M v F

The world is calm and peaceful apparently, but how many can actually feel the tension building up in everyone’s lives? Very few, because, each one is engrossed in their own problems, solutions, happiness, comfort etc. The wars that are waged and those worth waging are not just on the borders of the country or in the skies and waters, but within the boundaries of our own homes. It shouldn’t be shocking to come across this revelation to most people, and i am quite sure of it. Didn’t get me yet huh? Then, read on…

Few of my (she)friends at WP are a rage at writing topics that concern women and their respect, modesty, dignity and other aspects which basically have the message that women are not treated properly. It appears true from a bird’s eye point of view, but can we blame only the men for this? Another friend RJ wanted to be born as a girl if he had the chance to choose his birth again. I whole-heartedly appreciate such an idea because it appears naive and stupid to most of us. This is just an example to show that men-in-general are not responsible for what women are facing now.

The rift between boys and girls was common in childhood and i had this arguement, rather a debate, in the high school. I was waiting for my turn stupidly and when i realised that i wont be given one, i barged into the argument. If men and women were supposed to be equal, why were they not made equal? Don’t you think the creation of men and women the way they are, was a secret of nature? Secondly, both were given the same brains with some mild differences. So, if they really craved for status quo all the time, why didn’t they retort in the beginning of the civilization? Did they subdue themselves just before the muscular power of men and chose to play political and love games with them? I know that i am not talking about women in general, but about those who had led to a change in the course of history and hence, resulting in the current scenario.

I strongly attribute the inequality observed to the history, because, that is where everything comes from. And for the mistakes committed by men and women in the past, the current day “empowered women” are fighting for their rights. It is bad to note that those who fight for the rights of women living in slums etc., come from an acre wide bungalow or in a car fit for a goddess. Ask them to stay in the hut for an hour and they’ll know why women still choose to be there. It is not just equality that they crave for, but a morsel of food a day, and sometimes, for a couple of days.

And lastly, coming to the most popular type of people – students, teens, tweens (or whatever!) The inequality is present here too. But in the opposite fashion. I am amazed at the stock of weapons they carry to subdue men. A smile can speak a thousand words and a tear can possibly, never stop speaking šŸ˜€ . Its available against all kinds of men and all age groups. But, they are not carried by all. If at all the technical know-how spreads among all women, we men will have to run to Mars and keep gaping at our once beautiful home – the Earth!

PS : I sincerely feel that men will have to start fighting for their rights someday. Oh God! Please let me hide beneath your cushion if it happens! šŸ˜¦

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Artistic Soul

Art is a continuous flow of suspended disbelief.

The evolution of art beyond leaps and bounds, cutting across limits imposed by various civilizations and filtering through imaginations of people of all the ages that have passed by, stands as a worthy testimony to the statement.

Belief in your senses sets the real world apart from imagination. Imagination finds its way to reality through art. Art inspires humans to disbelieve the reality by its sheer charm. Yet, to appreciate it, we have to suspend the disbelief. And this disbelief spreads across various genres.

Paintings, Poetry, Sculptures, Music, Architecture, Theater and a lot more contribute as the genres. But the true spirit of art lies in the Artistic Soul. The world has had artistic souls like Michaelangelo, Bellini, Botticelli, Bruegel, da Vinci, Durer, Raphael, Titian, and the like, who redefined the existing perceptions about art in their time. It is a tribute to their skill as artists, that we have reams of praises, commentaries, studies, research etc. Similar personalities, fortunately, have cropped up in the course of history as a saving grace.

Now, what is this artistic soul? Is it the soul of an artist you inherited after his/her demise?

I tend to have discussions with one of my closest pal, Pavan, whenever we are in a mood to speak our hearts out. After dealing a wide range of topics, we have come to ponder over this three letter word. As per my view, Art is something which comes out of your passion for loving yourself. Different aspects you love about yourself appear in varied proportions in different pieces of art. Sometimes, these works may be your own too. And up to what extent you can assert your love for yourself in this big, wide world, is a measure of your artistic soul.