Saturday, February 21, 2015

Bare face of BJP in Bihar

Giving resignation, before going to floor, Manjhi has done a great thing. It seems, even BJP top Brasses were unknown about this. They want to make Tamasha of Indian democracy to defame the peoples of Bihar, what they are doing since long. On TV channels, BJP pravaktas were shamefully defending in the name of ‘Mahadalit’ . Had BJP and RSS been protected the Mahadalits, they would not have humiliated here and there.  SC, STs Girls and women are raped every day. Are not Hindu responsible for that?  Who are humiliating them? Muslims or Christians?
 Infact, Manjhi was totally unable to manage floor. That is why he gave resignation. Now, it’s Nitish duty to look after the interest of Mahadalits. He has sufficient time to do this job. And, I am sure he will do it. He has that caliber. In my view, he should take first step to hand over the management of the Mahabodhi temple to Buddhist for whom, they are fighting since long. It will be good start and also build up international pressure in his support.   

Friday, February 20, 2015

Guddu Marriage

Earlier, I had witnessed a inter-caste marriage. It was in Jabalpur. People were used to thought about the pro and cone of inter-caste marriage. I too had suspicion. But, witnessing that Jabalpur marriage, I realized that it may happened in a nice way.

The matter is pertain to how both the parties are convinced each other. It is time taking dialogue. Secondly, people now are educated. Parents think about their kids. They think, it is better to stand their side. Putting pressure on them is no more healthy solution.

Goddu, my younger sister Gopika Vaidye's son is residing in Bhopal since 12-13 year back. He is a professional Doctor. He has done BAMS and some Post graduation in this field. He was engaged since 8 to 10 years with a beautiful girl who is also in the same profession. But she is not his caste fellow.

I am residing in Bhopal since 2 and half years back. The matter was known to me. Guddu is my favorite boy since long when he was preparing for MBBS. I was impressed with his knowledge and way of study. Though, he has all the caliber in my views but,  he could not be get selected.

Secondly, his way of dealing is set a example. He manages things nicely. His delivery is descent. I saw closely it during his own younger sister's marriage. His father has pride over it.

When he briefed me about his marriage, I was in suspicion, how things shall happen ? But, he was confident. He told me there is no any reason to get worried. Other people told me that his girl friend is wise and mature. Their relation was since 8 to 10 years long. However girl's father is not so soft about this relation but she is firm to stand on her decision.

Looking to his marriage program me, he shifted in a bigger room in Karod side. That bigger Banglow has lot of rooms and space. Had this Banglow been not engaged, problem might be have there for guest accommodation and other programme's activities.

Guddu called his father and mother at Bhopal in due coarse of time and brought them to meet with his girl's parents. Both parents were agree to perform both side's customs and traditions as either sides guest and relatives will be present there.

The wedding date comes to nose i. e. on 12 Feb 2015. The Bride house is in BHEL premises. Our Barat comes on wedding gate at 8.30 PM. Bridegroom was on horse. He was appearing handsome and magnificent. Bride was came on the gate with her parents and other guests to welcome. Bridegroom came down and carried in wedding hall with due honor.

Meanwhile Parents of Bride called us to give them the bride-robe and other ornaments what bridegroom parents are like to give to their Bride. Customarily, this Bride robe and ornaments are expected to wear and put on by Bride at the time of wedding. It was a gracious moment. Mother, father and their close relatives were present there to witness that event.

In due course of time, the wedding process is started by Ven. Bhante who was already present on dais. Guest were taking dinner in parallel. All cuisines stales  were decorative and well arranged. Dinner items were delicious and so tasty that I too was busy to repeat.

On 10.30 PM wedding ceremony was  over as per Buddhist tradition. The Bride and Bridegroom were now on dais with heavy suits to acknowledge guest and relatives reception.They were coming one by one on dais having their best wishes to shower on Bride and  Bridegroom.

