Tuesday, 18 December, 2007

an ODE to LOVE. . . from FRIENDSHIP


To Love,
I waited and waited and waited again
waited patiently for MY dear friend
hoping to fall into YOU someday soon
I waited and waited and waited again

looked up all night for the falling stars
awaited life long for MY place in YOUR heart
but then I agnise that YOU belong to a chosen few
whereas I belong to everyone, including YOU

nirvana came to ME of late
when I awoke to evaluate
perplexed by the nightmare true
the only thing I still did was wait for YOU

they warned ME about the way YOU strike
I never paid heed or even put up a fight
may be I was a fool to believe in YOU
'coz I never thought YOU would hurt ME too

how could YOU do what YOU did?
doesn't it matter how I live?
I thought YOU were MY friend through and through
but then I realise YOU are friends with only YOU

I knew life's full of the mysteries YOU unfold
I knew life itself is in YOUR stronghold
but when I mused over life's discomforting fling
I realised life moves only when YOU pull its string
the strings YOU pull makes enchanting euphony most of the time
but the wrong chords YOU strike are never sublime

some take my route to find YOURS
some take yours to find MINE
almost all quander at the crossway
few learn from the journey and most get dismayed

paths may differ, run parallel or twine
but everyone takes a path, no matter whether its YOUR or MINE

so close yet so far WE stand
almost alike, withal so fanned
may be someday YOU would see ME and YOURSELF as strands
parts of the ultimate puzzle YOU are yet to understand
after all its not any puzzle I indite about
its the puzzle of puzzles which WE both can't do without

peradventure WE were never destined to enlace
may be serving OUR travellers is the only means to embrace
YOU might fear that I would want YOU to efface
but effacing LOVE is the only thing I can never ideate

and hence,
I waited and waited and waited again
waited patiently for MY dear friend
hoping to fall into YOU someday soon
I waited and waited and waited again. . .
From FRIENDSHIP

(ps:impersonal post)

Friday, 31 August, 2007

FOREVER...

"FOREVER"...a word so beautiful that it leaves most of us speechless and spellbound."FOREVER" is just like any other word in English language but has been exalted to a greater status and for some reason we humans have valued it a lot more maybe because it sends out a subtle signal of timelessness, a word which makes you feel that it can transcend time but it cant, much like all other words. After all words are mere words and nothing more or nothing less.

"FOREVER"has synonyms like always, constantly, eternally, everlasting, evermore, incessantly, perpetually, unremittingly and many more and sounds great adjacent to love, like, affection, rainbow, moon, stars, you, me, us, we and all those other elegant words just like "FOREVER" itself, are but mere servants of time and fortune, just like life itself is. Yeah its unfair to all of us that all those beautiful words may sound highly hypocritic all of a sudden but life is a hypocrisy in itself after all it gives away to death too. Life is funny and lamentable all in the same breath.The same breath which can be taken away without a moment's notice and hence "FOREVER"is nothing but a word beautiful enough to fool us with its meaning. Forever is a word whose price we pay for not knowing its value.

Yeah, its hard knowing someone you admire, someone you look up to, someone you believe in, someone you trust, someone you like, someone you love, someone you call a friend, someone you want to be there with you all your life won't be there because nothing and nothing at all is "FOREVER" not even the word itself.

The things and people and emotions and tears of joy and smiles of sadness and many other wonders of humane world may not be with you all your life and can desert you in the middle of nowhere but as long as they are there, be sure to enjoy them because the truth remains "FOREVER is never literally "FOREVER". "FOREVER" lives in that very moment which we think would last FOREVER. That's the best way one can put it."FOREVER" dwells in our happy mind and sips from our beautiful thoughts."FOREVER" eats us hollow and leaves us dry and enchanted from within without letting us know what pleasing impairment it has induced in us, our heart, our mind and our soul.

You and i both have to face it why not just realise it and not get hurt. Yeah its easier said than done alright but trust me we all have to face it every once in a while may be in a small or a big way, may be today or tomorrow, may be because we want it to or may be because someone else does, but eventually "FOREVER" will give away to just memories-sweet,sad n sugary memories which will cause nothing but pain and tears and the occasional smile too. When we utter or when we hear the beautiful word "FOREVER" we immediately tend to look at the world through a rose tinted glass and it looks oh so be beautiful :) doesn't it..? May be that's what makes us forget that the tinge of rose can very easily turn blood red in a moment, but guess what ? reality strikes back soon enough to laugh on your face to say "wake up,life is here".

"FOREVER" is just a dream that never meets reality."FOREVER" is just a word which invites hope, which invites passion, which invites desire, which invites love and which of course invites a unsaid unspoken promise, invoking all in a moment and getting lost in the same."FOREVER" is at best a mere lip service wrapped up in a word which is beautiful enough to be believed in but ugly enough to leave you entirely alone and as soon as you go out and reach for it, it may soon vanish right into the thin air in front of your very own eyes just like a mirage and you can do absolutely nothing about it, not even cry because you chose it for yourself. In fact we all choose "FOREVER" at some point of our life and we get let down by it and it forces us to believe that the tunnel has an end which ends in glorification of our beliefs but as soon as we fathom that the tunnel has no end we come to agnise that we are all but alone in this lost and lonely world with no one absolutely no one but ourselves to guide us through the maze called life. Why do we let it happen? Even if we know deep down its not going to be there "FOREVER". May be because we are all programmed to see the world through the proverbial rosy glasses, but there is a painful thing we forget which is that only a rose tinged glass doesn't let you see the colour of blood when it pours out until its too late to make amends.

