Flashback: My Life in 2008

It’s really really hard to remember anything common in our life after so many years. 12 years ago when I used to be in School, it is one of the best years I’ve ever lived. So what happened all of a sudden to get that nostalgia? Well, the answer is songs. Right now when I’m writing this blog, I’m listening to songs from Bollywood movies released in 2008. So how come there’s a connection between songs and memories? Medical science says there’s a strong connection but that’s not the topic. You can google for more references.

So without a further ado, let’s get a flashback.

Waking up as early as 5:30-6:00 in the morning, the first job was to reach the English tution at Munde Sir’s. It was a small scale tution class only for English grammar and not the curricular syllabus. Thus used to be comprised of students from 6th and 7th standard as well. At such juvenile age, who would ever feel special to have many female friends? Damn……I was so innocent…! One of those senior girls approached me all of a sudden in Pune back in 2018, I could barely recognise her.

I used to cycle my way to tutions and school. The bicycle was a ladies one, BSA Ladybird. But still I was happy because most of my friends didn’t even have one. And make no mistake, that bicycle was no less than a sports bike for me. It was very fast and lightweight, I could perform various stunts while driving it. Later in 7th Standard, I got a legitimate SK Bikes Volcano Shock Up, getting my swag to next level.

After English tution, I used to go to Math’s tution in the nearby area. The Ma’am, Mrs. Meera Bhujbal, conducted the tuitions till my 10th. She was like a kind hearted mother. So caring and loving.

Then I used to get to home again at 9 in the morning when my father would leave for office already and Mother would be getting ready for the same, after cooking the food for all of us. Till 11’O clock, I would complete the school homework (always leaving incomplete). By the time my elder sister would return from college and I used to leave for school at 11:30. I was in the Assembly Guide Team, I remained the face of it for nearly 5 years right from the 5th standard, so never really stood in a queue. I feel very proud that it was my voice on mike for National Anthem, Pledge, Prayers and News for 5 years. Thus, I’d always read newspaper and write 4-6 headlines to read them out in assembly.

My School : R P Highschool (ISO 9001:2015 Certified)

Generally first period used to be Marathi. I was the class monitor. Marathi subject teacher was our class teacher back then, who is the most lenient teacher I’ve ever witnessed. At teaching, he was around average. So homework for Marathi was never an issue to be panic.

The real panic though, was Mathematics. The teacher was very nice at teaching but very much strict at punishments. But he did make our mathematics wonderful. Mule sir, I miss your teachings.

Amongst the other subjects, the most enjoyable was English. The English teacher, Naiknaware Sir, is still one of the best teachers I ever had. Really, a person full of life and having immense knowledge of the subject while keeping best teaching style at the same time.

Mr. Sudhir Naiknaware Sir (When I met him in 2018)

Science was taught by Deshmukh Sir. Such a gentleman personality, so kind for students and very professional in the classroom. He would barely punish us, but there was no need. Everybody would listen to him very carefully.

Hindi was taught by Mrs. Neharkar Ma’am, another motherly figure in my teachers. She was very caring and friendly, but a strict punisher when it came to homework and personal hygiene.

History and Civics were taught by Mrs. Ugale Ma’am, she was strict and respectful. She taught very nicely.

Geography was taught by Vice Principal Gapat Sir. He was the most hated and trolled teachers throughout our school time, but still a gentleman. He would always listen to our demands and try to fulfill them. Gapat Sir is the reason I stayed in the Assembly Guide Team for 5 years and remained the face of it.

PT Teacher was Mr. Dongare Sir. Sadly he’s no more now. He was the reason school achieved many state level trophies in Mallakhamb, Kho-Kho and 4*100 Relay-Race. Apparently I was very poor at sports, it is because of him I stayed as a leading Lezim player for 4 years.

The playground of school

Don’t be surprised, till I left the school, there were no computer studies. There wasn’t even a computer lab. It came right after our batch left the school. Music teacher wasn’t available till I entered 7th so there were no music studies in 6th as well. What we had was an active sports department and a full fledged chemistry lab.

