Inheriting the world- a candid view

February 18, 2010 § 15 Comments

Can we refuse to inherit? No we can’t. Unfortunately.

I am an 18 year, who probably is more sensitive to the world around me than others of my age. When I first heard someone tell me, that my gen. is the hope of the future, I felt happy. That was back then, when I was a 15 year(?) old, when the world seemed a novel place.

Reality(or whatever little of it, i have seen) has a pretty bad influence. Of late, I feel even more pessimistic than usual. Maybe I tend to romanticism too much, but having provided for that, still, the picture looks pretty pathetic.

You see, there are very few who are sensitive to the world in general. And it makes no sense for us(I think I am part of the few), to  just talk among ourselves and discuss. True our India has an “argumentative tradition” (as Sen puts it) but today we no more have rulers who are capable enough of understanding the arguments.

You see, democracy is supposed to empower us. It is supposed to give us voice and supposed to make us a part of the nation. But text books can be pretty misleading(of course if you notice the larger picture, it really isn’t- why are kids supposed to mug? Why are they not given reasons? Marks, teachers, parents, right to talk? hmpf.) and I am sure it has been a pretty sour welcome to reality for many.

Not that I expected anything great.  I set my expectations, as low as possible and yet, things keep hitting new lows. I am doing a professional course and yet I cannot expect professionalism in the institute(I shall keep away from that for now). I go to an esteemed college, where, contrary to the name, there is no Ananda(or a canteen at least to the level of Ananda Bhavan).

See I don’t even need to go to the good parts- politics, global warming, discrimination at various degrees etc. I can choose anything I want and well show you how screwed up it is.

I probably am too tired to write about those many many things which I care about. Now I actually  try to ignore stuff. But I am someone who has learnt to be sensitive to issues. But to what vain?

Inspite of all that, we need to enjoy life. You know what? After a certain while, you get used to these things. Screw expectations, if the system is sucky, you too can make it suck. After all it is just another drop of water. If you want to stand out try adding poison. No one is going to question it. Maybe I am being candid, but hell this is reality, right?

You and me blog and tweet and what not, yet do you think the poachers or the tigers are going to listen to you and me? I do. But I also know they don’t. Do you think the terrorists(of all kinds) give a damn? They have been brainwashed enough. A post, my friend is not going to teach them.

Reality is where you suck up to people and get things done. Hell ya. See thinking of others is a forbidden sin, after all no one gives a damn about you. This is a good old rant, I guess. But I think, I deserve a chance to say these things. And well, seeing the size of the post, I can guarantee myself that most people will see the cartoon and skim through the post and skip to comments, so I can be assured no one is going to give me any sympathy.

Sympathy does us no good. See a fellow sold a movie with sympathy. We are meant to build careers and go on. We enjoy it by having cars/cameras etc. It is better to live in your own shell and wade off invaders. Maybe I should withdraw into mine and not give a hoot, I would love to, but I know I cannot.

I probably care too much. I am trying to learn. But I cannot be a hypocrite. I thought my thoughts were on the right track and maybe they are. But then who cares for what I think? Today we have wonderful people ruling us. I am happy Chennai is a safe city. We hopefully won’t have communal violence here and since it is supposedly conservative, the Senas(or is it padais?) won’t find room here. Try chastising Mylapore and you will been smeared in vibuthi (ash), topped with a namam.

This is another bloody long post. I am happy, I can do this. This goes in line with those conditions apply sort of thing. No one has read it and yet it is out there for everyone to read. This is therapy as well. I feel sort of better. But am still uneasy. After all why do I care? I say I don’t care, yet somewhere in there I care.

I set out believing that the world is good. Now I know the world is good, but the people are too good. I am happy that I have a few friends who can put up with my abject thinking. Abject because, senses and brains are meant for rote learning and yes for feeling pathetic when a person whom you do not know has marked you low.

