Valentine 2007

10 years from now, I was a final year engineering student at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal. This was our last winter vacation at KU and I along with some of my friends had planned to stay at the college. We passed time by working on our academic projects, watching movies, learning guitar & drums. The objective was to enjoy the final moments there at fullest. That we didn’t miss.

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We climbed the roof of the bus to travel our way.

It was 11th of Feb, 2007 in the evening after dinner when we suddenly decided to visit Charikot in order to enjoy snow fall. It didn’t take time to bag-pack and we left early next morning. Full of excitement and enthusiasm we had. I remember we climbed the roof of the bus to travel our way.

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We could see the range of the Himalayas, feel the chilled weather but the snow was far away to reach
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Valentine 2007

In the search for snow fall we reached the place but were saddened by the drought encountered. We could see the range of the Himalayas, felt the chilled weather but the snow was far away to reach. We went on asking people where we can find snow nearby but the replies from them made us feel down. They told us to visit places near Jiri to experience snow fall. We had lesser cash and lacked time, hence we stayed in the middle, passed the night there & enjoyed the beautiful range of Himalayas from the distant.

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We enjoyed the beautiful range of Himalayas from the distant.
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We clicked group pics.
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Valentine 2007

After wasting a complete day in the search for snow, the next morning we left for KU. On the way we sang songs, cracked jokes, clicked group pics. We chose our ultimate goal and that was to celebrate and enjoy.

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We jumped over our feet.
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We posed.
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We played and played and played with the snow.
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Happiness had crossed its limit.

On our way back, we saw a hill covered with snow. We were delighted to see the scene. Let’s climb the hill, one of my friend giggled. All of us mourned for a moment then shouted yes, lets do it. Immediately, we asked the conductor to stop the bus and started to climb the mountain.

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We played until we got exhausted.
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I could not believe myself, finally I did it.

Ah! wow! gracious! I touched the snow for the first time in my life. Not only me, everyone of us screamed, jumped over our feet. Touched it, felt it, very light, cool, soft, powdered fluff. There wasn’t any limit to our happiness. Our dream came true. Finally, we did it. We played and played and played with the stale snow.

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We played with the snowman too.
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We took rest. We were exhausted.

We did all the things that people do in the televisions and movies. We enjoyed until our excitement faded. However, we achieved our destiny. Before it was too late we planned to return back. We climbed down the hill, we caught a bus and returned back to the source.

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Valentine 2007
Valentine 2007
We climbed down the hill, we caught a bus and returned back to the source

The story hasn’t come to an end. It was a full of surprise when we experienced the fresh snow falling the next morning. It was 14th of Feb, 2007. It did after 60 years. All the people came out of  their houses. To touch it, to feel it, to experience it, the white powdered fluff. Everyone had a smile on their face, full of joy.

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Valentine 2007 – Saaga
Valentine 2007
Valentine 2007 – Saaga
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Valentine 2007 – Saaga
Valentine 2007
Valentine 2007 – Saaga
Valentine 2007
Valentine 2007 – Saaga

I felt like the God listened to us, our prayer. God appeared in front of us. I celebrated my Valentine 2007 with the nature of God.

10 years has been passed. I feel like it was yesterday. All I can have now are the only memories of the past. All I can do now is to feel nostalgic. I am getting jealous of myself. I wish I could bring back my days.

Thank you, you all are God for us!

“Delicious smell of the fish curry”, murmured the e-rickshaw driver. He added, “it’s navaratan time. It was my turn beside him to speak on, one of my favorite topic. Instantly I replied, who cares, nobody can stop him who eats. I appended, God, most people don’t believe. Do you, my brother? Yes, I believe he whispered. Why do you believe God, brother? God has given me what I have.

Don’t know why but I always turn offensive when the topic arises on God. I can’t resist myself to give my views on it. I believe and always convey to all that God is null and void. It is nothing but an entity created by human being.

Well brother, but all the things that you have are the fruits that you have earned through your hard labor. I don’t think that God has given you a single thing, did he? I follow because all people follow. And hence I go to temple too. He puts his example, if you are good and people starts to believe and follow you then I must also follow you.

I replied with a mild giggle and falsified his example. My friend that is not always true, he fell quite which assessed that he got confused or determined. I continued, God is created by us and hence we wrote about him in books “Ved and Puran” thus people started to promote it and people who feared started to believe on God.

