Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Thought Series: Rickshaw puller

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I always wonder, how other people think. Do they think the same way as I do, or differently.

Every action of ours, always has at-least a handful of thoughts that cross our minds. And sometimes, people just think without any reason. And smile. :)

And at times, our thoughts are too serious. Thinking is one of those things which we tend to do all the time. Doesn't matter whether you consider yourself clever or a fool, you still think.

Just like a person breathing, it doesn't matter if he has got a large pair of lungs, or a small one.

Ummm..... What am I thinking!!! Anyway, that doesn't really matter right now.

If I were a rickshaw puller, I would think: (Not in any specific order)

  1. What a lovely cold morning!!! Let's just sleep for a few more hours. (Waking up on a winter morning)
  2. I should get a new pair of chappals, when I have saved enough.
  3. There should be more trees on the roads. (They can save me from the sun and the rains)
  4. Ah!! This man is so heavy. My muscles are getting tired.
  5. Nooooo. Not again!!! Have to re-fit the chain, and spread the grease all over myself.
  6. I wish people driving motor vehicles would have more respect for others on the road.
  7. Everyone is in a hurry. I think I have to sell off my rickshaw and buy an auto-rickshaw now.
  8. I wish someone did something about the pot-holes on the road. Or may be I should install large shock absorbers on my seat and the 3 wheels.
  9. That guy wants me to keep thousands in change for a ride which costs Rs. 20!!! Can't he see that I am a rickshaw puller!!!
  10. Oh no!!! 5 people at a time!!! I am going to die today.
  11. Ah!!! There comes an uphill road. :(
  12. Ah!!! There comes a downhill road. :)
The Thought series: What do they think about? Why do they think  like that? Can I think like them? These thoughts are random, and are not fictitious. any resemblance to any person/thing/object living or dead is purely coincidental. However, if you would like to know, the only one responsible for this is "My Brain". And  please be careful not to harm "The Skull". It has no contribution, whatsoever, in this act.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A few things to unlearn

Since the beginning of time, that I have been able to understand things and people, and perhaps the world, I have started to think that all the good things that we were taught in school, really have no meaning.

1. Wash your hands before your meals?
Almost everyone uses spoons, forks and knives. That small tip might need to be removed from our coursebooks. And even if we used our hands, the food, themselves have so much filth in them these days, that they would need more cleaning and disinfecting than our hands.

2. Honesty is the best policy?
Haha. That one surely needs some immediate attention. Well, maybe, not such a drastic change. "Find and replace" all occurrences of "Honesty" with "Dis-Honesty".

3. Justice is same for all?
Really!! Ahem... Do you even need examples?

4. Look left, then right, and then left again before crossing the road.
In today's world, you can't follow that. Vehicles have taken to the footpaths. You should pray to God before stepping out of your houses.

5. Sources of water?
No. Not wells, freshwater lakes, ponds or rivers. You get water from the tankers that visit your building premises every morning.

6. Constitution. It clearly specifies the limits on the powers of a Government.
I almost had forgotten that one. But, that too, needs to be amended now. Umm. Maybe, it's not needed anyway. The Government is all-powerful, and it can and will override the constitution as and when it feels it needs to.

Thank God, that the laws of physics haven't changed. And the maths that we learnt still works.