Monday, December 11, 2006

My Discussions with Nature

It all started in my room. I wanted to discover my own nature. I had heard from somewhere that it would help me discover the universe. Why did I want to discover the universe? Well, if I knew my true nature, I’d know the a answer to that question, I thought. So I set out on a journey to explore my nature.

How could I explore something I didn’t know? I had no idea. I thought the best thing to do would be to start exploring anything in my mind, till I settled on what was my nature. Perhaps it was to be a pattern in the way I think. Perhaps my nature was to keep searching for it. But that would be a contradiction. If I ever found that to be my nature, then it would no longer be my nature. Since I would stop searching for something I had already found. Yet, perhaps the very fact that I consider the possibility a contradiction makes that my true nature.

I decided to talk to nature. Maybe some part of nature would step out and cry, “Hey, I’m yours! Yeah, that’s right. Your nature!” Besides all search and research starts from nature. Why does it always start from nature? But then, what is beyond nature? Could one start a search outside nature? How does one do that? Whatever I could think of, or imagine, would still consist of some fundamental units which are derived from nature. Even contradicting nature itself takes nature as a base, and then tries to oppose it. Anyways, I could not find any other possibility, perhaps due to my nature. So I resigned myself to starting my search for my nature by talking to nature.
The tree was the first I thought of. Why a tree? Because it was standing in front of me and teasing me as I stared into the wild. It was saying, “You, who always walk past me, and treat me like I mean nothing. You wish to talk to nature?” I thought back to the last time I had entered this patch of green, and how I was lost in thought when I pranced across. I asked, “Did you feel ignored?” The tree shook a bit, and replied, “Do you think I have nothing better to do than pass moral judgments on people who walk across me?”

The tree sounded confused, I thought. But then, why did the tree speak to me today, and not greet me on the other day? I would have responded with a big smile on my face. I asked.
“Smile? Oh, no. You would have wondered who was calling you. You would have looked about you, and not cared to give a thought to this little tree here, reaching out as far as it could. Struggling to make its presence felt.”

“Do you also need to feel touch? To feel another skin against yours?” I asked, realizing for the first time that I had failed to notice it.

“May I remind you, dear, that I can’t even reach my neighbour, despite him being in sight throughout? You’re my only hope to reach out to something new, to acknowledge and nature beyond my own, through a sense of perception. Do I have eyes? Mouth? Tongue? Ears? My only means of interacting is touch. It means everything to me.”

Feeling sorry for what I had been to the tree, I hugged it tight. “Does that feel better?” I asked.

“Thank you. I really needed that. I owe you for making me feel significant. I don’t know any way I can explain what it means to me. “

“No, you don’t owe me anything. You’ve made me see something I never thought I’d see.”

There I was, noticing that I started on a hunt to find something that was mine, and had learnt that everything was mine, if I gave it attention. I had learnt that nature was not distinct from my nature. It was to enhance my own nature. I was not distinct from nature, but a part of it. Whatever value I chose to share with nature, it would share back with me.

Then I had a doubt, so I asked the tree, “When I eat your fruits, and chop off wood from you to make paper, does it hurt you?”

“Do you have a choice? If I told you it hurt, would you stop?”

I was a little worried, but said, “I would certainly try.”

The tree laughed, and said, “I scared you didn’t I? Well, you should have thought of it before you asked! Anyways, to answer your question, let me tell you that we don’t have volition. You do. But we are born with a very specific purpose, which is to transfer the sun’s energy to a form which can be used by other beings. The only volition that we have, is to evolve. Some of us have chosen to evolve forms of protection, but it only extends their lifetime by a short duration, and makes them lose some forms of beauty. Those of us who were willing to pay this price for the beauty we possess, have chosen to remain this way. That is the only choice we are capable of exercising. Those of us who exercised their choice too much, ended up in a situation where they could no longer address their purpose of life, and got eliminated in the process. We, the plants and trees, are unable to express forms of volition such as emotions. We rely on beings like you to provide that, since you have the capability of exercising your volition in our favour. “

I thought deeply on this. “When Newton came up with the theory on gravity, had the apple tree expressed his creativity through Newton?” I asked innocently.

