Monday, September 5


I read Franz Kafka's story "The Judgment" today. Its a very intriguing tragedy about the relationship between father and son. The story questioned me about certain emotional effects of parenthood on children.

The main focus of the story is on inability of the son to grow up, as he always had to fulfill the expectations of the father, rather than the expectation of his own. And when the time finally comes up for the son to stand up on his own, it causes such a conflict with the parent, that it leads to the tragic end of the son.

The way the author lays out the story is beautiful. The way the author has delivered, the idea, that the thoughts of son had been developed so much by the way he was brought up. Its one of a kind.

Its simple - "Once a son, always a son".

Sunday, September 4


I was really shocked to see the images of divesting caused by Hurricane Katrina. And the images from New Orleans are terrible!!! I really didn't know that the lake near New Orleans had broken its levees (concrete structures used to protect the lake/river from getting into the city), until after two days, when I discussed with my room mate. Very tragic!!!

In the light of this hurricane, Gas(or Petrol) prices here, in the US started to increase. The gas station (petrol bunk) around the corner of my street listed $3.30 this Friday (September 2, 2005). And some parts in the US, gas prices have increased to around $5-$6.

For the first time, in all duration of my being here in the US, I felt a sense of conservation among the people living in the US. And the president had to say this...

We ought to conserve more. And I would hope Americans conserve if given a choice. Secondly, we have done some things to help on the gas prices...

In India, in every corner of the street I would see signs "Save fuel". "Conserve electricity". The thoughts of conversation are so imbibed into my mind that I would find every normal usage of the American, a waste. And now in the moment of crisis, America, even you have to say this !!!

If you don't need it, don't buy it