Monday, October 13, 2008

Just for the sake of it

Of late I have not been blogging. So this blog is just for the sake of it. It is a bunch of unexplained, unverifiable, random musings; nonetheless I feel no remorse in unleashing them on my naïve readers.

1. So why was ‘Rock On’ a hit? My take is that it had two elements that add beauty and mystique to life; Friendship and Passion.

Coming to the later first, in life we do not know how to have a good time. In many lucky souls, there is an inner voice that tells them that. A very few of them actually pursue it and that is when they attain self actualization. In others, the guilt of abandoning their dream remains. They go for the ‘best career’, ‘right moves’ and so on but somehow their inner voice keeps on disturbing them.

So when we see guys in ‘Rock On’ pursuing their passion, we ensure that at least in reel life, their move become a hit.

And now about ‘Friendship’; in the beginning I belonged to a school of thought that said, ‘There are no friends in the real world’. But years passed by and friendships just happened. If I look back, I made a decent number of friends who despite of ‘I being myself’ accepted me. Now I know that friends make our stay in this world comfortable, and we all like to see and feel the magic of true friendship.

2. I feel that as we grow in life, our dreams become ‘realistic’. It is a euphemism to state that life is not as colorful as we expect it to be in childhood. I was a dreamer and I motivated myself by believing that if I perform well in studies I will be everyone and everything in this world. In contrast to this on my first job, my manager motivated me by saying work well and you will get a pay hike. Yuck! What kind of motivaion was that. That was the day I welcomed myself in the real world. (Though I could never stop dreaming of becoming everyone and everything)

3. I got married and people have been asking me what has changed. Well, some things have certainly. I can no longer talk on phone for hours without facing an angry glance. I have become accountable and I have to give account of the towel thrown on bed, missing socks and what not. Since I will have to give account of these lines too, I think I should cut them short.

4. Like all great men, I cannot resist in giving a talisman. Whenever in doubt about anything, think ‘Anand hi param uddesha hai’ or ‘Happiness is the ultimate goal of life’. But this happiness has to be eternal so if you feel something can give you ever lasting happiness, do that!

5. After many days I found an intelligent celebrity blogger who writes more than "I got up at this time, named my dog this and met so and so.". Read Ramgopal Verma’s blog here.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir,

In all probability, "off late" is wrong English. It should be 'of late'. Please remind me if I am wrong.

It's okay. Most IAS officers in India make great mistakes. Fortunately, there are a few who make only minor mistakes!

Keep blogging!

Anurag Srivastava said...

@anonymous: Thanks :)

Cosmic Voices said...

Who is it that you want to talk for "long hours" on phone? ;-)

vikram singh said...

Well, Your Post may have been "just for the sake of it", but this Comment isn't....just kidding....I also watched "Rock On" ...its one of the feel good movies...and you have presented a nice analysis of it......well in the next post you can elaborate on "Why administrators don't control Raj Thakare kind of maniacs in the beginning and let them become a demonic figure".....or what you would have been doing in the situation....thanks.

Anurag Srivastava said...

@cosmic: I still have some special friends :P

@vikram: I purposely avoid writing about issues like that. Its not advisable for bureaucrats to express their views in public, we should leave them to the politicians.

I want my blog to be closer to fiction than to reality :)

vikram singh said...

Yeah, I understand your Point, we all need some space, in our day to day life, for fiction. But getting response to my comments feels great...and i know that's reality and not fiction.

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vivek said...

sir,
nice observation on the 3 books (freakono,3 mistakes and white tiger)..

abha said...

"I got married and people have been asking me what has changed. Well, some things have certainly. I can no longer talk on phone for hours without facing an angry glance. I have become accountable and I have to give account of the towel thrown on bed, missing socks and what not. Since I will have to give account of these lines too, I think I should cut them short."

This really made me smile.How true, though I think here I am the one on the other side(the female species).