A Night to Remember- MIS Dept. (Bajaj Auto Limited)- Camp Bonding@TEMGARH

I am publishing a nice description of a trip by my dept. colleagues.This piece was written by the youngest of the lot..fresh from Engineering college. I published it for you to feel the emotion of a youngster from my team whom I selected to join me only 6 months back. He told me that his hobby is creative writing and I liked his style.

Whole Idea is to create such moments in life, not only with family and friends, but also with colleagues.

Enjoy the reading.

A break from the hustle-bustle of daily life, a time where we as coworkers could spend time together, bonding and learning more about each other, with these agendas in mind the MIS team had a Get-Together at Camp Temgarh for a night to remember and make a sweet memory for all of us to cherish.

Itinerary:

Located 30 Kms away from Pune, Camp Temgarh is located near the quaint village Mulshi on the Lavasa Road.  The landscape around the intimate resort is beautiful, surrounded by hills and a lively stream that is close by.

Between luxurious tents in a wonderful amenity, a small ground for playing outdoor games like cricket, football, basketball and a pool table, table tennis for indoor games the facilities are wonderful, the scope for enjoyment is plentiful. The bonfire at night with excellent barbecue is the right stage for a night to remember.   

The energetic and excited MIS Team started from Bajaj Auto at 8:45 AM on a chilly winter morning, as the mist settled down and the sun graced with a warm smile. Picking up members on the way, most of the team headed to the destination on a Tempo Traveler, a few trailing along on personal vehicles. 

 

The long and winding road trip was a treat by itself, buzzed with the hooting by Ashutosh and the Irshad by Abhay. The team as a whole stumbled around to the destination by 11 AM, swelling with anticipation.

After a short welcome, the team collected together at the Gazebo and after much discussion on a soft drink, the plan was announced and tents were allotted on a lottery.

Sports Activity:

The green field served as the battleground when the group split into two teams for a cricket match under the blazing afternoon sun. The five over match was tense, the team headed by Sarat scoring big with beautiful strokes from Nilesh that never landed inside the boundary, and Sharad proving that his age is not much of a hindrance for taking quick runs. Sachin found himself diving into the dirt while taking a run, unfortunately a long distance away from the crease. But his efforts were well appreciated.

The team headed by Sarat replied strongly, with equal and good contributions by Milind, Mr. Jorapur and Mr. Rathore. The team clinched their victory in no time.

The highlight of the match, of course, was the group collectively working together when the ball fell among the brambles, turning the cricket game into an unexpected scavenger hunt.

Right after lunch, it was time for some relaxing indoor games. Ranjit and Lalit showed their expertise at the pool, rolling the balls perfectly into the holes. 

Riverside adventure

Headed by none other than a well-trained Alsatian, the group marched towards the river, the muddy bank proving to be a challenge to get into. Instead, a daring decision was made to climb up a steep slope and explore the unknown. The climb proved to be a challenge, muddy shoes slipped on the ground and the only supports were the vines, trees with thorn-filled trunks. The tough hike proved to be fruitful, as what awaited was a rocky river bank, perfect for getting in and have an exciting swim in the chilly water.

After the swim, the cool evening felt the right time for another cricket match, this time Ranjit showed magic with his bowling causing Mr. Rathore to fondly nickname him, Muraleedharan.

Campfire

The night finally settled in, glittering stars decorated the night sky with their shine, a sight rare for the city-dwellers who mostly lived in flats. Bottles of drinks were opened and with a loud cheer, the night to remember had officially begun.  Huddled around the campfire, with a strong music in the backdrop, the group enjoyed their drinks. A relay drinking match, dancing to the music and a hilarious game of Damsharas, all these events contributed to a wonderful night—a night that was definitely worth remembering.

As the clock struck past twelve, the MIS team celebrated the birthday of Mr. Milind Kasture and continued late into the night, collectively singing beautiful Bollywood songs.

Parting Words:

Needless to say, it was an unforgettable night. Bonding with coworkers in a completely different environment was an experience, a relaxation from the hustle-bustle of daily life and a rest from the rush for completing projects and meeting deadlines. The effect this bonding exercise would have on a professional level would be profound too. Pic1 Pic2  Pic4 Pic5 Pic6 Pic7 Pic8 Pic9 Pic10 Pic11 Pic12 Pic13 Pic14 Pic15 Pic16 Pic17 Pic18 Pic19 Pic20 Pic21 Pic22 Pic23 Pic24 Pic25 Pic26 Pic27 Pic30 Pic31

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The Internet: IT’S MADE OF PEOPLE

I liked this blog because it is true

King of States!

