Thursday, 30 March 2017

When your kids will be Robots..

Recently I came across two new scientific discoveries or research some may want to call it.
In the first, Human heart tissue was created using a spinach leaf. Amazed? May be not so amazing for sciene-maniacs, but yea, this research is an eye-opener. Without going into the "HOW" part, its good to understand the "WHY" part. As per the scientists, this can help in understanding heart better and can possibly open doors for curing several deadly cardio-vascular ailments, may be cloning the heart itself. That's a good news. Plus many other benefits but lets limit ourselves here.

In the second, Human kidneys were converted into bio-computers.. Well, yes they did!! And why? For possibly treating diseases by making kidney work as per outside instructions, just like a computer. We will be able to program our kidney to do as we say. For kidney failures, this might be a boon. But on a lighter note, will we be able to instruct our kidney to do shit as per our convenience? Like, no pressure at all??? We will time it as per the clean toilets-availability :D :D (This reminds me of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan)

But coming back.. Science.. Science has come a long way.. from making our lives easier to luxurious to slaves.. That's what we are.. Slaves of Science. These discoveries make me wonder that my kids..NO.. Probably great-great-grand kids will be charging their hearts, kidneys etc with a charger like a phone.. May be there will be no phones, but they themselves will be sending signals directly.. Telepathy? You never know what science will create out of the box. So just wonder.. May be future kids won't need oxygen anymore.. No more trees.. and SAVE TREES slogans... Great na?

But will it be a life as we live and cherish today? What about Nature and the whole idea of living along with Nature? The future kids won't have the childhood that we had.. Forget future, this new generation kids are also jailed behind tablets and laptops today.. But still.. Slavery will return, just of another kind..

I am not against science, not at all.. After all, many of the researches are for good like for curing cancer and AIDS like diseases, getting disaster warnings before hand etc etc.. But still it makes me remember that old saying, "Too much of everythig is bad".. Afterall, these diseases are in a way a result of science (also known as lifestyle diseases) and these disasters which are getting intensified due to anthropogenic activities.. again lifestyle..again science... I may sound anti-science or anti-development.. But what about Nature? Better call me pro-nature, sounds nicer..

Besides, in all this, I have a point (not completely new though), but yes..there is one. Why in the first place we need such cures, break-through discoveries, sophisticated sensors and all? Why are we compelled to change Nature (leaf into a heart or body into a machine?) Science made us do that.. As now we are slaves, we ought to become machines..

But do we want to become machines or say Robots? Are'nt we fed up of charging our gadgets that now it will be our organs too? Nobody would want that..atleast majority.. (lets be democratic :D)

So who will save us? No doubt it's our very own NATURE :) Its big time that we become serious about changing our lifestyles.. Towards being more natural..being more Human that we actually are.. Lets not fall victim of those deadly diseases, disasters, machines, to name a few.. Better get our shoes and run! or walk! or anything! Just connect with Nature today and for as long as we can..

It took millions of years for life to evolve, lets just try to save it.. for our great-great-grand-kids, let us give them their Childhood atleast..

Save Nature, Save Yourself :)        

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

I see Peace ....

So much halla again.. Nationalism, Patriotism, feminism, war, peace and what not!

One DU student whose father died in Kargil war is expected to hate Pakistan and all Pakistanis. But no, she herself is demanding peace for she has learnt that it was the war, not a country.. What a beautiful and courageous message it is..

 That doesnot make her any less patriotic for India.. Not at all. But to see this, we must come out of our petty mentalities and be open about the issues that cripple our Nation..
Past cannot be changed but future can be written if we so wish..
Not commenting much on what's right and what's wrong, this message for me is Light in the world of darkness.. This is peace and I see Peace.. 

Monday, 27 February 2017

The Problem is: You have not failed!!

Story of an IAS aspirant....

For once you have tasted the soil of failure, you might have been more furious in your attempt.. Just a thought..
Many of all the people you are thinking about or getting the motivation dose from, have tasted it and hence, are working day and night to achieve their goal.. But unfortunately, you have not failed.. You know why? Because its your first attempt.. It could be for sure "First of many" because the zeal is missing.. The fire, that once let you leave everything behind, is clearly in ashes now..

But.. Do you want to get a failure to succeed? Why not looking at the people who did marvels in the very first attempt.. Everything will not come in beautiful trays to serve you hot.. They might even burn you if dont handle the advantage you have with care..

