New Blog Theme and Color Scheme :)

So, I have changed my blog theme and  made it all PINK! I have never really been much a pink fan.. But this makes my blog look sooo cute.. Sigh!!

So this color theme stays till I am sick of it… In fact, in my next post, I am going to share one of the satin bracelets I made.. And you can surely guess the color … ūüėõ Yes it is pink..

 

 

Hacked!?!??!

Such a pain when you finally have time to come and write something on your blog, only to find that you can’t login anymore because WordPress has been hacked!!

Had to post this rant of mine from my phone. Unable to access any of my WordPress blogs from my desktop PC. Well anyway, hope to fix it soon and get this up and running…

What is the root cause of the problem?

I’m tired; tired of listening to horrific stories of gang rapes happening in India. And then there is an outcry throughout the country asking for Capital Punishment for the animals who did this. I’m tired of people trying to find a solution for a problem after it has happened.

Yes, I say all of you are wrong. All this would never have happened if you all taught your sons to respect women in the first place.

There’s not a day goes by when I’m browsing on Facebook or other social networking sites, where I don’t see boys and men talk about women like they have every right to talk about women in the most demeaning way possible. Men of today cannot seem to talk about women in any other context other than Sex.

Of course I don’t say all men are pigs. But sure a majority are!

It is 2012, and yet families are praying to have a baby boy. Why? Baby boys will bring name and fame and dowry to the family. And then, these baby boys are brought up and taught that the sun shines out of their asses. They are shown that their mothers will sacrifice everything so that they can have more in life. But no, they are not taught to respect them and be grateful for this. Instead what they learn from this is- it is every woman’s duty to sacrifice everything and stay home and take care of the men and fulfill each and every wish and whim of these same men.

So, when these baby boys grow up and come out into the world and see independent woman who speak their minds and stand tall among the men of the world, they cannot even pretend to try to understand this. These baby boys are outraged at how these women can look them in the eye and talk as their equals.

See, I don’t think there will be an end to these rapes. In fact, I feel, there might be rapists out there watching the news this very second analyzing what these perpetrators did wrong and how they would do this better without getting caught.

Root cause of the problem is in us. Women and Men, start teaching your sons to respect women. When women wear modern clothes, they are not “asking for your son’s d*ck inside them”. When women laugh and talk to other males, they are not sluts asking to be propositioned.

And if you can’t teach your sons to respect women, then teach them to play with their own ‘instruments’ instead of walking around looking for a place to stick it. Ask your sons to mind their own business instead of looking for a way to punish these outstanding educated women who are way better than them.

Why should a girl suffer just so a man can feel good about himself and give himself an ego boost by demeaning her?

NOTE: Yeah, I know it looks like I am shouting and ranting. But then, after the injustice done to that poor girl, there cannot be any coherent words to describe how one feels.

 

 

One Amazing Thing

I know there has been a long gap between my last post and this one. But i really didn’t have anything to write. Today i do.

Yesterday, i finished reading the novel РOne Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. I will not say that it is one of my favourite books but that does not mean it is not good. It definitely is a great read and it really made me think. I am not here to write a book review but what i am gonna write here is how that book made me feel.

It made me think of all the little things that we take for granted. We always yearn for more when what we need is right in front of us.

From the time we are able to speak and understand what is being spoken to us, we have been taught to always be thankful for what we have. We are told to respect our elders and be courteous to everyone. We are taught to be faithful and honest and not be greedy.¬†And yet, when¬†we grow up, our first thoughts are, ‘What do they know?‘¬†; ‘They don’t know anything about me!’ ;¬†‘Who are they to tell me what to do!‘.

