Saturday, March 6, 2010

Time Travel

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 8; the eighth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.
NOTE: Please bear with the post's length and I assure you that I wont disappoint you. 

I raked the hidden neuron colonies of my brain to clarify myself if had I ever wanted a time machine too? Actually, I hadn't really thought about that except immediately after being in the ambit of science fiction movies in HBO and a book by H G Wells. After thinking about Time Travel, many strange things were in the line from Evolutionary perspective(Apes, gods, 5000 AD etc) as i am basically an Anthropologist. Legends like Ashoka to Alexander, Aristotle to Chanakya, 1857, 1947......and hundreds of such strangest, wildest, funniest, craziest, weirdest thoughts got jammed in the stacks and arrays of brain patterns.   My imagination buffer  stopped abruptly at a critical situation where i got an  ambiguous doubt?
  •   "Will me@2010 and myself being a child can happen at the same time through time machine if i go back to the year of my birth date?....
  • Can i be present at the time of my birth as two persons(one soul???)?.....
The inevitable and incredible clash of thoughts and theories, logic and reason, emotionality and rationality, creative innovation and imagination, philosophy and science, fiction and genres......  made things more messy. Similar is the confusion when i opened the box of greedy future ahead of my contemporary living period.
 
So, do i really need a time machine? And my answer is NO. Let's say there's really a time machine, of course, a lot of people would want to get in there and go back to the past to correct the mistakes they have done, to make life better or make a holiday trip. To do the 'what ifs' , 'shoulds, woulds, coulds' can possibly and probably happen. As for me, I'll just walk close to the time machine,   I'll just pose and take a picture with it! I'll also say cheers and goodbye and wish the time travellers good luck.

If I'll go back to the past and change it, TODAY won't be the same.. I might not be able to meet the people I know today. I'll be sick no matter irrespective of what chemical coding is in my genes and chromosomes. And I might now accept and deal with it like I'm living with it today.. Will I be still this same?
  • Today is TODAY because of the past.........
  • Blah blah blah......
  • ...........
  • .....
Coincidentally,  Katrina joined me at Coffee Day.... and the conversation about time travel went on after few formalities between us.....Blah, blah, blah.....

Katrina : How about if the time machine can go to the future instead?
Me : I still won't ride on it. If I'll go to the future, I won't be able to cherish the present.
  • So instead of time machine, I prefer a watch(Fast-track). 
  • "Everything has a reason. Life must go on."..... (Is she impressed?)
Katrina: It is very boring and dry stuff you have written. Even though you dont want to travel , you can write where you can travel to convey  your imaginative and writing skills....Atleast some Fiction?
Me : Who said that i didnt write anything interesting? I wrote it with heart and mind in the most convincing manner.

Katrina fumed : Where?
Me : I had written it  20000  years ago . I have already travelled in time machine from my nation to this so called modern-civilised-developed-hitech future era. It is bit tough to perceive what i said.

Katrina pulled my leg: Haha, there was neither language nor script 20000  thousands of years ago. How did you write then ?
Me :  Am not from your universe, I came from the neighbouring universe with my Dog's permission(God in your universe). My travel to your universe is part of a "Glogging" competition in my universe where i have to travel in a time machine and have to write my experiences rather than mere compulsive imaginations. I was given four choices to travel. Past, Parallel, Perpendicular and Future(we have 5 time perceptions like you have 3 ). I chose Future and am quite elated to know you people. I love Earthians becasue i feel home here(Nice diplomatic statement right?)

Katrina : But how come can the readers know what you wrote actually?
Me :  Dont worry dear. The Earthians are quite smart. They will know it after few minutes what i wanted to say...... BTW, Katrina, where are you from? 

Katrina :  Am from a tangential universe called "Solomoron" which is inside the electron present in the outermost shell of an Oxygen atom  which is married to Hydrogen as of now. We stay at Marina Trench.
Me : Oh my Dog, Great place ...... Is that Perpendicular time travelling?" Any purpose for your visit?

