Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday confession

I am posting on my blog after a long time as my computer was not working for full four days last week and when I could log on there was a huge back log! but now I have caught up with all of you again...

After this very long break I started to think about some way to keep on some regular posts. I immediately started thinking about Friday confession. I had liked the idea instantly when I first saw it on some of these blogs..

So I started writing it and it dawned on me that it is not my cup of tea. I used to write a diary but nobody was allowed to see it without my permission. The thought of somebody reading it used to shake me up to my core. Now after so many years I am able to show it to some selected people but not everyone!

So what's wrong with me? Really don't have guts to show my truth to all people? Or am I afraid to hurt feelings of the others... May be I am scared of myself!! I am not the person I want every body to think I am. And if this truth comes out nobody will like me. Or may be I am not that straight forward as I think I am! Any way ... what might be the reason no Friday confession is coming from me !!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

One task completed

I had read about the 'Twilight series' so many times that I decided to read it and bought one copy of the first book. I read about characters, their effect on writers on some of the blogs as well. But somehow I couldn't got started with it. I felt it will be like 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' series. I was fan of that series with Angel as male lead character. I never liked Spike. So what is going to be new? Sometimes it happens with me! I get lazy without any reason. But finally I started reading it and finished it in two days. I finished it on the cloudy evening with a beautiful twilight you rarely find in this part of world! It was a great feeling... most awaited monsoon is coming after a long hot summer, after the pre-monsoon thunderous rain the atmosphere is very clean and fresh and I completed the book long decided...

I liked it! Impossible things you believe to be possible. The emotions are so confusing and strong... not in the same contest of blood thirst and all but in real life also you get such strong and confused emotions! These emotions make you weak and you can't take decisions! Or almost take wrong decisions!

I like the sentence in the preface - "When life offers you a dream so far beyond any of your expectations, it's not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end." The story is very catching and language is flowing. Now I will try and read the other two parts.

I have joined the 'Hermit book club'. There I came across the name 'Haruki Murakami'. I found out some short stories written by him on Internet. I read "Landscape with Flatiron". I liked it so my next mission is to find books written by Haruki Murakami and read them. I know I am going a bit slow just now...But I will like to complete this task...

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Ocean mania

A colourful sunset on a cloudy day in Kanyakumari, India. A picturesque combination of colours clouds and ocean.

A serene beach in Trivendram, Kerala, India.

The famous monuments in the sea in Kannyakumari, India.

Erosion due to see waves....Harihareshwar, Kokan , Maharashtra, India.

A cruise near Gate-way of India Mumbai.

A Beach in Ganapatipule Kokan Maharashtra India.

Artificial Tri-pods trying to restrict the sea...Mumbai.

A beach of Guhagar Kokan Maharashtra India.This sea is turning out to be dangerous even if it looks innocent due to under currents at low tide...
We all love oceans in the family. Especially me and my husband. Now it is coming down to my daughter as well. We love to watch, visit and swim into the ocean very much. I don't know why we like these things. I tried to analyze this liking once. Ocean's vastness, it's enormous capacity to destruct and at the same time be able to look calm , quiet and harmless attracts me to them.
We visited some beaches in India. It just amazes me how human life and culture develops around it. There is so much variety in this life and culture that you don't believe it's the same ocean you are visiting!
I have seen sea in Oban Scotland and Dovar in England and they were totally different than the sea we see in India. The white sand cliffs I have seen in Dover I would never forget. Seeing the 'Under Water World' of Edinburgh was the experience of the lifetime. I was remembering the scene in 20,000 leagues under the sea all day while we were there!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Star Trek

The list of movies I really like to see is increasing.I want to see Angels and Damons, Star Trek ,Wolverine etc. (Before this movie I have to see all the other X-men movies I guess!) But as I am trying to find time to see them I am very much lost in the memories of classic star trek series I used to see. That was the first ever series I watched on the idiot box. It used to come every sunday morning. Days of daily soaps had not then started... I was in school. My English was not good enough. (It is still not good enough but it is better than that now!!) But still I used to watct it. (It was more for a show off that I watch English serials and I understand it !!) It was my first sci-fi experience in life. I am very sad because it took almost 14 years of my life to get that experiance! But I am happy for my daughter as she got that experiance very early in her life and at 11 she knows almost everything. From time machine to space-ship and aliens as well.
I am thankful to myself for faithfully watching the Star Trek series as it has given me the love for physics. It has given me the love for sci-fie stories. It has developed a courage in me to see and read new things even if at times I don't understand them fully.
I liked the characters Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock the best. Now their sons are there in this new Star Trek movie so I don't want to miss it. I tried to watch the other seasons of Star Trek but I didn't like any of them! I think I never got emotionally attached to it. To like anything it should emotionally capture you. Only great knowledge or theories are not enough. And only emotions are boring.. So it should be combination of all of it with logic and no non-sense.That is what works for me. So I am the fan of classic Star trek serial.