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Ganpati Bappa Moriya… Pudhchya Varshi Lavkar Ya !!! September 24, 2010

Filed under: Personal :) — Trupti Shah @ 9:54 pm

Ganesh Visarjan always for me starts with a amount of sadness sinking in the heart. But thats one day I prefer staying in Mumbai itself. Last year when I was not there I was missing it so much that it actually made me cry 😦

The sense of GOD leaving itself upsets me. I have a huge fascination as well as a lot of belief in Lord Ganesha. Infact I have so many medium as well as small statue of him which I cant even count. 

I guess thats the reason why Visarjan gets such a reaction in & out of me.

Want Lord Ganesha back soon !!!

Ganpati Bappa Moriya… Pudhchya Varshi Lavkar Ya !!!

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Some facts about Lalbaug Cha Raja which I was not much aware of… So have shared it in my blog:

India’s most famous Ganesh idol is Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh of Mumbai. One of the most important Hindu festival, Ganesha Chaturthi 2010 has ended. Anant chaturdashi day is the last day of Ganesha Chaturthi – so this is a time of misery and celebration. On the last day, the idols of the Ganesh are immersed in the waterway. The Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal has decorated with the new generating idea to make an air-conditioned waiting enclosure for the darshan of the Lord Ganesh.

Ganesha Chaturthi is birth day of the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, Lord Ganesha. The festival of Ganesha Chaturthi is observed with lot of devotion and enthusiasm in all the parts of India, mostly in Mumbai.

Only in to Mumbai, there are more than 6000 idols of Ganesha commissioned for Ganesha Chaturthi.

The Lalbaugcha Raja is Mumbai’s most popular and famous Ganesha pandal. During Ganesh Chaturthi festival, Lalbaghcha Raja is visited by lot of people. Lalbaugcha Raja Ganapathi is well-known for fulfilling the wishes of its worshipers and devotees.

Ganesha Chaturthi is also called Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi in many parts of the country. Last year, Lalbaugcha Raja was catched the attention of many visitors. For the darshan of the Ganesha, lakhs of devotees wait for hours in queues stretching up to kilometers at Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal.

The Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, previously called as ‘Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, Lalbaug’ that was originated in the year 1928, due to a vow (Navas) for building of the present Lalbaug Market at its open place. At Peru Chawl, the market place was close down in 1932. Therefore, the fishermen and vendors used to sit down in the open place vowed to Lord Ganesh for permanent place for their market. Then the constant efforts and support of the then local Councillor-Late Shri Kuwarji Jethabhai Shah, Dr. V. B. Korgaonkar, Shri.Nakhawa Kokam Mama, Bhausaheb Shinde, Dr.U.A. Rao and the local residents, the land-owner Rajabai Tayyabali was ready to give a plot for construction of a market. After fulfillment of fisherman and the traders wish, they established the Ganesh Idol on 12th September 1934. Since 1934, the Lord Ganesh from Lalbaug has become admired for fulfilling the wishes of devotees.

Ganapati Nimajjan is the conclusion day of 12-day Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. Ganesh immersion is taken place on Anant Chaturdashi day. Usually, Ganesh Visarjan is observed on the 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th or the 10th day of Ganesh Chaturthi. On the Ganesh immersion day, people travel to the waterfront with the large and small idols, dancing and singing in large parades.

The Lalbaugcha Raja Visarjan parade started at 10:00 AM on 22nd September 2010 from Lalbaug market. For making the preparations for the Visarjan parade, devotees are not allowed to stand in the Navas line after 00:00 hrs of 21st September 2010. Likewise, the Mukh Darshan line of the Lalbaugcha Raja is not available after 00:00 hrs of 22nd September 2010.


The Visarjan parade takes the traditional route such as Lalbaug, Bharat Mata theatre, Lalbaug, Sane Guruji Marg, Byculla Rly. station (w), Clare Road, Nagpada, Dunkan Road, Don Taki, Sant Sena Maharaj Marg (Kumbharwada), Suthar Gully, Madhav Baug, C.P. Tank, V.P. Road, Opera House, Girgaon Chowpati.

