Friday, December 07, 2007

Size Doesn't Matter !!!

Don't be surprised, the above picture shows the IBM hard disk 20 years ago. Besides the IBM hard disk there is toady's 1 GB pen drive. The first computer was as big as two floor building and we have a very slim trim laptop. Technology has done miracles in the human life.
Now you have to agree that size doesn't matter !!!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

What is Luv?

You must be thinking why I am trying to redefine the everlasting thing in this world. But I cant stop my self from expressing my thoughts on this beautiful feelings.

The person who has not fallen in love is a looser.I always say thank you to God for this beautiful feeling.

Love is a poetry, Everybody should try to write it. Don't worry about whether it will be good or bad, just write it. As every poetry is unique and the mirror of poet's soul so does the love.

Here I would like to share one wonderful thought from Swami Vivekananda:


True love can never react so as to cause pain either to the lover or to the beloved.
Suppose a man loves a woman; he wishes to have her all to himself and feels extremely
jealous about her every movement; he wants her to sit near him, to stand near him,
and to eat and move at his bidding. He is a slave to her and wishes to have her
as his slave. That is not love; it is a kind of morbid affection of the slave, insinuating
itself as love. It cannot be love, because it is painful; if she does not do what
he wants, it brings him pain. With love there is no painful reaction. Love only
brings a reaction of bliss. If it does not, it is not love. It is mistaking something
else for love.
When you have succeeded in loving your husband, your wife, your children, the whole
world, the universe, in such a manner that there is no painful reaction of pain
or jealousy, no selfish feeling, then you are in a fit state to be unattached.
Class on Karma Yoga. New York, December 20, 1895. Complete Works, 1:58.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Friendship

Friendship : The most beautiful relation in this world.

No other relation has the simplicity and innocence like this relation.There is one old saying the we can not choose our relatives but we can choose our friends.

You can not guarantee about your wealth, health. Everything is going to be away from you. The only thing is with you is your friends. If you have at least one good friend with you, your life will become heaven.
I think I am the luckiest person because I have friends who can do anything for me.
Thank you God!!!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

World of Contradiction!!!


I was driving to the home and I saw this amazing scene that in the middle of green trees there is only one starved tree.
Nature is the best teacher!!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Picnic Spot near Pune

1) Ananda Valley
http://www.anandavalley.com/testimonials.htm

2) Maval Srushti
http://www.mavalsrushti.com/concept.asp

5) Splendour Country
www.insplendourcountry.com
Col Ganapathy
+(91)-(20)-30525354
+(91)-9372406172
admin@splendourcountry.com
Office: 15 Century Arcade, Off Boat Club Rd, Narangi Baug Rd, Boat Club Road, Pune - 411001

6) GavKos
Deepak Deolankar - Manager
Pune Address for Registration:423, Shaniwar Peth (Near Ahilyadevi High School and Darshan Hall )
Pest Control Associates
Phone -24456331

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Shivthar Ghal description by Ramdas Swami

समर्थ रामदास स्वामींनी क ेलेले शिवथर घळीचे वर्णन.
गीरीचे मस्तकी गंगा ।
तेथुनि चालिली बळे ।
धबाबा लोटती धारा ।
धबाबा तोय आदळे ॥ १॥

गर्जतो मेघ तो सिंधु ।
ध्वनि कल्लोळ उठीला ।
कड्यासी आदळे धारा ।
वात आवर्त होतसे ॥ २॥

तुशार उठती रेणु ।
दुसरे रज मातले ।
वात मिश्रीत ते रेणु ।
सीत मिश्रीत धुकटे ॥ ३॥

दराच तुटला मोठा ।
झाड खंडे परोपरी ।
निबीड दाटली छाया ।
त्यामधे वोघ वाहाती ॥ ४॥
गर्जती स्वापदे पक्षी ।
नाना स्वरे भयंकरे ।
गडद होतसे रात्री ।
ध्वनीकल्लोळ उठती ॥ ५॥

कर्दमु निवदेना तो ।
मनासी साकडे पडे ।
विशाळ लोटली धारा ।
ती खाली रम्य विवरे ॥ ६॥

कपाटे नेटक्या गुंफा ।
तापसी राहती सदा ।
नेमस्त बांधली नाना ।
उत्तमे निर्गळे स्थळे ॥ ७॥

