Youths don’t have to enter politics!!!!

Seeing the topic please don’t think I am a guy who belongs to that group who say politics is drainage and we need to keep away from it. I don’t say politics is drainage, its indeed the most vital system for any country to flourish. Then what is my point? Please read further.

Now days we see corruption reaching new peaks every day. Corruption in lakhs is gone and now it is in lakhs of crores. One side we see one lakh and seventy thousand crores scandal, other side we see our dignity spoiled in international arena. We also see a government servant mounting gold piles.

Seeing these we comfortably point out politicians as the root cause. But I don’t see it that way. Our leaders are as good as our own self. They don’t jump straight from skies. They are just one of us. 90% of us are corrupt, lethargic, undisciplined and irresponsible. How can you expect one of us (elected) to be 100% perfect guy?

I see an auto driver is corrupt to get more money than he is destined. I see my neighbours not bothering to litter the streets to keep his home clean. I see my fellow motorists on road without bothering the rules just to make himself ahead of others. Then how can you expect one of the above to be a great politician. 

We can say these are small mistakes that can be easily forgiven. But I don’t see it that way. I think everyone is doing corruption to the extent they can. A politician has the chance to excel. That’s all. I believe the basic problem is the attitude of our people.

With a mind full of corruption and irregularity, how can you expect them to choose a wise person? You can see back the history. Kamaraj and Gandhi have suffered defeat in the hands of our people. With this condition how can you expect me to encourage good youth to enter politics?

If I am allowed, I will suggest youth to do something to first bring discipline to our people, rather than entering politics. If this is done, then our people would be fit enough to choose better persons. I believe this may automatically take us to a time where we dont have to starve for good leaders.

If there are 100 rotten apples in a bag and if one have to pick one, isn’t it irrational to blame the person for picking a rotten one? First we need to take steps to change the rotten apples. Then we will have better chance of getting the right ones.

CELEBRATIONS

Once upon a time, (oh no, I am not that old), a little while ago, when I was a kid, I think at the age of around 10, one fine day, I was very bubbly wearing red shirt and blue pant marched head held high towards my school bus stop. 

I was waiting for that day for quite some time. The count down started about two months back. I made all arrangements right before 15 days (wow I was professional even then). A day before I finished all my home works, arranged my books properly in my school bag and kept it well prepared. On that morning, I sensed a little discomfort in my stomach like a pain. It bothered me too much as I want it to be a perfect day. As per my dad’s advice I drank little bit of water and did some strange exercises. And actually it did worked fine and I felt alright.

Enough of all the build-ups, it was my birthday. When I was reaching bus stop 10 minutes before the first trip, I just remembered that I forgot my brand new pencil box. I rushed back home and took it, but alas, when I came back, the bus was just leaving. I waved the conductor to stop the bus but he just ignored my request and asked me to catch the second trip which will take me to school minutes before the prayer bell.

Tears came out of my eyes. I cried hard I guess. I never thought why I cried then. But now I know the reason. I want to be in school early to meet my friends who already present there.

I know I would be the cynosure as it was my D day. The teachers, friends, staffs, parents and neighbours would wish me and treat me special. Everyone would identify that I am a birthday boy and will try to be nice with me. I would feel like a celebrity. I didn’t want to miss even a bit of that undue attention. This gives pride to me. It feeds my EGO and so I become Very happy.

But now I am all grownup. I don’t celebrate birthdays at all. My then behaviour looks childish now. But do you think we are out of feeding our EGOS? I don’t think so. Why do you think Tatas and Ambanis are behind money even now after accumulating tons more than their basic luxurious survival. Why do you think they are carving for more power when they can manage their life better even without that?

I believe we haven’t yet come out of feeding our egos. It only took a different shape with age.

sex - the taboo

Hello pals. Nice to meet you here after a long gap.

All these time I was very busy making this world a better place. So I couldn’t blog. (Keeping away from blog may make this world a better place for atleast a few people who follow this blog I guess.)

Well jokes apart (seriously), this time I am back with a most sweet topic ‘sex’.

This is the one everyone likes but pretends otherwise or atleast hide that fact. But that’s not my point here.

Right from my childhood I have seen ‘sex’ as an untouchable taboo. By nature, a girl is attracted to a boy and viz. Then why has it been kept as a taboo by this society?

Atleast now I got the guts to question it. I just made a small analysis on why that has been kept as a taboo by this society.

When we read the history of evolution of mankind, it has evolved in most uncultured way as per our current standard. If we like it or not, the fact is that, sex was present in between male and female irrespective of any blood relationship. If I have to give an example of a familiar face, I can point out Cleopatra. Yes, she married her own brother.

In those days, where sex was free between anyone, they would have faced two problems.

