Saturday, November 02, 2013

Thoughts on LAX Shooting

“Everyone who is not happy must be shot.”

“I learned a long time ago that there is something worse than missing the goal, and that's not pulling the trigger.”

“Stupid deer," I said, embarrassed about being startled. "We need a ladder."

"I think they're easier to shoot with a rifle."

“It’s what happens when you shoot someone,” Wayne pointed out. “At least, usually someone has the good sense to get dead when you go to all the trouble to shoot them.”

“Anytime I hear about another one of us gone berserk, shooting up his ex’s office or drowning her kids to free herself up for her Internet boyfriend, the question I always ask is not, like every other tongue-clucking pundit in the country, how could this have happened? but why doesn't this happen every day?”

We learn nothing.

“This is going to be some hard hairy work pork. There's going to be more shooting more people are going to die, now I didn't start this, but I'm going to see it through.”

“Jamie DeCurry had once proclaimed that Roland could shoot blindfolded, because he had eyes in his fingers.”

“Are you prepared then, to shoot a human being?" he asked, trying not to let Jenny sense his own internal unease. "It's not the same as shooting a duck or gazelle."

Jenny's violet eyes met his straight on. "If that human being was about to harm any one of us, I'd feel worse about shooting the duck. It, at least, would have done nothing to deserve a bullet.”

“George grinned. 'A pity you're perfectly dreadful at shooting.'
Aubrey shrugged. 'I've had all the lessons. I'm adequate.'
'Adequate? I suppose it depends on what you mean. If you mean that you haven't actually shot yourself by accident, then by all means describe yourself as adequate.'
George laced his fingers together and placed them on his chest. ''I'll come, then I might be able to spare you some embarrassment.'
'I'm honoured.”

“I'm a disgruntled ex-civil servant, and I'm armed. If you don't process my license right now I'm going to start making small, yet significant holes in people.”

“...when one considers that there are more than 750,000 police officers in the United States and that these officers have tens of millions of interactions with citizens each year, it is clear that police shootings are extremely rare events and that few officers--less than one-half of 1 percent each year--ever shoot anyone.

“His fear-inflamed mind sent the control-signal to his finger-joint to fold back. The trigger sliced back. The blast seemed to lift the booth clear off the floor, drop it down again. A pin-wheel of vacancy appeared in the glass, flinging off shards and slivers.”

Friday, November 01, 2013

Connaught Place Janpath New Delhi India

It may not be the place where Marilyn Monroe lived but it s the place where Sonia Gandhi lives.And Narendra Modihopes to live after the 2014 elections. Obama may not be living here but Manmohan Singh lives here.And here is where Mahatma Gandhi,Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi lived. In the modern times it may be a place not frequented by Brad Pitt,Angelina Jolie,Tom Cruise,Leonardo and Scarlet Johansson,but the Bollywood celebrities like Shahrukh,Salman,Amir,Deepika Padukone,Katrina Kaif,Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor have their eyes on. This is the place which has ultimately attracted the ultimate cricket star Sachin Tendulkar for his second career in politics. This is the place called Janpath and Connaught Place in the central part of New Delhi.These are the centres of power and business respectively. And here is where such incidents are never likely to occur,but it occurred nevertheless.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Letter to Hemingway from Delhi

In Delhi it is corruption for politicians and inflation for people. Winter has just started,Ramlila is just celebrated alongwith dusserah and Vijaya dasami. People happily burnt the villain of Ravana by adopting Rama to themselves. Whether they are aware or reminded that both Ravana and Rama are the two parts of they themselves and not separate people on the oustside oher than themselves. The qualities of Rama are required as always and more than ever now,for the leaders, and being a democracy in all the people. Indians as all other humans,have higher and lower qualities in them and they need a leader as an example to make their higher qualities of honesty,sacrifice and honour dominant and the lower qualities of selfishness,dishonesty and corruption dormant. But India presently has leaders with the opposite example,they are examples of dishonesty,selfishness and corruption and they rule the people by manipulation. They adopt no principles in life other than their paranoidal obsession and need to stick to power. They adopt the single policy of loot and scoot and if no loot,then paralyze the country. The people naturally see their leaders in action and copy them instinctively. All of them individually have not the vision to see where their current qualities of lower human values are taking them. All of them want to be corrupt,proud and greedy by themselves,but want others to be honest and sacrifice. And each one of them lament and never lose an opportunity to shout hoarse from the rooftops too,whenever they get the chance to shout from the modern day rooftops called tv,print and social media. Whether they know it or not,they are going down the way such a double-standard is liable to take them,down in prosperity,honour and quality of life. This is gravity. It does not work any other way.

Psychology is the science of sciences-Vivekananda