Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Internet, Censorship and Democracy

I just now read the news about Mr. Kapil Sibal (read this carefully..."Minister of Human Resource Development and Communication & Information Technology of India") meeting the officials of biggest players of the Internet like Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook etc. to censor the content put up by the users and that too by the most stupid method of "manually" doing it. Read the TechCrunch's take on this here...

Check out the news on Hindustan Times here...

We keep talking about the Indian economy in the global perspective and position of India internationally... I wonder what kind of image are we projecting by such "innovative" initiatives by none other than the Communication & Information Technology Minister of India..?

Indian Democracy being the largest democracy in the world and this is the way people are going to use their Right to Speech, Expression..? This is really sad. If at all there is a serious problem that the comments can offend the secularism of our nation then I guess first we need to ponder as to how many Internet users are there in India..? Don't we have other issues to look upon other than this ..? 

Moreover, if they really think that people's opinions on Internet can create a considerable havoc to the national integrity then probably it is the time for them to figure out the ways to use Internet for better administration. We also know that there can be numerous ways of using Internet for the betterment of the democracy; instead of thinking about the feasibility of these options, we are actually concerned about what people post on "their personal" facebook account about the politicians ?? 

On one hand they are distributing the Ubislate tablets bundled with Internet plans for more and more people to be Internet literate and on the other hand they are trying to tie our hands so that we can not even voice our opinions about different things. Well they should realise that truth indeed is  always bitter; its even more bitter when you know the level of corruption you are sunk in.

Internet can be used for better surveillance (referring to corruption), better transparency in governance (referring to funds and taxes received),  probably better voting methodologies, better feedback on governance and what not..? I am just a student so I don't really know much in this regard but I hope (or may be hoped) that the "Minister of Human Resource Development and Communication & Information Technology of India" knows better.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

“लिबासों की दुनिया, दुनिया के लिबास”

अक्सर यूं ही चलते हुए,
ऊंची ऊंची दुकानों के,
भीड़ भरे रास्तों से गुज़रते हुए,
बस यूं ही मैं सोचा करता हूँ |
उन दुकानों के शीशों से झांकते हुए,
कभी डराते, कभी मुस्कुराते हुए,
चमकीले लिबासों में लिपटे,
ये पुतले; मुझ पर हंसा करते हैं,
और मैं, बस यूं ही इन्हें ताका करता हूँ |
क्या यही हमारी ज़िन्दगानी है ?
जो बस चंद लिबासों की ज़ुबानी है ?
हर वक़्त, हर अवसर, हर जज़्बात,
हर जगह, हर महफ़िल के लिए; है इक लिबास |

हर तमन्ना के लिए इक लिबास,
हर तहज़ीब का है इक लिबास,
उस दुकान पर पाओगे अमीरी का लिबास,
नुक्कड़ पर मिलेगा गरीबी का लिबास |
हंसी का लिबास, खुशी का लिबास,
बेईमानी का लिबास, ईमानदारी का लिबास,
जैसी भी हो ज़रूरत,
है तुम्हारे पास इक लिबास |

पर इन लिबासों की भीड़ में,
लुभावनी और आकर्षक,
इस दिखावटी दुनिया की नींव में,
खो गया है वह,
जिसे ढूंढना है हमें,
सभी पहना करते थे जिसे,
चाहते थे, और दिलों में बसाते थे जिसे,
कहते हैं उसे इंसानियत का लिबास |
देखो ज़रा होगा यहीं,
दूर किसी छोटे से कोने में,
दबा हुआ, कुचला हुआ,
करता हुआ हम से फ़रियाद |

ढूंढ निकालो आज उसे,
पहन लो ये इंसानियत का लिबास,
इसके ऊपर फिर चाहे जिसे भी पहनो,
निखर जाते हैं सभी लिबास |

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A short trip of mine... Lets learn a lesson...... This Diwali...!!

