Round and around

What goes around comes around

 

 

Scene 1

Mr. Software man is working on his computer. His phone at the table rings. Boss is on the other line.

Mr. Software man: Hello

Boss: Did I not ask you to sign off on the release yesterday? Why haven’t you signed off yet?

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India, the gamble!

Here’s a small story:

There was a teacher outside a glass room. There was a learner inside the room. The teacher could see him from outside and had to ask a question with four possible answers. If the learner chose a wrong answer the teacher had to punish him with electric shock. For every wrong answer there was a 15-volt increment. Every time the teacher wanted to halt the test, the supervisor would say this in order:

   * Please continue.
   * The experiment requires that you continue.
   * It is absolutely essential that you continue.
   * You have no other choice, you must go on.

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Things I miss. Perhaps you do too?

1. Sleeping on the floor after a tired long outdoor time with friends and waking up with drool on the face

2. Playing cricket when you were hardly as tall as the bat

3. Playing book cricket under the table during a boring class in school

4. Teasing classmates and fighting with them but staying united during inter-school competitions

5. Taking advantage of a younger sibling and making them do chores for you

6. Stealing lunch from classmates’ lunch box during snack time

7. Making fun of the really bad teachers and nick naming them

8. Adoring the really good teachers and working hard to impress them

9. Feeling extremely sleepy while studying for annual exams and waiting eagerly for holidays to sleep in late

10. Unable to sleep in late and being bored right on the first day of summer holidays

11. Missing friends during summer vacation

12. Buying popsicles on the way home from school and comparing tongue colors

13. Being silly about who sits next to who in the bus

14. Dropping the school bags at the doorstep and rushing inside home to the aroma of onion bajji

15. Enjoying the privileged cup of tea you were allowed occasionally as a kid

16. Cherishing the unexpected day off from school due to heavy rains

17. Catching rain drops from the balcony, counting the number of umbrellas walking by – with people underneath it of course

18. First day of getting a brand new bicycle

19. First time you fell off the bicycle

20. Wind in your face while running fast & the quiet in the street while walking alone

21. Boredom in class when all your closest friends are out sick from school

22. Glee in your face when you get a 100% in a math exam

23. Day out during trade fair with friends on a crazy hot summer day just to buy a cotton candy

24. Exchanging vacation trips and stories on the first day back to school

25. Saving up pocket money to watch a circus with friends while pretending to be in school

What do you miss?

Back from a long snooze

If you do what you love you don’t have to work even a single day in your life.

Words of wisdom I’ve read or picked up from somewhere. So true!

So true, but not at all easy. I’ve been trying to find out what I want to do in life. It’s not a single thing or a simple answer. It’s like a perfect movement. It’s like dance. It’s like aerobics. It’s one movement coordinated with another continuously in a very calculated manner at a predictable rhythm. And that’s what I’ve been up to.

It may not be what I do for the rest of my life. May be not even for the next ten years. But that’s fine. I know I’ll keep looking.

The most important thing in life is life itself

There are two kinds of society and women are treated differently in each one.

Individualistic

Women have a lot more freedom, relatively speaking. Like men, they go out and live on their own after 16. They are taught to earn a living on their own at a younger age. They go out and have fun and do the things any individual is supposed to at a given age. They are not reprimanded by their parents for doing something that is part of a natural human process. Sex, for instance. Majority of them choose who they get married to, when they get married and if they want to get married at all.

Collective

Women do not have lot of freedom. They are dependent on their parents for a long, long time. Marriage is the only safer event that would have the parents let women off the hook. The hook of inducing guilt that they are their parents’ burden. The trap that marriage is the only option to get out of the hellishness of living with parents. They are brought up to believe that sex is evil and flirting is bad. They are conditioned to protect themselves and save up for this one sacred individual. They are sternly discouraged and ill-treated for doing anything that is part of a natural human urge. Sex, for instance. A very small minority choose who they get married to, when they get married and if they want to get married at all.
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