Saturday, July 23, 2005

Tell Me Why

I was just wondering...why is it that only depression, suffering and the likes, that are so promoted and appreciated by people.

Agreed, everybody says, be happy, smile etc etc...but when it comes to awards, film awards, awards for art...even fancy dress awards, are all given to not the best portrayal of happiness or joy but to that of pain and suffering....why so?

The most melancholy, depressing book will be declared the 'Book of the Year'...books with a sad tone to them are all the best sellers. "It has real emotion in it, man"....

Why do we associate realism to sorrow...all depressing movies are labeled 'realistic'...does that mean nobody real ever laughs or is happy?

Even when it comes to fancy dress competitions, down to the very basic school level, it is always the most piteous looking costume that wins first place.Rarely ever does the clown get to walk away with the prize.

Funny movies are all simply 'mindless' comedy, eh? Well, mindless or not...comedy is what I love and always will!

I was just wondering about this...have been wondering for a while, infact....if I'm wrong about anything, do let me know..I've always thought nobody likes to be sad...then why promote it in such a huge way?

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Confucious Said So...

Your wise quote is: "Our greatest glory is not
in never falling, but in rising everytime we
fall" by Confucius.
Yes indeed, you see true strenght can only be
seen when a person has "fallen". Only
then one can tell how they will handle it. Just
don't make others fall so you can know who they
really are. You on the other hand may be a very
quick recoverer and don't let people bring you
down. You are your own, and you're fine with
that. Emotional issues is something you handle
rather nicely.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

I've been around the world..

Yeah, I've been around the world.

Started life in Bombay (Mumbai), then in Dubai and then landed in Trivandrum.
Was in Bombay till the age of six, then was one year in Dubai. Used to keep going to Dubai for my summer holidays though, because my dad was still there.

In the past 19 years I have visited so many foreign countries...from the US to Amsterdam to Singapore....

I haven't visited too many places in India though....I am really looking forward to an All India Tour someday...I hope to see the Taj Mahal while its still there. I mean, I've got one of the seven wonders of the world right under my nose and I haven't seen it....ofcourse my whole family has seen it, they did before I was born that is. Guess, the all India trip was completed before I was born...I've seen the pictures...sigh

I have stayed in the luxury of seven star hotels to places where there is no fan even, during our many travelling expeditions....I have enjoyed every experience equally.

One thing that these foreign trips have taught me is that there is nothing more there than what we already have here. I mean, when I see people dreaming of settling down abroad...I think, why? Why must you want to leave all that you have, to go live among, even if you become a millionare there it still is not your home.

One common trait in most of these foreign countries is their sense of national pride...I mean, they are proud to say that they are Malaysians or whatever...they wouldn't spit or litter the roads, cuz they are bothered about their country's image and international appearance.

I mean if we must ape the west after all....then whay not copy some of the good things too. So readily have we accepted their culture, dress code, language and all....why not learn from them and keep our country clean (!!) for starters.

We litter and spit on the roads and then say that India is a dirty place..! hah...its a ridiculous!

Be local and think global.

All these experiences have made me...taught me, to see the beauty in the simple things of life. We are too busy to notice small things...because small things aren't going to help us get anywhere, eh?

Anyway, for those dreaming of going must. I still remember the excitement I felt the first time I ever went to an airport or boarded a plane.....I wish that awsome experience for everybody.
You must go if it is what you want most.....It is easy for me to say all this after having seen it all (almost!) But I feel...all I am saying is that.. go...go you must, but don't forget to come back someday....please don't get be back....

I Love Money!

Thats the name of the book (by Suresh Padmanabhan) I'm currently reading...its all about money!

I had a little starting trouble...found it a bit boring in the begining Didn't really want to continue reading....but now half way through I am really glad I did.

Its a totally different take on money...something I've never come across before. Things we have been brought up to believe as taboos have been opposed...with solid explanations. With excellent use of short examples and stories...this book makes very interesting reading matter.

It reminds you of basic stuff which we have either ignored or not counted as important.
Like saving coins too. Most people don't give too much importance too loose change....but even that can add up to a lot!

I liked the part on keeping your wallet organized and neat. Mine is totally opposite to that....I don't even have a wallet for that matter. The 'thing' that I carry my money in has everthing else in excess but money...loadsa bus tickets of course..hah

Positive thinking amounts in a huge way to making money. Ofcourse you can't just snap money out of thin air...the right mind set could make the whole act of making money a lot more pleasurable.

The books got a very casual and flowing style to it...very contrary to what you'd expect for such serious topics....but hey, even the title is very unusual and catchy! I couldn't possible reveal all the wouldn't be fair to the author, I feel.

Whats important is that unless you respect money, it won't stay with you...just as in the case of any living thing.

Anniyan-The Stranger

Anniyan was one entertaining movie! I saw it twice....enjoyed myself twice!

The story is similar to a Sidney Sheldon book (Tell me your dreams) which is one of my favourites.

I had my doubts about watching the movie because I don't understand tamil too well. I hardly ever watch Tamil movies...but considering the hype that this movie had created I was curious. I was able to understand very well! Even I am idea when I started understanding tamil...?

The movie has been taken beutifully....every scene is perfect. The potrayal of the three personalities has been done very well...Vikram has done a fantastic job...Vivek was too hilarious.....and hats off to the director.

It deserves every bit of the praise and rave reviews that it has received...cuz its an out and out entertainer. The songs are also addictive...highly!

If you haven't already watched it, you should....highly recommended!

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

One with Nature

Well, my day begins with feeding my pets. I have to feed my lab (Floppy...incase you were wondering, yes that's my sweet doggy's name) then, our dash (Titu...he came with the name when we bought him, or else he could have been something more hi-tech like CD...hah) then, our fishes in the cement tank in the garden....and then, its the turn of my favourite feathered friends, the crows!

Yup, I feed the isn't exactly a part of my chores but I simply love meeting them. Whenever I go to feed the dogs, I find them waiting on the gate and outside. Well, now we have all become so pally that they hop around in our compund...even when the dogs are there! The dogs get along well with them too...anyway, the birds simply ignore them. My dogs I guess, don't seem to be suffering from any kinda ego problem considering the crows are not afraid of them.

The number of birds seem to be gradually increasing...we started off with just 4-5 of us, uh, I mean the birds....and now we have like around 19-23 of them flying over for breakfast. Its so cool...simply amazing. It is a totally different and special feeling to be able to walk up to them, and not have them fly shows that they have started to trust you. To know that they trust me and like me(?) makes me feel very happy.

Its a wonderful way to relax...the variety in nature never ceases to amaze me....I doubt whether it ever will...Cheers to a more beautiful and peaceful world!