Tuesday, October 07, 2014

oh God!





Jai Guru Deva,

I had come home today after meeting some of my juniors from college and was upbeat as i was sharing a lot of nostalgia. But as i switched on TV i found the news of a father killing his own children in hyderabad and I started shivering. None of the victims are any relatives of mine and I am hearing their names for the first time in my life. But still the news sent waves of fear across my spine. For some reason I cant comprehend, I am feeling very vulnerable to any act of violence. I distantly remember when some Israel soldiers killed a Palestine child by mistake (this was in 2002), I had no sympathy for the victim. I just convinced myself "Result of Islamic Terrorism". Though my political inclinations didnt change with time, I am feeling more vulnerable to any sort of violence. I cant pinpoint the reason for this but this is very annoying. One thing I always want is a smile on my face. As I mentioned many times earlier, my life is not a pursuit of happiness but rather a celebration of it. I had crossed a stage where materialistic things are failing to bother me, yet God is giving so many tests for my patience and character. I am fully cognizant of the fact that I have to enact my role in this divine play called life but still it is so disturbing. As a stranger I myself is feeling so much of pain imagine the situation of the kith and kin? distrubing; very very disturbing!!
As I said, I am lacking strength to handle this pain and surrender all this pain to My Guruji. 

let me finish this with the poem of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore:

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
   Where knowledge is free;
   Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
   Where words come out from the depth of truth;
   Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
   Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
   Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action
   Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

Sarvejana Sukhinobhavantu,
-Karthik



Saturday, October 04, 2014

My blabbering about feminism, polygamy et al

Jai Guru Deva

i had observed a couple of really good articles about polygamy in DAWN. These articles are written by Rafia Zakaria a pakistan based woman journalist. People say her opinions are feminist in nature. I personally dont endorse any ism, be it communism, feminism, my footism etc. But this two articles are an eye opener regarding a cruel practice that is a gross injustice to the woman folk. I am firm believer that the system of marriage is the first line of defence for a woman's rights and security. The moment this system collapses, I am afraid woman will become nothing more than sex dolls.




My aversion to feminists and feminism was driven by the reason that all self proclaimed feminists that I had seen had lacked basic ethics to call themselves feminists. Many of them remembered that they are woman only when they are in trouble. As long as they are succeeding, they are attacking people its all their skill and merit. When someone challenges them or puts them in a spot, it suddenly dawns to them that they are woman and thats the reason they are attacked. what a joke!

And there are male feminists, I am better off not  talking about them. Most male feminists take the feminist stand just to get physically near to woman. I had seen several people who neither have the courage to make an own opinion about any issue nor they have an idea about the long term impact of a particular stance that they are taking. These halfwits just endorse whatever the woman they want say. I am not saying only feminists do such things, there are people from other schools of thought who resort such dirty tricks. In my online life of almost six years, i had seen people from different schools of thought trying to get near to woman on different pretexts. Some have the veil of feminism, some use vedas, upanishads et al to cover their lust and some use words like free thinking, liberal thinking etc to justify their lecherous traits.

Sarvejana Sukhinobhavantu,
-Karthik

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Quotes

Jai Guru Deva

Worlds 8 superb sentences
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Shakespeare :
Never play with the feelings of others because you may win the game but the risk is that you will surely lose the person for a life time.
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Napoleon.
The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people, But because of the silence of good people!
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Einstein :
I am thankful to all those who said NO to me It's because of them I did it myself.
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Abraham Lincoln :
If friendship is your weakest point then you are the strongest person in the world.
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Shakespeare :
Laughing faces do not mean that there is absence of sorrow! But it means that they have the ability to deal with it.
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William Arthur : 
Opportunities are like sunrises, if you wait too long you can miss them.
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Hitler : 
When you are in the light, Everything follows you, But when you enter into the dark, Even your own shadow doesn't follow you.
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Shakespeare : 
Coin always makes sound but the currency notes are always silent. So when your value increases
keep quiet ...!


Sarvejana Sukhinobhavantu
-Karthik

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Home Alone 2 :))

Jai Guru Deva

I dont know when was the last time I had stayed alone in my home probably before 2010. Because after that there was always someone with me at my home, firstly my friends and then after marriage, my wife. Staying alone has its own set of advantages and setbacks. The biggest advantage i always found was the liberty, opportunity and possibility to read a book. Not everyday that one have all the above mentioned ingredients. Right now, I'm keenly waiting to read the book written by my co-blogger Bulusu Subrahmanyam garu. Being an ardent fan of him its always a pleasure reading his writings. Healthy humor is a rare find these days.



Other things that I wanted to do are my silence courses. My body needs physical/mental/emotional rest and silence is the best thing to get all these. My fascination towards silence has only increased as I face more and more challenges in my everyday life. I had just shifted my house and yet to set up in the new place. Believe me, house shifting is by far the most tiresome experience for me and I did that twice in the last six months. Apart from advance course I wanted to do my blessing course. YES! I want to be a blesser and I want the rest of my life in that path. Being a blesser is not a joke as it mandates a lot of sadhana and life style changes, yet I want to be that. Because thats perhaps the best way I can contribute to people around me. In the recent past there were several instances when I wished I am a blesser. Even last fortnight when I gave blood to someone, only I know how much I wanted to bless that boy. After all I have seen several miracles happening through blessing. On a personal front, I want my smile back and probably silence course will do that for me. Not sure when was the last time I had smiled 50+ times in my day. I am confident that I can  re-invent such days.

In 2014, I had not taken any leave of more than 2days. It was the same case in 2013 and its getting repeated again. phew!! Work pressure is not new for me, but this is crazy.  I lead four major projects and one of them is taking a toll on my life. Its not pressure its BURDEN! its like fighting a war knowing that you are going to lose and yet giving your best as you cant turn away from the battle. :(( Over the weekend, when I met my sister she said I became black. I replied that its because I probably lost my glow with too much of this non sense burden. Actually this is the year when I became a Program Manager and it is supposedly a better year. As of now, I cant say how much of better this year is. Probably year end would be a correct time to review.

Sarvejana Sukhinohavantu,
-Karthik

Thursday, August 28, 2014

My Orkut Testimonials!!

Jai Guru Deva,

wanted to use this post to preserve the testimonials i got in orkut. Feeling nostalgic with the good old days! thanks everyone for your kind words.. I am blessed to ahve friends like you!

Ashok Kumar Burra Sep 28, 2006
One of the best individuals i ever met in my life. We can find in him, all the good characters which one can expect in anyone. An inspiration for me too, in some areas.

Abhineet Mishra Sep 3, 2006
Its has only been a year to know karthik, but this is more than enough for a gem to be esteemed* To put in one line "simply pure at heart" * Both intelligent & industrious at the same time* The way he moulded himself into hostel culture is terrific* Though he calls me H***** all the times, I know he never means it* Extremely helpful by nature* Very Down to earth, a rare quality found now a days* Wishing best of luck for his bright career*



Anonymous
Jun 22, 2006
Cant describe in few words..... All the good qualities one can expect in a man. Selfless, positive and ........

Krishna Mohan Gurajada Apr 24, 2006
The person who studies for 22 hours a day and sleeps for 2 hrs..just because he shd not sleep in the next day's class..real hardworking and intelligent guy
Sarvejana Sukhninobhavantu


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jai Ho Israel!

Jai Guru Deva!

I hereby extend my whole hearted support to Israel which is once again fighting a battle of its survival.