Forgot to laugh

Forgot to laugh?

In this picture, Shantanu Mot and Ram Saraswat enjoying their evening bath. I splashed water on children and the reactions were, most of the times, the same as one can observe in this picture of my nephews; then I moved on to do the same with elders ( my sister), and I had to run off to save my camera and of course myself. Is that what we learn with time after growing up? 
Picture Credits – Myself 🙂
– Swastik Saraswat

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Why’re you here?

I want an answer to this question; why are you here? why are we here?

Behind every one reason to prove god’s existence there are ten of them to prove his absence.

Ask any son of a noblewoman, religious scholar, priest, or Mullah, he won’t be able to answer you why god created us?

The almighty god is the ruler of this world.” they say.

Enough of this adulation! You say god created us. God created this universe. But the question is why? what was the reason behind creating us?
An Islamic scholar wrote in his book that, “God created us because he wanted someone to communicate with him. Someone to love him. ”

If so, who is the selfish here?

In Christianity and Hinduism “Offer whatever you do in your life to me.”

Is it why you created us?

In the process of adulation, they say god loves peace. He forgives us for our sins, and he is kind. So is it why every day thousands of people are getting killed in the name of the same god who loves peace and kindness? And the almighty can’t even come once to make his own children understand that he loves peace?

Some, not all, Pundits are looting the devotees and yet god didn’t appear to stop those thugs despite knowing it all. Why?

However, in Hinduism, the concept of ‘Devta’ seems to be plausible to some extent. Because Devta gives birth to neither the universe nor the man. Devta’s existence is only after the birth of this universe.

Why do we exist? Why is the earth not as other planets like Saturn, Mars etc.? Why the bloody thing called ‘life’ existed here only? The earth would have been even healthier if we were not present here; then why? There is no ultimate purpose of our life which includes the whole of humanity.

They say everyone exists because he/she has some goals. But I’m asking what if we all were not present here? For example, doctor’s profession exists to cure patients. What if there were no patients?

So one who believes in god will never have an answer to these questions. Because he strongly believes that god created us, but there is no answer to ‘why?’

What’s your take on this?

~ Swastik Saraswat

Who’re you? Introduce yourself.

This post should have been published earlier as the first introductory article of this blog. But not my fault! It has always been a task for me to introduce myself, blame my extraordinary invisible life achievements or my dislike to the concept of self-introduction.
After the grand success of my first blog post which fetched as many as two likes, I thought of giving a look to other famous WordPress blogs. One of which I saw was started just a few months back. I hurriedly looked for the blog’s first post to reconfirm whether it’s only me to receive such a huge response to the very first article of my blog or there are more like me. Unfortunately, she wasn’t as successful as me with only eighty likes on the first post in which she introduced herself. Here, after reading her introductory post, I thought of trying my hands on the same. Not that I do copy people but there shouldn’t be an issue with trying what you’re not comfortable with. Or else what sense will the comfort-zone-ven-diagram posts make which we often see being shared on facebook pages?

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Hello, my name is Swastik Saraswat…err! That’s too formal, no? Let’s just go with the flow and respect the comfort zone which is much needed than the magic.
Another problem with me is that when exams are around, so deep a sudden crave for writing emerges into my heart that I can’t resist the feeling. I already own a Facebook page which has managed to get around ten thousand likes so far, of course, with the help of other page editors; Suyash Pandey is the co-editor and sometimes, I feel he is more loyal than me to the page. The page has mainly been used to spread a few thoughts related to core Indian politics and social issues. Besides this, I have also written a book titled ‘The Other Class Of Human Beings‘ which is live on Amazon. I’m pretty sure none of you does know about it but don’t worry, someday you will. And yes, I do also like to click photographs which I upload on National Geographic website’s open platform. Needless to say, I’ll upload them on this blog too.

This weekend, when another entrance exam is around on 28th of January, I felt like doing something new and start a blog with a resolution that I shall write a new post every other day. This time, I’m not going to keep myself limited to the core Indian issues or a particular field. I’ll post all the stuff from what I get to see on the streets of India to the India of my brain; from Rajasthan’s sand dunes to the food dishes I do try to make; from my childhood stories to the vast fiction world residing in my brain. Hope to see you hovering around the posts every time. And wait! Somebody told me that my blog’s ‘follow’ button is not working, so before you share my blog would you please test the ‘follow’ button on the right-bottom corner of this page?

Dear children, I know elders are stupid. But….

Are you killing the creativity of your child? Is your behavior not letting him be himself in front of you? Do you get your children video games to show your love to them? Ask your child to read it out then –

Children are wise and grown ups are brainless for children live a life and they understand what life is all about. On the other hand, it has been really long since the grown-ups encountered the real life when they were children. Now, their brains have forgotten what real life is. They have been brainwashed in big institutions by their teachers and professors, by the society, by their relatives, by the people they have been meeting after their childhood. How could they carry a brain which understands the concept of real life for such a long period of time?

Dear children, don’t feel bad when your Papa starts shouting at you because you’re dancing or singing and it irritated your father. Don’t feel bad when you ask them to draw a tree in your sketchbook and they keep making excuses of being bad at drawing as if you wanted to take a test of your parents. Be kind to your elders and especially your parents. They’re the most agonized creatures of this world.

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Picture source – psypost dot org.

Dear children, you should show a little more understanding towards grown-ups. Actually, grown ups are the victims of their own life. They are victims of the social structure their parents, their parents of parents left behind for them. They are victims of this world’s bad system. You see they have forgotten how it feels to dance without a reason, to talk alone, to smile without a reason, to dream how it feels to touch stars, to imagine how it feels to touch the clouds; my friends.

They don’t remember what is above or below these materialistic things called money, wealth, status, power, promotion, and recognition.They earn money. Never ask them what are their real plans or else they would reply ‘to make more money of the money they have.’ Isn’t it a little funny and weird? Yes, it’s, but to them. That’s how they are – sick and stupid grown-ups. They don’t seek happiness yet they cry for their sad and boring life. But don’t ask them what they did to attain happiness, containment, calmness, and peace; or they tell you that they bought the most expensive sofa set to be happy.

But children, you do have a purpose – happiness. Your actions are driven by your crave to be happy. Whatever makes you happy, brings a smile to your face is important to you. The more the younger, the more the wiser.

And now, let me reveal a secret to you my friends – The whole world is conspiring against you to kill your childhood and make you alike your elders. Your parents, teachers, many other weird creatures around you will ask you to not play and just study hard. They’ll try to keep you busy in studies with lots of homework and all that shit. When you’re done with your homework they’ve even TV sets, smartphones, and many expensive games for you to play and kill your childhood. And those video games will attract you, but……you’re smart. You’ll choose to go out and play for the beauty of childhood. And see, the beauty of childhood is not in those video games, smartphones, and TV sets; It’s there on the ground in getting your knees skinned sometimes. You’re not going to remember how much you scored in which game and against whom, but the day you cried after getting your knees skinned while playing. Study hard but don’t forget the world besides those books.

Cheers for your childhood! And now, give back this device to your elders.

I hope your child enjoyed reading this. Now, I have a question for you. Do you also lash out at your children sometimes and get annoyed by their questions?

~ Swastik Saraswat