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“We are born to inquire into truth; it belongs to a greater to possess it”

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It's knowing you're?
somebody special? today
And waiting to see
what the hours bring your way,
Forgetting the things
that you don't like to do
And doing the things
that seem pleasant to you?
It's enjoying those
marvellous little surprises
That come from all over,
in all shapes and sizes -
a phone call or letter
that brings you delight,
warm wishes and greetings
from morning till night -
It's making a wish
as you blow candles out
And having so much
to be happy about
That you can't help but dream,
as the hours slip away,
Of many more happy
returns of the day.
~Emily Mathews
Happy Birthday To You...My Dear Friend :)

“Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.”

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It was long weekend…and I also had a chance to look at nature closely.!
A life close to land and sea and the significance of We!
We went to the Monterey beach where one can see the actual meet of land and sea :D I have always heard of this imaginary point where land and sea meets in poems and prose’s!

At daybreak,on the bleak sea-beach,
A fisherman stood aghast,
To see the form of a maiden fair, Lashed close to a drifting mast

It was amazing…often when I look at nature here in California. I always, get the true sense of God being the best creative person…and looking at that we as human’s imagination and creative thinking in paintings and poetries that we try to imitate him!
Across the lonely beach we flit, One little sandpiper and I; And fast I gather, bit by bit, The scattered driftwood, bleached and dry. The wild waves reach their hands for it, The wild wind raves, the tide runs high, As up and down the beach we flit— One little sandpiper and I.

I had a cool trail walk and then we went al…

“Each person is a hero and an oracle to somebody”

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Its memorial day and hence a long weekend..! People are all excited and some of them are on vacation since yesterday!!! I some times wonder if anyone really bothers about the significance of these holidays? Life has become so busy and tiring that everyone wants to get away with life and relax and have good time of relaxation!!!

“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.”

I also feel the same…life sometimes takes so many twists and turns and you don’t even realize how fast you took the roller costar ride from one to the other you are just hopping without realizing and suddenly these holidays come after where one tries to give a pause to think…what did I miss?

“Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!”

Today at work when everyone was discussing there plans for the long weekend…this lady was saying she is going to come to work on the weekend..! I was wondering why would one c…

“If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?”

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We have a new consultant who has just arrived from India…it’s been a week now! His boss saying, I have a new neighbour introduced me to him.
That day I didn’t had time to talk to him much..it was very formal talk that we had and I welcomed him aboard.

“The longest journey a man must take is the eighteen inches from his head to his heart”

However, next day he became so friendly that he started asking me if I want to go for a coffee and during or after lunch he will check if I did had my lunch..etc!! We started calling eachother for company for coffee at least..! I could see he is very excited that he has come out of India for the first time to US… and that too straight to California. He feels very proud that his other colleagues didn’t get an opportunity.

“Get excited and enthusiastic about your own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire - you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away”

He keeps sharing things about Indian politics and other US information that he had no idea…

May our heart's garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers

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Today, I am going to talk about my some of the experience being a traveler…:) India, Canada UK, South Korea and US!

One thing is for sure I often wonder people who traveled long back in 1800’s would have had so much trouble in explaining where they are coming from and whats the speciality about there country and culture.

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream"

When I came to Canada, people were surprised that we could speak English…I had a good laugh that time…but as I was living and meeting different people…I realize people’s awareness is so less and more over the people don’t have the zeal to know about other places or people.

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change ~ Buddha
They are happy with there own likings such as there fast food there video game etc …however I have met few of the ambitious people who did know so much about the world and it amazed me many times as they talk so many things not only about …

“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.”

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The purpose of life is a life of purpose. ~Robert Byrne
This picture I had taken when I visited this Persian Restaurant....I just loved this picture and the ambinece overall..! Food was awesome and not to mention the drink which was more or less lemon juice with cucumber grated in it...yes it sounds weird but when you drink it ...it really makes you feel fresh from your soul :)
I remember...after I ordered this drink....couple other tables were also served and we all looked at eachother with a smile :D
“Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live”

“If a thing isn't worth saying, you sing it.”

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Its so rare that sometimes you just want to kill time watching something that is not much of headache and you end up with something new experience altogether!!!!

My love towards Urdu and Lukhnow and its culture has always attracted which relates to them and hence I bought this movie DVD ‘Mein Meri Pati aur Wohh’ (Me, My Wife and Him)…the movie is quite a middle class family story…with some kind of humor and very much near to life…but the lyrics and the songs relating to one’s emotions, nature is just awesome!!!
“A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”

I am sorry to mention this song in roman hindi …but believe me the way Mohit Chauhan the singer he has really put his heart in it…am just touched by his voice…I have heard many of his numbers but this one just hit me :) {guncha - blossoming flower, saki - friend, jaam - drink, liquor etc..}"Guncha koi mere naam kar diya..... Saki ne phir se mera jaam bhar diya... Tum jaisa koi nahi is jahaan…

"No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you - life"

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My best wishes to the entire mother’s in the world…

Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. ~Pearl S. Buck

Happy Mother’s Day…. Moms

Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.
~George Cooper

"He who is brave is free"

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The other day I had this opportunity to watch this movie ‘Lion Of The Desert – Omar Mukhtar’ such an awesome movie…and hats off to Anthony Quinn for his performance…goes without saying..!
I had seen his another movie ‘The Message’ so prefect he plays the role…that I had this notion of he is a Muslim :), I am not trying to bring religion here but want to express how much he involves himself with the character that he is playing.

“Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When I heard about the name of the movie ‘Lion of the desert’, I was not sure about anything…what and how they try to protect Libya from the Imperialism of Mussolini and the Italian army.

“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.” ~ Hellen Keller

But when I saw the movie…I was amazed…and started thinking in reality how Omar Mukhtar must have dedicated himself for the country…th…

The same thing happened today that happened yesterday, only to different people

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Yesterday was an awesome evening…! I had planned this weekend to visit the concert of Jagjit Singh…! It was in Oakland city a 40 minutes ride…but I made sure to attend and cherish some of my 2004’s memories when I was attending his concert in Mumbai.

“A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It's my favorite part of the business, live concerts.” ~ Elvis Presley

As usual this was a new experience for me as far as the place was concerned…I wanted to analyze the crowd as well. Usually, the ghazal crowd is more of elite I feel…where people have patience to listen to the ghazals and the shers (couplets), that one says and the intellect of understanding it…and to my surprise the crowd was a bit divided.

“In reading, a lonely quiet concert is given to our minds; all our mental faculties will be present in this symphonic exaltation.”

There were people who were sitting on the first row and were just mere there for the sake of…

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”

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Okay guys, I have been tagged again…and this time its none other than my buddy bombayite :D

“People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history"

The rule of thumb goes like this….Once you are tagged you MUST write a blog entry about your 10 weird things and/or habits. And….:D in the end you need to choose 6 people to be tagged…lol!

“Where's your will to be weird?"

Ø I always try to get the window seat in bus, rickshaw, train, plane BUT not on Cycle :D…lol
Ø I have this habit of cleaning the place even though according to others its cleaned.
Ø I never give any money to beggars as I think by giving them I am making them one…hence I always share chocolates and few have them dislike me for that :D
Ø I always express my joy whenever I am listening to Jagu and sometimes I don’t realize that another car passing by, people look at me and give me a smile or wave at me and rock like me ;)
Ø I mostly wear blue…even sometimes I think i…

“Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.”

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“We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.” ~ Orson Welles