People often toss around the idea that the internet is “not real life,” as though this thing — made by people to allow those people to share and interact with other people — is just the playtime before more serious business. The real business.

I object.

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Where do you draw a line to start loving life?

I have enjoyed the life the way I lived.

I don’t judge it.

So what, If I had my share of lows. These are the points I look back to understand where I made mistakes.

I had two brothers ho were junior to me by 1 year intervals in series. I was an introvert and sort of nice to elders. But I might have been too much inward looking by nature which was looking like selfish or self indulgent to others. The sibling-jealousies took the better of me. I had feelings of being loved and being ignored in the same breath. The perceptions were purely mine. I also have a brother who is 10 years junior to me. I was very protective about him. Hence at very early stage I learnt to be responsible towards family. My siblings are just simply adorable angels and my parents are nothing sort of divine persona to me. I love them immensely. Yet I was angry at them, I misunderstood them. The point is that these were the process of learning. I see the divine hand in the process. Paradoxically the low-points are high-points of learning.

I turned academic in my engineering graduation. Always academically in toppers’ list. I had my share of few close friends with ups and downs of immature understanding of friendship. I was little timid in my thought process , always concerned about the risks. Hence the friendship got strained at times due to this. As I grew I understood the side effects of being too concerned. Learned to be joyful in whatever situation I was in. Started enjoying being bonhomie. I fondly remember my graduation days. I love all the friends from past, though I created a lots of misunderstandings among many. But that was me…the special me….I am OK with that. The learning is amazing….Had i not erred, how would I have understood what is right?

By this time I had my share of spiritual encounters. My family is very spiritual in form of rites and rituals. I got into habit of praying as it was mandated as daily rituals. I love those moments. The connect it established with Him at those tender stage. I, strangely had a spiritual eye, I believe. I was connecting my prayer to so called lucks and coincidences. I had a feeling of being destiny’s child. The belief was firming of strongly and surely. The miracles were manifesting to sense His presence. This happened very early in life…when I was in teens and stepping into youth…

Yet the intoxication of youth also affected me. The arrogance, the overconfidence took front seat.My spiritual experiences started becoming like punctuation, to be encountered only when I am in trouble. Hence, His care was confirmed. But I was blind to my weakness. The swaying was highest in this period.

My best time were when I became a Management Trainee in a Public Sector, an aerospace manufacturing company. Got chances to study at IIT, Chennai and topped M Tech in Aerospace Production. It was the time I was in my most carefree and free-spirit state. Socializing,  and befriending were at its peak. I fondly remember the last day of Management Trainee-ship and we were crying unabashedly in public  to part our ways. Somewhere He showed me the divine hand in community living. The feeling of care you share outside your family…the greater family….universal one.

Then I got immersed into Job. The achievements had created an arrogance in mind. Got intoxicated to work-life and job performance. Material rewards were not any kind to talk about. My mind did not dwell in that. I was content.

I was kind of a blind person. Not aware of what marriage can do to you. Got married and all hell broke loose. I a complete unromantic, unworldly got into married life. I had seen the worst part of my emotions when I could not handle contradictions. Confused between love and right. From being carefree to no-free. The teething issues manifested. But my loving side took over. Tussle between ego and love began their endless drama in my life. I am an ordinary human and suddenly had to cope with unfamiliar tensions. But I loved the care, the possessiveness and yet hated to be tied. As life-boat sailed further I could understand the mature side of our lives. I am very lucky to have a life-partner  who complements me. I am unorganized, and she is opposite. I lack worldly commonsense and she constantly fills the gap. She is completely undemanding and adjusting in material needs of life. However her devotion to make me look better, feel better and stay better at times tip over to a bit excessive. Her assertiveness is way higher than mine. We are contradictions of sort . Yet that spiced my life. I am undefined without her. I learnt the reason for presence of Yang & Ying in the universe. The divine intent is so visible. The partnership is way higher than individualism. It takes two to tango. I am incomplete without her.

