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Tuesday, 30 July 2013


Our composite culture is our assets,it has no single source or owner.Even though there are tensions still we have enough in common to communicate with each other and take pride in it. It is shaping our religious,regional and ethnic consciousness. Common is our tolerance respect for other religion and culture.
We are at home with differences,each of us has Indian image in his or her own way.We are one and celebrate and share our happiness and sorrows together.
Saints and sensibility  is another factor which unites.  Ramayana and Mahabharata -the only two languages that are understood all over the country,the Puranic sense of unity that is present  among the people of India.
Ishwar Allah Tero Naam,this bhajan goes against the exclusivity beliefs of both Hinduism and Islam.
India's unique features are cricket,science,politics and films. Cinema related to culture at four levels,it reflected civilisation,it conversed with nation and nation state,it echoed civil society and it  resonated folk and mass culture.
Partition is still giving pain,if partition officially divided Hindu and Muslim into the dreariness of nation-states,films showed as a creative unity of Hindu and Muslim.Cultural  unity of India began with films as an aswer to the partition,films was realistic enough to add to the nostalgia of unity. Films captured the real we-ness of the democratic,socialist,modern nation. As our films are not only  a modernist appeal to libety,equality and fraternity but to its more collective variant  of unity,diversity and integrity not within a closed universe,but with a cosmopolitan vision of the world.


Monday, 29 July 2013


In life,We have been through many tricky emotional situations in the past. All of us may have faced seemingly hopeless scenarios before. But if we had emerged with grace to find fresh hope. No matter what we feel threatened by events, things will improve naturally soon. We'll win a battle or (more likely)  discover that we don't even need to fight it.
 If we do not give up,we'll get information that alters  view or come up with some clever way to get round a problem.Frustration will be rapidly replaced by inspiration. 
Experts get paid for acting and talking as if they know all the answers. They have a lot to lose if they don't play it safe. That's why they offer advice that won't get them into too much trouble if it proves wrong. Often, though, they overlook the obvious, or dismiss, as unworkable, ideas that could be successful with just a little experimentation and improvisation.
 What might be the 'expert view' of a situation in your personal life now?Even if you feel that you should have more fully foreseen a change that is now taking place, you have no evidence that this is harmful to anything other than your pride. When you first made a particular commitment, you entered into it with a suspicion that you were only ever likely to be able to get so far... and no further. You will soon discover that your current situation is offering you a significantly different opportunity, but one far better than you ever dared hope for.
 Be open. There's nothing sensible about life on Planet Earth. We are not here because someone had a committee meeting and developed a careful plan. We exist in bodies that have not been approved by Health and Safety, and we make our most important decisions on the basis of irrational needs and fears. You are  entitled to feel what you feel and to want what you want. Will you get it? Well, that probably depends on how badly you really want it!
You are too kind. Or are you? There's usually method to your madness and it is often one that you don't notice until you have done something seemingly crazy and found that it has had a good result. Your instinctive approach may pay yet another dividend soon. In refusing to let a silly situation bother you, you are gaining valuable freedom. Maybe someone else is being let off the hook, but if the alternative involves you gripping that hook too tightly it's just as well. Be kinder to yourself by being kinder to someone else.
 Why doubt yourself? Why question your entitlement to joy and contentment? And why suspect, for a single moment, that you are not going to experience this? Of course life has had its ups and downs lately. Without those downs, the ups mean nothing. You've developed a real appetite for reassurance. It has also become clear that you won't find this unless you start looking deeper into your own reservoir of wisdom. But deep within, you know what's needed now. And you also know how to make it happen. 
 Some people believe the body is a temple. We should treat it with utmost respect and give it nothing but the best. Yet there's a downside to this philosophy. It's all too easy to become unhealthily fanatical about what you eat, drink or do. The benefit you may attain through discrimination and discipline can be counteracted by the harm you create through worrying. Nothing does us more damage than emotional fear and you are worth so much more than that. Let go of a negative and embrace a positive. 
We can sometimes have reason to be grateful for our difficulties. Often it is only because of these that we reach crucial decisions. In times of ease, we can put off long-overdue changes. We can allow ourselves to settle for second best. It may not be great but it is cosy. Then, along comes a drama - and suddenly we have to really rethink everything. You have surely had enough drama. Your choices to all intents and purposes have been made. Now you need, deserve, and are due for an easier time in your emotional life.
A little kindness costs nothing. Even when we are in a hopeless situation we can be polite and gentle, mild-mannered and understanding. Somewhere in your world now, a conflict has arisen. Trouble is brewing. Anxiety and anger have been stirred together into a kind of crisis cocktail. Those who are drinking it in, are becoming most unfortunately inebriated. You need to stay sober.
 If only you can manage to keep your wits about you, you will soon see the silver lining that accompanies the current cloud.  In every good adventure movie, there comes a moment where the central character is captured by the enemy. All looks hopeless for our hero or heroine. After putting up a valiant fight, they must seemingly surrender. Then, just in the nick of time, everything changes once more.
 You have lately had to make the most of an emotionally stressful situation that you've been stuck with. Your problem has been lulled into a false sense of security. It now thinks it has you beaten. But you are about to seize your chance of victory.
Some people really are too clever for their own good. They plan for eventualities that are never going to happen. They ask questions that really can't be answered - and which don't need to be answered, anyway. They take nothing at face value. They leave nothing to trust. They feel that everything must be anticipated and legislated for. Right now, you may be thinking much more than you need to about a feeling that can't be fully understood. You are tying yourself up in knots. Be wise enough to realise that fate is on your side.
 What do you want to be? Perfect? Faultless? Revered and respected by all for your supreme intelligence and impeccable decision-making? Of course, a part of you wants this. But that part of you is actually a rather dull part. Somewhere within you now, there's an urge to be reckless, spontaneous, brave on behalf of a cause that deserves to be defended. Your reputation may suffer in the short run if you dedicate too much to an emotional, romantic, idealistic urge. But you will feel an awful lot better for it. 

