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Ganpati Bappa Morya – with a difference.

Ganesh chaturthi

My favorite time of the year is here, Ganpati Bappa has come home. Ganeshutsav is celebrated with so much fun & frolic across India. Bringing Ganpati idol home on Ganesh Chaturthi- praying for days- yummy sweets to eat – the Visarjan ceremony. Who would not love to be part of it ?

This is the time when I miss Mumbai the most. Every corner of the city is covered with people chanting Ganpati Bappa Morya ! Dancing at the beats of dhol tasha, visiting each others home to take blessings. Flocking up at Visarjan points 24*7.And, the mandatory visit to Lalbaghcha Raja. Those are some good memories I cherish. Every Mumbaikar feels the same. 🙂

People celebrating on Mumbai roads

I have been bringing Ganpati home since last two years & am teary eyed at the time of farewell. What hurts more is seeing that in our quest for celebration, we turn into destroyer for the nature. The elaborate idols made with POP & artificial colors harm the water bodies affecting the marine life. We have learnt from our mistake and are moving towards eco-friendly celebrations. There are campaigns educating people to Go Green !

  • Avoid using POP & artificial colors
  • Make your own idols at home using clay, soil or other organic materials- it will dissolve in the water bodies
                  Clay Gannpati made by my nephew
  • Color your idols using natural ingredients like, haldi- kumkum
  • Follow instructions from authority for visarjan at proper locations.
  • Do not throw away the decorations in water
  • And the one,I personally like most – Do visarjan at home in a bucket or a tank. You can then utilize the same water & dissolved remains of the idols in your garden. Bappa just changes form but remains with you in your own home.
    Visarjan at home in bucket
    Visarjan at home

    Let us all try our best to keep Bappa happy by celebrating in a eco-friendly way. Happy Ganeshutsav to all the readers !

    Ganpati Bappa Morya, pudhchya varsha lavkar aa 😃

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    Job Job Job !!!

    Its been long since i wrote a blog…got bsy in trying to settle in professional world…so ab finally have a feeling tat i hav kind-off settled in my new phase…Things seem so different in “pre-job” and “post-job” period…Had to learn so many new things. Each day teaches u something new…

    My initial experience of job training was awesome. Enjoyed the beauty of north-east. Every weekend travelled to a new place. North-east is a must visit for all those who love nature. The ILP(training) at Guwahati was the awesome time of my life. Had a wonderful place to live and no tension of food too…jst loved every bit of it (minus the regular training evaluations). The whole bunch of friends I had at training added extra  flavors to my life.Love all of dem fr being a part of my life !!

    Hmm, the training was the fun part till now of my job experience…But then came the posting…None of us wanted ILP to end.Bt as it is said tat all good things come to an end…so finally our training ended wid loads of happy memories.

    The original struggle began in the city of dreams,”Mumbai”. The city is more bsy than i had ever imagined…The only place where u are stuck in traffic  jam evn at mid-night. Initially I had was hesistant abt the city n how will I manage things on my own,etc,etc…But then I had solace coz my frnds were posted wid me here…So here also the “ghumne-firne” ke sessions are going on…n yaa I m blessed wid a wonderful ofc and a evn wonderful project team…Mere liye ek dum perfect team hai…puri mastikhor and bus always ready to party 🙂

    Thanks to my team members,I njy my day at ofc a lot… 😀

    Hmm…bt living in Mumbai is a struggle at first..But eventually i have come to like this too…At times one does feel of gng back home and living dere aaram se…bt aisa hamesha to possible nahi ho sakta na…So i m still in the phase where i want to go home,yet i wanna stay here n njy life more !!

    Well,i can jst say that i m njying the extra freedom the job gives me n yes i m learning to hadnle the extra responsibilities also tat come wid the freedom…

    In short, I m luving it !!!!