Up North My Vehicle Moves

We  completed our journey from Bangalore-Tumkur-Shivamogga-Gokarna-Murudeshwar-Karwar-Ponda-Konkan and returning to Murudeshwar.

RNS -Maruti workshop at Murudeshwar (Maruti -K series engine and Castrol engine oils) are backing us to go till Delhi(Pune-Ahmedabad-Jaipur-Delhi-U.P.-M.P. and Karnataka) and agreed to  replace the half engine from K series to advanced K series :-).

 

Steve will be traveling with his family from Murudeshwar to Delhi (back to Murudeshwar) with his drums- on my car.

Plan to close this by 1st Nov at Murudeshwar.

Journey is sponsored by Maruti Suzuki-Castrol initiative at Murudeshwar- RNS motors and shown at Suvarna TV (Kannada)-our media partner.

 

 

 

 

My stint in Goa

I was in Goa for almost an year and understood ,what a beautiful destination it was to be -not for the beaches ,nor for the culture it encapsulates but for the people it contains.They are so devoted and simple.

One really cannot enjoy Goa in a tour of say 6/7 days by experiencing paragliding,scooba diving ,parachuting and all.Adventure is one thing and divine pleasure is altogether another .

I was staying in Verna- a small town very near to the business capital -Margao.
An ideal town for the freaking out.Going to my workspace by a cycle ,I bought for 1850 bucks.
Nice highway that conncts 3 major cities of the Goa-Margao,Panjim and Vasco..

Every alternate evening used to go to Majorda beach ,which happen to be the nearest well known beach from my residence.

Waiting for the weekends ,which are spent mostly out of Verna-sometimes in the Ponda (the religious city for the Hindus)roaming around and having darshan of the Gods/godesses(Shantadurga-Kavalem,Mahalaxmi,Mangeshi,Ramnathi) and sometimes thinking about for the national future traveling in a Kadamba bus to longer roads ,alone towards south most Goa (canacona-my favorite spot) where many days I have spent with myself in the Palolem beach .

tanha rhena apne mein ek kala haidost-
dosti,rishte -nato mein se pare samjhne ka who pal haijo kam hi ata hai
or phirhamien kuch jatla kar chal jata hai
tanhayi ka maatlab samjho ,tanhayi mein rhena sikho
tanhayi se tum milkar dekho
tanhayi koi bhoot nahin hai
tanhayi achoot nahin hai
aksar tumne socha hoga -aksar tumne jana hoga
ki tanha rhene se tumne
apne ap ko phechana hoga

It was this beach where I have captured one of the most beautiful scenery in my Camera..

Then I meet Ameya -with whom on ETERNO ,I explored the remotest parts of the Goa ,the towns, the festivals and the ultimate.

We spent our weekend evenings -listening and singing the songs in praise of the lord in various temples around Ponda.At home in Wadi and Talulim ,we accompanied each other for lifting ourselves in the great depth of knowledge in Indian Classical Music.

Initially we picked the raag Yaman-the king of all ragas and then Bhim Palaasi .It went for 7 months under the able guidance of Pt.Kamlakar Naik .We used to learn from him on Sundays -where I was just giving  accompaniment with sundry student artists coming for the vocal training under him under the AGRA Khayal and Dhrupad style of singing..

The delicious fish curry(and especially Machral-Bagda),was the icing on the cake..

So many simple ,enthusiastic and energetic people with their bindaas philosophy to live -will always be with me to the limitless..

Dance as though no one is watching; Sing as though no one is listening; Love as though you’ve never been hurt; and live as though heaven is here on earth!
– By Satchel Paige or Rumi
[Wrote like no one will read it.]

What a great philosophy to travel through life’s journey with! Tough one to follow – but nonetheless a nice source of inspiration! Learn from the past. Release yourself from the past. Live the present moment. Enjoy..

Mujhe sab pata hai

Teri pyaar ki manjil kahan hai- mujhe pataa hai..

Tere kadmon ki aahat ne mujhe bataya hai..!

Teri jaan koun hai , kahan hai -mujhe pata hai ..

Tere dil ki dhadknon ne mujhe bataya hai..!

Tere andar chupaa koun hai-muje pataa hai ..

Teri saanson ne mujhe sab bataya hai…!

Tu har samay,har pal kise sochta hai, kisliye rota hai “Noor”-mujhe sab pata hai ..

Tere aansuon ne mujhe sab bataya hai…!!

Everyone knows that industrialists like G D Birla funded the Congress and the national movement. But it is not clear that they received proper receipts for the money they gave and that the Congress maintained detailed accounts of how precisely they spent the money. This tradition continued after Independence , of industrialists funneling money to political parties without formal acknowledgement and of parties spending the money without detailed accounting. The difference is that if the purpose was, earlier, to keep one Gandhi in poverty, the money is now used to keep an entire tribe in obscene luxury and insatiable greed.

I do not think parties win elections by money power though the parties certainly can’t win without money.

Hazare was saying that he doesn’t take any money but spreads his word walking around Maharashtra.
I recall a comment by Sarojini Naidu about Mahatma Gandhi and G D Birla  – it costs quite a bit of money to keep Gandhi poor.
i think we need a Jana-Gana-Mana Lokpal-to decide who is mature enough to vote.Corporates, media and NGOs, who play a pivotal role in opinion formation, must also come under the scanner of Jana-Gana-Mana Lokpal;-)

Maoists and other Gandhians! have been doing similar protests against injustice  from  the government  for the ages -why Anna is getting so much lime light? They will not get even five minutes on our news channels.

Because there was no strong media-television, corporate culture then?

Because -Anna protests are coming form top layer of society, the Maoists protests are from grass root level?

Why Anna gets 24×7 coverage on T.V. while more than 10,000 protestors in Koodankulam doesn’t even get 5 mins on news channels?

Is it a fashion to do a walk for Anna, wear a Anna cap.

Either we have a Jana-Gana-Mana Lokpal for Media,Corporates,NGOs  And Corruption – or nothing. Either control everything- or make it free as open/limitless natural resource.

Let society and people take care and deal it in their own ways.

I will  NOT wear Anna cap.