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.