Thursday, September 05, 2013

Teachers' Day and CM's message

As a known fact, this blog is slow with posts and almost the Social Networking sites have taken over - Facebook, Twitter and G+ alongwith the newly made web portal

5th September and it's Teachers' Day - CM honoured the best teachers on the occassion and shared his thoughts on teaching. He mentioned that we are now in the era of learning and we must think of ways through which we can make our children learn more. Learning is more important than the strength of teaching. He felt that there is no age limit to learning and said, it is important that if every teacher aspire to learn, students are sure to excel. 

I agree. In the age of technology, the time is here that teachers get on board to go tech savvy. What is more important is 'Reading' - Tell me, do teachers read? Oh really they do? Where is the time, ask me and I have found this answer from many. A well read teacher can teach and a well informed teacher can help children learn as well as sharpen his/her own teaching skills.

Our Education system needs to be revamped - Isn't it Mr. CM ? Follow the speech and CM interaction with children on

Also follow Teacher contributions and other pages on Kidsfreesouls :

- ilaxi

Hopeful to restart blogging here - Stay connected :-) 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Google Search - Bad tactics !

Getting back normally to blogging is a tougher choice back here but nevertheless, the full stop needs to restart.

Randomly surfing, it always is a Google Search issue and they either put you in top or just pick up and decide to mention 'Your site is harmful' harnessing the reputation of the websites. But, I wonder how come their very own Blogger blogs get this warning !!! Image problems and the inject of malware - But, in blogger Blogs? Another thing I noticed is that the Google Search's 'Safe browsing Diagnostic page mentions confusion in their own report - Says, 'Suspicious 3 times in past 90 days' and below it mentions,

Has this site hosted malware?
No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.
If you click to - the Safe browsing Diagnostic Page leads you to ! Are they promoting One wonders.....Is this kind of Advisory provided by Google?

Ultimate is that - finally, one has to sort for Web Developers only - Such Google notices only irk the concentration on writing and especially when journalists write, design, manage, maintain, market and promote their own sites. Google Search only harness the reputation of website owners ! And even, harness the reputation of their very own Blogger !

Anyways, watch out for new to launch soon. So will Sambaav Metro have a new look soon enough.

- ilaxi 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

CM Narendra Modi wins Hattrick - set records for third term in Gujarat to serve Maru Gujarat, Apnu Gujarat.

Yes, CM Narendra Modi wins Hattrick - set records for third term in Gujarat to serve Maru Gujarat, Apnu Gujarat. For  +Narendra Modi - the visionary who is the most determined, dedicated and devoted, the win had to be exceptional and it did with over 86,000 + votes.

The reason is the march ahead with the mantra of Vikas - Development journey that changes the face of Gujarat. The love and trust which won the hearts of citizens and he's been a darling of the Urban, Middle class and even the muslims who see their growth in Gujarat. It is 'Unstoppable Development, Unstoppable Gujarat' with the unwavering belief of the six crore Gujaratis who stand by the Leader.

As I witness the historic moments, the debate now focus on 'Dilse Modi, Phirse Modi' for the next 2014 PM Candidate as he posted a tweet saying "No need of looking behind...FORWARD...We want infinite energy, infinite courage, infinite patience.." with the Vivekanandji Quote and taking blessing from his mom and heading to meet the Keshubapa !

Well, well, there goes quote of CM, "Secularism is a term interpreted in many different ways by different people. For me, it has always been something very simple - putting India First." And, the truth is in the fact that +Narendra Modi believe in People Power which combines with good governance to bring real, deep and lasting change. This itself of togetherness - unity will reach Gujarat to higher grounds and I am indeed sure, CM will further script history as he set records to be the Leader of the Nation.

Visit CM's website and watch for more to come. Also keep an eye on Government State Portal. 

- ilaxi patel

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Narendra Modi G+ Hangout

CM Narendra Modi's G+ Hangout - Anchored by Actor Ajay Devgan - Watch the Hangout.  

Engaging, informative and straight from the heart Google+ Hangout session held with Shri Narendra Modi. Questions came not only from India but also from the world. Noted actor Ajay Devgn anchored the session. 

