Tenet Cow dung!

1. It’s good to see four to five of us being active here on this forum. I hope more members would post and discuss their ideas. Vicky was here for a while, he might be back. Even statistics tell you that it was not in such a state of healthy activity during last few years. Thanks Pam, Kristina, Rashmi and all others who contributed in the past and many thanks to current contributors and supporters.

2. There are white birds, green birds, cranes, parrots and kingfishers. Butterflies and monkeys which were chased away by three of us. Bursting of crackers resulted in one of the corners near well catching a small fire which was doused.

3. The kitten came twice inside the library via the broken glass hole on the northern wall which connects the gallery to library. It moved out of the main door second time. The first time it was put back via the same hole. Now it jumps on me as well. It would be lurking in the dark and as soon as you walk carefree it jumps on your feet. It looks hilarious but isn’t free from risk. It jumped on my cellphone’s charger and it fell. The phone is still working but I was in a shock for a while because I got it after a long wait. To keep pets is always risky.

4. I weave many stories as I work in the cowshed near younger calves. They are mostly perspective on relationship of humans with pets. Are we also pets for some higher beings who are watching us and gaining sustenance from us like we get from cows by milking them or by killing other animals for their flesh?

5. Gaia is a name used for Earth. It might be from Greek. I am neither sure nor do I want to look it up as I continue to rant here. Gaia does sound like Hindi word for cow. Related sounds are Go or Gau which also indicate senses. Goloka or realm of divine senses is often considered to be realm of cows where cowherds have pastimes in Indian scriptures which have Govinda or knower of senses as a child hero.

6. I also wonder about millennia old conditioning which has made cow dung holy. As to why cow and not other animals? Many advocates would give you scientific reasons. The truth is deeper than that. Pets and humans co-evolve. To say that wolves who remained near human tribes became dogs is right but in the process humans were also adapting to suit both nature and those dogs. This isn’t to say that humans as a species haven’t caused extinction of certain other animals but it’s primarily the nature which causes that and humans in that tale are mere byproducts of a grand natural design. Thus cow dung and everything around became so holy as to make Hindus eat it in some rituals and use all parts of excretion for something or the other. Primarily it was demand and supply which evolved as hunter gatherers became farmers and tamed wild oxen animals. This dependency became synonymous with prosperity and ultimately veneration of animal along with other primal energies in form of rain, thunder, earth and sky.

7. That criticism of feces of other animals when you exalt that of cows is mere conditioning. There’s no real difference between cow dung and pig excreta as far as waste is concerned.

8. What if entire India becomes Vegan? You still need bulls for farming? Machines do that better. Then fuel is needed which gets used up quite soon. A speaker in the recent meeting used an ideology of opening more police stations:

One wing says we are controlling crime.

He told it is actually a shame because thought process should not let requirement for such stations increase.

What he didn’t touch upon was: population explosion. More people need more monitors. Control population then you can control thinking.

8. Part of the reason why modern politicians boast of ruling is the number of people. Actually a fraction of population from Hindi speaking community decides ruler of the country and that community believes in no birth control. Even that fraction is more number of people than those who were living in the entire nation of India some five decades ago. Hence Yashashvi Samrat. Yashashvi kings. Not servants or Chowkidars as they might like you to believe. Be the sovereign and search for your kingdom if you want to.

9. Completed registration of books in the almirah number 12 in library. Bought a new issuing register worth 20 rupees. Now almirah number 13 begins. I intend to read a certain novel which I couldn’t complete two years ago when I began. I intend to read it the same way. It’s associated with a certain entrance. The fine print of the movie Tenet was found on YTS movies after having waited for an year. I enjoyed music which is too dramatic at times: especially around 1:16 where I took break because of boredom. Themes from opening scenes of The Dark Knight, the conflict between husband and wife from Inception, Michael Keaton and Hans Zimmer are repeated themes. The scenes like Windmills in the ocean are breathtaking beauty and remind you of Dune. I hope the second half would be better than first for it’s a dream come true to be able to watch it.

#dancinglightofgrace, #discussion, #ideas, #movies, #theory

Weekly Features!

Dear authors,

1. Now that we have a small team consisting of active members:

2. @sandeept252 , @lifeenhancer4all , @yamarella @dancinglightofgrace @cheriewhite

3. I invite you to take a look at Weekly Features page. It’s the last page in the list of pages on this site.

4. It was used by us to create schedules for weekly featured articles scheduled in advance for a month or two. It would be a feature where you have liberty of expressing yourself individually.