Katrina : Nope, we call it "Paranormal Time travelling" and am here as a participant of the reality show "Morons " in "Em" TV......  When will you leave to your universe?
Me : As soon as possible . Before the  Black hole4.0 of my universe sucks my polar system, i have to go.

Katrina : Ok. Don't your Universe have Insurance? Where is your time machine?
Me : No, we have "Sensurance" ...... My machine is in the future (5000AD) as one of my friends dropped me here . He is on the way back to pick me up. And how about your machine?

Katrina : We dont use machines. We have Time Reflexes programmed in our brain chips. Are these Earthians are also programmed?
Me : Yeah, these earth suckers are programmed by  a "Social Programming" called "Hypocrisy". Anyway, do you have twitter, orkut, facebook, blogger accounts?

Katrina : No, but we have similar social sites like Cheater, Deceiver, Show-offer, Addicter and Imager . How about your social sites?
Me : We have Time-waster, Manipulator, Procrastinator and Distractor  etc...... I am impressed by your DNA structure. May i have your mobile no please, if you have any?

Katrina : Yeah sure. We call them as "Radiators" and my radiator code(number) is  "Radiator is for you and you are not for radiator". My DNA is made of Plastic.
Me : Ok.... Wow...Fancy number(code) !..... I will give a mister call from my "Tumorer " ..... I guess 'AirSpeak'  offers free roaming across Universes....... Whats your religion?

Katrina: I follow "Covalent-Bondism" religion. Recently we had a war as someone from "Ionic-Bondism" painted the structure of Water molecule without orbits. What is your religion?
Me : Am a follower of "i-me-myselfism" and my caste is "Egoism".  How many genders  do your universe have?

Katrina : 4 genders and we have 10 senses. How about yours?
Me : We have 9 genders but we order customised babies from "Kidzza Hut"(Buy one get one) rather than creating them. We dont have senses. We have dual Perceptions and...............
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Before we could say Bye to each other, 4 guys rushed into the coffee shop,  caught us with big nets and thrown us into a white white van labelled as "Hospital for Mentally Challenged, Hyderabad"

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24 comments:

Rachana Shakyawar said...

@ Mahesh

O my Dog!
I say this again and again…
“I love when philosophy is well merged with Science!
That conduction theory is already into my fab. List and now this one tooo”

The conversation was sweet like Bellam;
……………………..Aromatic like Lavangalu;
And ………….pure creativity like Kumkuma puvvu!

Hope m not wrong in spellings…

Anyway…U got along way to reach…yeah..after this post..U sure dont belong to this planet…!


And yes You made my job easy in certain way…!

That’s why I always tend to say…
You definitely..
Keep the Spark Alive..


Jai Hoo!

Mahesh Kalaal said...

Bellam, kunkuma puvvu, lavangalu...... My eardrums are in elation when they heard these telugu words in my blog....
How come you get such pleasant and soothing thoughts ..... The care you take to write the comments mesmerises me..... I have to learn this attribute from you....
Do you know Telugu buddy?

Now i am thinking about 'Pasupu kommulu, 'Maamidi aakula thoranaalu' 'banthipoolu' and 'Panchamrutham'.......

I madly love the sensuous, elegant and gracious Telugu..... i just love itt..... planning to blog in telugu soon.

"Maa teluguthalliki mallepoodanda.."

Thanksssssssss a Mountain for this special response and the heavy words you wrote about me.... and am glad that urs is the first comment....Thanks again for this pleasant surprise of telugu....

Tene laaga theeyaga undi nee comment :)( ur comment is as sweet as honey)

Siddhesh 'Ravan' Kabe said...

ha ha...the post was marvelous...amazing infact

but mine is more lengthy than you...:P :P :P


http://sidoscope.co.in

evanescentthoughts said...

Hahahha.. it dint feel lengthy at all because it was funny and interesting :) Loved the last line though :P Asylum part.. good one!!!
Also read my take on this one.

Leo said...

splendid dude!! :D you captured humour scifi and philos together..! :)

a real gem this.. esp. the ending part! :D did the coffee shop people complain? or had you escaped from the hospital in the first place?! ;)

is that coming in a second part?! :) a second part may work out well for this! :D

- The Virgin Author! said...

