Real Neat Blog Award

Hello Everyone ! I’m so honoured to be nominated for real neat blogger award by ”Manisha Nandan” thank you so much for this.

She’s a really great blogger who writes poetry, to know more about her : click here

this award was created by ” KITTY ” in 2014.
FROM KITTY ‘S SIDE – Late in 2014, I made this new award: the Real Neat Blog Award. There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention. So, I will try to do something about that.

Follow her on WordPress at – https://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/

The Rules of the Real Neat Blog Award are

1. Put the award logo on your blog.
2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

Questions –

1. Where do most visits to your blog come from?

Top 3 Places are

1. India 2. USA 3. UK

2. What is your favorite sport?

Chess

3. What has been a special moment for you so far in 2018?
My daughter’s first day of school ❤️

4. What is your favorite quote?
Expand your thoughts and you will enlarge your World.

5. What was your favorite class when still at school?
Last year of school that is 12th std. And I always use to love dance class.

6.Anything you had wished to have learned earlier?

Swiming

7. What musical instrument have you tried to play?
Guitar and piano.

my nominees are :
https://family5power.org
https://lifemorethanexistence.com
https://bluefishway.com
https://tanyasblog417441432.com
https://shehannemoore.wordpress.com

My questions are:

  1. What is your biggest win?
  2. Your Moto in life?
  3. Why you love blogging?
  4. Which is that one movie which has inspired you the most?
  5. If you have read my blogs , what’s your favourite blog written by me ?
  6. What’s best life advice you ever got from someone?
  7. What is Your definition of love?

Many thanks to ―Manisha Nandan for nominating me, I’m happy that you considered and deemed me worthy enough, means a lot to me.
I hope you all enjoy reading my posts on positive side of coin.

Thank you for reading 🙂

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Untold Saga Part 2

After reading my last blog Untold Saga my father narrated me one more story of my Grandfather. He said that after returning from Pakistan to India, My Grandfather took a break for some time, due to the partitions issues and the chaos created, his parents and family didn’t want him to leave home. It was after long three years that things settled down a bit and he joined The Bakhra Canal project as a Supervisor, This canal was constructed from River Sutlej through Nangal dam and the water from the dam also reaches parts of Rajasthan. Its construction was taken up first after Independence, for the welfare & development of the people of Northern India. The construction of this project was started in the year 1948 and was completed in 1963.

He was a very loyal and hard-working man. It was his sheer hard work and dedication that got him felicitated by the then Prime minister Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru. He was awarded with Silver coins kept in a green colour velvet bag which my grandmother had treasured.

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Bhakra-Nangal Project: A view of the Nangal Hydel Canal 1952

After this project my Grandfather got transferred to Sukhna Lake project, which is currently a very beautiful lake that lies in the foothills of Shivalik range & inside Chandigarh adding scenic beauty. The unique thing about Sukhna Lake is that it is a man-made lake. My grandfather was posted there as a supervisor from early 60’s till he took his last breath in 1968…..

It was also there where a very interesting incident happened somewhere between 1960-’63. There used to be a guard working under my grandfather whose duty was to look after the water drain gates. Once, an executive engineer came to the site for inspection. He was about to enter the drain gate area for checking where the guard did stop him, not allowing the Engineer and other officials to enter that area. Well, that was his job. He was told not to allow anyone to enter that area and he was just being loyal to his job. Any ways, officials tried to convince him to let them enter as the person standing there was a big officer and he might have to face the consequences of not letting them in. Any other person hearing this would have allowed to enter for the sake of his job, but this guard struck to his decision and said he will not allow anyone to enter in any case without the permission of Pandit ji (my grandfather, people in his workplace used to address him as Pandit ji). Well this was his loyalty for his job, for his boss that fear of losing his job didn’t deter him from his loyalty towards his job.

Then executive engineer had to send his car to bring my grandfather to the site. It was only after grandpa’s order that the guard allowed to enter the drain gate area.

Then all the other officials there were concerned that executive engineer might get angry after this incident. On the contrary engineer got mighty impressed with the loyalty of the guard and rewarded him with Rs 50; it was a huge amount considering that the guard at that time was paid Rs 55 as salary for whole month. Loyalty pays.

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Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh

Thank you for reading ❤️

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Untold Saga

I have never met my grandfather…! As he expired long before I was even born and my father was just fifteen at that time….Basically, I grew up listening about his stories from my paternal uncles and my grand pa’s sister, who is still alive.

I really feel proud of him and tell the world proudly that’s he was supervisor at the Bhakra Nangal Dam project in Himachal and Sukhna lake project in Chandigarh….

As well all know that in 1947 India was divided into two parts – Pakistan and India. A lot of lives changed. My grandfather was one of them who had experienced the partition very strongly and gone through a altogether different phase of life..

The saga of struggle and survival still rings loudly in the memories of my uncles… Once he narrated me the whole story about my grand father….He was government officer and used to work in Lahore, now in Pakistan. The year 1947 historically changed the destinies of many people and one of them was my grandfather….who was working there. People used to call him panditji….He survived with help of one Muslim guy who used to work with him.