The tree chuckled, “I have no idea! We know as much about our ancestors as you do!”

I lay down leaning against the tree, thanking it for the shade it provided me from the sun. I hadn’t stopped thinking, but I had started to feel sleepy.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Blogger Beta is here!!!

Finally, the new version of Blogger is in, and I've started using it. The interface is petty neat, but it's likely for my blog to be doing funny stunts till I officially declare it as stable in a post, since I shall be trying all sorts of experiments to get a feel of the power now given to us in the new version.

Sorry good readers to keep you still waiting!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Delay in updations...

Reaching out to my blog readers, I'd just like to say that I've planned an array of posts. However, I think my blogs all need some re-organising. I know the current arrangement is painful for those who read more than one of my blogs. I'm waiting to get the Blogger Beta! feature in my account so that I can revamp the place. Essentially, the new posts are going to be on a much wider range of topics than I had initially planned. Hence, it doesn't make sense for me to go on making separate blogs for them.

I thank one of my dear bloggers for having suggested this a long time ago. But, alas, the feature that would have let me make the shift is to be available only in the new Blogger.

So till then, have a great time. And keep checking from time to time for the change.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Live and let live

You needn't be the best friend I've made.

You needn't be someone with whom I've played.

You needn't hold the highest values.

But when you're in your blues,

I'll be there to come to you,

I'll be there to give you hope.

As long as you understand what my life means to me,

I'll help you to find the rope

That pulls you out of the ditch.

That makes you strong within.

As long as you realise just

How and why I love my skin.

You may try to curse me for being this way.

It doesn't matter, I won't feel sorry.

But when you understand why I stay,

I'm with you. Don't worry.

I'll give you only what's due.

I won't throw alms to you, I promise.

Only give when I get what I seek.

Because that's what my code of life is.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Love is blind.

For those who think that love is blind, love IS blind. For those who have to shut their eyes to experience reality, who hide the fear of what they see to replace it with what they want to see, love is blind. For those who say that the perfect match is only an ideal, never to be reached, love is blind.

Love is blind. Love doesn't care for material things. It sees the representation of values in physical form. Not the physical form in itself. Were the body devoid of all the things it represents, it wouldn't be loved any more.

Have you ever seen how a kid loves his teddy-bear? But the toy is lifeless. And, had the kid not associated certain values with the toy, he would not have loved it. Look at the number of people who toss soft toys aside as they grow. What changed? Just the values associated with it.

To me, love is the real eye opener. It makes you see everything you thought, everything you dreamed of, everything you reached out for, and everything your values stand for. The physical existence of your cherished values. That is love.

I love my parents. Is that blind love? Do I love them just because they are parents? No. My parents gave me the environment I needed to try and learn what life is. They gave me wings and said, “Go on, son. Learn to fly.” And my love for them is how I pay back to them. It manifests itself in the way I treat them, in the way I make choices, in the way I behave.

I love my brother. Is that blind love? Do I love him just because he's my brother? No. My Bro has always been, and will always be my best friend. He always shared his experiences with me, and said, “That's the way things go. Your life is yours. Choose how it should be.” My love for him is a reciprocation of the values he sees in me, and a representation of the values I see in him.

I love to study. What do I love it for? I value wisdom. And my pursuit of that value gives me pleasure.

I love to dance. What do I love it for? I like the control over my body, and its perfect synchronization with the running music.

I love to write. What do I love it for? It's the presentation of my highly sophisticated complex thoughts into an organized form, a reiteration of that which holds meaning for me.

I love to bungee jump. What do I love it for? I like to stretch the limits of human control to experience a thrill associated with high risk.

I love to croak like a frog. What do I love it for? It makes my throat vibrate in a ticklish manner. (Added just to throw in some humour)

It's really in this sense, that love is NOT blind. Love has reasons. And very clear ones. Love promotes what we consider appropriate to our lives. When we try to love by contradicting our own reasons for it, we find ourselves lost. We question the validity of love, and its essence. Love is not sans thought. Whenever we try to skip thought in love, we reach the same uncertainty that holds in the case of any action taken without thought. And the questions of why we did it, can come back to haunt us. When love is a consequence of what we consider right, and our understanding of right is clear to us, love is heaven. It has no bounds, and there's no turning back in it.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Open Eyes

I look at her, and she looks back at me.
Our thoughts run deep, and steal our sleep.
We carry on, pensive. We couldn't care less.
For we are together, there's nothing else we see.

