DRESS UP, WRITE YOUR AMPERSANDS

God was there when you felt the eternal hands
God was there when you suffered the mortal pangs
Dress up, be your muse, write your ampersands
Life is short, waiting still, for you in untrodden lands


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DRESS UP, WRITE YOUR AMPERSANDS

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

THE LOVE WAS POSTMODERN

Like it had been,
The melodrama, that it was,
Was not so sweet
As it was made to be,
The love was postmodern,
And was discreet

The lines were blurred,
The tradeoffs made clear
With the hindsight scripted,
It then had some smear
The sophist saw it near,
Wrote the end of drama then
The existentialist was hit finally,
A soul was deeply violated when..

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

KEEP HOLD OF YOUR FANTASIES..

My reflections on life – in quotes

“KEEP HOLD OF YOUR FANTASIES..
LIFE IS NOTORIOUSLY SIMPLE..
..TO DEMYSTIFY THEM.”

KEEP HOLD OF YOUR FANTASIES..

KEEP HOLD OF YOUR FANTASIES..

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

CANDY CRUSH SAGA: CANDIES HAVE REVOLTED AGAIN

Please Don’t Send Me Candy Crush Saga Invitation.. 🙂

After failed first effort, Candies have revolted again.

They have opened front against Candy crushers and there are several prime targets this time including Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO (Facebook has the largest community with some 50-60 odd millions mercenaries incessantly perpetrating all sorts of crimes against the Candies every month) and King, who developed the Candy Crush Saga, a war-theatre disguised in a game where Candies are subjected to all sorts of hardships, only in order to exploit, to crush them and squeeze out their juices to keep the lubrication wet.

Learning from the past, for expert consultation, the Candy Seniors have hired Mr. Willy Wonka and Mr. Charlie Bucket this time to mobilize the support from other stakeholders, the Genuine Candy lovers and the victims of Candy crushers, on Facebook, on Apple, who feel victimized with onslaught of invitations to be part of the killing machinery.

For Candy Seniors, with millions of Candies being crushed day after day, the crisis has reached to the catastrophic levels.

Earlier, Candies had ignored the suggestion of taking expert help. So, even if there was a real need to inform the likes of Mr. Willy Wonka of the sitation, nothing much moved then, the last year. They had not assessed the grounds then and took on the mercenaries on their own but their inexperience led to a humiliating end to their first attempt at open revolt.

But, now as Mr. Willy Wonka has agreed and increasing number of Candy lovers and even the normal, neutral people are blocking the invitations sent by the Candy crushers, it is expected to be different this time, looking for the revival in fortunes like it happened in Charlie Bucket’s life.

It is to be especially mentioned here that exploitation of Candies began immediately after they were manipulated to populate Candy Crush Saga in 2012.

Please Don’t Send Me Candy Crush Saga Invitation.. 🙂 

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

KEEP THE SANCTITY UP OF THE ‘RESEARCH’ PLEASE

We see regular news reports quoting some (or some sort of) research study. The subject of these research studies vary from terrorism to lifestyle, from life threatening diseases to spiritual preferences, from views on life to discourses on death. And are a good source to populate the spaces in newspapers, magazines and web portals. Yes, not all of them are fillers. But yes, almost of them are fillers.

Dig a little about further details, like for the research parameters – the area covered under the study, the sample size, other related studies, the proportion of primary and secondary research work, the data collection tools used, and the final analysis and we come across lazily done works with no regard for even the basic research techniques.

And most of these studies, with no defined sampling techniques and a very limited exposure to the test subjects and the subject itself, cannot be generalized at all. Yet, they make for the news reports, across the continents. So, a localized research study done over 30 people in the US makes for generalized news reports on some lifestyle effect on body in India or Pakistan or a similarly done study in Britain makes headway into Nigeria or Turkey.

The sources of information behind such news reports make for interesting observations the way they are dug into and collected. A research study done over a month with very limited geographical outreach and focus suddenly comes out with ‘eureka sort’ of findings that are localized and interpreted to unravel some nagging problem in a far away corner of the world.

The methodologies of such studies are either not designed or are designed locally. Most of the time the final outcome is based on some flimsily done analysis. The researchers, they don’t care to understand the historical and the prevailing context to get into the basic parameters of a study. Most of the time they ‘study’ through the documents, sitting in a comfortable armchair, employing their skills on their secondary source of information, which are seldom verified for the context or use-worthiness for the subject.

Such research studies are interesting stuff the way they are carried out, compromising on the very ethics of a research work that makes it an enduring legacy of an academic work to be used for a generalized purpose.

And such research studies are carried out in every stream, on every possible subject, in the manner of roundtable negotiations, with no concern for rechecking and reconfirming the facts and going out in the field to cross-verify the information contained in the secondary sources.

