Saturday, November 19, 2016
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Welcome to the world of extreme magic. If you want to watch a movie that will make you escape from the tormented realities of life, this movie may help you cross the horizon of truth. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is all about the fantastic world that looks believable. No less than a masterpiece, this movie will surely entertain you. Gone are the days of Harry Potter, most of its fans are young adults by now but the legacy continues. Now that the movie shifts its base from the United Kingdom to North America and tells a story about magic that existed 70 years before the advent of Harry Potter days, the movie surely is a well-crafted prequel to the much acclaimed Harry Potter series. You don’t have to be a die-hard Harry Potter fan to enjoy Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them rather this film gives you a second chance to start afresh and I am no exception.
The movie showcases fantastic animals, great visuals and flamboyant acting skills from all the characters, however, the movie slows down a bit after the intermission. Interestingly, the movie flaunts a real soul at the end. J. K Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them ends with a bang. The protagonist Newt Scamander, a magizoologist played by eccentric Eddie Redmayne is the main highlight of the movie. His quest to preserve the fantastic beasts in his suitcase looks utterly implausible. Other characters like Katherine Waterston as Tina, Dan Fogler as Jacob, Alison Sudol as Queenie did an incredible job too. I really enjoyed Jacob’s role as ‘no-maj’ in the movie. I could easily relate to his character as I feel like a newcomer to the world created by J.K Rowling. I made it a point to watch this movie just to start afresh as I missed all the Harry Potter movies during my childhood days. Being a Lord of the Rings fan, I never had a craze for Harry Potter movies but this movie gives me second chance to explore the world of wizardry again.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is directed by David Yates and I think he was extremely accurate in creating a world that looked so real. You are destined to feel the magic outside the theatre. This movie is all about the power of imagination and who else better than J.K Rowling knows it. The movie is flooded with non-human characters still you won’t feel suffocated with the overdose of computer generated creatures. It would be a crime if I don't praise niffler, a black, fluffy long-snouted creature that loves anything that glitters. The other creatures in the movie include Thunderbirds, Bowtruckles, House-elves, Hippogriffs, Goblins, Merpeople, Demiguise, Occamys, Basilisks, Phoenixes, Mountain Trolls and Swooping Evil. The character profile of all these creatures can be accessed at Pottermore. The movie has no major villain as such but the sequels of the movie promise to have a larger than life antagonist in the form of Gellert Grindelwald. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is not a children’s movie hence all the Harry Potter fans can easily relate and enjoy the dark world of magic with equal ease.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is one of the finest films that not only entertains you but also creates a new universe for people who would love to take refuge in the whimsical world of magic. If you want to be a part of this universe, you should definitely watch this movie. This film sets a new standard for all the fantasy fiction fans, writers and filmmakers.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
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Living in the moment is an art. Most people destroy their youth by worrying about the future. There's no use of saving for your future, there's no use of whining about your past, the only moment of truth is now. You live in the moment. Anything can happen tomorrow hence love, share and drink now.
Perfection is the greatest disease that mankind is trying to achieve in the quest of upgrading their lifestyle. In the short journey of life, most people waste most of their precious moments for decorating their tomorrows. There’s no use of living a life under constant pressure to build a beautiful future because you don’t have control over circumstances. Everything is unpredictable. If things are going right in your life preserve it. Don’t try to spoil it by thinking about the forthcoming upheavals. Life will move on anyways. There’s no time machine in real life hence you can’t visit your future to plan your present. The only thing which is real is now, right now. You are reading this and this is the only truth.
The idea of saving money or flaunting a big bank balance is immaterial if you can’t enjoy the moment. You spend your whole life doing your regular work, saving money for your kids and one fine day the world changes and all the things that are of value become defunct. You are no soothsayer who can predict the future. You will meet too many people who will tell you save money for your future, you will meet many people who will tell you plan but don’t you think you lose the whole meaning of your existence during the entire process of planning and plotting? Don’t you think you just become a robot who works for the living and creating wealth?
Today you are free, tomorrow you are caged. Today you have wings left to decipher the beautiful horizon, tomorrow you are just dead. Your disappearance will make no difference, the world will move without you. Everyone will move on. If you are a thorough perfectionist, you should stop reading this now as I think, the quest for perfection is a disease. There’s nothing like perfect in this world. Everything is an illusion.
