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What do you do when……

Logic fails and loud voice prevails…….Free-riders question stakeholders……Those seeking entertainment question those who’ve faced the music…..Free speech is repressed by, “You do not know the entirety!” When anger and emotions overpower rationality…..When purpose fails and might triumphs…… When you feel like, you’d rather not be where you are…..When all the focus is on the trivial of things….And in turn, serious things become a mockery!!Do you watch silently hoping someone else will speak up….Or defy authority and follow suit but do the better….Or like at many other situations, just hope things will get fine…. As you have day before, yesterday and today!?May be you count... Count on your blessings- a count that will reassure you, you are doing good.. And the curses- they become all the more important! Since the winners in this popularity contest is surely not you!!
For now though, things lie in a state of chaos- for that's inevitable too some would say!

.....But then....

The unusual heading and the inspiration for this post comes from a class that I attended yesterday (oh ya for those of you not in loop, am back at XL pursuing my 2nd year with the other 179 wanna-be MBAs)- A video showing the ghastly state of affairs in the state I belong to brought most of those present in the class to a silence that sounded like death knell and tears to the soft(er) hearted. At the end of the class, a friend and fellow classmate rightly pointed out that the video induced a mere feel-bad factor, and that a little later, we would all go back to our normal life and forget all about it and life will continue the way it has and the way it rightly must!How right she was- 24 hours later, here I am thinking about the same incident and all I can tell myself is “But then how can I (alone or with others that feel similarly) do anything about it".. Seems like every time we wish to action on something, this “but then” aspect stops us from taking that step required- like the…

Patriotism, Democracy et al

The inspiration for this post comes from a bike ride to the French Border..For those who are phewing at this blog, and before u think am bluffing, am not. France is barely 6-7-8 kms from where I stay..and when I am in a mood to, I go watch the airplanes take off from Basel airport from near the French-Swiss border- I was amazed to learn that this airport is shared by France and Switzerland and Germany too. It's called the Euro-airport and is officially called the "Basel-Mulhouse" airport- Mulhouse being the French city.

Sitting there this morning admist rain drops, I was thinking if I will ever ever be able to do it back in our country. Especially with BBC covering the people v.s police clashes in Indian administered Kashmir, thousands of thoughts crossed my mind.. In the first place, why do we wage wars for a piece of land causing bloodshed for almost sixty years now, and still there's not an iota of peace to be seen on the radar. If u think, I am not a patriotic per…

Pet peeves and some thoughts!

Ever thought why things that irritate you are called pet peeves, when pets are actually supposed to give u the happiness other humans around u aren't able to..lol..beginning a blog with a PJ is not an IN thing is it? okie okie..

The origin for this not-so-common and not-so-friendly tagline for this present post of mine arises from the irritation of not having been able to post the last write up for almost 20 hours after writing it. The worst part was being here, every website reads in German by default..and since it’s been ages since I have been on blogspot, wasn’t too sure how to handle that one..finally did some R&D (read as research and destruction) and it led me to some page which asked me if I wanted the default language to be.. (Yes yes English! U r right English, that’s the language- rather the only language I speak and understand!) Imagine the bouts of irritation one can be put into by just not understanding a language.. this makes me wonder what happens to all those pe…

Re-inspired!

Looks like another bout of inspiration just hit me yet again! Once inspired, Placecomm took away all the time I had to spend on myself, and I had almost giving up writing a blog, but today yet another friend who urged me to read his blog and my own (old) blog surfacing out of nowhere, have made me write...So for those who will be tortured by this, u know who to blame!
To begin with, life’s taken quite a turn from my previous blog. Well, it’s only obvious- 9 months later, one obviously wishes not to be stuck at the same desk, does one? Right now, am amongst the alps, and having spent the weekend exploring the country, am possibly one of the happiest souls around.. phew..being a back-packer has its own pros I guess.. the immense happiness on having explored a place on ur feet is a feeling one understands only if s/he goes through it and enjoys it more than anything!Am not a great writer and stuff, but let me nevetheless, tell u a thing or two about this trip of mine..
In the last 3 days, …