Here is yet another post that I wanted to link to for sometime but alas time! Time was lost in the clutter of emails, and noise of software releases; in the things to do and in the things to be prevented from happening. Hmmm.
Ritesh has made an interesting observation as a (North) Indian who is spending considerable amount of time in US. However, given the diversity of India, it will not be correct to draw some conclusion based only on one part of India and then extend it to the whole of country.
First, apart from “I am better than you” and “you are worse than me”, there is one more state which I believe is far superior to the preceding two; “I am ok, you are ok”.
While North India (NCR to be more specific) depicts more of “You are worse than me”, South India depicts more of “I am ok, you are ok”. Of course, you find all sorts of people everywhere. But their proportion tends be different.
This is one thing that has made it almost impossible for me to go back to NCR (National Capital Region i.e. Delhi and surrounding areas). I prefer the narrow roads of Bangalore/Pune where traffic moves at a snail’s pace over the expressways of Delhi.
I have been meaning to link to this post from Piyush for a couple of days. Now that the blanket of busy-ness is removed (the blanket that had covered my days and nights), I have got some time to do things that I like.
Piyush makes an important observation in this post. Though he didn’t use this many words. And may be he didn’t want to say precisely this. But overall basic idea is here.
“The observation is as much a statement about the observer as it is about the observed.”
If I see person X and I make the observation that X is bad, the observation is a statement not only about X but also about myself. A person Y looking at X might make an altogether different observation.
Everything in this world of relative reality is relative to the observer. However, the observer thinks what he/she observes is the absolute. Everything that goes on in my mind is relative to me, however, I have a habit of believing that to be the absolute.
All beliefs are relative to the believer. Different believers will naturally believe different beliefs. Simply because beliefs are relative and not absolute.
What is the need to fight over beliefs then?
[This post is written with commercial interest.]
I am selling my flat in Bangalore. Here is the ad for the same. If you are interested or if you can help me find a buyer, please do let me know. If you can post it on the bulletin board of your company, that would be great. You can mail me at email@example.com and I’ll give you a soft copy of this ad as a word document (with all the formatting and bolding and italicising of words .
This flat is located at Ali Askar Road whose distance from other central areas is:
Cunningham Road – 0.25 km
Infantry Road – 0.25 km
Vidhan Sudha – 1 km
M G Road – 2 kms
A house at Ali Askar Road provides proximity to the best of shopping malls, schools, hospitals, sports complexes, clubs (well, pubs too) and other centers of entertainment. On the other hand, Ali Askar Road itself is relatively calm and quite green. During the rainy season when mild mist covers the trees on Ali Askar Road, it feels like a hill station. In all aspects, Ali Askar Road provides best of both the worlds.
Apart from all these goodies, one will also experience:
No mosquitoes. In past 2.5 years, there wouldn’t be more than 10 instances when I found a mosquito in my house.
No traffic jams. Being the central area where most of the VIPs and VVIPs travel, roads are wide, clean and clear of traffic jams.
Good supply of electricity. Again, being the area where a lot of VIPs stay, the power cuts are very few and last for very short duration
Good supply of water. Plenty of Cauvery water.
The flat itself has an excellent design. Its design makes provision for:
3 Rooms with 3 bathrooms.
1 Storeroom which is a necessity for a family but a rarity in apartments.
The standard stuff like living, dining and kitchen.
The total area of the flat is 1500 sqft and has one open car park. The price for this flat is 75 lacs (non-negotiable).
Interested buyers can get in touch with Manas @ 99002-17935 / 41106292 / firstname.lastname@example.org