Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Assasins - Truly Inspired...

I was wondering where do these guys get the guts and the idea to a homicide. It cant be in their bloods as they are not brought up that way. Its the society that imbibes these things into the killers who are otherwise perfectly normal to the naked eyes. The society is, to a greater extent , influenced by the media and the movies that set trends in all walks of the society. The recent Virginia Tech killer Cho Seung Hui is claimed to be inspired by the Korean made movie Old Boy. A scene from the movie.

This movie is claimed to be the best of its sort in the recent times. But do have any count of the number of dons who would have rose to fame after watching 'Nayakan'? No.
Were the Nithari case's accused also inspired by a movie? May be yes. There have been movies that have dealt with cannibalism. Like this

But what can be done when people derive inspiration from the imaginary and that too for the wrong reasons? Well it might not be inspiration also but an accidental co-incidence. For all those ill fated I pray for your souls to RIP.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

India Divided by Religion = ???

Today morning as I was doing the usual round of news reading this one amused me. Although I could not think deeper into it or say my view on it I thought of recording it in my blog. This was the news.
All I could think of at that moment was "ஆயிரம் பெரியார் வந்தாலும் உங்கள திருத்த முடியாது டா" (Even if thousand Periyar comes, you people can never be corrected...)