Sunday, April 27, 2008

I am just, & therefore I am



I ask Roots “Where to is your journey?”
“What Journey?” questions root
I ask, “What is it that you seek?”
“I dig into earth to find water,” says the root

I ask River “Where is your journey?”
This is the journey,” tells river
I ask, “Where does your journey end?”
“The journey never ends,” says river


I ask a flower, “What is it that you seek?”
“Sunshine is what I seek,” tells sunflower
“But are you not dependent?”
“Who is not?” questions Sunflower

I ask Sun, “Why do you exist?”
Sun says, “To keep an order”
“Who orders you?”
“The will of absolute” replies the Sun


I ask the will, “Why do you order?”
No reply!
I ask, “Who inspires you to order?”
No reply!



I don’t give up, I persist & plead “Tell me who are you?”
“I am being of universal love,” tells the will
Baffled I ask, “What kind of love is this?”
No answer!


I try &…I cry, “Please I need to know
Answer my questions please
As I am on a journey and I need to seek
Answer me please, “What is the being of universal love”


Will tells, “I am the urge that flower seeks the sun”
I am love that roots dig deep in earth to seek water,
I am the journey of river that merges into the sea
I am Just, and therefore I am…


Who am I?” I ask the will
“Thou are my part”, tells the will
“How do I seek, How do I merge?”
“Thou are a process, don’t you quit” replies the willAnd Koizen shall seek...

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Some more optical illusions...

This is drawing of jigsaw...how does jigsaw meet the drawing? How many people do you find here...? Are these buildings audiences? Ships or Pillars? How many deers do you find...Five? Amazing...the ring never ends or begins... What's happening to Middle Pillar...where does it end or merge?

Informative & Interesting

VERY INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE THINGS! 1 If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your right side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side 2 If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off. 3 Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying. 4 Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it. 5 The Mercedes-Benz motto is 'Das Beste oder Nichts' meaning 'the best or nothing'. 6 The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal. 7 The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing. 8 The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night. 9 Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 ti mes a day. 10 The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear. 11 Dalmatians are born without spots. 12 Bats always turn left when exiting a cave. 13 The 'v' in the name of a court case does not stand for 'versus', but for 'and' (in civil proceedings) or 'against' (in criminal proceedings) 14 Men's shirts have the buttons on the right, but women's shirts have the buttons on the left 15 The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. All other birds raise their lower eyelids 16 The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it's already been digested by a bee 17 Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their necks 18 The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones 19 Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die 20 Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart 21 The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate 22 When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red 23 When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red 24 The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903, and used a tomato can for a carburetor 25 The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney 26 Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros 27 Switching letters is called spoonerism. For example, saying jag of Flapan, instead of flag of Japan 28 It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it 29 The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples 30 There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower 31 The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting 32 Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death 33 It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body 34 The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets 35 Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game 36 The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air 37 Every day 200 million couples make love, 400,000 babies are born, and 140,000 people die 38 In most watch advertisements the time displayed on the watch is 10:10 because then the arms frame the brand of the watch (and make it look like it is smiling). 39 Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself." 40 The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning its head are the rabbit and the parrot 41 Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair 42 The average person laughs 13 times a day 43 Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are:Mizaru(See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no evil), and Mazaru(Speak no evil) 44 Women blink nearly twice as much as men 45 German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog 46 Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump 47 Whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound 48 Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn. Suddenly the pigs, all two thousand of them, escaped through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the two hapless protesters to death 49 If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the pers on died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural cause. 50 The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet!!

So...you think You're Smart? Eh ?

Below are four (4) questions and a bonus question. You have to answer them instantly. You can't take your time, answer all of them immediately. Let's find out just how clever you really are...

First Question: You are participating in a race. You overtake the second place person. What position are you in? Answer: If you answered that you are first, then you are wrong! If you overtake the second place person, and you take their place, you are second!

