Saturday, 14 April 2012
war is beautiful... I wanted to approach the idea in a more complicated and challenging way. I think it’s the idea of the sublime—moments that are horrific but, at the same time, beautiful— moments of communion with the landscape and nature. And it’s that beauty i want to embrace. And it’s meant to be. War is an inextricable part of the history of high civilization; I think it’s here to stay...if we look at it through a different lenses We might see it; infact we sense it. And yet, it eludes us: the conflict of heaven and earth crashing together on this glorious battlefield, a playground of bruised and battered dreams — all in a climax of grace and redemption.Maybe our vision is clouded by cannon smoke. Maybe our wounds are more than cruel scars. Maybe the War is, in fact, a story..me and my class mates explored our story of war t NCA ground.which not only re defined war for us but open our eyes to new possibilities
Thursday, 12 April 2012
The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live. Elbert Hubbard so true we spend half of our life preparing to live it the way we want to,and the other half fearing if it doesn't work out the way we want it to..but who knows whats to come our way? so why not start living now! without regrets or remorse or over-thinking..looking at my dad tears my heart apart but also gives me inspiration to become stronger.hes cancer is in progression,hes bed ridden, sick,in pain,unable to move at his own will but one thing hes not sick of is, "life"..his secret:he musters up all the courage he has and tells himself "im not going to die today, all i have to do is get through today"... its about taking one day at a time and giving it more quality then it deserves.getting through a challenge with this mind frame works wonders..i see it everyday
Monday, 9 April 2012
The best remedy for scorching hot weather is a tall glass of something ice cold. Looking for a way to beat the heat?ive decided to go on a quest of making exotic summer drinks that will quench your thirst and please your palate. today after coming back home college i realized i needed something more then just water to satisfy my thirst,so i headed towads the kitchen. in a blender added 2Tbsps of lemon juice, half a tsp of ginger,1Tbsp sugar and 1 cup ice cube followed by half a glass of seven up. blended it into a whimsical and waaallllla my perfect verson of a ginger ale. it was like an exotic dance in my mouth.try it u wont regret it.
thank u hurmmat ullain for enlighting us with such an interesting art talk(lecture isnt what i like a=calling it) an act of voilence is also an act of love, thats a very interesting approach towards it. i feel much better already,atleast now when im scolding or slapping my two year old daughters bums i wont be so harsh on myself.after all it is all love and towards something productive. happy alreadyyyy
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
juggling with numerous things at the same time(for me that would be my two year old daughter,art college and a seriously sick family member) is not only multitasking but a way to make u a stronger person.getting the hang of it first is difficult but once this art is mastered ones becomes invincible.it not only liberates me in a certain ways but boost up my conviction..and i say to myself "i believe i can do much more"
Monday, 2 April 2012
"this too shall pass" is a lie..i don't think anything can pass if u don't let go..and even if does for a little while it still comes back in some way or the other. yes "time" does pass by but sometimes it scars us in ways we are unfamiliar with..and these scars reside within us in form of memories.which is the most powerful yet intangible thing i know.so,technically "this" never really passes or goes away. and "this" varies from people to people..."this" that im going through right now is undoubtedly the most difficult situation ive ever had to face and i doubt whether "this" too shall pass for me...my father,the person who i love unconditionally ,is suffering from a malignant tumor which is eroding this spinal cord rapidly every minute of every single day passing by.not only does this sort of tumor makes one loose mind with pain but also causes lower body paralysis,which makes the effected physically handicapped for whatever time left.it stigmatizes everything..seeing him,who is not only my father,but my closest friend,my mentor,my teacher..my everything..die everyday, makes me feel helpless beyond anything imaginable..remembering him as a strong headed, sensitive, eloquent and Independent individual makes me only think about how vulnerable we are as human..able and yet unable.
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
"Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame" a film directed by Hana Makhmalbaf. The story takes place in modern Afghanistan following the removal of the Taliban and revolves around a 5-year-old Afghan girl who wants to attend a newly opened school. The girl Bakhtay,lives in the caves under the remains of the Buddhas of Bamyan which were destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. Bakhtay becomes obsessed with the idea of going to school but must fight against a society influenced by conditions suffered during the strict Taliban rule including male domination, war, poverty and dire children's games.it was an interesting way to put forward the "problem" afghani people face day after day.however putting it forward from a kids experience was indeed very intelligent.sort of depressing but definetly thought provoking..must watch