A complete silence was there until I reached my destination. I de-boarded, paid the charges and spelled my last words. Brother, thank you, you all are God for us. I looked at his innocent face then there I found not more than a decent smile.

I believe that there is only one God for me, the Humanity and we should worship what humanity serves. I mean to say there is God within us, in you, in me and within every human being. We should learn to find out God there, the existing Supremo as we see him in the stones of the temples. Thus, by respecting, caring and loving each other we can make this world more beautiful, wonderful and peaceful.

 

Spring MVC 4 and Simple Ajax Call

To understand this tutorial, I assume that you are already aware with Spring MVC and how it works. I will demonstrate here a simple Ajax call in Spring MVC where form data are posted and sent to the controller. The output of the ajax call is plain string text.

Step 1: Create Form

Step 2: Add Ajax Script

Step 3: Create Spring MVC Controller

Step 4: Create Model

Step 1 & 2 : Create Form & Add Ajax Script

Screenshots:

Screen 1: Loading the form and filling information

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Screen 2: Displaying data after clicking on submit

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Create a jsp file with name studentForm.jsp and add the following code:

<%@taglib uri=”http://www.springframework.org/tags/form” prefix=”form”%>
<html>
<head>
<title>Spring MVC Form Handling</title>
</head>
<body>

<h2>Student Information</h2>
<form:form id=”form” method=”POST” action=”addStudent.htm” >
<table>
<tr>
<td><form:label path=”name”>Name</form:label></td>
<td><form:input path=”name” /></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><form:label path=”age”>Age</form:label></td>
<td><form:input path=”age” /></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><form:label path=”id”>id</form:label></td>
<td><form:input path=”id” /></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan=”2″>
<input type=”submit” value=”Submit” id=”submitButton” />
</td>
</tr>
</table>
</form:form>

<div id=”result”>
</div>

<script src=”https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.12.4/jquery.min.js”> </script>
<script>
$(function(){

$(“#form”).submit(function(){

formData = $(“#form”).serialize();
alert(formData);
$.ajax({
type: “POST”,
url: “addStudent.htm”,
data : formData,
success : function(callback){
alert(callback);
$(“#result”).html(callback);
},
error : function(){
$(“#result”).html(“Error!”);
}
});

return false;
});
});
</script>

</body>
</html>

 

Step 3: Create Spring Controller

Create a java file with name studentController.java and add the following code:
package com.StudentController;
import org.springframework.stereotype.Controller;
import org.springframework.ui.ModelMap;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.ModelAttribute;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RequestMapping;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RequestMethod;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.ResponseBody;
import org.springframework.web.servlet.ModelAndView;
//import org.springframework.web.portlet.ModelAndView;
@Controller
public class StudentController {
@RequestMapping(value = “/student”, method = RequestMethod.GET)
public ModelAndView student() {
return new ModelAndView(“studentForm”, “command”, new Student());
}

@RequestMapping(value = “/addStudent”, method = RequestMethod.POST)
public @ResponseBody String addStudent(@ModelAttribute(“SpringWeb”)Student student) {

String studentStr = “{name:”+student.getName()+”,age:”+student.getAge()+”,id:”+student.getId()+”}”;

return studentStr;
}

}

 

The first method in the controller loads the form and the later one is executed when the submit button is clicked.

Step 4: Create Model

In this step data binding takes place which helps to bind the form data and transact via the controller. You must have already done this step while implementing spring custom controller. Create file Student.java and paste the following code:
package com.StudentController;

public class Student {
private Integer age;
private String name;
private Integer id;

public void setAge(Integer age) {
this.age = age;
}
public Integer getAge() {
return age;
}

public void setName(String name) {
this.name = name;
}
public String getName() {
return name;
}

public void setId(Integer id) {
this.id = id;
}
public Integer getId() {
return id;
}
}

Finally, run the project and call the student form by typing localhost:8080/project_name/student at the address bar of your browser. Fill some data into the form fields and there your are.

 

 

Window number 9

It was unfortunate to hear from the officer, ‘well, then take them in 15 days’. The initial question was : Sir, when should i come to collect my certificates? He uttered, come after 25 days. 25 days, I exclaimed! That’s too long, can you plz make it in 7 days, it’s extremely urgent. A potential pause was there, he took a long breathe eyes closed, feels like he got a feeling an internal annoy. He controls himself and responds politely: show me your letter of urgency and I will attach it with your application. He added, everybody claims urgent, everybody is in hurry to go abroad. I mourned. He proceeds, “Well, take them in 15 days”. Ok sir, I left the window.

