Sunday, September 6, 2015


Serving God will bring you closer to God and the easiest way to serve God is to serve humanity for the Divinity is present in all. Look around you;The hands that help are holier than lips that pray. Real devotion did not lie in selfish acts but in honest thinking and living and helping others in need or distress. God realization is not possible through construction of temples, great and costly charities done or reading hymns done with out a good heart but only possible through sincere and simple acts of compassion performed with a true sense of devotion.

Sunday, August 23, 2015


Ancient Poet Surdas was a great and devout devotee of Lord Krishna who is the 15th century sightless saint, poet and musician, is known for his devotional songs dedicated to Lord Krishna. Surdas is said to have written and composed a hundred thousand songs in his magnum opus the 'Sur Sagar' (Ocean of Melody), out of which only about 8,000 are extant. He is considered a saint and so also known as Sant Surdas, a name which literally means the "slave of melody".

He has composed and sang number of devotional songs in praise and glorifying Lord Krishna. Surdas was blind. Whenever he sang Lord Krishna used to sit in front of him as a child and enjoy the songs and dance to the tune of the songs of Surdas. Occasionally, Surdas had the vision of Lord Krishna’s darsan and Surdas never felt sorry for being blind.

One day a doctor approached Surdas and offered to cure his blindness. Surdas replied. “You are very kind and benevolent in offering to restore my eye sight- Can you assure me the vision of the Lord Krishna which ‘am now enjoying even without sight?”.

The doctor had no answer.

Blessed and realized are those who have “vision even without sight.”


A black smith, who deeply loved god, had to face lot of suffering.One of his acquaintances was an unbeliever.He said to him one day, “How can you lay your trust in God who sends suffering to you”?

Quietly answered the blacksmith, “when I have to make a tool, I take a piece of iron and put it into a fire.Then I strike it on the anvil to see if it will take temper.It it, does, I know I can make something useful out of it.If not, I toss on the scrap heap.This has made my prayer to the lord again and again Lord! Put me into fire of suffering but, pray, do not throw me on the scrap-heap.

Saturday, August 15, 2015


The Indian national flag embodies the democratic, secular and liberal values enshrined in the Constitution of India and is the symbol of our national pride. To me maintaining the dignity of the flag is of utmost importance and the reason behind is the inspiration I got from a Rashtriya Jhanda Geet of my school days Vijayi vishwa tiranga pyaara! Jhanda uncha rahei(n) humara”, composed by a Hindi Poet Shri Shyamlal Gupta which gives a message to all the Indians to sacrifice everything for the respect of our flag and country.This song got glued to my mind and developed a spirit of patriotism and respect towards my national flag.

Jhanda uncha rahei(n) humara
Vijayi vishwa tiranga pyaara

Sadaa shakti sarsaane waala,
Prem sudha barsaane waala,
Veero ko harshaane waala,
Maatru bhoomi ka tan-man saara, - 2times

Jhanda uncha rahei(n) humara.
Vijayi vishwa tiranga pyaara

Swatantra ke bheeshan run mein,
Lakhkar josh badhein kshan-kshan mein,
Kaape shatru dekh ke mann mein,
Mit jaye bhay sankat saara  - 2times
Jhanda uncha rahei(n) humaara.

Jhanda uncha rahei(n) humara.
Vijayi vishwa tiranga pyaara

Is zande ke neeche nirbhay,
Rahei(n) swaadheen hum avichal nishchay.
Bolo Bhaarat maata ki jay.
Swatantrata ho dheyey humara

Jhanda uncha rahei(n) humara.
Vijayi vishwa tiranga pyaara

Aao, pyaare veero! Aao;
Desh- dharm par bali-bali jao
Ek saath sab mil kar gaao,
“Pyaara Bhaarat desh humaara,
Jhanda uncha rahei(n) humaara.

Iski shaan na jaane paaye,
Chaahei(n) jaan bhale hi jaye,
Vishwa vijay karke dikhlaaye,
Tab hove praan poorna humaara
Jhanda uncha rahei(n) humaara,
Vijayi vishwa tiranga pyaara.”

And finally the English translation:

The conqueror of the world, our tri-colour
Let our flag always fly high
It showers strength always
It oozes out love nectar
It gives pride to the brave
It is the heart and mind of Motherland
Let our flag always fly high
In the intense battle for independence
It gives josh to every moment
The enemy trembles after seeing it
(And for us) our fear and danger goes away
Let our flag always fly high
Under this flag we are fearless
And our intention is the birth of Swaraj
Shout Jay for Bharat Mata
Now our aim is independence
Let our flag always fly high
Come, beloved braves, come
Sacrifice everything for our nation
In one voice sing together
Beloved is our nation Bharat
Let our flag always fly high
Let its prestige never go away
Even if we give away our lives for that
Let Victory Victory be ours
Let our pledge be realised
Let our flag always fly high


The history of the Indian flag is like the history of India itself, of choices, and compulsions, in equal measure. The Indian flag evolved with the times, reflecting its times, the struggle for independence from British rule.

