Long hours in the office, too little sleep and the only fun that I have these days is by sitting in front of the computer. That I do in office as well as home. Wonder where my life is taking me. Is it normal for a person to stay in office for 16 hours? Maybe some people would do it if they have work to complete. But in my case, I could have opted for a shift where by I need to clock just 8 hours. But instead, I come to work at normal hours, and then stay late. Maybe its just because I am just starting. Once I have been working for some time, maybe I wont feel so eager to stay in office for such long time. I wonder what my old friends are doing there are those from my old company, my old college friends, and then some special friends whom I never want to forget or lose contact with. Know what I am doing? I am rambling I dont feel like thinking very deeply maybe I am just sleepy; I didnt get much sleep yesterday. I slept very fitfully. There was a power failure. It was a warm night, and mosquitoes were having a field day. It is pretty windy outside, cant see any stars. I got a bad feeling that it is going to rain later tonight. If it does rain, then I am going to get wet going back home. I think I will sleep late tomorrow and come to work late. I really need some rest. I have been working for the past 8 days, and my next off is 4 days away. I am really sleepy Maybe I will write something some other day I had enough for today.
. Back again. But now I dont remember what I wanted to say the other day.
But that brings me back to something I was saying earlier ideas should be written down, otherwise you may forget all about it later on.
I got in touch with an old friend, chat and phone friend, but a good friend none the less.
What I realized was that, how far apart you grow from a friend, they still remain your friend. You cant get angry with them, you cant find anything to forgive, coz when you think about it, they didnt do anything intentionally to hurt you. You spend some time cribbing about not being in touch or maybe there would be some gap, but one you are past that stage, it feels just like old times.
All you have to do is, understand why there was a drift in the first place, accept it, have a small fight, coz friends fight, and move on.
Thats a good way to have a good friendship.
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Here I am, back again after a gap of a few days. I was just thinking how my blog has changed from a personal diary to a scrap book for some pretty crazy, bizarre thoughts. Certainly, writing a diary is a good habit; it helps you look back in time and reflect on your proudest, sweetest and unforgettable moments, while also reminding you to remember the sad loss of your dog, or the time your first love got married. (Pretty unkind cut, I know 😉 ). It also allows you to laugh at the foolish things you did in the past, while reminding you not to repeat it.
But at the same time you got to remember that your mind is a marvelous piece of work. There are so many brain cells, so many neurons, passing thoughts, analyzing everything you see, hear, smell, taste and feel. I wouldnt be surprised if someone came up to me and told me that each person has, at one time or the other, thought of something that Einstein or Socrates would have been proud to think. The only difference between the next person on the road and the greatest of minds is that, they are more consistent in coming up with bright ideas, or they were intelligent enough to recognize a great idea when it hit them.
The average person would have dismissed such thoughts, or gravity as the reason for apple falling on his head, as too far fetched.
I dont mean to say that each person would be getting a readymade idea just out of his hat. But when you consider the amount of thought that goes through a persons mind, you cant but give the benefit of doubt that he might have thought of something, at some point of his life, that small thread that would have unraveled the whole knitting.
You might think I am blabbering about maybe even drunk. But I am a dreamer. I would like to think that, there is someone out there in the whole wide web, who is just one piece short of the puzzle, and that he might some day find that piece in my blog.
Crazy? Am I? Who can tell what might trigger the chain reaction that might create a nuclear bomb after all would takes just two small electrons to change the whole world.
I really must control my blabbering I was trying to say something, but instead I went on and on and said something else. What did I want to say? It is completely unrelated to what I said earlier, so I am not going to write it now. Besides I want to sleep
I leave it for another day,
Another night, another blog.
Am I becoming irregular? I have a feeling that I am getting very erratic with my posts. I think I will leave that thought there. I had been thinking about inter-caste marriages lately. let us say I had a reason to think about it, though I am not planning to marry anyone. I guess it is not even an issue in western countries, but when we come down to India, I have a feeling it is pretty big issue, still. I had thought that we had left that baggage when we stepped into the 21st century. But lately I have had several reasons to think otherwise. Donâ€™t get me wrongâ€¦ I donâ€™t mean to say that everyone in India is against inter-caste marriage. I am sure many parents are willing to accept it, but there are still many who are still living in the past century, who cannot approve of a groom or a bride from another religion, who believes that the only â€œrealâ€ religion is their own.
