Saturday, August 30, 2008
Human beings in some way or the other have tried to find this elusive "peace" in infinite ways- by mutual love, loyalty, fulfilling ones duties, through material gains OR by projecting all their acheivements & failures as the result of the wishes of THE SO CALLED "GOD"!
Right from the birth (or, from when man's full evolution had completed, to be exact!) of human beings, they have firmly (oh! what a firmness it was! If only we showed such determination in any other walks of life....!) beleived in the presence of an extra terrestrial presence of incalculable strength who have blessed them by "creating them" in the first place!! It was quite natural millions of years ago to think like that, in the absence of any knowledge about anything where people newly discovered anything & everything that the piece of land has to offer them, on which it was living (hell, I can find very little difference between an early man from a monkey of best quality!)! Their justification was that as they themselves were new to this land, & every huge mountains & lengthy river was already present, then some huge force must have made them. From their perspective, this justification seems obvious!
When early civilisations started cropping up (with their basis on cropping!!) they too beleived in it & again it can be justified on the ground of pure unawareness.
However, as small settlements grew & people's perception wholly changed the one thing that remain intact was their beleive in "THE ALMIGHTY"! No tyrrany, no great inventions, no unearthing of confirmed facts about the evolution of earth & that of life can shake this century old figment of imagination!
It is simply because people like to thonk less (thats why philosophers are so few & respected!). They always want a ready answer for their queries & almost everytime this is totally wrong. Humans never want to go deep into any matter & what they beleive thinks to be the truth. The most harmful effect of this lies in the passing of these distorted conceptions through generations. And as the WHOLE MYTH OF GOD is coming down from time immemorial & preched by the elders of the society (even a century ago, these relationships held great significance), so this whole DIVINE ISSUE has became so inflated that not a single word of indifference (forget protest!) can be shown to it. It has gained the stature of the ULTIMATE TRUTH. Such a pity.
The beleif in traditions and mythology & the silent unchallenged growth of this conception meant that people (the majority i.e.) have altogether forgotten to raise their voice. And this fantasy tale is the blockbuster show, the best selling novel in any era- no kings, Krorepatis or peasant have come free from its influence. And if everybody beleives in something, then who is going to even think challenging it, as he himself, uninterested in doing any hardwork or beleive in the handful of people who says otherwise, accepts god hands down, thus becoming another victim of ignorance but remaining a blue-eyed boy to the society. And who doesnt want some ssecurity & safety from their neighbourhood, & if it comes by following something that is so "obvious" then- bring it on!!
Also, as majority of people at any time were the victim of poverty, they looked for some respite. And this they found by ESCAPING from the hard reality & embracing a rather "peaceful" being who does no harm than good. Ironically, when utter ill condition does befall on them, they simply justify it by saying that it is due to their lack of showing more loyalty towars god!!
This condition existed in the plain light for the past thousands of years. But what is most disheartening is in this age of "informaation revolution", when any ( & i mean ANY!) sort of explanation is a fingertip away, when all those theories so plainly & clearly proves that GOD IS THE ULTIMATE FALSE BELIEF THAT COULD HAVE EVER EXISTED, still gen-y continues to tie those dirty red strings around their wrist, keep wallpapers of those innumerable gods in their cellphones & PCs & moreover BELEIVES in them just like those early ignorant illeterate men on one hand as parallely as they worship jim morrison! Oh! what wide hands this imaginated personality has!!
This means one thing- we are doomed- & by none other than the one whom WE HAVE CREATED OURSELVES!! Although we continue to develop technologically & although we come away from those interdependent, loyal, bonded & slave like conditions, & altough we set up hugr democracies (these are also necessary improvements, by the way!), we lack in one basic place- we cannot fight away a mere memory, the most dangerous cord linking us with the first men on earth! We continue not to beleive in ourselves but in....nothing practically- because what we beleive in DOES NOT EXIST! If we fail to rejoice at our success & rectify our mistakes, we have failed in the most easiest of exams of our life- to beleive that you yourself exist in totality in this earth! OH! I really feel sorry for Darwin & NASA & thousand others who have proved so rationally what IS actually there. You dont have to be a scientist to not beleive in god- but a need to have that which everyone has but no one really uses- COMMON SENSE! A simple checking of obvious facts can lead to the demolition of the greatest evil- the psychologically manufactured- GOD!
