FEEL YOUR SKIN AND BONES


I am growing sickin’ tired of people who answer me, “Nothing” when I ask them the question, “What are you extremely passionate about?” I just wanna say these kinda people are extremely dangerous to have around, because sometimes even mediocrity could be contagious. Being human is not just about getting an education, working, and getting married and doing all the shit that comes after that. Being human also means that every human born should dedicate their life to something insanely soulful. So many people have even lost the idea of falling deeply in love with another person. It sorta irritates me when people take these things too lightly. I think every soul should work on dedicating themselves to something; some form of art, that’d make their life better and also the lives of others who touch and sense their art.  Mediocrity could probably be shown in so many things, but not in how one expresses themselves when doing what they love. It is highly necessary to fall in love with something over and over again so deeply , that they reach a point where their obsession can be felt in their skin and bones. And to all the people who relentlessly follow their heart I hope you all marry someone who knows how to make the best Pizza in this world.

  • I am 70% done with Ayn Rand’ Atlas Shrugged, and I have to say this is simply one of the most brilliantly written books I’ve ever read. Just to think about the thoughts and ideas Ayn Rand has put into this book leaves me amazed. It’s like every powerful word and every powerful and intellectual feeling is poured in to make this masterpiece. I don’t understand when I read reviews where people complain that the book is to long , or when they say they didn’t like it. I think most of them don’t like to be lectured about something so intellectual.

Have you read Ayn Rand’ “Atlas Shrugged?” What are your thoughts about it?

  • Every Saturday night when I go through the secret chambers of Youtube I somehow end up finding some of the best pieces of music and some of the best artists who leave me wondering how I survived all these years without listening to their music. The same happened last night when the secret chambers helped me find Radical Face. I know that those of you who’s been listening to Radical Face for ages, are silently trashing me for being so late. But WOW, I really can’t understand how someone could create such splendid music. Last night their music literally left me breathless. I just wish people in this planet listen to good music; it really has the power to change minds.
  • I wanted to share with you all this photograph that I found on Pinterest. I have no idea to whom this photograph belongs , and no idea about the photographer. I am so much in love with this photograph. It clearly looks like a recording studio, and I can make out that there’s a guy singing with his headphones on. Beautiful image though, especially those lights in the darkness.

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WEKEND LINKS 

  • 70’s and 80’s New York Artsy Magazine’s . Click here.
  • In honour of Hunter S.Thompson 78th birthday weekend, here’s some life lessons from him about living life on the edge.
  • The invisible(Powerful) hand behind Harper lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird.” Click here. and here.

MY BELOVED WORDPRESS


First of all I wanna thank WordPress and all my kind, kind fellow bloggers for all your support. With this one platform I’ve overcome the fear of not being good in writing, I’ve overcome my self-doubts, and I’ve realised how much I love writing. Even the words “I love writing” seems to be so futile-an understatement. But well, that’s the strongest word we have. I’ve grown to love my obsession for writing and reading in this last couple of years, and I wanna say every single one of  you have been such a huge inspiration for me. In some way or the other every single one of you bloggers have been my greatest teachers. This art(Writing) has helped me survive so many things and thinking about it leaves me emotional every single time. I’m obsessed and I just can’t be casual when I’m doing something related to art and  I’m super passionate about it that sometimes it freaks the shit out of me.

And the reason why I’ve not been quite regular with my blogging is because I’ve got a job at a new startup magazine- Student Filmer. I’ve been longing to establish myself as a writer for almost a year, and now I finally have this  break. Student Filmer is yet to come out in print form, and till then it will be published in Digital Magazine format in Magzter.

So, little details about Student Filmer :

  • It’s a start up Magazine focusing on South Indian filmy news. It covers mostly about Filmmaking, Cinematography and Photography. 
  • We have just released our Second edition in Magzter
  • When I say “South Indian filmy news,” that doesn’t mean it covers only South Indian stuff. It does 70% of the time, but I try to cover Hollywood and European stuffs, because personally that is where my interest lies. 
  • We are consistent in putting up posts in our blog. You will find my posts under the name – PRIYANKA
  • In case if you are interested in South Indian filmy news then you’d definitely find it interesting, and if you have friends(Indians) or anybody who is interested in Filmmaking and South Indian stuffs please do let them know about this magazine.
  • And “I” would personally promise you that I will work on putting some Global stuffs about Filmmaking, Cinematography and Photography. 

And every time I put a blog post in SF, I’ll be sure to keep you guys posted here.

Do follow us on Twitter and hit Like on Facebook. Also do spread the word about our Magazine through Facebook and also do try reading our second edition in Magzter – it’s totally free. You’ll find my article there about Andre Bazin’s theory.

It takes literally just 10-15 seconds to sign up to Magzter. All it asks for is your Name and Password. Here’s the sign-up page.

I gotta say it just makes me so happy that I am part of this magazine, and that now I have another whole different platform to exhibit myself as writer. I work with such a beautiful team, and I am delighted to say that I have started somewhere. Hope this dream grows more and more every single day.

