Don’t feel old!

Finally comes the rain showers accompanied by thunders and lightning, late at night in my part of the city. It was a huge sigh of relief from the excruciating summer heat. But very soon the city power supply was knocked down too.
As I stood tucked up on my terrace in the darkness looking at the black sky with flashes of light, swaying tall trees, cool breeze blowing into my face ,relishing the magical monsoon with good old music on the cell along with the pitter patter of rain drops, smelling the wetness of the soil.
I went back to the series of moments and situations where I truly felt that this moment was an ultimate and nothing could have been better. I ended up thinking and thinking.
When it comes to rain, the first and foremost memory which comes to my mind always is about the time when everything was about the rainbow life, shoes soaked in rainwater, rich multi colored rain coats and sharing beautiful, stylish, vibrant colored umbrellas with your siblings and friends at the bus-stop, playing split-splat in the puddle pool, floating your slipper, running out in the evening to get hold of the croaky frog in the box, paper boats, looking up in the sky for that one glimpse of rainbow when the time was all about fun and work was all shun.
With the ticktock of the clock, the nostalgia cloud covered my mind, memory was clumping onto the minutest details and moments that have influenced my life in a tremendous way.
The memories of marvel always travel. It is these enthralling memories and spellbinding moments of childhood that captivate my heart and soul every time when I ponder upon them.
“If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older” ~Tom Stoppard
The series of bliss and care keep flowing but it’s all about making the most of the life, every craving minute and every slipping second, living the best, with the best people around, the family and the finest of friends and buddies.

Technology on the ROLL

An era of cave man; is what we talk about when we hear of something which is 15000 years old. And from that time, to the time of ‘Survival of the Fittest’ which was yesterday, from there we see today, it has a great deal of technological advancement. Everything comes with time; of course everything that was used 5 decades back, is washed off now, rather, its their advanced version, is what we have today.

A very good example is the mode of communication: We had Telegraphs (as I recall), then came telephones, then were mobile phone technology. Now as soon as we hear mobile phones we picture BlackBerry or iphone, or an android phone yes? Yes, because, today they sit on the top of the list & we don’t look back when it comes to technology. So, what does tomorrow have for us? No wonder we have seen 3g, 4g & maybe 10g’s is what tomorrow has for us. The point here is that its going at such a pace where to keep at par with it, is not everyone’s cup of tea. I’ve seen people stuck on ‘Symbian’ phones and they say that, the new technology is just too much to learn, understand & use. So, they would like to keep the limited number of options which are actually used in day-to-day itinerary.

On the other hand we have Stewart Brand Quotes:

“Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.”

“he floated the idea, he put the money & the machine, then he basically let what would happen, happen.”

Those are rightly said words, its becoming too much which ain’t required. Basic sense of applications is lost rather, life has just become more of competition with-in the appsConfused about tools as well. Companies are only developing because other companies are doing it as well. We had a Social Media revolution but how many of us know that it has come to a halt? At one time, new joiners on facebook, twitter etc. were lacs of people, it has come to just a few thousands now keeping in mind the number of deactivation’s as well. It has become so much that there are companies who actually diversified themselves into monitoring of the people flow here. Now, that’s what is happening to technology, there are so many options to choose from.

I would like to take you to a typical wedding party, imagine, having a menu with 250 items, now, we have hotels/restaurants with such options but I’m being specific, the menu is just for your convenience, you can/want to have all 250 of them. Or just wish you can at least taste each flair. [Exceptions, don’t poke your nose in this statement, else this is something argumentative in itself 😉 ]. Practically impossible to even have a look at them. Result: “Wastage”

That’s what is happening with technology as well. We are not saying, don’t update, don’t develop but the pace at which we are giving birth to something new is like a child being born every 3 seconds. Now, that affects human behavior in a lot of ways: “We have no favorites now”, its just a matter of a day or two when something fascinates us. Then we tend to break up our favorite for new one. Now, that an ∞ thinking… Critics might say “everyone has a “Christopher Columbus” in them… but on a serious note, there is no end to it. It has effected out life in such a manner that, that you can’t live with it, can’t live without it.

What if we just slow down the process by a little bit? What if we bring back the time, where we say “this is our favorite?” & people actually get us.

Think about it……….

 

About Gravity

Gravity: Gravity is the BEST TEACHER of all times!

Because, no matter how big your wings are, it will definitely make you land one day…

An event!

There might be a lot of events in your life but how many actually touch you? How many actually penetrate your heart and become unforgettable? I had this one event in my life which I consider a heart touching one because it had everything in it. The date 02.02 will always have been close to my heart and will always be. More because, this always brings a great change.  — Always has, Always will!