US…

Once
I was pretty, once you were attractive.
I was loving you were caring
There was chemistry
There was affection
Then there was a perfect US.
Now
I am still appealing, you are still striking
I’m still in love you still care
There is an understanding
There is warmth
But today where is the US in our lives?
We are busy, time is flying
But so is life;
Each moment is telling us,
You’ve just lost a joy
Let us gather ourselves
To build it again
To cherish you and me together
To enjoy the feeling of being US
Once Again

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Different Diwali

Diwali – a festival of lights, of crackers and sweets, of parties and merriment.
Light in Diwali denotes spreading of knowledge, friendship brotherhood and lots of love and peace. But in reality we end up doing just the opposite.

We welcome Diwali by cleaning our houses and then decorating it up with fancy electric lights, which consume more power then what some people have access’s to in an entire year.
We light diya’s and candles to seek blessing from Goddess Durga and Saraswati, but we forget that in doing so we are causing harm to Goddess Earth, “Dharti mata”. We use so much fuel in lighting diya’s in the celebration of this 5 day festival that we forget that some of our brothers need this same fuel to cook food.
We burst crackers, each trying to be louder and brighter than the other, but at the cost of our environment, air and noise. Ask a dog lover how much his pet is affected by all the noise created by these festivities. Ask a mother of a new born, how she managed to make her baby sleep that night.
We cook loads and loads of sweets and delicacies also offer them to all those who come to our house, but forget to share it with the needy. 
We always want to show people how much better we are than the rest, but we forget to share our good fortune with the lesser ones.
Remember every time you feel better or more fortunate then someone else, give the extra something away, you will feel more superior.
We often say, dhan is Laxhmi, but to make Dhan into Laxhmi, you have to give it away. Try it, and feel the difference.

TATA makes BSNL happy (at my cost)

Date: 25th October 2010
Remember my post (customer is king) mentioning my trouble with my board-band connection? Well there is another twist in the story. This week again I had problems for more then a week. But because of all the difficulty I had last time they gave me a local cell number which I can call on when a problem persists. Read when they can’t provide me with the service.
Here I was happy to have some human to talk to and not some computer. But just then, I realized every time my net doesn’t work, I call my technical help desk at least 10 times in a day – this does not include calling the toll free number. And because I am using a BSNL connection, I’m being charged by them, this goes on for more than a week.
Hence I end up paying both TATA and BSNL for a service I don’t get to use. Somewhere I am also convinced; secretly TATA must be having some share and holding in almost all telephone companies. Similarly it would make good business sense for all non-performing service providers to do the same, so as to earn more revenues!
Brilliant aren’t I? NOT AT ALL. Just bored and tiered and frustrated that I can’t do anything other than right on my system, not knowing when I will be able to post it online.
Waiting for the connection
Finally I get to put the post up!
Happy Diwali!