Tuesday, December 30

vedikAlai kaNavu

There is a say in tamil which says the dreams you have early in the morning just before you wake up come true. I never believed in it and I don't. Maybe it is so because that is something people tend to remember compared to the rest of your dream.

But it has happened to me many a times. Co-incidence I say! At least three times until now that I can vividly remember. NO, I am not talking of fantasy dreams :p. Am talking of those involving people in our lives. One of those where you wonder if it is a dream or for real :). Ones where you know it is a dream after waking up.

For once, rather the 1st time that I can remember it turned out to be on a very happy note ;).


Sunday, December 14

Missing it all

Just called to wish close friends on their betrothal function. Amidst all the talking I heard "evarani nirNayincirirA" set to dEvaamrutavarshani on the nAdaswaram in the background. Realized how much I miss it all.


Wednesday, December 10

Change of mind

I usually listen to songs before seeing the video. Of course my first impression is based on how it sounds.

I loved the songs from the movie "Sakkarakatti", i.e. until I saw the videos. Esp. the song "I miss you miss you da". Chinmayi had sung the song so nicely and it had a magical touch to it. I can't believe the movie makers made such a bad video for it. YUK! I haven't had the courage to see the video for the other.

It was the other was around for varaNam Ayiram. I listened to the song "anal mElE panithuLi" not even once before I decided to skip. It felt soooo sad. Only when I saw the movie I realized it was more of bouncing back than remorse. I listen to it now-a-days even though it ain't great :p. And I've become a bigger fan of the song "mun dhinam pArthEnE" after seeing the video. Loved the classy touch to it :). The video for "nejukkuL peidhidum" was tantamount to the song. No disappointment or changes there ;).

Any such reversals that you've experienced?


Monday, December 8

Interesting article at the aftermath


Saturday, December 6

Kannamoochi Ennada

Just finished watching this movie I've been wanting to see for ages. This movies comes next to "Kanda Naal Mudhal" in my favourite list. Such fine drama on the screen. Its not entirely practical and the dramatic scenes are just perfect. Just what you'd (I'd) want for on silver screen. Enough masala and parody but never too serious. Thoroughly loved it!

The big downside to the movie was Sandhya. She was probably cute but somehow she didn't fit well as it got serious, where it demanded acting. But much much better than the roles many others get to do in the field.

Only there was one dialog that left me in reminiscience. Maybe it is a problem with men. We need to solve problems one way or another. It becomes such an obsession. Unsolved problems are worse than the problem itself.

The last two weeks are testament to it. I've been spending so much time on trying so do something and I just wouldn't accept it can't be. I gave it everything. It was always on the back of my mind. Only when I understood why I can't have my way did I move forward :D. What comforted me was that I understood what was the limitation preventing from getting the results.

Unfortunately I've not been so lucky with other unsolved problem past. Rather things I still can't quite comprehend but yet had to accept. I've been running around all through this year trying to ignore ... Even tried ignoring it, but ironically you can ignore something consciously coz invariably you are only paying more attention to it that way.

Right now all I can do is go to sleep replenishing my eyes for more of such misty moments, hoping that when I'd wake up with fresh thoughts. Life has been stagnant for almost a year now. Mebbe tomorrow it will make some progress.

Friday, December 5

Male Dominant Society

I got this mail from a friend of mine. Sure to make you smile and think in the end ;).

When a Girl Cries ------------ The World "Consoles" her
But when a boy cries ---------- Come on man don't be A "Girl"

If A Girl slaps a Boy ----------- Definitely the Boy would have "done something"
If Boy Slaps a girl -------------- Rascal doesn't know how to "Respect Ladies"

If a Girl is talking to Boys ----- She is "Very Friendly"
If a Boy talks to a Girl ---------- He is "flirting" (very very true)

If a Girl meets with accident ------------------- Then its "mistake of others"
If a Boy meets with same accident ------------ Bloody you "don't know how to Drive"

AND, you call this world "A male-dominant society"! *huh*


Tuesday, December 2

Its all about feeling good!

One the one had you have people who murder scores of people for a (, rather in the name of a) cause. And they feel good about it and no remorse as others see it.

The person admits he has no remorse (which is expected of a person comiting such an act). Yet people are aghast over it! Would a remorse from that person make these people feel any better? Why expect such a thing. This ain't a movie!

And then these people feel helpless yet irate over it all. So to make themselves feel better, in the name of solidarity blah blah blah they decide to do a candle / silence vigil. In honour of people who dies to save their way of living.

They ramble and express their sadness so much and most of these people will forget about the people who lost their lives in a few months, until the next! Why? Coz they don't know what else to do other than question sitting in comfort of an A/C room or donating an amount for the relief operation.

How does the candle light vigil help? Maybe it would make the families of those who lost dear ones feel that the whole nation is with them. Only to be forgotten in no time!

They all want to do something but then don't. Too much trouble. So what difference did they make with the vigil? They moaned! And yes of course, prepare and deliver speaches. Did that sound familiar? Politicians? Election Campaign?

Words and no actions. (At least politicians have an accountability factor. Its another matter how much they care about it.) Thoughts but no action. Why? Coz they want to feel "good".

I am not against these vigils or prayers, but I fail to see the point. They just spend money, flowers, candles, renting out a place, logistics and all, and for what? That money and better the effort could be better spent on helping someone better their life, doing what it takes to thwart re-occurrence of such events. But then again that is also about feeling doing something to feel "good".

So now we have three groups.
  1. Those who don't moan and get on with their life. These people get the world back on their feel quickly.
  2. Those who moan, feel good about it and then forget it all just as quickly as the previous bunch.
  3. Those who put the effort to make a difference to the future by acting on it.
I hardly see any difference between the 1st two. For it is the 3rd who do what has an impact irrespective of how they feel.

Reminds me of merovingian stating in the matrix reloaded how we humans are so not in control and all that matters is the way we feel!

An interesting read at the onset of the untoward events lately - http://6ampacific.com/2008/11/30/better-security-takes-money-and-willpower/.

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