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Poetry, writing,Blogging!

Today once again I am discussing a subject, which I might have discussed a few times earlier also. Yes, it’s regarding the writing and then blogging activity. Basically it is regarding expressing myself, be it through writing or speaking in any medium.


I remember listening to some orator who told that a person who has something worthwhile to say, does hesitate, if speaking before public he would initially face many problems, while any street vendor would cry without any hesitation, since he does not need approval from anybody, he just has to sell things!


Anyway, every individual expresses himself in his or her unique way. There are some who would keep speaking on every subject, even without any subject, but can’t remain calm. But let me tell you that speaking doesn’t always mean expressing something meaningful.


I am talking today regarding my journey in expressing myself. So, in my younger days in Delhi, I started working and writing poetry at the same time. While I went to Chandni Chowk and then to Jhandewalan for my initial services, where the monthly earning was Rs. 100 to 250 in total, during initial over 3-4 years of service with Pitambar Book Depot, then with Delhi Press, where Sarita, Caravan, Mukta etc. magazines are published and finally I joined Govt. service in Ministry of Industry, New Delhi, where I worked for 9 years.


So, while I went to these places from my residence in Shahdara, in east Delhi, on the way I often went to Delhi Public Library, opposite Delhi Junction, where budding poets and orators met weekly on Saturday and Monday evenings respectively. I was more regular in the poetry meetings, in which many famous poets had been coming during the years, before and after me. It was during 8-9 years of my attending these poetic symposia in Delhi that I wrote most of my poems. Actually, that was the time when the movement of Navgeet (Sonnet) was active in Hindi, and people wrote lyrics (Geet) with new format and content, I also contributed a little bit to that.


Anyhow in 1980 I left Delhi and with that the activity of poetry writing also slowly disappeared, accept for some time in Jaipur, then I lived in far away places of India, at project sites, cut off from all such activities.


However I slowly found a new and very effective way of expressing myself. I conducted cultural programs for the residents of our townships, where thousands of our company employees, many contract employees and their families lived. The programs included Kavi Sammelans and also programs by famous singers, which included Jagjit Singh Ji, Mahendra Kapur Ji, Nitin Mukesh Ji etc. etc. Such programs gave me a great opportunity to express myself.


Anyhow, after my retirement in 2010 there were no such connections, no scope of attending poetic symposia or being part of cultural activities. Slowly I came to learn that blogging is a great way to keep expressing my own views and creativity and being in touch with people who believe in expressing themselves in any field.


In this way I have been blogging for last 3-4 years and hope this activity would keep me engaged for longer than I hope.


• This is my humble submission on #IndiSpire prompt- When did you first realize that you can or must write? What was the subject of your first creative written work? #NewWriter

Thanks for reading.


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AWARD Nomination

GREAT ACHIEVER “महासिद्धी” BLOGGER AWARD I (GAMBA I)



I have been nominated by my fellow blogger Sh. Kamal Shreshtha- Kamal’s Blogginh Café- @kamalsbloggingcafe (https://kamalsbloggingcafe.wordpress.com) for the GREAT ACHIEVER “महासिद्धी” BLOGGER AWARD I (GAMBA I). I am very much thankful to Mr. Kamal Shreshtha for that and request you all to visit his site mentioned above to know him more.


I am just reproducing the description given by Mr. Kamal Shreshtha about the award, so that you may not miss anything important about it.

“Introduction
It has given me an extreme happiness and immense pleasure that I am here to introduce a ‘GREAT ACHIEVER “महासिद्धी” BLOGGER AWARD‘ to expand peace in our global village- WordPress. This award goes to a real achiever and successor who has been giving their creative feelings and thoughts exquisitely presenting a good perfection of work of art in WordPress Writing.


I am from a birthplace of Gautam Buddha who enlightened many parts of the world in his lifetime by his wisdom and knowledge of equanimity, or peace of mind which is achieved by detaching oneself from the cycle of craving that produces trouble. And, from a lap of Mount Everest, giving adventurous taste of mountain climbing to the people around the world. The most important thing is purity from the Himalayas, everyone get tastes of pure water flowing from mountain to the hills and then Terai region spreading tranquility in spring.


“महासिद्धी” is a term for someone who embodies and cultivates the “Siddhi of perfection”. A Siddha is an individual who, through the practice of sādhanā, attains the realization of siddhis, psychic and spiritual abilities and powers.


We are a member of a global village “WordPress” to help shape the world peacefully through our continuous effort to dedicate and invest our valuable time for writing giving a perfection, i.e. “महासिद्धी”.
Concept of PEACE


The peace obtained from the physical substances is momentary. Only the peace sprouted from the content of soul of human-beings can be a long-term and everlasting. Hence, every human-being should search peace within their own inner heart and soul to live in a peaceful environment.


Therefore, human-beings should establish peace to expel chaos, tyranny, exploitative nature, bad traits and bad virtues from not only in them but also from a society. So, peace is one and only the source of human-beings to achieve or aim happiness, delight, cheerfulness and zeal in life. I believe this award will give all of you a strength to eradicate bad traits from our global village- WordPress.


Concept of SAVE ENVIRONMENT
Environment plays an important role to make the living beings healthy in the Earth. One of the kind, generous and intelligent living being is human being. So, human being is the superior social animal who is totally responsible for the use of natural resources, conservation of animals and plants or insects around.


Humanity’s entire life support system depends on the well-being of all the environment factors. We are the responsible force or member of the SAVE ENVIRONMENT Community to create balance in ecosystem in our surrounding. We have natural (light, air, water, etc.), industrial (Villages, cities, factories, etc.) and social (Schools, universities, companies, WordPress, etc.) environments. The future of environment is in danger. So, it’s an initiative to promote SAVe ENVIRONMENT through WordPress Writing.


How does it work?
So, ‘GREAT ACHIEVER “महासिद्धी” BLOGGER AWARD’ help spread peace around the world sharing love, fun and happiness creating a beautiful Global Village. The term global village has been used to express the idea that people throughout the world are interconnected through the use of new media technologies. That’s the reason, we are able to expand peace in our global village using the web platform – WordPress writing; personally encouraging fellow bloggers to express feelings and thoughts creatively a worthwhile. This award will be given for Best Poem, Best Novel, Best Story, Best Photography, Best Travelogue, Best Article, etc.


The very essence of giving an award is to recognize the expertise and outstanding achievement in a particular field. The ‘GREAT ACHIEVER “महासिद्धी” BLOGGER AWARD’ will be awarded to an outstanding, qualified, dedicated and creative person for presenting a quality works of art. The certificate will be provided as a badge for Great Achievers as a GAMBA WORDPRESS SHINING STAR AWARD for PEACE & SAVE ENVIRONMENT.


Rules & Regulations


1. Thank the person who nominated you, with a link to their blog. In your case it would be me- Shri Krishna Sharma- My Blog address- https://samaysakshi.in/

2. Make a Post of the Award with a Statement on Concept of PEACE & SAVE ENVIRONMENT as above.

3. Mention the rules and regulations.

4. Ask 7 questions of your choice. One of the question most include about “PEACE” and one for “SAVE Environment”.

5. Nominate at least 7 fellow bloggers or more to 21 bloggers and notify them.

6. Follow @kamalsbloggingcafe (https://kamalsbloggingcafe.wordpress.com) to secure certification as a badge to get a chance of collecting badge of GAMBA WORDPRESS SHINING STAR AWARD for PEACE & SAVE ENVIRONMENT. For more details visit https://kamalsbloggingcafe.wordpress.com/award/.


Now I am attempting to answer the questions asked by Mr. Kamal Shreshtha:

1. How can you be a good blogger as a member of WordPress Global Village?

Ans. I feel that for any role, one must be sincere, believe in universal brotherhood and be sincere about the role he or she is playing.
2. Could you please define a word “PEACE” from your point of view?

Ans. The situation today is not a very desirable one, For real world peace all nations have to leave the lust for extending their boundaries and give utmost importance to peaceful co-existence.


2 A. How can we save a tree?

Ans. We can take responsibility of some trees nearby and not alow anybody to cut them.
3. Do you think human trafficking is still a crosscutting issue?

Ans. There are so many diversities in the world. People with money think that with money they can buy anything. So there are all types of exploitation at national and international level. Poor people of south east Asia face it all the more.

4.What thing do you sacrifice to make a happy family environment?

Ans. Normally one has to give time and as per requirement one may have to sacrifice anything as such.
5. Which animal do you like most? Why?

Ans. Normally we consider cow the most useful animal, we get milk and so many useful things from their family, bulls help farmer in the fields. But I would not like to discriminate between, I love all animals, I have two pet dogs and we love them as family members.

6. What do you think about the journalist or youtubers?

Ans. Journalists and Youtubers can play can play an important role in educating people and promoting art and cultures. It depends on them on what role they choose for themselves.
7. Is a movie-star play a vital role to aware most of the people around the world or just they present their performance to earn money?

Ans. A movie star is followed by millions, people love them. They can choose which roles they play and they must try to give the positive message to the people. Anybody who plays his role sincerely does service to the nation.


Regarding nominations, I also follow the gesture that Mr. Kamal Shreshtha made-
I am hereby nominating all of my fellow bloggers or visiting bloggers who have seen this post.
Now, I have nominated you all, so you are also nominating the best and capable personality you have seen.
I also repeat the questions posted by Mr. Kamal Shreshtha for you to answer, you may choose fresh questions however for your nominees.
The questions passed on to you are-
My Questions to My Peaceful Bloggers:
1. How can you be a good blogger as a member of WordPress Global Village?
2. Could you please define a word “PEACE” from your point of view?
2A. How can we save a tree?
3. Do you think human trafficking is still a crosscutting issues?
4. What thing do you sacrifice to make a happy family environment?
5. Which animal do you like most? Why?
6. What do you think about the journalist or youtubers?
7. Is a movie-star play a vital role to aware most of the people around the world or just they present their performance to earn money?


Let’s Live in one roof of a global village- WordPress. Thank you for the support, everyone! Love lots. I hope all of you will pass on the positivity around peacefully and help other bloggers like us who are in need of that limelight and celebrate the charming moment of ‘GREAT ACHIEVER “महासिद्धी” BLOGGER AWARD’.


I congratulate you all and hope that you would carry forward the baton of peace and happiness through this activity.


Keep Blogging. Thanks.

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नफरत की बैटरी!

ब्लॉग लेखन के लिए मैंने तो मुख्यतः कविता, गीत, गजल आदि का सृजनात्मक क्षेत्र चुना है और मैं समझता हूँ कि इस क्षेत्र में ही अभिव्यक्ति के लिए इतना कुछ मिल जाता है कि कुछ और ढूँढने की जरूरत ही नहीं है| हाँ एक जागरूक नागरिक होने के नाते, जब किसी सामयिक राजनैतिक विषय पर अपनी राय रखने का मन होता है तो उसमें भी मैं हिचकता नहीं हूँ|


वैसे राजनैतिक विषय पर लिखने वालों में आजकल ऐसे लोग ज्यादा सक्रिय हैं जिन्हें ‘अवार्ड वापसी गैंग’, ‘खान मार्केट गैंग’ या ‘लुटियन्स मीडिया’ नाम से भी जाना जाता है|


इन महानुभावों के बारे में बात करने से पहले एक छोटा सा प्रसंग याद आ रहा है| कहा जाता है कि एक बार कुछ विद्वान सज्जनों को यह मालूम हुआ कि ऐसी हवा चलने वाली है कि वो जिसको भी लगेगी, वह पागल हो जाएगा| उन विद्वानों ने यह फैसला किया कि हम एक कमरे में बंद हो जाएंगे, और वह हवा समाप्त हो जाने के बाद हम बाकी लोगों को समझा देंगे कि आप लोगों पर पागल करने वाली हवा का असर है और धीरे-धीरे उनको ठीक कर लेंगे| लेकिन असल में हुआ यह कि जो लोग खुली हवा में रहे, उन्होंने इन विद्वान लोगों को ही पागल घोषित कर दिया!

अपने यहाँ के इन विद्वानों की भी यही स्थिति है| उनको ऐसा भी लगता है कि देश के लिए क्या ठीक है, यह सिर्फ उनको ही मालूम है और देश की जनता उनके विचार में बेवकूफ है, जो जानती ही नहीं कि क्या ठीक है और क्या गलत!


अपने यहाँ के इन विद्वानों की भी यही स्थिति है| जैसे उदाहरण के लिए आदरणीय रवीश जी, विनोद दुआ जी, राजदीप सरदेसाई आदि-आदि विद्वानों को देखें, इन के पास लिखने अथवा बोलने का क्रॉफ्ट बढ़िया है| किसी जमाने में मैं रवीश जी, विनोद दुआ जी आदि का फैन भी रहा हूँ, लेकिन समय के साथ-साथ इनका दिमाग ज्यादा से ज्यादा बंद होता गया| स्थिति ऐसी होती गई कि जो सकारात्मक उपलब्धियां हिंदुस्तान में और विदेश में भी लोगों को दिखाई देती हैं, वे उनको दिखाई नहीं दे पातीं, चिड़िया की आँख की तरह उनको सिर्फ बुराई ही दिखाई देती है और वही उनका धर्म बन गया लगता है|


मुझे कुछ ऐसा ही लगता है, जैसे खिलाड़ी नेट-प्रेक्टिस करते हैं, फिट रहने के लिए एक्सरसाइज़ करते हैं, ये लेखक-पत्रकार बंधु अपने लेखन को धार देने के लिए कहें या जीवित बनाए रखने के लिए भी, नफरत का अभ्यास करते हैं| जैसे हम मानते हैं कि किसी जमाने में तुलसीदास जी जैसे कवियों के लिए उनकी आस्था ही उनकी बड़ी शक्ति थी| कवियों के लिए उनके दिल में भरा प्रेम उनके सृजन की शक्ति होता है, आज के इन स्वनामधन्य लेखकों के लिए नफरत ही शक्ति है, ऊर्जा का स्रोत है जो उनको चार्ज करता है|


आज इस बहाने मुझे अपनी एक कविता याद आ गई, जिसे पहले भी मैंने शेयर किया होगा, आज फिर शेयर कर लेता हूँ| ये कविता अपने कविता लेखन के शुरू के दिनों में लिखी थी, जब मैंने देखा कि मेरे साथी जो अभी कविता लिखना शुरू ही कर रहे हैं, वे स्थापित कवियों की रचनाओं के बारे में कभी-कभी काफी अभद्र और अगंभीर टिप्पणियाँ कर देते थे|


लीजिए प्रस्तुत है मेरी यह पुरानी कविता-


शब्दों के पिरामिड सजाओगे
पढ़कर तुम बासी अखबार,
पर इससे होगा क्या यार|


घिसी हुई रूढ़ स्थापनाओं को,
मंत्रों सी जब-तब दोहराओगे,
कविता की बात खुद चलाकर तुम,
कविता की राजनीति गाओगे|


उगलोगे जितना पढ़ डाला है,
ले भी लेते जरा डकार,
यूं होना भी क्या है यार|

गंधों के मकबरे गिनाना फिर,
एक गंध अपनी तो बो लो तुम,
प्रवचन की मुद्रा फिर धारणा,
पहले सचमुच कुछ जी तो लो तुम|


अंतर के स्पंदन में ढूंढोगे
केवल रस-छंद अलंकार|
पर इससे होगा क्या यार|

प्रतिभा है तुममें माना मैंने
हर दिन कविता को वर लोगे तुम,
अड़ जाओगे जिस भी झूठ पर
उसको सच साबित कर लोगे तुम|


मंचों से रात-दिन उंडेलोगे
उथले मस्तिष्क के विकार|
पर इससे होगा क्या यार|

(श्रीकृष्ण शर्मा ‘अशेष’)




आज के लिए इतना ही,
नमस्कार|


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एवार्ड हेतु नॉमिनेशन के बहाने!

आज फिर से एक पुरानी ब्लॉग पोस्ट की बारी है –



कभी कभी कुछ अलग लिखने का मन करता है, आज इसके लिए मुझे बहाना भी मिल गया क्योंकि ब्लॉग लेखन संबंधी एक एवार्ड के लिए मेरा नॉमिनेशन हो गया।

मैंने, सेवानिवृत्ति से पूर्व, 22 वर्ष तक सार्वजनिक क्षेत्र की एक महानवरत्न कंपनी में काम किया, बहुत सी बार अपने ब्लॉग्स में कंपनी का नाम लिखा है, आज नहीं लिखूंगा। इस कंपनी में रहते हुए मैंने अनेक आयोजन किए, जिनमें राष्ट्रीय स्तर के कवि-कलाकार शामिल हुए।

बहुत से आयोजनों में बहुत सारे लोगों को पुरस्कार मिले, कंपनी को भी बहुत से एवार्ड मिले, जिनको स्वीकार करने के संबंध में, बहुत से विनम्रतापूर्वक पुरस्कार स्वीकार करने संबंधी व्याख्यान भी मैंने लिखे, पुरस्कार पाने वाले लोगों की प्रशंसा भी की। लेकिन एक हसरत मन में रह गई कि कभी मैं भी पुरस्कार प्राप्त करूं। ऐसा कभी नहीं हुआ यद्यपि कंपनी के बड़े से बड़े अधिकारियों और राजनैतिक अतिथियों ने भी मेरे कुशल कार्यक्रम संचालन की प्रशंसा की।

मैं कंपनी में राजभाषा कार्यान्वयन के क्षेत्र में कार्य कर रहा था। जब कंपनी में राजभाषा संबंधी गतिविधियों के संबंध में एक पुरस्कार प्रारंभ किया गया, तब गलती से पहला पुरस्कार हमारी परियोजना को मिल गया, क्योंकि उसके मानकों में पत्राचार के आंकडों के अलावा अन्य गतिविधियों, जैसे पत्रिका प्रकाशन, कवि सम्मेलन के आयोजन आदि के संबंध में भी काफी अंक थे।

जब यह गलती हो गई, उसके बाद हमारे केंद्रीय कार्यालय में बैठे राजभाषा के धुरंधर ने मानकों में ऐसा सुधार किया कि अब पुरस्कार केवल और केवल पत्राचार संबंधी झूठी रिपोर्ट के आधार पर ही प्राप्त किया जा सकता था और मैंने इस बारे में सोचना ही छोड़ दिया था।


वैसे पुरानी कहावत है कि सूरज निकलता है तो देर-सवेर सभी उसको स्वीकार करते हैं, सम्मान देते हैं। मुझे लगता है कि आज के समय यह आपकी विज्ञापन क्षमता, प्रेज़ेंटेशन आदि ही हैं, जो आपको मान्यता और सम्मान दिलाते हैं।

असल में एक ब्लॉगर साथी ने- एक एवार्ड के लिए मेरा नॉमिनेशन किया तो सुखद आश्चर्य हुआ, क्योंकि मुझे लगता है कि कुछ लोग इनको प्राप्त करने के लिए नहीं बने होते और कुछ लोग लगातार एवार्ड प्राप्त करने के लिए अभिशप्त होते हैं।

मैं पुनः, मुझे एवार्ड हेतु नॉमिनेट करने वाले मित्र के प्रति आभार व्यक्त करता हूँ, जो अपने ब्लॉग्स में योग के बारे में बहुत अच्छी जानकारी देते हैं और सुंदर कविताएं भी लिखते हैं। (क्योंकि यह पुराना प्रसंग है इसलिए अब उनका नाम नहीं दे रहा हूँ|)


मेरे प्रिय गायक मुकेश जी का ये गाना याद आ गया, क्योंकि इसमें भी ईनाम का ज़िक्र है, ईनाम, पुरस्कार, एवार्ड ! गीत फिल्म-देवर का है, आनंद बख्शी जी ने लिखा है और संगीतकार हैं- रोशन जी, बर्दाश्त कर लीजिए-


बहारों ने मेरा चमन लूटकर
खिज़ां को ये इल्ज़ाम क्यों दे दिया|
किसीने चलो दुश्मनी की मगर
इसे दोस्ती नाम क्यों दे दिया|


मैं समझा नहीं ऐ मेरे हमनशीं
सज़ा ये मिली है मुझे किस लिये,
के साक़ी ने लब से मेरे छीन कर
किसी और को जाम क्यों दे दिया|


मुझे क्या पता था कभी इश्क़ में
रक़ीबों को कासिद बनाते नहीं|
खता हो गई मुझसे कासिद मेरे
तेरे हाथ पैगाम क्यों दे दिया|


इलाही यहाँ तेरे इन्साफ़ के
बहुत मैंने चर्चे सुने हैं मगर
सज़ा की जगह एक खतावार को
भला तूने ईनाम क्यों दे दिया
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आज के लिए इतना ही,
नमस्कार।




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Sunshine Blogger Award!

 

 

Dear fellow bloggers and friends.  I am very happy to inform you all that once again I have been nominated, among other bloggers, by the same blogger friend. I am very much thankful to him.  This time it is “Sunshine Blogger Award” and once again I have been nominated by my creative blogger friend Mr. Sadhak, I am really thankful to Mr. Sadhak https://vjsadhak.wordpress.com/ for nominating me once again. He is a very creative blogger and a regular contributor in blogging field.

Now the questions asked by Mr. Sadhak and my humble response on them.

My Answers to the Questions :

1. What would you like to do in your free time ?

My answer matches very much with Mr. Sadhak, yes I love listening to and singing old songs specially of Mukesh ji, Ghazals etc. and for that I also keep singing them for which, I also do not need free time..

2. What drives you crazy in life?

The vastness and beauty of nature. I wish I could keep wandering always.

3. What kind of person are you, introvert or extrovert ?

I think I am an introvert turned into an extrovert. Yes I found a way of expressing myself earlier through my poems and now through blogs.

4. Have you gone through any book recently? if yes, please name it.

Frankly now I do not find time to read books, earlier I had read many Hindi novels of Prem Chand Ji, and some great pieces like “गणदेवता”, “गोदान”, “शेखर एक जीवनी” to name a few.Though the last few novels I read were by Agatha Christie, I enjoyed the experience a lot.

5. What you prefer to do in your holidays ?

If I can move out, I love to travel a lot.

6. Do you like any kind of sport?

When I was young I played cricket, now I just like watching.

7. Are you a fitness freak person? if yes, name your favorite one.

No I am a lazy person, Just walk regularly.

8. Do like to listen music?

I love old Hindi songs, specially of Mukesh Ji, Ghazals by Ghulam Ali Ji and Late Jagjit Singh ji, Poems by some great poets, wrote myself also. Many of my blog posts are devoted to those fields.

9. What is the main thing you like about other’s Blog?

We keep awakened and up to date, by some, though My field is Poetry, literature and music, we get knowledge of all the fields. Yes some blogs teach us love, some teach hate also. It is our choice what we choose to take from there.

10. Do like to do adventurous thing?

I am 69 year now, the thought of adventure is also adventurous for me.

11. How you handle the things when bad phase comes in life?

I have great faith in my lord. He is always with me. So I accept whatever comes my way.

The rules are:

1. Thank blogger(s) who nominated you for a blog post and link back to their blog.
2. Ping Back to me www.samaysakshi.in
3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
4. Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
5. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

 Nomination!

I nominate everybody who is in any way connected with me. Pl. feel free to take it forward, I would love that.

Questions for the nominees:

You have read the questions and answers above. You may think yourself if these questions could have been somewhat different or you feel that there are questions on which your response really matters, then please feel free to select questions yourself and answers to them, so that your persona, your thoughts come in the best way before people.

Thanks a lot.
Happy blogging.

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Bee Love Award- Nomination.

Dear friends

Today I would  like to share that a fellow blogger who writes nice posts by the name- साधक, his Blog ID – https://vjsadhak.wordpress.com/   has nominated me for ‘Bee Love Award’. I am very thankful to my friend who is a creative writer and I enjoy his writings a lot.

By the name of the award, I understand that it inspires to be an engine for spreading love, whatever we write, we can impress people by our creativity and may be knowledge also, but the basic thing that should always be there is that we  keep the flame of love burning in our heart and wherever possible,  should contribute for spreading love in our society, love for all human beings and not only humans but all living species.

I again thank my fellow blogger , who writes by the name साधक, his blog ID being https://vjsadhak.wordpress.com/.  Incidentally I do not know his name and he doesn’t know mine. For example while he very graciously nominated me and mentioned my name as ‘Samay’, perhaps by seeing my website name –www.samaysakshi.in . I may by the way tell that my name is Shri Krishna Sharma, for others also, since it is not mentioned in my blog posts.  I have also mentioned that he writes with the name साधक. I again thank my fellow blogger and friend for nominating me.

These are the guidelines for those getting this award

Guidelines:
1. Attach the Bee Love Logo on the top
2. Ping back to the one who nominated, now say me i.e. www.samaysakshi.in (Shri Krishna Sharma)
3. Nominate some of your fellow bloggers.

Now I being a very simple and easy going person. I do not ask any questions and do not take much trouble also.

I have already taken the first 2 steps as per the guidelines, the third one- nominating fellow bloggers for the award, it is rather a very difficult job for me and I treat all my fellow bloggers, my friends as very creative persons and do not want to take the seat of a judge.

I request all my fellow bloggers, who read this post and wish to take it forward, they may consider it a nomination of them from my side and I would be very happy if they take it forward.

I again thank my friend who nominated me and also thank in advance, anybody who would take it forward.
Thanks all.

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Social media v/s Society!

Today once again I am talking about Social media. While thinking about social media, the first objection that rises in my mind is, how come it is called ‘Social’! Actually it is the thing that has destroyed all social connections in today’s world.

 

I remember the scene of Chaupals in villages, mostly we have seen them in films only, where people gathered and entertained each other with songs, jokes etc. A song from RK film ‘Ramaiya vatta vaiyaa’ comes to my mind suddenly.

Not only that, earlier wherever people met, in train journey, buses or on visiting some office, may be for an interview, before or along with the main activity, they interacted a lot. People were very much interested in knowing about the other person, from where he or she is, how about his family, city or village etc.

The scene of today is that there are several people sitting in a drawing room or say guest room of some office, waiting for their turn, everybody busy on mobile, talking or texting, actually talking also has very much reduced, people mostly text, they mostly write to people whom they have never met and may also not get a chance of meeting in future.

They get connected with people by sharing nice thoughts, quotes of great people or jokes etc. and feel how good that person is, such nice thoughts he or she shares. But in this process they remain so much busy on mobile screen that they do not find time, even to exchange smiles with people who are near them.
There are various facets of social media, making friends with people having similar interests or those working in same field, provided you have time to spend in discussions with them. Mostly friendships are such that people regularly write Good morning, Good evening etc. for that also some people develop nice stickers and all others use them.

I am involved in blogging activities for last 2 years or a little more, I find there a chance to express my feelings, my views on various subjects, people read them, I also read blog posts written by others and there is some interaction also. I feel that this activity is quite good, as long as you keep a safe distance from politics, because once you enter the arena of politics, you may come across some undesirable people also. However that is quite less in blogging activity.

There is a lot that can be said about social media addiction, I would only like to say that like some other activities, social media can be a good slave but not at all a good master. As long as you use social media wisely and keep this activity under your control it is a good, even if for time pass, but once you become addicted to it, you may lose your real dear people and may pick fights also with some people.

One must keep in mind that social media may be an extension of your social activity, as long as you are more social in real life and less in this virtual world, it is good. Once this virtual world over-shadows the real world, it might result in disasters some time.

This is all that came to my mind, while expressing my views on the #IndiSpire prompt- Is social media making people more unsocial? #SocialMedia

Thanks for reading.

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What Is Success As A Blogger?

I remember a movie song from Hindi film- ‘Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai’ by Raj Kapur Ji. What all happens in that film is not, what I am discussing, just a song from that film comes to my mind, the hero wanders in streets, composes his songs and sings them for the people-

 

 

 

Mera naam Raju, gharaana anaam,
Behti hai Ganga jahaan mera dhaam,

Kaam naye nit geet banana,
Geet banaa ke jahaan ko sunaana,
Koi na mile to akele me, gaana …

 

The hero, a simple village person tells that he likes to write new songs and sing them for the people, he further says that if nobody listens, he sings for his own satisfaction. Further he says that this kingdom, the king and his family, nothing would remain forever but the songs of love would always remain.

Yes there are so many activities which people do for their satisfaction, to earn appreciation from others, to give some message to people and to display their talent etc.

To begin with I remember people, who sang ‘Alha Udal’ patriotic songs and some others sang Raginis etc. in village chaupal, or  who did some acts there to make people laugh, are also performers, artists. Further in our childhood we found many street performers, snake charmers, magicians, who made sound by their ‘Damru’ to make people gather in the street and then to please people and make them pay to the performer, they made some very nice performances. Rope walking also is a very old street performance.

As we move further there were circus shows, theatre shows, Raas Lila, Ram Lila etc., which while connecting us with our cultural heritage also provide a great chance for the artists to show their talent.

I would not go in much details here but writing poems, short stories, articles in papers etc. are also some ways of expressing ourselves and showcasing our talent.

There are some forms of art which needed some set up, infrastructure etc. like stage, a group of performers, directors etc. etc. Films are a great combination of all such departments and a great package in itself.

Anyway everybody does not have access to such facilities and platforms etc. Further publishing books etc. also was not an easy job. For those who write, in whatever field, after the spread of internet facilities, it is now easy to reach people with their creative pieces and to make their message reach and their talent be displayed before an unlimited audience worldwide. Blogging is such a great platform available to everybody today and yes we can expect anything from this be it name, fame or money, depends on our talent and how far we know the techniques of exploiting the possibilities in this limitless field.

I just want to wish that all bloggers get whatever best they can get from this activity by putting before people their best creative talent and efforts made in the field of research and in this way enrich the vast arena of internet publishing etc.

Success would have different meaning for different people depending on their talent, what they produce and what they look for.

This is my humble submission on the #IndiSpire prompt – What success meant for you as a blogger ? And why you want to be a successful blogger is you are doing this for fame and money ? Say Me Your Opinion #IAMABLOGGER

Thanks for reading.

 

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