Amazing Mela – The PalliShree

Welcome to the Show, Will take you to a picturesque ride – the MELA.

But what’s the MELA is all about ?


An effort by a 18 year old boy to understand the rural culture and how it connects to our urban world. Though the pictures are taken from a 2 Mega Pixel mobile phone camera But it’s not about the picture’s quality, It was and always will be – “THE FEELING”, which always makes us feel connected to our ancestors, our heritage and to oneself. They say na “I traveled length and breadth of the world, to the five oceans, to the seven continents, but my heart still lies in the sand of my mother, where I feel the eternal love and I was and I will (always) come back for you, My Motherland. To all my fellows with heart – “Maa tujhe Salaam” !

Welcome to  “Pallishree Mela”

Its a national level Mela organized to popularize the ethnic & rural products of different states and districts & to create opportunities for artisans/producers to showcase their talent of heritage and ancestral spirit in-order to build up long term marketing tie up with prospective buyers ( WE ) across the country.

In emotional sense it bridges the gap we had with our fellow folk people residing in rural areas with their illiterate awesome talent which is a rare piece of art to be kept alive and praise for generations to come.

In economic sense :

This exhibition facilitates the future marketing prospects and wide contacts with the following outcomes.

  • Display, demonstrate and sale of products.
  • Provide a platform to the Swarojagaries to interact with the prospective buyers.
  • Facilitates the buyer-seller meet.
  • Provide a forum for technology transfer.
  • Producers get the feedback from the final consumers and are able to know the market tastes and preferences.
  • An experience of ethnic/rural India-through design forms, demonstration by the swarojagaries, folk dance, films, ethnic food etc.

    Organised by
    :-Panchayati Raj Dept., Govt. of State in association with Dist. Administration.

    Demonstration On :-

    Agarbatti, Handloom, Terra Cotta, Marble & Jute Products for dissemination of technology.

    Major Products :-

    Chanderi Saree & brass metal products from Madhya Pradesh. woolen items from Kashmir, Leather products from Rajasthan, Wooden items from Andhra Pradesh, Cane & Bamboo items from Tripura, Tangai silk, cotton & silk from West Bengal, Decorative items from North East, Incense items from Mysore,Kanjivaram sarees from Tamilnadu,chikan works from Lucknow ,Handloom & Handicrafts products from Odisha, Bamboo products from Meghalaya, Wollen garments from Punjab etc.

    Participating states :-

    Assam, WB, Tripura, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Kerla, Karnataka, Maharastra, Gujurat, Rajsthan, Delhi, UP, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Odisha, Sikkim & Uttarakhand.

Welcome to the Picturesque Ride !

Ever in your life got a chance to visit this mesmerizing Mela, don’t miss it – And yup – ENTRY is Absolutely FREE !

And to all my fellow people, how sour the division can be and how corrupt our leaders can be BUT Do-Not corrupt your soul, We are and always be the ONE ” BHARATIYA”


this 67th Anniversary – ” Be Nationalist “


Just tried to connect few missing dots in our daily life, Rural-Urban-Connection, Heritage-Modern-Connection, Youth-Nationalism-Connection

Dedicated to our National Day of Freedom !



i hate L♥VE story >>PART – 1<<


♥  Rise of IHLS

LOVE, what an English word? According to English dictionary the word love mean “A strong positive emotion of regard and affection” OR “A score of zero in tennis or squash”. Leave the later, I am far more concerned with the former one.

According to me, in this world there are 2-kinds of love oriented people.


1.       Who love “LOVE”:-   This kind of species loves to live in there world of dream and always relate everything that happened to him with love. They just can’t live without it; they can survive without food but not without their lover. Love is just to work whole day, in dream of catching up with their lover for dinner. Love is sky, ocean, life, color ….ENOUGH. You can understand how important love is for them (mad, crazy,. )*

2.       Who don’t believe in love (note: they don’t hate it either):- The most prominent feature you will observe in this kind of species is that for any reason they would often say “what is love, I don’t believe in it”. It gives pain, make person emotional weak, deviate from the right path, let you forget the goal of life….ENOUGH. You can make out. From my personal experience (till now), I can say about them is that they just live there life to achieve the so called “GOAL” which never had end limit. When born they struggle to strike hard to carry out schooling with extra-circular activities thinking that if they can achieve this then there life is set after then we will think about friends, love….etc and ya, under the guidance of the parents, of-course. After that, in college the same scenario, then job and oh! Here comes the marriage. Give me a break guys, were your love. They say I found it in my wife (and children).Good, that’s the practical way of thinking. And again setting new goal to earn enough money to keep their wife, children and of course guided parents happily ever after.

