पानी हूँ पानी रहने दो

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कितना शीतल, कितना निर्मल
हिमगिरि के हिम से निकल निकल,
यह निर्मल दूध सा हिम का जल,
कर-कर निनाद कल-कल छल-छल,
तन का चंचल मन का विह्वल
यह लघु सरिता का बहता जल
-गोपाल सिंह नेपाली
जीवन के अस्तित्व के लिए जिस प्रकार हवा का होना बेहद आवश्यक है उसी प्रकार जल भी जीवन का अति आवश्यक हिस्सा है. जल के बिना जीवन अकल्पनीय है.
हम अपने जीवन में प्रतिदिन जल का प्रयोग करते हैं, लेकिन कभी उसकी महत्ता और अमूल्यता पर तनिक भी विचार नहीं करते. यह बात आपको अजीब लग सकती है किंतु सच्चाई से मुंह तो नहीं मोड़ा जा सकता. सुबह जगने से लेकर रात में सोने तक, हमारी दिनचर्या का एक अनिवार्य हिस्सा है जल. जैसे- खाना बनाना, पीना, कपड़े साफ़ करना, हाथ-पैर साफ़ करना आदि-आदि. एक कल्पना करिए कि अगर आपको खाने के बाद पीने को पानी न मिले तो कैसा महसूस होगा. धूल-मिट्टी से सने पैरों को धोने के लिए उचित मात्रा में जल उपलब्ध न हो तो क्या होगा!
ये तो हुई अनिवार्य दिनचर्या की बात. इसके अलावा हमारी एक और आदत है जो यकीनन बुरी है. इस बारे में हम कभी सोचते तक नहीं. वह आदत है पानी की महत्ता को भूलकर पानी का दुरूपयोग. हम हर रोज नहाते समय, ब्रश करते समय, हाथ धोते समय पानी को बेमतलब बहा रहे होते हैं लेकिन हमें इसका तनिक भी भान नहीं होता. बेकार में नल खुला छोड़ देने से होने वाले नुकसान के बारे में हमने शायद ही कभी सोचा होगा! मैं हमेशा अपने आस-पास ऐसी परिस्थिति देखकर विचलित हो जाता हूँ.
बचपन में, जब भी मुझसे कोई गलती होती थी, मेरे पिताजी गुस्से में सवाल करते थे, ‘क्या पढ़ते हो?’ मैं अकेले में सोचता था कि इस गलती में मेरे विषयों का क्या गुनाह है? अब जाकर मेरी समझ में आया है कि उनका मकसद यह जानना होता था कि पढ़ाई से मैंने क्या सीख ली है. पढ़ाई का मतलब केवल विषयों का ज्ञान भर नहीं होता, बल्कि इसका मकसद हमारी सोचने-विचारने की क्षमता का विकास करना होता है. शिक्षा से हम मानवता की ओर आकृष्ट होते हैं.
ईश्वर ने हमें अमूल्य जल दिया है. अपने जीवन के साथ-साथ इस धरती की सलामती इसी में है कि हम जल संरक्षण के लिए अपने प्रयास तेज करें और हर छोटे प्रयास से इस बड़े यज्ञ में अपना योगदान दें.

Ready to explore

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It is my dream task to travel the whole country by road and explore every unknown thing found in the way. Exploring new ways and newer things on and around roads is always thrilling as well as an interesting thing to do. In the process, If you are riding a cool and beautiful motorcar then it becomes a memoir of comfort and joy.

Have you started dreaming? Oh! You don’t want to spend more? Nothing to be sad, Here comes the caretaker of your dreams and most happier thing is that It will not put much pressure on your pocket.

 

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Datsun’s Redi-Go has been introduced to keep in mind the thrill, comfort and joy of fun loving people. Beautiful designing, excess comfort and ‘safety first’ are its appealing qualities. Every single quality that a rider wants in his car has been included in this vehicle.

 

It was an amazing experience to go through its features. On exploring its features, I have found few ones touching my interest:-

 

MODERN DESIGN

 

The external view is nothing less than a eyeful beauty. One can easily fall in love by seeing it first time. Its curves are mind-blowing. The iconic design of high lamps makes Datson Redi-Go different from other cars. Its external beauty depicts its inner quality.

