Thursday, November 28, 2013

Ads Galore

A few collection my favorite advertisements. 
Some of them have been  very well picturised, while some of them have a very good message in them. It makes me feel so proud that we have so much talent in every field.

I love this Hukus Bukus Kashmiri song and the actors, especially the 2 kids
An ad. for Air Deccan
 This Preity Zinta Ad. was done by our daughter many years ago
Travel Ads for India

Here is a very old Goldspot Ad. I wonder whether any of you remember watching it

This is a real good one from Samsung, it has been shot somewhere in Europe. I don't know whether it has been done by Indians, I am not sure. However, I like this Ad. very much

This Center Fruit advertisement was also done by our daughter, it was shot in some small hotel in Bangalore :

There are so many good advertisements, you should also watch Reunion an Ad. for  Google, which is very good.

I hope you enjoyed watching all these ads. put up by me.  Tell me which are your favorites?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Appreciation Statements

Ten Appreciation Statements:
How many times we want to show our appreciation to someone we love, but due to various reasons we are unable to express it freely to them. Many times we decide that we must let them know how much we love them, but when the moment arrives we find ourselves tongue tied:  the reasons maybe many.
 If due to some reason you are not able to let them know how you feel about them, there is still a way to do so. 
This is what you can do: You can write the thing you most appreciate about that person in a piece of paper and hold it between your palms and  say, what you have written a few times with all your heart. Believe me, that person would definitely feel so good and might even give you a call/ email you/ or see you by chance somewhere: this would not  only make you happy but also that person very happy.
It is a win win situation, both the giver and the receiver are blessed.

You can even send appreciation to them by keeping a picture of them in between your palms/ or even telling it to their framed picture. It could be anybody your friend, spouse, parents, or your children. 
Thus even though they maybe very far from you, they would feel very good for you have reached them telepathically. For me it has always worked.
Doesn't it sound wonderful?
If on the other hand you are a Reiki channel, the same can be done by giving Reiki to their picture or just thinking about them.

So here are some Appreciation Statements, you can choose either one, or all of them to send them to people you really love and appreciate in your life:

You are loved.
I appreciate you.
You are an inspiration.
You are a wonderful person.
Continue to follow your heart.
I appreciate who you have become.
The world needs more people like you.
You are a blessing to those around you.
You are doing the right thing; keep going.
You make a difference in people’s
lives and are loved by them

You can even add some of your own too. 
Do you have people for whom you would like to show your appreciation?
Why not try telepathy?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Window With A View : An inspiring Story

The Window ( A Short Story From Afghanistan)

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.The men talked for long hours. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, and where they had been on vacation.

His companion looked forward to those one-hour periods where his world would be enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. 

Young lovers walked arm in arm and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance. As the man by the window described all this in detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the wonderful scene.

Days and weeks passed.

One morning, the man by the window died peacefully in his sleep. The other man asked if he could be moved next to the other bed by the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.
Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up to take his first look at the real world outside. He slowly turned to look out the window beside the bed. It faced a blank wall. The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his roommate who just died to describe such wonderful things outside this window.

The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall. She said, "Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you" There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations. Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled. You may be facing a wall now – something that’s keeping you from being happy. But God invites you to find a window there.

And that window is faith in God’s wonderful purpose in any and in every situation we may be in.
So isn't it better to leave the window of our imagination always open?

Friday, November 1, 2013

'Z' for Zest For Everything That Fascinates Me

                                                Zest For Clouds, The Sea,
                                                         And Life   

Perhaps life has given me lot of "Time", despite having to do the things,  that all normal women do in their lives, cooking, housekeeping being pulled from various directions, sometimes making us feel our time is not at all ours to use it as we would have wanted to use it.   
Yet, I somehow managed to have my own "Me Time".   In the midst of all this, I managed to do my post graduation, did a 1 year diploma course in the subject of my interest, then went ahead, and trained myself in Aerobics, Yoga and Weight training, learnt swimming etc., went and got myself 1st and the second degree of Reiki, and finally even got trained and certified to be a Reiki master: aren't you surprised?
 In the meantime, I was regularly contributing " Middles"  for Deccan Herald too.
 I remember being often asked as to how I managed to do all these things and also watch my favorite Soap Operas "The Bold And The Beautiful", "Santa Barbara", talk shows like, "Oprah Winfrey" etc. (those days i was really hooked). Of course I had no answer, for I myself didn't know how I was doing it. Although it was hectic, I somehow enjoyed that phase of my life, and I have no regrets.

