Posted in Life's Like That

Happy Father’s Day

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I love you Nanna. I know I am very rude at times but my love for you is endless.

I cannot survive in this world if I don’t have your support and love. .  You are my inspiration and  role model 🙂

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Dad, wishing you a box of happiness

For today, tomorrow and always

With all my love!

Happy Father’s Day.

You’ve seen me laugh

You’ve seen me cry

And always you were there with me

I may not have always said it

But thanks, I love you

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the responsible and affectionate father’s here. Hope you are having lovely time with your kids today 🙂 …Parents are a treasure….we understand their importance much more when we too grow old …..

Cheers,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in India Shining, Indian Mythology : Scientific view, Inspirational Stuff, Life's Like That, My favorite Personalites, Things to Ponder

Essential Veda From Lectures of Swami Parthasarathy

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 As I was randomly browsing TV channels, suddenly I stopped for a while watching interesting thoughts on leadership by an elderly gentleman. I did not bother to change the channel listening to the wonderful thoughts of this gentleman.  He emphasised the necessity of a leading by an example and its importance. He said, just directing people/team members to perform scheduled tasks is not the feature of a leader. He said, a real leader leads his people by being a good example. So to be a good leader and to manage several people,  first, one must learn to manage oneself.

In the later part of the program, I understood that the gentleman in the TV program is Swami Parthasarathy, his mission of life is spreading the good message of Vedanta and helping people understand the beauty and power of intellect focussing on  the factors that influence the intellect through his Vedanta Academy

Got to listen to his wonderful lectures today and am sharing them in this blog post. Do take time , listen to them and try to practise those suggestions….so too will I 😀

Here are some of the gems from his lectures:

 What is Vedanta by Swami Parthasarathy

Happiness Within  by Swami Parthasarathy  :

One person smokes a cigarette and finds pleasure in it. Another person detests it. One lady divorces her husband. Another craves for and marries the same man. Therefore, pleasure and pain are not inherent in objects and beings of the world. It is in how you relate to them.

Vedanta is the art of relating to the world. Mastering this technique, you lead a smooth, pleasing existence – to yourself and to others.

The Art of Relationships by Swami Parthasarathy

Any relation that is based on rights perishes and any relation that is based on duties flourishes.

Living is an art, a skill 

Living is an art, a skill, a technique….you got to learn the technique and live it…thats all wisdom is about

Best Regards,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in My favorite Personalites, My Favourite Music

Some Of My Favorite Songs Of Mohit Chauhan

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Mohit Chauhan – This gentle man from Himachal Pradesh of India does not need any introduction. His singing is as beautiful, serene, pure as the place he comes from. It is quite impractical to pick BEST songs from his songs, however here is a list of some of my favorite songs of Mohit ji.  Do listen to them and have a nice day ahead 🙂

1)Boondein By Mohit Chauhan  :

” Koi ho
Yaadon mein
Palko pe boondein liye
Aaeina bani
Yeh aankhen teri”

2) Amma Puchdi Sun Dhiye Meriye  :  Love this particular part of the song where the Mother explains little child that our loved ones go near stars when they leave us.

“kuthi janda chadrma, kuthi jande tare ho

kuthi janda chadrma aa.., kuthi jande tare ho……

(o amma ji kuthi jande dilan de pyare ho)-2

chupi janda chandrma, chupi jande tare ho

chupi janda chandrmaaaaa, chupi jande tare ho

(o dhiye bhal nayo chupde dilan de pyare ho)-”

3) Guncha koi mere naam  : Serene and meaningful Ghazal . I just love listenting it 🙂

guncha koi, mere naam kar diya -2
saki ne phir se mera, zaam bhar diya -2
guncha koi……

tum jaise koi nahi, is jahan main -2
subeh ko teri zulf ne, shaam kar diya -2
saki ne phir se mera, zaam bhar diya
guncha koi……

4) Is This Love – Kahin Na Laage  :  Worth listening multiple times 🙂

Kahin Na Laage Mann, Kya Hai Yeh Sunaapan Aaha… Aaha…
Mujhe Tum Bathaado, Koi Tho Wajaah Do Aaha… Aaha…
Har Ghadi Ab Khayaalon Mein Keh Rahaan Hai Koi..
Har Ghadi Mere Khwabon Mein Aa Rahaan Hai Koi..
Is This Love….Mein Ne Na Jaana… Aaha-ha…
Is This Love..Tu Hi Bathaana Aaha-ha…

5) Tum Se Hi (Jab We Met) : Huh….would not write anything about this movie and this song…reason!!!! I do not know how many times I watched this movie and would not mind watching this movie for another 1000 times…..