  1. The strongest men dominated in selection of a company leaving weakest with fever choice or no choice.
  2. Every one feared death and so they want to leave behind something in their representation. What could have fulfilled that other than a son or a daughter. But in the free sex scenario, they can not be rest assured about that.

Because of the above issues, to make it fair for everyone, the then think tank would have sorted out a plan called ‘marriage’, where a person is allowed only one spouse. This way, they can sort out both the above mentioned issues.

Now, if someone doesn’t come under this system and prefer to stay unmarried throughout his life, then he/she has the potential to spoil the society. He can come in and create chaos among the already settled system. That is why even now people don’t encourage those who stay unmarried. They force them to get married.

I think this is how this taboo thing should have started.

Well, this is only my assumption and not necessarily true. This is just my attempt to find out what could have been the reason for keeping the most natural act ‘sex’ as a taboo. there could be more valid reasons for this setup which I might not have touched. and also, most importantly, you need to note that I am not judgmental on what is right and what is wrong. this is just an attempt to find out a reason for this setup. If you have better reasons, I would like to see it in comments page.

Next (my first Tamil poem in blog)

அடுத்து ....

பேர் வாங்கிய கல்லூரியில்
பெரும்படிப்பு படிச்சாச்சு
வேற்று நாட்டு பட்டப்படிப்பில்
விற்பன்னன் ஆயாச்சு

வெயிலுக்கு பயமில்லை
குளிர்பெட்டி எனக்கிருக்கு
ஒயிலான காருண்டு
உடம்புக்கும் பாரமில்லை

ஓரளவு பணமிருக்கு
தருத்தனமும் எனக்கில்லை
ஊரெல்லாம் குறைசொல்லா
குடும்பமும் எனக்குண்டு

எதிர்கால வாழ்க்கையிலும்
சந்தேகம் வந்ததில்லை
புதிர்போடும் வாழ்க்கை தான்
புண்ணாக்கும் சிந்தனையை
 
வேகமெடுத்த வாழ்வெல்லாம்
வேங்கை போல இருந்தாலும்
நிக்கதான தெரியல
வெக்கம் விட்டு சொல்லுறேன் 

ஓட்டை பானை மனசிலே
ஒழுகறது நிக்கலை
எத்தணை தான் போட்டாலும் 
நிறைஞ்சது போல தெரியலை

நிழலை பிடிக்கும் விளையாட்டை
நிப்பாட்ட தெரியலை
நிறைய பேரு ஓடும்போது
நிற்பதற்கும் அஞ்சுறேன் 

ஓட்டபந்தய வாழ்க்கையாம்
ஒழுங்கை ஓட வேனுன்னான்
ஓடி நானும் பார்த்துட்டன்
முடிவு கண்ணுக்கு தெரியலை

வந்ததுமே தேவை இல்லை 
விட்டு விட துடிக்கிறேன்
துப்பு கெட்ட மனசு என்று 
திருந்துமென்று தவிக்கிறேன்   



EVE TEASING

This is a 55 fiction. Those who dont know what is a 55 fiction, please click here.

She crosses my home exactly at 8 AM. 

Atleast twice a week I see these four fellows following her. While walking, they touch her or dash her from behind. Fearing aftermath, I never tried to intervene but am clearly irritated. 

Today, they crossed the limit. Thankfully one traveller took a stone and all dogs vanished.

Hope you all enjoyed it.

