Stoicism and the innate quality of matter

I just watched a Vsauce video where he discussed how gravity is not a force arising from matter, but it is a curving of the space time itself due to the inherent property of mass possessed by matter.
Can this also be translated to our social world and our inherent social properties and characterstics? A stoic focuses on cultivation of habits and ways of living life because of the recognition that we can’t control the random chaotic world. But if we can cultivate such immovable characterstics, principles and habits into our character, could the world be shaped/curved as it comes in contact with us?
Maybe. In our pursuit of our every day goals, if we can manage to stick to our principles, maybe we can shape the world in a small way. How long does it last? Maybe as long as a gravity wave.. But rest assured there will be a ripple, however small.

Roadies…… as the end approaches near

I have been watching all the roadies episodes, but just didn’t have the time to make a post. Anyway, here it goes.

We had left where Shambhavi goes. After that I think was the episode with the kick boxing. Yeah it was pretty cool, especially when Nihal gets all beaten up. I don’t remember much about the tasks but I remember that after that Varun was voted out, then Vibhor. And boy, how can I forget the Prabhjot voteout. I mean was Ankita mad or something. If she had voted out Ashutosh or Sonel, the game would have been much much different. But she got out too, due to her dumbness, and the final 3 are Nihal, Ashutosh, and Sonel. But, its amazing that these people were some worst task performers of the show, and they reached the end only because of the politics they played. I guess its all about politics in India.

As the news has already leaked, Ashutosh is gonna win this season, and thats not good, at least according to ethics. I mean that guy wasn’t even serious. Let’s see what the final episode unfolds before us. The wait is only until 17th May, 2008.

Roadies 5.0 (Episode 8)- What the Fack was that?

Well, I finally watched the 12th April Roadies episode online, the way I’ll have to watch the rest of them. And man was that an episode full of shocks or what? The arrival of Simran and Varun was surely a surprise. The ladyboy thing was really cool, but man….the guys must be really embarrassed, of getting their legs and especially their eyebrows waxed. Varun and Vibhor did well. Nihal was as cheap as he could be. Ashu ka to pata hi tha, Bollywood style dance. The Girls all looked very sexy and Shambhavi looked like an expert, of course which she is being whorish and an expert at seducing guys. Ok, that was a cheap shot, I’m not sorry though. The second task was also cool, and to my delight Prabhjot and Vibhor won the immunity.

But, the thing that made me give this post that title which proves that I was in disbelief was the attitude of Shambhavi and Prabhjot towards each other. They were talking normally during the show, which seemed ok, cuz they had to spend the rest of the journey together. But the real surprise came at the vote-out. They were sweet to each other, hugged each other, Prabhjot voted against Nihal, she defended her and stuff……….and when Shambhavi got voted out, Shambhavi was saying good stuff about Prabhjot and wanted to meet her after the game, and even said she’d miss her! Heck, she even left a note only for Prabhjot, which Prabhjot considered “SO SWEET OF HER” and also said she was gonna miss Shambhavi. I was completely baffled on seeing that, like what was happening there. I was more than shocked and quoting Ranvijay, ” Kabhi socha nahi tha, ki aisa din bhi dekhunga.”

But, I’m pretty sure they were just acting, really abusing each other and cringing on the inside. Atleast, that’s what I’m telling myself, to give a logical explanation of what I saw. This just goes to show what they can do to stay in the game…………………………………..

Roadies……..saaley bhainchod

Yes, I am that pissed off to swear on the internet. So today, the “Big Bang 2” episode of Roadies was shown. Ankita had challenged Shambhavi and Snehashish had challenged Ashutosh. Their task was to hold on to a hose pipe on a height as water was sprayed on them at 110 Psi.

Shambhavi beat Ankita, and I was like, the bloody bitch is back. But, she was more powerful than Ankita and I guess it was fair if you just look at how they perform their tasks, and not go into their “whorish” strategies. And Ashu had to beat Snehashish, it was evident as soon as the task was shown, he just has brains and no upper body strength. And out of the other three, Sonel, Ayaz and Vibhor(I think), they voted Ayaz out. Bloody hypocrites! The only guy who showed passion all along, Ayaz, consistent in all tasks despite his injuries. A true roadie voted out before going international and even his accident was caused due to Ashutosh. Well, as they say, “Sabh lassi ho gaya yaar.”

Our final six roadies are: Prabhjot, Nihal, Ashutosh, Shambhavi, Vibhor and Sonel.

All has come back to the way it was and the next to be voted out will be…………yes you guessed it right, Prabhjot, the only ex-roadie who came back and proved herself. The game is again in the hands of Nihal and Ashu and after Prabhjot, I guess we’ll say goodbye to Vibhor, Sonel, Shambhavi/Ashu in that order.

Well, anyway, let’s see what happens next, the roadies are off to Bangkok.

Roadies just got fair!!

Today’s Episode rocked!!! Hands down!, the best Roadie episode ever, full of excitement, rush and nail biting action. And Roadies is fair, at least for these two episodes. The last 11 Roadies have to prove themselves, and 6 would be taken abroad to Thailand. In Rannvijay’s words, “We’ll make sure only deserving roadies are taken abroad.”

Prabhjot challenged Anmol.

Vikrant challenged Nihal.

Snehashish challenged Ashutosh (fuckin’ bastard knows ashu is hurt).

Ankita challenged Shambhavi.

What the first two pairs had to do was stand on a plank in front of each other at a height and try to cut the plank of the one standing in front of him with an axe.

So, Prabhjot beat Anmol(YAY!), and got back in the game. But, the best thing that happened was that Shambhavi’s real face got exposed and now even Nihal is against him, and as Nihal had been hearing abuses all night, he came with “josh” and just cut his way into the roadies smoothly, beating Vikrant. We finally have 2 real ROADIES. Congrats everyone, waiting for the next episode. Ankita vs. Shambhavi + Snehashish vs. Ashutosh. Jo anjaam hoga, acchha hi hoga.

MTV Roadies 5.0- The Prabhjot Voteout

Man, what happened in that last vote out was totally unfair. But, the thing is that she was having too much fights with Shambhavi and Nihal is in her back pocket, so they had to win. You know the thing is that some people just play this game, but we can somehow tell that shambhavi is a genuinely bad person. She is one of those girls of high school, who care more about their make-up, than a person dying near them. They would much rather apply blush, then take that man to the hospital, and the bad thing is that boys drool all over them, which gives them further, what do you call it, you know kind of like “inspiration”, to continue doing what they are doing. But, I just don’t see the hotness in this unhumane-ness and I’ve always found her rather annoying. And I was very upset when Prabhjot got voted out, more than I was when Sneha was voted out, cuz that vote out was his fault, but this vote out was just unfair and unjust. Ashu gave the others the immunity, cuz if Prabhjot’s team had gotten it, one member of the other team would have been out, but the others would have gone against Ashu. And Sonel went with the majority too. So I was pissed off, until the new ad for roadies came, where they said that they would only take the best of 13 abroad. So, the best wins. You know I agree with Raghu, these guys are like the worst Roadies ever, they keep falling, their performance is so bad that no team gets an immunity and they have just 1 lakh after 7 vote outs. Lets see what happens next, may the best move on.(Read: I hope Shambhavi gets out)