Posted in Poem

A house without a father

The society is patriarchal,

Losing him is losing a sparkle.

But still the houses exist,

With the call of hist.

Without a stern fist,

But with a sheet of mist.

Exist in silence, without a roar,

Without a mane, without a protected door.

Is what this stereotyped society thought,

But the boys lived, who will become a juggernaut.

Or they won’t?

As there lived someone; the kind heart,

Filling the void of the brave heart.

With the flair of contraire,

Not wild but with the air of nobiliaire.

Living in the jungle, their existence in question,

The cat and her three kittens lived in exhaustion.

The exhaustion to live through in a society so wrongly defined,

The old age thinking, thinking behind not forward, and so purblind.

The exhaustion to live through in a society so wrongly conditioned,

The apathy out of it, the division and the world partitioned.

Not into wrong or right,

But into black and white,

Into man and woman,

Just to create a feeling of spite.

They are beaten, spitted on and threatened,

But the love blossomed and the hate never heightened.

The time passed through, without him,

In despair, in anxiety, the poison filled up to the brim.

But the lessons from the kind heart, the woman, rose unique men,

With the values of humanity filled like the monks outta school of Zen.

The house without the man, became again the house of, rather, men,

But with the difference and deviation from the definitions set by the wrong one.

Is it manning up or womanning up or humanning up?

Facing the demons of the society, but with a bitter hiccup.

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Posted in Socio-Political

Infuriating truth behind development works

This country is developing and wannabe developed country, not like intellectual European countries but like a bully developed country whose name shan’t be taken. But the corruption prevails, and it spreads its clinging to even the good intention development works too. A government/administration exist solely to see an opportunity to leverage the issues faced by people in a public domain. Being it starting more public transit modes, construction of rails and roads, shaping quality of public education, and many more. But here, every development work is seen as an opportunity to fill their own pockets first than to think about helping the public in distress. Interpolating to a small college fest, where the management releases funds that goes to coordinators who save money to fill their pockets, consequently compromising the quality of work delivered. So, same way, coming back to the administration that sells the tenders to private firms in opaque offices amidst controversies that are ignored or shunned, as they get money (as bribes) from these firms. The firms, who know they will profit out of it by putting less money than promised and saving a fortune for themselves, thus again compromising the quality delivered to the poor public, who actually are the taxpayers and the only financial source. Thus at public risk, their money is played in the pockets of the private vendors (provided by the administrators), who take profits only after compensating the initial investment done in bribes to the officials.

Taking one more example of an organization that outsources its application development work to multiple vendors. There could be one vendor who is working on one of the many applications that is stable. But just because some other vendor gave bribes to the middle decision takers in the organization, moves the work from the previous vendor and gives it to the inexperienced bribing vendor. The organization’s share holders might incur losses on their investment but the corrupt vendor and management get their shares.

Posted in Socio-Political

The social media effect

The exaggeration of an individual on social media won’t create an impact or can impact a lesser area. Comparatively, a government, if extrapolates such action of boastfulness on social media about its work can be termed as forgery with the electorates, who if convinced and don’t do the fact check, re-elects such a government. It is not a surprise, that many governments (especially far rights) or leaders representing the government are tweeting desperately to connect with the people whose phones are glittering with social media notifications and messages, just to convey nothing but exaggeration of their development work, is posing a danger of miscommunication by motivating the flow of rumors and spreading of propaganda to control not the physical embodiment but the mental thinking of the groups that consequently influences individuals enjoying the security provided by the respective community/group. Thus to see people repeating those false claims on the streets as some real things, render irrationality to the few intellectuals who don’t depend on the smartness of a phone but trust on their own one.

Taking an example of a country of vast people/consumers of anything, India, the effect is more disturbing. Apart from becoming biggest consumer of smart phones and having connectivity to the internet, not to learn new things but browse social media to like and forward the statements made by their political idols, the forgery is palpable. The landslide victory of a far right political head recently had one of a strong reason into social media tactics to brainwash the mass. Everything appears fine, when wrong things are not heard or highlighted under the shining tweets and posts. The governments joining hands with big corporate houses and controlling media and safeguarded by their own power are playing the people on their own tunes. The trap is unseen, but can be felt only by the few intellectuals. The profits are sucked out of the middle-class who aren’t aware as distracted by the pomp and show of the government control. Under the name of patriotism and nationalism, the real issues are ignored and false fulfilled promises become something that people are happy with, without cross checking the facts.