As a child I really used to enjoy bursting crackers. It was really fun to do so with my family members and especially my cousins. But things have changed profoundly ever since. I now don’t like bursting crackers and in fact advice others to dissuade doing so.

Pollution due to Anaars
 A recent trip of mine, a very short one reinforced my perception. I was kind of bored so thought of going to CMC and pay a visit to the Jain temple there. I had some time at my disposal so I thought I will easily return by dinner time. As I was in a thoughtful temperament so preferred walking till Chittoor bus stand rather than taking an auto. But the little experiences I had on my way, changed my mind and after reaching till Chittoor bus stand I took an auto back to the campus. This is how it goes…

On my way as I was going, I was excited like a child as I could see the multicoloured egressing stars from the rockets in the sky from a distance. They looked magnificent, simply amazing. As I moved forward, the area where small houses are there, people were busy bursting crackers, the common ones which we see like the anaars, zameen chakri, rockets, bombs etc. 
Pollution due to Rockets

But it was very difficult to pass from that area for me because I could not clearly see. I thought my spectacles are not clean because of the rain. But I was completely wrong because even without the spectacles I could not see clearly, so you can imagine how much smoke was there.

But this was not my only observation. I could see smiles on the faces of the small children and on their guardians. They all were happy. They were celebrating Diwali in their own way, though I believe they are economically weak. Still, the people were happy because their children were happy. Earning money is difficult but it is even more difficult to earn smiles on the faces of people you love, isn’t it ?

Anyways, as I moved forward on the left side there was a piece of empty land so I could see the horizon on my left where the land seems to meet the sky. To my surprise the lower half of the sky which was nearer to the land was of such a colour that it was scary to see that, it was thick whitish grey. Imagine the colour of the sky when all the houses in that area were put on fire. The smoke will rise up and would cover much of the portion of the sky; that was exactly what it seemed like. 

A city Mo(u)rning  after Diwali
Imagine the people of that area, breathing in that air which had huge component of smoke, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide, manganese and even cadmium in it.

Now I have an important issue here, just to see the smiles on our children’s faces are we really ready to pay the price with their illness. (Other way round, if we are economically strong, does that mean we can waste water, electricity and other resources just because we can pay for them ? Similarly, in this case, does it mean we can pollute our environment recklessly just because we can pay for the colossal amount of crackers?)

Diwali and Asthma

I hope we all know about the diseases from which small children may suffer from, if this is the kind of air they breathe. Some of such diseases are asthma, emphysema, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and many more. Are those smiles really worth this price ?

We really need to understand this. Smile is an expression of happiness, and happiness is a symbol of purity. Moreover, I presume children are indeed the most pure human beings on this earth. So, is it difficult to make them happy ? Sometimes, unlike us, they don’t even need a reason to be happy. They not only keep themselves happy but also spread happiness in our lives, they have no tensions, no worries. Do you know why ? 

Child exposed to pollution in Diwali
Because they have immense faith in their parents, they believe that they are always there for us to protect us, to tell us what is right and what is wrong. So, are we really protecting them by bursting crackers and making our environment so very polluted that Earth is not going to be the same place for their children, our grandchildren and the generations yet to come, to live here. This is a very basic question which we don’t need to answer to anyone, but, to ourselves. If we are doing it for our children’s happiness; think twice, is this the only thing we can do for that. Moreover, it is our responsibility to teach them whether it is right to do so or not. Also, if we are doing this for our own happiness (and not for children), well in this case as well same thing is applicable (because I assume you are of same category ie children and are not yet adult).

Bursting crackers was never supposed to be the synonym to Diwali. Diwali, in fact it is about the return of Lord Rama victorious from the battle which proved that good is always supposed to win over evil; so let us make sure that our home planet Earth does not lose this battle against this evil named “Pollution”, because if this happens, we will be the biggest losers !!

