Wednesday, April 30, 2014

My daughter's book on Maya Anglou in hindi

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Mai-Roz-Udit-Hoti-Hoon-/121331195397?

buy this book online from the above link

xoxo

Haryanvi Novelties

 

 

Daamann

 a traditional dress colloquially named as Daaman or ('Ghaaghri'  ..i.e.
A very heavy, bulky and beautiful skirt worn by womenfolk in villages
 
.the upper part is termed as Dabotta ....i.e...The top portion of desi skirt (Ghaaghri) from where the thick rope ('Naaadda) is passed through  to tie the skirt on the waist
 
Laamann ..i.e...The bottom portion of a desi skirt ('Ghaaghri')













 
 
 


 
 
 

 

 

 

 



both the above pics are Daamans but made up with Dowati ..i.e...The thick, hand-made cotton cloth
 
 

 
 
 
 
All the above 4   pics are Phulkaries (shawl embroidered on Dowati ..i.e...The thick, hand-made cotton cloth)
 


Chund-di Same as 'Chunni' in Hindi

 


Aangi ..i.e...Blouse to wear with Daaman (skirt)

 

Topaa (decorated with embroidery and patchwork cap with hood for kids)

 
 
 
 
 

Traditional Jewelry box for Haryanvi women


 

A Haryanvi woman with all traditional jewelry with Chunda
Choonda   ...i..e...A hair style of rural womenfolk - to tie the hair with strings on top of the head
 
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

MY DAUGHTER'S STORY GOT PUBLISHED IN DAILY NEWS PAPER IN HINDI



AFTER taking my lunch I just approached my couch to have a nap in the noon. Temperature is going at its heist point these days, so I thought its better to cool me down in AC room. Just than bell rang and I got up to open the door, it was postman with a big grey envelop in his hand. I got it from post man and hurriedly opened it up carefully( may daughter used to get annoyed when any of her postal envelops be opened in haphazard way). It was National Duniya of April 13 with my daughter's story published  in it .I read the story it was beautifully written.





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  I am really proud of may daughter. Also I read the column of writers with answers to the questions  about their writing accomplishments. My daughter's answers about her writing carriers were also published last year,  when i got acquainted about her writing carriers through that news paper I was amazed





 



 
 

Monday, April 28, 2014

the traditions housed in Museum

When I first stumbled upon   the tapestry crochet bag( in 2006) on the net HERE. I jumped at the sight of it, when I was younger,  the girls in our village (in Haryana state) used to made a bag for their dowry, nowadays it does not have to be seen anywhere.
tapestry crochet bag
tapestry crochet bags

 
When I  accompanied  my daughter
to  Kurukshetra for her story recital, we visited Dharohar and their I come across many traditional things along with these bags
 
Now before y’all schooling me on  Haryanavi traditions, I am highly aware that this particular one has lost steam in recent years  and placed in the  Museum ..but I am hoping for its revival.

These  Haryanavi traditions could use a bit more colour ……….I will make one for sure in this year …….a bag with any animal figure using raw spun cotton yarn with colour.



 
xoxo




 


Friday, April 25, 2014

My Jtropa,fabric vases




I just finished this planter today- I kinda like the way it turned out if I do say so myself. I have already had a few compliments today! I put in my china rose, with red flowers,  (which is my favorite- it was in the movie i recently watched (didnt remember the name of the movie, but that is probably one of my favorite movies of all time),i isolated it during repotting - my champa, my jatropa, and jasmine, roses.




I love mixing the different things up. I planted another pots with seasonal flowers but they have a way to go until they get photographed. I will post pics of those soon. 

the editor of WE emailed me for articles  on special issue, so while working on a magazine article I came across these beautiful felted vases by Dutch creative Erica Hogenbirk. She studied fashion design and specialized in knitting techniques. It shows, because the vases, stools and bags look gorgeous. As do the patterns she chooses. They are inspired by nature, tattoos and even maps of churches. The material used is all  natural. To see more of her work please visit her website.
xoxo

