Friday, November 14, 2014

Long Standing Abstinence.

   Dropping into my blog after such a long time was like going back to a trip down memory lane. Its like going back to childhood and cherishing playing with buddies, having pepsi-cola for a mere 50 paise, those long discussions about TV serials that inspired us.
   As i scrolled down my blog, I realized a lot have changed over these years. Well I started blogging way back in 2006. Looking back to what i wrote then was really juvenile, distracted and boring. As times passed by, the content became more important and was highlighted well in them.
  Years have passed by since the last time i wrote, It wasn't and thought block. just that you tend to get so busy with your daily work and chores, that you forget what you really like and that which gives you joy. Life has changes, lot of new dimension dynamics in the house, different priorities, different statures, different goals and aims in life. We indulge so much into our daily life, we become vary of who we really are, what is that defines us, because coming to think of it, besides a few differences we are all alike. What makes us unique is how we let things around us define our life.
I've always wanted my interests and love define me and my life, but me too like all of us get caught in the vicious, ever spinning circle of success and failure. Success may be at the top but you eventually slip at times sinking down to failure. Lets no perpetuate this tug of war between success and failure into our inner self and lets make the circle into a straight line of happiness and well being.
  Over the years I've arrived to a conclusion that nothing is more important than health. Health issues in the family sucks the life out of you. You can run after success, accolades, stature, money in life, but nothing is worth it, if you don't have a good health. Life can change in a flash of a second. Human body is so diverse and strong, it keeps emphasizing its importance to us human beings, While we are busy running behind materialistic goals in life, a complex process of wearing and tearing keeps reminding us we can outlive our body. If we can lead our life unscathed, that would be a big achievement.
   Well so much of preaching after a long time, you might start wondering if i have been to some spiritual island or something. So much for the absence. Hope to be writing more frequently. 
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What is freedom?

An oppressed nation which got free from the british rule in 1947, still comes to terms with the fact of a free, sovereign, democratic country. But i just asked myself what is freedom actually? do we feel free as indians.
I realised freedom is so subjective like happiness. When we had the British rule in India, our lives revolved around getting a decent job under the ruling british government and get humiliated as slaves time an again. The timid ones were happy and contented with the freedom they had. While the rebellious lot started an uprising and got india the hard fought freedom. The whole nation rose with joy and bliss for the start of a new era under indian sovereign economy.
       65 Years later where do we stand. Everyone wants a freedom. As we are so busy with our own lives to earn the daily bread, we keep complaining about our horrible bosses, our corrupt political system, our loud landlord, our financial and emotional problems. The issues are plenty, the need for freedom is unending.  Day in and day out time flies, just makes me wonder what have i done which actually makes my country a better place than it was under a ruler. Though we've all served the society in some or other way, a teacher has imparted education to make us a more litterate nation, as a doctor ya it gives immense contentment in treating the poor n needy, an entrepreneur has bought business and economical gain to the nation. Sportsmen have put us on the map so that the world over we are recognized. But is it enough, our political system seems to be in the drain as usual, corruption has extrapolated massively, innocent tax payers' money has been misused. Atleast in last decade we have become an ignorant and complacent nation. No one wants to take a bold step unless and until its bothering you. No one wants to go into the well and clean it. Everyone is happy sucking water from the top, well that includes me too.
      The politicians run the country whichever way they want, and we are just puppets to it. The Anna Hazare campaign did raise some valid points, but their uprising just got diverted from the main issue, due to few irresponsible members. Anna hazare and his group have decided to run for elections, which is a great move, to fight the system by being in the system not from outside the system, in a democratic way. I am sure they can hire able members to form the party who have a decent level of education and have an understanding constitution and economy. We as indians need to come out of our routine, mundane lives to actually make a difference in whichever way we can.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Choosing Humanity or Diplomacy!!!

