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नमस्ते सदा वत्सले मातृभूमे

नमस्ते सदा वत्सले मातृभूमे

त्वया हिन्दुभूमे सुखं वर्धितोऽहम् ।

महामङ्गले पुण्यभूमे त्वदर्थे

पतत्वेष कायो नमस्ते नमस्ते ।।१।।


प्रभो शक्तिमन् हिन्दु राष्ट्राङ्गभूता

इमे सादरं त्वां नमामो वयम्

त्वदीयाय कार्याय बद्धा कटीयं

शुभामाशिषं देहि तत्पूर्तये ।


अजय्यां च विश्वस्य देहीश शक्तिं

सुशीलं जगद्येन नम्रं भवेत्

श्रुतं चैव यत्कण्टकाकीर्ण मार्गं

स्वयं स्वीकृतं नः सुगं कारयेत् ।।२।।


समुत्कर्ष निःश्रेयसस्यैकमुग्रं

परं साधनं नाम वीरं व्रतम्

तदन्तः स्फुरत्वक्षया ध्येयनिष्ठा

हृदन्तः प्रजागर्तु तीव्राऽनिशम् ।


विजेत्री च नः संहता कार्यशक्तिर्

विधायास्य धर्मस्य संरक्षणम् ।

परं वैभवं नेतुमेतत् स्वराष्ट्रं

समर्था भवत्वाशिषाते भृशम् ।।३।।


।। भारत माता की जय ।।

© राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ
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उषःकाल होता होता, काळरात्र झाली

उषःकाल होता होता, काळरात्र झाली 
अरे पुन्हा आयुष्यांच्या पेटवा मशाली 

आम्ही चार किरणांची ही आस का धरावी 
जे कधीच नव्हते त्याची वाट का पहावी 
कसा सूर्य अंधाराच्या वाहतो पखाली

तिजोर्यात केले त्यांनी बंद स्वर्ग साती
आम्हावरी संसाराची उडे धूळ माती
आम्ही ती स्मशाने ज्यांना, प्रेत ही ना वाली

उभा देश झाला आता एक बंदीशाला
जिथे देवकीचा पान्हा दूधाने जळाला
कसे पुण्य दुर्देवी अन पाप भाग्यशाली

धुमसतात अजुनि विझल्या चितांचे निखारे
अजून रक्त मागत उठती वधस्तंभ सारे
आसवेच स्वातंत्र्याची आम्हाला मिळाली
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God, Universe and Us

He, the creator of
The Universe
We, His children
Living in it

Approach Him
To Share,
To talk

Seeking support, strength
In times of troubles and sorrows

To show gratitude,
Celebrate empathy and satisfaction

To question sins,
Rejections and the associated disapprovals

In His faith, we believe
Welcome birth 
Accept inevitable death

Offerings to Him exclusively 
Complement our festivities

His infinite ways of
Showering blessings are strange

In Him we see ourselves
Traversing life

In the hide and seek of
Joy and sorrow

In the cycle of
Expectations and disappointments

*** Composed by Vinit Desai ***
Posted in Interesting, Memoirs

The Dirty Laundry

A young couple moved into a new neighbourhood.

The next morning while they were eating breakfast, the young woman saw her neighbour hanging the washing outside.

“That laundry is not very clean; she doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.”

Her husband looked on, remaining silent.

Every time her neighbour hung her washing out to dry, the young woman made the same comments.

A month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband, “Look, she’s finally learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this?”

The husband replied, “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.”

And so it is with life… What we see when watching others depends on the clarity of the window through which we look.

So don’t be too quick to judge others, especially if your perspective of life is clouded by anger, jealousy, negativity or unfulfilled desires.

“Judging a person does not define who they are. It defines who you are.”