So all i can say is just get out there and eat your favourite chocolate, lick your favourite ice cream, sip your favourite drink, play in the mud,admire the sunset,swim in the water, gaze at the stars, feel the grass beneath your naked feet, dance to your favourite tune, sing your favourite song, lie in the hammock, smile for no reason at all,look at the moon, let your hair down, take a stride on the wet sand, catch someone looking into you, listen to the heartbeats of that certain someone and grab the one you love or even just read my blog all over again ;) what ever it is that you want "FOREVER" and you think you love, enjoy it, relish it, savour it then and there because that may be that very moment is all that you have in life and may be then whisper the word "FOREVER" for one last beautiful immortal moment, only this time being fully aware of what that word actually means to you and to the person you are expressing it to..:)

Saturday, 21 July, 2007

SHE...


MUSE when wished
SOOTHING when needed
AMOROUS when required
COIFFURING on a distant fire

crying all ALONE whole night
watching her DEPARTED go by her side
shining on BORROWED light
getting BATTERED to save her pride

although the STARS stay with her
and the CLOUDS always drift by
but she is still a very LONELY soul
always out there fighting DARKNESS alone everytime

spreading smiles with her RADIANCE
making LOVE with the night
still WEEPING alone all the while
as if CURSED all her life

REASON for a zillion romances
WITNESS to a zillion kisses
CAUSE for a zillion pairs
ironically LONESOME all through her life

the reason behind the RHYTHMIC tides
OVERSHADOWING darkness with its light
lifting the VEIL of the night
distanced from her MATE for the eternity that is her life


WAITING for the evening
HOLDING back for the fire to set inside
sometimes COMPLIMENTING him with her glorious sight
FADING out into the night

never complaining about her LIFE
never asking for ATTENTION
neither begging for CONTEMPLATION
the world's most beautiful REFLECTION

SELFLESS,virgin,lustrous and bright
shining brilliantly throughout TIME
INSPIRATION for myriad lives
she is my only FRIEND tonight...

Saturday, 30 June, 2007

LIFE and its LEDGE


PISMIRE of humans
in QUAGMIRE of hope
WRIER of faith
LED me to a slope

looking at the slope made me THINK
what led me here to this BRINK
the answers seem to come from beyond and WITHIN
i am to blame for my CURSE and my SIN

i guided myself to this JINX
and i am the one to SHATTER its realms
demolishing the spell was NEVER the problem
but the fear of the AFTERMATH was too difficult to handle
WALKING BACK from life was never too hard
but the LEDGE asked me questions life never asked

these questions are the REASONS for me to stay
to BROOD over issues like why am i here today
i wont GO until i find my answers
answers which QUENCH my thirst in every which way

BACKING OUT of life was never too tough
but TOUGH were the questions ASKED by the ledge
since i just had a new LEASH of life
i set out to question back at LIFE

the ledge made me question life in a whole NEW WAY
it made me PONDER about the way we SWAY
the questions it asked had its OWN answers
answers so CONVOLUTED which desired to DISARRAY

may be CONFUSION was its MEDIUM
its way to SAY
that life is here WITH YOU to stay

the more i CONTEMPLATE about life and its ways
i never fail to see how it
plays with ME
plays with YOU
even plays with SELF
to glare its HUE
the more i wonder about life and its IMBUE
i always amazingly end up LOVING LIFE IN TRUCE . . .

Monday, 11 June, 2007

HIDDEN and LOST.


with this storm raging up above
standing here all alone
wishing an ocean of down pour
dreaming to get LOST in the abyss unknown

the unknown mystifies me tonight
coz its the only place where i can HIDE
don't know from what
don't even know why

HIDE to get LOST
LOST just to HIDE
LOST in darkness
HIDDEN in light
where light and darkness cease to fight

HIDE from myself and from thee
HIDE from the people and the things we see
HIDE from the usual and the decree
HIDE from the hatred in the love
HIDE from the darkness in the light
HIDE from the lies in the truth
HIDE where winners win and losers lose
HIDE where the one who strives gets the fruit
HIDE in a place where i can get lost

wish getting LOST was so easy
as easy as feeling sad may be
but how the hell do i get LOST ?
in a place where i know all the directions already

then again getting LOST is so easy
as easy as losing yourself in the crowd may be
but how the hell do i get LOST ?
around people who are LOST already

LOST in darkness and in grief
LOST in despair and in disease
LOST in lust and in creed
LOST in winning and in greed
LOST in freedom and in speed
LOST in restriction and in weed
LOST in strife and even in peace
LOST in life without any heed...

Sunday, 13 May, 2007

the ONLY SORRY i'vl EVER be . . .


here i STAND today
FACING you upfront
SOMETHING i had to do
for something i had DONE

yes i KNOW
CRYING is not the way
and i realise this is not FUN
but WHAT can i do
life's been so UNDONE






yes i knew you were RIGHT
yes i knew i was WRONG
up all the WAY through
from the place where WE begun

