Saturday, December 25, 2010


Oh mine God... I'm going to die in few hours! There were hundreds of questions left unanswered, and tons of things to do before I die. I bunked mine class and went straight to Gurudwara. I thanked God for letting me know mine death time. I sat there for half an hour. Mine past sprang in front of me, all good and not so good memories were flowing like a rapid river in front of me. I visualize all of them. Suddenly a thought came in mine mind, I can't waste this opportunity. I sat and pen down all things I still wanted to do in mine life. Then, I carefully selected the most important of them and planned mine last hours.

I selected 3 things which I had to finish anyhow. First of them was to call all mine friends and foes for the last time (I had spent mine life valuable time with and on them). There were times when tears came in mine eyes while I talked with mine friends. Mine foes thought that I had gone mad when I said I'm sorry for all wrong I did. It's strange, the previous day if anyone would have asked me to call mine foes and say sorry to them, I would have given him a tight punch. But, today I'm myself doing it. Life is unpredictable or rather death.

Second on mine to do list was to help the needy, at-least one, and bring smile on there face. I searched mine wallet and found a total of Rs. 550. As it was winter season going on, so I thought of gifting someone a blanket. It could save someone from the harsh and chilly breeze. I bought a blanket for few bugs and from the rest got some food. I began mine last hunt, and saw hundreds of poor fellows on the roadside. For the first time in mine life I felt that how much hard and cruel can life be for some. I distributed the food among them and gave a fellow in his teens the blanket which I bought. It really made me felt good.

Third thing which I wanted to do was to call mine parents. I was living away from them and it was not possible to go back home. Also, the two task had taken enough time from mine last few hours left. I dialed mine home number; Mine mummy picked up the phone. I asked her to take care of herself and for the first time asked her to hand over the receiver to PAPA. The call went for hours.

Now, there were just 15 minutes left.

Note: The above post is a work of fiction, which has no relationship with reality.

You missed the first part, read it here.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Sudden Death.... Part 1

I was surfing around and saw quite a few articles on death and after death phenomenon. I asked myself what if I die in next 24 hours? And got few replies from inner-self. This post will surely make you think on the topic "Sudden Death".

'Mujko pehchan lo mein hun don....' mine phone ranged.

I was fast asleep then and happen to ignore the call. I had slept only few hours back after watching a new Amir Khan movie and was not in a mood to get disturb. The phone ranged again.. I felt someone might be really interested in talking with me in this wee hour and so it was duty to pick the call. I picked the phone from mine study table and saw something very strange appearing on mine mobile screen. They were some group of symbols, I guess in Sanskrit instead of numbers.

'Is phone ka kuch kerna padega, phir se kharab hogaya' I told myself while ignoring those weird symbols.
'Hello, who's this' I picked the call.
'Do I know you'.. I inquired.
'Everyone know me'
'Please I'm feeling sleepy, if its a prank then we will play it in the morning'
'I'm the ultimate truth'
'What...??? Look man I'm serious, if there is anything serious then tell me or I'm going to hangup the call'.
'Wanna let you know the ultimate truth'
'Are you drunk? Are you someone from mine friend circle? Is it sort of joke? Tell me your name first or I hang up the call'.
'I had told you already I'm Vasudev, the ultimate truth, and wanna tell you something very serious'.
'I guess I don't know anyone by that name'
'Everyone knows me, I'm Vishnu'
'I guess you are out of your mind, tell me what made you disturb me now'.
'Rachit, you have only few hours left to live, you are soon to die... exactly at 10:56 pm'.
'That was a very good joke, I guess ,I can sleep now'.. I disconnected the call.
'You can't disconnect me, I'm the ultimate truth. You did quite a few good jobs and that's why I was compel to inform you'.

I was shocked. I happen to disconnect the call but then too He was able to talk with me. I thought He might be a good hacker and had hacked mine mobile, I slept. Quite surprisingly, I waked up pretty early in the morning. I picked mine mobile and checked mine last call. It had same weird symbols. I asked mine roommate to check mine last call. I was startled by his answer, he said it was someone from common friends. I took the mobile from him and asked him to see the last call received. He replied the same answer again and again. I asked several other hosteler to check it and they all replied the same.

So now it was pretty much confirmed that I was the only person who was seeing those symbols. It also confirmed that I had received a call from someone mystic. I called mine service provider and asked them to check and tell me from there database that when and from which number I received the last call. They told me exactly the same time but said it was really astonishing that they can't locate the place from where the call has been made. They told me that there system is robust and can detect any number. It can never get corrupted. They also told me that there system was displaying something very strange. The call has been made using very high frequency. This can't be done in this Earth, even the frequency range from which I received the call exceeded that used by the space telescope. I was frightened.

It all confirmed that the GOD had called me and I'm soon going to die. All things were changed now. I was not crying, but yeah I wasn't smiling though. It was 10:55am by mine watch and I had exactly 12 hours left to live in this world.

The second part will contain how the life gets changed when you know that soon you are going to die. Read it here.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Chai.... the Hindi translation of English word Tea. I can't imagine a life without it, hard to even think of that. This post is all about my love towards the India's most loved beverage.. the Chai.

I got the habit of drinking chai from my very early childhood, all thanks to my grandmother. My mother keeps on telling me her initial reluctance but finally gave in to my grandmother sturdy demand and I got my first sip of Chai, in the long run I become a chaicolic ( chai+alcoholic=chaicolic).

Now, even to wake up I need a cup of Chai.  So, you can easily make it how deep the habit has inculcated in me. A cup of chai in the morning and evening is must for me. And, in between those I can have plenty of sips.

You might have heard this.. chai chai, if you have traveled through the Indian Railways. Few years back even the Railway Ministry caught the value of chai, they used it as a medium to sustain the dieing Indian earthenware industry.

Interestingly, the Indian tea industry is the second largest employer in the country.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gandhiji and Godse.. clash of principles..!!!

Godse is often a misunderstood character. He is referred to as a Hindu fanatic. It is often hard to understand Godse because the Government of India had suppressed information about him. His court statements, letters etc. were all banned from the public until recently. Judging from his writings one thing becomes very clear – He was no fanatic. His court statements are very well read out and indicate a calm and collected mental disposition. He never even once speaks ill about Gandhi as a person, but only attacks Gandhi’s policies which caused ruin and untold misery to Hindus. Another interesting point to note is that Godse had been working with the Hindu refugees fleeing from Pakistan. He had seen the horrible atrocities committed on them. Many women had their hands cut off, nose cut off, even little girls had been raped mercilessly. Despite this Godse did not harm even single Muslim in India which he could easily have. So it would be a grave mistake to call him a Hindu fanatic.