Philosophy and science merged together and placed well. Well written! :) All the best for BATOM!

PS: http://bit.ly/aliensandme

debosmita said...

I was wondering where your post is leading.. but I read along since you have promised that I won't be disappointed.. and you kept your promise so well :-)

You always offer something different and this time you have done it again.

Cheers and all the best for BATOM

Madhulika said...

Congtrats On writing such a wonderful work !!! it's amazing...Wish u gud luck for the contest n also for future posts..

Madhulika

Raksha Raman said...

Ooooooooo! Mahesh, that was the reaction after reading the post! I must say that you have a unique style of writing and an imagination that is even more unique! My stomach did a somersault when I read the Kidzaa hut thingy! Man! What an imagination! Never once did I feel it was long cause it was full of stuff that ensured the reader would not get bored! Nice stuff Mahesh!

geeta said...

Sorry for being late,have been busy since yesterday ...this is just to let you know that will come back soon to read your complete post...The start depicts one of the very different flavour of your writings.


will be back after some time..

Mural! said...

Nice question about the soul in time travel, haven't thought about that.......hmmmmm....

on another note, an outrageously crazy yet funny conversation! Great piece!

Makk said...

I guess...this topci has opened all possible direction(4/9/10....or more???) for clan "Blog A Tonic"

:), Nice post.

Nethra said...

Oh my dog! It was a nice story. I came all the way from my future to my past that is apparently my present at the moment, to read this story. :P
All the best for Blog-a-ton. :)

The Fool said...

Have been seeing takes on this topic in almost genres of writing. Was wondering how come no one had used Absurdism. And Lo! Behold! Here it is. Best of luck for the BATOM.

Yemiledu said...

It took me some time to realize what I was reading..It was extremely hilarious.
But..I guess it is the Hospital for the mentally ill???

Megha said...

That was so funny and creative...I was enjoying and then the sudden end which I suppose couldnt have been any better...
I like it :)

santosh said...

The only thing I can say after reading this post in simple words is

HA HA HA...!!!!

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Siddhesh...
thanks for the pat :)

@ evanescenthoughts ..
am glad that u liked it. thanks :)

@ am quite impressed wid your response as it revealed my intentions of second part...am glad that u noticed the tail. thanks :),,,,and ur guess is partially true.

@ Virgin author...
thanks for the appreciation...

@ Debosmitha...
thats a great compliment from the title suggester .... thanks buddy

@ Madhulika...
Thanks for the encouragement and the pat. :)

@ Raksha Raman ...
Thanks a bunch for showering all the honey coated response and the pat :). Am humbled. The heartful response made me fratified :)

@ Geeta,..
take ur time buddy....am waiting though :)

@ Murali...
thanks for the appreciation and the response :)

@ Makk...
Oh, thats a remarkable remark ... thanks :)

@ Nethra...
Thanks for the words :) Oh my D

@ The Fool ...
Yeah, thats a special remark from you...thanks for the visit and the pat :)

@ Yemiledu....
thanks for the time buddy...
yeah its hospital for mentally ill :)

@ Megha ...
Am glad that u have enjoyed reading...thanks for the response :)

@ Santhosh...
Hahahahahhahahahahahahahah :) .kadaaa :)

geeta said...

The fun filled philosophy...
The physics- chemistry terminology forming the strongest bond(I don't remember which one is the strongest--Ionic or covalent)with the fantabulous unexpected end in the hospital...

O my Dog such creativity....
keep moving...

Karthik said...

The story is very well crafted and a great imagination. A totally different take.

dilontherocks said...

Blog in telugu...Sounds interesting..You already have a follower then .;)

Intereseting and pretty imaginative story....Liked it..funny..funny

Good luck with Katrina LOL

aativas said...

Hmm.. interesting take on the topic!

Shilpa Garg said...

Aha! The Note in the beginning was apt and correct... Lengthy but it didn't disappoint at all!
Very interesting and a entertaining post on Time Travel!
Cheers and all the best for BAT-8! :)

Chetan said...

i enjoyed reading it,
the funny element made it more interesting