For those who have been reading my poetry, all this might seem expected. And you probably already know, that I will keep fighting, simply because I am me. Poetry is one of the few joys in this world. IF not for that, I doubt if sanity will ever embrace me.

I recluse to this world, where my thoughts are transformed into unseeable things and spread among humanity in signals. This place is sort of where I belong. But the way I belong to a place never changes- known to everyone, yet very few pay attention. No I am not complaining.

I love to be myself. I find happiness is being me. I know, I know, this has gone out of control. How I wish I had not inherited this world. But hey! at least I should try to make it better for the future right? Peace sounds cool. But you adults are never going to settle for it. After all Europe/Washington is cool enough right? Try Chennai it is hot, you will love it, complete with Molaga Bajji.

Let us face it, all this is too good to be true. We like entertainment. We are selfish. I am- I want to be known in this world. I like to be appreciated and yes I take criticism seriously, because I believe it to be constructive. I think I am a nice guy, especially when you are nice to me. I will do anything for you, as long as I can trust you.

So, whatever. This is a rant, so guess, it ends with a bunch of smileys, showing that all is well. And am not going to edit this. Spellings, grammar and whatever can go hang it self. Carpe diem!

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A couple of awards and a tag

August 9, 2009 § 28 Comments

*Let me do the tag first 😛 *

Sahefa tagged me ..ya ya its again one of those question answer things 😛 Anyway lets see if I can make it fun 😛

– What is your guilty pleasure Disney movie?
Wall-E 😛

– What’s the longest you’ve gone without taking a bath?
maybe 25 hrs or something..I can’t be without taking a bath and well if i can’t stand  it I guess others can’t too..and ya in Chennai you sweat..You can actually find our sweat running all over the place..thats why the koovam never runs dry 😛

– If anyone u know (name the person pls) could be your slave for a day, who would it be and what would they have to do?
Oh no , no …what sort of question is that? Aren’t we living in a civilized world? Slaves? Where are your senses Mr/Ms. tag creator?? Its crass , crude to think anybody can be a slave…of course I can’t blame you , maybe you work in an MNC or a call center?

– What is your best physical attribute? and why ?

How you doing? 😛

– Do you have a secret talent and what is it?
Ya well I can tame elephants and make them turn into ants..can make corns pop..can sleep in class…can sing like a horse..Can look like Posh ..can make people go oh! gosh…and can give current a shock!

– What is one thing are you afraid of?

Fear? Me? Hmm..nothing really , oh! come on how many times should I say this – dogs!


– If you had to spend eternity with one person, who would it be?

Hmm…nope not yet found that girl… 😛 Hmm..but ya I can spend an eternity with myself , till I find that girl(?) 😛

– If you had to listen to only three songs for the rest of your life, what would they be?

Song of life

Song of love

Song of the universe 🙂

– What did you look like in 5th grade? Describe or upload a pic..

Well don’t have my 5th grade photo on the comp..but well you can see my 1st , 2nd etc on FB 😛 Well I looked human I think….I maybe wrong.. 😛

– If someone made a movie about your life, who would you want to play ‘you’?

Of course , as long as others agree to play “them” 😛
– Who is most beautiful person you know (inside and out).
Ha all the aliens out there 🙂
– If you could date anyone in the world, who would it be?

Shhhhhhhh……I am not telling anyone over here..Dirty gossip mongers all you humans are 😉

– What is the most annoying habit that a friend/boyfried/girlfriend/spouse has ever had?

Hmm…trying to push me off the himalayas? No no thats it , she tried to drown me …hmm…ya I remember..wait I forgot.. 😛 Oh ya Emotional Atyachar( I think I got the meaning correct atyachar is a mess or something right?)

– What is the meanest thing that you have done till date? (time to come clean buddy)

Mean , I am a vegetarian! (K well in Tamil mean means fish :P)

– What is that one question u wish i had asked u.. u can answer it too 😉
Hmm…who are you?

AAAAAAAWwwwwww………..but you are , *faints*
– What would have been that one question that you dread ?

