Sunday, May 26, 2013

Birds , like us , do catch-up

Saying , that I was really busy would make me sound like , as if I am the only "stud" working out here in India .  To be a bit more closer to reality , I was indeed part busy and part lazy .

For the truthful person I am , I thought of sharing an interesting observation and insight might help value-add your day as well .

Often these days , when I wake up and feel the fresh May breeze ( which is unlikely in Delhi , though ) , the sound of the birds chirping and autumn at its peak , its indeed a beautiful watch - only if you wake up a bit early.

So, when talking a walk , out of the many thoughts that cross my mind a very strange one roadblocked my thinking stream . 



Beautiful Bird
 Do birds die ? If they do , then why don't we get to see any of those .There are occasional sites wherein say a cat or an eagle may have killed a bird and when see but I am sure most of us would not have seen a bird ( includes most of them ) die or body of them .

This question was indeed baffling but as always I was sure some answer would be round the corner . So , after my walk and the sun-shine and I went to my mentor and probably the only one I consider high on intellect than me - my mom !

She had the answer . After spending years as a gynaecologist and now as a learner of astrology and a firm reader of holy and spiritual texts she explained this strange thing to me.

Birds as we all know are a form of life . They eat , pray , cry , work in teams , have kids and yes they do die . Like all of us . But , what makes them different is , that they know when is the end time . They know and can sense when God wants them to leave this world . This is a very special power, which not many people know .

When a bird is about to die , they know about this moment , they leave their nests , children , everything and start flying high in the sky  . As they fly and fly up above the body breaks up and gets merged with the sky and the system around it . That is why you never get to see them dead on ground .

Birds , especially pigeons know your past , present and future as well . And whats amazing is they try to tel you. The only issue being that there are , as of rough estimates only four to five people in the world who read and understand the languages of birds . They talk to them , ask them , answer them and connect with them .

I happen to read about one such person based out of Pune , India who happens to know the language of birds . Strange powers , as humans , we get.

So , the next time this thought comes to your mind you know the answer .

As a gesture , try not kill , throw stones , disturb these beautiful creatures .  Do a helping hand . Feed them - water ,  seeds , food or more , make a small bird nest shelter . Even if you don't understand the language they say  - be rest assured they would say a Big Thank You to you for sure.

After all , it nice to catch up on interesting things in life .

Did You know - Citibank India became the first bank to create and link a campaign which comes from the interesting customer insight of - Lets catch up .   What's more - You can now share your catch -up stories at www.catchupstory.com   & win exciting prizes .

Share and make yourself heard .

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Heart of India - Madhya Pradesh

We know this place as the heart of -Incredible India  . For some , it's called as the Land of the striped stalker. For me, this is the -heart of India - Madhya Pradesh

Every since I was a little kid I always used to wonder how and where the heart fits in . Why is the shape of the heart - like a heart . Why in the world do they break . What does the beating of heart really means . That of course is not the topic of debate of this share .

Just like being central to everything , Madhya Pradesh is the central state of  India & very aptly called and made into a nice ad film - Heart of India   .

So , when I choose to go to a place for a vacation far away from the not so popular these days - Delhi , MP it was .  I wanted to make it short yet a fun filled vacation with a combination of some old city culture , a religious leg to it & yes of course some of the famous local delicacies. The circuit that we took was - Indore & Ujjain and the nearby quick make places.

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Indore - The flight to Indore is a decent under two hours run and the moment you land into the city it feels you are in a different place all together . Take an early morning flight and you will realise the slow pace at which life moves here.  Shops open at  / around 11 am and that is how life moves .People are happy being the way they are - simple , slow and at time honking . The city is synonymous with the legendary queen - Maharani Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar whom my first connect happened back in school days in our history lessons . Just like a typical place filled with rich heritage , kingdom rules , battles ,amalgamation of various sects - Indore is no different.

From the Kanch Mandir or the Jain temple to the Bada Ganpati , Lal Bagh palace to Khajrana this place is indeed - the heart of India .


Bada Ganpati

Visiting during summers also means you carry you sun blocks , shades and hats . There are umpteen places to book your stay and the food , though spicy has a different taste and texture to it .

For the foodies , there are two must visit places -

--> Most important place in Indore for Foodies is Sarafa Bazar, where a wide range of Indian Fast food is available. Chhappan Dukan is a major food junction in Indore, where the youth & family gathers on the road side shops for Indian Snacks. Generally, Namkeen is served on top of a variety of food items served in Indore.


--> The life in Indore starts early with chuskis of 'Chai' (tea) with 'garam garam poha & Jalebi' followed by delicious lunch which invariably includes popular 'besan preparations'. Indore has a wide variety of Namkeens, Poha & Jalebi, Chaats (snacks), Kachoris and Samosas, cuisines of various types in different restaurants, and Bengali, Muslim, Mughlai, Rajasthani, continental and confectionery sweets, as well as local delicacies such as Dal-Bafla.

--> Another celebrity of the Sarafa Bazar is Joshi Dahi Balla - more than the preparations , the person himself is a delight to watch and see how he serves folks mouth-watering food .