According to official, Ganesh immersion services descended to start Wednesday with the Mumbai Police, Indian Navy and the Coast Guard providing aerial, sea and land security cover and hundreds of thousands of people gathering for the mega-religious event.

Coast Guard choppers floated over the city keeping strict vigil while naval patrol boats and divers were positioned at strategic locations, including the main venue Girgaum Chowpatty.

 

Splash You Paws !!!

Filed under: Love Bosco Shah — Trupti Shah @ 3:00 pm

Hydro-Therapy For Dogs !!! ——-

It is the perfect activity for all dogs young or old. It consists of a tank that allows all breeds to walk or run without putting pressure on joints. The water improves circulation and encourages increased mobility in sore, stiff and arthritic joints. It will help to strengthen muscles without risking further injury. Canine hydrotherapy is extremely effective in improving muscle strength and endurance, cardio respiratory endurance, range of motion, agility and all the while enhancing the dog’s psychological well-being in addition to reducing the pain. Hydrotherapy removes the weight loading on the limb and will enable the gradual rebuilding of wasted muscle. It reduces the pain and can accelerate recovery after surgery also.

Hydrotherapy is proven to be beneficial for numerous conditions:

• Obesity and weight management
• Great for general fitness and for when normal exercise is restricted
• Good conditioning for agility, racing and working dogs
• Post operative muscle regeneration and maintenance
• Sprains and breaks
• Relief of pain, swelling, arthritis and stiffness
• Improvement of circulation and joint mobility
• Hip and elbow dysplasia
• Spinal injuries and paralysis
• Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD)
• Cruciate ligament problems
• And Swimming just for fun!

 

 

 

**(Suggested & Recommended by Dr. Kirti Doshi—– More Info Contact: Bhavik Shah – 9819824795)**

 

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Please Do Fill In The Survey Below !!! Comment below ———–
 
 
 

1) Have you heard of the concept of Canine Hydro-Therapy?

2) If YES than have you tried taking your dog’s for a Hydro-therapy session? Where?


3) If it would come up in Mumbai, Would you be interested in giving it a chance for your Pooch’s?
 
 
 

4) Would you pay Rs. 200-400 for your Pooch’s Hydro-Therapy sessions?

 

 

Deeper Connection !!!

Filed under: Love Bosco Shah — Trupti Shah @ 12:36 pm
 
 

1) Observe – Whenever you take your dog for a walk, or when your dog is playing with other doggies, or even when your dog is sleeping, take a few moments to simply watch his behaviors. Don’t make any judgments or assign any + or – values to what the dog is doing. (When we take a walk through a pine forest, we very rarely impose value judgments on the trees, rocks, ferns, and birds, do we?) Just observe the minutia of his everyday actions; keep things as simple as possible. Pay attention to how your dog approaches other dogs. Does he come straight toward them, or in more of an arc? What happens to his face when he smells something? What is his tail doing when he sees a squirrel, or when you call him for supper? Don’t think about what any of this means, just observe.

One value of this type of objective observation this is that our visual systems are directly-connected to the pleasure circuits in our brains . So the mere act of looking at something, anything, creates a feeling of calmness and well-being. So the more we’re able to observe without judgmental thinking, the more relaxed and contented we become.

Another nice effect is that by observing your dog’s behavior without judgment or expectation, you’ll begin to see things from his perspective. Thinking usually means we project our beliefs and value systems onto our dogs’ behavior, which prevents us from seeing them for who they really are. But seeing dogs as they are returns us to nature – to the pine forest, the desert, or the waterfall – if just for a small moment in time.

 
 
 

2) WonderChildhood is a time of wonder. When we were young we spent a great deal of time wondering about all kinds of things. Wonder is also a key element in science. Darwin wondered why the various types of finches on different islands in the Galapagos had beaks with different shapes, and his theory of evolution was born. Einstein sat on a moving train and wondered what it would be like to be on a train that could travel at light speed, and the theory of relativity was born.

