Wednesday, June 21, 2017

My New Partner....

Introducing...... My New Partner....



                                                 Hold your breath.... He is......

From 19 choices, 4 were shortlisted and there was tough fight between two of them but Yu Yureka Black is the winner.... (and I didn't have to negotiate on any of my requirements... I even got nice to have feature that I thought of - Gorilla glass and yes, brand is Indian too.... :) )

My Dear New Mobile Phone, I hope you bring me lots of Love, Happiness, Health and Wealth... Let's make our journey memorable... Looking forward to working with you.... 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Fathers Day

I have written so many times on father-daughter relationship... For father's day I was searching for good photo of mine with my father and I was just drowned into the memories. There were good memories and bad as well.. Well, memories in the photos are never bad... all are good... Just some of them bring us tears since those memories are just past now. We feel sad because those memories can't be recreated now. I missed my granny, uncle and few other people very much. I know... I know... I should not..... Actually, I should not have seen all those photos.

To get post to the point, I searched for fathers songs and obviously saw this... and even I was warning myself not to watch this.... because I know what happens next.... I still did...
And after watching this song... I can't write now... Happy Fathers Day World...

30-days Leg Raise Challenge - Update - Week 2

I know, technically its not week 2 but then yeah, as I had stated earlier, I didn't do this when my son was not around. Anyway, still did and it was good. It's our playtime. My son only reminds me now... Mamma we haven't done exercise today. I do take breaks in between and don't do all of them in one go.

Talking till battery is dead

Happiness is when you tell your ex-Roomie that you have read really very very very horror story and she gives you company all night on phone... When battery is dead after talking for hours, you continue talking with charger plugged in the mobile.

Gujarat Boards 12th class topper who scored 99.9 percent turns monk

It's old news now... I had started this post writing two weeks back...couldn't post it so posting now.

VarshilBhai who topped Gujrat state boards in 12th with 99.9% became MUNI SHREE SUVIRYARATNA VIJAYJI Maharaj Saab.


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Mere Rashke Qamar

Last week came across this video on facebook and I liked it. When I shared it with my collegue her reaction was, this is circulating on facebook since last 2-3 months and you are watching this today... :

Seriously, there are many times when we feel outdated... (When you talk with younsters, college students, do you actually understand their lingo or most of the words? ) But you know what... I don't mind now... Everybody has different priorities... In my priorities, this is not as important as hers. So that's fine.

Anyway, point is I liked the video... Well, I am actually fan of the original song... the Nusrat Fatah Ali Khan one... even its reformed version is good... Then there is one more version of Altaf Raja but it has slightly different lyrics... I like this lyrics more.

Usne sharmaake mere sawalat par, aise gardan jhukaai maza aa gaya... On this line, I am trying to recollect a Marathi shaayar which I was fan of in my college days.. I had read his one book... It had some shayari related to Odhni.... something bold and full of confidence... don't remember...

PS: Just a second, I watched this video from youtube after I posted it and it is not complete. It don't have their childhood story at all. For complete video, check this....
  And you don't have to login to your facebook account to view the video.

Enjoying Life...

I am in very good mood now. I actually participated in some competition today and I just hope I get through this for second round. Fingers crossed. (By the way, while I am typing this, I have already started with preparation of second case I get selected for second round... I should be prepared... :) )

My mother's reaction was typical mother's reaction for her daughter... "When you don't have to work, you just find yourself something but don't think of doing any household chore...You could have cleaned this or that.... ". "Oh Mom... please give me a break... I do enough of them already... "

I am really very grateful to God for giving me such family who no matter what, always sees the silver lining to the cloud... My family will always see for the positive side and will look for the solution of anything. It goes back into my childhood... whatever things I remember... my parents were always like that... and I am really very glad that I have inherited that....

Even when I was kid I remember,  once my classmate played a prank on me saying that I failed in some examination. I was obviously not "Fail" student anytime but after shedding few tears my reaction was, "Ohh... so this is actually good because now I won't have to buy that expensive jeans pants which I had thought to buy after I pass the examination... good that money is saved." and I smiled. Seeing me normal again, my classmate revealed that it was prank and I had passed the examination and my reaction on this was, "Oh Vow... so God wants me to enjoy wearing that expensive jeans pants now itself. Thank You God." Obviously my classmate was upset.

You know what... now I realize... this behavior makes many culprits intentions fail badly... In real world, we meet many people who purely want to hurt you or want to see you struggle, crying, begging etc. Why we actually help them by doing the way they are hoping.  I know, if someone will be happy seeing me cry and if I am actually crying, I am actually helping that person succeed in his bad intentions.

Many times I get questions.... Why? Why don't you do this? Why you don't take it seriously? Why you let them make fun of you? Didn't it hurt you? Don't you feel that you should be at ...? How can you keep so cool? and so on...

Seriously? I mean... my life is so good that should I be wasting my precious moments thinking over all this bullshit... Oh my....I think Osho and all those readings throughout the years have just mixed in my blood now...

Home alone? That's fine... instead of fighting over and shedding tears, enjoy bachelorhood... meet friends, visit places, go on treks, picnics etc.

Phone broken? No issues.... Try new things....Take a break from social media (know what, I am just writing this... this is very easy saying than actually doing it ) .

Life is good. Thank You God... for giving me such a variety of experiences... and God... please... please... get me to the final round... (I am requesting for direct final round... okay? God, You know what it means... )

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Everytime You Go Away....

Couldn't sleep all night properly... whenever I did, I was waking up with "chills" and thrilling feeling... you know, it is said that if you wake up suddenly in the night, some ghost is staring you for long time and trying to read your mind. In my case, I know my ghost who is staring at me... :) It is my subconscious mind who has lots of things to-do, off course....

