Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Planet of Apes



Independence: When a nation goes down, or a society perishes, one condition may always be found; they forgot where they came from. They lost sight of what had brought them along.
-Carl Sandburg

Once upon a time, when humans were still monkeys, there already existed a much powerful and highly evolved form of primates on The Jupiter. As the restless and sprinting time passed by, the humans evolved into what they are and the Apes on The Jupiter became more advanced and their technology and machinery more sophisticated. They pitied humans, and to a certain extent were a bit shameful, as their brothers were not able to cope with tremors, global warming, waves, volcanoes, wars, viruses, etc. They wondered whether there were any other forces involved in their evolution as self-limiting, self-destroying and selfish beings. Yet they wondered why they were called “The Social Homo Sapiens Sapiens”. After a series of unfortunate events, the Apes were desperately waiting for a good change to occur for their cousins. Finally, when everything seemed to go haywire, they decided to offer Humans a helping hand. But the Humans did nothing unusual by turning the opportunity down.

“We, as mammals, have a come a long way. We have evolved into the most intelligent beings on earth, and probably the Universe as well. Whatever we’ve been through was not able to destroy us, unlike other beings, which either eat their own fellows or are vulnerable to nothing but death, whenever they are in crisis. And thus, could no longer hope to establish as concrete a civilisation, as ours. Although we’ve seen times which let us down, we had that will, which helped us to rise above all situations. From conquering all creatures of the planet, to finding sound answers for potentially dangerous diseases, we have proved that no other life force can be as superior, as paramount, as omnipotent and as impeccable as The Human beings themselves. Our tame animals, lame creatures, from the smallest to the largest, silently and helplessly sacrifice themselves for the betterment of Humans and the Humanity.

Years after years, we’ve been successful in maximising the comforts in life, making this globe smaller and time is not too far, when we will conquer life itself. Knowledge so immense, so in-depth, so vast, from the smallest division of the matter to the largest solar bodies, which the Apes can only remotely dream of achieving. What really makes us strongest is the N-Power, which can destroy any…………………………………any extraterrestrial invasion.”

The Apes realising that the task ahead is an impracticable and impervious one to their efforts, only just cared to reply in a pessimistic and sarcastic way-

“Our dear brothers, we really admire your perseverance, dedication and intelligence, which makes you what you are. But what will the Mother Earth think when she is left with no option, except to accept the disastrous human creations on herself. And the already scarce land on her is further divided into pieces. Whom will she shower her blessings on, when her own children betray her in the name of religion? It seems when you get used to your daily chores, a feeling of boredom and depression creeps in. You tend to break away from your domain and act in an utterly undisciplined manner. Surprisingly the female counterparts invade shopping malls and other half of your species invades others’ homes. Some of them even go on to invade other countries.

Never did we experience the soothing air-conditioned rooms, nor the pleasurable and engrossing entertainment equipment, nor the exhilarating speed of fossil fuel operated vehicles, or the unexpected, unforeseen and such varied climatic changes, or the ever accumulating and immortal “plastic” gadgets, the penetrating affection of the almighty Sun, the affectionate warmth of The Mother Earth, just enough to melt the polar ice, the abundantly filled and over flowing seas, the stupefying and mesmerising perfume of industrialisation, the sooty fog on a tender morning, and the steadily flowing dark rivers. Never did we see a sweet, crumbled up little child, embracing The Jupiter, like we see on every other street on The Mother Earth. We never saw lakhs of innocent people losing their lives, because of few men in patriotic attire, but a treasonous and traitorous heart inside. And we definitely did not come across any species characterised by members who eat their own fellows.

We always believed that Humans exhibited ‘Humanity’, a quality that makes one and all feel good. But now we are compelled to accept ‘Humanity’ as a word with two meanings. One, which your present day species exhibit and the other, which exists in many of your holy books. The cranium that you possess is no doubt larger than us, but inside it seems so shallow. And now, we can already see your tailbone growing stronger again.”


11 comments:

Dhawal Chotai said...

Great work!

Dr. Salima Bhatia said...

as usual...a deep insight into our so called independence...good job...

Dr. Suraj A. Dhirwani said...

Dr. Priteesh, exclllent use of the Imaginative freedom that you are definitely blessed.

What starts as an interesting topic to read, transcends into a hard hitting reality, that makes you look deep deep inside & yet reflect outwards.

keep up the good work dude...

Lets pray, that the humans, LEARN something!!!

SHRIDHAR R BODDUL said...

very thought provoking .......deep insight....a very satirical way of explaining the chaos going all around us in this world......wonderfull.....awesome.....appreciate the efforts of priteesh...way to go mann.....keep it up!!

dr shruti said...

hey thr...........great insight.......n a very nice approach to use the freedom v hv.........also a very nice way to awaken ppl n remind them the facts they hv forgotten........nice wrk......directly touches the ppl deep inside their hearts.......

manvita said...

Good imagination... Nice try to awaken the human race...hope we all learn something from your article. I esp. liked the punch line in the end...keep it up!

Rock said...

A deep inside view of our emotions, still make us realise how weak we are, but still we want to conquer the world.
What's the use of winning, when we can't exist without them.

Pooja Menon said...

a very good piece of writing there.. you seem to have a very good hold over english.. all in all, this writing is a perfect blend of good research, good language and an excellent thought!

vamsi said...

very well written..gr8 imagination..I liked d conclusion..it is synonymous to today's world..:)

Nethra said...

I suppose this piece of work needs something more than just appreciation. Its a good work.

Dr. Anvita Bhargava said...

great wrk done by you my frnd :)