Friday, April 5, 2013

THE SECOND ONE


"Life has no second chance but there might be pretty numerous second chances in that life"


To my knowledge after making a way out from the innocent, blameless and most happily enjoyable babyhood, everything I came across or every man I came across has never shown a significant effect on my life. Let me PAUSE the subject here and resume it after an update on my work – The Book.

A month ago I mailed to a reputed publisher about my book attaching a sample manuscript from my work. As expected he acknowledged asking for a time of fortnight to check if my work meets their standards of publishing. I was enthusiastically waiting like a typical engineering graduate does wait for his sem results. I must add something here – normally a typical engineering guy never waits for his results so enthusiastically. So I was neither enthusiastic nor ignoring but the usage ‘enthusiastic’ sounds worth for a typical grad as the profundity inside has such capability. And then 15 days later I didn't receive any mail and so I mailed him; to read his reply – ‘we regret to say that we will not be able to publish your book as we think that it’s not up to our standards.’

Hmm! I didn't give a damn about positive or negative thinking but I rather thought that their standards didn't meet my standard and they might be low indeed. This particular perception has a valid proof and you’ll come to know if you had read a ‘shitty’ novel published by them. While driving on express way if you look back and find no vehicle behind you till a mile, you can take it in two ways – “I’m last and every vehicle is ahead of me” and the other “I’m first and the vehicles behind me  should take another mile to reach me”. Now this argument demands the need for positive vs negative thought process. Don’t sigh on my post I’m not gonna go deeper on this because I think you are good enough to analyse that. What next? With a bit more confidence, I mailed to another publisher and awaiting response.

Some good friends have been asking about the book. I tried my best to put synopsis of my work clearly. Here it goes.

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(1) This book is mainly targeted to small town engineering students with great aspirations of life and career. I can't understand the phrase "comparative titles available" . If it means the related works; according to my good friends who read my work so far had expressed their views this way - my book explains my story (however names of characters changed) like 'I too had a love story' with apparent inspiration from Chetan Bhagat's writings. 
Let me be frank in this that I haven't read any of them yet.

(2) If it comes to USP, the book starts with a jobless (placed in campus but no joining) graduate searching for a job in a metropolitan city. Certain situations and incidents make him revisit the past in his fantasies. I balanced the explanation by running the past and present in parallel; which can be quoted as a filmy style of writing. 

(3) Synopsis:
· Thoughts and problems of a jobless guy. 
· What made me reminisce the past? 
· And what did I learn from those certain incidents? How my love story made me realize some incredible truths? 
· The difference between the perceptions being a student and being a graduate. 
· Future plans.
· And ultimately a direct and brief but true message.

(4) I completed the book in printed text of 87 A4 pages or 40000 words.

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RESUME: Yes there will be pretty numerous second chances in our life that brings significant effect. My second school was unforgettable; my second attempt of writing a book showed it’s positive effect with completion of work; my second week at college paved a way to reach my second girl friend of life who was distinguished. Fate will never leave you option-less but it will surely conceal it at times. Now it’s my second attempt to get my book published.

I love what I do. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

RESILIENCE


In continuation to the previous post on my work


I’m done – I think I’m left with short time to say the word with an accomplishment behind. But I don’t think so it’s an accomplishment when I’m just done writing the book. It has to be read, analysed and obviously must reach everyone’s heart and that’s when I must call it an accomplishment. For the time being I’d say I’m left with two important chapters to finish the story. If you feel you have time, help me sort out the chaos of life.

Let me show up with an argument. Is there something like love and true love? And another question that baffles me is we attended our schools to study, but why college life doesn’t end with study itself. As an answer its learning – learning the life with experiences that we face and learning from the persons we meet and ultimately learning is everything.  If we treat learning a course, then there will surely be a win or lose situation. Love per se. How many of current generation students take it a part of their life. There’re certain people I’ve come across who say I’d die for my love. I wonder does this sentence “I’d die for my love” is kinda true love? Overlooking the argument love Vs true love let me analyse the sentence. By saying “I’d die for my love” it means to say it for the person who he/she met amidst his/her journey – then how about love for one’s parents? Now I don’t answer that as that’s one’s perception to evaluate the phrase. Moreover I’d add another question to the former one – What about love to yourself? Don’t you love you? Above all its you who did and nurtured love won’t you give that love to yourself? Between, to those who say I love myself there’s a counter description I’ve read somewhere– to those who say I love myself, you can’t cry on your own shoulders and you can’t hug yourself. Life’s all about living for one another.

