Sunday 31 December 2017

When I look at 2017 in Flashback while wishing HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018

Hello Friends!
I am aware that I have quite irregular in my blogging activities nowadays but let me assure that my passion towards blogging has not faded or please do not feel, I am not serious about the blogging. Well! The truth is I was very busy recently. However, I am going to redesign and reset my blog and website. The fresh look of my blog will be launched and the old blogposts will be updated soon. This blog was in flashlight just because of book reviews which I called as BookLysis! I didn’t even review too many books this year. 2017 is going to an end and the new year 2018 is on its way. Though I will share my resolutions for the new year soon; let me tell you how 2017 was for me.

I remember that I had spent my weekend of December 2016 in Pune and Solapur.
I was in Pune to participate in 23rd Akhil Bhartiya Navodit Marathi Sahitya Sammelan organized at Kunjirwadi. I recited there Manavta and Aayushya and I was I was honored by ‘Jagadguru Tukobarai Sahitya Gaurav Puraskar 2016’ and an another trophy for recitation of the poems. Several local newspapers published the news about my participation in the program. I met some friends who were part of my life via WhatsApp only. I must acknowledge vice president of ABMSP Mr. Rajkumar Kalbhor Sir for rewarding me Rs. 500 in cash after being heard my long poem Aayushya.

Whole world celebrates 31st December in bars or disco, but I had spent the last evening of 2016 devoting my gratitude’s in the most auspicious temple of Lord Vitthal aka Lord Pandurang at Pandharpur in Solapur district, located at central Maharashtra.

When 2016 turns into 2017, I was riding on a bike with Mr. Prasad Mohite on the streets of Solapur. I stayed at his room. Today, Prasad Mohite is the name who does not need any introduction, however still if you do not know him; let me inform you that he and his wife Mrs. Anu Tirnagri-Mohite are two of the most recognized young social workers in Solapur district and nearby area. They run Vanchitanchi Shala- A school for deprived students near police station in Solapur. What could be a better way to start a new year? I started my new year 2017, mingling with underprivileged children learning in ‘Vanchitanchi Shala. I can’t express my joy of such a brilliant start of my new year while watching those underprivileged kids learning happily. After some time, A Young Inspirators Network (YIN) team from Sakal Newspaper’s Solapur edition joined us and we distributed sweets, notebooks and pens to the students which were being donated by them. Actually, I wanted to share my whole experience in detail but I could not do that; however I will try to post a new blogpost about my particular experience in Marathi.

After a unique start of my new year I attended the Rajyastariya Shikshak Kavi Sammelan organized by Kavyapremi Shikshak Manch for which I was there in Solapur. I recited ‘Preyasila vinanti’ at the program and honored by Rajyastariya Kshitij Kavyapremi Shikshak Kavi Sanman 2017. I thank Mr. Ramdas Deshmukh Sir for making my trip possible for me.

After the program I went to Tuliapur and met my friend Navnath Kawde before worshipping in the Tulja Bhavani temple.

January 2017 was quite special for me. I was invited as one of the chief guests to deliver a speech and guide students in the presence of former MLA Hon. Mr. Ramratan Raut and sitting member of legislative assembly (MLA) Hon. Mr. Mr. Sanjay Puram for the inauguration ceremony of Annual Cultural Programs (gathering) at Smt. Soniyabai Dudhnaag Primary and Madhyamik Ashram Shala, Mhaisuli near Chichgarh in Deori tehsil in my district on dated 26th January 2017. Although I have an audio clip of my speech, I am looking forward to get my video clip and publish that on upcoming republic day of India. However you can listen my speech on Google Drive.

I also recited a poem Shetivar Kavita’ at 3rd Akhil Bhartiya Marathi Shetkari Sahitya Sammelan and honored by ‘Yugatma Sharad Joshi Shetkari Sahitya Sanman’ in Gadchiroli on 25th February 2017.  

I am one of the 13 recipients of 2ndRajaystariya Yuva Sahityik Prerna Puraskar 2017’ by Kala Sahitya, Sanskrutik Yuva Manch in association with ShabdaVidya in 2nd ShabdaVidya Sneha Sammelan on 22nd April 2017 in Patrakar Bhavan, Pune. I thank my friend  ‘Hrudaymanav’ Ashok Thokal for shortlisting my name and considering my work eligible for one of the 13 recipients of this prestigious award.

I recited Gazlee and Shetivar Kavita in Rajyastariya Kavyamahotsav organized at Akkalkot in Solapur district by Shikshak Kavi Manch and awarded by Vatvruksh Swami Samarth Kavya Puraskar 2017 on 12th May 2017.

