Sunday, December 21, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Where? In School? That "F" Grade in the report card? When that happened, what you needed to do? Repeat the class (or the subject) Right?
Now have you ever noticed, somethings ; some people ; some situations ; some "TYPE" of people REPEAT in your life!
Like you change your job but still have a typical type of colleague / boss/ subordinate again.
Always get into same / similar problems.
you change ur mate and end up getting a similar one again!
You have been ;and life wants you to learn yourself; on your own.
Life is this smart teacher that way. It does not show you and "F"; simply; silently and smartly makes you repeat!
Its up to us, the faster we learn; the faster you graduate to the next level in life.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
It happens with me often, that i go into the spiral of thoughts.
Today's Trigger : The National Anthem (that plays before Any Movie in the theater; i think it happens all over maharshtra)
I am usually looked upon as a NON-Patriot! What a shame! Are you not proud of your Great country; motherland.. etc.
Well i wont even go in the direction that Points to How Great is "Eendia" coz of the polly-ticks and all that Jing Bang.
AS always i'll go in a different tangent.....
We love to divide ourselves in groups. Dont we? Right from our Skool dez: Class; section; (red/yellow) house; his team ; her team; right upto: compaineez; uniforms; cadres.. and so on.
And we dont jut stop there. No!
I am not talking about housing societies and religions, it goes upto countries ; walls; armies and everything. (someone said patriotic.. ok.. read on)
Why do we group up as human beings? And make teams. -----------------------------One of the Questions!
Are we afraid? (Smiles again)
(by the way::: How many times in your own life have you noticed the motive of your existence as a aim/ focus/ definition change in your life term. to Skore good marks; be a good child; TOP IN CLASS/ COLLEGE/UNIV; Get the Best Job; (L)Earn more; good spouse; Good parent ( err... live your life??.. what is that?)... well this is a different post only... so later in this direction...)
Isn't most of this very similar in some or the other we. I am sure Some of us want to do something different. But are we really in for it.
ONE of things which we are afraid of.. AFRAID OF is the uncertainty.
a group of pre-historic men and women with children walking in wood at dusk; and they hear repetitive; un explained sounds.WHAT WOULD THEY DO? GROUP TOGETHER!
:- and when a lone one of them who is also away from the group reaches them he feels safer! Doesn't he?
IMAGINE (Today's age)
Too many people on a street. To many! So many that it is a crowd. And you dont seem to know anyone. They are all dressed differently; speaking different languages! And YOU SPOT SOMEONE WHO SPEAKS your language and looks and dresses like you. You simply veer toward that person and talk and feel SAFER/ comfortable!
We have reproduced and spread so much that NOW We are scared of each other! And we will do everything for our comfort. And starting with Grouping-up. This Grouping-Up; which will lead our Minds to Think of US and THEM!
And then WHAT DO WE DO? DEMARKATE OUR SPACE EH! (fight for OUR SPACE?)
Right from our neighbourhood; where we yell on the messy one who Doesnt HAVE MANNERS (the Odd one out; the one who does NOT FIT OUT GROUP)
and then right upto: OTHER religions; SECTS; colors; nations; countries and so on!
( and then i realise that the intermission of the movie i was watching has arrived!!)
Me and my MM's! (MM= One of the tags to this post .. :P)
Friday, August 01, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
i returned a few days ago from a famili get-to/vacation from out of India, where we met this guy who works for 15 months and travels for the next 12 and repeats, coz that is what he lieks to do. He has ony done 34 countries till now.
Just now i was talking to my local grocer while buying some lemons to try the new tequila, he was relating about the blasts he witnessed in Mulund and the macabre that was!
i realised that human lives are such local phenomenon. Only due to cognitive behaviour, and advancements our IQz are better now.
our lives and very trivial
trivial enuff to be lost
lost in making ourselves in line with expectations of
of the PEOPLE/norms/
of those patterns which have been found common and set to normalise things
Not those spikes in patterns which have brought about all the changes in lives/technology and learnings
It is human
to live by and in
by and in
did u know that our brain stops processing
because they are regular.
To minimise the load on the brain.
Question is ..
do u know what you are?
or u r still living under the noise.
noise to normalize our liefs!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Amidst everything and nothing happening in my life i realized a little more.
While India wakes up to the fact that becoming an engineer or a doctor is not just THE means to earning, being a cricketer or a TV artist are other alternate paths.
