Monday, December 31, 2012


I wish to tell our respectable NETA that I am neither a student nor a dented painted sari clad woman seeking publicity but am a 67 years old male who took part in candle light peaceful march today with a hope that this lit candle may show light to caretakers of our Nation who seem to have been blinded by glitter of POWER. 

Saturday, December 29, 2012


I am writing this post with a very heavy heart. I feel so ashamed about what has happened to the young girl who was yet to see happy days after all the hard work she had put in and my heart goes out to her parents who had given her all they could. I did not write anything as there is so much being talked in media as well as by public but cake goes to our respected leaders who are now talking to gain something out of this. Why I say so? Were they not aware of problems faced by not only girls but even public as whole? Did they ever speak about it earlier or suggest some ways to curb crime on the whole with special attention to crime again women? The answer is NO. Even now after all these demonstrations or protests, situation will go back to same state after a few weeks. This case will go on in the courts for a long time and who knows what will be the verdict.

Everyone is now talking of measure which should have been taken or should be taken and pointing fingers at each other but in my opinion it is WE as a whole who are to be blamed. The whole system needs to be purged. And in my humble submission first step is to ensure there is NO corruption as that is the main cancer which leads all those who are responsible to provide protection or service to public to shirk their responsibility. The NETAs need to stop meddling in or politicizing governance. They need to keep interest of NATION at heart and not just cling to POWER by any means.  But will this dream ever come true? YES, it is possible if WE ALL take a pledge not to accept any nonsense by those who are responsible for good governance and ensure their accountability. These include bureaucrats or government servants also apart from politicians.

May I request all of you to join me in praying for eternal peace for the departed soul. 

Thursday, December 27, 2012


As this year is coming to an end, let us have some smile to bid farewell to 2012 :

A man is at work one day when he notices that his co-worker is wearing an earring.

This man knows his co-worker to be a somewhat conservative fellow, so naturally he's curious about the sudden change in fashion sense.

The man walks up to his co-worker and says, "I didn't know you were into earrings."

"Don't make such a big deal, it's only an earring," he replies sheepishly.

"Well, I'm curious," begged the man, "how long have you been wearing an earring?"

"Er, ever since my wife found it in our bed."

An airline introduced a special package for business men: “buy your ticket get your wife's ticket free”.
After great success, the company sent letters to all the wives asking how was the trip.
All of them gave a same reply...”Which trip?”

An intelligent wife is one who makes sure she spends so much that her husband can't afford another women.

Woman buys a new SIM card puts it in her phone and decides to surprise her husband who is seated on the couch in the living room.
She goes to the kitchen, calls her husband with the new number: “Hello Darling!”
The husband responds in a low tone: “Let me call you back later Honey, the dumb lady is in the kitchen.”


“Dear Mother-in-law, don't teach me how to handle my children, I'm living with one of yours and he needs a lot of improvement.”

In an African Safari, A LION suddenly bounced on a tourist's wife.
WIFE: “Shoot him! Shoot him!”
Husband: “Yes, Yes. I'm changing the battery of my camera.”

Having "WIFE" is a part of living...
But having "GIRLFRIEND" along with the "WIFE" is an art of living.

It is said that husband is the head of the family, but remember that wife is the neck of the family and the neck can turn the head exactly the way she wants.

God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth. 
Then He made the earth round... and He laughed and laughed and laughed!

Monday, December 24, 2012



Thursday, December 20, 2012


I read it recently and felt need to share the wise words of an elderly lady with you all.

This is written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio  :

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short – enjoy it.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. 

5.Don't buy stuff you don't need.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with yourself. You can take it.

9. Save for things that matter.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. Its OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. 

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take NO for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but YOU.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive but don’t forget. 

29. What other people think of you is none of your business. 

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time!

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. People love you because of who you are, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have not what you need.

42. The best is yet to come ...

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

Saturday, December 15, 2012


ALAKH  NAA  BUKHAARE, JEHRHA SUKH CHHAJJU  DE CHOBAARE   -   which translated in English means East or West Home is the Best.

As I had mentioned in my previous post, I was out of Delhi from 3rd of this month till 8th when we returned.  I had to go to Chamunda Devi in Himachal Pradesh to attend marriage of my younger brother’s daughter. Though they do not belong to that place but had to perform marriage there as boy’s family stays close by there. My wife decided at the last minute to accompany so I opted to go by car. Our son suggested that I engage a driver but I preferred to drive myself as this could be our last time to have an outing together. It was about 600 kms drive covering plains and hills. I did not want strain myself, so we covered around 200 kms per day.

On way out we halted at Ambala on first night and then in Pathankot on second. On third day we traveled to destination which was mostly hill driving. We stayed the night there. Next day we started back with one night at Pathankot and then second at Ambala. At both these places as well as at Chamunda Devi we had comfortable accommodation with all amenities available, including my few CHHOTAAS of Old Monk pre – dinner at intervening halts. But it was only when we got back home on the 8th that I found real comfort which lead me to mention the saying in the opening of this post. No matter how good facilities one has at other places, it is HOME which actually makes one feel comfortable. It was only after reaching home that the driving fatigue caught up and made me take it easy for a couple of days to recoup. I do feel that at my age it is normal.

As I was driving, I could not take many photographs of enroute scenery but here are two of hilly area :