A Fantastico Experience

I’ve travelled a lot throughout my life. So many trips have done with family and friends, have gone abroad for official purposes. But, there are very few trips which are literally unforgettable. Travelling is always a fun and in that sense, every trip means happiness. Still, there memories and incidents associated with some journey that make them very much special. The fond memories of such a trip are very close to my heart and perhaps, it would ever be.

I was in Bengaluru for about 8 months in 2012. I was totally a stranger in the city with no acquaintances, let alone friends. In fact, I was transferred on an emergency basis to serve a client based there. It was a temporary shift and the hike offered was pretty decent. So, technically, there was nothing to complain.

I’m not a workaholic but I wanted to finish the project as soon as possible and, worked for hours on weekdays, felt totally sapped out on weekends and slept. That there was no friends or nowhere to go about, didn’t bother me. My company arranged my stay in an apartment. The only person I used to talk there with was another boy who lived on the same floor, just opposite to my 1 BHK flat. He was living there alone too, the flat belonged to one of his relatives. He was known as Iyengar and was from some village.

One Saturday morning, he knocked at my door. It was only 7.30 am and I was fast asleep. I opened the door with a big question-mark written quite unmistakeably on my face. He smiled wryly and said, suddenly he got a call from his mother that his father has fallen ill and might need to be hospitalized as said by the local doctor. He had to go home and he asked me whether I could accompany him for there were a lot of things to take care of in case the hospitalization was needed. There being no one in the house except his mother, he might need some help.

I had to agree because there was no other option. We left for his village on his bike at about 9 am. He told me it would take about 5-6 hours to reach there.

There is nothing much to say about the road trip. We reached his village in a little more than five hours. The good news was his father was recovering. The things that made me overwhelmed was the treatment I got from his family and fellow villagers. They were eager to show their gratitude in every possible way. During lunch, Iyengar’s mother served home-made delicacies. She lamented that they were strict vegetarians and, so had nothing to offer as per my choice. I would never forget her kind words, it mattered a lot because Tamil Brahmins are quite conservative in this respect. I said her several times I actually enjoyed the food and she needed not to worry. She was not very proficient in English, with a limited vocabulary, she tried her best to show her love and kindness. I realized where love speaks, language can’t stand as a bar. The love I received in those two days from some unknown people would be a treasured. And all because I accompanied their son as he needed help.

The innocence, kindness and love I received from absolute strangers have made that trip one of the most memorable ones of my life. A fantastico experience of a different type, so to say.

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Jazz-Passion Sings

I’ve said earlier in this blog that my interest in music grew from the childhood. My parents were the inspirations, they were all ears to different types of music and they believed, music speaks of emotions and passion regardless of the language. So, from my very childhood, my ears were trained to listen to different genres starting from Hindustani classical to Latino pop. Music wafted in the ambience of our house.

My love for jazz originated much later, though. My cousin was a music aficionado and was five years older to me. He had a huge collection and I spent many evenings at my uncle’s house listening to different voices while savouring ‘poha’ made my Shweta aunty. My cousin, Vivek, was a die-hard fan of vocal jazz. When I first listened to Frank Sinatra, honestly, I didn’t like him much. But, after watching Anchors Aweigh, I just fell in love with him and his voice! Songs like “fly me to the moon’ or “I’ve got you under my skin” can transport anyone to a different level. The lyrics, the emotion and the mesmerizing voice- together the impact is irresistible.

Nat “King” Cole and Lena Horne, come next to my list of favorites. For the latter, her expressive singing voice earned her musical roles in white movies in the 1940s, when it was still illegal for some theaters to screen films with black actors. She was not only a singer but also a rebel and a fighter.

Basically, jazz music is characterized by a strong but rhythmic understructure flexible in nature. Improvisation, that is, creating and rebuilding at the spur of the moment, according to me, is the essence of jazz. It is partly planned and partly spontaneous. It is said, jazz is considered as the best example of what democracy should be- individual freedom with responsibility to the group. The inspiration of Jazz must be created in the mind first with passion and spontaneity. Jazz is accompanied by instruments like saxophone, trumpet, piano, double bass, and drums most of the times.

