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Shiva Trilogy

If you have interest in mythology, this book is perfect for you and if you don’t like mythology, storyline is enough for keeping you engaged. I am not a very big fan of Indian writers but Amish Tripathi has attempted something very different which makes me appreciate him even more. For people, who have not heard about Shiva trilogy, it consists of three books :

  1. The Immortals of Meluha
  2. The Secret of Nagas
  3.  The Oath of Vayuputras

This is a fictional story that portrays Lord Shiva in a normal human being form. King Daksha represent him as a Lord Neelkanth to his people in order to fulfil his personal gain but it turns out differently. As story proceeds, few secrets discloses to Shiva which leads to lots of twists and turns making this book more interesting. Other characters also woven in a manner that justify there name, for example Goddess Kali and Lord Ganesh, we all know they look differently but Amish know how to fit them in a story.

This book gives new definition to evil. It deals with saying that extreme good turns into extreme evil. Best part is no character in the book is either good or bad, they react as per the situation. I would say it is a must read.

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Top Funniest Episodes of Friends

Many people shared the list of the funniest episode of friends, now its my turn. This is one of my favourite TV series and there are a few episodes that I can watch again and
again.

The One With the Embryos

Season – Season 4, Episode 12

Plot – Chandler and Joey claimed that they know better Monica and Rachael and girls claimed the vice-versa. To decide the who knows whom better the game was organized
and Ross prepared the questions. The bet started from 10 Bugs and later girls looses the apartment.

Funny Moments – Answers revealed during game like Chandler name on TV guide “Miss Chanandler Bong”, Big Fat goalie and in lightening round nobody knows what
is Chandler’s job. Who can forget Rachael’s steady hand and the way Joey and Chandler enters into the apartment after winning the quiz.

Favourite Dialogue

Ross – “What is Chandler Bing’s Job?”
Rachael – “He’s a transpon-transpondster!”
Monica – “This is not even a word”

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The One Where Everybody Finds Out

Season – Season 5, Episode 14

Plot – Phoebe find out that Monica and Chandler are in the relationship but instead of confronting them Phoebe and Rachael messed up with them. Phoebe pretends that
she is attracted to Chandler so that he accept his love for Monica. Chandler and Monica get to know about the Phoebe’s plan from Joey.Ross get the Ugly naked guy
apartment.

Funny Moments – Joey become sandwiched between his friends, all of them bumped on him for seeking the truth. The scene where Phoebe pretends she is attracted to Chandler
Chandler and Phoebe date scene when they both try to seduce each other.

Favourite Dialogue

Phoebe: “They don’t know we know they know we know. And Joey, you can’t say anything.”

Joey: “Couldn’t if I wanted to.”

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The One Where Ross Got High

Season – Season 6, Episode 9

Plot – Monica hosted Thanksgiving treat, Chandler came to know Monica’s parents don’t like him. Rachael decided to prepare dessert for Thanksgiving. Joey female
roommate Janine invited Joey and Ross for Thanksgiving treat where all her friends will also come. Ross and Joey try to escape Monica’s treat but failed and later
decided to go to Janine’s treat after it finishes. Ross revealed to Monica and Chandler that he used Chandler name to cover up all his misdeeds that’s why his parents
hates him. Joey and Ross came to know that dessert prepared by Rachael is a disaster and convinced everyone to disclose it to Rachael.

Funny Moments – Every moment of this episode is funny. Many stories are going simultaneously. Phoebe dreamed of Mr. Geller, Rachael’s dessert, Ross’s truth revealation,
Monica and Chandler trying to show Chandler is a nice person, Joey and Ross wanted to attend Janine’s Thankgiving party.

 

Favourite Dialogue

Mrs. Geller: (rubbing her temples) “That’s alot of information to get in in thirty seconds!”

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The One with the All Rugby

Season – Season 4, Episode 15

Plot – Chandler meet his ex – girlfriend Janice.  He decides to keep distance with her before they again get into the relationship but as usual he didn’t get the courage to
say this directly to her. So he make excuse of getting transferred to Yemen.  Situation become worse when Janice decided not to leave him alone for a moment until he
board on the plane. Ross decided to play Rugby to impress his British girl friend Emily. He was brutally beaten by the players during the game. Emily felt bad for Ross
and told him about the weakness of the other players and Ross take revenge in the  second half.

