I wasn’t blogging that frequently for quite some time but that didn’t restrict me to collect points to blog. Here are few thoughts that I collected over a period of time.

Some time back I saw a picture of a women body builder and I instantly perceived that this is a result of women trying to match men in every department they can. I am quite against it. I believe men and women are equals but not same. They both have complementary qualities to lead life and I feel it’s insane for one to try becoming another. I think we should learn to respect the complementary qualities of each other.


A month back, on the way to drop our Spanish buyer in the airport after a successful meeting, we were speaking on various aspects that he came across in India.

He asked me one question which made me little ashamed and took more time to think. This isn’t about traffic or garbage on road or even the population.
He said “When I was dining in a Delhi restaurant, I was conversing with the waiter in English as I don’t know the language. But I noticed few local people who knew Hindi also were conversing in English. Why is this?”
He asked this question in a very innocent way.
After a little while of thinking, I answered “In India, only educated people speak English and to gain respect over this advantage, they speak in English”
But I honestly feel when our people will start believing English is a language and not knowledge.


Today I can see the white pumpkins all over the road as the after math of Ayutha pooja (I don’t know what it is called in north. Guyz please enlighten me). The red kumkum that was put inside the pumpkin, after being crushed by vehicles, made an illusion that it was someone else’s blood. Who knows it might actually be some one else’s blood who’s vehicle was slipped by it as it did for me 10 years back in Chennai.

With all the little good deeds I did throughout my life, I pronounce that the curse of those people, who fell by it, goes to the person who did this stupid act. Just kidding. I don’t know when these people will understand that, since because this is a religious ceremony they can’t take it as granted to trouble fellow people.


Recently I read a post (it was an old post though) in Vishnu’s about crying, which was in response to my post. I want to record my feelings on that. When we are overwhelmed by a feeling, we cry. To put it simple, what ever the feeling, if it get intense, we cry. Let it be sadness or happiness or any other feeling for that matter. The most common thing we cry for is sadness which I dont like either. But if we haven’t cried for other feelings, then we haven’t experienced anything intense. If we haven’t experienced anything intense, then we haven’t experienced anything in full. Isn’t that sad?
"If your tears hasn’t wet your cheeks, then you haven’t lived your life" I didn’t say this. It seems it is found in Bhagawat gita.
Note: Thanks a lot to Soin and Shruti for voting for me in Blog a ton. I thank all those who left their wonderful comments too.



This is a small colum that I decided to add to my posts when ever necessary. Here I am going to recommend few of the posts that impressed me to great extent.

1. 'The last number dialed' by Vipul ji:

I liked this post not only for the nice suspense he built till end but also for the beautiful message he gave. enjoy this post guyz.

2. 'The Great divide' by Mani Padma in Ginger Chai:

This is indeed one of the best 55 fictions I read so far. I enjoyed it thoroughly.


soin said...
October 10, 2009 at 4:39 PM

welcome..well krishnar mahabharathathula azuthatha theirla..of course u have no human who dint cry..its this sadness and doom that makes normal things so beautiful..and pooshnika .. veetla odaika vendiyathane.sav aadikarangaya..antha spanish aala nama ramadoss meet pana sollungo..and complimentry qualities if admired cause only jealousy..free

Lakshmi Rajan said...
October 10, 2009 at 4:53 PM

Random musings! Sometimes collection of random thoughts make a good read like I enjoyed reading yours now :)

Men and women are not equal but complimenting each other. Its an wonderful thought, i have come across. Truly said!

About English speaking Indians. It's quiet complex to comment.. India is a khichidi nation of different language speaking people..One among the crowd could be non-hindi speaker, so english is a common language to bind all.
Then ofcourse, there are a set of people for whom talking to english is the stamp of class.

And nice to know you liked Mani's 55Fiction a lot and mentioning it :)

Anonymous said...
October 10, 2009 at 5:35 PM

Hey, nice to see a post from your side.:)

Men and women are equal but not same. Its true, but if a female is body builder that doesn't necessarily mean that she is trying to match men.Its also possible that she likes body building so she became one!
You know i have seen people speaking English to beggers and rickshaw pullers even when they know that it is not being understood by them.And they do this despite knowing the native language.



Anonymous said...
October 10, 2009 at 5:37 PM

Oh! And recommending others' posts is a good habit. Thumbs up to you!!!


Shankar said...
October 10, 2009 at 5:59 PM

I am against you in the body building controversy bharathi....

gym and body building is not only designed for men... its each individuals personal interest whether to go gym work out... and have a fit and muscular body...

There is no rule that only men must be muscular and women should have only curves....

women do have weight lifting and other competitions... so they need to be muscular...