So, since couldn't sleep, got up, did all the chores, cooked so many dishes, had a royal bath and got ready too.. But no sunrise yet... Even my son was sleeping... Just worried about him... It's his first day at school this year. Will he cry by seeing other children cry... He shouldn't.... He behaves so cute sometimes... I just love him... I mean... see, even if I am not it lovey-dovey mood and I am instructing him in say plain voice tone... not in anger... He will say... "Mamma... say it with love..." and he will enact me...He will say just like me... and will say me. "Mamma say like this.... Betaa.... My kidduu.. eat this.... " and other words that I sometimes call him...His such behavior... I mean even if I am angry on him say because he is not listening to me for doing something, my anger melts... God... He just knows perfectly how to handle me... :)
Dear God... you know everything... I just want him to be with me always... Is this very much a mother in me asking for? I know, whatever you will do will be for his better future.... But God, I think his future is with me...


Monday, June 12, 2017

Tere bin Mai kaise Jiya

I don't know why I am missing this song since the time I am without my mobile... This song was never in my playlist though I had to listen it daily since my roommate would play it all day...
Tere Bin Mai yu kaise Jiya....Kaise jiya Tere bin...

Tere Bin Main Yun Kaise Jiya by sarfaraznarejo

Seriously, my dear mobile... Baby when you're gone, I realized I am in love... :)

When We have to live without Mobile phone

Alright, so I am not mobile phone addict but here comes the true life emergency. I have say broken my phone and I am living without any phone now. :(

Flashback :

I was supposed to work on weekend but last minute work plan got postponed to a weekday. I was just enjoying lazy weekend start when my family made a sudden plan for a weekend outing.... to a beach... Within few hours, we were driving to the destination. I enjoyed the journey. The pain started when I actually entered the place we booked. I saw my phone and there was no network coverage at all. I went out and I actually roamed around the place searching for network coverage but I didn't find any. I tried each family member's cell phone but no luck. The heart was just restless because of no mobile coverage. Brain came for argument with heart this time. "My dear heart, why are you so restless? What will happen if there is no network coverage? Just answer, is anyone going to call you?" "No." "Do you need to call anyone now?"  "No". Is anyone going to text you?" Heart was really getting upset by this question-answer session. "No... wait... just before some time... when we took dinner break from driving, one of my friend actually texted me checking if I had reached as soon as I came online.... rather two more friends... So yes... there are people who will text me...who will care for me....  and I need to respond them...". Brain asked, "Okay, and how are you going to do that?" Heart was silent... "Okay, at least let me inform my friends that there is no network coverage here, me my brain...." "Okay, that we can do...will have to do some kide". I actually did lots of tantrums to get 4 MB of internet shared from another guest in the hotel who had network and did my job.
Now, cut to day 2: I am in a sea beach, clicking photos of my family members in the water using my mobile. Suddenly a deep ocean wave came forcefully and wiped me in the water... It was so strong, I was drowned and so my mobile. My family members came to my rescue and I got up searching for phone. Yes... Phone was drowned. We actually searched a lot and by grace of God, we found the phone soon. (I actually heaved a sigh of relief. I had lost my very expensive sunglasses in the ocean in one trip, one favorite cap which I never saw again. )  I kept it back in the car. Later I tried to dry it and after it was dried, I tried to start it. It was not starting. It was showing error message "Have been in meta mode. Please click power button and boot normally". But it never did boot normally. After some time this message was also vanished. It would just vibrate internally and restart. But was all black dead on the screen. I was so upset now. I actually missed other beach visits. I had requested my family to carry on without me while I was trying to repair my phone. I did a LOT try. Actually, this time not only heart was sad but even the brain was upset. Brain had already done the mathematics. Brain could bear phone off without network coverage for few hours. But for whole day? No way.... My mobile is my asset... One day my mobile is off and I have loss of at least $20. So this is not right. Phone should start. Tried to google with other phone and tried all the options.. After long time and googling and researching, lost hope to start it on my own. It was so painful moment. Telepathy works and everything is right but sometimes, you just need your phone. Like I have fights and arguments between brain and heart, similarly everybody has. God please... I need phone badly... Please God... please... don't do this... And God... Google says I will lose all my data... No God... please all my photos are there.... I haven't even backed up those beach photos yet...

But truth is phone is damaged and now with customer service center. The customer service center staff will check it and inform me if it can be repaired or not. Before end of the day today, there was no update from customer service center, though I had followed up twice.
Anyway whatever the repairing guys come up with... may be it can be repaired... and everything happens good, photos are recovered and I will get all my data.... But I will definitely plan for worst case scenario too. I need to be ready with my backup plan. So, worst case scenario my phone can't be repaired, I will need a new phone as soon as possible. And you all know looking at my history, how much research I do to buy even a simple thing.. I have started with my research now though I don't wish to buy a phone now...

Listing my requirements first...
Obviously, I am not iPhone person so, no iPhone, it has to be android, latest one...
I will go for 4GB Ram... I need 32 GB + Storage Memory...which should be expandable.. Camera 13 MP plus, 8 MP minimum in front side, Display I can go with 5 inches, Processor I will have Octacore,  may or may not have dual sim, must have radio,  And off course latest android or at least it should be upgradable to latest one... Gorrilla glass -nice to have (If I am using it, it has to have rough and tough, isn't it?) , water resistant - nice to have...I do wish Qwerty keyboard but experience says that I don't get it with other requirements so this is optional and yes last but not the least... I will prefer Indian brand... and yes, budget... I think I am not spending more than 10000 on this... but my initial research is suggesting, I should go up to 13000 at least.  Okay... 10K is budget... little bit above...

I will plot my table features wise in excel and will see which features I can negotiate on...

I had actually had a special prayer to God for mobile phone... and I still have hope, my phone will be back again just like he left. My dear phone, it was all my mistake, I didn't care for you enough. Please come back and I promise I will care for you always. (I am talking about phone, right? :) )

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Jaane Kaise Kab Kaha

So as mentioned I do get up early as I have to finish all my chores before my son wakes up... ( and he really gets up early morning). When I am in kitchen cooking, my radio is on many times. Since it's very early in the morning, no regular RJs are on the shows and really some cool songs are being played.

