Sunday, November 15, 2009

Special Group discussion on Arranged vs. Love Marriage

Dated- May 31st, 2009
Today, I finally got the chance to take part in a group discussions at my institute, and it was definitely one of its kind.. We had a very interesting topic in "arranged marriage vs. Love marriage.. Naturally i was ready 2 support love marriage evn though m nt rly d marriage type.. Which is perhaps why our director put me in d arranged marriage group.. Evn aftr thinking 4 ovr 2 days and browsing d net time n again, i cudnt find anything useful enuf 2 spk.. Not surprisingly, i had atleast 15 counter arguements 4 evry defense of dt traditional system.. And dis feeling ws only mutual thruout our group.. Evryone either supported love marriages or live-ins.. Nevertheless, using improbable n hypothetical situations, we tried 2 prove our point.. Bt d highlight ws clearly d way our aspiring lawyer Radhika spoke, with reason, with statistics, with logic n with precision.. Evn though sm1 as impudent n loud as Varun dint rly let her speak.. Our director also put questions 2 us regularly n made us all think.. But my mind never changed; I am all the way for a marriage and a love marriage only!!!

The 6th inter-school personality contest at St. Xavier's Rajniwas Marg, Delhi.

Dated- August 23rd, 2009
As d title goes, I am refering to d personality contest at st. xaviers senior secondary school. To start with, I'll only say that it was all vry slow, and all d time I ws waiting 4 things to hpn.. Lets begin wid d skul itslf. Reputed to b one of d city's bst skuls, Xaviers hs probably d bst infrastructure dn any odr skuls n dt includes Monfort n St. Columbus! I lvd der auditorium, dey hv a dress circle n a balcony nt 4gting a separate voice control room! It felt like I hd cum 2 watch an opera or ballet at Broadway! Then der students wr nice n friendly too evn though d audience ws prty critical n impatient.. I mst say, my heart goes out 4 all d participants; each of them wr fantabulous, special and worth an applause! I hd lots 2 lrn thruout d rounds esp wn d judges asked us questions, n wn we hd 2 portray a talent! Basically, it ws all abt confidence and self-belief, and d winner ws full to d brim wid both des features.. Humor? Yeah, dt ws smthing wich i had my share of.. Bt dt is anthr story altogether!! :)

The End, is Only The Beginning..

Most of us are very sad, despondant and dismal when we lose something or something goes away from us. Okay! Not most of us, but all of us. After all, who likes to leave a cherished moment with some body we like or with something we love? Naturally, such situations bring out our weaker and emotional sides.
However, this is only because we often fail to realise that with each ending, starts a new life, a new beginning ; with every end, a new world is born. When we part from someone, we are solitary for a couple of hours, but only to realise later that it happened only for good. Let me get my point with the help of a situation.
A few months ago, there was a major fire at our house, in the electricity box. It occured at around 3 am in the morning. My mother woke us all up with smoke pouring inside the house; We all had been startled and ran towards the door as soon as we realised wherer all the smoke was coming from. Like a wild fire, all people of the building were woken up; a gent from the adjacent buliding called for a fire-brigade and another guy called the nearest police control room. After several futile attempts to douse the fire, we finally succeeded in our mission. Even though nothing in the house was destroyed, but the electric meters were all burnt, and all that was left of them was some sticky black ash. We spent the night talking about the incident, as we all were unable to sleep, thanks to both our adrenaline rushes and the dirth of electricity in the buliding. The next morning, officers of NDPL replaced the meters with shiny new ones and life was back to normal once again. Everything was cleaned up, though the remains of the burnt plastic meters refused to go.
A few days back when I was up early in the morning, thanks to my exams, I noticed that water had been flowing from our plants to the electric meter boxes. After further inspection, my discoveries were astonishing! I found out that this water had been leaking to the very place where the sticky black ash lay. Moreover, there were tiny plants growing out of it!!! BAffled, as to how burnt plastic could bear plants, I inspected the burnt remains and found out that by mistakee, some plant soil had mixed with it. Then, I got the plot.
The burnt plastic had acted as a natural fertiliser to the plant, the plant soil gave it a base, and there it was, growing day by day!!
This incident taught me a very important lesson; that no matter how big our losses are, no matter how much at times we lose, there is always a new beginning in each and every end. People die each day, and people are born everyday. New things are discovered every day, and older things go extinct daily. This is the way of nature, the cycle of life, where one thing replaces the other, and thus life on Earth goes on and on, and on......