Story of This guy and That guy


This guy is doing his own business for quite some time now.  Since it is a startup business, he went through lots of tough time and that hard experience aided him in shaping his personality to some extent.
Because he faced lots of ''you should have done that before...'' scenarios in his business, he became very proactive and wants to do all work with proper planning, analyzing all pros and cons, projecting results blah blah right from the beginning. He is a perfectionist too. At least he thinks himself that way.
 That guy is taking care of his family business in a big scale than this guy.
This guy, while preparing his plan for a foreign trip to meet his clients (yeah, he is dealing with export business), discussed it with that guy (just as an information. Not to show off as this guy is all grownup now to hate those who just show off.)
While discussing, this guy described all striking truths about western countries in a more interesting way as he lived there for quite some time. This created a slight interest in that guy and he enquired about the possibility of accompanying him.
Sensing a potential chance of avoiding lone travel, this guy narrated further truths about western country in such a way that he got convinced to find a justification for this empty travel.  Eventually that guy got a justification. He will accompany him to gain a first hand marketing experience. No one was there in his house to question if this guy is a Philip Kotler.
As I said early, since this guy is a very proactive guy, he wants to finish off all the works well in advance. He requested for an invitation letter (which is needed for visa) from his client 45 days in advance. After receiving the invitation letter he checked for every detail and sent for few corrections. After seeing the corrected invitation letter, the visa agent said he needs the letter in their local language. So this guy, sent the letter back to his client and got it translated in local language. All these things were done in a flash of time.
This guy finalized all his thirteen appointments, booked hotels, internal flights in 4 different countries for 20 days and main flight before one and a half months. Since it was well in advance, he got every booking at least 25% cheaper than last minute bookings. He was damn proud of being so proactive. He even said few of his friends on how he saved money for being proactive.
The visa process would take 3 working days, but he submitted documents for visa, 21 days in advance (It’s not a joke, he is really proactive). After three days, he got a message from Delhi, that the consulate is closed and he has to deal it there in Mumbai. This guy wasn’t all shaken as he got plenty of time. He resubmitted it in Mumbai the next week.
He is not only proactive but also shrewd. So he followed it up with the agent after three working days. He said ''it didnt come''. this guys asked ''why?''. he said, this is how it works. This telephone activity was continuing for almost daily and some time even more than that.
While accidentally flipping through the invitation letters, this guy found out that there was a big mistake in the dates. Instead of 19, the lady who prepared the letter mistyped it as 9. This proactive guy only checked the English version of the letter. Since it is in foreign language and it was only a translation, this guy didn’t check that. He immediately called the agent and found out that he can do nothing about it now. This means he would only get visa for 10 days against 20 days. But the agent said, they will always give visa for atleast three months.
Because of the closure of consulate in Delhi, the Mumbai office became over crowded and he got the visa only two days before departure of his flight. Curiously he flipped through the pages and found only 10 days visa.
He cancelled the tickets immediately and rescheduled all the appointments for 10 days doubling the work. He re scheduled his flight and hotel bookings too in a space of three days. He will never give up you know.
 Now he got another problem, he got an appointment by morning of his last day of stay. But all the flights were at before noon. After browsing through various websites, he finally found one flight that starts on evening 7:00 PM.
While booking that ticket, he got another problem. The flight is going through another country where he has to change flight. The lady who was booking the flight said he might need a visa for transiting country. So it is risky to book that ticket.
This guy is very tough, he called the airways and confirmed that he don’t need a visa. He was not convinced. He called the immigration office of the transit country airport and confirmed that he don’t need a visa for a short transit.
He called the lady and asked her to proceed booking that ticket.
This guy and that guy, happily boarded the flight as planned (second time). If they have to say about all those that happened in Europe, it would be too big that I need to leave an interval here for you to have some samosa and tea. So let us keep it short that all went well and they were very happy.
On the final day, this proactive guy wanted to go to the airport three and half hours before as he always insists to be like that even for local train in India (well it is half an hour for train in India).
While boarding, the airlines, refused boarding pass to them on the ground that they didnt have visa for transit country. This guy explained them on his pre confirmation with immigration and he himself called immigration officers. But to his surprise, they said they can’t allow them and they don’t have any records for their early confirmation. Since that was out of office hours, they coudnt contact local airlines office from where they got another confirmation.
The next straight flight was only the next day but they had visa only untill this day. They went up to the immigration officials of that country and got permission to stay that night.
To book another ticket they need nearly 2000 Euros, but these guys happily spent all the money and had only 700 Euros between them. Since it is mid night in India, they couldn’t do anything there.
This guy, called his friend in UK and asked him to book ticket online from his card and email tickets. Because of some site error, he couldn’t book ticket after trying for around couple of hours. This guy didn’t give up. He asked him to send some money through ‘western union money transfer’ so that he can collect ticket at the counter in airport. He was hurrying as there were only four tickets left.
Because of some system problem it took so much time that he could get the money only at the stroke of closure of the airport counter.
Now they were in a blissful state. They don’t have visa and return ticket in a phareen country. Great.
The next day, as early as 4:30 AM, in the ass freezing chilly weather, they went to airport and grabbed that damn ticket.
And there were nothing interesting after that as they landed safely in Indian soil.
From this experience, this guy learnt that, though it is important to be proactive and to plan ahead, it’s only your skill to counter the innumerable surprises that the life keeps throwing at us, will lead the way out.
Hope that guy will also agree.

hmmm society


Recently I heard lots of people speaking much about the society. As a collective representation of human kind, I have concern and interest over it, but certainly am not thinking it as God or awestruck with it for many reasons that I am going to explain here.

Successful people are fewer in number in comparison with failed people. This society hails the successful ones to a greater extent possible while snubbing the failed ones.  If ten persons participate in a race, there is room for only one to win. Then why snub those nine?. Aren’t they human? Don’t they have right to lead a peaceful life here? Why can’t this society accept them? Snubbing and ill-treating them shows only animal instinct.

Besides ignoring majority of failed individuals, it wants me to fall in a tasteless routine. It wants me to get a good job or business or a post with lots of power, get married, give birth to children and die in old age with lots of emptiness in my mind. 

This society believes that a person is happy only when he follows the above. Do you think the people who have lots of power and money is happy? I don’t think so. I have been privileged to watch people with power and money from close quarters. 

