Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Abstractist

By the virtue of myth, an explanation was tried
Humble by the fleet, thoughts march up to the night
The soul lies in dreams with eyes tightly shut
Encircled by the spectrum of polychromatic light

Wishful thinking on the brink of a sunrise
Old ways are sinking , giving way to the wise
The soul lies in dreams with heart open wide
The gift of abundance cant be more precise

Sweet fragrance of self-discovery molds the mind
A lesson engraved with every moment unsigned
The soul lies in dreams with clarity in choice
The unification of the day leaves the answers behind

The chase for the meaning is the collage of space
Origins of life makes every move without a trace
The soul lies in dreams with a cosmic resurrection
Into the crater of nameless , the peaceful ways

Time has frozen, its only a factor with now
Flying grains of sand creates the bed somehow
The soul lies in dreams on this bed of earth
Embraces a wisdom, seeking the clear skies above

So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


This is a collection of quotes related to education. Just something to keep the blog active while I'm getting very busy these days with some personal work. I hope they make sense.

It appears that most persons who have achieved fame and success in the world of ideas are cynical about formal education. These people are a select few, who often achieved success in spite of their education, or even without it. As has been said, the clever largely educate themselves, those less able aren't sufficiently clever or imaginative to benefit much from education. -

He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.
Benjamin Franklin

‘Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.’
Henry Brook Adams

‘Age 7–Why? Age 17–Why not? Age 37–Because!’ - David Campbell

‘I began my education at a very early age - in fact, right after I left college.’
Winston Churchill

‘Personally, I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.’
Winston Churchill

The inculcation of the incomprehensible into the ignorant by the incompetent.
Josiah Stamp

It is little short of a miracle that modern methods of instruction have not already completely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry…. I believe that one could even deprive a healthy beast of prey of its voraciousness if one could force it with a whip to eat continuously whether it were hungry or not…
Albert Einstein

The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.
Elbert Hubbard

Consider... the university professor. What is his function? Simply to pass on to fresh generations of numskulls a body of so-called knowledge that is fragmentary, unimportant, and, in large part, untrue. His whole professional activity is circumscribed by the prejudices, vanities and avarices of his university trustees, i.e., a committee of soap-boilers, nail manufacturers, bank-directors and politicians. The moment he offends these vermin he is undone. He cannot so much as think aloud without running a risk of having them fan his pantaloons.
H. L. Mencken

The things taught in colleges and schools are not an education, but the means of education.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Mark Twain

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Oscar Wilde

There is nothing so stupid as an educated man, if you get off the thing that he was educated in.
Will Rogers

A wise man is one who finally realizes that there are some questions one can ask which may have no answers.

Only the curious will learn and only the resolute will overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.
Edmund S. Wilson

‘This coercion had such a deterring effect upon me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful for an entire year.’
Albert Einstein

‘An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn’t take his education too seriously.’
Charles F. Kettering

‘There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men, who talk in a road, according to the notions they have borrowed and the prejudices of their education.’
John Locke

‘An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.’
Anatole France

‘An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn’t take his education too seriously.’
Charles F. Kettering

‘There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men, who talk in a road, according to the notions they have borrowed and the prejudices of their education.’
John Locke

‘The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.’
John Lubbock

‘School days, I believe, are the unhappiest in the whole span of human existence.
H. L. Mencken

‘The pupil who is never required to do what he cannot do, never does what he can do.’
John Stuart Mill

‘Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.’
Beatrix Potter

‘It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather that the hope of creating future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.’
Bertrand Russell

‘The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.’
George Santayana

‘My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but prevented me from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself.’
George Bernard Shaw

‘A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence university education.’
George Bernard Shaw

‘I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.’

‘The mediocre teacher tells; the good teacher explains; the superior teacher demonstrates; the great teacher inspires.’
William Arthur Ward

‘Education is an admirable thing, but it is as well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.’
Oscar Wilde

Monday, April 20, 2009


This is by far the most positive lines I have ever written in my entire life. I wish to thank that stranger angel who touched me with a wind of change and turned the wheels of my life forever. This is dedicated to you my quantum physics friend and mysticism enthusiast ! God Bless Ya ! :)

I made a promise to myself a few hours ago,
Something that I should have done have a long time ago
Just closed my eyes,drenched myself in the rain
Said goodbye to those whys, said goodbye to my pain

I made a promise to myself this evening
Theres nothing that can stop me from flying
Theres nothing so louder than the silence of peace
Theres nothing so melodious than the sound of a fresh beginning