I really fail to give a solution how God can be eradicated. May be a comprehensive change of the existing society is needed- but that would again require majority support. Our only hope is in increase in number of REALLY educated people who has an open mind & rational thinking. I have no problem if people stuck pictures of god- AND CONSIDERED THEM JUST AS ORDINARILY AS ANY OTHER FANTASY CHARACTERS LIKE A HARRY POTTER OR TINTIN, but they should not lose their identity & fight over it & lose all interest in unearthing THE TRUTH. Not only in this case, but in any other spheres as well. If we are not hungry for the right version, the right side of the coin, then we will remain the greatest loosers & will be denying only ourselves from the light of the day; because, in any case, truth will remain a truth, a fact a fact- the pity will be that it wont get its due appreciation. GOD IS NEITHER THE GREATEST HERO NOR THE GREATEST ENEMY- IT IS JUST A THING TO BE DEALT WITH CAUTIOUSLY, BUT NOT GIVE THEM THE IMPORTANCE THAT THEY HAVE ENJOYED! Come on, how long can you hang on to the same old STORY & watch the same story turning into a movie & WATCH IT HUNDRED TIMES OVER?!
The story of god does not deserve it!
PS: God if anything gave the most harmful concept in history- another completely misplaced notion- RELIGION! But I'm too tired now fighting god! I will deal with it later, with full ammunition!!....
So long, keep your minda sharp!!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
As the unpredictable weather leads us to an unpredictable future, my thoughts too wander in search of some predictability, so that I can give my coming days a better shape. (too philosophical? Dont worry, it wont continue for too long!).
Speaking of uncertainties, the most bizarre thing that happened was the winning of 3 olympic medals by the Indians in the Beijing olympics. Congratulations to them!
But if we look a bit deeper into this matter, some other implications rise up (as always!). On one hand we find Abhinav winning a gold, who is a boy from an affluent family; and on the other we have 2boys winning bronze, whose background were far from affluence.
In Bindra's case, no governmental or any outer helps were needed as ha had a true passion for his game, and was backed by his father's thick pay-packets. So from all angles, its totally his individual approach, guided by one very well reputed European coach, which helped him in achieving the ultimate success. His spending of over 1crore of rupees (!!) anually for his training & having 4 shooting range in his backyard (the whole of west bengal has only 3!!) confirms his story of attaining glory in his own way. Thus, taking away of pride & glory from him by any state or our country will be unfair & incorrect. In his case, the country's infrastructural conditions matter very little. So his interest in doing something for the country's sport in the future is really commendable.
On the other hand, both vijender & sushil came from poor families (their fathers are driver & conductor!) and inevitably required their country's aid for hem to succeed in any international tournaments. However, the way that they were brought up & the kind of facilities they got were far from adequate, to say the least. From this angle also it is due to their own indomitable courage, tremendous skill & interest for learning that saw them through in winning their medals. Its not at all a surprise or a matter of disappointment that they cannot win silver or gold, but a fact to be remembered & celebrated that they went so far & compete with the best in the business, & even bring home titles & make India proud.
The fact that all the 3 medals were in individual categories & not in any team games also makes it clear that no systematic institutions exist in one of the oldest countries of the world, & that no attention is given in nurturing a bunch of sportsmen who can shine if given even very little privileges. Theres no pride in starting as underdogs & winning some unexpected medals. The term 'UNEXPECTED' is used because it is a matter of concern if these medalists could continue to perform consistently- not due to their lack of talent, but because of lack of attention by money & powerholders in their country,
However, this situation is also not very unnatural. Although it has become a kind of cliche to say that the top echelons in India is full of corrupt people, but it is the truth. Add to that totally improper appointments of spots executives, their lack of interest & professionalism, passive attitude towards everything backward (as if it was nowhere close to thier responsibility to solve them!) & thinking of monetary gains for 25 hours (no calculation mistake!), and it remains no surprise why a country boasting of 2nd highest population in the world (dont worry, in this department we will soon surpass China & get a gold- oh! if only there was one!!) could not even make into the top 50 of Olympic rankings.