I know many people who spend their whole life working for their kids and building a home but the kids do not help them or anyone live in their homes. I know people who save a lot and live a life of a beggar, I know many people who think I am too irrational but the fact is I live in the moment. What’s the use of thinking about your future when you have not seen it? What’s the use of taking the unnecessary stress of heartbreak when you can get many? What’s the use of thinking about the things you lost? You shouldn’t be worried about anything because time is the greatest healer. People take pressure to get promoted but what will you do with the man-made designations.
Living in the moment is the best thing you can do right now because the world is on the verge of great transition. We can see major changes in leadership and decision making happening. Unlike yesteryears, the materialism and the consumerism will tempt you to indulge and flaunt and if you have the capability now flaunt it but never take pressure. You should not compare your beauty with others because beauty is an enigma and everyone is born with uniqueness.
Some people spend their whole life trying to prove that they are sincere. They reach office at the right time, they perform, they return home tired and sleep. At the end of the month, they get their salary, they pay their bills, invest in their kid's education, don’t have much sex and dies. They never enjoy life rather they are just born to earn and die. They sometimes take their family for vacation and that’s more like a formal thing for them. It’s time to break free and live in the moment. I know you have lots of stress – family, work and others but you can’t change it by worrying. You execute now or tomorrow but don’t think about the future. You should live in the moment.
I know you are unhappy because you are thinking about tomorrow. I know you are sad about your recent breakup. I know you have lots of money but no time. I know you want to earn money to buy your dream car but just think once, are you really living the precious time you are bestowed upon? Are you smiling a lot? Are you doing things that you love most? If not, just get up and start enjoying the moment. I am sure you will feel better after doing this. Eventually dying with your memories is far better than dying with your dreams.
Monday, November 07, 2016
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Workaholic, urban Indian women are fast and extremely to the point. Their preferences are very clear and you have no chance if you can’t match up to their expectation and class but there are ways to attract them. Most urban women are busy with their work hence they get very less time to meet people. The only place where they meet people from opposite gender is at work but everyone is not lucky enough to have like-minded individuals at the workplace. The mingling only happens in pubs, social gatherings, Whatsapp and Facebook. The fast city life is creating a new breed of population. Most of the urban Indian women are lonely because they are so engrossed with their career and responsibilities that they can hardly give any time to harness a great relationship.
Time plays a great role in building a relationship but the fast paced world allows no extra time for a working woman to spend quality time with a man who she considers attractive. Maintaining a work-life balance often becomes a big deal for them. The constant pressure of moving up the ladder, flaunting fast cars, exhibiting the best dress etc. keeps them so engrossed that they hardly get time to notice someone who is constantly craving for her attention. In order to break their cocoon and attract them, you have to know their interests, their true passion for things.
In order to attract a very busy woman, you have to make yourself available for her. Workaholic women don’t have time to chat with you and exchange stickers on Facebook or Whatsapp. They are only interested in results. If you can’t add any value to her existence then you are of no use hence you have to make a point that you have contributed a bit of solace to her lonely and busy life. The world is full of people who make promises in their first dates but a workaholic woman always prefers to date a man who value his words. If you make fake promises, you are destined to be doomed.
Workaholic urban Indian women are the loneliest people on this earth hence we have to make them feel good in order to attract them. Every woman has a dream just like a successful man; they not only think about their career and goals but also think a lot about raising a healthy family. Women are more responsible than men hence it would be rude if we don’t respect their madness.
In order to attract a woman who works hard for a living, you have to approach her with positivity. Trying too hard for attracting a woman is just not the best option however if you are attracted to someone, you shouldn’t be late in expressing your feeling. Women always wait for the man to approach them hence you have to break the barrier of ego and tell your girl about the feelings first. Remember, time is money and a workaholic woman always understands and respect time.
You may envy man in your circle who can easily attract any woman with their good looks and behavior. Most men wonder how these men bond so well with girls, the answer is simple. These men know the art of attraction which is universal and works well with any woman. You have to show your inclination towards them to attract them. They are no mind readers; you have to express your likings without hurting their feelings. That sounds little difficult but all women love to be pampered. The art of attraction is something that everyone should practice in order to achieve inspiration. Women are the greatest stimulation and the driving force for any men to live a healthy and fine life. A man is incomplete without them. Imagine a world without females, sounds more dangerous than a zombie apocalypse.
As someone rightly said that beauty is an enigma, and you can never judge beauty hence every woman is unique and you can’t judge by their outer appearance. Making the first move is what workaholic women crave hence doing things that they never expected from you makes them fall for you. Surprise them, love them, tell them beautiful tales, take them to meditation classes, buy them books, take them to restaurants or just spend time with them. You are destined to succeed in the game of attraction if you give requisite importance to the woman of your dreams. It can be anyone.