In my opinion they can only make others believe that they are happy. But in reality, their life too is a mixture of happiness and sorrows just like every other being in this world. The only difference is, they have luxury. Again that luxury brings in lots of diseases. It’s all well balanced. Besides, they are the ones who have the biggest fear of ''falling from great heights''.

And so, I am wondering if this society sets us up with false objective in life which have a nice chance of deceiving us all with its results. We need to be careful.

Sex and the Cynics

Some time back, the hot news was that ND Tiwary, playing with three different beauties each day. I heard a lot about it from all quarters. All quarters includes both the sexes and all ages right from 16 to 70.

Everyone teased him lavishly for his lovely taste at his early eighties. Few giggled about having three different girls at various times of a day. The medias, kept on telecasting the poor quality sex tape 24x7. Finally the government ousted him by forcing him for resignation.

I feel, all the giggling and teasings are only the out ward expressions of emotions resulted from their age old hidden desires which they were unable to perform because of social taboos. I could spot the loathe in their eyes on how could a eighty three year old man could do that they cant.

I woudnt even call them as critics, rather I would call them cynics.

In my opinion, we didn’t give enough importance to those important points that should have been focused. Instead we discussed criticized and punished a personal choice without knowing that it is ill mannered to comment on a person’s intimacy.

While marrying, we promise the spouse that we would live only with him or her. Our children treats us a hero when they growup and it is our moral responsibility to lead by example. Here ND Tiwary broke these promises. 


But that is their family issue which should be sorted out personally within themselves. We don’t have any business to ruin their privacy. And it is disgustingly ill mannered, in my opinion.

Instead, I believe the following should have been our focus points.

1.    He used public money for his pleasures and he bent the government rules to issue contracts. That’s a mistake. We should question that.
2.    He feigned clear image to get the support from people. We can call him hypocrite for this.

Instead of penalizing and accusing him for the act of sex, we should question and take action for the above points. We should also make sure these are not repeated by any in future. If we do this, I believe we would have a better and cultured environment around us.

My pursuit of happiness


It is long time since I updated my blog. I decided to spare sometime today after Shilpa Sharma has reminded me in FB.

This post is going to be highly philosophical and I believe it would be boring to those who hasn’t been struck in the loop of life. (Eventually you can’t avoid it any way). But those who have already struck in the grim and cruel tooth of life,…. well I don’t know what you all will feel about this post. But am sure you would find something here.

Am eagerly waiting for your comments. I don’t know why my comments count has gone down. May be because that I became more irregular now a days and don’t comment in anyoneelse’s blog. However I would like you all to leave your opinion here despite my irregularity as I would like to know your point of view.

The old truth in life is that, ‘All that we chase in life is just happiness’. Not money, not fame, not power. We just believe that we get eternal happiness out of all the modes that we chase throughout life. But the irony is that the fact is otherwise.

When I was a kid, I thought I would achieve this eternal happiness once I enter the college, later it got extended to a glance by a beautiful girl, then a perfect job, then a business and now money. And I am most certain that it will go to ‘more money’, power etc in future. For me it seems like I am chasing my own shadow.

During my school days, the game I play when I am alone was to chase my own shadow. When I stand facing my back to the sun, I think I can catch my shadow by just moving two steps up. But whenever I move two steps, it goes further above. I could never catch my shadow throughout my schools days.

I think I am playing the same game now but with a different format. Instead of shadow, am searching happiness. Whenever I feel I would be happy after achieving this, all of a sudden, it shows another thing to chase. How sad.

I believe, in our life, we always long for something for most part of the life and then look for another if in case we achieve that very thing that we were waiting for a long time. I am not at all satisfied with this. I want to be in a state of eternal bliss? I am not ashamed of saying so, as it is my right to be happy.

Some say, I need to pray to God to be in the state of bliss. But my limited experiences so far guarantee that God is too disabled to help me with any materialistic aspects in life. I also somehow understood that materials that come from outside cannot give me the eternal bliss that I am longing for as most of external happenings are out of our control.

I believe freedom is one of the aspects that will help you achieve the wisdom that can guide you in pursuit of happiness. The little freedom that I could squeeze in spite of the societal and familial knots, helped me to place myself in this current mindset. I don’t know if I have to go further? Am I too afraid of losing all the benefits that I derive from this societal setup? May be yes. But will this help me finding my eternal happiness? Does it worth taking that daring step? 

I need to tune my mind accordingly that I am in that perfect state of mind even under the most unfortunate situations. How is this possible? I don’t know. This is the only question I have now in my mind. Can anyone help?

He

If I ask him to refrain from something, he is finding ways to justify doing it. If I ask him to do something, he is feigning as if there are more important work than this. He is becoming adamant and cunning. I coudnt handle him. Oops, I forgot to introduce him. He is, my mind.

This is a 55 fiction.
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