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Diva – Sketching


Hiee Guys !!

It’s been a long time I suppose, I’ve made an artwork of Girl. Well this time, I bring it my new sketching of a Girl which is looking like a DIVA, hopefully you see the same. Take a look fellas !!

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A Li’l bit more closer look of my Artwork.

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Well some of my friends who have seen it in my Facebook Art Albums, keep complaining me that I am just too obsessed in making and flaunting such things. They even have demands for making any Nude Sexy Art for their own fun. In reward, The only reason only I usually give them is that, Art is my Life and I’m happy to live with it. Secondly, I work for my pleasure not for lusty leisure. Plus, it’s better you Facebook Profile Stalkers oughta Get a Life as well, Creep Nerds. 😛

However, I’ve not mentioned my Artwork as Amazing this time as I’ve made such thing after a long time since my last artwork and I am DAMN sure about the fact that I could make even bit better. You could even catch some flaws on this Artwork. And yeah, I ready to bear the criticism from you. So feel free to write whatever you’ve felt after watching this artwork.

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This Artwork is part of Sunday Sketches

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Lend a Hand


Old and Rusty are our joints
Serving Generations is what we’ve done
There are no competitions to prove our points
Teaching Humanity and love is what we’ve sown

It’s time for the nation to reap its harvest
Hard work of ours is to come to test
In our children have we produced zest

Now that we’re old
Which is supposed to be gold
Isn’t it their responsibility
To show their creditability

Lend a hand in our care
Show your love with your hearts bare
Show us that you respect and care
Isn’t it a chance that’s fair!

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This Poetry is a Part of  Poetry Picnic Week 11 by Bluebell Books

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and Thursday Poets Rally Week 55 by Jingle

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A BIG Thanks to Jingle for presenting me this ” Perfect Poet Award for Week 55 “

Perfect Poet Award Week 55

For Week 56, I would like to nominate Olivia.

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Corruption – A Symptom Not A Disease


Originally Posted in Easy To Act‘s Blog Post

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Corruption is not the ultimate problem but the result of problem, the issues is more than just a corruption, it is about the output of weak governance and policies and it will only end when we solve the root of the problem.”

Corruption is mismanagement of Power And Governance at every level and if we want to defeat corruption then the transformation of governance is the only option and which will happen when we seriously consider the option of Political Change ; Means the end of era of main stream political parties & their low thinking .”

When We See our country then we find that the Corruption, visible accountable reason for every negative thing in our country .But Corruption is not the problem, there is a huge problem and that is the Approach and willingness of people on highest level toward National Interest .We can call them political People.

If We take Corruption , then the Corruption which is in front of us , is more than a corruption , it is Marketing of Black Money on Highest level. When Corruption is done by Governments then the corruption will not remain the Simple Corruption and any law can not take it down except people directly will not take action using power of democracy, by voting & by freedom of expression.

If we examine difficult issues in our country then population, Social Suffering, Economical crisis Unemployment, hard life and Human development issues are most serious issues .And Unemployment is the issues which is probably the reason of Poverty in Our Country.

Now if we go in depth of Unemployment issue then what is the percentage of Corruption responsible for Unemployment?? If someone doesn’t have work and he ready to pay money to get a job or work then generally the start of Corruption at society level is started. Now if we eliminate this process of corruption at that level then do we really end the problem???

At last Person don’t have a job .But Actually People thinks that if corruption end then some how it help to generate more jobs. But think deeply is that so??? Is that circle of Generating job is related to directly corruption or weak polices because the number of jobs are the same and also given to people of country.

There is not a problem of money in government, it is all about bad management and ineffective policies which we ignored and blame corruption for every single problem.

Weather it in that case corruption is cause or not, but at the end people doesn’t have the job.

Suppose 1000 jobs are there from the government side and 20000 people are there who wants that job .If Corruption is there then may be 500 or more job sold to people .But if there is no corruption then full 1000 job actually given to the eligible person. But at last 19000 people still without job!!!!!!
Most of the people used Corruption as their savior to reduce difficulties. Life is very tough and people want to save their time and hard work and they preferred to give money because they want work at time.

