Indian wedding : What is like to be a Father and Daughter

It is my father who taught me to value myself. He made me realize that I am uncommonly beautiful and most precious thing in his life.

 

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Neemrana fort : Sightseeing

People around delhi/ NCR, if planning for a short weekend trip, definitely include option of NEEMRANA fort. It is an ancient historical town in Alwar district of Rajasthan, India, situated at around 122 km from Delhi.

This time we also planned last extended weekend with friends, trip to Neemrana. Let me share the experience, if it could help someone !!

Hotels around : Though you can get ample of options for hotels and resorts in Alwar or NH8 highway. But if you are not concerned for budget, it is advisable to stay in Neemrana palace only. As you can feel that heritage and enjoy the surroundings of hills with beautiful scenery.

As ours was a group budgeted trip so, we stayed at DAYS HOTEL, situated at RIICO Industrial Area, Shajahanpur. Rooms were in range of 2500-3000 rs per night with breakfast meal option. Neemrana fort is 7 km from here. But hotel was worth staying. Rooms were very neat and clean. Breakfast served was very good with so many dishes. Though ACs were not working in lobby area but it was manageable. “They must be saving enviornment.” 🙂

If you are wishing to book room there, book online. you can get huge discount through travel planning sites, also if you are having your own vehicle, it would be very comfortable. Public transport is a problem there.

SIGHTSEEING:

NEEMRANA FORT :  It is advisable to reach at there in morning only, as you need to take entry pass, which costs around 1900-2000 rs per person. It includes lunch.

But nothing so special inside to see, until you are not staying in palace. I don’t think paying 2k per person that is for lunch is worth.

BAWADI :  When you search it online, you would find beautiful pictures. Not very far from fort. But actually the place is been ruined. It was stinking badly inside. But if you are fond of photography, you will find scenic view surrounded with hills. Peaceful place to sit.

What fun we could have there finding some local people with goats and Golgappa thela (Panipuri vala).

 

Silisherh Lake :  Fantastic place which made our trip meaningful. Beautiful lake surrounded with hills. Entry ticket is 50 rs per person which included welcome soft drink at  silisherh lake palace. Though it was too hot when we reached, but for nature loving people it is a paradise.

Enjoy boat and scooter ride, rafting, scuba diving. You can also find alligators and crocodiles in and around lake. When we reached, scooter ride wasn’t available and scuba diving is not feasible, as base of lake is mud not sand, so reaching at bottom, water becomes hue. nothing is visible then.

 

Garbhaji  waterfall :  it is 7 km ahead from shiliserh lake. But if you want to enjoy the waterfall, need to climb around 65 stairs, not advisable go there alone. In summers, water is less in fall, and you can see snakes too inside. There is a small shop at base, which sells prasad. It’s kadi kachori is USP. Stones, hills, langoors and monkies are beautiful. Place worth visiting.

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More attractions are Bala Quila, Sariska tiger reserve, moosi maharani ki chhatri.

But we couldn’t cover all places as it was overnight trip. Dhabas on NH8 were awesome. Sitting there, taking view of Aravali hills and having tea was mind blowing.

 

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वो बहुत अमीर है

utyrदोस्त बड़े होते हैं सभी के!! पर उनमे से, सभी का एक दोस्त ऐसा होता है जो सबसे अमीर है, लेकिन कहीं बैठ कर, दोस्त यार अगर गपशप करते हुए चाय पी ले तो सौ रुपये का बिल देने के नाम पर नज़रे चुरा लेगा !! सबसे अच्छी बात यह है कि चाय में कमियाँ भी वही निकाल रहा होगा !! आपके हमारे ऐसे किसी दोस्त के लिए कुछ पंक्तियाँ !!

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हाँ, मैने सुना है,
बहुत बड़ा बंगला है उसका,
ताँता सा लगा रहता है नौकरों का दिन भर
और कई बड़ी गाड़ियाँ हैं उसके काफिले मे!!
सुना है पहनावे पर बहुत ध्यान देता है,
कीमत नहीं देखता लत्ते लेते हुए !!
सुबह की चाय भी पीता है
पाँच सितारा होटल में, “अकेले”
दफ़्तर में भी रुतबा है बड़ा, क्यूँ ना हो,
मासिक वेतन ही छह अंको में है उसकी!!
कई बार पुरस्कार भी मिला है
बड़ा सजग कुशल है, लबालब है बुद्धिमानि से!!
कितना महान है, घमंड अब भी नहीं करता, दोस्तों के साथ उठता बैठता है,
लोग कायल हैं उसके पेचीदेपन के, कहते हैं इसकी जेब से सिक्का भी नहीं निकलता !!
ज़रूरत ही क्यों हो,
सिक्कों की जगह कभी ज़ज्बात तो कभी रिश्ते भूना लेता है वो !!
ठीक है तुम कहते हो तो मान लेता हूँ
“वो बहुत अमीर है”

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दीप्ति

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What do you do?

