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Flowers are raining outside the Eidgah ,Sikh community welcomes the Muslims

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The flowers are raining outside the Eidgah. The beauty of this picture lies in the fact that Sikh boys are welcoming the Muslims coming out of Eidgah after offering the Namaz, with flowers.
The Sikh community welcomes the Muslims after Namaz in Bhopal, as a goodwill gesture. For decades the office-bearers of local Sikh organisations have been greeting Muslims ‘Eid Mubarak’ in this manner.Naturally, such a gesture overwhelms the other community. Reaching out to the other community is the need of the hour. We must celebrate the festivals of the other community and spread the message of harmony.

Such photographs are rare as people are getting narrow-minded and don’t prefer interacting with other communities and groups. Working relationships are okay but family ties are not as strong as they used to be in the past.
Here there is no political platform but the ordinary Sikhs meeting ordinary Muslims. And this is the spirit of Hindustaniat. Kudos to the Sikh organisations who take this extra step towards reaching to the other community. This photo has a lesson for everybody among us to learn. Will we?

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October 24, 2007 Posted by | News and Views | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

All About Navratri, Dusshera Durga Puja & Ramlila

http://voice.paly.net/media/images/diwalilightsnew-11-03-2005.gifEvery year during the lunar month of Ashwin or Kartik (September-October), Hindus observe ten days of ceremonies, rituals, fasts and feasts in honour of the supreme mother goddess. It begins with the fast of “Navaratri”, and ends with the festivities of “Dusshera” and “Vijayadashami.”

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A Universal Festival

All Hindus celebrate this festival at the same time in different ways in different parts of India as well as abroad.

In the northern part of the country, the first nine days of this festival, called Navaratri, is commonly observed as a time for rigorous fast, followed by celebrations on the tenth day. In western India, throughout the nine days, both men and women participate in a special kind of dance around an object of worship. In the south, Dusshera or the tenth day is celebrated with a lot of fanfare. In the east, people go crazy over Durga Puja, from the seventh till the tenth day of this annual festival.

Although, the universal nature of the festival is often found to transcend regional influences and local culture, the Garba Dance of Gujarat, Ramlila of Varanasi, Dusshera of Mysore, and Durga Puja of Bengal need special mention.

garba.png The Garba & Dandia Dance
People in western India, especially in Gujarat, spend the nine nights of Navratri (nav = nine; ratri = night) in song, dance and merriment. Garba is a graceful form of dance, wherein women dressed in exquisitely embroidered choli, ghagra and bandhani dupattas, dance gracefully in circles around a pot containing a lamp. The word “Garba” or “Garbha” means “womb”, and in this context the lamp in the pot, symbolically represent life within a womb. Besides the Garba is the “Dandia” dance, in which men and women participate in pairs with small, decorated bamboo sticks called dandias in their hands. At the end of these dandias are tied tiny bells called ghungroos that make a jingling sound when the sticks hit one another. The dance has a complex rhythm. The dancers begin with a slow tempo, and go into frenzied movements, in such a manner that each person in a circle not only performs a solo dance with his own sticks, but also strikes his partner’s dandias in style!

http://xml.whatsonwhen.com/img_sm/10400.jpgDusshera & Ramlila
Dusshera, as the name suggests occurs on the “tenth” day following the Navratri. It is a festival to celebrate the triumph of good over evil, and marks the defeat and death of the demon king Ravana in the epic Ramayana. Huge effigies of Ravana are burnt amidst the bangs and booms of firecrackers.

In northern India, especially in Varanasi, Dusshera overlaps with “Ramlila” or “Rama Drama” – traditional plays in which scenes from the epic saga of the mythical Rama-Ravana strife are enacted by professional troupes.

The Dusshera celebration of Mysore in southern India is a veritable extravaganza! Chamundi, a form of Durga, is the family deity of the Maharaja of Mysore. It’s a wonderful scene to watch the grand procession of elephants, horses and courtiers wending a circuitous way to the hilltop temple of Goddess Chamundi!

Grooming the Goddess

Durga Puja
In eastern India, especially in Bengal, the Durga Puja is the principal festival during Navratri. It is celebrated with gaiety and devotion through public ceremonies of “Sarbojanin Puja” or community worship. Huge decorative temporary structures called “pandals” are constructed to house these grand prayer services, followed by mass feeding, and cultural functions. The earthen icons of Goddess Durga, accompanied by those of Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ganesha and Kartikya, are taken out on the tenth day in a triumphal procession to the nearby river, where they are ceremonially immersed. Bengali ladies give an emotion-charged send-off to Durga amidst ululations and drumbeats. This marks the end of the goddess’ brief visit to the earth. As Durga leaves for Mount Kailash, the abode of her husband Shiva, it’s time for “Bijoya” or Vijayadashami, when people visit each other’s homes, hug each other and exchange sweets.

