The foolish boy…

Hi kids,

Today I am sharing with you an amazing humor story. Though it is funny but it has a moral. Just read out.

Once, there lived a poor boy named Danny. He was an orphan. He used to work as a servant in the house of Mr. Roy. Danny was an honest and hard-working boy but sometimes, he did silly and foolish mistakes.

Once, Mr. Roy was getting his home painted. Danny asked him, “Sir, why are you getting your home painted?” Mr. Roy replied, “We are getting the house painted so that it looks beautiful.”

Some days later, Mrs. Roy told Danny to dress up her little daughter, Rosy for a party so that she looks beautiful. Foolish Danny painted the face of Rosy and said to Mrs. Roy, “The paint will make her look beautiful.” Mrs. Roy scolded Danny.

The other day, Mr. Roy gave an envelope to Danny and asked him to post it into a letterbox. Danny came back after two hours and told his master, “Sir, I could not drop the letter into the post box because it was locked. I tried to open it but I didn’t have its keys. So I brought this envelope back.” Mr. Roy got so angry that he didn’t talk to Danny for some days. Like this, Mr. and Mrs. Roy were always upset with Danny.

One day, Mr. Roy gave Danny a bottle of hair oil and asked him to oil his hair every day. Danny kept that bottle in his room. The next morning, after Danny took a bath, he opened the bottle and poured the liquid in his hair. That liquid was not hair oil but gum. Actually, gum was also kept there in the same kind of bottle.

After some time, Danny’s hair got stuck badly and he started crying. He went to Mr. Roy and said, “Sir, see what has happened to my hair! All this happened because of the oil you gave me yesterday.” Mr. Roy smelled his hair and started laughing loudly. He said, “You fool! This is gum, not hair oil!” Mr. Roy then took Danny to the Barber’s shop and got his head shaved off.

Danny got a lesson. He promised to himself and everyone that he will always be careful and alert while doing work.


See you soon.

The Weight of the World… a life lesson

Hi kids,

Today’s story is about a professor who taught his students in the class a life lesson by holding up a glass of water.

The Story:

Once, a psychology professor walked around his classroom full of students holding a glass of water with his arm straightened out to the side. He asked his students, “How heavy is this glass of water?”

The students started to shout out guesses–ranging anywhere from 4 ounces to one pound.

The professor replied, “The absolute weight of this glass isn’t what matters while I’m holding it. Rather, it’s the amount of time that I hold onto it that makes an impact.

If I hold it for, say, two minutes, it doesn’t feel like much of a burden. If I hold it for an hour, its weight may become more apparent as my muscles begin to tire. If I hold it for an entire day–or week–my muscles will cramp and I’ll likely feel numb or paralyzed with pain, making me feel miserable and unable to think about anything aside from the pain that I’m in.

In all of these cases, the actual weight of the glass will remain the same, but the longer I clench onto it, the heavier it feels to me and the more burdensome it is to hold.

The class understood and shook their heads in agreement.

The professor continued to say, “This glass of water represents the worries and stresses that you carry around with you every day.  If you think about them for a few minutes and then put them aside, it’s not a heavy burden to bear. If you think about them a little longer, you will start to feel the impacts of the stress. If you carry your worries with you all day, you will become incapacitated, prohibiting you from doing anything else until you let them go.”

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Don’t carry your worries around with you everywhere you go, as they will do nothing but bring you down.

Put down your worries and stressors. Don’t give them your entire attention while your life is passing you by.

The Moral:

Let go of things that are out of your control. Don’t carry your worries around with you everywhere you go, as they will do nothing but bring you down. Put your “glass down” each night and move on from anything that is unnecessarily stressing you out. Don’t carry this extra weight into the next day.

See you soon.

प्रेम… एक एहसास …!

प्रेम या प्यार एक एहसास भे, जु दिमागल्  न हन दिल मा हन. प्रेम जतौनिक् अलग अलग भाव हनेर भे. 

प्रेम अ्हज्यूल अ्हज्यूल बढनेर् भे… एक अटूट आकर्षण और जुड़ावक् भावनाक् साथ, जु सप्पे चीज भूलि व्यर साथ औनक् ल्यैहलि प्रेरित कन्.

