December 02, 2005

Applying Technology in Love…

It may sound strange for some people, for the way I get excited about love adventures of my friends. Especially for few of my friends in India, The past 28 years of my life in India, I spent it in 12 different village, towns and cities. That too it’s a mere coincidence that I was born in a village and as I grew up started moving to bigger and bigger towns and cities. Well! That’s a really a big story, I need a separate blog for that. So, that short side story was to say that I have friends in villages, and small towns where the reach of technology is still very less. Now back to the topic. So, for them to understand, I need to explain the ‘cultural lag’ I faced here, after my entry into the western world. One of the big shock was by seeing the Advancements in Technology, I have read about most of them, like the faster way of communication etc. But never heard about the Technology applied ‘Love’ (love is a too strong word; I should call it just a relationship or affairs). For example people apply parallel processing and backup technology in their ‘love’. I think we take backup because we don’t believe in the computers, it may crash any time. But it was very surprising to see the Love affairs which should be based on belief, is been contaminated with this ‘disbelief’ technology. Born in a place where the relationships, love, marriage are still based on ‘blind beliefs’ and now to see relationships, love, marriage based disbelief, is very shocking. So, I get excited when I see some relationships/love affairs of my friends (among both my eastern and western) who don’t follow the crowd, just throw away the blind belief and disbelief and build a relationship just on ‘Belief’. Curse you…the Technology of Disbelief!!!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Uma!

It reminds me of Tagore's line in one of his books

"This photograph of mine was taken in my early youth. My face was then fresher, and so was my mind.
Then I still cherished some illusions about this world and the
next. Faith deceives men, but it has one great merit: it imparts
a radiance to the features."

-san

Uma said...

True San!

But I guess it should go like this "Faith ('MAY')deceive men, but it has one great merit: it imparts a radiance to the features." ...I totally agree with the Radiance Part!!