Quote of the day

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Sir Winston Churchill

-Vishal

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Lifting Humanity.

Its my 41st post on my blog and I am astounded by the fact that I have not made a single post about my favorite hobby – music. So, here’s one. (It’s not actually about music though.)

Well, the idea is not to tell everyone how much I like music, since I don’t really consider the world to be interested towards my affections and I don’t find a reason not to expect so. Also, partially contradicting my own statement, I love music (its kinda my daily bread).

So, I was going through social media today as I do regularly, I found a post about the concert of the British alternative rock band – Coldplay (my favorite band, I love them to eternity) which had a scene that lifted something inside me, maybe a trace of hope that humanity still exists, as we know it’s hard to find it these days.

Coldplay is on tour these days after their seventh studio album ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ came out last year in December. They are currently performing in Mexico. So, they had a concert yesterday wherein there was a man in a wheelchair and the crowd lifted him up so that he could sing his favorite song (and mine too) – fix you. It shows how ‘people still care’.

I mean, yeah, it is truly arguable in the sense that what was so humanitarian in lifting a person in a concert just so he could sing, but well, I find it beautiful as we really look for good gestures these days, and it was for me, somewhat a symbolical presentation of humanity and I appreciate to the highest extent. Also, adding to the beauty, we get a view to what music does to people, what it can do to people, and how it matters to them.

Here’s a photo of the incident:

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Music is important, not just to me, but to everyone. I mean, not that its a need but you need it as it adds taste to your life, which makes it a possible necessity and also an irony. There are several further divisions in it categorizing its types but I won’t write it, the post is not about music details.
Just as music adds taste to life, it unites people, and unity is just as gorgeous as humanity is. These words (humanity and unity) mustn’t be just left to be theoretical, but they must be applied as long as we dream a world full of kindness.

Music here too, united people and it may seem different to other than what it seemed to me but for me, its just a beautiful gesture worth appreciation and thence, I decided to post about it and also it helped me make my first post about music (somewhat).

That, I guess, just describes the beautiful incident and I guess everyone would appreciate it. Also, please don’t relate it to the post but I had to mention Coldplay in my first post about music and write this sentence: ‘COLDPLAY is the best band! I LOVE YOU COLDPLAY!’

Well, reaching the end, I hope this lifts traces of humbleness and humanity in everyone else’s hearts too.

-Vishal

PS: You can ignore that last Coldplay sentence and please follow my blog if you liked the post. Will improvise and new posts will keep coming. 🙂

Great words by Emma!

Today is one of the world’s most beautiful actress and social worker’s birthday, the beauty of Britain – Emma Watson.

Well, I don’t expect everyone to know her birthday but yeah, she’s famous too. Many of us know her by her character Hermoine Granger in the movie series Harry Potter. She is a social worker too, and she actively participates in bringing gender equality and equal rights to women around the world.

For those who don’t like her as an actress, you must admire her efforts towards the society. 🙂

So, I’m not just posting this because she’s one of my favorite actresses or some similar reasons, but I watched her 2013 MTV awards acceptance speech in which she quoted a beautiful line, and I thought that today would be the perfect day to post it. It’s a quote worth following!

“If you truly put your heart into what you believe in, even if it makes you vulnerable, amazing things can and will happen.” – Emma Watson

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMMA! 🙂

-Vishal

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 02: Actress Emma Watson attends the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

 

Boyhood

So, since I have been through my exams now, and I am free enough to take some time out to fulfill my hobbies, I have been reading books and watching movies, and of course, listening to music.

Two days ago, I was watching this movie on TV named Boyhood. Initially, I did not have the slightest of ideas that something was so unique about this movie, but I was curious, I had been watching it’s promo-ads for over a month and every time they would show some collection of dialogues and scenes, but no description about it’s uniqueness.

So, I searched for it on the ‘Everything to know place- the internet’ and I came to know why was this movie different. I realized that the movie had been directed over a span of 12 years on the same kid to give the movie an absolute touch of reality. And BINGO, it worked. The movie is mainly about the growth of an individual and the most complex stage in life – the teenage.

The director – Richard Linklater did an absolutely wonderful job. At first, I really adore his idea about the movie, secondly, he represented it in an amazing way, it was a treat to the eyes, watching this movie. Maybe I loved it even more because I am going through my teenage, so I could co-relate everything with me.

I could actually feel the things, though many of the things are different since I am here in India and the film was shot in the US, but still there was something about it which indulged me into it. It was like a moral invasion into me, discovering my own self and collate myself.

The whole cast did an amazing job too, especially Ellar Coltrane, it would have been strange to him for the part when he acted as a kid, because kids are unfamiliar to movie cameras around them and maybe even more when your are the actor.

Well, it is a wonderful movie to watch and I would suggest people to watch it. It’s beyond the mass-appealing movies that people usually watch. Some movies are different. And sometimes, different is wonderful.

Here’s my favorite dialogue from the movie, it just fuels the beauty of the movie:

“You know how everyone’s always saying seize the moment? I don’t know, I’m kind of thinking it’s the other way around. Like the moment seizes us.” – Boyhood

-Vishal

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Another Miracle by Einstein

I may have been posting this quite late, but since I was busy with other important things, I am posting about an unbelievable yet innovative discovery. It came into my knowledge via news and I had in mind from then that I would post about this.

The whole world is aware how smart and intelligent Albert Einstein was, he proved it when he was alive. But this discovery proved he was an absolute gift to the human species. The scientists discovered ripples in the space-time consortium which justifies the existence of gravitational waves, which now officially exist.

These gravitational waves which have been detected are said to be emanating by the collision of two black-holes which are at a distance of 1.3 billion light years away. Well, to be honest, I don’t know about them in detail. To understand it better, you can go to this article by Independent; here is the link: Link to the article by Independent

I am not explaining what it really is, but I want to highlight and focus the epic discovery. The most amazing thing about this discovery is that Sir Albert Einstein predicted these waves 100 years ago in his theory of relativity. He predicted these waves when the world had no hint about them. We all know that he was smart, but this makes us love him to eternity.

This discovery is claimed to be as one of the greatest of all time. It was also said that this is the first time that the universe had talked to us. And I wholeheartedly congratulate the team who made this possible. It may just be another step towards the future. It’s good to see such development and progress around the world.

-Vishal einstein