This morning I was making chapatis when this song came and actually I started dancing. I mean seriously? This song? There's nothing special in this song then why? I don't know... Just felt happy and  felt like dancing and... wait a minute.... who is rowing their boat in this video? I mean sometimes videos are such dumb... But you know what... I am not feeling to say any bad thing about this song... don't know why... (Oh God... is it like... you know what I mean, right? But how would I know.. ). Dear God...
Anyway, so this was on my loop for whole day and when I was humming this, my coworker was like "you have grown old, sister". Seriously? Oh no...


Goals for the Month - June 2017

Here are my goals for this month.
  • Exercise :
This month, exercise is something that I am making my first priority. As you all know, I will be stopping eating mangoes in this month. Just like each year, these mango months take a toll on the tummy.  I will have to reduce the mango mass from my body L .  I think I have already gained some weight last month (though not checked yet). And moreover my main goal is, I would like to be more fit for my upcoming treks and monsoon trips.
  • Plank -- Planks for minimum 20 days. – This was good core exercise that I should not have given up.
  • Drinking 5 liters of Water daily – Rainy season should not impact my water intake… rather due to flu season I should be drinking more to prevent from cold.
  • Drinking Milk Daily -- Continue with this. I can actually start daily turmeric milk. Let’s start. At least  15 days of turmeric milk.
  • Walking/Playing 30 minutes --  I will be walking for at least 30 minutes. In case walking is not done, I will mandatorily play with my son. Anyway, walking and playing both can be done. But definitely, playing with me totally depends on the mood of my son. 
  • Research about Fitness tracker – I am planning to buy fitness tracker once again and it should be really useful this time. So, I plan to research about it and finalize on one in this month.
By the way, not bragging, and not related to my goals too, but just wanted to share.. whatever I do for fitness, I try to make sure that at least some percentage of all this, my father is following. And I am very glad that, now he himself follows most of the things without giving him reminders. I forgot to pack him Green tea box and he actually bought him the box and drinking it without reminding. Whenever I call him in the day to check if he had exercised, drank green tea, salads, milk, fruits he had done most of the things already. May be he likes that someone is taking care and he should do it for himself to be fit.
  • Reading and Writing :
I want to spend time in reading and writing instead of wasting it here and there.
  • Read and Review – Reading 4 books and submit its review.
  • Post all the older reviews in a book-review blog. – For time being, I will simply use any free platform… wordpress may be…
  •  Publish a finance article in local news channel. It’s been long time, I am not in print media.
  •  Technical blog posts publishing.
  • One technical article.
  • PDUs— Just a couple of PDUs which I can earn by interesting ways may be.
  • Finance Planning :
Review finances and plan according to the situation and start and stop SIPs, buy/sell accordingly.
  • This month my car insurance is due for renewal. I need to search, compare good deals as per my requirement before renewing.
  • Pay premiums of the due policies.
  • Tax planning -- Set all the automatic payments this month.
  • File return. (I am writing this… but I know… this is not happening, until the last minute… Still will write it here…)
  • Shopping :
  • Actually, this month is son’s school starting month. So admission fees, school material, uniform, school bag, his lunchbox, water bag and what not…Everything needs to be bought for him.
  • For home I am planning to buy new water purifier this month. But I will make this purchase only if I don’t have to buy mobile.
  • My mother says I need new rain wear. I don't think so, but may be she is right. I need new jacket for protecting myself from rain.
  • There is one more thing needs shopping in this month. My anklets have been damaged and I am really habitual to them now. So, I need to purchase new pair. Obviously, I will buy original rough and tough which will definitely cost me a chunk. Lots of shopping this month.
  • And yes… if I am going to my office picnic, I need to do some clothes shopping as well.
By the way, I have some unexpected money and I need to spend it. As mentioned earlier, I don’t wish to just “spend it”, instead I wish to make it as investment which will generate me income. Not yet decided… but this should be back in the subconscious mind to think about this.
  • Life Skills :
  • Car Driving – Continue with practice. I pass by a famous Ganapti temple in the city and certain days it becomes so crowded there that my car leaves me. I want my driving in the city should be as smooth as on the highways. I plan to drive to some Monson trip next month.
  • Cooking :  I will try some nice soup this month. and yes, lollypops... fruits lollypops and some other kids friendly products. My son is just asking for everything he sees and I need to make healthy version for him.
  • Try different styles of eye-liner – I read an article where there was a list of things that one (girl) should master before turning 30. It had perfect winged eye-liner. Seriously? I am not perfect in it. So, I am practicing it. Before end of this month, I should master it. Let’s see.  By the way, where is my 30 before 30 list? I have just forgotten about it. I need to review it. I couldn’t complete those tasks before 30 doesn’t mean I am not going to do them. Sometime soon on this….
  • Learning language – This needs to be picked up again… I actually... am feeling to learn it from someone personally may be... I don't know if that is good option or learning on myself and then talking would be better.
  • Hobby : Creating something cool. Now my son actually asks me to make something for him so this may be possible.
  • Religion/Spiritual :
  • Get son admitted to annual course of religion.
  • Chanting 108 mantras for 20 days -- This is going okay these days so I think I will be able to achieve this easily.
  • One special type of fast – We have different types of fasts where we either don’t eat/drink anything or there is some limitation on eating. My body don’t allow me complete no eating drinking fast. So, I am planning for a fast where I will be eating without oil, salt, sweet etc.
    • Leisure :
      I am actually not in mood to put anything in this while writing this. I just don't have good mood now. So may be I will comeback when I actually will feel to treat myself.
    • Weekends --
    • Salon and Spa -
    • Lunch/ Dinner Date -
    • Bike Servicing  - BADLY NEEDED. Do as soon as possible.
     This month I think will be decider month for many things. I just don't want to be hanging on somewhere. Somewhere will have to take a stand. Let's see what happens. I know, God is always with me.

    Veggies Salad

    There is farmer's strike going on in the city and getting vegetables have really became tough task. But still I managed to get so many veggies​ for my daily Salad.
    Happy Healthy Eating...

    Tere Aane ki jab Khabar Lahake...

    I met few of my friends after around 13 years. It was all memories time... revisiting them...

