Friday, June 29, 2007

We are changing

Change is the name of time and as time is flowing without waiting for any thing to be happen or any body’s arrival or departure hence change is become constant but essential part of the life. With the time we are bound to observe and follow the change in our life style, our living standards and even in our thought process, but in this changing world few things are constant and unchanged, sunrise has not been affected by these changes the poor sun still prefer to rise in the east. Truth, honesty, politeness, sympathy, helping others were the basic qualities of being human and are still unchanged a lot. Still when we say marriage it means union of two individuals of opposite sex, though in the some countries a very few examples are set against it but in the wider sense meaning is unchanged, still we are with the firm mind of taking care of our children till they grow up.

Our social attitude went under the change in very huge way, our clothing is also on the same path, our meaning of education has also been altered and the most importantly our vision of humanity has been changed. Society, community, cities and ultimately Nations are developed from the basic unit called family. The effect of time on this basic unit are very much significant for the change in our social attitude, it was remote time when families were huge in population, parents, brothers and their children all were the part of the family. The family started to shrink in its membership strength and we are reaching to the attitude that not only grown up children but also the parents are on the way of developing thought that both are having different families. We are speeding on the way of making our helps a reciprocal action and found ourselves under the influence of this thought process whenever we help others.

Cloths which were designed to protect the human body from the adverse climatic situations are showing a drastic change. I read some where “ In the winter men wear more cloth to keep them warm and ladies wear less for same purpose” it seems that in our recent life only the winter season is left, might the changing time have changed all other seasons into winter.

Education that has made human most civilized and cultured among the all livings on the earth is also under the effects of changing time. Our vision to education is changing, education is no more gaining of knowledge, addition to wisdom and sharpening the creativity, it has changed to the vision of an ability to earn livelihood. We are on the way of becoming habituated of listening “You can’t understand this old man! Time is changing and for success we have to cope with this changing time.”

So for the time being it is good by from me and hope to meet all of you again when we both might have went under the changes generated by time after all we are changing.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Stop, Before you go for a joke

There are very few communities, who are present universally among the whole globe; Sikhs [Sardars] is one among these rare human beings. The hardworking and devoted community established by Dasam Pitah Dhan Sri Guru Govind Singh Sahib Ji is to give a separate identity to brave Hindus who were ready to scarify their life for protecting pride of self, community and ultimately of the nation. It is unfortunate to see that such a great community has become hot topic for the jokes and creating humour. I believe that if you read the following incident held with Jayant, friend of my e-friend Mihir at Delhi, surely you will think thousands times before opening a site related to santa Banta.

Stop, Before you go for a joke

In the Diwali vacation, Jayant and his couple of friends had gone to Delhi.They rented a taxi for local sight-seeing. The driver was an old Sardar, and boys being boys, Jayant and his pals began cracking Sardarji jokes, just to insinuate the old man.But to their surprise, the fellow remained unperturbed.At the end of the sight-seeing, they paid up the hire-charges. The Sardar returned the change. Moreover, he gave each one of them one rupee extra and said, (in Hindi, of course),''Son, since morning you have been telling Sardarji jokes. I listened to them all and let me tell you, some of them were in a very bad taste. Still, I don't mind coz I know that you are young blood and are yet to see the world. But I have just one request. Here I am giving you one rupee each. Give it to the first Sardar beggar that you come across in this city ."Jayant continued," That one rupee coin is still with me. I couldn't find a single Sardar begging on the streets of Delhi."Friends, we all love sardar jokes. But the fact of matter is that Sikhs are one of the most prosperous and diversified communities in the world. The secret behind their universal success, according to me, is their willingness to do any job with utmost dedication. A Sardar will drive a truck or set up a roadside garage or a dhaba, but he will never beg on the streets.

