Feeling Pristine After The Ablutionary Bath At Hardwar

Monday, March 16, 2009

Scathing as always

Now there you go.. By the only decision to blog on the movie called "Slumdog Millionaire" i know i have opened Pandora's box. Why should this movie make Indians proud for anything? In first place its directed by a foreign director secondly presented by a foreign production house. Moreover the attention that the movie gets in the international film crazy people is because of the only fact that it portrays India's poverty and the unhygienic living conditions.Now if you argue that it has something to do with the actors like Anil Kapoor then i don't feel he had anything spectacular to deliver.Rather the only striking aspect of the movie that was Indian was the Actors and unfortunately nobody received any award.

If you talk about A R Rehman then i don't feel that those fools sitting there in Oscars even do have the what we call in Hindi - "Aukat" to judge his songs. He is outstanding and those songs "Jai ho" and others are just mediocre by his standards. If they listen to some of his other creations i suppose the westerners would stop having songs in their movies (as such they hardly have any). 

The big question still remains why to rate Oscars so highly when you know very well that it recognizes movies made by only Hollywood production houses only.

Also if you take a look at all the movies that have been rated as the best movies for past few years i am sure you would say that you have not seen such sadistic people anywhere. For Eg movies like "A million dollar baby", " The Departed", " A beautiful mind" and the hopeless " American Beauty". Does the Oscar jury feels that sadness is the only feeling/emotion (Ras what we call in sanskrit) that should be honored. Well don't misjudge me by no means i want to say that the above mentioned movies are not good or something but why always honor the same Ras.
In short the point i want to make is that there shouldn't be so much hype if a movie gets so many Oscars. As such Oscars are something we should not rate so highly and should not any such feeling of having surmounted the world or something. 

I would like to end this all saying that as far literary arts are concerned we are far ahead and there is no reason for us to testify ourselves on the global level. Every culture has its own tastes and onething that globalisation should not try to do is trying to unify the cultures and cultural tastes. Unfortunately we in India tend to blindly follow what ever is foreign. I fail to understand how can a person who is born and brought up in India like a song by Bryan Adams or Boyzone or so any other foreign person for that matter. This is simple foolish chasing  of anything thats exotic only to make a fashion statement which i feel is utterly foolish.

Baki to tum apne aap se puch ke dekho tum khud bhi kafi samazdar ho......... bevakuf mat bano aur mat banao... pls.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Seven Blunders of the World

Today i was reading about the seven wonders of the world and came across seven blunders of the world. Here is the write up:-

The Seven Blunders of the World is a list that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi gave to his grandson Arun Gandhi, written on a piece of paper, on their final day together, not too long before his assassination.[1] The seven blunders are:

  • Wealth without work
  • Pleasure without conscience
  • Knowledge without character
  • Commerce without morality
  • Science without humanity
  • Worship without sacrifice
  • Politics without principle

This list grew from Gandhi's search for the roots of violence. He called these acts of passive violence. Preventing these is the best way to prevent oneself or one's society from reaching a point of violence.

To this list, Arun Gandhi added an eighth blunder, rights without responsibilities

Saturday, January 17, 2009