Saturday, November 05, 2005

Various things and none in particular

Well, yeah i have been to and back from kolkatta. This post is not about the trip. That is going to make a nice story with all the regular elements of drama like suffering, disappointment, frustration, elation and exhaustion. The exhausting post about the trip will be written rather typed later. Yeah, it needs considerable amount of patience and energy. "It is a thrilling tale, I wish to do it justice." by Dumbledore is quite applicable here. Finally started reading the sixth book of the hari-puttar series. Thought i had the time but sadly i was mistaken. Yet, once started, guess it will be completed quite quickly.

The Brother of Agastya aka the Sage has been stalking the corridors of our hostel to collect monetary contribution to the Kashmir quake fund. I admire his perseverence and determination. He spent around 5 hours, met around 150 people and collected significant amount. No idea how he can spare so much time for this. It is being discussed by people as to whether it is prudent to contribute to Pakistan and whether the money may not finally end up financing the terrorists of the like who recently bombed delhi etc. My take on this, .......... no idea. I guess I would feel more confortable if i knew where the money is going and how it would be used. Though, the question i ask is, "Is a disaster a prerequisite to do some charity?" There are needy people all around our city, state and country and abroad. Yeah, the people affected by a disaster need help since, their lives have been considerably worsened by the incident. But what about the people whose lives are in the same kind of state without even having to face a calamity? They are much much more in number and are always in need of help. Charity should be a continuous process and not a one off event that succeeds every large scale disaster. Guess, our IIIT's 'muskaan' is a great endeavour. We should expand this activity so that it touches many more lives. Enough of preaching for today :D.

Have so many things to do in the coming days that i am forced to keep a todo list. A todo list which tells me what are all the things that are yet to be done as quickly as possible. Yeah, just added 'write the acm post' to the list. I have had two small figurines on my table since first year. One is a cute Laughing-Buddha and the other a tiny statue of Lord Ganesha. No idea why they have been with me. Never been a religious person. Dont even remember the last time i was taken to a temple. I dont think i ever went to one on my own accord. I just recollected when i last went to a temple. It was in Kyoto. Went to a lot of temples that day.
Time to get back to the non-muggle world. Bye for now, my friendly muggles.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dont forget your wizard friends , fellow wizard ...

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The greatest wizard of ug2k4 ..

AK-84 said...

'P'ranav's 'P'erseverence and 'P'atience really is 'P'raiseworthy.. Kudos to the Sage..

the-think said...

hari puttar! hehehee!

Anonymous said...

Aren't you a wizard of your imagination !!!

mythalez said...

@anon aka self acclaimed greatest wizard: i wont .. never

@khurana: yeah ..^:)^ to the sage

@persephone: :D

@anon (2): thanku and i guess wizardry can be in anythin ...

gAMe said...

Hmm .... do me a favour and post more frequently....I m supposed to rite GRE next year .. and reading blogs like urs will help me .... btw get me Harry Puttar after u finish .... dont reply me sayin there are ppl in queue already u obviously know the Pop functions use it ... c ya

vcp said...

"Is disaster a prerequisite to do some charity"? troublesome question