Sunday, 25 October 2020

Victory of Good Over Evil

 Happy Dussehra Dear Friends


Dussehra is one of the festivals that I really look forward to.

My mom shows curd (plain yogurt) and a silver coin, that is to be seen first thing when we open eyes in the morning.This is considered , auspicious.for a good start. 



Then papa puts a red sacred thread , mauli on a knife and place it on the Ramayana like this


and then mom gives us a Ladoo with curd as prasad.This year we did not buy ladoo's from the market but prepared them at home.




As a kid I remember My Nana used to take us all to see Ravan dahan.Effigies of Ravana along with Meghnada (Ravana’s son) and Kumbhkarana (Ravana’s brother) are stuffed with firecrackers and set ablaze at night in an open area.My parents bought me a sword made with cardboard or bow and arrow.We used to leave very early so that we could get the best spot but by the time of burning the effigies the area was jam packed and i was unable to see so i used to climb on to my moms lap and when not visible from there too then they made me sit on the top of the car roof.It was the best spot in all terms.My special seat.It was so much fun and afterwards we used to eat samosa's and jalebi.
There is an old saying that Lord Rama loved sweets like Sasakuli, which is now called Jalebi. This is the reason that people celebrate by eating Jalebi after burning Ravana.


Dussehra or Vijayadashami is an important Hindu festival which signifies the victory of good over evil.
I hope and wish that this Dussehra ends negativity and evil within us (biases, prejudices, stereotypes) and marks a fresh new beginning.


    



Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Manifest

 Hello Friends,
Hope you are taking care and enjoying the new normal of 2020.

 We humans are always complaining.There was a time when we were so busy in our lives before Covid that taking out time for oneself was almost impossible.This is because something beyond control has been influencing our life, and you just weren't aware of it.The biggest stress was to manage time.Then time came we had so much of time that it was difficult to think what to do with it. Well, the good news is we are slowly but steadily getting back to our routines.

No, Covid issue is still lingering but many of us have learnt to move forward in our lives.

Everything happens for a reason so think of the positive side.2020 is an excellent year to explore your emotional side. Take the time to learn about yourself.Being able to understand and love yourself forms a great foundation for beginning new relationships.Be calm and think rationally.Even though this year may seem unfavorable for you, it's not the end.


We all learned something or the other.We are more self reliant now.Doing our daily chores.Paying more attention to what we eat.Being healthy is top priority.We learned a new hobby or learned a new skill.


I baked new dishes and tried new recipes.Watched a number of movies and web series with my family.

Do share what you did during these times.One such web series which glued me to it is Manifest on Amazon Prime.The story goes like this - A plane inexplicably disappears on a trans-oceanic flight and returns five years later after being presumed lost at sea. While no time has passed for those on the flight, years have gone by for their loved ones who have learned to live with their loss. In addition to the outward mystery of what happened on that flight, there’s also an inward mystery of what has happened to the passengers…and why. Well, no I am not going to tell more details.You need to check it out yourself.I wont be the spoiler.Each episode is full of suspense and drama.I am looking forward to the Season 3 which might be out in Jan 2021.

Starring - Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, J.R. Ramirez

Highly recommend watching Manifest.Its captivating and would have you interested.Definitely worth binge‑watching.

 

A Quick reminder Sharad Navratri 2020 is starting from 17th oct 2020 so check out this Mogra Incense Sticks.

 




 

 

Monday, 24 August 2020

Happy Birthday

 I wish you all Ganesha Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chavithi.This is the most interesting 10 day festival when we welcome our cute Ganpathi to our home, decorate the house and prepare mouth watering prasad for him.

Marathi community used to organize a pandal in a nearby temple and there were programs related to music and dance but this year there are no such functions.


Many are not aware but elders say that on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi, one should not see the moon or else face false allegations in the coming year. To avoid this mithya Dosha,a curse that could falsely implicate a person of stealing something one must avoid seeing the moon on that night.