My related articles
Dasam Pitah : Dhan Sri Guru Govind Singh Ji

Martyrdom Day of Nineth Sikh Guru Dhan Sri Guru Teg Bahadur

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

"ICE" In Case of Emergency

The increasing use of technology if filling human life with comforts and more comforts, A few decade ago it was hard to believe that a man can talk with family members while driving a car, those days are also went under the layers of history when mobile phones were be treated as the luxury good of Richy rich persons. The increasing use and penetration of mobiles can easily be projected from the fact that even in the country like India, where still about 35% of population is below the poverty line and literacy rate is below 50% the number of mobile users reads in a sounding eight digit number.
Surely it is not advisable to store number of relatives in order of relations, like father[dad], Husband[hubby] or wife etc. because in case you lost of handset these can be misused but it is also a fact in the case of emergency know one knows , which number to dial from the various numbers stores in your mobile to inform about you. It might be an accident or a heart attack to which you can meet at any moment of this speedy life.For this reason, we must have one or more telephone numbers stored under the name ICE (In case of Emergency) in our mobile phones.
Recently, the concept of "ICE" is catching up quickly. It is simple, an important method of contact during emergency situations. As cell phones are carried by majority of the population, just store the number of a contact person or person who should be contacted at during emergency as "ICE" (meaning In Case of Emergency). The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when they went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients, but they didn't know which number to call.He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name for this purpose.Following a disaster in London , the East Anglican Ambulance Service has launched a national "In case of Emergency (ICE)" campaign. In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital staff would then be able to quickly contact your next of kin, by simply dialing the number stored as "ICE". It really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest. For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc. A great idea that will make a difference!
Let's spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our mobile phones today, no dear not today but just now itself. I believe by this time your hands become busy in punching the number in your handset.

Reading of Bgagvad-Geeta even without knowing Sanskrit

Its said that what is use of reading or learning the things which we can't understand because these things are of no use for us as we will not be able to use them without understanding them but the reality is not the same. In India a Hindi saying goes like "Rasari aavat javat sil par hot nishan" meaning the continuously on going and out coming rope is certain to leave marks even on the stones. Have you ever thought it is possible to create mark on stones? but this is the reality and need not any proof. The rope we use to dig the water from well, leaves its marks on the stones with time. The same thing happens with us, when we read any of our religious holly book or book of knowledge, though at the time of reading we might not understand it or even unable to say a single word about it as soon as we close it. My view point will be supported and illustrated with the following short story.

An old Farmer lived on a farm in the mountains with his young grandson. Each morning Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading his Bhagavad Geeta. His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way he could. One day the grandson asked, "Grandpa! I try to read the Bhagavad Geeta just like you but I don't understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Bhagavad Geeta do?"

The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and replied, "Take this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a basket of water."

The boy did as he was told, but all the water leaked out before he got back to the house. The grandfather laughed and said, "You'll have to move a little faster next time” and sent him back to the river with the basket to try again. This time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before he returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was impossible to carry water in a basket, and he went to get a bucket instead.

The old man said, "I don't want a bucket of water; I want a basket of water. You're just not trying hard enough," and he went out the door to watch the boy try again.

At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would leak out before he got back to the house. The boy again dipped the basket into river and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty. Out of breath, he said, “See Grandpa, it's useless!"

"So you think it is useless?" The old man said, "Look at the basket."
The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized that the basket was different. It had been transformed from a dirty old coal basket and was now clean, inside and out.

"Son, that's what happens when you read the Bhagavad Geeta. You might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, you will be changed, inside and out. That is the work of Lord Krishna in our lives."

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Foot Prints of God

It was a normal day of the life, when in the fading lights of sun set I looked at the sands of my life sea shore and become satisfied after founding two pairs of foot prints going as usual [either horizontal or vertical] on the same line. The life was on the run, day were turning into months and months were on the way of making years, seasons were following one another, all of sudden I found that at a few patches of time there is just one foot print instead of usual two, so I summoned the God and enquired about it.

“Have you ever thought about the patches of the times when you are seeing alone foot prints?” God asked me.

“Yes”; I replied “Those are the times when my life goes under suffering and pains.”

“Did you ever paid attention towards the depth of foot prints?” was the God’s next question.

“Yes sir, I can say that when ever they are in the pair the foot prints are with less depth and light impressions, but when it comes to painful and suffering time of my life, the weight of worries makes my feet heavy and foot prints become alone with more depth and with a clear impression.” I replied.

