At the end of winning a rat race, we are still a rat.

January 30, 2007

KBC and other things...

been rather hectic off late..professional and social commitments...
posting takes a back seat at these times...
was on the sets of kbc recently , courtesy ajay(on my blogroll) ....a social movement of sorts...the public frenzy is still there..and the new host...well...he is a natural people's person though it sure must be tough to go through those episode shoots in quick succession and maintain a creative exuberance...
my profession takes me into a lot of live programming spaces...guess monotony is a natural emergence everywhere...but such shoots seem to be at a different level..couple of episodes daily in a shoot span of about 10-15 days can sure get tiring with it's monotony...
definitely would not grudge the man the monies he is reputed to have been paid for this...tough job....
and this one from my inbox....
This case happened in a hospital's intensive care ward where patients always died in the same bed and on all Sunday mornings at 11a.m, regardless of their medical condition.This puzzled the doctors and some even thought that it had something to do with the supernatural. No one could solve the mystery as to why the deaths took place at 11 AM. So a world-wide expert team was constituted and they decided to go down to the ward to investigate the cause of the incidents. So on the next Sunday morning few minutes before 11a.m. all doctors and nurses nervously waited outside the ward to see forthemselves what the terrible phenomenon was all about. Some were holding wooden crosses,prayer books and other holy objects to wardoff evil........
Just when the clock struck 11... and then...... then..... then........ John Galt, the part-time Sunday sweeper, entered the ward and unplugged the life support system & plugged
in the vacuum cleaner!!!!!!!!!!

January 18, 2007

neuro programme....

This is weird, but true! While sitting at your desk, make clockwise
circles with your right foot. (go ahead no one will see you) While
doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand.
lo and behold........................
Your foot will change direction.

January 11, 2007

Live, don't just exist....

“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for,
And if you dare to dream to meet your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow,
If you have been opened by life’s betrayals
or Have become shriveled or closed from fear of further pain!
I want to know if you can sit with pain.
Mine or your own,
Without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy,

Mine or your own;
If you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes
Without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic or to remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn’t interest me if the story you’re telling me is true.

I want to know if you can disappoint another.
To be true to yourself;If you can bear the accusation of betrayal.
And not betray your own soul.
I want to know if you can be faithful.
And therefore be trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see beauty even when it is not pretty every day,

and if you can source your life from God’s presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure,
yours and mine,
and still stand at the edge of a lakeand shout to the silver of the full moon, “Yes!”
It doesn’t interest me to know where you live

Or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up.
After the night of grief and despair,
Weary and bruised to the bone,
And do what needs to be done for the children.
It doesn’t interest me who you are,

how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand at the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It does not interest me where or what Or with whom you have studied.

I want to know what sustains you from inside when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself,

and if you truly like the company You keep in the empty moments!”

- Oriah Mountain Dreamer (an Indian Elder)

January 10, 2007

Need of the Hour..

Lots of recent happenings are very disconcerting.The Noida episode gets prime billing in this regard.Whoever has done it, it speaks of the depravation of the human mind. It is a sickness that is all pervasive with varied manifests. And it is not about sexual depravation alone. It is about abuse, mental and otherwise.Blatant and subtle, both exist.It is a mind with a demonic thirst.Sometimes, when we observe people, the latent anger is very discernible.And ironically, more often than not, the same people may talk about world peace etc.Healing is required at the micro level for it to manifest at the macro level.
Punishment is a mere deterrent , liberation from the content of the mind is not an exotic is a need of the hour.