Art of Living...

Wednesday, June 02, 2010 Edit This 4 Comments »

Recently I got the opportunity to do the Part-I course of Art of Living. I was tracking it since 3 years bt due to one rsn or d othr, never joined. Initially, I thought that there is only one course that all people do and many of my friends have done bt aftr joining it, I realized that there is a list of 6-7 different courses and I am jus doing Part-1. The 6 days journey was entirely a new and unimaginable exp. It made me thought about various things that I never evn cared about; ranging frm smallest to largest. For the first time in my life, I was with myself and thought about my existence. I realized that every 1 can be happy in any situation only if he/she wish to. Every1 thinks about welfare of others but somehow they have forgettn their existence due to peer pressure and other boundations. Art of Living helps one in realizing your true self , making one free from unnecessary boundations. Some beautiful thoughts that I discover during my learning there are:

1) Live in Present as Present is inevitable.

2) We are responsible for our actions and non-actions.

3) Be positive in life. Things will improve soon.

4) Accept people as they are.

5) Anger and frustration lead us nowhere.

6) Respect all.

7) Don’t be the football of other’s opinions. Listen to all but follow what is good for you in the long run.

8) Don’t waste time in searching/ looking for intention behind other people work.

9) Our Mind says: Whatever you resist, I persist. So, be very careful in taking decisions in life.

Last but not the least,

10) Something which gives happiness in short run but gives pain in long run should be avoided. For instance, Smoking and Drinking.

P.S 1: I want to suggest all my friends, family members and enemies to join Art of Living once in Life. Trust me, it will be a wonderful experience for you. Just spare some time for yourself.

P.S 2: Be Happy and Keep smiling...


Specially for the Atheists..

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Edit This 2 Comments »
Atheists are the people who always believe that there is no God or God does not exist. Today, I heard a very beautiful song of the movie: SAAYA . With the help of this song , I wanna change the perspective of those who don’t believe in God. The lyrics are as follows:

har taraf, har jagah, har kahin pe hai, haan.. usi kaa roop
har taraf, har jagah, har kahin pe hai, haan.. usi kaa roop
haan usi kaa roop...
roshni kaa koi dariyaa to hai, haan kahin pe zaroor
roshni kaa koi dariyaa to hai, haan kahin pe zaroor

ye aasmaan, ye zamin, chaand aur soorajkyaa banaa sakaa hai kabhi koi bhi kudrat
ye aasmaan, ye zamin, chaand aur soorajkyaa banaa sakaa hai kabhi koi bhi kudrat
koi to hai jiske aage hai aadmi majboor
koi to hai jiske aage hai aadmi majboor

har taraf, har jagah, har kahin pe hai, haan.. usi kaa roop

insaan jab koi hai raah se bhatkaaisne dikhaa diyaa, usko sahi rastaa
insaan jab koi hai raah se bhatkaaisne dikhaa diyaa, usko sahi rastaa
koi to hai jo kartaa hai mushkil hamaari door
koi to hai jo kartaa hai mushkil hamaari door

har taraf, har jagah, har kahin pe hai, haan.. usi kaa roop
roshni kaa koi dariyaa to hai, haan kahin pe zaroor

Those who have not listen to this song, listen now . You will feel gud. And those who do not believe in God will be at least thinking now.

Who loves us more?

Saturday, May 15, 2010 Edit This 6 Comments »

Last night , I was alone in the room , with No1 to accompany me, No cousin, No internet and Not even Mobile( No balance n no free sms ). I was lying on bed n wanna sleep but suddenly random thoughts came to my mind( Idle Mind is Devil’s Workshop ). At every point of time in life, we have different situations n different reactions by different people.

No doubt every1 around us loves us , but, how to Judge: Who Loves us more?


1) When We are Born, Our Mom was there to make us eat , drink n sleep. Family members were there to play with us n care 4 us. But Neighbours, relatives n friends used to cum with gifts n showering of blessings. So, who loves us more ? Inside Family members or Outside people?

2) When we entered into school, our family pushed us away from them so that we can go to school and learn about the world. But it was teachers who taught us different things n our little friends made us learn how to eat n play with others. So, who loves us more ?

3) Whenever we have exams, Mom is there with her blessings n support. But it is friends who are there for combined studies , for solving our queries and for bearing our temper. So, who loves us more ?

4) Whenevr we are ill, our family is there to consult doctors, to provide medicines and (patient/hygienic) food but relatives and friends often calls or visit home to know about our health. So, who loves us more ?

