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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 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 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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vanity destroys itself..

The necklace, a novel by Guy de Maupassant. I haven’t read the novel myself but we used to have a chapter in our curriculum. The overview of the story is that Madame Mathilde Loisel  lost a diamond necklace which she had borrowed to go to a ball, at which she being the center of attraction, was quite a success. But that success cost them 10 long years of their life which they spent in paying the debt of around 28,000 francs that they incurred to replace the lost necklace with a similar one, without the knowledge of the owner, a friend of Madame Loisel. One day, after all the debt was paid and Madame Loisel and her husband Charles, leading a very plain life, met that old friend and were really shocked to find out that the necklace was only an imitation and was worth 500 francs.

If only Madame Loisel hadn’t lost the necklace..
If only she had the heart to tell her friend the truth..These were the thoughts I had as a child and now I think:

If only she was humble enough to go to the ball with the things she considered trifle but were her own..
Madame Loisel’s vanity ruined the very best time of not only her life, but her husband’s too.
This story is repeated over and over in most of the ladies’ lives, not entirely but to some degrees. We people suffer and the cause is that we are too vain to introduce the real selves to the world. We try to prove nonsensical things like beauty, fashion-sense, trends to the world but actually we become a showpiece in this showcase world.
Even as I write this, maybe somewhere I myself am going the same way..
Who knows??
Rightly said, vanity destroys itself..
But then who cares..
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A1 rocKsss…. :D

I dedicate this blog to one of the coolest batch, I ever had during my entire academic life…A1 and especially to the creator of the ‘A1 rocKsss…’ phrase, Saavan(sA1, as he liked to address himself, :p).
The batch consisted of a bunch of souls that were interested in doing anything but what the teacher said. Some would choose a corner seat and start following their religion viz. gossip, some would stick their nose to the computer and go on exploring the unending world of THE COMPUTERS (sometimes even without the Internet, lol) and some would just dedicate their full attention to each and every motion of everybody, interpreting them and then having fun from it.
We were always lagging in assignments and tutorials and practical and most of us believed in plagiarism, so we needed just a day or two to finish off all our assignments, which often was an abridged version of the others’ work.
I consider myself really really lucky to have got such a batch during my engineering days, how else could I have got through the tedious and never-ending labs..
A1 really rocked, no no no..

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ab na rahe we pinewale…

अपने युग में सबको अनुपम
ज्ञात हुई अपनी हाला,
अपने युग में सबको अद् भुत
ज्ञात हुआ अपना प्याला,
फिर भी वृद्धो से जब पूछा
एक यही उत्तर पाया-
अब न रहे वे पीनेवाले,
अब न रही वह मधुशाला|

The above is an excerpt from Shri Harivanshray Bachchan’s ‘Madhushala’. It depicts the importance of the era to the person in which he lives. We think that now is the best time to live. We love our songs, our trends and styles, our way of living, in short everything. To us, the present time is the best one and we can’t imagine life without some of the things which, now a necessity, were not in even in the list of luxury some time ago. The question arises in our minds that how people lived then, with no TV, no cell, no modern day facilities. How they were able to entertain themselves when their options were limited to the All India Radio and the Doordarshan.  How on earth did they stay in contact without sms and internet.

But but but, this is our thinking, not of those who lived then. When asked, our parents would look somewhere in the horizon and start with “This is nothing. Life was what we lived then”, followed by all the things they did, the fun they had even without our so-called basic necessities (a gift of modern technology), the times that they wished to be back.

Our grandparents would go further back in the time and tell their tales.

So, the thing is no matter whatever or however were the times, people always love their time, the time of their youth, the time when blood gushed through their veins ready to take up any adventure, the stories of their love and break ups and crushes. Person of any generation, when speaking on this topic would always say:
अब न रहे वे पीनेवाले,
अब न रही वह मधुशाला


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OSO vs The Secret

‘agar tum kisi cheez ko shiddat se chaho to puri qaaynaat use tumse milane me lag jati’, a dialogue from the blockbuster “Om Shanti Om” which conveys exactly the same message as Drew Heriot’s “The Secret”.
OSO is all about how a junior artist always wishes to become a superstar and believes in his wish. He dies trying to save his love but in his next birth, he gets every single thing that he used to think of and repeat over and over to his friend. the aforementioned dialogue means that if we heartily wish  something, then the whole universe tends to give it to you.
This very concept, we see in The Secret, which is a compilation of revelation of various people including some really big and famous heads, how their life changed when they followed THE SECRET.
All you had to do was to think and think and think about your wish and TADA, you will accomplish that.
So, the thing is what to do, which film to opt.
Well, i would go with OSO. It, at least has some good songs and of course Shahrukh.
What’s your say?
P.S. – Kunal Sir, I am sorry.(if ever you read this)
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my mummy’s sopa de tomate!

