Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Hot and Happening

Since the whole of India is like an oven, the title would have been apt even if it was out of context, but it is in context, nevertheless....
i saw a malayalam movie thats become a hit recently. Its called "4 the poeple" (the pun, i think, is intended because it centres around four college guys).
Four engineering graduates who are sick of the corruption, goondaism around, and take the law into their hands. their interface with the commonfolk is a website where people can register complaints against corrupt practices, gangs etc. the guys (typically, almost as a trademark) cuts off the right hand of the perpetrator and sends off the proof of his misdeeds to the police.
I am happy for the movie's success, coz it means the public is still at a stage where they are appreciative of (at least) someone standing for justice, fairness etc.... and more than that, willing to sacrifice a good life for the betterment of society. In a society devoid of morals, even thats a boon. right now, the process of accumulating wealth has become a passion. and it has to be, if only for survival. and therefore morals, ethics, virtues etc dont count.
i need more money coz my old classmate has bought a new car, my colleague has bought a new house, my neighbour has two home theatres for his single home and so on and so forth...all the while listening to new age gurus, who, like a colleague so aptly put it, are only telling me what my grandma used to say anyways!!
i am in the whirlpool, and even though i hate it, i have to swim vigorously to survive.... and if i can manage it, sink a couple of people swimming with me...
society judges me be what i have, and not what i am, and so i play along, and will lose eventually, but yes, i tried. and i am a traitor in society's camp coz i derive a sadisitic pleasure when i hear people talking about the heat (even though i get affected myself)..coz , its because of the tree cutting, plastic using, animal killing consumeristic greed of ours that nature is treating us with the same feeling that we treat it... no sympathies!! but hey, i am still with society, and pretty soon, hope to be hot and happening....
meanwhile, some good quotes from some lucky people who had the time to think...... and do
manuscrypts trivia
"About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment." ~ Josh Billings
"Everyone is as God has made him, and oftentimes a great deal worse." ~ Miguel de Cervantes
"God is at home, it's we who have gone out for a walk." ~ Eckhart

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