Monday, August 28, 2006

Immortal Hrishida - End of an Era

Yesterday my favorite director passed away. Veteran filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee directed several memorable movies including Anand, Bawarchi,Golmaal, Chup ke Chup ke, Abhimaan, Anari….the list could go on. Better know as the common man’s director, his portrayal of a middle class family touched a million hearts.

Be it sensitive issues of male ego ( Abhimaan) to much lighter veins (Golmaal). In each and every movie, Hrishi da weaved stories in and around a middle income house and told them in a way which touched our hearts. Unlike many today’s film makers (read yash raj and karan johar kind), who
bring in lot of grandeur and gloss, Hrishi da’s movies were simple and down to earth. But the difference doesn’t end there. His movies have story. Today’s movies are big in scale and heavy on marketing but strongly lack content.

Here’s a tribute to the greatest film maker of all times.


Thursday, August 24, 2006

The difficulty of being good

I always wanted to blog about the infamous header by a magician called Zidane. But, due to lack of time i couldnot write.

But as i was surfing and reading articles written by some of my fav authors. I landed on Gurcharan Das weekly article on the act of Zidane as well as talking about the macro picture of being good in this world. His anology with Mahabharata is also quite apt.

"It is one of life's cruelties that the best must also fail. " - TRUE

Go ahead.Enlighten yourself

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Against all Odds

I was having my regular doze on rediff this morning and one particular link interested me. It said "Siddharth's amazing success story".

Off lately i have been reading quite a entrepreneur stories on rediff and thought this also to be one. But to my surprise, this one story is of a person (Siddharth) suffering from cerebral palsy and the heights he has scaled in his career.

More into the article i found a link which details Siddharth's entire story from childhood to the day he lands a job at ABN Amro Bank. The story is too real to be true but heroes are made of this very stuff - Unbelievable.

And there is one statement of Siddharth which stuck me - "Everyone has some disability. Think about what we can do instead."


Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Ten Rules for Being Human

I came across Cherie Carter-Scott’s ‘Ten Rules for Being Human‘. They are absolute truths which we accept or deny but the fact is they will remain as long as we live.Am not sure about other rules but we definately follow rule no. 10 ;)

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period.

2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, “life.”

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately “work.”

4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end. There’s no part of life that doesn’t contain its lessons. If you’re alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.

6. “There” is no better a place than “here.” When your “there” has become a “here”, you will simply obtain another “there” that will again look better than “here.”

7. Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.

9. Your answers lie within you. The answers to life’s questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

10. You will forget all this.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Four Stages of Life in a Bottle!!!!!!!

Got this pic thru email. A message very succinctly told !!!!