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Stop being too hard on yourself …

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Goodnight

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Three day lyrical challenge – Day two

I would like to share the lyrics to a song by my favourite band – Linkin Park.

Song: Iridescent

Album: A thousand suns

Year of release: 2010

Genre: Rock


When you were standing in the wake of devastation
When you were waiting on the edge of the unknown
And with the cataclysm raining down
Insides crying, “Save me now!”
You were there, impossibly aloneDo you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go

And in a burst of light that blinded every angel
As if the sky had blown the heavens into stars
You felt the gravity of tempered grace
Falling into empty space
No one there to catch you in their arms

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go

Let it go
Let it go
Let it go
Let it go

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go


The song Iridescent” is a rock ballad about hope in the midst of chaos and sadness. The song really helps me get out of sadness and grief. It’s about letting go and moving on. Taking about other interpretations the entire album ‘ A Thousand Suns’ is a concept album dealing with human fears like nuclear warfare. This song also highlights the same concept, for example, ” burst of light that blinded every angel” can be understood as a nuclear explosion which produces a hell amount of light which can even blind the angels,” standing in the wake of devastation” sways toward the aftermath . Nuclear wars were a looming threat not so long ago, hence this album highlights those issues. Taking it generally, it asks us to move on in life, let go of our envy, frustration and sadness. I love this song and it’s still one of my favourites.

Trivia: 

1. “Iridescent” serves as the theme song for the film Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

2.  The album’s title is a reference to a line in the Hindu Sanskrit scripture the Bhagavad Gita“If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendour of the mighty one”

 

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5 wise quotes from Chanakya

Chanakya was an Indian politician, strategist, and writer, 350 BC-75 BC. Chanakya is also known as Kautilya, the author of Arthashastra(Economics), or rather the Arthashastra identifies its author by the name of Kautilya. He is also referred to by the name of Vishnugupta and was a scholar in the court of Nand Dynasty of Magadh Empire in ancient India. According to legends, he wasn’t happy with the way Dhana Nand, the last king of Nand Dynasty was running the empire. He found him incapable of defending the empire from Greeks who were approaching the western border. This led to a dispute between him and the king. Insulted at the court, Chanakya untied the sikha(lock of hair) and swore that he would not tie it back till he destroyed the Nanda kingdom. He then trained Chandragupta and guided him to defeat the Nand Dynasty and thus Maurya Empire was established, the biggest empires in Indian History.  Chanakya played a key role in his conquest. He is known for his unmatched wisdom, and his teachings in statesmanship were believed to be unparalleled.

Here are five of his wise quotes according to me:

  1. A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first. 

  2. The life of an uneducated man is as useless as the tail of a dog which neither covers its rear end nor protects it from the bites of insects.

  3. One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is a possession of others can use neither his knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.

  4. Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.

  5. The biggest guru-mantra is: never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you. If you cannot keep your secrets with you then how can you trust others to keep them secret?

 

 

Here’s a story about Chanakya’s wisdom:

THE REAL TEST

One day a known person approached Chanakya and enthusiastically started saying, “Do you know, just a while ago, I heard few things from your friend about you?”

Chanakya was famous for his wisdom, knowledge and good behavior. He said to his known person, “Before I listen to what you have to say, I would like to test it through my three step testing.”

“What is this three-step test?”, the person asked.

Chanakya made him understand, “ Before you tell me about what my friend has said, let us test it. I call this testing – a three-step test. The first test is of truth-ness. Is it sure that whatever you are going to say is a truth?”

“No”, the person said, “ I have heard it from somewhere.”

“Okay”, Chanakya analyzed. “If you don’t know whether this is true or not, we will do another test. The second test is for goodness. Are you going to tell me some good thing about my friend?”

“No, it’s opposite to it…..”

“Then”, Chanakya asked further. “Whatever you are going to say, is not the truth, is not positive about my friend then let’s do the third test. The third test is of usefulness. Whatever you are going to tell me, is that useful to me?”

“No, it’s not like that.”

Chanakya then said the last thing.

“Whatever you are supposed to tell me, it is not true, it’s not positive and it’s not useful also, then why you want to tell me?”

MORALE:

ANY INFORMATION MUST BE CHECKED ON THESE THREE PARAMETERS OF – TRUTHNESS, GOODNESS AND USEFULNESS.

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Super Duck


On a hill at a countryside
Lived once a Super Duck – DJ Kide
Clever and fit, you call him nearly perfect
Boy, wasn’t he the coolest stud?
He could workout hours in gym
Without aching his muscles a bit
He could solve sums inside his head,
There was no book he hadn’t read.
He knew what made an rocket fly,
He knew how engines worked and why.
He could spice up late night parties
He had all the charm to turn on hotties
He knew all this, but in the end
One question drove him round the bend:
He simply couldn’t puzzle out
What LIFE was really all about.
What was the reason for his birth?
His smart brain went round and round.
Alas, no answer could be found.
Till suddenly one wondrous night.
All in a flash he saw the light.
He was drunk and sober but still
He jumped up like a cha cha dancer
And yelled, ‘Holy duck, I’ve got the answer! ‘
They want my white meat slice by slice
‘To sell at a tremendous price!
‘They want my tender juicy chops
‘To put in all the butcher’s shops!
‘They want my breast to make a roast
‘And that’s the part’ll cost the most!
‘The butcher’s shop! The carving knife!
‘That is the reason for my life! ‘
Such thoughts as these are not designed
To give a hotshot duck peace of mind.
Next morning, in comes Farmer Wand,
A pail of duck food in his hand,
And our Kide with a mighty bullet round,
Knocked down the farmer on the ground …
Now comes the rather grisly bit
So let’s not make too much of it,
Except that you must understand
That Duck did eat Farmer Wand,
He ate him up from head to toe,
Chewing the pieces nice and slow.
It took an hour to reach the feet,
He even called his friends on the feast
Because there was so much to eat,
And when he finished, Duck, of course,
Felt absolutely no remorse.
Slowly he scratched his brainy head
And with a little smile he said,
‘I had a fairly powerful hunch
‘That he might have me for his lunch.
‘And so, because I feared the worst,
‘I thought I’d better eat him first.’


😂😂😂😂

PS:- The entire poem is a pure work of fiction and has absolutely no relation with reality whatsoever! Full credit goes to Roald Dahl whose poem “The Pig” inspired me to remake this.

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WC Final

France beats Croatia (4-2) to claim their second world cup after 20 years. Both teams showed top notch temperament, skills and dedication. Both were equally deserving. But as they say ” There can only be one winner “, hence destiny chose France this time.

Here are my favorite moments from the final

1. Peaceful and young presidents of both nations setting example of harmony and humanity.

2. French president couldn’t control his emotions after France scores a goal. The image says everything.

3. Thousands of fans coming out to support their nation at Eiffel Tower

4. Goons invasion amidst the match

5. The show stealer as always…. Mr putin does it in style. Putin the boss was only one to get the umbrella when a sudden downpour soaked the Russian Luzhniki Stadium 😂