christmas


Every year more than 400 million people celebrate Xmas around the world -- that makes Xmas one of the world’s biggest religious and commercial festivities. In approximately year 300 A.D., the birthday of Jesus was determined to be on December 25, the day that has been celebrated from then till this very day. The celebration on the 25th of December starts with Christmas Eve, the evening of December 24.

The religious festival is originally a blend of pagan customs. The Romans held a festival on December 25 called Dies Natalis Solis Invicti, i.e. "the birthday of the unconquered sun.". Pagan Scandinavia celebrated a winter festival called Yule, held in late December to early January. However, it is uncertain exactly why December 25 became associated with the birth of Jesus since the Old Testament doesn’t mention a specific date of the event.

2009-09-17

sensibility




As we know now a days sense and sensibilty exists nowhere. People are more aggressive, voilent and without feelings. But think if sense and sensibilty really exists then the world would be the best place to live. Our children thinks that Santa Claus would come and put their favourite gift by the bed side in the night. In the morning they actually get the same gift given by their parents secretly if they behave good.

What better way to instill the idea of generosity and selfless giving than by the example of a stranger from the distant North coming in the night and leaving gifts for children who have been good while asking for nothing of material value in return?

A child's imagination is a magical thing. It allows them to ride a unicorn,cling to a rainbow, dream incredible dreams, so why not Santa Claus

Imagination is the key to staying sane in this world. And a little creative fiction filled with positive messages for children is always a good thing. Let Santa live!

The myth provides just as much pleasure for the adults pretending to be Santa as it does for the children who still believe

The only idea behind this act is that we want our children to live in the world of Fairies because it teach goodness of human beings and sensibility.

The imaginary wolrd of Fantasy , Fairies and santa claus teaches children some moral values which becomes a foundation for becoming a good Man. Some ways to become sensible:-

1. Helping anybody in trouble.


2. Respecting others profession.


3. Do not hurt anybody mistakenly.


4 Never forget those who serve you.


5. Give respect to old people.


6. Never forget to give surprise gifts to your dear ones.

7. Always end or sum up any meeting in good note.

8. Try to understand the unspoken words of your dear ones.

9. Protect the sensitivity of any relation.


We are very voilent and aggressive. Let us now try to be sensible.

2009-09-16

वैश्नो माँ

जय माता दी















माँ वैश्नो देवी









कटरा के करीब हन्साली ग्राम में माता के परम भक्त श्रीधर रहते थे। उनके यहाँ कोई संतान न थी।
वे इस कारण बहुत दुखी रहते थे। एक दिन उन्होंने नवरात्रि पूजन के लिए कुँवारी कन्याओं को बुलवाया। माँ वैष्णो कन्या वेश में उन्हीं के बीच आ बैठीं। अन्य कन्याएँ तो चली गईं किंतु माँ वैष्णो नहीं गईं। वह श्रीधर से बोलीं-‘सबको अपने घर भंडारे का निमंत्रण दे आओ।’ श्रीधर ने उस दिव्य कन्या की बात मान ली और आस-पास के गाँवों में भंडारे का संदेश पहुँचा दिया। लौटते समय गोरखनाथ व भैरवनाथ जी को भी उनके चेलों सहित न्यौता दे दिया। सभी अतिथि हैरान थे कि आखिर कौन-सी कन्या है, जो इतने सारे लोगों को भोजन करवाना चाहती है? श्रीधर की कुटिया में बहुत-से लोग बैठ गए। दिव्य कन्या ने एक विचित्र पात्र से भोजन परोसना आरंभ किया। जब कन्या भैरवनाथ के पास पहुँची तो वह बोले, ‘मुझे तो मांस व मदिरा चाहिए।’ ‘ब्राह्मण के भंडारे में यह सब नहीं मिलता।’ कन्या ने दृढ़ स्वर में उत्तर दिया। भैरवनाथ ने जिद पकड़ ली किंतु माता उसकी चाल भाँप गई थीं। वह पवन का रूप धारण कर त्रिकूट पर्वत की ओर उड़ चलीं। भैरव ने उनका पीछा किया। माता के साथ उनका वीर लंगूर भी था। एक गुफा में माँ शक्ति ने नौ माह तक तप किया। भैरव भी उनकी खोज में वहाँ आ पहुँचा। एक साधु ने उससे कहा, ‘जिसे तू साधारण नारी समझता है, वह तो महाशक्ति हैं।’ भैरव ने साधु की बात अनसुनी कर दी। माता गुफा की दूसरी ओर से मार्ग बनाकर बाहर निकल गईं।
वह गुफा आज भी गर्भ जून के नाम से जानी जाती है। देवी ने भैरव को लौटने की चेतावनी भी दी किंतु वह नहीं माना। माँ गुफा के भीतर चली गईं। द्वार पर वीर लंगूर था। उसने भरैव से युद्ध किया। जब वीर लंगूर निढाल होने लगा तो माता वैष्णो ने चंडी का रूप धारण किया और भैरव का वध कर दिया।भैरव का सिर भैरों घाटी में जा गिरा। तब माँ ने उसे वरदान दिया कि जो भी मेरे दर्शनों के पश्चात भैरों के दर्शन करेगा, उसकी सभी मनोकामनाएँ पूरी होंगी। आज भी प्रतिवर्ष लाखों श्रद्धालु माता वैष्णों के दर्शन करने आते हैं। गुफा में माता पिंडी रूप में विराजमान हैं।