5) When we are upset and we want someone to console us, our family is 24 hours with us but friends are available mostly via mails or calls. So, who loves us more ?

6) Whenever you need money, without any hestitation we demand from our parents, without any thought of returning them.But when it comes to cousins or friends, we hestitate because we have to return them one day or the other. So, who loves us more ?

7) When we have some decision to be made, many times it happen that family members are not able to understand our point of view or our requirement and this results in less support from their side. But that point or requirement is understood by our peers or cousins and they support us. So, who loves us more ?

8) We have huge expectations from family members and if all are not met, we have complaints, we fight or cry or feel alone. But with relatives n friends, we have less expectations so often they are met, so we are happy with them. So, who loves us more ?

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This list is endless as situations are endless and every situation left a question in front of me. I thought, thought n thought a lot and finally without any conclusion, I went to sleep.

A new beginning...

Monday, May 03, 2010 Edit This 5 Comments »

It has been 20 days now that I have entered into a new life. New life in terms of surroundings, ambience, neighbourhood ie we have shifted into new house ( from Joint family to Nuclear family ). I wanted to share and write about it earlier but due to shifting, setting at home, no internet facilities, relatives visit and office I dint get time. Today, I am kind of free at office so utilizing the time.


Around 10 days before the function ( the day of shifting ) , we decided that we should start with displacement of luggage from old house to new house. The day we started, the atmosphere became sentimental. The crying episode was started by my young cousin and continued by the elders. I dint cry because I was consoling others but from inside I was also feeling bad as separation after 22 years is difficult and the memories are unforgettable. In order to avoid the crying scene at home, we paused the work for 2 days.

We also went for family dinner so that every1 would feel better. After two days when we again started the shifting, we faced the same story. Finally, we decided that all the shifting will be done during night. Half of the things were shifted before the function and half were shifted after function.

The beginning in new home started with high fever and throat infection, two days leave from office without notice ( The Mentor’s number was misplaced ) followed by strict instructions from mentor regarding rules and regulations of office.

Now I m in new house but I dint feel much uncomfortable as I used to initially because on a regular basis, we go to old house and cousins come to our place. At times, I sleep there and at times they stay at my place. Actually it is good feeling now as often we have combined family dinners which were less often when we were together.

The best part is that finally I have my personal room now and all my belongings are in one room. Yuppy!! I am loving it. But still I will always remember my old house memories and missing the neighbourhood because good people and neighbours are difficult to find.

First Day at Work..

Friday, April 02, 2010 Edit This 4 Comments »
The last Blog I wrote was German Effect ( sumtym in Feb 2010 ) and after that now I gt some tym to contribute. The best part is that today I am kinda free . Free because I have completed half of my MBA ( WOW !! ) n Kinda because My intern has started..

Today was the first time, first day at Work in my Life..

The day started in a tizzy mode. Excited because going 4 work 4 first tym n tensed because the place z new, people r new , n college faculties have given a long list of Do's n Dont's to us, so caution , caution n caution was d 1 word that was hovering around me.

With the nervous attitude , I entered the premises and waited for 5 mins. Although it was my second visit ( 1st was orientation ), I was feeling equally awkward to approach any1. Luckily, the person to whom I had to meet located me. She directed n introduced me to one f d accountants n accountant head. The accountant told me the basics of how a salary is computed for each individual n surprisingly for the first time I understood the concept of Tax Bracket ( upto Rs 1,60,000 - No tax n so on ) . I heard the changes of Tax bracket in the Latest Budget but dint know its working. I also came to knw how education fee can save taxes. I heard about education fee saving first time 1-2 months ago by my frnd Sunny bt ignored it bcz I dint understnd anythng abt such schemes or laws but today the concepts r atleast not naive to me.

After learning that, I was idle for half an hour because I was feeling inept to go agn to my Mentor. Dz tym also she located me n aftr that she made sure that I should not sit idle. Thereon I learned about Purchase, Journal, Payment n Freight Vouchers and many other basics things.

1 thing I dint understand : 'Why people drink so much Tea / Coffee in Office'? They served me thrice but after saying 'No' twice , I had to accept. Rest the ambiance n employees ( to whom I interacted ) r good.

The day that started with shrinking smile end up with content smile. Hope the coming two months will be a gr8 learning experience for me.

Gute Nacht ( Good Night ) for now..I have office tomorrw.

Will come soon..