No doubt corruption is very major important issue but not the only reason of our country situation.

Now days Opposition parties in any state or in central used Corruption as the weapon to attack to the Government .Now the Politician not worry to use Corruption Word in their speech weather they himself part of corruption .

Corruption is now everywhere, in physical world and in words too.

Main Problem of Corruption is that Money come form center to state and state to local authority and in between that money lost the quantity.

And it is going on and on.

And the Worst thing is that every single Political Party or Politician and every Single Bureaucrat know that the corruption is over there and he/she either involve or ignore but about the action to end it.

Involved or ignore, two options in the hand of People who work at High Authority as well as people.

My Point is that The Willingness of Political Party to end Corruption is Zero because if they act then they will through out from the governance and some one else will come in power .

So No Political Party and Politician actually want to end the corruption at High level.

But Why???

And the answer is they are wrong people and just want to stay in power and that’s all.

So weather the corruption is their or not they are not going to give their best to help and support people.

Let’s bring some scenario in discussion.

Suppose If You are MP or MLA and you are in fear of judiciary or Law but at the same time you don’t have personal interest to work for people then what will be the out put ??

And Out Put is unsatisfactory. He/She will do nothing.

But If You are MP and MLA And you have pressure from your higher authority to do well for people then there must some possibility then you could do some better things for people and for state or for city .

And at last if you are MP and MLA And you are personally want to help and support the people and want to work for them then he/she will do the best to do so and that what we need if we really want to become developed in real manner .

And the harsh thing is that it is not going to happen if don’t focus to change political system or era .May be we will bring Lokpal Bill or else but to it can not bring the number two and three case into today governments.

If Some how Corruption is gone out from the system then the governing system & process will remain the same , in same manner , same people with same old tactics where if Political party in Center then all the time it is worry to continue the term and how establish the government in state And When party in state government then party concern how they can bend center party according to them and how they can send their politician MP in the Parliament so they can easily be the part of collation Government .

When there is no money or corruption involve then there is always the Drug of Power which is more dangerous then corruption or money .Everybody wants to be in power at any how weather the corruption is over or not but they want to be there at any how.

And the fact is that our country is full with these kind of people whose only concern is to be in Power or part of power at any cost and the serious thing is that they are in power and in politics in present Scenario and no hope that in future that they will get out from the governance until people will not take step towards new political era.

So Weather the Corruption is over there or not if People who are in authority are not the right people then there are no way that we can hope for Strong Future.

“Understand that End of the corruption will not end everything and Corruption will never end under the Present Political Environment. We Must Think About Heavy Political Change; bring the new Political Era based on nationalism.”

Who will take care of our Nation??? In Tunisia , Egypt , Algeria , Yemen and Libya people have Specific target their Leader(dictator) of the country who are dictating from several decades and people have clear target or specific demand that is “ The Democracy & Freedom & Reform “ .

The People of Arab wants democracy and power to elect the leader of country with out the fear and want the freedom of speech in the hope that may be these things will bring the new era in their country.

But what about us , we are already in democracy, we elect these leaders , we have freedom of speech and we have the system written upto date system and still we are not satisfied the who is responsible ??

And the reason is not Corruption, the reason is not Population or else the only reason is the leadership which allowed the wrong people to lead the country and our Political System is Reason Which Bring Our Constitution in Weak State.

We are unlucky that We don’t have any Husn Mubarak , Ben Ali or Gaddafi so that we can defeat them and enter in new era . We have the Whole Constitution and Political System to fight and to defeat if we really want to enter in new era.

Without reshaping the Politics and Political Sytem , We never ever Get the Future what we imagine.

“THE STRONG AND PROSPEROUS COUNTRY”

So End Corruption is Just A First Step Because Ultimate Goal is To Establish The System , a Political System which able to bring right people at higher level to lead our Country and to help the shape the future .

And Right Now No Body is concerned about it and if the Scams did not come then no body is even thinking about corruption. We always failed to catch the root of problem and again doing the same because we think just A corruption is the Reason. But Corruption is just a part of failure of our Government and System: “THE CONSTITUTION “

Ultimate Enemy is Political System & leadership because it brings the wrong people to lead our country and prevent right people to do better for the country.

