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Child labour to combat child marriage?

As the eldest child, I have always wondered how my life would have been with an elder brother or sister. I would have preferred a sister. I don’t need anyone to teach me how to be naughty, and definitely don’t want a big brother stopping me from doing what I want to do. Trust me, if that imaginary brother was anything like I am, there would be constant fight. An elder sister on the other hand would have been great. I won’t have to worry about her stopping me from doing anything, but I can depend on some sound advice and comfort whenever I need it. But, it could be the other way too. But that is hypothetical. It is strange for me to think about such things, but I happened to think of someone, and that triggered these thoughts. The person I thought about was the closest I had …

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To Each His Own

“Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.” –Albert Einstein. We always believe everyone and everything in the whole universe follows the same rule as each of us. And we believe that the person sitting next to us think like us. Why else would the Bible say God created man in his own image? Because almost all of us are incapable of imagining beyond us. For the same reason we judge others based on our own view of ourselves. We also always imagine aliens having hands and feet, with their brain in their heads which would always be on top of the torso. Now isn’t it possible that the alien may not have a head and instead of a brain, it might have its some other part doing the job, or it may even have each of its …

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Extinct – Humans

Human race is doomed. This assumption has been made based on two facts. 1. Humans marry. 2. Humans invent. We call this the height of human evolution. That is the problem with it. Since we have evolved as much as we can as a species, now all we can do is grow. As much as I would like to have the powers of X-Men, I am afraid that the best (or the worst) we can hope for now, is less hair. The future Humans will not fly or read each others mind; they will have less and less hair and the one with the least amount of hair will be considered the most eligible. Marriage is major difference between man and any other species when it comes to social groups. Evolution depends on male and female choosing the best available. It is a formula that has worked since the Big Bang and we are the living proof. The choice …

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Blogging 5.0; Or is it 7.0?

Another migration, this time from Blogger to WordPress. I have lost count of the number of blogs I have had over the years. I must have had around 5 or 6 blogs on Blogger alone, 2 on Rediff and a few others, God knows where. On the plus side, I have retained my previous posts this time. Imported everything, but I still have not decided whether to stick with Self Hosted WordPress. With blogger, you knew that your blog will always be there; it had the power and money of Google behind it. But with this, I am flying solo. The moment I forget to pay for hosting, 2 years from now, my blog could be gone for ever. Remind me to take frequent backup. The work is not over yet. I still have to work on the logo, which right now is the default logo that came with the …

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Regrets are not really regrets

Regrets, everyone has their share of it. If someone comes to me and says that he or she doesn’t have any regrets, that they have done everything right with their life, I will never trust them again. We make thousands of decisions that could alter our future, and a small percentage of those decisions have the power of changing your life. Today I had to make a decision whether to buy shares in a particular company. Considering the fluctuating market, I knew that there would be a small percentage of profit. Buy buying that, I could have been richer by a few thousand rupees. But even after knowing how favorable the odds were, I decided not to buy. My loss, my regret; maybe not. Whether you are rich, powerful, famous or all of the above, you would still have regrets. Surprisingly we humans have an amazing ability to forget bad …

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Nothing to do

It is amazing how much time there is in 24 hours. Crazy, huh? Previously, I used to wonder how come I had no time to blog, check my mail, read a book or just day dream. But now that I have left my addiction to Travian behind, it seems I can’t think of anything to do. I guess until I catch the next wave, I will find myself with a lot of free time. I think I will go through the hundreds of videos on my hard disk. I am sure I will find something interesting to see. If you think of something to obsess about, let me know.

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