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How to tell a story in a simple way…

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How to tell a story in a simple way…

I am trying to share a few of my intimate feelings about telling a story in a simple way.

Telling something complex in a simple way is difficult. Firstly, it depends on how you think. Secondly, how you put forward your logical thinking using blocks of sentences. Finally, those bocks should look good and sound meaningful.

Language has its own scientific rules. I am not a linguist, although I wish I had been. Whatsoever, I want to learn a few tricks to have my writings done in a meaningful way like a lady has done her hair or nails, in a beautiful way. Why they do so? They want to communicate. We all want to communicate. I also communicate using my words.

It is better to learn the rules of communication.

What are the rules?

Rules are not very complicated. They are simple as long as you accept them as your friends. When you don’t like rules, they become your enemies.

A sentence has two key things. Phrase and Clause.

Phrase consists of a combination of words. Nor it is a sentence, neither it is a part of a larger sentence. Consider a phrase – on the river.

On the other hand, a clause is either a sentence or a part of a larger sentence. Consider a clause – There is a house. Consider another clause – Where we live.

Now we understand one key difference between a phrase and a clause.

A phrase doesn’t have any finite verb. It might have other parts of speech. But a clause has a finite verb.

Now the time has come to add phrase and clause to make a complete sentence.

There is a house – on the river – where we live.

A house on the river.

Can we conclude anything from it?

Sure, we can. We can use a phrase inside clauses.

Are there anything else?

Yes, there are. But they are simple enough to understand.

A sentence has two key parts. Subject and predicate. The subject could be a noun, pronoun, noun clause, adjective or adverb clause. But what about the predicate? The predicate consists of the most important part of the sentence – a verb. We must remember that in parts of speech, verb has the higher order than a noun. Without a verb, a sentence is not grammatically complete.

What is a verb? A verb says something about a noun or a pronoun, communicating about the subject and object.

A sentence stands on the forms of verbs. A verb changes its forms and the meaning of a sentence depends on it.

Consider a sentence – We went to the market yesterday.

Let us change the form of the verbs and see what it communicates.

We went to the market yesterday but the flower shop had closed. Because we had been walking for a long time, we were tired so we didn’t search for another shop.

Now consider three different types of sentences communicating the same meaning.

Whether the shop was open was still unknown.

We went to the market but there was no surety whether the shop was open.

We didn’t know whether the shop was open.

The first one is a noun clause. The clause “whether the shop was open” has acted as noun in the first sentence.

In the second one, it acts as an adjective clause.

And in the last one, it acts as an adverbial clause.

What is the next big thing?

The relationship between a principal clause and sub-ordinate clause is the next big thing to understand how a sentence works.

The main verb always goes with the principal clause. Consider the following sentences.

That I will meet you in the evening is certain.

Where I will meet you in the evening is certain.

Who will meet me in the evening is certain.

Three noun clauses, here, act as subordinate clauses. In my opinion, the subordinate clause always plays the most important role when we build a sentence. Of course, without a principal clause a sentence cannot stand. But subordinate clauses make it interesting.

NASA and the blood-stained Missiles

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NASA and the blood-stained missiles

NASA and the blood-stained missiles


The ancient mariner had killed the Albatross. Later he repented.

What happened afterward? The fiery storm damaged the ship. The monster waves drowned the children.
They tried to escape from the fire-spitting missiles. They tried to escape from the claw of death. The children from Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Iraq, tried to escape the fire, destruction, and death.
But, tell me one truth. How did the US military build the pin-pointed missiles? It flew a thousand miles and struck the hideouts of the terrorists in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and Libya.
Sometimes, they fell on the wrong targets. Houses, where children were playing.
And, boom! The cloak of darkness.
Geodetic or geometric data fired the salvo.
What is that? It is scientific data. The scientific community needs it. Measuring the shape and size of this planet is difficult. The geodetic or geometric data helps us.
But, the US military builds the missiles, using the same data. The published declassified documents tell us the inside story.
NASA did not want this. Tight cooperation between NASA and the US military agencies allowed them to use the same geodetic data.
NASA wanted for scientific endeavor. Military wanted them for building missiles, killing terrorists and common people at same breath.

NASA wanted documents to remain unclassified. So, they bickered and bickered. The conscience roared at the silent ears.
The US missiles used the NASA technology to build the missiles. NASA used their cameras to photograph the moonwalk.
Pause. Human civilization.
Who cares?

Spies in the Skies

Spies in the Skies

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NASA's disgraceful role in sky spying

From the very beginning NASA scientists, engineers and technologists take part in indirect sky-spying activities.