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Ujjain - This place in one word is -divine  . Not only because it is regarded as one of the seven sacred cities (Sapta Puri) of the Hindus. It is one of the four sites that hosts the Kumbh Mela (also called the Simhastha Mela), a mass pilgrimage that attracts millions of Hindu pilgrims from around the country. It is also home to the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines to the god Shiva. An ancient seat of learning, Ujjain is the place where Lord Krishna, along with Balarama and Sudama, received his education from Maharshi Sandipani.




Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga

So,you dont need any reasons not to visit this pious place.  There is so much of positive energy in and around this place that you suddenly start feeling the 'bright light' .

The other places to visit and worship are the -
  • The Harsidhhi temple is one of the Shaktipeeths,
  • Kal Bhairav is a temple on the banks of the Kshipra ,
  • The Chintamani Ganesh temple ,
  • The Mangalnath temple ,
  • Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan Temple, of the ISKCON
Ujjain is mostly a religious Hindu city wherein people spend a day and then return back to Indore. One can also choose to stay in Ujjain and attend the early morning prayers at Mahakal . Most the temples are located within a 5km radius and hence easy to approach  .
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Just like always , feel free to reach out to me for any queries . As always , I do my background checks and there are some do's and don'ts for one to follow . 
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Apparently our cab driver was a Punjabi and all thanks to him I heard this song for the first time in Kanika Kapoor voice  - Jugni ji  . You may want to give it a streaming...
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Karan @ the tooth doctor's infirmary

Huh !! kya kya karna padta hai..............kya kya likhna padta hai..................jab panga le liya toh DARNA KYA....Lets write and share with all.....

 
Day - Saturday Morning
Time - 6:10 am
Place - my bedroom

Mom came calling......."wake up" !! If you want to go.....

Still in my dreams ( currently at an unknown location) ........I replied -the usual way - "KYA HO GAYA "..... :-(

Mom said - "Riya called in....You need to go for your appointment ".

Believe me guys - You say / tell /remind anything to girls make sure YOU LEAVE IT. BECAUSE THEY WON'T TILL THE TIME THEY TELL YOU.

So,what was the fuss all about . Atleast , let me start my system

booting........
checking files.........

aha !! 1 match found.

DENTIST .

 

Oh crap ..kya yaar.....itne subah.......yukk.......

Enough...I said....off from my bed into the washroom....and READY I WAS.

It was my annual / monthly /quaterly ( pata nahein kaun si wali ) appointment / check up with my dentist.

As expected,Riya was before time to pick me up......slothful I am !

And zoommmmm we went....

Day - Saturday Morning
Time - 8:50- am
Place - @ my dentist's inn

"Hey Sweety.....Before time, great" - SHE SAID.

STANDING THERE IN A NEAT WHITE COAT ,LOOKING STUNNING AT 5'6'' ,THERE SHE WAS MY DENTIST.....haiiiii.....how beautiful are these dentists these days...Must try out @ one of those Gladrags....I thought...

She is a BDS ,MDS....(look google for help).....and she's someone to go completely FIDA for.

As we entered into her chamber ,shaking I was .........

The picture right across the room when you enter is :


Brush twice . Smile always.

KYA KYA KARNA PADTA HAI FOR THAT SMILE . KAASH BRUSH KAR LIYA HOTA.MORNING AND NIGHT TOH AAJ AARAM SE SO RAHA HOTA...... :-(

So , I sat , sorry slept on the dentist chair......and tak..tak...the lights were ON.
With some horrible equipments she started surveilling my tooth arena.

Found something.....NAAH .....SEE I AM SO GOOD WITH BRUSHING. :-)

So,can I RUN AWAY. NO....... :-(

Let's do some cleaning ,sampling and may be drilling.....OH shhhh !
Riya...you're no more today if I get even a single bleed.

And there she started .

I was looking @ her all the time.She's so pretty ,so caring and SUCH A GOOD DOCTOR SORRY DENTIST.

After all that bleeding and wiping SPARKLE - MY TEETH WERE WHITE noo...not vanilla.It's called PURE WHITE. :-)

Done.I quested her. YES sweety. DONE. Itni jaldi...:-(

huh !! What a fill-in. chalo...let's go......for a Koffee with Karan @ Costa Coffee.

So,what all DID YOU LEARN MY DEAR READERS.

1.DENTISTS ARE DENTISTS NOT DOCTORS.
2.FEMALES MAKE A BETTER DENTIST.
3.THEY ARE SIMPLY STUNNING AND SWEET.THEY TAKE ALL YOUR TEETH WITH THERE SMILE.
4.PLEASE GO FOR A CHECK-UP ONCE IN 6 MONTHS.
5.DON'T DO SMOKING.WHY.....THAT YOU HAVE TO SEE FOR YOURSELF WHAT DO THE SMOKERS HAVE TO GO THROUGH @ THAT DENTAL CHAIR.
6.EAT SANELY.
7.BE A VEGGIE.
8.BRUSH REGULARLY IN A PROPER MANNER AND IF YOU CAN -FLOSS.
MORE.............kuch toh wahan jaake seekh lo.........


btw- must be cogitating what RIYA WAS UPTO ??HA HA HA HA .........SHE'S WAS THERE TO GET HER DENTURES REMOVED........................ :-)

She'll kill me for this.

In case you too want to make your smile safe and secure , I recommend the best dental chain  in Delhi and may be India - Axiss Dental

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