Belief

When you are small you think that elders, neigh your parents, can do anything. They can cook sweets and make Santa come to you, and they can do…something…to make all your diseases and pains go away (as a perpetually sick kid, I had strong belief in the latter, though I did believe in the former too). When I was young and got sick, I would say to my mother, “mumma do something, make me okay”, and thought that daddy’s hand on my forehead would somehow erase the pain and discomfort. I still remember when the doctor gave me injections and told me told hold on to my father’s hand.

With time, I have grown. I’m not a baby, not a child, not even an adolescent any more. I’m an adult, and as far as I understand, we could try all we want, but no matter how old we grow and mature we get, there would still be times when we’d just disappoint people (and as circumstances get harder, chances are that we’d be a bigger disappointment in adulthood than in childhood).

But I’m in no way implying that believing that parents are God (even when you haven’t yet heard the term ever in your fresh life), i.e. they can do anything for you. I say hold on to your beliefs, let your kids hold on to this belief, because nothing is as good as an external comfort to the mind, even if it false. Doesn’t a simple “It’ll be all right” from your mother/father/friend etc. relax you so much? Of course it does, no matter how mature and practical you may be. And at the end of the day, doesn’t some great power bless kids with parents who’d do any thing for them (mostly).

First Day of Biology

So here I’m describing, briefly, my first Biology class of class 12. I wrote this whole post on a small paper the size of an average mobile phone while reminiscing about the good old times in the car.

We had got promoted from class 11 to class 12, got a lecture classroom (it was awesome). From the cramped classroom to that one, one where desks were placed on steps, with lots big windows big windows that let in the heavenly sunlight in that spacious classroom (a view of the rain from those windows was equally enchanting).

And what happened in the classroom, perhaps the first day of class 12? The first chapter in the class 12 curriculum was Reproduction (and not only a chapter, if it was a whole unit!). The teacher knew we had learnt a bit on that topic in some previous grades, so she begun by asking questions, she insisted we answer some general questions based on the topic first. And suddenly, the cream of the school, from being bright young students (in class 11) went to being red-faced dumbos!
We were a decent lot you know, and though I’m old and mature now to talk about such a thing with ease, back then, it was our very first class of the final year in school, and such a topic bombarded on you, makes you a bit apprehensive.

Well that was it. 🙂

Dance!

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The thing I like about drawing dancing people is the flow, the curve and the freedom. The dancers are moving freely, yet in a contained way, it’s lovely. Here are two of the female dancers, from my big dance collection. 🙂

Life Lessons Learnt..the Hard Way

Lessons that I have learnt in life, the ‘Hard Way’:

  1. Don’t try to solve the problems of the one you care about.
    I know seeing them in trouble breaks your heart, but don’t do it, don’t try to get them rid of it. If you’d listen to me, I’d say don’t even try to console them at the time they are disappointed and angry.
    Reason: They have just Lost, and they will take out the frustration on You.
    And if you are anything like me, trying to “be there”, even when you have learnt your lesson, you could go into serious depression, or even may get yourself some wounds and bruises.
  2. Don’t accept your mistakes.
    Getting straight to the Reason: When you don’t accept your mistake, even superman, with his laser eyes and all, can not know for sure that it was your fault, hence, he can’t do a thing to you. Often when you accept your mistake, you get a punishment more than you deserve(which, my friend, is exploitation).
  3. Do not trust anyone.
    Reason: People have seem to lost their morality with the coming of age. Most people will do shitty stuff to you if you trust them, period. I’m sure most of us have experienced that, so I’m not going to explain that, but if you still want a little reminder, just think of the person who pretended to be your friend to get some favour, like a position in your office/school club etc. or the person who leaked your very personal information.
  4. Don’t do any favours.
    Reason: Then they keep expecting more and more.

And while I have learnt these lessons and more, the hard way, repetitively, I continue to make those mistakes, cuz I’m only human.

But last advice I’d like to give you guys on this post is, Do not do anything you don’t like for earning money. Reason: you’ll be bad at it, there’ll be no satisfaction, and it’ll only increase the disappointment in your otherwise dis-functional life.