YES i was wrong
so DAMN what ?
why should i ALWAYS be right ?
in this damn f#$&ed up WORLD

yeah YEAH yeah
i know what THEY say
they say am CROOKED
but NONETHELESS are they

oh yeah TRUE
thats not WHO i am
and you know this COZ
you ACTUALLY know who i am

i know am not PERFECT
you know neither is GOD
may be thats what the PROBLEM is
may be thats where we LOST

may be i was my WORST enemy
may be i was just SCARED
scared of RESENTMENT
becoming my own DESPAIR

yes i know we didnt PLAN this
then again who can plan LIFE ?
life is always a STRUGGLE
and thats why we call it a FIGHT

belief trust and LOVE
was all you ever SHOWERED
and LOOK what i gave you
being such a COWARD

wish i was STRONGER
when i TRULY needed to be
now that the TIME has past
i have finally become a MAN that is me

dont know what i MEANT to you
DONT even know what i meant to me
all i know is you meant a LOT
although that i FAILED to see

yes i was BLIND
from the beginning till the END
coz what i was truly DOING
was just following a fake TREND

this false PRETENSE i walked with
was what had DRIVEN me blind
NOW that i can see
i am trying to REALIGN

no i dont care if the WORLD's reading
read ALL that i have wrote
just be sure to READ the sorry
that is all what i HOPE

never would have been GLOOMY
never would have even TRIED
but what could i DO
you never CAESE to FLOURISH from my eye

yea i know FORGIVENESS is difficult
yea i know its so HARD
but if there is ANYONE in the world
you are the ONLY one who can try

they say EVERYTHING HAPPENS for a reason
and they say the ultimate REASON is FATE
but fate is an EXCUSE,just to VINDICATE

thay say time is the greatest HEALER
they say TIME forgives all
may be thats why you should FORGIVE me
for the sake of the time when we ENTHRALLED

knowing WHO you really are
you really wouldn't CARE
but may be you KNOWING who i really am
might help you forgive my ERR

yeah those were LOUSY excuses
which shouldn't make SENSE at all
but i couldn't find better ALIBIS
to make you COMMEND MY FAULT

Sunday, 6 May, 2007

YOU n ME n The STARRY SEA

Tell me what you see
when you close your eyes

I see the stars in the open skies
I see everywhere,in the darkness,
there are lights

Tell me what you see
When you close your eyes
Don't you feel me here in your heart tonight

I feel you
I feel me
I feel us beneath the starlit sky

Tell me what you see
When you close your eyes
Don't you sense like an angel inside

I see,as we lie beneath the stars
I realize how small we are
and
I see the lights of paradise
Behind the back of fireflies.

Tell me what you see
When you close your eyes
Don't you think the moon has eyes

I see the moon and I see the stars
I see us among the sparks
The stars tell a story of everything and time
and
They tell me that you are mine

I see so many sights unseen
I feel so many feelings unfelt
Is it you or is it me ?
or is it just us beneath the starry sea...

Tuesday, 10 April, 2007

THERE SHE COMES AGAIN . . .


There she comes again
back to canoodle me
fondling me all over
judging me hazy

There she comes again
back into my mind
unfurling her wings
driving me blind

There she comes again
back into my soul
inflicting pain and pleasure
wheedling me to cajole

There she comes again
back into my spirit
dispelling my life
trancing me to forfeit

There she comes again
back into my heart
hurting like a splinter
tearing me apart

There she comes again
back into my arms
snuggling me around
wooing me to disarm

There she comes again
back into my skin
yearning my vice
seducing me to spin

There she comes again
back into my ear
twisting and swirling around
inducing me to endear

There she comes again
back into the smell
aromating her scent
impelling me like a spell

There she comes again
back into my lips
redeeming my temptation
sensing my eclipse

There she comes again
back into my eye
flourishing and fading
without bidding me goodbye . . .

Sunday, 8 April, 2007

CONVICTED to CONVICTION

how will this WILL ever SUBDUE
how will this DESIRE ever DIE
how will this TRUTH ever LIE
how will my SPIRIT ever COMPLY

what if the DESTINATION is afar
what if the JOURNEY is tough
what if the ROUTE's full of thorns
what if the HORIZON is hazy
what if the NIGHT overshadows the sun
what if my HEART wants to reckon...

...coz' every destination has ANSWERS
coz' every journey has LESSONS
coz' every route has BARRIERS
coz' every horizon is a BEGINNING
coz' every star BURNS
coz' every night GIVES AWAY
coz' every heart can FRAY

thus
never let your belief ASTRAY.

Thursday, 29 March, 2007

"WOEmen" of devELOPING iNDIA

THE FACTS and FIGURES:
A widow should be long suffering until death,self-restarined and chaste.
a virtuous wife who remains chaste when her husband has died goes to heaven.
a woman who is unfaithful to her (DEAD)husband is reborn in the womb of a jackal.
The Laws of Manu.
Chapter 5 Verse 156-161
Dharamshastras
("SACRED" Hindu Texts)

According to dharamshastras there are three ways for a widow either sati,life of penance or remarriage with the younger brother of her husband.

There are over 34 million widows in India according to the 2001 cencus.many continue to live in the conditions of social,economic and cultural deprivation as prescribed 2000 years ago by the sacred texts of manu.

THE STORY and THE CHARACTERS:
Film:Water(oscar nominated for best foreign film 2007)
Director:Deepa Mehta
Country:Canada(filmed in Sri Lanka)based in India on the banks of river Ganges.
Words defining the movie:Haunting Truth
Scandals involved:Shoot in Varanasi was stopped due to threats and demonstrations orchestrated by Hindu fundamentalist groups supported by the leadership of the state government in Uttar Pradesh due to which it had to shift location to Sri Lanka.
Principal Characters:
Chuhiya:a 7-8 yr old lil girl who is a widow.
Kalyani:a 19-20 yr old graceful girl who falls in love with narayana.
Narayana:a follower of Gandhi who is 30 yrs old or so and is in favour of widow reforms.
Madhumati:a lady who lives in the widow house and is in two minds whether to follow the so called sacred texts or to follow her heart.

