Sunshine Too Brief


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I'm a self-absorbed Bengali-Torontonian;
Fish comes to me raw, wrappend in seaweed, not cooked in curry;
I love watching thunderstorms and rain;
Sad endings make more sense to me than happy ones;
I hate empty walls.

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Craving of the week-
Dark Chocolate
Reading List-
Midnight's Children
Movie review(out of 5)-
127 hours- *****
Buried- ****
That Girl in Yellow Boots- **
Love of the week-
Seeing James Franco
Aim for the weekend-
Watch 'Going Postal' The Movie

My Novella: Samosa for the Arranged Souls

Introduction & Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapters 3, 4 & 5

Chapter 6

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Chapter 7 & Epilogue

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    Another day, another beheading of a foreigner, another counter strike by US on 'safe houses' (what the FUCK are those?), some more Iraqis dying......

    I had promised myself that I would refrain for venting out at the whole Palestine-post 9/11 war on terror-Bush-Iraq/Afghanistan occupation and its effects, on my blog.
    But its so hard. So very hard to sit on one's hands as the world crumbles. Though we all have been doing that pretty well till now. There was the Peace Rally before the Iraq invasion(its about time the Media called it that, it was not war, it was an invasion)that was made ridiculous by Bush and that was the extent of action by The People.
    The Big people continue with their hidden agendas and us little people concern ourselves with a Olsen twin going into treatment for anorexia.

    Would it have come to this if it was the 60s? I don't think so. I'm not sighing over the past(though I have a tendency to do that), but people- especially the youth- seem to care back then....And not about the celebrities. They believed in something. They were united, vocal and active. Now any card wielding activist advocating for the environment/peace/against the corporate world, seem to be stereotyped as a hippy-pot smoking-welfare hogging-lesbian!

    I fully and uncompromisingly blame the Media-print and TV. So few magazines/programs want to tell the real stories. Every other ones just feed the current mad fascination of the masses about celebrities and their life: People either want to become one(all reality shows) or know every pimply detail about one(ET,STAR) or live/dress/look like one. These days if you are not told you are fat/ugly and could do with a face lift/implants/lipo, you are told your house is ugly, you are nearly not making enough money to buy the latest gizmo, oh and your clothes suck too. Its no wonder people can't think beyond their personal/financial issues to care for other's scarcity of food/clothing/house/meds/security/education/peace.


    At 12:32 p.m., June 23, 2004, Blogger Simika said...

    WHOA - i hope you've cooled down by the time you read this. Yes, you're absolutely right - we could do with being less obsessed about Kate Hudosn losing her pounds within weeks of having a baby and more involved in global affairs. But then again, sometimes it feels like it's because of the people of the "60's" - the ones who rallied and made history etc. that a lot of us are in this predicament right now....It's these "BIG" people.

    You are absolutely right in that the media has tremendous responsibility - if they cannot provide unbiased coverage, then they should re-evaluate the stances they take and why. I would like to say education would change certain things, but nowadays, it's the educated people, who should know better, who CAN know better, but who choose not to.


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