Na hai yeh pana
Na khona he hai
Tera na hona, jaane
Kuyn hona he hai

Tum Se Hi din hota hai
Surmayi shaam aati hai
Tum Se Hi Tum Se Hi
Har ghadi saans aati hai
Zindagi kehlati hai
Tum Se Hi Tum Se Hi

6) Pehli Baar Mohabbat: This song from Kaminey movie has some magic…

Dil ne kaisi harkat ki hai,
Pehli baar mohabbat ki hai,
Aakhiri baar mohabbat ki hai,
Pehli baar mohabbat ki hai,
Aakhiri baar mohabbat ki hai…

7) Ankhon hi ankhon mein : This song from EMI movie is more famous than the actual movie, this was promoted very well in Ekta’s serial .

8 ) Bheegi Si Bhaagi Si From Raajneeti :

Raahein wahein bole baatein rumani
Aao baitho suno baatein kahani hai, haan hai
Taazi taazi lagey humko ruzana
Teri meri baatein yun to purani hai, haan hai

Khayalon se pale
Ye zindagi chale
Bheegi si bhaagi si
Meri baazuon mein samayi
Jogi si jaagi si
Koi prem dhun woh sunaye
Bheegi si bhaagi si
Meri baazuon mein samayi
Jogi si jaagi si
Koi raam dhun woh sunaye

9)Tujhko jo paaya: This unplugged version of the  song from Crook is good to hear.

Tujhko jo paaya ahan
To jeena aaya
Ab ye lamha theher jaye tham jaye bas
jaye hum Dono ke darmiyaaaaan

Tujhko jo paaya ahan
To jeena
aaya
Ab ye lamha theher jaye tham jaye bas jaye hum Dono ke darmiyaaaaan

10) Abhi Kuch Dino Se : This song from “Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji ” is refreshing and cool

Abhi kuch dino se suna hai dil ka
Rob hi kuch naya hai
Koi raaz kambakht
hai chupaye
khuda hi jaane ki kya hai
Hai dil pe shaq mera

Ise
pyaar ho gaya,

Abhi kuch dino se main sochta hoon
ki dil ki thodi si
sun loon
Yaha rehne aayegi
Dil saja loon mein khwab thode se boon
loon
Hai dil pe shaq mera

Ise pyaar ho gaya

11) Masakali : This Song from Delhi – 6 fetched national award for Mohit.

Masakali MasaKali
Ud Mataak Kali Mataak Kali

Zara Phank jhatak Gai
Dhool Atak aur Lachak Machak Ke Duur Bhatak

12) Dooriyan song – Love Aaj Kal : Good Song ….

13) Yaad Teri Aaye: Good stuff to become nostalgic 😉

Ek pal mein kya se kya hua jadoo sa kya chala
Tujhse juda hua to aaj khudse juda hua

Aaye yaad teri aaye jaaye
Jaaye jaan bhi na jaaye

Cheers,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Inspirational Stuff, Life's Like That, My favorite Personalites

My Daddy is Strongest :)

My Dad Enjoying the View of 'Flights'at GMR Airport

O seeker,
These thoughts have such power over you.
From nothing you become
sad.
From nothing you become happy.

You are burning in the
flames
but I will not let you out
until you are fully baked,
fully wise
and fully yourself.

– Rumi

Often, people mistake in defining the words “Rich” and “Poor”. According to me ,  a person can be termed as poor or rich on the basis of the dreams he has and the persistence he has in realizing those dreams. A person who does not have dreams and who does not believe in his dream is really poor. Dreaming does not mean “day dreaming” 😉

Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts transform into action.  My Dad is an inspiration to me and many. Whenever, I have a set back in any work of mine, I think for a while about Dad’s persistence in making his life and all the people related to him in a better manner.  He works hard with a child like enthusiasm and immense dedication even today immaterial of the nature of the task assigned to him whether it’s a role of Manager at Bank or President of the Colony.

He had a good childhood…ample food, lots of own fields. However, during the course of time they lost everything.  At one point of time Grand Parents, Dad, Uncles and Aunt and didn’t even have proper food to eat. Dad has to pause his education for a while and started his career at the age of 16 itself.  He joined in the lowest position in the bank and after several years he  went back to the same branch in the highest position as Manager.  People who used to speak to him in louder tone had to speak to him with immense respect and had to wait for long hours to meet him.   Dad is quoted as an example in several staff trainings at his bank.  Trainers take his example to tell people the importance of dreaming high and believing in the power of the dreams.  Dad’s inspirational story of “Messenger to Manager” is  quite an inspiration to many. Yes, it sounds like a Rajinikanth tale in a film. However, real life is much more sweeter than films 🙂

I never know Dad’s tough time, however when some of Dad’s old friends chat about the old days, when relatives visit us and feel happy about us….it really makes me feel proud being my Dad’s daughter 🙂  There is nothing great in my brothers and me having big dreams or achieving good amount of success; Dad dreamt good dreams even in his hard times and beautiful part is he strived/strives with persistence in realizing those dreams 🙂 . Looking forward with lots of hope to accomplish at least 10% of what Dad is doing while singing happily “My Daddy is Strongest!!!!”

Check this wonderful video about some more inspirational people…..

Cheers,

Prasanna Rayaprolu