Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
The Sun had a limited life,
It got its power from coal,
Nuclear fusion was not supposed to exist.
Life on earth was usual,
Tall grew the dense green trees,
Animals ran all around them,
Like competing with the cool breeze.
Humans were still not there,
Love did not exist as we know,
Beauty was omnipotent in nature,
From the peacock to the crow.
The species were still evolving,
Numerous ones were born each day,
The Sun watched them all,
With great interest and no dismay.
The Sun wasn’t very happy,
Together with all, he couldn’t laugh,
Because the earth was round,
He had to contend with a half.
Then one day as he was rising,
Slowly she grew with him,
It was certainly a new specie,
Green leaves with a yellow rim.
Wherever Sun went,
She bent with him,
And when he left in the eve,
Her yellow petals closed within.
He watched her closely,
Fully amazed and with interest,
Amongst those he had seen till now,
He surely liked her the best.
Others of her kind grew along,
But Sun was focused only on her,
She, who had grown the first,
No-one would interest him better.
He knew he cannot walk to earth,
Hold her and give her a kiss,
But still he was in love with her,
And never gave her a miss.
The Sun didn’t get one thing,
This was a property of her kind,
To follow him all through the day,
And close in the evening time.
He would have known this,
Had he watched others of her type,
But friends, such is the power of love,
Only the “one” creates that hype.
Earlier, the Sun wasn’t happy
For it couldn’t watch all earth together,
Now he was happy,
There she was on earth, and he loved her.
Time just flew by,
Short life span she had,
The day came, she wilted,
Leaving the Sun unhappy and sad.
Things were not always like today,
The Sun had a limited life,
It got its power from coal,
Nuclear fusion was not supposed to exist.
Time was short for Sun too,
The coal was ending fast,
But, sad at his beloved’s death
He just couldn’t come out of the past.
The coal finished, and it was time
His body, he must leave,
But a bold decision he took,
In her, he strongly believed.
To remember his beloved’s love,
He decided to burn himself,
Converting body hydrogen to helium,
The nuclear fusion came out of shelf.
He knew his body will finish one day,
With all hydrogen fused,
But for remembering her more,
He didn’t care of his body being used.
The sun spots that we see today,
Are scars on the body of Sun,
He’s living to relive his love,
While we in his “body smoke” have fun.
We call her sunflower, her property
Is still not known to the Sun,
Of her kind, grow and close with him,
But he just loved her, the special first one.
Love is never forced,
It doesn’t need a reminder,
The Sun once loved,
And still shines to remember.
Friday, May 30, 2008
At the lowest level, liking and disliking must be secretion certain types of hormones in the body. Science still has not reached a stage where it can classify these hormones and make a human forcibly like or dislike a thing. These are still under our control.
Not looking at the lowest level of chemicals, can I just say that we like the objects that behave according to their true nature?
I think so.
Neither does hot ice-cream
Those that behave the way they should
Become the objects of which we dream.
Yes, we do tend to like objects that look and behave like the way they should. In philosophical terms, we give importance ot the objects that follow their "dharma". Dharma is nothing but the boundaries in which an object operates. The dharma of the mirror is to reflect objects. The day mirror decides not to reflect, nobody will use it. Similar is the condition of any object that you can imagine. We do not like polluted air. This is because air is not meant to be polluted. Adding foreign substances to the composition of air makes us not like that.
Is it the same thing with boys and girls? Maybe yes. Humans are also the part of this nature.
But the bottomline is that I am not sure about the natural behavior of boys and girls. So here I would cite the opinion of my friend who managed to convince me temporarily with his logical examples.
Girls are usually shy. Nothing compares a girl's shy smile with a slightly bowed face. The way she slightly looks up at you, smiles and lowers her eyes. An innocent girl will win you over anyday. I guess it might be a cultural thing since this phenomenon is not present to the same degree in all the cultures. Similarly, a boy's nature is more childish and more extravagant. He is adventurous and maybe it's in the hormones.
