Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Growth and Me….???

Everyone I know is obsessed with success and growth,
willing to go to any length to realize this solemn oath.

Many are driven to realize this growth at any expense,
Pursuing an invisible fa├žade without any whims or pretense.

But many are misguided to what growth really means,
What it represents and the reason for its aura and alluring sheen,

Growth may vary from material gains to emotional solace,
Ranging from appreciation of work to owing a pristine palace.

It could be as simple as finding internal peace and calmness of the mind,
Or manifest into desires of conquering the world and ruling every kind.

Growth has the potential to script life’s greatest blockbuster,
Or turn everyday life into an out of control rollercoaster.

It is crucial to realize and appreciate what growth truly means to each,
If not it could turn into a growth where happiness is unfaithfully out of reach.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Prejudice - The Silent Hurt !!!

Prejudice is venom that seethes the inside,
Slowly but surely that embroils the outside.

Victims of prejudice are oblivious to the reality,
Blaming their luck or doubting their rationality.

Prejudice may spawn from innocuous bias,
Or is bread through ones malicious desires.

Reason and intellect are compromised for indifference,
Tendency to victimize grows and overcomes common sense.

Prejudice may lead to pessimism and manifest into self destructive depression,
Leaving victims clueless as to the reason for this cruel and crushing repression.

Many are unable to fathom the right way forward and find it very hard to cope,
Pondering over the idea of submission where the notion of incompetence grows.

Prejudice is often borne out of ego and insecurity of the weak,
Where the weak try to nullify their shortcoming by calculated conjunctures.

Prejudice is often used as a tool to blunt the growth of the promising,
A de facto measure of the leader to stymie the new talent from rising.

Often the reality of prejudice is dismissed as paranoia,
But the effects of this smothering are slowly unraveling.

When faced with prejudice, patience is truly the greatest virtue,
Make sure facts and constructive criticism are not glorified lies.

Make sure to stay true to your strengths and always work on your weakness,
But don’t allow a prejudiced view be the bane that espouses ignorance.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

57th Indian National Film Awards 2010 Winners

Best Film - 'Kutty Shrank'

Best Director - Rituparno Ghosh for Abohoman

Best Supporting Actress - Arundhati Nag for ‘Paa’

Best Supporting Actor - Farooq Sheikh for 'Lahore'

Best Popular Film, Best Director and Best Producer – ‘3 Idiots’

Best Film on Social Issues - Shyam Benegal's 'Well Done Abba'

Best Film on National Integration - Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 'Dilli-6'

Best Camerawork - Anjali Shukla.

Best Music Director - Amit Trivedi for Dev D

Best Playback Singer (Male) - Rupam Islam

Best Playback Singer (Female) - Niranjana Sarkar (Housefull)

Best Sound Engineer - Oscar winner Resul Pookutty

Best lyrics - Swananad Kirkirey for 3 Idiots

Best Choreography - K Shivashankar for film Magadheera

Best Children Film - Ottani Pati and Kesu

Best Special Effects - Kamalakannan for film Magadheera