Thursday, December 31, 2015


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May God be kind and bless you all with whatever you desire.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Right Sum Up

First Frame : The wizard says " I have been working on a way to kill Antibiotic Resistant Bactria."
Second Frame : Other Person " WoW, it worked."
                         The wizard " Yep! wiped themselves right out!"
Third Frame :   Other Person " How did you do it?"
                       The wizard " I introduced them to religion and politics!"

This comic strip in magazine Delhi Times of The Times of India dated 09 Dec 2015 sums up situation not only in one nation but the whole world.

You may need to click on the comic strip to have enlarged view.

Do you agree?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


I received the following from a friend and I could not resist sharing it with you all : -

Do you agree that we have 26 alphabets in English, as given below

A = 1 ; B = 2 ; C = 3 ; D = 4 ;
E = 5 ; F = 6 ; G = 7 ; H = 8 ;
I = 9 ; J = 10 ; K = 11 ; L = 12 ;
M = 13 ; N = 14 ; O = 15 ; P = 16 ;
Q = 17 ; R = 18 ; S = 19 ; T = 20 ;
U = 21 ; V = 22 ; W = 23 ; X =24 ;
Y = 25 ; Z = 26.

With each alphabet getting a number, in chronological order, as above, study the following, and bring down the total to a single digit and see the result yourself


H+A+R+D+W+O+R+K ;

K+N+O+W+L+E+D+G+E ;

12+15+22+5 = 54%

L+U+C+K ;
12+21+3+11 = 47%

None of them makes 100%. Then what makes 100%?

Is it Money? NO!

M+O+N+E+Y= 13+15+14+5+25=72%

Leadership? NO!

L+E+A+D+E+R+S+H+I+P= 12+5+1+4+5+18+19+8+9+16=97%

Every problem has a solution, only if we perhaps change our "ATTITUDE"...

A+T+T+I+T+U+D+E ;
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

It is therefore OUR ATTITUDE towards Life and Work that makes
OUR Life 100% Successful

Amazing mathematics, isn’t so?

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


May God bless you all with whatever you desire.

Take care

Friday, November 6, 2015


Well, my friends of blogsphere, I am not yet dead, though at 70 it does seem closer. I am going to share how does it feel on reaching this landmark.

When I sit back and reflect, I do feel I could have done differently in some situations to save the day. However I feel happy that I have not harmed anyone deliberately in my life and have done full justice to the job I was in. I always made it a point to ensure wellbeing of my subordinates so they could give undivided attention to their work. It is not that I am saint or a role model, I have made some mistakes and also acted under wrong influence at times. I have committed my share of sins, though not major ones, which I now feel could have been avoided. Enough of my story.

Coming to present and what is going on in our beloved country these days. I am sure that you will agree with me that for a successful and happy marriage not only both partners have to contribute but their parents and siblings too. You must be wondering if I have gone senile at this age to bring out this time tested principle. No, I have not gone round the bend. Let me give you my reasons for stating example of marriage. Living in a multi-cultural, multi- religious and multi-racial society is like marriage making each individual responsible to contribute to make society healthy, happy and secure. And the part played by parents and sibling for successful & happy marriage, falls on the shoulders of religious and political heads to lead followers to contribute towards healthy, happy and secure society. I invite you to tell me if you agree with me.

Reasons for returning of honours & awards is matter of an individual’s choice but I would like to ask those in news recently for the same to search their souls for following :

a)   Did they raise their voice during 1984 carnage of Sikhs or Godhra?
b)  Did they come out to speak against terrorists and those who nurtured them for bomb blasts in Mumbai/Delhi or any other place leading to deaths of so many innocents including children?
c)   Have they ever written anything or made any film propagating how to harmoniously live in a multi-cultural, multi-religious or multi-racial society?

Well, may I request you all to give your views on what I have said.

Thursday, August 27, 2015


I have been thinking of writing for a long time but could not bring myself to do so for various reasons, mainly lethargy.

