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Why Do I Write?

When I started writing on my blog, I used to ask myself if I should write at all. If yes, why? I would like to share my views on this topic with you.

I write for myself. This may sound egoistic, but it is self-explanatory as well. Because I want freedom from my thought cycle, I get mental catharsis by just writing out whatever it is. While having some serious events with myself, say the death of my mother first and then father, writing down makes a record of my emotions at a given time which I’m never going to repeat.

Gujarat – Introduction And History

A student of History has to understand Geography, Economics and Anthropology simultaneously. A person curious to know about world history has to proceed step by step, learning his own state first, then country and then only one can understand world history. Well, appreciating above facts, I am starting my study with History Of My State Of Gujarat. I have put it in order of time and later described important states and rulers.

Time Spent On Reading Everyday

Time spent in reading the newspapers and magazines we buy regularly:

Most of the morning passes with newspapers and the rest of the available time is spent in reading magazines we have subscribed. Is it really worth? How much reading time allotted to both is ideal?


The Frozen Friendships

Friends and friendships in a freeze:

If you did not have any meeting, letter-exchange, SMS or phone conversation in the last 365 days (one full year) with your friend, it means you are not considering any need to do so.

I consider such relations 'frozen' and reopening them may not be that simple for such a taken-for-granted relation.


Distant Relatives

Everyone knows and understands the difference between the close-ones and the distant. But nobody would love to hear oneself being introduced as a distant relative and at the said introduction of the 'distant' relative, one feels insulted.

So better avoid the word 'distant' while introducing anyone.


Basics of Christianity - II

Continuation of Basics of Christianity

The Holy Bible:

This time I am going to detail on New Testament of the Holy Bible.

As you all know, the holy bible is a religious book on Christianity guiding us and teaching us the religion. In the collection of 66 books written by more than 40 authors over a span of 15 countries, God has incorporated all truths, we should know about ourselves.


My Way Of Enjoying Buffet

Because of the fashion of the day, most of the invitations with the tag of lunch and/or dinner are having buffet style of serving food; sitting on the floor with paper dishes, leaf-dishes or stainless steel dishes for dinner is gradually losing its style. Buffet dinner has the advantage of keeping oneself mobile and of having the facility of meeting people of choice at ease and deciding quantity of food according to one's need; it has disadvantages also. The main being inconveniences of carrying heavy weight dish loaded with multiple items served. The idea is to have table and chair for eating and serving the items as per demand by the volunteers as seen in five-star programmes, but it is not that common.


Jainism: Simplified

I am introducing here world spread religion having 5.5 million followers, mainly in India and abroad like USA, UK, Canada, East Africa and many other countries in one of the six greatest religions. Word "Jain" is derived from "Jina" meaning conqueror. "Arihant" is one who has destroyed his inner enemies like anger, greed, passion and ego.


Feelings And Emotions On My 62nd Birthday

As we know, a birthday comes once every year. We are not talking here about many birthdays a year for some secret reasons. And it is a story of the past when nobody was aware or cautious about remembering, greeting or celebrating the birthday and the said day was passing unnoticed just like any other day.

Greetings and celebrations are must nowadays for many causes like birth, marriage, inaugurations and getting some award, appreciation success. And so birthday celebrations are a must. I want to talk about ways and time of birthday greetings and emotions that followed.

"Because" In Relations

"Because" in relations...

Because you did not attend my wedding, I will not attend yours.Because you did not attend my parents' funeral, I will not attend your parents' funeral.Because you did not give loan when I needed, I won't either.Because you did not invite me in your celebration, I too will not.Because,...Because,.....
This accounting and reciprocating equally and accordingly is neither friendship nor family relationship.

OMG - Oh My God! Movie Review

Whether one should watch 'OMG - Oh My God' movie or not?

For that matter, this applies to all movies...

The like or dislike of someone may not be same as yours.Any movie may be liked/disliked according to one's mood and company while watching.If you see a movie after someone's opinion, you may find the reverse. So, if you have time enough, money enough and company of your choice, see any movie and forget the rest!


Expectations From Facebook Friends

Expectations from "Facebook Friends":

Do share your thought-cycles, emotions and events... friends expect that!Do respond to the post you see on your home page by comments and whatever you feel like... That is a must for any friendship!Do send your greetings on birthdays, wedding anniversary and other important events... If you do not feel like posting to someone, he/she is not your friend, better delete that name.Do not share too many quotes, songs or articles; they make the home-page filled with such materials, and important messages get hidden... think over this, it is important.If someone else has opened your Facebook account for you and you are never operating it, better ask the same fellow to delete the account. Your friends may not know about your passivity!

Whom To Praise?

Whom to praise? My medical college hostel-partner for six years (1969-1975) and co-student of M.B.B.S. study, Dr. Chhotubhai S Patel passed away at the age of 62.

