March 30, 2009 @ 9:47 am
A good friend of mine (and a former classmate as well) left a comment on the Facebook Wall asking me why I hadn’t posted here for a long time now. Well, here I am and I would like to thank BV for getting me back on track on this blog. I must mention here that he runs an excellent blog on movies – Srini at the Movies
There have been many things to update, but just not enough motivation or time to write them down here. However, off-late, I have been more into micro-blogging (twitter etc) than blogging. Some of my recent updates on Twitter are:
Bhadmanus – A play in Hindi at Rangashankara on Tue, 31st March. Telebooking on 9739803104 , 9739096270 | Onlinebooking: www.indianstage.in
Just finished reading book 1 (Kapilavastu) of the series Buddha by Osamu Tezuka. Its a beautiful graphic novel. Recommended read.
Watched Majid Majidi’s highly acclaimed film – The Song of Sparrows. Visual metaphors abound and make you think – http://tinyurl.com/d9ye9w
Coming back to more interesting details, the media frenzy over the upcoming elections has been fun to watch. Every news channel worth its hosts is selling the election fever. One such piece of news was that of the emergence of a professionals’ political party – which aims to get into politics on the strength of the proverbial educated class of the society. The television campaigns urging people to vote has worked well on me and I am ready and armed to go to the polling booth. Bring the candidates on the inspection stage. The only problem, however, is that I am not quite sure whom to vote for. All the parties currently contesting have dubious track records and not-so-morally-correct candidates. I am aware that there is a vote to “not vote” , but I hope I don’t end up doing that. Because in that case, I would have had no say in the government that will be formed post these elections.
The emergence of the Third Front has been a welcome addition to the already full newspaper columns. It wasn’t enough to have the Left and the Right. We needed a third direction, which will perhaps not take us anywhere, but at least it is an option. Then there are the inflammatory speeches by certain candidates and retaliation from the others.
At one point in time, don’t you feel really disgusted at this whole song and dance show? At this mad craving for power at no matter what cost?
And we running to the poll booths to satisfy the hunger of these authority-seeking supposed servants of the public? I don’t know about you, but I do feel disgusted on seeing this crazy circus during pre-elections.
Yet, I shall go vote. Because I also believe that only by voting can we bring about a change. It might be a slow, very slow process. But it will be worth the effort. And, lest you forget, it will give the news channels something to talk about.