I think it is high time for each of us to understand our responsibility in this battle against pollution because ultimately, this is about our very existence and we can’t afford to lose it !!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Life kicks you..... Death kicks harder.....!! Part-1

Different people have different views about death. Some believe in the cycle of life and death, some believe this is the only life we have, some believe in the concept of karma and various other views are prevalent. But, that is not what I am thinking about at the moment. 

I sometimes think that can there be a time when a person thinks that whatever he/she wanted to achieve here, on earth has been achieved and is now prepared to die satisfactorily. Can there be a time when a person says that all things that I thought I would do in this life have been done and now I am all set to face the end of this life. 

May be it does not work that way. Human psyche has been wired in such a way that we never stop with any aspirations, if we achieve x we want to achieve y, if that is also achieved then we want to go for z; and this sequence never ends though what we forget here is that there is a fixed lifetime which we have here but aspirations have no limit. So, in such a scenario isn't it a good idea to first think hard about that one single goal which we want to achieve in life, that one goal after which we are even prepared to face death and then stick to it until it is not achieved and also promise ourselves that this goal will be the last one in my life.

Anyways, I probably am nowhere near to what my post title is about. My opinion is that is it really required to be an achiever, a successful person, is that what we really here on earth are for, is it what is going to stay even after we die ?

I will continue on it in my next post.....

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

NEWS Bulletin - India in 2020….!!

  • “The policies of the government in an anticipation to increase the status of women in the society; have been the prime reason for the increasing number of male foeticide cases in the country” said Mr. Chapil Dabbal, of the opposition party. These days parents are looking forward to have a girl child so that they can easily get admission in the reputed colleges for graduation and then can easily pursue their MBA from IIMs which leads to a lucrative job offer.

  • The home ministry has called an emergency meeting of all the SPs from different states to curb the issue of eve teasing prevalent in the society so that boys also can go out freely without any terror in their minds. Please note that the meeting has resolved to come up with a solution to increasing number of harassment cases against boys. 

  • IIT Nukkadgali, being the organizer of IITJEE 2021 announced that for the application form boys will have to pay INR 5000 while girls are asked to write their bank account numbers legibly to receive INR 20000 for the same. Last year many deserving girls did not receive the money due to the account numbers wrongly entered. 

  • Sh. Munna Bechareji enters the twenty ninth day of fasting, carrying out a nationwide protest for the reservation of the General category people to be increased from 0.5 % to 1% but the government seems to be ignorant on the issue. 

  • GDP for the last fiscal quarter was at a record low of 6%. A probing committee named Bundle Commission was established to find out the reasons of the same. The committee suggests the reasons to be increasing gossiping and chatting in the offices and the decreasing motivation at the work place, especially in the middle and the higher management due to the prevalent gender imbalance male female ratio which has gone down to 623 males for every 1000 females. Finance minister Smt. Haari Beemaari said another Pundle Commission will be setup to look into the issue and suggest some reforms for the issue. 

  • UGC has passed a new rule that no engineering seat can now be converted to any other course. It had become a practice amongst the private engineering colleges to convert the unoccupied B.Tech. seats to B.Sc. seats and sell them at high donations. UGC chairman has said that this kind of activity is unethical and hence will not be tolerated, if any university is found doing so, their affiliation will be cancelled unless they do not propose a “compromisal” amount (in white only) for UGC which is negotiable according to the turnover of the university.  
Note: This article is purely for fun and names of organisations or individuals used herein are assumed imaginative which have no relevance in any way with the reality; if found so it purely will be coincidental. Also, this article does not intent to hurt the feelings of any community or individual whatsoever.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Internships and Education……BiggerRole

So many colleges, so many universities and huge number of graduates every year. But… where are the jobs ? We truly believe that our prestigious Indian economy is one of the most sound (we’ve seen that in recession) and still freshers find it difficult to find the jobs ?