But there’s more to wondering than the if, or how, or why of things. Just being in a state of wonder has an amazing effect on the psyche. Like observation, wonder stimulates the brain. Plus it opens up an emotional connection between you and the thing you’re wondering about, in this case, your dog. So try each day to view your dog with a childlike sense of wonder. Wondering means you don’t know anything, but that you’re open to learning something new. If Einstein had thought about it, he would’ve known that no train could possibly travel at light speed, and that would’ve been the end of that. But by wondering, he saw something in his mind that no one else could see.

What will you see, that no one else can, when you take a few moments each day to look at your dog in wonder?

 
 
 

3) Feel – Dogs are feeling, emotional beings. So are we. But as kids, we were forced by the rules of society, by peer pressure, by how our parents raised us, and by our own survival needs and fears, to put a lid on some of our emotions. It’s an amazing thing that just by tuning in to our dog’s emotions now, as adults, we automatically tune in to the emotions we gave up long ago in order to placate our parents and teachers, or to fit in.

So spend a little time each day trying to tune in to what your dog is feeling. Don’t think about it. Take a second or two to try and feel it; then let it go. A few moments later you may find that a childhood memory will drift to the surface, or the answer to a problem you’ve been having, perhaps related to work or family, will suddenly become clear.

A theatre professor  of mine once said that whenever we see a great play or movie, or look at a work of art, it has the capacity to change us for the better. And even though a physician or a chemist or construction worker may not feel any affinity for Hamlet’s woes, or relate to the life of a Pennsylvania deer hunter, or understand what a Mark Rothko painting “means,” each will come away a better doctor, chemist, or construction worker. True, dogs may not be Shakespeare, but in their own way, they can do that for us too. That’s because by allowing ourselves to feel what our dogs are feeling, we reawaken our ability to feel our own emotional connections, the ones we lost when we were pups.

 
 
 

4) Be – Some trainers say, “Be the pack leader! Be dominant!” Others say, “Be the pack parent!” or “Be positive!” I say, “Never mind all that, just be!”

What does that mean?

All evidence on how wild canine packs operate suggests that our old ideas about wolf packs having a leader (which originated with Konrad Lorenz , who later admitted that everything he ever said about dogs was wrong), aren’t true. However, in every animal group there is always one member who – to borrow from Willie Wonka – has the golden ticket. To me, the golden ticket represents an animal’s natural charisma (or animal magnetism). So others in the group follow him because of his natural gifts, not because he has to dominate them to make them “obey.”

Think about your natural gifts. What are they? Whatever they are, they’re yours and yours alone. You don’t have to try to be something you’re not.

But remember, there are two yous (at least), the authentic self, and the self that evolved as a means of fitting in, satisfying your parents’ and teachers’ wishes, etc. The authentic self is the one who’s able to observe, wonder, tune in to your dog’s (and your own) feelings, and is able to just be. The other self, frankly, thinks too much.

If you get angry or frustrated with your dog, that’s okay. Just try to own those feelings, but try not to act on them. Remember, they’re not real, they’re just signposts. So instead of acting in anger or frustration, take five slow, deep breaths – breathe in slowly, breathe out slowly – and remember that you already have your unique golden ticket: your dog’s love. Yes, the road may be rocky at times, but those rocks aren’t insurmountable obstacles, they’re just reflections of the fractured pieces of the authentic self you gave up as a child. Your dog doesn’t misbehave in order to dominate you or create obstacles; he does it because he wants to help you reconnect to who you really are.

So those are the 4 easy steps: Observe, Wonder, Feel, and Be. Just spending a few minutes each day engaged in those simple activities can bring amazing results.

 

You & I !!!

Filed under: Love Bosco Shah — Trupti Shah @ 12:25 pm

Having a pet is one of the best feeling of the world. I can never 4get the day Bosco came into our lives.

We all need someone to interact with, touch someone and love someone. Of course, we may have friends or family, but there’s a deeper need to have a closer bond with someone or something else.That’s where having a pet, specifically a dog, comes into the picture.