I had a son in my first of year of marriage. I always wanted a son and a daughter. The public sector salary was too low and future was looking daunting to give good life to two kids without good reserve of money for them. Hence we stopped at having one kid. I regretted this decision for long…but reconciled somewhere in the life journey. I hated the lack of adequate money in my childhood. My father was an honest govt servant who could fulfill what basic requirements were required. I thought that being six member family was a strain on the expenses. But my parents never thought that way. They could not only raised us well as per their believe, but also accommodated relatives whoever needed their support. I could have imbibed this philosophy of my parents. It is so embracing and accepting type. My materialistic need got better of me. I became calculative. We stayed single-kid family, though we feel we could have been wiser. However we don’t regret. We rest our case under SAI BABA’s lotus feet, every time and all the time. by this time I was ardent believer of Shirdi SAI and my wife joined me. She also saw the miracles that He created for us at our trying times. This Leela is never ending and continues.

I love this process of life which constantly reminds me of Him.

I left the secured Public sector job in mid-life and switched to commercial corporate after I completed my executive MBA from XIM, Bhubaneswar. I topped my MBA post graduation while being in job. My wife was a huge inspiration at that trying stage. Somewhere I was bored with inefficiencies of Public sector and looking for work situation which can recognize meritrocity  and move away from mediocrity. He listened to my wishes and fulfilled it. I did not know that there was a learning process in store for me.

We had our share of ups and downs in raising our only son. Frankly we, both of us, as parents were ill-equipped to handle a brilliant kid who is hyper and constantly distracted. This is an experience, as if Lord had scripted for us. Now I know that our learning is in committing mistakes and seeing the difference when we rectify them. Our traditional values and conservative middle class mentality could not handle the gay-abandons of a free spirit who is  non-conformist. A complete opposite of how we have seen and lived life wearing our colored glasses. There was a time we were having a feeling of falling into an abyss and falling endlessly.

Then saw the unseen. We changed the glass. We made our son to face tough world alone and yet be supportive. We designed the situation. It created its own issues. We were misunderstood by our only son. We learnt to be patient and tolerant. We buried our frustrations and replaced it with love and care. It was like both parties are trying accommodate each other. We were told that we are spoiling our only child by giving him whatever he demands. We had to play a balancing act. Handle him and yet not spoil him. Now he is matured, loving, and a tough man. He fondly remembers the past and understands us perfectly.

What a Teacher He is!!

I have similar experience of Ups and Downs in my career. I , now know the pros and cons of secured public job and unsecured private job. I have no regrets. I have thoroughly enjoyed both workplaces. I adored both. But always felt to rectify the stuff that ails both the sides. I am immensely grateful to both the employments for what I am and what I have learnt.

In short when I look-back I find that my downs were due to me and only me and I attracted those situations for me to learn and grow.

Life continues….Learning continues….Loving continues…No matter what happens….contentment is our birthright….grab it…..embrace and melt into humankind…nope…humanness….stop calculating the future….start savoring the present…

Live a life of abundance, no matter what you have or not…The Lord has got abundance in store for you…

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My reverence

My Prayer My Life My Journey

My Prayer
My Life
My Journey

Oh my dear Lord! how much I need to
connect with you!!
You know that how precious are those,
though vert few.

You are so magnificent in all your
Leelas and manifestations.
I keep wondering all these
with so much fascinations.

Be it the Nature, the Earth, the Universe
the Humanity at large,
There is no end to the learnings
under your Umbrage.

Oh My Lord! give me the wisdom and courage
to take rightful steps.
So that I can hope for a time to come for me
to merge with Thee with your helps.

Let all the hatred, negativity, ego and intolerance
vanish from my active consciousness.
Let me evolve to a worthy being that belongs
to an all pervasive Super-consciousness.

Oh My Lord! Your guidance and presence
In every moments of mine,
Creates this journey of life
so meaningful and so fine.

May I take this life and journey there in
as offerings at your Lotus feet.
So that I am worth of being an existence
for You and Your treat.

Let this life and Your Blessings provide me
the playground to evolve;
Be it Compassion, Empathy or Servitude
all these virtues make me to involve.

When You are the Creator, Preserver and Destroyer
“All in One” present with us;
Why do we analyse, intellectualise and strategise
with so much of unnecessary fuss?