Declassified documents released by US government agencies like CIA, NRO are saying so. The truth has an official seal. NASA had designed shuttles that carried US spy satellites to orbit. Declassified documents depict a disgraceful relationship between NASA and CIA, the US Department of Defense (DoD), and National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). These agencies took part in designing NASA’s Shuttles throughout the 1970s.

I have recently written a cover story in Tehelka magazine, on the same topic.
You can read the full article here below:

Spies in the Skies

Beautiful Girl

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How can I break
such small little heart.

Oh, lord, it becomes my part…
everyday…

And I’m scared, oh little girl.
maybe I’ve fallen in your love …

who can say…

I may have gonna give a damn
I know this world is a sham…
but, I’d have loved you anyway.

You’re too small,
oh, little girl… too little heart
you know, too heavy to play with…
and two flowers in your shirt
underneath…

How can I break such small little heart
Oh, lord,
it becomes my love…
everyday…

Fifteen Rules that can Kill your Killer Impulses

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Sometimes an indefinitely large force of brief duration produces a finite momentum. In Physics, it is called “Impulse”.

This strange bond between indefinition and the terminable whole gamut of emotions, from happiness to sorrow and back, seems fuzzy, abstruse, and inscrutable. Although beyond our comprehension, it takes full control and forces us to do things that we don’t do in general with enough reasoning power.

When we act on impulse, we don’t understand we’re acting on impulse. It’s tragic but true. Our logical sense fails us; it’s a complete failure, irreversible; and it allows animal heat take the steering of our mind to drive us to a dark corridor where we don’t want to step in, not even in our bad dreams.

The ‘impulse’ comes, a sudden appearance; it forces us, instructs us-do this, do that and we obey without any protest. An all-pervasive, momentary blindness consumes us, like fire, destroying our logical senses, reasoning power for a brief duration.

After producing a finite momentum that ‘indefinitely large force’ suddenly disappears leaving us in a state of complete disarray and a usual disaster follows.

We buy something on impulse, splurging money. Later we repent-oh, we could have spent that money in a more meaningful way. But it’s too late!

We cannot suppress our sexual impulse and later we either repent alone or get punished somehow or other.

What can I do? What can you do? What can we do?

You may try these simple rules in your life.

  1. Slow down. What’s all the hurry for? Just refuse to be hurried into a decision. Remember, only devils are in hurry and they always provoke you to take a decision in such a hurry that you must mistake.
  2. Remember rule number one again. Slowing down, or planning in well advance doesn’t mean an unwillingness to work or make any effort. This is wisdom.
  3. Ask yourself one question: am I in full control of myself? Try to control only yourself, not others. At the same time don’t let others control you or your decisions.
  4. Anger and libido are silent killers. If you let them rule over you, you are away from the correct path. However, this is the way people or animals naturally behave or react.
    What we can do to avoid unpleasant situations? Remember rule number one.
  5. Releasing anger and libido in private, alone is the perfectly sane solution. Go to the toilet, close the door, be alone and vent your anger, frustration, animal heat-alone. Yes, alone. Not in public. This world is a stage and we all are actors. I hope you get the clue.
  6. Technology is going to change this world in the coming years and yes, this change will affect many things including our lifestyle. Learn technology that suits your mindset.
  7. There is three categories-a basic user who knows the basic operations and aware of security breaches, a front-end developer and aware of security breaches, and finally, a programmer who knows technology upside down. Learn it at your pace. Remember, when the outside world is changing you must take part, otherwise, you will lag behind.
  8. Knowledge is your real investment and your true friend in difficult times.
  9. Whatever you do, a bank job, hotel job, maybe you are in sales and services, whatever your profession is, besides that try to find out the real passion that gives you real pleasure when you are alone.
  10. In most cases, people are not happy with what he does as a professional. So, find out your true passion and plan to give it at least ten years to master the subject. It will save you one day when your unhappiness as a professional reaches the peak and you think about leaving the job. However, by that time you are in a position to take the harshest decision of your life.
  11. Now you have mastered something that might be a good launching pad to start a new profession that you really love and care about. Remember, in the age of technology, age is a number. You can start learning anything anytime without spending money; that’s the good side of technology. There are plenty of bad sides, but you’ll be going to be aware of them, isn’t it?
  12. To learn anything new, all you need is a computer and an Internet connection.
  13. Always try to save 40 to 50 percent of the money you are earning. Is there any relation between impulse and savings? Yes, everything is related to our life.
  14. Imagine a situation where you have done something out of impulse and now you’re trying to rectify it, you’re trying to focus more on your living and find that without taking the voluntary unemployment you cannot do that. Your savings might come to your help at that time to give you enough time to settle in your new role.
  15. Finally, last but not least; remember the rule number one before taking any decision.