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Reincarnation: do you believe in it?

No. Totally do not. I think it’s a bunch of crap though two major religions, including my family’s own believe in it. I do not. Though it would be cool though. Kinda like the Cylon skinjobs in the reboot Battlestar Galactica. Without the evangelistic moronic religion involved, I might add.

But I don’t believe in it. It’s a stupid and illogical thought that we have this thing called a soul and once we die, it looks for a new host and gets reborn again. I have heard and read stories about people – why is it always usually in the USA? – about young girls or boys talking about a past life, them remembering their spouse from an earlier life and knowing the way to their old house and all such nonsense that looks good on a tv series or a movie but in real life none of the stories have been authenticated.

People will want to believe what they want to believe. You can’t change that and only they themselves can better their ways of thinking and educate themselves and stop choosing to spout rubbish ideas passed down from the ancient world and convince themselves of this drivel.

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Selfie Overload!

Is Social Media Making Us More Narcissistic?

Yes in so many ways. I guess we all have some narcissistic streak in all of us but at different levels. Some have very small doses of it – I for one, atleast think that I have very little of it because, hey even I have a low opinion of myself.

Once in a while taking a few selfies is well understood and it’s fun to do. Having a great hair day? Nice new outfits? At a new location or a funky, happening place? At a party with friends? At a concert or a sporting event? Sure! Meeting friends after a few years? Excellent! All of these I can understand. Your current profile pic for your various social media accounts has become a bit old and stale? Go for it!

What I do not understand is taking 100 selfies in a week! Some guys are at fault too but I notice, atleast where I live that it is mostly girls under the age of 25-26 who do this. Go to the bathroom – takes 150 selfies! What the hell? I think that taking so many selfies is akin to some kind of mental disease.

Prompt from The Learning Network at The New York Times

Your Own Personal K.I.T.T.

Would You Like to Ride in a Car That Drives Itself?

Someone people love to drive. Not in Kochi at the moment with her pothole filled roads in most places and traffic jams up the crack of every ass! But yes a lot of people around the world do love to drive. I don’t drive and I do not have a car or a license to drive either. I wish I could afford to get one now though. I do love long drives as long as it’s not with too many people and the road is good and we are going to a place I’d enjoy.

Now, a car that is backed up AI and drives itself, that would be cool. Just sit, relax and set the seat back and chill with some music on, maybe even have a cold drink and/or a snack. The car will drive itself to your destination. You just worry about getting enough rest on your way to work or to a party or to a wedding or just coming back home. No stress of navigating traffic, honking horns and using deft maneuvers to dodge other vehicles – the AI will have all that done for you.

Imagine how much people would enjoy commuting in these circumstances. It’s like one of those spaceships in Star Trek or another scifi show where you input the co-ordinates into the computer’s console and the system drives it for you, while you can do other things. Sure why not? We can program the cars so that accidents are avoided at all costs.

Prompt from The Learning Network at The New York Times

TV Watching For The Family

What Role Does Television Play in Your Life and the Life of Your Family?

Television used to be affectionately called the idiot box. It truly did turn out to be the idiot box of this generation. The generation of tv and media glitz and fan following of the talentless, over-hyped, all bark and no bite celebrities while the ones with integrity and talent and some sense are content to have the faithful following them and they are grateful for what they get.

The family, well parents anyway, watch the same shit that is watched in most households in the state and across the country (though the language differs). They watch the big tv soaps that are advertised heavily on the local channels with rather stupid storylines and dialogues and crappy actors and acting. They watch the same stupid reality tv shows that everyone else in the state watches. They watch the same award shows with the same actors, comperes, same stupid, formulaic comedy skits and dances and speeches as the other 50, the same comedy on stage skits shows and the same talk shows and mom watches a bunch of cooking shows.

And ofcourse, a huge number of movies. Some of which are good but some are the same old, same old.

Prompt from The Learning Network at The New York Times

What’s the Best Way to Get Over a Breakup?

What’s the Best Way to Get Over a Breakup?

The thing you should not do is to immediately fall in love or start a new relationship right away. That is not the best thing to do as you usually will need that space to get over the breakup even if you are the one that initiated the breakup. Trust me, it’s not worth it.

