Tuesday, 10 November 2015

A lot can happen over A CUP of CHAI.....

Hi folks!

Take a moment and imagine yourself rising from the bed in the morning… what you see… Sun, fresh air, greenery, fresh you but with a lazy smile on your face!! And…???... where is it… O there,,its there on the table... “A cup of Chai”…!!!

~sip sip~

Morning, Evening or Night, Chai has a place in all. If you are a Chaiholic like I m, you could relate to this. The only way a Chai Lover can wakeup is by holding that cup of garma garam Chai and cherishing its fragrance. Our day goes bad when we have not had that one lil cup of chai in the morning. To kick start our day its mandatory kinda thing for us to go through our daily mantra of inhaling the fragrance of fresh cardamom and ginger and sipping our hot creamy tea!! Yup it’s Tea. Spiced milk Tea. And Indians call it “Chai”.

~sip sip~

Tea is found in nearly every community around the world. There are many types with different flavors and colors. Like in India we have famous Assam Tea, Darjeeling Tea, Nilgiri Tea, Cutting-Chai, Masala-Chai and Malai-maar-k-Chai of Mumbai/ Delhi/ Varanasi/ Calcutta/ etc., Kashmiri Chai, Irani Chai of Hyderabad and many more.
Yet one feature remains constant. It brings us together. It creates a space for conversation. It gives us the opportunity to share. Like tea, we come from a variety of different backgrounds and we are shaped by our experiences. With this how can’t we talk about the popular “Chai Breaks”!! It’s a part of work culture. Most universities and offices, bound to have a local tea stall around known as “Chaiwala Thela”. It’s the place where students or employees gather. A break of chai with company of good friends is all you need. Complete relaxation and Rejuvenation! Slang word for the stall is Tapri!!
Near my college we had Ramesh Bhai ki tapri or Kaaki ki chai..!!
We chai lovers wait for rains to enjoy Baarish and Chai combo!
Tea is our friend whether it’s a fresh morning, or a bad sad tiring day...I mean any kinda day! Chai is the best companion.Especially during exams time... Right? It keeps us awake and it’s a pure bliss for those tired body and sleepy eyes. We feel Alive again! And you know what, when someone makes a bad cup of tea..it’s like dude how could you do this.. Don’t you no its value!! Huhh...Seriously it’s the worst feeling!
I can fall in love with a person who could also make me good tea. Ummmmm… I have already!! *Blush blush*

~sip sip~

Sunday mornings are like enire family siting together, chit-chating, flipping newspaper and enjoying Kadak Chai with parathe, or snacks like khakra, biscuits, bread, toast etc.
Chai is our national drink. We even invite our friends saying “Chai peene ana” or by asking “Chai pe bulao yaar”.. I am suddenly remembering few songs on chai-- “shayad meri shaadi ka khayaal dil me aya hai,, isliye mummy ne meri tumhe chai pe bulaya hai..” and the raunchy one of Salmaan Khan -- “Ek Garam Chai ki pyaali ho.. koi usko pilaane waali ho..” *wink wink*.

~Final sipppp~

Aaahhhaa… With the article I just finished my cup of Tea. Uff! Chai! I love calling it that way. Have a great day folks!


Saturday, 11 July 2015

तुझे कद्र ना समझ आई

जो सच पर रही डॅट्कर हमेशा
आज कसमे झूठी उसी ने है खाई

जिसके लिए अपनो से और दुनिया वालो से लड़ी
आज उसी की नज़रें क्यूँ झुकाई?

प्यार दिया जिसने जहाँ मे सबसे ज्यादा
उसके खिलाफ क्यूँ दी तूने गवाही?

मासूमियत से भरा बनाया था तुझे
फिर कहाँ से ये हैवानियत है आई?

आज पूंछ रही है मेरे दरबार पे आकर
कि ये कैसी किस्मत है मैने पाई

बेटा मैने तो चून चून कर हीरे दिए थे तुझे
पर तुझे ही कद्र ना समझ आई

जिसकी चमक को संझोकर रखना था तुझे
उस हीरे के ज़हेर की की तूने सिचाई

मत पूछ बेटा कैसी किस्मत है पाई
जब की तूने खुद अपनी कब्र की खुदाई!

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Are you a Gamer or Not?? 

I love games!
Games play an important role in achieving happiness.
There are wide range of emotions one seek out when they play their favourite games: bliss, relief, personal pride, feeling emotionally close to another player, surprise, curiosity, excitement, awe, wonder and many more.
Gamer know how to spark and feel these emotions whenever they want, no matter where they are, or what kind of day they’re having. It doesn't matter if they’re bored or stressed or lonely or frustrated or anxious – gamer can change how they feel, just by starting to play.
So games not only provide you with umpteen emotional experiences but also boosts mental health and well-being. It also stimulate your Imagination and keep your brain young. Many a times it helps to control anxiety or to reduce psychological stress.

According to a recent research online games can outperform pharmaceuticals for treating mild to moderate depression and anxiety.

Most video games are designed to allow players to succeed and be rewarded for that success. Different skill levels and a risk-and-reward gaming culture help the kids to learn to not feel afraid of failing. Instead it motivates them take a few chances in order to achieve their ultimate goal. Therefore I would say Games provide positive reinforcement.
Games helps us feel better, in the moment, and that this is important. Reducing the time we spend experiencing negative emotions and increasing the time we spend experiencing positive emotions. Even if games don’t change anything else in our lives, the power to change how we feel in the moment is a very good thing indeed. Games give us more control over our emotional destiny.
But it doesn't mean you stay glued to your screen 24x7. Everything in excess is bad you know!

Share what kind gamer are you.. What games you like.. Does it help you in anyway..