विश्रांती वाटते तेथे ।
जावया पुण्य पाहिजे ।
कथा निरुपणे चर्चा ।
सार्थके काळ जातसे ॥ ८॥

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani Trip

Its 07-07-07!!!! (Once in a blue moon)
This weekend it was going to be 7-7-07, this day come once in the century and we all Adventians want to make it memorable by going out. It is the different case that at this time nobody except Poonam was in Advent.
We have decided to go Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani because the weather will be really enjoyable over there. You can see the fog, water falls, greenery. You will feel like heaven after entering into the Mahabaleshwar.
Mahabaleshwar is 120km away from pune and from Mumbai its 220km. Mahabaleshwar is very cold place due to its height (4500 ft from sea).
Click here to see the wikipedia Map for Mahabaleshwar

I woke at 5:30am (?), you have to trust me on this. At per decided timing Nitin came to my place along with Archit his sweet child, Mrs Nitin , Poonam, Priti 2.
"Where is Sachin and Punit?" I asked Nitin.
"We will be picking both on the way."

We started from my place. The day was really bright and beautiful. We really miss these mornings many times blaming the laziness.
I asked driver to play some songs as I can't live without music but he said Music System is not working.
We decided to change the vehicle due to 2 reasons :
1) Music system was not working
2) We needed a heater in a car (We are going to Mahabaleshwar to enjoy the rain :) )

We picked the Sachin and we stopped at tea stall and we asked driver to change the car from Sumo to Tavera. He went back to change the car and we ordered the tea for all and Biscuits for Archit.

Finally we headed to Punit's place in a new and elegant Tavera. I asked Punit to come at the street so that we can save the time, But no. He invited us to his place for the snacks since we are going to his place for the first time.

Now everybody is happy and it was 9:30am. Finally we came to High way and started heading to Wai.

BreakFast
The whole way Punit was making jokes. He played CDs from his CD pouch which was containing very comedy songs. We were laughing like anything. Finally we stopped at wai to have our breakfast.
The nice small of Bhajiya and wada-pav was there in the atmosphere. We enjoyed it a lot.

(wada-Pav and Bhajiya)
(Team-Advent)
What are you waiting for ? Just Jump and fly !!!!
After the breakfast we again started towards the Mahabaleshwar. Just before the Mahabaleshwar there is one table point, we halted there.
We could not resist ourselves from stopping there. It was a beautiful plateau. When we went to the edge of that point the air was pushing us back. It was a great feeling.
I really felt like jump into the clouds and fly. Jokes apart people use this point to fly the gliders.
Venna Lake
We entered the Mahabaleshwar. Since Mahabaleshwar was the summer capital of the Alian ruler you can see their culture in the construction besides the roads.

We stopped at the The Venna lake The lake is surrounded by trees on all sides.
Since it was raining the boating was closed. A number of small eateries line the banks of the lake including carets, sweet corns. It was so fresh.

(Carets)

(Boats resting at the bank)

(Boat resting at the bank)

(Boat resting at the bank)

(Sweet Corn)
(Sweet Corn)
(Sweet Archit enjoying the Sweet Corn)
Sights to see:
There are lots of sightseeing is there in the Mahabaleshwar.
The main attraction are -
Mahabaleshwar Temple
Wilson Point or Sunrise Point
Connaught Peak and Elphinstone Point
Arthur's Seat
We visited all of them except Sunrise point. The road were covered with the fog and the water.

(Beautiful road towards beautiful places for beatiful peoples)
The atmosphere was so pure. I was feeling the feeling the freshness of the air.

Arthur's Seat
But frankly speaking the Aurthur seat point is the best among all the points. If you through the coin from that point it came back again from the Vally due the air force.

(Aurther Seat Point)
There is one saying about the Aurthur seat point, that long ago there was a Authur who use to seat there and create beautiful poems he use to through the papers and it use to came back. (sounds silly!!!)
But there is no doubt that its a beautiful place.

