Another harrowing terrorist incident in India and people just moved on. So did the dead people – the dead innocent people. I may be a little late in trying to shed my tears for the loss of innocent lives in Varanasi. But an interesting post I read in a blog (http://soonapaana.blogspot.com) made me think about this and actually write about this. The dead people have moved on. Indeed. But their loss, I am sure is being felt by every single family member and every single friend they had when they were alive. This blogger was just amused by the inexplicable (may be not) media phenomenon – which tends to glorify the living for their spirit to move on. Of course, it would be hard to argue if the spirit really needs glorification or not because it deals with human mind and castigating such glorification would make me inhuman. Yet, I agreed with the blogger’s view and questioned the media – What else would these people do?
Censuring apart, the arguably satisfying yet surprising factor was that there were no major flare-ups. There was no major sectarian violence reported in any part of the country, at least as a result of the above incident. So, another Ayodhya was averted.
Well. My script writing hobby(!!) finally took off this past weekend. The Magic Screenwriter tool that I purchased about 5 years ago was finally put into use although I managed to finish only 2 pages in one sitting. It is kind of odd that a project team movie idea should finally motivate me to write this script. But now, I have kind of pushed myself into a corner. I have to get the script ready this weekend for this 6-7 minute movie so that I can shoot the movie the following week and spend the following week editing it. Sometimes, discontinuity dampens your drive to do something. Just don’t want that to happen to my first attempt in making a movie (doesn’t matter if this is going to be quite a damp squib). So much fun to look forward to before a family get together Easter weekend which is going to be immediately followed by a 3 week Indian Summer in ……
Much to the chagrin of myself, I have recently not dwelled deep (in blog terms) into stuff that have definitely affected me, interested me and more importantly kept me entertained. Getting busy at work is just an excuse. What have I got? Hmm…Godfather music (of course by AR Rahman), Vettaiyadu Vilaiyadu (Kamal Hassan starrer, yet to be released but has generated quite a bit of an interest), Lord of the Rings stage musical, recently read books, upcoming concerts, my racquetball scene, my recently concluded teaching venture (much like the one I did last year), some movies and of course the always passionate topics around politics & Republican bashing.
Have to mention one thing that caught my cricketing ear recently was the amazing Aus-SA game where runs were scored at utopian pace. Who would have believed 434 can really be chased? I need to get hold of that DVD sometime.
All that and more – so much happening around that I do sometimes feel disconnected & look up to people who stay on top of these things. I need a dynamic priority generating chip in my brain.