बोलो जय माता दी।


nature


Dansal Baba Near Katra ( Vaishno Devi) J&K


I visited this place on 13-09-2009. This is very nice place and full of nature's gift. Human hands are still far from this site.


I remember RabinderNath Tagore Poems Human Aggression on Nature.
In poem, “I plucked you Flower” (The Gardener, Poem No. LVII), human aggression gets expressed through the plucking of a flower

I plucked your flower, O world!
I pressed it to my heart and the thorn pricked.
When the day waned and it darkened, I found that
the flower had faded, but the pain remained. (1-4)


Humans have the habit of destroying something to create something for them. They destroy a beautiful rock to create a sculpture of their liking. They cut a gorgeous tree to make a musical instrument for their use. Many trees are uprooted This is how human beings behave. This attitude is caused by their anthropocentric behaviour. It is totally unnecessary for humans to enter into the creating act. The modern inventions in gene technology will boomerang on them one day. Dollys of today will teach the humans a lesson later. If they do something in a biocentric way, then that will exist for ever. All anthropocentric attempts will end only in disaster. Tagore beautifully says, “Ah! it is not for you to open the bud into a blossom” . He repeats this line to give double emphasis. Humans should understand the roles assigned to them at a macrocosmic level. Any human aggression will end in a disaster for the whole biosphere.



2009-09-15

पूजा का दीया


मेरी क्या खता की मैंने तुमको चाहा
इतना की जैसे रब को चाहा ।
पल भर भी न देखा मेरी ओर कभी ,
मेरे आने पर ही तुमने करवट बदली तभी।
देखो इधर भी , अब कहीं आस न टूट जाए,
पूजा का दीया मेरे हाथ से छुट न जाए ।



2009-09-09

Childhood memories of DoorDarshan

Doordarshan is very close to ours heart. My childhood memories are connected with Doordarshan. Now our children are getting entertainment just clicking channels and staying 1 or 2 secs per channel. So many commercials and so many channels. Same Saas bahu serials, and again painted ladies without any talent or emotionless characters. We can even imagine a serial with the replaced actor as leading role. Can we imagine Ramayan without Arun Govil or Deepika. Mahabharat without Darasingh, Humlog without dadamuni and Buniyaad without Badki, chutki etc. Let us get back to late 80s and early 90s- the era of Doordarshan

The one and only daily entertainment dose of every Indian. Most of the serials were of 13 episodes and so people were associated with character for 2-3 months and it made more concentrated and sensible serials. Just like worth watching –
Ramayan and Mahabharat

