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Bheemeswari October 27, 2010

 

Follow the rules

Jungle resorts, Bheemeswari is nestled in banks of river Cauvery, is ~100 KMs from Bangalore. It is famous for river rafting, coracle ride, hiking, adventure sports & fishing. River rafting,”Mahseer” fish catching & Crocodile sighting are the main reasons of this particular resort being famous than others in the area. So, for obvious reason, swimming is not allowed.

Route: Bangalore- Kanakpura- Sathanur- (left turn from NH 209) to Bheemeswari.

Facility at lodge: Cottages, fooding, safari etc. It has a day package as well night stay package. Details can be found in the following link:

http://junglelodges.com/

Jungle lodge: Price list

Feedback: We were a group of 10 who went on a day package of Rs 1100 per head, on a weekday. Sadly, package just included a hiking (which they called trekking), 15 mins Coracle ride & edible lunch. Although we had paid for 16 people, only 10 managed to come. So we requested them, to include some adventure activities like Burma ride. But they were simply relunctant to make even an inch change. Add to that there was no one to guide. We had to go to them everytime to follow up. It was really very poor service. The main reason I think for such unfriendly service is dejected employees. They were simply indifferent to customers & had zero smile on their face & do job only when asked to do.

Anyways, I felt the Jungle lodge is just another Bangalore type institute, ready to suck money all the time, without any justification. The funny thing is, more than dustbins there were “Tip Box”. Something I saw for the  first time in my life.

It doesn’t have even lockers for day tourists, which is must for such camps.

Ambience: – Location is superb. From outside,  it certainly well maintained. Its a big tree shaded camp and one has to walk a lot to go from one place to another. It has well maintained tents, which obviously comes with a big price tag.

Activities: a) Hiking: Its a small walk of 40 mins (to n fro) to a hill top. The hill top provides good view of surrounding forest & river. Its really tough for people, who never did hiking and just another walk, who have experience of trekking. But certianly, it doesn’t qualify for trekking tag, as advertised by resort.

b) Coracle riding: Its just 15 mins water ride on traditional circular boat in river Cauvery. Good feeling, if its a maiden ride.

c) Hammock: to take a nap or rest. We did use a lot, since we had lot of time to kill. There are 20-30 Hammocks of all ranges, make use of it.

d) Burma walk: A rope from one tree top to another.

There are other rope activities, kayaking etc.

Recommendations: a) If you have too much to spent, then recommended.

b) Badly want a break from Bangalore & no option left, then recommended.

c) If want to get feel of river rafting, rope sports, then recommeded.

d) If badly want a feel of jungle, safari & night camping, then recommeded.

For surely if they improve their service and give some more value of money, then its 9/10. But for now, score, as per me is 5/10.

Request:

Environment is very pristine, so please please please donot litter. Obey rules of jungle.

Cottage in Jungle lodge

River Cauvery , views after a mild hiking

Forest guard tower has good views of Kaveri

Small hiking takes to forest fuard tower atop a hill

 

Uffff….Karnataka Politics October 25, 2010

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RK Narayan & KR Narayan on Karnataka Politics

Although I have limited article’s geography to Karnataka, but being an enlightened citizen, I know this is applicable to whole country. The current phase of Karnataka politics is addition of another page to epic of dirty politics of this country. Ironically, the episode of selling & buying of “loyalty” of 5 times democratically elected MLA, comes amidst news of suspension of 3 MPs including Swaraj Paul, from  British Parliament on account of false bills of few thousand pounds. Sadly the later news, which is certainly a lesson for us remains un-noticed.

More than mockery of democracy, what’s worrying me is associating these politicians with humble creatures of animal kingdom. I hope animal rights group like PETA etc. are noticing such a heinous act and protest against such blatant defamation of innocent creatures. My support is guaranteed.

Like media recently dubbed these transactions as “Horse trading”. What the hell. Why such beautiful creatures be equated to these pot bellied politicians. At one end Horse are so agile, fast & always stand tall to their cause and at the other end, How can these fatty politicians be agile??? Completely illogical comparison. [On 2nd thought, these politicians are indeed agile in swaping parties, may be that’s the reason 😉 ].

In another these politicians were called Donkeys. My foot. Donkeys are so loyal to their masters, who eat so less and are always poorly fed creature, whereas these politicians donot know anything about loyality and their bellies are always filled up with cash. This is insult & complete defamation of such a hardworking creature. Activists, please file defamation case against those who equate donkeys to these politicians.

In another discussion, these party hopping politicians were called dogs. WT#. Dogs are synonym of faithfulness and these politicians are synonym to Treachery. Poor creatures, wake up dog owners, this is insult to your beloved pet. Go and fight against those people, who equate dogs to these politicians.

