Gangaur wishes to all lovely ladies

Happy Gangaur today to those ladies who will be fasting for the longevity of their husbands. There will be Udyapan puja thereafter. I am always amazed by such culture and traditions as there is so much of thoughtfulness and commitment for the relationship. Weather it really increases the life of husband or not is another debate. But it surely enhances the relationship.

This festival is celebrated in Rajasthan and some part of Gujarat. It is celebrated by married women who wish longevity for their husbands. is a festival celebrated in the Indian state of Rajasthan and some parts of Gujarat, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.

Gangaur is colourful and one of the most important festivals of people of Rajasthan and is observed throughout the state with great fun and devotion by womenfolk who worship Gauri, the wife of Lord Shiva during March–April. It is the celebration of spring, harvest and marital fidelity. Gana is a synonym for Lord Shiva and Gaur which stands for Gauri or Parvati who symbolizes Saubhagya (good luck).

Visit to British museum for India’s history and science

I wasn’t happy at all to see this museum which was presenting the past 5000 years of India’s history.

There was nothing about various kings who ruled India in last five thousand years. Few glimpses were there about King Ashok. Quite a few nude paintings of indian men and women which would not make any sense. It is suppose to be for family viewership but it wasn’t allowing that.

Most of the history was about after British Raj and relevant details. The science and knowledge heritage of india was completely missing.

Bhagwad Gita as I understood

It is said in the texts that 80% of the fighting male population of the civilization was wiped out in the eighteen days Mahabharata war.

Sanjay, at the end of the war went to the spot where the greatest war took place; Kurukshetra.

He looked around and wondered if the war really happened, if the ground beneath him had soaked all that blood, if the great Pandavas and Krishna stood where he stood.

“You will never know the truth about that!” said an aging soft voice.

Sanjay turned around to find an Old man in saffron robes appearing out of a column of dust.

“I know you are here to find out about the Kurukshetra war, but *you cannot know about that war till you know what the real war is about*.” the Old man said enigmatically.

“What do you mean?”

*The Mahabharata is an Epic, a ballad, perhaps a reality, but definitely a philosophy*.

The Old man smiled luring Sanjay into more questions.

“Can you tell me what the philosophy is then?”

Sanjay requested.

Sure, began the Old man.

*The Pandavas are nothing but your five senses*,





and sound…,

and do you know what the *Kauravas* are?

he asked narrowing his eyes.

*The Kauravas are the hundred vices that attack your senses everyday but you can fight them*… and do you know how?

Sanjay shook his head again.

“When Krishna rides your chariot!”

The Old man smiled brighter and Sanjay gasped at that gem of insight.

*Krishna is your inner voice, your soul, your guiding light and if you let your life in his hands you have nothing to worry*.

Sanjay was stupefied but came around quickly with another question.

“Then *why are Dronacharya and Bhishma fighting for the Kauravas, if they are vices*?”

The Old man nodded, sadder for the question.

It just means that as you grow up, your perception of your elders change. *The elders who you thought were perfect in your growing up years are not all that perfect. They have faults. And one day you will have to decide if they are for your good or your bad. Then you may also realize that you may have to fight them for the good. It is the hardest part of growing up and that is why the Geeta is important*.

Sanjay slumped down on the ground, not because he was tired but because he could understand and was struck by the enormity of it all.

*What about Karna*? he whispered.

“Ah!” said the Old man. “You have saved the best for last. *Karna is the brother to your senses, he is desire, he is a part of you but stands with the vices. He feels wronged and makes excuses for being with the vices as your desire does all the time.*

*Does your desire not give you excuses to embrace vices*?”

Sanjay nodded silently. He looked at the ground, consumed with a million thoughts, trying to put everything together and then when he looked up the Old man was gone….

disappeared in the column of dust………leaving behind the great philosophy of Life!


Bhagwad Geeta as I understood.

Vaishali Shah,

Shrivedant Foundation.

