06 May 2010

Carpe diem!!!

I had not watched a single film of Puneeth till I met Sathya. I have watched every film of Puneeth after I met Sathya. I know them both since the past 5 years!

Not withstanding “Prithvi” & his immense admiration for Puneeth, if Sathya becomes a politician, he would be the most corrupt politico that has ever lived on the face of this earth. And I would be the most travelled wife on the face of this earth!

Most people are corrupt because they are greedy for more money. They want more money because they want to prove their one-upmanship to the rest of their clan - bigger car, bigger land, bigger house, and an even bigger collection of jewelry. Their statement is: I have a bigger everything! I am better than you.

I would not like being the wife of a corrupt person. Who wants gold & diamonds & car & bungalow at the cost of work ethics, moral values& conscience? Not me. Never fancied or longed for any of these.

But what if Sathya, being Sathya (chalu, smart, smooth talker) says, “Here’s the deal. You can travel all you want, wherever you want, whenever you want with my hard-earned ‘ghooos’. I ask nothing of you but your ‘janam janam ka saath”. Hypothetically speaking, of course.
Would I still refuse? No … not the janam janam ka saath wala idea. But the moolah with which he could fund my travels? Would I still say NO to his haram ki kamai? Would he be able to buy my silence, my allegiance? Good question.

And here’s my super quick & easy answer: No! I would not refuse!

Just imagine: Going on a world trip, travelling around the globe, seeing every city ever printed on a map, draping every national costume, trying every cuisine, wild nights on a cruise, shuddering on snowy mountains, posing for the lens at exotic locales, dinner in Vegas and breakfast in Mexico, praying in Italy and romancing in Paris, river rafting in New Zealand and scuba diving in Lakshwadeep, shopping in Japan and sleeping in China, …………………………………..these are what my dreams are made of!! How can I let it pass? I could not let this go. Not in my sane mind. No never. Carpe diem!!!

Hypothetical questions…DAMN YOU!


19 comments:

  1. I too would jump at the first opportunity to travel and do what I have always wanted to do..but since I believe in Karma and am sure you too...we would be crying at the next bad thing that happened to us.And put an end to our guilty pleasures.Like you I have never been materialistic,all I ask is love and support from my husband.Everything else God will give in time as and when required.

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  2. Aww.. Even I won't give up on something like that.. Loved the way you described your hubby.. Chalu smart and smooth talker! LOL.. Apni khoob jamegi.. :P :P

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  3. @Suzaan: sahi hai...m back to the real world now :(

    @Sudeshna: achcha ? haha...chalo kabhi mehfil jamate hain

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  4. Everyone has a price - needs just the right offer! Tragic, horrifying .. but perhaps true ..

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  5. V all roam with a tag on us- our price tag-
    the bigger and more- we have is the worth of it. That's the sad part which is an unchanged truth of humans.

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  6. @Sunil and @sush: when i wrote this post last year (May 2010) i had no idea it'd be looked at it in these ways too :((
    but today with the corruption campaign & all, the post has taken on newer meanings :((

    hmmmm... something to ponder on for me

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  7. Travelling is fun, Always wanted to visit various places in the world and meet people who are interesting. Good Question though

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  8. @Vikram: wudnt that b gr8 if one cud do that? kaaash...

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  9. To 'seize the day' well and then beget the lost charm of ethics, is indeed an often confronted situation. A 'simple complication' of the faltering conscience perhaps...Carpe diem

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  10. HA HA HA :-) i got the imagination too roaming around d world...with the last para.wud be quite gud na :D:D
    and the statement is nice.."Their statement is: I have a bigger everything! I am better than you."

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  11. I am NOT going to ask myself that question...

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  12. Brings me back to a wonderful line from the film, Blue Valentine: "All their life girls look for prince charming. And then they choose to settle down with the guy who has a stable job." :)

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  13. @the mind: uh..m sorry but i couldn't get u :(

    @chitra: i know.if only i could roam like that :((

    @Farila: ok, but no one was ever expected to in any case Farila. its just MY crazy wandering mind with its myriad questions n thots. :)

    @Arco: hmm...still wondering about that...its relevance here

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  14. Yup , we are also in the same boat , but our first aim is to see our country in full length and breadth .

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  15. Cape Diem !!! or snatch the day, that's the crux of epicurean philosophy .But there is no free lunch as they say. The price may be too high !
    Nice post, as usual !

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    1. haan woh toh hai - a high price definitely

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  16. :) Nice and honest. Your last paragraph is really tempting enough to succumb to!

    Those hypothetical questions are sort of revelations, aren't they! :)

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    1. hehhe now that i am reading this post again, i think it is true what Sunil Deepak wrote above that everyone has a price. we just need the right quote

      oh btw, check out ur ticking bomb post

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