If I were a baby again

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If I were a baby again, I would go to Vipul mamu and ask him to change the topic with flashing innocence in my eyes which every baby has by default. (I very well know that, he will give me a candy and say he can’t, quoting all democracy and stuff). What else I could do as I am totally blank in this topic.

When I try to remember my childhood days, I could remember very few incidents starting from my fourth year. I think you would call a 4 year, a boy and not a baby. I really don’t remember what I did when I was a baby. And whatever I wish now, even if it comes true, I will not remember. I am wondering, then what is the use of being a baby again?

Alright enough of my logical stuffs, let me try something now.

I believe my mind and desires are like bottomless vessel. How much ever you put in, it wouldn’t be enough. When I was a kid, I remember fighting my mum for taking half trousers as I want to wear full pants and pose like a man. When I was in school, I want to go to college soon and enjoy all the freedom (hey we can bunk classes). When I was in college, I want to finish and earn soon (we need to share the burden of the family and become financially independent).

Now I want to go back to my college and school. I want to be a kid and baby also. What a nasty and inconsistent mind I have. It is so notorious, senseless and adamant that it cannot enjoy whatever is in my hand, instead it wants whatever is in other’s hands knowing the fact that I cannot take it.

Once my mind asked for Biriyani as it likes it a lot. When I fed it, it was very happy and said “I am a connoisseur of biriyani. This particular hotel biriyani is the only professional biriyani and it makes me happy”. When my family was out for a week, I fed it with Biriyani all the week. On the fifth day, it said with a grim face, “can’t you think of anything more than biriyani?”. Oh God, When my mind will realize that happiness isn’t in the materials of this world and it is within itself.

After a brief thought, I think I don’t want to be a baby again. Right from childhood, nature presented me with innumerable choices. When I made the right choice, I went ahead few steps. When I made the wrong one, I learned life. I don’t have any regrets so far. I have learnt my lessons very well. I have done all I intended to do. (though a little slow). I think, I will do all I dreamt of now, in Future.

I believe, being a baby again is a trick played by my mind to loop me to my past. I don’t want to fall for it.

Note: After deviating so much from the topic, I think I may have to buy 'Chetan Bhagat' from the stands.

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Sat_hi_sh said...
November 7, 2009 at 5:32 PM

Your vocab is gettin better & better Bharathi :)
It was like reading from a magazine.......
U have put ur points across well :)

keep blogging

Shankar said...
November 7, 2009 at 5:33 PM

hey bharathi....
good post.... but not as good as your previous ones.. If you ask me to rate ur post... for all the post i would give 8/10 or 9/10...sometimes even 10/10... but for this i would only give 7/10.

when i saw the update on my blog.. i came here with some expectation for ur take on this topic... may be the expectation has let me down i hope...

but this topic is certainly difficult to write.. I dont know what to write regarding this topic and cannot put even a single line... comparing to my situation, you did a good job... infact a great one... even if i complete and submit the post today it would be far behind and pathetic than what yours..

anyway cheers and all the best..and i really laughed seeing your NOTE at the end... i decided that yesterday itself and waiting for one of my friends to buy for me...

Bharathi said...
November 7, 2009 at 5:50 PM

@ Sathish: My vocab is getting well. is it like reading from magazine. I dont know. I wish you are correct. Thanks a lot for your nice comment.

@ Shank: Thanks a lot for your honest comment. But this is exactly I feel on becoming a baby again. Dont worry. the book is only 55 bucks I guess. we can get it from the stores :-).

Hey. you shoudnt say this. you are one of them who voted for the topic.

Out of curiosity, which post of mine you would vote 10/10?

Prashant Mehta said...
November 7, 2009 at 6:50 PM

A different perspective - and i agree with yours ;)

Shankar said...
November 7, 2009 at 7:04 PM

many posts bharathi.....

my opinion on punches....
dogs too discriminate...
lessons from a dead body...
proud to be an Indian..I doubt.. this was the first post i read on your blog I guess... (not sure)...

Daisy Blue said...
November 7, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Hello.. well..I guess I'm happy that you forgot that I was the one who suggested the topic :P

Bharathi said...
November 7, 2009 at 7:23 PM

@ Prashanth Mehta: Thanks pal. I am gald you agree with my perspective.

@ Shank: Thanks a lot and am gald to know you liked many of the posts.

@ Daisy: LOL. I was too lazy to check who suggested this topic from the pool of comments. It doesnt matter any way. I can blame you for the dryness of creativity in me.

Anonymous said...
November 7, 2009 at 7:24 PM

Finally I got to read that at least there is another person except me in this world who doesn't want to be a baby again. Though my reasons are different than yours.
And i agree that you have to buy this book yourself as all other participants do want to be a baby again.



Bharathi said...
November 7, 2009 at 7:27 PM

@ Shilpa: Hey. nice to see u back in comments and am happy to know you too dont like to be a baby. But why? can you explain?
And thanks a lot for agreeing on my 'Note' as well :-(

Rajalakshmi Umapathy said...
November 7, 2009 at 7:47 PM

"Hey bharathi, enna ipadi pannitinga?? I expected more from you.. " i wont say anything like this. I know this topic is very vague and I guess we can write only this much.