Let us start by studying the motive behind Godse’s act. By seeing the nature of the assassination in public space and Godse’s act of turning himself over to the Police, we can see that Godse did not do this for personal reasons. He very well knew that he would be hanged and his name would be disgraced as Gandhi was considered a saint. And again Godse could have ran away and escaped punishment. But he did the reverse. He called a police officer and courted arrest. Before we proceed it would be wise to understand the backdrop of the assassination. The central government had taken a decision — Pakistan will not be given Rs 55 crores. On January 13 Gandhi started a fast unto death that Pakistan must be given the money. On January 13, the central government changed its earlier decision and announced that Pakistan would be given the amount. On January 13, Nathuram decided to assassinate Gandhi.

Nathuram Godse was a learned man, very sharp and intelligent – editor of “Agrani” (one of the most famous newspaper of that time – with Nana Aapte). In his last editorial of “Agrani” which he changed overnight – he said “Gandhi must be stopped – at any cost” and he justified why Gandhiji’s assassination was not only inevitable but also a delayed action, that shud’ve happened LONG AGO. 

In Nathuram’s words- “ I don’t refute Gandhi’s theory of non-violence. He may be a saint but he is not a politician. His theory of non-violence denies self-defence and self-interest. The non-violence that defines the fight for survival as violence is a theory not of non-violence but of self-destruction. The division of the nation was an unnecessary decision. What was the percentage of the Muslim population as compared to the population of the nation? There was no need for a separate nation. Had it been a just demand, Maulana Azad would not have stayed back in India. But because Jinnah insisted and because Gandhi took his side, India was divided, in spite of opposition from the nation, the Cabinet. An individual is never greater than a nation.
In a democracy you cannot put forward your demands at knife-point. Jinnah did it and Gandhi stabbed the nation with the same knife. He dissected the land and gave a piece to Pakistan. We did picket that time but in vain. The Father of our Nation went to perform his paternal duties for Pakistan! Gandhi blackmailed the cabinet with his fast unto death. His body, his threats to die are causing the destruction — geographical as well as economical — of the nation. Today, Muslims have taken a part of the nation, tomorrow Sikhs may ask for Punjab. The religions are again dividend into castes; they will demand sub-divisions of the divisions. What remains of the concept of one nation, national integration? Why did we fight the British in unison for independence? Why not separately? Bhagat Singh did not ask only for an independent Punjab or Subhash Chandra Bose for an independent Bengal?

I am going to assassinate him in the open, before the public, because I am going to do it as my duty. If I do it surreptitiously, it becomes a crime in my own eyes. I will not try to escape, I will surrender and naturally I will be hanged. One assassination, one hanging. I don’t want two executions for one assassination and I don’t want your involvement, participation or company. (This was for Nana-Apte and Veer Savarkar as they were against Ghandhi’s policies too, Godse wanted to assassinate Gandhi all by himself and took promise from Nana Apte that he will continue helping Veer Savarkar in rebuilding India as a strong free nation.)
On January 30, I reached Birla Bhavan at 12 pm. Gandhi was sitting outside on a cot enjoying the sunshine. Vallabhbhai Patel’s granddaughter was sitting at his feet. I had the revolver with me. I could have assassinated him easily then, but I was convinced that his assassination was to be a punishment and a sentence against him, and I would execute him. I wanted witnesses for the execution but there were none. I did not want to escape after the execution as there was not an iota of guilt in my mind. I wanted to surrender, but surrender to whom? There was a good crowd to collect for the evening prayers. I decided on the evening of January 30 as the date for Gandhi’s execution.

Gandhi climbed the steps and came forward. He had kept his hands on the shoulders of the two girls. I wanted just three seconds more. I moved two steps forward and faced Gandhi. Now I wanted to take out the revolver and salute him for whatever sacrifice and service he had made for the nation. One of the two girls was dangerously close to Gandhi and I was afraid that she might be injured in the course of firing. As a precautionary measure I went one more step ahead, bowed before him and gently pushed the girl away from the firing line. The next moment I fired at Gandhi. Gandhi was very weak, there was a feeble sound like ‘aah’ (There are proof that Gandhi did NOT say “Hey Raam” at that time – it’s just made up stuff ) from him and he fell down.

After the firing I raised my hand holding the revolver and shouted, ‘Police, police’. For 30 seconds nobody came forward and I scanned the crowd. I saw a police officer. I ignaled to him to come forward and arrest me. He came and caught my wrist, then a second man came and touched the revolver… I let it go…”


Gandhiji kept mum thrice in the history… and every time India suffered.

Firstly, he withdrew the civil disobedience moment when it was at its peak. Even the English historians take it as Gandhiji biggest folly. If he would have carried forward the movement we could have been free 26 years before we actually were. In the congress general assembly meeting which passed the order for taking back the movement Gandhiji said “I will not support the movement henceforth , the movement was to take a peaceful path but now it has changed its course to violent means”; He was referring to act of few people who burned down a police station which killed 19 police officers in Chori Choura District. Gandhiji refused to go for a debate on the topic and went for a fast(silent). Netaji left the congress from this very point.
Secondly, He could have saved Shaheed-e-Ajam Bhagat Singh, but here again his tailor made non violence policy kept him silent. And the result everyone knows.
Lastly, he should have given his opinion on the partition. But again he kept silent, he said let the leader’s decide. Nehru and Jinnah did what they wanted.. what there egoistic principle asked them to do. They never consulted the common man and never ever asked them for there opinion. They forced there self believe on us. Gandhiji was the mass leader then, even Mountabatten consulted him for his opinion. Everyone knew only one man can stop the partition and that was Gandhiji, But what he did… he kept silent. And still we are suffering from his habit of keeping silence.
I respect Gandhiji principle and ideologies which could have brought all round swadeshi development if they would have been implemented after Independence.

Part of this post is taken from post: Gandhi killed himself and Godse didn’t!

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A great Catastrophe

My friend Raj has this peculiar habit of falling for each and every girl who passes a smile to him (on him, may be?). This habit of his inspired me for this post.

Bhaiya relates to sentiments perceived when you hear a girl saying "I like you, brother" when you were expecting "I love you". Bhaiya.. is a word which changes or rather transforms the very meaning of a relationship. Boys hate it and girls love it; Our English gentlemen were knowing the impact of such a word so they never coined it in English language.

Ask any boy how he will feel if the girl of his dreams use this 6 letter word for him?..
All will reply in unison.. 'it hurts to even think about it'.

Word Bhaiya acts like an acid which kills the most beautiful feeling.. the feeling of love. It's the most famous and used word in Northern India. But, girls have mastered the art of using it better than the others; It is extensively used to get a seat in an auto-rickshaw, or when they have to bargain the price with the shopkeeper and even when they have to get a bigger slice of 'paav-bhaji'.

They are revolutionizing the use of word Bhaiya in the context which were still a virgin land.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Globalization and Indian Festivals

Last week, I celebrated Diwali and performed the Chhat puja with pomp and show then the previous years.

