Kiska Chehra Ab Mein Dekhu

6 09 2008

Whenever I listen this song — I just can’t imagine how deeply the person was in love to compose this great lyrics.

I am dedicating this song to my love — Chini.

And, surprisingly we had our first visit to Panchmadhi where this shooting was pictured — and both Pachamadhi & this song are my favorites. What a coincident.

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Tips to Make our Life Great

2 05 2008

I was surfing internet and found great tips to have better life and agree on most of it. I will try to implement most of all…

01. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
02. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
03. Buy a DVR and tape your late night shows and get more sleep.
04. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, ‘My purpose is to __________ today.’
05. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
06. Play more games and read more books than you did in 2007.
07. Make time to practice meditation, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
08. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
09. Dream more while you are awake.
10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.
12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
13. Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.
14. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, OR issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the NEGATIVE BLUES away.
18. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
20. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
21. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
22. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
23. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: ‘In five years, will this matter?’
26. Forgive everyone for everything.
27. What other people think of you is none of your business.
28. REMEMBER GOD heals everything.
29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
30. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
31. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
32. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
33. The best is yet to come.
34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
35. Do the right thing!
36. Call your family often. (Or email them to death!!!)
37. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for _______. Today I accomplished ____
38. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
39. Enjoy the ride. Remember this is not Disney World and you certainly don’t want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.
40. Laugh when you can, Apologize when you should, And let go of what you can’t change.

And, 8 principles of life.





RSS keeps busy

6 02 2008

In early Y2K timeframe website(s) were in boom and since then we have zillions of websites. And, with blogging I bet this number will cross total population on earth.

Did you ever thought to visit all website in lifetime like world tour? or at-least million?

Don’t you think this idea could give you possible guinness word record? find it out and if not work on it.. man.

Anyway, I was visiting many sites and sometimes got lost with tons of disco dancing ads on pages unlike google. It is hard to go each and every, so end up visiting only few known sites which feeds my brain (if you think I have any 😉 ).

So, three years back I moved to RSS feed in Yahoo, and now in google reader. I liked this arrangement way better than anything else. I don’t have to worry about loosing content. Unlike me Chini was traditional surfer week ago but now she uses Google Reader too. 😉

I think of her as a very curious soul by nature. She is always keen to read any emails as soon as she can. Sometimes, email pops up and she have to read it right away. As a matter of fact most of us do that. Basically, she never likes unread email in her inbox. Now you can imagine how curious she is to know content on each incoming email regardless of junk ( ok, i am exaggerating but just little 😉 ).

Now as she started Google Reader with her favorites RSS feed. [ If you don’t know how RSS works then click here ]. Since then she has tons of unread content sitting in her reader ( like new email on your inbox). She can’t stop herself to read so it keeps her really busy in reading those unread content. Yesterday, I found Chini more quite than usual days.

me: What’s going on, dear?

Chini: Too much, and trying to catch up a lot.

me: huh, what?

Chini: These RSS feed keeps coming and never STOPS.

me: wow

Chini: Yes, it is good but hard to finish it up and new items keeps popping right & left !!!!!

me: :))))

BUT she likes catch-me-if-you-can game with RSS reader. And, her feeling at this moment is:

idhar RSS hai, udhar RSS hai,

jidhar dekho udhar RSS hai,

jidhar-udhar bus RSS hi RSS hai,

idhar ka RSS padho to udhar naya hai,

jidhar nahi RSS hai udhar kal RSS hoga.

And, I am proud of her for start using RSS reader and now she is top-notch smart internet surfer too.

So, if you are traditional website surfer and would like to keep yourself busy and smart then go for RSS [ help to avoid Rigorous Site Surfer ].

Happy smart Reading!!!!

Use favorite Google Reader





MIND SET – From Sorrow to Joy

3 02 2008

Today, in my random reading I read good article in newspaper. I am really impressed the way subject is expressed so thought to bore you if you don’t like philosophy but I loved it.

