Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Its 3:15 AM and I am typing on my keyboard. No No no I didn't plan this. I don't plan something like this. I am spontaneous, moody. I guess I need some sort of outlet. This is how I do it. I punch the keyboard.

I believe, Everyone has some form of outlet. Some form of therapy. I am not talking about going to a shrink. Many people cannot afford that. However, psychoanalysis is done naturally by many people.

I know people who go to a gym. I used to; I was awful. But these regulars say its quite refreshing. I talked to a few (and I am filtering only interesting answers here). They say, People relate gym-going to "real life". For example, they Imagine a face on the punching bag. That face may be of the teacher who gave them a 'C' on the end semester exams, or boss who never talks about a raise, or dads who never buy The Yamaha FZ-16.

I hate going to gyms. I am lazy. So what do lazy people like me, find therapy in?

Drinking. That's therapeutic. You actually go for a drink to talk, but you drink because you cannot just sit in a bar for free. I know people who drink quite often. They seem happy. But You shouldn't have someone to support or depend upon if you want that life style. If a Family Man drinks, he goes home, has a debate with the wife, and a brawl with the 16 year old son who can really throw a fist.

People say Fighting is therapy. You find a good release from this. But Not really recommended. Ah, and Smoking pot- always therapeutic. Shouldn't make it a habit though. Its Not much fun if the release is the routine.

People find therapy in Religion too. A large chunk of people- Young, old, ugly, beautiful, any color, shape, size or form. I guess religion has always been there, its tradition. Religious stories must have been the sole source of leisure before televisions or books or drinking. And religious places must have been the chat rooms and hangout areas of today.

Religion has been there since ages, and in different cultures too. Sure, there is diversity and many tend to take it seriously. I don't. I belong to the Hindu persuasion by the way- by birth. I am not obliged to worship a particular god though. So, its Quite liberal.

You know what I think? I think Religion is what people with good imagination created to guide their society into a particular direction. And Everyone thinks their religion IS the path to Glory. I guess you can use that theory for politics too : Marx, Mao, Che, Congress, Communists, Democratic, Republican, Liberals. Everyone thinks their path leads to Glory.

Einstein once said that religion provides discipline by fear. You know, fear of going to hell. Nepali politicians would say if you don't follow us, you will go to hell. See they are similar. Politics is also good therapy.

But its not really religion they find therapy in, its God. I believe in God. I believe that God has a great sense of humor. Human Beings are God's cartoons. Human beings have free will- God does not Control us, so that makes us very interesting, and funny.

The power of Making free choices allows Human Beings to aspire. To have an Ambition. Quite Simply, to HOPE. Everyone hopes. (I got that from 'a hopeless person ends his life' so..) Too many people hoping for something good, struggling for something good, Striving for a future- Makes them really funny.

If I were God, I would be Laughing my Ass off when YOU humans close your eyes, join your hands and bow down your heads and pray for "Better Grades for exams", "Good Husbands", "Beautiful faithful Wives", "The wish to see the world", "More Money", "Long Life", "Better Health", "Peace", "Team Wins the world Cup"... if you really dwell on it, every wish is funny.

If I were God, I would meet every human being, after they die of course. I would ask them(very seriously at first, "How Did your life go"? (I would have that special power to be in all places at once, so that I could spend quality time with everyone.) And then, I would sit down with them, have my angel bring them some heavenly wines. After we are a bit woozy and settled, together, we would start watching a series of wishes and the way that person tried fulfilling it. And then Laugh. I would be laughing at the person of course, but since the person is settled drinking the wine, and the person would be with GOD- the almighty himself, someone really close to the person, so, he or She would also laugh with me.

Laughter- Now there is a Great Therapy.

15 minutes of Fame

I hate it when people are famous for having no talent. What kind of celebrities are they? Models. I have this theory. Beautiful people are stupid. Especially beautiful people who come on the media.

They are famous because they are beautiful. Now I am not cursing a profession. Its good to be professional, but people really have to think about the effects of their profession. Fashion TV has really really beautiful, professional, mouth watering girls. They get paid more in a day's job than what we earn in a year just for staying beautiful and anorexic. But They dont think about the effects. That's why I call them stupid.

One of The effect on the society is that girls... very very young girls... who are told they are beautiful by their parents... who mold their perception of society looking at fashion TV become very depressed... Because of the model's figures. They start striving to achieve it. So, they start dieting- depriving themselves of all the essential nutrients they need to grow up healthily. Some even start painful sessions of self induced vomiting.

We sort of discussed celebrities in "Media Culture and Society". That was like 2 years ago. We need models to sell. Because guys like looking at girls and girls like being looked at by guys and the media being the place to show us "what we should strive to be like".
Celebrities are hence used by media. Especially advertisers. However, these people have a very small screen life. You have heard the line "15 minutes of fame". I told you they have no talents.

I hate it when people are famous for having no talents. Rishi Dhamala- he had this space for news people to collect news. Dont microscope the guy. You will find talents everywhere if you do that. Even staying anorexic is a talent then.

OK an example then. and also the reason I am writing this. I am trying to tell it like a love story. Bear with me.

City Center. Kamalpokhari. The new Mall where they show the 4D movie. I went to see that the other day. It costs Rs. 300. Its a waste of money. Archan had told me so. But I went there anyway. Just to see technology. And they had that warning sign... NO HEART PATIENTS... NO PREGNANT WOMEN ALLOWED INSIDE. I thought it was scary. (A victim of good marketing).

And there she was. I first saw her in the 2nd floor. And I ran into her on the 3rd floor. YOu know, sometimes, you see a person, and you have that feeling that you have met her somewhere, but you dont really remember. I dont really meet too many good looking girls. I study in KU. Girls in KU are not stupid.

Anyway.. I knew her from somewhere. I didnt remember. Maybe she looked like someone I knew.

Whatever... She was beautiful. She was wearing this whitish kurta with some blue pattern. I dont know what that pattern was, I couldn't take my eyes of the most beautiful, perfect face I had ever seen. I dont know the color of her eyes. I wasnt so close. But they were supported by the wonderful looking eyebrows. And killer expressions when she was talking. She gazed into a bag shop from outside. You know we sort of tend to focus our eyes to something that's far. And she did that with expressions. अदा. It was like WOW. And she was a human. She didn't have wings. I checked that.

All the while I was lost in my thoughts (everything written above and many things more),... I didn't realize I was staring at her, and I was stalking her. You draw a line somewhere right? So I stopped. Sat down and recollected. Then it came to me. I had been seeing her every time I come to kathmandu in Baneshwore standard Chartered Bank's green colored hoarding board. Almost everyday In Jamal's overhead bridge- Samgsung. She always looked great with that apple in her hand. Sneh Rana.

It was mesmerizing. I was under the spell of true beauty. I had to wait for about an hour for the 4D movie. It was sweetest hour I ever spent. I stayed imagining her sitting right by me inside the hall, and then asking me "I am scared May i Hold your Hand?". I know. A teenager's fantasy. hehe. I am not ashamed. It was nothing dirty, or lusty. It was very sacred. I was respecting true beauty.

My point:
She was not anorexic. And she is talented. She is a beautician. She is married though. "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife". But anyway... it was beauty perfect beauty. Because she is a beautician, maybe in her case it'll stay for more than just the 15 minutes (I hope it does). And so its not a crime to be beautiful, and to make money off it. But People should respect beauty if it makes sense. And advertisers will never stop using these beautiful people. But health should also be a priority. The audience is always stupid. They'll buy it if someone convincing sells it to them. The people who make it convincing should start believing in heaven and hell and do something for the people.