Randomness

I am all alone, as I whine
and everything seems fine,
the sun hasn’t lost its shine,
the poems haven’t lost their rhyme,
the music hasn’t lost its chime
the world hasn’t lost its crime
and everyone does look fine.
This is what I always wanted when you were mine…
Why then O dear so I whine ?
I am all alone, no one to bother, No one to answer,
Master of my wishes and time!

I am all alone, as I whine
But if everything does seems fine
Why then O dear do I fright ?
Why is sun no longer bright.
Why is melody no longer in sight
and why does nothing feels right ?

I am all alone, as I whine,
Master of my own time,
but why is the that time stopped ?
Flowers now smell of the rot
and spirit seems wrought
But everything does seem fine.

I am all alone, as I whine,
No soul to talk except mine,
No memories to ponder except thine,

Waiting for the eternal peace,
which I just saw dying…

A candid interview with Society !!

It feels so great !!! Amitabh bachchan in Hindi movies or clint eastwood in the 70s and 80s revolting against a society !!!

Wow, I hope I can be such a hero too ! Speak dialogues in front of an idol like vijay or fire a gun like eastwood does !!

Was it only the greatness of Salim-Javed and sergio leone( not related to sunny leone i presume!!) or we need such rebellions ??

I think like our economy , our society and our value system is at an all time low !!! We are  in midst of a moral recession.

Look in the mirror ! What are we doing ? Where are we headed ? Whats our objective ? whats with us ?? This is what I felt.

So, I decided to take an interview of the society on four basic factions of life. Childhood, youth, parents and old age. Here are the views of society on these factions in a summary:

We first talk about childhood. O ! childhood is an age of innocence. It is that period of life when everything is so beautiful. What are your views ?

O yes, child hood is a great phase of life. Probably the greatest. Now, what I do with childhood is very simple. For me , childhood is not a phase, to enjoy, childhood is a phase where I can impart value system in that small brain , or thats what people call that first floor of humans. I impart the knowledge like we believe in only a particular god. The choice of god varies depending on my wish. If I am Christian, I say, jesus is the true god and others are not. If I am a hindu, I say Shiv or Krishna is a true god nothing else. If I am islamic, I say Allah is path to salvation and nothing else. So I impart this invaluable knowledge to them. See, I am doing this for them . I am training them to fight for rest of their lives. If this is not taught, how will they fight ? What will they do ? Then I also somehow manage to convince them that the scriptures are very very true. They are very literal and you have to believe in miracles. That actually easy as they do not much about science at that time and to tell you a secret, I also tell them that of they ever ask me a question, they will be punished !! Isnt it cool ?  Then, I send them to school ! There I give information and tell them that this is knowledge. Those poor little beings believe it !! They actually think school and college is a place where they get knowledge. This is a greatest failure of knowledge isnt it ?? (hehe). Then when they say they have gained knowledge , I ask, how do I know. Prove it by getting good grades in the exams. Memory is the path way of knowledge for them and this I think is a very innovative idea by me. This is imparted in the human brain and is executed through out. Humans, stupid humans actually believe that intelligence is knowing things. In IO test, they ask some questions regarding who was who and who did what and when etc ! And they test their intelligence !!! (Hahahahahahha). Anyways, then is gradually expose them to outside world. I show them movies, give them books etc. I show them shows like “mahabharat” or “jesus story” and tell them television is true. But this has a side effect, when they see things like “original sin”, “ma mere” or “munni badnam” and “sheila jawan”, I scold them. I say thats not what you should learn. Though I allow the makers to make it and elders to watch it, but not for children.Some say what is does is confuses a childs mind, but I say, no, the only rule is follow my rules without question !! Thus, in childhood, I impart qualities like competition, rivalry, winning spirit and also gifts. I give gifts when you are successful and punish when you fail !!!

Then comes youth. Another good phase. Human at his/her prime in the life. Full of energy and enthusiam ! What about it.?

