Behind the Great Wall

From Chennai to Shanghai – a quick recap of what happened before I forget it all!

It is now two weeks since I left the sanctity of my home and decided to pursue something new. The plan was on for almost two to three months but I admit the final set of events was triggered at an alarming pace! It was on a Wednesday that I was driving my vehicle to a very familiar work place, in the blissful December weather of Chennai, set to do tasks that I had grown comfortable to and chat with friends who are really close to me; and by the very next day I was told to be prepared to change it all quite soon and come Friday I was all set to travel!

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Nothing But The Truth

Can the lies hide when truth goes hunting?

Remember this:

When truth decides to speak out,
It leaves nothing unanswered.
Like the sun wiping out darkness,
It clears your doubts and calms your soul.

When lust and greed surround you,
When temptation lures you to dusk,
Take a look around and relax.
Truth walks just by your side.

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What Is Normal?

Why do we end up defining normality – always?!

I was just wondering if we have been taught to follow what is normal. I wonder who sets the rules. Who tells us what is good/ bad, correct/ incorrect, normal/ abnormal?

The problem is, at that age when we are taught all this, we don’t even have the option of raising a doubt. Either we are too afraid or we don’t even know what it means to raise our voice. We are just taught to impress others by doing the same things that everyone “normally” does. Anything contradictory will mean

  1. You are a revolutionist – a pain in the ass for our parents.
  2. You are a born idiot – looked down like a worm by other kids.

And fear is instilled to us, even as they teach us not to be afraid of anything. Our creativity is not encouraged if it is contrary to the “general human” norms. Lets take a small example, shall we:

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