It is really amazing to see the various changes that our National Flag went through since its first inception.It was discovered during our national struggle for freedom.The Evolution of the Indian National flag sailed through many vicissitudes to arrive at what it is today.

The Journey of the Indian Tricolour
There was a time when every princely state in India had its own flag and emblem.  Today we have only one flag.  How did it come into existence?
Though the participants of the 1857 Revolt carried a flag, it was Sister Nivedita, Vivekananda’s Irish disciple, who first thought of designing a national flag.  The flag which was displayed at the 1906 Calcutta session of the Congress was square-shaped with 108 oil-lamps along its borders and India’s thunderbolt (Vajra) in the centre.  The words Vande Mataram appeared on it in Bengali.

Nivedita’s flag failed to capture the popular imagination and it was a tricolor designed by Sachindra Prasad Bose and Sukumar Mitra that was approved and accepted by Surendranath Banerjee and the Bengali Congress.  The flag had eight half-open lotuses (for the 8 provinces) on the top, the words Vande Mataram in the middle and a sun and crescent moon, representing Hindus and Muslims respectively, at the bottom.
It was this flag that was displayed at the Second International Socialist Congress at Stuttgart in August 1907 by freedom activist and social worker, Madame Bhikaiji Rustom Cama.  She made a fiery speech at the end of which she dramatically unfurled the flag and said, “I appeal to lovers of freedom all over the world in the name of this flag to cooperate in freeing one-fifth of the human race.”
In 1916, Pingali Venkayya, a youth from Masulipatnam in Andhra Pradesh, started the Indian National Flag Mission and authored a book called A National Flag for India.  He approached Gandhiji with his design – a tricolour in white, green and red with a blue charkha in the middle.
Thus was born the first truly ‘national’ flag.  The British, of course, saw it as a symbol of revolution and prohibited it from being flown or displayed in public places.
The Jabalpur and Nagpur Flag Satyagraha was organized to protest against this repression in 1923.  Thousands of people courted arrest after taking the flag in procession. The flag became a symbol of India’s aspiration for freedom.
The first public flag hoisting ceremony was held on the afternoon of 15 August, 1947 at India Gate.  According to Lord Mountbatten, when Pandit Nehru unfurled the flag, a rainbow magically appeared in the cloudless summer sky.  Surely, a heavenly salute to a hard-won flag.

(An extract from Young World, The Hindu)
 A flag is a necessity for all nations. Millions have died for it. It is no doubt a kind of idolatry which would be a sin to destroy.
"It will be necessary for us Indians Muslims, Christians Jews, Parsis, and all others to whom India is their home-to recognize a common flag to live and to die for."  ~ - Mahatma Gandhi

Friday, August 14, 2015


Independence day is very close to my heart. It is indeed sad to see people taking Independence day as another holiday. Children should be taught more about the Indian freedom struggle, what their ancestors and the freedom fighters have done for them  and why freedom means so much to all Indians. We also need to think whether we are doing justice to what they have attained for us.We should all be responsible citizens and instill the responsibility of duty towards our country in the generations to come.

The Independence Day of our country is a moment of great pride and grandeur. Celebrating Independence Day is not only about hoisting the flag and singing patriotic songs. The essence of the Indepenece Day celebration lies in remembering all the freedom fighters and soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their country. Respecting the freedom which we got at the cost of the lives of these freedom fighters is of utmost importance. Not only on the Independence Day but also on each day of our life we should learn to respect the value of the freedom and should not take freedom for granted.

 As each of you aspires to a better future for yourself,  similarily aspire high for the values of our nation and the society  that you live in.This is your life.This is your country and if you want to keep it safe you need to get involved. Even if we are engrossed with our professional and personal lives for the rest of the year, on this specific day, each citizen of the country does spend some time pondering on his or her contribution to the country.

Freedom is not a Right but a Feeling!
Let's be proud to feel the Freedom!
Let's say loudly we are INDIANS!!!
 Let all of us get together &
Let's Celebrate Our Freedom!
It is our duty to preserve this Freedom!
Carry this forward to the future!
We did,We do,We will do!!!

Set the celebration on Air, Share your Joy, You're Free to do it, Share  this to every Indian, to say
Vande Mataram!
Proud to be an Indian!
Jai Hind