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Life was never simple, before things started flowing in air. Few scientists and engineers made it possible to travel the voice and video miles in seconds. Thanks to human brain.
Technology never restricts itself and many inventions took place in past and many are on their way.
This concept gave birth to Radio. In recent years Radio revamped its style casino pa natet and again got revitalized to make a come back into the entertainment industry. Now, there are numerous number radio channels flooded on different frequencies. And FM (frequency modulation) is I guess most popular for regional choices, which is often use for short and clear transmition.
It hit the market and concept is now selling gangbusters. People are looking up it for their business. Suddenly a group of society turned up and find addicted to it. Now they are in almost every Indian languages (including English).


Heading on a vacation solitarily is one of the fastest emerging travel trends among Indians,especially women and is making news for the young blood!

In this day and age where people are taking giant strides in the technological era;people have been sustaining themselves in a hectic life juggling family and work responsibility ;travelling alone is the panacea you need.Travellers claim that solo travel is the best way to see the world because you experience everything without dealing without anyone else’s prejudices,tastes or preferences.

As a novice,the very thought of strolling alone can be daunting but it sets you on a voyage of self discovery.You can either spend your day doing nothing or hop from one city to another.You can loll on a beach or visit remote ruins. Neither do you have to worry about your fellow travellers nor do you have to line up to what others want from the vacation.

Travelling alone lets you welcome changes with open arms. You don’t have to fit into any group or anyone’s agenda,give explanations or even disappoint anyone. You can even alter your plans whenever you wish to and always stay independent.

If you are venturing out for the first time ,you are bound to be apprehensive of the anonymous but when you are on your own,you are more aware of your vicinity. After travelling alone you will become stronger and confident about yourself.

Travelling solo is invigorating . As you interact with new people,your dynamics and conversations are deep and far more fulfilling. In addition to this,you gather time to pamper yourself silly,indulge in adventure sports,gorge on local cuisines and so on.

Countries like Costa Rica ,Ireland and the Philippines aren’t expensive countries and are known to be safe for tourists. Lodging charges are nominal and you can simply halt at the countryside where people rent out a part of their house.

So,here I can wrap it up by just confessing that if you’ve been leading a stressful life ,here’s when you cab take a break from work,colleagues,families,friends etc and spend time to make new friends and be with yourself.;)



Just like anyone and everyone, you’re leading a normal life…the one of an Aam Aadmi. As a school/college student, you wake up in the morning to go to school/college. You are compelled to attend the morning classes in half sleepy state or in complete senses (by sincere students). You comfort yourself in the dance period by aspiring to be the most graceful dancer in class, similarly you find solace in the aspirations of being a melodious singer in the music period, the agile athlete in the sports period and the proficient student in all the academic classes. While switching over from one efficacy to the other (as mentioned above), you carry those typical teenage sensations of being the hottest diva as a girl with a wardrobe brimmed with haute couture, and of being the handsome hunk as a boy. The hour-glass figurette or the six-packed abdominal structure is also something that leaves us aghast and awestruck.

You come back home finally after those chirping sessions with mates in schools, those seasoned looks ushered by you to your crush in between the classes and breaks alike, and after even those moments of horrendous embarrasment when seldomly you are showcased as the laughing stock of the town. You then rejuvenate yourself by watching TV or by tapping the keys of your laptop. You marvel through such electronic gadgets at the resplendent beauties of myriad actors and actresses, you follow the latest fashion trends from funky flip-flops to flashy watches. Again, comes the dismal occasion when you recall people who mock at your well-rounded belly, your dwarf height or other features of yours which they don’t consider upto-the-mark. You envy the girl/guy-next-door who seems to enjoy a Midas touch right from his childhood (…born with a silver spoon types;) ).

By the evening, you somehow convince your parents to take you out for dinner (.. allow you to go out with your friends rather..again that teenage symptom;) ) after you return from your tuition classes. This outing completely lifts your spirits high, and life again becomes perfect for you.. at least momentarily. You lie on bed ultimately after  going through all the events of the day. Again, before sleeping you feel like the knight when you stay awake and chat with your friends late at night hiding the phone from your parents. Even in your sleeps, you crave of partying crazily like others do.. all night!

