08 January, 2017

Trials and Tribulations

The push.. The pull...
The trial.. The failure...
When the multiple unsuccessful attempts give you such a surge...
I wonder what finally getting through would feel like !

07 January, 2017

What Women Want

You don't need magical powers like Mel Gibson What Women Want
> to be able to hear what goes on in her mind. All it takes is sometime in the Ladies compartment of the Delhi Metro or Mumbai local.
You'll find women of all shapes, sizes and ages giving their immediate neighbour a piece of their mind or brooding themselves.

Eitherways, you'll know, and you won't even have a choice about it :)

10 December, 2016

Present and Future

What if we could see our future... and experience it...
would we then live our present the way we are living it now ?

Hopefully then, won't our future change ?
So did we even see our future ? 
Or was it all an illusion ?

08 December, 2016

to Mumble or to Tumble out

If there is one line from Fight Club that I feel nails the philosophy of life, it is this.

All a gun does is focus an explosion in one direction.

We think, we think more...we overthink...
but more often than not, we don't talk...
we bottle it up...

All it takes is a trigger...
for it to all come tumbling out...
and then, we suddenly start saying things...... 
which...
we never would have..

leading to an impact and a recoil...
neither of which is desirable..

It's okay to count to 10 and backwards before you start talking... but there has to be a limit to which you keep swallowing your words.


24 November, 2016

That Spot there

what would you do if a thought is just stuck in your head
like a big black stain on a white bedspread
the mindspace won't let it go, though the mind is trying
the more the effort to let go, the more it seems to spread and become firm.

I wonder...
How I can destroy the thought without destroying the mind...

15 November, 2016

Demonitization

Modi's current move of demonetization seems to be the current buzz word wherever we go.

India’s PM, Narendra Modi, surprised and even shocked many when he announced that Rs 500 and 1,000 notes would no longer be legal currency. This is some 86% of the entire cash money supply of the country.

Without getting into the political aspects (though I am sure that is a significant piece of the move), there seem to be some clear positives in this.
  1. Finally, the old cash being hoarded by the infinite households of India have finally seen the light of the day, and in some cases a bank account as well.
  2. The sudden purging of currency will bring the terrorist activities to a screeching halt.
  3. Suddenly banks are seeing a huge inflow of cash. Banks have cumulatively received around 5.5 Lakh Crore Rupees within one week.

However, there appears to be a lot of collateral damage. People are having a tough time accessing their own hard earned money which is lying in bank accounts. Needless to say it is indirect (forced) marketing for digital wallets like Paytm and Freecharge.

Are the big fish getting caught - I doubt it. I am guessing most of their money is safely stashed away in Swiss and other offshore accounts. 
Is it scaring people - yes... but is it scaring the people who should actually be scared - No.
Is there chaos - yes.

But if it even corrects ~ 20% of the population and forces them to mend their ways, is it worth it - a vehement yes.


14 November, 2016

I have a Dream

Every time I feel low or disheartened about the way things are turning out, I find pleasure in this song by Abba.... Somehow it never fails to comfort me and give me hope...




I have a dream, a song to sing
To help me cope with anything
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
You can take the future even if you fail
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
I'll cross the stream, I have a dream

I have a dream, a fantasy
To help me through reality
And my destination makes it worth the while
Pushing through the darkness still another mile
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
I'll cross the stream, I have a dream
I'll cross the stream, I have a dream

I have a dream, a song to sing
To help me cope with anything
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
You can take the future even if you fail
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
I'll cross the stream, I have a dream
I'll cross the stream, I have a dream