Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Life is beautiful

This Friday, I was invited to a dinner. I wasn't expecting much but at the end of the thing.. it was one of the best experiences of my life. Well  if u think that the food was fabulous, then you are wrong. Lets begin at the beginning ...

There is some person that i know, who lives in a village near the place i work now. He invited me over to a dinner party that he had thrown for some reason. All that i knew before leaving was that i will be along the bank of river Indus. We left and it was about an hour long journey ... not because the place was far away .. but because the road was ... well there was no road at all :/  ... and my stupid ( yet beautiful ) car has such a low clearance that i would have been hit like a hundred times ( or so seemed to me) .

We reached the designated place just after sunset. The whole scene was captivating. The river at it full flow due to the current rains, the fog visible around the area .. and the setting sun ... it was all so magical. We walked around for a while .. and then it got dark and the moon came out. It was like a trip to some fairly land. Small lights shining at the far bank.. half lit moon ... the misty air .. the humming river. and just when i was thinking what can be more perfect than this .. our host invited us to sit down and then started the session of regional music ... i don't have words ( literally ) to explain what it was like .. but i can say only one thing .. I hadn't seen anything like that till now ... the good thing about the music was that it was traditional pushto music ( sitar and dholkay ) and the people singing/ performing were just the common people and not professional ... the music went on for a while .. and soon it was time to eat. It was mutton and rice .. but again .. cooked on wood in the open year ... wood rocks ! mutton rocks !

The after dinner session was again a long musical one .. better than then one before. It continued till like 11 pm ... and finally it was time to leave. The road that we took on return was a longer  .. but clearer road .. so my stupid car was also okay with it .

Now .. time to draw conclusions ... firstly .. the more modern/sophisticate/busy that we get... the more we get away from nature .. and the more we become lame . Nature cheers one up as nothing else can .

The second thing .. know thy heritage. You will enjoy it .. but the more important thing is that u are nothing without it. Be modern .. but take your heritage with u . 

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

A person in need of help

There is a person that I have known for the last 20 years now ... all of a sudden i have started hating him. The problem with that person. He gives everyone so much space that ppl can literally walk all over him. A pushover would be the right word for him. If he is reading this i would want him to realize that there is fine line between being nice and being a carpet. Be nice .. thats a good thing .. but dont be a carpet. You never wanted to be a carpet did u?

Now, how am i trying to help this said person? Firstly, I plan on telling it onto his face what a loser he is.. may be it will awake him from his sleep and make him realize whats wrong with him. If i dont correct him now, he will end up ruining his whole life. Help me with any suggestions anyone.


"Its all about the money, isnt it?" I asked in a low disappointed tone.
"Well, money is what u need to buy even a matchbox. What are u without money in this materialistic world. "
"But what if i dont want to earn money to buy a mansion. What if all that i want to do is to earn a simple life." I inquired.
" There is no such thing as a simple life. We all run for money. Money makes the world go round. When u say such things, The society will treat you as a looser. Earn money, and taht too lots of it".
I could talk to myself no longer. The materialistic me is insane. I hope to beat the hell outta him someday.