July 25, 2006

इर्र्शाद ..

July 25, 2006 Posted by Vijay , 2 comments
उड़ चला में हवाओं में ..
उड़ चला में हवाओं में ..

दूर गगन कि छाँव में,
मेरी निगाहों कि पनाह में,
बसा ले अपने दिल कि सलाखों में।
हमें भी अपना लो तुम्हारी निगाहों में,
ना होगी कमी वफाओं में।
तेरी याद लिए आंखों में।

उड़ चला में हवाओं में ..
उड़ चला में हवाऊँ में ..

July 24, 2006

Bravo Media !!!

July 24, 2006 Posted by Vijay 1 comment
First of all, I would like to share a good news with you all, that this is my hundredth post, during my blogging stint of a little over a year. I still can't believe I could write almost 8 posts per month !! Anyways, let's come to the more important matter which my post seeks to address.

A fifty hour ordeal in a well of a child hardly 6 years old, came to light all over the country in the weekend that went by. Prince, got stuck in a well on Friday evening in the state of Haryana. Well, well it was, and a child it was, and rescued he had to be, and so he was, by no less than the army itself. Bravo Indian Army !! Kudos to you !! For it was not an easy task to carefully get Prince out from the well, without the sand covering him up even as there was a tunnel being dug out from another nearby well to reach little Prince. And the media as always was there. To cheer on the rescuers, to show how agonising a wait it was for Prince's parents, and all the while giving coverage of the rescue effort.

End result ? Two days of coverage for Prince, like a Star born overnight, and front page headlines today read, how Prince was finally rescued. For God's sake, isn't there other important bits of news to cover ? Media seems to be following a trend wherein people are only interested in the smaller things in life. True, amidst all the chaos and bloodhsed of the war in Lebanon and the Storms in China, a successful rescue of a little boy brings in a lot of happiness. But for the whole country to pray for Prince and then to be as far as being well wished by the PM himself is nothing short of being ridiculous.

July 14, 2006

Post Number 99 coming your wayy...

July 14, 2006 Posted by Vijay , 2 comments
And here is an inspirational quote from my experience handbook ......

The consistency in the inconsistency is very consistent.

Some more head spinning ones which could follow would be ...

The inconsistency in the consistency is very consistent.

The inconsistency in the consistency is very inconsistent.

The consistency in the inconsistency is very inconsistent.

I know I know, that was worth a laugh or a smirk :D.

As long as it has elicited an expression or a response to this post,I really don't mind :)

But really, after writing those so called quotes, I am absolutely totally confused, what each of them mean. I only know that, after I read all of them, I got confused whether there exists a word called consistency at all !!

July 12, 2006

A Day To Pray ..

July 12, 2006 Posted by Vijay 1 comment
I never thought my 98th post would be about another tragedy, just like no one involved in yesterday's tragedy would have known what is in store for them. Sadly, there has been no respite to the terror attacks, and increasingly so in India. Mumbai has had a very tough last 10 days, with people who barely recovered from the rains, and then a quite unnecessary bandh by a political party, and then, on top of all of this, a major terror attack on its local train commuter network.

Just as I was seeing some gory pictures on the television, it struck me I should write a post, condemning these cowardly and dastardly acts. But then I thought, am I not doing the same mistake what the media is doing ? Just that I am sensationalising through a medium which is still in its nascent stages of growth. I realised, getting hits on your blog is similar to having more TRP for your new channel. That, I guess is what human nature is, opportunism, which is not wrong, but at times of tragedy, not the right thing. But this post is only to pray for the bereaved souls and to give solidarity to all Mumbaikars.

I again come to the point about the media, and its opportunistic nature. It's all fine to provide helpline numbers and provide sms service to stranded people. But it is not fine to telecast pictures of mayhem and death on national television. It gives a picture of the bad shape of the administration and the city in question. This is not the time to sensationalise, but to help, and give more strength and resolve. A good thing that I observed was the extent of the coverage, which involved as to how all the Mumbaikars came together in this tragic event to help each other. That is something I really admire and appreciate. This inspires more people to give that extra drop of blood, which can be life saving, the shelter, the expenses. And that is what is required more than anything. News can be covered, but it can also be done, once the city recovers.

And for the people of Mumbai, who have shown such resilience, after last year's floods and these recent events, I have nothing but admiration. I believe Mumbai is showing the whole country, what India is, what Indian resilience means, and how ineffective any acts of terror can be for India's unity. All of India is with Mumbai, and such tragic events gives more strength and belief amongst the whole of India, to face any disaster be it small or big.

What is sadly disappointing, is that lives are lost because of man made disasters and not natural ones. It is almost as if, humans can control the existence of life. Almost as if, fate and destiny have no real play in life. It is said, you never know when life will end. But life to be ended because of the evil designs of humans ? I would not call it fate. I think, for all what has happened , there are individuals who are responsible, and they should be punished. What these evil forces do not realise is, time is running out, and so is patience for all those who are affected by them. Intolerance has set in so much, that once these evil forces get captured, the whole country will want nothing but death sentence for them. And these forces should realise, that the more they attack , more the resolve and strength that a united country will gain. Beware evil forces , time is running out for you !!

July 4, 2006

Coincidences .....

July 04, 2006 Posted by Vijay 1 comment
Been wondering, how much of coincidence there is in life. For, without this english word, I can't imagine anything to be existent on Earth. Wasn't it coincidence that Adam and Eve Arrived and met ? Wasn't it coincidence, that a spark by rubbing two stones was found to create fire ? Isn't it coincidence that creates all the movies around us ? Isn't it coincidence that we believe the earth is round and meet our very own long lost friends after years and years ?

True, all this can be attributed to God's gifts to mankind, that God gave all these boons. But, if we were to think for a moment that "God" does not exist, won't it all boil down to a mere coincidence ? But, coincidences have also been forced into existence, by the sheer want of mankind. The more the human understood the power at his disposal, the more he wanted it. All inventions have been coincidences. This is not to say that theory of relativity would have come into being without Einstein. But somebody had to stumble upon it. And Einstein did. But the point to be thought of is, what would have happened if there were no coincidence ?

Lovers often say, love at first sight. Isn't it sheer coincidence more than love at first sight ? All movies which we rave about, have all been made under the assumption that, in the span of the movie time which lasts just about 120 minutes, there is coincidence that an alien drops on earth, that superman is born, that a spider bites a man and makes him spiderman. Aren't all these creations, but coincidences after all ?

Yet again, the argumentative point could be, where am I crediting those who create such magnum opuses ? I never discredited them in the first place. It is just that, as i said, these creative people, were willing to seek that coincidental part of their life, which would create an icon which millions of people will follow. And that is a credit which is the sole propriety of these great individuals.

But, the very essence of coincidence is what makes our lives more enjoyable. We meet new friends, and get to know that they are in someway related to you. And the cycle goes on. Life will move on the wheels of the ever chugging coincidental train. And mankind will continue to believe, it is God's gift, that it is the talent of the man, to do something so spectacular in a field. But what we don't realise is that, at the back of it all, is the drive to find that coincidental instant which can make such a big difference to life. It is upto us to seek that instant and make our lives better.

Here I Come Again

July 04, 2006 Posted by Vijay No comments
Back to haunt or to make you pull your hair out ... Here I am, at my blogging best

This has been the longest hiatus in my blogging history which has spanned just over
an year and a month. And my my, the number of occurances that have occurred
around me are worth reminiscing. No, I am not going to write a long post with all
the major news headlines.

This is an intro for things to come :D

And for a start, I am thinking of blogging something right now ..