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Monday, April 21, 2014

Rudimentary People

I've been contemplating for a while...and this 'mindful' behavior has invoked my inner skeptic to write again! I know, it's been a long hiatus, .....even so, I hope to never have to go back to wondering why that may have been the case! So here I am, wishing to calm the cognitive needler in me.

Much has changed over the last decade. Although I am an optimist in the true sense and strive to embrace the new and be done with the old, I cannot help but attack the madness that has accompanied this change.
Nothing seems as ethereal as it would a decade ago. It's the abundance that's hurting the ordinary. I like the ordinary, the simplicity,...the mundane even,..that life should bring with it. I dislike the notion of change giving way to exuberance, so much as to polish life's experiences and have them be presented on a platter! I like the unknown, the nothingness that life should challenge us with. Nothingness brings with it an adequate amount of curiosity.  Instead, what we have is an abundance, leading to an emptiness ...a certain vagueness that is brought about by having too much of everything. Not in the material sense (we still have a long way to go), but the noise that has accompanied this change is deafening!  Peace be with me in not having to change with this change!

 I 'll be done with this ludicrous thought process that's swirling my head when I am assured that there is someone out there as rudimentary in his/her ways as I am. Till then, I hope to write to be rid of the madness that is me.

Here's wishing me happy blogging while I wish you, that is the reader, sanity in spite of knowing me!

Nandini Rao.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

My Cow and Bull story...unabridged.

It's been a while since I have put pen to paper, but today, there is this lingering thought in my Big Head that I hope would be best addressed by blogging. I was on one of my mindful pursuits, which usually turns a frantic pulse as the day progresses,.....and in the mayhem realized that my cellphone was missing. Well, to be precise, I had forgotten it at home. Not so much of a disaster, you would think...but disaster it was.
I panicked out of my wits...and suddenly turned  into this vulnerable cherubic soul looking for cover.

What's changed so much in ten years since the first of these mobile accessories came into being that branding has become synonymous with indispensability? It's frustrating to challenge our stance by going back to when we managed without these gadgets. I liked the pace of life then compared to the insane urgency we are  living with now. I think the social etiquettes were also best presented during those days when people took the time out to greet each other and receive respectfully.

The 'cattle class' that has emerged with this 'elctromania', is a degraded society that I wish not to be a part of,.... but which  I'm finding increasingly indispensable just like the cellphone.
Should I be bold enough to let go of such manic obligations or should I be the bull that chases the cow inspite of not seeing red...(pun intended)?

While I ponder over the goodness of the Doordarshan era to the menace i.e. the Saas-Bahu sequence( pun definitely not intended....), I have a call waiting!

I guess like many things in life, I just need to go with the flow.  

Nandini Rao.