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Flying in the air by the light of the moon

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Lights are always bright . Not sure if some famous motivational artist said so but I believe for sure.  The very sight of beaming and shining lights just changes the aura around you and lightens you up. No wonder , in a country like India even before the Diwali festivities start the pre-festive seasons kicks in.
This is just a run up to the festival of lights . What it also does is it gears people and households to prepare well in advance for the festivities to start.  And then , suddenly everything is glowing . Light installations to colorful flower arrangement to candles shining bright and a new add-on paper lanterns just make the entire air so very positive .


Yesterday , I was invite to a private party for Vijaya Dashami  celebrations . While as I kid , purchasing a ‘dhanush ‘ or a ‘talwar’ seemed so much fun , now it’s just good to see Ravana and the crackers cracking with a little less noise and little less pollution . Besides the interesting food and drinks which were on offer , o…

The Social Experiment - Kind a failing

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It so happens that things which are of our aid actually become things we swear by.  
Take for example FaceBook , as a platform.If was initially started as a replacement for hi5 , Orkut of the worlds with a much better interface and a host of features which are more of an engagement  . 
The whole idea was to be in touch , in our busy lives and share moments which define us.
The idea was never to replace a personal conversation, a birthday greeting via a phone or in person or for that matter a break-up publicly by unfriending / blocking someone.
I am amazed to see myself that we have actually made platforms like these valued more than individuals,emotions or the world in general.


Pictures are shared not with a purpose to capture a moment but to see which one can make a cut and cross and have more number of likes.A new born baby on a hospital bed suddenly is on a platform like this with people pouring in with comments and likes.A long good friendship is suddenly cut short because one persons …