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While you/we/us wait…for godot?

April 23, 2016

Greetings,

We did an event (more like a ceremony for me) to launch our crowdfunding campaign for the record attempt you just saw in the previous post…

 

Enraptured audience:-)

Intensity writ large…

tok tok tok…

more intensity…the energy was awesome!

And then I got this, via the lovely and articulate Priyasha Singh, second from left in the following picture…

And this is what she wrote :

Thursday Night at Lahe Lahe

Being an outsider to a new city, I have the opportunity to be spellbound and gaze starry eyed at the achievements of the people who have built their lives here. I get to feel inspired, be more and do more whenever I step out of my comfort zone.

The concept of Aadivaahan, from it’s eccentric, young and handsome founder is that humans are endo-skeletal beings- why shouldn’t our vehicles, our ‘vaahans’, be the same? Speaking of the legendary designer Preston Tucker of the Tucker 48 fame as his inspiration, this man is on a mission to raise 5.1 million rupees on the indigenous crowd funding site https://www.ketto.org/aadivaahan to create a vehicle to break the world record for longest distance traveled on a single tank of fuel. The current record is 1626 miles.  Does this statistic sound intimidating? I wouldn’t be doing this if wasn’t challenging enough, comes the confident reply.

This small pitch to friends and well wishers was made in a beautiful new space called Lahe Lahe. Being well connected to all the creative spaces in town (it’s on the 80 Feet Road, between Kormangala and Indiranagar), it’s a serene, extremely organic place for all forms of art to grow. I’d highly recommend this place to anyone and everyone who wishes to reconnect with the artist within.

Towards the end of the evening, we were served *free* food by a newly launched, much needed night-food delivery startup called nightfork.com, This announcement drew more cheers than Aadivahan’s pitch, much to the founder’s amusement. Feel free to contact Vishal on 9538538380 for your midnight cravings.

Despite India’s huge potential, we have no major technological or design patents. One man is out to tilt the balance in our favour. Are we going to help him try?  Vivek, the founder of Aadivahan, asked us to pitch in what we believed would help him, and if we didn’t help him financially, at least spread word about his work to 10 people. I’m putting in my 2 cents. I hope this inspires you to do your bit too.

To find out more about Aadivaahan, please follow this link: https://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/

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Thank you Priyasha and everyone who came.
Ekta ji, the energy behind aadivaahan’s people outreach did an amazing job as always…
So, this is where we are at…
Where, my friend’s…. are YOU?
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stay grounded, listen to your heart, it says a lot more than lub-dub….the screws are tightening as we approach MAYDAY…
a big hug all around…
Before I forget…

This is our latest creation, the Jeetdi….33 lucky people will get this hand crafted electric drift rod…will you be one of them?

😉

vivek

 

 

Rubber..Meet Road….

April 21, 2016

Greetings,

:-)

please do with this as you feel called…help get the word out…

any action/energy will help…share it, contribute, pay, pray….

cheers….and up, up and away!

http://ketto.org/aadivaahan

How about this… Zen Gardner talks to yours Truly…

April 13, 2016

Greetings,

Very fortunate to have a friend like Zen Gardner …….

 

😉

Do share ..

vivek

RIP RIPPER…. Comedy is such a Tragedy…

March 29, 2016

Greetings,

I’m sure many readers here are more than familiar with George Carlin. While one may not agree with everything he said, there was a certain edge to his comedy, almost like Lenny Bruce….

If you have not heard Lenny, give him a listen. When I heard Lenny, I understood forever that comedy is actually tragedy…in fact, are you aware of how many laugh makers died tragically and young?

Lenny pushed boundaries….

Just before died, at 40 in 1966 (the year I was born)…

It’s not comedy, as you will see….

 

And here is his astute student, friend and also mysteriously dead George Carlin….

A comedy of errors….so said Lenny….

So, please….think before you LOL

😉

vivek

The Drama on the World Stage…

March 27, 2016

Greetings,

What a show hmmmmmmmmmm? Here in India, a most radically polarizing govern-ment is driving wedges into the cracks it hopes to en-flame as convenient, political expediency demanding.

They have taken that most manufactured of isms…patriotism and it’s far uglier cousin, Jingoism, mixed it in with bizarre crackdowns and even stranger, ham fisted and heavy handed behaviour by the police-mafia. Students and teachers in jail, shut off from the world, water and power cut off, almost a Waco like madness descending on Hyderabad University’s campus. JNU students being charged under the most serious sedition act.

Almost as if they are trying to create strawman figureheads later to be martyred/jailed/villified or elevated, again, as political expediency demands.

This while continuing the process of balkanization of this nazion, sorry, nation….divide and rule….

You know, it’s just time to boycott politics. Totally and completely starve this disgusting beast of any attention. Make no demands from them. We are enough, aren’t we?

Then there is Syria, Turkey, ISIS, Israel, Blood Oil smuggling, Oil crashing, the American election, Brussels …what to say of the American election….

Or should I say the American erection….given that the battle for the repugicant nomination has fallen to tabloid, national enquirer charges of prostitution and near naked picture of potential future first ladies….ugly ugly ugly…..someone famous once said, I it was Mecken…..people get the govern-ment they deserve. We here in India definitely have ours.

So, in case you think that this drama is anything but that, get a load of this…

 

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In an interview conducted by Harper’s Dan Baum nearly 22 years ago, former Nixon domestic policy chief John Ehrlichman admitted what many have known ever since the beginning – that the Nixon administrations’ War On Drugs was a giant lie.

To clarify, it was not Nixon’s police state that was a lie. That was very real. It was the justification used for the war, the fearmongering, and the panic-inducing hype produced by the White House that was a monumental obfuscation.

Ehrlichman doesn’t mince words when he discusses the War On Drugs and it is not inference suggesting that the justification given for the War on Drugs was a lie. In fact, Ehrlichman even states that the policy was in order to attack political rivals and alleged “threats” to the Nixon administration like “blacks and hippies.”

“The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people,” Ehrlichman said.

“You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin. And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities,” Ehrlichman said. “We could arrest their leaders. raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

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The same lies used to criminalize Marijuana AND hemp worldwide…

So, there you have it…obligatory US GI guarding drug crop and link to full article below….

Stay steady….

Troops and Poppies - 1

Image Source:http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/03/25/hmo-hitmen-and-the-profits-of-heroin-addiction/

Link to article above…

Former Nixon Aide Admits War On Drugs Was A Big Lie; Was Never About Drugs

Cheers…hugs…

vivek

Ides came and Shook me….

March 17, 2016

Greetings,

This has been a week of overwhelm for me and I’m not one to be easily overwhelmed. So, I hope everyone reading this is at ease and peace.

On the up side, a chance to interact with some amazing young minds, share my story…

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Thank you so much my new but obviously long lost brother Abhimanyu Ghimiray!

On the other hand, things have a slightly desloate feel to them. If my inner dialouge and what I receive of the global vibe are con-sonant, I wish calm on the world.

I am going into a mini 4 day retreat to bring in the 21st. A little fasting, a little slowing down…you know

And remember that empathy is a developable muscle and detachment is a practise

Much love and big hugs all around…

vivek

Just when you think you’ve heard it all…

March 14, 2016

Really….

blown away…

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