When you get some beautiful thoughts or some random lines, you start to appreciate it and then you think ‘may be this can be shared’, just like me at this moment.
I got a line not so beautiful or poetic but something worth a read and I thought of posting here. But in the last moment, I was like chuck it, it doesn’t reach to people (with the exception of few). So, many a time I think of something nice and come here to share and then I’ll drop the idea. Sometimes the reason is what’s the purpose of sharing and why should I share ?
If you ask me, you have shared earlier and why not now?
Earlier I thought it’s what everyone does in general. They write and they share. So, I used to share too and post lots of pics (and most of the times I just felt it).
Now I have reduced it to a larger extent and rarely I post something. Sometimes, I share info that needs to be reached to many.
After some thought breaking thoughts, I realized I can post things here. Not because I want to get more likes, not because I want recognition, not because to show off but…
In the future, when humans are extinct or less stupid or when aliens rule the earth and when any of them stumble on this( or some of my other posts) they will realize,
“this dude is different”.
His friend/colleague replies, “Yes. Indeed he is different. Because no two humans have same DNA structure.”
and a meme comes saying “Yeah, SCIENCE bitch”
Long long ago, during a bus ride to Toulouse on a grey day…
I rested my head on the seat in front of me. My small travel bag was hanging from this seat whose strap was between my forehead and the seat on which I am resting my head. Not a single drop of water was consumed from the water bottle I am carrying and I am staring at the half eaten Oreo packet I had bought, in the seat’s small netted elastic basket. I ate just one from the packet which I had brought.
In the twilight zone around 100 km away from my destination, I saw a dance of light on my hands as I held them clutched. The flickering light came from the right side of the bus. I looked towards the warmth. I saw a giant cloud in the shape of a tortoise shell with the sun behind it trying to lurk out towards me just like the head of a tortoise from its body.
As bus kept moving, shorter trees along the road made way for a clearer view of this giant shell of cloud between a brown and a bald head in the right side seats of the bus. Two smoke trails emerged from this giant cloud. The trail was gaining length as two airplanes were flying away from this cloud towards left.
At this moment, dark gloomed over the bus as it entered a tunnel. A few moments of ride, few moments of darkness with little light and then at that moment we emerged into…
A beautiful landscape on either sides. Green land glimmering under the golden light at the golden hour of the day made small hills with little houses made of red bricks on top to shine bright, even from the farthest distance. A bridge made of stones with many giant pillars supporting a railway line between the small hills on my left, reflected the warmth of the bright light and hence the stones seemed yellow in color. To my right, a valley sheltered many houses than it’s opposite side. There seemed enough light to shed over these beautiful small houses, even though they were closed to the direct contact of Sun’s warmth as a small hill stood between them.
A little curve along the road towards right, made the sun rays shower the light to wake the sleepy eyes that were either slept or were lazy under the twilight ridden bus ride to Toulouse.
People woke up from cold to the dance of light.
(PS: I got to know that this is my 150th post in WordPress blog. I have no idea what to tell. Keep checking out folks for more posts and thanks to all who are constant supporters and at times appreciated the work. )
Recently I had an argument with a friend over the use of Plastics. It mainly involved plastic’s role in the economy of a country. With respect to Indian and world economy, my friend told it’s a must in the FMCG industries. To summarise her arguments, I’ll write them in the following points.
Food packing can be replaced by paper bags but it comes at the loss of many trees.
Alternatives to plastics in electronic industry are still in R&D.
Banning on complete plastic also affects the pharmaceutical industry too.
Replacing plastic by metal in some of the above-mentioned areas is a costly affair.
All the points mentioned by my friend is true and completely valid. It seems right for any sane person to know that banning the plastic affects the economy of a country.
At this moment, I had kind of a rebellious thought. All the points mentioned above are in the interest of humans. All the points on economy and country development concern only for human. Does these developments ever speak for an animal, bird or to the whole nature in which we are just a small part.
The answer is a big NO.
To counter my friend’s argument, I mentioned the following points.
I am not an expert in economics. I am an engineer and through an engineer’s perspective, I think by banning plastics there will be a positive effect on Indian economy not immediately but eventually.
Ban on plastic for current time surely has negative effects since many are dependent on it and immediate ban creates short-term chaos. But in a long run, it will bring out the best.
An alternate is required because of which new innovations and inventions will be carried out. New eco-friendly inventions are good in economic as well as eco-system point of view.
We all know where plastics are all going to end now and how it is affecting that area. When plastic clears from those areas there lies another opportunity.
It is known plastic has a negative effect on the ecosystem be it to any water bodies or land. Plastic ban stops this negative effect and helps to have a good environment which in turn good health and health is wealth.
In the end, I also said that even though I am a human, I always prefer nature over the economy.
The reason why I hate plastics and so-called economy in the above discussion is that I know how humans are exploiting the earth. There are tons of videos where plastic is proven as a dangerous affair to the environment and other species. And it hurts me whenever an exotic or endangered species are subjected to the threats of plastic alone. Blue whales, sharks are some of those endangered species that are facing problems because of plastic in water bodies.
Recently, I read somewhere that plastic will overtake the aquatic species by quantity in the future!
Lion kills a deer. There is a death which may be considered as cruel part of nature but for the eco-balance. You know why lion has to feed on deer and not plants, because just like a lion if all animals feed on the green it will lead to overgrazing, which in turn leads to deforestation, blah, blah…. It is because of this nature has some carnivorous animals in its arsenal to maintain the balance. And what are we doing? We are screwing up this balance. People by which I mean poachers and some of those with big rifles and pictures are eliminating the part of the food chain in the dumbest way possible.
In the above case, the balance was screwed by direct interference of human (who is also a part of nature). Now, the human has evolved to an extent where plastic, a product of human invention alone is causing the trouble to the entire water body.
I was thinking how can we stop plastic affecting the nature. People Say plastic recycling. But they have been doing and creating awareness and its still reaching people. According to me the quick, hard yet the best solution is to ban the plastics. But people say it affects that, this and creates chaos and all the philosophies.
I also know it is extremely difficult to ban the plastics completely. But, it’s not impossible. I think plastic is being there from the last couple of centuries may be more than a little more. But, I am sure plastic wasn’t there when civilization started. Maybe there was like natural rubber or other things but their applications were minimal.
Without the present day technology and plastic minus wars, our ancestors lived longer than us. With technology and without the plastic, maybe we can survive in an even better way.