I posted a pic on Instagram, which was in my understanding a beautiful pic, which was secular and something which can be said as a symbol of peace. The pic above; the beautiful book with golden design is The Holy Kuran. The thing kept above it is a Buddhist Singing Bowl, which monks use while they pray and it makes beautiful resonating sound, which give peace and push into the spiritual world.

As soon as I posted the pic, a friend messaged me, she was deeply offended, like I have done something terribly wrong, a blasphemy for which I deserve death and nothing else... Hey I make cartoons at times, but my name is not Charlie. I was bit shocked, as in spite being non religious I don't disrespect the book even when am not clicking, and sitting alone with it.

"how dare you! And why?" said she,"reasons are purely aesthetics based" i had to reply, "since the design color in book and the engraving on the bowl matched... Nothing else mam.", I was abused with very foul language, for which I guess if there are gods they will send thunderbolts to the speaker. Its been an year or so, we haven't talked since thine. I think am blocked by her, however I didn't try to ask sorry or mend the things. However, I was wondering what the reason could be.

A friend of mine, who share the same faith as her; while a discussion was narrated the incident by me. "You were at fault." he said, "how" was the obvious reply by me.

"See" and he chose his words very carefully... coz there is another country India has problem with, but that would be another controversial thing if he would have used that, so he used China; he said, "if flags of India and China were to be put together at the border, Chinese flag up and Indian flag down, how would you think India will react?"

Now I was shocked with his reply, as the whole premise of this all would be superiority or inferiority complex. The problem was that the Buddhist bowl was above the Book, and it depicted the victory of kafirs over the holy book, which was unacceptable. (He is a very understanding nice guy, he didn't say that much, but that was an after thought.)

This led me to musing about all permutation combination I can think of with different scenarios. We all know what happened with bowl over the book.

1. Book over the bowl -

She : “How dare you Shishir???“

Me : "it looked great that way"


He : "see" "the reason is that this depicts that this monk sect is the base of the religion, which is very offensive to us."

Me : "what the.... "

2. Book between 2 bowls -

She : “How dare you Shishir???“

Me : "it looked great that way"


He : "See" "actually this depicts that the monk sect has crushed us in between, and we are bound by them, cant move... This is really offensive."

Me : "shit...."

3. Bowl between 2 books -

She : “How dare you Shishir???“

Me : "it looked great that way"


He : "see" "actually, it depicts that the bowl which represents the monk sect is guarded by our religion... They are no watchman... This is offensive to them."

Me : "dude... I didn't saw it coming..."

4. Book and Bowl separate -

Why??? Why this separation, no I 
would have not clicked that at all, why put so thought process and think what is above and what is below.... I could have done the opposite if it looked good, the book was bigger and hence the bowl looked above it... I sometimes read Quran, no where will you find words that can dehydrate your brain. What make us so intolerant? Currently that book is on my table along with Gita, Bible, Ramayan, poems of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Teachings of Buddha and few dictionaries... I like the books equally, and I respect those books equally, they all give me knowledge, those who don't would be disposed immediately.

Lets be more open minded, more tolerant, should think more positively. Why search reason for being offended, when you can utilize that for reasons to smile, btw you don't need any... Just smile. 

Hi Jack... Hi... Hands Up

This one dates long back, some 8-9 years ago I guess. My friend Money use to live in Jaipur.

Me - "bro... Whats up."

Money - "hey man...had a blast."

Me - "Awesome bhai... lage raho bhai.... Kaha kiya fun... Mujhe bhi bula lete."

Money - "am serious man... Hanuman mandir k pass blast hue hai... News dekhna abhi... I was there... It was crazy... TTYL."

Come On Sense...

My friend Anang started playing badminton month back, he got addicted and got tennis elbow; this word reminded me of a friend(wont take his name). When I use to play tennis(8 years back), I usually played for hours. And suffered from tennis elbow after 3 month due to over training, this is what my friend's reaction was -

Me - "yaar haath dard ho raha hai, pareshan ho gaya hu."

Him - "kya hua."

Me - "tennis elbow hai... Rest karne bola hai."

Him(almost sarcastically smiling) - "wo to sachin ko hua tha na.... Tujhe kaise ho gaya... Wo to bade players ko hota hai."

Me - " bhai mai 3-4 hrs khelta hu roz. "

Him - "kuch bhi... Tujhe kaha se ho jayega... Faltu me."

Me - "bhai Zahir ki hamstring muscle bhi khich gayi thi..tu fast bowler hai gali mohalle ka... To kya tujhe nahi ho sakta."

Him - "sahi hai... Tennis elbow hua hai... Ha ha ha ha.... Ha ha ha ha..."

--------his insights on other things--------

Him - "Parle G ka farji ad dekha... Dunia ka sabse jyada sell hone wala biscuit... Ye USA me thori sale hota hai.... Aab tu he bata shishir, America benchmark hai... Waha nahi bik raha matlab aapki company international thore he hui.. "

Me -" India world ki 2nd most populated hai... And haan kaafi log USA rehte hai... Sahi baat hui. tabhii.. Now I understand.... USA me rehte hai isliye he ye world ki sabse populated country hui. "

He has put similar arguments for other things like hero honda doesn't sale in USA so its not world's largest bike selling company, Harley Davidson's revenue is more so it sales more bikes, told me that Jack Daniels is an American scotch...

Ghante Wala Bell

My friend Nishkarsh who came back to Jodhpur recently to start a startup builder company www.slashash.co he was explaining me something, usually he is too technical and always technically correct (may be we feel coz we don't listen properly).

Nishkarsh - "aage wala suffix jo hai na..."

Me - "aage wala prefix hota hai."

Nishkarsh - "Matlab suffix k aage jo lagta hai."

Me - "wo to normal word hota hai."

Nishkarsh - "Arre yaar...mai kya bol raha hu..ruko"

(This post sucks)

Air Filled Vaccume

My last vaccume cleaner was broken by a stupid mechanic, actually it was my stupidity that I gave it to the person who serviced my AC. I called the eureka forbes, only company I know, also I trust Tata as a brand. The guy came -

Guy - "hello sasir sir, we have the best vaccume cleaner, I will soe you."

Me - "I know, just tell me the attachment and price."

Guy - "sir tenology badal chuka hai poori tarah."

Me - "kya badla hai yaar pehle bhi vaccume cleaner tha, aaj bhi wali hai yaar.... Chai loge?"

Guy - "sir vaccume... Jaisa ki aap jante hai hawa ko kehte hai.... Kaam ye usi ko leta hai... Safai hawa se he karta hai... Per iski nayi motor........haan chai chalegi... Iski nayi motor aab pehle se bhi jyada dumdaar aur power saver hai."

Me(almost mumbling) - "nahi lena...."

Guy - "kya hua sir... Aaisa bhi nahi badla... Pehle se badhiya hai."

Me - "mujhe LG ka lena hai.... Ye accha nahi hai. Sorry.. "

Guy - "sir ye wahi pehle wala he hai... Motor ka naam he badla hai... Hota to wahi hai... Mai demo deta hu."

Me - "bhai baad me kabhi."    (I blocked his number.)

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