Oh My Lord! Let me lead a life free of all
worries, anxieties and apprehensions.
With complete faith and surrendering to You
for all above negations.

Let all my acts and reacts emanate
from your noble Guide;
I want to be free from these webs of “Untruth”
prevalent far and wide.

The Truth about Reactive Attachment Disorder

Raising 5 Kids With Disabilities and Remaining Sane Blog

I witnessed a conversation with the sister of a boy who had been adopted at the age of 2 years old after being abused by his biological parents. As an adult “he has always been in trouble with the law and has been in jail.” Upon hearing this, a deep sorrow enveloped me. I have such empathy for that child, having three of my own adopted at a later age. It was with a sweet naiveté that I had them join our family, believing that love can cure all. Despite our family’s best efforts, love did NOT cure all. To pretend that it did does a disservice to all of those families living with similar children. As brightly as I may portray our family, (and they ARE wonderful children whom I have never regretted adopting,) they have serious disabilities when it comes to social norms. They have reactive attachment disorder.

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Potential

New Heaven on Earth!

slide_22393_464918_free Our highest potential does not come from this world. Our highest potential comes from the Creator of heaven and earth. When we can begin to see from the eyes of the Living One–Love Without Opposite– we can begin to see rightly. When looking through the Eyes of Love, we see only the highest potential in all creation.

When we intimately know the Creator of heaven and earth is inside us and they have their home within our body, we are free to include everything in life into our experience. We can be free to include, enjoy the beauty of all things, rejoice with the joyful, cry with the hurting, and best of all: do no harm to others, nature and yourself. With eager expectation and great optimism, you hope for the best, see the best, and watch as the best is revealed, even in the seemingly darkest situations.

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Our Creator…

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Make your own rules…Universal Rules…Be A Free Spirit

You, the embodiment of Soul!
You are a free spirit, spirit of Love and Joy.
You are straight from His abode, Heaven.
Then why are you sad? Why are you chained? Why do you have to go against your free will? Why are you stuck?
I saw a Bollywood hindi movie today called “queen”
I liked this movie, because it captured the Essenes of what I am blogging here. I will leave some still pictures of the movie that captures the joy of free spirit.
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Always view yourself as a free spirit.
Almighty has created you. He has sent you to this beautiful earth in order to rediscover yourself, to find Him thru his creations.
Yet you are caught in the web. Your spirit is no more free.
You have to work for livelihood and you hate your job.
You are in to relationships and community which make you to confirm to what the relationship demands from you, what the community demands from you.
You have defined yourself as dependant. Dependant on a job, on a relationship on a community.
So long as you are chained, how can you do justice to yourself and also to the demands made on you by others? You will be sub-optimal.
You will go thru the motion, without heart. You will be a confirmist. You will be labelled obedient, good, hard working and all superlatives. But no one will care for your feelings, your joys. You bury them for the sake of undeserving others. You offer your life to them. You are no more you. You are their instruments. Your achievements will not have that spark, that spark of excellence which He wants to express thru you. You can not rediscover yourself until you free yourself.
Unshackle yourself.
Recognise your dream. Pursue it fearlessly. He is there for you. Just have faith in yourself and Him. You are not alone. You are loved. Don’t hanker after pseudo love, recognition, remuneration etc. please see thru these external actions and understand the hypocrisy.
Weed out non-genuine from genuine.
Until you you are fiercely independent, you cannot justify yourself to you, your dreams, your passions, your talents.
Toughen your mind. Hence, first step is to not mind. Release others , and release yourself. Do not let your ego come your way to express yourself, express your dreams. Be unabashed about it.
Just lower your ego to rise yourself above.
Break free. F*** the norms that oppress you.
Form your rules. Rules of universe.
Love yourself. Don’t harm or hate others due to dogmas. See Him in every manifestations. Enjoy your efforts. Embrace and contribute. Love as if no restriction exists. Dance as if no one is seeing, sing as if no one is hearing, attempt as if no one is needed to approve you.
Be free and be creative. And don’t lose heart when you are hated, not loved, not recognised, not appreciated. Don’t depend on others for that. Bless them when they do this to you. They are yet to learn. They are also travellers , but shackled to dogmas, to egos, to darkness.
You are not seeking them.
You are seeking Him. Accept all situations, and transform it to beauty, joy, art, feelings, love, comrediery, brotherhood, team work, and expression of humanity.
Peruse your dream as if no restriction exists for you.
Yes, please see and recognise the same free spirit in others. Don’t do to others what you don’t want for you. Understand their dreams. Help them pursue their dreams.
Bring heaven here.
Be an angel. Discard all other designations. Stay a free spirit, because you are.
These are your rules.
Love
Divinitive