नये दौर की नई चौपाल

 नये दौर की नई चौपाल



हाइटैक चौपालों से शिक्षा व रोजगार

राजकिशन नैन

पहरावर में नये जमाने की चौपाल की आधारशिला।
देहाती दुनिया में चौपालों का समुचित स्वरूप समुन्नत होने जा रहा है। चौपालों में वक्त-बेवक्त हुक्का गुडग़ुड़ाने और सारा-सारा दिन ताश की बाजी लगाने के दिन अब लदने लगे हैं। गांव की परंपरागत चौपालों की जगह अब नये दौर की नई चौपाल लेने जा रही हैं। रोहतक जि़ले के पहरावर गांव में हरियाणवी अंचल की अपनी तरह की पहली हाईटेक चौपाल की नींव ज्येष्ठ कृष्ण पंचमी (रविवार, 22 मई) को विधिवत्  भूमि-पूजन के पश्चात रख दी गई है। पहरावर की ग्राम पंचायत ने गांव के बड़े-बुजुर्गों की अगुआई में कलानौर हलके की विधायक शकुंतला खटक के हाथों नई चौपाल की आधारशिला रखवाई है। चौपाल के लिए जिस जगह का चुनाव किया गया है, वह हर दृष्टि से भवन निर्माण के अनुकूल है। पहरावर के बीचो-बीच ऊंचे कडफ़े पर स्थित इस जगह पर पहली दुर्गनुमा चौपाल अस्थल बोहर की गद्दी के पांचवें महंत योगींद्र चेतनाथ ने छपना अकाल से एक साल पहले विक्रम संवत् 1955 (सन् 1898 ईस्वी) में चिनवाई थी। उस चौपाल को गाम-गुहांड के लोग ‘बड़ी परस’ कहकर पुकारते थे। गांव के जिन वृद्धों की स्मृति में उस परस के सुंदर भित्तिचित्र दर्ज थे, उनमें से प्राय: सभी वृद्ध अब परलोकगमन कर चुके हैं। सत्तर के दशक में उस परस को ढहाकर दादा लाधूराम ने नये जमाने की जो परसनुमा इमारत खड़ी करवायी थी, वह लगभग छियालीस साल तक वजूद में रही। उसकी माटी उठने के बाद गांव के युवा सरपंच प्रवीण कौशिक एवं उसके सहयोगियों ने इस जगह पर हाईटेक चौपाल बनाने की ठानी है ताकि युवक-युवतियों को पढऩे-लिखने एवं करिअर बनाने के उत्तम अवसर यहां सुलभ हों। इस अत्याधुनिक सुविधा संपन्न दोमंजि़ली चौपाल में एक बड़ा हाल, आठ कमरे, रसोईघर व शौचालय की व्यवस्था होगी। इसमें गांव की युवा शक्ति के लिए कंप्यूटर, इंटरनेट आदि के साथ-साथ कोचिंग कक्षाएं व सिलाई-कढ़ाई जैसे उपयोगी कोर्स चलाए जाएंगे। कंप्यूटर व प्रतियोगी परीक्षाओं की तैयारी के लिए जरूरी सामान व सुयोग्य अध्यापकों की नियुक्ति की जाएगी। ग्राम पंचायत की इस अनूठी पहल से पहरावर गांव की नई तांदी अभी से भविष्य के प्रति आशान्वित हो उठी है—
‘बदला रंग-ढंग, बदली चाल, जाग उठे माटी के लाल।
चमकाएंगी देश का भाल, नये दौर की नई चौपाल।’
किरमारा गांव की बेजोड़ थाही।   चित्र : नैन

Thursday, April 24, 2014

MORARI BAPU, THE SECRET.........

 
THE SECRET since last wek. But due to my tight schedule I was not able to sit in front of TV. Than yesterday  a good friend of mine  Santosh who  knows how open minded I am and also about all the reading I have been doing in regards to meditating, yoga and energy work; so she told me I had to watch this movie called “The Secret” and that it could change my life and I was like, WAH! let's see!!
 
