Happy Diwali

A very happy and prosperous deepawali to everyone, many of us have managed to avoid crakers though there were lots of them out there but atleast we have taken our first step towards caring for our environment.

I bribed my kids with some extra toys and sweets and they happily agreed to go this diwali without crackers. And good thing is this time they are happily playing all around but everytime they get serious throat infection during Diwali .

So I prefer to see my kids happy over those unnecessary crackers.

Aj hawa me zeher kuch kam to hai, kilkariyo se bhara fir bhi angan to hai … Kya rakha hai kambakht zehrile ujalo me, diyo se bhi ghar roshan to hai…

Pathako ka dhuan nahi, fulo ki khushbu to hai …rangoli k rang hai, tyohar ka mausam to hai…

शून्य

शून्य से ही जग बने, शून्य पर ही सब खत्म, शून्य से ही मैं और तुम, शून्य से ही है जिवन।

शून्य से ही तू बढ़े, शून्य से ही तू चला, आकर रुकेगा शून्य पर ही, चक्र ये निरंतर चला।

लगे कभी तूझे कि सामने है अंत खड़ा, याद रखना प्रारंभ की है यही विशेषता, अंत है आरंभ भी, हर आरंभ का है अंत लिखा।

शून्य पर है तू खड़ा और शून्य पर है तू चला, शून्य भी तब तक चलेगा, जब तलक है तू चला।

विचित्र है पर सत्य है , शून्य यह अद्भुत बड़ा, ना कोई भी नोंक इस में, सादगी से है भरा ।

सब कहीं ना कहीं जाकर रुके, शून्य ये निरंतर चला, और शून्य बस चलता रहा।

Ride with a Rascal… GADI TERA BHAI CHALAEGA

Now that is the line we say or get to listen when we get drunk with friends, but this time in my case it was different.

He was not my friend infact he was a stranger and he was drunk.

I was working in Delhi and was returning from my Kirti Nagar office.

I was walking to Kirti Nagar metro station when this guy passed by my side on his bike and fell on the road about 20meters ahead of me.

I rushed to pick him up, he was lying on the road but he was not hurt anywhere, I asked him if he’s ok, he nodded, I picked his bike and then helped him to get up and that’s when I realised he was drunk.

It was 9:00 PM and I asked if I can drop you anywhere as he was not looking in the condition to ride on his own.

Rascal Said : Tune bhai ki jaan bachai hai bhai terko chodega.

I said: Ok , let me ride the bike.

Rascal: “Gadi tera bhai chalega”.

Me : Bhai ko police utha k le jayegi, samjha kar let me ride.

Rascal: Abe tera bhai Army me hai, ye dekh and he gave me his Army ID card.

I realised, he is not going to listen so I said chal bhai tu nikal mera metro station samne hi hai. I’ll manage.

Rascal: Tune bhai ki jaan bachai hai , bhai terko ghar tak chod k ayega , kahan chodna hai bata tu bas.

Me: It’s too far, let it be I will manage .

Rascal : Tu bata bas bola na, kahan jana hai bata…

Me: Laxmi Nagar, But I will come only if you let me ride the bike.

Rascal somehow agreed after sometime. And we headed to Laxmi Nagar, but just after few Kilometres he started shouting , ” Abe kya bailgadi chala raha hai” Gadi rok, Gadi rok! And again I had to stop.

He forced me to sit on the backseat, and now he was riding. He was drunk, he was not wearing a helmet, forget about him I was not wearing a helmet and he was riding at 100+ speed.

Gadi bhai ne chalai, aur meri jaan mere muh tak aake ruki thi. I never wanted to die like this. And he was riding like he’s the Yamraj and we are just ready to enter the clouds…

Again , after few Kilometres I started shouting . Stop, Stop,Stop!

Rascal : Bhai Laxmi Nagar to dur hai.

Me: Nahi Bhai yahan bech me mujhe thoda kam hai, wo karke main chala jaunga… You enjoy your Flight!!!

I ran to nearby metro station and our bhai in typical Delhi wali feeling said: Bhai agar koi bhi kaam ho puri Delhi me to bas tu phone laga dena bhai pahuch jayega…

I kept running without taking his phone number and without even asking his name…

Mahagenco Worklessness

Though I loved working at Mahagenco. But from last few years plant is almost on barring, even if it’s started it’s not for a long time.

When you suddenly go workless, initially you might feel relieved or stress-free but as the time passes that Worklessness starts to kill you. It starts to build more and more stress and might fill you with negativity and depression. That’s what happened in this lockdown.

