July 30, 2013 § 4 Comments
Remember those days of the new Potter Book(or movie) Release!!
Sleepless days and sleepless nights! Spoof versions of the story where probably you heard that Harry and Hermione got together and Ron was left alone. Or maybe that there are some explicit scenes in the book!Or even this ridiculous that Snape killed all-Dumbledore, Voldemort and Harry!
The excitement with which everyone waited. Discussions going on everywhere. Those days were awesome!
Now no more of Harry Potter trivia. No more of those Quidditch games on brooms or spell casting on friends and the effect on them!
But Harry Potter and his associates ( :D) continue to live in the hearts of all. Still reading the seven books again and again. Those endless hours of discussion when 2 fans come together, cribbing about the fact that the 7th movie ruined it all! No proper duel between Harry and Voldemort or Molly and Bellatrix 🙂
Now when I read those books again, I feel that Harry Potter has all those essential elements of life. It is probably the most “Philosophically humorous adventurous encaptivatingly light novel ” ever written. By far I have read many books. Many. But no book has the charm that Harry Potter created. Many authors have created a fantasy world, spiraling around intense and brilliant characters and an entwining plot. But Harry Potter has been the best in capturing the minds of people of all ages, sizes and , cultures. It is a book which every time read makes you feel WOW. Every time you read you find a new meaning. A new lesson. A New “fact” to brag about to other fans! 😀
Now I think that Harry Potter has to be read atleast 3 times by any person.
1. The 1st time Harry Potter is read with a fascination- A ‘realistic fantasy’ so intricately woven by JK Rowling( Hats Off ma’am !! ) with excellent and ‘humanistic’ characters . Every animal, every plant, every human, every ghost, great hall, its stairs, common room, classes, DADA, Herbology, professors, Peaves, Filch, everything about it is incomparable and so perfectly crafted. You are blown by the adventures. You laugh until you fall off on your bed. You cry till your mother comes and asks you what happened and then after knowing the reason makes a face, calls you insane and leaves.:D
You are, in short, left encaptivated by the sheer brilliance of the plot.
2. The 2nd time you read it because you are not satisfied the first time. You want more if it. Since you already know the plot your attention goes to more subtle parts of it. More “facts”, more details. You start analyzing the characters and their characteristics. You are baffled by the genius of JKR. You wonder-“How could she have thought of such characters, such details.” WOW!
3. The 3rd time -you want to delve deeper into the secrets. You observe the philosophical angles. The brilliant lines of Dumbledore which you took as mere dialogues the 1st time. Now you take them as lessons for life.
“Curiosity is not a sin, Harry. However, from time to time, you should exercise caution“
“Do not pity the dead Harry, pity the living and for for all those who live without love.”
You realize that the whole book is full of these quotes and epic lines. Not only by Dumbledore or Voldemort-
“They never learn, such a pity”.
but by every character. Cleverly has JKR embellished the book with the most basic and the most important of such lessons WITHOUT making the book seem like a philosophy book!!
Some great funny parts like –
“Why were you lurking under our window?”
“Yes – yes, good point, Petunia! What were you doing under our windows, boy?”
“Listening to the news,” said Harry in a resigned voice.
His aunt and uncle exchanged looks of outrage.
“Listening to the news! Again?”
“Well, it changes every day, you see,” said Harry.”
( Sorry but I couldn’t avoid mentioning this part! I could probably type the entire book here 😀 )
Obvious but so so so funny!
After reading 3 times, the effect is unstoppable. You don’t leave any opportunity to read the books.
So the point that I am making is that JKR- I Love You and respect you. And your books are E.P.I.C.
July 25, 2013 § Leave a comment
I am shallow.
I bleed of rust.
I bleed of dried blood.
I want myself.
July 19, 2013 § Leave a comment
We are mortals
But lead exemplary life.
The “God” that lives
in the hearts of all
knew not then,
of the awe it created.
Else “it” too would have been
Living our or “its” creations
with an Ego.
We are the Fountainhead.
Bringing Sky to Earth.
In full humility to the expanse of
Nature, Life and Self.
Bowing to the resources.
Transforming into means
Re-inventing the resources.
Why deny ourselves the
the Greatness of
what We Are.
Bow to ourselves
As we created us.
Into what God wanted to create
Venerate our evolution
to the epitome of the Universe.
