Kalyuga, an era of the liars! I don’t know how much you all are in mythological creeds but Indian mythology is extremely fascinating, if one develops interest to know about it. According to Wikipedia, Kali Yuga (Age of the Demon/Kali) is the last of the four stages the world goes through as a part of the cycle of Yugas. Kali here means the apocalyptic demon kali and not the goddess Kali, The other ages are Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga and Dvapara Yuga.
According to the records of Surya Siddhanta, Kali Yuga began at midnight ( 00:00 ) on 14th of January 3102 BC in the proleptic Gregorian calendar. This date is also considered the date when Lord Krishna left Earth to return to his Abode.
So, Welcome to our Era, the era of Liars, where even the liars lie that they aren’t liars!
“ Never lie, it’s too bad. God punishes all the liars and lying makes you an abominate person. ’’ Haven’t our respective mothers have taught this to us when we were kids. And we actually believed it. And because of this, we used to honestly raise our hands in school when teacher used to ask, ‘Who haven’t done the homework?’, We used to raise our hand because we wanted to avoid God’ s punishment, but unfortunately, we used to end up getting punished by the teacher!
It’s then, as we grew up, we got to know, Lying may or may not be good morally, that’s another issue, but being too honest is like inviting the Bull to hit our ass!
Even I am a liar according to me, because I sometimes lie when I feel I need to (Not often, sometimes!). And I am honest enough to accept it. Even you are a liar, If anyone in this beautiful spiritual world says that he never lies, trust me, he is the biggest liar ever!
Remember our instantly made up reasons when our classes or college’s attendance dept. called us to know the reason of our absenteeism, while we were on a mini vacation in the middle of the term. And honestly we never gave our parent’s phone no. while fulfilling the admission form, so that they would be unable to contact our parents. (But God knows, how they used to get our parents number!) It happened so many times that we’ve given the most lunatic reasons in the most subtle way, that they believed it. Even in college, while submitting the assignments, the professors used to get the most creatively made reasons for not attending their lectures. Sometimes I wonder, maybe they also know that all these people are just lying but it’s just that they do their duty of asking.
Let’s recall some of the most used reasons by us in the past:
- ‘ I was not well, I had malaria/ Typhoid(For a 3 to 4 days’ vacation but involved risk as they may have asked for medical certificate)/ Chicken Pox(For a 15 days’ vacation)/ Diarrhea(for holiday of one or two days)
- ‘Had gone for my aunt/ Uncle’s wedding.’ this reason had always worked for me. They never really asked, ‘how many Uncles/ Aunts do you have in total?’
- ‘Guests had come’, some silly people gave this reason, This is the most stupid reason ever, I think. What the hell you had to do if guests had come?
There were some guys in my college who were professionals in lying, they used to come up with reasons even more convincing and unique than Rakhi Sawant’s face.
If you scrutinize properly, every person on this earth is a liar. Our era has been rightfully named as Kalyaga: The era of liars. From Kids to parents, from police to Politicians, from teachers to students, From film makers to actors, From employers to employees, simply everyone!
But you know what the irony is, in this era of liars, the honest people who never cover up their lies suffer the most. The liars point out them as a liar. Yes, this happened with me once, and so I know it. Anyways, that’s not to be discussed now.
Look at all the brands and all the ads.
Thumbs Up: Drink it and you only get a nasal burp, if that’s what they call toofani, then God, they need to know what storm actually means. The tagline itself is a lie, ‘aaj kuch toofani karte hai’, they should change it to ‘aaj kuch too funny karte hai.’
Tata Sky: ‘Isko laga daala toh life Jhingalala.’ There’s nothing Jhingalala about it, it’s the same set top box with some overrated features which they claim can make your life jhingalala. By the way, What does exactly Jhingalala mean?
Set Max: ‘Deewana bana de.’ I don’t know if I should count it as lie or not. Because Deewana means Crazy and Set max definitely makes me crazy with it playing all the bullshit flop south Indian movies dubbed in Hindi. The worst part of such movies are the songs, which are also dubbed in Hindi and with lyrics so quirky and cheap that sometimes you feel like banging your head on the wall. And yup, how can we forget the most played movie on Set Max, ‘Sooryavansham.’
Reliance 3G: ‘Lightening fast’, and here I am fed up with its turtle speed. They should really get to know the actual speed of lightening.
Dominos: ‘Khushiyon ki Home Delivery’ Arre Asli khushi toh tab hogi when they deliver it after 30 minutes and give it us for free. ( Lol, ye kuch zyaada ho gaya, na? )
Not just Brands, but even Actors are step ahead in lying. :-
Tushaar Kapoor: When his movie Chaar din ki chaandni was to release a year ago, he said in an interview that this movie has the same entertainment, entertainment and entertainment which The Dirty Picture had and it’s definitely going to be one of the biggest hit I ever had in my career. The movie released and was declared a super flop. (Many of you might not even know that a movie like this exists, and I don’t blame you.), (And hey, some of you may wonder, why was I watching Tusshar Kapoor’s interview, honesty, I stumbled upon it while changing the channels.)
