Is reconsidering a come back!!!!

...for my being has no end

Life always brings us to a road with multiple diversions, the path you take is totally the choice you make, regardless of the fact whether you regret about it later or not. Today I chose one such path and its kind of sad but its true that this post might be my last post. Reasons are numerous and I really don't want to start counting them, of course the major ones are lack of Time and Resources!! and I don't want to do injustice to this blog which has been a long companion to me helping in expressing my experiences, happiness, miseries, to name a few... I am really thankful to all those who have supported me while I scribbled here .... with very little probable chances of returning back to writing, I may call it "THE END" , but a happy one indeed.... Please accept my apologies if any feelings or ideologies were hurt with any of my posts, though I tried not being diplomatic with the topics I posted. I will try to keep this blog up for sometime (unless i finish taking the backup of my posts, or may be blogger kicking me out due to inactivity for too long)..... I end this here and what better ending this could be....

I existed from all eternity and, behold, I am here; and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end. -Kahlil Gibran

P.S. I am reachable through the networking sites where I have a profile or thru my email id, and I expect to be in constant touch with you through these. I will also continue reading the blogs belonging to my beloved and bright fellow bloggers as I always do & would drop in my thoughts from time to time. Wishing you all the luck and a bright future ahead!! :)

Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash

Wondering why such a long post name? I am wondering too.. but I couldn't stop myself on that line. I have been a bit lazy on my blog for sometime, all I needed was a thrust for the things to come out and fall into places. And there, goes... there came a thrust loud, clear and corrupt. Many of you might be aware of the fact that a motor bike belonging to my r0ommate (aka. Vinnie) was stolen from our apartment parking place, I have posted about it earlier (read). Apparently, the miseries didn't end, rather hassles got larger, now comes the insurance company which insured the bike.

The insurance company surveyor, Mr. P.K. Das (genuine name), came to investigate later on a Sunday evening, clicked a whole bunch of photographs, starting from the place from where the bike was stolen, the roads etc., talked to our landlord for some queries, "usual procedure" he claimed. Been here, done that. After his so called "usual procedure" was over, he asked Vinnie to fill up some forms and other documentation. Here's a piece of conversation that we had with him while Vinnie was busy in documentations...
Surveyor: arey ye toh achhi baat hai ki Insurance sarkari company se hai, nahi to bohot panga hota! (its good that the insurance was from a Govt. Organisation, otherwise there'd be trouble)

Me: kaisa panga? (What trouble?)

Surveyor: arey private company company waale paisa rokne ke chakkar me rehte hai. Unke surveyors ko insurance disbursement ka paisa rokne ka award milta hai, moti rakam, dus-bara hazar rupiye. (The private insurance company tend not to disburse the insured amount, their surveyors get award for blocking the money for any particular claim, good amount, almost 10-12 k)

Me: Oh! (*amused*)

Surveyor: humara to kya hai....kaam karen bhi to wahi paisa na karen bhi to wahi. Humare liye, customer ki, ki hui kahtirdari hi award hai.. jaise aapne paani pilaya fridge ka, cigarette pilaya mehenga.... (We'll get our money or salary whether we do our work or don't, for us, the award is the appreciation from customers. Like you gave me water to drink, a cigarette to smoke, thats all)
I was sure of what he meant to say and so was Vinnie, but we didn't want to stretch the discussion on this topic. We were done with all the formalities of the day and he was too, he also demanded some more paper work from our side, which he said, would collect a week later. Suddenly, just before leaving he came close to my ears and whispered ... "Aap humara khyal rakhiye aur hum aapka rakhenge (if you take care of me, I'll take care of your work)" and gave me a weird smile. I felt like trying to escape a murder by paying my defending lawyer, fat money!!

He came back the next Sunday to complete the leftover formalities, but this time he was much more outspoken. Just as it was time to leave he deliberately asked Vinnie...
Surveyor: to kya socha aap logo ne, us baare me? (So what did you guys decide about that matter?)