    Bunking lectures and sitting under tree in the college was our favorite pastime for a particular teacher. We would sit together for group study at someone's home and keep on watching songs. Oh yeah... those were the years when I was working with local television. I was the only one who would pay all the canteen bills... whoever would eat anything from our group, bill was always on me since I was only getting the regular paycheck and it was really handsome paycheck... I would also use sometimes my media person's personality to our use. Even if it Cricket Match between India-Pakistan (like today when everybody was busy with India -Pakistan match and we remembering our India-Pakistan days),  I would take my reporters to my college gang only to take bytes of the enthusiasm among the young generation. We would plant it so naturally... Oh God and then "Sachin.....Sachin.....". My editor had observed this later that each time we meet a specific group randomly on road for news bytes. ( :) )
    We would celebrate all the events, festivals and everything together. Someone from the group received love letter and all the girls gang became Sherlock Holmes.
    Then there was this local on demand music channel in the city operating from the same office where I would work. It was the channel where we were supposed to telephone and choose our favorite song and it would play then in next 10 minutes's time. So our first thing was whenever we would be together at someone's home, we would definitely going to ring to "On-demand" for some song. Everybody's taste would differ in college so each time different songs we would request. There was a very simple-sober-always in Panjabi dress and total "sushil" type girl who would request the remix version of "Kaata Laga". Seriously, our true colors are only seen while we are with our friends. So now, I would use (or misuse may be) my being in the office. I would do some "technical things" in the on-demand software in the backend whenever I would be in office and it would play songs without actually dialing the telephone. Anyways,  fathers of all friends in the group would scold their daughters for huge telephone bill. And then we had set different meanings of miss-calls. Like say, 3 rings time of broadcasting my news would be "Check my news, I have wore something special today or say there is something special in the news". So, 2 rings in a particular fashion was to say, "Check on-demand channel. Somebody's favorite song is playing. I would get a list daily to play favorite songs and I would definitely do that.
    Now cut 2... flashback to my Masters days... Now, I was learning in other city but I was still working with channel. Whenever I would come back in the city, I would go for news. Instead of monthly paycheck, that was daily basis in that case. I would do advertisements, voice-over and other freelancer things for the office along with news reporting things. I was very home sick since it was first time I had left my parents and home and city and everything I loved. Now, this is a secret that whenever I would come back, I would play this song for myself... say dedicated from my father to me... or from my city to me... (yeah... this self love kind of thing goes deep into past... I was always in love with myself and would dedicate songs for myself... :) ).  I would never ever inform to my group about this song and that I had played it... But one day, one of the friends in group noticed it and confronted, "How come each time this song get played when you come back home and we are together". Seriously man... you can't hide anything from true friends....Off course, there were few more songs that I played for myself which they never realized... But this one got caught... Anyway, I was the only gazal person in the group....

    Anyway, so somehow I was missing this song and was on my loop continuously for last three days.

    Have to end the post now. I know, I am ending the post abruptly.... (main reason is this post is sitting in my drafts for last 5 days and I have already others blog posts lined up....). Nothing is more amazing than Jagjeet Singh's sweet voice...Seriously...  What  beautiful words....

    Raat bhar sochta raha Tuzko... Jahno dil mere raat bhar mahke...
    Tere aane ki jab khabar lahke...Teri Khushboo se sara ghar Mahake

    And these days... there are songs like... Shahar me hu mai tere...aake muze mil to le...
    Though this is on similar notes, this can never express the feelings that you feel when your near and dear one is in the city....after long...

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    30-days Leg Raise Challenge - Update - Week 1

    Okay, so this has been started and I am doing it with all heart. Actually it's fun time with my son. I am teaching him counting numbers when I do leg raises. So he counts and I exercise. (This means I did this only when he was with me.) Not completely regular, but at least started.

    Goals for the Month - May 2017 - Month end Review

    I don't have much positive updates this month. Actually I am feeling... what? It's already month end? I haven't achieved much this month. Anyway, I will just "give excuse" as I had set goal just for few days in May. You can find my May goals here..

    • Read and Review -- Well, no 3 reviews done. Only one was done. The process is lengthy so have to plan accordingly now in future. I did collect my old book review posts and article though not published anywhere yet.  I am marking this as 40% only.  -- Failed.

    • Writing: Well, not done whatever I planned but did many good things. I am going to give this 50%. Well, still it is Failed only.

    • Shopping : Okay, passed. 90%

    • Cooking :  100%. No cooking... you know there is a famous meme for this... The three words married women love... No Cooking Today... :) Offcourse, I do cook healthy whatever is required and my and my son's minimum requirements are "many" so... He also chooses from so many options to eat. He need "green", "pink", "yellow", "blue"(I don't understand what I make blue now).

    • Weekends -- Planned things went perfect... rather better than expected... Most of the weekends I was working and there was little time to sit upset.. though there were couple of weekends like that. 90%

    • Foot Spa and Spa - Okay, Foot Spa I did and it was  really good. But what more exciting was I tried Reflexology for feet. This month, because of wedding in family, I had used my salon budget 3 times. And since I had already blown the budget 3 times (3 times the estimated budget), I still went to "look good" for a friend whom I was meeting after long. :) I thought anyway, I had overused the budgeted amount, so let's make it 4 times of planned budget so I tried Reflexology too. The cheapest of all was some 700 bucks for feet so tried that and seriously, it was awesome experience. The foot spa I did initially but reflexology was done end of the month and I was like "why I didn't do this earlier"... I should not have gone for foot spa, I should have gone for this reflexology only. 100%
    • PDUs-- I had actually earned couple of PDUs. I will login to portal and will publish it soon. 100%. Done..

    • Drinking 5 liters of Water daily -- Done - 100%.

    • Drinking Milk Daily -- Not regular.... 70% Done

    • Tax planning -- Not as expected but okay okay... 60%

    • Lunch/ Dinner Date : Needless to say... 100% done. Went with son too... Now he too asks me for dinner date in restaurant.

    • Walking 30 minutes --  Okay. 60%.

    • Chanting 108 mantras for 20 days -- Done 100%.

    • Plank -- 60%.

    • Finance Planning -- 70%.

    • Car Driving -- 60% done. Also prepared with maps and all for monsoon trip. Servicing done too.

