Thursday, July 14, 2011

Make A Difference!

MAD's Gullivers Travel…

Life can be strange..there are times when we get things that we didn’t even dream of and sometimes.. we crave for things till eternity. It’s a never ending thirst of wants that we always yearn to fulfill.. Little do we realize how besotted we are with those wants that we never appreciate what we already have. The more we drink murkier it gets! So self-involved are we that we fail to realize how lucky we are.. There are so many things we have that others just dream of..And for some it may always remain a dream!
It’s been a day since I visited ‘Sharansthan’…’s an orphanage.. I still can’t forget those smiling faces..happy just because someone has come to see them! The bond was instantaneous, the twinkle in their eye as they looked at us just made me realize the apparent. Now….. let your heart do the work.. just FEEL.. when someone whom you have just meet wants to remember you forever,  without any expectation.. pure love.. on pure delight of just of meeting you! Feels really good isn’t it? Just ONE meet and so many smiling faces.. All of them eager to know more about you as if you were someone great..a superstar…!

 All of this on my first day with MAD(Make A Difference)…  Just few weeks back I was wondering if it’s really worth the weight to join MAD, college..classes..with all loitering to be done! So many important things to do.. Sparing two hours would be like giving up my life! <A really heavy sarcasm intended! :-|>.. But these two hours are what really matter.. These are the two hours that are going to make a difference, in not only yours, but also in someone else’s life who is not so lucky..not so privileged as you are. A little care shown.. Can bring a hell lot of difference in this world!
'Make a difference’ is an NGO run by youth of India. It caters towards teaching spoken English, computer knowledge to children at orphanages, it doesn’t end just there, with practically no exposer to outside world, their mind is a blank canvas. You are the one with the brush..with the liberty of using myriad beautiful colours to portray of outside world for them, so that someday when they decide to face the world on their own it won’t be completely new to them. All because of you.. A Lilliputian contribution with not so Lilliputian effect!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

नागपूर.. आपली संतराबर्फी!

बे.. बे.. Beee!

बे Asa kasa….?!
These are few mahol <awesome! ;)> words one needs to add to one’s Spellman’s syllabary in order to survive among the ferociously vivacious genx of Nagpur. I mean it.. have you ever heard of the word ‘Toll’?? .. NO!?.. u are an outcast here.. don’t worry though.. guys here are pretty helpful! It’s the most happening word among the guys <want hint.. “Paai bee.. tiche ‘toll’ paai!”> One thing’s for sure.. By the time you leave nagpur you’ll to develop pretty awesome nagpuri vocabulary enough to dumbfound so called <already ngp fearing..> ‘Punekars’ and ‘Mumbaikars’ <Don’t be surprised to find a slight smirk on their face.. only initially though…. Later on they too become just as hopeless!>  
 Girls from Nagpur are the quintessential of consummate dressers.. :P No not in the artistic sense…. I mean they ‘perfectly reach the highest point’ while dressing! Covered from head to toe… Be it summer… be it winter or for some even during rainy season <god help those creatures!> a SCARF <or should I say headgear!> is a must! It’s really a mystery for us guys, for we always keep wondering.. what kind of ‘double LOL khoobsoorti’ are they trying to hide from us! No wonder their stakes are always raised…! This is what you can imagine them look like…

This was something about ngp’s teenpeople.. Now.. let’s take a detour to some of the happening places of Nagpur. If you are new to ngp and have no idea where to go in the evening.. ‘Dharampeth’ a.k.a DP is the place. Catch hold of any guy walking down the street and ask him ‘Tell me THE most happening place in ngp..’ Dharampeth would be the war cry! A war cry.. YES! All most all the finest and the most refined chicks of ngp are found here.. :D And trust me when I say every evening every other guy out here in DP is brimming with testosterone and after looking at every chick thinks it’s mating season, let’s lock horns..!
And the chick…. just walks by!

DP has many ‘lock horn’ sites.. Most visited is the Amul Ice-cream parlor.. then Dinshaws <these two are located side by side! :P>.. Harry’s Pastry Corner<Amazing pastrys.. totally yum!>, Traffic Park<Biker zone.. Right from Suzuki Hayabusa to Kavasaki Ninja!!! You’ll find them here.. it’s all high power action>, Chocolate Room, Maitrey CCD…
Nagpur being the center of India<’Zero Mile’ is in Nagpur you see..> you’ll find many who come from different parts of India to pursue their graduation here. So morning time.. breakfast time on roads! ‘Keshav’ is where you can savor our daily ‘Poha’ <Have poha with ‘Tarri’ your nose will also start watering.. there’s a possibility that you’ll start to farting fire!>. Shankar nagar tapri, Prince tapri, Kasturchan Park are some other morning fire farting joints.

Farting fire is one thing.. If you want your ass to breath fire… Or if you are one of those people who keep on wondering what if my ass was a ‘Bazooka’ :P ‘SAOJI’ is the place! Considered to serve the spiciest food varieties.. But the problem is in yester years there was only one Saoji.. Now there are many.. :D Tiger Saoji, Roman Saoji, Chintu Saoji.. <No name must be as violated as Mr. Saoji’s!>     
But the brand still survives.. ;)
One must visit place is ‘Barbecue’. No place in ngp serves non-veg food as tasty as barbeque. Eat there once and the next time you visit the place even before the order arrives.. on just entering.. your mouth will start watering.. You will be ‘Aatmofied’ to be a hungry savage.. A truly spiritual experience! :P This place is a foodie’s delight.. ‘Tangdi Kabab’, ‘Butter Chicken’, ‘Tandoori Chicken’, ‘Chicken Tikka’, ‘Afgani Handi’.. You name it they have it! Taste.. guaranteed..! Satisfaction.. DOUBLE guaranteed!
Now.. Oranges! What we know this city for…. But the fact is there’s more than oranges to this city.. It’s the spirit that is cherished! <Takes time to get used to.. but a worthwhile experience!> Trust me when I say for Nagpurkars It never ends at oranges.. It’s always something more! There not much to this city.. not if you compare it to Mumbai or Delhi.. Nagpur has just reached puberty! This orange.. now is not just an orange.. It’s fully ripe, ready to be something to reckon with. That santra has become a barfi now.. Something new and dynamic.. A whole new avtar!