Who Am I…

“Life is difficult for those whose are not in control of their life,

however, those who ceaselessly strive and keep their mind & action under self-control,

Peaceful and content life can be easily attained, through practice & conviction.” 

“asanshyam mahabahu mano dunigraham chalam,

abhyaasen tu kauntey vairagyen cha greehyate”

Bhagavad Gita (6.35)

This is my favorite quote from #Bhagavad #Gita. It would be naive to label it as a religious scripture for Hindus. I believe, Bhagavad Gita represent the philosophy of People living for centuries  in this land stretching from Himalayas in the North to the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea down South. The borders in East and West kept changing over the centuries, once it stretched from Burma in the east till Afghanistan in the West. Its the cradle of some of the most ancient civilizations of the world, and the most interesting part is that it is still surviving, though most great civilizations of the world have long been forgotten.

I live for books, the day I’d stop reading would be the day I’d stop living.  They guide me to live a happy & contented life, keep focus on big picture, keep walking in this journey of life purposefully, steadily towards the final destination.  I am so fortunate to have people around me, who share my passion for books.  My other passions include  Music, Movies, Technology and Bikes.

My profession is to try and make  sense out of observations & interaction with people, market, economy, socio-political scenarios, government policies. So it really helps that I got to do for a living what I truly love and enjoy – Digging into the ocean of data in search of those illusive pearls of wisdom.

Life is all about family and friends – and they overlap – there are family members who are my best friends and friends who are like family members. Abha, my better half is also my best friend. Amar and Dilip, my best friends from school time are more like brothers. Most precious time for me is the one that I get to spend with our  two ultra sensitive kids Kabir & Meera. Kabir got his name stamped all over our Heart  heart  even before he was born and Meera has my heart wrapped around her little fingers from the day she came on this planet.  We are trying to be cool parents – not the overprotective, overzealous, nosy, nagging one’s. Meera and Kabir have a life of their own, and they should be whatever they want to be. We just hope to live our childhood once again along with them. This is the most beautiful phase of seeing the kids grow day-by-day…

Life is a challenge in the world that we live in, it can become even more difficult at times based on the geography and its socio-economic-political scenario. One needs to be either a Saint or completely intellectually challenged to remain isolated from whatever is happening all around. While Bhagavad Gita and similar scriptures offers one path of living a totally enlightened life, the other extreme alternative is from one of my favorite book and the character of Prince Myshkin from Dostoevsky‘s classic The IdiotThe fact of the matter is this world doesn’t allow even the innocents to their live life innocently. I consider myself to be closer to Prince Myshkin, but seeking knowledge from everyone & everything continuously, to avoid ending up like him in a asylum.  I would like to believe that I know my goal &  I know the path that I need to take to reach that goal.

Hope to continue the walk on this path with the head held high, a book in my hand and a song in the heart…

Family@Thal

 

41 thoughts on “Who Am I…

  1. Hi. Mr Bhuwan

    My name is Rajender and i am currently working with Mahindra Tractors and i am interested to know

    in which field you are working.

    Regards

    Rajender Singh

    • Hi Rajender,

      Thanks for the mail.
      I am working with Escorts (Tractor division). I’m heading the Market Research / Market Intelligence department & based at Faridabad.

      Regards,

      Bhuwan

  2. Dear Sir,

    I am currently preparing a report on tractor industry and am a student so can you please let me know how where could I get the information.

    With Warm Regards,

    Aditya K

  3. Dear Sir

    At present at the end of study of master’s degree instrumentation science of the communication and the information option marketing in scientific instrumentation; I shall like having the opportunity of realized a professional internship for sharing of experienceand one exchange human.

    With a robust technological and scientific training; my teachings in master’s degree are mainly centred on the scientific instrumentation, the management and the project management. The option followed in master’s degree strengthens my capacities in marketing in of Sales force and in marketing what offers me a robust double skill .

