Archive forMarch, 2009

Religion v/s Humanity

Well what to say. The topic itself is self-explanatory.

There was this death of one of the colleague’s sister’s who was a `Christian` by birth. She was born and brought up in Mumbai as as such holds the registration in one of the church therein. She was married to a `Muslim`. After suffering from cancer, she passed away one day at her residence in Bangalore.

The worst part begins. Life can’t be so bad after death also. Being a `Christian` she would have to be cremated. But as the request was passed on to the church authorities, they refused to do so saying that since she was registered in Mumbai, they are not in a position to cremate her at Bangalore. WT.? My friends persuade to the church authorities but all in vain. It seemed like screaming in front a deaf person. The `father` of the church ask them to raise the matter to his higher authorities `bishop` for it to get cremated. But by that time, everyone had lost their patience.

My friend later ask her family members whether it can be done by `Hindu` rituals, to which all of them agreed. The body was later burnt as per `Hindu` rituals. Well lucky fellow, to be a part of all the religions.

My question. Is `Hindu` religion being too generous? I am not a person to comment on it. But what I felt after the incident is that, we created `Religion` first and then `God`. There is no place for humanity in today’s world. That’s what we have.

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A day to remember

Almost two years as of today. The doom day, 10th March 2007, 2:30 am. It was early morning or as you can say late night when I lost someone, who is/was very close to my heart, admist social values. Whom I have loved more than myself. It was not the matter of just one person but my whole family. My wife `Jahnovi`, unborn children `Pooja` and `Rahul`. At that moment I felt like killing myself, but why?

Am I still alive to find the answer to the question or what, or still trying to figure out what was wrong or what went wrong. This lives a big question on my life.

I am still searching for my lost wife and childrens with a hope that they will one day or the other I will find them from the past. I think that I am not so perfect as one should be, taking things as granted or taking life too easy with whatever comes my way …. One needs to learn from the past but am I dumb enough not to learn from it?

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Ride to Gopalaswamy Betta

Participants:

1. K.Parthasarathy
2. Ishier Rahote
3. Guru Prasad
4. Manivannan
5. Myself

Date: 15th Feb, 2009

Mode of Transport: Bajaj Platina 125 cc, Bajaj Pulsar, Hero Honda Splendor

Gopalaswamy Betta (Himavad) is located in the Chamarajanagar district of the state of Karnataka and is the highest peak in the Bandipur National Park.Dense fog predominates and covers the hills round the year and thus gets the prefix Himavad (in the native language of Kannada) and the temple of Venugopalaswamy (Lord Krishna) gives the full name of Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta.

Route Information:

It is approximately 220 km from Bangalore, 75 km from Mysore on the Mysore Ooty road and 10 km away from Gundlupet. After Gundlupet, continue in the same Ooty-Mysore road towards Bandipur. Nearly 8Kms after Gundlupet, a place called Hangala is available. Take right turn at this place to proceed towards Gopalaswamy Betta. One can drive all along the way to the top of the hill. The forest department maintains a check post on the foot of the hill, wherein they collect entry fees.

Bangalore – Mysore – Gundlupet – Gopalaswamy Betta

Sunrise on the way to Gopalaswamy Betta

Landscape on the way to Gopalaswamy Betta

Approah road to Gopalaswamy Betta

Gopalaswamy Betta Temple

Rock formation at Gopalaswamy Betta

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Accident !

Hmm … Not a nice topic to write about, but since it happened, so why not write it! The auspicious day was 15th Feb, when I met with an accident.

We were coming from Gopalaswamy Betta near Bandipur National Park in three bikes. Partha an Mani in Passion, Guru and Ishier in Pulsar while I was on my Platina. Guru zoomed passed at 90 kmph, while Partha at 70 kmph. I was leisurely driving at 55 with speed lock on.

It was 10 kms from Bendur when a motorcycle coming from the opposite direction took a right turn without any indication. I applied brakes but it was unstoppable. Just bumped straight into it. Both the man and women fell to the ground. I also fell after them. Seemed like an AXN stunt. For one moment, I thought I was in heaven. Grabbed my mobile, gave SOS call to Partha and Ishier. Wrist swollen by that time.

Came back to Mysore late in the evening after waiting for hours for the policemen in Bendur Police Outpost. Thought of logging a complain, but no time to visit Bendur agian and again. Mani, Partha and myself went to Aditya Nursing Home. I was feeling dizzy by that time as I had not have enough food. I just felt down on the hospital floor after informing Partha that I am going to fall :-). He had no time to react to what I said. Waited for the doc to put a POP and came back to Bangalore that night itself.

It was on 19th Feb 2009, that I was admitted to the Baptist Hospital by Ashok Rao and Purushottam. Room number 3202, deluxe room. And after staying leisurely for one and half day, the `D` day came. It was 21st
Feb 2009 that I was being operated. I went into the OT at around 7:30 am and the time I got my senses back was at around 11:30 am. A Titanium Plate had been implanted in the right hand with 16 staples to
support the incision. The staples were removed on 7th March 2009. The doctor asked to do lot of exercise. While writing the article there is still no wrist movement.

I would like to thank Mr. Prem Chand Gautam, Mr. Ashok Rao, Mr. H. Venkatraman, Mr. Purushottom Suryarao, Mr. Avinash Chinchure and Mr. H. Krishnamurthy for all the help. I know there is no word such as `Sorry` and `Thanks` between friends but still. I would also like to thank Mrs. Maithily, Mr. Abdul, Mr. Chakrapani and Mr. Pranab Kumar Deka.

Last but not the least, Mr. Shrikant Gaikwad, who is always there, whenever I am admitted to a hospital.

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