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Akshardham Temple

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This is a repost from my last year’s post about the visit to this AWESOME temple which has found its place in Guiness book
and for being the largest Hindu Temple in the world.

Ok… so read on….. (since its a repost, kindly read it as if written on d day of the visit, on which it was actually written :))

One Word – AWESOME!

Date of visit: Jan 1, 2006
Location:Delhi – Noida border

[AWESOME! The pics here are from the net as they did not allow cams n mobs inside. I’d upload a pic or two wid me too]

Ok! so it was decided all of a sudden…..
Its new year….and we decided [like always]….. that we’d go out on the foggy morning…. mom kept it a surprise… I was a bit upset….thinking ….that it should not be one of the old places…

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You are unique~a masterpiece

Just because a group of people do not accept you as you are, there is no necessity for you to strip yourself of your originality. You need to think good of yourself, for the world takes you at your own estimate. Never stoop down in order to gain recognition. Never let go of your true self to win a relationship. In the long run, you will regret that you traded your greatest Glory – your uniqueness, for momentary validation. Even Gandhi was not accepted by many people. The group that does not accept you as YOU is not Your world. There is a world for each one of you, where you shall reign as king /queen by just being yourself. Find that world… In fact, that world will find You. What water can do, gasoline cannot and what copper can, gold cannot. The fragility of the ant enables it to move and the rigidity of the tree enables it to stay rooted. Everything and everybody has been designed with a Proportion of uniqueness to serve a purpose that we can fulfil only by being our unique self. You as you alone can serve your purpose and I as I alone can serve my purpose. You are here to be you… Just YOU. Let us be the best we can be. In the history of the universe, there has been nobody like you and to the infinity of time to come, there will be no one like you. Existence should have loved you so much that it broke the mould after making you, so that another of your kind will never get repeated. You are original. You are rare. You are unique. You are a wonder. You are a masterpiece. .. Your Master’s piece. Celebrate your Uniqueness. – H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Conversation with God 🙂 🙂

Just received it from a friends, and could not help sharing it… 🙂

Just askin’ 
        Me: God, can I ask you a question? 
        God: Sure. 
        Me: Promise you won’t get mad. 
        God: I promise. 
        Me: Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today? 
        God: What do you mean? 
        Me: Well, I woke up late. 
        God: Yes. 
        Me: My car took forever to start. 
        God: Okay. 
        Me: At lunch they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait. 
        God: Huummm. 
        Me: On the way home, my phone went dead, just as I picked up a call. 
        God: All right. 
        Me: And on top of it all, when I got home I just wanted to soak my feet in my new foot massager and relax, but it wouldn’t 
        work!!!  Nothing went right today! Why did you do that? 
        God: Let me see, the Death Angel was at your bed this morning and I had to send one of the other angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that. 
        Me: (humbled): OH… 
        GOD: I didn’t let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road. 
        Me: (ashamed) 
        God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick and I didn’t want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn’t afford to miss work. 
        Me: (embarrassed): Ok… 
        God: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call, I didn’t even let you talk to them so you would be covered. 
        Me: (softly) I see God. 
        God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn’t think you wanted to be in the dark. 
        Me: I’m sorry God. 
        God: Don’t be sorry, just learn to trust me…..in all things, the good and the bad. 
        Me: I will trust you. 
        God: And don’t doubt that my plan for your day is always better than your plan. 
        Me: I won’t God. And let me just tell you God, thank you for everything today. 
        God: You’re welcome child. It was just another day being your God, and I love looking after my children.

