For millions of years mankind lived just like animals .Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination We learned to talk . Why won't you talk to me. You never talk to me.What are you thinking.What are you feeling Why won't you talk to me. Where do we go from here. It doesn't have to be like this All we need to do is make sure we keep talking . Keep Talking

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Power of mind : The slight 'tap'

Here is my reply to one of the posts by Amitabh Bachchan on his blog here

Just some thoughts, Sensible - maybe or maybe not !


Hi Mr. Bachchan,
Have been addicted to your blog for last 2 weeks and this is the first time I am posting . Your post of the 'MIND' made me write .
I completely agree with you that we use only a fraction of the power of our mind during our life time . Although whether it is 33% or 10% is contestable . Nevertheless , the bottomline is that we dont use 100% percent of our capabilities.
Some people who are able to reach to the depth of their minds and cull out a extra iota of thought, idea and convert them to action are the ones who would be definetely 'labelled' as more successful leading to being famous /known/ or just more content.

However i would like to debate the point wherein you gave the impression that working long hours, stretching the day to the maximum, doing mind boggling number of 'activities' in a single day is actually akin to using more redundant unsed potential of the mind.
I would rather attribute it to will power and deep personal interest in the activitiy and obviously a more disciplined life.

According to me this is what makes a polevaulter get a gold medal , this is what makes an explorer discover a new land , this is what makes a man write an autobiography and influence people . BUT, the above did not lead to the invention of electricity or the concepton of the Art of Living or simple theory of Non Violence.
According to me using more than average potential of the brain would result in a 'tap' which has a Domino effect , which goes on to affect another being and another and another for possibly an eternity. The people who do that are the people who would have learnt the art of scraping the depth of the human potential .

Similarly , Mr. Bachchan would be remembered for being the star of the millenium , probably one of the most famous man , an entertainer par excellence, the best example of a family man , hardworking , astute, gentleman, an inspiration and a 'complete man' . However , the 'Tap' seems to be missing.

YOu know sir , my worry nowadays is that i dont remember anything about my great grandfather /mother and it has been only about 40 years since he passed away (i am only 30yrs) ... just imagine if ones own family doesnt remember anything about you in just less than half a century . Probably for a more famous person it would be about double that and for you it would be probably 4-5 times that . BUT what abt after it ?

Leaving a legacy behind is one thing and leaving a leagacy with a 'tap' for the next domino is another thing .... .

You have made a start by exploring your ability to influence people by this blog ... i am sure this might just be a beginning of the 'tap' which would create millions of ABs fr the future .

Pharoahs tried to 'force' their memory till almost 3000 years (till date) by building something which 'lasts' But i am sure you will agree that 'Jesus' would last more that the Pharoahs if we put them to a race.

Enough of my ramblings . Hope i made some sense


Friday, May 23, 2008

Ups and Downs !

Life is like a roller coaster . I am sure you all have heard it many times , at least I have., Now what does it mean , does it mean up and down in career / love / relationships/ money/ lifestyle . Is it like a sinusoidal curve?
C Mon, it can’t be all that simple. The whole concept of that if there is an Up there has to be a DOWN. If we give this even an iota of our though then it wouldn’t make sense.

If we believe in the Up and down then this is what will happen:

You wouldn’t dream as you would , obviously believe that there is no use . After all you have to come back to the same level so what’s the whole f!@#ing point

You wouldn’t invest in relationships – what’s the point , things are going to be good for a while and then it would be back to normal or perhaps worse.

You wouldn’t want a promotion – same argument.

But I guess it doesn’t take a scientist to understand that life is not sinusoidal. The amplitude of the wave is not constant . The pitch of the wave is not constant.The ups and downs are not constant .

Wow that’s a different thought.

It means that if we do things properly we Can take it to different levels.
It means that if we put effort in a relationship it will pay off
It means that the more you dream the more you can achieve commensurate to your efforts

So ? you may ask . This even a paanchvi pass can articulate.
Yes ! I say . But we surely made more sense when we were in 5th standard than now .

Just thought of brushing up my memory. This is required when we are over 30.
Basic things are forgotten.

Good night .

Friday, May 09, 2008

Long time no see -

Intezaar ka phal meetha hota hai . Check this out.

My Latest trip to the SIWA OASIS. For those who dont know about this please google it and read for yourself.

Mind boggling place and highly recommended for those who like to tread a not-so-beaten track. Pic taken at the GREAT SAND SEA on the Libyan border

More pics here

I bet you will love it.

P.S - I know that conceptually this is not an original photograph but i guess somethings are just meant to be 'inspired' from .