Monday, November 1, 2010
Now, there is something different about this nostalgia though. It's not the celebrations, it's not the memories of someone, it's not the love. It's purely me. Purely me who has lost touch with home place. Come to think about it many such nostalgic moments have been take care off by who .. wait ..
Communication technology! technology has made me delusional. It has helped me forget oh no not forget but shift my eyes off the glaring fact that I am 14,000 kms away from my home. It has lead me to believe that my mom's voice is not that far away, my friends chat wisdoms are not too distant, my cousins' leh venture is just a facebook away, my right there all the time. It has kept me away from home and still brought all the movies I wanted to watch right at my lap. It has still brought my cricket live to me. It has shown me those diyaas once already and is gonna happen again this Diwali.
So all this, though sounds praise worthy, is scary. I am sure it's not just me who feels this way. How can this new place in middle of nowhere be my new home? how can I just by voices, or decoded live digital images of my loved ones, be so sure they are All right? I can never be. How can they be so sure to believe I still exist for they haven't seen me .. i haven't seen them .. touched or sensed each other ... ??
I could very well be butchered to digitized image of myself, digitized voice of myself, digitized awaaz of myself, digitized intelligence... they don't really know I exist. well turn the tables around - i don't either :( :(
Sunday, October 17, 2010
.. beats a lonely rythm all night long
i waited for the final scene and all the pieces almost suddenly came in together (not that the pieces were flying around like in Nolan's movies)
And then the song is been in auto-play mode all night long since ...
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
*Is praying for a day when peace becomes a religion @Sneha
*1/3 for hindus , 1/3 for muslims & 1/3 for ram lalla @Thakur
*At this point I should admit I have no clue on what exactly is the Ayodhya conflict or even is this place Ayodhya. kthxbai @Annkur
*"Media" is a bigger danger to nation peace than the interested parties :) They are very worried about everybody got '1/3' :( @Adarsh
Might be they thought they also deserved a '1/3' :P
*Finally....Verdict came .... and now we have to go to office tomorrow.... :(:( @Vaibhav
I by the end of reading of it >>
Read more at: http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/allahabad-high-court-to-deliver-ayodhya-verdict-after-3-pm-today-55881
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
“I just stand on the street and call out for Azaadi,” says Rafiqa at the night procession in Rambagh. “And people join in.” Even at 1 a.m., more women, accompanied by infants, join the march to chant slogans.
“Things seemed to be much worse during the years of militancy.” His reply was a revelation, like the lifting of several veils all at once: “Each time things get better,” he said, “The mind forgets how bad they can get.”
the key point to recognise in approaching the Kashmir issue is that in this era of post-nationalism, it is possible to preserve the distinct Kashmiri cultural identity in an autonomous political framework that is not at odds with the idea of it being part of a larger Indian Union
Kashmiriyat is a proud assertion of a unique Kashmiri cultural identity that is unabashedly pluralist in its moorings, inclusive in its orientation that embraces both Muslims and Pandits. It is as far removed from the hard-line Islamists who seek to hijack this sentiment and turn it into a movement for self-determination, as it is from the Hindu nationalists who demand Kashmir's complete integration with the Indian Union
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
“What makes you think human beings are sentient and aware? There’s no evidence for it. Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told—and become upset if they are exposed to any different view. The characteristic human trait is not awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare. Other animals fight for territory or food; but, uniquely in the animal kingdom, human beings fight for their ‘beliefs.’ The reason is that beliefs guide behavior, which has evolutionary importance among human beings. But at a time when our behavior may well lead us to extinction, I see no reason to assume we have any awareness at all. We are stubborn, self-destructive conformists. Any other view of our species is just a self-congratulatory delusion. Next question.”
who said it - Malcolm's character in the book "The Lost World" Michael Crichton
where did I pick it up from - http://aristotlethegeek.wordpress.com/2010/08/18/sentient-awareness/
Saturday, August 14, 2010
So the point being I witness these Facebook videos on being an Indian .. the Great Indian Zero and Chip inventors of India etc etc... I feel sense of nothing anymore.. I just don't do ! ... its as if the whole idea of being Indian is just a farce .. how can common Bollywood or cricket or Bombay stock exchange or Nehru or Gandhi or IIT or IIM be the only elements of resultant kinship.. and the only other thing that binds us is religion and its people... so am I encompassing all the essentials building blocks of the nation state of being Indian .. or is there more to it? Why I feel like writing about it? Why does goose bumps don't feel genuine anymore? Why do I feel almost nauseated when I feel those goose bumps ...
I know why... cauz I have been doing absolutely nothing about those goose bumps! .. its like that feeling which has made you feel nice time and again .. only now you are just so sick of its vanity!! :(
few posts that I have been bumping into and have bumped into or have keyed in myself - all adding to farcity ...
Update 1 -
Monday, May 31, 2010
This handsome trophy is awarded to those outstanding citizens who acknowledge 6+billion humans on Earth is more than enough, and who put their money where their gonads are.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
unlike other animals, humans are acutely aware of their own mortality and are terrified of death. But the study of cosmology gives us sense of timelessness, of being part of something much larger. The fact that your own personal life is finite is less frightening when you know you are part of evolving universe - an ever-unfolding drama. This is probably the closest a scientist can come to having religions experience.
Source: Phantoms in the Brain, V.S. Ramachandran, Sandra Blakeslee link
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Something I wrote way back during IPL v1.0 ... (looking back .. feel lil naive now)
Would you ever know?
In a grand ceremony with well wishes from every one to any one - Cricket (HE) weds Entertainment (SHE). Everyone from family to friends to 'baraati' cheer them up. They go out for honeymoon.. they both have great fun.. Explore each other like they never thought they could. The amalgamation is what the best they thought could happen to them. The amalgamation is what everyone thought best could happen to boring He and out-of-partners She. The pundits, the city mayor, the priests all are happy because they know this is the best possible solution because the followers are happy. After all, both of them have grown together… both will know each other so well … both will take care of each other like they never could of themselves…
Then one day when the Honeymoon was over, He sees someone - hmmm is it that old buddy .. the popular the sporty the elegant ... he takes a look at his (buddy’s) hand. And immediately recognition strike. He knows who he is... he is the one who use to win all the awards in school... he is the one who use to be so popular … he is the one who... who wore 8 gold rings!!! … What... how... when did that happen????
He doesn’t know?? He asks his wife?? She even wonders what those 8 gold rings are??? [She asks are they designed by Tanishq?] Well he doesn't know that of course neither is there anyone to tell him. Then one day looks out of window and sees a kid playing. Running getting dirty all over with no concerns with no .. with no … with no nothing… He was playing!! Simply playing!!! Oh my god when did I … its been ages when I only played… i dress prada … i drink scotch… I dance all night … but when in morning I want to play… I … I cannot… I m tired already!!!
Then one night he knew he cannot go for the party, he lets her leave as well. He goes to the park he use to play everyday. He finds his old buddy again and realizes there and there what is needed…
ps. Hockey has won 8 gold medals in olympics...
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
AK for some weird reason acts "vocal" Chaplin. SJ does what he does least best. MD is again wasted. BI overdoes it for very first time. The jokes are pale - starting with Astronaut pens.
What followed first? AK Preaching or the Preaching script?? I wonder!
May be one should go back to following movie for more subtle preaching! 'In which Annie gives those ones'. (due credits to Mr. D for introducing me to that movie)