• सपना भी मे, सच्चाई भी मे!
    Deepak Bhansali | 26-May-2020
    अंधेरा भी मे, उजाला भी मे, मे हु तो सब है, मे नहीं तो कुछ भी नहींI   देखो तो नज़रियाँ हु, दिखाओ तो नज़ाकत हु, ख़ामोशी की ज़ुबान हु, झुक गयी तो अपमान हुI   ख़ुशी भी मे, गम भी मे, दोनों मौको मे नम भी मे, दूर भी मे, पास भी मे, आस भी मे, एहसास भी मेI   न हो पायी मुलाक़ात हु, अनकहे अनसुने जज़बात हु, बंद हु तो सपने हु, खुल गयी तो सच्चाई हुI   हालातो से सिख गयी तो इंसान हु, हालातो को बिक गयी तो हैवान हु, मे तुम्हारी आँखे हु, चाहो तो आज़ादी, चाहो तो सलांखे हुI
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  • KALAMWALI SALUTES SATEJ PATIL, RUTURAJ PATIL AND D.Y.PATIL GROUP
    Team Kalamwali | 18-May-2020
      “The political maturity of a country is measured by what citizens willingly do for themselves and one another.” Frank Prochaska Citizens of Maharashtra have known the D.Y.Patil family for many decades now, especially for their tradition of helping the needy. But when the Global Pandemic of COVID 19 broke out, it caught everyone off guard. However, Ruturaj Patil, one of the youngest politicians, grandson of Padmashree DY Patil, took this opportunity to go all out with offering every kind of help using his own time, personal resources and continuing the tradition of helping. Along with the Cabinet Minister of State, Satej Patil, the DY Patil Group has helped thousands of people during the lockdown. To solve a problem, you must first understand it. In order to understand COVID-19 better, Ruturaj Patil took up an online certification course by the WHO (World Health Organization) and educated himself so as to be able to help in the right manner. He further shared his knowledge with the cit
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  • LOVE THE SOUL, NOT THE BODY
    Deepak Bhansali | 25-Apr-2020
    They say beauty is a superficial aspect. Abs and zero figures don’t matter anymore. The perception of love has changed. But has it? What if the love of your life – say the most beautiful person in town – meets with an unfortunate accident and ends up impaired & crippled? Would you still love them the same? Let me take you through a true story. A story that redefined the meaning of love, commitment, and the relationship of a husband and a wife, teaching me a new, pure and loyal perception of love! Supriya was the prettiest girl in the entire college. A glamorous fashionista, her stunning beauty never left a head unturned. Suraj was the handsome heart throb of the college. Girls would die to date him. Implicitly both of them fell in love with each other, shattering the hearts of many. With an unchallengeable chemistry, they were perfect together! They dated for few years and once they set a strong foothold of their individual careers, they got married. Suraj was an entrepreneur and S
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  • Aditya | 04-Mar-2020
    Honestly I am very judgmental about people bringing young kids in cinema halls to watch mature content. I do understand that the “parental guidance” category exists where adults are supposed to steer their “impressionable young adults” such that they understand the complexities. But here I was surrounded by adults who themselves were clueless about the gravity of the narrative? On my left were three middle aged men who were initially amused, then a bit shocked but who eventually went silent. One of them kept exhaling long breaths as if exhausted with what he saw. At least these people had the sensitivity to digest what they saw, something that must be difficult to process given the decades of conditioning they must have gone through. Maybe they were watching from the parent’s perspective. Behind me was an all-girl group. They kept on chatting throughout the film and passed comments on every scene. I looked behind a couple of times giving them an irritated look but they had this
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  • Aditya | 01-Dec-2019
    I really, really don’t care if women call me regressive, or prehistoric or whatever they want to call me. I will say this again and again and again and keep saying this because I care! Our country is socially, morally, economically and in every other perceivable sense not ready to give the kind of freedom, equality and safe passage that women expect or observe in developed nations (I don’t know is such thing exists in other countries but let’s assume it does). I have no idea how we are going to be a better society neither do I know how long it will take for us to get there. What I do know is, safety starts with understanding the constrains that we live in. If you are walking a tightrope with blazing flames or a thousand-meter gorge underneath, then it is foolish, senseless and naïve to dance on that rope. For your own sake, please find that balance. Self-defense, support system, better law enforcement and all of that is “after” you encounter an unfortunate incident. What
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  • Vageesha | 26-Nov-2019
