Friday, March 24, 2006

Random Thoughts.....

I almost feel out of touch with the business of blogging. Like I think I mentioned, so much has been happening in life that I never got the time. The end of the semester is always bad, with tons of work. With the added pressure of dissertation, it is only worse.

But I have had good times. We had workshops, I again interviewed another personality, it got published today. This time, it was Suresh Heblikar, a film director, actor and environmentalist. Another workshop on documentary film making is going on. I travelled a bit to a beautiful place nearby. That reminds me, I still have to write so much about my travels! I will, I will....

A lecturer from the department of Applied botany at uni here is attempting to set a Guinness world record by lecturing continuously for 101 hours!!! He is half-way through. The venue is right next to my class and we peep in every now and then. His name is Annaiah Ramesh and he is lecturing about the molecular cycle of life.

Now more than half the people in the University think he is crazy. The condition he is in now, I am tempted to say the same. But what right do we have to judge? If he does manage to complete 101 hours, and I hope he does, he will get an entry in the Guinness book. The media will talk about him for a while, until the next media hype. He will be left with a certificate while the people will forget in a while. So why do it? Come to think of it, why go on the moon? Why climb Mount Everest? Why go to the bottom of a volcano? Why do all those crazy things that people do? I suppose it is for that feeling of achievement, that self satisfaction that has made human beings explore the world. We need that, I guess. The desire to be remembered is common. I guess he needs to do this, however stupid it might seem for the rest of the world. Hope he gets through...

We have this workshop going on about documentary film making. A well known film director called Abdul Rehman Pasha is with us. He is an excellent teacher. As a part of the exercise, we shot a short film on yoga for students this evening. Made me want to join a yoga class again. The space constraints in my hostel room prevent me from practicing yoga, sadly.

I was in a shop a while ago and happened to see a chocolate bar called 'Kismi'. It brought back many memories. It has been around for a very long time now. I remember I had given those bars to my classmates on my birthday in second standard, over ten years ago! Biting into it, when I am about to finish my student life, made me think of the simplicity and innocence of those times. So fast the years fly by.....

3 comments:

San Nakji said...

Wow, Indians love trying to get into the Guiness Book... I wonder why? I have one theory, but would like to know what you think.

Good luck with everything, you are almost there!

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Deepa said...

this guy made it! he lectured for 98 hours and 32 mins!
what is your theory?