We can only defeat them by accepting our faults and giving new thinking a chance in politics.

Don’t ignore Politics fault in the name of corruption because it is the root of the failure.

Be Political and Support the Right People in Politics which we find when we leave the old main stream political era and choose to support the new people in politics with right approach.

Stop telling lie to ourselves and accept our fault and change the attitude and then plan to end the era of failure of Politics.

India Need Revolution and if we and you oppose the wrong political people without fear of anything, not blood or not death, then we will able to bring Revolution in Our Country.

Oppose People who are wrong and Support Right People without Hesitation without any fear. Then The Real Revolution Will Come.

People, Stop Playing double game – Decide the Side, Wrong or Right.

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Originally Posted in Easy To Act‘s Blog Post


The Power of Modern Youth


This article was originally Posted as
Youth Is Directionless But Not Irresponsible..” by ”‘s Blog

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Usually I don’t write down personal incidents on my blog but series of confrontations with a few questioning minds made me to express my views through an incident that happened with me two days back. On friday morning, me and my classmates were eagerly waiting for our advertising class which is taken by a very experienced and charismatic person. For his introduction, I would just like to mention that he headed Public Relation Society of India (Delhi Chapter) and this is just a feather in his cap.

He started off the class with enormous energy as he usually does discussing the ‘publics in public relation’.While explaining further he cited the example of ‘Anna Hazare Movement’ and his first statement was-“This movement is going to die off, nothing will happen.” One or two of my friends, (who volunteered  with me at Jantar Mantar while Anna was on fast) tried to convince him that revolution starts from somewhere but their mincing words failed to do so. He put his point more strongly by making one of the volunteers to stand and asked, “What have you done for the movement since you have come back from Jantar Mantar? Did you write a single letter to editor or even a blogpost? ” The expected answer came from the boy-No!

The sir went on- “You people just create euphoria, if you want to do something start from your own home.It was just a 5 days fest and now everything is gone.” I was listening to all this and ultimately can not resist myself from raising my hand while saying, “sir, I want to say something.” He allowed me to speak and I started, ” Sir, I am connected to this movement from past six months when it started in November last year. Since then, I have written ten letters to editor those have been published in Hindustan Times. I have made the people aware of ‘JanLokpal Bill’ through a special facebook account and Google buzz.I attended the India Against Corruption rally on 30th of January at Ram Lila Maidan.I have been writing blogposts twice a month adressing such issues and I don’t think I have done anything special because I am not the only one. ” Suddenly, he stopped me and smilingly uttered, “In the language of advertising, your product has been sold. Lady you will not let this movement die and I am complimenting you.” Normally, he never gets convinced so early still I preferred to halt myself.

After few minutes, again he touched the wrong strings. ” A simple bill can not curb corruption.Nothing will happen because corruption is so deeply rooted in this country. One or two people can’t bring the change”.You can call it my stubbornness, but I raised my hand again. This time he said, “lady you can put your point but I won’t say a word.” Still I asked him, “Will you agree sir, inspiration can be positive or negative?, He moved his head in affirmation and I continued, “When last time I went for IAC, only one person followed me, but this time at Jantar Mantar, four of my classmates came along with me.Something positive inspired me to volunteer there on my birthday rather than partying with friends. But the way you are treating this issue, next time I won’t find a single person from this class to accompany me because of negative insipration. My only question is why to be so cynical?”. He didn’t say much but just smiled and said, “I am not spreading negativity, I am just motivating you people.”

Though I expressed my viewpoint but frankly speaking, I was a bit scared because I knew that my teacher is going to complain about me to my Director and I will face a tough time.In that 3 hour class, we get a break of 10 mins after one and half hour is over.In the break, he called me up and asked my name.He also asked me about my career plans and gave me some nice suggestions regarding the same.He offered me his help in case I need it in future. If I am not wrong, he was convinced!

