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Humanity Strips

Just reciprocating the pith of the elegy…

Love, Life and Whatever

“War is what happens when language fails.”   –    Margaret Atwood

Humanity Strips

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Children of nine and ten
Tender and scared
Frozen in fear
Blood smear.
Weeping anxiously
Terror stricken tear.
The gory witnesses,
With blank stare.
The illusive line between
Life and death,
Promises and despair
Swings unaware.
Is that fair!

They say
everything is fair
In love and war.
We are fallen messiahs
In a mission
To salvage and devour.

Women of twenty and thirty
That look in their eyes
Infused with dread and horror.
Grieving mother
Mourning wife
Distraught sister
No words of assurance
can fill their
loss or impair.
Broken heart
Amidst those wasted prayer.
Is that fair!

Men of thirty and forty
Lost limbs
Numb consciousness
Damaged spirit
Feeding on abjectness.
Hopes shattered
Too hapless to dare
Wounded morale
Beyond repair.
Is that fair!

They say
everything is fair
In love and war.
We…

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Posted by on July 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Parking family

How weird it is that small things in our lives play a strong effect on ones mind or makes you stop and think for a while.For instance this
family in my office’s parking space.Father,mother and three kids.Staying in Bangalore I used to think that people in Karnataka are really literate and far better. But after meeting these kids and their mother , I realized that those were my misconceptions.There are still child marriages happening and not all kids go to school even in places near or even in Bangalore. When I asked the lady about sending her kids to school she says

Will put them in school once we return to our own place

Till date I don’t see them having any clue of when they are going to return back to their own place…

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Posted by on February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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The Small One

She’s so cute; she’s not at all brute

She makes me feel like I’m someone good

She was born and I thought why she’d come

It was then my life became wholesome

I remember how I held her tight

And walked through the road in the sunlight

Oh! She’s my chubby cheeks

Whom I beat up like my own cotton sheet

Though we are like opposite poles

Yet without her I am a big round hole

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There were times when I carried her in my lap

And roam around all day long

As I sit here to jot down those days

Oh I miss those quarrels in various ways

As the years pass by and the rivers flow by

She grows up like a firefly

Gone are those times

 When we shared the same Tees

Which makes me realize

She’s more than the small one,

She’s My little Sis whom I’m proud of…

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2013 in Personal

 

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IndiBlogger -Ring the Bell Meet

Here it was another IndiBlogger meet and that too for a CHANGE.We call it the INDICHANGE-By RINGING the BELL .Bell of freedom, bell of equality and the bell of respect.This was the second time I was attending a meet organised by IndiBlogger. I always wanted to be part of a meet which was dedicated to a cause.I reached the venue late after one and half hour of driving.I must say it was a bit difficult to find the venue . They say better late than never.So with a hope that the meet would last till 4.00 pm I entered the meeting hall.There I saw people (fellow bloggers) involved in intense argument.So what was the topic of discussion?-I thought.

A healthy lady in saree with a mic in her hand somewhere in the front row was talking about how she would react if someone hits her.She was of the opinion of Tit for tat that she would hit the person back.It was essentially a debate atmosphere in which I stepped into.I grabbed a chair at the last and seated myself comfortably. There was a collective opinion that Anger is an important emotion but it should not lead to violence.As they say anything in excess is dangerous (poison).

There were hands shooting up in the air desperate to speak their point out.It was I would say a productive and interactive discussion managed well by the organizers allowing or trying to involve everyone present in the meet.A lady in yellow shared her story of how she moved on in her life .It’s true that if there isn’t much one can do when people don’t want to respect or understand you.Only thing one can do is just move on in life leaving behind others who don’t even bother about you.

Yes I totally agree with Mr. Raghav who put out the point of WE bringing out and being the CHANGE. He shared his experience at the bus stop when some motorcycle guy had thrown him away making him part with his eyes(walking stick) .He explained how he helped himself by finding his stick and hitting back the motorcycle guy with the same when no one around bothered to make a move.

We should not forget that there are people who are also going through similar circumstances or weird experiences that we are going through. As someone has pointed out in the meet one should not listen to a person who has not been through what one is being through. There was a point mentioned that unless we haven’t faced a similar problem in our life we can’t understand actual depth of the problem. More specifically how it feels to be in a particular situation. So in the matter of domestic violence one should always try to approach an NGO which runs for the same cause. They would know how to guide you as they would understand your situation better than anyone else with their experience.

Speaking about domestic violence, it is there almost everywhere nowadays even within families also. A guy who was seated in front of me spoke about how his Dad dominated his Mother and Sister when it came to decision of his sister’s marriage. He used to overrule his mother. And then came a day when change happened.When he had to raise voice against his father to support his mother and sister. After that his father has never raised a voice against her.

There was also a point raised about being individualistic.Being what you are and not changing for the sake of someone else.Not loosing one’s own self to impress others.There was another discussion regarding marriage being necessary or not.”Is keeping it alive all together important when there is no happiness?”-this was a question raised by the man in blue shirt.He had this question in his mind ever since he had seen his friend an educated woman(the victim).I really don’t have much of understanding of a marriage so I leave at your imagination and I’m sure everyone will have there own version of it.

