Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My Invented Proverbs - Part III

  • People fear confrontation, not because it requires courage, but because it could give them answers to their problems and then, there would be nothing to rant about
  • Of all things "Made in China", I like their "Proverbs" the most
  • Never judge a decision by its results
  • Be context sensitive in making judgments, but your commitment to "context sensitive"-ness should be context free.
  • One of the biggest truth of life is Peer Pressure. Check yours to see if it is positive or negative.
  • Blind Faith is better than False Rationality. It is obvious better to believe in something with a reason than believe blindly. But it is better to believe in something blindly than believe something with a reason that is downright false or concocted to rationalize the belief.
  • There is one thing common between Cute Kids and Dirty Politics -- Redundant Adjective
  • GOD's purpose with creating religion would be complete the day, footwear stops getting stolen from outside places of worship
  • The biggest damage done to public images of historical figures is by their over zealous followers
  • True sense of justice lies not only in ability to chose between right and wrong, but also in realizing that in some situations, such a choice need not or should not be exercised

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Murphy's Laws

  • Murphy's Law : If something can go wrong, it will.
  • Murphy's Second Law : If something can't go wrong, it still will.
  • Corollary to Murphy's Law : If something can go wrong in multiple possible ways, it will go wrong in the worst possible way.
  • Silverman's Law : If Murphy's Law can go wrong, it will.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Election Time

Election time in my university. Lucky that the elections are at a Hostel level alone (max stake of 400 people), else it could be nastier.

Had read somewhere before that, there is no such thing as a rational buyer, so goes the case with election candidates trying to sell themselves to the constituency, their cant be rational voters, just issues touching the emotional strings of the voters.

In an election scenario, accusing someone of Nepotism is like buying a lottery ticket, losing money and crying "It ain't fair, I do not deserve it".

For I always thought that Politics is nothing different from Nepotism, albeit legalized and at a much grander scale.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


Left - Wing ?
Right - Wing ?
What Am I ?
I do not know.
My Wings got clipped long back.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Quote Unquote - I

  • The truth shall set you free, but first it will piss you off -- Gloria Steinem
  • Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you do not mind, it does not matter -- Mark Twain
  • Loyalty with an expiry date is an oxymoron -- Rashmi Bansal
  • To have and to not give is often worse than to steal -- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
  • God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages -- Jacques Deval
  • Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing the right thing -- Isaac Asimov
  • The reasonable man adapts to the world, while the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to suit him. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man -- George Bernard Shaw
  • There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. -- Walt Streightiff
  • There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth, not going all the way, and not starting -- Gautam Buddha
  • There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all -- Anonymous

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Weird Facts

  • The screenplay of MahaBharat TeleSeries (BR Chopra's) was written by Dr Rahi Masoom Raza
  • The first national anthem of Pakistan was written by Pandit Jagannath Azad
  • Shivneri, the birth-place of Shivaji, contains two mosques atop the fort
  • Shivaji's father and uncle were called Shahaji and Sharifji, were named after a Muslim saint Shah Sharif, who blessing was sought by Shivaji's grandfather

Friday, July 25, 2008

My Invented Proverbs - Part II

  • There is no such thing as Practicality, there is only Idealism. Idealism, if not absolute but is context sensitive, is what we called Practicality.
  • There is no such thing as a Data Issue, there is only a compromised DataBase design
  • Every Human will continue in its state of Prejudice or Perpetual Ignorance, unless acted upon by an External Unbalanced Education
  • Economics may be more primitive than Theology, for the CaveMan first learned to hunt then to pray
  • Technology is a convenience for Humans, Humans are generally the biggest inconvenience for Technology
  • The catch with a Win-Win situation is that, there would be compensatory concept of a Loss-Loss situation as well
  • Poverty doesnt sell, for if it could, it wouldnt be that poor
  • Life is less a battle of good versus evil, it is rather a fight between different shades of gray
  • Life should be a controlled mix of things you want done and things that you let happen to yourselves
  • When you are in a Loss-Loss situation, You actually have nothing to Lose

Monday, April 28, 2008

Good Better Than None Better Than Bad

Just a thought that crossed my mind during the start of last semester, when I had the option to choose my room (consequentially my roomie) that

A good roomie is better than living alone, but living alone is better than having a bad roomie.

