These are excerpt from my life experiences.
Monday, December 29, 2008
This practice should be banned as this leads to all round corruption and the honest engineers cannot servive. In the past there was one incident in which one engineer in Bihar was murdered as he could not pull along with the politically sponcerred contactors.As a matter of fact if the engineer sticks to the specications and tries to get the quality of work then in that case he becomes the target and all the scruplious cantacters having links with the politcal persons become his enemy.So in that case an engineer should get himself tranferred in the safe pockets within the departments concerned instead of getting involved by taking posting in feild where there is public dealings and an engineer comes in contact with the public and the sponcered contractors politically.I remember on instance when I was not bowing to the wishes of the politically motivated contractors I was getting threatening letters with no name and address.The letter was a filthy in language and abuses and in that letter I was threatened that my son and daughter would be killed and that if did not get myself transferred .Out of fear I shifted my children to some other state with my brother and I used to take a secruity while going for inspection.I did not bow to the fearful tactics and did my normal duties.Once I got a news that some persons had stollen cement from the store and approached the police and the area MLA I was shocked to note that police had arrested a monor for stealling the cement and the rumour went that the stollen cement was the handy work of the contactor and the MLA.THe matter ended that the shortfall of cement was made good by the contractor.Once an MLA told me that major work of developments should be done in his constituency as he was to fight election in his constituency and that funds were sanctioned for whole of disrict and not for that partcular constttuency to this he remarked that I should not try to avoid or surpass his orders and that I should be aware that one MLA had about 3 lac voters and the MLA rules on those voters minds and If I dared in that case I could not do service in his constituency and that I would be in trouble.So I made up my mind that I would not serve in that particular area and I got myself transferred in planning and design department.So by using this tactics I any how completed my 33 years service and got promotions through court so I could save my life and self esteem.During the end of service I made request that I should be given some posting near Delhi but it happened just the reverse I was given the marching orders to join duties at Gorakhpure away from Delhi near Nepal border.I repented to make such a request of Delhi posting .The orders of transfer were so harsh that stated that if I could not join the new posting I would be suspended forthwith.So in this way anyhow I COULD SAVE MY PENSION.Had I not joined I would have been suspended and would be getting only 90% pension and in that case who bothers if one was suspended at fag end of service.I also know that sometimes one has to supress emotions but have to obey orders in the interest of the Govt.If one has opted service in that case as the saying goes that NAUKER HAI TO NACHA KAR is perfectly true and it applies to all univrsally.While on the other hand the business man is the master of his whole show.In service one cannot put his son or daughetr in the same service while on the other hand if the son or daugher can inherite the same business and earn living.During service a service people remains hand to mouth and can make both ends meet and the only advantage is that he can give good education to his children.THE bare fact is that there are advanges and disadvanges in all walks of life.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
my house.Similarily I got S F AND FF vacated.Continuing
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Learning Bycycle was a great job and I was afraid of falling down and got hurt.My eldest once made me sit on cycle and asked me to paddle but I was not knowig to climb down and subsrquently dasded it on the water pies on the road side on Chamelion Road delhi and in that way I used to learn cycle and it proed a great asset to me when I had to rush from one class to another in Polytechnic in delhi and later on during my Engineering in Roorkee.Thanks to my eldest brother late Shri Sohan Lalji.
I also once had a trip from Roorkee to Haridwar on bycycle.It gave me enjoment.During hostel days I had mentioned that once I was hit by my friend but I once thought to harm but remained silent to avoid the matter and that was also a good sence
Once I had a chance to go on river side with my friend during RaiWALA N C C camp I saw a perfect beauty but at the same time I thought that we should avoid to mix with the locals and they might be dangerous and therefore I rushed back to camp and heaved a sigh of relief.As iwas told by our elders that we should try to have control on our wilful desires and have to acheive the goal as all the deviations were to be avoided and concentrate on studies
When I got degree of BE (civil)from Roorkee University I came home and was whiling away time then our Bauji told us to do some job but we remained at home and all the brothers were just used make mischiefs and on that point once our BAUJI TOLD US THAT WE WOULD NOT GET FOOD IF WE DONT WORK tO JUSTIFY hE ORDERD US TO SLEEP IN THE FACTORY .hE WAS PERFECTLY RIGHT In this way we learnt a dignity of labour and now stood in our lives with our self esteem we acheived our goal and finished our job by settling our son and daughter in their respective lives.I think it is our pious duty as human being.
