Friday, November 19, 2010


The totem ain't falling!!!!! 
     The number of movies i watch per month is nearly exorbitant, and sometimes many great movies, don't impress me, but those i like, just refuse to get out of my memory, diwali was 15 days ago when i watched nearly 8 movies in a 2 and a half days time, i wanted to watch as many movies as possible cos my exams were starting i wanted to study.(lmao)
     Many movies are great but only few stuck to my thoughts, like fight club, v for vendetta, city of god etc, Inception is the newest one on the list, it just blew me away, Nolan is a superb director and i've seen mememto, the prestige, insomania, following etc and Di caprio, he is like god to me, so the expectation from me was extremely high, and boy did they deliver!.
     The movie starts inside a dream, first 20 minutes i was going crazy cos i couldn't understand the plot, but as i started to comprehend it was extremely good, the real USP of this movie is the climax, i was almost gasping for breath at the end of the movie, never seen a better ending in a movie.
     As expected Di caprio was excellent playing the role of cobb, an extractor of dreams, Di caprio has some kind of ability to bring out the best for any role, Nolan is an unbelievable director, i think his last 5 movie are in the list of  250 best movies list on imdb, the only drawback is that you have to focus to understand this movie, that ain't a drawback but i think the effect of the ongoing exams is showing up.
Bottomline: Just watch this movie, you'll be blown away as i was. 9.5/10.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Why am I an Atheist?

     I am an atheist and always will be one, but why am i an atheist ?, a lot of people think being an atheist are weird and dangerous, OK that's their belief which doesn't affect me, many other atheists whom i have met ever (which is not a lot) have turned atheists at a certain point of time in their lives, but me, i think i was born that way, with the craving of proof to believe anything, deeply seeded into me, like inception, this idea of wanting proof stuck into subconscious.
     I am a kind of person who wants logic in everything, when i watch a movie, i want that movie to be perfect without any factual errors, once i find a small mistake in the plot, which i always do, i lose interest in the whole movie, i think this aspect of me explains the most about a person who i am. According to me, all the religions are just a fairytale, there is no logic in any religion and moreover all the religions are based in the geographical regions they are most prevalent today, christianity in Europe and America, islam in the middle east, hindhusim in Indian sub-continent, etc, the point is that, all religions have the common belief that "god" is creator of the universe and etc,etc then why is that religion famous only in that specific region ?, "god" had the power to create the universe, but he hadn't enough power to spread his "truth" to all parts of the same universe?, that sounds real silly!!, and people defend this by saying other religions are the work of the devil !!!! but that's of course is the worst-case scenario, to me people "talking-in-tongues" or getting "revelations" from god is a mental disorder called "schizophrenia", "holy"-books are the work of a great fiction writer who has some knowledge about his surroundings, miracles are co-incidents and superstitions are shit.
     Many religious people think that advancement in technology ruined the god in people, tv, internet,education and even metal music ruined the spiritual-side of a person, according to most of them religion makes a man self-disciplined, good natured and etc...... that's really funny!, i once saw a quote somewhere which went something like this "how good is a deed done in the fear of god rather than self belief ?", in fact i feel atheists are more disciplined, cos if you do some thing wrong, a religious guy makes a confession or drops some money in the hundi and surprise! surprise!! all yours sins have been washed away!, but for an atheist his conscious will kill him.
     Many people turn into atheists, due to various reasons, death of a person, huge financial losses, internet or reading books of various atheists etc, but not me, i didn't turn into an atheist. Even Periyar was a theist until a certain incident of insult happened to him, but not me, i never learned it from anyone, i was an atheist as early as 10 years of age.
     Religion is basically a waste of money, time and mental peace, trying to find things for yourself rather than blindly believing in someone can give a lot of peace, for once, Mahatma Gandhi said "It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence", he said to his followers that to be a non-violent person he/she needn't be a gandhi follower but the essence of non-violence must be in your hearts, he wanted his people to challenge conventions rather that meekly accepting the British raj , all i want to say is the same thing just challenge everything and discover rather than believing in fairy tales told to you.