सोमवार, 18 फ़रवरी 2013

Dhruv Kapasia from Hasanpur Kalan

What? Could you repeat your question?
Oh, why am I smiling ?
Nothing .. just like that...No no , there is nothing running in my mind....
Why I need to have something in my mind to make me smile? Is it obligatory?
It's my nature ... very intrinsic nature...Whenever i am not hungry and not sleepy...I do smile.
Yes! Like that only.
 Doesn't sound logical?... I don't care if your logic says that there must be some reason behind my smile...
You be happy with your logic..

 Wait..What is this moving object in front of me?
Let me search my visual memory. Ohh yes!.. A known pattern ..
Huh..Coordinates say it must be a human being .
Mother ? No ...
Gramdma ? No.
Grandpa? No.
A new face. Ok, storing for future references...
What they calling him? Photographer uncle...hmm...Noted with thanks...

But what is this small ,funny object facing me and flashing again and again...
No matching pattern found.. New coordinates saved for future reference...

Tell you one thing..I really don't like my hair style much.... It's kinda old-fashioned,something of my Papa's generation..
What to do ? My mom knows to comb this way only.
Yes Yes! ..off course!..I'd prefer spikes, with bit of nice,macho gel...
How to tell my mom that this is old fashined and suits on Papa only..

Hmm.. but i like this trishul on my forehead.It's kinda cool and looks different..
Thanks mom !


 How is my cap? Cool na?
Do you feel my cloths are bit over sized,ill fitting?
How you define something as ill fitting?
For me something that keeps me safe from this shivering cold,something comfy is always cool...
No worry baba.Time to impress girls is far ahead in future :).Outfit is soft and warm..Let me enjoy it...

Okay ,enough for the day. Please close this funny flashing thing...
Time to catch up some sleep...Bye..Enjoy...

Dhruv Kapasia
Hasanpur Kalan
18th Feb 2013

रविवार, 10 फ़रवरी 2013

Trip to Kota Kinabalu

Nothing fascinates me more than a trip to some new place especillay somewhere close to nature.
Traveling to unknown places expands your knowledge, enriches your understanding of people , culture and
it gives you chance to break away from monotony of life.

On 4th January 2013,we, a group of five peole from my team, flew to kota kinabalu to witness the richness of this beautiful place and to have some fun.

Geographically , this place comes under Borenio island ,home to one of the oldest  rain forests on this planet.
Borneo island is divided between Indonesia, Malaysia and small sovereign state of Brunei.

Kota Kinabalu falls under  Malaysia and is capital of Malaysian state of Sabah.
Though, our primary objective for this trip was to enjoy the thrill of  white water rafting in mighty rapids of Pedas river but incessant rain and broken train service made us change our direction towards  Kiulu river.
Kiulu river  is relatively small and provides grade 1 and grade 2 rapids.
For a debutant like me , grade1  and grade 2 rapids were good enough to start with.
Body rafting in milder flow of kiulu added to the fun.

Here are some pics of our rafting in Kiulu river.


After tiresome activity of  rafting ,we gorged on our lunch.
Having some rest and refrshing our energies, it was time to enojoy zip ride.

In Pic: Uma, Sachin,Robin,Rajani,Muthu (left to right)

High on adrenaline,with heart beating as drum , here i take my jump.

Mount Kinabalu( in pic below) is the highest  mountain in Malay Archipelago( height 4095 meters above sea level).
I was in full enthusiasm to climb over this peak  and convinced my team to climb over.
However due to lack to time we had to drop this idea.
May be some other day..

  Kota Kinabalu is surrounded by a number of exotic, unspoiled islands.
These islands, reserved under Abdul Rehman park ,are major tourist attraction.
White sandy beaches , crystal clear water,coral reefs and plenty of water sports makes these islands perfect
tourist destination.

Here we are , heading for one of these exotic islands.

Riding on FlyFish was fun.
FlyFish is nothing but a light rubber boat with air chambers.
This light boat is pulled by motor boat. As motorboat speeds up ,light flyfish bounces into air , sometimes erecting vertically.
More strength in your arms and good handgrips, better your chances to hold your ground on flyfish boat.
If you loose your grip on handle for a fraction of second  , you  end up in sea.

 Here we get ready for out FlyFish ride.

After FlyFish , it was time to try hands on water scooter.

In the end , it was time for some snorkeling.
Though coral reefs and fish variety ,are not as good and as substantive as i have seen in Langkawi  and Phuket but still laying flat on sea surface and watching nature around is fun ;)..
I enjoyed it.

Photo session before returning to our base.

रविवार, 3 फ़रवरी 2013

ध्रुव का आगमन

लो जी , हम पिता जी बन गए ।
10 जनवरी 2013 को हमारा  घर भी नन्हे मुन्ने की किलकारियों से गूंझ  उठा ।
नन्हे प्राण  ने अपने मोहपाश में ऐसा बाँधा कि  बीस दिन की छुट्टियाँ  कब रफूचक्कर हुई , पता भी न चला ।
अजीब अनुभूति है । शब्दों में बांधना मुश्किल है । नए आयाम खुले है । नए मकसद मिले है । नया द्रष्टिकोण  मिला है ।

ये देखिये , छुट्टियों से वापस लौटते समय तमाम मन्नते की । हाथ पकड़ के झकझोरा  भी , कि  मान्यवर तनिक आँखे तो खोले , पर महोदय  की निंद्रा साधना इतनी एकाग्रः है कि  विघन डालना लगभग नामुमकिन है ।

बड़ी मुश्किल से अर्धनेत्र खोलने की मेहरबानी हुई। पर साथ में जतावा कि मैं  गहरी साधना में हूँ  और मुझे जगाकर क्यों खामखा मेरा समय बर्बाद कर रहे हो ।

हालाँकि पंडित जी ने 'भारतेंदु' नाम सुझाया है पर परिजनों के बहुमत के आधार पर  'ध्रुव' पर सहमति जान पड़ती है ।
'भारतेंदु' हो या 'ध्रुव' , पर हो विशुद्ध , स्वनिर्मित ।
अपनी इच्छाओ , आकांशाओ , सपनो के बोझ से हम नन्हे प्राण के मूल स्वभाव को विघटित न करे ,ऐसी अभिलाषा है ।
स्वागत है नवप्राण , स्वागत है ।

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