Friday, May 28, 2010

2 Songs...Same feelings

This post comes after a long time. Well truly speaking I had nothing to say. After being happy and enjoying life there comes a time when you go to the other extreme end that is "Numb" which cant be "Comfortable" for sure.


Rooh ka banjara re parinda
Chhad gaya dil ka re gharonda
Chhad gaya dil ka re gharonda todke
Re gharonda todke, gaya chhodke

Je naina karun band band
Beh jaye boond boond (2)
Tadpaye re, kyun sunaye geet malhar de
Bemalang tera iktara (8)

Itra tun basi basi, padi hai sirhane
Band darwaja dekhe lauti hai subah
Thandi hai angeethi seeli, seeli hain deewarein
Goonje takrake inme dil ki sada

  Jo naina karun band band
   Beh jaye boond boond (2)
                       Tadpaye re, kyun sunaye geet malhar de

 Jane Kya Chahe Man Bawara

Jaane kya chaahe man..bawra
Jaane kya chaahe man..bawra
Ankhiyan meri..sawan chala
Ankhiyan meri…sawan chala

Saghan aanchal saravor hove
Sajan aasuan me kya jor hove
Saghan aanchal saravor hove
Sajan aasuan me kya jor
Kya jor hove ..apne jiya pe
Man to mara ye manchala

Jaane kya chaahe man ..bawra
Ankhiyan meri ..sawan chala

Pawan purva me yu udta jaaye
Badra chanda se man judta jaaye
Pawan purva me yu udta jaaye
Badra chanda se man juda hai
Aaye hawa ka jhoka phir aisa
Tute patang ki dor sa..
Jaane kya chaahe man..bawra
Ankhiyan meri ansuan chala

Monday, May 17, 2010

Is Individualism A Sin?

I was wondering for last many years that Is Individualism A Sin? You talk to any one and every one and they will come up with the theory that individualism leads to egoism. Well I do not think so. 

  1. One devoted to one's own interests and advancement; an egocentric person.
  2. limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs
  3. concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others
  4. An excessive or exaggerated sense of self-importance
  1. Belief in the primary importance of the individual and in the virtues of self-reliance and personal independence.
Individualism is the moral stance, political philosophy, ideology, or social outlook that stresses "the moral worth of the individual". Individualists promote the exercise of one's goals and desires and so independence and self-reliance while opposing most external interference upon one's own interests, whether by society, or any other group or institution.

I guess just the definitions will not solve the purpose of the post. I was having this huge argument with a friend of mine that "Is thinking about oneself is bad" . Well the argument lead to "thinking about only yourself all the time is bad" of which is pretty much agreeable. But the real questions arise:-
  1. If you are hurt by one of your closed one? What are you gonna do?  Sit and cry about the fact or just be sad for sometime and then move ahead in life
  2. Your loved one (*read Girlfriend/Boy friend ) ditched you, left you or you just broke up what you gonna do? Again sit and die over it? or just move ahead in life.
  3. Don't you think thinking too much about others hurts you too much and of which you have got no control. So just leave it or keep crying and dieing over it?
  4. Letting your pain of being ditched, left, cheated,lost someone should ruin your life or letting go all of this with out too much of trouble.
  5. Saying some one upfront that you love him/her but with out him/her the life would not stop it will still move on a sign of less love for the person?
Well most of the people take these as a sign of egoism. Letting go something is sign of detachments. But is loving yourself more than anyone else is egoism? I don't think so. Life is given to us as a gift and we did nothing to get it, we did not earn it. Its a gift and what do we do with gifts? We take good care of it. So should not you take care of yourself and love yourself more than anyone else in the world. Jesus once said "Love your neighbour as you love your self"   Here the second line is more important and never ever focused by the analysts who analyzed this quote which is "As you love yourself" . Do we really love ourselves. We have never accepted ourselves as we are. We want physique like Bradd pit. figure like Megan fox, money like Bill gates. We disgust ourselves, we hate ourselves, we want to be some one else, we always think that the other person might think bad about us. So how can you love your neighbour when you don't love yourself.

"loving oneself is individualism not egoism."

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sunday Times

It was last Sunday when I finally got time to read the whole newspaper and  there were 3 stories that made me think as an Indian as well as a human being. These 3 stories would be my next 3 post. Here is the first story

                                                                  Honor Killing :- 

According to a survey done by the Delhi-based Indian Population Statistics Survey (IPSS) in mid-2007, in India almost 655 homicidal cases have been registered as honour killings. While in Punjab and Delhi, the figure touches 32 per cent, in Muzaffarnagar, the worst affected district of Uttar Pradesh, 25 per cent honour killings have been reported so far.

Honor killing has become one of the biggest crime against women as well as men in India. The shocking part is that this type of crime is actually supported by the society in parts like Haryana, Punjab and UP and there seems no real action taken by the police as well as the political parties of India. Political parties in India has never seen discussing such problem instead they would make a big fuss about Reservation and other issues but when it come to the social problems such as this they are all mute. I have not heard any of the leader from any of the political party including Congress as well as BJP  condemning the crime and determined to do anything about it.

