Thursday, May 8, 2014

Cherish every moment with Books

Today I thankful to GOD as I  get one BEST FRIEND and His name is Chirag Patel (+Chirag Patel ) from Vadodara. And want to say "Thank You Very Much" to Sureshdada (+Suresh Jani ). He helps me to meet with Chiragbhai. 

At below, Chiragbhai wants to share his experience about "Books" and "World's Book Day" with us. I am sure this article will be helpful to everyone and beneficial for Upcoming Next Generation. So Let's Start...

1) Books are doors to vast forest of knowledge.Right from early age, books are next to mother and teachers for everyone. Life without books is like life without soul. Books are guide, philosopher, teacher, mother, father, tools and many many more things. Books are a very efficient tool to record human knowledge and advancements; and thus it helps evolution.

2) At the age of 17, I started working part-time at STD/PCO to help my expenses/hobbies. My first salary was 700rs. I purchased two books from that 1) At the speed of light 2) GRE preparation. I purchased many many books afterwards, but these two are the most important. My parents bought me many books as well.

3) I have read more than 3000 books. The books which influenced me or I liked the most - Gita, Yoga Vaashishth, Arabian Nights, Miya Fuski series, All of Indrajal comics, Devi Bhagvat, At the speed of light, Tao of Physics, A Brief History of Time, Web of Life, Schrodinger's Kittens, Dancing Wu Li Masters, Surely you're joking Mr Feynman, Siddharth, Kamasutra, Allistair Maclean WW2 series, Works of Swami Vivekananda.

4) Remember. Books are worth sharing your life with. It opens doorways to many new avenues in life. Cherish every moment with books.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Everyday Book Yourself with Inspiration Books

Hey Friends, Again Birenbhai Kothari (+biren kothari ) is here with us and would share  his experience about various books and their importance with us. So, I and we all are really thankful to him and I hope this article is inspirational for all blog visitors and upcoming young generation.

Books are, of course, a window to the world. But with the increasing impact of visual media, the importance of reading seems to be decreasing. Much hype has been created about reading. Even the government started a drive of ‘Vanche Gujarat’ to promote reading. Though much is being told about reading the book, not much is said about what kind of reading one should do. Good reading certainly enlightens you, but it is also sure that bad reading ruins you. So good reading is a continuous and evolving process.

I was fond of reading since my childhood. The habit continued with my study. I got such a job (in rotational shifts) that I could keep this hobby alive. Eventually, I started writing professionally, and at a juncture of time, I decided to give up the job and survive solely on writing. Though it would seem difficult, it was only due to my continuous reading practice, this switch over was smoother and I could take a career of my own liking after 22 years of service.

There are many books I’ve read. Of course, my reading is more in Gujarati & Hindi, than in English. In Gujarati, there is a long list of books I like. However, if I have to name only five, it would be: Pratimaao (પ્રતિમાઓ), Palkara (પલકારા) both by Zaverchan Meghani, Vinod ni Najare (વિનોદની નજરે) by Vinod Bhatt, Kunti (કુંતી) and Shabda thattha (શબ્દઠઠ્ઠા) by Rajnikumar Pandya, and In Hindi, I admire Krishan Chander, Saadat Hasan Manto much. My most favorite Hindi books are: Raag Darbari (राग दरबारी) by Srilal Shukla, Dastavej (दस्तावेज-खंड १ से ५) by Saadat Hasan Manto, Ek gadhe ki aatmakatha (एक गधे की आत्मकथा) by Krishan Chander, Tamas (तमस) by Bhishma Sahni, Kya bhoolun ky yaad karun (क्या भूलुं, क्या याद करूं) and Nid ka nirman phir (नीड का निर्माण फिर) - first two volumes (out of four) of the autobiography of Harivansh rai Bachchan.

World book day or any other day, I would recommend the next generation to read but would also suggest to check and renew their list of favorite writers time by time. After all, reading means constant evolution and evaluation, and not getting freezed into few certain writing or writers.  

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Books Important Role in Our Life

Hey Friends, I always want to end my day by learning new things, getting some knowledge and inspiration on any topic from persons like Suresh Jani +Suresh Jani and Maya Raichura +Maya Raichura  ... Here I am thankful to both of them to some his/her time for me and for all upcoming young generation especially GUJARATIs. I hope, I will get support from them in future also..

 1.    Books are like mothers. Mother gives birth, nurtures, educates. Books do latter two functions and give new birth to a person. During educational career as also the professional one; we go on learning and go on acquiring new skills that are strong contributors that shape our destiny. Books are one of the ingredients in that process.

2.    My parents belonged to lower middle class and having five kids; they could not afford any purchase of books. However looking to our interest in reading, my father purchased once books worth 25/- Rs. From ‘Sastu Sahitya’. This was like a big treasure for all five of us. We had subscription to three libraries. On the last day of the school my brother and myself used to go to two relatives and borrow their library cards too. Then we will go to these libraries and borrow about 12 books. In a week, all of us (including our mother) would read all these books and repeat the process in the next week. This was one of the foundation bricks of whatever the five of us could achieve in our lives. Two of us became engineers, two teachers and one a doctor. Even now, I go to local library here, borrow about 20 books (all from kid section – they are small and concise!!) and devour them in three weeks.

3.    There are a myriad of books. Just a few names are-

a.    Le Miserable
b.    Count of Monte Cristo
c.    Arabian nights
d.    Jules Verne’s books
e.    Power of Now – Eckharte Tolle
f.    Prophet - Kahlil Gibran
g.    Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse
h.    Jonathan Livingston Seagull

4.    The times have changed. We are on the threshold of an e-Revolution. So the importance of books is likely to reduce. This is also due to the prohibitive costs for their production as also their limited reach, being physical. But all e-Media are going to prosper in a mushrooming growth; reaching people at cell phone level. However young people should use these powerful media not only for entertainment but also for acquiring new knowledge and skills and for personal development. 

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Book your self with Book which you like everyday at least 1 hour. -

Book of noble character inspires us.It clears negativity of our mind and leads us to positive thinking.I like religious books.but at the same I like Gujarati  novel named Malela jiv, Saraswatichandra and many more.There is a relation with book from our childhood. It is the book which educates us.Reading is my hobby.If once I take the book and start reading,I can't stop my self and complete it.So now start from today to book your self with book.

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