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.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013


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Vintage Seiko Galaxy Ridged Gold Metal Band Watch

Monday, October 07, 2013

Structured Spending Part-1

Structured Spending People generally make resolutions and targets for achieving a certain level of earning and obsess over it until they achieve it. During the process of achieving earning they do acquire a set of skills which orient them towards earning and accumulating. By the time they reach their goals,it is commonly known that they have mostly lost their orientation to find a use for their accumulated wealth and regular earnings. It turns out that their striving towards the goals itself became their entire life. It becomes too late for them or in most cases it never occurs to them that spending the money needs as much thought,resolves and skills as for earning it. It turns out that almost anyone figures out the way to making money if he is at it long enough but almost everyone loses out on acquiring skills to spend the money fulfillingly. In their race to earn they lose the scope and view for spending it meaningfully,for they never had the time and social triggers to figure out what makes meaning to their life other than making money. Most of the higher middle class in India unflinchingly 'invest' all the money in the 'education' of their children,in institutions run by political barons who rob all the savings of the parents exploiting their sentimental dedication and emotional attachment,which is blind in its expectations for their 'investments' for their children.which is a holy cow in India. These educational institutions charge the King's ransom and deliver nothing at all in return in developing skills of their students. They are just left to find ways to dispose their time themselves in the company of their equally unguided friends and end up with skills on drinking,drugging,debauchering and acquire attitudes of machoism and dare-devilry combined with psychotic and neurotic maladjustments to society and its benchmarking ways essential for the survival of the social system. Their investments in eighty percent of the cases for the last two decades led them to be dumped in unskilled and underpaid jobs for which they wer found suitable and prepared by their high-ransom institutions. But it happens to be too late for them to figure out and do anything about it. It appears that it is essential to figure out ways of spending time and money to create systems that will ensure the proper utilisation and returns for the investments of their savings,rather than throwing it to the wind and closing the mind about the results.Not looks like an intelligent people's way of figuring out life. Perhaps one of the ways to spend their time,money and efforts is to network with other middle class parents to form co-operatives that will create institutions of learning that will impart high quality of education,motivation and training to their children and deliver value for their money that they saved. Only making money and saving is my life and everything else is responsibility of everybody else except me,that idea could not have obviously worked and it has evidently proved itself by not working. But exactly this attitude is the one being sought after by the opportunistic robber-barons who incidentally become the 'leaders' of the Nation and occupy the Government and wield power to build their own gargantuan empires out of the ransoms from the unthinking parents.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Diary of 2-10-13

Beauty is its own power. An authority and superior designation by itself. Superior to all others,the hierarchy is based on beauty,primally. The highest official designation is below the lowest beauty designation. Most beautiful to the least beautiful.The Natural pecking order,the food cycle of the human jungle. The world automatically aligns itself,unhesitatingly and inevitably to the attraction hierarchy,set by Nature in the genes,in the core of life. There are no other hierarchies except that of attraction powerful enough to command implicit surrender and willing self-subjugation. Othe rhierarchies are set in lesser vanities,just insignificant as dust in front of the destiny of attraction hierarchy. All are always aware of it,in the core of their being. The attractive always demand the ultimate surrender and obedience. If anyone was not aware in time of this destiny,he has already lost out on life. The have simply missed the pleasures of animals that are available in surrender. Beauty is the ultimate power and force. Surrender to it ,flatter it,obey it and be with it all the time at its service. o much so,and until the apparent surrender of the attractive in return is achieved. Ascend with abandon,right and subconscious mutual ownership. It is the fruit of surrender,servitude,servility to the primordial power of beauty and attraction,that pervades and permeates the very core of beings and rules them. It is Beauty that rules,rocks,moves and shakes.

Diary of 18-1-99

18-1-99 Today,like the past few days I woke up at 6 AM and felt frustrated having nothing to do about revocation. I concluded that the Government is dead and petrified in my case, though it is alive and kickung for the people inside. I thought about Saran,Babu and saranathan and ways of making them act favourably. After thinking about alternatives,I hit upon the greatness of Babu. He is like Himalayas. He has built up peaceful system power and is invincible. He is a man of POWER. He might have lived life in such a way to cultivate and build up to this level. And it is my destiny that I have no sympathy from him so far. At least now,he has some of it. Having come to this point,there is nothing for me to do,except to send provocatively beautiful representations, which may stimulate people to take steps. Connemara library contains few Tamil books. Compared to English collection,the Tamil one is very small. Except for ancient classics, the recent works are all about revolutionaries,like Kattabomman IV and Marudhu brothers. Otherwise,about the recent politicians. Moreover,I find that reading being a solitary pursuit,I am isolating myself more and more and becoming lonelier. I have to change the trend. I may not be very skillful socially,afterall. Just when I am finding out people's power, I already see all young boys carrying ten friends around,who will disturb anything for solidarity. I am too late. My recent philosophy is of distancing from thinking and reading,but pursuing 'Just Do It'. One action leads to another action,but one thought leads only to another thought. This Action Philosophy seems to have helped in other personal works like renting,tax payment etc. Again the Action Plan continues. But do not think of revocation to be a fast progressing field. 21-1-99 Very Important.Take the first step and keep taking one step at a time. Don't keep the end in mind,it makes you nervous. In failure retrace from the first steps and take new routes.

Psychology is the science of sciences-Vivekananda