Actually the truth is that our industries do produce a number of jobs every year, but we the fresh force of graduates are not capable to take them. Truly this is really sad that what we study in our colleges is not something these industries demand, and what these industries demand, is something which is not taught in colleges. Because of this, there is a very wide rift between colleges and industries which in turn fuels the issue of unemployment.

There is an acute need of revision of syllabus and curriculum in most of the courses of the colleges and universities, so that the real purpose of that course (employment and practical knowledge) is completely satisfied. But, this solution seems to be a long term (read long long long term) process, considering the amount of dedication with which our very patriotic government is busy with running (read whatever you like to e.g. loot, plunder, exploit) our nation.

In such a scenario internships seem to be a really great option because in an internship you get to work in the real time environment of the company, gain practical knowledge, apply your theoretical knowledge and gain experience as well. So, in my view one internship should be made compulsory in every educational course. This will not only increase their professional confidence but will also make them more employable. There are a number of websites on which we can find the opportunities of jobs and internships, my favourite being the BiggerRole. There are a lot of aspects in which BiggerRole helps you find the right kind of internship considering your skill set, your past experience (if any) your area of interest, your preferred place of internship etc. There are a lot of other parameters on which BiggerRole optimizes your search and helps you get an internship which is most suitable for you.

In this internet age where the gen-x is becoming more and more tech savvy day by day, we need to be more aware about opportunities around us to excel and be the best to cope with them. Otherwise, we will be lost in the crowd of thousands of people who graduate every year with a Degree in hand but, without a Joining Letter.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Life Moves On

Life is full of memories. I think forgetfulness is one of the greatest gifts which we have received from Almighty. Though we all wish to be able to have a sharp memory and be able to remember everything, but I truly believe what I stated above. Because of this forgetfulness only, we can say that "Time is a great healer". Numerous events occur in our lives which we really do not want to remember, in such situations this forgetful nature of ours really helps us a lot. If we would have been able to remember everything always; this world would have been a difficult place to live in. I think in that case these psychiatrists could have made cool money (well, they still are making :)). 

Every bad accident, bad event, bad experience, bad relation, anxiety, tragedy you had would have stayed in your memory and  would have haunted you whenever you may attempt to take some steps to overcome the burden and move on. Life itself really would have been tragic. Loss of a person, a family member, a closed one shatters us completely and fills us with anxiety and pain. But still we are able to overcome that because of this forgetfulness. Of course the time taken by a person to overcome varies from individual to individual but ultimately we are able to move on as we say "Life moves on" .

I thank Him for this quality (of forgetfulness) but at the same time I wish we could keep all the good memories we had; at some different partition of brain (or something like that), so that we may always remember and cherish the good moments we experienced, may it be for a few seconds or many days together. Anyways, these whims and fancies we have can never have an end. Lets be happy with what we have at least whenever something goes wrong; we can be sure that someday, sometime "Life will move on" and everything will be fine.

Lyrics of "Der Lagi Lekin"

Der lagi lekin, maine ab hai jeena seekh liya...
Jaise bhi ho din, maine ab hai jeena seekh liya...
Ab maine ye jaana hai, khushi hai kya gham kya...
Dono hi do pal ki hai rutein.....
Na ye theherein na rukein...
Zindagi do rangon se bane, ab ruthe ab mane.....
Yahi to hai yahi to hai yahaan....

Der lagi lekin, maine ab hai jeena seekh liya...
Aansuon ke bin, maine ab hai jeena seekh liya...
Ab maine ye jaana hai, kise kahoon apna....
Hai koi jo ye mujhse keh gaya, ye kahaan tu reh gaya...
Zindagi to hai jaise kaarvaan tu hai tanhaa kab yahaan...
Sabhi to hain sabhi to hain yahaan....

Koi sunaaye jo hansti muskurati kahaani....
Kehta hai dil, main bhi sunoon....
Aansu ke moti ho jo kisi ki nishaani...
Kehta hai dil main bhi chunoon...

