Thursday, October 31, 2013
I don’t know about you but I definitely have a ‘To haunt list’ once I am dead and gone. Well, for two reasons one : I do not wish to spend my ghost life idling around nowhere and secondly I seriously need to get even with some class idiots.
So, this is my to haunt list:
1. All those best friends who have been sending me chain letters asking me to like and share and get lucky in 7 seconds. Seriously guys? I did share it a few times harassing others just to get lucky…. but where is the luck? And then just like others can’t block me … I too can’t even block you on facebook …get a life and let me live mine. And don’t show me a carrot when there is nothing there!
2. all those driver who keep honking in a traffic jam. What am I supposed to do? drive over the guy ahead of me? when there is not an inch of road ahead? Should I crush all the cars ahead of me like in a James bond movie or that Jason Statham ?
3. Acquaintances and relatives: OK, this one group is really annoying. We meet only once in a blue moon and that too during wedding and funerals and yet you won’t spare me “how you should live your life according to me” bullshit.
4. The maid, milkman, paper man and all such who should make my life easy but only make it difficult by always being late, availing all holidays in the world and always asking for a raise and then not performing as expected!
5. The traffic signal : well, this one is a real pain..the moment I get to the crossing and just about when I know I can beat the yellow light by just a little more acceleration, it changes to red…and then there is the next line in the mall: why does it always have to move faster than the one I am standing in?
6. The autorickshaw and Taxi drivers of Mumbai. Even if the distance I have to go is 500 meter they will not drop me to my destination without giving me the all Mumbai tour and then charging me for it!
7. There are a few teachers I would love to haunt but the few are actually many. These are the ones that kept telling me to shut my mouth “Don’t talk in class.” “where is your homework?” and parrot everything they taught and yet failed me because I was me! I think they didn’t like my name!
8. All those bloggers who do not follow me even when I follow them L
9. All those publishers who are not ready to understand that I need my million dollar book deal like yesterday to have a life. God! How stupid and stingy can publishers get?
10. There is this neighbor’s dog that barks and barks me out of my sleep, right when I am about to have a great dream. Stupid dog!
11. The one person/ thing I will definitely haunt is God. How many times did I send him/her/it a reminder of all my re-reminded wishes…of course I have a million and one whishes but if a genie can give three wishes then God should be able to deliver my million and one. And if he/she/it is as powerful as they say then he should do it immediately by tonight or else I am haunting him.
I could add politicians and all those celebrities to this list but since they are as it is haunted by millions, I will spare them.
So, who would you like to haunt?
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Swastika is the Oldest known symbol in the world.
The swastika is an ancient symbol that has been used for over 3,000 years. (That even predates the ancient Egyptian symbol, the Ankh!) Artifacts such as pottery and coins from ancient Troy show that the swastika was a commonly used symbol as far back as 1000 BCE. The image of the swastika was used by many cultures around the world, including in China, Japan, India, and southern Europe. By the Middle ages, the swastika was a well known symbol and was called by many different names. In India it is called Swastika.
China – wan
Germany – hakenkreuz
Greece- Tetraskelion and gammadion
Hinduism and Buddhism
The swastika was and is a major symbol of Hinduism and Buddhism : representing eternity, particularly the eternal and ever-present force of the Brahman, the supreme consciousness. It is also a symbol of the presence of goodness, as well as representing strength and protection.
Though it is not known for exactly how long, even Native Americans have long used the symbol of the swastika.
The word "swastika" comes from the Sanskrit svastika - "su" meaning "good," "asti" meaning "to be," and "ka" as a suffix. and represents life, sun, power, strength, and good luck. Even in the early twentieth century, the swastika was still a symbol with positive connotations. For instance, the swastika was a common decoration that often adorned cigarette cases, postcards, coins , and buildings.
A Change in Meaning : Hitler and the NazisIn the beginning of the twentieth century, the swastika was a common symbol of German nationalism. In 1920, Adolf Hitler decided that the Nazi Party needed its own insignia and flag. For Hitler, the new flag had to be "a symbol of our own struggle" as well as "highly effective as a poster."
On August 7, 1920, at the Salzburg Congress, the red flag with a white circle and black swastika became the official emblem of the Nazi Party.
Because of the Nazis' flag, the swastika soon became a symbol of hate, antisemitism, violence, death, and murder.
What Does the Swastika Mean Now?
