Sunday, October 12, 2014

Let's celebrate death! - Shivom Oza

Let's nuke the Pakistanis. They killed 5 of our own and we retaliated by killing 15 on the other side. Bravo, crush them!

If this was cricket - I could understand the overt enthusiasm and cheerleading. Never imagined that there would be a day when we would start cheering the fact that the opposition is losing more number of lives than we are, instead of wickets.

Wars never brought peace in Ukraine/Kashmir/Iraq/Afghanistan. Surely, a nation must protect its borders from insurgencies. However, the jingoism must end.

"War can never be ended by war" - Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai

Shivom Oza

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

I'd love to quit my job and travel, but.. - Shivom Oza

Ever heard of people who quit their corporate jobs to travel around the world? Their blogs feature wondrous stories, photographs & videos that encapsulate their nomadic life. I've daydreamed about resigning, packing my bags and setting off to Romania/Cambodia/Bolivia/Guatemala, while waiting for the Churchgate local.

However, like money makes the world go round, it is what makes you go around the world as well. I wonder how these people manage their expenses.

I can't wait to take the plunge, but looking at the trends in salaries at Indian workplaces - I might have to buy a lottery ticket soon.

Shivom Oza

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sabki Ulti Ginti Chalu! - Shivom Oza

A much-revered CM gets jailed for an 18-year-old corruption case. A superstar, son-sibling to former parliamentarians, is imprisoned for illegal possession of arms. Another superstar awaits trial in multiple court cases. We've had PMs who've wronged the nation, time and again.

These individuals can do no wrong in the eyes of their supporters. The popularity of these individuals has diminished the enormity of their 'alleged' crimes.

These recent big-ticket judgements have been a relief, and it remains to be seen how many more demigods and demigoddesses get convicted.

To quote Bajirao Singham - seedhi baat - sabki ulti ginti chalu!

Shivom Oza