Baahein dil ki ho baahon mein...
Chalta chaloon yun hi raahon mein...
Bas yu hi ab yahaan ab wahaan...

Der lagi lekin maine ab hai jeena seekh liya..
Aansuon ke bin maine ab hai jeena seekh liya...
Hai koi jo ye mujhse keh gaya...
Ye kahaan tu reh gaya...
Zindagi to hai jaise kaarvaan....
Tu hai tanhaa kab yahaan...
Sabhi to hain sabhi to hain yahaan...

Friday, July 8, 2011

1974 "Phir Kab Milogi"

Some songs are really too beautiful to be forgotten. But, these days we don't have many songs like that. The songs earlier used to be the representation of emotions, pure and real. Even today they represent the same but, its just, at times, difficult to understand what kind of emotions. Some of the awkward songs- "Jaa Chudail", "Bhaag D.K. Bose", "Tinku Jiya", etc etc.

Well, here is one of my favourite songs from the movie  “Phir Kab Milogi” released in 1974. This song was sung by Mukesh and Lata and the Music Director is the legendary R.D. Burman and lyrics by 
Majrooh Sultanpuri. The movie may be forgotten, but the song is really wonderful. 

And then in 1996, the remix version of the same song was released by Annamika, pop singer of that time, in the album Intezar. This song really was a hit amongst youngsters and revived the original version.
I personally like both the versions.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Types of People

"Types of People"... Is it really possible to understand the various different types of people. Well, what compels me to write this is the "Software Engineering" exam which I have on 8 May.. Those of you who do not know as to how is this subject related to the topic, actually there is a chapter named "Managing People" in which we need to study about the various different types of people in a software based organisation. They categorise it into three broad categories...
(i) Task Oriented People : They are the ones who are technically strong and  are motivated by the task ie the work they do in their field of interest (or involvement).
(ii) Self Oriented People : They are the ones who are motivated by the rewards, success and recognition.
(iii) Interaction Oriented People : They are the ones who are motivated by the presence and actions of their co-workers, so the environment plays a significant role in their efficiency.

Well, according to "Software Engineering", that is it, only these three categories. All the people can be sorted out into any one of these categories.. I have studied this topic a couple of times before as well. I studied this in "Ethics & Values" and then in "Organisational Behaviour" as well. Even then the same question used to pop up in my mind that, really is this it ? ...

Think about it, you have met many people till date and you do meet many people on day to day basis. Will you be able to categorise them in some 3 or 4 broad categories ? I don't think so... Anyways, forget about categorising, are we really capable enough to understand this topic "Types of People"...
Sometimes, people stay together for years and years and still are unable to understand and "categorise" each other.. On the contrary, sometimes even a few hours let people decide whether they understand each other or not.

If you really need examples to understand what I am saying; well, there are ample of examples around, just have a look.. To take some influential examples, you may consider the scenario of the arranged marriage.. Some invested time, some meetings, total calculated time of a few hours, and the decision made, "category" decided. Some vital years of your life decided.
Ok.. Lets take a bit more professional example.. An interview room, a few questions, a few gestures, some preconceptions, some presumptions and the decision made, "category" decided. Also, your career of the first few years decided. 

In fact, forget about categorising many people. What about the same person changing "categories" ? People in this world change every second. Sometimes, we believe we know the person, but the moment we start relying on this belief, boom.. People change and these so called known people become strangers to us.. Lets not be pessimistic, the change can be for good as well (always its not for the bad, though this case is highly likely). Whatever it may be, but, the question remains, do we really understand people ?

May be this is one of those questions which are not supposed to have an answer. After all, life is not about categorising people (though exams are) and thinking as to we know them or not. Life is all about making the best in whatever amount you know the person or the persons. Its not about thinking and exploring the changes, may it be in people, or may it be in anything else. Rather, it is all about adapting yourself to the changing scenarios and getting the best out of it.

Enjoy all, have a good day... :)) 

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Anna Hazare Zindabad, What About Others ??