In spite of vehicle, telephone, mobile and other modes of connectivity, I visited his home only twice in the last 35 years and the third visit was after his demise. This is the real life story of two friends staying barely 30 km away. My friend was straight forward, kind and had all the characters of a good friend. My son Rahul and my daughter Vaishali can tell me just the opposite story of their connectivity with their friends and frequency of meeting their friends.

Then who is to be praised? The older or the modern generation..??

Happiness

One has to earn enough to realise that money cannot buy happiness. First you have to reach the stage of needful money earning - that is a must.

So, the poor cannot realise this fact!

Are You Eligible To Demand Death?

Before demanding death, have you received the "No Objection Certificate" from your children?

At a certain age, a person gets tired of one's life and starts waiting for death. During the lifetime he has passed, it is quite possible he/she had a great career, so-called success and enough earning. But a sense of frustration, unhappiness and dissatisfaction prevails leading to depression demanding the end of the life - death.

Lemon Juice, Horoscope and Dates

My three true stories with explanations for poor English word power.

Because of exposure to television, internet, mobile and other gadgets of telecommunication, modern day child is far more intelligent than her/his parents and grandparents. He has great vocabulary not only in English but also in Hindi and Gujarati. But what was it like in the past? To know that you have to go through this article.

Buying A Camera? Here's My 2 Cents

Camera is an optical instrument used for photography.

We normally hear about, or find the below four types of cameras:
Conventional with manual focus and picture-roll.Digital one without roll with most of the functions performed automatically.Video-camera having only video facility, also known as cine-camera andCamera in mobile-phones and hidden detective camera.

The Tragic Story Of Partition

One of the most important chapters in the Indian history (and equally so for Pakistan) is the partition of the nation in 1947. This article is a review of the book “The Tragic Story Of Partition” by H V Sheshadri.
और देश बट गया (Hindi)વિભાજનની કરુણાંતિકા (Gujarati) Translated in Gujarati by Nalin Pandya, Kishor Makwana and Bhagirath Desai.Pages: 294, Price: Rs. 90.Published by Sadhana Pustaka Prakashan, Ram Nivas, Baliyakaka Marg, Near Juna Dhorbajar, Kankaria, Ahmedabad - 380028

Before World War III Kills You

I am here to warn you telling the signals of World War III. I have listed some details of the first two World Wars and wish to ask you about your action plan.

History Of India - For "No Time" Tagged Readers

Let’s first understand the word “history”.

History is a social science with storytelling.History is discovery, collection and presentation of information about past events with its cause and effect.History is a record of past.Greek word ‘Historia’ means inquiry, judging and knowledge acquired by investigation.For learning history, it is compulsory to understand/know geography, economics and anthropology simultaneously.


Father's Letter To Son On Completion Of Studies

My letter to my son Rahul on completion of studies.

December 21, 2004
Beloved Ravi,

When one is finalizing a job if options are available, what are the basic criteria?
Place: Country/citySalary and probable incrementsAdvantage of learning and exposure to updatingParents

Modern Parents And Supra Modern Children

Parents of today have become parents at a high cost of fertilization by IVF and what not. They cannot dream of a second child and so the only one (single) child, though not advisable, is the most precious child.

Now, all their expectations, ambitions, failures and frustrations are to be dreamt of on the said child. Because they cannot give enough time for the upbringing - so-called available time is spared for them as a quality time, because of a sense of guilt they have.


Basics Of Christianity

Every third person in the world is Christian. Meaning thereby, the highest number of people of any religion are Christians. So it is quite possible, you are dealing more often with a Christian than you think. With this in mind, here is a gentle effort to introduce the said religion.


I will divide this essay into three parts:
IntroductionJesus Christ andThe Bible

History Of Muslims In India: Hindu-Muslim Relations

With this article, I’d like to tell you about three things: (1) History of Islam and Muslims in India; then I will try to elaborate, specifically telling (2) What went wrong; and finally I will conclude telling (3) The future of relations amongst Muslims and Hindus.

Although it is routine to give references, in the end, I shall start with the list of three reference books in the beginning. All these details are not mine, I’ve only summarized them from these books.


Acknowledging Those Who Matter

Thank the key people who made you what you are.

Prepare a list of first five persons who you think made you what you are, inform them and thank them. I am sure, you will not only have great pleasure and relaxation, but also a feeling you never experienced.

Now you know where to go for your problems.


Before Saying "Yes" For Marriage - II

Expectations from everything have gone high, be it any relation or life. And in that, marriage is no exception. So one has to be alert before saying "YES" for marriage or marriage may end suddenly without any chance of compromise. Though issues I am going to put forward may sound small and petty, they actually are of great importance.