Why you shouldn’t watch Padmavat

#padmavati what a waste of everything happened behind this movie. I think Sanjay Leena knew he has made a bad movie so wanted controversy to work for his movie. But I think the audience has understood this gimmick and will not give in for this kind of tantrums. It’s not worth watching even on TV. I had to watch out of social commitments but really disappointed with bad screenplay, no story narration, over acting of all the stars. Only good costumes and palaces shown which are not director’s efforts as such. Very bad special effects as computer graphics were visible in so many places.

I understood why Karni Sena was out on the street as it has surely glorified Khilji who was a murderer. majority of time was given to his character, three songs on him, complete home work was done for his character but very less for Ratan Singh. The title should have been Alauddin Khilji not Padmavati.

I also realized why Ranbir Singh was taken for Khilji’s character as he is a charming guy and would gain attention of women. Where as Shahid looked more like a woman than a man hence reminding Rajpoot community of their defeated past. Why anybody wants to make a movie on an unfortunate past of our own countrymen. One would do it only if there is any hidden agenda. And that agenda is nothing but Gaddari to your own community, faith and people. This movie appeared to be made in Middle East more than India. It’s quite funny to see our enemy side of the story and not ours.

I strongly feel We need a desperate reform of Bollywood as that is the window of india to the world. People do believe what is shown in the movies and will remember that for a long time as visuals remain on our minds forever.

Sanjay Leela should take up a job of a spotboy to Rajamauli and learn how to make grand movies from a scratch.

Influence of RSS in different countries

I went to a presentation of Shakha – HSS Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh yesterday. It was quite interesting to know that Kenya is the first country outside india. It started in 1947 while few karyakarta were coming to Mombasa on a ship in a month long journey.

From that group it has grown to having presence in almost all sides of Kenya. The journey has been fantastic so far. Thousands of young kids got trained over the period of seventy years old journey in Kenya.

It teaches the discipline, self control, importance of mother land india, it’s contribution to the knowledge journey.

This is the only organisation which has survived around 90 years in more than 60 countries across the world.

It was a pleasure meeting Shri Chandra Kant ji from UK who is the Pracharak of Shakha.

Importance of positive people in life

We often take people around us for granted in many ways. While I was in school, I never used to judge anyone thinking it is not a right thing to do. Which never stopped me to associate with negative minded, very dull people and unambitious people.

Generally these kind of people give you a comfort zone which you don’t need or you don’t want. Because of that we don’t think of being innovative, progressive and go extra miles.

I strongly feel that having a comfortable life makes us too lazy and less aggressive. Very few can achieve something greater inspite of having this comfort zone. This is the biggest challenge for today’s generation as they have everything on their plate and don’t know what is required to achieve. But let me put some target to them as well as to myself.

– There are one billion people on this earth who sleep hungry for days.

– Mother Nature is bleeding due to thousands of unnecessary plastic products and new so-called innovations. We need to find solution on how to reduce this burden

– The oceans are filled with plastics and other wastes which is ruining the ecology and the species beneath that

– Youth is getting attracted towards all the unlawful activities. We are supporting terrorism by supporting such ideology, products, oil etc.

– all of a sudden we have started consuming meat a lot compare to last century. Which adds to animal cruelty

– The life threatening diseases have grown to ten time more than early last century. We think we have found solutions to many such issues. We have added new illnesses

Let’s accept this challenge and work towards it. Our next generation is going to be busy cleaning up the mess we and our parents have created in last hundred years on the name of progress and innovations

Journey of Bhagwad Gita as I understood

The Bhagwad Gita means song of divine. While I was in school, I was fascinated by the vastness of the knowledge of varied subjects. After going through various best sellers of the world, I switched to Bhagwad Gita thinking that it must be religious book. But when I got dipper inside it I realized that it is the best management book one can ever found in this world.  After I studied few chapters I found that it not only has religious benefits but it has all the practical and material benefits. Which was not expected from a so-called religious book.

Let me start sharing the concept of Gita chapter wise. As you know the Gita was spoken By Bhagwan Krushna addressing it to Arjun on the battlefield of Kururkshetra around five thousand years back.  When Arjun couldn’t fight against his own family, he wanted to give up on the war and his rights on the throne. That is when Krushna prepared Arjun to understand his duty, the world, universe and what we are here for.

