(ASK THE AUNTIE) auntie’s take on the questions of architecture students

October 16, 2008

Dear fellows, I know you kids really, you know, work hard and all that. Today’s life style makes one wonder whether one is sitting , you know, on a buffalo (oye bhais yaar, hatt mooye! He he he  ) or riding a new Bajaj pulsar at full speed From Patiyala to Jalandhar. So you will have a lot to think of these days hai na? I know, I know, that’s why your beloved Sweetie auntie is here.

The best advice I would give you is to eat a lot of Makhann and drink at least two liters of billo’s(oye again my Bhais yaar, parrey!he he he) milk every morning. But I know you and your issues ( oye not your kids pagaley!) very well, so throw it on me, your questions , and I will catch them like saada Yuvraj Singh.

 

Chaalo , likhtey rehna, hain ji,

Tata ji , tata

Auntie

 

[ caution: the advices given are solely upon the individual judgment to follow, Aunty is not forcing you . Though Billo (aunti’s bhais) takes advices very seriously]

 

Dear auntie,

I am a 24 year old guy doing my final year, and my beloved clutch pencil is not talking to me, I cannot even hold it and make it write my name. I tried so many things, got a new apsara 2b lead, fed it lots of oil, but it just won’t listen. Please help.

By- ParadiseLost

 

Dear PL,

Your clutch is insecure little pencil. It loves you a lot. Try kissing it on the top and show it your First year’s AGT , BCD drawings.  Practice making number eight shapes in the air, and doing some amount of kallaripattu( or sword fight) with your pencil. I am sure that will get the blood flowing.

One more advice, keep your laptop away from your lap, generally clutches are very possessive creatures. They are jealous and Steadler laa oye steadler apsara koi kaam ki nahi.

 

 

Dear auntie,

I am a 20 year old girl and have spent three years in this place already. I don’t like talking to “normal people” about “normal things”, my parents accuse me of being unsocial or arrogant. I am also depressed a lot these days, is it normal?

By- WitheredRose

 

 

Dear WRose,

 

First of all let me tell you, you are God’s gift to civilization and are very smart and talented and a philosopher, especially after reading all those books, merra bachaa!!!

Its completely normal even, Billo(my Bhais, you should know by now) went through the same phase when she was 12. I would advise you to try watching some “STAR PLUS” or Watch “Dil To Pagal hai” atleast for one hour a day in the morning, Okay!!

Normal people are also human beings, its fine if they have not read Derrida, but

You will be pleasantly surprised by their knowledge about TATA nano and Stock market they also know about that girl Salman is dating!

Hain ji , apna khayaal rakhana puttarji.

 

 

 

Dear auntie,

I am 40 something watchman it’s my job to lock the doors at 12 am. Sahab log asked me to do it every night. But These kids in the studios do a lot of nakhara and  don’t let me lock the door till one o clock, I feel sorry for them , but its my Job a question about my stomach( Pate kaa sawaal), what do I do?

By-kanu

 

Dear Kanu,

 

 I hate you, I hate you, I hate you, and will never talk to you. Kittieee! ( :P)

Arrey these kids are the future of the nation, you want to lock them of their creativity? !!

Tch tch tch kanu come here, yeah closer, yeah lend me your ears, Shut the studios from outside, and let the kids be inside. Arrey Kaon dekhta hai? You can earn more every night, see the immense prospects?

Sahab log are too much involved with them selves! They wont even know, just try this and every one will be happy.

Chalo

I love all of you,

Peace! thik hain na ji, oye camera band karo, band karo camera, haa!

 

[Any questions/comments are more than welcome, who cares!]


Whether People of other countries should be allowed to vote for the United States presidential elections?

October 3, 2008

This came about when i was arguing with a guy on an Application called MINE KEY on facebook, the argument may not sound very polished but here it is, the crux.

BASED ON A STUPID INTERNET QUARREL

Against: No, no Non-Us citizen should vote for The US president, we don’t vote for their president.

For : . Americans of course, they don’t vote, they choose whether Saddam should be the president or he should be killed , without Iraq’s consent, whether he is good or bad. Americans get the right to select George Bush who kills thousands of innocent people-Americans have the LUXURY not to vote and still rule

Against:You are asserting that Iraqis should be able to vote in America’s elections. Do Americans get to vote in Iraq’s elections?

For:yes INDIRECTLY YOU VOTE FOR IRAQ, then why do you ask your presidential candidates questions on their stand in IRAQ, i know you asking about a normal citizen voting for IRAQ’S president, but what i am saying is you anyways rule iraq why do have to vote for it, the American puppet government is installed. YES YOU HAVE VOTED FOR IRAQ in a way

Against:If we indirectly vote for Iraq’s president then Iraqis certainly indirectly vote for ours.