The only point to explain the whole incident is to make the people realize that Youth can be directionless,lacks inspiration, contentious and sometimes rude but is not irresponsible. Once it gets a direction, a goal, a particular way, youth is the best asset any country can have to curb any social menace. So, please don’t distrust them rather than provide them a direction, a platform where they can voice their aspirations. I know a 18year old, modern young boy teaching small kids at a village on his birthday and filing more than 120 RTI petitions. I have seen a 19year old actively working with a NGO for the betterment of environment.And this list is endless. How can I be cynical? Let us fail, let us struggle.Even if we return with nothing we have the courage to start again. Remember, with experience you never start with ‘0’, you always start with ‘1’.If you can’t do anything for us, atleast don’t be cynical. As I always say, If you can’t talk positive, atleast be neutral rather than spreading negativity. You never know, who gets inspired from you.

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This article was originally Posted as
Youth Is Directionless But Not Irresponsible..” by ”‘s Blog


The Search Continues for ” UNITY “


This article was originally Posted as
In search of UNITY in “Unity in Diversity”…..” by ”‘s Blog

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Unity in diversity-since childhood I am hearing this phrase. Our teachers have always stressed upon presenting India as an epitome of “Unity in Diversity”.Up to some extent I have to believe on it. Ameliorated by sequential breezes of migrations that have become a part of life in India, this country encapsulates 24 languages and numerous dialects spoken by millions of people. This multilingual and  multicultural nation is a home to innumerous communities, groups and  religions.

I do believe in diversity this great country possesses but I am still in search of …..”Unity”. I must make it clear that just shouting in a loud unanimous voice that “We are Indians”, I don’t consider it as Unity. It is a lot more than this. I am in search of a ‘driving force’ that can unite us for a cause, purpose and for the betterment of the nation.

I saw people speaking aloud for reservations on various grounds and getting political support as well.I am not a pessimist by nature but let’s get this fact right–when was the last time they dared to say that my community/religion/group doesn’t need any “special status” just because it won’t be good for my country? Doesn’t it create a rift between the people?Shall I blame presence of diverse groups for this?  The problem is we all are selfish by nature. On one side we ask for “right to equality” and on the other side we ask for “special favors”.I must mention here that nobody ever raised voice against reservation given to war widow’s kids or the tribals living in pathetic conditions. It means , the concept of reservation shall not be completely discarded but it should be genuine.

When Egypt experienced revolution, some people talked about similar kind of revolution against corruption in India. Those people forgot that, may be Egyptian Revolution wasn’t governed by Islam but it was driven by Islam. They all shared a common link between them and we lack that common link. Religion can be extremely powerful weapon against any social or political menace, depends how we interpret and channelize it.

Such movements did start in India also but some found the “saffron robe” communal and some had problem with the poster of “Bharat Mata“. It really made me think whether the “cause” was not important enough or do we lack something? What’s the use of such diversity that stops you to do the right thing and support a well deserving cause? If a religion can bring a revolution in Egypt why doesn’t another can bring out a positive change in the society? When such movements fail, it’s not failure of One ‘Anna’ or ‘Ramdev‘, it’s our failure to stand in unity. On first place, why do we even need people like Anna and Ramdev to fight for us? Aren’t we capable enough? Yes, we are. But we lack any sort of “driving force”…Alaaassss!!!!!! Test for Unity failed again.

“Diversity” and “Secularism“are the two most misused words by Indian politicians.Somewhere they understand our weakness very well and exploit it for their vested interests.’Unity’ has been deliberately deleted from “Unity in Diversity”.They know it, no revolution can yield results and hence they are safe. Who cares till it doesn’t affect us directly in any manner? Be it corruption, be it a blast.

The truth is– Nothing unites us except CRICKET...But I kept my search on.

I have 35 students in my class and they come from 18 different states of India. We never cared about the country, patriotism, India and our responsibility towards the nation. We didn’t even blend with each other because some of us don’t understand each other’s language. A group of people abused India everyday in front of us.We ignored it once, twice, thrice but for the fourth time stood against them. Not only we started giving them an answer, we started reading about India to give them a better answer. Many of us started learning how to file RTIs. 5 or 6 of us took part in IAC movement. We planned and are at the verge of initiating a publication that will be a platform for youth and will help the school students to develop views about current happenings. That ” group” unknowingly united us and acted as a “driving force”.