How can we mention doordarshan without Ramayan and Mahabharat? Literally there was Curfew like situation on Sunday mornings when these two epics were telecasted. These serials made life of Arun Govil (Ram), Mukesh Khanna (Bhisma), Punit issar (duryodhan), Rupa Ganguli (Draupadi) , Dipilka(Sita) etc.. Though technically poor, these two serials created mass histeria for TV selling. People used to do pooja of TV before starting of these serials. Harish Bhimanis voice as main samay hoon made great impact in Mahabharat. I liked Dara singh as Hanuman very much. –

Malgudi Days-

Based on R K Narayans book, made by Shankar Naag , this serial is the best of all time serials I have ever seen. and the title theme taana na taana na na I can remember it today also with R K Laxmans sketches. –

Udaan-

based on Kiran Bedis life, Kavita chaudhary was lead actress and serial was quite popular. Story of a girls journey to become an IPS officer. –

Daane Anaar Ke one middle class family wins lottery and how behaviour of family and people related with them changes a nice story. I can recall only Neena gupta. Perhaps Gulzar wrote the title song kissa hai kahaani hai paheli hai

Mirza Ghalib-

Jab Gulzar, Jagjit singh and Naseeruddn shah saath me ho to poochna hi kya?. I was too immature to understand this serial. So not much memory associated with this serial. –
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- A very emotional serial. My grandma was fan of these serials. As humlog is true picture of Indian Middle class household and Buniyad is partition portrayal ,I still remember Dada Monis speech at the end of every episode. –

Nukkad-
Dilip Dhawan, khopdi, and other popular actors born with this serial. Directed by Aziz mirza this serial was quite populat at that time. –

Cartoons-

Ducktales, Telespin after Chanakya at 10:30 these two cartoons were telecasted. I can recall Uncle screwz only. - Junglebook -I can recall some characters Mowglee, Bagira, Sherkhan. Sherekhans voice was given by Nana Patekar and music was given by todays genius director Vishal Bhardwaj and lyrics was by Gulzaar saab. Remember that amar song jungle jungle baat chali hai pataa chala hai, chaddi pehen ke phool khila hai.. Akira Kurosawas name was also there in titles. Dont for what purpose. - Stoneboy- Master Ankur was as stone boy and was living on hills and a group of students goes for picnic and then bring stone boy with them –
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Vikram Vetaal
- again technically poor serial by Ramanad Sagar before Ramayan. But I liked lot as a child. Arun Govil played role of king Vikram - -
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Talaash- This serial was based on the search of some person. Cant remember much. But main actor was Alok Naath and directed by great Hrishikesh Mukerjee. –

Rangoli-
It makes my sunday mornings musical and countless Sunday mornings started with Rangoli. no song was repeated. –

Tenaliraman-
Birbal of south India – played by Vijay Kashyap, had pure entertainment. –

Phir wohi talaash-
directed by Lekh tendon. I can recall only Madan Jain (one of the character in Ankush) and Nilima Azim (Shahid kapurs mother). The story was a small town boy comes to metro and falls in love with a rich and sophisticated girl. Virendra Saxena played father of Madan Jain. –


Muzrim Haajir-
Nutan was lead actress and Virendra singh and Navani parihaar was introduced in this serial. serial had Bengali background and I can remember goon goona, goon goona, goon goona re goon goona - Nupur- directed by Hema malini and lead actor was Sudesh Berry and had background of classical dance and music. –

Circus- when shahrukh khan was top star of TV he did this serial with Renuka Shahane. I think it was directed by Aziz Mirza. Also had lots of actors of Nukkad. - Chitrahaar- evey Wednesday and Friday at 80 clock with dinner. –

Karamchand- Pankaj kapoor as karamchand (with carrot) and Sushmita mukerjee as kitty. directed by Pankaj Parashur. –

Jugalbandhi- after the success of karamchand this serial was started. One of the detective was Radha Sheth and other male detective cant remember. –

Fauji- First serial of SRK which made him quite popular on TV.

Surbhi
It is information based programme. Renuka Sahane was introduced in surbhi. Sidhdharth Kak and Renuka both were host in this programme. Renukas hair cut and colgate smile were quite popular. This programme created question and answer contest first time on TV.