My Marathi poem ‘Shivbache Bigul Wajwa’ and Hindi poem ‘Holi ka Tyohar’ got published in two different poetry anthologies titled Shiv Kavyasangraha (Collection of Marathi poems on Shivaji Maharaj) and Holi Ke Rang Sab Ke Sang by Kavyapremi Shikshak Manch in association with Ratnapriya Publication Solapur June 2017. I thank Mr. Bhausaheb Kolekar Sir and Mr. Deepak Sapkal Sir for shortlisting my poems for their anthologies. This year my English poem ‘I can’t live…’ got published in an international poetry anthology titled Feathers: The Hall of Poets by Hall of Poets which is available on and I thank to the editor Dr. Prerna Singla and entire editorial board for short-listing my poem and giving me an opportunity to get featured in an international anthology.

This year I got an opportunity to evaluate some literary competitions organized by several WhatsApp groups. Names of few are ‘Kon Hoil Sahitya Samrat? On ‘Shabdankur’ and Zatpat Prashnottare on ‘Kavyapremi Shikshak Manch’. I would like to thank Mrs. Pallavi Kolhapure-Patil ma’am and Mr. Sameer Bapat Sir for believing on my skills and giving me such a huge responsibility.

I was also featured in two online interviews i.e. ‘Dilkhulas Mulakhat’ by Sahitya Kavyagandh and ‘Online Sahityik Bhet’ by Shikshak Kavi Manch. I would like to thank Mr. Gajendra Dhavlapurikar Sir, Mr. Ramdas Deshmukh Sir and Mr. Anand Ghodke Sir for giving me such opportunities to be featured on their well-recognized WhatsApp groups. I also published few weekly articles on Kavyapremi Shikshak Manch for ‘Olakh Eka Sahityikachi’ Activity. I have also been appointed as the Gondia district’s President of ‘Kavyapremi Shikshak Manch’. We recited our poems (in a dialect Zadiboli) in an activity titled Kavyarajni by Kavyapremi Shikshak Manch.  

My name Rajesh D. Hajare was published along with some established book reviewers in the author’s note of the novel Her Last Wish by Ajay K Pandey (Author of bestselling novel You are the Best Wife). You can read my detailed review of You Are The Best Wife on my website and I will read Her Last Wish soon. My name was mentioned in also debutant author Ankit Kumar’s story book ‘A Trip To Maharashtra’ which I am reading nowadays. My few poems are published in other eBooks anthologies.

Although I have not published too many book reviews this year My last book review published in 2017 (i.e Finding Juliet-Can a Geek ever find Love by Toffee) is featured in a Vol II, Issue III (Jan, Feb and March 2017) of an international e-magazine Sanskruti International Multidisciplinary Research Journal (SIMRJ) on dated 31st March 2017.

This year my goal was to get any job. I was offered a job for the post of a content writer at a startup firm in Pune but I advertently missed an opportunity. I am glad to share with you that currently, I am working as an Assistant English Teacher at Abhinav Vidya Mandir School, Rondha in Salekasa Tehsil in my district.

I got an opportunity to experience the ‘Joy of Giving’ when we donated notebooks to the underprilliged suddnts of Anusuchit. Kachargarh Aadiwasi Aashram School Pipariya.

I had experienced wonderful moments on our school trip to Fun N Food, Nagpur. I will share the whole experience in detailed an in another post.

I am glad to share with you that I have purchased Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphone for myself and for my brother from my own salary. And the good news is I have updated my smartphone's operating system Nougat 7.1.2 into Android Oreo 8.0.0 today itself. Yes! There is no better experience than to purchase a gadget by spending yours’ salary. And Lastly I would like to share that I have obtained 101 marks in MAHA-TAIT Exam.

Before concluding, let me add one more thing that I participated in the Kavisammelan of Salekasa Mahotsav 2017 organised by Prerna Mitra Parivaar and recited a poem ‘Aai Mhanje…’ on yesterday 30th December 2017 (after finishing the first draft of this blogpost.

So, the last year 2017 was mix of opportunities to showcase talent in several fields like Literature, Poetry, Mentorship, Leading, Teaching, and Fun. I hope that you would have liked to know how 2017 was for me. Do let me know that how 2017 was for you in comments below. I will update my resolutions for 2018 soon… Till then Bye for now…!!!

Wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 (in advance)

-Rajesh D. Hajare (RDH)

Friday 1 December 2017

HIV-AIDS (एचआयव्ही - एड्स- Poem by Rajesh D. Hajare RDH)

HIV-AIDS (एचआयव्ही - एड्स )
- राजेश डी. हजारे 'आरडीएच'

World AIDS Day (1 December) (Source: Mid Day)(Poem by RDH)

१९५९ साली डेमोक्रेटिक रिपब्लिकन ऑफ कांगो  मधील 
किंशाशा मध्ये सापडला एचआयव्ही  चा पहिला रुग्ण 
सारा जग एड्स  च्या चिंतेने झाला होता मग्न
१९८६ साली सर्वप्रथम एड्स  ने पाय टाकले  भारतात
राज्यातले ३२ जिल्हे घेरले एड्स  ने एकट्या महाराष्ट्रात
१ डिसेंबर १९८८ रोजी लंडनमध्ये 
आरोग्य मंत्र्यांची बैठक झाली.
जागतिक आरोग्य संघटनेने १ डिसेंबर 
'जागतिक एड्स दिन' म्हणून घोषणा केली.
एचआयव्ही  म्हणजे- 
'ह्यूमन ईम्युनोडेफीशीएन्सी व्हायरस' 
जो आहे विषाणू
एड्स  म्हणजे- 
'एक्वायर्ड ईम्युनो डेफीशीएन्सी सिंड्रोम' 
जो एचआयव्ही  चा मेनू
एड्स  च्या बाबतीत आफ्रीकेनंतर भारताचा स्थान दुसरा!
केव्हाही भारत जाऊ शकतो पहिल्यावर हे नको विसरा!
एड्स  या रोगावर आजपर्यंत एकही लस नाही सखी
आफ्रिकेत तर दिवसाकाठी एड्स  ने ९०० पडतात मृत्यूमुखी
एड्स  झाल्यावर ३ ते १५ वर्षे रोगाची लक्षणे कळत नाही
१० रुपयात (मोफत) रक्तचाचणी करून तपासून घ्या
आपल्याला तर एचआयव्ही एड्स  नाही?
एड्स  म्हणजे-
'रोगप्रतिकारक शक्तींच्या कमतरतेमुळे 
निर्माण होणाऱ्या रोग लक्षणांचा समूह आहे.'
खरं सांगतो राजेहो
एड्स  संसर्गजन्य नाही असंर्गजन्य आहे
महिनाभरात वजन कमी, खोकला, जुलाब 
एड्स ची लक्षणे
एड्स  वर प्रतिबंधात्मक उपाय म्हणजे 
नवीन सुई, ब्लेड व निरोध वापरणे
एचआयव्ही  म्हणजे सुरुवात एड्स  ज्याचा अंत
एड्स  म्हणजे असा रोग मृत्यूच त्याचा अंत
एड्स  नाही होत चुंबन, हात मिळवल्याने व आलिंगनाने
तो तर होतो असुरक्षित लैंगिक व शारीरिक संबंधाने
२००४ चे घोषवाक्य-
"वचन पाळा-एड्स टाळा !"
"एड्स जाणा-एड्स टाळा !"
शेवटी मी 'आरडीएच' सांगतो एकच काम करा रे
पाळा 'आरडीएच' राजेश हजारे चे खाली दिलेले नारे
"एड्स समस्येवर चर्चा करा घराघरात-
आणि एड्स ला पळवून लावा अगदी एका झटक्यात !"
"चला मोहीम हाती धरूया-
महाराष्ट्र, भारत व जगाला एड्स मुक्त करुया !"

कवी: © राजेश डी. हजारे 'आरडीएच'
भ्रमणध्वनी क्रमांक: ०७५८८८८७४०१
रचना दिनांक: ३० नोव्हेंबर २००९-०५ डिसेंबर २००९ (रामटेक जि. नागपूर)
(सदर कविता कवी राजेश डी. हजारे च्या शालेय स्तरावर संशोधन  करून विस्तृतरित्या लिखित एड्स विषयक दीर्घ निबंधाचा सारांश आहे.)

मुख्यशब्द  (Keywords ): HIV , AIDS 

Sunday 5 November 2017

Things To Know while buying the best water purifier for your home.

