Work, under pressure

Its true that some people perform better under pressure. Surprisingly, I think I belong to that clan. For the past two weeks I have been caught up with one thing or the other, but time and again I found myself thinking about something random to keep my mind calm or just take a break.
In the midst of all this confusion around me, I have come up with 3 wicked ideas. I am sure if I could write about them, you would think the same. Well, thats not to say I wont bring them up.
Numero Uno: Off late I have been realizing the vanity of designer wear (if this is the proper usage). I personally buy ‘designer’ wear, or at least what I can humbly afford, primarily cause they are comfortable and they last longer. Well, that’s my experience with them. But a good number of people I know buy them not cause they like the clothes but cause they like the flashy sign plastered all over the clothes. Now, thats nuts. It is by far the best system of marketing I have seen.
We pay them to display their wares. The subtle stuff most of us can let go, but some of these clothes are friggin ugly. So unlike one of those morons who just keep yakking, I have decided to do something about this.
I am going to take 5 of each – pants, tees, shirts, jeans, shorts, whatever and color in the visible label with whatever to hide it and cut off the hidden label as well. This is not to change the world or anything, but simply a test for myself – to measure how truthful I am to myself. If it works, then I can rest assure that I have not lost myself in this mayajal (superficial world).
I will be posting photos of these clothes real soon, so keep looking.
The other two ideas I cant post right away. There’s a lot of work involved, but once I have something substantial in hand, you guys will be the first to know.
Let me know what you think of this idea. I am not pretending on doing something universally applicable or anything, but I do know that I am moving one step towards saying NO to following the herd.

Paradise Lost

once there was a land
of dreams and wishes
with hopes and wants
desire and riches
many a day
have i played
in that hay
for life was beautiful
could it be any other way?
now the sand has slipped
through my fingers
and those thoughts transformed
into the needs of the day
must live this life at any cost
thats my paradise lost.


‘The waves of thoughts and emotions that you experience in life’ is the literal translation of the word from Sanskrit. It is the information that you acquire daily before you assimilate it into knowledge or Jnana*.
I went through a number of thoughts and ideas myself, before I wrote this piece. How should I write my first article? Should it be funny or practical? Technical or straight-forward? Should it talk about how this site came about or what it aims for the future or both? Do people really need my introduction? Cause the last time I read a web-article I really didn’t care about the author. Is it even about me or about them?
About them being cooped up in the library for six hours wanting to scream out about the atrocities of the prejudiced professor. About being the daughter of a loving yet obsessive father who knows the lines ‘in my days, we never …’ only too well. About being denied entry to the land of your dreams because your mother brought you up to know the God you know. Or maybe about the fact that that they are so bored with porn, gossip and mail that they will do any .com?
What is it about? What is it all about? I know I speak for at least one of you when I ask that question. The all-important question to answer in our lives. Theories have been devised, science has been utilized and lives have been spent on these words. What the heck is it all about? Love or money, me or us, collecting or sharing? To begin or to end? I dont know. If you are on the internet browsing my site, odds are that you dont either.
For most of us that only fuels our drive to know, to find out, to be on top of things. And we arent alone. How many times have you asked a question, thinking you are the only idiot in class who doesnt know and as it turns out, you arent ?
Neither Vritti (.net) nor I pretend to answer those questions for you. What I want to achieve in the course of this site’s lifetime, is to be able to provide an environment without shackles which bind us to commercial reality, one which denounces the biases of east and west and the laws of corporate dictators. A multi-faceted medium to host honest opinions and showcase skills of no ‘commercial’ value.
Let’s see what is beyond the cameras, the make-up and the flashy lights. Let’s be more than we have been told we can be. Let’s know more about this gift called earth. Let’s take the red pill.
*Sanskrit for knowledge.