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    Striving we were everyday  Fought with hardships to not let them stay  Erratically defeat came in sight  Still the knot of resolution remained tight  The stumbling block was a bit huge  But we knew we'll find a refuge  Thus, like every winter turns to spring  Came a gift which brought a string  A string of hope and advancement  Yearning to bring enchantment  Something that imbibe liberty, fraternity and equality into the nation  Comprising federal, secular and democratic principles at one station  Accustomed was the sun that rose everyday  But the sun of 26 November rose to show a new way  A day the constitution was adopted  Hence, a new beginning was prompted 
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  • If you have seen these serials, your childhood was savage
    Sonal yakkundi | 12-Aug-2019
    If you have seen these serials, your childhood was savage   Let us take you on a ride to the serials in the ’90s to 2010 when Indian television was at its best. For readers in Indian, get ready to claim your slice of nostalgia! People who were born in the ’90s, their childhood was the best, as these serials were telecasted then. Let’s go back in time and remember your childhood.     Hum Paanch       This show had a perfect recipe for comedy. Hum Paanch featured a nagging wife, five dysfunctional daughters with their own unique ways of seeing life, a talking portrait of the dead first wife, and amid all of them the husband finding it really hard to survive in the female-dominated house!                     Shaktimaan   ‘Sorry Shaktimaan’ – how many times have you said this line? We thank this serial for gifting us our favourite superhero. It ha
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  • SAVE WATER,DRINK WINE :D
    Sonal yakkundi | 12-Aug-2019
    SAVE WATER, DRINK WINE  #Basic Types of Wine You Should Know!   Each wine type actually has its own characteristic and varies from the other. The taste, ingredient, and acidity vary depending on the wine you choose. To make it simple, we will classify the wine into 5 main categories; Red, White, Rose, Sweet or Dessert and Sparkling. As there are various kinds of wine and their types, here is a list of the basic type which you should know!         1. White Wine   The exact way to make white wine is to extract the red pigments away and utilize on grape juice only. Mostly, white wine will provide flavor character including bright, savory, and creamy based on the inputs. Recommended varieties for wine beginners are Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and Moscato.             Food Pairing: Creamy cheese (Soft Cheese), white bread, meat, fish, seafood or salads.       2. Red Wine   Production of red wine
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  • Fly like a kite, with a little string in my hand
    Neha Mirashi | 03-Aug-2019
    The word "possessive" takes on a very strong and real meaning when your child starts interacting, and actually liking other people. And if this happens in the " i need to start disciplining my child" phase, you have had it. It is a mental roller coaster. You want to be the "good cop", always. You also know you cannot afford to be the good cop, because there is no "bad cop" around, other than you, not for many miles.I am still trying to figure out what disciplining means.I am trying hard to look into my past to see how, or even if, my sister and i were disciplined. For some reason, the word discipline brings forth a negative image. A picture of a cane and military style stand-in-attention, in a straight line, with ram rod straight backs. No laughing, no smiling, no giggling.When Aria makes a mess on the floor with water and mud, am i supposed to discipline her or let the joy on her face overrule?When Aria insists on eating on her own in the most messy way possible, am i supposed to discipline her or appreciate
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  • If a woman speaks and nobody is listening , her name is probably MOM!
    Team Kalamwali | 24-Jul-2019
    - BY EESHA PATWARDHAN   A year earlier I may have read this quote and scoffed at it not feeling the weight of every single word. Today , two months after being blessed with a baby , these words have a whole new meaning to me. Motherhood is the least appreciated yet most gratifying job any human could ever have . Motherhood is like the air we breathe, its vital to life yet we take it for granted . We accept it because we have it so readily available and on top of that a mothers love knows no bound so all the more reason for us to take it for granted . But motherhood is no cakewalk for sure. A mother is born the day a baby is born , a woman quickly switches over to the role of a caregiver and nurturer . It is not only physically painful to become a mother but also a very long and difficult mental journey . From being somebody else’s baby , you now suddenly have one to call your own and within seconds of it being born you need to care for it . a.k.a feed it , love it and make it all your own. Wh
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  • माँ, तुम मुझसे ज़्यादा बहादुर हो....