I made a promise to myself with a smile
I'll breathe free and speak true as I walk every mile
I'll look into the sky and open my arms for the birds
As I carry my bag and start this journey westwards

I made a promise to myself from the heart
All my yesterdays are just few lines on my hand
I have a wind to chase and ride on a happiness cart
I have a dream to dream,I'm the water and I'm the sand

I made a promise to myself like the child
Who collected stones and marbles in the wild
Whose innocence reflected the clarity of his mind
And this child is reborn, his ambitions unwind

I made a promise to myself like the soldier
Who shall never leave a fallen man behind
Whose will is concise and thoughts are clear
Who feels alive , who hopes and become the light for the blind

I made a promise to myself on a pillar of truth
If promises were made to be broken , then I'll prove
That this promise is rendered eternal as it could
I'm a satellite in the space like I'm a cricket in the wood

I made a promise to myself like today never happened
I'll bring a smile to everyone, I will ever meet till the end
Wipe the tears , crush fears and make each moment count
As I carry my bag and start this journey westbound
Yes I 'm found !

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin

Friday, April 17, 2009


Before you start reading this article I suggest you watch this very small video for a quick primer :)


What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires -- desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way.
Bertrand Russell

For quite sometime now I have been witnessing an endless stream of elections related posts/debate all around the blogosphere. Quite expected but nothing unusual. I dont deny the facts and statistics put up by the people and it looks like everyone has some kind of opinion about it. There are groups who says to vote to give the right candidate a chance , then there are others who remain indifferent because they certainly feel even voting the right candidate wont make any significant difference as in the longer run even that candidate is going succumb under the relentless pressure by the corrupt system and then there are those who wish to promote negative voting.

Difference of opinion is healthy but problem doesnt lie in our difference of opinion. While I'm assuming readers and writers over here have a decent amount of insider knowledge about India as a country of the 21st Century , I believe still the level of intellect required to draw a substantial and robust solution to the long pending problems our nation is lacking. This is quite evident when you see the current condition of the country where Pizza Hubs and International Burger Giants have penetrated inside every metro and comso cities yet theres a quantum leap in the starvation related deaths. The economic disparity and the wild split in socio-economic conditions is primarily because of the same problem of level of intellect. Despite endless measures, staggering passage of 5 year plans and unequal distribution of benefits shared by the mass because of our ever growing economy yet for more than sixty years we have been accumulating problems after problems without permanent remedy. Today's problems are because of yesterday's short sighted solutions of the same group of intellects. I dont blame them because to a certain point even their minds and hands are tied infront of the bureaucrats and corporate powerhouses who are the real show runners behind the curtains of democracy. We have been beating around the bush while miserably failed to see the bigger and greater picture that lies ahead of us all.

I wish to present certain facts which are upto you to understand from an unbiased standpoint. I dont mean to preach an outsmarting insighter with infallible rectitude but rather consider it just another point of view about everyone else's point of view. I'm not asking you to believe me outrightly neither I'm standing as a potential candidate from any place. You can interpret whichever way you want and I'll be more happy to get a criticcal feedback than a common standing response. But do it from a rational and open minded approach. Thats all I request to the readers.


One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

When I say beating around the bush and failing to see the bigger picture is the real problem what do I exactly mean ? I'll put a short context from our very own Writer's Lounge Blog. A person writes in his blog
What has happened to the terror strikes?? Is the security and intelligence network working over time or may be politicians have signed a confidential and secret ceasefire with them.
Of course it will cease to exist once the election ends??( i hope this is nt true)

I will say that the question is rather sarcastic and least explainable howe ever has some truth and weight in it. Now here goes an equally good reply from another reader

Terror strikes don't ask security or intelligence agencies of the target country weather they're prepared or not - recent attacks in Orissa,Chattisgarh,Bihar and Jharkhand have shown the loopholes again shown in the establishment, in the words of the BSF chief:" No prior intelligence on the attack of around 300 armed Naxals is a failure on our part"

Well the answer is quite specific in nature however not pointing towards a possible conclusion or some definite solution either. I'm sure both the question raiser and the person with the answer have a strong view points about their understandings of terrorism and Indian politics but least aware to the fact that terrorism has more to DO with our socio-pschyological apathy than with the failure of intelligence. This whole conversation is a snapshot of what has been going on since the last 60 years in our nation. Even people who have read my comments in several nation/terrorism related posts have witnessed that they are Just a posts in itself rather than a comment. I can even keep speaking endlessly about terrorism and extremist agenda as I have closely worked with several Intelligence agencies in the past. But does that mean my understanding of politics and terrorism is greater than yours. From the eyes of an intellectual the answer is invariably going to be yes but from a deeper epistemological point of view the answer is certainly 'No'.

