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Decoding Art

I visit art galleries and art fairs whenever I get a chance.  Not that I understand Art and its nuances much but I like to draw interpretations of the ideology of an artist behind his piece.  Most of the times it is vague to me but at times  I know there is a very deep thought behind it but just couldn’t get it beyond a point.  It was a huge event and  works of hundreds of artists were on display.  It was  difficult to capture each piece but some that really caught my eye are here below.  I would like you to comment if you have any interpretation of these art pieces.

This was completely vague to me but I found it interesting ..

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Not sure how to decode this either..I am not even sure if it is inspired from Indian mythology or just artist’s figments of imagination.

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I am still wondering the significance of a vacant third chair in this presentation.  Has it got anything to do with an extra marital affair? When wife gets busy with a child, the husband has all the time and chances in the world for infidelity.

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This one is again vague but red hair is what really keeps you in thinking loop..

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Umm.. I am not sure what is this…this was made out of wool. And clearly these are two pair of legs and looking at the curves looks like female legs..but the red patches on the leg I don’t know where the artist is taking us to… IMAG1069

This I found quite hilarious. Anybody interest in Indian Politics would know that we have a new political party call ‘AAP’ which claims it to be a common man’s party and it’s political symbol is Broom. It was also in power in Delhi for less than 3 months. So, it is something really amateur work like a political satire.

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I was very impressed by this innovative idea. Sadly it was beyond my ability to capture the idea. So this hollow chair as you can see is LED made and on both sides of the chair were full sized mirrors.  The artist tried to show the idea of Infinity.IMAG1079

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Timing is Everything

“A stone thrown at the right time is better than gold given at the wrong time”

Lesson learnt today – Time is precious, once gone never comes back.

Having said that it applies to both good and bad situations. Lets talk about the bad phases. Why is that sometimes we just miss the timing to react on a bad situation? Like it happens with me a lot of times when something inappropriate happens, sometimes my mind just holds me back to respond. And I am left burnt as to why I did not say anything at that very moment when I am not even at fault. I don’t know what is it that holds me back at such situations may be the thought that my response may cause some ruckus. But whatever that bitter feeling of not reacting on time keeps eating me from within. And if at all I decide to take my stand later on it’s not worth it as the damage has already been done and any delayed reaction will not repair it.

Some incidents happens in life to teach us something important. And it’s on us how we take it (and that is Lesson #2).

This importance of time is even applicable to situations when sometimes we have to take certain pivotal decisions of life but we somehow dissuade from it. Later we regret of not taking any call on those at that time. I think we all have faced such moments in our life whether it’s taking up a life changing job offer or a business decision or even expressing your love to someone. But once that very moment is gone it never comes back.

So, important message of life to me today – React on right time rather than burning yourself.

Daily Inspiration

Daily Inspiration

To quench my intrigue I searched the deep meaning of this philosophical quote by Anthony De Mello, a spiritual healer. It states that we are like bears pacing in a cage. Even if the cage is removed, we keep pacing in the same timid limits. We are afraid to get out. And we think that the only way out is by endless striving and thinking. Through his book The Heart of the Enlightened, Anthony guide his readers with his short stories which touch on relationships, human nature, service, spirituality, and enlightenment.

Not just a photograph: A Final Embrace

Not just a photograph

This picture was shared to me by a friend and can’t agree more that it brings out most extreme emotions out of me.

This photograph is given the name of ‘A Final Embrace’ was taken by a Bangladeshi photographer Taslima Akhter after the tragic collapse of a garment factory building in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh happened in April 2013.  Along them died more than 750 people.

In this picture I don’t feel sympathetic towards the victims as they seem contented in dying in each other’s arms.  The facial expression of the man seems so relieved like he has no complaints from anyone in this world as this world has not given him much. They lived a deprived life but there seems no dearth of compassion between the victims here.

This incident raises some serious questions to the authorities who thinks they rule the lives of people. Is a life of any human that cheap? Over 750 people died, and not due to some natural calamity but sheer human negligence. This incident could have been avoided but since the lives of poor are too cheap that nobody even bothered of those souls working there.

This photograph also questions my philosophical side. If such an incident is overlooked or avoided for any discussion, then we all need to relook or revisit ourselves to ask are we humans? And if yes, what makes a human?

Forgotten Gratitudes…

Life is running out too fast. We sometime take our people for granted and forget to convey them their importance in our lives. May be to an extent that their absence might affect our presence. Some oblivious pointers of life that are needed to be recalled:

  • Show your Mom how much you love and care for her. That her food is the best meal you had in a day. That you are proud of her for all the pain she takes to keep the family integrated.
  • Tell your Dad that you are thankful to him to provide you all the things you demanded in life. That you look up to him for all the hardwork he has done so that you would never face financial crunch.
  • Say your brother or sister that no matter what you will always stand by them. That you fight with them because you adore them. That they are your saviour at times.
  • Sit by your dog, cuddle him and run your fingers through his coat. Thank him for being a mute listener for all your jibber-jabber. And that he is the best dog you ever had. 
  • Meet friends. Not like body meeting body but soul meeting soul. Salute them for being asses in your life. Thank them for all the laughter they have provided when you needed it most. Be grateful to them for taking you out from abyss like infinite times.
  • Finally thank God for being so kind on you, to grant you a life which is beautiful. And you wouldn’t have wished for anything better.

Enrich your life with these Oscar winners. As you don’t want to live with a qualm of not being grateful to people who are the reason for your existence.