I went to see the point bare footed. It was my biggest mistake. The rocks were so sharp I was felling like hell on each of the step. But as usual I managed the pain :)
(Adventians)
(In fog you can see anything except your feet)

Due to the time limit couldn't go to the Pratapgadh. We search the nice restaurant and had the lunch.

After the lunch all the ladies went for shopping (as usual...) to the main thoroughfare Dr Sabane Road popularly known as Main street. After some rest we headed towards Panchgani.

Panchgani Table Land:
Panchgani is the second longest mountain plateau in Asia. We visited Padavas Caves also it is believed that the Pandavas had stayed here.
The atmosphere was so enthusiastic that we just opened all the doors of the car and started the Music loudly. All the people went crazy and started dancing.


(Life is too Good!!!)
Those were the really most memorable moments of the trip. Everybody was giggling, enjoying and living the life to the fullest.
Every really appreciated Punit for his wonderful dance. :))
Now it was time to leave. We started towards Pune again. We decided to have dinner once we cross Wai.
We stopped at one little hotel near the street. We were not expecting the variety of food over there. But sometimes you get most at the least expected places.
The hotel owner offered us variety of sea food and chicken. The quality was awesome!!!
After such long trail of memorable and wonderful events we returned Home promising each other that we will plan such trips more often.
I am waiting for the next trip :)))

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

How To Whistle Loudly

Introduction

I found this interesting article at here

Your fingers, washed (if you're starting a practice session)
A mirror (optional)

Practice 5 minutes a day in the mirror, and you'll have it in a few weeks (at the most)

Bevel: a sharply angled edge which air flows over and produces a tone. In the case of a whistle, the sound is created by the upper teeth and tongue forcing air on to the lower lip and teeth.

Sweet spot. the bevel's area of maximum efficiency, where the air is blown directly over the sharpest part of the bevel. Once you locate the sweet spot, your whistle will have a strong, clear tone, as opposed to a breathy, low-volume sound.

Whistling is a funny skill: folks who can whistle, wonder how anyone could have a problem with it. Folks who can't, wonder how anyone could ever produce such a sound. For those of you who can't, consider learning--a quick, loud, penetrating whistle has many useful applications and can be mastered with relative ease. (Note: there's nothing here on whistling Dixie or any other tuneful amusement.)

You'll be shown two techniques for whistling: one that uses your fingers, and another that doesn't. Say it's raining, your arms are full of shopping bags, and you need to flag a taxi. This no-hands whistle will allow you to emerge victorious in this situation and others. But the fingerless whistle is a little trickier to master, so you should practice the fingered whistle first. Just practice a little bit every day; soon pets and taxis alike will be at your beck and call.

Familiarize yourself with the different parts of your mouth, and get a feel for how they work together. It's mostly a matter of practicing whenever you get the chance: for example, walking a dog, applauding a live performance, or...flagging down a taxi.

If you can't produce any sort of whistle at present, maybe just loud wheezing sounds, you may want to try the fingered whistle first. Some say it's easier than the "no-hands" technique; others say they are equally easy (with practice.)

If you've set aside time to practice (highly recommended) then wash your hands first. It's good to be picky about what you put inside your mouth.


Method 1: Fingered Whistle

Tuck away your lips

First, your upper and lower lips must reach over to cover your teeth and be tucked into your mouth. Only the outer edges of your lips are visible, if at all.


Choose your finger combination

The role of fingers is to keep the lips in place over the teeth. Experiment with the following combinations to discover which works best for you, depending on the size of your fingers and mouth. Regardless of your choice of fingers, their placement is the same: each are placed roughly halfway between the corners and center of lips, inserted to the first knuckle. (Again, this will vary depending on the size of your fingers and mouth.)


Your options are:

  • a U-shape created with thumb and middle finger, or thumb and index finger,
    of either hand.
  • right and left index fingers.
  • right and left middle fingers.
  • right and left pinkie fingers.
  • Now that your fingers are in place, be very clear on these two matters of form:

    1.) Your fingernails should be angled inwards, towards the center of the tongue, and not pointed straight in and towards the back of your mouth; and 2.) your fingers should pull the lower lip fairly taut.


