Archive for January, 2009

January 13, 2009

Oracle of Alan Greenspan

71 people have died as a direct or indirect consequence of Greenspan’s policies, actions or advices,.. Source: Alan Greenspan’s body count
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January 10, 2009

Free Hug Campaign in Indian style

Free Hug Campaign in Indian Style by A.R.Rahman

my sincere hope & wish- this Campaign in India spreads message & hands for its intentions (and not for ‘free hugs’ only)).

my (virtual)Hug to you all.

January 6, 2009

Movie Review: Dasvidaniya

I got to watch Dasvidaniya(hindi movie) recently. Like most hindi movie these days- its not a fresh idea(‘inspired’ by bucket list) without any twisted tale(one screen in particular ‘inspired’ from love actually). Its a situational bitter-sweet comedy story about a shy/lonely/boring 37yr old bachelor with middle-class existence and without any motivation to change daily life or meaningless lifestyle until the day he finds only 3month of life is left-in him.

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Facing prospect of dying without enjoying life, he decides to make list of things-to-do-before-dying. He settles score with boss and embarks on journey to fulfill his bucket list– foriegn trip, meeting childhood friend, confessing love to first and only crush, guitar, buying a car,.
I would say some of things in list is flimme, meaningless and unrealistic. Script is not perfect but that’s beside the point- It’s the treatment, presentations and concept makes it good-to-watch(3/5) movie. Its a emotionally journey which notes difference between surviving vs living.

Cast and Director have done a good job. Its worth watching even thought you might want to fast-forward/skip few scenes.

January 2, 2009

Ubuntu

after New Year’s Eve fun night, I decided to take a New Year’s 1st day at ease reading through some stuff and browse some good videos. so landed on Bill Clinton’s speech at 2006 UK Labour Party Conference(below). I thought, I will begin new year blog by the sharing this speech.

Although I am not always aligned with Blair’s & Clinton’s Policies but I do consider them among few smartest & decent politicians in the world and ofcourse very good speakers. What particularly impressive about this speech is that he was talking about human-geno project’s finding which highlights how little different we humans are even with so much diversity in our race, religion,.. yet all(including western society) focus on 0.1% difference and ignoring 99.9% similarities we share.

If we were the most beautiful, the most intelligent, the most wealthy, the most powerful person – and then found all of a sudden that we were alone on the planet, it wouldn’t amount to a hill of beans…
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Ubuntu means I am because you are

very impressive speech & content. 
would strongly recommend especially last 10mins of the speech.

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