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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Piece Of Paper

Hey.. Peeps.. :) This world is a mysterious place; as I usually say.. you can never figure out what's gonna happen over here next.. I wonder on how this world has become like this.. I mean you may laugh it off but I can't believe how "a piece of paper" can tag or label someone??

In this wicked world.. a little "piece of paper" is more powerful  than anything else.. yea.. if you don't believe this then.. how come "a piece of paper" proves someone graduate (even if he has no knowledge about it), a couple married/ divorced (even if they ain't willing to), a land to be owned by someone (even if its not his own), n finally money: just a little "piece of paper" which rules this whole world??

Is it just "a piece of paper" that rules us?? where all that "Gray Matter" gone?? I can't believe how highly qualified professionals employed in "white collar jobs" trust on "a piece of paper".. they just check records on papers, presentations on papers, n information on papers to hire a candidate for job.. why don't they check for their quality by some other way?? n this is how they spend years of their life doing "paper work" in hunger to earn another "piece of paper" (i.e. money) n they are always found desperate to add bundles of such papers (money) more.. that's pathetic!!

Another example of the wonders done by "a piece of paper" is the "print media" yea.. people are so desperate to "fill the columns" of newspapers in order to get famous.. n come in spot-light to be a part of glamour!!

Well, "price tags" are also "a piece of paper".. people hate the most.. I went to purchase a jeans.. the first thing I did was: I searched for the price tag, I found it worth Rs 2399/- n I heard myself saying: oh fuck!! this is too expensive to purchase.. I had Rs 2000/- only :( So I can conclude that "a piece of paper" has power to change decisions as well!! n I must say it can work as a "lethal weapon" :/

Print media also plays games publishing something which people wanna read (to increase their readers; just to make more of "easy money") , no matter if its true or fictitious.. n we too enjoy such headlines with sips of tea during breakfast/ brunch.. ain't it?? I do.. to be very honest!!

Now an example of another irony: Government allows "arrest warrant" against a criminal (ofcourse again on "a piece of paper") n the defense party allows some bribe (money; "a piece of paper") n "grease their palms" n wins an easy bail!

So this is how "a piece of paper" has become this powerful!! n we carry on wondering on the games of  "a piece of paper"!! I hope we learn the things to be valued in correct manner..!! Winding my prose.. may God bless y'all.. :)


  1. Novel thinking....and beautifully written. "piece of paper" decides whether you are really born or not(birth certificate) then when you are dead you have a piece of paper to prove it.....tsk tsk. Without identification paper you don't exist!

  2. well,without paper no pg medical entrance exams(hopefully not from the next year) will be conducted.so a paper can definitely change life....!

  3. @Janu: Yea.. paper is damn powerful than any other weapon.. Thanks for your comment :)

    @Nikhi: yep.. paper can change life.. I felt it after this post. Thanks for your comment :)

  4. Just a means to an end. You choose what rules you and what you rule. But a good piece though.

  5. @Badboyb!tch: Hmm.. Thanks for your comment. :)


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