Thursday, September 13, 2007

Plugged Unplugged

I need some information first.
Just the basic facts:
Can you show me where it hurts?

There is no pain, you are receding.
A distant ships smoke on the horizon.
You are only coming through in waves.
Your lips move but I cant hear what youre sayin...

go Pink Floyd plucking, thrashing and belting out this classic number and it feels like a dream, where I travel across space and time, disconnected from everything else...including the world around me... and then the lyrics hit me hard...particularly these two lines...

"You are only coming through in waves.
Your lips move but I cant hear what youre sayin..."

As I try to make sense in the context of the song, they start making more sense when I look around me in the train, towards other passengers. Students, executives, managers, salesmen, engineers,almost everyone, is plugged onto something electronic, be it their ipods, mobile phones, pdas or laptops.

We people are plugged onto electronic gadgets so much these days that we're getting unplugged from the world around us. There used to be a time when travel meant meeting new people, a friendy wave and a smile. Roads and platforms used to be social spaces. Even a polite hi or a hello goes to deaf ears and leads to a sense of insecurity so much that I am starting to feel like a social retard.

What I find even more alarming is he scenario another ten years from now....

Sunday, July 15, 2007


When I title my post "moods" I am not referring to the condom manufacturer, just in case you were wondering. Now why did I choose this title and what am I writing? Read on and you will know.

Today I am in a mood to write. So? Well I am in a mood to write. Isn't it kinda exciting? I am in a mood to write! Now I contemplate. Why am I in a mood to write? Why was I not in a mood to write earlier? Why not yesterday or the day before that? Why today? Well I can't answer that one but I can certainly say that I am in a mood to write. Now as I am wondering about this, I feel like looking up the meaning of "mood" in dictionary, it also served as a refresher as I seemed to have forgotten what it means, considering peoples' moods to do different things like shower, shave and even eat and sleep for instance. I mean how can you wait for the mood to eat? Isn't it called hunger? Or is hunger the urge to eat and the mood to eat is a warning that you will be hungry soon? Anyways, the dictionary says that mood means a state or quality of feeling at a particular time.

Hmm alright! State or quality of mind at a particular time. I see three variables here, makes the equation all the more difficult. Lets understand the variables that are state, quality and time. Simplifies things to an extent. Now the only reason I am drawing you into this discussion and wasting your time is because I am in the mood to write and I want you to read my rantings and ramblings. Does it sound like a desperate call for attention, for recognition? It does sound like a soul wanting to unleash itself, break out of this cucoon of relative anonymity, conquer the world and make a name for itself. Thats too much of an ask. Right now I am in the mood to delete this post of meaningless but grammatically correct string of words. But I won't.

Now coming back to the three variables; state, quality and time.

By understanding "state" I answer the question "how is it?".
By understanding "quality" I answer the question "how intense is it?".
By understanding "time" I answer the question "for how long has it been like this?".

Let's see if this holds good for hunger.

State : I am hungry.

  • I am very hungry.
  • I am not so hungry.
  • I am feeling hungry for the last 3-4 hrs.
  • I am only starting to feel hungry.

Something else I notice here is quality and time are proportional. Quality increases with time. The longer you go hungry, the intense your hunger. Anyways since I am not in the mood to try any more examples, I can safely say that the longer you stay away from doing something, the greater you will want to do it. No wonder people are in no mood to go to office, no mood to drive, no mood to work etc etc.

Ok that was a tiring effort and now I am in the mood to eat... or am I?

Thursday, July 12, 2007

A Funny Forward...

Here's Ten things u shud know being an or**t member

If you're ugly,
stop acting like you don't know it.
The captions under your picture that says "top model pose"
"arnt i hot/handsome/cute"
doesn't convince anyone.

To the people who have like 25,000 friends, are you serious?
Nobody in this universe can keep up with that many friends.
You're stupid.
Go play in traffic.

Don't ever post pictures and say
"OMG, I'm so ugly"
"OMG,I'm so fat"
because if you were,
you wouldn't post them.

Nobody cares about threats over the internet.
Don't try to act hardcore with the keyboard.
Fighting online is like racing in the special olympics; even if you
win, you're still retarded.

Making 20 bulletins a day
about how you hate other people
b/c yoUR not on their top 8.
who really cares, i mean get over it!

Who really gives a crap if
I don't accept you as a friend?
Don't send me another request or message asking "what's up with you,
adding me?"
I don't want you as a friend;
that's what's up!

Little 12 year olds who have Or**t
and look like little cartoons,
go somewhere else
because nobody wants you here.

If you have decided to read this,
you are a true Or**t Friend.
Real friends read their bulletins.

I say you go and pass this on
and maybe it will finally get through people's brains

And if you open a bulletin and it says something like "repost this in
100 seconds or a ghost will rape your dog tonight,"

funny ainnit?

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


Love is not about profit or gain,
Love, a feeling without constrain,
Love's an emotion without restrain,
Road to pleasure, journey of pain.

