Nietzsche said: “Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.”
I am soul that wanders in this post modern century in search of meaning and purpose. Just like my forefathers. According to my creed, ‘A wandering Aramean was my ancestor; he went down into Egypt and lived there as an alien, few in number, and there he became a great nation, mighty and populous’ (Dt 26:5 NRSV). And although there are many variations, disputes and development in anthropology with regards to the origin of my race, historical evidences state that I belong to the Dravidian race. The terms Dravidians and Dravidian Race are sometimes given to the peoples of southern and central India and Sri Lanka who speak Dravidian languages, the best known of which are Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Tulu. Notably one Dravidian language, Brahui, is spoken in Pakistan, perhaps hinting at the language family’s wider distribution prior to the spread of the Indo-Aryan languages.
Though I would like to describe myself as an agnostic, I constantly find myself in a dubious situation when it comes to beliefs and values. However I am very much comfortable in expressing myself as a happy agnostic theist, as there are still innumerable occurrences and events to which humankind hasn’t found a definitive answer. Mystery still exists. Einstein captures it perfectly in his essay, ‘The World as I see it’. He says “The most beautiful and deepest experience a man can have is the sense of the mysterious. It is the underlying principle of religion as well as all serious endeavour in art and science. He who never had this experience seems to me, if not dead, then at least blind. To sense that behind anything that can be experienced there is a something that our mind cannot grasp and whose beauty and sublimity reaches us only indirectly and as a feeble reflection, this is religiousness. In this sense I am religious. To me it suffices to wonder at these secrets and to attempt humbly to grasp with my mind a mere image of the lofty structure of all that there is.”
Schopenhauer says that a man can be himself only so long as he is alone.
At heart I am quiet. Shy. Loud. Optimist. Crazy. Pacifist. Happy. Peaceful. Benevolent. Observing. Wondering. And often debating.
I like creating things. An idea. A song. A poem. An article. A solution.
My love of observing has given birth to an immense sense of admiration towards Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Satyajit Ray, Shyam Benegal,Guru Dutt, Akira Kurosawa, Alfred Hitchcock, Shaji Karun, Ingmar Bergman , Stanley Kubrick, Federico Fellini, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodovar, Roman Polanski, Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Ridley Scott, Mira Nair, Jean-Luc Godard, Krzysztof Kieslowski, David Croonenberg, Alejandro González Iñárritu etc etc (not in any order of greatness)
I believe in love.
I believe in hope.
I believe in music.
I believe in Aaron Copland when he says, “‘Is there a meaning to music’? My answer would be, ‘Yes’. And ‘Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?’ My answer would be, ‘No’.”
I believe in Ann Landers when she says, “Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other”. She also says, “Too many people today know the price of everything and the value of nothing”, which is also very true of my generation.
I also believe in magic / miracles.
Amongst many other things, heads Social Media @ media2win
That’s all as of now. Will keep adding as I keep discovering myself more and more.