Lifes too short...

January 17, 2006

There are so many things to do, so much to learn….I wish I could be like the people who find an interest and focus on it intensely and are always associated with it….but for me, everything is fascinating. Travelling to places near and far, I become interested in the history of a place and wish I could be in archaeology or a historian; when I look at 's or 's photos, I would love to live all my life in the forests; when Arun Pai called me up this afternoon, I felt that I must go immediately on his walks and learn more about the city I live in and love; when I hear a good concert on the radio, I wish I were a better musician. I love languages, but real proficiency in many of those I know still eludes me. I wish I could learn at the speed of light...and retain that learning forever. I would love to be an artist, a writer, a musician, a counsellor (I find people of all types compellingly interesting) a good cook.... a sakala kalaa valli!

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January 13, 2006

Am watching a movie that my mother enjoyed immensely, and thinking of her as the most famous of the songs (apparently this movie was famous because there were about 24 of them!) is being sung….It’s Chandralekha, with T R Rajakumari.

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I am also referring to...

January 12, 2006

Though and have already referred to Nikhil Parekh in their posts, I am also tempted to let anyone who reads my LJ also enjoy his work:

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January 6, 2006

As I watched an old film, it struck me that no one uses ribbons in their hair or their dresses any more…I remamber a childhood where all my dresses had matching hair ribbons and we tried several types of bows when we finished braiding our hair. I also remember satin ribbons as belts on dresses, or threaded through them…but later, ribbons became a symbol of unsophisticated hick-dom and village (read, unfashionable) girls were depicted with their beribboned pigtails sticking up like a scorpion’s tail.

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lots of hot air

January 2, 2006

Had the party…everyone, from the knowledgeable to the curious, came….we did have fun, but I do feel that this whole wine-and-cheese thing lends itself to a lot of pompous hot air. What is the snob value of knowing about wine and cheese? I propose to have another party with Jal Jeera and Bisi Bela Huli Anna and pontificate endlessly about it all through the evening!

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