Category Archives: Life

Top Three Favourite speeches


Carl Sagan: You Are Here

In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

Mario Savio: Operation of the machine

There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part; you can’t even passively take part, and you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop. And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!

Charlie Chaplin: The Great Dictator

Soldiers! don’t give yourselves to brutes – men who despise you – enslave you – who regiment your lives – tell you what to do – what to think and what to feel! Who drill you – diet you – treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate – the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!

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Survival of the Fittest and Chronic Capitalism


The theory in question is a famous one, taught in schools, colleges, portrayed in movies, at work places and everywhere where there is cut throat competition. Interestingly, in many cases it has been associated with violence, merciless behavior and racist activities.
But can that be the only interpretation of a theory that was based on evolution and not extinction ?

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Well, It could have had other interpretations as well, had a group of people who identified themselves as “Social Darwinist” in the early 1900s not force-fitted it to suit their arguments.  The Social Darwinist used this to support their argument on eugenics, which meant weaker races will be eliminated to make way for races which they presumed to be stronger.  In the days that followed, the usage of phrase “Survival of the fittest” increased together with chronic capitalism which then went on to enslave every continent by demolishing all morals and suffocating other smaller businesses till they gave up.  Diversity lost its respect and indigenous groups were marginalized, world over fashion, design, art, movies, music etc started to have the same definition with the shining symbol of capitalism on top of them.

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Further looking back, Humans have always been entertained by sides which fight or compete with each other in wars, sports, work etc.. where people, divided by belief systems support their teams that is part of their ideologies and test their strength. Again the phrase “Survival of the fittest” was force-fitted to suit these adrenaline bursts. We still see such statements floating round during football, cricket and other major tournaments were teams with conflicting belief systems compete.

There has never been a major sporting event were people irrespective of race, color, country, play as humans together, cooperate and complete a task. What will happen if we replace competition with cooperation ?
What will happen if all space agencies from around the world work together on a space exploration program instead of working separately as NASA, ISRO, CNSA, DLR and etc…? What will happen if all scientists cooperate and work together to answer all the humanities grave questions ? What will happen if all countries irrespective of borders cooperate and share resources equally and help each other ?

Will we be extinct ? Will we be losing our natural resources? Will it be hard to sustain humans in this planet?

For sure, The interpretation of the phrase “Survival of the fittest” will lose its meaning and get a new one which would emphasis on Co-Existence. Co-Existence of  people who respect each others differences, embrace nature, animals and promote peace. “Survival of the fittest” would mean the person who can cooperate and co-exist , the one who is mentally “fit” to let go of violence, to further the existence of human race and mother nature, together.

What will be extinct are the Numerous wars, Ideas of Imperialism, Racism, Ideas of Eugenics and finally Capitalism.

Let it crumble – peacefully.

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.
Charles Darwin

Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

A Nation of Sheep or Pack of Wolves ?


The silence is raging!
Everyday inside my head I question myself.
Why is everyone silent? How can we stay silent? Why do we accept a system that is mechanical and how can 20 years of formal education and 40 years of job with fun on weekends, be normal ? be life ?

Why is this society so stupid to believe in everything that’s been propagated too slowly and skillfully ?

With each question I began my search for answers and the first one I thought about is our “Belief System”. We are trained at a very young age to “believe”.

By default on birth, we are classified under a “belief system”, labeled based on color, caste, faith, city, country etc.. kids are then sent to school, made to read, marked against whats taught, ranked against other kids, trained to follow the routine for 14 more years, all this to bring them under one common roof and as they grow up they are taught to be part of a larger belief system which is instrumental to control people. Any deviation from the established order is identified and crushed in these 20 odd years.

Job well done by the labor manufacturing unit.

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In governance, “To believe” is a dangerous word.

We would have heard all our leaders demanding us to believe in them, believe in their rule, believe in our country, believe in our judiciary, but nowhere we will be persuaded to think. This is were our stupidity is projected normal.

How many leaders would have encouraged us to Think? Think about them? Think about their rule ? Think about our country ? Think about our Judiciary ??

How will it sound If Rahul Gandhi in a rally, stares at the crowd of several thousand and says, “I want all of you to think, Think about what we have done to this country in these 10 years, think about our rule, think about our efficiency and vote for us again”

A system based on belief brings people together which helps rulers who “think” and control them, whereas a system based on “thinking” would bring numerous thoughts which might lead to chaos. Chaos might sound negative but its negative to the ruler, enlightenment to people and hence the illusion that its negative.

