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Yet another " Canada Day" ?

It is 3 PM here. I am sitting in my deserted cafeteria on this 1st of July. While, whole of Canada celebrates the “Canada Day”, it is just another day for me. I watch CSI:Miami on one screen while type this post on other. I don’t know what this post is about, or where it is heading..It is a mere escape from work, from boredom, from life itself perhaps. As Maugham said, we write because we have not because we want to.

It is bright and sunny outside. The Cafe is cold. Am still thinking what can I write about, though having a lot say..A guy from other lab came to get a juice from the vending machine. We exchanged the usual hey’s.


“Are you watching a movie?”

“I have a movie streamed, and would mostly write a blog entry”

“A what?

“A blog entry..”

“oh! why do you write? Do you have readers?”


“How many?”

“5-6 consistent ones, other random”

“You should write a book and make money”

“Not at all..”

“Why not?”

“I am not all that good. It is only a hobby”

“What, making money?”


“It does not need to be good, you just make money from it. Else, writing is useless..” And he left, to finish his thesis, probably. He is a second year.

I always knew life is pragmatism and rationalism here. Life works with practical steps. I simply had a glimpse of it today.

So, what you think ? Should everything you do be monetarily lucrative ?

I love life in its irrationality. That is beauty of it.

Categories: Everyday, Life
  1. July 5, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Dear Shefali,

    Once we discussed in our blogs over the effects of social conflicts, within or outside the societies we inherit. The effects are always on us; it pricks, yet we cannot individually resist. Only principle can give us power to ignore such effects. Dickens said, “A loving heart is the truest wisdom”…Carry the torch of such wisdom ever lighted in your life; rest is the life and the deeds in it to leave imprints of your legacy. We need to do good only, not to judge others but the self; and, yes in this modern world opinions are too tricky….as once Carlyle said, “Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world”

    I love to read whatever you write even at this young age for its conscious revelation of the self; money or no money, thoughtful human expressions are always priceless; they were being exchanged even when the concept of pricing did not take birth…

    I only wish that you write regularly in your blog as we await them…

    With affection,

    Saibal Barman

  2. July 14, 2008 at 12:20 am

    Thanks Saibal !

    One thing I have learned is that, opinions are best kept to self unless asked for. Another, advises should not be given to by passers – they don’t want it, they don’t need it, not from another bystander in the least.

    Life just teaches you everything !

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