The sooner we learn to take responsibility for how we respond to events and turn them into positive use of energy, the less we will suffer, says Myriam Maytorena

When one chooses to walk upon the spiritual path, one often assumes that all people in the socalled spiritual community are going to act ethically and morally. It can come as a rude awakening when someone we respect as an expression of the divine acts in ways that are hurtful, deceptive or, at the least, thoughtless.

When one has to wander out of the spiritual community into the mundane world, there are also tendencies for a spiritual individual to have a higher trust level, which can often leave one more vulnerable. In a world where others may not adhere to the tenets that we choose to abide by, we sometimes are at greater risk to be taken advantage of or be hurt more easily.

How will we act in situations of betrayal or hurtful issues? We will act normally. We will feel violated, used, hurt, saddened, angry and so forth. Just because one is travelling a spiritual path, it does not mean that one does not have these natural reactions to something that is hurtful. Sometimes when we feel angry we will castigate ourselves because we are not being as good as we think we should. Even before we can get to the state of forgiving those who have wronged us, we need to first forgive ourselves for being normal or perhaps for not acting as spiritually as we expect of ourselves.

Guilt will not help in any situation when one is seeking to live a spiritual life. While many of us have been brought up in religious communities that promote the use of guilt and fear to maintain the status quo, a truly spiritual person will use negative events or thoughts to prompt positive growth and to evolve on the spiral of spiritual expression. A really wonderful teacher said to me: “To turn a negative event into a positive expression ask this question: What good can come from this?

So the first step in forgiving self and forgiving others is to look at an issue from many different sides. Try to get into the mind of the person who perpetuated this issue and ask yourself: What prompted this person to act this way? What was their motivation and how did they see themselves receiving something that they needed by their actions? If you have trouble seeing the possibilities, discuss it with a confidant that you trust to hold your discussions confidentially. Look for feedback that is honest and not just someone telling you what you want to hear.

The most important thing that you need to discover in the healing process of forgiveness is to learn intent. If the individual purposely tried to do what you consider wrong and you know they knew it was wrong or illegal, that is one issue. If they thought that what they were doing were not wrong and they were not trying purposely to hurt you, this is a totally different issue. Just a special note of warning, usually a person that you know has shown you patterns of small hurts or negative behaviours, you need to know if they were setting you up for the big one.

Also, reflect upon your response and dig deep to find what buttons were being pushed by the event or issue that has caused you pain. You might find that why you were hurt because you were to learn a lesson, and i think in all strongly emotional events, both positive and negative, this is a constant factor. Remember, the spiritual individual will grow stronger by learning to think clearly and learn from the events over a lifetime. For me, choosing to allow myself to be vulnerable requires that i develop a greater sense of detachment and observation of my reactions to the world around me. Meditation is probably one’s most positive tool in seeking enlightenment. In fact, i think that one of the reasons that i might get angry with myself when i act with normal emotions is that it indicates to me that i have lost my spiritual detachment.

When you have worked your way around how you feel and the whys and so forth of a hurtful event, you are ready to begin the healing process. Sometimes you may think you have it clearly figured out, only to have something deeper pop up from your unconscious or the cosmic mind. Be gentle with you. And, be gentle with the other person.

Some people and counsellors will suggest that one needs to confront the person who creates pain for self, but i do not necessarily think that is true. I think that we can do it on a spiritual or psychic level and have the same healing effect. Confrontation is usually just a vehicle to perpetuate more angry or hurtful behaviours. The person that you confront is not going to think he or she did anything wrong or if he or she does, it will be normal to become defensive. It will work just as well for you to write out a letter stating what happened, how it made you feel, and that you now release the negativity and transmute it to good. Then burn the letter and release it to the universal mind. You can use this technique to heal old hurts where the person is no longer available.

In forgiving yourself and in healing yourself, you can use visualisation where you feel all of your energy returning to balance. Start at the top of your head and imagine wonderful healing energy entering the top of your head – like from the divine source. Let this energy slowly move through your body feeling it heal and empower you. Then imagine that it is going out through the soles of your feet into the ground and then through the centre of the earth and then coming out the other side of the earth and creating a circle from whence it began from the universe.