Author: Paulo Coelho

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You made your mind

You made your mind
Mine ?
Mine, Just took some time
Then,
You took your time 
Leaving behind
The said and unsaid
You
Didn't mind
To unwind 
The little tangles
In the colonies
Of cobwebs, left undusted 
In an indefinite time
You made your mind
And
Took a chance
To see
Our impulses
Of joy
Unconfined

*** Composed by Vinit Desai ***
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OTT-Over The Top and VOD-Video On Demand

Over a short period of time and with the emergence of time with coronavirus breakdown, waves and lockdowns the OTT platforms like Amazon prime, Netflix, Youtube, SonyLIV, Hotstar etc have increasingly gained lot of popularity in the digital world and home-locked youths. There is a trend of binge watching amongst youngsters.

What is OTT and VOD?

The full-form of OTT is ‘Over The Top’. It refers to television and film content can be viewed easily on mobile or screens only with use of internet connection without relying on a dedicated satellite or a cable connection.

OTT gives you an advantage of watching the content of your choice whenever you want to instead of the traditional way where you could watch the content only when the content is telecasted. Also in these platforms the content does not get downloaded to device, it gets streamed from start to the end. So it is also called as watching VOD, ‘Video on Demand’

Types of VODs

  1. SVOD : Subscription Video on Demand 
    In this mode, the user have to pay some fixed amount of price for the content they want access to and made available till a fixed end date. Just like mobile telecom service the packs are available in different price ranges. As long as users pay subscription fee, they will have access to the content. Once they stop paying, the access will be lost. SVOD can also allow users to download content and watch it but will take away access once their subscription runs out. eg.  Netflix, Amazon, Disney’s hotstar etc.
  2. TVOD : Transactional Video on Demand
    In this mode, the users don’t have to pay for access to all the content a service provider has to offer. Rather they only pay for that which they wish to watch. If you want to have access to the video only for a day or a week, you can simply rent it. TVOD service providers provide packages on each film accordingly. You can either buy the video content to keep or rent it for a little while, after which you lose access to it. eg. YouTube, Google Play Movies, Amazon Rent etc.
  3. AVOD : Ad-supported Video on Demand
    In this mode, users don’t have to pay any price amount. The content is free. The revenue earned by service providers here is through ads. Whenever a user accesses a new video, they will be shown an ad or two of a brand that pays the service provider to show users their advertisements. Through this method, you get access to all content available without worrying about paying for it. Since the users don’t pay for the content they don’t get a choice in choosing the ads they watch. eg. YouTube
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Happy New Year 2022

Another year has passed
With a blink of an eye

The challenging times of pandemic 
We have managed to survive

With each day
That passes by

I can only feel nothing
But grateful

For this gift
Called life

Its greatness
And simplicity

As we continue
To fight this battle

Wishes and prayers
Happy New Year 2022 to one and all

*** Composed by Vinit Desai ***
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Good enough

You fool! You believed them ?
When They said
You are good but not good enough

That zero is not worth a thing, 
meaning
if its used in the number at the very beginning
And if followed by other digits its optimally 
accepted to end with ?
Know here, that
Its all about positioning

Bias, it is
The unconscious or conscious
or the other types

Ignorance is a bliss 
Walk your path gracefully
Because there is 
Nothing better than becoming the best 

*** Composed by Vinit Desai ***

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What has changed

I keep asking myself
What has changed?
What am I missing on? 
Well...Was it not the same?

Maybe, 
A quiet touch of musings
Pondering over the vast ocean of thoughts
Glad that it happened, that I took the first step

What could be more worse than this?
Where is the charm?

Cheer up, dear
Don't be so hard on self
Reflect on with others

Know
Just that
Time has changed
So, shall we
All

*** Composed by Vinit Desai ***

Posted in Memoirs, Poetics

Waiting

The song I came to sing
remains unsung to this day
I have spent my days in stringing
and in unstringing my instrument

The time has not come true,
the words have not been rightly set
only there is the agony
of wishing in my heart

I have not seen his face,
nor have I listened to his voice
only I have heard his gentle footsteps
from the road before my house

But the lamp has not been lit
and I cannot ask him into my house
I live in the hope of meeting with him
but this meeting is not yet

*** Composed by Rabindranath Tagore***