Showing posts from January, 2017

Schindler's List - A Movie Beyond Time

Was watching Schindler's List and at the end, Schindler regrets for not having saved enough people despite rescuing about 1000 people from their fate in gas chambers. He regrets looking at his car which could have saved 10 more people - he then regrets after understanding how things and money are equated to people's lives - he breaks down crying because he is now in a tragic mess. He saved thousands of people but he cried because he could have done more. He was an industrialist and a business man too - but he knew that with great power comes great responsibility! He also advises one of the generals who goes about killing people at his wishes that real power lies in granting mercy and not in taking one's life - thinking about it, it is the truth isn't it! The movie is riddled with several slow and emotionally stirring scenes. The one where the general attempts to shoot a worker for not having made enough hinges - the worker is knelt down and the general aims the gun …

Nothing Above Us

Men in general are conditioned to achieve something or feel proud of something in life. So, when a lot of us don't achieve anything remarkable or evident, or when the possibility of achieving something remarkable by your own self is painstaking, we resort to easier ways of achieving pride and satisfaction. This is when most of us associate ourselves with higher ideologies, beliefs and practices which although might not make sense, makes it do-able because thousands and millions already follow it. Naturally you are made to think that is the truth and anything that has the potential to hurt the 'sentiments' associated with those beliefs are seen as intimidating. Instead of questioning such practices, it gives immense satisfaction for most of us to be part of such classifications and believe that we are part of a higher purpose. The classification can be anything - religion, language, gender, skin colour etc etc. Now we all believe in such classifications very firmly - becau…