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A LETTER TO COFFEE

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Dear Coffee,

Make yourself comfortable at the dining room table. Take a seat. Don’t worry, you’re not in trouble, so relax your steaming breath. I have so much to tell you.

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#7 Poetry – I Fall Down (2010)

There is some confusion underneath

Some doubts, some questions lying beneath

Some things which make me tumble down

And that is the point when I FALL DOWN

 

There is some point of time

When all problems cut their mime

Each second just deepens the wound

And that’s the second when I FALL DOWN

 

Wait a second, you know what I think?

Life has become so bore, just in a blink

Just a moment back, I was walking in a lawn

Lightning struck me and I did FALL DOWN

 

Why didn’t everything happen as I expected?

Oh God, don’t you have mercy for the creature you created

Why did you break my heart just when it started beating?

Oh Pretty Bitch, you must be so proud after annihilating

Why the efforts didn’t count, “They weren’t enough”?

Oh Mr. Perfect is the journey of our dreams that tough?

Situation my friend! It makes the king loose his crown

It makes me bow and I FALL DOWN

 

 

After all this trauma, I wonder why aren’t I dead?

Even after breaking bones, tearing muscles and all bloodshed

I’ve started collecting broken pieces and rising on new ground

And that’s the Fucking reason, I REFUSE TO FALL DOWN

Guardians of the Galaxy and Howard the Duck

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Howard-the-DuckBefore I saw Guardians of the Galaxy, the latest box office dreadnought from Marvel Entertainment, I read in the Huffington Post about a post-credit sequence featuring Howard the Duck. “As fans might remember,” the article pronounced, “”Howard the Duck” was first released in 1987, and would become a giant bust for Marvel and producer George Lucas.” But that’s not what I remember. What I remember is that Howard the Duck was an incredible comic book written by Steve Gerber, one of the only comics outside of Mad and Cracked magazines that I read as a boy.

I also remember that the Howard the Duck of the movie, the Howard the Duck who came from “Duckworld,” a dreadful place where no duck-themed pun was too low, the Howard the Duck who romped through second-rate science fiction in the name of anemic political satire, was the Howard the Duck of writer…

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Eight things I learned from travel

Life After Liquidity

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As I write this post I am sitting in the Caltrain, passing through various suburbs of the San Francisco Bay peninsula on my way to the city. It’s comforting to be surrounded by so many familiar sites once again.

My wife and I have had quite a journey: 17 countries, dozens of cities, and countless airports/train stations/bus stations. We’ve witnessed both staggeringly beautiful phenomena (Northern Lights in the Yukon Territories) and horrifying moments (a mob beating up some dude in the streets of Istanbul) along the way. Fortunately, my wife and I came out the other end of our trip completely safe and with a lifetime of memories.

I’ve delayed writing this post as long as I could; it’s been taking me a while to process what I’ve learned from this trip. The short answer is: a lot.

I may not be able to cover all the lessons I’ve learned…

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Offbeat Goa: 12 Mind-Blowing Experiences.

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On a rainy Goan afternoon, wrapped up in my blue poncho, I drive my bike past verdant rice paddies, abandoned railway tracks and sleepy hamlets, to cross over to little-known islands in the interiors of Goa. On the empty ferry, the surprised driver asks me why I’m going there. Why? Because these islands are covered in mangroves and mist-laden meadows, adorned with old Portuguese homes, and home to large populations of colourful migratory birds and tiny populations of people who, far from the beaches and revellers of Goa, exemplify the susagade (content) way of life.

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6 People You NEED to say I LOVE YOU To ASAP

I am Homeward Bound

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Over the last week, I have had a ton of stressful things happen and have had a big U Turn on my outlook for life. Needless to say, I realised we take life for granted and with everything that keeps us occupied these days, we forget to say so many things to the people we love. And when the chance comes to say, it never should happen to be too late to say a kind or loving word.

One of the posts I had read over the years is a story of a man, his grandmother and grandfather. The crux of the story is what the grandfather tells his grandson. “It is Always Easy to be CLEVER. Everyone can be clever. Be KIND.”

This, combined with the gravity of the situation that I…

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What makes good editing?

I don’t think any other article would explain it better. Learnt a lot! Just wish to share it with the world!

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Compared to many of the other Oscar categories, “Best Film Editing” is often a tough one to predict.  With “Best Cinematography,” “Best Art Direction,” and “Best Costume Design,” for instance, you can clearly see how each nominee demonstrated a mastery of their craft and set themselves apart from their peers.  With editing, however, aptly called “The Invisible Art” of cinema, what’s been left out is just as important as what ends up in the final cut.  The audience has no realistic way of knowing what compromises in performance the editor had to make in order to elucidate a specific plot point or which amazing shots couldn’t be used simply because they presented an inconsistency in story or character.  Even a seasoned editor, who knows better than anyone else what the editorial process involves, may not be able to recognize a brilliant feat of editing without a glimpse of what was…

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