On next day morning, we went to bring Bride and Bridegroom. I was not familiar with this kind of Vidaai. But, it was heart touching. At 11.30 AM, we comes on Bride groom's door. There was also some traditional customs. We all were part of that. Then we took lunch.

On 14th Feb, there was programmme of visiting of Sanchi. This programmme is inspiring to others. People used to made huge amount of expenses on marriage.  But, to arrange such event is laudable. People remember this all the time. It is also the service to the society.  It is a gracious service to Dhamma.

In my younger daughter Prerana's marriage, I had arranged Mumbai Darashan to all guest. I had booked a bus and made opportunity to visit most important tourist places including Juhu beach and Chaity Bhoomi etc..

Similarly, during the marriage of my younger son Yeshwarya, I donated Lord Buddha statues and Dhamma scripture's books like Buddha and His Dhamma to all guests. During my elder son Rahul's marriage I had made programmme to visit Amarkantak.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Vicky marriage

Marriage itself is a great event. It is a life's pleasant moment.
Daughter or son, you have to marry with some one.

Some people say,  it is a social responsibility. It is a nature's opportunity extending someone to become mother and father. However, it need not be necessary to marry with some one but to carry out the social responsibility, you have to marry with someone. 

Very rare people takes decision to not involve into this process. But, it is hard and tough decision. Among them, some sacrificed their these pleasant moments to social cause. They think, it is better way to serve people.

Here,  it is not the proper place to go in this thought. I will chose other place to comment on this topic further.

Vicky, elder son of my younger sister Kumud Bagade, who is an engineer in Microsoft working in Delhi, was engaged with Neha, an elder daughter of Mr D. R.Kamale Nagpur. Their wedding ceremony was on 2nd Feb 2015 at Nagpur.

Nag Bhavan(Circuit House) residing in civil line was our stay at Nagpur. The haldi program me was on 01-02-2015. On this day in first half, engagement ceremony was performed at bride residence, Dhariwal Lay-out, Ring Road Nagpur. It was hardly 6 to 7 Km away from our staying place.

Mr Satish Choure was the co-ordinate r. In fact, he is so gentle and well attentive personality that all things were going fine and in perfect way.

Vicky' friends 4 to 5 were came from Delhi. Their staying arrangement was done in a nearby Hotel. Looking to Delhi's friends and the eve of marriage occasion, Vicky had booked C.P. Club for entertainment.

At evening, we were assembled at that club. Indeed, it was funny and having full masty evening. All guests were singing and dancing together. The climate was so pleasant and happy. For some time, the bride was also came with her accompany. After passing some time, we took dinner there. It was descent and tasty.

On 2nd Feb, Barat processing was started at 7.15 PM from Nag Bhavan. Vicky was on Bagghi and we all were around him. The band party was time-bound. But, things were well and good.

At about 9.30 PM, Wedding ceremony was started. It was nice and magnificent. At about 10.30 PM we took dinner.

Now, it was Vidaai Day. So many guest got this opportunity to visit Diksha Bhoomi which is happen to be in route from our stay to bride residence, hardly 3 to 3 KM from Nag Bhavan.

On reaching Bhopal, there was also an opportunity of Sanchi Visit. I will discuss later.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Bangaluru visit

Bangalore,  the Silicon Valley of India may be one's dream to enjoy its privilege what it has got since lost 10 to 15 years. It's acquiring the status of a hub for information technology(IT) companies in India,  may be the inspiring example to Indian other big cities. I am not a IT engineer. But, you know, to be a father of IT's may be you make deserve to enjoy that privilege.

Now, it was my second opportunity to come here and enjoy its life, and that is too for a period of more than 15 days. It was the occasion of Viccky(Vikas Bagade), my younger sister' son marriage. His wedding on 1st Feb 2015 is to be held at Nagpur. There is one another marriage. Guddu (Hupendra Vaidya), my another younger sister's son. His marriage is on 12th Feb 2015 at Bhopal itself.
 At Mumbai Airport

Looking to both marriage dates, my elder son Rahul,  who is presently residing in Amsterdam; Netherlands, came India with my daughter-in-law and small sweetly baby Zoe on 12th Jan. His company's Branch office is at Bangalore also. So he managed to come here along with office work.

