Friday, February 17, 2006

End of the affair

A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.

Raga of the Day--Kalyani


Himadhri Suthe--Shyama Sastry
Sundari Nee Divya--Tyagaraja
Nidhi Chaala Sukhama--Tyagaraja
Nanu Brovamani Cheppave--Ramadas
Thalli Ninnu--Shyama Sastry
Vasudeva Yani Vedalina--Tyagaraja
E tavunara Nilakada--Tyagaraja
Saarasa Lochana---Swati Tirunal
Ninnana Valasina--Tyagaraja


The Tao is an empty vessel;
it is used, but never filled.
Oh, unfathomable source of ten thousand things!
Blunt the sharpness;
untangle the knot;
Soften the glare;
Merge with dust.
Oh, hidden deep but ever present!
I do not know from whence it comes.
It is the forefather of the emperors.

Weekend Special---GuruDutt film festival

Thursday, February 16, 2006


Not exalting the gifted prevents quarrelling.
Not collecting treasure prevents stealing.
Not seeing desirable things prevents confusion of the heart.
The wise therefore rule by emptying hearts and stuffing bellies, by weakening ambitions and strengthening bones.
If people lack knowledge and desire, then intellectuals will not try to interfere.
If nothing is done, then all will be well.

Film of the Day--Man of the year(O Homem Do Ano)

Raga of the Day--Abheri

Aarohanam: SG2M1PN2S
Avarohanam: SN2D2PM1G2R2S

Veena Bheri---Dikshitar
Nagumomu ganaleni---Tyagaraja
Ninuvina marigalada---SyamaSatry
Nanda gopla---Oothukadu Venkata Kavi

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

12 cartoons

And the Results.....

Raga of the Day--SankaraBharanam

Aarohana:S R2 G2 M1 P D2 N2 S
Avarohana:S N2 D2 P M1 G2 R2 S

Buddhi radhu--Tyagaraja
Endhuku peddala--Tyagaraja
Sarojadalanetri--Syama Sastry
Alarulu Guriyaga--Annamayya
Vara leela gana---Tyagaraja


I've had enough of sleepless nights, of my unspoke grief, of my tired wisdom. Come my treasure, my breath of life come and dress my wounds and be my cure. Enough of words. Come to me without a sound.


Under Heaven all can see beauty as beauty only because there is ugliness.
All can know good as good only because there is evil.
Therefore having and not having arise together.
Difficult and easy complement each other.
Long and short contrast with each other;
High and low rest upon each other;
Voice and sound harmonise each other;
Front and back follow one another.
Therefore the sage goes about doing nothing, teaching no talking.
The ten thousand things rise and fall without cease, creating, yet not possessing, working, yet not taking credit, work is done, then forgotten.
Therefore it lasts for ever.

Film of the Day---The Film

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Raga of the Day--Hindolam



Kritis:Samaja vara gamana---Tyagaraja
Sama gana lole---GNB
Neerajakshi kamakshi---Dikshitar
Mansauloni marmamu----Tyagaraja
Yaare Ranganaa---Purandara Dasa
Sama gana lolane---Papanasam Sivan


The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named is not the eternal name.
The nameless is the beginning of heaven and earth.
The named is the mother of ten thousand things.
Ever desireless, one can see the mystery.
Ever desiring, one can see the manifestations.
These two spring from the same source but differ in name;
this appears as darkness.
Darkness within darkness.
The gate to all mystery.

Film of the Day---C.R.A.ZY

Million Little pieces---A must read


"I wish I was her.
because it would be nice to have someone feel that way about me.
You've never been in love?
Not even close.
And no one's ever been in love with you?
Men always want to fuck me, but no one has ever loved me.
I don't believe it.
She stares at me.
Its true.
I stare back.
If it makes any difference, I don't want to fuck you.
She laughs.
I think you're beautiful, but I wouldn't fuck you because when we were done, I wouldn't want you to feel fucked. I would try to make love to you, and I would probably be clumsy and awkward, but when it was over, I would want you to feel loved.
She smiles.
Thank you, James.
I smile.
Thank you, Lilly.
We smile at each other and we look into each other's eyes and we speak to each other with the silence that lies between us. It is strong, smile and calm. The silence between us."