My search for such a “driving force” in India is still on and I am still living in search of “Unity”…I am still living “in the vicinity of hope..”.

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This article was originally Posted as
In search of UNITY in “Unity in Diversity”…..” by ”‘s Blog


Celebrating our DURGA PUJA Festival – Fun With Chalks and Board V


Woah !! Finally, The Week has ended for Good and plus, I’ve just got some time to Relax myself for a while. Seriously, This Week was totally f*cked-up from my Busy College Schedules of submitting my Project Reports on RDBMS, attending Project Meetings on Data Mining and Ad-Hoc Networks, practicing and improving my Aptitude and Coding Skills for Internship Preparations, and giving some Class Presentations on Networking. All of these workloads, which I can’t procrastinate, just came right after my Crappy Mid-Semester Exams.

Profit : All my Work went well this past week. My Project Meetings and Presentations, both went good. Plus, my Internship Aptitude Paper was easy to be solved. 😛
Loss : I was unable to celebrate “DURGA PUJA” this year, as I was totally involved in these works.

Being a Proud Bengali, I was waiting for this Festival for months. Even I’ve scheduled myself to visit either whole Delhi or even Kolkata (where you get to see The EPIC Celebration Of DURGA PUJA). This Festival is indeed so special that you can’t resist yourself waiting for a year to come back again. But unfortunately I didn’t went to enjoy myself, unlike last year.

But however being even an artistic fella, I’ve celebrated it own my way in my College Classroom, by making an Image of Maa Durga on that ole familiar Green Class-board.

So fellas, Here’s something what I’ve got to show y’all.

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Even y’all know there’s nothing complete in my Artwork without any GRAFFITI 😛  How we could forget about that huh ?? Well, this time I’ve made something in Bengali Scripts. And Ultimately, The Masterpiece appears this way after 10 minutes of my Devoting Hardwork.

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Ooops !! I’ve forgotten something. Ah-huh !! See the Originality ??? 😛

Now that’s complete now !!!!  JAI MAA DURGA !!!! 😉

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The above Artwork is a part of Sunday Sketches
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Too Young To Die


This Blog Post was Posted as ” Died Too Soon “ in  The Y! Music Playlist Blog

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Tragic deaths happen every day, but when someone famous dies it sends reverberations throughout the culture. In a small way, the shock of a celebrity death is good, because it makes us reflect on our mortality. Hopefully, this reflection wakes us up to the reality of how short life really is, and in turn, helps us to slow down, enjoy life and make the right decisions.

Musicians have a reputation for living on the edge, and many have paid the ultimate price.

For this playlist I have selected my top picks for musicians who died too soon. Specifically, before the age of thirty. As I looked through this completed list what amazed me most was not the tragedy of a life cut short, but the accomplishments achieved by those so young.

1. Robert Johnson
Cross Road Blues – Robert Johnson
May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938
Age: 27
The legendary tap root of popular music, Robert Johnson, died at a cross roads near Greenwood, Mississippi. It is rumoured that he was poisoned by a jealous boyfriend or husband of a woman whom he had become involved with.

2. Eddie Cochran
Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran
October 3, 1938 – April 17, 1960
Age: 21
Eddie Cochran was touring overseas when he got into a taxi at Chippenham, Wiltshire, England. Unfortunately, his driver was reckless and crashed into a lamp post killing Eddie after he was thrown from the vehicle. The cab driver went to jail for 6 months and lost his license for 15 years.

3. Buddy Holly
That’ll Be The Day – Buddy Holly
September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959
Age: 22
Charles Hardin Holley, better known as “Buddy Holly” was killed in what is arguably the most famous musical tragedy in history when the Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft he was travelling in crashed. The accident was immortalized by Don McLean in the song “American Pie”.