He is a big name !! A News reporter, Anchor!! I have been following him for last 4-5 years on social media. I loved to read him on blogs, some pieces of his work took my mind away and seized me in his fan list !!

I was reading one write up, he has posted recently. I was so involved in lines, i was reading every word so intensely !! I heard a pop up sound and can you believe?? I get a message from other corner, shockingly my waves reached to !!

It wasn’t a common conversation, starting with Hi/ Hello. No wishes, no formalities. “Send me your phone no.” I didn’t take a second and wrote that !!

What do you do? He asked !!

I started typing and pressed backspace !! Wrote again and back space !! He was waiting for reply, kept holding patience. Before i could write something and he was offline !! 

He must be knowing that it is Biggest question for a wandering soul, which is trying to realize it’s existence. Else it would have utilized time given!!

He took my wive again, with no more question !! Night was playing finale, standing on periphery and my heart was drowned in tears, kept flowing like backspace…

Woke up in the morning and received a message !! “Always with you”.

What best we could have had in life, when we start talking with our senses, discussing mainstream encompassing auxiliary.

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Fringing a paramount  !

Deepti !!

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She is tired !!

All her life, She was taught to be responsible,

and she took it genuinely,

She kept fulfilling expectations and come up as best , whom you could admire.

She kept working hard, achieved a lot,

and became a human, not less than machine,

When she was switched on and off with places and faces,

you could take her as role model.

She was supposed to be brave and bold,

in order to save the generation for ages, as she is the custodian of civilization.

She read all of you, but what you have written for her?

Today she is sitting quiet, With all empty heart,

no grudges, no plans ,

with lost bravery, she wanted to clean the dust and stains from her life,

which shaded her image !!

Today she was diving in her soul,

She is tired today !!

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With love and respect

Deepti !!

 

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You are not one among them !!

One day, when you motivated yourself, took inspiration from many, Remembered all who can bless you and tried to believe on you. When you harvested your learnings, you have taken lessons till now, and planned your performance. It was first time when you were going to “hold the stage”. Only stage, No !! You were going to hold hundreds and thousands of minds and soon wanted to convert them in millions/ billions.

With all your spirit high, you were waiting for your turn back stage and found your hands slippery with sweat. Your attractive attire was all wet inside. Suddenly you hear your name announced and you face the world sitting in front. Some are hauling on chairs, some are pushing others, some of them are sitting quiet, to witness your magic, moreover they all are ready to hoot you.

You are nervous and start performing. They wanted to check your zest, your stamina to hold hard your voice. You find yourself in a well, that hall, echoing with your sound but your brain is almost lost in black hole of other’s expectations and critics, what you are going to face, once you get down from here.

Your hands are shaking and are not strong enough to hold the mike. You could clearly see, they are laughing at you. You try to take sympathy from friends, but they don’t know you any more. Whatever they do, but at last, when you leave the place, you find them clapping for you.

You think your time is over. You have completed the performance, but could not meet up the expectations.

You are depressed and don’t want to face people. You loose interest in any performance and all motivational stories seem worthless. You find this moment real, where you are weak, nervous and alone.

For all those, who have performed ever this way, with feeling, if their heart is pushed out of body breaking rib cage, remember, “At last that mob was clapping for you and You should feel proud and confident, that you were not among them, You were a performer, you were a warrior !!”.

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Deepti !!

Stay motivated and keep spirits high !!

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Dimensions of love !!

She was just woke up, and rushed towards kitchen. She was keeping an eye on watch and was chopping onions, so as to peruse her duty of making tasty food, as if she was strengthened food pillar of house.

Love from her life came and hugged her from back. What have you starting chopping these onions, See tears are coming in your eyes, as if you are crying. She was happy knowing, who has written her luck, blessed so much love in life. God is so kind and she turned facing love with much more affection.

Next moment, that same love, as if looking for suitable moment to break her heart, speaks one word, and make her heart cry for next years on years, ages on ages, till the last breath. Pain was going beyond her tolerance and it made all tears dried.

She was pretending to be normal, but her heart was dead. She used to sleep with no expectations, and wake up with no enthuse. She was neutral towards life and accepted every moment, whatever way it came to her !!

Now love was complaining, You are not bothered about me, means you don’t love me?? Love me??? She replied gently, you have taken me to different dimensions of love !! What i couldn’t even understand, what love is for you !!

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With love,

Deepti !!

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Choice!!

Today morning came with an awesome weather. I stood up for some time in balcony, then prepared food for two dependent on me. While searching for my Gym wear, i couldn’t find any, i forgot last night i threw them in washing machine, and they are still arrested !! Hardly i found an old black capree. I checked, if it is workable, wore that and went off.

A regular routine as before, i dropped my 4 year to school and headed towards my work place. Work place??  Yes 🙂 I am talking about Gym, here only i am getting utmost peace, relax and motivation, to stay healthy and fit. When entered i heard, WOW !! See outside, Weather is pleasant. Some one asked me for long drive, but we mothers, needed to catch up with school timings too, so planned to hangout and have ice cream !!

