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Two Little Birds On A Tree.


Two little birds perched on the tree
squeaking and tweeting all the time
nothing to frighten the to a flee
spent the morn happily with good chimes.

Their happiness continued till the noon
when suddenly a thunder struck with a loud sound
The little birds shivered in fright and swooned
and there was a great downpourtwo-little-birds all around.

Short while after the little ones revived
Shrugging their feathers of the moisture
they still hung close to their hive
looking down at the land below in discomfiture.

To their horror found a monkey climbing over
quivering they tried to fly down with effort
Once they got down they went in a hover
to a nearby tree expecting a good support.

Whether they found themselves secure or not is not our look out?
Wherever we turn the theory of the survival of the fittest is in the run.
Restricting not only man but also birds and animals all in the way out
Power, strength, money and greed play the fixtures taking turns.

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The Beast in Man.


 

Goodness in you,

If turned away

If pushed below,

Capacitates the beast in you.

 

Kindness in you,

If  tossed away,

If rejected  through,

Enables the beast in you.

 

Love in you,

If deviated away,

If blown blue,

Enforces the beast in you.

 

Mercy in you,

If   diverted away,

If bade adieu,

Evolves the beast in You.

 

The beatitude in you.

If  held in sway,

If  expressed true,

Preserves the angel in you.

 

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Right to Information


An interesting thread which is going around the financials zone is the insider trading. Raj Rajaratnam has amassed wealth through this tip of .

He made $9 million dollars based on Google Inc’s earning expectation in 2007. He traded on the insider tip-off that the revenue would be below the expectation.

The probe in Galleon case is expanding ,as the Federal prosecutors have sent subpoena to a former employee of  SAC capital advisors. It seeks trading records from Richard Grodin, who let SAC in 2004.

The news is bewildering and sends wrong signals across the world of investments.The Right to information act has to be made use of in a forceful manner to get the truth out of the insider information  trading.

A small time investor ,who follows the market, who reads the reports, who testifies on the PE ratio, who  then invests in a particular stock , is deprived of his fortune  by this dubious , daring , hedge fund managers.

Concluding, it is always the innocent and upright who face the music.

Where to find the truth behind this non public information?

How to trace out the fact behind the insider tip of?

 

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Amused And Bemused.


 I was amused and bemused at the same time.The two verbs may appear similar , but certainly carry a distinctive meaning. Amusement is  a distraction, is a light pastime, is an entertainment. More so , it is something frivolous and funny

Bemused is a confusion of many contradictory ideas,  is a mixed up feeling ,is a bewilderment,. More so , it is something perplexing and stunning. Well, the incident which provoked the kindred feelings of  foolishness and cluelessness is the behaviour of   my legal counsels .  I say it in plural   legal counsels, because I refer to two of them , one fromIndia and  the other from  abroad. Both of them , in my case preached what they did not practise.

The Indian lawyer  has a wide and deep knowledge , but shows a high handedness in dealing with his clients. He dislikes  queries. He requires a thorough submission to his arguments. Doubts or queries are totally out of context in his directions. He  affirms a preordained solution to the case he is going to take up, and prepares his points accordingly. The client, a person with a sort of deep analysis of the circumstances, more so like me , cannot be a dumb spectator to his fancies. He , when  faced with a little opposition , looses his temper which   is truly a sign of intolerance and a significance of pride. The case ,which he argued got a slight beating . He was ruffled by the judge’s rejoinder. This  episode provoked me most. An uncanny negligence to the client’ request was an irritating approach. it certainly bemused me. I derived amusment when his child like prattle received a derogatory remark by the learned Judge.

His counterpart abroad, is a senior counsel, mostly handling cases pertaining to property disputes. The clintele of this worldy wise lawyer are a group of Indians , who have faith in his age than  inhis wisdom. This group relied on his peculiar concept of settling the dispute on the basis of  majority  rather than on the  fundamentals   of merit.To him majority is a gospel . Merit is secondary. His hypothesis runs lik this. if in a family , which has four siblings, and if three of them conjoin together , with disturbing parameters , with non con firming ethics ,the lone fourth man is out of the game, however much his  side be thronged with  credits and  propound a collective justifiable issues. The three siblings , would have combined  for reasons best known to them . The learned lawyer,  stoops to the level of the majority, just because he can  earn a relevant  revenue .  This counsel is a butt of amusement , as he plays on the fiddle of ignorance of his clients and keeps his coffers full, and is a source of bemusement ,  as his impressions and movements   predict confusion and lack justice.

Politics is the last reort of scoundrels , goes the maxim. What about lawyers?

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Something -Indian Definition


Something  is a common word used by all of us to denote a relative term, an unidentified product, an experience that calls for no attention,a feeling that cannot be described, an incident that is unimportant and finally a feigned connotation for an idea that is beyond comprehension.The Indian definition of this simple is entirely different from the dictionary meaning.  The word itself gets an  absolutely  varied hue and complex design that is beyond comprehension.

