Monday, July 11, 2011
Go Meera Go Song Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap (2011) - Amitabh Bachcan
The chest condition recedes gradually the cough is more controlled the doctor is away on a short holiday BigB
Jalsa , Mumbai July 10 , 2011 Sun 8 : 39 PM
The chest condition recedes gradually .. the cough is more controlled .. the doctor is away on a short holiday .. the rains persist and pour .. a baby kitten has been noticed in the drive way almost hidden under the wheel of the parked car looking dazed and apprehensive .. the gym after such a long gap was such a beautiful welcome gift .. a dub soon after for a short addition for ‘Aarakshan’ completed the work schedule .. and a most exciting creative meet for a future production, kept the spirits high and volatile !!
Some moments later with the family .. and some moments after a corrective dub in the studio .. brought me in contact with some of the around 25 generation on future work .. and what a joy to see the excitement and fervor in their desire to make unconventional products, to dream and conceive with such alacrity and passion and hope ..
It is the most exhilarating feel to be in such company and the fear too of not crushing their expectations, but … every proposal comes with its own baggage and not necessarily compatible to suit circumstances .. but still .. the desire to accept and acknowledge change must be encouraged …
On driving back to Jalsa, for the Sunday fan meet .. to witness a most orderly distanced and somewhat sober audience, puts me in a question mark. But when the doors are opened they are back to the screams and the cheers and the world seems alive again .. was it the presence of an extra contingent of Police Cars about ? Were they disciplining the crowds ? I learn later that indeed that was so .. the fans collected like most other Sundays were roughed up and treated not to well - women and little children among them too. After the waving and the ‘namaskars’ and the cheers I find out more details and call the Station .. the matter is immediately looked into an within minutes a posse of officers arrive to explain their act .. and express apology for the incident. I am impressed by their promptness and their humility in their apology .. the crowd collects again and again I go out and greet the fans .. they are most happy .. a few minutes later they assemble again and I go out again … 3 times in one evening ! I must have done something right in my past life .. talking of which, the Times od India does a column on past lives and traces that I am the reincarnation of one Mr Booth of the 19th century or so, great Shakespearean actor .. pretty impressed .. but soon read ahead to discover that a relative of his was responsible in the assassination of Abe Lincoln !! Horrors !! I shall stick to being me and disclaim theory of reincarnates !! Ha ha ha !!!
Its on to ‘Aarakshan’ now and tomorrow starts with early morning radio and tv channels .. a different film a different role a different take on life .. film making is so flexible and challenging ! Will be on with all of you again in due course .. but till then a few visuals form this evening …
Shanouk .. steps out to survey .. and find out what all the fuss is about .. !!!
Crowd control .. and the fans and well wishers .. always a joy to see and meet them .. so generous and warm and affectionate .. the cops just doing their job, no issues ..
Wishing you a pleasant night and an even brighter morning !!
Love to all ..
Jalsa , Mumbai July 9, 2011 Sat 11 : 27 PM
Its not what has been taken away from you that counts - its what you do with what is left that matters. The exact quote was from Hubert Humphrey, but it was relevant even in its broken form and hence its mention …
Much can get taken away from you. It must. Life would be worthless if we were to only receive and not give away. But getting left behind with whatever there is and to make life worthy and alive is what makes us worthy. We are born with some perfections and some disabilities and soon enough we realize our areas of incompetence. There are many that lament the imperfections, annoy their minds on the misfortunes, look upon others that possess more with envy and jealousy. But does it bring any result. No. They destroy themselves by continuous remark on their negativity and end up as traumatic wrecks. Consolation comes to them when they enhance themselves through substance abuse and other unnatural devices ; elevating themselves momentarily from the morass of their own building.
They are weak that resort to practices that consume rather than deliver. I may never ever deliver, but neither would I be entirely consumed with the burden of imperfections. I would strongly admit, rather than cover and disguise. I would let it be seen and shown rather than be hidden and unknown. There will descend an element of self consciousness when we do that. But better to be self conscious than to allow the other to fester and wound inside. What does one achieve by glamorizing the achievements we encounter. I would rather it lay dormant within and allow it to breathe on its own. Occasions such as this stand better chance for eventual recognition. Manufacturing competence, visibility, awareness, recognition, achievement, would take me a lifetime to reconcile with and some more -
‘Ek chup sau sukh’ !! the elders advise through generations. One silence, a hundred joys. If it has to come your way it shall find a path of its own. If not no matter how hard one may try, it shall never make an appearance. I believe valued recognition can never be led astray through manipulation and craft. Momentarily yes, the odds shall favor against you, but eventual victory shall always be yours. It is a test of patience, of forbearance, of reserves of fortitude and strength of character. When ever then was life ever going to be without these elements.
These are not just philosophical musings. They are practiced law, as it were, ready to be judged by the severest benches of judiciary.
I example myself in all matters before putting it out for public consumption. And only when I find them to be of practical use, do I share them. I am no standard of example and certainly not the best, but do find myself in positions at times where this propensity can be applied. Through the years of living and life there is but one common belief for me. Do it and leave it ! If it has to grow it shall, on its own strength of root. If not, torrents of rain water and nurturing shall not bring effect.
Better to believe that you have been wronged and keep it within. Better. When declared outside, it shall invite severe and cynical criticism and remorse. Be prepared for that, or do not allow yourself to enter that realm. Harboring hate and revenge destroys our own body and may never get a chance to destroy the other. What then ? Living with the thought of constant vigil on where and what and how the other behaved, is using up a great deal of your brain and mind consciousness, preventing it from other more deserving thought.
And then … what good does it eventually make … you are wronged, you fester the wound and at the first opportunity resolve it by utilizing the same method of technology that was used against you, in defense. But does it actually resolve ? I would guarantee not.
We are here to accomplish our tasks as have been stipulated to us, by our own deserving and accumen. Stick to it. What good if you shall lead a tributary away from the main to square matters. You would need to look after the main river and now, the tributary. Does that not increase the volume of your horizon ..? Does it not add, rather than subtract. Does it not build slush and mud on an otherwise clear and efficient pathway. Would we rather have this than that ??
I leave it to your discretion …