There had been a lot of commotion regarding hanging of Yakub. I am not here to say if hanging or death sentence is right but only to give my view on time taken to wrap up cases of terrorism and rape. I feel delay is likely due to defending lawyer of accused playing for more time in one way or the other like recalling witnesses who have already been examined for cross examination again or asking for dates on plea of sickness etc. Government should lay down time frame, may be 6 months, for completion of case in all courts – trial, appeal courts etc. There should be no postponement on flimsy grounds. There should be day to day hearing, may be by special court. ( This I had written about a month ago ).

Now coming to present, lately there has been a lot in news about criminal activities of GURUs or religious/ sect leaders. In my simple mind I think that if I take SANYAAS ie renounce the world, then why should I live in luxury? Why should I have interest in worldly affairs? Why should I have business or manufacturing empire? Why should I seek to make disciples? Why should I have any political affiliations? I should rather live like a hermit and seek true meaning of life as well as do whatever I can for the good of society as whole and not confine to just few followers. Coming to followers of such GURUs, I feel they lack understanding true meaning of life. If one is true to his or her kith & kin, does his or her duty with complete heart in it, does not harm anyone except in line of duty will not need to seek guidance of any self styled GURU. Duty does not just mean work one does, but towards society and environment also.  Media also gives a lot of free publicity to such GURUs by keeping them in prime news.

Currently there is an agitation going on for reservation of particular sect of society. I am all for upliftment of downtrodden but do we give reservation for everything like largess to those who are well to do? Our leaders have not given thought to long time affect of reservation policy when it was formulated at the time of independence. It should have been stipulated for a set period of time, say 50 years, in which even new more than TWO Generations could have utilised it’s benefits to come up in living standards. Even now we need to   
link reservations to economic status and not to any caste or sect. What is the justification of giving benefits of reservations to a person who is millionaire or belongs to a rich well to do family?

Food for thought, isn’t it?

Sunday, July 12, 2015


A few days ago I had gone to market when I saw a tree had fallen on a car parked near it. It had got uprooted due to strong hurricane winds. On closer look I found that it had to happen as the base of the tree was surrounded by cemented walk right upto it’s base. How can we expect a tree to have strength in it’s roots which cannot spread to hold it on ground firmly? Are we not asking for such accidents by ignoring need for enough earth around the base of a tree? You may have read many reports in newspapers also on this issue recently.

Reports of adopting or offering help for using unfair means in entrance examinations for joining courses in medicine ie MBBS or BDS make me wonder what kind of Doctors will we have in future when such persons somehow complete the studies by passing final examinations, may be again by same methods. Those who facilitate adoption of such methods are MURDERERS. They are not human beings but DEVILS due to their greed for money. Also would those who gain admissions by making huge donations have any other aim than making money? Would they be true to their NOBEL profession? And I say again that we are asking for such situation due to our apathy.

What do you say about racket of admissions in pre-nursery, nursery or KG classes by misusing quota meant for EWS children? How do the schools justify change over to normal category with change names etc after some time has elapsed from such admissions? Are we not teaching our children right from that tender age that CHEATING is way of life? 

Sunday, May 10, 2015


It has been over a month that I wrote anything here while there are so many thoughts churning around in my mind. Let me try to put across some recent ones.

I am unable to find words to say how I feel about Nepal tragedy. All I can say is May God protect everyone. What pains me more is the way some of our prominent persons have been saying that Delhi is prone to much more damage if any earthquake strikes as most of the buildings do not conform to safety standards while most of them are persons who are also talking loudly for regularisation of unauthorised colonies for their political gains.  Why these double standards?

I decided to get Aadhar Card made for self and wife as our government is insisting for the same, though not for any other reason. So after filling due forms and attaching photocopies of required documents I went to deposit the same at one of close Aadhar centres but found that that they accept only 60 applications a day from 9 in the morning. So next day I reached there at 8:30 in the morning only to find more than 100 persons already in queue. On asking I learnt that they start queuing up from 5 in the morning. I do not know if my age and health will permit me to do that. Should the government not make it more convenient for elderly persons who wish to obey rule to make the said card?