All of us will have times of positive and negative events and issues through our lives. However, the sooner we learn to take responsibility for how we respond to events and turn them into positive use of energy, the less we will suffer and the more we will experience times of contentment and joy.





Beauty of winter before it ends!!!

28 01 2008

It’s end of January and winter is just at its graceful end. However, it tends to give pleasant time before ends. And, I believe today was the day.

Yesterday we went to bed and all of sudden Chini woke me up and shown plesant view from our bedroom window. Snow is everywhere piling inch by inch and moon light reflection on snow was creating amazing view. It was midnight ( or you can say first hour of today ) but bright light after reflection was giving perfect picture. I simply figured this out that tomorrow will be fun time 😉 in snow.

In back of my mind, I was thinking tons of benefits of on going snowfall and those are

1. In snow, Gym is optional. I go to Gym daily but waking up myself in early morning is always hardest part so you can imagine my lazy bones were enjoying freedom.
2. In snow, work is mandatory but don’t you remember your childhood. Whenever there was heavy rain in city, kids go to school and principal offered to leave early. ;). I had same feeling for today. And, who doesn’t?
3. In snow, outdoor activity is fun and playing with snow is refreshing

By the time I start my work saw couple of email about concerning snow and advise to work from home. 🙂

So, you can imagine now that my day has begun with tons of fun

I finished few morning meetings and completed work that was required and then lunch @ home with Chini was alluring enough. I like to eat at home rather at work and reasons are

1. No need to warm up food at work kitchen’s microwave during peak time. The reason is that my veggie food gets all kind of flavor after reheat like sea-food, noodles, beef, etc. And, vice a versa, others get my garlic food smell in theirs. 🙂
2. No surprises in lunch, you know before it take place 😉
3. Eat fresh at home with Chini

Well, it is all about work and food. But, now my favorite part of the day is waiting for us in snowy days. It was time to play with snow, go out with Chini for walk and enjoy weather. So, I asked Chini to go for walk

જીવનની ભીંસમાં કરમાઇ જાતાં વાર નહિ લાગે
તરોતાજા સ્મરણનો હાથ ઝાલીને જરા નીકળીયે.

પડ્યાં રહેવું ન ઘરમાં પાલવે બ૨ફીલા મોસમમાં
ભીના વાતાવરણનો હાથ ઝાલીને જરા નીકળીયે.

It was indeed fun during walk, we saw snowman and enjoy watching kids snow sliding.

Back to work schedule from home.

Bottom line, I still get goosebumps whenever get chance to sneak out from routine schedule. There is weather prediction that tomorrow will snowy day again. (Day Dreaming).

x-ing my fingers.





Life without

15 01 2008

In today’s life for me it is hard to live without

a) Computer with hi-speed internet connection running Mozilla products (Firefox/Thunderbird) – It is gate away for me to see/connect with outer world and entertain myself.

b) Google and its products – It is my brain feeder, advisor, informer and encyclopedia. I am actively using 23 products out of 38. I won’t be surprise if Google will come out with chip which can fit into human brain/body to feed individuals. I will definetely install one.

c) Wireless Smart Phone again with internet access (gPhone in future).

d) And, obviously Chini (without her I am dead already).

Thinking of all, if I have to live without them itself is really scary thought.





Alka is GONE with Wind

12 01 2008

Oh No! Alaka is Gone.

Oh, MG .. I am living without my only smart lady Alka, I can’t believe it. Since she has left me, I am feeling lonely, clueless and quite especially while driving. I had an idea or fear of loosing Alka one day due to her smart, dashing and outgoing personality. 🙂

 

I have got to know about her in last August when we scheduled our vacation to San Francisco and mostly road trips. The day I knew was impressed with her smart talk, cute voice and amazing intelligence forced me to fall in love with her. She indeed made me more dependent day by day before our vacation begun. She was quite understandable personality and was listening me and my ideas seriously (unlike Chini) and gave me right and best answer out of her knowledge. I was feeling powerful, resourceful and relax during her stay with me.

