Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Poignant Rose...

Fits, doesn't it?


Recently saw Dhoom 2… Thoroughly enjoyable flick… In it, Bipasha Basu played practically no role. In fact, it wouldn’t have made a difference whether she was there in the movie or not. This was also the case with Lara Dutta’s role in Zinda... Its like they’re just prancing around for the heck of it.. When I saw Zinda, I made an analogy which seems to fit here as well…

You know those handbags which look so tiny that nothing can fit in them except maybe half your cell phone? Those, for some reason, are so popular… It’s like they’re pretty much carried for show because they’re certainly serve no practical purpose. So, Bipasha Basu and Lara Dutta in those respective movies were tiny handbags of the highest order… utterly useless but there for show, trying to enhance the overall appearance maybe, but just inviting incredulous doubts as to why they were carried in the first place.

Another rambling for the day done… Over and out!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Normal? Naah...

A friend of mine, Kanishk, coined this theory.. he calls it the normal theory.. he narrated it to me, only to get my mind working on this and I came up with a counter to this, to which I got another counter. So finally we have come up with this as stated below, which is kind of an amalgamation of both our abnormal minds... So to state this theory as typed out mostly by him, with numerous inputs from me as well as editing and proofreading, here goes our combined effort at deriving a lot of "sense":

When I say normal theory I mean that’s exactly what it’s not because the theory talks about how nothing is normal which includes this theory obviously.

Fine so here goes…

What is normal...?

Something that is common to everyone... but by default no two individuals are the same, so there is no question of there being features common to all people, or even most of the people. Even if for a moment you assume that there is a feature ‘x’ which one person has, and define that as normal; in that case, as one may notice, that feature will not be present in the same way in almost any other individual, because every individual is unique in his or her own way. So in that case everyone else will be classified as abnormal and that in fact will become the common feature in all people. So abnormality is the only thing that is normal and hence there is no normal except abnormal in itself.

Now you may choose to look at it in a more simplified, absolute, and practical manner.

What is normal mathematically ?

A line that is perpendicular to a given line, or a line that lies at an angle that is not inclined to any side. By that definition, a normal person will be one who is not inclined to any side in any sense. Now a 'normal' person will have no inclinations whatsoever and that is an impossibility because there are many things a person will be inclined to.Could be something as lame as “Do I like ice cream or not?". I am not normal so I can say I like ice cream but a 'normal' person can not say that he likes or that he dislikes it has to be in the middle. Now in such simple cases, one might find exceptions. For example, take me and chocolate.. I don’t particularly like chocolate, but I don’t dislike it either… (Just for the record, these are not Divya’s views since she happens to be a hardcore chocoholic).

But looking into more serious issues like life, it is an impossibility for one to be normal, as the opposite of life is afterlife (not death). Now I have never met a person who is not alive and not in his afterlife (if an afterlife exists). Or for purposes of simplification a normal person cannot not be alive and or not be dead at the same time as that is a practical impossibility.

To look at it another way, people are said to be normal if their behaviour conforms to the standard behavior set in society and in life. Therefore to be “normal” is to act parallel to everyone else. But now, blatantly using semantics, normal means perpendicular. Therefore to act normal is to act at an absolute tangent to everyone else’s behaviour, which is abnormal… Therefore, normal is abnormal… If that’s too mind boggling for you, take it that normal does not exist...

So what have we learnt??

Normal= 90 degrees
Normal= 0 degrees
Normal= Abnormal
Normal= nil.

Take your pick…