Mar 7, 2010

No. It doesn't exist.

No. There is no right. There is no wrong.
There is choice. You can be whoever you want to be, as long as you are willing to face the consequences.

No. There is no love. There is no hatred.
There is compromise. Sometimes, and for some people, you're more willing than others.

No. There is no understanding. Between people.
There is empathy, and there is acceptance. And they are only possible if you have walked similar paths, or have walked enough together.

No. There is no escape. From the past.
There are regrets. Some are easier to live with than others. Some define you more strongly than others. Some, you let go of along your way in life. Some you take to your grave.

Jan 16, 2010

Kiran Bir Sethi teaches kids to take charge

An awe inspiring talk by Kiran Bir Sethi on how she is shaping India by empowering the children. I have believed that children are the way to make a difference in the future...

And here she is, making it happen.

Jan 13, 2010

Animation created by sketching on folded paper

This has to be among the most creative animations I've seen!

parkour motion reel from saggyarmpit on Vimeo.

Jan 3, 2010

The Google Story Animated

I have to admit, this is one of the most amazing timeline presentations I've seen. Extremely creative and thoughtful!

Dec 11, 2009

চেয়ে দেখা (Cheye Dekha)

নদীর ধারে দেখা স্বপ্ন গুলোকে
  চেয়েছিলাম ধরে রাখতে

ধুলোময় তুলিগুলো আবার তুলে
    চেয়েছিলাম তোমায় আকতে

গানের সে সুর তোমার সুনে
    চেয়েছিলাম সুর বাধতে

তোমার চোখের মধ্যে দিয়ে জগতটাকে
    চেয়েছিলাম রঙিন করে দেখতে

জ্যোৎস্নার আলোর চাদর গায়
    চেয়েছিলাম তোমায় কাছে পেতে

আমার জীবনের প্রশ্নগুলোকে
    চেয়েছিলাম তোমায় উত্তর করে আনতে

কবল একবার আমি তোমায়
    চেয়েছিলাম ভালবাসতে

~ ইন্দ্রাদীপ, ৬/১২/২০০৯

(in english transliteration)

Nodir dhare-dekha swapno gulo
cheyechilam dhore rakhte,

Dhulomoy tuli-gulo abar tule,
cheyechilam tomai aakte,

Gaaner se shur tomar shune,
cheyechilam shur baadhte,

Tomar chokhe moddhe-diye jogot take,
cheyechilam rongin kore dekhte,

Jyostnar alor chaador gaye
cheyechilam tomai kaache pete,

Amar jiboner proshnogulike tomai,
cheyechilam uttor kore aante,

Kebal ekbar ami tomai,
cheyechilam bhalobashte.