Now just imagine yourself to be hit upon while doing something.. I mean to say that you just get that vibe .. you just feel that something you did just then wasn’t only done by your hands, legs etc; but from within … from your soul.. your heart.. OR you even don’t get to do it(at times).. but when you watch someone doing it.. you just feel that you belong there.

Now your life for heavenly sake doesn’t remain one of an Aam Aadmi as you choose to make a difference.. at times even an feel like the majestic soul of the world sent on Earth to be extra ordinary and a blessing in disguise for many. You realise your motive in life and you experience that inner peace.. in your wild fantasies. Now people’s comments on your physique, your skills don’t break you down.. instead you start looking up at them as another stepping stone towards your journey to success (where your heart lies..). Now you don’t crib when your parents’ turn down on your ask for a pizza instead you start respecting that decision and hopefully, even understanding it.

If you be true to yourself, you’ll agree with me that your life then gets transformed from the one of an atheist to that of a meditator..a peacemaker. Problems spring up from nowhere, even when you’re following your heart… and mostly even bigger problems show up on your way but now that positive vibe in you does the talking.

Now you don’t need those incessant clock alarms to wake you up, your soul rises along with the sun and you feel so passionate and enthusiastic along with the rising sun. Then you say to yourself that “enough of enviousness from others, now you gonna just compete with yourself.” your mind doesn’t wander now from being a dancer to a singer and so on… now you just want to be that one person..YOURSELF. You seem to have grown up overnight, when you understand the things happening around you.. they maybe in your favour or not.. and even if you don’t understand that reason.. you start respecting this fact and this aspect of life!

Your mind stops wandering now from your hottest crush(es) and centers around your heroic role-models. Finally, after all the soul-searching sessions that you go by when you decide to take that plunge to be who you were created to be , you choose to set the world on fire. In the path , you fail, you get rejected, you are told that you’re not good enough, you part ways with your dearest friends, you have to stay away from your family, you are mocked at, you are left shattered and embarrased at times, you feel too much loaded and exhausted to get youself motivated again and again, you lose the reason of your struggle in the middle of your journey, you lose people around you..and then if you are still left with something known as dedication, determination or discipline in you…. you now think of losing youself in it..because now you tend to be the most dangerous of all.. beacuse now you are left with nothing to lose… and that serves as the deadliest cocktail in the world!

And then, you WIN! You! Yes you! You win! Cheer up! Now party as hard you want to!! because it was all worth it! Now you don’t need anyone’s consent for its your wish to turn to people to take advices from them or not. You are left on your own now, because you show it that you can do it all by yourself. Your parents are proud, your friends return back to you, high headed people who discouraged you stoop their heads low in front of you.. and now, even this shouldn’t excite you, lure you and leave you strayed from your path. You should just accept all sorts of people, forgive them for all wrongdoings and make your perspective larger than their objective in life.

I will just wrap it up by saying that, there are somethings in life which everyone needs to learn in order to excel or survive. Some learn the hard way and others the smart way… the magnitude of intensity of those things, according to me , makes all the difference.

So just put on your magical garb and live the life that you imagine because that is the biggest adventure you can ever do in your life… the one of following your dreams and being a Passionate Junkie.



Momentarily, let”s all of us make ourselves oblivious of what the IPL is generally tagged with: showbiz, glamour, cheergirls, Siddharth Mallya-Deepika Padukone liplock, sreesanth-harbhajan slapgate, ShahRukh”s somersaults, preity”s loud cheer for her team, pollard-starc ugly spat, Sir Sunil Gavaskar bowing down to the master blaster, England”s ace woman cricketer Isa Guha being coveted as a superstar in India, sponsorships, broadcasting rights, multimedia partners, hotel industry, travel(airline) industry, after night parties, fashion world”s events, franchise owners with heavy purses during the auctions, electronic and print media, housepacked stands in the stadia, Ness-Preity”s relationship status, Shoaib and Sidhu raising their hands for the same team in the studio unlike their playing days, Shilpa-kundra marital journey parallel to the IPL, match fixing scandals and so many more.