But, festivals have changed now.. 10 years back when I used to be a small kid, we had two types of festivals in India.. one with pan India presence like the Diwali and Holi and other with limited presence like Chhat puja, Lohri and Onam.

That was something ten years back; Liberalization of economy in the early 90's brought big MNC's into the Indian market. Advertisement became the need of the day. Manufacturers started luring the customers with added gifts. Diwali, Holi and Christmas Dhamaka became common marketing ideology.

Competition increased manifold with each festivals and so do the reduction in MRP of products during festi occasions. Then, the companies took the smarter step, sensing the market demand. They globalized the second type of festivals. This brought in narrowing of the line between the two types of Indian festivals.

Lohri, a festival of state of Punjab which was traditionally celebrated with singing Geedha and performing Bhangra is now celebrated with loud remix music across the country.. Now people in Tamil Nadu also celebrate it. The same happened with Chhat puja which was traditionally celebrated across the bank of a river in the Hindi heartland is now celebrated in Mumbai inside a swimming pool.

Even the government sensed the change in thinking and declared a holiday for Onam in the state of UP, far away from the place of it'sactual evolution.

How globalization brought up this change?

Hindi speaking heartland missed the aftermath effects of liberalization of economy. Whereas many new industries and ventures came into existence in other states post liberalization. More and more people were now required to work in this industries and so skilled labor from Hindi heartland migrated to other states in search of jobs. Other state people welcomed them with open heart..  as they brought in prosperity. But, they also took there tradition with them. As the time passed there population in other states rose. They started contesting in local elections and took active part in local activities. And, this is the reason why now Chhat puja is celebrated in Kerala.

Market analyzers sensed this change and started marketing type two festivals on the same pattern as of festivals with pan India presence.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Part 2 .. First Job Interview..

Friends I'm sorry about the delay.. I wrote on Part 1 of this blog that I'll be posting second part the very next day but believe me I wrote the post the very next day.. the late is only due to no internet access as I was traveling around. Hope you liked mine First Job Interview. Your valuable comments are always needed.

It was the D day... I finished soon with few formalities remaining and along with three other batch-mates(Prabhi, KP n Prateek) I left mine college for the venue. There are two ways two reach IGC from our college, the shorter one will take 25min roughly and the other 1.5hours but there's a problem with the shorter need your own vehicle for public transport available on that route. So we choose the other one which took us 1.5 hours to reach the IGC. On our way as usual the Mianpur railway crossing was closed. I don't know why this railway crossing is closed for most of the time when there are hardly any train on this route. After pleading for 15 minutes and making the line man sure that we are running out of time, the person in-charge opened the gate. We left our auto in Rangilpur and boarded the bus till Kharar( Mohali). From Kharar we took another bus which took 45minutes to reach IGC.

IGC is located on the foothills of Shivalik mountains. Narrow roads and developed villages(Punjab story) on our way led us to IGC and as soon as I reach IGC mine cell phone ranged.. a message got displayed.. Welcome to Vodafone Himachal Pradesh. No no no... I wasn't in HP physically.. I was in Punjab.. IGC is in SAS Nagar, Mohali. But, Mine Docomo signaled changed to Vodafone and I was set as customer in roaming. We went straight towards the registration center and got our self registered. A point to make here, IGC administration is far more better then that of IETB( mine college). Office bearers there were very much committed towards their work. A simple work.. attachment of form.. which took me 1 hour the previous day was being done in just 5 minutes in IGC. This was the sense of commitment lacking in IETB.

We were told that our turn would probably take another hour so we thought of utilizing it much and went for some sightseeing around the college. IGC is much smaller then mine college but has beautiful architectural design. Also, the scenic Shivalik hills around the college added to the abvience. We met other students from various other colleges and shared our opinion. But one question was universally talked about in each and every conversation I went through.. "What are the questions interviewer is asking"? On every student face a sense of suspense added with curiosity and enthusiasm can be easily seen.

"Is your name Rachit"... a volunteer asked me.
"Yeah.. Rachit Sharma from IET Bhaddal"... I replied.
"Sir, your turn now"

This was the time I was waiting for, mine first job interview.

"Good afternoon sir".. I said while standing at the threshold.
"Good afternoon gentleman.. come in.. have a seat".. the interviewer replied.
He then asked me some general question regarding me, mine hobbies and mine beliefs particularly about mine knowledge of the Kashmir issue. This was a blessing in disguise, this is mine favorite topic.. the history and politics of India. I told him each and every minute detail about the Kashmir issue. Mine interview took almost 8 to 10 minutes after which he shake his hand and said "It was nice talking with you".

Mine interview was over now.. later on through the IGC website I got the info that I wasn't selected for the next round. This for a while got me depressed and upset but then as usual I got it over. Many new things I came to learn about life. Each and every student present there was full of dreams. All were there to out-due the other.. which included there friends too. I was full of mixed feeling. I never thought in mine life that a army major will ever say.. nice talking with.. I will never be able to know the exact reason why I wasn't selected but more then that I learned the law of selling oneself.. which people call Job Interview.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

First Job Interview PART 1

T&P cell coordinators for EIE told us, the 3rd year students, that the very next day Indian Army would be conducting a job fair in Indo Global Group of Colleges and would be recruiting students under the University Grant Scheme. I was in two state of mind then, firstly being a senior-most T&P cell coordinator from EIE I wasn't aware of this important notice. And, secondly should I go for the job fair? Well, I got the answer to mine first question very soon after meeting Madam Suman, T&P cell teacher in-charge for EIE. She said that she had sent me a message, which never reached me though, and was waiting for mine reply. In the meantime 2nd year student came to her and she eventually gave them the charge.

The next lecture was the library, a free class, and so along with few of mine classmates I went to Nescafe for some refreshment. I met Atul there and we discussed about the job fair at Indo Global. He was carrying the copy of the actual notification sent by the IGC to our college. After reading the whole notification I came to know that the entry to job fair is only by invitation and 8 colleges of PTU including our's have been invited. We group of friends made up our mind to sit for our first job fair.

The next task was to gather the transport information... that whether our college would be sending there buses to IGC for the job fair or not? As always the answer was in negation. I went to our T&P cell second in command and verified the same but he only gave me the same old reply,"Rachit, I am sorry.. college can't provide students buses for the next day job fair". He asked me to personally meet principal and convey him the student plea. I went to principal office, only to be stopped by his PA. This man has a strange character... he think himself as the principal and not his PA and try to solve all the matter brought for principal guidance. As his behavior is, he jumped into the scene to grab the limelight. He told me that princi is quite busy and would not be able to meet me for an hour. I saw mine was 3.30pm at that time and after an hour college would have got over and then meeting the princi would not have served any purpose. I told the PA not to talk like an idiot and allow me to meet princi..only to evoke his until now hidden ego. I wasted mine 15 minutes arguing with him but in vain. I drop the idea of asking the college authorities for providing the students the necessary transport facility for the job fair.