Shri Modi opens up on a variety of issues ranging from black money, Gujarat’s growth, and skill development to the gender ratio in Gujarat. 

Shri Modi shares insights and anecdotes on his favourite food, the number of hours he sleeps and even the iconic Modi Kurta! 

Whatever I said today I said from the heart. Together we must rise and work in service of Ma Bharti: Shri Modi 

I hold very different views on the issue of brain drain. I believe in philosophy of Bahu Ratna Vasundhara: Shri Modi 

Lets create an environment of development. I believe in P2G2- pro people good governance: Shri Modi I want an India where the entire USA comes seeks a visa to visit our country: Shri Modi 

I never wish ill of anyone. Criticism is welcome in any democracy but it cannot be allegations: Shri Modi For the sake of India’s growth we need to bring back black money: Shri Modi 

All three sectors of the economy must grow at an equal pace for the nation to develop: Shri Modi 

A Government must be close to the people. Governments cannot sit and reign from ivory towers: Shri Modi International experts say it takes 7 years to get an area back on track after an earthquake but we got Kutch running in 3 years and today it is one of the most developed districts in India: Shri Modi

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Poster War and CM !

Poster War and our CM Narendra Modi pose a threat of being defamed. Parts of Rajkot town show him in the company of Bollywood's wicked matriarchs and vamps! He is featured 'Dangerous than Shashikala and Lalita Pawar! Earlier anti-Modi and pro-Sanjay Joshi posters had appeared in several places in Gujarat and Delhi which were critical of Modi's way of working. 

Someone did comment that CM is lately fond of meeting Bollywood Heroes and no wonder, Heroines would queue up to meet him at Gandhinagar. No harm, I guess. I think, with the success of 'Kevi Rite Jaish' the latest Gujarati movie, more of the Bollywood actors are in good terms with CM - to mention a few like Amitabh Bacchan, Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Paresh Raval, Akshay Khanna, etc.  Vivek Oberoi's upcoming Sher (tentatively titled) will be shot in Porbandar. Buzz is that the climax of Arbaaz Khan's Dabangg 2 will be shot in Pawagadh, near Vadodara. A team from Akshay Kumar and Himesh Reshammiya's joint production has also visited Ahmedabad. 

Well, Gujarat is becoming a hot destination and I am sure, whoever wants the CM to be compared to the vamps are those who are jealous and want him to defame him and Gujarat. I think, they don't love Gujarat and the development but are anti government. 

Got a guest here, so may be more blogging continues here as I find more space - So, stay tuned.

- ilaxi 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Guest Column on

Kidsfreesouls is the Media where World's Experts Talk about - share their knowledge, thoughts, insights, tips and even share experiences. This platform is for all Experts who send their Guest Column on subjects related to Children, Parents and Teaching Profession.

You are welcome to send your Guest column piece. As I do not totally confirm to add your Article, you sure have a chance to try your writing capabilities, show your skills and be helpful to many a souls who would love to read what you write.

Kidsfreesouls is a destination to promote your writing - Talk about what you really know and concerned about. Talk it right here on Kidsfreesouls.

The Online newspaper Kidsfreesouls has all the past 'Freesouls' content (English Supplement in Sambhaav Newspaper  1998-2004) and is continuously being updated since then! 

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- ilaxi 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

At Swagat : Blog Making Preparations and How to Blog

Time flies and it's hardly a glance back to blog to routine. However, never too late for a beginning. So, here's your way Tips to "Blog Making Preparations and How to Blog' 

Kids enjoying Singing session with Una Paloma Blanca song

As I run Swagat Children Library, it aims to Improve Student Literacy and Creativity. Always a step ahead in Creative Activities, with Technology shaping up lives of Children with Social Networking on a rise, I have opted for Student Blogs to help children to use Social Networking sites like 'Facebook' in a constructive way. My approach is to encourage and inspire children for 'Any time, Any where Learning' and enable learning and assistance outside of Swagat Library hours.

Times have changed and we need to motivate our children to use Internet positively and with moms/teachers, explore to boost knowledge sharing platform.Swagat Children get a chance to display their work to +190 countries through Kidsfreesouls Global Network.

