Thursday, February 19, 2009

Little drops

I saw one idiot riding his motorbike on the pavement on the wrong side of the road, a little further yet another idiot made a U-turn in the middle of a flyover. I wondered for a brief moment if there is merit in being good, when everything around is bad?

I always believed that what is inside makes the person and not the outside and despite people doing bad to you, you do what is right because you are in the right. Anyway this belief was mildly shaken as mentioned before. A little further I received the daily verse by SMS from a friend it read, “Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we don’t give up.” – Gal 6:9. If you sow a bad seed what you get during the harvest is good for nothing. If you sow a good seed what you get during harvest is useful to you and others. Never give up doing good.

My faith restored I reached office with a smile.

PS: I just realized that I have crossed 200 posts, this is No. 201! Its been an eventful 28 months of personal blogging. Thanks to everyone who have journeyed with me thus far. Thanks to those who will journey with me, for I have miles to go before I sleep...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

A great advertisement that has been been redusted in time for Feb 14th. I think it really captures the spirit of the day.

Kudos to the script writer who came up with the words that the diamond does not know your age. Beautiful.

To all the naysayers including a certain joker who threatens to marry off couples and some fanatical students who are planning similar acts, think its time you guys get a job or a girl.

But the big question is why is 14th feb tickling their butts? Have they never gone to the Marina beach any day of the year? Listen you love less jokers, to people in love any day is Valentine's day, it just don't matter.

To sign off, give a little love, it is always in short supply in the world and no, you dont have to wait for Feb 14th.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Time to act

I am getting so irritated with these goons who are now policing the cities with their warped code of morality. They have topped the list of my most hated people including, bad drivers, uncouth auto driving goons, public spitters and pissers, you get the general idea.

The reason they abound is that many of us slept when the elections happened or we voted for communal criminals to power. 26/11 brought an outpouring of grief, outrage, fear, disgust and utter revulsion for the perpetrators and many were spontaneous in lighting candles and having protest marches across the country. Very good. I did neither, I confess. But to what avail?

Have any of us considered doing something against these goons who are trying to find new reasons to kill peace? From pub culture, which is crazy by itself, if people think that women don’t drink pay attention next time you read about a hooch tragedy, the liquour is often made, sold and consumed by women also, but always in a minority. So if you have a problem with pub culture, why not close pubs? That will loose precious revenue to the government, revenue that these goons are not likely to contribute anyway. The curse to society is not these clubs that are frequented by the elite and the minority but the many smelly, shady bars that are illegally run by the government near the TASMAC counters. These are a menace to society and if you happen to live near one you will know what I am talking about.

Heard that noodle straps and tight jeans are next on the agenda. I can’t help wonder why are men, whether they are voice chancellors, college principals, moral leaders and others of their ilk looking at women’s legs? What Indian culture do they speak of? If I remember those days when people flocked to catch the episodes of Ramayana or Mahabharatha, why did nobody notice those heavily jazzed up strappy blouses that the women wore? That is our culture.

Valentine’s Day benefited the card stores and the ancillary industries that grew around an alien custom. Agreed V day may have come from abroad but the day celebrates love and love is universal. It is not alien to our culture as from time immemorial courtship and romance occupied the most mind space. Heck every other movie that is made in any Indian language has the love element. Jamal and Lathika courted briefly in the railway station briefly, and it is applauded and accepted as Indian. Two people spending time together in a public space irks some morons! Have they never visited the sands of the Marina on any day of the year, why wait for 14th Feb?

What was really bitter to accept was the fact that a daughter of a MLA was kidnapped for traveling with a Muslim youth on a bus. What is objectionable here? If this is the state of a VIP what happens to the public at large?

When will we arise against this? These goons are alien to our culture; they know nothing about their faith or the faith of others, nor about our history, nor our culture. They need to be slippered in public, I have my slipper ready, how about you?

Monday, February 02, 2009

National Commission for Women?

Watch the video and spot the many press reporters running around in the melee trying to get the best pictures. It is reported that many press reporters were at Amnesia before the goons landed and took up vantage points. Maybe they were going to Amnesia or they had amnesia it never struck any of them to call the cops and avert this incident, but then they would be loosing precious TRP's. Wonder if they would have done the same if their girls / sisters / daughters were in the same situation.

What was shocking was one woman from the NCW blaming the pub owner for lax security and almost absolving the goons of blame. If the NCW is for women maybe the members and more importantly that woman should watch ads like this and think what they last did when they saw someone on a glamour...