Strange are the ways of romance!

An extract from My Diary -Friday, October 09, 1998:   

           While on a routine walk in the Pariavaran Park in the evening yesterday, came across a couple roaming with hankering for some shed or the other for romance but wearing an expression of disappointment for want of it. Lady of the man, though looking married, didn’t appear to be his wife. Explaining the circumstances for his abruptly leaving his main place of work (State Bank Employees School) today morning, gardener Rambabu told me in the evening that he had to rush to a cousin of his at Kalyanpur whose wife committed suicide for the reason that her husband had illicit relations with her own married sister and that both of them were missing for several days. Nothing like any tangible corelation between the two but both the occurrences when read together give a different picture, a painful one -the woman committing suicide has two issues to survive. As it reads on the face of it, the couple so roaming in the park with a hide and seek gesture was the one involved in the episode. Strange are the limits of romance.

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Blade Runner – REDONE? (again?!) « Show Me SciFi

Blade Runner – REDONE? (again?!) « Show Me SciFi

A thriller, it looks tobe quite entertaining to me and frightening too in the meantime.I feel like going through the entire series. Not adept at photography, I feel like it is worth if followed up with a system.

Love making in full public view !

Love making in full public view!

Most widely covered by media, the episode of Shilpa Shetty and Richard Gere indulging into a robust romantic posture on stage publicly has been a matter of talks everywhere all these days. Now that they have been summoned by the Court to explain their conduct, the incident acquires graver proportions and is no more just a routine gossip. The explaination addressed to “My Dear Indian friend” by
Hollywood star Richard Gere while apologizing for the incident is more irritating than convincing. His emphasis on his “…intentions as an HIV/ Aids advocate” sound to be only ridiculous in the sense that what he demonstrated in an open public show had hardly any thing to do with HIV or Aids unless ofcourse he meant to indicate that the way he and Shilpa behaved  at the stage was an education on safeguards against HIV/Aids as they did everything openly except sex. The photograph inserted with this post is the one shown on TV dozens of time and published by several newspapers and magazines sumptuously. Any one can read easily the amount of provocation it carries.

Once in Mumbai I saw a police man at Marine Drive taking a couple into custody for the reason that they were found indulging in ‘obscene postures’ –the obscene posture being that the man was trying to take the woman into a waist to waist tight embrace down below the stone blocks. Certain passersby intervening with the request to spare them had no impact on the police man who was dead bent upon to take them to police station repeating his remarks that it was a serious offence in Law. True, this couple might have been of a trivial status and for him there was no escape against Law but the same act perpetrated in much higher a magnitude is capable of being ignored if the partners involved are celebrities. Shilpa Shetty became much more famous after her ‘Big Brother’ incident abroad and Richard Gere is an outstanding personality from
Hollywood. No dearth of explanations and excused for them. They are quite capable of giving good names to the scandal –it could be an awareness programme on HIV/Aids or just a measure of behaving against dogmatism as ‘modern’ or say ‘ultra modern’. Shilpa justifies the act with the remarks that it was all in public interest and for their welfare. Fact as it manifests on the surface is after all that it was hardly any thing more than an irresponsible behaviour or a crude sort of lust for publicity..

Mystery woman !

Came across a blog with a poem full of melancholy and sadness only the other day.It was something much more than what Keats penned in his ‘ode to melancholy’.Poem followed by some scriblings spoke volumes of seclusion pangs denoting a tempestuous depth of feelings she might be undergoing. ‘Save me against myself’ was the appeal. Her extraordinarily beautiful picture appearing in the blog was itself capable of telling a thousand stories through her deep looks glued to something just invisible. Sympathies sprangup from the core of my heart and I felt like I could share her grief whatever it was but she was inaccessible sans any consideration for her sympathizers –she could be callous or is helpless I don’t know. It’s like I see something and I don’t see. I possibly can’t identify her beyond what Shakespeare might have kept in his mind while talking about ‘Dark Lady’ of his sonnets.For ages man has been more prone to getting attracted to things that are not tangibly visible which factor is capable of generating suspense and suspense itself is much more capable of arousing curiousity in any body. That is how a woman in veil looks more attractive than the one quite exposed appearancewise.The thought of mystery woman is still haunting and may be the readers of this post take it the same way.

