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Monday, May 23, 2016

Summer..... Not Sum...More... Please



BISMILLAH HIR RAHMAN NIR RAHEEM



Its being very tough this year it seems. Summer is refusing to go and to top it, all the water woes.... Huh.... Night before last we faced severe electricity fluctuations... And after some while the power went off.... Ohh gosh... When at home I find it still bearable in the day time but it gets very difficult at night. I think staying nearby sea side has its own disadvantages. Without air conditioners we are sleep deprived and I realized this only that night. Till midnight I was wide awake praying hard for the power to come back soon.


My prayers were answered too but not before teaching me a very valuable lesson. That night I remembered someone who once discussed how he doesn't sleep till 5 in the morning as the temperatures are still hot and when there is a power cut - which is very frequent at their place, it becomes even more difficult. Only after 5 in the morning when climate cools down the sleep returns too...


I have faced the power cut at night only once since summer started but it is a recurrent thing at their place. That night I could actually feel what he and his family with small kids goes through.... There are many such people who are going through the same difficulty. Many cannot even afford an air conditioner while some might afford to buy but later find it difficult to pay the enormous bills...


This incident taught me to be thankful to my Rab for providing me with such benefits and it also taught me patience during power cuts. I really get hyper at such times.... But there is still one more thing which has occupied my mind since then..... During the cold winters we distribute blankets to the poor. But what should be done in summer???? I couldn't find an appropriate solution, only that every night say a small prayer for all those out there who are suffering this problem. Sometimes somebody's pain is waiting to ease out with somebody's prayers. And that somebody may be you, isn't it???? And yes plant some useful trees this monsoon and to use water very carefully the coming year....


May Rab provides ease, relief and happiness to everyone.... Ameen

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Because I Smiled At Them....



BISMILLAH HIR RAHMAN NIR RAHEEM


What it feels to blog after a long time only one can understand who has been through it. When you really want to blog but just dont know what to write. Sometimes you just sit with your laptop with new post page open in front of you and staring at it blankly. Sometimes there were so many things but just couldn't decide what to write first. After a long sunshine weather when life takes you for a short while to a rough weather and everything feels chaotic around you I have realized just smile back.

An overpowering story compelled me to write today. I woke up in the middle of night yesterday and was later sleepless. I decided to read some moral islamic stories and googled for it on my mobile phone. Then I came across one story which changed my perspective to certain things. No matter what life does always smile back at everything.

I would like to share this story here.....


BECAUSE I SMILED AT THEM


The Sultan of Arabia had grown very fond of Mulla Nasruddin and often took him along on his travels. Once, while on a journey, the Royal caravan approached a small nondescript town in the desert. 

On a whim the Sultan said to the Mulla, " I wonder if people would know me in this small place. Let us stop my entourage here and enter the town on foot and then we'll know if they can recognize me."

Accordingly, they dismounted and walked down the main road of the town. The Sultan was surprised to see that many people smiled at Nasruddin but ignored him completely. 

Irritated and a trifle angry, he said, "I see that the people here know you but they don't know me!"

"They don't know me either your excellency", replied the Mulla.

"Then why did they smile at you only?" questioned the Sultan.

"Because I smiled at them." said Nasruddin smiling.

Reflection, courtesy and respect are mutually reinforcing. 

If some doesn't greet we should greet them. You are not going to lose anything.

Prophet (p.b.u.h.) said: " If you have nothing to give, give a kind word or even just an affectionate smile." 

" You cannot treat people by means of your wealth, hence, you should treat them by means of your moral conduct." 


---- A lovely story isn't it?





Sunday, February 3, 2013

Trip To Rajasthan - Part 2


BISMILLAH HIR RAHMAN NIR RAHEEM


Our next stop was Umaid Bhavan Palace Museum... The palace is very very royal...... I remembered my Akshay Kumar during the Masterchef days.... We had kulfi there, though very tasty but was loaded with lots of ghee....


Umaid Bhavan Palace Museum









Replica of Umaid Bhavan Palace


























Tent Site

Very adventurous...... Very amazing.....  Fun............. Thrill.............. I'll be short of words if I keep describing about this tent site.. I had the most wonderful time of my life here... 


























This was our tent - the last one in the row. 







Inside the tent......






Rajasthani girl for our welcome...



Having fun at night.........



















Brochure...





Ghost Village





















































Kuldhara Village

We all were asked to cover our head here....... Ghosts are still believed to be around here and hence for our safety we had to cover our heads. 

























A house in the village...




Inside the house.....




Guest room....





Washing Area.....












Room to go to Tehkhaana...



Way to go down the tehkhaana.....





Terrace.....
















Gadisar Lake






























































A Village Visit













































Fort Near Jaisalmer Shopping Market Area






Camel Safari














Shopping 


















Food