In the world of hate, smog, and hypocrisy, you need to dedicate your time to liberate yourself with things you crave for in your daily dreams.
Friday, November 04, 2016
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Imagine a world where you are daily competing with robots, and they are much more advanced and efficient than you. Imagine a world, full of ruthless deadline seekers. Imagine a world when you have to re-invent yourself daily to survive. The invasion of technology looks tricky. Amid peer pressure and continuous push for progression, human beings will soon become working instruments. There's no end to this because we have to embrace the coming modernization to survive and stand. We can't run away from the shadows which are created out of our existence. In the quest for advancement, human beings will be pushed into a world of beautiful illusions. There will be no reality, there will be only shadows chasing you day and night. There will be fear created to tame you at every phase of your life. You will be extracted till the last drop of blood. Consumerism is increasing and you can't ignore its onslaught hence you have to run hard. The modern society will reduce into a performing jungle.
The skyscrapers will always make you feel small. You will be reduced to the size of an ant but the growth of those structures won't stop. The future world may look much more advanced but there will be less soul. The connection between people will only happen virtually. Your busy lives will never let you do things that you love because you can't afford to, you don't have the luxury to - not work. The great society where we are living now has best of both the worlds. We have a half-baked technology and we have a half-baked existence. When we join them, it becomes a perfect world but things will change in future. We won't have a half-baked existence too. We will have no friends; we will be loners in our own homes. We have to find a silver lining and take the legacy of our past to the future without compromising on the happiness factor. The urban world is competitive hence you are always stressed out. You have no time to talk over the phone. You are reduced to a typing machine where you can exchange words day and night but could not exchange hugs in actuality.
The curse of modern times looms over everyone. The increasing population of introverts, workaholics and daydreamers testify the very fact that we are slowly moving into that much-feared zone. How can you get rid of uselessness? There will be no answer if you don't think now. Just like a health club, a hub for loners, workaholics and daydreamers should be created so that these people also get a chance to live life to their fullest. Due to work pressure and other commitments, people generally become socially detached and they can't make a valid interaction. They are often termed as insane but in reality, these people suffer from extreme loneliness. The scream room concept is for them.
Lately, an Egyptian book shop introduces this concept where visitors can de-stress by screaming. They are allowed to scream for 10 minutes in a dark room. They have also placed a drum kit for venting frustration and it's free of charge. This idea will surely be appropriate for the future generation. Not only a scream room but there will be a complete place dedicated to lone wolves and socially challenged people. While most normal people have no fears of facing public, the loners are extremely scared of making a conversation. They always mess up a whole situation by saying something inappropriate hence they need a place of their own where they can do anything without facing any type of judgments from others. From screaming to mad dancing, from head banging rooms to monologue rooms, there should be space for every activity however the center should not be treated like a mental asylum. It should get all the respect. The world is going insane in some form or another hence we need a space where we can confront the insanity bestowed upon us by the so-called modern society.
Also Published Here | The Assam Tribune | 18 November 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016 Pallav Gogoi 1 comment
Maya was a place where people experienced many hardships in the past. From earthquakes to floods, this place rose against all odds hence the people of this place are born modest. There was a time when Italy’s grandfather used to rule the town, he was the most well-read person in the whole settlement. Italy was his favorite. His grandfather wanted Italy to learn medicine so that he could heal the people of Maya from contagious diseases.
The initial years of Italy were fun. It’s mostly farming, playing and eating out with friends. He was the most pampered child but he never demanded anything from his parents. He always followed his elders and loved the younger ones. Italy grew up in the town, studied in the neighborhood school and topped every exam. Mathematics was his much-loved subject. After few years he touched 18 and he has to move to a different town called Harod for his higher studies. This was the first time he first moved out of his cocoon. He shifted to a hostel where he was cooking his own meals and studying simultaneously. His hostel was located near the institution. Time passed and Italy graduated from the best college but he couldn’t forget that night from his Harod days in the hostel when he and the others saw something that stayed with them forever in the form of a story.
2016: Location: Somewhere away from Maya
It was a rainy night on a cold and windy evening, everyone in the family gathered together to have an extensive meal. Everyone knew that Italy has a story in his mind but he was unable to tell anyone because he always thought that the modern cohort would never believe this. After lots of persuasions, Italy finally started his tale about that night in the hostel in the town of Harod.