The current debate going on internationally against the srilankan government's atrocities against tamil civilians has sparked contrasting reviews in different lobbies.
It was a rather late response to UK based channel 4's documentary Srilanka's killing fields. The video was shown in the UN human rights commission (UNHRC), which shocked each and every person and the world, many of them in tears. The video illustrates a very disturbing account of the attacks of srilankan army on LTTE stronghold. They started the attack on the town named kilinochi and slowly wiping out most of the people in other northern and eastern parts of lanka. During the war, the video shows common civilians running for life, beaten up to death, shot at gunpoint and young women sexually abused and killed later. The video also shows men n women stripped and killed with a gun shot on the skull, much like the Taliban killings. As the nude bodies were piled up in a truck, the srilankan soldiers even passed some lewd comments on the dead bodies of young females.
To make it more painful, the army even did heavy shelling on the no fly zones, which were used as makeshift hospitals to treat the wounded. The hospitals, refugee camps, and food shelters everything was brought down with attacks. The channel gives an estimate of 40000 casualties and many wounded and disabled. Srilankan government as expected out rightly denied the allegations and said the videos were maligned. One of the srilankan channels also counterfeited the claims of the documentary. The most shocking part was that supposedly UN had full knowledge of things going on in srilanka but did nothing.
US then passed a resolution against the war crimes in UNHRC which was later passed by UN. Then the decision was taken to vote for the resolution. 24 Countries supported the resolution, 18 against and 8 absentees. There was a whole debate whether India should support or not, but they finally gave up to the pressure by Tamil nadu govt and voted against one of the most trusted allies of our country. Though India tried to lighten the stand with a request to bring an amendment to the resolution that the entire human rights enquiry is done with consultation of the government. Most neighbors including china, Pakistan supported Lankan stand. Srilankan president Rajapakshe quoted it was against the very international law, it is an attack on sovereignty. Though srilanka did agree to make some amendments abiding to Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation commission (LLRC). And said that they would do whatever is feasible.  So does this make us the odd one out amongst the SAARC countries, the debate continues?
Interesting thing is the resolution was passed by the very United States, who themselves were accused of war crimes on innocent people in Afghanistan and Iraq. Well the matter just died down. There were no UN resolutions to it as far as I know. So did we bow down to the west, supporting the very country that have accused us many times of human rights violations in Kashmir and Assam and need for international interference. Did US just made us look like puppets, the question remains?
Finally no one thought about the humanity in the whole raging issue of diplomacy we have all forgotten the common man, aam aadmi. What were the fault of those young kids who were killed in the attack, or the men and women. These people just worked hard to earn their daily bread. Immaterial of the fights between srilankan government and LTTE, they just carried on with their life to feed their family. Killing people is not new to LTTE either. Thousands of people have died in srilanka due to their suicide bombings and attacks on bureaucrats. Who died the innocent common man. LTTE killings cannot be pardoned; the most famous was the killing of our then prime minister the charismatic late Rajiv Gandhi. India might have done lot of progress with him at the helm. LTTE even trained small kids to operate guns, they trained their army, got their weaponry secretly from neighboring countries. They used to make innocent civilians as pawns, provoke them, and train them to carry out suicide bombings. Again the common people suffered because of these extremists. Fighting for a cause is just but resorting to terrorism is not. But again it’s easier to say it sitting here, but situations over the years have provoked terrorism.
In the aftermath of the war, it just makes you wonder, decades of rivalry, perseverance and fight for a separate state just got these people a lot. Was it worth? Was it worth to see your family die in front of you or the ladies brutally and sexually abused. Was it all worth for the common man? He still suffers and will do so in the future...

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Sunday, January 08, 2012

Facebook, Whats my Age !!!

Facebook profile pic depicts ur age.
When u r young, school going, ur profile pic includes all the superheroes, spiderman, superman; movie actors, shahrukh, salman, or some other guy u admire.
When u r nearing ur 8th or 10th  grade, ure photos mostly include group photos with ur group of chaddi buddy friends.
When u just enter college, the pics include, the nicely dressed up and new u, desperate enough to make impression among new gals in college, partying, with guitar.
This phase might be followed by pics intermittently with ur new found gfs, or u wasted with all the booze.
Then comes the phase when u start working, flaunting the money u make with visits to all expensive clubs and restaurants. And also to different country. And again intermittently ur wasted pics with booze.
Now when ure reaching a age of 25-29, ure again desperate, u again wanna impress all the female folks, so u put up all sexy pics, strutting ur stuff.
Now as ure getting a little old, u realize, ure getting ugly too, so u put up pics of ur childhood, to hear all ur female friends comment, "so cute", " so sweet"
Then out of no where, u actually find  a gal n get married, profile pic is with ur newly wedded wife, yes that includes pics taken everywhere u visit.
OK once u get married, then u have kids, now ur profile pic is with ur wife and kid, or only ur kid.
Then comes a phase when ure into a self made exile from facebook for many years, called "Facebook is for kids"
Then when u actually get old, u start putting all spiritual pics of gods and temples as ur profile pic.

