Saturday, December 27, 2008

My Den'TEST...

Yups...visiting the dentist to get a tooth pulled out is the tuffest test i could ve undertaken. Unfortunately...one of my teeth...and the last one for it...took up some of my liking for sleeping and came out sleeping itself. And when u ve a tooth coming out at an angle of 34 degrees, u can't do much, other than get it pulled out.

So, i am sitting on the hot seat with all mechanical instruments eager to work out lying beside me. We have learnt destruction is easier than construction. But today i changed my perspective. And i also kno why engineering @MIT was such fun when some ppl struggled at KMC. And at the end of it, i ve lost atleast a part of my wisdom :(

And, after so many years, i ve finally found a new year resolution at the right time...I ll do whatever for not taking this test again even if that means wasting a bit of toothpaste at nyt :D

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Tough Ask??

As i walk along the crowded pavement towards the market, i cannot help but notice a man sitting by the lamp-post. He is shabbily dressed to say the least. Every now and then he waves his hands in an attempt to shoo off the flies that seem to be feasting on his legs. His clothes are tattered and his face looks sullen like he has been suffering from some disease for a long long time.

This isn't the first time i am seeing him here. Nor is it that his condition today is worse than what it has been before. Just that today, there is a burning desire within me, to find out what drives this man and what it is that he wants from his life.

Is it money??? But how long will a few dollars last? That won't change his life forever. He ll be found here again, once he has wasted his cash on a few drinks in the city bar.

Is it education??? Does education guarantee success? or peace or freedom? What do you teach a guy who has spent more than half his life watching educated people run around desperate to earn more money, happiness.

Is it health then??? I think not. Health must have come to him in plenty till a few years ago. Besides, what value would health have for a man as unconcerned about his surroundings as he is??

Or cud it be fame??? Where does fame stand in the list of most important things? Fame these days, lasts only as long as the soul. He can't be running after something so short-lived.

May be security??? When everyone is talking about security, why not he? But he isn't ready to give up on his freedom to be more secure. nor is he going to be chained down or jailed to save an insignificant life.

Or did he really care for all these things???
Alas...what he wanted was to live happily and die peacefully. A tough ask??