Monday, March 26, 2018

Children attend birthdays, elders attend funerals [COMPACTIDEA]

I might be writing this as a COMPACTIDEA, but the idea itself isn't compact in its significance. I've frequently observed that while kids attend births and birthdays, their elders attend cremations and funerals. Philosophically this is so strange [and sad], and is one clear way in which a distinction can be drawn between younger and older humans.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Sridevi shouldn't have been wrapped in the Indian tricolor flag, nor should she have been given a state funeral [COMPACTIDEA]

It was politics at play when Sridevi was wrapped in the Indian flag and was given a state funeral. She was no soldier. She was just an actress, like so many others. Raising her to the level of the jawaans who take bullets to their chests in order to defend our nation is shameful. The sacrifices of the brave men guarding our borders and securing our skies don't deserve to be made comparable to the death of a Bollywood actress.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

The faces of mixed-ethnicity Indian-American women - Nikki Haley and Sunita Williams - look very weird [COMPACTIDEA]

In some photos, Nikki Haley looks like either an animal or an alien. She looks neither proper White American, nor proper Indian, but somewhere in the middle, and this gives her a weird, scary look. Ditto for Sunita Williams.


Thursday, January 25, 2018

कुत्तों के भौंकने से शेर अपना रास्ता नहीं बदलते।

"कुत्तों के भौंकने से शेर अपना रास्ता नहीं बदलते।"

That's the sentence which spontaneously came out of my mouth the other day when I was driving on a highway at good speed, and a random car came behind my car and started pressing the horn repeatedly, asking me to get aside so that it could pass. I didn't give it way and continued driving as usual and my heart just uttered this sentence. I then realized - wow, what a nice quotation this can be :-)

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Buying a pretty phone that doesn't have many useful applications available - like the BlackBerry Passport - is analogous to marrying a pretty girl who naturally comes without brains!


Art, artistic movie, etc., are the usual words that are used to make pornography inside movies appear normal, justified, and even required

Truth is that Ram Gopal Verma is doing a cheap movie by putting in a new porn actress [this could become a new trend going forward]. He knows that this "formula" will work. That Indians will flock to cinema halls to watch this so-called "movie". In reality, it'll be pornography disguised as a movie. And now just look at the kind of heavy and nice/professional/serious words RGV has used in order to make it look like he's not doing a porn film - "an elevating and thought provoking experience", "I Thank you for the person you are and I admire and respect you for the way you project your thinking ..You are the painting and I am just a frame maker". Bullshit dude. He obviously milked her for all the casting couch favors [obviously she wouldn't resist]. He's well-known for doing this, and he'll probably continue his hunt for a new prey when he gets bored of this one. Who do they think they're fooling with these sophisticated words? The people? The CBFC? The news media? Everyone knows what's really happening here.





Sunday, January 7, 2018

Many times, we remember only a correct summary, or general feeling of an incident or a series of incidents, but not the individual incidents themselves

This applies to both persons/people and life incidents that happen to us. Many times we don't remember or recall details of specific incidents [within a series of related incidents], but we do remember the overall "feel" or "feeling" of what happened, or how a person was to/with us. For example, if we dealt with a fellow ten years ago for six months, then sometimes we're only able to give a [correct] broad summary of whether that person is good or bad [or any other trait(s)], without being able to tell specific incidents that are behind our summary. Similarly, suppose I had traveled through Hazyview town in Mpumalanga, South Africa, eight years ago. It's totally possible that I [correctly] claim that Hazyview was "awesome", without being able to recall or remember any specific incident(s). The word "correctly" needs some comment here. It doesn't imply in absolute sense that Hazyview is "awesome". It means that I had actually found Hazyview "awesome" back then, and the overall, one-word summary of my travel through Hazyview that I'm giving in the form of the word "awesome" correctly represents my feelings back then.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

One's current geographic location - state or country - has a very strong effect on one's thinking and eventually actions [COMPACTIDEA]

I've observed this both personally and in others. The same person - suppose he or she belongs to and lives in the Punjab state/province of India - starts thinking, behaving and acting differently when he or she is in Delhi. The difference isn't necessarily "positive". But the difference does exist - and it's usually a strong difference, with the strength roughly proportional to the distance from your home place. Similarly, the same fellow will behave very differently when he or she is in a foreign country, say Colombia. One's inhibitions, self-control and self-restrictions generally are lower when one is in foreign territory, especially is this foreign territory isn't "backward" compared to the place/state/province from where one has come.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

It's very difficult to read the Wikipedia article "Timeline of the far future" [COMPACTIDEA]

Specifically, this is about this current version of the article. The article talks about our Earth, our Milky Way, and the Universe 10,000 years from now, or 100,000 years from now, or 1 million years from now. It's so difficult to read this article because of the very far future events it talks about. You almost want to cry. The Universe is so vast. These far future events are so far. So very far. No one I know, including myself, will be around then. So sad. Feels so weird to read about these events out into the far future. I left reading this article without finishing it.