But we aren’t talking about being indirect, we’re talking about direct voting.
If Iraqis can vote in America’s elections, Americans must be able to vote in Iraq’s.

For:its very simple what i want to say , The US and the president has a very big impact on the world , specially some countries, so the people whose LIFE and DEATH is affected by the US should be allowed to vote or at least express their opinion, it doesn’t matter to the common US citizen who the president of a 3rd world torn apart country would be, so US doesn’t principally need to vote

Against:Arguably Americans’ lives were affected by the hijakers on 9/11; shouldn’t, by your argument, Americans have some input on politics in Saudi Arabia?

You are allowed to express your opinion but tell me why you should be allowed to affect our elections and we don’t have the same right.

 You might claim it doesn’t matter but you’re making an assumption which isn’t based in reality.

For:it wasn’t a democratically elected government which did 9/11, it was a democratically elected American government which does whatever it does outside America, I know your stand i live in a democratic republic and i wont like people who hardly know about my issues voting for me, nor would i vote for any other country.The role and responsibility of an american president is much much bigger

Against:Doesn’t matter. If there isn’t reciprocity it’s not even remotely reasonable.

For:its like you bomb Iraq loot their oil and ,MAN !you get more than just a say you get shit load of bling and buisness, and poor Iraqis cant even have a say , CLASSIC AMERICAN ARROGANT IGNORANCE..wow applaud people.. hail the common american ..hail their judgement. cheers pal

Against:Listen, you’re missing something crucial here; Bush isn’t me. If an individual Iraqi citizen is going to vote in the American elections, then an individual American citizen should vote in the Iraq elections.

I don’t have any “bling and buisness” dipshit. I am unemployed and have $17 to my name.

You’re ignorance is astounding.

For:Ok wait : aren’t our prime ministers and presidents supposed to REPRESENT us, (aren’t they called representatives), so even if i disagree with certain decisions its my responsibility to throw the man away. IF a common American citizen is so upbeat about their rights,why dont elect a government which doesnt interfere with lives and deaths of people who dont have a fck to do with it.

Against:You aren’t asking for a representative vote, you’re asking for an individual vote.

Regardless, it isn’t as simple as “we don’t like him we throw him away”. I don’t like him but unless there are 2/3 of the country that don’t it won’t matter.
If a common Iraqi citizen is so upbeat about the right to vote in our elections why don’t they do more about the violence that is giving George Bush excuses to stay in Iraq?

For:yea you have a point.( though a common Iraqi might not have a house and would have his neighbors bombed) and i know the majority wins right or wrong doesn’t matter .at least it makes the 2/3ds happy, tats y i said its not about individual anymore, its about the masses, i am just talking of a gr8er impact of an election in US. Nevertheless its a great country and credit goes to the individuals )

 

your comments are more than welcome


on “Death” and on “Gita”(Indian media neglecting Orrisa violence and bajrang dal)

September 30, 2008

CAUTION:looking for gyan ? this is not the right place

Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.“-Bhagwad Gita

Gita says say don’t grieve death, its inevitable anyways. Truth , says Gita, is nothing but the concepts of ISHWARA(supreme controller), JEEV(soul),PRAKRITI(matter, nature), KARMA(action), KAALA(time).

We don’t seem to go beyond this, like reading a guide book with shortcuts for your exams.

After all you don’t need to read Mahabharatha, if you have seen it on televison, and seen some lines here and there.(or is it?)

Seemingly some religiously motivate people  , have massacered around fifty people in orrisa and I am sure will justify their actions “WITHOUT GRIEF” .Whats more it was’t allowed extensive media coverage like the serial blasts in New Delhi and managed to feature at the second or third pages of the newspapers and five seconds on TV  .There have long been rumours about the massacre of Christians in Orrisa, but such stories are somehow not  much hyped in the Indian media. The so called “secular India” might be going to dogs and we living in the disgraced country are been dragged too. ALL I CAN DO IS VOTE, BUT IT DOESN”T SEEM TO HELP .

“Whats your contribution to prevent the crisis?” you would ask, well I would say “NONE” and am glad to say so because i atleast havent added to the tension.It seems like raising your voice against any kind of violence is to alienate a community which could evetually burn your home down.

I had seen an article on the internet claiming “Bajrang Dal Makes a Village muslim free{click to read full article)”

Stating”The past 10 days have seen armed Bajrang Dal activists on the rampage, driving out about 25 Muslim families from their homes, ransacking their houses and setting them on fire.”           Most people in India will give a full fleged yawn on such a news, it doesn’t make a difference till you are directly affected, see!

Indian  proud of their heritage , dont grieve the dead, but die in the name of culture , without being heard , without producing a single squeek and other Indians like me squeel in such blogs, shame on me.

