POST 2016

Yo people! 

Unlike many, I do not believe that the “About” page in a blog should remain the same. You change as time changes and so dies your personality. So why have the same description for your blog year after year? One year can sure bring about a number of changes in a persons character, living, thinking, habits and what not. Continue to read to find out what has changed and what hasn’t. 

Had an intership. Became a Btech grad. Have a tech job. 

I lost hope in democracy/humanity and gained lot of confidence in hacking after the USA election results were announced.

Last year i spent quite some time bringing myself back to being creative with colors on paper. You can see them here. Its not paint, its oil pastel. There is a difference. And i have an OCD about it. I have an OCD about a lot of things. Anyway, I used to paint before like paintbrush, palette, water, cloth and watercolors -in boxes, in tubes, in glass bottles, in plastic cases. Then i stopped painting. Didn’t do anything other than doodle on my notes now and the. Once, I tried getting back to painting, it was a disaster. Lets leave it at that.

Constantly swinging between “i will stick with hell nos and headphones” and “Let me be social”. W.r.t the former and later, i started the No earphone project. Its not going as good as i hoped it to. *Blimey! So much senseless jabbering all round me*

This one was kinda upsetting and uplifting at the same time. One fine december morning, my cute-little-tiny phone, that i used for 5 long years stopped working. I knew this was gonna come, it still made me sad. I mourned for few weeks, adjust maading with a simple barphone which had noisy ringtones. I was hoping to get the phone repaired. All in vain. Finally i bought a new phone. And its so awesome! Cause this phone is up-to-date with the latest technology, i get to stay connected with all my done-with-basic-degrees-and-now-we-are-scattered-all-over-India friends. I have started to text/bother/irritate the shit out of all my friends -when i am free 😬. Poor people. Warning: I don’t know if i will stop doing that.

Travelling is exhausting. So most of the days i sleep all through the night instead of being awake. I miss staying awake at night enjoying the silence and calm. I make up for it by getting up early in the morning. Its not the same.

Lot of moments last year came down to this : “There are two tragedies in life : one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” – Oscar Wilde

Much of my time was spent in distraction: “Everything distracted me, but most of all myself.” -Patti Smith

This is me, post 2016.

As always.. this is.where.i.rant.

Older men declare war…

“Older men declare war but its the youth who should fight and die.”
-Herbert Hoover

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This seems to be so true in this era where conflict and war is deemed to be absolutely inevitable and it is innocent-mostly the youth-who have to bear the brunt.

The young loose their childhood and innocence at times of conflict to destruction and bloodshed. Horrific, dangerous, life threatening encounters have a huge impact on them and their perception towards life.

Young adults loose their youth to fruitless wars. At the moment when they are filled with enthusiasm and potential to realise their dreams and shape their lives, such unfortunate events seems to leave them morally void, directionless and vulnerable to forces of power.

People might argue that at times like these the country needs the assistance and support of the youth to fight for their nation and be termed as glorious warriors, but it is again the youth who are sought for to get their country back on its feet again. A life lost cannot be gained. With them goes the opportunity of having a better life a better tomorrow. their boundless potentials remain unmapped appear only as a statistic of a dreadful war that took place.