    Of sociable, dynamic and persevering nature I make rigorous proof, of organization and precision in the urgency. My capacity to manage the stress as an energy is positive and mobilisante is also one of my key points.
    My wish is to invest me on a post for which rigor, capacity of organization and flexibility are the fundamental assets . I chose to work in the industrial, technological and scientific marketing of product which implies versatility and especially ease on the project management of the idea in the production until ‘ in the marketing.

    My commitment for the food sovereignty of Africa and my taste of the mechanization make that I plan to make an internship in a country in height agricultural growth which will allow me to strengthen my knowledge in agricultural equipment and the agronomy generally and to put in your service(department) my qualities of autonomy and dynamism.

    Looking forward to a continuation favorable to my request, please find this joined contacted, my curriculum vitae.

    Very cordially

  4. I love the title of your blog and what you’re doing here. Time for me to pull out my own copy of the Bhagavad Gita. Also, I can tell you are a wonderful dad. 🙂

  5. Thank you for visiting my blog. I’m truly honored. I just saw the photo of you, and your family… beautiful, special. I would have ‘Liked’ reading again here, but, I see I’d already done it in the past… when I ‘wasn’t myself’. Grief has a way of numbing one’s memory, making a person forget …until they remember … again. I go through it all the time… I forget until I remember again. I know it sounds strange. I’m glad I saw your special family photo… it touched my very heart. Gloria/Granny Gee

    https://grannyscolorful.wordpress.com

    My primary blog, if you’d like to visit, is: happycolorsandgrannygee.blogspot.com

  6. What a beautiful family! My thanks come to you here on your own blog site for visiting mine, for liking one of my posts, for your poetic comment but also for the “follow”. I look forward to reading your words. All the best, in the meantime, in your reading and writing endeavors.

  7. Love of books and family, along with being a seeker of truth and wisdom rather than simply knowledge – it would seem that we have much in common, even though continents apart. Blessings…

    • Thank you 🙂 yes there are more than 7 billions of us right now on this planet, each one of us is unique, but there are lots of things in common too. I guess if we stop looking for the differences, we would be able to see much more in common.

  8. I ask you.
    About my blog “ New fables of Aesop6:an island in which human lived “.
    Why did the disastrous result happen?
    If there are preventable means, what do you think to it?

  9. Dear Bhuwanchand,

    Have been reading your posts for a while now, enjoying them and being inspired by them to keep writing ( how do you manage to write so much so regularly ?)!…but only now did I happen to see this page about you.

    It’s wonderful to read about you and your family. Your kids have my favourite names ! and I loved the bit about you trying to be cool parents. Gosh we struggle each day with it and just hope we somehow get it right.

    Thank you for writing..

    Anuradha

  10. Hi Bhuwan,
    Just wanted to stop by and say thank you very much for being involved in The Paperbook Collective this year. It has been a pleasure to publish your book quotes as well as your ongoing ‘Catch 22’ series. Thanks for being involved!
    Cheers,
    Jayde.

  11. I read the Bhagavad Gita as a senior in high school, as it was required reading for us. I thought it was so beautiful and so profound … and so interesting that I walked around the house reading it to my mother. Needless to say, I remained Church of England (Episcopalian in the States), but it remains with me still … a moment of real profundity in my life. I like your blog, which is worth very much, and I am happy to follow it ! If you are comfortable with gay people, then please have a look at my blog. I am a writer and translator (French/English) and my dream is to go to Pondicherrry. All the best, Mark

    • Thanks so much Mark. I hope you are able to visit Pondicherry soon, its beautiful, We’ve also been planing a family trip to Pondicherry as kids have not seen the southern part of India so far.. my Uncle (who has french citizenship) is from Pondicherry and loves the place so much that he spends half his time there…

  12. Hi there. Glad I found this blog. You have built a very impressive site! I blog on everything from politics to film review. Would be lovely if you can follow back. Thank you!

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