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Little learning on the back of a tuktuk

I was thinking of some good subject from quite some time and Voila I found it today.. at the back of a tuktuk :-). You’ll find all sorts of funny phrases written on trucks and tuktuks in India, but for once I found something so cogitative. I was impressed so much so that I chased the tuktuk to take a picture.

Thought
Photo Credits: A. Mittal

 Translation (It wasn’t easy):

Had man been the embodiment of Love

Had he been a little more selfless

Had he been more conscious of someone else’s pain

He would have been a healer rather than a venomous snake.

Judging and being Judged

“If you spend your energy condemning and judging the people who mistreat you it puts you in a condemning and judging mindset, which subconsciously makes you feel condemned and judged too. The more judgmental you are, the worse your self-esteem will be.”
Kimberly Giles, Choosing Clarity: The Path to Fearlessness

Decoding Art

I visit art galleries and art fairs whenever I get a chance.  Not that I understand Art and its nuances much but I like to draw interpretations of the ideology of an artist behind his piece.  Most of the times it is vague to me but at times  I know there is a very deep thought behind it but just couldn’t get it beyond a point.  It was a huge event and  works of hundreds of artists were on display.  It was  difficult to capture each piece but some that really caught my eye are here below.  I would like you to comment if you have any interpretation of these art pieces.

This was completely vague to me but I found it interesting ..

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Not sure how to decode this either..I am not even sure if it is inspired from Indian mythology or just artist’s figments of imagination.

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I am still wondering the significance of a vacant third chair in this presentation.  Has it got anything to do with an extra marital affair? When wife gets busy with a child, the husband has all the time and chances in the world for infidelity.

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This one is again vague but red hair is what really keeps you in thinking loop..

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Umm.. I am not sure what is this…this was made out of wool. And clearly these are two pair of legs and looking at the curves looks like female legs..but the red patches on the leg I don’t know where the artist is taking us to… IMAG1069

This I found quite hilarious. Anybody interest in Indian Politics would know that we have a new political party call ‘AAP’ which claims it to be a common man’s party and it’s political symbol is Broom. It was also in power in Delhi for less than 3 months. So, it is something really amateur work like a political satire.

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I was very impressed by this innovative idea. Sadly it was beyond my ability to capture the idea. So this hollow chair as you can see is LED made and on both sides of the chair were full sized mirrors.  The artist tried to show the idea of Infinity.IMAG1079

Perceptions

In today’s world unexpected kindness from a stranger is often derided.

I have a superb instance to explain this perception.  I was listening to a radio channel while coming back from office that was asking people to call them and narrate any incident happened with them while waiting at the tolls. So a caller narrated that he saw a guy in parallel row who not only paid toll fee for his car but for the car just behind it as a gesture of kindness. By the way the toll fee is just Rs.21 which is not even a dollar. After paying, drivers of both the cars exchanged looks and appreciated the gesture. This caller was really impressed by this and he thought of doing the same. So, when his turn came he did the same, paid the toll fee for the car behind it.  When the caller and the car behind his crossed the barrier, he waited for the rear car and showed thumbs up as a sign of generosity. He saw the the driver of the other car was a woman and she indicated him to pull over to the side of the road. She then removed her goggles and roared at him saying “Do you think you can impress me with Rs.21?” “What do you think you were trying to do”.  This was not enough she even took out Rs.21 that included a coin and threw on this guy’s face leaving him speechless. 

It sounded hilarious when he was narrating it on radio. Though it makes me think whether it was because of unwanted kindness from a stranger or from a male stranger. Had a female paid the toll fee for that woman, would there be any change in her reaction?