Saturday, October 23, 2004

Some times precious things comes to you free, almost free or for ten rupees.
I picked up an old worn out 'The Joy Luck Club' by Amy Tan from a junk shop next to my flat. Actually it was not a second hand bookshop. I was just passing by, my eyes caught sight of a book with the word 'shishi'with a samurai's picture on it. I ve heard Mifune say this word in some Kurosawa film, so I jumped inside and grabbed the book. But it turned out to be some sort of samurai pulp stuff, that too written by a foreigner. Then I noticed another book lying there and asked vendor to pick it up. It was The Joy Luck Club. I hid my excitement because I dont want the vendor to hijack my Joy. Me ask the price he say ten.
I no believe my ears,pay the money fast and ran home, scared that he may change his mind. Been reading it since then, Great book man. I am reading it slow, Like i read de poetry
savouring each word and incidents.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Christopher Reeve 1952-2004

As a childhood hero 'The Superman', he personified Physical Strength
and Power; as omnipotent and benevolent as a Man God can get.
He bought kryptonian magic into our dreams and made us wish secretly
that one fine morning we will be the master of such powers which will
transform our puny, unimportant life into a super-duper mega adventure

Years later, as one of the life's greatest irony, our Superman fell from a
horse and injured his spine, beginning the most gruelling, painful and vegetable
existence till his death last week. The person whom you saw on the
wheelchair was not Superman, but a broken and biologically useless
human being.

Later, the whole world stood up in awe when they witnessed
the phoenix like ressurection of human spirit from that inert humanbody.
Strenght of this man's spirit grew bigger than the Superman he created. It
gave poeple hope, it made them dream even when there was nothing to
stand upon. It taught the world that nothing could break a human, how
small or puny he may look. It taught them to turn around and look life
straight in the eye and say let's play, roll with the punches.....

Fairwell to my Childhood hero
Source of strength in my Adulthood

Sunday, October 03, 2004

PC Magazine’s April 2004 choices for the web’s top 100 sites.

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