Make your own rules…Universal Rules…Be A Free Spirit

You, the embodiment of Soul!
You are a free spirit, spirit of Love and Joy.
You are straight from His abode, Heaven.
Then why are you sad? Why are you chained? Why do you have to go against your free will? Why are you stuck?
I saw a Bollywood hindi movie today called “queen”
I liked this movie, because it captured the Essenes of what I am blogging here. I will leave some still pictures of the movie that captures the joy of free spirit.
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Always view yourself as a free spirit.
Almighty has created you. He has sent you to this beautiful earth in order to rediscover yourself, to find Him thru his creations.
Yet you are caught in the web. Your spirit is no more free.
You have to work for livelihood and you hate your job.
You are in to relationships and community which make you to confirm to what the relationship demands from you, what the community demands from you.
You have defined yourself as dependant. Dependant on a job, on a relationship on a community.
So long as you are chained, how can you do justice to yourself and also to the demands made on you by others? You will be sub-optimal.
You will go thru the motion, without heart. You will be a confirmist. You will be labelled obedient, good, hard working and all superlatives. But no one will care for your feelings, your joys. You bury them for the sake of undeserving others. You offer your life to them. You are no more you. You are their instruments. Your achievements will not have that spark, that spark of excellence which He wants to express thru you. You can not rediscover yourself until you free yourself.
Unshackle yourself.
Recognise your dream. Pursue it fearlessly. He is there for you. Just have faith in yourself and Him. You are not alone. You are loved. Don’t hanker after pseudo love, recognition, remuneration etc. please see thru these external actions and understand the hypocrisy.
Weed out non-genuine from genuine.
Until you you are fiercely independent, you cannot justify yourself to you, your dreams, your passions, your talents.
Toughen your mind. Hence, first step is to not mind. Release others , and release yourself. Do not let your ego come your way to express yourself, express your dreams. Be unabashed about it.
Just lower your ego to rise yourself above.
Break free. F*** the norms that oppress you.
Form your rules. Rules of universe.
Love yourself. Don’t harm or hate others due to dogmas. See Him in every manifestations. Enjoy your efforts. Embrace and contribute. Love as if no restriction exists. Dance as if no one is seeing, sing as if no one is hearing, attempt as if no one is needed to approve you.
Be free and be creative. And don’t lose heart when you are hated, not loved, not recognised, not appreciated. Don’t depend on others for that. Bless them when they do this to you. They are yet to learn. They are also travellers , but shackled to dogmas, to egos, to darkness.
You are not seeking them.
You are seeking Him. Accept all situations, and transform it to beauty, joy, art, feelings, love, comrediery, brotherhood, team work, and expression of humanity.
Peruse your dream as if no restriction exists for you.
Yes, please see and recognise the same free spirit in others. Don’t do to others what you don’t want for you. Understand their dreams. Help them pursue their dreams.
Bring heaven here.
Be an angel. Discard all other designations. Stay a free spirit, because you are.
These are your rules.
Love
Divinitive

So He Didn’t Call……

Sooooo true
I fully agree. We are emotional and want attention. We need to be liked , to be loved. Particularly from persons who matter to you…..could be a friend, boss, stranger, relative, own kith and kin…..anyone where we invest our mind space of liking, desiring, wanting etc
We momentarily forget that we are becoming vulnerable..
We need to toughen ourselves

BLACK, WHITE & READ ALL OVER

Why didnt he call

So you see him, he sees you.

Your eyes meet and stay affixed upon each other like a moth to a flame.

You give him the once over, he gives you the once over.

Then your eyes meet again.

He walks over and introduces himself. You reciprocate.

After about 10 minutes of casual conversation, he asks for your number and you give it to him.

He said he would call you.  You said okay.

This happens on a Thursday night.

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