Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The road was steep and curvy, you can see a few hundred feets valley from its corner, and I was trying to adjudge my level of valor by standing at its corner and staring at that gasping depth. I was new at place and busy exploring it to its fullest as I was walking across the road suddenly someone appeared on the way, she was a girl with heap of grass on her head which she has brought from the forest to feed the cattle, rearing cattle is still the main occupation here as every second person was busy pruning leaves or cutting grass from the precipitous rocks over the mountains, some were taking there cattle back to their sheds after a day full of grazing, everything was rustic to its core, I was in love with everything here except the level of hygiene, which I guess is somewhat difficult to maintain with farming cattle rearing and when all the day of yours pass enmeshed in mud and animals waste. Though whatever the reason may be it was hard for me to get comfortable with it, which was a part of life here.
In few days from now it would be a year since I first arrived here full of bewilderment and obviously some fear of unknown with gently passed with every single day I spent here, to make it a much sought after place of mine. Though it may not sound very interesting but it was a dream of mine to always be at such place which would be surrounded by lofty mountains from all sides where a cool breeze flows day and night, people are so naïve and simple, when one gets fed up of the lives of towns and cities where living becomes like a job and routine, there is nothing which can take you into your moments of ecstasy and amusement, and the things become even more enchanting when you are here for a job which you like the most which gives you the maximum space to express the real you. It can be said a perfect place for regaining your physical and mental powers which become depleted in mundane life of cities.
This places provides a space forholistic purview of life in your conscious, it brings you closer to yourself, it abridges the distance which was widening in neglect of some most important aspects of yours i.e. your emotional and spiritual well being. Away from world where every one is busy in a rat race to garner more power, resources and fame, using the world satisfaction may sound blasphemous in the today’s world of cut throat competition as accordingto modern view of human efficiency, the competitions refines human skills and improves his efficiency, but without limits it just limits man to his hackneyed portrayal as a part of society, by his assets and bank balance by his achievements where he has succeeded to score over others, that is all what make today’s man special, an achiever, someone who is looked in society as a paradigm of accomplishment. There may be arguments and counterarguments their may be ideas which may be antithetical to this very idea, but I guess this is the only thought which gives space to everyone in this universe to create a special place for himself, where life is put above the material, where love is put above the relations of suitability which are becoming frail and self centered with passing time, the race for big GDP’S, big stock market indexes, for bigger exports and imports on the pretext of making human life better surely needs a review, that’s how I see life which doesn’t differentiate, with its arms wide open to give everyone the immense love and affection beyond the measure of qualities or limitations which it has imparted to various the life forms, where life sings a symphony of mutual coexistence under the sky of ubiquitous love and affection.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
If we gaze around us today, what we will find is totally opposite of what we were expecting from present time 4 or 5 years back. If we see these issues from shallowness there would be many reasons which can be annexed to the present fiasco, but a little deeper look into the issue will reveal the much needed reason for what is happening to
today. All our leaders today are drowned in the pool of corruption with no sense in the arguments they make to either defend them or the govt of the day,the much vocal denial mode of PMO, and all ministers smacks of arrogance and scruplelessness which has been till now concealed beneath the smugness of power and impunity, now they have rather become offensive with grotesque allegations on all those who are questioning their integrity even with valid proofs, not only this today Finance minister denied the standard and poor rating, though I am not a supporter of such rating as benchmark for measuring economic conditions as do the sensitive index of BSE or NSE, the sensitivity of whom has stopped creating the furor over the immediate economic health of nation but the habbit in question is of denial. India
It seems as those who were accountable to take the nation out of such circumstances are rather facilitating the proliferation same for the reason best known to them, the HRD minister is under the spell of his own unmanageable whims, he is in such an intense experimental mode that his playfulness has become a horror show for all those who are concerned with our education, no doubt I was an admirer of some of the bold steps he initially took which were pending for long time under the previous octogenarian minister. Though the fear I experience flows through the sensibility of all those who care for the numbered institutions of excellence which have made this nation intellectually rich and internationally proud, it is not that they don’t need improvement but throwing them to a ditch will surely hurt any sensible person in this nation
Ergo all these problems are symptoms of a more chronic disease which we as a nation have not faced in such proportions, that is we are leaderless today, we have ministers, we have a misfit prime minister, we have a govt with not so comfortable majority, but quite manageable and much better than UPA1,but no leader, i wonder i envisaged Mr Manmohan Singh as a worth leader when he stood for indo-US nuclear deal, but things have changed today the same me questions this man and his conscience and scruple, despite of his unquestionable image as the harbinger of economic reforms which he catapulted to take nation out of much severe economic crisis than we are in today, I guess the history is repeating itself but from an opposite side, now the same man seems to be the one drowning us into an economic quagmire for the reasons best known to him or to the fellows who control him, he don’t looks like a free man, he may pretend so by his body language, but it is not hard to catch him. Whole media is apprehensive about him; he is loosing his hard earned reputation from a man known for his ardor and impeccable intellect who had a spotless career as a distinguished academician, a much sought economist, a man whom every young Indian once looked upon for inspiration. Where is that man, lost, slept or imprisoned……………….only time will tell but nation needs a quick answer to it.
Monday, June 11, 2012
It was a small village, on the heights of shivalik, just a view of it fills you with unparalleled bliss and freshness, the lush green vales, fresh water brooks flowing through its heartland like pattern of fabric, the gushes of fresh wind from all sides fill you with ecstasy.The mornings were cool and soothing, inviting every bit of you to submerge yourself into that great festivity of dew drops and chirping birds, of a mist which prevail all the existence at that time. It was like a song sung by the whole existence on the symphony of an invisible force, which was dancing in everything over the place.
While indulged in this grand celebration which was happening around me all the times, I thought of so many things at the same moment, my inquisitiveness has took me to the unanswered question of the life, who am I? I knew it can’t be answered by anyone neither can it be framed in words. It was as sages and explorers who have been in search of this most fundamental question of human existence hinted the seekers from time to time, because they cant give anything more than that, they briefed what they have experience out of affection.
Though I am lonely but something accompanies me all the times, which can’t be expressed into words, which can neither be tamed, which elopes in a moment, but which is a serenity which encompasses all the universe into its aura, which questions your answers in a language which is not of humans, which is the language of silence, a silence which doesn’t pretend doesn’t digress but speak unequivocally, but to hear it you need a quality which has to be explored from inside you, which is pristine, unconditional acceptance of everything that you see and experience, burning all your prejudices and past knowledge.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Anna Hazare and Ramdev both have seen respective precipitous rise and fall of their movements, Ramdev due to his mistimed and fear mongered elopement from the ram Lila ground and Anna because of an premature impetuous which they tried to put an additional pressure on government before passing of lokpal, under apprehension of an lame bill being passed by the parliament on the pretext of fulfilling the popular demand. As far as the duo movements are concerned, both have different demands and agendas, Ramdev focuses on bringing back black money which according to him is around 400 lakh crores, team Anna on their side demand a strong anti corruption law in form of an independent ombudsman free of all form of executive interference.
Both the people are moving forward with good intention with Ramdev having rightist agenda to claim the lost superiority of India, while Anna is a team of some independent NGO’S who have come together to fight against the unchecked corruption becoming more and more prevalent at the higher echelons of power.