Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My Short Journey



Finally spent some time playing with Windows movie maker on my laptop. Always wanted to try out putting together some pictures and music and see how it goes. The images are from my trip to South Orissa early this year. Frankly I couldn't find any other appropriate music. Everyone I showed the file, hated the music. "Too depressing" was the general comment.
So? It is depressing and what is the occasion to celebrate here? The landscape is stark ,beautiful and tough; the houses are small, unpretentious and exquisite; the people are simple, kind and hardworking; the children are achingly sweet, innocent and lovely; but there is nothing romantic or thrilling about their life. These are people of the forests and they may be happy- I dont know. Happiness is relative. But life is hard, survival is a struggle and hope is almost non-existent. There is no bubble protecting them from evil and ugliness either. I think depressing music serves well as background score.
Anyways, ignore my "speech" and let me know what you think...if you have an opinion i.e. This was only meant to be a play time project.

( Music: Buddha Bar: Secret Love)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Serengeti of India- Kaziranga


Join Sandesh Kadur (one of my favorite wildlife photographer/documentary film maker) as he travels across the North-east Himalayan landscape and documents the wildlife of the Eastern Himalaya. This is the first in a series of video chapters produced whilst still in the field photographing.

It has recently been nominated for a Green Oscar at the Wildscreen Wildlife Festival 2010, @ Bristol, UK. Congratulations!!!

And, someday....

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sick

Feeling really tired and really hopeless.
Wish to be utterly selfish and leave everything and everyone and escape.
What a struggle!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Enjoy!

One of my favorite malayalam song exquisitely rendered by Job Kurian. Ashamed to admit that I don't understand the whole song. The complexity of the lyrics makes it really tough. It is by Sri Kaithapram afterall!





The song is OST of Kireedam, a fantastic movie of Mohanlal. Be warned-you will cry buckets and buckets and if you have super active tear buds like me get flood insurance :P (PJ!)

PS: Happy Birthday John Lenon

Friday, October 08, 2010

Amused or Shocked?

..cannot decide

Actor Rajnikanth's declaration: "Bal Thackeray is like god to me"!


(Src: http://entertainment.in.msn.com/southcinema/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4442075)

Friday, October 01, 2010

Jai Ram aur Allah Ji Ki?

So the Ayodhya verdict is out..

There was a news report in The Washington Post and I couldn't believe my eyes when I read these lines:

Among the 28 issues that the four lawsuits examined were the ownership of the site, whether the Hindu god Ram was really born there, and whether there was a temple at the site before the year 1528, when the mosque was built. In one of the lawsuits, the god Ram is named as a petitioner. ..

Is this for real or material for stand up comedy? Might draw some good laughs. One of my friends told me that apparently there is a provision in the Constitution that says gods can be included as petitioners. Oh boy! this world is so confusing and the Gods in their heavenly abodes must be ROFLaughing!

Anyways, waiting for more drama to unfold. Lets just hope its sane and non-violent.


The link to the news report: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/30/AR2010093002570.html?hpid=moreheadlines