Vinnie: Kis baare mein? (about what?)
He picked up a paper, did some scribbling and came up with a figure. It showed Rs. 45,000.
Surveyor: aapko minimum to itna mil hi jaega. Ab iska 10% ke hisab se hota hai 4500 rupiye... (you'll get a minimum of Rs 45k, so 10% of it comes to 4.5k)

Vinnie: but insurance amount to 55 thousand ka hai, 45 thousand kyu. Aur bhaisab! 4500 kuch zyada nahi ho raha hai? (But the insured amount is 55k, why 45k? and isn't 4500 a bit too much)

Surveyor: ab dekhiye aapki marzi hai, kaam to humein karna hai. (its your wish, but we will be handling this atlast)
Vinnie stood up and took out a big black plastic bag with something in it. I was not sure what it was.
Vinnie: ye rakhiye, aap hi ke liye laya tha! aur 4500 pe kuch negotiate kariye. Aakhir bike to meri chori hui hai, jo loss hua hai mujhi ko hua hai! (here, keep this, i bought it for you. Can there be any negotiation on 4500? My bike was stolen and i have to bear the loss whatever it may be)
The surveyor suddenly pointed out a mobile lying at the table, it was not in a working condition but was fully repairable and it was a good Nokia model.
Surveyor: ye cell phone kharab hai kya? (is this cell phone not working?)

Vinnie: haa! bas repair karwane hi wlal tha..Ye bhi aap rakh lijiye! (Yes! was just going to give it for repair...you can keep it)
I could see Vinnie's desperation to somehow get the insured money. It was his fair share and obvious. I wanted to place a tight slap on the surveyors face or may be punch him real hard, so that his guts come out dangling from his mouth!! Nevertheless, there pops up a question, a lot more and obvious indeed...... "Aren't these people paid enough?" don't they get enough to have a good medical security, a good education for their children, a proper meal three times a day? I am pretty sure they do get, and the Govt does really take care of them, well sufficient not to make one a Millionaire, but yes....to spend a decent life. Then why such a greed and deviation exists, not only for this instance, but almost everywhere the Govt has its presence. Certainty not that we support bribery, but the fear, the fear that our works might become a hassle or might not be done at all....

That is not the end. The surveyor also quoted that once an FIR is filed against the theft incidence, you need to sit back, relax and forget about your stuff, or even a thought of ever getting it back. Why? because he claims, that our Law enforcement Agencies the "Police" have un-solicited tie ups with small and big groups of miscreants. Even if they somehow find out your stuff, you would never know, except if it is recovered from some unknown sources or from local thief trying a big hand for the first time on this piece of act. Some of the assets recovered are fully dysfunctional, or are never claimed back by the owner due to the hassles involved and they eventually become the center of attraction at the outposts or stations (more specific to the vehicles that lie around).

I can go on with this...but it is too annoying to for me to stretch anymore. Aren't we paying the fat taxes to the Govt. at the end of each year? Is this ever going to get over or is this what we deserve? or do we have to live with it anyway and die peacefully one day?

P.S.: The above stated facts and figures are true to the best of my knowledge.
P.P.S:The line "Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash" is from a song called "Money" by a greatest band ever...Pink floyd.

Excerpt from the brown diary

Page 122,

Subject: About me in 10 minutes
17 June,

Well, I guess I should start with the usual cliché of how I'm so brilliant It'd be impossible to enter a small summary, but I can summon my life up in a few sentences if needed.

Those sentences would be;
I'm a synesthete and very energetic. I'm unique, outgoing, friendly, easy, and fun. I never think twice when it comes to helping another person. I m a tad-bit stoic. I have many interests, but enjoying life is at the top of the list. I think most people read me as being quiet, unassuming, and generally easy-going, which is certainly true, but I'm definitely more outgoing around close friends. I sometimes worry that people take me too seriously, because I have a tendency to become playfully contentious over silly topics just for fun (think Seinfeld). Sarcasm is fun, but I'm way too much of a softy to ever say anything mean.
Well, not so much a sentence as a mindless word, but I guess that best sums up how everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) in the world I'd react to. I'm seriously de-sensitized but I'm sensitive. Yes, I'm an oxymoron, WITH the oxy. In fact, 4 times the bloody oxy...
With rare exception, I would say that I'm above average in maturity for my age--or at least good at pretending to be. I'm also quite introspective and self-aware, but that doesn't seem to help me much in describing myself to others.
Anyways....I'm not a fan of high fashion... on me. I'm a jeans-and-a-t-shirt kind of guy. I am low-maintenance.

