22 September 2006


“All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone” : Jean de la Bruyere

Alone.. Strange word it is.. Dictionary meaning says "Quite by one's self; apart from, or exclusive of, others; single; solitary; Of or by itself; by themselves; without any thing more or any one else; without a sharer; only, Unique; rare; matchless-- applied to a person or thing,"

This afternoon i was surrounded by atleast 100 people in the college canteen.. chatting..blabbering..laughing..screaming.. still i was alone.. May be when you are reading this, you are alone yourself. What??? You are not. Think again..

So, what being alone means. Is it a good thing or is it not? The answer lies with you. You what you are, when you are surrounded by others, some who matter and most who don't, or when you are with YOU??

Creativity somebody said that is an individual effort. Some of the most creative people are loners. They prefer to spend time away from coworkers, alone with their own thoughts and ideas. They may be difficult to talk to, even to find, and may not like working on teams. A lone genius can never fight with multiple mediocre minds. Is it true??

All of us have a mask which hides our own identity. The only time we are not with that mask, is the time we are alone. As Henry David Thoreau once said, “I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.” Who judges what we are good at or what not? Is it the people who 'know' you or who think they know you or your own self??

Is it only that presence of somebody means that you are not alone. or is that you can be alone in a literal sense, but still not alone because somebody or something is constantly with you??

How many times, has it happened with you that you feel alone in the company of a dozen, sometimes even a hundred people. and How many times has it happened that you are 'alone' in your room, staring at the fan above and still feel somebody's warmth around you??

Confused? I am as well.. Everything i have said here ends with a question mark And this is the very purpose of this post. Not to philosophize on something. But to Raise Questions and Start a thought process. When you are done reading this, just think about it and whenever you think you are alone. Remember.. It aint that bad either..

13 August 2006

SureShot Way to kill Brilliance and Creativity: Examinations..

The only constant thing in life.. is NOT change.. its Examination..
Exams Exams and More Exams.. and thats about it.. Doing an MBA itself is too arduous and we have this trimester system and shit on the cake is Mid-Trimester Exams.. Come on guys.. Get a Life.. Giving assignments where you are supposed to exercise your right, left or center brain is something else.. but Having Exams every 40 Days is another..

Sometimes i feel like a Dog in China being sterilized by the local authorities.. but in this case the weapon used is the almighty pen through which the faculty gives marks..

I know some amount of creative genius is required here as well.. I mean, who can write the same sentence in 17 differet styles.. sometimes active..other passive.. and meaning nothing.. But for god's sake.. This is not going to count ANYWHERE in life..

No Creative Geniuses were made in B-Schools.. but what to do.. the only sure shot way to get a six( or even seven) figure salary in this country is only through a piece of paper called the MBA degree.. Business Success comes through Innovation and Creativity and not mugging up crap.. It comes through exericing your grey cells and thinking laterally and finding a gap in the market..(if it doesnt exist, then by very well creating a PERCEIVED gap in the minds of the consumer)..

I feel so goddamn bored till the brim.. No excitement.. No Challanges.. Just mundane studies.. Assignments.. Projects.. Showing your PPT Prowess.. thats it.. for heaven's sake.. guys get a life... Go out and Have Fun..

Hmmm.. Actually i hv got Two exams tomorrow so won't be able to write much.. So up i go to scale the business landscape through business strategy and trying to juggle my way into the Management Control Systems.. (though nothing systematic nor strategic about my preparations)..

Till next time.. i have this strange urge to write some crap which neither my roommates nor anybody else in the world cares about.. BBye..

26 July 2006

Why this blog?

So i have jumped on to the bandwagon.. and I have my own blog now.. which essentially means that i now formally EXIST in the web world.. This was coming since a LONG time but either i was too lazy to move my ass or i was too lazy to move my ass.. But Here I am..
"Gaurav Gyan" : Its neither the most unique blog in the world nor it is something you actually would look forward to get some "gyan". This Blog is actually a space to share all my weird, eccentric ideas and philosophies which nobody listens neither cares about.. But now i have an outlet to all my crazy thoughts and viewpoints..
In the next few posts i hope to share some of my weirdness with all those who care and even those who don't.. So watch this space for some more "Gaurav Gyan"