Firsly I tried to seek some job in MCD and I got the job in MCD as graduate section officer and my posting was in planning section .My collegues were very helpful .but as I was JE in MCD some our neighbours used to give me some jobs to get sanctions and use my influence which I could not do as I got little time for those thankless jobs and every time when my boss checked I was not available on my seat.So out of frustation saught service in UP IRRIGATION AT MAINPURI in 1963
Here I started learning to drive car and so many heavy machines like Draglines,bull dozes .tracters trucks out zeal to learn all.Slowly all the taste was vanished as the department raised so many audit points althouh I was right.I encountered so many difficulties as I was new and also new and fresh from the university and those lapses did occur.Eeven the supervisor under me tried to deceive but proper checking saved me As I was new some of the pesons under me tied to steal and once I caught the person red handed who apologised I allowed him to work after giving him strong warning.So I had to balance with my higher officers and the staff below
In UP there are cast basis and I was being Punjabi I had to take special care to save my job and post even then complaints did occure as no bady could satisfy all when you were dealing public life as ours job was tough to distribute water for Irrigation eithr from tubewells our through canals........
Friday, December 12, 2008
Now after about 13 years I saw Bauji in my dreams that Bauji was just sleeping and some injury marks on his body and he was examined by the docters and diclared him dead .I again called the docter who agai examined him and as he was about to leave a voice comes that whrer we were going.He told us that he was not dead abnd he was just pretended .Then the docters astonished and we were just thinking as to it can happen that a dead person can get life again.The dream is dream and as I woke up found nothing around and that pious soul again vanished.We attended the Mata Ki Chawki at Naraina and had a enjoyed the worship songs in prise of GOD THE ALMIGHTY.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Now on personal life I feel young although I have completed one decade of retirement life .No doubt that aging effect is there abnd I have to take so money medicines daily to tackle the diebeties and other minor medical complications.But even then I am happy that God is helping me to live a peaceful life.I give respect to my children and my wife who is doing so much even though she is suffering due to right hand fracture ailment.I give regards to her for pulling on life with zeal and at this age .I close for the day with these sincere thoughts for the day for all near and dear ones.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
If a patient goes to the docter and says that he cannot see and wants that docter should any how operate his eyes and bring back his eyesight.For this work he pays the necessary fee to the docter .After getting the fee the doctor operats the eyes of the patient and the patient eyes become normal.The patient is very much thankful to the doctor.But on the otherhand man forgets the omni present Almighty God who has bestowed all HIS blessings on the man and he forgets every thing and all the blessings of GOd and never remembers HIM So it is our poius duty to remember God on every moment and thank HIM so profuosly till our lost breath.In my opinion this is the only truth and the good deeds only goes with the piou soul which finds place under the devine feet of GOD.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Once upon a time there lived a lady in a small town .She had a son who was very naughty and he got a habit of stealing things and he used to deposit the stolen money with his mother .She once asked his son that where from he used to get all the money ? The son replied that he got all the money from business and those money was his profit from business.The habit of stealing went on increasing and once he committed murder when the owner of the house woke up and tried to resist his efforts .The police caught him and he was sentenced to death by the judge.As he was being brought to gallows and the judge asked him about his last wish .He replied that he wanted to talk to his mother in her ears for a second.The judge allowed him that he could talk to his mother so that his last wish was fulfilled as allowed under law. So his mother was summoned and she lent her ear towards the mouth of his son .As soon as her ear was near his sons mouth he furiously bit the ear of his mother. The judge asked him why did he bit her ear and what was her fault?.At that
moment the thief son replied that all the blame was of his mother because she did not tell him that stealing things was a bad habit .Had she told him when he did the first theft then in that case he would had not been on the gallows and begging for life .He further told to the judge that she used to be happy when he brought the daily the ill gotten wealth and rather she used to encourage him .He prayed to the judge that she should also be punished along with him for not guiding him so that he would become a good citizen.
