Once, proud was I. As strong as an ox. As compassionate as a priest. As understanding as a therapist. I have succumbed to the lowest form of humanity. Courageous in my world of lies, my faith being deceit.
Like partners, I have intertwined you with me, creating spontaneous combustion within my conscience. I have worn myself out by running from the truth. And now the mirrored image haunts me.
I am without speech, for my words are offensive. I am without sight, for it is clouded. I am without heart, for it has hardened. I am without sound, for it has muffled. I am without soul, for it has drowned.
-- "I don't have to be what somebody else wants me to be, and I am not afraid to be what i want to be." ---- G.A.
Came across this post on Mostly Economics where the author talks about experiences and observations of Anuvaub Paul (a comedian) after his interactions with students of a B-school in Pune.
Being an MBA himself Anuvaub is really surprised to see students having similar career choices as they had during his time. He is also disappointed how clueless students are and are just chasing these jobs for salaries so that edu loan can be repaid.
His post highlights the herd mentality that we are so prone to, esp while pursuing courses like MBA where stop seeing beyond obvious career choices. And this view is further narrowed down to more glamorous or higher paying jobs like consulting or investment banking.
Makes for an interesting read. Anuvaub's post can be found here.
For better part of past year or two, I have tried to avoid buying bottled water as much as possible. My reason has been simple - first bottles are made of plastic which is highly toxic to environment. Further, I strongly feel tap water (at most places with basic level of hygiene) are good enough to drink. Another factor is the absolute high premium charged by companies on bottled water.
Some companies have even gone to the extent of claiming that drinking water should not be a fundamental right of humans! Wow! How far can we migrate from basic ethos just to chase some profit - as if all other opportunities to ear profit and run a business have dried up.
That is why this article published by Story of Stuff Project (you should follow the site if you aren't already) is very important. The article throws light on how companies are exploiting natural resources in ways that have long term impact on ecology of regions without being held accountable for the damages caused.
I do not always agree with what Blogger Amit Verma writes on his popular blog India Uncut, but when I read this article on Arvind Kejriwal, I simple had to share it here.
I think it summarizes everything about Kejriwal that we love to complain about. You can read the article at its original location here
In theory, a devout politician is a good thing. A politician who believes in God seems to accept the existence of an entity more powerful than himself, and that should be a reassuring thought to Indian voters. We have plenty of devout politicians here, and while the ones in the ruling party are most vocal about it, opposition politicians aren’t far behind. Take Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, for example.
When he was sworn in as chief minister at the Ramlila Maidan,Kejriwal repeatedly thanked God for his newfound status. “I thank the Supreme Father, Ishwar, Allah, Waheguru,” he breathlessly proclaimed, trying to cover all bases. And in case the concerned gods missed it, he later…