Monday, August 12

Jammu & Kashmir

My colleague from US messaged me today and asked, "What is this article 370 & Kashmir controversy all newspapers are talking about and why is Pakistan so upset? Will this result in war with Pakistan now?"

I told him "Look, 5 years ago, Facebook acquired instagram. Isn't it? Now, if Mark Zuckerberg announces that both instagram & facebook will be streamlined and will have common login accounts, will Google or Microsoft or any other company be offended?"

He said "Of course not!! When the whole world knows that instagram belongs to facebook, then why should anyone bother if they merge both into common account. In fact, it is good for users because they will have a seamless experience."

I said "Exactly!! Same is the case with Kashmir as well. Few decades ago, Kashmir officially acceded to India, which is equivalent to instagram being officially acquired by Facebook. But temporarily, they had to continue using their own Constitution, which is equivalent to instagram using a separate login account. 

And now, what has happened is that Govt of India has streamlined the accession so that Constitution of India applies to Kashmir as well, which is equivalent to streamlining the facebook-instagram login in order to use common account."

He exclaimed "ohh that's all the issue is all about!! Thanks for explaining it using simple analogy. Now I will fully support India because what they are doing is perfect and in the best interest of everyone. Most of my friends in US are actually confused with the news and there are lot of misinformation spread over this by our liberal newspapers. I will use this facebook-instagram analogy to explain them & demistify their confusion."



#kashmir #jammu #ladakh

Wednesday, August 7

Search for New Planet

We spent Billions of dollars to find life on Other Planets, 
And,
Spent trillions killing the life on our own Earth! :(

Sunday, August 4

Harivansh Rai Bachhan's poem on FRIENDSHIP


....मै यादों का
    किस्सा खोलूँ तो,
    कुछ दोस्त बहुत
    याद आते हैं....

...मै गुजरे पल को सोचूँ 
   तो, कुछ दोस्त 
   बहुत याद आते हैं....
 
_...अब जाने कौन सी नगरी में,_
_...आबाद हैं जाकर मुद्दत से....😔_

....मै देर रात तक जागूँ तो ,
    कुछ दोस्त 
    बहुत याद आते हैं....

....कुछ बातें थीं फूलों जैसी,
....कुछ लहजे खुशबू जैसे थे,
....मै शहर-ए-चमन में टहलूँ तो,
....कुछ दोस्त बहुत याद आते हैं.

_...सबकी जिंदगी बदल गयी,_
_...एक नए सिरे में ढल गयी,_😔

_...किसी को नौकरी से फुरसत नही..._
_...किसी को दोस्तों की जरुरत नही...._😔

_...सारे यार गुम हो गये हैं..._
...."तू" से "तुम" और "आप" हो गये है....

....मै गुजरे पल को सोचूँ 
    तो, कुछ दोस्त बहुत याद आते हैं....

_...धीरे धीरे उम्र कट जाती है..._
_...जीवन यादों की पुस्तक बन जाती है,_😔
_...कभी किसी की याद बहुत तड़पाती है..._
  _और कभी यादों के सहारे ज़िन्दगी कट जाती है ..._😔

....किनारो पे सागर के खजाने नहीं आते, 
....फिर जीवन में दोस्त पुराने नहीं आते...

_....जी लो इन पलों को हंस के दोस्त,_😁
    _फिर लौट के दोस्ती के जमाने नहीं आते ...._

*....हरिवंशराय बच्चन* 


_Dedicated to all friends._


HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY

Sunday, July 21

Age - ek kavita

शौक़ सारे छिन गये, दीवानगी जाती रही,
आयीं ज़िम्मेदारियाँ तो आशिकी जाती रही।

मांगते थे ये  दुआ हासिल हो हमको दौलतें,
और जब आयी अमीरी, शायरी जाती रही।

मय किताब -ए- पाक़ मेरी और साक़ी है ख़ुदा ,  
बोतलों से भर गया दिल, मयकशी जाती रही।

रौशनी थी जब मुकम्मल, बंद थीं ऑंखें मेरी,
खुल गयी आँखें  मगर फिर रौशनी जाती रही।

इस कदर मुझमे अनासिर आप के होने लगे,
मुझ में जो कुछ भी थी मेरी बानगी, जाती रही।

ये मुनाफ़ा, ये ख़सारा, ये मिला, वो खो गया, 
फेर में निनयानबे के ज़िन्दगी जाती रही।

दस से ले कर पांच तक सिमटी हमारी ज़िन्दगी,
दफ़्तरी आती रही, आवारगी जाती रही।

मुस्कुरा कर वो सितमगर फिर से हमको छल गया,
भर गया हर ज़ख्म, सब नाराज़गी जाती रही। 

'उम्र बढ़ती जा रही है, तुम बड़े होते नहीं,'
ऐसे तानों से हमारी मसख़री जाती रही।

Monday, July 15

Beware of English, Use Hindi

विवाह की बात हमेशा हिंदी में ही करना चाहिए...!!!
अंग्रेजी से जरा बच के  रहे...!👇

1} लड़की वाले : बेटा क्या करते हो...???
😲लड़का : I am "" Air diffusion fix and monitoring scientist ""

लड़की वाले : बेटा वाह ! 
शादी के बाद पता चला वो
😂 लड़का पंचर बनाता है.!!!
ससुर जी तीसरी मंजिल से 3 बार कूदने की कोशिश कर चुके हैं...!!!
😜😜🤗🤗


2} लड़की वाले : बेटा क्या करते हो...???
😲 लड़का I am  ""chief executive in clean India initiative and permanent member of स्वच्छ भारत अभियान...!!!  ""
लड़की वाले : बेटा वाह !  