THE STARK COMMENTS and HAUNTING QUESTIONS:
Chuhiya's Father: [to young Chuhiya] Child. Do you remember getting married? Your husband is dead. You're a widow now.
Chuhiya:up until when baba ?

Chuhiya:(after visiting the widow house where she is left by her parents)baba where is maa ? I wont stay here baba i wont i wont i wont *cries out loud*

(Another widow while taking water from a river) a priest says "stay clear of me...let not your wicked shadow fall on me"

(In a temple where all widows hav to beg for money as they are not allowed to earn their own money)
chuhiya:why all this ? go drown yourself! (btw all the money was deposited in ashram's account)

A procurer comes along in the night and takes a young beautiful widow to a rich merchant where she serves as a cyprian(read whore)

In a particular event A very old aged widow dies after which the other widows have to look after her dead body for her last rites but they have no money to do that(coz they arent allowed to work they can only amass money by begging which by the way moves to temple fund...so what was the way out one might ask...i too am left asking the same)

Narayana:kalyani devi,when did you become a widow ?
Kalyani:I dont remember may be 9 yrs old
Narayana:how was he ?
Kalyani:I dont know,I never met him.

Madhumati:even thinking about reamarriage is a crime!
Chuhiya:why ?
Madhumati:Ask God!
(Chuhiya:where is he ?
Madhumati:how do I know ?
Chuhiya:then who does ?
Madhumati:God knows everything
Chuhiya:how and again where is he ?)

Narayan's dad:narayan listen a brahmin can sleep with any woman because the woman is always benificiary irrespective of who she is.
narayan:lord Ram once said to Bharat said never respect any brahmin who use vedas for their profit.

Madhumati:there must be a reason behind us coming here (widow house)
Narayan:a mouth less to feed,4 sarees,a bed,a corner of your house is free, no other reason,this too is a business in the shadow of religion.

Chuhiya a small girl of age 8 now is sent to a rich merchant who uses her as a tart.(just a fancy word for whore coz I as a human being feel deeply ashamed and immoral to use the word in context to a 8 yr old girl (for that matter any girl of any age) with all due respect to all the hindu shastras and the sacred brahmins and thier laws the sacred thread which gives them the right to... and everyother person who is supposedly sacred by birth and not by DEEDS)
The END

THE CONTEMPLATION and RUMINATION:
A few days ago I was asked to speak about a topic in a sort of elocution competition the topic was "SHOULD WOMEN WORK IN NIGHT ?"I as a part of young DEVELOPING INDIA with a GDP of 9.3 and growing said "if today we ask ourselves that whether women should work in night then I guess we have no rights to dream of a developed India...what purpose does it serve anyway ? isnt it a shame that we are even asking these kind of questions when we CRY OUT LOUD about WOMEN EMPOWERMENT WOMEN RIGHTS WOMEN BILL WOMEN RESERVATION ? the question arises that why arent more women working in night shifts ? because the law and order situation in India needs improvement"and I said a lot more about SO CALLED women empowerment but what followed this was actually very saddening,then I thought why not ask the girls what do they think.I thought most of them thought the same way I did but then what I didnt realise was how deeply rooted this evil and profoundness of shadow of self doubt was.most of the girls who are currently pursuing bachelor's degree answered me negatively and said may be women should not work at night because of several reasons.after which i asked them would you consider your educated decision provided the law and order situation in the cities and towns of India becomes better ? there was a silence which made me substantiate the fact that women empowerment should start with women themselves and empowerment begins in the mind and soul until the minds are ignited with flame of knowledge andwisdom with urge to fly high no change will ever occur in India or the women brooding in it.

THE BELIEF:
(I with all my heart and mind and body and soul want this India to change.hope some if not all of you girls will someday rise form the ashes of so called pseudo culture and customs and realise your potential and set yourself free and fly.......Best of Luck...and yeah kick some fundaMENTALists of which ever religion you want,afterall all of them have prejudices against womenhood)

I live for CHANGE so should YOU.........be THE CHANGE for a CHANGE !

Friday, 23 March, 2007

yeh PYAR kya hota hai ...

jahaan haar mein jeet hai,
aur jeet mein haar hai,
yehi toh pyar hai ,
bas yehi toh pyar hai.

pyar mein acha aur bura nahi hota,
pyar mein saahey aur galat nahi hota,
joo hota hai bas pyar hota hai,
aur pyar ke siwaai kuch nahi hota.

adhurey rishton sey kissi ko kabhi pyar nahi milta,
jhooth keyy sahare mein pyar kabhi kisiko nahi milta,
jo miltey adhurey rishton mein pyar ke mithass,
toh duniya mein pyar ke siwaai aur kuch nahi milta.

jab dard mein khushi hoo,
aur khushi mein aasooon,
inn aasoon key khushi mein joh pyar panapta hai,
iss pyar ko dard kaun pahuchaye,
jab iss pyar ka janam heyy dard mein hota hai.

pyar ko log aaj kitna nufrat kartey hain,
itna nafrat kartey hai key nafrat ko heey pyar kartey hain,
agar isshey tarah haar nafrat mein chupa hoo pyar,
toh log nafrat seyy kyun...pyar seyy kyun pyar nahi kartey hain?

