Monday, May 17, 2010

Do what you want to do…

Two issues which people face with this idea.

Finding our interest & working on what we feel is good to do or inspires us.
What stops us from doing this? We ourselves…nothing surprising about this answer, but how?

What happens is that we think how this answer can be so easy and if it is then why we did not had this option earlier when we were getting stuck with what we were doing. We got stuck with what we were doing as it came about as an easy option to adapt. And whenever we take and easy path we kill out original self and dreams. This in-turn will suck away all the zeal we have for life.

So now the million dollars question, how to get back on track? I am keying down my current thought for the solution. It’s important for me too.

Make a list of things you think can bring you out of this state (If you think you are in a state :) ). Once you have list ready, contemplate the idea of what you have to loose to achieve this. Figure out some interesting award for your own self once you achieve this. And final rule which is most important, if you can’t find like minded people, learn to walk alone and grow alone.

Being like everyone around you is very easy; being what you want to be is the goal. Believe me it is the only lesson we are here for, doing what you want to do.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Water & Media

In a city like Jaipur people who are socially active have a great concern regarding water resources. This has brought along a revolution around conservation, government activity, media writing, and giving good coverage to the subject.

There are articles about saving this world by preserving water. With clear suggestions like water harvesting for storing rain water, growing more trees and avoiding cutting of trees as a result keeping the green belt intact. This all looks very good theoretically but is this hype real. Does it impact the regions where it should affect most, or it is just another suppression regime for mediocre people.

I think people who read all this have started feeling guilty while over using of water, does that help? Of course it does but to what extent, I say maximum 10% out of 100% which is possible.

Rest 90% of water is being exploited by big organizations like the ones which print this news (Media) the paper they use, uses huge amount of water and they never recycle it. Paper is made of recycled paper or direct wood from trees. It is amazing, a newspaper which writes to save trees and then prints on a paper which is made of trees, what a contradiction.

Chemical factories, cloth processing plants, paint processing plants, bottled water plants these are the big capital concerns made for exploiting middle class masses and drying up most of the water resources. But at the end of the day who is told to plant trees and save water, poor common man, Amazing.

Are we really thinking….?

Zubin Malik