Sunday, July 31, 2011

Is Obama the biggest disappointment of the decade

I usually reserve my reservations about people to verbal conversations only, as I am assume I do not have the authority to put it down in writing. But man, this guy for all the things the world/ more importantly US of A gave him, he has been the biggest disappointment ..

This is not what is expected from the 2008 Time Person of the Year and the Nobel prize winner.... probably the awards committee went too much ahead in time in declaring him a super-hero.

this week follows one more compromise on the debt issue.. cut deficit to push debt through 2012.. meaning.. i don't really care about socialistic agenda, I just want to get my second round of Presidency.. Capt' America is certainly as glued to his seat as is BSY.. (oh the latter resigned).. The Supreme commander is no better than our senile PM, who bends over and out to please Madame Gandhi..

I seriously wonder if Obama is a Republican mole inside the Democratic party... ?? If he seriously believes in whatever he says.. be it that the tax cuts for the rich is not appropriate, or his views on medicare and helping the 99% of American population. Why does he always reach a compromise with the Republicans and give away so many things? Is this what Harvard thought him to do??..

why cannot he Veto out the debt plan, and face the Supreme court..?? I am admiring Jr Bush more now as to how he managed to maneuver his totally stupid decisions through the house and senate .. be it the invasion of Iraq, tax cuts, $700 billion bailout package etc etc.. by creating FEAR and passing it through others spine successfully..

I am now against sending young ppl to mighty positions.. they suck due to lack of experience..

Sunday, July 24, 2011

There are 2 types of students.

Some students follow their master to the hilt. They are the perfect students for a master. They follow the principles laid down by their teacher or the master with devotion. This is especially true in the "field" of religion. The principles laid down by the guru are religiously followed by the students. Those principles are so blindly followed that, the original intent of those teachings would perhaps be forgotten over the course of time. In the field of science, Aristotle's ideas were accepted EVEN by the scholars of those years without challenging until Copernicus, Galileo came along. Newtonian Physics dominated until Einstein came along....

Some students are smarter. They find the best points or the talent of their master which actually was responsible for making the master, and then advance to add their own blend of creativity and carve their own path and write their own destiny. The key point here is that: recognize when you should branch from your master - you cannot just worship your master your whole life- when will you put your own head to use ?

Now why am I saying all this ? I keep watching (or rather , forced to watch) all those reality shows. In one of the reality shows, they judge people based on how much the contestant follows the original song. If the contestant follows the vocals of the original singer accurately, he is judged better. Conformance to the original song is appreciated.

In other reality show, (the judges are of the calibre of SPB, Hamsaleka) they encourage creativity, improvisation.

Somehow I feel this value is more ingrained in the roots of Indian society. We tend to encourage and feel safe of about confirming to accepted ideas, time tested careers, family business continuation and never let a person blossom his creativity. I do not have a solution to this problem. The European countries, I always wonder, how do they have so many contributing citizens in so many diverse fields . It is very seldom that find a German/Swede/Finn who is a zero. They tend to honestly specialize in something. Hmm that is a big topic and we cannot conclude anything ....

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I watched the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara yesterday. Did not expect much from the movie, but liked the songs which have been playing on the TV.

The movie has a certain mood of "feel good" attached to it. I like the idea of three thirty something friends going on a road trip. The best part is, the movie unfolds beautifully about how they open up with each other as time spent progresses.

Raja Sen's review is unsurprisingly merciless (as usual). Of course I did not watch Dil Chahta Hai , so I do not know whether this movie will click. Btw, still have not watched Delhi Belly.

Maybe we should do that road trip thing one day. Sounds like a fun idea.