“Why do you write long poems? “

Yup I hate that…one of the reasons for moving my poems out of here.

Oh and all those who get the awards below are tagged(your wish really) but if you don’t do the tag , You are expected to write a post on the Evolution of Stupidity among humans…

now for the awards….

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Thanks Anamika 😀 😀 😀

And the awards go to :-

1)Indyeah– no guessing why 😛 your posts surely bring out the best in us and teach us soo many things 😉 (others – for more refer to annexure 58C 😛 )

2)Swaram– And no one says her posts are long 😛  Keep the song going 😉

3) Destination Infinity A blog where you will find a variety of articles…entertaining and makes you think 🙂

4)Nita – Her views are very similar to mine(and at times I have understood my stance better thanks to her). I love her well researched posts , always informative..and of course the comment section is another world by itself 🙂

5)Smita – for her wonderful book reviews and ya I guess we all enjoy the shopaholic in her as well 🙂

I think I will stop with 5, after all others need to spread the award as well 😛 Anyway , I wasn’t joking about the tag part so either do the tag or well write something on the evolution of Stupidity among humans 😛

Happy birthday shy-u

July 1, 2009 § 13 Comments

From Downloads

The only person on this earth who hates being clicked – ya thats my cousin . She whined and whined after I clicked this photo . Her eyes “ache” when  someone takes a photo (even without the flash 😉 ) . And of course I never got the chance to take a photo of the palm tree 😉

The baby among us , but trust me she is the best among us(cousins) when it comes to fighting 😉

So from all of us – happy happy birthday 😉

P.S:- where is my chocolate ?

P.S:- I am off to college so you can’t call and shout at me , lol 😛

Tigers? How about people or books or roads ??

June 5, 2009 § 15 Comments

So after a week of travelling and staying in a super hot hill station which is about 2.2 Kms above sea level am back 😀 😀 😀

And as the title suggests I have found 0 tigers . Too bad that none was brave enough to show up . I wanted one to scare the monsters away 😉

 

I have discovered many things in this trip , including the fact that Tamil Nadu has developed a lot and places which I thought were villages have CCD ( ya a bad measuring unit but still) and traffic jams and star hotels and pretty well furnished with humans 😛  

Of all the books mentioned in the previous post only one has been done with and that is the book on google ( not to mention my study material being weights to make sure that the balance in the car is maintained and I have a test on Sunday!!) .

Have taken a lot of photos and for the first time took more than 3 photos of people 😛 (too lazy to upload now 😛 shall post them soon 😀 ) . Also am planning to write a travel log( been a while and have got lots to say about the roads).

My google reader showed me about 240 unread posts and well the number won’t make me the majority in the parliment so just pressed mark all as read( I have a test on Sunday!! ) .

And though it is just a mock test on Sunday , I am supposed to do well ( ya people think I am someone from the nether world where the glow of the lava helped me study better 😛 ) so well the post may have to wait for another 40 hours or so ( me and my love for measuring , damn it 1/ 0 my toe! ) .

Finally the voting shall follow soon , once we judges are done with picking the fattest tiger to shoot 😀 

 

The smiley tag

March 4, 2009 § 28 Comments

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

So,this is it.This is my very own tag…after all I am the smileyananda..er…smiley man 😀

The objective:- To make people smile.When you saw the smiles above ,I am sure you started smiling too.That is the whole idea of this tag,to make others smile/laugh. I don’t need to tell you all about the good effects of a smile,but a smile always helps you get out of lows and makes you feel great.So this tag shall spread the smile,in all the blogs.At least this way for once all the blogs shall be smiling and looking bright and happy at the same time.Let us for one post forget all the nonsense in the world and just spread the smile.

 

On my face I have a smile,
IT is a sign of the joy of being alive.
A smile upon my face,
And at it you gaze
and now you have it on your face.

This happiness is life,
Forever we can smile,
Never let sadness become ripe,
Put a smile upon your face,
And grace through the days,
Gloom is all haste and waste,
Never let the smile run away,
Today is happiness’ day.