शादी के बाद पता चला
 😂 लड़का इधर ही दो गली छोड़ के स्वीपर का काम करता है...!!!
 ससुर जी को आगरा ले जाने का प्रबंध किया गया है...!!!
😜😜🤗🤗


3} लड़की वाले : बेटा क्या करते हो...???
😲 लड़का : I run a ""start up product line includes organic mouth refresher ""
लड़की वाले : बेटा वाह !  
 
शादी के बाद पता चला 😂 नुक्कड़ पे पान की दुकान है ...!!

ससुरजी के प्राण पखेरू उड़ते उड़ते बचे...!!!
😜😜🤗🤗


4} लड़की वाले : बेटा क्या करते हो...???
😲 लड़का : l am  ""Metallurgical amalgamation engineer""
😊शादी के बाद पता चला 😂लड़का वेल्डर है..!!!
ससुर जी चारों खाने चित्त हो गए...!!!
😜😜🤗🤗


5} लड़की वाले : बेटा क्या करते हो...???
😲लड़का : l am "" senior security and house keeping officer""
लड़की वाले : बेटा वाह ! 
😊शादी के बाद पता चला 😅 लड़का बिल्डिंग का चौकीदार है..!!!
ससुर जी गिर पड़े, फिर उठे नहीं...!!!

😜😜🤗🤗
हिन्दी राष्ट्र भाषा का उपयोग  सही है ।
👍👍👍
कभी कभी मुस्कुरा भी लिया करो

Sunday, June 23

*4 Hormones* which determine a *human's happiness.*  Worth reading 

*Dear friends ...*
As I sat in the park *after* my *morning walk,*
My wife came and slumped next to me.
*She had completed* her 30-minute jog. *We chatted* for a while. She said *she is not happy* in life. I looked up at her sheer disbelief since she seemed to have the best of everything in life.
*"Why do you think so?"*
"I don't know. Everyone tells I have everything needed, *but I am not happy.*
"Then I questioned myself, *am I happy?  "No,"* was my inner voice reply.
Now, that was an *eye-opener for me.*
I began my quest to *understand the real cause* of my *unhappiness,*
I couldn't find one.

I dug deeper, *read articles,* spoke to life coaches but nothing made sense. 
*At last my doctor* friend gave me the answer which put all my questions and doubts to rest.
*I implemented* those and will say I am *a lot happier person.*

She said, *there are four hormones* which determine a *human's happiness -*
1. *Endorphins,*
2. *Dopamine,*
3. *Serotonin,*
and 
4. *Oxytocin.*
It is important we *understand these hormones,*
as we *need all four* of them *to stay happy.*

Let's look at the *first hormone* the *Endorphins.*
*When we exercise, the body releases Endorphins.*
This hormone helps the body cope with the pain of exercising. We then *enjoy exercising* because these Endorphins will make us happy.
*Laughter is* another good way of *generating Endorphins.*
We need to spend *30 minutes exercising* every day, read or *watch funny stuff* to get our day's dose of Endorphins.

*The second hormone is Dopamine.*
In our journey of life, we accomplish many *little and big tasks, it releases* various levels of *Dopamine.*
*When we get appreciated for our work at the office or at home,* we feel accomplished and good, that is *because it releases Dopamine.*
This also explains *why* most *housewives* are *unhappy* since they *rarely* get *acknowledged* or appreciated *for their work.* Once, we join work, we *buy* a car, a house, the latest gadgets, a *new house* so forth. In each instance, it *releases Dopamine* and we become happy.
Now, do we realize why we become happy when we shop?

*The third hormone Serotonin* is released when we *act in a way that benefits others.*
When we transcend ourselves and give back to others or *to nature or to the society, it releases Serotonin.* Even, providing useful information on the internet like *writing information* blogs, answering peoples questions on Quora or *Facebook groups will generate Serotonin.*
That is *because* we will use our *precious time to help other* people via our answers or articles.

