Only unexpected gifts make life worth living. What is life without such gifts? A burden, perhaps. But the existence of such moments which are totally unforseeable, make life boundlessly rich. If my lonely musings below are able to give anyone such unexpected happiness then I think my effort has been rewarded.
So, never expect, just live.
I have created this blog to share my experiences, feelings, thoughts, dreams and actions with all these known and unknown people who are willing to take the risk of living their lives seriously. I believe that the only way left for us, who are living in twenty first century, to live authentically, goes through an engagement of our existence with frivolities generated by modernism. The globally spread of cosmopolitan lifestyle is the true spectrum of the frivolous. Although modernism is dead by now but its ghost is still living. The coming of post-modernism is a positive phenomena but it should not be heralded as a new way of liberation. Because it is not another metanarrative. Cultural singularities must contest each other but in a friendly manner. Not to dominate, but to elevate each other. Anyone who is interested in such a pursuit should share his/her views here. Waiting for the arrival of a few thinking minds. Prabhsharanbir Singh
When they called me, as it was my wont, I was lying
supine on an old bed sheet spread on the floor. By now I had got used to
sleeping on the floor though it was very difficult in the beginning. On the one
hand repeated police beatings had made my bones utterly mushy and on the other,
I had led a life of comfort. Because I was used to a life of comfort, I slept
in a cot even during my days of hiding. Otherwise like others of my ilk I too
would have been hiding in some sugarcane fields. But I had told the jathedars –
group leaders – very clearly that I would be spending my nights in some dera1.
The jathedars were in great awe of my being educated and otherwise too, what
objection could they have had? Rather I only did all their work and I enjoyed a
better reputation as a junior jathedar. *