Monday, September 29, 2008

For all the male chauvinists out there...

A man was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife stayed home.

He wanted her to see what he went through so he prayed:

"Dear Lord: I go to work every day and put in 8 hours while my wife merely stays at home. I want her to know what I go through, so please allow her body to switch with mine for a day. Amen."

God, in his infinite wisdom, granted the man's wish.

The next morning, sure enough, the man awoke as a woman.

He arose, cooked breakfast for his mate, awakened the kids; set out their school clothes, fed them breakfast, packed their lunches; drove them to school, came home and picked up the dry cleaning, took it to the cleaners and stopped at the bank to make a deposit, went grocery shopping; then drove home to put away the groceries; paid the bills and balanced the check book.

He cleaned the cat's litter box and bathed the dog. Then it was already 1 P.M. and he hurried to make the beds, do the laundry, vacuum, dust, and sweep and mop the kitchen floor. Ran to the school to pick up the kids and got into an argument with them on the way home. Set out milk and cookies and got the kids organized to do their homework, then set up the ironing board and watched TV while he did the ironing.

At 4:30 he began peeling potatoes and washing vegetables for salad, breaded the pork chops and snapped fresh beans for supper. After supper, he cleaned the kitchen, ran the dishwasher, folded laundry, bathed the kids, and put them to bed. At 9 P.M. He was exhausted, and, though his daily chores weren't finished, he went to bed where he was expected to make love, which he managed to get through without complaint.

The next morning, he awoke and immediately knelt by the bed and said, “Lord, I don't know what I was thinking. I was so wrong to envy my wife's being able to stay home all day. Please, oh please, let us trade back."

The Lord, in his infinite wisdom, replied, "My son, I feel you have learned your lesson and I will be happy to change things back to the way they were. You'll just have to wait nine months, though. You got pregnant last night!!!!!"
Does this remind you of any woman in your family? Then do me a favour, call them & make their day by telling them that you do not envy them and also tell them how important they are in your life.

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Self Restraint

Self-control is always seen as something which gives strength. In recent times Gandhi had made it very popular.
Is self-control necessary to live our life?
What makes us different from murderers, thieves and other anti-social people.They have the same range of emotions and desires like us.We have anger,violence,love,greed and jealousy which are the basis of our life.Or is the logic which drives this is.... "As long as you don’t get caught you are not a thief."
We all suffer from sudden outburst of anger and we all have emotions which can actually result in unfavourable consequences.Underneath all the civilized human set-up we are still wired to hunt and kill.May be now because we are so good at hiding our emotions with action/adventure movies,we seemed to forget that .Sometimes the voice in our heads,reaches outside and we are thrown into an asylum.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


All our talents are of no use to the world.The world mostly thrives on our weakness.Any weakness we have will get exploited and used for all kinds of material.physical and spiritual gain.The world does not work on principles of gift economy or intelligent consumerism.
I am not trying to paint a nihilistic view of the world.
I feel there is hope when we learn more and more about how the society keeps it self alive.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Absolute and Relative terms

When we define life or when we try to explain our own lives ,there is always this desire to put it in absolute terms.We want to identify our life through our profession,our achievements,our failures and also through our nationality/race/caste.But as I have explored trying to explain my life through these stable terms ,I have realized that it is a illusion.The same thing happens when I try to define someone through these narrow limitations.

But can we survive in this world without making these limited claims?
If someone asks you whether this person is "good"?
What should the answer be?
Should I say that according to my limited information which I got through the range of conversation and also through gossip ...
He is like "this"

May be the society thinks he is weird, but the same set of foolish people may claim his greatness later.So my problem has always been how do you define a human?
Sometimes I feel the philosophical answers sound perfect. Personality is just a facade which covers our true self.The true self has no attributes and is perfect.

Friday, September 05, 2008


What is more scarier than one's own death?
If a person you love suffers,that is more painful than anything you ever experienced.
Your parents mortality question the very fact of your existence.Every moment becomes so precious and is capable of so much transformation.When things get taken for granted its mundane.When they start disintegrating,you realize the underlying divinity.Life offers no second chances,dont ever let the moments pass without making it acheive glory.