General Rambles…

hair.jpg    I feel nice. Not because somedody’s mowing down the hair. I am trying to grow mine – a new year resolution – need to give the hair oil industry a boost!

If somebody were to ask me, how’s life?..i would say, “life’s looking up”…not that, I am lying on the floor right now….but it’s one of those light-headed moments when you feel like leaning back on the chair, put your feet on the desk, and look outside the window into the open…mind you, I am feeling light-headed, and it’s got nothing to do with the picture…I am really trying to grow my hair…
It’s a nice feeling…though, I cannot do any of those.

I dont want to lean back on my chair – I somehow do not like doing that when I am sitting…maybe I am not a lean guy…or maybe I shall do that when I am a chairman…

I don’t want to put my feet up…feels like I am a government official (without the pan, and the toothpick though!!)…and pan refers to the betel leaves..not PAN, pliss!!….Ok, I know you got that..dont have to pick a tooth on that…err, I mean, pick a fight!…

I cannot look out of the window….because there is no window near my cubicle…

Anyways…I am not sure why I am rambling about.A movie on my blog would probably be called ” Ramble in the Blongx”……..

But I guess it’s got something to do with Bangalore’s weather…or should I say Bengalooru’s weatheruu!…first it was Kolkata, then Mumbai, Chennai and now Bengalooru…very soon, I would be saying I am working in Motoroolu..one of my friends works in SAP…he would have to say, I work in SAPPU..sounds like soppu!!…(btw, I wonder if this name changing has got something to do with pappu…”pappu pass ho gaya” – remember?)….

Pappu might have inspired the name, but cut to brass tacks – the potholes are anyways going to be of the same diameter, traffic and bottlenecks will remain good sleeping partners, and IT will rule the roostu!..But we can be sure of one thing – boiled beans will be in abundance from now on – Bengalooru means boiled beans….But whats in a name anyways?….just letters and vowels…it’s not going to change mindsets……although, there are different names for TV Sets!……(intelligent joke eh?)…

Well, talking of mindsets, one metro still holds first place right up there…or should I say, right behind there – Chennai…was reading an article a few days back about CVMs – Condom Vending Machines. Chennai had decided to install CVMs in public places such as malls and theatres, to increase awareness about safe sex – the state had reported maximum number of AIDs cases as on March 2005 – 48,180…Noble intentions…but, a few religious parties there seem to think, that fear of God and not use of condoms, would help prevent this disease.

If you were lying on the hospital bed, with IVs and medication all over your body, and you’re counting your last few days before you kick the bucket (with due respect to a good friend of mine who shares this name!!), would you think about the temples you did not visit and the rituals you missed, or would you be thinking about the 3 Rupees you did not want to spend?

Isn’t fear of AIDs itself a big factor in deciding to have safe sex? They say that its hypocritical – we preach one-man-one-woman relationships, and on the other hand we ask them to use condoms!!..not on the hand literally, if you know what I mean…..They probably want to imply that if you are a faithful husband, you should / need not use condoms, and If you are not, you should start fearing God!!…..the concept of family planning is probably alien to these people…or maybe religious tourism is at an all time low in TN!!…

Speaking of family planning, one of the members of a prominent religio – political party had commented that every Hindu should give birth to 3 children….Why?…Because the Hindu population is in danger of getting extinct to the so-called fanatic religions prevalent in the country!!…….Napolean had commented, “There is no place in a fanatic’s head where reason can enter” – burning down an Archies showroom on Valentine’s day and hauling up couples into Police vans doesn’t really count for very reasonable behaviour, does it?

Btw, I don’t understood, if Hindus are in danger, why only 3….Something to do with numerology..or is there a connection to the protest against CVMs?…interesting eh?

Anyways.I do not know why I have gone on a commentary like this…I like to think I am not opinionated…but a friend recently commented to me (amidst a debate we were having), that I should start to keep opinions….and that got me thinking. I was confused, ’cause, most of us pass judgments or conclusions in the name of “having an opinion”.

I do not know which is better. Rather I would say, the question “which is better” is in itself flawed, because it has got nothing to do with the character, per se. It’s more of a personality ethic – How he/she sees or doesn’t see the world around him/her. I believe there’s a fine line between forming an opinion and forming a conclusion – the same line which divides objectivity from everything else.

I am yet to find out whether I “have an opinion” or ” I conclude”….

And having said that, I suppose, I should conclude this spiel, and put to an end to your torture!…

OK!…thats it…I am not going to spoil your Friday any more….

Read this somewhere:
If somebody exclaims on a Thursday ” T.G.I.F” (Thank God It’s Friday), ask them to calm down and say S.H.I.T (Shit Honey, It’s Thursday!)…….

It is the tata!

General Knowledge..general droppings..they are friends in the army!!…


I feel nice. Not because somedody’s mowing down the hair. I am trying to grow mine – a new year resolution – need to give the hair oil industry a boost!

If somebody were to ask me, how’s life?..i would say, “life’s looking up”…not that, I am lying on the floor right now….but it’s one of those light-headed moments when you feel like leaning back on the chair, put your feet on the desk, and look outside the window into the open…mind you, I am feeling light-headed, and it’s got nothing to do with the picture…I am really trying to grow my hair…

It’s a nice feeling…though, I cannot do any of those.

