Pune bags another award!

So here we get one more honor which simply adds a feather to all our efforts taken throughout the tenure. Pune WICASA as well as WIRC bags the best branch award in the mega branch category at regional level as well.

Mumbai – the city of dreams, was hosting the award ceremony along with the members’ meet. The evening had so many celebrities (of finance sector) is what I would call them who threw light on various issues backed with their suggestions for the new committees at national, regional as well as branch level. With all the speeches done right, the much awaited award ceremony started and it really felt honored when we held high the shields which had our name as “PUNE WICASA” encrypted on it. So basically both achievements of being the Best Branch at mega level, that too at regional as well as national level was not just the because few faces smiling and posing towards the cameras with trophies. It was an joint effort of all our Branch staff – our dearest admin – Deepak Sir, our editor and always ready to help Reshma Ma’am, The accounts team who literally called me to collect my reimbursement – Suvarna Madam as well as Ramesh Sir, Aarti Ma’am with her broad smile, Swati Ma’am with always fake anger on me but true care inwardly, Meenakshi Ma’am with best welcome smiles, Kaka and kaku for that ever readiness to freshen up our tired minds with the best tea and coffee ever. Swapnil Dada, Manoj Dada, Vinayak Dada with ever ready to pull my legs attitude, Shwetali Ma’am, Prashant Dada and Phadke Sankul Team. All our faculties right from Sanket Sir to Sheetal Ma’am, ITT faculties, GMCS and Orientation faculties, our speakers each and every one of them who supported our seminars, events with their enthusiastic participation.

And lastly, a word of gratitude as well as congratulations to the faces who represent all of them right from Anand Sir to WICASA committee members. Special thanks to Rajesh Sir who gave me an opportunity to work with such great minds and explore my own self!

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Merry Christmas!

It is that part of the year where I miss my school days! Being in an convent school where we had sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers and friends – it was a perfect family at school. Today after nearly 6 years that schooling is done I do miss that “Christmas play” , The Santa, that crib decoration competition, every year’s birth story of Baby Jesus! Oh My God those carols and jingles were boring at that time but now even when I accidentally hear one of them it makes me feel so blessed being part of Stella Maris High School!

And yeah! It would be most wonderful gift of Santa if we could have a get-together – a reunion of school friends in those school premises with all those teachers who once pulled our ears and made us what we are today!

Christmas – is thanksgiving was what one of my teacher said is school, saying thank you does not change the scenario but it does make the person feel special and recognized!

So this Christmas I heartily thank all those school mates, the teaching as well as non teaching staff and each and every person who made school life a wonderful memory for lifetime!!

 

Oops!! Normally abnormal

I would like to open the blog with an question which you may answer at the end!
“Is this normal!? ”
It was “his” message, I will be there within an hour and it was Topsy turvy situation for me!!

I mean…. That dried throat…those butterflies in my tummy… the clock where minutes seemed to be ticking slow… the world seemed to be more colorful
The blue color box which has few colors spill on its outside out of nowhere seemed to be something so very filmy… Like the blue sky with colorful rainbow on it!!

I was fine just few minutes before reading a novel and sipping my coffee… All of sudden after that blink on my phone it feels like the breeze is touching my cheeks and making me feel more in love… The chirping birds are singing love songs… And the setting sun is painting the sky just for us!!

And a little later… I looked at myself in mirror with idiotic thoughts like…. OMG!!! Is this something like multiple personality disorder or is the heart that is pumping like the basket ball tribles once it is bounced showing signs of some cardiac arrest?!? The eyes visualizing him in every corner of my room was shouting about my madness and gush of thousands of pretty smilez on my face!

I was standing in the window which I hardly even look at… More then 10 glimpses down the lane searching a familiar face and ears all alert to hear his bike honk out loud!! (whereas honking normally irritates me to its peak)
A girl who normally has messy hair and clumsy attire is my description for own self (and I don’t have any arguments on the same😉😉)… Just took a look saying… Is my skin too oily… Am I too stout… This shirt is fine, right!? And what not… But then next minute I setlled down with my empty coffee mug like… Oh… Any ways he loves me in my pimple face or that complete make up wala face… So rest again!!!