Its easy to say that east moves west and west moves east; the sine-wave is so perennial!
( if this weird cycles that run in my head interest this read this )
I met my ex-boss yesterday and one of the offshoots of the convo brought back his ideology on the fore ground that you should be clear as to what you want in your life in the next 1-2-5-10 years!
Only then you'll head there!
While i was juggling to find out myself, weather i liked mumbai or delhi or chandigarh or europe or Japan as a place to settle down in my life
after changing four jobs i still dont know if i like this one or what i reely wanna do in my lief!
Junji was saying that day while telling my his dad in law in chandigarh fell reely ill and he and his wife had to rush from bangalore to chd multiple times, that afterall it is better to be closer to you own folks
fact remains that they will get old!
and my mind flows to what all i wanna do in my lief, before the the big dong clocks in and says boss.. its time to go!
Monday, June 23, 2008
He told me," राजन सर भी यही के रहे थे जब मई उन्हें मिला दिल्ली में " इट्स कॉल्ड the awakening!
But it remains!!
If I, today, decide to chuck everything..... then...?
this customer was telling me the other day , "now that i have put that 10000 sq feet land on rent, i have a constant income i have made my future safe"
My colleague said, " वोह तो आप पिछली बरी भी कह रहे थे "
I Smiled to self!
It never ends.. does it?
Why dont i stop worrying about making my fuuture safe, and just use the money i have to travel the world!
Vsisit Japan, go Europe backpacking.
And live by doing whatever oddjobs are needed to earn a living!
Its a means to an end na?
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
walked for half an hour in the rain.
got up and walked out, it was pouring
I wacthed all around me people, trying to cover themselves from water.
rushing out of shops into cars.... so that they dont get wet
and here I was.
went to the atm, the gaurd said, आप तोः पूरा भीग गए !
i wore my glasses to see the atm, ha! walked out and walked
solitude and rain. it was intresting
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Now get this. I was sitting at my desk, when I remembered a phone call I had to make. I found thenumber and dialed it. A man answered saying, "Hello?" I politely said, "This is Fred Hanifin and could I please speak to Robin Carter?"
Suddenly the phone was slammed down on me! I couldn't believe that anyonecould be that rude. I tracked down Robin's correct number and called her. She had transposed the last two digits incorrectly. After I hung up with Robin, I spotted the wrong number still lying there on my desk. I decided to call it again.When the same person oncemore answered, I yelled "You're an asshole!" and hung up. Next to his phone number I wrote the word "asshole," and put it in my desk drawer. Every couple of weeks, when I was paying bills, or had a really bad day, I'd call him up. He'd answer, and I'd yell, "You're an asshole!"
It would always cheer me up. Later in the year the Phone Company introduced caIler ID. This was a real setback for me; I would have to stop calling the asshole. Then one day I had an idea. I dialed his number and when I heard his voice, "Hello?" I made up a name. "Hi. I'm with the Telephone Company and I'm just calling to see if you'd be interested in our caller ID program?"
"No!" he shouted and slammed the phone down. I quickly called him back and said, "That's because you're an asshole!"
Keep reading this, it gets better!........
An old lady at the shopping center really took her time pulling out of a parking space. I didn't thinkshe was ever going to leave. Finally, her car began to move and she started to very slowly back out of the slot. I backed up a little more to give her plenty of room to pull out. "Great", I thought, she's finally leaving.All of a sudden this black BMW comes flying up the parking aisle in the wrong direction and pulls into her space. I hit the horn and started yelling, "You can't do that. I was here first!" The guy climbed out of his BMW completely ignoring me. He walked toward the shopping center as if I didn't even exist.I thought to myself, this guy's another asshole; there sure are a lot of assholes in this world.
Then I noticed he had a "For Sale" sign in the back window of his car. I wrote down the phone number. Then I hunted for another place to park. A couple of days later, I'm sitting at my desk. I had just gotten off the phone after calling 6201606 and yelling, "You're an asshole!" (It's really easy since I have his number on speed dial now.) I noticed the phone number of the guy with the black BMW there on my desk and thought I'd better call this guy, too. After a couple ringssomeone answered the phone and said, "Hello." I said, "Is this the man with the black BMW for sale?"