 

Car’s seats are luxurious and very comfortable and it guarantees you a safer journey in broken roads. It will keep you intact and free of any type of pain.

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Datsun Redi-Go features the design that will make you feel the ride of a sport car.

So be ready to Beat the pace and Enjoy the race.

 

 

FULL ECONOMY

 

Have you decided to go on a long drive? Or,  Are you planning to explore every unknown way? Then, Just go and create the new heights of excitement.

Are you worry about the enough fuel expenditure?  Then, You are selecting the right button. Nothing to worry, The 799cc engine of Datsun Redi-GO provides a peppy response and an impressive fuel economy of 25.17 km/L. It’s built for staying out more and enjoying the road longer. You can enjoy longer ride without spending more.

970X504_fuel-efficiancy.jpg.ximg.l_6_m.smartYour way will take a rest but fuel tank will not.

 

 

Safety measures

 

Safe journey is the choice and everything for a passenger. Thrill is a matter of happiness till it doesn’t hurt the individual. Safety of passenger is the most important thing. Every feature of the vehicle is beautiful till it keeps its passengers safe and intact.

Datsun has kept the safety of the passengers on top and has designed its newer Redi-Go too to keep its riders happier and safer. Strengthened Datsun Body structure is for optimized Torsional Rigidity and stiffness. Your safety is guaranteed in the Datsun Redi-GO.

Safer ride is your wish, Safer is their promise.

 

 

 

 

I would love to test the Datsun Redi-Go in the city of Varanasi. Rush and broken roads are always a matter of sadness. One thinks many times before going on roads full of jams and pathholes. I would take test drive of Datsun Redi-Go for testing its feature of comfort and the quality of turning sadness into smile. I would also test the car for its overall impact.

 

 

 

Fun. Freedom. Confidence. The ultimate Urban Cross – Datsun redi-GO – the capability of a crossover with the convenience of a hatchback

 

Impacts of clean India campaign

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“To take a big step, one need a small step in the beginning.”

I had to travel from Varanasi to my home by train. Train was late, So I decided to walk along the platform.
I was surprised to see that there was very very less amount of dirt and debris on its floor in comparison to 5-6 months back. There was regular cleaning done on the platforms. People were throwing the waste at suitable places but not here and there.

You will say what is surprising about this? Could cleaning be a surprise? Yes I know, It’s just a regular practice and the behavior of a common people.
But, It was not practiced outside our houses. People try to keep clean their own houses but not of others. Now, People are joining and co-ordinating their hands and making the impact.
It is surprising because 5 or 6 months before, the scene was totally different. Platforms were just like a house of dirt and debris.

Whether It’s used plastic bottles or wastewater or wasted papers, all was there to malign the beauty of  the platform, the junction as well as the city.

Criticism is done at large scale against the Clean India Campaign. People ask about its impact.
I would say that Clean India Campaign has been changing the traditional mindset of people.

What changes I have seen after the launch of Clean India campaign by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 02nd of October, 2014, I have witnessed some smaller but very necessary changes in people’s mind as well as at the ground level.

IMPACTS OF CLEAN INDIA CAMPAIGN:-

1. People search for dustbin to throw waste

In earlier time, It was common that people were used to dump waste outside the dustbin. It was familiar to witness the littering anywhere on the road in a large amount.
But now, People dump waste at right place and if they do not find the dustbin, they ask from the people for that.

2. Young minds and hands are changing the scenario

Varanasi or Banaras or Kashi is the spiritual capital of India. Banaras is well-known as the city of streets, Ghats and temples.
Politically, Varanasi is also the parliamentary seat of PM Narendra Modi.

Two young ladies, Temsutula Imsong and Darshika Shah with their team started a initiative “Mission Prabhughat” to clean Ghats of the Banaras. At first, People tried to ignore as well as criticize for their work.
But, when there efforts began to change the scene, people began to join their hands to make the building.
PM himself praised their effort on his twitter account.

3. India can really change

‘INDIA CAN CHANGE’, It was just a slogan. But efforts and changes in Clean India campaign has shown as well as regularly changing people’s traditional mindset.

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It is just an example of change what I have been witnessing. There are a lot to come, join and make a clean country.

