Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Why I believe in 2012

I havent seen the movie 2012 but I do believe that we are going to die soon-the world is gonna end soon. If not in 2012 then maybe 10 years later, 20 years later or at the most 30 years later.

1. I have a fantastical mind which likes to believe in such far-fetched stuff. It may be true. I believe in aliens, in witches in magic, so why not in destruction. It sounds kinda cool huh? Who knows what is true and what is untrue?

2. Scientific reasons like global warming and stuff.Blah blah blah...you know all the technical details and me being a dud in science related information, this is not the best forum to understand global warming. ( google search is the ultimate easy way out)

3. Actually the most important reason for me to believe in the destruction is based on information that is not widespread. My theory is based on Hindu mythology. Let me proceed to explain this obnoxious idea whirling in my head called the YUG THEORY. We all know that the Puranas, the Vedas, Mahabharat and other Hinduism related texts talk of four yugs, namely Kreta, Treta, Dvapara and Kali Yug. When one yug ends another begins and so the cycle rolls. We are basically living in the kaliyug(you must be knowing that by now!) Dvepara ended when Lord Krishna's descendents Yadavas killed each other, following which a new era began(this happened after the first war fought in Kurukshetra ended! I mean Mahabharat ofcourse!) So basically when Kalyug ends Kreta will start again each Yug is supposed to comprise of 4 lac 33 years.Lets count backwards.We are living in the 21st century-so 2100 years have passed already. Before that many many years have passed in the B.C era. And this is only the time measurements which were recorded. So obviously many thousand years had already been over. Thus it is quite possible that 4 lac 33 years allotted to Kalyug are nearly over. May be just a few years are left?

Who Knows? This can be possible?!

Actually am quite exited and fascinated by the whole idea! Lets see what happens. 

What say? All set huh?

Friday, November 27, 2009

rhymes with life

"Piggy on the railway tracks
picking up stones.
Down came an engine driver
and broke piggy's bones.
'Ah' said piggy that's not fair
'Oh' said the engine driver
I don't care!"

The old familiar nursery rhyme-simple? I think not. I feel its complicated.
Who is the piggy and who is the engine driver or should I ask-What role do each of us play in the society-that of the helpless piggy or the ruthless engine driver? The roles may get merged at times, confusing identities-that of the helpless and the ruthless. And sometimes roles may be reversed.

The piggy cries out for help while the engine driver, intent on his mission, doesn't bother. And whose fault is it anyway? Didn't the piggy know about the railway tracks and the danger involved? He wasn't supposed to be picking up stones on the railway tracks! 

Or maybe piggy had always picked stones on that spot and the railway tracks were a recent addition. His area, his territory was taken over to build a railway track, just like the situation now-industries are built to make sackfuls of money, not caring about the losses farmers would suffer. By the way the nursery rhyme was written precisely at the time of the industrial revolution. Talk of reflection of society in literature.

And what about our roles? What role do you play? Who are we- the piggy or the engine driver. We must have played either of the roles atleast once in our lives? Or haven't we? Will we? Or wont we?which one do you prefer? Are you on piggy's side or the engine driver?Is deciding one over the other the correct thing to do? Is their a correct answer?

Piggy or Engine driver?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Cant find no words

These days people seem to have a problem with the way Gen Now speaks. They seem to find our language irritating. Recently there was an article in a leading newspaper which listed words used by us that annoy. From when did saying "awesome" become so damn annoying? We don't seem to have a problem with anyone's lingo! And whatever happened to freedom of speech?

Phrases like "take care", "whatever and "chill" seem to prick people somewhere.

Staying at home gets to be a problem coz a check over the language is a big issue. Let alone the f word and other four letter utterances, something like saying 'cool' is also looked down upon. I , like many others have substituted the f word with fish, which isn't offensive in any way.

I don't have a problem with not being able to utter offensives. I have a problem with people having problems even if we use words which make life easier. Like when we don't use vowels in SMS, we not only save characters, but also time. And come on.How much can we type with our thumb?!

I am not saying we be allowed to use it in exams or anything, there will be a practical problem in that. A "dnt' can be interpreted as ' dont' or 'didnt'. I write hs for both 'his' and 'house'. It all depends on the context. Ofcourse when am messaging my mom I try to put in the vowels also!!!

The older generations should just let us be! Let us use the language we want to. Let us say "anyways" instead of anyway. let us say our "cool" and our "chill" and our "whatever". The english language has only evolved over the ages because changes were brought in and accepted. Accept these changes too coz " nothing comes from nothing, nothing ever could..."

