When will people in India stop the nonsensical IIT worship? My *** is a IITian. Big DEAL! So what? For the intellectually challenged nincompoops, I have a message - academic success is not the only criterion for judging a person's intelligence. Going to a prestigious academic institution means nothing more than the fact that one is good at academics, which admittedly is a very good thing but it does not automatically imply anything more.
One of the most intelligent people we have seen for nigh on 20 years is Sachin Tendulkar. He couldn't even pass his 10th standard (or is it that he never cared to? Good of him either way). Was Albert Einstein more intelligent than David Beckham? Some might say Beckham is merely more skilled but then wasn't Einstein too merely 'skilled' at Science? You need intelligence to have skill and my theory is that all persons in this world possess similar level of intelligence - some use that in sport, some in academics, some in art and some just never recognise it.
I'm back in Pune. I arrived on the 27th October and went straight back to work the next day. I've finally got a good group of people to hang out with and have been going out and doing things again. It feels good. If only some opportunities to play sport came up...
I'm on vacation in the UK for three weeks in October. If you're in the U.K., let me know. It'd be nice to catch up for a chat. You could also join me hiking around the Peak District, Lake District or other such areas.
To borrow the title of a song from my OTHER favourite music, The Police, this title seems so apt for the man whose most famous trademark was called the 'Moonwalk'. R.I.P., Michael, the memories of your music through my adolescence shall ever remain embedded in my memory.
I heard about Michael Jackson on the radio on my drive to office this morning and I thought they were pulling some kind of a joke because they didn't seem TOO concerned about it. Its SO unfortunate though. He has always been one of my favourite artists. If you read his story and you read about the struggles he went through to be what he wanted to be, its more inspiring than almost anyone else. Nearly ALL of my first few years of listening to English songs basically meant listening to Michael Jackson.
How I wish, I was there...
I still can't believe this news... it almost seems like a personal loss...he represented our era... the modern music after the shining 70s. Nobody between or after has ever had that kind of charisma. :( His biggest hit, Thriller was released in 1983 which is the year when I was born. His music seems like a part of me, really. Now he's gone and I missed the chance to see him perform live. May his soul rest in peace. I think he was the greatest ever and now both of my most favourite singers are dead... Freddy Mercury and Michael Jackson. Its left to Sting to carry on the light.
Michael Jackson, take a bow. You've entertained the world and far beyond.
"The day follows the night in an eternal cycle" Said to me my mind one night Persevering, not relenting Here I am A clear mind, the day is bright
Call me Guns'. This is my blog. I write here once in a while about what I think of things in this world. I write only because I love to do so. Even more than that, I would love to hear about your opinions. So please leave a comment if you read this stuff.
Thanks and Peace to all...
Can't say I've achieved much in life, so this column is bound to be very brief ! If you ask me about my dreams/aspirations...I'll have to fill up the whole blog with that. If you ask me about opinions, then well...probably the whole SITE !