Being born on 18th of February, my Sun Sign is Aquarius according to Western school of astrology and Aries (Moon Sign), as per the Indian system. The Western astrologers believe that mankind is gradually heading towards the ultimate golden era, called the Aquarian Age--the highest stage of our evolution possible. Equally, this particular stage is described by the Indian astrologers as the Satya Yug or the Age of Truth. As an Aquarian therefore, I feel great in learning that I somehow hazily resemble to the future citizens of the mystical and mythical Aquarian Age or Satya Yug; in today’s time. The Aquarians are considered as the water-bearer of the earth, humane, benevolent, genius and friends to everyone they meet or even have not met, as yet. They could be topsy-turvy or weird; being original in their thoughts and by remaining far, far ahead of their contemporary peers, say the astrologers.
As a person, I love freedom of the individuals (with societal and logical restrictions), to experiment with life and its opportunities (without much or unnecessary risks to self and others), espouse the ideal of ‘live and let live’, creative pursuits, people and their culture, the bounties of nature, non-violence, truth, material comforts and security; but not in excess, though.
Additionally, I like to eat the Indian traditional vegetarian food and appreciate much, the rich socio-cultural-religious traditions (present and past) of people, everywhere.
I love to watch the Tom and Jerry show (created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera) and read /view The Adventures of Tintin (created by Herge), as and when I find time to do so and want to relax or escape, instantly.
Some of my favorite books are The Prophet (Kahlil Gibran), Nausea (Jean-Paul Sartre), Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll), Animal Farm (George Orwell), The Logic of Scientific Discovery, The Open Society and Its Enemies, The Poverty of Historicism, Conjectures and Refutations, etc. (Karl Popper), The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing (Rumi) and Shrimat Bhagavad Gita (Narrated by Saint Vedyas), the ancient sacred and eternal scripture of Hinduism.
Science, technology, inventions, music, photography, art and travel; interest me much.
I often look at the nature and its splendors, with much awe and appreciation for its prowess, beauty, aesthetic, and perfection. It instantly makes me humble, for reasons unknown to me (or rather, I prefer it best to not find it out, as the best option).
For earning a buck, I taught and teach graduate and post-graduate students and love to be in their company, as a friend and guide ‘for the time being’.
I do not like lies and meanness in people. Knowing fully well that the pains and sufferings are inevitable (but not permanent), I try to imagine an ideal world/situation, bereft of it.
I always like to work hard with sincerity. Still, I find enough free times to just lazy around for hours and days, for a change and fun.
I fancy and envy the ordinary and common-man or the faceless person in the crowd. I try and try forever; to be like them; someday, somehow! Naturally, I take Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi) as my hero; therefore.
A socio-spiritual journey to reach my destinations is what I search for, and strive to achieve peace and happiness (within me and with others); as the finality of the purpose of life and living; along with material prosperity and good health. I too recognize the creations of God and His-Her presence in both the animate and inanimate things, believing that God can also be reached directly without mediations or rituals; though I do not discount their importance to any extent. (Probably you believe in it or probably you do not believe in it. In either scenario, I respect your belief. What I said is just my personal opinion/belief and is certainly not meant for anyone, other than myself).
I revere and follow the paths shown by the Great Saint Siridi Saibaba.
I do believe in Karma and of course, in myself.