A wise man once said if you want to feel fresh for a few minutes, listen to a good song. If you want to be stress-free for a couple of days, go on a vacation. But if you always want to be happy and stress-free love your work. So true. I am not very sure who said that but I saw this with RATAN TATA’S picture. The man I always admired.

Just sitting with no work could be the biggest curse for some people, especially who loves their work.

Our power sector is going threw this crisis. There can be many reasons for that like environmental conditions, political issues, the efficiency of plants, etc. Also, our old Koradi 210MW plants are very old and might not fit into new environmental and efficiency norms. In such a situation lucky are those who are in working plants.

Positive side

I believe, you grow mostly much better in your hard times. So let the problems turn into possibilities, let us make most out of our hardest time.

Empty Mind gives place to thousand notorious and unwanted thoughts but it also makes space for creativity and innovation. So let us learn to control our minds rather than getting controlled by it. Let us make most of our time.

And it’s not just the case of Mahagenco. Corona has made the situation even worst of many others. So let us find out a ray of hope in the dark.

You might not know what surprises life has kept for you until you open the box. Once a servant might turn a business owner or artist. Or you might become a traveller, a photographer, anything you want.

So pull yourself out of this negativity, fill up your brains and thoughts with Positivity. It’s the first step towards any journey...

AdSense Approval

Google Adsense approval

Yes, I got my Google AdSense approval today after almost 6 months. I am not pro at this I got it for the first time and this is the first website I build. I am just sharing my experience which may help newcomers to get the approval.

Beginning:

So, I started with lovelaughlivezindagi.in in mid of May and it just my love for writing which encouraged me to make a website.

I researched a bit as I had no idea what WordPress is. I found GoDaddy quite simple as compared to other hosting providers and called there customer service centre, they explained everything very nicely, I could get 50 % of it in my head and decided to go ahead.

There were lots of offers out there, like 99/month with domain and all hosting support, I selected that one and started with the basic WordPress site. Go Daddy told me that I can manage the site with the help of plugins as I had no idea about coding and I still don’t have any clue about coding thing.

After my website started, I just kept writing about my college days and lots of other memories. But after 4-5 posts and some research, I found its possible to get Google AdSense approval and i checked some videos on youtube, it told me at least 20-25 posts least at least. And I kept writing.

Some pages like contact me, disclaimer, about me were needed so I made them and then applied for Adsense. But, rejected due to no or very less content reason.

Keep trying:

After I reached 30-40 posts I reapplied for the approval but reason was something I could not understand. I am not fulfilling there policy. I read their policy but could not get the reason for rejection, Google does not give you the specific reason directly you have to keep trying. So kept trying and kept writing and kept improving my website.

There were many great plugins there to help me out. I liked Elementor and jetpack most, it helped to make a good website easily without any coding knowledge. But one day suddenly Elementor crashed in some update. All the pages which I made using Elementor were changed to the basic form.

I never used Elementor again as I thought there is no point using a plugin which doubles my work after it crashes and I had no idea how to restore.

Again I kept writing, kept improving, kept researching and kept applying for Adsense. Google mentioned they don’t need SSL certificates so I didn’t go after it, I don’t have an SSL certificate.

Instead I kept looking at the sites which newly got Google AdSense Approval. One thing I noticed was the home page of all the websites was leading you to various other links and pages and it contains lots of things and posts.

Whereas, on my homepage just had various categories and it was not that great.

And suddenly one day my jetpack also crashed, not just crashed it led my website to crash as well. It was the best plugin as it helped me to use my website as a mobile app. Also, it was very convenient and easy to use WordPress with a jetpack.

But, I didn’t want these crashing plugins, Go Daddy team helped me to recover my website and then I deleted Jetpack I leaned to manage without it.

I improved my homepage again, Post Grid plugin helped me to do that. And I again applied for Google AdSense Approval with around 75 posts on my website.

After almost 15-20 failed attempts, they approved my website. I got my Google AdSense Approval just before completing 6 months of website age.

So this was all I experienced while getting the approval and I am still very new to this and yet to learn a lot about WordPress and Website, SEO, etc etc, I don’t even know many technical terms.

In short :

But to summarise I can tell you You need unique content, you don’t need an SSL certificate, I think home page plays an important role, also make all the necessary pages like a disclaimer, contact, about me, copyright message, etc, and you have to keep trying and be patient...

Royal Enfield and JAWA

I never got confused so much in my life. But these two motorbikes i.e Royal Enfield and JAWA, both are good in their own way but then something happened which led me to take the decision finally.

