ANYTIME GUP-SHUPS

About a Girl.

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I distinctly remember the day of our Career Counselling Workshop (2003). Each of us eagerly waiting to know whats going to happen. What made few of us more excited was to hear from the experts that ‘Engineering’ is not the only option. Sadly, till then the notion prevailed and I guess still the school authorities do … students with higher marks should pursue science and rest to opt for commerce or arts. I always felt this as utter non-sense.As far as I remember and the rumors went on that day none of us exactly knew what we want to be except one – Tanushree Bhargava (for us “Tanu”).The Counselor took some test and started calling each one of us to discuss in person. We were discussing among ourselves what its going to be inside and what they may tell us. The report will be seen by parents, so they must suggest something good.Amid all that hanky – panky, Tanu suddenly pops out: “I don’t care what anyone says, I want to be a Psychologist”. We all gave her a look, a nasty one may be!Its been a decade now and all of us are doing what we want to. But she is among those for whom I can say that she actually knew her dreams and followed it or may be she predicted it for herself ;-)After completing her Bachelors from Delhi University and Masters from BHU, Varanasi she started working in New Delhi, India. Today she is a famous independent Psychologist and a Holistic Healer. Yesterday she appeared as a guest in news channel as a Tarot Card Reader for predicting the results of 2014 LS Election. It felt amazing to see her there and realizing how determined she was in 2003! I too have a personal bend towards her because in her initial career days whatever she predicted for me was 101 % right. :-)Today when I sit and think of about her, I realised that how important it is to do what you want and be confident and determined towards your goal. She must have passed through many hurdles in these ten years but I never saw her moving backward. We generally like to follow things that are in popular culture rather thinking what we actually want to do. Everyone may not be Tanu, who exactly knows what he/she should do at all times but what we can learn from her to be focused on our dreams. She is a true example and a trendsetter of what determination and will can achieve.We ( all your DPS buddies) wish you loads of luck for all your future endeavors.

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Grand Canyon – The Painted Desert

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Grand Canyon is an assertion what wonders nature can do! More than 6000 ft deep and 300 miles long it captures almost 2 billion years old history in itself which has been exposed by a single stream of river – The Colorado River.

This picturesque landscape also stores lots of activities for its visitors. You can either go for a helicopter tour, river rafting, hiking, cycling, etc. or just enjoy the cool breeze and the great view like us. All the adventure activities requires a pre-planning and booking.

We preferred to drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon – South Rim, which is open all round the year. I think driving is one of the best option as you get a chance to see all the scenic views on the way. There were big cactus plants, dwarf pines, hills, pine trees on way to Grand Canyon and all make your journey more beautiful.

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You have an option of stopping at Tusayan and taking free shuttle for Grand Canyon from IMAX Theater or driving upto Grand Canyon Visitor Center and then taking the free Park Shuttle Service. We preferred the other option so that we can drive upto Desert View Point also, which is not covered by shuttle service. The tickets are available at the park entrance only. Try to reach the park as early as possible because getting a parking place is very difficult.

From Grand Canyon Visitor Center we took a walk to Mather Point and there u see the first view of majestic Grand Canyon! Then you can take the free shuttle rides for Hermit Road (Red Bus Line) and Yavapai Road (Orange Bus Line). There are restaurants and rest points in between at various locations. Hermit Road is only accessible by park shuttle or cycles, private vehicles are not allowed. There are around 15 points where the shuttles will stop and you can go around those view points. Hopi Point is one of the best points as it gives you a 360° view. Look out for elks on the way, we found 3-4 moving around the forest.

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After completing the bus tours, we took a break at Grand Canyon Visitor Center and then started for Desert View Point which is about 25 miles from Grand Canyon Visitor’s Center. In between there are multiple view points and the drive through pine forests makes the journey more amazing. Reach Desert View Watchtower and climb to the top of the tower, hold your breath for sometime and see around, there is peace and a sense of achievement. The cool breeze and the view is surely going to make your day. We soon realised why is it called a painted desert. Each layer of rock is so strategically placed, it’s hard to believe that all this can happen naturally.  God has taken his own time to put a paint stroke and build the layers. It doesn’t deserve to be called as a desert, it’s a heaven .. a painted heaven !!

Unfortunately, it started raining just before the sunset otherwise I would suggest you to watch the sunset from here and complete your day. We decided to go to Flagstaff and have our dinner there. And on the way we found this:

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Till it got dark the place kept on amazing us by its beautiful landscape and if I get a chance again, I am sure to visit the place again.

There are restaurants in Tusayan as well but we were looking for an Indian Restaurant which are available either in Flagstaff or Sedona. People advised us to visit Sedona as well but we couldn’t make it there. If you want to stay then there are staying options available both inside the park and in Tusayan ( 7 miles away from the park). All the bookings for Grand Canyon National Park and Tusayan are done through http://www.xanterra.com or contact 888-297-2757.

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About a Girl.

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I distinctly remember the day of our Career Counselling Workshop (2003). Each of us eagerly waiting to know whats going to happen. What made few of us more excited was to hear from the experts that ‘Engineering’ is not the only option. Sadly, till then the notion prevailed and I guess still the school authorities do … students with higher marks should pursue science and rest to opt for commerce or arts. I always felt this as utter non-sense.

As far as I remember and the rumors went on that day none of us exactly knew what we want to be except one – Tanushree Bhargava (for us “Tanu”).

The Counselor took some test and started calling each one of us to discuss in person. We were discussing among ourselves what its going to be inside and what they may tell us. The report will be seen by parents, so they must suggest something good.

Amid all that hanky – panky, Tanu suddenly pops out: “I don’t care what anyone says, I want to be a Psychologist”. We all gave her a look, a nasty one may be!

Its been a decade now and all of us are doing what we want to. But she is among those for whom I can say that she actually knew her dreams and followed it or may be she predicted it for herself 😉

After completing her Bachelors from Delhi University and Masters from BHU, Varanasi she started working in New Delhi, India. Today she is a famous independent Psychologist and a Holistic Healer. Yesterday she appeared as a guest in news channel as a Tarot Card Reader for predicting the results of 2014 LS Election. It felt amazing to see her there and realizing how determined she was in 2003! I too have a personal bend towards her because in her initial career days whatever she predicted for me was 101 % right. 🙂

Today when I sit and think of about her, I realised that how important it is to do what you want and be confident and determined towards your goal. She must have passed through many hurdles in these ten years but I never saw her moving backward. We generally like to follow things that are in popular culture rather thinking what we actually want to do. Everyone may not be Tanu, who exactly knows what he/she should do at all times but what we can learn from her to be focused on our dreams. She is a true example and a trendsetter of what determination and will can achieve.

We ( all your DPS buddies) wish you loads of luck for all your future endeavors.

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The Joy of Travelling !

The Joy of Travelling !

I have always love to travel and my mother can justify my statement in a better way. Almost all my school and college vacation have been spent visiting a new place with parents. Travelled well within India, I had always wished for travelling beyond the boundaries. Actually the wish was to travel round the globe alone!

May be the wish was so strong that God had no option but to agree (off course with minor adjustments!)

What made me write today was the sense of accomplishment. When I read India Today, it had listed few must visit destinations around the world(here).To my great pleasure the No. 1 destination was Clearwater Beaches, Florida – which was my last weekend trip. Obviously I had already read before going, that Clearwater Beach was the award winning beach of 2013 in USA but to see it the top destinations in the world had a different charm altogether.

With this sense of accomplishment, I hope to cover the rest of the destinations soon.

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