Saturday, November 30, 2013

Don't DROPOUT on Success, Embrace GAietY

I have always heard people saying that they had been meritorious students in their schools/colleges. Tales of how they have toiled hard and excelled in academics are worth hearing (sometimes). But their fairy tales go poof when while at job, either the much deserved remuneration does not come their way or there is lack of requisite recognition and appreciation. Their world goes upside down when they see others, i.e., their counterparts excelling either by hook or by crook. The most hurtful thing turns out to be the fact that these colleagues were not too serious or I must say not bookworms in their academic life cycle.

An all rounder with knowledge in multitudinous fields leap ahead in all aspects – this could have been the advice of our respected and experienced septa-octogenarian to all our brooding friends. But had I been in the age bracket of 40s-50s, along with the above advice, I would have advised one more thing. Be a school/college dropout, engage in some mindful business and voila! Here you are on the pathway leading to becoming a billionaire. To support my piece of advice, I have strong examples of college dropouts like Bill Gates (investor, programmer, co-founder Microsoft), Mark Zuckerbug (computer programmer, interent entrepreneur, co-founder Facebook), Shahid Usman Balwa (entrepreneur based in Mumbai, one of the promoters of Mumbai-based DB Group) and a school dropout too - Subhash Chandra : an Indian media mogul.

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No wonder education and knowledge comes at rescue even if you leave the centre of learning midway.

But then, I am a youngster and I acknowledge another genre apart from college dropouts that is gaining momentum and open acceptance. Before I reveal it, let me share some names - Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer), Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art), Vikram Seth (Indian novelist and poet) and Lady Gaga(American pop-singer), James Joseph, "Jim" Parsons (American actor, best known for playing Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory). Did you get the spot?? Oops! I mean the point!!

 Are you still pondering over these bigwigs?? I don’t think so. Must have got it by now – famous and successful personalities from the LGBT community. Well, these people are acclaimed for considerable success in their field of knowledge.

Rightly said : “Knowledge is power”, but then one has to consciously attain it, decipher it, apply it instead of contemplating why grass is greener on the other side.

It’s not just all about be ‘A Gay’ or ‘be gay’ to reach the zenith of your realm, the world’s gonna bow down to your power of knowledge and actions when you are cent per cent engrossed in the sphere of your interest and  intellect to the fullest of your potential. This necessarily implies that there should be nothing to hide about your identity, your feelings and conviction for an innovative idea, however petty it may seem at its inception. And lo! The ever skeptic world would embrace you with open arms and reverential hearts.

 I guess my itchy fingers should write more often and practise signing autographs. Isn’t it what they do the best..Eh??

Sunday, November 3, 2013


Sweets, diyas and candles illuminating dark nights like a warm summer day all around!! One of the most pompous and joyous festivals is finally here!! So our blog team wishes all the readers a very happy and prosperous Deepawali! May this festival of lights light up your lives and lighten all your burdens. For it is Diwali, my itchy fingers are always in a hurry to grab sweets and unwrap gifts, yet they point out and rightly so, how this Diwali is unique.( of course besides the fact that this is the first Diwali celebration of

I feel that this Diwali has been outlined by a blend of so many unprecedented events. Traffic jams, decorated markets, luminescence, presents are all there as always but it’s discernible from others.

The sound of the crackers has been somewhat muted by the high decibel speeches made by politicians aiming for the top posts in the assembly elections. The candle’s glittering flames seem somewhat sputtering in front of the high profile “Tihar Jail Diwali” this year, where so many influential and affluent personalities – businessmen, politicians, and filmstars turned wrongdoers would be celebrating with hardcore criminals. Enlightening experience! Eh??

Sweetness seems a little sour with riots inflaming communal tensions and tearing the peace, harmony and brotherhood into pieces and nature’s fury devouring our nation. Moreover, the creation of a separate state leading to a complete pandemonium is adding bitterness to the already sour flavour. 

The radiant festival seems to have lost its sheen as the Indian rupee is losing its glitter in the international markets hitting the consumers and traders equally.

The bliss has somewhat turned into nostalgia with a great cricket legend bidding adieu to the world of cricket : A world that was and will be his forever. Respect! 

But the joyous voices have somewhat been silenced in the “Heaven on earth” with valiant soldiers losing their precious lives when people faraway from the borders sitting in comfortable chambers take international decisions.

But if we change our viewing angle a little bit, we might also see an empowered common man, efficient judiciary and might even hear the footsteps of Goddess Lakshmi approaching silently.

Diwali, same or different has always been and will always be a fiesta of hope and gaiety. So I hope that this Deepawali illuminates our lives and enlighten us. HAPPY DIWALI!! :)


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