3 Things I Learnt from the Internet Today

  1. Channing Tatum is married to ..let me check her name again…Jenna Dewan! They married after working together in Step Up. Cool..good for her.
  2. That “Rock”, the WWE wrestler, has a name. And it is Dwayne Johnson. (I think most fans would know, right?)
  3. That I have got old, and all my memory now is ‘short term memory’. Have a look at the photo below, I know I have seen a similar photo of a Bollywood actor, which shows that some Indian photographers lack creativity 😛 , but I can’t seem to remember whose it was, hence, I’m unsuccessful in finding the picture. (he looks kinda like Hrithik Roshan though, but Hrithik is way prettier.)

Why I Wanna Get a Tattoo

I would want to get a tattoo not for the obvious reason that it is in fashion/cool/something like that, but I would want to get a nice colourful tattoo or two someday, for the following reasons:

  1. It shows you can bear the pain of that pointy machine drilling through your epidermis, injecting foreign substance into your dermis, i.e. you are a strong person.
  2. It’s a form of art, and I would want to see how it’s done. And I would want to own a bit of it too. Get familiar with the art and the artists.
  3. By the time I die, I would want to be surrounded by as many forms of the drawn art as possible. I love art. When I die, I wouldn’t want to leave my body all plain, I’d leave it a work of art, of beautiful, colourful art.

For those who don’t know the history of tattoo, check out the Wikipedia page. My Grandmother had a tattoo, for god’s sake!

I Had a Question

Do you realise that people always criticise badly what’s new?  Take a few examples:

  1. From Physics: The idea that all the planets revolve around the sun, instead of them and the sun revolving around earth. According to some people, mostly the Catholic Church, this could not be true. Biblical references Psalm 93:1, 96:10, and Chronicles 16:30 include text stating that “the world is firmly established, it cannot be moved.” In the same manner, Psalm 104:5 says, “the Lord set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.” (This bit of information taken from Wikipedia.) So Ptolemy would be happy, but not Copernicus & Galileo, eh…  “We are the centre of the system!” I guess some people still believe that, don’t they?
  2. From Biology: I don’t know how many of you guys are aware of the fact that there are Americans who still don’t believe in Evolution. Darwin’s theory of common ancestry for most species, including Homo sapiens sapiens, was greatly disapproved by, guess who? The Catholic Church, according to which human beings are a unique species created by God. “We are unique, could not have descended from monkey-like beings, no way!” Well, I don’t know whether the theory of Evolution is correct, or that of Creation, but if you ask for my opinion, I would say something was created at first right, from which everything evolved; and though evolution is a result of changes surrounding  the species that evolves, 100s of species are changing at the same time, hence, I say God brings about both creation and evolution, and that both do exist. But the argument that Creation is solely responsible for our existence in the form that it is today, is completely wrong.
  3. From our everyday life: In our very own city, the metro train was introduced, which of course has changed the way the city works, it has connected so many places of great distances between them, and eased the transport of thousands, maybe millions. And then after sometime, the Ladies Coach/Compartment was introduced in the metro train. Now we all know that a lot of teasing and misbehaviour on the part of Delhi’s males goes on in the buses. This can very well happen in metro trains too, because the vehicle does not change the man. Also, going to work early in the morning, starting your day with intake of a cloud of men-odour in the heavily crowded office-hour train, isn’t really my idea of a kick-start to a day.
    But then there were smart female journalists writing down how women’s coach is not all that good, that young women stare at you, judging every inch of your turn-up, that the older ones hit you to get way in or out of the train, and that the ladies’ children (dude. at least leave the kids alone) make a lot of noise. I guess these smart ladies need to travel long distances by the buses in the office-hour.  Only those who get the privilege of having something can criticise it.
  4. I would tell you what’s the latest thing that the Catholics and various other people don’t approve of, it’s the Gays. Not going into the details, I guess we’ve read enough news and watched enough of TV and cinema to understand the current situation.

Now, Do you know why this bad criticism or disagreement occurs?
I’ll tell you why. This is actually the explanation given by an older Psychologist, to which I greatly agree. She said that people disapprove of and rebel against new things because they can’t understand them. It hurts their ego and makes them insecure, so they want everyone to believe in what they understand.
[For your information, the Psychologist is gay, maybe that is one of the reasons that made her think of finding an answer to this quiz in the first place. And I think she has done a pretty decent job, what say? ]
(Also, I think that in case #3 of this article, journalists just want something to write about.)

Let’s just face it, the world isn’t stagnant, things are continuously changing, and, everything has not already been discovered or invented. There will be new theories based on observations, new findings based on experiments, and new inventions due to the need, we should try to understand them, instead of being all rebellious.