Sunday, December 31, 2006



A New Year resolution to fill in colors of faith in the black-and-white sanctity of these words... And to use them as verbs instead of nouns...

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Break free

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006


I found some new definitions today:

- Giving space: Leave the thing/person/situation alone without paying any attention to it. It/he/she will take care of itself/himself/herself.

- Treating someone like an adult:
Assume that he/she will take care of things and does not need any support. Adults are like machines who are self sufficient and can always take care of themselves without any "hand-holding". They are not expected to be unreasonable and have to be forthcoming and extremely cooperative and truthful and straightforward. I am sure I have missed out on a hundred more buzz-words here- but bear with me for the time being- I am not yet "an adult"!

- Being independent:
Not expecting any support from anyone. In short- be an "adult".

After being enlightened by the above definitions, I beg to differ. That giving space does not mean leaving people alone but rather to avoid overwhelming them with your ideas and opinions and give them the freedom to form their own. That being an adult does not mean being a self-sufficient intelligent machine. That being independent in no way means being indifferent and expect people to be indifferent to you.

And people who cannot handle this supposedly unresonable whim in me, can suit themselves. It is pointless to expect a space-giving independent adult to be by my side and support me!

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Amazing how, when you find trust, you lose fear.

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Satyameva Jayate

The national motto of India- translated into English it means- "Truth Alone Triumphs". I read an article by Shashi Tharoor in The Times Of India today morning and he quoted this line and asked "Whose truth?" A billion people will have their own billion truths.

So whose truth will triumph? A famous scholar called Ibn Rushd, who lived in the 12th century, had proclaimed that "Truth never conflicts with truth". Considering that he acknowledged the existence of more than one truth- I guess the statement is quiet ironic...

Each one of us believes that "What I know is the truth". And almost each one of us believes that "My truth will triumph". And what happens when my truth is someone else's lie?

Maybe Ibn Rushd was right. It is not truths that conflict- it is beliefs which do.

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