25 June, 2011

Hit in the Face

What happens if you are crossing the road and a bike suddenly rams into you....
Besides the fact that you'll probably be unconscious (or maybe you wish you are), what is the first thing that will come to your mind...

Thank god I am alive !!

But what happens if you've just witnessed someone getting rammed!


Whats your first impulse ?

Wonder what the sign means ?

Flattery or Praise

There is a fine line between praise and flattery...
What sounds like music to our ears needn't always be true...

But what if the words are well meant, and you think its flattery...

What is worse... believing flattery.... or hurting someone you love...

Where do we draw the line....

Or do pessimists always assume the worst !!!

10 June, 2011

History

History (from Greek ἱστορία - historia): "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation"

If we dwell deeper in the word, it brings out the past - the good, the bad, the ugly... and so, is a strong tool to develop opinions....
Needless to say, most poeple are "taught" history as children....
I remember pouring through books of history in school to scrape through my history test.

However, almost 20 years later (goodness, its been very long !!), I realize that history should not be taught... poeple should be allowed to explore it for themselves, and the society should just provide the tools... to explore freely, whichever aspect we wish to...

Though my liking for history stems from school, it is more due to my teacher, who acted like a narrator of the events that have gone by, rather than someone trying to preach a moral outcome.... school only touches the tip of the iceberg...

History is unbound, and growing every moment... even as I write this blog...

It's just about growing with it... by dwelling into it.. not being held back.. but by understanding the reason....