Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Introspection Illusion

We have a very strong belief that what we think is based on more sound reasoning than what others reason. It gives us an illusion which justifies our actions to us. Since there is no direct connection with others, we are unable to understand the reasoning behind what they are thinking. The difference in the thought process of two individuals leads to misunderstanding.

Our thinking, our reasoning and thought processes are governed by a lot of situations and conditions. Even two people living together since birth will develop different ways to approach a problem. The reason behind the different approaches might be very well explained by The Butterfly Effect; there might have been slight deviation in experience of one of the individuals and the seed to a different path would have been sown.

Introspection illusion, as it is popularly termed, has not only led to minuscule fights, gruesome murders but also to wars between nations. The false just of our actions make us take a stand on our action and our next action is considering our current situation and past experience. The other person, who becomes the receiver of our actions, accepts our actions and words wearing the cloak of that person’s experience and situation. The major difference in the platform the two individuals the standing, creates friction.

As an individual, it is nearly impossible to eliminate the illusion, but one can just broaden the horizon of the semblance and take it close to reality. Understanding others thus plays an important part. The more we are aware of the cultures others follow and the circumstances they have been through, the better the relationship would be.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


There's Nothing Like Anything - This certainly can be the most baffling and intriguing punchline. Let me start with defining, the word 'ANYTHING' - Anything is an indefinite thing, i,e something vague or not clearly defined or stated. This removes any possible boundary or paradigm we humans have created and thus nurtures creativity. Creativity is always smothered by the so called rules and regulations and the prototype these rules create.


Anything does not has a standard, it does not has an epitome, neither it has any precise definition. It's vague, it's as explorable as philosophy and as limited as a well. For humans, anything is a vast open field, where they are open to do what we want. We can convert it into a play ground or turn it into a farm land or into an industry we can be as vague as creating a space station. It will all depend on the creativity.

There's nothing like creativity. There's nothing like learning and the best part of learning is letting an individual be creative because we all know that we can not teach something to a person, we just need to ignite the passion and fire towards a particular job and 'Anything' will  foster the creativity.

Anything breaks perspectives, it allows individuals to view things they way they want to view in any number of ways. Its like looking at the stars and allowing one's creativity take leaps and bounds to visualize as much as   one wants.

Certainly we have seen the most remarkable and innovative people think of anything. They think by breaking boundaries and creating a whole new world of possibilities. Certainly, there's nothing like anything.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Bandstand - A Second Perspective

Once again, I got an opportunity to come down to Mumbai. This time I was putting up at Bandra, near Bandstand. For most of us, Bandra and Bandstand are known for only two things, super stars, and love making couples. When my friends came to know of my stay, most of them suggested me to go and enjoy at band stand – enjoying meant, watching the couples make love – others grinned at my loneliness amid the passion. Now one thing is pretty sure, Bandstand has become a public symbol, which won’t let any couple feel guilty of expressing love in public over there.

It was not long ago, when I read a quote on Facebook and it caught my eye, “In India, you can piss in public, but cannot kiss in public”. Initially I fiddled the quote, branding it a gender biases quote. Lately did I realize that we Indians have problem with public display of affection, PDA - what most of my friends call it.
The funny part of Indian lives is, we may easily find couples having a fracas in public, but would rarely find a couple romancing in public. I am astonied to feel that we are hunky-dory with the bombarding negative emotions but are wary of the most rustic positive emotions.

Being intimate is the greenest emotion – an emotion which is the most primitive one, an emotion which leads to one of the purest processes of life – generating new life. We live in a culture, where we consider physical intimacy a sacrosanct act, an act worth ostracism. We discuss it, laugh on it, crack jokes on it, watch it, but don’t admit that we practice it.

Recently came an end to an enthralling T-20 Cricket World Cup and there too, something struck my eyes. The jubilation by West Indian team was different. People were amazed to see a team, playing The Gentlemen’s game, dancing and enjoying in a rustic fashion.  Once again, the dance became the talk of the town, because the behavior was unexpected on a cricket ground.

There’s no problem with the dance, or with the dancers – read players – but, the problem lies with the viewers, who would shy away from dancing in public. Parallelly, the problem doesn't lie with love making couples, but the viewers. If we see our ancient sculptures, we would find engraving of dancing and love making couples. This gives a breath to the thought that there has been a time when these things were openly acceptable but, because of a change in mindset, they have disappeared.