Monday, April 18, 2011

Kuch Meetha Ho Jaye

The rule is ,"Never have a meetha pan alone , have it with friends."This time it was with the football team.

You can have a laugh with anyone in the world, all it takes is a open mind and a cheerful heart.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Why MBA ?

Why do you want to pursue MBA ?

Me: Blah , Blah , Blah....

But I will give you an honest answer :

The prospect of 2 more years of football is intriguing and I miss my Friday nights without friends.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The B Day Post

Waking up on the B day was different this time as compared to the last 5 years. At college it was always a painful  affair and one was bound to wake up with the butts hurting. I had never celebrated my b day before coming to college and mostly it was a temple going affair then.But this time everyone at home was super excited.I knew I would be getting new clothes because everyone had seen my loose pants and hanging T-Shirts.
B days has always been a day to introspect and I realized two things worth mentioning about my life.

1) If you happen to see the video of the song,"Turn the Page." by Metallica, the lady says that,"If I could start my life all over again, I would make exactly the same choices as I have made."  I feel that I am lucky enough to confess that I would also make exactly the same choices that I have made.

2) Of all things one thing will always go right in my life.Not love,not career but friendship. 

On a new pair of Jeans : I have had experiences of my own which I seldom share but sometimes pen it down. There was a time when my favorite past time was jumping on haystacks in my village. Holding my pants in one hand and the baksa in the other, there was a routine run to the school in the dust.I wish I had a picture of mine then. When we moved to the city, life was a big fight both emotionally and financially. But the challenge was worth the effort and we learned a lot in the process. So every time I had new school clothes they were made of a size larger so that I could wear it for a long time. The haircut was always shorter than I would have liked. The cycle was too big for me.

I know many of you would never remember the first pair of jeans you wore or for that matter many other small things in life. We remember only those things in life which we desire the most. That was one phase when all I wanted was a jeans pant. My mom got me one which was one and half times longer than my height. I have had my laughs over that pant with my mom many times. But when she gifted me one this time, it was of the perfect size. Probably this symbolizes that how everyone in my family has moved to perfection. When I look back to this post some 10 years from now I would just like to have the smile which I am having now for this smile is life and I want to keep on living my life.

A 9 day bike trip to Utranchal -Corbett,Hemkund,Har ki Poudi,Rishikesh,Kempty,Valley of flowers and more...

Friday, April 8, 2011

Who is Anna Hazare ?

A sincere appeal to all followers and fellow bloggers , kindly copy paste this fact file on Anna Hazare and post it on ur blog. In a small way we can enlighten people and play our part to fight corruption.

1. Who is Anna Hazare?
An ex-army man. Fought 1965 Indo-Pak War

2. What's so special about him?
He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district, Maharashtra

3. So what?
This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is produced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind mills.
In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village. 

4. Ok,...?
This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure for his social activities.

5. Really, what is he fighting for?
He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curb corruption in India.

6. How that can be possible?
He is advocating for a Bil, The Lok Pal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians (ministers), beurocrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their deeds.

8. It's an entirely new thing right..?
In 1972, the bill was proposed by then Law minister Mr. Shanti Bhushan. Since then it has been neglected by the politicians and some are trying to change the bill to suit thier theft (corruption).

7. Oh.. He is going on a hunger strike for that whole thing of passing a Bill ! How can that be possible in such a short span of time?
The first thing he is asking for is: the government should come forward and announce that the bill is going to be passed.
Next, they make a joint committee to DRAFT the LOK PAL BILL. 50% goverment participation and 50% public participation. Because you cant trust the government entirely for making such a bill which does not suit them.

8. Fine, What will happen when this bill is passed?
A LokPal will be appointed at the centre. He will have an autonomous charge, say like the Election Commission of India. In each and every state, Lokayukta will be appointed. The job is to bring all alleged party to trial in case of corruptions within 1 year. Within 2 years, the guilty will be punished. Not like, Bofors scam or Bhopal Gas Tragedy case, that has been going for last 25 years without any result.

9. Is he alone? Whoelse is there in the fight with Anna Hazare?
Baba Ramdev, Ex. IPS Kiran Bedi, Social Activist Swami Agnivesh, RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal and many more.
Prominent personalities like Aamir Khan is supporting his cause.

10. Ok, got it. What can I do?
At least we can spread the message. How?
Putting status message, links, video, changing profile pics.

At least we can support Anna Hazare and the cause for uprooting corruption from India. 
At least we can hope that his Hunger Strike does not go in vain.
At least we can pray for his good health.


Friday, April 1, 2011

Header - April

Like sands through the hourglass,so are the Days of Our Lives.