यसे एक भाव छ जु कविता द्वारा प्रस्तुत करनक् कोशिश के छुं…

Seeking Happiness

Hi kids,

Today I am sharing an interesting story about seeking happiness. You know all of us are in search of happiness and in the process we make mess of it.

The Story:

There were 200 people attending a seminar on mental and physical health. At one point, the speaker told the group they were going to do an activity. He gave each attendee one balloon and told them to write their name on it. Then, the balloons were collected and moved into a very small room.

The participants were then asked to go into the other room and were given 2 minutes to find their balloon.

It was chaos. People were searching frantically for their balloon, pushing each other and running into one another while they grabbed a balloon, looked at it, and inevitably tossed it to the side.

At the end of the 2 minutes, no one had found the balloon that had their name on it.

Then, the speaker asked the participants to go back in the room and pick up one balloon at random, look at the name, and return it to its owner. Within minutes, everyone had been reunited with their original balloon.

The speaker then told the group, “This is what it’s like when people are frantically searching for their own happiness in life. People push others aside to get the things that they want that they believe will bring them happiness. However, our happiness actually lies in helping other people and working together as a community.”

The Moral:

You will get your happiness if you help other people find theirs. The Dalai Lama says, “If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

Helping others makes us happy because it gives us a sense of purpose. In fact, a study from the London School of Economics found that the more you help other people, the happier you will be. The researchers compared the variance in happiness levels of people who don’t help others on a regular basis to the happiness of weekly volunteers. They found that the participants had the same variance in happiness as those who make Rs. 7 lacs – 10 lacs annually vs Rs. 36,000.

Helping others brings us happiness for :

  • Diversion: When you worry less about your own needs–in this case, finding your own balloon–the stress of that hunt decreases. Taking your focus away from the fact that you can’t find your own balloon lets you divert your attention away from your own problem. The feeling of compassion replaces the feeling of need.
  • Perspective: Having concern for other people helps us remember that we are all facing similar problems in life–no matter what the individual severity of the issue is. Sometimes when we are focused on our own issues, they get put into perspective when we encounter the true suffering of others (for example, bereavement or a severe disability). It’s easy to then realize the excess amount of attention we’ve been giving our own problems. Having compassion helps us put our problems into perspective.

See you soon.

Will You Marry Me?

Hi kids,

The story I am telling you is very interesting.

The Story:

Centuries ago, in a small Italian town, there was a business owner who was in a great amount of debt. His banker, who was an old, unattractive man, strongly desired the business owner’s younger beautiful daughter.

The banker decided to offer the businessman a deal to forgive the debt that he owed the bank completely. However, there was a bit of a catch.

In order for the businessman to become debt-free, he was to have his daughter marry the banker.

The businessman didn’t want to concede to this agreement, but he had no other choice, as his debt was so extreme.

The banker said he would put two small stones into a bag–one of which was white, and the other black.

The daughter would then need to reach into the bag and blindly choose a stone. If she chose the black stone, the businessman’s debt would be cleared and the daughter would have to marry the banker. However, if she chose the white stone, the debt would be cleared and the daughter would not have to marry him.

While standing in the stone-filled path in the businessman’s yard, the banker reached down and chose two small stones, not realizing that the businessman’s daughter was watching him. She noticed that he picked up two black stones and put them in the bag.

When it came time for the daughter to pick a stone out of the bag, she felt she had three choices:

  1. Refuse to do it.
  2. Take out both stones and expose the banker’s cheating.
  3. Pick a stone, knowing it would be black, and sacrifice herself to get her father out of debt.

She picked a stone from the bag, and immediately ‘accidentally’ dropped it into the abundance of stones where they were all standing.

She said to the banker, “I’m sorry, I’m so clumsy! Oh well. Just look in the bag to see what color stone is in there now so you will know what color stone I picked.”

Of course, the remaining stone was black. Because the banker didn’t want his deceit to be exposed, he played along, acting as if the stone that the businessman’s daughter dropped had to have been white. He cleared the businessman’s debt and the daughter remained free from having to spend the rest of her life with the banker.