Asking intelligent questions and carving equally good answers is the first and last stage of problem solving metholodogy we have. Our nation has no shortage of intellects but they all are fundamentally debating the wrong issue while ironically both of them stand on valid grounds. This whole concept is based on Edward De Bono's "How human race didnt learn to think at all". Another possible good read is "I'm Right You are Wrong by the same author. Just ask yourself this much that "If our nation is considered as one single person " then dont you think he/she suffers from pshycological disorder ?

We are trapped inside a cube of problems and thinking/debating within the box itself. All the sides of the box contains a particular consensus of certain groups and very much incongrous to the others. None can see the cube as a whole because everyone is so much entrenched on their own conclusions based on information given to them by others and passed along for generations.
This is all because we lack serious parallel thinking capabilities as well as giving chance to the inner self to find the right answers rather than arranging tones of data and information from different media sources and other public libraries. No one really understands that the objective of the arguments is not to prove a point or squash the differing party completly but rather be open minded enough to accept and progress. Theres always a debate like this :

"Hey this blue bench is my side and that red bench over there is the losing side". Thats it !

The problem is our minds are well controlled while thoroughly mis guided by the same elements who run the government. By govt. I dont mean the microphone banging netas and hardcore criminals but the sophisticed corporate tycoons with immense control and influence over the cabinet. A poor famer has no clue of what provisions he has been granted by the Constitution and neither an average middle class who votes has any clue about the reality of the candidate except what the media potrays about the candidate. Neither the media has any clue of what they are broadcasting is of any substantial relevance to the actual progress and awareness of the nation. This may sound outrageous and highly improbable to you but you will see it in the following sections how probable and highly possible it is. So the final question comes where is this thing going anyways ?


There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth, the persistent refusal to analyze the causes of happenings. - Dorothy Simpson

I dont disagree that its our own indifference that lets these rotten political elements find a place in the cabinet but more importantly problems of 60 years cant be just fixed by voting a political party that will again get allied with some other party to find a place in power. Again the vicious circle of progress will take place and people will keep pointing fingers at each other due to the extreme self-righteous perspectives based on whatever they have concluded to their convinience and intellectual desires.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion but not their facts. Wisely said so by someone in the past and quite certainly applies to everyone of us. The same goes for our country as a single person. India is entitled to its own opinion but not the facts. So let me place a few list of so called 'facts' of our nation among many others which I have already mentioned in one of my comments in the past.

1. India's total external debt as of march 2009 = $230.85 billion
Total declared assets of all the politicians = $237 billion

2.Official unemployment exceeds by 9%.
GDP growth 9%
Inflation 9%
The workforce in regular employment 9%

3.Truckers pay annually $5 billion in bribes across cross state borders.
Total assets of government officers in cross state borders
= $5 billion

4. 1.6 % of the population are HIV positive = The stolen electricity amounts to 1.5% of GDP

5. 12,539 terrorist-related fatalities
people died in official custody in India over the past 15 years alone is 45,000
You still fear Al-Qaeda and LeT ?

6.The competence rating of India's doctors is below Tanzania's

7. Only 13% of sewage is treated
No of employees who had vocational training and SOME LEVEL OF FORMAL education in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare = 13 %
Total percentage of money spend on sewage treatment of the total funds allocated in the last 5 years = 13% is funded by the same corporate powerhouses who funds the prime political parties here.


Do we have a clear and fair accouting of
1. Where the tax is invested ?
2. Details of rise in oil prices
3. Details of funding the personal expenses of the cabinet
4. Third party audit of RBI( Yes RBI is another privately owned institution contrast to the popular belief that its held the Government)
5. National Security Infrastructure

and the list goes on but still this can be a better place to start on a positive note to see how deep the rabbit hole goes.
We need a complete overhauling of the system [that includes preamble to the Constitution , economic ideologies (the mixed economy shit never works and will never work , neo-capitalist trends will result in greater economic depression as it is completely at the mercy of bankers in wall street) , social structure and many more.

Hell 80% of the population cant even name 10 basic fundamental rights they have.

Please verify the data and stats from wikipedia , indian govt websites and google. I dont watch 20/20 in my past time !!!