Now, mine next task was to get the IA application form attached by student section. Without wasting time I went to mine HOD office. EIE HOD is a true gentleman, he is always there to help his department students. I got the printout of the form from his office. I went straight to the SS only to see crowd of students already present there to get there form attached. A fellow student told me the exact was more or less similar to what I have listen for government was a three step procedure....firstly the form would be signed by the SS dean.. then the signed forms would be sent to princi office for his signature.. after that the photocopy of the forms would be taken and then finally we students would be given back our forms. The whole procedure would be taking around an hour. And I was not having that much of time. I went to a known employee and asked him for his favor. He asked me to wait for 5 minutes and after that gave me mine college file, which I would be needing up for filling the form. He also carried personally mine file along with the form to SS dean and then to princi office for there instant signature.

Part 2 of the post to be published tomorrow

Monday, November 1, 2010

Entrepreneurship Development Cell

The post contains the agenda of the Entrepreneurship Development Cell which is written, edited and drafted by me.


Agrata, a Sanskrit word meaning Leadership completely defines the Entrepreneurship Development Cell. Students are our country's future and the Cell intends to nurture them, provide them with opportunities for excellence. It intends to demystify the working of corporate for students to better understand and emulate, to let the budding entrepreneurs get a feel of how the corporate world works. In all it is the cherished dream of the EDC to create corpocrats (corporates + technocrats) out of the present day technocrats.


- The Entrepreneurship Development Cell of IET ROPAR will have the objective of creating, fostering and promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship among the students of the college.
- EDC will aim at developing the spirit of entrepreneurship among the students of IET Ropar.
- It wants not only to ignite the minds but also to nurture the ideas of the students.
- EDC is committed to build a strong platform for the budding entrepreneurs.
- The vision is to guide the students to take entrepreneurship as a career, as a path to success, as a journey of wisdom.


- It will invite various eminent entrepreneurs to deliver lectures to educate students about the joys and hardships of entrepreneurship.
- Guest Lectures, Business Plan workshops, Case study workshops, Knowledge Camps, will be conducted throughout the year to involve students in activities that are essential to an entrepreneur.
- EDC will also actively incubate startup ideas by linking the right investors with the right entrepreneurs.

The logo has been designed by Prabhjot Singh, 3rd year student of Information & Technology Engg.,
IET Bhaddal.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Global Warming

Wake up before its too late.... an Award winning abstract on the most alarming environmental issue ever to confront humanity.

Throughout its long history, Earth has warmed and cooled time and again. The beginning of the Industrial Revolution brought many new, exciting inventions into our lives to simplify our lives and made them more efficient. Before the Industrial Revolution, human activities caused very few gases to be released into the atmosphere, but now through the burning of fossil fuels, a large population growth and deforestation, humans are affecting the mixture of gases in the atmosphere. This mixture of gases in the atmosphere is causing the worldwide problem known as Global Warming.
Global warming is the unusually rapid increase in Earth’s average surface temperature over the past century primarily due to the greenhouse gases released by people burning fossil fuels. It happens when greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, water vapor, nitrous oxide, and methane) trap heat and light from the sun in the earth’s atmosphere, which increases the temperature. In response to the sun, the earth radiates energy back into space. Atmospheric greenhouse gases such as water vapor, carbon dioxide, and other gases, trap the energy leaving the earth and retaining it as heat, much like a greenhouse ceiling. This is a natural and necessary effect, without it temperatures on earth would be much lower than they are now and life as it is today would not be possible. The greenhouse effect makes the earth appropriate for people to live on. Without it, the earth would be freezing, or on the other hand it would be burning hot.
The problems that have arisen with the greenhouse effect have occurred due to the increase in atmospheric greenhouse gases. Models predict that as the world consumes ever more fossil fuel, greenhouse gas concentrations will continue to rise and Earth’s average surface temperature will rise with them. The impact of global warming is far greater than just increasing temperatures. Warming modifies rainfall patterns, amplifies coastal erosion, lengthens the growing season in some regions, melts ice caps and glaciers, and alters the ranges of some infectious diseases. Also global warming makes the sea rise, and when the sea rises, the water covers many low land islands. Already, the rise in global temperatures has resulted in cracks in the Antarctic ice shelf. Melting of even fraction of the volume of polar ice can result in flooding of many low lying areas around the earth. Other climate changes include floods, droughts, storms and exceptionally warm summers; this is a big problem for many of the plants, animals, and people on islands. The water covers the plants and causes some of them to die. When they die, the animals lose a source of food, along with their habitat. When the plants and animals die, people lose two sources of food, plant food and animal food. They may also lose their homes. As a result, they would also have to leave the area or die. This would be called a break in the food chain.
It is destroying many huge forests. The pollution that causes global warming is linked to acid rain. Acid rain gradually destroys almost everything it touches. Global warming is also causing many more fires that wipe out whole forests. This happens because global warming can make the earth very hot. In forests, some plants and trees leaves can be so dry that they catch on fire.
Many things cause global warming. One thing that causes global warming is electrical pollution. Electricity causes pollution in many ways. In most cases, fossil fuels are burned to create electricity. Fossil fuels are made of dead plants and animals. Some examples of fossil fuels are oil and petroleum. Many pollutants are sent into the air when fossil fuels are burned. We use these sources of energy much more than the sources that give off less pollution. Petroleum, one of the sources of energy, is used a lot. It is used for transportation, making electricity, and making many other things. Also when we throw our garbage away, the garbage goes to landfills. The garbage is then sometimes burned. This sends an enormous amount of greenhouse gasses into the air and makes global warming worse.
Another thing that makes global warming worse is when people cut down trees. Trees and other plants collect carbon dioxide (CO2), which is a greenhouse gas. With fewer trees, it is harder for people to breathe because there is more CO2 in the air, and we don’t breathe CO2, we breathe oxygen. Deforestation reduces this utilization of carbon-dioxide. Consumption of fossil fuels and house-hold fuels like coal, firewood also gives off considerable amount of carbon-dioxide. With fewer trees there is less air for us, and more greenhouse gases are sent into the air. This means that it is very important to protect our trees to stop the greenhouse effect, and also so we can breathe and live.
Prevention is always better than cure. It can be best carried out by checking atmospheric pollution. Deforestation should be stopped. Wood should be used as little as possible. Bricks houses should be encouraged as they retain less heat. Thus they are well suited to Indian climate. People are doing many things to try to stop global warming. One thing people are doing is carpooling. Carpooling is driving with someone to a place that you are both going to. This minimizes the amount of greenhouse gases put into the air by a car. Another thing that people are doing is being more careful about leaving things turned on like the television, computer, and the lights. Now, more people are even riding buses, walking to school, and riding their bikes to lower the amount of greenhouse gases in the air. Also development of more efficient vehicles would also result in less consumption of fuel and therefore less atmospheric pollution planting trees and recycling also helps. If you recycle, less trash goes to the dump, and less trash gets burned. As a result, there are fewer greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere. LPG stove should be used which results in greater efficiency in fuel, utilization and less atmospheric pollution, Renewable sources of energy like solar energy and wind energy should be used more and more. Hydro-electricity is also of considerable use.

