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Friday, 29 May 2015

You're my dream~

I long to be as sweet,
As you are Dearest!
When your eyes,
Would peek into my eyes,
I would find comfort,
Of the greatest value.
I won't ever wish,
You to take off your eyes,
From looking at me.
I long to be as sweet,
As you are Dearest!

Your being is enormous,
Like a fire within of you.
The raging, the settling,
Disputes and difficulties,
Are all there hidden,
Within you, your heart.
Your wisdom adds jewels,
Your dreams cast love,
It's all in your mighty presence,
that I can feel this vibrance.
I just wish to be with you,
As long as the journey,
Let's us be together.
I wish to dream, see life,
long enough a distance,
with you, just you.
Oh, dearest! Don't leave,
my side,
you are my love,
my dreams to me!

Vaid 

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Thou Art Magnetic: Dear, summer season!










"Supreme songs of your interests do immerse my soul too, in the nectar of your soothing melodies. The manner your auspicious songs bloom my simple soul, I cherish and dance, with enchanting spirits of a wonderful morning.

I do sit upon, a branch of a well built mango tree, inhaling sound applause of the winds, that give my nostrils, fragrance of premature 'ambi's'(mangoes, in middle stages of growth). The rustle of the leaves, leave upon my so called simple being, an ushering of heavenly incarnation, whereby I start running in the fields, relishing the calibre of the nature, and overjoying to the threshold of my simple temptations"

~Gagandeep Singh Vaid

Photography by- Himanshu Duggal

http://gagansvaid.blogspot.in/2015/05/thou-art-magnetic-dear-summer-season.html

Monday, 18 May 2015

Who was guilty?



Since last few months, every morning, a drive to college makes me follow a road; a left turn towards Delhi's, Golf Links; a road called, Arch Bishop Macorius Marg! A traffic policeman, strictly stands on duty there; as many people coming from Khan Market nearby don't follow the red light on that particular road. He stops an auto but the auto walla doesn't stop. The traffic policeman follows him on his bike and catches hold of him and gets him a challan. I am particular of that road, because he's always there from morning till afternoon.

Yesterday, I saw him in the news, throwing a brick on a woman driver, it's a shame on his being a policeman. He was to protect, but he was the culprit.
The same evening, I hear that he is no longer a policeman, not even suspended; he got what he deserved, he lost his job. He's sent for 14 days in police custody(jail). The next morning, I read; he makes to the newspaper front page. All National Newspapers have a news on him.

Delhi CM, meets the woman with her family members. He tells her, that people who are corrupt should be punished, and he couldn't put an end to corruption himself, he needed everyone's cooperation. She's made a hero!

The case!
A video taken by another driver captures the policeman throwing the brick on the lady. It also shows the women abusing the policeman, whereas he's not abusing her. It shows that she throws the brick at first on him, he does unfortunately the same. Yes, he's the culprit; but what about the lady? Is she so sincere enough to be made a hero? With her spewing expletives, with her not paying the challan or with her breaking the red light, with not having original papers which the policeman sought, by breaking traffic rules of more than two people on the two wheeler?

Now, an audio recording from the policeman's phone tells, that he didn't ask for unfair money, he kept on asking her for her paper's or the challan amount, whereas she used foul language at him.

Due to this incident the policeman was beaten by people who surrounded him and the woman. His 27 years of police service stamped with corruption, the police officer who had caught a serial snatcher gang back in 1990's.

This is the democracy! No one speaks for rationality. In this case if he's a policeman on duty doing such an offence of throwing a brick on her, and if for that he can be sent to jail; why can't the woman be also given lessons, other than making her a hero for breaking the rules and her behaviour? Also, the policeman only asked for challan, he wasn't thirsty for any unfair means of money! His mistake and a big one, was of throwing the brick back at her.

-Gagandeep Singh Vaid


This post was shared on the page of The Logical Indian, and to reach that site; follow this link, https://www.facebook.com/logical.indian/photos/a.430765593719832.1073741828.426895610773497/717598198369902/?type=1
The policeman got bail from the Supreme Court the next day; after the article was published, and went viral on internet!
Thank you, The Logical Indian for this!

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Few songs of remembrance!

When you would go to the fields,
You would remember the songs,
In winters that we sang, hand in hand.

When the sun rays imbibed a lot of energy,
Wishes and hopes in our minds,
Yes, then we did think alike.
I had been deeply impressed,
By the wisdom of thine eyes, your smile, 
That made the sun kissed atmosphere,
Even more warmer.
It's about the day that I remember,
thine murmurs and the times that we spent,
Hand in hand, in the winter months.