I dont want to lean back on my chair – I somehow do not like doing that when I am sitting…maybe I am not a lean guy…or maybe I shall do that when I am a chairman…

I don’t want to put my feet up…feels like I am a government official (without the pan, and the toothpick though!!)…and pan refers to the betel leaves..not PAN, pliss!!….Ok, I know you got that..dont have to pick a tooth on that…err, I mean, pick a fight!…

I cannot look out of the window….because there is no window near my cubicle…

Anyways…I am not sure why I am rambling about.A movie on my blog would probably be called ” Ramble in the Blongx”……..

But I guess it’s got something to do with Bangalore’s weather…or should I say Bengalooru’s weatheruu!…first it was Kolkata, then Mumbai, Chennai and now Bengalooru…very soon, I would be saying I am working in Motoroolu..one of my friends works in SAP…he would have to say, I work in SAPPU..sounds like soppu!!…(btw, I wonder if this name changing has got something to do with pappu…”pappu pass ho gaya” – remember?)….

Pappu might have inspired the name, but cut to brass tacks – the potholes are anyways going to be of the same diameter, traffic and bottlenecks will remain good sleeping partners, and IT will rule the roostu!..But we can be sure of one thing – boiled beans will be in abundance from now on – Bengalooru means boiled beans….But whats in a name anyways?….just letters and vowels…it’s not going to change mindsets……although, there are different names for TV Sets!……(intelligent joke eh?)…

Well, talking of mindsets, one metro still holds first place right up there…or should I say, right behind there – Chennai…was reading an article a few days back about CVMs – Condom Vending Machines. Chennai had decided to install CVMs in public places such as malls and theatres, to increase awareness about safe sex – the state had reported maximum number of AIDs cases as on March 2005 – 48,180…Noble intentions…but, a few religious parties there seem to think, that fear of God and not use of condoms, would help prevent this disease.

If you were lying on the hospital bed, with IVs and medication all over your body, and you’re counting your last few days before you kick the bucket (with due respect to a good friend of mine who shares this name!!), would you think about the temples you did not visit and the rituals you missed, or would you be thinking about the 3 Rupees you did not want to spend?

Isn’t fear of AIDs itself a big factor in deciding to have safe sex? They say that its hypocritical – we preach one-man-one-woman relationships, and on the other hand we ask them to use condoms!!..not on the hand literally, if you know what I mean…..They probably want to imply that if you are a faithful husband, you should / need not use condoms, and If you are not, you should start fearing God!!…..the concept of family planning is probably alien to these people…or maybe religious tourism is at an all time low in TN!!…

Speaking of family planning, one of the members of a prominent religio – political party had commented that every Hindu should give birth to 3 children….Why?…Because the Hindu population is in danger of getting extinct to the so-called fanatic religions prevalent in the country!!…….Napolean had commented, “There is no place in a fanatic’s head where reason can enter” – burning down an Archies showroom on Valentine’s day and hauling up couples into Police vans doesn’t really count for very reasonable behaviour, does it?

Btw, I don’t understood, if Hindus are in danger, why only 3….Something to do with numerology..or is there a connection to the protest against CVMs?…interesting eh?

Anyways.I do not know why I have gone on a commentary like this…I like to think I am not opinionated…but a friend recently commented to me (amidst a debate we were having), that I should start to keep opinions….and that got me thinking. I was confused, ’cause, most of us pass judgments or conclusions in the name of “having an opinion”.

I do not know which is better. Rather I would say, the question “which is better” is in itself flawed, because it has got nothing to do with the character, per se. It’s more of a personality ethic – How he/she sees or doesn’t see the world around him/her. I believe there’s a fine line between forming an opinion and forming a conclusion – the same line which divides objectivity from everything else.

I am yet to find out whether I “have an opinion” or ” I conclude”….

And having said that, I suppose, I should conclude this spiel, and put to an end to your torture!…It’s amazing how wonderful the mind works…a few minutes ago, when I started out writing, I had left it wide open – waiting for words to flow out…and then, when I came to the “opinions” part, it just closed …almost as if, a program was running somewhere, switching my brains on for sometime, and then immediately switched it off.

I think I know who’s written the program – it must be Anchor…Anchor produces switches right?……

OK!…thats it…I am not going to spoil your Friday any more….

Read this somewhere:
If somebody exclaims on a Thursday ” T.G.I.F” (Thank God It’s Friday), ask them to calm down and say S.H.I.T (Shit Honey, It’s Thursday!)…….

It is the tata!

Dont know…

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Is it love or is it just the idea of being in love?Is it the noise outside or is it just the silence inside?

Is it the dark clouds hovering in the sky or is it the darkness in my brains?

Is it the sound of the footsteps or just my heartbeats?

Is it the headache or is it only the ache?

Is it what I see or is it what I am shown?

Is it the memories I have or the choices I have made?

Is it what we think we are or is it what we say we are?