Food for thought

Well, in anjaan surroundings…… and early at 5 am in the morning sitting and working ….
the sand”wiches” looked like “witches” staring @ me 😦

So, thot of giving a dash of colour and bring ’em to life…..
They look cute 😛 can’t eat ’em now 😛

Ek sher arz hai…..[shero shayari fanatics ..kindly excuse me 😛 m not quite good at all this :D]

ji han….
mai aur mera lappy [laptop]
ek dusre ki tanhaiyi me…..
soch rahe the….
ki kash yahan tamatar hota…
ki kash yahan gajar hoti…
to mai usko pyar se kat ti
aur in murjhayi hui bread ke slices ke bich me fit karke
kisi tarah inko kahke apna hungry stomach fill karti….
mai aur mera lappy [laptop]
ek dusre ki tanhaiyi me…..
soch rahe the….

ye sab cchoro…. sauce ka pack uthaya and laga di aj to mehndi sandwich ko… waaah! kya roop nikhra hai 😉


Now this is called “Art of food” 😉
hmmm… n how about some “art of cooking” 😉
n oh dis is a fabulous ad: wanna dance?i cant 🙂

Happy New Year 2009

Oh! d 12 days of xmas n d new year…..

Life happens when we are planning something else 😀

Ah! well.. loads of stuff to be done… some done.. some still pending….

At the personal front, I started by pinging those who somehow came to my life, but maybe things did not work out…. so I began on the noble philosophical thoughts that

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
and yeah! its far more difficult to make friends than enemies- 🙂 – oh! and dat too good friends 🙂

Some responded, some I still await 🙂

Thank you my wonderful friends… for being there!
and welcome to all the new friends 🙂

Wishing you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2009!

Lets paint the Life’s canvas with some beautiful strokes!

HNY_2009
HNY_2009

P.S.: and d’oh its quite bad to be illy. chilly n taking pilly at xmas n new year’s time… d’oh! Thanks to all wonderful friends who made my “deliberate holiday” a wee-bit more enjoyable 🙂

God is great – He only wants happiness for His children


Pray big. Think big. Your life is going to be in proportion to how greatly you believe. Jesus said, “Anything is possible

for someone who has faith”

Which means what? That the person who believes is going to get everything he wants? No. What Jesus meant is that, if you believe

big, you move things out of the realm of the impossible into the realm of the possible.

Believe little, you get little. So believe big and open yourself up to all the possibilities that God has in mind for you.

God is great – He only wants happiness for His children. We just don’t go to Him. So Go to Him.

Before sleeping, say sorry for anything wrong we did, and thank Him for His kindness.

If with all your heart you give yourself to your children, to your marriage, to your work, to your future, and to your hopes, you

are going to live a big and rewarding life.

Commit a favorite hymn to memory and sing it out in the shower! Compose your soul every night by asking the Lord to forgive you for any wrong you have done.

Then thank him for his goodness. A quiet joy will steal into your soul. You will sleep peacefully and rise up the next day renewed.

world’s happiest friends


The world’s happiest friends never have the same characters… they just have the best understanding of their differences.

People work towards what they want in life.They have to!
So simple-a-statement… but extremely true and powerful!

Never hate the times in life where you have fallen or failed.

Though hard to accept, these are the times wherein we stand up and show the world that failures dont define us.
But it is what makes us stronger.

Its in the times of sadness, and trouble, that you know who is your real, true friend…..
Am feeling blue…. want you to get well soon mom !
and…..

which side of the coin?

With so many (uhh as what mah lovely friends say 🙂 ) blogs….., I have been thinking of re-christening this blog…. or rather start a new one… uhh actually can’t yet decide…..

I just restricted some thoughtfully thoughtful thoughts and stuff I read / wrote about to this blog…… d actual … life-line sunshine blog needs to re-open maybe…. uhh! well…. why am I so confused… 😛 err.. well… I guess…. I let it be for -a-while 😀

See! this is what I face….. 😛

Instead of cluttering all kinda info I read/ write about, I just segregated ’em into different blog-lines.. uhhh does that sound like.. starting off with new fashion lines… 😀
ah! jokes apart….. well… yeah… I did post in random ramblings to d blog on whose edge I lived :D, but den kinda removed/ moved d posts…. hmmm… so as to not break the theme….. so I guess… I should… err.. well.. or should not… damn… where is the coin i flipped to decide…..
uhhh! had such simple decisions been so easy…. eh!

or is it that we make simple things complex….
or is it that it is complex to see things simple….

hehe….. well… lemme look for another coin… and make sure it falls flat on the ground… and does have either a “head” or “tail” “only” on d side it lands on, and that it doesn’t change shape mid-air, or rather the coin just doesn’t decide not to fall on the ground! :D:D

ah! the summary is…… we some-times analyze, and over-analyze simple things in life….. and …. and …. then re-analyse, and then re-re-re-…..err.. well… lemme stop… here….. lest I start thinking why I wanted to post this…. or rather should I post it, or …err… well.. I should STOP. 😀
giggles 😛

A date!