For 3,000 years, the swastika meant life and good luck. But because of the Nazis, it has taken on a meaning of death and hate. These conflicting meanings have caused many problems in today's society. But there is this story : One time a guy went to make some photocopies of some Hindu Gods for his temple. While standing in line to pay for the photocopies, some people behind him in line noticed that one of the pictures had a swastika. They called him a Nazi.For Buddhists and Hindus, the swastika is still a very religious symbol that is used in every single religious ritual.
Unfortunately, the Nazis were so effective at their use of the swastika emblem, that many do not even know any other meaning for the swastika or even care to check for its
Well I am not religious at all but I just don't like the power evil has on goodness...so I shared this post.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Today a stalker assaulted a 18 year old girl and then forced her to drink acid and then pushed her into the sea when she refused his advances. Well, she is critical and is in some Mumbai hospital. The incident comes just after a month, after nursing student Preeti Rathi was attacked at the busy Mumbai suburban railway station after which she died of burn injuries.
People are protesting outside the home ministers home as I write this.Anyway, few days back the supreme court passed a law regulating the sale and purchase of acid.
And some or other court have been continuously, since 1947 (India's independence), passing some or other law trying to prevent crimes against women/ children and god know who and who.
But who gives a shit. Acid is still sold across the country like distilled water and crimes against women etc. continue.
There are 2 questions that have to be asked here :
1. Why are some Indians not scared of the law?
2. Why does India treat it’s women like shit?
First I will try to answer the first question: Why are some Indians /criminals not scared of the law?
1. You have broken the traffic rules? No, problem bribe the traffic policeman with a 100 rupee note and he will let you go.
2. You have burned a bride for dowry? No problem, you just have to bribe the police station supreme and he will write it down as suicide.
3. You have murdered someone? There is always the choice of settling matters in the police station amicably amongst the grieving parties…of course you have to bribe.
4. You have raped someone? Hire a great lawyer and he will point out the victim is a sex addict and bribe a few people.5. As for robbery? Fraud? And such small crimes you just have to pay a cut…commission to the police in the area. Not only you will go free but will get police protection , of course till you keep paying the cut.
6. You are an industrialist and want to dump toxic waste into someone’s drinking water? Big deal just send the monthly envelope to the police station.
7. You are a land shark? Very good just give away a flat to the police station big boss and you can build as many sky scrapers as you want even if it means encroaching into the national forest, government land or someone’s personal property.
This is applicable for any crime you can think of…..the more creative you are the greater the chances for you to prosper, just keep the commission coming. Don’t get me wrong this is a democratic country…every single soul has a right and is totally FREE to bribe and this bribing phenomenon is not just about rich or the privileged…. You just need to have money and should know how to bargain.Get a good Bargain? That anyone knows, right? The kind of haggling you do with the local vendor. That’s all…no need to fear just because you are faced with a law officer….they are just as malleable and ductile as your grocer.
And if you can’t please the police there are way too many people to bribe before you
get convicted….and if you do get a jail term then there is parole where one can get out for the lamest excuse and then roam free and if all else fails go ahead fight the general election and get elected into the parliament…..then of course no one can touch you. After all we are a democratic country…totally free for all. Those who don’t want to believe me can go and Google and the number of scams the government of India does. Basically what I am saying is if you can bribe someone you can do anything in India.
So, why should anyone gives a shit about laws when you know that you can get out of a crime by just bribing a few officials….why waste your precious time in understanding and fearing the laws…..so, go ahead…rob someone, force someone to drink acid, burn a bride for dowry, murder someone for land even better if you are a seasoned criminal but remember to send gifts on Diwali, Holi, new years eve, Christmas eve…and any festivals you can think of……gift ideas just to make your life easy:A pair of kanjeevaram silk saris for the wife.
A fridge or a car for the family
A holiday to Maldives for the man of the house
A laptop for junior.
Of course all of us are not corrupt. For example : Some of us are so honest that just to get a driving license we spend an entire lifetime. Why? Because we want to do it the right way and not go through some middleman…..by the way you get a license in a month if you go through middle men who are also legitimate driving schools....but if you want to learn driving on your own and then apply for a license…you are not getting any license in this lifetime. So going through the driving school is the only way we know today…. No, this is not called bribing this is how bribing becomes the normal way of life.
Taliban screwed their countries’ by religious fanaticism we Indians will screw our country by fanatic corruption! Voila.