Recent memories of our sweetheart Varshi!

Now our darling started to speak little words and try to improve her words. Last week she took a ride on Metro rail in Bangalore and she thoroughly enjoyed. As she see an escalator, she would want to get down and stand on it. Greatly enjoyed her time at Cubban park. As Hema is carrying, it’s required that she takes a few medicine on daily basis and Varshi ensures she takes medicine on time. What’s more amazing is that she knew which medicine has to be taken in the morning and which is at night.

Varshi at Vasu's office

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On 20th May, 2016, Varshi spent full day at Vasu’s office and enjoyed Kids at work. Thoroughly enjoyed the toy train and balloons. She has made a few new friends and done painting with them. Her day filled with a lot of activities including toy train, painting, sitting at several places across office, having hot chocolate, nice food etc.,Thank you Informatica.

Off late, Varshi wants to serve us dishes during our dinner. She holds spoon very carefully and serve effectively. She also prepares to light up lamp at the Puja room in the morning.

She has started her morning walk by joining Vasu to get milk. Fun part is that to join us to get milk, she gets up at around 6am. She continues to greet everyone with smile.

She has a small school bag (gifted by friends in Mumbai) and each day she acts as if she is going to school. She will start going to play school on 9th June, 2016.

She has a kitchen set and with that she acts as if she is preparing a lot of food, tea and serving us.

Now-a-days, she finishes her milk almost 80% and then she would want to add some tea to finish remaining.

More later.

Another blissful visit to Shri. Malladi Chandrasekhara Pastry guru… this time with our Guruji

On 10th October, 2015 we had yet another blissful visit to Smt. and Shri. Malladi Chandrasekhara Pastry guru and this time our joy is doubled as we went with our Guruji Smt. and Shri. Rajasekhar Garu.

Some photos:
With Shri. Malladi Chandrasekhara Sastry garu

We feel indeed fortunate to have blessings of Shri. Sastry guru and such visits remains memorable to us.

Sai Quatations

  1. Trust in Guru fully.
  2. That is the only Sadhana.
  3. If I take one rupee as dakshina from anybody I have to return it ten-fold to him.
  4. Believe in me. Remain fearless and have no anxiety.
  5. May Allah bless you with happiness and answer all your prayers.
  6. Believe in me and throw aside horoscopes and prediction of astrologers and palmists and go on with your duties.
  7. Life is a song- sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream- realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is a love – enjoy it.

Shirdi Sai Baba quotations

Some quotations from Sai Satcharita   

  1. Why fear when I am here?
  2. I am formless and every where
  3. I am in everything and beyond. I fill all space
  4. All that you see taken together is Myself.
  5. I do not shake or move.
  6. My business is to give blessings.
  7. I will take you to the end.
  8. I am the slave of my devotee.
  9. Surrender completely to God.
  10. My eye is ever on those who love me.

A true leader and teacher – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam no more

Bharath Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

Bharath Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

This is indeed a sad day for whole world in general and all of us at India in particular. A true leader, The Scientist, great teacher, inspiration, 11th The President of India Bharat Ratna Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam is no more. He departed from this world while he was in midst of doing something that he loves and cares about. He was collapsed during his talk at Shillong.

He is someone who lived to the fullest extent and experienced right from as a paper boy to The first citizen of India. He is a true inspiration and everyone of us should follow his teachings and must have dream like him.

Here is some notes about Kalam saheb from Wikipedia:

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (Listeni/?æbd?l k??l??m/; 15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) was a Great Indian scientist who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu and studied physics and aerospace engineering. He spent the next four decades as a scientist and science administrator, mainly at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and was intimately involved in India’s civilian space program and military missile development efforts.[1] He thus came to be known as the Missile Man of India for his work on the development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology.[2] He also played a pivotal organizational, technical and political role in India’s Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998, the first since the original nuclear test by India in 1974.[3]

Kalam was elected President of India in 2002 with the support of both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the opposition Indian National Congress. After serving a term of five years, he returned to his civilian life of education, writing, and public service. He has received several prestigious awards, including the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour.

May the departed soul be rest in peace.

The fortunate day in our lives! Met a highly educated person – Brahma Shri. Malladi Chandrasekhara Sastry garu

Brahmasri Malladi Chandrasekhara Sastry Garu

Brahmasri Malladi Chandrasekhara Sastry Garu


What could have been better than meeting 1000%+ respectable and educated person than us? Yes, on 19th May, 2015, we have met with the gift of Lord Saraswati, Brahma Shri. Malladi Chandrasekhara Sastry garu at his residence. Being at the age of 90, he spoke to us with a great energy and a awesome smile.

It was about 5 years ago, when we read his writings in daily news papers and listen to his program Dharma Sandehalu (Wise Questions) on television which was then anchored by popular news reader Shri. Shanti Swaroop. It was then when I felt we should meet Shri. Sastry Ji someday; but under the impression he might be too busy and would not be willing to meet us. Moreover, we don’t have anything that we can discuss with him.