I believe without divisive belief systems, a belief system based on love would bring peace and make this world – Heaven.

A  thinking nation would only further humanity.

Power to the people.

I want you to think and register your thoughts.

P.S: Money is also a reason. Read my earlier post on money and register your thoughts.

Who created this money? The piece of shit that buys everything!

Who created this money? The piece of shit that buys everything!


Money Money Money! Give me more!

A phrase which I don’t really approve off! A long running debate in my head which am going to document now in this post – still in search for answers.

Do we need money? I ask this to myself very often!

Look at a tree, its probably a hundred years old, it have been giving life to every one around it. It would have produced tonnes of oxygen, protected, provided shelter to birds, humans, insects and animals – It never demanded money.

Look at the mountains, look at the snow, look at the water that they supply in abundance, look at the animals, humans, plants who depend on them for survival and yet  they never demanded money.

Everything we receive, everything we produce, everything we consume have been modified and recreated from what is available in this universe.

This being the case, I see Money is used to increase the inequality.
The whole equation where Money fits in seems so vicious.

The phrase “Survival of fittest” used in corporate and government agendas are so misleading, Does that mean one with money/resources is best suited to survive and others without money/resources should die? shouldn’t it be “Co existence or No existence” ? where the whole of humanity in unity with nature works for each other and moves forward to a sustainable, happy world.

We expect Incentives to work, we are motivated by Money, pay hikes, Promotions, More money, moreee money, more moneeeey and even more money, but what does it have to do with life on earth ?

Arrgh!

One more thought that pops up in my head is that of artists, take for example a musician. A child is born, shaped up by various things around him/her, Influenced by life situations, goes through various emotions, creates music, which he/she shares with every one. But now we have a corporate copyrighting this creation and paying the musician with “Money” , A accumulation of thoughts and emotions entirely shaped up by various natural instances in the form of music is bought by a corporate through “Money”. Given the fact that the musician dies after 60 odd years, the corporation carries on copyrighting Music from  other music artists. The money paid by the corporation to the musician would have vanished in thin air by now but the music content created by the musician and copyrighted by the corporate is still there and it belongs to the corporate, any decision on who should and could listen to it now lies solely with the corporate. Apply this in every field.

Who created this money? The piece of shit that buys everything!

From Mountains to the river and the fishes 
From  Tress to the leaves and the air
From Humans to the Knowledge and the creations!

How can “Money” created from various elements in earth be more powerful than earth and its resources combined?

Why is physical labor not given much of an importance compared to an mental labor? 

I agree physical labor are in abundance and anything in abundance loses its value, but  who restricted them from gaining knowledge? “Money”

While physical laborers are paid too less to even take care of themselves leave alone the question of gaining knowledge that needs money to buy copyrighted research materials- Book. Make books, literature, Research materials available to everyone, let interested learn for free of cost.

Let everyone start from the same place!
Let everyone run the same race!
No one higher and no one lower to any other.

Rant to be continued! Add your thoughts, open for questions and suggestions 🙂

India’s Terror Response


Terror strikes and Bombay are synonymous. It happens every now and then at will, when the terrorists feel they are not given proper care and attention. What do these terror strikes really mean to us? A reality check.

Congress: To them this is purely a publicity stunt by terrorist and that’s how they term anything that doesn’t look good for the government.

Media: A New Breaking News and something new to chew about other than the Jan Lok pal Bill. Fancying a Indo-Pak war would top the agenda. To them life is a reality show.

Politicians: Would Visit Hospitals, Announce Money ranging from 1 lakh – 5 lakh depending on the Injury, sympathize in front of media, go home – sleep.

Home Ministry (you need not be an intellectual to understand this)

Step1: Confirm Terror Strikes Once Bomb blasts Happen.

Step2: Strictly Condemn Such Cowardly acts.

Step3: Accuse Pakistan

Step 4: Look upto US and other countries for Extending Solidarity against Terror.

Step 5: Forget.

Step 6: When Terror strikes Again, Goto Step 1.

People: Update Fb Status, Post pictures, type –  awwwwww, r.i.p, hang kasab,  goto pakistan communities and video channels curse their mothers, family etc show your patriotism.. logout.

This seems to be an endless story.
Everything is the Same, Except for the Lives Lost.