There is a interesting story behind it.Lord Ganesha was returning home on his mooshak or a mouse on a moonlit night on Chaturthi in the Bhadrapada month, the Moon God made fun of the Lord's round belly and his vahana. Lord Ganesha cursed him by saying that his light would never fall on earth.

According to a Legend, Shri Krishna too suffered from the effects of Mithya Dosha after he saw the moon on Chaturthi. He was accused of stealing precious gem Syamantaka. Sage Narada, who knew about Lord Ganesha's curse asked Shri Krishna to observe a fast to come out unaffected.


It is also said that if one sees the moon by mistake then those who read the story of syamantakamani will be freed from the curse of lord Ganesha.

Syamantakamani was gifted to an ardent devotee of lord Sun whose name is Satrajitu. The lord Sun was pleased by the penance performed by Satrajitu. Afterwards his brother Prasena takes the jewel when he had gone for hunting. Later that jewel goes into the hands of a lion which was killed by Jambavanta who was a great devotee of Lord Rama.

On the other side lord ShriKrishna is blamed for the lost precious jewel syamantakamani. Therefore he comes searching for it. He finds that jewel in the hands of Jambavanta. A great battle takes place between lord ShriKrishna and Jambavanta. Then Jambavanta realizes that lord Krishna is the incarnation of lord Rama and after which he gets his beautiful daughter Jambavati married off with lord Shri Krishna. Meanwhile he gives the jewel syamantakamani to lord Krishna.


Mithya Dosha Prevention Mantra
सिंहः प्रसेनमवधीत्सिंहो जाम्बवता हतः।

सुकुमारक मारोदीस्तव ह्येष स्यमन्तकः॥

Simhah Prasenamavadhitsimho Jambavata Hatah।

Sukumaraka Marodistava Hyesha Syamantakah॥

 

 


This Ganesha Idol was hand made by my brother who learnt pottery in school days.We also offered flowers,modaks and besan ladoo's to our Lord Ganpathi.

I pray to God Ganesha to shower wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.Remove our obstacles and bless us till eternity.


Happy Birthday Ganesha.


Friday, 7 August 2020

Be +

All is well – Aamir Khan: Ranchoddas 'Rancho' Shyamaldas Chanchad, Phunsukh Wangduin said in 3 idiots movie.We all remember this movie and this dialogue, which will be remembered for many centuries.

This covid 19 scenario we are surrounded with negativity, fear,uncertainty.So many undesirable things are happening around us.The spread of covid is like a never ending episode. The young talented youth are giving up and losing their faith and hope.This is all disheartening.

This is the time we should all remember "All is well". It is definitely going to be all well.We need to stick to our faith in God, in our self and move on.No need to search positivity from outside its inside us.Strengthen your immunity as well as your faith and trust in yourself.No one else can give you that you need to search it within yourself.Its not a hard task.

Yesterday I was chit chatting with my friend who is an ardent fan of Sachin Tendulkar, the God of cricket.My friend was born 8 days before the birth date of Sachin (year different of course).He shared his strength mantra and source of inspiration which was without any doubt Sachin Tendulkar. He told me about an incident that always inspires him, 1989 tour to Pakistan,was Sachin Tendulkar’s maiden international assignment,his first tour.It was November 15, 1989 he was just 16 years old.He was brought in to play against fast bowlers like Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram.India were in a precarious situation. Tendulkar had come out to bat. Batsman Navjot Singh Sidhu was already at the crease. India were four down for 38 runs.Waqar Younis came in to bowl and slammed the ball in the middle of the wicket. The ball hit on Tendulkar’s nose. He fell down and was bleeding profusely.Navjot Singh Sidhu and physio ran for his rescue.He refused to go out for treatment. He said ‘main khelega’ in his broken Hindi. He got up and hit the next ball by Waqar Younis for 4 runs since then there was no turning back.He became the hero of cricket.

This incident inspired many as well as my friend.He repeats those words (Never Give Up) in four languages whenever he faces struggles or in difficult times.He never gives up.We all need to remember our strength and keep repeating positive words in our mind.My friend also told me "Be humble and you will get everything in life....". 