Most of such studies are done in historical and contextual isolations and the researchers never bother to know and understand the context of the subject matter at hand. They flimsily analyse and process the information based on their own cultural contexts and ethos looking at the facts from the spectacle of their own societies.

And for many media carriers, most of them do not care before printing such stuff, such observations which are contextually misplaced.

These works are mostly products of half-baked intellects where the creators are not aware of the context of the subject or they don’t do the proper pre-research study work, the contextual interpretation of ‘how, what and why’ of the subject under study or the work under development.

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

THAT’S THE BRIEF HISTORY OF LIFE..

Tempting than mystery

Puzzling like love

Silky and Salty

Thrusting and drifting

Inviting like the Sun

Confusing like the Moon

That’s the brief history of Life..

ABSTRACTUM REALE - IN YOUR EYES

THAT’S THE BRIEF HISTORY OF LIFE..

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

THE MAN AND THE DOG – AND THE MOTIVATION

The man and the dog were running parallel.

The man was motivated to reach his destination early.

The dog was motivated to reach there before the man.

Suddenly, something happened, and the man took a U-turn.

But the dog did not, pushed by a disciplined motivation and a carefree like.

The man, deeply pushed by the priorities of life, had to act wayward with his discipline whenever he smelled an opportunity.

The parallel between the dog and the man was about acting on motivation.

The dog smelled the motivation and acted on the opportunity thus, with discipline.

The man smelled the opportunity and twisted his motivation accordingly, with the ‘improvised’ discipline.

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

SITTING SILENT, HE WOULD TRY TO LOOK INSIDE HIM TO UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF HIS SILENCE

He used to sit there, at those steps. It was his daily routine, for years. He didn’t remember when it was the last time he violated his routine.

He had not taken any vow. He was never deeply religious.

Often, he did not look at God as he was looking at God.

Yes, he questioned God, but turned back to Him, as well.

Yes, he used to come there, to sit there. Coming there had become like a part of his daily life. He was so deeply into it that he consciously avoided going anywhere that could have taken him away from this routine.

He would come there. Sitting silent, he would try to look inside him to understand the meaning of his silence. And the silence would respond. It happened regularly.

There was an increasing understanding with silence. And the flow helped him.

Sitting with his ‘self’, he would talk to his silence.

Sitting with his silence, he would travel with music of the flow.

It was a detached attachment. He had no thought when he started this one fine day, with a random decision.

The flow had many – sitting by its ghat-steps, waiting for its caring embrace and soul soothing music, and it cared for everyone.

The flow did not expect anything in return and whatever he wished while being there, at the steps, was nothing more than detached expectations.

He needed and he tried to feel something more powerful, than a human-God relation.

And having detached attachment with detached expectations showed him the way further.

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

WHEN STEVEN SPIELBERG SOUGHT TO MEET ORSON WELLES

Steven Spielberg requested Orson Welles for an appointment.

Steven claimed to have solved the Rosebud riddle and wanted to share his finding (read discovery) personally with Welles.

Though unimpressed given the poor quality of understanding and research on Rosebud, Welles agreed to meet Steven given the latter’s commanding stature in world cinema and his proven mastery over the art of visual language, something that Welles was a sort of school of.

But….there was a catch.

Welles put a condition that Steven had to take the Stairway of Led Zeppelin only to reach Heaven.

Though never met or communicated, Steven had started getting some firsthand sense on what sort of a person Welles would have been during his trip to Earth that gave the world probably the best critically acclaimed movie ever made.

Though it was going to delay Steven’s trip to Heaven and so his much awaited brainteaser meeting with Welles, he took it positively.

Steven had always been a fighter, ever since he produced his first work with a handheld camera in his early teens.

His spirit to reveal the answer to one of the least understood n most frustrating riddles, weaved from the thread of the visual language of cinema, to its inventor only got more refined with the pre-condition, another riddle his way he needed to find the answer of that would lead to the path taking him to Welles.

And Steven was there, right on the job, working on to find if the Led Zeppelin folks had really bought the Stairway to Heaven (through her).

The quest is on….as Extant it was….

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©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

DAYS DO CHANGE – NARENDRA MODI SHOWS US

Days do change – Narendra Modi is its most relevant example today.

The US played silly politics over granting him the US visa for over a decade, but now is eager to see him in Washington. Multiple invitations have already been extended including from Mr. Barack Obama.

And Modi’s routine and somewhat cold response is apt.

Branded communal by many Hindus and almost Muslims, Muslim umbrella organizations are sounding pragmatic about Modi now.

Days do change – and for good.

Be patient – be on the job – and remain on the job.

And always keep in mind while opinionating about others that ‘days do change’.

Always keep in mind before betraying someone that ‘tables do turn’.

Always keep in mind while manipulating and stereotyping someone that ‘time passes quickly’.

Days do change – and sometimes, very fast – the Narendra Modi surge reaffirms this.

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/