 
 
I just finished watching the film and its crazy it almost confirms my thought process of how powerful the mind is and your Imagination is everything, & how its a preview of life’s coming attractions!
Also while yesterday while watching Ram katha  live from  Bodh_Gaya  on Aastha_TV  ,   Morari_Bapu  told the gem words of  _Buddha   below;
“All we are is the result of we have we have thought”  – _Buddha

How true!
Again I can say:

What can you do right now to turn your life around?
--Start making a list of what your grateful for.  Gratitude in your life.  (It will shift your energy and thinking  to positive)
--VISUALIZE.  “When you visualize, you materialize”  The feeling creates attraction.  And the universe can make your dreams come true!
Those were just a few good points I took from the film, it really opens your eyes to a whole new light.  I’m sure its not for everyone, but if this can help just one more person that makes me happy.
XOXO
 
 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth day, my daughter's writting piece in news paper

Do Mother Nature a big favor today:   recycle your plastics and glass bottles.
Since last week I use to grab all the glass and plastic bottles, so that I can gve the demonstrations how to convert the plastic bottles and glass bottles  into utility articles. And today I gave them demo for making   beautiful settee out of plastic bottles………I apologize for the post without  photos , that is  I am not able to post photographs of the demo here ,as my cell-phone camera was not working today
Make flower pots with plastic bottles
 


 
To begin, you need a plastic bottle , , cello  tape , a cotton ball , soil  and a plant ( or seeds to grow one).
The first step is to cut the bottle in half  .
Next, you need to make a hole in the cap,   you can also use a nail and hammer.
To fill the base with water, it should cut a notch in the side of the base .
The second step is to screw the cap on the top of the bottle, then place  up upside down in the base and glue with  cello tape.
After this step you can decorate your pot in the way that suits you, with fabric , ribbon , paper , beads ... all depends on your imagination.
Before planting your plant , you must place an absorbent material in the cap , such as batting , rope or paper towels.
This will ultimately prevent the soil from flowing into the bottom and also attract water into the top compartment to moisten the earth.
After it only remains to add the soil, and watch your plants grow all! These are the three pots 

MY daughter's writing


My daughter's article got published  in National Dunia on 20th of April 2014 on page 8
xoxo
 

Friday, April 18, 2014

My Dad, nostalgia, Ghir Ghir Ke Aayi Badariya - Ek Thi Ladki





This is an older very beautiful song. My father use to utter occasionally especially staring clouds overhead. Wow what memories.  

 



 

This beautiful song is composed in raag "malgunji" taal roopak.  


Today while walking on the jogging track for my morning walk suddenly it got dark due to clouds overhead they were sailing towards the north it seemed they will just shower upon me but they were not. and I continued my brisk walk and got nostalgic remembering my dad for the dark clouds………..
My dad and Jim_Valvano's quote 

On the afternoon before my matriculation in 1969, we all were st our farm standing under  jaandi

Tree, we used to live at our village Kharkari-Makhwan in Haryana. My father was posted at Jorhat  Air force station. He always in his rural traditional outfits while at village, and on that day, and on that day he’d brought   Dhoti, afreshly pressed khadi white shirt and a khesi my nanu had gotten him for a gift  to my mom for him when mom visited nanu at his place’s remember what he was wearing because it was the first time I noticed him kheep twigs weaving a rope to carry the fuel-wood . He was chanting the song Ghir –ghir ke aaye Badariy while staring clouds and weaving rope I still remember his dhoti wrapped like a half pant.

“Dad,” I said,” have you ever seen the picture contained this song?” my sister laughed and my mother got upset, accused none of us of taking an interest. Because my father became so emotional while on this song that he cant utter a word, and his eyes were filled with water….
xoxo

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Meaning of My own countray

 

 

 

On 15th of April  my daughter met  Krishna_Sobti  at her residence in  Malyia Nagar, Delhi  she was with her from 11:AM to 3:00 Pm that day they discussed literature at length . Today I read her on Jansatta and felt how great she is.

have a read her article on the link……………

Clipping of Jansatta, Jansatta, Hindi, 17/04/2014 :readwhere

xoxo

Rain, my walking area


 I usually got up early in the morning ut today it rained  and rained all through my morning walk time than I sit in front of computer reading Shirley_(novel) of  Charlotte_Bronte written with pseudo name . Then it stopped raining and it was 8:AM.  The weather was cool and soothing instead of being late I set out for a walk . MY CELL-PHONE CAMERA DID'NT WORKED AT THAT TIME .....SO LITTLE LLATER I CAME OUT TO GRAB THESE PICKS OF MY WALKING AREA.

 
I felt that moment TODAY IN THE MORNING...and it was pure bliss!!!

