See It To Believe It.

Another well wisher, who insists on remaining unnamed despite much pleading by me, sent me a message. “It is not too late to do something about your laziness. You should start going to class to learn to play the guitar so that you can accompany yourself when you sing.”

The well wisher means well. I have always depended on someone else to accompany me on a guitar, whenever I sing. For those of you who may feel uneasy about my singing, I can assure you that I am not unlistenable to. I am told that I just sound like Lee Marvin singing “I was born under a wandering star.” For those of you, who do not know what that was about, it was in the film, “Paint Your Wagon”. One of my all time favourite Westerns with two of my favourite actors, Lee and Clint Eastwood.

Anyway, my well wisher hoped that I will get enthused if I could be motivated by the possibility of being interviewed by Jay Leno and sent this link to me. The skeptic that I am, thought that this would be one more prank till I saw the video. Let me not give you any ideas. Just see and make up your minds.

What do you think? Will I ever be interviewed by Jay Leno, if I now learnt how to play the guitar and sang like Lee Marvin?

Slum Dog Millionaire

Some of my readers, have seen the film Slum Dog Millionaire and have been making some comments on my posts. While Jean has been fascinated by it, an interesting observation has been made by Liara and I quote her.

“An intriguing juxtaposition is offered by the film, Slumdog Millionnaire. Media have portrayed that the government has offered “better” housing/ living conditions to poor people from that area. Apparently, some people do not desire to change their way of life. Similarly, some people do not choose to shift how and what they take in with their senses. It is always possible to evolve to rise above thought and rediscover something else.”

In my life, serendipity is a frequent occurrence and I was not at all surprised to read a fascinating opinion piece this morning in out local news paper The Indian Express on precisely this subject.

There are two observations, one from Jay Leno and the other from Prince Charles which makes for some great introspection.

I do not want to add my two bits to an excellent article written by Y P Rajesh and take you to the article itself.

I look forward to some interesting interactions on this subject.