Bombay talkies – A review by a common

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Ajeeb Dasataan hain yeh! Sung by a kid and the piano strokes at the beginning of the film with the enchanting innocent voice of a kid sets you in a nostalgic mood and prepares your mind so see something of element-love. And what is obviously expected is the homosexual storyline, Because its Karan johar’s!

The best part of the film is realizing one’s sexuality and “how the coming out of the closet” is shown!
In a way, it looks stupid about a beggar singing an old song, which ends up with lots of realizations, and helps one is realizing his sexuality. but lets look it in this way; A media professional living a busy life in a metropolitiaon, and one day he accidentally meets someone who kind of helps and makes his mind tick. The lyrics of the song and its nostalgia plays an very important role in fusing the realizations of one’s sexuality, besides its all about one’s perceptions and understandings. In the film it’s the way the character perceived it because of his experiences. All I could relate to the song and its lyrics was remembering my unsuccessful love story other than feeling nostalgic.

The next film, Shiela ki jawani, its beautifully crafted and shows a kid’s mind and the development of his dreams and how one has to nurture it to find one’s destination to be happy! Yet with the superficial elements, it still makes an impact in projecting its story line.

In the nest film played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who plays as purandar a common man, who has gone through various failures and stumbling to have a good living! A Beautiful film and the sense of its unpredictability, that adds in showcasing of what goes in a common man’s life and achieving his dreams.

My most favorite film of all, A beautiful film in every way I could predict! Anurag kashyap’s Murrabba.
A very simple story and the way it is narrated! It starts with a lame wish of a dying father to his son, where he has to travel all the way to Mumbai, preserving and safeguarding a jar containing just one murraba, and the goal is to feed it to one of the famous personality of Bollywood. And all this is to make his bed-ridden father live more.
I wouldn’t mention the best part of the film, because every dam thing narrated is an interesting thing to sit and experience. It’s a very stupid idea and a belief, but you would still sit and watch it just because the way it is narrated. You would enjoy the film because it is a simple story where the character faces obstackles, challenges, achieves success, goes through failure, re-plans, and finally learns a moral that finally makes sense, bearing the stupidity of the storyline “Never put a murrabba, in a jar that was used to store achar”. 😀

Should the constitution of India be re-framed???


Our India

Democratic freedom sometimes can lead to the creation of unwanted ideas. India has been a free country and democratic since 1947, where its own people drafted the laws and wrote the fate of the country. It’s said that when law is given to people, it becomes an overall obstacle to accomplish the bright future, how ones food becomes poison to someone else, so people would amend the rules till its compatible to their spaces, hence creating loops holes for them to play safe below the rules. The constitution of India has been one of the most important documents and also the biggest as compared to constitutions of most other countries, yet it’s been used like a tool to barge into the loop holes for personal gains leading to the corruption in our country.

Big Big Constitution!

There have been 96 amendments since the constitution of India was framed and made official, wherein the American constitution which has been over 2 centuries old has been amended only 27 times. And our dear Indian’s would place their head up above in the sky, flaunting that our constitution is the biggest in the world. As per Wikipedia definition for the constitution “it is a set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is governed.” Therefore I feel that it really doesn’t matters how big is our constitution., it’s a known fact that Indian has the biggest constitution in the world which Indians are proud about while the united states has the shortest constitutions with just 7 articles. It doesn’t matter how big the constitution is framed, there must not be a constitution because there is a country, there must be a great country because there is a constitution. We all read newspapers, yet if we take a video camera and ask about the constitution to our citizens, there would be a very few people who would even know the fact that India runs based on the rules framed on the constitution. People would know about B.R Ambedkar but not much about the constitution.

New cultures, New world!