Well, yes, youth is a good stage. Its a good platform to teach advanced things now. Now, in this stage, I introduce them to money. I give them money but  not the permission to spend it. So, they are confused. Then I tell them whats good and whats bad without reasoning ! I say, drugs are bad. Not why are they bad. Ofcourse, as god has made humans curious , they wanna know why are drugs bad and hence consume it. Thats it, as soon as they consume it, I proclaim them as sinners. I punish them and I isolate them. The result, they take more drugs. And computer scientists thought recursion is their invention !!! Then for someone who has escaped this devious and brilliant plot, I surely trap them in marriage. See, I am a humanitarian, I allow you to love. But, as usual, the catch is you cant marry the person you love. There are things like cast and creed that I have to take care of. And then, I fill the human mind with the root cause of all troubles. “Expectations”. I teach them to expect from the person they wanna marry.I teach them:

We are the invincible ones. We are the most popular ones.Each and everyone needs us you see.But ofcourse, we are also humans and we have our requirements. We look into some basic qualities in our partner. Common, they are not very difficult. We are good people you see. All we expect is that the partner should be good looking. Have a good figure/physique. They should have style you see. We need it as when we introduce them to our friends, our style and status should be maintained. He/she should know how to behave in a 5 star hotel and  should know how to speak in english full of accent, How to drink wine and how to hold hands and dance in a party. He/she should like my friends and appreciate my habits. Even If I smoke, He/she should not. Even If I flirt with someone else, he/she should be faithful. Even if I do not give a damn about my parents, he/she should. Even If I courier her/him a gift, he she should be happy ! Thats all we ask for. Nothing more. And ya, ofcourse, they should not be married before. You see we need “fresh” people. And ofcourse, I many cultures, marrying a divorcee or widow is a crime. And kinda Post script: Their fathers must be rich. They should be able to fulfill our dreams ! I dream of buying a car and since I am a divine being, he should full-fill it as a duty !! Thats all, see how nice we are !!

See, isnt it good ?? Isnt it correct ?? I know I am a master, I can make it from your expression kid !!!

Then comes parenthood. gift of god! A birth of human life. How do you deal with that.

I start by seeing them cry. They cry when in the hospital, they hear the crying of the baby. But, for me , its an important phase. I start early. I say, if the baby is a girl, then you ought to cry you idiot ! How can you do this. Girls , I somehow manage to convince the people , are not creation of god. The idiots believe me.  They know their mother is a girl still in many times and cultures I have convinced man to kill girl !! I love it.  But I do not stop there.  Then there is a simple course for parents. Thats actually a result of what I thought in childhood. Rivalry, competition etc. Now the concepts are applied to children. The average guy is always told “learn from your brother/sister”. Isnt it ?? Now, I dont see anything wrong in it ! Ofcourse, studies and grades are everything ! People not good at studies or those who do not get good grades should understand that they have a responsibilities toward their parents ! What will their parents say to the relatives and neighbours ?? What do they talk if you do not top or you do not win a trophy on your sports day ??  ow will they say ” see this is my sons certificate” with a proud laugh on their face and a hidden feeling a achievement as the relatives son stood second !! Guys , we have to understand that world war 3 is all parallel ! Each house and family has its own version of world war 3 !!! Common, you cant be average !!   But what do we actually learn in school, college ? Its just information anyways. Knowledge is long lost when we used memory to test intelligence. How great of me that we expect our students to understand information !! One may ask how do you understand that a flight AI-103 is going from Bombay to London !! Isnt it same as teacher after teaching a chapter on Gandhi asks “Understood ” ???? Today I care more about translation of gita rather than understanding it !!

Then comes old age ! Probably the most difficult phase of life.

All traditions and religions in the world say we should respect our elders ! So I do. We make better old age homes ! I give them better facilities. I give them a garden to have an evening walk with those artistic looking sticks I gave them as birthday present and those arthritis inflicted legs which nature gave them. I give them library. Books to read with those armani glasses I  gave them and those eyes that cant see clearly which nature gave them. I give them cozy beds and heaters or Air conditioner so they can sleep properly forgetting that only closing eyes is not sleeping. I give them smart phones to stay in touch ! So they can contact us when in need ! Knowing that those shaking hands cannot dial or remember the number !! We give them good medical facilities so they do not feel any pain. I give them medicines  as their blood pressure increases when going to a doctor. They say, they need their children. Are they mad ? They are  busy ,they have a meeting to attend otherwise their company would go bankrupt. they have their car to be serviced,  they have wine to be purchased, they have extra language classes to attend, they have gym to go , they have to go to the temple or church for worship ! They are  so so busy! common, tell oldies to handle themselves. And then they say, all we need is your smile and I say, na I cant, I have to mourn for a train accident victim you see !. All they ask is can you spend one hour on a sunday and I say no,I have to go for mass and feed the homeless !! The old people must understand, I dont have time for their stupid emotions. I will talk to you only if the talking helps my bank balance in any way ! I do this much for them , be content with what you get. You get free money. What else do you need ??

