Sunday, August 30, 2009

Como I encontrou Seu Mãe

I have been thinking of writing something for a long time now. But have no idea what I am going to write about. Or if I do have something to write about.
Let’s see what all normal crap do I usually write about?

1) Movies

2) Computers

3) My Company

4) My College Life

5) About some weird theories I have

6) Some more crap about some more weird theories that I have

7) About a trip I took (combined with some more crap theories)

So over all if we generalize I write about a lot of crap theories. Which I don’t expect anyone to read at all. But if Google Analytics is to be believed people from all over the world come to read.

(That’s right I know you are reading this.. I know which operating system you are using, which browser, which country you are in, who is your internet provider, how long did you spend reading on each page and a whole lot of other crap about you. So much for privacy)

Oh and a special thanks goes out to those regular readers from Brazil and Japan Obrigado and Arigatou gozaimasu.
I don’t know who you guys (I hope gals) are. But this ones for you.

I have been watching a Sitcom lately called ‘How I met you Mother’. Its about a guy called Ted who in the year 2030 is telling his kids the story about ………… what else.. get a hint!!!!
It has a bunch of guys/gals living in New York and are friends. (Great Original Idea right??)
So any ways.. If I want to categorize the characters in the series .I would have to say:

1) The lame hero looking for his dream girl (Ted)

2) The single hot chick, who the hero likes but she is not into relationships (Robin)

3) A lovey dovey couple who have been together for the past 9 years (Marshal and Lily)

4) And the DUDE (Barney)… who is a womanizer and trying to change the afore mentioned hero in point (1)

Now you might say - “So where’s the original Idea in that? Another Sitcom milking the human emotions” and I would have to agree 100% percent with you. There’s nothing original in the story line, the punch lines are predictable. The sets of the scenes are old and lame.
But I don’t know …… somewhere these bunch of Cliché misfits hit a chord with me.

1) I know I have a lot of Ted in me, As the readers might have noticed (if they had been careful in reading my past posts) that I have been in … lets say for arguments sake in ‘N’ number of serious relationships (where N is a natural number). Some of those N number of relationships. Lets for arguments sake say number ‘M’ have ended badly. By either me hurting the other involved party or me being getting hurt.
So by simple mathematics we conclude that (N-M) relationships ended on a positive note.
Now lets for arguments sake say that ‘L’ (time) is the total duration of my life after I turned 13. And ‘R’ is the average time that I am in a relationship. So again by simple mathematics we conclude that (N*R) is the amount of time in my life that I have been in a relationship.

Now I can safely say that I have been much happier in the (N*R) then I have been in my (L-(N*R)).

Point in all that above mathematical Crap: I am somewhat like Ted.

2) During the above mentioned time (N*R) I have been more or less like the couple mentioned in point (3) of the List of characters. (And I am not gonna disclose any more details on that)

3) Now that’s brings us to the last character who I sometime wish I could be like. Point no- (4).
In the time (L-(N*R)) I have wished that I could be more like Barney Stinson. Creator of the Bro code. The one guy who has been Ted’s wingman and always tries to get Ted out of the (N*R) time and into the (L-(N*R)).

Does all this rambling have a point is case. Errr… No I don’t think so.
To all the Ted’s of the world. Good Luck Dude.
To all the Marshal and Lily’s .. Grow up kids… Life’s not that easy.
To all the Barney’s …. WHAT UP BRO !!

And to my millions and millions of fans in Brazil and Japan Tchau and Konnicihwa

Saturday, June 27, 2009

People come into your life for ....

Disclaimer: This is not my writing, One of my friends had mailed this to me. I am posting this here, since it touched me deeply.

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then,something happens, the relationship comes to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes you are forced to make some hard decisions. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.!

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Downward Trend Continues...

Its been one of those weeks. Where nothing seems to go right in your life. Be it work. Your personal life. Your health. The World's Financial Situation. Everything just goes one way. DOWN.

No matter how hard you try, No matter what you do, Things just go the opposite way.
It seems that fate/destiny
(which I dont believe in) is on a mission to screw you.

Why do I say this. The week started off with a continuation from the left over stresses of last week. I was emotionally bugged and fed up with my life. So as always I was day dreaming. And this time, dreaming while riding. And the next thing I know, I hear a big crash and am flying above the road like a superman and landed around 10 feet away from where I started flying.
Both my palms GONE. Both my knees GONE. One elbow GONE. One foot GONE.

I dont wanna bore you anymore with my bodily ailments. So to summarize. I am hobbling on one leg and typing with one hand :)

Looking forward to some crappy times ahead...


Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Dev D Syndrome


I normally don't watch Hindi movies. Its just once in a while that a movie comes along which impresses me to watch it over and over again.

After getting my new connection I decided to download the hip-new age version of our very own (very old) DevDas in its modern, anglicized version and now being called DevD. I was sure that I would not be disappointed with this, after all this was a Abhay Deol movie, who is the contemporary Shahrukh Khan, Ambitabh Bachhan of the Weird newage Multiplex cinema.

Now i will try and not make this into a review of the movie. What I want to talk about is, why does the youth liked DevD and not Devdas.

