Monday, February 16, 2004

Three's Company?

As part of the 'made in india' series on star movies, 'split wide open' was aired yesterday... a good movie, though constantly teetering on the fine line between raw portrayal and vulgarism, primarily because a lot of the movie's content was sex, and not the kind thats publicly common in india - gay/lesbianism to start off, bigamy, couple sharing the male servant in bed, father in law stepping in coz the son is impotent, pedophily, to name a few......
raised some questions in my mind - the lil girl involved in the pedophily episode, aged around 10, had been picked up by a guy from the street, and was treated quite well, to the extent that she didnt want to leave when her 'brother' tries to rescue her.... now, does she have the freedom to choose her way of life, does the brother have the right to choose right and wrong for her?.... not that the issues are similar, but is it kinda like a kid saying it doesnt want to go to school??
the other food for thought is if three people feel they are perfectly happy together (would amount to bigamy), is the law justified in proclaiming it illegal?? so if someone finds three to be company, should he/she be given the freedom to live life that way?? all this would boil down to a simple question "should convenience of the majority be the only parameter while setting laws??"
since we are on the topic, harvard is cool on the sexual explicitness front, so says this article. this article is about 2 guys getting caught for sending porn to a girl in mumbai.
Two more totally unrelated links, this one describes your character based on alphabet......
This article throws some light on my favourite actor of all time, mohanlal...guys north of the vindhyas wouldnt know him, except for a cameo in "company", but for sheer talent, he remains the best i have seen....
another best i have seen is my oldest and only chat friend, 'doc' amrutha, who, on valentine's day elicited a whole gamut of emotions from me, ranging from absolute surprise to absolute happiness, by sending me flowers. totally totally unexpected, the only thing that could beat that was her dropping in, doc u hear that??
which brings me to
manuscrypts trivia
have still not exhausted my quotes quota, so here goes
"Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee
And I'll forgive Thy great big one on me." ~ Robert Frost
"I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." ~ Isaac Newton
"Life is not lost by dying. Life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways." ~ Stephen Vincent Benet

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