    • Skill -- Well, not as I had expected to be. But yes, few things I do understand and I can say. Better I wont hurry in this. 40%.

    • Hobby : Not done. Though I created one "Calm Down Bottle" but not participated in contest. 20%.

    • Bike Servicing  - Oh God... Not done... I know, I need to do this... Rains have been started already. Roads will be slippery and need to take care.  0%

    When month actually ended, I was not in good mood to post the review. Today though these numbers are not good, I am feeling positive and I know, I can achieve all of these very easily. So, let's meet in June Goals.

    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    On the Path of Self Actualization

    In materialistic world, she was my friend... Now, She is SmitRatna Shriji  MaharajSaab...
    Mathyen Vandami Maharaaj Saab.


    Friday, June 2, 2017

    What do seeing Repeating Numbers mean?

    Last few days I am observing that I am seeing the repetitive numbers more often. I observed this while watching the time first. Whenever I am checking time, it's showing me something like 1.11,2.22, 3.33, 5.55 etc. This is happening more frequently. One of my mobiles which I use to listen music is set to some other time zone by default. So this is happening with that too now. So even if I am just changing radio channel or music, I am seeing the time as say 5.55 or say when I am checking my messages and time above is 1.11.  Since this is happening a LOT last few days, I searched about it and guess what, it actually has some meaning associated with it.

    Seeing repetitive numbers in sequence is sign that universe is trying to tell you something. Oh my God, seriously? What? Here are some websites that I checked and according to them different numbers signifies different aspects.

    Okay, so what all of these are trying to say me, let me decode... It is a Wake up call, let go of past, change is ahead, need to balance the life, new relationship demands, building new life etc. Alright! This is very generic by the way. I mean what I understand by this?

    By the way, my own logical brain has another reaction to all this. Brain "feels" (:) ) this is all rubbish. Here is what it saying...
    First of all, stop searching for meanings in random things. You are just checking time a lot that's why you are observing these numbers. They were always there, just you didn't notice. Second, while on roads also I am seeing the repetitive numbers on number plate and here is my brain saying... As always, all these numbers were like this only... Just the fact that may be your eyes were searching for some particular number on vehicles and hence you have started observing them. There is nothing unusual about the numbers. Better use your time for not checking time and phones often and don't observe the number plates... That's not gonna happen...and you know that....

    I feel my brain is becoming like "boring" or "..." I am not going to say that to my own self... :)

     Anyway, good reads... good for one time read, came to know something new so thought to share... Happy Friday Folks... Have a great weekend ahead...

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    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Kanhaa So Ja Jara...

    A coworker was frustrated because she has to see Bahubali 2 movie twice because of her two different dates and she didn’t like the movie at all. She was feeling it all the comedy movie. I mean see the scenes… The boomrang scene which is actually the Angry Birds trick… or the scene where they had actually bought Ship ticket but later in the song they travelled by flight…

    Now see this song for example… I don't know if real Princess actually sings or not in public. And I don't understand when these Princesses or Queens sing the songs, how come they can be heard to so far distance... Remember Jodha's song?

    Hindi version

    And here is don’t know which language version…

    By the way, who is this singer? Madhushree.... Okay, have to check out...

    Monday, May 29, 2017

    Baarish and

    There is no rain in the city for last few days... But somehow I am in rainymood. This song is playing continuously on loop and so is my singing. My coworkers are making fun by saying that its too much of rain now... Our cubicle will get flooded in so much rain while it is not actually raining outside. Change the song...
    Seriously?  I just want to sing this song... and I guess, it will rain today... though its bright sunny outside now.. Let's see... I was (and am)  not very much fan of this song but today I am feeling to listen... That's it. By the way, though I am posting video here, I haven't seen the video of this song yet...I am happy with audio and Arjit Singh's voice only..

     Hawaon se Tera pata puchta hu... Ab to aaja Tu kahi se...
    Ye Mausum ki barish... ye barish ka pani...
    ye pani ki boondein, Tuze hi to dhunde...
    Ye milne ki khwaish, ye khawish purani...

    Recently, I came across with website and it is awesome. If it is not raining outside and you want to get feel of rain, just go to the website. You will hear rainy sounds, various sounds... You can use it for sleeping. Just open browser, close your eyes and you will feel it's actually raining... They also have mobile apps.
    I feel why I didn't come across this website earlier... Everyone has that relationship with the rains... In my teens, I had actually written poems while watching the rains, dreamt about my future... Anyway, so this is very good tool to concentrate on work, writing as well. Just check the comments on the page and you will know how people actual use it. Definitely this is going to be my favorite one now in my all browsers...

    Good Morning People, may God bless you with rain of happiness today...  

    Sunday, May 28, 2017

    30-days Leg Raise Challenge - Update - Week 0

    Just a single line update that I haven't started this challenge in this week. I was not in best of my health so didn't actually stretch myself. Will be starting from today.

    Maktoob, Power of positivity, love and choosing to be Happy

    Alright, if you are my regular reader, you know that most of the times I am a positive person. I do feel my lows at times but that's momentarily. Once that "negative" moment is passed, I am again positive person. By the way, it's okay to feel anger, negativity, sad, depressed at some time, isn't it? Feelings are something which make us human, right? So, it's okay to be angry, but it's not okay to be cruel.

