Yaad aate hain……Kuchh Beete hue Pal !!!

Life is a long journey…..We all are bestowed with good and not-so-good moments in our life. As we grow up, we tend to face the hardships of the world. These days lots of cobwebs have settled around and it feels as if we have totally forgot the simple pleasures of life. That life which we loved and cherished during our school/college days….

Those were really the Best days of our lives…..

Sharing few lines we I recently came across(in Hindi)……depicting the simple yet thoughtful insight into our past and present lifestyle!!!

 

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“Waha ki Dhoop bhi achi lagti thi
Yaha ke AC me bhi aaram nahi hai…

Waha Ghaas pe baithna bhi acha lagta tha
Yaha Recliners pe bhi chain nahi hai..

Waha ki Chai bhi meethi lagti thi
Yaha ki to Cappuccino me bhi mithas nahi hai

 

Wo JEANS aur TShirt me ek confidence tha..
Aaj FORMAL me bhi comfort nahi hai

Wo BLACK SHOES me jo baat thi
Woh aaj ADIDDAS aur NIKE me nahi hai…

College Bus ki aakhri seat pe baith ke Gaaye hue Gaano ki jaise ab Dhun bhi yaad nahi hai
Ab bas saamne ek Computer Screen hai aur hasne layak koi mazak nahi hai…..

Ek Jhuthi Muskurahat liye hum jaise jee rahe hai
Zindagi ka har Ghum ko Office ke kaam ke saath pee rahe hai…..

Subah ka ek Message: “Aaj nahi chalte yaar”
Ab: “Its already 9.30 where are u??” me badal gaya hai……

 

Pehle jiss hasti ko lagbhag pura College janta tha
Aaj wo ek Cubical me simat ke reh gaya hai…..

Pehle ek dusre ki party me jaise bill badhane jate the
Aaj ki Parties me thodi si Khushiyaan paane jate hai……

Pehle Best Friends B’day pe cake na laye to gussa ho jate the
Aaj to Best Friends se B’day pe mil bhi nahi pate hain……

Woh College group ki ladaiya jo agle din hi bhul jaate the
Aaj Manager aur Subordinate ki jung me tabdeel ho gayi hai

Exam hall ki “Bas ek line bata de yaar”
Wo ek line ab Google pe bhi nahi milti hai…..

Pehle jinhe ghanto baith ke hasate the
Aaj unse jee bhar ke baat karne ka bhi time nahi hai

Pehle jinse mile bina din nhi kat ta tha
Aj unke bina zindagi kaat rahe hain……

 

Wo Mid-Sem me ek shabd bhi na likhne ki azadi
Aaj jaise badi badi Excel sheet update karne ki majburi me badal gayi hai

“Tune kitna padha plz mujhe bhi padha de yaar” yaha koi nahi sunta
“I have done my work please review it” hi hamari favorite line ban gayi hai……..

Dil kehta saari bandishe tod ke wapas chala jaau….
Ek baar fir apne school or college me wapas laut jaau..!!   🙂

 

 

Keep Smiling!!! 🙂

 

Tarang Jain

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Exploring the “Dharma” —- The Jainism way!!

Before we even try to comprehend the meaning of the Jain dharma, it is absolutely necessary that we should have a thorough knowledge of the word, dharma or religion because for thousands of years, innumerable wrong notions about dharma has been nourished and held by people. Unlike what we see in today’s world and our society……

Dharma or religion is neither a cult nor a creed; nor it is a reserved system of any community. Dharma is not entirely related either to an individual or to a society; nor it is confined to any area.

Dharma is the essential nature of an individual or an object. Shramana Bhagawana Lord Mahavira has explained the meaning of dharma clearly thus:-

“Vatthu Sahavo Dhammo”
Meaning, Dharma is nothing but the real nature of an object.                                            

Just as the nature of fire is to burn and the nature of water is to produce a cooling effect, in the same manner, the essential nature of the soul is to seek self-realization and spiritual elevation.

If we examine the matter thus, we find that dharma acquires different definitions in different contexts but here is a simple and clear meaning of it; “Dharma is the name that can be given to all the elaborate codes of conduct and ideologies that enable life to attain nobility and spiritual exaltation”.

Dharma can be the only means to understand and realize the true meaning of life. Dharma in its real sense is that which leads the soul on the path of felicity, peace and spiritual bliss; and impels it to be active and progressive. The great Jinas/Jieshwaras (liberated souls) have defined dharma thus:-

Arhat Dharma: the dharma of Arihantas or the destroyers of the inner enemies namely Karmas.
Anekanta Darshan: the ideology that is comprehensive and is not limited to a single point of view.
Vitaraga Marg: the dharma that has been expounded by the Paramatma (liberated soul) who is devoid of all attachments and hatred.