“No son”, God told me; “here you are making a mistake, I had never left you alone. When the times of suffering and pains came, I am there to carry you, that’s why during those times you see the foot prints alone with more depth and more clear impressions”

So if God in not visible in our life, his foot prints are missing from the sand of our life sea shore, even then he is present with us, we just need to develop the sense for identifying his presence.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Thanks and Real Thanks

Thanks is the one of the most widely and often used word, in our day to day life we are so used of this word that I know many of you will use this word in reply of my this post. We pay thanks even to those, for whom we are sure that their help is to going to prove aid in the real sense, but as this word “Thanks” reflects that we are culturally and socially hence we use it, but have you ever thought of paying thanks in its true sense? We are paying thanks to person who brings a glass of water for us, but never thought of paying thanks to the power that has made us capable of seeing this water, gave us hands and mouth to drink this water. I recall one of my childhood discussions with my father Late Dr. Premchand Manghirmalani.
“Baba, you say that we are on the earth due to our actions of our previous births then what is need of paying thanks to Waheguru?”
“Look son” father replied “It is true that we are result of our own actions but who had given us the energy for actions? Who had made us capable of deciding right or wrong?” he kept on saying “I will tell you one story, which will tell you how the thanks paid to God are beneficial.”
The story narrated by him was as follows
Two male kids were born in two adjoining houses, both become friends but when both were grew up they found their interest are just like the south and north pole, but it doesn’t affected their friendship. After the whole day of work both return to home and after a refreshing rest both came out of their respective houses and traveled the distance up to square from one way was going temple and another to night clubs, here both separate and again meet at same place in the late midnight. It becomes their daily routine both were used for going and coming back together.
One night it was raining heavily hence both become late in returning, the friend returning from temple was limping and found the friend fond of night clubs waiting with some thing glowing in the hands. For convince I am giving name Gopal to temple going and Rajesh to night club going friend.

Rajesh: What happen friend why you are so late and why you are limping?
Gopal : I you see it raining and lights are of , I stepped on big thrown, it was so painful that I have to sit there for about 20-30 minutes, but what is glowing in your hands?
Rajesh: Friend, rain has also forced me to slip down near the entrance of night club, when I was to got up cursing your God; I found this diamond laying there so I paid thanks. I think God is very intelligent he knows that I am in the need of money for my women friends so he gave me, but see you got the trouble for your continued thanks paying. I will suggest that it will be better for you to come with me and enjoy the life.
Gopal: We will go to my spiritual master in the morning and ask him the reason behind this.

Both went to there respective houses and after a sleep, went to Guruji, after hearing them Guruji asked can they recognize the place where they fell. Both replied in Yes. Guruji asked them to go and dig the place. Bring what ever they found under the earth both returned Gopal was with a piece of rope, while Rajesh was with a huge metallic pot filled with coal. Guruji said “See this is result of paying thanks” “Rajesh’s actions of previous birth were to be awarded with this huge pot filled with diamond, but as it was only yesterday that he remembered God so he got just one diamond, where as previous actions of Gopal was to result in to hanging of his till death yesterday at that place, but as he was paying his thanks with true heart hence instead of hanging he got a thorn at that place”.

Are we paying our thanks in its true sense? This is the question which every one has to ask himself and reply it honestly.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Palm: An Evergreen Plant

Palm: An Evergreen Plant

The living style of human is changing and the growth of population is forcing human to accommodate plants in the bed rooms, by the side of staircase, on the steps of stairs, in the backyard; the latest trend which is showing an increasing attraction among the urban areas is the terrace garden. It is not the big corporate offices that are only decorated and looks lively with the greenery by the presences of plants but this trend is seems to be expanding even to small business houses. The need of going closer to nature is being observed, extracting ever most attention in general.

One plant that is universally present in almost all part of world, at gardens, offices and homes, irrespective of the geographical location and atmospheric conditions; and making the place beautiful green with look of nature, is the Palm. The reasons for opting Palms includes

*** There are over 3,000 spices of Palms are available to choose from

*** The beautiful shape and ever green nature also make this plant the first choice

*** The growth rate of Palm is bit slow hence not for the months but even for the years same plant can be kept in use.

*** Long living life of the plant is yet another point of choice.

*** Palms can remain green for a considerable time without watering and even without sufficient sun light.

Some of common spices that are used in the Indian homes and offices are
China Palm
Erica Palm
Ladies Palm
Fonex Palm is the one that is usually found on express highways because this plant needs comparatively very large pots. This plant can also be seen in the gardens directly roped into earth. Indian rainy season is on go to a nursery near to you and bring a Palm, A few Palms are sufficient to safe guard the greenery of your garden.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Safely Romantic

Safely Romantic

"Abke Baras Swan Mein ,Aag Lagegi Badan Mein..... Ghata Barsegi......."

