Almost a year back, I wrote a post on the same topic. At that time I thought I had written all that’s on my mind about humans being robot and there is nothing much left to write on the same topic. What I wasn’t aware that the thought process never stops. It keeps running in background unaware to you, gathering and processing new information which results in new ideas or adds an extra bogey to the train of thoughts.
Beginning of this year, I came across Themis trilogy which deals in an alien robot buried deep inside Earth with it’s parts scattered all over the globe. This made me think, what if this is true? What if there are alien robot hibernating deep inside Earth? What if they are waiting for some trigger or a signal from far far world to activate and unleash the fury? Fascinating and horrendous at the same time.
The robot mentioned in the trilogy are humongous requiring assistance from aliens or humans to activate and operate. The technology used in robot was meant to be activated by the aliens only but somehow, human minds manage to decipher and activate the robot with human authentication. The author has put the most logical idea upon it’s activation. That was it’s usage for military or combat purpose. What should have been studied for the benefit of humanity is being used to conquer and bully nations.
When I think about it, this is going to happen in near future. Technology has evolved so much that there is raw processing power available in compact and portable size which can process instructions as close as human brain. The artificial intelligence takes a leap every few years. Fortunately, due to power and greed of corporate world, right now it is being mostly used to know more about consumers. But that day is not far when they will be used in warfare as standalone soldiers.
Do you think technology is moving in right direction? Who is going to benefit more from it? The common human being or those hungry for power and money?
Till you figure out the answer..
Me: God.. Why have you kept me lonely so far? What’s your evil plan for me?
God: Who says you are lonely?
Me: Some family members of mine.
Me: Some people around me.
God : And?
God: But I am with you. You don’t like my company?
Me: No no no. It’s not like that. I like to be with you. But you are God and not a person. Also, people believe in you. But if I say that I am talking to you when I am alone, they’ll admit me to the nearest mental hospital.
God: Is it about what people say to you or is it just you?
Me: *thinks for a while* It’s both.
God: You can’t fix people. They have their own twisted logic. What you can do is to fix yourself.
Me: Get a partner? I tried and I gave up. You aren’t helping me.
God: You’ll never be lonely if you have my company. The desire to have someone physically by your side is the root of this problem.
Me: But.. But.. What’s wrong in having such a desire? When I look around, everyone has someone with them. I feel left out.
God: Desire, expectation, make way for disappointment. You already know that. Yet you behave like you are ignorant.
Me: What should I do?
God: Don’t think about it. If at all you feel alone, give me a call.
Me: So you aren’t helping me to find a partner for myself.
God: I am. You can have a partner who may or may not be there always or You can have a partner who will always be there with you. Your call. *vanishing act*
Me: Fuck life…
Sometimes, I see through a person.
I see how broken they are.
I want to pat on their back and say nothing.
But I cannot..
Because that person is a stranger.
And I don’t know how that person will react to my touch.
I wish I could do that.
I wish I could..
Because I know how it feels like..
To be broken and no one to feel you..
To be broken and someone embracing you…
Everyday, this year, I sit down and look back and I am overwhelmed. While thinking about it, I often get these questions. Do I deserve this? What have I done to deserve this? I don’t get clear answers for the questions. Every year, the when I ask the same questions, I get improvised answers . I continue to ask those questions in a hope that someday, I’ll get a clear answer.
But life doesn’t give you everything you want. It gives you what you deserve. And what you deserve depends on a complex equation with infinite variables. It is very difficult to determine the value of a variable. So I just leave the equation to solve by itself. Fate or destiny you may say.
Sometimes, You know the variable. You know which variable is causing the problem and you chase down the variable. The hunt gives a relief for a while. Then there are times when you know the variable but you can’t determine it’s value. This is the time when your patience, your integrity, your will and other core characteristics are tested.
Over the last couple of years, I have identified one such variable which is causing too much of trouble for me. That variable is companion. Believe me, I have tried. I have tried all possible ways to solve this but it’s not as easy as it seems. Apparently, the whole equation will be affected with the determination of this variable. I am stuck. I have no idea how to move forward. The hope that kept me going on for so long is fading out.
Will I be able to solve it before the hope fades out completely???
I am completely bored of Hindi movies. Especially those which fall into romance genre. It is always the usual crap. The crux of such movies doesn’t change. Only the treatment of the movie makes it different. Since the last decade, they are reaching new heights of vulgarity. It’s unbearable but yet many of those make it to the 100 Crore club. Thanks to the audience which is not yet ready to fully accept offbeat or parallel cinema.
October is one of those rare gems which doesn’t need anyone else to determine it’s value. A milestone in Hindi movies which can lead Hindi movies into a completely different era where parallel cinema doesn’t exists. It becomes a part of mainstream cinema itself.
This is a simple love story between Dan and Shuili. Both are doing hotel management in the same hotel. They are shown as good friends and nothing else. Then one day, Shuili falls from third floor and slips into coma. Dan is disturbed when he sees her disfigured and attached to life saving machines. A couple of days later, he comes to know that Shuili was asking his whereabouts just before the fall. This changes Dan’s perspective towards her. He starts to think that she loves him which results in his frequent visits to the hospitals. The rest of the movie showcases their bond. Is it love? It looks like that. Or is it something more than friendship? That is totally up to you to figure out.
Dan’s character is something you’ve never ever seen in reel life. Many of you may not have seen such a character in real life. That one character scores home run for this movie single handed. He is weird, absurd, unconventional, unreal, crazy, stupid etc. etc. but you will love him. You will laugh at what he does. He makes you think from his simple talk. Dan reminds me of Ove from ” A man called Ove” which made me love him more. Towards the end of the movie, there’s a mysterious scene. The way I interpreted it was that, Shuili meets Dan for one last time before continuing her journey forward. Let me know what you thought about the scene.
If you are hungry for watching good cinema, just grab the ticket for the next show and watch it. Don’t watch it if you are too much into movies starring Khan’s. This is not for you. 10/10