The abstract along with the .ppt presented by Varun Maheshwari and me i.e. Rachit Sharma won the 2nd prize in the Thapar University Annual Techfest "Aranya'".

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

The great Indian wedding: a satire on the aries

I will share my views on organizing the so called "BIG FAT INDIAN WEDDING". It was my daughter, Aries, marriage. And like any other father I was bit happy, a bit nervous, and somewhat perplexed of veni and vedi.

Let me reverse the pendulum, that would took you 2 weeks back. My daughter told me about her secret love and added that the groom family had just a week time for the marriage, after which they would be returning back to London, their home place.

This was the result of liberty and freedom which I gave to my daughter. Yet, a week time was bothering me much. Like every father, I too had a dream of  marrying my daughter with great pomp and show. But, just a week..oops. What can be done much? After consulting a Pandit we fixed the date. We had only couple of days left for ring ceremony. It was going to be a nasty hasty project.

We had lots of stuff left still to finalize; firstly we penned down all the guests name. Problem after problem were there, the biggest was that no offset company was ready to provide us with the wedding cards in a day time. Computer ji and Internet baba came to our rescue. Google Maharaj located an internet firm ready to help us.

Problems were still there, the next on line was that I was in dire need of a team which could help me in organizing the wedding. My wife came to my rescue, she handled the job to her relatives who cautiously took it. Please note, my elder brother stood with me throughout the pre and post wedding.

Here comes the bolt again, my elder had could not make it to the ring ceremony because of an official appointment. He assured me that he would be back for the wedding. Yet, it was the wedding, not a simple birthday party and I desperately needed the support, tension griped me. Till now my wife relatives were doing a decent job but suddenly on the ring ceremony they all collapsed as a team.

I was a fool to trust them; people from my wife side are all with some weird psychological disorders. Well the clocked struck 8pm and the guest started to pour in. My team told me that the food wasn't ready. Also, the idiotic cameraman forgot his camera rolls, adding to the disorder. And the event manager ran after seeing the failure of the team.

What can be done now? This question rang in my mind for hundreds of times. And got only one reply.. Finish of the event as fast as I can and make sure wedding goes smoothly. I called one of the guest, who was also my good friend and more precisely he owns a five star hotel. He solved mine food problem. I went to another guest, who was a professional cameraman for taking out the snapshots of the wedding. And I myself took charge as the event manager.

It was the D day now. Also, I was having the support of my elder brother who came back. We two took over all the charges. Day 1 had taught me about mismanagement. It showed me the failure of my wife team.  I, just like a student, corrected all my mistakes. I appointed a new team for the wedding on whom I had a blind trust. I took over the cameraman and my brother looked after the food.

Now its been 2 weeks since then and still people call me up and give their heartiest congratulation for the good management of the wedding. I am thinking of switching over jobs now.... who knows one day I can own an event managing firm.

Friday, September 3, 2010

It won’t last for long..!!

It’s been dark for long,
Life full of emptiness,
Shadows of past still haunting it,
Loosing has become a habit,
But, I know it won’t last for long,
soon the glooming Sun will overtook the dawn.

Once, I soared high in the sky,
Away from the reaches,
Away from the sight,
Flight has been now cut short by the powerful storm,
Wings tear and torn,
But, I know it won’t last for long,
soon the spirit of joy will overtook the fear..!!

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

The HERO is back..!!!

I am back finally, dormancy period has gone now. This time it took me really long to get back on mine shoes and write about mine experiences. It doesn’t mean I was not getting any good ideas but only was bit preoccupied with other stuffs or was being lazy to open windows live writer and sit down before mine laptop “ Vasu”.

Well this time around I won’t write about anything particular instead I will dedicate this blog to all those things which happened with me worth mentioning. So few of mine last blogs were either the work of copy paste or of mine co author’s. So going back to mine last blog which I wrote was about mine surgery and I am sorry for yet not publishing its final part. I will soon do that.

Well after that blog I got involved with my rigorous industrial training(IT) sessions. Due to mine surgery I wasn’t been able to do much in mine first month of holidays so now I was left with only one month of holidays to go for any industrial training. And I never wanted it to be just a casual affair, as was the case with rest of mine training batch mates.

Mine application as a trainee for 4 weeks was accepted by Hindustan Aeronautical Limited, Accessories Division, Lucknow and asked me complete some of their formalities before 1st July. Well they had only one formality to cover up and that was police verification. As a good Indian citizen I thought of first completing it through legal way but after seeing the legal procedure and all not so friendly ways I gave up and finally gave bribe. It worked and within seconds I was through police verification. Finally mine training started from 5th July in HAL. Meanwhile I joined a course in embedded system using 8051 microcontroller and like before, this time too i regretted it in the end.

I went in HAL for 11 days of mine 15 days total training time. You might be surprised so was I after knowing that the training was only of 15 days. HAL has a policy which states that the industrial trainees have to undergo 15days in-factory training and 15days out-factory training. Experience in HAL was quite good and when I communicated this to mine friends who also got themselves sometime or the other as a trainee in HAL laughed at me. I took it as their ignorance. HAL is a pool of knowledge and you have to get into the pool for absorbing it. You can’t sit and wait for someone else to really teach you something. It’s a PSU and people their got lot of work to do. They have to complete their assignments within a time limit failing which can prove to be really fatal even sacking of the employees.

Meanwhile in FB I met three people( I need not to disclosed their sex). Soon mine 72 days long holidays ended and I got the best example of Sir Albert Einstein Relativity theory. As the tradition attached with the EIE students this time too we went for a week long bunk and attended college only when our seminar date approached.

I had to present a presentation on mine IT. And don’t raise your eyebrows when I will tell you that I presented the ppt on Embedded system instead on HAL. I did so ‘coz mine college authorities wanted a 6 weeks training report and HAL was just of 4 weeks. Seminar was more of a joke and teachers raised silly not so important questions. It looked like more of a formality stuff. A good news to give too that I cleared mine 4th semester without any backlogs. This time around I was disappointed by me teachers rather then the university. Nevertheless I will keep doing good work.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010


Ghana's victory over US in World Cup yesterday, coupled with the World Cup fever reminded me of Invictus movie. For those who haven't seen it yet, its a must watch - I highly recommend it. 
In short, its an inspiring story of how Nelson Mandela, soon after being selected as the President, used Rugby to bring South Africa together as a nation. The movie has some amazing performance by Morgan Freeman (as always) and Matt Damon holds on his own as the South African rugby team captain who must lead his team to victory against pressure odds.
I especially loved the poem:

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Those 10 minutes… Story of my operation

Second half of the story…

Ropar till Sri Vivekananda Polyclinic, Lucknow

Ropar, is a district in Punjab but to my surprise it has no medicinal help available. When I reached there along with my warden and roommate we found that all the diagnostic centers are closed as it was Sunday ( diagnostic people there thinks that Sunday is a holiday time for diseases too). God came to my rescue, as we were searching the city we happen to came across a diagnostic center which remains open for 24 hours.