October 13, 2007 Posted by | Festivals | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Are we not HUMANS? Powerless Vasai

Local newspapers in Mumbai write so many articles on other places facing problems of load shedding. Why is the Naigoan-Virar belt in the far western suburbs of Mumbai always ignored? Are we not HUMANS? Daily, there are dozens of photographs splashed of people at their residences and business establishments at places like Mulund, Bhandup, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Dombivili, Kalyan, Bhiwandi, etc. showing them coping up with power cuts for 3-4 hrs? Has anyone from the media bothered to check how people in the Naigoan-Virar belt live here without power for more than 10 hours daily?

Why this BIAS towards people living in Mumbai?

Why the step-motherly treatment to all those people in the above regions who have to live with power cuts daily?

While Mumbai wastes power in all kinds of ways, people face the brunt of power shortage.

The timing of load shedding was increased from 4 hrs to 6 hrs since March, 2007. Now in April, it has gone up to 8-10 hrs with erratic schedules. Hardly does a mother put her child to sleep at night; and again there is a power cut between 11.00 pm to 12.00 am and again between 4.00 am to 6.00 am. Whereas in Mumbai, Page 3 people and the elite party till 5.00 – 6.00 am. Why does the government not curb this power wastage?

There are sick and aged people who are suffering too. If their health deteriorates, will the government take responsibility? What about problems being faced by pregnant women and small children? School and college kids cannot enjoy their summer vacations due to the sweltering heat and no power unlike their counterparts in Mumbai?

People have to schedule their time to make use of basic electric appliances at homes and commercial places and on the other hand, there are dozens of film award ceremonies taking place week after week for the same stuff. How much power is being utilized for these award ceremonies? Does anyone care?

Why are we being treated as outcasts? Do people living in Mumbai pay double or triple times the taxes that we pay? We too are part of the population who contribute towards the economic development and progress of Mumbai and the country. Everyday, there is a debate whether Mumbai should be spared from load shedding and getting a respite for another few days or weeks. When crores are being spent on our useless cricketers, why can’t the same amount be spent on generating power for the people? Multinationals pay ridiculous amounts to cricketers and film personalities for endorsements? Do consumers especially the common man care a damn who is endorsing the product and do they actually watch the ad after a second or third time unless it is an exceptional one? Why don’t these companies utilize their monies for the development of the state and city? They will get their returns. Consumers will be more than happy to buy their product or service with without even throwing a glance at these ads.

Why should we pay the same taxes as those people living in Mumbai when we do not get even 1/3rd of the basic facilities like power? After a hard day’s work, we look forward to returning home to some relaxation but we are met with total darkness and complaining faces all over.

We need our tax monies worth or else we need a refund of all the taxes paid so far.

Where is Govinda? Did he ever show interest in the grievances of the people in his constituency? His Bhaagam Bhaag is only for fame and money. Where are the other politicians? Same false promises. Local goons have a nexus with corrupt politicians. All are only interested in filling up their coffers. Politicians and the authorities are only concerned with their being in power, but what about POWER for the common man?

 

‘POWER’ful Politician

‘POWER’less Common Men


Mr. PM, Mr. FM, Mr. CM, MPs, MLA, MLCs – are you all listening? Everyone talks about India progressing, India poised, India going global. Is this progress? Is this globalization? We feel we are going back to the primitive days at the rate we are living here. First, take care of the common man’s needs and then see how you go global.

Our grievances are not published by newspapers because they are not sensational like any celebrity wedding, cold war, murder trial, etc. etc. The never-ending Indian cricket saga gets lots of Print and TV space, but what about the highlighting the grievances of us people?

When a celebrity’s dog is lost, it grabs attention. If an actor or actress falls or faints, it is there in the newspaper. Do we not faint? Do we not fall? Do we not suffer?
WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD.

Mumbai citizens fight for stray dogs and cats and their rights but during the topic of discussions for sharing the load-shedding, these very people do not show any concern for us fellow citizens and go out by saying “Mumbai cannot go without power.”

If the whole of Maharashtra is subjected to load shedding 2 hrs daily, 1 hr – early morning and 1 hr – late evening, we can distribute the load shedding equally and also solve the power shortage to a greater extent.

WE DEMAND EQUAL RIGHTS AND SOLUTION TO OUR PROBLEMS IMMEDIATELY

From the people of Naigaon-Virar region
Thane District

October 10, 2007 Posted by | News and Views | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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Elephanta, Juhu, Bandra

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