May 31, 2018

Are we losing our senses?

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It's been quite disappointing to see people turning down themselves to the most important feelings, empathy, and sympathy. People nowadays are turning somewhat selfish, becoming money-centric and the entire thought process has changed.

All they are caring nowadays is about their own needs, their own desires and are willing to do whatever it takes, even if means hurting someone forgetting what they want.

The result, relationships are becoming sour. This mindset has led them to be self-centric. The thing is playing with their minds and the problem is, nobody knows what the actual problem is!

I recall several incidents when people are becoming numb to what is happening around. I step into the Delhi Metro only to find a bunch of living dead people. I step into one of the person's foot. Ideal reaction in such a scenario is that the person steps aside. But in this case, the same person stays still as if nothing happened.

surprised man


They are so engrossed in the movie or TV series they are watching that they don't even realize what's happening around! All are filled with anguish, the frustration that builds inside due to the unsatisfactory life they are living is vented out in these situations.

I still remember a person I met. He was so busy in a call that he didn't realize that he was pushing me. As soon as we sat, he uttered, 'Strange'. The point I would like to mention is that he didn't make any eye contact or so. I asked him, 'what is so strange?'

An argument started and he uttered something, I uttered something. Later he said, you know I am the commisioner, blah blah. I felt amused and pity at the same time for him. I simply said, 'if you are the commissioner, you should carry a board citing the same so that nobody dares come close to you. Moreover, If you are a commissioner, Government didn't provide you a conveyance? Why the hell are you traveling in public transport?'

He was numb for some time and then he stepped down on the very next station. What's the point of such an argument? Nothing! Only to satisfy his ego, he started the argument. Though it was short-lived, still it gave me a lesson that never to argue with any person as they are senseless and numb to everything and anything around them.

The cycle goes from common sense to nonsense and I am afraid that most of us are going in this direction only!


Have you ever experienced any such incidents? Do share in the comments section below.           

May 21, 2018

Book Review - Bhagwad Gita by Vijay Singal (Translation)

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Bhagwad Gita by Vijay Singal (Translation in English and Hindi)


Title: Saying it the simple way - Bhagwad Gita

Author: Vijay Singal

Publisher: Vision India Publications, Gurugram

Number Of Pages: 392

Genre: Religious Text

Author's Website: http://www.vijaysingal.com/

Review:

I received the book in the PDF format from the author himself. I would like to share that I had read Bhagwad Gita, I have it in different formats, the extended version, the small pocket version and also, the audio version too.

I took a quick look at the PDF initially but was really hooked on to it as I scrolled down the pages. The author initiates the book with the note "Dedicated to all those who work more and expect less."

I kept on moving down the pages. The way the author has portrayed the religious text in the simple to read format will keep you engaged. The translation is both in Hindi and English languages so it is helpful or the readers of both the languages.

It's a sacred book and it will help the people, especially the youth to know the true meaning of the life. The author has done a great work in explaining the shlokas in a simple, easy to understand language.

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Following are some of the points regarding the translation and availability of the book:

1) No compromise whatsoever with the exact meaning and real intent of the shlokas

2) Simultaneous translation of each shloka in Hindi and in English helps the reader in better understanding. 

3) Explanation of difficult words and ideas by putting short elaborations, in brackets, in the shlokas themselves.
 

4) As per the author, translation has been done in such a manner that no further commentary on individual shlokas or the text as a whole is required. 

5) The book has been prepared in a most contemporary style, more as a self-help book and a compendium of practical wisdom 

6) Excellent photographs, mostly based on nature, have been placed most appropriately. 

7) Placing of only two shlokas (simultaneous Hindi and English translation) on one page makes it an easy reading.
 

8) Due to simplicity on the one hand and accuracy on the other, a common reader would certainly relate to this book as ‘THE GITA’

9) Priced reasonably, this book is most suitable for gifting, making available to college students, placing in hospital and hotel rooms etc.
10) This book is likely to be available online and also all leading bookstores, by mid-June.
I would recommend all to read this translation. I would buy it myself as soon as it hit the stores.

May 9, 2018

A Night Full of Thrill

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burning-moon


Getting lost tonight
Feeling the horror
Taking you inside out
I ain't going without a fight

Possessed by the darkness
Terror holding the screams
I smell a ghost in the vicinity
Taking the advantage of starkness

The time approaches midnight
The beast is about the strike
Lurking from the dark
I try hard to be out of the sight

Breathing heavy, spine in a chill
Running from the hands
Of the evil looking into my eyes
Oh, it's a night full of thrill!


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