Delhi issue is quite strange for me you know.. When I went to delhi for an interview.. even the highest graded official was speaking in hindi and not in english... I was shocked..because more candidates were from south india and most dont know hindi... But still they were giving instructions in hindi.. I didnt expect that from such a big concern.

pumpkin thing i will completely agree with you.. Its just a blind belief... but if we say that its a blind belief.. everyone will start saying that I are an atheist.. and some might say I am mad and insane..

i too read both vipuls and padma's post.. a best 55 indeed... really good one.... never seen one like that so far..

Vipul Grover said...
October 10, 2009 at 8:27 PM

Hey, a nice way 2 keep the blog going... interesting musings.
About the first um not sure if i agree or disagree regarding the particular aspect u mention bt yeah i totally agree tht we should learn to respect the complementary qualities of each other.
About second, again i did say wither hindi bt this is an interesting aspect i failed 2 include in tht post. I agree with u tht English is a language and not knowledge.
About third, not sure which festival u talking about, not sure if it even has north indian equivalent, bt sure in name of religion, creating public nuisance is kinda wrong.. How i hate the loud speakers of temples or gurdwaras tht wake u up early sumtimes or don't allow u 2 go 2 sleep at othr times.
About fourth.. hmmmmm
and about fifth.. thankq thanq.. it also got picked on Blogadda today. We both r trning 2 b Blogadda favourites it seems :)

Bharathi said...
October 10, 2009 at 8:35 PM

@ Soin: Nice casual comment. Thanks pal.

@ Lakshmirajan: I am glad that you liked this post. I am even more glad that you understood men and women complement each other.

Regarding english, I only meant that 'stamp of class' kinda people you mentioned.

And yeah i liked Mani's 55 fiction a lot.

@ Shilpa: If some one likes body building, I dont have any problem as long as she isnt doing it to prove that she isnt inferior to men. I only diaprove of that attitude.

Yeah people thinks that only brilliant can speak english. How pathetic.

@ Shankar: I think I replied to you in Shilpa's comment on your point number one.

@ Shruti: did you notice Shank's last part?

Bharathi said...
October 10, 2009 at 8:40 PM

@ Vipul: It seems you are getting harder now to disagree and sad you cant improve your comments count.
Congrats on your blogadda. More blogadda picks. Its a sweet fact isnt it.

Shankar said...
October 10, 2009 at 10:43 PM

hey...man.. till last week i dont know that we have to nominate for blog adda.... now let me fight with u guys here after.... let me see whether I can manage atleast one blog adda... Shame i was so ignorant about this blog adda system...

and which part ur asking shruthi to take a note of.. about the pumpkin issue....??

Singh Amit said...
October 10, 2009 at 11:18 PM

Very Nice post.. :)

So true...I too believe that man and woman are different but perfect in their own unique way.. :)
Regarding speaking English, u r true..for some people it is more like knowledge rather than language.. :)
Thanks for providing the link of two wonderful post.. :)


Attitude tees said...
October 10, 2009 at 11:50 PM

I saw a show awhile back. Years ago, the women body builders worked their bodies to be similar to men's but then the trend became to be more feminine, and the "She-Women" builders had to get ride of muscel for competition. So, what techniques do they use?

Sid 'Ravan' Kabe said...
October 11, 2009 at 12:30 AM

hey that's nice post...:D u know there are some lines drawn on my blog...

btw as usual u present it way way....i mean way way way... better than me...:D

Bharathi said...
October 11, 2009 at 9:45 AM

@ Shankar: 'Your mad and insane' part. didnt she used the same word on you some time back.

And all the best for future blogaddas picks.

@ Amit: Thanks a lot for you wonderful commnet. I am gald that you liked it.

@ Attitude tees: Welcome to this blog. and thanks for a nice comment. seems to be interesting question but honestly I coudnt understand it fully. can you eloborate a bit if you can?

@ Sid: Yours is better in your own unique way with lots of wits inbetween. As like women and men are better in their own unique ways :-)

Ashish said...
October 11, 2009 at 12:00 PM
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Ashish said...
October 11, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Love ur post Bharathi. The point that u made about english speaking is so true and even i feel disturbed when i see this kind of show-off that educated people do. I will like to write some of my experiences over this issue in my blog too. Do check them out in sometime.

The second thing that u mentioned about the rituals has been an inherited problem with Indians. Wat happens in Mumbai (not Bombay) on Ganesh chaturthi every year provokes me to think that indians just want to remain callous against all the cleanliness, deportment and sensibilities in their lives.