In a nut shell it is the duty of all parents to inculcate good habits in to the minds of their wards so that they can become good citizens of the nation.and that the nation may be proud of them.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
As they went a away a king and queen were sitting on a royal car riot( royal bughi) were passing from that route.seeing a youth sleeping under the tree the king ordered his royal bughi to stop .The king asked his queen look a handsome youth just enjoying his sleep.The king and queen were also worried about their kingdom as they were not having any son to succeed their vast empire .They were thinking what was the use of expanding their empire when there was no one to inherit.As they were thinking a flash message was received by them that some neighbouring king had attacked their kingdom.So hurriedly they went away.
Later on the robbers were passing by that route and they noticed that a young man was sleeping under the tree.When they came closure they noticed that the youth was wearing a golden chain round his neck and they were sure that he might have enough money in his pockets .Then they decided to kill him and rob him of.They started to sharpen their weapons knives and daggers.As they were in process of sharpening their weapons they heard the sound of barking of dogs and the sound of barking dogs was becoming louder and louder.At this point they ran away from the scene leaving all the weapons by the side of youth.
After some time when he woke up and found some weapons by his side he was frightened and hurriedly ran towards the town.During his sleep he was unconscious and did not know what was in his fate at one moment he might had been a rich person had the rich couple would have adopted him and in the other moment he might be king of vast empire had he been adopted by the king and queen. To my mind no body knows what God has stored in ones fate and mysterious are ways of God.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Another day during walk a different senior citizen a sadarji while walking was telling about the different phases of women in an ironical manner.He told us that woman is called Chandramukhi at the time of marriage .The husband promise s that he will bring stars for her and compares her charm with that of moon .As the time passes her face glooms and she looks beautiful and she shine like a sun and husband calls her Suramukhi and follows her orders happily just like a desciplend soldier or slave or yes man.He looses his courage of saying no to her commands and life goes on .Now comes the final phase of woman that is Jawlamukhi and that is most dangerous in a sense that the man becomes weak as usual and then scumbs to her wishes and remains silent .This is universal cycle and if we believe in in rebirth then it may be that in the next cycle the wife will become husband due to her dictating traits and the man becomes wife due submissive traits.I have to say that all this a mythical thoughts which have not been solved even thosands of years have elapsed.So every morning some new topic automatically crops up fades in nothing conclusive.One thing is there that all people who come for walk return with satisfied frame of mind.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
As were sitting and waiting regarding the new arrival of the cute baby the news from my son came that baby Ahana has come and he wished us and we also reciprocated in the same zeal.As matter of fact the joy would have been better had Montoo would have been here in India .We would have called all the near and dear ones and performed all the religious obligations with great pump and show.This is the one Addison in our Sethi family. As per report from Montoo the Ahana 's date of birth is 1/ 8 / 2008 and time is !.59 AM weight is 8.05 lb and height is 20 Inches place of birth is Freemont San francisco California We also send our good wishes to Kitty and Ahuja family on this good news
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
I was remembering the old golden days when we have got energy and used to get enjoyment at every moment.Although there are no worries even then we feel in secured and we have got no company . Life of retirement is also difficult because we have got no work to do and goal to achieve.It is true saying 'all work and noplay makes JACK a dull boyHere the position is different that no work and no entertainment makes us as dull as if there is no life at all.As a matter of facthere should be some aim for which we should strive all the life long we were running after to earn and spend on the well being of our children and a day comes that they flew away and don't bother that they should be in touch with their parents.On one side they may be right in thinkingthat way but about the parents who have spent the whole life on the children and they do not respond to parents .In my opinion the children should at least so often respect their parents as tenderly as