It was 7th time on the lazy Saturday evening that I took tons of efforts to go downstairs and see whether he has come!! And nearly every second minute my poor cell phone was disturbed to check out whether he has come!

I was confused….

WHAT IS THIS???

And just typing this all in my words on my laptop… As my fingers moved on keyboard, there comes a hand guiding my fingers to end the blog as
“THIS IS LOVE – a heart to heart connection of one soul to the other”
Standing right behind me… There he had come with my favorite chocolates peeping out of his pocket!!!

(And Wow!!! What a beautiful way to end the blog was he writing the closing line)

Bappa… Evda aik na….!!!

With all Ganesha going back to their homes here’s a small request placed!!!

बप्पांचा निरोप घेताना दरवर्षीच डोळे अगदीच पाणावतात, १० दिवस पूर्ण घरात एक वेगळीच ऊर्जा पसरवणारा विघ्नहर्ता लाडका गणेश अखेर चालला आपल्या घरी!!!

बप्पा जाता-जाता तुला एकच मागावसं वाटतं….
तु इथे १० दिवस राहीलास, घरातल्या TV वर लागणारी news ऐकलीस, रोज बाबा पेपर वाचत असतानाही तु तिथेच होता!!! म्हणजे जगातलं वातावरण तुला माहीतच आहे!!

इथे ह्याचा accident, तिथे त्याचा murder, इथे हिंदू आणि मुस्लिम वाद, तिथे त्या दंगली….सगळंच सांगावं असं वाटत नाही कारण तुला माहीत आहेच
एक छोटीशी request, बप्पा आम्ही सगळे ना खुपच tech-savvy, sophisticated आणि अगदीच smart झाले आहोत (मुळात आमचे फोन smart झाले आणि आम्ही extra smart), globalization and असले काय काय भारी झालय पण ह्या सगळ्यात एक गोष्टीचा विसर पडलाय आणि तो म्हणजे “मी माणुस आहे, आणि माणुसकी हा माझा पहिला धर्म आहे”
हिंदू आणि मुस्लिम, Higher आणि lower caste ह्या गुंत्यात एवढे अडकलोय की आम्हाला हेच कळत नाही सगळ्यांचं रक्त लालच आहे, जगायला सगळेच श्वास घेतात, म्हणजे तिथे नाही ना आपण बघत की मी हिंदू आहे तर भगवा श्वास आणि मुस्लिम असेल तर हिरवा श्वास – असं काही नसताच ना!
बाप्पा आम्हा सगळ्या मुलांना ही सद्बुद्धि दे की आम्ही ह्या गोष्टीला समझु आणि माणुसकी हा धर्म पाळु, म्हणजे पुढच्या वर्षी तुझ्या स्वागतासाठी आम्ही सगळेच फक्त मंडप न सजवता आमची मन पण चांगल्यी विचारांनी सजवु!

गणपती बाप्पा मोरया. पुढच्या वर्षी लवकर या. !!!

Sister like brother!

Something off the track was on my mind today!! Somehow I just couldn’t figure out what was going back there in that mystery box of my head which was making me feel so very uneasy! And there went a light straight throwing my attention that its time to take my pen and write down something!! To boost my creativity and to get lost in the world of words!!!

But the next thought was on what should I write! And next bulb that glows up is “Rakhi” Yeah! Raksha Bandhan one of the super favorite festival of siblings who fight all day long… who scream out like hell on each other even if a useless gets misplaced, who will snatch each others ice cream, who will leak out secrets and yet again have a privilege to be each others secret box!! A festival to celebrate the bond of Brother-Sister relationship!!

Its weird right, the sister with whom that mischievous brother would have all sorts of fights and arguments is the one who cries the most the day she gets wedded off! Well for sisters too, goes the same story, a scratch on her brother’s knee and she will create an entire havoc out there with all huge tears and extra care and pampering!!

For me, Raksha Bandhan never had an special attraction (being two sisters). But as and when we grew up it did catch my eye! The time my younger sis comes and ties Rakhi and asks me what I have got for her on Raksha Bandhan are all part of the beautiful school memories!!

Being brought up, not less than a son, we were as such never depended on anyone for fulfilling our wishes or for protecting us! Rather what highlights now is, my darling siso can actually screw up anyone for even pinpointing at me, not less then that typical brother who has got so much of possessiveness and love!