Guniram- story of a villager who comes to city and makes mistakes every day. Rakesh bedi played role of Guniram. –

Mr. Yogi- an NRI comes to India in search of his bride. His meeting with different girls with different backgrounds and then comedy emerges. Mohan Gokhle was Mr. Yogi and director was Ketan Mehta. I cant forget the last episode where ice-cream was throwing in the party. –

Mungerilal ke haseen sapne- talented Raghuvir Yaadav as Mungherilal used to see dreams of a person whichever attracts him. Perhaps director was Prakash Jha.
Kakkaji kaheen- Om puri was kakkaji. A comedy serial and kakkaji was used to laugh at the end of every sentence. –
Bharat ek khoj-based on Pt. Jawaharlal Nehrus book Discovery of India, directed by Shyam Benegal.]

Its nice to go back to the time of classics I must say as today television is full of all the nonsense saas bahu soaps.. courtsey Ekta Kapoor.

2009-09-02

Bday

Birthday


A birthday is just another day,
young of mind, yet youthful looks go away.
Another year older,
the world seems a bit colder.
Yet my heart still burns,
and for love it forever yearns.
Another year older,
I grow even bolder.
Life is for us to learn from,
as calculated as a mathematical sum.
Another year older,
hurting blazes now just smolder.
Letting go of past rage and pain,
living life and feeling sane.
Another year older,
a tear on your shoulder.
Life has not been so bad,
my tear is of joy not because I'm sad.
Another day older,
more pages added to my folder.
I'm glad of whom I am today,
I would not have myself any other way.
So don't mind that I write my own birthday rhyme,
I've lived through my life up till this time.
I think it is safe to say,
that things will go as planned His way.
He's got more for me yet,
It'll be even better I bet.
Another year older,
and I am in His debt.

2009-08-20

रुका सफर

दिन चल रहे हैं,
महीने भी बदल रहे हैं।
साल पर साल चढ़ रहे हैं,
कद सभी के बढ़ रहे हैं।
पर मेरा जीवन क्यों रुका है,
क्यों उसमे एक पल झुका है?
जिस पल तुमने कहा था,
ठहरो मैं अभी आता हूँ।

2009-08-18

दान की ही महिमा

एक भिखारी सुबह-सुबह भीख मांगने निकला। चलते समय उसने अपनी झोली में जौ के मुट्ठी भर दाने डाल लिए। टोटके या अंधविश्वास के कारण भिक्षाटन के लिए निकलते समय भिखारी अपनी झोली खाली नहीं रखते। थैली देख कर दूसरों को लगता है कि इसे पहले से किसी ने दे रखा है। पूर्णिमा का दिन था, भिखारी सोच रहा था कि आज ईश्वर की कृपा होगी तो मेरी यह झोली शाम से पहले ही भर जाएगी।

अचानक सामने से राजपथ पर उसी देश के राजा की सवारी आती दिखाई दी। भिखारी खुश हो गया। उसने सोचा, राजा के दर्शन और उनसे मिलने वाले दान से सारे दरिद्र दूर हो जाएंगे, जीवन संवर जाएगा। जैसे-जैसे राजा की सवारी निकट आती गई, भिखारी की कल्पना और उत्तेजना भी बढ़ती गई। जैसे ही राजा का रथ भिखारी के निकट आया, राजा ने अपना रथ रुकवाया, उतर कर उसके निकट पहुंचे। भिखारी की तो मानो सांसें ही रुकने लगीं। लेकिन राजा ने उसे कुछ देने के बदले उलटे अपनी बहुमूल्य चादर उसके सामने फैला दी और भीख की याचना करने लगे। भिखारी को समझ नहीं आ रहा था कि क्या करे। अभी वह सोच ही रहा था कि राजा ने पुन: याचना की। भिखारी ने अपनी झोली में हाथ डाला, मगर हमेशा दूसरों से लेने वाला मन देने को राजी नहीं हो रहा था। जैसे-तैसे कर उसने दो दाने जौ के निकाले और उन्हें राजा की चादर पर डाल दिया। उस दिन भिखारी को रोज से अधिक भीख मिली, मगर वे दो दाने देने का मलाल उसे सारे दिन रहा। शाम को जब उसने झोली पलटी तो उसके आश्चर्य की सीमा न रही। जो जौ वह ले गया था, उसके दो दाने सोने के हो गए थे। उसे समझ में आया कि यह दान की ही महिमा के कारण हुआ है। वह पछताया कि काश! उस समय राजा को और अधिक जौ दी होती, लेकिन नहीं दे सका, क्योंकि देने की आदत जो नहीं थी।