Today Anna Hazare is the hero of almost every person who wishes India to be better place to live.. Ofcourse the people who will be harmed because of the Lokpal Bill are not with us... Let them not be coz anyways they are not the ones who want India to be better place, they just want their bunglows to be the best place to live no matter how many millions of them don't even have a shelter. (refer http://equalityindia.wordpress.com/2011/01/24/urban-houseless-population/)..

So, as we all may perceive, it  makes us believe in the strength and the power of the media that within a few days complete nation was with Anna and the word spread through the entire nation like fire...

But, is this what the truth is, well it is not.. The major sources through which the news travelled, was not media, television and newspapers alone. I believe internet also played one of the major roles in this regard... The emerging influence of internet can be disussed later.. 
Anyways, the media had to pick up and highlight this movement because it was Anna who did it..
Many of you may not be knowing that Anna has been active in such activities from a long time.. Even if you know now, I bet you may not have been knowing about his activities before this whole movement. But, media was indeed well aware of Anna's past achievements, so they had to pick this up.. (refer http://annajihazare.blogspot.com/).. 
And now, have a look at the newspapers, TV channels, it is full of the "Royal Marriage" or somewhere here and there about the developments in the 2G scam. It is difficult to find the developments in this Lokpal issue (though I am not saying that they are not there.), it is not highlighted and slowly and gradually they will be out of news completely (I wish this does not happen considering Anna's past record)...

But, is Anna the only one who fights for issues like this. There may be many many more Annas on hunger strike in some town, in some district, or in some far distant small village. But media is not going to bring news about them. You know why, oh come on, it is simple, they do not qualify you know.. Yes it is like a competition, and here they do not clear the qualifying round itself. 
They may not be fighting for a cause as large as Anna's, they may not be fighting in a place as big as Anna's (New Delhi), and the most important part; no one takes  you seriously if you do not have a good academic record ie good marks, good cgpa etc etc, isn't it; so in this case, they may not be having an exemplary past record in such activities... So, how can media highlight them ?? But, according to me, media does not need to look upon such factors before realising their true worth... I agree they may not be as good as Anna in so many aspects, but a news regarding these people is definitely much much better than the stupid stuff regarding catching ghosts, analysis of daily saops and what not...

Anyways, I would like to sign off here with this saying...

"There are only two forces that can carry light to all the corners of the globe... the sun in the heavens and the Associated Press down here."
Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.
Its high time media understood this... 

    Sunday, April 24, 2011

    Phir Suna Emptiness Song Lyrics

    Download Here 

    Phir suna meethi meethi si woh dastaan.
    Jisko sunke meri zindagi mein hoti hai nayi subah.
    Pass aa, aake mujhse phir na door jaa.
    Pyari Pyari iss Raat ki Gehraaiyon me doob jaa.
    Hooo oo o o o o ..

    Aa.. Baahon mein bhar loon tujhko kaskar.
    Saare gum bhula de dekhe jab tu hanskar.
    Aa.. Baahon mein bhar loon tujhko kaskar.
    Saare gum bhula de dekhe jab tu hanskar.

    Ye raat dhal na jaye.
    samet lu main har pal.
    Aa milke sajaayein jo aane wala hai pal.

    Pass aa aake mujh se phir na door jaa.
    Pyari Pyari Is Raat ki Gehraaiyon me doob ja.
    Hooo oo o o o o...

    Mera Dil meri jaan tu.
    Mere saare armaan tu.
    Tere liye toh main chhod du
    Yeh Jahaan...

