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Friday, June 12, 2009


Today was like any other day…I mean I got up did what I had to and went 2 PRIME and I didn't even last 2 hours today!! Guess its coz I think I've come down with a touch of viral fever today..been feelin blah the whole day.

I was just lying down and staring at the ceiling fan spinning aimlessly and that's when thoughts of FRIENDSHIP started coming to my mind. I was thinking as to how you can really define the word friendship. That's when the famous dialogue pyaar dosti hain i.e. love is friendship and vice versa from the movie kuch kuch hota hain came to my mind!! I mean can you call this love and love that real lovers share similar?? I really was stumped. I had no answer. I really don't have any right to answer this question unless I experience the latter form of love. So then what is friendship??

I would call it the substance that helps you overcome any odds and obstacles that come across your path during the journey we call life. But at the same time someone else would define friendship in an entirely different way. For all I know friendship could have over a million definitions.

But one thing for sure I have experienced the love friendship has to offer and that's why I can confidently say that I'm the luckiest man alive..!! These friends have shared space with me during both sad and happy times. They cried when I cried and they laughed when I laughed. That's the substance friendship should contain. These friends gave me hope when I had none. Today I can proudly say that I have the best friends in the world. Namely Paul, Aswin, Soorya, Mevin, Adi and Devika. I seriously don't know where I would have been if not for them. These are the only people in my whole life who have liked me for what I am. If people expect you to crawl behind them just so that you can gain their friendship I would tell them go to hell!!

These true friends never support you for your mistakes instead they help you correct them. Whatever they do is only for your good as opposed to GOOD friends, who help you in stuff they know is wrong but yet don't bother. That's the difference. True friends bother while good friends don't bother AS MUCH.

I really don't know what would happen to me if any of these friends ever leave me forever. I just hope such a situation never arises in my life.

To some people the word friendship is just a joke. To all such people out there "YOU ARE F****NG LOSERS". These people are an insult to the word friendship.

I don't blame small kids for not being serious about friendship. It took me quite a lot of years to actually value friendship. But it's when we young adults feign friendship matters turn sour.

I believe friendship is for everyone to enjoy and cherish. True friendship should be cherished like a sweet mango except that it should be for a lifetime.

Those of you out there who haven't yet experienced true friendship you should start on your quest without any further ado.

As time goes by I only hope my bond of friendship keeps thickening. So to everyone out there FRIENDSHIP SHOULD ALWAYS BE KEPT CLOSE TO YOUR HEART AND NEVER EVER FEIGN FRIENDSHIP.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Why this stereotypical mindset?

Hmmm…I guess this is really a very abrupt way to start a blog but then I again I guess this time as good as any…don't you think so??

Well today was like any other day i.e. like any other day of summer vacations…wonder why I call it vacations!! I mean a grueling 7 hours entrance coaching is hardly what you consider vacations!!

To brief you about this torture house, it is called PRIME and don't ask me what is stands for coz I have no idea! It is headed by 2 guys namely KM and RA of which the latter is a psycho!

And do you seriously want to know what the rules of this institution are??

Well here they go

  1. Different staircase for boys and girls
  2. Boys and girls may not talk with each other unless you want to consider suspension!
  3. CCTV cameras in every class just to make sure that we don't snooze of in their very boring classes!
  4. Usage of elevator is not permitted and instead we have to use the staircase to climb 4 floors
  5. Minimum of 300 questions have to be done after every chapter in every subject for which the time period allotted is 3 days


Well today was a little different from the other days coz I seriously had the thought of stopping PRIME and when I came forward with this idea in front of my parents…trust me all hell broke loose!!

They wouldn't even hear of the idea of me stopping classes. I tried convincing them that private coaching would be much more useful but they just wouldn't listen.

They don't understand the fact that I'm not interested in engineering. They feel that's the only career with scope in today's world and I seriously disagree!!

We had something I call the modern mahabharta at home today following this idea!! I mean taking the science stream is bad enough and now torturing myself for an entrance for which I'm hardly interested is not my idea of a normal life. Also I feel all this unwanted pressure parents put on academically weak kids to opt for engineering or medicine is totally unwarranted. Don't you all agree with me??

I mean a kid should be allowed to do what he/she feels is the best suited for oneself. India has its fair share of engineers as well as doctors…like almost 10 lakh people pass out as engineers from India….so why the hell does our country need more of these people??!!

There are so many other careers one can opt for in today's world like a officer in the merchant navy, pilot, PR or HR executive, CS and so many more in the management side. You can check out sites on the net and you can find at least 1000 different jobs which provide you job satisfaction which a forced job can never give you. I'm not saying that engineering is bad or hopeless it's just that one should not be forced to do what he/she doesn't want to. Engineering is great for someone who has real intrest in that field. People feel that everyone looks upon only engineers and I'm very sad to say that I feel that it is exactly true in our society. People have to open their mind to all the other options that awaits them in this world and not just 1 or 2 courses which you do just to satisfy a bunch of people just so that you can earn their unwarranted respect. If you see in most countries in the world a carpenter is given as much as respect a MBA or M.Tech graduate is given and why is that? Just because people in these countries don't have a stereotypical mindset. I feel very sad to say that its not so in our country. Seeing a carpenter getting the same respect as a engineer in our society is just wishful thinking and I don't think I will ever see such a miracle happening before my eyes for as long as I live but I do hope that my future generations get to see that happening. So why should we younger generation suffer because of this stereotypical mindset?

It is us younger generation to whom it is upto to bring about a change in these mindsets of the people. If you don't want to do engineering or medicine or whatever it is your parents are forcing you to do I feel you must sit down and have a very frank conversation with them as to what you see yourselves becoming in the future which is exactly what I'm going to do right after I finish this post! And im sure what I have written is what every child of my age thinks. And if anyone can bring about a change in this stereotypical mindset it is us younger kids.



P.S. This being my first post I would like people to comment on it as to what they think about it and and people are welcome to add their own opinion based on this topic.