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Was not in mood to argue rather put a couple of questions to myself. What exactly are the days that take to print and attest copy of certificates? Why did he reduce the days from 25 to 15 not 25 to 10 or 7 ? The later question arose because 10 days ago I applied for my two other certificates at the same place but different windows. The officer at window no 4 asked me to come after 25 days and after bargain he reduced directly to 7 days. The second one  at window no 10 also repeated the same number of days, 25 but after bargain he replied to come after 10 days.
I managed to collect both the documents after 10 days but today’s incident at window number 9, public dealing building, Delhi University made me feel different and asked myself why need bargain, why not an exact day 7, 10, 15, or 25? I am in a huge state of dillemma. Why reputed institutions like DU employs such stupid staffs?

The story is not over my friends, I went to collect my transcripts after 15 days at window no 9, the same officer checks his folder but finds no entry for my files and says to come on Monday next week. Disappointing,  I said: u called me in 10 12 days though I came after 15 days, sir plz do something. I have come here just for my certificates from Nepal and it’s already a month I am staying here. I lied. He gave me his personal no and asked me to call at 2pm the same day. At 2 pm I made him a call but he denied and conveyed that the transcript has not been printed yet. He asked me to come on Monday and promised me to deliver on that day.

It was so nice of the guy that he makes me a call on Monday and made me remember of my certificates but unfortunately I was out of station that day so I conveyed him to come on Wednesday. I felt sorry for calling him a stupid couple of days ago.

Anyway, I went there on Thursday, I reached at 10 o clock , guess what, all the windows were open except the concerned one. There were few other people waiting at window no 9 regarding concerns on Transcript. We asked the guards and staffs that when will the officer at 9 will arrive, they told that they have informed the officer and he will soon reach to his seat. Some guys had to submit the form so their files were accepted at window 7 but in order to collect we had to wait till the window opens. My bad luck. I called the officer to whom I submitted my application form but he told he was on leave and asked me to wait till 9 opens. 11 o clock and still it was closed. A madam at 7 prepared a gate pass and asked two of us to contact a higher concerned officer. We headed towards the office but on the way I received an urgent call and had to attend it. Hence, I waited outside at the gate and two of them went inside. After half an hour one comes out along with her degree and asks me to go inside to collect mine but I was not allowed to enter because I hadn’t a gate pass. My bad luck again.

I went immediately to fetch a pass to window 7 but what I saw was 9 was already opened, I felt a bit relieved and thought that things would be done this time. Unfortunately, when I showed my receipt to the new officer, he was not able to find my entry in his register and asked me to wait for another week. Gosh, My another bad luck, uff. I conveyed him that I have already talked with the previous officer but he wasn’t ready to do anything saying that he is new and he knows nothing.

After waiting for almost 15 minutes I made a call to the previous officer where he asked me to visit Mr. X at room 205. I took a pass from 7 and proceeded towards 205. I met Mr. X but he asked me to talk with Mrs. Y at G12 as she was the concerned one. No way I immediately proceeded there but the old lady was away from her desk. A lady with red top arrived who claimed herself from UK also applied for transcripts. She added, it had been a month but not yet received. We talked for a while regarding the issue when the old lady entered her cabin. We requested her to check our problem, she flipped some documents then humbly answered, “I haven’t received ur documents guys”. Then we insisted her to sort our problem, she visits different desks and searched for our documents . After some hit n trial she was able to find my one but unfortunately they were not signed and she asked me to come on Wednesday of next week. I got no option except leaving and simply headed towards my office. While leaving I asked the reason behind the delay which was the sort of staffs.

I went to DU again on 21st of June, Tuesday and finally was able to receive my required documents. This is how reputed institution in India works. “Ram Bharose“.

