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Afraid? Try faith!

First came friendship, life found a way to keep itself by having a friend always around in need, in face of danger, to ward of a threat, as a means of rescue or to better affect preemption.

Then came the clan-ism, a higher order social construct with rigid rules enforcing efficiency and planning.

Present day society lies somewhere in between, where the clan-ism has faded into a backdrop that’s diluted to what stands as ‘governing body’ in civilizations. And the rules are malleable and fluid, perhaps to allow expansion than survival as if the former has been guaranteed.

Except, its not the individual’s but rather the society’s that’s granted. Yes, society does perceive individualism as it’s greatest threat. And hence an individual is granted everything the society offers, as long has he remains a part of and progresses it’s ideals, and nothing when he goes against its norm’s.

Individualism occurs in society for 2 reasons as best as I can comprehend. Individual’s vested interest. Another, is evolution.

Evolution is the tendency of anything living, organism or an idea that is society. But why this resistance to anything that’s good. Well, it’s evolution again at play. Evolution occurred by survival of the fittest. Hence, domination of the fittest change needs to be resisted, that’s the objective.

To pass on a good and that advocation is individuality. To be dominated and extinguished by a germ that is a better change is society’s fear. That’s everyone’s fear.

Religion, was it one of society’s response to preserve itself. Make it immune to individualism by granting it hypothetically for it’s subjugation in the present. Or to make established norms more difficult to be unseated, hence demand better individualism, or continuation of the best yet. Those are 2 deliberate line of thought surrounding religion, but one thing religion itself did not expect to come along, evolution.

Currently it’s the later line of thought that’s evanescent in its proceedings. Demand better individuals. Allow for personal growth. Encourage change but with test. Rather suppression of development.

Enter Faith.


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Everyone’s afraid

Fear, one of the primal perceptions granted by nature. Is it a bane or really a boon, or does it really matter in being a human.

Place a finger on an ant line and they scatter to avoid the imminent threat of being crushed or eaten by the bigger ones. Switch on the lights and you see roaches run for cover even in the most seemingly sane environment. Felines do a back flip at your sudden gestures. Given the ultimate goal of a creature is survival and sustenance, fear be interpreted as part of perception to an immideate threat, one so powerfull as to cause a sentient response to up the odds to survival. And sentient as I see fit is any creature with a behavioral pattern to respond logically to a set of stimuli and with the ability to better the response with experience, as being the definition.

So is it suffice to say if there is an elephant on my road to work, we humans will scatter, scam, find a cave to hide away in. This brings me to ask, are there different responses to fear? Even among the same of the species, and even perhaps the same individual , i.e. not being a better response on the lines of sentence, but more in being completely unrelated by experience. Is fear perceived differently by different creatures, is this also situational?

At this juncture let me add a bit to my definition of sentence, ie to be able to perceive the inputs better or differently with experience.

Ant lines will now go around your finger, since you haven’t killed or eaten away many, and the neighbours cat may get bored of sporting the back flip for you eventually.

But elephants do attack sometimes. Enter preemption.

The big ones feel fear too, this not being so obvious, but preemption is a natural response to fear. One that allows you to eliminate the threat than escape it.

But they don’t always, and tigers may not always stalk and hunt you.

Most wildlife will tend to ignore or better avoid you, this from the numerous Nat Geo docs I’ve passed time with. But there is no identifiable patterned pathway to when they attack or behave differently. The best I’ve seen Nat Geo / others narrates is ‘this time he wasn’t so lucky.’

Thread perception hence fear and response is complicated. With primates, its understandable that we may never come to understand the dynamics of perception and response to fear.

Evolution hence gave us numerous weapons: scales, claws, clans.

Then came the threat from ourselves …..


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Empowerment is about balance that’s timed right

Just yesterday, returned home and reluctantly was going about the mails, sorting through mostly yet again, credit card and personal loan offers to get to some proposal mails that I should have got a couple of days back.

Boring stuff mostly, but just then I got hit by a unexpected forward of a mail from a friend. She was bitter about or at least supportive of the embitterment one would surround the way the movie ‘Cocktail’ turned out to be in its portrayal of ‘women being subdue by society and sacrificing greatness inorder to be accepted.

I was a nice read indeed …. but then got me thinking about what would I do, had I been the protagonist in the movie. Who would I choose, had I a choice, given I’d be there myself pretty soon.

Sure, a woman can do all that great deeds rather than make hot phulkas, but it’s exaggerating and undermining her traditional role in some aspects for whatever reason. However, lets see a logical discourse to it.

Rather than being a COO at some million dollar company(MDC), or making hot phulkas, I would like to see a woman spend more time bringing up and caring for her children. Forget the husband and the inlaws. It’s for a reason that mom’s care is the best.Reason why in America, we had the highest incidences of junk food related child disorders like obesity, diabetes and cancers; yes by denying hot phulkas and outsourcing to pizza’s and pepsi’s. Indian children are still the healthiest even among-stthe underprivileged. Dad’s role needed, yep, but it comes in a lot later, and I’m not trying to hush that up.

A man and a woman play a complementary role in life, NOT supplementary, nature intended it that way. Current speak goes against the very fabric of nature, motivations are … sad. Take any proper man / woman and he/she’ll say ‘supportive’ rather than ‘competitive’. Women apart from faring as COOs or Hot phulka makers whichever they choose to be, are really good at organizing homes, multitasking activities, things that can keep disarray from HOME, while men would be the foot soldier who protect, guard and gather. These roles by science of are not swappable.