"What controls the past , controls the present. Who controls the present controls the future" - George Orwell.

All those stats given above is a well crafted and well calculated strategy of the same group of people who controls the government. In a more cynical term we call it 'The Shadow Government'. These are group of rich elites who owns almost everything in our country without any drop of exaggeration here. Right from the RBI , Judiciary , Legistative , Mainstream Media , Education Boards , Consumer Goods , Heavy Machinery Industries , Medical Science , Pharmaceuticals , Cosmetics , Agriculture and you name it they own it. Ownership doest mean manually owning the last labour but controlling/influencing those who are at the top of the power hierarchy. For example :

a.In order to enter a War with a foreign nation you dont need to convince the captains,majors,colonels etc. Just get hold of the Defense Minister, The Defense Chiefs and the Cabinet with a artificially created threat that sounds very much a real cause of problem for the country and you will see how many soldiers will give their lives just under the believe that they died to protect the country while in reality they died just as a means to an end for some political nutjob agenda (classic example - US invasion in Iraq)

b.Inorder to create a false of threat a mass propaganda is mandatory. How do we acheive that ? Just control that which controls what public gets to know and what doesnt. The owners of the mainstream media. The Information & Broadcasting Minister and the private news channel owners need to be influenced and benifited and you will see how people are hyponitized so pervasively. If media reports theres a terrorist attacks on a place X , then people starts blaming the govt and intelligence for the attacks immediately.

Have you ever wondered that may be this is the exact thing that your govt. want you to think and believe ?

c. You control the education system and you control the national progress. Isnt it funny when we see all the major inventions in the Software Industry mostly happens outside the country while our country is the pioneer in Software Service solutions. This is just a subset of what really happens at the top education scheme. Our brains are made to think from the left hemisphere which mostly deals with logic , structure , organization , discipline and obedience. One (the right brain) is visual and processes information in an intuitive and simultaneous way, looking first at the whole picture then the details. The other (the left brain) is verbal and processes information in an analytical and sequential way, looking first at the pieces then putting them together to get the whole. The whole education system is designed on left brain scheme where people's creativity has no place in the society and most of the times is subject to harsh criticism if it does not supports the person's living. Everyone is trained to fit the corporate jungle where they are nothing but zombies carrying wages in the name of salary , made to think of factories as offices, not encouraged to think independantly and most of the times working for the filthiest Multinational Corporations is a dream forcefully injected inside the mind during the later college years.

Doesnt that makes sense ? Why will any person or a CEO want another batch of new CEOs in the market ?

d. Do you think farmers commit suicide because of lack of food or because of lack of "purchasing power" of food ?

e. Monetary economics - Money created out of debt results in more debt. Since this can fill a thick book altogether I'd like to shorten it up by refering a very genuine and short documentary : "Zeitgiest Addendum". Find it in Google Videos. Its there.

The purpose of this first part was to elevate your point of views from the past debates inside a viscious circle to a greater level understanding of our nation as a single person. Assimilating all the problems and classifying them according to their apparent characteristics has become a primitive approach these days. I'm looking forward to see whether people over here actually work on debunking the real conspiracy thats going on for years to keep us blinded from the most shocking truths of our nation and its emerging relations with the Global political powers to create a One World Govt. under the covers of democracy but in real a Totalitarian system with a kind of tyranny never seen before. (Please do your research on this and you will get to know what I'm talking about)

Thanks a lot.


Monday, April 13, 2009


I have always wondered about certain aspects of life through the view points of multiple people around me. Somehow they all seemed to be correct even if it was proving my thoughts to be equally correct but also wrong at the same time. I encounter certain insights every once in a while and I just thought to share a few based on various subjects.

If anything that claims to set us free is not the truth,for truth never sets us free but enslaves us forever under a never ending curiosity to know more truths and sometimes more than one truth.

Life is like energy. It is never created nor destroyed. It only transforms itself from one form of life to another.

Love is the only emotion that does not obey Newton's third law. Every action you take out of love should not expect an equal and opposite reaction.

Just a state of the mind to keep us blinded from our own infinite consciousness.

A doubt so profound that it needs to be believed.

The sweetest excuse to end lives in the name of patriotism.

The most profitable trade in the history.

The book written by individuals who for once in their lives believed that nobody else understands the difference between whats right and whats wrong.

Anything that makes information appear as knowledge and knowledge appear as wisdom.

Just a reflection of things we dont like about ourselves.

Something that can never be taught.