PT periods used to be fun. Mostly off during rainy seasons but damn exciting during the month of January. Preparations of Republic Day would begin and I used to practice for Lezim. Apart from that we used to play Kabaddi and Cricket.

Apart from studies and a little bit sports, I participated in almost every elocution and debate competition arranged in our school. I’m not bragging but I was so obvious at all those speeches that I was nicknamed “Bolaki Bahuli” (Talkative Doll) by Marathi Teacher Jogdand Sir in the same educational year.

Two trips were organised by the school in the educational year 2008-09. The first one was before the mid term so it precisely falls in 2008 while the other one was organised in February 2009. The first trip was a trek. Around 40 KM from my town is a sanctuary called “Ramling” which also happens to be a pilgrimage. We trekked a hill called “Durga Devi Hill” over there. The second trip went to a lot places in West Maharashtra which I’ll explain in a special blog.

After the school, I used to get back home, have some milk or tea and would go to play cricket with my best friend Atharva. We even played a lot video games in that time, GTA being the favourite.

During festivals and holidays, I used to have a lot fun, roaming around in town and touring the different Ganesh Mandals and witnessing every special scene. In 2008 I remember one of the Ganesh Mandals in Kaij made this real life scene of a long elephant faced cave. Enter in that cave and bow to 12 Jyotirlingas placed around 12 corners as you walk by. The last one was Amarnath before which you had to cross this swinging bridge below which the artificial Ganges flew. I visited that scene everyday during Ganesh Festival.

One of the foremost hobbies I had in those days was singing. That’s what I used to do in my study hours. My father was always lenient about this. I used to take his Nokia 5200 phone and record my own songs, sometimes listen to the bollywood songs as well. This is where the flashback started right? Listening to the songs was something I did everyday on 9XM, Zoom, Sony Music etc. God…those were the days when we had to wait for our favourite songs, unlike today when we have YouTube, Gaana etc. Some of the most favourite songs from that times were the Ghajani Album, Ye Ishq Haaye, The Singh Is King Album, Delhi 6 Album etc.

I never properly sat and completed homework in the evening when I was supposed to study. It would always be an 11th hour job. I never properly studied at home, at least till 9th was over.

I don’t remember I ever stayed awake more than 2 hours after dinner in those days. I was living every moment, unlike now.

I topped the school in 6th Standard.

Well that’s all about my 2008. You can comment about your 2008 memories.

Warm Regards

Dnyanesh Make “The DPM”


Maniac या इंग्रजी शब्दाचा अर्थ होतो वेडसर. उर्दू मध्ये अगदी चपखल शब्द आहे याला, तो म्हणजे दीवाना. रेहमानियाक म्हणजे थोडक्यात रेहमानचे दीवाने. हा संगीतातला चालता फिरता देव त्याच्या कामामुळेच इतका जास्त पुजला जातो. संगीतातले जाणकार त्याच्या संगीतातील एकेका बारकाव्याचे निरीक्षण करून सांगतात, एकेक बीट किती युनिक आहे याचं वर्णन करतात. निश्चित आणि निर्विवादपणे रेहमानच्या संगीत प्रतिभेला तोड नाही. उगाच नाही कोण ग्रॅमि आणि ऑस्कर आणतो.

मी शास्त्रीय गायनाच्या “प्रवेशिका पूर्ण” लेव्हल ला जाऊन संगीताची साथ सोडली. त्यामुळे स्वर लागतो की नाही, हरकत बसतेय की नाही, सप्तक कोणतं आहे इतकंच काय ते बेसिक कळतं. वाद्यसंगीत आणि त्यातही अनेक प्रकारचे वाद्य जेव्हा एक धून अलंकृत करत असतात तेव्हा त्यात नावीन्य किती आणि परफेक्शन किती हे मला नाहीच कळत, म्हणूनच मी सामान्य श्रोत्यासारखं संगीताची भावनेशी गाठ पडू देतो. मी रेहमानियाक असण्याचं तेच कारण आहे. विस्तृतपणे सांगतो.

