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Thursday, September 27, 2007

On partition

एक आग का दरिया बहा
लकीरें खिंच गए मादरे-वतन पे
उजाड़ ले गए आंधी एक गाँव को
वीरान सा पड़ा,धड़कता रह दिल.
बँट गया कारवां,वक़्त के मार से
मातम मनानें के लिए आंसू भी ना निकले
अब तो यादें धुन्धुलाते हुए आती हैं..
एक मुस्कराहट देखे ज़माना हो गया !!
This poem is dedicated to Qurat-ul-Ain Haider .

Big 3

Study of literature left everlasting impression on me since childhood days. I came across many gems of English and Hindi language. As having a sentimental nature, I had admired these 3 writers. They are inherent in me forever..
P.B.Shelley
Mark Twain
Oscar Wilde
They are mighty ones on whom shoulders, I rose and learned about this place called as world. I will not recommend any masterpiece of them because each individual has its own choice and taste.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Go for Gmail


Anyone finds chicks like these with 1 account on Gmail,then contact me...

Thursday, September 13, 2007

ICC World Twenty 20



Twenty20 has been a real crowd-puller, and not only for the cricket .......

Monday, September 10, 2007

Song of Aragorn


All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

by J R R Tolkien

Remarks on AMU

AMU Sucks!!!! :I was much astonished by reading this blog article about communal ragging in Aligarh.AMU is the one of the best university,the Muslims can boast off.I was thinking of my fellow Muslim students who never faced such a communal ragging due to their religion.
When the world is moving forward in term of tolerance,most educated Muslim minds are behaving like irrational citizens of India.
#I am changing the name of topic as it shows AMU in dark color without ant evidence.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Louis Malle

Louis Malle's Personal Quotes:
1-It is only when memory is filtered through imagination that the films we make will have real depth.
2-The longer I live, the less I trust ideas, the more I trust emotions.
3-I tend to think that I repeat myself, so I try to resist the temptation to return to what I have already explored.
4-I think predictability has become the rule and I'm completely the opposite -- I like spectators to be disturbed.
5-You see the world much better through a camera.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

The Truman Show


The Truman Show (1998)
An unassuming film:
It is thought provoking on so many levels, well acted and thoroughly enjoyable piece of craftwork. This is a deep movie, bound to become an art film. Too few films ask us to question the world around us.
Starting as a comedy, I am always taken by how well the film moves to become more and more interesting but yet never loses sight of those audience members who have come for the basic story. Of course by seeming to tackle so many subjects and issues in such a short running time, the film never really gets its teeth deep into any one of them but this is not a major problem because it leaves us to do that in our heads after the film finishes.We grow to care for Truman and this makes the ending an emotional and satisfying one even if some viewers will bemoan the fact that (to them) it appears 'open ended'. That it is also a very thought-provoking affair is only a bonus, with the satire working on many levels.
I came away from 'The Truman Show' feeling inspired which is the goal of good filmmaking. Jim Carrey (Truman Burbank) was outstanding as Truman, underplaying him, not making him too comic or too dramatic, but giving true sincerity when asked. Ed Harris (Christof) has always been a good actor, but in this movie he's a great actor. He plays Christof with such arrogance and bullheadedness that you don't know whether he's helping or destroying Truman. He and the director, Peter Weir, deserved their Oscar nods. The cast is roundly superb even if the majority of them are in minor roles.

First off, a logical individual knows the whole premise of "The Truman Show" could never happen. So we must look for a deeper meaning to this film. To me, it is a re-statement of the old saw "it is better to be free and risk the perils of life than to be confined and protected in an artificial world." When the lady comes on the bike with the basket, then the dog and then the yellow Volkswagen it reminded me of how repetitive life seems at times, when we think that nothing is going to change and we want changes. The Director was like God, the creator, I think that all of us have questioned God and have been angry at him. Truman's world seemed so "perfect"! Our world seems much like that, everything is a matter of perception.
This movie is also testament that the inquiring mind cannot be contained no matter the inculcation. Truman WANTS to discover new horizons; to think outside his box. When computer glitches alert him to his being watched, it inspires him to get to the bottom of the mystery.

The film wants to take a philosophical look at free will versus a higher power and reality versus fantasy. It doesn't always work as the satire often keeps you from thinking too deeply about the underlying themes and the philosophical stuff keeps the satire from biting as well as it could.
The film's surrealistic nature is frightening when the viewer realizes the legal feasibility in today's society, and it offers a great message about who or what we assume God to be and how He (he?) would react to our personal drives for discovery to challenge a world we treat as an aquarium. Some things to note and ponder: The way the real-life viewers ignore the real lives of their compatriots and customers while focusing on a false life on screen; whose life is more real and whose is worth living?

