A shopping mall in Pune teeming with shoppers reflects the festive spirit of the holiday season. The buying binge and fun usually stretches from Christmas, the New Year till the end of January.

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About dilipnaidu

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are reading, music, growing culinary herbs, playing golf and yoga. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

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  1. Deboshree says:

    Which mall is this? SGS?

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  2. Gaurav R Arora says:

    The origin of New Year’s celebrations can be traced back centuries. According to The World Book Encyclopedia of 1984, volume 14, page 237, “The Roman ruler Julius Caesar established January 1 as New Year’s Day in 46 B.C. The Romans dedicated this day to Janus, the god of gates, doors, and beginnings. The month of January was named after Janus, who had two faces-one looking forward and the other looking backward.”

    If I talk about significance of New Year in Indian context, Indian calendar popularly known as ‘Panchanga’ refers to timings of sun rise, sunset, movement of the moon, and also gives the indicative, planning for each day according to variation of the nature. This is a time tested and established guidance sheet to lead a purposeful life. According to some Indian Philosopher this is the best time to be celebrated as New Year.

    But whatever said and done, for me New Year’s Day is when singing, fireworks and lots of Masti and Dhamal happen with family and friends. It’s a day when we try to resolve conflict, leave anger, and many of us become more serious about life. We plan new courses of action to improve our lives.

    The best Part about New Year is making resolutions. Well my resolution is to read News paper daily. For me New Year’s resolutions reveal that people want to live a better and meaningful life, they want to improve and thus humanistic and optimistic approach of OD can been seen. By improving our life we fell happy and once we are happy we generate/create happiness, it has a multiplier effect.

    The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.
    – G. K. Chesterton

    May this New Year bring all of you prosperity, love, happiness and success in your life.

    Happy New Year
    Jai Hind!!!

    Gaurav R Arora

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    • Dilip says:

      Dear Gaurav,

      First let me wish you a wonderful 2011. I am now much better informed on the reason why the world rejoices New year – Janus to the‘Panchanga’ references.

      Be that as it may for us its the resolution making (& breaking) time and yes lot of fun too. Trust you too had a lovely time 🙂

      With warm regards & keep the smile!

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  3. Dilip says:

    My Dear Kingshuk,

    Kind of you to remember and greet us on New Year! We too warmly reciprocate and wish you a fruitful and rewarding 2011!

    Regards!

    Re: Antrix .. you guys did a great analysis of a unusual case study. Well done!

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  4. Dheeman Bhattacharya says:

    Hello Sir,

    Greetings for the new year!! Hope this year brings a lot of happiness in your life… 🙂

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    • Dilip says:

      Dear Dheeman,

      Thank you my friend for greetings and may the New Year make all your wishes true. Do keep in touch and remember I would always be happy to know of your professional achievements!

      Warm regards!

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  5. Prachiti says:

    Sir, wish you and your family a great healthy,peaceful and happy new year!!

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  6. Dilip says:

    Wow buddy … you too have a lovely New Year!

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  7. nisha sashidharan says:

    Wish you and you family Happy New Year !!!!
    Have a gr8 Year ahead !!!

    Lov,
    nisha !

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    • Dilip says:

      Many thanks for your good wishes. Wonder where you partied Bombay or Pune 🙂

      Have a lovely New Year!

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      • nisha sashidharan says:

        vel vel i partied @ both the places …. it ws fun thou !!!
        Hw about you Sir…what did you do ???

        n yea am waiting for my New Year Gift …. lolzzz!!!

        Tk care !!

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    • Dilip says:

      ‘Two parties’ .. that must’ve been awesome! We had a great time at my friends farm.

      New year gift for you? – no more PJs from me 🙂

      Cheers and enjoy!

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  8. Vedant says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR:D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Tarun says:

    happy new year!!!!!!
    and have happiness for the rest of the year!!

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