Saturday, November 04, 2017

Death

PS: This was drafted a long time ago, but never published it.
The only inevitable thing in one's life. My Mother-in-law just expired.
Suddenly, there is no one to blame. Honestly!!

Most of us consider death as a punishment, whereas it is a liberation from suffering for that person.

She died due to kidney issues but once the issue was diagnosed she didn't last long and now to think of it she relatively died peacefully, as she didn't have to bear the suffering that most go through with kidney transplantation and various other things..

It is the near and dears' loss, because you have no one to look upto, no one to blame to.
It is my attachment (positive/negative) that is lost. 

I was too concerned, how my wife and others would deal with it, especially my father in law.. I am surprised how things shaped out.

Suddenly, I felt so close to death and yet felt too indifferent as if I will never be affected.. It is inevitable, yet Iam dying to address my immediate needs as if they are gonna last forever.

How to deal with it..the confusion!!!

My identity!!

If you think that you are what you think you are then you are totally screwed.

My exposure to certain things, is really messing with me about my identity in the digital world. As they say, the identity in a digital world is your mail ID, your bogs, your web foot print, my bank balance (which is also a digital entry) and all the stuff associated.

But ,through these soc alled social media and various other fraternity, I am no longer the beholder of my identity. I am wat I am perceived through these media. My projection of the same in these apps, and the analysis done by various technologies about me and my presence in these locations determines who am I and what am I capable of. 

This left me perturbed because suddenly my space is no longer my own, and its a mirage created that my identity is well being protected. Should it matter, I don't know.

I am a novice, but I am as disturbed as Edward snowden was with the amount of awareness he had about it. I do not control myself in the digital space, it is some one else owning my data, some one else tracking me and some one else perceiving me and deciding my set of actions.

Did I sign up for it? Yes and No. yes because I agreed to the privacy policy. No, because somewhere deep in the privacy policy it is written that your activity, including my location, browsing history and every other digital activity can be monitored and I never had the patience to read the fine print and cannot really be blamed for the lack of impatience to read the policy.

Most apps, that seek information when being installed or any other information are inherently trying to steal the data and make an image of yourself and sell the same to other agencies for monetary benefits and in the process, no one really cares what happens to you.

The impact of it will be felt when someone encounters the wrong side of things. Even Aadhar, I am signing up for sharing my data to the extent of ensuring peace and ease, but not when I am being policed for no reason at all. 

Not sure, where to draw the line.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

US attack on North Korea imminent

Not because North Korea is threatening Nuclear Strike. 
Not because NK might be committing a genocide. 
Not because Trump doesn't like the hair style of the chief of NK.
And certainly not because the global peace is in quandary.

These are not the reasons US will attack North Korea. But it is because Trump might attack North Korea.

Trump is left with very little choice to divert the attention of US citizens from the ongoing internal scandals and muddle including the latest firing of FBI chief, which are expected to raise too many uncomfortable questions which even Ms. Conway might have tough time to justify.

Attacking North Korea is the only way that Trump can manage to take the country into confidence. I actually got this thought after watching a TV series in which the protagonist plays the role of US president.

War at times is used as a significant diversionary tactic from the impending issue. The same was used by some of Trump's predecessors and Trump in all fairness have the rights to do so. 

And, it'd be no surprise that the war will take a huge burden on every one involved, but the ratings of Trump will cease to go down. More so, because the citizens of the nation have little choice than to rally behind the supreme commander in the event of a war.

Hence, if Trump didn't already get the idea, this blog may as well give him that.

Beware North Korea. Whether you are right or Wrong. Trump might attack you!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Federer

He wasn't certainly his vintage best. He used to look much more composed, much smarter, fitter ..
(So, was I at that time :) )... 
All hope was lost until 2 weeks ago. Since 2012, it felt as if the god has decided to come down to earth and stay and live on earth. Everyone could beat him on the court, which he ruled for so many years .. yet, he felt coming back as if there was something that he owed to the courts and at the end the courts would seek their vengeance by not letting him conquer them again.
Every court and every year continued to be the same. From one mortal to another, everyone was able to deprive the god of his jewels, which he was trying so desperately.

It took his two daughters' mischief to make him break a tissue in his bone and go on 6 month rest. Suddenly, the courts came alive as every one of these mortals have started conquering the crowns, without the original king in foray any more.

There was another king of clay, who was also trying to come to his own terms, similar to how an emperor feels when his massive army is not wiling to fight and wants to lurk around.

Comes today, and both the kings have decided to fight it out to get, what was traditionally theirs. And the superior prevailed. 

Federer the god prevailed in the Australian open 2017, and breaking the jinx of almost 5 years of wait for the 18th grandslam title. I spoke to various people who were hoping every time that he is in finals that somehow he would get there. But, somehow 2017 began on a tone which is very refreshing to sports..

Trump is still there to play the spoil sport.

I was jubilant when I finally saw the hawk-eye showing that the forehand shot from Federer wasn't wide off the court and I jumped along with Federer and so did the whole world.. (my world)

Nadal was very upset, but even he realized that his presence in the court for 5 sets, was largely due to the unforced errors from Federer, otherwise the game would have been over within 3 hours and wouldn't have played out the deserved match that it turnedout to be.

Both their legs and age and looks tired.. but there is this one shot of Nadal, which showed his fierceness and then in the other shot Federer reclaiming his composure..

Both seem to have gotten back their best abilities... And this time on, I am looking forward to Federer vs Nadal match... for, the kings have decided to finally play!!