Sunday, March 1, 2009

Fight to rise above the Mob

Last week I read an interesting book with an equally interesting title by Mainak Dhar. It’s called “The funda of Mixology”. I am sure the topic will appeal to both kind of people, the one who drink and the one who don’t :). In the book, author has beautifully simulated life with a cocktail drink. He has tried to convey the sweet and concise message about blending various emotions to make life lively n vigorous, in a unique manner. As a drink requires exact proportion of its ingredients to make it perfect, on the same lines, your life demands bits and pieces of every flavour every colour available with you to make it successful. Life has many facets beyond one's career, such as one's passions outside of work, family, one's health etc. You cannot run after one aspect, sidelining the others, and achieve the zenith in your life. Focussing on your target is good but ignoring its repercussions is not wise.

Though the story was quite filmy and impractical but it had the essence to drag your attention. I am very much impressed by one particular poem mentioned in the book. It inspires to create your own identity and fight for it. It goes like this....

A thousand voiceless faces
cast in the same mould,
silently urging you
to do as you're told.

A thousand faceless voices
speaks in the same tone,
urging you to suppress
the song of your own.

Fight to rise above the mob
For when all is told and done,
All you really have to show
Is the little individuality you’ve won

I am not sure whether it will inspire you but it did to me, hence deserves an entry here.

All n all it’s just another book for all......but with a slightly different blend of flavour :)


  1. So after lot of criticism/fight/disussion and every bad thing, finally u wrote somethig that i like to read....Thanksssss
    this is good..this small-2 blogs work as an refresh on the hanged system, or sometime re ignite the spark till we get next stimulus(globally, very high trp rated word so i used it)...:)

    I feel this small-2 thoughts, relations, blogs, books, people, incidence arround you makes a big difference in the life of an individual over a period of time.

    this is really nice way of putting the essence of the book to inspire others..gr8 job...keep going...njoy


  2. Wow that was awesome...
    Sab kuch upar se gaya :P
    All i can say is thanks a lot for appriciating my efforts :)

  3. Dear Abhishek,

    Chanced upon your blog- and thanks a ton for the kind comments and glad that you enjoyed my book!


  4. Sahi hai bhai...nice to see another hidden talent of urs..:)

    Keep up the good work!


  5. Hey thanks a lot Mainak for visting the blog :)
    It was indeed a pleasure to read the book

  6. Hi AB

    Thank you for visiting my blog and the praise.

    Must say i am enjoying your blog... the best part is that it has a lot of flavours like this post.

    I think i am going to read the book cause the poem is nice and then come back to comment.