 

विपस्सना की पहली अनुभूति

सन २०१० के जुलाई महीने में मैं सम्मर वेकेशन मनाने काठमांडू गया। वर्ल्ड कप का नशा हर व्यक्ति में छाया हुआ था। फाइनल देखने के लिए दोस्त के रूम पर बियर के बोतल खुली और वर्ल्ड कप ख़तम होने के बाद घर लौटने की तैयारी करी|

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1 महीने की छुट्टी अभी शेष थी, दिन कैसे बिताउ समझ में नहीं आ रहा था। अचानक दिमाग में कुछ आया, मार्टिन को कॉल करके आईडिया लिया. तुरंत सम्बंधित निकाय को कॉल करके डेट्स फाइनल किया। रिसीवर से आवाज आई आपको आज ही पंजीकरण करवाना होगा और कल से ही आपके कोर्स की शुरूवात होगी, जल्दी करियेगा सीट बहुत कम रह गयी है।  हमने जल्दी से अनु को बाइक लेके आने को बोला।  हम दोनों होंडा शो रूम पहुंचे और मेरी आईडिया अनु को बताया और वो भी शामिल हो गया।  आधे घंटे के अंदर हमारा पंजीकरण होगया और हमें एक बुकलेट दी गई रटने के लिए।  

अति उत्सुक था और मन में थोड़ा भय भी, क्यों की अगले १२  दिन मेरे जिंदगी के ऐसे छण बिताने जा रहे थे जो पहले कभी एक्सपीरियंस नहीं किया था ।  

अगले दिन सुबह ७ बजे अनु और मैं ऑफिस पहुंचे, शायद थोड़ी जल्दी पहुंच गए, ४ लोग पहले से बैठे हुए थे। आधे घंटे में ऑफिस का वेटिंग रूम भर चूका था, सीट के एब्सेंस में कई लोग खड़े थे, करीबन २०० लोग होंगे मेल, फीमेल और बुजुर्ग मिलाके। सब के हाथ में कम से कम एक बैग या एक सूटकेस था और आपस में खुसूरफुसुर कर रहे थे। समय होचुका था, ऑफिसर ने आके अनाउंसमेंट किया : सबको हॉल की तरफ जाना है, शांत रह कर आचार्य (गुरु) जी से १ घंटे का प्रवचन ग्रहण करना है।  प्रवचन के बाद सबको बैच में बांटा गया, हर बैच को विंगर में बैठने की सलाह दी गयी। विंगर एक एक करके रवाना हो रहे थे। वैसे ही हम भी एक विंगर में बैठके रवाना हो गए।  

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अभी तक हमें बताया गया था की हमें १० दिन कंटिन्यू बगैर बोले ध्यान करना है, हम धर्मश्रृंगा के ओर प्रस्थान कर रहे थे।  काले बादल छाए हुए थे और जैसे ही शिवपुरी पहाड़ों पे चढ़ना शुरू किया वैसे ही बारिश होने लगी, यह शुभ घडी का संकेत था हमारे लिए।  

गंतव्य पे पहुंचते ही हमने चेक इन किया, मोबाइल फ़ोन जमा करना पड़ा और हमें अकोमोडेशन के रेगुलेशंस बताया गया।  अनु का रूम मेरे रुम से काफी दूर आलोट किया गया था।  घने जंगल के बिच में, मध्य पहाड़ी से सारा काठमांडू का नजारा दिखता था, हल्की बारिश और ऐसे मौसम में किसका मन शांत न हो। ऐसा लग रहा था की आधी मोक्ष की प्राप्ति कोर्स सुरु होने से पहले ही मिल गई।  शाम के डिस्कोर्स में १० दिन की रूटीन बताया गया और कंसल्ट करने के लिए एक आचार्य आल्लोट किये गए।  अगले १० दिनों तक किसी को कुछ बोलने की इजाजत नहीं थी, ना ही कोई इशारा करने की।  किसी को कुछ दिक्कत हो तो वालंटियर्स को इन्फॉर्म करने को बताया गया।  रात को ९ बजे विश्राम करने को अनुमति दी गई| 

सुबह ४ बजे मॉर्निंग बेल बजा, आधे घंटे में रेडी हो कर मैडिटेशन हॉल जाना था।  सबको बैठने के लिए सीट मिली हुई थी।  कोर्स का पहला दिन था, सारे शांत थे, बोलता था तो सिर्फ ऑटोमेटेड स्पीकर्स।  वो कुछ समय इंस्ट्रक्शंस देता और हम उसके बताए हुए कमांड्स को प्रैक्टिस करने को ट्राई करते| यह प्रक्रिया दिन भर कंटिन्यू रहता था।  करीब ११ बजे अपने आचार्य के साथ कंसल्ट करने की परमिशन थी जिसमे हम अपना एक्नॉलेजमेंट देते थे और डाउट्स क्लियर करते थे। सुबह आधे घंटे का ब्रेकफास्ट, दोपहर को डेढ़ घंटे का लंच और शाम को आधे घंटे का डिनर छोड़ कर हर एक डेढ़ घंटे में ५ मिनट की ब्रेक मिलता था।  शाम को साढ़े ८ बजे गुरु जी का डिस्कोर्स अटेंड करते थे।  बाकि सारा समय सुबह ४ से लेकर रात को ९ बजे तक सब्जेक्ट की प्रैक्टिस करते रहते थे।  पुरे कोर्स को २ सब्जेक्ट में डिवाइड किया गया था : पहला ३ दिन १ सब्जेक्ट पे प्रैक्टिस किया और दूसरा बाकी के ७ दिन।

