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About Prasanna Rayaprolu

Optimistic Soul like any other, in pursuit of the destined purpose of life :)

Good Bye 2013 an Year of Work…Travel…Masti….Welcome 2014

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Year 2013 was an amazing year . If I can summarize the Year 2013 in few words I can name it as Year of Work…Travel and Masti(Fun) with Family and Friends :)

In the year 2013, I got opportunity to work on several projects with several teams, there was lots of planning, lots of crazy work situations , lots of fun while dealing all the issues and lots and lots of happiness during the successful closure of projects :) . Thanks to all my friends at work who helped in completing works effectively and above all thanks to them for bearing me and my style of work ;)

In the year 2013, I was blessed to travel to somany interesting places in India…I traveled to love city Agra… and then to lovely Lansdowne and then to amazing Fazilka …In the year 2013, I got chance to explore different places in the lovely Capital of India, the New Delhi.

And any journey is beautiful only because of the people we have in our journey. The year 2013 was beautiful because of my amazing family members and lovely friends. Thanks to all of you for making my this year so special and beautiful.

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I wish all of you a Happy New Year 2014  and I pray that all of you have a happy, healthy, wealthy and successful year ahead :)

And yeah, New Year is a time of resolutions ;)….in this year 2014 I wish to focus on my health and international travel…looking forward to explore different countries :) :) :)

My  theme for 2014 would be to explore life to fullest extent without fear of anything :)

I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

Love you all,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

 

Visit To Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, Delhi

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My religious practices are always interesting and elusive to others. A Hindu Brahmin, who studied in Christian Missionary , who worked in Muslim Minority College and who has Sikh Friends will obviously have interesting perception of  God and religions. I love visiting temples, churches, Dargah and Gurudwara.

Me and My Solitude does wonders….visited Gurdwara Bangla Sahib for the first time and its a serene experience.

Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi, known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, and the pond inside its complex, known as the “Sarovar”, whose water is considered holy by Sikhs and is known as “Amrit”. It was first built as a small temple by Sikh General, Sardar Bhagel Singh in 1783, who supervised the construction of nine Sikh shrines in Delhi in the same year, during the reign of Mughal Emperor, Shah Alam II.

It is situated near Connaught Place, New Delhi and is instantly recognizable by its stunning golden dome and tall flagpole, Nishan Sahib. To know more about this wonderful place please check this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurudwara_Bangla_Sahib

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Dont miss visiting this Gurdwara when you visit Delhi next time :)

Cheers,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

 

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A Visit To Lansdowne, Uttarakand, India

Lansdowne Pics

Lansdowne Pics

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Lansdowne is a cantonment town in Pauri Garhwal district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.
Lansdowne was founded and named after then Viceroy of India, Lord Lansdowne in 1887.Lansdowne was developed by the British for catering for the Recruits Training center of the Garhwal Rifles. Lansdowne was a major place of the activities of freedom fighters from British Garhwal during British period.

This  September, I had the privilege of visiting this lovely place along with my friends. The beauty of this place is that it is still untouched by the commercial and polluted external world. This is an ideal place for the ones who want to relax from their office stress and for the ones who love spending time in nature.

Beauty of Lansdowne lies in its weather…one moment it is cloudy..other moment it is sunny and other moment it may drizzle…this lovely weather has capability to bring smile on any frustrated soul ;)

Me and my friends had long walks in this wonderful place and above all in life its not the destination that matters..its the journey and the people whom we who have makes the journey beautiful :)

You too check this place and you would love the visit :)

Cheers,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

 

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Taj Mahal : A Visit to City of Love

Taj Mahal Through My Lens

Taj Mahal Through My Lens

ishq bina kya marna yaaro ishq bina kya jiina…
(What is dying, without love? What is living, without love?)
guD se miiTHa ishq ishq
(Love is sweeter than raw sugar;)
imlii se khaTTa ishq ishq
(love is more bitter than tamarind.)
ishq bina kya marna yaaro ishq bina kya jiina…
(What is dying, without love? What is living, without love?)
guD se miiTHa ishq ishq
(Love is sweeter than raw sugar;)
imlii se khaTTa ishq ishq
(love is more bitter than tamarind.)
vaada yeh pakka ishq ishq
(This love is a solemn promise;)
dhaaga yeh kachcha ishq ishq
(this love is an elemental bond.)

Wah Taj :Taj Mahal Through My Lens

Wah Taj :Taj Mahal Through My Lens

I have been waiting from several years to visit Taj Mahal. And as said by everyone, everything will happen in our  life in the right time. Similarly, my visit to Taj Mahal finally happened in the right time with the right people.

