Friday, February 22, 2019

Lifestyle Buffet Spread

Here is a buffet spread for a meaningful life style - choice is ours...

Starters: (pick any 2):

1. Get up early (you can accomplish 20% more during 5 am to 8 am)
2. Exercise at least for 30 minutes  daily  (you have no choice on this)
3. Meditate /pray/ pranayam/ omkar/
    visualize positive things/do yoga for 30 minutes every day.

Main course (pick any 4)

1)  Invest in best clothes you can
      afford-along with good shoes (It has been proved, that better dressed people appeal 15 % more - all things being equal)
2)  Outsource everything, which is not Your core competence. 
3)  Reduce your mobile time by 30 %
     (Mobile phones are the biggest time
     waster - even though I am using mobile
     for spreading this)
4) At least take one bold decision, which
     you were always scared to take. (No one
     wants to die with regrets- do you?)
5)  Train your brain to think creatively every
     day. Try to do different things to
     exercise your brain & muscles- play
     some sport,  go to new restaurants, visit
      zoo, listen to different music, watch
      kids playing, spend time with senior
      citizens. 

Desserts (pick all)

1. Take atleast 2 vacations in a year.
2. Devote atleast one day a week for
      family n friends. 
3. Learn a new hobby.
4. Smile at all possible times. 
5. Watch one movie in a cinema hall/play in auditorium every month (it is therapy for the soul)
6.Read at least 12 books in a year. ( 1 every month )
7. Start picking n completing things undone. Discard unwanted & unused stuff from house and your mind.
8. Get in touch with one old friend at least once a fortnight  whom you have not spoken for years.
9. Laugh often.

Have an Awesome Life !!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Nida Fazli on Terrorism

निदा फ़ाज़ली जी के ये दो शेर याद आ रहे हैं :😣

हर बार ये  इल्ज़ाम रह गया..!
हर काम में कोई  काम रह गया..!!
नमाज़ी उठ उठ कर चले गये मस्ज़िदों से..!
दहशतगरों के हाथ में इस्लाम रह गया..!!

 खून किसी का भी गिरे यहां 
नस्ल-ए-आदम का खून है आखिर
बच्चे सरहद पार के ही सही 
किसी की छाती का सुकून है आखिर

 ख़ून के नापाक ये धब्बे, ख़ुदा से कैसे छिपाओगे ? 
मासूमों के क़ब्र पर चढ़कर, कौन से जन्नत जाओगे ?

 कागज़ पर रख कर रोटियाँ, खाऊँ भी तो कैसे . . . . 
खून से लथपथ आता है, अखबार भी आजकल .

 दिलेरी का हरगिज़ हरगिज़ ये काम नहीं है
दहशत किसी मज़हब का पैगाम नहीं है ....!
तुम्हारी इबादत, तुम्हारा खुदा, तुम जानो..
हमें पक्का यकीन है ये कतई इस्लाम नहीं है....!!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Pulwama

... Once the WTC towers went down there were no blame games between Republicans and democrats... US ensured the whole middle east burns.... If you put your country's interest first then the solution is very simple.... If you put your religion, CASTE, community and vote Bank interest first there will never be any solution.... Anti India slogans at JNU and the students responsible have been patronized by political parties... 1989 anti communist slogans at TINAMEN SQUARE crushed ruthlessly... Today China is where it is due to tough decisions..by the way long ago there were something called Chechnya and chechen militants... Wonder where they all went?? That is why Russia is where it is today... Want to become a world power, please start behaving like them.. .. To prevent bird flu mass culling of birds must be done... Only a crop rotation makes the land more fertile..... Weeding is must.... Such attacks cannot take place without local support and local political patronage.... To cure a disease medicine must be taken internally first and later measures taken to ensure hygiene around the patient... Otherwise keep cleaning the neighborhood... the virus inside will never die.... The virus inside the body must be ruthlessly ripped apart... The patient will also suffer like in chemotherapy.. But at Least he will survive... Else the body is gone....." 
*THE GREATEST QUESTIONS OF THE DAY ARE NOT SOLVED BY PARLIAMENTARY MAJORITIES... BUT BY IRON AND BLOOD*...." 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Love is...