Almost everyone knows of this story in India, some due to the original book Mr. Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay. Some due to the 1955 film by Mr. Bimal Roy, or if you are someone from the 80's 90's due to the Aishwarya and Madhuri tandem dance in the new Devdas of year 2002 by Mr. Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Depending upon your year of birth you would know the story. And if you dont. Below is a brief synopsis:

The story of the unlucky Bengali lad who falls for the girl next door, is not able to get her to marry her , so ends up drinking like a fish and killing himself. While meeting some more colorful characters like a courtesan (prostitute being a taboo word) and another drunkard like him.

If you are someone like me (not a Shahrukh, Aishwarya, Madhuri fan) I think you would also not like the new Devdas of 2002.

After all the dude looses the chick who has been in love with him since they wore diapers. He has no dearth of money, good education (London Baby!!) and everything else going for him. But still he manages to loose the chick , the love of his life.
Ok... I agree breakups are hard. Specially the long term relationships. I have been there as well.
I can also understand Mr Devdas's boozing. Comeon, if a guy wants to get wasted he should not have to have search for any excuses. A breakup is as good as one.
He goes poking into shady corners of the town. (Ahhemm...Ahhemm... To each his own). And finds ChickNo-2. So far so good. But in the end he ends up dying. And that too in the front steps of the Chick No -1.
Not done dude.

I know the book was written in a different age and was a rage then. The plight of the dude, the love for the chick. Blah Blah.

I think thats where Mr DevD hits a chord with us, where Mr Devdas failed to.
Mr DevD also boozes, does drugs,
gets high, gets wasted, gets laid (for money). But in the end does not kill himself. Instead he gets his ChickNo -2 and is supposedly lives happily ever after.

Now thats a much better ending then the original story was.

He finds happiness for himself from what he has. He recovers, he does not curl up and die. He rides off into the sunset with his damsel.

Everyone wishes for happy endings to their life. And I for one was very happy for Mr DevD. Kudos....


Why should Life Move on ?

Just like I have, I am sure you would have also heard this phrase at least once in your life. When things go wrong. When life screws you. When you are unhappy. When you loose something most precious to you. Everyone has this age old adage to add. “Don’t worry Life Moves on”.

Everyone expects you to forget things, forget your wishes, forget your fantasies, your goals, and your aim. They expect you to stop dreaming and get down to reality. Face the hard facts that you have lost. You couldn’t achieve what you had set out for. That you are a loser. That
FATE dealt you a bad hand. That it was written in your destiny. It was not meant to be. They expect you to deal with it and move on.

I disagree with such people. Why
SHOULD life move on? Why should people be content with what they have? Why not strive endlessly for something they could not achieve at the present moment. Of course I agree that it would lead them to pain and misery for a short time during the pursuit. But when the goal is achieved, the satisfaction, the happiness the contentment achieved can wash away any hardships, any pain, any sorrow, any wounds inflicted upon the way.

But sometimes, this does not hold true. Sometimes no matter how hard you try, you can’t get back what you have lost in your life. Sometimes you wish you were GOD to turn back the clock, set the wrongs and right, undo things and get back what you have lost. But that’s not possible. You are not God and you have not created a time machine either I suppose.
So my dear friend at these times what would you do? Do you
DEAL WITH IT, forget about it. Let it go. Or in other words, MOVE ON IN LIFE?

I leave that for you to decide. I am not a preacher. I am not some guru to show you the divine light and set the wrongs right.

I am just a human being who knows in his heart, what he would do. When the next time someone says
“Move on in Life”.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Pursuit of Happyness :)

It’s been quite a long time since I wrote something. It’s 0000 Hours on Easter Sunday and I can’t sleep. I don’t think this post would be quite so long as my past ones, as I don’t have anything to write about. But still here goes nothing.

Humans have always learned from their mistakes, their past experiences, they have learnt by observing things, by studying various situations and predicting as to what might be the outcome in most of the cases. They have put these learning to good use and also taught the same to coming future generations by recording these findings and preserving them by writing them down or by word of mouth.

Isn’t that how the humans have advanced over the generations? By learning from their forefathers, by religiously following the written word, and if need be, improving on it.

But still there are times when this is not true. When we tend to neglect what is plain in sight to behold and wish for the unreachable/unfathomable/improbable to occur.

When we defy our own logic and commit mistakes which we know would lead us to further misery and trouble.

It’s probably the tendency of the human mind which always wishes for something that it knows it can’t get. It’s been the same since time unmemorable starting with the legend of the first human beings, Adam and Eve and the forbidden fruit. Probably they are to blame for the state the human race is in today.

Never satisfied with that they have and always in Pursuit of Happiness, where happiness doesn’t only suffice to get the bare necessities. Where the human being is always in a constant rush to get more and more.

Now do I have any advice for the world which might just enlighten them enough to save mankind? Err.. sorry to say but not at all. I am also one of the endless minions running the rat race to a end which does not seem to be in sight.

My only advice would be as Mr Bobby McFerrin said:

Here is a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don't worry be happy
In every life we have some trouble
When you worry you make it double

Don't worry, be happy......