Mr. Society, Arent you afraid of god ?

God ? Hahaha, tell me whats god? How did you came to know about the concept of god ? Its through me child. I created god. And god, where is he ? Can he do anything ? I am the one who stays with you everyday, every minute !! I am the one with you, always. I have been with you for ages and I will be with you forever. I am a parasite which eats you, which consumes you and you do not have a medicine for me. You cannot harm me. You cant live without me you see. After all, you are a social animal !!!

The Mayans said that world will end in 2012. While factually incorrect, I suppose they understood the parasite I am talking about.

A cancer, my interviewer friend kills you. I on the other hand give you life. Its true that I have now grown so so strong that living with a parasite like me is more difficult than getting killed by a cancer !!

HappyNess !!

Happy Moment: you solve your first sum of calculus without copying !
Next Moment :Teacher says this was very easy..any1 can do it.

Happy Moment: you see the word “passed” while seeing your result.
Next Moment: Dad says…..you scored very less….

Happy Moment: you finally complete education.
Next Moment: you are asked questions about jobs !

Happy Moment: you get your first offer letter.
Next moment: parents say your cousin got 1 lac more than you.

Happy Moment : you cook first time.
Next Moment : you are told “Tune kitchen ka kya haal kar diya ??”

Happy Moment: some1 says I love you to you.
Next Moment : He/she puts conditions for you. !!

Happy Moment : you bring sweets from your first salary.
Next Moment: they say taste is not good!

Happy Moment: You get your first visiting card.
Next Moment: No one is interested except you.

Happy Moment : you complete your project !

Next Moment: Tester says “It breaks !”

 

Happy Moment: you get in a running train!

Next Moment: you see there is no place to sit.!!
Happy Moment: you see your kids face for the first time.
Next moment: hospital presents you with a bill !

Happy moment: you finally leave the world.
Next Moment: people fight over your money in front of your dead body !

Happyness my friends never last long !
Its the memories of these happy moments that we must cherish !!

My visit to RED FORT

 

The Red Fort (Hindi: लाल क़िला, Urdu: لال قلعہ, usually transcribed into English as Lal Qil’ah or Lal Qila) is a 17th century fort complex constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the walled city of Old Delhi (in present day Delhi, India) that served as the residence of the Mughal Emperors. It also served as the capital of the Mughals until 1857, when Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar was exiled by the British Indian government. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.[1]

 

The above is an extract from Wikipedia page of Red fort. The last line is pretty important . After reading that , today I went to the great fort. I was excited and expected to be face to face with history. But to say the truth I was disappointed with what I saw. Let me share my experience with you. I have also clicked some pictures to support my argument.

First, when I reached the entrance, it was full of commotion. There were vendors selling butter milk and fresh vegetables right outside the world heritage site ! When you enter you the massive facade of the RED FORT. Then when you walk a bit, you see a board with words “TICKET COUNTER”. Now you wonder where the window is and finally you figure out that its in the basement but the board never points there !!

The ticket costs Rs.15/-. When you go inside, there is checking done for namesake!

Still, when I finally got in , I was feeling that I will see a great historical monument standing in front of me. Did I see that ? No…I saw a MARKET ! . I saw a market with lot of shops in what was called the “drum building” of red fort. They were selling all kinds of small replicas and effigies of gods and monuments. I felt terrible. How can there be a market inside a world heritage building. But, it was true.

After that I went to the famous “Di wan-e-aam”. I saw people clicking photographs there. Not a bad thing but nobody cared about where they were. And why would they? We did not knew. There was not much information about the place written any where. There were no information board and no literature was given to the tourists as they came.

