Monday, February 27, 2012

Favourite movie scenes to break the shackles off the boredom life

Well im not a movie buff to watch every potboiler kinda movies as you'd know by now. But I have some clear favourites that i've managed to stumble upon by chance.

Having said that there are some few moments that I like in most of the films that i watch quite ofttimes. May be thatz how i'd like to summarize the movie for it all depicts or rather limns some kind of a picture or fragments of life in its own way. 

Some to motivate my spirits when im down (like Shawshank Redemption, Kungfu panda, The pursuit of happiness), SOme humble moments that makes us forget all the worldly traits (Cast away, motorcycle diaries,  Blind side, Forrest GUmp, Notebook, Saving private ryan), SOme moments  moments from some intriguing movies for inquisitive moments (A beautiful mind, WallE) , some irking moments got to be pacified with some nonchalant moments from some movies or rather to brake the shackles out of vetti life (Dil chachta hai, Chennai 28, Office Space) . SOme to relish and revel the sheer beauty or performance and Some to sober up my pensive mood (like when you are almost tipped off whining) like Enchanted. And ofcourse some loveable movies with some serious moments like titanic, a walk to remember, the notebook etc.,

I guess i could compile all those moments of gold into one big pile or rather make a movie out of it :) 

Below are such moments from some of the films notwithstanding the following. 

The Notebook

This is where Noah would take allie (Rachel Mcadams) for a ride and would give her a packet to feed the swans and she'd just ask him with that smile "What are they all doing here ?". The whole seen just as she says is like a dream (just around a minute). How can you not love her. I really love this scene to have watched over number of times (i've become her fan since then and following her movies till sherlock holmes :))

Shawshank Redemption

The whole move is somewhat close to me for i've leant every word uttered by red (Morgan Freeman). This is how i feel any ideal cast should be. neatly measured without overdoing anything

Some moments really stand-out like playing the Mozart opera song (The Marriage of Figaro) sung by two italian ladies and the moment is best explained through freeman's character red's words HD Video of the scene

"I have no idea to this day what those|two Italian ladies were singing about.
Truth is, I don't want to know. Some things are best left unsaid.
I like to think it was something|so can't be expressed in words...
...and makes your heart ache|because of it.
I tell you, those voices soared... higher and farther than anybody|in a gray place dares to dream.
It was like a beautiful bird|flapped into our drab cage...and made those walls dissolve away.
And for the briefest of moments... every last man at Shawshank|felt free. "

Rocky Balboa IV

When he think of advising his son 

Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that!Video of the scene from the movie

Pursuit of Happiness

Protect your dreams. Its such a scene that touches you way down to you your heart straight away. and it needs no prelude. Just wonderul words of motivation

I guess that most of us kind of feel down sometimes or rather low in spirits for whatever be the reason and it is natural... but it is good to know what makes us feel better and to believe in ourselves - a special movie, a song, writing or reading a book or a blog. 

Now that i've told you a bit about my fav scenes in the movies, hang-on we'll see about the rest in due course.

Friday, February 17, 2012

21 Effective Quotation of Swami Vivekananda - Inspiring and Motivating

Got this compilation from somewhere forwarded by a friend. A wonderful compilation indeed. Thanks to AP

