Fabrics became defined and refined as humans and technology evolved, hand in hand. Trending fashions change and old ones come back.
I prefer to keep a low profile on fashion, keeping focus on other things of my interest, but the same might put others on tenterhooks😉. Adventure, teaching, reading, people – to me are all about change; new, novel, experiences.
Simply put, a majority is made with a diverse group of people. I wonder does majority constitute a cohesive group of single attitude or background or faith? Is that even possible?
We still hear conversations about mine and yours, ours and theirs, his and hers.
As a society, we are compartmentalizing people and cultures, consciously or unconsciously. How can we claim majority or mainstream identity, if we must downplay others, simply because they do not speak our language or fit in a different box, made by us?
Let us expect and respect diverse thought. It’s a one-ticket to success or failure by ‘majority’ definitions. In “Terror Strikes The HoCleS,” I have put across fun, progressive scenarios of people, some based on real interviews of few amazing people, to illustrate how we do more damage than good, and how they rescued themselves from terror. Dont tell the kids, but fiction is often based on facts😉!
One of them retired as a very high ranking official, one is a professor, and those still in conflict, I hope, will heal and make their lives better, following their inspiration. Interesting and most of us didn’t even know it!
Well, thats what I try to live by. I had a re-think moment again, when I saw myself in a tizzy trying to market the book. Then again, being human I keep snapping in and out of the rat race, consciously over the last two decades.
Now on instagram, pinterest, wordpress, and almost facebook, I zoomed out of my explorations and saw the rat race again😄.
Everyone is clicking likes, because you published a book and you will need help with editing.
You might need help with the book cover.
You must get their help for gaining more followers.
You should get help for marketing to survive the ways of the commercial world.
Whew! Might as well do an MBA, the conversion program to global trade!
I wrote the book like an exploration, not a fit to the list of how to’s. Didn’t people write books when there no books on method? Or, deliberate marketing? I did WordPress with an aim to reach others who might think like me, or who might engage in discussion on perspectives on social issues, not increase numbers in following.
I was wanting people to read the book, but wanted it to be an experience in life’s travel, not a product for sale. Why the rush then? Drop the rat race … again! Sometimes its just a constant battle not to fall into the pattern. And then we do. I do. (And, Mercy! No thats not a wedding wow to WordPress!)
It’s easier to go with the flow, right? Some of you might be relieved to know that, the me you followed is back. Thank you for your patience. To answer some of you who really supported unconditionally, I close with my name.
Appreciation and regards,
The humour favoured the educated, protecting their actions/decisions with laughter and guns favoured the makers alone. Terrorism was catching as much as the fashionable trends at the Malls. Everyone was pitching their own brand.
Looking back it feels as if everything happened for a reason. It didn’t make sense and no one offered any explanation and now I realize, just as well. I spoke to a lot of people, and whenever I was near giving up, I’d meet someone who would listen and understand what I was saying, offer a twig of hope, the slightest reason to go on. An agreement to something I said that made sense to both, that urged me on. At times, it was a line in a book here, a paragraph there, a video on youtube.
I tried to talk to war veterans, people in crime, poverty, and other important variables that relate to terrorism. People barely spoke about such topics, at least to strangers. Two academics, I had pinned my hopes on, shattered it all, within the same month. Ph.D’s lost relevance for me then. One* is thriving on stolen work, the other saw minority favouritism through his PhD diagnostic fluff.
At the same time, I got tips about every significant variable, from a stranger to a stranger, fitting another piece of this puzzle. I was finally meeting the right people, but at random.
My less intense exposure to atrocities in violence had saved me but kept me involved. I hadn’t been affected directly, but all those voices of people who wanted to be heard, those who had directly suffered, those who had seen ridiculous violence on both sides, their hopes and confusions, had become mine.
How can a sufferer realize his plight, when he or she is in the thick of it? How is someone to objectively realize their condition, when they do not have the education or the resources? Financial and moral strength in dis-repair, how do they lift themselves out of it?
I lived my crises for a long time did not know how to help me until a few quiet weeks made me aware about the gravity of their situation and I developed the will to do something about it. Having done it before, I must do it again, with or without another degree in another country. I guess I’d served my time living through minor suffering and lifting myself out of it to fully understand and appreciate another’s crises, though it was absolutely no comparison.
To face social opposition and (non-killing) attacks by the educated and affluent was very uplifting, if that makes sense. It was plain insight about the condition we human beings put each other through, involuntarily or even, voluntarily.
I had found a mushrooming pattern, revealed in, “Terror Strikes The HocleS,” an e-book fundraiser available at https://www.amazon.com/Terror-Strikes-HoCleS-V-Sabharwal-ebook/dp/B0772CVGKB
The name change is obvious, making it: “Terror Strikes The HoCleS!”
P.S. My kids were dead against it😄 Oops!
Let the story begin:
Travel with the searching hearts and minds of the discoverers of a society, 983 PGM, who wonder what were the HoCleS’ thoughts on ~ what has been, is, and must be.
Findalot, Knex, and Cynix find their research, inspired by a map shown by a colleague, to be a constant source of appreciation for their own fragile existence, growing fertile on the ashes of this civilization.
What was the fluff about this society 983 years Post Global …
Sneak Peak: Thats the best screenshot possible!
Introduction to the first character tomorrow😉
Thank you and a huge Welcome to all my new follows! Hope you enjoy my blog, and while you are here, you might even find something silly, useful, or beautiful!
Last year if you’d asked me, I wasn’t ready to publish this book I’d written a decade ago. I interviewed people who had gone back to successful lives, given the right opportunities. I’d held on to it because no one understood the theme. You see, no one wanted to. Its human nature to avoid whats unpleasant, but how long?
But then one of the characters came to life and started doing the things described here. Then another. Then an incident. It was very surreal to me. I stopped completely in my tracks.
To be honest, I thought everyone will not believe it, like i didnt. After starting wordpress, some my friends here believed me and my ideas.
I read others.
I got hope!
I realized that no matter what happens today, I need to be true to my work, and that it has its own life. I must let it go. Thus began the editing process, and I present to you apprehensively, but truly, my lifes work inspired twenty four years ago in Kashmir.
My study on terrorism, how it comes about, and how we the people, repeatedly ignore the symptoms that warned us of what can go wrong. Therein lies the comedy, there lies the horror.
Each one of us can make our planet safe, if we knew how.
It’s time we face the truth, or the fiction, even if it seems like just a far off story that does not affect our lives …
because it does.
COMING SOON to KDP, Amazon.
”Terror Strikes Nincompoopia” “Inner Utopia” in Header.
East Vs. West or West vs. East? Two different views on enlightenment. This is an interesting Rap song about it. Limitations are that its only Chinese Vs. European, but still brings out the difference in how the word enlightenment is understood across the regions.
My view is that if the Enlightened talk about Reason, then should we limit to a region or perspective? Or is it time to move forward together? 🤝One can reasonably understand how enlightenment is a strength: internal or external. Reason or Illusion🤔