Looks as if the philosophy could extend onto all other things, like project mates, even professors (a bad professor could be a deterrent to education)

Lastly choose a spouse you like or stay single :D

Saturday, April 5, 2008

वो पूछते हैं

वो पूछते हैं कि क्या देखा है मैने तुम में,
सुकून जो चाहा था, देखा है मैने तुम में ।
तुम्हारा गम मुझे मेरे गम जैसा लगता है,
कि एक हमदर्द सा देखा है मैने तुम में ।
मैं तुम से ये नही कहूंगा, कि मैं तुम पे मरता हूं,
एक सबब जीने का, देखा है मैने तुम में ।
मैं नही जानता ले जाऊंगा कहां तक इनको,
ख्वाब ता-उम्र का, देखा है मैने तुम में ।
किसी दिन और मिल के सोचेंगे, तुम क्या हो मेरे,
एक बेनाम, हमारा, देखा है मैने तुम में ।
तुम्हारी याद मुझे रखती है गुनाहों से परे,
खुदा के राज सा देखा है मैने तुम में ।
ये डर लगा ही रेहता है, कि सब बिखर न जाए,
अपने खुदी पर का यकीन देखा है मैने तुम में ।
इस से ज्यादा मै और क्या देख सकता था,
कि एक खलील सा देखा है मैने तुम में

- खलील सावंत

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Woh !!

चंद साल के हालात पे आंसू बहा रहे हैं हम,
न जाने कितने सालों से सब देख रहा है वो ।
है ये नाज जिनको कि खुदा है साथ उनके,
नहीं जानते, मालिक है, शाहिद नही है वो ।
क्या जान मांगती है एक बदला जान ही का,
शर्मिन्दा खडे होंगे, जो हक सुना रहा है वो ।
- खलील सावंत

Chand saal ke haalaat pe aansoo bahaa rahey hai ham
Na jaaney kitney saalon se sab dekh raha hai Woh.
Hai yeh naaz jinko kee Khudaa hai saath unke
Nahee jaantey, Maalik hai, Shahid nahee hai Woh.
Kyaa jaan maangtee hai ek badlaa jaan hee kaa
Sharminda khadey hongey jo haq sunaa rahaa hai Woh.
- Khalil Sawant

Hum bat gaye

हम बंट गए तो हमने मुर्दो को भी ना छोडा,
गालिब ले गया कोई, कोई इकबाल ले गया ।
- खलील सावंत
Hum bat gaye to humne, murdo ko bhi na chhoda
Galib le gaya koi, koi Iqbal le gayaa !!!
- Khalil Sawant

Sunday, January 27, 2008

My Invented Proverbs - Part I

  • There is no such thing as less work or more work. It either works or it doesn't work.
  • People refuse to ask questions for the fear that, they may get an answer they don't want to hear.
  • I believe in the Self and Humanity. Anything in between is Nepotism.
  • It's not about mismatched frequencies. It's about the plane of polarization.
  • The truth of life lies midway between stupidity and villainy.
  • You are only as brave as the one behind you.
  • An ideal mind is GOD's workshop.
  • The problem with the world is that, they expect functional answers for decidability problems and decision answers for functional problems.
  • Variety + Equality = Unity, variety is not a deterrence to unity, inequality is.
  • Practically Idealism is the opposite of Practicality, Ideally they both are same.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

How do we decide ? :O

When a good person is successful/happy, GOD is rewarding him/her.
When a good person is unsuccessful/sad, GOD is trying him/her.
When a bad person is successful/happy, GOD is giving him/her time for redemption or allowing for complacency to worsen punishment.
When a bad person is unsuccessful/sad, GOD is punishing him/her.

So if a person is successful/happy/unsuccessful/sad, can we judge him/her to be good/bad ?
Do our goodness/badness dictate our success/happiness ?