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Ganesh Visarjan

ganesh visarjan is not an event to be missed, especially if you are in pune. thundering dhol-tasha pathaks in traditional attire, brass bands, magnificent chariots bedecked with flowers, groups with social messages.. absolute no match to the energy experienced here.
my attempt to capture the awesome festive atmosphere around in sketches.
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२०१६ क्या खोया क्या पाया

मित्रो, २०१७ की अनेक अनेक शुभकामनाएं। आपके सभी संकल्‍प. प्रकल्‍प. विकल्‍प. कल्प. गल्‍प. पूरे हों।
आपकी प्रासंगिकता बनी रहे. सुख समृद्धि प्राप्त हो।
२०१७ की पूर्वसंध्या पर: २०१६ क्या खोया क्या पाया। सुनो #साउंड_क्लाउड

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…akhir Gaddafi gadde main

Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled Libya from 1969 until August this year, has been killed by forces loyal to the country’s new government. The Libyan government has confirmed his death. Gaddafi 69, was reportedly found hiding in a drain outside Sirte, where he and and others had taken shelter after their convoy was hit by a Nato airstrike as it attempted to escape.

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Holi Hai

Amitabh classic, ‘Rang barse bheege chunarwaali’ is one of favourite songs for many; It is rustic, earthy and raunchy.. penned by the poet Harivanshrai Bachchan, I like it even more. The senior Bachchan with his corpus of work, such great poems as Agneepath, Madushaala and Chidhiya aur Churungun.. all deep, intense, philosophical poetry with an almost militant revolutionary undertone – formidable Hindi pundit had a naughty streak!
But that is the very spirit of Holi, a festival for the letting down of hair with bhang-fuelled bravado of the sort Amitabh displays in that song. Holi has always been proof that no matter how uptight and upright we pretend to be, we all have a wickedly fun-loving side to us. It can be seen in Bhojpuri poetry, in Punjabi wedding songs and, at times, even in sensually charged Sufi ballads! It is little wonder then, that at a time when nature is blossoming into spring, we add a dash of colour to our lives with Holi. Of course, Holi also represents the triumph of good over evil. But that needn’t be and is not a sombre or solemn celebration.
It is so much nicer that Holi is the festival of fun and frolic. Of pranks and passion.. Of indiscretions and innuendo… Of comedy and colours…. Colours that lift our spirits. Colours that transform everything in sight. May you never live in monochrome. Happy Holi.

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Why do we do this?

Why do we do this?  We fight to save a few cents and also fight to pay a big bill.  We store everything that is plastic and cover everything in plastic.  There is more spice than food and more food than plate.  Why do we do this?  Because that’s the way we are. 

This is the new campaign for Tata’s Trueroots International Calling Service.

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Life

Your dreams are not your dreams only – your life is not your life only!
Decisions and what you want to do is influenced by people close to you, the environment and how you’ve been thinking – obviously influenced by many factors including people you interact with.
Ones life is driven by many factors -and primarily on how you wish to take the events and react to situations around – sound philosophical but again there are these numerous factors which shape up individuals and personalities.

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Attitude – work attitude

Attitudes definitions to work could be— do you ‘work to live’ or ‘live to work’? The former shows work as a means to an end— enjoying life outside the work environment; the latter shows the dedicated individual, whose life is their work. These two positions, taken to extremes, can cause conflict and prove incompatible.
As the saying goes: “Change your attitude you will change your life”.
Your attitude in the workplace can be one of the most telling aspects of how others in the company look at you and feel about you as a coworker. A first impression can be a hard thing to shake, especially if it’s a bad one. In other words, once you have got a workplace reputation for being lazy, a slacker, a whiner or any other negative tag, it can be hard to get rid of. Perception is often reality and once people get an idea in their head about someone or something, it can be difficult to get them to think differently. Your attitude in the workplace can sometimes define you more than the work you actually produce, if your coworkers come to see you as someone who is reliable, competent and intelligent. One of the worst feelings can be to work with people, who don’t seem to care and don’t appear to pull their own weight. So it becomes important to cultivate good work ethics.
Life is ever so short that nobody can really afford to remain average in the obscured crowd of nobodies. Make yourself stand out as someone with strong principles and work ethics, so that others can rely on your strengths. Qualifications alone, without work ethics, are totally worthless.

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Radio reloaded

From a bulky box at the centre of family life to a gizmo for the iFirst generation, radio has shrunk in size to a portable version penetrating through metros to towns. In recent years we’ve seen the digital FM sets sweeping into villages and small towns earmarked for traditional radio sets.
Radio was part of my growing up years. I remember the night plays we would listen to in Vividh-Bharati. Poor reception quality and TV emerging as replacement for SW/ MW saw radio dying – Ameen Sayani hosted Cibaca Geetmala on Radio Ceylon was such a hit.. and programs with latest western music hot with music lovers. Compare it with todays frequent break and incessant banter of FM RJ – would prefer going back to the SW/ MW era but all I get is garbled sound.
With worldspace, iPods and MP3 players and mobiles packed with FM receivers there seem lesser takers for old boxes. Tomorrows radio will be integrated devices with multiple functions as all-in-one entertainment gadget.. Able to tune to the nostalgic magic box on a leisurely Sunday still remain a most desired pleasure!