The Moral:

While you may have to think outside of the box sometimes, it’s always possible to conquer a difficult situation. You don’t have to always give in to the options you’re presented with. Challenge the status quo. Think creatively. Engage in productive nonconformity when possible. Don’t be afraid to question the things that are expected to be true. In order to overcome challenges, you have to think in ways that you’ve never thought before.

Do you agree the girl was smart enough? You boys tell me you story so that I can say … ‘boys are also smart…’

See you soon…!

मे ग्वरि-गाड़ छूं…

हामर ग्वरि गाड़ मिलम ग्लेशियर विटि जौलजिबि तक बगन. ग्वरि-गाड़क् बगनक् यु सफर भोते रोचक छ. तो यु सफर थे कविता मा बतौनक् कोशिश के छुं…

मे ग्वरि-गाड़ छूं…

Lord Krishna and Radha…an eternal love story

Everyone might have heard the fact that Radha is incomplete without Lord Krishna and Krishna is incomplete without Radha. But have you ever wondered when they both are incomplete without each other, why did not they get married to each other? Many people would be interested in getting an answer to this question.

Though Lord Krishna and Radha did not marry each other, they are still worshipped together by everyone. There are many couples who consider the love bond between Lord Krishna and Radha as their inspiration.

How did Lord Krishna and Radha meet after their incarnation on earth?

  • It is believed that when Krishna was just four or five years old, he went to the field with his father where the cattle were feeding food. For surprising the father with the spring, Lord Krishna created a thunderstorm and pretended like he knew nothing. It started raining heavily and Krishna started crying and hugged his father for protection.
  • His father was in worry as he had to take care of his child as well as cattle. Then, his father saw a beautiful woman coming to their side and he felt relieved and asked that woman to take care of his child. After the woman assured to take care of Krishna, Nanda left home with the cattle.
  • When that woman and Lord Krishna were alone, Krishna did something surprising. He appeared in the form of a youth that wore orange color clothes, peacock feather on the head, dark-skinned, and holding a flute in hands. He asked that woman whether she remembers the same incident when they were used to be in heaven before their incarnation on earth. She replied yes and she was actually Radha, his beloved. This is how they met each other for the first time after their incarnation on the earth.

Where did Lord Krishna and Radha use to meet?

It is believed that Lord Krishna and Radha used to meet each other secretly in Vrindavan. Lord Krishna used to play the melodious flute every day by the lakeside that used to captivate Radha to come and meet Lord Krishna.

Radha and Lord Krishna are never separate:

According to the believed facts, Radha is never separate from Lord Krishna. The bond of love between Lord Krishna and Radha was not physical, rather it was a spiritual and pure form of devotion. So, it is said that Lord Krishna and Radha are two different manifestations of the divine principle.

Why did Lord Krishna and Radha not marry each other?

To prove that love and marriage both are entirely different from each other, Lord Krishna and Radha decided not to marry each other. For evidencing that love is more pure and selfless emotion than being physical, both of them expressed the highest devotion of love by not marrying each other.

According to some beliefs, Radha did not consider herself the right fit for him because she was a cowgirl, therefore, she was firm in her decision of not marrying Lord Krishna.

Also, there is one more belief according to which Lord Krishna used to consider each other the single soul, therefore he explained how he could marry his own soul.

Inputs : courtesy ISKCON

बच्चन् थे बचपन बितौन दिस्या…

बच्चों को लेकर लोगों में अलग अलग राय हो सकते हैं. कुछ लोग बच्चों को अनुशासन में रखना चाहते हैं तो कुछ बच्चों को खुद सीखने पर जोर देते हैं. पर मुझे जो लगता है मैंने एक कविता के माध्यम से अपनी सोच व्यक्त की है, वो भी अपनी बोली-भाषा में…

सात दसक दिखि छूँ हैमील्…

यह कविता साठ के दसक में जन्मे लोगों पर आधारित है. उन्हीं सब बातों का ज़िक्र किया गया है जो लगभग सभी ने देखा है. बदलाव का रूप जो हम लोंगो ने अनुभव किया है वे बेमिसाल है. हम लोग एक तरह से पुराने और नये – दोनों ज़मानों के बीच की कड़ी हैं. हमारा कुछ ऐसा संयोग रहा है कि न हम पुरानों में गिने जाते हैं न ही नयों में.