Our goals are different. The path is one.
We reach different places. Yet the end result is one.
Twists and turns face us both alike.
And we strive for more, for challenges we like.

Whatever we may have done,
whatever pain we may have felt,
the perseverance that brought us here,
without letting our rock hard hearts melt...

It was all but too much,
for what we live now to feel.
And we knew it then, as we know now
what makes our lives so real.

We move on in this glory,
proud of what we are.
No speck too small, no star too far,
for we know for the mind no bar.

This is the virtue we knew once.
This is the virtue we now know .
And be it our virtue for others vice,
We care not, for it is theirs to think twice.

We've done our share, and we'll never cease,
to choose our way, and to pay the fees.
Never, though, shall we leave behind,
what is ours by right. No, we're not blind.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Approbate language

[Statutory Warning: This is for enlightenment, oh, sorry, I mean, entertainment purpose only ]

No. That is not right word. I think that the word in title should have been “appropriate”. Yes. Please excuse me for the mistake in English of this other. Nowadays we have many many language. So kept track of them is very terrier, no I mean tedious.

So I will came to the topic which is center of the day. Many people think they now, oh, sorry, know more than what they have in their hearts. I mean brains. In the progress(or is it process), they make myself seem like fools behind others. For existence, let us take the case of I. I only tell what I remembrance. I restrict to go after that. So I do not portend because I realize that wise man there will see I am trying to do.

On the other palm, many nice softwares are there nowadays. One can easily convert on the line from one language to other. Again, this software is also their to see if airer in spelling occurs. If word is not write, it will underscore it with read wavy line. We can then click on right it and see what words can take the place to give meaning. I used 2.0 Writer to makes this document. I don't like Grammar check. It make green lines on the screen! I not like green lines.

So all on top means that we don't have to be pundit to make righting. We only need know how to use software. Rest is automatic. I learn so much vocabulary today. Please conglomerate me. It is grate achievement for me. And I tell you infinitely I will be back to shave my learning experience with you.

Please feels freedom to right comments. I will get red each and every won and try much to reply. Thanks you!

(Oh, only 1 spelling mistake I made in whole above document!!! I corrected it using tool!)

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Why choose GNU/Linux? The three F's and more...

1. Freedom to use
2. Freedom to modify
3. Freedom to distribute.

Please do note here, I do NOT mean monetary freedom (nor do GNU). GNU/Linux is designed to allow users to use their operating system in the way they desire. It allows them to change the source code to meet their requirements. It allows them to distrubute all GNU copylefted software to anyone they desire, and pass on the same rights provided to them.

An important thing to understand here, is that not all distributions of GNU/Linux provide all three of these freedoms. That is because, along with GNU Free Software, they sometimes add commercial components, or any other software that is not copylefted. Such software restricts its usage. However, you may have the liberty to remove such components from the distribution(uninstall) and use the rest of the OS freely. Whether this can be done varies from distribution to distribution.

Besides the 3 F's, here's why you might want to use GNU/Linux:
-> It is highly customizable
-> It can be made to run on a very wide range of hardware configurations
-> Easy support is available for it online at forums and websites.
-> The updates to software can be made very regularly. You can stay at the cutting-edge of software development
-> Many distributions are also cost nothing. Costs are generally for transfer of media, or maybe support, and not for the product itself.
-> An amazingly large variety of software is available for GNU/Linux.

I could go into details of each of these points, but this will suffice for now, I hope!
Next article will be on How to get GNU/Linux...


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Now, that pattern is how our life is. Now, what did you read? 1... 2... 3... 4... 5...?
Is that all that's written above? Well, not really. There are commas spread about randomly in the matrix. Did you notice them at first glance? Or did you notice them after I mentioned them? Well, that's, as I said, life.

All lives go through a very fixed pattern. Fixed stages. Fixed phases. So that, at a distance, there really is no difference. Birth. Learning to crawl, walk, talk. Learning about surroundings. Learning about behaviour. Learning, in general, to see the pattern, and go along with it. Then another generation goes through the same series.