In the end this film is closer in spirit to psychological dramas and sci-fi movies where a person suddenly realizes they are the pawn in some grand experiment or a prisoner in an alien world than it is to anything in our current "reality TV" obsessed culture. Eventually it touches on a very basic conflict all humans must face: The universe does not revolve around us. In the closing moments we are excited for Truman because he finally realizes there is a whole new world out there to explore, but also slightly saddened because we know all to well that he will never be able to return to that idyllic "childhood" existence.

The paradoxical and disturbing messages in this movie should be examined for decades to come. Instead, the insight aspect of The Truman Show has been catapulted by a society that would more readily watch "reality" than live it. The film raises some interesting points about our fascination with life as seen through the magnifying lens of television, and the morality of real lives viewed as so much entertainment. The audience that watched the Truman Show in the movie was a self-indulgent audience of consumers who wanted to be entertained no matter what the cost to Truman, reminded me of the soaps opera & Paparazzi, of how we like to know about the celebrities, and ultimately of how the product could be the death of someone such as Princess Diana or Truman Burbank.
At times poignant, at times funny, always an undertone of darkness, The Truman Show is a metaphor for the pioneering spirit which cannot be contained; never more apparent than the final scenes .The final scene is a majestic, long-awaited finish to an intellectual movie. Those are the same viewers who prefer slapstick, obvious humor to the subtle layers presented here. This is a thinking person's movie. If you can't see the underlying message here, of course you won't like it!

My Country Awake

गुरुदेव के शब्द

"Where the mind is without fear and the head held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by Thee into ever-widening thought and action;
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake."

by Rabindranath Tagore

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

ITBHU chorus

IT Chorus

Hand in hand we go together,
Hand in hand we are singing along.
Side by side we face the music,
Win or lose we always sing a song.

Wave the flag, we’ll keep it flying,
Till the sun shines o’er the land.
If the luck is good we’ll always share the cheers,
If the luck is bad, we’ll gladly bear the tears.

Till the day we turn the corner,
We’ll keep on as long as we are hand in hand.
If you keep on smiling at the rainbow,
You will never mind a shower of rain.

Keep your head on the clouds,
Don’t get lost in the crowds.
Always keep the song in your heart,
And shout hip-hip hurrah.

By- Prof. Charles. A. King
First Principal of theBanaras Engineering College (BENCO)

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Good Morning ITBHU

Old saying ...

Early to bed and early to rise, Makes man Healthy wealthy wise.

I can make only thing sure that, it does not fit to ITians at any time of their stay here in IT-BHU. All of us try to attend the classes but mostly fall short of their plan execution. If every student would start following the same routine of sleeping ,waking up and getting refreshed then our institute would fall short of bathrooms.

It sounds amazing but a true scene of our hostel capacity versus bathrooms provided. Some of us (mostly GMATs) are there sneaking early in the morning air. Most of students (No idea about She-males and females of institute) wake up nearly between 7:05 and & 7:45 AM. Hence they adjust in coming years according to the wake up schedule of each other (Team Work).

Mostly problems faced is in 1st year when every body is hurrying to attend the classes in starting months. Adaption according to the need became the mantra of the ITBHUians in coming years. In 2nd and 3rd year everybody knows the time to kick ass of others for compelling him to attend classes. Problem of attendance is big threat if you are in Mechanical Engineering otherwise not a great deal..

Then comes the age of wisdom and renunciation.
Here is the arrival of 4th year. Last year is bench marked with low attendance and relax mood of 90% of batch. Few stubborn GMATs still maintain their body clock ticking in the same old fashion way. Now, most guys will not stand up at time if there is no call of nature (short or long), such is theirs devotion to sleeping princess of morning dreams..

But chill guys,wake up from your dreams(dry or wet)...These days are limited so just enjoy it!!!
One thing you will surely learn at ITBHU is "how to make your body clock adjustable to cope with each demand and challenges."

Monday, September 3, 2007

The Forces of Creativity: Chaos

While discussing with my mentor about India,a strange dialogue comes between him and me.

Me-- India is a place of high potential but nurturing is not done properly.

Mentor--If migration of Indian talent to America would stop,you can achieve much better.
Mentor--India is a country of high chaos !!!

Me-- Where is chaos,there is high chance of creativity and innovation.

Mentor--Place of high chaos have least stability..
Mentor--Everybody wants to be in equilibrium,dynamic only.

Me--Remarkably true sir.
Too many parameters determine the fate of system,the system tend to be chaotic.
But evolution will take much better in such environment due to stiff competition rather than any other place.

Uff..Darwin just saved my opinion and point of view..

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Vision

"Hesitating to act because the whole vision might not be achieved, or because others do not yet share it, is an attitude that only hinders progress."

It is thought of a beautiful Sunday.
On this day, I have got severe conjunctivitis in my eyes but the futuristic vision has not gone. Let's see what I will achieve in coming tests.

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