…rang de basanti or dance basanti??

My dear pals I have been a bit too disturbed to be thinking about anything else other than, ‘PoK’, ‘ Uri Attacks’, ‘ 19 Martyrs, ‘Surgical Strike’. I am an extremely sensitive person. With age and experience I worked on it, so that it doesn’t really take over me… Like really???? Yes dude!!!!!! Anyway.

When I was an adolescent I used to watch these men clad in olive camouflage uniform, armed with weapons ( I am like haila!! ye asli hai?) on television. I see them only on news channels. See them in No Man’s Land, in jungle, in desert,in snow. And made me wonder do these men really exist???

Born and brought up in Bandra where we have grown up seeing celebrities, actors, actresses around. So I was sure they are just like us. Just that acting and glamour is their profession which makes them popular. Whereas, I see these men in uniform. I am like these men are not for real. I mean why would anyone on earth by choice, leave his family, friends, relatives, social life. Leave all the comfort of his home. Abandon just about everything. Also give away their lives. And that is their profession? Are you kidding me?

I wonder what makes them choose something like this. Why choose this? Choose to live every day as their last. I am sure their Dna not same like us. We civilians crib to stand for National Anthem, when played in cinema hall.. LOL! So as an adolescent and (obviously) till now and always they remain Super Heroes to me definitely the real ones, yet so unreal to me.

I came across this beautiful article on The Real Super Heroes and their not so ordinary life, dealing with ordinary emotion.

( Army Officer’s Wife On What It’s Like To Marry A Man Willing To Give Up His Life For The Country

https://www.scoopwhoop.com/What-Is-It-Like-To-Be-Married-To-An-Army-Man/#W.c4515bqft/?ref=WA )

Oh Yes! Dance basanti. Mera bachha haai!!! Dancing, Signing, Acting Reality Shows main participate karey. Mera Bachhaaaaaaaa!!!! Naam roshan karey. Make me also famous. Wow on teeee veeee. I and my bachha are stars. Mommy (daydreaming)…Ek do daily soaps. Jaise Balika Vadhu. Then hindi or regional movies. Actor ka tag lag jaaye. Shahrukh – Katrina bann jaaye. Life set!!!

How we get fooled by these so called Reality Shows fad. The shows dude seriously, only the channels and the judges earn a fortune. Leaving the participants and winners with temporary fame and a cheque of few dimes. I am not against it. But guys, especially to all the mothers, why can’t we teach our children about The Real Heroes ( we all are heroes to someone in someway..yo Bro! WE ARE!!!)

The Real Heroes are not who are acting. Those are actors, those are entertainers. The Real Heroes are on borders, in wars, who lay their lives for us. Who guard our motherland from enemies, without a single complain. So that we can sit in comfort of our homes peacefully and watch those entertainers on television.

Please dear all, especially mommies and youth learn, know, educate yourselves first about The Real Heroes. Then pass on the knowledge, show our children what it takes to be The Real Hero. Teach them to respect our flag, our National Anthem, our martyrs. Instill a feeling of pride and patriotism like any other emotion and values taught.

Teach them about Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru, Vallabh bhai Patel. Many more magnificently historic freedom fighters. Like we teach about hare and the tortoise. As parents and guardians show our youth and children the way to become one of those Real Heroes. It’s absolutely their choice what path they choose to walk on. Least we can do is show them.

Mera Bharat Mahaan every single day ( not only on 26th January or 15th August) because of every single Real Super Hero from then to now.Let us remember them, thank them, celebrate their spirit, look up to them, take pride in their valour and salute their families every single day 🙌

POWER…

As I close my eyes, inhale(interpreting as to… what is power to me), all that comes to my mind –POWER WITHIN, WOMAN POWER,POSITIVITY!
As I open my eyes it’s GRATITUDE ! And when I look around here and there its so many things and varied context- manpower, political power! As I go further away from myself the line between POWER and CONTROL blurs!

To me everything positive is power. I am full of positivity, Which makes me extremely powerful! So What’s MY super power?

It’s…

A kind word

A genuine compliment

A thoughtful gesture

An extra effort

A helping hand

A listening ear

A warm touch

A honest opinion

Fearless attitude

A Smiley face

A Content soul

A Calm mind

Never underestimate the power of these!

Have you ever heard of man power? Nah! It’s manpower always. But you do hear about WOMAN POWER! Why because she is the creator, sustainer and potential destroyer ( hehe, I mean..why not? Who has the power to create, can also destroy).