Here is a glimpse into Blog Preparations that I conduct for my students. I am sure, this will help many parents and teachers to help children for preparation to new generation computing on the web. Do give me your feedback, drop in your comment mails or ask a question and I shall be pleased to hear from you. You may even explore Swagat Children Library Page and visit Kids Blogs. Enjoy.

- ilaxi 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Getting into the Spirit of Peace, Harmony and Progress….Happy Diwali & Prosperous New Year

Getting into the Spirit of Peace, Harmony and Progress….Happy Diwali & Prosperous New Year

The spirit of celebration is the same every year. But this year, what has changed is the way now Gujaratis are celebrating the festival of lights with Sadbhavana. A way of simplicity - to live together in peace and harmony. Diwali has now become a joyous, multicultural observance in Gujarat, in which people of all religion - faith join in.

In that spirit, I invite you to light a ‘Sadbhavana’ Diya for this Diwali and spread our message of peace, harmony and progress with faith in your heart and love for Gujarat.

As we celebrate the triumph of ‘Good over Evil’, it all started as a way to celebrate Lord Rama’s return on vanquishing Ravana. And centuries later, it still gives us a reason to light up the darkness – Spreading sunshine into the lives of 6 crore Gujaratis and scattering the rays of hope to people of the nation. Gujarat, a hope for a better India, is a role model to other states, reaching crescendo with its development journey.

Gujarat leads to a bright future with every citizen joyfully celebrating the festival with spiritual fervor. These spiritual qualities over-ride the basic instincts, intellect and ego. The light of the soul can transform baser qualities of greed, distrust and hatred into selfless giving, trust and helpfulness. It inspires us to be consistent in our efforts to progress on the path of truth to enlighten and illuminate the lives of people of Gujarat. And, it has revealed to us our true ‘Identity’ as enriched souls, living and growing in the great school of earthly experience. It’s the time to shrug off hate, anger and bitterness. It’s the time to illuminate the diyas to flicker the flame of Progress.

It is a timeless civilization with an eternal quest for the light of Knowledge which is embodied in our spiritual texts. As Rig Veda quotes:

Asato Maa,
sad gamaya
Tamaso Maa,
Jyotir Gamaya
Mrityor Maa,
Amritam Gamaya
Aum Shanti Shanti Shanti…

We pray, God lead me by giving me knowledge (from the unreal to the real),

From darkness (of ignorance) to the light (of Knowledge), from death (limitation) to the immortality (liberation).

Ten years ago, we lived in darkness. Gujarat lived in a world terrorized by violence and deceit, corruption and cunning fundamentalism and atrocity. The years 1986-85 are unforgettable and resound in painful grief. The government endeavored to exorcise the ghosts of the past and forge in a new world of understanding, hope, love, brotherhood, harmony and peace. As far as we experience, there has been no kind of violence or curfew, no communal unrest as we live in peace in Guajrat.

The Literacy ratio gets higher in Gujarat. The Literacy rate in Gujarat has seen upward trend and is currently 79.31% as per the 2011 Population census. Of that, Male literacy stands at 87.23% while Female literacy is at 70.73%. And, credits go to the efforts of CM alongwith all his officers striving to spread literacy.

Our traditional oil lamp which still serves as the primary source of illumination in many parts of Gujarat, also informs of something about India’s huge and growing power deficit. While India had ‘power poverty’, it’s leaders opened the doors to commerce in nuclear energy! Gujarat is focused for ‘Green Energy, Clean Energy’ with the First in Asia trendsetter ‘Department for Climate Change.’ And, adopts the strategy to become global hub for renewable energy, which could be synonymous with climate justice for the generation next.

Urban development had remained a neglected sector in India and lacked a direction and political will. But, in Gujarat, initiatives like Jyotigram Yojna for 24x7 hours uninterrupted power supply in all the 18,000-odd villages and broadband connectivity to village panchayats in the State have succeeded in reducing the rural-urban gap and check rural exodus towns by 33 per cent. The light is illuminated in the life of people of ‘Rurban’ Gujarat with new plans and strategy. Jyoti Gram Yojna has changed the socio-economic conditions of Gujarat, creating a mass awareness too.