In another article, these politicians were called Chameleon, equating act of party hopping with Chameleon’s skin color changing act. But I disagree. Chameleon,changes its skin color to match with its home, so as to protect itself against enemy. On contrary, politicians take color of enemy itself, ditching its home. Sadly, there are no activists, who can fight against such slanderouism.

Wake up activists, act against those who compare these Hare…oops Hairy politician with innocent & beautiful creatures. Act now.

On another note, I was relieved that I was not involved in electing these bad politicians (I am yet to vote). But on second thought, I think I am responsible for loosing of good politicians.

Few suggestion for next election to all “thinking” voters :

1) “Donot want to vote ” should be there as an option in an EVM.

2) Any politician featuring in money trade should not be allowed to stand in election.

3) Even if tainted politicians stand, donot vote them.

 

Rakta charitra

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Rakta-Charitra

Rakta Charita, another signature movie of RGV, is all about blood spilling, albeit without a fight. Yes, this movie is for audience who can withstand 2 hrs of human Hallal. It is definitely not for audience looking of love story or masala or comedy or fighting. It’s a movie where no words are spoken, the moment enemy is seen, it is ensured the neck is separated from rest of the body within split of a second. There is no second thought, no emotion and anybody showing any of these two traits, is definitely going to meet death.

It’s typical signature movie of RGV, first because its subject is again on politics, associated Goondaism, having a God father, a villian, 5 mins of love, all filmed in dusky light accompanied with strong background music derived from mantras of Hinduism, miminal talk (do to say ratio is very high).  Based on politics of AP, shot in Anantpur in AP and use of black lungis, same color head to toe dress, Hyderabadi Hindi, typical South Indian accent, Nivi style of wearing saris, vehicle plate numbers etc., successfully gave Telugu character to the movie.

The most catchy part of the movie for me, was the title song at the start of the movie. The first line “Sir uthega to katega…” speaks all about the movie. Next is the villian “Bukka”. For the first time in Bollywood a Villian with zero emotion has been portrayed (I think Villian should be this way). He has no gender discrimination, whoever comes his way, meets death. The scene where he slaps lady inspector 10 odd times, amidst 10 guns pointing at him, was just too much. Vivek Oberoi did good job and I guess these are roles which suits him and not song-singing & dancing lover boy. Rest all actors have done their bit, with  exceptions of Movie narrator & Satrugna Sinha. I think RGV tried to gave style of Silvermani to both these  characters & so it was giving a feeling of “overacting”.

Overall I guess movie aim was to depict violence and I think it did successfully. Recommended only those who can withstand violence. This is certainly not for people with expectation of  heavy worded dialogues, love, romance, humor etc. This is also not a movie for time pass, U cannot kill time by seeing such raw killings ;-). Also people expecting some matrix styled stunts or typical south Indian fighting, may also get disappointed, since there is hardly any fighting. It’s just use of gun & sickle & the moment enemy is seen, it is ensured his/her next moment is in hell or heaven. By last scene, I guess movie may have created some sort of guiness record for maximum amount of Tomato sauce usage ;-).

Contrary to its most famous dialogue, “Topic is over”, topic is actually not over, with sequel releasing on 19th November. I think, I am waiting for release of the movie. I guess I LOVE VIOLENCE.

 

PJ Cartoon October 20, 2010

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Meanwhile in US

Thanks to Waterloo

BTW: This is not true News

Please Note: Above is not a true news. So Breaking News channel refrain from making this a news.

 

Maiden Durga Puja in Bangalore

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Durga Puja, Sarjapur -Total Mall

 

Durga Puja, Brookefields

Durga Puja, Brokefields

Palace Grounds

Some thoughts recalled on Occasion of Durga Puja:

1) ” मन से जो रावण निकाले, राम उसके मन मैं हैं !”

2) भगवान् उनकी मदत करता हैं जो अपनी समयं मदत करते हैं !

 

Trip to Lepakshi Temple October 19, 2010

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Lepakshi temple

 

Where: Lepakshi Temple, Anantpur district, AP

Famous for: 16th Century temple, Vijaynagar style of architecture, dedicated to Lord Virabhadra (lord Shiva). Star attractions: Monolithic Nandi, huge Sheshnag, Hanging pillars, painted walls & typical Vijaynagar architecture. Although temple is small by South Indian temple standards, but its densely packed with architecture & art.

Distance: 120KMs from Bangalore

Route: As shown in Google map snapshot there are two routes

a) via Chikballapur: NH-7. Excellent road. We travelled this route.

b) via Hindupur: SH-9. Its a SH that too in Karnataka, so I have least expectations on quality of road.