The only religion that exists or ever existed is right inside our mind. Sadly most of us are made to believe that it lies with a holy consensus which by virtue is a myth , by appearance is a name and by reality is fake.

There is no shortcut to peace. And the long path is unavoidable without doubt.

The name given to the emotion that guides us in making the most difficult of choices in our lives.

The shield that protects our false inner perceptions from the touch of knowledge.

The first hint that our imaginations are indeed real.

The biggest dogma ever. Its the most misunderstood motion. There is no time. No past , No present and no future. The whole life is a now that is just witnessing and experiencing all thats avail able for us one after another.

The playground of the most disorganized minds.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Final Halo

Finally I conclude the series of Alter Halo with this last piece of poem. I hope this last sequel suffices a satisfactory conclusion to the whole series.

I think I love you. In fact I know that I have always loved you. And I'm not sorry for that.
Ariel: You fake bastard. I always thought you to be my friend.

Smiling through a piece of glass
Our fates keep begging today
The innocence of my kindergarten class
Has turned into a human clay
The day we made pain our best friend
Our lives started to decay
I'll keep waiting till the end
I'll keep watching in dismay
The snake tightly holds this red canvas
The angel keeps looking for ways
To whisper every single word of faith
But you can never hear it say

You are lost in complication
Your life is just as fake
You chase your dreams with pretension
You can never stop for anybody's sake
You find solace in those arms
That just seeks your soul for the day
Your ego has caused you more harm
Than my silent tears flowing in your way
Will you ever stop for once
And look back at the end of the road
Those arms will leave you when its done
You will have that pain bestowed

I was always a worthless lover
I have nothing much to confess
I'll always be your cover
Oneday I'll die without a trace
That circle of destiny has no start
Will I ever find some rest
Your indifference has raped my heart
Theres a hollow circle in my chest
I'm feeding through your hate
I watch the funeral of our love
Dont you know we are soul mates
We had a past in the skies above

Sometimes I put up a smile
Occasionally force my lips too wide
I have faked my life all this while
I died by the day, lived by the night
Sometimes I hold a picture of you
And glance through every pixel of it
And I wonder what happened if you knew
That my conscience was always clean and neat
Sometimes I wake up in scream
And scratch these walls with my fingers
Life is never as it seems
Beside my dreams a constant pain lingers

These days I fear to hope
But for you I always pray from the heart
Doesnt matter with whom you elope
I'm your end no matter wherever you start :)

Evan: I love you. I need you. I'll do anything to keep you happy and out of harm's away forever.
Ariel: You see thats your problem. There are three 'I's in that pathetic confession of yours and not single 'we'. Whatever , I don't care .

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Mortal Halo

Despite my various attempts I just constantly failed in finding the right words to do a carry forward of my past work Alter Halo. Then came my sweet blogger buddy Ashrita aka SatansDarling with a rescue with her extremely impressive Horns and Halos. Ever since I read that sequel , I have been craving to write a sequel to her work and make a perfect loopback circle to the entire story right where it all started in Alter Halo. I hope Ash will forgive me if this sequel looks a bit out of place :) .

Theres a narrow path just behind me
Promising me an empty space
An elixir to all my agony
A bed of rose where my thoughts can rest
Walking now on this promised path
our past seems to permeate
Carving conclusions from all I lack
I see your face so obdurate
The snake within me crawls in time
And learns to bite these hands of fate
Why my care for you looks a crime
Why do I wake up under a sky of hate

I'm the angel with broken wings
Without you I can never fly
What happened to our smiles in spring
Don't you see I die everytime I try
Our past has a lesson buried
For both of us to understand our whys
With your dreams you always hurried
You never stopped to see my cries
The snake within me crawls in pain
It swiftly poisons my dreams inside
The soul,the snake ,the angel are same
They all burn to be your sight

I'm just a worthless lover
I have always made mistakes
So this narrow path is my cover
I'll fade away when the day breaks
The night will remain pitch black
I shall linger by your shadows
My tears could never bring you back
My redemption is a lost arrow
For once if you look at the canvas
Its not empty but looks all red
The life we painted without answers
These roses with thorns in my bed

You will one day wake in scream
Till that day this snake will crawl
I'm the dream inside your dream
Its only me to hold you the day you fall
Our destinies moves in a circle
A circle of truth that burdens me
These dreams remain immortal
Thus I bleed till eternity

“People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that's bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they're afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they're wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It's all in how you carry it. That's what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you're letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.” - Jim Morrison