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Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible ;)

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I am in Pune... probably my last day I would say as I am writing this blog.... its already a day ahead which means today I am leaving Pune when it will be noon on this part of the world....but yet am asking myself - Is This For Real? Was I really here for NH7 Weekend Bacardi Music Festival? I am not sure... though I saw all the 50 plus artists playing on the stage...  aTERRIFIC and MESMERIZING moment of my lifetime.....
I have to say that its possible and only possible because of my FAMILY, my BOSS and A great friend... and I mean it every bit of it.
As I was attending every day of the festival, I had the bands in my mind and thought in my mind as what I would say about their performance and them and each night it was a moment that my mind wants to enjoy it rather than writing it on the posts.
I still believe that I will do justice for each one of the bands that played at NH7 and the ones that I witnessed.... one got to be there to witness it as telling and writing about it only conveying…

A journey to the dream world... ;)

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How many times in life you have come across where you desired for something and you have got it exactly the way you wished or desired for and on top of that after getting what you desired for it gave you the exact feeling that you had thought about?



Yes, too many questions in one sentence but imagine your answer to the questions are all positive - its heaven. Believe me or not, my desire to be part of this Bacardi NH7 Music Festival in Pune was one of the dreams which came true this year in November 21, 22, and 23. A city where I grew up and to connect there with music 7 hours of continuos music for three days with different musical bands from all over the world - its a blissful moment.



Music, cool people and artists, food and drinks - what else one need to live :). I lived my life as if there is no tomorrow, enjoyed the music, danced and rocked the place Laxmi Lounge in Magarphatta, Pune - met strangers and smiled and took pictures with. Life is just beautiful as there is only music an…

Life to Live and To Love Everyone ;) MUSICALLY of course!

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I am in Pune... probably my last day I would say as I am writing this blog.... its already a day ahead which means today I am leaving Pune when it will be noon on this part of the world....but yet am asking myself - Is This For Real? Was I really here for NH7 Weekend Bacardi Music Festival?
I am not sure... though I saw all the 50 plus artists playing on the stage...  aTERRIFIC and MESMERIZING moment of my lifetime.....
I have to say that its possible and only possible because of my FAMILY and my BOSS... and I mean it every bit of it.
As I was attending every day of the festival, I had the bands in my mind and thought in my mind as what I would say about their performance and them and each night it was a moment that my mind wants to enjoy it rather than writing it on the posts.
I still believe that I will do justice for each one of the bands that played at NH7 and the ones that I witnessed.... one got to be there to witness it as telling and writing about it only conveying my feelings and…

You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life... ;)

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Today we as few friends of Wen Hui, went to give a surprise lunch. One of the friend Szu made sure that she reached out to all Wen Hui's friends to make this a success.
The reason to meet and greet was to honor our friend Wen Hui, for the fight that she started a year long with Cancer.
Yes, I had mentioned about her courage and willpower with which she actually did a project manager's role to make sure the hospital doctors and staff are on their toes to work towards getting Wen Hui's cancer out of her system.

I feel so proud to share this success story of my friend, who not only went through a tough time but she faced it very profoundly and gave a tough challenge to the disease 'Cancer'.
We all know that one day we will go from this world to another one which we call as death, yet where we are now, we should live happily to the fullest where you should feel at the end that you did challenge the one that gave you tough time whether its the situation or the time in l…

“I am a part of all that I have met.” ;)

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Onam!?!

It used to be Onam when I was a kid. Yes, many such stories you get to read or hear today. But the fact is that our parents tried to induce those elements in us by celebrating it the way it was celebrated in their native land. I grew up in Pune, Maharashtra yet my parents celebrated Onam like a true Malayalee. I remember it used to be a school day but my parents would take a day off and mom will prepare all the vegetable items along with 3-4 different types of curries. Since this festival is celebrated for the reason of King Mahabali and how he took care of his people, dad used to tell the story and the reasoning behind celebrating Onam. Dad also used to tell about the feast consisting of 56 vegetarian dishes and besides that the dessert payasams will be of 6-7 varieties. My dad used to tell us his growing up stories and Onam celebration was one of the scenes which would make us imagine how it would have been for them. 
However, being in a place where both parents were working an…

Communication is a knife !?!

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What is communication? We all talk about this word whether its in office with our team, in the company or even in the family and in relationship as well.

