Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Goodbye Ganpati Bappa

So long farewell its time to say Goodbye!
The ten day festival of Ganpati comes to an end as we get ready to bid our favourite God a heartwarming farewell. The last ten days have not been easy on me with regards to work and health. But having immense faith in the adorable elephant faced God helped me pull through this and emerge as a stronger person.
Thanking him for having been there and looking forward to yet another ten day festival of pomp and vigor next year.
Good bye Ganpati Bappa. See you next year.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Ganpati Bappa Morya

It’s that time of the year when the Lord visits everybody's homes for ten whole days. Delicacies are prepared to pamper their favourite God and make his stay as memorable as possible.

The entire city of Mumbai is in a festive mode with giant Ganpati pandals, dhols and lighting. Not to mention the loud enchanted cries of 'Ganpati Bappa Morya' which can even turn an atheist into a God fearing person.

The remover of obstacles and destroyer of evil: Our Favourite Ganpati Bappa never lets us down. Happy B'day dear elephant faced God and welcome to our abode.


Thursday, September 09, 2010

Finding a purpose in life: Pilgrimage to the soul news

-By Swetha Amit
It’s not the journey but the destination that matters. Life is one such never-ending journey where many often get lost trying to reach their destination. Giving up the expedition, they go astray, seeking refuge in drugs and alcohol. Few are however determined to continue the endeavour and arrive at the destination of their choice. Others aspire to achieve spiritual awakening, which spiritual leaders down the ages have said is the ultimate purpose of human existence.

RM Lala’s new book titled ‘Finding a purpose in life’ takes the readers on a journey of awakening, enabling them to reflect, retrospect and rethink on their lives. The book is divided into six parts describing 26 powerful people who have contributed to society in various remarkable ways. Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, Albert Schweitzer, Jamsetji Tata, Ratan Tata, Nelson Mandela, Sudha Murthy and APJ Abdul Kalam are some of the personalities whose experiences with life have been highlighted in the book; the experiences that led them to become the people they are and helped them achieve a higher plane of existence will especially appeal to the youth of today.

The author explains the difference between ambition and purpose and career and purpose. He also stresses upon how purpose can either be acquired or be instinctive by citing profound examples. The chapters discuss various aspects of human nature such as love, nobility and reaching out to the youth. The aspect of compassion is elaborated upon with a riveting quote from a conversation between the Buddha and his disciple.

Written in a simple yet powerful style, the book is bound to appeal to readers of all ages and professions. ‘Finding a Purpose in Life’ is not just another self-help book, it is a pilgrimage to the inner self which is often left dormant to decay in the flurry of mundane and routine activities of everyday life. The readers are compelled to retrospect and ask questions. The answers they arrive at will eventually help them to find a purpose in their lives which is socially useful and personally satisfying, the key to which lies in a belief in truth and faith in oneself and God.

Available in most leading book stores, the book proves to be light on the wallet. However, its thought-provoking content will weigh on the minds of the readers in the long run.

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Saturday, September 04, 2010

Teacher's Day

Knowledge is that flame which ignites the minds of the young and old. It is that light which eradicates the darkness called ignorance. Today is that special day where the rays of wisdom lit up the globe making it stand out in pride. 5th September is the birthday of the late Dr. Radhakrishnan which is celebrated as Teachers day. We fondly remember him as the great educationist and his love for teaching.

Teachers are those souls who act as a guiding force throughout our journey of life. School is a home away from home where one is taught to be disciplined, honest and humble human beings. Right from teaching our basics in education, life’s lessons are also learnt in due course of time. They help us to differentiate between the right and wrong, influencing our lives to a large extent. They provide an anchor which helps in shaping our personalities in the right direction. They are those noble individuals who enable and encourage students to develop their talents, confidence levels and live a better life. A good teacher is someone who teaches not only with the mind, but also with the heart.

Today is the day, where students express their heartfelt gratitude to their mentors. They realize and cherish the value of what is taught to them. Students must recognize and respect such teachings as those that would abide them lifelong. We would therefore like to take this opportunity and make this day very special to all our teachers. A hearty thanks to all of you for having making a difference to our lives in a remarkable manner. We would like to conclude this speech with a quote which says that “Teaching is the profession which teaches all other professions.”


Thursday, September 02, 2010

Happy Birthday Lord Krishna

The adorable lad of Vrindavan whose pranks became the spectacular tales in Mythology. One who won over the folks of the same despite his mischievous streak. Be it troubling the Gopis, or stealing butter with his friends, Lord Krishna always came to the rescue of his near and dear ones. From a naughty young lad he soon went on to become the ruler of Dwaraka and a Philosopher, friend and guide to the Pandavas. A true Hero of Mahabharat whose conversations with Arjun led to what comprises our Holy book today. Teachings of the Bhagawat Gita have indeed inspired many to incorporate such lessons into their different spheres of lives.
Wishing this adorable God a very Happy Birthday. A day which is celebrated by millions in the form of breaking 'matkas' filled with delicious butter milk.