2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 28 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

In 2016, I Aspire to…….

  1. Be a person who has the quality to forgive and forget the inappropriate behaviour of others. Someone who believes in equanimity, takes life as it comes and neither gets perturbed over issues small or big , nor gets excited over momentary gains. A balanced disposition who does not feels jealous of other’s success…

Lost and Found my IPhone.

Other day when I returned from my morning walk, I realised that I had misplaced my iPhone. I usually carry it with me while going for a morning walk. Perhaps, I forgot to carry it that day and it could be still lying somewhere in the house. So I adopted a familiar technique to find…

Punjabi Song “Challa”, Origin and Nuisances.

“Challa” is a very popular folk song of Punjab, originated centuries ago in united India. It was famous in West Punjab and parts of Gujarat ( now in Pakistan). It is said that Challa was the name of a boatman’s son who got drowned in the river as his boat capsized during a storm and the…

Incredible India, Pics – Central India & Rajasthan.

Some nice photographs from M.P and Rajasthan (India), from my collections. A Night shot of a  Colonial Bungalow of 1920 Vintage at Mhow (M.P), India     A Baniyan Tree at Barcha, (M.P)   A Typical Desert Village in Rajasthan.   Lake Temples at Jaisalmer   Have a Good Day. Guchi.

Watch these Words, “Don’t Worry, it will be done!”

Don’t Worry, It will be done! These are very comforting words full of positivity, but must not be taken at their face value; this is what I learnt the hard way during my long Army career. Not to sound a pessimist, but any one who utters these words instantaneously needs to be watched till the…

Incredible India, Pics – Sikkim.

Some very interesting photographs dug out from my old collection. Teesta River, Sikkim India. Kangchenjunga as viewed from from Sikkim.   Majestic Himalayan Range   From a Cactus Park Orchids Rumtek Monastery Gangtok, Sikkim, India. Have a Good Day, Guchi.

Seeking Peace and Tranquality in Life.

Many of us are disturbed in life from external and internal issues. There are inter and intra-personal conflicts, ego matches, real or perceived injustices, adjustment issues and so on which lead to frustration and disturbance. Some people give vent to their feelings and let their frustrations escape, where as others keep it within themselves which…

A Pilgrimage; Faith and Small joys of life.

Last week we undertook a Pilgrimage to  religious places in deference to my wife’s wish to visit Shani and Sai Baba Temple both located in Maharashtra state of India. Since the distance involved from our house at Chandigarh was about 2000 Kms, we decided to travel by air up to Pune and there after by…

What is there in a Name?

Some names sound funny where as meaning of some names is very funny and at times one forms an entirely different perception of a person after hearing his name but on meeting him the reality may be entirely the opposite. I had been in the Army for a long time and came across some very…