Disclaimer: This is just a generalization of things i see on facebook written on a humorous note, not to hurt anyone's sentiments.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011

An Open Letter to a Mumbai Bai !!!

Yo people, whassup? Kay chaalla aahes
The Indian Bai, or specifically the mumbai bai are a group of sophisticated people, who have varied interests in different fields. This letter is dedicated to them.
Mumbai Bai, when u come late daily, use a better excuse than aaj bahut traffic tha or koi bimaar hai.
 When u come to my home when nobody is der atleast keep the volume down when u are playing dink chaak marathi songs.
When u don't come for one day, the whole day, the house is such a mess, well its a mess even when u come, though we don't see it.
When u come to make sabzi for home, what to say, where do u get that zehrila mirchi, fumes come out everytime from everywhere.
Its always fun, when u come home n say "aap ko pata hai aaj uppar waale ghar mein kya hua" its fun to hear thos lovely bits of gossips, just don't go to uppar waala ghar n say "aap ko pata hai aaj neeche waale ghar mein kya hua" . Gossips just get more fun when u have company at home to enjoy ur gossips..
And we all love ur expert comments on reality shows and Tv serials. God only knows what will we do without u. Its never fun to watch a TV serial without u around.
And when u give advise regarding what kinda job, and which place i have to work, feel like idolizing u :P
Yes i would have to check the company credentials, apply to the company, clear the interview, but who cares, u have given the approval, thats enough.
When u take care of kids, its just amazing how u r able to talk with ur companions continuously for 2 hours and still look after the child. kudos.
And for the ladies, if u need tips on fashion, who else could be a better mentor than your bai. U'l get all the help regarding clothes and jewelry. 
These days, we r even scared to fight with u, coz u get ur whole sena to argue against us. 'The Bai Union'

But there are some Bai-s who are really helpful, take care of household chores, give a motherly care to children, don't expect big favors in return. Bravo to all of them.
To the Rest, Don't forget to read my post.

Disclaimer: This post is just written in a humorous sense, not to malign anyone's image.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Weird thing about emergence!!

As an Anaesthesiologist, we need to give sedation and anaesthesia to patients for short or long surgeries and procedures. The Anaesthetic drugs have varied effect on patient's brains, and makes them have some weird dreams, hallucinations to almost nothing. During my practice, i ve come across some really funny statements by patients when coming out of anaesthesia.
Here are a few

"Am I Alive" 

"Dude, this stuff was great, never felt so high"

"Where is my bartender, i need more"

"You are great, you are like god to me"

"Am I home"

"Get me out of this Airplane"

"So how long the surgery is gonna take"

"Is it over already"

"You come to my home tonight, lets have some scotch"

"U din't give me enough drugs, i'l settle things when u come outside the hospital"

"Gosh , that was so long"  

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Look Refrained !!!

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Looking into the eyes, he sees fear
Embossed with moistness,
Surrounded by Iris,
Well of Sadness is all so clear.

Soaring through all the thin red veins
Emotions filled with fragrance are gently felt
Yet so disconnected and all so faint.
Anger, Frustration fill those void.
In those lonely by lanes,
Turning around the corner, boards with signs
Lead every time to that slovenly well.

The skin feels so cold,
Lines have never been so bold,
Destiny calling maybe
All that is said, All that is done
All that thinking, All that screaming,
Never weft across that frigid soul.
Where have u gone?
Searched for u all this time, through the gawky glasses.
Lost in the uncertain viscera,
Drenched and stained with profane liquids.

Felt through the crux of cardiac force.
The excruciating pain, undying abuse
Shaking the spirit, like a shadow less man.
Faking the victory, like a spine less man.
Time and Again he wondered why
Where is my Identity, Where is Me,
As he looked into the Luminous being
Mirror is what, he called that being.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Gadgetman, are you ???

