August 27, 2008 § 3 Comments
Well It is been more than 10 days since ,so well here are the three entries:-
I n Dependance
If there is a lot to think before I take the road,
If there is a million times to worry before the flight I board,
Is that a problem with I or dependance?
Is I and dependance bonded to life,
like twins to part with death?
Is hoping and wishing and freedom to feel
Got to do with the country I live?
Are thoughts bounded by the borders of questioning,
Or will it be different if I were on the other side of the pacific?
If the grass is green everywhere?
Should I worry about the shade or worry if there’s enough to cover the land at all?
If every switch steals a bit of the world that I make,
And every click is about the info to take and break,
If every time I blink there’s one more tear at stake,
Will I ever be free to breath, feel, touch and dream.
Is this the freedom I celebrate?
NATIONALISM AND PEACE/DESTRUCTION
Nationalism- the feeling of being a member of a nation, a feeling that can be deemed either patriotic or fanatic, depending on the extent to which the feeling degrades your ability to be sensible in making decisions on issues that may or may not directly concern the “Individual”. My doubt however is, why in the first place, did a need for such a feeling, such a sentiment arise? To usher in harmony and peace in a piece of land demarcated by boundaries drawn out of language, culture, traditions, lifestyles, food habits etc which in turn led to intolerance, disrespect and the urge to suppress the people of other “Kind” ? Was it to bring in peace or ring in bells of destruction of humanity as we understand it?
Why did I feel the need to live in a society? I feel, I cannot survive on my own? No. I feel, I will have a more comfortable life if I depend on other people? Yes. Am I really open to other people depending on me? Well, maybe, but I would prefer to set some filters first which will help me in short listing those whom I would like, rather those whom I would not mind helping(mind you, I am not putting any filters on receiving help.). Fine, the conditions are worked upon and accepted by a group who later go on to make a society and in the larger picture a nation. Now, peace and harmony prevail in my nation and so does humanity and kindness. I happy or am I?
There is something else that I see with the people of other nations and I want it (here I has now become a “We”, we standing for a nation), but at the same time I am not ready to relax my filters. Do I forget about it? No. Why? Because I cannot survive without having them? No. Because I am greedy for anything and everything that grants me a better life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually? YES. Thus, what do I have my hands filled with? Wars, death and destruction, inhumanity and cruelty, abuse of basic human rights! In all of this we still manage to maintain a fair amount of peace within our nation!
What’s my conclusion? Should we have nations in the world? Yes. We should encourage the feeling of nationalism? Yes. Why? To maintain peace and harmony only in that piece of land? Absolutely yes! Should I have that selfish eye on what other nations have that I don’t? No. Do I have it? Yes. Do I restrain myself? No. Because I want the best for myself? Yes. Is it wrong??? No (here I have turned into a fanatic, but then can anyone define a universally accepted line as a demarcation between nationalism and fanatic nationalism??). Why not? My motherland is the greatest! Here’s where any rational man would drop his guns, because he will not be able to convince me that I am wrong.
So the million dollar question is, “what did my nationalism give me?” Peace or destruction?
January 1, 2108: An Article in The Times of the Earth
Globalism and Peace/Destruction
There has been a rush of people to Mars. Especially after the glaciers have been melted, especially after the wild animals have become extinct, especially after the global warming has taken its best toll, especially after the terrorism looming large over a huge part of the earth, especially after the forests are fading away and only the concrete jungles are remaining, especially after the ozone hole has become all-pervasive, especially after the people have lost sense of all morals and only the consumers remain!
Unlike Earth, Mars has been a more planned township. They maintain huge closed city complexes that are self sufficent. They are covered in all the sides and the whether and temperature can be changed according to the requirement of the locality. The forests are mandatory in every city. Greenery and gardens occupy about 70% of each township. Everyone has their own roof top gardens too. After years of patience, technology and climate-conditioning, they have now started growing unlimited natural water! This was the main break through of the martian community of humans. Then came the patient and determined growth of forests. Though it took time to grow the vegetation and import a variety of natural animals aided by the bio and zuo technological advances, the improvement is visible. The security – The last but the most important aspect of a long sustaining society. This is where the martians have had a huge edge over us, earthlings. All the members wishing to migrate to Mars have a compulsary DNA verification and character analysis by the most modern technology available till date. To add to all that there is a huge nano-tech security also present in all town ship – starting from embedded traceable sensors in each martian, instant live feed from cameras and what not. Needless to say, there have been very less ‘incidents’ till date, which is ofcourse slowly increasing every year. All to-gether excellent living conditions – atleast for now.
The most ironic thing is, they had to build so much from scratch in Mars, which the earthlings before a hundred years were able to enjoy right here but took it for granted. The interest of the nation was always put before the interest of humanity and international peace. If only they had co-operated and lived peacefully without exploiting each other, all this destruction could have been avoided.
Thanks you three for taking part. Who do you vote for?
August 10, 2008 § 6 Comments
For this one there were four entires And here they are:-
A Nose in a Rose
She ordered a rose and it was a beauty
She powdered her nose and used it profusely.
She ordered her servant to bring it to sniff –
“I won’t” said the maid, and said it quite snooty.
Her mistress just then had a tickle and wheeze
And out of her nose there came a great sneeze:
The orderly napkins and trimmings for tea
Arrayed on her table to stunning degree
They shuddered and shook and then flew in the air –
“That sure was a beauty,” the maid did declare.
I see ur face
in the beauty
of this phase
of sun’s duty
The shining ball
far behind the hall
tells me ur grief
of what i never wanted to be the chief
1st pic: (with the 2 long white stems)
He was a young lad who held his head high, like he had two huge, white horns- hIS ego never gave him a chance to KISS..
2′nd pic:(with teh pink flower)
She was a full-bloom lady with bright pink cheeks- the pink cheeked MISS.
3′rd pic: (the floral arrangement)
Marriages are made in heaven, and the two of them got into an ARRANGED alliance of BLISS.
4′TH pic: (fulla pretty flowers)
The two of them loved each other and their love took physical shape in the form of 10 KIDS.
5′TH pic: (the chair with stars and holes in the back support)
They soon became one with the stars and gaping holes in the sky. The world without them became an empty chair and a sad ABYSS.
6′TH pic: (the skies, dusk, shadows and electricity lines)
But even today, when you look into the starless sky, their love plays a beautiful shadow on the dusky, monotone background. Then, you feel their love, and an electric chill gives your spine a nostalgic, whacky KISS..
One moment led to a Buddha, a Gandhi, an OshO.
Rendering them such power, a nation they could steeR.
Depriving themselves form petty desires,their souls they freeD
Enduring all odds, reached the highest pinnacles with easE.
Reticence not being a virtue, words were their speaR
Austerity being the media,they penetrated all human stratA
Noble in their approach, yet they forced all into deliberatioN.
Dictators and imperialists too felt compelled to pay them heeD.
Baffled by them are many,many try to wear that garB
Enlightenment evades them, as the truth they fail to seE
Alacrity with reticent desires would lead to it’s alohA
Ubiquitous are their teachings,waiting to be learned by yoU
Treading on their path will not be easy,it’s a very long fighT
Yearning to be enlightened will not do, my friend,you have to trY
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So,those where the four entries for this week.I know a few of you asked me to place the poll on the sidebar,i promise to do it the next time( i am not able to find the right widget).Anyway you can vote till Tuesday evening(IST 6:00 pm) after which i will publish the results! So who do vote for this time?