On the other hand Indian Media ( aaj tak , India tv and similar so called news channels full of crap)  devote most of their time showing the ressurection of Ravan, astrological predictions, similarity between Sita and Helen of Troy et cetra. Why not ?for TRPs.  Sadly but truly this proves our mentality and makes us a nation who does’t mind death as long as it is “by” or “for” Gita.

No wonder if someone concludes that Gita was set in a Battle Ground to jusify evreything possible in the name of God , whch the world has imbibed very conviniently.

(p.s Bhagwad Gita is being misused in present times, but is a great book to read, i love it and hold an unshakeable respect for its teachings )

references from the web

http://www.countercurrents.org/comm-nagaraj290903.htm

http://xmb.stuffucanuse.com/xmb/viewthread.php?tid=5573

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/more.christians.killed.in.india.violence/21306.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gita

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bajrang_Dal


Another BOMB blast in DELHI

September 27, 2008

We Indians have got used to this kind of news. Tommorow it will be in the newspapers how people braved the odds and went on to live their normal lives just the next day. I feel sometimes handicapped , When i go out of my house I might not even return home.

                                  Believe me or not we are more than one billion and murders of a couple of people wont change the scene of indian politics, human life has last value in India, i feel like i am a vegetable.

                                  India is a Democracy you would say, then why does Raj Thakrey with only seven seats in the state assembly  allowed to speak on the behalf of entire state. India is going to dogs and common vegetables like me cant do any thing but watch it happen, and write frustated articles.

Here are last 10 major attacks on INDIA






  • August 252007 – Two blasts in Hyderabad’s Lumbini park and a restaurant. The police reportedly managed to find and defuse another bomb in the same area……………….42-KILLED




This makes 10 major attacks in 2 years! THis makes a total of 429 victims of terrorism in last two years.
And seems very easy to write it on internet, indeed it is, no matter whom you vote for, whom you support, whomever you believe in, whatever religion you follow in India, one thing is for sure, your life does not make any difference, you dont have any value.
Atleast thats the picture I get. Hope for a better future, pray for the dead.
source
2,765 people died in terrorism-related violence in India during year 2006. A review of the data indicates that nearly 41 per cent of all such fatalities occurred in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) alone as a result of the Pakistan-backed separatist proxy war in that State. 27 per cent resulted from Left Wing Extremism (Maoism/Naxalism) across parts of 14 States, prominently including Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Karnataka. 23 per cent of the total fatalities in 2006 occurred in the multiple insurgencies of India’s Northeast.”-www.sapt.org

Urban Assault

September 22, 2008

I was watching T.V with my mum one day, and i noticed that for about some minutes now she hadn’t spoken. I had ignored some really irritating noise(of “hussssh”) and turned my head to the direction of the source to investigate and stop the irritation. I saw mum behind the wall with a roll of newspaper (intended for violent use) in her hand and her little head popping out and her face turned aggressive. I looked where the trembling newspaper roll was pointing. I wasn’t surprised at finding what was being pointed and shooed away but was surprised at the mere act which seemed to me like the reaction of two dogs in a territorial conflict.
Well it was a medium sized langur(monkey) who was not that interested in TV but was looking quite baffled with this weird reaction of the human being and was looking forward to accept the offer(of the paper roll), but didn’t quite know if it could eat it. What it did next was quite anticipated if you were in its place, it grabbed the news paper, ran out of the door , tried to chew it and realized it somehow didn’t have the taste for it. The scene ended up with shreds of paper, screams and paw prints.

My mum who was quick to close the window said पता नही कौन गला शिकार होगा, जय हनुमान.”(i.e.”god knows who will be the next victim, jai hamuman”). the first part of the sentence(about the victim) was devoted to the popular detective show on a third grade hindi news channel , where as the later part was to worship the monkey(or the monkey god) who was being shooed away a while ago.
This was the biggest reverse culture shock I had received after coming back from europe.I was in India and a monkey could just enter and leave my house at its own will, it was treated with disgust first and was praised(ironically) when it wasn’t there to listen and was busy attacking other households. It was and still is some amusement to see day today things and wonder if the thought of amusement really deserves a thought? or is it worse than before? or is it better than before? or is the great Indian tolerance superficial? or is the opposite where the disgust is superficial and tolerance deep?

There was recently a story in The Times of India about Drunk Monkeys attacking Humans in Orissa. (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1080182.cms).

Why?
Because the Hindus believe that Pawan Dev (God of Air, wind ) incarnated in the form of a monkey and helped the human race and Ram(Vishnu’s incarnation) to fight evil and played a major role . This means that all monkeys must be divine and thus treated with tolerance, if not equal they have a greater right to live.
Yeah right! Such belief in a society which takes over the natural habitat of monkeys and kills many of them out of fear,anger or contempt seems quite hypocritical. Where is the logic?

By this logic if monkeys were to rule the world and take our homes one day, they should rightfully worship the entire human race because Jesus Christ was born to humans.

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