Skip to main content

Ideas. Occupy me.

Ideas are tremendously potent.
People turn mad in rage and kill.
People smile beatifically and help others.
People dig up, blow up, fill up, swamp the earth. 
People chase imaginary ghosts & Questions & purposes. All their lives.
People fetish on foods, movies, shoes, bodies and turn off the inner eye.
People lose their sense of reality, their sense of justice, their balance of life.
The breath. the breath is lost. The realisation of the breath becomes alien.
A moment in silence turns into an eternity of restlessness.
"Occupy me" screams the inner child fed on ideas 24x7.
The hell that is introspection. the hell that is looking back into our acts in reality. 

"Ideas. occupy me."

The ants carry stuff for their colonies. What are we carrying, for whom?
Our queen bee is Change with a capital C.
Change, Change, Change. faster and faster.
evolutions, revolutions. No matter at what cost.
People chase change as if that one change will remain. that after that one change, it won't change again.that as if, there is only one variable in the grand equation that is universe.
it doesn't matter what you aim to change. what matters is, it changes.

Change is now global, critical and accelerating.

where do accelerating things go?
Have you known of accelerating things that don't crash?

Oh Change. when will you be satisfied?


Popular posts from this blog

Why I repair my shoe

I have 3 shoes. One formal, One sport shoe and another a mix of the two. The last one is particularly awesome, cause of its uniqueness. It looks like a formal shoe, but is as comfortable and flexible as a sport shoe. I bought it for my first job in Mumbai. I was newly rich and was expected to behave like one. I found this gem of pure black leather in a Colaba Causeway showroom. Quite a find. But its been almost two years now and the shoe shows its age. For all its awesomeness, its quite a weak shoe, to give out so early. I have stitched it, got new laces, and strengthened its sole. It doesn't look shiny anymore cause the leather has suffered from a few hostile trespasses. I think, like a man, things too should be allowed to carry their scars. Shiny scar-less men are just so... irrelevant. 

Since childhood, I have been used to using things for long times. Clothes, equipments, shoes etc. I can't just throw things away cause they don't look as good anymore or they don't w…

Walk about - II

I have been living in Gurgaon for the last 5 years. 5 years! in Gurgaon! I never thought I would end up staying this long here. In my head, it always was just a transit camp - to earn money to fund travel to Himalayas, come back and refill, go back and chill.. repeat until one figures out a way to break out of the cycle.
For the first 2 odd years that reflected in my lifestyle - My house was small and barely functional, a temporary base camp to return to 'home' in the hills. That 'home' was among strangers in the farthest corners and alleys of small villages in the hills. The home was not peopled really. It had no walls. It was the crisp cool air of the hills, the majesty of Himalaya, the clarity of sun's rays, the hot vapours rising from the ginger tea and the never ending walks in the forests, up the hills, down the valleys and through gullies and alleys of small villages and towns. When I was alone, that's what home was for me: A living breathing intimate …

Reading India through 'Dictator's handbook'

What's the difference between a democracy and a dictatorship?
The book says, not much. India, agrees. Current political dispensation especially agrees vigorously.

"Soma" of hindutva and past glory + divided impoverished amnesiac masses + legitimised attack on individual rights + tremendous wealth shared among few = brave new world of oligarchical India.

Essentially, democracies/ dictatorships etc., are simply variants of the same power dynamic between the ruler, essentials, influentials and inter-changeables.

Interchangeables are the nominal selectorate - the individual voters who have nominal (or cosmetic) power to choose leader - most of us.
Influentials  are the real selectorate - the guys who really choose the leader. In US recently, the electoral college famously went against the popular vote and elected a clown as their president instead. In India, theoretically, the system is a bit better in terms of a wider base of influentials - it could be religious gurus, party…