Dogs are obviously known to be playful, lively and endearing animals. They are “Human’s best friend” for a reason. They can fill a void that people need filled. They’re easy to take care of and they can quickly become part of the family in a sense.The interesting thing about getting a dog is the unintended consequences that may arise from ownership. When it come to Bosco, The whole area in which I stay knows him wether they know me or no doesnot matter. Whenever he passes by everone is screaming his name.

Actually makes us as an owner feel like.. “OMG !!! Bosco is larger than life.. Bigger then even SRK…!!! Hehehehe 🙂

The Whole World Is Mine 🙂

When I walk down the lane or I enter my building, I am greeted not by a hi or hello, but by the question “Hows Bosco…Wats he doing…???”

Everyone is so fascinated to hear about him. They wanna know what he does. What he eats. What time does he eat. What does he play with. What are his toys… ??? And the questions go on & on….
Kids specially find an immense fascination in him.

Sharing stories of Bosco always bring a sense of joy rushing in my veins.

One can only realise after having a pet how important it is to have a dog — Till then u always end up feeling they are just dogs

 

Proud Owner Of Bosco Shah :)

Filed under: Love Bosco Shah — Trupti Shah @ 11:27 am
Early morning the first thing what we all end up doing is reading the newspaper.
But the post on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 took our breathe away. Its was by Geeta Desai.
We all were So Proud 2 see Bosco’s Pic On Mumbai Mirror Front Page.. Woooooowwww… ;D..
But the News Is No Where Connected 2 My Baby’s Behaviour lol ;P 😀
Because he believes in crazy cleanliness
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This was the article : WOW Bosco on the front page 🙂

Pets will be banned on marine drive

BMC moved to take action after residents refuse to clean up pet poop. It’s ruining our Rs 26 crore beautification efforts, says civic body
 
Bosco Walking With Grace 🙂

Journalist Tavleen Singh, who some years ago got into demonstrative contretemps with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation when she refused to clean up after her dog, will no longer be allowed to walk her pet on Marine Drive.

Fed up with Mumbaikers’ blatant lack of civic sense and disregard for hygiene, the BMC has decided to ban walking pets on the four kilometre stretch from Land’s end to Chowpatty. India‘s most famous promenade was recently beautified by the MMRDA at a cost of Rs 26 crore.

“The ban proposal has been sanctioned by the municipal commissioner Jairaj Phatak and we will impose it after October 22 as we must wait till the election code of conduct is over,” said Sunil Dhamane, assistant municipal commissioner.

Civic officials say their repeated pleas to citizens who walk their pets on Marine Drive to ensure that they did not dirty the newly-beautified promenade have fallen on deaf ears. “The entire four kilometre stretch is littered with dog poop causing nuisance to joggers, walkers and visitors. What’s the use if even after spending all that money the promenade can’t remain beautiful?” asked an irate civic official.

In August this year BMC had through advertisements in newspapers appealed to Marine Drive residents asking them to scoop their dog’s poop. The civic body even sought public opinion on the subject of banning pets from the promenade but received only one response.

“Just one Marine Drive resident requested us not to implement the ban but since there has been no change in the conduct of the residents-they continue to let their pets dirty the promenade,  we have decided to go ahead with the ban,” added Dhamane.

Residents and pet owners however are not happy with the civic body’s decision. They feel if it wanted to force people to clean up after their pets, the BMC needed to provide proper disposal system at convenient distances.

“Where is the place in the city to walk your pet?” asked Chandrika Javeri, a resident of Chowpatty who had come with her pet to the promenade on Monday evening. Javeri feels if the BMC wants to enforce the law it should also provide litter bins so that people will not throw wrappers, plastic bags and leftovers on the stretch.

“It is our duty to maintain the beauty and dignity of our city. I collect my dog’s poop in the paper and then put it in the plastic bag. I never get embarrassed doing that because I am doing my bit to keep the city clean,” said Javeri, showing the polythene bag that she was carrying. Javeri has two Labradors, Auric and Asterix and she walks them on Marine Drive twice a day.