4. Ritchie Valens 
La Bamba – Ritchie Valens
May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959
Age: 17
Ritchies Valens is the forefather of Chicano rock and had an extremely bright future ahead of him. Unfortunately, he was on the same plane that Buddy Holly was on “the day the music died”. Also of note that day is the death of J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson” (Age: 28) who was also on the plane and known for his hit song “Chantilly Lace”.

5. Jimi Hendrix 
Castles Made Of Sand – Jimi Hendrix
November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970
Age: 27
There is some mystery around Jimi Hendrix’s death in London. He was found dead by his girlfriend when she awoke, and the official reports show that he drown in his own vomit consisting mostly of red wine. It is also said that he had taken nine of his girlfriend’s prescription sleeping pills, which may have led to his inability to awaken and save himself.

6. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
Heart-Shaped Box – Nirvana
February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994
Age: 27
On March 30, 1994 Kurt Cobain arrived at a detox center in L.A., inspired by the urging of his family and friends. However, the very next day he jumped the fence and returned to Seattle. Less than two weeks later he would be found dead of a shotgun wound to the head. A suicide note was found by his body.

7. Ronnie Van Zant (Age: 29) (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Steve Gaines (Age: 28) (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Cassie Gaines (Age:29) (Lynyrd Skynyrd) 

Gimme Three Steps – Lynyrd Skynyrd
After the tragic airplane accident that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper, I would have to say that the next most tragic music related airplane crash would be the one that took the lives of three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd on October 20, 1977.

8. Otis Redding 
(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
September 9, 1941  – December 10, 1967
Age: 26
Otis Redding was taken from us by yet another tragic airplane crash. His Beechcraft 18 airplane crashed into Lake Manona in Wisconsin on December 10, 1967. Authorities were never able to determine the cause of the crash.

9. Randy Rhodes (Ozzy Osbourne)
Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
December 6, 1956 – March 19, 1982
Age: 25
Ozzy Osbourne’s legendary and extremely talented guitarist was also taken from us in a plane crash. But this time the cause of the crash was pure stupidity. The pilot (Andrew Aycock) who had promised a safe flight (as Randy was afraid of flying) thought it would be a great idea to “buzz” the tour bus and wake the rest of the band. On the fourth attempt a wing clipped the bus and crashed killing all onboard the plane instantly. No drugs were found in Randy’s body, but the pilot tested positive for cocaine.

10. Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones)
Paint It, Black – The Rolling Stones
February 28, 1942 – July 3, 1969
Age: 27
Brian Jones was found on the bottom of the pool at his East Sussex, England home by his girlfriend Anna Wohlin. The coroner reported that his heart and liver were enlarged due to drug and alcohol abuse and listed his official cause of death as “death by misadventure”.

11. Tim Buckley 
Wings – Tim Buckley
February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975
Age: 28
Drugs and alcohol are one of the biggest killers of musicians and Tim Buckley is one of the great talents who succumbed to them. The official cause of death is listed as “acute heroin/morphine and ethanol intoxication due to inhalation and ingestion of overdose”. Tim’s son, Jeff Buckley, was a superb talent in his own right and met an untimely death by drowning. Jeff did not make this list because he was able to reach the age of 30.

12. Chris Bell (Big Star) 
September Gurls – Big Star
January 12, 1951 – December 27, 1978
Age: 27
Chris Bell was driving his Triumph TR-6 home from his family’s restaurant in Memphis where he worked when he lost control and slammed into a light pole. He was killed instantly.

13. D. Boon (Minutemen)
This Ain’t No Picnic – Minutemen
April 1, 1958 – December 22, 1985
Age: 27
D. Boon had been sick with fever, so he was lying down in the back of his van while his girlfriend drove on route I-10 close to the California border. She ran off the road, Boon was thrown from the vehicle and was killed. Bandmate and bassist Mike Watt would go on to dedicate every post-Minuteman album he’s created to the memory of D. Boon.

14. Cliff Burton (Metallica) 
Creeping Death – Metallica
February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986
Age: 24
Cliff Burton was asleep and riding on the tour bus with the rest of his bandmates through Sweden on a European leg of the Damage Inc.tour when the bus ran off the road and flipped. Burton was killed when he was thrown out of a window and pinned under the bus.

