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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Eye of the tiger

I have been grappling with this question myself and was quite hesitant to post anything related to this on our blog simple because any religious statement is always laden (no pun intended) with fervor.

"One's pain is someone else's entertainment" - rough translation of a dialogue from Hindi movie 'KALYUG'

"Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder" - old saying.

So were the caricatures of Prophet Mohammed (may peace be upon him) someone's pain to entertain someone else or is it that the beholder's have not seen the beauty.

The reason I am in this doubt is because of another, though not as publicized, episode of our own M F Hussain. This indian painter has painted, nude paintings of Hindu gods and godesses and further more a nude representation of the India. Well a minority of Sanatan (=hindu) organizations have objected and made some attempts to make the public more aware of this. But that is being touted as Art and Beauty, while something else is insulting.

Someone help me understand the difference.

DISCLAIMER: This post is not intended to offend or criticize anybody's sentiments and neither to denounce any religion. Its only intention is to help understand the actions.


Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Beep beep beep. You have been tagged!

Help, i have been tagged. Serves me right for writing about the joy of blowing soap bubbles - i am doing something very similar now. Click here if you want the whole story . The basic idea is about choosing a theme (a bunch of questions) and forcing it down every unsuspecting friend's throat. The theme (or meme as it is called) is replicated with each person in the chain answering it.

Apparently i will be a poor sport if i don't play along - when did i hear that last, 10 minutes ago? So here we go...

4 Jobs you have had in your life
- Polar Bear Fur Shearer.
- Luggage Carrier on Moutaineering Expeditions.
- Llama milkman.
- Research Assistant.

4 Movies you would watch over and over again
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
- Postino.
- The Motorcycle Diaries.
- Austin Powers - Goldmember.

4 Places you have lived
- Pondicherry.
- Aarani.
- Ooty.
- Chennai.

4 Places you have been on Vacation
- Sultan's Batteri, Kerala, India.
- Andaman and Nicobar, India.
- Cochin, Kerala, India.
- Silent Valley, Tamilnadu, India.

4 TV shows you would love to watch
- Star Trek: The Next Generation
- Robotech
- Big O
- Cosmos

4 Websites you visit daily
- Ucomics
- BBC news
- The Hindu
- National Geographic photo of the day

4 of your favorite foods
- Sora puttu
- Mutton Biriyani
- Gulab Jamuns
- Jack Fruit

4 places you would rather be
- 4 x here.

4 bloggers you are tagging
-Ivan Noble