When the constitution of India was drafted, it was influenced by the constitutions of many other countries, although the way India functions is completely different from those of the countries constitutions which influenced the drafting of our own constitution. As I’ve discussed earlier that a constitution must be the backbone of the country, which determines how the country develops and progresses, similarly our constitutions was influenced from other constitutions which doesn’t make it very functional. After 64 years of freedom, we still are getting to know our country better by its diverse cultures, religions and colours, therefore it’s very important to reframe the constitution as per how we’ve understood our country so far, following an constitution blindly which was drafted and influenced by other countries constitution before we got to know how diverse is our country makes no sense, and would definitely lead to infinite amendments and would not promise a progressing nation as compared to united states and other developed countries.

Our Acceptance

We must get to know the hidden fact that constitutions are made for countries benefit that is compatible with the cultures, the mentality of its people and their acceptance of their adaptivness. When the rules are made by which, as per these rules the country is governed, it makes absolutely no sense, if there rules are borrowed or influenced from other countries, while the culture and mentality of our country is completely different from that of other country. Let’s discuss this with a simple story;

Story of a family

There is an Indian family consisting of 4 members, a father, mother and two children. Here the father sets down the rules which his family must follow, rules like the kids must get back home by 7 o clock evening, no matter what. Now, the important fact here is that the family is a typical Indian family, with an orthodox mindset. The father and the mother are very strict about their children wearing fashionable clothes like jeans and funky hairstyle. They are also very adamant about their children talking or playing with kids of other religion. Now the funny fact is that the kids are studying in a well known school, where there are people with diverse cultures from different families. It becomes a daily trumpet where the kids come home late by 30 minutes because of their extracurricular activities in their schools. Now the parents would definitely have problem with this, to satisfy the condition, the father would amend the rules to match the living standard of the kids. Moreover we are forgetting that fact that the kids have been brought up in an orthodox mindset and henceforth the family would keep on amending the rules whenever possible. The family would lack to adapt to the changing cultures, by this the family would keep amending the rules made, by which their actual mindset would never be compactable with the new cultures. Similarly, our country has a constitution which is been influenced by the countries having different cultures than those of ours, no wonder there are over 96 amendments been made so far, and it’s so big where the government is trying its best to bend the constitution to match the countries cultures, making it even more bigger rule by rule.

What the family must do is to understand that they are now living in a completely new world with a diverse mindsets, they must forget the orthodox mindsets and adapt to the new cultures, they must understand that amending the curfew time for their kids makes no sense, rather they must put it across their mind, the understanding, that they are living in a completely new world which is way different than how it was 50 years back, so instead of amending the rules, they must rather come to an mutual understanding and come with adaptive rules as per the new cultures followed, in their city which will help the family to grow culturally and hold a high value in the society promising its progress. Similarly the government and the people must learn to set the rules for the mutual benefit that adapts to our cultures and our mindsets which definitely promises the progress of our country.

Conclusion

The present constitution is a mere sham, from my personal view, when I tried reading few phrases form the constitution of India, it was not that easy for me to understand it. I had to Google every term here and there to get its exact meaning and then decode it in my mind. The language used is not simple which can be understood by a common man. Not every citizen has studied law or the whole dictionary to understand the constitution. If you ask the very own people around you to read the constitution, very few people would understand the big fat words used it, that’s why we all run to the lawyers who have mastered the skill of the language used in the constitution of India. I feel it’s important to rephrase the words used to a simpler language where even a 10th pass school graduate can read and understand it more easily. Yet it’s a fact that our own constitution is not available in our own national language. This easily determines why we all shut our mouths when we are forced to pay bribes to the lawyers, to the cops, it’s not because they are corrupt, it’s because we don’t know the rule, it’s because we lack the information. The cops would just write down “you have broken the rule number 46, of the traffic act blab la blab…” and their words would just fly over our heads and make us think that “oh this gentleman knows the RULES” to escape from our mistake, we would end up paying a bribe and put an another seedling of corruption. If the constitution is rephrased in to simpler English, and also made available in Hindi and many other regional languages, then we all citizens would know the rules and bear a lot more knowledge so next time we never have a feeling that “he or she knows the RULES”

Our country is growing at a dynamic pace, after 64 years of independence we’ve known so much about our country, why should we follow an constitution which is been influenced from other countries of other cultures which were not even known to us and not existent anymore?

