Thursday, April 24, 2008

Generation and Generalisation

Don't you come across many middle-aged people who keep nagging young people about how today's world is spoiling them? Perhaps that obese lady in your building, who has to push her butt in each and every person's life? Or that uncle who keeps warning you to take care because " aaj ka zamaanaa bahut kharaab hai"? Yeah, them. I am referring to them. These people are usually the ones who can't accept change in their life. They are cynical, yes but won't actually do anything about the problem. Usually, they target us, youngsters, who have actually done no harm and are just under the line of fire beacuse they can't figure out what we think. They never actually mention why they disapprove, just make it very clear that they disapprove. So what's wrong with listening on the headphones while walking on the road? We are actually avoiding noise pollution. Listening to songs on the head phones makes us happy without harming others. Why don't you frigging understand that? Aye, about not being able to listen to the horns behind you, I'd say we value our lives more than you do. Of course, there always will be some nutters, but why should you generalise? And about today's world being a bad influence on us? Whether you like it or not, we are going to live in this world unless someone invents a time machine which works and we'll live in your oh so holier than thou world. But wait. HOLIER THAN TODAY'S WORLD????? You gotta be kidding me. Seriously. Who was responsible for the World War(s) ? Who was responsible for destroying so many Japanese lives? Who was responsible for the death of so many Jews? Who was responsible for all those broken families? YOUR so-called pure generation. What? You weren't there then? Here's something recent. Who is responsible for all those communal riots? To which generation does osama bin laden belong? Who is responsible for fucking up the environment so badly and dumping the reparation work on our laps? Who put a big hole in the ozone layer? Who didn't pay attention to birth control and is responsible for the mind-blowing population of today? and ironically, who is nagging US about birth control? Oh and who is responsible for racism, sexism and casteism? Aye. So now tell me what is so wrong with today's world? Are tattoos and piercings so bad? Or perhaps low waist jeans? Or maybe the fact that we are ditching mainstream and opting for other lines which benefit the environment too? Here these lines may seem quite unrelated superficially but the underlying implication is the same.......

When I born, I Black, When I grow up, I Black, When I go in Sun, I Black, When I scared, I Black, When I sick, I Black, And when I die, I still black.. And you White fella, When you born, you Pink, When you grow up, you White, When you go in Sun, you Red, When you cold, you Blue, When you scared, you Yellow, When you sick, you Green, And when you die, you Gray.. And you calling ME Colored ??

: ok I gotta go now. The big bad world outside is waiting for me. tally ho

Friday, April 18, 2008


I was just recollecting the names of Western bands and I found something rather weird.Check out these bands and the obvious emphasis that I have lain on some of it's words:

# RED hot chilli peppers
# GREENday
# BLACK eyed peas
# Plain WHITE T's
(hey, the third and the fourth rhymed too.Uh,sort of.Try saying them together in one breath )
# PINK Floyd

Coldplay's single " YELLOW", Donovan's album " Mellow YELLOW", Amelia Brightman goes by the name of "VIOLET", a Japanese J- pop and J- rock band is called " ORANGE Range ". OK. The ones I have mentioned without the "#" are the ones I checked on Wikipedia. SO SUE ME!!!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

In My Closet

Yeah. I have nothing better to do these days. I was actually going through my closet in hopes of finding the jeans i wanted to wear the next day. I didn't find it. Nor did I find any spare long forgotten, hundred rupees note or anything. * sighs * All such things always happen in movies. All the bad things like accidents, stalkers, .... which WE think happen only in movies happen to us. So anyway, I did find my wallet which I had bought some seven years back. It had no money in it but an original, cellotaped sheet ( I got stuck at this word sheet. first I wrote original cellotaped copy, but WTF is an original copy?????) of my first poem ever, which I had written as a part of elocution class assignment, and we were supposed to write this in candle light as there was no electric power in class at that time; (ugh. This reminds me of Monday when we had to complete our physics prelim paper in darkness, as power was out at the college). Here is the poem by the way,

Monsoon o monsoon,
I hope you come soon.

In your water we play,
We, children, happy and gay.

From June to September,
There will be a merry weather.

Tiny, clear drops of thee,
Shall delight each and every tree.

The sudden flash of lightening,
Won't that be frightening?

School will give us a holiday,
What fun! If you came everyday!

Monsoon o monsoon
I hope you really come soon.

Note : I wrote this poem when I was 9 or 10 i guess. I haven't changed a single word from it's original version and have just copied it as it is from the original sheet. Yeah I was very fond of couplets. :D

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Ok. The title should have been non - vegetarianism (say, is that even a noun?). Are you a non - vegetarian? I bet you meet a lot of people who look down their nose upon you because of that. They are just plain ignorant hypocrites. They may give you all that moral crap about harming a living thing and stuff. Here is what you can say to them :

# Sea food-eaters are mainly responsible for the employment of fishermen. Meat-eaters are responsible for employment of butchers. What if everyone goes vegetarian? Will you take the responsibility of providing employment to them?

# Most fishermen live along the coast. So they can't cultivate other crops on the saline land. Naturally, they will have to move. This is going to increase the strain on the land resources of the nation. Will you take the responsibility of providing them with proper, hygienic homes?

# It is because people who eat non - vegetarian, that it is possible to supply grains to the remaining people of India. If they all go vegetarian, who is going to provide all the extra grains? Will you take the responsibility of providing good food to over a billion people?

# This one's the best. They usually give the shit about harming animals. Here is what you can reply, " When animals are being caught, at least they can move to defend themselves. They can run away and escape. They at least have a chance. YOU all are cowards. Plants or crops can't even move from their places when you cut\harvest them. You don't even give them a chance to defend themselves. You just hack them, you cowards."

* That is why people say before you criticize others, look at what you are doing. The same thing applies to plastic also. But I'll talk about plastics some other time.