Flowers of Lalbagh

A Rose, is not the only species of Flower… To make money, is not the only reason to Live… To fight, is not the only way to survive… To convince, is not the only purpose of an argument… School, is not the only place to learn… Wealth, is not the only indication of prosperity… To laugh, is not the only way to show your happiness… To help, is not the only way to show your concern… To divide, is not the only way to rule… Technology, is not the only indicator of advancement… To see, is not the only purpose […]

Robot

The Era of Genetics: <2118 A.D> An Extract from “News Today” “…Call it a miracle, call it a breakthrough… We have finally succeeded in creating a robot with a brain engineered through Genetics and Nano-technology. At last, we bid adieu to our good old semiconductor chips. With nano-technology, the robots can not only speak, listen and understand like human beings but they also get a brain that is at least 100 times more efficient and faster than the human brain. Thanks to the concept of artificial intelligence, we have now moved on to supplemented intelligence and applied intelligence. This not […]

Bhutan: Gross National Happiness, Democracy and ****

Bhutan: Gross National Happiness, Democracy and **** Gross National Happiness: * The official criterion of the Bhutanese Govt to measure the Gross National Happiness is by the levels of environmental protection, cultural promotion, good governance and economic development. The last factor is only as important as the other three. * The king of Bhutan was responsible for the definition of development in terms of the Gross National Happiness of its people, instead of an abstract economic measurement such as GNP. * Bhutan has always emphasised that development can also be based on non-material values such as cultural, social and environmental […]

The Painting and the Photograph

                                                                         03 Jan 1808, Ooty. Diary of Col.Richard Bentlee. If there could ever be heaven on earth, This would surely be earth on heaven.. Never before have I been so eager, To colour nature with its wonder.. Could I do justice to this splendour, By wanting to paint the thunder.. So many strokes, so many curves, So many brushes, so many colours, How can I paint thy exuberance, With my limited lead and limited pallete.. For a man, who has never spoken a lie, I have just painted several – Thouugh my eye.. How many hours and how many […]

Mystery of the Misery

                              Mystery of the Misery                                                                    Let Grief striketh upon thee…. If there was no grief, there would not be happiness either. Happiness and Grief are not absolute – They are absolutely Relative. If there was no grief on this planet, Mahatma Gandhi would have remained MK Gandhi.. Abhimanyu would have remained just another archer.. Socrates would have never become a philosopher.. The Du pont’s would have remained in France.. Mother Teresa would have been a charming daughter, wife, mother and grandmother.. Dada would have remained retired Sourav Ganguly..(This must have been the work of a hacker – mind […]

iNation

                                   iNation __________________________________________ Dont worry my son, everything is arranged…. “But I dont even qualify for this job” This is how it happens in high places, my son…. Make a name first, Of course you could earn it later…. Besides, this is the year 2108 …. ___________________________________________ My son wants to be a Robo Tech…. “BE RT?” Yes. “Well, look at his scores….” But we are ready to do anything…. “Maybe, we can push him in the sports quota” Anything. “Can we be more specific on the ‘anything’ part?” ___________________________________________ We are very poor, my son…. You better drop the […]

Water – The Elixir of Life

Image credit: Jdontfight. This image is published under this creative commons license. Water The Elixir of Life You are always beautiful Whichever form you take…. Droplets in Rain, Sea in Ocean, Snow in a Snowfall, Ice in a Glacier They say, Beauty lies in the eyes of its beholder…. To any beholder, You are Ever captivating, intoxicating and addictive…. Addictive…. How can we live without you You are the elixir of our lives Because life revolves around water You are too humble, you wouldn’t accept it But you are so addictive…. So is alcohol, so is tobacco Whats the difference? […]

Who is Innocent ?

Who is Innocent ? War in Afghanistan….So many innocent civilian casualities…. War in Iraq….So many innocent civilian casualities…. War in Kargil….So many innocent civilian casualities…. Are bhayia, Who is innocent? The soldier, who is constantly at risk of his life,Who has left all his loved ones and may not see them again,Who is fighting, not for himself but for the nation…. OR The civilian, who updates himself about the number of lives lost by watching TV,Comfortabily blogging from his home expressing deep concern,Who intends to donate paltry amounts everytime there is a war…. Who is innocent?