Yes.. the advantage.. For you have many many success stories.. The one timers, the two, three and some even four timers... And its upto you to write your own story!!

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Super Demotivated... What to to?

NO Seriously.. What really should you do when you are demotivated to a level so so low that its now out of your control to handle..
You seek advices from people, make calls or just sleep so that when you wake up, you might feel better and get back to work.. Still not working..
Read a a to your Dog.. try some dance..sing a song... Still NO?
All right, lets try wasting some more time until the self-motivation lecture starts drumming in your head.. Watch some crap on youtube because last time you made a promise that you will not watch F.R.I.E.N.D.S again as it distracts you..
Well.. May be last time it helped, not again..

You know, there always might not be a solution and you can keep running in the circle..
Because, its a circle with no end and before you know it, you are trapped!
Trapped. Ok. Now what?
Time is running is your life.. 25 today.. Not more than 5 years to turn 30 and cry about what must have been done in the last five years..last five GONE years..
Think about it?
The list is ready but not you. You are here sitting demotivated..

So.. Relax now. You have tried everything that you could have.. So just relax now. Shut the whole world and your eyes.. Now seriously think what's this time is for? Review the whole TO-DO list and think which one should me marked "DONE" first? Is it marriage, honeymoon? Travelling or studying? Getting settled first or your career first?

You have already made a choice a year back. Its not like that you cannot go back and reshuffle your choices.You Can, you absolutely can. But before that, think about it again. What do you really want at this moment of time which cannot wait another year.
That's it. This is what you want.
NOW you can keep sitting idle, lazy and sad for some more time..kill it.. Or else mark it off this unromantic time and grab your shoes, pick yourself up and get back to work! Your dreams are yours..your list is yours..

Remember, If you don't care, nobody else would..

Sunday, 6 November 2016

We.. The Change..

Lately I have been thinking of all the issues hovering over our lives. Be it the unbreathable air these days or too much corruption in every department, the poor becoming poorer or we becoming ignorant of all the problems and doing our things instead. I feel sad. I feel pity of me and actually everyone around me. We are so busy in our lives that we do nothing but complain. We keep waiting for government and respective departments to do something. Actually no, we dont even trust the government now for the shear reason that results are not visible. Ah! True that, cant blame people for this distrust.

Now the good question is, Can we do something? Whats our role in all these?
We (being educated citizens) cannot be ignorant forever and we cannot wait forever to see this country changing, or to say, our cities changing. The plight of poor begging around mandirs, or poor kids selling stuff at traffic lights or the man working hard day and night just to have one time meal for his family.. All this disturbs us, many amongst us at least. Lets be a little selfish here and try to make an effort for our disturbance. Lets be the change. Lets set out an example for everyone out there. And we know what we ought to do. We just need to do!!

Some things that I am going to do to be the change are listed below. This is my way, I know yours is a way too. Lets make our ways through. Today it might be you and me only, but there will be a chain soon. Without thinking what that guy is doing, I will continue my efforts. They wont be in vain. 

1. This air pollution makes me sick. Cant just wave a wand and clear it, but my way would be.. I wont be driving for some days now. I will use a vehicle only when it cant be avoided and will pool whenever possible. I know there will be people thinking the same. Yes we will do our bit.

2. Those poor kids.. :( They need to be educated. I will take responsibility for one kid and I will see him/her getting a descent job one day.

3. Those homeless pets.. A glass of milk  and some rotis for them wont hurt.

4. I will not support any corruption before my eyes. I will make sure that wont happen with me and around me.

It might look faltu to some, but you know, each drop in the ocean matters. Whats in my hand, is in my hand. I will be the change. Amen :)

Saturday, 4 April 2015

A place called Travel Cafe :)

Life is curious sometimes. Today's experience left me wondering how I fell into that amazing place , which I know, I can call MyPlace. 

Weekend it was, and after having wasted 3-4 weekends doing nothing at all, I was sure I am gonna make it this time. After a late night friday movie and rain bash adventure afterwards, when I woke up in the morning, it was still raining.. This made the weather breezy and cool which is perfect for visiting monuments. I, with a friend of mine, planned for Hauzkhas fort. I had heard a lot about that, plus I had a curiousity always that I want to cover all the monuments out there. So hauzkhas it was. But, I was sure that I wont go in hauzkhas village for sure, I had been there and it was a bad experience. Don't know why, but the much hyped village seemed to be nothing more than some arabic galliyan ,which was the only thing I liked. Or may be it was a bad day that we landed into all the wrong restaurants.

