Saturday, January 21, 2012

Who should be loved ,how and how much

“They all tampered with the laws that lay down who should be loved and how. And how much. The laws that make grandmothers grandmothers, uncles uncles, mothers mothers, cousins cousins, jam jam, and jelly jelly.”
Small things happen in everyone’s life , may be or may not be on a daily basis. But knowingly or unknowingly ,these small things are generally neglected . The Author of the book ,  “The God Of Small Things” has stressed on those small things in life , that can affect people’s behavior and to much extent their day to day life.
 Our country is obsessed with the concept of  “Love laws”. The love laws are a set of wrong protocols , defined by Indian society ,thousands of years ago , but still ingrained in people’s mind.   The question being asked in this Law , “Who should be loved , how and how much” is yet to be answered. The law is being broken by each and every character of the story in the form, like being married to a person of different caste and religion , being fallen in love with an untouchable person , the distribution of love among a baby girl and a baby boy.
The author has described all sort of emotions of, betrayal , forbidden love and family love. The consequences of forbidden love that causes someone’s life , betrayal caused by marrying to a person of different caste and religion , a molested child who suffers a state of dumbness not able to express his feelings, a widow living in her parent’s home , a non-identical twins aged at seven got separated and reunited at age of 31, an elderly woman who never married because she broke the “Love Law” by falling in love with a priest , an optimist uncle who still loves his wife even if she dumped her for another man.
Even in the 21st century , we are still bound to the “Love Laws”. We still fall in love breaking those laws, hurting near and dear ones. And the consequences are not favorable always as suggested by author herself.
When you hurt people, they begin to love you less. That’s what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.”

Friday, January 13, 2012

A Christmas Present

Wake up, you loafer ! Don’t waste my time. I have lots of places to visit. Get up  otherwise you will miss this Christmas present.”
A portly,white bearded man wearing a redcoat with white collar and a red trouser ,was beside my bed , having some gift packs along with a red envelope in his hands.
Stop yawning and listen to me carefully. I got a Christmas present for you.”
Christmas present for me ! I never got any earlier.” I responded rubbing my eyes.
Yes ! You come across all the good things only once in your life. Although the bad things happen repeatedly.”
I had an eye on the largest gift box in his hands but contrary to my expectations he handed me the red envelope.
“It’s a message from God. He was complaining that ,it’s been a long time since you remembered him.” he answered before I could ask what was it ?
I recalled, the last time I prayed was just before the final assessment in training. Later, I tried visiting some popular temples for ‘Puja’, ‘Archna’ and ‘Aarti’ but each time I ended up with empty wallet for the sake of pundits there.
I opened the envelope , there was a letter and a message written on it.
Dear human,
“Once there was a beautiful place in universe called Earth, that I had provided to you for living. You started living happily in that heavenly environment. But as you increased in numbers you developed a common characteristics among yourself : “hatred”. And this very envy among yourself is helping me out in a way.Here, I got a shortage of tormented space  so called ‘HELL’. So I was thinking of shifting this HELL called thing there, on Earth ,as it seems there would be no any difference in both in the coming future.”
“But there is still time left. Stop being a Villain through out your lifetime ! Stop daydreaming and sitting idle all the day! Stop being possessive in nature! Do not wait to listen what others say about yourself . The inside story is in “What you think of yourself.” There is always only one obstacle in your progressive life and that is YOU. Change yourself if you can, otherwise the Earth would be renamed as ‘HELL !’”