Krishna prepares Arjun to gain this knowledge in first chapter. In second chapter he explains where we come from, what are we doing on this earth, how we are different from animals and why this life is precious. Further the journey of the soul from the divine to this earth and beyond, how we are beyond body and mind and also above this material and mundane world, how we can grow in spiritual path. This chapter has the glimpse of all eighteen chapters. If you understand this chapter, other chapters would be easier to understand.

The third chapter talks about karma yoga. We cant live without doing anything. Mostly our karma is produced through our desire and this desire comes from our inner unfulfilled askings. This chapter shows how we can go beyond our physical and emotional desire and start longing and asking the right thing in life. This is important aspect of life which we have been ignoring and than wonder certain things happened to us and not others. Because we have stopped observing what we do.

Chapter four is transcendental knowledge. It explains how to pursue the spiritual path living in this mundane world. The purpose of Krishna’s visit to this world is explained. Chapter five of Karma yoga explains the type of karma and its benefits.

How one can achieve an inner peace with the help of right karma. Chapter six is about how to control mind and its thought and be free from various types of desires in daily life.

Chapter seven explains the magnanimity of God and his omnipresenceness, how to follow his path in our lives and practice it fully. This continues in chapter eight while Krushna explains the reasons of our birth, what determines it and how we can change the cause of the same with the help of his presence through out our lives. Further Krishna explains the importance of this knowledge, how the world works according to his wish and why bhakti is the best way forward. He shows the path to get close to him and what is absolute truth in tenth chapter.

Chapter eleven is the universal form which enables Arjun to see the divine power of Krishna, wherein the world starts and the world ends, every species has got the place in him, gods, devtas, the past present and future. This opens the eyes of Arjun and also us.

Chapter twelve is the most important chapter in today’s time wherein Bhakti is explained in details. How to do it, how the mind can be engaged in it for the life time. Many institutes world wide recite the shloka of this chapter to get deeper in bhakti.

Chapter thirteen talks about the importance of the body to fulfill the desire of Bhakti and spiritual path. The soul residing in the body is our real identity and not the body.  Next chapter explains the type of nature we have and how we are controlled by three modes of nature, sattva, rajas and tamas. How these three decides the journey of life and also life after death. Chapter fifteen explains the power of yoga and how the realized soul would engage in yoga. Chapter sixteen explains the negative energy around us, how it affects and derail us from the path of bhakti and self realization. Seventeen chapter explains the type of faith exist in the world, based on desire, need, ego etc.  The last and the most important chapter helps us to grow in spiritual path, practice detachment, concentrate on pure form of worshipping and attain Krishna after the end of life.

Why Congress wants to play politics of caste and religion

The media is having sleepless nights due to Gujarat election. BJP is talking about Vikas which means progress and Congress is still stuck on old tricks of caste and religion. Congress leaders are jumping from one temple to another. Trying to please the voters who have seen the difference between pre modi and post modi era.

I think gone are the days when the people of India were innocent and didn’t understand the ploy behind this kind political gimmicks. When they would talk about either upper caste to lower caste or Hindu to Muslim or temples to masjid.

The time has changed. Rahul Gandhi – you may need to open your eyes and check that Indians don’t want to know if Hindus are better or Muslims, at least not from you. We will sort out our religion and caste bar issue on our own. You may just need to concentrate on real issues of unemployment, poverty, environment, corruption, management of the country etc.

You may talk about what you bring on table while talking to voters. Stop playing with emotions of people and start performing. Performance is the key to success.

Why FDI is not a barometer of success for any government

The opening door to MNCs by Narsimha Rao was the beginning of the blunders of the Indian economy. Though I know that our foreign reserve was less and we had no other choice left. But it didn’t stop there. Currently we are in the process of allowing 100% FDI in India. Which means education, service industry like temples etc. will be controlled by these companies.  Do you think they will only bring products and services and not culture and mindset.

Do we realise that they are not in the country for charity. Whatever they will bring they will take away 100 times more than that to their countries. They do create jobs but make us paralysed to their lifestyle and products. It has changed our daily routine, the whole new thinking about materialistic achievements, endless desire for luxury and absolutely no satisfaction.