So this one is for all those sisters who have been like brothers! Protecting your siblings from slightest of the hardships! and of Course specially for my Darling – Samu

You indeed inspire me to the fullest! From the early morning fights of why you wore my shirt!?” to the night time “Are you gonna help me with pulling my blanket or should I sleep without it” you just are a package of energy which makes me myself!

Even after long fights where we actually sit with our backs across, the minute I need you even with that cranky tone you will be the first one to lend your helping hand! Be it a bad day or that one smile which you extra had, it has to first be “gossiped” in and out in us…. Be it Mom calling or be it friends when its each others secret that are about to unveil we both can actually forget the world!

My dearest darling babie – You might not know this, but then yeah without your presence the house actually swallows me raw! You being the neatest person in our room of two and being the one who loves things kept in place and I being the opposite our childhood just grew….and school bags turned to college sacks and laptop bags!!

Things which still remain same are every morning we still get up with bucket of complaints and every night we still sleep with “you know what happened today” stories!!

Thank you Maa-Papa…for gifting me a lifetime “cartoon”, photogenic artist, a beauty with lots of brains, my late night chat box, my first time recipe taster, my best critics, my dancer, my makeup artist, my gossip queen…. And the list can go on….!!!

You choose!!!

Choice is yours… Your future is something what you create by the choices you make…

Basically you constantly keep making choosing things from the variety of options available infront of you…
Few choices are simple and don’t bother much… Like wearing black or white… Like a e-book or crosswords’ copy…like high heels or flats!!! It doesn’t matter even if you flip a coin and decide when it comes to such decisions… But every thing can not be decided so haphazardly and in such lousy way… Few decisions need to be taken wisely… Few choices must be made after a deep study as to how will the selection of option throw an impact on your life…

“Because life is a canvas… A plain white sheet where if you throw a colur once.. Somehow in some manner it will be a part of your final picture, you might hide it with a darker shade for your satisfaction that its not seen… But its visible”

So choice is yours… To make or to break… Both are in your hands… Both are dependent on your actions!!!
Choose wisely… Your friends, your career, your lifestyle, your habits… Because it is creating you… It is making a impression of what you are…!!!!

Smile and spread smiles

Lets get sporty!!

If we just get back to history or even try to put light on life of any successful person, we see that the name, fame, power and money never comes on easily. It needs constant dedication, patience and commitment. It is a combination of mental as well as physical stability that enables you to achieve your goals. And sports are one of the best way to engage your body in physical activities.

Unlike before nowadays sports has now also become a good option for your professional growth. The importance of sports in the youth is not just to keep them away from the bad habits and ill culture prevailing there on the streets. Of-course that is one of the benefits, but unknowingly it also instils lessons that are essential in the life of a student athlete. Sports teaches values of discipline, responsibility, self-confidence, sacrifice, accountability etc

In today’s world it is not much of value if you only have a bunch of degrees and all first-class grades, because that has become the new normal thing. Everyone around you is struggling hard to earn a degree from a reputed college or institute. The corporate world now demands something extra, it asks a simple question to you as a candidate “what extra you have from the candidate which was interviewed a minute before you!!??” There falls a difference as sports enriches the qualities which experts possess after lots of experience and several hours spent on personality development courses. Sports help you with character building and personality so you need not go to hours of coaching classes in personality development classes, they build a good posture of your body so you need not lift kilos of weights or starve for weeks to lose that extra belly fat!! It protects you from the frequently faced joint pains, obesity, strokes etc so you need not see the doctor often. It gives you enough freshness and energy to stay right up the day long so you need not consume all sorts of energy capsules.

When one is physically fit you achieve better academically. It helps you make new friends and develop communication skills. It instils in you the qualities which build you as a person. So basically if you need to speak in terms of CA students – “Only audits, client place and returns and no refreshment makes an article dull student” So just get yourself enrolled in any sports activities. Because it makes you competitive by nature, helps your mind become sharp and alert i.e. professional scepticism is awakened!! It helps your body boost up and refils the monotonous work life with a lot of zest and enthusiasm!!!

Keep playing, Smile and spread smiles