These are excerpt from my life experiences.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Remembering the old time memories of our Bauji's truthfulness and his legacies I remember that Once after partition he used to discuss the which business was to be done during printing work.He was against to make and print the material which taught us bad things whether it was playing cards or some cartons of baby pistol.Once a firm came to us that we should make the cartons of Baby Pistols manufactured by M/s Ramesh Toys BaraHindu Rao .Again as a principal he told My brother that we should refuse but as we were getting extra money my brother accepted the order.We got printed the cartons of baby pistol and worked hard to complete the order. The material was supplied to the firm but as you know the pistol whether it was a toy or actual it gave bad idea of cruelty to the tender minds of the children.So the legacy of Bauji was that it should be shunned .The material was not lifted and the card board cartons remained stacked in stores and after some times there were so many scorpions in whole lot and the same stuff was wasted and to be burnt .So we had to suffer loss .Again I remember my Bauji was offered a job by some leather shop as a cashier on arrival in Delhi after partition by the firm named M/s Labhu Ram and Ram Labhaya and Sons at Sadar Bazar area.He refused this job because he hated the leather shop as it dealt with skin of goat and sheep.To his belief it was cruelty towards animals,.He used to say that he would prefer to be hungry than to do job which was bad in his own eyes and in the eyes of the GOD .We remembered that we used to eat Roti without any vegetable and we had to eat roties with salt and chillies and water. All this prove that Baujis Legacy was great and we still try to follow those teachings and remember him although he is resting under the Divine feet of the GOD.
While sitting and going back to memory when our family was struggling for making both ends meet my beloved Bauji used to sit for meditation and used to utter Gyatri Mantras and Sandya daily in the morning and evening .He used to be very calm and to my Knowledge I had not found him enraged or tense.He used to say that if you had will nothing is impossible.He used to teach me the Sandya and Bhajans of Arya Samaj.Once he told us that If we wanted success then we should sit in meditation for some time and say," we will succeed, we will succeed ,we will succeed and God give me the courage" and told me that it will surely work and you would be suucessful. He was a practical man but very calm .Once it so happened that he was arguing to my eldest brother late Sohan Lal sethi who was very fast and wanted to be successful and wanted to start the business of printing Playing Cards Disagreeing to this idea My Bauji was of the opinon that we should not start this type of business as the playing cards was not good idea as this taught the public a sort of gambling and all the ills started from playing cards and it was a waste of time and it was the mother of all crimes.If you lost the game then it was ok but if you won then the other losing party would not allow you to go and some times the events took ugly situation and one cuold lose the life.He cited the example of Mahabharta and told that due to gambling a great war of Mahabhart was fought .Any way My brother started the business and named the firm English Playing Card company.Actually in those days Eagle Playing Company was on the top and we copied the same.So many playing cards were printed and we gave the sole selling agency to some Bawa glass company at Chandni Chawk .But as bad luck would have it the product was not sold in the market.Then the agen cy told us to give blanket to attract the customer and we were told that that playing cards had a great market in south India and we had despatched the product but the same was returned on some pretext or the other.When I was at Mainpuri UP I was requested to go Kanpur to collect the money from Mullaji of Kanpur .I went to his shop and contacted him but he atonce replied that the material could not be sold and returned the material.We were put to huge loss and at this point our Bauji felt very much tensed and repeatedly told my brother that we should earn money by some useful and noble work.Then all the blocks were removed and put in the house in our tyaji house .The blocks were kept under the bed and and then the bad luck started in that house also finally those blocks were burnt down as those blocks were bringing bad luck Our house at Bara Hindu Rao was used to be full of playing cards and Montoo was a small child he used to play with so many waste of playing cards.I still believe that the playing cards dont bring good luck It was at midnight when I was sleeping at my Factory at Bara Hindu Rao Delhi where all along my sides there were playing cards and blocks of playing cards were there and I felt that some body was pressing me so hard that I woke up and searched the factory but there was no body and I was all alone .Out of fear I immediately closed the factory and ran to my house which was located on the first floor opposite to our factory.From that day I had developed some sort of hatred of playing cards .But I dont hate the persons but I hate the this evil only.So we have great respect of Our Bauji and his legacy of truthfulness and sincerity and hatred of the bad deeds in our lives.He used to say that earning by good deeds would bring up our children and mould them a good citizens of soceity.He used to say that only good deeds would go with the soul and a person would get eternity. Such was legacy of our Bauji and I bow my head to that departed soul which is resting at the devine feet of Almighty God.
Friday, February 15, 2008
During our trip to USA we hurriedly planned trip to Canada .As a matter of fact we had received a Viza for Canada and got it from India .We took a flight from Calfornia to Vancuor and it was a 2hours flight I along with Montoo and Aanya and shashi reached Vancuor at 8.30 pm and we hired a rental car and reached the destination at 10 pm.We were at Burnaby and my sister "s house was located on the high way and we had not to search much.Next morning we had seen so many places and we found all the places wonderful. Today as I am feeling sleepy so I shall continue later on ......
Friday, February 1, 2008
One day we went to sea area near Sanfrancisco and we had a great time fun.we have seen the crooked street and to dirve the car here is adangerous proposition I have seen the highest buildings and the bay area was a wonderful site.we have seen the ship and also we have seen where the prisoners were kept.As we were strolling it was a windy day and there was cold breeze blowing and as we sat in a restaurant we were shivering with cold.To save ourselves from cold we had to purchase the worm jackets.Then we sat for photos on the sea beach.We have seen the Chocklate machine and enjoyed a lot and returned to fremont.The weather of California remains almost same through out the year same as this is near sea.we had taken the woollen clothes but there was no need and the same had to be carried back.We had to wait for the week days so that we could enjoy with our children.But I had seen on week days our children remained busy on the computer .In USA it is generally seen that family members husbands and wives all work and they divide duties and on week days husbands have to help wives in running washing machine and house cleaning work and parenting and grooming the children .This is because both are working partners and they are compelled to do so.Any way they have no time to prepare or cook food so they mostly depend upon on fruits and baked items like bread and pastas etc.In a nut shell I mean to say that life at USA is very busy as is seen in India in the most of the metros cites. Continuing....