All these are the questions one would surely come across one day. Well if everything is treated as course as I said earlier, ‘win’ will boost the confidence up and there comes another two option situation. If no?
I pretty well know the discussion above has nothing to learn nor nothing to feel waste of time. I’d end my dialogue by another question and a quote by a famous rapper. 
Question is

Is friendship always true and honest?

And the quote is for those who lose a battle in life – a battle which is a tiny part of life.

You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks or even months over analysing a situation trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve would’ve happened or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the fuck on...

THAT PROVES HOW RESILENT YOU ARE.

RESILIENCE IS WHAT A PERSON SHOULD SUSTAIN THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE.


Bye for now!!

Monday, January 7, 2013

THE BOOK

A BOOKSTORE IS ONE OF THE ONLY PIECES OF EVIDENCE WE HAVE THAT PEOPLE ARE STILL THINKING.
Jerry Seinfeld (1954 - )


Hey there. At the outset let me extend my pleasure in thanking my friends Sujith and Pramoda in encouraging my idea of writing a book and their energizing words that already started boosting me up to put some first-rate sentences. Yes, I’m working on a book that involves a part of my story from which I’ve learnt a lion’s share of life and its plans, lessons and ethics as well. I’m amid the project and apparently very excited about its finishing point.

One of my guides whom I admire and seek guidance when I feel like seeing myself in a situation; suggested me to put the theme in a blog that could give all of you a chance of posting your feedback. After all I’m one of you and one from you. I’d be delighted to learn and add your suggestions to my work. So please have a check at the details below and let me know your feed.

This book involves some incredible truths about an ordinary graduate like me, unexpressed thoughts about real life unlike fictional works which we come across, real life experiences and also the lessons that life lets us make out in this journey - Precisely, a real Indian Engineering student’s life. As my elder friend who’s also an admirable person at pinnacles of his life’s success say, keeping a record of your experiences is an excellent idea, I’m doing the same. He also added a proverb that I can’t reveal here as I found it to be apt in putting in the book.

So I hope you understand the concept and if not feel free to mail me at srikanth.mamidala@outlook.com 

But please make sure that I receive your feedback. Not only a feedback but I'd be delighted to have you as a part of my work by honoring your suggestions like what you want me to add and what would make you scan the book enthusiastically.

Thanks in advance
Yours Srikanth

Monday, January 9, 2012

A BRIEF IDEA ON INDIAN ELECTORAL REFORMS

A fortnight ago, a day came when my professor called me and asked me to represent our college for elocution on “Electoral Reforms” somewhere in other reputed college. Bearing the trademark - silver tongue orator, it’s like summoning me to a task I’m accountable for. What anyone would do if he/she is assigned a task like this? Surfs net obviously! So did I. Surfing net sounds such an irksome job when you are not aware of pertinent URL for the topic. With all my endurance, I collected some important data from various sites and I presented it in an arresting manner. Hope this’d be an abstract for you if you are here for the topic “Electoral Reforms”. This is my attempt as a student. Any relevant corrections are kindly considered.

Before getting into the actual content, let’s call our system of governing. It’s Democracy - the great Democracy that takes in illustrious outline, “to the people, for the people and by the people”. The basic definition of a democracy is the right to change the rules. So the quotation “change is the only thing that never changes” sounds apt. It was the ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, who said, “You cannot step into the same river twice.” By this, Heraclitus meant that permanence is an illusion—nothing is, ultimately, permanent and the entire universe is in a constant state of flux or motion rolling ceaselessly into eternity.