Thus, I feel that my Dharma is a step toward self-realization and awakening!

Source : https://www.facebook.com/JainismPhilosophy

My world….with YOU!!

A boy moves away from his girl to search new avenues in career…..promising that he’ll never leave her and will always love her.!! He just wishes that his girl never forgets him….wherever she is!!!

 

Standing at the helm of journey ahead..

A surge of memories reflects the past!

We carved a unique world for ourselves..My Darling!

May only the eternity shows us when it last!!   

 

It’s the time when my destiny beckons me away from you.

Still my heart could give a million reasons to be with you…

But I don’t know what to say now..don’t know where to start!

Coz I don’t know how to handle my complicated heart!!!

All I want is to share with you is our memories; old and new,

So just take my hand or grab my wrist

And allow me to seal our fate with a gentle kiss!!

 

Love and separation!!!!

Love and separation!!!!

I still feel that I haven’t been able to say “i love u” enough..

And have it mean beautifully different every time ..!!

Never felt so close to someone before in so many ways..

Never known someone so well,

and still feel that there is so much more left to discover.!!!

But I hope you somehow understand,

the love i feel for you is more beautiful and more meaningful

then words could ever say !!!!

I am surely gonna miss you when you’re not there..

But I just have to say…Even if I’m going to be alone,

I wish you’ll be waiting when I am coming home!!                                         

 

So just promise me with all your trust..

You’ll care to hear my thoughts,

You’ll keep all the things I’ve bought!!!

You know that.. if you need someone to ease the pain,

You can always lean on me, my love will still remain!!!

When I choose to stay afar..

 I should know that you might not hold my hands forever.

Although it’s hard to imagine ..you too have a life ahead all new,

But it’s inconceivable to envisage my day without you..!!

But if you choose to separate our ways..I’ll be waiting here for thee,

For your silence to break, for your soul to shake,

For your love to wake!!!

 

Don’t know what you might be thinking…To me it seems quite tough,

To hold a conversation….when words are not enough!!

Thus I wish we share the same love for years to come,

which we garnered all through this time with practicality..                                                                                                

To let blossom our love of dreams into a beautiful reality!!!             

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Can India ever become a World Power ???

I often wonder about my nation – INDIA, the power it holds and the potential it possesses. We are aware of what it is capable of and  what needs to be improved in order to meliorate its position among global powers.

Recently I came across an article in The Economist which argues about willingness and potential of INDIA to hold fort among great powers of the World..I feel the urge to share its major excerpts..

So Here it goes….

NOBODY doubts that China has joined the ranks of the great powers: the idea of a G2 with America is mooted, albeit prematurely. India is often spoken of in the same breath as China because of its billion-plus population, economic promise, value as a trading partner and growing military capabilities. All five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council support—however grudgingly—India’s claim to join them. But whereas China’s rise is a given, India is still widely seen as a nearly-power that cannot quite get its act together.

That is a pity, for as a great power, India would have much to offer. Although poorer and less economically dynamic than China, India has soft power in abundance. It is committed to democratic institutions, the rule of law and human rights. It is confident and culturally rich. If it had a permanent Security Council seat (which it has earned by being one of the most consistent contributors to UN peacekeeping operations) it would not instinctively excuse and defend brutal regimes. With its enormous coastline and respected navy (rated by its American counterpart, with which it often holds exercises, as up to NATO standard) India is well-placed to provide security in a critical part of the global commons.

Yet India’s huge potential to be a force for stability and an upholder of the rules-based international system is far from being realized  One big reason is that the country lacks the culture to pursue an active security policy. Despite a rapidly rising defense budget, forecast to be the world’s fourth-largest by 2020, India’s politicians and bureaucrats show little interest in grand strategy. The foreign service is ridiculously feeble—India’s 1.2 billion people are represented by about the same number of diplomats as Singapore’s 5 million. The leadership of the armed forces and the political-bureaucratic establishment operate in different worlds. The defense ministry is chronically short of military expertise.

Indispensable India

But the lack of a strategic culture comes at a cost. Pakistan is dangerous and unstable, bristling with nuclear weapons, torn apart by jihadist violence and vulnerable to an army command threatened by radical junior officers. Yet India does not think coherently about how to cope. The government hopes that increased trade will improve relations, even as the army plans for a blitzkrieg-style attack across the border. It needs to work harder at healing the running sore of Kashmir and supporting Pakistan’s civilian government.