Our Trainer held the class, and we did fantastic workout !! Sweat was squeezed out and i was looking almost like swimmer, with all wet clothes. I called my friend and asked “You wish to exercise more”. No, she said. Lets go then and we started walking with motive. Outside we saw fresh fruit’s stall and purchased till our wallets allowed !!

Where to go next. Let’s drive to Ansal mall, she said !! I changed the gear and next moment we were in mall !! Parked car and entered the mall.  Visited so many stores, and i was laughing “I used to think who stupid comes so early in the morning to mall, whenever you come here, parking is full , today i have come to know!! ”

We kept laughing and wandering, laughing and laughing on silly things. People were staring us and we were not bothered !! Took ice creams as per agenda, clicked pics and finally collected the things shopped !!

Dropped my friend nearby her place and came back home. While changing clothes, What i noticed, A slit in lower !! OH GOD !! What the hell i was wandering here and there. What place was left i didn’t go. Even did i complete my work out with this only !! But things were out of my reach now, and i couldn’t help!! Why didn’t that time i find a trench and i would have gone inside !!

In life several times, it happens, where we need to make choices. Life gives you both the options and leaves up to you !! 

Now what, should i repent and curse for what happened, Which happened  unwillingly, Or should i stay happy, what i was, before noticing the slit !! Bold inside, said so what, it could happen with any one !! I called my friend and asked “Moti (Fatty) did you also notice that?? ” I narrated and she was like AWWWWWWWWWW!! I took out laptop and started writing about my choice to be happy !!

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Still laughing on that slit !!

Deepti !!

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What is it like to be an Indian father?

Though mothers take all credit from giving birth to pampering a kid, But here father plays a lead role silently, and sometime couldn’t even get nominated for award!!. Being a father is itself a glory, As a man you must have undergone with

  • When your wife conceived, it gave you a feeling of being complete !!
  • You felt most responsible, what you were never before, when you first hold your baby in hands.
  • Then you started planning to achieve dreams, to provide best out of best facilities to your kid.
  • When your husband – wife relation reached to next extent, enriched with more of emotions.

When i recall my childhood :

  • I was most pampered creature for my father !!
  • No single day was left, when he took me for a ride outside, when he didn’t play with me.
  • Most of my wardrobe was filled with clothes of his choice and tummy with every single bite fed by him.
  • He was one, who always used to put a black tika with kajal on my head, while going out (Only thing he was superstitious about ), as i was the only beauty in the world, for him.
  • And now, when i am a mother, I need to talk to my father at least twice a day. While i am considered most mature girl in family, but still become angry with him, when he couldn’t pick my phone, for what so ever reason and i fight with him.

    And what is like to be an INDIAN FATHER?

  • FAITH : A father always have faith in his upbringing, so firmly believes in, decisions taken by kids. His persuasion turns all wrong into right !!

  • It’s about breaking rules : When i went to pursue post graduation in a metro city and he came to drop me to Hostel. Knowing about the city, he was little insecure about my safety. He knew my boy friend (as i was supposed to keep no secret), whom he screened strictly. Coming from a background, where girls don’t go to school even, suggested me to go for a “Live in”
  • Sometimes you become ROWDY : Belonging to a place where wearing western clothes was a sin. Girl used to have a long Que of boys teasing her, if dressed with western clothes.

    Me : Oh thank you papa !! New jeans and goggle !! But i would not wear this !!

    papa : Why??

    Me : You don’t know those third class boys !!

    papa : You wear and go !! I am coming after you and will see who follows you?

  • Having coziest heart in hardest shellWe are staying in a hotel for last 10 days and today morning went for breakfast, as usual. My 4 year’s daughter doesn’t seem happy with serving and started wasting food. Father is getting angry and teaching her, not to waste food !! When she repeated smashing hands, he asked waiter to take the plate away and asked me not to feed anything to make her realize the value of food !!

    He left for office and i didn’t mind, not giving her food !! As soon he reached office, not more than 15 min. I got a phone call stating : Hey, she must be hungry.Ask waiter to make something of her choice and do let me know when prepared. I will come to feed her.

    More i write, more i feel like to write and i will keep on writing !!

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Deepti !!

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Is it fine for parents to scold their children over small things?

Every thing is fine, when in control and balanced, keeping fact in mind, every one has set different parameters and boundaries for that.
We as per human tendency, start ignoring or overhear things, not sweet enough for our ears. So when kids also get those sour lectures and face our anger very often, start ignoring parents.
Meanwhile, we could loose that communication bridge also, what is intensely required for the relationship.
Definitely kids sometimes become so notorious, but as parent we need to check, it should not harm them. I totally agree that before water goes beyond your nose, you need to stop them, may it be with anger. But being parent is more than everything, having patience.
Scolding your kid over small things may be right but not a wise act, else you need to make them understand, try to put your view in front of them, so further they can also analyse things, as this relation is going to be this way for ever. And kids will remain kids for parents irrespective of their age. At every step you will have to understand them, and handle this relation with love and care !!

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Deepti !!

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