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The "fast" factor

Karva Chauth, made famous by Indian Movies and soaps isn't as romantic or sweet a day as made out to be. For those who don't know Karva Chauth is the day woman of north Indian communities ( Marwaris, Punjabis, UP-aites) fast for the long lives of their husbands. They don't eat or drink the whole day, there is a get-together of fasting ladies in the evening and they perform a ritual which I have nicknamed "passing the parcel" ans then at night they look at the moon and break their fast by having water and a small bite of something

So basically if a woman does not fast she is looked down upon by the society which is pre-dominantly full of the xy chromosome people who dictate the dos and donts of our society. And Karva Chauth like many other Hindu festivals is purely reflection of the male chauvinism in our world.(One other example is Rakhi and Bhai duuj, where sisters pray for the long lives of their brothers !duh!)

There is nothing romantic about Karva Chauth, it's the woman who keep fasts. I have nothing against fasts. Occasional fasting is supposedly good for health (  I don't know how true that is?) What I have a problem with is the reason for the fast. As if fasting will actually increase the lifespan of the dear hubby ( there would be no widows in our land if that was true) Other communities don't fast, don't their husbands live long ? Do they die premature deaths?

I don't understand the logic behind all this. Is there any?

 Many myths are associated with this day, they are fortunately just myths. Yet woman are superstitious enough to believe that if they stop fasting something terrible will befall their husbands. And if she doesn't fast and something does happen she will be blamed. And so woman fast. And men secretly love it.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

baah baah!!!

Crying on TV is so damn cheap. Gawd!!!I have enough people crying their hearts out around me to care a fig about some pseudo celeb cry her eyes out on the idiot box. When I see people crying on national television my mouth forms a big fat "duh". But ofcourse the prize for crying the most on TV goes to Miss Bharatiya Nari Rkhi Sawant! ( BTW her latest is a show which involves babies! Sadists!)
By now the world and his wife know all about publicity stunts
Mandira Bedi crying
rupali Ganguly shedding tears
And then thre are the soaps
Anandi crying (not again)
Ridhima crying
enough right?
Wrong. We are sadists. We love to see people cry. Its pathetic actually but cant be helped.

But honestly do give us something happier. We are saddled with so miuch sorrow anyway.
Not good huh?
Big blobs of tears generate bucket loads of TRPs. Why? coz we love tears. None of us say
"Jaani, I hate tears"
So there, "cry baby cry tujhe paisa milega"
Rote Raho.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

three days

These days three days are devoted to Puja Visharjan....dashami and the two days after. Somehow I find the visharjan part very creepy. Seeing truckloads of idols at night is not my idea of fun. Not because the roads are blocked. Because ma seems to have lost all her splendour. I mean when we see the idols in the pandals the feeling is completely different. and then seeing straw coming out from Ma Durga's back is big time creepy. I cant imagine myself sharing a truck with the life size idols. And the dancing frenzy accompanied by the dhak is creepier....damn scary ... don't know if its meant to be.

One thing which was different in this year's Visharjan was that roads were being cleared for cars to pass. A scene never seen before. BB and Didi gearing up for 2011?

There are some questions better left unanswered. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The day I saw a gorilla on the stairs.

I was about five or six when the gorilla visited our building. You saw it right. A gorilla.

My father used to drop me off from school. I used to run up to our 3rd floor flat and papa used to wait downstairs till I reached the house and waved from the verendah. Then he used to go back to his shop.

One day as usual he waited downstairs while i ran up the stairs. I hadn't even reached the 1st floor I saw a big black hairy pair of legs. A Gorilla!
I ran down the stairs calling out to papa " There's a gorilla in our staircase, gorilla papa" I screamed with all my might.

Dad came up with me to investigate.

Ultimately I realised that it was a workman that I saw and not a gorilla(no offence meant to anyone but I was a kid!)

That's my gorilla story.There are others involving dogs,bats and a bull. Some other time. 

a crappy introduction

Yeah the first post is always difficult, the baby steps you know. I like to start with memories but I need to explain why I named my blog pigeonheadophobia not because it matters but because  I like to explain things. 

In simple words "pigeonhead" is someone with a very small brain and the phrase is used as an insult. Sometimes some situations have a sort of pigeonheaded essence in them. Sometimes people are pigeonheads. Sometimes I act like one.

Nothing wrong in pigeonheadedness. 

Basically really like this weird meaning less word. No other reason. 

That's all with the explaining I suppose.