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Turning good into gold

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A gold morning is the combination of unpredictable happiness and refreshing energy. If your morning is good, your day will certainly turn out better. And, a better day makes your life beautiful and happier than before.

To start a day and the busy professional routine, we require a energy backup for whole day, that backup comes from the morning, I must say.

I am an undergraduate student and the necessity of consistent energy and refreshment is well known as well as well-required to me. Continued 6 hours of classes a day can easily make a person badly tired. Besides all, I have to pay much attention on my studies too and that also requires continued energy flow and refreshment in my body. Therefore, I know how a good morning can provide me all that is the required to my body.

My mantra to turn good mornings into gold mornings are very simple and common. Anyone willing to make their morning gold and the day beautiful can easily do it.

Early to rise

To enjoy a morning, you must wake up in the morning. I try to rise in the morning by latest 5 am. At that time, Sun is about to publish its rays in the sky. The whole surroundings looks clear and give me feeling of eternal peace.

Refreshment

Toothbrushing is a very important task. You have to meet people, speak with them and interact with them daily. Your face and tooth tells your impression on the person in front of you.
I always use colgate toothpaste and toothbrushes for cleaning of my mouth. It keeps me refreshed for whole day and I can easily interact with any person.

Watching sunrise on Ghats

I live in the city of Banaras, the spiritual capital of India. It is the city older than history. Banaras is situated on the banks of river Ganges and Ghats on the bank of the river are famous all over the world for its historical importance and scenic beauty.

Watching the Sun rising and making a golden road on the surface of the river is just an immortal memory. I regularly go to Ghats in the morning to enjoy the scene.

Traditional Breakfasts

It is said that you cannot even worship without food. Then, A morning without food is not possible.
Traditional breakfast of Banaras is Puri, Sabji and Jalebi. You can easily find it anywhere in the Banaras in the morning. It is just tastier than anything else. It has played an important role in turning good mornings into gold mornings.

That is how I turn my good morning into gold morning.
It’s my mantra, What’s yours?

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It’s a gold morning

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“A gold morning is not golden in color but turns a day into gold.”

A new day inspire us to take new resolutions and do our best to complete them. Resolutions are the reasons to go ahead in life and not be stable in the earlier state.

What decides how your day will pass today? How will you take care of your resolutions? And, What decides your rest of the day?
Guessing…..  yes! You are right, It’s the sweet Morning that is the decider of your day. Your whole day depends upon your morning, To make your day beautiful, you need to make your morning beautiful.
For getting refreshed and make their morning and day super, Some love to walk in the morning, some go to gym, some love to eat their favorite breakfast, some find their happy morning in newspaper and a lot.
You cannot find the taste of gold morning if you sleep till 10’o clock in the day.

For me, There are a number of things that turn my good morning into Gold. I love these things from core of my heart and I wish it might happen till my life.

I live in the spiritual capital of India, in the city of Banaras. In the hostel of university, I usually wake up at 5’o clock in the morning. After that, The act of refreshment starts. After refreshment, my morning walk starts from my hostel. It ends up to the Ghats on the banks of river Ganges.

Watching सुबह-ए-बनारस

It’s a morning musical program that is performed daily at the famous ASSI Ghat of Banaras. Every morning starts with Ganga Arti and then musical exercise. The combination of both is really amazing and It provide viewers eternal joy.
It’s a landmark of gold morning for me.

Lovely scenary of Sunrise

While sitting on river’s bank, you can watch the red spherical Sun rising from the east. Watching sunrise is always a joyful practice, but experiencing Sunrise on river’s bank is just unforgettable.
It looks alike a road of gold has been made on the surface of the water to welcome the new morning.
Watching sunrise is beautiful experience as well as an energetic exercise too.
The rising sun also inspires me to start up our day with more power and dedication.

Delicious breakfasts

A good morning is quite colorless without good breakfasts.
It is said that good food is the reason of good behavior.

After returning from the bank of river Ganges to my hostel, I prefer to eat famous Banarasi breakfast of Puri, Sabji and Jalebi. A sip of sweet tea after the breakfast makes it more beautiful.
The immortal taste of the traditional breakfast make my morning more amazing and I find myself ready to start my day with new energy, frest thinking and new enthusiasm.

