Monday, August 28, 2006


Till last Sunday, my take on life as a youth was -

“Who cares, let's party guys!"

And then I came across -

"One vision I see as life before me: that the ancient Mother India has awakened once more, sitting on Her throne rejuvenated, more glorious than ever. Get up, and set your shoulder to the wheel."
- Swami Vivekananda

Youth is energy. The word dynamic finds it's origins in youth. The youth is the work-force, the powerful, the inevitable, the informidable, and nevertheless it's the youth that is the source of all changes. I'm sure God must have created the universe when he was youth if at all he is not any more. In Hindi, yuva is an anagram of vayu. And indeed it deserves it for youth has speed, it's in everyone and hidden inside youth is an enormous potential to overpower anything that comes in it's way. Youth symbolizes freshness. I'm youth. You're youth. We all are youth. But what for?

No any Bose is going to ask you Give me blood and I shall give you freedom. But each one of us has a Bose within. We've been inspired by Bhagat and Azaad since childhood and at least during pre-adolescence we wanted to be like them. A man is what he aspires to be and thus we all have the spark in us. But that spark is waiting to be unleashed to become a fire as widespread and engulfing as the one in our wildest dreams. Unleash your energy to spread the will to work for thy nation and not for thy self. Repeating honourable President's question - You say, say and say. What do you do about it? Each one of us has heard the Gita Shloka - Karmanyewdhikaraste mafaleshu kadachana. We even apparently know the meaning - you are only to perform your duties without an eye on their fruits. But we seldom know the implication or the application. If you put the community's self above your self and realize that your actions are going to affect the whole nation, you would be far more efficient, dogged determined and honest for you no longer worry about or speculate the results but concentrate on giving the best of what you have. We've an outstanding example of that - the Indian Army, the best in the world.

With firm realization of what we're and what we can do, let us work towards taking mother India to such heights that no bull-bear games pose threats to our economy. Let's run into politics in huge numbers to cease any further reservation or other suicidal bill. It's high time now - the situation demands it, the nation's craving for it - Inqalab Zindabaad!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Beautiful or Sexy??

beau·ti·ful [bytif’l]


1. pleasing to the senses: very pleasing and impressive to listen to, touch, or especially to look at

2. excellent: very good or enjoyable

sex·y [s├ęksee]

(comparative sex·i·er, superlative sex·i·est)


1. arousing desire: arousing or intended to arouse sexual desire

2. aroused: sexually aroused

3. appealing: appealing especially because of being new, interesting, or trendy (informal)

Microsoft® Encarta® Reference Library 2004. © 1993-2003 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Palpably, the basic difference between beautiful and sexy is the mode of perception you're in. A testosterone-flooded mind may perceive beautiful as sexy for beauty is the crucial ingredient of anything sexy. Au contraire, all that's immersed in beauty need not have the sex-punch in it.

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder and so is sexiness. In one of the ragging sessions conducted recently, I asked a freshie if the wallpaper of Anna Kournikova in bikini on my lappu(laptop) was sexy or beautiful. He replied," I don't know about the wallpaper but above all contradictions, Anna is sexy!" Moreover, the image of a personality i.e. your pre-opinion does count and formulates a biased opinion. So what's your take on the pix of Elisha Cuthbert pasted above -
sexy or beautiful?

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Football: Play as a Play

If you’re a good actor, you are a successful husband, boyfriend, employee, interviewee and footballer too. Yeah! Don’t get bedazzled for that’s what has been a major deciding factor for triumphs in the recent WC. All the desperate soccer ke naukar in India who could brook the ESPN’s pre-match show Duniya Goal Hai know this – Dive In, remember?!

How shamelessly but instantly the one who actually committed foul play acts as if one has been trampled over or elbowed by one’s own prey! The act is a display of the marvellous acting talent footballers cherish and develop during their training sessions, thanks to the coaches who want to make it big by hook or by crook. The geniuses of soccer usually keep themselves at bay from the acting stunts referenced above albeit they do boast of the even more prized ability to overpower their counter mates with their dodging and tackling techniques. Please don’t complain for Klose is an exception, a substantial one though.

I personally don’t like paying heed to the pre-match predictions albeit I’m an ardent Fardeen fan. You don’t know Fardeen, the one and only ravishing rat that was ready to walk over perilous precipice to predict the outcome of a match (reference: Duniya Goal Hai)?! One thing no prediction could predict was the flop Ronaldinshow. Ronaldinho, in the earlier WCs, was a player par excellence who couldn’t get much attention in the star studded Brazilian team. This time, he paid the price of being the brightest star. He was constantly monitored by four-five players in every match to make sure he didn’t take control of the ball for long. Still the genius could execute brilliant passes but the malfunction of the Carlos Machine and an eclipsed Ronaldo kept the Brazilian game to standards much lower than expected.

This WC was an extravagant show of rudeness and roughness and speed, mobility and defence were the winning formulas; needless to mention the crucial role of penalties. For a moment, forget about the legitimacy of the game and enjoy the acting of players as if you’re in a theatre. I bet you will spontaneously hoot – The show must go on!