Celebrating being Indian #66thRepublicDay

Last you heard ‘Aye mere Watan ke logo’? Heard it playing at some Public place at the last 15th Aug or 26th Jan? Yes, same here.

Returned home today to visuals of Burf Khalifa being lit up in tricolour being played on the Television.  Felt proud as a Indian. Yes, coz like most of us, I take things at face value and Tricolour being the colour of Burj Khalifa- The tallest building in the world is some thing, some big thing. Not clear as to what that big thing tangibly means- India getting among the prominent world countries such that countries take cognizance of its important public dates, reciprocation of the good deed of India of inviting the Prince of UAE as chief guest for this Republic Day function this year.

I’m 28 years old and I’ve grown to acknowledge that India is a great country. Having seen RDB (Rang de Basanti)Madhavan in Rang De Basanti exactly 10 years ago; The punch :
‘Koi bhi desh perfect nahin hota … usse behtar banana padta hai” still echos.
Agree; Its an 100 +ve’s thriving around pulled back by 50 odd -ve’s. Are we among the 100 or the -50’s? Coz the Government I voted for is taking no stone unturned to get rid of these -50’s.
And Im proud for having voted for this government, for having such great leaders.
I’m proud of the freedom I enjoy in this country.
I’m proud of the great values we have as Indians.
I’m proud of our combined history as India.

Not that this republic day is different than the one celebrated each year. But this year have had a chance to visit Kashmir-Ladakh-Border side, the areas where India exists thanks to the Army, BSF,CRPF, this year I feel the need for explicit celebrations of being part of this great republic. The effort and lives our fellowmen invested/invest to guard the borders need a special mention.
There are a lot of things that make our country less great- the caste/region divide, Kashmir issue, corruption, and another tens of things. But how about celebrating the feeling of being constituent of a Republic- A place where your say has value, it is heard and considered.

Penned while ‘Aye mere watan ke logo’ played in the background. #Lyrics 

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ғor тнe иєω υnĸnown

Well,If the Question is “What Motorcycling means to me”

The answer to this Question would be a question for your Consideration,here is how it Goes,

What do you do when you are Bored,have lots of  Leisure time in tow,or want to celebrate some event [eg. exams completion], feeling real low,or want to arrange a meetup of friends or Just a evening when the Couch & its mate TV seem to bore you??

I make a few calls,text,get like-minded buddies along n off we go on a long ride on my bike-The ZMR  [read Ride not drive]

^this solely should put in perspective “What motorcycling means to me”,but that’s not all,Allow Me..

Going Places

The first time we ventures out on bike was to Raigad,n that was not out of option but out of compulsion.the saga of student life,always short of Vitamin M,parental NOC,etc etc.Hence the low cost per km with passion & CD Dawn it was what was opted for.n it proved to be a deciding ride[just like a perspective for Biking Pre raigad ride & the other post ride][around 250km return]All of us loved the ride though was energy-wise  bit taxing.We vowed that for the next new years it would be Premium bikes & a better far off Destination, Zma & t’bird it was for tarkarli.& again this was a Awesome experience.Since then theres no looking in the rearview mirror 😉

Pune has been a catalyst in boosting our riding ventures, it surrounding have amazed us for years & yet they continue to do so..

Go lonavala’wards [n number of times ] & tell me if it was a boring ride,

Get offroading to Rajmachi,

Set towards Amby valley route,

visit the tiger valley on a night ride,

then The Varandha Ghat patch,The satara’wards NH4. or the ride to lavasa n much more.

Comfort quotient vs. Trill of unbound[4 wheels vs 2wheels]←

We Did Tarkarli[450 odd km] on Bikes n then we did Goa[500 odd km ] in a Car,each of the genre has its fan following.For me the Bike ride leverages the fun of getting to the destination.

Firstly: Its the Gush of Air that sinks into the Cranium n provokes the “adrenalin producing glands” w/o any foriegn intoxication {Exaggeration you think it is?huh? Well,it really is not.n if you thought otherwise ur not one amoung the breed}

And:  Each man is inherently different,but then much like-minded folks make Bikers,On a monsoon outing,one of us may be stuck at the sight of any of the Natures wonders;howsoever petty be it,that others may not generally take a note of,  when riding you just get off tarmac,park your bike,click the shots you desired n again race off to cope up with others,when in Car,the comfort kicks in the sluggishness,it really does,n then there is the jargon ‘Group consensus’ to be dealt with..

And also: there have been sane people doing rounds of the earth,yes Earth I said soaking into the pleasures of varied n anonymous cultures,strange people n the sightseeing along the journey? If you’d declared them Insane/jobless people You’d like to check out these links www.longwayround.com; www.2ridetheworld.com Charley thruman;Evan mcgregor [Both Hollywood actors]wont be by any chance be classified as insane.

Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out the car windows ”

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For me,I just opted for it [Biking] by mere chance & have fallen for it.I ride to get the taste of the Cutting at a faroff anonymous tapri,for knowing where the unknown roads lead to,for Getting to know the unknown that is new each single time.

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Bike  powered by Castrol Power1 racing engine oil;

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n yes, “Whatever it is, it’s better in the wind”

अग्निपथ! अग्निपथ! अग्निपथ!

अग्निपथ!

वृक्ष हों भले खड़े
हों घने, हों बड़े
एक पत्र छाँह भी
मांग मत! मांग मत! मांग मत!
अग्निपथ! अग्निपथ! अग्निपथ!

