Tragedies, Human and God…

Remember last time you said “Why this pain?”

Yea, sounds like you thought about this just some time before, right?

We have this knack of questioning God’s existence. Accepted that you can’t prove his existence, but then you can’t deny it too. Also, man has this habit of writing off all the credit of his success to his name and all the failures to God’s.

Some question, why there is pain if God is there. And I smile at their childish question. Well is it like if God is there your life is supposed to be all fairy tales? Let me ask you a corollary to it. If God is not there, then why isn’t your life complete hell then? Isn’t your life a balance of beauty and hell? Don’t you get happy moments along with those sad ones?

I have one rational theory behind the tragedies or pain that befalls on us.

Tragedies bring people together, who otherwise wouldn’t have come together.

Consider various live examples in front of us. There have been numerous tragedies in Mumbai (or Bombay, whatever you call it). And you see people flocking in and pooling their efforts to save the victims of the tragedy.

Many a times I have seen it on Twitter, when it rains in Mumbai and roads are water logged, people tweet saying “I am travelling by so and so road. If anyone wants a ride home, hop in”.

Hadn’t it been for tragedy, would you have considered tweeting that? Would you ask someone, besides your friends, to hop in while on way home?

It’s another thing that soon after the meet, we forget about the person who helped you and whom you helped. That was an opportunity to be a human being to another human, and you lose it by not keeping in contact.

Coming back to the point, what I mean is, pain or tragedy comes in our life intermittently just for reminding us that your life cannot be all hunky dory all the time. You lose someone close to you, to learn how to live a life independently. Yea, this is a harsh way to teach things to us, but then that’s the way it is handled.

Because we don’t listen to a lecture if it is free of cost. But when we pay for it, we try to grab every word spoken by the orator.

And as far as God’s reference in this post is concerned, I strongly believe in God. Not the way a priest might believe in, but in more rational way. His presence has simply been brought into existence because we wanted some point, whereto we could stare and find the calmness we want in those anxious moments.

And the pain you suffer is bound to be that way. You are bound to suffer because of your deeds. God neither bring the pain to your life nor does he take it away from your life.

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16 July, IT happens in Kolkata. But what???

I just happened to come across a video being circulated on Twitter. Out of curiosity I clicked on the link. The video talked something about “16th July, IT happens in Kolkata“, “Be there in Kolkata“.

The video looks promising. Those of you who can attend whatever this is, please book your tickets, plan your travel and accommodation and participate in what seems like an awesome opportunity and event.

 

The video link is here —> 

tweet-meets…

Since some months now, I am following Twitter like anything. I guess there are evolution phases of “Social Networking” that we have seen since some years now. First to show his spread was “Orkut”, then came “Facebook” and the last one was “Twitter”. Though one can say that Twitter and Facebook entered the social networking game at almost similar point.

But let me tell you frankly, once the social network grows the need to be in contact with the friends and pals keeps on increasing. And so does the need of keeping it simple and yet elaborate. In this regard what I have found is, Orkut is becoming obsolete from Social network. When you are new to networking, you choose Orkut. Then once you become pro, you choose Facebook and when you become master, you choose Twitter. Some may disagree with me, but this is my perspective.

 

Anyways, I am getting distracted from my subject and need to come back to point.

Yesterday while leaving office, I saw a tweet mentioning a tweetup meet at certain place. I thought why not join them, as I am new to this city I will get to know some people and hence my social network will grow. Let me tell you, building a social network in cities like Pune, Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi is becoming more and more important.

 

So I replied to that tweet asking when and where the meeting is going to be. She told me the address and timing. After coming from office, I hurriedly got fresh and went for the meet. Somehow found the place in 20-30 minutes and there I was, chatting with them in a coffee shop.

 

That was an awesome experience I had recently. Meeting total strangers is a thrill one should experience every single day. The more you meet strangers, the more meaningful your life becomes. You come to know about different aspects of life and you can introspect and establish what you have and what you need to have in your life.

 

 

Special Note: I hereby thank “Satyadarshini Sharma” { @sandtree – Twitter } for making me realize the beauty of sharing small things and making way out for emotions. Recently I was experiencing myriad things (good and bad both) but never shared them on this blog. But after reading her blog http://satyakadarshan.blogspot.com I realized how much I was missing the fun. Thanks again Satyadarshini ji 🙂