Sunday, April 24, 2011

"Baraka"

One of the most amazing movies I ever did see:


must watch.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Genesis"

He was a young god
So he worked with furious abandon
Strewing his precious suns around
In largely useless galaxies

Grandiose in his use of mountains, water, sky,
But not merely bombastic
For the detail of the microscopic was ingenious
Beyond the imagination of his predecessors
And the uses, particularly of form and colour...

But he wasn't sure
Not quite sure, even when he had finished,
Especially then,

That he had solved such questions as
The relation of stability to change...

Cycles of birth and death were a masterpiece
But they weren't, not quite...

Yet, oh, the thing was beautiful
Turning and glittering and many-coloured
Infinite in all directions in space and time
And yet completely self-complete...

But he wasn't sure

So, as a sort of flourish to his signature
An underline for curtain
He made an animal in his own image
Except of course, for the dimensions lost
Transferring from eternity to time
Gave it the last perception of his mind
The sense of incompleteness
The gap between the intended and the done
The utter sadness of magnificence not quite

He gave it that
And asked of it perfection
~Evan Jones

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

"I Know Places" - Lykke Li




I know places we can go babe
I know places we can go babe
The high won't fade here babe
No, the high wont hurt here babe

I know places we can go babe
I know places we can go babe
Where the highs wont bring you down babe
No, the highs wont hurt you there babe

Don't ask me when, but ask me why
Dont ask me how, but ask me where
There is a road. There is a way
There is a place. There is a place

I know places we can go babe

Coming home. Come unfold babe
And, the high wont fade here babe
No, the high wont hurt here babe

So,
Come lay....and wait....
Now won't you lay...and wait...wait on me.

I know places we can go babe
Coming home. Come unfold babe
I know places we can go babe
Coming home. Come unfold babe

Monday, April 04, 2011

we should sit back and contemplate how beautiful computing actually is. i can send out a thought to a million people in five seconds. today. modern computing software-hardware are broken down to just zeroes and ones. that's every program and every interface. zeroes and ones. if only biology functioned that way.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Lovely Song of the Day!

Critic

I watch in disappointment as one of my all-time-favourite director/producer/writer Vishal Bhardwaj literally loses the plot. Please don't sell out Vishal. Take your time.


Makdee (Children’s film; 2002) ****1/2
Starring Shabana Azmi, Makrand Deshpande, Shweta Prasad


Maqbool (2004)*****
Based on Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Starring Irfan Khan, Tabu, Pankaj Kapoor, Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah

The Blue Umbrella (Children’s film; 2005) ****
Based on The Blue Umbrella by Ruskin Bond
Starring Pankaj Kapoor, Shreya Sharma, Deepak Dobriyal


Omkara (2006) *****
Based on Othello by William Shakespeare
Starring Ajay Devgan, Vivek Oberoi, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Bipasha Basu, Naseeruddin Shah


Kaminey (2009) ***1/2
Starring Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra

7 Khoon Maaf (2010) *1/2
Based on Susanna's Seven Husbands by Ruskin Bond
Starring Priyanka Chopra, Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham, Irrfan Khan, Aleksandr Dyachenko, Annu Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Vivaan Shah, Usha Uthup



Spring in Leiden

In March, I fell in love with the Sun. Like some real serious love.
In March, I fell in love with Astronomers. Like some real serious love.
In March, I fell in love with some Jumpers. Like some real serious love.




















And in March, I fell in love with some Zombies



Happy Birthday V