Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Patting on own back!

We are having an important meeting. One gentleman is patting his own back profusely.
It reminds me of Hambone cartoon in Business Standard today. Hambone has injured himself. Comment - "Patting yourself on the back again, Hambone?"
There are many Hambones around!

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Shiradi Sai Baba

Something peculiar happened. My confidential assistant gave me a statue of Sai Baba recently. It was a decade back one of my dear employee had given a book on Sai Baba. Today, it was not my choice, but I landed up in Sai temple. Puja was going on. It lasted for considerable time. My attention shifted from being inquisitive to indifferent to boredom to meditative musing. Sum total was I felt good.
I can not say I am converted into a Sai bhakta. But I have become more inclined to think about his phenomena.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

She sparrow near her nest

I had assumed that Sparrow family had moved away. But it was not so. Only the sound of baby sparrows had become less louder. The parent sparrows have more time to move around.
Once I saw she sparrow near the electric junction cover under which her nest existed. I was thrilled to see her.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My grand uncle breaks hip bone

He is 74+. Shri Satish C Pandey. Weak. On the top of it has right leg's hip bone broken.

A wire will be inserted by operation. Will be bed ridden for a month. Saw him as soon as I came to know.

Found that bone breakage is lesser problem. The bigger problem is breakage of Sprit. He has to be revived from depressive thoughts.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Camel the vegetable transporter

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Camel cuts water current of Ganges and goes on the islands to bring vegetables to shore.
From shore it is transported by trolley.
One trip of camel takes about 45 minutes. How much he would be bringing in one lot? Guess!

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Railway week awards.

Today was Railway Week function in North Central Railway. There was speech of the GM and distribution of awards and shields.
I just sampled the function. There must have been lots of scribes. They come and report as per the given matter. A blog probably can do better reporting and promotion. And may be more prompt. Sad. Our Chief PRO would not give me any favours given to scribes. :-)

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Road side barber shop

This road side barber shop fascinates me. The barber has one chair, one bench, a mirror and a cloth to give shade from the sun. That is all.

I find the barber always busy. His rates may be low but he must be earning in quantity of business. I never feel like going to shop for hair cut. May be worth calling this man at home even at enhanced rates.

I remember Sitaram nau of my childhood days. We kids used to sit in front of him on a brick one by one. Though very efficient and fast, he never listened to us on our preferred 'style' of hair cut. :-(

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Goddess Ashtabhuja eats footpath

Hanumanji is nominated god of land grabbing in Hinduism. But other gods and goddesses are not much behind. Goddess Ashtabhuja has eaten up the footpath hundred percent near Allahabad High Court.
The great mother, forgive me for blogging these photos and do something to the land grab in your name.

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Monday, April 05, 2010

Ear to Telephone

On my way to office I am reading Business Standard. Hambone cartoon is amusing.
"Anything I tell her goes in one ear ... And out the telephone!"

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Ten seconds with Nattu Pandey

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Nattu was about to leave home to catch train for going to Bokaro. He was aware that he was going on a journey. How can a 10 month child know?
Here is a 10 second video of him before his leaving. Nattu Pandey is back to his village Phushro. Near Bokaro.

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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Shiv Kuti Panda - Gen Next

The regular panda was not there at Shiv Kuti ghat. His daughter and son were sitting under the umbrella. The son was younger. I saw an old lady came after snan in Ganges. The junior panda gave her chandan, akshat and kusha and started reciting Sankalp - Om... Jamboodweepe, Aryavarte, Bharatkhande...
Great! The panda tradition will live for at least one more generation through this 12 year old boy!

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The city of wide roads and spacious footpaths

Allahabad, I am told, used to be the city of wide roads and spacious footpaths. No more. Footpaths have been progressively eaten up by encroachments. The roads are gasping under asthma of unruly traffic, pot holes, illegal diggings etc. It appears that entire traffic system is developing multiple clots and would need several by pass surgeries. This may be the condition of all Euporean (of U.P.) cities by and large.

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