21 Effective Quotation of Swami Vivekananda

1.    If the mind is intensely eager, everything can be accomplished—mountains can be crumbled into atoms. 
2.    Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.  
3.    Come out into the universe of Light. Everything in the universe is yours, stretch out your arms and embrace it with love. If you every felt you wanted to do that, you have felt God. 
4.    All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind. 
5.    Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore make your own future.  6.    There is no help for you outside of yourself; you are the creator of the universe. Like the silkworm you have built a cocoon around yourself…. Burst your own cocoon and come out aw the beautiful butterfly, as the free soul. Then alone you will see Truth. 
7.    It is our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thought make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light. First, believe in this world, that there is meaning behind everything. Everything in the world is good, is holy and beautiful. If you see something evil, think that you do not understand it in the right light. Throw the burden on yourselves!  
8.    Hold to the idea, “I am not the mind, I see that I am thinking, I am watching my mind act,” and each day the identification of yourself with thoughts and feelings will grow less, until at last you can entirely separate yourself from the mind and actually know it to be apart from yourself. 
9.    All love is expansion, all selfishness is contraction. Love is therefore the only law of life. He who loves lives, he who is selfish is dying. Therefore love for love’s sake, because it is law of life, just as you breathe to live. 
10.     Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth. 
11.     Even the greatest fool can accomplish a task if it were after his or her heart. But the intelligent ones are those who can convert every work into one that suits their taste. 
12.     Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers and let them go their own way. 
13.     Each work has to pass through these stages—ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood. 
14.     If you think that you are bound, you remain bound; you make your own bondage. If you know that you are free, you are free this moment. This is knowledge, knowledge of freedom. Freedom is the goal of all nature. 
15.     As long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from God, fear remains with us; but when we know ourselves to be the One, fear goes; of what can we be afraid? 
16.     Your Atman is the support of the universe—whose support do you stand in need of? Wait with patience and love and strength. If helpers are not ready now, they will come in time. Why should we be in a hurry? The real working force of all great work is in its almost unperceived beginnings. 
17.     Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power. It is not in the brain but in the heart that the Atman, possessed of knowledge, power, and activity, has its seat. 
18.     Understanding human nature is the highest knowledge, and only by knowing it can we know God? It is also a fact that the knowledge of God is the highest knowledge, and only by knowing God can we understand human nature 
19.     Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and, above all, love. 
20.     If you want to have life, you have to die every moment for it. Life and death are only different expressions of the same thing looked at from different standpoints; they are the falling and the rising of the same wave, and the two form one whole. 
21.     Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest this divinity within by controlling nature, external and internal. Do this either by work, or worship or psychic control or philosophy – by one or more or all of these and be free.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012


Read it somewhere... Sounded hopeful at 2 past midnight...

"While some see hopeless Ends, Some see Endless Hopes.."

Hope another day another time things will change for good.

Haken Continuum.. Sheer Bliss...

When Rano was on town last night he called me for old times sake (luckily I picked) I just asked him as to whatz his work at this time of the year afterall he has been running around places for years and he hardly had time to think abt us I guess. All he said to me was, Just Hop-on man.. we are heading to something very interesting. Having nothing otherthan boredom all-over these years i could not help but being amused as a kid got a ticket for a circus. It was more than 6 years since I saw him for real.. 

He just took me to this record room near vadapalani in chennai and just gave to play a Haken Continuum today. I couldn't believe my eyes that im infact holding one for real....Oh boy..What an instrument it is.... Its all childs play though if u know to work around any XG a bit.... Sheer bliss I must say. 

Felt like my whole body was resonating in its natural freq.... Crying is inevitable as tears came rolling by i could hardly control myself. thatz what music can do to you... When u are surrounded by the BG's strumming around frenetically and with such a device as this that lets out a hysterically high pitched cry full of madness and music.... 

Ooh.. what a day this is... still the sound is reverberating in my ears even as my hands are itching for more... Thanks Rano for doing this for old times sake... really miss those gud old days of jamming undergrounds n ramming eachothers heads...

You could literally work around like a 3D Tab in front of you for all you need know is its a continuum fingerboard aka Haken Continuum.... Its pretty much like a 3axis Fingerboard where in you could control your music with Sensors under the playing surface that responds to our finger position and pressure in 3 dimensions and provide pitch resolution of one cent along the length of the scale (the X dimension), allowing essentially continuous pitch control for portamento effects and notes that are not in the chromatic scale, and allowing for the application of vibrato or pitch bend to a note. A software "rounding" feature enables pitch to be quantized to the notes of a traditional equal-tempered scale, just scale or other scale to facilitate in-tune performance, with the amount and duration of the "rounding" controllable in real time.

An illustration of the Continuum Fingerboard's axes.
The Continuum also provides two additional parameters for the sound: it is able to transmit the finger pressure on the board as a MIDI value, as well as the finger's vertical position on the key. These parameters are independently programmable; a standard configuration is where position on the X-Axis (lengthwise) on the instrument corresponds to pitch, position on the Y-Axis (widthwise) corresponds to a timbre shift, and position on the Z-Axis (vertically) corresponds to a change in amplitude. The Continuum is capable of polyphonic performance, with up to 16 simultaneous voices.

Luks like there are similar apps now available in variety of Ipads, tabs etc., like morphwiz, Bebot etc., (watch the video in this link which also shows ARR in a interview showcasing his handiwork in his IPad using Bebot)

Luks like very few have effectively used it with our very own ARR the legend leading the show. Watch the video as to how passionately he strokes a haken continuum Fingerboard. That truly evokes the spirit in you.

Wonder if somebody would use this for carnatic music as well. It'd be interesting to see someone adapt this even as its quite obvious that over time some one will evidently do it. I can of-course fancy my chances if  only I could afford one to my already increasing collection of music instruments :)

Experience the thrill.. you know what im sayin...