Now, take out your magnifying glasses. Do all ants look identical? Hmmm. Maybe. Okay, now how about a microscope? Whoa!!!! There are major differences!!! Just like the commas in the matrix. But did you really bother to try that out? Putting an ant under a microscope? Well, I didn't. Though I would be interested in doing it sometime. But I know from the patterns I've seen in life that there are bound to be things which I'll observe to prove that it's not really a pattern.

I'm not just playing around with words. The bulk of us don't really bother to inspect whether or not there exists a pattern. We just assume that there is or isn't. Some of us do so coz we've already been fooled by deviations from the obvious so often. Lets look at those who do observe. Lets say, researchers. Or scientists. Graham Bell invented Telephone. How? By observing something that made something fall out of a pattern. And what did he do? Created another pattern. Now almost every house has a telephone. It's become a mandatory component of any household. Now, much later, came the cell phone. Deviation from pattern? And brought in a pattern from that.

Now, what does that mean? Ok, we come back to our third law of thermodynamics: Entropy increases (Disorder increases) with time. That's not all. It, sort of means, we try to set some things to what we call “order” by actually giving rise to disorder. Well, that's not really as bad as it might sound. In the sense, the “disorder” is something physical. But are we getting into some sort of order at a mental level?

Say, I invent a desk with shelves. So I've caused another deviation from the norm. But my things are much tidier. I access them with less worry. Or, say, I invented a weird car. It helps me get to work faster, safe more fuel, listen to excellent music while I go to work. Or, maybe, a microwave. I waste less food since I can store it in the fridge and reheat it and eat it the next day.

But what that's coming to is that we want something called “Peace of mind”. Or whatever level of that we can get. Bring down tension, bring down brute work, relax the mind. So that we can use that brain in an area which doesn't yet have these soothers. We can't have an automatic programming machine. Or a fully automated stock broker. So we need to save our strain for working on those, in the hope that someday we could automate those too. How long will this go on? Frankly, it'll go on forever. We'll automate all the things we see around us now, but by that time, somebody who was spending his time with all the soothers will imagine something that we don't see around us. That'll come out as some Sci-Fi book or movie. Then, it'll enter minds of young re-discovery enthusiasts (miniature scientists) who will get into research and make the Sci-Fi a reality. Meanwhile we'll have something else to dream about...

I think you got the point. But these scientists aren't all that large in number. So what we call “Rapid progress” is just an inkling of things to come. The rest of the working population's busy providing a self-consistent structure by which the entire population attempts to survive. Yes, we would still have the aberrations of short life, physical and mental handicaps, and so on. They form their own pattern.

Now, lets say, we decided that all the research and the deviation from patterns that it causes, is unnatural. (Just to see how it looks). That means no new inventions. Great! So we'd know how the existing products function. Would we? Who would fix bugs? Hmmm. Isn't fixing bugs also a deviation from nature? After all, error is part of nature, just like we have handicaps. So stop servicing products. Well, if we're not going to make new products, and not going to service any, then what about manufacturing? We have an expanding population. So maybe our production should just meet the Growth Rate. And choice of product isn't required. Quality? Huh! Not natural. Say, the machines take in chemicals and modify them! Dangerous! Scrap them! Houses? Nah. Other animals don't protect themselves with materials that make you choke and cough. Go back to caves. No fire, please. Unless it starts off by itself. And then you can observe what direction the other animals seem to be going in, and follow them, hoping not get run over by a herd. Now, we have reached eternal bliss. No artificial disorder. Disorder, as it is: natural. That is certainly progress. After all, aren't today's scientists struggling to make stuff as natural as they can? Or is there something missing in the above discussion? Oh, heck! Sorry, guys! This blog is totally unnatural! You weren't supposed to read it either! Now you've deviated from nature!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Light Again...

[This is an article I once wrote for a Creative Writing competition. Only the first line was provided to us... ]

It wasn't a dark and stormy night.

Nobody cared why. Even though the last century had been just one dark and stormy night, today light was back.