The doctor there was a good man, after giving me shock of my life that I am having Appendicitis and that too its on the acute stage( acute stage is the last stage) which needed an urgent surgery he asked me for the evening tea. Twist in the tail was waiting for me, when I told him that my my exams are going to start just after a week and I can’t miss them so I need an alternative to surgery. He recommended me to Sangha Hospital, Ropar and asked me to consult the doctor there. I must tell you alternatives are never good to be taken and I was going to learn it in a moment. Dr. there told me as my diseases was in the last stage so surgery is must but surgery can be extended for at most 6 weeks. He told me that for 5 days continuously I would be given 7 injections each in a day. 

Oh my God, Injections… and that too 7 a day for 5 days… I started calculating it and found that in all I would be given 35 injections… I started remembering my good childhood days when I used to run away from injection. Well I thought in my whole life combined I would have not got 35 injections and this Dr. wants me to take them in just 5 days… has he gone out of his mind… or I am suffering from cancer or what…?? I asked several time that was there any other way but my warden and Dr. forced me too took the dose.

2nd day of taking injections… My college

I bought all the injections as I thought it would be easy for me to get all the doses there in my college itself. We have a very strange type of Dr. in our college for the night shift. He is quite old and got retired from the army back in 80’s. Like other old people he too has this peculiar habit of making the patients listen to his glorious past for hours and show some sort of gratitude to him. He was all praise to him and told me how he did surgery in the army without anesthesia. And in all this he happen to forgot that I am not taking the injections directly but through drips. To my surprise he injected the injection directly in the pipe of the drip and not in its nozzle. It was hell loose then, It was paining like hell and it also exposed my drip to the air. I thought of shouting at him and complaining the principal about the state of medical neglect in our college. But his old age made me feel pity for him and so I remained quite.

Next day I made up my mind to leave the hostel and go to Chandigarh for the better healthcare. I lived there with my elder brother family. He is not my elder brother by blood and we know each other just for the 2 years now. But then too he and his family allowed me to live with them. And not only allowed me to live with them but also took care of all my needs. He is a thorough gentleman. His family made me feel like home. I won’t be able to pay their debts in my complete lifetime. 

I got all the required treatment there in Chandigarh. Bhaiya and his family made me to regain my lost confidence and also lowered down the state of trauma and pressure through which I was undergoing back in my college due to college doctor’s. I gave my semester exams with ease though the subjects were really tough.

So this was the story till Ropar, Punjab… I boarded train to Lucknow along with my father who came to take care and accompany me in the journey. My father took me to Sri Vivekananda Polyclinic, Lucknow and consulted Dr. K.B.Jain the very next day we reached Lucknow.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Those 10 minutes… Story of my operation

First pain till Ropar…!!
After getting 2 minor, 1 major and 1 fatal stomach pains, I finally came to know the root cause of my frequent occurrence of such stomach pains accompanied with serious vomiting. So, going back to the first attack which I can now say as the first appendicitis attack I got was back in the October of 2008,  the second attack I got was in this January, nearly after 2 years, but both this attack were minor one’s and with home based medicinal help( every Indian home boost about the wealth of traditional medicine Turmeric )I was back on my feet.
This April again I had a severe pain in my stomach and this time around it was not so simple. It was accompanied with severe vomiting and no medicines were able to curb the pain. In fact, after taking the medicines I used to vomit it, so now my body was not accepting the medicinal help. Also, I wasn’t this time in my home, I was back in my college. To stop the pain and the vomiting, doctors  gave me 3 injections in a matter of seconds. And finally within 5 minutes of having 3 doses of injections my pain got vanished.
But it got vanished to finally resurface just after a month on the 6th of May. Meanwhile, after every occurrence of stomach pain I used to consult the doctor but he used to term it as simple stomach pain. After the April episode my doctor finally asked me to get an ultrasound done. I did what I was asked to do but the report showed no signs of worry. Doctor then advised me to get an ultrasound done within 18 hours of getting the pain.
I remember it was Sunday at 6th May when i got my last attack. I asked the warden to get me treated as soon as possible and being  thorough gentleman he wasted no time in provided me a first-aid.I told him that my doctor asked me to get an ultrasound done within 18 hr’s of the pain. He along with my roommate Deepesh took me to Ropar for the medical test.

Second half of the story…
Ropar till Sri Vivekananda Polyclinic, Lucknow
soon to be published here.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Become what you think…

There are two kinds of people in this world – first category are those who blame their circumstances for what they are. Second are folks who get on this world, people who don’t believe in circumstances.

My life has been like this from the starting. I never went out for the right choices but instead tried to make my choices right. Sometimes it didn’t work and I had to pay a heavy price but irrespective of the result, it always provided me a self satisfaction. My motto in life is stop thinking, instead act for your dreams. If you fail to reach your goals then too you will be in a better situation then the people who fear not to act ‘coz of lack of vision and self motivation.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Are there any Indians left?

Yesterday I got an sms from Johny and it exposes the true nature of so called unity in diversity. We Indians are so proud in our unity in diversity, of our mega size country, several states with various different areas of interest. Even some of us want our once part Pakistan & Bangladesh to again get united with us. But have we learn any lesson from our past, from our history, from the worlds biggest human migration… our PARTITION. What was the major cause behind our country getting partitioned?

NO… not the britishers.

They only did good what was good for them and everyone does so.

The reason behind our separation was we never stood like Indians, we always give preference to ourselves of  being Hindu or Muslim or belonging to some other religion.

Just ask any Indian from where he hails too and he will give you the name of any part of the country but he won’t say I am an INDIAN and I hail from the whole country not just any particular part.

When there are racists attack on Indians in foreign countries then so many organizations and many people stood to raise there voice against such barbaric things. But what about the racism which every Indian faces when he moves from one part of the country to another. We call south Indians as Madrasi, there are several jokes on sardars, people from the Hindi heartland are called bhaiyas,Indians who live in hilly areas are called nepali, bahadur or chinkis.. blah blah blah.

So why can’t we call every Indian as only Indian. When we are one country then why people object on the migration of people within the country.

Why the held our politicians are busy in making newer states? When they can’t govern the states then why they contest the elections?

Who says India is not a rich country? Our government spends too much money on some stupid things, can’t understand it at all, making parks and monuments, changing name of the cities, spending crores on several commissions and much more.


Only one thing to end this dialogue…

Jaago Bhartiyun, Jaago..!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

First meeting...!!