To get over one, surround yourself with things you can do. Go out with friends or have them over. Have movie marathons or episode binging of your favourite tv shows. Or go out for a picnic or for some movies, concerts whatever you can find. Weekend trips out in the country. Anything to keep yourself occupied and enjoying life with people who care about you.

Even if are going to do it solo, try and find something to do. Take a solo road trip, a few days, a week or 10 days. Go to someplace new and a place you’d be excited about going to. Take up a new hobby. Make yourself some new friends. Time heals.

From The Learning Network at The New York Times

WTF Is Normal Anyway?

Is being “normal” — whatever that means to you — a good thing, or a bad thing? Neither?

Normal is boring – Fido Dido!

What the fuck is normal anyway? Normal for what? Normal for whom? Normal because you say so or society says so? What is normal then is not normal now, possibly even abnormal now! So who is to say that what you consider to be normal right now – because it is so darn precious to little ole you – will not be considered abnormal in the future? Are you that so full of yourself that you think you cannot be wrong?

I do not like being normal all the time or in everything I do. I am different, possibly a little bit unique in several things or aspects about my character and life. I do not care of you frown upon that. Life is too short for me to worry about such trivial things. And if you need reminding – you are not that important in the grand scheme of things any way! You matter as much as a tiny speck of dust in the massive universe.

So stick up for being different and slightly weird and “abnormal” or not of the norm. Because that makes you unique, that makes you fun, that makes you interesting, that makes you, YOU!

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A Storybook Day

You have to spend one day as or with your favorite fictional character. Which one would it be and what would you do?

If I could spend just one day as a fictional character – I would pick someone who is very wealthy and glamorous. Who has money pouring out of every hole and splashes it out like it’s going out of style and he wants to get rid of it. That kind of rich.

Or perhaps I would like to spend it as a vampire. A glamourous vampire who seduces the nubile young women, bed them and sucks their blood – just not enough to kill though. I wouldn’t want to do that. But yeah seducing and sucking (not just blood) and orgies of me and several women under my spell.

What else? I am still in a daze thinking about the orgies of women writhing away with moans of pleasure. As do I! Damn, it’s a shame to not have that.

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Rude, Loud & Idiotic!

I am a bit concerned about the current generation of young boys and girls. I was at a small internet cafe that is located about less than a minute’s walk away from my building. The cafe owner also has digital scanning, photo copying and DTP in the shop plus he also has a few new connections for mobile companies like Airtel and Reliance as well as recharge options for their prepaid customers. As I had a requirement for getting some documents scanned I walked over this morning at around 10 am.

While I was there I waited in line for the scanning as there was a young lady in front of me as well as an older gentleman who had handed over some files to be photocopied and left for a while. After the girl left it was my turn and just then 4 lads of about 17-18 walked in. They must be 17-18 in my opinion though they looked kinda immature for that age as well but one of them had a full scruffy beard so I am guessing they were around 18. And they were loud and obnoxious and talked way too much for anyone’s liking. From their loud talk I got the idea that they were in town to right some exams (perhaps an entrance exam or something) and they wanted to check something online.

These guys have no sense of personal space or any decency or manners! Fucking hell parents in Kerala, what the fuck are you teaching your kids these days? I was never the “perfect gentleman” and neither were my friends but at that age and younger or even older, we knew how to behave in public. I would never be so rude enough to stand at the table and bend over to check what the owner of the cafe was typing. The rudeness is shocking! They can’t stand at a respectful distance from someone else. They won’t know how! They can’t wait their turn and start loudly asking for what they want even if there are people in front of them. And no one else wants to hear your conversation so speak at a lower level you assholes!

Buyers Beware!

The year is 2243, and your computer’s dusty hard drive has just resurfaced at an antique store. Write a note to the curious buyer explaining what he or she will find there.

23rd century and we are in 21 years before the Star Trek TOS era. So, it’s very close to the upcoming Star Trek Discovery era and 91 years after Enterprise launches. See, this is the way the mind of a hard core Trekkie works!

Anyways, back to the prompt – so in 2243 my dusty hard drive has been found and is being kept for sale at an antique store. Wow, Dell you really are good if the hard drive can last that long! But anyway some unsuspecting souls come into the antique store and they look around and find my hard drive. “What’s this?” they ask the owner of the store. The old man who runs the place smiles and tells them that it is a hard drive used for storing data on a computer back from the 20th & 21st century. This one was made in the year 2015!