(You must be probably thinking why such a long definition for 2nd one, cause I belong to that category, not wholly but kind off)


WOW! What a life for both of them. They never bother each other. There simple funda of life “live happily and let others live. Such a beautiful and simplified language of life to be understandable”.

Do you think life is so easy for them ?


My definition of Kind of love oriented people changed when I came across the 3rd kind of people, who are in the front page of every Indian newspaper and cover news for media, And  whom I exclusively refers to as “ I HATE LOVE STORIES” kind of spices.


Let me take you to a TRUE Love Story and Rise of IHLS, its Consequences and the ongoing War……..


On early of the April 2007, the 23 year old Manoj of kaithal village came to realize how strongly he is in love with Babli, the neighbored girl. A kind of string struck in his heart with guitar playing all around him. An electronic repair shop owner cant found it more amusing to see the face of his lover girl in every lighting bulb and song “…….bin tere, bin tere, koi khalish hai hawa mein bin tere” (without you, without you, there is some emptiness in the wind, without you).

That’s all, he took up all his guts and when straight to girl and

said:- “I …..i …..i …”

Girl: –“yes, i…..”

Boy: “I am electrician”.

Girl: “so”

Boy: “I can repair anything for u. I won’t damage the integrated circuit of your heart and be the one who enlightens your day like Philip tube light and give you the warmth of love as by room heater”.

And what was the answer “YES”. It seemed as if Manoj has achieved one of his life greatest goal, his happiness can be compared to that of Kapil Dev after winning World Cup of Cricket(India, 1983) or when a mother sees her child for the first time after delivery, An expression without words and happiness without smile.

He just can’t wait to get married off and they decided to marry.

But wait, Here, we have a long-list of qualifications that our couple has to pass, guided by pandits looking at book of Kundlis and thus “match the following starts”


Match criteria

1. Values and personal expectations: ……………… matched

2.  Age: the groom is usually desired to be older but not by more than a few years……………..matched

3.  Looks and physical attributes: should be acceptable to the other; for brides, a lighter skin complexion is often preferred; for grooms, height is important and  should be at least a few inches taller than the bride…….…matched

4.  Caste, ethnicity and native language: usually desired to be the same or similar………matched

5.   Diet (veg/non-veg/alcohol/smoking): may differ only if acceptable to the other………….matched

6.   Education: comparable educational levels, or the boy should be more educated than the girl………..matched

7.   Profession: the profession should be acceptable to the other………….matched

8.    Financial: The boy’s current and future financial and income situation should be acceptable to the girl……………..matched

9.    Astrological signs/attributes: should be compatible, if the two families believe in it; certain attributes are given weight, for instance mangal dosh, which was believed to cause marital discord, poor health and an early death for one of the spouses if an incompatibility existed……….…matched

10.   Family status: The financial strength and reputation of the family, including the professional and marital statuses of the siblings of the prospective partner…………matched

11.   Religion: should be same (MATCHED) , and sometimes there is insistence that the sub-denomination shouldn’t be the same ……….…..FAILED.


CONCLUSION:- You can’t marry her, but WHY ????

Cause you have same gotra,

So……….Before that let me explain what exactly is the real meaning of gotra



The term Gotra broadly refers to people who are descendants in an unbroken male line from a common male ancestor. Panini defines gotra for grammatical purposes as ‘ apatyam pautraprabhrti gotram’ (IV. 1. 162), which means ‘the word gotra denotes the progeny (of a sage) beginning with the son’s son. When a person says ‘ I am Kashypasa-gotra’ he means that he traces his descent from the ancient sage Kashyapa by unbroken male descent. According to the brahminical theory, the Brahmins are the direct descendants of seven or eight sages who are believed to be the mind-born sons of Brahma. They are Gautama, Bharadvaja, Vishvamitra, Jamadagni, Vasishtha, Kashyapa and Atri. To this list, Agastya is also sometimes added. These eight sages are called gotrakarins from whom all the 49 gotras (especially of the Brahmins) have evolved. A gotra must be distinguished from a kula. A kula is a set of people following similar cultural rituals, often worshiping the same divinity (the Kula-Devata, god of the clan). Kula does not relate to lineage or caste. In fact, it is possible to change one’s kula, based on one’s faith or Iṣṭa-devatā.

