Sunday, October 19, 2014

Gharwali Diwali - Diwali Nostalgia - Amma, Ladoo, and Chakkari


I was watching this beautiful Pepsi, gharwali diwali short film, and this made me remind of my gharwali diwali. When I used to celebrate the diwali, like no used to do, when everything was so simple, beautiful, surreal, magical and there was no worry. When it was the Gharwali Diwali. The Diwali, I used to celebrate with Amma.

She always used to say, "Rama, mere dware kab aayoge. (Rama, when you will come back)" And poking back at her, I shout backs, "Yes, look Here I am". This used to drive her little crazy, sort of. Hmm, you little rascal, you are Rama, you ate those prasada ladoos, and look here I need to make them again, you cannot be Rama, you are Ravana. Then poking back, I used to say, "Hahaha! You think, I am Ravana, but don't you ever think like that. I am Ladoo Gopal, the next avatar of Rama. And here I am." This thing really make her crazy (now somewhat), come here, come here, I will show you, who is Rama, Ravana, and Ladoo Gopal.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Timeless Jokes Ageless Wisdom - A Book Review

Timeless Jokes Ageless Wisdom - A Book Review
How many times, it happened with you, that you read a joke, have a little laugh. And then, you forward it to someone else.

Now think, you are going through all those messages, and you re-read that joke, have a laugh again. And this time, and you forward that joke to some more people.

Friday, October 10, 2014

37 Inspirational Quotes about Happiness

happiness quotes
Turn on the light.

#1. Turn on the light.
Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times. If one only remembers to turn on the light.
J. K. Rowling

Money Vs. Human Values

money vs value of life
Money Vs. Value of Life
I asked him, "Uncle, your landlord is at home or not"

The man was busy with those beautiful marigolds.

I thought he hadn't heard what I said, so I repeat, "Uncle, your landlord is at home"

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

18 Writing Tips From Famous Authors

Writing Tips #1
Tip#1, Just Start Writing
Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.
Louis L'Amour

Monday, October 6, 2014

The 10 Names of Ravana

rawanah, rabon, lankesh, lankeshwara, lankapati, ravaan, names
The 10 Names of Ravana
1. Dasagriva
The "dasagriva" is one of the earliest attribution to the Ravana, the name can be found in Valmiki's Ramayana. The name is made up of two Sanskrit words, dasa and griva. Dasa, as we all know, means ten and griva means, one with beautiful singing voice/neck. Thus by these transalation, Dasagriva is someone with ten beautiful singing voice.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Dussehra: More than Rama and Ravana

dussehra
Rama and Ravana
Dussehra, the day, Ramachandra defeated the Dashanan Ravana and rescued his wife Sita. The name "dussehra" arrived from the Sanskrit word Dasha-hara, where Dasha represent the Dashanan Ravana and hara means the defeat, which can be literally translated "the defeat of Ravana". Alternatively, the day is also known as Vijaydashmi, the victory on the tenth day of the war.