Sunday, April 20, 2008

i like

its been a rather long since i last posted and a lazy sunday morning brought me back to it with renewed vigor. as someone once said w.r.t. my blog, that my thoughts lean more towards the negative side of things ( pesticides in our food, carcinogens in the air and the like). while i am by no means an overtly happy person, i shall now attempt to list the things that make me happy. and i shall list them in the order that they come to me, hoping that it would lend us a more honest understanding of me. what i will consciously do is try not to write about the things i do not like!
i like the mountains. the feel of soil or stome under my bare feet. tend to like things from a time gone by (nostalgia monger if you please). like old time things, be it cars or things or furniture or houses or castles or music. cant explain why, my heart really goes out to the feel and design of things long gone. i think i have been born an old man! i likine doing things the long forgotten way. authentic indian cooking using freshly ground spices and not the readyto use varities. i like to take long walks with my dog, in a road that doesnt have many cars. i like to serve, to give pleasure to someone else. i love details, good design, and aaaagh ... this cybercafe i am in is shutting down for the day so leaving it here. to be continued (hopefully)

history of power

in ancient times, and yet not too long ago, women were ruled by men. understandabily so, for historically, brute strength determined the winner. women were naturally relegated to the role of domesticated property. they were often "owned or married" by force and taught the virtues of being docile and complacent and servile. words that are still found in a typical matrimonial advert to this day.
now, when hardly any accomplishment relies upon physical strength (unless you count a career in wrestling or thai boxing). the tables have turned. women refuse to change to their husbands surname after marriage. women are earning more than their men. battles are being fought at a celebral level and women are now heads of big businesses. but can they also be the head of the family? have the tables really turned or are we living with many of those old vestiges still embedded in our psyche? is this for the better or worse? can there be equality? can equality exist? (or should there be a lesser ego for a more perfect fit?) i sit and watch, as the days go by :)