Recently media has been giving a lot of coverage to Salman Khan case which has been going on for more than a decade. I agree with their projection that he is a good actor as well as a good person as per what is known about his social activities but does that mean that if found guilty he should be condoned of his acts? Will the media also take up cudgels for many more persons who face similar criminal charges but are also good human beings? Should the law not be applicable to each of us without any prejudices?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


I have come across a number of elderly couples who live alone while their married children live separately either in same city or elsewhere. This can be either by choice or otherwise. This more often than realised leads to neglect of elder parents who are in need of support due to old age ailments. After coming across one family, I am prompted to repeat what I had written more than 5 years ago as adjustments are needed from both – elders and young couple.

An elderly lady who is past 70s lives alone in a big house with a lot of open cultivated space around in a city about 200 kms away from her son who lives with his wife and children in Delhi. Though they want her to stay with them but she declines. About 6 months ago she fell down in her house and suffered minor fracture of hip bone necessitating full time bed rest advised by doctors. She needed to be helped to visit even toilet. She was brought to Delhi by her son and given due care. She was very well looked after though her daughter in law is also working. Apart from a full day time maid, another full day time help was employed to be with her when couple used to away at work during the day. Grandchildren, though young, lent their bit after return from school. She is almost fully recovered though is advised not to exert. She has praise for all of them. Now situation has come when her son and his wife are looking forward to her going back to the place. Reason – she continues gripping about her pains & aches when they return from work, though grandchildren say that she is perfectly normal when they are alone with her. This is where I feel adjustments are needed. Young couple has gone all the way to make her comfortable but what is her contribution? Not that she is expected to take on household work but can she not make herself dependable by doing small things – like stop making drama of her ailment from what she has almost fully recovered, take care of grandchildren on their return from school by monitoring their studies as she herself is well educated instead of young couple being burdened with this task on their return from work?

In my previous post on this topic I had said that adjustments are needed from elders also as every young couple needs space. One has to get over BOSSY attitude and be more of support than a pain.

Thursday, March 5, 2015


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May life of everyone of you be as colourful as HOLI.

Sunday, February 15, 2015


There is a famous saying – A PERSON COMES ALONE IN THIS WORLD AND GOES ALONE. It is so true, not only for coming & going but even while being in the world. One may have a lot of others, relatives or friends, who are very near & dear but there are ample times when one does feel alone. I think this loneliness is felt by almost everyone at some time or the other in life. It is more so as one grows old.

During childhood or even student days one hardly feels lonely as parents are always there. So are siblings and friends. On growing up, siblings and friends settle in their own life. Contact remains with siblings but circle of friends may keep changing. As long as parents are there one feels confident to have their support & guidance but on their departure one feels the void.

I am no exception and have gone through the same phases. During working life there were times when a little loneliness was felt but with friends & colleagues around it was short lived. After marriage and arrival of children time seemed to be overly packed and even while going to sleep the mind was full of what is needed to be done for home & children. Once they grew up, got married and settled in their own life, more time seemed to be at hand till arrival of grandchildren. Growing up pranks of grandchildren ensured shortage of time. Our daughter is staying in the same town but different locality. We visit them once or so in a month and they too do the same. I do not like to interfere in their life. Our son was staying with us. His wife and daughter were also with us, though not for whole time which was another issue. He was offered placement in Canada by his organization and my advice was to do what is good for his career. So he, his wife and daughter are there. Though he wanted us to go with them but I felt that it is rather better if they are alone for reasons which some of you know. It is now over a year since they left. So self and wife are alone here. It gives us immense pleasure that our children are settled happily. Still there are times when I do miss our granddaughter who is in Canada. Circle of friends is also limited as most are in different places. During my active blogging days a number of youngsters here took me on as Uncle but as time passed most of them seem to have forgotten it as they got on with their own life. I do not like to impose myself on anyone as I never did so with our children but am always there for those who wish me to be with them. Some youngsters are still in touch and that does make me feel happy and wanted. I do try to keep myself occupied but how much TV can one watch or read books, specially with what my health? So there are many a times I do feel lonely. May be this is the life I am destined to live. I dread situation if my wife goes before me.

Sorry to share my sad feelings with you.          

Thursday, January 1, 2015


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