We moved forward and there was “diwan-e-khas” and then mumtaz mahal and ofcourse the  ” nahr-i-bihist”. Then finally I saw an information board on “nahr-i-bihist” and it said that it provided air conditioning type effect to the whole fort. But no where could I find out how ? No information on the architecture !!

Then we went to the museum  made in Mumtaz mahal. It has some very old scriptures and paintings. It has scriptures of old holy quran and different farmans of Babar,Humayun ,Akbar and Shahjahan. It has objects and artifacts of Mughals and their weapons and dresses wore by them.These objects are 400-500years old and can fascinate you. But alas ! I did not understand anything because these objects only had captions. One needs to know urdu to read the farmans and be an expert hopologist to understand how those weapons work.

When I was coming back I saw dogs and rats in the main arena ! How can stray animals come in the area of a word heritage building? I was stunned as well as disappointed. Even the cleanliness was not as good as it should have been .

Overall for me it was a disappointing experience. I quietly went out and has a brilliant “RABDI FALUDA”. Much better than RED FORT !!!

Please note I would still prefer if you get a chance please visit the site as despite all these things which I personally felt terrible the grand ancient fort stands tall with a flag furling with the wind.

Here are some pictures:

 

What I want to do ?

1 Question that I have asked myself throughout my life is “What do I want to do ?”

The answers changed with time and age.

Let me take you through my answers and I am confident that you will feel that its your answers too !

When I was really small, may be in senior KG or 1st standard  I confidently rose up and said to myself

” I want to become a doctor” 🙂

with a big smile on my face and confidence in my heart I was sure that I will be Dr.Rushabh Hathi.

Why doctor? Because II had recently been operated upon and I saw the doctor used a stethoscope ! I loved that instrument and mother had said that if you want to use it the you have to be a doctor.!!

As time passed……..I stated watching cricket .

Then I wanted to be a cricketer . Sachin Tendulkar .

Why? because I saw a match where he was the man of the match and he got a car !

Beautiful it was and to get that car , I wanted to become a cricketer !\

time passed…..

After that I went to see a movie starring Salman Khan. Wow, what muscles he had! what fighting he did ! His one puch blew the villian away !

Now I wanted to be an actor !

In my 5th standard my parents asked me jokingly “So finally what have you decided ?”

I answered ” I want to be a doctor who plays cricket and acts in films !!!”

As time passed the cruelty of life murdered my innocent childhood.

In SSC I again answered the same question

” Actually I don’t like biology so I cant become a doctor !”

“No worries now want to become a CEO of the company”

Why CEO- I did not even know the fullform of CEO but  knew that CEO is a person who is very rich and travels in a black color car !

I dropped Biology and did vocational course in electronics.

And whenever I was studying science , I always told myself, I will be a scientist and invent something so my photo also comes in text book.

So now I wanted to become a CEO who was a scientist, who acted in films and played cricket !!

Then after i cleared SSC(Please dont ask marks !!) I heard there is something called IIT.

So I joined a class which trained us in entrance exam for IIT.

The course and teachers there were excellent.

They helped my wipe my ambitions of becoming a “SUPER-CEO” and helped to cultivate an ambition of becoming an IITian.

I started looking at IITians as aliens !! Only they are respected and great !

But now my latest dream was to become an IITian.!

But the gravitational pull of physics was too high and probablilty in maths was tooo low and the chemical reaction was exothermic, so I could not clear IIT exam !!

Now what , I was looking for an ambition.

Then I got into mumbai university engineering college and as alwayz I was full of hopes.

In the first year, i saw my seniors making a robot.

Now ……

I wanted to become a robot scientist.

Now I was matured enough to know that I had to study but study what ?

I went to my professor , he laughed and told me “That subject is not taught !!”

So that ambition was gone!

So again I was looking for a ambition.

Then as days passed, I observed that there are few guyz whom everybody loved.

I wondered why and then realized that those are toppers…

heheheeh……now I wanted to be a topper.

I decided that I will top the next coming exam. And to gods grace I did. But from bottom…

Then as time passed I was getting exposed to the real world.Now I was more practical.

I wanted to become a team lead in INFOSYS !

