Wednesday, June 26, 2013

To Love What You Have

You grow up with your family, you choose to share with your friends. And one day You get to know someone, you find that person interesting and you decide to share your time, happy moments and bitterness with him and then you decide to be with him all the time for a very long period.

It goes well in the first place, you enjoy every moment of that part of your life. As the time passes, changes happen. You look at him and no, he is not the person you thought he was. You grow old, you become intellectual. Your mind takes place of your heart and you become so logical that you do not realize how you are making your present situation more and more worst.

The reason for this is not because you turn out to be a bad person this is because you have seen enough and experienced enough throughout your life and that your heart become so strong. No matter what you decide again and again every time you think of choosing your own way out, leaving him behind, making him your past and close that chapter of your life.

But you wake up in the next morning, you get dressed, your coffee smells the same, you see people smiling around you and you find another reason to make things up.

I have heard enough stories about heart breaking and desolation but remember you will get hurt only when you fall in love. And to love someone is never ever a wrong decision.

Why always bother about the things that you never had or will never have. Why being a human, being the known most intellectual species of this universe we just say but do not realize that love conquers all. Love what you have, grow old with them and grow better.

It is so easier to love what you have my dear. It's really easy to choose to love what you have and you have so much.

This life is so small to hate anyone, to leave people behind and never get to see them again. You cannot imagine what it takes.

I love this life no matter what I have been through, what I have kept and what I have lost. I love this life in order to love what I have.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Dialing 011

     One of the busiest railway stations in India which is having 16 platforms and people never stop travelling. You can find beautiful girls and handsome guys everywhere. Unbroken roads, huge malls, great history and a lot more. The perfect destination to see modern India which goes hand in hand with our traditional India, which is equally important.

    There are more than hundred of places you can visit in Delhi but this article is about the ten places I have visited during my time here. I have chosen these places according to my wish not as per their popularities.

Nehru Place
1. Nehru Place
     This is located in the south New Delhi and it is considered to be the biggest IT hub of South Asia. There are multiple shops for computer hardware, office space, banks, ATM, small hotels and many more. I have been there because I had to buy a laptop. The nearby metro station is Nehru Place.

Rajiv Chowk Metro Station
2. Rajiv Chowk
     It is one of the busiest metro station, reason it is a transfer metro station where you can transfer from yellow line to blue line or vise verse. It is connecting station. If you ever visit to New Delhi I recommend you to travel via metro and get a look of Rajiv Chowk once.

Connaught Place
3. Connaught Place
     The Rajiv Chowk metro station serves for the Connaught Place. Connaught Place is one of the largest shopping locations in New Delhi. The structure of CP is in a big circle with an inner and outer circle. It is considered as one of the top heritage structures of Delhi. There are so many numbers of movies sequences have been shot here e.g. 3 idiots, special 26 etc. It is well known place so it doesn't need any further description.

Chandani Chowk

4. Chandani Chowk
     Chandani Chowk is one of the oldest market place of Delhi. It is located in Old Delhi and it has a great history footprint. It is located on the opposite to the Red fort of Delhi. It is another place in Delhi where movie sequences have been shot e.g. Delhi 6 etc. The reason for Chandani Chowk to be so famous all over the world is because of it's large shopping area, good food and temples and mosque to worship. The nearby metro station is Chandani Chowk.

     Parathe wali gali
5. Paranthe Wali Gali
     Parathe wali gali is located in Chandani Chowk. This place is totally dedicated to a number of paratha shops. This gali is so famous you got to visit here once, if you are in Old Delhi. I have counted myself and I find more than 50 varieties of paratha's here. It's not a regular paratha of course it serves deep fried paratha that I have never seen or tasted before. I enjoyed eating here. The nearby metro station is Chandani Chowk.

Pigeon Feeding
6. Pigeon Feeding
     During my visit to the old part of Delhi I have got a chance to feed those beautiful birds, pigeon. It seems to me kind of tradition here to feed pigeons. If you never did this in your life I suggest you feed these pigeons once and you will definitely love to do it again and again. And you do not need to come to particularly Delhi for this.

7. ISKCON Temple
     ISKCON Temple or Sri Radha Krishnachandra Temple is located in East of Kailash, New Delhi. This is one of the largest temples in Delhi with long galleries and corridors with Lord Krishna's pictures on it which describes all of his life and preachings. East of Kailash is one of the crowded area in Delhi but when you enter into the ISKCON Temple you find peace and you lost yourself when you hear and repeat devine words "Hare Rama Hare Krishna" chants. The nearby metro station is Nehru Place.

8. Raj Ghat
     It is a memorial to our Father of Nation Late Mahatma Gandhi. For me it's a kind of spiritual place.
Raj Ghat
9. Top Breads
     There are lots of other places to write about but reason to include "Top Bread" here is its a small modern restaurant where you can find a lot many types of breads and bakery. Food is delicious. The best thing about this place is it has a salad bar where you have a full freedom to make your own salad. This was the first time I have visited here and I loved this place. Yes the price is a little high but believe me its worthy too. The nearby metro station is Noida sector 18.

Salad Bar
Varieties of breads

The Great India Place Mall
10. The Great India Place Mall
     The reason behind including "The Great India Place Mall" in this list is not only because this is one of the largest mall running in India but because this is the place where I used to visit so frequently during my MBA college time. My favorite outlet here is Globus. You can shop, eat, drink or just hang out with your friends here. The nearby metro station is Noida sector 18.

     Hereby, I am closing my diary. Delhi welcomed me when the sun was in peak and unbearable and farewell was with heavy drops of rain. This is the beauty and burden of Delhi. But I love this place with my whole heart.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Exploring Indore

I have been suggested just to "eat a lot when you are in Indore". My main purpose to visit Indore is to just eat. Our visit here is for less than a day lets see how much we could explore.

The day we reached Indore was one of the finest day. We reached in Indore around 8 o'clock in the morning. The wind was blowing mildly, last night it was the first rain of this year monsoon, the weather was perfect how could we miss to have a sip of tea. After getting fresh we went for breakfast. The sweetest breakfast we could have is hot Jalebi.

Jalebi preparation 
Jalebi & Imarti

Khajrana Ganesh Temple

It's 9:30 o'clock in the morning and we are here in "Khajrana Ganesh Temple", a pilgrimage center of Indore. You can get every possible section of Hindu gods here. This is the only spiritual place we visited in Indore. Additionally we experience the pilgrimage of P. P. Shri Gurudev Maharaj too.

Lord Ganesh idol
P. P. Shri Gurudev Maharaj 

View of Chappan Dukan
It was around 12 in the noon we were at "Chappan Dukan" in English "56 shops", one of the most recommended eating spots in Indore. We ordered Cholla tikiya, hot dog and Kesar Sweet Lassi at "Young Tarang Restaurant". Must say you have to have excellent appetite when you are in Indore otherwise there is no use of coming here.

 Hot dog & Kesar Sweet Lassi
Cholla tikiya

Butter Lassi

It was around 2 o'clock in the afternoon we found a nice restaurant outskirts of Indore "Horn Ok Please" its a Panjabi restaurant with various props. We had a proper lunch here as we ordered Paneer Tikka masala, lachcha paratha, Bundi Raita and butter Lassi. It's awesome.

Paneer Tikka masala
& lachcha paratha
Bundi Raita

If you are a big fan follower of Mughal-e-Azam a classic period epic movie of bollywood you should visit "Sheesh Mahal" but don't go with a big hope it is nothing like that is shown in the movie but surely it has its own beauty. From floor to roof every centimeter of it is made up of  multicolored glasses, green, blue, yellow  and so on. You are not allowed to take pictures here, this is sad.

There is another best thing to do in Indore is full shopping, "Sitlamata bazaar" is worthy to shop. "Rajwada" and "Sarafa bazaar" is nearby places where you could find a crowded place for shopping and eating. Sarafa bazaar is well known for gold and silver market but during the evening and night time it turns out to be full eating spot. Till 6 pm in the evening we were engaged in shopping. At  7pm in the evening we on board to our bus.
Sarafa bazaar
Verity of namkeen


Dress materials

I personally recommend everyone to visit Indore once in a life. If you are found eating, this city will never ever underestimate you, I can bet. You can enjoy eating and shopping both in a high spirit. And people are really kind and helpful here.

P.S. - Special thanks to Aarti for being my travel partner in this journey.