Shirdi


Be positive and remember Sai who says "Why fear....when I am here" 

Monday, 20 July 2020

Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon

This pandemic has given us all the most precious thing in life that is time.We should all utilize it to the best.When things will get back to normal (which many think would be never, but I am hopeful) we will remember these golden days and moments.I am not a movie buff but I am watching all the latest flicks and web series and surprisingly few are thought provoking and engrossing.Movies are the mirrors to society's mind.

One such movie which has left a great impact on me is Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon.The story plot was predictable.The actor and actress not my favourite. But still somehow I enjoy watching this movie again and again.It was released in 1963 many years before I was born.When I was a small kid around 30 years ago it was shown in Savitri Cinema hall(Name changed now) only for one day as special screening, it was the time of single screening.I saw this movie for the first time and to my surprise the hall was jam packed, house full.I fell in love with the movie.The dialogues such as " Agar Koi Intzar Karne Wala Hota to Kaya Aap Aate?" portrays simple yet powerful Love which are seen rarely in today's cinema.


No doubt Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon in 1963 was among the first 5 highest grossers.This was Nasir Hussain's second production (his first in colour).

The movie has everything Romance,Action,Suspense and Comedy (Difu, the cake scene was hilarious).

The most striking thing which makes this movie evergreen is the song - Lakhon Hai Nigah Mein.
A well loved song which linger’s in the memory of fans all these years.
The song was Shot at Nishat Bagh and Dal Lake, Srinagar.






Source : youtube.com










Singer: Mohd Rafi
Lyricist: Mazrooh Sultanpuri
Music Director: O P Nayyar

Lyrics:

Lakhon hain nigaah mein,
Zindagi ki raah mein
Sanam haseen jawaan
Hotoh pe gulab hai,
Aankhon mein sharab hai
Lekin wo baat kahaan

Lat hai kisi ki jaadu ka jaal
Rang daale dil pe kisi ka jamaal
Tauba ye nigahen, ke rokti hain rahen
Dekho le-le ke teer kamaan

Janu na deewana main dil ka
Kaun hai khayalon ki malika
Bheegi-bheegi rut ki chhaon tale
Maan lo kahin wo aan mile
Kaise pehchanu, ke naam nahi jaanu
Kise dhunde mere armaan

Kabhi-kabhi wo ek mahajabin
Dolti hai dil ke paas kahin
Ke hain jo yahi baatein
To hongi mulaqatein
Kabhi wahan nahi to yahaan
Lakhon hain nigah mein


Joy Mukherjee looked handsome.The beautiful locations of Kashmir are a treat to watch.He walks leisurely holding a guitar over his shoulder like an ideal lover.

Video: Cinematography is by Marshal Braganza.



In this movie Saroj Khan (renowned choreographer, who had won 3 National Film Awards for Best Choreography and has choreographed more than 2000 songs) featured in song ‘Dekho Bijli Dole Bin Baadal Ki’ as a chorus girl.

Sunday, 21 June 2020

De-stress yourself

De-stress yourself in the difficult times of COVID



COVID has brought with it fear,confusion and a state of
uncertainty.It is affecting our power to think.As a result
there are arguments and disagreements which in turn are
spoiling our peace.We feel confined and locked in and we
feel trapped.
We need to escape from this feeling and the best way is to
do Shavasana.
Place a mat on the floor and lie down on your back.Keep
your arms out stretched.
Now start relaxing your body parts from toe to
head.Stretching and letting loose your toes,thighs,hips
arms and head.This will release the body tension and make
you relaxed and at peace.This can be done whenever you feel
the need to relax.It can be done on the bed too.
Happy Relaxing

Friday, 12 June 2020

How To Make That Perfect Cup Of Tea



The evergreen elixir for that calm feeling and relaxation.
The aroma is simply heavenly and every sip a pleasure.
Now the trick for making that perfect cup.


