Saturday, July 26, 2014

Not so smart but surely journey to remember.

I boarded the train from Thane to Ratnagiri and there was one Bengali couple traveling to Goa for holidays. Also there was one senior couple Mr and Mrs Mehra also going to Goa. There was also another guy sitting in the same compartment.

Mr. Arup Chakravarthy along with his wife and son Shriroop were traveling and both mom and dad were encouraging their son to build the conversation with us.

To my surprise Shriroop in entire 8 hours or so never asked for smart phone to his parents. Rather he was busy talking to us and enjoying train journey.

This is rare to watch these days. The result of Shriroop's effort was that I just answered the couple of calls and not used the phone otherwise.

We discussed on various topics like the old and new serials, western ghat and places to visit and many other and so although train got delayed by some time we were not minding that.

Almost at the time of my getting of train both families asked for tea and actually both want to pay for each other. I felt really nice to see this bonding in such a short trip.

The main reason I think was none of us were glued to their phones or any personal thing. As mentioned above there was another guy who hardly interacted with us was busy listening to music also he was getting continuous calls.

It was nice when Mr. Arup with his son and Mr. Mehra got down with me to see me off. And at that time numbers got exchanged.

Wish the same happens in every journey.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Reality check on Amul Milk's Circulating Images

Reality check on Amul Milk Circulating Images --

Just came across images circulating on social media of Amul's packed milk which is showing date as 23rd of July.

We started circulating this image assuming this is packed date. This shows how much we trust the brand which is doing business in India since our childhood.

In response to this Amul had given the response that the date 23rd July is not the packed date and this is the date before which packed milk needs to be consumed which as per the guidelines of food regulations.

First of all, they comply to the food authority regulations and then they again need to justify the same to protect their image.

Isn't it double efforts for them. Hope we people before circulating such images will go through it carefully.

This creates unnecessary confusion.  

Saturday, July 5, 2014

मारिया शेरापोवा आणि सचिन तेंडुलकर

मारिया शेरापोवा आणि सचिन तेंडुलकर :

मारिया ने एक विधान केल की तिला सचिन तेंडुलकर कोण ते माहीत नाही आणि बहुतेक भारतीयांचा ईगो दुखावला गेला. सचिन कोण आहे ह्याचे फोटोज आणि त्याचे रेकॉर्ड्स मारिया ला टॅग करून सोशल मीडीया वर पसरायला लागले.

२-३ दिवस सगळे ह्याचीच चर्चा करत होते जणू काही बाकी काही करायला शिल्लक नव्हत. मुळात ती रशिया मधली, तिचा खेळ टेनिस, केवळ सचिन तेंडुलकर विमबल्डन बघायला जातो म्हणून तिला तो माहीत असायला पाहिजे हा अट्टहास का ?

ह्या वर सचिन तेंडुलकर काहीही न बोलता आपले काम म्हणजेच क्रिकेट खेळतो आहे, आणि आपण मात्र काम धंदा सोडून मारिया ला सांगतोय सचिन कोण आहे.

आणि जे बोलत आहेत त्यांना बहुदा रशिया मधे खेळले जाणारे सगळे खेळ आणि खेळाडू माहीत आहेत.

आपणच जगाला दाखवून देतो की आपण कोणत्या गोष्टींना किती महत्व देतो आणि आपल्याकडे कशा साठी किती वेळ आहे आणि आपण काय विचार करतो.

अनुपम भाटवडेकर