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(Puri, Sabji and Jalebi….It’s mouth-watering)

These are the things that make my morning golden, What are yours?

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A city older than history

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“ Varanasi is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.”    – MARK TWAIN

A city that is beyond the history, that is known as the spiritual capital of India and has every aspect of life and death, is none other than the holy city of Banaras. 
There is no record of the beginning of the city. Also named as Varanasi and Kashi, Banaras is the only city in the world that is continuously habitated.

My favorite city is Banaras. It is situated in the state of Uttar pradesh.
To experience the holy air of the city, I was very interested. The interest first knocked door of my heart when I was in class 11th. I read some novels about Banaras and also searched about its specialty and I feel devoted for the beautiful city of Banaras.

The reputed Banaras hindu university was my destination to pursue undergraduate course. The preparation for the entrance examination of the university was very interesting. Banaras used to come in my day and night dreams.

It was the day of entrance when I felt the city for the first time. Whatever I had read and watched in books and TV was just in front of my eyes. I was speechless.
When I returned home, I couldn’t forget the city.

I passed the entrance and now I am studying in BHU. My dream came true. I am experiencing the city as per my wish.

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   (Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi)

I think this city has something unique and amazing. Banaras never disappoints anyone. It has something for everyone. Here, No one sleeps hungry.

The city is situated on the bank of the holy Ganges river. Sitting on the banks of river is a thrilling experience. You can meet with the real peace.
You can experience the reality of life in the city of Banaras. Old buildings, temples and heritage places are really amazing. You can easily find the combination of modern and ancient at every step.

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      (Ganga Aarti on Ghats Of Banaras)

Street foods, traditional foods, dessert dishes etc. are simply awesome and mouth-watering. Lassi and other milk products are very popular and delicious.

Taking sip of tea on riverside is just the joy of heaven on the earth. Boating in the river and watching the ancient buildings on its banks will make you dive in the history.

It’s a very famous tourist place as well. People from abroad and different parts of our country come to watch and feel spirituality. People come here to see Ghats, worship in the temples, experience the holy Ganges, taste tasty dishes, feel the spirituality and a lot of things. BHU is 100 years old university and It is also a subject of interest for the people coming to Banaras.

You can’t see the combination of life and death at any other place than Banaras.

I am loving this city very well and I can say that these are best days of my life.
The city of Banaras has been successful in saving its culture and It’s an achievement of which anyone can feel proud of.
Every Indian should come here to watch the combination of traditions, cultures, ages, life and death etc.
You will never forget its experience, I must say.
Banaras is a city made of great.

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Sugar free rice kheer

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“Taste of a dish lies in its nutritional importance.”

A very famous south-indian dessert receipe is kheer. The different forms of kheer are made in different parts of our country and it is making people’s taste more healthier. Kheer has always been a necessary and delicious part of food parties.
In north India, kheer is especially made on the occasion of festivals or any auspicious occasion.
Kheer is also used as prasad in temples.
In our side, Kheer of rice is very famous and It’s delicious as well.
Rice kheer can be made for any festival or celebration or also as a sweet dessert which you can be served after meals. The dish is quick and very easy.

Ingredients:
Full cream milk- 2 litres
Rice- 100 gms.
Water- 2 cup
Sugarfree sweetner- 30 gms. approx.
Dry fruits- 50 gms.

Method

Cleanse the rice in a bowl and soap it in the water.
Turn on the flame.
Boil the 2 litre full cream milk in a milk pot on medium flame for 10 minutes.
Add the plane water in the milk.

After that, put the soaked rice in the boiling milk and stir it regularly.
Don’t leave the stirring till rice is well cooked and messed up with the milk.(otherwise rice will catch the pot)
Put the flame low.
Milk will turn little brownish.
The kheer will shrink and reduce to one-fourth.
The whole process will take up to 35 to 40 minutes.

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Turn off the flame and add the sugarfree sweetner instead of sugar to maintain the real taste of the receipe.

Decorate the kheer with dry fruits as you wish.
I think you will like this simple dish that is great in taste.

Kheer of rice is very delicious in taste, easy in making and nutritious for your health.
Nowadays, People think twice before tasting something. The Sugar-free Rice kheer will give them rest from the worry.

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Explore more about sugar-free India campaign here.