Take a cup of water in a pot and bring it to a boil.Add 2 tsp of tea leaves. cover the pot and remove from heat.Now heat a little milk.
Now strain the tea water in a cup and add milk to it nearly 1 tbsp.
Add sugar per taste and you are ready to sip your tea.


Destress yourself in the difficult times of COVID

Monday, 8 June 2020

With Love From Goa


Its almost three months of lock down and covid 19 mayhem.I feel life has become more mundane and hectic.We need to look after the house, our office work and need time to worry about our future.

What I miss the most is my first Love, i.e. Travel.

I have been to Goa many times as I love to travel and I fell in love with it again and again.People remember it for parties. But for me Goa is Known for its beautiful white-sand beaches, heritage buildings, laidback lifestyle, and its food, Goa is a popular destination for the tourist and the adventure seeker alike.Goa is the only place where I feel anything and everything is cool.People are simple. Its a blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures.

I feel peaceful and relaxed there with simplicity and nature.


Goa's beauty always mesmerize me


Lalit Hotel Goa


Lalit Hotel Goa


There is another thing which fascinates me about Goa is that its the hometown of Remo Fernandes.
Remo all time hit songs
Movie Bombay "Humma Humma"
        Pyar To Hona Hi Tha "Pyar To Hona Hi Tha"
        Jalwa "Dekho Dekho Yeh Hai Jalwa"


We started our trip on 22nd spetember 2008.We covered all the places we had planned for.I still remember it was the last day of our trip of Goa it was 27th September 2008.We reached the Goa airport.My mom asked me if I was happy with my trip and all my shopping is done.I told her everything went well only one wish is still unfulfilled.I did not meet Remo Fernandes, I researched and went to all the places where I could possibly meet him.As soon as I spoke these very words we saw Remo coming towards us, it was unbelievable.This has never happened before that my wish was heard by God so fast.I could not believe my eyes and I was glued to where I was standing.He was going to Bangalore with his troupe to perform.He was so near me just standing next to me.I excitedly said Hi to him and told him I was just taking your name and you are in front of me.He gave me his autograph.Unfortunately I did not have a mobile phone or digital camera during those days so could not take clicks but the memory is still etched in my heart.




Remo you rock.Your voice refreshes my mind,body and soul ...Pyaar to hona hi tha..............







Saturday, 23 May 2020

Lend Me The Wings





As a little child I used to wave to all the planes, I saw.I always wondered how it feels to fly.Can I touch the clouds.Will I be able to see God's house on the way and many other fantasies.I still remember my first air travel which was unplanned and was destined unexpectedly.I had given my 10th board exams and my family took me to a North East trip where we explored Sikkim,Darjeeling and then from Siliguri we were supposed to take a train back to Delhi.When we reached the railway station to our utter disappointment we found that the train we were supposed to board was cancelled.My worried parents inquired about the next possible train connection and were very disappointed as for months there were no train bookings available.The only way possible was to travel separately on different dates and time, first to Kolkata and then to Delhi.We are a family of four and we children (Me & my brother were kids). It was a challenge to reach our home destination together.There were no travel assistants like makemytrip etc to help and plan.My father quickly made inquiries and we were told to try our luck next day at the airport.My mother quickly checked her purse and was relieved to see she had enough money of her savings to take a flight home back.


Next day we took a early morning taxi to the empty airport as were told that tickets are given on first come first basis.The counters were closed.It was a small airport and not much of a hustle and bustle.I sat there and wondered if all the airports look the same.Anyway people came and took their boarding pass and my father stood glued to the counter with hopeful eyes wishing that the lady behind the counter will issue us the tickets.She told us the plane is almost full.Only if there would be any cancellation we had a chance.We waited and waited and waited.At last when there was only few minutes left for the flight to take off we were given the tickets.So my first journey was not an exciting one.The beginning was not as I had hoped it to be.Our luggage was quickly scanned and we rushed to board the plane.It was a small Indian Airline Plane standing all alone.When we entered the plane the air hostess greeted us and we were given the very last seats near the toilet.The journey was not perfect.There were turbulence and I felt it to be a nightmare, with pain in the ears and felt uneasy.This is when I realized that I was air sick.With teary eyes I asked mom if  it is always like this when we fly.My mom who had traveled a lot and many times flew domestically and internationally assured me that its always not like this.She told me so much about her experiences with different airlines and destinations that my love for flying once again became strong.I was determined to fly again that too soon.I kept asking mom when will we fly next and where are we would be going to next.

