… and therefore we blogged. Episode 10
What’s up, September? We have some interesting thoughts to share with you all so find a beat and tune in!
Here are a few things I found interesting this week.
Did you know we could see our home through a live feed from International space station? Here it is. It’s pretty amazing isn’t it?
Another thing I was wondering about was “What if humans disappeared?” What would happen to earth if all of us simply disappeared? What dependence does earth have on humans? Would the earth suffer without us? Or would it simply get better? Well let’s find out.
And I recently learnt from an interview of one of the greatest living minds of our time, Stephen Hawking that one of the greatest dilemmas of our time is with genetic engineering. It’s going to be possible to dramatically increase the intelligence and life span of a few individuals so that their offsprings are even more smart, intelligent and potentially become a master race. Evolution pays no regards to social justice, as we can observe from our history. We replaced Neanderthals even though it wasn’t their fault really.
“Solitude” Wallpapers by Renie
Maybe people in the past didn’t feel the desperate need to travel, as much as people nowadays feel. It probably is because, they weren’t un-naturally connected digitally all the time. When we adapt a new way of life, we tend to lose an aspect of us which we may not consciously realize. Recently I agreed to go on a trek in Himachal Pradesh, during the monsoons, and never before have I felt as vulnerable and insignificant as I did at those untamed heights. With the rains making sure of a slippery footing, the earth emotional, the stones unstable and the water rage; one quickly comes to realize how precious it is to have a life to experience and cherish, for with one quick slip of the footing… and it’s all over.
Just as I reached a cocktail moment of, “why am I here, why am I putting myself through this trek, why did I choose to actually go for this on a rainy day”, and “what if I fall, what I just die, what will parents feel if I don’t return”‘; I began to reconnect with the universe. I began to consciously think thoughts of how amazing it is to be able to experience the vulnerability of being a human in the vast scheme of nature, of how we create our own experiences so each experiences has potential to grow from, of how capable I am for going on a 13km long winding broken path around the mountains, and of how amazing it is to have been there present in the moment to appreciate the beauty of nature!
The moments of internal agony, found its way to peace. What a beauty!
If only, we allow ourselves to remain connected with our natural potential to overcome internal mind-blocks and experience the beauty of life each day; perhaps we would all feel more peaceful. Imagine, how dis-illusioned we have become by constantly being glued to one place, with our networks of comfort available in one touch. What if we consciously chose to take time out, each and every day, to re-connect with who we naturally are? to breathe in a fresh perspective towards life, to allow ourselves to experience different paths and landscapes, to becomes aware towards the magic of the universe. Contrary to popular believe, I believe that travel is not a means of escaping reality but rather, a means to re-connect with our own reality. And, travelling does not is not restricted to physically moving to a new destination and spending loads of money; but an inclusion of the many internal journeys that we can travel, and which always lead us to fresh new perspectives of ourselves. Either way, life is a journey which takes us on one magical- ride!
Saurabh recommends watching Peaky Blinders
6 dialogues from Peaky Blinders(TV series) which aren’t just dialogues.
This TV series is based on a local gang who used to operate in Birmingham by the name Peaky blinders. It is a crime drama revolving around a gangster family which came into existence just after the First World War. The name though sounds a little funny but its meaning is as deadly as this gang’s reputation. The members of this gang used to wear hats with peaks. And the peaks of those caps were sewn with blades which they used as a weapon during the fights to temporarily blind the opponents by hitting them near their eyes.
Watch the first episode and you will get hooked to watch the entire season to binge watch. Although, there is awesome work done with direction and script writing for this series but few of the dialogues have caught my attention and left an impression on my mind. Listing out for you..
- You don’t parley when you are on the back foot.
- I don’t need a knife to stop me telling secrets given in confidence. It is a matter of honor.
- He’ll wake up. Granted he won’t have any teeth left but he will be a wiser man for it.
- An agreement is not the same thing as an assurance.
- For them, family is a weakness and they go after them. For me, family is my strength.
- Did you know that madness sets you free? Otherwise we are just peasants obeying the law.
Nihal looks back…
Looking back, I can admit, almost abashedly, that those poor teachers really did try their damnedest to get me (and the rest of the class) to study hard and do well… although at the time, all I wanted was for them to leave me be. I’m sure a lot of us really hated and cussed at our teachers at some point of time during our study years. I can only guess at the courage and dedication to the cause that is required to be a teacher. To all the teachers around the world, Thank you! This song is for you
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