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Is there some reason why you deserve to settle for second-best whilst others consider themselves entitled to the finest? Why, of course there isn't. So, if you find yourself in the situation where it seems as if such an unsatisfactory state of affairs presides, you must ask yourself how you have got into this and what you can do to get out of it. Perhaps you feel you don't have the luxury of choice. So, what is limiting you? Isn't the source of that very limitation something so precious that it is worth making a sacrifice for?
What a different world it would be if we all agreed? How can it be any better than that? Unless, perhaps, we were all to agree, not with each other, but with you. What about if we all saw it your way? What if everything you said went? That would be pleasing, wouldn't it? Or would it? Perhaps it would just be incredibly boring. A little dynamic tension is no bad thing.
They say you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs. What if you were counting on the chickens that might have hatched from those eggs? It is always hard to know whether to save or spend. Just as easily as we can regret making some purchases, we can sometimes settle for second-best, only to realise later that it has all been a false economy. And then, there are the moral, ethical and political implications to take into account too. Yet you are making a wise investment, one that you won't regret. The rules are the rules. They exist for a very good reason and we must adhere to them all or risk the consequences. Who enforces them? Well, various officials take responsibility for this but, by and large, it all comes down to the likes of you and me. We are self-policing. Our fear of being caught out is so strong that it prevents us from transgressing, even when there is no one around to catch us.
Once, the world was a dark, ignorant place. Questions went unanswered. Few people understood what their lives were all about. Then someone invented the internet and everything changed! Now, no matter what we need to know, we can check it on a website. Can't we? Or might we all now be suffering from arrogance instead of ignorance? There are some judgements that are best left to instinct, for no amount of research is going to enlighten you.
Let the good times roll.' These words comes from a classic song written long ago by Shirley Goodman and Leonard Lee. Ever since, if you ask anyone what movement good times make, they will tell you that they 'roll'. And what do good times do if they are not rolling? Any economist can answer that. We have all just lived through several years, during which the good times have been resolutely refusing to roll. But soon, the chocks will be away on the wheels for the world.
We think we know people. We see them every day. We interact at all kinds of levels. Our relationships may even have titles and labels, yet it doesn't automatically follow that we know what's going on inside their minds. We all have secrets from one another. We even have secrets from ourselves. Not all of those secrets are dark. Sometimes we discover that our companions have the most delightful hidden depth. You are now in the process of making some surprising discoveries.
 If you snap your fingers and say the magic words, what will happen? That partly depends on what the magic words are and on who is listening to them. There are, for example, some magic words that only have to be whispered in your ear in order to attain a surprisingly dramatic response. The merest hint of a particular rare pleasure can trigger eager anticipation. And the slightest mention of a controversial subject can set you off on an angry tirade. Someone else is similarly sensitive. Be careful.
Are you successful? Why, of course you are. And, if you feel inclined to argue otherwise, perhaps we should more carefully investigate the meaning of the word 'success'. It doesn't necessarily mean 'rich'. That's a very cheap and narrow definition. A lot of very rich people are miserably unsuccessful at the art of maintaining good personal relationships or of appreciating the true beauty of nature. What kind of success can be worth having if it doesn't include this?
Are you successful? Why, of course you are. And, if you feel inclined to argue otherwise, perhaps we should more carefully investigate the meaning of the word 'success'. It doesn't necessarily mean 'rich'. That's a very cheap and narrow definition. A lot of very rich people are miserably unsuccessful at the art of maintaining good personal relationships or of appreciating the true beauty of nature. What kind of success can be worth having if it doesn't include this?We wouldn't want to cook with anything other than the finest ingredients. We wouldn't want to be with anyone other than the nicest companions. To uphold such high standards is not so much a form of selfishness, it's a demonstration of self-respect. What might be the alternative? To say, 'I'll just be useful and eat up the bad food nobody else wants.' I know these people aren't very nice but I'll be their friend because nobody else will.' You have your standards for a reason and no harm can come today from sticking to them.
Life is for living. What other purpose can it possibly have? Yet, too often, we read articles or engage in conversations that seem to support the idea that life is about struggling, coping with hardship, wrestling with an endless challenge to keep a pack of voracious wolves from the fragile door that stands between us and insolvency. There! You see what I mean? Even that brief mention of a stressful topic is enough to make you forget what life is really for. Coming events will bring a happier reminder of life's true purpose.
A thirsty person, in the middle of a desert, may know that a lake is just a few miles away but they still have to get there by rationing their water.






