29 October, 2009

"The People University"

Meeting people and assimilating traits inspired from them is the best method to groom oneself. The immense impact it imparts on us is more than that which can be delivered by any other means;be it art,or literature.

People are the best source of inspiration for positive, as well as negative influence. And,meeting a lot of right kind of people can infuse high dosages of intoxicating ideals,from which indigenous ideas could emanate.

I have been very lucky in this regard. The rich genre of quality people I interact with on a daily basis has taught me numerous lessons,helped me develop and hone few new talents,and to derive motivation to get better everyday.

I shall remain indebted to each of you,for, I have acquired a little bit of you,and assimilated that precious piece of you into the core of me.

27 October, 2009

Akashabheri- And What an experience!

Today,for the first time I watched a full length play.And,I have been left drowning in a sea of emotions. The vivid performances,and its impact upon me has been pleasant and profound.
It was a Kannada play-Akashabheri by Ninasan Thirugata. The theme was about two fellow comrades of Bhagat Singh,who reminisce about him. It questions the quality of Freedom we obtained in 1947, in light of Bhagat's views,which were highly idealistic.

Bhagat says-I do not want just freedom. I want a freedom which is obtained in the right way,and not with any compromises. I want a freedom which the future generations will cheerfully enjoy and utilise.

He foresees the chaos which the freedom won on compromises would unleash.He had had the foresight to predict the current condition of India.Bhagat criticises Gandhi-he says, he has the right to do it,as he admires him as well. 

Although,the story of Bhagat Singh and the revolutionaries is well heard and said,this experience of watching it as a play has surpassed the conveyance through any other medium. I seldom get scintillated or am left with goose-bumps while watching movies,neither do I cry often. But,I don't remember how many times I sat in awe with tears in my eyes today. Once,I felt like crying out loud. This is an experience I shall never forget my entire life.
The live music,the choreography,the dialogues, the performances,the theme,and in totality the entire play was impeccable and highly impactful.

I really feel sad that I have been missing such gratifying experiences all this long in my life. I urge all of you to watch atleast one play soon, then you'll know what is to be done next.

Few of my friends used to talk about movies as some sort of mediocre product when compared to Plays,and now I myself am on a path of revelation of this fact i guess.

26 October, 2009

Nature vs Nurture !

An important debate could be based on this. Not only a debate,but a thesis can be arrived at starting from this contention -Nature vs Nurture.

As far as I've seen and analysed,people are groomed mainly based on the way they are nurtured in the circumstances they are exposed to.Their nature/hereditary traits/genetics does very little in shaping their personality. The qualities a person assimilates throughout his/her life is what gives a distinct meaning and purpose to that life. If the circumstances were any different,the person would be groomed in a totally different  manner.

Parents play an important role;not by transferring their traits through the genes,but by selecting and/or influencing the circumstances their ward grows up in. This is the ultimate role of parents-To provide an ambience well suited for the nurturing of the child into a worthy person.

In Hereditary, or by nature,only physical qualities can be transferred and has nothing to do with the psychology of a human. So,ultimately nurturing is the winner,shaping the nature of a human.

22 October, 2009

Is this it ? Yes,This Is it !

After massive turbulences which rocked me from all directions, finally they seem to have mellowed down. I'm talking about the anxiety about my career which was haunting me for the past three months. Tsunamic brain waves which used to flood me with numerous options, digressing my energies to different directions are hopefully retracting.

I am joining MRO-TEK (a core company for ECE!),and I'm more than happy. It won't just empower me into a working professional,but will clear out the clog in my mind. But,these were the days when I was being highly introspective and trying to see what I wanted. Ultimately now,I think I am at a place where I wanted to be.

Hoping for the best:)

20 October, 2009

FInally some reasons to hail BBMP !

Off late, the reckless works by the Bangalore city corporation-Bruhath Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike(BBMP) has mellowed down. Now,there are resasons to hail them,and appreciate them for their work.

One of the best things(although not very essential) is the ban of movie postering over the canvas of all city walls. It was horrendous,and more than that disgusting.
This ban has been followed up with painting these walls by the instances of the rich cultural and natural heritage the state of Karnataka possesses. This has converted these previously shabby walls into arena of beautiful and heart soothing artistry over the walls. This,by my reckoning has been the best move taken up by the BBMP concerned with the appearance of Bengaluru.

Now, it is up to us that we take good care of these beautiful canvases.

Good Job BBMP :)

18 October, 2009

Three days of euphoria:Studsat @ Nitte

Yet again an official trip by Studsat:This time to Nitte for three days-to address and interact with the students from five branches. The sessions including a presentation and a questionnaire. The response from the students and management were highly positive.

With this part done,it was up to us to enjoy to the fullest,which again we accomplished successfully. Numerous places-Kaarkala,Moodbidri,Kaup beach,Udupi,Kodyaka,Surathkal,Mangalore coupled with utmost delicious food and a damp weather which made us less lethargic.

This Diwali will be my best until now,with no exposure to the emissions which I'm allergic and repellent to. But,instead I had the most closest encounter with Mother Nature's beauty.

Added to this was the weather,and more than everything the warm local people made the trip for all six of us an Ideal experience.

Looking forward to more such experiences with the team,because you guys were like icing on the cake,making it much more enjoyable:)

12 October, 2009

Perspectives,Perceptions and Paradigm shifts.

