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Monday, April 25, 2011

The not so complementary Cause and Effect ....

The Anna Hazare campaign was a massive turnout that eventually fizzled out into the routine process of waiting and watching...
I'd say that this stage of  preponderance of the good over the bad & the ugly is always a dangerous predicament,  typical of a democratic setup like ours.
The reason being the time factor, especially when there is a waiting period between what one sets to achieve and the actual execution: numerous equally plausible and important factors come to light.
Not all of those factors would have seemed worthy of consideration in the beginning.
In such a scenario, I fear that the eventual outcome would more or less match existing circumstances, essentially because this country is still a heterogeneous society with a homogeneous ideology of live and let live.

Amendments to the Lokpal Bill in the absence of a strong judiciary matches that of artists screaming democracy in an empty theatre, for any drama devoid of the usual satire or a moral comprehension is a flop.

The need today is not for a common ideology but a common consensus that we all can arrive upon to implement such an ideology.
Time buys circumstances and will always disrupt the cause, forcing us to amend the effects accordingly.
In plain thinking, we need to get the job done now! 

Nandini Rao.

Friday, April 22, 2011

The bearer of fun & the goodtimes...


I'll make this short.
Another wedding, ...and I'm starting to compartmentalize the diaspora that comes with it..
Have you ever noticed that there will always be that one person in the crowd who is the primary enthusiast pushing everyone else to join in the fun?

It's usually your typical friendly AUNTY, who is either a neighbour or your favourite fun aunt from your mother's side.

And somehow,, at all times there will never be two of the same kind.


Nandini Rao.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Of OCD's and their remedies...

Yesterday, I latched the door once, ..twice,.. re-latched after unlocking, and then to assure my cerebral insurance of being adequately covered, unlocked the whole thing, only to lock it again securely.

In the process, I can assure you that my sanity took a beating at least four times, before my dear colleague, who had the privilege of witnessing such an event, deduced the whole activity as being 'work related stress disorder'.

I've often loved monotony, it suits my personality, which also means that I've been happy doing what I do,... and have been happy for a long time now.
So when I was told that it was a matter of stress and strain, I found it hard to fit that interpretation into my custom made 'book of plausibility'.

Somewhere down the line,  in addition to finding solutions for the want that is the world, we have also managed to churn out acceptable terminology for all of our mindful endeavors.
Without dismissing the seriousness of such an observation, I'd rather we let some things be not discovered, for the simple reason that too much of a lot out there is already at stake.

Just the notion of labeling our managerial discrepancies might actually land us in a whirlpool.
I'd say, it's important that we turn a blind eye to some things for the sake of sanity.

Nandini Rao.



Tuesday, April 5, 2011

/*weddings and the goodybag*/

Wedding's are a good occasion to catch up with your friends/acquaintances.......or just a good occasion...
It's an incessant rewind for the jaunty( my family) or an obligatory unwind for the hasty( me)...

 I find it more ritualistic than the actual ritual itself and though I would ceremoniously cater to the social customs of greeting & receiving, my amusement would take a backseat if I didn't sit down to notice everyone else manage/attend to the rules that govern such a social gathering.
It's funny that weddings invariably become the sensitive index that gauge our standing in society, which is not surprising, given the fact that no one has the time to spare their focus on other people, in this fast paced life.
It's the one custom that we can thank ourselves for sustaining, otherwise the very essence of an  Indian Social  Setting is lost.  

Of course,  on any given day, I would devote that kind of time to reading a good book, or just lazying around, but events such as these are self assuring, in every which way, and allow me to introspect once in a while.

Nandini Rao.