He asked us to come and join them till their Bangalore stay. Since, we had not met for a long period, we were very glade to find this opportunity and that is under cold wave of Bhopal. Bhopal, where we residing since 2 years  back, is under cold wave since Dec.

However, we should have to be in Bhopal during this period. Because it was happen to be a occasion of going two marriage in my own close relation. But, looking to choice, we opt to live with Zoe.You know, Zoe is so sweetly baby that we were no choice at all. We used to see her coquettes(Nakhare) in Skype, but time was with us now to squeezes her cheeks.
Rahul and Sonu on Gym

Looking to long distance travel, more then 24 Hrs, Rahul booked air tickets for us. The flight was Jet airways. You know, there is no direct flight from Bhopal to Bangalore. We have to come via Mumbai taking flight change time in Mumbai approx.2 Hrs.

Novotel hotel Gym
Tai(Prerana), my younger daughter is living in Mumbai. Her husband and in-laws are there. I called Tai at Mumbai Air port to meet her. But, due to lack of time, it could not be happened.

Ibis Hotel
It was about 21.30 Hrs (13 Jan 2015)when our flight touched Bangalore Air Port. My daughter-in-law Sonu was already on mobile. She informed me, Hotel IBIS is our staying place. We have to reach there. We took taxy and within 45 minutes, we were at  Hotel Ibis. My son Rahul, Sonu and the very sweetly baby Zoe was there to receive.
Swimming Pool in Novotel Hotel

I had already intimated Sonu, that there is no need of arranging dinner in that odd hours. At Bhopal, Pinki, my daughter-in-law had  asked us to take lunch properly as taking dinner may not be possible  being odd hours reaching at Bangalore.

But, as we boarded at Bhopal on15.45 Hrs, unexpectedly, the air hostage served tea and then lunch during only one and half hour flight. Even on Mumbai to Bangalore, again tea and dinner was served.
 IBIS Hotel  -Where is business, there is Ibis and Novotel Hotel Group, said may son Rahul.    

Taking Break-Fast in Novotel Hotel
Now, it was the turn of Ibis Hotel to facilitated us. Ibis is a luxurious Hotel. It is an ideal choice for business travelers. Ibis Hotel and Novotel Hotel are in same complex.
Zoe going to Baby's Swimming Pool
It is on the Sarjapur ORR(Outer Ring Road) in Bellandur. It lies just opposite of the Intel Campus, Accenture and other many corporate offices of IT companies. It is located within a short distance of Shopping Malls and Supermarkets. Central Mall is hardly 500 M away from it. In day time, these complex tall buildings may not be so attractive, but at night hours, one may be get stunned while passing through Out Ring Road. 

Zoe during Photo Suit in Novotel Hotel
Novotel Hotel is a five star Hotel. Rahul is there. His company  arranges all these things. Accenture's corporate offices are just opposite of this Novotel. Rahul as a senior executive, is in Accenture since 2-3 years back.

 As earlier said, Ibis hotel and Novotel hotel both are situated in same campus. May be their ownership same or other reason, but so many things are shared with them. Kitchen, Gym and swimming pool etc are common.

Rahul ordering for Pizza
Ibis Hotel room
Our room is on 5th floor in Ibis hotel whereas Rahul's room in Novotel hotel on 8th floor. He taken a room in Ibis hotel for us to facilitate Sonu and Zoe.

On the very first day,  morning, Rahul called me on gym. I did never go in gym. He pointed his finger towards my belly. He asked me to work-out on 'Cross Trainer'. I never ride on such machine to work-out. He asked me to take easy. I did what he asked at that time. But, I was reluctant,  as this facility was not easily available to me.