Bharathi said...
October 11, 2009 at 2:13 PM

@ Ashish: I am glad to know that you are forward thinking. Thanks for a nice comment

Shruti said...
October 11, 2009 at 9:22 PM

Arey what yaar...my name goin rounds without my knowledge...I noticed shankz comments!
Btw, coming to your post, Liked the way you wrote random musings.

Too much talking good for nothing!!

Shankar said...
October 11, 2009 at 10:06 PM

@shruthi: lol.. I didn't talk too much girl... may be I think my words are true and unacceptable for persons who are bounded by blind beliefs.. so its seems they are good for nothing..
and its not my problem whether it makes sense to you or not..those are my personal views...

@bharathi: yes you are correct.... and sorry bharathi.. for such comments which are not related to your blog post... But i couldn't resist from commenting back..once again my apologies..

Sat_hi_sh said...
October 11, 2009 at 10:30 PM

"English is a language and not knowledge."
Gr8 point Bharathi :)
You observed pretty well :)
Be back to regular blogging soon :)

keep blogging

Bala said...
October 12, 2009 at 10:56 AM

First time in ur blog... and glad for it tooo.... nice writing...

BTW, many of our religious acts we do have a negative effect for some innocent ppl... Ppl should not be blamed, but their ignorance have to be...

Let's wish that the Kalaivani- the goddess of knowledge give out a boon to all these ppl to scrap of these ignorance....

Bharathi said...
October 12, 2009 at 10:57 AM

@ Shruti: Glad you liked it.

@ Shankar: Dont worry about writing anything in this blog. I really dont mind. Its always open to my friends.

But I have one suggestion. Spirituality is a sensitive topic which is deep rooted and protected by sentiments. Besides, we can not assert we are right unless we understood it fully. I am very glad that you are a questioning guy but at the same time I dont think I can blame Shruti for not taking that stance. We can only put forward our thoughts and its up to her analytical skills to take it or leave it. I feel, untill we realize it ourself, it is always logical to respect her views to. Who knows we might have to return to that stance some time later.

@ Sathish: Thanks pal for leaving a nice comment. will try to blog more soon.

Bharathi said...
October 12, 2009 at 10:58 AM

@ Bala: Welcome to this blog and I am glad that you liked it. I am impressed with your modest and matured comment. I agree.

BK Chowla said...
October 12, 2009 at 11:44 AM

Sure English is a language and not knowledge.We must accept that speaking in English has a lot of snob value.

Bharathi said...
October 12, 2009 at 11:51 AM

@ BK Chawla: Thanks for understanding and commenting.

Shankar said...
October 12, 2009 at 3:05 PM

@bharathi: so nice of you bharathi.. see I respect everyone's views. I am not arguing that what I said is 100%correct. Some believes such superstitions and some wont. and you always know who calls whom as insane and mad man for just sharing his views.

and if such a time comes where we have to return our stance..I will surely apologize for not understanding these values.

Asit Dhal said...
October 12, 2009 at 3:36 PM

Indians suck when it comes to public display of knowledge. They desperately try to speak in English to show off.

Aman said...
October 12, 2009 at 11:11 PM

That's a nice article.Amazing one.Way to go girl.God bless you!!!!!!cheers!!!!!!

Bharathi said...
October 13, 2009 at 8:39 PM

@ Shankar: I am happy for your mature stance. I believe she would hav said it in a lighter sense. But my suggestion is to keep off personal remarks particularly when its negetive.

@ Asit Dhal: Thanks pal for understanding.

@ Aman: Thanks for a nice comment pal. But I have to disappoint you now. I am not a girl. I am a man.

pawan said...
October 15, 2009 at 3:28 PM

The first part is completely true.
It's a pity that many 'educated' Indians do not value Indian culture, instead they give snore priority to western influences, thereby the problem of language seeps in. It's not only prevalent in Delhi, but now has reached nearly all the parts of the country.

The pumpkin thing is also very foolish, but given that our people are bigger fools, we can't help it!

Good post!


Bharathi said...
October 17, 2009 at 9:31 AM

@ Pawan: Thanks pal. Nice to have you back commenting.

Vishnu said...
October 18, 2009 at 9:58 PM

right.. since u had mentioned me here.. i was not havin time wen i read it as i was plannin to give a long comment..
now its the age old language prob.. vipul had a very good take on it..
n i even commented a story there.. am tellin it again.. wen the british left india they turned back at the celebrating india n said tht "u think tht u r independent.. but something belonging to us will always haunt u.."
n now we know tht it is the language english..

nanae eppovo azhuden.. idhukellam publicity vena sir..

Bharathi said...
October 20, 2009 at 11:00 AM

@ Vishnu: Nice to have ur late comment. I always value your honest and straight forward comments. Thanks for your comment.

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