October 23, 2006

5 Movies I like to watch...

These are the movies that I have been waiting for. They get released here in Australia over the next 2 months. Here we go,

5. Children of Men

It should be a good science fiction with a racy climax.

Storyline:Children of Men envisages a world one generation from now that has fallen into anarchy on the heels of an infertility defect in the population. The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction.

4. Saw III

Be useful or die. Watch the movie for more.

Storyline:Jigsaw has disappeared. With his new apprentice Amanda, the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detectives scramble to locate him, Doctor Lynn Denlon is unaware that she is about to become the latest pawn on his vicious chessboard

3. Zen Noir

I am curious because after watching its trailer and the number of awards it has won in international film festivals.

Storyline: A nameless detective, still mourning the loss of his wife, investigates a mysterious death in a Buddhist temple, but his logical, left-brained crime-solving skills are useless in the intuitive, non-linear world of Zen.

2. Apocalypto

Set in a mysterious time, Mel Gibson desires to take us into a roller-coaster ride of human emotions.

Storyline:When his idyllic existence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, a man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.

1. Casino Royale

Craig is not going to be another Brosnan. So what? MGM studio is desperate to prove the suspects wrong, it is making all efforts to make the movie bigger and better than any other bond movie. Well, I am going to the theatre with no expectations whatsoever (forget Brosnan, please!).

Storyline: Who needs it?

And Here's the one I cant wait to watch..

Mr Bean's Holiday (29th, march 2007)

We have seen Rowan Atkinson in the (Mr.Bean) disaster movie and as Johny English. Now, he comes back with a holiday feature.

Storyline:Mr Bean is heading to the South of France for a simple holiday in the sun when his voyage from London to the Riviera soon transcends into one of mischief and mayhem. He inadvertently creates havoc wherever he goes culinating in an unscheduled and riotous screening of his own video diary at the Cannes Film Festival.

October 21, 2006

Festival of Lights

(Photo courtesy: Jay Khemani under Creative Commons)

It's the festival of lights - Diwali - the most famous festival
that is celeberated across India, every year.

It signifies the triumph of good over evil.

On one such Diwali, I was born.

Always, it's special festival for me and my mother.

I wish you for a long-lasting happiness and prosperity.

Happy Diwali!!

October 18, 2006

The Art of Living...

(Photo courtesy:Pete Carr via Flickr)

It has been 3 years since I attended this "Art of Living" course to learn "Sudarshan Kriya" - a breathing technique which gives a complete relaxation to your body, mind and spirit. Now, in Adelaide, I am learning it again to refresh myself.

I dont follow any religion or any religious leader (Each one teaches at least one good thing, though). But, I like to contemplate on spiritual things. I am trying to get answers from every religion for that matter.

Ravi shankar
(fondly called by his devotees as "Sri Sri")
is a spiritual leader and founder of the international Art of Living Foundation. Developed by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the Sudarshan Kriya® is the core component of the Art of Living Course. Sudarshana Kriya® is sort of deep meditation. You start by concentating on your breathing, and reach a state of deep relaxation.

Ok, the theory goes like this. By controlling our breathe, we can control our body rhythms and mind. We can infuse energy by varying our breathe rates. The art of living course truly lives to the promise of making it a reality.

When I underwent the course, I began to feel as I was reborn. I dont know how to put it in words.

It was a spiritual experience. You should experience it for yourself. Search for a nearest AoL centre. You will thank me after that.

If you are in Adelaide and want to know more you can call Beth Marshall, Art of Living Co-ordinator for SA on
0428778145 (or via e-mail bethmshl@chariot.net.au) to request a brochure.

By the way, I like a philoshophy of Ravi Shankar. He says
that, "Spirituality is like banana and religion is like banana skin. Everyone is so engrossed (fighting to show which skin is the best?) with banana skins leaving the banana out."

Go Bananas!!

October 16, 2006

Comes the Dawn

Look Closer

After awhile you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul.
And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning
And company doesn't mean security.

And you begin to understand that kisses aren't contracts
And presents aren't promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head held high and your eyes wide open.
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child.

You learn to build your roads
On today because tomorrow's ground
Is too uncertain for plans, and futures have
A way of falling down in midflight.

After awhile you learn that even sunshine
Burns if you get too much.
So you plant your own garden and decorate
Your own soul, instead of waiting
For someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure,
That you really are strong.
And you really do have worth.

And you learn and learn...and you learn
With every goodbye you learn.

a poem by Veronica A. Shoffstall