LoveWins, Oh but really?

In a significant judgement, the Supreme Court of the US has recognized the equal status of its LGBT citizens. It’s nice to see people offering their support by various means. There is so much positivity, hope, warmth shown all around in the social media. But how much of it is genuine? Is India ready for such a change? Are Indians willing to accept such a reform wholeheartedly? All I had to say about this were 5 things, as tweets.

Status updates, profile pic changes, etc are good and give a positive feel, but how many actually support LGBT wholeheartedly? (1)

Constitutions, courts can give mandates, but it’s up to the people to overcome prejudices! (2)

Talking about India, when just tweeting about gay things can fetch rude, ‘well-wisher warning’ messages, miles to go ahead!¬†(3)

Anyway, people judge, hate, love, accept according to their capabilities but one leads their own lives ūüôā Smile and cheers!¬†(4)

Finally, plant rights didn’t make me a plant, hence gay rights won’t make me gay! Thanks and sorry for the ranting-tweeting spree!¬†(5)

Hope i’m clear headed and have summarized my thoughts.

Again emphasizing that there is so much positivity, love and warmth all around. Wishing and praying that it lasts genuinely forever and Love Wins always. Union of souls is beyond the spectrum of gender, orientation, religion, caste, creed, *whatever differences have been created by humans* and we have a long way to reach there!

P.S. Supporting gayness doesn’t make me gay (if i’m not already, actually ūüėČ ) And the term gay actually means happiness (if you don’t know already) Special cheers!

Cheers

God Bless

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Maggi Muddle

The latest raging discussion is about the Maggi noodles issue; that it contains lead, and some other unsafe substances. <for your reference>

Maggi noodles is (was) supposed to be the favourite food of a vast majority of Indians in the past decade, including me. And all I can say now is that, this company has lost the trust of this vast majority!

And sharing my experience of how this company lost my trust!

I started indulging in Maggi noodles, somewhere when I was 8-9 years old, and it was instantly one of the best food¬†i’ve ever tasted. And having noodles was a weekly routine. At times, many times in a week.

After few years, I used to get stomach ache immediately after eating this noodles. It happened more than once, and too insignificant to be considered as coincidental also. But I hid this fact from my parents, because they cared for me! If they knew that food item causes health issues in me, even the name of it would be banned from my home. I feared it, and I thought some tasty thing is more important than my health. The stomach aches continued, but vanished, maybe after few months. Probably my system got accustomed to it.

Later, there were rumours that this noodles contained wax over it, which is harmful too. It was then my mother came up with this idea of boiling the noodles in a separate container, strain it (so that the wax is removed) and then cook it again with the masala packet provided! Never did anyone come up with the thought of replacing Maggi with any of the other (better or worse) brands.

The one which I cooked, adding the ingredients on my own. But missed monosodium glutamate, and whatever wasn’t mentioned on the packet

It became more than a comfort food, and having a bowl of self-cooked Maggi noodles on a rainy evening was more than an heavenly experience! I even bragged over my ‘achievement’ of recreating the Maggi masala on my own from scratch, by glancing over the ingredients on the packet. Guess what, I had missed lead, monosodium glutamate and God (probably Nestle too) knows what else i’ve missed to ‘enhance’ its taste.

The ‘2-minutes’ affair is a known fake thing, but no one bothered about the time standards. When I started¬†maintaining a good diet, I was warned that noodles contains ingredients that does not good, but I choose to ignore them.

And now, glaring reports all over the country, over the substances present in Maggi noodles. Have they misused the fame people has given them? Or have the people misplaced their trust? Or it is both, and something more?

This isn’t an isolated case of me, but many other guys out there. We had a trust over this brand, and it is shattered into several pieces! And the reputation of other brands are also at stake (i’m hoping the skeletons from others to tumble out too)

All I get reminded now are..Choose wisely, One cannot fool, all the time and one cannot get fooled, all the time! 

Cheers

God Bless

Empathize

Thinking from other’s perspective¬†

Empathy is the word which defines thinking from other’s perspective. Of late we are all taught/preached to think from other’s perspective too, in order to understand the their actions, situations and also the functioning of the world.¬†

Thinking from other’s perspective is definitely a good thing. It helps us to see a broader horizon, put ourselves in other’s shoes, widen our mind, understanding the situation and problem of our fellow beings, be a better human, and so on. ¬†

But what is the extent to which we can think in other’s perspective? Is there a limit to be empathetic?¬† Is there a ‘list’ for whom we must empathize, and one for those who we mustn’t? If such list exists, who defines them? What are the standards to define them? Or simply saying WHAT IS THE STANDARD TO EMPATHIZE? ¬†

This question has been running in my mind for a good long time, and more severely after the latest horrific terrorist incidents across the hemispheres.  

If we think from the terrorist’s point of view, the actions that they’ve done are correct and justified too! But a civilized person like me and you (a hope my blog isn’t that interesting for a terrorist and wouldn’t be reading this) can never approve of this.¬†

I don’t know if anyone sane would vouch for a ‘thinking from a terrorist’s point of view’ (there are the trp hungry media, publicity hungry media persons and power hungry politicians) And the perspective of my mind isn’t broad (or narrow) enough to accommodate the thought that would justify the brutal acts of terrorists.¬†

Of course there are two sides for every coin, and two views of every story. But which of it can even validate the shedding of innocent blood? Or my way of thinking does not approve of it, and yours too! 

Yes, we need to think from the view point of others’. There is so much of conflict, misunderstanding just because we don’t do that. Our thoughts may or may not align with that of others. It’s good if it does, and also good if it doesn’t. A single flower is beautiful and a bouquet is more beautiful. Similarly if a single thought can be good, multiple thoughts are better.¬†

Regarding the questions that are posted earlier, God has gifted us with the extra sense and it is up to us to use it, wisely! 

Let me know your thoughts too ūüôā¬†

Cheers 

God Bless 

We are different.,

Consider two different scenarios…

Scenario 1

X: Hey, you are different from me

Y: No, you are different from me

X: Whatever, we both are different. We need to fight!

 Scenario 2

A: Hey, We both seem to be different

B: Wow! Yes. There is so much of difference between us

A: Come, let’s learn our differences and celebrate it!

Scenario 2 seems great, but unfortunately it is Scenario 1 that is more common and widespread on our planet. So called ‘civilized’ people fight over or hate each other, just because of the differences that exist between them.

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