Saturday, April 30, 2011

Social Konnection

hey are you on facebook?
whats your twitter handle?
online hai kya?
do you have a blog.....chal na url bata?

familiar with these queries? must be!! and in case u r nottttt.....why are you even alive mate??

The social networking revolution has totally overshadowed the IPL juggernaut!! Hahaha.....okay okay I know we can’t compare the two.....but then I can’t find a better option as well! Or else put it this way...I am “miserable” at creating analogies!

The popularity and the ominous nature of social networking (the cyber way) is a well-known fact. Over the years numerous websites came promising to bridge the gaps between friends, bringing out-of-touch friend and relatives closer, making new friends…… a nutshell making this small world even smaller. True were they, lot of sites like facebook, twitter, orkut and what not have actually succeeded in doing more than their claims!

The world today is definitely a tiny village; every one of us is connected to each other through facebook, twitter, orkut etc..! Few of the players are so titanic in nature that I even doubt few years down the line the site like facebook might become a replacement for national identification nos. Ehh…..another farcical comparison there?? Naah…I don’t think so! You might actually find me right, say…..10 years from now!!

But guys……..with all this hype and hoopla I’m still skeptical about few aspects of these connecting tools. Is this is what we were asking for? Or we are just absorbing whatever is being offered to us? And the most important of all……."are we really coming closer??"

Today updating your facebook status carries much more urgency than giving a call to some of your cousins/friends whom you have not talked since ages. Tweeting seems more important than giving a nod to your mom…that the kheer she made tastes awesome. Liking photo albums of boys/girls seems more interesting than complementing what your sis is wearing. Sharing crap english songs seems more compelling than appreciating what your rommie is singing for the last 10 mins or so. Being strung out on these sites to come closer is way different from being actually close to your dear ones.

Some may agree and some may not, but these are merely realisations that I made while being hooked 24X7 to these very sites! 

Not to mention I hate this virtual reality like hell !!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

teen prakaar ki janta!

Big B in some movie had a dialogue "iss duniya mein do tarah ke log rehtey hain" I now wish to re-frame that to "iss duniya mein teen tarah ke log rehtey hain" viz.,
  • Smokers
  • Non-Smokers
  • Jerks who time and again claim they are about to quit smoking.
Well I dont think there is any need to discuss the first two types, both categories have been discussed and debated inside out at least a million times. Lets give a thought to the third one. Any names of your close ones popping up in ur mind?? who recently said "bas aaj last cigarette hai, kal se chod donga pukka"!! Hahaha....believe me the people registered in the first category are equally active in the third one some or the other day in their lives! These people are often hit by the lightening of a "desire to quit smoking".   
Whenever such phenomenon occurs these mortals suddenly feel enlightened and start making hasty promises to everyone for  quitting smoking. As if the people around them really care about them and will follow each & every move of their's. Yaar.....these are such a hippocratic claims that at least I cant stand them. On most occasions these self proclaimed quitters end up short on their will power. And start puffing here and there and of course they dont buy ciggies on this occasion, just to make sure their ego doesn't get hurt.
Arrey bhaiyaa I dont understand whats the point in declaring that you wish to quit smoking, when you are pretty clear that eventually u'll end up puffing.
This is not all......not keeping your promise is one thing and rejoicing in the failure of which is another!! The same thing can be observed here, not only the so-called resolutions but their failures are also equally cheered by the "smoking fraternity". This remains beyond my understanding.

My message : "arrey bhai log cigarette choddna hai choddo, but baaki janta ka time khoti matt karo".

Saturday, April 23, 2011

the good the bad and the beech ka bandar !!

Does moral correctness has any thing to do with he real life? or it just suits the neatly printed pages of books and life journals in our libraries? I really don't know how many of us have pondered upon this but for me this is one thing, without thinking of which my thoughts just don't go forward. Mind you i'm not trying to boast any trait of mine by saying that. Its just one aspect of my thought process, of which i'm really fed-up of!! We cant really give points to the things we do, the decisions we make, the road we 1's and 0's or for that matter adjudging them as the "right way" or the "wrong way"....morally, don't we??
This is practically just not feasible. But even after this realization I often find my self in a nagging situation, choosing between two roads! This can easily be linked to my decision making capabilities. Bit I wish to think otherwise, this thing is little different. Imagine a situation where you can easily choose one way out of two. But along with that you also know that the way you wish to choose is not advised morally/ethics-wise. As you don't have any other option you lamely go with that choice. 
I'am no different, I can remember a hell lot of manipulations in my decisions. Its like proudly flaunting your values and ethics over the not-so important decisions/situations of life. But 'when the stakes are high' I(we) tend to duck away and just show a 'to hell with it' attitude. These double standards sometimes disturb me a lot, but then you have to go with them. Thats life probably!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

weather god, whether every thing's okay ??

the last time i thought about this, was in january or february this year....anyone could have easily ignored the question/situation that time. it was last of the so-called winters here....the days were okay, evenings cooler...but some kind of a lull was present which i was not appreciating at all. 
and then suddenly today i asked myself....did i enjoyed the spring this year??? a voice came from within.....abey paagal iss saal ka kya poochta bata pichle 10 saal mein spring enjoy kiya hai kya?? and i actually replied without giving any thought......NO....nahin yaar, sahi bola tu!! 

this left me every thing okay with our weather? aaaaa....ummmmmm.......certainly not !!

a decade back when i was in school the period of feb-march-some part of april brought a typical coolness and calmness, which everyone knew was there but never talked about it! a certain buzz existed in the air that kept everyone afloat....!! i too had a world with an easy slowness and freshness away from commotion as if everything has fallen perfectly in their right places..! the aroma of the eucalyptus trees felt so good of course if you didnt had some nasal allergies to their pollen grains. all in all that part of the year was my second favorite after the crazy festival months of oct-nov!

and today we are left with 8 months of summer, 2 months of rain and 2 months of so-called winters. where have the springs gone??? i feel cheated "Weather God" something is wrong with your calender, plz get it right!