15.  Aaliyah
Rock Da Boat – Aaliyah
January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001
Age: 22
The young and talented Aaliyah is yet another musician killed in a plane crash. The investigation showed that the crash, which happened shortly after takeoff in the Bahamas, was due to the plane being loaded past its weight limit and an inexperienced pilot who was not licensed for the aircraft. An autopsy also showed that the pilot had cocaine and alcohol in his system.

16. Janis Joplin
Piece Of My Heart – Janis Joplin
January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970
Age: 27
Janis Joplin looked older than her young 27 years. This was no doubt due to her hard-living rock and roll lifestyle, which included large amounts of drugs and alcohol. It caught up with her in early October, 1970. The official cause of death is listed as an overdose of heroin.

17. Jim Morrison (The Doors)
The End – The Doors
December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971
Age: 27
Jim Morrison died in his Paris apartment. No autopsy was performed since under French law it’s not required if the medical examiner finds no evidence of foul play. The most widely held theory is that Morrison snorted a bunch of his girlfriend’s heroin thinking it was cocaine and overdosed.

18. Bradley Nowell (Sublime)
Santeria – Sublime
February 22, 1968 – May 25, 1996
Age: 28
Brad Nowell had everything to live for. A new wife and child, and a major label record deal. Just weeks before the band was to embark on a European tour in support of their major label debut, bandmate and drummer Bud Gaugh awoke to find Nowell dead of a drug overdose.

19. Hillel Slovak (Red Hot Chili Peppers) 
Freaky Styley – Red Hot Chili Peppers
April 13, 1962–June 25, 1988
Age: 26
Hillel Slovak was born in Haifa, Israel to Jewish parents who were survivors of the Holocaust. After moving to the states, Hillel blossomed into a pioneering guitarist and unfortunately, a heroin addict who tried, but failed to kick the habit. He died of a speedball overdose.

20. Chuck Wagon (The Dickies) 
Eep Opp Ork (Uh, Uh) – The Dickies
Age: 24
Born Bob Davis, Chuck Wagon was a member of the punk rock band The Dickies. He fought drug problems, but it was a broken heart after a break up with his girlfriend that led him to commit suicide with a bullet to the head.

21. Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon) 
No Rain – Blind Melon
September 26, 1967 – October 21, 1995
Age: 28
Shannon Hoon found fame in 1992 with the huge single “No Rain”. He was a drug addict well-know for bizarre behavior. In 1995, Shannon welcomed a baby girl named Nico Blue with his longtime girlfriend. This event prompted him to make an effort to get clean and he entered drug rehab. However, his effort to quit drugs failed and he overdosed on a speedball while on tour.

22. Gram Parsons 
Love Hurts – Gram Parsons
November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973
Age: 26
Gram Parsons was a key figure in the birth of the country rock and alt-country genres. He had a great love for the Joshua Tree National Monument and this is where he overdosed on a combination of morphine and alcohol. His wish was to have his ashes spread in Joshua Tree and when his stepfather planned a private burial in New Orleans his road manager and a friend stole his body and tried to do a cremation in the desert with gasoline.

23. Hank Williams 
There’s A Tear In My Beer – Hank Williams
September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953
Age: 29
Hank Williams is a genuine country music legend. Sadly, before leaving Knoxville for Canton, Ohio in a chauffeured Cadillac, Hank injected himself with morphine and vitamin B12. He never made it to the show in Canton. His driver found him dead when he pulled over in Oak Hill, West Virginia.

24. Ian Curtis (Joy Division) 
Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
July 15, 1956 – May 18, 1980
Age: 23
Ian Curtis was an artist and a tourtured soul. His marriage was ending after an affair, and his health was challenged due to epilepsy. In the early morning of May 18, 1980 Ian watched the Werner Herzog’s film Stroszek, listened to the Iggy Pop album The Idiot, and then hanged himself in his kitchen.