    Draw back the tongue

    Now comes the crucial part of the whistle.

    The tongue must be drawn back so that its front tip almost touches the bottom of the mouth a short distance behind the lower gums (about 1/2 inch/1 cm). This action also broadens and flattens the front edge of the tongue, allowing it to cover a wider portion of the lower back teeth.

    The sound is produced by air flowing over a bevel, or a sharply angled edge. In this case, the sound is created by the upper teeth and tongue directing air onto the lower lip and teeth.

    Blow

    Steps 3 and 4 follow each other very closely, if not simultaneously. Inhale deeply, and exhale over the top side of the tongue and lower lip, and out of your mouth. Some extra downward and outward pressure by the fingers onto the lips and teeth may be helpful. Experiment with the position of the fingers, the draw of the tongue, the angle of the jaw, and the strength of your exhalation. Adjusting with these will bring success.

    Start off with a fairly gentle blow. You'll produce a whistle of lower volume at first, but you'll also have more breath to practice with if you don't spend it all in the first three seconds. As you blow, adjust your fingers, tongue and jaws to find the bevel's sweet spot. This is the area of maximum efficiency, where the air is blown directly over the sharpest part of the bevel. Once you locate the sweet spot, your whistle will have a strong, clear tone, as opposed to a breathy, low-volume sound.

    Listen for these sounds: as you practice, your mouth will learn to focus the air onto the bevel's sweet spot with increasing accuracy. You'll probably hear the following: a breathy, low-volume tone that suddenly, as you adjust your fingers, mouth, or jaw, will switch to a clear, full, high-volume tone. Success! You're on the right track--your task now is to reproduce the mouth and hand position that led to the better whistle.

    Method 2: Fingerless Whistle

    The fingerless whistle is a natural outgrowth of the fingered whistle. In the first method, you use your fingers to keep the lip taut and in place. With the next method, you remove your fingers and don't use them at all (except to cross them for good luck). Instead of using your fingers, you rely on your muscles in your lips, cheeks, and jaw. Since this technique requires greater control of those muscles, it may be easier to master the fingered whistle first, and then move on to the fingerless method.

    Draw back lips

    Begin by extending the lower jaw slightly, and pulling the corners of your mouth back a bit, towards your ears. Your bottom teeth should not be visible, but it's fine if your upper teeth are.

    Your bottom lip should be quite taut against the lower teeth; if you have need help with this movement, press an index and middle fingertip on either side of the mouth to draw the lip slightly out to the corners. Note: this action is not an insertion of the fingers into the mouth, as the first method indicated. In this instance, you're simply stretching the lower lip a bit, and the fingertips aren't in the airstream.

    Draw back the tongue

    Now comes the crucial part of the whistle.

    The tongue must be drawn back so that it sort of floats in the mouth at the level of the lower front teeth. This action also broadens and flattens the front edge of the tongue, yet there's still a space between the tongue and the lower front teeth.

    The sound of the whistle comes from air that is blown over a bevel, or a sharply angled edge. In this case, the sound is created by the upper teeth and tongue forcing air on to the lower lip and teeth.

    Blow

    Steps 2 and 3 follow each other very closely, if not simultaneously.

    Inhale deeply and exhale--the air should flow under your tongue, up through the space between the tongue and teeth, and out of the mouth. Experiment with the position of the fingers, the draw of the tongue, the angle of the jaw, and the strength of your exhalation.

    Start off with a fairly gentle blow. You'll produce a whistle of lower volume, but you'll also have more breath to practice with if you don't spend it all in the first three seconds.

    Using your upper lip and teeth, direct the air downwards and towards your lower teeth. The focus of the air is crucial for this technique--you should be able to feel the air on the underside of your tongue. And if your hold your finger below your lower lip, you should feel the downward thrust of air when you exhale.

    As you blow, adjust your tongue and jaws to find the sweet spot. This is the area of maximum efficiency, where the air is blown directly over the sharpest part of the bevel. This results in a strong, clear tone that's constant, as opposed to a breathy, lower-volume sound that fades in and out.