And now the word electoral refers to the activities related to elections and voting. If we go through the site www.indian-elections.com, the first thing that’s put on show is “Our Electoral System”. It is provided with each and every detail of our fragile electoral system. Why I’m calling this, fragile is because of two main reasons - Lack of Televised Debates by the contestants at all levels and a lot of criminals with all the black money in the fray. For example, a couple of months ago, I enthusiastically watched a debate among contestants of the US President in my favourite channel BBC. Can any political party or media of our country dare to do this? Absolutely, no!

Contained by the comprehension, let me explain you the electoral reforms of our country. An Electoral reform is change in electoral systems to improve how public desires are expressed in election results. In the article, “Electoral Reforms in India: Proactive Role of Election Commission”, posted my Mr.Sumandeep Kaur, he stated that “In continuance of the British legacy, India has opted for parliamentary democracy. Since 1952, the country has witnessed elections to the legislative bodies at both the national as well as State levels. The electoral system in India is confined by so many hurdles and irrelevant factors. Such maladies encourage the anti-social elements to jump into the electoral fray”.

Code of Conduct for the election gives the rules of election process to all the political parties. As the way the code is being changed, electoral reforms sound apt. Let’s go with another example. It’s clear from the article “Islamists Electoral Rise Due to Failed Secularism” by Pankaj Mishra that secularism plays a major role in elections. The article explains the state of affairs in Islam countries. If this is the measure, then the system is not surprisingly a failure.

Regardless of the reforms, the latter can be encouraged more by forming an Electoral Reform Society. Like, The Electoral Reform Society that’s a political pressure group based in the United Kingdom which promotes electoral reform. It is believed to be the oldest organization concerned with electoral systems in the world. It’s a nongovernmental organization founded in 1884.

What does this society work on? What are the reforms that are to be encouraged? Let me explain you. Everything regarding these reforms is related to Voting System. There are several such voting amendments like two round system, Instant run off system etc.,

The most widely discussed electoral reform in India is first-past-the-post system. A candidate wins the election by securing just 30-35 per cent of the total number of votes polled. Hence he or she cannot be deemed to be a choice of majority of the electorate. To overcome this limitation, the first-past-the-post system should be replaced with a two-stage electoral process. In this, a second round of election will be held if none of the candidates in the fray is able to get 50 per cent of the total number of votes polled in the first round. The two candidates who have obtained the maximum number of votes in the first round will fight in the second round. Whoever between the two gets more than 51 per cent of the total votes polled in the second round is declared the winner.

There are 15 main proposed reforms by T N Seshan, former Chief Election Commissioner of India being supported by every commissioner like T S Krishna Murthy till Shahabuddin Yaqoob Quraishi, current commissioner, that make our election system and democracy tough. Major reforms awaited are -

  • Simultaneous elections for Union and State legislatures
  • Fixed tenure of elected legislative bodies
  • Decrease number of registered parties
  • Increase the amount of Security Deposit
  • Not allowing candidates to contest from more than one constituency in an election like NTR and Chiranjeevi for example.

Let us hope that these reforms would definitely come into focus without any delay like Lokpal Bill – what we are witnessing every day.

And eventually, our India is great. Let’s preserve the greatness by availing the amenities like voting. Do never ignore that. Serve the country, save the nation.

Thank you

Srikanth

Saturday, January 7, 2012


This post is exclusively dedicated to my very good friend. Very Happy Birthday my friend.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Get Going!

Just started blogging since the day I started this blog. The only thing that baffles me is what to put here? The answer would be "I've to think and do it tomorrow :-)". The day comes and the thought comes out as the way I'm here. What should I start - the desperate thoughts that I couldn't express or my achievements. Yes, I shall go with my achievements. First job experience is exciting and one should enjoy it.
A good movie and the listenable music soothes me as an exasperating or provoking poser keeps me operational. I should learn and keep blogging reasonable contemplation s  I guess. Learning reminds me a very good thought I explained in my interview - "After all learning is everything."
My very good friend abroad who's at pinnacles made me watch the movie "The Motorcycle Diaries", the movie regarding Che Guevara, a Marxist revolutionary. He's such an inspirational example for "Lets do it". Yeah! One should watch it. Look at him in my favourite posture.
Catch ya later.