March 29, 2005

Australian Dream!

Information: Who wants it?

Do you agree that the value of information is declining. For example, we have easy access (often free) to information which once, we needed to pay for it (The accuracy of the information is a different matter!). So, we often bombarded with these information wave - baffling us to choose which is useful and which is useless. So, information is cheap, abundant. If you start giving information, no one will listen to you. Imagine, you go and tell in an interview that I know all the facts and figures and formulae etc. Will you get a job, you bet, you WOULD NOT! Because, the so-called vital information which you memorized in the schools, colleges are a mere WASTE. So, what next?

Ideas. Your Ideas. Opinions. Your Opinions. These are the valuables you should develop and preserve. You have to absorb the information and develop your own views / ideas on that. If you write in an exam whatever is given in the textbook, what value YOU are adding. Think, Try to be original!

The popularity of Blogs - such a nice example. Everyone wants to express their own ideas, views, opinions and thoughts. Others just love to read about you, they want to see YOU in your writings!

So, Think on YOUR OWN!

Life of Pi: An Incredible Journey!

I do not read Fiction. So far, only 4 novels, I have read, "Rage of Angels" (wonderful!), "Bloodline" and "Abduction" by Robin Cook and listened to "Life of Pi" recently! I have heard much about this Booker Prize winning work of Yann Martel, But Life of Pi ý When I heard the audio book I was amazed by the breathtaking journey of a 16-year-old Indian boy with a Bengal tiger, after a tragic sinking of a cargo ship. Its truly stunning, delightful experience of reading. Still, the images of lifeboat and the flying fishes, the zebra, hyena, orang-utan are lingering in my mind. And that unbelievable sand less island ý composed of algae and trees and mea cats! In this a character says, ýThis is a story which will make you believe in the existence of God!ý True, this is beyond human comprehension and belief that this boy could survive for more than 200 days in the company of wild animals in the Pacific! It is the triumph of human spirit (with the blessings of God) against all the odds. I also heard that Manoj N Shyamalan is writing a screenplay to direct this as his next film, Is that true? If you are going to read, you might find hard to put this down! Can a reader reasonably ask for anything more? Strongly Recommended!

March 24, 2005

Fahrenheit 9/11

Yesterday, I watched Fahrenheit 9/11 an amazing documentary behind the September 11 attack and George W Bush administration style. Earlier, when I came to Australia, when I told them I am from South India. Immediately, they expressed their sorrow for the Tsunami, and asked patiently how we could deal with that disaster. And the money, which poured in from all of the other parts of the planet, is another example for people's care. Everyone in remote corners of the world knows the pain and sorrow. People do not hate each other.

So, it's crystal clear people love each other, no matter what their country of origin is. An American never hates an African or an Australian never sees an Indian as enemy. Recently, I met an American student in my University who told me she is an American. Immediately, she reiterated "Do NOT hate me as I am from America, I am also against George Bush!" (I didn't ask anything!).

Who is responsible for September 11 attack? A nation of innocent people from Middle Asia or A few unscrupulous, anti-social elements who did not value human lives? Who is responsible for Iraq Bombings and torture of millions of Muslims now? America or Bush & co? (Where are the weapons of Mass Destruction, Mr Bush?)

What do the individuals want to prove? That they are Great? It takes less than a second to lose your life in the nature. Big Dreams, Big Egos, Big Things .. Comes to NOTHING against the will of Mother Nature

So, we can conclude that, the acts of war, terrorism are created by some individuals with a few obedient men around them (who execute). But, the losers? Innocent men, women, children..Do you feel for them? Write if you any different views!

March 1, 2005

My visit to Victor Harbour

My visit to Victor Harbour

I went to the tour of Victor Harbour (a coastal suburb.. beautiful
place..Granite Island is located there!) , sadly it was drizzling and
chilly winds were blowing..On the way to VH though, it was cloudy and
we enjoyed the 1 hour drive in the bus! I was eager to see roos
(Kangaroos).. or at least a roo .. adjacent to the road.. we saw
ulamas, Australian Cows.. but no traces of Kangaroo.

After the vist, we went to a wildlife park - where we saw Emu (a bird
like Ostrich!) and a lot of Kangaroos - so exciting to see them and
they stand up and pose for photograph also.. with you! I met a
Canadian Girl of Indian Origin ..she sat beside me and eagerly asked
about India! she took some of my pictures with Kangaroo.. and Kola