Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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Imagine a city in future where everyone looks identical. The females have no one to be jealous of and the males look muscular and uniformly handsome. Everyone in the city looks indistinguishable. Imagine a man entering the city of clones and finding everyone staring at him because he looks like an alien to them. The man makes his way to the church and finds clones everywhere. Human cloning is an unethical process of going against the nature to subdue uniqueness but what if the residents of the city of clones never knew about the outer world where everyone looks different.
The place is surrounded by an invisible layer of killing laser lights and anybody trying to cross the city gets automatically electrocuted and destroyed into ashes. The man from the outer world accidentally slips into the City of Clones when the laser boundaries got disabled for a minute for maintenance. Although the city of clones look extremely ordinary in terms of lifestyle, the clones had a unique habit of making distinctive sounds from their nostrils to call somebody. The man was taller than the clones but his skin was slightly darker. As soon as he enters the realm of clones, the man was surrounded by the inhabitants.
He was questioned about his identity. The man had no idea how he entered the place because he was deported by a country and he crossed the boundary by mistake. The clones take him to the lab for an experiment. During his stay in the lab, the man learnt that the clones are created through 3D printing and they are supplied to the city as workers. All the skills are embedded into their bodies. During his stay in the clone factory that looked like a laboratory was actually operated by humans from other parts of the world. The whole concept of creating the clone city was designed by humans for producing intellectual manpower for the other world which is very influential. The clone city can't be tracked by satellite and the operation takes place in a pure confidentiality.
The man, however, was released from the laboratory as he was found harmless for the clones. The man starts exploring the City of Clones and found factories where clones worked like machines. There were various categories of clones and as they looked similar they were differentiated based on the smell of their body. You can't spot them from a distance. Someone who smells like lavender is considered to be attractive while someone smelling like garbage is rejected and dumped hence the perfume company is the prime organisation in the city of clones.
The man had a chance to meet the perfume maker who is like a Casanova and attracted all the female attention. The perfume maker gave him the paramount perfume to woo the ladies. Although the clones don't have the power to reproduce but they can enjoy everything else like a normal human which kept the man happy. Clones entertained him that kept him busy. Suddenly the man became the sole attraction and clones started coming from various corner of the city to get a glimpse, however, one day man became homesick and tried to cross the laser barrier and dies.
His sojourn to the clone city ends there but his experience was transferred by something called electronic telepathy to his friend who knew everything about his journey. He was actually trying to help him by contacting the government about this but nobody actually believed his tale as he was staying at a mental asylum for incessant hallucinations. The City of Clones may be a work of fiction for now but what if the Human Cloning becomes real. There are many unanswered questions about the pros and cons of cloning, however, there's a strong probability in future. If human cloning becomes a reality, many things can be possible; clones will be sent to other planets for work. The real ones stay on earth while their clones travel. Whenever the real gets old, the clone replaces them to prevent grief. With the advent of 3D printing, clones can be ordered online. The ability of science to produce a miraculous world is no big deal but the extreme greed to conquer the nature with scientific intervention can create mayhem. With great power comes great responsibility and misutilisation of powers may lead to total collapse. What if human cloning becomes a reality? The answers depend upon your perception.
First Published Here: The Assam Tribune | 05 August 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Pallav Gogoi No comments
Written By: Ritika
Men too are complicated!
Let us be honest with you on this, men too are complicated. It doesn’t matter how many times they deny it but it indeed is true. There are certain things that they would not make a mention of but implicitly expect of you. In fact, there would be times when they themselves would not know what exactly makes them feel thrilled or sad.
Men, may be, for their not so obvious hidden reasons, do not express their needs or at least not as clearly as women. Some men are also afraid to open up about their needs because they are afraid that it might have an impact on the relationship. Whatever the case may be, there are certain things that men expect you to understand but might not tell you:
1. Just Stop Nagging
“Why can't you just…” Do you find yourself starting every conversation in the same manner? Yes? Congratulations, you have classified yourself to be called as a “nagger”. Nobody likes to be controlled. He understands your concern but forcing things on anyone is frustrating. You may have to look for ways to make him listen to you but nagging is surely not one of them.
2. What’s with the word “Fine”
Well, honestly, this is a serious issue. Men really have to battle through this word every day and are never able to understand what this word actually means. Sometimes, just make it simple for them to know when the word “fine” has to be taken literally and when it means “not fine”. It’s a little complicated, you know!
3.Surprise Him a Bit!
And by this, I not only mean surprising him in the bed, which of course you should once in a while but also outside the bedroom. He too sometimes expects you to order flowers online with a love note to be delivered at his doorstep or the watch he was planning to buy a week ago. After all, who doesn’t love surprises?
4. Yes! Personal Space!
Men do want their personal space every now and then. In fact, not just men, even women want their personal space. There are times when you wish to do something which your partner doesn’t like to do, maybe like watching a TV show or going out to a certain place or simply playing video games. Men strongly expect their women to respect their space.
5. The Chase - Keep it Simple
Someone rightly said, “The more challenging it is, the more exciting it is” but when challenges appear to be impossible to accomplish, it becomes annoying. So, you need to understand this game. If he’s chasing you, you need to slow down a bit and let him catch up.
So ladies, now that you know, what your man expects of you even though he doesn’t clearly speaks of it, make sure to keep a hold on these things in order to make him fall for you more and of course, to make your relationship last forever.
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