Gaza ~ An open air prison

“The Rocket may be above us,
but they have forgotten that
Allah is above them” đŸ˜„

~ A Palestinian Child.

We don’t need to be a Muslim to stand up for Gaza, we just need to be Human. #BeKind #Dua #PrayforGaza

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Autodidact

They say time flies,
but I must say
sometimes it just crawls by.

I think about you everyday,
I hope that comes as no surprise.

I would love to see you now,
but I wouldn’t be.

Because life did not bend to my wishes
and so I have to learn to live. 🙂

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His Words, Her Reaction

Sometimes He says He loves me..
Sometimes He says He does not..
Sometimes He says maybe..

And I don’t care anymore. (She Smiles) 🙂

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Children’s Day India

Hi 🙂

It’s 14th of November, 40 days to go for Christmas and 47 days to New Year but here we are celebrating children’s day in India. It’s a day to honor children. Universal Children’s Day takes place annually on November 20. June 1st is also celebrated as Children’s day in many parts of the world.

Childhood memories are sweetest of all. They can be savored for a lifetime. Children’s day celebration is fun for the little ones but it is important for the parents too. Every parent must understand the importance of the children’s day. Parents should be well aware about the little desires of their angels.

During my school days, November month was very exciting because Children’s day was celebrated in every school of India. Children’s who had performed well in there last year grades used to get prizes from the School Teacher. I was never the one getting those awards or prizes 😀 I remember many events used to happen that day and the assembly time was increased . In the end, children’s used to get sweets and chocolates. It used to be a very exciting day. 🙂

The guys who are currently in school needs to enjoy every moment of it. I know you hate school very much but honestly you gonna miss these days when you go to your university. These are the days you should make memories of, rejoice every moment of it with your best friends. Respect your teachers because they are making a sea of students ready for there future.

So, go out and celebrate, enjoy and remember your school days.

After all Children are like precious gems.. 🙂

“Collect Moments Not Things”

Things.. Things like teddy bears, roses, chocolates and pretty much every cute item will be advertised, and while it’s great that there are so many options to choose from to show how much you love and appreciate someone.

A spontaneous trip with loved ones, a romantic picnic, are all ways in which you can seize the moment and tell them just how much they mean to you.

Take time to enjoy life and create memories that you can be happy with. Collecting moments and not things means enjoying what you have and who you have in your life.

And remember,
People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used.

While you are alive collect moments not things, earn respect not money and enjoy love not luxuries.. 🙂

“Hey, India is no longer the country of Snake Charmers”

Earlier today I was in a conference on web and suddenly a women from the western world asked me “which country I am from?” I replied saying “India”. The very next moment I received a message saying “Its the land of snake charmers, right?”. For a moment I was completely shocked, as how much we have developed in the past 2 decades are not under consideration. There is reason behind it & I want to clarify to the world about our country.

Most of the western countries, including the USA, used to think India of a country with snake charmers and ancient maharajas, where they should visit only for photo opportunities and buying some artifacts. But a couple of years back, we have a US President touring India, who says he is here because he wants to create jobs back in his country. Hasn’t time changed? Or are the people in west are just fooling themselves?

Our surge in the sky of development in the field of science and technology is a clear signal in making world know that India in no more a country of ‘snake charmers‘ which had been portrayed by most of the English writer’s in the past.

We are modern and developed in our own sense of term. The great creates norms and the weaker follows it. We have charted out our own destiny and will continue to do so whatever the odds may arise due to reasons many to count. The ‘Indian-ness’ in our blood will always be there to guide us in all our pursuits of development and progress. We have been able to command and control our destiny and help others to achieve for themselves.

There are a lot of myths about India:

1. “Travelling in India is dangerous” – No No No, We have definitely hit by few terrorists attacks in the pasts but our security system has improved enormously. Specially, the people from abroad are given high security & we welcome you all with respect. “Atithi devo bhava” in Sanskrit, what we call as “The guest is God” in English is the way we treat our Guest.

2.India is a Country – India is not just a country, It a place where many different religion live together without any disputes. It is a country where everyone has right to do anything they want to. Four of the world’s great religions were born in India – Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism. Today, the vast majority about 82% are Hindus, but with a population of 1.2 billion, that still means that the other religions are well represented. Islam, with 12% of the population, has 144 million followers.

It will be more simple to explain India in the following lines –

When we greet one another, we fold our hands in Namastey because we believe that God resides in the heart of every human being. We come from a nation where we allow a lady of Catholic origin to step aside for a Sikh to be sworn in as Prime Minister to a Muslim President to govern a nation of over 80 percent Hindus. It may also interest you to know that many of the origins to your words come from Sanskrit. For example maatr becomes mother, bhratr becomes brother, giamiti becomes geometry, trikonniti becomes trigonometry. We have 5600 newspapers, magazines in over twenty-one different Languages with a combined readership of over 120 million. We have reached the moon and back, but yet you people still feel that we’ve only reached as far as the Indian rope trick. We are the third largest pool in the word of doctors, engineers and scientists. Maybe your ancestors didn’t tell you that we have the third largest army in the world. And even then, I fold my hands in humility before you because we don’t believe we are above or beneath any individual. And Namastey.. 🙂

 

“Mumbai’s Superheroes – The Dabbawala”

Have you heard of it ” The Dabbawala’s”, if you’re an Indian then you might have heard of Mumbai’s Dabbawala’s. Mumbai, the mega city that never sleeps, on the move, vibrant, fun and here is one of the best lunch delivery system called “THE DABBAWALA’S”.

The Dabba = a tiffin or can be called as Container and Walla = Worker. Typically the box person who collects tiffin boxes from the house of office workers and deliver it to their workplace and carry it back to the residence. Those who engage the services of dabbawallas tend to be middle class office workers who embrace the Indian preference and pride in ghar ka khana (home cooked food). Customers pay about 180 rupees or around $3 per month for the delivery service. Mumbai’s committed 5000 dabbawalla’s deliver over 3,50, 000 lunches per day to office workers across the mega city.

What’s most amazing is that the delivery system uses no computers or sheets of paper for such a big delivery of food, and using computers or paper’s will make no difference as most of the dabbawalla’s are illiterate. The dabbawalla’s rely on coding system that employs letters, numbers, colours and symbols which signal each tiffin’s delivery path.

When all tiffin’s are gathered, they are separated according to their destinations. To complete this vast delivery, Tiffins are often carried overhead onto trains – efficient yet challenging nature of Mumbai stations. Dabbawalla’s wear a signature Gandhi cap – a uniting visual feature in chaotic rail and road contexts.

Its hard to believe but the dabbawalla’s are very precise with their time of delivery and delivering the right lunch box at right place without use of any pen or paper. According to Forbes Magazine, the dabbawala’s make less than 1 error in 1 million deliveries, it is beyond precision. They were awarded with Six Sigma rating, which means less than one error in 1 million transactions. Only company like Motorola was awarded with such rating.

The Dabbawalla’s, delivering lunch with Love,  precision and efficiency.