It seems the whole debate started out with a play by Ring the bell activist which I missed. In the play, Durga (the victim) was beaten up by her husband regularly.One day she decided to oppose this ,which becomes a big issue.The crowd present I think was asked to comment on the possible solution to this kind of situations.All the above points that I mentioned were raised during the part of discussion when I was there.Finally Ring the Bell representative was asked what would be the solution that they would come up to given such situation.Her answer was so simple – “SHE should have STOPPED HIM when he first raised his hands towards her”. The representative told that they would educate Durga so that she knows what is the right thing to do and what could end her being miserable.

This was just a summary of what happened at the meet. I think if we collectively ring the bell, the strength of the frequency would be huge enough to override the noise and even eliminate it completely.

The picture is copied from a page in facebook

I RING THE BELL!!

PS: The Bloggers meet got over at 2.30 pm and I missed  more than half part of it. Next time I would go with someone who knows the venue location well.

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2013 in India, Women

 

The Secret

Sometime back I was very upset with what was happening around and with me in office.I felt like I was pushed into a well of sadness and negativity.With a frustrated mind and no hope I got hold of this book -The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.

I always thought of books as my friends because these are something that justifies the quote-“A friend in need is a friend indeed”.After reading The Secret, I really felt that books are FRIENDS.(May be this must be my way of thinking .You need not feel the same) :-).This book to some extent has changed the way I think and the way I take matters in life.So I decided to note down some of the facts mentioned in the book in my personal public space.Basically I wanted to keep a record of these facts so that I can always come back and refer to these.

First thought that came into my mind after reading the book’s title was “What is THE SECRET” anyways?Well the book doesn’t make you wait long to reveal the SECRET.So the secret is the law of attraction!!

Following lines are taken from the book for my future reference and for now your reference-

  • “Every thought of yours is a real thing – a force”.
  • The law began at the beginning of time.It has always been and will always be.
  • Thoughts become things.
  • When you become aware of this great law ,then you become aware of how incredibly powerful you are ,to be able to THINK your life into existence.
  • Make your last thoughts before going to sleep good thoughts.
  • Whatever you sow you reap.
  • Start focusing on what you want.
  • You can cook a man’s dinner with electricity,and you can also cook the man.
  • You are the Michelangelo of your own life.The David you are sculpting is you.
  • MEDITATE,become the master of your thoughts,think-“I am the master of my thoughts”.
  • You have the power to change anything because you’re the one who chooses your thoughts and you are the one who feels your feelings.
  • The CREATIVE PROCESS:-
  1. ASK-Sit down and write down on a paper in the present tense what you really want.(Question yourself sometimes)
  2. BELIEVE-Believing in the unseen.Your belief that you have it,that undying faith,is your greatest power.The HOW is not your part in the Creative process.
  3. RECEIVE-When you feel as though you have it now,and the feeling is so real that it is like you have it already,you are believing,and you will receive.
  • Inspired action is when you are acting to receive.
  • “Take the first step in faith.You don’t have to see the whole staircase.Just take the first step”-Martin Luther King Jr
  • “Imagination is everything .It is the preview of life’s coming attractions”-Albert Einstein
  • The shortcut to anything you want in your life is to BE and FEEL happy now!
  • “The good news is that the moment you decide that what you know is more important than what you have been taught to believe,you will have shifted gears in your quest for abundance.Success comes from within ,not from without”.-Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Declare and intend,”I think perfect thoughts.I see only perfection.I’m perfection”.
  • The essence of this law is that you must think abundance,feel abundance,believe abundance.Let no thought of limitation enter your mind.
  • As you ask and feel and believe,you will receive.
  • So your purpose is what you say it is.Your mission is the mission you give yourself .Your life will be what you create it as,and no one will stand in judgement of it now or ever.
  • No one else can dance your dance,no one else can write your story.Who you are .begins right now!
  • You get to fill the blackboard of your life with whatever you want.
  • “The secret is the answer to all that has been,all that is ,and all that will ever be”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

You must be thinking all this is crap philosophy.But trust me some where some day in your life all these will become useful statements.For now it looks too much to digest but if compared with life I think its too little.

🙂 Happy positive thinking guys.

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Three lines

Dance

         

          on the floor

          moves like a floating pollen

          sparkling eyes

 

 

 

 

PS:My first attempt of writing a Haiku.Please drop your opinion about it.

Inspired by the theme PRIDE at

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Sometimes…

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 34; the thirty-fourth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The theme for the month is “Of-Course, I’m insane”

Sometimes I am on top of the world

Sometimes I cry when I am angry

Sometimes I look lean as a skeleton

Sometimes I want to visit Venice

Sometimes I get startled like a touch-me-not

Sometimes I sleep like a log

Sometime I do multitasking

Sometimes I am as weak as a kitten

Sometimes I laugh while working

Sometimes I dream with my eyes open

Sometimes I am as lazy as a ship in the doldrums

Sometimes I want to be a librarian

Sometimes I am so cold like a frozen lake

Sometimes I collect bus tickets

Sometimes I look at people and wonder

Sometimes I want to be perfect

Sometimes I am lonely like a snow flake lost in ocean

Sometimes I wish I had a wand in my hand

Sometimes I dance like flower in the wind

Sometimes I am as white as a sheet

Sometimes I am sweet like honey

Sometimes I want this and

Sometimes I want that

Sometimes I think “Of course, I am insane”

and all other times I am just ME. 🙂

The fellow Blog-a-Tonics who took part in this Blog-a-Ton and links to their respective posts can be checked here. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. Participation Count: 07

 
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Posted by on December 2, 2012 in Personal