27 May, 2010

The End of Imagination

I've been reading a collection of essay's by Arundhati Roy.. Some of the stuff she has to say makes a lot of sense.. here's a sample...

"The nuclear bomb is the most anti-democratic, anti-national, anti-human, outright evil thing that man has ever made.

If you are religious, then remember that this bomb is Man's challenge to God.
It's worded quite simply: We have the power to destroy everything that You have created.

If you're not (religious), then look at it this way. This world of ours is four thousand, six hundred million years old.
It could end in an afternoon."

For anyone who wants to atttempt reading them, here is one of them, titled "The End of Imagination", which featured both in FrontlineOutlook.

24 May, 2010

Present v/s Future

The more I see my grandparents and parents, more I feel that it is important to live in the present, for the present.
But the more we live just for the present, more complicated our future seems to be getting.  

23 May, 2010

Quenching Thirst

Ever watered plants in the summer heat... 
Not only is it a satisfying experience (because the plants suddenly seem alive ! ), the smell of wet mud is intoxicating.

It somehow isn't important whether the plants thanked me in words.. what I gave led to the satisfaction, that of good use, and that's all that matters.