Monday, December 3, 2012
The greyest of them all is the mighty Karn. He has compassion and revenge in his heartin equal proportions. Indeed when Dinkar eulogised Karn and highlighted his dilemma in Rashmirathi, it was done keeping a balance of words. Else it would have been rejected.
The transition from Ramayan to Mahabharat is, according to me, a change of stand the devil took. It lost to Ram because it was concentrating on Ravan and with Ravan's death the game was over. So devil took a strategic step of diversifying the risk. It took longer than planned but now at the edge of Kaliyug when every human is a shade of grey, devil is finally going to have a ball.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
And then I think about us Indians. We live in movies. Its just that our movies are evolving to the levels. Those of us exposed to Hollywood are already there. The rest of us will arrive. The gap between plain real life and surreal silver screen life will decide what occupies our mind.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
I think now I understand why it is so important for Indian parents to see their children married properly. It is not just marriage. It is birth - birth of another family, something that is as important as birth of their child. It is a responsibility that is ritualistically engrained deep into the heart of Indian parentage.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
We made paper planes. Lots of them. Then we decided to have a competition. Whoever's plane stays in air longer, wins. It was a stupid competition if you ask me now and yet it was so symbolic of the day. We were free for now. We were the paper planes - trying to stay afloat as long as possible.
Those hours were timeless. We laughed at things we will never think of laughing at. We were more than friends, we were brothers - the blood of common past ran among us.