"In 2007, the National Crime Records Bureau said 1,85,312 incidents of crime against women were reported in the country, as compared to 1,64,765 in 2006. It is a 12.5% increase. It listed sexual harassment cases at 10,950. There were 75,930 cases of cruelty by husband and his relatives. The figures are horrifying but they don’t tell the full story, says Kiran Bedi, police officer turned social activist. “Incidents of honour killings are happening every day in our cities. Most of these cases are not even reported. When it comes to women we are still living in mediaeval times,”she says."  

India is changing at a different pace in different places, so there is conflict between different value systems. It can squeeze people caught in the middle and the victims are mostly female. “Women are considered the property of the males in their family irrespective of their class, ethnic, or religious group. The owner of the property has the right to decide its fate,” says Zaynab Nawaz of Amnesty International’s programme for women’s rights.  

"As we require some very strict law against terrorism we also need some strict law for these internal terrorists of our society who support honor killing and the people who commit the crime. As terrorist should be hanged so does these morons should. In the biggest democracy of the world if a girl or a boy is not allowed to choose their respective partners which out fearing that they might be the next victim of honor killing then I am sorry to say that we still aren't a democratic country forget about being a developed one."

Thursday, May 6, 2010

James J. Braddock ----- The Cinderella Man

                                              "In all the history of Boxing game 
                                               You find no human interest story to
                                               compare with the life narrative of
                                               James J. Braddock.........."

I have never seen more inspiring movie like this. This story was set in the background of great depression of 1930. He was a light weight boxer who after an injury was forced to retire. He lost his reputation and wealth and had to shift to a much smaller place. He had no money left to feed his family or pay the electricity bills and even their home didn't have any heating arrangements. He had to work as a regular laborer which was on a daily basis i.e. some day you are given a chance to work and others you don't.

His wife wished for many years for him to quit boxing but on the other hand James while even working as a laborer kept dreaming of boxing. Several years after his last fight, Braddock's old manager approached him to be a last-minute substitute to fight against the second-ranked world contender. This chance was a dream come true for James. He couldn't wait to get back into the ring astonished everyone by winning the fight. Braddock was back and continued his winning streak against younger, stronger, and heavier boxers. In a sports article, Braddock was named the "Cinderella Man" for his miraculous comeback. Next comes a chance Braddock couldn't even dream! Fight with the heavyweight champion, Max Baer (Craig Bierko), for the title. Max Baer had killed two men in the ring, and everybody believed Braddock would be number three. As the underdog, Braddock became the champion of the downtrodden masses.

The words of this song are so inspiring:-

I can’t stand to fly
I’m not that naive
I’m just out to find
The better part of me
I’m more than a bird...I’m more than a plane
More than some pretty face beside a train
It’s not easy to be me

I Wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
About a home I’ll never see

It may sound absurd...but don’t be naive
Even Heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed...but won’t you concede
Even Heroes have the right to dream
It’s not easy to be me

Up, up and away...away from me
It’s all right...You can all sleep sound tonight
I’m not crazy...or anything…

I can’t stand to fly
I’m not that naive
Men weren’t meant to ride
With clouds between their knees

I’m only a man in a silly red sheet
Digging for kryptonite on this one way street
Only a man in a funny red sheet
Looking for special things inside of me

It’s not easy to be me.

Monday, May 3, 2010

This Would Make You Think

The biggest crime in the entire world today more than terrorism is Human trafficking. I watched this today by "Sunitha Krishnan".
Sunitha Krishnan has dedicated her life to rescuing women and children from sex slavery, a multimilion-dollar global market. In this courageous talk, she tells three powerful stories, as well as her own, and calls for a more humane approach to helping these young victims rebuild their lives.

The auditorium fell dead silent when Dr. Sunitha Krishnan stepped onto the stage at TED India on November 6. And Tedsters around the world, watching via a live stream webcast, were transfixed.

The diminutive, soft-spoken, anti-trafficking crusader, who was gang-raped as a teenager, began her talk with the heart-wrenching stories of three children – Pranitha, Shaheen and Anjali – whom she rescued as part of her work with Prajwala, an organization she co-founded in 1996.

Pranitha’s mother, Dr. Krishnan said, had been an HIV-infected prostitute, who, when she became too ill with AIDS to work, sold her then four-year-old daughter to a broker who prostituted her. Little Pranitha, whose angelic face smiled from a huge screen behind Dr. Krishnan, was raped repeatedly by dozens of men day after day before she was rescued.

The second toddler, Shaheen, was so brutally sexually assaulted after being trafficked that her intestines burst through her abdomen, and had to be surgically re-inserted into her body.

 According to Dr. Sunitha the biggest challenge she faces while rescuing the girls is not from the people who are involved in the business but the biggest challenge is "Our civic society". They do not get the acceptence from our so called "Civic Society". My biggest challaenge is the block of you of me to accept them as one of them. In her own words

"It’s very fashionable to talk about human trafficking in this fantastic AC hall.  It’s very nice for discussion, discourse, making films and everything.  But it is not nice to bring them to our homes.  It’s not nice to give them employment in our factories, our companies.  It’s not nice for our children to study with their children.  There it ends.  That’s my biggest challenge."

They need you compassion, your empathy more than anything else they need you acceptance.

For more about Dr. Sunitha krishnan and her work please explore at :
Watch her talk at Ted India