    Anyway, so this positivity keeps showing me it's power millions of times. I meet good people, even strangers help me.  If I am not prepared for something, I will just go to sleep and when I wake up I will be prepared. Means even Dreams are also filled with this positive energy... say I am sleeping alone and in dreams I am afraid of something... In dreams, someone very special will text chat with me (who will never, by the way in real world) for something... So that I get company and I don't feel scared. There is this connection and the bond between your friends also where no logic works. You are feeling very down and your friend who will text once in blue moon, will send something so motivational that you actually end up calling the person.... and about my "love theory" I have written so many times already...  That is also positivity power... power of love...
    I strongly believe in strength of love. Yes, in real world, I do have suffered in love and had issues. But this did not make my trust in love any lesser. I still believe "That's the way it is".
    I mean see for example, I am in bad mood last few days, I am feeling like someone is betraying me even after its all over.. That's all did hurt... But then I chose to work on it.. to cheer me up and I am consciously listening to motivational songs, listening to love radio channels only  which make you love yourself more... (Haven't you observed this that whenever you listen true, good love songs, you feel good... good about yourself may be... if you love yourself off course... you get that strength to move mountains... well not actual mountains... but to do something great). I have experienced this so many times... When I am in bad mood and whining, nothing good happens... Everything is going bad and failures everywhere... But when I choose to be happy and don't worry about anything... Everything is good... I get success everywhere... I will get happy experiences, I will be successful everywhere, I mean even if I fail, I am still happy because I get something good out of it too.. Okay latest example... it's your wedding anniversary... and obviously you are somewhere deep in heart feeling little bit sad for how life turned bad and etc etc. But you choose to be happy and guess what... you get a call from radio station that you have won " a couple voucher for a weekend getaway".. Oh. my. God... This is the place where you had gifted a picnic to your husband in your happy times... Now, God knows that you are alone and God don't want you to spend the day alone crying or feeling sad, instead God is giving you all the reason to go alone and celebrate your wedding anniversary your way ... 

    You know what, it's this bond only where your heart knows everything...when you, your logical brain don't know things or facts, it's the heart who already knows everything...You know the "Maktoob" kind of thing.... There are hundreds of experiences where I "didn't know the facts" but heart had sensed the future... you see that "Koi phool na khila fir khooshbu kaha se aai" thing... or "The Final Count Down" thing or may be "Janam dekh lo mit gai duriya, mai yaha hu" or "Here, I am" feeling or that "Mai karungi intzaar" feeling...

    Oh my God... I am just writing random things... But that's up... let your thoughts flow freely baby... It's required every once in a while.... even though it doesn't make sense..

    PS: After I wrote the title of this post, I seriously missed my colleague friend so much. There was a friend in office with whom I would discuss anything, right from the book I am reading currently, the shows I am watching, mostly Pretty Little Liars, to making her listen the stupidest song that I am listening that day. So this word, "Maktoob" was not only mine but her favorite phrase too. She would also have similar thoughts about positivity. There would be many co-incidences with her in the office that some "logical" person would doubt, how it is possible. But we both have accepted that fact very well with this word only "Maktoob".  I miss someone to have these daily chats and dramas in office now.

    Anyway, so power of love and positivity had given me good work and results today...I have also got the strength to fight with the problems past is creating now... as I said, even though I might fall off the cliff, I am sure, God will catch me or I will learn to fly...

    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Chapati Noodles

    I am seriously turning into serious mother. I made noodles from Chapati for my son. It really turned out to be tasty.... Taste with nutrition....

    B +

    I keep on smiling on many things, let go of many things or I don't react on things as people want me to react. I keep on thinking "Not a big deal" like the movie "Chalo Dilli" may be. But yes, there is something which is going to be "a real big deal".  Everyone have problems in life and so do I. I don't know what should it be called, a problem or the solution. Whatever it is, going to change the life forever. I am going to face millions of problems, I may cry for some nights and I don't have answers of millions of questions myself yet. However, there is only one thing for sure... I am strong, confident and positive... Whatever life throws, I will survive... I thought about the worst things at the moment that I can think of and I think all is happening for something good.

    God, I know, whatever you will do that will be for my betterment. I know you do everything for a reason.  Just give me the strength to bear all this. Don't let break me. I know, I am falling from a big mountain and it's dark everywhere and I don't know what is lying ahead of me or where I am heading to after this fall from a cliff. But I trust you... either you will catch me or you will teach me to fly.

    No matter what life throws, be positive...ALL THE TIME... BE POSITIVE... Everything is gonna be okay.

    Sunday, May 21, 2017

    Lazy Sunday..... going to be missing Sunday....

    A very lazy Sunday... I did not do anything. I am not in best of my health..  This picture says it all. This is what all I did... drank teas, stayed in bed and browsed internet... 0 productivity for today. No motivation to do anyyything... No cooking, not even salad...  I thought to myself, its okay, lets rest atleast... That also I couldn't do. Why brain just don't stop thinking even for a single minute. And when you decide that you are not going to think anything and try to relax, you will think of all bad things first. You will think about what, why, who, where, how come and remember all the bad things from past... I really need to mediate...

    I have lots of things to do... No advance meal preparation done for coming week, no vegetables shopping, no cleaning, no household chores......On internet too, have few things to do... payments, investments...But you see not in productive mood so can't do anything... And now  Sunday has came to an end... I am really feeling like there was no Sunday at all.. I am still living in the Saturday night.... You know, like that movie Sunday, I am missing whole Sunday from my life... I really don't want Monday to come so early.... But don't know, wish it should come early so that I will be out from this mood and "work" at least.
    Anyway, I wouldn't mind if I would have at least able to sleep for some time... That's what my body need the most at present. But it seems that is also not possible now.
    You people, have Happy Sunday Evening and I will try to see if I can get one "more Sunday" in my life. :(


    Mai Karungi Tera Intzaar....

    YouTube did show this song now... See the video... seriously?

    I mean I don't even want to comment on this... . I just pray there should be always happy ending to everything... and ending is not just when hero-heroine gets together... It's actually the beginning of the story... Later its their responsibility to be together in all thick and thin and work out and fight with whole world, for issues, if any.
    Oh God... :) I think I should be sleeping now... Random thoughts are coming in mind.
    Good Night World... Sweet Dreams... Happy Sunday...

    30-days Leg Raise Challenge

    Fitness Café has again came up with something that I found interesting. It claims to burn the belly fat. Let's see if it actually does so or not. I am joining this challenge from today. Ideally I should have started it with new month.. But I don't want to waste 10 remaining days of this month. So I will start from today...
    I will be posting my updates each week and at the end of the challenge. This starts today... It's around 2 Am in the clock now so already new date has started. Hence, I can actually start exercising now itself before sleeping and it should count in day 1. Anyhow, I am not feeling sleepy... Oh God... sleepless nights... There should be good reason for sleepless nights... (say reading a good book.... ;) ). We should not spend nights sleepless worrying about something or someone. God... why you give reasons to worry?