Guess what?? My mind also says that it like biriyani only. Something both our minds share in common.

BTW, The chetan bhagat book is Rs.95 and I read it long back. Its worth reading!!

Bharathi said...
November 7, 2009 at 7:53 PM

@ Raji:
"enna ippadi pannitinga"

Probably you getting to know my true ability wonly now :-).

Actually, that is what exactly I feel like being a kid again.

Chetan said...
November 7, 2009 at 8:04 PM

you are right one is not satisfied what he has..
and yes this one is indeed a difficul one...
i think that one must not think of going to past, but one can be happy by feeling happy moments of past

Bharathi said...
November 7, 2009 at 8:05 PM

@ Chetan: I am gald you got my point exactly. Thanks.

Anonymous said...
November 7, 2009 at 8:06 PM

#1 well one is same as yours, i don't remember how was my babyhood. I only remember how my childhood was.So when i don't remember anything about that time then what is the use of wishing like this.

#2 And i don't want to be a child again. My childhood was not the best but it wasn't worst either. I have many good memories and many bad ones too. They have altogether made me a girl that now i am. So i don't want to change it.
Childhood was past.Youth is the present. I want to experience it.Because all experiences of my present age will make me a woman in future. That time I will enjoy my Adulthood which will be my present and this youth will be my past. Then while sitting in my own house's balcony and sipping my coffee i will recall how my youth was and smile but even then i won't like to be a 22 year old again as that very age would have made me a woman that i will be.

#3. This 'If I were a baby again' thing is practically impossible.


PS. English is not my language and Hindi is not yours, so i tried my best to make my thoughts clear, I hope you must have understood the points I wanted to make.

Shilpa Garg said...
November 7, 2009 at 8:25 PM

Very interesting post, Bharathi!!
LOL...I agree...Vipul Mamu would have pacified you (even if yo had thrown a big tantrum!) with democracy stuff et all!! :)

So very true, we are never satisfied with what we have!!

Good one!! :)

Bharathi said...
November 7, 2009 at 8:52 PM

@ Shilpa: I liked the way you think. Very forward. I am sure you will learn your life well and lead a great life.

English is just another language to communicate. You have comminucated better than me. I fully understood.

@ Shilpa Garg: Thanks. I am gald you liked and understood my point of view.

Madhu | INDImag.com said...
November 7, 2009 at 8:59 PM

I guess life is about pining for what we do not have : wanting to go to college when in school, wanting to work when in college etc. But once working we want to reverse directions and turn the clock backwards !

Bharathi said...
November 7, 2009 at 9:04 PM

@ Madhu: true. very true. Thats what I described here in this post.

Anonymous said...
November 7, 2009 at 9:18 PM

:) Thanks.

Singh Amit said...
November 7, 2009 at 9:46 PM

Nice post Bharathi...
For me, it was also difficult to get points on this topic..However i have written...
Well, Our thoughts match to gr8 extent on this topic... :)


Arnav said...
November 7, 2009 at 10:18 PM

Nice post !
Truly Childhood is the most innocent and adorable part of ones life ...

keep Writing and Smiling :)

Mahesh Kalaal said...
November 7, 2009 at 11:38 PM

I believe, being a baby again is a trick played by my mind to loop me to my past. I don’t want to fall for it......

These lines did depict some unsaid things which i mean a lot and couldnt write them in my blog too....i liked your pragmatic and realistic approach with rational analysis....

cheers :)

Anonymous said...
November 8, 2009 at 6:04 AM

u somehow reflect my own viewpoint
which was lost in my fun conscious attempt..
I respect your ideas..

Bharathi said...
November 8, 2009 at 10:54 AM

@ Amit: Thanks for likeing it. I red yours too and felt same. thanks.

@ Arnav: Thanks pal for commenting.

@ Mahesh Kalaal: Mahesh: Thanks a lot for understanding it fully. I am very happy.

@ RSV: Thanks pal.

pra said...
November 8, 2009 at 11:54 AM

I totally agree with you! I don't like to be baby again for my own reasons.A very good start as well.I like your post!

Bharathi said...
November 8, 2009 at 12:27 PM

@ Pra: Thanks Pra. thanks a lot for agreeing with me.

Vipul Grover said...
November 8, 2009 at 6:07 PM

hey mamu tht frst para nd i had a fit of laughter.. tuk me 5 minutes to rtrn back 2 read the rest :D
hey beautiful post buddy, mind indeed plays games with all of us..
nd yeah as i said, i startd with urs, now off 2 othrs :)

Bharathi said...
November 8, 2009 at 7:19 PM

@ Vipul: I am happy that you liked it. Great marshal. go on.

Guria said...
November 8, 2009 at 8:36 PM

That first para... I'm so with you! :D
And also in the fact, I don't want to be a baby again either :P
Great post! enjoyed your mind talking very much... :)

ηανєєη said...
November 8, 2009 at 11:25 PM

a gud write up ... quite intriguing .... i wont mind being a baby again .. let it be one more experience of life ;)

Bharathi said...
November 9, 2009 at 8:38 AM

@ Guria:I would be very happy when some of the readers understood the post right in my perspective. Yours is one of them. Thanks.