It’s a new India! New cultures and new colours but an old constitutions that is growing bigger every day, and there are lawyers and people in the country mugging it up instead of knowing it! Yet we are proud we have the BIGGEST Constitution… yes we are Indians!

People Who Mocked GOD …

Tancredo Neves (President of Brazil):
During the Presidential campaign, he said if I get 500,000 votes for my party, not even God could remove me from Presidency.

Sure he got the all those votes, but he got sick a day before being made President, then he died days later.

Cazuza (Bio-sexual Brazilian composer, singer and poet):
During A show in Canecio ( Rio de Janeiro ), while smoking his cigarette, he puffed out some smoke into the air and said: ‘God, that’s for you.’

He died at the age of 32 of LUNG CANCER in a horrible manner.

The man behind building the Titanic…


After the construction of Titanic, a reporter asked him how safe the Titanic would be. With an ironic tone he said: ‘Not even God himself can sink it’ the ship was also named unsinkable, in the movie TITANIC this dialogue was also uttered by a character.

The result: everyone knows what happened to the Titanic


Bon Scott (Singer): The ex-vocalist of the AC/DC. On one of his 1979 songs he sang: ‘Don’t stop me; I’m going down all the way, down the highway to hell‘.

On the 19th of February 1980, Bon Scott was found dead, he had been choked by his own vomit.

In Campinas , Brazil a group of friends, drunk, went to pick up a friend…..

The mother accompanied her to the car and was so worried about the drunkenness of her friends and she said to the daughter holding her hand, who was already seated in the car:
‘My Daughter, Go with God And May He Protect You.’

She (Daughter) responded: ‘Only If He (God) Travels In The Trunk, (which she was carrying) Cause Inside Here…..It’s Already Full ‘

Hours later, news came by that they had been involved in a fatal accident, everyone had died, the car could not be recognized what type of car it had been, but surprisingly, the trunk was intact. The police said there was no way the trunk could have remained intact. To their surprise, inside the trunk was a crate of eggs, none was broken.

God is formless, nameless, … He’s everything and everyone ! Have faith and trust in him

3 Filters – Truth, Goodness, Usefullness…

One day an acquaintance came to meet Chanakya and said to him excitedly ,” do you know what I just heard about your friend ?”

” Just wait a while”, Chanakya replied.” Before you tell me anything I would like you to go through a little test which I call the triple filter test”.

” What’s that?” asked the acquaintance.

” I will tell you”, Chanakya said.” Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you are going to say. That is why I call it the Triple filter test. The first filter is ‘Truth.’ Are you sure that what you are about to tell me is true?”

“No”, the man said.” Actually, I just heard about it.”

“All right”, said Chanakya.” So you don’t really know if it is true or not. Now lets us try the second Filter, the filter of ‘Goodness’. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good?”

“No, on the contrary..”

“So”, Chanakya continued,” You wanted to tell me something bad about him but you are not certain it is true. You may still pass the test because there is one filter left; the filter of ‘Usefulness’. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?”

“No, not really…”

“Well”, Continued Chanakya,” If you want to tell me what may not be true and is neither good nor useful, why tell it to me at all?”

MORAL OF THE STORY: He who repeats the ill he hears of another is the true slanderer


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Humility is Power – Understand It !

Humility means that you should be humble. Don’t brag about your abilities, about how smart you are. When you do this you are saying that I am smart, and you are not, I am special, and you are not. The fact of the matter is that you are the other person, who you have become is your choice, you have chosen to be this program that you call you, but you are the entire system also, and you can be whatever you wish to be. Don’t try to force your truth on others, don’t attempt to make them believe what you believe or see things how you see them. If they come to you, that is fine, but if you go to them, don’t go into the conversation thinking that you know what you are talking about and the other person doesn’t. They are simply another aspect of your Self.