Recently our Guruji Shri. Rajasekhar garu gave us a book titled Pakalapati Guruvu Garu (Telugu) written by Sai master Shri. Ekkirala Bharadwaja garu, where Shri. Bharadwaja met with several auspicious people without worrying about struggles that comes in his way including staying under tree for a few nights etc.,

That inspired us to go and meet Shri. Sastry Ji. We didn’t know his address not couldn’t find his phone number over the internet. Found address from my uncle Shri. Ganti Marthanda Sharma garu as he visited him during his journalist life. So we decided to go and check our luck. We have reached by around 11 in the morning and learnt Shri. Sastry Ji is performing his daily Puja and that would go on till 1 pm. In general, it would be good to meet him post 4pm. So we came back and went again next day evening at 5 pm. Learnt that he just left for a SVBC recording and may come back by 8 pm. As advised by his family members, we have decided to go around and come back post 8 pm. Then we understand he got stuck in the traffic and may take some more time and they would call us as soon as he comes. At about 9pm we got a call saying Sastry Ji is arrived. We rushed to seek his blessings with a thought that he might just see us for a minute as he must have tired. For our pleasant surprise, in spite he travelled for about 50 kilometers and spent in his recordings at the age of 90, he received us with a big smile and spoke to us for nearly about 40 minutes. He inquired about my career, our daughter, our home towns. He remembers Hema;s home town (Tanuku) as he has some good friends there (very close to Hema’s parents house). He gave some cheer to our little one and said she will have a bright future.

We took his leave at about 9:45 and return home with all happiness.

We are really grateful to him and our Guruji. It was a memorable day in our lives.

Some sweet moments with our little one…

We have tons of sweet moments with our little darling Khushi Varshini! But here are some of them that we are sharing… more to come in next posts.

The moment she born, the way she was looking all around was just adorable!

She got into flight at her age of 20 days and had a comfortable nap!

We are so blissed that she has visited Shirdi within 1 month and 6 days of her birth.

The moment she hear a classical music may it be song or instrumental, she turn her face towards that immediately.

Although she is doesn’t go to new people, she gives them a beautiful smile…

She throws our basic featured phones quite often but she holds smart phones carefully 🙂 For her, smart phone can sing songs…

When she was just about a year old, she started playing Ringa Ringa Roses with us.

She loves eating spicy food (ah, she is just 1.4 years!) When we visited our home town, she used to play with Japamala of our grand mother and since then, whatever round lengthy one she finds, she would want to put that around her neck.

In the recent past, we were putting washed cloths for dry and guess what she was giving us each cloth from the tub.

Yesterday Vasu was having dinner and she was asking him to feed Hema! Also when we give her water to drink or anything to eat, she offers the same back to both of us. What a lucky parents we are!

When she gets up in the morning, she takes us to computer room and we should play devotional songs for her and looks at god and greet with her tiny hands.

When we walk around our apartment, there is a Lord Ganapathy temple and as soon as we go towards the temple, she shows her hands towards temple, once we go there, she prays and takes Kumkum. Also, rings the bell at the temple entrance.

Soon we will post some pictures as well more happy moments!

Oh yes, the latest is that she talking indicating us anything that she wants with a single letter; for instance “ba” means ball!

Love you darling Varshi!
Cheers,
HemaVasu

Vivekananda SEVICA Kendra – Featuring Non-profit for May 2014

So here we go with our first post on featuring non-profits!

Vivekananda SEVICA Kendra is an organization based in Hyderabad and working to support visually impaired school going students. This is one of the hidden organization but doing an excellent work since 1993. Initiative has started by Shri. K Gnyaneshwar Rao, An employee at Census Department, Government of India. He started visiting Government School for the Blind located at Darulshifa, Hyderabad and teaching them small lessons, spiritual bhajans, recording books for them, helping them to find scribes. Currently VSK is working towards providing quality food to school going children, creating audio books, helping them prepare for examinations. They provide their services to School for the Blind boys in Hyderabad, Hindupur and Shri. Manik Prabhu Academy for the Blind, Raichur.

In addition, organization provides a laptop / netbook to deserving college going student with vision impairment every year.

They have an interesting model for raising donations for providing quality food to school going students. A donor can make a donation of just INR 365 (INR 1 per day) or INR 1100 as a family per year and this would enable them to provide quality food to about 600 students. One ca also make a donation towards purchase of laptops / netbooks and other assistive technologies.

To know more and contribute, please contact K Gnyaneshwara Rao on +91 98495 01299 or Send them an email.

We wish Vivekananda SEVICA Kendra all the best.

Featuring Non-profits on our blog

We would want this website just not limited to speak about us but also would want to make it impactful to the community. As we are aware, internet is a powerful tool to create awareness. There are a lot of non-profit organizations doing a wonderful work to support several causes; so we would want to help them get a bit more visibility.

What we do is each month profile an organization with their information, photographs, our experiences (if any), testimonies about the organization, way to help them etc.,

How do we get the information? we will write about a few organizations that we personally know of and organizations could also send in their information to us by 20th of every month if they would like to get featured. Please note that we reserve the right to reject any request for profiling and there shall be no communications entertained.

We would want to launch this on May 1st, 2014 and as an inaugural profile, organizations can send in their info to us latest by 25th April, 2014, 17:00 Hrs (IST).

Profiles with two good quality pictures can be send to hemavasu(at)hemavasu(dot)in.

Thanks,
HemaVasu

Ugadi wishes

Hello everyone,

Ugadi is first day of the new year as per Telugu calendar and it’s also new year for a few more states in India such as Karnataka, Maharastra etc., Upcoming year that starts tomorrow is known as Jaya. A little info on how we celebrate this festival.

At Injaram performs a grand celebrations and spiritual events for Goddess of the Village and it’s belief that village is safe, secure and wishes of everyone will be fulfilled by offering Puja to goddess on this day.

People start the day with a dish that has six tastes including sweet, salt, bitter, spice and so on. At temples, priests will read out the new calendar (we call it Panchanga Sravanam; this will include predictions of the year based on the star.

We wish everyone a very happy Ugadi and may this new year brings a lot of happiness, peace, good health, wealth and love to everyone.

We thank goddess and god for having blessed us with cute little Khushi Varshini. We seek your blessings.

A few resources:

Best wishes,
HemaVasu with Khushi Varshini.

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