2009-08-10

love


A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said "Idon't think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and havesomething to eat.""Is the man of the house home?", they asked."No", she replied. "He's out.""Then we cannot come in", they replied.In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what hadhappened."Go tell them I am home and invite them in!"The woman went out and invited the men in""We do not go into a House together," they replied."Why is that?" she asked.One of the old men explained: "His name is Wealth," he said pointing toone of his friends, and said pointing to another one, "He is Success,and I am Love." Then he added, "Now go in and discuss with your husbandwhich one of us you want in your home."The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband wasoverjoyed. "How n ice!!", he said. "Since that is the case, let usinvite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!"His wife disagreed. "My dear, why don't we invite Success?"Their daughter was listening from the other corner of the house. Shejumped in with her own suggestion:
"Would it not be better to inviteLove? Our home will then be filled with love!""Let us heed our daughter's advice," said the husband to his wife."Go out and invite Love to be our guest."The woman went out and asked the 3 old men, "Which one of you is Love?Please come in and be our guest."Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other 2 also gotup and followed him. Surprised, t he lady asked Wealth and Success: "Ionly invited Love, Why are you coming in?"The old men replied together: "If you had invited Wealth or Success,the other two of us would've stayed out, but since you invited Love,wherever He goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!!!!! !"

life

life

2009-08-08

कहने को

कहने को बहुत है पर कैसे कहें,
दिल की बात जुबान पर कैसे रखें।
न जाने तुम्हारे मन में क्या है?
चेहरे का हर भाव कैसे पढें।
कहीं कह दिया और तुम चल दिए,
यही बात से हर वक्त हम डरें ।






Good mother

To have good sons or daughters in our society, we must have good mothers. A good mother doesnot mean only giving birth to a child and bringing him up so that he take care of his parents in thier old age. A good mother means inputting of good habits, good qualities and a good sense so that a child becomes a good human being and serves a society.

A good doctor always saves life of a person when he needs him in emergency.

A good soldier sacrifies his life for his country. A good leader always keeps his personal interest aside and fights for good cause in the society. A good businessman leads his counrty ahead in world economy. A good engineer always works in dedication and builts nation's infrastructure for comfort of others.

Why mother should be so good ? It is because a child responds to his mother right in her womb. Child listens and follows his mother in every aspect. It is then a prime resposibility of a mother to teach good leasons to her child. A responsible mother produces a responsible society. A good society is group of good families who serve at thier best in the society. Always produce good examples in the society rather than breaking rules, norms and humanity barriers in the society.

2009-08-07

Woman Love

Woman Love

“Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a mans last romance"

This is famous quote of OSCAR WILDE. This is very true. Women always want that his romance last forever. His man stays with her forever. I think first thing always followed by next but last will always last. Ist'nt it?

Feelings

Feelings


“What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined ... to strengthen each other ... to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.”


“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel

2009-07-29

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?

I have read this on Internet some days ago. But this is really a truth. Nowadays patience is nowhere. Point to think and act upon.

2009-07-27

खामोशी


खामोशी की भी कभी सुना करो,
इसमें भी एक बात होती है.
कभी गहराई को समझा करो,
इसमें भी आवाज़ होती है.
तुम तो चल देते हो यूं ही मुहँ मोड़ कर,
हर सुबह की इक सुहानी रात होती है.
जब चाँद आसमान पर आता है ,
हर दिल में कोई आस होती है.
कहना है आंखों से सब कुछ,
इसमें दिल की हाँ होती है .



मीठे बोल

दो मीठे बोल किसी को बोलिए उसका खून बढ जाएगा आपका रक्तदान हो जायेगा