Bangalore to Lepakshi..NH7 (blue line) recommended route

Detail Route from Bangalore: Hebbal- Yelahanka- Devanahalli- Chikballapur- Bagepalli- AP border toll booth- (16KMs left turn) to Lepakshi.

lepakshi diversion on NH7 after AP border crossover at kodikonda checkpost

Spotless NH7

 

Our Trip:

When: 17th October (Sunday). It happened to be Vijaydashmi, making our trip more auspicious.

Who: 4 of Us. Me, Rahul, Dinesh, Subhakant

4 of us

How: In 2 bikes

Trip Meter: ~250Kms

Trip time: 7Am to 5PM

Weather: It was perfect for a bike trip. Cloudy day but no rain.

Waking as early as 5:00AM, that too on Sunday is always a tough task. Somehow I woke up 5:30 and forced others as well. After taking bath and completing routine Puja, we started at 7AM (1 hour late than planned departure). Driving lazily through empty streets of Bangalore, we reached Yelahanka by 8AM. After having cup of tea in a non-descript tea stall, we zoomed to Chikballapur (bypass) and had breakfast at Ranjita Restaurant, just few KMs after crossing Chikballapur bypass.

As Rahul was driving on buttered NH-7, I was trying my hand in Photography, an advantage seating as pillion. By 11:30AM, we were in Lepakshi village. First attraction was a huge monolithic Nandi (just 300 mts away from main temple). After half an hr photo session there, we went to temple. Although being an ancient temple and an auspicious day, that too Sunday, temple was not crowded (advantage of being in a small village). So we had nice darshan of gods, and again we were back to our photo session, which went over an hour.

By 1:30 PM, we completed our photo shoot up and started our return journey. At Kodikonda checkpost on NH-7, we lunched on heavy Andra meals,costing just Rs 65. By 5PM we were in Bangalore. After witnessing last darshan of Durga puja in Palace grounds and snacking on yummy samosas, Kachoris of Ram sweets in BTM, we were back to our beds by 7PM.

Overall it was an excellent day break from Bangalore. Food, weather, roads, festive atmosophere & company of friends were all perfect 10 to make it a perfect weekend.

Lepakshi Info:

Its a small village, hardly 500 mts in radius, centered around the temple. So one should not keep any expectations of food or ATM or other modern amenities. Hindupur is major town, just 15kms from here.

http://www.lepakshitemple.in/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veerabhadra_Temple,_Lepakshi

For food: NH-7 between Bangalore & Lepakshi has couple of good restaurants.

Kamat Upachar: 10Kms after Chikballapur ( Bangalore-Lepakshi direction) is a well known highway chain of restaurants, known for South Indian Veg food. Its coupled with BP petrol station, making it a perfect highway stop to refreseh & recharge.

APTDC: At Kodikonda checkpost. Exactly on the junction, where turn towards Lepakshi needs to be taken.  Again a perfect stop to recharge bellies. It boasts of a nice children’s playground, neat & clean toilets, spacious restaurant & a big tiled parking space. Taste of Andra Veg Meals: 8/10 (4 votes) costing Rs 65 per plate.

Ranjita Restaurant: Few KMs before Chikaballapur, this is a decent stop to have south Indian food. Price is also reasonable & so is ambience.

There’s few more restaurants in and around Chikballapur. Few names I could remember are Punjabi Dhaba, Bamboo Grass dhaba.

How to reach Lepakshi?

Best way is by your own vehicle. Otherwise lots of KSTRC & APSTRC buses ply. Hindupur is the major bus stop, just 15Kms form Lepakshi. By rail, again Hindupur is the nearest major rail stop.

Other attractions:

Nandi Hills: 22Kms off NH-7, between Bangalore & Chikballapur.

Jain Temple: Chikballapur. Clearly visible from NH7.

Skandagiri: A famous “night-trekking” spot.

Recommendations:

1) Lepakshi & Nandi hills can be clubbed in single day plan. Nandi Hill is famous for sunrise & sunset. So it can be clubbed before or after Lepakshi visit. I recommend to see sunrise and then head to Lepakshi. Its just one has to wake very early (but I guess to have great views, one need to sacrifice some sleep. “Kuch paane ke liye kuch khona padta hai” or in 3 words “Law of conservation”)

Special Request:

Roads are excellent, temple is neat & clean. So please please donot trash. Use dustbins or carry your own trash.

Be “an explorative & not an exploitive tourist”.

Wish you a Happy Outing.

