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a 'noT sO greAt' m!nD @ woRk..

A regular blogger I am..

Every time  i write a post, i think that now onwards i am going to be regular. i want to write at least 5 posts a week.

and my past history shows exactly the opposite. sometimes i am just flowing with ideas to write and feel like a professional writer and and the other times are like, hmmm.. what should i write??

i have always loved literature, though mostly fiction. i don’t like going for biographies or travelogues or history. novels, stories, drama are all my cup of tea. at the start of every academic year, i would sit with Hindi and English textbooks and read up all the stories, neglecting the poems and essays.

i loved going into the imaginary world of the author and would even spend times pondering over possible other outcomes (mostly for the ones with tragic end) had the characters behaved or acted differently.

poems would also come to my thoughts after they were taught in the school and they were usually like if they had some very good rhyme or a great incident to narrate or simply if i just liked them..

as for my love for writing, the credit goes to the creative writing section of the curriculum. i loved that part and evaluated my writing based on the marks that i got.

here i end my chattering and again decide to write regularly.. 😛

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Gandhi – an era beyond time; an epic beyond words..

Gandhi – a man who lived a life following what he truly believed, no matter how hard it became; a man who has been idolized by many and is being followed by millions even today; a man who selflessly fought for others; a man to whom all were equal no matter what his/ her caste, creed or color; a man who was recognized and rewarded not just by his own people but his opponents also; a man who we call mahatma..

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this post is not about Gandhiji or his principles or his life. much has been written about it and i don’t have anything new to add to that. this is about what i feel about the legend.

during college and even today, i meet many people who like to whine about how Gandhi was wrong because of his principles of non-violence or that truth in today’s world is not a solution or more strict actions should have been taken during partition. it is considered cool or trendy to be speaking something anti-Gandhian.

i myself am not a die-hard follower of Gandhi and like the “Bhagat Singh’s line of thinking” more. a little bit violence for a cause rather than non-violence (and it certainly does not mean that i carry a dagger in my pocket and a gun in my hand, slaying those who don’t agree (which, in some cases i really wish)). “बहरे कानो तक आवाज़ पहोंचाने के लिये धमाके की ज़रूरत पड़ती है।” – भगत सिंघ is what i believe more.

all i want to say is that’s our personal opinion and that gives us no damn right to condemn a person who has influenced so many people and who has lived a righteous life. at his call, millions of people gathered to join him in whatever movement he embarked. to join his movement, students left colleges and schools, people left jobs and their comforts (boycotting foreign goods) and even women left their daily chores. there must be something that made those people follow him even if they didn’t knew him personally. how many people would quit their work and normal life and join me or those who criticize Mahatma, if we come up with some idea of rebellion or started some movement that would get us arrested for sure.

all i want to say is that we are not adept enough to criticize or even comment about Gandhi. and if someone is really intent in doing so, then he must first raise himself to a level where his words become quotes and his call becomes command and his life becomes a national asset.

and yes, it takes much much more than courage to follow non-violence. to go on getting blows voluntarily when you know that you can fight needs really strong will and sheer strength of mind.

lastly, some of the quotes from this great man that i like:

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth. (governments seem to be acting exact opposite)

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching. ( so true and so less practiced)

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. (a toast to all those who have their names written in history)

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.  just do it

Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man.

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? (if only this thought is given a thought)

the best one, one that i would like to live: My life is my message.

quotes taken from http://www.brainyquote.com

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we always had freedom..

At present, am reading Indian National Movement and the movement study really moved me. I mean, as a student i have read all about it (thanks to the history portion in the curriculum), but that was many years back and i probably was in class 7 or 8. But now reading the same things shook me to the heart.

People had literally gifted their lives..

The only cause in their life was complete freedom or PURNA SWARAJ. Different people took different ways to ultimately attain the same goal.

Had we lived at that time, we would have known what the value of independence was..

But we have always been free, have taken independence for granted..

Was this the dream of those eyes that closed themselves to attain freedom, are we creating the INDEPENDENT INDIA of their dreams.. The answer of course, is a big no.. We are nowhere near that dream..

The thing is why?? The thing that was dearer to people more than their life, we are simply wasting it on trifle things. Can’t anything be done regarding this?? And if yes, then what and if no, then why not..

There always is a solution. There is a solution to this problem too, hidden somewhere waiting to be sought..

Want to give my part, just waiting for light which would guide me the way..

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quoting quotable quotes..

for past few days nothing has come to my mind that i can write here..so thought that instead of creating something, why not discover something..and hence i present some of the quotes that i was awestruck with; quotes worth quoting..

“some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde
(literature class insult..)

“A smart person knows all the rules so that he can break them wisely.” – Lubna Azmi
(hmm… seems like i’ll have to start learning rules!)

“Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.”
(noticed the experienced ones around you??)

“When a husband brings his wife flowers for no reason, there’s a reason.” – Molly McGee
(did you get flowers from your husband recently for no reason..??)

“Nothing is so embarrassing as watching someone do something that you said couldn’t be done.” – Sam Ewing
(a toast to those who’ve made this happen..which includes me too..you say that it can’t be done and we’ll come and prove you wrong..)

“Pro and Con are opposites, that fact is clearly seen. If progress means to move forward, then what does congress mean?” – Nipsey Russel
(seems like congress of all the countries are same..!! :D)

“Those who think they know everything are very annoying to those of us who do.” – Terry Marchal
(haha.. no comments)

“I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
(we are more interested in the wrong ones anyway..)

“Not only is there no God, but try finding a plumber on Sunday.” – Woody Allen
(:

Lecture: An art of transferring information from the notes of lecturer to the notes of students without passing through the minds of either.
(for past 3 months I’ve been taking lectures too..lolzz..)

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
(cent percent correct..practically proven)

some fast flicks..

Don’t drink and drive. You might hit a bump and spill your drink.
Eagles my soar , but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.
Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs.
I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.
If you can’t convince them, confuse them.
Never test the depth of water with both feet.
There are two theories to arguing with women; Neither one works.
What is a free gift? Aren’t all gifts free?

and now a classy masterpiece..

The exchange between Churchill & Lady Astor:
She said, “If you were my husband, I’d give you poison.”
He said, “If you were my wife, I’d drink it.”

(:

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