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Colors

Colors

MARCH marks the way to chirping of coel, the typical quiet woods and thirsty souls. On the other side we have summer blossom on its way and then we have color splash in the sky.

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Do we hunt for shadows of a tree? Yes, we do! Gulmohar! THE tree which brings joy and Childhood memories.  Pangara! Indian coral tree paints the woods red! Onset of summer makes nature look so amazing, as if it is getting ready for the monsoon. Spring brings joy for welcoming summer.

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Schools prepare for their last exam of the year, as kids wonder where to spend their summer vacations. Clouds move fast in the sky, the blue white color makes the sun shine hard. It’s the season for limbu pani, pepsi colas and street side barf ka gola!

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Most of the birds, get busy in building their nests, it’s that time when they search for their soulmate. Busiest time for birds…

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As I write this, I can hear coppersmith barbet, with its hollow puc puc puc , periodical! Have you seen this bird enter its nest? Very cautious.. very smart !

We can make sure we help thirsty creatures, like this

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Auroville – A village for souls

Shed off that pride of being an Indian, Russian, a Punekar, or a proud to be Mumbaikar! We react very slowly as humans, we react as a person. Certainly and obviously so. I stepped in Auroville boundary, and the space changed me. I was more quiet, more receptive, thoughtful. The best part was, I was alone. So I discussed the charm of the place, love for details, the peace, the green patches with myself. As I walked towards MatriMandir, me and mind – had a wonderful conversation.

Was eager to see the globelike structure – Maatrimandir.

I wont talk about how Matrimandir was built, what is the philosophy behind it etc etc. The place i is sufficiently intoxicating. Without keeping a tab on time, i spent hrs sitting admiring the architecture, clicking pictures and doing nothing. Silence, is what I loved.

Would want to go back to Auroville, stay there, interact with people from various countries, share ideas and be a part of a universal city in the making in south-India.

 

Wall of moments - At the exhibition centre, some nice moments captured

Wall of moments – At the exhibition centre, some nice moments captured

Charte d Auroville

How 'Mother' has defined what all petals at matrimandir stand for/and mean. Based on Mother Nature.

How ‘Mother’ has defined what all petals at matrimandir stand for/and mean. Based on Mother Nature.

HUGE HUGE Banyan tree, just before entering road towards matrimandir. Encompasses shadow of love for humanity. Spent few hrs sitting on the benches you see in the image

HUGE HUGE Banyan tree, just before entering road towards matrimandir. Encompasses shadow of love for humanity. Spent few hrs sitting on the benches you see in the image

ALMOST there,.. waiting to see the golden dome!

ALMOST there,.. waiting to see the golden dome!

Vintage

Up Close...

Up Close…

How I LOVE THIS!

Shadows, Sun, Blue, Grey. Golden, Green ... lot similar to our Mind ... No?

Shadows, Sun, Blue, Grey. Golden, Green … lot similar to our Mind … No?

 

 

 

Computer Bhangarwala

Yes you heard it right. Computerwaaala… is what we heard, outside the office. Was surprized to see a computer on cart. Below are some pics and a video,.. Do listen to what all he says…

Writes in urdu. Stays near market yard. Cart items - A monitor, CPU , Keyboard - Price 2500/- only

Writes in urdu. Stays near market yard. Cart items – A monitor, CPU , Keyboard – Price 2500/- only

Checking out the machine...

Checking out the machine…

Later on... I HAD TO save his number! You, too can save his number

Later on… I HAD TO save his number! You, too can save his number

He took my number, and within 10 mins called me, saying that he has a computer, which he wants to sell...

He took my number, and within 10 mins called me, saying that he has a computer, which he wants to sell…

Big Thank you Pratik Gandhi – for shooting and clicking the incident.

Here is the video link – Check it out

 

Please answer 29×6 in 2 seconds!

OH NO! I never want to learn tables again! Never ever, ever, ever remembered 13, 17, 19, 23, 26, 29 (even 18, 28, 24 were challenging). I am sure you must be saying the same thing as you read!

This is a smart school , in Atkarwadi (Sinhgad paytha – base). Look at how they have written all difficult tables! Hope the students ignore these bars to learn, and use them to play instead! (which they are doing :))

Table Time - Knock this off the time table!

Say YAY if you never answer 29×6 in 2 secs, and what you answer after calculations is WRONG!

I SAY YES!

Wadeshwar – Digital Way

SMS Token for reserving your seat at Wadeshwar, FC road Pune, was surprising to me on this Sunday. But the way it is being implemented is welcoming. It was their first day, and yes we were the guinea pigs! (as stated by @wadeshwar on twitter)

The best thing is, you can now reserve your seat in Wadeshwar via SMS as you leave your house, so by the time you reach, table is yours!

Below are some screenshots of SMS interaction.

Please note the time gap between the 2 messages. This was quick and smooth. The system is implemented by TokenJunction.

The third pic, is how Wadeshwar is using social media to connect with their customers. Happy to see this change, in the world where engagement with customer is the key.

What I think, Wadeshwar should monitor via SMS Token system:

1. Footfall at various hours on varied days (based on which food planning can happen)

2. Time taken for serving a table, also based on how many people sitting on the table

3. Frequent customers – hour/day specific.

PS: Wadeshwar, MUST accept cards for payment. That’s the digital Way!