It might sound hilarious but we did make a jazz group in our locality, my cousin, and his three friends and I being the members. I used to be the lyricist and, my cousin was on drums. We even performed in local functions a couple of times. Of course, the enthusiasm subsided with passing days and as the members got engaged in studies and jobs, our jazz story came to an end.

The music genre which once stormed America during their emergence in the 1920s is still regarded as one of the best ways to speak out the ways. To speak out the ways with the language of music. To make it clearer, if classical music is like a good book, jazz is like a good conversation, it changes and comes out differently even if you discuss the same thing. There lies the spontaneity or improvisation of which I talked above.

Jazz is a bit complex and often you need to listen to a song more than once to grasp the beauty of it. But, trust me, if you get it somehow, you are bound to fall in love with jazz.

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Impact of Blogging, a Fantastico Journey

My blogging journey started exactly 18 months ago. I’ve been an enthusiastic writer since my school days. I used to write poems, short stories but was always hesitant to show it to anybody. That were the secrets kept within the pages of my notebook. During my engineering days, I almost forgot to scribble anything. The ideas either didn’t occur or when they did shine, I was too busy with my studies. After getting my first job, the ecstasy of earning and spending on my own was overwhelming and writing as a hobby was still to resurface. Then after settling on my second job and being in this IT industry for five long years, the monotony was rising slowly. Then, as a result, the writing bug slowly creeps in and, finally, I started this blog.

It has been a fantastico journey so far. Blogging makes us look beyond ourselves. I’m not a great reader, but since I’ve started writing on this blog (my sister has some contributions to this blog, too and I have to acknowledge her), I’ve resumed my habit of reading. I enjoy reading posts people publish on their blogs. Blog posts do reveal different incidents of their life and work and I love reading those tidbits.

The journey of my blogging is something very much like the new car introduced by Tata Motors. The new Tata Zica is a zippy car. It’s peppy, spacious, strong, fuel-efficient and is based on an all-new platform. The unique design makes it a fun drive. Similarly, blogging has opened new horizons to me. I have come to know of things and write about them which I couldn’t think of before.

The sojourn as a blogger till now is really a peppy one. I’ve made friendship with new people, they all have different point of views towards life and things, but they all share the same love, the love of blogging.

The most amazing thing is I’ve discovered one of my school friends here in the blogosphere. We studied in the same school for just 4 years and then his father was transferred to another city. But he was a good friend to remember. A few months ago, while I was just aimlessly going through the list of bloggers on Indiblogger, I happened to stumble upon a name that rang a bell. I visited the blog and emailed him to confirm the identity. The reply came within 20 minutes! We both were happy to meet each other after a decade. He runs a tech-blog and his main goal is to help co-bloggers with information and know-how.

As Tata Motors defines the design of the new Tata Zica as ‘expressive and exciting’, similarly, words scribbled on this blog are moving expressions of my heart. They reflect my passion for writing. I don’t write to preach, I write because I’ve something to say and the feelings are unleashed through words. Blogging has undoubtedly impacted my life by making it a better one.

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Impacts of Global Warming

Over the past century, we, the humans have changed the earth’s atmosphere in dramatic ways resulting in global warming. At present, it’s the most controversial environmental issue. Global warming severely affects the natural balance of the environment and, as a result, the climate has gone through unwanted changes throughout the world.

The exchange of incoming and outgoing radiation that warms the earth surface is often referred to as the greenhouse effect because a greenhouse works in the same way. Indiscriminate use of fossil fuels, cutting down of the trees in abundance (deforestation) along with other factors have raised the percentage of greenhouse gases like CO2, methane, nitrous oxide and fluorinated gases in the atmosphere.

These gases trap sun’s radiation and the temperature of the earth surface increases. As air moves around the world, greenhouse gases become globally mixed, causing the glaciers melting which eventually raises the sea level. This could result in the flooding of low-lying coastal areas and cities, such as Egypt, the Netherlands, and Bangladesh. Many areas of the world are experiencing increased hurricanes, floods, droughts, and other natural disasters. It also affects the aquatic and marine life of plants and animals. Damage in the ozone layer is the most threatening effect of global warming.