    Shashikant Sharma | 29-Jun-2019
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    तुमने मुझे पाल-पोश कर बड़ा किया, शायद अपने स्वार्थ के लिए, कि बड़ा होकर मैं तुम्हारी सेवा करूंगा, तुम्हारे दुख में साथ रहूंगा, लेकिन देखो ना, मैं कितना स्वार्थी निकला, जो तुम्हे छोड़ दिया, बोल दिया मेरे वेतन से तुम घर चला लेना, मैं फ़ोन किया करूंगा. _______________ मैंने ज़िद करी थी जब जाने की, तुम किसी कोने में रो रही थी, तुमने कई शहादतें देखीं हैं, इसलिए तुमने मुझे रोका था, मैं नासमझ सा उम्र के साथ आये जोश में निकल पड़ा घर से, तुम्हारे आशीर्वाद के लिए मेरी बीवी ने मुझे टोका था. _______________ माँ मैंने देखा था पापा को चाचा से बात करने में उलझे थे शायद, माँ मैंने देखा था छुटकी को मेरे पर्स में, तुम्हारी तस्वीर छुपाते हुए, किताबें लिए हुए पैर छुआ था जिसने मेरा, उस भाई को देखा था, आईने में देखा था मैंने मेरी बीवी को, आँचल में आंसू बहाते हुए. _______________ रोहित को देखा था मैंने मेरी वर्दी में खुद की कल्पना करते हुए, मेरी हिम्मत से बाहर था रोशनी को, मेरी पैरों से अलग करना, मे
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  • "Sukhi raha, Beta"
    Asmita Javdekar | 17-May-2019
    I chanced upon him at a subway station in New York. It had been a few years since I had heard anyone speak with that nasal stalwart Puneri twang which I so detested while growing up in our very typical "Koknastha Brahmin" household. However, on that very cold January morning, in a country which still felt somewhat foreign, the Marathi falling on my ears was like wisps of sunshine warming the cockles of nostalgia.My tapping on his shoulder was almost involuntary."Namaskar!Me Vidya Joglekar, Kasba Peth, Pune" "Namaste, Me Shrirang Datey, Sadashiv Peth" he replied with the most magnanimous smile and kind eyes I had ever seen. We met almost every day after that, sometimes for coffee, sometimes over lazy lunches but most of the time for long walks at the Central Park. All we ever did was speak. In a way, it was therapeutic. I emptied all those emotions so deeply buried within me. I wept, he offered me his shoulder.I vented out all my frustrations and helplessness and he gave me a patient hearing.He was a man of
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  • An autumn trip to Himalayan village, Sonapani
    Jyoti | 01-Dec-2018
    Sonapani is a small place situated in Nainital district of Kumaon division, Uttarakhand. It is approximately 70 kms from Kathgodam near Satoli village. It has a good road connectivity from Kathgodam/Haldwani railway stations and the entire drive is through dense forests of pine and deodar trees providing beautiful views. Himalayan village is a 20-acre property in Sonapani, consisting of beautiful orchards and offering stunning views of the greater Himalayas. There are 12 cottages present at 5 levels, each cottage offering beautiful views. You can choose the cottage depending on your privacy options or willingness to walk to the main dining area which is located at the topmost level! Beautiful trees and flowering shrubs adorn the entire property. Each cottage consists of a single bedroom, a bathroom and a porch where you can relax in the sun, read a book or simply laze around doing nothing. All the food provided here is organically grown in their own farms and arranged in a buffet. You will be treated to a de
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  • Kapil Muzumdar | 14-Sep-2017
    So don't be restless and impatient to run simply because others are ready and running. You take your time to build your own charm. Your charm shall always be unique because it is your own. And when you begin running, they'll falter, not because there's anything wrong with them, but because they found you more right than they thought you could ever be!  
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  • Kapil Muzumdar | 28-Jun-2017
    They say opposites attract, so can (how) two diametrically opposite natured individuals come (live) together (happily)? I am talking about people with elaborative polar differences. The fascination towards something different than who you are sounds utterly exciting and the two get drawn to each other easily to help foster a relationship. Like, he believes in frugality, she is extravagant. She is generous while he stingy. She is high-energy and he is supposedly laid back. He loves reading while she would consume her day chattering. Add to this, their diverse ‘socio-economic’ backgrounds and friend circle. So opposites beyond magnets could attract…hmm. Well, human nature to grain on anything new, different or farther from own self is a notable & aspirational trait. It’s a natural human instinct to discover. We are kind of hard-wired for this. And that works here too! Moreover, to be identical or grossly similar could perhaps be utterly boring… Frankly, it is difficult
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  • Men, Money and Misogyny.
    Manali Jobanputra | 20-Feb-2017
    Scenario 1 :   I was out for dinner with my better half at a well known 5-star restaurant. The moon shone above us and the cold breeze surrounded us. Dinner ended on a perfect note and we called for the bill. The waiter walked towards us with the bill booklet and I raised my hand to take it, he ignored it and handed it to the man.   My reaction : WTF ?     Scenario 2 :   I was lunching at a 3-star restaurant with a male friend. We got done and called for the bill. He came up to the table and handed the bill to my male friend.   My reaction : WTF?   I couldn’t stop myself from asking the waiter  why did he so, and his reply bewildered me. He said ” Women don’t pay because they can’t earn, men pay because men earn.”   Everyplace I’ve been with a male friend, I’ve been treated like this and I fail to understand why. A majority of women today are self sufficient and can pay their own bills and our society ne
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