I used to go on jogging. Sometimes, I do some exercise also. But, to work-out on Cross Trainer, it was thrilling to me. On the next day morning, he again called me on that Cross Trainer. Somewhat, I was under pressure. Ratan, my wife was also insisting me to follow pointing her finger towards my belly.

After just one week, I found my belly is going inside. One day, while he was laying on the bed, he asked me about my email account. Surprisingly, he placed a buying order through Flipkart to purchase that Cross Trainer.
Pizza, the favorite dish of Rahul

Bowling in Amoeba
In Novotel hotel, there is neat and descent swimming pool on 1st floor,  suiting the Hotel's five star status along with the gym. Spy is also there connecting Swimming pool and 24/7 Gym. Zoe could not dare to go into swimming pool. However, there is baby swimming pool aside of the bigger one. Rahul used to go often into it. But, it appears odd to me to go for swimming just after work-out. While Rahul on swimming, we used to seat on long chairs, which are placed there to take rest.

In our India, so many executives of working class, are came-out to enjoy these facilities. Once, it was a dream of All India Services Executives e.g. IAS, IPS officers. But, now IIT's are came on floor. IT becomes the hub of heaven.
X Box with Kinetic motion sensing camera
Rahul on important task
Rahul, from the very beginning have extra-ordinary kind of telent. He did not go Kota as genius student did to boost up their caliber during Higher Secondary. He got selected in four IITs including BITs, Rurakee and Kanpur after 12th. At that time, some IITs were conducting common exam. and some their own.

Morning, 08 to 10 AM is the Break fast time. You may be asked about your room number while you are taking break fast. Adequate staff is there to help and take care. There are varieties of dishes in break fast Menu. So many foreigners may be seen in lift and dining hall. Therefore, of course varieties of international dishes are in their Menus. Kitchen have North and South Indian both varieties of delicious food. One can easily feel the three stars status of Kitchen. Corporate meeting facility is also there.

In Novotel Hotel, magnificent dining hall is decorated with royal suits and curtains. Chairs are high
Reception counter Novotel Hotel
quality and shining. Dressed staff is saluting you. You need not required to draw chair while seating. Take the plate and go to served yourself along the varieties of cuisine what you like.

In Ibis, Masala Dosa, Uttapamma, Bread butter,  Idali-Sambar, Samber-Bada, Upama, Fried rice, Noodles, Puri Sabji, Paratha-Sabji, Chola-Bhatura, Dahi-Bada, Bembino, Gajar Ka Halva, Khir, and fruits say;  Banana, Pappaya, Musk melon, Water melon, Pine apple, Salad like Gajar, Cucumber and drinks like Hot Milk, Apple and Orange juice with different  flavors. Boiled eggs, Omelet and mutton is also available for non-veges. Beverage offering is also there on charge.

But, let be frank, either five star or three star hotel, you can not compare it from what Pinki, my younger daughter-in-law cooked at Bhopal. Chapati and simple baghari(fried) daal is unmatched and unparallel.

Ibis Hotel room inner

Shower in Ibis Hotel room
Rooms are designed beautifully. They are fully air conditioned. If you want to open the window and take fresh air, you are not allowed. You have to run AC in summer as well as in winter.

The rooms accommodates 2 adults having queen size double bed keeping the relax mood of the stayed business officials. Wi-fi and land line connections both are provided to internate access. LCD TV is there for news and entertainment. In a big Almirah, small fridge and locker are there to keep cold drink and your valuables.

Room is completely sand wooden furnished with long wooden rack on window side to do laptop work.  You may seat on chair with high table lamp lighting. You may prepare tea or coffee seating on a mini sofa. Of course, tea, coffee, sugar and milk powder packets are kept in a tray.

In Novotel Hotel, rooms are bigger. Every room accessories are more royal nature. Wash basins are beautifully oval shape. Wash room is bigger having transparent partition. Big Glass window with three layer of curtains are in each room. A bigger almirha having selves and hangers placed along the main door. Mini bar with beverage and cold drinks is placed in each room. It is routinely checked and updated day to day. Iron press with folding table is in each room while, it is placed in common area in Ibis Hotel.