What in reality communication means? Is it only to convey a message? Is it only to listen and don't give your opinion? Or is it a selective listening strategy which one expresses that yes we communicate well.
My thought process and belief about communication is that between two people, or many people such as in a company - it is to openly communicate, share and discuss. During this one can share what they know and others don't, they can discuss if there is a question or solution that they are asking from others or to even to a next level where you can challenge someone if you don't agree with their discussion or point. Many times in stead of creating a healthy discussion, and communication between two people or a group, it ends up in an argument.
Have you come across such a situation ever in life? Many times this comes out w…

Not all those who wander are lost ;)

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Ohio Cleveland here we come ... ;)
Kids were very happy to meet their to be six month old second cousin. It was a bit relaxing moment. Once the meet and greet was done the journey took the ride towards Kentucky. 
Many people do not make this as their part of visit to Lincoln's birthplace and boyhood place - thats what we realized when we landed the place.
It was an amazing feeling as we drove down the lanes where you see lush green corn fields and soya bean crops and the only road in the center which takes you from Lincoln's school to his boyhood place to his birthplace and memorial place. It was a place where for a moment your heart wants to reside and live there.
Reading the history and knowing Lincoln more closely was kind of literally living Lincoln's life. What I felt proud about that anyone in this country become a president irrespective of his class, status as long as he is a deserving candidate.


The hardship he went through something that I am sure the new generation wi…

Life isn't meant to be lived in one place ;)

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Drive from New York to Buffalo was with a mixed feeling...as leaving New York and then Buffalo where I used to drive from Toronto quiet often to meet friends - it was good and bad kind of!!! As we reached Buffalo, it was kind of flashback and nostalgic moment. It literally felt the other side of the bridge is to walk towards home - Toronto.

I think by the time I reached here New York was no where in mind. I was more or less going through each and every minute of my days in Canada and the Niagara Falls. People might think what it is about Niagara falls but one who has seen the falls in deep silence has spoken many words which are speechless and soundless. It's mere an understanding and spirituality that exists with nature. It was a blissful moment for me. It always gave me strength. In my lonely days, I used to drive to Niagara every weekend and just come and stand in front of the fall and I forget also who's in my surroundings. It was getting one with nature - a mutual zeal to ta…

People don't take TRIPS, TRIPS take people ;)

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As we hugged and said Goodbye to North Carolina, Washington DC was waiting for us to receive. Going through all the government monuments and historic places, it reminded me of most of the capitol cities such as Ontario in Canada, New Delhi in India and similar many places. Washington didn't grab my heart, neither I felt anything special about it. As a tourist went through places, museums and read lot of history about monuments, world war II events and aftermaths. Even when we are in school we do get connected with the class and the class teacher but here nothing was like that.


My next leg of the journey was towards the happening and never sleeping city - the big apple - New York. As the drive was going through, fantasies were haunting as well. I realized, its good to have fantasy because it keeps you chasing and craving - I like that and enjoy the thirst. Something that is there which is unfulfilled yet the hope is one day it will get fulfilled... !!!  New York, brings back many mem…

How can 'What Happens in Vegas Stay in Vegas'?

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Experiencing life in a totally different way at Sin-City. There might be lot of things happening from ages yet as long as you are not aware of it everything is fine. Everything becomes a first time and you wonder what's it for? Some say don't analyze just enjoy and leave it and probably forget it :).
How one gives money to others to touch you, allow to seduce yourself... It's called pleasures of life.. Lol. What is life? The place with full of magic and lights has fun in dark places.


Some says just live what you love and leave the rest. Some says lets live and let others live. Some says just help others and rest will follow you .... all this is tuned and customized as per one's wish and one's suitability. What makes one comfort .. is LIFE :-)
This time again we visited Grand Canyon, and my perspective of geology keeps expanding as I visit there and I remember my professors Dr Sarkar and Dr Pardeshi - who have taught me about the condensation and accumulation of minera…

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” ;)

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Growing up with music is something you grow attaching yourself with the artist. Its nothing new to me because I love music and when I attend concerts with my concert group LOST DOGS - that is our group called, we all associate ourselves with the artist and the music in our own way.
For the first time I am introducing my concert group to this blog world and blog family of mine. We have Sudhir, Ani and myself - we just love music and the best part is that we love each other's company too. It was one of those moments where we as a group used to share music with each other. Anyone listens to something new they will suggest and share the album in dropbox. I had heard Papon in  "The Dewarist" - The Dewarists is a musical television series on MTV India The series is part music documentary and part travelogue. The show casts musicians from various parts of the world, collaborating to create original music while travelling across India. But I was introduced more formally by my buddy…

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within ;)

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I was listening to Papon’s song ‘Kyun hota hai pyaar kyun hoti hai chahat' (why one loves and what does it mean to love?) and as the lyrics started drilling in my mind and heart – the question even I started asking – Can one love more than once? And my heart said, ‘Yes, of course because when you see around people break relationships and make new ones – it does tell us that one can be in love many times in life.

Then my mind asked, ‘Can one be in love with two people at a time? Hmmm! Wondering right? Started scratching my head and I thought what could be a situation where one is in love with their loved ones and then when they see someone showering love and affection, that also lets them have that loving corner for that person? Yes, why not? After all why does our heart melts for someone? It’s their behavior, their way of expressions, characteristics and many such things, which makes you feel that the person is real and loving.

Is this fair?I don’t know as this is a very opinionated q…