*The final hormone is Oxytocin,*
is released *when* we become *close to other human* beings. 
When we *hug our friends* or family *Oxytocin is released.*
The *"Jadoo Ki Jhappi"* from Munnabhai *does really work.*
Similarly, when we *shake hands* or put our *arms around* someone's shoulders, various amounts of *Oxytocin is released.*

So, it is simple, we have to *exercise every day* to get *Endorphins,*
we have to *accomplish* little *goals* and get *Dopamine,*
we *need to* be *nice* to others to *get  Serotonin* and 
finally *hug our kids,*
friends, and families to *get Oxytocin* and we will *be happy.* 
*When we are happy, we can deal* with our challenges and *problems better.*

Now, we can understand *why we need to hug a child who has a bad mood.*

So to.
*make your child* more and more *happy* day by day ...

1.*Motivate him to play* on the ground
*-Endorphins*

2. *Appreciate your child* for his small big achievements 
*-Dopamine*

3. *inculcate sharing* habit through you to your child 
*-Serotonin*

4. *Hug* your child
*-Oxytocin*

*Have a Happy Life*.

Wednesday, June 12

Bombay Taught Me

My Best Teacher is Bombay...
😍

*Bombay Taught Me: whether you are a millionaire or a ragpicker you must love Samosa pav / Sandwich / Vadapav..

*@ Bombay Taught Me: It makes a lot of difference to catch a 8.55am local than to catch 9.05am local..

*@ Bombay Taught Me" How to behave, how to tackle problems, how to make friends in just 10 mins, how to behave at Global Stage..

*@ Bombay Taught Me: Distance is measured in time and not KM..

*@ Bombay Taught Me: There will always be someone to share the first drop of Monsoon or a pipping hot bhutta with me at Marine Drive..

*@ Bombay Taught Me: That if you can survive this city you can survive the world..

*@ Bombay Taught Me: That there is a vast difference between people traveling in Western, Central and Harbour line..

*@ Bombay Taught Me: That you can own huge bungalows in Pune or Bangalore, or buy a 2 BHK in Mumbai for the same price..

*@ Bombay Taught Me: There is something called 0.5 BHK, and you may not afford it..

*@ Bombay Taught Me: How to talk to strangers without feeling awkward..

*@ Bombay Taught Me: That problems can't be solved easily but can be kept away for a while by contemplatively sitting near sea..

*@ Bombay Taught Me: We can have bus friend, train friend, office friend, mohalla friend not only just school or college friend..

*@ Bombay Taught Me: To fight and never give up in life..

*Salute to Bombay*
👏👍👌

Saturday, June 1

Tuesday, May 28

Monday, May 27

Run against the Tide!

Kerala Running against the Tide.
 Giving a new meaning to "ekla chalo re" by Rabindranath Tagore

Saturday, May 11

The Evolution of Education

The Evolution of Education over the years measured thru questions asked in examinations!

Friday, April 26

Girlfriend's Grandmother

 एक लड़की अपने  बूढी दादी के साथ ''बरामदे'' में बैठी थी
तभी वहां उसका ''बॉयफ्रेंड'' आ गया !

लड़की अपने बॉयफ्रेंड से -- क्या आप ''रामपाल  यादव'' की बुक dad is at home लाये हो ?

बॉयफ्रेंड -- नहीं मैं तो ''कीमती आनंद'' की where should i wait for u किताब लेने आया हूँ !

Tuesday, April 16

Madhusudan Dutt, Master in 'E'nglish

*Interesting bit for English lovers*

Once Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar jokingly asked Madhusudhan Dutt, "As you are a Master in English, can you make a sentence without using a single  'E'?"

Dutt, the genius,  wrote this...

Monday, April 15

Hindi to English Translation

पेपर मेँ पूछा गया कि

*सन्तोष आम खाता है*
इस वाक्य को अंग्रेज़ी में लिखो 

Friday, April 5

Mitr (Friend) Wahi Hai....

सुंदर विपुल चंचला का
नंबर दिलवा दे, *मित्र वही है..*

मधुशाला का नित्य निमंत्रण
जो दिलवा दे, *मित्र वही है..*

व्यथित ह्रदय हो पीड़ा में तब
विल्स जला दे, *मित्र वही है..*

Sunday, March 17

Bazm

-आँखे बन्द करके जो 
प्रेम करे वो 'प्रेमिका'है

-आँखे खोल के जो 
प्रेम करे वो 'दोस्त'है

-आँखे दिखाके जो 

Wednesday, March 6

Unite to Face Real World Threats

When you are so focused on internel petty issues and refuse to see the larger threats coming at you. 
A great illustration from the real world👇🏻

Time is....

*"वक़्त हँसाता है वक़्त रुलाता है*
*वक़्त ही बहुत कुछ सिखाता है!*

*वक़्त की कीमत जो पहचान ले*
     *वही मंज़िल को पाता है,*
*खो देता है जो वक़्त को*
     *जीवन भर पछताता है*

*क्योंकि गुजरा हुआ वक़्त*
     *कभी लौटकर नहीं आता है।"*

Friday, February 22

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)

Sunday, February 17

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..!!

Friday, February 15

Pulwama

... Once the WTC towers went down there were no blame games between Republicans and democrats... US ensured the whole middle east burns....

Thursday, February 14

Love is...

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

Friday, January 25

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 honey.