CREATIVITY is to mind what wings are to the sky.
Nothing demands the fledging of wings as the sky.
Nothing demands the fledging of mind as creativity.
CREATIVITY is to mind what wings are to the sky -
The Only SURRENDER.
"Difficult things are easier", that's where
it all started. The 400 words writing was more sating than most
of what I had ever done. It was an astounding self-revelation,
the emotion beyond comprehension or expression. Then it was
"Colour of Death", and then "Off the Body,
Off the Soul" and then, and then.
Words and pictures in collaboration is one of the most cogent
forms of expression, I observed. Thereupon, wording pictures
and picturing words became a ritual - "Paradox",
"Shhh...", "Salvation", "Insatiable",
"Death Service", "The ONLY Colour", "The
Stint", and the many more to come.
The instinctive quotes, the insightful poems, the intangible
emotions, the intelligible thoughts, all had just one thing in
common MY exorbitant pride. "Creativity",
I ordered, "CONQUER mind". The soar was magical, mystical,
profound, immense, complete - "SURRENDER" I was answered,
"is your only choice". WWW.JAYASH.COM is an
Ode to the moments of my surrender to mind.
I, Jayashree am academically, an Electronics and Communication
Engineer and I plan to pursue Mass Communication for my career.
My work experience with Corporate Sector has fixated my interests
in Corporate Communication.
My articles have been published in www.poetry.com,
http://www.vainquer.net, The Cheers, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/journalismonline,
A few of these are interspersed between my "Word Pictures",
and the one flash-animation, below.
The D-day is here. For the first time ever in history of any
world, the stage is set. Precisely 1000 professionals from 'The'
5 universities across the country are positioned in their seats.
Too confident to be tensed, they all know it is do-or-die. There
will be no losers, but only 5 winners. The talented 5, the lucky
5, the qualified 5, the blessed 5, the prepared 5. The next 10
hours will decide their future, and more crucially the fate of
a Nation. As the bell rang, the 5 hour exam commenced and the
nation watched Live.
The 5 hour written aggregates history, geography, technology,
literature, sociology, science, art, political science, sports,
mathematics, entertainment Then there will be the medical examination,
the general interview, the technical interview, the personal
interview, the stress interview, the group discussion, the..
Five will then be short listed. The five will be put to democratic
judgment. The representation, the betting, the campaigning, the
stage shows, the posters, the speeches, the advertisements, the
sponsors all final countdown. Election will follow and
then the result. 'THE ONE' will be of the people, for the people,
by the people - the PRIME MINISTER, the other four his advisory
board. Everything starts with this 5 hours exam.
Trrrrriiiiiiinnnnnnn. The alarm sounded waking me up. It was
a dream. Was it a nightmare or a revelation I pondered, if all
the politically involved were to take up a test, a simple aptitude
and attitude test, how many will clear it? It is definitely impractical
to choose the prime minister of a nation based on an exam. But,
how ludicrous is it to conduct qualifying exams to enter politics?
'A university degree does not impart any special ability to
lead masses. Anyone eligible to vote is eligible to contest for
an elective post'. And so is anyone eligible to live, is eligible
for the best of education. Then why aren't everyone admitted
in IIMs? The demarcation indicates as winners, not those groomed
to rule, but designed to lead. It might be inappropriate to compare
the management science with the political science, but in what
sense? Responsibility, critical decision taking, handling die-hard
situations, logical reasoning, strategic planning, presentation
skills, people, material and money management, competition assessment,
futuristic insight or what else!!!
There may be a million reasons - political, jurisdictional,
constitutional and personal, as to why there should not or need
not be a competitive exam to qualify for politics, but there
is just one reason as to why there should be one 'To Design
a Better Tomorrow'. A doctor without 5 years of medical schooling
is no doctor, an engineer without 4 years of engineering schooling
is no engineer, a lawyer without 3 years of law schooling is
no lawyer nature commands that every rule should have an
exception. May be that's why we have one POLITICIAN!!!
Big Men Make Small Compromises
There are moments in life when we look at somebody and say,
"He is what I wanted to be". Be it Sachin or Elvis
or your class topper. It is very natural and healthy to feel
so especially when our career grounds are to be laid. Everybody
assays but not many make it to the top.
Success is more of a journey than a destination, demanding
time, tide and talent. The secret of success is practically unveiled
in all motivation books and seminars. While the formulae are
different, the results converge at perspiration and perseverance.
What go unsaid are the simplest, yet the most efficient tips
That 1-degree of separation, between the men who land on stars
and those on the moon, is the small-unseen compromises that they
readily make. Going to the top does not mean sleepless nights,
but conquering the 5 minutes of sleep after the alarm. Success
is not the harvest of doing nothing else but working, it takes
doing everything else with work as the backdrop. Ideas and solutions
need not necessarily be devoted as table work, but should be
allowed to flash anytime, while we eat or walk or bathe. It is
even said that greatest of ideas spark in lavatory! Living the
dream realizes it.