Deutsch- Effekt ( German Effect )

Thursday, February 11, 2010 Edit This 7 Comments »
Guten Abend - Good Evening

This semester I am learning German.. Since for the first time I am studying and learning a foreign language , so it is both very exciting and difficult..I am not a bookaholic and dnt study regularly, so as usual opened the German book a day before the German Exam. First I thought of starting German but then recalled that OMG !! i have another exam on the same day n that too Finance..Cant afford not to study that.

I was in dilemma n it was time for trade off b/w German n Fin. After wasting a hell lot of time , finally i decided that I will study Fin n in b/w whnevr i will be bored , I will switch to German.

So I guess after studying for half day , finally i switched to German. The moment I started, I felt that I am gone and I am surely gonna flunk bcz these das, die , der, unser, diese, dieser, dieses, ein, eine will make me mad..( By the way, these words mean A , AN, THE , THIS ). One must be wondering that I wrote 9 words but just four meanings. Well , Dz z German :)

Der/Dieser - The/This for Masculine
Die/Diese - The/This for Feminine
Das/Dieses - The/This for Neutral

Wht's this crap ? I guess 'The' is 'The' n whts d adv f confusing d lang so much for ordinary people like me by including masculine, feminine or neutral.

Similarly, there are some very funny n strange words like -

1. Vergangenheit - Means ' past '. Pronunciation -> F- r- gain - gun - height. By the time u will pronounce it , it will already be past.
2. Auf Wiedersehen - Means ' bye- bye' . Bye bye kam n abusive language jyada lagti h.
3. Bleistift - Means ' pencil '. I dont knw why such a strnge name for simple word. Children will be scared of asking pencils if they have to ask in Germn.
4. Kugelschreiber - Means ' Ball pen '. Pronunciation -> Ku - gal - sh - ra - e - b - r. It seems like a word used for Kings of ancient times. Never thought that owing a pen will make one so proud.
5. Bonbon - Means ' Toffee '. The pronunciation seems as if a dog is making sound.

But there are some good and interesting words also. Like -

1. Liebe - Means ' Love '. Seems like a very cute word.
2. Bitte -Means ' Please '. I dont knw if it z intersting for others, but i like it.
3. Ruhe - Means ' Keep quiet ' . Short and simple.
4. Uhr - Means ' Watch ' . Pronounced as -> oo - a - r. Seher uhr ( See watch ) :). Although it seems like hindi version of 'pig' but atleast it is easy to pronounce.
5. Ja - Means ' Yes' . Best part is that it is pronounced as ' Ya '.

While studying German , I thought let's try and write 5-6 simple sentences about myself that I wrote probably last time in 1st standard at school. Read with concentration : It is always good to learn something new.

1. Ich heißt Swati Jain
2. Meine vorname ist Swati
3. Meine nachname ist Jain
4. Ich habe zwei Brüder ( This double dot is known as umlaut )
5. Ich bin zweiundzwanzig jahre alt.
6. Ich arbeite nicht.

Could not write much because I knw limited German and I dint have time to waste in stressing so much just one hour before exam.

Well the conversion is simple :)

1. My name is Swati Jain
2. My first name is Swati
3. My last name is Jain
4. I have 2 Brothers
5. I am 22 years old
6. I am not working

Although I was scared of German when i opend the material yet I enjoyed it later. Hope i will be an expert in dz ;) Quite impossible bcz Sir said 'For that u need to study it for atleast 2 years' n I have to study for 3 months out of which 1 month is gone.

P.S : Try a new language if getting bored in life or want to have fun. ( Bcz in every lang u will find funny words n quotes )

Gute Nacht - Good Night :)

Masti Time..

Monday, January 04, 2010 Edit This 3 Comments »

Before I begin I wanna wish HAPPY NEW YEAR to my blog and all my friends. The new year is a nice beginning for me. The reasons r many : exams r over, 1/3th of MBA is complete ( not bad ) , after 6 months of MBA finally got 10 days of break, outing with friends after long time, new year eve celebration, new year celebration, n last but not the least visit to Vrindavan.

First 23 days of December 09 were hectic. Projects, viva, assignments, ppts n exams, sleepless nights, travelling , cold,cough,fever, n vomiting ( Yuks ) . Life seemed like Hell. I said to myself “ Boss MBA is not that easy”. N not to discuss about exams as they r meant to be just over. Like after every worst days, comes the happy days , so they came.

I felt like an independent girl ready to fly in the open sky.

First two days of holidays i just slept n slept to recover my lost strength.