"Hay Hay Ye Mazboori , Ye Moosam Aur Ye Doori......Teri...............Lakhoon Ka Sawan Jaye"

These are not just staring lines of Hindi movie songs but are the expression of the romantic desire. Season and romantic desires are co related in the way of Moon and high tides and low tides of the sea. It is neither long summer days nor the cold long winter nights that creates waves of romance in the human heart and body. When clouds are busted and water starts falling from the sky, this falling water creates the fire for riping and expressing emotions of love and generates a current of romance which usually results in going for a long drive with mate. Indian rainy season is round the corner and you are sure to fall pray of your desire, you are ready , your mate is ready but is your vehicle is also ready? before your desires get the shape of reality get your vehicle checked for

TIRES - It is most essential to check your tire's air pressure level. Make sure your tires have plenty of tread to avoid sliding or losing control when driving on a slick road.

WIPERS - Non visibility is the among the main reason of accident during this season,It is very crucial to be able to see while driving in the rain. If the blade is not functioning well already replace it with a new one.

BRAKES - Yet another thing to remember is to check your brake fluid as well as your emergency handbrake is also functioning properly.

LIGHTS - Make sure that all your lights are working. It is very important not just for you to see but also for other motorists to see you especially during heavy rain.

WINDOWS - Check the windows if these close properly.

It is essential that you should get proper precautions during your this romantic long drive to make it a memorable rain journey and not the death journey.

Do keep in the mind Rain is sure to reduce your perception and visibility hence keeping the speed under control and following the lane systems are the tips of safety.

During a dry period, engine oil and grease build up on the road over time. When mixed with water from a new rainfall, the road becomes extremely slick.

Keeping a safe distance from front running vehicle will prove life saving safety.

Crossing the flowing water is not sign of your bravery as invisibility of the road may prove trap of death.

Avoid high beam lights during heavy rain as light might get reflected to your eyes from the falling water drops.

If the heavy rain is proving hurdle for your visibility get your car to road side with parking lights on, a long chat there will add flavour to your this long romantic drive.

So friends are you ready to go and sing

"Barsat Mein Humse Mile Tum Sajan, Tumse Mile Hum"

Monday, June 18, 2007

Real Happiness : Day's Thought

Real Happiness is Helping Others
" A friend in the need is a friend indeed" this what on which we are used to rate and classify, the human cluster around we, categorised as our friends. While reading this phrase a question arose in my mind, why the friends are needed ? In fact our life is not a smooth journey we are bound to face ups and downs, twists and turns in our life. There are many situations in our life, when they struck with our life, surely create an adverse effect on us and in those adverse situation, we feel the need of some one who can support us morally, physically and emotionally for getting rid off those situations, this support in its true sense is the help and this underlines the importance of friends in the human life. You might feel that we are going away from our topic but it is not , as we are bound to look at friends or some one else, when storm of adverse situations encircles our life within its affected range, with a hope filled eyes. The hope of eyes can be converted and expressed into just a single word Help.
Human are the social animals, living in a society and depending on each other for financial, moral, physical and emotional support. While facing a problem, when we get the needed support, we undergoes a kind of relief feeling and if you ever had tried to look at the person responsible for our this relief, you always will find the sparkling face. This shine and sparks that you can found on the face is nothing but an emotion of satisfaction created from the realisation of utility of self.
So helping others is the realisation of self utility, did you don't want to prove your utility ? Remember this will bring for you satisfaction and satisfaction is bound to generate only and only happiness. Success roads are only for the satisfied and happy people hence for being a traveler of these roads we have to adopt and implement "real happiness is helping others" in our day to day life. In the 90's when I joined rotary, the first annual slogan with which I meet was the same "Real Happiness is Helping Others" , rotary can claim that because their humanitarian helps to people of deprived world are well known and by sharing this thought with all of you I am also realising that truly "real happiness is helping others."