After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie.

She said I love you but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you.

The other woman that my wife w anted me to visit was my MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.

That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie.

“What’s wrong, are you well,” she asked? My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late night call or a sur prise invitation is a sign of bad news.

“I thought that it would be pleasant to be with you,” I responded. “Just the two of us.

She thought about it for a moment, and then said, “I would like that very much.

That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her house, I noticed t hat she, too, seemed to be nervous about our date. She waited in the door with her coat on. She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary.

She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel’s.

“I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed, “she said, as she got into the car. “They can’t wait to hear about our meeting”.

We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat down,

I had to read the menu. Large print. Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips.

“It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small,” she said.

“Then it’s time that you relax and let me return the favor,” I responded.

During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation – nothing extraordinary, but catching up on recent events of each other’s life. We talked so much that we missed the movie.

As we arrived at her house later, she said, “I’ll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you.” I agreed.

How was your dinner date ?” asked my wife when I got home. “Very nice. Much more so than I could have imagined,” I answered.

A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack. It happened so suddenly that I did to do anything for her.

Some time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place mother and I had dined.

An attached note said: “I paid this bill in advance. I wasn’t sure that I could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two plates – one for you and the other for your wife. You will never know what that night meant for me. I love you, son.”

At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: “ I LOVE YOU!” and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve.

Nothing in life is more important than God and your family. Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till “some other time.”

**********

Pass this along to everyone with an aging parent, to a child, to an adult, to anyone with a parent. Here’s hoping today is better than yesterday and tomorrow.

Returned to Innocence

You may listen to the awesome Maha Mantra here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIkEFYdXcWs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wozyuBsgCn8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx0Qzs1xqUg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=espTd2S-V8I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty2XLidTzfc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5t8kzbJVf4

Here’s my heartfelt prayer….. God Bless .. May all of us have peace and love! and May each of us feel the love of God enfolding us! and May each of us feel surrounded by God’s awesome light….. 🙂 May there be true love… genuine happiness and the sparkle of contentment in our eyes…… Feel God’s presence! He’s there!He’s here! He’s everywhere….. Amen!

and this Awesome poem by Rabindra da:

the great poem of Tagore which shall ever remind the Indians what kind of India the poet dreamed of :

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high,

Where knowledge is free,

Where the world has not broken up into fragments by narrow dogmatic walls,

Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way

into the dreary desert sand of dead habit,

Where the mind is led forward by thee

Into lever widening thought and action

Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake!

Recollecting from one of mah favourite posts


Returned to Innocence once again!

Om Shanti!

meri zindagi ke kucch rang…..

hectic hectic.. week…. phew! so damn tired….. ah! but d smile on the faces of the lovely li’l dahlings…. made me forget d tiredness….. as i stepped out of the car, all weary and tired.. I anticipated some curious eyes staring at me…..

Fiddling with my bag for the colours [gulaal] I had kept, and the ghujiya, I was still looking into the red coloured jhola bag which mom got for me 😀 n i readily accepted dat as it was quite different from d dainty purses I have been carrying, and esp coz it reminded moi of the good old college days….ah! purani jeans aur guitar 🙂 hmmm…. so…. well! i was distracted by the “beats” of a v fav song playing somewhere… 😀 n a group of kiddos jumping around all oblivious.. trying to copy shahid n kareena 😉 lolz…. i was fascinated….. stood watching them…. felt my feet tapping even at d “noisy” broken “music” and “beats” from d broken radio 😛

