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The Lord Of The Rings – Take Away

// July 28th, 2014 // No Comments » // Random Thoughts

Here is one very strong take away from the story:

Frodo: I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the ring, in which case you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought.

At hard times we tend to think the way Frodo thought – wish that nothing of this would had happened. Exactly at that rough time, we need to ponder a thought on what Gandalf says – There are other forces at work and you were meant to be here. So instead of thinking about why this is happening to you or coz of whom or anything else, what you have to focus on is that what to do with the (hard) time given to us. What you decide to do at that time will shape your future.

Conspiracy Theory!!

// December 16th, 2013 // No Comments » // Politics, Random Thoughts

Had a good discussion with a friend y’day about Indian politics and just came across this article titled:

Indian Space Programme Is Under Threat

ISRO Conspiracy

Above story about politics within and around ISRO is just an example. With that I want everyone to understand, before getting too emotional/opiniated about any person due to made-up stories and huge media gimmick, try to ponder your own thought upon the third angle, that there isn’t always the two sides of a coin, that there’s a cash-cult operating behind the scenes of the conspiracy circuit … the ISRO story above might not be true, but if it is then there are some good characters (Indian Scientists) who, according to the article, were wiped off the scene as part a larger conspiracy.

That makes me think – A lot of public figures live and work in a lot of pressure… we are not well informed to make an opinion about them… Am quite sure (though I may be wrong)… that

  • Manmohan Singh is in that hot seat without his wish!
  • Priyanka Gandhi wants to get into politics but is being made to stay out!
  • Sonia Gandhi never wanted to get into politics but was pushed to!
  • A Raja (from the 2G Scam) kind of people are just small pawns who are made scapegoat
  • Digvijay Singh might be a foreign agent who made sure Pranab Mukharjee becomes President and not PM…

That also makes me think about other major issues:

  • A lot of Indian money is being blacked/shipped out just not from Congress Leaders but also from those who cry about getting it back
  • Our policies (domestic/foreign) are decided by Russians / Americans / English…
  • Linking Indian Rivers is being blocked by foreign powers
  • Presence of Chinese companies in India is not FDI, its part of a larger conspiracy

Conspiracy Theory"

Feel free to add your:

  • Agreement
  • Own List to the above
  • Disagreement
  • Comments
  • Social Networks and Being Lonely – The Connection

    // August 29th, 2013 // No Comments » // Am Fan of, Random Thoughts

    There is certainly a lot good virtual socializing has done to this generation. We not only met good old lost friends, we keep in touch with them. There is a flip of even this though. How are we connecting with new set of friends? What happened to the conversations, good friends used to have, the real conversations. Here’s this different way of looking at our new social life.

    What is the connection between Social Networks and Being Lonely?
    Inspired and Based on the wonderful book by Sherry Turkle – Alone Together.
    Also Based on Dr. Yair Amichai-Hamburgers hebrew article – The Invention of Being Lonely

    The Innovation of Loneliness from Shimi Cohen on Vimeo.

    Animal Cruelty for Fashion

    // August 9th, 2013 // No Comments » // Cause

    Just when you thought that footwear involving the mutilation of millions of sheep couldn’t get any ugglier, several makers of knock-off UGG-style boots have been found to use fur from animals who were beaten and skinned alive. Tests conducted on products labeled as “Australian sheepskin” found that they were actually made of raccoon dog fur, most likely from animals confined to barbaric Chinese fur farms.

    WARNING: ANIMALS ARE SHOWN SKINNED ALIVE IN THIS VIDEO. LIGHT HEARTED PEOPLE PLEASE DON’T WATCH IT.

    But I request Keith Kaplan, executive director of the Fur Information Council of America, to please watch this.

    Raccoon dogs are confined to row upon row of tiny wire cages that are exposed to the elements. Many of the animals go insane from the intensive confinement. Undercover video footage shows raccoon dogs as they are dragged from cages and slammed repeatedly to the ground before being skinned while still conscious. Some survive for as long as 10 minutes, blinking in pain on a pile of other bodies.

    The tests also found that some boots contained domestic dog fur, which made it into Australia despite the country’s ban on dog and cat fur.

    Since you never can be sure whose fur ends up on your boots, coat, or gloves, the best thing to do is avoid all fur.

    Written by Heather Faraid Drennan

    Celebs – Would you all take responsibility?? – http://www.fur.org/celebrity-fur/

  • Elizabeth Hurley
  • Diane Kruger
  • Jennifer Lopez


  • Fashion Houses – Would you take responsibility??

  • Balenciaga / Alexander Wang / Altuzarra
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Karl Lagerfeld

  • Hello World! As they wish!

    // December 26th, 2010 // No Comments » // Random Thoughts

    1st Jan 2011, when my thought became reality and I gave myself this space in the virtual world.

    For a very long time I’ve dithered about coalescing the various facets of my online diary-keeping. Or whether to have one or not at all. Days went by so are those random thoughts and ideas while I was deciding on writing. Then there came a day where my super quick decision making habit gave birth to RakeshSingh.me

    From here on… la saga continúa :)