Funny moments – When Chandler try to convince Janice for leaving him on Airport and get back to home but he failed and finally he had to take the plane to Yemen.
Ross calling him Red Ross(Angry Ross).

Favourite Dialogue

Chandler: What would you give to a kid if he wanted a ticket to play with?

Ticket Counter Attendant: Are you traveling with a child?

Chandler: No. All right, y’know what, she’s (Points to Janice) gonna think that I’m handing you a credit card, but what I’m really gonna do is hand you a library card.

Ticket Counter Attendant: Ah, sir a ticket to Yemen is $2,100 and we don’t take library cards.

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The One With All the Resolutions

Season – Season 5, Episode 11

Plot – Everyone decided to take some resolution on new year. Ross Challenged Chandler for taking resolution of not making fun of others. Rachael of not doing gossip.
Ross bought leather pants as a part of his resolution and wearing the same he went to his girl friend place. Joey learns guitar from Phoebe.
Rachael find out about Monica and Chandler’s relationship.

Funny Moments – Chandler controls his habbit of making fun when he saw Ross’s leather pants. When Ross got stuck in pants and took advice from Joey. He suggested some
weird way to put the pants but all gets failed. Monica clicking the photos all the time.

Favourite Dialogue

Joey: You don’t know!

Rachel: All right, how about I go over there and I will walk into Chandler’s bedroom and I will see that thing that I think that I know is actually the thing that
I think that I know!’

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The One With Chandler In a Box

Season – Season 4, Episode 8

Plot – Chandler trying to apologize Joey but he is very upset with Chandler and decided to search new flat. Chandler can do anything to convince Joey to stay and
forgive him for kissing his girlfriend, Joey ask him to stay in a box for six hours then he will think about forgiving him. Chandler didn’t take the punishment
seriously and keep passing comments from inside the box.  Joey criticize him for this act, after this Chandler remain silent even when Kathy came to broke off him he
didn’t speak a word. Joey melts seeing that he is more important to Chandler than Kathy.
Monica get injury in the eye but she refused to go as his ex bf is her eye doctor. She convinced to go when she get to know that Richard is out of town. Richard’s
son treated her eye and she called him at home for date.

Funny Moments – Chandler commentary while inside the box. Everyone reaction on Monica and Richard’s son relation.

Favourite Dialogue

Chandler: The meaning of the box is three fold. One (holds a finger up through the air hole), it gives me the time to think about what I did. Two (holds up another
finger), it proves how much I care about my friendship with Joey. And three (holds up a third finger), it hurts!

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Knowledge is the key to Success

There is a joke circulating these days on whatsapp about engineering college teachers and students

An announcement was made in a plane full of engineering faculty

“You will feel proud to hear that this plane is created by your students.”

After listening to the announcement all the teachers got scared and get down from the plane except the Principal of the college.

Teachers to the Principal – “You have that much confidence in your students.”

Principal – “I am confident about my students abilities, this plane will not start. So don’t worry nothing will happen.”

This is how our education system is working. Lecturership/ Teachership is not a dream job. Sometimes, I saw people who didn’t get any job will become a teacher.

On this subject I want to share one incidence, my neighbour requested me to teach her daughter. She was 7 years old at that time and studying in 2nd standard. I gave her tuition for a month then I came to know, she was also taking tuition from her class teacher. I had a chat with her mother :

Me – “Why she is taking tuition from two teachers? If you don’t like the way of my teaching  please tell me, I will stop taking her tuition.”

Her Mother – “Actually, she(other teacher) is her school teacher. You are clearing her basics, but she can help her to get more numbers.”

I was shocked by her answer.

Me – Please don’t do this to her. In this way she will get puzzled and also didn’t time for the self study or playing. I don’t want to continue the tuition.

I never did this for money , I want my student to learn something. This incidence disappointed me and I have decided not to take any more tuitions. You can’t change
anyone mentality if parents himself want their child to be part of rat race nothing can be done. They don’t have time to see what children are learning, only they are concerned about marks/grades. Only memorizing the words and vomiting the same on question paper will not increase the knowledge.

I can’t force the govt. to change the education system, but parents can change their way of thinking. If they encourage their child to understand the subjects rather than just memorizing it. Today we are getting the help of internet with which nothing is impossible, on any subject you tube video is available. If teachers are not good in school you can help your child in the following way :

-> Share in depth knowledge with them regarding the subject which is required at initial stage.
-> Give them the habit of self study,
-> Built the habit of asking “why” to themselves.
-> Let them understand the things through pictorial description or can search video from internet.

