Saturday, April 27, 2013

When stars thought to take a walk on this planet

Standing next to the vast lake,
Flying into my world of dreams...
When the sun is about to go to sleep,
Bidding a good night to all...
When the moon got up from a long nap,
Wishing a good morning to everyone...
I look at the dazzling buildings across,
Surrounding the lake from all the sides...
The lights glittering from the structures around,
The lights peeking from the windows all over...
I feel like all the stars have come down on this planet,
Perhaps they got bored out there in the sky...
And they thought to take a walk on this earth,
And they are all here making the whole planet glitter...
Making the whole earth shimmer and dazzle,
What an astonishing view it is...
What an amazing experience it is,
To witness all the stars twinkling in front of your eyes...
And then I was bought back to my real world suddenly,
By the unpleasant sounds the hustle bustle behind somewhere...
All the stars suddenly went back to the sky safe to their homes,
And the tall building again started glittering far away across the lake...
I begged my heart and mind to drag me to that world again,
But how could they? how could they do that?..
How could they ignore those furious sounds around,
How could they let go with the unpleasant noise all over...
I wish I could somehow ignore all that was going around,
And get transferred to my own world of imagination again...

And we have found out the new culprit for rape cases: Pornography!!!!

In the rape case happened in Dec’12, few of the guardians of our society blamed the time at which the girl was out… In the case that happened recently where a 5 year old girl was rapped by 4 men, I thought this time atleast they will agree that Rape is not something that can ever be blamed on a girl. It is and it will be always be something that is a disgusting result of disgusting people’s uncontrollable lust!!! But there is this one thing so famous and true about us: the great Indians: we can find logics and answers to anything; we are capable of proving right as wrong and also, vice verse. And so, even in this case, when our society could not find anything else to blame (time, cloths, character etc etc), guess what they found to put the guilt on??? That’s Pornography!!!!

Yes, can you believe it? I mean I really wish to ask a straight question to the people who are blaming pornography for this rape and infact, are demanding a ban on the same. I just want them to explain the correlation between porn and rape!!!! I mean there are millions of people out there who watch porn regularly, do they just go and rape who so ever they see or who so ever they can catch??? No!!! So, why are we blaming porn for this one case!!! Why are we always looking out for some or the other excuse to be blamed in rape cases??? Why are we still not matured enough to blame the heinous, uncontrollable and monstrous lust of few psychos out there??? Why cant we??? Because then, perhaps the license which has been granted to all the men by our society to keep women under their control will come under scrutiny… The belief that was established long ago that a man has an upper hand in our society will get questioned… Why does our society never accepts any mistake done by men??? Because then questions will also be  raised on many laid and rotten rules established long ago by the keepers of our society!!!

But yes, the same society never feels ashamed to declare the victim as dishonored. They just don't feel embarrassed to tag the victims with the horrible adjectives and this makes life tougher for them.

A rape victim apart from just fighting with her own pains have to also fight with the notion that her honor had been destroyed and is ruined forever! The parents of the victim has to forever live with the fear of searching someone who would be ready to get married to their daughter who is said and believed to be disgraced. Yes, the man who did that to her, still has the freedom to go ahead and get married to the girl of his choice. Our society has granted that liberty to our men! Strange… The rules are completely different for women and men!

A woman’s honor is always linked with her virginity but a man’s honor is associated with all those hypocrite notions. A woman is declared to be a slut or even a whore if she goes around with more than one man but yes, a man is said to be a Casanova (and they are proud of this tag!!!) if he goes around with more than a woman… now what will you call that?? An ultimate case of discrepancy! A woman's honor lies in her vagina but for a man, his masculinity (which every man feels proud of) lies in his genitals...

But I feel so distressed by thinking about the pain that a woman has to go through while somebody is taking advantage of her body, when somebody is finding pleasure in those dreadful moments! Nobody can ever imagine that pain perhaps. It would be so painful, so scary to see someone taking control of your body without your permission and worst is when you are just not able to stop it, when you are so helpless to protect yourself! How agonizing it would be when somebody would touch you in the most intimate way without your wish! When you get face to face with the dreadful and scary face of something that you always dreamt of being beautiful and full of love! It is beyond imagination what would victims go through in those horrible moments!!!