kuch loog pyar sey darr teyy theey,
kuch loog pyar mein dartey hain,
yeh kaisa pyar jiskey darr mein jeetey hoo,
yeh kaisa pyar jisme darr key jeetey hoo,
kyunki pyar toh harr darr ka jawaab hota hai,
kyunki sirf pyar heyy toh harr darr seyy paare hota hai.

logg pyar mein matlaab dhundtey hain,
magar pyar toh bematlaab hota hai,
(kyunki)agar hota hai pyar mein matlab koi,
toh woh pyar nahi dhoka hota hai.

pyar toh harr rog ka illaz hota hai,
magar pyar sey bada kya rog hota hai ?
yeh kaisa rog hai jiska illaz heey nahi hota hai,
magar ek aisa rog jo harr rog ka illaz hota hai.

aur kitna likhun pyar ke baarein mein
raat ke saadey teen bajney koo aaye

jo likhunga toh log murakh kahengey
waise bhi main murakh kahaan
mujhse murakh toh woh jo pyar key naam iss kavita ko padhengey
kyunki agar log padh keyy kavita pyar samajh jaatey
toh main kyun leekhta
joo main leekhkey naa samajhpaya
woh tum padhkey kya samajhlogey...

(my first hinglish poem :) )


Sunday, 4 March, 2007

HOLI - the festival of COLOUR DISSOLUTION!

HOLI....when colours dont matter (literally)
A hindu festival whose roots go back well (no one exactly knows how many years) but how can this ancient festival serve as an eternal moral lesson for eons to come ? lets see.....and realise!
(divided in 4 parts i.e.reason behind HOLI,COLOURED BIAS-a world view,INDIA and its BELYING situation and the HOLI(Y) solution-transcending the festical.for those who are impatient ones can jump to the last epilogue HOLI SOLUTION TRANSCENDING THE FESTIVAL! spoiler warning-reading the epilogue first might spoil the fun of the article!for serious bloggers plz slog through the entire blog! no excuses for you people! ;p)


beautiful REASONS behind celebrating HOLI
(history 1)
As the story goes its the hiranyakashipu(king of demons)'s son PRAHLAD was a devotee of vishu,which obviously his father didnt like and thus tried to kill him after
several failed attempts he ordered prahlad to sit on a pyre on the lap of his sister HOLIka(who was also demonic) who by the virtue of a special shawl would not get burnt by the fire.so prahlad went into the pyre n started praying lord vishu and magically the shawl flew off HOLIka and moved on prahlad due to which HOLIka was burnt to death but prahlad survived unharmed.te burning of HOLIka is celebrated as holi.

(history 2)
During lord krishna's life time he popularised the festival by playing pranks on the gopis.lord krishna ONCE COMPLAINED TO HER MOTHER YASODHA ABOUT THE CONTRAST BETWEEN HIS DARK COLOUR AND HIS BELOVED RADHA'S FAIRNESS.krishna's mother yasodha DECIDED TO APPLY COLOUR TO RADHA'S FACE AND DISSOLVE THE BIAS atleast momentarily .the celebration commence usually star in spring and lasts for 16 days until rangpanchami in remembrance of the divine and eternal love of radha-krishna.

(history 3)
kamadeva the god of love was destroyed by shiva as he tried to distrupt him during his penance to help parvati marry shiva.shiva opened his third eye and the gaze made kamdev's body turn into ashes.but for kamdev's wife rati (passion) sake,shiva restored him but only as a mental image, REPRESENTING THE TRUE EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL STAGE OF LOVE RATHER THAN JUST MERE PHYSICAL LOVE and holi bonfire is believed to be celebrated in commeoration of this event in history.

COLOURED BIAS-a world view
WHITE and BLACK and today even BROWN is what we people fight over....what are these ? yes skin colours...very remorseful and regretting when we think of it naa ?
since we know of history,racial segregation has been a truth which haunts us everytime in almost every era,almost in every continent.the human race is scarred with such heinous malady none more dismaying then colour and racial bias.
the europeans (including the americans as they are originally mostly europeans) who are the front runner in being racially inclined were history's first people to be prejudiced by the moors who thought europeans were incapable of abstract thinking.the europeans then prejudiced all other coloured races as inferior to theirs.some biased racial scientist even compairing africans to HALF APES !
the British Empire imported labourers to the British colonies in Africa and the Carribean. These Indian labourers were free, had more rights and had better societal functions and status than the darker-skinned Africans (who were mostly slaves), but less than the lighter-skinned European colonizers.PIGMENTOCRACY was a reality back then and is still a reality now although we might like to turn a blind eye to it and think or make belief that we are truly civilised!
from ENGLAND TO UNITED STATES TO CANADA TO RUSSIA TO SOUTH AFRICA TO INDIA TO AUTRALIA ALL HAVE HAD AND HAVE COLOUR BASED PREJUDICES AGAINST THIER OWN COUNTRYMEN AND HUMBLE VISITORS alike.

There are so many biased and baseless thoeries and arguments that the real truth dwindles in between.
"Melanin Theory" is that the levels of melanin in dark skin naturally enhance intelligence and emotional, psychic and spiritual sensitivity and physical prowess.
"White Supremacy Theory" is that all whites are more cognitive than thier coloured counter parts.
some of them even have sub theories and thus end up fighting within thier own skin colour too eg nordicism,pan europeanism,pan aryanism etc etc.
even some are laugh worthy like the theories which involve hair colour that preach blondes are dumb,redheads are fiery,brunettes are evil.

