Archive for ‘Festival’

March 8, 2015

Happy Women’s Day

Today is 8th March 2015, is International Women’s Day. I would like to dedicate this post to all those women who has influenced my life at some point.

Where else can I start apart from writing about my mom. Today whatever I am and whatever is my personality is all because of my mom. She has been guiding us (my brother and me) through out our lives. She has been telling us what is right and what is wrong. Frankly my respect for women has come from what ever my mom taught me. She is the reason why I have not been influenced with the foul language even though many around me use it. I would give credit to my mom for what I ever good person I have become today. I can go on and on. I wish I was with you today but I take this opportunity to let you know that I love you unconditionally and wish you a very happy women’s day.

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Next person who has influenced me was my best friend and cousin Ramya. I have learned how to be strong from her. She has taught me how to behave with girls. I was very timid until I met her and she is the reason behind my confidence when I approach someone. I love her for her guts and the determination. Ramya you are such a beautiful soul and I love you for what you are. Happy Women’ Day to you.

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Dolly is my lovely sister who has been with me during my most important phase of life. I have learned from her as how to love someone unconditionally. She has been with me during thick and thin. Even though she was my little sister, she has always guided me in the right direction and have always boosted my confidence. Even through the rough patches you have never left my side. I love you Dolly for everything and thanks a lot for being there when needed and I wish you a very happy women’s day.

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During college I had the best friend any one can get. If it was not for her, I wouldn’t have got even those marks that I got in my Bachelors. She has been a strong figure and have always guided and motivated me. She is someone who is always there to give a shoulder to lay my head and cry when I am sad. Even though we speak once a year, we are still the best buddies. I love you Jitna for being my best friend during and after college. I wish you a very happy women’s day.

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Many people have different opinions regarding marriage. For me marriage brought wonders into my life. Swetha is the best thing happened in my life. Everyone say marriage changes people, but with Swetha, I am still the same. She has never stopped me from being me. She has been more of a best friend than a wife. I love her for that trade in her. Thanks to her the second best thing Shannu happened in my life. Thanks Swetha for everything and happy women’s day.

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Finally its Shannu who has brought lot of happiness in life. I would wish you the women’s day when you grow up. Until then I love you so much Shannu.

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December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

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As the year is coming to an end, its festive season around the globe to celebrate Christmas. I will all my christian friends a very happy Christmas.

I was thinking as why Christmas is celebrated on December 25th. I was sure that many  of my Christian friends would also not know the exact reason behind selecting this date as no one knows the exact birth date of Jesus Christ.

I did some online research and found an interesting article.

March 23, 2012

Nandana Nama Samvatsara Ugadi Subhakankshalu

November 7, 2011

Hari Raya Al Adha

October 26, 2011

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali to Everyone.

May the festival of lights bring Joy and Prosperity to you and your family.

April 4, 2011

Srikaranama Samvatsara Shubhakankshalu

I wish you all a very happy Ugadi. As always I wanted to write as what this festival means and how and who celebrates this festival.

To start with the name Ugadi means start of an era. This is mostly celebrated by the people in Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka. This is also called as Gudi Padwa in Maharastra. I recently came to know that Sindhis celebrate the same day as Cheti Chand and Manipuris as Sajibu Cheiraoba.

Even though the names are different all these people celebrate this day as a new year. The main festival refers to as start of the age we are living in which is Kaliyuga.

The best part of this festival is the Ugadi Pachadi which is a dish consisting of six tastes (sadness, happiness, anger, fear, disgust, surprise). Each taste has a significance which can be related to different experiences in life.


Neem Buds/Flowers for its bitterness, signifying Sadness
Jaggery and ripe banana pieces for sweetness, signifying Happiness
Green Chilli/Pepper for its hot taste, signifying Anger
Salt for saltiness, signifying Fear
Tamarind Juice for its sourness, signifying Disgust
Raw Mango for its tang, signifying Surprise

Bhakshalu or Bobbatlu is the other speciality dish which is loved by everyone.

May this Ugadi bring you new spirit, new beginning and new prosperity.

April 2, 2011

India – Winner of World Cup 2011

March 21, 2011

A Parting Note

Same as last 3 days even today morning everything seemed very good and I was hoping the day to go well. I was not aware of what was in stock for me on this fateful afternoon. It was 3 hours ago when she decided to leave me. Everything happened all of a sudden. Neither me nor anybody else could see it coming. I never anticipated this to happen.

