Patience, Whispers, and Power

Game of Thrones- Lord Varys

‘Lord Varys, the master of Whisperers and a councillor of small council at the King’s landing.’

‘I ain’t a lord, so don’t address me as a lord.’

A small boy from Myr, whose master sold him to a sorcerer for gold and the sorcerer, performed his rituals by cutting him, only to hear voices.
Bloodied kid (Varys) was thrown into the streets to die.

“Some doors close forever, others open in most unexpected places.”

Varys determined to live by doing anything. He did every possible and impossible thing to save his life. He started selling his remaining parts for the sexual use. He became perfect in stealing things.

One day, young Varys realised a whisper could be used as a weapon on time and sometimes whisper could make you rich.

He became “the master of whisperer”.

“I am the master of whisperers. My role is to be sly, obsequious, and without scruples.”

After becoming the spider, his name flew through the streets of free cities to slums and then landed on the chair of small council at Kings’s landing.

“The birds sing in the west, the birds sing in the east, if one knows how to listen to it.”

He plays with words and stories. He does what a situation wants from him. He is not a manipulator but he is a player fast enough to play against his enemies.

He knew Ned stark was falsely convicted and caged in the cell.

He went up to him and offered him water and he also told him that he couldn’t do anything for Ned because kings guards had swords in their hands and I didn’t want to lose my head.

He believes in taking revenge but he also knows that a man should be patient enough while making any move.

“Influence grows like a weed. I tended mine patiently.”

He left king’s landing with Tyrion Lannister while saving him after the murder of Tywin Lannister.
He had the idea where to go at the time of distress- To Daenerys Targaryen.

He said what- “I serve the realm.”

Whosoever comes to power, Lord Varys will flow with the power because for him power resides where men believe it resides.

He was with Targaryen then after Robert’s rebellion, he came with him and then after the death of Ned Stark and Robert Baratheon, he started his council work with King Joffrey and King’s hand Tywin.

“Storms come and go, big fishes eat little fishes and I keep on paddling.”

I believe he is not what he shows himself in front of the people. He will surely have a big agenda in his mind. I cannot say he doesn’t have any infliction towards iron throne or he never wanted to sit on iron Throne.

We will get to know things when the time will come.

“Patience is a key to everything.”


Tyrion Deserves To Be The Hand

Around 11 million have watched 6th season premiere of Game of thrones and it is a record in the history of any television premier.

George R.R Martin has built a kind of sphere, which has taken all of us inside it.

“We don’t watch Game of Thrones, we live inside it and it revolves around us.”

Whether it is Robb Stark or Jaime Lannister, both of them make our eyes sparkle.

From the Pentos to the north of the Wall and beyond that, everyone lives in our dreams and we don’t dare to open our eyes while dreaming them.

As a writer, I want to write about each character, one by one. I, myself love Tyrion Lannister, so I will start from him.

I have not read books yet, but Peter Dinklage surely has done his best to live the Tyrion Lannister’s character.

“Tyrion Lannister, first of his name, son of Tywin Lannister (Lord of the Casterly rocks), hand of Queen Daenerys Targaryen”

Tyrion Lannister is not a lord, prince, or king. People call him imp, half man, dwarf.
His own sister calls him a monster because their mother died during giving him birth on her birthing bed.

His father never wanted to accept him as his son because Tyrion’s size did not match the length of Lannister’s name and family pride.

Nevertheless, he survived the world despite all the odds he has in him.

“Never forget what you are, the rest of the world will not. Wear it like an armour and it can never be used to hurt you.”

He did the same. He never forgets what he is and every person in his life don’t let him forget. He wore the reality like his armour and he never makes himself sad after that.

I can remember a scene when he and Jon snow engaged in a short talk while heading towards the Castle Black.

“Let me give you some advice bastard. Never forget what you are.”
“What the hell do you know about being a bastard?”
“All dwarfs are bastards in their father’s eyes.”

He accepts his flaws, which have existed in him and doesn’t let anyone use them against him.