The impact of the increasing global warming could be extremely harmful. Apart from torrential rains causing floods, drought, forest pests and wildfires are happening. This abrupt change of temperature in different parts of the earth is making the water of the oceans warm. As a result of this, almost in every mountainous region across the world, glaciers are retreating. In one basin in Glacier National Park in Montana, for instance, two-thirds of the ice has disappeared since 1850. If we can’t put a check on uncontrolled warming, the remaining glaciers could disappear by 2030.

Global warming is no more a prediction or threat, it is happening, right now! And, the impact of the process on this planet is getting worse with every passing day. Humanity doesn’t have much time left. We should start working immensely on stabilizing the concentration of greenhouse gases to thwart devastating effects from climate change.

Small changes in everyone’s life can help to check global warming. Indiscriminate use of vehicles and machines producing gases like CO2 should be restricted, Co2 emission being one of the major factors of global warming. Instead, renewable and non-conventional energy sources like the wind, solar and hydel energy should be given preference. People should be advised to plant more and more trees as trees maintain the natural ecological balance. There should be well-planned and environment-friendly drainage system to pass away the waste products and chemical wastages from mills and factories.

The earth has its own natural balance. To make life thrive on the earth surface, we need to maintain it. Or else, humankind would be in great danger in the near future. By following easy and simple steps, we can be able to stop the huge negative changes in the atmosphere by lessening the effects of global warming and even stop it a day.

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Music of Nature

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Music is a thing we can’t live without. Commonly speaking, music are those notes, chords and tunes which are capable of producing a pleasing effect to our ears. We love to listen to songs and instrumental music, we have different choices and our likings vary. The world of music is vast with a myriad of tones and tunes. But have you ever pondered over the fact that music is always directly or indirectly influenced or inspired by nature?

Long ago, in ancient times, the sages were aware of the tremendous power of music. They knew music can transform, uplift and move us to a higher state of living. There were strict rules and precisions for chanting each shloka, taming the power of nature in the process. The right way to chant the mystical, sacred monosyllabic mantra ‘Om’ or ‘Aum’ can transport a person to a higher level of spiritualism.

There are innumerable sounds in nature. Every moment we are listening to them, some are subtle, sensitive while others are easily perceptible. When the sun rises every day, the morning with all its glory welcomes him. The flowers open up, leaves shine, and the birds begin their songs. I often wonder how do birds produce such a variety of sounds and what vocal intricacy and dexterity they have! I once read in a book, the songs of birds are produced by the coordinated activity of different muscles. Aren’t our favorite singers follow the same rule to make their renditions melodious and perfect?

So, here also, the inspiration comes from nature itself.

Not only birdsongs, but nature has an inexhaustible source of music. The drizzle has a soft, purring sound, the pitter-patter raindrops while a downpour is furiously melodious. The rhythm of a waterfall or a torrential river bickering down to a valley has an enigma. The sound which can melt you, mix you up with itself. The roaring of sea waves has a pattern in it, there is a hidden tune, and once you can decipher that, you can find yourself one with nature and music.

Music and rhythm are excellent ways of moving towards the discovering of identity. The inception point being hidden somewhere in the bosom of nature. Our audibility has a specific range and we can’t hear anything beyond that. Otherwise, I believe, we could hear the most soothing sound when a flower slowly blooms, when dewdrops transcend to the earth or when a butterfly sucks honey.

Music is ethereal, music is the offspring ob nature. The domain of music is ubiquitous. It flows through our blood, through our nerves. Even the hearts beats in a musical manner, with definite rhythmical beats. Once the beat is lost, we meet the end. It’s nature who has created us in this way, adorning every single second of our life with music, discernible or indiscernible to the mortals. Nature holds the key, the most complicated tunes, the sweetest melodious songs, the most soulful chant, all owe eternally to nature. For the inspiration, for the source, for the beauty of life- music.