"Yes, it is.""Can you tell me where I can see it?""Yes, I live at 1802 West 34th street. It's a yellow house and the car's parked right out front."I said, "What's your name?" "My name is Don Hansen.""When's a good time to catch you, Don?" "I'm home in the evenings.""Listen Don, can I tell you something?" "Sure...""Don, you're an asshole!" And I slammed the phone down. Then, I added Don Hansen's number to my speed dialer. I must say, for a while things seemed to be going much better for me. Now when I had a problem I had two assholes to call. Then, after several months of calling the assholes and hanging up on them, it just wasn't as enjoyable as it used to be. I gave the problem someserious thought and came up with this solution:
First, I had my phone speeddial asshole #1. A man answered nicely,"Hello?" I yelled "You're anasshole!", but I didn't hang up. The asshole said, "Are you still there?" I said, "Yeah."He said, "Stop calling me." I said, "Make me." He said, "What's your name, pal?"So I told him, "Don Hansen." He said, "Where do you live?" "1802 West 34th Street. It's a yellow house and my black BMW's parked out front." "I'm coming over right now, Don. You'd better startsaying your prayers." "Yeah, like I'm really scared, asshole!", and I hung up.Then I called asshole #2. Don Hansen answered, "Hello?" I said, "Hello, asshole."He said, "If I ever find out who you are..." "You'll what?" "I'll kick your ass.""Well, here's your chance. I'm coming over right now, asshole."And I hung up. Then I picked up the phone and called the police. I told them I was on my way to 1802 West 34th Street and that I was going to kill my gay lover as soon as I got there. Another quick call to Channel 13 about the gang war going on down on West 34th Street... Afterthat I climbed into my car and headed over to 34th Street to watch the whole thing.
Glorious satisfaction!Watching two assholes kicking the crap out of each other in front of 6 squad cars, a police helicopter and a news crew was one of the greatest experiences of my life!
Well, Now you know what to do if you have a really bad day !!!
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Was also in a movie theatre multiple times. You know the tradition we have in Maharashtra... the National Anthem.
Then started the movie about "Stark Industries" ( if you have seen it you know it)
Prolly another Hindi movie black and white and not to mention Khuda ke liye.
With all this inside the head, and me travelling here and there meeting different people for work is heady mix.
Its usually found in the newspaper: racist comments were passed.
What race are we talking about?
I mean Hello, i thought we were all humans! Its one race ain't it?
We keep making different groups, communities, cultures, languages, boundaries, countries, flags, national anthems, etc etc etc.
You know why?
Because we are all Cowards! yes! I said it.
We need to make a group, to stand together to fight the odds.
What started as a group to fight adversaries of animals, environment etc has today become something very different.
It is strange that prolly we are the only "RACE" who would kill each other.
Like goldfish, which has a memory span of a few minutes, we as humans forget that we are we! not different Races!
the Movie I Day July fourth, rightly brought out the view that only an International cause/ calamity can bring the "race" together.
I am pained to see so much pain around for no reason!
Sunday, May 04, 2008
The need to define. What I want in my life partner.
I think now, everyone i know and don't know has already questioned me about the woman of my life.
I have some very interesting set of friends with different views. So many girls/women i know have their own versions of who women are and what they should be.
Without going towards the works of Desmond Morris, I have my own opinion.
Some may find this opinion sexist, but fact remains that a woman is not a man.
Having said that, I will not go into much detail of what is manly work or womanly work. Lets not try and get into the nitty-gritty. Right from cleaning houses, cooking etc to riding a bike, or driving a train or a plane or even building huge empires (read companies in today's context).
Both men and women can do all that.
Though not all MEN and all WOMEN can do all.
So many women i know just cannot maintain houses or cook or do all those "things" which are type-casted as their role.
THIS is where the key lies: Type CASTING.
Who does it. You may say: the Society!! ( ah!)
Society is like a mirror reflection of the perception of us Humans' roles in the constantly changing socio-economic-political scenario. ( please tell me if you dont get this line, I can explain this if you dont get it...)
We often challenge and boo at (the so called) society. But society is always right in making opinions views and RULES. Only problem is that those rules are for a specific (time)period, region and environment, but OUR INERTIA, makes it difficult to let go of these ideas even when all those parameters have swiftly drifted into new ones.
Most of the super(duper)stitions (Superstitions) are very very logical, especially if seen from a the point of view of that time and that community. (IN FACT ALL)
So if a woman of today, feels that why should men have all the fun( supposedly)? and that they too can do everything that men can. Sure they can.
