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‘Homeschooling’: Catching up in Indian Homes!

“Homeschooling, also known as home education, is the education of children inside the home, as opposed to in the formal settings of a public or private school. Home education is usually conducted by a parent or tutor. Many families that start out with a formal school structure at home often switch to less formal ways … Continue reading

To hold on to a Dream!

There’s a voice that calls again From somewhere deep inside A voice that will not go unanswered, Until at least I have tried To catch that bright elusive star, Though foolish it may seem To those not driven as I am To hold on to a dream. .. (2) It’s not just thoughts of fame … Continue reading

Love and Compassion form the basis for Spiritual development!

‘It is because our own human existence is so dependent on the help of others that our need for love lies at the very foundation of our existence. Therefore we need a genuine sense of responsibility and a sincere concern for the welfare of others.’ – Tenzin Gyatso; The Fourteenth Dalai Lama Most spiritual philosophers … Continue reading

RadhaMadhava Kalyana Mahotsavam at the ‘Harmony Banquet Hall’ Mhada, Thane West, on 10th Jan 2016.

Note: I attended the Raadha Madhava Kalyana Mahotsavam at the ‘Harmony Banquet Hall’, Mhada, Thane West on 10th Jan 2016. It was conducted by ‘Lok Vasant Satsang’ located at Thane west – there were several bhajans sang by several devotees along with Shri Srinivasan and his troupe, and the Radha kalyanam was conducted well so … Continue reading

Attended ‘Aandal Kalyanam’ @ Balaji Mandir, Ghatkopar on 14th Jan 2016!

This being the month of Maargazhi, a post about the unique Azhwar known to the world would be nice. The Azhwar is none other than Aandaal. She is unique in various respectsOf the twelve Azhwars, she is the only female Azhwar. She had an unwavering devotion to Lord Vishnu and married him at Srirangam She … Continue reading

Why this new year 2016 should be different from others?

We look forward to the new year, absolutely at every year end, with lot of hope that we will get what we want at least in this coming new year .. something that’s going to make us more successful, much happier, much richer, much fulfilling in our relationships within the family as well as outside … Continue reading

‘Dilwale’ – chemistry between Shahrukh Khan & Kajol still works!

“There’s nothing new in ‘Dilwale’, which steals moments not just from Rohit Shetty’s ‘Golmaal’ films, but also from Hollywood rom com ‘Love Actually’. Rohit Shetty is back in his favourite Goa, choosing to use sets which look like sets, done up in blindingly bright colours ( it’s almost as if the scenarist is scared to … Continue reading

‘Aina Mahal Palace, Bhuj’ – constructed through expert engineering and ingenious planning!

Considered as one of the most elegant monuments in Bhuj, Aina Mahal Palace is one of the finest examples of Indian palaces that were built with European influences in the mid 18th century. Constructed by Rao Lakhpatji in 1707-1761 AD, Aina Mahal Palace is a royal dream translated into reality by one master craftsman Ramsinh … Continue reading

‘Amber Fort’ – Royal Architecture of Jaipur!

The Amber Fort, situated in Amber, 11 kilometers from Jaipur city, is one of the most famous forts of Rajasthan. Amer, originally, was the capital of the state before Jaipur. It is an old fort, built in 1592 A.D by Raja Man Singh. This fort is also very popularly known as the Amer Palace. The … Continue reading

Visited the ‘Taj Mahal’ – One of the seven wonders of the world! ( with Video)

The magnificent marble structure Taj Mahal, which is a symbol of love has put India on the international map of tourism. The former capital of Hindustan, Agra is built on the banks of river Yamuna. Although it was ruled by many hindu and ambitious muslim rulers, the Nawabs’ of Agra have left their footprint here … Continue reading

Hawa Mahal & Nahargarh Fort – ‘Summer Holidays’ destination to the Royal Family!

Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds – Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, or also called Palace of the Breeze, is one of the important places to visit in Jaipur. Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1798, Hawa Mahal is a five-storey extension in the form of a honeycomb. This unique building … Continue reading

Mystery – Digamber Jain Temple, Sanganer, Jaipur ..

During our recent family vacation trip to Jaipur, we visited the Jain temples .. There are two Jain temples in Sanganer. One is old Temple and other one is newly made which is not open for visitors. The old Digamber Jain Temple, Sanganer, Jaipur – has seven sacred underground floors that are not open for … Continue reading

Visit to Lakshmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir) @ Jaipur city ..

The Birla Temple, originally known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple, and is situated below the Moti Dungri Fort in Jaipur. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi, this temple is a proud architectural landmark of Jaipur. Built in pure white marble, the Birla Temple is unlike the traditional ancient Hindu temples, and is built with a … Continue reading

Visited the Rann Utsav Gujarat 2015 – 16 .. White desert .. a novel tourist destination!

The Great Rann of Kutch is in district of Kutch, Gujarat state of India, between the Gulf of Kutch and the Mouth of river Sindhu ( called as Indus river) that is located in Pakistan. There is a vast flat land which gets filled with sea water during the monsoon and when it gets dried … Continue reading

My recent visit to Bhuj as a tourist – Highlight on its Handicraft!

Bhuj is very popular place for shopping handicraft work, Kutchi handicrafts are in abundance in Bhuj, like embroidery(aari, aahir, chakan, gotanv, jatfakira, jatgarasiya, kambira and khuditebha, katri, kharek, mukko, neran, pakko, rabari, soof), bandhni(tie and Dye), leather work, block-printing, heavy silver jewelry and woodcarving. Bhuj Culture is popular for its Pakvans, dabelie and Gujarati thali. … Continue reading

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – ‘Only the fortunate have a family in the first place’! – Movie review

‘The retelling of The Prisoner of Zenda is as unsurprising and humdrum as it can get. MGR had done a version of the same in 1958, called Nadodi Mannan, a film that came packed with a sense of politics and a spirit of dissent and defiance. But in Barjatya’s hands, it becomes an almost three-hour-long … Continue reading

‘Halo effect’ works in positive as well as negative way!

‘Halo effect is a cognitive bias in which an observer’s overall impression of a person, company, brand, or product influences the observer’s feelings and thoughts about that entity’s character or properties. The term “halo” is used in analogy with the religious concept: a glowing circle that can be seen floating above the heads of saints … Continue reading

Visit to Kala Ram Mandir at Nashik yesterday ..

Had a family gathering at Nashik yesterday (Sunday), along with my brothers and their respective family .. drove back home (Thane) by the evening .. pleasant experience .. 🙂 ‘The Kalaram temple is an old Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Rama in the Panchavati area of Nashik City in Maharashtra, India. It is one of … Continue reading

Happy Women’s Day!

There is a woman that I know of, Who always keeps her head up high! Despite whatever problems she has faced, Her eyes sparkle like a bright star in the sky. She has the patience and courage that one would admire, She is a woman that I can always count on. And she is a … Continue reading

Love is stronger!

There were times in the past, tougher than the present. Mis-understandings too many, we solved them all together. because we believed that, Love is stronger! (2) Needless to say, many thought we will part. Busy individual lives, we stayed close to each other. because we believed that, Love is stronger! Overseas trips, sunshine on the … Continue reading

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