A Vision Of One World


Looking around, we see so much of hatred. So much of doubt. Brother suspects brother of fraternizing with the enemy. The Enemy. Yes, the concept exists.

Where Ubuntu exists as just a flavour of Linux.

Where you have to shout to be heard, for there are millions of others crying out in agony, drowning your cry, and worse, no one hears them, either. For the tympannum of sensitivity and sense have long been ripped apart by continual violence and bloodshed and neglect.

Where distrust is what you feel with a stranger, and most of the times with friends, too. Where you don’t even trust yourself.

Where people are asked how they feel on following the same religion as “terrorists”.

Where a strange-sounding name and appearance is cause for fright and scrutiny at baggage-check.

I wonder if I used to even care about all this a week ago. Still, there comes a time, an experience, which makes you start to. Like walking 2 km and back just to get a passport application. I need permission to get out of my country.

On a different tangent, thank heavens for people like Prof. NS Ramaswamy who insisted on establishing the IIMB campus in Arakere on the then-outskirts than in a centrally-located area. Coz, then, the walk to the post office would have been far worse than 2 km.

Oh, well, the IIMs have long deviated from what they were designed for, but the vision still lives on.

About wanderlust

just your average books-and-music person who wants to change the world.
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15 Responses to A Vision Of One World

  1. cb says:

    Didn’t get the IIM bit.

  2. wanderlust says:

    @cb:
    my nearest post office happens to be the one at IIMB, which is 2km away.

  3. theg says:

    i lost out on something there!

  4. theg says:

    @Tuhina,
    were you stoned?

  5. Tuna Fish says:

    @theg
    WHAT? … why? the post is crystal clear…

  6. Kripal says:

    @tuna fish
    The part about IIM. in the post it doesnt make sense. but the comments explain the same.

    I think the government is bent on proving you right. Reservation bill cleared the lok sabha

  7. wanderlust says:

    @Tuna:
    someone who got it, finally.
    @kripal:
    that isnt the only thing… IIMs are mostly suppliers of corporate wh*res to MNCs, not always institutions of higher learning that focus on under-managed sectors in social and public organisations, as they were supposed to be.

  8. randomwalker says:

    @wanderlust
    In the world driven by market forces where people love things to be quantified so that they can quote ’em for that extra praise, it’s but obvious that quality goes for a toss. No one does things because it’s fun or it’s good anymore. Rather, every one wants to do things which are considered “great”.

    Ergo, you need one set of people to define greatness and another set to achieve that greatness. Like some sort of a poisonous snake tryin to bite it’s own tail. IIM’s are just one of the many examples 🙂

  9. Tony says:

    Sheesh u r cribbin about walkin to the post office!! wateh!
    “laugh n the world laughs with u, cry n the world laughs louder”!

  10. wanderlust says:

    @randomwalker:
    you forgot the pay. it’s done for the money, mainly.
    @tony:
    why do you think it’s filed under “Attempts at Humor”?

  11. Tony says:

    its funny for all the wrong reasons im afraid

  12. wanderlust says:

    @tony:
    im not cribbing about walking to the post office [i like long walks, especially ones to iim] … just a chronicle of my thoughts when i was walking to the post office.

  13. the Monk says:

    Um, I don’t think I quite understood the IIM part..

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