Kolkata Durga-Puja Festival

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If you ever thought  that wood chips and flakes were worth nothing,think again.An entire temple-set can be constructed with these shredded nothings! Such is the brilliance of these artisans who surface each year to showcase their handcrafted idols during the auspicious Durga-Puja festival.

This a hugely under-marketed, under-advertised festival globally, that if done properly, it could attract at least three times the number of all tourists visiting the Brazilian carnival!

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Intorverts in Extroverts

Even if you searched Google for successful introverts – the top search results had  words like insanely, wildly,crazily successful introverts! Take a look at the advertisements around us and you will notice words like “Mean-Machine”, “Killer-shot” , or in sports  “that went like a tracer bullet”, or in food “that’s like gunpowder hot” or even birthdays “Have-a-blast” , defining excellence in ability,taste or even celebration.

Wait a minute. Didn’t we define terrorists by those superlatives?

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The Smug Identity

What is your perception of Garfield ? The smug cat. The cat with attitude. Right? But what if there was another side to it?  Would you even consider that as an option ? Think of those people around you and how you perceive them  without really knowing their other side.

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Television Morality

Its Friday night , raining and cold outside, you are snuggled up inside the bed watching your favorite tele serial :Chota Bheem. Or its a lazy Sunday afternoon and you are watching POGO, and if that’s not enough you have Doremon slated for Sunday night prime time.! Now before you think I’ve gone cuckoo, this is what could become a reality if the censorship authorities have their way. No place or space for good classy mature adult content. Because they believe ,you just cant handle it.

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The Average Joe

In this day and age, where does the average Joe stand ? Is he expected to buckle up like all the other supermen or is he expected to fade away into oblivion? When the great speakers advocate follow your heart and the average Joe believes that and tries to implement those thoughts at his workplace, more often than not, it backfires.

So what should be the right foot forward ?

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Humility & Losers

When someone you know says “I have the best deal in the world” – what is your reaction?How many times have you heard this at a social gathering or at work or even at school ? And if you quietly shrug and smile. There is a problem. Has it occurred to you that the world might think of you as a LOSER ?

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Bangalore Deadlife

In yet another blow to Bangalore night life,the authorities have declared music to be shut down in pubs by 10PM.

Here are some suggestions for the future :

  1. Bring back prohibition ! No Alcohol no Crime. Right?
  2. No one should work beyond sunset or say 6PM. It increases “nefariousness”
  3. Women should rather be in the kitchen. Afterall cooking is their forte isn’t it?
  4. Cancel all night shows in movie theaters. Or switch on lights in the movie hall.
  5. Enforce curfew after 10PM. Why go out in the night at all eh?
  6. No classical concerts in the night either. Zakir Hussain needs to sleep by 10PM as well.
  7. No movie shooting after dark. Who wants to see dark movies anyways.?
  8. Shut airports.(Music plays there too)  Night flights are bad for the health.
  9. Shut hospitals by 9PM.  Doctors,of all people, certainly need this welcome break.
  10. Shut cable TV after 10PM. Who wants to watch MTV after 10PM anyways?

There is a problem and there is a solution.  Please Reblog/retweet, re whatever to get this solution to the concerned people. Who know we might see a change in their stand?

 

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