His brother Jaime Lannister who killed the Mad king in past and a kingslayer at present. His sister Cersei Lannister is the mother queen and queen regent at the king’s landing.

He fights for his rights and speaks up against the wrong. He respects his enemies, he respects the society, he knows the problem, he advises the best advice and he know the things.

‘I drink and I know things. That’s what I do.’

When Joffrey humiliated Sansa in the king’s court, no one dared to speak against him. Tyrion was the only man who stood up and thrashed Joffrey for his act. He even thrashed Joffrey when peasants attacked the royal family after Myrcella Baratheon’s departure to the Dorne.

He has the gut when most of the people lose it in front of any situation. He fought alone when Stannis Baratheon stormed the king’s landing and the King Joffrey hid because of the fear.

“Whatever the price is, I will beat it. I like living.”

He is the person who finds out possibilities from the edge. He never gets afraid from death because he likes living.
He was caught by Catelyn Stark and found himself at the edge of the death. But, he didn’t give up on his imprecise fate.
Again, he was charged with the king Joffrey’s murder and his own father wanted to see him dead.
His beloved ‘Shae’ whom he loved the most was speaking against him and bedding with his father.
Life is very cruel and so the people.

“Let them see that their words can cut you and you will be never free of the mockery. If they want to give you a name, take it, make it your own. Then they can’t hurt with it anymore.”

Tyrion Lannister is a man of his words, he doesn’t need to use his Lannister name to make himself a significant character in audiences eyes. He is funny and smart, both at the same time. He doesn’t have a sword but he has a mind to use.
You can learn how to start a conversation with someone, how to use enemy against another enemy, how to manipulate and how to live your life without any chains and boredom.

*If I find some other relevant point, I would surely write about it. Sorry, if there are grammar mistakes.*

How You dare, Tanmay?

Dear Tanmay Bhat
A video which was made for The Internet and a video which was made on Snapchat (an app which is not in use by so many Indians…umm probably), has become a subject of debate on major news channels (I don’t give a :poop: to them).
I want to come on video content. Sachin Tendulkar (the make-in-India god’s version) and Lata Mangeshkar Ji (the extinct version of Lata) were the bullseyes in this video. Those two persons who became the targets have got zero problems but all those people who are self-indulged into making fun and puns on private parts and double meaning jokes about females and non-females have got all the world’s worries because of a #Snapchat video.
Half of the India didn’t know about the face-swapping system but now by the grace of Allah (am secular…Bharat Mata ki Jai), my father is asking me about how to use Snapchat.
My father asked me that who was this guy Tanmay Bhat? Is this the same one who made the roast video and same one from AIB (All India Bakwass…I made that sanskari full form for him). And the last question was what the hell is this snapchat? why can’t I use this?
Ahaaa…. Parents!!!
Anupam Kher has acclaimed him as a great #Comedian of this country because he won awards for 9 times as the best comedian. (He is also the best #Chamcha in this country)
I don’t want to talk about #SaffronSaverPartyPatrioticPerson.(too long)
Riteish Deshmukh hahaha.. oh my god he also criticised your video Tanmay because you just crossed the line. (ohahaha. I can’t stop myself) Deshmukh who has done roles in movies like Kya Kool Hain Hum and so-called Indian American Pie (just forgot the names) and has crept me with his unnatural jokes. (Actually, he is himself unnatural).
I think, we the people of India, has got a right to make fun of people.
A country where people give respect to the killer #NathuRamGodse for killing a non-violent Saint Mahatma Gandhi, a country where people rip out people’s intestine just because he ate beef, a country where a person has legal right to rape his own wife, a country where government is celebrating its own #Vikasparv (Development inside the party) rather common people, why did you dare to make a video on Internet?
I just salute your bravery that you put an over controversial video on Internet and really, that was miraculously funny.
Pahlaj Nilhani, man you are just a nut who has already screwed our eyeballs due to unnecessarily cut scenes. Do I want to tell you – How did your parents make out on that day? Didn’t you tell them to cut those parts where your father was going to ejaculate? I mean why he did this to us?
Tanmay Bhat keeps it up. 🙂