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A Fantastico Trip With a Peppy Navigator

Friends are always a fun to be around, more so when you have some crazy, peppy friends! Any normal journey could become a fantastico adventure then! The closest circle of friends I have is a bunch of such guys. Five of us, whenever we used to meet on any occasion, we had loads of fun. This reached its crescendo when we all went onsite to the USA for six months. On weekends, we had nothing to do as such. None of us liked shopping and the list of things we all had from our families got done.

So, we decided to take a trip of the city we were staying, Los Angeles. Now, the thing is, none of us liked the concept of GPS because we didn’t want to be ordered by a mere mechanical device. We rented a car and decided to make the journey with the help of Google Maps and MapQuest. One of my friends, Avinash, took the place of the navigator. There was a risk, obviously, to drive without GPS, but we didn’t care.

So, our journey began at 8.00 am in the morning. It was a pleasant day and we were in a jovial mood. Nothing special happened as such as we visited a few places following the tourist guide. We were enjoying ourselves to the fullest.

After having our lunch at a cafe, Avinash was pondering over the road Atlas. After all, as the navigator, he had some responsibilities. Suddenly he announced that there was a beach  a few miles away and suggested that we should be there. So far he did his navigation job quite well, so none of us had any doubt of his skill. It sounded wonderful to  be at the beach in the afternoon, so we unanimously supported him.

This time, Santa, another friend, took the driving seat. I was feeling very sleepy and as soon as the wheels started to move, I dozed off.

I woke up suddenly as all four of the rest were almost shouting over something. It took me some time to get the situation. Then I understood that we were moving for almost an hour with no sign of beach anywhere. Everybody was excited and all of them started a heated argument as what to do next, which way to go.

Avinash tried to pacify us. He was still very much confident about the existence of the beach somewhere nearby. He kept on saying,“aare yaar, thoda toh sabar karo. mil jayega”, as if we were at a random search!

However, after about 45 minutes, when we had lost all hopes about the beach, he shouted excitedly,”the beach is right there, take the next exit and just half a kilometer”.

We were visibly relieved. After 10 more minutes, we reached the spot and was taken aback! It was not a sea beach, it was a market complex named “The Beach”!!

We all burst into laughter seeing Avinash’s expression. It was one of the most amusing moments of my life.

But we learnt the lesson of the lifetime. It’s always wise to use GPS when one has a navigator like Avinash!

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Impacts of Advertisements

Advertisements are paid forms of mass communication, done to persuade the consumers with an ultimate objective of passing on the information, or publicizing a product, idea or service that might stimulate the viewers to go for it. It is the most important aspect of marketing in the modern society and indeed has deep impacts on our social and psychological being.

There are many sources through which one can advertise their products or service. Ranging from a simple notice on a wall to a million-dollar assignment with some celebrity endorsing a product. Advertisements are all around us. When we step outside the house, billboards appear in front of us. Continuous exhibition of products can be seen on television and newspapers and on the internet. In this highly competitive world, advertising does make either a product a hit or a miss. Everyone and everything need propaganda for selling, for which advertising seems to be the perfect solution.

Since India has opted for the open economy policy, global brands have found their way in the country. Advertisement helps a lot to make people aware of such brands. Influencing audiences through video commercials are the easiest way to promote anything as it leaves a strong and lasting impact on the mind.

In the recent years, advertisements have taken a distinct place in our everyday life. The question is, do they have positive or negative impacts? I would like to say, both.

Advertisements make us aware of the newest techniques, products and information. We can get news on different things through them. Advertisements celebrate change and internalize change for those who become better by using a certain product or service. We can compare different brands and choose from a range of products. Thus, in a way, they help to keep monopolization at bay.

But, everything about advertisements is not so bright. Advertisements awaken greed inside us. A consumer gets allured by the dazzle of advertisements. They try to diminish the difference between a consumer’s need, want, and aspirations. No one can deny the fact that at some point of life, they’ve bought things which were not needed at all, and he/she just had fallen to the temptation of the advertisements.