Today was different. When we reached there , we both felt we needed to fill our stomachs before we head ourselves towards the fort. So we went into arabian galliyan for rolls. We find one on road and ordered two for us. Right in front of us, while waiting for our rolls, was this travel cafe. The name dint attract us, but it was the cute teenager who was sitting there, painting something, which we guessed. We played games of guessing that he might be a college student and an artist, who is here sitting in a cafe and painting, enjoying his time alone. I was feeling so good looking at him, different from the crowd he was and was doing something that interests him,lost in his work. How happy he was and me too, as I like it when people do what they truly love. Rolls made us wait too much, I started looking here and there. That cafe was transparent and I could easily see it inside out. Posters were there which said “We travel, what do you do?” , then there were so many books and posters inside. One read, “Read whatever you like, pay what you like”. I was interested by now to go inside and see what it was. So we went inside and at first, we felt like we may not be allowed here. There was a group of college students who were discussing or working on something. Then, there was another couple who were reading the books there. We sat there at first, and waited for someone to come and send us out or to provide us some menu so that we can atleast have our coffees and slip out of there. Nobody came to us, so we decided to go and ask. I went to one person who had provided coffee to the couple, asked him for the menu. He simply said, “we have coffee,tea and brownies. That's it”. When I asked about their cost, he send me to another person. I asked him the same. He said, whatever you feel like, you can pay, we don't charge anything. I was awestruck.. Dint believe him at first. I asked him if there is some membership or something so that only members are allowed inside. He said no, to my surprise. I then curiously asked for what is this all about. Who owned this cafe and running this for free? He then explained me that the owner Mr. Ajay Jain is a traveller, a photographer and a writer. He displays his work in here , so that people can come and see his work , sipping coffees, relaxing.. There were copies of his books that one can read there, or can buy them if they want to. There were pictures all around which he had clicked himself. Also I found 3-4 scrapbooks where visitors at cafe had happily expressed their reviews and feelings. I read some of them, they felt just like me, happy and satisfied being there.

I was too much impressed. I sat back there, realizing how some people just do wonders and create things like this . I had sensed a feeling of calmness, relaxation, satisfaction , happiness and what not. I realized that I can come here anytime I feel like being with myself. Yes, it was a place where you can sit for hours alone, reading, or doing your own things. It makes you feel detached from the world out there, as if you are on a peaceful hill station on a vacation. It will give you immense peace and a new zeal for doing what you love. Its that kind of place where you will automatically discover your thing and you will surely make an effort for pursuing that. I felt like I was bound to be here, and being there just after starting my blog, I felt like I am so on the right path. A new freshness and enthusiasm ran through my blood and I was just so happy that I fell into that place, by chance. A place called Travel Cafe. :)

For more details, one can visit their online site: Must check!!!

Friday, 3 April 2015

The Prologue from the book, The Alchemist!

 The Alchemist picked up a book that someone in the caravan had brought. Leafing through the pages, he found a story about Narcissus. The alchemist knew the legend of Narcissus, youth who daily knelt beside a lake to contemplate his own beauty. He was so fascinated by himself that, one morning, he fell into the lake and drowned. At the spot where he fell, a flower was born, which was called the narcissus. But this was not how the author of the book ended the story.

He said that when Narcissus died, the Goddesses of the Forest appeared and found the lake, which had been fresh water, transformed into a lake of salty tears.

"Why do you weep?" the Goddesses asked.
"I weep for Narcissus," the lake replied.
"Ah, it is no surprise that you weep for Narcissus," they said, "for though we always pursued him in the forest, you alone could contemplate his beauty close at hand."
"But..... was Narcissus beautiful?" the lake asked. "Who better than you to know that?" the Goddesses said in wonder, "After all, it was by your banks that he knelt each
day to contemplate himself!!"

The lake was silent for some time. Finally it said:
"I weep for Narcissus, but I never noticed that Narcissus was beautiful. I weep because, each time he knelt beside my banks, I could see, in the depths of his eyes, my own beauty reflected."

"What a lovely story," the alchemist thought.

P.S. I read this today in someone's blog, such a beautiful story it was  that I couldn't resist myself from posting the same. #Copied #TouchedMyHeart