“Everyone was happy that day in the hostel. We won the football match against our rivals so we decided to arrange a feast.” - Italy said with excitement and the joy reflected prominently in his face.
“Those days were fun days; we were young and ready to explore anything. That night we wanted to celebrate our victory against the strongest team. Everything was ready and we started cooking. It was around 10:30 pm, when we hear a very loud sound; it was just like the sound of a blast. We were paranoid and moved inside the hostel for shelter. Everybody rushed to take a safe refuge. Suddenly, we saw fireballs coming from the sky with great speed, falling all over the place. It was a serial attack when hundreds of fireballs fell upon our hostel. For a moment we thought, this is going to be our last day.” Italy said with a smirk on his face.
“But nothing happened although there were fireballs all around. After few hours, there were no fire, no ashes, nothing actually got destroyed. Everything was in the perfect order as if nothing really happened. Only a tree was scalded and was lying dead. We were astonished to see such a wonder happening. As there were no media those days, we couldn’t spread the news. We couldn’t sleep the whole night and were thinking about those mysterious fireballs. With the first ray of light, we decided to tell this story to no one for preserving the sanctity and secrecy of the event. Only few us witnessed this mysterious event and we made a deal not to tell this story to anyone. But as time passed, we started experiencing things much more magical than that event.” – Italy checks his mobile, smiles and ends his story after a brief pause.
Italy’s story deeply fascinates me. I wonder what if those fireballs really existed and they only fell on places and people that deserved them. Why the fireballs actually made that loud noise before arriving? Are those real fireballs or some hallucinating vision of Italy and his friends? Remember they were completely ecstatic after that victory and were planning for a feast. What if the fireballs were some kind of signals to establish a connection with the humans? What if the story that Italy narrated was completely fake as there were no written records, what if he created a fictional tale to entertain us that night? What if that’s a form of a natural disaster, which is very rare in modern times? There are many unanswered questions, many undeciphered codes, many unknown dimensions for mankind but stories like these will always intrigue us.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Pallav Gogoi 2 comments
|Steven Wilson performing at BACARDI_ NH7 Weekender, Shillong 2016. Pic Credits - Madhurjya Saikia|
The North-Easterners are crazy about three things – That’s Football, Food, and Music. When it comes to these three things, there’s just no alternative. The North-Easterners are not only passionate about these things but they know how to flaunt their passion with panache. If music is a religion, India’s North-East surely is the Mecca. You won’t find a house without a musical instrument in this part of India. From old to young, music is the lifeblood of the region.
The BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender, which came as a blessing last year to this region gets a record 40,000 visitors in this year’s edition. The venue - RBDSA in Bhoirymbong, Shillong was just ideal for this bohemian rock carnival. From rigorous head banging to free-spirited camping, from spots for perfect selfies to gorgeous alleys for biking, BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender 2016, Shillong just had everything in place to amuse everyone.
|Crowd enjoying Steven Wilson's performance at BACARDI_ NH7 Weekender, Shillong 2016. Pic Credits - Madhurjya Saikia|
Some of the major names in this phenomenal music festival includes global rock music proponent Steven Wilson, guitarist and composer Dhruv Ghanekar’s experimental folk project Dhruv Voyage, London-based indie crew Wild Palms, India’s biggest bass creator Nucleya, homegrown blues stalwarts Soulmate who presented a special show on the History of the Blues, Bangla rock superstars Fossils, heavy metal heavyweights Undying Inc. and Manipuri folk-rock band Imphal Talkies. Undoubtedly, Farhan Live steal the show with thousands of fans singing along to his famous tunes on day one.
|Nucleya performing at BACARDI_ NH7 Weekender, Shillong 2016. Pic Credits - Madhurjya Saikia|
The Shillong leg of the festival featured five stages – BACARDÍ Arena, BACARDÍ House Party, The Dewarists, Breezer Vivid Village and Insider.in Other Stage.
|Imphal Talkies performing at BACARDI_ NH7 Weekender, Shillong 2016. Pic Credits - Madhurjya Saikia|
|Soulmate performing at BACARDI_ NH7 Weekender, Shillong 2016. Pic Credits - Madhurjya Saikia|
|Steven Wilson performing at BACARDI_ NH7 Weekender, Shillong 2016... Pic Credits - Madhurjya Saikia|
After enthralling Shillong, BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender will now travel to Hyderabad on November 5-6 and Pune on December 2-4.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
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The sun goes down, the evening brightens up the dusky sky, the lights become visible everywhere. The apartments shine, Joey enters his society. As usual, it was a rough day for him as he is endlessly struggling to find the perfect plot for his book. The constant thought of rejection always makes him tired, he is exhausted of writing tales that nobody cared about, he is tired of stories that gave him no goosebumps, he is tired of everything. He is bored of his unpublished tag; he sees no hope in his writing career. Everything around him looked so hackneyed that he couldn’t find any inspiration.