Trip to lepakshi

 

 

Re-birth of Phoenix in Phoenix October 15, 2010

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Rise of Phoenix

 Source of photo: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-10/14/13556196_11n.jpg

14th October 1978, I was born out of Mother’s Womb;

14th October,2010, I was re-born out of a Hearth, which I thought would be my Tomb.

14-10-1978, I was born as my Mother’s operation was on;

14-10-2010, I was re-born with an Operation, 500mtrs Deep & 66 days Long.

14-10-1978, I was born, because of my Father Mother wish;

14-10-2010, I was re-born, because I had ventured to fulfill somebody’s Copper needs.

14-10-1978, I was born crying that could only be heard;

14-10-2010, I was re-born crying, with tears, wetting my unshaved beard.

14-10-1978, I was born with closed eyes to sun’s light;

14-10-2010, I was re-born only to find Atacama’s moon shining so bright.

14-10-1978, I was born with kiss of my father, that was featherlite;

14-10-2010, I was re-born with hug of my son, that so tight.

14-10-1978, I was born as Bolivian;

14-10-2010, I was re-born, this time as Chilean.

14-10-1978, I was born with Mother’s milk Delicious;

14-10-2010, I was re-born, with Atacama’s Cactus also tonglicious.

14-10-1978, I was born all alone;

14-10-2010, I was re-born, with 33 of us, rising like & with, Phoenix along.

Dedicated to all Miners, who fought their fate for 66 days and also a Toast to Human fighting spirit and a big THANK to ALMIGHTY.

 

The real “Big Boss” October 12, 2010

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Color TV is featuring its 4th season of Big Boss with fun fare by introducing Salman Khan & also getting free publicity by launching all controversial characters into the house. But this is reel and the real “Big Boss” is happening, thousands of miles away. It is so far that, even Google Map is not able to calculate the distance between the two sites.One is in Northern Hemisphere, the other in Southern Hemisphere; one is Asia and other in South America.

Just imagine how condition of 33 miners trapped at a depth of 500 mts in one of the dryest place of Earth (Atacama Desert) from 5th August (68th day as on 12th Oct,2010) and still continuing. Just compare this with Reel Big Boss, where all contestants, dwell in Luxury of a Villa, with AC rooms, Mineral water to take bath, unlimited electric supply to waste, unlimited supply of exotic food and 24 X 7 slangs of time pass. Even 1 degC fluctuate in temperature results in flaring of emotions among the contestants.

In real Big Boss, its matter of Life and death, its matter of saving the last drop of water dripping from the walls of Mines, inhaling the dust of mines, complete darkness with only visibility coming from torches of mine caps and temperatures above 50 degC. With thought of such situation raises my hair, forgetting it going through a such a situation.

Hats off to those real 33 heroes, their fighting spirit and I pray god they get a re-birth asap. Amen.

 

2 States October 10, 2010

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Its been two weekends and I am still travelling through pages of “Two States”, a spicey love-auto biography of Chetan Bhagat. The book is a pure time pass and doesn’t add a bit to one’s effort to improve English.But author ensures continuous laughter, by putting himself in a cornered situation, as if every milestone big or small, in his life is encountered with a hiccup, something similar to Bangalore/Karnataka highways (where every KM has a back breaking unscientific hump). Thats a small unimportant review from a reader. But strangely, I was able to draw lot of parallet between the book & my life.

Applying the concept on myself and reflecting back on my past, I realised all sorts of permutation & combination (P&C from now on) of states, districts, castes, religion, language would apply. The article is actually a potential entrance examination question of P&C section. So all rats (I remembering me being one years back), go through this article, as it may appear in your Q paper. All you have to answer at end of this is, minimum number of love affairs I had? Sadly, I myself is yet to solve that out..:-)

OK, focusing back, I am a Maheswari boy of Marwari Clan, originally of Bikaner (but yet to visit that state, forget visiting the district & city), brought up in Bhunaneswar, Orissa. To ease the question, I am not putting in more details of my “Janampatri”. Also I have not been to Bikaner, I won’t allow any rights of them over me and so in all P&C, Orissa will feature.

My first permutation & combination (P&C), obviously in school, is Dhenkanal -Khurda; Maheswari – Agarwal. And for obvious reason of not matching  sub-caste within caste. It dissolved with matriculation, resulting in next permutation & combination (P&C) of Puri-Khurda, Oriya-Marwari, Nonveg -Veg. Again because of toungue issues, it also dissoved with passage of time. With me entering a National college, my P&C also nationalised. The college romance was Khurda-Hoogly, Orissa-West Bengal, Marwari-Bengali, Veg-Nonveg. Such a different P&C was obviously rejected by my family, and I went into a depression. But soon next P&C of Orissa-Kerala, Marwadi-Malayalam, enabled me to come out of depression. But as I moved to silicon valley, lack of time to each other resulted in gradual disappearance.

