Sunday, 22 December 2013

Something to write

Been some time since I wrote my last post. Have been trying a lot to find myself, find life, find what I want and find tunes for dancing to. Just wanted to write this up to inspire me to write again.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Into Murders...

On my reading front, for the past few months I've been hooked up on only thing : Murder mysteries. Somehow I didn't come across a good book that makes me laugh and I thought that I'll explore the detective stories. I've already read Sherlock Holmes and have been a big fan of his but the recent entry into my list is Hercule Poirot. There's a whole of discussions about who's better but I think they've both given me enough pleasure.

The last 10 of my 11 books have been those of Hercule Poirot and I found a few of them really gripping. Makes me wonder what happens when a murder mystery author commits a murder ! Surely, it wouldn't be found ? Or looking at it another way, we don't know of any famous murder mystery author arrested for murder, isn't it ? Is that a success in their favor ? The kind of things these people think up to plot is amazing. It must be rather hard to write a plot and think up of ways to make it difficult for a reader to spot the murderer. Quite a spectacular feat !

(My book shelf here)

Saturday, 1 June 2013

"We aren’t born anything" by Ben Yu

Just read it and loved it !

While I was stumbling upon one thing and another, I finally came across this. It all started with an article on "Ghost" kickstarter and the article claimed it was good for Bloggers. I then read that this was a sort of movement that is leading people to focus on text and images of blogging rather the theme (the way it looks). And then I found that some Medium and Svbtle already offer that. So I got into their home page and started looking for what it hosts and luckily stumbled across this. 

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Before Midnight not opening in India

It's really sad that some movies do not open in our theaters. The latest, for me, in this list is the movie "Before Midnight" - the third one after the "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset" series. I really liked the movie
"Before Sunrise". It is more of a dialogue, something like you are watching a conversation between friends and you're not talking, just watching. Unfortunately, the third part isn't coming out in India. Ah!

(I wanted these posters to show up in their original size and hence the wierd post view)

Saturday, 23 March 2013

The drive

What drives these men ? What fire in their eyes and what strength of the will ? What drives these men to go about climbing the tallest of the mountains, capped with snow ? To start a voyage across the vast ocean to find land ? What hope had they when men about them were losing theirs and blaming these rare species ? They are rare and they are definitely not to be categorized with the others.

How can their heart want something so much that they disobey the fundamental rules, the fundamental fact that the world is flat, and then go forth and disprove the fact ? Was it only a strong rebellion to disprove the majority ? Or was there more to it ? Was there that thought, that all of their logic tells them that it is true, and that they want to settle its claim for once and for all ? What of the desire, the desire to find things out, find out that they were wrong and then smile about it, but have a gladness that they were able to settle its claim, that they were willing to do it, that they had the courage to do it, that they had the wrath of the others but still had their desire to make up for everything ?

All of the things that man has achieved, all the ones that matter have started out by ignoring the ones who pull them down. Do you still need to worry about what they say ?

Monday, 4 February 2013

Glad to see you back, Stevie G

Time: 72' +
A bad clearance lead the ball to Gerrard, who let it bounce off his chest and then rocketed a self volley into the net. That was a 30 yard Stevie G special. Good to see you play that shot again, Stevie! Power + precision.

74' : Commentator : The question to be asked now is, will Liverpool be able to keep this lead ?
78' : Aguero scores a fantastic goal from an almost improbable angle as Reina makes a horrible mistake.

Result: 2 - 2 draw with the League leaders, but what a match it was !

This post is about a Manchester City vs Liverpool Football match in the English Premier League.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

I went to the woods... by Thoreau

I first came across this Quote from the movie Dead Poets Society and I admit that I had to rewind the part again to catch it again. A great feeling of peace dawned upon me and by the time I realized it, I was smiling. This quote essentially contains the same thing we've kept hearing - but in a different way. I find it really amazing that different words that mean the same thing - have such profound effect on us. The same thing being looked at from another point of view. A change in the perspective. But of the same point. I hope it instills some confidence in others who read it too.
Speaking of perspectives, I really loved the movie Dead Poets Society - and here's scene where Mr.Keating, with his varied style, talks on the same subject but on another note, of course:

Quote from Walden by Henry David Thoreau.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

On Marriage by Kahlil Gibran

What a way to say it !

On Marriage
 Kahlil Gibran

You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

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.