Hi kids,

Hope you are doing well. Here is a small story for you.

There was once a man who lived with his three sons. His sons were hard workers, but they constantly fought with each other. Even though the man continuously tried to help his sons make peace with each other, he was never successful. In fact, their fighting got to a point where their neighbors would make fun of them.

Eventually, the father became ill. He begged his sons to learn how to work together because of his impending death, but they didn’t listen. The father then decided to teach his sons a practical lesson to help his sons forget their differences and become a united team.

The father called his sons and said, “I’ll give you each an equal collection of sticks to break in half. Whoever breaks the sticks the fastest will be rewarded.”

After agreeing to the task, the father gave each of his sons 10 sticks and instructed them to break each stick in half. This task took the sons mere minutes to complete, but once they were finished, they started to fight about who finished first.

The father said, “Dear sons, the task isn’t finished. Now I’ll give each of you 10 more sticks, however, you must break the sticks in half as a bundle rather than snapping each one separately.”

His sons agreed and attempted to do what he had asked. They each tried their best, but none could break the bundle in half. They told their father that they had failed.

In response, their father said, “See, it was easy to break the sticks in half individually, but you couldn’t break all 10 of them at the same time. Similarly, if the three of you stay united as a team, nobody will be able to harm you. However, if you fight all the time, anyone will be able to defeat you. Please come together as a united team.”

This lesson helped the man’s sons understand the power of being a team and promised their father that, moving forward, they would work together as a team, no matter what the situation was.

The Moral:

Being an effective member of a team helps contribute to the overall moral and motivation of the team. Strong teams are naturally aligned to work harder, support each other, and be cooperative with working toward a mutual goal. Individuals each have diverse talents, strengths, and weaknesses to contribute to teamwork, so staying focused on the task at hand rather than allowing personal disputes to get in the way will help you achieve your desired results.

Today’s teams are different from the teams of the past: They’re far more diverse, dispersed, digital, and dynamic (with frequent changes in membership). But while teams face new hurdles, their success still hinges on a core set of fundamentals for group collaboration.

Let me end this story with a poem…

See you soon…!

Know your place … Didihat

We are lucky that we belong to Dev-bhoomi Uttarakhand. I think this is one of the states in India one can easily fall in love with. The picturesque views of Himalayas, evergreen forests, surreal landscape glistening streams, eye-catching meadows, beautiful lakes, all make our Dev-bhoomi a coveted tourist destination. Isn’t it…?

The villages of Kumaon are as beautiful as it offers plenty of opportunities for tourism, sightseeing, adventure and wildlife. So in my quest of covering our Kumaon villages, towns, cities, I have in my mind to explore Didihat town once a village.

Didihat is a place where nature is in its best form. Rich in flora and fauna offering picturesque views of verdant valley surrounded by attractive ridges, it is situated on the pilgrimage route to Kailash Mansarovar. Didihat also offers a panoramic view of several snow-clad Himalayan peaks including Panchachuli peaks.

I am told that the word Didihat is inspired by a Kumauni word “Dand” which means a small hillock. The valley below Didihat is known as ‘Haat Valley’ which is very fertile. Earlier it was known as “Digtad”. Present day name Didihat is derived from Hat Tharp village which is the heart of this town. Taking its seat in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, the glaring town of Didihat is coiffed at an elevation of 1725 meters above sea level.

In 2016 Didihat was in the news when its great son Kunwar Damodar Singh Rathore who started alone on his mission to plant a crores trees back in the 1960s died. He was awarded the Indira Priyadarshini Vriksh Mitra Award in 2000. Known as the green soldier, he used to visit the villages of Bhanora and its neighbouring areas with a small faded bag. The bag, containing a small spade and some saplings, gradually became his identity. In his lifetime, he managed to plant over 160 species of plants around his village. Vast fields of land in Bhanora, which now boast of a lush green cover, is his legacy.

