Saturday, November 29, 2008

Taj - The Voice of Mumbai

Contributed by ~ Niilesh A Raje

Director Chandra Barot who directed the 1978 Amitabh Bachchan starrer DON was right when he showcased Mumbai as the city of opportunties and success stories, a city for dream and dream merchants and a city of Gold. Barot’s lyrical reference to the song 'Ei Hai Bambai Nagariya tu dekh Babuwa? Sone chandi ki dagariya too dekh babuwa'. Narration of the song has also witnesses the beauty of Mumbai's Taj Mahal hotel very well covered with Amitabh Bachchan performing in this dance number.

Kalyanji Anandji's music made the song an all time hit but today 30 years down the line coupled with the fact the recent atrocity which rocked India's financial capital what sets me thinking is the fact is Mumbai still the city of Gold or is the city's infrastructure collapsing thereby making the plan to turn Mumbai into Shanghai just a distant dream.

Mumbai is known as a city where everything is possible - fast money, faster cars and even faster running hours of life! With the riots and blasts, we all witness the events of Mumbai each one of us totally despondent and dejected.

The past may have been tough on all of us, but the spirit of Mumbai has always prevailed with oneness. Many lives are affected by such calamities, be it by panic or palpitation, injuries or loss of loved ones. However even today after this incident every Mumbaikar sees a "mosaic" of faith. In its imperfections lies the perfection of Mumbai. The global war on terror must be fought simultaneously on all fronts if a country needs to show its best.

Forgive my impudence in asking the question - Will Taj be the same again? Will the top brass people of the corporate world come out of the woods of the broken heart to forget their past and make Taj their rendezvous once again? Would Taj mean business as usual? Will the delicate merger of two souls leading to one’s espousal be celebrated once again in the Taj? Well, time changes many aspects of one's life and so will the Bade Miya, Taj.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

US President Barack Hussein Obama and the Charisma of Number 4 ~ by Niilesh A Raje


While being appreciative of the extensive coverage given to the results of the US Presidential Elections I would like to share some of the quick facts or observations from my end with regards to Barack Hussein Obama. What intrigue me is the fact how the number '4' from a numerology perspective showers significant blessings or luck in the life of Barack Hussein Obama. Please find the below observations.

(a) Barack Hussein Obama Jr. - born August 4, 1961
Ans. The Number is 4

(b) Wins the presidential election on November 4, 2008.

Ans. Again it's the number 4

(c) Takes office as the 44th President of the United States

Ans. The power of number 4 is seen once again.

(d) After four years in New York City, Obama moved to Chicago where he was hired as director of the Developing Communities Project (DCP),

Ans. Again the number 4 showers the good luck in the life of Barack Hussein Obama.

(e) During his three years as the DCP's director, its staff grew from one to thirteen and its annual budget grew from $70,000 to $400,000,

Ans. His staff strength is 13 (1+3=4) again resulting in number '4' as the result.

(f) Obama was sworn in as a senator on January 4, 2005

Ans. Observe the date it's '4'Th once again.

(g) In December 2007, Money magazine estimated the Obama family's net worth at $1.3 million

Ans. 1.3 million or 1+3 = '4' (Number '4' once again)

(h) Four years later Barack (commonly known throughout his early years as "Barry") returned to Hawaii to live with his maternal grandparents, Madelyn and Stanley Dunham, and later his mother (who died of ovarian cancer in 1995).

Ans. Decision was taken to relocate after '4' years.

From the above sequence of events it is pretty evident the charisma number '4' plays in the charts or the horoscope of the US's First Black President none other than Barack Hussein Obama. Wishing you good luck, peace, prosperity and happiness on your roads to achievements.

With,

All My Love

Niilesh A Raje