My Power Quote !

A good book on a rainy day is happiness for me - Ruskin Bond

Saturday, April 30, 2016


Location courtesy : Sadiq Nagar Park, South Delhi - Image with my Samsung E7
I have taken endless shots of sunrise and sunset with my mobile, but my thirst is still not quenched.  With every sunrise, a new rhythm joins me to fall in love with this wonderful star of our Solar System.  In fact my morning ritual starts with a prayer to Sun or call it Sun God. Why the suffix God needs to be added is, still we don't know much about Sun as our research on this star is tardy.

I am abundantly enjoying Nature, especially sunrise and sunset.  But I want to stir other drowsy souls to wake up and take my path which involves no coughing up of bucks, but requires only enough mental bandwidth !  

Friday, April 29, 2016


Credit : My Samsung E7 - location courtesy : A park in Sadiq Nagar, New Delhi
I have been visiting the same park for the last 6 years, but never get bored of seeing the same template. It is the same cemented paths and line of trees, leaves, flowers etc.  But my experience to enjoy them varies day to day.

It is not look but  intensity of your gaze that decides the depth of  beauty in Nature.  That's why I get a glimpse of different hues of Nature in the balmy mornings when Nature's beauty is at it's peak. I read somewhere that you need not go anywhere to enjoy a Holiday.  The only prerequisite is, you need to have a pair of piercing eyes with time to enjoy the dimensions of Nature.   That's why, a wise man rightly said that beauty is in the looks of beholder !

At the bottom of my heart,  I don't feel the need to go to  distant lands to enjoy the holiday.  In fact I have not travelled anywhere outside Delhi for the last 3 years.  Now a days, travel for me means, local travel using all modes of transport which helps to give insights and also fodder to my blog.

When your mind is stilled, your third eye opens and you start enjoying the beauty in everything.

In fact, the beauty is just on  my backyard !  But I can't rub this philosophy on my children who press  me to take them to a summer resort  and I have yet to plan !

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Courtesy : My Samsung E7

I was also the same city folk who generally complain that I don't have time ! until I read Ruskin Bond and Khushwant Singh.  A couple of their books changed my thought process which is much needed for a man of 45.

Now, I am a transformed soul.  I frequently visit green patches, parks, view Sun Rise, Sun Set, ponds, trees, flowers, all surrounded by Mother Nature.  That mindset helps to churn out stories for my blog instantly.

The image you are seeing above is not so extra-ordinary.  But tell me frankly, how many of us, see upwards, whether it is sky or grown up trees in the park.  When you see them, an unexplainable silence dwells on your mind and that stillness fuels your creativity.  

This morning, when I looked upwards in the nearby park to my home, I not only enjoyed the season of Spring now set in, and the blooming tree ignited me to take a snap of it for you guys.  I know that a picture can't substitute the roaring joy of Nature, but I hope it will definitely help to wake up certain drowsy souls who spend hours with their gadgets in the four walls of either their offices or homes ! 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Merriam-Webster LogoIn the context of India, the more you know better English, the greater will be your success rate.

Vocabulary is an area most of us neglect.  It is easy to say to power up your vocabulary on daily basis.   To open a note book and find difficult words and remember them on daily basis is not only  a horrendous task but a boring one.  When I persuaded my children to show me five new words with their meanings daily, they accepted with a great difficulty.  It is almost a daily hunt for me to push them to the task.

Myself somewhat accustomed to do the ritual.

The other day, a friend of mine showed one interesting online quiz website to improve vocabulary. You get a score based on your quickness in replying to the 10 questions.

One of the internet's dictionary giants Merriam-Webster, has all the necessary ingredients to encourage you  and fill you with more fun so that your vocabulary increases effortlessly.

So what you are waiting ?   Click below and ready yourself for the quiz :

Sunday, April 17, 2016


Sis Ganj Gurdwara at Old Delhi - courtesy : My Samsung E7 smartphone with 13 M.P. Camera

All religions, arts, and sciences are branches of the same tree.

                                                                 - Albert einstein

I am not religious, but at core spiritual.  May be I am stuffed with this mindset  when I was conceived by my mother.

I don't give enough credence to festivals, birthdays of deities.  I profoundly believe that if there is any cause for Life here or  Universe, it must have been only One Cause.  It can't be two, which was advocated from Einstein to Stephen Hawking to Joel Primack and also neurologists like Rudolph Tanzi etc.

Saturday, April 16, 2016


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Share your knowledge.
It’s a way to achieve immortality.

                -   Dalai Lama

Only few blessed souls would get stirred to share with the world. It is my fortune that I am one amongst them.  

In fact, I learnt a lot in the process of sharing.  The journey is very exciting.  This blog along with my other four blogs made me to learn the basic craft of writing.  I know that I am still at infant stage when it comes to  nuances of  writing, but I marshal up all my  resources to fine-tune those abilities before I wind up my earthly sojourn.

Friday, April 15, 2016


When I take a deep breath and analyse my failures, I find that in majority of cases, the reason is, not paying adequate attention to learn quick lessons.  May be, I took lame excuses for the mistakes that crawled mindlessly.

Man must take quick lessons and try to not repeat same mistakes of past.  That means he must use his head while dealing himself.    

If  I  unfold further, it can be said that hard logic needs to be applied for dealing ourselves rather than drifting away with impulse.  Many complain that it is easy to say than execute  and there is no denying on that.

If you go deep into the question of why most of us become victims of  procrastination or failing to implement  New Year Resolutions, I find the best answer in  Rolf Dobelli's Million-Copy Bestseller 'The Art of Thinking Clearly'.    Dobelli in chapter 85 Why New Year's Resolutions Don't Work : Procrastination  tells that Procrastination is the tendency to delay unpleasant but important acts.

That means procrastination is simply a mind-game that happens unconsciously.  It is like slipping away the granules of sand from your fist.   So the key is, hold only that lump of sand which your fist  could  better hold.
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