songs…

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Some songs have an uncanny resemblance to either your life or your personality. I was listening to The Corrs (again??) and found that this song had this for me. I’ll search the net to see if I can find the song and put it up a later.

But here are the lyrics in question:

“Do you feel you’re someone else inside,
And no one understands (who) you are..”

Trust me. No one in the world, not even me understands me completely and I always feel that I’m someone else inside.

“Then you stumble on tomorrow,
And trip over today”

Well, not exactly..but this makes more sense:

“You’re racing for tomorrow,
Not finished with today”

Jumping from one thing to another between my interests. When I’m studying, I’m thinking of project ideas…When I should be thinking project ideas..”Darn! Haven’t finished that chapter”.

“Would the sun shine brighter,
If you played a bigger part”

I wonder..

“So you promise that tomorrow
[will] be different than today..”

Always.

The song? ‘Would you be happier?’ – The Corrs. That’s a double whammy on the occassion tof 4 down 2 to go..

A nuclear-less world

Note: I wrote this on my earlier blog hosted as http://parallelspirals.blogspot.com/. I recovered the text from the WayBack Machine. This post appeared on Ocober 16, 2006 as per the timestamp. I’m trying to collect here again all my old writings spread on various blogs.

The whole world takes all its nuclear explosives and gets rid of them. A thorough search of the Earth is carried out with satellites to make sure that no evidence of nuclear energy is left on Earth. All Uranium, useless to Earth and useful only to nuclear energy is also packed and taken far away into space and explodes. The world is then rid of nuclear energy.

What a lovely scenario to contemplate. But, not so possible in the next 10-20 years. Nuclear alternatives, it seems are necessary for the coal dependant economic powerhouses of India and China. Until you have effective and useful alternatives to coal and as cheap,nuclear power would be very hard to get rid of.

But, if it is eventually got rid of, won’t all the good stuff – like nuclear medicene, go along with it too? Who knows what other hidden purposes Uranium can be used for?

Think about it.

If there is a perfectly scientific explanation to this, kindly send me a link in the comments section. I’m too lazy to search on the Internet or do research on what I think? If you want to make this a PhD thesis, go ahead.

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listening to:
birds leaving after hearing the children shouting…

Is the Earth a PMM?

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A PMM is a machine which can output work for no input of energy. That’s sort of like your car running without petrol.

Is the Earth a PMM?
Is the Earth rotating without any input of energy? If it gets an input of energy, where does it get that from? I understand that the Earth revolves due to the effect of gravity as a force causing the Earth to move around it. But how does the Earth rotate?

If the Earth is a PMM, it violates the laws of thermodynamics. If the Earth can violate the laws of thermodynamics, why can’t we? Rules are meant to be broken, right?

If there is a perfectly scientific explanation to this, kindly send me a link in the comments section. I’m too lazy to search on the Internet or do research on what I think? If you want to make this a PhD thesis, go ahead.
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listening to:
Toss the feathers – The Corrs.

Untouchability

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I read in a newspaper article yesterday that Buddha was the only ‘God’ who was born (or reborn) on this Earth as an ‘untouchable’. This was in commemoration of the mass conversion of dalits from Hinduism to Buddhism lead by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar about 50 years ago.

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was one of the architects of the Indian constitution and is quoted to have said:”I was born a Hindu, but I will not die a Hindu” against the caste system prevalent (even today) in a Hindu society.

What I’m asking is, is this because  God was too high a being to be born into an ‘untouchable’ family? If that is so, it goes against the teachings in several religions which states (besides the several Constitutions):
“Man/Woman is created equal”. Another possibility is that ‘the guardians of religion’ felt that this would give too much room for untouchables to rise up against the priest class and had them deliberately deleted.

Knowing very little of human beings, I would say people would be more likely to accept that such accounts existed and were deliberately deleted. They might even offer to re-instate some of the stories into the religious texts. Truth be said, having stories in books doesn’t do much good for the reality. Even if you didn’t change these texts, would you be ready to offer these people access into places of worship?

The same idea can even be applied to stories of women. They may also have been deleted considering that women were only supposed to sit at home and cook and such stories would only cause them to demand for their rights. If every man/woman is created equal why do we need laws to ban untouchability and other such practises? Shouldn’t it be embedded in the human DNA?

Well, that’s too much to ask too. Old habits die hard. But, it’s not that wrong to hope in  youthful idealism, is it?

I have only stated my point of view. If I hurt your innermost sentiments I would like to apologise, but please consider it for a moment even if you don’t state it publically.

