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Dear Children of Future

Dear children of future,

It is hard to describe the gift of life. For the next few years, you will go through numerous events and situations. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry. Some will confuse you, others will fill you with joy. No matter what it is, always know that these events are what makes life.. well The Life. You should never give up the hold on it.

This real world you are gonna live in will be full of blunders and beauty. Some will say the half truth, bombard you with their biased emotional commentary and will try to influence you to align to their Ideology. They will try to suppress your voice against their agendas. Whereas the other set of people will give you hope, freedom and respect for your existence as a human and to your voice. Choose wisely who do you want to go with.

Always believe that all the people are always good at heart and situations make them what they are today. Excuse them to an extent. And it is okay to be confused by seeing the chaos, inside and outside. When a certain question pops up, I want you to be curious. When, something sparks your interest, I want you to read about it. Do something about it. Watch movies and documentaries about it. Google it. Learn about it. Stimulate your brain and not to just rely on opinions the world system throws on you. I want you to educate that beautiful mind of yours.

Also remember, anything that creates hatred and divide, ignore it. People will tell you that this is not how the real world works. But that’s okay. No one should take an eye for an eye, otherwise your children will be living in a world which is blind. This world has been created for you to experience it and become more mature day by day, year by year. Let the love sink in for all. Try to cling to music, to poems, to quotes, to writing, to art, to the scientific beauty for not to feel alone. These things will help you realize that someone else is out there who knows how exactly you feel. There are people to explain the things which you cannot. Less lonely, more beautifully.

Ultimately all it boils down to you and your ‘being’ ness. You are not a machine made with flesh and bones. Whenever the going gets tough, put your hand on the left part of your chest and feel the beat. That’s hope. That’s life!

Happy Children’s Day. Cheers 🙂

SRK – from an Analytical Perspective

There was a conference held at Vienna in 2012. One of the topic was titled ‘Shah Rukh Khan and Global Bollywood’. In a country like India which is heavily diverse by languages, races, religions and castes, an ordinary boy from a middle-class household becomes a superstar and goes on to be a face of Indian secularism is one of a kind example.

[One can access the official excerpt here: https://www.univie.ac.at/srk2010/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/PRESSenglishlongversion.pdf]

Aamir khan might have grossed four hundred crores or Salman Khan might be the greatest star for bollywood based on average earnings, but there is still an undeniable enthusiasm and curiosity shared by people for Shahrukh. The reasons lie in the roots where he came from and the series of actions he took. This is no way a comparison and we are not demeaning anyone. Factually, Salman and Aamir were born with the silver-spoon while Shahrukh was an outsider. Rejecting the oppositions and suggestions posed by the relatives and caretakers, he came to Mumbai. And what happened thereafter, the endless struggle and victory can beautifully be reflected by a dialogue from Black Friday, “Maamu kahani sunate reh gaye aur ladke ne chaand chum liya!” Globalization came into our homes at the times when SRK was entering industry. Computers were going mainstream. Ram Janmabhoomi Andolan was at its peak, the gap between Hindus and Muslims was broadening, Berlin wall fell down and Soviet Union had been dissolved. Global and local situations were erratic. And Indian Film Industry was no exception. It’s surprising to see how Glocal phenomenons affect the very things we’re involved with. Old stars like Bachchan and Mithun were on their descent. Identity crisis in the context of ‘Global Citizens or Indian citizens’ were starting to pop up. Here, Shahrukh emerged as an answer.

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She wrote down a beautiful message for us – the people buried under screens!

Holly Butcher, an Australian woman, left us on the morning of 4th of this month. At mere age of 27, she has found something important which we just aspire to search for. She had a rare form of cancer, and just a day before leaving the earth she penned down a powerful letter for all of us. I just happened to come across that post. It touched me somewhere and left me humble and teary for a while. Re-posting it for you guys.


By no means, I own the rights or wanna take credit for this post. Just felt like sharing it 🙂


 

A bit of life advice from Hol:

It’s a strange thing to realise and accept your mortality at 26 years young. It’s just one of those things you ignore. The days tick by and you just expect they will keep on coming; Until the unexpected happens. I always imagined myself growing old, wrinkled and grey- most likely caused by the beautiful family (lots of kiddies) I planned on building with the love of my life. I want that so bad it hurts.

That’s the thing about life; It is fragile, precious and unpredictable and each day is a gift, not a given right.

I’m 27 now. I don’t want to go. I love my life. I am happy.. I owe that to my loved ones. But the control is out of my hands.

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Dreams – One way or the other

What passes on is time, and what get spent is us. So before you get totally spent, live that dream you are counting on all your life.

This doesn’t make any sense

But well not everything does, not everything has to.

now I am gonna touch the age old ghisa-pita discussion of what race are you racing in! You don’t have control over your birth, your religion, your caste, the economical situation you get born into and the kind of schooling you get.. nothing. You grow up, see other kids passing their board exams, getting into the college and then graduate, so do you! You are lucky if you get a job among thousand candidates for a single vacancy otherwise you go for something which can at least earn you daily bread and butter, you get a girl according to your stability and financial conditions, you marry, manufacture children, apply same cycle to them and then on one fine day your heartbeat stops.

Well, that’s it. Everyone among us is doing it with or without realizing it. Nothing new and nobody is special.

Oh, but wait there is always a thing that makes you special. The thing you buried down years ago. Your dream. yes!! That poor little thing which you never nurtured. Ohh boy..

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You are on time

Time is but the stream I go a-fishin in.

    – Henry David Thoreau

Sydney is two hours ahead of Manila, but it does not mean that Manila is slow and Sydney is faster than it. Its just both countries are working based on their own ‘Time Zone’.

Someone is still single, someone got married and ‘waited’ ten years before having a child, there is another someone who had a baby within a year after marriage and the ones without marriage :p

Someone graduated at the age of 22 and yet waited 5 years before securing a job, and there is another who graduated at the age of 27 and secured employment just after national service.

Someone became CEO at the age of 25 and died at the age of 50 while another became CEO at the age of 50 and lived for 90 years.

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