The flickering flame of Sadbhavana speaks of the initiatives for farmers who are known to be are known to be progressive and pragmatic in Gujarat. The unique Initiative of the Krishi Mela Mohatsav have brought tremendous change - Jal Kranti, leading to Gujarat providing Shwet Kranti (White revolution) to the nation and now, Harit Kranti (Green Revolution). Team of experts, researchers, scientists, Agriculture officers and Ministers interact and provide information and counselling on soil health, organic farming, technology and inputs, irrigation, etc., besides infusing a new spirit of change and mass mobilisation. More than 93,000 farmers in Gujarat have adopted drip irrigation for their total 1.51 lakh hectare land..The figures keep rising as Drip Irrigation system and inter-linking of 21 rivers of the state for conservation of water has made it possible for record crops and Sugarcane cultivation in the state. Gujarat has created history in water conservation, by launching a drive for blue revolution, constructing number of check-dams, boribunds, village ponds, khet talavadis and implementing water harvesting apart from Water shed development programs for increase in healthy living lifestyles with better income, education and resources.

World's Largest Irrigation Network, the pace of implementation of the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Project with the dam height raised to 121.9 metres (from 90 metres five years ago) makes the waters of the Narmada flow all across the state through canals and water transmission lines. The project has immense contribution towards irrigation, hydropower and drinking water supply. It’s Bringing Smiles to Faces with Water Harvesting – Conserving Water for Tomorrow. In order to economize the use of Water, Gujarat has speeded up the promotion, awareness and application of micro-irrigation techniques such as Drip and Sprinkler Irrigation. Also, Innovative water solutions like desalination, recycling treatment, water purification, water saving, water security and water management play a key role in Water Harvesting in Gujarat.

The diya of Gyan (Knowledge) with Vision Gujarat aims aims for transformation of State into a globally recognized knowledge society and for this, proposed shelf of projects lay outlined for creation of specific Institutions in growth sectors such as Aviation University, Retail Management University, Maritime University etc and creating COE (Center of Excellence) across the state for Governance, Biotechnology, Textiles Research, Chemical Research, Nanotechnology, Agriculture, Earthquake Engineering Research, Architect and Design, Urban development, water, cleaner technology, space research and Tourism. ‘Smart goals with future vision’ and ‘Education for all’ is the mantra.

Bringing joy with literacy and education, The Campaign for ‘Education for All’ is implemented with major Literacy initiatives like ‘Kanya Kelavani, Shala Praveshotsav, Gunotsav and Vanche Gujarat.

The Sadbhavana soul stirs to flicker the flame to spread rays of hope amidst all imperfections that negative minds showcase. Gujarat is a shining beacon of democracy and development in a troubled country and is a force for good in an unstable world. Gujarat is committed to Enhancing Security - Physical, Social, Economic to it’s 6 crore people and further is concerned for the future of India’s Generation x. Gujarat is ready to safeguard the lamp from ill winds that blow and no force can harness the determination to surge ahead with people of Gujarat to spread Peace, harmony and Progress.

Thus, focused on the diyas of Gyan Shakti, Jal Shakti, Urja Shakti, Jan Shakti and Raksha Shakti – Gujarat has forged its own steady path along the roads of success this past decade. This ‘Panchshakti’ programs identify the key driving forces of the state’s economy and progress.

Just remember, Light is a symbolic of the purity of agni or fire that is essential in our progress towards attaining to enlightment and the need of the hour is, by opening our mind, we let in fresh wisdom, thereby expanding our horizons and broadening our vision.

To conclude, I think if all of us - the 6 crore people of Gujarat is hopeful of an emerging power to a glittering future Gujarat from a glorius past. 60 million dreams inspired the Government to cross various development milestones and every member of the administration irrespective of their ranking have unitedly accomplished the incredible success of the State. And now, we await to see our dreams come true in the future – what really the people need is – Peace and political stability. What really the people need is Development. What really the people need is comfort living, sustained life and no poverty issues. Much more…and all will join me ‘Yes, we want no corruption, no price rise and no violence’

Light the lamp of Love and let love radiate fragrance of peace and harmony.

Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat

- ilaxi patel

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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Visit Shabdpreet

I am speechless with grief - Bhupatdada is no more ! May his soul rest in peace - RIP

It was last night I realized what Life is all about. I hoped that he would open his eyes and smile with a gesture waving his hand asking me 'Do you still write?' and show me his books from the Library cupboard.

No more can I write but draw my readers to 'Shabdpreet' - Bhupatdada's Blog that I started some years ago and he inquisitely use to ask me which article I put there! Follow Shabdpreet here.

- ilaxi

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Happy Navratri 2011 - time flies...

Time flies, leaving no room for personal spaces. In comes a lot of responsibilities that divert our attention to social and business life - And, maybe this can be an excuse for not stepping on this Blogging floor.

So many events passed by but the most exciting was 'Sadbhavana' Mission and I am sure, you must have traced the Sadbhavana footprints on CM Narendra Modi's Website. It says all! And, so do State Portal focus on the latest news that go with the State happennings.

Well, like every year, the Navratri festival is in full swing in town. What is so interesting is the GMDC - University Ground that is visited by thousands of people to catch a glimpse of the 'Sant Nagari' and 'Tourism pavilion' with the rich mucis and traditional garba dance at the venue. If you love Navratri, this is a Must Visit place and if you not seen this, you are not a Gujarati!

This reminds me, are you a Patel? Well, frankly speaking, I am. The Kadva Patidar Parivar Trust and Kadva Patidar Parivar Mahila Vikas is celebrating it's 25th Silver Jubilee Garba Mahotsav - 'Aso ni Ajwari Raat' (આસોની અજવાળી રાત) on 9th October, 2011 at D K Patel Hall in Ahmedabad. Talented Singers 'Dhruvish Rohit Shah and Hetal Raval alongwith their orchestra will enthrall the patel community. The event is sponsored by Mr. Yogendra Sarkar and Mr. Dilip Sarkar of Ambalal Somnath Sarkar Jewellers, C. A. Patel & company and Nilaben J patel. Special Aarti is organized at the venue for which any Patel can take the opportunity to perform aarti but yes, it comes with a donation prize!

Patel entries limited and so, this calls for Patel Unity. So, if you are a Kadva Patel, go for the passes now and it cost too nominal - You can always contact Kalaben Amin, President or Shobhaben Patel, Vice President of Kadva Patidar Parivar Mahila Vikas. Kalaben can be contacted on her no. 66316595 - you can even visit her website

Stay tuned. Hopefully, keep on the postings of what's going on in Gujarat - Ugh, afterall, so much going on that one can't keep the pace!

- ilaxi

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Youth and Government - My speech-Presentation at CIIE-IIMA

On May 14, 2011, I got the opportunity to address Youth at CIIE-IIMA.

The topic of my Speech and Presentation were on 'Youth and Government - Paving a new path for India.' Follow the Presentation for a brief glance on feeling the 'Pulse' of the Youth and indepth findings. As an alert and an aware citizen, it is our prime responsibility to possibly work in areas where we can encourage Youth initiatives, innovation and entrepreneurship. As a result, some of my researched work highlights Government Policies and Sectors which held potential for plunge into business and keep a close watch on happennings in business world.

A call to the Youth focus on points to 'Get charged, Bring change' at a time when Anna Hazare fights for Corruption and the need of the hour arises for a Young Anna Hazare as the future of India is Youth.

While I explore and research my various fields of interest, you may log to Gujarat Government Portal to find more on Gujarat and find supportive links that speaks of its growth and also log to Hon'ble CM Narendra Modi's website which remains updated ever.

- ilaxi patel

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Best is yet to come! Recipe from my kitchen

Missed on the Swarnim celebrations this year! Well, its a busy enjoying life amidst the thick and thin and so, thought of just sharing a Recipe, a 2005 post:

Here's a Recipe...Straight from the "Chef" Blossomsmile's (ilaxi's) Kitchen!

- Make the Best of Everything!