Every rebel's cause to die,
Every soldier's reason to vie
Love remains as time goes by,
As people are born and people die

Every human's greatest need,
Love is grace, its divine indeed,
Love knows no race or creed,
Love seeks only love to breed.

Love is not a state of mind,
Love is but what you find,
In yourself and the world around,
You shall be blessed, when thy love is found!

Sunday, July 30, 2006

The Perfect Ten

I dont need a perfect ten,
As I dont believe in perfection,
But all I believed came untrue,
From the very moment that I saw you.

Perfection was never so refined,
And I said well done God, well done!
From one to ten you're so well defined,
Please come to me, come to me undone.

One's for the one that you are.

Two for you and me till eternity,
For love, care, peace and serenity.

Three to thank father,son and holy ghost,
A request to them, making you love me the most.

Four is for seasons, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring,
And the joys to my life that you bring.

Five is for the week, Monday to Friday,
For me to call you from work, each day.

Six is when its saturday,
I hold you closer and tell you what I say,
Just like every other day.

Seven makes it a beautiful Sunday,
Next to you I cuddle up and I say,
That I do and will love you in every way.

Eight in the morning I wake you up,
Breakfast, with coffee in a loving cup.

Nine is the cloud on which I reside,
Every moment I have you beside.

Ten the sign of perfection,
That's what you are, my perfect ten!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

4 Gruelling days with the incompetent corrupts ...

Day one : March 01 2005 : Off to the station to get the verification procedure started to get permission for the project @ a govt establishment. Unfortunately the man at Shimoga Rural Police Station is out counting the rural election votes .... disappointment to say the least..... A whole day wasted..

Day two : March 02 2005 : 10.30 in the morning . four lads turn up again to see this man called Kuppaiah. He turns up for regular duty at 12.00 ... the lads tell him their problem . Give him the request letter and he responds rudely " dont show me your face for the next 5 days !" the lads think the first letter in police stood for P=Polite. now if that was polite , I would eat my footie boots without salt. The lads request and he grants them permission to get NOCs from the other 3 stations. Then they go to the next destination Doddapet police station and the jobis done in 5 minutes , hats off to those people there. Next stop jayanagar station ... Unfortunately the man for the job is out for lunch. Same story @ Kote station. The lads turn up again @ 16.00 hrs @ jayanagar. Job done in 5 minutes but with a small catch. They are asked to pay a sum of 50/- as stationery expenses... whew! stationery is supplied by the government isnt it ? Next stop Kote station .... job done in 5 minutes again... awesome job by the people there.

Now back to base to meet Kuppaiah . Formalities done , the lads have done Kuppaiah's job of running around in the sun getting NOCs from all the stations that too making photocopies of the form at their own expenses as ordered by Kuppaiah. They meet him again , same curt reply:" dont show me your face for the next 5 days !" somehow they beg him to meet them the next morning.

Day three : March 03 2005: They meet Kuppaiah. He refuses to do their job, appears to be busy while he is actually talking to his colleagues about the latest kannada movie that has been released. One helluva busy man....

But then when he is pressurised from a few political sources he does his job grumbling. After all this he approaches the lads for Office expenses (read bribes) and gets politely denied (coz the boys have had their job done) ....

will this ever improve?

Well the next 2 days are easy and the task is handled by responsible officials and the lads get their certs after 4 days of agony, pain, torture and frustration...!!!!

Monday, April 24, 2006

God.... what's the hype all about?

Hi all,

another not-so-easy topic. This time it is God himself/herself.

I am left to wonder whether we really have a superior power called god in the first place. Well no, I personally believe, god and religion are a bunch of bull shit and ways to make money and curb human thinking, thus making them follow the rules set by the religious houses.

When i was very young, I would dutifully go to temple every morning b4 goin to school. well i used to believe it in school when the nuns used to tell us "dun copy children, god is watching u" little did we realise that if at all god were to watch us he/she cant possibly watch us all at once, as he/she has only 2 eyes and we were a few hundred. but the confusing part was, who he/she was watching at what instant of time.

well this apart, i remember facing this scene a few times just after exam results

Mom n Dad (MD) :- you got less marks again. why?
Raam (R) :- I suppose i din study properly.
MD:- if u dun study properly how dyu expect to get good marks
R :- I dunno, I do go to temple everyday, i suppose its high time this god did something about my marks.
MD :- but if u dun study well how dyu expect god to help u?
now listen. u will study harder now onwards.

well now i, being the questioning sceptical one that i have always been, ask myself "if i study really well, why the fuck do i need god to help me? also god is supposed to help helpless people, i study hard but still dun score,hence i am as good as helpless, so why din god help me?"

armed with such questions, i move on in life, get into engineering, well same story again....such is life... the saga continues. Now after analysing my successes and failures, I confidently arrive at this decision and decide to life my life based on this inference. It works, trust me... It really does!

1. God is an excuse to put the blame on or to give credit to.
2. I and only I deserve full credit to my success.
3. I and only I deserve to be blamed for my failure.

Makes life easier to live.

Please comment. brickbats welcome too.