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listening to:
Original of the Species – U2
Rebel Heart – The Corrs
Fix you – Coldplay

Studying City Life

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One of the ways to look at life in India is to travel in a public transport. Since trains compartmentalise everything and autos and cabbies don’t give you the chance anyone else, the bus is the best place to observe the interaction between: men, women, children, college-goers, differently abled and all stratas of society. Better still if you are on a bus in a cosmopolitan city like Mumbai. Next time you are in Mumbai take a north-south long distance bus trip. Best way to discover Mumbai and its eccentricities.

Also might find something interesting that was not in your travel brochure..

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listening to:
Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day

reading and doing

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Everyone consumes the web differently. Web is a thing to be consumed differently. There are people who post regularly on the web and then there are people who read what has been written. They think and think. Say what wonderful work that all of them are doing and appreciate them for bringing forth a fact and then do nothing about it.

At least, that’s how I worked. I read blogs like GlobalVoices [link]. I say that what they are doing is a great job and then go home and do nothing about the things that were reported there.

Do you do anything after reading such posts which request you to use your power and freedom to make a difference?

If yes, please do not reply on the comments. It’s very easy to talk about things that you do do. What is more difficult is owing up to the fact that you don’t do anything. And, to all those people who do do something, take a bow. And the people who write these things that cause other people to do, take a bow.

Mysterious Universe and AstronomyCast

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Two podcasts that I have been following:
Mysterious Universe is a podcast about the paranormal – UFO sightings, USOs, Bigfoot and other apparations of that ‘other’ world. I missed most of the shows in between but have caught up with them again reaching episode 43 yesterday. Episode 43 talks about Ancient Indian astronomers among other things.

Check it out.
Universe Today’s podcast is now called AstronomyCast. This is where they discuss about several ideas about our universe. Great explanation. Great show. Listen in if you’re interested in space science.

Both are worth checking out.
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listening to:
Cararoe jig – The Corrs
City of blinding lights – U2

Exam Fever

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Well, exam’s beginning in another month. Aaaaahhhh! (runs and hides under the bed). Well, you gotta do what you gotta do. Can do nothing from under the bed. Relax…(What???)…Breathe in and breathe out… So, till the end of December…blog posts will mostly be about shouting and running under the bed..studying…sleeping…studying…eating..studying…eating…studying…did I say eating….

Pardon my attempt at humour…I’m trying to release severe mental trauma and tension. Sorry for killing the medical terminology…those equations are wrong…what’re you doing online??…
[Ed: Blogger was under severe stress while composing the blog. Kindly overlook any spelling errors etc. Thank you]

Calm…Relax…Study…
Hah! Feel much better already. Thank you for bearing with me for this one post. Will do it again before the exams..so bear with me.

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listening to: (go study….exams in one month and your listening to songs??????)
I hope you dance – Lee Ann Womack
I never loved you anyway – The Corrs

Is blogging genetic

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In the future, will today’s bloggers offspring also blog? What will they blog about? The same subject as their parents or something different. If both father and mother are bloggers, whose style will he take more??

Nah, just joking. But, just think: how would ur children blog…what would blogging be like in that age – 30-40 years or even 10 years for all you older folks.

What about SMSing and the choice of search engine or the choice of computer…or the choice of tech gadgets?? Trying to get your mind on a track that may or may not be thinking about. This can be developed into a whole new branch of philosophy called techno-philosophy where people study such abstract questions like “Why does Technology have the affect it does have?”…”Why does technology exist?”…”What would happen if there were no technology??”.

Enjoy thinking.

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listening to:
Angel – The Corrs
At your side – The Corrs

Google and Microsoft

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Thinking yesterday: Will Google take over Microsoft or will Microsoft take over Google or some new super power take over both of them…maybe Apple or IBM or maybe some company like Altavista or maybe something that is not born yet?…I’m talking about 25-50 years from now. Think about it. How do you look at it??

Possible conspiracy theory or reality??

20 years into the future… MS goes open source. MS and Google work together to make the Internet available to all. MS was actually siding with the “evil Government ” to take over all closed source companies and ISPs to provide free Internet and softwares for humanity….Computers now available for $1. Laptops for $2. Internet connection free. Unlimited bandwidth…every computer engineers heaven…since everything is open…currency is abolished. You just take anything you want whenever you want…after asking, ofcourse.

Currency is abolished = companies useless = stock exchange useless = billionaires’ money is just a piece of paper = poor get food = medical services are free = everyone can research about their favourite subjects without worrying about lack of money = environmentally clean technologies = Governments useless = Greatest equaliser among human beings

I seriously doubt whether that will happen, though. Not costly to be optimistic? Is it??

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listening to:
Would you be happier – The Corrs
X-Files Theme [remix] – Mike Oldfield