Didihat is now a town and a Nagar Palika in Pithoragarh District also serves as its administrative headquarter. With a population of 6522 (as per 2011 census) Didihat is located at a distance of 415 km from the state capital Dehradun.

Didihat has a great history. The area of present-day Didihat was ruled by the Katyuri dynasty after the fall of katyuris. The region came under Malla kings of Sirakot. The ancient Shirakot Temple of Lord Malay Nath was built by the Raika Kings. Till the time of King Hari Malla, this region was under Doti principality of the katyuri dynasty. Later on in 1581 AD at the time of Chand dynasty ruler Rudra Chand, this region came under the control of Chand rulers defeating Raikas of Doti. Still today some remnants of ancient fort and temples are present in Didihat.

It was a Tehsil in the Almora district of United Provinces in 1947 when India won its Independence from Britain. It was transferred to the newly created Pithoragarh district in 1960. During 2001-2011 new tehsil Berinag was created by transferring 298 villages from Didihat tehsil. The creation of a new district, Didihat was declared on 15 August 2011, by then Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Ramesh Pokhriyal, however, the district is yet to be officially formed.

Administratively it is also a tehsil and a subdivision of the Pithoragarh district. It is divided into three developmental blocks –  Didihat, Kanalichhina and Berinag. Didihat tehsil is the second most populous tehsil in Pithoragarh and has the highest number of villages. There are about 367 villages in Didihat Tehsil.

The good thing about Didihat is it is one of the most beautiful places in Kumaon. However the bad thing is that the town falls under seismic zone 5, in a scale of 2 to 5 (in order of increasing vulnerability to earthquakes) according to the Bureau of Indian Standard. Didihat has been struck by Flash Flood often, however the flood of 20 July 2003 and 13 August 2007 were the worst. People lost their life in both these disasters. Flash floods are very common hydro-meteorological hazards due to excessive rainfall or cloudburst, etc. 

Didihat had traditionally been a place where merchants from adjoining areas brought their goods for sale on a prescribed day of the week. Wool and salt from tibet was exchanged for grain here. The “Kumaon Scheduled Tribes Development Corporation” established a “Carpet Center”, a “Blanket Production Center” and a “Wool Production and Sales Center” at Didihat for the all-around economic-development of the Scheduled Tribes living here.

It is also a place where some Shaukas have settled and they have contributed greatly in the economy of Didihat. It was the karma-bhoomi of Late Shri Madho Singh Jangpangi, a great freedom fighter of the area.

Though Kumaoni is the mother tongue of majority in Didihat; however the dialect of Kumaoni spoken in Didihat is called ‘Sirali‘.

Village Hat Tharp is famous for its Hiran Chital Festival during the rainy season. This village also conducts one of the oldest Ramlila’s of the Didihat area.

People of village Hat Tharp invented a unique idea about conserving their forest by dedicating the whole forest to Maa Bhagwati of Pankhu for 10 years. No one is allowed to take their axe and cut forest; only dry wood collection is allowed.

The river Charamgad (Bhadigad) flows below and its valley there is a fertile ‘Haat valley’. Within Didihat is the temple (mandir) known as Sirakot (Malaynath Mandir) of Lord Shiva (Bholenath). Another mandir situated in the top hill of the nanpaupu village is known as Dechula.

Views of Himalayan snow-capped peaks can be observed from Didihat, especially Panchachuli and Trishul. Didihat is known for the ancient Shrikant Temple of Lord Malay Nath, built by Raika Kings. The regional Headquarters of ITBP is situated at Merthi at 6 km from Didihat. Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary is administratively situated in Didihat Tehsil.

There’s a large stone bigger than a house in the middle of a field in Village Hat Tharp known as Bheem Ka Patthar, every year people of the village worship there. It is believed Bheem brought that stone and left it there.

I have enjoyed sharing this information about Didihat and I hope you enjoyed reading it.

See you soon…!