Preparation-Preliminary - A fluffy white cloud can adorn a clear sky
with splendour or can clutter up your vision of the blue expanse. Again, a
grey cloud can cause you to get wet and irritate you, or it can make
earth refreshingly cool. Your choice defines what is best.


- Make light of failure
- Avoid pessimists and fault finders
- Count your blessings
- Enjoy Life
- A vision of heaven

Method: Make failure an incentive to strive to do better.

Offer a deaf ear and blind eye to those who will not acknowledge the
cloud with a silver lining.

Remember a person without shoes is better off than one without feet.

Take time and pleasure in all you do even if it is eating a bread without
butter for breakfast.

Derive hope from saying, The Best is yet to come!

And yes, Best of friends too, yet to find, 'tis they come from heaven to spread peace and joy on earth. Tis a cup of love blend with faith, trust and all that is rosy and gold. Garnish your life with all the rich flavours of love to relish the taste for a life time!!!

- ilaxi

Monday, April 04, 2011

Patel Power - Unity

Women has the power within. And a very good example is 'Kadva Patidar Parivar Mahila Vikas' - Those who awarded me 'Outstanding Journalist Award' - (for achievement in Kadva Patel community) some years ago! After a successful merge of Kadva and Leuva Patels, the Women's wing are now joining hands together as all Kadva and Leuva communities merge together with 'Lav Kush Patidar Mahila Sammelan' organized on 10th April 2011, Sunday, 8.30 a.m. at Open Grounds near Vardan tower, Pragatinagar, Naranpura, Ahmedabad. 13.

The Luv Kush Sammelan function will be graced by Shri shri ma Anantanandtirthji who will light the lamp and also be awarded for outstanding social work. Also present will be Shri Jai ambe Chundiwala Mataji (Gabbar ambaji). Kadva and Leuva patel (like Luv and Kush) will focus on message for women with book reading of "Nari Chetna' by Jigisha Kamalbhai Patel, Principal of Mirambica School. Awards will also be given to Nitaben Narhari Amin, Vice Prsident Hiramani School and Hiramani Sandhyajivan Kutir. Also Award to be given to Sangitaben Ramubhai Patel who runs a Marraige Bureau and into social service.

Kalaben has been a source of Inspiration to many women and she efficiently manages the Kadva Patidar Parivar Mahila Trust women's wing as President of the wing. She is active into social work and manages her own business - Kaneesha Boutique. So, if you are a Kadva or Leuva Patel or know any Patel women, rush to Luv Kush Sammelan - Patel women are unitedly creating waves in every field and shining on top.

- ilaxi

Sunday, March 20, 2011

How can India develop in next decade - Watch CM speak

How Can India develop in the next decade? Watch CM Narendra Modi speak at India Today Conclave 2011 on 17th March:

A man with a vision - He can do it - Gujarat can be a role model for development in India. A person who can be a PM and we'll love to see him there...


Friday, March 18, 2011

'How can India develop in the next decade?" Share your thoughts...

Remember the quote "Don't ask what the nation can do, Think what you can do for the nation" - This is exactly what our CM Narendra Modi can reflect in his speeches that we all so do admire!

18th March and India Today Conclave 2011 begins with the Changing Balance of Power. India Today Conclave will bring together, the best minds in politics, finance and business, military, technology, academia, and the arts, from around the globe to examine the new world. Our CM Narendra Modi will give his Keynote address today, 18th March at 14.30-15.15 on 'How can India develop in the next decade?" at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi. You can view the same live on CM's website and visit India Today Conclave page - Ask questions too!

A partner in progress for Development of Gujarat, CM is also focused on development of India with a vision to present a roadmap for India.

Can Gujarat become the development model for India?

Can it show India the way of growth and prosperity with its committed investment in infrastructure?

Will India's political mindset change to make Gujarat's demonstrated method of inclusive development the primary agenda of governance?

The session chairperson is Ajay kumar, Executive Producer, Aaj-Tak and as Editorial Director of India Today, Mr. M J Akbar will head the session Session with The Inaugural Gala Dinner Address - The New Middle-East: Challenges and Opportunities and American Decline: Myth and Reality.

Discuss this on CM's website or India Today. Stay tuned.

- ilaxi