    Download Here

    Saturday, March 19, 2011

    Dear Me, :-)

    Dear Me,
    Hi…. how are you doing these days? I am very sorry for not writing to you for such a long time. I hope everything is going fine. I don’t even remember when was the last time I wrote to you. But you know what, even you have not contacted me in all these years…
    Anyways… I have always been thinking about you… Hey, do you remember the time when you were learning to ride a bicycle and you bumped into a person. You must have seen your face at that time. You were so scared as if you killed someone…hehe… And then you went all the way back to your home walking and weeping just to discover that the person was your dad’s friend and he was playing around with you. Actually he had already called your dad and told about it. And what about the the Diwalis? You sincerely used to take part in the prayers…. But actually praying Him to finish the ceremonies quickly so that you could begin your stupid ‘crackers bursting’…. I used to tell you a million times that its just not good for your health, but you just did not want to listen to me… And then.. you remember the result pretty well…
    Well, these are just a few of the memories which I will always cherish… My brain is just  full of such memories..I will always remember the good old times passed with you….. But now a days you don’t seem to be the same guy as you earlier used to be. Ofcourse a lot of things change with time, as they always say…. “Change is the only constant thing…”
    All these years I have seen you grow, I have seen you learn, have seen you experience, commit mistakes, then learn from mistakes, understand the things taught by this world, understand the things not taught by this world and what not… I am glad to meet this you with a larger domain of everything, say thinking, interests, working, friends and yes almost everything…. I do like this new you but I don’t know why I still miss you … You know, the old you…. The kind of person you earlier used to be, the way you used to think about various issues, the perspective you used to possess earlier, the way you used to talk, the way you used to hang around and various similar things… I am not saying at all that I don’t like this you but its just that sometimes I feel as if you are a stranger to me…
    And this is just not possible as you and me are identical, we are same…. So, how is it possible that you seem to be a stranger to me ? ….
     I am not sure if I am making any sense to you but I am very sure that if not today, one day you will surely understand what I am saying….
    Anyways, sorry to end the letter this way, leaving some unanswered questions for you…. But still…. Stay in touch…. You know we really need to communicate more… Oh by the way, happy holi .... :-)
    Take care…..

    Always with you,

    Wednesday, February 23, 2011

    LIFE.... !!!

    Life, What is life ?

    The cry of a new born baby,
                    or the laugh of a kid,
    the energy of a youth,
                    or the ambition of a new graduate,
    the contentment of a happily married daughter's father,
                    or the faith of the grandparents...
    Why do we aspire something,
                    which will soon get destroyed,
    Why do we strive for someone,
                    who will soon be separated,
    Why are we happy about some possession,
                    which will soon be lost,
    Why do we love this life,
                    which will soon be demolished,
    Where do we find Life,
                    and where are we ought to,
    How much should we treasure Life,
                    and how much be detached to,
    These questions may never be answered,
                    if we can't answer,

    Life, What is life ?

                                     ------ Ayush Jain

    Saturday, February 19, 2011

    Entering the new decade.....

    Its been a while now, since I wrote anything. Well, my last post was in November, it doesn't mean I didn't come across anything worth writing, but I have been lazy....;-).
    Anyways, for me, the life has been kind of ok. Now is the time to fix things up. I have been very very lazy these days. But from now on I will try to manage well, coz I know it very well that if I lose this ongoing time, I will have to regret for it later. Everyone here is busy with something or the other and here I am sitting and wondering, may be I should have thought of some other career option..... hehe.... really computers are just not my thing...
    But, some people suggest that everyone goes through this kind of phase. We just need to stay positive and of course, start something worthwhile. This has not been my kind till now. The life here in the last couple of years has changed me a lot. I used to be a guy who used to plan almost everything before doing anything, and now this is me, I hardly remember, the last time I used my tiny diary. Yes, this is what engineering does to you... beware !!.. But at the same time I believe that it is fine, after all now I somehow seem to be learning to handle things at the last moment. But really doing that always is not satisficing....
    So, for me, I guess its time to change now, again.... And this time for my own good, I may sound selfish, but at times we have to be so. As they always say,
    "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. "
    Bill Cosby
    Well, now I need to give people a second chance, and I will begin with myself now....
    Nothing much to write now...
    First Internal Exams coming up from tomorrow...