30 August 2008

I have been thinking

Where does inspiration comes from ?
Watching Olympics last week, one thought came again and again to my mind - how does it happens that one day , somewhere in a distant country someone wakes up with dream of going and winning in olympics ?
Someone who is not connected to Olympics in any way...who had no idea about what it is..still finds some inspiration..some motivation ...to dream...
Where does it comes from ? What drives people to spend years of their lives training for an obscure skill or sport...
Similarly, we keep reading...hearing about the freedom fighters who fought for Indian independence..there were some who were totally unaware of having any personal life or ambitions..who gave up wealth , love and comfort for a cause which so burned them...that they could NOT not do anything about it ..
What drives a person to rise above the mundane, the humdrum , to dream of something even they dont know exists ... what drove them to walk to their deaths with open eyes and arms extended...
I search in the dictionary and find Inspiration defined as Stimulation of the mind or emotions to a high level of feeling or activity.
Passion is defined as any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.
Is this what is the driving force of the athlete from an unknown country or Shahid Bhagatsingh who marched to the gallows with 'Inquilab Zindabad' on his lips ?
Is what Im describing called Inspiration or Passion or does this phenomenon has any other name ?

29 August 2008


I dont know when it started...was it the olympics..or was it much before that..click click click...searching for news on the web...on anything interesting that is going on..
Olympics made it quite obvious to me I think...never before in my 8-olympics past life have I been so fascinated with it...and media fueled it...I keep looking for more information ..dont know what exactly..but keep looking...never satiated...
After Olympics I was lost for a day or 2 and on I started again with DNC - it is quite fascinating to watch a man's unprecedented rise to power...but I think im getting a bit obsessed here...I am looking for all the obvious news coverage...and as if that was not enough I want to go into the specific searches...and the history...and opinions..
Why do I care so much about what others think of something...Do I even know what I think about all these things ??

25 August 2008

I like the change..

There were days...when our weekend..or rather Sunday would start with me waking up late...lying in the bed some more to read a book...and then R and I heading for a niice breakfast...brunch maybe ..come home satiated...watch a movie...langorous days..come to think of it not so bad...
but now...we want to wake up early..so as to miss the weekend crowd on our biking trail ! pack off our bikes and off to a 6-10 mile of biking workout..and it makes us sing ..makes us want to do better...again...gives us a great sense of accomplishment in the day...what could be better than that ?? I like it !