Alok Sir, how could you do this? I touch your feet!

Do you know Dr. Alok Sagar?

Qualificiation (according to common norms of our society):

  • Engineering Degree from IIT Delhi
  • Master and PhD from Rice University Houston, TX, USA in 1977
  • His ex-students include previous Indian RBI Governor  Raghuram Rajan

Qualificiation which he likes and live with:

  • More than 25 years living and working with tribal people in Betul and Hoshangabad districts of Madhyapradesh as one of them!alok-sagar_from_yourstory

He did not, and did not want to reveal his ‘qualified’ identity. He thought, that is insignificant for his current life. So, more than 25 years, people did not know about ‘him’.He worked with Shramik Adivasi Sangathan to uplift people in those remote villages where no proper roads, no electricity or no facility for education. He lived with tribal people there, planted more than 50,000 trees, started educating kids and became one among them. 

Recently, the district administration had doubts on him and said to him to leave the village due to security reasons. Hence, Alok Sagar was forced to reveal his past. It was shocking and unbelievable for them and whole world.

One way, that helped all of us to know that there are still such noble souls around to make this world more beautiful place to live; esp when we see more of artificial beauty these days!

He was not just another social activist or volunteer who sacrificed his life. He just showed us, how one should value and evaluate his/her life independently. One of the videos, the reporter asks multiple times about his past career, how was his IIT, PhD etc…He just told, it is not relevant now, so cannot tell about it. It shows his sharp view on his life and its purpose!

“In India, people are facing so many problems, 
but people are busy proving their intelligence 
by showing their degrees rather than 
serving people,” Alok told the Hindustan Times.

This person can definitely spark the sleeping goodness in each of us, each of those millions around us…! Keep getting inspired,  does not matter how much! After all, without little fingers, the hand is incomplete!!

Thank you ! 

Source: Multiple news papers, media channels and video references. Links given below

References and Links worth checking to know about this amazing person:

Video Features About Dr. Alok Sagar:

His PhD Thesis Paper: I found by searching at Rice University site. Based on the year and name, I believe, this paper is his PhD Thesis.(If any update, please let me know) : petition from an activist(Anurag Modi) to support Alok Sagar and his work:

News about Prof Alok Sagar: (Search “IIT professor Alok Sagar”, you can find many. I just give here a few)  [Above picture is taken from this link as well]

India Today:

Speaking Tree:


His Angry Bird! 

Anger reflects ? Anger Shines? However Anger is Danger. . .

but His Angry Bird reflects,  it shines,  with full of love and fun:) 


Photo Info :

Device: HTC Desire 728 Mobile Phone Camera. 

Processing : Text,  vintage filter, blemish by Photogrid

See the UNseen!


Another cool morning…

My son and me are up for the walk…

I told him “it’s very cold…let’s jog”

He: “Not cold… bit hot I think….”


I looked at him. He was laughing…

He was in a jacket and track pants.

Poor me on a shorts and a thin T-shirt…

He looked at me… and continued to giggle…and ran!

I caught him! 🙂

We continued to enjoy the warm morning 😉

After a while,  he called me from behind. “Papa, come,  watch the sky…”

Me: “Wow…the moon looks amazing”

He:” you saw that star? ”

He pointed to a star… I saw a bright star..

He:”If that star is this bright even in this far and this light conditions, it must be really bright and powerful…”

Like every child, his enthusiasm and exploration started…!

I was about to continue walking. He called again!

He:”Papa, just two minutes wait and look at the sky…. ,more and more stars will appear.. like a magic”

I did! It did appear! Saw a wonder in two minutes at the sky… started filling with bright stars… started seeing the stars which were not there at all! 

It’s magical when you are ready to wait and see!  You see the unseen!

True on earth as well! 


oh forgot the ending note! 😉

….a cool breeze passed us with a smile, and it cares our faces and made us smile!

Keep Smiling!

Photo Courtesy:

മഞ്ഞുപോലെ… ! (Album:Violet, Music: Mithun, Singer: Sujatha, Lyrics:skd)

Written this song , almost 9 years back for My friend’s Album ‘Violet’. The song was sung by Sujatha Chechi (wiki link: Sujatha Mohan).

Reblogging in the memory of my friend Mithun RaaJ! (എത്ര ക്ഷണികമാണ് ഈ ജീവിതം… മിട്ടൂ, നീ ആഗ്രഹിച്ചതൊക്കെ നിനക്ക് ചെയ്യാൻ പറ്റി എന്ന് വിശ്വസിക്കാനാണ് എനിക്കിഷ്ടം…)

The full song available in multiple upload links in youtube. Click here for one of such links. to listen to the complete song.