Comfortably Dumb

Been quite some time since I’ve ventured into this space…Been spaced out I suppose…I’d been thinking of penning down something…

But I guess, one feels bored of expressing oneself..One of those periods where you just feel the emptiness in your head..a hollowness..a black hole.

Sometimes you just feel like keeping quiet, keeping your head down, and do whatever you’ve been doing…see if things fall in place…Lose control and let things drift for a while…

I am probably waiting for something…Or maybe something’s waiting for me…

Till then I am going to listen…I am going to look out at the horizon, look for the silver lining amongst the clouds, and wait for a fresh breeze to take me somewhere else…

Till then, I am going to be comfortably dumb…

Snorting!!

Well, it’s been one of those days, when the day just seems to drag on. If you’re part of the software industry, you would probably understand that. It’s one of those days, when you are


a) just sitting in front of your computer – thats what you get paid for anyways!
b) drink atleast 3 / 4 cups of coffee – you don’t pay for them anyways..
c) keep clicking on the send-recieve button of your Outlook Express – thats part of your job profile!
d) read all the sent mails again and again – thats not part of your job profile…but whats the harm in working extra!!
e) spend 2 hours on the lunch – it’s a social occasion you see!
f) Steal a few winks post-lunch – yes, thats possible if you are sitting in a cubicle as nice as mine!
g) Write crap like this on your blog – Well, couldn’t think of better crap!

As they say, an idle mind is a devil’s workshop…but they do not understand that it’s the idling that keeps the shop working….wow!..I am enlightened!!……

On a more serious note…I actually wanted to write about snoring. And this thought passed by after I had stolen about 25 out of the proverbial 40 winks in my cubicle…a little after lunch….and then jolted back to reality, cause, I felt that I had started snoring! Now, my cubicle is in a division where people do not generally talk, and a snore would sound like a lion’s roar – would’nt want them to get scared, do I?……Thats a nice poem by the way –

snore would sound like a lion’s roar,
the issue is at the core,
Not a 1, or 2, but totally 4,
Oh man!..you are being such a bore!!!

Anyways…I am sorry..I got distracted by my newly found poetic abilities…

So… I felt I had started snoring, because I generally do so when I am sleeping – or so my roomies say. Of course, I would not know if I were snoring, ’cause then I would not be sleeping, and hence would not be snoring…which gets us back to the point that I do, because, I know I am sleeping, but I would not know I am snoring cause I am sleeping……confused?…..same here…but, well, right now, I am doing neither..and that is proved by the fact that I am not sleeping now (else I would not be writing), and hence I am not snoring.

Whenever my roomies tell me that I was snoring, I kick myself in the ass…I dont do that literally ( It’s pretty difficult actually)…but I feel disappointed, ’cause I know how irritating it can be for people who sleep with you..err, I mean, if there are others sleeping in the same room, or on the adjacent chair, or berth…it’s happened on a number of occasions with me, especially on long – distance bus trips, and I can tell you – there’s nothing more nightmarish than having a co-passenger snore directly into your ears, when all you need is a nice quiet sleep, without the unwanted background music.

But there are different medical reasons to snoring –
# Being overweight – most common reason
# Having poor muscle tone in the toungue and throat – when the throat muscles are relaxed, the tongue falls back and causes blockage to the airway – and hence you snore. This happens in deep sleep….also, when you are drunk and sleeping – well, thats what the doctors say.
# Or if you have an obstructed nasal airway, due to a stuffy or blocked nose – which is often the case with me, cause, I have a perennial cold and sneezing problem.

Well, whatever the reason…it’s an extremely embarassing situation for the person who snores….my roomies say that I have spoken in my sleep too, forget just snoring…..I actually wished one of my roomies a happy birthday a week after his actual date. I said that I heard others wish him, and hence thought I should do the same!!

And thats the only time I have spoken…in my sleep, i.e…..but it scares me…what if I blurt out a guy’s name (maybe because he owes me some money), and people end up doubting my preferences – if you know what I mean!!…..

Anyways…people who snore excessively snore should probably get medical attention…there are different ways you can find out if you snore a lot…one of the most common indicators – while you are busy answering nature’s call, your roomie starts disturbing you and banging on the door asking you to come out. While you hurriedly come out, offending nature in the process, your roomie quietly goes back to sleep – reason? – he’s had to wake up in the wee hours, and since he would not have had anything else to do, he would have finished his call…and now would be making up for that – you don’t let him sleep…he wont let you crap!!…talk of revenge!!..

So, those were my snores on thinking…err, my thoughts on snoring… As is evident, it’s been a very busy day, and I have been working a lot!

If you’re still reading this, I could give you a good idea to cover up your snore. Start “snorting” – Fart while you snore!!!…….you snort!!

Choices


Absence of choice is an illusion.

It is a mask pulled over the eyes by the mind.

But the mind is not disjoint from the self. I am what my mind is.

Life is full of choices. And decisions.

Of decisions to make a choice. Of decisions to not make a choice.
Deciding not to choose, is a choice in itself.

The only time I did not have a choice was when I was born.

Else, I chose to be sad. I chose to be happy. And I chose to be neither.

” It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”