Showing posts with label Talent. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Talent. Show all posts

Thursday, February 05, 2015

A post about 4 Videos and 1 hero

The past month has been abuzz with the AIB Roast being banned. 

Now, the video doesn't have anything that we don't already say in real-life to eachother or things that we haven't already thought about in our heads about people. Sure, it has profanities and it probably could have come with a disclaimer:
Not suitable for children below the age of 13 and people with an IQ less than 40. Just saying...

I've got 2 things to tell people who want the video banned: 

  1. You don't like it, don't fucking watch it. Close the tab, uninstall the browser, switch off your computer and throw it into the fucking Bay Of Bengal! 
  2. If there is something you shouldve realised it is the following: By banning something, you are only propagating it further. 

Oh and guys! While you are at it, here are 4 other videos for your viewing pleasure that you might find delightful. Please go ahead and ban them too.

Now, since we are still talking about amazing videos, here's one that might knock the socks right off your feet. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Get your freak on [269/365]

Couple of months ago, I wrote about how I have this perennial fear of a wardrobe malfunction anytime I wear one of them dhotis.
While I may be comfortable au naturale, I can surely say clothes maketh a person.

A true genius may always wear the some frumpy clothes for decades while a diva would never repeat an outfit more than once. And then there are people who will never wear anything beyond a pair of denims and t-shirt while there are the rare few who will push the limits.
Today's article is about a person who is most famous for going where no man or woman has. She is without a shadow of a doubt one of the most influential and gifted musicians this century. Wealthy and talented, Lady Gaga (born as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) is definitely one of the most recognizable cultural icons in the 21st Century.

While I won't comment much on her music, her choices of clothes are something to be spoken about.
Ranging from 'bizarre' to 'what the f*ck was she thinking', her clothes shock and awe better than any of Bush's military strategies.
For a woman who has worn meat, dressed in nothing but bubbles and hair, Lady G surely has one of the most interesting wardrobes on this planet.

Ofcourse, you could argue that 'its her money and her body and if you don't like it so much, just turn the page', well I wouldn't have if it was for her ridiculous costume today. Apparently trying to hide a little flab, she came out dressed like a flower. Honest!

The primary question I have when I see her outfits is:
Why would a person who is as talented and as smart as she, want to dress up in ridiculously weird dresses every time she steps out?
I mean, Lady G, have you never heard of t-shirts and jeans?

Maybe, she wants to look different? I could buy this argument since she does look like a mix of Gwen Stefani, Christina Aquilera and a bunch of other blondes but beneath all the hideous outfits, and with none of the eye makeup, I hope she realizes she is just as beautiful. 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Finally, I did it! [202/365]

After several thoughtful months and a sabbatical, I made the difficult choice of resigning from a company that I came to love.

Leaving a company is never easy. More so when you've invested so much of yourself into the company. Five years was longer than I'd initially thought. But when time came, I knew I had to go.
It's a uncomfortable decision. I've survived and grown.

Leaving my zone of comfort was disturbing, but I knew I had to. Narayan Murthy, the co-founder of Infosys once famously said, "Love your job, but never fall in love with your company because you never know when the company stops loving you... "

Which brings me to an instance of where the society refuses to love its people. I'd written about an amateur artist who is differently abled several weeks ago. As I recalled in regret how I could not be of help to him, I got the perfect chance to undo that regret today. Passing by, I saw the gentleman sitting at the pavement and this time, I decided I would stop and chat with him.

Mahesh, a 23 year old from Kolar, is an amateur painter who ekes out a living by painting with his crippled legs. As I was speaking with him, curious onlookers and tourists stopped to understand what was going on. Some people threw some rupees but he was not interested in free money. I wanted to buy a few paintings and he even gave me four of his favorite drawings. We chatted and all the while, Mahesh is painting deftly with his feet. Anywhere abroad, an artist like Mahesh would have been feted and his paintings sold for thousands of dollars. In a country where you'd meet able bodied beggars at every signal, Mahesh was a breath of fresh air. Infact, some of the beggars, seeing as I was being generous with a cripple, wanted some money too.

Men like Mahesh is what keeps India vibrant and progressive. They don't want quotas and freebies. They want equal opportunities in a society that cares.

You might have a bullying boss in your office.
You might have a disability that makes you different from others. You might even wonder why God is not listening to you.

You need to stop thinking you are in a rut and set up that lemonade stand.

Other Heroes in 'Hold the Thought, Get the Point'
Vikhitha Shetty
Claire Lomas
Poonam Vaidya 

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Libdub: I've gotta feeling... By BEP

I simply love this song and the energy in this video. Excellent job by all..

Check out the making of the video here...

And the Original...

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