Happy New Year 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Year 2008 has been a year of a high flying roller coaster ride. A year of stagnation but still a great leap. A year of nihllence but still a year of two greatest milestones I wanted to achieve personally. This is going to be a brand new year, a year of new hopes, a year of new aspirations, a year of new goals and a year of struggle to acheieve them. It a bit to too late to say, but I want it to be another happy new year.

Things I want to Accomplish this year-

1- Loose weight- I really have to start loosing some weight. Life has been very irregular since I have come to pune where sports and exercises are concerned and very very regular where brownies, cakes and sweets are concerned. The bottomline is that because of this I have put on quiet some weight which I need to shed till march. Increase the overall fitness and immunity level by the end of the year.

2- New books- I have took a hit down in my reading habits lately and I need to bring that back upto my last years level of 60-75 books a year.

3- Finances- Manage my finances, cut on free spending I generally do.

4- Reach The Next phase in my career- I have to achieve the next milestone in my career invariably. I have reached a stage where I feel that another year doing the same thing would actually be hindering my long term career path.

5- Call back all of my friends at least once a month- I have been such a lousy and lazy guy, that I alwasy miss to call back my friends. This year I will be regualar and prompt to call all you guys back.

Posted by Prats at 4:18 PM  

The Dark Side of Morality

I have written this post after a long time and is in a state of grief, and shaken trust with what has happened with Satyam. I am not sue if the piece of text is coherent or it makes sense to anyone but the fact is the harder I try to dissociate the closer I find in believing the Joker.

"He is the hero Gotham deserves not the one it needs right now. So we will hunt him, because he can take it. Because he is not our hero, he is the silent guardian, a watchful protector, a Dark Knight.” This quote from the dark knight kept me thinking. Specially, in the light of the statement which Joker made earlier in the movie. “They need you right now, but when they don't they will cash you out like a leopard. Their morals, their code, it is a bad joke, are dropped at the first sight of the trouble they are only as good as world allows them to be. When the ships are down these civilized people will eat each other.”

I feel this statement from the Joker is so true about the real world. The people, their morals and code are just a farce put up to fake a social fabric. When a choice comes between the personal interests and moral codes it’s often the personal interests that survive. The people who actually stick to the moral and codes are the ones who do not have a choice to fulfill their personal interests. But more so they would like someone else to be the protagonist of the morals.

When Gordon says he is the hero Gotham deserves but what it needs right now. So we will hunt him, because he can take it.

And what happens when he cannot? Everyone has a breaking point, what happens when he reaches breaking point? They just disown him and move ahead seeing the other way.

How correct Joker was when he said that the people needed Batman right not, but when they won’t they will cash him out. Let him go down the drain.

When I see the world around me, everyone is pushing each other on the thin lines of morality. Think of what happened at Satyam, they would have been put so many controls and checks over the employee. They forced people to give up their personal life for the greater good of organization, all this because someone sitting at the top was preaching fake morality. I mean who is to be blamed the top honchos, the auditors, or the poor people who never did anything wrong but just got on the wrong side of a hypocrite.

I have a shaken belief on humanity, morality, ethics today. And I think I would believe in another line from Harvey Dent in the same movie-

“The world is cruel and the only morality in the cruel world is chance, unbiased, unprejudiced fair.”

These are four dialogues from the dark knight which made me think in the current age of recession, bankruptcies, frauds and falling moralities that may be morality isn’t the best way to live a life.

“They need you right now, but when they don't they will cash you out like a leopard. Their morals, their code, it is a bad joke, are dropped at the first sight of the trouble they are only as good as world allows them to be. When the ships are down these civilized people will eat each other.”

“He is the hero Gotham deserves not the one it needs right now. So we will hunt him, because he can take it. Because he is not our hero, he is the silent guardian, a watchful protector, a dark knight. “

“Sometimes the truth is not good enough, sometimes people deserve more, and sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded. “

“The world is cruel and the only morality in the cruel world is chance, unbiased, unprejudiced fair.”

Posted by Prats at 1:05 PM  

Back Soon

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I know I have been very very irregular on posting on my blog, I promise that I will be back very soon. I have not been keeping too well lately (not that I am going to die or something, so everyone who owes me any money there is nothing to be too happy about). I also had to go through the process of shifting house again which was stretched over a period of 17 days and 3 places. :-)


A lot of thing has happened and is happening and will be up on the blog soon will be back. 

Posted by Prats at 11:36 PM