About this Blog
If I had to continue doing what I did prior to July 2011, there would have been no [formal] retirement. However, my family members held a strong view that we must “live together” for the years that we still have with us, without the career-dominated-time-management encumbrance on ‘our’ time. I also was nurturing desire to test myself to be able to live the life to its ‘fullest’ on the fodder of ‘my hobbies’, purely as source of mental fitness & stamina as well as joy & happiness.
Hence, I am an actively “retired” person at present. And enjoying every moment thereof.
I had aimed to gainfully utilize the time available by following these guidelines:
I / We shall plan time as we choose, rather than being dictated by the external circumstances,by seriously pursuing the till-now-half-heartedly- followed hobbies so as to reach a respectable level of proficiency in the respective area.
According high priority to high physical stamina activities and healthy diet in the daily routine and according higher priority to quality time for the family and the friends would remain on top of my objectives.
Pursuant to this,
I have taken up writing up a blog-carnival-format post every month on
- The Articles and Blogs on Quality – as a profession AND as a way of life
- The Article and Blogs on the Golden Era of Hindi Film Music
I would continue to keep documenting my erstwhile habit of informal expression of my thoughts and reactions to what I read and what I listen in this blog. Incidentally my reading hobby covers unbounded variety of, primarily English and Gujarati, fiction and non-fiction literature whereas I like listening to pre-1970 Hindi Film songs, Gujarati Songs, ghazals and Indian classical music.
I have also teamed with fellow netizen friends to regularly contribute to Web Gurjari, and in particular its સાંપ્રત મૅનેજમૅન્ટ વિશ્વ [a.k.a Contemporary Management World]. This is an experiment to build a platform for the Gujarati Speaking people across the world to share their knowledge and experiences in their own field of work and / or personal life, in Gujarati.