Gandhi’s love affair !

Going through what Raj Mohan Gandhi has penned in his ‘Mohan Das: A true story of a Man’ makes it an interesting reading, ofcourse surprising too. When 50, Mahatma Gandhi fell in love with Sarla Devi, a niece (sister’s daughter) of Gurdev Ravindra Nath Tagore. She was 29, a singer, married to Ram Bhuj Dutt Chaudhary who was an editorof a paper in Lahore. Despite his hectic schedules otherwise, the Mahatma could make it tobe a frequent visitor to
Lahore to meet her. Her husband Ram Bhuj Chaudhary was taken aback when he could lay his hands upon certain diary notings made by Mahatma Gandhi in praise of Sarla Devi. The issue caused a furore aggressively turning to a highly unpleasant scenario at the family level with Mahatma’s son Dev Das making all efforts to get it resolved some way or the other.Since it is all revealed by the Mahatma’s own grandson Raj Mohan Gandhi, it is just difficult to doubt the authenticity of the contents.
 Read in the context of certain other references like the Mahatma testing his celibacy by applying sexual acrobatics on  the inmates of his Ashram e.g. Rajkumari Amrit Kaur and other girls –his modus operandi being allowing erection to his male organ on contact with the opposite sex and then restraining himself from discharging. What a peculiar way of test for control on matters like celibacy and sex ? Read further in conjunction with the fact that he could afford a sexual session (with his wife ofcourse) at a time when his father was breathing his last obviously denotes what a tremendous urge of the kind of lust he had for sex. No harm, nothing wrong in any one falling in love with someone irrespective of age,caste or creed. It is just human and natural too as love is something never to know barriers of any kind.. But identification wise, an individual’s personality –be it an ordinary person or a celebrity, is tobe analysed dispassionately. An era and a history in himself, Mahatma Gandhi was a giant figure of his time and even for times to come. The posterities can’t afford to ignore him. It was after all a Man in him that is revealed otherwise none could easily believe that the author of several dozens of books including ‘My Experiments with Truth’ too could stoop low to a dimension otherwise not considered quite ethical in social circles. One who could give a thousand sermons on ethics with unlimited advices on ‘DOs’ and ‘DON’Ts’ could equally suffer from this kind of routine weakness too. It just establishes that it is an ordinary person or a celebrity, a common Man in him ultimately dominates.

Merilyn Monro -the way she fancied her death !

As she confided to a friend of hers, she indicated that in the event she opted for suicide, she “would dress in a white nightgown, take an overdose of pills and go to bed. The sheets and spread would be white and she would have her hair and makeup done. A friend would be informed of the suicide to make sure that after her death she was neatly positioned and the bedroom was in order”. Surprisingly enough, what she fancied was virtually implemented.

Blogging -how nightmarish ?

Looks so interesting, ofcourse apparently. Rosy initially, it all goes so nightmarish that one feels like getting back to where he was at the start. Promoters all over the world are no doubt so generous to come out with numerous plans every now and then and obviously there are many who are lucky enough to make out substantially out of it but there is equally a number of people who are just unable to get a take off even. I don’t think it is entirely the promoters to blame -the handicap lies with the bloggers themselves as they are unable to pickup the real threads. It sounds like a mystery that no sooner one is able to pickup some thing by way of good blogging, he/she lands at a place which is nothing more than a vacuum. Difficult to say as to fault lies with whom. I am the one never so lucky to land to a satiable point on blogging on the very face of the fact that I have been all dead set with ample aptitude to writing. I don’t believe, nor I like it, in loose literature but it appears that what is more in demand is some thing that appeals to people more and what appeals to people more can’t just afford to be a sober topic. You talk of entertainers, actors, dancers, glamour -it is all OK but the moment you try to stick to something otherwise, you are rejected otherwise. Possibly that is the way the occur. No point in blaming any one.

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