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Friday, 26 July 2013

A thirsty person, in the middle of a desert, may know that a lake is just a few miles away but they still have to get there  only to find nothing.Life is for living. What other purpose can it possibly have? Yet, too often, we read articles or engage in conversations that seem to support the idea that life is about struggling, coping with hardship, wrestling with an endless challenge to keep a pack of voracious wolves from the fragile door that stands between us and insolvency.

DISCOVERIES

We think we know people. We see them every day. We interact at all kinds of levels. Our relationships may even have titles and labels, yet it doesn't automatically follow that we know what's going on inside their minds. We all have secrets from one another. We even have secrets from ourselves. Not all of those secrets are dark. Sometimes we discover that our companions have the most delightful hidden depth. You are now in the process of making some surprising discoveries. 
The rules are the rules. They exist for a very good reason and we must adhere to them all or risk the consequences. Who enforces them? Well, various officials take responsibility for this but, by and large, it all comes down to the likes of you and me. We are self-policing. Our fear of being caught out is so strong that it prevents us from transgressing, even when there is no one around to catch us.

DIFFERENT WORLD

What a different world it would be if we all agreed? How can it be any better than that? Unless, perhaps, we were all to agree, not with each other, but with you. What about if we all saw it your way? What if everything you said went? That would be pleasing, wouldn't it? Or would it? Perhaps it would just be incredibly boring. A little dynamic tension is no bad thing.
In life, you can buy anything but not LOVE
You can fake a smile, but not HAPPINESS
You can lie to others, but not to YOURSELF
You can buy a companion, but never a FRIEND.
A forthcoming  promise of change, challenge, and more change, followed by an extremely pleasing development. Don't try to take charge too much. Allow yourself to be led by the situations that develop of their own accord or the people who naturally move into your field of view. Be spontaneous and responsive to sudden opportunity. You can safely take a break from the big ongoing drama which has been preoccupying you lately.Human beings may all be created equal, but they are certainly not created identical. Our differences make us interesting and attractive to one another. These same idiosyncrasies, however, often become the reason why our friends and loved ones seem so exasperating. We are fascinated by an unfamiliar thought pattern, until it conflicts too dramatically with one of our own. What's required, in your world is just a little more willingness to accept the validity of a differing viewpoint.
To an ant, every molehill is a mountain. To a lumbering giant, even an Everest looks easy to ascend. So, how big are you? The planets, won't suddenly show you a white rabbit clutching a stopwatch, which you can follow to a magical land. Yet in one way, they will offer you this kind of choice and power over your 'psychological size'. You can now decide to get into a negative emotion or you can choose to get yourself right out of it. All you have to do is see through the madness and recognise the dream world.
They say you can't judge a book by looking at its cover. Ah, but is this old maxim true? Perhaps someone should produce a book with a cover that says, How To Judge Books By Their Covers. That should confuse a few folk. We read so much significance into labels, that we hardly notice contents. Wherever we see style, we assume there must be substance. Be careful about the conclusions you come. Look beyond the obvious and you will yet manage to reveal a true hidden treasure.
We read most signs and signals according to the way in which we secretly wish to be advised. Something happens. Someone says something. If we are uncomfortable with a plan, we take this development as an inauspicious omen. We see it as a reason to start heading in another direction. If we pay no attention to whatever has occurred. Why should we let that stop us in our tracks? How disconcerted should you feel by recent events? That depends on what kind of an excuse you are looking for.
Storybooks often depict witches and wizards performing spells of instant transformation. In real life, magicians rarely effect their changes there and then, on the spot. They set slow, subtle processes in motion. These eventually bear the most wondrous fruit, but they have to be given time. With that in mind, we turn to you. Your tall hat bending a little at the narrow end. Your cloak rippling in the breeze. There is a spell you are very keen to cast, but you doubt your ability to make it work. Just be patient.
Here we are, on a tiny ball of rock, which spins as it hurtles through space. We have no idea where we were before we arrived. Nor do we know what will happen to us when we leave. We cannot prove the existence of an eternal spirit. Nor can we prove there is such a thing as love. So here we all are. Insecure, bewildered and nervous - pinning our highest hopes on a set of wild assumptions. Yet  as long as you now have faith in your brightest dream, it -illogically but delightfully - comes true!
By the skin of your teeth, you have survived a tricky time. It has been tight but you have been successful. Don't dwell on the nearness of your miss - just celebrate that you emerged unscathed from a sharp situation. Now, take advantage of your current astrological outlook. It is offering you the chance to do something that has long needed to be done. You will need the co-operation of others and you may have to negotiate carefully and deftly to attain this. But that's a move that is well worth making.
'When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.' So said the great philosopher, Lao Tzu. For all that may seem less than desirable now, one factor is perfect. It involves your urge to get to the very heart of what is causing a difficult set of circumstances. No matter what it takes, you want to find out what has really made a situation the way it is. Your quest for enlightenment will lead, eventually, to great contentment. But first, an idea about how things 'ought to be' has to be replaced by a willingness to discover.

