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Monday, August 23, 2010


 NOTE: Kindly heed that this piece was written quite a while back and hence the traces of immaturity hinted at certain places should be overlooked. I post this 'cause I still hold the same opinion of the topic hereby discussed, though I now see it in a more practical light. Read on!

 Ever noticed the amusing coincidence that the words Monogamy and Monotony not only rhyme but are also co-related? Now, the hardcore believers of monogamy, comprising almost 90% of the Indian society, would fiercely disagree with me. But I am of the opinion that it is physically and mentally impossible for any human to never feel the intense urge to break free from the trappings of 'holy matrimony' or to never be attracted to any person other than their spouse, hence failing the very purpose of the institution. And if at all some people do seem to prove me wrong it is solely because they are a master of disguise, disguising his/her true emotions.
 However, do not misunderstand me to be a supporter of Bigamy or Polygamy. I simply do not believe in the hypocritic institution of marriage where two individuals take mandatory 'oaths' of sensing and fulfilling each other's needs and loving each other till death does them part.and seldom practicing any of it. As time passes their marriage turns into a life-term sentence and the promises they made to each other become obligations they are forced to fulfill.
 Osho says, love is like a bird and marriage is a golden cage for the bird. However priceless the cage might be, nothing is more precious to the bird than its freedom. I often wonder as to what is the point of entering into the so-called 'sacred union of two individuals'. With the passage of time it remains anything but 'sacred' and the significance of 'union of two individuals' eventually changes from emotional to monetary in terms of a joint bank account or the likes.

 The saddest fact about marriage is that either of the spouses, the woman in most(read all) cases, compromise on their individuality and lose their identity in a bid to ensure the best for the family. In this respect, the arrangement of co-habitation is better where either of the partners need not have a sense of obligation towards the other, while retaining a sense of responsibility for their individual and collective actions, albeit with the new legislations ensuring security to both partners in such a relation.
 This is my opinion and most certainly would not, and need not, be digested by the dedicated advocates of this 'holy institution'.  But then again, it's all a matter of individuals perceptions. I conclude here wishing a 'happy married life', a paradox in itself,  to those already hitched and all the good luck in life to those planning to 'tie the knot'! 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Random thoughts and Not-so-random actions put in simple words

The following are some queer thoughts that followed my crazier actions since morning (7AM to be precise)...

1. Had to wake up at 7, a monotonous 'exercise' religiously followed every morning despite having started with college. So IT'S SCHOOL ALL OVER AGAIN!

2. Heck! It's raining cats and dogs! Was wearing the same Tee i wore the last time I got drenched from hair-tip to toe-nail in the rain. I POSSESS A 'RAIN-INDUCING TEE'!

3. Recalled the mention of the term 'Cosmic Healer' by a friend. Created in me a desire to become one myself, though I've no clue what they do. AS FOR THAT THE OUIJA BOARD TOO EXCITES ME!

4. Was undecided about what the name of my blog should be, and the result of the brief 'polling' on the three shortlisted names only heightened the level of confusion. So decided to merge the two names that got the most support aka 'votes'. Hence, PENSEVE MISSTERY!

5. After the creation of the blog i accidentally  became my own (and sole) 'Follower'. ACCIDENTS DO HAPPEN and your job is to IGNORE THEM!

6.Wasted an unimaginably long time Facebooking, thereby straining my eyes and making me feel guilty about the thorough waste of precious time! *SIGHS*

7. Realized I live in a concrete jungle...that has been dug-up on the orders of a certain 'Sporty' man who loves the Common man's Wealth! INCREDIBLE INDIA INDEED!

8.Understands the importance of the word 'random' and gets scorned at for being eccentric and lovin' it by my 'Female Progenitor'! Hah! THAT'S NASTY!

9.Am reminded of the not-so-exciting fact that I'll have to miss 4 days of class(= 12 lectures) next week(naah..not a me a 'Budding Literary Critic') because a cousin decided this is the best time for him to tie the knot! MAY HIS DISILLUSSIONED SOUL R.I.P

10.Wonders what led to her turning into an Insomniac...
*thinks harder*
*gives up*
*falls asleep on the keyboard*

The Beholder Asks Thus

Oh what unfair attention man showers,
On that shrewd that thumps in every bosom.

For every knight it is the Grail,
For every Juliet an overrated gem,
Though it is the first to cower,
Upon each turmoil that rises wherefore.

But here i stand,
Quiz this ludicrousness.
Not as a cynic,
But a beholder thus.