5. Please recommend if you would like to add new weekly features. If you are interested in taking up any weekly features: I would assign it to you and create schedule.

6. For example: I teach English language Grammar and creative writing for a living. This feature i can take. I can also take word nerd or etymology feature. You can take any features you like on the first come first served basis for as many iterations as you want to. I recommend you taking one feature per week for long term commitment.

7. Though it’s not a must : we prefer you posting an original article here. If you later post it on your blog or elsewhere it’s fine. If you want to repost a favorite post you did on your blog or a post you’re planning to publish first on your blog: it’s fine as long as you do that as a ‘fresh post’ here and not merely re blogging the link to redirect users to your blog.

8. If anything regarding weekly features or this post is unclear : feel free to ask me for clarification.

9. Two basic strengths of this forum have been: weekly features and continued discussion. One post per week shouldn’t be too much of responsibility for any of us. It can be of any length you choose, any style or mood provided it resembles a category we have or that category can be added provided we agree upon your taking responsibility for it for at least a few weeks.

Waiting for your help,


#admin-updates, #discussion, #organization, #schedule, #weekly-features

Community Links Page!

Hi Sandeept,

1. Though it shows your name the page was actually created by Kristina. The link for updation of form leads back to this page itself: hence new updates can’t be done at present.

2. I have added categories to pages ‘Community Links Page’ and ‘Contacts’ page. Some of my previous archives have survived which you can access by finding out by using @thinkerv0 tag. In the second last thread we were discussing creation of a chat room.



#admin-updates, #chat-room, #discussion, #ideas

Theme Suggestions!

Hello Everyone!

1. The P2 theme has been there since beginning. It was an imitation of original blogging university site.

2. It was minimal and optimal for our requirements.

3. If you think we can change it to some other theme: please give your suggestions. Same with other customization.



#discussion, #ideas, #p2-theme, #revival, #theme

Pam Kirst

1. Just check the number of posts done on December 21st. I had to move all of those 60 from ‘trash’ to ‘published’. They were not all published on 21st but were republished.

2. I am concerned with people not being active here rather than the content being outdated. It’s fairly navigatable as far as I am concerned. I don’t see how it’s not uplifting for community.

#admin, #decorum, #discussion, #forum

What does it mean to be overpopulated?

1. Played ten vocabulary jams, read and commented on some poetry blogs.

2. Here’s the summary of ranks i got on various jams:

Total: 10 jams.

First rank: 3 times

Second rank: 2 times

Seventh rank: 2 times

Third, fourth and fifth ranks: once.

3. Claire G. was winner in some jams. Anish G, Jon_arbuckle were winners in other jams.

4. Dr. Dinesh Mishra among other things that we discussed under Gandhi statue spoke about “population not being over…”

5. It means he thinks indian population is as much as it should be.

6. That, in my opinion is a political stance, as much as any other.

7. I was told to write essays on overpopulation being a problem. If I was living in Norway, Sweden or Canada: i would have been happy to admit that there was plenty of space and amenities. Here: i am slaving my ass for 1000 rupees per month and that too is looked at with suspicion by people as if I am doing something unlawful. People who are getting big salaries pretend to be farmers or only relying on that income. Other people use fake BPL or handicap certificates. Many get subsidy. If I start visiting Deendayal rasoi in Ramleela ground, as I did in 2018: the social servants appointed there to disburse rice and pulses would ensure that I can’t continue there. Why not? An individual who is harrassed by family members when he eats anything and mocked by populace at large deserves 5 rupees per plate food. It’s better than begging. Isn’t it?

8. I have known better days. I ate makke ki roti in Bangalore when i was working there. Here i only count number of plates on cars and bikes from bureau chief to DM to SDM to party heads. And it might continue to be like this for the rest of the eternity unless I find an escape to Europe.

9. This might or might not be India of Gandhi’s dreams. This certainly isn’t life of my dreams. This is life and India is overpopulated compared to what it was in my childhood days.

10. In books you teach about population control, about keeping cities clean and in reality you only find population explosion and gutka spitters on every nook and corner.

11. Thus I don’t agree with Dr. Mishra who might actually be an aristocrat in guise of a Gandhian. I am not offered free food by any villagers. I am not allowed to have my food in peace. It has been so for a long time. Case closed.