Light arrangement is descent and noticeable. It comes indirectly to you,  either from back side of a wooden plate, fixed on the head side wall of your bed or from the upper wall-self. Either side, lamps are fixed on that wooden plate if needed while on bed. Smoke sensing and fire fighting system is in each room. 

Ibis Hotel room inner
Zoe in Baby Swimming pool
Bathroom is indeed glazing. Shower is descent. But, sorry, you can't wash your undergarments. And if you did this, you can't let them to warm. You can't spread them on lamp stand or else. In Novotel hotel, laundry facility is limited but, in Ibis hotel, no such facility is there. Go and take shower without undergarment; appears the theme of these international marks hotels. Room attendant leave 3 to 4 medium and big towels each day while cleaning. Room attendant service is better, and of course appreciated. Local telephone is there to ask receptionist any time.  

The reception is equipped with scanning system. Every time you have to pass through this with your luggage. In lift, upwards floors are accessible through 'Key-Card'. But, going down wards, no need of this Card. In Novotel Hotel, first floor which is equipped with gym and swimming pool, is accessible without Key-Card. Downwards Stairs are always there for emergency.

Room is accessible through  the same Key Card. Key and traditional lock are things of old days. Sweep Card and get entered in your room. Every room has a Card- pocket on the wall,  just after opening the  door. You have to put this Card into that Pocket. Power supply would not be available if you missed to put the Card into that Pocket. If your Key-Card is not working, ask the receptionist to activate.

Panchvati Restaurant
Rahul friend's Mahindra XUV 500
On 16th Jan. we took dinner in Panchvati Restaurant. It is in Central Mall, walking distance from Novotel hotel. You may taste the Rajasthani as well as Gujarati foods here.

The food is served on Thali based. The courtesy and style they served is impressive. When you seat, your table have Thalis with full of empty steel bowls. Then, the ordered food comes one by one on your Thali. It appears somewhat different. Indeed, each items were tasty.

Babies attraction in Amoeba
On  17th Jan. it was Queen Restaurant. It is Panjabi taste restaurant. You may enjoy Makke Ki Roti with Sarso Ki Saga here. Other North and South cuisines are also served.

The inner decoration and wall brings you in a Panjabi village house having dim Lantern light. Mud texture wall with art and log false ceiling give you indeed,  the look of a typical Panjabi village home.

Suit choice of Rahul
It is in Church Street just along Amoeba, Java City. Cozy little table and accommodate may you feel  discomfort. Service is better and prompt.

Bakasur Restaurant- As name appears, it is for those who like to eat,  what Rahul's friend told me.
Bakasur Restarent  Bangalore
It is located near Central Mall, Outer Ring Road Bellandur. The Hall decoration is indeed, magnificent. Seating arrangement is also impressive.
On 18 Jan 2015, we took dinner at this restaurant. There are more than hundred varieties of items having North and south dishes. Restaurant have buffet system. Take plate and brings varieties of stuff what you like. You may again,  visit with the vision of self service.

On 25th Jan, we had gone towards Brigade Road. Rahul purchased a mobile; Samsung Galaxy core prime(DUOS) Mobile for me. Before coming to Bangalore, I had asked him to give me some new one. Earlier, in 2012 Tai, my daughter had given me a mobile. That was Nokia set. But, you see, IT technology is going to change so fast that if you do not gone with the new one, you would be the thing of past. 

It was around 2002, when I had purchased a Reliance mobile. It was Rim Set with a cost Rs. 5, 600/- It was the new thing in that era. But, within few years, it become old. Similarly, around 1988, I had purchase color ONIDA TV. It was Core Model. But, shortly I found that it is old. There were more than 200 channels at our door but that ONIDA had only 12 channels inbuilt.

The IT technology in particular,  is going to change with the speed of Bullet train. You have purchase new one. No matter, on what cost. In fact, this is the reason why the IT sector is going to develop so fast.