Sinnerman in The Thomas Crown Affair

October 16, 2015

Nina Simone’s Sinnerman: Caught up the scene accidentally after good 10-12 years? Some sequences and music are matched in heaven, aren’t they?  Here. Perfection. 

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Oh! Wallander! 

October 5, 2015

In an evolving world where nothing is everything – both the identity and the lack there of, I’m grateful for Mankell to have created Wallander- an identity of nothingness. +++ The modern is where the parties involved approach from different ends, some with the fire of injustice burning in the souls, others fearing a tremendous […]

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Ties and Stripes

October 2, 2015

Ties and Stripes   European striped tie   American rep tie  Sometime this past week I learnt American ties are striped pointing towards right shoulder and European ties are designed with stripes pointing towards left shoulder.  This had its origins in the military – ? British / Europeans carried their rifle on their left shoulder […]

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Glimpse of the infinity : Leonardo Da Vinci

September 30, 2015

Notes : It is no exaggeration that I am well beyond my impressionable age, so when you find yourself strongly drawn towards a single person’s life and thoughts,  consumed intensely by them for more than a week like a teenager, you do have to pause the exploration and recheck the premises for fallacy. The explanation […]

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All roads lead to…

August 21, 2015

Right, a bit of history trivia:  Well it’s half past one in the morning and I’ve just returned home, slightly under the influence, so I’ll type this quick.  A bit of interesting history as it has been popping up in the conversations over past many weeks, and I’m surprised many people don’t know this.  Imagine […]

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More on the Soul

August 20, 2015

Yes, as you can tell, these days I’m more preoccupied with the soul. Sharing a journal entry from 03/08/2015 here What the soul is, is of no concern for us to know; what it is like, what its manifestations are, is of very great importance ~ Juan Luis Vives, De Anima Et Vita This departure […]

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On the existence of the Soul…

July 21, 2015

The older I get, the more Hindu I become. Sir VS Naipaul, India: A Wounded Civilization Whilst during travels, especially late in the nights it’s almost customary to get into profound conversations with fellow travelers –  about our deepest beliefs, collected world views etc. In fact I’d go as far as to say that one […]

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How to meditate? 

June 14, 2015

Obviously there are various schools and procedures but I think this is as simplest as it can get.  To the question ‘ How to Meditate?’ Zen mister answers on Tumblr :  Starting today, set aside 10 minutes to half an hour. Set a timer for the amount of time that you want to sit. Find a […]

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Ricochets

June 12, 2015

Ricochets  People, I’m great, everything’s fine. No one has said anything ( as if I let that worry me) this is not a written in reaction to anything. This is an assortment of my many years of thinking. And yes, I think a lot. I’m just putting it all together here as a reference. That’s […]

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Bharat Ek Khoj :

February 7, 2015

Bharat Ek Khoj Or the Discovery of India is a book written by Jawaharlal Nehru on Indian history. It was televised into a series aired for national television a couple of decades back. Since I have discovered the whole series being available on YouTube , I have been making time to watch episodes whenever I […]

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Battle of Algiers

January 11, 2015

With the events over the last week in Paris , and with all the subsequent million exchanges it has inevitably generated online, I was reminded of this wonderful film: The Battle of Algiers by Pontecarvo (1965) +++++ For those who know me would go, what- again? How many times have I watched this movie, 50 […]

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MMXV

January 3, 2015

Happiness, by its nature and definition is transient. Let’s try being reasonable, let’s try diligence, let’s try being honest towards oneself, let’s try stillness and gratitude. Because, as they say YOLO.

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Extract from The Supplication “Crying to the Gurus from Afar”

July 31, 2014

This wonderful prayer-poem written by Jamgön Kongtrül Lodrö Thaye, I find incredibly moving : In the beginning I had no other thought but dharma. But in the end what I have achieved will cause me to go to the lower realms of samsara. The harvest of freedom is destroyed by an unvirtuous frost. Stubborn people […]

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