‘hi m Raj’ Raj poked Jiya on a social networking site.

‘ hi m Jiya” She replied.

‘ what’s your hobbies’ Raj begin the conversation.

‘ slapping boys who tries to flirt with me ' Jiya replied.

‘ oh then I have to be at safe distance from you’

‘ so you will flirt with me’

‘ what do you mean by I will, I am doing it Ma’am’ Raj said.

Their conversation got the click, thanks to the website and within a week it become an obsession for both to talk with each other or rather chat.

Raj came to know about Jiya that she was the single spoiled girl of her parents living in Chandigarh and pursuing her graduation. The most important thing for him was that she was not committed.


Jiya came to know about Raj that like her he was too the single child of her parents and pursing his engineering from Lucknow.


Wait for more info till the book’s get completed.

Friday, April 23, 2010

My ideology

All of us in this world are born because of a purpose. We are here in this world and occupy a space because of a purpose. But most of us live our whole life without even knowing the purpose of life. Living such a life is more alike being dead. Always try to locate that purpose, I am not asking you to go and look for attaining means for the NIRVANA.But just look into your own soul and ask yourself one question that for what God give you a life. I am hundred percent sure that you will get an answer. And that answer has the power to change your whole life, it will mould you into one of the finest creatures God ever created.

Preface to my book Hiccups...!!

“Leave me yaar” said Raj.
“I am not meant for you; don’t waste your time on a nerd like me...” Raj completing his sentence
“What happen” Jiya replied.
“Nothing just wants to make few points very cleeaaaar” Raj emphasizing on the last word.
“Please don’t start it over again” frustrated reply from Jiya.
“What…?”Raj said.
“Listen Jiya… we are just online friends…
“What just online friends” Jiya interrupted Raj.
“Please let me speak what I want to… don’t interrupt in between”
“What you want to say…. You take me only as your online friend”
“Look Jiya it’s not as simple as it looks… we don’t have any end to this relationship of ours”
“Because it will never end… “Jiya again interrupted Raj in between.
“No don’t take me otherwise… but now I can’t carry the load of this relationship. Good bye Jiya… good luck for your life ahead…”Raj said while trying to hide his sob.
“What the f* you think of you…? When you will like you will behave as my boyfriend, my lover and when you don’t you will throw me out. I am not a like a paper… use and throw…”Jiya started crying.
“Please don’t cry Jiya” Raj trying to control his tears.
“Don’t you dare take my name from your mouth… I can take care of myself… you wanna leave me na…… just go…. I can live without you too…. It’s too much now…” Jiya cried and wept.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

If Sun vanishes...!!

Light takes almost 8 minutes to reach Earth from Sun. So, now give it a second thought. What will happen if the Sun vanishes suddenly? I meant just think about the situation where the Sun vanishes. Well many scientists have already written and proved so much about it nowdays but few decades ago scientists were not pretty much sure about the outcome of such a thing. Newton, the father of gravity, proposed that as the gravity is the fastest thing in this universe so light will travel along gravity i.e. it will take 8 minutes for us to realize that our Sun has gone missing. He was half right then.

Few decades after Newton gave the above theory another brilliant scientist ever to live in this world Sir Einstein gave His famous theory. He demonstrated that the speed of the light is the maximum possible speed which any body can attain in this universe. So this means either the Newton was wrong in saying that gravity is the maximum limiting speed in this universe or it may happen that gravity and light are the same thing having different names. First option was the right option. Einstein proposed a model of space and time. Our universe is covered with a fabric of space and time in multi dimension layer. Everybody according to its size and weight exerts a pressure on this fabric. Our Sun does the same and so celestial bodies revolve around it. Our Earth too does the same so Moon revolves around it. So coming back to our discussion that what will happen to Earth if the Sun will vanish suddenly. So as soon as the Sun will disappear the pressure exerted by it on the fabric will ceazes to exists. This will cause ripples of space and time flowing in every direction from the middle point. Ripples speed will be equal to the speed of light and after 8 minute our Earth will leave its path on which it revolves around the Sun in an trajectory way. So till 8 minutes we will never be able to know that does our Sun has disappear or not. We will only feel the darkness after 8 minutes. This also open discussion on the relativity concept. Nothing is constant in this world.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Under estimated..!!

I have always been under estimated, under rated and people never skipped any chance of finding any fault in me. Earlier, I used to think that I never got the chance to proof myself but now with the passing time I came to realized that life never gives any chance to anyone, but we have to grab it, snatch it and make it a way into it for our self. There's always a possibility in everything but due to our ignorance we just let it go and later on we curse God. The Almighty not only provides us an opportunity but also pass a signal to us to let us know about that chance. And now I think I am decoding all those signals right. Everything going in a best possible way. But this 'but' word hasn't left me, sometimes it resurfaces itself. I do all the work, take all the tension, make all the arrangements and then at the last moment someone else get all the applause. I am not saying that I run after material gain but it felt bad at times. You need some sort of recognition to boost up your morale. Even I am also a human being. I think my nature of being self satisfied is the root cause of it, the nature of not asking the favours and unnecessary public service may have taken the limelight from me.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Your poor nerd

Hi my life, my angel
I am nothing more than an average boy,
Neither a hero; nor a villain
I can’t promise you a luxury life,
But, a life full of happiness, full of love
Because, I am not Sharukh, I am not Amir,
I am just your poor nerd!

Angel , I can’t gift you a golden ring,
But promise to gift you a life full of lovely swing,
I can’t promise a lunch in the Oberoi,
But my fully burned pizza’s are all for you,
Angel, I can’t promise you a mertz ride,
But yeah,
we can have a long silent walk, speaking with only our eyes
because, I am not Birla, I am not Ambani,
I am just your poor nerd…!

Love will be the only thing between us,
Only words spoken will be love, love and love,
This lines aren’t like DDLJ,
Because, I am not Guljar, I am not Javed,
I am just your poor nerd !

This post ( poem) is dedicated to the mania of single-sided love stories.

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Sunday, March 14, 2010


zindagi ek juan hain,
isse jee lo, khul ke khel lo,
darna bekar hai, ek chah bana lo,
zindadali ko apni fitrat bana lo,
zindagi ek sugandid mahak hai,
apna vatavaran khus gavar ker lo,
logo ki pervah chod, apni zndagi apni ker lo,
kaaton pe chalne ka zajba rakhna dill mein hamesha,
jindagi babul hain, koi varsch chandan ka nahi,
kal pe kam na tal, zindagi badi choti hai,
aaj hi kerle saare kam, ek pal hi bahut hain,
duniya ek rang munch hai, hum katputliyan,
iska lekak koi aur hai, hum sirf abhineta,
isse bhi puri tarah filmalo!

zindagi ek sach ki khoj hai, isse khoj lo,
verna kai aaye aur kai gaye, kya fark pada,
dur kerle agyan ke andare, gyan ki roshni mein jholo,
verna andkar ke rakshak kehloage, kabhi sukh na paoge!

aaj ke itna hii, milenge phir kabhi,
jaate jaate ek baat jaruur kahunga,
zingadi ek pustak hai
isse padna jaan lo..!

