Monday, October 18, 2010

Secret of success

To learn something new or to succeed at something that you aspire for, you need to be amazed by it. -VDS

Monday, August 23, 2010

What have you done

"It is not that I have not done anything in life but I have done just a quarter of what I can. This thought makes me restless. Always..." - Javed Akthar

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Some light at last

Just one day before my mid term exams for term4 I have made an important far reaching decision that shall change and affect my life for years to come. I hope I am not going to go back on this now. What a relaxed feeling it is to have some clarity. And Gosh it has taken me around 4 months to decide this, in a longer term views of things some 3-4 years. I am thankful to all the people I have talked to,friends, professors , officers and others. Especially the last talk I had with one friend today evening. I am thankful and I must begin asap.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Power of Culture and Symbols

I have always been fascinated and inspired by the power of culture, rituals and symbols. Hans Rosling ends a fantastic presentation that talks about poverty in a very non-traditional way. The presentation talks about how the world is just not industrialized and developing world. The non-traditional but fascinating ending goes like this -
"Sword swallowing is from ancient India. It is an cultural expression that for thousand of years have inspired young men to think beyond the obvious. And I will now prove to you that 'seemingly impossible is possible'...."

You can check the video here.

Cheers !

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Logic alone is a poor substitute for intelligence

It is when I slide down into my unintelligent self, I take refuge in logic for staying above the water. But logic ensures only survival, ah! that is so unimaginative, so ineffective ;), Relying only on logic is like making a building stand on one pillar. You can probably construct a ordinary structure, but never a monument :)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Q without A

Right now, I am happy; but is happiness enough?
I am at peace right now; is peace enough?
I have enough to lead a good life and I am sure I will always have enough to lead a appreciably good life; but is this sense of enoughness enough?
What is it that a human really wants, searches for?
Is it a sense of having done something, that is much bigger than his/her existence?
Is it about a sense of achievement? What is achievement? How big is big enough?
Is it finding the so called 'love' and getting busy?
Is it knowing the truth of the universe?
Is it sensual pleasures?
Is it about having done something more meaningful and lasting than his/her mundane struggle to find his/her little space in the crowd?
Is it about the pleasure that comes from giving or more accurately by being the medium through which the giver gives?

The questions can be many. And right now I do not have any answers to offer.