Saturday, December 14, 2013

Humility - A New Awakening

By: Sourabh Sen 

Blogging for the first time is a high. Especially if you are down a few pegs. It helps calm the nerves and removes any delusions of the blog receiving rave reviews ,if any, at all. Humility is the word of the day.

Now being high in the companionship of guys with whom you have shared the better part of adult life(and still not invoking IPC 377) , does lead us on an adventure where every other word/phrase/incident reminds us of tons of past incidents which are best not mentioned outside the circle of trust. It is ,but, customary.
As a true non believer of traditions and customs (apart from being a hypocrite), i have a sudden fixation on the word Humility. Ah Mr Gandhi.How art thou?

Now this chap interests me. You can scream your lungs out “Modi wave” but i will Pay to hear this guy speak in public. Life is not long enough to learn from one's own mistakes, we must also learn from others' mistakes and he makes me a better man (Diggy, Sallu and Chiddy just refine me). He made me follow politics. 

I actually believed in this guy when i was still in my early years of engineering and accumulating arrears. But then sense prevailed. And sense, downed with a few units of what we call the OH group, spells anger. 

And as the recent elections in Delhi showed, A LOT of people are drunk AND have sense. They voted for a guy who destroyed the Dynasty. But then One man cannot make a difference, even though SRK and Salman continuously try to prove otherwise. One man can show us where we are and where we should be , but his walk alone will not be enough to gauge the difference no matter how sexy his gait is. He needs everyone who is drunk and sensible to follow him. What do i care. But he did raise hope . 

Ah, finally a refill :)

Now then where were we. Yes Cricket. Dhoni you beauty. The best thing you did is not take credit for victories , so that you are not accountable for losses .Losses , a synonym for overseas tours. Overseas tours are a spiritual experience . Lord buddha could not have imbibed a sense of purpose into these men who are supposed to bleed blue(Steyn made them bleed red...). But then how can a deaf person appreciate Nirvana or Sabbath. Unfortunately,The board, headed by a cement-headed person, likes to listen to Simpleplan. The simple plan being play as many matches in the subcontinent (read flat pitches) and be on the top of the table. I know i will get screwed for this. Aussies/Proteas play acccording to their home advantage, why sholdn't we? All i have to say is Swan,and the drubbing we got from England, on pitches,which according to our Captain were not spinner friendly-enough. 

In conclusion, (since my quota of drinks are being gulped down with obvious enthusiasm ), you either believe in the power of last night studies and xerox stolen from friends, or, you really wish Mr Mukherjee had stepped out of his Palace and spoken to the angry youth who were but demanding justice . 
I part with the following lines


O Captain my Captain
Is our fearful trip done?
Steyn has rattled every bat
And ours have rattled None

O Capatin My captain 
the capitol elections are hung
The people have spoken and the voices are din
But ONE honest  voice is better than none

(Sourabh Sen is an engineer by training and a free thinking man by profession. One of those man from a small town who went out chasing his dreams and still seems to be torn between his profession and his dreams!!! He believes FAITH is more powerful than HOPE...well whatever that means)

3 comments:

Deeds December 15, 2013 at 12:30 PM  

Interesting read.Expecting more

Gandhi December 15, 2013 at 1:02 PM  

Good One Sourabh. Keep up the good work.

Bikash deb December 16, 2013 at 3:20 PM  

Mr. Sourabh, good job, loved it, want to read more from you, per se, keep writing.

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