Mortality

Sometimes, things happen that make you aware of your insignificance , impermanence the futility of it all.
When you tend to question why it is the way it is, does the question even matter.
How do we celebrate a life or mourn it’s demise , how do we define life or can we define it. Is it what you leave behind or what you took with you.
Yes sometimes things happen that make you aware of your own mortality.

Should you comfort yourself by believing in the soul and the religious texts which talk about rebirth or resurrection.? Or should you believe in much harder to digest the end.

Are memories a person leaves the real self ,? And if yes are you leaving behind you ..because one day.

This Election: Vote for Reason #GetInked

This is how I thought elections should work

  • You decide what is important to you in a candidate
  • What you can and cannot tolerate in your MP, what are the deal breakers
  • And then you see which party candidates pass your sanity criteria
  • Finally you look at the party as a whole , its manifestos , it’s leaders , vision

It seems counter intuitive to go the reverse way, where you first decide which party to vote and whatever they do becomes acceptable .

 

it is funny to see that people say, “I am not voting for BJP but Modi”, and use this as a means to satisfy their conscience for ignoring all that is wrong with the party. Most of them conveniently forget that we only get to chose candidates and NOT prime ministers .

Assume: Due to coalition, Rajnath singh or Nitin Gadkari and maybe Jaylalitha becomes the PM..That TOO would be your choice, because you thought you voted for Modi, but in reality you voted for the candidate in your jailalita as PMarea.

if you are consciously voting for a person who you think is of lose moral character, are you not really giving him./her a license to desert your leader of choice when a lucrative offer is made? or do you expect sudden surge of morality in that person? A simple suggestion to vote for the best candidates in your area with possibly no criminal charges that bother you is met with -”We want Namo as PM..period …”

Same is the case with AAP candidates and congress, if you are against voting for people with serious criminal cases against them, there is absolutely no reason to vote for them if they are AAP candidates.

In all cases would not it be prudent to at least know your candidate ? at least read what cases are against him/her (check http://myneta.info) and be sure that you are comfortable with them. if you are voting for someone you do not trust, know that you are voting for someone you do not trust and factor that when you vote.

So this election, #VoteForReason,  #VoteForLogic and #GetInked

 

Nostalgia – Ode to college life and friends -English Poem

Go to Hindi Version

Since long have I waited for this day

wondering what ahead of me lay

I used to say, for  years I survived this

then how come when its over something seems amiss

A lot is left unsaid and unheard

a lot of memories still unstirred

Who will now make my nick names

who will take all my blames

with whom will I bet on the lyrics of a song

was it dong dong or bong bong

Who will be my wingman when I hit on someone

who will be my support, when there is no one

Remember?

When we decide to study the entire night

but end up gossiping till its bright

Who will tell me all my awards are trash

maybe I should sell them for some cash

Ohh those days

When we used to sit and laugh at someone for no reason

When talking to a friend’s enemy was nothing but pure treason

When we could call dibs on anyone we saw recently

and all dibs would be treated pretty seriously

Who will tell me I am great ,when I am down

and when I am flying too high, will drag me down without a frown

Who will be my michief maker and partner in crime

Who will fight with me over just a dime

During exam times who will wake me up and ask me to run

But then also pour cold water on me ,just for fun

Who will call me from back seat and ask me to look at front

then laugh when I take the teachers brunt

I dont know if this will happen again

please tell me  we will meet again

There is lot left to say

how I wish these times could stay

Life will throw a lot of challenges and there is a danger

Someday our best pal might be a stranger

it will become hard to recollect names

forget our old stupid games

you can laugh at me today I wont mind

Will save it to bring a smile on my face

when life gives me the grind

~By Madhur Chadha

Kabir ke dohe 1 , Dheere Dheere re mana

धीरे-धीरे रे मना, धीरे सब कुछ होय,माली सींचे सौ घड़ा, ॠतु आए फल होय
My Attempt at re popularizing my favorite Kabir ke dohe, one at a time.

Do suggest which are your favorite Dohas by Kabeer or others which you want me to record.

Timeless You by Deepak chopra: Review

Recently I was approached to review an online course called Time Less You by Deepak Chopra.

Before I get on to the course itself, let me first speak about the website that hosts the course, Seminars.com. Really easy to navigate, find information and complete the courses. The course that I did, and am still doing, let me navigate back and forth seamlessly whenever I needed to refer something, really smooth speed and experience.

Coming back to the course, Timeless You: This course is about how you can be within the 15 years range of your chosen age. But before you get excited , it is more from a mental age perspective :). The idea is how you can feel and react to things based on the age you chose.

The main crux that I got from the course was , how you can be as happy in present as you were in your best age. Though personally I do not subscribe to this philosophy , as I believe your best is always ahead of you .

But if we go beyond the title and look at the content, it definitely is useful, it talks about re igniting your childhood passions, being awe struck and bringing back the curiosity. It is like a good self help book, put together as a seminar. So if books are not your thing , this can be a good start.

Yes you may not agree on many things, or may have different views, but whatever strikes a chord for you can bring back the things from sub conscious to conscious memory. We all know we need to be curious ,thankful and happy, but sometimes we need to be reminded.

PS there are a lot many courses in Timeless You program, I have done only 2 yet . Other courses deal with Health and mindful eating, which definitely look inviting

You can buy the program at

www.siminars.com/timelessyou