For past few days, every evening I make tomato soup for my mother.
The reason, she thinks that it helps to improve her appetite and the cause through which she found it was that one fine day, my father thought of making tomato soup just for fun in his leisure time. his leisure became my tedium. :p
Well, it won’t last long, if considered her previous such practices.
She took to exercise once in which she was very regular, skipping every other day for no reason. This lasted for an entire fortnight. Too long a time compared to her ‘after dinner walks’ which ceased in two days. haha!!
Last winter, she took amla (indian gooseberry) juice, which ended soon followed by all vegetable juice.. YUKK..
Well , lets see how long the tomatoes remain on her chart!
And it seems that I am totally following her example. ( After all heredity is some thing :p)
Its my record too that I can’t keep any of my resolution more than a month. I have tried studying sincerely from the school’s first day(which I always have failed disastrously), using paper bags, look after the very few plants that i have (at present, none of them can be called alive) and the biggest one is the fact that my longest job was of 2 and a half months ( either I leave or they fire me).
But whatever it may be, I enjoy my and my mother’s ineffable actions..
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‘EVERYBODY’S SOMEBODY, NOBODY’S NOBODY IN DELHI’, quoted this line from the movie NO ONE KILLED JESSICA. Well, the situation goes not just for DELHI but for the whole country.
Anywhere and anytime, either you say “do you know who i am” followed by names of some bigheads or you fail to get your work done. The irony is that 90 percent of the holders of the names mentioned may not have done anything worth mentioning or perhaps anything, let alone worth mentioning. They are the ones with huge money, tiny conscience and a political whip in hand.
Any task form getting an affidavit signed to a property deal, needs to be accompanied by a bundle of notes or names. No need for yet another long lecture on the corruption in India. This is the Indian way and this is the way we live. All I want to know is..
Is there no way out??
If there is, what is it??
And when the ruddy hell will it be trodden upon ??
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to hell w!th the mot!vational stuff..

every time i read and try to follow, some book or article intended to uplift your morale, the so called motivational and inspirational stuff, it really helps, if not to lift me up, surely to push me down, distress me to a greater degree.
how come it happens that once some fellow has success under his feet and the whole world behind him that he becomes fearless enough to speak up his follies
and who knows what fraction is revealed because greater the success, bigger are the compromises with one’s conscience.
the world around is enough to make you feel sorry for all your actions and make you feel depressed for what you are NOT..
so why this extra stuff.
they say after break up, wish your love a happy life but practically how many us have the hearts to wish that. a wounded heart can’t think of all the godly deeds you should, but the ones that you don’t follow.
even if you don’t do anything to harm him/her, any cause for their distress brings peace to your mind and this remains a fact no matter how much you deny.
when we are rejected from the jobs that we want to do or from the wishes that we cherish, then who, in this world thinks the crap like ‘doesn’t matter, I’ll keep trying or it surely will lead to success someday’
who is able to stop their tears and get along, without crying themselves to sleep.
all we can think then, is that life is not worth, what the hell are we living for or simply try to seek solace in the virtual world created by the net, the drugs or the wine.
so myself came to the conclusion that its my life, no matter how depressing and dull, it may seem
cuz i don’t know what other elite ones have paid to get there where i admire them, what dreary facts they are hiding, what secrets they are sitting upon.
so to hell with all the stuff that, rather than giving encouragement, discourages me. define my own way to success
try to follow it
if i can’t, which knowing my past record, m sure that i won’t, simply try to think of some other interesting way and follow it.
why not do what i think is right no matter how crazy or weird others may consider it.
so to hell with the inspirational crap..
to hell with the people around..
and welcome lyff…
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The First Ones..

The first one..A phrase which almost every one of us has not just used or heard or read but has lived. So, here’s to my first blog. Didn’t know where to start and what to write, so thought why not just dedicate the first one to the memory of some of the first ones of our life..

First day in school coz i don’t remember anything before that, :p
I was crying standing in front of the building where i was to spend time laughing and kicking..

First friend: Didn’t knew how to define a friend. Don’t know even now but ’twas something special, one with whom I was to, am and will always share my stupidity and all the devilish pranks..

First love proposal which I myself didn’t experience but which I’ve experienced more than anything in life. During high school and college days, everybody was in love, so had enough of all such scenes, the “ooooh, he is so smart” and “aah, here she comes” and the YESs and the NOs.

First Job, First Boss, First Salary: This I’ve had enough experience. Have done so many jobs(but never stayed more than a month or two) but nothing compared to the first ones. Was so docile and obedient, did whatever task boss gave and a truly sincere one. The first salary was like, like the world at your feet. You having your own earnings, nothing comparable to that..

So, these are some of The First Ones that I could remember,  but would love to add to the list..

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