But I guess our society makes all this more horrible and unforgettable for the women by putting a tag of being dishonored by losing her and her family’s so called integrity by getting raped! I mean what does honor has to do with a rape???  Is getting raped a girl’s mistake??

Phewwww...

The heights in this case was when sunny leone’s name was dragged in all this and infact, some idiot even got to an extent of demanding her to be sent to a jail!!!! Her Guilt??? To promote Porn in our country and trying to spoil our innocent people who don’t even know what porn is! Gosh, poor sunny leone!!! I mean this is an ultimate example of how insane can our people behave at times (actually, all the time)… This was as insane  as the incident where, I remember a khap panchayat in some district of Haryana has blamed consumption of chowmein behind the growing incidents of rapes in the state saying it leads to hormonal imbalance. Can you really believe that these people/idiots are in 21st century...

As if before Sunny leone came to India, our naive people were not even aware of what porn is, watching it of was a distant dream!!!  In our country, nobody watches porn and everybody is a saint!!!  That’s why I always call our society a bloody bunch of hypocrites and cowards!!!

These dumb people don’t even understand that banning porn might infact increase the chances of rapes more. Infact, its high time to make prostitution in our country legal. I don’t know how much that is going to help in reducing  Rape cases but yes, I know one thing atleast there will be options for those maniacs / monsters/ psychos out there who can’t control their bloody lust and may be, they will stop ruining lives of innocent girls.

Anyways, hopefully we and our society gets matured soon and stop searching for reasons to blame rather than blaming the real culprit!!! And also, wish our society stops correlating rape and honor, it will really become little easy for those victims to forget and carry on with their lives again. Perhaps it is not easy to forget such horrible things but atleast it will surely help the women to start leading a normal life.

Farhan Akhtar's Campaign MARD

Just got to know from a friend of mine about a campaign that Farhan Akhtar has launched. Its called "MARD"... Wowww, he has so beautifully and in such a dignified way, tried to redefine  the conventional understanding  of the word "real man" in our society!! According to our society, Real man is the one who can fight, who is brave and blah blah blah... One of these important ingredients of being a "Real Mard" also includes the amount of power that you are capable of showing on your (or even on other's) woman... Yes, all these things in a bundle makes a man eligible to be called as a Mard! I cannot resist myself from saying again that I feel so ashamed to be a part of such a hypocrite society!!!

Anyways, so I was talking about Farhan Akhtar's new campaign which is also called as "MARD" but the definition of it is so different from the stupid rotten definition... The extension of the abbreviation "MARD" is Man against Rape and Discrimination!

Woooowwww... I mean I am now even proud of being a part of the same society (that I also feel ashamed of) where such men also exist!!! Hats off to this man....

I am copying an article from DNA's website on the same:

Actor-director Farhan Akhtar's has become the latest celebrity to have launched a social awareness campaign through his initiative MARD, which stands for Men Against Rape and Discrimination.

Actor-director Farhan Akhtar's has become the latest celebrity to have launched a social awareness campaign through his initiative MARD, which stands for Men Against Rape and Discrimination.

As part of his initiative, the actor has aggressively started tweeting slogans on being a MARD from his Twitter handle @FarOutAkhtar. The word MARD means man in Hindi.

@FarOutAkhtar: Change is inevitable. Be part of it. Spread the awareness of what it means to be a real #MARD.
Recently, the actor was also seen performing at a college concert in Bangalore sporting a T-shirt with the MARD logo

Akhtar's initiative has been garnering massive response on the micro-blogging site Twitter with celebrities like Shabana Azmi, Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Rampal and Sonam Kapoor actively retweeting his posts that talk about the real meaning of men.