On my face I have a smile,
IT is a sign of the joy of being alive.
A smile upon my face,
And at it you gaze
and now you have it on your face.

 

So all you have to do is post some funny pics/write something which will make people smile and/or laugh. And ya you have to begin the post with a line of smileys like how I have done 😀 

So before I do my post,let me tag :-

Reema(yes mam,I will study!)

Chirag( looking for some nice smileys 😀 ) 

Solilo ( a humorous soliloquay? ) 

Nimmy(someone provoke us to smile now 😀 )

Apar( give us a ROFL in the headtrip!)

Nita( A research on smileys/smile? ) 

Sakhi( A funny story?) 

Destination Infinity( Infinite laughter maybe?) 

Anshul(better do a cartoon 😀 ) 

Dinesh( ya 18000 RPM please) 

Indyeah (yeah!)

Kritajnya( go sis!)

-Anyone else who wants to do this.

Well all those of you who are tagged,pass this on(that is why I am stopping with 12 people).

Anyway to my post…



oh come on I leave it to Calvin..
sense-of-humor-laughing-at-absurdity

Anyway spread the smile 🙂 And my school moto

“KEEP SMILING”

From photoshopped

about me ,thinking and questioning

July 2, 2008 § 10 Comments

I am what i am.That is it.Do i think too much? Well i don’t know,but if i didn’t think,then i will not be me.It isn’t supposed to be two posts about me,i wasn’t planning this,but then it struck me that i need to clarify a few things.

A lot of you ask me,am i really 16? It is easier to laugh this one out.I wonder why people think i am not 16 .The reason might be that i think differently.Now i wonder why i think differently. The fact that i think differently from the majority of people in my age group is tough to accept.To me,there is nothing strange in asking questions,questioning is life.

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.-Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)

Questions,questions and more questions exist in this world.As Einstein says,there is no limit to asking questions.I ask myself why do i question? And the replies i get are infinite,for my mind can think without rest.I try to let my mind think all its want.I like dreams,i like the impossible ,i like fantasies to say the least.
So why should I come back to this so called “reality” of yours? I am pretty comfortable with where I am.If you want come with me and i will show you the way i think,but it isn’t easy for me to accept what you think.I love to watch clouds.I love the silence of night.I love to dream.And most of all ,i love it when my brain and heart churn out answers.it must be the greatest feeling to get answers,but then all answers lead to more questions and so think more.

Look at all the sentences which seem true and question them.

David Reisman

Now i haven’t progressed much here.I am still caught up.I am still trying to think out if i should be writing this.As i said i am very happy in the world i live.When someone says a no to something,i believe it can mean a yes.i believe that i can find solutions to the perennial problems of humanity,for i can think.yet thinking does lead to dead ends.Those are the times when you are left desperate,that is when you press your mind to think harder and you wish and think that you can think that one out.

Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers.

Voltaire (1694 – 1778)

this is one of the most truest sayings.And so i shall end this with a few questions:

why all this?
why life?
why god?
what for?
why live?
why die?
why think?
why not think?
why hurt?
why love?
why a end?
why a beginning?
why a nation?
why humiliation?
why hunger?
why poverty?
why education?
why earth?
why universe?
why big bang?
why creation?
why everything?

and here is what i think about everything

SOLUTIONS ARE CREATED BEFORE PROBLEMS

Devil ya!

July 1, 2008 § 17 Comments

Here is something fun 🙂 These belong to one of my friends :)Cool na?

watch out ,i will tear you apart 😀

So you thought i was joking? Well take that!

And that!

ha peace!

P.S.: all the photos were taken with my mobile cam 🙂

Ops forgot Calvin 🙂

and Fear of the dark 🙂 (one of my all time favs 🙂 )

A bacteria’s view of population explosion

June 24, 2008 § 16 Comments

So i am sitting here to write something.And as i write this so much is happening out there:-

1)the human race is expanding.

