Sunday, April 15, 2007

EOI (End of ISB)

I will stop this chapter now. While sad that I am, life moves on, and so do we.

My original blog goes :

will be regular there from now on.


Thursday, April 05, 2007

2nd blog in a row...

Second blog in a row. Still recovering from the mild surprise that I can still access net..

Reservations became another burning topic, and so some political parties found a reason to be destructive. Sanity prevailed in the Supreme court which has caused shocks within every political party. This is one topic that binds every party irrespective of their manifestos and perceptions. Not that I care, but what a reason! Therefore any person, affected or not by the reservations, should just be careful that ultimately the effect of reservation is not important to these "representatives of people". Its just a topic like Ayodhya, that these people love to dig from grave and use to exploit people's sentiments.

If it were in my hand, I would have made all these political parties pay for the damages they do. After all if you can make Unions of WB do it, you can potentially make even President of India do it. Its another matter that he will not do such attrocious thing in the first place.



I have borrowed this from a fellow blogger. Since I don't remember the source now and afraid of plagiarism, I will sit mum with the first line. So the quote goes ...

" Its not the end. Its not even the beginning of the end. Its the end of the beginning" ..

As I end ISB, these lines come to my mind... :)


Monday, March 26, 2007

blast from the past..

Sometimes, somethings remind you of past, the one that you buried under your pillow while sleeping. So while you can still dream, when you open your eyes, it will be gone.

Palkon ke kinare humne bhigoye hi nahi,

Wo samajhte hain hum roye hi nahi,
Wo poochhte hain khwaab mein kisko dekha,
Aur hum hain ki arsey se soye hi nahi

Well time and tide wait for none, and so all we can do is just flow on.....

To end with - "Life takes its toll, please keep the change handy" :-)


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

And yet another higher order .... whatever..

It takes time to realize that the world is not ideal, nothing is perfect and so one should not pursue this dream of utopia. So what are mores? Why have rules? What is wrong with chaos, if chaos is the destined way?

Monday, March 19, 2007


There was a naughty boy in London,
And a naughty boy was he,
He ran away to Scotland,
The people there to see,

There he found,
That the ground,
Was as hard,
That a yard,
Was as long,
That a song,
Was as merry,
That a cherry,
Was as red,
That lead,
Was as weighty,
That fourscore,
Was as eighty,
As in England.

So he stood on his shoes,
And he wondered.
He stood on his shoes, and he wondered.

This was my 6th class poem, and if I remember it till date is because of my teacher, and how in a very simple manner it explains the truth - humans are same wherever they are! Though the poem talks about all inanimate things, they are all human inventions, and therefore are same.

On a different note, over discussion today at tea time, I discovered that the best takeaway from ISB for me was given by Prof BC.
- Its important to sleep well in the night
- One should be Generous, Enthusiastic and Optimistic all the time

I think ISB has taught me a lot of things. More later though...

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Indian Cricket team

This will not be a rational debate on what is going wrong with Indian cricket team. This will be just an outburst.

We Indians have traditionally been fooled by a lot of people, Brits, Moghuls included. So why not people who already are Indians and know the kind of passion Indians have for cricket? Yes, you guessed it, the Indian cricket team is keeping all of us in a matrix. They show us the carrot and themselves eat Chicken Tandoori.

I am not proposing a conspiracy theory, but look at the facts -
1. Indian team does not have performance based incentive.
2. If they win, Pepsi comes up with an ad. If they lose, Pepsi comes up with an ad. Who is benefited?
3. In spite of non-performance on field (statistically proven) Sachin still manages to get endorsement contracts. Talk about perceptions!
4. Any MNC coming in exploits this!

Bottomline: We are a great nation, with foolish ideals!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

What's important? - 2


Empathy is essential to understand the underlying emotions of any human being. In the world where there are people with all kinds of Dharma, you are bound to be felt gratified and cheated at the same time, in case your sense of empathy is strong. Though, it is important to note that these 2 feelings are just manifestation of that person's own Karma or deeds of past, and are not his Dharma. To correct the Karma, one needs to see the underlying motive and seek a way to appeal to that motive. This is also a property of one's sense of empathy. For example, if you see someone failing an exam, instead of finding out where he went wrong, try to find the motive which lead to this result. Ultimately, even laziness is something born out of one single incident happened somewhere in the childhood. Appeal to that motive, single it out, and then present the case to the person. The results will be astounding and you will have solved your purpose,

Where does this take you?
While it is totally selfish of me to write about this, it is of importance too. Ultimately we are all here for a purpose and that purpose needs to be satisfied one way or the other.
Your Karma is very basic step to solve this purpose. It makes you aware of what you can do. Being aware of the repurcussions of your Karma to your surroundings makes you aware of your impact. Both of these in tandem help you to achieve your purpose. But to enable your mind to achieve that purpose, empathy is key. Why?
For example, you know you are good at solving mathematical problems and you have an accounting job. Now you are working for a MNC which is committing frauds. You know you are good at it, but you know you are accountable too. Now its a matter of choice whether you do it or not. If everyone else is doing similar frauds, and its a norm but you cannot do it, you fail the system. But if you KNOW that your way is right, and understand why others are doing it to show them how they can correct the entire thing requires you to be empathic. This way you either beat the system or change it.

Your purpose can be as small as this, or bigger depending upon when you realize it. People end up spending entire life not realizing the purpose too. I have no authority to write about what happens to such people.

We all live one life, and in the entire gamut of things its too short. Its paramount for us to find our purpose, for the lack of it can lead to total disorientation too.
I am not telling you to be unhappy if you have not found it, but have an open outlook towards life. Be receptive!