Salman Khan: ‘I am a virgin.’ Do I really need to explain now that in what terms it’s a lie?
Mallika Sherawat: ‘I am not at all obsessed with Hollywood.’ She has thrown in this dialogue in almost every interview, and yet she keeps on trying her luck with Hollywood movies, which fail miserably.
Actors also lie in interviews that they don’t care about winning an Oscar. Every actor does. It’s obvious, I may be wrong with this one, but still it seems that way.
Remember Govinda’s movie, Kyunki main Jhoot Nahi Bolta? In the second half of the movie, Govinda’s Son prays to the falling star that his father should only utter truth, even while attempting to lie, And that’s what happens, he keeps on uttering the truth even when he wants to lie.
Just Imagine, If this magic takes place in lives of some of the famous people of the country, then what truths they’ll utter?
Akshay Kumar– ‘Yes I Have a Secret Crush on sonakshi Sinha, I feel like I should’ve waited for some years and married her rather.’
Rahul Gandhi– ‘Congress is very corrupt, And I love watching Chhota Bheem, That bheem looks shoooo cute.’
Salman Khan– ‘I find it funny how people go for my scriptless movies. I’ll continue fooling them and make records of 300 crores and above. And each of my movie will have a song on ‘Naina’- Maast Masst do Nain, Dagabaaz Naina, Kaatilana Naina, Assh*le Naina, Fu*king Naina, Shit Naina, Fart Naina, Kutti Naina, harami Naina, etc.'(Again, kuch zyaadaho gaya na? I don’t care.)
Himesh Reshammiya– ‘I know I cannot act well.’
Kareena Kapoor– ‘Sometimes I feel like Tiger shroff is my sibling.’
And last but not the least,
Aishwarya Rai– ‘I should’ve married Salman rather than this Papa’s boy.’
Here are some unknown facts about lying! (Ghor kalyug)
- Lying makes you smarter: Scientists say that liars have more brain matter in their prefrontal cortex! The reason is, they can link thoughts and ideas which haven’t actually happened in reality. Honest people have a straight functioning brain which is not much capable of making up stories which aren’t true, but liars can make stories by keeping all the details and facts straight! Isn’t that fascinating?
- Everyone is a liar out there! : According to recent studies, every person on an average lies at least once a day.
- Hurry makes you tell a lie: Most lies aren’t premeditated. They usually slip out when people don’t have much time to think about the consequences.
- People first learn to lie at the age two: Well, every small kid lies when they are asked have they eaten all the chocolates you gave them like 10 minutes ago?
But sometimes, lying becomes nasty when your true best friend, GF/BF, or any other close person does so, doesn’t it?
Here is a way you can get to know if someone is lying to you.
Liars avoid eye contacts while lying? Well, Not really, nowadays liars are too good in making the eye contact while lying so that other person doesn’t guess.
- If they shift their eyes at your left for few seconds before saying: They are visualizing something, they are imagining something. And lying is a process similar to imagining.
- If they shift their eyes at your right for few seconds before saying: They are remembering the facts. They are remembering the things which happened, so probably the person is telling the truth.
For example: If you ask someone, Did you have the Tender coconut ice cream at the Naturals yesterday?
If his eyes move towards your left: And he says- “Ummm, Yes, it was good.” – He was imagining how it would be in his imagination, He is lying.
If his eyes move towards your right: And he says- “Ya! It was amazing.” – He was remembering how he ate it yesterday and is telling the truth.
This isn’t a 100% proven method, but I just read it somewhere that this technique is used by American Police officer’s to detect a lie.
But hey! You know what? Be Honest, Don’t Lie! :
No matter lying may be fun, but it can never gain someone’s trust. Saying a lie sometimes for someone’s benefit is good, but making it a habit is worse than any disease. Be truthful; be honest with people who trust you. Because, trust is like mirror, once broken, can never be mended back. Even if you mend it, the lines will always be there.
“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything!’’ – Mark Twain
According to me, People who accept what they are socially and personally, find it much easier to be themselves in any situation. And the biggest step towards accepting as you are is to be honest. Honest people don’t have to be fake; they find success more easily because people trust them easily for their cordial and trustworthy morale image.
So, the ultimate message behind this article is – Don’t be too honest, as honest people are taken for granted these days, nor be a liar! Be balanced! And no matter what the circumstances, be honest with yourself!
Anyways, So that’s it for today, More enthralling articles lined up! Promise to be back with more articles. ( Arrre Sachhhi, I am not lying! ) By the way, thanks for the wonderful traffic. In the meantime, share new ideas, new topics, new jokes, etc which you want me to write on.
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