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A walk down the memory lane-Shimla

Time flies on restless pinions — constant never

It was around 20 years back, when I had left Shimla and all this time I never got a chance to visit it again until this summer. It is a wonderful place and I have always have been in love with this place ever since I first visited it. I got an opportunity to stay at this place when my father was posted at Shimla in 1993-94 and have my 5th and 6th standard from this place. I had studied in Chapslle Gaden School, near Lakkar Bazar and during this visit I decided to revisit my school and revive the good old memories. This school has had an impact on my education and I was deeply impressed by my Principal Madam who also happened to be my English teacher at that time. It was probably because of her efforts and continued insistence that I developed a knack of expressing my ideas through writing .She had always encouraged us to write independently on new essay topics and would not appreciate if we would copy from essay books or other available sources. school This time I met her after 20 years and it was an awesome moment .She looked as charismatic as ever and I was touched by her hospitality .The feelings are hard to express in words. I also met Mrs Dogra Vice principal at that time and it was really wonderful to meet her. Principal MadamclassroomDogra Madam Visiting my school revived my old memories, my classroom, and the swing where I would spend hours after school with my friend Rajan .It was all so awesome. The experience was doubled as my wife and son Mantej were accompanying me. swing

In the words of Charles Dickens: The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.

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Ek Din Bik Jayega, Maati Ke Mol-A day will come when you will get sold for the price of clay …..

One of the those songs,whose music ,composition and every word is appealing.Just lifts your mood up.

I have tried adding a translation for all those who don’t understand Hindi

Ek Din Bik Jayega, Maati Ke Mol 
Jag Mein Reh Jayenge Pyare Tere Bol 
Dooje Ke Hothon Ko Dekar Apne Geet 
Koi Nishani Chhod, Phir Duniya Se Dol 
Ek Din… 

Translation

(A day will come when you will get sold for the price of clay.

All that will be left in the world will be what you have said.
So, give your songs to someone’s lips
Leave a mark, then leave this world
A day will come)
Anhoni Path Mein Kaante Lakh Bichaaye 
Honi To Phir Bhi Bichhda Yaar Milaye 
Yeh Birha, Yeh Doori 
Do Pal Ki Majboori 
Phir Koi Dilwala Kahe Ko Ghabraye 
Taram Pam… 

(Misfortune may place a many obstacles in your way
But fortune will unite you with your lost beloved
This longing, this separation
These two moments of helplessness are transient
So why would a braveheart be scared ?)
Dhara Jo Behti Hai Milke Rehti Hai 
Behti Chara Ban Ja Phir Duniya Se Dol 
Ek Din… 

(A flowing stream never stops till it meets the sea
Become that flowing stream, then leave this world)
Parde Ke Peechhe Baithi Saanval Gori 
Thaam Ke Tere Mere Man Ki Dori 
Yeh Dori Na Chhoote, Yeh Bandhan Na Toote 
Bhor Hone Wali Hai Ab Raina Hai Thodi 
Taram Pam… 

(Behind the curtain sits the elegant beauty
Holding the string to your and my heart
May the string not snap, may the bond be intact
The dawn is about to erupt, just a little night left)
Sar Ko Jhukaye Tu Baitha Kya Hai Yaar 
Gori Se Naina Jod Phir Duniya Se Dol 
Ek Din…

(What are you waiting for still, my friend
Look in her eyes, then leave this world)

                      Video for the Song

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The President’s Visit

VIP duties for the medical persons usually means moving around them amid their tight securityFor I have done quite a number of them in the past few years; the craze and excitment I used to feel initially seems to have been washed away.

But this month when I got a letter from the hospital  administration regarding my deputation for honorable president of India’s visit on 15 march,I was super excited .

First of all it is an honor to be a part of medical  team of India’s first man.

Secondly I always have had this cherished dream of seeing the president ‘s security arrangements as it involves huge number of cars and men .Most of traffic on the roads is stopped when his team passes and as a common man I had watched it from outside but always wondered how it must feel to move along those fast cars traveling at high speeds .I wondered as if they had brakes in those cars !!!

Thirdly I have seen our honorable president Mr.Mukherjee enough number of times on T.V. and wanted to see him in live.

On the day of his visit , we asked to to join the duty at 6:30 am in the morning and we went to receive his excellency at the airport.It was jam packed with who-who’s of the region .I remember seeing probably every high up right from the governor to defense chiefs of the region along with seasoned politicians and bureaucrats.The whole atmosphere was filled with thrill of his arrival and on corner of the road you could see high security.

On his arrival he was given a customary march past along with dignitaries greetings .He had come with his wife and staff and then we went to the air force station.The Air force people had put up a splendid show but the best part was paratroopers jumping from the planes in Indian Flags colored parachutes and reaching the ground on a designated spot.It was really amazing and drew a lot applaud from the audience.

And  then we went along with Mr.President  to the governor house.All the roads on the way were empty due to high security and our caravan of nearly 100 cars zoomed past the city roads with police men all around the city .

I was wondering if Mr.President had even known the meaning of the word traffic jam !!!

After the lunch we went to PGI where convocation function was presided by his excellency.And there he was joined by the chief ministers of Punjab and Haryana.

Afterwards we went back to the airport along with the caravan which this  time around had about 150 cars.At the airport I got an opportunity to see all these high profile dignitaries form a very close distance .Actually I wanted to get photographed but the protocol did not allow that.But high point was watching the first citizen of the country amid his security and high profile dignitaries .

The driver of our ambulance had rightly remarked on the way:

           “Dr .Saab eh ta raje ne raje ,te asi ennadi praja,

        raje di shaan ta vakhri hi hundi hai

mai pichle janam rath chalanda si te es janam car”

Meaning : Doctor  they(President) are the modern day  kings and we are his people .

                   Kings magnificence is above all .

                    I was a chariot driver in last birth and a car driver in this birth !!!!!

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Mr .President

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