Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Carl Jung says...

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.

A shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.

It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.

The brain is viewed as an appendage of the genital glands. (Comment upon Freudian psychology).

"The foundation of all mental illness is the avoidance of true suffering"

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Age of Imagination

Had to meet a person who is ages ahead of me in terms of experience and age too.
Had a lot of apprehensions about how at all I will face him or manage myself before him.

Then contacted one of my friends who knows the person very well... well at least he has been in touch with him on a regular basis. My friend told me that the person is too alone (a side-effect of old age these days) and he feels great whenever anyone goes to meet him. That single fact evaporated all my hesitation. But then I cogitated for few minutes on the thingy that ppl call "OLD AGE". Out of the cogitation on "how to remain young" came the quote

"Death can limit Life but not its Imagination"

Looking ahead for the meeting. :)

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Pirates of Content

Yesterday I watched the movie "Lage Raho Munnabhai". Saw Munna doing Gandhigiri.
After the movie ended, I became conscious that I had bought the ticket in black. This moved me strongly to take an oath not to buy tickets in black in future. But then I started extending the oath. What about the pirated music I download from net? And those pirated movies that I see with my family?

For now I want to restrain myself watching movies with tickets in black for the next 3 months. But regarding piracy I hold very different views from the cyber policing people. I think our business model hasn't evolved with technology. We still sell things the way we used to thousand years back (except few exception like web services supporting themselves with pay per click, pay per call models). We still sell content like any other goods. That we need to change.

Update: For more on "Change and not blame", read James' ideas here and here as comments on the news of launch of a new online video service, Guba, that will automatically detect and flag copyrighted video.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Heat generates more heat

Don't know how to assuage the pain arising through the burns I got in a useless debate.
I don't want to accept that I don't some XYZ concept.
It's only that my way of explaining things was different.
I thought about sending the other person a mail with detailed links on the concept but then I thought "I know the concept, I know that he too knows but he is not convinced that I also know. Its only the gap of misunderstanding that made us feel that the OTHER doesn't know. So why generate more heat."

But I am burning and the burns led me to spoil my blog with the above charcoal.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

tamanna aur Tamanna

After a long time, my brain's decaying poetic part has something to say
People suffering with literature allergy should better close their senses

nazar ki baat ko dil mein utar lete hain
juhki aankhon ka yeh dhoka hum ek pal mein jaan lete hai

tumhe laga ki pa gaye hum us afsaane ko
na karo aisa mazaak aur dard do deewane ko

tamanna aur tamanna mein farq hota hai
ek laati hai dil mein kashish, doosri ko dekh kar chehra surkh hota hai
bas aaj itna hi kahunga tumhe mere dost sun lo
umr jaa rahi hai chhod kar jawaani ko, ishq kar lo

shayari hai nahi bani ishq paane walo k liye
yeh to cheez hai bachi kuchi lut jaane walon k liye
ishq ki kurchan jab itna nasha karti hai
kya hoga anzaam iska ishq karne walon k liye