Our health mostly depends on what we eat and drink. There is a saying that, we can live without eating food for around 21 days but, without drinking water, it is impossible to survive even for more than 2-3 days.
“There’s over a billion people on this planet that don’t have access to clean drinking water.” – Michael Moore
“My secret is one the world needs to know – nearly a billion people a year die from unsafe drinking water.” – Bella Thorne

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Sunday 10 September 2017

Love Jatao to our Grandparents

Hello Readers!
This is the 10th September! ‘Grandparents Day!’ This day (first Sunday after Labors Day (First Monday) in September) is celebrated by Americans as the National Grandparents Day in U.S.A. I am a proud Indian but we all the people have or had grandparents. So I wish to write a blog post and dedicate it to my grandparents.

“A grandparent is someone with silver in their hair and gold in their heart”

I am born in underprivileged middle class family at my native village Barbaspura (near Kachewani Railway St.) in Tirora tehsil in Bhandara (now in Gondia) district in Maharashtra, India. While growing as a child; I was closed to my both grandparents. I could not spend such a long period with my paternal grandparents. But I remember those cherished memories whenever we have spent the time together. So, let me recall some memories with my grandparents on the National Grandparents Day. Before going ahead I would like to mention that this particular blog post is my little effort to tribute and express my love for my both (paternal & maternal) grandparents.

My Paternal Grandmother (Aaji):-

I don’t remember even face of my grandmother (Aaji) whose name was Anjana aka Maina. As my relatives told me that I was playing a tambourine when she was died. No! I wasn’t playing the instrument for fun or enjoyment; I was just a little kid when she passed away. But I can describe a lot about my paternal grandfather.

My Paternal Grandfather (Aajoba):-

My paternal grandfather’s name was Raghoba who lived his last life as a paralytic for the long seventeen years! He was able to speak very few words due to paralysis. I remember those words- Raju (my nickname) which was easy for him to call me, Janabai (my aunty), Soonbai  (his daughter-in-law means my mother), Dasrath (corrupt form of my father’s name Dasharath) and few more names of our neighbors in native village. I remember that how he was flapping a string of toowal’s cradle tied to a bed for my little brother’s sleep. My grandfather was smoking beedis in that period. I remember, once he had asked me to bring lightened beedi; and I too had breathed a smoke in my childhood. That was my first attempt of smoking! hahaha!!Lol!! My father (Babuji) remembers several times that how my grandpa was careful about his son (my father). He says, one day his father had told him that his right body part was paining and on the very same day right part of my grandfather’s body became paralytic. Though I do not have so much cherished memories with him; my father shares so many interesting memories he has in his mind and heart.
My Family Photo captured at our Home in Barbaspura. My Aunt, I am on my Father’s waist and my younger brother Vivek on my Mother’s waist from Left to right.  My paternal grandfather in center.
My Family Photo captured at our Home in Barbaspura.
My Aunt, I am on my Father’s waist and my younger brother Vivek on my Mother’s waist from Left to right. 
My paternal grandfather in center.
I wrote in my so many older blog posts that I took my primary education at my maternal grandparents’ village in Z.P. Purva Madhyamik Shala Indora Khurd (Nimgaon). I remember that I was doing something inventing (?) with our bicycle and a hammer in my childhood. I think that I was studying in std. II at that time when a native neighbor on 5 minutes distance from our paternal house named Pramod Lichade came by bicycle and told me to pack a bag immediately. I packed my bag and sat behind him on career of his bicycle and reached at our home. My grandfather was on the death’s door in serious condition when I met and saw him the last time and later he passed away on the very same day in 1998. In that era, there were no telephones and mobile phones unlike today; everyone has to communicate or to send a message. A message of my grandfather’s demise could not deliver to his only son (my father) even after so many efforts. My father is a government servant, who was serving as a primary teacher in Jalna district at that time. He could not join us for funeral rites of his father; so I fulfilled all obsequies on my grandfather’s extinct body on behalf of my Babuji.
According to genetics, grandparents’ 25 percent hereditary characteristics and virtues transfer to grandchildren by heredity. Today I am just 26 running, but toes of my right foot pain several times as paralytic body does! May God mercy on me but I am very scared of paralysis as my grandfather had the decease!

