हिंदी दिवस

आप सभी को मेरी ओर से हिंदी दिवस की शुभकामनाएं। यह मेरा हिंदी भाषा मे पहला पोस्ट है इसलिए मेरी त्रुटियों को नजरअंदाज कीजिएगा। मेरी परवरिश मध्यप्रदेश मे हुई है तो बोल चाल मे तो हिंदी का उपयोग मैं बचपन से करती आ रही हूँ परन्तु अंग्रेज़ी माध्यम से पढाई होने की वजह से लिखने का उतना अभ्यास नहीं है।

अभी कुछ दिन पहले प्रधानमंत्री जी ने नई शिक्षा नीति की घोषणा की थी जिसके अनुसार माता पिता अपने बच्चों को प्राथमिक शिक्षा अपनी मातृभाषा मे दिलवा सकते है। यह एक बहुत अच्छा कदम है क्योंकि हम अपनी मातृभाषा भूलते जा रहे हैं । इसके कारण हमारा अपनी संस्कृति और साहित्य से भी विश्वास कम हो रहा है।

मैंने जब अपनी पहली नौकरी के लिए साक्षात्कार (interview) दिया था तब मेरी अंग्रेज़ी ज्ञान को ही प्राथमिकता दी गई थी। अब हमारे देश मे आई क्यू (IQ) इंग्लिश के ज्ञान से ही नापा जाता हैं। ऐसे मे सही प्रतिभा के आगे आना मुश्किल हो जाता है।

अंत मे मैं यही कहना चाहूंगी की हमारी भाषा को बढावा देना हमारा कर्तव्य हैं। अगर हम ही अपनी भाषा का तिरस्कार करेंगे तो वह लुप्त हो जाएगी और हमारे पास अपना कुछ नहीं रह जाएगा हम सिर्फ दुसरो कि परछाई बनकर रह जाएंगे।

Street Show

Since morning I was feeling dull. I decided to visit my favorite cafe.

Sudden roar of laughter stopped me. A guy dressed as a clown was doing some act on street. “This guy has some real talent”, some people discussing in hushed voice. Curiosity made me stay and watch the act.

After few minutes, I was feeling refreshed and in considerably better mood. I thought to congratulate him for the great street show but got stunned instead by hearing this conversation.

Standing in corner while talking to his daughter he said, “I think we will get the food today.”

Photo Credit © CEAyr

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Tina Fey’s Bossypants

Tina Fey is a big name in American Television industry. For the people who don’t know her she worked in ‘Saturday Night Live’ and created the show named 30 rock, writer of movie “Mean Girls”. This is one of those books where author’s name is printed in much bigger letter than book’s name (you know because she is so famous).

This is the most funny book I have ever read. Best thing is that she talked about feminism in most entertaining way which is like she said “it’s like Jessica Seinfeld puts spinach in kids brownies.” The chapter about her father is also good one specially these lines :

“How can I give my daughter what Don Fey gave me? The gift of anxiety. The fear of getting in trouble. The knowledge that while you are loved, you are not above the law”

I love the word she created Teat Nazis. All the women suffered from breast feeding issues can surely relate with it.

She talked about her SNL days when she has done the impersonation of senator ‘Sarah Palin’ which is unknown to me because I know her from 30 rock. After reading this book I saw her Sarah Palin sketch which is commendable.

I like the book very much and will surely recommend it. When everything around us is emanating negative energy this book will bring smile to our faces.

I hate my curly hair – Book Review

“I hate my curly hair” is a illustrated book. It is a story of little girl with curly hair. Other kids from the school find her different (because of her hair) so they keep teasing her.

It is difficult for a small girl to maintain a strong curly hair, even combing them became tedious work. Her brother keep teasing calling her hair “noodles”.

Then an incident happened which changed her life. A bully came to the school and piled on the agony. During her struggle with the bully, she get to know the value for her hair and started loving them.

Kids will love this book for sure. People from other age group will also find it’s entertaining. It teaches to love yourself no matter what others are saying and to stay brave in difficult situation. This book reminds of a very good friend of mine from school. Back then she has also struggled with the same problem of being teased because of her curly hair so I have seen the situation which author is saying about.

