This is all about some serious stuff like spirituality, politics, nation building and some lighter things like movies, heated arguments on a coffee table that most of us do in our daily course of life.
This blog also is a tribute to the greatest political thinker - the Kautilya (the first to think about an unified Bharat)
Just a little bit, a tiny-winy straightening up of the help would help erect a nation stand straight. The rubbery flexible spinal cord is visible in the daily life on how people bend backwards to accommodate all the bad things in the garb of being tolerant.
'Oye Oye' song of Tridev film (1988) for lack of my articulation skills can be described as 'smashing' 'out of the box' 'daring' etc. and as a pre-teen guy along with my gang of school friends we enjoyed listening and shouting on top of our voice feeling a sense of being on top of the world.
For a long time I thought Viju Shah & Kalyanji-Anandji gave a good innovative hit song but until I heard Gloria Estefan's "Rhythm is Gonna get you". Though it was in early 90s when some of us figured out that plagiarism is not a shame but it's a money making non-illegal business in India. Anu (or Annu or Anuu..wtf) Malik quite famous for this even in his interviews foolishly used to describe his blatant copying of AR Rehman's and Ilaiyaraja's music as inspirations and not as "copy". My awareness still remained that cheating, copying happened with only few folks such as Anu, Bappi, Nadeem-Shravan. But feels sorry that it is everywhere and after searching for such info in the happening world of internet this awesome site http://www.itwofs.com/ is a good starting point for anyone who wants to be aware of music plagiarism in India. Even old timers like Shankar-Jaikishen figures in the list :-(. The decent guys out of this lot still came down to ARR and Ilaiy who only have used a part of the tunes and not full blown copying that will ring a familiarity for regular music goers...
"A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and Honest people are screwed first."
"Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous."
"The biggest guru-mantra is: Never share your secrets with anybody. If you cannot keep secret with you, do not expect that other will keep it! It will destroy you."
"There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no Friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth."
"Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions -Why am I doing it?, What the results might be? and Will I be successful? Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead."
"As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it."
"Once you start working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest."
"The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions."
"A man is great by deeds, not by birth."
"Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends."
"Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth."