Swapneel Shah

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Bangalore Pune on bike in a single day!!!

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17 x 1 = 17
17 x 2 = 34
17 x 3 = 51

17 x 10 = 170

Mind is alert! 🙂

Move left toe, left shoulder, left hand fingers…
Move right toe, right shoulder, right hand fingers…
Neck…

Body doing ok! 🙂

It was around 7 hours I had been riding continuesly… And it was going to be another 10-12 hours of continous drive to Pune… We both (me and my Suzuki GS 150R) were doing good… The additional overdrive 6th gear was helping me hover around 80kmpr at a comfortable 6000rpm… Morning time went by fresh, quick and yet comfortable… So far so good… I knew it was now that the real test starts!!!

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April 20, 2012 at 10:16 am

………I should have…

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(GO) NO FREE left turn...

(GO) NO FREE left turn...

Funny??? Actually it isn’t… Numerous people including me passed this square each day with the (GO) NO FREE left turn… The paper sticker put up by someone to convert the ‘NO’ to ‘GO’ for fun/convenience/timepass/etc had changed the whole meaning… I noticed it… I even clicked it from my cam… But did not get down from my cab and give a minute to correct it… 😦

But thankfully it was corrected by someone, before my inner voice got strong enough to make me spend few minutes and act…

Somewhere we all feel that things need to change… Maybe even wish that we contribute… But then nothing happens until we act………

Each individual acts!!! ……… I should have…

Swapneel*

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May 11, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Chikki ghya… chikki… … Lonavala chi Chikki…

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Chikki

Chikki (Strawberry flavor)

I was sleeping… or well actually trying to sleep on the top berth of my compartment… It was raining steady outside… And I was shivering inside… Somehow the chaddar was not providing enough warmth… I heard the train leaving Lonavala Station… The irritating noise of on-station hawkers faded, and things were going calm… Could listen only to the helpless slow movements of the train in the Ghats now… And occasionally some in-train sellers… … …

Chikki ghya… Chikki… … Lonavala chi Chikki…” (Have some Chikki… Chikki… Lonavala’s Chikki…)

[Chikki is a traditional ready-to-eat Indian sweet made usually from groundnuts\sesame seeds\dry fruits\Coconut and jaggery.]

Didn’t sound like a regular seller… I gave a cautions ear…

“Chikki ghya… Chikki… Lonavala chi Chikki…”

Sounded like a old trembling voice… female… pause…

“Chikki ghya… Chikki… Lonavala chi Chikki…”

This time a bit firm voice… Looked like she took a deep breath for this sale call… I turned and then took a peek out from my Chaddar…

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My interaction with Religion and God…

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Nopes... It isnt a temple of any God... Just a picture from my album at Picasa...

Continuing on last thread and Inspired from a write-up that my friend Prashant Murarka shared with me few days back…

 

All of us some time or other have had some interactions with these words… God, Religion, caste, etc. Trying to share a few of my major interactions from since childhood…

 

—Religion for me started when I was told by my Parents that I was a Jain as I was born in a Jain family… Maybe my rational thoughts even as a child did not make me feel that I should follow Jainism as I was Jain by birth… It was not like my parents were forcing me to follow Jainism… They were in fact very liberal and always said, ‘follow if you feel it is right’… But I guess the whole environment, big joint family, close society, etc. were embossing on me that Jainism was a obvious choice when I was to still understand for myself what is a Religion?, what is Jainism?, Why Religion? Why God? before I started accepting things…

 

—Most of my childhood days I spent at my home town village Vaduj. My Grandma used to offer 24 mangoes to God, before anyone in the house could start relishing the mango season… I still remember those mangoes… Bigger, better quality and TWENTY FOUR of them were offered to God and what we all 4-5 grand children got was one mango in the morning and one in the evening… When God never ate any of those 24 best ‘chosen’ mangoes and I always felt that it is unfair on me and my cousins; when I used to think that I alone could have taken all those 24 at the same time in my small tummy… 🙂

 

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HARD work OR JUST a TODO list???

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Even if does not be a good blog entry, maybe I now have a answer to my friends sms that he sent me 26th Sept 2006… too late to reply him, but better late than never…

“””One of my friends sent me a sms that read-
“Sometimes the road traveled turns out to be more beautiful than the destination reached. Enjoy leading your life no matter what it turns out to be.”

(to be continued…)

Continuing… after almost 2 yrs…

This was meant to highlight me ‘working HARD’ and not enjoying my life as it came; and he enjoying his life without thinking of the future… And I was not able to explain him that this was the most important phase of his life, and he should ‘work HARD’ here… If he failed here, things would get beyond correction and he would have see the effects the whole life… And today after almost 2 yrs. after this sms unfortunately for my friend this has come out to be true… 😦

OK, now let me get back to the topic… ‘TODO list’ OR ‘HARD work’…

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My first Salary…

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Today I received a bonus and thoughts ran down back to my 1st salary… Hummm… Everyone knows what the 1st salary means for an individual… It also meant so much for me… So many things keep on rolling in your mind as you see the money deposited in your account… Pulling out a mail from my Patni .pst that I wrote to a friend when he got his 1st salary in Aug 2006. It reflects my feelings when I got my 1st salary… It also has reflections of my recent past when I wrote this mail…

Sharing it with you-

“My memory of 1st salary… 9,849… everyone in my batch of 40 people who joined Patni Computer Systems Ltd. with me were enjoying… (In their own ways)… I was dormant… cool, unmoved… Read the rest of this entry »

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January 7, 2008 at 8:02 pm

My first job

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2nd November… After a job-hunt for almost 5 months, this is the day I stated my career… My 1st job… SEED infotech as Consultant… Salary Rs 3500/month… My 1st session- Prepared for 4-5 days, 3-4 mock rehearsals, 6 hrs of content… Session started we introduced each other… All the class was experienced, at least 2 yrs… and I was a fresher with ZERO experience teaching them .NET!!! still remember and can feel the heart beats; and taking sips of water frequently to keep watering my dry throat… Could not complete the 2 hr session… Though I was successful in not letting anyone guess that I was a fresher; I got to know what it takes to earn…Its been a journey with lot of un-expressible experiences; both in career and personal life… many 1st’s… many last’s… Today I truly feel the value of this small write-up that I wrote some months back… Sharing it… Read the rest of this entry »

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November 2, 2007 at 8:05 pm