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धीरे धीरे दिन बीत रहा था, रोज कुछ ना कुछ सीखने को मिल रहा था, ऐसा लग रहा था ज्ञान के सागर मे तैर रहा हूँ| बहोट आनंद आ रहा था| परंतु कुछ लोग परेशान होने लगे थे, मेरे रूममेट्स रात होते ही बाते करने लगते थे और अब वो शैयाँ कुछ हद तक टूट चुका था. हमने भी एक बार प्रयास किया अनु से बात करने का लेकिन वॉलंटियर्स ने माना कर दिया| बहुत को वॉर्निंग मिलने लगी थी, इससे पता चल रहा था की इंसान की बोलने की आदत बहुत बुरी तरह से लगी है और यह आसानी से नही छूट सकती|

पाँचवा दिन था, सुबह सुबह 5-7 लोग गुरु जी के साथ परामर्श कर रहे थे| हमारे बाद गुरु जी ने एक दोस्त से पूछा: शरीर मे कुछ फील हो रहा है या नही? जवाब था: मैइ मेरे शरीर के इक्कीससो अंगो को फील कर रहा हूँ| यह सुन के दूसरा दोस्त हसने लगा और उसकी हसी देख कर हम सब भी हसने लगे और गुरु जी भी| गुरु जी ने हसी रोकने को कहा, और हसने का बेफायदा भी बताया, सब लोग शांत हो गये सिवाए मेरे और वो जिसने शुरूवात की थी| गुरु जी ने बाहर जाने की सलाह दी , हम बाहर जा कर खूब हसे, हसी रुकने के बाद वापस अपनी सीट पर जा कर बैठ गये| उस रात मैने बहुत सोचा , सोचते सोचते अचानक से आँखो से आँसू टपकने लगे| अजीब सी अनुभूति होने लगी और एहसास हुआ की मुझे इस तरह नही हसना चाहिए था, बहुत बुरा फील हो रहा था| साथ ही साथ ऐसा भी लग रहा था जैसे मुझे आज कुछ कीमती चीज़ मिली हो जो बहुत कम लोगो को मिलती है|

वो चीज़ जिसे मैने बरसो पहले खो दिया था. लग रहा था अंधेरे जीवन मे सूरज की पहली किरण पड़ी हो| ज्ञान के सागर मे रो रहा था लेकिन खुशी के आँसू टपक रहे थे, अपने आप को कोसने लगा, ये ज्ञान मुझे पहले क्यूँ नही मिला, पहले क्यूँ नही मिला|

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दशवा दिन मेलमिलाप वाला दिन था, सब लोग आपस मे बाते कर सकते थे, सुख दुख की बाते बता सकते थे| सबके चेहरे पे खुशी की रौनक थी, 9 दिन बाद जो खुलके बात करने को मिला था| आपस मे सारे पहचान कर रहे थे और अपने एक्सपीरियेन्स बाँटने मे लगे हुए थे, कोई बुक्स खरीदने मे व्यस्त था तो कोई फोटो खिचने मे| कोई खुश था वंडरफुल एक्सपीरियेन्स को पाकर तो कोई बस यूँ ही|

अगले दिन सुबह वीपास्साना कोर्स का अंतिम अनुभूति करा और 9 बजे चेक आउट करके अनु और मै घर लौट आए|

कहते है हिंदू कोई धर्म नही, यह जीने की एक सैली है वैसे ही वीपास्साना भी जीने का तरीका सिखाती है, खुश रहना सिखाती है, जी हाँ खुश रहना सिखाती है| यह कोर्स में 95% प्रॅक्टिकल करवाया जाता है| इसके रोज अभ्यास करने से नैतिक ज्ञान की प्राप्ति होती है, समाज, देश और संसार को सही राह पे चलना सिखाती है. यह आज मे जीना सिखाती है|