With job, globalisation replaced nationalisation in my love P&C. 1991 reforms had started impacting my life even. This time it was India-Pakistan, Hindu-Muslim thanks to unlimited internet & chatting. But it was short lived because of “Enemity Builiding measures” of both countries. Now Intra Continent loved blossomed to Inter-Continent P&C. With my job involving interaction with Americans, soon an American lady love entered my love. And now permutation & combination (P&C) became Asia- North America, India- USA, Hindu- Christian, Orissa- Texas. But this even became victim of 10000 miles gap and also Glocalisation replacing Globalisation. There were intermediate P&C of Asia- South America, India-Argentina, Asia- Africa, Brown-Black. My latest love was with a visiting Australian collegue (as I said Glocalisation effect). P&C turns out to be Orissa- Queensland, India- Australia, Asia-Australia, Northern Hemisphere- Southern Hemisphere, Brown-White (if caste discrimination are allowed, why not color discrimination?). The love blossomed with her stay and flew with her.

So now I am here again, single alone, broken heart, in search of my next P&C. But this time I have pledged to myself, this will last P&C. Having searched all corners of Earth, it looks like I have to go for extra -terrestrial to find my true love. Looks like my final combination will be Earth-Venus. [Now I understand why they say Women are from Venus].

So Question in next entrance examination will be “How many (minimum) affairs I had?”. I also need to find it out. I can’t rely on memories, so need to go back to Mathematics. So guys if you find it out, please let me know.

 

Indi Bloggers: Bangalore Chapter meet, October 2010 October 4, 2010

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What: Indi Blogger meet, Bangalore

When: 3rd October, 2010. 2PM-6PM. As Hindi calendar: Dashmi of Aswin Month of year 2067. As per astrologers, it is an excellent muhrat for networking.So thats explain success of the event..:-)

Where (Hospitality partner): Fortune Hotel, Anand Rao Circle

Who attended: ~250 odd psychos

Organisers: IndiBlog (.in group) &  HP

Highlights: 1) Self Introduction by each psychiatric patient 2) Introduction of new Printing technology by HP 3) Mingling.

Wow, that was my first social party and I must say it was very good, distinct and best part although it didn’t had any sequence; it went on with self-defined and followed rules. There were already few famous bloggers, someone already covering the front screens of blogging world (parallel to page-3) and there were some trying to make there way to the same. My friends always used to call me some kind of psycho, because of blog writing and after in this meet, I was happy to see, I was not the first nor the last to be in this mentally challenged group.

I reached well before time, but was sad to see even bloggers came late, following usual Indian ritual of coming late, resulting in late start of event. Bloggers, we see ourselves as changers to system, so was expecting at least this breed to come on time. Sadly, same IST ritual here, but good thing it didn’t delay by Indian standards. But all went away as the introduction started. It was quite fun, with people introducing themselves, there blog and why they blog. In my opinion, bloggers meet could be a best workshop for psychiatrist or a student of soaciology. The way people socialize, intrepret world is so amazing and surely gives a challenge to Indian diversity.

Quick statistics build up on introduction reveal following statistics:

– 93% were males. Females, you need to catch up a lot…come on. 

– 90% are in age group of 20-30 years. [I think it’s quite obvious]

– 70% hate their job. IT companies, time to wake up.

– 90% of bloggers belong to IT & related industry [but I think that’s peculiar to Bangalore]

– 60% write on technology

– At same time 80% claim to write CRAP. I guess, Oxford dictionary should consider making “CRAP” synonym to BLOG.

– Quite a few, 10-20% write to bring about some change in society. That was below my expectation.

Diversity of audience was still amazing. I think we had bloggers from all corners of India. Thanks to those who flew from places like Mumbai, Lucknow to attend the meet. Age group can’t be more broad 14-62 years. I bet, I will expand the band, when my child takes avatar on earth in few years. I will make him/her blog, the day he/she learns first alphabets of any language (please no one should steal me my this dream). Moreover, this will help me grab some quick giveaways of sponsors ..;-). Professionally, although a big chunk were in IT related industry, there were some good diversion, like Journalist (both current & future), Writers, social activists etc. Medical was badly represented by just 1 doctor, proving Doctors hardly have a personal life (I guess….that’s why I chose to be an Engineer). But in all it had enough diversity to bring in thoughts from all directions possible.

