I want to write a well-researched piece. Not just well researched, in terms of the body of the piece, but well researched in the depths of the language used. A piece where every word is loaded. Every word has meaning. Not just individually, but contributing to the piece and, may be beyond. Every phrase should be able to stand its own and fit into context. It should be mundane in its delivery but exciting in its reach.
The feeling of the sharp blades of grass on your feet, as you walk take in the beauty of the riverside. The lush green landscape peppered with a bullock or two and some coconut trees. The feeling that you get as you sit beside a coconut tree and a crab comes crawling near you. Continue reading “That Feeling…”
Today is Independence Day. The day India, as a country, got freedom 70 years ago. Sure, we got freedom from the British colonialists. But are we free?
I got the idea for this post from a social media tag that translates to what freedom means for me. It was suggested that I post pictures with the hashtag #Azaaadi4me. But instead of posting pictures, I decided to go with this post. Maybe I’ll post a screenshot of this post with the same tag.
Freedom for me is the freedom to be an atheist. I am an atheist, there’s no doubt about that. But am I free to be one? Incidentally, today is also janmashtami or krishna jayanti. As I replace the capitalized words, krishna and jayanti, I think of how ingrained the concept of god is. Continue reading “Freedom To Be An Atheist”
I don’t hate. Period.
I don’t know what it is. Like people rationalise behaviours, I rationalise emotions and reasons for hate. Let me take you through another one of my rabbit hole musings as I talk to you about why I do not hate. Continue reading “Hate”
I am an engineering college dropout with a recent Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Yeah. Let that sink in. I got campus placed at a company within the city during my college. Fortunately, or unfortunately, I had to intern there before giving my final exams as a part of the curriculum. During that ordeal, I realised that my ideals were comparatively different than those of the company’s. I decided not to further pester the good people of that company and let them be. And therefore, here I am. On the market for a creative albeit lucrative job.
Even though I stand by my decision to leave the job in hand and look for a better one in the bush, pardon the botched adage, my family seems to think of it as the stupidest thing I have done, yet. And judging by my history, that is saying something. But, like I said, I stand by my decision. And here’s the philosophy behind it. Good Gracious! I sound grown up. Continue reading “On Being a Man-Child”
While today’s world is engulfed in social media, the importance of face to face communication cannot be overstated. Face to face communication provides a way of communicating way more effectively than the emoticon filled conversations we tend to have on social media. It has the effect of feeling and emotional connect with the other person.
While typing out conversations may have the additional advantage of thinking before “saying”, even that is lost in today’s youth. Conversations over a cup of coffee leads to immediate thinking as well as critical analysis of what is being said. Personally, I do not like the photographic evidence of memories to be digitalised. I believe in remembering the memories because of its own merit and I also believe that that has helped me to remember things that are important to me. Continue reading “Revelations – I”
We often complain about technology being too advanced and the technological generation gap between generations, but seldom do we realise that the technology that we have today in India was the technology in more developed countries like the United States or Japan, four to five years ago.
India is, in my opinion, going through a very fast paced technological advancement thanks to globalisation. The main problem though, is that our society is not adapting fast enough. This revolution is sweeping us off our feet and we are nothing but helpless. We see something that is making our lives easier and we want it. What we do not comprehend are the complete ramifications of said technology. Continue reading “Digital Darwinism”