The Sun had run out of the energy it had been using for a billion years. And had life on earth come to an end? Read on and find out...

An alarm sounded on Phoenix IX. One by one, the members of the crew woke up, entered the Refresher (which sterilised them from top to bottom, carefully destroying every microbe near them without damaging even a single human cell) and got to the control room.

Proxima Centauri had finally come close enough to the earth to provide light sufficient to start the photogenerator (a machine that can convert light energy to mechanical and other forms of energy). The development of the photogenerator had taken 5 million years to develop. Generation after generation had been trained to understand its concepts with 24-hr classes on the Phoenix IX, and the entire population specialised in microelectronics research. Every individual, however, was kept educated about real life on the earth through sophisticated virtual tours.

Phoenix IX was part of a major space shuttle system called “Omni-Phoenix.” The “Omni-Phoenix” had been launched from earth 5 billion years ago. It constituted of 12 sub-shuttles named Phoenix I-XII, each of which had been estimated to operate about half a billion years, and start to fail. Just before a sub-shuttle failed, it was to deploy the next sub-sub-shuttle. (Phoenix I followed by Phoenix II, and so on)

When the project had been initiated, it had been treated with immense scepticism. To start with, the prophecy of the sun's energy running out was never taken seriously. Even then, the project enthusiasts has managed to get the consent of 50,000 individuals from all around the world to operate the Phoenix, trained them meticulously and also put about a million people into low temperature hibernation. The prophecy has come true, the cynical had perished, and it was time to revive the world.

Time and Control...

Do we control time or does time control us?

I'll make an attempt to look at the topic without including the role of religion that comes into play.

That will make it a little harder to analyse...

Are events just “destined” to happen? Are we just playing a role in a play whose script is already written? Why are we thinking about things like this? Why are you reading this blog? Is it part of the script? Or did you choose to type the url in your browser and read these words? Are these choices also part of the script?

(I'm assuming that the “script writer” is some unknown part of nature. This may itself be debatable, but such a debate should not affect what I've written, I think)

To decipher which takes precedence, i.e., the effect or its cause has been a matter of confusion throughout. (Chicken or egg?) Ultimately, it drops down to a matter of perspective. One perspective considers that the human mind has the power of volition, i.e., the power to choose an action, and not depend on what is supposed to be an instinctive response. We choose to analyse before we act on anything. And that analysis decides our action. The other perspective considers that any analysis occurs purely because it has been made to occur. It claims that nothing is in the hands of the human. Not even the direction of thought.

In either perspective, there is thought. In one you can change your own thought, and in the other your thought changes on its own accord. Those who consider that they can change their actions to yield better results seek to control their time. Those who don't may as well let their thoughts flow as they should, and let time control what happens. Any scientific approach would favour an attempt to minimize uncertainty. For that, an assumption must be made that the uncertainty can be decreased.

Controlling time does not mean slowing down seconds or speeding them up. Nor does it mean controlling all the events that occur at an instant. It means acting on events that occur in such a manner that a set of tasks that we can achieve within a stipulated time, are completed smoothly. Unexpected events may occur. These only improve our abilities to react to them. If we had infinite time and resources, all tasks would get completed at some time or the other(a little bit of stretched speculation, maybe!). Completing them within constraints requires planning and “efficient control” of time available.

Monday, February 06, 2006

GNU/Linux Intro: The whats and hows...

Here's my first post on my blog dedicated to GNU/Linux and Open Source Software. The URL may mislead you to think that it's about a new distribution of Linux, but that is not the case. It's basically an attempt to reach out the newbies of GNU/Linux and guide them on what GNU/Linux is, why it is, and how to make use of it.

I'd like to make a mention here... I'm not deep into GNU/Linux myself. I use only GNU/Linux on my system, and seek out solutions for everything I do... there's a whole world out there. Since I use the OS and its software the way I do, many of my friends have asked me in the past for brief intros to it, and where to start up. So this blog is an attempt to address such matters.

To start with, GNU/Linux is an Operating System. It could be installed as the sole OS on a harddisk, or could be installed along with another OS, such as DOS, Microsoft Windows, MacOS, etc. with a dual-boot menu appearing whenever the computer starts up.