Research

I did my research online and compared two bikes Royal Enfield and JAWA, I have never ridden any of those. So, after the comparison I decided to go for Jawa trial instead of Royal Enfield first.

Jawa

After I took the trial ride of Jawa Classic I was very much impressed by it’s refined engine, smoothness and looks. My decision was made and I was going to buy Jawa Classic.

Royal Enfield Bullet classic 350

As I was about to buy Jawa and was about 99 percent sure that I am going for this, but still I thought of not taking that 1 percent chance and decide to ride Bullet once, luckily my neighbour had bullet classic and I asked him for his bike and went for a trial ride .

It was an entirely different feeling, I was not a bike enthusiast up till now, but that one ride changed all my thoughts for biking. You just fell in love with this bike.

Confusion

You know Jawa is better than Royal Enfield Classic 350 in every aspect but still, you fell in love with Royal Enfield.

Jawa has refined Engine Royal Enfield roars, Jawa gives you a smoother ride Royal Enfield has vibrations, Jawa has a clean and sophisticated design but Royal Enfield we all know.

I don’t call it confusion it’s a fight between your mind and heart, your mind knows everything based on its calculation but your heart has no brains, it just loves.

Like I always do and so far never regretted my decision. I decided to go with my heart…

So the bullet is booked! Waiting for it to come in my hands very soon…

Thanks to my wife for this lovely gift…❤

Happy Daughter’s Day

Har ghar ki jaan hai beti, humesha khile wo muskaan hai beti , maa ke dil ka tukda aur baba ki jaan hai beti…

Rang bhare har angan me jo , khayal rakhe har kisi ka, uske bina sab suna hai , ghar ki hi pehchan hai beti…

Ronak bhi wo , Khushi bhi wo , bhai ki pehli dost bhi wo hai , maa ki akhari saheli bhi wo…

Jo jaye ghar se sab suna kar de , har lamha yaadon se bhar de ,Kisi anjane ghar me ja k , fir ek baar sab roshan kar de…

Isliye to vardaan hai beti , har ghar ka sammaan hai beti…

Happy Daughter’s Day

Where is the Party ???

Everyone likes to party, it is said to relieve your stress.

But, is it same for everyone?

How would you describe a party? Just having some drinks is the party? Most of the time this is the case. Having non-veg on the table along with drinks, even better if accompanied with good music and ambience. This is the definition of the party for most people.

But what if you are not enjoying the situation, or if someone is non-drinker that means he can’t party Or Food is the party for him.

Exploring is Partying.

For me doing the same thing, again and again, cannot be enjoyable. Just drinking enough and having lots of food cannot be a party for me. I even get comments that I have changed, I don’t party anymore or I have become boring or I am turning spiritual.Lols!!! Some says on my face some behind my back. Well, I don’t care and that’s not my point actually.

For me partying is exploring, it can be anything. I enjoyed what we called traditional partying but now I don’t enjoy it I find it boring and I had enough of it in four years of my college life and even after that.

Working at Various companies was partying for me, and here at Mahagenco it was thrilling, I loved it but again when you have lots of it, you need change. I am again on for exploring something new. Writing is one of those things for me now.

Family time is Partying.

Yes, I enjoy it the most. I have spent a beautiful time in school, in the hostel, and even at my workplace with my friends but what I explored new was family time, Cooking with my wife and kids, fighting and playing with them, telling stories to kids or listening there stories it’s a marvellous thing and this is partying for me.

Travelling with my family, Spending a week at a mesmerising location with them doing nothing would be the best party for me for now and I am dying for it and waiting for this pandemic to end.

Dreaming is Partying.

I love to dream a lot, I make plans in my mind, I think of lot many things at the same time, I search for lots of the things to do and being in that thought is also partying for me. One thing I am sure I can’t live a monotonous life.

Spending time with friends is always a power booster but definition of partying can be different for all.

What do you say? And what’s your way of partying? I am always open if you could give me some new ideas about partying?

Jai Hind

brown and green grass field during sunset
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It’s not a political post, and I never want to write one. Just want to express my feelings on whats going on in the country.

It’s a tough time for all of us, we are surrounded by a lot of problems like our economy is crashing down, people are losing jobs and people are struggling for food in their plate but at the same time some people are showing their anger on media, news channels that they are showing news which is not really connected with the current situation but I don’t understand one thing why are the news channel getting TRP is it if the news is not relevant enough to show the current situation of the country.

We are the one who demands such news, we are the reason behind their TRP. We prefer Biryani over dal chawal, it’s we who want to see Sushant, Disha, Kangna’s news. Otherwise, Doordarshan would have been the best news channel of all but the case is entirely different nobody watches Doordarshan.