Here are some of the tweets that have been trending on the micro-blogging site:

@iDev007: You are a real #MARD if you take a stand to protect women

@ritesh_sid: Am so proud of my friend @FarOutAkhtar for his initiative with #MARD. Am right besides you for anything you need to spread the Awareness.

@RjHarshil: Believe :If you are a man who respects women... her rights, her dignity, her independence, her mind, her body, her life... you are a #MARD.”

@rohantandon1: @FarOutAkhtar Take the #MARD message to your schools, your colleges, your offices, your homes. Each of YOU must become catalysts for Change.

http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/1810255/report-farhan-akhtar-tweets-up-a-storm-through-mard-campaign-vows-to-fight-crime-against-women

Keep smiling and lets take a stand against crime against women!!!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Rhythm of the nature

While listening to the beautiful sound of the waves,
I wish to take a dive in the pulse of its music...
While hearing to the beautiful chirping of the birds,
I wish to fill that music in my heart and soul...
When the sound of rain droplets fall on my ears,
I feel like drowning in the sound of its rhythm...
While listening to the beautiful hustle of the wind,
I feel like floating away in the magic of its beat...
While imagining the sound of a waterfall somewhere far,
I feel like going there and taking a bath in its rhythm...
While hearing to the rustle bustle of the leaves,
I feel like getting lost completely in that discussion...

I wish to have a dialogue with the silence

I wish to have a dialogue with the silence at times,
I wish to ask her how it feels to be quiet all the time...
I want to talk to her and understand her soul,
I want to know if she feels sad to be alone...
Does she feel miserable with just being with herself all the time?
I want to understand her exact and complete emotions...
I want to have a conversation with the silence at times,
I want to teach her to talk and share one’s feelings...
I just want to show her how relieved you feel,
After taking out all that is filled inside you somewhere deep...
I wish to show her how happy and contented it is,
To share your emotions and feelings with someone you love...
I wish to have a dialogue with the silence at times,
I wish to show her the brighter side of this beautiful thing called life...

Moonlight & Stars



Sharing an amazing quote by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings



Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The monsters called Bosses

Boss! Leader! Reporting Manager! Sir! Head and there are many other names of this one monster! Ok, ok “Monster” is probably a way too harsh word to be used for a boss but then, I cant help it guys as this is the name they are very much famous with…

But comeon, all monsters are always not bad or all of them need not to have 'devilish' qualities! There are some very sweet monsters (here monster = boss) as well, whom you love and want them to be with you forever. You are just really ready to do anything for them! May be, you can compare them to the genie in Aladdin or the beast in The beauty and the beast. But then there are few furious and scary monsters too, whose one sight can make you shiver and can make your mind throw everything out and get filled with stress and tension automatically! You hate and try to keep this breed of monsters (devil breed) at a safe distance all the time… Am I wrong? If I am, then I would love to be corrected. Plz feel free to drop the comments with your views :D

Anyways, there is this one theory which I have really started to believe in very strongly:  Your complete image depends on your Boss. He can make you a rock star and yes, he can also make you look like a piece of shit! I do not have any proofs to prove this theory right but I am sure, who so ever has dealt with this monster called Boss in any way: good or bad, would agree to me.

If you do something good, till the time your boss doesn’t bring that into the limelight, you really can’t do much about your work! And the ultimate case is even if you don’t work, your boss can make you a rock star. Only if you are a good ass-licker: conditions apply….

That’s the power a boss has… All I wish is if these bosses somehow knew instinctively that their power depends more on their team member’s compliance than on threats...

Now, if you have a sweet and cute monster in your life, you are one lucky chap that I am sure everyone would feel jealous of! And you just don’t have to think about how to deal with this monster in your life as they are sweet enough not to give you any artificial pressure or stress!