Twenty years back people didn’t know the massive use of plastics and other unwanted metals in our daily life. We are on the verge of forgetting the real beauty of nature and it is all about products and desires to get fulfilled. Everyone is trying too hard to sell some or other things as they have targets to achieve by their sales managers. The quality has taken a back step and the desire of the seller rules our lives.

The best example is China. Did any company go to China to invest and prosper the country. Did Chinese asked any country to teach them technology. So why we are not able to gather our strength and build the counter products of everything offered by the west. Surprisingly most of the employees of the top companies in the USA are Indians. Would they have any interests in developing the same thing for India? No, because they can’t get paid so dearly in India.

Yes, bureaucracy is another challenge to build anything world class in the country.  But the time is changing. Let’s support Make In India and make the country prosper.


The issue of Padmavati

Padmavati is already being discussed too far and also too much in depth. But I am still waiting for one argument which is not coming out strongly as why these directors want to exploit the names and characters from the history. They are always free to make movies out of fictional characters and stories in different era, genre, time and names. Few reporters have mentioned the same but it seems the general audience is not able to understand that we all are the victim of the politics of religion getting played all across the world.


I think Bollywood is over-confident and thought that they will be able to play with the sentiments of the people, history and the hindu belief system for a long time. Padmavati has taught a lesson to the Indian film makers to rethink the politics behind religious belief system. It is time that we sensitise any issues related to the image of India, Indian culture and also knowledge. We have been a soft target for thousands of years purely because of our ignorance and so called humbleness.  As an Indian we own too much to this land as our identity, religion, belief system, our complete personality is based on the this motherland. So we should atleast do something to maintain the dignity of the land.

If we don’t start questioning the show biz people now it will be too late as we will keep hurting our heritage on the name of freedom of speech. I want to appeal to my readers who have been comfortably enjoying movies tarnishing the image of India and Indians.


The blunders of International Yoga Day.

The international Yoga Day is truly a boon to most of us. But it has also given platform to many roadside junky fake yoga teachers who want to encash on yoga day for personal gains.
Recently I came across few such stories in five different countries who claimed to be yoga teachers and went to jail for misleading the people.
Unfortunately, there is no authorised body who can certify anyone as yoga teacher. There are few private universities and organisations in India who teach Yoga for many decades. Many renowned modern yoga gurus hail from these universities and genuinely contributing to the society. But there is another junk of people who learn as a student and start their classes in any corner of the city and start calling themselves as yoga teachers without degree, without teachers’ training and any theoretical knowledge of the subjects.
how to combat these fake yoga professionals who are cheating people for money, fame and personal gain.

Please check with your Indian Embassy if they keep a track of such people who claim to be yoga teachers are genuinely aware of the techniques. Few officials in some of the countries have been tracking such people and discouraging them to mislead others. But it is not happening in most of the countries as the embassies don’t have any official authority to check the genuineness of such fake teachers.

The ministry of Ayush hasn’t come up with any certification process for existing yoga teachers. It is truly required. In case of Kenya, there is only one lady called Komal Shah in Nairobi who I found to be genuine in her work and degrees too.

#ayush #MinistryofHealth #indianembassyinNairobi

Why theory of non-violence is questionable

The moment we utter word non-violence, we bow down to it as if it is god himself. But have we ever thought how this theory is destroying India. I am sure you haven’t. We live in the fool’s paradise where we think that if we don’t raise the hands people will do the same with us. No, India has never invaded any country ever in last ten thousand years. India was spread till Afghanistan and Iran in one side and till Burma and many Far East countries were following the same culture. But India was attacked brutally by many invaders. They did all the possible massacre but taught us to remain non-violent so that we don’t kill them back. Gandhiji added another fuel to it by calling freedom movement non- violent. Very conveniently we forgot that many other freedom fighters had given their lives to make India free. Our textbook made heroes out of so called non-violence brigade. We preach this theory to our kids and make them coward against any extreme acts against them. Why?