पूर्वी मी या गोष्टीकडे लक्ष द्यायचो नाही की कोण गाण्याचा संगीत दिग्दर्शक आहे. पराकोटीचा रेहमान भक्त असणारा माझा मित्र वैभव जोशी याने मला जाणीव करून दिली की माझ्याच आवडीच्या अनेक गाण्यांचा संगीतकार रेहमान आहे.

जेव्हा आपण कुठलं गाणं ऐकत असतो, तेव्हा आपसूक ते आपण आपल्या अनुभवांशी जोडत असतो. जसं की मोटिव्हेशनल गाणी, रोमँटिक गाणी वगैरे. पार्टी सॉंग ऐकताच मन नाचू पाहतं. आता किती जणांना त्यांच्या आवडीच्या गाण्यांचे फक्त कराओके ऐकवले तर तसाच मूड होईल? म्हणजे बघा, कुमार विश्वास लिखित-रचित “कोई दीवाना कहता है” गीत साधारण संगीत असताना सुद्धा थेट काळजाला हात घालतं कारण ओळी तितक्या खोल आहेत. पण गीताचे बोल साधारण असतील तर ते तितकं आपल्याशी रिलेट होणार नाही unless that particular song is composed by A R Rahman.

जेव्हा जेव्हा चुपके से” गाणं ऐकतो, ते संगीत ऐकताच असं फील होतं की मी कुठल्यातरी उंच डोंगरावर दगडी चिऱ्याच्या वाड्याच्या खिडकीत बसलोय आणि थंडगार वारं सुटलंय. अशा वेळी ज्या प्रकारे मनात भावनांचं काहूर उठेल ते आणि अगदी तसंच चुपके से आणि आओ ना गाणं ऐकताना होतं. रोजा मधील “ये हंसी वादियाँ” चं सुरुवातीचं म्युझिकच अगदी अंगावर शहारे आणतं. बरोबर आपण बर्फात आहोत याची फिलिंग येते. आता हे गीत असो किंवा “आओ ना” असो, गीताचे बोल अगदीच साधारण आहेत, पण गाणं काळजाला भिडतं संगीत. संगीताच्या माध्यमातून शब्दांच्या मर्यादा पार करून रेहमान श्रोत्यांशी बोलतो. त्याच्या कल्पना तो संगीतातून मांडतो आणि श्रोत्यांना त्या बरोबर जाणवतात.

“रंग दे बसंती” गाण्याची सुरुवातीची पंजाबी ट्यून असो किंवा “साड्डा हक” मधील रॉक गिटार असो, अगदी सिग्नेचर ट्यून आहेत. छोट्याश्या पंधरा वीस सेकंदाच्या एका बीट मध्ये पूर्ण गाण्याची चाल सामावून जाते. पुन्हा पुन्हा कितीही वेळा ऐकलं तरीही मन भरत नाही. Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility ला संगीत अपवाद आहे, आणि जरी नसेल, तरी रेहमान चं संगीत नक्कीच आहे.

“कुन फाया कुन” ऐकून गाणं अप्रतिम वाटत नसेल त्या माणसाने जीव द्यावा. त्यातली “रंगरेजा रंग..”, “सजरा सवेरा मेरा तन बरसे”, “सल्लल्लाहु अलैहि वसल्लम” या ठिकाणी असणाऱ्या बिट्स इतक्या प्रभावी आहेत की अर्थही माहीत नसताना मी ते गुणगुणत होतो. गरज काय अर्थ जाणून घेण्याची, संगीत थेट भिडत असतं.

जागतिक दर्जाचे संगीतकार पाहता अगदी एल्विस प्रिसले पासून ते आताच्या रॅमिन जावेडी पर्यंत सर्वांचं संगीत याच तोडीचं आहे. म्हणजेच दुसरी बाजू ही की रेहमान जागतिक तोडीचा संगीतकार आहे.