My mom took me to Switzerland, my first international flight and since then till today the list is endless and I don't even remember the number of times I have flown in an aeroplane.Each and every trip is unique and I learn something new each time.I get excited every time.I still get air sick for which I take medicine and sweat my palms but nothing deters me from flying as it gives me ultimate happiness and the journey itself is a kind of relaxing vacation for me.Seeing the clouds and tiny boxes like houses fascinate me.Like every year, this year also we planned a trip and this time to Germany in 2020 but covid 19 pandemic has spoiled our plans.I am disappointed but not without hope.

After the Lockdown 4.0 the government has given the nod to reopen the domestic airlines but with strict guidelines.
If you've been missing the freedom of your old life and struggling with this "new normal," you are not alone. The future feels more uncertain than ever.It's time to let go of an old cycle and welcome a new one.In India Air fares are capped for three months.Web check in, face mask and Aarogya Setu approval is a must.

Here are some of the basic rules and it may wary so kindly check with your respective airlines 
 1. Bring your gloves and masks for every flight
2. Online Check-in services are currently unavailable
3. Arrive at the airport 4 hours before your flight
4. Do not bring hand luggage for your flight
5. Expect thermal screening and other COVID tests
6. Maintain social distancing throughout the flight
 7. Bring your sanitizer

Today many of the parks have also opened after the lockdown in Delhi.Children below 10 years and senior citizens above 65 years are not allowed.Only walking tracks can be used.Yoga,open gyms activities are not allowed.Mandatory masks,arogya setu app is mandatory to get entry to parks.

Lets pray we soon get back to our normal lives and win over Covid 19 forever.

Monday, 27 April 2020

Lockdown




This is how its looks like in my lane where I live in Delhi


Past - In day time, on week days there used to be no cars and only maids were seen active.
Present - lane is full of cars, streets deserted
Future - Everything will get back to same once lockdown is over.People will be seen rushing to work.Only maids and drivers would be seen in my colony.

Past - Families lived together.Usually two generations lived, fought,loved each other but together.Ladies of the house managed the house and children and waited for their husband in the evenings to return from their work, went to picnics on weekends and it was fun.
Present - I live in a posh colony of Delhi.And at present the scenario is Many Parents are living alone, its a fashion to send their children abroad in the name of higher studies and good prospects where they create their own lives and families.Neither the parents nor the children have the patience nor time to live together anymore.Parents proudly share their stories and tell others that their children are in USA and living a grand life but in reality they are alone from inside but human ego is such that neither of them wants to change their habits for each other.Now in this period of lock down they are all alone without anyone to care for them.No social life except video chats.Is it worrying or just fine.Its debatable.The reality is we don't have any patience or rather we don't want to compromise for anybody we all are financialy independent and have ego issues.And now when a boys family search for a bride their first question is how much does a girl earn??? Huh??? is it a criteria. I am still confused on that part and when somebody asks me I get perturbed because I am looking for a life partner and not doing an investment.In the name of women empowerment we ladies are being exploited.There are three broad categories of women a)Very successful,powerful but their family life is zero b)Those who handover their salaries to their husband and in-laws and do all household work , well their success rate is better c) The third poor housewives who are being questioned by their families as to what do they do for their family.Is managing a house  not a full time job that too without a salary well again its a very debatable topic, some may agree and some may not.But yes I can say for myself I am looking for a good person who respects me as an individual and who is willing to share his life with me, open heartedly.Who is ready to walk with me hand in hand as we together explore the ups and downs of this journey called life.
Future - I don't know really.Maybe all will get back to the same.