Wow…so engineering helped me come down from CEO to TEAM LEAD !

In my final year, when recruitement interviews took place, I changed my ambition again.

Now I wanted to become a simple programmer.

So from doctor to CEO to TEAM LEAD to a PROGRAMMER !!

What a journey.

And yes I had realized by then that I cant be an actor since I was not a “KHAN”,”KAPOOR” or “BACHCHAN”

I also realized I cannot be a cricketer because I did not have any money to give to selectors.!!

Today I know what to do.I have to earn to support my living.I also know how to do it.

When I look back, I think, that there was an age where my ambitions were completely illogical and childish but I was happy.

I wanted to become a doctor because I loved stethoscope but today I know I need 50 lacs donation to get into a medical college.

I wanted to become a police officer because I wanted to beat bad guyz like Amitabh Bachchan did.Today I know that the only merit required to become a police officer is “CORRUPT” !!

I wanted to become a CEO because I wanted to wear that black blazer and travel in the black car.Today I know that If I want to become a CEO, MY father has to be one !

Today I understand the reality , I understand the way world works and understand the place I am.

But I also understand that I was more happy before.

I was more happy in my world of dreams where everything was possible than I am in this real world where we are ruled by SYSTEM and CORRUPTION.

Today if somebody askes me what I want to become I would say

“The 5 year child I was ”

 

 

 

 

Some Interesting Sentences !!

 

These are some headlines which have appeared in yester years papers..

Worth reading !

  • Teachers Strikes Idle Kids

 

  • Stolen Painting Found by Tree.

 

  •  Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half;

 

  • Red  Tape Holds Up New Bridges;

 

  • Clinton Wins on Budget,

 

  • But More Lies Ahead;

 

  • Hospitals  are Sued by Seven Foot Doctors;

 

  • Kids Make Nutritious Snacks;

 

  • Minister Accused of  Having Eight Wives in Jail.

SAVIOUR TURNS EVIL !

I still remember that day.

It was 29th April.I was biting my nails vigorously , glued to the television.

Mom and Dad were also tensed but age and experience helped them hide their tension and nerves.

As the evening progressed, my hopes diminished.

Oh common Indians it was the world cup Final !

As sehwag and the “god of cricket” went back to the pavilion my heart sank.

I thought everything is over.Then a small fight back from virat and gauti was able to get me interested to the match again. But then suddenly, virat was OUT !

I thought  letz switch this damn TV off.(I wanted to break it but dad….!!!)

Then came to the kriz a saviour.He fought and fought hard.The man who was not in form for the  better part of the WC was at his best.Mahendra Singh Dhoni,(MS) fought like a tiger.

He hit a huge straight six to help me get up and dance.

I was thinking about him the whole night.

But the world was saying about him great things when I woke up(expectedly so..)

“The king of captains”,”The best captain India ever had “ and the most interesting:”Lucky MSD !!”.

The world was praising him.To add the praising he also won IPL and it was a cherry on the cake !

The praising continued….

“The best skipper” , “Indian Clive Lloyd”…(”Lucky MSD “ was still there).

But after 2 months the praising has gone….

The best captain is gone…

The LUCK has gone…

MSD is currently under fire…

Why ?

Because he has lost 3 matches in England !!!O jesus….wat a crime…

MS….should u be hanged ??

Hahahaha…..I want to laugh at our people who are criticizing MS and media who….well they wont change !

How can the best skipper be a bad captain by some losses?

Why can’t we be consistent.I heard a TV NEWS anchor talk about consistency….

I would like to ask him….Are you consistent..? you can’t even praise him for 2 months…

How the hell can you talk about the teams consistency.

Why can’t we understand that it’s just a game.Losses and victories are part of the game.

What is required is that we do constructive criticism..

Our cricket team proves that they are like us…”INCONSISTENT”

We praise them when they win and we trash them when they lose.

It shows that we are not ready to accept the defeat…!

Why..why can’t our team make mistakes? Why cant we support our team in the poor times.Why do we make someone “GOD” at times and “DEVIL” at other?

These questions are shouting to be answered !

Anywayz…I request the readers to answer them as I am getting late…

I have to go to a rally against our cricket team !! 😉