Monday, March 15, 2010


Are there absolutes in life? I am of the belief that there are no absolutes in life and decision making changes with circumstances.. People change and always change for the better

Yesterday while watching the Mahabharata (Draupadi vastraharana), I just wondered the level of dumbness the people in the courtroom carried .. be it the Pandavas, the Kauravas, Vidhura, the acharayas etc.. the biggest jerk seemed to be Bhishma.. who was bound by his bhishan pratigya - "the vow of life-long celibacy and of service to whoever sat on the throne of his father" (copied from Wiki).

Here was a guy who had the power to stop and probably kill all the warriors in the court in a minute but who let the atrocious act of disrobing Panchali, all for some stupid oath he had taken decades ago..

I need to read SL Byrappa's version of the same and see the difference in treatment, as the BR Chopra's version is certainly stupid..

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