On a weekend in this August one of my friend asked me , if I will be able to join Agra trip along with their team and special guests. I immediately said “Yes” as I was dying to visit this City of Love and that too Taj Mahal from ages. I was dreaming about having my pic at the famous bench at Taj Mahal.

We all started on a fine August Sunday Morning at Noida and reached Agra. The ride on express highway was awesome and the drive was a bliss. Roads are very clear and the route was perfect.

Meanwhile, journey to Agra was much more special. Me and my friend started talking throughout the journey. We both being Taureans and that too people born on same day started our talk at Noida and ended our chat at Agra. She started speaking things from her childhood to her marriage. I was talking to her with 100% concentration, however meanwhile in my heart I was happy happy as I was about to reach “Taaaaj Mahal…..one of the seven wonders of the world”. I was constantly checking, if we reached Agra or not. In our cab our Finnish guests were speaking in finnish and once in a while all spoke to each other, we ensured that we all in sync. My friend, like a professional Indian travel guide shared nuggets of knowledge about Indian Culture, Taj Mahal, Indian Agriculture with our Finnish guests. I was like “Is it?”, however did not express my doubts before our Finnish guests just to ensure I give moral support to my Indian Friend :P. I was sure our Finnish guests were not going to google the nuggets of knowledge shared by my friend, so i thought there was no immediate danger, even if the information were wrong :P

We finally reached Agra by 2pm and it was little humid. And I was like where is Taj Mahal..where is Taj Mahal mode. Understood that we cannot go in our cars directly to Taj Mahal, we went in the Government Pollution free cars to Taj Mahal.

Meanwhile, I was curious to know about each and every rock, each and everything about Taj Mahal. Unfortunately, the leader of our gang did not allow us to hire a guide. He confidently told us that he knows everything about Taj Mahal. We had no other option except to believe him.

Finally we reached the main place and must say its a beautiful moment. As usual with childlike enthusiasm I was in tears with joy. I was pinching my self. I was thanking God . thanking this friend of mine who provided opportunity for me to visit Taj Mahal. Meanwhile there were lots of professional photographers who were back of us promising us that they will capture amazing moments of Taj and Us. And I was really waiting for this. As if somebody spell a black magic on me, I went behind a Photographer and he took my photographs before Taj Mahal. Mean while my friends were calling me. I got my photographs clicked at various locations with Taj as background. I was feeling like a celebrity. Finally, photo session was done and I joined my friends.

By the time we reached the main location, the weather was awesome. There was cool breeze. Our gang leader plus our guide shared some facts about Taj Mahal, however I was not sure if shared correct facts. However, to ensure that we show unity before our Finnish guests, I did not ask more questions to our gang leader. I decided to check the facts by myself by checking in google later.

And when we were at the main location, I did not speak much, I was just mesmerized by the beauty of Taj Mahal. One of my younger Finnish guest, she and me were wondering how beautiful and serene it is to have a monument dedicated as a symbol of love. We were wondering, will we get such person who atleast would buy a nice villa for us, if atleast not a villa …atleast will we find a person who truly, madly, deeply loves us to that extent. Strange but silly thoughts were going in my mind about the serenity of love. I do know that History is hype, there were somany controversies about Taj Mahal, however nothing really bothered me when I was watching Taj Mahal. I was just happy that I go chance to visit Taj Mahal.

Beautiful Yamuna River

Beautiful Yamuna River

Meanwhile, somany visitors at Taj Mahal were dying to get photographed with our beautiful and classy Finnish guests. However, leader of our gang was worried about safety of our guests and was playing the role of bodyguard just to ensure that no one bothers our Finnish guests. Finally, I got to see a book store at Taj where I could buy a book about Taj Mahal History. I was happy that I have some reliable source about Taj Maha. And the leader of our gang was sure that his knowledge is more accurate than the book I bought .(I lost the book now :( ).

Finally we came out of Taj Mahal, we did some shopping, had good food in a near by restaurant.We started our journey back to Noida, Meanwhile one of our Finnish guest was amazed by seeing crows, sparrows, parrots, cows on the road. I was wondering what is so special in Crow and Cow. However, thought everything is God’s creation and each thing is bright and beautiful :P . Later on realized that these species are common in India but not in Finland :)

In our return journey, me and my friend did not talk much because we were dead tired. However, we are persistent taureans…how can we give up? we took a small nap and then again we started our talks. In return journey we spoke about Six Sigma, Agile PM, traditional PM. Knowledge Management and somany things related to career.

Taj Mahal and beautiful clouds

Taj Mahal and beautiful clouds

Finally we reached Noida with lots of awesome memories. Any anytime, its the journey and the company that matters…not just the destination. My visit to Taj was memorable because of the beautiful people :)

Cheers,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2013 in Delli Diaries

 

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