Friday, May 15, 2009


Just the other day there was a song playing on Radio in gym, “Koi ladaki hai jab wo hasati hai…”

One guy says to other: “A re this song is from which movie?”

The other guy says: “A re that movie, that has SRK and Madhuri”

The first guy: “Oh haan Lagaan!”

The second guy: “No no, there is Rani Mukharji also in this movie”

The first guy: “oh ok, Swadeh!”

Me in my mind: “Yeah right!!” : ))

The second guy: “No no. That movie is…. “ Scratches his head…

The third guy: “A re there is Karishma Kapoor in this movie. And the movie is Dil To Pagal Hai”

First and second guy: “Correct!!”

Damn I hate that guy. I was having such a good time. He spoiled my fun!! :D


Well, ok this ignorance was just about a movie. Or this was not even ignorance it was just no recall.


But, just to think of it, does it really matter what do we know? When that knowledge does not make an onus of difference in our own lives?


There is this story of Sherlock Holmes.

Dr. Watson is telling him something about earth revolving around sun.

The great detective’s reaction is “well really? I didn’t know that”.

Doctor says, “How can you be ignorant about such a big and important fact”?

Holmes’s reaction is interesting.

He says “Look brain is like a room. It doesn’t have unlimited space. Would you like to cram your room with unwanted furniture? Or would you keep few but the important items in your room, which are useful for your own purpose. Earth revolves around sun or sun revolves around earth, doesn’t make any difference to my profession or my very existence. So I don’t feel it necessary to keep that fact in my brain room”


I don’t categorically decide as to what stays in my brain room. But still, I am very ignorant about facts n figures. To the extent that sometimes I feel almost guilty about it.


But you know, to think of it, does it really matter?

Well, probably it Does Not!

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