#TEDTalks – How schools kill creativity

It is impossible not to agree with him… “Picasso once said this, he said that all children are born artists. The problem is to remain an artist as we grow up. I believe this passionately, that we don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it. Or rather, we get educated out if it.” – #SirKenRobinson | #TEDTalks – How schools kill creativity (June 2006)

What’s love?

I am sure none of us are sure about what love is :) But loved these lines from the article… So beautiful!

~ Love is something for which we will give up eternal life. The main character in the movie City of Angels, who gives up his wings in return for bodily sensation, and then loses his one and only beloved in a truck accident, says: “I would rather have tasted her lips just once, touched her skin, one time, and made love to her for one night, than spend the rest of my life without ever knowing that.” ~

Modern India?

I was at this social event a few days back. I am happily antisocial when it comes to attending these club events or get-togethers where I barely know people (by knowing I don’t mean waving at each other and exchanging fake smiles all along). But I attended this one as it was organised by a dear friend. The main highlight of the event was a fashion show which was followed by a question-answer round. One judge asked this participant about the need and importance of marriage in a woman’s life, and that if it is indispensable. Her response shocked me to say the least. She said and I quote, “A woman is born to get married, have kids, raise them in the best way possible; a woman is incomplete without marriage and kids. I think I am complete in every way.” The judge retorted, “So according to you, all single women are incomplete.” The participant said absolutely, they are. This comes from a female who is well-educated and falls in the so-called modern woman bracket. I really don’t want to discuss the merits and demerits of married life (for both men and women), let’s keep that for another day. But this thought process really makes me wonder about all the progress I thought we made as a society! Sad!

Travel or diamonds?

Travel or diamonds? Are you serious? And is that even a valid question? I will pick a travel experience over a diamond jewellery any day. Every new destination, every new experience, every moment of discovery becomes a part of who we are. Honestly, that is not even a fair comparison… How can the diamonds lying idle in locker ever come close to the crazy high feeling of a new experience? Really, like I said… invalid question!

Let’s celebrate the joy of reading

Perfect emotions, a touching story, earthy music… The latest #Kindle commercial, shot by Cannes winning ad film maker Ram Madhvani, has it all. You totally nailed it, and gave me the best type of goosebumps. It demonstrates the journey of a reader in such a simple, yet powerful way! Let’s celebrate the joy of reading… :)