------
Gagandeep Singh Vaid

Amazon at its best!


The brand advertisement which really striked me is, Amazon India's recent SUMMER SALE CAMPAIGN. Their hashtag #aurdikhao and#whatteydeal really intrigued me. This is for two reasons, the first one being the usage of a very catchy and also familiar name to Indians, as they go for shopping. This not only represents, the mindset of the customers, but also the people who are the target audience of Amazon in India. The second reason for me liking this campaign is because of its creativity and implementation of their respective idea. They have come up time and again with newer advertisements on television, and those have asked people to do certain tasks in a very politely and affectionately(like given them a task to download the Amazon application on their mobile sets, in order to avail additional discounts and offers). Needless to say, people had started enjoying the advertisements because of the relativism attached to them. People could relate to it, when random people from the crowd were shown dancing, using the dance steps of their own creation and frenzy. To me, it was a reflection of unity in diversity. (Also their objective to increase the SUMMER SALE ON 6-7-8th May). Interestingly, the advertisements were put all day on television, even in between the IPL-2015 matches. This itself guaranteed a greater number of audience to know about the summer sale at amazon.

After getting a lot of competition from the Indian websites like Flipkart and Snapdeal, in India amazon's name came after these two companies. To sustain in this competition, amazon had to come back strongly and that surely meant good marketing. Amazon's very idea of summer sale was different from the usual sales wherein Flipkart and Snapdeal participate.(That is, Diwali sale or sale on festivals). Also, amazon is a twenty-one year old company in this line of business whereas Snapdeal has entered into its fifth year, and Flipkart had entered in 2007 in the online selling scene.




This picture in itself says volumes and connects to the Indian customers. Also, few other tag lines have been shown on their website which bring laughter and make the customers happier. In a way, their faith in the company comes back with this relationship over internet with the customer that the company forms. These tag lines are, 'Arey isme aur variety hai kya?' , 'Show more colours in this pattern.', 'Jo saamne pada hai wahi de do.' These are real life lines and brought out artistically, with relevant pictures attached along.

This campaign wasn't only striking to me or the Indian customer and fan base of amazon but it showed its results after the 6-7-8th May'15 's sale volumes. So, it was well done! Amazon!




Links to the news of its success:
1.) http://www.financialexpress.com/article/industry/companies/amazons-great-indian-summer-sale-grabs-traffic/70414/

2.) http://www.financialexpress.com/article/industry/companies/amazons-summer-sale-surpasses-diwali-frenzy/70849/ 


Gagandeep Singh Vaid
for Artist Address 

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Love in the air~

I like to get ready,
To visit places;
To interact,
To laugh and giggle.
I like to be myself,
Fully.
When no one stops me,
Of what I like to be.
I like it,
When she tells me;
What all is right for me,
That I overlook.
I like it,
When people inspire me,
With their life stories,
Of dedication and honesty.
I like to look into her soul,
When she is bashful,
To look into my eyes,
Yet she giggles,
Making room for our love,
To prosper and be our guide.
I love it, when she talks,
Of the things she likes,
I like it, when I look within;
My soul and find the answers,
To my living.
I love life,
Thank God for every moment,
You give to live, to breathe.
Your lover,
Vaid

Photography by, Himanshu Duggal. Good Morning! :)


Photography by,
 Himanshu Duggal

Yes, this serenity; talks to me, 
says to me many a things.
That you love nature,
and that nature loves you,
let me tell you this.
I am looking at the wide garden,
I am longing for your presence,
dearest friend,
visit me sometime,
for I wish you to experience this,
beauty of nature too.

Good morning, have a nice day ahead!




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Thursday, 7 May 2015

In my dreamland~

That feeling that fulfils,
That feeling that submits.
Within my heart,
Penetrates the song,
With lyrics, of love and beyond.

My attention is sought,
In my books, in the pen,
With which I write my songs,
Description of my dreams.

Now, as I go further on,
To read the sentences of the poem,
In my exam that comes tomorrow,
A smile invades my cheekbones.

Love, love is all I breathe,
Jolly mood is what I read,
Over the sculptures,
Of my wishes, I prolong,
This walk that I lead on.

Bid me farewell for this night,
I go on reading what is bright,
For my senses to feel their shimmer,
and for my career to learn,
Some very good poetry!
Wish me, happy studying!


Gagandeep Singh Vaid

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Happiness, this journey of Artist Address!








