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Water flows ...

Sunday, May 07, 2006

The light breeze was flowing past my ears. Tingling me to ramble into the nice reverie about nothing I can point my finger at. I like the air to flow past my ears. I zeroes in on the direction of breeze, feeling the air flow past both my ears with same sound. Some was flowing through the bridge of my nose, trying to invigorate my thinking process.

Why do people make so much fuss about monogamy? I mean whats the big thing in conceptually folowing the same woman the entire life. Rather, why have a woman all the life? Is marriage an integral part of every man's life? I cant answer that question. I may be able to say when I get married; if I get married. But as of now, having to mend for a woman is a pain for me.

Coming back to the question, WHY? I think a good insight is provided in the book "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus". Two different poles, attracted by some magnetic force. Some can just have one from the other planet. Others are obsessed; they cant stop with just one. A few others are happier without the other. Some have an aversion to the other. Some just havent any idea about the other. So they are blissfully unaware of the other.

[I lost the flow. May be I will continue after some time]


The truth in the eyes

Today i saw a gorgeous babe in an ad. I recollected that the same babe was in another ad last week. There was something special about the girl.

So i took the two ads and I checked what is so special about the girl.

She was innocent looking. Neither old to be called a woman, nor young to be called adolescent.
There was something serene about her. A relaxed look. An easy way of staying as the individual.
There was no yearning to show that "I exist". There was no expression that says "Look at me".

(The look-at-me expression is usually assosciated with people who are not in peace with their self.)

Her expression seemed to say " Ok. I am here. So whats the big deal about it? Why are looking at me like this?"

But then there was something else in her. She didnot evoke any sexual feeling. That is out of question. Then I thought; may be, its the serene look of hers. I looked at her and well, she didnot appear to be serene. Then what?

I looked at her eyes. It is said that eyes is the window to the self. What does those eyes say to me?
I looked at her eyes, till I could feel nothing but her eyes looking at me. She was looking at me on that instant. Whatever is in her was for me to see and understand. And shejust looked nervous. It was more of a feeling of, "Look Mr. I am posing for this snap for I-dont-know-how-long. So, just go ahead with it."
Her breath was shallow. "Am I doing this correclty." And then another part says, "This is not the first time I am posing for a photo. SO what's the big deal in it?" "This cushion is soft. I should get something like this for my home too." "Is it what the cameraman wanted me to express?"

Every person is a mixture of emotions.
Its a boiling cauldron in which cognitons are dumped; some from one jar, some from another, and others still from yet another.
These cognitons just buzz around from here to there. Some pop up, others just play around in the depths. Just because none have poped up doesnt mean that they dont exist and one is completely peaceful. And just because many are there coming up, doesnt also imply that one is confused.
Its all about seeing through things that are beneath: and shutting eyes from seeing things.
The superficial is so peaceful that it hides the inherent mirage of cognitive particles. The abundance is simplified by our inherent inability to iron out the crusts and troughs. Its our inability to percieve that leads to the ironed out view of simplicity.
As Richard Bach said in Illusions

The Simplest Things are the Most Profound.

I am as innocent of all these raptures as a young duckling following its siblings. No thought is wasted on this and that side. Life justs flows its way through me, leaving me unspoken, unseen, unheard, and utterly non-existant.


Monday, May 01, 2006

About my political leanings

I have been thinking what is my actual political leaning.

I dont like any of the political parties. So i thought myself to be some breed of liberal; Anarchist may be. But then I have always been interested in dictatorship. So i thought i may be some supporter of autocracy.

After lots of thought, I am happy to say, I am neither of any of these. But the explanation is going to be tough for me.
I am a person without any "ism". What is so tough in it? Well, logic says a person who is refraining from any "ism" is "an anti-ismist". I am not even that.

By not confirming to any single disciple, I am free to use the nice things in all the disciplines, without the negatives in them.

My basic principle is, "give to patient according to his desease".

The beauty of practical politics is that all the theory in the books are good only in some situations in some places during some era only. Though many things prescribed will work in most of the similar places, nothing can be confirmed because of the very innate temporal identity of the polity.


Conduct of Elections , 1961 (rule 49 O) - Elector deciding not to vote

This is from a mail i recieved from one of my friends, and my response to it.

well, i did some background check on the 49 O

this is what i found from the Conduct of Elections , 1961 from the Law Ministry site(

"49-O. Elector deciding not to vote.-If an elector, after his electoral roll number has been duly entered in the register of voters in Form-17A and has put his signature or thumb impression thereon as required under sub-rule (1) of rule 49L, decided not to record his vote, a remark to this effect shall be made against the said entry in Form 17A by the presiding officer and the signature or thumb impression of the elector shall be obtained against such remark."

"49L. Procedure for voting by voting machines.-(1) Before permitting an elector to vote, the polling officer shall-
(a) record the electoral roll number of the elector as entered in the marked copy of the electoral roll in a register of voters in Form 17A.
(b) obtain the signature or the thumb impression of the elector on the said register of votes; and
(c) mark the name of the elector in the marked copy of the electoral roll to indicate that he has been allowed to vote:
Provided that no elector shall be allowed to vote unless he has his signature or thumb impression on the register of voters.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule (2) of rule 2, it shall be necessary for any presiding officer or polling officer or any other officer to attest the thumb impression of the elector on the register of voters."

Its a true shame that ppl dont know the beautiful provisions in our own Law. I think GOI and P&B Dept must be charged with aversion of truth.

God knows what other good provisions are there in the law that is similarly hidden to even educated ppl of the nation.

--- xxxx@****> wrote:

> People´┐Ż
> Please take some time to read this entire mail. You
> will definitely feel its
> worth.
> Hope some of you have already got this mail and got
> to know about the *49'O*..
> It says :
> "In a particular constituency, if a voter has
> dislike to all of the
> candidates competing there,
> Then he can show his dislike to all of them by
> registering for *49'O*.
> Steps for doing this :
> 1. while registering the name by the time of
> voting, convey the booth
> officials that "I want to go for *49'O*".
> 2. Register your signature in the *49'O* form
> available there.
> Done.
> Now, if the number of *49'O* count is larger than
> that of the winning
> candidates total vote count, then a re-election is
> called there.
> The rule 49 (O) of the Conduct of Election Rules
> 1961 gives the electorate
> the right to register at the polling booth, get
> their index finger inked,
> but refrain from casting the vote. The electoral
> officer then has to make
> an entry under the rule, but the noting is not a
> secret.
> If the rejection exceeds the number of votes polled,
> a re-election is then
> ordered, *but the rejected candidates do not have
> the right to contest
> again.*
> More than all, the shameful fact is,
> This *49'O* is available ever since 1960, but it is
> in no way conveyed to
> the people.
> Neither the government communicate this, nor did the
> election commission.
> As long as the people are unaware of this one, the
> political parties are
> enjoying by winning the election and ditching our
> country.
> To stop this disaster to continue further, we don't
> need to take a sword and
> fight against the government.
> Just help every citizen to know that they have such
> a powerful weapon which
> can be used for ensuring their welfare.
> None of the media will be ready to publish this
> *49'O*.
> Let us do this by ourselves.
> Communicate this information with all your family,
> friends, neighbors as
> much as you can and let them know their right.
> Please send this mail to everyone you know and
> request them to spread it
> across to everyone.
> Convey this information to as many people you know.
> Not only, we get a satisfaction that we have done a
> good service for our
> country's welfare.
> This is very well equal to what our patriots have
> done for the independence
> of our country.
> Very less time left before the next election drama.
> Before that lets make sure that everyone speaks
> about this word "*49'O*".
> --
> B. M.P