Another cliched but true fact is the over-over hype that Cricket gets. Yes, it is very natural that a certain majority of the population may be cricket-addicts (& for the right reasons) but that does not justify the attention they get even after loosing a match & the lack of it when any athlete succeeds in his/her category.
Actually, it is like a cycle- lack of interest by officials-lack of performance-lack of media attention-more lack of awareness & interest leading to more backwardness of those sports.
But, this cycle HAS TO BE BROKEN. And as it cannot be done just-like-that, so it is very important to grab the present glory of winning 3medals & use it as a platform to turn this temporary attention these other games are getting for a more meaningful cause. Not only those games which have attained success, but also the other games which are in dire need of every kind of aids. No country gets such privilege as ours in having a permanent pool of talented youths from which to pick, choose & train. We must not let them lurk in such wilderness.
So in the face of it, the bronze-holders might seem more talented than the lone gold medallist, but it is not the time to look at these petty issues, but to take in notice the larger picture of despire & doomed conditions surrounding those sports whose names we cannnot even spell properly! Its not a question of helping any individual sport or giving priority to group games, whether to support women-oriented games more than those of men, but a comprehensive plan AND ITS EXECUTION is needed for gaining future excellence. The extra finance can easily be obtained by checking misuse of funds or reducing the funds alloted for military purposes.
If the condition does not improve, then there will be no actual 'competition' as competition can only take place on EQUAL FOOTING with equal facilities for all competitors. If the current situation remains, then- HOLY GOODNESS! SOMEBODY SAVE INDIAN SPORTS! We can well leave our hopes for becoming a force to reckon with in world sports in future, and hope against hope that Dhoni turns out an able captain & win some (inconsequential) series......& again become the couch potatoes that we already are.
SO INDIANS- RISE!! ITS EVERYBODY'S RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP OUR POTENTIAL STARS IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE! ONLY THEN WE CAN SHARE THEIR JOYS & VICTORIES & BELEIVE ME- GOLDS WOULDNT REMAIN A THING TO BE RARELY & ACCIDENTALLY ACHIEVED BUT A THING TO HAVE A RIGHTFUL CLAIM ON!!!!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
This time I bring with myself a wish for you all- HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY (a belated one for indians, and to others- in advance!!)! So, what make this day so special that everyone remembers this day without fail, that it is dedicated as a National holiday? For Indians this indeed is a special one- and let me repeat what is repeated each and every year- that this is the very day when India made herself free from the clutches of those britishers who ruled for a loonng 200years!
But the million dollar (I really hope somebody would give me that amount, and please be FAST!) question is- does 15th august hold any relevance in present times?
Because all that I see on this day are a bunch of unemployeds unfurling the Indian flag in some god-forsaken field, flanked by certain teenagers without any knowledge of what the whole process is all about! Or else, this is the day, when the bangalibabus, getting another holiday spends the entire day without much giving a thought about those men & women who have sacrificed their lives so that he can enjoy his siesta. Atleast the majority attitude is like this. In other more developed areas, may be a conference is held to look back at those 'cursed' days of the bygone era!
So if there is such an indifference, whats the point in giving the people another holiday in the midst of all the bandhs that our citizens have mastered to use in their own interests?!
The minor aim of people would not only be to try & understand the implications of a free country but also do atleast something for their motherland. And this should not remain restricted to that enigmatic date in august the fifteenth; but must be done throughout the year. And most importantly, people should do it out of their own free will- or else in the long run we will remain in that block-1, from where we started! And this will can only come from awareness & education- but oops! I'm going into the government's territory & I refuse to give them any more advices until they give me any high post (hey! Just check out their recently upgraded salary amounts!)!