Author Divya Anand has beautifully knit the story in poem. This book is based on her own experience. I love the illustrations done by ‘Rujuta Thakurdesai’. The cover of the book is so cute, it made me pick up this book.

 

Day Dreaming

“Oh my god! Finally I got the Nobel Prize for peace, whom should I thank.”

A sudden loud sound of horn woke me up. I was sleeping, it was a dream. I was in the waiting room of railway station.

Wow.. what a beautiful dream, I should work harder to achieve something in life. This phone has ruined my life. I am tired of being mediocre.

Another loud horn sound.

“What time it is?”

“6.30.. Oh no! my train is leaving. I have to run else have to wait for another 12 hrs.”

Photo Credit – Jennifer Pendergast

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Diligence

Amy, my ex-roomie is a painter but she never got that kind of appreciation which she deserved. This broke her from inside.

When I met her few days ago after 2 years she was still struggling with same problems. I was sensing from her depressed tone that it is not good to leave her alone. I offered her to live with me for few days but she refused to do so.

Today I am calling her since morning and she is not answering, worried sick when I reached her home. She was dancing as her painting is selected for art exhibition.

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Luck by Chance

Luck by Chance is a movie featuring Farhan Akhtar and Kokana Sen. It is the first film of Zoya Akhtar (as a director). Current debate about struggles of an outsiders in bollywood reminds of this movie. This movie is a gem and depicts the bollywood correctly. It also talks about Nepotism which is ironic because main star cast and director belongs to film family.

The movie is about two characters Vikram and Sona who do not have any filmy background. As luck favours to Vikram, he quickly got the break in the big movie and forget about his struggling days girlfriend Sona who do not able to achieve anything big and forced to do Saas bahu serials on television.

Other characters of the movie are also very interesting like Rommy Rolly (played by Late Rishi Kapoor), producer of the movie who do not want to pay much to the newcomer as he is giving him big break, yesteryear heroine Neena Walia (Dimple Kapadia) whose daughter got the movie because of her name inspite of zero talent. Cameo role of Hrithik Roshan as Superstar Zaffar Khan gave a satirical effect which will make you laugh.

Another USP of the movie was music. Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy created magic and lyrics were also very good. Specially the lyrics of “sapno se bhare naina” will transport you to another world. I love these lines from this song :

“Door Hi Se Sagar Jise Har Koi Maane
Pani Hai Woh Ya Reth Hai Yeh Kaun Jaane
Jaise Ke Din Se Rain Alag Hai
Sukh Hai Alag Aur Chain Alag Hai
Per Yeh Jo Dekhe Woh Nain Alag Hai
Chain To Hai Apna Sukh Hai Paraye”

Everything we are noticing in debates these day you will find in this movie. A must watch.

Lesson learned from life

In the path of life, few incidents change our point of view towards life and we learn few lessons which shape our life that we are leading today. I am sharing these lessons with you in this post may be you will relate with them.

1. There are no free lunches – When someone is doing a favour to you there are higher chances that they are expecting something from you in return.

2. People always love smiling faces – Most people don’t care about your struggles and problems. Nobody like sad faces as they are facing challenges on daily basis too.

3. Respect your roots – These days I found people are more attracted to western culture (including me) but this doesn’t mean you start despising your own culture. Unfortunately it became a fashion symbol these days (which I highly condemned). In other words :

जो अपने देश का न हो पाया वह किसी का क्या होगा

No matter which country you are living in, even you are living in US from 20 years still people will call you an Indian, be proud of your nation you are representing us.

4. Self respect is most important in the world – If you will not believe in yourself who will? If anyone is doing injustice to you, it’s necessary to take stand for yourself. As Tulsidas has said :

आवत ही हरषै नहीं नैनन नहीं सनेह।

तुलसी तहां न जाइये कंचन बरसे मेह।।

5. Money is not most important thing in the world – Sometimes we don’t understand the value of satisfaction. Greed of money make us to follow the rat race.

The above mentioned points are not new to anyone, even a school going child know these things. But honestly, while I was writing this post some past memories are coming back to me reminding me how these principles became integral part of my life.