I have always seen corporates running here and there boarding the local train on time… Reaching office on time… Catching the same bus on time…. And usually complaining if any of these things gets delayed or if they are an hour or to say minutes late saying “Arey bhai jaldi karo bahut kaam hain…. Arey bhai mereko office jaldi jaana hain bahut kaam hain”. Well we all know in Mumbai almost crores of rupees can be earned in a minute and lakhs of rupees can be deducted from the bank account… But what i do not understand is this even if one minute they are late they start cribbing about getting late and going into loss because of that delay of a minute… I being working in a media house personally don’t feel that if you waste or come late by a minute you it’s a big deal…. I mean in my office building the electricity had gone off for more than 12 hours because the generator had some problem but trust me we did not loose on anything and the work which we were suppose to do that day got postponed to other day… And nor did we loose anything… But in that span of time when electricity had gone in our building, i saw man corporates running here and there just like rats do and shouting at the watchman saying just the same thing ” Mera Dhanda bet jayega”… I have seen office going people log on to FB and doing all the possible time pass they could have ever imagined… So corporates what is it that you guys crib for? Your T.P. or serious work? I seriously sometimes fail to understand these Rats…


Being Indian.

Well we talk alot on T.V. on Radio other possible Communications where we can reach the masses that we should be proud to be an Indian, we Indians rock so on and so forth. But i want to relate this to our system now. Talking everyone does, executing is the real challenge. I am talking about Indian Passport System. I wanted to issue a new passport and so my friend told me to go on the Indian Passport Website and check for the details there. I did that, its’s just simple to fill in details in the form, that’s not the issue. The issue is, in the form there is a question ” Are you Indian by Birth/Citizenship”, i filled in i am an Indian by birth as i was born in India and also my birth certificate has registered me in India only so it is obvious for me to fill the option by birth in the form. But this is applicable only on the form just to increase the question and not knowing the worth of the question. I had my Birth Certificate, P.A.N Card, Driving License, School Leaving Certificate,  My university certificate and all possible details which proves that i am a Citizen of Indian, I am Himanshu Parmekar, I stay at my given adress which is permenant and mind you all the above document which i mentioned is issued to me by Government. But but but my friends hold on inspite of me showing them these documents they still ask me for my Ration Card which i have but its of the older address. I mean i have showed you all my legal Government Documents and still you ask me if for my Ration Card. I mean even in Ration Card what they want is my name on the Ration Card and the address proof but dude that is already there on my driving license which is issued by the Government. But yet they cry crib for the Ration Card so i asked them for another alternative they said get the electricity bill and telephone bill of April 2009 and 2010. I mean April 2010 is fine but April 2009 who is going to keep such an old bill. But still they insist me on doing so otherwise they won’t issue me the Passport.

Frustration is what is in my mind now but i cannot help it, because it’s the Indian system after all and nothing can be done about it. I may have to issue a new Ration Card which is of no use in today’s Mumbai or i have to open my closet scatter all the files as if it is some Chartered Accountant’s office and search for the Telephone and Electricity Bills of 2009.

So the moral of the story is you can never be an Indian by birth (which is mentioned on your Birth Certificate), You have to be an Indian by Registered Books. So why are we calling us “Born Indian”

IPL Total Indian Madness

Well we all by now know that IPL is the new greatest Indian Madness. The best part is we all know about the madness what happens on T.V. Sachin hitting six, Gilchrist hitting six, Bowlers taking 4 wickets in a row, It’s totally crazy on T.V. But the fun part is when you actually go on the stadium and watch the entire match with the crowd going crazy. Yes that’s what i did for a match against Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians in D.Y Patil stadium in Nerul. I was working as a volunteer at the stadium but as a volunteer i did not have much work so what i did was i watched the whole match with the crowd jumping, singing, dancing, roaring,fighting …well in small words actually going crazy behind this beautiful game called cricket. I was at the back seat and it was absolute fun. I mean i cannot describe words to actually describe the feeling and the intensity i should say. For that i request all of my friends to actually go and see the match in the stadium and feel cricket not just see it. On T.V. trust me guys the fun and excitement is nothing, nothing compared to the stadium madness, and all thanks to IPL that it got madness in us(Indians). I am proud to say that IPL is the new Total Indian Madness.

Made in India

I was just seeing the beautiful captain’s arm bands, the shorts, jerseys of various sport. I usually have a habit of looking where the commodity is made from, because the prices of these brands are huge. But the best part comes not all these commodity are not made from China ad not Indonesia or Pakistan these commodity are made in India, could you believe it i mean the commodity which is made in India for like 200 or something and these commodities are sold to Indian only for like 1000 I.N.R or something. I mean we make the commodities for various brands and then we only have to pay higher price for these commodities. It’s like using our cotton, thread, and various other raw materials and charging us extra. What i mean is simple open a shop or something where we can buy these commodities as in whatever is made in India at a slightly higher price than the price what we get in a proper outlet or a retail shop. I am not saying do not make any profit or anything, without profit business is nothing but at least don’t keep your prices of such commodities so high that we end up saving nothing.

What are we exactly SAVING!!!

Recent campaigns of Save water and Save tigers, Save trees is very much applicable and a superb initiative taken by all the various corporate houses. But what irks me is if these guys are taking an initiative be it business minded or whatever we as a responsible citizen of nature not even city, country i am talking about nature cannot take an initiative. Let me explain you, i went to the temple today i saw huge chunk of crowd with 1litre of milk in their hand each and dozens of food. And you know for what to offer ‘the almighty’. Obviously they have their reason’s but what my point is if you are putting so much of milk on statues and then draining it to the waste. I mean it’s simple why can’ you just put half a glass of milk if you have promised something to God that is. Why are you wasting so much of milk. There are many people who are dying of starvation. I know for the fact that at least God does not want people to die of starvation. Forget that talking about the fruits and sweets, etc good that you are offering to God all this but to be practical is God really eating those fruits is he really peeling off the banana and eating the answer is ‘NO’ then why do you guys get the fruits in the temple and just keep it near God’s feet let it rotten and then the temple administration throws it in the garbage. Is there no shortage of Food in this country? Are people not Hungry? Are people not dying of hunger? Are people not getting their daily nutrition for their survival? I am sure God doesn’t want this too. Also this and the whole Government campaign of Save Water are they taking it seriously.  In temples there are taps from which people fill in glasses, ‘LOTTA’ is what we call it in India i mean 1 of these Lotta is approximately more than half a glass but imagine if around 100 people visit a temple everyday how many water is wasted in a day. This water is been offered to God by just spilling the water on God’s statue’s and again the water goes in the drain. What is it? Are we not aware that there is shortage of water in Mumbai i am not talking about India. Places in Mumbai still face shortage of water. India i don’t want to think about it because there are solid serious problems there.

Come on guys open your eyes at least now. I am not saying offering to God is bad or do not offer. If you have promised something please fulfill it but instead of promising 1litre of milk you can promise 1 glass of milk or half a glass of milk, instead of putting the whole ‘lotta’ of water you can offer small glass of water around 200ml. Instead of offering fruits and sweets and etc you can just keep in front of God for 2mins or so and then again take back and give it to the beggars or your family members etc. Is Saving Money only everything in life? Just think about it and ask this question to yourself What are we exactly Saving?

Note :- This incident i am talking about a temple near my area, imagine if you take whole of Mumbai and India how much of it is wasted!!!

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