മഞ്ഞുപെയ്യുമീ മൂകസന്ധ്യയിൽ
മാഞ്ഞുപോകയോ കനവുകൾ…
എന്റെ തംബുരുവിൽ നിറയും നീർകണം
സ്നേഹരാഗമായ് ദേവനേ…
കണ്ടുഞാൻ നിൻമനം,
അറിയുന്നു ഞാനാ നൊമ്പരം,
നിൻ നിനവുമാത്രമെൻ സാന്ത്വനം…  (മഞ്ഞുപെയ്യുമീ)

പണ്ടുനമ്മളാ കുഞ്ഞുതോണിയിൽ
കൂടൊരുക്കിയൊരു നാളിൽ… (2)
അറിയാതെ… എൻമനസ്സിൽ
കുളിരായി… നിൻമിഴികൾ… (2)
ആ സ്നേഹതീരം അകലുന്നുവോ-
ഞാൻ, നീറുന്നൊരനുരാഗമായ്… (മഞ്ഞുപെയ്യുമീ)

നീ കുറിച്ചൊരാ ഹൃദയരാഗമെൻ
മോഹരാഗമായ് മാറി… (2)
ഉണരുമ്പോൾ പോയ് മറയും
കനവല്ലോ എൻ മോഹം…(2)
ഈ വഴിത്താരയിൽ മഴമുകിൽ തേടും
വേഴാമ്പലാണിന്നു ഞാൻ… (2) (മഞ്ഞുപെയ്യുമീ)

  1. Old Post Here
  2. Complete Album Information Video Snapshot here

Ketty(life of a Deaf Girl) –  Reblogged

Ketty (Life of Deaf girl) –

It’s story of a deaf girl and efforts to support her mother’s dream.”I want to give good education for my child”!!!

Reblogged from Shoaib Rasheed:

Please read the original site setup for Ketty here for complete story:

 Type of Support & How: please check donation page foe Ketty. ( above.)  Or Help to Share(Zero Cost)

Source: Shoaib Rasheed ‘s blog

Reliability Check: Trust on a fellow blogger and a friend.

About Social Support Category:
 I have a category - "Social Support" where I will post social support opportunities-financially or otherwise. This can be from anywhere in the world,  irrespective of country,  color or caste!  Most of the cases I try to ensure the reliability of the source.  In case,  you have any concerns on the news,  please let me know, i will edit or remove. 

If you have any such reliable info,  please share with me,  can post here.  You can always help to share these posts through your channels.  Kindly check the dates and info before you share,  let's not flood social media with outdated news or info. 

Kindly be open and please do *NOT* take this as an obligation.  

Let's Live; Let Live! It is in giving that you receive!

Keep Smiling! Keep Shining!

Literature Nobel Prize 2016 goes to…

Bob Dylan is the recipient of the 2016 Nobel prize for literature for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.

(Even if you do not read this article further, try to listen Bob Dylan’s Song – “Blowin’ In The Wind”.)

Till I got this information through one of my friends in whatsapp, I did not know about Bob Dylan! 😦

I listen english music very rarely, more precisely, only when someone forcefully recommend a song. (Like my son forced me to listen Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never Again!)

I realized that Bob Dylan is an American songwriter, singer, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades!

More than five decades….what a miss! 🙂 

My friend also shared a song from Bob Dylan – “Blowin’ In The Wind”. Actually, after listening to that song, I decided to check about the person! Wow, excellent one and a must listen!

If you can spare 2 minutes and 38 seconds, please listen the song. You will like it! Click here to listen in youtube!

…now if you are interested to know more about Bob Dylan….visit 🙂

I have decided to listen some more songs from Bob Dylan, yes without anyone forcing me!

How about you…..? 

Quick References:

Songs of Bob Dylan:

The Guardian says “Fascinating, infuriating, enduring: Bob Dylan deserves his Nobel prize”

Nobel Prize Announcement : Original Link here.

Pic: From google. Labelled for Reuse.


I want to become good!


They are very close friends, so open to each other.

He: “I am not spending enough time with my kids and family. Going behind so many things and think that it is needed to take care of my family!”

She:“You are a good father and a husband. You take care of them right?”


She:“But , what!”

He: “I want to become good!” (He felt so subdued!)

She thought for a while…She smiled!

She said: “You, for that matter everyone is good and has Godness within. Being there as good, every moment is what makes the difference, of course challenging”

She could see a little glow on his face.

He: “Godness or Goodness?”

She:”Both are same!”

Sun looks so calm and charming!