तू न थकेगा कभी
तू न थमेगा कभी
तू न मुड़ेगा कभी
कर शपथ! कर शपथ! कर शपथ!
अग्निपथ! अग्निपथ! अग्निपथ!

यह महान दृश्य है
चल रहा मनुष्य है
अश्रु-स्वेद-रक्त से
लथ-पथ! लथ-पथ! लथ-पथ!
अग्निपथ! अग्निपथ! अग्निपथ!
-Harivansharai Bachchan

Translated
Even if there be trees (around)
shady and huge,
for the shade of a single leaf
don’t ask, don’t ask, don’t ask..
(Walk on the) Path of Fire, (Walk on the) Path of Fire..

You will never stop,
You will never halt,
You will never turn,
Take this oath, take this oath, take this oath
(Walk on the) Path of Fire, (Walk on the) Path of Fire..

It’s a great scene,
The man is walking,
in tears, sweat, and blood,
soaked, swathed,
(Walk on the) Path of Fire, (Walk on the) Path of Fire.

making a living!!

Biness @ grass root

❒The Idliwala[Anna]❒

His Equipment: A Atlas  Cycle & Utensil anchored to it

He starts his day in the wee hours of the day with the help of his household.. Getting his perishable commodities ready for sale,that includes a host of activities & then when all is done,Hops on to his Cycle @ arnd 6am odd to reach his designated locality to sell his possessions.

Until 2pm he is done for the day,n left with nothing Business to do for the day!![or maybe he does other minting in the fillers]

so..What did he earn for the day:He came with 250 idlis & 250 Udid wadas in his patela priced @ a rational Rs.2 per piece.He cleared all of them for the day n headed home 🙂

Doing the Maths 500*2=1000 of which take the tangible cost to Re.1 per piece[for that thou,Quality isnt subdued],that would sum up to a decent Rs.500

per day,making 15000per month

1 shift of work for a illiterate would earn layman some 6-8k after a  Days hardwork..

05.04.2011 India uprising??

WE THE PEOPLE

I am with Anna Hazare in Support to implement better Laws to desist Corrupt ‘Public Servants’

Prologue

1. Who is Anna Hazare? An ex-army man. Fought 1965 Indo-Pak War..
2. What’s so special about him? He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Parner Taluka;Nagar District,Maharashtra
3. So what? This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is produced in the village itself from solar power,

Anna Hazare
The silent Hero for years

bio-fuel and wind mills. In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained, Eco-friendly & harmonic village.
4. Ok,…? This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure for his social activities.
5. Really, what is he fighting for? He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curb corruption in India.
6. How that can be possible? He is advocating for a Bil, The Lok Pal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians(Ministers), bureaucrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their deeds.

7. It’s an entirely new thing right..? In 1972, the bill was proposed by then Law minister Mr. Shanti Bhushan. Since then it has been neglected by the politicians and some are trying to change the bill to suit their theft (corruption).
8. Oh.. He is  on a hunger strike for that whole thing of passing a Bill ! How can that be possible in such a short span of time?
The first thing he is asking for is: the government should come forward and announce that the bill is going to be passed. Next, they make a joint committee to DRAFT the LOK PAL BILL. 50% government participation and 50% public participation. Because you cant trust the government entirely for making such a bill which does not suit them.   8. Fine, What will happen when this bill is passed? A LokPal will be appointed at the center. He will have an autonomous charge, say like the Election Commission of India. In each and every state,

An inspiration for 'Cleaning' India
Anna Hazare,Kiran bedi at Jantarmantar

Lokayukta will be appointed. The job is to bring all alleged party to trial in case of corruptions within 1 year. Within 2 years, the guilty will be punished. Not like, Bofors scam or Bhopal Gas Tragedy case, that has been going for last 25 years without any result.
9. Is he alone? Who else is there in the fight with Anna Hazare? Baba Ramdev, Ex. IPS Kiran Bedi, Social Activist Swami Agnivesh, RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal and many more. Prominent personalities like Aamir Khan is supporting his cause.
10. Ok, got it. What can I do? At least we can spread the message,Pray for his good health. Thanks for reading.

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar -World Cup 2011

Sachin & his ‘dream’ @Gateway of India,MumbaiSachin with World cup
Sachin Gateway of India
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar with thw Worldcup of Joy

Sachin & Pratibha Patil
Sachin with the president
Sachin at Raj bhawan Mumbai with Wife Anjali tendulkar
SAchin & Anjali Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin & Pratibha Patil Team India
Sachin with the president

Team India World cup 2011 Champions_photo

Team India World cup 2011 Champions_photo
Words of Admiration:

»He (Sachin) has carried the burden of the nation for 21 years, it was time we carried him.

~Suresh Raina.

»It is an unbelievable feeling. It has been a great journey. I don’t have words to express it. We did it for India and Sachin,’

~Yuvraj, who was in tears after the victory.

»We wanted it so badly, ‘We are really happy for Sachin. He has done so much for the country. The win is also for all the people of India.’

~Zaheer.

»‘The matches against Australia and Pakistan were a blessing in disguise for us. It is great win and a dream come true. All credit goes to Sachin Tendulkar. We played for him,’

~Gambhir

»‘It means the world to me. The World Cup is the biggest thing and we did it today. This is for India. This is for Sachin Paaji,’

~Harbhajan Singh

HAIL SACHIN