But, is it nothing to know when you are dying, when you are about to take leave of this world, of its joys and sorrows, when the past of your life is unfurled before you, when eternity opens wide its portals, is it nothing to know at that last awful,supreme moment of your lives, that you have not lived in vain, that you have lived for the benefit of others, that you have lived to help in the cause of your country's regeneration?

-Surendranath Banerjea

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Another vishu went by.

I hate to think that this would perhaps be the last vishu when i can rightfully claim to go home. I seriously hate this male chauvinistic patriarchal society where you're expected to merge into husband's family, attach husband's surname, and give up your individuality totally. What's this? Some Merger acquisition?! I would rather be Hillary Rodham than Hillary Clinton, or even Hillary Rodham Clinton.

I'd lost my hope in malayalam movies and indian politics. I don't want to deliberate on the latter. But seems like it's the renaissance period for the former. Lately, there have been a lot of good movies,most of which i watched during vishu, with quality, variety and freshness.

Pranayam, indian rupee, salt n pepper, chappa kurish, traffic, best actor.. we did have more than just a couple of good movies.. Initial reviews of 22 female kottayam are also compelling. At last, i see a better future for malayalam films, which extends beyond the nonsense heroism of prithviraj!!

PS: i know there's nothing legible in this post. Please discard.

Khuda Hafiz