But if you have the other monster in your life, the furious one, that’s it, not just you but no one would be able to do much about it… There are just very limited options that you will have to choose from:

If you don’t like working but still want to be a rockstar, you will have to become an ass licker to your boss to the extent that he should love your licking else dude, he can use his power to kick your ass!!!
If you are smart enough, you will handle him in your own smart way. You will not be an ass lickers but yes, you will have your own smart ways to keep youself in the good books of your boss every time. I actually love this category but you really need to have some inbuilt qualities to be amongst them… Not easy…
If you hate to take shit from anybody and is courageous enough, dude I suggest you to cross your boss’s path at your own peril!
And if you don’t give a damn to all the shit, you will find a new job and will just throw your resignation on your boss’s face and walk off. This is another category I love! Atleast you guys are clear enough not to take any shit from anyone and you even know how to rank your priorities in life! The best part of people in this category is they hardly care of what people think of them, all they care about is about their peace of mind and happiness! And also, who knows you get lucky enough to get a sweet monster in next job :)

Whatever it is, just that there are millions of bosses out there that are true leaders: in terms that they are strong enough to stand out like a pillar for their team, they trust their team, they set them free to experiment and explore, who is very well aware of the strengths and weaknesses of each of his team member and also knows when, where and how to use them, he is somebody who believes in sharing the credit of good work with his team and yes, also believes in taking all the blame if something goes wrong on himself!

There are also bosses who qualities are just opposite to the ones mentioned above. Infact, they just think that their team is a bunch of slaves which have been given to him for torturing. This breed of bosses loves to see his team under pressure all the time and when there is no real pressure, these creatures create an artificial one just to torture and torment his slaves. They just and just hate to trust their team member and is always scared to set them free. Perhaps, these kind of bosses feels that if they set their team free, they will set him on fire! Guys, there is a thing called Insecurity!!! Isn’t there?

Anyways, that was an over doze on bosses.

All I want to say at last is do not take your boss seriously, just do not allow them to put an end to your happiness at any cost, just smile and ignore them :) and be happy... because at the end of the day, that is all that matters...

When moon and stars want me to stay with them....

And I look at the moon,
It certainly wants to say something to me…
What is it, I wonder?,
What is it, I am so curious to know…
I can almost see the sad eyes of the moon,
Staring at me, trying to converse something…
Perhaps it want me to stay for the night,
To stay with it and listen to its plight…
Then when I look at the stars,
I feel as if even they want me to stay…
Stay overnight and chat with them,
Listen to their stories and speak to them…
But why is the moon and the stars feeling so lonely,
When they have each other to give a company…
Are they feeling the same that I feel at times,
At times when I feel lonely despite being surrounded with my friends,
At times, when I feel weak to talk to the people I love,
At times, when I need someone else to talk to me,
At times, when I want someone else to comfort me…
May be the moon and the stars are feeling the same way today,
But I am glad, they have chosen me to stay…
I will stay for the whole night with them today,
Will share their pain, sorrows or whatever they want to share…
Only if they could travel to my place,
Or else I would have moved to their home filled with solace…
We would have been so comfortable then,
To share our grief, sorrow, happiness and pain
O moon! O stars… Find out a way,
A way that will lead me to your home…
We will talk for the rest of my life,
We will share our complete life’s tale…

Do you think moon is really waning?

Here comes one more quote that I really really love!!!!

Its below:

"But even when the moon looks like it's waning... it's actually never changing shape. Don't ever forget that..."
      
                                                                                                                                 -- Ai Yazawa

Keep smiling:)))

Our thoughts can change our life...

There is this amazing quote I came across today somewhere on Facebook. I tried a lot to search for the author of the same but couldn't find:( So, I am quoting it here without the author's name:

"No one can destroy IRON; but its own rust can. Likewise no one can destroy us; but our own mindset can. Our THOUGHTS can change our Life..."

                                                                    -- Author Unknown

It might be just an ordinary thought but it has a true essence to it which is not so ordinary for us to understand these days because we, humans do not have time to think about ordinary things now. Its just the extraordinary things that attract us, and to which we really want to devote our time and efforts to.

Anyways, keep smiling alwazzzzz...