According to Wikipedia, A gadget is a small technological object (such as a device or an appliance) that has a particular function, but is often thought of as a novelty. Gadgets are invariably considered to be more unusually or cleverly designed than normal technological objects at the time of their invention. Gadgets are sometimes also referred to as gizmos.
 Our whole surrounding is laden with gadgets, which have become a part of our essential reality. Right from our birth, from the doctor's ultrasound machine, to dad's newly bought toy, to advent of mobile phones and music players, the microwave, or the HD television set, the whole world is drenched with gadgets.
But there is a common misconception among people, that gadgets define you. Though we buy gadgets suiting our personality. It helps us do our office work at home, n the go, browse internet, travel across places using interactive maps, light ur cigarette, cool your mind with your favorite music. With the amount of applications in everyday gadgets, it make life simpler for people from all walks of life alike.

A device or gadget is mostly used these days as a status symbol, than a utility instrument. An actor or a CEO can't walk with a black and white display mobile, or a lower range laptop. It would be more embarrassing for the person. At the same time, If a new student in a college walks with an iphone, he is rich, cool, and the most happening guy in college.
 At the same time, changing the looks or modifying the old device, by squeaking minor changes, has a huge impact. Imagine your old car, with a new shiny coating and colour, your old phone with a new and trendy external body, or your laptop with a personalized body.
 I have a Windows mobile phone, which does give some sophistication to my personality, but does not define who I am. It helps me a lot to collect all the medical stuff in one place.
  I can display important power point presentation through my mobile. There are apps these days to directly transfer medical patient data to your PDA, though its present in only sophisticated equipment. I personalize it as much as possible, to my favorite ringtone and favorite team's wallpaper. I have a game joystick, coz i love games. And i have a wireless bluetooth headset for music.
  But in this era, we are too much dependent on gadgets, like if u have not worn your watch on a day to office,  you feel like having forgotten to wear a shirt, and if you have forgotten your mobile, its worse, feels like you have forgotten your underwear. The face to face interaction between us has reduced a lot because of gadgets. We spend way too many hours on the computer or mobile. Children prefer to play games on the computer, than to play outside sports. The sedentary lifestyle, the leaning chair hours, has reduced the health quotient.
  Dell has come with new range of Inspiron laptops, 14R and 15R, with 2nd  generation Intel core processors. Attractive feature is the personalized laptop lids, which you can change within seconds. Choose a colour that suits your personality. Whether or not, it will revitalize your personality, its for you to decide.
   This post is an entry for the contest Change is Easy at IndiBlogger. You may visit the Dell Inspiron page here. If you have liked whatever ive written, please promote it here.
Here is a just a funny cartoon to keep u smiling!!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Colors of my life !!!

 Life is all about colors. We can so relate to everyday moods and happenings around you with the colors.
At times when there is poignant sadness, life is all black and dry.
When its filled with joy, its all fresh and yellow.
When you step up to make a new beginning, its blue and beautiful,
When you are happy and content about all your achievements in life, its a white and wonderful.
And When you seek to the almighty for help and happiness, he makes his presence felt like a rainbow.

Here is an old pic of my mom n dad's marriage.

I wonder, how it will look when filled with colors. The beautiful garlands, the colorful sarees, the showering flowers as blessings from people, the color of the ornaments, the color of camera flashes, the colorful people. My Mom n Dad have been my inspiration my entire life. Whenever im faced with problems in life, i look up to them, one smile on their face is enough inspiration for me.
Every joy, every sadness, they've been behind me to support me, physically and mentally.
And the fact is this picture is still beautiful without colors, because they are the color of my life !!!!

Adding a bit of color to your life is always beautiful. Here is how you can do that.
This post is written as part of a contest on INDIBLOGGER ,

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Top 15 mindfucking movies!! MUST WATCH!!

The movies listed below is compiled list of  Top 15 mindfucking movies, u surely must give it a watch. They are arranged randomly.

1. Jacob's Ladder (1990)
   IMDB rating 7.5/10, listed here
   A story of a war veteran, and his life post war changes when strange creatures come to attack him.

2. Vanilla Sky (2001)
  IMDB rating 6.9/10 , listed here
 A story of a publisher played by tom cruise, whose life changes after a major accident with his lover.

3. The Jacket (2005)
   IMDB rating of 7.0/10. listed here
   This is also a story of a war veteran, whos been wrongly misdiagnosed to have a mental disorder and sent to a mental institution, where he finds out to be a victim of brain experiments by doctors.

