Friday, September 26, 2008

Truth and doubt

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
- Rene Descartes

Friday, September 12, 2008


Enjoy. The online radio station is playing a piece by Ustad Vilayat Khan right now. Exquisite. Isn't beauty the central aim of Indian music? I feel the same cannot be said of Western classical music. Music of the Baroque period may be an exception. Baroque is my favourite Western mode; Bach my favourite composer. Beauty, invention, art, even devotion.

Happy Onam.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Movies I saw recently...

Andrei Tarkovsky

Ivan's Childhood
Andrei Tarkovsky

The Wild Bunch
Sam Peckinpah

Ashes of time
Wong Kar-Wai

Carl Theodor Dreyer

Woman in dunes
Hiroshi Teshigahara

Ghost Dog : The Way Of The Samurai
Jim Jarmusch

In a Lonely Place
Nicholas Ray

Dead Man
Jim Jarmusch

The Royal Tenenbaums
Wes Anderson

Alejandro González Iñárritu

Edward scissorhands
Tim Burton

The Happening
M.Night Shyamalan

The man who knew too little
Jon Amiel

Andrew Stanton

Tony Bancroft And Barry Cook