"Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls; Where words come from the depth of truth; Where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection; Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit; Into that heaven of freedom it should be our intent. ( my adaption from Rabindranath Tagores famous lines)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Hema's Dance Ballet "Remembering Meera"

My wife, Hema, staged a dance ballet “Remembering Meera’ in February 2010 which in my opinion was excellent. It was extremely well received by the audience but due to some slip up, did not get newspaper reviews. The ballet was done to Classical Hindustani music. The choreography was very original and the costumes really vibrant. Here I have made a short video clip as the ballet video would take over an hour. One of the main songs which was sung by Smt Vinati Udaiyar in the ballet ,I have substituted it by the magical voice of the famous Kishori Amonkar.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Dont feel sorry for yourself

Nicholas James Vujicic ( of a Serbian Family) was born in 1982 in Brisbane, Australia with the rare Tetra-amelia disorder: limbless, missing both arms at shoulder level, and legless but with two small feet, one of which has two toes. Vujicic was otherwise healthy. His life was filled with difficulties and hardships. Several times he contemplated suicide.However he did not give up hope. He was prohibited from attending a mainstream school because of his physical disability. However he came through and
graduated from university at the age of 21 with a double major in Accounting and Financial Planning.

He is now a preacher and motivational speaker regularly gives speeches on subjects such as disability, hope, and finding meaning in life and has spoken to over three million people so far, in over 24 countries .
He learned to write using the two toes on his left foot, and a special device that slid onto his big toe which he uses to grip. He also learned to use a computer and type using the "heel and toe" method He has learned to even , comb his hair, brush his teeth, answer the phone, shave and get himself a glass of water, throw tennis balls, play some games.

Watch this Video and see if you hold back your tears.

If he can be happy, given his circumstances, we can be happy, given ours. cant we.