Achievers were not trouble free; personal, pecuniary and social,
they had it all, just that they shed it before envisioning their
purpose. Problems are a handicap only to people who do not know
the meaning of hurdle. And most essentially, as Vivekananda stated,
"Concentrate on the game, not on the trophy". The trophy
may be tempting, but it is the game that requires a strategy.
Success is an attitude of mind. When the mind is the aggressor,
it certainly commands caliber. While the big secrets get focused,
the small ones often go unnoticed. Mastering these basics is
one definite prodigious step. It is true, big men make small,
yet, judicious compromises.
Difficult Things Are Easier
Life is a paradox. The saddest truth is most of us either
do not realize it or we are afraid to accept it and so only a
few live their purpose. Longing to beat the odds to conquer life
has carried humanity through its long history, though the methods
have changed nowadays.
Taking a closer look, it is disturbing to note that even the
basic truths are at stake. Everything ever made has a purpose
of its own. While technology played its share, the fact that
the difficult things are being made easily available, at the
cost of the purpose, can not be overlooked.
Every eagle has its own sky to conquer, to spread its wings,
and soar high, beyond the horizon, far to the acme of success.
The power, the glamour, the esteem and the magnificence
all go with it, as long as the eagle has the courage to lose
sight of the ground. Their mere survival is a challenging trek.
And then, there are the chicks, confined to a farm, away from
harm, quacking is all that it takes to get fed on time. No fighting,
no flying and no fearing. Working against nature's ways is probably
the most difficult route to success, but the one most of us find
at ease. While the techno-farm can feed us fat on time, it certainly
curbs natural genius. Why the eagles are becoming obsessed with
quacking, when their world is there for the taking, still remains
We are environed with questions. We tend to barge into all
possible doors to resolve the maze of life. It is not just a
philosophical assertion that WE are the answers. We forget to
knock the door of our spirit, where all keys are secured. We
somehow make time to search the entire cosmos except our souls.
It is of course a lifelong adventure, mysterious and misleading
at times, yet the easiest way to conquer the world is by conquering
self. Cryptically, most of us stick to the difficult path.
Nature made rules; man made them rigid. Nature preached survival,
man made it a struggle. When the truth of nature got manipulated,
somehow the difficult ways got projected as the easier ones.
Since then, most of us clung to that, without the slightest idea
of how easy and rewarding it is to pursue OUR PURPOSE,
the so called ruffian. Indeed, life is a paradox.
THE Unconscious Sin
Imagine watching horror movies continuously for about a week
- Mornings, possibly in afternoons and in the evenings. All varieties
Evil Dead, Exorcist, Nightmare on the Elm Street, The haunted,
The Psycho and many, many more. Any language, any cast, any story,
any production, any direction, but only one restriction
it should all be gory.
With all done, it is very human if we find the branches calling
our name, the bed jerking, face impressions on the wall, and
every time the stomach hurts, we say 'It is all in my mind, only
I can control it..'
But then if we continue watching it for say about a lifetime,
we would be so accustomed to the trees calling our name that
we would not die of shock even if they do call us sometime, for
real. Sounds fantastic!!!
Thanks to the various media programme which are mentally tuning
us to this frequency. Looking beyond what we see, it is definitely
not a conscious crime, but could it be an unconscious sin?
Violence is in fashion, immorality in vogue, technology in
the making, freaking out is status, patience is outdated, money
is nothing, spending means everything, dying to live; living
to exist - today's world is not a heaven to exhibit. But projecting
the damnation how far does that help?
With hundreds of serials, mega-serials, around the corner,
it will not be fair if I discuss one or two, but irrespective
of language the rule seem to hold good. I often wonder, is it
me or is it that these stories are meant for tears and illwill?
The coincidence is too obvious to be obscure - most of these
stories are negative implications with women as protagonists.
(Hey feminists, I hold no relevance between the gory and these
Just as horror relates to phantoms, these stories relate to
tears and illwill. If watching horror for a time would inflict
phantoms, it is plausible that watching these shows for a time
would inflict illwill. Logic!!! Assuming the truth that these
stories are personification of real life, watching them over
and over again will make us mentally obsolete of the intensity,
just as watching of horror movies would impact. Logic!!! Getting
accustomed to a nightmare and drain the fear is wow!!! But habituating
these illwill and draining real emotions does not make a human.
Well at this pace it is quite possible in some time, say a
century or so, when our neighbourhood is bombed, we might just
call out "Won't you keep your volume down"
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