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Fathers Day

It was still early dawn and morning sky was still virgin, untouched by the rays of sun, I was busy with my laptop, formatting a post for recently started, in fact just from yesterday, a new section "My Spiritual World" at my blog clock was still behind 5:00 am and even according to standards of modern India, It was still an early and very early morning [ Now a days in the modern India day ends after the midnight and starts almost after two hours of sun rise] all of sudden I feel my self in the showers of flowers, with a surprised face I was forced to turn and found her standing behind me and showering flower on me, A lightning spark went through my mind like the one is going yours now and I collected from my cerebral cortex the importance of the day. Once I have been asked, while completing my blogging profile , about the happiest moment of my life and my answer was 23 March 1985, when my daughter was born. Yes your guess is correct, she was showering flowers on me as today is the day, being celebrated in India and many many other countries World Wide as the "Fathers Day."
After greeting me she went away to her room for a little bit more of sleep, but has left me thinking about her. How many of know that behind the celebration of "Fathers Day" is also her, I mean a daughter, Sonora Smart Dodd, a single parent child [because early death of mother] in the year 1909, she thought of expressing her gratitude towards her father for his sacrifices, courage, selflessness and love,while taking care of her childhood and on 19Th of June 1910,the birthday of her father William Jackson Smart, celebrated world's ever first "Fathers Day".
In the western culture son and daughter are homogeneous in the sense that as and when they grow up both are having independent and individual life without any interference from the parents but in the eastern world specially in India, there is tradition that daughters have to leave the house of mother and father and go away to live with her husband and his family, where as son is allowed to stay with the parents and treated as the natural owner of the house. In India, it is said that it is her destiny to live two lives in one birth. I wish to curse one who has started this tradition under the sweet name of destiny, but recalled my fathers [Late Dr. Premchand Manghirmalani] "Kanwan Je Pitan san Dhor Na Marandan Aahiyan" it is sindhi language means curses of crows can't be the cause of death for animals, hence I leave this tradition or destiny as it is but know my eyes are filled with tears imagining that on next fathers day she will not be with me. She will be married by then. I can't write more now and wish to stop here with my all the blessings and prayers for the future life of her.

Spiritual World : June 17, 2007

Today I am going to concentrate on the importance of vision in the spiritual world, though it is not with a different meaning from our physical world but it holds a more greater and result oriented value as for as the spiritual world is concerned. Here your vision works as tour ch that brings light on your path of shaping self and leads you for the success in your ultimate aim . Once, One of mine close friend ask me why you are saying "Living God, Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji" . Granth is a holly book of Hindus and Sikhs and hold the same importance that Bible or Kuran hold for a Christian and a Muslim respectively. I can't understand how can a book be a "Living God"? What and how I reacted to him, is the illustration of importance of vision for achieving spiritual goals and destinations. I told him a story.
Bhai Mardana, who spent his own life in following the spiritual vision of Ad Guru Shri Guru Nanak dev ji and giving company to Guru Sahib at every walk of life, went to meet second sikh Guru, Guru Angand Dev Sahib. After normal exchange of greetings, Mardana said:
Guru Sahib, I have one doubt, would you bless me by answering my just one question to clear my doubt.
Guru Angad Dev Sahib replied " Maradana ask your question, because doubt is the most dangerous speed breaker on the roads of progress of spiritual world."
Maradana said; I have given company to Guru Nanak through out his life, I always followed his instructions and even at some incidents I have faced risk of life while carrying out his instruction but at the time of handing over his spiritual powers and Guru ship, he preferred you over the me, can you tell me a good reason for it?
Guru Angad Dev ji replied "Mardana , let me tell what is your vision about Guru Nanak? What you think he was?"
"He was a complete saint, who has taken birth on the earth to guide the true way towards the spiritual world". Maranda replied.
"Than why you are complaining Mardana?" Guru Angad Dev ji told; " Guru Nanak Dev Sahib ji made you what they were according to your vision, a complete saint."
So friend it will be my concluding statement, I am not asking you to bow before Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji considering "Living God" , you may keep your vision of holly book, A book, collection of thoughts of not only Sikh Gurus but also other God dedicated souls of that time, but I assured on the basis of my own personal experience, that If you are in the vicinity of Guru Granth, you will be benefited according to your own vision.

Satnam Waheguru.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Hot Spot : Big B V/s The Boss