China, which is increasingly willing and able to project military power, including in the Indian Ocean, poses a threat of a different kind. Nobody can be sure how China will use its military and economic clout to further its own interests and, perhaps, put India’s at risk. But India, like China’s other near neighbors  has every reason to be nervous. The country is particularly vulnerable to any interruption in energy supplies (India has 17% of the world’s population but just 0.8% of its known oil and gas reserves).

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India should start to shape its own destiny and the fate of its region. It needs to take strategy more seriously and build a foreign service that is fitting for a great power—one that is at least three times bigger. It needs a more professional defence ministry and a unified defence staff that can work with the country’s political leadership. It needs to let private and foreign firms into its moribund state-run defense industry. And it needs a well-funded navy that can become both a provider of maritime security along some of the world’s busiest sea-lanes and an expression of India’s willingness to shoulder the responsibilities of a great power.

Most of all, though, India needs to give up its outdated philosophy of non-alignment. 

Making its shift more explicit, by signing up with Western-backed security alliances, would be good for the region, and the world. It would promote democracy in Asia and help bind China into international norms. That might not be in India’s short-term interest, for it would risk antagonising China. But looking beyond short-term self-interest is the kind of thing a great power does.

That India can become a great power is not in doubt. The real question is whether it wants to.     – The Economist 

Why Guys are Lesser Depressed!!!

Its been a while since I have been pondering over the reasons why I find men a happier lot among all homo sapiens !! 😛

But nothing really conclusive got my way until today when i received a mail furnishing some very simple yet amazing arguments regarding this….So , here they are in Nutshell….

All Men….Sit back and enjoy the reasons of your being in the Happier lot…

All Ladies….Kindly try and ponder over reasons which make U happier than Men!! 😛

 

 

Reasons :

1.      Your last name stays same.
2.      You can never be pregnant.
3.      The garage is all yours.
4.      Chocolate is just another snack.
5.      You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park.!! 😛
6.      You can wear NO shirt to a water park.
7.      Car mechanics tell you the truth.
8.      The world is your urinal….
9.      You don’t have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt….
10.  Wrinkles add character…. 🙂
11.  Wedding dress 5000/-.
12.  People never stare at your chest when you’re talking to them.!!
13.  One mood all the time.!! 🙂
14.  Basic Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.
15.  A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.
16.  You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
17.  If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend.
18.  You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.
19.  Everything on your face stays its original colour.
20.  The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.
21.  You only have to shave your face and neck.
22.  You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.
23.  You have freedom of choice concerning growing a moustache.
24.  You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.!!

If you’ve got even better ideas….do share….and keep smiling!! 🙂

 

TARANG  JAIN

 

What to do when workless in an IT company (On Bench) !!!

All seems well when you have an IT job with a stable work routine…whole day’s time spent is hardly noticeable…people tend to find ways to elope for free moments usually in  Break-out areas!! All like to discuss their busy schedules and work overload…But rarely had been discussed about How to utilize your time when at Bench?? 

Unfortunately , it took me not much time to figure out what it feels to be on project bench…. Within 2 months of outset of my professional life…i  landed up on resource pool…and still there….

Here i realized and figured out the importance of being free in a large organization and having all the world’s time to enjoy…

So , although there might be uncountable ways to pass this time….but here are few ideas which i have pondered over and practiced up to a certain degree of interests…

Hope people will find them meaningful and considerable to exercise !!!

1) Enhance Your Proficiency!!

Whatever job you work in, it’s likely that you can brush up your skills. Many offices have textbooks and manuals relating to the job that you can read.If you can’t directly improve your work skills, how about learning the ins-and-outs of Microsoft Word, or Powerpoint, or your email program? Having a strong grasp of the computer software you use daily can help save you a surprising time and make you more productive.

2) Socialize With Colleagues

A quiet day at work is a good chance to socialize with colleagues. This can help you in your career (people are more likely to support and help those who they’re friendly with and who they feel warm towards). It can also help you to enjoy your job.

3) Amass your domain knowledge whenever possible !!

Try and gather as much information possible on the domain you are working or on any topic likeable!! Use the full potential of Google to find whatever ideas cross your mind (certainly not evil ones 😉 )

4) Take a day or two off.

Sometimes you just need to refresh yourself, recharge your batteries before starting again. Don’t do any work while you’re out. Veg out, or read, or sleep, or exercise, or whatever. Get your mind off work. Think about your priorities. Get out in nature. Reconnect with your life.

5) Try and explore all nooks and corners of the city

If you are working away from your home city….this option is certainly for You!! Get ur ass out and explore the city ur in…Hit hard….party harder…!! This is the time when whole world is yours!! 🙂

6) Call your dear ones .  What better time to call someone to catch up, to tell them you love them, to just say hi … than when you’ve got nothing better to do. It’s a nice way to stay connected. Definitely the best time to shower your love to your lover  😛

7) Read Read n Read…till you drop  !!