Well, coming to the point, “something “is nothing but the extras  that is linked with accomplishments. To put it more clearly, it is a bargain behind the scene, an underhand transaction , an under the table dealing.This “something” enables a free smooth passage to a conclusiion of tasks in the government  offices. It expediates the passing of papers and approval of projects in banks and financial institutions. It snatches an admission in an educational institution of repute, leaving the meritorious in poor shape.It also facilitates procuring a ticket in the trains, which is the most popular mode of transport in India. It provides an easy entry into the temples . Worshipping the Lord is also not spared by this “something”. The more ‘something’ , you give the proximity to God  becomes close.The judiciary , also succumbs to this defiend “something”The more you part with the more you gain . This is the simple hypothesis , the Indians, the Indian Government, the Indian bureaucracy, the Indian education system , the Indian financial set up, and the religious  departments adopt.

It looks funny. It seems to be amusing . It is intangible. It is a practice that is followed all throughout the country in great unanimity. The ancient country , known for its rich culture, enviable heritage, and a land of hundreds of languages, varied religions, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Jains, and Buddhists, with a  thoroughbred caste system , and with extreme dissimilarity in customs and culture, is virtually unified in accepting “something “to make things work. It is blatant bribery in pretension. It is a blackmark  to the Indian governance. It is equally a deridingsymptom that should be eschewed by the Indian community. 

The cry may seem to be out of box thought. It may appear insensible and ridiculous . It may designate an unappealing enumeration. But it has to be deployed to enrich the credibility  of the country

 

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I- Random Check


Born as a child to someone,

Referred as  a spouse of someone,

Became a mother to someone,

Upgraded as grandmother by someone,

I know not,

Who am I?

 

 

Some call me tough,

Some  speak of me as proud,

Some address me as exact,

Some point  me as different,

I know not ,

What  am I ?

 

Few feel I am detached,

Few express I am distinct,

Few share I am coy,

Few remark I am invincible,

I know not ,

How I appear?

 

I stray as I like,

I work as I wish,

I   think as I believe

I conclude as I decide.

I know not ,

Where I go?

 

I seldom gossip,

I rarely enquire,

I  keenly observe,

I subtly withdraw,

I know not,

When I sleep?

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Poetry In Wood


Poetry elucidates the finer feelings. It is an intoxicating form of literature.The emotions take a gush. The sentiments erupt in velocity. The innate strength accrues a formidable presence in this form of art. The liberal fixtures of poetry gives a freedom of expression and an assuaging tempo to the versification. The rhythm ,and the rhyming notes add enchanting notation to poesy.

Recently , I  came across a wooden marvel. It was a set of mother of pearl furniture. It was nothing but grand. It was something but chaste. It was everything ,encompassing glossary of terms that refer to beauty.The charm was exuberant.The inlaid work , depicted  a peacock dancing daintily  unfurling  its feathers.It was arealistic imagery.

Wordsworth entered a trance when he saw  nature in its glory. The green pastures amidst a mountainous background , beneath the soft blue sky , took him in a swayMore or less , I was subjected to such an experience, though in no way I can compare myself with the great Nature poet. The peacock imagery , was supplemented by the flowery ensemble . The flowers were in a golden hue and the stems which held the flowers were in a silvery shine. The  portrayal was so natural , that the mere glimpse of this  enrapturing exhibit made the heart throb with joy. The sleek workmanship, the choice of wood, the graceful presentation  were sufficient to arouse the soul to transcendetal level.The  size of the exhibits were of  exquisite proprtion , neither too massive nor too small. The heavy structure appears  jarring and the tiny one looks appalingly short of natural existence.The dis played set was a blend of  grace, beauty and harmony , poetry is an aesthetic formulation of metre , rhythm and intonation.

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Lessons From The Past.


Learn from your elders,listen to your elders, and live like your elders are the three principles to be  followed by modern day youth to regenerate Nature.

A quarter of a century back , the intensity of life , was immense that each and every happening was twined with Nature. The fashion of plastic , the usage of polythene bags, the disposable polyurethane cups , and plates  had not come into existence.

Each house had earthen pots and large brass vessels to store water.Shopping bags were made of cloth or jute. Large quantities were bought in sacks woven with jute. Cement was packed in a special categorised sack,also of jute. Cups and saucers were of chinaware,or glass, which when broken or when they become too old could be thrown out ,as they were easily degradable. or made of metal like stainless steel, which could be recycled

In parlours and hotels banana leaves  were used to serve food, and other side dishes were served in cups made of palm leaves . They were in course of time replaced by stainless steel plates , cups and tumblers. The plates , cups and tumblers were cleaned and reused. The banana  leaf culture, I understand was the best proposition , as it needs no cleaning, just dumping into the garbage and shoved over. This incurred less or nil water consumption. Another additional benefit was the cleaning efficiency need  not be supervised.

