So here we are, a new year, a new vibe, an alleged excitement to complete all the undone and achieve all the desired. Some have education related ambitions, some have family related issues, some are in desperate need of a job or a spouse and some just want to get LUCKY. Yeah you read it right, the key to their success and its éclat.
With the twenty first century turning eighteen, we have swiftly breezed into an era of unanticipated hustle and impromptu bustle; but the best part about us Indians is that we’ve always been sticking to our ‘roots’. Our ROOTS which tell us that the position of some star will affect us this year and the movement of such and such planet will affect a certain part of our year cocksurely. Our ROOTS which tell us that no matter what we decide upon doing the whole year, we’ll abide scrupulously to the particulars we consummated on the very first day of the year. Our ROOTS which have been influencing our power of decision-making and instead of positive driving forces, have become barriers in employing our culminating abilities to accomplish the yearned causatum.
Before the flag bearers of folklore and the harbingers of draconian, iron-fisted superstitions start falsifying and misconstruing my demeanour towards their elucidation of cult and credence, I’ll not miss clapping hands on this moment to be prudent enough and disclaim that all I have my eyes on is the discouragement and demotivation the so called fortune predictions result into. Once forecasted or forespoken by a pretentious prophesier, the rather misconjectures are frantically followed and we start to crawl under the profound murkiness of the proposed piece of hunch.
Though in a civilisation like India it is very difficult to go against all odds and live at one’s discretion and pleasure; but those who succeed in living at their own accord are considered taboo in the society and looked down upon. Only those who bury their heads in sand and turn deaf ear and blind eye towards the unjustified dominance and monkey wrenches have an upper hand and a leg up at every opportunity they grab.
Now, it’s upto us, are we on the side of the shibboleth, i.e., common sayings or beliefs with little or no present meaning or truth; or would we for once be bold and outright enough to gang up with the heterodox and tread the paths of vicissitude with them!