Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Dead Man’s Chest

It’s interesting to see how internal thoughts are manifested in to everything around you. The conflict with my conscious that I had mentioned in my last blog has been resolved for about 2 weeks now. I’ve given up my seat in IIM Lucknow. The Lucknow chapter is finally over. It has lingered in my life for more than a year now. I’ve been thinking of getting back to blogging, but I’ve been genuinely busy last few weeks. Also like many things in life, writing is a bit of habit, its easy to write if you keep posting. It becomes harder if you become irregular. Today I’m sitting here in pune without much to do, I can take out time to overcome this inertia. I now hope to post regularly on this page, let us see how it turns out.

It’s interesting to see how internal thoughts are manifested in to everything around you. They say, when you are in love, it seems all the literature by mills & boon gang is written with you as protagonist (unfortunately I’ve never been in love & fortunately I’ve never read mills & boon, that’s what I’ve heard). I recently saw Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead man’s chest it seemed to depict my dilemma. Captain was abandoning his ship, black-pearl, on a lifeboat to save himself from the curse of Devey Jones. He looked weak, scared and uninspiring. He lost his hat toward the start of the movie and kept looking for a new hat. He was losing trust and respect of his pirate companions on the ship. His compass which is supposed to show the direction to one thing he truly wanted had gone berserk. He didn’t know what he wanted. Obviously he knew he wanted rum, but that was about it.
Toward the end of the movie he returned to his ship. That sea monster coughed up his hat to him. So he got his hat back. He took out his sword and plunged to fight with that monster. That was a truly inspiring moment that was the only moment in the movie when captain looked the way he is supposed to look.
Now we will have to wait for a year for release of the next sequel to see what happens next. I think I’m in a very similar position I’m back on my ship, I’ve put on my hat back, taken my sword out and I’m out fighting Lestrygonians and the Cyclops and the Poseidon. In about a year time I’ll also know the outcome of this battle. Since Pirates of the Caribbean is a fiction and Jack Sparrow is our hero we can safely assume that he will fight all odds to victory. Obviously I can’t be sure about that in my case.
Anyway, captain goes down with his ship.

9 comments:

shweta said...

ahem ...errr...iim lucknow seat....hey bhagwan sme ppl r so lucky yaar...they hve the option of choice nd they use it to err(ruin themselves).....welll why ..????
why did u do tht ...i hpe u r not a masochist ..but even if u r ..u cld hve dne one thing ...transfered ur seat to me for the next yrs batch ..
i am wrking hard to get in one of the premier institute nd here u r ...wth a seat in ur hand ..kicking off the opportunity ...
nevermind ...wat the reasons were ..
nd well wat r u searching for...sitting in barista ..
coffee wth beans ..or cofee wth no beans ..
wats wrong why r u sounding so udas.....????
shwets

Neverland said...

buddy, i believe u have taken the rite decision and its a courageous one...i didnt mentioned one thing on my blog regarding sinking ship...On such voyages, there are other ships too that are somewhere in the sea which could be of great help if the captain wants to...

i hope u got it wht i m trying to say..

Anonymous said...

Ahh, Some decision are made on such reasons that are to understand for other and difficult to explain too.
A kind of regret, not in negative sense but more in questioning way remain exist

Dizzy said...

hey,u seriously need jack's compass rite now,wht with d confusions n d dilemmas.Just dropped by to say hi,n all the best for ur enterprise,i m sure it'l turn real big some day(ur dedication says so),tab apne iit graduate(hopefully) n most probably jobless bhai ko yaad rakhna :D

Anonymous said...

Nice Comparision :) Must be comforting, I mean should be. Am sure your cavalry charge (the horse being Bombs :D :)) will do wonders!

I cant help notice "neverlands" friendly offer :D, see your tales are reaching far and near :D

PS: anyways all that pirate stories should be, is just FUN!

Abhishek Shukla

Unknown said...

Shwets >> Yaar is decision ke baare main mat pooch, kaafi mushkil tha ... I really wish I could have given the seat to you, kitna aasan ho jaata mere leeye bhee deciion. I wonder why I sound udas to you, I'm a bit scared allright....Also I couldn't understand this barista stuff. Did you saw me sitting in some cafe or something?


Neverland >> Thanks for your offer buddy, I'm looking forward to my voyage and a bit of company is all I need.

Paavani >> Yea, I'm having difficulty explaining it to myself, leave alone anybody else.

Dizzy >> Mr. Dizzy, bahut bahut dhanyabd...aapki sifarish pe gaur keeya jaayega.

Shukla >> Haan thoda comforting to raha :) .... Humein maalum hai jannnat kee haqueeqat lekin dil bahalane ko ghalib khyal acha hai :)

N David said...

But why is the RUM gone?

Unknown said...

Ha ha ha... KD sir all my stock of RUM was burned down by Elizabeth .... now, I'm waiting for your house-warming party for the fresh stock.

Anonymous said...

dost ek elizabeth pakad lo, baaki fight main majaa bhi aur bad jayega :P

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