4. Inception (2010) 
    IMDB rating 8.9/10, listed here
    A masterpiece of christopher nolan. Leonardo Dicaprio plays the lead role, where he plays as a thief who invades the dream of an another person, simulating the worlds in dream to complete a complex robbery.
A truly mind boggling thriller.

5. Shutter Island (2010) 
    IMDB rating 8.0/10, listed here
    Its set in 1954, U.S marshall teddy daniels played by Leonardo di Caprio, investigates the escape of murderers from a facility for insane. The story unwinds with the events occurring in the facility and how they are related to his life.


6. Memento (2000)
    IMDB rating 8.7/10, listed here
    Story of a man with a short term memory loss, who uses photos to identify people around him.

7. Donnie Darko (2001) 
    IMDB rating 8.2/10 , listed here
    Story of a teenager, who gets these visions of a large imaginary bunny, which makes him commit a series of crimes, after an accident. wonderful acting by Jake Gyllenhal.

8.  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
     IMDB rating 8.5/10, listed here
     A couple erase each other from their memories by undergoing some complex procedure after a trouled relationship. Finally they find out how their lives become complicated

9. Dark City (1998)
    IMDB rating 7.8/10, listed here
    A man is unable to gather memories of his past life and also his wife. Set in a world of darkness, which is run by this telekinetic beings, who seek soul of humans.

10. Primer (2004)
      IMDB rating 6.9/10, listed here
      Four friends, aiming to be entrepreneurs, struggle with their new invention. But the story unfolds in a different way, when they accidentally build something similar to a time machine. Built on a low budget, perhaps might seem like a slow drama. But you need close attention to understand the movie. If you think you understood the movie after seeing once, you must be lying.

11. Mulholland Dr. (2001)
      IMDB rating 8.0/10, listed here
      After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. One of the most hottest lesbian scenes.


12. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
      IMDB rating 8.1/10, listed here
      In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

13. Videodrome (1983)
      IMDB rating 7.3/10, listed here
      A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.

14. Fight Club (1999)
      IMDB rating 8.8/10, listed here 
      A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

15. The Game (1997)
      IMDB rating 7.7/10, listed here
      Wealthy financier Nicholas Van Orton gets a strange birthday present from wayward brother Conrad: a live-action game that involves his own life. After being enrolled in The Game, orton played by Michael Douglas spends the rest of the movie trying to figure out if the people trying to kill him are just pretending to do so to give him a thrill, or if something has gone wrong and they actually want him dead.

There are many other movies which makes u scratch ur cranium, but these movies stand out. Enjoy.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

The Youth of India !!

Just watched the movie 'Shaitan'  by Bejoy Nambiar.  As much as the direction, story line and acting pleases the audience, the same dint stop me realize the antics of today's youth. Well the movie was really well made, its shown the reality that happens in the posh streets and colleges of mumbai, delhi and even bangalore. The movie portrayed the gory sight of youngsters, indulging with drugs and alcohol, leading to misguided perceptions and in the end terminating with untoward accidents.
  But where are we heading, the alcohol, the cigarretes, drugs, etc. are just misguiding the youth these days. Just few days back i was just walking past a famous mumbai college, i wouldn't name the college. As i walked past the college gate, past the narrow roads, that were adjacent to the college, saw some girls in the age group of 15-17 years, smoking cigarettes. Well obviously its none of my business, that the girls are smoking, but 90% of the youth take up to smoking, drinking and drugs, just to mingle in the crowd, just to show that they are cool, social and ready to take challenges. Research shows 80-85% of addictions start at 15-18 years of age. If parents act right at this age, to curb these tendencies, they can actually protect their children from long term addiction. Problem is we don't realize it at that age, but when we grow older, we start seeing the effects of it.
  Parents are also at fault for the behavior of their children. In the name of love and care, parents spoil the children with accepting all the child's wishes even though things are not rational. Spending hours together on computer, mobile, social networking and spending less time with parents, this is what happening at every home nowadays. The term Rich spoilt kids is not uncommon these days.
  We keep saying the future of the country is with the youth of india, well but its actually in the hands of individuals, who have matured out of their youth and ready to lead a responsible life and the country.

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