All right, let us go into it a bit more deeply, namely I want to point out that the problem is not restricted to a broad classification of religion alone, it is much more delicate. In the past India might have been famous for its caste system. A system where by people of one religion is sub-divided into lower and upper caste. During those periods the lower caste were untouchables, and in some cases they could not go near the upper caste people. It is not unlike the apartheid that existed in the USA, but in this caste the criteria was not color, but caste. The lower caste were not allowed to learn, not walk near the superior caste, not allowed to go to the same temple, and subject to a lot more social inequities. Let me get back to the topic. I have a feeling that those old systems are still ingrained into some people’s minds, that even though they might talk to other caste people and touch them they draw their lines when it comes to a marriage. This usually happens with Hinduism, but I have a feeling that some Christians are also the followers of caste-system.
When the minds of the past generation is still polluted by this caste system, what chance does the present generation have to marry from a different religion. I am not talking about caste, but religion. Are we still so primitive to believe that the people of the world are from different religions? To think that there are different Gods? I can hear people saying that there is only one God, the rest are false Gods. If that is true, then arenâ€™t we all the same? I can hear some more people quoting the Ten Commandments, â€œ I am the Lord your God, thou shall have no other God before meâ€. Doesnâ€™t the Commandments tell you to love your neighbor? Did Christ not say, let the person who has not sinned cast the first stone? Does it mean that you can’t love a fellow being if that person is of a different religion? What right do you have to judge a person when Christ has made it clear that unless your are not tainted, you cannot judge? I see so many people who go to church every Sunday, who like to quote the Bible, who think that they are right just because they go to church, read the Bible, and follow the priest. I dare to protest. What good is it if you only go to church if only to chant what you have been chanting ever since you remember? What good is it if you read the Bible if you can’t understand what is being said, when each time you read a verse you can get new meaning for it.
What good is it if you follow the priest, when he is just but another human being, prone to make any mistake any other person can make. I may protest, but I donâ€™t ask anyone to follow me. I donâ€™t want anyone following me. I am doing nothing but just expressing my personal view. Religion is a personal choice, you can interpret it any way you want. Prayers is not about praying together. Praying together does not make the collective voice louder to the God. So why is inter-caste marriage frowned upon?
I would say because people have not yet learnt to think, all they can do is follow the flock. The lord said, I am the shepherd, and you are my flock. Now the duty of shepherd has been taken over by priests, not just one, but a whole lot for each region, with each of them leading the flock in the way they think. And the flock, stupid sheep, can do nothing but follow the shepherd and the rest of the flock. Once a person has made peace with the lord, then himself then he would be able to think for himself. He would be able to distinguish right from wrong without looking in the scriptures for assistance. He would then see the light, understand that what religion attempts to do so futilely, is to accept other beings, whether human or not, just the way they are, without any prejudice. But how could that happen, when everything we do is so much based on leader-follower principle. There are just too many leaders, all too happy to mess up the minds of people to gain followers. The human being, with its superior intelligence, is hoodwinked to believe the leader whose principle match their interests.
May God have mercy on us.
Hey there I am back again. There was a gap, just a couple of days. First was because I had lost internet connection due to some fault in the line. And yesterday I was reading a book.
I am sure many people would be familiar with To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I had read it once before, but I had forgotten that I had read it. But it certainly was not a waste reading it. It carries a lot of messages. I will never bother trying to explain what the book is about or what I learnt from it. I could never do it justice and I may not be able to convey what exactly it is that the book conveys. But I am sure that I am enriched by reading it. Even though I may not be able to pinpoint it, I think I will remember about each of those messages when I am facing with a situation where it would be applicable.
There is only one thing about the book I will tell you, go and read it. It is worth it.
I am not going to bore everyone who reads this blog with a verbal assault of my day to day activities. I am quite sure that no one would want to read about that. What I would like to write about is what I think, maybe my own space where I can express myself. I am sure not many people would agree with my opinions, but then, I dont have to write for those who read the blog, but just for me to express myself. If anyone finds it interesting, then they are welcome to read it.
I didnt write anything last night, for one thing, there wasnt much to write about, and for another, I was watching a movie.
I thought 5 or more people would join us on Friday, but only 1 girl joined. At least there is one more. Hope more people would join on Monday. We must have gone through all the periodicals in the library, but more would be coming on Monday, I think.
I was led to believe I would be getting some sort of compensation from my previous company by my HR manager, but when I called up yesterday my dreams were shattered. I had thought that I will be able to buy the digital camera I had been dreaming about. But I was told that there is nothing more due to me. So much for my dreams.