Past - Fashion was limited.Simple living.
Present - Fashion unlimited but due to the lock down we are adopting to essential habit of wearing a mask without caring about its color as its a must to be alive.
Future - At least I know this for sure we are all going to see this in practice worldwide.Now you will see a new section of mask, of different colors,materials,fashion which you can buy according to your wardrobe collection or rather next time when you are going to buy a dress for yourself there will be a matching mask with it.


I hope and pray to God that this Covid 19 crisis gets over soon without any further damage to our economy,lives and livelihood.And we chose the right life and habits.

Friday, 17 April 2020

Bringing Smiles


A Big Hello to you all !!!
Last few weeks have been chaotic/uncertain and dubious for some.We are all impacted in some way or the other.Many of us are worrying about jobs/school/college/economy and what not.
The best part is We all are in this together, Lets get through this together.
Be Positive and keep smiling.

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Wednesday, 25 March 2020

2020 Chaitra Navratri


Jai Maa Ambe




25th March 2020
Wednesday / बुधवार
Navratri Day 1



Our world is going through the most difficult times.
This is the first time ever that the temples are closed in Navratri.
Lets pray to Maa Ambe 
Please Maa we are your children.
Please forgive us for whatever wrong we have done and save the world from collapsing.


This video was shared by my good friend of Ambaji Gujrat

Ambaji Gujarat Ambaji ( Ambājī ) a town in Banaskantha district in the state of Gujarat , India.The Temple of Ambaji is recognized as one of the original Shakti Pithas (religious texts) where, according to the ancient Scriptures, the heart of the goddess Ambaji fell to earth when her body was dismembered.Ambaji is lauded as the supreme cosmic controller of the world.




26th
March 2020
Thursday / गुरूवार
Navratri Day 2



Navratri Day 3
27th
March 2020
Friday / शुक्रवार




Navratri Day 4
28th
March 2020
Saturday / शनिवार




Navratri Day 5
29th
March 2020
Sunday / रविवार




Navratri Day 6
30th
March 2020
Monday / सोमवार




Navratri Day 7
31st
March 2020
Tuesday / मंगलवार




Navratri Day 8
1st
April 2020
Wednesday / बुधवार




Navratri Day 9
2nd
April 2020
Thursday / गुरूवार




I wish you all Happy 2020 Chaitra Navratri

Jai Maa Ambe

Monday, 23 March 2020

Janta Curfew

Pin drop silence.Empty streets.It seems like a dream.No one ever thought that a disease can spread like fire across the world.People stay in isolation.It was fine if it was restricted to only isolation from the society but its painful to see so many people suffering (difficult to breathe) and losing their loved ones.TV news channels are continuously scrolling live updates of positive cases and deaths of COVID 19 countrywise, its scary.

A time came when parents asked their children to play outside and leave their video games.
Padhoge likhoge to banoge nawab, kheloge kudoge to banoge kharab’. (Means all those who study thoroughly become a king and those who only play around get to go nowhere!) was said in fun way.
Now every body is saying stay indoors.
Its difficult for the government and media to make the people understand how important it is to stay inside.Many people are taking it lightly.They are living in fools paradise.It is Mahamari.We should understand the seriousness of this crisis.All schools/offices/Malls/Temples are closed.All commercial places are shut.Its unbelievable atmosphere.People are either too scared and saying we all are going to die or they are behaving irresponsibly.Apart from covid 19 its a big challenge for families to live together peacefully inside home.

Senior citizens and children below 10 years are most susceptible.Parents are often seen complaining about their children who dont pay attention to instructions and dont obey their instructions.Now its the other way around.I talked to few of my friends and almost everybody is facing the problem to make the seniors understand thats its not the time to venture out to parks and socialize, they need to stay indoors.They just simply refuse to take it seriously.We are all going through emotional,financial and social upheavals.

All the supermarkets and grocery shops physical as well as online shops are short of supply of goods.Our PM Shri Narendra Modi’s declared Janta Curfew nationwide self-imposed curfew, 'by the people, and for the people,' on 22nd March 2020.He also clearly gave instructions of do 's and dont's.He asked the fellow citizens to show gratitude to the doctors, nurses and other emergency workers leading the fight against coronavirus. PM Modi appealed to everyone to ring bells or clap hands for five minutes at 5 PM.My colony residents were so excited that they clapped,blew horns, five minutes before 5 pm and continued for more than 10-15 minutes everybody was very excited and they cheerfully participated in this activity.On the other hand it was sad to see people coming on roads and clapping.It was clearly mentioned do on your terrace,balcony or windows.




One positive side which I felt is the inactivity of human beings is giving nature a chance to recover from the damages.Its like a reset button.In complete silence I can hear the voice of small insects,chirping of birds.It is soothing.We all complained of lack of time and now there is time and time but nothing to do.

Myself have started gardening.This is the result of my brother efforts in our terrace garden.




We all need to act responsibly.Its time to stop our greed.Pray and save the earth for our future generations.As an individual its our responsibility to Recycle,Restore and Reuse

The Three R's of the Environment
Reduce. Reducing the amount of waste you produce is the best way to help the environment.
Reuse. Instead of throwing things away, try to find ways to use them again!
Recycle. Many of the things we use every day, like paper bags, soda cans, and milk cartons.


This is the time to care for the elderly, feed the birds and animals.
You can also read all those books you missed out reading
and all those movies which you had no time to watch
Dont let panic step in.Create an atmosphere of love and harmony.Let your actions speak.

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Do's & Dont's

'Prepare but don't panic' is the message.


If you have fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, seek medical care early
Stay at home if you feel unwell.

Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

- Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

- Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing

- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

- Practice respiratory hygiene
This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.


We should not wait for the government to tell us what to do.It is our duty as an individual to understand.If we take precautions we can help in stopping the spread of this deadly disease.Please remember schools,colleges,movie halls and restaurants are being shut down only so that the virus is not spread further.Please parents and teachers educate the children and students that it is not a vacation time.Only move out in case you are required to and dont gather in large numbers as it would lead to more spread of the virus.DONT GO TO MALLS OR PICNIC WITH FRIENDS.Its time to be safe and stay aware.

Things you can do at home

- Listen to your favourite music
- Watch all the movies at home on youtube or firestick that you always liked
- Read books, novels
- Cook at home, try new recipes
- Socialize on social media
- Sing if you have a bearable voice lol and create your albums and share with your friends.
- Do DIY
- Create something new like painting,pottery
- Schedule your life, you have time now.Make a plan.Create a bucket list.
- Anything you always wanted to do but due to lack of time you could not do.
- Join the #HandwashingHeroes Social Media Campaign and challenge your friends also, spread happiness, awareness and not the virus.


Office goers please use clean tissue papers to cover your mouth if you dont have a mask.Use a tissue paper to open the doors of the washroom.Dispose off the tissue in a closed bin immediately and dont throw it on roads.

Watch this Hand Washing Commercial which is indeed Brilliant





Get more details and stay updated on WHO site https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public



Hope everyone stays safe with their loved ones.

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Happy Birthday Aamir Khan

Happy Birthday Aamir Khan




Aamir Khan is celebrating his 55th birthday today (14th March 2020).
We all love you Mr Perfectionist.


I got an opportunity to Tete-a-tete with him, have a glimpse.







I was shaking with excitement during the conversation and it was the most exhilarating and titillating experience of my life.

Dear Aamir, you are cuteness overloaded.


Best of Luck for your upcoming movie  Laal Singh Chaddha

Monday, 9 March 2020

Holi 2020 The Covid 19 Effect







Panditji performing puja







This year due to corona virus all holi celebrations were cancelled.Every year my colony celebrates Holi with high spirits but this time residents were advised to come and pray and leave and not to gather in large numbers.It was on a small scale.But it was nicely decorated.


I wish everyone Happy Holi.
Please dont use color without thinking.It should be a happy and fun momemt for all.Play safe.