Friday, January 8, 2010

Racial Profiling

Recently USA has announced that visitors from 14 counties will have to go through stringent security checks before entering into the Amercan soil. Interstigly India is not in the list. But question is still there...whether racial profiling of such a nature is good. Country which has majority white population with black president doesn't deserve to start such a mischief. Noble Laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan admitted recently that he was troubled many times in American airports in the name of security.....he very interstingly added that if you clear your beard, half of your trouble is over....cynical...Sharukh Khan was detained for hours just because his name resembled to an Al Quaida terrorist. Most embarrasing thing happened when our former defense minister was stipped naked for securty reasons. Money Shankar Aiyar rightly (Almost) said that if India is a developing country then America is a developing civilization and on this front it need to learn many things from India.
But my view is that even India is racial to an extent that we borrowed age long concept of caste even to 21st cetury. It was during the Big Boss show when Shilpa Shetty was so called racially abused and that Indians at large were hurt (again so called). But then we very proudly promote fairness creams. We have gone to an extent, when, it is promoted that there is need of separate creams/ face wash etc. for men and women. The consumerism in our society has reached at a level which could surely not be called civil at all. So are we less racial or just pretend to be non- racial.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Resolve and forget

Happy new year. its time to get into the new business of resolutions. But to resolve and then break that promise with self can create a sense of guilt among ourselves. Thats not good...but it has become customary to have resolution in new year. You don't want to have this year....but even then in deep into your sub- consciuos mind you resolve and there starts the process of failing in one more year. I too is not an exception. I resolved to get up at 5:00 AM daily for the whole year. i have simultaneously thought it proper to keep some space for luxry and make some arrangements in this regard. So i compromised for 5 days in the week. Today is 3rd and u know i woke up at 9:30 in the morning.....3 hours late then my usual waking time. It happenend because i took a lot of pressure in my mind nd what aamir Khan in 3 idiots sais has made it a pressure cooker and therefore could not woke up in usual time. The point which i m trying to bring home is that in life we do the same mistake again and again. We take pressure of work and that pressure doesnt let us perform even normally. thats a vicious circle...but this vicious circle is not very difficult to break...but for that we will have to take another resolution and start all over againg.
I just want to share why i want to wake up at 5:00 AM daily. I was thinking it will be wisest thing in the world, because in this manner i will be able to give time for studies, as well as to exercise. God knows what will happen to both.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My imperfect perfect home

It is way back in 2007. One of my friend visited my home. He pinpointed about broken handle of fry pan/blunt (not very blunt) knife and many imperfection in my house. I was irritated; but i could not register my irritation in front of him due to lack of any rational answer (thank God atleast i didnt argue hard without any reason even then). That friend has recently met me and this time too i could have sesnsed same sense of immaturity which i found in him two years back. But thanks to him or circumstances, i was able to get answer to long pending question which was ever into back of my mind.
It is our home.....everybody's home which is highest manifestation of imperfections so perfectly weaven that it looks like most perfect thing in the world. Home teaches us many things....How to tolerate..not only tolerate but humbly accept others drawbacks. Moreover we learn to live happily in all circumstances. We tend to respect our parents/ elders despite their povery, lack of status. Even when they rebuke and scold us, we naturally forget it and doesnot harbour any grudge against them. This is the beauty of imperfect perfect home.
It is not the things, gadgets or luxury in the home which makes it great, rather it is warmth in the relations which makes all the difference. Happy home is not which possess maximum, but is one where members respect and love each other. And that is paramount.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

ambivalence

i was thinking...if it is necessary that u follow your parents blindly or it is important to think rationally and act.i couldn't draw any conclusion...but i tried to think on this fragile yet important topic. One thing which became obvious to me that parents intent is always good. They are almost thinking for the betterment of their children. But it is not true that they are always right. i have seen in many cases when somebody's parents act stubborny and in their quest to satisfy their parent ego, their adult ego got sidelined. What to do in those cases. Question is complex and there can not be made any generalizations in this regard, because in many cases you have to pamper the parents ego inspite of the fact that u knows that they are wrong. In this quest one thing should always be borne in mind that parents might be harsh on you not only one two or three time but on unlimited occassions....but at no point of time u could be harsh on them. Our existence si due to them and this fact make them above us...always...yes but you could disobey them on reasonable occassions nd that too with all humility nd goodness.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

convictions

its the struggle between faith and hard work or I am perceiving it wrongly. I dont know, but, i certainly started realizing that all faith and no hard work can make you lazy and sluggish and nothing else. Moreover to have 100% focus on particular thing was not that simple & easy and never it ll be. Talking about conviction doesn't show that you have conviction. it need actually great amount of effort and courage first to undersatnd and know about your own conviction. People might be realizing it later...may be so late that the moment come after the death....but then so what..its your innerself which should be satisfied and nobody elses. I also started realizing that to realize your convictions you have to unlearn so many things which you are litening from your childhood and which has already been reinforced in your personality. You actually need neves of steel to go against them...but again these are the convictions and they doesn't go easy.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Busy yourself

You are busy...you are happy. Perhaps life is name of keeping oneself busy(happy) throughout. one thing is important in this regard...that to keep oneself busy is also an art. If you know the art then you will always have time to chase your dreams and on the other hand you will always be learning new things....sounds facsinating, but experience is even more facsinating. Life becomes easy and simple and the complex & complicated sounds easy in first stroke. The art is to keep oneself busy in a manner where growth of mind, body and soul takes place immediately.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Convictions and contentment

Whar are convictions? To my understanding, its something which your heart says is true and genuine. How many people dare to go with their convictions. I think...very few...and those few receive the wrath of society. Moreover, on many occassions people tries to prove them wrong and make them an object of laughter. But convictions are convictions and it is their true test....Because if the person doesn't succumb to the pressure, then convictions are strong and the strong convictions make people strong.
Be it Galileo, Martin Luther King or mahatma Gandhi....all were people with great courage and conviction. One important thing about these graet men was that although during their life time, people have criticized them, but history remember them with great respect and honour. Thus....follow your heart and true to your convictions...it may not bring money and success...but it surely brings a lot of contentment.