The exercise of mingling by talking to people and asking them to write on paper back board hung on back side (very much looked like donkeys of Afghanistan) was quite good and fun. And obviously in a room, filled with 90% testosterone charged people, a female won accolade of having maximum number of signatures on her back.

 Following this was yummy snacks and wrap up with some “Indi Police” (being new to terminology, I was wondering what Indonesia Police was doing here). Meanwhile, while way back to home, god decided to water his few remaining plants in Bangalore. Had a tough time, going through water logged roads, but luckily no vehicle splashed water on me. Some how I reached home dry, showed off my “Indi Blog T-shirt” to my rommies and glued to Idiot box to see CWG, the hottest topic today on blog world.

Overall, thanks for psychos for such fantastic mental meet. I pledge to attend more such meets, as they happen. Kudos to all IndiBlog team 🙂

 

10 steps to complete Adranaline rush October 2, 2010

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1) Just see “Raji Saaree” photo. It always radiates energy.

2) Read about “Rajni Saaree” article in newspaper. Smiles & laugh guaranteed.

3) See a “Rajni Saareee” movie trailor or his voice in some news channel.

4) See “Rajni Saarree” dubbed movie in Hindi, regularly featuring in SMAX or Star Gold during weekends. I bet for face will ask for rest, your belly will cry for relief…after such a heavy dose of laughter. It took me 1 day to settle down, after watching Sivaji.

5) If want some more, see “Rajni Saarree” movie with your dravidian friends in home. There enthusiasm will pump in extra blood, in your nerve systems.

6) Not satisfied, just watch celebration of Rajni fans club in front in cinema halls screening “Rajni Saarree” movie. I guarantee its next to hangover.

7) Still not satisfied, take part in those celebrations. You won’t get up the next day or may be weeks.

8)  want more, go and watch “Rajni Saarree” movie in a theatre.

9) Still want more watch first day, first show of “Rajni Saarree” movie in a Chennai theatre.

10) For max, gets glimpses of Rajni Godddde. Enough to land you in heaven.

Touching Rajni Saareee, means you have already landed in heaven. So its beyond the scope of earthly matters and so out of scope of my article. Its best way non-lethal, completely legal way to get adrenaline rush. No anti-doping agency or government can charge you. Make all Indian players, watch “Endiran” before common wealth games. I bet India gonna corner some extra gold. [if rumours to be believed, Australian team has already deployed this tactic and have booked secretly a cinema hall in Delhi and making their player watch “Endiran” movie].

 

Twist in the tale: Ayodhya Case October 1, 2010

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Erstwhile Ayodhya disputed site

Thankful to Source: http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs27/f/2008/127/2/2/cartoon__s_scenery_by_vanessasan.jpg

Ek verdict, ek verdict, puri country ko band karne ki takat rakhta hai. I guess, that’s one of the reason of being India being incredible. The only countries where this can happen, are its blood relatives like Pakistan, Bangladesh & Nepal.

Anyways, there is twist in the tail for this Ayodhya temple-mosque case. A litigant, which I want to file. There is actually a third claimant to the disputed land. And interestingly, this claimant is the original owner, rather occupant of this piece of land. Its NATURE, comprising of Neem trees, Banyan trees, Langurs, deers and all other gangetic flora & fauna. These are the original inhabitants of disputed land. Human in form of Aryans or whoever the tribe may be, took forcibly this land from them. They being speechless, there voice is not heard. In fact, there voice has been going unheard for thousands of years and still going unheard all over the globe.

Already, declaring near by forest in Faizabad district as Macaques sanctuary has become an election issue (read TOI dated 29th September, 2010). Why not transfer the disputed land in Ayodhya, also to forest authorities, so that monkeys can get some safe heaven in a concrete jungle. I request WWF or Jairam Ramesh (on behalf of Ministry of forests) or wildlife activists to petition in apex court, claiming land for the original inhabitants. A mid way solution (as generally proposed) for this should be building a zoological park. Anybody filing??

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Actually there is another twist. Ever wondered what happens if Rajni saare does excavation at Ayodhya. I have chosen Rajni saaare, for obvious reasons: Laws of physics won’t work. I just found, if he keeps on excavating 26.8N, 82.2 E (Ayodhya coordinates), he will end up somewhere in Texas (26.8N, 97.8W) in USA, between Texas state highway 77 and 281, with nearest habitat being Raymondville (see below picture). For me, this place being related to Ayodhya, is also a disputed site and I would like a file a suit claming this piece of land also. Anybody counselling for me???