Something, what I wanted to share,
Something, that made me smile,
Yeah, I know not, what was in this number,
Yet, was it capable enough to make me,
all the more cheerful and happy!

I know not,
what happiness like this,
means to me,
but it certainly made me remember,
all the times past I have had,
with this blog that I have maintained,
for five years now!

It gives me immense happiness,
to confess that, I believe half of these views,
have been made by me only.
Yet, the other half has been the love,
of my friends, who have given their time,
to this page by paying it a visit.

I don't know, if this page means anything,
to anyone else than me,
but to me, it's one of the greatest,
support system.
This I say because,
I know, when I am sad or when I am in glee,
I come here, to share;
all my sentimentality!

It is, as if, it's always here with me,
when even the people I called friends,
have parted, because that's the real life,
people have their own dreams, like me,
their own priorities, and there's
nothing wrong in that.
Still, there is a special feeling every night,
when I sleep! It is of the presence of this,
wonderful page of mine, this blog,
I have lived with for five years now.

Now, the term 'years' and the number, 'five',
appears to me of little value,
yet it's of great value,
because of this time that has passed,
that I have spent in the beautification,
of this page or blog that I call it,
I have recorded every emotion,
every feeling of mine over here.

That, every failure I faced till now,
has its reflections here, right here.
That, I can see back and read every post,
that I think was responsible for turning me,
into who I am today in my abilities,
in my lesser or more capabilities!
That, this bond, shall keep on forming,
till the time I have this blog with me.
If anyone would ever ask me,
what would be that one thing,
that I would like to keep with me forever,
then it would be 'you',
dearest page of mine!
Day by day, I have just fallen in love,
in love with you!
I can't thank you enough for being,
this special to me!
:) You define my presence,
my being~


With love
Gagandeep Singh Vaid

Her man.

She was confused,
afraid after
hearing him say,
what he said.

She wondered if
he was the same
person, that innocent
boy, her man.

Then why did he
force her into
loving him,
when every action
of hers he tried
to govern?

The next moment
he saw her,
and she had
understood through
his words;
that he was the
same person, her man.

He had said,
"I am glad
you didn't
give heed to my
commands;
you're an angel
and I am glad,
I have you in
my life.
This smile of yours,
has fulfilled my love,
your sweetness
has touched my soul.
'I love you', because
that's all I can."

Gagandeep Singh Vaid

Monday, 4 May 2015

A report on the Modi government!

Narendra Damodar Modi, had sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India on 26th May 2014. It’s been 11 months as he is in office, and in this time there have been a lot many oratory speeches which he has given all over the world. In addition to his foreign tours, he had also invited the President of the United States Of America, Mr. Barack Obama as the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations this year. Adding many firsts to his name; he reached to more and more people over the globe, to countries like Australia and Canada amongst others. Wherever he graced his presence, he became the centre of everyone’s attention. So much so, the US President, claimed him one of the most strongest figures in the world and it all added to India’s fame.



At the same time, within all the talks and pride that India felt with his oratory skills, somewhere he lacked the punch. Mr. Modi, didn’t seem to fulfill his promises that he made in his parties’ manifesto, that brought him the seat of the prime ministership of the largest democracy in the world. Starting with the promise to bring back the black money to India, he had said that every Indian would get 15 lakh rupees per head, if his political party won the Lok Sabha Elections. He failed straight in his promise, and now his government completes almost an year and no one talks of black money, to be brought back. A Special Investigation Team(S.I.T) was to be formed and the matter had to be reported by the 31st March 2015, but who knows the whereabouts of an S.I.T in this regard?  Moreover, adding to his blame; the political parties are accusing the Modi government for making policies for the benefit of the Corporate sector only. In a statement recorded by Arun Jaitley said, that ‘the middle class can take care of themselves’.

The Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley had previously claimed that his government would change the income tax slab to Rs. 5 lakhs from the present Rs.  2.5 lakhs. That didn't happen, but what happened was a huge reduction of Corporate tax. This shows straight, how the government is making policies in favour of the well to do class. In response to the debacle of the crops in Punjab due to massive hailstorm, the farmers have suffered huge losses but the government doesn’t appear to be doing much to saveguard the interests of the farmers. As, the ‘Make In India’ slogan is getting popular in India, the primary people concerned with the production of crops aren’t given much emphasis. Farmer suicides are still on the same track as before, as the farmers are unable to pay back the loans after they are stuck in the debt trap of the landloard and the moneylenders. Nothing seems to bring the ‘good days’, as the BJP led government gave hopes before the elections last year, to the common man. In the starting one had hopes, when the PM brought the policy of a bank account for all people in the country. In addition, the farmers were given Rs. 1 lakh, life insurance with the opening of a bank account, along with an overdraft facility upto Rs. 5,000. It was named the, Jan Dhan Yojana.
When one comes to the economic figures in the eight core industries which includes fertilizers industry, natural gas intustry, crude oil industry, etc. then the graph is declining. To look at the development of these sectors, the growth figures show 6.7% in November 2014, 2.4% in December, 1.8% in January, 1.4%  in February and -0.1% in March. The growth figure can be seen as decreasing at a rapid pace. This isn’t development, that can be easily understood through these facts and figures. The performance of Modi government does not show positive signs, in front of the big talks that its leaders are known for these days.

One can imagine that the problems are many in India, but to reform them the work needs to be done at the ground level which was seen missing in the last year. Mr. Modi should now concentrate on making lives easier for the farmers, before aiming for other things. For, the farmers who provide the crops should be taken care of, and not let alone in times of trouble. This government needs to cover up, those nooks and crannies which are untouched and are of great importance for the development of India, in the real sense of the word.

Gagandeep Singh Vaid

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Few recent works of art!

Wasn't her memory enough to you,
That you visited gardens and parks,
In the awakening of summer days,
Remembering her more and more?

In these summer days, I don't remember her alone,
It is our meeting that brings upon my face the smile,
The smile which is relieving me of all the fears,
She gives me the faith in my songs,
She tells me that she's there with me, in my walks.

It's not only a remembrance alone,
It's the meeting of the sunlight lovers.
Call it under the tree shade,
We look up to the grace and shine of the leaves and the trees.
We celebrate our existence, existence of our love, these fruits around us, beauty it is. 


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A wish, A dream~

He: Take all of me, my heart, my dreams as you leave this world.

Give me all your wishes, for I will bring them to light, to reality shall I compose them.

In doing so, I shall meet you again dearest love. In the completion of your wishes, shall sound my peace and satisfaction. It would be the togetherness of us, our bond shall be never broken. Please tell me your wishes.

She: My wishes, are naught any than to spend my last breathe with you dearest love. In doing so, I shall get everything I would ever wish of. Can you give me, 'you'? Your time and your dreams? I know I shall soon be distant, far; but who knows, even in that distance, I shall only fulfill your dreams. Maybe, there is still some life left in me, if I have your dreams with me. Maybe after death is another life in love of you. You're my heart, and you should be happy, to make me happy. So, don't be sad; don't cry. For, we have led our story of love, and it shall go on forever, ever strong. I love you and to love you is my only wish. I hope you understand.

He: Yeah, I do. I love you too, to the moon and back! Yes, our dreams and wishes are the same. Our togetherness is my only dream, my beloved!

......
Curtains 


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Freedom of dream~









































Gagandeep Singh Vaid

On college life!

We come as strangers to each other,
To embark upon friendships, that go on forever. 
We witness ourselves, in this mirror that college shows us,
In the faces of each other, we find our homes.
This dream, called 'college life', brings us,
Nearer to understand ourselves better,
In understanding this society,
For, what is good and what is bad for us,
We learn to make choices!
It is all here that we learn this,
In this college life.
So, let's celebrate these years of friendship,
togetherness and the bond we have shared along. :)

Gagandeep Singh Vaid

Saturday, 2 May 2015

On woods and the open skies

The sky is open,
The winds are free,
Thy sight dearest Sun,
Is so heavenly.
Dearest moon, thy lute,
Thine grace be so optimal;
When every appearance of the world,
Is as charming as a pearl,
In its simplicity and attitude,
I find my joys in the residual.
I look, I glare my eyes,
Well set upon the symmetric lyre's,
The winds, the blaze sighs,
The conversation of nature wires.
This glance is utmost essential,
This response is fulfilling, I swear.
The hidden patches of my intense,
Glow and find their meanings incense.
For what was unknown is now known,
The tryst to knowledge is likewise sown.
I go on writing, my heart out,
In this rhyming scale, I am found.
Life, oh dearest life whisper,
Thine sentimentality, thy wishes,
Shall one day fulfill if thou respect the nature,
Of thine own behaviour,
By respecting the existence,
Of the vivid creations,
Thou shall find company in thine cordial being,
The world would yet again glide,
Rise and entail a new flight,
Of affection, togetherness, that shall spring.

Gagandeep Singh Vaid