they were brought up by their parents.If this happens then only the bonus life of elderly persons will be happier and peaceful.In the old mythology it written that elderly persons give ashirwad to the children and say that life of their kids should be long and prosperous and they should be prosperous (Dundaon Nahao and Puto Pheloan ) but they don't ask for themselves.In this age of different culture the children have become self centered and think of their own comforts leaving their parents stay alone and insecured.I have to stress that we should give respect our elders and try to interact with them this not mean that the children sit with their parents leaving all the work.The should balance their routine in such a way that parents should feel secured and feel that they are being looked after by their children.I Was touched by seeing the picture Bhagban wherein the children made the life their parents hell due to their selfish ends.Although one can say it is picture but in my opinion it is happening in real life of so many elders .This picture is an eye opener to so many younger and at the same time
to the parents Actually at this bonus life we are scared of remaining lonely and not being respected and no incentives of saying few words of appreciation .If the children say few words ofrespect to the parentsdaily and go for work after touching the feetoftheirparents and getting their blessings I am sure that they will be 100 % surely will win in their field and in all walks of life. They should know the meaning of mother who brought up their kids and so often slept on the wet bed and she slept her baby on the dry bed.While bring up she had sacrificed her all comforts and spent many many sleepless nights.With this remark I think I have truthfully expressed my feelings and I also emphasise that this my personnel remark and in no way any ill feeling to any body.I shall feel obliged if I am excused if any thing I have written wrong or contrary.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
This had a negative effect that when that councillor fought election he was surprisingly defeated in MLA election.Again while having a morning walk in M block park Saket once I asked an elderly Sanyasi that he had left all the mess where he took all the meals and left on the bench of the park I told him that he had done mistake .He rudely replied that he would not do and left the scene saying that if I had interest then I should do the cleanig of the left overs..In the similar people know the rights but not the duties as a good citizen. Most of the people cant find the space for parking as such try to grab the road space in front of other houses.Acute shortage of parking space is also due to the reason that each hose usually have 3 to 5 cars in the same house resulting in shortage and unpleasant situations. Similar situation exists in almost in whole Delhi.There is a great rush when the Schools are opened and then when the students go back to their houses when schools are closed.The opening of so many malls and district centre has made the situation of roads the worst.Continuing .........dated 6/3/08
Friday, February 22, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
daily use from the malls and use their car .If you have to go for hair cut then you need a car.So if you have no work permit ten you cannot survive.USA is costlier than Canada as regards rented accommodation and living cost.If you are not the citizen or a green card holder then you cannot get the medicine without the doctors advice.So if any body who is not a citizen has not any medical facilities.Only in blood relations can call their parents and support them .
If any item of the house hold is not required or is surplus or it is got defective it will be left out side the house and it can be lifted by any body.Most of the people notify and hold garage sales for surplus items or they can also hold garage sales if they are transferred to other of part of USA and they don't want to shift.All the houses are sold as fully furnished just to move in .
In Fremont alone about 10000 Indians live and all over we can find indian restaurants .Even you can have half baked ROTIES or even GOL Guppas Indian shops.Postal service is also very fast and if you want to send some letter then you have to lift the arrow fixed on the letterbox an d the post man will take out the letter and post it to its destination.Idea is that you have not go to the post office to drop that letter.Most interesting thing I noticed that if any body or family go to visit any other family and they have get together then they usually take a bottle of whisky and other items as mark of good gesture.It is in the same way as in India when we visit to our friend or relative we use to take fruits or sweets for the host family.You will not find so many people on the road.Mostly people use cars and some times you can find people on bicycle and there is a separate pavement for bicycles. Continuing.............