Posted in Poem

I don’t know or do I

I don’t know if

you were a friend or a foe.

you were darkness or sunshine

you were sweet or brine

you were a lake or a river

you were a cat or a beaver

you were a beauty or a wreck

you were calm or a peck

you were fun or serious

you were known or mysterious

What I know is that

I am broken

I am shaken

I am fuzzy

I am Kraken

I am dull

I am lost

I am critical

I am a boast

I am hollow

I am sore

I am twisted

I am a bore

Posted in Nation, Socio-Political

The state of India

I make my usual daily commute to office in Uber cab. The mayhem can be seen, without a single traffic light on a 5.2 kilometers stretch. The chaos is palpable and the consequent frustration and perspiration on the driver’s head says it all. I doubt the true nature of this otherwise boastful “city”. Driving is haphazard and dangerous. The lawlessness can be seen. And I wonder, what development, the media is talking about? Our leader, similarly, in a sheer ignorance, making frequent foreign trips but unaware of the inner whereabouts, is the bigger irritation that I feel. The reputation of our country might have risen by his global presence but are we strong within? Is our country’s immune system impregnable?

The state of this country is described as follows:

There is no food security for poor, even when farmers are working hard on the fields. Why? They depend on rainwater and with the climate change, the things are getting messier. Once they harvest ample food, there are less storage. The rotten grains caught my eyes some time back on a news channel. The middlemen are taking all the profits and even the sweat of the farmers. This middlemen theory is everywhere in India, unfortunately. Consequently, the farmers are taking their own lives.

There is no national security. When I say national security, it do not restrict to attack from foreign terrorists but the inside crime rates. There have been incidents of killing even in the capital city. The attack of 14th Feb. not only gave us glimpses of tragic killing of our soldiers, but the weak national intelligence, which was not able to track a vehicle with 250 kilograms of explosives that ultimately hit the ordinary army vehicles stuck in traffic made of their own. But the inside crime rate is also alarming where policing is there to frighten the poor and regular people rather than bringing criminals to justice.

The anti public companies stance. The support and strength given to the private companies like Reliance and Adani, who by the way are the direct competitors of some of the prestigious Government companies like BSNL, ONGC, Coal India Ltd, etc. A government should adhere to strengthen its public companies to provide cheaper services to its citizens, but here the trend is in contradiction.

A social media government. The nerve of the ignorant people have been read very well by this government, that tweets a lot, but without any action. The advertisement and the busiest IT cell of the political party that controls the government are so active on the social media than the government itself on the real turf. Also they are giving this lesson to the opposition also, who will also follow the same path in the future to come.

Made in most of the world. The manufacturing is missing, unlike China and the government is dreaming of excelling its GDP beyond that of their Chinese counterpart. We are far behind, and the historical data of past five years shows stagnation. We are thriving with private jobs because we are selling the lands to foreign investors. Having complete dependency of our development on foreign companies poses risk in the future but nothing else. There is no mitigation plan, whatsoever. And we still think that “Made in India” is working. The startup culture have been given a shock by the policies of well known term of angel tax.

Educated society is a threat to ignorant rule. Knowing this, there is no effort made, literally, to provide cheaper and quality education to children in public schools. The reputation of our public schools is same, with no improvement. In this regard, at least Delhi state government showed some promising development. But the central power lacks determination in this front. This again is encouraging private schools to put financial burden on parents by frequently increasing tuition fees on their terms.

There are lot of others points like religious intolerance directly influenced by one group that is represented by our leader. Another point being the abusive speeches of our leader inside the Parliament and outside in rallies against the opposition, shows poisonous rather than healthy competition. A leader who shows off his expensive attire and focuses on camera rather than the actual issues of the country is giving a bad message to the young and future leaders and sadly becoming an inspiration that will weaken the nation from inside and make it hollow one day.

This article might be written in the election fever. And looks like the ruling government will be coming back to power, (result still awaited), as there is no strong opposition face. Let’s be hopeful if the second term is fruitful to cater the above concerns.

Posted in Poem

What are you afraid of.?