I guess d cheer of the voices + d lovely laughter and smiles on the faces of the kids was much more musical and “beat-sical” 😀

I dunno… just joined the gang…. to match a step or two 😛 did a jive.. right there in d centre of the road… wid d kidlings squealing wid laughter 🙂

In d midst of all this, some child pulled at mah bag [d jhola :D] and i remembered d gulal n d ghujiya… ah! all taken out – used to the fullest… n

relished:) d “didi didi” + “happy holi apko bhi” +d cute hugs and kisses fro d li’l dahlings brought tears to mah eyes….

wid misty eyes…, I hugged ’em for their unconditional love……thanked dem…. esp when they said “didi fil she zalul ana ” [dats-> loving sister, plz do come back again], I forgot the intense tension I was in d conference room a while ago…. Happy Holi dahlings….. love ya:) Keep smiling… and God Bless!

I took their leave as the next song “”holi ke din dilmil jaate hain….. ” from sholay starting to play……

manan

Here’s a cutie baby angel:

All d lovely poems are already there 🙂 just lotta luv n hugs n kisses n blessings 4 u ababy 🙂

God's angels


My friend’s baby 🙂 manan

n here’s what nonu says:

Mom, I dreamed of you last night…
You stretched out your arms and hugged me tight.
And just for moment there it seemed
That your touch was real, not just a dream.
I had talked to God just hours before
And told Him “Lord, there is nothing more
That could satisfy or comfort me
Than for my Mother’s face to see”.

Sometimes….

Just being there is ALL!

What is the single most important element in avoiding and resolving conflicts in professional environment?

socho…..socho…..

Ans: Communication

Well.. whether professional/personal…. communication is d single most important element!

sms:
Any one can love a rose, but its difficult to love a leaf…..
Don’t love someone who is beautiful… but love someone who makes your life beautiful!

d real power……

I remember discussing with a friend about karma….. about being more powerful since you are “indifferent to pleasure and pain” and then one can win-all!
Yeah! thats what the scriptures say…..
but we are here on earth as mortals to learn….. this is our karmabhumi….. yes, we all seek attainment of moksha…

People say “I am indifferent”.. I guess they do not know the difference at all!
They are actually running away from themselves….. the “real” themselves…

Sanyasi banke sab kucch cchor ke karma karne se zyada difficult hai isi moh maya me reh ke apne aap ko control me rakhna…. thats what Krishna loves us for….. that’s what he sent us here for….. sab kucch cchor kar “control” me rehna is not the real game….. isn’t it….. well that’s what I try for…..

What one has to do is… being in total control living here – “with” the moh and maya – controlling the evil emotions – anger, lust, etc etc….. and then one is powerful!
Thats why the four ashrams in the lifecycle made….. balya awasha(childhood) to sanyas-ashram in old age….

as long as we are here we otta earn good karma…..
Its d vicious circle of life….. all that you give comes back to you.. so give good….. Just THAT!

Give love if you want more and more love in your life……
Give happiness….
if you want more and more happiness in your life……
Listen to others if u want to be listened to…..
to summarize.. treat others the way you want yourself to be treated……

I might be wrong….. I am sometimes….. 😛 but well… I love making mistakes….. 😀 they are important milestones in my life’s journey….. helping me grow! helping me improve n making me better and better……

Always thank! Ummm…. Shukriya Meherbaani – therz a lovely song too… 🙂
and Yes!….. Life is beautiful if we make it so….. 🙂

li’l things count

Its d lovely gestures that count….. umm… for example…. i was a wee bit upset bout something…. n dese lovely friends of mine said they dedicated some songs on orkut just for me …..

its these li’l moments that count….. i value them… seriously… thx a ton… dat indeed brought a smile 2 mah face…..
One doesn’t always have to “tell” that we love people….. its dese gestures which “tell”….. 🙂
thx dahlings.. i loved tht sensitive gesture n would always remember and cherish it…. luv ya 🙂 u made my day…..
umm… listen to this
How can I tell you

n
With every waking moment, love grows