Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Meet Elite Leaders From Across The Globe

Oh! if only I were a "Student" now...
Anyway for all folks who wish to visit Switzerland once in their lifetime, here is good chance. Just that you have to become a writer, a Presenter or a Movie-maker and get your act together till Feb 2.
The topic is fairly simple [Need my help ? :)] - “Global Capitalism – Local Values”. Check out further details
here.
For the more interested: it's a part of the events in the annual
Symposium at St. Gallen University, Switzerland.



Catch: You shouldn't be too old to be born before 1978...You are simply too mature then. :)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

...Saying GoodBye Before Hello.

Isn't how true you should always be,
To make them believe in all of you...
Like you should run a nifty marathon,
To prove you can walk alone a long mile.

Or maybe even shed hidden tears of fate,
To show you can be intrinsically humane,
Or perhaps laugh loud at yourself to testify
That you can get little smile on some faces...

Did you know, you'll be so wrong about them,
Who meet each other and don't utter a word,
But lie through their eyes and in their smiles -
A crack in ice, a set of rolling dices in disguise.

They stand close but are thousand miles distant
In their thoughts - tied by blinkered anticipation,
And tired feelings, separated by years of sadness,
And its like a meeting to say Goodbye before Hello.

And did you know, you'll see it all through eyes,
But feel the grief much before you'll meet them,
Since they'll depart with a convincing shake-hand,
Much sooner than your memories of the meeting can.

And so finally some part of you has been lost all forever,
In bits of domesticated and crippled sentiments...Frozen
By now - And you try not to lose light in your eyes again...
Or should you just try hard not to be so true to them again?

These lines are for some of my friendships with not-called Friends - old and new, who have left a void in me. I don't know what to do with them and the shallow feelings now, probably forgetting is near impossible for me. Shouldn't there be any Collateral in some Friendships :)...

...or a windscreen cleaner to wipe the slate clean.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

"I Want To Be A..."

Imagine when you were at the age of 12, you were uniformly questioned what you wanted to be in Life. So naively aspiring we are at that age isn't it. It's like picking out your favorite color balloon from the only visible part of the bunch that your eyes can see...
I (we) actually did the same with the group of kids that we mentor at the NGO we are involved in for quite a while now. Here's how the aspirations look at that age:

I was kind of transfixed to everything cribbed on this paper...so I scanned it and bought it here :) We've planned to make the necessary roadmap for the kids and provide them the wherewithal for all of these innocent ambitions. Lets see how far we can go along and make us useful to these kids.