I'm good at-
Laughing, Dancing, Finding humor in everyday life, Memorizing lines, Amusing myself, Sleeping, Breathing, Blinking, Listening to people, Acting, Keeping a level head, Seeing the glass as half full

I enjoy being sarcastic and teasing my friends, as they do me. I like being around people and being loud and obnoxious. I tend to feed off other people's energy and mirror their personalities. Not that i don't have a personality of my own, that's just the way I am. I like going out, but I'd generally prefer staying at home with my close friends than spending a fortune at a restaurant or plex. I'm messy and clean at the same time. I'm usually late but hate tardy people. dumb-heads freak me out... until i get to know them. I don't find scrawny people as attractive as 'fuller' people. I love making new friends and new social situations excite me. I enjoy getting to know strangers and exchanging life stories.Seriously, I can make friends with just about anyone as long as that person is willing to let me. This usually leaves me with the sensation that I have a lot of mediocre relationships. Though I like this virtue of mine, I'm going try and focus my energy into fewer people.

I'm also excellent at procrastination. Things tend to work out well enough that I have no need to change this... but I have no idea what to do to change it. I work well under pressure even though I rather not to.

I'm also really good at staying optimistic... almost to the point that it's annoying. I can usually find the good in anything and anyone. Pessimists exhaust me.

I spend a lot of time thinking about:Your mom. Ha, another funny.

Actually, the future. I feel like I am where I need to be, doing exactly what i need to be doing... But this won't be forever. I think about what the future will bring... I think/worry about the effects of: global warming, our insatiable hunger for oil and wonder when alternative fuels are going to change our lives. I think about the effects of my poor eating habits and lack of activity.
Questions on my mind: Are the Mayans right in their prediction of the end of the world in 2012? Am I in the correct job? How much more dependent on technology will we become? And many more
It's kind of exhausting, so I tend to keep these thoughts to myself... unless someone else brings them up. And even then I don't elaborate much.

Oh, btw, not finished with this and probably never will...not certainly within 10 minutes..

P.S: This above piece of excerpt is about the protagonist from a fiction, a fiction which I call a "Brown Diary". This is a live fiction and I would try to keep the story going on as much as possible....
P.P.S: This is a work of fiction, any resemblance to people, places or incidence is purely coincidental.

55 Non-Fiction


ou did it.... I know that!!"... he smiled at me. It's annoying that I don't remember, who it was. But it was the night after I got my ticket to have a trip, a trip to the brutish realities of life. It was much more like a wild card entry, like the ones they have in the reality TV shows. Was I meant for this? the questions still haunts me. A reality that is so obvious... so subtle, yet un-acceptable!!

This is my first attempt of a 55 Non-Fiction. I know that its a frowning question, as there exists nothing called a 55 Non-Fiction *I am unaware of it if in case it exits*. But to be honest, I wanted to stay in the real side of me. I felt that its a much more difficult thing to express. Realities close to life, in just 55 words!? I mean, its like asking to spell out the Periodic table in....what!...15 seconds?... It was a tough thing to crack. I don't know, how many of you agree with this... but somehow I did manage.. and so

"He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man" (Hunter Thompson)

Carpe diem!

P.S.: I am trying to come up with a 55-Fiction shortly, but will highly depend on the feedback on this.
So, please rate and comment...its free!!. :P
P.P.S: Please feel free to use the 55 Non-Fiction logo above if you intend to have one for your site...its free too!! :D *Its created by me...so no copyright issues*
P.P.P.S: Kindly excuse incase the word limit exceeds 55..i really didn't count... :)

k-a-POW!! You've been tagged

So here I got tagged for the first time *in Blogger* by Wrahool. I was pretty much nervous *lol* answering the questions but atlast I succeeded in answering them all..phew!! So here it is ... wait.. but before that, here are some rules and regualtion of this Tag..

Rules! Rules! Rules!
1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share the ABCs of you.
4. Tag 3 people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let the 3 tagged people know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
6. Do not tag the same person repeatedly but try to tag different people, so that there is a big network of bloggers doing this tag!

