Of glittering lights and buzzing lines
Stands a place of fine-dines and fab-wines
The promenade of Powai-Hiranandani is a happening place,
With energy and sensory treats, it sets your pace.
You name it, it’s got it,
Flora et fauna too, if you spot it.
Beside the lake, beneath a million trees,
Blows the wintry wind’s coolest breeze.
Every day is a celebration here
Of dreams, hopes and aspirations in any sphere.
Land of tomorrow with a cultural biodiversity
All set to become the new heart of Mumbai city
The citizens here represent the unique spirit of Powai,
As it aptly stands for Persuit Of Who Am I!!
The maximum city gets maximised exponentially at the onset of festivities like Ganesh Chathurthi, Navratri and so on.
Much as it soars our spirits and the adrenalin rush, it also (on the flip side, if I may say) casts a spell of raucousness and apathy on most of us. All under the #GarbOfGod.
Being a staunch Mumbaikar myself, I completely advocate the noise, fun and frolic that grips us for these days, but let’s not get carried away by the by-products that come as an unwarranted package deal with the fun. Crime rates hit the peak during these “holy days”.
Add to this, look at what happens to the idols post immersion. They are insensitively dumped into the water bed where they get mutilated further and get thrown off by the currents on the shore. Totally sanctimonious! Eco-Ganpatis are cool, but to what extent are they really being implemented? And all said and done, they do contribute to the water mass even in a dissolved state.
At our homes, we may for sure want to conventionally continue with the idol worship – why not do it with an existing picture or idol? Take the festival to level next. Evolve as you unlearn. Take selfies with Him. Go insanely viral on social (which we are doing any ways). Will the worship levels change? Will anything change for that matter? #Justasking.
The ‘Sarvajanik’ ones can be brought alive by showcasing past videos, rather than static idols. Let the members invest on a projector and a screen! Do a web cast, chrome cast. Televise it on local cable channels for everyone to see. Avoid serpentine queues. Make it inclusive (Sarvajanik apparently means ‘for everyone’ right?) Go digital! Get smart and cooler! And stop the rowdiness and the visarjan concept, once and for all. I mean there’s so much one can do.
All of this with the same festive fervour minus the raucousness and apathy.
That’s my funda of e-Ganesha (Aka “Existing Ganesha” 😁) Please remember, Ganesha is the coolest God…He’s here to stay and is always in an “existing” state (even if you want to dump Him in deep waters) Let’s immortalise Him in the true sense of the term.
They say when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. Then they also say tough times don’t last, tough people do. (When the going gets tough, the tough gets going, remember?) Then the line – what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger, came through.I say, when all of the above fails, press the magic button of CTRL-ALT-DEL in your head.This button introduced by Microsoft actually has a classic connotation to it if one chooses to delve deep. You recall how easy it is to operate a defaulted system which posed a ‘syntax error’ once you press this magic button? Same extended logic, nothing else. And here’s how –1) CONTROL your emotions (Let the head do the job. The heart can keep bickering).2) Pick the right ALTERNATIVES (Trash is no alternative. You’d rather hang yourself or even jump into the Indian Ocean). Choice and discretion are conferred upon humans as differentiators from fellow animals, right?3) And DELETE the unwanted crap (crap is unwanted, I know. Just mentioned it for the sake of assertiveness) in your life. (Take a garbage bag. Particularly the black one. Dump the crap, tie it up and watch the shit go in the CLEAN UP VAN)Remember – To err is being human and to err repeatedly is being a moron.Trust me it’s easier done than said! (Yeah, you heard me right).
A shadow is an imposter. An imposter of us. It’s a dark and represents a rough patch. It sticks to us only during the day. Its a friend during good, bright and sunny times.
How true! Likewise, wishes are like shadows. They are on an all time high during good times. They sink deep down our hearts when we we become a victim to circumstances.
Its interesting to note that when we chase a wish, it goes farther away. Just like a shadow. But, the minute we turn our back to the same wish, it ends up chasing you. Again, just like a shadow.