The one who is really affected by this pandemic situation and this economy drop is not really talking about all these things he is still struggling for his food and job. And those who are watching such channels just want entertainment.

But, there is another side of the coin, people in our country are fed up with the law and order, they don’t want the over-privileged to used the law as per their convenience, they just want to see justice being served for all in the same manner.

In current situation victim and accused both are over-privileged, the one who committed the crime and the one on whom the crime was committed they both are high profile people. Lots of politics are involved in it. So the common man is enjoying. Cricket and politics have always been the most entertaining topics in our country.

And somehow I think it is good that people have created pressure on the government, media is creating pressure. We can expect something good, we can expect the youth of the country should understand whom should they follow and what should they do to fulfil their dreams. There are a lot of great things happening, at least we are now thinking to become Atmanirbhar, we are boycotting China’s product and we are making our own products. This may take some time but it will surely help us to recover from our economic crises and to generate more employment and Everything starts from a small thought.

But we should not forget that there are people who are actually suffering, who are directly affected by this pandemic either they lost their jobs or they are infected with coronavirus and not getting proper medical facilities. There are lots of people who need help in one way or another and it’s our duty to help such people.

There are people who are filling their pockets in this situation but also there are people who are helping and working selflessly for humanity.

Economic Crisis is seen everywhere in the world, it was expected because of the pandemic but now it’s up to us how we deal with the current situation.

I am sure we will surely come out of this crisis and will lead the world to make it a better place.

Jai hind!!!

Happy Engineers Day !

एक छोटी सी पहल…

हम सब ने गणेश चतुर्थी बड़े ही जोश से मनाई, बड़े ही उत्साह से हमने भगवान श्री गणेश का विसर्जन किया। इस साल कोरोना के कारण अधिकतर लोगों ने विसर्जन घर पर ही किया। गणेश चतुर्थी के दौरान हम सभी के घरों में एक हर्ष का वातावरण था।

2 सितंबर 2020 को हमने गणेश जी का विसर्जन किया और उन्हें विदा किया। और इस बार घर पर विसर्जन करने के बाद एक बात ध्यान देने वाली थी की गणेश जी की मूर्ति आज 13 सितंबर को भी पूरी तरह विसर्जित नहीं हो पाई है जबकि मैंने माटी के गणेश लिए थे और विसर्जन करते ही वह पूरी तरह पानी में चले गए थे ना की पीओपी की मूर्ति की तरह ऊपर तैयार कर आए थे इसके बाद भी 11 दिन बाद में विसर्जित नहीं हो पाए हैं।

तो आज तक हम अपनी नदियों के साथ क्या कर रहे थे , पर वहां तो न जाने कितनी पीओपी की मूर्तियां भी आती होंगी, इससे ना सिर्फ नदी , तालाबों का पानी गंदा होता है बल्कि उस में पाए जाने वाले जीव जंतु भी मारे जाते हैं।

मैं जानता हूं बहुत से लोगों का एक भावनात्मक पहलू रहता है, कि गणेश जी का विसर्जन नदी या तालाबों में ही हो शायद वह और उनके टूटे हुए मूर्ति हो देखना नहीं चाहते पर इस सबके साथ आपने तालाबों के साथ नदियों के साथ और कहीं ना कहीं खुद अपने साथ ही न्याय नहीं कर पा रहे हैं। बेशक गणेश जी का विशेष आदर है हम सबके मन में लेकिन जिन नदियों को जिन तालाबों को हम गंदा करते आ रहे हैं वह भी देवी देवताओं का ही रूप है और शायद मुझे बताने की जरूरत भी नहीं है कि किस तरह से तालाबों को नदियों को भारत में पूजा जाता है।

और यह सब करके हम पर्यावरण को खराब नहीं कर रहे हैं बल्कि अपनी मौत को दावत दे रहे हैं , हम में इतनी काबिलियत नहीं है कि हम पर्यावरण को खराब कर सकें यह बात कोरोना ने बहुत ही अच्छी तरह से पूरे दुनिया को समझा दिया है। पर्यावरण जब चाहे जैसे जाए हमें खत्म कर सकता है और कुछ भी समय नहीं लगेगा उसे यह करने में।

इसी कारणवश इस साल से मैं तो संकल्प लेता हूं कि मेरे घर के गणेश जी आज के बाद नदी तालाबों में विसर्जित नहीं होंगे बल्कि मेरे ही घर में रहेंगे हमेशा हमेशा के लिए।