But!! till the time we are biologically different; i am more happy to be with a more womanly woman. Someone who is logically able to define her roles and duties keeping in mind both (Without going overboard), the new world around her and the fact that she is physically, mentally and emotionally a different TYPE of human.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
It was a common scene, around 11PM, I had just updated my RKD, and ~ 3 odd chat windows were open. I realised that it was more than 'very long' that i was staring in what was written as "SAMSUNG"!
But i was not there, i was teletransported to a past incident.
~ circa 1996
i recall my often visited friend Rahul, he was sitting in front of his desktop, busy with Yahoo chatrooms open and with quite few chat windows open as well, briskly typing quirky remarks here and there. I used to think, how can he just go on chatting so so many unknowns!
And here i was !! dunno what i wished, or he wished!
And then it kept spilling, from all corners : the Vaio that i deeply desired, the guitar that reached my house( and is still lying there), where I live now, where all i have travlled, all my job changes, my movement to Mumbai, So much that I see around me.Just about everything around me seems to have manifested from tiny to grand said or unsaid desires of mine
I actually get goosepimples when I Connect the Dots somethimes!!
Makes me strongly believe in the fallout of the Karma Theory: The universe around us is so fertile that we need to be very careful of not just what we ask for but also of what we think in our subconscious mind.
FOCUS !FOCUS !FOCUS!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
““When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.””
Paulo Coelho quotes
A person wants ( deeply desires ) something and... yes.. the UNI-verse* CONS-pyres* to hellP* achieve !! And now the other person deeply desires / wants / wishes another thing, which is in complete conflict of "A person"'s Deep desire!
Pertinent question arose out of two situations:
1. When father living in one city had a sleepless night as he was deeply worried about something: Son #1( oblivious about father's worries) in city #2 also had sleepless night and had negative thoughts about father. Son# 2 ( also oblivious about father's worries) in City #3 all-so* could not Sleep.
2. Girl and boy are nearly seeing each other, but break off. Much later girl's brother (husband) and girl's SIL (wife) are concerned about girl as she is going through a rough patch! Now Husband and WIFE who know boy very well, persuade him. They deeply desire that the girl any boy be together. Girl and / or Boy may-not / DO NOT want to be together.
Point # 1 : Connection and Connectivity Theory ( of Author)
Point # 2 : Conspiracy Thoery ( Of Paulo Coelho, another Author)
Keeping above two in mind, Question Here: Who is the universe here and what will it do in case of "A Person" and in case of girl and boy?
* excuse the pun intended by the Phonetically challenged author
Saturday, March 01, 2008
It is worth noticing that humans are among the very rare species whose children spend the longest time ever to become independent!
They need a support system. Family! Society!
the supposed inflection point / change referred above billions of years ago is causing those billions of people i am in contact with whose names start from A to Z and any other letter known to tell me that I SHOULD GET MARRIED!!
Can you beat that? Beat that here is beat the inflection that happened THEN!
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Cold Reboot: as the call it! Gazillions of tinier than tiny Switches who are lying in a extremely random looking but carrying significant amount of information in the forms of "ON" or "OFF' are simultaneously RE_SET into an extremely known looking pattern
( just imagine: the complete sky filled with a zillion more stars twinkling at unknown frequencies; suddenly switch on to form a known pattern)
I have been like that for quite a while now ( scattered Random lights)
Talked to "junji" after a few days for long enough to start talking in our wonderful puzzles between puzzles and enjoyed!
Seemed to have reset some of those lights. Feeling a little saner now; only a little.
Somehow; I miss my types. And just cant seemed to find them...
need to work on self rebooting techniques...
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Of chilly air
Of Wood burning
Of the Dhol
Of your heart
Of your feet
Of the fire burning
Of the smiles Turning
Of the cat calls of the Chaddi-Buddies
And I am Here..
at 30 Degrees of heat
and Unknown Degrees of seperation
in the Sea- of people.. amid people running helter skelter to meet the ends ......... ends of the dreams that keep changing with every new sparkle that gets visible!
What am I doing here?
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
And I am sure you all have too..
The life around you is too fast but your mind is able to capture those tiny details and you are existing in both the domains.
Music- fast but... your mind .. enjoying some of the slower paced moments of life.
Traffic -Everyone Impatiently trying to get 'There' faster and you are calm in your sphere..
Do you live in ur Sphere? Your world defined by you!
Or you live a life Defined by the World around?
What are your parameters of life?
Do you know?