India's Invisible

India's Invisible

You may see them on the railway station; you may see them on your way to office, college or school or on your morning walk. Who am I talking about?
I'm talking about India's Children, homeless, sometimes abused, illiterate, trapped in our urban sprawl where every minute for them has only one meaning "survival".To be more specific hundreds and thousands of homeless children, walk our streets. Greatly ignored my most. As if they were Invisible. They are India's Invisible.

If I were to speak from experience, I volunteered at an NGO last summer called One International and it was truly an enriching experience. Enough about me. Actually , the point I wanted to bring out was at the end of the day, the smile on their faces and the twinkle in their eyes unparalleled satisfaction . Also it truly amazing to see their spirit , always bubbly and effervescent , so full of energy (I know I just said the same thing in 3 diff ways).
So just go out there make a difference.
It's actually quit easy just use your trusty search engine I'm sure you'll find something relevant...

Perplexing Pune

Perplexing Pune

Pune, like many other cities in India is strange, sometimes unexplainably so. For example no one seems to be able to explain why?? My wheeler has been picked up twice in four days when it was in a parking zone and parked clearly in the faint yellow parking demarcation painted on the side of the road?? It looks like I'm going to make my customary trip to Deccan Police Station. For the help of people who have got their vehicle towed (in my case picked up) in the Deccan. DPS (deccan police station) is behind the side screen of deccan cricket clubs' ground. In only a few minutes I'll be a 150 rupees lighter while a ever smilling mamu (policemen in pune is lovingly referred to as a mamu in mumbai it is pandu I think) writes you a chalan(receipt). If you, never have seen a pune traffic policemen, he is really hard to miss actually with spotless clean white uniform and is blue Nehru cap, and not to forget his overflowing paunch ... He likes his chaha (tea) and kanda poha (hard to explain really).

The Queen of the Deccan, Pune or formerly Poona never fails to perplex me.

My newest interest life is a technology called RFID and like always I have created to study it more concisely... I have added the link..

Looks like the English premiership club,manchester united is under attack. Yes not form Arsenal's Thierry Henry , they are trying to avoid a hostile takeover bid from an American Billionaire Malcolm Glazer
So the question arises who is Malcon Grazer... He owns the American football team Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
Chelsea went Russiun with Roman Abromovich and now it looks like Man U is going american.
Just to make it clear I support Arsenal

I got myself a vehicle nothing very interesting it a actually one of those scooters . I got my self a honda activa it is pretty neat
here some
spec s

Honda Activa

Type 4-stroke, Single cylinder, air cooled, OHC
Displacement 102 cc
Max. Power 7 Bhp @ 7000 rpm
Max. Torque 0-8 Kg-m @ 5500 rpm
Transmission V-matic
Ignition Self / Kick
Battery 12V, 5Ah
Headlamps 35W
Frame High rigidity Under Bone type
Dimensions (lxbxh) 1765 x 715 x 1130 mm
Wheel base 1235 mm
Seat height 760 mm
Ground clearance 145 smm
Front Bottom Link with spring loaded hydraulic damper
Rear Unit swing with spring loaded hydraulic damper
Tyre size
Front 3.50 - 10, 4 PR
Rear 3.50 - 10, 4 PR
Front Drum, 130 mm dia
Rear Drum, 130 mm dia
Fuel Tank Capacity 6 litres

Happy Birthday papa on your 48th bbday......!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cast all your votes for Dancing

I know the voice of depression
Still calls to you.

I know those habits that can ruin your life
Still send their invitations.

But you are with the Friend now
And look so much stronger.

You can stay that way
And even bloom!

Keep squeezing drops of the Sun
From your prayers and work and music
And from your companions' beautiful laughter.

Keep squeezing drops of the Sun
From the sacred hands and glance of your Beloved
And, my dear,
From the most insignificant movements
Of your own holy body.

Learn to recognize the counterfeit coins
That may buy you just a moment of pleasure,
But then drag you for days
Like a broken man
Behind a farting camel.

You are with the Friend now.
Learn what actions of yours delight Him,
What actions of yours bring freedom
And Love.

Whenever you say God's name, dear pilgrim,
My ears wish my head was missing
So they could finally kiss each other
And applaud all your nourishing wisdom!

O keep squeezing drops of the Sun
From your prayers and work and music
And from your companions' beautiful laughter

And from the most insignificant movements
Of your own holy body.

Now, sweet one,
Be wise.
Cast all your votes for Dancing!

This was a beautiful poem from one of my favourite poets Hafiz ..
I juat love it

"There are 8 million stories in the Naked City and this was one them."

That was ending of a B/W movie I say yesterday, I really didn't catch the title because I joined in the middle. But I really don't want to talk about the movie as such I want to look at it from another angle.
People have their stories and yes there must be 8 million stories in a New York Minute. But these are not stories these are their lives..Their everyday doings.
EACH STORY IS IMPORTANT....An importance that cannot be ignored or forgotten.,.
On the other hand if we take these stories on the basis of numbers alone India and China will win hands down.
From one kind of story let s jump to another kind a news story,and as I was saying now suddenly world is sitting back and taking notice of the above mentined countries.
Top magazines spawn story after story fueling a sort public opinion in the developed countries .
Some experts have even gone as far as calling it Asia's Century
May be it is Asias century or may be it isn't .. as critics point out that they said the same thing about Japan ..but America survived Japan and it will survive China and India.
"Survived" what do they mean by that I thought to my self ..the answer is simple yet not understood by many .. United States of America is an empire in every sense of the word except for it is an empire in denial also it is the lone superpower and it dictates.. and the world listens not always without hesitation but the world listens.
The way I look at it is the alpha country and like in the animal kingdom Darwinian rules still apply for after all we are animals and once in a will a country faces the then alpha country for superpower status and I believe that what is happening know. The 'wanna be'
spes against the lone old spe.
But now it is more like tag team wrestling 2 against one. not 2 united but 2 against common a common 1
What I think is going to happen is a more balanced world.
We know that a plane works better with more then one engine same way the world will be a better place with more then one superpowers , more then one ideology , more then one culture and more choice. AFTER all democracy .. is all about choices (even tho china is not a democracy )..
and all and all summing up ..Things are getting better, bc the way things are there is only one way , up