At the time of Chanakya, we could manage to defeat Alexander the great and he had to go back empty handed from India. Chanakya could manage to collect the army of various dynasty across India to defeat the invader. But many things changed after that when the many Kshatriyas started following the theory of non-violence, they gave up killing in early age, started becoming monk, which lead to many internal issues with the law and order.

We lost many important wars against invaders in last one thousand years as the whole generation of warriors were not ready to learn warfare tactics. It has made us slave of these invaders mentally and physically.  We forgot the lessons of our scriptures that when a family is attacked, man of the family has to raise the weapon, when village is attacked all the men in the village have to raise the weapons and when nation is under attack the whole generation of the nation has to raise weapons.

Have you noticed that non of our Gods are without weapons. Why? They never killed any innocent souls but always raised weapons against the devil and extreme forces. If you think men have created Gods than Indians never accepted anyone as God who didn’t rescue his believers from wrong forces. We believed that it is God’s job to protect us and always expected him to come as Avatara to save the world. He came also, but before that we ensured that we call him for the right reason.

Unfortunately, in recent times, we have created lame gods who has made no significant change in our lives but only blind followings and blind theories. IMG_1240

New learnings from South Indian movies

The journey of exploring the south made movies started with Bahubali. I thought it was one of its kind and may be the only one. But my trip to india this time opened my eyes. Most of movie channels were going ga ga over dubbed movies from south.

Any time of the day, they were running south block busters. Initially I thought it is just the recent trend. But I saw few movies made in last fifteen years and I realised that the content wise they are too well researched, quite serious in subjects, addressing current issues, thought provoking, well made, technically sound and always give social messages for the masses.

Most of the movies would have some sequences on cultural aspects of life, religious ceremonies, celebrate relationships with love and affection. Though hero worshipping is too prominent in these movies but it is still bearable as that is done for a purpose. Many subjects like scams on educational institutes, medical waste, generic medicines, illegal construction,

Environmental issues, saving villages and saving animals too. They are not suffering from the sickness of secularism and not afraid to discuss these issues.

It’s a wake up call to Bollywood as they are still stuck on lame stories, pseudo topics, quite shallow love stories, so called brotherhood with Pakistan, appeasement of Stars, international Locations and absolutely no social or emotional message. A complete waste of time, money and resources as they don’t even entertain enough.

It’s time we get over of this hang over of stars and look for real heroes who are ready to break the rules and bring forth something new and more thoughtful. I also figured that Shahrukh has changed trend completely to lame love stories in last twenty years.

A day spent at IIT Mumbai

I am sure many of you know what is IIT. It is the producer of many CEOs across the world for mostly MNCs. It is the producer of the best technocrates, engineers and researchers.

When I got a chance to visit the campus, I was almost sure what to expect out of it. I revisited the topics of sciences learned in school. The professors were excited to share the the modern applicability of knowledge, the advance innovations and impact on the economy, how these engineers have changed the world.

I truly admire these campuses across india as they have surely made an impact on global economy.

Eventually I revealed the purpose of my visit. As I have moved on from collecting the content of various lighter topics to religious topics and now landed on all types of sciences found in Vedic scriptures.

I wanted to find out if any the modern innovations were found in scriptures. To my surprise, there are more innovative products mentioned in scriptures than what is available today.

Many professors have done an independent research on various topics of Vedic sciences and presented their papers on many conferences and platforms.

But the most required thing is to have a dedicated department catering to the subjects of vedic sciences. This team should dedicated work on the various topics of sciences found in scriptures. As projected by the modern scientists, science is not the sole territory of American scientists.

A request to the Indian government and HRD to support this thought.

Experiencing Sudarshan Kriya at Art of Living

It was one more blessings that I got an opportunity to learn Sudarshan Kriya from Pujya Guruji over the weekend. 

It is sometime difficult to find anything new when you have gone through many such processes. But I still managed to learn quite a few new things like the breathing excercise as directed by him which is called Sudarshan Kriya. 

I have been using Sri Sri products also for sometime which are actually worth trying. 

I managed to share something about my book series to the class mates. Also presented one to my coach who was quite helpful. 

I am making the best use of my time in india. 

An Author, Motivational Speaker, Researcher, Social Worker, Traveler, Avid Reader

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