Friday, January 04, 2013

Dead Man Walking

In an apparent attempt to inculturate west bloc democratic ideologies - billions of dollars have been invested at various levels.I think technology plays a major role in manipulating people’s views about what is going on in the world. However, people are not easily controlled or influenced these days with conventional media with advent of social media. There is growing consciousness amongst public about the usual ways – how conventional media work and feed construed views to general public. I hope people consider that the world will never run like a well-oiled machine. The idea of the human mind as uncontrollable has influenced a desire for rational mastery over our own human nature. I like to imagine us slaving over the  development of artificial intelligence for thousands of years, using the language  of science and the laws of reason, but always failing to compute our own human nature, emotions and desires. Little do we know that intelligent thought dwells in the corner of a dark, damp area of human perception. It lays waiting for the right moment to engulf us in our technological conquests and pave the way for the future.

I dream of India - a nation with her multicultural atmosphere, of the wide range of opportunities it offers – theatres, museums, shopping streets, sidewalk cafés in every city and town. None of this I want to miss in the Nation of my dream. Parks, a big river, little lakes and canals, Open spaces where you can meet, exchange and express yourself. This is my thought – what is yours?

- Abhijith Jayanthi 

Place: Abu Dhabi
Date:  01 Jan 2013