Children are perhaps the worst affected. Their tender minds are gullible enough to believe in all that are shown and said in an advertisement. My seven-year-old niece, after watching a popular advertisement of a particular chocolate bar, really began to think that would make her forget all worries!

Even adults are not spared. Some advertisements make young generation too much obsessed or sensitive about their physical attributes and they develop certain complexes. To boost the sale and win over customers, companies often pour a great amount of money on advertisements. The good feeling of possessing a certain expensive brand is instilled in the consumer and he/she yearns to own that particular product even when that is beyond their reach. Thus, a psychological pressure is created on the consumer which is not healthy at all.

However, it’s not possible to stay away from advertisements in today’s world. They are an essential part of the society.  Rather, we should try to use our intellect and wisdom to judge a product before believing blindly in advertisements.

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The Magical Musician, Miyan Tansen

It is said music has magical powers. It can drastically change the atmosphere as well as the mood of a person. In modern days, we all will admit to the fact that music can transcend us to another world, can heal a grief-stricken mind or can increase the ecstasy. But perhaps, we will doubt to the immense power of music to change even the happenings of nature and the way it works. We doubt it because such power can be exhibited only by ethereal music, a talent that born on earth one in every thousand years.

Yes, I’m talking about Tansen, the legendary musician who had magic in his voice. He was born about four hundred years ago, in a small village near Gwalior and became one of the ‘nine jewels’ of Emperor Akbar’s revered Navaratna Sabha.

There are many interesting stories about him and his divine skills of music. Under the tutelage of Haridas, he learnt the subtleties of Hindustani ragas and how each one of the ragas can create a different mood.  A raga can make you so happy that you want to dance, or it can make you so sad that it brings tears to your eyes.

The legends go thus that when Tansen used to sing, birds and animals gathered around him, mesmerized by his divine tunes.

The most famous story about Tansen’s magical musical power is about his rendition of Deepak Raga. It was said when sung with perfection, Deepak Raga can set fire to the surrounding and even the singer himself could get burnt!

Emperor Akbar once became skeptical of Tansen’s skills and, ordered him to sing Deepak Raga. He wanted to examine Tansen’s musical power. People from distant lands reached Akbar’s court to witness the amazing performance. Unlit lamps were placed all around the court. As soon as Tansen started the ‘alaap’ or the prelude of the raga, the temperature around slowly began to change.

As Tansen sang on, it was getting warmer and warmer. The courtiers and the audience began to perspire profusely, flowers dried up in the garden, water in the fountains of the palace began to boil, birds escaped in fear, and, flames were appearing in the air out of nowhere as if like magic!

The lamps lit up on their own and, all the people were terrified.

By then, Tansen’s body became hot and feverish, but completely absorbed in Deepak Raga, he continued to sing vigorously. The audience and the Emperor himself tried to stop him but in vain. Like a sage in his meditation, Tansen kept on singing. Akbar understood what a blunder he had done and became anxious that he might lose his greatest jewel of Navaratna for his own whims.

But, before things got worse, Haridas, Tansen’s teacher, ordered one of his finest disciples Rupa, to sing the Megha Raga. As she started singing, her voice grew stronger and soared up and up to the sky, slowly dark clouds started overcasting. After a while, a downpour started and eventually, the great musician was saved from the raging blaze of fire produced by his own enchanting magical music.

Tansen was one of those singers who were no less that magicians. His voice could make impossibles, possible. He is the most gifted musician India has ever produced.

Still now, every year near Tansen’s tomb in Gwalior, a musical festival is held.

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Acquire Your Peppy Skills

A peppy, high-spirited attitude often helps to achieve things with a bit ease. The torpid indolence stands as a hindrance, but a peppy person always finds a way to make the most of the situation. Here are some useful tips to make your character a positive and peppy one.

What do we mean by a peppy personality?

A peppy person is one who loves to smile, who can dilute a somber atmosphere with his happy-go-lucky attitude and a decent sense of humor.

How to develop such a character? 

# Try to wear a positive attitude. Remember, there is always a silver lining in the cloud. Even at hard times, your positivity will help you shine brightly and make the burden lighter.