“Wow!” says the people who want to buy it. “That is ancient! We’ll take it” and then they exchange money, credits, latinum or whatever the heck passes on for currency in 2243. Then the young folks take it to their home and they inter-phase it with they large computer and try to access the files hidden in my hard drive. And they see naked pics of beautiful women, rock music, music pics, Star Trek stuff, movies, pics from movies, pics from tv shows and all other goodies. “Wow, what are Minions? What is Grumpy Cat?” They wonder and they gaze in awe at the stuff in my hard drive.

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Shape Of You

Which quirky habit annoys you the most, and what quirky habit do you love — in yourself, or others.

Where do I start? One of my biggest pet peeves or something annoys me is guys who start singing as soon as they enter the public bathroom. Like at the office. I don’t start singing as soon as I get into my bathroom forget about a public bathroom at work. Why the fuck do these guys do it?

I will be in a stall in the loo and trying to take a leak or a dump and want some peace and quiet while I do my business quickly and leave having relieved myself and in come some random moron into the washroom and starts singing the latest Malayalam / Hindi / Tamil or English song that’s a hit! I mean for heaven’s sake you startle me as I am peeing and my aim is not on target!

Also “Shape of You” is not appropriate music to poop to!

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The Glass

Is the glass half-full, or half-empty?

The glass is definitely and most certainly half empty! Half fucking empty. I don’t get it why I can’t have even what I deserve. This is ridiculous. I just want to move on and not be bothered with shit all the time. I just want some peace and quiet and to be let alone and do what it is that I am to do and what I have to do. Why piss me off?

It is half empty and maybe….no it is infact less than than half empty. It is not anywhere near to being half full. Not in the slightest. This life stinks. I see no possible way that it gets better and that it gets towards being half full. I have had enough with being optimistic.

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Roshanism

You are sent back to the 1500s with immortality and 1 gold coin. How do you become the richest person in the world by 2017?

What else? I would go back to the 1500s and tell the people that I am a god and show them that I am one by showcasing my immortality. They would have solid, tangible proof (unlike your so called silly fictional gods) that I exist and would worship me for all eternity.

And poof, just like that, in 2017 the dominant deity on this planet and the prevalent religion would be Roshanism. You would all be devout Roshanists and incase you do not believe in me, I will be fine with it. My laws would state that you are to be treated equally and should not be subjected to any discrimination or harassment of any kind. But if you believe in any other god or gods – OFF WITH YOUR HEAD!

How do I become the richest person in the world? I don’t need that 1 gold coin! Keep your stinking gold coin mere mortal. I will be showered with riches, temples would be built in my honour and I will have golden palaces in each country where I chose to stay and will have a harem of gorgeous women in each palace as well. Who needs your 1 gold coin!

Prompt from The Atheist Republic Facebook Page

Take That, Rosetta!

If you could wake up tomorrow and be fluent in any language you don’t currently speak, which would it be? Why? What’s the first thing you do with your new linguistic skills?

Easy! French. It is the poshest and most coolest language around. Also the most sexual and romantic sounding language around. If I woke up tomorrow with the ability to speak impeccable French, I would flaunt it. Flaunt it at the opposite sex. Ma cherie, voulez-vous coucher avec moi? In a French accent, I imagine if I said that and with my charm, I would get the little ladies to rip off their panties in a jiffy! I am terrible, I know!

Seriously I love the way that the words flow & sound in French. If not French then it would be Spanish because nothing sounds more exciting the way it is spoken in Spanish. You could be describing a mundane evening of making a sandwich, watching tv alone at home and watching Youtube before going to bed at 11pm and it would still sound like the exciting build up on a football pitch before a magnificent goal! The Spanish speaking population is that excitable.

A third language would be Klingon. So I can quote Klingon proverbs at you before I kill you with my Bat’leth, you p’takh with no honour!

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No Pain, No Gain, No Mullah!

Do you agree with Jane Fonda’s favorite exercise motto, “no pain, no gain?” Is it impossible to attain greatness without considerable hardship?