I had this zest for life, I had to accomplish a lot  of things, and that too at the right time.
Soon my interest moved on to taking many spectacular cloud photographs, photographs of  our house both  interior and exterior, I never thought I had the knack to capture everything just the way I wanted. I found an excellent site to showcase our house and be appreciated, and also be  inspired by other photographs posted there by other people. This site is:
 Then I had another outlet and that was Flickr and also Cloud Appreciation Society, and from these sites, I made some really good friends from all over the world, sharing the same passion for photographing the clouds, the sunsets, and the sunrises. I never had so many friends in real life  as I have in the virtual world.
Of course,  how can I forget to mention the blogworld and the FB. With the internet opening up so many channels of interaction, I hardly ever felt the need to go looking for friends in the real world. Whether it is travel or food blogs, or polishing up our knowledge we have everything right here.
Okay, before I get carried away, here is what we did in the last 7 days. We decided to visit Andaman Islands for our 33rd wedding anniversary. 

We had planned a trip to the Andaman Islands some 2 months back. Some things didn't happen as planned, but on the other hand it landed us with some unplanned, yet pleasant events  before we finally landed in Andaman Islands. So no regrets here too, it was kind of serendipity,  I must say.

From the plane we could see so many Islands, so much lush greenery, everything looked picture perfect:
                                      Could it be one of the unexplored, or forbidden islands?

The blue sky, the blue sea, clouds  dancing merrily,  and the greenery, what more do you need?

 We liked Port Blair too, it is a nice little town, has many Handicraft shops, cloth shops where every shop has dresses made by Binny Cotton Mills and also materials of the same company, We stayed in Abeerdin which is right in the center of this town. Here you would find a big clock tower right in the in the center known as Ganta Ghar. Look how well lit the whole area is and the streets look very lively and bustling with activity.

We visited the Viper Island: It was hit by tsunami in December 2004.  It was the site of the jail where  the British  used to imprison convicts and political prisoners. It  has the ruins of a  gallows atop a hillock. The jail was abandoned once the Cellular Jail was constructed in 1906.  Before, the Cellular Jail,  it was this jail  in Viper Island, where the worst  kind of terror was inflicted on those who struggled to free India from the British rule.
                                           on our way to the Viper Island from Port Blair

The conditions at the jail were so notorious, that it got the name,"Viper Chain Gang Jail".Prisoners were chained together and confined during night by a chain running through couplings of irons around their legs. It was here, that these prisoners were said to be given the harshest labour, the Britishers were absolutely ruthless.

Among the ruins one cannot but feel the deafening silence........
The voices of so many freedom fighters shouting  the slogan, "Jai Hind", "Jai Bharat", " Vande Maatram" seems to be still lingering here. Every brick seems to say, I was witness to the horrors committed here....
The Cellular Jail:

One has to admire their zest for life, their zeal for freedom despite undergoing such hardships under very trying conditions, for they did not want to die without seeing their country freed from the tyranny of the British rule.
I wish we would often think of such brave people, who fought relentlessly for our country, for without them, we would hardly be breathing the free air around us, and be living  in a free world.
So this brings me to the end of the A-Z challenge, though for me  it was not a big challenge, for I never challenged myself to update everyday.
However, I would definitely update more about Andaman Islands, for there is so much to share. 
Now without delay can I expect some quick responses from all my blogger friends, what are you waiting for?
Shoot off your comments .....

Happy Deepawali!!