July 15, 2013 § Leave a comment
To face the reality
The emptiness inside….
July 14, 2013 § Leave a comment
The disparate liking
for the world around
knows no bound
born in ebullience
comes from a heart within
so pure so true
For mortals like me and
July 12, 2013 § Leave a comment
Mind is tensed
Insides are crashing
You miss my knowledge
Reason fails me
Logic fakes me
Try to catch you
You slip between my fingers
Try to hold you
You burn me
Ice on Fire
Tried making truce
You nailed me
You are the hallows
of my mind
My own exquisite
On the display
You are inside me
I run free
You follow me
I run from myself
You are unnatural
You are false
the Ice will separate
from its flames
The Flames will
light in everyone’s hearts.
The Ice will
cool the over-burnt hearts.
You are inside me
will always be.
You are my black-out
Full of myriad hues.
The difference now is
The colours are separate.
July 12, 2013 § Leave a comment
How does our youth perceive it?
Modernisation and westernisation-these two terms seem like synonyms to most of us. Being western is being modern or being modern is being western. But wait and think. Do both really mean the same?
Jawaharlal Nehru introduced the concept of modernisation with a different meaning and in the recent years the meaning has completely changed. According to Pt.Nehru modernisation meant adopting the successful methods of foreign countries in terms of technology, administration and to certain terms, even lifestyle. And, I must say we have been very successful when it comes to technology and lifestyle.
With this came an entirely new concept MODERNIZATION being equivalent to WESTERNIZATION.
The above concept has gripped the nation’s most important age group-“youth”. Due to this concept Indian Youth, today is the group which is focused by everyone with the need that they need to be directed towards the right path and awaken from their slumber!!
For today’s youth, modernisation means aping the western culture and, out rightly terming our culture and values as “old fashioned”. This concept definitely helped India in creating an awareness and broad-mindedness towards issues like dowry, biasness against girl child, superstitions etc. Also this has helped us reduce certain taboos in our society like sex education, HIV-AIDS, sexual harassment. Now-a-days, people are becoming comfortable relating to issues of adolescence, transgender etc. People now know how to voice their ideas which they were earlier afraid to do.
But this concept has also made us vulgar, outrageous, rude, insensitive and stupid. Young girls now think that wearing short clothes is a sense of being modern. Well, it does show that you are trending with the latest fashion but definitely it is not a sign of modernity! According to youth(well, I am terming it generally. Not everyone is like this, of course!), being modern is how you look from outside not how you are from inside. For example, People wear fashionable clothes but still have this point of view that if a guy and a girl are good friends they are committed!!(This recently happened with a friend of mine).
If saying the f**k word makes you look cool or smoking, drinking, going to pubs or listening to English music and condemning Indian classical music or making a girlfriend/boyfriend is “the in-thing and hip” then in my opinion no one could be a bigger fool or naive person than you( I might be exaggerating!).
Adopting fashion or culture from outside is good but along with it why are unable to adopt the other good qualities? Why have we started shunning our own culture?
The western people (at least the authorities) have a sense of self-discipline. They know how important their natural resources are for them. Their administration, law and order, infrastructure, use and application of available resources especially human resource and intelligence are what we should also learn.
Not only the elders but the young generation alike are also aware in the western countries. Most of the youngsters there become independent as soon as they enter their teenage. They earn their own money at a young age. They decide and start working on their goals and aspirations from that time (At least 50% of them must be doing so). They also become successful in their endeavours however small their ideas are. In our country, our parents take care of us till the time we start earning or maybe even after that if we are unable to earn. In western countries the children become successful in whatever they do without their parents support. Then, in our country we should be even more successful as our parents will support us [Only if you are successful in convincing them to do so!;)]. Going to a mall and spending excessively on clothes and accessories is good but saving some money and donating it to a charity won’t do you any harm!
What I am trying to say is that, if we can adopt extravagant things, then we must learn the good things too. Every culture has some pros and cons. We must learn to strike a balance between both. Modernity must be reflected in our thoughts.
Fortunately some people have started realizing the fact
“Chhapo magar dimaag lagakar i.e., high living and high thinking”
I know that not all of you must be agreeing with my thoughts. I am happy if you are actually not the way how it’s mentioned here. If you are striking a balance between both cultures then OUR COUNTRY NEEDS MODERN PEOPLE LIKE YOU!