Monday, April 22, 2013

I look at my poor bicycle

And I look at my bicycle,
Lying calmly under the tree...
Staring at the hustle bustle of the cars,
Listening to the noise of different vehicles...
What would she be thinking lying there quietly?
Is she thinking about the by-gone days?
Days when she used to take me for rides,
On long rides on the same old road...
That used to be her friend few years back,
But has become a stranger with the passing time...
I wonder how does my poor bicycle feels?
Sad, depressed or lonely...
She is lying quietly under the tree,
Looking at the road filled with cars...
I feel like she is waiting for someone,
Yes, I know she is waiting for something...
Waiting to take me for a ride again,
Waiting for me to take her on the same road again...
Perhaps she is curious to show to all the other vehicles,
That even today she is the best friend of that road...

Sunday, April 21, 2013

And it happens again!!!

And it happens again... Actually it had never stopped so I am wrong in mentioning the word "again" here. Just that one more case got a hype in media and we got to know about one more incident! But nobody knows how many such cases just get vanished behind the cruel and conservative thinking of our society... How many girls everyday become a source of quenching the lust of the care-takers and guardians of this society... And how many such cases are concealed behind the stupid logic of saving the honour of the parents and families of the victims , how many such cases are killed by the warnings and threats given by the culprit to the victim and its family...

But this time, the incident that came into light was not only heinous but also abhorrent. Actually I really cant find any appropriate adjective to define this disgusting act of cruelty! I feel ashamed to call myself a part of such a society that has gone to an extent where a 5 year old gets raped!!!

On one side, we as a society claims of getting matured and modern by each passing day and on the other hand, there are these incidents that are more than enough to reveal the hypocrisy of these claims...Are we really getting modern in the right way? Are we really getting broad minded in the right sense???

When a girl of teenage or older gets raped, the owners of our society really have so many excuses to put the blame on the girl itself: Cloths, fashion, timings at which she was out, her character and blah blah... These factors play a very important role for our society in deciding and declaring if the girl raped deserved it or not! Believe me, this is the kind of society we are residing in... Now, what about this 5 year old girl? Can our society blame it on her cloths? Really????? On the timings when she was roaming around or rather playing???? or yes, on her character??? I wish society was a human being and could speak... I would have really demanded the answers of these questions in words! Why just me? I am sure every women in this country want these answers now!

On one hand, we pray to a thousand of Goddesses (who are women too!), we keep fasts for them, we visits their temples, we do everything possible to make them happy... We do so even without knowing if they really exists or not, if the women deities they are praying really have any power or not, if these goddesses really play any role in our lives... But yes, we just can't take care of, we just can't respect the real women who are alive, who breathe, who are also made of bones and flesh, who are made of emotions, who plays a very important role in the creation and existence of this society, who contributes equally to the welfare of this society. The owners of our society can't respect them!

But if they can't respect women, at least they should not insult them by again and again proving them weak, treating them as a mere fragile creature that men believe are just made for their entertainment!

I just wish the ghosts in the horror stories that I had been growing up listening to were true! I wish it so badly and I also wish they had the power to punish these horrible men who carry out such horrible acts with the worst and the most painful suffering! What else can I  think of when I know that we, as a society do not have anybody to guard us? Our government and police are like 2 castrated beings in our society whose all the limbs have already been rotten, whose emotions are already dead, who are actually suffering from leprosy! What so ever we do or how so ever we protest, they are adamant not to do anything, not to bring any change!!! In fact, in this case, policemen offered some money (supposedly 2000 bucks) to the family of the victim to be shut and not to bring this case in open! Can anybody really define this thing in words??? I don't know if these policemen have a single woman in their family!!!

After every incident, all our great politicians have to say is they are saddened and yes, they just do not forget to condemn the act! Phewwww... why don't these politicians get that we Indians are fed up of listening to these outdated sentences now... We need action and not words! The days of words are gone, gone long back... No idea, who is going to make them feel this... who is going to push them to bring a change in the way they work (if they do at all)...

As a women, all I can say is I feel terrible, scared and horrified by these incidents! Only a woman can understand the pain of being raped! How dreadful that would be... I wish the men of our society could just understand this. Then, perhaps our society would lead to a different road!