INDIA and its BELYING situation
The world has been marked with such erros through history and we dont have to look to far for examples after all NOT TOO FAR AWAY FROM OUR HOME
INDIA itself is in such a sorry state itself.
for a country which is madly in love with fair and lovely and provision for the largest market for fairness driven products from shehnaz hussain to garnier(which doesnt produce fairness cream anywhere else in the world) .(some of which are proven to be carcenogenic!!!fair n lovely itself!!!)
for a country whose film industry only has white actors prevalently successful!!!
for a country that mourns at the birth of a daughter (imagine the plight of a dark skinned daughter)!!!
for a country whose FATHER OF THE NATION was kicked out of a compartment train in south africa on racial basis.one person who fought all his life for equality and freedom.60 years on India has moved very little in terms of racial/cultural/lingual/societal/regional/coloured/religious/economic bias !!!!
its shameful for each of us that we still are so damn narrow minded that we fail to unprejudice about people form their skin colour!
India with its heritage and history can easily serve as a teacher in the respect of coloured bias only if it learns from its own mistakes and realizes them and make amends fast.( please mr.ARJUN SINGH spare us from your quota here ok !!! will you ?.QUOTA is not the way for this or to supress any other kind of bias!its just short sightedness or lets just say vote bank politics) a country where people are more tolerant to coloured people then other races perhaps as we have seen and dealt coloured people all our lives in one way or the other some of which are even our own relatives so it becomes easier for us to judge the truth behind coloured biases!so we must serve the world which we can only do if we solve our own problems or coloured bias in the Indian society!

THe HOLI(Y) SOLUTION-TRANSCENDING THE FESTIVAL
THE FESTIVAL OF HOLI WHICH TODAY IS CELEBRATED THE WORLD OVER BY HINDUS AND OTHERS THE WORLD OVER (annually in state universities of US and UK eg washington state university has more than 20000 water balloons piled up for the occasion where Indians and non Indians play enjoy alike) CAN ACTUALLY HELP US TACKLE THIS PROBLEM OF COLOURED BIAS.A DAY WHEN WE ALL COLOUR ALL OUR FRIENDS AND ENEMIES ALIKE.A DAY WHEN WE FORGET ENEMITY AND FORGE BROTHERHOOD.AN ALL ENCOMPASSING,CIRCUMFERENT,PANAROMIC,EXTENSIVE,ALL INCLUSIVE,ALL EMBRACING FESTIVAL WHICH CELEBRATES THE CONTRAST IN COLOURS RATHER THAN DISASSOCIATING IT.THIS VERY DAY CAN SERVE AS A GLOBAL REMINDER FOR EQUALITY IN PEOPLE OF ALL COLOURS,A DAY WHICH PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WITHOUT THE BIAS OF COLOUR,CASTE,CREED,ECONOMICS,RACE,RELIGION,GDP ETC.A DAY WHICH WE ALL NEED TO UNDERSTAND AND EMBRACE EACH OTHER'S CULTURE AND LEARN TO LOVE DIFFERENCES IN LIFE AND PEOPLE.A DAY WHICH WE ALL NEED VERY MUCH GIVEN THE CURRENT SITUATION OF THE WORLD.A DAY WHEN WE CAN JUST HAVE SOME RED BLUE GREEN ORANGE YELLOW WHITE BLACK AND EVERY OTHER CLOUR AND HUE YOU CAN THINK OF AND SMEAR IT ON THE FACE AND BODY OF THE PERSON INFRONT OF US WITHOUT JUDGING FROM HIS SKIN COLOUR.A DAY WHEN AGGRESSION AND SEGREGATION MAKE WAY FOR INTEGRATION AND CONSOLIDATION.A DAY WHICH CAN REMIND US THAT LOVE IS MORE THAN JUST PHYSICAL AND THAT COLOUR IS NOT A COMPONENT OF ANYTHING WHICH SHOULD BE PREJUDICED UPON.A DAY WHEN EVERYONE CAN ENJOY BEING COLOURED IN WHAT EVER COLOUR HE FANCIES AND MAY BE EVEN JUDGE THAT A WORLD WITH SO MANY COLOURS IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN A BI-POLAR WORLD OF COLOURS BUT DEFINITELY NOT AS GOOD AS A WORLD WITHOUT COLOURS COZ AFTER ALL ITS HOLI-THE FESTIVAL OF COLOURS OR SHALL WE MAKE CELEBREATE IT AS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HUMAN PARADOX EVER...THE GLOBAL CELEBRATION OF HOLI-THE FESTIVAL OF COLOUR DISSOLUTION!!!the choice is yours.make equality rule!
(have a happy n safe holi.use herbal colours but definitely use water ballons lolZzz..I am gonna be 19 soon but i still love them hehe!!)

Tuesday, 16 January, 2007

an IDIOT's GUIDE to QUANTUM PHYSICS

http://an-idiots-guide-to-quantum-physics.blogspot.com/

all u need to knw abt this vry interesting subject in a vry lucid n simplified way wid added videos n pictures.........



DOESNT MATTER IF YOU ARE A SCIENCE STUDENT OR NOT.JUST GO THROUGHT THE TOPIC.HOPE YOU FIND IT INTERESTING.........

NECESSARY evil OR UNNECESSARY POWER HUNGRY politicians ?

PARTITION of INDIA . . . NECESSARY EVIL ? ? ?
reading this article might jus change the way u think.