    Listen for the following: the sound you'll start with will sound as if you're letting air out of a tire. Every now and then, the clear and full tone will come through, and you'll know that it's only a matter of time before you're hailing every pet and taxi in your community.

    Thursday, May 24, 2007

    Warli

    • The Warli or Varli are an Indian Scheduled Tribe.
    • The word Warli is derived from warla, meaning "piece of land" or "field".
    • The Warli carry on a tradition stretching back to 2500 or 3000 BC.
    • Use a only a circle, a triangle and a square for the paintings.
    • The circle representing the sun and the moon, the triangle represents mountains and pointed trees.
    • Square is a invented by warlis.
    • Human and animal bodies are represented by two triangles joined at the tip; the upper triangle depicts the trunk and the lower triangle the pelvis.
    • The ritual paintings are usually done inside the huts.
    • The walls are made of a mixture of branches, earth and cow dung, making a red ochre background for the wall paintings.
    • The Warli use only white for their paintings. Their white pigment is a mixture of rice paste and water with gum as a binding.
    • They use a bamboo stick chewed at the end to make it as supple as a paintbrush.
    • The wall paintings are done only for special occasions such as weddings or harvests.

    Weekly Bazaar-"People gather at the marketplace once a week. There are shops selling fruits, vegetables, earthen pots, clothes, cooking pots, bangles, sweetmeats and livestock. "

    Construction-"A typical Warli village with a construction of a hut in progress in the corner. "
    Cultivation-"People working in a farm planting young rice plants. The crop of rice needs to be sown and re-planted after a few days of growth."
    A Day in a Warli Village- "A typical Warli village with huts, trees, animals and people chatting, cooking food, milking a cow, drawing water from the well, carrying earthen pots filled with water on their heads. "
    The Rain-"Nobody rejoices in the rain as much as a peacock. The peacock dance shown here is said be seen only in the rain. The rain water is rushing through the streams coming down from hills. This is a forest scene with some wild animals. "
    A River-"People filling river water in containers and washing clothes in the river. There are two women grinding grains using a stone mill. "
    The God - "A temple with a deity inside. There is a marriage procession at the bottom with the bride and the groom riding a horse and other people playing musical instruments and dancing."
    The New Crop - "Warli people harvesting the new crop. In the centre, bulls are walking on the new crop allowing the grains to separate. The separated grains are then dropped from a height allowing the wind to separate the husk from the grains."
    A Visit to a city- "A city seen through the eyes of Warli people with roads, buildings, cars and buses. "
    Dancing through the night-"Women tie their hair in a single knot at the back of the head. Men and women alternate in a spiral formation and dance without turning their backs to the persons playing the musical instruments."

    Wednesday, April 11, 2007

    Emotions

    Today I resigned I was wondering how can a employee can be detached with his company so easily. It was almost a 1 month discussion with my heart and the mind to resign. Finally I gave that little paper to HR manager, telling her that I am resigning. The best part of the human beings are the emotions. If there are not emotions in the human life then there cannot be anything. Going further on this I will say that this is the only difference that make human a true human being. But now the question arises that some group of intellects say that being emotional is not good and some group believes that there has to be emotions in the life. I myself strongly believes that there has to be emotions. Its a just another organ of the human body. Back to the topic. I don't know about the others but for me it was not a easy decision to resign from my company. I really got attached with the company and my work, atmosphere the people and colleague I got here. I remember the times when we solved the most unsolvable problems, the times when we blamed each other. But end of the day we had a clear view about each other. The company which gave me so much of knowledge and work ethics. I learnt a lot from this company and now I don't feel like living it. But finally I made up mind I resigned. I don't think so that a chit of paper can detach me from my company. It is just a formal way to say that you are detached from the company.

    Thursday, March 22, 2007

    Beauty

    This is pic is from the AvachidGad (Fort) trek. Nature simple yet beautiful.

    Sunday, March 18, 2007

    AvachitGad Trekking

    Hi, Check out few snaps from AvachitGad Trekking. It was really adventurous. To see the AvachidGad map click here

    This is the pond on the top of the fort.


    Sun Rising.....

    Old cannon waiting to be fired again....

    Another beautiful scene in the morning

    Main door of the fort



    I hope you will love this snaps.