He&She: “Oh, time to go home. They will be waiting!”

Both birds fled to their nests…carrying food for their family in their bills

…and carrying Godness in their hearts!

Making someone smile…

You feel special when you make someone smile; you are happier than the other!


I was browsing through my Reader in wordpress, also read and re-read some of the posts. Yeah, at times, your exploration takes you to new friends and their creations. I shared few likes, comments and replies as usual.

After a day or so, during the same Reader browsing, I landed to a person’s blog page. The title of a post dragged me in –  “Onam, Festival of Lights“!! Someone marked Onam as a festival of lights? I started reading it. Oh! the post talks about my daily posts about Onam and also, the person mentioned that she got the first like for her posts from me! Wow, it’s so lovely… a simple click made a person feel special!

I’ve written just over 50 posts and today I got my first ‘like’. Some one in southern India is writing a daily account of the Festival of Lights which I guess is like the Indian version of a Harvest/equinox festival. The author liked my post about a Loveliness of Ladybirds.

Here is the full post!

I realized only after one more day, that, it was just an anti-climax. I noticed my blog name in one of the titles during the browsing, from the same person. I was curious… and the blog title was “Sanil, Mr Pebbles”

The post goes like this…

What at a difference a day makes.

One person has looked at my blog and made a comment.
Here is the full post

It looked magical… magic of invisible threads between people. It is beyond words. I am sure, each of you would have had similar experiences here which made your day special; which made you special…

Words will get life when they touch hearts… Then creation goes beyond the creator!

Sharing is a promise of every soul! You are born with it!

Experience the joy of that promise…

Keep Smiling!

Pic: Our younger one sharing his happiness 🙂 (a little old snap)



It was a dream which i penned in Tree&Kite part 1(click here to read)… Their today’s view made me write about them again….
I realized their love was so ardent and they are inseparable!

Tree: “Why you want to fly…. the sun is so hot.  I can give you shade….”

Kite: “I am meant for it!”

Tree: “Who told?”

Kite: “……..who told……?….oh my god….I don’t know…may be the kid who made me?”

Tree:“Yeah! They say all kites are for flying high!”

Kite: “…So can you let me go?”

Tree:”Don’t you like to stay in my shade….?”

Kite:”…but..they told…i am meant for…!”

Tree:”..ok hold me tight! Till you really want to go, unconditionally, be with me. Not for you, but for me! It gives me color!”

Kite looked at Tree’s Eyes. It was reflecting the Kite….and filled! Kite could not speak anything…

Tree:”Do you think I am selfish and stopping you from realizing your real goal in life?”

Kite:”…goal in life?..”

Tree: “The real meaning of your life…!”

Kite:”I can see me in your eyes!”

Kite held the Tree tight…

Wind tore Kite’s beauty; but it could not separate them!



I realize, looking at this picture repeatedly…somethings in life are unexplained;You just live it! 


Support for Shafnaz, Kerala, India[7-Oct-2016]

Info brief:

Both Kidneys are failed for Shafnaz (~16yrs). Kidney transplantation is financially beyond the scope of his family. Details above.

Type of Support & How: Financial,  Details above. Or Help to Share(Zero Cost)

Source: Mathrubhumi News Daily, Bangalore Edition,  7th Oct 2016,  page 8.

Reliability Check: Trust on the News Daily,  as it is one of the leading News Dailies in India

About Social Support Category:
 I have a category - "Social Support" where I will post social support opportunities-financially or otherwise. This can be from anywhere in the world,  irrespective of country,  color or caste!  Most of the cases I try to ensure the reliability of the source.  In case,  you have any concerns on the news,  please let me know, i will edit or remove. 

If you have any such reliable info,  please share with me,  can post here.  You can always help to share these posts through your channels.  Kindly check the dates and info before you share,  let's not flood social media with outdated news or info. 

Kindly be open and please do *NOT* take this as an obligation.  

Let's Live; Let Live! It is in giving that you receive!

Keep Smiling! Keep Shining!

Tree and Kite… 

Are they happy to meet?
Are they happy to embrace?

Kite told: “I give you more color”

Tree told:” I let you hold me tight”

Kid thought: “How could I lose it”

Father consoled: “We will make another one”

Tree & Kite are happy.

Kid & Father are happy.


Seeing the Kite on the Tree, I told my son “See,  the tree is colorful”

He agreed, then told “… But,  It would have made skye more colorful….. ”


Tree let Kite fly.

Sky is so colorful!

Tree told: “I let you fly high”

Kite told: “I let you get your own beauty”

Tree &  Kite are happy!

Papa and Kid were busy making another colorful Kite.


