Archive for May, 2008

May 29, 2008

Look Up, Hannah

Thanks to my little bro boobesh– found a very inspiration speech from a man who most of us abhor may be for very different reason.

Did you know? the two men- Adolf Hitler & Charlie Chaplin were born within four days of each other.

The Great Dictator is movie made by Charlie Chaplin- about Adenoid Hynkel(Chaplin), the power-mad ruler of Tomania, and a humble Jewish barber suffering under the dictator’s rule.

Chaplin ends the movie with the barber’s speech calling for peace and prophesying a hopeful future for troubled mankind.

Video @ Look Up, Hannah
The Great Dictator movie by Charlie Chaplin. Film ends with the barber, having been mistaken for the dictator, delivering an address in front of great audience and over the radio to the nation, following the Tomanian take-over of Osterlich (an obvious reference to the German Anschluss of Austria on March 12, 1938). The address is widely interpreted as an out-of-character personal plea from Chaplin. Chaplin’s controversial speech, seen as an overtly political speech, may have contributed to the litany of reasons he was ultimately denied reentry in the United States during the McCarthy era.
Transcript @Speech from Charlie Chaplin

Look up! Look up! The clouds are lifting – the sun is breaking through. We are coming out of the darkness into the light. We are coming into a new world. A kind new world where men will rise above their hate and brutality.
The soul of man has been given wings – and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow – into the light of hope – into the future, that glorious future that belongs to you, to me and to all of us. Look up. Look up

Timeless speech- almost 70years later we all aspire for the same.

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May 21, 2008

3 Mistakes of my life

Chetan Bhagat is back with 3Mistakes of my life. I am yet to get hold of this book. Too bad, its not available in Amazon or other online stores. I had requested friends traveling from India to get a couple of me. any lucky person who got initial review?

http://chetanbhagat.com/the_books/t3moml/excerpt.html

May 11, 2008

Malgudi Days – TV series

R.K. Narayan’s Malgudi Days– is one of my all time favorite story collection. and If its your favorite too.. then you might remember DD(indian national Televesion channel) TV series Malgudi Days. althou I was too young to remember but I manage to saw some in later days. But now thanks to technology I had opportunity to see the whole series(along with some of the other DD classics).

Complete Episode Playlist – http://in.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=4E8D174AB04C6171

Malgudi Days is the classic collection of short stories by R.K.Narayan is set in the small Indian town of Malgudi which is inhabited by timeless characters who could be living anywhere in the world. This TV series contains poignant short stories which also depict interesting anecdotes from the life of those who lives in Malgudi.

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May 6, 2008

Hypocrite

Talking about Burma’s Cyclone- First Ofcourse thoughts goes out for those who are suffering in Myanmar.

and about US reaction:

Hypocrite – Laura Bush & Bush talking about Burma’s government and who they haven’t warmed people about recently cyclone and wasn’t prepared. also . Also saying Burma’s Military haven’t reacted properly during aftermath(which might be true). But I wonder- what was she or her husband doing when Katerina reached New Orleans. When US government so called super power was incapable of handing pre or post Katerina effects and till date people are still recovering, Mr & Mrs.Bush should feel ashamed and shouldn’t talk about Burma’s government reaction.

Is it just me being crazy? Why none of major media outlets/reporter asking such questions to them when these kind of press meet happens.!!?

Just incase if I am misinterpreted- I don’t regard any Military Government(Myanmar is no expectation) as good alternative to democracy. also I must admit that I am not very help about Indian(my) government’s stands on Burma.

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