26.8N -98W: Disputed land...It has Ayodhya roots..:-)

Disclaimer: Request to US govt, this is snapshot from google map (and not taken from any illegal agency) and is meant for fun and besides fun serves no purpose. So please restrain from drawing unwanted conclusions from the presence of map in the blog..:-). Thanks to Google map from great coordinate tracking map technology.

 

This time from Bad to Good

Filed under: Personal — omus @ 12:19 am

Always things go from good to bad. Especially in lives of our unstable generation. You read stories, blogs, and its always prevelance of negative thoughts over positives. We are so much insecure about ourselves and others, that we donot even bother to listen a word and make a pre-decision of what the other person is gonna talk. And so as usual human trait we focus our attention on bad and forget good.

But here is a story, coming as light in a dark, deep tunnel. Where things go on unexpected lines, and positive prevails over negative line of thoughts.

Disclaimer: It’s all from my vacant top floor and resemblemnce with anyone living or dead is purely coincidental.

This is story of Veggie. A guy who was deeply in love with a female character, Rit (I am in search for stable name for my female character). But things didn’t workout and they got separated. For last two years, they haven’t talked to each other, but somewhere in each’s heart, love prevailed over time. Because of this love n break up events, Veggie had developed a theory that Rit ditched him. Lot of negative thoughts had cripped in his mind over tension of break up, which over time, hardened into a case of strong negative thought. On other hand, Rit also had a tough time in overcoming the break up. But she preserved all good times they had together, remembered it, celebrated it on her own lonely ways and had developed a very positive platform. She was upset over break up, but at same time recorded it as the best moments of her life in her history book. She forgot the bad times, but remembered the good ones.

A time came, when both encountered each other again. Veggie, as usual being somewhat bully, decided to make Rit taste some of his poison, i.e all the negative thoughts he had cripped in. Rit on other hand, wanted to atleast get in touch again & remain friends. So she decided to contact him, but was apprehensive about talking straightaway, for obvious reasons of fight they had years ago, that culminated to breakup. So she sent him a SMS (modern love letters).

Rit’s SMS: Hi, How are you? Wanted to talk?

Veggie’s SMS: Better than you..Ab kya baat karna baki hai….what more you want to talk??

Rit obviously was annoyed by his rude reply, but understood this being normal. She putting herself in Veggie’s shoes, thought. Contacting after years will surely annoy anyone. So she kept her cool and messaged.

Rit’s SMS: Good to hear you are better. So would like to hear/see how much better..:-)

Veggie with thoughts pre-occupied, with his false formed concept, didn’t see her make up attempt. He kept thinking, she is here, just to trouble him. So his reply reflected same:

Veggie’s SMS: I donot want to. I have gone through enough and no more.

Rit understood. She knew its just frustation that’s coming out. Its volcano, suppressed over two years and is bound to explode one day or other. So, she thought why not make it explode today and get out all the pressure, all the venom out, once and for all. With her positives thought, she knew, its just a passing phase and below this lies same old guy. So she replied:

Rit’s SMS: But not enuf..:-)…tell anything you want. Take out all venom. Feel relaxed.

This time Veggie got some shock. He was thinking, how such a cool response came, when he was expecting a charged response. This cool response resulted in cooling some of his nerves.

Veggie’s SMS: Hey just wanted to be sorry. I msged rudely. But anyways, How are you doing?

Rit’s SMS: Friends donot say sorry. If I would have been you, may be I would have done same or worse. Anyways I am doing good. Parents have forced someone into my life. So just wanted to say you that. I had promised you once, that you will be the first one to know. I haven’t told any of my friends.

Tear came out of Veggie’s eyes. Yes, boys do cry, at end they are human beings and emotions donot see gender. The melting heart of Veggie reflected in his message.

Veggie’s SMS: Bad msg came put of inertia of bad thoughts. I presumed, we gonna fight over our failed relationship and started messaging rudely, before even lending my ears. Anyways, Congrats. I am happy for you and also surprised you remember your promise. I don’t think, I even remembered. BTW, who is he?

Rit’s SMS: Shall we talk? My fingers pain by typing so much.

Veggie on reading SMS, gave a gentle smile to himself and called her number..[As I understand from my friends, reading blogs, newspaper…girls rarely call BF…I am yet to figure out …why????? ]

Veggie (heavy voice): Hi….How are you?

Rit: Yah good. Good to listen your voice again.

Veggie: Thanks..

Rit (Interupting): No thanks n sorry..(n laughs aloud)

Veggie still had some anger. Although wax melted, but wax was still there. So, it came oneway or other .

Veggie (speaking sarcastically): I am sorry if I cracked a joke. I guess I am not allowed.

Rit understood, he is still frustated. She knew, this is moment to allow volcanic eruption & set  mind relieved off pressure.