Everytime I refer to GNU/Linux, it implies two major components:

1. the Linux "kernel", which handles the core interaction with the hardware(and includes core operating system functions such as scheduling, memory management, I/O, etc. as well as device drivers for the hardware)

2. The GNU Software which allows actual user interaction via the shell and/or a graphical user interface(XWindows)

Conventionally, when you need to acquire GNU/Linux, you have to get a "distribution" of it. These are like different "flavours" of GNU/Linux. In other words, different companies or organisations put together the Linux kernel, different choices of GNU Software and other software under different forms of licensing. They make their flavour available under a name, some freely, and some for a cost. Typically, the cost is either for the media through which you receive the OS, or for support that they will provide for their flavour.

Some common flavours are:
1. RedHat Enterprise Linux
2. Fedora Core Linux
3. Mandrake Linux
4. Ubuntu Linux
5. SuSe Linux
6. Xandros Linux
7. Debian Linux
8. Progeny Debian Linux
9. Knoppix
10. Damn Small Linux

There are actually hundreds of distributions of GNU/Linux currently available. My next post will be on the whys of GNU/Linux

Friday, February 03, 2006


There's never enough... for one who doesn't know how to manage his time carefully...
There always too much... for one who either does close to nothing, or manages his time meticulously.

There's just enough... for someone who just about manages his time.
Time can be squeezed and stretched. It's like rubber-band. But what makes that possible is not the physical quantity that we call time, but the strength of the mind. (Maybe another blog on the mind later! I love that topic too!)
Now, we tend to divide time into three: past, present, future. Why do we divide it? What makes these three parts so significant? Is one more important than the other?

Well, it finally varies from person to person... But one might say certain weightages for these parts may be preferable. For instance, there's no use in spending all of the present thinking about the past or the future, because then we are left with no present! On the other hand, there is generally so much beauty we can find in the past that it feels nice to dedicate a little time to dwell on it. And the mistakes in the past might be recalled and kept in mind, so as not to repeat the same in the future.

The future itself, requires a good amount of planing in the present. Finally, to give a direction and meaning to life, we should know where we're headed. Ever planned a holiday trip without knowing where you're going? Not a wise idea. Unless it was only planning and you never implemented it.

So we would have spent some of the past saving some of it for the present. Similarly, we'll spend some time in the present saving it for the future. After all, some moments are just so precious that they are worth looking at again and again. But if you dedicate your present to just preserving, you're left with no present, no past and no future!

Time is such a beautiful thing available to us. Most management gurus will say Time=Money. Though that can be proved, none would deny that Money is just one of the many things time can give us. Like the time you have spent reading this blog. It didn't pay you back. Nor did my time pay me back while writing it. But we did it for something beyond material gains. (Again leave this for a future blog!)

Therefore, value time and learn to use it well!!! And I wish you all the best in your attempts.

GNU/Linux! GNU/Linux! GNU/Linux!

Freedom!!!!!!!!! I love freedom!!!!!!!!!
An hence I shall seek a form of components for my computational, processing and manipulation machine which gives me my share of freedom!
English translation: I try to find software for my computer which allows me to use, distribute and modify FREELY!
Let me tell you how it all started...
I actually started using computers in 1992/93. Our first machine was a 386. Yeah, that's right. We had Windows 3.11 installed on it. Since then, we've made upgrades, and changes of OS, and right now at home we use Win XP. But it so happened that my bro, over time(as he was doing his engg), started to fiddle around with GNU/Linux. Being the little fan of my bro that I am, I started trying it too. :-)
So when my bro got me this new laptop of mine, it had Win XP and Redhat Linux 6.2 or so installed. Now, it was in about March 2005, I guess, that the guru of Free Software dropped into Hyd. And he told us about the three freedoms. (If you're lost on this, I suggest you search up the GNU website and find out! It's awesome!). I came back to my room, and scrapped Windows. :-)
I'm currently blogging from my laptop(my sweetheart!) which has Fedora Core 4, and Ubuntu 5.10 installed. And I've got solutions so far to everything I've wanted to do! I keep fiddling around with the proc subsystem to check out what's happening to my battery. And run my laptop as a server.
Lets just sum it up to say I love GNU/Linux! Boy, I'm looking forward to Fedora Core 5!!!!!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Every end leads to a new beginning...