My Maternal Grandfather (Babaji / Bahaji):-

As I have mentioned above I learnt my pre-primary (Balwadi / Anganwadi), and primary education (Std. I-II½ and III½-VI) at my maternal grandparents’ village. My grandfather Dr. Sukhdeo A. Rewatkar was a popular doctor in his village Indora Khurd (Nimgaon) and villages nearby. I was calling my maternal grandfather ‘Bahaji’ (corrupt form of Babaji’.) He had big interest and good knowledge of politics. I remember, how I was often going to his clinic or in market square (‘Bazaar Chauk’) in my school’s recess for coin of rupee or two rupees. He had six grandsons (we two brothers and my four cousins) at that time (now I have six cousins); but I was an ‘apple of his eyes’ as I was his daughter’s son and eldest among all grandsons, so he loved me a lot. My father proudly tells others about my stage daring and oratory skill. Yeah! I have a good stage daring and oratory skill; but I look it as an influence of my maternal grandfather’s speeches. He too was a good orator which skills transferred to me by my observation and his influence. Really there is so much influence of my maternal grandfather on my oratory skill.
My Maternal grandfather Dr. S. A. Rewatkar
My Maternal grandfather Dr. S. A. Rewatkar
When I decided to leave Indora after VI std. and go with my family in Jalna district for VII std. education. My grandfather had personally dropped me to bus-stop in Indora. At that time anyone could notice tears brimmed in his eyes in thought of my separation. I remember very well, I was in my room at Ramtek preparing for assembly of my DTEd college on 05th March, 2010. That was a black day for me. My phone rang on that morning, when I picked up the phone and received a call; I was SHOCKED after hearing voice from second end. My grandfather was no more! He passed away suddenly! Tears gathered once again in my eyes now while writing this paragraph. I can’t scribble much more about him now. If you read this paragraph with emotions and feel, I think it’s enough to reach you what I want to convey.
At the end of this paragraph I would like to share a Marathi poem written by myself and dedicated to him on fourteenth day (Chaudawi) after his premature death.

श्रद्धांजली वाहतो, सुखदेवा

श्रद्धांजली वाहतो, सुखदेवा
होता गरीबांचा, तूची मसीहा

रुग्णांशी नेहमी तू, बाळगली प्रिती
धन्द्यासोबत कायम, ठेवली राजनीती
मनोभावे रुग्णांची, केली रे सेवा

तुझ्या दवाखान्यात, श्रीमंत येती
गरीब रोगी हासत, घराशी जाती
रुग्णांना तुझे, एकच म्हणणे
आज नाही तर, उदयाला देवा

वाटले नव्हते, लवकर जाईल
तुला काळ इतक्या, लवकर नेईल
आठवण राहील, काळ्या दिवसाची
पाच मार्च दोन, हजार दहा

My Maternal Grandmother(Mothi Aai):-

My Maternal Grandmother
My Maternal Grandmother
My maternal grandmother’s name was Nausalya / Nausala. She protected me every time whenever I gone through obstacles in my childhood. I will remember my maternal grandmother (Mothi Aai) for her riddles and puzzles she asked me to solve in my childhood. I wish if I could collect and write those riddles in a diary. My grandmother too left all of us alone and passed away prematurely on dated 12th January, 2015.

Both my paternal as well as maternal grandparents are not alive  today to read/hear my words which I scribbled in their memory in this blog post today. I wish they had to be alive to listen/read this post! Anyway who can change the God’s destiny? I hope they are reading my each word from the heaven and are blessing us from there. Both my maternal grandparents had an intense desire to see my (at least their elder grandson’s) marriage, wife and children (their great-grandchildren) but their desires could not be fulfilled as they passed away very early as no one expected. I hope they would see all those scenes they desired from heaven and will shower blessings on us from there at the right time.
Anyway these were my cherished memories with my grandparents.

Today, I wish if I could spend the time with them and take selfies on the occasion of Grandparents day. I wish if I could bring them back but I can’t. I wish if I could express my love (#LoveJatao) to my grandparents. Today I really miss my grandparents. Because Grandparents are epitome of unconditional appetite for love and unending tolerance for mischief! They bring joy to our life with their beaming smiles and hugs. Unfortunately, the busy life that we live today, makes it difficult to spend as much time with our grandparents as we would have liked.
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Fortunately, we have Grandparents day today on September 10, 2017 so  let’s #LoveJatao and make this day a special one.

Thank you very much for reading this blog post!!
I look forward to hear from you how would you celebrate Grandparents Day or how did you celebrate?. Do share a selfie with your grandparents on Sept. 10, 2017 on Twitter or Facebook with #LoveJatao & tag @blogadda to win a goodie from Parachute Advansed.

  •  Note:- This blog post has been written for #LoveJatao Activity on BlogAdda in association with Marico.
  • This blog post is dedicated to my grandparents on the occasion of Grandparents Day on 10th September 2017.
  • © This blog post and mentioned poems’ copyrights are reserved with author/blogger/poet Rajesh D. Hajare ©RDH Sir.

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