एकंदरच सर्व प्रकारच्या वाद्यांवर प्रभावीपणे संगीत बनवणे, सर्व प्रकारच्या लोकसंगीतात सहजगत्या संगीत दिग्दर्शन करणे, अनेक प्रकारच्या गाण्यांना गहिऱ्या चाली लावणे हा रेहमान चा तांत्रिक हातखंडा. मात्र तरीही प्रत्येक वेळी संगीतात भावना जिवंत ठेवल्याने ते संगीत भिडतं. रेहमानची अनेक गाणी अशी आहेत ऐकताना बेभान होऊन माणूस स्वतःला विसरून जातो. स्वतःला विसरून आपण ते संगीत ऐकतो म्हणजेच अध्यात्मिक भाषेत तितक्या वेळेपुरता आपल्याला मोक्ष मिळालेला असतो, किंवा आपण मेडिटेट करत असतो. ज्या माणसाच्या मेंदूतून इतकं प्रतिभाशाली संगीत निघत असेल, तो निश्चित देवदूत म्हणजे “अल्लाह रखा” असायलाच हवा..!

Warm Regards

Dnyanesh Make the DPM


First of all, apologies for not being there for almost 4 months…;

I said I had a crucial task to complete. Well, I’ve done my part….now whenever results announce, I will share with you all.

Meanwhile, I also had a final exam for commerce graduation course here in India. And I’ve passed it with first class. I’m sharing the marksheet below. First time in two years, something positive has happened. A bit happy in that regard.

Warm Regards,

Dnyanesh Make “The DPM” !!

Gonna Leave for a While…!

Hello my dear followers….!

I’m really sorry but I have to go. I’m on an extremely crucial task. I have to do it. I’m off till Mid June 2019. The fruit of these efforts which I’m gonna put on in next few months will be pushing my life to a great paradigm level. I’ll tell everything once I complete this. My love and support will always be with you people.

However, if you ever want to contact me, just mail me on dpm8055@gmail.com …. I’ll answer.

Warm Regards,

Dmyanesh Make “The DPM”

After a Short Gap, I’m Back…!

Hello and apologies to all my followers ….!

(—Yups, That’s Me—)

I was very busy in college for Practical Books Submissions this week. It was a very hectic and unwanted schedule. Anyways, I’ve done with it before the deadline and saved my time for you people.

It’s India’s 70th Republic Day tomorrow. Thus, tonight at 8:30 PM (IST), something very special is coming through. Special attention to my foreign followers, this blog is specially for you people. There’s something very useful to know about.

So, stay tuned…. Republic Day Special Blog Series releases in few hours….!!

Warm Regards,

Dnyanesh Make “The DPM”

Hitting a Century – 100 Followers…!!

#Personal #HundredFollows

Most of whom I follow are having followers beyond 200 or 500. Some are having in tens of thousands. Well, it’s been a year I’m blogging on WordPress and today I hit a century in followers.

This is the destination where hope begins for blogging more and more…!

It was January 22nd, 2018 when I signed up for WordPress, following my best friend Vaibhav Joshi, who is also an occasional but excellent blogger. Wrote a small post and left. Nothing happened. Not a single view or like. I ignored that and forgot WordPress for almost 8 months further.

But all thanks to my friend Aishwarya Jaju who inspired me to blog again. Her blogs were excellent. Indirectly I was guided by her. It was only her who instructed me how to gather more traffic on WordPress. ऐश्वर्या माझ्यातल्या ब्लॉगर चा पुनर्जन्म तुच केलास एकंदर….!

And today, I’ve reached the destination where blogging actually means something. I’m grateful to all my 110 followers for your support. My journey has actually begun now.

Oh..One more achievement today…😊

T Series Vs PewDiePie : A Perfect Answer to Bitch Lasagna…!!