Forget all the technical stuff..just carry a novel and get engrossed in it like never before….For me also its my favorite pastime..~! U’ll realize that its the best option to spend office hours and avoid unwanted people mobbing you!!

8) Take a stroll in the office open areas

If your lucky enough to have been bestowed by big office campus…then nothing better than opting for a leisure walk along with bunch of colleagues …help you get fresh air amidst already claustrophobic work spaces.

9) Rejuvenate yourself by listening your favorite tunes

Either play it on your speakers if your coworkers don’t mind, or plug in the earbuds.They can make any job much more fun.

10) Rehydrate Yourself : Dehydration can make us tired and sluggish. Water can refresh us. Keep that water coming all day long — you may need to pee more though(which still makes it easier to pass some more time :P)

11) Try learning new sports (whichever being facilitated at office)

Best option so far….!! This is what i did too…Go n hit the recreational area and try your hands on every new game available…! i did learn to play Table Tennis..!

12) Get your hands on every possible dish available in Cafe’

All foodies….Roar…and grab all big chunks of food available in your cafeterias…try all possible preparations…..satisfy ur taste buds!

13) Hit the Gym : If you’re bored, you might as well start getting in shape. You can do pushups and crunches right there in gym.

14) Pursue a hobby !!

If still these are not enough for you…..Try quitting the Job!! huh! 😛

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Love for the Coffeeee!!

Recently started drinking coffee and have always settled for a cup of cappuccino or is it just an indisposition to try anything new taste?? Everyone of us can find plenty of CCD’s and Barista in our vicinity for a quick cup of coffee…!!Luckier are those who happens to find Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf  or Costa….(Ofcourse u can tell d difference :P)

For newbeeess…it might be quite trivial to find the ONE coffee which might be just right for them from a long list of Alien-looking names on menu list!!! 😛

Anywaysss…..here is some quick guide about widely used and commonly consumed coffees :

Black coffee: A drip brew, percolated or French press style coffee served straight, with no milk.

Cafe Breva: A cappuccino made with half and half milk, instead of whole milk. The theory is that the mix gives a richer, creamier flavor. You should be aware, before trying this for yourself, that half and half is much harder to foam.

Caffe Latte: Essentially, a single shot of espresso in steamed (not frothed) milk. The ratio of milk to coffee should be about 3:1, but you should be aware that latte in Italian means ‘milk’, so be careful ordering one when in Rome.

Cafe Macchiato: A shot of espresso with steamed milk added. The ratio of coffee to milk is approximately 4:1.

Cappuccino: Usually equal parts espresso, steamed milk, and frothed milk, often with cinnamon or flaked chocolate sprinkled on top. Some coffee shops will add more milk than that so that the customer will get a bigger drink out of the deal, but that makes the coffee itself far weaker.

Indian (Madras) filter coffee: A common brew in the south of India, Indian filter coffee is made from rough ground, dark-roasted coffee Arabica or Peaberry beans. It’s drip-brewed for several hours in a traditional metal coffee filter before being served. The ratio of coffee to milk is usually 3:1.

Instant coffee (or soluble coffee): These grounds have usually been freeze-dried and turned into soluble powder or coffee granules. Basically, instant coffee is for those that prefer speed and convenience over quality. Though some prefer instant coffee to the real thing, there’s just no accounting for taste.

Mocha: This popular drink is basically a Cappuccino or Latte with chocolate syrup added to the mix. Sweeter, not as intense in coffee flavor, and a good ‘gateway’ coffee for those who don’t usually do the caffeine thing.

Flavored coffee: A very much ethnic tradition, syrups, flavorings, and/or spices are added to give the coffee a tinge of something else. Chocolate is the most common additive, either sprinkled on top or added in syrup form, while other favorites include cinnamon, nutmeg, and Italian syrups.

Frappe: A big favorite in parts of Europe and Latin America, especially during the summer months. Originally a cold espresso, it has more recently been prepared putting 1-2 teaspoons of instant coffee with sugar, water and ice. The brew is placed in a long glass with ice, and milk if you like, turning it into a big coffee milkshake.

Hammerhead: A real caffeine fix, this drink consists of a shot of espresso in a regular-sized coffee cup, which is then filled with drip coffee. Also known as a Shot in the Dark, although many cafes rename the drink further to suit their own needs!!   ( Really wanna try that too…Big Brother of Black coffee!! 😉 )

That’s enough for now….else gonna faint remembering all these names….Now enjoy some good coffees 🙂

Who'll wanna drink that beauty!! 🙂

Types of coffee via http://www.talkaboutcoffee.com

TARANG JAIN