    Anyway, all the best for this 30 days leg raise challenge. Get set Go...

    Goals for the Month - May 2017

    As of publishing the goals post, already more than half of the month has passed and just few days are remaining for month end. But as stated earlier, I was not able to publish my goals here doesn't mean that I had not set them on my time. As of today, I had actually worked on many of them already.
    I had actually set May end as a deadline to be free from  many worries. So, to meet my deadline I am doing and I still have to take many little steps.
    • Read and Review -- I have got a gig for reviewing books. This is paid opportunity with little payment initially. My payment will increase as the quantity and quality of my reviews increase. To start with, I am starting small. I will be reviewing 3 books this month. Meanwhile, I also need to search for my old written book reviews that I can add to my portfolio. I will setup a book-review blog for them to display may be.

    • Writing: I am again making writing as my priority. I will be spending much time reading+writing. I want to write whatever I have in my drafts, bookmarks and mind since long. Let the posts be flooded to my technical blog. Minimum 5 posts to technical blog after today and a full length technical article. As I had stated in my annual goals, I need to get my numbers back for my websites, so to increase my followers, I need to post regularly. Here also I will be posting more often.. even if its just a song that heart is singing.

    • Shopping : No shopping... only essential things for home and son will be bought this month.

    • Cooking :  Well, now here is dilemma. :) Dilemma... Okay... so between heart and mind.. Mind is saying don't waste time in cooking and heart is saying... let's try some new dish... new salad... new recipe...Well, I am listening to mind at this moment and no cooking... only daily minimum cooking for daily survival.

    • Weekends -- Though I wish to go out and enjoy life...I will be spending all my weekends in my office, doing my planned things including rebranding, marketing etc.. have to meet my deadline.

    • Foot Spa and Spa - Okay, so I am not going to enjoy weekends. But I don't want to be upset too. I guess this is perfect time for trying foot spa. I have never tried foot spa. I visit salon for pedicure regularly and I am guessing foot spa should be some advanced thing sort of pedicure with more relaxation and leisure activity may be. Well, I am not sure about the salon where I will be doing this. Lakme or Enrich don't have it for sure. I think if I don't find some good place, I can go with DIY at home one for this month. My goal is to start with it at least. And yes, I have a voucher of a spa discount which will be expiring this month. Hence, I will have to use it that too. I got it as my Women's day gift and it is not near my home. So, have to invest more time to travel to this place (first search it) and then spa day. Weekend day will be spent.

    • PDUs-- I am not planning for any of it actually this month. So, even couple of PDUs will be okay for this month. That I can actually get by attending chapter's meeting and business lunch/dinner whatever is planned for this month.

    • Drinking 5 liters of Water daily -- This got a setback in this month for few days. So again strictly have to check that I am drinking atleast 5 liters of water daily.

    • Drinking Milk Daily -- Continue with this.

    • Tax planning -- Beginning of the planning... set all the automatic payments this month.

    • Lunch/ Dinner Date : I will have minimum of 6 Lunch/dinner dates with myself. Seriously this is badly needed. A couple of days ago, I was just upset for something and I thought to cheer me up by lunch date with myself. I went to a place and the waiter asked me "How many people, Madam?". I gave him dead cold stare and replied with a sweet smile, "I, Me and myself.... I am Single person". He said , "Sorry, Madam". My mood was refreshed there itself...On my confident reply... If you are confident enough to walk in a restaurant have your lunch/dinner date with yourself, if you can go and enjoy a live-in-concert alone by yourself... do you think you need someone to make you happy? Your happiness is right inside you.. Don't depend on anyone....Anyway so lunch/dinner/snacks dates badly needed this month. Still upset days are pending and then I am guessing I will be more upset this month. I will be trying my best not to be sad but you know...

    • Walking 30 minutes --  This needs to be picked up again. And I am again planning to buy activity tracker (well, not this month... may be after I get some extra payment). My last activity tracker I gave to my colleague since for many days I was failing my "10000" steps goal and he was regular in his walking and needed to buy new one.

    • Chanting 108 mantras for 20 days -- This is going okay these days so I think I will be able to achieve this easily.

    • Plank -- Plank Challenge for minimum 12 days. -- Okay, I am starting again with this. Let's try for 12 days.

    • Finance Planning -- Review finances and plan according to the situation and start and stop SIPs, buy/sell accordingly.
    • Car Driving -- Get servicing done and continue with practice. I plan to drive to some Monson trip next month.

    • Skill -- I am learning new language and subscribed to a learning course. Though it is for more days, I think if I can spend more time in learning, I should be able to finish before month ends. Well, not realistic and actually I should not rush...Learning new language is life skill... I can take it slow and steady for better learning. Okay... so may be let's set... say simple conversation in the new language? Okay, done... By the end of this month, I should be able to do normal simple conversations... at least couple of them.

    • Hobby : I wish to participate in Fevicryl's contest. So, need to create something. If time permits, will create something and publish. (optional...)

    • Bike Servicing  - This is my task and pending since long. I haven't done my vehicle servicing since months. I thought to get it done, put it in my monthly goals. Here it is. There is no one in the life now, who will repair my vehicle's breaks without my knowledge while I have parked it somewhere. I only have to take care of these stuffs. The biggest advantage of being independent is you do all those tasks too, which you don't like or you don't feel like doing anytime.

    At the time of writing these goals I am actually little (very very little) bit worried but confident too. I am not fearing even for a second. I know, God is with me.. I know, we will do it. I think I am getting close to what I want.... how part of it... I was figuring out... I think clouds are clearing now... I am able to see the sunshine... Again, it's a risk... but that's how we enjoy our life, right? by risking everything... Let's see what happens... I know, whatever God does, its all for good in the end.

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Pa ni ni Sa Sa... Ga ma Pa ni ni...

