Sunday, September 10, 2006

Onam, The Hijacked Harvest Festival

Onam was celebrated by the Keralites as a harvest festival...By adding a myth of Mahabali, the entire Keralites are constantly mocked at..
The myth goes such..
Mahabali was an 'asura' King . He was a great ruler and a man of word and principles.. The devas got jealous (!), they pleaded Lord Vishnu, read God, to get rid of him... And the God, in disguise of Vamana, 'cheated' Mahabali and send him to 'Pathala'... What a shame.. Will God do this to a good ruler?
And why, if Vamana was one of those avatars, is alien, outside Kerala? It is disgusting to see an incarnation of God for the sole purpose of removing a great ruler !!!
According to me, the myth can be rewritten as thus.
There was a good socialist dravida (asura) ruler in Kerala. He was dethroned by some aryas (deva) by cheating. And the new rulers invented a story to coverup their immoral behaviour.
The harvest festival was used to cover up the truth...
This myth is to mock at the God, to insult the Keralites ....Think ... Think over it dear ones....
Why cant we enjoy Onam without this nonsense story?
We can have flower carpets, sadyas, oonjaalaattam, all kind of entertainments.... just throw this myth away !!!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Amazing Thought !!!

This poem was nominated poem of 2005 for the best
poem, written by an African kid.........amazing

When I born, I Black,
When I grow up, I Black,
When I go in Sun, I Black,
When I scared, I Black,
When I sick, I Black,
And when I die, I still black..

And you White fella,
When you born, you Pink,
When you grow up, you White,
When you go in Sun, you Red,
When you cold, you Blue,
When you scared, you Yellow,
When you sick, you Green,
And when you die, you Gray..

And you calling me Colored ??


I present here a fictious story inspired me on 'Positive Thinking'. I am not sure about the author of the story.

A man who is constantly in trouble, prays to god one day and due to his persistent and dedicated prayer, the Almighty appears in front of him and pleasingly tells him "my dear, do tell me what your doubts are about?"

The man happily starts to narrate this "Oh my merciful lord, I have a vision, in which I could see my past life and I have doubts on it which I wanted you to clear." Smilingly God tells him to carry on.

The man says thus "Lord, I saw that in my past, whenever I was happy and good things happened in my life, I could see two pairs of foot steps on the path of life. One of them is mine; I could not understand the other pair of footstep which was following me. Whose does these belong to?"

Almighty smiles and says "Dear, whenever you were having good time and happy, I would silently walk behind you allowing you to enjoy the fruits of your good deeds."

The man then asks "Ok, Lord, I saw that whenever am in troubles or sad times I saw two pairs of footsteps again! And this time, the second pair was beside me all along the path."

Calmly God says "Dear, whenever you were in bad situations of life, I would walk beside you, guiding you through the tough times into the good times ahead."

The man, satisfied with the reply, then looked puzzled and sad; says "But Lord, I also had a vision that whenever am in the worst of troubles and the most toughest times I have ever faced in my life, I saw only one deep pair footsteps all along the path. Why have you deserted me when I need you the most?"

Now, God looks at him lovingly and says "Oh my poor, you could see only one pair of footsteps during the worst part of your life because those belonged to mine and I was carrying you all along, on my shoulders! Remember this, I never have and will desert you, my dear" Thus saying the Almighty disappears!!!

The ultimate truth of life! Never doubt the Almighty and remember that he never ever gives-up on us!

This was narrated to me first by my friend JayPee when we were preparing for our Engg Entrance Examination.