Saturday, October 31, 2009

Museum of Memories!

After 3 different posts from 3 different folks, I realized how different we are, each one of us. How life moves across for everyone and how we decide, plan and push forth our boat through. We are our Captains of the ships we have! The ocean is full of mysterious beings and feelings. And those who dare, smile later, looking back at the islands of memories!

Starting with the dude who has fire in his belly along with yesterday's beer! ☺ The dude whose poems have moved me a lot and whose words are going to be etched forever. The talks and gibberish (borrowing from his blog) that happened over many bottles of rum into the wilderness of the night! The same dude who is steering his ship through, with a bigger fight within than without! As he writes about the miseries of modern life some of his words bring a smile! A smile of understanding the sarcasm, that comes when the pain is heavy! When he writes I can hear him speak… the sly smirk, the sharp wit in the eye! I love the way he puts it: Hero: "mere paas RUM hai…". You really make people smile man! Keep writing! It's the Fluid and Floyd and we are just another Brick in the Wall bro… And that's how life is! How better than to put it dude – Some of us are really bed bugs… in the Society… Ironically we just need that dark corner… but it is assumed that we suck blood too! What happens in real life! Only a Khatmal can tell! ☺ Eventually, will we ever find the meaning of love? Experience it, even for a moment? Love that transcends everything? Eh Bro? Another Old Monk beckons yeah? Maybe More!

This leads to another post! (Looks like I had a lot of free time, or I had just returned to my sponge mode! Absorbing all!) And I did dance to the words that talked about dancing to the silence of the real world! Another person, another Captain in the Big Long Ocean! Through the myriad blades of grass, through the forests of contradicting feelings, through the mundanities of the role we play; All we are looking for is a reason to smile! A reason! But do we really need a reason? Is a reason enough? What reason can truly make you smile? A happiness that transcends all! A happiness that evolves from nothing at all! A smile for a smile, a smile for a memory, a smile for an irony, a smile for a tear! A smile, some muscles move on the face and the reason could be so varied! A reflection so strong! A radiation so bright! Both Within and Without! She writes about escaping the entrapments of the own mind! The biggest cell we call My Own Prison (borrowed from Creed)! Do we really escape it? Captains with a will can, Captains with a spurt of a will can fly for a while before returning back to the cage! Captain with Wills ☺ They talk to the smoke… They listen to the autumn leaves that fall! And they are free! They just break up in waves and particles, move back and forth and travel in time! And be Free! Who can keep the Mind so bound?

And then we return to the Snapshots of Life. Our ships anchor up at some island, we run around in the Jungle, we are free! Within and Without! Eating fruits from Gardens! Sipping water from the springs! Inhaling life and the essence of being and exhaling memories to be preserved as snapshots! Colourful albums of memories! Again giving reasons for exercising those tiny muscles on the face and bring the sweetest of the smile! The most infectious smile! A small picture and million memories later, feelings engulf us, levitate us in the peace and happiness of the being and consciousness! Of creating melodies together! Meeting folks who love music, dive into the deep ocean of tunes and words! Music, as mentioned earlier… It plays a pivotal role, it soothes or sadness, buffers our anger, elates our happiness and sometimes, those precious times when we listen to the loved songs one more f*ing time, a tear that lingers and dries before allowing itself to be visible. The songs, the stairs and the darkness on the beach front where our ships will always remain anchored! Transcending the changes brought by time! Another day, another song and another smile!

And all that remains are the lines by Rammstein from the song Seemann:

... Jetzt stehst du da an der Laterne
hast Tranen im Gesicht
das Feuer nimmst du von der Kerze
die Zeit steht still und es wird Herbst...

...Now you are standing by the lantern
you have tears in your face
you take the fire from the candle
time stands still and it becomes autumn...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Chaostion Marks!

Why is the human mind so intricate? Why does it give externalities a lot of space? Why is it so malleable yet unyielding? Was Newton more of a philosopher because all his three laws apply to psychology too?

Still, Why is that the heart rules the mind?

But then what is a king without a kingdom, or a kingdom without a noble king?

And yet, you have to add something to complete to make it incomplete!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Voter's ID

So here goes the story.

My name was already there in the Voting List.... So I thought, easier for these folks at the Commission to send me the ID. But no, I had to go to get a photo done. Ok. I go for that and get it done! Nice and smooth procedure with a swanky laptop and a Web-camera. So after that I had nothing else to do but wait!

So I wait. After about 2-3 months the ID shows up at my place. After asking the generous lady, who came to drop the ID at my place, the reason for the field 'Father's Name' being printed as 'Other's Name', the answer was really dramatic. She said in a gentle tone, "You should be happy that your name and photograph match!". What more to say? Speechless! This being a National Voter ID, and there are chances that the data could be messed totally! So there is a disclaimer folks! Just like the chaotic democracy we live in, everything is chaotic and unorganized!

Ok coming to the other part, my birth date is printed as - XX/XX/1982. Wow the only part they could print was the year, and they print it wrong! What about XX/XX (dd/mm)? How can I use this as a Birth Proof? Damn! Why couldn't they add another X? I could have used it in pick up lines! (I guess I am being too hopeful :P) But then again, what if I am not allowed to vote because of the double XXs?

I guess the only thing I can do now is wait for my Unique ID! That sounds good! Another million forms to fill! Another hundred lines to join! Another set of frustrations to flow! But I guess all of this is a part of living in a chaotic developing democracy yeah?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Guru Gyan!

K: arey baapre
R: kay?
oh my status again?
K: genocide alert,,
R: hehe... je ghadtay te innocently lihite
underline innocently thrice
K: thrice
aint that too less
R: nahi re... hyachya peksha jaasta nahi lihita yet... majboori ka doosra naam gandhiji hai :P
K: why gandhi?
why not R?
R: nahi nahi
R is never majboor...
K: oh how can it be like that
R: even if she has to be for some reason
K: R is R
R: she takes it on udhari basis from gandhiji
but never owns it
K: oh nice
khadi on rent is it
R: yeah.... selective alternatives....
in a free country
K: awesome
R: ;)
K: who said the country is free
there is no Free Lunch
R: my country is
talk about someone who's getting free lunch almost 80 % of the time
K: lol
thats being cut from my salary
that aint completely free
R: naah.... its like putting thngs on sale
K: totally
R: triple the price and then give a 10% discount
K: first increase the price...
R: so your salary is tripled
K: precisely put
R: then a meagre amount is cut
K: right right
tripled yeah
R: haha u must hate me for what i am saying
K: just like the triple underline in ur innocence right?
R: that's pure reality
innocence personified
K: there is nothing such as reality my friend
reality is just but percieved facts
which can be miscontrued on the way
R: facts nevertheless
plainly put as reality
in common man's terms
K: reality is just but percieved facts
which can be miscontrued on the way
R: i am a common man
K: that was the complete sentence
R: i got that
K: u talk about genocide
and still you are a common man
and still the country is free?
R: sab Maya hai
u'll have to go beyond illusions to understand the concept
K: now u are contradicting urself Oh Common Man
R: that's teh sad fate of common man....
no choice but to contradict oneself at every step
to survive
K: fantastic
Contradiction is a Common Mans Curse
could it be?
R: boon...
only opportunity where a common man can conveniently contradict himself to save his skin
so a BOON
K: but the very fact that he has to rely on Contradiction to Save his skin
R: tragic
but true
K: precise words
R: baas aata
bhaari zhala
K: Ok bye
R: ya
K: Peace
R: prevail for