कुछ तो था मुझमें

ख्वाहिशों के साये में कदम चले थे लेकिन निशां का ज़िक्र न था
हर दिन जीने की तलब चाह कर, हर दिन के जीने का फ़िक्र न था।

हर दर को दीदार करने की सबब थी, पर दर की ठोकरों की चोट का शिकन न था,
जो रास्तें मंज़िलों तक ले जाती, उन रास्तों पर चलने का ज़ोर न था।

बंजारों की महफ़िल में शाम बिताने की कसक थी, इसीलिए किसी ठिकाने पर अपना मोड़ न था,
यादें जो बाकी रह गयी थी, उन यादों से निकले शोर का का कोई ग़म न था।

रात की गहराइयों में सिर्फ अंधेरा न था, उस दिन अंधेरे से इश्क़ सा होने लगा था,
काली आँखों में छुपे राज का पता न था, लेकिन आँखों से निकला पानी कुछ अपना सा था।

बात ज़ुबां पर आ कर लौट रही, दिल मानने को तैयार न था,
वक़्त की दरकार थी, शायद वापस कभी खुद से मिलना न था।

रोते भी कितना आखिर, आंसुओं का भी सब्र टूट जाता था,
कभी खुद से इतना प्यार था, आज दर्द का भी एहसास न था।

मेरा देश बदल रहा है

आज मोदी सरकार के दो साल पूर्ण होने की ख़ुशी में ‘देश बदल रहा है’ का स्वर्णगान पुरे देश भर में रेडियो से, टीवी से, इंटरनेट से, और सोशल मीडिया से किया गया है। सुबह से शाम हो गयी लेकिन ऑफिस में काम होने की वजह से वक़्त नहीं मिल पाया जिससे कि मैं ‘देश बदल रहा’ गीत सुन पाऊँ या फिर देख पाऊँ।
घर आने के बाद मैंने रेडियो चलाई लेकिन हताशा हाथ आई फिर मैंने फेसबुक पर हाथ मारी जिससे कि कुछ तो हाथ आये और कहते ही हैं- जिसका कोई नहीं होता उसका फेसबुक होता है सो इस बार भी फेसबुक ने बड़ी मदद की और मदद होनी भी थी आखिर सारे ‘मोदीवीर’ मतलब ‘देशवीर’ तो वही बैठते हैं।
अब बात करते हैं मुद्दे कि जोकि बहुत ही रोचक है, आखिर हमारे मोदी जी की बात जो है।
मैंने जब ‘देश बदल रहा’ का संगीत और गान सुना तो मुझे ऐसा लगा कि भारतीय जनता पार्टी के PR वालों ने इस बार गाने लिखने वाले को ठीक से बैठ कर समझाया नहीं की ‘भाई, दो साल पुरे होने की ख़ुशी में ये गाना लिखना है न कि सच्ची बातों का जिक्र करना है’।
लेकिन मोदी सरकार की भी सच्चाई की राह पर चलने की कसम गजब है, पूरा का पूरा गाना ही सच्चाई पर आधारित है, Disclaimer की जरुरत नहीं पड़ी न कि यह सब काल्पनिक बातों पर आधारित है या यह वीडियो देखने के बाद आपको यकीन  नहीं होगा कि आप एलियन हो।
‘देखो आसमान में खिल कर सूरज निकल रहा है’
देश का प्रचंभ अब ऊंचा उड़ रहा है
बरसों का अँधेरा अब रौशन हो रहा है
गरीब की रसोई से धुआँ हट रहा है
मेरा देश बदल रहा है, आगे बढ़ रहा है।’