This is yet another series which is going to get start from today at my blog, in this series I am going to share with you my views about the news from Indian Print and Electronic media, off course the new that get my attraction and inspire and motivate me for writing about it. I don't claim that I am a multi faced writer who can write with equal authority and with magical words on each and every topic on which they are asked to write. In fact these series are the lessons for the people like to grab the art of writing in accordance of the likings of the mosses.
The first news that stimulate my writing is relate with one of the largest Indian industry and one that is known also as the magical dream world. Every Indian youth is dreaming about it without knowing the ways of entrance for it. Yes I am talking about the Film Industry. This Friday, the day of new release, was unique in the sense, two big shot featuring movies were released simultaneously, Undoubted number 1 to 10 of bollywood Big B "Amitabh Bachan" and God of Tollywood Rajanikant , with the titles "Jhoom Barabar Jhoom" and "Sivaji - The boss".
Jhoom .... is a multi starer movie from the most trusted and established banner "Yashraj" with the prime attraction of gate up of Amitabh, where as Sivaji ..... is a film directed by Shankar [fame of being steel burg of south India] with music composed by great master A.R. Raheman. Rajanikant is featuring in a movie after a break of almost two years hence the curiosity of his fans is on high tides aiming to reach the space beyond the sky, beside that reports says that sivaji... is the most expensive film of Indian history with a budget of about 500millions US$. Yasraj, name itself guarantee the success at the box office and if we add to that Big B who is proving old wine, as with the increasing age, he is creating new mile stones of success with his unmatched ability of giving a live shapes to the characters he plays in the movies.
This is unique in yet another way that this is the first time that a film from tollywood is released throughout India with more than 1000 prints. Let us hope both the great actors will live to their standards and Indian will have the enjoyment of tasting the north Indian recipes and south Indian dishes at the same dinner plate.

Spiritual World : June 16, 2007

Being a very stronger follower of Ad Guru Dhansri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, I am starting my this new series " Spiritual World" A thought to start day with, I believe that Kripa Nidhan [Merciful] , My lord and Master Guru Nanak Dev Ji will bless me by making my writing truly inspiring and full of truth.

I am going to start with a few starting lines from Living God Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and request you all that what ever your are going to read is not a translation but is my own interpretation, If you find it wrong do excuse me because my wisdom may not be as higher of yours and try to bless me with your suggestion.

Satnam Waheguru

Ik-on'kar Satnam kartpurakh nirbha-o nirvair akal murat ajuni saibha'n.Jap. Ad Sach Jugad Sach. Hai bhi Sach Nanak hosi bhi sach 1

The one and only one the creator of the universe, known with numerous name, prayed and worshiped in various different styles is a single identity called Ik-on'kar. His Name is reflecting truth everything which is beyond his name or without inclusion of his name is untruth or can't be taken in consideration as the truth. He exist every where with the starts and remains there till the end.
He is the one who is performing since the beginning of the life hence he is "Kartapurakh" who give strength needed and guide us in every act of our life. He is fearless so by making our selves fearless we can go nearer to him. He is free from the hate also hence being his followers and creation we must be behave like the ambassadors of love, because he had created us on own model the only difference is that we are bound in the cycle of birth and death where as he is free from it.
Guru Nanak Says his name is beyond the abolishing effect of time, his name was truth, his name is truth and will remain truth.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Pritibha Patil : Indian Presidential Candidate

After a lot of confusion, this or that, Woman candidate or not, At last UPA decided to bring Pritibha Patil as their candidate for the comming election of Indian President. Today through out the world in all media this is taken as one of major news so being an Indian I thought of bringing something about her life for all of you.

Pritibha Patil

Father’s Name
Shri Narayanrao

Date of Birth
19th December, 1934

Place of Birth
Distt. Jalgaon (Maharashtra)

Marital Status Married on 7th July 1965

Spouse’s Name
Dr. Devisingh Ramsingh Shekhawat

Children One son and one daughter

Educational Qualification
M.A., L.L.B. Educated at M.J. College, Jalgaon (Maharashtra) & Govt. Law College, Mumbai

Social Worker, practiced as Advocate at Jalgaon

Permanent Address 57, New Congress Nagar, Opp. Govt. Milk Scheme, Amravati (Maharashtra)
1701, Vainganga, Worli Sagar Co-operative Housing Society, Pochkhanwala Road, Worli, Mumbai - 400 025 Tel. 24950888

Position held –
Member, Maharasthra Legislative Assembly

Deputy Minister, Public Health, Prohibition, Tourism, Housing and Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of Maharasthra

Cabinet Minister, Social Welfare, Govt. of Maharashtra

Cabinet Minister, Public Health and Social Welfare, Maharasthra

Cabinet Minister, Prohibition, Rehabilitation and Cultural Affairs, Govt. of Maharashtra

Cabinet Minister, Education, Govt. of Maharashtra

July 1979 to Feb.1980
Leader of Opposition, CLP(I), Govt. of Maharashtra

Cabinet Minister, Urban Development and Housing, Govt. of Maharashtra

Cabinet Minister, Civil Supplies and Social Welfare, Govt. of Maharashtra

June, 1985-90
Elected to Rajya Sabha

18 Nov. 1986 to 5 Nov.1988 Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha

Chairman, Committee on Privileges, Rajya Sabha Member, Business Advisory Committee, Rajya Sabha

Elected to 10th Lok Sabha Chairperson, House Committee, Lok Sabha

8 November, 2004
Governor of Rajasthan

Other Positions held
President- P.C.C. Maharashtra 1988-1990,
Director of National Federation of Urban Cooperative Banks & Credit Societies,
Member of Governing Council, National Cooperative Union of India.