There was store of such vessels in almost every household, as they were required for marriages and other big functions. After every celeberation, the lady of the house , saw to it that all the cooking utensils, serving dishes,were cleaned thoroughly not once but thrice, dried with huge towels, kept in  bright sunshine , then meticulously arranged in the store rooms. After keeping them in order,long pieces of cloth were spread over them to keep away the dust and mites.

There was also a big chest of drawers , filled with carpets , that were used during the weddings. They were ordered to fit the halls of the houses, the raised platforms or thinnais . The colours and designs were matching to the flooring and the paint of the wall, where they were spread. The characteristic peculiarity of each family was illustrated in the combination of colours, in the weaving of designs, and in the selection of utensils. They were a phenomenal array of grace ,distinctive display of choice and  an exposition of chaste  , beautiful illustrations. Once the function got over, these carpets , rugs  were brushed with assiduous attention, with a wet cloth first , then with a dry one, then laid bare to the sun for a few hours. This exposure to the sun acted as a disinfectant . Finally they are folded , and placed in the chest of drawers specially made for them.

These regularities have become   an anachronism in the fast world. Now , we can hire carpets, pillows . rugs, utensils, and even procure ready made food without igniting the stove. This is surely a degradation , not only of nature , but also of self .Using things again and again, that too utilised by the majority pose a severe threat to health.

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Pathos , Logos, Ethos


The disappearance of the Air France plane with 250 passengers on board is  an event of colossal tragedy . The plane was in excellent condition, the pilots were experienced and no snag was found during the take off, yet it is not visible. We fear the worst.The kith and kin are awaiting an official announcement. The play of emotions evolve a mental mindset, impressing that the inevitable has to happen. We gape in awe , and mumble that nothing is in our hands. Everything perfect has turned  into a  collapse of evacuation, a tumble down of rehearsals and a dithering error.

The visit of Obama to  Saudi Arabia is primarily to repair the relationship with that part of the planet.He will discuss mid east peace with the Saudi king at Riyadh.He will also seek support  over the nuclear standoff. The President feels that this is an important opportunity to seek important business He wants to build a moderate alliance with the Muslim nations.This is a logical attempt of Obama to tighten the ties with Saudi , thus enabling a moderate hand shake with the Muslim nations. Saudi has imported$12.5 million of goods from U.S and exported $54.8 million worth of oil.Trade and peace go together.

The  Undocumented immigrants of U.S constitute 26% of the total foreign born population.They  include  Mexicans, Latin Americans,Asians , Europeans, and Canadians.The costs , delays and inefficiency in processing the visa application and work permits have contributed to the increase in illegal immigration.This is a perennial  problem and an extensive error to be reconciled. The deportation  is had to work out, the punishment  to the illegal migrants is  difficult to pronounce, the ordeals suffered while trying to creep in , while attempting to escape from law are horrendous , and the opportunities in work and education is  difficult to be allotted , as they have no valid documents, The children of this unlawful population are the most hit , for no fault of them.

Such ways  the main forms of rhetoric ,affect the persuasion of the day to day issues of life. Literature and its forms   depict the natural occurrences with an  addition of flavour and spicy spread out.

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A structure Of Blood and Bricks


Building , in the literal sense is constructing a house, factory, a mall  etc. Building , otherwise infuses a variety of interpretations . Beautiful outfits, finest architecture, elegant constructions, charming edifice , highest reputation, systematic discipline, full fledged industries  are a few enclosures that rake up our attention.

The exquisite apparels and intelligent ventures are to be addressed with core deliberation and calm directions. A legacy  has to be passed on uninterruptedly to generations , without any spoilage and  devastating usage. A house that keeps the life going , is not only made of stones and bricks, mortar and sand, wood and iron. It holds the nerves and sinews of generations, the blood and passion of the people who occupied it, the feelings and desires of the inhabit ants  both living and dead. This has to assume the foremost concern of the present dwellers. They should respect the sentiments , and live accordingly. They should not pave the way to destruction, by entering into feuds, into self motivated ordeals, into slaying the spirit that has been imbibed by the concrete structures. Rebuffing the other stakeholders, sitting pretty on the space, adding incongruous structures , unmindful of the co habit ants , are the most committed crimes , that could be compared to distasteful ,foul , contemptuous direction.

Man is a degree above animals , because of his reasoning power. The lack of this analytical prowess is a depressing dilemma . The contributor to this negative cuppa ,gleefully basks in the limelight, while the receiver of this different catalogue , shivers in the dark.It is a usual therapy , that a saintly disposition suffers a trauma . This bad sojourn , is only a trial , only a test to find out the invincibility of truth. The righteous will find a reward in the final stage, while the wreck-less , ruthless, practise will be a source of glamour at the immediate appointment,  but would shovel deep into the plasma of irrevocable misery.