It is common practice in preparation for Hindu marriage to inquire about the kula-gotra (meaning clan lineage) of the bride and groom before approving the marriage. In almost all Hindu families, marriage within the same gotra is prohibited, since people with same gotra are considered to be siblings. But marriage within the kula is allowed and even preferred.

Just remember this example

The case of sage Vishwamitra is the example. Thus the gotra must have been of the lineage of the learning one chose rather than the lineage of one’s birth. Rama is stated to be the descendant of Ikshwaku, but the lineage was broken when Kalmashpada got his son through Niyoga of Vasishta with Kalmashapad’s wife Madayanthi, and not through a biological liaison. Yet Rama is said to be Ikshwaku’s descendant and not of Vasishta. Some claim of a continuous biological linkage with the moola purusha [or most significant personality] of the Gothra, where as it need not be the case. Sometimes, a Gotra is based on the Guru for the family or one of the ancestors”.**


So in-short they are brother and sister.

What will you do when you came to know that the one you love and want to spend your life with is unknowingly your brother/sister? How come?.


Yes! They did the same thing that you’re thinking off, they ran away and got married.


April 6, 2007: Manoj-Babli leaves village, Far from the atrocities of Unknown World.

April 7, 2007: At-last dream come true…..Solemnize marriage in a temple.


It’s just the beginning………………………

(IHLS – PART –  2 – The Consequence)

RELEASING ON NEXT FRIDAY – 25th of February)


In Memory of – “VALENTINE DAY” and to all who, somewhere, sometime ever fall in LOVE with anyone !

*() – here, it represents “TAGS”

** I am quiet confused with this example, if anyone knows then explain me, plz.

*** Thank You Wikkipedia – the open source  ocean of knowledge .

>>> BLACK FRIDAY <<< – an APPEAL & The VOICE !!!

I am not writing here to give you a recap of what had happened or neither asks you to light a candle for the victims of this bomb blast. It has been said that Mumbai blast popularly known by our culture as Black Friday, was a turning point in the history of Bombay. It was a direct slap to the Indian security agency to let them realise how vulnerable India is to terrorist attack and how weak they are fighting among themselves for greater share of power.

Then came the revolution setting up off internal security agencies under high command, advance training to local police for tackling such situation, signing of propaganda with foreign arms and ammunition industries to provide Indian police with high tech warfare weapons, highly specialized training, creation of special task force, blah blah blah and many more. And do you want to know the result of this huge so called turning page in the history of Bombay…..

on 12th of  March, 1993, 13 bomb-blasts took place across the city.Approximately 300 people died and 800+ injured.

After this……….


Date                                                                                Place                                                                                  Killed                Injured

August 28, 1997                                                      Near Jama Masjid                                                                        0                           3

January 24, 1998                                                                Malad                                                                                    0                           1

February 27, 1998                                                               Virar                                                                                     9                           0

December 2, 2002                                                            Ghatokpar                                                                              3                          31

December 6, 2002                                        Mumbai Central railway station                                                       0                         25

January 27, 2003                                                             Vile Parle                                                                                1                          25

April 14, 2003                                                                     Bandra                                                                                     1                           0

July 29, 2003                                                                    Ghatkopar                                                                                3                          34

August 25, 2003                                      Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazaar                                                     50                      150

July 11, 2006                            7 blasts at 7 locations in local trains across the city                                    181                     890

and then everyone knows what had happened on 26/11 and the ongoing mockery of Indian Judicial System.

They ( Blah blah blah ) were just a mere newspaper’s front headline at then and now, So what to do ?


These are some off the possible solutions given by our own vary people who are frustrated from this daily chorus, in their own voice ( the way of expression), just don’t think how aggressive there views are, just feel what they feel for it…

” Nothing will happen to Feroze Khan (*). Ask Afsal Guru, who has been convicted and sentenced to be hanged, is still kept alive for Vote Bank sake! Jai Ho! “

” hey, what is this?Is every body is living in 16th century or just acting smarter? Can’t u see newspapers,TV.Why are you blaming politicians for everything. If BJP, Shivasena & Ayodhya are reasons for Islamic terrorism then why it happens from centuries?If Hindu fundamentalist are the reason then why it is happening in Chechnya of Russia, England,France,Spain,Thailand,America,china,Australia,Netherlands..etc..etc..
Common don’t act , you know whose fault is this.It is global problem & all the non-Muslim people of world should solve it

