Monday, October 4, 2010

Migrate, Adapt or Die


Migrate, Adapt or Die

I happened to see an article in Newspaper the other day on Migration. It refers certain birds which travel more than 70000 Kms to adjust the climatic changes .Species face with climate change have got only three choices viz., Adapt, Migrate or Die. If the climate change is so fast, then the species cannot adjust to the new situation and may extinct. This is right for human being also. Just by sticking on the same location for years, migration may help one to perceive and visualize various situations in life. This is right for human being also. If you are not able to adapt, you may not survive or become unsuitable to the place or position .The title may seem a great philosophy, but a simple truth. If you don’t migrate or adapt, it will eventually show the way to death which doesn’t mean a physical extinction, but emotional. As Charles Darwin observed, all living things on the planet are compelled everyday to make one of three choices. This is not limited to animals or to plants, but even to business as well. No matter how you feel about Darwin or his theories, you have to agree with this. The world and life are constantly changing around us .Doing nothing means you are not adapting to any changes happening every day. You have to adapt to the changed environment or working place. The society, culture, language, food etc may be different in new place. I’ve seen my friends of southern part of the continent, in Delhi traveling long distance even sometimes in Metro, to have south Indian food especially Dosa and Rasam.Migration though temporarily inevitably result in loss of a sense of home and belonging, but fine-tune to the changed circumstances and realize you are who you associate with.(2/10/2010)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Soofi-Kathak dance by Malini Chathurvedi


The Soofi-Kathak dance by Malini Chathurvedi














My knowledge of dance and music is next to nothing. That‘s why I said a firm no to my friend who invited me for a Soofi-Kathak presentation by Ms. Malini Chathurvedi.There was nothing to do in the evening and when he commended that there is nothing harm in seeing a dance and that too by a solitary performer, I agreed half heartedly.
The Kamini auditorium is closed from inside. Art lovers started coming. We too joined the flow. Sizable numbers are foreigners. We set a time frame of just 15 minutes viewing the performance. With my camera, we went inside and occupied a seat somewhere in front row expecting one or two photos .That went dry when the announcement came. Phograph is allowed, but not with flash light. I put my camera inside the bag.
The ambience is good. Even the light and stage arrangements create nostalgia. Unfortunately, the description at the beginning was in Hindi which I could not follow. This could have been in English especially when sizable numbers of foreigners are present. I looked at my friend, who in turn looked down. Since the time frame is already determined, we decided to watch the program.
The program started.Ms Malini appeared on the stage …………..The hybrid variety of music, dance, and costume all created a amazing feeling…… .She danced with her faces towards Heaven; whichever direction she turns ..............In fact she was not dancing with foot but dancing with her heart……
I just don’t know how the two hours gone…..The only thing not matching with her program was the song which carries a “roudra bhava”.The background instrument was wonderful both to watch and hear……At last, I satisfied with a photo of the display placed outside the auditorium.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

How to get into Guinness book of World Records or Limca Book of records?

People are trying different novel methods to make an entry into Guinness Book of record s or Limca Book of records. Few are working physically tough to achieve this covetable recognition, yet others think out of box ideas. Some doing tricky spheres, some by virtue of their natural talent succeed. If you have no specific talent still there is a way!!!
Avail a MTNL -Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited –internet connection- broadband -at New Delhi. Wait till it becomes faulty.
Call customer care (Number 1504) and lodge a complaint that the internet connection is faulty.
They will be very prompt in giving you a token number rather than attending the work.
Wait for a couple of days (I’m sure the net connection will not be set right)
Again give complaint to customer care center and repeat procedure shown above.
Mean while give complaint in writing to higher officers in Kidwai Bhavan also. Let the complaint be there enjoying the breeze of wind and seeing the panoramic view of the city.
You can try giving complaint through FAX also. But don’t forget to tender complaint at customer care center which is the entry point for entering into Book Of Records.
Meanwhile my index finger has shortened by half an inch the other day. My family doctor told me that it happened due to pressing of telephone buttons for lodging complaints to higher officers of MTNL and this disease is wide spread wherever there is service of MTNL.There is a collusion between Orthopedics’ doctors and MTNL,I ‘ve every reason to believe.
I’ve half a dozen of complaint token numbers with me and my internet is totally down for the last 3 weeks. If this is the plight of city dwellers, better not to speak about the rural folks.
Moral
There is little difference between public and private Internet Service Providers (ISP) .One sleep during the day time and the other remain wide awake at night.