I am sure this will help in some way because this strategy is working in my career and if it is not working then we have always last option to blame the education
system anyway 😉

This post is written for Indispire topic Education System  (which is suggested by me)

Pran’s World Of Comics

By this post I want to  rejuvenate childhood memories and also want to give tribute to Indian cartoonist Pran. Do you still remember below character from Pran’s comics collection?

Chacha Chaudhary“Chacha Chaudhary ka dimag computer se bhi tez chalta hai”. This is the perfect introduction of this character. This guy has a solution of all the problems. Even police consults with him for solving there problems. As a child, I want to be like him, simple living high thinking. Chachaji never lock his house while leaving home as nobody dares to steal anything from his place. He always accompanied with Sabu. Sabu belongs to the Jupiter, he is tall and has powerful muscles with which he breaks the teeth of enemies.“Sabu ko jab gussa aata hai to kahi jwalamukhi phatata hai.” He loves food made by Chachiji.

Billoo – Billoo is school going teenager, he is a bit mischievous. He has a pet moti. Other characters of this series is Jozi, Jozi’s dad colonel who don’t like Billoo. Bajrangi, his friend Monu. Billoo has long hair which covered his eyes. He is very clever which help him come out from troubled situations.

 

Pinki – Who can forget Pinki and her squirrel kutkut? She is five year old. First time I have seen a squirrel as a pet. She unknowingly gives trouble to her neighbor Jhapatji, he called her “Musibat”. Other characters are Bhiku and Champu.

Raman – Raman represents common middle class man. Even few magazines includes this cartoon column. Others characters of this comic series are (his friends) MogaSingh, Khalifa, wife Kamali, Bald Boss. Raman biggest problem is his Boss whom he always tried to impress but failed everytime.

Shrimatiji – Main character of this comic series is Sheela. This character is very popular because it is included in Magazine Sarita. Sheela is a middle class housewife.

Please do tell me who is your favourite one 🙂

Women Who Inspired me

All the ladies reading this post, wishing you Happy Women’s Day. This is the only day when others realize there is something like womanhood exists, on others day
nobody cares. But some of us continue with the struggles and live life on our conditions. Society not only gives respect to such women but also their life become
inspiration for others. I want to share list of women who inspires me to become a good human being, give courage to stick my goal.

1. My Mother – My mother will be always top on this list. I have already shared my views in post Happy Mother’s Day !!!!
2. Kiran Bedi – I remember one interview of her that I have watched in my childhood. Most of the things I forget about that interview except one line “I have not wasted a single moment of my student life.” She shared some incidences like while going for tennis matches she used to do her studies during train journey etc.I think she is leading a meaningful life which inspires me a lot.

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3. Mary Kom – I admire this lady for not only pursuing her dream but not to left it after marriage. It is not easy to career like boxing in our country and it becomes more harder to comeback after marriage with all the responsibilities. She inspires me for my second innings 🙂

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4. Neerja Bhanot (AC) – It really great that Indian director and producer has started movies based on biopic. First time I heard about Neerja when the movie based on her started making. After watching this movie I was speechless. Yes.. its real.. I was convincing myself. She was the unusual combination of beauty, brain and courage. She is the inspiration for all Indians.

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5.Smriti Irani – From a waitress to HRD minister, not an easy task. A person who rises from the ground knows the value of life and things that controls life which is visible on her face and speech.

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6. Vidya Balan –  I heard in her interview that before getting success, producers from south don’t take her on film as they believe that she was a “Panoti”(Jinx) because of this she was thrown out from 25 films then she moved to Bollywood and keep following her dream and finally got success.

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Passion – Feeling which keeps you Alive

Well, passion is really a big word. Sometimes, we don’t understand the difference between hobby and passion.Passion involves interest, love and a bit of madness. It gives us tranquility.We never get tired while doing things for which we are passionate about.If you are passionate about something you would try to connect with it in any way. But sometimes circumstances don’t allow us to do this also.
Reading is my passion which is not lost completely, but I do not get much time to pursue it. I reached in different world while reading my favourite books.It helps me to forget my problems. Reading also give chance to learn few new things so I believe in saying that “Books are our best friend”.