My son and me back from the morning walk.

If you are interested in part 2 of the story of the same Tree&Kite, please read here!


Go, Do it!


He was orphaned by parents first.
Later, by grandmother,  due to the inability to meet ends.
He wanted to become a pilot!
Yes,  it is possible,  though challenging for an orphan.
…. but if his both legs were infected with polio and unable stand even….?
Listening to this dream… some were sarcastic,  some were sympathetic,  some felt helpless… and some guided him for “possible”  success…!!
He did not bother about his limitations… and pursued his dream silently,  persistently,  with care and support from a Loving Mom and a Great Advice from a  Great Mom..! Continue reading Go, Do it!

Run with MIND! 

After an unfinished race,  A got disappointed! 

B could do podium finish and happy. 

A: “I could not finish my race. But,  with my stamina,  I thought I must be able to finish it. May be my energy has come down or this is my limit?” 

B:”Running to a specific finishing line is not just possible with stamina alone.  You need to run with MIND. ”

A:”Run with MIND?” 

B: “Yes,  indeed! That can conquer anything… and it stretches your limits. It can bring breakthroughs to our life!” 


Pic: Thanks to google images,  license: labeled for reuse with modifications 

Thank You! 

Heartfelt gratitude from all of us-For the freedom that we enjoy,  for teaching us the value of truth and patience…. and making us realize the power of non-violence.  At last an everlasting story of humble yet powerful life…We are still learning… thank you Bapuji…!


Do we know our 2nd Prime Minister(India) – Lal Bahadur Shastriji also shares his birthday on October 2nd? Salute to his illustrious support in building our country at various stages. His slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ (‘Hail the soldier, Hail the farmer’) will be remembered and valued anyday! Thank you Shastriji!!


Yesterday’s Tomorrow is Today!


Little Boy: “…I will give this tomorrow. Because, you only said ‘tomorrow’…”

Elder: “….oh no! I said yesterday, tomorrow!”

Little Boy: “…yes, so, I will give tomorrow only!..”

Elder:” Yesterday’s tomorrow is Today!”

Mom listening to the boys, immediately ran to kitchen and came back with 2 bowls of ice cream.

Mom: “Boys, here we go! Enjoy your ice creams! Yesterday I told you, tomorrow I will give right? Yesterday’s tomorrow is Today!…”

All smiled; Boys happy!  Of course Ice Cream made them so happy!;)


Are you listening to these boys and mom? Yesterday’s Tomorrow is Today!


Pic Courtesy: Free images from


Thiruvonam: Spreading Lights of Happiness…

First of all, Wish you all a very Happy Onam again….


Onam is a festival of lights? Perplexed? I would say, Onam is a festival that spreads lights of Happiness. All through out 10 days of Onam, people, irrespective of color, religion, wealth, all try to be happy! I am not sure, is there any other festival in the world “forces” people to be happy from the core theme of the festival.

Onam, the whole theme of the festival is being happy and that’s what the festival is for! That’s why in Kerala, there is a saying “Kaanam Vittum Onam Unnanam” and be happy for it! (It means that “One must have the Onam lunch even selling his property, to have so”  and be happy that you could do it!)

Today is Onam Day 11  and is Thiruvonam!

Continue reading Thiruvonam: Spreading Lights of Happiness…

Serenity of Onam & Bakrid…(Onam Day 10!)


Look at any pookkalam(floral decoration) for a while…you can feel the serenity of Onam. Onam days shower peace and happiness to the nature and minds. Every celebration is an occasion where we try to make others happy, along with that, we become happy(actually happier!). So, we can celebrate together only, not alone! Once we can cherish the moments of smiles and sharing, the celebration becomes meaningful. Those moments start bringing a feel of serenity and cares your mind…

Today is Onam Day 10! So, thiruvonam today?

Continue reading Serenity of Onam & Bakrid…(Onam Day 10!)

Leafy Beauty…(Onam Day 9)


Why do we celebrate Onam during Chingam (ചിങ്ങം)? 

(Chingam is the first month of Malayalam Calendar or Kollavarsham.  It comes during August-September months.  Chingam 1 is considered as new year in Kerala.)

It is believed that the King Mahabali visits Kerala every year to see his people.  It was like heaven and people were very happy when he ruled this land. Hence when he visits once a year,  he wants to see his people in merry and his land prosperous.  Chingam is usually the harvest time in Kerala and people will be happier during that.  So Onam is also considered as harvest festival. 

Today is Onam Day 9 and also Bakrid! Eid Mubarak!


Continue reading Leafy Beauty…(Onam Day 9)

Keep it Rolling…