Critics stress upon the uninevitable glamour quotient in the IPL, coronating themselves as the cricket aficionados of the “purest” form: test cricket. To all such people out there, I would love to vociferate that the “purest” form of cricket was way back in the seventeenth century in England, when women used to play in hoopla skirts bowling under-arm. After that, all that took over were the transformations in the game.

IPL was inaugurated in 2008. During the same period Zee network”s “Indian Cricket League” was operational. It was an enormous success. The annual tournament, played mostly in Indian summer has gone from strength to strength and is largely viewed as being the “richest” tournament in world cricket.

Until 2012, the Indian Premier League was sponsored by DLF after they paid $50 million for the five-year sponsorship. Pepsi took over the contract for the 2013 IPL after paying close to $72 million for the 5-year contract.

Let”s take a sneek peak at the “goodie-goods” of cricket, now. Every national cricket board in the world wants to incessantly face one problem while selecting its team and that is the problem of plenty. IPL sets the podium for even that. Sunil Narine(for Kolkota Knight Riders) burst onto the global scene when he set the stage on fire in the IPL. After numerous quarrels between the West Indies Cricket Board and Chris Gayle, it were the giant man”s bludgeoning knocks in the IPL(for Royal Challangers Bangalore), that set the path for his entry back to the national team. Azhar Mahmood(from pakistani origin) was drafted onto international cricket arena via IPL(for Kings XI Punjab). Shane Warne, Ricky Ponting, Rahul Dravid, Lasith Malinga(from tests) are few of the great cricketing legends who after calling it quits from the national duty continued to stay in action in the IPL.This is viewed by people with a raised eyebrow round the world online casino as betrayal and insincerity towards one”s own nation citing the greed of money from the cash-rich tournament as the prime reason. The IPL contract vows to pay all its players the entire sum of match fees if the player is available for five matches in one season. So, if it just would have been that greed then all players would have packed their bags and left after the first five league stage matches. So, inevitably there”s something more to it which the spectator isn”t able to speculate. When a Sunil Narine confronts of missing a Test match for his nation just to be the part of deja vu of being champions in IPL, Lasith Malinga announces his retirement from test cricket when the Sri Lankan board stresses upon calling him for playing tests amidst the IPL, ICC sits down to chart out a window for the IPL in the international calendar of cricketing tours and such schedules, Sir Sachin Tendulkar plays in the IPL after retiring from T20Is; then, the human mind should work towards convincing oneself that the mind is unaware and unknown of the aware and the known(facts… I mean the latent meaning of those facts).

No where in the world one could have seen the coming together of Andrew Symonds and Harbhajan Singh in IPL after the monkeygate in 2008. Its often pressed upon that IPL should not be eyed by the capped players as a platform for staging comebacks in their national teams keeping at bay the other domestic tournaments, but the intellect betrays the eyes. Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Chris Gayle, Pat Cummins, Wayne Parnell are to name a few.

The double round-robin format of the tournament is followed by the knouckout stage to witness the triumphant team. Beisdes, all the international players who are mentioned above and some not, IPL does a world of good to the domestic uncapped players. From Paul Valthaty”s euphoric century which made the world witness an Adam Gilchrist as a second fiddle to him, to my personal favourite Pravin Tambe”s blitzkreig hat-trick who arrived onto the IPL stage at the age of 41, this emergence of domestic talent is the biggest withdrawal for me from the game and for many more Indians like me.

A young prodigious Sanju Samson or a Manan Vohra, is a delight to just sit back and watch.. and exclaim “future is safe now!”. Akshar Patel has been stupendous this season, so has been Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav and many more, leaving the Indian think tank with aproblem they would love to face perenially and that is the “problem of plenty”.

Yusuf Pathan”s belligerent 37 ball 100, Amit Mishra”s and Yuvraj Singh”s dual hat-tricks have been exemplary finds from all seasons who have stumped the critics responding with the straight bat simultaneously.

Hence, the tournament is a league for impregnable prodigies.