Throught al my life all that i have read,all that i have seen and all tht i hav heard,thr is one thing thts pretty clear no matter wat happens but both INDIA n PAKISTAN hav suffered loss in the partition.now most of my frnds here plz try n understand tht its not wat we see its more important how we see it.we ppl in our country throughly believe tht watevr pakistan did was wrong then well think over it (yes i also believe it was rong but its tym we thot differently) if we were a minority wudnt we get scared if such large scale slaughtering took place ? (a shining well not exactly shining but rather shameful example is the godhra case due to which lots n lots of muslims today feel insecure) remember ppl Equality comes with "INTEGRATION" not "SEGREGATION".the problem lies wid the ppl thinking and painting ppl full white or black on both sides of the border(as in good and bad) learn to see faults of your own n then only u can move forward learn to see things in grey n not jus white n black (wat i m trying to say is JINNAH is a bad person on this side of the border while on the other he is GOD n NEHRU n (sumwat GANDHIJI) is a God in this side of the border n a Dog on the otherside)evry1 has good n bad qualities learn to notice them n mayb then luv vl seep in thru u n hatred vl vommit out.

here r sum really interesting facts abt INDIA n PAKISTAN n abt our GR8 leaders.
1)in August 1947 the most populous community in the sikh city of amritsar was of muslims !
2)in August 2005 in the islamic state of pakistan,there are at least two districts in sindh which hav a hindu majority !
3)why did the buddhist dominated chittagong hill tracts go to pakistanwhen its ppl wanted to join INDIA ? the INDIANS believe tht mountbatten did this to please Pakistan,but no evidence exists to prove this.
4)why did the district of gurdaspur,which had a slight majority of muslims go to INDIA ? the PAKISTANIS believe tht mountbatten did this to please INDIA,but no evidence exists to prove this.
5)why did sir cyril radcliff,who drew the lines dividing INDIA n PAKISTAN burn all his papers before departing?because in those charred remains lay to the two questions above.
6)why did jinnah ask India's first high commissioner in Pakistan to request Nehru to look after his house in malabar hill? did he want to settle thr after retiring as pakistan;s first governor-general?
7)in the last months of his life'having worked for communal harmony in calcutta and delhi,Gandhi frequently expressed the desire to go to the riot-torn areas of west pakistan and sindh, had he not been assassinated, would he have gone to live in pakistan?
and this,imagine while jinnah lived in bombay ? ? ?

lots of such secrets remain untold why well we can safely assume personal benifits.but shud we turn blind to all these facts ? we r running 60 yrs into independence and we still hate pakistan for things wat they hav done n for things that they havnt its lik an old folks tale the samething on the other side of the border.we as the educated mass on INDIA (and PAKISTAN if ne1 is listening out thr or this mail gets forwarded sumhow) shud move forward towards peace n well far flethced thot of (UNIFICATION ultimately not totally impossible if u knw the real situation as most ppl in PAKISTAN and POLITICAL PARTIES were against partition and still see it as an unnecceasry evil rather than a neccessary one.dont believe me ask ne1 who is informed abt pakistan's political scenario thier largest democratic secular party PPP is for UNIFICATION well i hope the SANGH PARIVAR N BJP is listening (no m not a fan of the fake NEHRUVIAN DYNASTY either nor a pro congress . . . man political system sucks in both the countries one is taken over by a dictator n other is ruled by caste politics n minorityism . . . )
today's lesson "hero of one sect is Villian of another"
for more check this picture essay of the bloody partition.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/06/south_asia_india0s_partition/html/11.stm
compiled and written byKAMONASISH AAYUSH MAZUMDAR

LOVE is just a word or IS IT ?

LOVE after all is just a word
a word which has no real meaning but just concepts n ideologies.
a word which is full of feelings and emotions, full of smile and tears and every other curve of face in between, in some cases both smiles and tears at the same time...(i am yet to see a more beautiful human face than that of a state of such happiness that they shed tears)
a word which is the only hope in today's war n power world....the only word which looks forward to everyday life in one way or another......from the love of a mother to the love of a spouse whats really splendid is we cant really differentiate in between any form of it.....after all love is just a word.

LOVE after all is just a word a word which has so many definations is so many ways in so many emotions in so many verbal n non verbal ways in so many ways of
expressions in all its valour n courage fighting through fake attitude...pseudo attraction...unreal world of real people....still peeping through where ever it can...through glancing of our eyes, through the wriggling of fingers, running fingers through the hair to caressing your neck even the humble smile to the not so humble biting of lips, the careless touch or the fumbling on to a stranger......from the first glance to the last breath...love after all is just a word.

Love after all is just a word which has so many ways for expressing itself,so many words for just a single word, so many lives spent to define it,so many lives spent for purpose of its fulfillment,a word which has as many meanings as the number of People residing on our planet, a word so inexpressible that all the well known dictionaries of the world contradict eachother on this point. a word so simple a word which is not yet definitely defined...makes u wonder doesn't it ...a word whose complexity really lies in its simplicity...a word so meaningful n meaningless all at the same time(for different people)

love after all is just a word......or is it? ? ?

