Sunday, June 26, 2011

Advertising disaster

Advertising about a product is generally for the good of that product and hence resulting in increasing sales or adding to the brand value or even may be reinventing it. In general, its all about adding to it. The Ad agencies all over the world make millions and billions for providing the companies with that perfect platform to pitch their product.

And I got a glimpse of that perfect advertising for Turkish Airline in a pic. Share your thoughts.

About to crash?? Eh..!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Let it go...

Life hurts, Feelings fade.
We want everything to stay the same, but people change.
And sometimes all you can do is hold your head up high, blink the tears away and 
say, hmm, its Life..

Your life may be wonderful. It may be fantastic, terrific and all the other synonyms. But no matter, how good it may be, there comes a time in everybody's life when they see people changing and all they wanna do is stop the wheel of the time and do not let people to walk away from them.

Recently, I talked to a long lost friend of mine. Long, lost depends on how you define it. For me, she was one of those person I always talked to, shared everything with. But gradually we drifted apart and there was no contact for past year or two. Yes, there was a void but was aptly filled by many others as always the case. So, talking to her that night made me realized we all get hurt, miss some special people but in the end all of us move on. And sooner we learn how to let it go, sooner we are back in happy state of mind.

'Let it go' is the cult phrase. Its not easy to follow but it does indeed the bitter medicine that one needs to take. And as per the void that would be created, it would be filled sooner than you expected. Trust me on that. Its like how the air flow works. If there is a vacuum somewhere air would rush to fill it in from the smallest of gap. Similarly, for any void created by loss of a relationship would be filled by some other and the time taken would depend on the 'gap' and the depth of the void.

And as per my friend is concerned, that night we talked and talked. And promised to catch up on old times very soon. May be the old man who said, plant a green tree in your heart, and a singing bird would come, was not wrong.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hosting with Google, Afghanistan Endgame, War over Corruption and a Flat Tyre

And it went down. You might have noticed that was down for past few hours. How it happened? Well, I was trying to figure out a way to host blogger on my own hosting, but it looks that blogger does not provide for this. So, I have to share hosting with Google only..!!
And yeah, the site went down for the first time in 3 years...!

Well, this blog post was to handle some serious issues. By this, I mean, I intended to talk about the endgame being planned for Afghanistan right now by the US and other nations including UK, Russia among others. And how Afghanistan is being used by different countries as a way to show their supremacy or for some selfish reason. The fact remains that the situation in Afghanistan is really critical right now and the decisions has to be taken very carefully.

Also, I wanted to talk about the 2nd innings of 'Satyagraha' in India, and how vague the idea sounds now. How in all these talks of the war between civil society and government, we are forgetting the main player, our nation. How it is being used by many as nothing but another way to shoot engines of money making machines. And how all these 'big' players are playing with emotions of super emotional Indians.

Also I wished to talk about the death of an artist. Death of an artist who was already murdered some six years ago. These are the things that are filling up the prime slot of all the major news channel, the pages of daily and my mind. And I would be coming forward with my point of view, my opinion over these topics soon.

Well among other reason (experiments with hosting), one another reason I did not write a full fledged argumentative passage is 'Flat Tyre'. Yeah, a flat tyre. I was in full mood to write up the post while I was returning home today. But I have not even driven a mile when I felt something odd, and saw this 'flat tyre'. Trust me, in scorching heat of Delhi, a flat tyre is not a nice sight. But nothing could be done now. The tyre was flat and it had to be changed. And when I ended up with the change of tyres,  I was fully drenched in sweat and just wanted to lay down.

My opinion over the subjects I touched upon initially in the post would come soon and you may find it a touch critical or orthodox, whichever way you put it. But till then its a wrap up.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

And the life goes on...

28th December 2010. Yes, I remember the exact date when I wrote last here. Yes there had been a few posts here and there, some about photography, some about marketing. But not my views on me and the world surrounding me. And trust me, I don't like this fact. But as they say, it is never too late to make amends. So starting from today, I would like to make at least 2 posts a week. (100 for the year. Not bad..!!) That's what am gonna try, but no promises.

It has been nearly six months since that last dramatic post about how college life is gonna end. In these six months, a lot of things happened, many firsts, some fights, some love, some this, some that. But the most important thing, they all taught me one thing that nothing is constant. Everything, everyone and every relationship changes (especially relationship). Every relation has its highs and lows. It has its phases and most of them do get stagnant, though they could be relived..!

These six months were a pain, but also brought me close to some of the people, read friends. I also got to know, that there are many around here who don't like you for many reasons (some of them very genuine) but there are some who really like you for various reasons (again, many of them are really genuine..!!).

This time was also about various rules that I set up for myself, and though till the end of the semester, I had broken most of them. there was a rule, Family first. Then there was a rule, To hell with the world. there was one, getting serious and there was one, being punctual. Many of them, and all of them broken..!

This was also a time when various other things happened, like another blog, a portal, a college fest, a broken dream, a broken leg, a mission accomplished, a tag of winner, petty fights, many memories, many other rules, some experiments, a world cup and tonnes of exam (as usual), and all of these in last six months. All in all, some nice moments coupled with some nice people made it a nice time to live.

Yes, there was another rule, more of a realization, And the life goes on...

And after all these things, here I am sitting trying to write a nice 'I am back' post and also know that am 'not' doing a very good job. But that's what I am. And with the promise of writing more often, I sign off.
During all these major happenings in my life in previous months, I started many a post but was not able to complete them and the pile of my draft increased a lot and I plan to publish them. So, don't be shock if I am here tomorrow telling you about how I celebrated this new year..!