GRATITUDE is an attitude of appreciation. Appreciation enhances the beauty ten folds. Be it people, health, relationships, anything that adds value, comfort, safety, security to you. Eventually making you more powerful reinforcing faith in yourself, people around and your life events.

As I go further … What do I see? Control freak people, clinginess, conceitedness, people putting you down for their needs and interest ( using their powers so that they can use you = negative power i.e. control ).

Power beautifies things around whereas Control abuses it. ( I choose not to talk about how people, things, emotions, positions have always been manipulated. Highlight the positives and just make yourself aware of the negatives.That’s what I follow).It is our choice absolutely what we choose to become.

The Abuser or Appreciator.

Never allow anyone or anything diminish your power!

power of WORDS…

Power of a Child…WARMTH!

Power of a Mother.. UNCONDITIONAL LOVE!

Power of a Family and Siblings.. SUPPORT!

Power of Spouse..TOGETHERNESS!

Power of Friends… ACCEPTANCE!

Few are blessed with genuine people around, few always get tested but that’s when we need to reinforce our power within. To walk our journey. No one can do if for us. Own it! Live it!

Power is in your Being!

Realise your Power!!!

So, can an outside source or a person make u powerful?

NO! no one can make you that, nor anything. You can only be full with guilt, sorrow, rudeness

You can only be hollow with hurt, disappointments

You can only be less of You!!!

All the Power is within..

You become Powerless

Only when,

You become without!

You Are Special, Because God made You!

Never Forget

NO#ONE#IS#YOU#AND# THAT# IS #YOUR# POWER

Bala Vihar#04

Children are not vessels to be filled, but Lamps to be lit – Swami Chinmayananda

Chinmaya Mission an organisation founded by a world renowned vedantic teacher Swami Chinmayananda, himself a lawyer, investigative journalist and a skeptic as he would call himself, found the joy & happiness hidden in the Upanishad & Sanatana dharma.

Chinmaya Mission believes in opening up the scriptures with it’s true authentic to the human world & allowing the people to unfold it them self. This organisation is spread into 30 countries. In INDIA it has more than 90 schools, university, hospitals and rural development projects.

The many activities is called the grass root activities where in free sessions happen for different age groups in various locations enriching how to bring in the richness of values into ones own living.

Shishu Vihar – For toddlers

Bala Vihar – For Children

Yuva Kendra – For Youths

Setukari – For Young Adults

Study Group – For adults (Men & Women)

Devi Group – ONLY for women

Vanaprashta – For Senoirs

Mission Statement

“To help children learn values with fun, to delight like the moon and shine like the sun”

Children are the architects of tomorrow’s society. Men and women of moral character and cultural values build healthier societies.

Chinmaya Bala Vihar, known for its structured syllabus and workshops, holds weekly classes to help our next generation acquire these values and build stronger character. Bala Vihar enhances the overall development of the personality of a child at all levels — physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual.

At Vasai Balavihar bloomed in mid 90s under the guidance of late Shri CM Menon, a retired Indian Airlines officer and In 2016 it has taken it’s first step to INTERNATIONAL SYLLABUS SYSTEM.

Note of Gratitude to My Reader Friends:)

Hello my dear reader friends.How are you guys doing? Me doing super. I feel glad and proud that I have made successful 10 posts, taa daa in span of 11months (which is an achievement for me guys). Woo hoo!! Thank you soooooo much for your time and support,it is encouraging. 


Thank you to all my friends who helped me in one way or the other, sometimes being my editor ,at times answering my questions, helping me get better. Bas ab ro padungee, ittee khusheeeeeeee.LOL.


NOTE SPECIALLY TO MY FEMALE READERS-

I have this suggestion wherein  I  want your help, guidance , views,  thoughts to start this monthly series blog titled BEHNA ( sister) BLOGS. Wherein we talk just about anything and everything that matters to us. Just about whatever on earth. We can talk from anything  dead serious to just about any nonsense.

like-

* Why is that men are called ‘male chauvinist pigs’?

*Why women are so obsessed with how they are looking?

*Why is that ‘ek aurat hee dusri aurat ki dushman hoti hai’ ( one woman is the enemy of another woman)?

*Why is the percentage of women so less in military in India?

*How the hell does nagin ( television series in India) get highest TRPs?

*Why is that recently senseless lyrics sell in Indian cinema?


Behna Chup Na Rehna ( sisters don’t stay quiet)!

Just flood in with questions, suggestions, discussions. Damn with every worry, judgments ,repercussions. Just pen down whatever!


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