Monday, May 2, 2016

A Woman’s Eyes

Gaze into her eyes and you’ll see,
An ocean filled with love and prophecy.

Her eyes keep a check on people around,
Try to judge real from those unsound.

Her eyes see the world from a creator’s lens,
Shows faith and trust on the light it bends.

Her eyes turn wet and dry as the seasons change,
Still refuses to douse the fire that seems strange.

Her eyes reflect a lover’s promise and hope of colorful rays,
Only should she blink and catch the beginning of new days.

Rahul S

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Let’s make it stronger.

Let’s make it stronger.
We have been together for such a long time,
The flow of emotions was all so divine,
Day after day and night after night,
We painted our moments on the canvas of life.
Want this season to last a little longer.
Let’s make it stronger

Music of life was so loud and clear,
Played the tunes of amity; it was so very dear,
Words were our heartbeats and happiness was all around.
Felt the beats in silence and found rhythm in awkward sounds.
Want this tune to last a little longer.
Let’s make it stronger.

And when end seems to be near and got everything to fear,
A voice deep down inside, I want you to hear.
It will tell you of seasons, it will tell you about the songs,
It will tell you the reason why the rights were never wrongs.
Oh! Let these moments last a little longer,
Let’s make it stronger.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ethics In India Is Just A Passing Fashion.

Ethics and morals find a pivotal place in the history of Indian culture.Many businesses in India have tasted sucess due to their continous pursuit of perfection. Companies like Reliance have become market leaders not only due to thier competitiveness and efficiency but also due to the fact that they have been successful in retaining the core values governing their business. But with more competition comes a need to get even more aggressive and this ultimately leads to some compromises being made in the name of expansion. If some morals of good faith are compromised, so be it, if there is a roadblock, a little bribe down the desk comes handy,dosen't it?. This is the scene nowadays in all the government offices in particular.Employees in such offices are used to such dark incentives and they consider it their right and demand it from people whom they are supposed to serve.In Mumbai this has become a culture which I guess someday will find a rightful mention in some travelogue or a magazine which is devoted to help people get to know a certain place. The situation in Mumbai is so bad that for getting a basic thing like a ration card or a passport people need to get in touch with agents and touts who demand astronomical sums to get the job done.
I guess it's not about bad governance or failure of the legal machinery, it signifies that we as citizens have lost our right to govern ouselves. Honesty and hardwork have become poles apart and we are turning our backs to this phenomena. Unless we reclaim this right from the clutches of ignorance and corruption we will have to bear the brunt of this monster which threatens to bite it's own master.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Imagination Is More Powerful Than Knowledge

Imagine finding a blank cheque on the street.How does it sound to you?..Intrestinng?, intriguing? or to be more outspoken, doesn't it sound awesome?!..Let's try one more situation .What can a person do with a blank cheque?.In the above cases the former sentence makes you think beyond the normal boundaries of what's right and what's wrong.It makes you think of all the possible situations that you can get into, if you decide to misuse the funds.It can also create a temporary state of elation after imagining oneself on the driving seat of a porche or comfortably sunbathing outside a beach bunglow.
One can also discover one's honest core after one realises that the money actually belongs to someone else and that one has no right to misuse it.On the contrary the latter question just makes one think in a structured and direct manner and can be aswered by using one's knowledge about such an incident or from reading articles or books.The ability of the person to think more deeply has been displayed in the former sentence where one has had the liberty to express one's thoughts in a manner that will lead to a better result.
Imagining about a topic makes us search for all the rational and irrational logic to reach our desired goal, and when we do this we tend to realsie that we have actually created a way of thinking which is unique and which could be further enhansed through existing knowledge.
Leonardo Da Vinci imagined about aircrafts by observing birds and depicted it in some of his works. In his case he neither had the knowledge nor the tools with which he could convert his thoughts to something tangible.But one cannot discount his ability to go beyond normal realms of thinking and create, atleast in his mind the blueprint which could one day enable humans to travel like birds.
So it is the desire to search for answers and not the answers already known that proves more benificial.Imagination coupled with knowledge is the ideal combination and even if one lacks in knowledge one can fill that up with an insatiable quest for answers.

Cricket is a waste of national resource

The contribution of cricket to Indian society has been tremendous. Greats like Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar have emerged through this platform and have given us many reasons to be proud of our nationality.To call it a waste of national resource cannot be justified as there is no other sport in india which provides a better standard of life than cricket.From a child playing gully cricket to a teenager playing for a club side, it develops a persons character and makes him/her more hardworking and persevearing. If you look at the finanacial side of it, if a governement invests milions of rupees to build infrastructure for cricket, it certainly is worthwhile because people will surely fill up the stands and buy products which are displayed in the add spaces inbetween the overs. So this inturn provides employment to the Indian youth and makes it a sport which we can really bank upon. As far as brain drain is concerned not all people have the same interests nor do they have the same intellectual abilities.So instead of viewing cricket as a detterent to education it should be viewed as an alternate career option which can really transform a perosn from rags to riches.