To do or to be?

Study hard. Top the class. Crack a top college. Crack the best job (Best paid). Get Married. Procreate. Parent the child. Be Social. Get wealthy. Show off. Keep showing off till you die. We are always asked to do stuff. Do this. Do that. Hindu Mythological text “Gita” goes to the extent of saying “Karma…

Chimp Parts of our Brain

Why do Businesses spend so much on marketing? They want eyeballs. They want attention of people so they can sell their products. If they do not sell, they will die. And what do marketers do? They design hacks to influence the irrational parts of our brain, behaviors we can not control, which we exhibit because…

I am more..

I close my eyes and see myself bursting out into the surroundings, I am more. I want to be everywhere. I feel limited by my body, its high maintenance, gets tired easily, gets sick frequently and has to be fed all the time. I love food though, its not just for my body, it fulfills…

Empathy

How are we okay with so much inequality, violence, exploitation and discrimination around us? Are we genetically programmed to be so?  Or we are actually programmed to be empathetic but have grown to be indifferent due to the situations in which we exist? Studies suggest that humans react more to their cultural environment than natural…

Purpose of life

Is there a purpose to our life? Something which we were born to do. In Hindu Mythology there are numerous examples where a child was born predestined to achieve a specific purpose, to kill the demon/ to die saving someone/to take revenge/to rule the world and so on. There used to be a prophecy when the…

Cat’s Diary

Why are human’s so stupid. Why do they look at me like that? What do they want? I think they should pamper in most of their free time, they anyways do not have anything better to do. But I need my own time and space too. Do they not get it? I have learned to…

The Teenager

Why do I need to go to school? Why do I need to come first in class to get a new dress? Why do I need to make friends? Why don’t I like my classmates? Why does the maths teacher hate me? Why does the language teacher love me? Why don’t boys like me? Why…

Our Demonic God

Who made all of us, this planet, the universe? Can it all be made with a plan? Is everything random? Why is there order in this disorder? What do we want to know?Why do we want to know? Will we ever be able to know? What happens if we get to know? Why our curiosity…

The Corporate Conundrum

Why are there so few female achievers? Can I be one of them? Would I be more powerful if it was so? Is being powerful enough anyways? Why are formal shirts so short? Why am I not ugly? Why is there so much politics? How do I be political without being judged? Am I too…

In Market : Public spaces

Why is public transport so uncomfortable? Why are there no clean toilets around? Why are the roads so dirty? Why do the streets smell so bad? Where to find good cheap food? Why is the air so suffocating? How do we curse so easily? Is cursing stylish? Why do they stare at me? Why do they…

Questions are all I can think of

Questions are all I can think of. Whenever I have tried to write, that is what I have able to do. To ask questions. Questions silly and grave, funny and dark, personal and political, happy and sad. They are of all kinds, come in all shapes and sizes. They may sound useless at times, full…