Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Past, Present & Future

“One of the most brilliant and astounding topics to talk about is the ‘Time’”

This is how the teacher started the class when she planned to teach her students something related to time.

She proceeded, “You all know why? Nobody knows the answers for questions regarding time that begin with ‘where, when, who and what’. Because, noone knows what lies in their future. Nobody remembers everything that happened in their past. Nobody knows when exactly the universal time started. Nobody knows…..hmmmm” She gave a slight grin at Mickey who was munching something.

Mickey immediately realized from the sudden silence of the teacher that something has gone wrong in the class. In an attempt to hide all those left outs inside the draw, he spilled the water in his water container on the floor.

The teacher, at the pinnacle of her anger, asked him to stand up and explain to the class what he had been doing all these time when she was spending all her precious time explaining about time. Teacher reacted “What was going on there when I was struggling here to push something into all the 32 heads?” Mickey, with a low voice replied “Ma’am, I was doing something to understand time” Teacher responded “Oh. Okay. Can you tell us how?” .Sarcastic. The smart kid spontaneously started off with an explanation “You see. It’s indeed an interesting and astounding topic like you said” Teacher “Come on dear. Explain it.” Again, she had a sarcastic tone. Mickey decided to take a chance and started speaking out “Ma’am, I go with you completely for your statement which was ‘Nobody knows about their future and nobody remembers everything that happened in their past. Everything is fine. I was thinking over it”.

He continued “In the past, I never knew that in the future, which is my present now, I’ll be eating in your class. Now, at present, which was my future in the past, I didn’t expect a teacher to question me for eating in the class. I’m really not scared of being punished in the future for, I would be punished which would become my present in the short future and becomes my past as soon I suffer it. I’m so confident about the future since I know what you would have decided to do with me in the future at present which would be my past in the future and I’m so confident that it would soon become the present, which is the future at this moment, and it would soon turn out to be my past. I even wonder if I could repeat what happened in the past, which is also the past at present, in the future, then will I be given the same punishment which you would be giving me in the future, which is of course the future of the future? In this case, the mistake I committed in the past becomes my action in the present, which is the future at present, and I would be punished in the future, which is also the future of the present. So…” Tweety birds started circling the teacher’s head and she started speaking “Mickey, I understand….” Mickey never gave the teacher a chance to interrupt him and he proceeded “I would like to remind you that in the past, which was the future at that time, when I tried to interrupt while you were talking, without realizing what’s going to happen in the future at present, which is now the past, you immediately stopped me at that time which was the present at that time, and it was also the future of the moment when I tried to interrupt you and it ultimately became the past in the future, which is the past now. So, ma’am, I kindly request you at present which was once the future, not to interrupt me in the future until I complete explaining you about my understanding of the past, present and the future, which was the topic you were about to explain in the past, which was the present in the past and which is right now the past. I’m not sure whether you would teach us about the ‘Time’ in the future, which, if you do, would become the present in the future, and also the past in the far future. Thank you for accepting my request in the past, which was the future at that moment, of not interrupting me while I carry on with my explanation.” Teacher, who was sweating profusely, remained silent for a moment.

The whole class was struck with dull silence. It gave everyone the feeling they would have had if they had been standing next to a railway track with a train moving fast on it for few minutes.

After recovering herself from what had just happened, the teacher said “Mickey, you really think I would like to carry on with this topic after all these terrible things that happened just a few moments back? No way. I have no idea what this should be called” One student raised her hand, stood up and told “ma’am, you should call it the future right? Because, Mickey was talking about this thing in the future which is the past now and…” even before the girl could complete what she had in her mind, the teacher strated screaming. “OHHH MY GODDDD!!!!” those were the last words which the teacher spoke before she ran out of the class which was the present at that time and which was once the future when Mickey was explaining about the past, present and the future, which is now the past.

Time is indeed an interesting and astounding topic. Moral: Use the past, present and the future properly and JUDICIOUSLY in order to make the teachers flee away from the class.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Political Pinhead

Many of those who live in Tamil Nadu might be wondering with their widened minds whats really happening in the state over the Ram Sethu row. Our not so H'ble Chief minister (I'm nott an 'AMMA' supporter though) believes in ideas which aren't from his heart but from his mind. Not exactly from his mind, but, from those crooked minds which clutched the state between 1950s and 1970s. Tamil Nadu has been converted into a political playground by these petty politicians. And, the interesting part is the discrimination that these politicians are trying hard to bring in. This discrimination is felt very hard by those who worship Lord Rama.

The CM of the state has taken up the issue to a blind height that even the central ministers started reacting to his comments on Lord Rama's engineering skills. How humiliating it would have been for the followers of Lord Rama when they heard the CM pour out these words: "Was Lord Rama an outstanding engineer of his times? Did he do engineering course?" ?