” I still feel we should follow the foot steps of Israel. What Israel had done to lebanon we should repeat the same history with Pakistan “

” People who did this shoud be shoot in streets so it shoud be lesson to people who think indian cant do anything and they should thing twist before they think of doing such thing again “

” Every one knows that it is Pakistan behind the blast. There is only one long term solution Blast Pakistan and tear them in 3 parts

” lets do things beyong typing msgs in websites which would disappear in a days time and nothing will change, let all of us in our respective cities gather in city’s main place on this sunday, with candlelights, lets run an sms campaign for the same, lets call this campaign FREEDOM from Terrorism, lets fight for Anti Terrorism LAW, lets show it to thr world that India too has a heart and guts, in spain 2 million people protested the madrid blasts, same in london and united states, they remeer these incident every year, and we forget them in a day, what happens when this happens to our loved ones, it just takes our own initiative to change the things no one elese is going to do it and lets Do IT NOW. ABHI NAHI TOH KABHI NAHI…………. “

” Pls take fast action on this. “Terrorist ko publicke havale kardo.” government should give rights to public to punish them “

” I pray to god to punish all terrorist “

” The principle system needed is accountablility of his or her job performance across all the governing functions. A great beginning is seen in the recently revealing RTI Act which I think existed. Now this tool needs to be effectively used by all of us and get all the black faces into limelight. Time and again we have seen in the past, common man is capable of bringing revolutionary changes in India. Let it be tailor made roads in villages or resolution of problems related to natural disasters or taking concrete steps to improve the overall conditions(Social/Political/Gegraphical)in villages “

” Here we can’t blame any one direcly, instead we should think other way around to make our LAW n ORDER under control.
What i wanna to suggest is:
if we proud to have such a wonderful INDIAN ARMY, why not CIVIL POLICE also
why not the govt. should first make compulsory military training to our civil police staff as we provide training in NDA, IMA, NAVAC etc for our MILITARY.
The objective is very clear, we as a civil citizen of India, just say that the police himself is corrupt and hence these unfortunate thing happened. So, my humble request to the govt. is instead giving execuse, try to implement some rule to aviod future mishappenings.

” I favor the decision taken by Vajpayee government of having the military on the border and securing the borders.We should be like King Ashoka. We should have military tight on border and stop bus and train routes. There should be only arial route for people to come in. Also keep the sea route tight.Due to the current soft policy we will loose our people. We should think and decide where should we remain soft and where not “

” I think another Guru Gobind Singh is needed now to clear this terror. I am still waiting that some sikh with will rise and thousands will follow him to clear this act of terror. Sikhism is meant to finish terror. Earlier it was in India but now the world is crying. World needs a Khalsa, a Guru Gobind “

” government finds out the people behind the crime, they are just going to arrest them, feed them, take care of them in prison in the name of human rights, our government is feeding the criminals and not spending that money to take care of the public, who are paying the taxes. The criminals should be killed and not kept in prisons and taken care of. How many such terrorists are still behind bars? how many of them are released or traded with our neighbouring countries? when will we see real independence? when will we be free of the constant fear of terrorists? when will politicians stop thinking of their pockets and work on people’s welfare?when will india grow??????????? “

” Its hard to say but practical solution will be to dissolve all the religion and language and follow only one sect that is design to contain the hardcore points of all the religion and then follow it and lets us see then how can any kill some one in the name of religion “

” Government should take some strict action on implementing common civil code, which can help in catching those extremities “

The voices has been compiled from the people all over India ranging from the peak of J&K to south end of KK i.e. Kanyakumari  and yup! From our vary own NRI’s.

I just want to preserve it, and when I will be strong enough to stand in front of my people and say “ Let’s do it, Abhi nahi to kabhie nahi (now or Never)”, will then go through all this voices. So people please it’s an Appeal from a common man to common people of my country and rest of the world to preserve their views, VOICE ME { leave your message } !!!!




You know what was the biggest change ever happened to Bombay after all this events,

Its name changed from BOMBAY to MUMBAI!!!



* Seventeen years after he fled from the country, Feroze Khan a key accused in the 1993 Mumbai Serial Bomb-blast case, has been arrested by city police  from a village in Navi Mumbai.

