The Real Fiction

All that we experience, our perceptions – sights & insights – seem like a surreal mix of fact and fantasy. There are no lines dividing anything anywhere & existence rides upon interpretations. This blog will surf, fly, jog, dive, swim, jump & at times even hobble through planes of experiences that will include poetry, protests, design, tales, photo-tales and whatever else is discovered & needs to be shared.
Thoughts
The Last Date

The Last Date

It is funny. It is serious. It is a habit. The truth is that a lot gets done on the last date. The last date is like an open secret that we mortals are forever exploring and never seem to get tired of. ‘Why do you always wait for the last date and then begin...
FYUP: an idea worth waiting for!

FYUP: an idea worth waiting for!

Is it the university think-tank that is in a huddle and aiming to re-think its strategic intent so far as the introduction of the 4-year under-grad program is concerned? Or is it the students who have just dived into the refreshing pool of awareness and understood the real depth of this decision? Or is it...
Life – Change – Blogging… are they connected?

Life – Change – Blogging… are they connected?

Do lines change lives? Will words ever move in or shuffle out to brighten moments? Or will they obey logic to make unbiased decisions? Do lines change lives? Is it correct to use the word ‘do’ in the above lines… or will it be more appropriate to have used the word ‘can’? Both ways the...
The truth in a few lines

The truth in a few lines

Place a glass of water on a table and see what happens after a day… the level comes down. More water needs to be added. A day comes when even the glass needs to be thoroughly cleaned and refilled with water.   Countries and governments are the same. We have a constitution in place. We...
Combating corruption

Combating corruption

Awareness, self-actualization, and a detached spirit that acts… three traits needed today if corruption is to be combated. Age, qualification, caste, sex, religion, and profession do not matter as much as does the will to be a better person first and then look to guiding others.   © Arvind Passey 20 April 2010 Featured image credit:...

Virtual pokes and population explosion!

The internet getting shot down in countries like Pakistan, China, & now Egypt can lead to a massive population explosion with no virtual poking possible! The power of social networking goes much beyond its byte-boundaries!! © Arvind Passey 28 January 2011 Status update on Facebook

The chemistry of simplicity

Chemistry tells us that every complex molecule is made up of simple elements… life follows the same path. Yet many of us keep jumping into pools of complexity and spend their lives gasping! So relax… look around… identify simple tasks… get busy. Follow this rule and complexity will never bother you! © Arvind Passey 15...

Success all around

There is nothing called failure. ‘SUCCESS’ is the only valid word… it has the option, though, of being prefixed by terrible, terrifying, fantastic, super, edible, licked — the possibilities are numerous. Now, all those who call Tees Mar Khan a failure, need to decide if they want to change their verdict to terrible success or...

Influence of experiments

“Experiments tend to get too powerfully influential on your life if allowed to exist without restraint.” Arvind Passey 14 December 2010

Don’t assess me

“How many of us want to be assessed objectively? None. This is because we feel that we are made up of mysterious blocks of emotions that have lusty creative impulses rushing through them. We generally tend to reserve our logic only for assessing others.” Arvind Passey Update on Facebook – 08/12/2010

Only a few discover truth

“We’re all walking in the dark… always. Once in a while we tend to stumble on to something new or creative… most of us kick it aside and walk on. Only a few bend down to pick it up and it is these who enter the history books.” Arvind Passey 05 December 2010

Inventing future

My FB cookie prediction for today: “The sure way to predict your future is to invent it.” My reply: “Cookie, you’re promoting fiction! (Though when PR people like Radia invent lies, they make it to the front pages in Indian newspapers. :)” Arvind Passey 05 December 2010