Also, why should we only celebrate 15th august as independence day when in the past we have gained freedom in different ways from different people? Is it only because this was the last time that such a freedom movement occured? So if somebody again captures us tomorrow & we gain freedom after 10 years on any specific date, then do we start celebrating our 'independence day' on that day, forgetting 15th august? Oh! What respect for those who have been forgotten, never to be remembered again! Oh! Thousand applause for public memory & to their fantastic logic!!
Another thought is that- if we really want to become civilised men in the future (in the current circumstances, this is an utopian idea!) we must get rid of these mental barriers known as borders in any political science & geography book. There should be no countries as such, no different currencies- everyone should work in an integrated manner to make this one world, really a single place for humans. Now in this context does it really matter when one country at some time got ruled by another? We should not be so country-specific but also try to look at the larger picture. This does mean that we should not remember what occured in the past, but learning from it we must not indulge in such violent activities of conquering countries & make thousands of people to live according to the wishes of few. Now if there are no countries, then no question of 'conquering' or 'ruling others' would arise.
In the present conditions, it is also a rational thing to do is to ask that are we really free? Does everyone have the privilege of getting the basic comforts, can they speak their hearts out, can they atleast do whatever they feel without harming others? So what "independence" is this? According to me it is more dangerous, as from outside, hey! WE ARE A FREE COUNTRY!
Now the thing is if I dont really care about a particular country or region & feel happy or sad due to any event at any part of the world, then why, oh! WHY indeed do I feel a resonance within me when our national anthem is being played, why do I feel so motivated when the achievements of the great Indians are shown time and again, why do I feel a sense of victory, when a fellow Indian wins a nobel, an olympic medal or a world cup & hell, WHY do the very term 'India' feel so close to my heart? It is not only because we have been taught to thought it that way, but also due to a sense of belonging of relating something to our own actions! Patriotism thus also forces us to go that extra distance by doing something good or terrible (lke Hitler!) in the name of ones motherland.
But ones we start walking to the path of equality & treat anyone like fellow travellers without analysing their places of birth, then this sense of over-attachment to a certain region because of ones TOTALLY CHANCED BIRTH IN THAT AREA , will fade and in that place a sense of love for the entire living community will arise. Till that happens, we will knoe that we are still lying in the path, prisoners of our own distorted conceptions!
However, that love for entirety will take some time to come, because people even sometime forget to love even their neibours, as Kashmir is showing us so clearly. This incident can be a blessing in disguise, if taking this as a reference point, we begin our journey, until it gets too late!!
So, lets meet you on the road next time!! HAPPY JOURNEY!!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
To make matters worse, just when I think that may be, just mayyy be some drop of creativity is inherent in me from any of my many ancestors (from whoever, i dont care!!), all my thoughts put down their divorce papers & instantly leaves me!! And the eternal problem- even if I write something it successfully holds people's attention, as they are so short. Apart from my History papers my articles are really 'invisible', when compared to Mr.Bachchan (Hey! You need to look high!)! So hurray SMS, & limitless thanks to the service-providers who charge 100paise for 50 letters!
So, why? why? why?
It is only to investigate this mystery that I have given in to those sweet ads of blooger.com! By writing something, anything & everything I will hereby launch myself to a journey of creative adventure, thrills & other deeper stuffs for which I have no words to describe at present.
But I cannot do this alone. Just as a baby (any species!) CANNOT be born through individual efforts, so also my joyrney will remain incomplete without YOU- my unfortunate readers, who have nothing better to do than read about some freaking wizard! You have to read my babblings and also comment on it, so that through this mutual cooperation, we can reach the enigmatic magical world of meaningful words! In return I promise to collect all my intellect and enlighten you about topics known-to-death, but never said in the way, that I would!!
SO ALL THE CITIZENS OF THE E-ARTH I WELCOME YOU ALL TO JOIN THIS WITTY SOUL, TO BECOME A WIZARD TO GIVE YOUR OWN THOUGHTS A FLOW SO THAT IT RUNS LIKE A MEANDER (HEY! i JUST JUSTIFIED MY BLOGNAME & MY BLOG TITILE!)!!
To wrap it up for now, lets say the first thing last-HELLO!!
Keep reading & keep your grey matters as fresh as a fog!!