Joey presses the lift button but the disgusting elevator never came down. Maybe someone is standing between the lift doors above so he tried the other lift that had no fan. The other elevator is always empty as nobody used it because of some technical glitches.
Joey presses 18, and the lift moves up. He starts gazing at his phone looking for an acceptance email for his latest short story submission. He kept refreshing the inbox, but nothing came. He kept waiting and staring at his phone. For a moment he forgot about everything but suddenly he realized, the lift is still moving up without stopping at the destination. Joey surprisingly sees floor number 66 flashing in the position indicator, he presses the alarm button but the elevator kept moving up. 66, 80, 100, 200, 400, 1000 the numbers in the indicator kept increasing. Joey couldn’t believe that he is travelling to some other space.
Am I hallucinating, am I dreaming? – Joey becomes so paranoid that he becomes numb. Will this elevator ever stop? Joey thinks while staring at his phone but couldn’t make any call. Finally, it stops, the door opens and Joey sees something that completely changes his life. As he steps outside the elevator, he was surrounded by reporters. He saw a red carpet and fans shouting at the top of their voice. He couldn’t believe that he is a published author and his book just received a Hugo. The ambiance around him changes and he involuntarily starts moving backwards. He enters the lift again, it starts descending, 100, 567, 88, 76, 20, 18 and the door opens.
“It could be a great story about time travel” – Joey appreciates the tale narrated by the old lift man and mutely steps outside with hell lot of inspiration.
Friday, October 21, 2016
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Joey, a writer in his 30s was going through a major creative crisis after he shifted to his new apartment. He never had an experience of staying in a skyscraper, his room had a balcony but he couldn’t see anything but few walls and a faint corridor. He couldn’t look down as he was extremely fearful of heights. He constantly cribs for some sunshine and fresh air but the space around the city is already so polluted that he hardly felt like going outside. Whenever he goes to work, he wears a mask; he takes his cab directly from his apartment which drops him in front of his office. The city is run by few mercenaries; the government has already fallen after the uprising. The metropolis where he dwells is now under constant security radar.
Away from the current milieu, Joey dreams about living in a place that had everything. From water to food, from greenery to friends, the constant progress of human life has made the planet so lifeless that Joey always felt suffocated. The society where he stays had few oxygen cylinders left, while water became so expensive that he couldn’t afford. Joey avoided those self-driving cars to commute as they became very cruel. The androids handling the cars were mostly arrogant by-products of the city’s topmost management. Those cabs always cancel his request as Joey is for all time few minutes late hence he preferred those old country cars driven by humans which became a rarity after the civil disobedience. Most of them are either killed or deported to some other place to work for the androids. Joey is the only human left in the advertising agency where he works. Most of the employees are either androids or holograms of dead copywriters. Joey never showed his disapproval to the machines while writing the advertisement for products which are used for the new breed of humanoids created by them. Actually, he can’t because he is a minority in the place.
The humanoids are superior beings, they have powers hence they are the target audience for most of the companies. Androids are utterly cold-blooded machines; they have algorithms for designing billboards, and the TV commercials. Humans are staying in few degraded societies. The city where Joey stays is touted to be the most advanced place. Few humans were left to work in the city because they had the power to feel the emotions, unlike the androids. The humans in the city were some kind of lab experiments for the mercenaries to understand the emotion mechanism. Joey and other humans were interrogated and tested regularly. They were just scientific projects for the androids.
Most of the developed countries are already taken over by the machines. The onslaught of these superficial beings kept increasing as they started manufacturing huge army for conquering the mountain people, the tribes that never allowed the machines in their territory. Those places were marked extremely dangerous for the androids because they have snake poisons that could destroy the machines within a second. The mountain people are living in peace however they are warned for not embracing new technologies. Joey always wanted to be a part of them but he wasn’t allowed to cross the territory. Life for Joey is just about survival, to teach emotions to the androids although he knows he will be destroyed after they learn the skill from him.
It was 10 am in the morning and Joey was ready to go this workplace so he called his driver who is also human.
