Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Gone are the lovely Old Days

Recently I got a really interesting email. I thought I'l share it in my blog.
Every word in this article makes me wonder, Life was so beautiful when we were kids, and its changed so much today...

'Good old days'

When gulli-danda and kanche (marbles) were more popular than cricket ...

When we always had friends to play aais-paais (I Spy),chhepan- chhepai and pitthoo anytime

When we desperately waited for 'yeh jo hai jindagi' ..

When chitrahaar, vikram-baitaal, dada daadi ki kahaniyaan were so

When there was just one tv in every five houses and

When bisleris were not sold in the trains and we were worrying if papas will get back into the train in time or not when they were getting down at stations to fill up the water bottle ..

When we were going to bed by 9.00pm sharp except for the 'yeh jo hai
jindagi' day ..

When Holis & Diwalis meant mostly hand-made pakwaans and sweets and
moms seeking our help while preparing them

When Maths teachers were not worried of our mummys and papas while
slapping/beating us ..

When we were exchanging comics and stamps and chacha-chaudaris and
billus were our heroes ...

When we were in nanihaals every summer and loved flying kites and
plucking and eating unripe mangoes and leechis ..

When one movie every Sunday evening on television was more than asked
for and 'ek do teen chaar' and 'Rajni' inspired us

When 50 paisa meant at least 10 toffees ...

When left over pages of the last years notebooks were used for rough
work or even fair work

When 'chelpark' and 'natraaj' were encouraged against 'reynolds and
family' ..

When the first rain meant getting drenched and playing in water and mud and making 'kaagaj ki kishtis' ...

When there were no phones to tell friends that we will be at their
homes at six in the evening .

When our parents always had 15 paise blue colored 'antardesis' and 5 paise machli wale stamps at home

When we remembered tens of jokes and were not finding 'ice-cream and
papa' type jokes foolish enough to stop us from laughing ..

When we were not seeing patakhes on Diwalis and gulaals on Holis as air
and noise polluting or allergic agents ...

the list can be endless ..

on the serious note I would like to summarise with .

When we were using our hearts more than our brains, even for
scientifically brainy activities like 'thinking' and 'deciding' .

When we were crying and laughing more often, more openly and more
sincerily .

When we were enjoying our present more than worrying about our future ..
When being emotional was not synonymous to being weak

When journeys also were important and not just the destinations .

When life was a passenger's sleeper giving enough time and opportunity
to enjoy the sceneries from its open and transparent glass windows
instead of some superfast's second ac with its curtained, closed and dark
windows ...

I Really Miss them!!

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Online Football Manager Game

Hey Friends, Ive found a really cool Football manager game which you can play online.
You can Play it here at Hattrick.

Many of them might be knowing about this website, for those who don't heres a short description from Wikipedia

Hattrick is an online football game where you trade players and coach your team in competition with hundreds of thousands of opponents playing simultaneously from all over the world. As well as the game, the community of players provide a great deal of entertainment.

Currently, there are 120 countries represented in Hattrick. Each season, the HT team add new ones to the spectrum. There are over 900,000 managers all over the world.

After a short registration period, the user receives a team. Nearly always, the newbie takes over someone's old, defunct team, and the team's position in the league structure with an initial set of players, a weak coach, a small stadium, fanclub, and staff. The player is then free to manage his or her squad, sell and purchase the players, define a training scheme, and so forth. If the player is successful enough to win their league, he or she is granted promotion to a higher league the next four-months-long season, half of the time by automatic promotion and the other half via a qualifier game with a team that finished in the qualification zone in a league above.

Hattrick is completely free to play. The normal service includes the ability to change the training type, hire and fire your staff, buy and sell players, set your lineup for the match, invest in a youth squad, and run the club as an owner of a football club would. As with any manager game, the player must assign positions to the players and some basic tactics and strategic options.

The best part of the game is you start from ground zero at the bottom league and u have to use ur tactics and ability to take ur team to the top of ur country's league system. In addition there are also cup games like every other major football league in the world.

So what Are you waiting for All the football Crazy Fans, Go on and sign up for a Team Here.
Btw My team is Shash XI my id is 31443 .
If anyone wants to play friendlies, lemme know..