आसमान में सूरज ने 45 डिग्री की गर्मी निकाल रहा है, जिससे कि हर कोई नज़रे झुका कर भगवान् को कोस रहा है। प्याज़ 1 रूपये किलो के हिसाब से बिक रहा है और दाल 200 रुपये किलो के हिसाब से, अनन्दाता या गरीब किसान हर रोज़ मर रहा है, स्वच्छ कर और किसान सेस लगने से सब कुछ बिक रहा है इसीलिए गरीबों के घर से धुआं नहीं निकल रहा है। और
“मेरा देश बदल रहा है, लेकिन कोई रोज़ मर रहा है”।
‘बेटियों को पढ़ा कर परिवार बढ़ रहा है’
गरीब को बिना सहारा कारोबार मिल रहा है
किसान की फसल को बीमा का बल मिल रहा है
मेरा देश बदल रहा है, आगे बढ़ रहा है”।

शिक्षा बजट को कम कर के बेटियों के साथ सेल्फी के लिए मोबाइल फ़ोन की वयव्था की जा रही है, गरीबोंं को बिना सरकार के सहारे अपना दिन देखना पड़ रहा है और बीमा के नाम पर 100 रूपये पकड़ा कर ग्लूकोज का बल दिया जा रहा है और अडानी को लाखों रूपये का क़र्ज़ देकर बल दिया जा रहा है।
‘ “मेरा देश बदल रहा है, लेकिन कोई रोज़ मर रहा है”।

यह सब सुना मैंने उस #TransformingIndia के उस वीडियो में और मुझे नहीं पता और कितने लोगों ने यही सुना।

Why I am Like this?

One day I was alone inside my closet because of a ghost,
I was crying inside the closet when my mind lost,
None came for rescuing me from that dark place,
I stayed there for years and failed to find solace,
Mamma, you were not there to tell me to not to freak,
I was sobbing and remembering my days when I used to be a treak,
Once, people around me smiled with me, laughed at my jokes
but, without giving me a reason, they ridiculed and made me a joke,
Sleeping without sleep in eyes, breathing but my throat was choked,
Crying without tears, and pain inside was mocked
by those people,
I was living in the closet for years because of the unseen ghost,
Things changed, and so I did to get rid of the most
of the fears reaped in me and frightened me to take a step,
Mamma, I have erased the fear and made that ghost to rep
  Ruchi Roy.

I have Anxiety, but am Normal.

I am making this confession publicly, not to be judged by others, not to be shamed by others and not to be disappointed over me. I am making this confession just because I have grieved too much already and not in a mood to going for more.

I am neither a patient nor an abnormal, but I have pockets full of emotions which spill themselves out time to time and that is my pain. This becomes sometimes very hyper because I have none to whom I can share. Actually, I have friends but they actually get me wrong and treat me like I need sympathy whenever I try to tell them about the phase which I go through.

This anxiety has no limits and no ending point. It makes me brittle and shattered and breaks my hopes and strength to live life. I have no guilt about it because it is not self-made. People come with new ideas about how I should get calm during my anxiety and about how should I remember some good times but you know what, it doesn’t work and it would never because anxiety is not about having bad times or going through bad phase of life.

Anxiety can come at any moment of time. Many chances, when you would alone but I got it when I was in the public place and I was in my office with 40 people around my table.

I can recall the incident when I encountered it for the first time. I was in my room all alone and it started with a bad note. I was really going through personal disasters which led ‘anxiety’ in my life. One thousand thoughts about random universe started running in my mind and it was like a havoc because I couldn’t able to resist it. Shivering, body pain and chaos started surrounding me, at a fast pace. Tears trickled down on my cheeks and I was like what’s going with me? It ended up with crying and cut myself to bleeding.

Nowadays, it starts anywhere and I am unable to blame time because I live very good life. Every time, when it comes, it makes me more curious to know it. I don’t know how to erase it from life but now, I have adopted it as my child and I have started learning to live with it.

There are so many people in the world who have this anxiety and still have a fight with this. I don’t know what to tell all of you but only one thing I understood because of this is Whenever it comes, it comes with a lot more random questions and mysteries and if you crack it, you just crack the whole universe. Trust me!