चिंता, आशा, ममता और मैं

A couple of days ago, my dear friend and former colleague, Dr SC Malhotra, sent me a whatsapp message forwarding a video clip. He has done many audio stories for Vrikshamandir which can be accessed here. Dr Malhotra is a prolific commentator on blogs that are posted on Vrikshamandir. His text message forwarding the videoContinue reading “चिंता, आशा, ममता और मैं”

ते तणो खरखरो फोक करवो

This blog is dedicated to the memory of my mother, who left us on 5 May 2021 to the world she had come from. If she was with us would have loved listening to the embedded bhajan. Thanks to Tushaar, my Twitter friend from Vadodara on whose website Bharat Parikrama, I read his beautiful storyContinue reading “ते तणो खरखरो फोक करवो”

Anubhav; the experience

Dr Mukund Naware has worked for more than forty years in the field of dairying. He has been associated with a number of premier institutions in the dairy sector such as BAIF / NDDB/ Mother Dairy Delhi / Mahanand /Jalgaon Milk Union and Dynamix. Thus he has been exposed to work culture of organizations inContinue reading “Anubhav; the experience”

Poverty and Public Distribution System; Part – I

Nagar had sent this article to me several months ago. Of late, I have not been paying much attention to Vrikshamandir. Since the beginning of this year, I have had some health issues. Now that the situation is fast normalising, I thought, what better way to start regular posting on Vrikshamandir than posting this fromContinue reading “Poverty and Public Distribution System; Part – I”

आँख मिचौली; कथा पुरानी, संदर्भ नया

आप में से बहुतों ने शायद यह कथा पहले भी सुनी या पढ़ी हो । मैंने इस कथा को एक नए संदर्भ में प्रस्तुत करने का दुस्साहस किया है। अगर पसंद आये, तो आगे बढ़ाइयेगा अन्यथा आप ने तो पढ़ ही ली है! क्योंकि कथा युगों पुरानी है, स्वाभाविक है कि इसका प्रारम्भ वैकुंठ सेContinue reading “आँख मिचौली; कथा पुरानी, संदर्भ नया”

Practical and Productive

I posted a blog about two distinguished persons whom I met in person in 2017 and their life story, passion and unique impactful work that they were doing left a deep impression on me. Guruji Ravindra Sharma and Shri Deepak Suchde whom we fondly addressed as Baba, in February 2017 at the Development Management Institute,Continue reading “Practical and Productive”

A matter of height

I read this poem by Dr Pradip Khandwala on Facebook. I have attempted a translation in Hindi. I am posting on Vrikshamandir with his permission. डाक्टर प्रदीप खांडवाला की यह मैंने कविता फेसबुक पर पढी और उसका हिंदी में अनुवाद करने का प्रयास किया है, उनकी अनुमति से वृक्षमंदिर पर । A matter of heightContinue reading “A matter of height”

जिप्सीनी आँखों थी , अँधेरी रात के तारे

यह ब्लाग लिखना तो शुरू हुआ था एक कहानी “अँधेरी रात के तारे” के बारे में जो “जिप्सीनी आँखों थी” नामक पुस्तक से है।“जिप्सीनी आंखो थी“ पूरी पुस्तक यहां इंटरनेट आर्काइव से यहाँ पर उपलब्ध है । पर यहाँ मै “जिप्सीनी आँखों थी” से केवल एक कथा “अंधेरी रात के तारे” के बारे में लिखContinue reading “जिप्सीनी आँखों थी , अँधेरी रात के तारे”

Dr. Kurien and the first BOHO dinner

BOHO, or whatever this acronym stands for, is the Social club of the National Dairy Development Board established after we moved to the campus in 1970. The dinner was organised on the 1st of April 1971. The venue, main lobby of the old hostel. Apart from NDDB staff and their families, we had some participantsContinue reading “Dr. Kurien and the first BOHO dinner”

Story of a “hut” standing tall in the midst of the Athirappilly falls

When was the hut standing tall in the midst of Athirappilly falls, was made and who built it Social Media and Reality The other day I read the Facebook post by my friend Ananthanarayana Sharma which in fact is a forward posted by another Facebook user OLD BOMBY. I decided to write to Krishnan whoContinue reading “Story of a “hut” standing tall in the midst of the Athirappilly falls”

कथा, एक मित्र के ब्याह की भाग १ और २

कथा, एक मित्र के ब्याह की भाग -१ सुप्रसिद्ध अंग्रेज़ी नाट्यकार जॉर्ज बर्नार्ड शॉ ने कहा था की, “हर बुद्धिमान महिला को जितनी जल्दी हो सके शादी कर लेनी चाहिये और हर एक बुद्धिमान पुरुष को शादी में जितनी देर हो सके उतनी देर करनी चाहिये”। हमारा मित्र उनके इस कथन से बहुत प्रभावित था। मुझे नहीं पता की जॉर्ज बर्नार्ड शॉ ने स्वयं अपने इसContinue reading “कथा, एक मित्र के ब्याह की भाग १ और २”

Have I got it right ? क्या हम सही पकड़े हैं ?

Today Anas Haqqani tweeted. See the screenshot of the tweet and a couple of replies are give in text below. If you have, like me, all the time in the world to spend and really want to know who this moron is click here Yes, he is now a Talibani Minister in Afganistan. He wasContinue reading “Have I got it right ? क्या हम सही पकड़े हैं ?”