There always comes a day(believe me, it does), when¬†everything we ever took for granted and every little thing¬†we shunned, are the things we miss the most. Now it may feel like it’s your mother’s job to cook for you and that you have every¬†right to complain about the taste and the texture of the¬†morsels in your mouth. When you get older and have to cook for yourself,¬†it feels like you’d sell anything to get the day back when your mother forcefed you with her hands.¬†

Now you may not give second thoughts to when you speak harshly to someone beneath your status or sometimes even elder to you. There always comes a day when these things come back to haunt you. Every little tiny¬†detail comes back. You’ll remember the look of hurt on the person’s face, the almost shock at being given a rude reply when they were being so polite to you.

From where we stand, it may seem like there is always another time to make up for something you did wrong. It will always feel like you can fix things another day. But i say, what if the sky falls down, or there is an earthquake or a tsunami or a meteor shower? What if the last thing you spoke to your beloved was how irritating he/she was? Is that how you want your last words to be remembered?

Please take the time to smile and be polite and courteous to everyone even if it takes a little extra effort. It could be your mom or your dad or your teacher or your friend or that random shopkeeper where you buy your cigarettes. No matter who it may be, think twice before you speak. Think twice before you bring the words of your mind into existence through your mouth. They may be the only thing that people remember you by. And always remember to smile. Even if it kills you. Smile.

Judgement Day – May 21, 2011- Just another story of the boy who cried “Wolf”??

Harold Camping, an 89 yr old, christian radio broadcaster, has predicted the end of the world which is to be tomorrow the 21st of May 2011. And if you watch the video below, you will see that he blames homosexuality and lesbianism for this.

Watch Harold Camping talk about it

I do not know if the world will end tomorrow. I do not know if God will end the world just for indulging in homosexuality. But I do know this, God is gonna be pretty unhappy with Mr. Camping for using his name to preach false prophecies. I doubt God would want people to repent and change their ways just because they are scared to die tomorrow.

When the world has to end, it will end. And God doesn’t need this publicity to announce his coming.

According to Mr.Camping’s calculations, looks like only Christians will be taken back to heaven by Jesus. What about all the other good people? There are many good people on this planet who don’t deserve to die for a reason like end of the world.

I feel really bad for all the people who have liquidated their life savings to pour money into this Judgement Day campaigns for lost cause. When the sun rises on Sunday, how will you face all the innocent believers, Mr.Camping?

There are worse things on earth that God needs to punish humans for, than just homosexuality. There is still a lot of good in the world and it is not yet time for this world to go. This is my belief.

I am gonna enjoy my Saturday and look forward to watching “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” on Sunday. If the world does end tomorrow, I know that I have no regrets today. But if it doesn’t… ūüôā We can thank God for yet another beautiful day.

Bleed Blue! – Another successful attempt of Mass Commercial Brainwashing?

Bleed Blue? That is the crappiest slogan I’ve heard in Commercial History. The fact that “The Industry” managed to make it a hugely successful campaign, goes to show how brainless we Indians are.

On the day of the Pakistan and India Match of the ICC World Cup 2011, some of my closest friends insisted I change my office messenger status to busy because it changes the status color to blue. The Messenger’s “Available” status color is green, and so, anyone having their status as “Available”, was supposedly supporting Pakistan. I mean c’mon, I have seen people behave childish.. but to go to such silly lengths just to “Bleed Blue” , that was a first.

NOTE: I don’t mean any offense to my friends here. I love you guys. So please don’t be pissed after reading this. ūüôĀ

Most the people who have seen the Bleed Blue campaign seem to think that, it was the only way to have supported India for the world cup. I understand the want for wearing the Indian team jersey or painting the Indian tri-color on your face or body… but Bleed blue? How the hell are you supposed to bleed blue? And then, there were the Bleed Blue Badges on Facebook Profile Pictures as well.

Was there really no other way to show support for Team India? Why just bleed blue? Why not crap blue as well?

And now when the IPL season starts, people are gonna be bleeding the rainbow left and right! Will we never learn?

There have been so many more sensible commercial slogans over the years.. And the one that got so effing famous was the stupidest* of them all!

 

* – I’ve got no idea if the usage of that word is correct.