Ganapati Bappa

परवा भेटला बाप्पा, जरा वैतागलेला वाटला

दोन क्षण दम खातो म्हणून माझ्याघरी टेकला

उंदीर कुठे पार्क करू ? लॉट नाही सापडला

मी म्हंटलं सोडून दे, आराम करु दे त्याला

तू पण ना देवा कुठल्या जगात राहतोस ?

मर्सिडिस च्या जमान्यात उंदरावरून फ़िरतोस

मर्सिडिस नाही निदान नॅनो तरी घेऊन टाक

तमाम देव मंडळींमधे भाव खाऊन टाक

इतक्या मागण्या पुरवताना जीव माझा जातो

भक्तांना खुश करेपर्यंत माझा जीव दमतो

काय करू आता सार मॅनेज होत नाही

पुर्वीसारखी थोडक्यात माणसं खुशही होत नाहीत

इमिग्रेशन च्या रिक्वस्ट्स ने सिस्टीम झालीये हॅंग

तरीदेखील संपतच नाही भक्तांची रांग

चार आठ आणे मोदक देऊन काय काय मागतात

माझ्याकडच्या फ़ाइल्स नुसत्या वाढतच जातात

माझं ऐक तू कर थोडं थोडं डेलिगेशन

मॅनेजमेंटच्या थेअरीमधे मिळेल सोल्यूशन

एम बी ए चे फ़ंडे तू शिकला नाहीस का रे ?

डेलिगेशन ऑफ़ ऍथॉरिटी ऐकल नाहीस कारे ?

असं कर बाप्पा एक लॅपटॉप घेउन टाक

तुझ्या साऱ्या दूतांना कनेक्टीव्हिटी देऊन टाक

म्हणजे बसल्याजागी काम होइल धावपळ नको

परत येउन मला दमलो म्हणायला नको

माझ्या साऱ्या युक्त्यांनी बाप्प झाला खुश

माग म्हणाला हवं ते एक वर देतो बक्षिस

सी ई ओ ची पोझिशन, टाऊनहाऊस ची ओनरशिप

ईमिग्रेशनदेखील होइल लवकर मग ड्युअल सिटिझनशिप

मी हसलो उगाच, म्हंटल, देशील जे मला हवं

म्हणाला मागून तर बघ, बोल तुला काय हवं

‘पारिजातकाच्या सड्यात हरवलेलं अंगण हवं ‘

‘सोडून जाता येणार नाही अस एक बंधन हवं’

‘हवा आहे परत माणसातला हरवलेला भाव’

‘प्रत्येकाच्या मनाच्या कोपऱ्यात थोडासा शिरकाव ‘

‘देशील आणून परत माझी हरवलेली नाती ‘

‘नेशील मला परत जिथे आहे माझी माती ‘

‘इंग्रजाळलेल्या पोरांना थोडं संस्कृतीचं लेणं ‘

‘आईबापाचं कधीही न फ़िटणारं देणं ‘

‘कर्कश्श वाटला तरी हवा आहे ढोलताशांचा गजर ‘

‘भांडणारा असला तरी चालेल पण हवा आहे शेजार ‘

‘य़ंत्रवत होत चाललेल्या मानवाला थोडं आयुष्याचं भान’

देशील का रे बाप्पा माझ्या पदरात एवढं दान ?

“तथास्तु” म्हणाला नाही सोंडेमागून नुसता हसला

By Deepa.

Internet Tutorials future teachers

I know some people don’t even believe that the Internet or World Wide Web exists. They think that it is an abstract concept and that if asked to show it to someone they would fail miserably. Well, whether or not it exists I think that the collective consciousness of humanity is evolving everyday because of the sharing of ideas on the strange boxes called computers and the electronic network that connects them.

Every time I go on the Internet these days I am surprised by some new function that it has for our lives. My most recent discovery has been on-line tutorials. Tutorials are websites that have been created to help novices and amateurs alike learn more in their areas of specific interest. Just about any aspect of life seems to have tutorial sites dedicated to it that will teach you want you want to know. Of course some knowledge can cost you money but you’d be pleasantly surprised to see how much information you can get for free.

For example, I am interested in learning about how to play the guitar. You should see how many sites are out there, just look up guitar tutorials on your search engine (E.g.: Google). There’s all sorts of great help from how to change your strings, hold a plectrum properly, and tuning, to learning complex chord scale systems and finger tapping on your electric guitar.

There are often diagrams, photographs, and intensive explanations relating to everything you ever wanted to know. Some sites have video and audio to help drive the lessons home. Life really has changed. In the past you had to get lessons from a teacher, drive to and from their house or music school, pay high tuition fees, and buy books on chords and songs. Everything is downloadable these days, and a lot of it is free.

Web designers could also probably learn a few things from these guitar tutorial sites. The ways the guitar teachings are expressed are often quite extensive but done so in a very simplistic manner. It’s a real one, two, three approach starting with verbal explanations of exercises, followed by diagrams, and then finally with audio and visual representations. It is an extremely thorough way of teaching without ever having to meet anyone in person.

However, a strange phenomenon is the fact that if the site is good, the visitor does feel a connection to the personality of the creator. Making the site individual is a major factor in both achieving success and touching a personal chord (no pun intended) with people. Many of the sites have means in which you can get direct contact with the site owner thus creating an opportunity for real personal interaction and tuition.

I have opened my eyes

I have opened my eyes
Just to see the truth,
To find out what matters most.

To survive through life,
To learn how to trust,
After all these years to stop feeling lost.

To find myself,
The questions, the answers,
The doubts, the lies
Which are all disguised.

Confusion. Tears. Stabbing pain.
Pride. Presumptions. False allegations.
I am surely going insane.
All I see are just complications. .

Laughter. Dreams. Passion. Emotions.
Can I have them back once and forever?
Can I smile again like nothing had happened?
Can I love again like I’ve never been hurt?
Can I sleep again like the sweetest baby?
Can I see the life like I once have been used to?

I have opened my eyes
Just to see the truth,
To find out that nothing has changed.

That my life is the same,
That my journey goes on.

But don’t ask me
Where it leads.

I have opened my eyes.
All I wanted I’ve got.
Just not sure it was what I needed.
Have I found the truth?
Not so sure I did…
I don’t know.
I can’t say.

By lena