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Happy Republic Day

Today is Republic Day of India.
Most of us Indians don't know the significance of republic day and why it is celebrated.
I take the privilege to explain some facts of Republic Day of India...

Why is it Celebrated?
The Republic Day of India is a national holiday of India to mark the adoption of the Constitution of India and the transition of India from a British Rule to a republic on January 26, 1950. It is one of the three national holidays in India.

Well India got Independence earlier than that on 15th August 1947. The Constitution came into effect only in 1950. So to mark the birth of a new constitution in our country we celebrate Republic Day. During this transition period from 1947 to 1950, King George VI was the head of country. C. Rajagopalachari served as the Governor-General of India during this period. Following January 26, 1950, Rajendra Prasad was elected as the president of India.

How is it Celebrated?
This day Every year a grand parade is held in the capital, New Delhi, from the Raisina Hill near the Rashtrapati Bhavan (President's Palace), along the Rajpath, past India Gate and on to the historic Red Fort. The different regiments of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force march past in all their finery and official decorations. The President of India who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces, takes the salute. Parades demonstrating the cultures of the various states and regions of India are also held and broadcast nationwide on television. The parade also includes vibrant displays and floats and traditionally ends with a flypast by Indian Air Force jets.

Celebrations are also held in state capitals, where the governor of the state unfurls the national flag.

The Most Important part of the Celebrations is the Republic Day Parade
The Republic Day Parade is an annual military and cultural parade held in the Indian Capital of New Delhi on 26 January, the Republic Day of India. Republic Day is celebrated with the hoisting of the national flag, and parades by the armed forces and school children all over the country. The largest, and most important, of these parades takes place in New Delhi, and the phrase "Republic Day Parade" generally refers to the parade in New Delhi.

Before the parade starts, the Prime Minister of India lays a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, commemorating all the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country. The President, who is also the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, then arrives in his motorcade, escorted by his bodyguards. The President is accompanied by a notable foreign Head of State - who is the Chief Guest at the celebration. The President presides over the function. Soon afterward, a 21 gun salute is presented, the President unfurls the National Flag and the National Anthem is played. This marks the beginning of the parade.

The Parade begins with winners of gallantry awards passing the President in open jeeps. Various divisions of the Armed Forces then salute the President of India. The parade also sees the Indian Military showcasing its latest acquisitions such as tanks, missiles, radars, etc.

The military contingent contains representatives of all three divisions of the Armed Forces (air, sea and land). There are also massive parades of Police contingents, Home guards , Civil Defense and the National Cadet Corps.

The military parade is followed by a colourful cultural parade. India's rich cultural heritage is paraded with beauty from various states. Each state depicts its unique festivals, historical locations and art forms. The most cheered section of the parade is the children who have won National Bravery Awards. They ride past the dais on elephants. School-children from all over the country also participate in the parade. The parade also includes displays of skillful motor-cycle riding, usually by a division from one of the Armed Forces.

An eagerly awaited part of the parade is the fly past, put on by the Indian Air Force. The parade concludes with a Fly Past, when fighter planes of the IAF roar past the dais, symbolically saluting the President.

However, the official conclusion of Republic Day festivities is much later - on the evening of January 29, i.e. three days after Republic Day. This ceremony is called Beating the Retreat.

The processions starts by moving down from the Rashtrapati Bhavan through Rajpath, past the India Gate and on to Con naught Place, the heart of the city, to enter the historic Red Fort. The crowds sit on either side of the route and the VIP enclosure is on the Southern flank of Rajpath, near India Gate.

The Chief Guests to the Function are usually the Head of state from different nations. This Year French President Nicholas Sarkozy will preside as the Chief Guest to the Function.

I hope this information might help us know more about our rich History

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Thursday, January 24, 2008


This is a Page exclusively for all the Awards i received from fellow Bloggers..
Thank you all...

Blog of the Day Award

Blog Awards Winner

The Eagle Nest Blog Award

Candied Apple Award - Thanks to Preetilata

Interesting Blog Award - Thanks to Preetilata

Best Friends Award - Thanks to Anoushka

Bloggers of the World Award - Thanks to Mads

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Im Back..

Hey guys im back from my hibernation...
will start posting soon.... Great to be back to the blogging world...
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