Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Trap of mediocracy: Justifying the reason for not doing well in a particular field by claiming interest in several fields simultaneously and conveniently overlooking the existence of experts in all those fields. Hiding behind a curtain of jack-of-all-trades. Someone once said - "Dabblers are only good for cocktail parties". Or is it the fear of being classified and categorized into one field? The fear of the requirement - to be contained within a defined role. People inherently do have layers. Layers of self which take prominence at different times. What if someone wished to display those layers simutaneously? Side-by-side, horizontally? At the root of it, its the trap of mediocracry because mediocracy in the current choosen field presupposes mediocracy in others.

Monday, November 9, 2009


Its always music that inspires the teeny weeny writer in me. This time its 'Latika's Theme' that is running on a loop.

Soaring hearts, peaceful minds, clapping hands, silence of satisfaction

Softly flowing stream, cascading through fields of lush green crops, doubts ebbing away, sowing seeds of joy, bubbling with spirit and enthusiasm, without an end at sight

Love and tranquility, arms wrapped around in a warm hug, cradling but not questioning, giving but not asking, interspersed with soft kisses

baby's laughter, crackling with innocence, blissfully ignorant, large eyes with crystal sheen, pure

dreams, vast infinite sand dunes, wings gliding through hope-filled air, higher and higher, burning passions

music, contentment