Tradition doesn’t say that a woman cannot be a CEO / Scientist if she can, but both, men and women have social responsibilities. And recent trend in woman empowerment, not always, but does tend to undo this sense of responsibility among women. That the greatest concern for modern guys to choose a traditional girl over the former. It’s not to enslave or undermine, just a bigger ideal at play.

Agreed that a woman should not be forced, should not be denied and be conquered, but rather be won over as an equal, but at the same time not forget the responsibilities of being a woman.

And when you say that a working woman can do great deeds towards her family, it the supportive and not the competitive aspect of her that one encourages. And then again if its for the nation, what difference does it make if the contribution came from a man or a woman, either ways, there are directly evident contributions and the subtle ones, but none the less.

Lastly, a woman does need to take care of herself well, In most cases i’m sure the woman will choose family over all others. And it is not easy. Yet to hold on to being competitive on the career front is just not as healthy. In the end sacrifice is a way, and Men do appreciate that and are ever grateful mostly. Women are articulate and cannot endure modern corrosion as a guy, that not being a bad thing and I’m not trying to down play her truer abilities.  It’s not said in vain that the health of a family depends on the health of the women in it.

So judging by all the above, I give the movie does lend some credence to the modern man.What say?

Ironic yet assuring, that the plot was situated in London. The west tried all this modernization of woman a 100 yrs back, now they are limping back to the traditional way even more. Among Indian women we now find the most morbid aspirations for pseudo modernism.

PS: It’s neither being a COO or a Hot phulka maker that’s bad. Whilst striking a balance is what is important. I’ll remember that for sure, rest is luck.


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We will be assimilated , resistance is futile …

First the mobiles, then came the chat. Social networking, Tele-presence and all are just a passing phase in our evolution.

Mostly it’d sit down for ‘our technological evolution’ as being the satisfying term, but.Well, machines are just an extension of the human self, holds an old adage of the grandmasters’ era, which still in certain light is true and hard to ignore. So we evolve as they do sound a fuzzy by not an improbable line of though.

Biological evolution, extends us with better implements, but same does our technology. And now the evolution is in being connected , that’s had the lift-off (since we couldn’t wait for another millennium  to grow telepathy).  

Seeing current trends, being connected is above all. Soon, it may so be,  that we move way beyond Facebook and Tele-presense, and be connected on a grander scale, thoughts, voices shared from cerebral cortex to another, through cortical hubs and reality augmenters,  assisted with stitching up an augmented reality from  fragments of a collective of imaginations.

Seems a bit too odd for time doesn’t it, seems a bit like the Borg perhaps, if at all the guys are really out there.

Who knows, in time, we may just be them.


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And yay yet another new year

Though time according to laws yet know, only goes forward, whats different in the way this new years’ to be treated , apart from the numbers changing, than the last one or the one before that. A whole lot of hullabaloo, some merry making, a bit of emotional willful introspection and some forced diligences.

Now wait this is becoming a serious pain in the neck, why the heck should one care about the earth completing one revolution around the sun and delve into its virtuous ramification and bleep around.

Yet is always stand out, whether you want it or not, and ask to be attended to.

For all the good will, plans forward, new inceptions and excursions what better date to incur them than any other day before or after?

As always, some things will always elude an explanation, perhaps human nature, perhaps an ancient primitive desperation and fear  seeking to resurface, or just plain ol blooper monging and seeming stupidity of the wider standing human subjects.

Then again to myself – why care ….. as i said before, some things always elude an explanation.


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5th year Triad run down

Just about to call it a day, but, came to think about a few days back. Came a time, like was a long time ago, perhaps a very long time ago.

The infamous Boka gave me a call last Tuesday, saying he’d just landed in b’lore by the Monday train to attend to some unfinished business. So decided to skip office just to lend him a hand and of course !!!yea, hang out, we three have a kind of hanging around going on since some time back, and of course we even sucked, worth being in the history of sucking. That apart it was all business too in the end,and we always made progress, by any means, no bonds or contracts, but just word of mouth based on trust, honor and respect.
Any ways, the third guy(wondering who ??) is just awesome, perhaps another internet, for this ones low on band width for a brief mention.
The pickup was arranged in a crowded locality for obvious reasons, i had to ditch my vehicle and make it into the temporarily acquired automobile, in a flash, and we were off to the target. It was a long drive, but utmost care was taken to see things went smoothly, while in the back seat, we discussed, plans and no sooner was the target acquired, dealt a stealthy deposit and made way with the merchandise. After this it was all about getting out alive, thats when we picked up the third guy, and for obvious reasons I cant name him.
He had quite a knack for getting things organised, and we had to lay off th roads for a few hours, till things cooled off, the safe house was securely located and it was a comfort in itself to have spent a few hours there.
We parted again, that evening, again promising to make a run down, on the 5th year.


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For a dime, and a day

Have well past those days when’st I did something just for the heck of it, because it can be done, for the fun in it. Because, I found it beautiful and it satisfied me, and me alone. When I used to be proud of my trysts, and accomplishments. Something to be improved, another transformation, a vibrant view of my air-castle, not because it could fetch a dime, but because its was in its nature, the nature of all things.

All that replaced now for the sake of a dime. Be a shady push up, be a willful idiot with a JOB. Whats in a dime I ask, be it thus revered as to make’th ass sales of thyself ; at times to kiss’th the rear’st of rear ends, no more accomplishments, only achievements in numbers.
All for the dime I’d say, gleeful and gay, for that day ….. all for that day …..
Sacrificing all thats really important.
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