Ok as always a thought before the actual post begins. It is very difficult to read long features online. I prefer reading the actual magazine. And maybe buying the thing will help in print journalism’s survival (Refer to this to understand what I’m talking about).
Now the actual thing follows.
Well, I just read Caravan’s piece on Samir Jain. And from what I’d read he sounded like Gail Wynand to me (well, in some parts at least).
It is really interesting how a person’s profile can provide an insight into journalism itself. But that’s another point and I don’t think I’m equipped enough to talk about that (too young, my sister says; not well read, I say).
What I has started thinking about was how people crave power. I was interning in a small law firm and even there I could sense power politics. And often I’ve thought about how even an office boy would have his family under his command. He also has the power to dictate the course of at least someone’s life. And of course NALSAR SBC (Student Bar Council) elections are proof enough of how much even the tiniest amount of power matters to some people.
Does everyone crave for this power? I don’t know. But I do know some people who don’t even want power over themselves.
The power over one’s self is willingly traded in some instances- democracy is the biggest example and love, another.
The helpless feeling sometimes we get when we feel that we just cannot do somethings is when we realize how much control we actually have over things. This can easily descend into self-pity and in the process we lose what little control we do have over ourselves.
Therefore, I think it is important that we think about what we want and how much of it we want and how much of it we can actually get. If this is not up to our satisfaction I feel one should act out against it. There will be costs, there always is.
But in the end this is all a trade-off. And this is the power which nobody can take from us- that what all we are willing to trade and for what.
And I guess this defines who we are and what place we have in the world.
The scientists say that the world is about to end. Global warming and all.
I, too, say that. Because very soon the world will be full of people who are going to make sure that the people who still survive almost want it to end, spare themselves the misery..
But Samwise Gamjee says that even if you don’t survive the fight, there is something good still left in the world worth fighting for.
The greatness of man can be seen best when he is fighting for what he believes…The fact that there is a war is the proof to the weakness of the other lesser men. And where man fails is that he doesn’t realize that if he doesn’t do something now then his end will come fighting those who got there first because he didn’t stop them.
There is this really cheesy line..I don’t really know its origins but I link them to sms and email forwards.
It says that if it isn’t a happy ending then it’s not the ending at all.
So, maybe, when the world ends it will not be the actual end at all.
Or, maybe, that line is not true at all.
Had two good days..actually three..for no reason at all! I played, I participated in PDs ( I sucked but still had fun) and then participated in this random quiz (saw, more like! was sitting mute mostly or saying ‘what is THIS’).
I know that they are pretty small things but they gave me a reason not to brood about my life and wonderful and absolutely valid excuses not to do my project!
We’ve 4 subjects this semester, thanks to the six we did in the previous one. And within the first 3 weeks we’ve been foisted with absolutely random topics on which we have to research. This we are doing by reading all the prescribed textbooks and typing them out. We’ve not even started with the subject,do not know what we are reading and have absolutely no interest too. Maybe this is a poor excuse for being too lazy. But the alternative is so much better. At least some people will do it the right way.
Our teacher told us that how when a person commits suicide because of some wrong he had to face then in the end it is only that person who died. Nobody else lost a life.
But projects man! No!
Apparently there is no connection between any of my posts and even within my posts.
But actually there is. They are mine. Unlike the project topics.
Ha! This is one time when I’m writing with a completely blank mind and at this rate my projects are going to be completely blank too..Or maybe I’ll just plaigiarise!! (ok, no I won’t)
My sister’s just written how you really don’t need to be all drunk to feel drunk but hey unless you know how getting sloshed actually feels like you can’t compare it with anything,right?
All I’ve just heard is how it makes you go high. And I seriously think that it is a totally inadequate description of what happens to you when you get drunk. Because I too at odd times (though not recently) have felt an emotion which I describe as being “high”, I too have behaved in such a way that my friends would have asked me “are you drunk” if they’d not known otherwise.
Then what is it? I just don’t understand. Ok, before you start thinking that I’m one of the moral brigade than hold on. I’m just plain ignorant. And yes “thirsty” for knowledge (wink, wink).
I think I should make a resoltion that from now onwards I’ll not make any plans for the next day, for the next week or the next month. I’m just going to do what my mind tells me to do. Though you may think that it is a sure shot way of getting screwed than I’m just going to say ‘patience people, lets talk after I’ve already screwed my life’ and you know you should not complain. I’m giving you a chance to say ‘I told you so’!!
And well for those of who do sometimes by mistake land up on this blog and make fun of me and wonder that why in the hell does this mad mad female address everything to a ‘you’ then ma’am/sir it is actually you I’m talking to!!
That’s the good thing about English. The translation for the Hindi ‘tu’ and ‘aap’ is the same…You!
Ok, this is one post that I’m definitely going to be embarassed about in the future but keeping in mind my just made resolution I’ll let it stay..
I was just wondering whether I should add a new category for all the posts which are made when I’m feeling so demented like this but then I answered myself..It’s totally me..I’m just extra aware of it at this moment.
And by the way my friend just commented that I write well and this post will hopefully clear all her misconceptions.