It often happens to me that only some movies and books make me think a lot…Jus finished watching the movie Citizen Kane.Often labelled as the greatest movie ever made(i will disagree).Its about a media tycoon(Charles Kane) who started out wanting to be happy and honest,but was not able to be so over time as money and power gripped him.Everyone leaves him,his loved ones,his business,his aspirations gets finished.he dies a lonely death in his big estate.His last words are RoseBud and the whole movie is about unveiling the world behind the word.The guy given this work is not able to find any clue abt the word and abandons the case.In the ending of the film, it is revealed to the audience that Rosebud was the name of the sled from Kane’s childhood, from the time before he was taken from his parents and gained his wealth – an allusion to the only time in his life when he was really happy. . .He amassed huge wealth,Got everything in his life.lost everything but one thing he diidnt get was happiness.
It left me thinking where are we all headed.Is there some resemblance between the story and our lives.Think…Think…Think.
Am back after a long long time during which my only access to internet was through the slow and unreliable internet on my phone which didint allow me to post anything.Anyways am back and starting off a new blog also.The new Blog is to give some space for my thoughts on trends and issues that come up in my mind during endless hours of thinking and sleeping;)
Here’s the link
Have been noticing that there has been a considerable influence of The Buddha in all my blogs.Suits me 🙂
Its the end of the first year of my MBA @ SDM IMD and am now entering into my specialization(i.e) Marketing.It has been a pretty fast one year and i am still figuring out what i did…nothing;) As usual days went by,people came,people went.Admired some,Hated some;)Hope the next year brings the the much awaited and anticipated FOCUS of where i am heading and where i will end up…
Small is the new BIG…:)
Love one another, but make not a bond of love
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup, but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread, but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping;
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together;
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.
– Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet)
This topic cos had a bad incident yet again due to my oversleeping today.Did’nt get up in time for exam and the college had to contact hostel and warden in turn woke me up and i went for exam 30 min late:-)This is not the first time i have been in a soup cos of my habit of sleeping too much and that too like a dead log .It has always been a so called problem for me.The only thing i hate about going home is they dont let me sleep:-)But on the other side i dont know why many people find this habit so bad.I have always cherished my sleep and i cant avoid it at any cost.Of course am not sleeping when i have some very life threatening job to do.And more than my long hours of sleeping what disgusts most of them is i sleep without any awareness of wats happening around me.I mean we are supposed to sleep and mind is closed when we sleep i think.Why do we need to be aware of our surroundings when we are sleeping.Then its not sleeping,its acting as if sleeping.People crave for a good peace full sleep and when one like me gets it so naturally its about a unhealthy lifestyle.Strange:-(May be since others are not able to sleep as i do they envy me:-)
|For me sleep is the most peacefull thing to do,away from all your tensions,all your worries about your future,all your problems in your life(the picture should tell you more).Its the only time you remain yourself i think:-) God bless all who sleep like me:-)and until then the world will keep on mocking those who sleep:-(
And heard a nice song from Ishqiya called “Dil toh Bachha hai JI”-nice lyrics telling you how the heart always remains a child in its own way:-)Ok am back to sleep.bye:-)
रघुपति राघव राजाराम, पतित पावन सीताराम
सीताराम सीताराम, भज प्यारे तू सीताराम
ईश्वर अल्लाह तेरो नाम, सब को सन्मति दे भगवान
Lord Rama, Chief of the house of Raghu,
Uplifters of those who have fallen, (O divine couple) Sita and Rama,
Beloved, praise Sita and Rama,
God or Allah is your name, (meaning that the supreme can be called by many names)
Lord, bless everyone with this wisdom.
—–Not that i have become a devotee of Ram but the song do gives us something to think over.Just came across a nice carnatic version of this song in a recent classical music concert at our college.
Lohri celebrations were done in college and we were hungry..So wat do we do??The answer would be the bus stand Idly as we always do but this time we were adventurous enough to have our jackets on ,fuel up and head straight off to maddur just to have a coffee and a great ride:-)
It was a wonderful night with six of us leaving at 3:30 in the morning just to search for some good time.Maddur is a small town between Mysore and bangalore and its famous for it Cafe Coffee Day(CCD) that is open 24*7 and lots of people from bangalore n mysore hanging out there whole night to have some good time.Itw as a great ride in the dark and a great road too.With our IPods on all we could think of is to find the next hump on the road:-)We did miss some of them but it was a good neat drive.We reached around 5 and filled ourselves up and decided to wait till we see the first light of the day…the CCD is a nice place and you can find people at any time of the day having a coffee there..We dozed a little ,got fresh again and were back on out bikes riding through the raising sun and the morning which was jus wonderful:-)
And just as we reach the college at 8 in the morning people are waiting for the sun to go high as it is Pongal and the start of the harvesting season…And pray and thank the Sun god for all the prosperity and light it brings on to all Life on earth…
All this sudden plans and really excited starts do bring in some fun amongst all the routine life that we live…CIAO:-)
After reading the book “The Kite Runner” by Khaleid Husseini,i was waiting for a long to watch the movie version and finally had the chance today…A wonderfully done movie with great music and the heart of the story remaining intact….One dialogue that stood apart”For you,a thousand times over “…Worth a watch n worth a read.
2010 is here…a new year but with this question in mind Wats new??? Apart from same old new New year resolutions,new calendar wat else is new??
I didn’t find any…The same old students trying to fight each other over grades(rather than learning something)….The same old lamenting over the pressure of work…The same old downgrading of grades due to poor attendance:-( ..The same old movies(except the upcoming “Enthiran”:-))…The same old “How Are you’s”…The same old boys chasing girls and girls chasing boys…The same old me planning to reduce weight as always:-)…The same old search for a good future…nthing seems to be new ….
But the NEW needs to be found withing oneself and my same old search continues to find the NEW in me:-)