@ Naveen: All right. No problem. Let me know if you would recommend me ;-)

Karthik said...
November 9, 2009 at 10:53 AM

Very nicely written. Again the first para set me reading. :-)
I liked the clarity of your thoughts.
By the way, even if we want to, we can't be babies again, can we? Blog-a-ton wanted us to be babies for a few days on our blogs and that's why we are doing it. :P
lol.. :D
All the best, anyway. :-)

Dhiman said...
November 9, 2009 at 11:17 AM

This topic certainly undid a lot of us but yours was far better one than mine and as far being a Baby I am confused and my reasons for not becoming a baby is simply because we just can't roll back time....

Anonymous said...
November 9, 2009 at 12:50 PM

That was a sweet post. Same here, even I felt like asking Vipul mamu to change the topic :D (even though I voted for it, without thinking what I would be writing on). Yeah actually sometimes I feel I dont want to be a baby. Because I am sure I will feel like growing up again :D Nice take on this topic..

Bharathi said...
November 9, 2009 at 1:00 PM

@ Karthik: Thanks. I am gald you liked it. Thanks again for commenting.

@ Dhiman: I will read urs soon and comment.

@ Evanescentthoughts: Nice to see you back after some time. am glad u liked it. Thanks for commenting.

Saimanohar said...
November 9, 2009 at 1:25 PM

Good points made.. a nice read

Bharathi said...
November 9, 2009 at 1:37 PM

@ Saimanohar: tks pal.

Lakshmi Rajan said...
November 9, 2009 at 4:21 PM

I think I am the only one who got the actual point you intented to and that is :p

If I were a baby again: I will be clueless and write something like "ek gaav mein ek kissan" . ( coz that is how your topic reflects)hehehee jus kidding.

P.S > But then though you were clueless, you managed a post ;)

And go grab a copy of CB !

Bharathi said...
November 9, 2009 at 4:35 PM

@ Lakshmirajan:

You too joined the gang. Alright, I think I would atleast manage one vote. Few people likes my stance here. Lets see, how it goes.

aativas said...
November 9, 2009 at 5:05 PM

Hilarious beginning...and the end was philosophical and interesting. I liked it...

Bharathi said...
November 9, 2009 at 5:11 PM

@ Aativas: thanks pal. That what exactly I intended.

Bala said...
November 9, 2009 at 5:47 PM

Gr8 post Bharathi!!

Hope you have done justice to the title that you have chose... Infact, surprised to know at the end that you dont wanna go back to ur baby life...

After all we are humans... We dont feel contented in anything I believe... At the same time, we never understand the value of a thing until we lose it...

Asit Dhal said...
November 9, 2009 at 5:49 PM

you want to be a baby-adult...all +ves of babyhood and adulthood and no -ves of both...isn't that ??

Bharathi said...
November 9, 2009 at 6:40 PM

@ Bala: Great. You understood the concept very well. But after understanding this so well, I am surprised that you did not understand why I dont want to go back to childhood :-)

@ Asit Dhal: In some way, yes. you are right.

Shruti said...
November 9, 2009 at 10:47 PM

I want to be honest with you! Just Like I am!
I loved your way of writing, But this is not the usual Bharathi Stuff... This is plain.. But I loved the thing you told about being contended..Humans are like that! Even if we have the best pleasures in the world, we won't get satisfied...Its just, 'Always the other side looks greener!'

Bharathi said...
November 9, 2009 at 11:00 PM

@ Shruti: Thanks a lot for a honest feedback. I always respect it. I ve got a few comments like this. But I feel, I have said everything I have to in this topic. My ideas are as same as in any of my previous topics. But I will take your feedback. May be readers want me to say it more interesting with stories and twists :-)

Dreamer said...
November 10, 2009 at 9:33 AM

Hi Bharathi,
Even my mind went blank when I saw the topic. But you have managed to turn it to your advantage anyway. Nice reading :)

Bharathi said...
November 10, 2009 at 10:20 AM

@ Dreamer: Thanks buddy. I am glad now.

Shruti said...
November 10, 2009 at 11:46 AM

Not exactly bharathi! Even things can be said in a brilliant way without stories and twists! That's what i call as bharathi stuff/speciality! You have that ability of making people hooked with ur narration! That is missing in this post! Also,Something else...I don't know exactly what it is!!

P.S:Don't mistake me, if I had something wrong!

neeraj said...
November 10, 2009 at 3:18 PM

Funny! But many a times while reading I felt that you were uninterested in the very writing of this post!

Bharathi said...
November 10, 2009 at 4:04 PM

@ Shruti: I appreciate comments. especially negative comments as long as it is constructive. So you dont have to worry about or feel sorry for this. Infact I should be thankful to you for giving me a feedback. As I said before, I am not a natural writer to write on what ever topic given, instead I write when ever I feel like sharing some thing. This one I wrote it out of my own compulsion. May be that is the reason why it isnt interesting. I created a poll now to get feed backs. Pls check it out.

@ Neeraj: You are actually right. thats because I didnt like this topic a lot.

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