Tuesday, December 16, 2008

smile a while and while you smile
others will smile and soon there will
be miles and miles of smile
'coz its worthwhile
only while you smile :-)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

yeah, we can still remain young at heart though..
i picture myself saying ..hello. i am Sneha, and i am 75 years young :-)

growing old?

at least 9 of my acquaintances got engaged or got married from august 2008-December 2008 .. i got to know about some of it, saw pics on orkut, or in some cases, had invitations to attend the function and i attended. that's not the point. from nov-feb, everyday atleast 5 couples tie the knot in pune. the wedding season you see! the point is, all of these people were my classmates/ part of my group at some time! now..thats different! people who are of your age/ your friends are actually tying the knot/are planning to in near future! feels that you have become old???
somehow, for me, wedding is often attached to the idea of being mature, responsible, self sufficient and so on. i do feel old at the thought that people around me..of my age.. are preparing to get married!
not only marriages. i wrote a mail to some of my friends some days ago.
we, used to sit at savera, fighting over trivial issues like who didnt call are seriously planning about life, careers, weddings, married lives, and future plans. we have become mature and sensible . we used to keep note of the credit of Rs. 3 from we easily give out greens of 100... trivial issues dont bother us it?

we used to call each other, fight, curse, refuse to speak, patch up after fight.... and love unconditionally. now ego comes in..the behaviour has become artificial..for many of us, even the love equations become calculated, and less straight from heart. .. we try to look at people and their actions in more political ways, doubt the intentions and start forming conspiracy theories.. if any issue bother us, we prefer to keep mum about it and let the other person suffer..
we do not cry about the things that touched our hearts.. be it a peace of music, an evening on tekdi, a fight with a dear friend, or feeling of being left out. we dont display emotions that easily.
we become less active than we were 5 yeas ago.... and there remains a little trace of how we were in 11th-12th..freer, more natural, less egoistic and less stubborn..and full of life!
may be, or rather this must be happening with everybody.. there are yet to be more changes in lives.. and we will surely feel life wo'nt be again the same.. there is quarter life crisis, married life crises, worklife crises, and so on.. we will feel it on every mode of our life.. just wanted to voice out the feeling..
anyways, our favourite saying holds good.. "you see..age is catchin' up.." (but from right now??!!)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

the glasses of ignorance

read times of India- especially pune times and mirror. you will gain fabulous insights about the recent trends in clothing, belly dancing, PYTs wearing chic dresses, relationship's mantra, who's who present at a movie premiere and big fat Indian weddings. you will be happy to know that somebody or the other is launching collection of your own choice, u can get flat 20% off on some designer accessories(3400 only you know..), there is new noodle and salad bar opened at hot spot in the city, which you always wanted to taste, and Katrina-salman relationship may still be unaffected.
now read special issues of weeklies, which deal with super successful and most paying careers. then read advertisements and brochures of various B-schools. get yourself enrolled and you can sleep in dreams of a handsome pay, world tours, chic parties, trendiest clothes, and a 'happy' life.
if you are bored to read this(the chances are rare) scan through the other newspapers, news channels, other weeklies, and some articles by "they think they are intellectuals". do you see some other world existing? now if you please remove those ultra modern and trendy and 'chic' glasses, a world is dying there to get noticed. welcome to the other world.

do you see how many blasts happened in last six months in India? do you see Indian economy suffering from double digit inflation? do you see increasing rates of petrol, gold, Euro and other household goods? did you notice that every transport has increased the tickets including the airways? do you notice the frequent power and water cuts in the city? do you notice the level of water in dams? have you ever thought how would the life be for a man who earns not more than 12 thousand rs per month? or you really cant see? or rather..don't want to?
go to a B-school, talk to the students, and all the concern they have is whether they will get a package of 11 per annum or 12. access the electronic media, and at least 9 hours in a day they talk about the pairings, break ups and parties in bollywood and Hollywood. or about the corruptions and accidents. open the sunday supplements of national dailies and you will find absolutely nothing other than the topics mentioned above. does nobody, really nobody wants to have a look at some of the very depressing realities around?
let the poverty, population, unemployment, poor std of living, debt on economy and politics be. everyone is now dead bored by chewing these topics over and over. but shouldn't recent happenings around us have some kind of cognizance in minds and thoughts (and media).?
i perfectly accept that society is always unequal and functions on various levels. the function of social processes is in fact to maintain the power equilibrium and that's how it happens. but has our every element of society gone so ignorant about the reality around? media is supposed to be the mirror of society-which society is really getting reflected?
i do not have any grudges about issues mentioned above. lifestyles, fashions, entertainments, all are very important aspects of life. they provide you innovation, change and relaxation. but their role in life should be limited somewhere. and it should keep our mind open and receptive enough to grasp the realities as well. it is very clear that everyone can't take the action about it. but let the thought and the awareness, the realization not die.
ignore the surroundings. be in your own world. who wants that bugging thought behind you? if that is the strategy and philosophy of the social elements and social processes, it needs a radical change. and for collective good. youth and media should be aware and active in such situation, but frankly chances of creation of this awareness are still dim.
readers, please let the tiniest thought enter your mind from the back door and shake you. don't take any immediate action as nobody of us can, but at least you will be a well aware citizen. be clear about your environment, and where are we heading to.
else, i see all of us limited to talks in drawing rooms and saying: "
ignorance is bliss. how very true."