#Indian #GreatIndians

You must know the subscriber rivalry between the top two most subscribed channels on YouTube. It was okay till PewDiePie was in limits, but the controversial “Bitch Lasagna” has started spreading hatred against Indians. Let me give you a reply for Bitch Lasagna. But before that, watch this video “Bitch Lasagna” by PewDiePie

I don’t hate you PewDiePie, but it’s personal kid….You’ve crossed your limits…!

Bobs or Vegana, you can laugh at our English…;

But shut the fuck up before you say anything about our Country…!

It’s T Series whom you compete, not Indians, anyone…

Yes We India, we win, seems you wanna have some fun…!!

When you say shits against Indians, you moron,

Remember we’re giant economy, growing Number One..

Cause we’ve also just begun, So “Namaste” and have some fun….!

Oh Come on PewDiePie, it’s who you started drama…

So eat your own Shit Lasagna….Shit Lasagna… PewDiePie you deserve to eat a Shit Lasagna…!

So who the hell are you judging a country by a channel,

While you are a racist one and we’re intelligent panel ..!

Yes we have a great population, but do you fucking know how diverse is it’s cultural dimensions…?

Motu Patlu are simplest words you don’t even understand

Our languages are 22, United in a nation…!!

No Papa, Yes Papa, No Papa, Johny…

Give PewDiePie an answer and throw one more party with some Shit Lasagna….Shit Lasagna…. PewDiePie you have to eat your Shit Lasagna…!!

We’ve got a population of 1.32 billion

But that’s not supposed to raise T Series’s views in millions….!!!!

“””Fuck Off””””

Reply Lyrics by Dnyanesh Make “The DPM”

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

First of all, a big thanks to my blogger friend Neha Kulkarni for nominating me in this award. Neha is a brilliant poet and a charming blogger. Check out her blogs by clicking on her name above.

Now, for sunshine blogger award, here are Rules ::-

• Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
• Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
• Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them new questions.
• Notify the nominees about it on one of their own posts.
• List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.

So, Neha asked me these questions and here are my answers :-

Q1) How do you describe yourself in one statement…?

Ans :- I’m just as similar as you, a small medium of a great devine power.

Q2) Who has motivated you to blog…?

Ans : I always wanted to write blogs. But never really tried. It was my friend Vaibhav whom I followed and joined WordPress. It was another one of my friend Aishwarya who actually motivated me to write blogs more often.

Q3) What are your feelings and thoughts about me and Talk Exchange…?

Ans : You’re a nice girl and a very good poet. Being a man with literary and poetic turns of mind, I always have some honour for poets. Your blogs ‘Talk Exchange’ are as unique as its name. I expect much more good and unique content.

Q4) Who or what is your most favourite…?

Ans : Former PM of India Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee is my most favourite person ever. He was literally perfect in his job. I’ll soon be releasing a blog for him.

Q4) How do you define success…?

Ans : प्रयत्नांना योग्य फलित मिळालं आणि पायही जमिनीवर ठेवून वाटचाल चालूच ठेवण्याला, माझ्या मते, यश म्हणलं पाहिजे…!

Now I’m nominating these people for Sunshine Blogger Award.

1) Vaibhav Joshi

2) Aishwarya Jaju

3) April Teesdale

4) Ramyani Bhattacharya

5) Neha Kulkarni

6) Anjali (Positive Side of Coin)

7) Bharath Upendra

8) PoojaG

9) Edmark M Law

10) Asfa

11) Rahul Bagwe

My questions are ::-

1) Tell me in one sentence why do you blog…?

2) What are your other hobbies besides blogging..?

3) What’s your opinion on arranging a summit of bloggers all around the world…?

4) Do you believe in God’s existence.. ? If yes, then tell me your realisation. If no, tell me how did you decide to be born in your family…?

5) Do you believe “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (The world is a family) theory…?

6) What are your contributions towards saving our environment..?

Answer these and be crowned with the Sunshine Blogger Award…!!