25. Nick Drake
Pink Moon – Nick Drake
June 19, 1948 – November 25, 1974
Age: 26
Nick Drake did not know fame during his lifetime. Unfortunately, his music was only really discovered on a large scale well after his death in 1974. He lived on a $20 per week record company retainer and suffered from depression. Nick died young after he overdosed on the antidepressant amitriptyline. Some think it was suicide, others think it was accidental.

26. Pete Ham (Badfinger) 
Day After Day – Badfinger
April 27, 1947 – April 24, 1975
Age: 27
Peter Ham hung himself in his garage while extremely drunk. He was not seeing any money from his work with Badfinger. His suicide note directed hatred at his business manager who had a reputation for corruption. Pete left behind a pregnant girlfriend.

27. Alan Wilson (Canned Heat) 
Going Up The Country – Canned Heat
July 4, 1943 – September 3, 1970
Age: 27
Alan Wilson had reportedly tried to commit suicide twice before his death. He died in Topanga Canyon, California of a drug overdose, and although some suspect suicide, there was no suicide note and his death was not ruled as such.

28. Sid Vicious (The Sex Pistols)
Pretty Vacant – The Sex Pistols
May 10, 1957 – February 2, 1979
Age: 21
Sid Vicious was not really an accomplished musician, and not really an accomplished person for that matter. But he is one of the most iconic punk rock celebrities in history. He was accused and arrested for the murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. Shortly afterward, he attempted suicide and was admitted to Bellevue Hospital. Sid got clean in jail, but after being released on bond he overdosed on heroin that was purchased by his mother.

29. Darby Crash (The Germs)
Manimal – The Germs
September 26, 1958– December 7, 1980
Age: 22
Darby Crash killed himself in a suicide pact with his friend Casey Cola, who survived. He died of an heroin overdose, and many believe he was driven by a quest to immortalize his name. As he lay dying, Darby tried to scrawl the words “Here Lies Darby Crash” on the wall, but was unable to finish. Unfortunately, Darby’s death was largely overshadowed at the time by the murder of John Lennon, which happened the very next day.

30. Duane Allman  (The Allman Brothers Band) 
Whipping Post – The Allman Brothers Band
November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971
Age: 24
While in Macon, Ga on a break from touring Duane Allman was on his motorcycle when a truck stopped in an intersection. Duane could not stop in time and suffered severe injuries that led to his death several hours later. His bandmate, bassist Berry Oakley (Age: 24) died in a similar motorcycle accident with a bus just 13 months later and just three blocks away. The bandmates are buried next to each other.

31. The Notorious B.I.G.
Hypnotize – The Notorious B.I.G.
May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997
Age: 24
The Notorious B.I.G. was heavily involved with the East Coast-West Coast hip-hop feud of the 1990s. The New York rapper was in L.A. shooting a music video to support the release of the best-selling double album Life After Death when he was gunned down in a drive-by shooting. The murder has not been solved although there are plenty of theories to choose from.

32. Tupac Shakur
California Love – 2Pac
June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996
Age: 25
After attending the Mike Tyson / Bruce Seldon boxing match at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Tupac Shakur and his entourage got into an altercation with a known member of the Crips gang. Later that night, as he rode with Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight, a car pulled up next to them and fired about a dozen rounds. Tupac was hit four times and although there was hope he could survive the gunshot wounds (as he had previously) he died a few days later.

May they all rest in peace and thanks for the music.

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Dilemma


What is right,
Is difficult to decide
But what is wrong
Is easy to point.
That which brings you joy,
And makes you smile
No doubt, is considered worth while.
Whatever has been used as ladder.
If it gives you the desired pleasure,
People call it the real treasure,
People think a little more
Is it the ecstasy you’re looking for?
Remember if the heart is pure,
You’ll get the bless for sure,
When the heart is content.
Just don’t bother with the comments

But what is wrong,
is realized after the time has gone
Then the man is left alone
With his negative all grown
Now to come out of the plight
Again, he has to think of right.
Believe it or not,
What clear is the inner sight
And you have the power to flight,
Every wrong will surely transform into right.

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This post was a part of  Thursday Poets’ Rally Week 53
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