Saturday, August 29, 2009


I've been thinking about how random events change our life.
How we meet people at random, fall in love at random, take decisions at random and what we least understand when we do things at random is that this randomness is going to change our life FOREVER and again
if its for good - the best
if its for bad - the worse

Someone I know quoted one evening in awe - " I wonder how men leave affectionate wives for beautiful ones"
That coming from a fairer sex and me being a woman I could not help but jibe with that
It's not untill rececently I saw the following ad

(I contradict myself in the coming lines, which I phrase as "growing up" till I get myself enlightened about this world)
Now when you look into this topic, Saif leaves his love for a random Kareena.
Some people (me included) call it destiny but most of us (i'd call us good hearted cuz I include myself in the most) would feel sad for the butterfly girl (for 2 reasons:
1.The effort was totally made by saif
2.It was Saif who left the girl after wooing her
3.The mutual bond shared for such a long time, ruptured, leaving the girl hurt)

There are this other set of people, calling spending all their life with the girl or rather one girl - stupidity.
In that case, Saif should not have come back to this girl, which in turn turned his destiny to meet kareena.
Now, thats a random event.It's so sad to see a mutual love so far broken.(Now, this is what I call ..nothing hurts like randomness(refer to my previous post))
For some might think:Is it called randomness? Or is it d'uh-screw-that-gal--beauty-is-brains?

And One reason I love Nassim Nicholas Taleb is for that we take forgranted of such events NOT happening. But again what is the meaning of a soulmate?
There are set of us who bend ourselves to the conventions and lead a happy Indian life.
There are another of us, non confirmists who question the traditions and wait for their soulmate and live happily ever after if they find them and find mutual happiness.
There are set of these extremist non confirmists who question the concept of soulmates all through their life in the process hurt people(and for sad...hurt souls who love them beyond love). They question mutual happiness after a while. Saif in this ad belongs to this category.

A lot of us do not know what we want to do in life.
1.Some do cause they want to do.
2.Some do cause they have to do.
3.Some do for the sake of doing.
4.Some do NOT do cause they do not know what to do.
Except the first and last the rest all do not understand randomness. Even if they do, they play around it(even if we do not want to play around it...and we term it by the four letter word Fate). They ignore outliers.
Except the first, the rest all become rebellious after some time.
( Am talking from a pure human approach, not the radical events which are shaking and questioning our social and economic dynamics).

Over and all, a sulky, loathsome ad which makes me puke. Sorry Mr.Sunil Bharti Mittal. (No, I do not blame the ad agency even if they are at a huge fault here)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

" I tell you out of experience"

The probability of something good happening is 0.5 and same with bad..
Probability is highly associated with the term uncertainty which at the end of the day is a gamble. As far as its left to aggressive and stubborn souls its fine but sometimes its happy to remain uncertain even if the payoff is same as being certain.
What lures rather itches the human mind is the positive consequence of moving from uncertainity to certaininty.
Management schools walls reverbrate with the phrase "my dear students, change is constant"
The external environment keeps changing. demanding the rules of the game to be changed.
One lesson that they do not teach you at schools is that people change.
Core might be the same..good or bad....but still
people change, people move on, people are manipulative, people are not to be forgranted to remain the same,people say things they do not mean.
Tommorow is not what today is the end of the day, its us people who change the rules affecting the environment by and large and one industry which has adopted this concept beautifuly is the film industry.
In a movie there is a MBA there is no protagonist...and even if they call some one a protagonist, he is one who is struggling to come to a decision from a situation, which in turn is created by the real protagonist. If the sub prime crises has to be made into a movie, it surely will be rotated around the person whose selfish idea bought the whole world crashing down.
As Galileo Galilei quoted - nothing can be taught to the human mind, everything has to be learnt and according to me it surely has to be the hard way.
A decision good or bad taken, has to walked every step sweet or otherwise and learnt.
Maybe that is why every one cherishes school and college life till death.
Once education is imparted, and once you step out of college gates everything in life has to be learnt.
Be it meeting people, going to places,getting into relationships(love and hate), earning money, nothing is taught.
May be that is why we say "i tell you out of experience" rather than "i tell you out of education".
Setting one's own rules, puts themselves to gamble, either in the short term or long term.
In real life, people are picked to be used, are used up and thrown.
It's upto us if we are picked in a positive sense or
It's upto us how long we choose to carry on the burden of gamble like a burning cauldron on our hearts
never ever totally believe in a random event, cause nothing hurts like randomness...(when the event backfires)

Monday, August 24, 2009


Totally sick of the apply, apply and no reply phase of life