A scientist will say that, if you ask yourself a simple 'yes or no question' and then toss a coin to determine the answer, you have a fifty-fifty chance of being right. A psychologist however, will insist that the odds of getting an accurate result are much higher. Why? Because if, deep down, you have even an inkling of the truth, the act of tossing the coin will help you to identify it. You will feel one way if you get heads, another if you get tails. Where your intellect can't guide you, your instinct can. 
Trust it.How can one small piece of information make such a difference to a person's frame of mind? It really ought not to. We should, all of us, be beyond such susceptibility. Somehow, though, we end up pinning our hopes on our plans. If these seem to be working out, we feel elated. If not, we get deflated. You are now in the process of making an important discovery. Take a while to digest what you discover before deciding that it's problematic. More information may yet set your mind at rest. Meanwhile, just try to be positive.
An old drama is coming to an end. A new drama must soon take its place. But are you ready to throw yourself into something new. You keep looking back over your shoulder, wondering whether you have done enough, too little or too much. Wonder all you like, it will make no difference. What has happened has happened. What matters next is the event over which you actually do have some control. Throw your concentration into this and don't worry. Better times are coming your way.
 All will be fine..Celebrate good times, come on!' So sang Kool And The Gang in their 1980 hit, Celebration. The lyrics hardly pose the listener with an intellectual challenge. There was no hidden subtext, no thought-provoking observation, just an enthusiastic exhortation in the form of a disco hit. And why would such a message require anything else? Why does it even need the additional phrase, 'come on'? What else are you supposed to do with good times, apart from celebrate them?
 Only one thing.If you were looking for a way out, why do you keep peering ever further into the midst of the situation? If a door is to your left, and a window is to your right, why steer straight ahead? If you do not want to get involved, why rise to the bait? There's a discrepancy now, between what you are saying and what you are doing. To some extent, this is understandable. If you really want to move on, you must recognize the difference and then adjust your behavior accordingly. 
Don't be inhibited by unnecessary rules.Denial is a side-effect of cowardice. Consciousness requires courage. When we are afraid to deal with an issue, we try to pretend it doesn't exist. That's particularly convenient when we don't know what to do. Ignore it, we figure, and maybe it will go away. It takes real strength to say, 'I don't have the answer and I'm worried that even if I can get it, I may not like it, but I am going to keep on asking questions anyhow.' The latter approach, though, you can take with honour. 
You will be surprised how well it works takes far less energy to say something than it does to do something. And, the more you talk, the more you can persuade yourself that your words are almost as powerful as your actions. You can psych yourself into a state of triumph whilst doing absolutely nothing. Talk is cheap. Actions cost energy and commitment, but they bring real results. Never mind what a certain person is saying now; what are they doing? And what are you doing? Let your heart move you, regardless of where your head is trying to drive you.

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