I think not. No matter how much we think the ultra-rich and famous people have it easy, they have had to do something in the form of pain that ultimately gave them their wealth or increased what they already had. Like if you think someone was born into wealth, they still had to maintain that wealth by doing things to get more money. It just doesn’t grow on trees.

Sure there are those “celebs” who seem to be famous just for being famous and it seems that for no reason they keep getting paid large sums of money to keep being famous. I dunno why that is so but at some point or the other they either have to do crazy things to keep themselves in the spotlight and maintain their fame or work hard at just what it is that they are famous for. And hence keep the money rolling in.

It’s a strange world out there for famous people.

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New Wrinkles

You wake up one day and realize you’re ten years older than you were the previous night. Beyond the initial shock, how does this development change your life plans?

Well if I woke up tomorrow and found out that I had suddenly turned 50 – retirement would be up in a few years! The end would come much faster. I’d be 50. Fucking 50. An age which it felt like just a few years ago was centuries away. That’s how devastating it would be for me.

I like life and I like doing whatever it is that I feel like doing on any free day. I would feel that at 50, this dude would be inclined to stay at home much more and drinking coffee and liquor every Saturday and Sunday evening and order in more than going out. I dunno, but being a bachelor is lonely most of the time and hence, going out and seeing happy couples and families is taxing for you.

I would also probably look around and see what changes I could make to my life and make it more comfortable and healthier would also be in the works. I’d probably also save a lot more. I don’t think much else would change.

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My Secret Admirer

You return home to discover a huge flower bouquet waiting for you, no card attached. Who is it from — and why did they send it to you?

Well, I’m hoping it’s this bodacious babe I keep giving longing stares at everytime I see her at the office cafeteria. She is so hot and sexy with those eyebrows and eyes and red, pouty lips and those curves on that body. I have no idea what her name is and have been trying to find out and also the nerve to go and talk to her.

I find her hot and I find her desirable and I wanna make babies with her. But ofcourse, especially as she works in the same office as I do, I wouldn’t dare do anything so bold and brazen but if I do get an little chance, I will introduce myself and make friends with her. Once and it was a few months ago, I opened the door for her so she could pass first, as I am a gentleman and always do that, and she looked at me and smiled a grateful and thankful smile at me (oh how long that euphoria lasted) like in “chivalry isn’t dead?” but that’s been the extent of my interaction with her.

So I would hope it’s from her. She wants to have coffee…..tea…..and me! Not particularly in any order! And she wants to make babies with me. I am terrible, I know. And I make no excuses for it.

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Instant Celebrity

If you could be a famous person for a day, who would you be? Why?

Why would I want to be some other famous person? I want to still be me but famous and popular and stinking filthy rich. But I still want to be me! There’s no one else I’d rather be. But I want to be so loved and so popular and — did I mention rich? – and so desirable and sexy that women and teenage girls will wet their panties as soon as I arrive before them in person and flash a smile in their direction.

If I could change places with a famous person who is living, I’d pick ……. Hugh Hefner. Man does he know how to live and what a life! Surrounded by all those Playboy Playmates in his mansion 24/7! I’d be swimming in perfect bodies all day long and all night long. He is my hero and I’d want to swap places with him right now or even 10 years back. That is the life to live.

Otherwise, I’d want to make my own crazy rich, indulgent and wild life. With busty & gorgeous women holding on my arms, and other body parts, having a party.

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I Was Here First

You are the first astronaut to arrive on a new, uncharted planet. Write the note that you leave to those who come after you.

Aha, the perfect dream. I have always wanted to be the first to land on an alien planet and claim it in the name of all mankind. A planet where there is no life…or wait, atleast no sentient life. We can have animals and birds and even insects there. Some delicious animals for the barbecue. Hmmmm, alien barbecue!

I digress! So yeah as I land on this lush and beautiful planet with hills, valleys, snow capped mountain ranges, lakes, rivers, seas and oceans with abundant plant and animal/fish life, and pristine, greenery and beautiful landscapes, as I take my first steps on this uncharted planet I will say and note down “One small step for Roshan, one giant leap for Roshankind!”

What? I can’t say that. Neil who? Ok, all I shall leave for others who come after me is this “I have hidden treasure here and you who have found it can keep it.”

(P.S. – there is no treasure)

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