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A Divine Experience

lucipherous | 7 April 2005, 12:53pm

I just had one of the best dum ghost biryani's in the history of mankind.It was epiphanal. It was orgasmic. It was Shakespearean. Wow.

There are a few watershed moments in the history of India. The Declaration of Independence. The Nuclear tests. Wining the world cup. The death of Mahatma Gandhi. And now, my biryani. The only question that remains is
whether we move forward or backward now. Can India build on the legacy of my biryani, or will we use it for evil? Sure, we could rest on our laurels, and turn inward, to protect the secrets of my biryani, preventing the proliferation of biryani materials and capabilities to the axis of evil, and those who would do us harm. Maybe we will isolate ourselves from the rest of the lesser-biryani eating population. Or, maybe we use this opportunity to spread the message of the biryani to the world. We could open our arms, and show the world the way. With the rapid expanse of technology and synthetic rice and genetic engineering, we may even be able to improve upon that biryani. For that is the hope of democracy. And after we get done exporting democracy, hopefully there will still be someone spared from the bombs to enjoy it.

Perhaps the biryani epitomizes the height of our species, and marks the start of the Apocalypse, as we will never again attain such glory. Perhaps God himself was born incarnate in my biryani, and the biryani represented the anticipated rapture the world has awaited for two millennia. As we move forward this day, I challenge each of you to live a life worthy of my dum ghost biryani. When laziness tugs at your legs, when pain surges through your back, when doubt enters your conscience, when cynicism darkens your soul, think of the biryani. Think of the glories that we can achieve. Together. You. Me. And my now eaten biryani.

Current Mood: Holy
Current Music: Simon & Garfunkel

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A Week at Movies...

lucipherous | 2 March 2005, 4:23am

Seen a couple of brilliant movies over the last one week... but one thing I most certainly did not forsee was that at the end of the week I would be more excited writting about BLACK than a Martin Scorsese movie...


This is simply one of the better movies to have come out of the india in a very long time.... I would be compelled to say that after Pyaasa I have not seen a movie with soo many layers in it..

The story is a simple and yet a brilliant story of a teacher literally being the guiding light for this deaf and dumb girl and showing her the meaning of life and then she has been given the oppurtunity to serve her master in return... Tight characterisation is something that stood out and subtlety in bringing out the various aspects of nature most definetly appreciable...

I would hate to disect the movie for others but one particular scence I cant but appreciate.. there is a scence where for the 4th year in a row Michelle(Rani) fails to graduate becuase her typing speed is too slow.. she is soo pissed about it that she wants to give up studying and in anger starts to punch away in the braille typewriter the word BLACK furiously claiming BLACK to be the only thing in life for her.. but Mr. Sawhney(Big B) the teacher that he is notices that she is typing the fastest she has ever done and starts to time her and looks at the sheet emerging from the type writer impressed with the way she was typing... now for that second he sees the letters on the sheet to have been made of not just dots but dots in color like orange, red blue... showing that he as a teacher saw only color in the BLACK that michelle was typing away..
I was left speachless after that scence...

In the end I applaud the effort that has gone into making of this classic....

The Aviator

Coming from the stable of Scorsese it honestly left a lot to be desired..
Leonardo was pretty good but honestly he was not the Howard Hughes one would expect to see.. suited aptly for the initial parts showing the arrogance and untamed wildness as a young man...
The character did grow up and the effort put in by Leonardo did seem honest but sorry it fell flat on his face.. with his sqeaky voice and boyish looks he never looked like the Aviator.
The scence where goes out for dinner with Katherine Hepburn is pretty good and so is the last scence where he is at the public hearing.. Apart from that I began to wonder why the 11 nominations.. more nominations than he has won for any of his previous movies.. including ragging bull, good fellas, Taxi Driver... Cate Blanchett was very good though..

Heard a good song called the gin soaked boy the other day at a freinds place... I still have the song playing in my head..

" I am the gin in the gin soaked boy...."

Not much work at work today(yep u can laugh at the irony of that statement). Looking forward to going back home and reading Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha... and maybe listen to some singles of Mark Knopfler...

Current Mood: Bored
Current Music: Golden Heart by Mark Knopfler

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