Posted in India Shining, Life, Life's Like That, Travel and Places

Visit to Lonavala Khandala in Monsoon 2019

Pune and near by places turn into paradise as soon as Monsoons start. Being a travel freak, I ensure I make good use of monsoon time for my travels every year.
This year it is extremely special because I am accompanied by my husband.This Monday, we started from Pune to Lonavala , our driver was quite good, he first took us to Narayani Dham temple which is in the starting of Lonavala. It was really a positive and amazing feeling visiting this temple. The temple is very well maintained and very huge.
From there we went to Bhushi Dam, it was quite crazily beautiful and happy there though it is crowded. Going there with a saree was quite a feat.
From there we visited the Lions point, Tiger point, Khandala. It was totally a dramatic, beautiful trip because it was cloudy , drizzling and was very beautiful spending time in those monsoon clouds…not to forget those hot chai and onion pakodas.
What are you waiting for….don’t waste the monsoon weekend…go and explore a beautiful place.

Loads of Love,

Prasanna Rayaprolu Chirravuri

Posted in Inspirational Stuff, Life, My Favorite Poems

Spring 2019

Spring

Sound the flute!
Now it’s mute!
Bird’s delight,
Day and night,
Nightingale,
In the dale,
Lark in sky,—
Merrily,
Merrily merrily, to welcome in the year.

Little boy,
Full of joy;
Little girl,
Sweet and small;
Cock does crow,
So do you;
Merry voice,
Infant noise;
Merrily, merrily, to welcome in the year.

Little lamb,
Here I am;
Come and lick
My white neck;
Let me pull
Your soft wool;
Let me kiss
Your soft face;
Merrily, merrily, to welcome in the year.

Loads of Love,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Life, Life's Like That, Sanatan Dharma, Some stuff for Inspiration, Things to Ponder

Friendship Day…today..tommorrow and everyday..

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Rich & Successful man and beautiful woman willI always have so many friends…even if you are not rich, even if you are a loser, even if you are not beautiful if there are any who treasure you, who love you for whatever you are, and then slap you and scold you to become best version of yourself..
they are the real friends…keep them close to your heart.
Happy Friendship day…today..tommorrow and everyday.

Loads of Love,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Complex Human Mind, Life, Life's Like That, Things to Ponder

Resilience In Testing Times And Your Value System

#ResilienceInTestingTimes
#TrickyTestingTimes
#YourValues #YourGoals #YourWays #Resilience #Patience #QuickWins
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Each one develops certain values, value system from childhood. The basis for those will be your personality, your family, your culture, your education and your passion for life.
 
However, the most interesting thing is adhering to the value system of yours throughout your life. Yes, we are the sole owners our value system, and one may say how is it tough adhering to one’s own value system?
 
Let me throw some light on this topic with some real time examples. Value system is perceived even in the minute but significant things of one’s life.
 
# Say, your value system says it is not right to cheat in examinations by copying. You adhere to it. You may not top the class. However, the test to your value system comes, when a person who doesn’t know anything, tops the class or gets a seat in desired course of study, whereas you are stuck because you were sincere to your value system.
 
# Say, your value system says it is not right to crave for money but to crave for good quality of work we do in life. However, the test to your value system comes, when the duffer of your class does well than you and belittles you by flaunting his/her material richness.
 
# Say, your value system says it is one beautiful life and one needs to work well achieve something, make ones own mark as an individual, do something good, useful to the society. However, the test to your value system comes when a lazy relaxed person sitting at home belittles you and your methods by saying “You are just slogging for no reason, see me I am enjoying the luxuries”.
 
# Say, your value system says it’s the inner beauty, character of a person matter a lot in comparison to external beauty. However, the test to your value system comes when the people who focus on external beauty do better in career and personal life.
 
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Yes, of course there will be testing times where you question the validity of your value system. However, if we move a millimetre from your value system we feel suffocated, we feel something is wrong. That’s the POWER of our value system. Though it is tough sometimes, we don’t realise that our values are what make us strong, make us powerful. We shouldn’t change or perturb from our value system seeing others.
Because our value system is our map of life and it is unique to our life 🙂
 
Do share your thoughts on this 🙂
 
Have a beautiful Wednesday ahead.
 