** I am highly thankfull to all the people who have shared there vioces :- Mahesh, Jayammal (San Diego, CA, USA), R.Vijaykumar, Amit Changrani, Raja, Niki, Anil, Vivek Nazare, Nawneet Kishore, Dipanshu Mansingka , Harmeet Bhullar , Arthi shivakumar & Raj Khandelwal.

***  Thanks to

****  The above data regarding bomb-blast has been taken from , SATP :- South Asian Terminal Portal, it Creates the database and analytic context for research and analysis of all extremist movements in the region.



It was just an usual day for engineers like us. We aren’t much concerned about the outwardly world i.e whts going in the world??, much of our time is engrossed in studies and other college activity.That day, I have completed my breakfast half-an hour before the schedule class time and thought of spending my time reading newspaper.Took up, Times of India and SHOCK ” Pune Bomb Blast” on the frontpage, oh my god, where -> German bakery, how many people were killed -> 9 and 50 injured, when ->6.52 pm (13th feb, 2010), who ->suspecting IM, I thought…., let it be, this are the same old thing we are acquainted with Jaipur serial blast (13/5/08), Ahemdabad blast (26/7/08) ,Delhi blast (13/9/08),Mumbai attack (26/9/08),it feels as if that our country is placed over a large bomb which can explode any where any time…..leave it. I moved on and started to read some exciting news related to gadgets BUT further an article stopped me, make me really think and filled up my heart with emotions, just wanna share this feeling.

The death of three young person Anindyee Dhar, Ankik Dhar and Shilpa Goenka.

According to my reinterpretation and re-carnation of the whole scenario, it must have been a very cool, casual and delightful days for the three of them, as they were meeting for there last party on the eve of valentine’ day. They were leaving for Kolkata ( home town ) on the very next day for vacation, were the Dhar family eagerly waiting for them to arrive.In the German bakery, they must have been sited on the round table with a cup of coffee in there hand, with baked bread, smile in there face, must have been taking about there future plans and remembering the happy beautiful days of there life.KOOL, mast Zindagii……..

Suddenly, a BOMB ripped off, what remains??….silence and smoke, blood soaked bodies, broken table, crying injured person, walls collapsed, roof blown into bits, electric poles twisted out of shape and the rattle that rocked the nation and window pane of the nearby houses.CAUSE :- a red haver-sick left under a table explodes, leaving a 6*4 feet hole in the wall (impact).

KOLKATA, back in home, a pleasant evening, a cup of tea in hand, mom cooking special dish for there children as she is going to meet them after so many years.

I fear, I just wanna stop here and say

” Maa, paa I love you more than anything else in this world and I miss you so much that it is beyond expressions. I always wanted to let you know how much I care for you but always thought that I have plenty of time to express my feelings but I don’t know why, today, I feel, I feel I was wrong”.

Switching on T.V to news channel, tea cup slip out of there hand and the world came to standstill when they saw the name of there children being announced as the one killed in the blast.Wait !!!, slow down the time,think, what must have been in the mind of there maa and paa.Let me take you to a statement given by one of there relative, “As long as the names were being given in news reports, we were hopeful that it could be wrong.We prayed they had got it wrong. But when they started showing photographs, we collapsed.Everything comes to an end”.

“They were such lovely kids.Their father always insisted on studies and physical fitness”.

They left for the airport around 5 am on the very next day, from the slat lake co-operative housing, to cremate there children who are never going to come back.NEVER.

Now,I dont know why I am writing this.what speacial do I have wriiten can make any change in my, yours or the Dhar’s life.All the whole day only one one question runs on my mind “right now, what is in the mind of there maa and paa, what must….Why am I feeling so uneasy from inside, why I couldn’t concentrate in the class, is it because they(pals killed) were of my age and were leaving there life as we do.Do I also have to pay for my innocence they way the pal did?.Why I was born to die in a bomblast?.Why the government isn’t doing anything to stop it. Why they want to kill us, what have we done….what was my fault..WHY WHY WHY WHY……….Is there anyone who can give me the answer of my why, so that I can take a fearless deep sleep to unburden my mind with irrelevent queries(according to this practical world).Do I am being over-emotional, cause I fear that my family who is one thousand six hundred and ninety five kilometer away from me, will see me again or not.Orelse I will just forget it after few days the way we always do????

Wanna dedicate some line for them….

Who am I?

Who I am?

I am ,

I am someone’s child,

I am someone’s love,

I am someone’s friend,

I am god’s gift,

I am, I am

I am life,

So who gave you the right to decide, how much should I live.

Who am I ?