Social & Cultural Activities
Welfare of Women, established a Hostel for working women in Mumbai and Delhi.
Engineering College at Jalgaon for the benefit of the rural youth.
Managing Trustee, Shram Sadhana Trust.
Chief Promoter and Chairperson of a Sugar Factory in Jalgaon District, Maharashtra. Established Mahila Vikas Mahamandal, a Government owned Corporation Industrial Training School for Blind in Jalgaon and
Managing a School for poor children of Vimukta Jamatis & Nomadic Tribes.
Establishment of Mahila Cooperative Bank at Jalgaon, Maharashtra, while a Minister in the Govt. of Maharasthra, established Govt. owned Corporation Mahila Vikas Mahamandal.

Special Interests
Development of Rural Economy,
Welfare of Women

Sports and clubs
Champion in table tennis during college days and won shields in Inter-college tournaments.

Countries Visited
Widely traveled-
Attended International Council of Social Welfare Conference, Nairobi and Puerto Rico.

Leader, Delegation to Austria on Status of Women.
Conference Member, A.I.C.C. (1). Delegation to Bulgaria, 1985.
Attended Common Wealth Presiding Officers Conference, London 1988.
Attended World Women Conference at Beijing-CHINA.

Other Information’s
Organised Women Home Guards in Jalgaon, District and was their Commandant at the time of Chinese aggression in 1962.
Vice Chairman, National Federation for Co-operative Urban Banks and Credit Societies. Chairman- 20-points Programme Implementation Committee, Maharashtra.
Spoke on Behalf of Indian Delegation of Lady Member of Parliament at Beijing ( CHINA) World Women’s Conference in the Parliamentary Conference.

Social Achievements
Industrial Training School for the Blind, Sewing classes for poor and needy women.
school for children of B.C. and O.B.C. people.
Co-operative Credit Society, Krishi Vigyan Kendra at Amaravati to teach new technique and scientific ways of cultivation to farmers.
Music Classes at Amaravati.
Computer Classes at Amaravati.

Monday, June 04, 2007


A few days back I read a comment on one of my blog post "Tell me about your inspiration" and since the day I was in real wonder , searching myself with my inner self and trying to find a few words that can work as answer for my question. Does we need inspiration ? Are we able to perform our work in the absence of inspiration?
Let us start it systematic and in a definite order with "What is inspiration?" all the chemistry students are well versed that for a reaction or for the production of something new we need reactants which can participate in reaction, and substituting their existing properties with altogether new one, produce a product which is different from the reactants. There are some reaction which needs presence of something called catalyst [which doesn't involve in the reaction] for the vigorous rate of reaction or some times even to start the reaction. In the human life this stimulant is an inspiration.
Unlike the chemical reactions human creations doesn't need reactants to be collected at a place because they are already present at the place of reaction in the nervous system and brain of the human and these are the knowledge and experience. Human creations are also unique from the chemical reactions in the sense that from these only two reactants a variety of creations can be resulted. Uniqueness and unpredictability of human mind, which varies from person to person, underlines the importance of inspiration in the human life and makes it hard to guess what will work as inspiration?
A few words of Swami Ramakrishna Paramhans has inspired and changed the life of Narendra by making him Swami Vivekanand, who had given the most inspiring words "My brothers and sisters" to the wold. Who knows what word, action, situation can work as inspiration, the unforgettable thing is that inspiration is just a stimulant not a reactant so even its presence can't make you creative, you need to have the knowledge for feeling presence of it , you need the experience of utilising it.
We are here on the earth because Adam was inspired by Eves suggestion of tasting the restricted fruit. You are reading all this as your knowledge is inspired for expansion and I am writing all this because you inspired me to write. So Friends keep increasing your knowledge and experience and wait for the inspiration to make yourself a creative, the true follower of inspiration.