Thinking about this senseless question of the CM which is an attempt to put a blackscreen over the faith of a large section of people in India, something struck my head. This guy is being addressed as 'KALAIGNAR'. Did he do any courses in one one of the arts and science colleges in Tamil Nadu? Or somewhere outside the state? If there is one human on earth with flexible principles, that would be our CM. His favorite quote goes like this:"TAMIZH INAM ENADU UYIR.THAMIZH EN SWASAM"

If thats his principle, then why the hell has he got the tv channel named SUN TV when it was started by his own family members and not 'SURIYAN THOLAIKAACHI'? If, as his party members alone proclaim, he is a true tamil citizen, what pulled him into the race of television channel expansion in other states? Does that mean he isn't satisfied with the fame he has earned here in Tamil Nadu? Does that mean he is not only interested in Tamil Nadu but also wants to stretch his regime across this so called democratic country so that every single Indian would chant his name? You might get the answer after you apply your mind on this man for few moments.

Now, coming to the main part of the dramatic story. Why is that our CM targets only a particular section of people? Is he really interested in the Ram Sethu row as he thinks it would bring in all the advantages to Tamil Nadu or is he supporting the creation of the passage, which, according to some of the tech-brains, is of no use, just to show his opposition to that section of people? Is he trying to stimulate a political unrest in the state and derive benifits from that by just promoting himself as the spirit of Tamil Nadu, as he quoted in one of his recent speeches? One has the answer to all these questions. And that is the same God which our Political Pinhead is trying to oppose. I wish future doesn't forgive liars and traitors.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Imagination-Making of the Future

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Imagine that you are the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Imagine that you resign your CM post for competing in the Presidential poll. Imagine that you're The President of India now. Now, imagine that you've been stripped off that post for some unfortunate reasons. Imagine that you're in United States of America now. Assume that you're the leader of the Labor Party. Imagine that you won by a big margin of votes against the current President, George.W.Bush. Imagine that you're the President of U.S.A now. Imagine that you make Tamil the official language of U.S.A. Imagine that you're in Florida and imagine that you're within a space shuttle, which is to orbit a planet that is located at a distance of 300 Billion Light years from our Milky way galaxy and is scheduled to be launched in another 10 seconds. Imagine that you jump out of the shuttle, resign your President post, again for some unfortunate reasons, board a flight to India, reach Tamil Nadu and continue living your normal way of life.

You can be sure that none of what have been mentioned above would happen even in the wildest of your dreams. But, these sequences just went through your world of Imagination. That is the power of human imagination. In real world, you might face 1000s of obstacles, big and very big, if all these events are to happen. In fact, these are beyond impossible. Can you hold the President posts for two different countries? It’s funny. But, in your world of imagination, you could even be the one and only ruler of this entire green earth. Your imaginations have no boundaries.

A bird can't fly sky high with its wings folded up. A human being is no better than a dumb chimp if he isn't trying to spread out and expand his imaginations. Human imaginations, if put to use on the right path, are so powerful that it could even bring down the sky and it has no limits at all. When you imagine something to happen, it might not happen in this world. But, it just happened in some other world, called the 'World of Imaginations'. Human imaginations have the power to make things happen.

Imaginations keep the world working today and make things go our way. If the Wright Brothers hadn't imagined a man flying in the first flying machine, we wouldn't be crossing the continents today before the earth could make one rotation around it's own axis, which we call a day. We wouldn't be having a great time traveling in a boat or a ship if the Mesopotamians or Asians had not imagined of a structure, sometimes around 4000-3500B.C, that floats on the water. If Kekulé had failed to imagine a snake trying to seize it's own tail, we wouldn't have understood the structure and chemical properties of benzene, which is an important ingredient in perfumes, and the former wouldn't have become as popular as it is today. Had Einstein refused to give a thought to the Theory of Relativity, I wonder whether we would have even come across time dilation, mass-energy equivalence, space-time and simultaneity. If Hubble had not imagined a stretched rubber band, is there any chance of us getting to know that the universe is expanding at a speed greater than that of the light?

These minds had their imaginations as prototypes for concepts that are really big and amazing. Imagination isn't something that takes you to the middle of nowhere all the time. Imagination paves the way for an interesting future. Imagination doesn't mean something that couldn't possibly happen in reality. It's something that makes things happen in the real world.It's up to you to put your imagination to the best possible use and come out with innovative ideas. In short, imagination is the fuel for your future. Now, start imagining everything you think could give you inexplicable ecstasy and live in your world of imaginations.

The power of imagination is massive if you use it for constructive purposes. Make use of the mother of future, called 'Imagination'.

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