Sunday, 7 January, 2007

Dissecting religion

why God why ?
God well for starters what is he ?
can you the reader or well your parents or the preist or the prime minister or your pet ? when we come to the question who or what or why or when about God then you and I evevyone around us is as brilliant at our pet tommy(or my doggu haha) !

for the past few month i was really intrigued by the big bang created by the creative genius DAN BROWN n his DA VINCI CODE n one thing led to another n i wondered from the book to the religion n began retrospecting on it.
all i figured out was all religions of all origins hav their roots set on the anvil of fear.i mean is it not outrageous how ppl r told IF YOU DONT DO X,Y,X U VL BURN IN HELL or IF U DO X,Y,Z U VL BURN IN HELL....for the God we knw the benelovent omnipotent omnipatient OMNIwatevr (not mocking) how can he the ultimate creator punish us his ultimate creation ? ? ?
well any mistake tht we do can be forgiven by him as TO ERR IS HUMAN TO FORGIVE IS DEVINE right ? ? ?

n yeah if GOD is OMNIPOTENT then why is evil present on planet earth ? cant he destory it ? forget abt destroying why in the first place does evil EXIST ! after all God is the ultimate creator ?
if i start retrospecting all the religious books in the world (which i hav pledged sumday i vl) all of them will hav unmistakeable flaws n all the books are self contradictory...forget SELF CONTRADICTION b/w two different religions evn RELIGIOUS BOOKS of SAME RELIGION r SELF-CONTRADICTORY.

i think the basic problem of the world is it wants to make sum people EXTRAORDINARY by giving them special powers..INHUMAN powers to b true.
the MOON GOD in hindu mythology had loads of wives n evn married his own daughter ! (n gurls u pray to this MOON God in order to get a husband lik him lolZzzz hahahaaaa.....poor souls)
prophet muhammed had 50 wives n loads of slaves ! (no comments)
during dark ages christian popes had PRICE CHART to do away wid sins n wash it away in holiness (so tht u can end up in heaven literally by PAYING.wow brilliant must say !)
christ most probably married a woman ! (i m not saying he shudnt hav m jus saying . . . Y CANT HE !!!!!)
no religion has given any rightful place to any women ever !
all religions hav flaws.....GET A LIFE n get out of ur religious mould ! actually we already hav but our FEARS nvr leave us ! Religion preys on our darkest fears n our mistakes.

if real truth be told all of us dont TRUST in God ! we fear him ! n FEAR can never produce any worthwhile result atleast not long term....
wen do most of u(us) go n pray ? EXAM TIME ? EVERY SUNDAY ? EVERY FRIDAY ? EVERY THRUSDAY,MONDAY,TUESDAY,SATURDAY ?
on PUJAs ? on CEREMONIES ? on different PROPHET's bdays ? if he is OMNIPOTENT he vl knw it ! i dont hav to CRAP up sum SANSKRIT SLOKAS or speak HEBREW or pray in ROMAN or evn GREEK (hello brahmins,preists,maulavis or watevr all those things were written in tht language coz those were the language tht was understood by the COMMONERS in that era !!!! wat F%@#!%# purpose does it serve if u use the same language now !!! )to please him !ARE WE ALL TRYING TO APPEASE OUR so called ULTIMATE CREATOR ?
is he tht stupid tht he cant see the real thing or can't understand tht we all are guilty of DOING THINGS IN ORDER TO PLEASE HIM !!!!! n not COZ we want to.
evn if he is present probably he is saddned n crying looking at the way we treat him ! all of this is a false world we all r living in ! we hav religion coz we fear DEATH,we r GREEDY,fear of HELL,coz we hav ENDLESS NEEDS !

A hungry mouth doesnt understand religion
neither does a new born baby
nor does a newly wed life who lost her husband
or a mom whose son was killed
nor do the lil children whose only bread winner lost his limbs
nor do (I CAN GIVE YOU A MILLION MORE EXAMPLES...)

dont u think OSAMA BIN LADEN was a vry religious man ?
so was INDIRA GANDHI'S murderer ! so was GANDHIJI's murderer !
so is evrydamn TERRRORIST who enters our country (INDIA) n so is evry damn RSS leader who breaks windows n shatters shops who sells valentine cards !
n so are the VHP ppl who burnt the GODHRA TRAIN !
the CRUSADERS who faought the crusades were RELIGIOUS !
n HOLOCAUST hpnd coz of tht too !
hav we lost more lives coz of RELIGION (our ultimate saviour THE ULTIMATE PEACE KEEPING force known to MANKIND) then coz of anything els ? ? ? WoW i didnt see tht coming !!!!!
sum1 said around 6.5 billion till date we lost due to religions battles thruout time since it was recorded (thts the official figure...donno how many more unrecrded lives wud hav been lost)

if thr is jus ONE GOD why are there so many PREACHERS ?
and if there are so many preachers why dont they all preach the SAME THINGS (i mean after all they hav descended form ONE GOD right ?)

in my eyes religion has lost path n route,religion has lost its soul,religion has forgotten wat it set out to do....either that or it has ran out its time period.
all relegions in the world n thier holy books hav jus one thing in common they all hav lessons for mankind,they are all social obligations by one form or another,they are a moral code of conduct matched to excellence to thier ambience n time....RELIGION lik ur MOBILE HANDSET or TELEVISION or PLAY STATION or watevr needs to be upgraded so tht today's ppl can find sumthin common wid it.religion is lagging behind in timeline.it needs to evolve wid us n fast ! or we need a new religion a religion tht emcompasses n filters all the good n residues out all the bad......(but hey who vl decide wats good n wats bad ?.....mayb world war 3 will.......i m pretty sure it will be fought on the lines of RELIGION rather than anything else....AHH religion our ULTIMATE saviour to the rescue again i guess.......PEACE amen) we all need a TRUE n NEW religion n for a change.....lets name this one HUMANITY.