Seriously, there is nothing more amazing than doing what you love, and I am blessed to be doing what I love the most in this world. And I no more want to be irregular at blogging in WordPress. I miss this platform way to much already. I will make sure that I’ll work even more hard to do everything that I have to do.

Thank you :)

Student Filmer 2nd Edition Cover
Student Filmer 2nd Edition Cover

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OUR BELOVED HARPER LEE


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Guardian has released an extract from Harper Lee’s Go Set A  Watchman. I know all of you would have read it already. Honestly I know it’s too bad to judge a book by reading just the  first chapter, but I really couldn’t feel the magic in Go Set A Watchman that I sensed in To Kill a Mockingbird. The first thing that shocked me was that Jem, Scout Finch’s brother is dead. Why or earth is Jem dead? And next, I read the New York Times review of the book only to find out that Atticus Finch has turned into a racist. The man whom we loved and respected all these years, the man who is one of the most iconic and admired characters in literature has now turned into a racist bigot. I don’t really feel comfortable to accept the fact that that’s how Atticus Finch has become over the years. He has inspired lawyers, and parents and kids all over the world through his stunning portrayal of a principled and idealistic Father and a Lawyer who believes in justice and that all Men are same. And wouldn’t it be disappointing to know that the times have changed him into a racist? And let’s not forget Go Set a Watchman was written long before To Kill a mockingbird. It was in fact Harper Lee’s editor who requested her to first publish a story revolving around a young Scout Finch. And I’m glad Harper Lee worked on her book that way and gave us something that would forever inspire us. And now something that was shelved for years comes out just to show how Atticus Finch was designed at first by Harper Lee. No wonder Harper Lee wasn’t that interested about releasing this book, and no wonder it was shelved for 55 years.

After reading the review, I don’t think that I will be reading the book anytime soon. Or maybe I’ll never read it all. I’ve loved, admired and valued Atticus Finch way too much to read Go Set A Watchman only to find out that he has turned into a complaining  racist.

To Kill a Mockingbird is a powerful book that will never leave our lives, and maybe that one book alone is far more enough and more than what we could ask for from someone as brilliant as our beloved Harper Lee. No book can replace the beauty of Harper Lee’s  To Kill a Mockingbird, not even another book from the same author.

Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in the movie adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird
Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in the movie adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird

GOTTA BE HUMANS


One of the greatest things I’ve been blessed to witness in my time is legalise Gay/Lesbian marriage in US. What a fight it has been for them- for all the Gay/lesbian activists. Their voice finally heard, and their rights granted. But I still can’t get over the disgusting fact that humans have to be judged by whats in between their legs- give them names and tags. And worse they have to fight to be themselves. I often keep telling people around me, that that’s because they are straights they are in no way superior to gays or lesbians. I think every human born should own the rights to be themselves , and express themselves until and unless it doesn’t hurt another person. Love should be born through emotions, and not through fear. Love should be born through self-acceptance and self-love , not through trying to satisfy the social norms. I hope people who are in desperate need for love and care right now find some inspiration. I hope they realise how important they are in this world, and how much important it is to love oneself first, before seeking it from another person. And instead of shutting down behind the doors , please do raise you voice and opinions for what you believe in. There is no bigger disgrace than being inhuman. There is no bigger love than accepting yourself for who you are, and accepting another person for who they are. I hope love gets stronger and more stronger through the years thats yet to come, and I hope more humans realise their true worth irrespective of whats the society or the Bible or the Vedas or any other Holy scripts calls them.

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Be proud of your colours!

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GO HUG YOUR BOOKS


 

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I still and I will never get over how ridiculous it is when people choose to hold digital books over “real” books. Where has all the emotions gone???But I gotta accept I did try reading Digital books , and it lasted a minute. Yes it is easily portable, but does it evoke the exact emotions a real book with stained papers and smell can give you??? There is something unbeatable about holding a book in your hand, feeling the pages, as if the characters are bleeding  out of it, and it’s like you could smell them through their words and the pages. It really upsets me when people say, “Print is dead.” Print is definitely not read. It makes me so happy when I come across people who intensely hold books in their hands. That passion and that  cutting edge vibe that flows through your body when you are holding a real book can never be replaced by a digital book.

How about try being a little bit more insanely passionate and go hug your books that’s in your closet right now.

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HUG YOUR BOOKS


377b37e3d496ee21aec09f41550162fa

I still and I will never get over how ridiculous it is when people choose to hold digital books over “real” books. Where has all the emotions gone???But I gotta accept I did try reading Digital books , and it lasted a minute. Yes it is easily portable, but does it evoke the exact emotions a real book with stained papers and smell can give you??? There is something unbeatable about holding a book in your hand, feeling the pages, as if the characters are bleeding  out of it, and it’s like you could smell them through their words and the pages. It really upsets me when people say, “Print is dead.” Print is definitely not read. It makes me so happy when I come across people who intensely hold books in their hands. That passion and that  cutting edge vibe that flows through your body when you are holding a real book can never be replaced by a digital book.

How about try being a little bit more insanely passionate and go hug your books that’s in your closet right now.

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