Please bear with my ABC's... Here it goes:
  1. A – Available/Single?
    Ans: sadly !! None... sob!
  2. B – Best friend?
    Ans: Lots of them... just can't mention any specific name!
  3. C – Cake or Pie?
    Ans: Pie of course... I can stick my thumb in it while eating!! :P
  4. D – Drink of choice?
    Ans: Singapore sling!! :D
  5. E – Essential item you use every day?
    Ans: My lighter? and oh!.. my clothes :P :P
  6. F – Favorite color?
    Ans: Fade to Black. Deep Blue Sky. Maroon -5.....wait!!! did u ask colors??
  7. G – Gummy Bears Or Worms?
    Ans: There are much better things in this world...
  8. H – Hometown?
    Ans: Silchar, a very very small town from a North Eastern State Assam... I am kinda village boy u know!!... :)
  9. I – Indulgence?
    Ans: Guitar, Western Classical Music, Internet, and Oracle (*Not the Matrix's Oracle* )
  10. J – January or February?
    Ans: Hogaust!! ....is that a month??
  11. K – Kids & their names?
    Ans: Chintoo, Chinoo, Munni, Babli, Bablu, Polta, Khoka, Tutul, Tatun, Hablu, Gultush, Pogo, Pichku, Bombol, Bubai, Tinky, Laltu..etc.etc.. What??? these are all Kids name...i guess.. aint't it? I have some acquaintances bearing these prestigious name in my family tree...while others are just FYI... :P
  12. L – Life is incomplete without?
    Ans: Chewing gums and..... Megan Fox?? :D
  13. M – Marriage date?
    Ans: Very Soon! :)
  14. N – Number of siblings?
    Ans: One younger sis.
  15. O – Oranges or Apples?
    Ans: Banana's...Its sad that they are going to get extinct after some years. :'(
  16. P – Phobias/Fears?
    Ans: Atelophobia... serious one!
  17. Q – Quote for today?
    Ans: “It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job: it's a depression when you lose yours.”
  18. R – Reason to smile?
    Ans: Pearl white teeths .."Arey wah Raju...tumhare daat to motiyon jaise chamak rahen hai!!" :P
  19. S – Season?
    Ans: Spring... I love thy Blossoms!!! and Chirping birds, the fresh wind, the new leaves ...
  20. T – Tag 3 People?
    Ans: Huh!!?? *I already did*
  21. U – Unknown fact about me?
    Ans: I am a Martian!!
  22. V – Vegetable you don't like?
    Ans: Almost all... coz a vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after some time it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables. *eating vegetables are good for your skin, and your eyes, and your hairs, and your.. ok!! thats enough*
  23. W – Worst habit?
    Ans: I tend to portray a real rational or a serious issue as a PUN. Mostly, intended. "Old habits die hard!" :P
  24. X – X-rays you've had?
    Ans: My right arm, My left Leg and ....ok!! thats too much information!!
  25. Y – Your favorite food?
    Ans: Whatever my mom cooks!! She's an angel! :D
  26. Z – Zodiac sign?
    Ans: Virgo... and yes a lot of traits do match!! unfortunately!!

Now as per the rules, I am supposed to tag three bloggers so here they are:
1. Vipul
2. Pawan
3. Rishi

So once you are done with the tags do let me know!!

P.S. There's no P.S. for this posts except the pic that is edited by me!!

40 years of a magnificient journey

We just stepped into the 40th year since man stepped on moon. 40 years back on 20th July 1969, man made a remarkable achievement, they "Landed on Moon". The most astonishing achievement of all time, with available technologies back then it was indeed a Hall-mark step for humankind. The Apollo 11 mission, is stated to be the first manned mission Launched on July 16, 1969, with Mission Commander Neil Alden Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Eugene 'Buzz' Aldrin, Jr.

Though it was a remarkable and significant achievement by earthlings, it was branded as a controversy by many known and un-known scholars and researchers across the globe. Some stated the fact that it was a mere hoax and just an in-house makeup by the US Govt. and NASA in their so called secret military facility known as the Area-51. Russia's satellite imagery pointed that many of places in the Area-51 resemble to a lunar surface with huge craters and dents. The facts stated by these theories can't be ignored by a man who understands Science , nevertheless, the fact that they did 'land' on moon was also not inevitable. This has always been a controversy to people accepting it as a mere collection of facts and the understanding of whether it is possible for a human body to travel far into space. But for a common man, it still is a benchmark achievement. A benchmark that clearly indicates the human capabilities of creating a much better world to live in.

Picture courtesy: Wikipedia

I was gripped with extra-terrestrial activities from a couple of days. By activities I mean my activities such as watching the Youtube Paranormal TV UFO shows, reading about the greatest solar eclipse that is about to happen on 22nd of July 2009, and then came the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. I wish I can witness the great eclipse on 2nd. It all fell into places, and I did a whole lot of research on almost all of the above three... here are some of my findings that you might enjoy..rest are a bit too technical and I might consider you dozing off going through all of them..

Read about the Moon landing conspiracy theory and what the theory suggests and how is/was it proved wrong, here.

A marvelous site to give you the experience that people had, 40 years back in front of their Black & white Television sets, a bit more emphasized and modified version though, powered by AOL- We Choose the Moon.

Picture Courtesy-We choose the Moon (Click to Enlarge)

Picture - A creative Google Doodle (in case you've missed it)

1. First Picture of Moon
Picture courtesy: Clicked by myself