21 December, 2008

My bucket list

Today wasn't exactly one of the glorious days of my life. While laying idly on my bed, I wondered what would Maria have done if she were in my place? Probably, thought about the things she likes the most. Would it work? Heck, I thought, lets give it a try. And with memories of "The Bucket List" still fresh in my mind, I decided to make my own bucket list. Things I want to do before I "kick the bucket". (Most of the stuff is taken from what I've seen or heard or what other people have been doing)

(Btw.. It works like a charm!)
Here's the list I made:

1) Be kids again.
2) One fine day, just take a back-pack and leave to explore untrodden yet wonderful lands.
3) Kiss the most beautiful girl in the world (Picked up directly from the movie. Isn't it a fabulous idea??)
4) Be an OS wiz (Now that might sound somewhat stupid, but, I always wished I was)
5) Affect someone's life in a very good way (Teach? Guide? Inspire?)
6) Have all my friends live in the same building. (Now, wouldn't that just be great?)
7) Go cycling in the Himalayas.
8) Draw an insanely beautiful sketch.
9) See the world from as high above as I can (Eiffel tower or Burj Dubai would be good candidates)
10) Become a monk.
11) Read the entire JRR Tolkein collection.
12) Play Basketball again.
(Descending order)

I wonder how many of these things will I be able to complete? Although, I always dream myself in one of these situations and it makes me high.

Now that I have my list, its time to fly ...

20 December, 2008

The time has come to reform ourselves

This is the title of an article written by a friend, Mithila Joshi, in the DNA newspaper. Read it here(Page number 2).

I cannot agree more. It is a very different perspective on the Mumbai attacks. There has been a huge vitriol hurled at the government and the intelligence. But, hardly anyone has cared to determine the root cause of the inefficiency of the authorities. This article, in my opinion, is a good start. Would these scum-bag politicians be our leaders, if only we were vigilant and not-so-ignorant about politics? How much do we know about the people leading us? Its time we stop giving petty excuses like "no one is worth voting" and realise that there are actually people who are honest and determined to serve the soceity and they deserve our votes. But, it doesn't start at stop at politics. It is time we started respecting our social obligations.

I really do wish that this article triggers a renaissance because all of us are in a dire need of one!!
Time for a self-reevaluation?