Exalt not thine heart above the children of men, lest it be brought lower than the dust. If thou be great among men, be honored for knowledge and gentleness. If thou seek eth to know the nature of a friend, ask not his companion, but pass a time alone with him. Debate with him, testing his heart by his words and his bearing.
– Emerald Tablets of Thoth

The Revolution in technology and culture.

The world is in the midst of a technological change that is transforming the way people collect, distribute, store and use information. Most of the public discourse and political debate has focused on technical or mechanical issues, as most people have been transfixed by the development and workings of the Internet etc, e-mail, and the so called World Wide Web.

A machine is a complex construction of parts that can do a task, it was designed for autonomously. I’d say the windmill was the first machine. Point is that many people “gave birth” to machines, more or less simultaneously in history, probably all over the world, without being in direct contact. The means of how people distributed and recorded information was a piece of paper.

The transformation gradually happened from papyrus to slate and then to black boards. Now in the revolution of Digital technology, the slates are the laptops and the black board is not more than a LCD projection!

The technological developments haven’t come to a rest yet. The opposite is true: the amount of technological presence and development is accelerating. When placing the technological growth in a time line of the Earth’s history, it’s like an explosion. The state of technology is like an embryo, rapidly evolving, soon to show its new born character. Strange things will come. But one day, the acceleration will start to slow down, to maybe one day coming to a stop. What wave will come after the technology wave? A tech-cultural Wave ?

A question that recurred in our digital class discussions was the nature of individual identity and sense of self in the online world in distributing data. Our identities are constructed through interaction with others. As these interactions increasingly are mediated electronically, new ways of constituting the self may emerge.
Research into the effects of electronic information technologies on individual identity formation is needed. The possibilities afforded by new technologies for developing novel relationships among all users, including constructions of personal and professional identities, also should be examined.

Piracy is the burning word that no body cares now days. In fact iPods’ aren’t popular because of music, its popular because alternate piracy methods such as torrents, free mp3 downloads are popular all over the internet. People spend huge money on iPods’, internet and technology just because the viral means of piracy is the alternative. People are just being good sharing media, also looking at their profitable ends that meet together.

The digital culture classes made me rethink, a lot of facts and organize them together to understand how lucky the todays generations are !
The technological development never stops, so as it affects the way we live and the way we organize, distribute and use the information and resources. What never changes is the way of  the perception of the information, that has and should remain as a audio and visual way.

A report by Chandan Raikar

A camera that can capture your entire life

I recently heard about the news of a camera that can capture every pictures of your life

It’s a UK-based firm that will soon launch a camera that a person can wear as a pendant to record every moment of his or her life.

Originally developed as the SenseCam by Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK, for researchers studying Alzheimer’s and other dementias, the ViconRevue can soon be used by consumers to create “lifelogs” that archive their entire lives, researchers claim.

Worn on a cord around the neck, the camera takes pictures automatically as often as once every 30 seconds. It also uses an accelerometer and light sensors to snap an image when a person enters a new environment, and an infrared sensor to take one when it detects the body heat of a person in front of the wearer.
The revolutionary device can fit 30,000 images onto its 1-gigabyte memory, reports New Scientist.
The device is already been decided it into large-scale production.

the camera pendant

the camera pendant

Technology is on a race with the human evolution, and will soon take over the human mind, but as my opinions about such devices are actually very negative, actually these devices make life worse. Life so getting shorter day by day, one wouldn’t have all the time to sit and have a look at all the pictures of his or her life. The device may be very useful to people who investigate things, or even VIP’s.

Developing such a technology is the best, where it’s possible to retrieve all the data (pictures of videos) to a digital format from a human brain, rather than developing and investing on such kind of technology.