I just want to pray for that little angel to get well soon... May God bless her and give her the strength to forget this horrible thing and also, to give her all the happiness going forward...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

An amazing thought by Invisible Monsters

Came across an amazing quote by Invisible Monsters.

I just loved it and I am sure you will too:)

"All god does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring."

And so, I always say keep smiling forever and ever and ever....

Monday, April 15, 2013

Droplets of Dream...

Droplets of dream,
Falling from the clouds of imagination,
Quenching the thirst of thoughts...
Like droplets of water,
Falling from the sky,
Quenching the thirst of this earth...
Droplets of dream,
Falling from the clouds of imagination,
Sometimes pouring heavily,
Drenching the mind entirely,
Taking away all the horrific thoughts...
Like droplets of water,
Falling from the sky,
Sometimes pouring like rain,
Drenching the whole planet,
Streaming away the bad soil...
Droplets of dream,
Falling from the clouds of imagination,
Sometimes falling gradually,
Damping and settling on soul,
Make it look like a bful painting...
Like droplets of water,
Falling from the sky,
Sometimes falling like dew,
Settling on the petals n leaves,
Making it look like small pieces of mirror,
Spread all across this planet,
Giving chance to look at our inner soul,
To explore our mind, heart and soul,
Explore whats residing in them,
And throw away all that looks decayed...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Down the memory lane...


Today I visited a stunning place,
Place where there was a fabulous house...
House which is home to my heart,
That’s the place where my heart stays...
Its located somewhere down the memory lane,
Lane that passes through my past's highway...
N that's where my heart still resides,
That's where it takes its peaceful rides...
I asked my heart to come n live with me,
In this new world, passing through a new way...
But it refused to come n settle with me,
May be here it will not get the same pleasure n ecstasy...
It still wants to be there,
It still wants to hang about somewhere...
Somewhere down the memory lane,
Where memories of my childhood stays...
Somewhere down the memory lane,
Where memories of my teens are kept...
Somewhere down the memory lane,
Where all my crazy stories are hidden...
Somewhere down the memory lane,
Where all my naughty tales are reserved...
And may be my heart is happy living with all of them,
May be that's where it finds happiness n compassion...
That lane is decorated with love n joy,
Where else will one find such a beauty to enjoy...
Why would my heart stay with me,
When it has such a serene place to live...
Why would it want to come to this world,
Which is filled with noise and bustling...
Where peace is the most difficult thing to discover,
And happiness is something that is rarely found...
Where compassion is an extinct name,
And selfishness has its roots stretched everywhere...
Roots strong enough to kill all the other emotions,
Why would my poor heart want to live in such a place...
When it has such a quiet place to reside,
Far from this world, somewhere down the memory lane...

Monday, April 1, 2013

My swing in the clouds

I wish to have a swing of my own,
Swing that is beautiful and incredible...
Swing that would be hanging from a cloud,
Cloud that will be an amalgamation of all my dreams...
Dreams woven from the droplets of passion,
Dreams knitted from the droplets of obsession...
Dreams that will give me a chance to build my castle in the air,
castle created beautifully somewhere near my swing up there...
Dreams of all kinds and sorts would be there,
Tiny and grand, Fanciful and sincere,
Stupid and wise, Possible and Impossible,
Sane and Insane, Ordinary and unusual...
I really wish to own a swing of mine,
Swing that will sway me to the world of illusions...
World that I can call of my own,
World that will have only my town...
World that will be a paragon of virtue,
World that will be beautiful and picturesque...
I really wish to own a swing of mine,
Swing that will sway me to the world of fairy's land...
Land that will have everything made from love n kindness,
and will have no space for hatred and selfishness...
Land that will give me a comforting and warm zone,
to fulfil all my dreams and reach my goals...
I really wish to own a swing of mine,
Swing that will sway me away somewhere...
Somewhere far from this selfish world,
Somewhere far from the insensitive crowd...