What a title, don't you think? I'm feeling mighty proud of it! Well, ok. Let me get down to the topic now... (despite the fact that my feeling of "pride" is taking a temporary halt, only to pop back up, when I finish writing this blog! Just like the topic says!)

First, lets put down fundamentals. A beginning is when something not existing at one instant starts to exist in a successive instant. (Not from the dictionary, so please don't penalise me for it!). An end is when something existing at one instant seizes to exist in a successive instant.

Lets take this blog for instance. It ends after a few lines. Or maybe a few more lines. But it does end. That starts thoughts in your mind, maybe? Or, makes you move to another site. Or makes you post back(please do!).

Life is full of examples of the same. A semester ends. The vacation starts. The vacation ends. The semester starts. Then the semester...(Break!). Then I graduate. Then I go for a job... Or further studies. I hope you get the point.

Now a question arises... what happens after life? Are we stuck on this one? Lets see... I think I should try to define life before proceeding. Scientifically, it's basically a groups of molecules under a set of conditions interacting in a specific way to result in certain features such as growth, reproduction, etc. which we classify as characteristics of life. If any of the conditions isn't satisfied, we state it as lifeless. So when we “die” those characteristics are not being satisfied. However, the molecules are still there. And they are reused by some other organisms which are, so to speak, “living”, and change into another form. Kindly do note here, that I'm speaking at a purely physical level. Leaving out spirituality and metaphysics, and so on. We can leave those for a later blog. ;-).
Now, once they change form, they start new reactions. And, probably, do finally get involved in maintaining life of another form.

If we move yet another step, we could wonder what would happen when the human race gets extinct. I guess you must be following on now and expecting me to justify it by leading to another species. If you're lost, bored or not convinced, you're welcome to comment so. I shall try to cater to your needs in some other blog!

Great! If you're with me so far, we're getting along well! I'll move on to analyse what would happen if the world ends... To move a little fast, let's just check out what might get harder to explain. World... Solar System... Galaxy... Universe... Aha! Universe! There's a tough one! Can we define the end of the universe? Can we define the beginning of the universe? Such a definition doesn't appear to be in existence in the physical world. (Unless you try looking at things at the level of Stephen Hawking!) Hence, I shall postpone such a discussion to a later stage when I am well-versed with such topics. However, it may have no practical implications on our lives, and that was probably the reason general sciences don't delve deep into it.

Another important word to put in here... The reason the above blog appears so simple and valid(at least to me!) is based on the fact that the title itself is very vague! After all, all limits on theorems can be proved only under certain constraints! Remove the constraints, and there is no limit!

Life is Bliss!

Life is Bliss

Times come. And times go.
And I'm the happiest anyone could know.
I walk with a big smile on my face,
With that feeling nothing can replace.
The days are fine, the nights get better.
While I read through my old friend's letter.
After it's over, I gladly blink.
And once again I think...

Of the days we used to test our parent's cool.
Every morning, we'd anxiously rush to school.
And learn the world in that small room.
Come out and watch the flowers bloom.

Of the days we used to run around and play.
Every afternoon, in the old grass field we'd stay.
And enjoy every bit of our mid-day snack.
And happily jogging we'd all come back!

Of the days we went to that old Park Fair.
Every evening, at the old Giant Wheel we'd stare.
And try every ride that we hadn't before.
And spend lots of time at the Cotton Candy store.

Of the days we'd gobble mom's home delicacies.
Every night, at the old family table we'd squeeze.
And end every meal with a delightful dessert.
And drag mom to the room, for a pre-bedtime concert.

Of the days, when daddy would spend the whole day home!
Every Sunday, in the living room we'd all, like nomads, roam.
And play about with toys, and all kinds of games.
And run to dad when we started calling each other names!

And some things don't change, they just stay how they were.
Coz now I'm in college but the distances do blur,
When we go for vacation, and its all just the same.
We're all together again playing that same old game!

Times never change. What can change is us.
Don't waste your time making a big fuss.
Blend your life round to be what it should be.
And you'll always love life, and smile up in glee!