What are you pondering?, O mighty heart!

What are you afraid of?

What will you lose?

There is no option to chose.

You have to do it and do it now, you hear?

No more of your cowardly talks, I want to bear?

You are ruined in an epicurean life,

It’s time to make a drive.

A drive towards a reputable future, I say,

Listen to me, you have to obey.

Nothing will suffice, but pain, you hear?

Out of comfort, you come, are you clear?

This is your commanding officer, out here,

The brain, whose instructions you must care.

Take risk, obey the decisions that I have well calculated,

Drink the sour drink, don’t dilute it.

The drink of pain, the screams, the cries, the sweat,

You will win all races, I bet.

So, take the next steps, don’t be a sly,

Will give wings and you fly high.

Posted in Poem

O Pain! My Pain!

You are a pain but my pain,

You make me sweat like heavy rain.

You won’t let my hard work go in drain,

You are coal to my running train.

You scream out of my sprain,

You are a product of my physical brain.

We have a secret bargain,

I swear, I won’t complain.

I am the one who will gain out of you, O Pain!

I won’t abstain you, O mighty Pain!

No doubt you gave me blisters and blain,

O Pain! My Pain!

Posted in Socio-Political

Sustainable development

The development of technology that we see, isn’t sustainable. In other words, these might be helping the humankind in some way, but mankind is not the only species out there in this world. Somewhere these advancements are coming at the expense of exploiting our nature or burdening the flora and fauna with our madness. Recently, there have been developer conferences of giant tech companies like F8 (Facebook), I/O’19 (Google) and many more. Announcements of new products with advanced AI technologies were made that will be getting shipped/launched in the near future. These will have impact on our ecosystem, adversely. There are other industries also that are bringing “advancements” to ease our life but at what expense? Consumerism is something that goes out of control as seen in the past that might makes us tech savvy but debilitate the health of our sensitive ecosystem. In the era, where some people argue favorably and feel excited about such advancements, the scientific reports on melting snow in Antarctica and Greenland and consequent rising of the ocean water level which poses danger to low sea-level inhabited areas, globally, cannot be ignored. By large, the reason cannot be ignored.

These “developments” mostly are targeted towards developing countries with bigger population who in turn become bigger consumers. Even the corrupt diplomats are bribed to lobby for such industries that are not only bringing “advanced” products but also the air, water, soil, noise pollution with them. The lobbyists are heard by the administration, when the deals are more profitable, rather than hearing the ecologists and science fraternity who are showing proof and facts. For instance, the industries for chemical fertilizers are making their way into agricultural lands which is harmful for the consumers and unnecessary as there are better alternatives available.

A sustainable development will be the one which will realize the bigger profit not in the monetary form but in the form of satisfaction to save our ecosystem and make it livable. And consequently reversing the climate change catastrophe that is the realistic problem in every part of this world. Being it in the form of flood, drought or fire, the effects of this change because of the increase of greenhouse gases, especially Carbon dioxide can be seen or heard more often than ever in the news. The greed to get profits out of a burning planet is an utter madness and needs to stop before everyone including the beautiful natural habitat gets engulfed in it.

Posted in Thinker

I want to

I want to hear those who aren’t heard.

I want to see those who aren’t seen.

I want to praise those who aren’t appreciated.

I want to cherish those who are ignored.

I want to desire those who are undesired.

I want to count those who are uncounted.

I want to fix those who are wounded.

I want to assure those who are bullied.

I want to console those who are lost.

I want to accept those who are free.

But first, I want to hear, see, praise, cherish, desire, count, fix, assure, console and accept the self.

Because once self is fixed, everything else is.

Posted in Life

At the same time

At the same time when I feel free,

Someone would be there enslaved,

Mentally and physically.

At the same time when I feel quenched with thirst,

Someone would be dying of it,

the thirst and starvation.

At the same time when I am wasting the energy,

Someone would be struggling to study,

under the street lamp.

At the same time when I have taken someone for granted,

Someone would be taking,

care of ill and poor.

At the same time when I am cursing someone,

Someone would be forgiving,

their assailant.

At the same time when I am complaining about democracy,

Someone would be having a dream,

of a free and fair world.

At the same time when I am crying out of a small wound,

Somebody would have been living with an eternal pain,

in their heart.