    Okay, so drama first...
    When I was living with my younger brother and we were enjoying our bachelor days, my brother was fan of this song. He had kept the video of this song on desktop. I was like reluctant to what language it is in, I don't know, why to waste time in listening to songs which you don't understand. And anyway, I always skipped those South Indian movies which were dubbed in Hindi. I didn't like the fact that those actors were strangers and the lipsync problem. So whatever.. By the way, in later years, I was forced to see all those South Indian Hindi dubbed movies that I see a scene now and can tell whole story on any South Indian movie that is airing on television.

    But one day, I opened the video of this song accidently and hey, there was Genelia in it. I knew her. She was in Tuze Meri Kasam, the movie which had given us good memories in college. (I had shared this story earlier too... my whole class *except me... you know... I don't watch movies in theaters... because of my that promise to myself for that thing I want to buy.....  * went to watch this movie by bunking one class and I alone attended that lecture. Actually, my teacher caught me for class. When asked by our teacher, I lied about all my classmates to save them and later next day whole class continued my lies. Teacher realized that all they were lying but he understood our friendship and the fact that we just wanted to save each other. )  Anyway, so Genelia... okay, I continued with song... Rich guy, innocent girl... first signs of love... he takes her to pub, she is uncomfortable, he realizes, takes her out and dances for her on street... Seriously? God... that's nice song... I liked it... but nothing other than this Pa ni ni sa, Ga ma Pa ni ni, I was understanding... I saw, there were 2 videos on desktop for this song. One was just this music pa ni ni sa... I guess my brother must have used it for his ring tone and other was this complete song.  I liked the tune very much... It was catchy... I would say pa ni ni sa many times... Later, I don't remember anytime I had heard that song (I mean after leaving my younger brother's home). I remembered this Pa ni sa thing couple of days ago and thanks to Google, I was able to search by only the keywords "Pa ni sa Genelia..." Ohh... so this song is called as Apudo Ipido... that's why I couldn't find it in gaana. Anyway, so here lovely song is...

    By the way, I was just thinking...I seriously have no general knowledge about South Indian languages... I had one bestie-type coworker who was South Indian and I never understood the difference between Tamil, Telugu, Maliyali and don't even remember fourth language. So, for me all they were same and I KNOW this is very bad... and can offend anyone. I think I should be able to drill down and at least understand the difference between these least I should be able to use the proper word instead of using the word "South Indian" each time.. Oh I am sorry readers, if I am offending any of you... But I have decided to work on this and I am going to learn atleast the differences between these languages and one of these properly...  My son is having a friend who speaks a regional language and to my surprise, my son speaks that language fluently now with her. Seriously, who did teach him that language? Nobody... Only the fact that girl is his friend who speaks that language... and now he has learnt it from her... Seriously? If my 3 years old boy can learn without even trying... I can offcourse, try to learn these languages... Done... Decided... I am learning some details about these... What and how not yet sure... Have to figure it out...

    PS: At the time of writing this post, I don't know the meaning of this song... I just loved the video and music. But very soon, after I learn some basics, I should be able to understand the lyrics... and what is this Apudo ipudo atleast...


    Thursday, May 18, 2017


    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Maanja Aye Khuda....Itnisi hai Dua... Mai Jaada nahi Mangati.....

    A co-worker was happy today. She had received special appreciation. Her team members were making fun of her that she was working too hard. She had finished almost a week's work in a day. She smiled and said... "If someone is appreciating you, showing the faith in you, you have the responsibility to prove it right...".

     I remembered the X and Y motivation theory from management. The person who had appreciated was "Y- type of manager".  He knew how to make most of the employees by motivating them. Some time back, I had chance to have a training where I was taught about different types of people - Analytical, driver, amiable and expressive. I was taught how to identify them and how to work with them. It seems that the colleague who had received appreciation and who had sent appreciation both were of expressive type and hence I do not doubt that there would be good work done together by both of them... because they know how to deal with each other and make the most of them.

    One of my roommate had a opposite experience. She had "X-type of manager". She was very hard working employee but since her manager would never appreciate her, she was not at the level she should be. She had asked many times to her manager for good opportunities, challenging work but he would just demotivate her by saying she had a performance issue. He would just focus on bad things, weaknesses and keep telling her that she was bad, she was bad. There were many things she was capable of and she had done actually. But since her "X-type" of manager did not know, he never appreciated. When she told me this, I had suggested her to inform her manager what extra ordinary things she had done and keep him informed each time. When she would do that, her manager would say, "That's your job. It is just expected from you....nothing extra ordinary you have done." I remember, my room mate just would come home and cry. When her reporting manager was changed, her manager didn't even inform her and when she tried to ask, she was never given response. Because of this, her management was feeling that she was not following proper reporting hierarchy. Anyway, we room mates  have seen her, staying up whole night to help other team members....when some client needed her team-member's help, she actually managed to motivate her team member and got the things done in middle of the night. She was the one who went to her "Rishta-meeting" with her husband on a weekend in a lunch break because she was actually working and interviewing prospective employees of her organization. Anyway, I know that if you want to get good business, you have to take care of your good resources.... and understanding employees, their "type" is the first step. When you know, what "type" is your employee,  what his/her "needs" are... which "plane" employee is and what his/her "needs" need to be satisfied... you can squeeze them to the most and get the best from them.
    Oh my God, just see my last sentence written... I have used so many theories here... see the keywords.... "type", "needs", "plane"  etc. Sometimes I feel that I am lucky to be well-read. Oh yeas, I have won a book at local radio station and I need to go and collect it. But the radio office is so far that I should have at least 3 hours to spend. Problem is that radio office has 5 days working just like mine and I am supposed to go in weekdays 11-5 pm and main problem is I don't know the place. Oh God... it means I am definitely going to be lost... so another 2 hours extra... 4-5 hours in a weekday... in office time... only for a book? and book is " You are my reason to smile...". Oh my God... see the smile... blush... blush...

    I will just end on a note that, Oh God thank you for giving me opportunities, for giving me good work to do, for giving me good co-workers and for everything... :)
    God, you know, what my heart wishes... right? Jo bhi chahu wo mai paau... Zindagi me jeet jaau... Maanja Aye Khuda, itni si hai Dua, mai jaada nahi mangati....

    Good Morning World...It is lovely morning...  Have a smart working day...  

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