Cerebral Chatter

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Lights! Camera!! Action!!! ‘Welcome to ‘Cerebral Chatter’ I am Druv, and our guest tonight is…………


Darn!!!! This fame is driving me insane. Here I am, haunted by my job (especially my last interview)! Alright, I made it big. Alright, I am considered one of the best in my craft. Agreed, my chat show has garnered extreme interest and flak.


Yes, ‘Cerebral Chatter’ is a T.R.P booster for the channel, an ego enhancer for me.


It isn’t always easy to interview people. You research, you judge the interviewee even before you meet them. Then you bombard them with questions, appear commanding, authoritative and correct. The interviewee succumbs to the pressure, reveals the damaging truth or gives indecisive answers. Some, on the other hand, accept your challenge sportingly. They charge the dialogue with their steadfast beliefs and honest work.


All this was an adrenaline rush! I loved the glory and the grime, at one time. Not now. I can’t sleep. I live in this vacuum of shame and guilt. Is it over? Am I done?


Whenever stressed, I write to him. What numerous psychologists and therapists could not do for me when I was lost, this email writer did.


My parents wasted hours and funds. I remained wild, high on substances until I found this email friend who charged Rs 500 (with student concession), a month by bank transfer. Now I pay him Rs 10,000 a month. I have continued the subscription because I cannot do without his guidance.


I pay my therapist by bank transfer, never meet him.


I write to him, sometimes we audio-Skype. Yet I can boast that he cured me of my cocaine addiction, supported me through my numerous breakups and helped me come up with the concept and title for the show- ‘Cerebral Chatter’.

(I emailed him..)

Mr. Therapist=On-line One-Liner.
I am sorry. I didn’t know.


The subscription guarantees communication. If required it allows unlimited chat within 3 hours of sharing a problem. Like always, he replied.


Dear Dhruv,

You have nothing to apologize for. You were doing your job, just like I have been doing mine. Your thoughts are correct. People like me have no reason to live. I did not deserve the mercy of the Indian Penal Code. Recognizing some hope in my appeal, the President of India absolved my death sentence into life imprisonment. Luckily I served 10 years instead of 14. At 32 years of age, I re-entered the society. I was still the boy who had killed his parents, his sister and his niece. I was still the boy who had sold off the jewelry, ransacked the house for some pieces of cocaine.

I did not want another 'me' in this world. To redeem myself, I rehabilitated and educated myself, through books and self-belief. The jailer helped me complete my higher education in psychology. In the outside world, no one wanted to hire me. The prison stint was all they saw, not my capability. I I hired my own self. I used technology to reach people like me, possibly change their lives. And now a self-help book. Yes, it’s earning the right amount of interest after our interview. Your show has hyped the attention. Feel pleased. You are going to help me sell more books than you can imagine.

Life gave me a chance, Dhruv. I took it. Now because I will be more famous than you are; how about I give you a concession? For the monthly counseling subscription, how does Rs.9500 a month sound  😉

Take care,

On-line One-Liner.


Lights! Camera!! Action!!! ‘Welcome to ‘Cerebral Chatter’ I am Druv, and our guest tonight is President Of India, Mr.Narendra Modi…….


Yes, I am back to work!


He made me stop judging myself and others. My online counselor has given a new meaning to my life, a new admiration for the society and a unique affection for myself. Today, after about 12 years, I really looked at myself in the mirror. What I saw there made me proud. I saw a kind, successful, happy man. Oh! Did I forget to mention, drop dead handsome?


Yes, that’s me.


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Sneeze Blog Post Author: Kleio B'wti ©www.wakenshine.com

That sneeze shattered the room with its powerhouse sound! The violence with which it dissonated the eardrums was criminal! A wave of sound traveled faster than light to overpower the audience into surrender. All in that sneeze- that one powerful fireball of all sounds!


The drum rolls in the newspapers, on television, social media are opinions opposing one another. Everybody wants to have a say. Everyone wants to be heard. A universal desire to sneeze out opinion is overwhelming. Strangely, the germs, sometimes saliva that a sneeze carries are often ignored in the matter of public opinion. Yet again, every viewpoint infects people's minds enough to think and sometimes becomes an anomaly that leads to stringent actions. Some such reactions act as antivirus that finds ways to cure society of its illnesses while at other times they are harmful enough to infiltrate an infected society into a social famine.


No talk is ever loose, no story a false tale. It makes sense to some listener or the other. At least it does make sense to the speaker! Nevertheless, in actuality, the sharing of viewpoints is solely a continuous un-rhythmic bout of sneezes!Was Cinderella actually dwelling unhappily in cinders near the kitchen oven, or had she burnt her house down into cinders?


One of the most loved tales around the world has various versions from folklore to a futuristic tale! We all go with the happy endings.  We are however, unaware if they actually happened, and when they did, if the happiness was longterm? Sounds more like sugar coated reality! Cinderella's household fairy tale chronicles various interpretations, since at least 510 AD. It was first documented by the Chinese around 860 AD by the name of 'Ye Xian'. Definitely, it's Literature's way of telling the world,


"Hey! Open your eyes and ears, keep them open forever! Never let your opinions shut the voice of reason, the heart of exploring the unknown."


Coughing out viewpoints and sneezing through opinions may seem like a harmless pastime. Unfortunately, they play a major role in defining the lives we live. An opinion formation leads to perception making that leads to creating judgments- to be judgemental. It's always better to check, recheck and double check; to hear as many versions of the same story before coming to a conclusion.


Let words, thoughts, beliefs and convictions not remain mere sneezes that shake the stage of their foundation. May it not be a bullet that murders reason. Let it not be the foot that squishes the sapling of advancement. Change the way how the world sees a sneeze. Allow words not to be solely public embarrassment. Let the utterance be a harbinger that communicates a new direction of ideas and thoughts for greater good.


Let sneeze be musical and life a dance of progressive thoughts.

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