This is third  day of rain in four  days. Forecasted  more tomorrow. The sweet scent of moulding leaves and seed pods fills the air and there is the constant drip, drip of rain falling into shallow puddles from 4 morning till 8.The downspouts gurgle, the rain barrel gently overflows, and all the flowers lower their sodden heads. 

My walking area





You know that feeling you get when spring finally arrives?

This is where I walk, at my residence and it is called Apna Park. You can see the big trees of local and exotic family, with lash green view, and a  Pipal tree where people pray. whereby the piped municipal water from the tank is channeled to this so called park.
And we paid a premium for the Park in terms of view   of its greenery, jogging track,
Puja_ , it looks nice and green, and I guess with plenty of mosquitoes. Especially these days

Anyway I shouldn't be complaining, I at least have an area to walk everyday sheltered from the traffic and pollutants. Thank God for the little mercies...and Thank God that I still could walk in the morning and evening.
 

 

Oft a little morning rain
Foretells a pleasant day.
Sometimes there are clouds of gloom,
But these are transient all;
If the shower will make the roses bloom,
O why lament its fall?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I feel like I want to savor every moment of this fleeting season, really stop and smell the flowers in park, and anything else in bloom.


 
 
 
 
 
The rain is falling all around,
It falls on field and tree,
It rains on the umbrellas here,
And on the ships at sea.










Todays full moon. The pic of that night itself



 
 
 
I wanted to smile all day long, throw open my windows, and view from my  house that haven't seen the greenery of that tree  of day since many months ago.

What a way to start my day!!!
 
 
 

 


 
 
 

 

 xoxo

Monday, April 14, 2014

Visit to Bnagala Sahib on birth day of my daughter

I stumbled on a folder of Gurudwara on my computer ! that inspired me to post the pics and text here..............
Gurudwara_Bangla_Sahib is an important historical and religious place in India. Dedicated to the eighth Sikh Guru, Sri Harkishen Sahib, Gurudwara in our country  means a Sikh place of worship or a Sikh temple. On a recent trip to New Delhi I, along with my wife and her brother-in-law, decided to visit one historical Sikh temple called Gurudwara Bangla Sahib located at Connaught place, in New Delhi.
(Sahib is thus written and spoken, as a form of respect to someone of high authority. Sikhs, therefore, call their Holy book as Guru Granth Sahib. Guru Granth Sahib is considered a living Guru; a living entity).
at 12:10 AM on 2nd April 2-13 in her room
 

 
My daughter in Gurudwara
 
 
On 2nd april of 2013 my daughter  and I were in Gurudwara_Bangla_Sahib celebrating my daughter’s  B day. We happened to be Gurudwara_Bangla_Sahib just about time for the tea at 8:00AM. They do Shabad . and offer tea at 8:00AM  morning   each  day. I really wanted to have tea there, but my daughter  wanted to shop next door, kanishka-shopping-plaza-if I remember correctly. So we agreed that I would go to have tea at guru  and she would go shopping, and we would reconnect via cell phone.
 The Gurudvara was, of course, amazing, outside and in.
Guruprasad - in My daughter's hand
 
I was in awe and felt very reverent. They have it set up so that Sangat can walk around the outside of the interior of the gurud , while they conduct Shabad .  recital  in the center area. It looked like there were about 100 people there for tea on stairs that could easily seat twenty times that number. I just kind of wandered around looking at things and enjoying tea with Kachori -   (in English).
Source: self Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
 
Source: self
 
When it came time for a prayer, I stopped walking, bowed my head, and closed by eyes.  
Source: self
 However all the other Sangat  kept walking, talking, and even taking flash pictures.
Source: self
 I was somewhat taken aback. In our custom, no matter what people are doing in one of our buildings,
Source: self
 if they are within hearing of a public prayer, they stop what they are doing and wait reverently until it is over.
 
  I stopped and waited until the prayer was over and then said Sat_Sri_Akaal.
My lovely daughter


I have conflicting emotions about the experience. On the one hand, I was really glad to be a part of Sangat at a historic Gurudwara. I have always enjoyed Shabad . And I think I’m glad they open it up to the entire world. On the other hand, the whole experience seemed a little sacrilegious. I can’t imagine us opening our Sacrament Meeting to the public like that, not to mention our temple worship.