Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Way Forgotten

We Indians have forgotten the way we lived once a upon a time. Westernized, influence of various civilization who invaded us and ruled us; has just given way to a hybrid culture and civilization where we speak English as an official language which is not the national language at office. It is evident because, the very post which I have written now is in English. 

We consider people who know English superior and people with native languages inferior. It is a victory of Britishers and the defeat for ourselves. If you check history English has been around only for the past 200 years in India. Before that we had so many native languages and the base language of all was Sanskrit. 

How many people know Sanskrit today, other than the broken Sanskrit students learn at school as a scoring subject. Not many even know that Sanskrit is the official language of Uttarakhand. Do you know how many people around the world want to learn Sanskrit and its hidden fascinating meanings? 

Germany have so many universities offering Sanskrit as a subject. People from NASA have a separate wing of scientist studying the secrets of Sanskrit. The word is out that the next generation computers will have Sanskrit as their base language, as almost or all the languages in the world have been derived from it. Sanskrit is part of the subjects taught in a school in England, which produces the best ranking students every year. They say Sanskrit improves brain functionality and hence intelligence and IQ. 

No wonder, our Rishis and Maharisihis where world renowned scholars. Sanskrit was not a language of rishis and maharishis alone, it was the native mother tongue of ancient Indian Subcontinent. There are villages in India, who still speak Sanskrit. We are easily baffled by the western world. How many of us take the time to understand our forgotten fore fathers and the way we used to live and thrive. 

If Aliens would have visited the ages of Munis and if they happen to come back again to the Holy land of India, they would never believe that we are the descendants of the great Aryan civilization where the Rig veda once flourished. Even today there are Sanskrit scholars who teach the language of our fore fathers. I would like to leave a thought in your mind with the following shlok. 

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Would you believe me, if I tell you this shlok when decrypted can tell the value of Pi upto 31 decimal places. Sanskrit is just mind boggling language. Learn Sanskrit and teach your next generation. After all we can still get back few things which we have forgotten. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Life changing experience

Kris Gethin and Hirthik Roshan, my role models. Wanted to follow in their foot steps. Took up a workout routine of  Kris for 12 weeks. I broke down this into 3 weeks and a break of 2 weeks and again 3 weeks and 2 weeks and so on. 

It was an awesome feeling to see some muscles develop after so much hard work at the gym. My weight has not decreased drastically, neither has my appetite. My waist size has reduced from 38 inches to around 35 inches now. The fat I have lost are the muscles I have gained, so the weight got compensated. 

Workouts are more intense now a days. Have gone into the high 70lb levels now. Weight training has its plus. During the 3 weeks on, I did not miss gym even for a day. On rest days, when I am not doing weight training, I went for a run. Nike running app is really a cool app, it tracks all my runs.  

Bodyspace app keeps good track of your workouts. Could track all my workouts and store for later analysis. I used every fitness app which I could get hold of and used it to my advantage. I never thought I would get the six pack definition. But it is part of the diet I followed. From someone who suffered from acidity and breathlessness, to someone who can pic up the 100 lbs dumbbell without a sweat, or okay with a sweat ;) My fitness journey is here to stay for a long time now. I found passion in it. It's time you thought about fitness, before it is too late.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Dull 29th birthday

Going by the calendar it was indeed my birthday.... The 29th birthday .. But by the look of it, it wasn't the ideal birthday.

I did not get a chance to wear my new t shirt and jeans, and also was not able to take my dad mom and Priya for dinner ...

Had been to the temple early in the morning. That is the only thing to that went well.

The number of friends who wish birthday by phone has now reduced as I grow old. Facebook is the new communication channel. But my old friends do call me to wish. Feels great...

Yes, I was in office for the whole day till midnight... A cake cutting at office was the only thing that saved my day eventually..

The old lady at dakshinchitra , chennai who read my hands said that it would be a golden period for me from age 29-39.... :) It wasn't quiet the golden start though .....

I will never forget this birthday number 29, because of its uniqueness ...