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Thursday, May 28, 2009

World Knowledge

Don’t know which world are they talking about when they say it’s part of the world knowledge. I wonder if all our worlds are the same. We have seen our own set of the world and dream of our favourite possible world. Of course there can be lots of common entities and concepts existing in these any of such two worlds but they are not exactly same ever. And then, this wonder of the wonders …..something called IMAGINATION rules all our minds. It [imagination] has so far ruled our civilization and no wonder will do so forever.
Then do you think it’s all in the knowledge. Don’t tell me imagination came first and then knowledge. Some critics would call it a mere exaggeration ‘coz how can imagination occur without some already existing knowledge. It’s like one can’t dream of something that one knows not at all.
But… but…there’s the rub! How do you think the knowledge come into existence on it’s own without imagination giving it some food for thought and grounds of growth.
May b they are interdependent! May b it boils down to a chicken and egg problem! Whatever the case be, the substratum of this brewing up off world knowledge seems to have looooooooots of variations. And add to this the difference in the variety of experiences each one of us are exposed to.
If that be the case, how varying can this ‘world knowledge get’!

Monday, May 25, 2009


Don’t know why humming bird is called so…. Probably this creature enjoys humming more than singing or listening to music. Taking this statement to be totally imaginary and based on no authentic data or theory, the idea of humming solely is the topic of this write up.

Off late I was bored listening to music and working. No the music was not the reason. It was my over-dependence on music to enliven up my spirits all the time and repetition in excess of this practice had such drastic result.

But for good! I have switched over to humming……….

Oh it’s so good! Ur mind can remember them all so well and it’s better than all playlists because it plays exactly the one song you want J

Ya….. and then the memory helped me enjy the music so well. I cud dance, snap, whistle to the tunes…..the nature, the silence or say the ordinary decibels of the day n night did not disturb me at all…

How soothing and refreshing can it be…..Like a Karaoke that only you can hear and the lyrics 2 with the same dulcet sweet voice of the singer…..

One of the amazing capabilities of our brain I guess!!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Non-native speakers

It’s like endorsing the product which does not belong to you, you belong to it though…… when one learns a foreign language the process is incomplete without delving deep into the language, culture and literature [to some extent] with enough motivation to relish them all. How is it possible then one gains THE proficiency which a community has in the name of mother tongue? Well! That’s difficult to explain….
But yet there are so many people who irrespective of their age show interest in learning a language and enjoy it. There must be some motivation…. The question is why attempt to learn something which will always be attested by somebody who may or may not care to know your language with equal zeal.
The advantage of knowing an extra foreign language may get you a place in public or private sector but this cannot be the only motivation for learning a new language. When one starts with deciding on learning something one also needs to choose why that particular language and not any of the others? Honestly, I do believe a small mole can make you turn to a language and be stuck with it all your life 
And then, going on with – Beginning z sweet, you love it. But gradually the pace seems to fast… you try slogging putting your heart and soul into it! But hey, not all of us have learning language as the only assignment. How depressing it can get… u cannot converse in the language like a dumb student…. While listening your head goes for a toss…. You are famous among your friends fr learning a ‘phoren’ tongue but you know deep down your heart you are miserable….
By the way!! This you z only fr me as it is a conversation with myself…. In the process if one identifies with such experience please don’t take it personally as it’s equally personal experience for me 2 ;)
These days the scenario is very simple… the self is very modest to admit the ignorance of the language that I have spent time with for 4 yrs approx. but the carrying on factor is the heart which has already started enjoying the company and the worldview through this language.
What should be the aim now? A competence that makes a learner capable enough not only to be able to communicate or say express in the language but also to be confident enough to accept that luk this is not your language and everytime it would be a learning experience, which z not actually different from growing in one’s mother tongue.
So, the problem boils down to nothing. Learn! n Enjoy!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

मैं खो गई --
खोना क्या इत्तफ़ाक़ है
या सोई सी तलाश है

ना तुम थे
वो मन की छवि भी मज़ाक है
शायद ये पुरी मेरी फिराक़ है

हर बार का अहं
मैं सही थी सही हूँ भी
जानोगे ये तुम कभी न कभी

पर जब लहरों ने कभी दुबारा रुख न किया
क्या कभी चाहोगे जानना तुम ये
चाहे भी
तो अब मैं न सुनूंगी

झूठ ये बेबुनियाद किस्से थे
जिनमे मैं उलझ गई
फिर से एक झूठ, एक कायरता
मैं सह गई

पर असह्य ये मुसीबत है
के अब भी भूलने की नहीं
माफ़ी की गुंजाइश रखती हूँ

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