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Saturday, March 04, 2006


Being away from the family for a few months... miles away... gives you a lot of time for nothing... The biggest challenge that I face during my travel is killing time... especially when you are in the west where social life is close to a nil. That is a huge culture clash...

A friend of mine gave me this link of torrents website from where anyone can download films using a file sharing technique... And I got glued to it.. Back in India, I was never a movie buff and I was as pathetic as 1 or 2 movies in a year... In the past 3 months here... I saw atleast 10 - 15 movies... and close to 5 of them.. downloaded from this torrents.

Back to my subject, this film was just amazing! It leaves a pricking feeling in your mind... I have seen an earlier picture of TV Chandran, Dani.. that was very good. The film is about an educated well-to-do youth who commits suicide on one fine day and none knows the reason behind. His fiancee goes in search of the reson behind this and meets a lot of people, all of them who has good memories of association with him and how he used to react to the dirt in the society. Finally, it is concluded that he commits suicide of "being ashamed to be alive"...

Though this can't be classified as an art film, it strikes a good chord between the viewers and the narration. Chandran is also pointing his fingers to the high suicide rate among the youth in the most literate Kerala.

Only a few films would give that hang-over after you see the film... This was one of them... and I had it for almost 2-3 days.

By the way, I am going to join my family in another weeks time... and I am excited !! I would be missing these films... but what is better in life than being with your family, listening to the giggling of a 5 month old daughter...

Yes, I wouldn't be missing anything...

Thursday, March 02, 2006

The Snow - A nostalgic desperation

My dear friend,
I can feel the snow melting through
the nerves of January.
The love you left behind the frozen window
of memories is scaring me.
Do you remember those days, my friend, when
we use to dream of the spring
after these rain of fire?
The days when the stars come down to earth
to dance with us?
I remember your words, my friend, that
A new dawn will follow this frozen night
wiping out the darkness
A new light whose brightness will burn all those
whores who speak of charity
Why did you give me this, my dear friend??
This burning coal of kindness and
the rage of bitter truth
Now I wish, my friend, I be with you. . .

Hello World !

Greetings !!!!

I have been thinking of this from quite some time... A lot of thought, considerations, hiccups and guess what...It took a long 3 months for me to decide... pretty long... huh??

That may be why I feel that I belong to a soon to be extinct species...
Like Hell... anyways me too has arrived...