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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Or Am I Yet To Know...

The previous day, I and my roomies happened to engage into a discussion concerning ‘Destiny’ and ‘Karma’. According to them, it is destiny always; like it has been already written for us. What we are going to get or face is bound to happen and no matter what, we cannot change our destiny! On the other side, I was the proponent of Karmayoga – the science of doership. I am not a pedagogue of ethics, but just a staunch follower of Lord Krishna’s preachings. The Bhagwad Gita discourses us to do our duties without expecting the fruit of actions. It is by our Karma that we pave a path for the future. Now, I also believe in destiny. But going by the Gita principle, we must do our actions first and then we get the fruit of the actions, which I suppose people call destiny. Isn’t this true? As I dig deeper, the beliefs regarding Karma and Destiny appear to me as if intertwined in concentric illusionary circles. I know some things are unavoidable to be attributed to ill fate or destiny. Does this mean absence of Karmayoga there? I do not want to go into Karma of previous birth as I do not know if I believe in that. Nonetheless, we should not stop working towards Karma – the act of performing one’s duties; it can decide a better destiny. Hmm, what is your verdict on that? I know some people would prefer to remain oblivious to it.


Monday, April 24, 2006

Creating Options

Ah...gotcha! Noops. This is not one of my techy blogs, as if I ever had one, lolz. Received this in the unending chain of forwards. Wow, how would it feel to apply such changes? Am I mad? Er..um..No comments. But this was funny. Enjoy!


Thursday, April 20, 2006


As said by Friedrich Nietzsche, "There are no facts, only interpretations.".

I know what you are talking about Mr. Nietzsche 'coz thats what I have been learning so far. We are talking here about Statistics! What say ya?


Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Water, water, everywhere; not a drop a drink!

Hmm. No no. Don't go by the crude proverbial meaning. I spilled a huge pitcher full of water in my room today. The carpet was all drenched. Had to clean it up real bad and also forgot that I was left thirsty for an hour. Bah!


Friday, April 14, 2006

Like Microsoft!

Ever seen a person who bears a striking resemblance to Microsoft products? Have you? Err...what? Yeah, I mean a person, who is all great to look from outside, feels attractive, and boasts of fulfilling the shimmering characteristics promised; but, frequently fails to meet the aforementioned criteria - keeps crashing!

I interact with that person a lot....hmm. A close friend of mine. Everytime there is a 'crash', I have to reboot the entire system! And, I have to regularly install updates! Can you imagine?

No kidding at all or just kidding. Take your pick!


Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Its Spring time baby!

With the onset of colorful spring and disappearance of an icy sheath of snow, the OSU campus has begun to adorn a new vibrant look. I could not restrain myself from taking pics. Here are a few of them:

Cheerful yellow blossoms blended in blissful whites!

Desolate trees now flaunting Green!

How cute!

And finally its me!

It feels fantabulous!


Tuesday, April 11, 2006

A pinch of Inspiration!

Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of Cancer. From world over, he received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed: "Why Does God have to select you for such a bad disease?" To this Arthur Ashe replied: The world over - 5 crore children start playing tennis, 50 lakh learn to play tennis, 5 lakh learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 make it to the semis, 2 to the final, and one fulfills his dream. When I was holding the cup I never asked God "Why me?". Albeit in pain today, I should not be asking God "Why me?".

Happiness keeps you Sweet, Trials keep you Strong, Sorrow keeps you Human, Failure keeps you Humble, Success keeps you glowing, and God keeps you going......!

We all get such forwards and they are forgotten and ignored even sooner than we've read them. When I saw this forward in my email, I said to myself, 'I know it is so, but do I believe in it enough to value it?'. Reading these lines reminds me of the beautiful life we all live despite some obstacles named hardships, but there is some eternal positive force that is the source of inspiration for us. Some name it God and some Optimism. To me they are synonyms, which mean some vital force that backs me up everytime i hit hard, some inspiration that keeps me going!


Sunday, April 09, 2006

I Hate When We Say Goodbye

"I shrug it off, I hide my tears.
I say I'm fine, I mask my fears.
I give a hug and try not to let go.
I'm dying inside, but you don't even know.
I turn my head, and start to cry...
I hate it when we say goodbye"

Yeah. I really hate when I say goodbye. Everytime. For beautiful and beatific things we share with people, coming back to reality isn't fun for sure. I still r'ber the good'ol days of summer vaccation, when I used to visit my grannpas and grannys, uncles and aunts, and tons of cousins. I still think of those four short-lived years of undergraduation, where I met some wonderful human beings who taught me the meaning of friendship. Untill then, friendship was an illusion to me, a labyrinth woven of people. I cherish the nacent start in a new country, my naive existence in a land of unknowns where I learned to live with strangers....strangers who mean a lot to me now. Life gifted me some more friends who helped me unearth the true essence of life and the world around me. Be it over the phone or a person rendezvous.....biding adieu is still emotionally daunting. Everytime...I had to say goodbye to start afresh, and reach for a better existence or to continue the status quo....i hated saying goodbyes. I still do.

For better or worse..I hate to say goodbyes.