She was very very very important to me for so many reasons. She was always with me in both happy and sad occasions. She stood by me in both tough and glory times. She have always taken care and made sure that I was never alone, and left out. She was my beautiful personal secretary and would do everything for me that is there in her limits – right from waking me up, to help me organize myself, to help me reach my friends, to book my movie tickets, to check my balance sheet etc. She would sing and entertain me when ever I was bored or stressed out. I was always connected with the world when she was with me. I say that she is everything in my life but still she meant a lot in my life. She came into my life unexpectedly and left in the same way abruptly. Neither her arrival nor her departure from my life was expected by me.

Yes, you expected it correctly, I lost my iphone on the day of holi in the cab 😦 . That means – no calls, no music on the move, no alarm clock in the morning, no organizer to remember important dates and activities, no pastime games when bored and no SMS to friends just to kill time during the meetings, most important no facebook and no internet. I can overcome all this just by buying any other stupid phone. But here comes the worst part – I have already lost my 350+ contacts – something I always feared when I heard about this from friends.

I have been depressed since last night. I have been calling my number and I can hear only one voice: “The number you are calling is not available”. I called customer support and blocked my Sim and the only positive point out of this is that I can retain my number, so there is no need to update my phone number to all my friends.

Then after all this anger and frustration, I remembered this song from Munna bhai MBBS –

which has lyrics as

Sapna toota hai to dil kabhi jalta hai
Haan thoda dard hua par chalta  hai
Sapna toota hai to dil kabhi jalta hai
Haan thoda dard hua par chalta  hai

Phir, phir kya hua?
Phir, phir kya hua?
Agle din apne mohalle main aishwarya aayi…
Apna khopdi phir chakkar kha gaya
Phri truck ke saath phir chakkar kha gaya

This has given a boost and went straight to Starhub to renew my contract and took iphone 4. Now I and Swetha are proud owners of iPhone 4. Now I am trying to get a backup for contacts.

March 21, 2011

Happy Holi

In March 2007, when I was in Hyderabad I along with my brother and cousins enjoyed Holi. Holi has always been a day for which we in our childhood waited. As we grew up even though the intensity has reduced but the fun and enjoyment has not come down.

After me coming to Singapore in 2007 till 2011, I have not played Holi here neither I was there in India to play it. This year it is a bit different. Luckily my colleague Valerie’s friend was organising a Holi party and they invited us there to play holi. It was a beach side holi party and what else could we ask for.

At first we were only three who thought would go but finally on the day we ended up 11 people as a group who had a wonderful time with the colors. The rain in between and the beach has added more colors to the party. From morning 11.30 till evening 4.30 we were totally drenched in colors.

As there is a aftermath to everything, I was not in a position to go to office today and am having a relaxing day at home.

Hope all you guys had a great holi and would love to hear more and more stories from everyone.

January 25, 2011

Happy Republic Day

Tera Desh, Mera Desh, Apna Desh, Hum Ek Hain … Happy Republic Day Fellow Countrymen

Today is the day when India replaced its own constitution replacing the old colonial government act of 1935. On 26th January 1950 the Constitution of India came into force thus making it a Sovereign, Democratic and Republic state. On this day India finally enjoyed the freedom of spirit, rule of law and fundamental principle of governance.

Just like Independence day, today the whole country comes together and show unity and brotherhood. We the common man of India cherish this day the most, as The Indian constitution basically stands for the our aspirations. The democracy that it brought into the country makes the common man supreme.

As its the most important day, it is celebrated majestically in all states of India and especially in the capital, New Delhi. Today we show our military might and show how we are culturally rich. It marks the display of the world’s most impressive parade. Republic day is celebrated with much zeal and pride all across the nation. President gives away the gallantry awards to the brave armed forces and the winners pass the president in their open jeep to salute the chief.

Republic Day is a national holiday when everyone rejoice of being an Indian. The Indian Flag is hoisted on every government office and schools in the whole country.

One Nation, One Vision, One Identity
“No Nation is Perfect, it needs to be made perfect.”
Meri Pehchaan Mera India
Happy Republic Day.