For twenty days he continued to walk – thirsty and hungry….in one set of clothes and finally reached India with help of that one Muslim guy who helped him to reach this side of border. This clearly states that even after the geographical partition, INDIA wasn’t divided at hearts!!

A lot of untold saga of human life exists out there quietly narrating the painful struggles that people had gone through.!

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To my dear reader ❤️

Blogging community is truly wonderful. There are so many fantastic people who are part of it, posting great things and are in general just great human beings. It has been an amazing year for me as a blogger. I am extremely happy to have experienced it. My family and friends bring me joy. Life is good most days. Now I want to thank all the amazing readers and bloggers.

Strange is this world of blogging
The one I consider my own
Belong to everyone of us!
Our meeting on WordPress
It’s like someone listening to you.
Thank you all my dear readers
For reading and liking my thoughts
Thank you ❤️

My dear reader!
I want you to know that I am grateful to you for being here, investing your precious time in reading what I write. Hope it helps and keeps you entertained always.
Thank you So much !!! ❤️

With Love,

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Inspiration : Learning For Life!!!

I use to see her every morning at 6:30am from my balcony doing yoga with her husband and reading books for him in the park. One fine morning I introduce myself and my husband to her. She had one in a million smile to win the hearts of many. A versatile personality in her eighties, wife of retired Squarden leader from Air Force.

Then for a while I got busy with my work and we relocated at a different place. Where l could not hear any thing from her for almost 2 years.

This year I met her again in some common friends gathering, I asked her, where is uncle….she told me he passed away last year…I felt sad to know that.!!! I took a long pause and kept quiet for a while.. then I asked her how does she pass her time now…and the reply was really inspiring which shook me from toe to head, she said that she has enrolled for two diploma courses and taking care of uncle’s books that he had written and the paper work left behind, I was impressed! I didn’t had words to express my feeling about the courageous emotion that she just displayed through her glittering eye. A real inspiration for youngsters to follow. She proved that age is no bar at all if one wants to learn at any point of time! All you need is some inspiration, and even I believe this strongly !!!

Learning is a continuous process and the true learner always looks avenues to learn from anybody and everybody. There is no bar on learners age or the age of the teacher. People learn from their success, achievements and failure. Learning is possible at every stage of life.

A young child can teach you something which you may have not learnt till now. Similarly, every old and poor man can teach you something very new and important.

No matter what your age is you can always start learning something.

Nowadays we have access to so much information through our computers, internets, websites that it is really easy to learn new stuff. So it’s good to keep learning lifelong.
Lifelong learning is about creating and maintaining positive attitude to learn both for personal and professional development. Lifelong learning can enhance our understanding of the world around us. It also help us to improve quality of our life.
There are many benefits of lifelong learning like it keep us involved as active contributor to society. Lifelong learning help us to adapt change, it increase our wisdom. It create a curious mind and leads to enriching and self fulfilment. It help us to make world better place.
And last but not the least it gives us courage to LIVE & Let Live !!!

No one enjoy loneliness. And through lifelong learning older people make new friends and establish valuable relationship. Keeping your mind open and inviting new and innovative ideas to flow in is the best medicine for long life.

So, I feel one should keep on adding to their knowledge for betterment of society and for self growth & development 🙂

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Hand written letters : Are real treasures

My Mom asked me to clear my old bookshelf, where I found old bag full of old letters and greeting cards…woo old memories of nineties came in front of me. Birthday cards, letters from friends and cousins. I remember receiving letters and cards always put smile on my face 🙂

In today’s time we people communicate through Facebook, watsup, Skype or email. But we definitely loosing something. Text messages cannot be treasured in the way, my teenage letters and postcards have been for a years. Emails and text messages cannot replace excitement and thrill of receiving and opening personal letter.

I always love getting cards and postcards from someone I love. Letters were way to express our feelings and thoughts which I found difficult through text messages and emails. Letters have always been nice way to show someone how you care. Now I understand that why we were close in those days and todays generation is lacking that connect.

Letter writing is an art, sometimes exciting, full of detail. Letters were joyfully received and replies penned. They were saved and treasured and often handed down through families as keepsakes and histories. An email is archived after few seconds of reading but letters you can save for years.

Writing letter adds human touch to your relationship. I feel this is reason that earlier people were more closer to each other or they understand each other more then today’s time. Sometimes letters help us express our feelings in a way that we can’t over phone,Skype,through phone or even in person.

I remember my father was abroad for few years when I was kid…he use to write letters to mom which she treasured and cherished for years.

Personal letters were long things, but when was the last time you received a long, rambling email? They’re very rare, Instead they tend to be short notes with a brief bit of news, knocked off very quickly, often as we’re in the middle of several other things. They’ve changed the art of letter writing. How many people would want to save emails? Some are worthwhile, but they’re few and far between.

Compared to letters, emails are little more than an exchange of notes – and for the most part, letter writing has fallen by the wayside. I miss those good old days!

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