The next day was 25th Dec ie Christmas so went to CP Catholic Church with friends. The waiting time in queue was min of 2 hours and we were getting late so thought once of going back. I forgot that i have wonderful incorrigible friends with no scope of improvement. They planned something and went ahead. With the help of some weird excuses they took the entry in the queue very near to the entrance of Church. Later I also joined them. We saved approx 1 n half hrs.

I went there for the first time co-incidentally on D Day so expectation was high. I expected huge celebration n decoration inside church. Although it was very calm n peaceful inside yet it was not according to my imagination. People were just entering and leaving. The fans and desk were not properly aligned and deco of Christmas tree was better in Malls than of Church. I think most of the things is better in privatisation thse days. Still I had amazing time followed by wrong journey in Metro. We wre so engrossed in Gossip and chatting that we dint notice that we have taken wrong Metro. So after roaming 1 hr in Metro for actual distance of 15mins we reached our respective places. In short, the time saved by wrong entry in queue was balanced.


Next day I went for Super hit Block Buster Movie who did business of 250crores. By this time everyone has come to know what I am talking about. Yes, it is 3 IDIOTS. I hope no explanation required about the story and movie. No one can beat Rancho uff chote uff Wangdu uff Aamir’s acting be it Andaaz apna apna, Dil Chahta Hai, Rang De Basanti, Taare Zameen Par, Ghazini or 3 idiots. He is 'The Best'.


O o.. I forgot to mention about my visit to ICD Dadri ( dry port ) in UP just week before exams. We got stuck in traffic and were already late by 2 hours then estimated time, so Sir n we all decided to walk as ICD was 2 Kms away 4m dre. ICD was of full of trucks and containers of 10 feet height n 20/40 feet length. I felt as if I am watching some shooting in which Heroine is hiding behind some container, villain is searching and hero will come and jump from the top of container to rescue her. Apart from hallucination I learned the basics about import and export.


Now back to holidays. New year eve was full of Masti which includes second time 3 idiots,outing, DJ night with neighbours and cousins, tambola etc till 3:30A.M. O God! I was very tired that day. This is how I said Adios/Bye Bye/ Alvida to 09.


I welcome 10 by waking up at 10. New year’s programme was visit to Dilli Haat. The moment I was about to leave home I got to know that I dint have car n my 3 friends were waiting 4 me to join me on the way. I had to cajole my bro to drop me till the place where my friends were waiting. We four travelled till Punjabi Bagh ( Oops I forgot my bro, I mean v 5 )and there one more friend was waiting for us. We joined her in her car n reached Dilli Haat. There we were interested less in stalls and more in different states food. Tried various diff state dishes, some good n some not so good. Then we said Alvida to our friend Kappi who came to Delhi to meet us. On return journey ,again we got stuck in heavy traffic.

Uff this traffic will consume 1/10th of my life. I was scolded at home because continuously for two days I was roaming n eating unhygienic stuff.

Someone says that what you do on New Year is followed whole year. This means that i will roam whole year. WOW!!..


The last holiday was also special. I went to Vrindavan. Although evry visit there is a unique experience for me yet this time also I had peace of mind and nice dharshan.

This time, I also visited Nidhi Van/Madhu Van. The Van is full of short trees of height 5 or 6 feet only. It is said that half of the trees are gopiyaas n half r Krishna n they become alive at night to do Raas-Leela. The unique thing about these trees is that the roots of the trees are connected to each other and these trees seems dry n dead from the root but are alive and green from the top. This Van is closed after the process of ARTI at 8p.m. A very mysterious conception is associated with this temple i.e. after the sacred process of ARTI, not only human beings, but any kind of single animal also can't remain in the periphery of this temple. In case anyone remains during night in the compass of the temple, either he / she becomes dumb, deaf, blind, lame or dies. He/she is not found hale and hearty in the morning to disclose the spiritual secret of the lord Radha-Krishna.

Walking bare foot in the Van in such cold weather was exciting plus difficult. The best part according to me was my Bhabhi. She did ‘ kikli’ there with my bro saying to my bro that ‘ You are my Krishna n I m ur Radha so let’s do Leela here ’ , that was really funny n sweet. I will not describe minutely about other things as I have described about them in length in earlier articles.


O ..At last i have written some anecdotes about my past 1 month. I can actually write 40-50 pages if I will write in detail but that will be too much to digest for me as well as others lolz.

HAPPY NEW YEAR ONCE YEAR..

LIFE IS SHORT SO LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST !!