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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

The Spirit of Vijayadashami

According to Hindu mythology, this day Lord Ram returned victorious to Ayodhya, and today on Vijayadashami, Saahil also returns triumphant to India. Yes, Saahil & team won the competition they took part in!!! Three cheers to them! They would land in Mumbai at 10 tonight. Welcome back, love!

He tells me it was a very memorable experience and that any Indian city has the potential to emerge as organized and beautiful as those cities are. The only thing lacking is attitude. I feel he's quite right. After all, nothing is impossible! They'd been to the famous Horse Shoe falls as well. Will speak to him at length, once he gets back, and hear his experiences in vivid detail.

Another victory being celebrated is by a guy called Nimish. Half the country knows his tale of horror. Those beasts have been booked. One is behind bars and the others have been suspended. I was so thankful to my Lord for this wonderful show of justice! Power is, more often than not, misused by those who have it. Rather than put it to good use, people almost always abuse it. Hope the bureaucracy learns a lesson or two from this episode.

On the down side, we have yet another natural calamity to face...an earthquake that's rattled the Indian subcontinent. I don't understand this spate of tragedies that Nature is throwing down upon us. The casualities are mounting at an alarming rate. And for the first time in decades India has sent relief material to Pakistan. Our PM is of the opinion that politics shouldn't cast its shadow on humanitarian work! Thunderous applause for the noble man! That's something we don't hear often now-a-days! I wonder if someone out there is composing another of those ridiculous mails, like the one we had last time on Katrina. The situation is really bad in the quake-hit areas...and all we can do is gape appalled, at the TV screens and send up prayers. Wish they find the strength to move ahead with life.

I have a lot to look forward to today. Apart from the obvious reason of Saahil's return, Star Movies is airing Titanic tonight. Seriously, I can't get enough of this movie! Now, I've lost track of how many times I watched it! Then a local channel is putting up a Telugu film called Arya. A friend once told me about this movie and I've wanted to watch it ever since. I can pick up Telugu reasonably well and so hope to follow the story. I liked the concept of the movie so much that I'm going to write a post on it one of these days! Also, I have a telephonic interview scheduled today, as part of my company-changing plans. Wee-bit nervous about it. But it's ok! Me only keen about doing my best! No chance of going to dandiya nights this time also! Yeah, I've never been to one! Thought of going this time, but my exams and a small accident my best friend had, are playing spoil-sports! Chalo, some other time!

So here I take leave and brace myself for the action-packed day ahead! And Saahil, Aayiye, Aajayiye, Aahijayiye...Yun na reh rehke hume tarsayiye!!!


hey Vidhi ..hapy vijayadashami! and congratulations to Saahil and his team! and what he said about Indian cities is so true...we need the right attitude sachi!

I read about Nimish. It was indeed horrific, but I am glad he did recieve justice. But think about it, if this was a poor guy who had no internet access and no network his misfortune woudl have been lost somewhere without anyone knowing. I am very happy that Nimish managed to recieve justice and those crooks needed to be taught a lesson,....but I only hope publicized cases like these will have our govt officials in power on their toes and tthey do not misuse their power with anyone!

Aur yeh earthquake! I think mother nature is reminding us that she still has a lot of power and control over us while we continuously try to exploit her. Prayers for those effected by the earthquake :)
# posted by Anonymous kaush : Wednesday, October 12, 2005  

Hi,Vidhi.visiting via Deepak's blog.This was a nice 'victory'post,at the same time,the look at the tragedies being cast upon by mankind was touching.I agree..it's nature's way of saying'don't fool around so much'...but,will we take the hint?No way.Will be back later to read the archives.:)(http://amitsmusings.rediffblogs.com)
# posted by Blogger AmitL : Wednesday, October 12, 2005  

@kaush...happy vijayadashami to u and ur family too! and thankx for wishes for Saahil!

yeah...a poor illiterate guy with no access to technology cud not hv achieved this i guess...

well the earthquake was really bad...we were just recovering from Katrina and now this!

@amit, hi amit...welcome here! man seems to be a poor learner...but it wud do him good if he takes the hint soon!
# posted by Blogger Vidhi : Wednesday, October 12, 2005  

Happy Dusshera to you... came here thru Kaush's post... quite agree with u guys apinion about the issue...
# posted by Anonymous I Take No Logic : Wednesday, October 12, 2005  

@i take no logic...i feel weird addressing u that way! but neway, welcome to my place! i did visit u once and even left a comment...happy dasera to u too!
# posted by Blogger Vidhi : Thursday, October 13, 2005  

Hi Vidhi!
happy Vijaaydashami!
Congratulations to Sahil for winning the competition!
Waiting anxiously for ur new posts on Sahil's conquests.
# posted by Blogger Debprotim : Friday, October 14, 2005  

Hi Vidhi, Hope u were also victorious with ur call. And many congratulations to Saahil on his victory.

About those 'forwards' I guess one shud be coming up soon - this earthquake happened on 8th - and as it is we hv all read about the date 26th often now (numeroligically wise 26th adds upto 8)

And I agree fully with PM saab, no point in bringing politics on humanitarian fronts - how can people be callous to even think of this.

IN any case, ordinarily also i hv no problem with Pakistan as long as it admits that India is better country ;-))

Take care...
# posted by Anonymous deepakjeswal : Saturday, October 15, 2005  

@debprotim...festive greetings to u too! and thanks for the wishes! i hv one exam tomm, after which i wud post...!

@deepak...my call went on well...i hvnt heard from them yet...but i aint too keen on joining them...my eyes r set on accenture...lets c! ur last sentence sent me into peals of laughter!! ;)
# posted by Blogger Vidhi : Saturday, October 15, 2005  

Hey congrates to Saahil...ur prayers and his hard work turned out well..

belated happy dussera...

am sorry...i cudnt be here...

u take care...

God bless u !
# posted by Blogger Fursat : Sunday, October 16, 2005  

Hi ,
visiting this blog first time. Good work .... Got the link through Deepak's blog.

Pls visit http://tembesiddhartha.blogspot.com
# posted by Blogger sid : Monday, October 17, 2005  

@neetie...happy dasera to u dear! thanks for the wishes!:)

@sid...hi and welcome to my place...will surely visit u!
# posted by Blogger Vidhi : Monday, October 17, 2005  

I had stopped browsing thru blogs,guess im back at skimming thru ur blog... there's something abt. the way u leave behind comments in my blog that makes me feel...that u do understand the pain...the battered soul that bleeds so bad...
# posted by Blogger nomadic_waves : Friday, October 21, 2005  

hey gal....where r u from so many days???
# posted by Blogger Fursat : Saturday, October 22, 2005  

hey when are you going to update ?? how is saahil?
# posted by Anonymous poonam : Sunday, October 23, 2005  

@nomadic waves...i am extremely sensitive by nature...and that helps me to empathise with others' experiences...add to it the events i've seen in my own life...

@neetie...me just back...i feel hopeless posting irregularly!

@poonam...new one is up...Saahil is fine...thanks for enquiring! :)
# posted by Blogger Vidhi : Monday, October 24, 2005  

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