Loads of Love,
Prasanna Rayaprolu
Posted in Complex Human Mind, Life, Life's Like That

Real World Is Still Beautiful

#RealWorld #Tolerence #Gratitude #Religion #Politics

Happy Thoughts :)

I was having chat with one of my dear friend and suddenly as a part of our discussion this topic of “Is this social media, news channels making us more depressing and making us not practice gratitude at all? ”

“Trump threw paper napkins on the people waiting for aid”
“Read these 10 reasons on why Narendra Modi’s Demonetisation is a big flop”
“Once again Rahul Gandhi insulted BJP”
“Yogi Adityanath cares for cows more than humans”
“100 people dead in so and so city”
“Pakistan did it once again to India !!!!! “

Goddamn!! News are becoming sick, Overrated and manipulated. And above all due to more channels, more papers the authenticity of news is getting killed, every stupid data is not news.And subsequently more and more stupid memes are generated. Making us more bitter and bitter unknowingly. Yes, we have the option to shut down TV, disconnect the network router. You might be wondering what exactly is my ranting is about, what exactly is my drama about.

Real World is really beautiful. It isn’t bad as badly depicted in the media, people of different nations, different cultures, different religions really coexist very well. It is not that alarming.

Religion: Yes, love your religion. Know more about your religion, Share about your religion but don’t degrade other religions. It’s like you like you are proud of your mother, you tell to the World about beauty of your mother but for that you need not degrade other peoples mothers. Yeah, I am humble Telugu Brahmin, however my great friends are very good Muslim’s, Christians.We do discuss religion but we don’t kill each other or scold each other.

Politics: Each one is entitled to have their political views, we are inclined to one or the other party but just that other person has different views we need not develop grudges with them and make mockery of him.Yes, I am inclined towards one party, it doesn’t mean, I degrade people who support other parties or it doesn’t mean I support mistakes of the party is support.

In, Helsinki my favourite restaurant is in Mannerheimintie. Its an amazing restaurant where they serve Indian food, for a person like me, if I don’t eat Indian food for 2 consecutive days, I end up feeling depressed. And this restaurant comes to my rescue all the times. Hospitality of the owner and staff is simply amazing. Only after my first visit I realised it is not a restaurant owned by an Indian, it’s actually owned by a Pakistani. After all, India and Pakistan are siblings from same subcontinent.

Driving the point home… Real world is still really beautiful, don’t get carried away by strong and biased opinions in the news and different media.

Do share your thoughts.

Have a great day ahead.
Loads of Love,
Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Complex Human Mind, Life, Life's Like That, Some stuff for Inspiration, Things to Ponder

Karma, Product Backlog, Sprint backlog and the Program called Journey of a Soul:

Karma, Product Backlog, Sprint backlog and the Program called Journey of a Soul:

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I have very weird ways of working, when I have to work I work not really bothering about the time, food and sleep, and with zero disturbance from external elements ..so me generating ideas or strategies only in working hours is rare. In simple words, I am like Archimedes, I don’t know when my Eureka moments come.

With this kind of tasks, the ways of refreshing from work for me are a post on facebook or on my blog, walk in my office campus listening to instrumental music and photographing, Talk with like minded people on completely different topics.

One such evening at work, when I thought I am done with an outline of a concept, my senior colleague Anjali  asked me for a Chai. I don’t like missing an opportunity to have Chai with her, she is a busy bee and the best thing I like with her is spiritual and philosophical conversations.

On that day, as a part of random conversations, we started talking about Karma. We both being the Project Managers that too who work on Programme based out of Scaled Agile Framework, our conversations unknowingly got into the Agile way of thinking.

When I asked her what’s her take on Karma.
She explained me in following manner.
“Prasanna! Often we don’t understand why we go certain events in life. Often we don’t understand how we meet certain people, why certain people leave, why certain people are our family, our mentors, our close friends. All these sequence of events, people in life don’t happen just like that without any reason. They all are related to the Karma of our Soul. We feel more matured and calm when we see the journey of soul in different lives holistically. No soul can escape from the product backlog items of karma. So, it happens that in each life, called Sprint of life, the soul picks up certain user stories and the people we meet in that life are the resources assigned by God, for you to complete that sprint. So, the parents, siblings, mentors, friends, partners are all chosen to the soul by God before coming itself. And the repurcurssion of the acts of this life will be carried forward, so at any point we need to perform well keeping the processes, values in tact. The result of this sprint of life will continue to impact the overall programme of journey of soul . So, sometimes it happens that we may feel we are punished or disciplined for no reason by God. But it ain’t correct, everything happens for a reason “.

After listening to words and analogy of Anjali, I was just stuck in the magic of thoughts like an Alice in Wonderland.

Do share your thoughts.
Have a great week ahead 🙂
Loads of Love,
Prasanna Rayaprolu