“Hello Sam, will you be able to take me to the municipality office after my work?” - Joey asks him restlessly.
“Yes Sir, why not? I will be there in front of the office at 4 PM” - Sam says.
At 4 PM Sam picks up Joey from his office and starts his trip to the municipality office.
“Are you having some important work sir?” - Sam asks Joey as he hardly goes to any place after office hours.
“Yes Sam, I want few documents from them. My colleagues need them for some research work. I already spoke to them and do you know there are few humans as well. They are working there as security personals. It would be fun to meet them too.” - Joey replies with excitement.
“Oh really? Humans, that’s amazing” - Sam says
On the way to the place Joey asked Sam to stop at a location that looked like a library. Joey was surprised to see the library name dedicated to his idol who was a futurist.
“I am utterly surprised to see a human name otherwise it’s always in some weird codes.” - Joey tells Sam
Joey enters the library and sees lots of books instead of empty spaces with big screens. The quaint-looking old librarian walks towards him and asks him about his favorite book. Joey couldn’t remember the last time he read a novel however he managed to tell him about a writer who was lately killed by some alcoholic android in a pub. The librarian gave him a book called “Beyond Humanity” as a gift and walks mutely towards the door. Joey saw few shadows of androids walking towards him from the back door so he decided to leave the place as soon as he can.
“Are you done, Sir? Shall I start?” - Sam asks Joey with little discomfort.
“Yes Sam, please”- Joey tells him to start
On the way to the municipality office, Joey couldn’t see any android in the streets. Sam began to drive faster as he saw few self-driving cars trying to bully him by constant honking.
“Those cars are possessed by the most powerful androids of the city hence you have to be very careful while driving. There are many cases of road rage where many humans are killed because they tried to drive faster than the androids.” - Joey warns Sam to drive slowly.
The municipality office was still too far. During the journey, Joey and Sam talked about many things from new scientific discoveries to the downfall of mankind.
“Oh look, that’s a river?” - Joey points his finger towards a beautiful river which he never expected in the city.
“That must be a virtual one” - Sam says with utter disgust.
Wait, let me check? Joey gets down and starts walking towards the river and saw fishes and birds. He went further and saw real water.
“Hey look, Sam, this river is real!” - Joey holds few water drops and tells Sam about the reality.
Sam didn’t reply anything but asked Joey to come inside as they are getting late and the office will surely not entertain them after it’s closed. Now they are almost near the municipality office, Joey felt relieved as he on time and there’s still some time left.
The municipality office looked like a country style house and full of humans. It was very surprising for Joey to see so many people there and the most shocking thing about the place was there were no androids. Only humans and all looked very happy. The office had no computers but only files fully cluttered space and few telephones that look so archaic. Joey couldn’t believe that a place like this ever existed in the city of androids. After taking all the documents, Joey called Sam to take him back but Sam didn’t pick up his call. Joey tried to find him but he couldn’t be seen anywhere.
“Did you see my driver?” - Joey asks one of the human employees
“No Sir, I haven’t seen anyone around” - the employee says with a polite smile.
Joey kept searching for Sam throughout the campus but couldn’t find him so he decided to book a self-driving car instead for going back home but he couldn’t find the app for booking machine driving cars.
“What is happening?” Joey was shocked to see more and more humans around him. “What is happening with me? Am I hallucinating?” - Joey asks himself.
Everyone started staring at him. Why is everyone looking at me so inquisitively? Why am I afraid of the humans? Joey started getting paranoid
“Hey, where are you from? - An old lady, asks Joey.
“I am from the city” - Joey tells the old lady.
“Why you have those metallic eyes?” - The old lady asks him.
“Oh, those are my eye glasses?” - Joey smiles
“But why they are glowing?” - The old lady asks him again
“They glow when you see a human.” - Joey says
Joey after saying that suddenly collapses. His body parts were dismantled by the human security guards.
Joey never lived in a city of androids; he was very much amid the humans. The whole country is still very much lively and there was no onslaught of machines. The transformation of Joey from a human to an android was a part of Joey’s own experiment that he always regretted. He wanted to get back to the reality but his transformation made him numb. He was highly influenced by the technology. Sam was not human too; he was only Joey’s hologram who always accompanied him to the very humane workplace he worked. Joey’s extreme greed to incorporate the expertise of machines actually made him a lesser human. He was unable to feel anything. He often visited the place that he called lab was actually a psychiatric centre which was trying to instill human values into him again.