12. Shri was interviewed briefly. Fish is her favorite food. I asked her how it’s cooked. I might have asked her it before and she might not have answered it because of being aware of my vegetarian background. Culture makes most of what we call our way of life. I asked her if she’s going to be like that for the rest of her life-a non vegetarian. She said: yes.

13. If her parents also eat fish: it might be said that they aren’t Gandhian in a strict sense. Gandhi like any other saint strictly advocated vegetarianism. I already said: it’s alright to take positives from a method or way: like passive resistance from Gandhi without taking vegetarianism or fasting unto death.

14. Most of the youth aspiring for ranks is torn between Gandhian or Vivekananda way. They are disillusioned only after a long time of study of both ways. Each one of us is supposed to follow our own way and carve a niche but for that we need a perfect enlightenment. A setting in which you need not quote people who have walked before in every single sentence: because my father was…I am only begotten son….and rest of BS.

15. Imran asked how long it would take him to become perfect in interpreting messages from courts. He works in consumer court. I told him it can’t be foretold as i don’t know what he meant by perfection. I can guarantee improvement based upon mutually agreed upon standards of measurement. That’s all i can offer as an aid for Spoken English and Grammar. For linguistic proficiency and communication skills.

16. Despite being in his fifties he gets passionate while talking. Dr. Mishra said that those who think the world is overpopulated should die. I told him that those who produced offsprings and those who didn’t can’t be compared. If you say : I am responsible for Corona, slowing economy, overpopulation, unemployment and agitation: you’re grossly mistaken and deluded as I am acutely aware of suffering of others. As much as to detest institutions of marriage and advocates of living in the filth of collective making. I haven’t created another life form by marrying someone or copulating with someone because I don’t consider this world to be worth being populated anymore.

#discussion, #overpopulated, #vegetarianism-and-gandhian-way

Time to Revamp the Forum?

OK, I did not think I would have to do this again, but here I am explaining why we have rules and why as admins we ask our members to adhere to these rules.  This is what I know from my previous role as an Admin of this Forum and from my background working as an IT (Information Technology) Systems Analyst about maintaining an online forum/group.

Let us now analyze the confusing too hard to follow rules:

  1. The Basics! (As in the Guidelines from The Daily Post)
Rule Reason

Please do not post photos (unless it is for a weekly feature or photo post feature), movies, music, & similar multimedia here.

We have people in this forum connecting from different countries using different devices with access to the internet with varying speed. When the forum allows anyone and everyone to post content like photos, music and videos, it consumes more bandwidth to download, this becomes bothersome especially for people with slow internet connections as the site/page will either take forever to load or not load at all for them!

This is a forum for everyone’s use so a little consideration will not hurt anyone.

Avoid posting original content better suited for blogs here. Instead post a link and tell us what your link is about and what you’d like feedback on. This way the members do not have to scroll forever if they do not want to read your post. We have a slot called ‘Guest Feature’ for those who wish to post original content.
Please limit posting your blog link for feedback to just your own thread no more than 2 or 3 times a day.

Again, this is a forum for all members who are part of it. We (as in the admins) have the responsibility to ensure that everyone gets a fair chance to post links and feedback requests to their blog. If anyone and everyone who visits the forum just drops their link and leaves, then there would be nothing worthy in this forum other than a bunch of links!

Be the lovely, respectful, and supporting individuals that you are. We are all writers. We are all in this forum hoping to receive and provide support to one another and in the process learn a little something too.

The only way I see for one to be supportive is by respectful, encouraging and understanding to other members.

We can always politely disagree with something – nothing wrong there so long as you are not directly attacking/bullying someone.

Please respect copyright. Anything posted here should be your own work or you should have permission to share it.

Self-explanatory – you know, copyright issues!

These were the basic guidelines requested of the members. Now let’s move onto the next set of rules. Continue reading

#48hr, #b101, #discussion, #feedback, #help, #idea, #weekly

Rules for Posting on Bloggers World

We sometimes forget that this is a blogging forum exactly like our own blogging site. Please follow the below guidelines while posting on Blogger’s World. Continue reading

#discussion, #feedback, #idea

New Weekly Monday Feature

Hi All,

Thanks for voting  for the name of the new weekly feature.

We now have the new name with us. May we have the drum rolls, please. Continue reading

#discussion, #feedback, #mondaymagic

Vote for Name of New Feature – Last Day is July 25th

Hi all,
Please do cast your vote and help us choose the name of the new Weekly feature. July 25th is the last day. Please do vote before then.

#discussion, #feedback