I apologise for any gender discrimination that I might have made but somehow I agreed with the examples which my friend cited for the above instances.
Based on this, I suddenly get a feeling that a girl which I will like should both be shy and confident. It sounds a contradiction on face but it's the way it is. She must be confident about what she is doing, enthusiastic about what she thinks but at the same time be a bit shy at the right moments.
May enter in my life
May she be confident
May stand tall in any strife
I for sure will love her
And invite her in my life.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
A more efficient way to get energy is from humans. Just imagine that your mobile phone is constantly getting charged as you hold it in your hands. We humans get our energy from food. So why not use the energy from within to power other devices. But how can we come up with a non-intrusive way to do this? For the uninitiated, non-intrusive means that we cannot insert wires or implant devices into human beings. A simple possibility that comes to my mind is to use the heat energy emitted from the body to charge devices. But the problem here is that these amounts are usually much smaller than what are required by the devices. Plus, we will still need some transducers in between. So this idea does not sound good technically.
Ultimately we do need transducers at some level and the proposed idea does not help. If it helped, we could just feed the sources from which we get our energy directly to these transducers. It is just the coolness of the idea of charging your mobile phone by holding it in your hands that initiated this thought process in my mind.
So, I do conclude that the above idea does not make much sense.
But still, if such a thing happens, there are serious social implications of this. Can you imagine a scenario where the poor become energy slaves for the rich? Some kind of employment will just be to sit in a place and pass on the energy to other things. This scenario will just be like Matrix movie with the only difference being that there it was the machines that made humans their slaves for energy. Some countries whose average obesity levels are quite high could come under a serious threat. Imagine India invading US to get more slaves who can eat much more and hence give more energy.
Friday, March 14, 2008
This is the question that I fear most. Whenever people talk about eating meat etc, the only thing on my mind is that let they not ask me why I do not meat. The simple and plain reason is that I do not know. I have accidentally eaten meat at times unknowingly and it had no special good or bad taste. So it is definitely not the case that my digestive system can’t process meat. Another peculiar thing is that I am okay with eating eggs. This makes the situation all the more complex.
Science only tells us that we should eat a healthy diet. It does not mention about not eating meats. Animal meat is actually a nice source of proteins. Then what restricts us? It is definitely the culture and the environment in which we grow in. I am very sure that if a small child is bred in an environment where people eat each other, he will have no grudges in eating human flesh even though his teeth structure might not be suitable for that but that is totally a separate issue. Hence I do not eat meat because I grew up not eating it. I only eat eggs because my mother let me eat eggs in my childhood. Now that I know why I am a vegetarian, the question is whether I want to change into a non vegetarian. Was my mother correct in not letting me eat meat? I think it’s not a question of individual choice but just about following the culture.
But does the Hindu culture forbid people from eating meat? There’s been a lot of debate on this issue and in my opinion that is mainly because ancient wise people thought that if we start killing animals they could become extinct at a very fast rate. While this is also true in case of the plants, but that is why they promoted agriculture to a large extent. One more reason is that the degree of life that is portrayed by animals is much more than the degree of life portrayed by plants. Thus when people thought to live in harmony with nature, they thought more about animals. We see that an animal is associated with each of our gods. Similar but not to that extent, certain plants having medicinal properties were also promoted for worship like Peepal and Tulsi. This explains one aspect of the culture. Thus it does not forbid us to eat meat but just has this rule for the general benefit of the society as a whole in the longer term. This is what culture is mostly about. It tries to move up from the level of individual betterment to the level at which the whole society can be improved.
So now the question is if I should follow the culture? That in itself brings the question of why is having a culture important. Is culture just a set of rules to bind people or is it something more? Does culture add anything to our life? Is religion a part of culture? Are gods a part of culture? I’ll try answering these questions some other time but I know why I am a vegetarian and finding answers to above questions will tell me why I should remain a vegetarian.