Rit: I know you are upset over my failures years back. I think, I own responsibility and you can tell whatever you want. I give you full freedom.

Veggie (getting boiled): Yah, you …..(& suddenly stopped..2 mins silence prevails)

Rit: Veggie, take out all your venom. I completely understand your frustation. Sorry, I didn’t realize same years back.But I do now. I have put myself in your position and realized …I would do same as you did.

Veggie (Bursting in tears & laughter at a time): hey, lets forget. So tell about your latest crush…

Rit (putting a smile, she felt the explosion): Hey no crush….parents has forced him to my life. And so here I am.

Veggie: but how he is? Does he sings, as you always wanted one?

Rit:  He is good..yah he is good…I donot know if he sings or not. Its just days, we have been talking. And you know, I told him about you and we have been talking much about you only, lately.

Veggie (kind of angry): Why, are you spoiling your life n time by talking about a nonsense like me. Enjoy your time in romance..

Rit: No, I wanted to tell him truth. And he has been very supportive. Infact, he played your role and then suggested me to talk to you again, to tell sorry and mend good relationship. So please forgive me. I am really really sorry for past.

Veggie (very moved by heart): I thought just 10 mins back, you only told…”No sorry, No thanks ..between friends”. [gives a big laugh]

Rit: No really, I mean it.

Veggie (continues laugh):  hey! come on, its ok. past is past. Present is perfect.

Rit: Hope you forgiven me….and also he asked me to tell you another thing.

Veggie: What?

Rit: Thanks…Thank You…for all good memories. Whenever, I go through a bad patch, I just go through these good memories. It gives me a peace of mind.

Veggie (he is now very happy in heart): Hey..hey…you are breaking your own rule, by telling sorry n thank you. Come on (laughs).

Rit (smiling): ok..ok..ok..I won’t anymore.

Veggie: So tell about this guy. What he is doing? Where? How he looks? When are you introducing? Also, surprised about your remembering power. you remember that promise you made..casually.

Rit: I always meant, What I said….anyways I am yet to see him..

Veggie (Shocked): Yet to see him….what do you mean? Are you joking?

Rit: Yah, I haven’t seen him. It’s just …my family finalized. His and my family know each other since childhood days and it seems they use to casually joke in early days, about wedding me and him. And see coincidence, it’s happening. Anyways, my parents are happy..so, I am happy. So doesn’t matter, if we meet or not.

Veggie (a gentle smile): Wow, it sounds so filmy and romantic.

Rit: Yah it indeed is filmy..(laughs)

Veggie: But I am even touched you are telling me first. Really you haven’t told anyone.

Rit (a gentle smile): No, I really haven’t.

Veggie: Thanks Rit for such a privilege. But congrats again..best of luck…n last time I want to tell you..I will really miss you in my life.

Rit (laughs..): Hey…what are you forgetting me ? Got a fat girl or what in ur heart …that donot have a spec of a space even for me..(laughs)

Veggie (laughing): No man..nothing like that. Its just…

Rit: I understand. Anyways. Tell about you….so when you are getting hooked up?

Veggie: I donot know….I don’t think about it..just keeping busy.

Rit: hmmm….I gave lot of pain..I know it…

Veggie: hey!  NO..come on.

Veggie: You have been very good. You are best person in my life, so understanding, so cool…I donot have words. I know, I have been bad to you. But I think its just, negatives made me blind and also fate has been bad to us. [takes a deep breath]..

Rit: Yah I know when going is bad, bad gets going. But good we sailed through it, however long it may be. But anyways, good to talk to you. And let me tell you, I have same respect, same (stops..)….I had years back. Bad times may put a layer of dust on gold, but some day it has to wipe off and gold shines back with same glitter. So donot think…that I hold any grutch against you or something.U were special, U r, U ll be …. as a friend.

Veggie: I think I should tell that. I have been bad…even at start of this conversation. I was blinded by negatives, without knowing what you want to tell. I always presumed you gonna talk on negatives…..but leave it….I am very happy that we are talking.

Rit (laughs): Yah, so be in touch.

Veggie: Yah, I will be. And also introduce me, some time to your fiancee as well. You promised even this… once.(laughs)

Rit (laugh): I remember..and actaully he is very eager to meet you (stops)…So bye.

Veggie: Bye

After 5 mins, a SMS comes from Rit to Veggie. It reads “There is no guy in my life. He is my imagination..;-)…as you usual you fell in Prank trap…;-)..I made fool of you…ha ha ha…Donot call me now….let me laugh aloud myself…but anyways nice talking you after long time..be in touch..:-) “