Somebody who truly loves you will celebrate parts of you others don't even notice. 
~Mark Anthony

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Bihari le balaiya!!

LE BALAIYA, ee ka hua? Kahe albalaye huye hain? Etna narbhasane se kuchchho nahin hoga  (Omigosh, what's this? Why are you so flustered? Such nervousness won't help matters.)
 
The inveterate linguist may scream at such an apparent contamination of Hindi language but the average Bihari simply loves to throw all narrow parameters of grammar to the winds. For them, the funnier they are,the better their adaptability is into their  inimitable lingua franca.  Over the years, Biharis have invented a language,which was an Unmistakable stamp of their own. In recent times, its popularity has travelled far and wide beyond the borders of the State and many   Screen heroes,including Amitabh Bachchan, have mouthed Bihari liches with characteristic elan - a far cry from the days when it was thought to be an infra dig of sorts for anybody other than country    bumpkins and unscrupulous politicians to perpetrate such "verbal atrocities".
 
All that, however, is passe now. Bihari Boli is sweeter than honeyNow not only in Bollywood but also on the campuses of prestigious Universities and IITs across the country. Words like harbaraye, garbaraye,bargalaye,thartharaye and dhanmanay which would have sounded Greek to outsiders earlier are being use with gay abandon by the hep youngsters there.
 
Moreover, a-go, dugo, teengo and chaartho type of numerology which Was a matter of disdain not long ago is being accepted even by the Stiff upper-lips without any qualms. So, notes sarka do (pass on the  notes)","batti buta do (put off the lights)", Principal ko harka do (bamboozle the principal),burbak kahin ka (you stupid fellow!), hum to biga gaye(I was thrown out) and Hum to huan thebe kiye the (I was very much there)are some of the expressions which have conveniently made their way into the otherwise prim-and-propah St  Stephens, New Delhi.
 
 Similarly, coinages like dhakiyaye (shoved),mukiyaye (punched),And latiyaye (kicked) are the current rage. Hiyan (here), huan (there),kahe (why), enne (this way) and onne (that way) are some of other typical words, which are spoken rather nonchalantly by so-called educated lot in the State(Bihar).  One, therefore, does not get surprised if one hears tanikke for little,nimman for good, anhar for darkness and ejot for lights. For  them,colloquial language need not be tied to any narrow rules.
 
 E topicwa par maatha khapane se kuchchho nahi hoga(nothing is to come out of this topic), as one wit commented.Seldom does one hear people on the streets calling each otherby their real names. Raju automatically becomes Rajua, Pappu turns into Pappua,Rajesh into  Rajeshwa and Shatrughna at best Satrohna. This potpourri of all Bihari  dialects has also coined new terms for human anatomy which would baffle an FRCP if he were to land here straight from Edinburgh. Here gor means  legs, moori is substitute to head, ongree is equivalent to finger, thor  denotes lips and kapar is synonymous with forehead. 
 
This language also has more onomatopoeic words than probably any  other.Words like tapak se, gapak se, and japak se can be understood by  Listening to their phonetical sounds. No longer is Bihari language associated with a few howlers like eskool (school)", teeshan (station) and singal (signal) only. There are certain words which   carry the precise meaning but which cannot be properly substituted  by any word in other languages. Machchar bhambhor liya is probably is one such example. Bhambhorna  is a Super word, which means the collective assault of mosquitoes to  "bhambhor" you. But then, one might argue, where else do you find so many  mosquitoes to bhambhor you. Right from Laloo Prasad Yadav, who emerges  as the best speaker of his ghar ki boli to Shekhar Suman, everybody loves to flaunt his native command of the language. Earlier, Biharis were notorious for atrocious gender sense and shoddy pronunciation.  Now, the same traits have become the tour de force of their conversation.The time has certainly come to raise ek-aadh-go (one or two) toast to the longevity of the Bihari language. 
 
 
 
  "Teengo" cheers to that.