# Optimism helps to advance in adversity. Try to think the glass as half-full, not as half-empty. Optimism is a kind of skill and needs practice. Optimism doesn’t mean you are building castles in the air. It means finding out the opportunity and, making the most of any situation.

# Smiling increases the face value. Researchers have proved that hearty laughs and frequent smiles release endorphins from the pituitary gland thereby making happiness a state of mind. Your smile can brighten up other faces too. Whenever there is an opportunity, try to say cheese.

# Try to live in your own way. A difficult thing this is, but you just need to be honest with yourself. Whenever you find some ‘me time’, spend as you like it. This could be as simple as singing at the top of your voice while taking a shower, gobbling up a double-scoop ice-cream or going out with close friends for a picnic. You don’t have to wait for an occasion, just grab the moment and splash it with fun and happiness.

# Listen to others. Try to understand their problems and help them to find out solutions. Compassion is the keyword. Value the friendship and relationship you share with others. Honour their opinions, but be honest to speak of your own at the same time.

# Don’t be egoistic. Ego kills opportunities and chances and creates nothing but craters among two persons.

# Be nice to everyone around you. Small gestures like helping someone to get a cab or cross the road can make you feel happy from within. A good work always pays, if not instantly, but definitely in the long run.

# Never hesitate to say sorry. Saying sorry in no way makes you an inferior person. It needs the courage to accept one’s mistakes. It reveals to the world your good intention and, right approach towards life.

# Actions speak louder than words. Try to make  the world a better place with your positive attitude.

Of course, things are easier said than done. A true peppy personality has positivity, enthusiasm and energy that make him a better person as a whole. His confidence helps him to bring smiles on the face of others. Peppiness, to some extent, is an acquired quality and, one can try to develop the traits even if they are not born with them.

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My Choicest Peppy Female Characters

Films leave deep impacts on our life. Whether we want or not, knowingly or unknowingly, the characters of the celluloid make us happy or sad with them and their way of living. The sudden turn of incidents of their life often makes us cry silently or laugh aloud. Their story mingles with our thought processes and, often leaves indelible marks. It is not astonishing that the female characters, in general, are able to create the deepest impact and in my case, the lively peppy female pivotal characters are the most favorite ones. I’m a sort of introvert person and perhaps, that is the reason I get easily affected by the spontaneity and energetic nature of the heroines. I love the easy fun and frolic they carry with them. Here are the five most peppy female characters of my choice from Bollywood. It goes without saying they are not at all perfect, have their idiosyncracies as well. But still I’m happy to see that Bollywood has started embracing female protagonists with flaws, making them similar to  real life.

So, here goes my list.

Kareena Kapoor as Geet in the film Jab We Met. She is a girl who often makes a mess and behaves like an impractical dreamer. But the positivity of her character attracts me. She is courageous enough to accept her mistakes and bear the consequences as they come. She can face the world by herself if the situation demands.

Konkona Sen Sharma as Ayesha in Wake Up Sid. The indomitable spirit and vivacity of the character are the main attractions. She wants to be an esteemed writer on her own abilities. She has high self-esteem and she knows how to make her own place in this world. The maturity of Ayesha is highly inspiring to me. I love this character who knows how to maintain a balanced life.

Parineeti Chopra as Meeta in Hasee Toh Phasee. She has so many loopholes in her character, but still she manages to become a winner in life with her vivacity. She can find opportunities even in the most adverse situation and, knows how to make the most of everything. The optimism in her makes her an unforgettable character.

Anushka Sharma as Akira in Jab Tak Hai Jaan. She is an easy-going high-spirited girl with ambitions. She is bold enough even to accept harsh truths. She honors friendship and knows to hold back her emotions when required.

Last but not the least, Kangna Ranawat as Rani in Queen. The positivity I find in this character is highly inspiring. Even after her fiance cancels the marriage, she decides to go on with the plan of her honeymoon, alone. The amazing confidence she reveals in the process along with a great attitude have taken this character to another level, a woman of substance.

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Apart from these five, there are many more unforgettable characters in the history of Bollywood. But, to me, they are the most wonderful ones.

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