Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Dream, Dream Dream


APJ Abdul Kalam was a man of many talents.

But to me he will always be the rocket scientist who played the veena for that was what that piqued my interest when i first heard of him.

He was the child born at a seashore village in Tamilnadu who dreamt of the sky. He was the epitome of the man who transformed his dreams into reality. That dreams were not just dreams but could be transformed into reality.

“Dream, Dream Dream
Dreams transform into thoughts
And thoughts result in action.”

Failure simply meant try again or try something else for him.

At 83 he was still dreaming for India.

Alas the the dreamer of dreams is no more as he has slept through his final dream.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Entitled generation - Gen Y

I was thinking about the lowyat incident. How could a thief be so entitled and dumb to attack someone at a place where they had been caught stealing.

Then it was revealed he was 22 and jobless and it made so much sense - ah the entitled generation.

This is the generation that believes that everyone owes them. that the moment they graduate they should be showered with money, should be able to buy expensive smart phones, drive high end cars and shop till they drop.

Didn't we just hear another Gen Y claim the same (Zahra?). Well they're not alone in their expectations. Ask anyone who interviews Gen Y and hires them. They will tell you stories of how much these generation thinks the world owes them, and yet barely deliver on what is expected of them.

They're not jobless coz there are no jobs, they are jobless coz they are unhireable or have been joining and resigning jobs every few months once. Basically unreliable candidates who blame everyone else but themselves. Just take a look at the resumes on Job sites. It is pretty amazing how so many have the same profile.

I've been saying that i have no idea how the world will be in 10 years time, when the job market should be filled with gen ys.

looks like we don't have to wait to find out.

A bunch just started a riot coz they felt entitled enough to lie and stir up other equally entitled and easily manipulated people.

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Goodbye MSV

II didn't grow up at the prime of his music career. I was an 80s child after all. But I loved his music and the brilliant ones he continued to do even in the 80s. He had this amazing ability to play on both the carnatic and western style of music. He brought colour to the black and white movies of his time. He was such a talented man, not only was he a composer he played a few musical instruments and was one of my favourite character artists. Goodbye MSV, your music will live as long as Tamil Cinema exists.

one of my fav MSV songs

Vaan Nila Nila Alla Un Vaalibam Nila
Then Nila Enum Nila En Theviyin Nila
Then Nila Enum Nila En Theviyin Nila
Nee Illatha Naal Ellam Naan Theintha Vennila
Vaan Nila Nila Alla Un Vaalibam Nila

Maan Illatha Oorile Saayal Kannila
Maan Illatha Oorile Saayal Kannila
Poo Illatha Mannile Jaadai Vennila
Vaan Nila Nila Alla Un Vaalibam Nila

Theivam Kallila Oru Thogaiyin Sollila
Theivam Kallila Oru Thogaiyin Sollila
Ponnila Pottila Punnagai Mottila
Aval Kaatum Anbila
Inbam Kattilaa Aval Thaega Kattila
Theethilla Kaathala Oodala Koodala
Aval Meetum Pannilaa
Vaan Nila Nila Alla Un Vaalibam Nila

Vaazhkai Vazhiyila
Oru Mangaiyin Oliyila
Vaazhkai Vazhiyila
Oru Mangaiyin Oliyila
Oørila Naatilaa Aanantham Veetila
Aval Nenjin Aetila
Šøntham Irulilaa Oru Pøøvaiyum Arulilaa
Šøntham Irulilaa Oru Pøøvaiyum Arulilaa
Ènnilaa Aasaigal Ènnila Køndathaen
Athai Šølvaai Vennilaa..

Vaan Nila Nila Alla Un Vaalibam Nila
Then Nila Ènum Nila Èn Theviyin Nila
Nee Illatha Naal Èllam Naan Theintha Vennila
Vaan Nila Nila Alla Un Vaalibam Nila 

https://youtu.be/sUYfoFyPk7Q?list=PLTSryO1RoZQXqXkWdZWDczZapDhET-bGT  

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