Warm Regards,

Dnyanesh Make “The DPM”

आपले विनीत : …. आणि समस्त माके (कुलकर्णी) परिवार

#Personal #Marathi

तीन वर्षांपूर्वी याच वेळी कार्यालयातून थकून भागून घरी येऊन घरच्या पाहुण्यांच्या चहापाणाची व्यवस्था पाहत होतो. लग्न मात्र अगदी साग्रसंगीत झालं. म्हणजे कसं… ते “साग्रसंगीत” म्हणवताना व्याही मंडळींकडून “थोडासा” त्रास झाला तरी लग्न व्यवस्थित झालं…मग छान…!

2015 चं अर्धं वर्षच मुळी लग्नाच्या तयारीत गेलं. निलिमा ताईचं लग्न म्हणजे एक जिवंत आठवण आहे. देवब्राम्हणापासून ते अगदी कार्यालयात सामान पोचवे पर्यंत सगळी कामं…त्यातही नवरीचा भाऊ म्हणजे सर्वांच्या आकर्षणाचं केंद्र(अर्थात कामं सांगण्यासाठी)…! थोडक्यात जरा शाब्दिक सफर करूया 29 डिसेंबर 2015 ची…

26 डिसेंम्बर 2015 रोजी देवब्राम्हण. हळद लावण्यापासून ते चुडा भरणे व मुहूर्त पूजेपर्यंत अगदी उल्हासात. मामेभावंडं कधी माझ्या घरी येतात तर हाच तो मजेचा काळ. मला आठवतं… हल्दीस्नानाच्या वेळी माझा मुद्दाम हट्ट की हळदीची गाणी लावायची. त्यासाठी होम थिएटर विकत आणण्याची वेगळी करामत आणि दुसऱ्या दिवशी अंगणात सगळ्यांनी त्याच होम थिएटर वर “शांताबाई” (झिंगाट नव्हतं ना तेव्हा) लावून फेर धरून नाचण्याची आणखी गंमत…! हे सगळं आजी – आजोबा पाहत होते…आणि दुसऱ्या नातीचं लग्न पाहतोय याचं समाधान त्यांच्या चेहऱ्यावर दिसत होतं.

लग्नात घालण्याच्या पेहरावासाठी मी जरा जास्तच खर्ची घातलं. म्हणजे लग्न निलिमाचं आहे की माझं हेच कळायला जागा नाही…😁

सीमंतीपूजनाच्या रात्री फारसे सुखद अनुभव आले नाहीत. सरबराई करणं काय असतं ते मला त्या दिवशी कळलं. इथून पुढे कुणाची सरबराई करणार तर नाहीच….स्वतःच लग्न (कधी केलंच तर) कोर्ट मॅरेज करेन हे नक्की…!!

वरातीत फारसा नाचण्याचा माहोल नसला तरी उत्साह भरपुर होता. आवर्जून मंगलाष्टक म्हणून मला माझ्या अल्पशा संगीत शिक्षणाचा अल्पसा परिचय देणं स्वाभाविक…😀

लग्नात सर्वाधिक आकर्षण होतं ते रुखवताचं. रुखवतावर नवरीच्या सासरच्यांसाठी संदेश होता. तो आज ते पाळत असतीलच अशी माझी आशा आहे.

बिदाई मध्ये रुकु ताईच्या लग्नात काही रडू आलं नाही. पण निलिमा स्वतःहून बिलगून अश्रू ढाळत असताना माझ्या डोळ्यात पाणी आलं…पुन्हा त्याचे प्रवाह वाहू लागले…!

असो…आज तीन वर्षे झाली. याचं फलित म्हणून “मामा” चा जप न सोडणारी भाची पण मिळाली. आता या लग्नाचं फलित सुखी आयुष्याच्या रूपाने निलिमा व निखीलराव दोघांनाही मिळो ही सदिच्छा….!!

Warm Regards,

Dnyanesh Make “The DPM”