Perspectives are the lenses through which each of us look at everything except ourselves. Change of perspectives happen very often,sometimes in an instant.They are ephemeral.The way of thinking after a change in perspective leads to a paradigm shift. Consider comparing our paradigms with those of children:

Even the simplest of the things hold immense value to children.This kind of a perception is the most gratifying one. As we grow older,we seem to drift away from this beautiful way of life to a more barren and calculative perception. This is the reason for discontentment in an adult's life;which is all the more ubiquitous nowadays.

A simple book which intuitively talks about Perspectives,Perceptions and Paradigm shifts is The Little Prince,by Antoine de Saint-Exupery a French  aviator.It is the most politely done mock at all of us,who do not value the simple things in life.

One of the best lines from the book would be:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

11 October, 2009


On this most auspicious of nights permit me then, in lieu of  the more commonplace sobriquet to suggest the character  of this dramatis persona.

In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity is a vestige of the vox populi,now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation
of a bygone vexation stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance,a vendetta held as a votive not in vain,for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.

Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose.

So let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you,and you may call me V.

PS: These are the lines spoken as self introduction by V,and as you must have read it,these are undoubtedly the best lines ever written or spoken. V for Vendetta remains one of the most closest movies to me.

09 October, 2009

Nobel Peace Prize 2009- A faux pas?

I admire Mr.Obama,check out my post Not only the greatest orator of our times,he's more than that... Wednesday, January 21, 2009. Firstly,congratulations to him.

But awarding him the Nobel Peace Prize of the year seems premature. He has only made his promises,and there hasn't been significant influence from his words. These,when enacted will definitely be worth an accolade. But,this is just preposterous.While the American troops still haven't retracted,or the situation in the Mid-east hasn't mellowed,this act of recognition seems to reduce the credibility of the award itself.

I consider this to be a prospective award to Mr.Obama for his future endeavours,I wish him luck. And,in such a case,after five nominations,Mahatma Gandhi wasn't conferred with The Nobel Peace Prize.So,the committee better award him a posthumous one,else the Nobel Peace Prize will become a symbol of a misjudgement.

Let Peace prevail-Nob(e)ly !!!

08 October, 2009

Feeling feather-light !!!

A dilemma which had snow balled into a parasite,chewing over my senses has been caught. The culprit was trying to hide behind a façade of the improbables and unreasonables,but still had me convinced. Now that  I have confided my condition with the only person on this earth,I feel that I'll get out of this maze.

Hope-my friends,I see Hope out of this clumsy trap. Not a Hope that some divine force is going to wash it all off with no traces,but my own will,and then no matter what -I shall have my say this time.

You see frustration oozing out of me here. No,its more than that-a fear of losing oneself. I know all this would not make much sense,but I am now able to see this situation as an outsider and will pull myself out from it.The only hindrance being TIME,and as always it is against me....

06 October, 2009

My recent Readlist ;)

Recently,I have been discussing a lot of books,and mildly suggesting them too to few of my friends.I was recollecting the books I have read recently,and was personally happy when remembering their variety and quality.Maybe by mentioning them here,you might find it useful.

I shall mention only my last five reads,in reverse chronology:

*The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (Fiction)
*Free Software,Free Society compilation of essays by Richard Matthew Stallman (Software/Philosophy/Freedom)
*Back to Methuselah by George Bernard Shaw(Play with witty short essays as introduction)
*Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler (AutoBoigraphy)-Completed only Part 1,will read Part 2 after a small absorption break !
*The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (Fiction)

All these books have been good in their own right. Currently though,I am reading Diary of Anne Frank,again, a classic with its own heritage.

The  mindset we get into while reading a particular book is the success of the author.The influence it has on your life is the success of the literature.

05 October, 2009

Death isn't a loss....It is a treasure of incomplete bittersweet memories ....

Today,while in conversation with a friend of mine,I happened to talk about the loss of my cousin on 24th July this year. And,even now i haven't been able to fathom his death.I am constantly reminded of the various memories involving him... It has always been this way-The loss of all my dear ones until now,after the initial deep anguish,the sensation evades into a recurrence of flashing memories involving them,and this causes a mild pain and a flood of emotions associated with them....

I think this is what each of us leave behind-A beautiful collection of bittersweet memories,sometimes complete and most of the times incomplete ones...

02 October, 2009

Mother Earth's rightful Fury....

There can be prophecies and,there  can be super natural premonitions about The Ultimate End...But,the fact is that-We have crossed the threshold in consuming the natural assets allocated to us long before our time...And we are having to pay up for the reckless and unscrupulous consumption...

Earth quakes,floods,rains,droughts and newer biological threats-these are the rightful extortion techniques Mother Earth has employed...

Take for instance,the northern regions of Karnataka;Most dry regions of the state,which usually are in drought are being flooded with around 150-200 mm of rainfall within a span of 24 hours... When Mother Nature unleashes herself in such a form,little can we the minuscule creatures do....

As it is clear that we cannot undo the unscrupulous consumption,the only thing is to atleast do efficient repair work by firstly mellowing down...And as previously told on my post for World Environment Day[Save the planet .... Kill Yourself !!!-Friday, June 5, 2009 ],change our lifestyle...Else,this havoc will heal Mother Earth by eradicating its Cancer-us....

(Observe the picture-a representation of our present and the near future !)


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