To answer the second question, don't take as much time as you took for the first question OK! Second Question: If you are in a race, and you overtake the last person, then you are...?

Answer: If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong again. Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST person?! You're not having a good time at this! are you? Third Question: Very tricky math! Note: This must be done in your head only. Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it.

Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000. Now add 30. Add another 1000. Now add 20. Now add another 1000. now add 10. What is the total?

Answer: Did you get 5000? The correct answer is actually 4100. Don't believe it? Check with your calculator! Today is definitely not your day. Maybe you will get the last question right? Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?

Answer: Nunu? NO! Of course not. Her name is Mary. Read the question again ! Okay, now the bonus round. You can partially redeem yourself with this one!!!!! There is a mute person who wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating the action of brushing one's teeth he successfully expresses himself to the shopkeeper and the purchase is done. Now if there is a blind man who wishes to buy a pair of sunglasses, how should he express himself?

Answer: He just has to open his mouth and ask. He's blind, not mute - so simple. KEEP THIS GOING TO FRUSTRATE THE "SMART PEOPLE" IN YOUR LIFE

Ready? GOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

A Short story!

Click on the image to read!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

India Screenwriting Workshop Snapshots @ Goa International Centre

...And it takes 9 years for me to meet THE SHEKHAR KAPUR - that too on my birthday 23rd of March...so it felt nice to shake hands (my first hand shake on day) with the god of cinema...I like his thought process...my only prayer to Absolute is he must never get old. He is not just film maker...he is beyond...beyond what words can merely say. I learn so much and will continue to learn...Amen! Vishal Bharadwaj...we saw Omkara and then had his interactive session. A man who is simple, unassuming...he motivated us...spoke about adaptations and he says the first thoughts are just crap, do not fear...do not get distracted...even Shekspere use to get such thoughts... Sabrina Dhawan!!! I connected with her teachings in every class of her...Some day Sabrina"ji" you will read this blog. I never know 24th March is your birthday...belated birthday to you. I really respect your talent and wish to see you as a director. Thank you for your individual feedback on my work. This left handed writer has thought some right brain exercises in screen writing. There is never a dull moment with Abbas Tyrewala! So he starts with lets talk about SEX. So instantly I replied...Sex has a beginning , middle & end...he laughs and tells wonder why people think only about the end...this man understands mythology and gave one of the best lectures on Mahabharata...Abbas Bhai, I am truly wishing you all the best for your directorial venture... John Newbegin traveled a lot, am surprised he knows India very well, he was with Channel 4 and his lectures and video presentations give what's happening in UK market and how eventually it will catch up with India. I had such a less time with Jhon but learn so much. Waiting for 2010 media mandi...John my last words...meet you at top! Nandana Sen! the very unique, talented and original actor of Indian cinema actually was in pre-selection jury for best stories. Thank you Nandana for your encouragement. Wish to see all your films and genuinely wishing you all the best for your forthcoming films! B.R.Sharan is creative director with Saregama, a veteran of 2 decades also my guest mentor spoke about how creativity must sell with effortless ease that I ended up telling him we have to make all efforts to sell our films! An eye opener about business of cinema. Thank you Mr.Sharan for tips on pitching and Apologies for me putting holi colours...your hairstyle Rocks! I am thanking Neela Madhab Panda the man who came up with this idea to take Indian cinema to global levels. The lady in picture is Barnali who questioned me. Here again I wish to thank everyone at workshop. ...And finally all good things come to an end? or is it the beginning? I remember Shekhar Kapur telling NDTV that after listening to all finalists at Screen writing workshop he feels a new wave of Indian Cinema may take off. May his words come true. Amen!

Phir bhi dil hei Hindustani and it happens in India...

Look at this picture...A beggar with his bowl...and dont miss Master Card sticker on it! A toothpaste seller... Ahhh...urgency....just do it! Fine Fine! I think Shekhar Kapur must see this visual! This happens in India...