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Friday, March 12, 2010


kuch ulji, kuch sulji, yaadein
kuch kahi, kuch ankahi, yaadein
kuch suni, kuch unsuni, yaadein
kuch samjhi, kuch na samhji, yaadein
kuch bhuli bhishri yaad aayin hui yaadein!

yaadein woh school ki,
yaadein ab un beete hua dinno ki,
roote roote papa ka haath chodna aur miss ka thamna
aur, ek din bahut saalo baad phir se woh haath thamna chahna,

woh bachpan ke sache dost yaad aana,
woh pencil chabana aur rubber khana,
subah subah pratna mein ghanto line mein kahde rehna,

10th ke board, 11th ki masti , aur 12th ka pehla pyar yaad aana,
kuch khatti, kuch mitti, yaadein,
kuch suni, kuch unsuni. yaadein,
woh nukkad ki chai. khaste aur samsose,
woh coaching ka bunk kerna, kabhi kabhi laga bhi lena,
bagal ki seat wali ladki ka manchitr banana,
woh residency aur bhul bhulaiya ghumna,
kuch samhji, kuch na samhji, yaadein
kuch bhuli bhishri yaad aayi hui yaadein!

kya karein, kay na karein,
ghanto ispe sochna,
aur roj ek lamba sa action plan banana,
aaj bhi in yaado mein jeene ka dil kerta hain,
ek haseen si jindagi jeene ka dil kerta hai,
sayad hamari yaad kisi ko na aaye, toh kya?
apni yaadein yaad kerne ka toh jee kerta hai!!

National shame

We Indians have this peculiar habit of insulting ourselves better then the others. We have few things of national importance which we should respect and should always strive hard to protect them and one such thing is our National anthem 'Jan Gan Man'. But what are we doing with it, we sing it everywhere, anytime, in any manner without knowing the rules of how to sing it. I know some people will say that hey were not aware about any rules regarding national anthem. I can understand t if they are illiterate people but what about those people who are learned illiterate, what excuse will they give.
People should have some respect towards our national symbols. They are our identity, by them only the other people around the globe recognizes us and respect us and if we only behave in such a childish idiotic way then who will care for us. National anthem binds us in one fabric, it reflects the unity in diversity of the great India.
It hurts when some one say what will happen if I will sing the song under the roof without knowing the damage he is doing to himself only because if we do any damage to our country then it i will directly effect us.

Jana-gana-mana-adhinayaka, jaya he
Tava shubha name jage,
Tava shubha asisa mange,
Gahe tava jaya gatha,
Jana-gana-mangala-dayaka jaya he
Jaya he, jaya he, jaya he,
Jaya jaya jaya, jaya he!

The following is Tagore's English rendering of the anthem:

Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people,
Dispenser of India's destiny.
Thy name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sind,
Gujarat and Maratha,
Of the Dravida and Orissa and Bengal;
It echoes in the hills of the Vindhyas and Himalayas,
mingles in the music of Jamuna and Ganges and is
chanted by the waves of the Indian Sea.
They pray for thy blessings and sing thy praise.
The saving of all people waits in thy hand,
Thou dispenser of India's destiny.
Victory, victory, victory to thee.

From the government official website:
Playing of the Anthem
1.The full version of the Anthem shall be played on the following occasions:
i.Civil and Military investitures;
ii.When National Salute (which means the Command "Rashtriya Salute – Salami Shastr" to the accompaniment of the National Anthem is given on ceremonial occasions to the President or to the Governor/Lieutenant Governor within their respective States/Union Territories;
iii.During parades – irrespective of whether any of the dignitaries referred to in (ii) above is present or not;
iv.On arrival of the President at formal State functions and other functions organized by the Government and mass functions and on his departure from such functions;
v.Immediately before and after the President addresses the Nation over All India Radio;
vi.On arrival of the Governor/Lieutenant Governor at formal State functions within his State/Union Territory and on his departure from such functions;
vii.When the National Flag is brought on parade;
viii.When the Regimental Colours are presented;
ix.For hoisting of colours in the Navy.
2.The short version of the Anthem shall be played when drinking toasts in Messes.
3.The Anthem shall be played on any other occasion for which special orders have been issued by the Government of India.
4.Normally the Anthem shall not be played for the Prime Minister, though there may be special occasions when it may be played.
5.When the National Anthem is played by a band, the Anthem will be preceded by a roll of drums to assist the audience to know that the National Anthem is going to be played, unless there is some other specific indication that the National Anthem is about to be played, as for example, when fanfares are sounded before the National Anthem is played, or when toasts are drunk to the accompaniment of the National Anthem or when the National Anthem constitutes the National Salute given by a Guard of Honour. The duration of the roll, in terms of marching drill, will be 7 paces in slow march. The roll will start slowly, ascend to as loud a volume as possible and then gradually decreases to original softness, but remaining audible until the seventh beat. One beat rest will then be observed before commencing the National Anthem.
Mass Singing of the Anthem
1.The full version of the Anthem shall be played accompanied by mass singing on the following occasions:
i.On the unfurling of the National Flag, on cultural occasions or ceremonial functions other than parades. (This could be arranged by having a choir or adequate size, suitably stationed, which would be trained to coordinate its singing with the band etc. There should be an adequate public audition system so that the gathering in various enclosures can sing in unison with the choir);
ii.On arrival of the President at any Government or Public function (but excluding formal State functions and mess functions) and also immediately before his departure from such functions.
2.On all occasions when the National Anthem is sung, the full version shall be recited accompanied by mass singing.
3.The Anthem may be sung on occasions which, although not strictly ceremonial, are nevertheless invested with significance because of the presence of Ministers etc. The singing of the Anthem on such occasions (with or without the accompaniment of an instruments) accompanied by mass singing is desirable.
4.It is not possible to give an exhaustive list of occasions on which the singing (as distinct from playing) of the Anthem can be permitted. But there is no objection to the singing of the Anthem accompanied by mass singing so long as it is done with due respect as a salutation to the motherland and proper decorum is maintained.
5.In all schools, the day's work may begin with community singing of the anthem. School authorities should make adequate provision in their programmes for popularising the singing of the Anthem and promoting respect for the National Flag among students.
1.Whenever the Anthem is sung or played, the audience shall stand to attention. However, when in the course of a newsreel or documentary the Anthem is played as a part of the film, it is not expected of the audience to stand as standing is bound to interrupt the exhibition of the film and would create disorder and confusion rather than add to the dignity of the Anthem.
2.As in the case of the flying of the National Flag, it has been left to the good sense of the people not to indulge in indiscriminate singing or playing of the Anthem.

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