Love Till Internity

Another pet owner Kalpana Shroff admitted that her two-year old Labrador Jack often urinated on the promenade, but she did not allow him to defecate. “My dog is quite disciplined with his  other habits. I make sure he defecates at home before leaving for a walk. It’s unfair to launch a complete ban only because of few careless dog owners,” she said.

But Gautam Thadani, a resident of Framroz Court at Marine Drive welcomed the BMC’s decision. “When people do not adhere to rules, authorities are justified in taking such action. I will train my pug, Duke, in some other place, if BMC the were to enforce such a law. When we can spend so much on dogs for their salons and vet fees and treat them as our family members, why should we be ashamed to clean their poop?” Thadani added.

According to the BMC’s cleanliness and sanitation bylaws of 2006, a pet owner has to clean up after their pet or face a fine of Rs 500. The law does not allow animal poop to be thrown into public dustbins. The Clean Up Marshals deployed by the civic body keep vigil on the promenade and fine the pet-owners who violate the regulations. But the four kilometre stretch of Marine Drive is too long a belt to keep a permanent vigil on, said a civic official.

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This brought a lot of anger in the Marine Drive Promenade Group.  This was surely written for the love of dogs 🙂
 

We the resident of marine drive are very surprised that the MMRDA beautification project of Rs.26crore is ruined by “Some leftover dog’s poop by irresponsible owners” but not by “the bursting of crackers & the black burnt mark…s left by them all over the place”.we today even saw d box’s of the crackers being burnt on the sitting area where we all resident sit.
The BMC official have problems lifting d left over poop by “some pet owners” but they are OK with a long path line of leftover crackers, burnt marks of crackers as well as d marks left by the box’s were burnt.Isn’t it surprising ???
According to them banning of dog’s is a step to maintain the beauty.. so why dint they stop the bursting of crackers.Dint they know what side-effects would that create? Dint they know that the black burnt marks would stay for long & be such a misery to look at?
They are all set to punish every pet owners,even who pick up the poop since years,just because of some pet owners who don’t wish to pick it up.
Till I, my family & my friends have seen since the past 2-3years… dog poops are hardly there.. & if they are, they are only in the plant section or under the tree which is hardly even visible for the beautification to get ruined.
Burning marks don’t ruin the Rs.26 crore project but dog’s poop under some tree ruins the whole marine drive ????? isn’t this weird ????
Aren’t there many other important issue to look at regarding irresponsible human being shitting, spitting, urinating, etc etc all over the city ???
Grow Up people… Hats Off to BMC & MMRDA who use their weird logic’s on such things !!!
If you can BAN the dogs at Marine drive… why don’t u provide us with a place where we can take them.
Do you have an answer now BMC Official’s who suggested this ban ??????
 
 
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After a lot of controversies… finally the Marine Drive resident took a stay-order on BMC ban
Finally the could ease up & take their pets to the place they love…
Marine Drive Sea-Face !!!

But Pets & Owners…..Don’t Forget… Lift The Left-over !!!

 

Adopt A’Pet – Request To The President !!!!

Filed under: Love Bosco Shah — Trupti Shah @ 10:28 am
Freekibble is partnering with Tails Magazine, in an effort to raise awareness & kibble for shelter pets.
Our goal is 100,000 emails sent to the President asking for a Presidential Proclamation for a
NATIONAL ADOPT A SHELTER PET DAY
by the deadline of September 30.
Thanks to Halo, Purely for Pets, we’ll be donating a nutritious meal to shelter dogs and cats for each email – up to 50,000 meals
WOW! We’ve doubled our goal and are over 200,000 emails!  
THANK YOU! Let’s keep going until September 30th – email your letter(you can do it everyday) and let’s show the President how much we care about a day dedicated to adopting shelter pets!

The form through which you can email can be found on
http://www.tailsinc.com/LFPfreekibble

 
 

 
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