As I squatted down chewing the graphite of my pencil ,mulling over the paper, the unsung sagas of the sources of life: WOMEN, my mind worked like the shaft of a motor’s rotor, not able to adjudge the beginning and termination of the woeful vicious circles.

We are brought up in a land where every natural water body is considered pious and has a tale to tell ,and the innumerable peaks are considered to be the abodes of various mythological heroes(I doubt their divinity though).

So today I meditated about the above highlighted theme ,in accordance,with the perennial reverberations on “Women’s safety and empowerment ” by the news channels who are selling it like hot cakes and cold beer;) ;I reacquainted myself with certain “facts- of -the -matter’ while treading on this topic….These news channels vociferate that
the wincing cries in pain of women are heard by the deaf ears of the govt and the police;and hence “the govt and police” have to undergo meticulous scrutinisation yielding in myriad stigmas on their personalities.

But I claim for their innocence in such cases;and interrogate every complainant that in a nation where Women are coveted to be goddesses:the banks of wisdom and the drains of wealth, why should such divine creatures pull out pepper sprays from their kitchen shelves and use it for self defence from the delirious beasts instead of just using it for ‘seasoning their pastas’?

Why is the biological layout of a woman such that it surpasses through layers of lewd comments and fear in the hearts and minds of women whenever they engage in flings?….why are they the ones who lack in physical endurance and strength and have to creep over a guy(be it even a bodyguard let alone father,brother ,husband etc) in hours of calamity and endless sufferings?….when we are preached to be committed to only one being in our lives via the religious texts then why do we worship the gods who practiced polygamy,put at stake their wife while gambling?….it is just because we all are gigantic hypocrites who are corroding the society and its dwellers so slowly and softly that we won’t probably realize it till one day …the dawn breaks itself directly into the dusk…sparing us with dearth of sunshine…yes..i mean it.

Police can never ever be vigilant enough to break the shackles of the houses and catch the rapists red hand.

It’s the all mighty- almighty who can and He is probably relishing such events and that’s why we still have to look for scapegoats in the patrolling and the governance.

It’s he who has made female a second sex and it is in his name that we manifest women equivalent to several goddesses and the giver of life.

I would wrap it up with one short story:few days I came across a mother consoling her two year old son who was cribbing to go to school by saying that”why don’t you let me make you dress up smartly by being quiet….aren’t you interested in luring girls in school?” !

And that’s Where we as humans are wrong ,yes,There…Where women (that mom in this case) don’t respect themselves.

Without a doubt,that child was clueless about what his mom said but the sad part is that, he will grow up under her guidance and one day imbibe from her that girls are just meant to be lured, to be treated as sex objects….and even that day without a pinch of hint of what’s going on,he will obey his mother and trust her blindfoldedly .

I ask, where is that boy wrong, we all are raised by our parents …..taught what they wished us to learn and where was the scope in our formative years to doubt our parents’ upbringing?

But I know that 20 years later,we will blame that boy for being an animal, but what else can a being be bereft of the one he is trained to be ?

Past Events

Environment Events:

  • Park cleaning and awareness drives
  • Plantation Programmes

Theatre Events:

  • Basic theatre workshop for socially deprived kids. Approximately 30 kids participated in it. 
  • Theatre play with kids of children home: ‘Andher Nagri Chopat Raja’.
  •  Advance theatre Workshop for socially deprived kids. 40 children participated in it.
  • A theatre play was successful executed ‘Dark Side of Mahabharata’.

Art & Craft Events:

Saras Kala Abhiyan‘ designed for orphans/street children. In this workshop kids were introduced to the “VARLI” & “MADHUBAN” form of art. This abhiyan helped kids to learn about:

  • Painting/sketching 
  • Diya designing 
  • Pot Painting 
  • T-Shirt designing 
  • Paper Bags 

Other Events:

  • Celebrated several festivals with socially deprived kids 
  • Organized Devine Food ( langar seva) at Shukrtaal, Uttar PradeshSaras Art Movement: It was
  • Song recorded with socially deprived kids and used in play.
  • Performed a Qauwali in Minda Bal Gram by kids living there and it was written by Surendra Sagar a.k.a DADA.