2) more people are dieing.

3) The level of pollution is increasing.

4) the food prices are rising.

5) More hate is being created through war.

6)More and more kids are being nurtured to hate each other.

7) there are the natural disasters.

8)there are the man made disasters.

9) And a lot more too.

Yet in what way can i influence them? I have a English teacher(who also happens to be my vice-principal) who keeps on going about the fact that the human population in the world is becoming larger and larger.Now i seriously wonder what can we do about?
When we talk about population explosion,illiteracy,poverty all tag along.So we are all aware it is a cyclic process,right.So what can we do? NO this is not right,i am asking the same question again and again?

So i am going to try and answer it.First of all,i think we are all,including me,too scared of ourselves.


We cannot face what we are all.so to help myself over come that,i am

going to become something else.
I choose to be a bacteria.

Now being a bacteria,my main aim in life,is to help my species become larger in number.By creating a humongous population,we can rule earth.All other creatures how ever big they are,will be controlled,because we will out number and over power them.Yet since i am a bacteria and i haven’t changed much since the beginning,what i thought was a brilliant plan has failed.I find my own brother trying to kill me.We have become so large,that we don’t have enough space and all of us who are equal fight for supremacy.A few of my brethren are weak.

So together, unconsciously or consciously we the bacteria with the power have enslaved them.So to protect themselves,they all live together.Yet they are all still weak,so to increase their security,they try to grow more hands,legs and with that more moths and with that all the problems.And unfortunately they all don’t have the sense ,that they cannot find enough food for all the mouths and a lot of them die-a few once a lot many times over.But,Within them they all have a hope ,that someone created by them,will have the power to over throw all of us.

The problem with them is that,they don’t have the capacity to do anything we require,as they don’t have the brain power.A few of them try to become physically strong ,but then the long years of suppression helps us and we employee them for our own use.They become tools.So well i should talk about bacteria like myself.What did our fore fathers do? They too added more drops to the ocean,only the reason being different.they wanted their legacy to be carried on,and now too many of us exist and our family legacy is split into so many that we have no clue about a few lost brothers.

So now there are a lot of us in the world.And we all fight among ourselves.A few of us are the polished good waters,who try to act as if everything is fine.While a few others are the bad waters,for whom nothing is fine and yet they act as if it is.And then we have the few who know both waters.They try to think of solving everything.Yet the only solution till now,which would be the easiest and fastest is to drop a little bit of some chemical in a few places. Or simple start wars.yet that would be cruel,wouldn’t it? The small fish,needs to become more daring.

And the small fish among us are trying to.They all aspire to become like us “posh”.And

we are trying to set higher and higher standards.Yet one problem remains,the more the bacteria who come out,more are sent down.so how can we solve it? So as a bacteria who is thinking,i come to the conclusion.We need to stop fighting.We all need to appreciate each other and try and help each other.We all shouldn’t feel insecure.We all should love each other.Easier said then done.

You cannot teach everyone.Other bacteria need to understand the need.They all should know that stealing and cheating aren’t the way.If they are truly powerful,then they should be able to challenge what the past has done to our wonderful species.Someone should teach them and that can be done only by people who understand.

When someone hurts you.You don’t hurt them back.For you never know why they did it.All of us are equally guilty for everything.So we should try and understand what happened.If we cannot join together and mitigate our race now and emancipate those who need to be,it might be too late.Who knows there might be no bacteria at all on earth.Then again,the humans might soon die before us,they have nuclear power.Well if that happens,it would be a good example to bacteria.Then we will know what will happen,if we try to rule the world.we should all remember,that what we create will dig our grave.Whether we are going to witter with hate or die with a smile with love,is left to us.

Just giving privileges will not help,everyone should be prepared for shouldering the responsibility of saving our race.

never criticize!!!

May 13, 2008 § Leave a comment

lol! its not fair!!

May 12, 2008 § 5 Comments

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