Monday, February 5, 2007

Generations, Cauvery and Mobs.

Generations done!! I dint do much this time.. dint attend a single GBM . Infact, I find myself totally agreeing with - If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be "meetings." :D But during the last few days, my consience, whom I had managed to smother, started droning away, and , I felt compelled to go and do my half-penny worth for our dept event. Went just some 4 - 5 days all in all, in which I managed to accumulate sufficient sleep debt! Finally stayed up entire nite on saturday, with the help of umpteen cups of chai, n ended up with bad acidity today! Bunked all classes, n slept the whole day. Now no more sick, but feeling weak.. God! There was a time when I could put in night-outs with ease.. infact, the whole of last year's spring sem, I cant think of a day where I slept more than 5 hrs, and my average was 4 hrs per day! Now, a single week of nite-outs had me down! Either I have lost practice, or I'm growing old! I prefer to attribute this to the former reason than the latter, as, I am "Gonna be 18 till I die ! " :D

Got bored of the old look for the blog, so, here's a revamped blog - new look, new font , new content - but, same old writer! Sorry folks, but there is a limit to what can be changed :D

Heard from Bangalore that the Cauvery verdict is finally out, after 7 long years, and, is in favour of TN. Now, riots are going to begin again in Banaglore. I think , the only thing more scary than a psychotic killer, is a mob. Once in a mob, no one is human anymore. The entire mob is a pulsating, dynamic creature. It is like a time-bomb ticking away. You never know what might trigger it, and once it has been triggered, there is no imagining as to what it might do. And it is the same all over.. the mob kills people in Gujrat based on religion, burns buses in Mumbai and forces a train to reverse tracks, because someone defiled a statue in Kanpur, and cuts off a person's tongue in Banaglore just because he doesn't know to sing the Late Rajkumar's songs. It is sickening to think, that we humans, as a collective force, can contribute only towards violence, than towards something constructive. And, to date, I havent been able to understand how burning buses helps to solve the cause for which the mob is agitating.
I shudder to think what might happen at Bangalore in the coming few days.

8 comments:

vaibhav said...

the new bakground is kool!!!!

Ram said...

Yeah, I agree - Crazy digs!! :P Nice makeover, btw!

Bastet said...

Thanks guys! :)
@ Ram, Not just digs, yaar, mobs worlwide are mad ! :D Digs are crazy about just two things - Raajkumar and Cauvery - one craze literally "died out " :D while the other is never ending !! :D

suma said...

Couldn't agree more with you Chetana. I was shocked when a friend and co-worker of mine, sent out an e-mail in Kannada, script is English ofcourse, asking (almost commanding, with a hint of communal-emotional-blackmail)everyone to sign the cauvery pitition online. I ended up fighting with him, without taking either side. Don't know whats the way out of this communal fire.. how many more to go down?

suma said...

I have a new reason to be proud of myself, being the harbinger for trying to make south meet the north :D ;)

Bastet said...

@ lol !! yup yup way to go!! You are trying for a ganga - cauvery sangama ! :D

Karthik Nayak said...

No comments i am busy burning buses and autos.Although stones are hard to find i am sure u will have a stock from some singing competition of urs
Plz send me some.That will be ur contribution for being a true Bangalorean.

Bastet said...

@ karthik

lol max!! have you decided to speak "the untruth, the whole untruth and nothing but the untruth!! " :D