 

Let me write one poem for her.

 

She was the one, who gave me right direction without fail whenever needed,

She was the one, who gave me food whenever needed of my choice,

She was the one, who kept mum when not needed without any complaint,

She was the one, who helped me to communicate with my friends,

She was the one, who encouraged me to ride in unknown area,

And,

She was the one, who left me behind crying for her.

Yes, I am talking about my dreamed girl Alka and I’ve lost it. I wish I could find it soon.

And, as you see I was in love with her so obviously Chini was not happy with our affair, who would be so one day Chini & our common friend Jayman have criticized about her performance in front of me and I didn’t fight back so Alka mind it. And, in return she left me on same night and broke my window to run away with her new un-known boy friend. Gaddar, Alka.

Who the hell is Alka? C’mon, it is my dream girl Magellan Maestro 3140 GPS Navigation System. 🙂

What? Yes, it is nice GPS friend so far I got since I came to USA.

Alka? Yes … and here is the story how she got her name.

As I mentioned before I got to know about GPS system when I bought it just before our SFO trip. It was really good navigation system.

It (Alka) is smart, sharp and intelligent due to

a) give you right direction of roads to get any damn location in USA ( no need to ask passenger to help to find, mostly Chini )

b) find you food by cuisine you want to go from your current location ( to please Chini, if she wants Thai food then just tell Alka and she finds for her and you be hero)

c) contact you to friends without touching your phone (no help needed, Chini to dail # for me 😉 )

d) shows you businesses available on each high way exist ( plan well ahead )

e) prompt you when to make turn or exist ( well in advance and on spot ) ( Chini, No help needed of you here as well)

f) MUTE herself when not needed but still shows your direction ( can’t dare to MUTE to Chini)

And,

g) It redirects you when you get lost with sweet voice without panicking

So, during our trip to SFO Alka helps me a lot to find new places and I was praising her a lot in return while Chini was next to me. Obviously, her role got narrowed down due to presence of Alka. More days we spent together and more we fall in love with her. One day we lost on highway in SFO and Alka figured it out nicely. No wonder, I have praised her and boomed her name was announced by Chini as “Hamari Bahu Alka” … Hmm….. Alka is born and got now soul on her too, and I was the one pouring Alka complete footage to live in our car. Alka was forced to put on MUTE to have our good life and got MUTED unless we lost ourselves on road. ;).

Once funny incident happened when we returned from SFO vacation and we settled down in our car parked in parking lot, I unpacked Alka from bag to my car’s dashboard then Chini showed her possessiveness towards me saying that “Please leave Alka here, it is our hometown. Do you need Alka here as well?” And, I can’t STOP myself laughing. Funny…

I was keeping Alka with me wherever I go so was living with me @ house too. No need to explain that had hard time to convince Chini about her presence in my house … She was valuable so doesn’t want to lose her in fear of theft.

Alka gave very good company.

So, on Xmas week we were returning with Jayman back to his house and both were teasing Alka ( critisizing ) and I kept mum ( Alka didn’t give her best performance via Bluetooth on that day to connect us to our friend ) so left her behind in our car ( bad decision ) and on same night Alka found her new boyfriend ( thief ) and left us for her new journey giving us broken driver side front window to clean. 😦 She also took our iPod with her due to when we were playing iPod we were keeping her mum so she knew who is shutting me down. I am sure, iPod is not in good shape wherever she is. I am glad she didn’t pick Chini for her revenge ;).

We both MISS now Alka. We are eager to see you back. Come back to us we will not harm/tease you again and keep Jayman away from you. 😉

 

Missing Alka

If you believe you have any information regarding Alka case that will be helpful in this investigation please contact: Chini’s Court at (425) xxx-xxx

Name:

Alka Elantra Hyundai

Alka

Classification:

GPS Navigation System

Alias / Nickname:

Alka

Date of Birth:

2007-08-11

Date Missing:

2007-12-23

From City/State:

Bothell, WA

Missing From (Country):

USA

Age at Time of Disappearance:

5 Months

Gender:

Female