Thursday, October 17, 2013
Few points mentioned by Madhu Kishwar :
Tista Setalwad and her organization "Citizen for peace and justice" are creating false propaganda against India and sense of insecurity among minority community; thus paint a picture that safety of minority community is compromised in Gujrat state.
Campaign of such a large scale was never run against any dictator / Military ruler, even British were not successful in dividing nation on such a scale even intellectually.
Tista's prime agenda is "Malign Gujrat and Narendra Modi as much as possible" as she have learnt that none of the accusations against Narendra Modi would stand trial.
Finally and most import point is, these are the people who do not want peace and communal harmony in India and using their campaign for this sole cause.
Link to full interview:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
आवाजों के बाज़ारों में,
खामोशी पहचाने कौन !!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
एक mood, एक कैफियत गीत का चेहरा होता है...
कुछ सही से लफ्ज़ जड़ दो, मौजूँ से धुन की लकीरें खींच दो,
तो नगमा साँस लेने लगता है, जिन्दा हो जाता है...
इतनी सी जान होती है गाने की, एक लम्हे की जितनी,
हाँ कुछ लम्हे बरसों जिन्दा रहते हैं...
गीत बूढ़े नहीं होते उनके चेहरे पे झुर्रियां नहीं गिरती,
वो पलते रहते हैं चलते रहते हैं...
सुनने वाले बूढ़े हो जाते है तो कहेते है -
“हाँ … वोह उस पहाड़ का टीला जब बादल से ढक जाता है, तो एक आवाज सुनाई देती है”
….. by Gulzar
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Pune to Diveagar : 200 Km via Tamhni / 248 Km via Mahabaleshwar
Tamini route : next to no traffic, awesome scenery and good roads too
You must plan to tank up in Pune for the entire trip. Pumps on this route are far and few and I doubt the quality of the fuel that is available
Via Tamhini ghat (approx 200 km)
• Pune — Paud – Pirangut Road — Tamhini Ghat — Turn left at Vile
• Vile — Nijampur — Mangaon .You will reach NH – 17. Continue traveling left towards Mahad
• Turn right 500 mts after Mangaon ST Stand on SH 97 to Mhasala. Turn right again on SH98 after Mhasala – Arathi Road Junction – Shrivardhan
(Road map: Pune – Chandani Chauk – Paud – Mulshi – Dongarwadi – Tamhini Ghat – Vile – Nijampur – Mangaon – Lonere Phata – Goregaon – Mhasala – Arathi Road Junction – Shrivardhan. Road is smooth and good. It could be bad for portion of the ghat section. Avoid crossing Tamhini Ghat after 6:00 PM. It is not safe)
Via Mahabaleshwar (235 km)
• Pune — Pune – Bangalore Highway — Surur Village
• Turn right towards Wai — Panchgani — Mahabaleshwar — Ambenali Ghat — Poladpur.
• You will reach NH17 at Poladpur.
• Turn right towards Mahad – Lonere Phata – Goregaon
• Goregaon – Mhasala – Arathi Road Junction – Shrivardhan (SH 98)
(Road map via Mahabaleshwar: Pune – Shirval – surur – Wai – Panchgani – Mahabaleshwar – Poladpur – Mahad – Goregaon – Mhasala – Arathi Road Junction – Shrivardhan. Road is smooth and very good. It is 4 lane toll road (NH4) till surur village (first 80 KMs). Ghat section is also good and safe to cross even in the night as it is crowded with Mahabaleshwar bound traffic.)
Via Bhor (185 km)
• Pune — Pune – Bangalore Highway NH4 — Khed Shivapur
• Turn right just ahead of Khed Shivapur at Bhor Phata
• Bhor — Varandha Ghat — reach NH – 17 at “Hotel Sagar” just outside Mahad.
• Turn right towards Mangaon. Get off the highway at Lonere Phata to Goregaon – Mhasala – Shrivardhan. (SH 98)
(Road map via Bhor: Pune – Khed Shivapur – Bhor – Varandha Ghat – Mahad – Goregaon – Mhasala – Shrivardhan). Road is 4 lane toll road till Khed Shivapur. After that it is not in good shape. Do not cross Varandha Ghat during night as it is not very safe. This is shortest distance to reach Mahad from Pune but road is not that smooth. If you have good 4 wheeler like Scoirpio, Supo, Safari, you may even opt for this route.)
Photos for some are available on this orkut account (one need to log in to view)
Other sites where you can check out accommodations :
Places to visit
If you are looking for a holiday with beautiful sun kissed beaches away from the hustle and bustle of city, a trip to Srivardhan - Harihareshwar - Diveagar is the right kind of holiday for you.
Srivardhan is a typical Konkani town with a beautiful beach and small wadi's, Srivardhan is the place from where the prime ministers of the Maratha kingdom the 'Peshwas' originally came from.
Somaja Devi temple, Birthplace of Balaji Vishwanath Bhat.
The drive from shrivardhan to diveagar is just superb. many beautiful beaches.spend max time on this stretch. maybe early morning / sunset.
Harihareshwar located at only 18 kms. from Srivardhan is also a beautiful place with with an ancient Shiv Temple and Kalbhairav Temple situated on the beach. Harihareshwar beach is also a very clean and excellent beach. MTDC has very a good resort at Harihareshwar with Tents to stay.
Harihareshwar has spectacular rocky outcrop (accessible only during low tide).
temple Pradakshina till hill top : it has nice view. do not spend long time on that marg, coz water level rises tremendously during tide change.. Hight tide starts in late afternoon like 3 PM.
Diveagar The Shekhadi Road leading to Diveagar is a very pleasant drive as the road is parallel to the coastline and you can see many breathtaking views along the entire stretch of the road.
Golden mask ganesh temple (suvarna Ganesh) also check out original place of excavation.
The Kuda caves near Tale are also worth your visit but are slightly off the road. Visiting Kuda while coming to Srivardhan is more convenient as it is on the way to Mhasala near Mangaon and you will only spend a few hours more. However you are advised to take food and waterwith you as there are no hotels or shops nearby for many kilometers.
Bagmandla beach Situated near Srivardhan is a very clean and secluded beach near Harihareshwar, you will surely enjoy playing in the white sands and clean water on the beach.You can also take a boat ride from here to the nearby Bankot Fort.
Infact early mornings are always preferred for Photography, coz the sun rises east, and fort entrance faces the sun in morning. So you can snap some good shots of the fort..
Day 1: Mumbai -> Harihareshwar (via Kuda caves) -> Shrivardhan -> Diveagar
Day 2: Diveagar -> Murud-Janjira fort -> Alibaug (via Birla Temple, Korlai fort, Revdanda fort)
Happy traveling !!