Thursday, May 25, 2006

By Gosh ..SHE’s done it!!!

For all those unfamiliar with that phrase, its from “My Fair Lady”, the classic, which is one of my favorite movies. I finally changed my blog template… Being totally ignorant of all Html codes and the deciphering of these was pretty easy. I got mine from http://blogger-templates.blogspot.com/ and it was pretty simple to set it up.So I hope u guys like it



Speaking of codes, saw the movie Da Vinci Code yesterday after reading Mitr’s posts and I agree with the critics - it was not worth all the hype. I am from a background which has been enriched by Christianity while having its roots in Hinduism, and when this book was released , it ranked high among the dinner topics in our family. Thrashing out the gospels and dissecting the dead sea scrolls, the topic was Tabu to some of my relatives who are Christians and a hot conversation piece to the rest of us. What I like about the book was the witty and intellectual conversation pieces between Langdon and Leigh, and the most absorbing for me was the attention to detail regarding history of the Christian wars. I wanted to and still want to visit Roslyn chapel .The book had impressed me enough to start reading up on the Knights Templar and the Rose wars, but the movie disappointed me. Apart from totally departing from the ending in the book ,regarding the conclusion of the car crash, Ron Howard sugar coats it with a new dialogue regarding divinity.!!! The movie fails to exploit the beauty and genius of Leonardo and also the actors are deplorable in certain scenes.


Why I liked the book, apart from the above was the portrayal of Mary Magdalene. Since a young age I have always wondered at the difference between the Hinduism and Christianity. Though the “mother” figure is portrayed in both as one of great strength, sacrifice and love , and paradoxically the lady companion /wife is totally disregarded in Christianity but worshipped in Hinduism as a goddess. This is what I believe and I am sure more than half the worlds population will disagree- “There is only one God and Religion” and the due to the geographical distances that existed,the cultural depiction of him has led to the growth of the innumerable religions. These depictions most of the time portray the same God or Human depending on how you view these figures of faith. Jesus was a carpenter and surrounded by the animals,viewed in many drawings as a "Good Shepherd" , Krishna was cowherd and every drawing I see of him has animals in the background. Their respective mothers were the personification of love and devotion. Their disciples had the doctrine of responsibility to others and duty to oneself. And most importantly there has been a controversy of human versus divine for all the avatars of Vishnu and now recently for Christ.

That leads me back to the question of Meera Vs. Mary Magdalene ,feminine disciples and their stance in the religion. Meera is said to be Krishna’s biggest disciple- she left a king and kingdom for him and she is praised for it.Radha ,another companion of Krishna and they immortalise the concept of love. In Contrast, even though the Gospel of Mary & Phillip, says that Jesus felt that she was the disciple closer than all .even Peter and it was she who was elected to give the true message of Christianity, yet she is condemned as a whore. For me it’s all about giving a person their due. Irrespective of the relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene, if she was a person who imbibed Christ’s discipline , her teachings should be made public to the world. It is not how the message was got but what the message is that makes the most sense!! To cover it in a religious blanket by condemning the person as immoral is absolutely against the faith,.

I am not decrying Christianity in this post. Rather , it has taught me some values which is an integral part of me. However, the real message is Love towards humanity. Fighting over the virtue of a woman, who Christ loved as a disciple is depreciating those same values.

The significance of the “Sacred Feminism” made sense to me, but I understand for many people it is blasphemous. All I wish for is that we recognize the true meaning of the strength of womanhood, be it in any form- mother/ wife or more importantly as a partner. I'm sure that God irrespective of whichever form or religion will want to recognise a person irrespective of their sex, for their contribution to humanity.


And to give you ppl something to smile about

Extra Marital affairs!!!

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The 1st Affair:

A married man was having an affair with his secretary.

One day they went her place and made love all afternoon. Exhausted, they fell asleep and woke up at 8 PM.

The man hurriedly dressed and told his lover to take his shoes outside and rub them in the grass and dirt.

He put on his shoes and drove home.

"Where have you been?" his wife demanded.

"I can't lie to you," he replied, "I'm having an affair with my secretary. We had sex all afternoon."

"You lying bastard!

You've been playing golf!"
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The 2nd Affair:

A middle-aged couple had two beautiful daughters but always talked about having a son.

They decided to try one last time for the son they always wanted.

The wife got pregnant and delivered a healthy baby boy.

The joyful father rushed to the nursery to see his new son.

He was horrified at the ugliest child he had ever seen.

He told his wife, "There's no way I can be the father of this baby. Look at the two beautiful daughters I fathered! Have you been fooling around behind my back?"

The wife smiled sweetly and replied, "Not this time!"
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The 3th Affair:
A woman was in bed with her lover when she heard her husband opening the front door.

"Hurry," she said, "stand in the corner."

She rubbed baby oil all over him, then dusted him with talcum powder.

"Don't move until I tell you," she said. "Pretend you're a statue."

"What's this?" the husband inquired as he entered the room.

"Oh it's a statue." she replied. "The Smith's bought one and I liked it so much I got one for us, too."

No more was said, not even when they went to bed.

Around 2 AM the husband got up, went to the kitchen and returned with a sandwich and a beer.

"Here," he said to the statue, "have this. I stood like that for two days at the Smith's and nobody offered me a damned thing."

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The 4th Affair:

A man walked into a cafe, went to the bar and ordered a beer.

"Certainly, Sir, that'll be one cent."

"One Cent?" the man thought.

He glanced at the menu and asked, "How much for a nice juicy steak and a bottle of wine?"

"A nickel," the barman replied.

"A nickel?" exclaimed the man. "Where's the guy who owns this place?"

The bartender replied, "Upstairs, with my wife."

The man asked, "What's he doing upstairs with your wife?"

The bartender replied,

"The same thing I'm doing to his business down here."


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The 5th Affair:

Jake was dying. His wife sat at the bedside.

He looked up and said weakly, "I have something I must confess."

"There's no need to," his wife replied.

"No," he insisted, "I want to die in peace. I slept with your sister, your best friend, her best friend, and your mother!"

"I know, I know," she replied. "Now just rest and let the poison work

Keep Smilin ppl

Anu

8 Comments:

Blogger hari said...

Hi Anu,

Fabulous template. About the post, awesome, a hair-splitting analysis indeed and your thoughts have become very radical and bold, since marriage or fresh air of the USA, only you can explain.

Lastly your jokes, I have never laughed so much for quite sometime. Its this piece that makes your blog spicy and interesting.

A humble plea, please post more regularly. My apologies to your hubby for being a bit selfish and eating into his time with you.

11:09 PM  
Blogger Anu said...

Thks Hari,,,

I promise now onwards more posts scheduled

9:43 PM  
Blogger REFLEX said...

I haven't seen the movie yet. I must see asap.
Jokes: Good one.

9:21 PM  
Blogger Me said...

pretty good template...one of my friend has this template....

lol @ jokes....btw this is the longest post i have read in months....;)

6:15 PM  
Blogger Viewer said...

Love the new look

9:14 AM  
Blogger Vijay Ramamurthi said...

First time here..the jokes on affairs was fantastic.. hahah....LOL

7:28 AM  
Blogger hari said...

Anu,

I see you are not keeping up your promise.

1:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nahi re crappy jokes..
fish y dont u improve ur jokes...they were very good intially...

10:51 AM  

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