Sunday, June 17, 2012

One name, two worlds

Enga kittayum oru NATASHA irukkanga!!

Fuck the Romans

Here's a list of all statements great people say. This is not a self-improvement session.This is a collection of all the advice-lines I hate. Why? Lemme tell you why...


Remember that guy [every guy] asking you to "think out of the box"? What does he mean by that exactly? Huh??
Who told you to get into the box?? And if you don't know it already, why did someone create the box in the first place? Stop listening to these people. The box is there for a reason! And while you're at it, why not think ABOUT the box? You'll be surprised to see how the box influences people.
Everyone has a box. Mainly It's just a shoe box. There are interesting things in it. Personal things like snapshots, letters, little trinkets from Christmas. Envelopes, photo, calling cards, notes. Sort of an unconscious collection, a display. Each thing tells something very intimate about the people. Its like a diary.... But actually they want someone to see it.
-Following [1998]


Don't deny it! You've heard it a million times. 'Son! wake up early in the morning', 'Wake up with the sun', 'Early to bed early to rise'. I'm particularly puzzled by this lie that goes- Early bird catches the worm. I still don't get it. Do the birds that wake up late in the afternoon die of starvation? You'll never know. But what's funny is the worm's standpoint.

Early bird catches the worm! But look at what the worm got for waking up so early!!
-Lulu [date forgotten]


This one is highly famous. "The future is now!" I think it's the tagline of some company. What they fail to see is that, now is NOT the future... Not in the future too! The person who came up with the line is actually exhibiting his disability to understand English Grammar. [Now= present; Then=Future] In other words he never passed English-II paper in any of his classes.


Might makes Right! This is true to some extent, but I hate this line for it being too simplistic that it looks like a spelling error. I mean, if the person in the above paragraph failed in English-II, the inventor of this line probably failed in English-I.


All I can hear today is this- 'Connect with people!', 'You need a lot of contacts', 'Connect with people to get things done!' I'd say connect with people only if you want STDs. Or you can also try another type of 'Connecting with people'.


The line you're gonna see now is quite personal and it comes out only if you get into an emotional fight. 'Be yourself!' A confusing one indeed. Why does a person need to change oneself? And if the second person realises that you have changed, wouldn't he have changed too? [At least that's what chaos theory says]. Understand that you are yourself, and you do the things you do, all for a reason [however unreasonable it may be]. More importantly you need to be the person shown below to truly 'change' yourself.


'Ask and you shall receive' is possibly the most powerful lie in the world. While this may hold true for traffic policemen asking for money, the rest of the world seems to be in total disagreement. For example, I asked my dad to get me a bike [2004]; My mom asked me to study well [since 1993]; my brother asked me rupees 15.75 [1999]; My biology teacher asked me something about mitochondria [2005]. I'm very clear that none of us received what we asked for.


You can hear them whining all their lives. 'Follow your heart', 'Do what your heart feels like'. I have the perfect answers to both your lines. First, to follow your heart, you need to surgically remove it from your chest and lay it on the road, allowing it to go wherever it wants to, and then following it, while all along, the blood-plumbing stays intact. This would make you no different than a dog chasing its own tail.

And for the next line. If you really want to do what your heart likes, buy a submersible electric pump and start pumping blood. Nobody cares where you're pumping your blood to, as long as you pump, coz, you know you're just doing what your heart likes.


When someone says 'Change your attitude', I get angry. Really really angry!! So angry that even HULK would go hide somewhere. I get to decide what attitude I have. I AM my attitude. And if you're not ok with it, that's no way my problem. And if I start thinking that I really need a change in my attitude, then the whole point of having an attitude fails, for I don't change my attitude like I change the bullet cartridge in my gun. My attitude IS my gun and kevlar!
-Ajith Kumar, Mankatha [2011]


Have you ever thought what a Roman will do when he is in Rome? And what you will do when you're in Rome? First, they eat Roman food, and you eat Roman food. But since it does not exist anymore, you'll both eat Italian food [Note: Italian != Roman].

What's the difference, you ask? It's as simple as an Englishman playing cricket compared to an Indian playing it. It's just not your game, although you might play it better. He's eating it with the noise and clumsiness of a true-blood Italian, while the best you do to Italian food is to stare at it. That's because the only other time you've seen so many colours together is on HOLI, and the closest you can get to Italian food is PIZZA from DOMINO'S [Although I highly doubt its authenticity as Italian]. You long for your chapati and sambhar rice and daydream about munching them with your bare hands, while the Italian uses exactly 7 kinds of spoons every meal.

And more importantly, when an Italian says fashion, he means the most modern, expensive and creative designs from the fashion capital Milan, Italy. When you say you love fashion, you actually refer to the most expressionless, anorexic and scarcely attired girls from FTV's capital, Paris. And mind you, Milan and Paris are not close to each other.

So the next time you're in Rome, /\ read the title /\.......

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Welcome home, again

This is gonna be my first post of my second innings in the blog world. And just like a sequel to a blockbuster movie [I hope], a number of friends of mine [and many others], who had expressed their interest in seeing me take up writing again, were eager to read this. Hence I utilise this chance to take things off my mind and on to the keyboard.

There are a number of things that I learnt in my year-long vacation from words. Before I disclose that, I'll take you through what it took me to quit [as I called it]. As you might have known, I got a job in Ashok Leyland, an Indian auto-major. And I was put through a training of a peculiar nature. You don't want the details, but you should know that it sucked up most of my time, energy and a good proportion of my health. As a result, you may find my writing style hereon, a little different. And hopefully, for the better. Along with humor-induced texts, I also plan to do the following...
  • I've always wanted to speak to a crowd - So, I'm gonna start a series of posts picturing my opinion on a variety of subjects
  • I've always wanted to teach - So, you can expect a few articles intended for the nerd inside
  • I've always had an eye for art- So, I will post a number of pictures
  • I've always been attracted to fantasies - So, you will see them in the line of stories that I plan to spin
This is quite the summary of my new game plan. Since I decide to take writing more seriously, here are a few more things that I will do.
  • I will not promote my posts through SMS [you can use RSS or Networked blogs to stay connected]
  • I will publish posts at regular intervals [this is gonna be my exercise]
  • I will maintain the simplicity and structure of my blog [this, my promise]
Like I said, the new version of my blog will be quite different. And I'd want you to provide me feedback to make the transition more comfortable.

I welcome you to my blog, the second time.