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Rebirth of a Rebel

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The rebel and his army

He looked down onto the wet earth,
The  ashes  still  warm on  the  pyre,
A  glance  with neglect   and  dearth
At his rebel ideas  razing in the  fire.

As   numbness   bloated  the   hollow  fog
And vapours condensed on glasses moist,
He’s  proud   for  that   mighty   prologue
And  of the fearless  opinions  he  voiced.

– Each one of us has two lives – one where we live and the other where our ideas live. Most of us are not passionate enough to contribute significantly to the second part. The Rebel lives on, dormant in each one of us, without ever realizing its power to put forth new ideas and inspiration for the next generation.

– This poem is a toast to all those Bloggers and Activists who are voicing their opinions and trying to educate the masses.

He looked down onto the wet earth,

The  ashes  still  warm  on  the  pyre,

A  glance  with neglect   and  dearth

At his rebel ideas  razing in the  fire.

As   numbness  bloated  the   hollow  fog

And vapours condensed on glasses moist,

He’s   proud   for  that   mighty   prologue

And  of the fearless  opinions  he  voiced.

Written by Abhishek

August 16, 2010 at 7:16 PM

The Prestige

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The Prestige

As I look into the mirror,
and face myself,
I can feel the
stiffness
creep
in.
As I wear the clothes,
and don the image
I can feel the
tautness
grip
me,
For I have waited for this day,
to be heard, and
applauded by
you
all,
I have pulled myself up for sure,
and as I walk across
the stage, I can
feel a million
eyes on
me,
‘Coz there are those silky traps
That prestige lure,
but this day, I will
prove myself
for sure.

– Inspired by Christopher Nolan’s “The Prestige”.

Written by Abhishek

August 6, 2010 at 7:06 PM

A Moment For Them

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Sweating, he toils in the sand,
Digging as hard as he can,
Have we looked at his worn-out hand?
Or, his jaded feet, did we scan?

The sun is up and rough,
But, without a word, he digs on,
What has made him so tough?
Or, what inner strength does he don?

Not much of age, maybe ten,
Sure, he is not digging for gold.
What is he looking for then?
Or, … has he just been sold!

As his master gives him a stare,
He digs on, fearful of a bash,
Is it out of his master’s scare?
Or, because of the day-end cash?

Slowly, the light gets dim,
And as the evening settles down,
He returns to his hut grim,
But happy that he fetched his crown.

As he places the earned pay
in his mother’s hand, he smiled,
For him, a nonchalant end to another day!
For us: “Who cares if he’s still a child!

Written by Abhishek

July 18, 2010 at 11:32 AM

As if nothing happened…

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Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about.

Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about.

Its not the sun,
Its not the heat,
Its the ambition
Which is burning in it…

Its not the soft scene
Its not the shining sheen
Its the purity in it
Which makes it look just as green…

Photo Courtesy : Debaleena

Written by Abhishek

June 2, 2010 at 9:48 PM

Posted in Pictoral, Social

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Apple – The Journey from iPod to iMat

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While the world is going from minis to micros to nanos, Apple is doing just the opposite. The (recently) launched iPad is an indication. A bestselling innovation called the iPod has given way to something called an iPad. Now netizens are wondering what would be next. And when it comes to netizens, you cannot help but find creative souls lurking all around. Have a look at the following pic-story of how Apple will go from iPod to iMat – the move from micro to mini to the all-encompassing.

The journey of Apple

Now enough of Apple, let us come to Swans. I am currently going through a book by N.N. Taleb, namely ‘Black Swan’. A book on the human psychology of generalization of facts and figures and how that can create unwanted results. It speaks about the nature of Man to simplify the past and use those to predict the future – a problem so well embedded in the human mind that it is bound to bring troubles if not handled properly. Taleb wants us only to make note of the facts, and not try to infer anything from that – a task so herculean that we would be extremely tired even if we do it for just one afternoon.  I will be back with more on the book in my next post, when I complete the book. Till then, have a good time.

Written by Abhishek

April 4, 2010 at 7:13 PM

A little time for them

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We are all busy with our daily lives, so much so that not only do we forget that there’s something called a social life, but also, sometimes forget that even our own soul needs attention. In my short life span, I have always felt an urge to give back something to the society as and when possible.

Muskaan

I have recently joined an NGO called Muskaan, which has been conceptualized to bring smile to the underprivileged individuals, NGOs, Institutes and Citizens willing to make a Lasting Impact on the Society. It “aims to facilitate Campaigns of NGOs, Develop a pool of Contributors and Generate sustainable financial opportunities, and focus on Contribution instead of Donation and aim to develop every Beneficiary into a proud Earner. “

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March 22, 2010 at 11:43 PM

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Sustainability

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I got a lot of feedback after I wrote the last post(here), stating how true it is that those that preach should start practicing too. For those new, it was an open letter to Sirji telling him that though his IDEA ads were good enough to inspire thoughts of sustainability in the masses, he should also pay attention to stuffs like book/movie launches or CD launches where a tremendous amount of paper work is used.

Anyways, however, a wierd thought popped into my mind yesterday. What actually does Sustainability mean, when it comes to Trees and Plants? Is it the use of natural products which can be recycled easily (which in turn leads to excess cutting of trees) or lesser use of products made from trees and plants and moving to other forms which can be easily disposed off without threatening Nature.

Here’s two pictures. Vote for the one you like:

EXHIBIT 1 ( Read the fine print! )

EXHIBIT 2 : Clay Cups

Written by Abhishek

March 19, 2010 at 6:48 PM

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